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18 Apr '14

LGBT Fiction Event Day 18 : Vanessa North talks Demisexuality in her new MM book and offers an exciting eARC giveaway

LGBT Fiction Event Day 18 : Vanessa North talks Demisexuality in her new MM book and offers an exciting eARC giveaway

  Erotic content is a big part of my writing, and I don’t think that’s ever going to change. Yet, I decided to write a book about a gay character who falls under the asexuality umbrella. Demisexuals do not experience primary sexual attraction—they must form an intense emotional connection first. When I first came across a description of demisexuality, I dropped everything and read everything I could find about primary vs. secondary sexual attraction—I was fascinated because secondary sexual attraction explained so much about romantic attachment and how it sustained sexual attraction in long-term relationships of the Happily Ever After variety. And then, I wrote Adam Walker—a demisexual gay romantic. As a writer, I saw a chance to explore the opposite of insta-love or even insta-lust. Here we have a character who isn’t attracted to another person without the emotional connection. He didn’t need just anyone—he needed Harris. And yet—I wanted to dispel this myth that asexual or demisexual people are passionless—Adam is a passionate character. He loves flying, he… Keep Reading »

17 Apr '14

LGBT Fiction Event Day 17 : Zoe Rider interviews her rock star characters & offers a giveaway

LGBT Fiction Event Day 17 : Zoe Rider interviews her rock star characters & offers a giveaway

  The news broke over the weekend: musicians Brian March and Dylan Denault, founding members of Attack From Space, are “together.” Fans have had much to say about it—not surprisingly—but the guys themselves have until now given a “no comment” to the press. I’m not sure what to expect when I arrive at their rehearsal space. It’s not Brian or Dylan who answer the door but Dylan’s sister, Kelsey. She points to the other end of the room, where a few cast-off chairs and an old, scratchy couch with duct tape over one of the cushions are gathered, all of them empty. She’s in the middle of a call. I imagine there are a lot of calls right now. Taking a seat on one of the chairs, I run through my notes again, raising my head when the door opens and Brian and Dylan come through, Brian smiling like Dylan’s just told him a joke. Dylan, on the other hand, looks a little wary, like he’s about to face a… Keep Reading »

16 Apr '14

LGBT Fiction Event Day 16 : Reesa Herberth introduces the playlist to her work & offers a giveaway

LGBT Fiction Event Day 16 : Reesa Herberth introduces the playlist to her work & offers a giveaway

  Hey everyone, I’m Reesa Herberth. Thanks to Nix for having me! I decided to do a collection of songs that represented the main characters and feel in the Ylendrian Empire space opera universe, and I’ve created a playlist (below) so you can take a whirl through my personal soundtracks for the books. First, from the Rainbow Award-winning space opera caper, The Slipstream Con, we’ve got our three main characters: Kellen Frey – A Good Idea at the Time | OK Go: This is the perfect song for a man not known for his restraint. See also: lusting after the married bounty hunters chasing him across the ‘verse. Tal Serafine-Reyes – Backfire | MuteMath: See Tal make plans. See Tal worry. See Tal accidentally fall in love with the thief he and his wife are supposed to be turning in for a bounty. Look at Tal squirm! Poor Tal. Vanya Serafine-Reyes – Nocturnals | Peter Gabriel: Vanya’s past isn’t so much shadowy as ink black. Lucky for Kellen, she finds… Keep Reading »

15 Apr '14

LGBT Fiction Event Day 15 : Amber Belldene explains how reader empathy can make romance erotic (Incl. series giveaway)

LGBT Fiction Event Day 15 : Amber Belldene explains how reader empathy can make romance erotic (Incl. series giveaway)

  Here’s a little secret about me: pretty much anything will turn me on, if it turns on a character I love. In my sordid reading life, I’ve been shocked, embarrassed, and even frightened by what’s aroused me in an especially well-written story. This might be an occupational hazard of mine.  I’m a priest in the Episcopal Church (the American branch of the C of E) and I’m one of those empathetic criers.  If you start tearing up, I’m sure to follow.  I cry while planning funerals and officiating at weddings.  In a well-written erotic story, it sort of works the same way.  If a lovable character—male, female, straight, gay or anywhere in between—gets hot and bothered, I start to get all warm and tingly too, regardless of my personal proclivities. But I know its not only priests that experience this kind of identification with a character. It’s part of the pleasure of reading and one of the truly miraculous things about stories.  They invite us into someone else’s heart,… Keep Reading »

14 Apr '14

Entangled Embrace book blast and Kindle giveaway

Entangled Embrace book blast and Kindle giveaway

Today is release day for two amazing Entangled Embrace titles and we are excited to share them all with you. There’s a little something for everyone this month so read on to find out more about them. All the digital books are on sale for just $.99 for a limited time so be sure to pick up your copy today before they go back to full price! About the Book Title: Unfixable Author: Tessa Bailey Publisher: Entangled Embrace Pub. Date: April 14, 2014 Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N   Willa Peet isn’t interested in love. She’s been there, done that, and has the shattered heart to prove it. Ready to shake the breakup,she heads to Dublin, Ireland. But there’s a problem. A dark-haired, blue-eyed problem with a bad attitude that rivals her own. And he’s not doling out friendly Irish welcomes. Shane Claymore just wants to race. The death of his father forced him off the Formula One circuit, but he’s only staying in Dublin long enough to sell the Claymore Inn and… Keep Reading »

14 Apr '14

LGBT Fiction Event Day 14 : Interview with Neve Rush from Leigh Ellwood’s Sugar Rush (Incl. Grand Prize giveaway)

LGBT Fiction Event Day 14 : Interview with Neve Rush from Leigh Ellwood’s Sugar Rush (Incl. Grand Prize giveaway)

  Hello, everybody! Thanks to Scorching Reviews for hosting me today during their LGBT Month celebration. I am Leigh Ellwood and I write M/M and F/F romance and erotica. This summer I am pleased to be part of a line of lesbian erotic romance stories published by Ellora’s Cave. The Hot Pink line will feature a number of authors known in F/F circles, and my novella Sugar Rush quite literally takes the cake! To get us all excited about this June release, I’m interviewing one of the characters in the story. Say hello to Neve, owner of the Sugar Rush bakery! Neve: *waves* Happy to be here! Leigh: Neve, your bakery is quite popular, but as your story begins we learn you gain more publicity than you bargained for. Tell us about that. Neve: Oh, dear. I didn’t think it was a big deal at first. One day this couple came in to order a wedding cake, and I said sure I’ll bake it for you. No biggie, right? Well,… Keep Reading »

13 Apr '14

LGBT Day 13 : Connor Wright’s characters introduce Chris And Jesse’s Significant Playlist (Incl Grand Prize Giveaway)

LGBT Day 13 : Connor Wright’s characters introduce Chris And Jesse’s Significant Playlist  (Incl Grand Prize Giveaway)

  Hello, I’m Connor Wright and I like to write mushy little stories with ridiculously happy endings. My usual genres are magical realism and alternate-universe historical – basically the world as we know it with a twist. One of my favorite stories that I’ve written (so far) is First Flight: a story about a boy, a bird, and the everyday magic of love. The Official Blurb actually says this: Jesse Swanson’s life is pretty normal: He has a job he doesn’t mind, his parents are pretty decent, and he’s got a boyfriend. So what if he still lives at home? So what if he thinks he argues a little too often with his guy? Everything changes when he stops to pick up a bird and ends up picking up a new guy instead. Chris, formerly known as Sings-like-water, is fascinated by Jesse’s music and by Jesse himself, but figuring out how to be human isn’t easy—especially when Jesse’s now ex-boyfriend decides he’ll do anything to get Jesse back. Can Jesse… Keep Reading »

12 Apr '14

LGBT Day 12 : “Why Do I Write Queer fiction?” Guest post by Giselle Renarde (Incl Grand Prize Giveaway)

LGBT Day 12 : “Why Do I Write Queer fiction?” Guest post by Giselle Renarde (Incl Grand Prize Giveaway)

  Why do I write queer fiction?  Well, there’s a simple answer to that question: I AM queer.  In part, it’s a matter of documenting my own experience.  In 2006, when I first started writing professionally, a lot of editors and publishers told me not to bother writing about lesbians and queer women. Nobody buys that stuff. Umm… hello?  Lesbians and queer women (among others) might buy it. Eight years later, my all-time bestselling book is Nanny State. Sure I’ve written straight content.  I must have a couple hundred ebooks on the market by now—they pretty much cover all the bases—but Nanny State is the big winner. And you know what?  It’s a book about lesbians. Three of them! Lesbian ménage! It’s hardcore lesbian kink with a surprisingly happy ending.  And it sells better than all the straight fiction I’ve written combined. There’s also a subset of lesbian fiction I write that, while it doesn’t sell fantabulously well, has won the most awards and inspired the most moving fan mail. … Keep Reading »

11 Apr '14

LGBT Day 11 (Pt2) : “I write erotic romance” by Emily Cale (Includes Giveaway)

LGBT Day 11 (Pt2) : “I write erotic romance” by Emily Cale (Includes Giveaway)

  It’s a weird conversation opener that typically gets me a lot of strange looks and awkward questions. At some point, people are bound to ask me whether I write a guy and a girl, two guys, or one of those ménages. They almost never ask if I write two women. I write all of the above. I tend toward M/F and F/F, but have written M/M and several ménage combinations. I do what my characters tell me to do. It sounds ridiculous when I say it, but it’s true. In my opinion, love is universal. It doesn’t matter to me who the character falls in love with (as long as there is plenty of drama). They tell me who they are and what they want. It’s my job to make sure they can find their perfect match. I know parents aren’t mean to have favorites (I view my books a bit like my children) but my F/F pairings are some of my favorite. There is something about taking two… Keep Reading »

11 Apr '14

LGBT Day 11 : Why I read LGBT books by Nix (Incl. Grand Prize Giveaway)

LGBT Day 11 : Why I read LGBT books by Nix (Incl. Grand Prize Giveaway)

  I am a straight woman.  I am a straight woman who happens to be a voracious romance reader that enjoys LGBT romance. Although people have no issues with the fact that I will read any type of romance, some just don’t understand why. Now, I’m making generalizations here but, please remember, I’m only mentioning the reasons why I read in this post as I’m sure I could drone on about different people’s motivations for reading. When some people read, they want to imagine that the romance in the book could be theirs. They want to read about these grumpy alphas that soften only for their heroines and imagine themselves in those character’s shoes. I’ll admit that, occasionally that is me.  Some people want to read about the sex, immersing themselves within the passion and dirty words. Often, that’s me too. Some people want to escape reality and immerse themselves within the characters world, lose themselves for hours in an adventure that thrills, excites and warms the cockles of their… Keep Reading »