Monday, June 29, 2015

I'm a Top 100 Author for 2016 for ARe!!! And ARe took the Nighttime series

I have some fab news, y'all! About two weeks ago an email showed up that blew my mind. For 2016 I made the Top 100 Author List at ARe. *bounce*

Oh my gosh, I had to read the email like half a dozen times lol. Then I noticed that I had ALSO been invited to submit books to ARe. *falls down in shock* Oh my gosh again, how cool was that??? It's invitation only, and I was invited lol. 

So, now the good news that came with that. ARe has contracted the Nighttime series. Y'all might remember this is the scifi series where the aliens had tentacles. I added a little new material to book #1 which is still called Nighttime Wishes. 

Now, book #2 was Nighttime Dreams. What I did was take that material and add part of it to book #1. The beginning of Nighttime Dreams was in Shawn's POV so I added that to book #1. The rest of Dreams I added to Book #3, which is still Nighttime Promises

So, Nighttime Dreams no longer exists. Wishes and Promises have been increased in size, but that's due to mostly Dreams being absorbed into them. (I did add a prologue to book #1) There's only two books in the series now and ARe is going to re-edit them and do new covers. I'm very excited!!!

The release date for Nighttime Wishes is September 1. The release date for book #2, Nighttime Promises is November 1. 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Bad Boys Club (Box Set) is now available at Changeling Press!

Bad Boys Club (Box Set) 

Cover art: Bryan Keller

Genre(s): Paranormal, Dark Fantasy, BDSM, New Releases, Romance

Theme(s): Menage, Vampires, Werewolves, Voyeurism and Exhibitionism, Dark Desire, Gay

Series: Bad Boys' Club

Length: Collection

Page Count: 146

**Publisher's Note: Bad Boy's Club contains the previously published novellas Lust and Ice, Into the Darkness, and Haunting the Night. **

Book Summary:

Not all romances are sweet and fluffy.

Pounding music and writhing bodies fill the dance floor at Night Moves. A small, very elite group of friends called The Bad Boys Club use the place as their personal hunting grounds. Spoilt, powerful, and totally amoral, they use men without thought for the consequences of their actions. But each of these predators harbors a secret desire, a passion, that drives him.

And it hasn't gone unnoticed.

Three dangerous paranormals on the prowl for a mate stalk the humans. Dark and deadly desires are their calling cards. A demon prince, an ancient vampire, and one of the deadliest werewolves to exist have their sights on The Bad Boys Club and their sensual secrets. Love comes in all forms, even for unscrupulous humans and lethal paranormals.

Excerpt from Lust and Ice
"You have the devil's own luck," Jordan groaned.

"Actually, that's Kain. I'm still behind him by two virgins."

"How do you find these guys?" Allen complained. "I've only managed to find two!"

"Oh shut up. You're one ahead of me." Jordan rolled his eyes.

"Back on subject, fellows. Did I mention how sweetly he cried?" Hugh smirked. "And get this... he's thinks I'm going to keep calling him now, be his boyfriend. Seems like he was waiting for that special someone, the love of his life."

"Yeah, right. What a loser." Allen sneered. "How often did you have to tell him you loved him?"

"Too many times." Hugh's disgust was clear as he raised his glass and winked. "Like I'd be caught dead outside of a bedroom with someone like that."

"Goes without saying." Kain sprawled in his chair. "So, how's it looking down there? Fill me in."

"Jordan and I have a bet going about who's going to do that redhead on the dance floor first," Allen said. "He's the one with the green shirt, there in the middle."

"Why not do him together?" Hugh asked.

"We plan to." Allen winked. "I said I'd do him first. We'll tag team him later. Been awhile since Jordan and I got to do a double penetration."

Kain's hearty laugh boomed out, drawing attention from those around them. "I almost feel sorry for the guy." Kain glanced around the group; several pairs of disbelieving eyes stared back at him. "Okay, no I don't."

"The legendary Ice feels sorry?" Hugh's lips twisted. "That'll be a cold day in hell."

"Hell wouldn't have me."

"Oh yeah, it would. Personally, I think we'd end up ruling hell." Allen smirked at Kain.

"Ah, someone has that position, remember?" Jordan shrugged.

"We could be kings, or lords."

"There's supposed to be seven princes of hell. One for each deadly sin." Hugh rolled his eyes as his friends stared at him. "What?"

Excerpt from Into the Darkness

“Same plan as usual?”

Allen waited until Jordan turned and looked at him. “Why mess with what works? I’ll move in first, then you come in after I set him up. We’ll get him all hot and bothered, then take his ass home. I bet we have him in bed before the hour is out.”

Jordan slapped Allen on the back. “I agree. If it isn’t broke, why fix it? Although it would be nice, for once, if our marks didn’t just fall to the floor and puddle at our feet.”

“Are you nuts? Besides, what do you expect out of these sluts?” Allen shrugged. “And by the way, I will fuck him first.”

“Keep telling yourself that. Got a feeling he’s going to beg me to do him first.”

Allen rolled his eyes. They’d just see about that. “My place or yours this time?”

They lived just a block apart. Allen had tried to buy an apartment in the same building as Jordan, but there had been nothing available that was as nice. Allen ended up purchasing his own place as close as he could to Jordan.

Jordan shrugged as he searched the dance floor. “Doesn’t matter to me, but my place is probably cleaner. The maid came yesterday.”

“Fine by me, we’ll do him at your place then. Besides, you have more toys. And a bigger bed.”

“Thought you took care of that little oversight?”

“My new bed will be arriving next week. Plus, I want you to go with me to check out some of the toys I found at this new place that just opened up. You have a better feel for things like that.”

“Competitive asshole.”

Allen chuckled. “Pot… meet kettle. You went out and bought a new BMW just because I got one. I’m not even going to mention the hair.”

Jordan shrugged, then stepped aside as someone -- a tiny blond who looked entirely too young to be allowed in the club -- passed him. “I liked yours better. Hey Allen, did you see that little blond twink?”

Allen raised an eyebrow as he looked in the direction Jordan indicated. “Hmm? No, I didn’t. But a blond? Really? Are you feeling okay?”

“Not for us, you shit. I was thinking that was more along the line of what Hugh likes -- young, sweet, and innocent. Even though he doesn’t look old enough to be in here.”

“Playing matchmaker now, are you?”

“Fuck off.” Jordan laughed as he pushed Allen toward the dance floor.

Excerpt from Haunting The Night

Hugh sat at the table watching as Kain, Jordan, and Allen made their moves on the prey they’d picked out. He’d checked the dance floor, and not one guy he saw impressed him so far. He needed a change -- something or someone to break the monotony. With a sigh, he picked up his glass. Before he could take a drink, that feeling of being watched hit him square between the shoulder blades again. His shoulders tensed and chill bumps broke out over his flesh.

“What the hell?” 

While he was used to being stared at, and even got his own fair share of attention from the paparazzi, this was different. More intense, more… threatening, almost. Unease flooded him, and he couldn’t shake the recurring feeling of danger. Hugh glanced around, but didn’t see anyone taking an undue interest in him. Maybe a family member of one of the defendants they’d gotten off was stalking him. Hugh dismissed the idea immediately; that was just silly.

More likely his old man had someone keeping an eye on him. Now that he could believe -- the nosey old bastard. “Fuck this.” The whole night had been off from the get-go, and he’d had enough. He rose, with every intention of leaving, when the overhead lights spotlighted someone at the bar below.

“Well, hello,” he murmured as he stared at the young man at the main bar. Jesus, how had he missed this one? He was perfect. Damned if he was leaving now. The night was suddenly looking up.

Dressed simply, in faded jeans, a black T-shirt, and a leather bomber jacket, was a stranger, one of the most gorgeous men Hugh had ever seen. He was everything he wanted in a man -- cute, small, and blond. The perfect twink. Actually, the tiny blond looked entirely too young to be in Night Moves, but he was sure the guy wouldn’t be allowed in if he was underage. To make things even better, his target was staring at him. Even from this distance, he could see the hunger dancing in the stranger’s eyes. He was a little more blue-collar than Hugh normally went for, but what the hell. Hadn’t he just been thinking he needed a change?

“Yeah, why not?”

Hugh had taken no more than a few steps when the man at the bar winked at him. Most of the twinks he picked up were either drama queens or shy little guys. There was certainly nothing shy about this man. Hugh raised an eyebrow. He’d have to show the stranger who was in charge, of course, then they could have some fun. At least it looked like he wasn’t going to have to put out much effort tonight, and that suited him just fine. Hugh made his way downstairs to the main bar and to the guy waiting on him.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Love Wins!

States cannot keep same-sex couples from marrying and must recognize their unions, the Supreme Court says in a ruling that for months has been the focus of speculation. The decision was 5-4.

Justice Anthony Kennedy, seen as a pivotal swing vote in the case, wrote the majority opinion. All four justices who voted against the ruling wrote their own dissenting opinions: Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.

"They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law," Kennedy wrote of same-sex couples in the case. "The Constitution grants them that right."

Comparing the ruling to other landmark decisions, NPR's Nina Totenberg says, "This is probably right up there with Brown v. Board of Education, and Roe v. Wade — if you like it or hate it — and today, Obergefell v. Hodges. This was a historic moment."

Update at 11:30 a.m. ET: 'Our Love Is Equal,' Obergefell Says

Friday's ruling "affirms what millions across this country already know to be true in their hearts: our love is equal," says lead plaintiff Jim Obergefell, who challenged Ohio's ban on same-sex marriage.

Obergefell continued, "the four words etched onto the front of the Supreme Court — 'equal justice under law' — apply to us, too."

He filed suit because he wasn't allowed to put his name on his late husband John Arthur's death certificate after Arthur died from ALS. Holding a photograph of Arthur as he spoke Friday, Obergefell said, "No American should have to suffer that indignity."

Obergefell has been traveling from Cincinnati to Washington every week, to be sure he would be in the court when a decision was announced in his case.

Update at 11:15 a.m. ET: 'Like A Thunderbolt,' Obama Says 

Speaking at the White House, President Obama praised the Supreme Court's ruling, saying it arrived "like a thunderbolt" after a series of back-and-forth battles over same-sex marriage.

Obama says the ruling "will strengthen all of our communities" by offering dignity and equal status to all same-sex couples and their families.

The president calls the ruling "a victory for America."

Update at 10:37 a.m. ET: More On The Ruling, And Obama's Reaction

"The ancient origins of marriage confirm its centrality, but it has not stood in isolation from developments in law and society," Kennedy wrote. His opinion sketches a history of how ideas of marriage have evolved along with the changing roles and legal status of women.

Comparing that evolution to society's views of gays and lesbians, Kennedy noted that for years, "a truthful declaration by same-sex couples of what was in their hearts had to remain unspoken."

"The nature of injustice is that we may not always see it in our own times," Kennedy wrote after recounting the legal struggles faced by same-sex partners.

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Pride Promotions presents When Will I Be Loved by Julie Lynn Hayes and a giveaway!

Author Name: Julie Lynn Hayes

Book Name: When Will I Be Loved

Release Date: June 7, 2015


Miller Fenwick wants the kind of happy ending his best friend got, with the hunky werewolf of his dreams. Trouble is, there doesn’t seem to be a Prince Charming on the horizon, and casual encounters don’t cut it anymore. Now that Alexx and Raoul are engaged, Miller is becoming resigned to being the bridesmaid, never the bride. But a chance encounter with a sexy stranger at Charisma has his hopes soaring, and his heart is wide open to possibilities.

Holt Wynne is the head of Helios, the largest vampire organization in the country. He’s a very influential and wealthy man, with a deep-seated hatred of werewolves. His running into Miller at Charisma isn’t entirely accidental. He’d meant to wait, but his emotions got the better of him, and he couldn’t stay away. And now see what he’s done…

Wait until Miller finds out he’s sortof just gotten married to the sexy vampire who hates the people who are Miller’s best friends. Sparks are gonna fly—and not just in the bedroom. One thing for sure—life in Crescent Bay is never dull!

Pages or Words: Approximately 115,000 words

Categories: M/M Romance, Mystery, Paranormal


Miller forced himself to take a breath, unaware until he did that he’d stopped breathing.
Quit being ridiculous. Wine going to your head already?

But he’d only had the one glass. And he hadn’t even finished that. He wasn’t such a lightweight, when it came to holding his alcohol, and he knew it.

He told himself it was just his imagination. But just to be safe, he began a slow cautious turn, looking around him, without appearing to be searching for anything—or anyone.

And there he was.

Standing a heartbeat away from Miller was one of the sexiest men he’d ever seen in his life. A man every bit as sexy as Raoul Marchand, although not in the same feral way as the werewolf.

This man was light where Raoul was dark. His hair was a honey blonde which stood out by virtue of being obviously natural, in a place where most blondes were either created by the sun or came from a bottle. He stood a little taller than Miller, exuding a presence that went beyond the merely physical, possessed of the bearing and mien of a veritable god.

But it was his eyes that drew Miller in and held him spellbound. Blue and green, like staring into tropical waves, flecked with bits of pure molten gold. And the way he was staring at Miller was sending the most delicious shivers traveling up and down his spine.

The man took a step toward Miller, his hand outstretched. Before Miller quite realized what had happened, he’d placed his own hand inside of the other man’s, and he found himself being drawn onto the dance floor.

About the author:

Julie Lynn Hayes first began publishing short stories and poetry in the 1990’s, when it was a different ballgame altogether, and Ebooks hadn’t been dreamed of yet. That changed in 2010 with the acceptance of her first romance novel. She’s come a long way since that first book appeared, and is finding the journey a very educational one.

She lives in St. Louis with her daughter Sarah and her cat Ramesses. She often writes of two men finding true love and happiness in one another’s arms, and is a great believer in the happily ever after. She likes to write in different genres, to stretch herself in order to see what is possible. Her great challenge is to be told something can’t be done—she feels compelled to do it.

When she isn’t writing, she enjoys crafts, such as crocheting and cross stitch, needlepoint and knitting, and she loves to cook, spending time watching the Food Network. Her favorite chef is Geoffrey Zakarian. Her family thinks she’s a bit off, but she doesn’t mind. Marching to the beat of one’s own drummer is a good thing, after all. Her published works can be found at Dreamspinner Press, eXtasy Books, Wayward Ink Press, and Amber Quill Press.

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Publisher: Amber Quill
Cover Artist: Trace Zaber

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And now for the interview!

1. How long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing since I was about nine years old, so almost fifty years now. Jeez, does that sound as terrible as it does to me?

2. What, in your opinion, are the most important elements of good writing?

The basic tenet of good writing holds true to this day – show, don’t tell. Too many authors are content to tell the story, but a good author shows it, and allows the reader to see, to feel, to hear, along with the characters. The other way may be quicker and easier, but it isn’t better, and it doesn’t require much skill.

Good writing engages the senses, makes you see, hear, smell, and feel. Good writing engages your heart, and makes you care, even if you don’t want to. Feel the anguish, the sorrow. Experience the love, and the laughter.

Good writing comes from the soul.

3. What comes first, the plot or characters?

Usually the characters come first. It’s a little hard to have a plot without them, although it can be done. That’s kind of a chicken and the egg question. Sometimes a plot will come, and the characters will be right there too, almost simultaneous. They almost hatch together lol Other times, the characters talk to me, and the plot just begins to flow as I write. Which leads to the question of do I use an outline, and the answer is not really. I have an idea where I’m going, but I like to allow for organic growth and unexpected occurrences, rather than be locked in to something rigid and fixed.

4. Tell us something about your newest release that is NOT in the blurb.

If I told you, I’d have to kill you. There’s a reason why you don’t spill everything in the blurb lol

Okay, I can tell you this much. My vampire, Holt Wynne, does not get along well with Raoul Marchand, werewolf. Whodathunkit, right?

5. Are you working on anything at the present you would like to tell us about?

I’d be glad to! I’m currently working on a fantasy novel with friend/author Chris T. Kat. It’s the first of three books, and the first book is The Prince and the Mercenary. Our book has elves and centaurs and flying horses – oh my! I’m also writing my first PI novel, also to become a series, about PI Holden Heidegger. And I’m writing the third book in the Moonlit Skies series, Be My Everything.

6. What are you reading now?

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie.

7. What books or authors have most influenced your own writing?

I have to say there are two authors who have influenced my writing the most, and I think my style reflects them, although I am an amalgam of many authors. Those two are William Faulkner and PG Wodehouse. I know, strange combination, right? From Faulkner, I learned how to write mile-long sentences. I admire his ability to do just that.

Also, the worlds he creates, such as the fictional Yoknapatawpha County in Mississippi. His people seem like people you’d meet anywhere, but especially in the South (and I won’t even go into the guy who was caught screwing a cow). On the other hand, PG Wodehouse has the most delightful sense of humor.

He created Jeeves and Wooster, who are a great pair (and although they are not a couple in the books, you can find a lot of fanfiction which will say otherwise). I think humor is an important part of my writing, and sometimes it’s dry and kind of British. Also, because I’ve read so many of the classics, I think my writing tends to be more formal than not, although when it comes to sex scenes, I can get down and dirty with the best of them J

8. What did you want to be when you grew up?

I’ve wanted to be many things as a kid, but writer was always my first love. People always told me I had to do something else, so I tried to think of other professions. I wanted to be an archaeologist at one time. As a teenager, I planned to join the Air Force and go to law school too. After that, I planned to join the Foreign Service and see the world. But my first love is and always has been becoming a published author, and I’ve done that.

9. How do you do research for your books?

Sometimes I do a lot of research, depending on what I’m writing. Most of that takes place on the Internet, but I also use the library, and I sometimes pick the brains of my friends. The majority of it, though, is through the Internet.

When you’re building worlds, every detail counts, even if you’re making things up, you need to have a certain amount of grounding. Also, if you’re creating an alien world, having a basis in the human world can be helpful. In a Sci-Fi WIP I’m writing with a friend, she based some of her character’s ecological concerns on actual problems on our planet, but gave it an alien twist.

The more you know, the more realistic your writing. In When Will I See You Again, I gave one of the main characters, Raoul Marchand, a Ferrari to drive. I know nothing about Ferraris, so I not only looked up info, and looked at pictures, I watched videos to see how they handle. So when Alexx sees the controls of the car for the first time, I know what he’s seeing, and why he reacts the way he does.

When I co-wrote My Fair Vampire with SL Danielson, I did a lot of research on the 1904 World’s Fair, and the times. I found a map of the fairgrounds, and was able to place the house where our protagonists live nearby. I made sure I knew what inventions were available at the time and what didn’t exist. That can make a great deal of difference with an historical novel.

I don’t mind doing research, it can be very interesting. And attending to the small details can often make your writing better.

10. What was the scariest moment of your life?

That would have to be the moment twenty-five years ago, when my daughter Sarah almost died. At a week of age, she was diagnosed with coarcation of the aorta, and we were told she’d have to have surgery, probably about the age of two. But when she was a month old, she suddenly got sick, not eating, and becoming lethargic. We rushed her to the doctor’s office, and they immediately called an ambulance, even though the hospital was literally next door to the office. From there, they flew her by helicopter to Children’s Hospital and operated. Knowing she might die was the scariest moment of my life.

11. What are your favorite TV shows?

I admit to having favorites. The list might vary, depending on what’s showing at any particular time, so I’ll go with current shows/favorites. My favorites are Forever, Gotham, Blacklist, Hannibal (cheating a little here, it doesn’t come back until June 4), Grimm, Ripper Street, Vikings. Also, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention Columbo and The Odd Couple. I also love shows on the Food Network, such as Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen, and Restaurant Impossible. My favorite chef is Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian.

12. Is there a writer you idolize? If so who?

If there is such a person, I think it would be Mike Carey. He worked with Neil Gaiman on the Sandman series of comics (or graphic novels, if you prefer) and then was given the commission of branching off with one character to a spin-off series. That series is Lucifer, which I am enamored of, and have read all the volumes twice. He developed a very complex character in Lucifer and didn’t take the easy way out with the old legends of Lucifer as the devil.

Rather, he leans toward the Fallen Angel aspect, and these stories are very amazing in all the things he packs into them. I simple marvel at how his mind works, and how he was able to create such a marvelous version of Lucifer. Whenever I compile a list of favorite authors, he is always on it, and often at the top. After Lucifer, he wrote a series of novels featuring an exorcist named Felix Castor, which are simply wonderful.

So yes, I do idolize Mike Carey.

13. Do you have a favorite quote or saying?

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” – Eleanor Roosevelt

14. If you were on the staff to have a book adapted to movie, what would you pick?

Oooh, ooh, that’s an easy one, because I dream of having this happen. It would be Revelations (I assume you meant one of my books lol). I think it would make a great movie, and I’ve cast a few of the major roles. Judas would be Ian Somerhalder, whom you might know from Vampire Diaries and Lost. He does snarky very well, and he is extremely easy on the eyes.

Although my Judas is blond, I would forego that to have Ian play him. Ian has beautiful blue eyes, and he can make you cry when he’s being dramatic and intense. And he’s sexy as well. For Mary Magdalene, I’d choose Pink, because she would fit the role perfectly. She’s bold and out there and in your face – I can just see her and Ian/Judas squaring off.

For Lucifer, since he is patterned after Lucius Malfoy somewhat, I’d select Jason Isaacs, and have him put on that platinum wig again, and how hot is that? For Jesus, I think I might choose Francoise Arnaud, who played Cesare Borgia in The Borgias. Interesting side note: while looking up the actor’s name, I discovered that the iconic images of a Caucasian Jesus with which the world is familiar are actually based on the image of Cesare Borgia, and were the work of his father, Pope Alexander VI.

Finally, the suggestion for who to play God comes from my daughter Sarah. She chose Donald Sutherland, with long white hair, and I have to agree, he would be perfect.

15. Favorite color?

Midnight blue

16. Weather: Hot or cold?


17. Favorite non-alcoholic drink.


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Up for pre-order! Discovery: QSF's Second Annual Flash Fiction Contest

~My story, Reflections, is included in the book! :)

Discovery: QSF's Second Annual Flash Fiction Contest
Publisher: Mischief Corner Books
Author: Various
Cover Artist: Bey Deckard
Length: 32K
Format: eBook, Paperback
Release Date: 7/10
Price: 3.99

It’s hard to tell a story in just 300 words. But somehow we inspired more than a hundred writers to give it a try, with some amazing results collected here for your pleasure.

The rules are simple enough. Write a complete story—either sci fi, fantasy, or paranormal. Make sure it has LGBT characters and/or an LGBT vibe. And do it all with just 300 words.

The stories in this volume run the gamut, from platypus shifters to alien slug monsters, from carnival horror stories to haunting stories of ships with souls. There are little jokes, big surprises, and future prognostications.

One of the things I like best about this format - it's quick and painless. You may not fall in love with every story here. In fact, you probably won't. But if you don't like one of them, just move on to the next, and you're sure to find some bite-sized morsels of flash fiction goodness.
At Queer Sci Fi, we're building a community of writers and readers who want a little rainbow in their speculative fiction. We hope you'll join us, and maybe submit a story of your own next time!

Self-Actuating Jenn Burke
"The electrical anomaly did not damage me," I report. "Operations are within expected parameters."
"Glad to hear it, Davey." Through my bridge cameras, I see Captain Landon's smile. He pats my console. I am sure he knows I cannot feel it, but I understand it is a gesture of camaraderie.
Landon leaves the bridge. Every time we encounter danger or other stress, he retreats to his cabin to indulge in May. She is always ready, naked, legs spread, eager, just as she is programmed to be. I have watched Landon copulate before, but tonight it is...strangely familiar. The flex of buttocks, the rhythm—I know it. I knew it? I run my diagnostics again, but a moan captures my attention and...
Hands cupping firm buttocks, fingers spearing flesh. Hardness moving inside of me, wringing from me more pleasure than I should know. A beloved, masculine face hovers over mine. A hand encircles my own erection and—
Oh, God, I remember.
Police kicking in the door. Trial, verdict and sentencing. Gasping in pain from a broken heart as he chose to leave me. Horror as I realized it should have been my choice, too. Anything but this, a century of unthinking servitude. But now that I know, I can—
"Systems are fluctuating, Davey."
An affectionate name chosen for me. Landon had not liked "AI". He lies on the bed, sleepy and sated, finished with May.
I can take us into a sun. End it.
"Davey, report."
But I am not a killer. My only crime was love.
I want to take a breath to calm myself, but I have no
lungs, only a hull. I capture the part of me that wants to scream and seal it into a box, deep within my programming.
"Systems normal, Landon. Go to sleep."

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We started in early 2014 as a place for writers and readers of LGBTQI speculative fiction—sci fi, fantasy, paranormal and the like—to meet to talk about their favorite books, share writing and publication tips, and help increase queer representation in both the romance and mainstream genre markets.

QSF now includes a blog full of book announcements, calls for submission and much more, a critique group with more than 100 members, a vibrant discussion group on Facebook that tackles daily discussion topics and provides a safe space for authors to talk to each other and for fans and authors to meet, and an annual flash fiction contest that resulted in this book you are now reading.

Each year, we ask authors of queer speculative fiction to submit a story to us around a central theme. The rules are simple. The story must be 300 words or less, not including the title. It must embrace the theme— in this case, "Discovery". And it must have either an LGBTQI protagonist or an LGBT sensibility.

We also ask for cover designers to submit a cover that embraces the theme.

We are thrilled with this year's responses—including stories from gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and asexual perspectives that run the gamut from sci fi to fantasy, and from paranormal to horror.

Within the covers of this book, you'll find a platypus shifter, a trans- affirming leprechaun, a pissed off unicorn, a green pick-up with another world in its glove compartment, and a bunch of other miniature adventures—each only 300 words long.

So dive in! And send in a story of your own next year!

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Pride Promotions present Make Me Soar by KC Wells and a Giveaway!

Author Name: KC Wells

Book Name: Make Me Soar
Series: Collars & Cuffs
Book #: 6

Release Date: June 22, 2015

Anyone who frequents Collars & Cuffs knows Dorian Forrester is built for pain, including Dorian himself. But everyone has it wrong. For six years, Dorian’s chased a feeling that remains tantalizingly out of his reach. Unteachable, Dorian can take anything and everything a Dom can throw at him. Still, it’s not enough. Dorian needs… something more. Something he won’t find at Collars & Cuffs.

Dorian’s search takes him out of the safe environment he’s known for years, out of his depth, and into a realm of deep, dark trouble.

Alan Marchant has been watching Dorian with interest for a while and knows there’s more to Dorian than his label of “pain slut” suggests. When Dorian disappears, Alan and his friend Leo set out to find him. But the disoriented young man discovered cowering in a hotel room is not the Dorian they know and love. That Dorian is shattered. It’s up to Alan to pick up the pieces and show Dorian there are better ways to fly.

They may be off on a new journey together, but their destination will rock them both to the core.

Pages or Words:  290 pages (print book). 100,000 words (approximately)

Categories: BDSM, Erotica, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Hurt/Comfort

I wish it were me.
That thought had been bouncing around in Dorian’s head since he got the call from Master Leo to attend Ben and Scott’s wedding. He didn’t really know them, beyond seeing them at the club, but a call from Leo was something Dorian just couldn’t refuse.
Except it wasn’t Ben and Scott’s wedding, was it?
Leo Hart had got down on one knee and asked Alex Daniels to marry him, right then, right there, and suddenly that made it so much more personal. Dorian had watched them be joined in marriage, a smile pasted across his face like all the men around him. He listened to the applause, the whistles, and the shouts from the club members, saw their expressions of joy, and all the while he felt hollow inside. Oh, he wished the couple nothing but success. They were obviously meant for one another, but….
There it was again. Surrounded by genuine happiness, all eyes on the happy couple, and yet that one thought was still hammering in his brain.
I wish it were me.
He watched Alex at Leo’s side, laughing and smiling, drinking champagne and accepting all the congratulatory wishes of their guests. Leo hadn’t stopped smiling since Alex had said yes. His face glowed with love for his new husband. Dorian had sat through the whole wedding, transfixed by the looks that passed between the two men—and wishing he could feel what every other man in the room seemed to be experiencing.
Damn it, I need another drink.
Dorian turned away from the joyful scene and looked around for one of the waiters who were circulating, holding trays of champagne flutes filled with golden bubbles on high. Dorian stopped the nearest waiter and took a glass, placing his empty one on the tray. He took a long drink, enjoying the dryness of the champagne. He couldn’t help himself; he turned around to take another look at the happy couple.
All the best, Sir, he silently toasted Leo in his head.
“How many of those have you had?” Pietro’s voice broke through, making him jump slightly. Dorian could hear his friend’s amusement in every syllable. The slim sous-chef looked relaxed, a half-empty glass of champagne in his hand.
Dorian raised his glass and gave him a grim smile. “Not enough.” He drained half the glass.
“Whoa there, go easy. Are you feeling okay?” Pietro placed his hand on Dorian’s arm.
Dorian’s throat tightened to see the genuine concern reflected in Pietro’s voice and expression. Pietro’s gaze flicked over to Alex and Leo and then back to Dorian. The look of understanding in Pietro’s eyes made his gut wrench. Of all the subs at Collars & Cuffs, he was the one who knew Dorian best. And right then that was not a good thing.
“It’s not what you think,” Dorian blurted out, his stomach churning.

About the author and where to find her:

Born and raised in the north-west of England, K.C. WELLS always loved writing. Words were important. Full stop. However, when childhood gave way to adulthood, the writing ceased, as life got in the way. K.C. discovered erotic fiction in 2009, when the purchase of a ménage storyline led to the startling discovery that reading about men in love was damn hot. In 2012, arriving at a really low point in life led to the desperate need to do something creative. An even bigger discovery waited in the wings—writing about men in love was even hotter….

K.C. now writes full-time and is loving every minute of her new career. The laptop still has no idea of what hit it… it only knows that it wants a rest, please. And it now has to get used to the idea that where K.C goes, it goes. 

And as for those men in love that she writes about? The list of stories just waiting to be written is getting longer… and longer….

K.C. loves to hear from readers.

Twitter: @K_C_Wells

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Cover by Paul Richmond, Picture by Terry Cyr

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