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Oct 15

#RainbowSnippets: Happy Birthday To Me from Turn The Page….

RAINBOW SNIPPETS (1)Welcome to Rainbow Snippets! Today, come meet Dave and Master Nikky from Happy Birthday To Me from Turn The Page….

* * *

“Jase, I… I don’t sub anymore. Why would you take me to a BDSM club? T-to that club?”

The sigh could not be missed. Jase didn’t look at Dave, focusing his attention on the road, even as he started speaking. “You own half of Sovereign, Dave. Why would I take you to some other club? It’s your club.”

“Was.”

“Is.”

“It was—”

“Is,” Jase growled. “Sovereign is half yours. You named it.”

“I haven’t stepped foot in there in two years and don’t see why I should change that now.”

* * *

Happy Birthday to Me by Tempeste O’Riley

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When Dave’s best friend drags him out for his birthday—nearly kicking and screaming, he finds more than he expected at Sovereign, the BDSM club he half owned but had refused to step foot in for two years other than for administrative things while it was closed. He didn’t go to clubs. He didn’t sub anymore. Period.

Well… until he sees Master Nicky. Then his plans for his birthday change and he decides that maybe giving himself a present, might not be quite such a bad idea after all.



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.



If you would like to donate to this project, you can do so through PayPal via the Abbey of the Brew City Sisters (the PayPal email to send it to is brewcitysisters@yahoo.com). You just have to note on there that it’s for the Turn the Page…. project (that way the treasurer knows where to put it 😉 ). Or you can click the pretty button below.

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Oct 08

#RainbowSnippets: Happy Birthday To Me from Turn The Page….

RAINBOW SNIPPETS (1)Welcome to Rainbow Snippets! Today, come meet Dave and Master Nikky from Happy Birthday To Me from Turn The Page….

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“Master Nicky isn’t like your usual Dom, Dave, and you’ve not played in ages. You sure you want this? ’Cause if you keep flirting with him, that’s what he’s going to expect.”

“Not like my previous Doms sounds like a good idea and you brought me to a club, to my club, but I’m not allowed to show interest in someone? What gives, Jase?” His previous Doms all turned out to be either one-night adventures or users that left him, Rex being the worst. Showing up early to the club he helped run, with his Dom and lover, to find him playing with someone else… on top of his desk, no less! That was not the kind of Dom he wanted again, thanks!

“I’m just worried for you. You’ve refused to go out at all until now. Hell, I had to basically bully you into coming out tonight, but now you’re flirting with the first Dom to pay you attention. One that’s known for being intense and is always in demand, even with the whole Goth boy, fem thing he’s got going on.” Jase paused, his face taking on a thoughtful look.

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Happy Birthday to Me by Tempeste O’Riley

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When Dave’s best friend drags him out for his birthday—nearly kicking and screaming, he finds more than he expected at Sovereign, the BDSM club he half owned but had refused to step foot in for two years other than for administrative things while it was closed. He didn’t go to clubs. He didn’t sub anymore. Period.

Well… until he sees Master Nicky. Then his plans for his birthday change and he decides that maybe giving himself a present, might not be quite such a bad idea after all.



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.



If you would like to donate to this project, you can do so through PayPal via the Abbey of the Brew City Sisters (the PayPal email to send it to is brewcitysisters@yahoo.com). You just have to note on there that it’s for the Turn the Page…. project (that way the treasurer knows where to put it 😉 ). Or you can click the pretty button below.

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Oct 07

LGBTQ Anthology Helps Prevent Real-Life Tragedies

That was only the end of the chapter, not your whole story….

Guess what? I have a new story that’s out today! It’s part of the Turn The Page….  donation anthology. There are three much needed charities that the proceeds go to—all are dedicated to suicide prevention and awareness: Prevent Suicide Wisconsin (run by the Mental Health America of WI), The Trevor Project, and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center of UWM (Life Happens. UWM Cares – Milwaukee).

 

 

Happy Birthday To Me
(from the Turn The Page…
. donation anthology) 
by Tempeste O’Riley

M/M BDSM Contemporary Erotic Romance

Publisher: Abbey of the Brew City Sisters
Cover Artist: Jess Small
Release Date: October 7, 2016 (ebook/print)
Length: Novel / 270 pages

When Dave’s best friend drags him out for his birthday—nearly kicking and screaming, he finds more than he expected at Sovereign, the BDSM club he half owned but had refused to step foot in for two years other than for administrative things while it was closed. He didn’t go to clubs. He didn’t sub anymore. Period.

Well… until he sees Master Nicky. Then his plans for his birthday change and he decides that maybe giving himself a present, might not be quite such a bad idea after all.

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About the Anthology (Idea behind the project):

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.

M/M, F/F, Transgender, Genderfluid
Contemporary, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, BDSM, Romance
(Each story is unique and special, so the genre varies wildly. All are LGBTQ)

by Tempeste O’Riley, Dianne Hartsock, Nikki Prince, Grace R. Duncan, Sue Brown, Aine P Massie, Carole Cummings, Hope Ryan, Mark Zubro, Antonia Aquilante, D. Zander Crane

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“Damn, does he always sound like he’s having sex when he eats spicy chocolate?” Nicky asked someone, drawing Dave’s attention away from his treat.

“Huh? What?” he asked, then carefully licked the edge of one of the tines of his fork that still held a bit of the frosting. No way was he wasting any of this cake.

“You, boy,” Nicky replied. “You sound like your own private orgy over there with your cake. I’m wondering if there’s something different in yours or if you always sound like that.”

“With chocolate that has chilis in it in a proper balance and is high-quality? Yeah, pretty much,” Jase answered for him.

Price, a Dom he’s subbed for a few times before he had become Rex’s boy—though they’d parted ways on good terms—was also at the table. He smiled as he commented, “He’s an amazing cook. This is good, but his version is even better.”

Dave ducked his head, his face hot and his hands twitchy as he fought to not do something embarrassing. He startled when a booted foot suddenly nudged his feet apart. Dave looked up and realized it had to be Nicky. He mouthed “what?” to which Nicky raised his foot so he could run is up and down Dave’s calf and thigh.

Gulping, Dave nodded and spread his legs a little wider, giving Nicky access. He had said he wanted to know him more and had kind of openly shown that he might want to play. He hadn’t expected Nicky—Master Nicky? Um…. He’d just stick with Sir for now. Yeah, that would work, he hoped.—to take him up on his interest without talking at all first. But, this wasn’t really a scene, and he wasn’t saying no, so….

“Dave? Shouldn’t you say thank you to Master Price?” Jase looked at him with that same mother hen stare he had off and on for two years now. Dave knew why, and the reminder made him want to cover his marred wrist, the one he thought about having a tattoo put on to cover the mistake he’d made. But, he was a teacher and so he didn’t get one.

Pushing away the painful memories and trying to not let what Nicky was doing to him under the table show on his face, Dave cleared his throat and turned back to Price and said, “My apologies. Thank you. Maybe I will make my own cake next year and bring it in to share, now that it seems I’m having my party here from now on.” He fought a groan when Nicky pushed with the toe of his boot against Dave’s groin. He closed his eyes for a moment and let out a shaky breath that he hoped the others would think was him stealing himself for what he was saying. “Maybe I’ll even make some of the ice cream and such I used to make to go with it next time.”

There was a round of eager replies and wishes that he would do just that, even from the ones he didn’t know. It seemed that his deserts were well known, even in his absence. Huh!

The men continued to chat, though Dave only really focused on Nicky. Well, and Nicky’s boot in his lap that every so often would press on his groin or do a series of taps, making him insanely hard, then press hard again, trapping his hard cock, driving him insane with want and need. The Dom was good, he had to give him that. He hadn’t touched him with his skin and had him on edge once or twice, even though they were just talking. Sorta.

“So, what do you teach, Dave?” Nicky asked at one point.

“Hmm?” It took a moment to drag his focus away from his dick and Nicky’s boot. “Um, finance, accounting, and the AP versions as well. I also head the GSA at the school. I’m hoping next year to have a co-leader, but so far, no luck. We have some new hires coming in, so maybe I can con one of the newbies,” he added with a soft chuckle. He wouldn’t actually do that to someone just coming in, but it was fun to threaten. It would be nice to have help, but that was true of so many things in life.

Just as the thoughts started getting to him, Nicky pressed on his dick again, distracting him and focusing his attention squarely on what he hoped they might get up to later.

“Mmm…. So a sexy sub, an excellent cook, if your friends are to be believed, and a brain to go with. I can’t wait to unwrap you,” Nicky purred.

Dave tried to respond, but all he managed was a manly squeak.

Tempeste O’Riley

Homo-Erotic Romance Author, Tempeste O’Riley is an out and proud pansexual genderfluid whose best friend growing up had the courage to do what they couldn’t – defy the hate and come out. He has been their hero ever since. Tempe is a hopeless romantic who loves strong relationships and happily-ever-afters. They count their friends, family, and Muse as their greatest blessings in life.

Tempe is also a PAN member of Romance Writers of America®, Rainbow Romance Writers, and WisRWA.

Website * Blog * Twitter * Facebook * Tempeste’s Temptations


Oct 07

Welcome LE Frank & The Dirty Dozen Blog Hop

“Dirty Dozen blog hop – 12 GRL Authors – 12 Question Q&A – 12 e-book giveaway”

Hello my loves! Today is a special day for me. Today my anthology Turn The Page…. released (see other post, lol) and I have the wonderful LE Franks visiting me. Each year the Dirty Dozen gears up for GRL and we have a blast both before and at GRL. We’re “dirty”, what’s not to love, right? Winking smile

This year, each author came up with a question and we all took turns answering them, so it’s an interview that’s fun and informative, lol. So, let’s get started!

Thank you LE for visiting me today. It’s a very special day and you just make it all the more so….

Tams – If you could spend the day with one of your characters, which one would it be, and why?

My vegan squirrel shifter Jamie – I’d probably make him shift over and over again while I eat the peanut butter and fresh strawberry sandwiches he made for us… that sh*t would never get old.

Jeff – What are you working on currently and what’s it’s inspiration?

I’m working of The Art of Pie – inspired by a childhood of summers visiting my grandparents in Gold Beach Oregon. It’s a story of summer boyhood friends separated when they’re eleven, then meeting up again twenty years later, the town and Oregon coast feature heavily in the story.

Wade – If the lead character in your current novel were to read your other books, which one would be his/her favorite and why?

Nick Valentine would get a kick out of my short “Of Nuts And Men” – he’d relate to the craziness of my Squirrel shifter Jamie and he’d particularly like how I refer to his adoptive clan of big cats as the “Frat Boys of the shifter world”.

Jake – If all of your MCs were thrown into a strange and dangerous world where survival relies on ingenuity, creativity, common sense who would come out on top?

Gotta tip the evolutionary hat to the wolf shifters – they have twice the resources and are habitually cranky enough to keep on fighting – so my bet would be on Carlo Montefiori – from Prodigal Wolf (co-written with Sara York). Of course he’d be dragging along his crush Angelo, the alpha wolf spending his time as a marine so if they can stop bitching each other out they’d be unstoppable.

Brandon – What musician or album do you think people should listen to as they read your work because it fits the soul of your words (either a specific title or your writing in general)?

U2’s No Line on The Horizon – I could listen to that album on repeat forever…

Morticia – If you could be one of your characters and live their life, who would it be and why?

In my new WIP – The Art of Pie – I’d love to step into the shoes of Finn Tolliver – he’s a renowned artist, has inherited an apartment in Paris and is madly in love with his boyhood crush. I had some very hot crushes in my day….

Tempeste – If you could be a fruit, any fruit, which would you be and why?

I’d be a kiwi. Strangely in need of a shave on the outside, deliciously tart on the inside, and with just a touch of sweet to bring you back for more.

Jordan – What is the thing you enjoy most about gatherings like GRL?

It might be a cliché but true… it’s that moment when I walk through the lobby doors and am greeted by my tribe – a group of like-minded, lovely men and women coming together to celebrate gay romance. It’s like coming home.

LE Franks – What is the most vivid romantic moment from any film that has lingered the longest and meant the most to you…. and why?

The first kiss between Tom Cruise & Renee Zellweger in Jerry Maguire – it was a perfect moment on screen and it hit me for the first time that as a newlywed – my days for first kisses was likely over. It stuck with me.

K-Lee – If you could take any fictional couple or character (television, movies, real-life, books) and add them to one of your books, who would it be and why?

Wow. Such a tough question K-Lee… It would have to be Uncle Duke from the Doonesbury comic strip – I’d love to have him hanging out in the 6 Days Frisson bar drinking martinis, and plotting insurrections of third world dictatorships along with Carmen and Nick, while FatBoy tries to keep a lid on things.

AE – What kind of quirky habits do you have before or during the time you write?

I find some annoying pop song, stick my headphones in and listen it on repeat for hours. It’s the only thing that blocks out the ambient noise of teenage-dom. Sort of like fighting fire with fire.

Alexa – When you write, do your characters hijack the story, or do you keep a tight grip on the reins?

My first story was totally hijacked. FatBoy, the main interest in 6 Days to Valentine was really only supposed to be the bouncer – he just muscled his way into the main action. Characters…what can you do?

 

 

6 Days to Get Lucky
(Sequel to 6 Days to Valentine)

Mixologist Nick Valentine never thought love was in the cards, but after a scorching Valentine’s Day kiss from bouncer Davis "FatBoy" Newman, he’s beginning to think it’s possible. After four weeks of dry spell, Nick’s losing patience–it’s time FatBoy stop acting the gentleman and just throw him over the bar or Nick may just change his mind.

All FatBoy wants is a shot at winning Nick’s heart. As long as meddling bosses, an Irish hurling team and a bar riot don’t ruin his chances forever, he might just get lucky and take the man of his dreams, home.

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About the Author

LE Franks lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, one teenager, and two cats bent on world domination while she writes about gay men in pursuit of love. Her stories are a unique mix of humor and drama with enough suspense to produce fast paced stories filled with emotion and passion, and featuring characters that are quirky and complicated and sometimes a little bit dark.

LE is a best selling author and finalist for 2013 & 2014 Rainbow Awards, and contributing author to Semper Fidelis, 3rd place winner for Best LGBT Anthology 2015 from both Divine Magazine Awards and Goodreads MM Romance Group Members Choice Awards. Her books are available through her publishers at MLR Press, Dreamspinner Press, Wilde City Press, and Pride Publishing, and through online booksellers everywhere.

Check out LE’s books at: www.lefranks.com

Contact LE: email: le.franks.books@gmail.com

Blog: https://lefranks.wordpress.com

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Oct 03

That was only the end of the chapter, not your whole story….

That was only the end of the chapter, not your whole story….

 

Turn The Page…. a donation anthology
by Tempeste O’Riley, Dianne Hartsock, Nikki Prince, Grace R. Duncan, Sue Brown, Aine P Massie, Carole Cummings, Hope Ryan, Mark Zubro, Antonia Aquilante, D. Zander Crane

M/M F/F Transgender Genderfluid
Contemporary Urban Fantasy / Paranormal BDSM Romance
(Each story is unique and special, so the genre varies wildly. All are LGBTQ)

Publisher: Abbey of the Brew City Sisters
Cover Artist: Jess Small
Release Date: October 7, 2016 (ebook/print)
Length: Novel / 270 pages

 

PreOrder: Amazon  B & N  Create Space Smashwords iBooks 

Description:

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.

 

Individual Blurbs

Happy Birthday to Me by Tempeste O’Riley

When Dave’s best friend drags him out for his birthday—nearly kicking and screaming, he finds more than he expected at Sovereign, the BDSM club he half owned but had refused to step foot in for two years other than for administrative things while it was closed. He didn’t go to clubs. He didn’t sub anymore. Period.

Well… until he sees Master Nicky. Then his plans for his birthday change and he decides that maybe giving himself a present, might not be quite such a bad idea after all.

Robin’s Confession by Dianne Hartsock

How can Robin find true love without accepting himself first?

Purr by Nikki Prince

Sasha’s love was in imminent danger. All she wanted was to keep Tori safe. Stay at the cabin wait for the verdict from the council. That’s all they had to do. One little dip in the lake couldn’t hurt could it?

Lockdown by Grace R. Duncan

Gylam’s never been that great at communication and this time he’s gone too far. His penchant for keeping his mouth shut resulted in a disastrous trip to the local dungeon. Jackson, his partner—both cop and at home—and Dom, is well familiar with Gylam’s tendencies. The punishment he gives Gylam is just shy of his limits, but Gylam knows he’s earned it. It remains to be seen if it teaches him anything, though.

Ducks in a Row by Sue Brown

David spends his afternoons feeding the ducks, a peaceful activity until the day Jeff and his Labrador dog burst into his life. David and Jeff get to know one another, punctuated by Bozo’s mishaps, but David is unwilling to share all his secrets. Will Jeff give him the time he needs?

Butterflies by Aine P Massie

Kyndra visits Jaiden’s shop for a little birthday shopping but is there for more than the pretty blown glass designs she makes—lovely though they are. What she really wants is a date with the beautiful craftswoman. But can she push her fears aside and ask, or will her past get in the way? With Jaiden’s help, can who Kyndra is inside finally shine?

Once Step Back by Carole Cummings

When Sahir is busy running for his life, it never occurs to him that the being in wrong place at the wrong time might turn into the right place at the right time. Not until he literally collides with Nicholas and salvation comes by way of magical intervention. But when Nicholas ends up being the one who really needs help, Sahir has to decide the best way to give it—and how to offer it to someone who can’t even figure out if he wants it.

Superheroes by Hope Ryan

Many people reach a point where they think life can’t get any worse. Rock bottom, where the future is so bleak, they begin to ask, “why bother?”

When homeless gay man Wayne Kent reaches that point, standing on a Pittsburgh bridge on a cold Tuesday in April, the last thing he expects is to get stopped—especially by a man named Bruce Clark.

But Bruce has been there, he’s seen that, he’s thought and felt the things Wayne is now and he refuses to see the beautiful, hurting man become another statistic. Coffee and a sandwich is a first step and Bruce hopes it’ll lead to a permanent step up for Wayne. And maybe even a step toward more together.

Unworthy by Mark Zubro

A love lost over half a century ago. Is there really redemption for all of our regrets, or at least perhaps for one regret? A chance to change the decision you made over half a century ago, or at least a chance to say what was unsaid, to say what could be said now? The love you missed so long ago, and if you could have one moment again, once last chance.

Love and Hope and Magic by Antonia Aquilante

Once each century, a ritual is performed, the magic of which sustains the land and protects it and its people for the century to come. But the person who performs the ritual never survives. This time Ailill is chosen. He is honored and content with his fate, but his best friend Lorcan is not. Lorcan can’t accept the loss of Ailill and can’t see a life without the man he thinks of as his other half. But Ailill knew Lorcan perhaps better than Lorcan knows himself, and he knew a life of love and magic is waiting for Lorcan after Ailill is gone, if only Lorcan can find the courage to reach for it.

Façade by D. Zander Crane

David struggles with his gender identity as he searches his city for a woman-murdering madman in his female alter-ego, Façade. Can he overcome his depression and confusion long enough to stop the Grinning Reaper?

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About the Authors

Tempeste O’Riley

Homo-Erotic Romance Author, Tempeste O’Riley is an out and proud pansexual genderfluid whose best friend growing up had the courage to do what they couldn’t – defy the hate and come out. He has been their hero ever since. Tempe is a hopeless romantic who loves strong relationships and happily-ever-afters. They count their friends, family, and Muse as their greatest blessings in life.

Tempe is also a PAN member of Romance Writers of America®, Rainbow Romance Writers, and WisRWA.

Website: http://tempesteoriley.com/

Dianne Hartsock

Dianne is the author of paranormal/suspense, fantasy adventure, m/m romance, and anything else that comes to mind. She lives in the beautiful Willamette Valley of Oregon with her incredibly patient husband, who puts up with the endless hours she spends hunched over the keyboard letting her characters play. She says Oregon’s raindrops are the perfect setting in which to write. There’s something about being cooped up in the house with a fire crackling on the hearth and a cup of hot coffee warming her hands, which kindles her imagination.

Currently, Dianne works as a floral designer in a locally-owned gift shop. Which is the perfect job for her. When not writing, she can express herself through the rich colors and textures of flowers and foliage.

Website: http://diannehartsock.wordpress.com/

Nikki Prince

Nikki Prince is a mother of two, who’s always had a dream to be a published author in the romance genre. Her passion lies in raising her children as readers, gaming, cooking, reading and her writing. Her mother can now breathe easy about the child who used to get in trouble because she was hiding books everywhere and reading when it wasn’t appropriate.

Nikki’s a multi-published author with several epublishing houses. She loves to write Interracial romances in all genres, but wants to let everyone know to not box her in, because there is always room for growth.

Nikki’s also a member of Romance Writers of America National chapter and is president of the OCC/RWA local chapter. She is also a member of the online chapter Passionate Ink RWA, The Beaumonde RWA, and the Rainbow Romance Writers (RRW).

Website: http://authornikkiprince.com

Grace R. Duncan

Real, erotic, forever… Grace Duncan grew up with a wild imagination. She told stories from an early age – many of 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.

Website: http://www.grace-duncan.com

Sue Brown

Sue Brown is owned by her dog and two children. When she isn’t following their orders, she can be found plotting at her laptop. In fact, she hides so she can plot, and has become an expert at ignoring the orders.

Sue discovered M/M erotica at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favorite television series. She had an Aha moment and put pen to paper that same day. Sue may be late to the party, but she’s made up for it since, writing fan fiction until she was brave enough to venture out into the world of original fiction.

Website: http://www.suebrownstories.com/

Áine P Massie

Áine is a proud member of the Rom-Critters, the Romance Writers of America®, WisRWA, and Rainbow Romance Writers. Áine has always had a particular fascination with vampires, mythology, and the unusual. When she can escape from her children and books, she enjoys… oh yes, reading, playing, ritual, a good cappuccino, and working with her healing stones.

Her first published work came in high school where she was part of a writing and drama group. However, she has been reading the likes of Shakespeare and Poe since late elementary school and enjoys most forms of fiction.

Website: http://apmassie.com

Carole Cummings

Carole lives with her husband and family in Pennsylvania, USA, where she spends her time trying to find time to write. Recipient of various amateur and professional writing awards, she is the author of nine published speculative fiction novels, two series, and… more short stories than she can keep track of.

Website: www.carolecummings.com

Hope Ryan

Young adult/new adult author who loves to write the tough stuff…but always with a happy ending.

Hope Ryan is an out and proud bigender, bisexual, wife of a loving guy and mother to three, including an amazingly brave genderfluid son. She loves to write about the tough stuff, but also wants to see her characters happy in the end. She feels strongly about showing there is hope for everyone, no matter where you come from, how you identify your gender or who you love. Hope likes to play board and card games and can often be found playing God with her Sims or running around, fighting monsters in a virtual version of Middle Earth. Her TV and movie preferences lean towards anime, sci-fi and fantasy, though she’ll never turn down a good happily ever after love story, either. As long as there are explosions or action, she’s happy. She loves to read books of all kinds, though prefers stories about love in its many forms.

Website: http://www.hoperyan.com

Mark Zubro

Mark Zubro is the author of thirty-four novels and five short stories. His book A Simple Suburban Murder won the Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Men’s mystery. His latest young adult mystery, Gentle, is just out. His science fiction trilogy, Alien Danger, continues to outperform expectations. He spends his time reading, writing, napping, and eating chocolate.

Website: http://markzubro.com

Antonia Aquilante

Antonia Aquilante has been making up stories for as long as she can remember, and at the age of twelve, decided she would be a writer when she grew up. After many years and a few career detours, she has returned to that original plan. Her stories have changed over the years, but one thing has remained consistent – they all end in happily ever after.

Born and raised in New Jersey, she is living there again after years in Washington, DC, and North Carolina for school and work. She enjoys being back in the Garden State but admits to being tempted every so often to run away from home and live in Italy.

She is a member of the Romance Writers of America and the New Jersey Romance Writers.

Website: www.antoniaaquilante.com

D. Zander Crane

D. Zander Crane is an aspiring, if occasional author, computer troubleshooter, and semi-professional putt-putt golf commentator. He resides in West Chester, Ohio, with the ghost of his mother, a Manx named Hae Yu, and a dozen unfinished manuscripts. His inspiration is long-time friend Tempe.

eMail: donovanacrane@gmail.com

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

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