Thursday, June 30, 2011

Promo Op for Authors and Publishers @ Dawn's Reading Nook

This one came across my desk, so I thought I'd pass it along. We all love free promo, right? (Thanks Dawn!)

Permission to forward granted

Authors-I am taking dates from July-December for guest author days at my blog, Dawn's Reading Nook. Want a date (or two) then email me at dawn_roberto@ yahoo(dot) com with "Guest Author Day" in subject line. I would love to have you there and all genres are welcome.


Publishers: Want to let readers know on new releases-email me at the above for information on how to have a guest blog day per week or per month to showcase all your new releases.


Dawn Roberto

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Call for Submissions: Chicken Soup for...well, a lot of things

Here's an odd one for Donuts & Desires: Chicken Soup for the Soul! I'm usually all about erotica, but this is definitely not that. Are you feeling all encouraging and inspirational and stuff? Got a heartwarming story from real life you want to share? Well, here's your chance! Perusing their site, it looks like they pay $200/ story plus contributors' copies and they want a max length of 1200 words, so super-short.

Here's a list of future topics they're looking at. Note, Christmas Stories and Here Comes the Bride are due TODAY, June 30th, 2011! (Sorry for the short notice...eep!)

We’re Looking for Stories!

We have many Chicken Soup for the Soul® books in development and are adding new titles all of the time. We are always looking for new stories and poems and hope you have some for us to consider. Take a look at the list of our future book topics to see if you have a story or poem on a subject we are looking for and then please submit it to us.

If you have a great story or poem you want to submit but we are not collecting for that topic at this time, please save it and check back with us soon. Our list of Possible Books Topics is added to frequently and hopefully, in the near future, we will add a topic that will be a perfect fit for your story or poem.

We prefer that you submit your stories only once, but if you believe your story fits in more than one book topic, please indicate which other topics you have submitted it for in the Comments line on the submission form. You can submit your story by going to the link at the bottom of the page. Thanks!

Here Are Our Future Topics:

Boost Your Brain Power!

Who doesn't want to be smarter, think faster, have a better memory? Many people would like to enhance their brainpower and are looking for help to do just that. We're seeking stories about people who have improved their ability to think and use their brain in some way and as a result, improved their life. Your stories will provide the inspiration and motivation to those looking to get more from their grey matters. The deadline date for story submissions is August 7, 2011.

Christmas Stories
We are collecting stories for our newest Christmas book. Everyone has special memories and stories to tell about the Christmas season - from inspirational and joyous, to heartwarming and humorous. We want to hear about your special Christmas memories and traditions. Please note: if you have submitted stories to our Christmas books in the past, we have your stories in our database. Please make sure that the stories you are submitting to this book are NEW stories that our editors have not read before. The deadline date for story submissions is June 30, 2011.

Family Caregiver
Do you have a family member who requires constant care? Well, you are not alone. The stories in this book will be written by people caring for a family member who requires their assistance due to a variety of reasons - old age, Alzheimer's, chronic illness, long-term or permanent physical or mental disabilities. Are you part of the "sandwich" generation - caring for an elderly relative while also raising your children? Or are you the person receiving the care from a family member? We want to hear from you too. These stories will inspire and support family members who are making sacrifices to make sure their loved ones are well cared for, whether in their own homes or elsewhere. The deadline date for story submissions is July 30, 2011.

Here Comes the Bride
You are engaged! How lucky you are to have found that one person you want to share the rest of your life with. We are looking for stories about this very special experience in your life. From the proposal, to the planning, to actual wedding day events – both touching and hilarious - these stories will capture your heart and your emotions. Stories from the groom or the proud parents would be great too! Please share the memories that were created during this special time in your life. The deadline date for story submissions is June 30, 2011.

Home Sweet Home
Whether you rent your home or own your home, home is where your heart is. It is your safe place in the world. We are looking for stories about getting your first home, returning to your childhood home, do it yourself repair disasters and successes, downsizing, moving day or any heartwarming or funny stories associated with home. This book will make the perfect housewarming gift. The deadline date for story submissions is August 30, 2011.

Married Life!
In order to make a marriage last you need a sense of humor! Whether you are newly married or have been married for years and years, the stories in this book will make you laugh, capture your imagination, inspire you and touch your heart. We want to celebrate the commitment two people make when they say their vows. We are looking for stories that will focus on the humor necessary to maintain a successful relationship. Tell us about your marriage: what makes it work? How does laughter help? How did you try to change your mate? Did that work for you?! The deadline date for story submissions is July 31, 2011.

Say Goodbye to Back Pain!
Almost all of us experience back pain at some point in our lives. Many people suffer far more than they need to and are looking for help. We're seeking stories about people who have or have had back problems, found solutions to their pain, improved their mobility, learned to live with their problems, etc. Your stories will provide the inspiration and comfort to those who suffer from back pain. The deadline date for story submissions is July 31, 2011.

Say Goodbye to Stress!
Everyone feels stressed out at some point in their lives. Many people have trouble getting their stress under control and are looking for help. We're seeking stories about people who have felt or feel stressed out, found a way to resolve their stress, learned to rethink their stress, improved their lives by handling stress, etc. Your stories will provide the inspiration and comfort to those who are stressed out. The deadline date for story submissions is August 7, 2011.

Think Positive for Kids
Where do your children find the inner strength to stay positive in these challenging times? The world today is fast-paced and filled with choices, temptations and challenges. The values that children, ages 7 to 12, learn today will stay with them for the rest of their lives. We are looking for stories that show children how to make good choices... even when no one is looking, respect the needs and feelings of others and focus on hope. The stories will remind kids that each day holds something to be grateful for and show them that they are not alone in dealing with difficult issues. We hope that adults will take the time to read these stories with their children as together you share special times and expand communication. The deadline date for story submissions is December 31, 2011.

Tough Times for Teens
The teenage years are tough, and when bad things happen, the challenges can be overwhelming. We are looking for stories from teenagers and young adults for a new book about the tough times that some teens experience. This book will be a support and a companion for teenagers looking for comfort and inspiration while they overcome hardships of various kinds and show them that, as tough as things can get, they are not alone. The deadline date for story submissions is July 31, 2011.

Thank you!

Click Here to Submit Your Story

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

FREE lesbian e-book: Goose Girl by Giselle Renarde


Wow...here's a Tuesday morning surprise: My quirky lesbian fairy tale comedy Goose Girl is currently FREE at All Romance ebooks. Yes, that's right...zero dollars and zero cents... $0.00... FREE! This story is quite different from most of my other lesbian stories, which tend to be much more reality-based and share only a small proportion of the off-beat humour, but it does share a voice with my ebook Sweetheart Rolando.

So get your free copy of Goose Girl now, because I have no idea how long this pricing will go on for. Could just be today.

Go for it here: http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-goosegirl-550229-150.html

And have fun!

Link

Goose Girl

Series: Twisted Fairytales , Book 2
By: Giselle Renarde | Other books by Giselle Renarde
Published By: New Dawning Bookfair
Published: May 30, 2011
ISBN # 9781458051998
Word Count: 7,500
Heat Index

En route to meet her handsome prince, Princess Svana begs her butch waiting-maid Rosamunda for a quick cuddle in the great outdoors. Before Svana can say, "Identity Theft," the brute steals her royal apparel and marries her prince. The poor princess must take a job minding geese alongside an odd young man. Who will save her now?

Story Excerpt
When she was quite young, Princess Svana was betrothed to a fabulous prince whose father was a friend of the queens' from way back in the disco epoch. Even the tabloid reports confirmed prince Everitt was honorable, open-minded and handsome as a fairy's own child. Svana couldn't have been more delighted with the choice, or more excited about her future prospects. Despite her personal principles, the queens had taught her the overarching importance of good looks. A handsome husband meant everything.

On the occasion of her eighteenth birthday, it was time for Svana to take her leave of the caring queens and marry the good royal.

Unfortunately, prince Everitt lived at a great distance. In preparation of her departure, the aged queens packed for their daughter many costly trinkets, jewels, and cups made of gold and silver. In short, they sent with Svana everything which appertained to a royal dowry, for they loved their baby girl with all their hearts.

As you might expect, Svana was not particularly happy to leave behind her many friends, the beloved queens, her birth mom, her pets, and that green grocer who never forgot to import a few mangos from faraway lands. So, to appease their darling daughter, the queens sent along a maid-in-waiting, Rosamunda. The strong-as-an-ox servant was to ride with the princess and hand her over to the bridegroom, making very certain nobody messed with their baby girl along the way. And messing with Svana was a distinct temptation for all who beheld her, such was her incredible beauty. Apart from that one time with the green grocer, which didn't really count since it was underwater, she'd managed to keep herself relatively un-messed-with.

Adult Excerpt
After riding Falada, the speaking mare, for some distance, Svana began to feel a delicious sensation between her legs. The rhythmic bouncing pressure against her lower lips generated an undeniably pleasant heat at the apex of her thighs. This was by far her favorite part of riding, this beautiful wet burn. In time, she could no longer bear the suspended bliss of it and, bringing Falada to a halt in the center of a vast field, Svana surprised her waiting-maid with a request:

"Oh, my dearest Rosamunda, riding this way has my precious cavern flowing with love nectar. I feel I would die without immediate gratification. I beg you, dismount, and take a drink from my cup."

"You have got to be kidding me," Rosamunda replied, halting her ride as well. "First of all, precious cavern? Love nectar? Who the hell talks like that, Miss Priss? If you're horny, you can bloody well get yourself off. I don't choose to be your servant."

Svana was not surprised by her maid's harsh words. They had grown accustomed to one another's ways, even in this short time together. So, in her great thirst, the princess laid her head down against Falada’s great rump. After pulling her skirt tails up well over her waist, Svana tapped with one finger at her engorged lower lips. So sensitive were they from the riding that even the slightest pressure sent waves of pleasure throughout her body.

The wetness between her thighs was hardly a shock, for Svana's pussy was extremely responsive. She was every bit as likely to appreciate a codpiece askew as she was to behold the great tumbling cleavage of a peasant woman. Bodies delighted her eyes, and as she observed the puffy white clouds against the bright blue sky, she reflected upon such bawdy sights as those.

Rubbing her fingers against the juicy folds of her craving cunt, Svana panted and moaned. Her ample breasts jumped as she fingered herself, her stiff nipples popping out from under her corset. Her nipples were nearly as dark as the red of her bodice, though her flesh was nowhere near as gold as the precious thread woven through. Stroking the waters of her swollen pussy, the princess abandoned herself to the immensity of her personal pleasure.
Goose Girl by Giselle Renarde: http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-goosegirl-550229-150.html

Monday, June 27, 2011

UPDATE: Revised Call for Newbie Writers

Hello Monday (and people participating in Monday--I know it's always tempting to bail on this particular day of the week),

Remember how I posted a call for submissions from Sommer Marsden, in search of Newbie Writers? I think it was last week or so, but the days, they bleed together. Anyhoo, she's revised her call. Here's the updated version:


What I've decided regarding the newbie call...(and please pass this on if you passed on the original call for subs, thank you! :D )

I think I'm going to open this call to writers who have never been published or have had their first sale (paid or otherwise) within the last year. I've heard from several folks that intended to submit to me and since staring a story they have made their first sale (Mazel, by the way!). So, I sat and considered the length of time I considered myself a 'newbie'. And I can honestly say that I considered myself green for the first year. I was constantly asking questions, fucking up or having some kind person guide me in the right direction or help me fix an error or hone a skill. So, I'll pay that forward and be as fair as I can while still focusing on new writers.

New call will be for newbie writers either unpublished or freshly published within the last year (so let's say June 2010 is the cut-off. If you were published before that, then please wait for my next call). Beyond that, the call remains the same. Which is:

REVISED Call for Submissions

I want newbies, youngbloods, fresh meat, green around the gills

I am looking to put together another mini anthology. But this time, I want the writers that no one has had a taste of yet. Virgin blood. So you may submit to this anthology only IF YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN PUBLISHED OR FRESHLY PUBLISHED WITHIN THE LAST YEAR (please see note at the beginning of this post).

So what next?

Dirty stories from 2,500 and up (nothing over say 5K please) are eligible. Topics are open except the standard no-no's. Which I will spell out since you are new.

~~~~>No sex with the underaged (under 18), animals (shifters don't count), dead things or people (barring undead supernatural creatures). No scat. No snuff.

FORMAT: Word .doc or .rtf format if you must, double spaced, Times New Roman, 12 point, set at .5 indentation for first line of the paragraph only. PLEASE DO NOT USE HARD TABS.
*If you do not format correctly, I will skip reading your entry no matter how good it is. Why? Because I'm super busy and if you sub to a publication, you need to follow the rules. Capiche?

Here's the most important part: PLEASE POLISH YOUR WORK. Read it, put it away. Read it again and put it away. Then read it out loud to yourself. Seriously. Your ear will hear your errors. Do I expect it to be perfect? No, said the woman who once put "He stroked her cheese" instead of "He stroked her cheek." I do not. But I do expect you to make it as close to perfect as you can.

DEADLINE: August 31, 2011. Release date is up in the air. If that bothers you, don't sub. This (as of right now) will be an ebook put out by my little press December Ink.

THE FINE PRINT:

I'll be using 10 stories max. December Ink takes 25% of the cut, the remaining 75% is split evenly among the ten contributors and each will receive an ebook copy (print too if it ever goes to that). You could make a bunch of money. You could make hardly a thing. I ask for 3 months exclusivity and then you are free to go ahead and sell your work elsewhere.

Your work stays in the book as long as it's for sale, and that means you receive royalties as long as it's for sale.

Submissions should be sent to decemberink@gmail.com marked SUBMISSION: [YOUR TITLE] BY [YOUR AUTHOR NAME]
In your email please put:
Your name
Your pen name
Your mailing address
your contact email
A short bio

Good luck! Any questions can be sent to the same email addy. :)

And now I really and truly am going to bed. I was under the weather, then climbed back on top of it, and now it's winning again. Damn weather.

XOXO
Sommer

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday - Waxing is for Pussies

Well, well, well...another pleasant valley Six Sentence Sunday! Since my kinky lesbian threesome short "Waxing is for Pussies" was rereleased by loveyoudivine on Friday, I'm thinkin' I'll go with six sentences from that little gem. Get ready for poor Claire to start cursing up a storm in the midst of her very fist bikini wax:

I was strong like bull. I could handle anything...except waxing. “Jesus motherfucker Mary and Virgin fuck!” I howled as Soo Jin tore off the wax strip. With her pussy-wetted hand, she treated my burning red flesh to a series of committed smacks. Slap, slap, slap right against my inner thigh and mound. It felt strangely wonderful and it hurt like hell.

Friday, June 24, 2011

New Release: Waxing is for Pussies (Lesbian Threesome)


Today my lesbian threesome short "Waxing is for Pussies" is being re-released by the awesome loveyoudivine Alterotica, my home for queer and kinky books. This funny, fetishy story was originally published by Torquere Press. Now you can get it from lyd, All Romance ebooks, and many other retailers!

Waxing is for Pussies

By: Giselle Renarde | Other books by Giselle Renarde
Published By: loveyoudivine
Published: Jun 23, 2011
ISBN # 5057_1051
Word Count: 6,575
Heat Index

Claire is a butch dyke who doesn't go in for all the "girly" stuff. Her girlfriend Billie works at a salon, joyfully painting nails all day. When Billie takes up hot waxing, she asks Claire to be her test subject. She also asks her salon buddy Soo Jin to give her hand. How will Claire and Billie react when Soo Jin takes the request for help as an invitation to play?

Excerpt:
“Have you ever had a bikini wax?” Billie asked as she ate.

I laughed. “Do I look like someone who gets waxed?”

With a shrug, she said, “I don’t know. You got a pedicure once.”

“From you,” I added as she lifted a piece of sushi saturated in soy sauce to her mouth. “I just wanted to meet you. Every time I tried to say hi on the street, I chickened out. I get nervous talking to beautiful girls.”

Billie smiled as she chewed. “Want one?”

I waved away the sushi. “Nah, I already ate, but thanks.”

Shaking her pretty head, she leaned forward to kiss my cheek. I knew she’d have left a big red lipstick stain in her wake, but I left it for the moment. “Not sushi, sweety.” She cooed like a crafty little dove. “A bikini wax. Want one?”

Without meaning to, I laughed out loud. There were so many reasons to say no, I didn’t know where to begin. “What, you mean at the salon? Because I’m pretty sure your boss just banned me for life.”

“We could do it after hours,” she said with a sneaky grin. “I’m a key holder.”

What other excuses could I come up with? “I’ve heard it hurts like hell.”

“Oh, don’t give me that.” She spread some wasabi on her sushi and topped it with pickled ginger before setting it in a pool of soy sauce. “You have how many tattoos? I think you can handle a little hot wax.”

She sure wasn’t making it easy for me to resist the call of the wax. I tried to think up a better excuse than, “I’m a pussy and I can’t take the pain,” but it wasn’t happening.

“Besides,” she went on, “I think you’d taste great bare. My lips would like it.” When she winked at me, my jaw swung open. Hell, yeah! My lips would like it too! “And—who knows?—you might just enjoy the process.”

Rising from the footstool, she pulled down on the hem of the black cotton dress that served as her uniform. The one last piece of sushi, she left in front of me in its plastic box. I stared at it in displaced awe. After tiptoeing to the door, she turned around and said, “Come down after hours. We’ll have a good time.”

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Call for Submissions: "Getting Better" Banner Art

Any artists in the house? One of my publishers put this call out. GREAT cause:


Each year, Torquere Press authors donate stories for a Charity Sip Blitz that is published in September. 100% of author royalties are donated to a designated charity, and a matching donation is made by the publishers. This year, the Torquere authors are looking for an artist to donate a banner for the official Charity Sip Blitz page, and a companion graphic for participating authors to post on their blogs and journals.

The beneficiary of the 2011 Charity Sip Blitz is the It Gets Better Project. Artwork should have the year, 2011, the phrase "Getting Better," and the phrase "Charity Sip Blitz" clearly legible. Banner size should be 456 by 60, in .jpg format. We encourage designs that fit the general themes of the Torquere Press web site and catalog . The author participation graphic should be derived from the banner design and submitted in a 200 by 200 size, also in .jpg format. Please keep in mind that authors may choose to use the participation graphic as an icon, and thus may resize the graphic to 100 by 100. Clarity is important.

The artist whose work is selected will be asked to sign a one-year agreement donating exclusive use of the design, and certifying that the artist either owns the rights to all images used in the design, or that the images are copyright-free. The artist is encouraged to sign the banner as part of the design, and in addition, Torquere Press will place a link to the artist's web site on the page where the banner is displayed.

Deadline for submission is July 15, 2011. Please submit your artwork in .jpg format, along with your biography and web contact info, to writingofjrocci@gmail.com with "Charity Sip Art" in the subject line.

Last year, 28 authors from around the world participated in the Charity Sip Blitz, and we're aiming even higher this year. This is a great opportunity to bring your work to the attention of a global GLBT romance audience!

#LHIFTB Contest: Win an ebook of your choice!














I've decided I want to give some stuff away to thank you for checking out our "Let's Hear it for the Bis" celebration of bisexual and pansexual fiction, so I've decided to hold a little contest. Using the link below, just select which Giselle Renarde ebook you would like to win and then enter your email address. That's it. Just two questions. Super-easy. I only decided to go the survey route rather than the post-in-comments route because I don't want you all having to post your email address on the site for all to see and potentially swipe, etc.





There are lots of bi/pansexual-themed Giselle Renarde titles to choose from on this list, and if you'd like to find out more about any of them you can visit my Amazon page: http://www.amazon.com/Giselle-Renarde/e/B003B3MKM4

Or, if you want to read excerpts from these titles, you could visit All Romance
http://www.allromanceebooks.com and either run a search on the title or run an author search for Giselle Renarde.

Anyway, because I have a
free Survey Monkey account (not a premium one) the number of respondents is capped at 100--so enter right away! I will be giving away ebooks to 10 lucky winners. It could be you!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

#LHIFTB Tailor Made/Coming Together: As One

I couldn't be happier to plug this story by DC Juris. It appears in an awesome altruistic anthology you should definitely check out--my MFFF menage story "Cunning Little Vixens" is actually published in this antho, too!
Title: "Tailor Made" featured in the "Coming Together: As One" anthology
Author: DC Juris
Blurb: Daniel is thrown for a loop when he learns that his boyfriend Trevor isn't gay - he's actually bisexual and married to boot! Convinced of the love he shares with Trevor and that Trevor's wife, Kate, is on board, Daniel moves in with them. But what happens when Daniel starts to yearn for Kate too?

All proceeds from the sale of this volume will benefit ONE, the campaign to end global poverty!

Buy Link:
http://www.eroticanthology.com/asone.htm

Excerpt:

Daniel rounded the corner of Fitch Street, enjoying the crisp morning autumn air, and looking forward to a wonderful day ahead of him. Lunch with his boyfriend, Trevor, a movie after, and then a lazy night in by himself. Too bad Trevor couldn't join him, but…

Daniel stopped in his tracks, his lips curling up into a happy smile. Speaking of Mr. Perfect! Trevor was inside Tarts, one of their favorite restaurants, seated in a booth with a young woman. Must be his sister; Trevor had said she would be in town. Daniel took a step forward, intending to go inside and give Trevor a playful piece of his mind for not introducing him sooner.

But then Trevor did something Daniel didn't expect. Would never have expected. Trevor leaned across the table and kissed the woman. French kissed. Definitely not his sister.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My Erotic Celebration of National Aboriginal Day

June 21st marks the Summer Solstice, as most of you probably know, but you might not be aware that June 21st also marks National Aboriginal Day/La Journée nationale des Autochtones here in Canada. The Canadian government recognizes three groups as falling under the "Aboriginal" umbrella: First Nations Peoples, the Inuit, and the Métis.


Tangled Roots was one of my very first erotic romance ebooks on the market, and to this day it's my one work that deals most in-depth with the complexity of Aboriginal cultural identity. The best part? If you purchase the Coming Together: Neat edition, all royalties are donated to Kiva, supporting entrepreneurs across the globe.


If you're interested, I've also written a number of other stories featuring characters from all three Aboriginal groups mentioned above:


























Enjoy Solstice, enjoy National Aboriginal Day, and enjoy life!
Hugs,
Giselle

Monday, June 20, 2011

Sexy Summer Solstice Story Snippet

So, I'm trying to speak in S-words as I plug my lovely trans fairy story Secrets of the Solstice Sacrifice.

Secrets of the Solstice Sacrifice

By: Giselle Renarde | Other books by Giselle Renarde
Published By: loveyoudivine
Published: Jun 25, 2010
ISBN # 9781600544927
Word Count: 10,656
Heat Index

Professor Selyf is a fay magical, a solitary academic who lives near the mythical village of Gwyllion on a Welsh hillside. When a knock at the door interrupts him from his manuscript, he curses the intruders—until he gets a look at them! The ginger boy, Bedwyn, he doesn't much care for, but Trysta, his beautiful cara, awakens Selyf's heart and the sleeping serpent within.

Trysta has a "female problem," as Bedwyn puts it, and needs the professor's audience. She and Bedwyn are mixed-bloods--half human, half fay. When Trysta's mother conceived her, she wished for a little girl. The fae have a unique ability to select their children's genders with simple wishes, but since Trysta's system contained "stagnant" human blood, the wish only half succeeded. Trysta was born a girl with one particular boy part.

Bedwyn doesn't know the true nature of Trysta's "female problem," and she asks Selyf to help her resolve it so she can finally share her body with her caru. As a guest in Selyf's home, Trysta grows as attracted to the professor's magical intellect as he is to her beauty. The desire to give in to temptation mounts, particularly when Selyf realizes the only way to resolve Trysta's problem involves a sexual sacrifice on the solstice.

Excerpt:
He knew she’d return. He sensed it in her look of longing as she left for dinner with that stupid sod of a caru. “You’re here for my bed, I presume?” Selyf said as she slipped in the door. Her eyes revealed everything she longed to say, but he understood her restriction. “Will you sit with me?” he asked, beckoning her into the chair by his desk.

Gazing into the empty seat, she shook her head. “I should not have come,” she said with a look of apprehension in her conflicted eyes. Slipping her bag from her shoulder, she sat in the chair. “You should know you represent a distinct temptation for me.”

Selyf was not easily scandalized, but her bold admission took his breath away. “As do you, for me,” he admitted. “But you needn’t fear me, Fay Trysta. I have spent all my adult life as a solitary magical. I know denial and self-sacrifice only too well. You are safe here in my home.”

With tears in her eyes, she nodded. For a moment, she looked as though she might speak, but then said nothing. As she rose from her chair, she finally blurted, “What if I don’t want to be safe anymore?”

He only stammered, with no response at hand.

“You speak of denial?” she went on. “What do you think my life has consisted of up until now? At my age, I have yet to experience the pleasures of the flesh. In the village, I must pretend to be exactly what I seem, and why? Because only my mother, her mid-wife, and I can know the truth. You have no idea the trust I’ve put in you, Professor Selyf. You hold my very life in your hands.”

“I hold your life,” he repeated, rushing around his desk to meet her. “Why may I not hold your body as well?”

Slipping past him, she hurried to the window, mumbling, “Bedwyn.” Just as Selyf’s heart began to plummet, she continued, “He mustn’t see.” Ensuring the curtains were fully closed, she walked to him like a vixen on the hunt. Her eyes burned like roaring embers as they explored the lengths of his body. Wrapping her arms around his neck, she ensnared him in a kiss the likes of which he’d never imagined. He felt her veiled passion course through his veins as his mouth melded with hers. Their tongues fluttered and surged one against the other. His whole body was so rapt with hers he could hardly breathe. As they kissed, he ran intrepid fingers through her silken hair and down her back. In turn, she held his cheeks and his neck, his back and his sides. When he grasped the firm flesh of her buttocks, Trysta wheezed and broke free.

The look in her eyes was indiscernible but for the temptation they aroused. He almost apologized for being so dreadfully forward before realizing it was she who’d kissed him. Grabbing her wrists, he pulled her into his arms and carried forth the sweet embrace she’d abandoned. After a moment of brave indecision, she gave in to the kiss and melted in Selyf’s arms. His tongue wrangled hers until she broke away once more. Pressing her soft lips to his ear, she whispered, “I’ve never felt like this before.”

“Neither have I,” he admitted. “You’ve aroused in me the sleeping serpent.”

At that turn of phrase, her body grew limp in his arms. “Yes,” she said. “I know only too well what you mean.”

You can get your copy of Secrets of the Solstice Sacrifice all kinds of places, like All Romance ebooks and Amazon. Enjoy the Solstice, my friends!

Hugs,
Giselle

Sunday, June 19, 2011

#LHIFTB Six Sentence Sunday: Friends of Dorothy

For the second Six Sentence Sunday during Donuts & Desires' "Let's Hear it for the Bis" celebration of bisexual fiction, I've selected 6 from my e-book Friends of Dorothy. This story also appears in my anthology My Mistress' Thighs.

Friends of Dorothy is a MMF threesome story. I'm not sure how many books out there involve cross-dressing cowboys, but...this one does:

“Sheryl said you were prancing around in ladies’ underpants,” Ricky said, shattering Leslie’s focus. “She said you didn’t show her a very good time because you were…you know…” He paused to rephrase, tracing his fingernail across the bar’s natural wood grain. Gazing down at the patina, he leaned in so close Leslie felt the heat of Ricky’s cheek against his own. He spoke very softly. “She said you liked dick.”


Saturday, June 18, 2011

k.d. lang pics from Toronto Luminato Concert

Sweet and I had a great time at k.d. lang's free Luminato concert here in Toronto last night (Friday June 17th, 2011) and we took some pics to share with you. 'Luminato,' by the way, is one of Toronto's arts festivals. I think we were all overjoyed to have k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang performing an open air concert free of charge. It was a great night.

So, my photography skills are pretty craptacular. Most of my shots were not worth sharing, but I got a couple rehearsal photos in hours before the concert:




The rest of these pics were taken by Sweet. She was clever enough to take photos of the large screens on either side of the stage instead of trying to capture the stage itself. Seriously...my shots of the stage were like...blur, light source, moving blur...guitar?

Anyway, enjoy!


























Thursday, June 16, 2011

Call for Submissions: WhoreLover (Non-Fiction)

I've come across another wonderful call for submissions to share with you. This one is looking for non-fiction essays by "people who have dated/loved/slept with/married all variety of sex workers." Have a good read through the call itself to see if you fit the bill, and then get writing! This looks like it's going to be an incredible antho:

After some time the WhoreLover anthology project has been revived, with the help of new co-editor Pau Crego!

Please distribute far and wide especially places that might reach whorelovers and writers.! Send to all your friends, lovers and exes!

*Call for Submissions for
WhoreLover: Lovers and Partners of Sex Workers Speak

Call for Submissions: WhoreLover
Deadline: July 15th, 2011
Compiled/Edited by Sadie Lune and Pau Crego

An anthology of non-fiction essays written by the non-paying partners of sex workers about their experiences and feelings regarding their unique position in the marketplace of love.
From casual dates, to great long term relationships, to going down in flames, WhoreLover will explore the personal narratives of people attracted to, intimate and in love with those who work in the sex industry. Present and former lovers and partners of sex workers are encouraged to submit. WhoreLover is looking to represent the stories of a multiplicity of people: people of color, trans, queer, gay/lesbian, straight, different dis/abilities, of all nationalities, immigration statuses and ages. Partners of workers in all areas of the sex industry will be featured.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
*Day to day negotiations
*The many joys and perks of loving a sex worker
*My partner and I turned each other out
*I was a trick and then became a lover
*Loving a Sex Work Celebrity
*My partner’s job turns me on
*My partner’s work inspired me to be client of sex workers
*I’m a sex worker and I only date other sex workers
*How I deal with family and friends around my partner’s work
*How I’ve dealt (or not) with my own ego around my partner’s sex work
*My partner switched jobs within the industry and how that worked for us
*My partner’s sex work is a secret from everyone (including me?)
*I broke up with my partner because of sex work

We are looking for submissions from people who have dated/loved/slept with/married all variety of sex workers, including: porn actors, strippers, FBSM/sensual massage providers, street-based workers, tantra providers, erotic body workers, sexual surrogates, escorts, fetish workers, phone-sex workers, pro-Dominants and pro-submissives.

A limited number of interviews are possible to those who are interested in having their voices heard but feel more comfortable talking than writing. No poetry, please.
Submissions should be in English or Spanish, the book will be English language. We would love submissions from folks around the world for whom English is not a first language but can only translate from Spanish; however we encourage people with multi-lingual skills to collaborate in translation and send us submissions with the translator credited.

Pseudonyms or anonymous submissions are fine and will be honored.
Pieces should be between 1000-5000 words, please specify word count in the body of your email.

Please submit via email attachment (pdf or doc file) to: partnersanthology@gmail.com
and check WhoreLover out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/partnersanthology

See original post at http://sadielune.com/2011/05/whorelover-anthology-project-revived-call-for-submissions/

#LHIFTB The Sybian Club

(Is that like The Breakfast Club? Or The Fist Wives Club? Or The Joy Luck Club? ...yeah, I didn't think so... LOL)
Title: The Sybian Club
Author: Selena Kitt

Blurb:
Tasha convinces her husband, Max, to buy her a Sybian, but he only agrees if she can come up with a business plan to pay for it. Determined to keep her promise, she creates The Sybian Club and begins bringing women to the basement room set up just for her new toy. It becomes so popular, she has to enlist the help of new friend, Ashley, to keep up with the demand, and the women enjoy an exciting ride as the business thrives. But Tasha has developed feelings for Ashley, and doesn’t know how to tell her husband that she wants to add more to their sex life than just a new toy…

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Warnings: This title contains erotic situations, a menage a trois (MFF threesome), lesbian and anal sex and a "marital aid" that will put vibrators to shame!

Buy Link:------------- Selena Kitt eXcessica publishing

#LHIFTB Friends of Dorothy

I haven't showcased much of my own bi and menage work during "Let's Hear it for the Bis" but this one has been rated very highly at ARe, so I want to share:
Title: Friends of Dorothy
Author: Giselle Renarde

Leslie Goosemoon is a rodeo star with legions of ladies fawning over him. Things are getting hot and heavy with Sheryl, the one-night-stand he picked up at Dorothy's Tavern, when she zips open his jeans and finds Leslie Goosemoon wearing ladies' panties--silky and red with lace around the top. By the time he returns to Dorothy's, the whole bar's heard about his predilection. Some laugh. Some call him faggot. Nobody understands him, but that doesn't mean Leslie's going to roll over and play dead. Hell, he doesn't fully understand himself! The best he can do is duck the punches and repel the spit.

Ricky, Dorothy's living-in-sin boyfriend, has a theory about the undies: Leslie dresses like a lady because he secretly wants to get with another man. That doesn't sound right to Leslie, but he has no counter. He doesn't know why he likes the silky feel against his skin. When Ricky gets hit in the head with a boot, Dorothy becomes mother bear. She kicks out the offenders and sends Leslie to take care of Ricky upstairs in their apartment. hey all know what's going to happen next.


#LHIFTB Bisexuality Study at Penn State

Hello my darlings!
Since I identify as queer, I chose to participate in this neat little study put together by Penn State. You might like to as well. It says below it will take you no more than 15 minutes, but it only took me 2...at the most. They don't ask you for any identifying information, like name, address, etc. Maybe you've got 2 minutes to spare. If so, read on:

Title of Project: Reactions to infidelity

Principal Investigator: Dr. Cory R. Scherer
100 University Drive, Room 212
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
(570) 385-6066; crs15@psu.edu

1. Purpose of the Study: The purpose of this research study is to explore reactions to infidelity

2. Procedures to be followed: You will be asked to think about your reactions to infidelity and give some demographic information. You also understand that you will be asked to answer some questions about your attitudes and yourself.

3. Benefits: You might learn more about yourself by participating in this study.

4. Risks: There are no foreseeable discomforts or risks in participating in this study.

5. Duration: It will take no more than 15 minutes to complete the experiment.

6. Statement of Confidentiality: Your participation in this research is confidential. The Pennsylvania State University’s Office for Research Protections and Institutional Review Board, and the Office for Human Research Protections in the Department of Health and Human Services may review records related to this project. Your confidentiality will be kept to the degree permitted by the technology used. No guarantees can be made regarding the interception of data sent via the Internet by any third parties.

7. Right to Ask Questions: Please contact Dr. Cory Scherer at (570) 385-6066 with questions, complaints or concerns about this research. You can also call this number if you feel this study has harmed you. If you have any questions, concerns, problems about your rights as a research participant or would like to offer input, please contact The Pennsylvania State University’s Office for Research Protections (ORP) at (814) 865-1775. The ORP cannot answer questions about research procedures. Questions about research procedures can be answered by the research team.

8. Voluntary Participation: Your decision to be in this research is voluntary. You can stop at any time. You do not have to answer any questions you do not want to answer. Refusing to participate or withdrawing early from the study will involve no penalty or loss of benefits you would be entitled to otherwise.

You must be 18 years of age or older to take part in this research study. Completion and return of the survey implies your consent to participate in this research. If you agree to take part in this research study and the information outlined above, please proceed with the experiment by clicking below.

Click Here to Participate

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

#LHIFTB Bite Me Anthology

Who's up for another paranormal MMF menage anthology?

Bite Me

by edited by K.I.L. Kenny with stories by Sean Michael, Marie Carlson, Joyce Sully, Mercy Loomis, CC Bridges, Julia Talbot, Giselle Renarde, Vic Winter, J. Rocci, and BA Tortuga

Hidden in plain view, taboo lovers bond in ways mundane eyes cannot see. When two are not enough, "Bite Me" shows how three can seal their truest carnal connections. When Needed, by Sean Michael, starts off with Jen, whose two faithful canine companions might be more than they seem. In Like a Thousand Miles of Fire, Marie Carlson's half-demon Crystal Andraya finds strength in the arms of her vampire lovers as war between their races looms. In Joyce Sully's Roll Up, a joyless student falls for a sideshow huckster and a cannibal queen.

In Julia Talbot's Changing Shifts, Dave has to explain to his roommates why he's suddenly shunning sunlight. Mercy Loomis unmasks a vampire demon in Empusa, whose lovers don't usually live to tell the tale. A different kind of mystery hooks Monica in CC Bridges' Dog Days. Her best friend has disappeared, and the two strangers who show up in her life have secrets they want to keep.

In Giselle Renarde's Shadow People, PI Anna Fairclough is chosen to investigate the elusive Inuit Shadow People. Vic Winter's Owen thinks he might be crazy when he finds a strange woman in the park, but his lover Tommy knows what to do. In This Home We Defend, by J Rocci, Zev unwittingly brings his pack into danger when a new Alpha issues an unusual challenge. Finally, in A Family Business, by BA Tortuga, Kit has a hard time juggling the family demon hunting business with two vampire lovers.

Buy Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2137

#LHIFTB Rachel Kramer Bussel blogs about Bisexuality

Erotica writer and editor Rachel Kramer Bussel is a regular contributor at edenfantasys' SexIs Magazine. This week she's written a great article, which I'd love to call attention to during Donuts & Desires' "Let's Hear it for the Bis" celebration. It's called:
You can read it now at SexIs Magazine!

Hugs,
Giselle

#LHIFTB Rite Men for Maya


Title: Rite Men for Maya
Author: Zenobia Renquist
Blurb:

Maya is a half human, half merman who has decided to attend the fertility-virility rite and learn more about her merman heritage. The rite is meant to help mermen find their perfect mates, but Maya is only interested in using it as research.

Tam and Kessen are participants who are searching for their third. They are drawn to Maya and she to them. But she refuses to acknowledge the bond and runs. Tam and Kessen must pursue her through her dreams if they hope to make their love a reality and prove they are the right men for Maya.


Buy Link:
http://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=1491
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Zenobia Renquist
Discover Different and Unique Romance
http://zenobiarenquist.com

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Call for Submissions: New Writers

I'm taking Queen of the Smutters, Sommer Marsden, up on her Twitter request to repost this call for submissions. She's looking to put together a mini-antho entirely made up of works by new writers! Are you new? Keep reading:

Call for Submissions

I want newbies, youngbloods, fresh meat, green around the gills

I am looking to put together another mini anthology. But this time, I want the writers that no one has had a taste of yet. Virgin blood. So you may submit to this anthology only IF YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN PAID FOR YOUR WORK.

What does that mean? Money! Have you ever received money for your work? If yes, then no matter how laughably tiny the amount, that means you may not submit. And PLEASE no fake pen names pretending to be newbies. I'm holding the established writers on their honor.

So what next?

Dirty stories from 2,500 and up (nothing over say 5K please) are eligible. Topics are open except the standard no-no's. Which I will spell out since you are new.

~~~~No sex with the underaged (under 18), animals (shifters don't count), dead things or people (barring undead supernatural creatures). No scat. No snuff.

FORMAT: double spaced, Times New Roman, 12 point, set at .5 indentation for first line of the paragraph only. PLEASE DO NOT USE HARD TABS.
*If you do not format correctly, I will skip reading your entry no matter how good it is. Why? Because I'm super busy and if you sub to a publication, you need to follow the rules. Capiche?

Here's the most important part: PLEASE POLISH YOUR WORK. Read it, put it away. Read it again and put it away. Then read it out loud to yourself. Seriously. Your ear will hear your errors. Do I expect it to be perfect? No, said the woman who once put "He stroked her cheese" instead of "He stroked her cheek." I do not. But I do expect you to make it as close to perfect as you can.

DEADLINE: August 31, 2011. Release date is up in the air. If that bothers you, don't sub. This (as of right now) will be an ebook put out by my little press December Ink.

THE FINE PRINT:

I'll be using 10 stories max. December Ink takes 25% of the cut, the remaining 75% is split evenly among the ten contributors and each will receive an ebook copy (print too if it ever goes to that). You could make a bunch of money. You could make hardly a thing. I ask for 3 months exclusivity and then you are free to go ahead and sell your work elsewhere.

Your work stays in the book as long as it's for sale, and that means you receive royalties as long as it's for sale.

Submissions should be send to decemberink@gmail.com marked SUBMISSION: [YOUR TITLE] BY [YOUR AUTHOR NAME]

Good luck! Any questions can be sent to the same email addy. :)

#LHIFTB Amateur Night

The bi celebration continues with:
Title: Amateur Night
Author: Dee Dawning

Blurb: Sally and her undersized half-brother Hermie are strange people. Every weekend they venture forth from Piggott Arkansas to small towns in one of the three adjacent states. When they arrive, they rent a motel room from which they fan out to the local saloons.

In Amateur Night Sally and Hermie are off to another nearby town on one of their weekly treks. You won't believe the mischief they cause on Amateur Night.

Buy Link: http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-amateurnight-529002-150.html

Monday, June 13, 2011

#LHIFTB The Call of the Night

This paranormal mini-antho from e-Xcite just came out today, so I figured I'd give it a plug. 'The Call of Night' is just the kind of collection I like to see, containing stories of lesbian, gay, and straight characters.

A collection of five erotic stories with mixed themes including paranormal and vampire.

The Call of the Night by Tabitha Rayne
The Call of The Night is a lesbian vampire romp in the woods. Leah finds herself on an evening walk on the outskirts of town being confronted by a mysterious cloaked woman who commands her to follow her into the forest...

House of Seven Inches by Michael Bracken
Located just south of the middle of nowhere, the two-storey house has stood empty ever since the previous owner disappeared several years earlier. The new owner – a gay, would-be writer who left a bad relationship in the city – moves in and begins an extensive renovation project. He soon learns to appreciate the solitude ... until he suspects he isn’t alone.

Incubus At Your Service by Maggie Morton
When Nell gets up one morning, she’s shocked to see the almost completely naked (but completely gorgeous) stranger in her kitchen, doing her dishes. When he turns around, though, he’s identical to the man who was in her dreams last night, doing very naughty things to her. And if that wasn’t weird enough, he tells her he’s an early birthday present, from I & S Cleaning Services. His sudden appearance in her kitchen isn’t the only surprise, though – it turns out that I & S stands for Incubus and Succubus, and that means she’s just about to experience more pleasure than she ever has before.

Skyggen by Giselle Renarde
There’s nothing like a holiday to forget one’s urban anxieties. Little does Mirjam know she lost something essential during her stay at a rustic vacation villa – she lost her shadow! When she returns home without her darker self, Mirjam can no longer cope with everyday pressures. Before long, she quits her job and takes ill. Life becomes very shabby until one day a flamboyant young woman crashes through her door. It’s Skyggen, her lost shadow, now engaged to marry a very wealthy man. In Skyggen’s presence, Mirjam’s capacity for jealousy and duplicity resurface. Perhaps Mirjam can even win back all that is rightfully hers ...

Lord Nano’s Nemesis by Slave Nano
A mysterious highwaywoman emerges out of the evening mist to inflict her special brand of retribution on Lord Nano for his debauched behaviour in the brothels of 18th century Leeds. A flesh and blood female avenger or a ghostly phantom? Whoever she is, by the end of the evening, he will be stripped, cruelly tormented and wickedly humiliated. Has Lord Nano finally met his Nemesis?

Buy Link: http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-thecallofthenight-562491-139.html