Monday, October 28, 2013

Forthcoming Re-Releases: M/M Erotic Romance

If you stalk me, you might have noticed some of my M/M shorts have disappeared from online bookstores. I recently regained the rights to three stories: Jack of Hearts, Jack of Diamonds, and The Healing. Each of these stories are M/M vampire romances, and each has special significance for me. Jack of Hearts was the first full M/M story I published (there as M/M in Truth or Dare, but that's not a gay novel), and it was also the first M/M title Phaze Books released. The Healing made the shortlist for Best Short Story at the Gaylactic Spectrum Awards, one of the first distinctions I received for my writing. Naturally, I am fond of these works.

So, why pull them? Authors have different reasons for retrieving works once the contracts expire. They may be dissatisfied with their publishers, or they may wish to freshen up their stories for new audiences. For me, it's the latter. These are some of my earliest works, and I feel they have run the course in their original states. I'll let you in on a secret: I had planned to continue the Jack series and to write a prequel to The Healing. I had an idea for Jack of Clubs and Jack of Spades to round out the story, but the plot bunnies had other ideas for me. Looking at these stories, too, I feel I would like to turn up the heat on all of them and do some heavy revisions.

When I pool all of these stories with GPS, which is a mild fantasy M/M, I find I have enough words for another M/M print anthology. I would like to have one for sale when I do Authors After Dark next year, and perhaps GayRomLit. Right now I'm kicking around titles to go with M-Squared, my first M/M collection.

So that's the current state of Ellwood right now. NaNoWriMo is around the corner, too, and I have that to think about as well. More news as it happens. :)

Friday, October 25, 2013

Join Me at TRS Parties for Spookapalooza!

All through this week and next, I'm at TRS Parties for their annual Spookapalooza celebration. I'm talking about my paranormal stories and giving away books. Be sure to stop by my post about menage romance and comment to win a book, and don't forget I'm still giving away a Kindle Paperwhite. Enter below and you may win!

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Now Available: Closer to the Heart (MMM Menage)

Happy Monday, everybody! I am pleased to announce the release of a new, hot short. Closer to the Heart is the follow-up to my MMM story, Long Awaited Friend, and this new one has hotter scenes I hope you'll love.

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Keith Zander faces two possible paths: help out a friend in need or return home to resolve his feelings for his band mates, Nat and Kurt. Though Keith wants very much to make music again, the pull of his heart proves stronger. Is Keith headed in the right direction?

Closer is the third MMM menage I've written, and I enjoyed working on this story. I'm tempted to round this off into a trilogy, so we'll see how this one is received before I decide.

In the meantime, I'm off to work on my next WIP, an MMF which will probably end up around 30K, and after that an extension of the F/F short I wrote for Coming Together: Girl on Girl. I'm still waiting to hear on a F/F novella I wrote for a call. The deadline for that call is November 1, but I don't know if I'll hear sooner. 

I still have reading to do as well. I'm on the third book of the Sideboob Hour list. Going to be a busy Fall.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

New Release and a Kindle Giveaway!

I am pleased to announce that Kat's latest book, Killing the Kordovas is available for sale in eBook!

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WARNING: This book contains rough language, spoilers for a possible sequel to Judy Blume’s Blubber, suggested lyrics for the theme to Sanford and Son, and one very mixed-up romance author.

Words come easily to writer Danni Hewitt. If only success did the same. The news of America’s latest reality sweetheart inking a major book deal sends Danni spiraling into depression, to the point where the idea of soothing her jealousy with a murderous rampage appeals to her.

Of course, this requires getting close enough to Krystal Kordova and her family to draw blood, something Danni achieves when she manages to land a job as Krystal’s ghostwriter.

Is the pen deadlier than the sword? Stick with Danni and find out.

To celebrate my release, I'm giving away a Kindle Paperwhite and select books to get one lucky reader started! I've asked some friends to donate an eBook each to the cause - you'll meet  them later this week. For now, enter to win the giveaway below, and good luck!

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Cover Reveal: Closer to the Heart by Leigh Ellwood

Coming soon, the follow-up to my MMM story Long Awaited Friend. Here is the cover for Closer to the Heart.

Keith Zander faces two possible paths: help out a friend in need or return home to resolve his feelings for his band mates, Nat and Kurt. Though Keith wants very much to make music again, the pull of his heart proves stronger. Is Keith headed in the right direction?

Closer to the Heart features explicit sex scenes between men (M/M and MMM menage). It may be read as a standalone, but you are welcome to read the preceding story, Long Awaited Friend.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Super Awesome Coming Together Bookgasm Giveaway!

Now through November 30, you can enter to win 23 erotica anthologies from Coming Together. The prize package includes Coming Together: Girl on Girl (which I edited) and Coming Together As One (in which I have a story). I have read a number of these anthologies and can tell you they contain some of the best erotic short stories I've read. Coming Together attracts the cream of the crop in the erotica genre - books have won awards and one was an RT Top Pick. Girl on Girl is up for an AAD Bookie this year, and hopefully we'll have more news on the award front.

It's easy to enter the giveaway. Use the code below and good luck!

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