A Short Note About ‘The Last Love Scene’

Okay, so a few years ago, I completed a GINORMOUS novel called Terminal Monday.

Later, as is my wont, I posted a snippet of that novel, entitled ‘The Last Love Scene‘. It’s a good scene, and it was important to the development of the novel, but it has the odd priviledge of being one of the most sought-after excerpts from any of my novels.

I wouldn’t go so far as to say it’s the best thing I’ve written. In fact, I’ll wager it’s actually fairly mediocre, by most folks’ standards, as the excerpt gets at least one or two hits a day, but no one ever, ever comments on it.

So really, it’s a plot-driven sequence that involves two fictional characters (in the script Richard is doctoring–during the writer’s strike of 2007–for the espionage thriller movie, ‘Dead Certainty’) ‘getting jiggy with it’ on the screen while our protagonist, author Richard Burley, tries to give the scene gravitas and emotional conviction. And then it goes all pear-shaped, which is what a lot of scenes in Terminal Monday do.

I guess what people keep coming to read it for is the cheeky title. There are quite a lot of those in the novel, including dozens of subheadings all throughout each chapter. I even suspect a few of them are more cheeky and potentially naughty-sounding than The Last Love Scene. I know for certain that there is plenty of much hotter, stickier sex in the novel than that chapter, if that’s your thing. But it’s not a smut novel, if that’s what you’re thinking. It’s a long novel, which means there was plenty of room for graphic sexuality, amongst other things.

Terminal Monday is still the most significant piece of fiction I have written to date, and though I keep revisiting Richard in one guise or another, this novel stands as the prototypical Richard Burley novel. I don’t know if I’ll ever surpass it.

But you don’t have to take my word for it. You can buy it and read it for yourself. In fact, I invite you to do just that. The eBook is still just a few bucks, and I’m not ready yet to raise the prices on my ebooks, though that day is coming soon(ish).

Thank you for reading.


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