Wednesday, April 29, 2015

It's a Fourway!

...tie, that is.

Every month I tell readers which books sold best in print, and I'm waaaaay late reporting on March.

March was a big month for lesbian fiction and dark romance. Top sellers, in alphabetical order, were...

Girls Gone Carnal

Furry. Vicious. Wicked.

Lesbian shifters, vampires, and witches come in all shapes and sizes. From the humblest mouse to the most ferocious cougar, from maids and their mistresses to urban vamps and the women they lick, these stories are sure to inspire chills, thrills, and delicious shivers.

https://www.createspace.com/4557546

Monstrous Obsession

An erotic horror novella from award-winning author Giselle Renarde. Artemis has never relied on a man for anything. When she moves in with her biker boyfriend, she worries she’s losing her independence. The moment she sets foot inside Budd’s big house, she realizes something demonic lives there. Artemis needs help. Can she learn to accept it from the man who loves her... before it's too late?

https://www.createspace.com/4806561

Sapphic Confessions

I kissed a girl… and I didn’t stop there!

Twenty-four eye-opening lesbian tales so titillating you won’t be able to resist reading the next confession. Butches, femmes, chapstick lesbians, bisexual beauties, experienced older women and curious first-timers admit to their naughty deeds in this hot new short story collection.

https://www.createspace.com/5373947

Seven Kisses

My name is Gabrielle, but Madame de Villeneuve thinks I’m a girl called Suzanne. Nobody believes I’m really who I say I am. I guess I’m partly to blame. After all, I did sign a stranger’s name to my committal forms when I entered this rehabilitation centre. I’m not actually addicted to anything—not sex, not drugs, not even rock and roll.

So what’s kept me here? It’s a long story, and you probably wouldn’t believe it even if I told you—especially the part about the monkey butlers. How does an innocent young woman end up bound to a hospital bed in the bowels of a Victorian manor house...

https://www.createspace.com/5112345

I love that you guys buy my books in print. You have no idea how great it makes me feel. Keep up the good work! LOL

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tell Me What You're Up To, Kate Karrington

Hey everybody! Sorry I missed last Tell Me What You're Up To Tuesday. Believe it or not, I got a REAL JOB.

Don't worry. It's over now. And let us never speak of these dark days again.

So, on with the show. This is it.


Tell Me What You're Up To, Kate Karrington!

Kate Karrington: Well, my partner does all the cooking so I have an easy life... sort of.

Right now what I'm up to is trying to put my 2nd book down onto paper — well, down onto the screen :) which is hard because I don't have any reviews yet on my first erotic fiction title: The Fourth Floor, so it's difficult to know if I did it right... or wrong. If readers like it, I'll do some more. If they don't, I'll try something different. I'm a bit of an erotica virgin but I'm more than willing to learn!

What else I'm up to: walking my dog in the rain, so he can come back in and shake all over the cat. Naughty boy! He's big and black and beautiful and gentle and I love him. The cat, however, could take him or leave him...

Thank for the opportunity to share this with you!

Got a new book out? What's it called?


Kate Karrington: The Fourth Floor by Kate Karrington

Tell me about it.


Kate Karrington: WHEN SCHOOL TURNS SINISTER
Girl-on-girl, groups, exhibitionism, blindfolds and bondage… Journalist Sophie finds even her sexual appetite is pushed to the limit at the elite and mysterious School, where every kind of sex is on the curriculum. Sophie’s assignment with Sam — sexy, smouldering Sam — means going under cover with him to investigate a missing girl.

Soon Sophie is in dangerous territory, in every way: falling in love with Sam, delving into her own boundless sexuality and discovering more pleasure than she thought possible. She also discovers the fourth floor of The School hides a dark and terrifying secret. When things turn sinister, Sophie finds she is the hunted and not the hunter. Different Game. Higher stakes. Can she survive to tell the story?

Warning: This title contains explicit sex scenes: f/f sex, group sex, some anal and some bondage.

All reviews appreciated. Thanks for your time!

Where can readers buy it?

Kate Karrington: http://www.excessica.com/books/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=751

Where can readers find you?

Kate Karrington: Still working on a blog. Watch this space! But I can be contacted at karringtonkate@ymail.com

Or, of course, the Excessica site, if you fancy leaving a review: http://www.excessica.com/books/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=751

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Wanna Be Taken by "A Thief in the Night"?


I don't think I mentioned I've got a story in Kristina Wright's new anthology, Three of Hearts. This is an anthology of menage erotica, and I KNOW we've got plenty of threesome fans!

My story is called A Thief in the Night, and it'll appeal to those of you who like the darker side of erotic romance:

Hailey's got a thing for mysterious strangers. Unfortunately, she forgot to warn her new beau about the one who breaks into her apartment every Thursday night. Derek's a good sport when the "thief in the night" ties him up with his own belt and instructs him how to pleasure his girlfriend. Together, they can get Hailey off, but will their first threesome also be their last?

Want to read an excerpt?

They’d been out of each other’s lives for years, but when they met in that supermarket two weeks ago it was like picking up exactly where they’d left off. The friendship they’d abandoned in eighth grade, when they’d gone to different high schools, was still there between them. Right away, he felt close to her. Good ol’ Hailey, the gorgeous girl next door. With every date, he felt like he knew her even better, inside and out.

Now Derek didn’t know what to think. Somebody was sneaking around her apartment, and she seemed totally blasé about it. “Hailey, what’s happening?”

“Shhh!” She closed her eyes, pretending to sleep. “Just go with it, okay?”

Before he could think how to respond, the bedroom door burst open. Through the blackness of the threshold, he could just make out a shape. A body: a man, all in black. Even his face was covered with a dark balaclava. All Derek could really see in the filtered moonlight was the killer gleam in his eyes.

“Hailey!” Derek tried to reach for her, but his body turned to stone. He couldn’t even move his head. He could barely speak. “The phone. Where’s the phone? Call the police.”

“Looks like we’ve got company.” The burglar chuckled deeply. His voice was dark as the devil, the black rumble of a thundering bass line. “I wasn’t expecting a man in bed, but I guess I can play along.”

Want to find out how they play? Get yourself a copy of Three of Hearts today!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Pretty Books All in a Row

I've had this dream for a few years now: a dream of beautiful little books all lined up on a shelf.

In case you're not familiar with my Wedding Heat series, it consists erotic novelettes about characters attending a wedding weekend at a luxury resort. Some are straight, some are queer, some are virgins, some are vastly experienced.

My dream of seeing all these pretty little books with their pretty little covers is finally coming to fruition. The first THREE stories in the Wedding Heat series are now available as beautiful little books.

Wedding Heat: One in the Hand

Forget the happy couple-it's the guests that make this wedding sizzle!

In this first book of Giselle Renarde's Wedding Heat series, Aunt Cora and Uncle Dan are driving up to the weekend-long wedding retreat at a luxury resort. With their two grown kids asleep in the back seat, Cora tries to get handsy with her hubby. When Dan rejects her advances, afraid the kids will wake up or he'll miss his exit, will it ruin the weekend for Cora? Or does Dan have a naughty surprise up his sleeve?

Buy Now from https://www.createspace.com/5389025


Wedding Heat: Two in the Bush

Irene has been in love with her co-worker Brian for years, but she's never worked up the courage to tell him. When Maggie, a friend from the office, invites them to her wedding weekend at a woodland resort, Irene convinces Brian to share a room. Just when Irene is gearing up to make her move, she stumbles upon Brian making out with a beautiful stranger, Denitsa. Irene is crushed... until Denitsa finds a shocking way to bring the co-workers together.

Buy Now from https://www.createspace.com/5389059


 Wedding Heat: Skinny Dipping

Joey's a virgin. That's not the sort of thing he'd admit to most people, but when he meets Greg at his cousin Maggie's luxury woodland wedding retreat, he finds himself freely admitting to this embarrassing quality. Joey and Greg hit it off right away, teasing and taunting each other, but when Greg casually mentions that he's gay, Joey isn't sure how to react... not until a bunch of the guys strip naked for midnight skinny dipping in the man-made lake. Something tells Joey he won't be a virgin for long!

Buy Now from https://www.createspace.com/5389073




These three books will roll out across Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other retailers within the next few days and weeks, so keep an eye out.

Now all I need to do is finish the rest of the series! LOL

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tell me what you're up to, Tonya Kinzer!

Hello, my friends! Just a heads-up before we begin today's interview: I won't be around much this week, so if you don't see me tweeting as much as usual, there's nothing to worry about.

Okay, interview time! On with the show!


Giselle: Tell me what you're up to, Tonya Kinzer!

Tonya Kinzer: Doing promo for my latest release on Jan 23, Dreams Do Come True, bk 1 in the lesbian romance series, Through His Lens about a photographer and the models in his circle.

Giselle: Got a new book out? What's it called?

Tonya Kinzer: Dreams Do Come True

Giselle: Tell me about it.

Tonya Kinzer: Sandi’s career has taken off as a model and she loves her photographer…just not the way he wished she did. The men of her past abused her one too many times and the one woman in her life is being treated the same way. Can she get Kiera away from her abusive relationship and show her what true love really is? The two of them have been roommates for two years where Sandi has been forced to comfort her each time she’s been abused. Determined to put a stop to the abuse, Sandi has to show Kiera a new relationship already exists for her and that love can be better in HER arms.

Giselle: Where can readers buy it?

Tonya Kinzer: http://www.tonyakinzer.com/dreamsdocometrue

Giselle: Where can readers find you?

Tonya Kinzer: http://www.tonyakinzer.com/mybooks.htm

Friday, April 10, 2015

#MySexySaturday Moving May: A Stepbrother Romance

It's still Friday as I'm writing this--release day for my new novelette, Moving May: A Stepbrother Romance. Today also happens to be National Siblings Day. I couldn't have planned it better if I tried! (and, trust me, I didn't try--I didn't even know there was a National Siblings Day until I heard it on the radio this afternoon)

Remember how I called 2015 The Year of Queer and said I wouldn't be publishing any heteromance? I lied. Moving May is hardcore hetero. Stepbrother and stepsister don't get along, then she needs him to help her move and... stuff happens...

The truth of the matter is I stole this manuscript from Lexi Wood, the sock puppet who lives in my apartment rent-free and uses my WiFi and eats my food but never puts in for grocery money. Never! Not once! Even though her books sell way better than mine! She spends all her money on veterinary supplies and Ginsu knives. I think she's taking up taxidermy in the linen closet. I don't ask questions.

So, anyway, I stole this book from her. She kept complaining that it was too "romantic" and her readers wouldn't be into the whole stepbrother aspect. They're more the stepdaddy/daughter taboo smut types. Fine. A novelette full of rough sex with a dude who pushes his younger stepsister's limits? I'll take it.

I've selected a cleanish excerpt to share with you (wasn't easy, trust me. heh):

Ewan was quiet as we drove to my new place. He’d never liked me, but now he seemed especially angry. I don’t know why that turned me on so much. It’s so weird… like, when I first heard his voice on the phone it made me really aggravated and now I suddenly wanted to fuck him? Made no sense. I’d never liked this guy. What was the attraction?

“I never said thank you,” I managed, quietly, not wanting to distract him from his driving. “I should have thanked you about a billion times by now.”

He didn’t say anything. Wow, he looked really hot—I’m not talking sexy-hot now, I’m talking sweaty-hot… which was also sexy-hot, to me, because apparently I was losing my mind and I just wanted to throw my step-brother down and screw his brains out.

“Thanks for renting the van,” I said. “Thanks for coming over and helping me. I know you think I’m a princess and Daddy’s Little Girl and whatever, but I really do appreciate it.”

He kind of shrugged, expressionless. “It’s not like I had anything better to do.”

I slipped off my shoes and put my bare feet on the dash.

Ewan stiffened. “Put your feet down.”

Moving May is published by eXcessica, and BANNED BY APPLE! But it is available from:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VVRRUK4/ref=dondes-20
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00VVRRUK4
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/moving-may-giselle-renarde/1121712898
eXcessica: http://www.excessica.com/books/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25&products_id=865


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Flash Sale! $0.99 BDSM Billionaire Box Sets

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ROBVQEC?tag=dondes-20
FIFTY billionaire books by FIFTY authors, all bundled up into 4 box sets and sold for an unconscionably low price? I must be talking about be the Fifty by Fifty series.

And I am! And there's a flash sale going on RIGHT NOW where you can get these sets for only $0.99. Unbelievable, right? Less than $4 for 50 books!

My novel A MAN NEEDS A MAID appears in the third set. Maybe you already own a copy. If not, take this rare opportunity to grab all four box sets for only $0.99 apiece! Don't delay, because this flash sale ends April 10th. That's tomorrow.

If you want them, buy them NOW!

Shades of Submission: Fifty by Fifty #1:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ROBVQEC?tag=dondes-20

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00ROBVQEC?tag=pollyjadams-21
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/shades-submission-fifty-by/id954377406?mt=11
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shades-of-submission-amy-aday/1120978618?ean=2940150204034

Shades of Domination: Fifty by Fifty #2:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SDGU4X6?tag=dondes-20

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00SDGU4X6?tag=pollyjadams-21
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/shades-domination-fifty-by/id958193931?mt=11
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shades-of-domination-marian-tee/1121102520?ean=2940150006294

Shades of Control: Fifty by Fifty #3:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TH8UOSY?tag=dondes-20

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00TH8UOSY?tag=pollyjadams-21
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/shades-control-fifty-by-fifty/id966184326?mt=11
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shades-of-control-michelle-fox/1121206355?ean=2940150011779

Shades of Surrender: Fifty by Fifty #4:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00U6QHF8S?tag=dondes-20

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00U6QHF8S?tag=pollyjadams-21
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/shades-surrender-fifty-by/id972659200?mt=11
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shades-of-surrender-abby-weeks/1121340951?ean=2940151371346

ENJOY!
Giselle

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Listen hard. I'm in there somewhere.

Holiday weeks get me all muddled. I missed posting a Tell Me What You're Up To Tuesday interview yesterday, because all day I kept thinking it was Monday. Sorry about that. The feature will be back next week, if my brain can handle that.

Today's news is that The Big Book of Submission (an anthology of BDSM erotica edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel) is now available as an audiobook narrated by Rose Caraway.

I contributed a short story to this book--a VERY short story. They're all very short stories. Mine is called CRUSH and it features a woman in heels stepping on a dude's balls.

I'm smiling as I write this. And chuckling a little. hehehe...

Anyway, the audiobook is available from Audible: http://www.audible.com/pd/Erotica-Sexuality/The-Big-Book-of-Submission-Audiobook/B00VQFYTJG?tag=dondes-20

The paperback's cute too. It's kind of a fat, tiny book. You'll like it: http://www.amazon.com/Big-Book-Submission-Kinky-Tales/dp/1627780378/ref=dondes-20

Monday, April 6, 2015

Here's what's going to happen...


“Take off your top,” he growled.

“What? No! The neighbours…”

Ewan looked at me, eyes blazing. “We could invite them in. Meet the Welcome Wagon.”

I playfully smacked his cheek and his eyebrows went up, like he was asking, “Did you really just do that?”

Abandoning his post between my legs, my step-brother stood and grabbed my top. “What are you doing?” I shrieked, pulling it back down when he pulled it up. “You’re such a jerk, Ewan.”

“Oh, am I?” he asked, then tore my top over my head.

My first reaction was to turn around and make sure there was nobody outside.

“Showing off your bra to the hood?” Ewan asked.

That’s when I realized my breasts were smushed against the window. Gasping, I turned to face him. “I’m not taking off my bra. Don’t even think about it.”

“But you’re sooo close to naked.” He hooked his finger around the front, right between my breasts. With an almost cruel smirk, he pulled it forward and my boobs fell out with a subtle bounce. Then he said, “Undo the clasp, May.”

Moving May: A Stepbrother Romance
Coming Soon to eXcessica

Friday, April 3, 2015

Best of 2014: Music That Moved Me

Let me preface this post by saying I wrote it in January, then totally forgot about it, then found it in draft. Is April too late to share? Well, we've been talking music quite a lot here at Donuts and Desires, so I'm going with the better late than never approach.

Best of 2014: Music That Moved Me 

Last year I did a Best of 2013 post about the best movies I'd seen that year, the best music I'd heard that year, and the best books I'd read.  This year I read a lot of books but the only one that wowed me was Bonfire of the Vanities. I can't name a single movie I'd go out of my way to tell you about.

(EDIT: I was wrong. XXY. See this movie. See it. This one: http://www.amazon.com/XXy-Ricardo-Darin/dp/B001BMN35K/ref=dondes-20)

All that's left is the music.

And, let me tell you, it was SOME music!

Strangely (or not), the best albums I bought last year correspond exactly with the best live performances I saw. Here's a countdown of my top three:

3. Rufus Wainwright



The album is Vibrate. It's everything I want a Rufus Wainwright record to be--mostly because it's got all my favourite songs on it. It's a bit of a best-of dealie and I got it for $8, so kick-ass, I decry! I was a little gun-shy after feeling slightly let down by "Out of the Game," which I found a little lacking in substance. Or, maybe not substance, but lacking in that special something you're looking for when you listen to Rufus. I think I heard him say or read in an interview or telepathically drew out of his mind (? Way to cite your sources, Giselle) that he was going for a more mainstream audience with "Out of the Game," which is, I suppose why it didn't work for me. "Vibrate" did.

The live performance is... okay, I'm not going to lie to you. I couldn't afford a ticket for the concert I really wanted to see this summer.  It was an all-male love duets! Mens singin' to mens and whatnot. I would have died and gone to heaven... if I'd bought a ticket, because I wouldn't have been able to eat that month. So I didn't get to see it, though I heard it was amazing. BUT I did catch Rufus in concert a couple years ago at Luminato. Thank goodness for free concerts!

2. St Vincent



The Album is St. Vincent. I bought it solely because I loved her collaboration with David Byrne, "Love This Giant" (I did love that giant! I did!). "Love This Giant" is an outstanding album. I wanted more. "St. Vincent" IS that more. It picks up where "Love This Giant" leaves off.

The live performance was an outdoor NXNE concert.  I even skipped out on the Toronto Pride Opening Ceremonies in favour of St. Vincent, so that's commitment. (Also, they were like a block away from one another so... yeah). NXNE makes me feel old because I don't understand how to buy tickets (luckily this concert was free) and the other concertgoers in attendance are, on average, 57 years younger than me (which is incredible because I'm only in my thirties) but I just hang out by the police officers and all is well with the world. Highlight of the concert was "Prince Johnny," which intrigued me on the album. Live, that song was sooo and moving. I couldn't get enough.

1. Tanya Tagaq



The album is Animism, which has gone on to win awards because it's amazing. I'm gonna be Douchey Doucherson here and point out that I've been a fan of Tanya Tagaq since waaaaay before all yous guys were even born. So there! I never thought any album could compete with Auk/Blood, but this one does. I'm so delighted for her that she's received wide recognition for Animism. It is SO well-deserved.

The performance was her reclamation of Nanook of the North via throat-singing. I saw it at Luminato this summer and, my god! Talk about a life-changing experience. She had me mesmerized. I've wanted to see Tagaq live for years and I never thought it would happen. Listen, people, this is a show you NEED to see. Tagaq's concert was not only the top performance of the year, but without a doubt THE BEST thing I've ever seen on any stage anywhere at any time. Ever.

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So that's me. How about you guys?  Got a year in review for me, music-wise?  I found a new music service through the Toronto Public Library, so I'm hungry for recommendations. What was your favourite album of 2014 (doesn't have to be new, just one you bought or listened to this year)? What great concert did you attend?

I'm often hesitant to write about music because I'm no expert (one of my sisters has like a PhD or something in music, so I'm the blathering idiot of every conversation), but don't you be shy. I took a chance. So can you!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

#RandomBookIWrote Wednesday: Forbidden Folk



When Winter Green’s estranged mother dies, the two remaining members of her folk trio plead with Winter to come on tour. No way! Winter grew up on a tour bus. She’s got a different life now. She can’t go back.

She can never go back.

But Steven and Virginia hold one secret nobody else knows: the true identity of Winter’s mysterious father. Will her desire to meet him be enough to bring her back to the folk music fold? Or will it take forbidden love for her late mother’s bandmates to convince Winter to return to the life she fled at fifteen?

An erotic novelette from award-winning author Giselle Renarde.



Forbidden Folk
A Polyamorous Romance Novelette
by Giselle Renarde

Read an Excerpt:


“Steven?” I asked.

His hand cocooned mine. “Yes, Winter?”

“Did you ever think about…?”

He turned onto his side, so his chest was so close it grazed my tender nipples. When he spoke, I felt his breath against my lips. “Think about what, Winter?”

I couldn’t ignore the throb between my legs. I couldn’t fight it any longer. I barely had to move to kiss him, and that’s just what I did. Or did he kiss me? We moved for each other’s mouths simultaneously, opening to one another. His tongue swept mine into a frenzy as we gave in to the desire my mother had forbidden.

She must be spinning in her grave.

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Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00LOI2R4O
Amazon Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00LOI2R4O
Amazon Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00LOI2R4O
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/456828
All Romance Ebooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-forbiddenfolk-1566572-341.html
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