Thursday, May 31, 2012

Chatting with Shyla Colt

XD- You have a new release coming out. What's it about?

S- It’s called Lessons from the Professor, and it’s all about facing your fears, getting over your past hurts, and being brave enough to face your future.

Professor Sidney Rothman is no stranger to heart ache at the hands of a younger woman. So when he meets the alluring Sutton he’s wary. Her pension for submissive behavior, coupled with their undeniable attraction over-powers his doubt, and he takes her on as his submissive in training. What he didn’t’ account for was the effect she’d have on his emotions.

Sutton Atkins is a woman who thrives on pressure. She’s spent the past few years setting her emotions aside to accomplish her career goals and tend to her family. The habit has begun to catch up with her now as she sees her lonely her life and her bed are. Sidney seems like the answer to all her problems, until he introduces her to the world of BDSM. The lifestyle sets of a reaction in her she didn’t expect. Good girls didn’t beg to be spanked , did they?

Can Sutton embrace the lessons from her professor, or will she loose out on love?

XD- What inspries you most to write and how do you come up with your ideas?

S- Oh wow, they come from every where really. At times its visual, I see a picture , or an image of a person and a tale weaved itself into being. Other times it’s a real life situation that makes me say “What If” , or even an event that’s happened in my own life. Writing can be very therapeutic that way. Those quotes about being nice to your author friends or you’ll end up in their book aren’t necessarily a joke, lol.

XD- What are you currently working on?

S- Right now I’m working on a Paranormal Romance with a bit of a horror angle. I am very excited to finish it and share my twisted vision.

XD- What trends do you see in romance? Are you a trend setter or a follower?

S- Well I’d say vampires were hot, but I think we’re phasing out of that and moving on to angels. I personally am not a follower. I never have been. If you asked my mother she’d tell you she was never worried about me following the crowd. It was when I actually wanted to do something. I have to write what I love and care about, and if that means going against the grain so be it. My characters reveal themselves to me and their stories, and if I don’t listen it gums up the writing flow.

I really don’t think I’m a trend setter. I just do my own thing, and hope the readers will like what I’ve created.

XD- What advice would you give to budding authors starting out?

S- Write every day, learn as much as you can, and never give up. The road to being published can be rocky but if you keep at it , and take the advice you get along the way you’ll eventually reach your goal. Also, betas you trust are a must. Sometimes you just need a fresh pair of eyes to catch the things you might have missed.

XD- What's on the agenda for you in the next year?

S- Oh wow. I have a personal goal of cracking 30 k and up, so be on the look out for some longer pieces. Also for those of you who’ve been patientlyn waiting for the next installment of The Wanting, it is in the works. I’d like to get that one out next year, if not earlier.

Links: Http://   Twitter: @shylacolt 

Friday, May 25, 2012

E Book Giveaway

To promote my third m/m release, Under the Boss with Evernight Publishing, I'm giving away a copy of each of my books with them. To enter, leave a message along with your email address. One winner will receive a copy of Beyond Friends, The Blood Between, and Under the Boss. A winner will be announced in one week. Good luck!

All books can be purchased through the Evernight site or from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, All Romance, and Bookstrand.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Losing His Religion by Alex Bowman

Check out the debut release of new m/m author, Alex Bowman. The book releases tomorrow, but you can order it through the Evernight site today!

Product Description
The Soul Collectors, 1

Discarded most of his life, Jamie had learned as a teen that he was a Soul Collector, one of a mysterious group who fought the demons that attacked fellow humans. Cast out into the world, alone, the orphan fought hard to find his way, ending up in a seminary of all places. But chastity wasn’t a problem. He had no time or trust for relationships, let alone love.
Ios felt protective of the Soul Collector, the one the prophecy claimed would one day be his mate. Following the human for years, Ios had done everything he could to ensure his safety without stepping out of the shadows. He also held his lust in check, knowing Jamie would never accept him.
The time was upon them to join forces. Could Jamie handle who and what Ios was, and trust the growing feelings between them before it was too late?

“So did you?”
“Did I?”
“Know I was yours the moment you saw me?” Jamie pinned him with a look of lust he’d never quite seen flash on the man’s face before.
Mine. Ios’s felt the rush of need spiral through him with such force that it nearly took him to his knees. His cock thickened and he felt his balls tighten. His whispered “Yes…” floated on the air, his body trembling with the hard-won control to stand in place and not cross the room and force the human to the floor under him.
“I don’t know that I believe in fated lovers, predetermined to find one another.”
“I’m not asking you to believe in anything.” Ios believed enough for the both of them.
“I will admit, there is something…”
Something? “What?” He needed Jamie to say it, that he wanted Ios. Needed Ios.
Jamie’s face flamed and he glanced down, apparently unable to put the emotions he felt into words.
Fuck it. Control is overrated.
Ios stomped across the small space, grasped Jamie’s head in his hands and pressed his lips against the smoldering heat of the human’s mouth. Swallowing the gasp of pleasure, he thrust his tongue into Jamie’s mouth and tasted the ale left lingering there, as well as the heat and taste of his male.
When he felt Jamie’s hands spreading across his chest and moving down his stomach, he tightened his whole body, needing for the hands to venture further south, needing the male to show him that he wanted more through his exploration. As warm hands rubbed against his hardened cock through his jeans he could have shouted in joy. He deepened the kiss, pressing his hips forward, languishing in the caress from his male.
Ripping the shirt open, baring Jamie’s chest, the tinkering of buttons hitting the stone floor echoed around him. Ios spread his fingers along the hard muscles before him. Jamie removed the shirt, dropping it to the floor. The material puddled around his feet and Ios wanted more to follow. His shaking fingers pulled at the belt buckle Jamie wore, and he tugged at the leather, not wanting to remove his lips from the human’s.
Pulling back, he was afraid the moment would be lost if he could not keep Jamie in a frenzy. His need was too great. He could not be denied this time. Ios would have the male now, or he would explode.
Warm hands steadied his. “Let me.”
Jamie gazed into his eyes, slowly removing the belt and dropping it to the floor. His hands then went to the top of his pants and he unbuttoned them. The slow pull of the zipper reminded him that he was overclothed as well. Ios removed his t-shirt in a flash and kicked off his shoes. By the time his pants were gone, Jamie also stood naked.
His hands ached to touch the male, to explore every single inch of flesh he had to offer up for his inspection. Jamie was beautiful. Small, firm muscles curved over his slim build, his skin nearly unmarred. The wound in his chest was no longer visible.
A small smattering of blond hair started below his belly button and thickened as it surrounded his jutting cock. Fully erect, it stood proud against his stomach, a pearl of fluid shining at the tip of the purple head. Thick veins spread along the shaft and Ios’s mouth watered to taste the flesh. Dropping to his knees before his human, he got a closer look at what the male had to offer.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Apples to Oranges

I'm extremely pleased to show off my new cover art for my summer release with Evernight Publishing for my contemporary m/m. This story is a little sweeter than my other stories with lots of romance and angst!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Pause for Thought

Yesterday, I got a phone call from my dad. I knew something was wrong when I saw his number on my call display. It was early in the evening and he never calls at that time. I picked up the phone and nearly held my breath when he told me one of his brothers passed away. At first I didn't know what to say. I was shocked. I knew the uncle in question had a few health problems, but nothing that I thought would cause a sudden passing.

After I hung up, I was upset to the point where I felt physically sick. This morning I feel a bit better, but I can't help but reflect on my own mortality. We don't have deaths in the family very often and the last one was a couple years back and I wasn't close to that person.

We all die. There's no way around that. Sometimes I get upset very easily about minor things. It isn't worth sweating the small stuff in life. I'm not a materialistic person, so I don't get hung up on money. As long as I have enough to live comfortably, I'm happy. I will strive to be a better person. I've been lagging lately with that. That needs to change. I've also been slacking off on my own personal goals like striving to write fulltime and get more stuff out there. I also want to become healthy again. There's no time like the present to make the needed changes. I've had enough with the slacking off.


Monday, May 7, 2012

Chatting with Terra Laurent

Terra Laurent is a new author recently signed with Siren Publishing. Her first release will be out on May 9, 2012 and she's agreed to tell me a little bit about it, and how she got her start as an author.

XD- Tell us about your latest release and how the idea for the story came about.

T- Possession is a M/M erotica about a romantically bruised exorcist named Shane who falls first for his haunted client, Joshua, and then for the ghost named Gene troubling him. Shane finds both men appealing, but knows he has to either rid his client of Gene and lose the spirit forever, or allow him to remain and lose Joshua. Dark, secret motivations begin to surface, ones that both endanger Shane and force him to face the ultimate decision.

I had read a short article online about the notion of psychopomps—the guides between the world of the living and the dead—and it started me wondering about what kind of world the dead might inhabit and what a ghost’s daily routine might be like. From there grew the question of how a romance might work between a living person and a spirit. Before I knew it, I had created a framework of rules for spirits and guides. Shane, Joshua, and Gene filled in that framework.

XD- You're new to the m/m writing world. What about m/m grabbed your interest?

T- What’s hotter than hot guys who aren’t into me at all? It’s like high school all over again.

Okay, my serious answer is, I like men. Thinking and writing about every aspect of their existence intrigues me. Most of my work outside erotica uses female protagonists, so immersing myself in entirely male relationships was a challenge for me, and one I’m very much enjoying undertaking.

XD- What's one thing that most people don't know about you?

T- I like the smell of skunk. Don’t judge.

XD- What's your favourite cocktail?

T- I’m the one at the party who is standing on the side of the room at three a.m. with a sober, superior grin on my face, watching the drunken train wreck unfold. I enjoy the train wrecks more than the booze. Although, I usually have to drive the train wrecks home, which is perhaps punishment for my hubris.

XD- What can we expect to see from you next?

T- I have another contemporary fantasy m/m novel, Trial by Fire, coming out in June from Siren. I am currently working on another in the same genre of m/m. I would like to branch out, as well, explore a few other sub genres, and possibly try my hand at a historical piece—although it means I will have to do proper research for once in my writing career.

XD- Terra can be found online on Facebook. I'd like to thank her for allowing me to ask her a few questions and wish her good luck with her writing career.

Friday, May 4, 2012

New Release: Under the Boss

My latest m/m released today through Evernight Publishing. It's available on their site for limited time discount. It's also available on All Romance, Bookstrand, and Amazon Kindle.

You can read the blurb and check out the adult excerpt below.

Blurb: Darren Johnson never had much liking for his boss, Jensen Brookes. But when the two are thrown together on an impromptu business trip, they start to get to know each other for the first time and there's no denying that there's a strong mutual attraction between them.

After a hot encounter, both men have to return back to the office and their otherwise mundane lives doing their best to keep their feelings in check.

A line has been crossed and their professional relationship has changed into something much deeper. Could it be just lust or possibly love?

Excerpt: Resisting temptation wasn’t easy for Darren and as Jensen’s lips met his for the first time, he felt as if he’d melt right there. When Jensen’s tongue met with his, he found it difficult to stifle back a moan. He wanted this man, as was evident by the way his cock throbbed inside his trousers and the thought of Jensen touching him was enough to nearly drive him over the edge.
“We can stop if you want.” Jensen pulled away slightly, his breath tickling Darren’s ear.

Everything inside him said that would be the most practical and sensible thing to do, but the reality of his life was that he was neither of those things. “No, don’t stop,” he managed to say as he ran one of his hands up Jensen’s firm, muscular thigh.
“Nice tie,” Jensen said, toying with it, loosening it with his fingers. “It suits you. I like that shade of green.”
Darren spread his legs as Jensen’s other hand toyed with his tented crotch. He leaned back on the bed as his boss now hovered over him. Darren reached up and started to unbutton Jensen’s shirt. Even through his clothes, Darren could tell that he carried a fine physique. This man wasn’t a slouch at work or play!
“God, you smell wonderful,” Jensen said, his breath hot and wanting. “You smell good enough to eat, or at least… lick.”
“Trust me,” Darren replied, feeling extremely naughty. “I taste even better.”
“I plan on sampling, just to warn you,” Jensen teased.
“I’ve no complaints.”
Jensen’s fingers found the buttons on his shirt and one by one, he popped them open, sliding the garment down over Darren’s shoulders.
“That’s nice,” Darren murmured, enjoying Jensen’s soft touch as his hands grazed across his chest. He wanted so much more now. He wanted this hot, sexy man to touch him all over. Darren wanted to experience everything about him. It had been a while since a man had touched him like this. He missed it more than he’d thought.
Darren lifted his hips allowing Jensen to pull down his trousers. He nearly lost it when Jensen settled between his legs, massaging his boxer-clad bulge. He was wet, and Darren could feel his desire growing. “God,” he muttered, his words stifled by his own hand as he covered his mouth. Jensen played with his throbbing cock, releasing it.
“Does that feel good?” Jensen asked, his voice husky.
Darren felt Jensen’s grip tighten. He nodded. “Yes.”
“And when I do this?” Jensen pulled back Darren’s foreskin and ran one finger across the slick tip. “How does that feel?”
Dude was toying with him and playing with him literally. Darren looked down to see Jensen’s head between his legs and when he took Darren’s cock into his mouth, Darren nearly passed out. “That’s awesome,” he gasped. “Don’t stop. Suck my cock.”