Friday, February 28, 2014

Today's Ka-Thump is Best Erotic Romance 2014

I covet some things. Like a place in one of Kristina Wright's yearly Best Erotic Romance anthologies.  It's taken me yeeeeears to get in, so chin up all you aspiring authors. If at first you don't succeed, submit, submit again!

In this year's collection, you'll find my story "Something New":

“Any new ideas?” Elson asked.

He always pushed her to dream up something new, something they’d never tried before. Something they’d never even discussed.

“I don’t know.” Kim cradled the phone against her shoulder and fluffed her pillows. “Let me think for a sec.”

It wasn’t easy coming up with some kinky new move for each visit. In truth, Kim would have been happy with a straightforward fuck. She liked fucking. It was easy—he got on top, she spread her legs. Towering over her, he rutted like an animal until he filled her with cum. Why couldn’t they do that all the time?

“Hey, why don’t we save something new for the wedding night?” Kim nestled into bed. The sheets were cold, and she loved how fresh they felt against her warm skin. “That’d be a nice treat, to go all out when we’re finally married.”

That should buy her some time.

Just got my contributor's copies in the mail today and they look great, just like everything Cleis Press puts out there.


Thursday, February 27, 2014

Call for Submissions~Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Inner Strength

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Inner Strength
101 Empowering Stories of Resilience, Positive Thinking, and Overcoming Challenges

PLEASE NOTE TITLE CHANGE from "Overcoming Challenges"

If you submitted a story for "Overcoming Challenges", we have it — no need to resubmit!

We're all stronger than we think, and we often discover that inner strength and resilience when a problem arises. Our writers surprise us with their ability to overcome challenges and find their inner strength. It is amazing how people persevere, find hope, and use positive thinking in situations they never dreamed would happen to them. What challenges have you faced in your life, and what did you do to overcome then? Are you dealing with health problems? Have you had financial difficulties? Have you survived the loss of a loved one? What changes did you make to help you cope with these adversities and turn negative into positive?

Here are some suggested topics but we know you can think of many more:

• Triumph over tragedy
• Coping after the death of a loved one
• Managing financial problems
• Surviving natural disasters
• Turning negative into positive
• Thriving after divorce
• Finding the silver linings
• Prevailing over an illness or medical condition
• Living with a chronic or terminal disease or disability
• Overcoming an addiction
• Using positive thinking
• Finding happiness despite your challenges

Please remember, we no longer publish "as told to" stories. Please write in the first person about yourself or someone close to you. If you ghostwrite a story for someone else we will list that person's name as the author. If a story was previously published, we will probably not use it unless it ran in a small circulation venue. Let us know where the story was previously published in the "Comments" section of the submission form. If the story was published in a past Chicken Soup for the Soul book, please do not submit it.

If your story is chosen, you will be a published author and your short bio will be printed in the book if you so choose. You will also receive a check for $200 and 10 free copies of your book, which retails for $14.95 per copy. You will retain the copyright for your story and you will retain the right to resell it.

SUBMISSIONS GO TO OUR WEBSITE chickensoup.com. Select the Submit Your Story link on the left tool bar and follow the directions.

On-sale date October 28, 2014. The deadline for story and poem submissions is extended to March 31, 2014. If you have already submitted a story or poem for this title as "Overcoming Challenges" please do not submit it again. We have it in our database and it will be considered for this book with its new title.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Accidental Paranormal Erotica Box Set

I'm not really sure how this happened...

I didn't feel like writing on Sunday, so I whittled away the hours trying to figure out how to link a table of contents in Word on this 300-year-old Mac.  And somehow I ended up making a box set. (?) Weird things happen when I struggle with technology.

This particular box set contains 18 stories drawn from the anthologies "Blood Addict: Paranormal Romance, Menage and BDSM Erotica" and "Girls Gone Carnal: Lesbian Vampires, Witches and Weres." I also threw in a gender transformation historical Welsh fairy story (what else?) called "Secrets of the Solstice Sacrifice."

The result is this:



Paranormal Erotica Box Set: Vampires, Shifters, and Fairy Tales for Adults

Take an anthology of paranormal erotic romance BDSM stories, add a collection brimming with lesbian vampires and shapeshifters, top it off with a secret solstice sacrifice, and what have you got?

The Paranormal Erotica Box Set!

From the bisexual vampire hairdressers of Blood Addict to the blood-thirsty lesbians of Girls Gone Carnal, there's a story to suit every taste in this 65,000+ word compilation of 18 sexy stories. Got a taste for threesomes? Gothic horror? Bondage? Gender transformation? Succubi? Fairies and legends? You'll find it all, and so much more, in this great new collection!

For the full table of contents, you can check out the Amazon page. This collection is available at the special introductory price of $2.99 right now, which is amazing considering that if you bought Blood Addict, Girls Gone Carnal and Secrets of the Solstice Sacrifice separately you'd be paying almost $15 and if you bought all of the individual stories (well, those that are available as ebooks) it would cost you... crikey, like $30 or something?

Anyway, good price. Get it.

at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IM10J32
at Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00IM10J32
in Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00IM10J32
in Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00IM10J32

Monday, February 24, 2014

Pre-Order Now! Like It's 1999: Diary of a Teenager in Love with a Teacher

When I first mentioned I would be releasing the diary I wrote in my final year in high school as a book, many of you expressed a voyeuristic attraction to my young adult life.  First off, thanks!  I was relieved to receive so much encouragement.  I'm never sure if I'm heading in the right direction, not only when it comes to my writing life, but in every aspect of my existence.

I think I might have mentioned this before, but I only came across my diary from 1999 (the only year I kept a diary) a couple months ago.  I'd forgotten it existed.  When I sat down to read it as a thirty-something, I wasn't exactly pleased.  It didn't read the way I wanted it to. I wanted it to be... different.  I think I wanted ME to be different.

When I tell myself the story of that time, I always seem to cast myself as the villain.  In my mind, 1999 is the story of a young seductress discovering her sexuality to wield power over the teacher she's got a crush on.

But when you read the diary you'll see, as I did, that the story I tell myself doesn't reflect the truth.  I was much more vulnerable and naive than I was ever willing to admit.  Maybe that's why I felt such a strong compulsion to make this diary public: I can't change the past--I can only change my perception of it. 

I've seen myself as the villain of my life story for 15 years.  Strangely, it's hard to come to terms with the possibility that perhaps I was just another teenaged girl navigating young adulthood.

But sharing the diary with you when it's released on March 14, 2014 is part of that process.

I should probably "warn" you this isn't a sex diary. There's really no adult content... well, not compared to the stuff I usually write.

LIKE IT'S 1999: Diary of a Teenager in love with at Teacher is now available for pre-order from Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/like-its-1999-giselle-renarde/1118723655

LIKE IT'S 1999: Diary of a Teenager in love with at Teacher


True confessions of a real-life high school student on the cusp of a new millennium.

On the eve of the year 2000, high school student Giselle struggles with spirituality, ambiguous friendships, a family dealing with the aftermath of substance abuse, and deepening feelings of attraction toward her English teacher, a married man more than twice her age. Over the course of one school year, she shifts from seeing Lawrence as a father figure to falling obsessively in love. Is Giselle making a total fool of herself, or will her teacher return her affection? Having an affair with a student would easily cost Lawrence his career, his wife, and his kids, not to mention his sanity. Will a by-the-books teacher sacrifice everything to indulge Giselle’s teenage crush?

LIKE IT’S 1999 is the actual, unabridged, honest-to-god diary of a teenager in love with her teacher.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/like-its-1999-giselle-renarde/1118723655

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Call for Submissions: Female Fantasy Erotica

A couple days ago, I posted Rachel Kramer Bussel's other call for subs with a March 1st deadline, which you can read here. Today it's Female Fantasy Erotica:


Call for Submissions: Female Fantasy Erotica, March 1 deadline
To be published by Cleis Press 

This collection of erotica will feature female protagonists living out their hottest fantasies. From vanilla kinky, single to partnered, from 18 to elderly, I'm looking for stories of all sorts of women (transgender characters are also welcome) exploring new aspects of their sexuality. For inspiration, feel free to check out a list by Violet Blue of common sexual fantasies, but stories must capture what about that particular fantasy for that particular character is so compelling and make it red-hot to work for this book, and authors are encouraged to be creative, daring and provocative with exploring the definition of fantasy and how it plays out for your character. All characters should be over 18. No nonconsensual scenes. No bestiality, scat or incest. No poetry. Please see my anthologies Orgasmic, Women in Lust, and Fast Girls for examples of the kinds of stories I'm looking for. Unpublished stories only (this includes blogs and websites). 

How to submit: Send double spaced Times or Times New Roman 12 point black font Word document with pages numbered (.doc, not .docx) OR RTF of 1,500-4,000 word story. Indent the first line of each paragraph half an inch and double space (regular double spacing, do not add extra lines between paragraphs or do any other irregular spacing). US grammar (double quotation marks around dialogue, etc.) required. Only submit your final, best version of the story you are submitting. Do not send multiple versions of the same story. Include your legal name (and pseudonym if applicable), mailing address, and 50 word or less bio in the third person to fantasyantho@gmail.com. If you are using a pseudonym, please provide your real name as well as your pseudonym and make it clear which one you’d like to be credited as. For the smoothest editorial process, please double check that the byline you are using with your submission is the byline you'd want published. You will receive a confirmation within 72 hours. I will get back to you by September 2014. I cannot give any feedback on rejected submissions.  

Payment: $50 and 2 copies of the book on publication  

Deadline: March 1, 2014 (earlier submissions strongly encouraged)  

About the editor: Rachel Kramer Bussel (rachelkramerbussel.com) is the editor of over 50 anthologies, including The Big Book of Orgasms, Baby Got Back: Anal Erotica, Serving Him, Best Bondage Erotica 2011, 2012 and 2013, Irresistible, Gotta Have It, Women in Lust Orgasmic, Fast Girls, Passion, Peep Show, Bottoms Up, Spanked, The Mile High Club, Do Not Disturb, He’s on Top, She’s on Top, Tasting Him, Tasting Her, Crossdressing, and Dirty Girls. Her writing has been published in over 100 anthologies, including Susie Bright’s X: The Erotic Treasury, Best American Erotica 2004 and 2006, and Zane’s Purple Panties and the New York Times bestseller Succulent: Chocolate Flava II. She has written for Cosmopolitan, The Daily Beast, Fresh Yarn, Inked, Mediabistro, Newsday, New York Post, Penthouse, The Root, Salon, Time Out New York, xoJane, Zink and other publications.

Friday, February 21, 2014

At Your Mercy: A Spanking in the Woods


Take a dominating older man, a bratty younger woman, a dysfunctional non-relationship, and what do you get?

Hot, hard spankings in the woods.

He's married and she's engaged, but that doesn’t stop Mercedes from meeting Simon in the woods. She can’t help worrying, though. What if they’re spotted together? She doesn't want word getting back to his wife or her fiancĂ©. More than that, Mercedes hates the way people look at them in public: an older man chasing after a younger woman's body, and a gold-digging girl who's only in it for the money.

So what if that’s the truth? So what if Simon pays her for sex? She still resents the assumption…

Here's a taste. Just a little one:
“Get on your knees, Mercy.” He unbuckled his braided leather belt with one hand while she sucked like crazy on the other. “Get down there and give me what I’m paying for.”

“Mmm-mmm.” She shook her head, the refusal muffled by the fingers in her mouth.

“Yes, I think you will.” His voice had a sing-song quality to it, like a nanny softly cajoling her charge into action.

Mercedes pulled his fingers from between her lips. “Are you insane? We’ll get arrested. I don’t know why I even agreed to meet you out here. If I’m not back at the office in…”

Simon unzipped his khakis.

At Your Mercy: A Spanking in the Woods is available from:

All Romance: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-atyourmercyaspankinginthewoods-1426009-147.html
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IJQ6TP2
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00IJQ6TP2
And other etailers

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Deadline's Approaching for Best Bondage Erotica 2015

I'm stealing this from http://www.cleispress.com, where you can find many other calls for submissions from Rachel Kramer Bussel and a host of amazing editors.

If you write your bondage hot, Best Bondage Erotica is the place to be. 

Best Bondage Erotica 2015
Editor: Rachel Kramer Bussel
Publisher: Cleis Press
Deadline: March 1, 2014
Payment: $50 and 2 copies of the book on publication

Best Bondage Erotica 2015 will collect the best bondage erotica stories around, focusing on a range of techniques, implements, characters and scenarios, from newbies to seasoned bondage players and everything in between. Bondage should be a central focus of the erotic element of the story but the plot does not have to hinge on bondage. The final book will include stories focused on both the physical and mental aspects of bondage, from varying points of view. Bondage plus other sexual activity is welcome (spanking, tickling, exhibitionism, voyeurism, intercourse, oral sex, teasing, etc.). Original, unique, creative characters, settings, scenarios and forms of bondage are encouraged. As befitting the title, I'm looking for the best, hottest, most creative bondage erotica for this collection. All genders/sexual orientations welcome. No poetry.

Original stories strongly preferred, but reprints of work published (or slated to be published) between September 2013 and November 2014 will be considered but will be given lower priority than original work and author MUST include original publication information and retain reprint rights. All characters must be over 18; no incest or bestiality. Please see Best Bondage Erotica 2011, 2012, 2013 or 2014 or my other kinky Cleis Press anthologies (Serving Him, Anything for You, Cheeky Spanking Stories, Bottoms Up, Spanked, Yes, Sir, Yes, Ma'am, He's on Top, She's on Top) for an idea of the kinds of stories I prefer. I will consider up to two stories per author.

How to submit: Send double spaced Times or Times New Roman 12 point black font Word document with pages numbered (.doc, not .docx) OR RTF of 1,500-4,000 word story. Indent the first line of each paragraph half an inch and double space (regular double spacing, do not add extra lines between paragraphs or do any other irregular spacing). US grammar (double quotation marks around dialogue, etc.) required. DO NOT submit multiple versions of your story; submit ONLY your final, complete, edited version of the story.

Include your legal name (and pseudonym if applicable), mailing address, and 50 word or less bio in the third person to bestbondage2015@gmail.com. If you are using a pseudonym, please provide your real name as well as your pseudonym and make it clear which one you'd like to be credited as. You will receive a confirmation within 72 hours. I will get back to you by September 2014. I cannot give any feedback on rejected submissions.

Payment: $50 and 2 copies of the book on publication

Deadline: March 1, 2014 (earlier submissions strongly encouraged)

I've been seeing numerous recent submissions that do not conform to my guidelines. They are there for a reason. Please read and follow them. If you have any questions, please contact me at bestbondage2015@gmail.com

About the editor: Rachel Kramer Bussel is the editor of over 50 anthologies, including The Big Book of Orgasms, Baby Got Back: Anal Erotica, Serving Him, Best Bondage Erotica 2011, 2012 and 2013, Irresistible, Gotta Have It, Women in Lust, Orgasmic, Fast Girls, Passion, Peep Show, Bottoms Up, Spanked, The Mile High Club, Do Not Disturb, He’s on Top, She’s on Top, Tasting Him, Tasting Her, Crossdressing, and Dirty Girls. Her writing has been published in over 100 anthologies, including Susie Bright’s X: The Erotic Treasury, Best American Erotica 2004 and 2006, and Zane’s Purple Panties and the New York Times bestseller Succulent: Chocolate Flava II. She has written for Cosmopolitan, The Daily Beast, Fresh Yarn, Inked, Mediabistro, Newsday, New York Post, Penthouse, The Root, Salon, Time Out New York, xoJane, Zink and other publications.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Lexi Wood's been up to no good... (yes, we're talking taboo erotica)

A certain sock puppet called Lexi Wood has recently taken over my computer and my self-publishing accounts. Not just that--she also convinced me to create book covers for this new series of taboo smut she's cooked up.

Her stories are about Uncle Larry, whose wife has just left him, and his niece Theresa, who's come to live with him and babysit his boys for the summer.  Even though they're only related by marriage, they know how wrong it would be if they surrendered to temptation... but I have a feeling they'll go through with it anyway. That sort of thing tends to happen in smut.

The first story is available now: 

In The Pool With Uncle Larry (at Smashwords)

In The Pool With Taboo Larry (at Amazon)



By day, she takes care of his kids. By night, she takes care of him.

Oh, there are about a million reasons why Theresa should keep her paws off Larry. For starters, he’s her uncle. In case that’s not enough, she’s been playing nanny to his kids since their mother ran off. When Uncle Larry catches Theresa alone in the pool at two in the morning (and doing more than just skinny dipping), they can’t resist any longer. Why does something so wrong feel so right?

There’s no way the boys—or anyone else—can find out what’s really going on. It’s too taboo…



Buy Now!

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/409876
 
***

LEXI WOOD is a sock puppet who came to life one night while her keeper was out picking up Chinese food. When nobody’s around, she bashes her face against a typewriter until stories come out. And those stories are shocking.

Lexi’s exterior is 53% acrylic, 37% nylon, and 10% recycled tinsel. On the inside, she’s full of bloodlust, wanderlust, lust-lust, bathtub gin, and pills she found on the floor. She also got into those tranquilizers you give your cat to get it in the travel carrier. You shouldn’t leave those things lying around.

Handmade in Vulgaria.

When she’s feeling dirty, Lexi likes to be held in soapy water and rubbed vigorously. In her spare time, she sits on the shelf, waiting for someone to shove a fist in her hole.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Obligatory Family Day Post (or "Watching Downton Abbey With My Mother")

Today is a holiday in Ontario.  It's "Family Day." Usually I blog about that as a concept, but after spending yesterday with my mom and a couple of my siblings, I'm just going to post this conversation that happened during Downton Abbey (it was LAST week's episode, which I'd missed):

Mom: I've never seen this show before.

Me: It's a soap opera.

Mom: Who is that?

Me: Anna. She's a maid.

Mom: Oooh... what happened?

Me: She was raped.

Mom: By him?

Me: No. That's the Earl. He owns the house.

Mom: Is that girl a maid too?

Me: (laughing) No, that's Lady Mary.  She's one of the Earl's daughters. She sort of runs the house. Kind of.

Mom: Is that the Head Servant?

Me: The butler, yes.

Mom: Is that the girl who was attacked?

Me: No, that's Lady Edith. Her fiancee is missing.

Mom: I wonder how they get their hair like that.  Do you think they... (Sorry, guys, my mom talked about hair over an entire scene and I don't remember a word she said, until:) ...and then they'd put pins in it, like bobby pins, to keep the curls in place.

Me: Okay.

Mom: Oh... HER!

Me: Maggie Smith.

Mom: She's in this?

Me: Yes.

Mom: Is that the girl who was attacked?

Me: No, that's Lady Edith again.

Mom: Do they always talk about pigs this much?

Me: Yes, Downton Abbey is 50% pigs.

(my sister walks into the room)

Sister: This episode was on last week.

Me: I know. I missed it.

Mom: I've never seen this show before.

Sister: What? We watched it together last week.

Mom: Hmmm... I thought I'd never seen it before.

Sister: We watched this EXACT episode last week!

Mom: I must have fallen asleep.

Sister: No, you didn't. You asked me questions through the entire thing.

Mom: Do you know how they get their hair like that?

Sister: THAT'S WHAT YOU ASKED ME LAST WEEK!

(aaaaand scene)

Happy Family Day.
Giselle

Saturday, February 15, 2014

#MySexySaturday Get Your Free Review Copy of KINKSTERS This Weekend Only

Did you hear?  Did you HEAR?  Kinksters: 12 Stories of Wild Group Sex, Bisexual Fun and Kinky Pleasures is back on the market.  In fact, it was just released yesterday!

This week's My Sexy Saturday theme couldn't come at a better time, because Kinksters is all about characters who are proud of their fetishes, proud of their kinks, and proud of their sexual bodies.

If you're a fan of kinky bisexual erotica and you're interested in receiving a FREE e-copy of this 50,000+ word anthology in exchange for an honest review of the book on Amazon, keep reading!

First, a sample of 7 sentences from one of the MMF menage stories, The OTHER Other Woman (a story about a girl who just assumes her married lover's ex was a woman. Nope...):
“Don’t be too hard on Garret," Michael said.  "He’s one of the gentlest, loveliest men I’ve ever known.”

As Edith pondered the guy’s blond curls and boyish good looks, an image took her from behind: an image of his cherubic pink lips against Garret’s, of his manicured hands unbuttoning Garret’s pressed white shirt.

Edith gasped.  You’re the other other woman!”

“Something like that,” he replied, with a forlorn grin.  “You’re disappointed...?”

Kinksters contains the following 12 stories:

1. Knowing the Ropes
2. Five Body Blade
3. Elementary, My Dear Kathryn
4. Honey Trap
5. In the Eye
6. Waxing is for Pussies
7. The Other Other Woman
8. Tisha and Narine’s Afterhours Fetish Party
9. Wonderful Wing Boys
10. Debbie Does Dalhousie
11. Rainbow Night
12. Lesbukake

Now, remember how I said you could get a FREE copy of Kinksters in exchange for an honest Amazon review once you've read it?  Yup!  Let's do this thang!

This weekend only, you can comment on THIS POST with your email address and the type of file you'd prefer (pdf, mobi, epub) and I will send you a copy on Monday.


Kinky couples are great, but nothing beats a big group of kinksters!

In this anthology by kinky queer Canadian Giselle Renarde, a Domme and sub share their anal fetish with an old friend while a sword collector pays five young men to fulfill her sex swing fantasy. Geeky grad students chase tornadoes and tail while an unapologetic cougar gets licked by three college girls. There’s an all-girl waxing session, a vintage clothing enthusiast who’s shocked to discover her lover’s “other woman” is actually a man, and a bureaucrat whose male escorts happen to be angels. All this and so much more is waiting for you in KINKSTERS.

Ready... set... KINK!

And if you want this baby in paperback, it's now available from Amazon:


Get more sexy at My Sexy Saturday!