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23 Apr '14

LGBT Fiction Event Day 23 : My Top 10 Gay Romance Short Stories by Shae Connor (Incl. Grand prize giveaway)

LGBT Fiction Event Day 23 : My Top 10 Gay Romance Short Stories by Shae Connor (Incl. Grand prize giveaway)

  I’m a short story writer. I’ve pretty much accepted that about myself. Out of my 15 published stories, all but one have been under 25,000 words. I can write novels—I’ve done it once, and I’m nearly done with another—but it’s a long process. I don’t dare promise anything novel length by a certain date, but I have no trouble meeting deadlines for short stories and novellas. I realize that most readers prefer novels. Heck, I read more novels than anything else too. But I don’t think most people have an appreciation for shorter stories. It can be difficult to… Keep Reading »

22 Apr '14

LGBT Event Day 22 : MM author Christa Tomlinson hosts a Character Interview with her Swat boys and a giveaway

LGBT Event Day 22 : MM author Christa Tomlinson hosts a Character Interview with her Swat boys and a giveaway

  Hello everybody. Teresa, your favorite romance blogger, here. For today’s interview, I went on a ride along with Sergeant Logan Pierce and Corporal Clay Foster from The Sergeant. I loved talking to these two men. Sergeant Pierce has this air of cool command while Corporal Foster was surprisingly playful for a cop. I met up with the two members of Houston Police SWAT in the garage while their team is waiting to be picked up. The entire group looks bad-ass in their black gear with weapons just about everywhere. Two men separate from the rest of the pack. They… Keep Reading »

22 Apr '14

Release Day Guest Post : Tibby Armstrong won’t blame her characters for the BDSM in (what could be) the last in the Hollywood Series! (Incl.Giveaway)

Release Day Guest Post : Tibby Armstrong won’t blame her characters for the BDSM in (what could be) the last in the Hollywood Series! (Incl.Giveaway)

  I’ll tell you a secret. Authors like to pretend their characters are in charge of their stories. We enjoy the fiction that our creations possess us, run away with us, make us say and do things on the page the would bring a scarlet blush to our cheeks if we had been responsible for the story. This excuse is really a not-so-new twist on “the devil made me do it.” In fact, I’d like you to believe this about my newest book, Numbers Game. Two devils named Aaron Blake and Greg Falkner, definitely, certainly, without a doubt, made me write… Keep Reading »

21 Apr '14

LGBT Fiction Event Day 21: Andrew J.Peters introduces his new series and hosts a competition!

LGBT Fiction Event Day 21: Andrew J.Peters introduces his new series and hosts a competition!

  Many thanks to Nix for this opportunity to introduce myself to fans of Scorching Book Reviews! I’m a new-ish author, and this chance to connect with potential readers means a lot to me. I write a paranormal series for Vagabondage Press called Werecat. The first installment The Rearing came out in June 2013, and the second The Glaring was just released in March. I also have a young adult novel The Seventh Pleiade with Bold Strokes Books. That came out this past November. It’s the story of a young gay prince who becomes a hero during the last days… Keep Reading »

20 Apr '14

LGBT Fiction Day 20 : LGBT characters in classic literature by Monica Corwin (Includes Giveaway)

LGBT Fiction Day 20 : LGBT characters in classic literature by Monica Corwin (Includes Giveaway)

  Today I’m going to discuss LGBT characters in classic literature. No, this won’t be a history lesson but an informal discussion and maybe a few good reads you can add to your TBR piles. Classic literature is choc full of LGBT characters…many refuse to acknowledge their presence or try to have certain pieces banned because of this. So…here is my list of a few awesome classic lit titles featuring at least one LGBT character. Although…I can’t guarantee you will love them all…for example my first title: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde – This is an excellent… Keep Reading »

19 Apr '14

LGBT Fiction Event Day 19 : Character interview from Benoît Grenier from ‘Moonlight & Love Songs’ by Alyssa Linn Palmer (Includes Paperback Giveaway)

LGBT Fiction Event Day 19 : Character interview from Benoît Grenier from ‘Moonlight & Love Songs’ by Alyssa Linn Palmer (Includes Paperback Giveaway)

  I sit in a dim corner of the rundown jazz club, Le Chat Rouge, just off the Boulevard St. Germain, in the heart of Paris’s Left Bank. It’s early yet, and the cleaner is just finishing the last of his mopping, carefully scrubbing the small entryway. A bartender chops lemons, and the tart citrus scent briefly overcomes the stale scent of cigarettes and dust. I’m with the club’s pianist, the world-renowned Benoît Grenier. He hasn’t changed for his performance, and he’s still clothed in slightly tatty jeans, a dark sweater, and oxfords that need polishing at the toes Benoît… Keep Reading »

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… 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… 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… 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… Keep Reading »