Thursday 11 July 2013

Everything He Has (Everything He Needs, Part 4 (Final))

The final part of the Everything He Needs Series!

Everything in Sam Carver’s life is going perfectly. He has a good job and a ravishing, powerful lover in the form of Caleb Royce, his boss at work and in the bedroom.

But a secret relationship can only last so long. News of their affair getting out could tear down everything that Caleb has worked for, and when Sam gets an envelope full of compromising photos in the mail, things have never been so dangerous.

With the clock ticking and the threat of blackmail hanging over their heads, it may just be time for Caleb to take control. The only question is if he’s going to cast Sam aside and save his reputation… Or if he’s going to go public with the biggest bang possible.

This 13000 word story is the conclusion to Everything He Needs, and contains explicit gay sex, collaring, exhibitionism, and domination.

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Thursday 20 June 2013

Rock Stars Don't Brawl

Michael goes to Shortwave’s rock shows down at the Maelstrom partly because he loves the music, but mostly because Shortwave’s frontman is smoking hot. Every gig they play, Tyrell is out there, gleaming bronze under the stage lights and singing in a rough baritone that makes heat pool in Michael’s gut.

Michael’s too shy to say anything- and when their eyes meet over the crowded dance floor, the smouldering hunger Michael sees there must be some kind of mistake.

Michael flees, but the night streets are a dangerous place. When a mugging turns nasty, Michael’s sure he’s about to die- until Tyrell jumps in, bare-fisted, with a wicked grin.

Now that he’s saved Michael’s honour, he’s going to claim his prize.

This 6000 word short story contains rough sex, biting, hot rock stars, and a night that Michael’s not ever going to forget.

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Tuesday 18 June 2013

Everything He Gives (Everything He Needs, Part 3)

Sam Carver’s life has never been better. After attracting the attention of the devilishly devastating Caleb Royce, his billionaire boss, it seems like nothing can go wrong. Sam takes to his lessons in submission with enthusiasm.

Why, then, does he worry that he’s only a toy being kept? Not a secret out of necessity, but of shame? The uncertainty eats at him when he should be the happiest he’s ever been.

Caleb is determined to prove Sam wrong. He’ll show Sam exactly how much he means to him, no matter how kinky it gets… And a jewelled collar is only the beginning.

This 11000 word story contains explicit gay sex, collaring, fisting, and domination.

Available on: Amazon - B&N - Kobo - All Romance Ebooks

Wednesday 12 June 2013

Happy Endings

One of the biggest misleading things people want out of a story is a happy ending- or what they say they want, anyway. Authors go crazy trying to wrap up every little plot thread in a saccharine bow, and it's been the ruin of more than a few good books. Some go too far in the other direction, and that can be worse.

What people actually mean when they say they want a happy ending to a story is that they want something that's appropriate to the narrative, and emotionally satisfying. For example, you could end a story with the main character dying- but if it's after a long happy life, or this is a resolution, or something is accomplished by it, then it works.

(This is not always true for every genre, though. Romances have to end well, or nobody's happy. That's sort of the whole point of that type of story! Everything's beautiful, nothing hurts.)

Saturday 8 June 2013

Skirts and Strangers

Dylan has never dared to indulge his kinks. Not with a partner, and especially not in public. But when he works up the courage to climb down onto club Maelstrom’s dance floor wearing a short skirt and high heels, he’s in for the ride of his life.

A mysterious stranger on the dance floor is more than happy to take Dylan in hand. Jason’s about to show Dylan that he doesn’t have to be ashamed of what he likes- and at the end of the night, he’ll be begging for more.

This 6000 word story contains explicit gay sex and crossdressing.

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Tuesday 4 June 2013

Everything That Tempts (Everything He Needs, Part 2)

After one whirlwind night with the mysterious, gorgeous billionaire Caleb Royce, Sam Carver’s life is turned upside down. Going back to work is an exercise in desperate self-restraint, with the knowledge that the man who put a collar around his neck is only ever a few floors away.

Caleb stands to lose everything if their affair is discovered, but staying away is impossible. When a chance encounter explodes into sex at work, they know there’s no turning back- and when Sam’s promoted to working directly under Caleb Royce, things might just get too hot to handle.

This 12000 word story contains explicit gay sex, collaring, and domination.

Available on: Amazon - B&N - Kobo - All Romance Ebooks

Saturday 25 May 2013

Everything He Needs

Sam Carver is only an intern under the mysterious, devilishly handsome billionaire businessman Caleb Royce. He’s nursed an impossible crush since the day he was hired, but when a company party takes a turn for the unexpected, Sam discovers one of his boss’ kinky secrets.

Caleb is gay but long closeted. His conservative family would disown him if they knew. When Sam and Caleb spend a passionate night together, it awakens all the fantasies he’s suppressed for years. The only way they can be together is a secret relationship… But it makes the thrill of being caught all the sweeter.

This 11000 word story contains explicit gay sex, collaring, and domination.

Available on: Amazon - B&N - Kobo - All Romance Ebooks

Wednesday 22 May 2013

Wine and Honey (The Roman Boy, Book 2)

Though newly a free citizen of Rome, Anselm Kahler is still a slave at heart. Especially on his knees before his master, the patrician Septimus Tuditanus. Thrust back into public life Septimus takes Anselm with him, and Anselm is introduced to all the debauchery that follows it.

Dropped into a world where a party can become an orgy with a snap of the fingers, Anselm is wary at first. Soon, he’s hungry for more, and he no longer knows which one of them is leading the other.

As they struggle with what they are to each other, Anselm gains another admirer. His loyalty is put to the test, but when his admirer takes a turn for the insistent, can Septimus rescue Anselm- before it’s too late?

This 32000 word novella contains rough gay sex, exhibitionism and bdsm.

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Friday 17 May 2013

On Selling Books

Russel Blake has an interesting post up about what exactly it takes to publish and market books (see it in full here). I've found a lot of what he says to be true- but nothing more so than the advice to write quickly and make your releases frequent.

Now, that's the hardest part, of course. Getting all the words down on paper as fast as you can. What I need is a brain to page translator. My hands just aren't fast enough.

One thing I don't agree with, though, is going back and rewriting old novels years later. If you start in with that, you'll never stop. Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet, admit you weren't always as skilled as you are now, write more and write new.

Saturday 4 May 2013

More! Faster!

I was reading Rachel Aaron's 2K to 10K - if you've never heard of it, it's a book (adapted from the linked blog post) on how to, essentially, write faster.

I always feel like I'm not writing fast enough. Writing, especially these days, is a numbers game. You can't spend two years writing the novel of your dreams (much as I'd like to), you have to get your work out in numbers, make it good, and you have to get it out yesterday.

Her book's helped me out already. (I sound like I'm shilling, here. I'm not! I promise!) All it took was one simple little thing I didn't think to do- I used to shoot for pure word count in a single day, and when I reached it, I'd stop. Now, I start a timer when I start writing (I use toggl, it's free and I couldn't find any other timer that would give me nice graphs for what I did over weeks and months), and I don't stop writing until my time's up.

I'm not writing anything like 10,000 words a day- it's still kind of mind-boggling to me that anyone can manage that- but I'm producing more than before, and I'll count that as a win.