Monday, July 13, 2015

Monday Muddle: Now Taking Suggestions

Looks like stepbrother billionaires are the new black. I'm currently taking suggestions for a new pen name in order to write them. Seriously, what's one more brass ring to reach for in this topsy turvy world of publishing? Comments welcome. Nothing like Seymour Buttocks, though.

This I'll put the finishing touches on Part Two of On the Sly, set for Sexy To Go, Volume 7. You can read the first part in Volume 6, and the finale will wrap in Volume 8.

Buy Volume 6: ARe ~ AMZ ~ BN ~ KOBO ~ ITUNES

As for the rest of the year in Sexy To Go, I intend to write separate stories rather than serialize again. I like that Sexy To Go gives me the opportunity to work on longer stories at a comfortable pace, but I realize people react differently to serials. On the Sly will be published in its entirety at a later date, likely with more material, and I'll announce when. I had intended for it to be the bonus story when I release Sly Vs. Sly, but it's getting long and could stand on its own.

On the Sly is enjoyable for me because it's set in 1989. It's a challenge to write the era, especially when your mind is on cell phones and Internet and other things that didn't exist at the time. People were scared of HIV, and to have a story about two gay men finding each other in the late 80s presents an opportunity to discuss it. 

So maybe for the rest of my STG tenure I'll write followups to existing stories. A short set in the Vectra universe, or another Dare story. I'm waiting to hear on my alligator shifter, too, so I have that in reserve. I could also write a followup to my short, Lyon's Den, that came out in Coming Together: Outside the Box.

Still no word on when "Dare's Destiny" and First Lady Love is expected to come out. It may come out in print, too, but I'm waiting to hear. 



Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tuesday Talk: On Marriage and New Releases

I want to tell you a story about two men. Let's call them Bob and Doug.

Bob was a young man, the baby of his family. We're talking a good ten-plus year age difference between him and the next youngest. He was one of those late in life surprise pregnancies that happened when Mom figured she wasn't having any more kids and is this menopause? Oh, it isn't.

In his teens Bob suffered an illness that eventually rendered him sterile. It's this sterility that the family used as the reason for why Bob never married. Maybe his family knew the true reason but never wanted to admit it, because this was a Christian household. Grace at supper, prayers at night, church on Wednesday and Sunday. KJV all the way. But poor Bob couldn't have kids, so he chose a life of bachelorhood rather than subject a woman to a life without children. How noble of Bob.

Yeah, that's why he never married or dated.

One day Bob met Doug, an older man and successful in business. He took Bob under his wing and brought him into the company. Bob was struggling financially, so he moved in with Doug. How nice, said the family, Bob has a friend and roommate. He's learning all about business from Doug and doing well. Doug loves to cook and sometimes they travel. So great to have a good friend. Doug was just that to Bob, yet there was something more there. Bob's family and Doug's family simply didn't see it, or chose not to.

Sadly, it didn't last. Doug got sick, and died. While he had a devoted partner in Bob, everything was in Doug's name - the house, the business, the money. That was just the way it was because Doug had built it from the ground up. They both worked, but Doug assumed the job of handling financials because he had a head for it, not unlike the father who pays the bills each month. It was a devastating time for Bob. He lost his friend and partner, but the story didn't end here.

Doug had made provisions for this eventuality so Bob could get by, and though Bob and Doug had a long history together, Bob had no legal standing when it came to his partner's assets. Doug's family, people who didn't communicate with Doug for the last part of his life, swooped in and claimed everything. They contested his will and won. They liquidated his house and business and told Bob to get lost. He wasn't family, he had no claim. He was nothing to them. Apparently Doug was nothing to them either, until he died and left behind something they wanted.

I knew Bob. Bob exists, and many more people like Bob have existed and dealt with similar issues. Had this happened in a time when Bob and Doug could legally marry, maybe it would have ended differently for Bob. Some people want to claim that marriage between two men or two women will crumble society, or that it's a ploy to flaunt sexual orientation, but I don't see it that way.

The idea that one half of a loving couple can lose everything he/she contributes to the partnership due to a legal technicality disgusts me. Marriage equality goes deeper than trying to buy cake from people who don't want to bake for you. It's about protection from this sort of thing. It's about being able to visit your loved one in the hospital and making sure his/her end of life decisions are handled with dignity.

I know a few couples who, thanks to the SCOTUS ruling, can remain married. I hope they don't run into problems like this. They certainly don't deserve trouble.

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Sly Foxes releases tomorrow, but you can buy it today. You may be able to download it today; I guess it depends on where you are.

Buy: ARe ~ AMZ ~ BN ~ KOBO ~ ITUNESSMASH

While you're enjoying that, part one of On the Sly is ready in Sexy To Go, Volume 6 at Amazon. After that comes Sly Vs. Sly, but that story won't appear in a STG set. Have to save something for a bigger release. ;-)

Still waiting to hear when the First Lady Love box set will bow. I am guessing sometime in July it will come out. In the meantime I am waiting on word about my submission to another Coming Together volume (this would be my M/M alligator shifter), and I'm looking at other calls to see what interests me. While this is going on, I need to make a decision about something major involving my Dareville series.

I won't make any announcements yet, but stay tuned to see what I will have happening soon.


Thursday, June 25, 2015

New on Kindle, Pre-Order, Cover Reveal

If you have waited for the ARe Out For You stories to come to Nook and Kindle, they have arrived! You can now buy THE SWEETEST DARE outside of All Romance:

Buy: ARe ~ AMZ ~ BN ~ ITUNES 

You may have noticed some of the OFY stories in print collections. Going forward, All Romance will publish anthologies of various stories that are not novel-length. Anastasia Vitsky's OFY book, GEMSTONE, is now in print on its own, but mine is the only one not in a book because it is F/F. The reason is this: I've been asked to write a companion story so I get my own print book! I'm all for it, of course, because it would be nice to have when I finally get to a Gay Rom Lit con or another Rainbow Book Fair. I have the story on the mental radar, and it will follow up THE SWEETEST DARE with the further adventures of Kit's friend Annalise.

While that's going on, I have set up SLY FOXES for pre-order. This is the first novella in The Men of Sylvester Street series, which is M/M.

Buy: ARe ~ AMZ ~ KOBO ~ SMASH

Anson Fox is thrilled to start a new life in this Atlantic coastal town, and he feels right at home among the active LGBT community. Working at Sinclair Realty is a dream come true, and his handsome boss is heaven sent.

Adrian Sinclair isn’t new to Archer Beach, but he’s only recently come out. He’s willing to show the new guy around town, if Anson returns the favor.

Bonus story, He’s So Sly. Terence and Evan have known each other forever. They may have made a great couple, but the timing was never right. Now they’re both single, and Terence wants to make up for lost time. What will it take to make Evan’s visit to Archer Beach permanent?

Finally, another serialization of a Sylvester Street story happens in SEXY TO GO VOL. 6. I am writing ON THE SLY as a prequel to an upcoming Sylvester Street novella, and I also wanted the story to set up some history for the setting. ON THE SLY, like the other Sylvester Street stories, is MM.

It’s 1989, and somebody is prowling Jackson Park, assaulting men who go cruising after dark. Officer Truman is determined to keep the people of Archer Beach safe, and that goes double for his friends on Sylvester Street…triple for Colin. Colin, however, wants to take justice into his own hands, and it’s up to Tru to solve the case before Colin gets hurt.

This box set was just submitted for publication, so it should be ready in a few days. 

That is what's happening right now. On to write more!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Favorite Heroines Blog Hop + Giveaway #FavoriteHeroines2015

I am thrilled to be part of the Favorite Heroines Giveaway Hop! Don't forget to visit everybody else today, and I'm giving away prizes!

I love to read, so of course many heroines have stayed with me over the years. More recently, I've become engrossed in the Lunar Chronicles and am quite fond of Cinder Linh, who's appeared in Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress. If you're not familiar with the series, it's a futuristic take on fairytales, with a cyborg Cinderella fighting an evil queen who wants control of the Earth and her moon home. So far she's enlisted the help of a young woman in a red cape, and another with long hair, trapped in a satellite. It's coming to you now, right? Cinder is on sale at a great price for eBook, definitely worth the read.

This year I began two reading challenges, and the book High Hearts by Rita Mae Brown fulfilled slots in both. This is one of her older works, somewhat atypical of the books she's known to write. It is historical fiction and the heroine, Geneva Chatfield, disguises herself as a Confederate solider so she can be with her husband. As I understand it, more than a few women did this in real life, and if you like historical romance you may want to try this.

Speaking of disguises, Arya Stark of A Game of Thrones should go on my list as well. I've only read the first book and haven't seen the show (no spoilers please!), but I became engrossed in Arya's story as she flees the Lannisters disguised as a young boy. I do intend to read the other books. Really. I mean it.

So these are just three heroines I have enjoyed. How about you?

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Leigh's latest story is The Sweetest Dare, now at All Romance eBooks, coming to Amazon, B&N, and iTunes.

Kit Cheever is more than eager to welcome her new co-worker, Sidney Campbell, to Tish’s Riches, the best chocolate shop in Virginia. While the long days on the job hardly exhaust them for long nights of play, Sidney hopes for more in their relationship than candy-coated orgasms. Is dinner out too much to ask?

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

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The story is pulled for inclusion in the anthology. Winners to be announced.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Monday's Muddle on Tuesday

I didn't write my usual Monday post yesterday because I took some time off. Yeah, me, who doesn't have enough time to get through my eternal to-do list. Yesterday was the DH's birthday, and it was the big 5-0 so of course we needed to celebrate it. We spent the day in Williamsburg and enjoyed lunch and a walk among the colonial trappings. I miss living there - it's so quiet, even during the peak tourist season. I don't miss how easily it is to get lost while driving around town, but maybe if I'm fortunate enough to retire we can find a place up there.

I had a weird dream the other night, too. A Doctor Who dream, which I rarely have, so I'm glad to have remembered parts of this one. I was a companion and River Song was there, and while Twelve was outside doing something the two of us slipped into the TARDIS. Before I realized it, we were floating away and leaving him behind. Neither one of us had control of the ship.

I turned to River Song and said, "If he asks, we'll blame this on Clara." I pushed a button and brought us back. The Doctor didn't say anything, but took us for a ride into a future where somebody had built a theme park on the moon, where unofficial Gay Days were going on. Like at Disney. The Doctor says, "We should go there," and pulls in the TARDIS.

Here's where it got weird: somewhere along the line we get separated. I'm in an admission line and while I have a ticket I have to wait for my name to be called to enter this park. People arriving after me are getting in first, which pisses me off (perhaps a clue to real issues) until finally I'm told they've reached their cap for the day. I have to come tomorrow to use my ticket, and the park people put me in one of their resorts for the night. Next thing I know I'm waking up in a cell-like room with the feeling something bad is going to happen. That's when I wake up.

I used to keep track of my dreams to interpret them, and I imagine there's quite a bit I could get out of this one to apply to real life. I'd hate to think the Doctor and River Song were intentionally trying to ditch me, though. :(

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Slowly, slowly, I am whittling away at a short for Sexy To Go, Volume 6. The team is voting on a cover graphic now, and I think they are leaning toward a couple this time instead of Solo Sexy Guy. I suppose it's fine if the majority of stories are M/F pairings. Mine is another M/M in the Sylvester Street universe, but it's semi-historical. By that, I mean it's set in the 80s and is a precursor to the final novella in the main trilogy. I haven't figured out a title for it yet. Sly Foxes is #1, Sly Vs. Sly will be #2, and I am leaning toward I, Sly as the third.

While that's going on, I just turned in my edits for Daring Destiny, which is part of the First Lady Love all F/F anthology. Cover is coming, I'm told, so I can't wait to show it off. I'll need to decide when to release the story on its own, if at all.

Priority now, though, are a few books to edit/proof. I've had the pleasure of previewing Bridget Midway's Slave To Love, which is the sequel to Love My Way. The first book was about a woman who joins an elimination TV show for a Dom searching for his new submissive. Slave To Love turns the tables, now the show focuses on a new submissive looking for a Dom, or Domme. If you've read any of Bridget's books, you will want to read this one. I know all the hype this summer is about that other book (you know the one), but Slave To Love deserves its own hype. It's long, but it reads so quickly, it drew me in that well.

On top of this, I'm helping tidy up new releases for other authors. I'll be sharing them soon. :)




Monday, June 1, 2015

Monday Muddle: First of the Month

The first of the month is always nutty for me. At the day job the old ads come down and the new ones go up, along with the new sales. June has the added busyness of a new release. THE SWEETEST DARE is now out at All Romance, and already it has the silver star. I'm happy for that, and hope readers enjoy the story. The follow-up is in the works, so that this story may go to print.

There are ten other Out For You stories from ARe Books and I have read them all. I hope you will, too. It's a great group of authors this time around.


This being June 1 and the anniversary of the Sgt. Pepper album, I usually get out my turntable and play my vinyl, but the plug to the record player is missing. I had to compromise and listen digitally, but I listened to the mono version. I know some prefer stereo, but mono is the way to go with this particular Beatles album.


One day I'll post more on this particular album, how it seems to change with each fresh listen.

As for reading, I'm in the middle of several books as I wind down some of my reading challenges. I'm working on Cress from the Lunar Chronicles, and Up the Down Staircase for a POPSUGAR challenge. I have some new romance I need to read, plus some editing work to finish. I hope to have a cover reveal ready soon for First Lady Love. I believe the publisher is looking at mid-June for a release. It's going to get busy this summer!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Event Is What You Make Of It

I could tell you stories.

I could tell you about my first booksigning as Leigh Ellwood, how I sold ten books in a three-hour gig at an adult bookstore with two author friends. We learned to schedule gigs like that during military pay day weekend, when their business spiked.

I could tell you about the first time I signed at the Philadelphia Book Festival with my romance books on display. A balloon animal guy from the nearby kids museum, called the Please Touch Museum, came up to look. He told us, "Well, I don't promote that kind of touching." Later on a woman came up and scolded us for having candy at our booth, and accused us of luring children with it. Uh, what? o.O

Lady, I ended up eating most of it. I also sold a lot of books that year.

Oh, and the time I split a booth at BEA with Laura Baumbach, Ally Blue, and some other MM authors. Laura had a huge, sexy banner of a guy (man parts strategically shadowed) with her MLR Press logo. A BEA person came up and said, "We're getting complaints about your banner." We pointed to the indie author across us - his banner displayed the thonged backside of a woman. We had to stare at those gigantic ass cheeks all weekend. Did anybody complain about that signage? No.

Laura got to keep her banner up.

I could tell you about my first time at the Rainbow Book Fair in NYC, when I had M-Squared on display. A guy saw the cover and freaked out because he hated hated hated snakes. I told him there were no snakes in the book, but he didn't care. I even offered to tape over the cover if he still wanted to buy the book. No sale.

I have stories with frustrating and not-so-happy endings, too.

There's the time I went to a group signing in Maryland, done in conjunction with a seafood festival. The people organizing it put us in a downtown bookstore, while everybody on the planet was at the actual seafood festival a mile away. I thought we would be set up there, you know, where the people were? I learned from that experience to investigate the venue and setup before agreeing to travel out of state to an event. I sat in a customer-empty bookstore for six hours and didn't eat a single fried clam.

There's the time I attended a book fair closer to home and the organizers had me share a table with an author who didn't write in my genre. I had just set up my side of the table when he lumbered up and SLAMMED down this big-ass trifold display that knocked over all my stuff and effectively blocked my books from one angle. He didn't smile, didn't say two words to me the entire time until the end, when he looked my way and sneered, "This place is f*cking dead."

For the record, I am nice. I am not the most extroverted person in the world, and at time busy events are hard for me. I do them because I want to come out and be social. If you are an introvert, you know the challenge. Anyway, from that experience I learned to pay for a full table unless I personally knew the author who wanted to split one, and we would create a nice display.

I attended a large book festival in New Jersey four years in a row. First year I sold out, second year I sold zip, third year I sold well, four year I sold zip. Same city, same event, same weekend, same approximate location of my booth. I have to assume the same people attended, and I brought different books each year. I smiled and tried to engage people every year. I can't tell you why the results varied. Maybe all the people who bought books the first year hated them. If they did, they didn't come back to tell me or overturn my table.

Why all the stories? I understand some indie author events are getting shit these days, with people claiming they are rip-offs. I can't vouch for every single event organizer, but I share my experience. To be specific:

I have attended several Romance Ink events (one TNEE and several AADs) and saw multitudes of readers at each and every one. Now, I may not have sold out of books at each event, but the event is what the author makes of it. A good organizer gets the venue and the table for you, and you close the deal with the readers. It would be nice one day to be in a position where I can post on Twitter "Hey, I'll be here," and people will actually show up because I said that.

Pictures posted on the Internet tell stories, but often it's the one the person posting wants to convey. Anybody can upload a picture of an empty ballroom with a lone author fiddling at her table - it doesn't mean the event was an overall failure. You're looking at two seconds of a multi-hour gig, what else happened? Are you looking at the picture in the proper context or is somebody telling you what to see? If you have concerns about a signing or con, talk to people who were there, then talk to more people. Remember that results will always vary.

Will I attend a signing again? I never say never. With the kidlet growing up and doing weekend things, it will be harder to do. I wouldn't mind regular readings close to home, though. I've scouted several possible locations to hold reading salons around town. I know there are plenty of writers in the area, just need to put it together.

After I finish writing.







Monday, May 25, 2015

Monday Muddle: Men & Mayhem


This week I have released Men And Mayhem, seven stories in a box set that will sell for an introductory 99 cents through mid-July.

Buy: ARe ~ AMZ ~ KOBO ~ SMASH (BN & ITUNES Soon)

This collection brings together stories that have been previously published through various houses. All are M/M with some degree of paranormal or fantastical elements:

  • Enter Sandman – Formerly with Phaze Books, 3k words added
  • Fox’s Holiday – Currently available in Coming Together: For the Holidays
  • GPS – Formerly with All Romance eBooks' 28 Days of Heart
  • Heal Me – Formerly with Phaze Books as The Healing, revised heavily
  • Jack – Formerly with Phaze Books in two parts (Jack of Diamonds, Jack of Hearts), revised heavily and also available in Coming Together Pro Bono
  • Simon Says… – Currently available in Spank or Treat 2014
  • Why Why Zed? – Formerly with Phaze Books
When I received the rights back to some of these stories, I sat on them for a while and thought about what to do with them. Do I re-release them as is, try to lengthen them, or just shelve them indefinitely? After much consideration, I decided not to revisit older stories for major revamping, not when I have so many unfinished projects and ideas I want to see to completion. Tempted as I am to rewrite the past, I need to focus on the future.

I find lately I am less inclined to publish shorts on their own. Readers want longer works, and while I can price a short story at 99 cents it doesn't seem like much of a bargain compared to novels available at the same price. Combined, these seven stories revised come to 57,000 words. That's a good number for a collection, so here it is. The stories have been re-edited and in some cases retooled.

I will continue to write short - I enjoy writing them - but going forward I will endeavor to write shorts for submission calls. As I regain rights to stories still out there, I'll be grouping them into collections. Every self-published effort going forward will log in at 20,000 words minimum either as a full story or a collection of shorts. 

Coming up next, Part 2 of my M/M contemporary, Sly Fox, in Sexy To Go, Volume 5. This half is hotter than the first, and will anchor more stories set on Sylvester Street. 

For the June collection, I haven't decided on the story, so I suppose we'll all be surprised come the end of next month. :-)





Tuesday, May 19, 2015

2015 Reading Challenges: The Damage So Far

Why did I decide to take on three different reading challenges in one year? I am closet masochist; that's the only answer making sense.

The good news is, I'm only two books away from finishing the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge. I need only to finish a book published before 1850 (reading George Sand's Indiana now) and a book that won the National Book Award, Pulitzer, or Booker in the last ten years. I have Just Kids by Patti Smith standing by. What I've read for this, I counted applicable books toward the PopSugar Reading Challenge, which is longer. Here's what is left of that:
  • Book over 500 pages - I have a few candidates, most likely the Game of Thrones sequel.
  • Classic Romance - I have The Flame and the Flower in my reader
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning book - I'm waiting for All the Light We Cannot See  to free up at the library
  • Book my mom loves - My mom reads a lot of Robin Cook and Patricia Cornwell. Will flip a coin.
  • Book more than 100 years old - This will be Indiana
  • Book I was supposed to read in school but didn't - Hard to say. I mostly read the assigned books, but tended to skip around a lot. I will probably pick The Chosen since I felt bad for never finishing it for my assignment.
  • Book with antonyms in the title - I have North and South in my reader.
  • Book that came out the year I was born - Lots to choose from, but leaning toward Angle of Repose
  • Trilogy -  Do trilogies still exist? Everything's a series now. The obvious suspects I've already read. There's still the Dragon Tattoo books, though.
  • Book from my childhood - There is one I want to read again, called Roller Skates.
  • Book set in high school - Already read SE Hinton and Wonder. Maybe a Sweet Valley High I never got around to reading.
  • Book I own but have never read - Plenty of those around.
  • Book set during Christmas - The seasonal romances will be out this fall. I'm sure to find one attached to a series I read.
  • Book written by author with my initials - I'm going by my real name here, and there is nothing out there. :P
  • Play - Logic says Shakespeare, but I'd like to read something more contemporary.
  • Banned book - This could also be Indiana. We will see.
Then I set up a personal challenge, called Here There and Everywhere, where I sought to expand my romance palate. I created a flexible list for fifteen titles.

Romance Authors Everybody (But Me) Reads

1. One Nora Roberts romance
2. One J.R. Ward romance (The Bourbon Kings)
3. One Jude Deveraux romance
4. One Sherrilyn Kenyon romance
5. One Sandra Brown romance

Genres/Tropes I Don't Normally Read

1. One Motorcycle Club novel (Reaper's Property by Joanna Wylde)
2. One Scottish Highlander romance
3. One M/M novel with BDSM elements Somebody to Love by Shannon West FINISHED 4/15/15
4. One MFM menage novel
5. One New Adult romance To Overthrow Evil by Sam Crescent FINISHED 5/5/15

Romance Authors, Diversity Edition
To be named as I choose them.

1. Black Soul by Kiru Taye FINISHED 5/6/15
2. The Dowry Bride by Shobhan Bantwal FINISHED 3/13/15
3. A Dance With Danger by Jeannie Lin FINISHED 4/28/15
4. The Look of Love by Crystal Bright FINISHED 5/1/15
5. Bound With Love by Megan Mulry FINISHED 5/17/15

Still looking for the menage and Highlander stories. Suggestions always welcome.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Monday Muddle: Projects and Parties

Sorry to say I have to give the RT Convention a pass this year. Events happening during the school year have always been a challenge, and I hate to miss anything happening in Dallas. I enjoyed attending RT when it was in Houston and I wish I'd taken more time to see the city. I've been to Dallas before when my sister lived there and would love to go back.

While all the RT authors are having fun deep in the heart of Texas, I'll be part of the TRS Staying Home Party. It's free, and I and other authors are giving away stuff. Hope you come by.

I tend to let readers choose from my back and front list. So if you win one of my drawings you could pick up Sexy To Go, Volume 4.

Buy Now: ARe / AMZ / BN / KOBO /ITUNES 

I'm about halfway into the second part of "Sly Fox", which will be in Volume 5. Once both stories are finished, I'll move on with Sexy To Go to include stories under my other name. Speaking of, I have a new release, a sweeter romance.
Geek Meet Girl is now available for 99 cents. I wrote this a while ago after attending a con. It's a departure from my Leigh stuff, and going forward I hope to find a balance with both author names. I have a few ideas in the fire and look forward to a summer of writing.

Geek Meets Girl, Buy Now: ARe ~ AMZ ~ BN ~ KOBO ~ ITUNES ~ SMASH

A Time Lord, a Trekker, and a Ghostbuster walk into a science fiction convention. One finds love, one finds trouble, one finds both.

Grace is excited to attend her first event, while con veteran Mick enjoys tweaking her in a debate over whether or not Quantum Leap is superior to Doctor Who. Meanwhile, Mick’s roommate has designs on Grace to win a bet which has nothing to do fandoms.

Mick trades in his redshirt for shining armor, but can he win Grace’s heart first?

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I've done some reading, not much in the way of romance. I got on a 70s music kick with a memoir by Dennis Bryon, who was the drummer for the Bee Gees' band during their Saturday Night Fever peak. You Should Be Dancing (Pre-Order AMZ / BN) is a fun book and one you might enjoy if you're into the 70s and a Bee Gees fan. It's not really sensationalist, but informative if you want to know what it's like to be a studio and touring musician. In some ways it's a cautionary tale - one can make a decent living as a musician, but unless you have a financial plan be careful you don't find yourself in dire straits.

The Last Party (ARe / AMZ / BN / KOBO /ITUNES) by Anthony Haden-Guest covers the brief history of Studio 54 and New York nightlife in the late 70s. It moves slower than the other book and is dry in patches, a surprise considering the topic. You go in expecting sordid tales of this rock star snorting coke off some movie star's bum, and you get tastes of gossip, but for the most part you read about the people who ran these clubs and their illegal activities. 

This Mother's Day I got a nice Amazon credit added to my account, so I'll be looking for more romances to try. Feel free to suggest some.




Thursday, April 30, 2015

Sexy to Go Vol. 4: 99 Cents Introductory Price!

Sexy To Go, Volume 4 is starting to pop up for sale, and we're selling it for an introductory price of 99 cents. It'll go up to its original price of $2.99 soon.

Buy Now: ARe / AMZ / BN / KOBO / ITUNES / SMASH

About the Box Set

April showers bring May flowers and erotic romance stories filled with BDSM, contemporary and historical lovers, psychics, erotic science fiction and paranormal twists. With so many stories to choose from, there’s no way to read just one, so read all ten! Then, come back next month for another sassy bundle of Sexy to Go.

Broad Daylight by Tara Quan
After sneaking off to confront the woman her husband had almost married, Kailee faces immediate reprisal. Damien has a creative punishment in store for his reluctant bride, one involving an audience.

Due Diligence Part 2 by Sorcha Mowbray
Lucas Bowerton needs to confirm the CFO of Darrington, Inc, Adriana Leighton, lives up to her resume. He never expected to find a sexy submissive he'd break all the rules to posses. Together they will discover if due diligence will pay off.

Rewriting the Law, Part 2 Daisy Banks
Ansgar Vorstil has discovered a lone female who has wandered in from the desert. Though an off-worlder she fulfills all requirements of a mate. She drank the water he offered, allowed him to strip her profane garb, and he will claim her.

A Proper Rock Chick by Sofia Grey
Rock star Charlie has stolen Daisy’s heart, but is she enough to satisfy him? A weekend away in London might just be enough to turn her into a proper rock chick.

Claimed by a Leprechaun by Jocelyn Dex
Desperate to claim Sky and to explain his disappearance, Desmond takes drastic measures. Will Sky embrace Desmond and his world, or will she run in horror?

The Boss’s Brother by Sotia Lazu
June expects to get fired, after how she’s been ogling her boss’s brother, Dorian. She's in the midst of her own pity party when Dorian shows up. June gives him a piece of her mind—and then some.

Dreamwalker: Touched by Pamela Moran
Sent to protect a local lawman from a Cartel Dreamwalker, FBI agent Shaye Taggart is shocked to find the tables turned as sexy Sheriff Hawkins walks right into her dreams.

Sly Fox by Leigh Ellwood
Anson Fox moves to Archer Beach for a fresh start in life. He has designs on his older, gorgeous boss, but Adrian Sinclair is new to dating men. What better way to start than with the new guy in town?


Ghosts From the Past by Eva Lefoy
Called before the Supreme Shifter Council, Casi faces the repercussions of her impulsive actions, and their impact on the pack, but instead of reprimand, she receives the shock of her life.

Almost Goodbye by Shiloh Saddler
Daniel and James are about to sell their cotton harvest. If it doesn’t bring the money needed then the bank will take James to cover the debt. Daniel wants to give his dark lover enough pleasure to last a lifetime, something they can remember if this is goodbye.

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