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    Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
    10:34 pm
    [kristipublicist]
    New Release Day with BA Tortuga

    Get 20% off selected titles from BA Tortuga this week! Check 'em out here: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=specials



    A Bunch of Roughstock

    by BA Tortuga

    81 pages / 22000 words

    ISBN: 978-1-61040-744-1

    $3.99


    Buy Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=96&products_id=4165


    Blurb:


    BA Tortuga’s Roughstock world comes to life in this collection of short stories. Featuring Beau and Sam from the novel File Gumbo and Coke and Dillon from And a Smile, these tales range from a long-ago first time to a bullfighter’s retreat, providing an intriguing glimpse into a bullrider’s daily life, as well as how the hard-working cowboy protection team blows off steam. Stories include Starting the Roux, Cowboy Christmas, Just Another Day at the Office, The New Guy and the Retreat and Too Careful by Half.


    All stories previously published in the Sip short story line.



    Cat in the China Shop

    by BA Tortuga

    47 pages / 12600 words

    ISBN: 978-1-61040-743-4

    $2.99


    Buy Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=96&products_id=4166


    Blurb:


    Were-cougar Brock wants a special gift for his folks for their anniversary, mainly to cover up his lack of enthusiasm for going back to his small hometown. When he decides on replicating his mom’s old china pattern, the last person he expects to find at the design company is his old flame, Clay.


    Clay has changed everything from his hair color to the way he eats to escape his past. Can Brock convince him that it’s better to be himself, and for them to be together?


    Coming Next Week...


    Torqued Tales

    edited by Elizabeth L. Brooks


    Once upon a time, we asked our authors for their best gay twists on their favorite fairy tales, and wow, did they deliver! We think these will satisfy your happily-ever-after cravings!


    Genre: Paranormal, Gay, Sci-fi/fantasy



    M/M stories:

    A Different Dance - Nash Summers

    Catching the Gingerbread Man - Christopher West

    The Snow Queen - Darren Endymion

    The Wolf in the Woods - Nicole McCormick

    The Prince and the Frog - Rob Rosen






    F/F stories:

    A Stranger Brought - Emily Moreton

    Annabeth and the Wolf - Jo Hart

    Dragon Slayer - Lucy Hallowell

    Sunday, April 13th, 2014
    3:32 pm
    [mdgrimm29]
    Editing part deux
    I feel so accomplished today. I just finished the self edits of one of my books. I think one more ought to do it and then I can start searching for a beta! Then I can submit it. Oh, happy day!

    Another book of mine is ready for a beta as well. I'm just rolling right along, I tell you.

    I actually think this'll be it for me today. I know I'm calling it short but I have some home-improvement projects calling my name and the weather is so great!

    Hope all your projects are doing well and, of course, may dragons guard your dreams.

    MD Grimm

    Remember, if you want to learn more about my books, or read my blog, visit www.mdgrimmwrites.com.

    Current Mood: amused
    1:13 pm
    [mdgrimm29]
    Editing, editing, and more editing!
    Ever felt overwhelmed by the number of projects you're juggling at once? I have my official edits for AMETHYST: BOW AND ARROW to do, plus my own edits on two other books for another series, which I then need to send out to a beta(s), then do more edits, then submit. And I'm still doing research on another story which I haven't had the time to start yet. Whew! So many stories at different stages. But, you know what? I wouldn't change a thing. It's nice to be busy. I'd rather that than writer's block.

    *shudders*

    Please goddess, don't ever let me have writer's block!

    MD
    8:17 am
    [mdgrimm29]
    It's Amethyst time!
    Hello lovelies!

    I just received the first round of edits back for AMETHYST: BOW AND ARROW. I haven't looked through them yet, but I'm very excited to start working on it again. I'm working on Book 5 of the series, so this is a nice back-track. As some of you may recall, AMETHYST is book 3 of my "Stones of Power" series and it's different from books 1 and 2 because it's from Aishe's POV. (Aishe being the mate of Lord Morgorth ,the Dark Mage).

    This book was hard to write, simply because I had to get to know Aishe first before I could adequately express his thoughts/desires. It took me a couple of drafts before I realized what I wanted this story to accomplish and how I wanted it to conclude. This will most likely be the only book which is fully in Aishe's POV, but I'm not make that definite. I plan to split their POVs in future books, when it's called for.

    AMETHYST will be released in *June* so mark those calendars!

    Some other exciting news: I HAVE A WEBSITE NOW! Yep, yep! My new home is at: www.mdgrimmwrites.com. Check it out for my blog (almost always about my books), latest news and info pages about all my books. I'm very proud of my first website, in fact, I think it's rather snazzy.

    I also have some fun little videos for RUBY: LOST AND FOUND and PERIDOT: WAR AND PEACE. Completely work safe, as are the excerpts on my website. I have unofficial theme songs for each book, and I decided to put a video together with the cover art to share those theme songs. I had a blast. I plan to do that with all the books in this series.

    Here's one of them below:


    I tried to pick songs that were from one of the character POVs. I have a whole slew of songs to choose from, which means I usually have about 2-3 theme songs per book. But I just chose what was most appropriate.

    Music and my stories always go hand-in-hand. Pandora has been a great tool to find new musicians.

    I don't believe I've shared my blurb for AMETHYST yet, so it's below. (If I have, well, there's no harm sharing it again).

    Every story has more than one point of view.

    As the mate to the Dark Mage Morgorth, Aishe has learned a lot about magick, love, and himself. He tries to find a home with Morgorth, to be accepted into his world; to survive in a world full of magick, treachery and deception. But all the while he struggles to keep a secret about his past and their intertwined destinies. Despite all the obstacles thrown at both of them, Aishe is determined to stay by Morgorth’s side, no matter what the future brings -- even if that future turns dark with death should Morgorth embrace his grim destiny.

    But when Morgorth leaves with his mentor to collect another stone of power, Aishe is left behind. It is then that a surprise attack comes and Aishe, determined to protect and defend his new home, decides to take the invaders on by himself. It might prove to be too much for him to handle... especially when he learns the one who leads the invaders is a mage.

    The third book in the “Stones of Power” series allows us a glimpse inside the mind of Lord Morgorth’s better half, a dialen named Aishe: his motivations, his personal sorrows, and his struggle to find a place to call home.


    I adore that blurb! Makes me want to read the story, and I wrote it!

    I'll be back, but until then, may dragons guard your dreams,
    MD Grimm
    Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
    9:27 pm
    [kristipublicist]
    New Releases from Julia Talbot & Veronica Sloane

    This week we have selected titles from Veronica Sloane and Julia Talbot on sale for 20% off! Check 'em out here: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=specials



    Stories Beneath Our Skin

    by Veronica Sloane

    213 pages / 61400 words

    ISBN: 978-1-61040-677-2

    $6.99


    Buy Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=96&products_id=4163


    Blurb:


    Tattooing might have once been Liam’s passion, but he left it all behind along with ugly memories when he went to college. When his uncle’s health fails, Liam must come home at last to say his goodbyes. His days are spent at the hospice, leaving his nights to rake over the past. To fill those empty hours, he takes a job at Great Sin Ink. The close knit friendship of the workers there both intrigues and shakes Liam, who has spent the last four years keeping everyone at arm’s length. Neither Deb, the no-nonsense piercer, nor Goose, a manic tattoo artist, will let Liam get away with his isolationist ways for long.


    If it were just those two, Liam might have stood a chance -- but there’s also Ace, the owner of Great Sin. He hires Liam despite a thin resume, and that is a kindness Liam can’t forget. The two start up a tentative friendship, learning about each other as the summer days melt into each other. Slowly, Liam reveals a tender heart underneath the wall of quotes he uses to keep everyone out. Unfortunately, life doesn’t stand still, and both Liam and Ace have hard struggles before them that might break them up before they can even get together.



    Blood Rose A Collection of Shorts

    by Julia Talbot

    43 pages / 11000 words

    ISBN: 978-1-61040-676-5

    $2.99


    Buy Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=96&products_id=4164


    Blurb:


    Welcome to the club Bloodrose, a place for the creatures of the night to mix, mingle, and get up to no good. This collection features three short stories in the world of vampires and werewolves, begun in books such as An Itch to Scratch and Belling the Cat. Vampire club owner Jonny and his friends Kasey and Deke feature in Fireworks and Harder Than it Looks, while club manager Duke and his new lover Jamison star in Learning to Wag. Blood Rose also contains new content, featuring club favorites Cady and Jonah, in a special vignette.


    Stories previously published in the Sips short story line.


    Coming Next Week...



    Cat in the China Shop

    by BA Tortuga


    Clay may be a cat shifter, but he does everything he can to deny that part of him. Good thing Brock is willing to be the bull, or the cat, in the china shop and bust down Clay's walls.


    A Bunch of Roughstock

    by BA Tortuga

    Monday, April 7th, 2014
    6:10 pm
    [marasmine]
    Sneaking back
    As the US themed diner raised some curiosity I thought I'd sneak back and explain it a bit more.

    This one is based on the UK interpretation of a 1950s diner as seen on TV and film. It isn't very big and the main room has six booths with vinyl bench seats and metal tables. Each booth seats four comfortably and six if they're friendly.

    The décor features a lot of Betty Boop, Elvis and Marilyn Monroe with some neon and leds pretending to be neon. Popular fifties rock 'n' roll plays continuously - and yes Blueberry Hill is one of them. We had 'Happy Days' over here, you know.

    The menu has about ten different burgers, ten different hotdogs, a couple of salads, fried breakfasts and one steak. Dessert menu is ice cream, apple pie, chocolate brownie or a selection of ice cream sundaes.

    I had a rather UK burger - lamb and mint - and a mint choc sundae featuring a fluorescent green mint syrup. I doubt anyone familiar with US burgers or diners would be convinced!
    Sunday, April 6th, 2014
    6:52 pm
    [marasmine]
    Look at that - now it's evening
    Just got back from a sudden trip to a US themed diner. Eating out two days in a row must be a good thing? Over-eating two days in a row is not so good. But at least there hasn't been any squabbling over who's turn it is to cook.

    The full stomach is making me sleepy and it'll soon be bedtime.The clocks went back last weekend and the evenings are lighter now so I'll be going to bed in daylight in another couple of weeks - not sure that's going to help me adjust to this evil shift.

    Things are really looking and feeling spring-like over here. My cherry tree in the back garden is covered in blossom and is very distracting every time I let the dogs in or out. The temperature has been in the sixties and above all week and I'm beginning to think that winter might really be over.

    Wishing you all cherry blossom, sunshine and warmth for the next month. Happy Easter and I'll see you in May!
    2:19 pm
    [marasmine]
    Good afternoon
    How's your afternoon going? Or going to go?

    Mine is basically going to be laundry and sampling a variety of painkillers to get rid of a headache. With maybe an occasional 'confuse the dogs' wit the new ultrasonic training device we got this morning. Heads tilting to one side in unison is amusing.

    Are you planning on something exciting or even just interesting this Sunday?
    11:25 am
    [marasmine]
    Good Morning Everyone
    On UK time today and it's heading for 11:30 already and I'm exhausted. I've walked the dogs for an hour, done grocery and dog food shopping, started the laundry and realised that it's the sixth of the month...

    So while I regroup and recharge do you have a definition of the difference between an author and a writer?

    Stealing this question from a couple of blog posts in March!
    Mara
    Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
    8:54 am
    [kristipublicist]
    New Releases from Ari McKay & Tory Temple

    This week we have selected titles from Ari McKay and Tory Temple on sale for 20% off. Check 'em out here: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=specials



    Herc's Mercs: The Bigger They Come

    by Ari McKay

    158 pages / 48800 words

    ISBN: 978-1-61040-675-8

    $5.99


    Buy Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=96&products_id=4161


    Blurb:


    Cade “Hercules” Thornton is an ex-Marine and soldier of fortune; now he’s the owner of Hercules Security, which provides the best bodyguards in the business. After his leg was crushed and reconstructed, Cade doesn’t do field work anymore - until a challenge is issued to him by wealthy Kate Morgan, who wants her “bookish” grandson protected from a stalker. She insists on having the very best bodyguard available, and that is Cade himself.


    But there is nothing laid back or bookish about Dr. Jude Morgan. Having lived under the thumb of his grandmother his entire life, Jude is insistent that he doesn’t need a babysitter. Sparks fly when Cade tries to insinuate himself into Jude’s life, and Cade knocks Jude on his ass - literally.


    Yet the danger to Jude is real, and Cade is the only thing standing between him and an increasingly more terrifying stalker. Cade’s protective feelings for his client become something more, while Jude begins to realize that his brawny, neo-Viking protector is a man unlike anyone he’s ever known. Yet as Cade and Jude grow closer, so does the danger.


    Cade will stop at nothing to protect Jude, but Jude’s stalker is determined to get his man - even if he has to kill Cade Thornton to do it.



    What It's All About

    by Tory Temple

    72 pages / 22100 words

    ISBN: 978-1-61040-671-4

    $3.99


    Buy Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=96&products_id=4162


    Blurb:


    Maxwell has been looking forward to college for the last two years. Finally at the university of his choice, school is everything he hoped it would be, especially the fraternity he's decided to rush for. It doesn't hurt that one of his fellow pledges, Devin Page, is really good looking and likely into guys, if his flirting is any indication. But what Max finds out pretty quickly is that things are not always as they seem, especially when it comes to cute guys. Devin has a very specific set of rules for what is supposed to happen at college. Max is hoping for more than just rules to define what they have together. Will the two of them be able to find a common subject to study, or will their budding friendship take the road to failure?


    Previously published in the Kegs and Dorms anthology.


    Coming Next Week...



    Stories Beneath Our Skin

    by Veronica Sloane


    Liam left tattooing behind along with his past, but circumstances call him home where he can make peace with the boy he was and the man he wants to become. His new boss Ace and the rest of the motley crew at Great Sin Ink might be the ones to help him on his way.


    Genre: Contemporary


    Blood Rose

    by Julia Talbot

    Friday, March 28th, 2014
    11:22 am
    [sean_michael]
    The Velvet Glove is back and kinky question
    I have another new Velvet Glove book out!




    Argon is the new master of the body mods shop at the rebuilt Velvet Glove and he needs an apprentice. He’s hoping for someone who will not only want to learn how to pierce, tattoo, scar and brand, but who is interested in being his submissive as well.

    Brother Yves arrives at the body mods shop on a mission from the clerics of Mount Bell. The cloister has been his only home and he is totally innocent. Scared and far away from home, he nonetheless forges forward and presents himself to Master Argon, insisting that he is destined to be with the man.

    Are Argon and Yves too different to find common ground, or are they destined to be together forever?

    You can find it here!


    So now that the Glove is back -- I have a question for you.

    What kink would you love to see explored in the Velvet Glove series?
    Thursday, March 27th, 2014
    12:00 am
    [acatherinenoon]
    A Journal of Two Writers - Spring Is In the Air

    So.

    Who else is TOTALLY READY FOR SPRING???

    (Unless you're down under, in which case, I suppose I'd ask if you're ready for autumn.)


    --
    “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
    - E.E. Cummings

    The Persis Chronicles:
    Check out EMERALD FIRE, available from Torquere Books.
    Check out "Seeking Hearts", available from Torquere Books.
    Check out "Taking a Chance", available from Torquere Books!
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    Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
    10:07 am
    [kristipublicist]
    New Anthology & Tory Temple Collection out now!
    This week we have selected titles from Mychael Black, Winnie Jerome, Kiernan Kelly, Kassandra Lea, and Tory Temple on sale for 20% off! Check 'em out here: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=specials


    The Tory Temple Collection

    by Tory Temple

    59 pages / 16700 words

    ISBN: 978-1-61040-672-7

    $3.99


    Buy Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=96&products_id=4160


    Blurb:


    Whether a fairy tale or a story grounded in reality, there is room for romance anywhere. From the secluded hospital bed to the back room of a tattoo shop, that spark can be found in the most unlikely places. This collection of stories will take you to four very different spots as the men within discover that love turns up in unusual ways. A tattoo artist, a hospital worker, a set of white wings, and ghosts in the attic all await the reader in this unique collection.


    Previously published as individual short stories.



    Spinning the Top Anthology

    edited by Elizabeth L. Brooks with stories by Kassandra Lea, Winnie Jerome, Nicole Forcine, Kiernan Kelly, Jaya Christopher and Mychael Black

    129 pages / 37400 words

    ISBN: 978-1-61040-671-0

    $4.99


    Buy Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=96&products_id=4153


    Blurb:


    The stories of Spinning the Top will spin you until you're so dizzy you can't tell top from bottom! In "Subspace" by Kiernan Kelly, Dominant Gray Shade has his hands full trying to rein in his out-of-control submissive, Craig. In "A Taste of Sin" by Kassandra Lea, the angel Samuel pays a visit to his secret lover in the heart of Las Vegas. In "Ollie’s Jock" by Nicole Forcine, Larry thanks his tutor Oliver in a very special way.


    In "Dragonfall" by Winnie Jerome -- what happens to a draconic warrior when there are no more battles to fight? In "Tempering Cross" by Jaya Christopher, Zed Warren finds out that age and experience have nothing to do with who belongs on top. In "To Command Or Be Commanded" by Mychael Black, Commander Jason Butler learns that, sometimes, even a man in charge must bow to another.


    Individual Stories:


    A Taste of Sin - Kassandra Lea

    Dragonfall - Winnie Jerome

    Ollie's Jock - Nicole Forcine

    Subspace - Kiernan Kelly

    Tempering Cross - Jaya Christopher

    To Command or Be Commanded - Mychael Black


    Coming Next Week...



    Herc's Mercs: The Bigger They Come

    by Ari McKay


    Cade "Hercules" Thornton, head of Hercules Security, is the best bodyguard in the business, which is why millionaire Kate Morgan lures him out of retirement to protect her grandson, Jude. The only problem is that Jude doesn't want a "babysitter", and sparks fly from the moment Cade and Jude meet. But the danger is real, and so is the stalker who wants Jude – even if he has to kill Cade Thornton to get to him.


    Genre: Contemporary, Drama



    What It's All About

    by Tory Temple


    College is supposed to be the best time of their lives. When Max and Devin get together one steamy night, they each find out that their college expectations are vastly different. Can they find a common subject to agree on?


    Genre: Contemporary

    Monday, March 24th, 2014
    9:16 am
    [kristipublicist]
    Coming this week...

    Coming This Week





    The Tory Temple Collection

    by Tory Temple

    How do you like your short stories? Do you prefer fairy tales or reality? The Tory Temple Collection has something for all tastes.

    Genre: Contemporary, Sci-fi/Fantasy



    Spinning the Top

    by Elizabeth L. Brooks

    These stories will spin you around until you're so dizzy you can't tell top from bottom.

    Genre: Contemporary, BDSM, Paranormal, Drama

    Individual Stories:

    A Taste of Sin - Kassandra Lea



    He may be forbidden to visit the city, but Las Vegas beckons Samuel, an angel. For lurking within the City of Sin is his demon lover.

    Genre: Paranormal/Horror, BDSM, Sci-fi/Fantasy


    Dragonfall - Winnie Jerome



    Former dragon-warrior Arthur distracts himself with unsatisfactory topping from the bottom at a BDSM club, but he gets more than he bargained for when he meets half-dragon Drew.

    Genre: Paranormal, BDSM


    Ollie's Jock - Nicole Forcine



    Larry's got a little secret he shares with his tutor. Will a chance meeting at a party expose them?

    Genre: BDSM, Contemporary


    Subspace - Kiernan Kelly



    Grey Shade's sub, Craig, has been acting out lately, and Greg is determined to get to the bottom of the problem, no matter what it takes.

    Genre: Contemporary


    Tempering Cross - Jaya Christopher



    Time and experience have taught tough guy Zed Warren his place-and that's on top. Aarin Cross thinks it's time for Zed to learn a new lesson.

    Genre: Contemporary


    To Command or Be Commanded - Mychael Black



    Jason Butler knows what will happen if he gives into the desire between himself and his pilot, Caleb Leven. But resisting the petite man is growing harder to do each day.

    Genre: BDSM, Sci-fi/fantasy




    Come look for these titles on Wednesday at Torquere Books.
    Thursday, March 20th, 2014
    10:35 pm
    [kristipublicist]
    Review Round-Up February 19 - March 20, 2014
    We hope you enjoy this review round-up. If you have any additional reviews please let us know.

    Mrs. Condit Reads Books

    Deeper by Sean Michael
    Spoken by Sean Michael
    Controlling Parker by Sean Michael
    A Family of His Own by Sean Michael


    Love Romances & More

    Amber by T. Strange


    Hearts on Fire Reviews

    Reading Between the Lines by Jane Davitt
    Dandy's Little Girl by Ari McKay
    A Very Demony Christmas by Nancy Griffis


    Joyfully Joy

    Inches of Trust, Volume 1 by AR Moler
    Shadowkings by Mychael Black
    911 by Chris Owen
    On Fire by Drew Zachary


    Long and Short Reviews

    Waaban: Dawn Kitty by Carolyn McBride
    Leonardo DiCaprio is a Vampire by Julie Lynn Hayes


    Coffee Time Romance & More

    Inches of Trust, Volume 1 by AR Moler


    MM Good Book Reviews

    Shadowkings 1: The Beginning by Mychael Black
    Fourth of July Fireworks by M. Durango
    The Auld Lang Syne of Barnaby Sloan by Jenna Jones
    The Games We Play by Sean Michael
    Inches of Trust, Volume 1 by AR Moler
    Another World by Vic Winter
    Tyler Buckspan by Jere' M. Fishback
    Blood Sacrifice by Stormy Glenn
    The Keeper by Kiernan Kelly
    The Perfect Size for You by Lily G. Blunt
    Just What the Doctor Ordered by Lorne Rodman
    Monkey Suit by BA Tortuga
    Too Good by T. Strange
    Reading Between the Lines by Jane Davitt
    Forgiving Valentine by Michael Barnette
    A Strange Place in Time Bk 2: The White Palace Awakens by Alyx Shaw
    Dandy's Little Girl by Ari McKay
    All You Have to Do is Ask by Kathryn Scannell


    The Blogger Girls

    The Caldwell Ghost by KJ Charles


    Rainbow Books Reviews

    Dandy's Little Girl by Ari McKay
    Controlling Parker by Sean Michael
    Reading Between the Lines by Jane Davitt


    Night Owl Reviews

    Worth the Wait by Beth Wylde


    GGR-Review

    One Warlock's Love Story: All Knight Long by Shad O. Walker


    The Blog of Sid Love


    Amber by T. Strange
    Nine Week with Griff by Richard Natale
    Dandy's Little Girl by Ari McKay
    Blood Bathory Like the Night by Ari McKay


    Top 2 Bottom Reviews

    Horsing Around Anthology
    Every Drop of My Love by Jane Davitt


    Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
    7:20 am
    [kristipublicist]
    New Releases from Sean Michael & Ari McKay

    This
    week we have selected titles from Sean Michael and Ari McKay on sale for 20%
    off! Check them out here: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=specials


    Yes, Master a BDSM story collection

    by Sean Michael

    80 pages / 21600 words

    ISBN: 978-1-61040-668-0

    $3.99


    Buy Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=96&products_id=4152


    Blurb:


    From first timers to hard core lovers, this collection of five BDSM themed short stories by Sean Michael has something for everyone who loves hot m/m action and a great love story.


    Stories include: Playing for Keeps, The Twelve Kinks of Christmas, Payday, Following My Heart and Finding Kasey.


    Stories previously published individually.



    Velvet Scars, a VG Resurrection Tale

    by Sean Michael

    111 pages / 29000 words

    ISBN: 978-1-61040-670-3

    $4.99


    Buy Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=96&products_id=4151


    Blurb:


    Argon is the new master of the body mods shop at the rebuilt Velvet Glove and he needs an apprentice. He’s hoping for someone who will not only want to learn how to pierce, tattoo, scar and brand, but who is interested in being his submissive as well.


    Brother Yves arrives at the body mods shop on a mission from the clerics of Mount Bell. The cloister has been his only home and he is totally innocent. Scared and far away from home, he nonetheless forges forward and presents himself to Master Argon, insisting that he is destined to be with the man.


    Are Argon and Yves too different to find common ground, or are they destined to be together forever?



    Call of the Night Singers

    by Ari McKay

    89 pages / 27700 words

    ISBN: 978-1-61040-667-3

    $4.99


    Buy Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=96&products_id=4150


    Blurb:


    When Garland Heatherford is named heir to his uncle’s vast fortune, he isn’t pleased by the honor, and with good reason. The last five heirs all met with most untimely deaths – four of them from drowning. Although loath to accept his inheritance, Garland nevertheless travels to the “cursed” town of Bath, North Carolina, to meet his aged uncle, hoping to avoid the fate of his predecessors. But Garland has something in his favor the other heirs didn’t: his lover, Geoffrey Wainwright.


    The sight of the decaying hulk of Heatherford House dismays both men, yet they have little choice but to enter a world where a miasma of horror lies beneath a veneer of breeding, and madness and death seem to lurk in every corner. Ruling over all is the presence of sinister Roderick Heatherford, who has managed to outlive five young, healthy heirs despite his allegedly poor health. When an unexpected illness strikes Garland and he begins to sleepwalk, lured from bed by singing only he can hear, Geoffrey resolves to protect Garland from every danger – even if it costs him his own life.


    Coming Next Week...



    The Tory Temple Collection

    by Tory Temple


    How do you like your short stories? Do you prefer fairy tales or reality? The Tory Temple Collection has something for all tastes.


    Genre: Contemporary, Sci-fi/Fantasy



    Spinning the Top

    by Elizabeth L. Brooks


    These stories will spin you around until you're so dizzy you can't tell top from bottom.


    Genre: Contemporary, BDSM, Paranormal, Drama


    Individual Stories:


    A Taste of Sin - Kassandra Lea




    He may be forbidden to visit the city, but Las Vegas beckons Samuel, an angel. For lurking within the City of Sin is his demon lover.


    Genre: Paranormal/Horror, BDSM, Sci-fi/Fantasy



    Dragonfall - Winnie Jerome




    Former dragon-warrior Arthur distracts himself with unsatisfactory topping from the bottom at a BDSM club, but he gets more than he bargained for when he meets half-dragon Drew.


    Genre: Paranormal, BDSM



    Ollie's Jock - Nicole Forcine




    Larry's got a little secret he shares with his tutor. Will a chance meeting at a party expose them?


    Genre: BDSM, Contemporary



    Subspace - Kiernan Kelly




    Grey Shade's sub, Craig, has been acting out lately, and Greg is determined to get to the bottom of the problem, no matter what it takes.


    Genre: Contemporary



    Tempering Cross - Jaya Christopher




    Time and experience have taught tough guy Zed Warren his place-and that's on top. Aarin Cross thinks it's time for Zed to learn a new lesson.


    Genre: Contemporary



    To Command or Be Commanded - Mychael Black




    Jason Butler knows what will happen if he gives into the desire between himself and his pilot, Caleb Leven. But resisting the petite man is growing harder to do each day.


    Genre: BDSM, Sci-fi/fantasy

    Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
    9:54 pm
    [kristipublicist]
    New Releases from Torquere Press & Prizm Books
    Get 20% off selected titles from Alyx J. Shaw and Stephanie Vaughan this week! Check 'em out here: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=specials


    All Will Be Revealed

    by U Z. Eliserio

    186 pages / 52000 words

    ISBN: 978-1-61040-665-9

    $6.99


    Buy Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=97&products_id=4148


    Blurb:


    Also available in paperback from Amazon.com


    Danton de Mesa lives a quiet life producing videos of the Equine Show with his boss, Mr. Cretar, for people to watch on the Cloud. But Corporation Agent Rashiva Panashi enters his life and turns it upside down.


    With the Equine Show shut down, Danton goes to work for the Corporation, which is a daily dose of backstabbing, espionage, counter-terrorism, and really small cubicles. But when Mr. Cretar's brother is assassinated, Danton's old boss becomes the new Prince of Keramus. To make things even more complicated, Danton starts dating Rashiva, who, when he is not wearing his intergalactic man of mystery mask, turns out to be a pretty fun guy.


    Tensions are high between the Keramus Kingdom and the Corporation, and humanity might get involved in another war with their more powerful neighbors. Rashiva is accused to assassinating Mr. Cretar's brother. Worse yet, one of the men investigating the murder of the monarch happens to be Danton's ex!


    With an intergalactic war on the horizon, Danton has to choose between, peace, safety, loyalty, and the person who might just be the love of his life.



    Another Believer

    by Stephanie Vaughan

    81 pages / 23500 words

    ISBN: 978-1-61040-666-6

    $3.99


    Buy Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=78_85&products_id=4149


    Blurb:


    Jonah Simpson might be an athlete, but he's nobody's fool.  It just so happens he appreciates what's between a guy's ears almost as much as what he's packing elsewhere.  So when he spots an open seat next to serious but sexy David, the usually boring train ride up the Pacific coast quickly becomes an exercise in speed-dating.  He's only got a few hours to get the nerd with an attitude to take him seriously.


    David Sato has spent a lifetime being ignored by the hot guys at school.  It doesn't take a genius IQ to know that if a jock is being nice to him, there must be a test coming up.  So when the hottest guy David's ever laid eyes on -- let alone sat next to on a train – starts flirting with him, what's a robot-loving, socially awkward science geek to do?


    Originally published in Torquere’s Kegs and Dorms anthology



    A Strange Place in Time - Book 3

    by Alyx J. Shaw

    278 pages / 81500 words

    ISBN: 978-1-61040-664-2

    $7.99


    Buy Link: http://www.prizmbooks.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=86


    Blurb:


    The battle has begun, and old friends become new enemies, and allies become traitors. The Court of Hercandoloff realises that the only way to avert true disaster is attack the instigators of the rising darkness, and that will take a great deal of secrecy and deception. As Arrowsmith returns to Earth to persuade a friend to come to Dargoth, the Wizard-King Blackbird finds himself facing foes alone in his own palace, as the army rides north to the Kingdom of Kirianna.


    With the Master Thief blinded and missing, Blackbird sick and injured, and only a matter of days before one adversary is brought back form the dead, plans have to be made, and quickly. There is no chance of real victory, only of a stalemate, and that is with every member of the Court present.


    The search for Infamous leads the Court to the dead remains of the holy city of Palaklais, and the Temple of the Creator, but what they find there does not give them hope. The god of madness, SkullDigger, awaits them, as the most powerful of their adversaries, Rhaklan the Damned. The Court is without one of its most important members, and the strongest of their foes have joined forces. The Court has no choice but to fight, after they make plans for their own imminent demise.


    Coming Next Week...



    Call of the Night Singers

    by Ari McKay


    When Garland Heatherford is named heir to his uncle’s vast fortune, he isn’t pleased by the honor, and with good reason. The last five heirs all met with most untimely deaths. Luckily, Garland has something the others didn’t – his lover Geoffrey.


    Genre: Paranormal/Horror, Historical, Drama


    Velvet Scars

    by Sean Michael


    When Argon, master of the body mods shop, is looking for an apprentice, formerly cloistered and totally innocent Yves is not who he expects to come through his door. Could Yves be exactly who he needs?



    Yes, Master - a BDSM story collection

    by Sean Michael


    This collection features

    five of Sean Michael’s BDSM themed short stories.

    Thursday, March 6th, 2014
    10:14 pm
    [marasmine]
    It's past my bedtime again
    Urgh. Ten o'clock and I'm late for bed. It's just not natural!

    Maybe I'll have adapted better by next month and I can post something entertaining at 5am - that'll be something written the night before though! I'm still pre-verbal at that time in the morning.

    At least if I write it beforehand I won't have to fight with LJ's dislike of accepting more than one character a second. It's not often that my typing can be considered too fast.

    Happy March, enjoy looking for signs of spring ad if spring isn't co-operating enjoy looking for a good read from Torquere (of course!)

    Mara
    9:14 pm
    [marasmine]
    Time flies when you're...
    ... grocery shopping? I don't grocery shop every day but it feels like it.

    An emergency trip to the supermarket for bread and milk has eaten what as left of my evening. At least there is something to eat now because I didn't just buy bread and milk. At least I've almost figured out the recent re-arrangement of our local supermarket...

    Have you ever gone out for just one or two items and come back with less than ten? Or are you  disciplined shopper who never buys any extras?


    6:59 pm
    [marasmine]
    Happy Thursday
    It'll be a short day on UK time today as I've only just spotted the date and I'll be off to bed in less than three hours!

    I'm working early shifts now and still trying to adapt to the horrors of getting up at 04:30 every week day. The 'upside' of being home in daylight before 3pm doesn't really make up for o'dark thirty. Did I mention that I'm NOT a morning person? I have to keep reminding myself that we really need the money.

    This year is just flying by and spring is trying to be sprung here - yesterday I noticed a small tree covered in blossom on my way home from work, very pretty! Today I saw a group of three larger trees all flowering madly. Usually it's flowering bulbs that mark the change of season for me.

    What tells you that it's Spring?
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