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Friday, July 31, 2009

Author Offerings From Brynn Colvin

Title: Death and The Immortal

Release Date: July 26, 2009

Author: Bryn Colvin

Author Website: www.brynneth.org.uk

Publisher: www.loveyoudivine.com

Buy Link: http://tiny.cc/bryn676

Genre: Gay erotic paranormal




Blurb:

Life has not been kind to William. With his self respect through the floor and his sex life one of nasty brief encounters, he’s not ready for love. When he finds a dryad close to death, William knows he would give anything to keep this incredible being alive, even if that means giving up the being he loves.

Welcome to Author Offerings. I am so happy to have you here today and to find out what your author offerings are. What is your latest offering?

My current offering is Death and the Immortal, which is part of the Immortal Fire series from His and His Kisses at Loveyoudivine.


What is Death and The Immortal all about?

William returns home to find a beautiful stranger collapsed on his doorstep. An ancient yew tree has been felled, its dryad is in peril and the world is a far stranger place than this gentle curator had ever imagined.


That sounds like a great story. How did you come up with the idea?

Well, Nix Winter suggested doing a gay paranormal anthology, and I’d been meaning to write a dryad story for ages. Yew trees are remarkably long lived, so it all seemed to fit.


Is this your first author offering, or do you have other books the readers should know about?

I have a lot of books. I’ve lost count. Many are for sale from www.loveyoudivine.com, there’s some free stuff at www.short-fiction.co.uk and a fictional gothic newspaper at www.hopelessvendetta.wordpress.com.


What can we expect from you in the future, Bryn?

There’s a webcomic in the offing soon, and I’m exploring the possibilities of audio books. Otherwise, more erotica and dark fantasy no doubt, but I have no idea about specific details. I like to make things up as I go along – my life included!


Thank you for joining me. Is there anything else you'd like the readers to know?

The Immortal Fire series includes Jaime Samms’ Black Roses, M King’s Almost Human, and Clare London’s Out of Time, with more stuff in the offing over the coming months and a paper anthology planned as well.


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Author Offerings From Lisa Lane

Title: The Darkness and the Night III: Twins of Darkness

Release Date: 6-4-09

Author: Lisa Lane

Author Website: http://www.cerebralwriter.com

Publisher: Ravenous Romance

Buy Link: http://www.ravenousromance.com/breathless/the-darkness-and-the-night-3-twins-of-darkness.php

Genre: Erotic horror, Romance



Blurb: Karen learns quickly that being both a mother and a vampire is no easy task, especially since her children, fraternal twins Anna and Andy, are not typical kids. Anna, although seemingly human, has the unique ability to not only travel the Astral, but also manipulate objects and people between planes. Andy also appears to be a normal human boy, but appearances prove disastrously deceiving.

With the help of her blood donor and lover, Jason, Karen does her best to offer the twins a "normal" suburban life. Despite them, Anna and Andy come into their own, exploring their family's past . . . and the very different beings they are both slowly becoming. In the process, the author takes us on a wild ride that breaks beyond the boundaries of time and reality, sexual exploration, love and sacrifice . . . and back to the vampire commune.


Welcome to Author Offerings. I am so happy to have you here today and to find out what your author offerings are. What is your latest offering?

My latest offering is an erotic horror titled The Darkness and the Night III: Twins of Darkness. The third book in The Darkness and the Night trilogy, Twins of Darkness follows not only vampire Karen and her blood donor/lover Jason, but also Karen’s seemingly human offspring, fraternal twins Andy and Anna. The book has some romantic elements to it, but romance definitely takes a heavy second to the horror and erotica.

What is The Darkness and the Night III: Twins of Darkness all about?

Twins of Darkness is about humanity, the darkness within, and the struggle between the good and evil that exists within us all. Karen has been through much to get where she is now, only to find that the numerous moral dilemmas and brushes with death and captivity she has faced were nothing compared to her new role as suburban vampire mommy.

While The Darkness and the Night series is really all about Karen, Twins of Darkness also follows the upbringing of her children: Andy—seemingly human—and Anna, who was born with an especially powerful Doppelganger (or psychic double) attached to her soul. The dichotomy of Anna’s childhood innocence and her nearly godlike Astral abilities set the stage for a mesh of charm and horror that I hope will leave readers contemplating long after they have finished the book.

Twins of Darkness is also about the human body and sexual exploration. The story is very sensual, with sex being a vehicle for not only the readers’ stimulation and enjoyment, but also as an expression of the sexual journey that comes with being human.

That sounds dark and erotic. How did you come up with the idea?

Karen’s character is based on a character I wrote with my twin sister, back in the Stone Age, when we were in our mid-teens. I originally rewrote the story as one novella and two short stories, with Andy and Anna coming a few years later.

At the time—and this is going to give away just how much of a geek I am—I was a huge comic book fan. I had a few favorites, but my very favorite character was a woman with infinite abilities. She was beautiful and sexy, a symbol of female strength and power, but she also had vulnerabilities that would lead to her tragic demise. I saw a few different incarnations of this character over the years, but in almost every version, the character became drunk with power and had to die in order to save those she loved the most—from herself. I had to ask myself: If I had a character possessing comparable abilities, what would I do differently? Might I do better justice to my own symbol of female strength? I think Anna does.

Is this your first author offering, or do you have other books the readers should know about?

The Darkness and the Night III: Twins of Darkness is the third book in The Darkness and the Night erotic horror trilogy. The first book, Blood and Coffee, marks the beginning of Karen’s dark odyssey, after Billy of the Xavier clan turns her to settle a family score. The encounter leaves her terrified and confused—and pregnant. A blood bond between her and Billy creates an unusual romance between the two, but after they fall prey to a nocturnal commune controlled by puppet-master John-Michael, some bonds prove best broken.

In The Darkness and the Night II: Cosmic Orgasm (you’ll get the campy name after you read the book), Karen’s dark odyssey continues as vampire hunters and nocturnal bounty hunters from her recent past track her down. In a strange turn of events, lover becomes captor, foe becomes ally, love begins anew, and Karen survives her biggest challenge yet: childbirth.

Beyond The Darkness and the Night series, I have a few other published works. My kinky sci-fi space trek, Lust in Space, has received rave reviews, as has my erotic short, “Coffee Break”, found in Lori Perkins’s very hot Ravenous Romance anthology, Men in Shorts. I have a sexy short vampire romance in Ms. Perkins’s Sex and Taxes anthology, “Blood and Money”, and a bonus short I wrote with my husband, titled “Time Well Spent”. I also have a heartfelt—and slightly kinky—short story in Ms. Perkins’s Sex and Shoes anthology, titled “My Two Size 10’s”.

What can we expect from you in the future, Lisa?

Expect more vampires, aliens, and dark, paranormal weirdness. Expect to see boundaries pushed even further, the bar pushed higher, and writing even further outside the box. Expect to see more literary works, and even more smart, mixed-genre fiction, and of course, expect to see more erotica and romance. I don’t want to spoil the surprises, but I will say that you have not seen anything yet.

Thank you for joining me. Is there anything else you'd like the readers to know?

There are free excerpts available of all of my books, for those who like to read a little first before they buy. Also, I have a free short erotic horror available, “One Night Stand,” for those who would like a small sample of my vampire world. For more information, go to: http://www.cerebralwriter.com/erotica.html

For more news, giveaways, and updates, check out my author page at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B002HOV4R0


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Author Offerings From Antonia Tiranth

Title: THE GATHERING

Release Date: July 20th, 2009

Author: Antonia Tiranth

Author Website: www.antoniatiranth.com

Publisher: Lyrical Press

Buy Link: http://www.lyricalpress.com/the_gathering

Genre: fantasy romance




Blurb: Can Gem and Shirak find their way through madness and sorrow to forge a new peace?

Gem Tunuviel thought her father's insane quest was at an end. She was wrong. He is resolved on destruction. Driven to escape him, she seeks the faces in her visions: other Rikashi, dragon shape-shifters like herself.

Shirak Gwindor, haunted by nightmares of half-remembered tortures, is also following a vision. He struggles to keep his attraction for Gem buried under his rigid sense of duty.

As a force draws the Rikashi together, can Gem find acceptance with others of her own kind, or must she keep her true self hidden?


Welcome to Author Offerings. I am so happy to have you here today and to find out what your author offerings are. What is your latest offering?

Hi! Thanks for having me. My latest offering is The Gathering, book two of my Tales of the Rikashi Series.


What is The Gathering all about?

It continues the tales of the Rikashi, dragon shape-shifters, introduced in the first book. The main character in this one is the brother of the first and the daughter of an enemy. It goes a little more deeply into Rikashi society and introduces many more characters, who fuel the rest of the series.


That sounds like an exciting read. How did you come up with the idea?

The idea came from several different places, the overall idea came from a line in a Dragonforce song, for book two at least. The idea of the Rikashi came from the form I’ve always seen my muse taking. And Gem herself sprang from an image my good friend made in DAZ 3D. I kept looking at the picture thinking “I know her…” and suddenly it hit me.


Is this your first author offering, or do you have other books the readers should know about?

My first book The Quickening, which starts the Rikashi series is also available from Lyrical Press.


What can we expect from you in the future, Antonia?

In November, the third book in the Rikashi Series Black Velvet will be released. December will see the release of the start of a different series, the first of which is called King of Swords – A Dom For Christmas. That will be available from Red Rose Publishing.


Thank you for joining me. Is there anything else you'd like the readers to know?

Just that I’m very excited to finally have some published works and I hope everyone enjoys them!


Author Offerings From Stormy Glenn

Title: JUST A TASTE OF ME

Release Date: 7/22/2009

Author: Stormy Glenn

Author Website: www.stormyglenn.com

Publisher: Siren Publishing

Buy Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/product-justatasteofme-14444-252.html

Genre: Erotic, Paranormal, Werewolf, M/M Romance






Blurb: Reece knows Keeley is his mate the moment he meets him. But Keeley is not only human, he's a man. Alpha of his own pack for just three months, having a man for a mate is a headache Reece doesn't need. But not claiming his mate is not an option.

However, Keeley is unlike any man he has ever met, from the top of his gorgeous honey blond hair to the bottom of his fire engine redpainted toenails, Keeley is hot! Reece becomes even more enchanted with his new mate when Keeley loses his temper with Reece and hits him with a cookie sheet.

Just when Reece accepts being mated to a man and starts to care for him, Keeley is attacked and nearly dies. Reece discovers a plot that involves more than just the death of his mate, but his entire pack. Can Reece save Keeley and his pack, or will he have to choose between them?


Welcome to Author Offerings. I am so happy to have you here today and to find out what your author offerings are. What is your latest offering?

Just A Taste Of Me (Wolf Creek Pack #2)


What is Just A Taste Of Me all about?

It’s about Reece, the new alpha of a wolf pack, finding his mate, Keeley. Besides the fact that Reece is straight, and Keeley is not, Reece finds Keeley totally hot and knows that they are mates. Add in a little intrigue, someone trying to kill Keeley, and a plot involving Reece’s new pack and you have Just A Taste Of Me.


That sounds great. I am really into werewolf books, how did you come up with the idea?

This is going to sound totally nuts but I came up with the idea one night when I was cooking dinner. I needed a cookie sheet. As I pulled one out of the cupboard, it just hit me. The idea, not the cookie sheet. What if you had this big strong alpha male that finds his mate and his mate wops him upside the head with a cookie sheet? The idea kind of grew from that. I turned dinner over to my kids and ran back to my laptop and away I went.


Is this your first author offering, or do you have other books the readers should know about?

Just A Taste Of Me is actually the 2nd book in my Wolf Creek Pack series. Full Moon Mating is book one and my short story, Man to Man, in the Tasty Treats 3 Anthology is book three.

I also have my Tri Omega Mates Series. Tri Omega Mates is an Erotic Paranormal Werewolf M/M/M Menage a Trois Romance series. The series focuses on a group of werewolves that find they are mated to Tri Omegas. Every Tri Omega must have two mates to keep them grounded and safe. Without two mates, they die!

I just love writing werewolf romances.


What can we expect from you in the future, Stormy?

I am presently working on two books for the Wolf Creek Pack Series, book five in the Tri Omega Mates series, and the sequel to A Promise Kept. I also have a few other books in the works.

Books that are done and will be coming soon: Call Me Sir, His Gentle Touch, Dream Mate, Wolf Queen, and The Master’s Pet.


Thank you for joining me. Is there anything else you'd like the readers to know?

The Katzmans’s Mate and Tri Omega Mates: Volume One (Secret Desires and Forbidden Desires) have both recently come out in print. I should have several more books that will be released in print over the next few months. However, this books are all available in eBook format now. Just check my website at www.stormyglenn.com


Author Offerings From Jesse Fox

Title: BLOOD NOIR

Release Date: July 01, 2009

Author: Jesse Fox

Author Website: http://jessefox1968.wordpress.com/








Publisher: Dark Roast Press

Buy Link: http://darkroastpress.com/bloodnoir.php

Genre: Gay Contemporary, mystery, suspense




Blurb:

Alex Klein, professional photographer, leads a blessed life with a supportive family and longtime lover Harley Scott, a successful PI. However, everything is about to unravel. He found peace in the arms of Harley after suffering from night terrors most of his life. Now the night terrors are back and his new assignment in Seattle may be the cause.

While he struggles to control his fears, back in St. Louis, Harley unravels a secret that could destroy the life they've created together. Maggie Reynolds is a convicted murderer, former member of a violent gang that terrorized the West Coast in the 1980's. She may also be Alex's birth mother, finally free after 25 years in prison. Positive his lover is in danger Harley heads to Seattle to save him from a mysterious stalker not beyond murder to get what she wants. Are Maggie and the stalker one and the same?

Sometimes no matter how many lies you weave the past will come back to bite you in the ass. An intricate web of blood and deception discovered, over two decades in the making, and Alex begins to question his entire identity in the wake of fear. Can he free himself from his past before it claims everyone he loves?


Welcome to Author Offerings. I am so happy to have you here today and to find out what your author offerings are. What is your latest offering?


My newest novel is a gay contemporary suspense novel entitled Blood Noir.


What is Blood Noir all about?


It’s the story of Alex Kline, a St. Louis photographer, that a mysterious woman has been stalking unknown to him. His long-time lover Harley a PI in an attempt to protect Alex has kept it a secret from him. Alex leaves St. Louis with some secrets of his own though for a job working on a book in Seattle with a notorious crime reporter. Separated they both begin unraveling secrets about Alex’s past that are possibly linked with the stalker who has followed Alex across the country.


That sounds kind of spooky! How did you come up with the idea?


That’s a loaded question. [Laughs] It started with a dream I had of a young man talking to someone in a local St. Louis cemetery I recognized. Very bare bones image, but that was the beginning of plot bunny. Over a couple of days that dream haunted me. I wanted to know who the man was, how he’d come to be in the cemetery, and who he was talking to.



Is this your first author offering, or do you have other books the readers should know about?


This is my third book. My first was a gay contemporary paranormal novel Shadows Beneath that was released in April 2008. My second was gay contemporary fantasy involving Greek mythology Le Jardin de la Lumíere released in August 2008 and received the CTRR Award in October of 2008. I also have a couple of short stories that appear in holiday anthologies released by my publisher Dark Roast Press.


What can we expect from you in the future, Jesse Fox?


Right now, I’m working on the first two books in a 12 book series. It’s a GLBT contemporary paranormal series about a group of investigators led by Valentin Amoretti, a gay psychologist. I also have a paranormal novella Samhain’s Embrace that is scheduled for release in October.


Thank you for joining me. Is there anything else you'd like the readers to know?


I would love to have the readers to check out Dark Roast Press and all the wonderful writers over there including myself.


Author Offerings From Dorien Grey

Title: AARON'S WAIT
Release Date: 7-24-09
Author: Dorien Grey
Author Website: http://www.doriengrey.com
Publisher: Zumaya
Buy Link: www.amazon.com Also on order from any bookstore or online bookseller
Genre: Mystery, Paranormal, Gay
Blurb: People die. Love doesn't.







Welcome to Author Offerings. I am so happy to have you here today and to find out what your author offerings are. What is your latest offering?


Aaron's Wait, the second book in my Elliott Smith Mystery series has just been released.



What is Aaron's Wait all about?


Contractor Elliott Smith is having a problem...a tenant at his latest renovation project refuses to move, because he's waiting for
someone...and because he's dead and doesn't know it.



That sounds awesome, I love ghosts! How did you come up with the idea?


It's a natural follow up to the first book in the series, His Name is John in which Elliott Smith, an ordinary guy who does not believe in spirits, encounters a spirit who believes in him...and wants Elliott's help in finding his identity, and his killer.



Obviously not your first offering, what other books do you have the readers should know about?

In addition to the relatively new Elliott Smith series, I am also the author of the 12-book Dick Hardesty Mystery series, and the
stand-alone western/romance/adventure novel, Calico.



What can we expect from you in the future, Dorien?


The next book in the Dick Hardesty series is due out in November, and I'm currently working on the next Elliott Smith mystery.



Thank you for joining me. Is there anything else you'd like the readers to know?



Just that I am shameless in trying to find new readers for my books. I consider each one to be a one-sided conversation with a friend, and so I write every book with the reader in mind. That my protagonists are gay has not stopped me from developing a solid and growing reader base among mainstream mystery buffs, but I always want more. I invite everyone to stop by my website, http://www.doriengrey.com, where they can read the first chapter of any (or all) of my books, and learn a bit more about just who this Dorien Grey person is.

Thank you and Author Offerings, Rie, for the chance to talk with your readers. I very much appreciate it.



Dorien
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