Friday, February 26, 2010

Do You Remember Your First Time?

Do you remember the first piece of erotic fiction you ever read?

I do.

At University, I took a course in sexual diversity studies. Censorship was on the syllabus. We studied the case of the Little Sister's Bookstore in Vancouver. As part of our studies, we were assigned to read a short work of erotica that appeared in one of the books stopped at the border.



The book was "Macho Sluts." The story was "The Surprise Party" by Pat Califia. It's about a lesbian who's picked up by three gay cops, and taken to a dirty hotel room to be subjected to an enema before they take her in every orifice.

To this day, Califia's story is one of the most intense works of erotic fiction I've ever had the sexual pleasure of reading. But that's not the only reason I remember it so specifically. It just so happens that when I read this story from my unassuming Printing House collection of essays and articles, I was sitting squished between two complete strangers on a city bus.

I remember glancing side to side, praying neither would look down and see the words on the page. Cunt. Cock. Blowjob. Leather. Yes, I was reading a school assignment, but Califia's work is no statistics textbook. This was hard-core stuff. Far beyond anything I've ever read since, and beyond anything I've written myself as a writer of LGBT erotica.

Looking back, I find it difficult to believe I'd never read a work of erotic fiction before University. Certainly, I'd seen pornography before then. Perhaps the intensity and situation surrounding Califia's story simply made it stick with me. Or, maybe my internal definition of erotica is too narrow. My grandmother, who is the greatest supporter of my career in erotic fiction, considers Gone With the Wind an erotic novel. Perhaps my generation is too over-exposed to view the hardness in anything soft.

But I leave you with my initial question: Do you remember the first piece of erotic fiction you ever read? And were you, like me, between strangers on a city bus at the time? For your sake, I hope not.

Bright Blessings,
Giselle Renarde
Canada just got hotter!
http://www.freewebs.com/gisellerenarde

http://twitter.com/GiselleRenarde

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Faithful John and the Dungeon Ravens

Holy Guacamole, Batman!

I have a new release...and it only costs £0.99!!!

Faithful John and the Dungeon Ravens from Xcite Books is a smoking-hot BDSM-dungeon adaptation of a Brothers Grimm fairy tale called "Faithful John" (Ever heard of it? No? Well, never mind. That part doesn't matter. What does matter is that it is a hot HOT read. Did I mention it was HOT? Yeah, that too.)

Faithful John and the Dungeon Ravens

The queen's untimely death leaves her son in charge of the brothel-like castle dungeon. Though her devoted servant, Faithful John, promised the queen he would keep the young man from the cursed Mistress Mei, nothing can divide royalty and young love. When the young king asks for her hand in marriage, she realizes her acceptance is a death sentence and says yes even so. Can Faithful John save Mistress Mei from her prescribed fate, or will his devotion see him turned to stone?

Extract from Faithful John and the Dungeon Ravens...

The king ventured a few steps toward her, leaning his elbow on a rung of the ladder. Mistress Mei’s aroma was heavy with spice, uplifted by the scent of oranges. When she breathed, her silk top rippled against her chest. Her dark nipples were hard and amply visible through the fabric. ‘What is your specialty?’


With one swift move, she grabbed his wrists and secured them above his head. ‘Bondage.’


The king looked all around in confusion. Even after all he’d seen in the dungeon, his innocence precluded a complete understanding of its appeal. What he required was some practical training.


‘Mistress Mei is an expert with that silk cord,’ Faithful John chimed in from his seat in the corner. ‘What have you got planned for the new king?’


With his hands above his head, his regal jacket rode up almost to his nipples. Tearing his trousers down to his knees, she revealed a fully erect cock eager for human contact. Mei inched forward until the silk of her skirt nearly brushed his drooling cockhead. ‘Back up,’ she instructed. He moved cautiously back until his heel met the wooden ladder. ‘Step up one rung, then another, and stand very still.’


Again he followed instructions, despite the trepidation of climbing backwards up a ladder with his hands tied above his head. Once in position, Mistress Mei began the wild bondage. She circled the soft silk rope around his middle, securing it with knots along the way.


‘The knots are pressing into your pleasure centres,’ she informed him. ‘As they push into you, your brain releases waves of bliss throughout your body.’


‘Mistress Mei could tie you up, leave you to your own devices, and you could bring yourself to orgasm simply by breathing,’ Faithful John went on. The Mistress reached up to wrap her black rope around the king’s extended arms.


‘Yes, I feel it,’ King Edward sighed as a soft breeze like the breath of angels travelled his body. His core felt warm and glowing, easing the grief in his heart and slowing his mental faculties. ‘I’ve never been so calm in all my life.’


Faithful John and the Dungeon Ravens (hey, sounds like a heavy metal band name, doesn't it?)
Buy it now! It's cheap and satisfying...just like me!

Kisses my lovers!
Giselle Renarde
Canada just got hotter!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I Put a Spell on You

Do you like magic?
Yes!

Do you like hot stories about two guys and a girl gettin' it on?
Of course!

Well, have I got an anthology for you! I PUT A SPELL ON YOU is the newest M/M/F ménage anthology from BareBack Angels/Torquere Press and it contains my Shakespearean adaptation, "Midsummer Morning Woods."

I PUT A SPELL ON YOU is a GREAT anthology and you can buy it in print or as an e-book! Here's the marketing material:
Spells are willful little things. Once uttered, they can take on a life of their own, and that's usually when the trouble begins…

The spell that love casts is transformational. These nine m/m/f ménage stories are about the bonds that go beyond words, and to places no one expects.

In "Bad Hoodoo," BA Tortuga demonstrates the perils of playing diva in voodoo country. "Play Music, Play Magic" by Maia Strong relates the gentler side of a witch's power as she celebrates her homecoming. Sometimes, though, a witch is not enough--in "The Antithesis of Magic," JL Merrow shows how all the pieces must come together for magic to truly bind. Nor is a witch's magic always benevolent, as the lovers find out in "Ironheart," by Shea Meier. And in CC Bridges' "The Shore House," there is no witch at all--only her wisdom to guide a novice hand.

Some lovers, too, are inherently magical. Sylphs and undines are simply themselves in Penelope Friday's "The Birth of the Year," while Titania's crew raises their usual mayhem in Giselle Renarde's "Midsummer Morning Woods." In "The Winter King," by Kathryn Scannell, ancient gods manifest for their worshippers. Finally, in "Sleeping With Monsters," Kiernan Kelly looks at the spell itself to find the magic there.

And here's the best part! This is what Mychael Black had to say in his review:

The stories in this anthology are as varied as their characters. The talented authors have penned riveting, heartwarming, and, above all, HOT tales of men loving men loving women.

Two particularly jump out, for very different reasons. ‘Bad Hoodoo’ is, quite possibly, BA Tortuga’s best to-date. Talk about hot! And ‘Midsummer Morning Woods’, by Giselle Renarde, is as steamy as it is cute with its feuding fairies and the mortal man caught between them.

Nice, right? That made my heart bounce. I'm all smiles now. Get your copy of I PUT A SPELL ON YOU today!

Bright Blessings,
Giselle Renarde
Canada just got hotter!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Quick Six Interview with Morgan Ferdinand


1. Hi Morgan! Would you be so kind as to tell us what type of stories you write?

Generally, M/M supernatural comedy/romance/adventure.

2. What are you reading right now?

"Death Masks" -- book five in the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, "Night Shift" by Lilith Saintcrow, "Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies" by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith... and I think that's all right now. It's not unusual for me to have five books on the go at once.

3. I hear music in the background. What' s playing?

VNV Nation's entire discography, Jethro Tull from 1968 to 1978 or so, The Beatles, and Lady Gaga.

4. Do you have a favourite naughty word?

Bastard.

5. Is there a word or phrase that absolutely makes you cringe?

Moist. And vagina. And oh man those are two words that I shouldn't have written on one line like that.

6. Be honest: what are you snacking on?

Coffee. I'm not much of a snacker, really. But I love coffee.

Promo time! Flog your wares. Any exciting new releases? How can readers find out more about you and your work?

My three short stories are available through Torquere Press ( http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?manufacturers_id=201&main_page=index ). Two of them are on Amazon ( http://www.amazon.com/Morgan-Ferdinand/e/B002QW1PBI/ref=sr_tc_2_0 ) . Fanfiction and other miscellaneous writing can be found on LiveJournal at http://ninefics.livejournal.com.

Moist? Now there's a word I've heard before! In my post Let's Get MOIST from last August, I talked about a linguistics study that concluded the word MOIST is the most hated word in the English language. You're not alone!
Cheers,
Giselle

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

AnthologyBuilder: This is Really Cool

Have you heard of AnthologyBuilder?

It's the kind of site you could end up spending half the night browsing for images and stories. I speak from experience. What's it all about? AnthologyBuilder allows you to build your own anthology (haha...just like the title says! clever.) choosing from hundreds of stories from all sorts of publications, from Romance to Sci Fi (sorry, no erotica *tear*). These are all published works, so you know you're getting quality.

Here's how it works:
  • You visit the website at AnthologyBuilder.com
  • Choose cover art for your book (like the image I've posted with this blog entry)
  • Select stories to fill your book
  • Order your book (I hate to sound like Vince for ShamWow, but it's only $14.95 and that ain't bad considering you get to put together a collection of all stories you want to read!)
Anyway, the reason I tell you all this is that my lesbian romance story Beginning Badly is available for inclusion in your AnthologyBuilder anthology! Whenever readers include my work in their anthos, I'm paid royalties for it, so I'm very excited to be involved with this site.

Hope you'll consider creating an AnthologyBuilder anthology of your own!

Cheers!
All my love,
Giselle Renarde

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

We're Having a Kissing Contest!

"Romance in the Backseat" is having a kissing contest!

Here's how it goes. 4 excerpts from 4 different authors. You choose your favourite. Easy, right?

Now, I won't tell you which one to vote for...but remember I wrote a book called ONDINE...and sales of ONDINE could put my finances back in the BLACK...

Oh, and (here's the part where I kiss ass) I like what you've done with your hair. That outfit looks great. Have I told you lately that I love you?

LOL. Okay, enough. But I always appreciate your votes, my lovelies. Click here for the kissing contest!

Thanks!
Giselle Renarde
Canada just got hotter!
http://www.freewebs.com/gisellerenarde

http://twitter.com/GiselleRenarde

Monday, February 15, 2010

Quick Six Interview with I.D. Locke

1. Hey there! Thanks for joining me at Donuts & Desires. First off, would you be so kind as to tell us what type of stories you write?

IDL: I write m/m erotica. The genre goes from contemporary to sci-fi/fantasy to future fic. It just depends on what cast of characters I'm playing with at any given time.

2. What are you reading right now?

IDL: Mostly fanfic and a few for-free online stories.

3. I hear music in the background…what's playing?

IDL: Digging Our Own Graves by Painbastard is just starting. What The fuck Is Wrong With You? by Combichrist was playing when I first started typing these responses. I listen to digitalgunfire.com at work and they play EBM (electronic body music) which is my music style of choice.

4. Do you have a favourite naughty word?

IDL: Probably fuck.

5. Is there a word or phrase that absolutely makes you cringe?

IDL:I really dislike the word cunt and almost never use it.

6. Be honest: What are you snacking on?

IDL: I just finished some kettle-cooked jalapeño chips as a bowl of Mini Wheats just doesn't go far enough in the morning.

Any new releases? Anything to shout about?

I don't have any new releases (say in the last two weeks or so) although my latest one to come out a month or so ago was Slave To The blood (a novelette). I still have Blind Desire (a novel) and Flying Lead Change (a short story in the Creatures of Legend Taste Test) as well. Of those, Slave To The Blood is set in a future time with created species of mine, Blind Desire is set in a slightly AU present day Earth and Flying Lead Change is set in the past during King Aurthur's time.

--
Iron Dog
Rants, raves and my works of fanfiction can be found on my Livejournal: http://2metaldog.livejournal.com/profile
Original fiction on my author Livejournal: http://id-locke.livejournal.com/profile

ID Locke original fiction for purchase at Torquere Press: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?manufacturers_id=263&main_page=index

Thanks for the interview! I almost forgot today was Monday (and hence interview-posting day here at D&D) since it is in fact a holiday here in Ontario. Three years ago, the government implemented something called "Family Day." At first I was kind of like WTF? about it, but I've changed my tune this year. I've decided it's a perfect opportunity to be thankful that we Canadians can marry anybody we love regardless of gender, and raise families or adopt children if we so choose. It's good to be Canadian.
Anyway, that's my excuse for posting at the 11th hour.
Thanks again,
Giselle

Sweet's Big Juicy Slab of Meat


The meal Sweet prepared for me looked so beautiful I made her take a picture. Here it is! If you're looking for the "big juicy slab of meat," it's hidden under the mushrooms. (There are so many jokes I could make about my trans girlfriend hiding a big juicy slab of meat...but I won't go there.) Anyway, her steak was the best I've ever tasted. (What's so funny about that?) Oh, I'm being bad today. Sweet? Honey? I need a spanking!

Until next year,
Happy Valentine's Day!
Giselle Renarde

All in a Valentine Day's Work by Giselle Renarde

I'm here to fix your plumbing.... Lexi the Sexi building superintendent (okay, assistant super) thinks she's taking Valentine's Day by storm. She doesn't do 'romance' or 'relationships.' Casual sex with attractive tenants is more her style. After an exhausting porn-watching session with a cute guy in the building, the beautiful Mrs. Suraj won't release her until those rusty pipes are fixed. The sexy super comes home to a pussycat pair of college friends desperate for someone to help them out with their Valentine's Day gift to each other: homemade porn! For Lexi, gettin' it on is all in a Valentine Day's work!

A 'Be My Naughty Valentine' themed story
Genre: erotic bisexual Valentine themed story
Warnings: contains both m/f, f/f and menage/voyeurism

Buy Now! http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-allinavalentinedayswork-412350-144.html

Sunday, February 14, 2010

What Converted this Valentine’s Day Resistor?

I used to be as strong a V-Day resistor as I was a radical feminist. I thought it was a cruel pseudo-holiday (no, no, no…I didn’t say “cool super-holiday”) created by Corporate America to make lovers into consumers. Think of all the stuff we’re supposed to buy our girlfriends on V-Day: a dozen roses to go with two dozen chocolates, an expensive meal in a fancy restaurant, and a tiny slip of lingerie she's supposed to squeeze herself into after eating all this! Over and above the big items, we're supposed to buy a piece of cardboard claiming the capacity to speak our feelings for us.

It all seemed so false to me. In many regards it still does. I don’t think it’s right for the social Powers That Be to dictate what we must buy for our partners and when. I also think it’s pretty ridiculous that we condone the pouty behaviour of those who get suicidal over lack of a date or not getting a nice enough gift. I guess I have the same anti-commercial complaints a lot of people have about Christmas. There’s too much pressure on people to produce spectacular gifts. In a sense, Valentine’s Day is a lover’s Christmas.

Now that I’m part way through this blog entry, I’m asking myself if my title is a lie. Am I truly a convert or am I just putting on a show because I happen to have a Valentine’s e-book on the market? (Ooh…did Giselle really say that?) Yes she did. And why? Because if you scrap the commercial aspect of the holiday, I really do like everything V-Day stands for.

Sex. Love. Romance. Communication. Trust. Relationships.

These are topics I write about every day. You know I love sex, love my girlfriend, and love love itself. My Sweet and I have a good thing going. We celebrate our relationship every day, even when we’re at each other’s throats (and I don’t mean erotic asphyxiation—we’re not into that sort of thing). We tend to have aligned views on most matters.

All the same, I cringed when I asked her views on Valentine’s Day. I was completely prepared for her to say, “You’d better have something spectacular planned.” She didn’t—thank god! I can’t afford enough gifts to express in material objects how very special she is to me. Luckily, I have other ways of communicating how much I cherish her. I have my words, and my art, and my body. How could any object made out there in world of factories express my love better than I can express it myself?

Now to answer to my initial question. What converted this Valentine’s Day resistor? Is it corny to say the love of a good woman? I’ve realized that V-Day can be taken as a wonderful opportunity for partners to express their mutual, ongoing love. It can be a day to connect or reconnect. It’s an opportunity to show and tell a partner the great impact they’ve had on our lives.

With or without a partner, Valentine’s Day is also an opportunity to meditate on love itself. There are infinite sources of love in this world. Love doesn’t come solely from romantic partners. We must love ourselves before we can truly love anybody else or accept love from them. Remember, the longest of long-term relationships is the one we have with ourselves.

So, above all else, show yourself some love this Valentine’s Day.

Happy Valentine's Day!
Giselle Renarde

All in a Valentine Day's Work by Giselle Renarde

I'm here to fix your plumbing.... Lexi the Sexi building superintendent (okay, assistant super) thinks she's taking Valentine's Day by storm. She doesn't do 'romance' or 'relationships.' Casual sex with attractive tenants is more her style. After an exhausting porn-watching session with a cute guy in the building, the beautiful Mrs. Suraj won't release her until those rusty pipes are fixed. The sexy super comes home to a pussycat pair of college friends desperate for someone to help them out with their Valentine's Day gift to each other: homemade porn! For Lexi, gettin' it on is all in a Valentine Day's work!

A 'Be My Naughty Valentine' themed story
Genre: erotic bisexual Valentine themed story
Warnings: contains both m/f, f/f and menage/voyeurism

Buy Now! http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-allinavalentinedayswork-412350-144.html

Reading is Sexy on Valentine's Day

Read a sexy scene from your favorite novel to each other. Just a paragraph or two can pave the way to some smoking hot sex, especially if you decide to role play as your favorite characters. Important tip: no giggling over the dirty words, and no substituting the word “rooster” for the more common four-letter description.

Have a great and romantic Valentine’s Day!

Kiernan Kelly


In Their Own Skins II: The Mark of Cain

http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2306

Blurb:

Almost twenty years have passed since Cain, the formidable T-Rex shifter, and his Ultimate Predators attacked the Shifting Sands Ranch. Jax, Dakota, and the rest of the Pack have matured and prospered. A new generation of shifters have come into their own at the Ranch, not least of which are twins Tai and Mal, who give their uncles no end of sass, just like teenagers should. Life is good, but the peace they’ve enjoyed is about to be splintered.

Cain left behind more than just his mark on the lives of the folks at the Shifting Sands Ranch, and his twin legacies are vengeful, lethal, hungry, and headed for the Ranch, intent on finishing what Cain began.

What happens when the next generation of shifters collide just like their parents' did? Who will survive? Who will come out on top?

Find out in this exciting sequel to In Their Own Skins: Shifting Sands.


Kiernan Kelly lives in the wilds of the alligator-infested U.S. Southeast, slathered in SPF 45, drinking colorful tropical, hi-octane concoctions served by thong-clad cabana boys.

All right, the truth is that she spends her time locked in the dark recesses of her office, writing gay romance while chained to a temperamental Macintosh, drinking coffee, and dreaming of thong-clad cabana boys.

Sigh.

Links:

www.KiernanKelly.com

http://www.facebook.com/kiernan.kelly

Saturday, February 13, 2010

My Romantic Plans for a Valentine's Day On the Cheap

Sweet and I are going the inexpensive route to make each other feel special this year. She's always wanted a manicure and pedicure, so I'm hauling the footbath out of the cupboard. I'll give her a nice little foot massage (I love her adorable little toes!) before giving her the new bottles of nail polish I picked up. I'll treat her like a queen, doing her nails, and while they dry we'll watch any movie she wants (and that includes episodes of Stargate SG-1 on DVD-which, honestly, is probably what we'll end up with LOL).

When her nails are set, shimmery and hard, I'm going to let her (get ready for this one!) pick out an outfit for me to wear and (gasp!) do my makeup! I don't wear makeup or fancy clothes, but I know she likes to see me femme it up once in a while with a little lipstick and a skirt. Anything for love!

Sweet's the cook, so she's making us dinner. I like the idea of sitting down to a beautifully set table (as they always are with Sweet's appreciation of the sublime) and knowing when she looks across it she'll see me at my best. If her heart melts as mine does every time I look at her, the day will be divine and the night will be wicked!

Happy Valentine's Day!
Giselle Renarde

All in a Valentine Day's Work by Giselle Renarde

I'm here to fix your plumbing.... Lexi the Sexi building superintendent (okay, assistant super) thinks she's taking Valentine's Day by storm. She doesn't do 'romance' or 'relationships.' Casual sex with attractive tenants is more her style. After an exhausting porn-watching session with a cute guy in the building, the beautiful Mrs. Suraj won't release her until those rusty pipes are fixed. The sexy super comes home to a pussycat pair of college friends desperate for someone to help them out with their Valentine's Day gift to each other: homemade porn! For Lexi, gettin' it on is all in a Valentine Day's work!

A 'Be My Naughty Valentine' themed story
Genre: erotic bisexual Valentine themed story
Warnings: contains both m/f, f/f and menage/voyeurism

Buy Now! http://shadowfirestore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13_17&products_id=89

What not to Watch on Valentine's Day

Watch a romantic movie together. Note: Neither “Spaceballs” nor “Scary Movie” constitute a “romantic comedy.” Nor do any movies with exploding cars, crashing planes, serial killers, or the words “Live Long and Prosper.” Don’t let anyone tell you differently.

Have a great and romantic Valentine’s Day!

Kiernan Kelly


In Their Own Skins II: The Mark of Cain

http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2306

Blurb:

Almost twenty years have passed since Cain, the formidable T-Rex shifter, and his Ultimate Predators attacked the Shifting Sands Ranch. Jax, Dakota, and the rest of the Pack have matured and prospered. A new generation of shifters have come into their own at the Ranch, not least of which are twins Tai and Mal, who give their uncles no end of sass, just like teenagers should. Life is good, but the peace they’ve enjoyed is about to be splintered.

Cain left behind more than just his mark on the lives of the folks at the Shifting Sands Ranch, and his twin legacies are vengeful, lethal, hungry, and headed for the Ranch, intent on finishing what Cain began.

What happens when the next generation of shifters collide just like their parents' did? Who will survive? Who will come out on top?

Find out in this exciting sequel to In Their Own Skins: Shifting Sands.


Kiernan Kelly lives in the wilds of the alligator-infested U.S. Southeast, slathered in SPF 45, drinking colorful tropical, hi-octane concoctions served by thong-clad cabana boys.

All right, the truth is that she spends her time locked in the dark recesses of her office, writing gay romance while chained to a temperamental Macintosh, drinking coffee, and dreaming of thong-clad cabana boys.

Sigh.

Links:

www.KiernanKelly.com

http://www.facebook.com/kiernan.kelly

Friday, February 12, 2010

An Erotic Valentine's Day Bible Reading (Seriously!)

As you may recall, last year for Valentine's Day I created an original animation and a Charles Spearin-inspired piece of music to go along with it. It was called i knew and expressed the emotions I felt the first time my lovely girlfriend Sweet walked through my door.

This year, I've created something equally heartfelt (though, admittedly, much less labour-intensive) for Sweet. It's a reading. It's a BIBLE reading. Seriously. And I hope like hell it's the most erotic bible reading you'll ever encounter. What you're hearing is Chapter 4 from Song of Solomon. If you listen carefully, you'll note my emotion gets the better of me and I'm choked by tears of love.

Please...enjoy...



Love and Hugs,
gigi

This V-Day advice is brought to you by:

All in a Valentine Day's Work by Giselle Renarde

I'm here to fix your plumbing.... Lexi the Sexi building superintendent (okay, assistant super) thinks she's taking Valentine's Day by storm. She doesn't do 'romance' or 'relationships.' Casual sex with attractive tenants is more her style. After an exhausting porn-watching session with a cute guy in the building, the beautiful Mrs. Suraj won't release her until those rusty pipes are fixed. The sexy super comes home to a pussycat pair of college friends desperate for someone to help them out with their Valentine's Day gift to each other: homemade porn! For Lexi, gettin' it on is all in a Valentine Day's work!

A 'Be My Naughty Valentine' themed story
Genre: erotic bisexual Valentine themed story
Warnings: contains both m/f, f/f and menage/voyeurism

Buy Now! http://shadowfirestore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13_17&products_id=89

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Food Fun for Valentine's Day

Food can add spice to sex. Go for the sweet stuff -- chocolate, honey, etc. Forget about the calories -- just drizzle and enjoy. Be creative; edible fingerpaints are a great way to add an artful element to your play. Note: I would avoid filling any body cavities with chili peppers. Most folks do not find internal combustion conducive to a romantic evening -- unless you’re into that sort of thing, in which case, go for it.

Have a great and romantic Valentine’s Day!

Kiernan Kelly


In Their Own Skins II: The Mark of Cain

http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2306

Blurb:

Almost twenty years have passed since Cain, the formidable T-Rex shifter, and his Ultimate Predators attacked the Shifting Sands Ranch. Jax, Dakota, and the rest of the Pack have matured and prospered. A new generation of shifters have come into their own at the Ranch, not least of which are twins Tai and Mal, who give their uncles no end of sass, just like teenagers should. Life is good, but the peace they’ve enjoyed is about to be splintered.

Cain left behind more than just his mark on the lives of the folks at the Shifting Sands Ranch, and his twin legacies are vengeful, lethal, hungry, and headed for the Ranch, intent on finishing what Cain began.

What happens when the next generation of shifters collide just like their parents' did? Who will survive? Who will come out on top?

Find out in this exciting sequel to In Their Own Skins: Shifting Sands.


Kiernan Kelly lives in the wilds of the alligator-infested U.S. Southeast, slathered in SPF 45, drinking colorful tropical, hi-octane concoctions served by thong-clad cabana boys.

All right, the truth is that she spends her time locked in the dark recesses of her office, writing gay romance while chained to a temperamental Macintosh, drinking coffee, and dreaming of thong-clad cabana boys.

Sigh.

Links:

www.KiernanKelly.com

http://www.facebook.com/kiernan.kelly

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Getting that Spark Back for Valentine's Day

Brand new relationships have that magical spark where you just can’t get enough of each other. You’re going along great and before you know it, years have passed. Marriage, careers and maybe even kids have entered your lives. Somewhere along the way you lost that spark.

Perhaps you didn’t though. Perhaps it’s just been placed on the backburner to sizzle while other things were placed on the front. Think about it. When you start a relationship everything else is placed on to the side or even put on hold while you explore your feelings.

So how do you get that back? Can you even get it back?

I’m no relationship expert, but I think it depends on how much both parties want to get it back. If you’re both willing, why not try? Here’s an interesting idea. Have an affair with each other. Think about what people do when they cheat and then try it with your spouse.

What does that mean? Sneak around, leave each other notes, text or emails, or meet for lunch at a new place. Maybe an out of the way place like you would if you really were having an affair. And don’t show up in your ragged sweat pants. Your spouse can see that at home. Plus, you wouldn’t dress that way if you were having an affair. You’d go all out, put your best foot forward. During this “affair time”, don’t talk about the bills or the kids. Would you do that with your secret lover? No. You’d want to be interesting, focusing on each other.

Even if it doesn’t put the spark back, it sure sounds fun to try.

Jasmine Black

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Marital Affair

Blurb:

Lucas Sinclair is determined to give his wife Colleen her heart’s desire. Problem is, Colleen yearns for a child and they haven’t been able to conceive. With persistent pressure from their doctor, they agree to see a sex therapist who tells them to have fun and live out their fantasies. Colleen confesses to having one fantasy, but can she let go of her pain long enough to act it out?

Buy link http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/8245

Blog:
Jasmine Black blog

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Mood Lighting for Valentine's Day

For excellent, romantic, Valentine’s Day sex, lighting is essential.

1. Under thirty -- the more light, the better.

2. Over thirty -- go for mood lighting -- indirect and soft.

3. Over seventy – It doesn’t matter. Be grateful you can still find the switch.

Have a great and romantic Valentine’s Day!

Kiernan Kelly


In Their Own Skins II: The Mark of Cain

http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2306

Blurb:

Almost twenty years have passed since Cain, the formidable T-Rex shifter, and his Ultimate Predators attacked the Shifting Sands Ranch. Jax, Dakota, and the rest of the Pack have matured and prospered. A new generation of shifters have come into their own at the Ranch, not least of which are twins Tai and Mal, who give their uncles no end of sass, just like teenagers should. Life is good, but the peace they’ve enjoyed is about to be splintered.

Cain left behind more than just his mark on the lives of the folks at the Shifting Sands Ranch, and his twin legacies are vengeful, lethal, hungry, and headed for the Ranch, intent on finishing what Cain began.

What happens when the next generation of shifters collide just like their parents' did? Who will survive? Who will come out on top?

Find out in this exciting sequel to In Their Own Skins: Shifting Sands.


Kiernan Kelly lives in the wilds of the alligator-infested U.S. Southeast, slathered in SPF 45, drinking colorful tropical, hi-octane concoctions served by thong-clad cabana boys.

All right, the truth is that she spends her time locked in the dark recesses of her office, writing gay romance while chained to a temperamental Macintosh, drinking coffee, and dreaming of thong-clad cabana boys.

Sigh.

Links:

www.KiernanKelly.com

http://www.facebook.com/kiernan.kelly

Monday, February 8, 2010

Quick Six Interview with PD Singer

1. Hi there! Welcome to Donuts & Desires. Would you be so kind as to tell us what type of stories you write?

PDS: My stories are mostly m/m contemporary - romance isn’t quite right, romance/adventure? Adventure /romance? The guys do get down for some lovin’ but the action is as important as the relationship. My “Mountain” stories are set in the Colorado high country and the characters work in a national forest as rangers or at a ski resort. I did sneak an m/m pirate story in there -- Arrr!

2. What are you reading right now?

PDS: I always have one fiction and one non-fiction book going at the same time; I’m in the middle of AK Miles’ “Taking it Easy,” which is m/m with truckers, and “Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds” by Charles Mackay. My tastes are eclectic.

3. I hear music in the background…what's playing?

PDS: The Old Blind Dogs - they are a Scottish/Celtic trad group, with a lot of other ethnic influences. The lead singer, Jim Malcolm (he’s since left the band, darn it) could read the phone book and I’d listen to every syllable.

4. Do you have a favourite naughty word?

PDS: The short, honest body part words: cock, balls, ass. Fuck is great, too, but only if it’s used in a positive sexual way.

5. Is there a word or phrase that absolutely makes you cringe?

PDS: “Fuck” when used in a negative way -- I hate that a joyful human interaction word can be used for doing someone wrong. Most of the more flowery descriptions of sex organs are cringe-worthy, or just make me laugh. Either way, it breaks the mood.

6. Be honest: What are you snacking on?

PDS: Chocolate covered pomegranate seeds. I get a bag at Costco now and then for a special treat. Want some?

7. How can readers find out more about you and your work?

PDS: All of my published stories are through Torquere Press, so see this handy link for a complete list. http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?manufacturers_id=275&main_page=index. My novel “Snow on the Mountain” came out very close to my Christmas short “Mistletoe on the Mountain;” both are continuations of Jake and Kurt’s story, begun in “Fire on the Mountain.” They stand alone, but you want to read them all. *wink*

To sum up “Fire” -- Forest rangers put out fires, not start them. How can Jake focus on patrolling the wilderness when his hot partner, Kurt, keeps throwing fuel on his libido?

They don’t have it any easier in “Snow” -- A winter spent working at a ski resort should be fun for Jake and Kurt, but there’s danger everywhere on the mountain. Good thing they have each other-- or do they?

“Fire on the Mountain” is also available at your favorite ebook sites such as AllRomanceEbooks and Fictionwise.

Free reads, news, and reviews are all on my website, http://pdsinger.wordpress.com/ , so swing by and get a little taste of the hot men in the high mountains!

I absolutely will check out your men. I wish I were on a mountain right now! Urban life is driving me a little nuts. Okay, more than a little. If I have to listen to any more hammering from the apartment downstairs, I am going to throw myself out the window. I think they're renovating the kitchen or something...I don't know...it's just loud and making it impossible to write. Argh.

Anyway, enough about me. Chocolate covered pomegranate seeds? Seriously? That sounds lovely but strange...like so many of us...

Okay, I'm starting to sound a little crazy. I'm going to stop now. Thanks for the interview!
Cheers,
Giselle

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sweet's Simple Secret to Eating Pussy

Finally, after years of trying, I've been successful in prying out Sweet's secret to eating pussy. It was very much lodged in a certain orifice (okay, her mouth) and it took some doing, but I got it out.

Sorry if this is TMI, but my girl eats pussy like you would not believe. She has skills. She has talent. If pussy eating were an Olympic sport, she'd bring me home the gold! I have never come so hard in my life as I have with her face between my legs.

In the past, every time I've asked her, "How are you doing that?" she's just giggled and said, "I don't know." This time I told her about our Valentine extravaganza here at Donuts & Desires and I said, "My readers would really love to hear your secret to great oral sex."

She gave in, all for you! Her advice is simple and general, but IT WORKS!!! Here's what she had to say about giving head:

its never about specific actions .. its about being aware of reactions and building on things that are working in the moment .. each time one makes love, feelings, attitude, pressures and general outlooks will make different actions more stimulating so to say do A or B or C is not the way to go .. explore.. work gently and build on what you feel in reaction from your partner during that particular time

take your time .. go slowly and feel how they react .. when you feel a reaction then remember the spot and use it .. be gentle .. take it slowly and remember you dont have to start with the pussy .. work up to it so they build the anticipation .. then wanting it they will accept a touch and mentally amplify it for you .. and when you hit THE spot its ever more
Thank you my Sweetheart!
Love and Hugs,
gigi

This V-Day advice is brought to you by:

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I'm here to fix your plumbing.... Lexi the Sexi building superintendent (okay, assistant super) thinks she's taking Valentine's Day by storm. She doesn't do 'romance' or 'relationships.' Casual sex with attractive tenants is more her style. After an exhausting porn-watching session with a cute guy in the building, the beautiful Mrs. Suraj won't release her until those rusty pipes are fixed. The sexy super comes home to a pussycat pair of college friends desperate for someone to help them out with their Valentine's Day gift to each other: homemade porn! For Lexi, gettin' it on is all in a Valentine Day's work!

A 'Be My Naughty Valentine' themed story
Genre: erotic bisexual Valentine themed story
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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Please, Ma'am Book Giveaway!

It's been way too long since I've held a contest, hasn't it?

How about this for a prize? A print copy of the upcoming anthology Please, Ma'am: Erotic Stories of Male Submission autographed by everybody's favourite editor, Rachel Kramer Bussel!

Please Ma'am contains my story "Dressing for Dinner" and many other erotic stories by some of your favourite authors.
Table of contents:

Introduction

I Live to Serve Teresa Noelle Roberts
It’s Not Me It’s You Charlotte Stein
A Charmed Life by Isabelle Gray
A Maze, and Grace Elizabeth Coldwell
Inside the Pride Remittance Girl
Modern Major General Craig J. Sorensen
Mr. February Madeline Elayne
Frozen A.D.R. Forte
Thrift Store Whore Sommer Marsden
Porch Swing Dominic Santi
Paypig Michael Hemmingson
The Crack of the Bat Heidi Champa
Dressing for Dinner Giselle Renarde
Living Rough Ariel Graham
Pick a Color by D.L. King
Houseboy Rachel Kramer Bussel
The Unhappy Table Lee Ash
I’ll Do It. For Her. Graydancer


Okay, so there is a catch. Well, a few catches. In order to be eligible for this prize:
  • You MUST be over 18 years of age.
  • You MUST have a United States postal address. (I know, I know...I don't qualify to win my own contest. It sucks, but there it is.)
  • You MUST post a review of the anthology on Amazon.com (which means you need to be able to post on the site...which means you need to have purchased something from Amazon.com in the past. I know, it's complicated. And, again, I don't qualify to win my own contest)
  • You MUST be willing to let me give your mailing address to Rachel Kramer Bussel so she can mail the book to you. (Don't worry--she's not a stalker)
  • Please don't enter this contest if you are offended by erotica or if you don't like stories about BDSM or male submission.
To enter, copy and paste this statement into an email:

"I am over 18 years of age with a United States postal address. If I win the Please Ma'am Book Giveaway, I agree to post a review of the anthology on Amazon.com."

Put "Please Ma'am Book Giveaway" in the subject line.

Send the email to GISELLERENARDE (AT) YAHOO (DOT) COM (replacing the AT with an @ and the DOT with a .)

Get it to me by Valentine's Day, Feb 14, 2010. I'll draw two winners at midnight.

One might be you!
Good Luck!
Giselle Renarde
Canada just got hotter!

An Invitation to Get Down!

As we meander through winter in search of Valentine's Day heat, some of our favourite authors are on tap with advice about sex, relationships, love...all that good stuff. The first tip comes from the one and only Barrie Abalard!

A lot of men like to be asked to have sex by their wives or lovers. If it's your style to be the pursuer, create or purchase an inexpensive card (blank inside) to invite him to get down with you on V-day. Make the invitation as explicit (or not) as you want. Then, follow through with something extra he might enjoy--a new piece of lingerie to model (and have ripped off), a new sex toy, or maybe simply a suggestion that you restrain him gently in order to give him what an awful lot of men crave--head. Your only limits to making this night one to remember are your imagination and your pocketbook. Have fun!
-- Barrie Abalard

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Blurb:
Getting spanked, or not getting spanked--which is worse? Barrie Abalard poses this question in her sexy new ten-story collection, "Just Spank It." Each of the five pairs of romantic spanking short stories has either a common theme or recurring characters: The continuing saga of a Boston blueblood and her working class husband, otherwise known as the Charles and Anne stories. (You won't believe how much Charles spanks his disobedient wife.); Bratty women on the road (who get what they deserve, of course); A very special limousine service (just for spankers); Scorching introductions to spanking for two unlucky (or is it lucky?) women; and, finally, getting spanked, or not getting spanked--which is worse? When you curl up with "Just Spank It: A Short Story Collection," make sure you have a cool drink handy, because you're going to be hot by the time you finish one of these stories!

Buy link: http://www.amazon.com/Just-Spank-It-ebook/dp/B002NPBSS8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1264441436&sr=1-1

Barrie Abalard has been writing and selling spanking stories since 1995, some drawn from personal experience, some total flights of fancy. She's had three careers and many, many different kinds of jobs over the years, though she has lived mostly in the Boston area, Delaware, and New Jersey. After Boston, her first geographic love, living in New Jersey required a period of adjustment. However, doing so has been an entertaining ride. She writes as Belle on the premier spanking romances web site, www.disciplineanddesire.com. Watch for her updated web site--the current one is www.barrieabalard.com.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Quick Six Interview with Kathryn Scannell

1. Hi Kathryn! Would you be so kind as to tell us what type of stories you write?

KS: So far I've published M/M and M/M/F erotica, mostly in an urban fantasy setting. I've also just done a short M/M historical set in 1904 Ireland. I'm also working on an urban fantasy thriller, with very little in the way of romance.

2. What are you reading right now?

KS: Regenesis by C. J. Cherryh.


3. I hear music in the background…what's playing?

KS: My tastes are pretty eclectic. Lately I've been listening to a lot of Irish folk - the Clancy Brothers, The Wolfe Tones, etc. - to get me in the right frame of mind for the historical I just finished. Gordon Lightfoot and Al Stewart are standbys too.

4. Do you have a favourite naughty word?

KS: Balls.

5. Is there a word or phrase that absolutely makes you cringe?

KS: Business double speak - Center of Excellence, realigning to meet market conditions, that sort of thing.

6. Be honest: What are you snacking on?

KS: Coke and chocolate chip cookies.

Promo time! Flog your wares. Any exciting new releases? How can readers find out more about you and your work?

The very latest short is "Private Performance", available from Torquere Press here: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2385
It's part of their Christmas story line, set in Dublin, Ireland in 1904.

I'm also quite proud of "Leap of Faith", which came out in September as part of Torquere's annual charity line. You can buy it here: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&manufacturers_id=272&products_id=2203
Proceeds benefit the Matthew Shepherd Foundation.

I've also got a M/M fantasy novel, Embracing the Dragon, currently releasing on Torquere's serial site: http://www.aturnofthescrew.com

You can find updates on my latest releases at my blog: http://kathryn-scannell.dreamwidth.org

Sounds great, Kathryn. Nice to see a Great Canadian Songster on your song list!
Thanks so much for the interview!
Cheers,
Giselle Renarde