Mar 30

PreOrder Books for GRL 2016!

Sep 26

Turn The Page…. Special Sale (Shhh….)

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From now until October 10th there is a special preorder and release sale for those in the know! 25% OFF, but only for those that use the special coupon code over at Smashwords. Want the code? Yeah, of course you do! It’s HL43L. And yes, feel free to share with your friends–this is one time where sharing is a good thing, lol.

Want to know a little more about the anthology? Well, for my Novice project with the Abbey of the Brew City Sisters (Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence) I decided that my project, my way of helping the community, of helping others would be to use what I know. I’m an author by day, Sister by night, lol, so why not use what I know. Right? So I gathers a wonderful group of authors together and created an LGBTQ anthology where all the proceeds go to support Suicide Prevention and Awareness Programs!

Which ones, is a question I get asked constantly. Well… the Trevor Project. Prevent Suicide Wisconsin, Greater Milwaukee Chapter—they are hosted/run by Mental Health America of WI. Such wonderful people. They’re even coming to the release party on the 8th of October at Outwords Books in Milwaukee (yes, you’re all invited!). And last, but certainly not least, the Suicide Prevention Resource Center of UWM (Milwaukee).

Authors: Tempeste O’Riley, Dianne Hartsock, Nikki Prince, Grace R. Duncan, Sue Brown, Aine P Massie, Carole Cummings, Hope Ryan, Mark Zubro, Antonia Aquilante, Donovan Alekz Crane
Genre: LGBTQ Varied Romance
Cover Artist: Jess Small 
Publisher: Abbey of the Brew City Sisters
Published: October 7, 2016

Turn The Page…. began as a simple idea and grew from there. No matter how bad things seem to be, just turn the page, there’s more—better—things to come. This is only one chapter in your life. It’s not the whole story. With this simple idea, Novice Sister Eroti-Quill—whom most know better as Tempeste O’Riley—began their quest to help Suicide Prevention and Awareness programs in their area. They managed to con (excuse me, convince) other authors to donate their time and stories to the project, and now, many months later, Turn The Page…. is born!

The authors in this anthology donated their talent as a way to support Eroti-Quill’s hope for others, to help bring strength to programs that so desperately need funding. It will allow them show those that need support but may not have it, or that may be afraid to reach out, just how much love and understanding surrounds them. Turn The Page…. is a diverse range of stories about the journey of love, hope, and acceptance.

Proceeds go to help support suicide prevention and awareness programs.

Smashwords  -  Use HL43L for 25% OFF

Sep 22

Victory! Court orders WI school to immediately halt discriminatory policy against transgender student

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Our client Ash Whitaker, right, and his mom Melissa

The complaint in Whitaker v. Kenosha Unified School District No. 1 Board of Education alleges that KUSD’s policy of denying Ash access to the boys’ restrooms and other discriminatory actions—including school administrators’ insistence on using Ash’s birth name and female pronouns, the school’s repeated isolation of Ash from his peers on overnight school trips, and a proposed policy to require transgender students to wear green wristbands or stickers—violate Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

Source: Victory! Court orders WI school to immediately halt discriminatory policy against transgender student

Yes! I am thrilled to see this happen. I have been sick over this situation. I am so glad the courts have ruled this way. As a parent with a gender-fluid child, I have been sick with worry about where things were headed. Thank you Wisconsin for doing the right thing and putting a stop to the hate. Congratulations, Ash!

One more court on the side of right, on the side of good.

On a personal note: I am so thankful right now, you have no idea. My youngest has been having issues at school thanks to a principle that just can’t grasp gender-fluid, but this gives me hope that we can get the powers that be to back the child and do what’s right. I have a precedent to throw at them now.

Sep 20

WHISKERS OF A CHANCE is now out in #audiobook!

Guess what just went live…? WHISKERS OF A CHANCE is now out in #audiobook!!! Oh, and I just heard the sample for it and Craig Beck is totally yummy as my reader. I knew I wanted him just from the audition, lol, but he exceeded my expectations. I can’t wait to hear the full story done by that man Smile

 

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Jason Grant runs his own IT business from home, owns his own home, and has the best friend he could imagine. What he doesn’t have, or believe he will ever have, is love. When Jason catches a glimpse of his new neighbor on moving day, his libido ignites and his fascination in piqued. He even manages to concoct an excuse to go over and meet the man who makes him hope and want for more than he has in years.

Keith Skyler is a shifter in a world where his kind is known only to a few, but they don’t often mix and they never mate. Keith has been hoping for a mate since before he can remember, but gay lynx don’t have true mates. As far as he knows, they don’t have mates at all. However, while moving his little family across Seattle – and away from their tribe – his reality tips and spins more than he thought possible.

When these two men meet over a dish of five-cheese broccoli noodle casserole, sparks fly. Who knew a welcome-to-the-neighborhood gift could give both of them their chance at love?

Audible: http://www.audible.com/…/Whiskers-of-a-Chance-A…/B01LYU8EVZ/

Amz: http://smarturl.it/whiskers-amzaudio

 

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Sep 19

Grilled Eggplant Gyros with Fresh Tzatziki – Meatless Monday

Eggplant abounds at farmers’ markets this time of year and grilling season isn’t quite over yet, so whip up these flavorful gyros before it’s too late! The garlicky Greek yogurt tzatziki is the perfect compliment to the charred eggplant and the dish is topped off with mint leaves for a fresh kick. This recipe comes to us from

Source: Grilled Eggplant Gyros with Fresh Tzatziki – Meatless Monday

Aug 22

Chana Masala Kale Bowl – Meatless Monday

The seasoned chickpea dish chana masala, while traditionally meatless, gets a new twist in this recipe. Served over a kale alongside shredded beets and sunflower seeds, it’s part salad, part curry and totally delicious. This recipe comes to us from Alexandra of The New Baguette. Serves 4. For the chana masala: 1 tablespoon organic

Source: Chana Masala Kale Bowl – Meatless Monday

Jul 25

Blog Tour: Acceptance by Grace R. Duncan

Hello! And welcome back to the Acceptance blog tour. First off, thanks so much to Tempeste for letting me post today. It’s much appreciated!

Back at my stop on Drops of Ink, I talk about the time between the Patience epilogue, when Quincy and Miles first talk, and the beginning of Acceptance. Well, there’s roughly two months between the two and during that time, Miles and Quincy exchange a few emails, texts, etc. with each other in an attempt to get to know each other. At the aforementioned Drops of Ink, you can find a text conversation between them. Today, I’m sharing an email chain I thought you might enjoy.

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To: grant.miles86@gmail.com
From: quriousqat87@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 8:33 AM
I hate subject lines.

These will have to be limited. I’m still…not home. Text is the best for now, but I can send a few. Where were we?
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To: quriousqat87@gmail.com
From: grant.miles86@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 9:15 AM
Re: I hate subject lines.

I understand. Replies may be delayed, if I have an emergency. So, you were telling me something I didn’t know about you. Favorite food? Mine’s pot roast.
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To: grant.miles86@gmail.com
From: quriousqat87@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 9:45 AM
Re: Re: I hate subject lines.

I understand about the delays. And… sushi. Yes, really. What do you do for fun?
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To: quriousqat87@gmail.com
From: grant.miles86@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 10:11 AM
Re: Re: Re: I hate subject lines.

Sleep. Occasionally put on a fur coat and run around the forest. You?
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To: grant.miles86@gmail.com
From: quriousqat87@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 10:24 AM
Re: Re: Re: Re: I hate subject lines.

LOL! (That’s happening a lot with you. It’s weird.) I draw and collect info for people. You have to do something else.
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To: quriousqat87@gmail.com
From: grant.miles86@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 12:33 PM
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: I hate subject lines.

Well, occasionally I read. Is that how you met Chad?
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To: grant.miles86@gmail.com
From: quriousqat87@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 1:03 PM
Re: Re: Re: Re: I hate subject lines.

Yeah. What do you read? I tend to stick to manga.
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To: quriousqat87@gmail.com
From: grant.miles86@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 3:03 PM
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: I hate subject lines.

I’d rather not say., Um… have you travelled a lot?
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To: grant.miles86@gmail.com
From: quriousqat87@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 3:47 PM
Re: Re: Re: Re: I hate subject lines.

Why don’t you want to say? Not as much as I might like. Been to a few places with my father when I was young but not much since.
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To: quriousqat87@gmail.com
From: grant.miles86@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 5:24 PM
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: I hate subject lines.

You’ll laugh.
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To: grant.miles86@gmail.com
From: quriousqat87@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 5:29 PM
Re: Re: Re: Re: I hate subject lines.

Try me.
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To: quriousqat87@gmail.com
From: grant.miles86@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 6:03 PM
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: I hate subject lines.

Well, I like history…

… and gay romance. So… what do you draw?
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To: grant.miles86@gmail.com
From: quriousqat87@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 6:18 PM
Re: Re: Re: Re: I hate subject lines.

I won’t laugh. Half the manga I read has romance in it. I do graphic design for my job. But I like to draw characters and people. Did the wolves have a lot of destined mates?
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To: quriousqat87@gmail.com
From: grant.miles86@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 9:13 PM
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: I hate subject lines.

Sorry that took so long.

No. Well, it’s getting more common now that we know there are human mates. Still unusual, though. What brought you to Pittsburgh?
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To: grant.miles86@gmail.com
From: quriousqat87@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 9:40 PM
Re: Re: Re: Re: I hate subject lines.

Told you I don’t mind the delays.

School. Art Institute. You?
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To: quriousqat87@gmail.com
From: grant.miles86@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 10:03 PM
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: I hate subject lines.

My original pack thought it best if I got a fresh start. Somewhere – anywhere – else. Denver recommended here since they’re accepting.
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To: grant.miles86@gmail.com
From: quriousqat87@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 10:10 PM
Re: Re: Re: Re: I hate subject lines.

Ouch.

I’m glad you came here.
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Thanks again to Tempeste for sharing space with me today! I hope you enjoyed their email conversation.

Be sure to follow the tour here: http://www.grace-duncan.com/acceptance-blog-tour

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Blurb:

Dr. Miles Grant acknowledges that his destined mate could be either gender even though his bisexuality cost him his family and his pack. Luckily he found the Forbes Pack, who happily accept him just as he is. What he never counted on was finding his mate in Pittsburgh or for his mate to be another species entirely—a cat!

Quincy Archer isn’t just any jaguar shifter. He is the heir to the leadership of his pride. Destined mates are nothing but legend to the nearly extinct and generally solitary jaguars, and Quincy certainly never expected to find one for himself, much less a male… or a wolf.

However, finding each other and coming to terms with their species is the least of their worries. Quincy is expected to select a proper female mate, father a cub, and take his place as heir to the pride. Except Quincy refuses, having no interest in women or leadership and knowing he isn’t right for it. But his father will stop at nothing—not even attempting to kill Miles—to get his way. Quincy and Miles must overcome many obstacles to stay together as the destined mates they’re meant to be.

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About Grace

Grace Duncan grew up with a wild imagination. She told stories from an early age – many grace_nohateof which got her into trouble. Eventually, she learned to channel that imagination into less troublesome areas, including fanfiction, which is what has led her to writing male/male erotica.

A gypsy in her own right, Grace has lived all over the United States. She has currently set up camp in East Texas with her husband and children – both the human and furry kind.

As one of those rare creatures who loves research, Grace can get lost for hours on the internet, reading up on any number of strange and different topics. She can also be found writing fanfiction, reading fantasy, crime, suspense, romance and other erotica or even dabbling in art.

Find Grace here:

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Jun 24

Now out in #Audiobook by Tempeste O’Riley

Did you know that the first three books of the Desires Entwined series plus Caged Sanctuary are all audiobooks AND Whispersync ready? Desires’ Guardian and Temptations of Desire just came out! How sweet, right? I’m super excited and the voice, Jeff, is really a super nice guy (the good kind of nice, and the fun kind, promise Winking smile ). If you already have the Amazon Kindle version, you can upgrade to audio for only a few bucks more and have it so you can switch back and forth. I love that feature, personally. Signs of Desire is in the works, I’ll update you on it when I know more.

Below you’ll find all the fun links to the audios I have out now so you can grab your poison and give a listen. There’s over 24 hours of “reading” going on here that you can listen to while you’re jogging, driving, ignoring your annoying coworkers…. So have some fun, enjoy yourselves, and I thank each and every one of my readers and listeners!

Love y’all

Tempe 

Audiobook Details

Title: Designs of Desire
Series: Desires Entwined, book #1
Genre: Contemporary Erotic (lite) BDSM Gay Romance
Length: Unabridged, 6 hrs and 18 mins
Whispersync for Voice-ready: Yes
Published: December 04, 2013
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Narrator: Max Lehnen

Purchase Links

Dreamspinner Press
Audible.com
Amazon
iTunes

Audiobook Details

Title: Desires’ Guardian 
Series: Desires Entwined, book #2
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Gay Romance
Length: Unabridged 6 hrs and 39 mins
Whispersync for Voice-ready: Yes
Published: June 14, 2016
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Narrator: Jeff Gelder

Purchase Links

Dreamspinner Press
Audible.com
Amazon
iTunes

Audiobook Details

Title: Temptations of Desire
Series: Desires Entwined, book #3
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Bisexual Gay Genderfluid Romance
Length: Unabridged, 6 hrs and 17 mins
Whispersync for Voice-ready: Yes
Published: June 15, 2016
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Narrator: Jeff Gelder

Purchase Links

Dreamspinner Press
Audible.com
Amazon
iTunes

Audiobook Details

Title: Caged Sanctuary 
Series: Club Fierce, book #1
Genre: Contemporary Erotic BDSM Gay Romance
Length: Unabridged, 6 hrs and 26 mins
Published: September 24, 2015
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: DWS Photography
Narrator: Paul Morey

Purchase Links

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Audible.com
Amazon
iTunes

Jun 21

Review Day Tuesday: Hidden Gem by Lissa Kasey

Please take me with you. Or kill me. Anything but leave me in this misery for one more day.

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Series:
Hidden Gem, #1
Author: Lissa Kasey
Cover Artist: Shobana Appavu
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: Sept 26, 2014
Genre: BDSM / Mystery/Suspense / Other Paranormal / Science Fiction / Werewolves/Shapeshifters
Heat: You’ll need a cold shower and/or some private time
Length: 246 pages
Add to Goodreads 5 Stars

Misaki “Aki” Itou is a psi—a person with mutated DNA granting him psychic abilities. He’s also a contracted companion—a whore. It may not be the perfect profession, but having a roof over his head, food to eat, and not being subjected to torture is a dream come true. He is the top companion at the Hidden Gem, and it makes him enough money to buy the prettiest, most sparkly shoes he can find.

Shane McNaughton is an Irishman who survived the Third World War and works as a cop. Head of Missing Persons, he’s good at finding people, but after the plague of the Third mutated his DNA, he has a hard time letting anyone see the monster inside. He’s been paying for Aki’s services for two years, both the psi and the sexual kind, but he wants more from the companion.

Shane needs Aki’s ability to see into another person’s past to track down a serial killer murdering the children of rich and powerful men, but the more they work together, the clearer it becomes that they are linked through a darker past than either of them realizes.

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Review:

Aki’s life has been a combination of nightmare, pain, loss, abuse, torture, and oddly, most recently family and maybe even love. He can’t touch people unless he wants to be subjected to their thoughts, pain, and memories. This is kind of a problem since he’s also a companion(whore)—the top paid one in the all of City M, in fact. Being a psi isn’t easy and isn’t something he can hide—their eyes give them away. There are only two exceptions to his touching issues, his best friend, Candy (also a companion) and Paris (a senator who was once a companion at the Hidden Gem just like Aki), not that anyone knows why they can touch him and it not send Aki into convulsions and nightmares.

Detective Shane McNaughton—whom Aki and Candy call the big DM, lol—hasn’t had a great life either. He’s the product of a plague that spread through the ranks of the Northern soldiers at the end of the 3rd World War. He survived, but it changed him. He is now a genetic mutation who must change monthly into his animal form. It’s not tied to the moon and it’s lycanthropy, per se, but it is painful, dangerous, and most don’t survive the first change. He did and that was decades ago.

There’s a serial killer on the loose killing kids and then mutilating them. McNaughton seeks Aki’s help but that comes with a lot of risk to Aki as his powers are never kind to him. All this is intermixed with the two of them trying to deal with the realization of desires, needs, kink, sparkly shoes (Aki has a serious pretty shoe fetish that Shane is more than happy to help feed), Aki’s past coming to light—a past he didn’t remember!—and more.

This is not your simple little story that will be a quick, easy read for a lunch break. It is however a sexy, sensual, read that will have you turning the pages to try to figure out what’s going to happen next, what happened to Aki, who the hell the baddie is, and just where did he come from…. There are so many layers that I reread the book before I reviewed it, not wanting to have missed anything. And yes, I enjoyed it just as much the second time!

As anyone that’s read my books know, I have a thing for food and clothing in my stories… and I just l o v e Aki’s wardrobe and shoe horde. This is not a shelf or even collection, I assure you. I promise, the mention of these trappings and more are in no way extras or fluff. It always adds to the scene and the character in a positive way and often makes you understand them just a little more. I’ve never seen clothing, shoes, and makeup used so skillfully!

Hidden Gem is an incredible thriller, a stunning and creative romance, and a true Lissa Kasey story. I cannot wait to read Cardinal Sins (book 2) and cannot recommend this book highly enough.

About the Author:

treeLissa Kasey lives in St. Paul, MN, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing, and collects Asian Ball Joint Dolls who look like her characters. She has three cats who enjoy waking her up an hour before her alarm every morning and sitting on her lap to help her write. She can often be found at Anime Conventions masquerading as random characters when she’s not writing about boy romance.

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*eBook copy given by author in exchange for honest review.

Jun 20

Rainbow Veggie Pizza – Meatless Monday

In celebration of Pride Month and all the flavor, nutrition and delight that a rainbow of colorful veggies has to offer, we’re excited to share this fantastic recipe from Tawnie of Kroll’s Korner. Whip one up for a Meatless Monday meal to share tonight! Serves 2-4 1/2 red onion, chopped 1/3 cup broccolini 1/2 cup

Source: Rainbow Veggie Pizza – Meatless Monday

Jun 19

Enter to Win #Audiobook of “Temptations of Desire”

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