Released! Wolf in Gucci Loafers by Tara Lain. Prizes!

purpleloafersHi Birdie Lovers!

I’m thrilled that today is the release of my new paranormal werewolf romance, WOLF IN GUCCI LOAFERS! In many ways, this is a book of my heart. I love the character of Lindsey Vanessen, the flamboyantly gay socialite who secretly is a bad-ass werewolf! He’s kind of a Zorro or Superman character, hiding behind a secret identity. But unlike them, both of his identities are real and these two realities pull him in some heart-rending directions. I hope you love Lindsey too. (If you read the Pack or the Panther, you met him as Cole’s best friend.)

Down below, i’ve actually posted three excerpts from the book in case you want a big bite of the story! There’s a also a Rafflecopter to enter on and you may win some fun prizes! You may want to join in on the other blog tour stops and enter again.

Thank you so much for stopping by and be sure to enter on the Rafflecopter! : )

 

 

 
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Wolf in Gucci Loafers 

(Tales of the Harker Pack #2)

by Tara Lain



Blurb:

Socialite Lindsey Vanessen wants someone to love who will love him back — an impossibility for a gay, half-human, half-werewolf. Too aggressive for humans, too gay for wolves, and needing to protect the pack from human discovery, Lindsey tries to content himself with life as a successful businessman. But when someone starts kidnapping members of wealthy families, Lindsey meets tough cop Seth Zakowsy—the hunky embodiment of everything Lindsey wants but can’t have.

Seth has never been attracted to flamboyant men. What would the guys in the department think of Lindsey? But intrigue turns to lust when he discovers Lindsey’s biting, snarling passion more than matches his dominant side. It might mean a chance at love for a cop in black leather and a wolf in Gucci loafers.

 

Available for purchase at 

 

 



Excerpt 1


“Much as I love the opportunity, I don’t
want to waste time driving.” He cocked a grin at Lindsey in the dark car.
“Don’t worry. You won’t. Drive.”
“Okay.” He hit the accelerator. Holy shit. Instant speed. No rumble, no roar,
no lag or leaping ahead. Just zero to infinity with a touch. “Wow. This is freaky!”
“Fun, isn’t it?”
“Give me directions.”
“Okay. Pull down your fly.
“What?” He glanced over, but Lindsey’s face
was not smiling—intense, actually.
“You want directions? You got them. Pull
out your cock!”
He swallowed but reached down and pulled
the zipper on his very crowded trousers. This sounded promising.
“Get it out!”
“Okay, okay.” He reached in, grabbed his
leaking rod, and pulled it from its prison. Man, just rubbing on his briefs was
almost too much. That was one sensitive cock. The thing stuck up out of his fly
like a puppet.
“Pull the balls out too. I like balls.”
Seth chuckled. “Your wish is my command.”
He flopped his balls out of the fly. They were already so tight they barely bobbled.
“Very, very pretty. Definitely Connecticut’s finest. Can
I lick them?”
“Shit, feel free.”
“Drive carefully. Keep your eyes on the road.”
Lindsey laughed.
Only a small space and a brake lever separated
the two seats. Lindsey leaned over, insinuated his head into Seth’s lap and breathed.
Oh man, hot breath warmed the tip of his dick.
“He seems glad to see me.”
Seth could barely breathe, much less talk.
Lindsey swallowed the thing whole. Sheeee-it! Heat flashed through Seth’s balls
and up his spine like he’d been shot. The car swerved. Damn. He gripped the wheel
and slowed down.
Lindsey’s lips popped off. “This is your
driver training course. All gay cops must drive while receiving head.” He shoved
Seth’s dick back in his mouth and sucked.
Oh
God
.
His hips bobbed. Fuck. Fuck. His knuckles
on the wheel were white, but he didn’t want to give up and stop. The speed and sucking
went together like peanut butter and jelly. The quiet in the car was punctuated
by low growling sounds coming from the suckfest in his lap. What was up with the
guy? But man, the sounds were right on the money. He felt like a fucking animal.

 

His balls tightened further and tingling
tickled at the base of his spine. “Lindsey, I’m going to come. I gotta stop. I’ll
wreck the car.”
 

Excerpt 2


Lindsey came up beside him. “So, let me look
at you.” The guy stood back and regarded Seth up and down like a piece of prime
beef. “Yes, well, lovely, but maybe a little casual for the occasion. I know it
sounds like an athletic event, but really it’s more”—he waved a hand gracefully—“shall
we say, social?” He walked around Seth, making a “hmmm” sound.
“Look, I don’t care about the social niceties.
I just want to catch a fucking kidnapper.”
“Ah yes, yes, but we catch more flies with—Armani.”
He laughed. “Come with me.”
It wasn’t a trial to follow that butt.
Lindsey threw open a door, and Seth walked
in behind him. “Holy shit.”
Lindsey turned and placed a hand on his chest.
“Yes, dear, I know. Decadent. It may be the sign of a devolving civilization, but
this is my closet.”
This was a room his family home could fit
in twice. “Department stores don’t have this many clothes.”
“Dear,
dear. We never shop at department stores.” He waved a hand down his body. “Obviously,
nothing that fits me is going to fit you.” He touched the epaulet on the leather
jacket. “Those shoulders. Oh my.” He sighed. “Anyway, I happen to have a blazer
that was delivered to me in the wrong size. My guess is that it’s divine plan, because
I think it will fit you perfectly.” He walked to the racks of clothing and pulled
out  a deep-green blazer.
Seth touched the material. Butter. Shit,
not his style. He shook his head. “I don’t need this. Thanks, though.”
Lindsey hooked the jacket on a display hanger
and crossed his arms. “Listen, dear. You asked me to take you to this event. I’m
also very interested in you capturing these horrible people. After all, their victims
are my friends. So do this my way.” He pointed at the coat. “That jacket cost half
your annual salary. No one is going to smell cop when I get through with you. They’ll
talk to you because you’re a friend of mine and that’s all they need to know. Understand?”
Seth frowned. “What do I say when they ask
what I do?”
“You work for the government in a classified
capacity. End of story. You could tell them, but—”
“I’d have to kill them.” He cracked half
a grin. “That’s pretty ingenious.”

 

“But of course.”
 

Excerpt 3

Lindsey laughed and walked over to the end
table beside his couch, grabbed the remote, and pushed Play. Piano music filled
the room. “Hmm, the Chopin Piano Concerto for striptease? Maybe not.” He clicked
again to Cher lamenting gypsies, tramps and thieves. “Now my orientation is showing.”
Another click and La Babs crooned her heart out. Perfect.
He strolled to the center of the room, grabbed
his silk neck scarf, and slowly pulled it from around his neck. He fluttered it
a couple of times, then gripped it in his teeth as he shrugged out of the green
leather jacket and tossed it on top of Seth’s clothes. He’d worn a black form-fitting
sweater underneath, which he gripped at the hem, and, as he ground his hips, he
pulled it one tantalizing centimeter at a time up his body. For a moment the sweater
covered his eyes, but when he peeked out below, Seth stared at him with a glassy
gaze and parted lips. He threw the sweater on the pile and, still biting the scarf,
ran its ends over his shoulders and pecs.
Seth’s stroking got serious. “Man, you are
beautiful. Graceful and slim with all these cool muscles teasing under the surface.”
Lindsey drew his brows together. “Too far
below the surface, if you ask me.”
“Nah. Just right.”
Lindsey rested his hands on his waistband
and did a big hip roll. As he bumped forward, he unbuttoned the fly and slid the
zipper of his black jeans just far enough to let the fat head of his penis peep
over. “Peekaboo.”
Seth shook his head. “You are one mass of
sexy contradictions.”
As Lindsey lowered the zipper farther over
his briefs, Seth pumped harder. Lindsey shook a finger. “Uh-uh, don’t start without
me.”
Seth tightened his grip but stopped pumping.
With the zipper down, Lindsey hooked his
thumbs in the top of the pants and pulled them over his hips. No sliding—they were
too tight. Still holding the scarf between his teeth like a rose, he slid the pants
to his ankles, stepped out of his Gucci loafers, and then out of the pants.
His cock strained the elastic on the boxer
briefs, and he slid the tip of his finger around and around the exposed head of
his dick.
Seth smiled. “Can I do that for you?”
“Very soon.”
He turned his back to the hunk on his bed
and looked over his shoulder with a flutter of lashes. Good, he was paying strict
attention. Lindsey placed his hands on the small of his own back, slid them into
the tight teal briefs, and dragged them over his butt. Two quick twerks, then he
slipped them to his feet, kicked with one foot, and they flew through the air and
landed on a floor lamp.
Seth laughed. “I’m dyin’ over here. This
may be more of a dance than I bargained for.”
Lindsey gazed over his shoulder. “If you
don’t like the floor show, sir, we’ll refund your cover charge.”
Seth held up one hand—the other still gripped
his cock. “No complaints. Not one.”
Still with his back to Seth, Lindsey pulled
the scarf from his teeth and tied a strategic bow. As Babs sang something about
being a woman in love, Lindsey raised one arm above his head, twirled on one foot,
and presented his cock forward tied in a lavender silk scarf.
Seth sputtered. “I don’t know whether to
laugh or come!”



About the Author
Tara Lain writes the Beautiful Boys of Romance in LGBT erotic romance novels that star her unique, charismatic heroes. Her first novel was published in January of 2011 and she’s now somewhere around book 23. Her best­selling novels have garnered awards for Best Series, Best Contemporary Romance, Best Ménage, Best LGBT Romance, Best Gay Characters, and Tara has been named Best Writer of the Year in the LRC Awards. In her other job, Tara owns an advertising and public relations firm. She often does workshops on both author promotion and writing craft. She lives with her soul­mate husband and her soul­mate dog in Laguna Beach, California, a pretty seaside town where she sets a lot of her books. Passionate about diversity, justice, and new experiences, Tara says on her tombstone it will say “Yes”!

You can find Tara at

               

 

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Taking On New Challenges

 

Hi everyone,

I’m the sort of person that always has a lot of balls in the air – I write, I run my own business, I edit… I’m often ask how I do it all. The simple answer is: I have to. In terms of the editing and the running of the business, I need the money to live. And the writing, well, I do that because I love it. As I’m sure my fellow Dirty Birdies will agree, writing’s not something you do because you feel like it. It’s because you love it, because you have to. Because it’s damn hard at times, and sometimes there’s very little reward.

Letters to a War Zone

My latest release – Letters to a War Zone

Which brings me neatly onto taking on new challenges. This is what writing is all about for me – each new project is a new challenge. Whether it’s in a new genre, whether the story itself is challenging, whether I need to do a lot of research before I start, whether the book is linked to another I’ve written… you get the idea.

Yes, some days writing is easier than other days, but it’s always a challenge, I feel. You have to get your backside in the chair, your fingers on the keyboard and all that stuff out of your head and onto the page. Occasionally it’ll just flow, with not too much effort. Other times it’s a slow process. But, for me, it’s always, always satisfying, because I know eventually I’ll get to the end, and I’ll have a finished product. Not necessarily finished as in it can be sent to a publisher or editor, but having a tale down from beginning to end. Then it can be polished, expanded, cut, whatever’s necessary to make it shine. And therein is the next challenge!

This isn’t a complaint, though. Far from it – I’ve always been the type of person to rise to a challenge. Perhaps if writing was easy, I’d get bored of it. Currently, though, I can’t see that happening. I’m always looking for the next thing to work on, the next genre to tackle, the next character to fall in love with, to hope readers fall in love with… it’s a never ending cycle, and I love it :) I wouldn’t do it otherwise.

Happy Reading,

Lucy x

*****

Lucy Felthouse is a very busy woman! She writes erotica and erotic romance in a variety of subgenres and pairings, and has over 100 publications to her name, with many more in the pipeline. These include several editions of Best Bondage Erotica, Best Women’s Erotica 2013 and Best Erotic Romance 2014. Another string to her bow is editing, and she has edited and co-edited a number of anthologies, and also edits for a small publishing house. She owns Erotica For All, and is book editor for Cliterati. Find out more at http://www.lucyfelthouse.co.uk. Join her on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to her newsletter at: http://eepurl.com/gMQb9

New season…new challenges

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photos-autumn-falling-leaves-image27307823Though those of you in the northern hemisphere are no doubt enjoying the bloom of spring, in my neck of the woods (Australia) we are now well into my favorite season – autumn. To me, sunny days with a nice cooling breeze followed by a chill in the night air that tempts us to fire up the wood burner, is just the perfect time to write. Love it!

I have quite a few writing projects currently underway that are keeping me curled up by that wood burner :) DEMON OF ENVY, the latest in the GODS OF LOVE series, is in edits and should be out in May.

I’m also working on an erotic romance novella for a group anthology that will be released later this year. I’d love to show off my cover, but at this stage the overall project is still supa-sekrit!

JenniferLynne_IceQueen_800pxICE QUEEN is partially written, and I’m about to get back to it and finish this final chapter in the GODS OF LOVE series. I’m really excited about the relationship between my seemingly cold-hearted heroine, Meika, and wondering how the god of desire, Eros, will possibly be able to thaw her heart. I tend to write by the seat of my pants rather than having a plot in place, so I know as little as you do at this point about how the story will pan out.

I’m also developing the idea for a new series based on a group of girls who make a pact during high school to all be married by a certain age. Tentatively called THE MARRIAGE CLUB, I’m hoping to get started writing this series as soon as I wrap up ICE QUEEN.

I think all of that writing is going to take me well past autumn, through winter and into spring – so in a way, it is a new “spring” beginning for me too :)

Here’s a short (unedited) excerpt from DEMON OF ENVY. Hope you like it!

JenniferLynne_DemonOfEnvy800The need to engulf her with everything raging inside flooded over him with such force he went super-still. Get it under control. The darkness was too all-consuming and she couldn’t withstand him if he lost it. She was so delicate and easy to break, despite that elusive core of inner strength. He had to remember that.

She was human. She was fragile. And she was about to become his if he could only control his demon long enough to keep her safe.

He shucked off his T-shirt and threw it to one side, before moving forward to take over from her fumbling fingers. “With pleasure.” Remember. Do it slowly. He managed to release two more of the tiny buttons before a waft of her perfume teased his nostrils. It was a musky scent that reminded him of hot nights and seductive need, so long-forgotten that its sudden effect on his senses blasted his self-control to pieces. With a groan that rattled his throat on the way out he grabbed the two sides of her blouse and yanked them apart, the remaining three buttons flying off in all directions with a ripping pop, pop, pop.

“Oh!” Her gorgeous mouth formed into a round of surprise. He clutched at her wrists before she could cover her breasts, then released them slowly when he felt her peak of embarrassment begin to subside.

“No! Don’t ever cover yourself when you are with me.” She was solidly proportioned, with more flesh than was the current fashion. But he liked it better when there was something substantial to hold onto.

His fingers trembled as he traced around first one large globe then the other. Her skin was so white he could see the blue network of veins peeking through from beneath. Her life force, so close to the surface. So tantalizing.

(copyright Jennifer Lynne)

If you’d like to catch up with the GODS OF LOVE series before DEMON OF ENVY is out next month, find out more at Jennifer Lynne’s website or over at Amazon.

Viki’s Blossoming Projects

My spring looks much different from last year. While I didn’t do much in 2013, many seeds were planted during that time. This april, so far, has been a tornado of activity. At times, seemingly out of control! I’m trying my best to hang on tight and not get sucked into panic mode.

I have three major projects that are in full bloom! (heh, flower reference kind of corny!):

FortheBiteofIt_200The re-issued and revamped – For The Bite Of It – the first book in the Orbus Arcana series. When we received our rights back, Vina and I had decided to self-publish this series. It’s been a learning experience but a good one. The first book is available exclusively on Amazon but will be on other third party sites in the future.

A vampire, a cupcake, plus one sexy cop, is a recipe for trouble.

VINCENT KAMATEROS is an exiled vampire making a routine living as the owner of a cupcake bakery in Arizona. Until a car with a dead driver crashes through the wall of his shop, bringing after it, All-American, closeted cop, JOHN REEDER. Smitten the instant he sees John, but bound to silence by the Vampire High Council, he can never reveal his true self to John.

John Reeder can’t control his attraction to the sexy Italian baker. But as addictive as the sex is, John can’t overcome his fear of rejection for being gay, and open his heart to a man with so many secrets.

Buy link
Excerpt link

formulaforlove-200Formula For Love is a very different book! First, it’s a straight romance, which is a different direction for me. Second, it’s a contemporary romance set in a not so contemporary time – the late 60′s in Haight Ashbury. The hippie days of rock n’ roll, free love, peaceniks, where we believed it was best to turn on, tune in, drop out.

Kenneth believes everything—even love—can be solved logically, until he meets a flower child who challenges him at every turn

Kenneth Hailey, an uptight conservative mathematician, believes he’s in control. After all, every problem can be solved in a deliberate and logical manner. Even love. When his fiancée dumps him for his best friend, he leaves Manhattan for the West Coast. What better place to forget his past. It’s 1967, and San Francisco is the place to turn on, tune in, and drop out.

But is he ready for Rose Red?

Rose Red, a free-spirited flower child, challenges Kenneth, thrusting him into her world of love-ins, protest rallies, and rock concerts. Kenneth finds himself falling down a rabbit hole, hanging on for dear life.

Old habits die hard, and he retreats, but Rose Red has other plans for him.

Excerpt and buy link

My other major project doesn’t have to do with writing. With my artist friend, I am developing creative classes for anyone who wants to get in touch with their creative side. Our first online six-week class goes live in June and will be through a university in Georgia, but anyone can sign up for the class. We have a blog – 3creativealchemists.blogspot.com where you can check our bios, artwork and classes.

And what’s in the works for the summer – Orbus Arcana books 2 and 3, a short m/m novella, Regarding Eliza (Edwardian ‘straight’ romance) and Vibration Of Color class.

All will be good if I just hang on tight!

Love and Peace!

Viki Lyn

http://www.vikilyn.com

http://www.vikilyn.com/blog

http://www.facebook.com/vikilynromance

http://www.twitter.com/vikilynromance

Letters to a War Zone – New Release from Lucy Felthouse

Hi everyone,

I’m delighted to announce my second new release for the month. Letters to a War Zone is a m/m military erotic romance short story, published by Totally Bound. Doesn’t that cover just make you want to swoon? I love it :)

Letters to a War ZoneHere’s the blurb:

When lonely insurance broker, Bailey, gets himself a new hobby, he ends up exchanging letters with a war zone. But he’s not expecting what happens next…

Bailey Hodgkiss is lonely and dissatisfied with his boring life as an insurance broker. In an attempt to insert some variety, he signs up to a website to write to serving soldiers. He’s put in touch with Corporal Nick Rock, and over the course of a couple of letters, the two of them strike up a friendship. They begin to divulge their secrets, including their preference for men.

Nick encourages Bailey to add more interests to his life. As a result, Bailey picks up his forgotten hobby, photography, and quickly decides to team it up with his other preferred interest, travel.

Booking a holiday to Rome is his biggest gesture towards a more exciting existence, and he eagerly looks forward to the trip. That is, until Nick says he’s coming home on leave, and it looks as though their respective trips will prevent them from meeting in person. Is there enough of a spark between them to push them to meet, or will their relationship remain on paper only?

And here’s an excerpt:

After clicking all the available links on the website to find out more about it, Bailey decided to go ahead and sign up. He’d never know what it was really like unless he gave it a go.

He’d read about the site in an article somewhere, about how it linked people with serving soldiers, pilots, marines and sailors in order to write to them. It had been proven that receiving mail—even from someone they didn’t know—improved military morale. It sounded like a damn good use of time to Bailey, and it would be interesting, too.

He began typing his details into the online form. Of course, the chances were that he’d be paired up with a man, given the ratio of males to females in the forces. It didn’t matter, though. He could still exchange letters with a guy, become friends. It seemed like such an old-school way to communicate with someone, given how technology had come on over the years, but at least it was different. Perhaps it would give him something in his life to look forward to, something other than getting up, showering, going to work, coming home, eating, watching television and going to bed. The watching television—and even the eating—were occasionally replaced by nights out with friends or seeing family. Weekends were spent cleaning, washing clothes, gardening and odd jobs. Dull stuff, in other words.

He had an utterly mundane life, and Bailey knew it. It wasn’t even as if his job was exciting. Insurance broking was hardly thrilling, game-changing, or going to save the world. He didn’t expect having a pen pal to change his entire life, but it would certainly break the monotony. Hopefully.

He went through the various steps to fill in his details and create a profile, then continued right through to the information on actually writing and sending the letters. It looked straightforward enough.

His mind made up, Bailey immediately went in search of a pen, some nice paper and an envelope. Armed with a print out of exactly what to do when the letter was finished, he settled down at the kitchen table. Instantly, his mind went blank. What the fuck was he meant to say? He didn’t know any soldiers or other military personnel, didn’t know anything about their lives, other than there was a great deal more to it than shooting people and being shot at. His own existence was so fucking boring that he didn’t want to write about it. Unless there were any insomniacs in Afghanistan—telling them about his day would solve that particular condition right away.

After chewing on his biro until it broke, covering his lips and chin with ink, Bailey replaced it, resolving to try harder. He’d tell his pen pal the bare essentials about himself, then ask lots of questions about them and their work. That was bound to rustle up some conversation.

That decided, he began to write, absentmindedly swiping at his inky skin with a tissue. He’d have to scrub it off when he was done with the note. His wrist and hand had begun to ache before he was halfway down the page. He rolled his eyes. He sat on his arse at a desk all day, using a computer. As a result, even writing something short by hand was hard work! There was no way he was going to divulge thatparticular piece of information to someone that was willing to lay down their life to protect their country.

He just about managed to fill a single side of the A5-sized paper. And that was only because he’d formed large letters and spaced his words and lines out plenty. But he tried not to worry—at least he’d finished it, his first letter to a war zone.

He read through it carefully, relieved to find no mistakes. He’d forgotten how much more difficult—and messy—errors were on the written page. Computers let you edit and rewrite to your heart’s content. No correction fluid or crossings-out necessary.

Finally, he addressed the envelope. It felt like the longest address ever. The area and country was bad enough, even without including the soldier’s name and BFPO address. But it was done—Bailey Hodgkiss had penned a missive to Corporal Nick Rock, currently stationed at Camp Bastion, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Now he’d just have to post it and wait for a reply. The website had said his missive would take between one and three weeks to reach Corporal Rock. Then he had to allow for time for him to read it and send a reply. It could be around six weeks before he heard anything. If he heard anything at all.

Want more? Grab the book here: http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk/published-works/letters-to-a-war-zone/

Add it to your Goodreads shelves: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20722128-letters-to-a-war-zone

Happy Reading!

Lucy x

*****

Lucy Felthouse is a very busy woman! She writes erotica and erotic romance in a variety of subgenres and pairings, and has over 100 publications to her name, with many more in the pipeline. These include several editions of Best Bondage Erotica, Best Women’s Erotica 2013 and Best Erotic Romance 2014. Another string to her bow is editing, and she has edited and co-edited a number of anthologies, and also edits for a small publishing house. She owns Erotica For All, and is book editor for Cliterati. Find out more at http://www.lucyfelthouse.co.uk. Join her on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to her newsletter at: http://eepurl.com/gMQb9

For The Bite Of It gets a Make-over

FortheBiteofIt_200Occasionally, as an author, we get a chance for a do-over. For The Bite Of It is such a book. Vina and I published this book in 2011, and Vince and John’s story caught the readers’ imagination just as it did ours. But our readers wanted a more definitive ending to their love story.

After much deliberation, we got back our rights and had to decide if we would self-publish the series.

We spent many hours discussing this–we tossed ideas back and forth, we argued, we rolled our eyes, made many false starts, and finally came to consensus. We should continue the Orbus Arcana series, re-release For The Bite Of It and self-publish the rest of the books in the series.

This book series has gone through a catharsis. If a book can do such a thing?! It’s richer in detail, the vampire world fleshed out while keeping the tension between Vince and the all to human, John. 

It’s available at Amazon – and will be available to other third party sites  in June. If you would like to read an excerpt and/or purchase the book, you can go to my site here.

Love and Peace!

Viki Lyn

http://www.vikilyn.com 

Viki Lyn: Award winning author of paranormal and contemporary romances. You can find all of Viki’s books at the following sites: Amazon, All Romance Ebooks and GLBT Bookshelf.

New Release

Post by Lily Harlem

Just out at Totally Bound – Who Dares Wins –  m/m/m military novella!

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When secret service becomes not so secret servicing by not one, but two sexy soldiers, Ken learns that dreams can come true in explosive style!

Waiting for my SAS husband Jack to come home safe and sound is always a gut-wrenching, heart-twisting time. I have no idea where he is, what jungle swamp he may be lying out in or desert he might be marching across.

So naturally when he returns to me, our emotions can’t fail to run hot and our lust for each other cranks up to sky-high levels. But the one thing about Jack is he lives for the extreme and seizes the moment. I really should have known what would come of me telling him my wildest fantasies.

Oh, yes, he’s a guy who gets results…and when he brings home his colleague Slider, equally tough, equally rough, the pair of them can’t fail to hit the target. That target happens to be lucky old me and I head off on the ride of my life…

Reader Advisory: This book contains D/s scenes and a MMM ménage.

Publisher’s Note: This story has been previously released as part of the Stand to Attention anthology by Totally Bound Publishing.

 

The Greenwood Series (kinky m/m fantasy books)

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The final full-length novel in my Greenwood series, Lord of the Forest, was released in paperback last week! Hurrah! It seemed a great time for me to ponder on this month’s Birdies’ theme, which just happens to be … series v. standalone books.

I’ve loved writing the Greenwood series, and they are the definitely my favorite of my books (yeah, I know I shouldn’t have favorites, but I do!) Obviously, I enjoyed writing my other stories and hope they give as much pleasure to readers, but to devise a whole fantasy universe and develop it through four books (three full-length novels and a novella) has been a wonderful creative experience.

I’d love to write more in this universe—to use the characters of Herne the Hunter and Tam in more novellas, and to create another full-length novel set in pre-history and dealing with the foundations of the magic in the forest. But alas, fantasy isn’t the most fashionable genre right now, so I have put those plans on hold. However, for anybody out there looking for some m/m fantasy with some light kink and a lot of loving, the Greenwood world is there and waiting to be discovered. With four books, there’s certainly enough to get yourself lost in.

And I guess that’s why I often (though not always) love series more than standalone books. You can never get enough of a good thing, right?

Enjoy!

About the Greenwood Series:

Lord of the Forest, Bound to the Beast, and Bound for the Forest, are three standalone m/m romances, interlinked by my fantasy version of the English Greenwood, in which all are set. The world is inspired by forest lore, especially the myths and legends of the New Forest, which is near where I live in Hampshire, UK. The Greenwood is a dreamlike world rich with magic, fairies, mystery, sweet and evil spirits, action, fighting, and passionate  lovers. I’ve had a lot of fun writing it and I hope you will enjoy exploring it too.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE SERIES USING MY A TO Z OF THE GREENWOOD

“England, 1217. Dark forces are rising. Only one man dares fight back—Robin Hood.”

KB_LordForest_coverlgOut now in paperback! You can order from amazon.com (not yet listed on international amazon sites, but should show up soon!)

Also at Loose Id, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, and All Romance. Add it on Goodreads!

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Lord of the Forest by Kay Berrisford. Genre: m/m, fantasy and paranormal with some BDSM and fetish elements. Novel length (60k). Art by Anne Cain.

Blurb: England, 1217. Dark forces are rising. In the Greenwood, foul spirits grow powerful, and greedy barons plunder the lands. Only one man dares fight back—Robin Hood.

Robin’s band of brothers is broken. Now a lone warrior, he denies his famous name and laments the friends and lovers he’s lost. When the fair folk capture Cal, a beautiful young forester descended from the Greenwood’s ancient protectors, Robin rescues him and forges a new alliance.

Despite a sizzling attraction, Robin senses Cal isn’t like his old comrades, and he’s right. Cal’s been raised as a royal spy. He Goodreadsplans to seduce and betray Robin, but can’t harm the man he’s falling hard for. Mistrust and arguments spill into passionate lovemaking, as Cal learns the meaning of loyalty, fighting beside Robin, the only friend he’s ever known. Even the enchanted forest seeks to bind Robin and the returned protector ever tighter.

Their connection will be tested by nature’s wildest forces, Robin’s past, Cal’s lies, and in a baron’s darkest dungeon. To survive, Robin and Cal must admit their love and embrace their true destinies. Only then can they save England and each other—and win their happiness ever after.

A note on the kink level in the story. Although there is a BDSM and fetish warning on Lord of the Forest, Robin and Cal’s is not a traditional D/s BDSM relationship. MINOR SPOILERS. There is a small nod to this kind of play in one scene, but that is all. The warning is there because of the kinky nature of the enchanted forest and the rituals and practices this entails, and because of some medieval dungeon scenes. Hope that clarifies everything without giving away too much :)

Reviews.

“Fantastic sex scenes convey the depth of emotion that the two share. I highly recommend this engaging read as well as the other books in the Greenwood series. Great writing, smoldering sex and a different kind of love story awaits in each book.” – EMMA, NIGHT OWL REVIEWS. Read more.

“The writing is as lush as the forests our characters find themselves in and despite there being elementals, spirits and fairies, everything seemed so real. With descriptions so vivid you could almost imagine yourself there among the Greenwood yourself. The writing is very lyrical, almost like poetry… The love scenes between Robin and Cal are scorching hot, but as well as the physical connection, there is also the emotional one between them… The book is wonderful and I don’t really know what else to say about it except – go, read and enjoy!” – ANNETTE GISBY, ZIPPER RIPPERS. Read more.

“There is danger and treachery and even a little bit of heartbreak before an ending that effectively resolved the demands of the Greenwood that the protector bloodline must endure. It is an alchemy that only the Fae could perpetuate; it challenges the imagination, and it also left me wondering if (read: hoping) the author might consider a sequel to the adventure.” – LISA, THE NOVEL APPROACH. Read more.

“We are pulled into a wonderful new story that combines fantasy with history, myths with facts, and legends with historical figures, combining everything together to give us a new spectacular Greenwood story… I will recommend this story to those that love history mixed with their fantasy, who love folklore and legends, hot sex and a happily ever after.” PIXIE, MM GOOD BOOK REVIEWS. Read more.

“This smoothly written story celebrates the erotic and supernatural adventures of Robin Hood within a perilous forest… a fun way to spend an afternoon. Recommended.” - VAL KOVALIN, JESSEWAVE REVIEWS. Read more.

Find our more! Who was Robin Hood?

“Even the trees whisper of Robin Hood.” – Meet my version of Robin, the hero of Lord of the Forest.

The Greenwood series can be read in any order. Other titles: Bound for the Forest; Bound to the Beast; and Locking Horns

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Writing a Series

by Lucy Felthouse

A Taste of LondonThe third book in my first series was released today – yay! A Taste of Rome is part of the World of Sin series. Ellora’s Cave require an author to have three books in a series before it becomes an official series so I should end up with the book pages being tweaked across various retailers and so on. Books one and two are A Taste of London and A Taste of Paris respectively.

I now also have a series blurb:

Ryan Stonebridge and Kristian Hurst are taking a year off before starting University and travelling the world together. They’re footloose and fancy free, and their aim is to just kick back and have fun. Naturally, this involves booze and girls. Lots of girls.

I’ve had lots of fun writing this series so far. Granted, each book is a short story, but there’s plenty of heat and action packed into each one – and I still have to take care with continuity, character names, who did what, or should I say who did who…

These books have been a great way for me to dip my toes into the series water. I’m already working on another series with fellow Dirty Birdie Lily Harlem – the Raw Talent books – the first of which is a full length novel, Grand Slam. Book two is a solo novella (coming out in May, I think), then we have another novel in the works. These titles overlap in the timeline, so that makes things more complex, but I like to stretch myself, give myself challenges so with some careful planning I’m sure it’ll all work out in the end.

Both of these series have definitely been challenging but fun and I look forward to adding more books to each. Which reminds me, I really ought to get on with writing A Taste of Amsterdam, hadn’t I?

Happy Reading,

Lucy x

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A Taste of RomeRyan Stonebridge and his friend Kristian Hurst have travelled to London and Paris on their “gap year” adventure, before starting university. Now it’s on to Rome.

The American girls they met in Paris are along for the ride, providing lots of sexy fun for the boys. But as no one in the foursome is looking for commitment, there’s still plenty of scope for hooking up with the locals. Voyeurism, cougars, risky outdoor sex and threesomes abound in the Italian leg of the boys’ European adventure.

More info, excerpt and buy links: http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk/published-works/a-taste-of-rome/

Add it to your Goodreads shelves: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18399288-a-taste-of-rome

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Lucy Felthouse is a very busy woman! She writes erotica and erotic romance in a variety of subgenres and pairings, and has over 100 publications to her name, with many more in the pipeline. These include several editions of Best Bondage Erotica, Best Women’s Erotica 2013 and Best Erotic Romance 2014. Another string to her bow is editing, and she has edited and co-edited a number of anthologies, and also edits for a small publishing house. She owns Erotica For All, and is book editor for Cliterati. Find out more at http://www.lucyfelthouse.co.uk. Join her on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to her newsletter at: http://eepurl.com/gMQb9

Series or Standalones

I love writing a series – and I’ve written them two ways. Series where the main characters stay the same and series where I write about different characters in that particular world I’ve imagined.

In fact, I must love writing series a LOT because I only have one standalone from Loose Id and a two standalone novellas at Musa. Even my self-published books coming out this month will be a series!

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Why do I tend to go in this direction? Thinking about it – when I write paranormal – I put a lot of effort into my world building. So much so, I tend to lean toward fantasy. I’m not ready to let go of the the world I’ve created.

I’ve also been accused of being plot heavy – so I need more time to tell the complete story which takes more than one book!

 

 

 

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My contemporary series is set in fictional Woodland Village. Blue Skye was one of my first m/m books and the first book in this series. John’s Match is the third and possibly last book. There are six major characters, a family of friends that I’ve come to know and love. I feel they are part of my circle of friends. This is what’s so darn fun in writing series – you get to delve deeper into the characters, and follow them along in their journey. I always make sure my characters pop in across books.:)

 

 

 

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Then there are the books I’d like to be a series, but I haven’t had time or the fan base for the book to write another one. The world in Sins of Lust took many hours to come alive. This book was a Rainbow Award finalist and one judge commented on the amazing world. We’ll see if Archangel Michael ever gets his story.

 

 

 

 

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I really am fascinated by the music world – so this is another book I’d like to continue some day. It’s where rock n’ roll clash with classical. There are more members in the band, so who know?

Love and Peace!

Viki Lyn

http://www.vikilyn.com

 

 

Viki Lyn: Award winning author of paranormal and contemporary romances. You can find all of Viki’s books at the following sites: Amazon, All Romance Ebooks and GLBT Bookshelf.