The first [DISSONANT HUM] release, Blood-Brotherhood and Other Rites of Male Alliance (2nd Ed.) is now available for purchase and download via Kindle.
My co-author Nathan F. Miller and I have long thought that our book about Blood-Brotherhood missed out on a wider audience because our comprehensive, cross-cultural research on blood-brotherhood stories and traditions was book-ended by subject matter targeted for a limited audience.
This summer, I edited and revised the book for a general male readership, and re-formatted the book for Kindle.
Blood-Brotherhood opens with an essay about the almost exclusively male phenomenon of making blood-brotherhood, and its relevance today. The real meat of the book is a survey of blood-brotherhood myths and traditions as they have been told and practiced all over the world, for all of known human history. Also included are some original translations of literary material by Nathan F. Miller and a closing essay I wrote about the tattoo medium and its potential to be used to create meaningful, modern rites of male alliance.
Download it for your Kindle, or read it with a Kindle app for your phone, PC, etc.
(It looks sharpest on an actual Kindle, though.)
Blood-Brotherhood on Kindle; ASIN: B005FLU4ZA. $5.99