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WRITERS WRITE...WRITING PARTNERS FEUD

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We'd like to share an excerpt from VIXEN BRIGHT's and ZACHARY ZANE's new erotica coming our May 2012.

BLURB: At the library, while the facially scared Kathryn Pines obsesses over books, Keen Edge appears out of nowhere. Looking exactly like the sizzling hunk on a book cover, he invites Kathryn to journey with him into stories, she the heroine, he the hero. Every lusty, luscious, whimsical adventure is overlaid with elements of bondage and submission.

Kathryn surrenders to the passions and adventures of four tales raging from contemporary to fantasy, and soon loses her heart to Keen. Keen, though, isn’t just a character in a book and his invitation to forever might be more ominous than it appears.

EXCERPT ARC: VIGNETTE OF DREAM WIZARD

A fortnight earlier, within the Realm of Thrice, in her bedchamber the dream closed around Kate with familiar warmth. She hadn't remembered the first time she had experienced it, but it had been many years before. Now, though, t…

Book Review-Awkward by Marni Bates

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Mackenzie Wellsie is a girl who knows about issues. Her dad cheated on her mom. She always felt she was the cause of the divorce and she doesn’t trust easily-especially with guys. She wants to be invisible and get through high school no one the wiser of who she is. Until one day, one incident is captured and put on youtube. Now she is an internet sensation. Paparazzi follow her, rock stars talk to her and designers are sending her free cloths. All in all, Mackenzie is at a loss of how to navigate this new life of hers. Can Mackenzie find a way to navigate this new path in her life and still be the person she is?
This was the first time I picked up this author's work and I was thoroughly engrossed in Awkward. It is more than a girl finding surprise fame on the internet but one that also touches on self-esteem, humor and perception of one’s self. The author does a nice job in creating a likable main character in Mackenzie and I thoroughly enjoyed her wit, humor and quips. They added …

Book Review for Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep

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Gwen Frost is a student at the Mythos Academy. She is a gypsy with a talent of psychometry and is in her second year being trained as a warrior. Gwen is learning to fight to protect herself and her loved ones but also finds out there is more to her powers that being able to touch and object and know it’s history. Thinking she needs to avoid Logan, the one guy she longs for and fears, Gwen finds life isn’t as quiet as she likes. Seems she is now a target and it will take all the skills she can learn to stay alive.
Jennifer Estep does an awesome job in continuing Gwen’s story and KISS OF FROST picks up just a few weeks after book one ends. The story flows swiftly and the author opens her world building more to the readers. We get to see more of the reapers, Loki and the upcoming battle that Gwen is forefront in. The story just flows so nicely. You got teenage drama, of course, but the author does a great job in keeping the story from being bogged down by it. The characters are all multi…

Book Review for Tangled by Erin O'Rourke

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Mo Fitzgerald just wants to get away from it all. No magic, mobs and everything else. All she wants is to keep her loved ones safe but the magic is making it really hard to leave to live her normal life again. Now she has to deal with Luc who is back, asking for her help and it feels like her protector Colin is keeping things from her as well. Where ever Mo turns around there is something going on that has her in the crosshairs for now Mo has to make the choice- live a normal, boring life or embrace the life she is destined for.
I didn’t know TANGLED was the second book in a trilogy so I was kind of lost for most of t he beginning of the story. I was unsure on past events that were mentioned and whatnot so I have a feeling I will be grabbing Torn (book 1) in the future to see what happened to Mo before TANGLED. Erica O’Rourke is a new to me author and one I plan to enjoy again. Her writing is very good, the story is well written and the characters are quite multi-dimensional. The story…

My Personal Review for King Perry by Edmond Manning

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Debut author Edmond Manning delivers a powerful, emotional story that will tear you apart then put you back together-better, stronger and one that will inspire you to yell "I AM KING/QUEEN".


My Rating for King Perry-5 Stars and a recommended read


Let me first state I am a straight heterosexual woman in a stable, loving relationship but this story made me look at things in my life and see if I could make things better/easier/acceptable to me.  


King Perry is about a man...well two men to be exact. One who is part guide, part smart ass and one who loves to help people find their inner King (or Queen, in my case); the person you are meant to be.  The other is a man who has shielded himself off from a past that has hurt him and his heart and only by embracing it, accepting it and loving himself can he find inner peace and the person he was meant to be. 



When out of towner Vin Vanbly witnesses an act of compassion, he impulsively offers the young man, Perry Morgan, a mysterious offer…

My Personal Review for Paws on Me by Silvia Violet

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When you find a series that has amazing world building, captivating characters and story lines that thrill you, you know you got a winner and Silvia Violet's stories in the multi-author series, Protect & Serve, from Changeling Press is all that and more.


This is Silvia's third story in the Protect & Serve world and it follows Savage Wolf and Sex on a Hoof. Paws on Me is Seth Morrison's story, Aiden Savage's co-worker. 


My Rating for Paws on Me is 4 Stars and Recommended Read



Lieutenant Seth Morrison loves his job, so much so it is his only love until a flirty club owner drops into his life and shows him that there is more to life than work. Murder, passion and a sizzling chemistry bind Brandon Lord and Seth and it will change both their lives in more ways than they think. The question is can these two strong men find a way to listen to their hearts to get what they long for-love?
When a series completely captivates me for an an afternoon, I know I found a keeper.Si…

Give a warm Welcome to Aleksandr Voinov/Riptide Blog Tour Stop

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Discovering the truth about your characters: Silvio in Dark Soul The characters in Dark Soul, my gay mafia mini-series, are really old characters; they’ve been with me for twenty years, and I’ve grappled with them every now and then (when a writer has a character, the aim it to wrestle them into a book). But only recently did I understand what was at the heart of Silvio Spadaro, the enigmatic killer in Dark Soul, or his brother Franco. Both men struggle to connect, each in their own ways. Franco doesn’t even enjoy touching or being touched and considers all tenderness a form of unwelcome “pity”. Silvio, on the other hand, is much more hedonistic and connects almost exclusively via sex. It’s his way to vent steam, to feel alive, to break his inner isolation.
Throughout the book, Silvio struggles reading people, and responds in unexpected ways. He’s slightly “off”, which only enhances his reputation as a fearsome mafia killer – people can’t predict what he’s going to do. They call him “bar…

Submission Call from Amber Allure

ATTENTION AUTHORS OF M/M EROTIC FICTION ~ CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS ~ Once again, Amber Allure (the GLBT imprint of Amber Quill Press) is pleased to announce a Call for Submissions. Although we're not open to "general" submissions, we are looking for stories that fit a specific theme being planned for release in 2012. For detailed information and submission guidelines, please visit our website at...
http://amberquill.com/AmberAllure/AA_submissioncalls.html

Submission calls from Breathless Press

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Calling all authors...Breathless Press is looking for your submissions in our general and theme lines.  We are looking for romance, erotic romance, or erotica.  A full listing of our lines, anthology calls and more can be found on our submission page at http://www.breathlesspress.com/Page/submissions
New Submission Calls Recently Announced: Introducing Naughty Nursery Rhymes. Take those old nursery rhymes and make them something sensual, dirty, naughty, and get those pens scribbling (or fingers flying on the keyboards.) Stories need to be 10K and please put "Naughty Nursery Rhymes" in subject line of your email submission.
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Looking for Non-Fiction Submissions:
Our non-fiction line is called Reflections. We are seeking touching, unique, real-life stories about struggles overcome, lessons learned, experiences reflected upon. Stories must be at least 10k. Send them to acquisitions@breathlesspress.com stating that the submission is intended for the Reflections Line. At this time, a…

Meet Trinity Blacio's Hero, Dietrich Flade

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Please give a warm welcome to Dietrich Flade from Bound By Witchcraft by Trinity Blacio today as we sit down and see what makes him tick.
Q: So tell us about yourself. What got you in the crosshairs for your author? “Actually, I wanted to do this interview. My partner usually does these for me, but I’ve heard so much about you from, Trinity that I had to meet you myself. I was born in German, I run a private club in New York, not much to tell really.”
Q: What was it that drew you to your mate? “Her aura, as soon as she walked into the door, I knew she was mine.”
Q: A little naughty fun, where was the wildest place you seduced your partner(s)? “In the pantry, while many of her family were in the next room.”
Q: Boxers, briefs or Commando on a man? “Commando there is no other choice.”

Q: If your partner wants to seduce you, what's one sure fire trick he/she can play? “I love to see a woman in a corset and garters.”
Q: What is the one place on your partner's body that you know will d…

Welcome Ashley J. Benard

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Welcome to Dawn’s Reading Nook, Ashley J. Barnard. Please let my cabana boys/girls get you a drink and make yourself at home. Comfortable? Great…now let’s get down to business.
Q: Tell us a little about yourself. What you do, either for a living or for fun or both?
Hi, Dawn! Thanks for having me here. I am very lucky that I am able to be a fulltime writer at home. I have five published novels and three published plays, and I’m always working on something new.
Q: Are you a by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of writer, or do you have to use an outline to put your collective thoughts into some semblance of common sense?


I never use outlines. I usually start with a simple idea or couple of characters. I don’t like to think it out too much at the start; it’s very fun for me to have it come together as I go.


Q: Tell us all about your latest or upcoming release. What inspired it?


My latest release is an historical-fantasy novel called “Cast of Illusions.” It’s what you might call a Shakespearean fant…

My Personal Review for Putting Out Fires by Marie Sexton

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If you never visited the Coda Series by Marie Sexton, then her Valentine's themed novella, Putting Out Fires, is the perfect introduction to the series that started with Promises. 


My Rating for Putting Out Fires: 4 Stars



Matt Richards has spent the last three years with his lover, Jared Thomas and he has been happier than he ever has been. But when Valentine’s Day rolls around and his lover mentions he is unappreciated, Matt finds he needs to do something to show the man he loves that Jared is appreciated in every way by Matt. But things don’t go according to plans and chaos ensures. Can Matt salvage this Valentine’s Day before Jared is home?
With the right amount of humor, romance and more, Marie Sexton delivers a wonderful addition in her Coda series with Matt & Jared front and center. I absolutely adore this series, not just because there are three main couples that it follows but because it has a heart and soul that leaves a reader breathlessly aching for more. Marie Sexton …