Preorder Ancient Shorts! 5 hot stories for chilly weather!

Ancient Shorts: An Ancient World Romance Collection is now available for pre-order! This collection features all five of my Ancient World erotic romance short stories, tales of discovering love in times long ago in Imperial Rome, Parthian Ctesiphon, and Byzantine Constantinople.

Pre-order now for only 99¢!

Then, on release day October 29th, as autumn descends, bringing with it cool and chilly weather, curl up with your ereader and warm up with these hot stories!

Ancient Shorts: An Ancient World Romance Collection is comprised of all five of my Ancient World short stories, each centered on a heterosexual liaison, heal levels ranging from steamy to erotic. Themes include the status of women as political pawns, finding unexpected connections, discovering hope when life seems hopeless.

I am especially pleased to publish “An Unexpected Discovery” and “The Eunuch” together for the first time!

This collection includes the following previously published Ancient World erotic romance short stories, appearing in chronological order:

Hot as Hades
Mythological
After living in Hell for four months, Persephone returns home to the mortal realm. But can home truly be home without the man she loves? “Hot As Hades” is a mythological, light paranormal romantic comedy based on the Persephone myth.

The Promise of Memory
100 CE
A Roman slave finds freedom in her fantasies of a knight in Trajan’s imperial guard — a warrior who evokes memories of a long lost love.

An Unexpected Discovery
130-138 CE
A Parthian princess searching for the lost throne of her kingdom engages the services of a palace eunuch and discovers a treasure far more precious.

The Eunuch
138 CE
The desire to submit is timeless… In Ancient Parthia, a palace eunuch gives his body in service to a princess. But who is really in control?

Protecting Her
860 CE
A Byzantine noblewoman seeking refuge in a monastery loses her heart to an invader when Constantinople is sacked by the Rus.

Five tales of timeless passion to heat up those chilly nights!
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Romancing the Throne, Part 2: The Eunuch’s Submission

In the opulent palace of Ctesiphon, the capital of ancient Parthia, lives a princess who searches for the stolen throne of her kingdom, the sella regia. She engages the services of a palace eunuch in her quest, a handsome and astute advisor. Over the years, respect and esteem transform into love, love deepens into trust, trust sparks sexual exploration.

Thus is the set up for my two short stories “An Unexpected Discovery”, an erotic romance, and the follow up, “The Eunuch”, a BDSM flash fiction erotica short. In “An Unexpected Discovery” the Parthian princess Roedogune searches for the sella regia with the assistance of Arashis, the eunuch assigned to her by her husband. It’s an erotic romance, so it’s not really giving it away to say Roedogune and Arashis end up together — romance is about the emotional and physical journey since readers already know there will be a happily-ever-after.

Creating a romantic connection between characters is what a romance writer does. And sometimes that writer is given an opportunity to explore the relationship beyond the happily-ever-after, to take a peek into the life of a couple after that first flush of excitement.

Continuing a romance is especially wonderful if the characters are beloved characters, more so if these are characters who almost did not make the page. Continue reading

NaNoPrep2018: A(nother) Victorian spanking novel! #NaNoPrep2018

I have a title! A hero and heroine! Plus a fake cover! I’m still working on the blurb and the outline!

That’s right — it’s October and that means NaNoPrep2018 (also called Preptober and NaNoPlanO) for National Novel Writing Month 2018!! Continue reading

Winter Release: Two stories together at last

My American Revolution male-male stories are together at last in one ebook!

Winter Interlude: An American Revolutionary Novelette (American Revolutionary Tales Book 2) and a bonus story “On the Eighteenth of January, ’78; or, A Night at Valley Forge” are now available for pre-order for only 99¢!
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Pre-order now! Price goes up on release day, October 2, 2018!!

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Republishing Madness: Two steps forward, one step back, but still moving

For the last three years of my author life I’ve felt like Sisyphus pushing a stone up a hill, only to have it roll back down, thus negating any progress. It has been very frustrating, to say the least. Instead of writing, I’ve spent time and energy (and money) republishing novels and stories. Too often, I think I have given a story a good home, only to find it orphaned.

Republishing involves: re-editing (sometimes editing out a publisher’s style and reasserting my own); new covers; possibly new blurbs; ebook formatting; paperback formatting; new ISBNs (stupidly expensive in the US); uploading to retailer sites; plus promotion, promotion, promotion.

Basically everything an author has to do when self-publishing, except all of that stuff had already been done and now you have to do it all over again. Sigh. Continue reading

The Westerman Affair Re-release sale!

Sadly, Loose Id has closed, the publisher for my Victorian erotic romance The Westerman Affair. The book was published in November 2017 and rights were returned to me on May 15, 2018 — a total of six months. I’ve taken the opportunity to self-publish the book under my Viridium Press imprint.

And I’m having a blow-out re-release sale!! ONLY 99¢ * 99p * 99€cents for the ebook! And guess what? The Westerman Affair is now available in paperback!

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Two Naughty Anthologies Available for Preorder! Only 99 cents!

Getting Naughty and Naughty Spice, the final two repackaged boxed set-anthologies from The Naughty Literati, are now available for preorder — and each is only 99¢! Get them now before the price goes up to $2.99 on release day! See details below: Continue reading

The Westerman Affair: New Victorian erotic romance!

[UPDATE: THE WESTERMAN AFFAIR was republished by Viridium Press. See my new blog post about the re-release!]

Happy Release Day To Me!! The Westerman Affair is out!!

The Westerman Affair cover

An acclaimed painter. His provocative muse. Her obliging husband.
The Westerman Affair.
A tale of spanking and polyamory in the Victorian art world

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Reverse Harem? Well, only sort of…

Reverse Harem is the new hot trend in romance. Stories feature one woman and at least three men, each of whom is in love with her. The heroine can’t decide which man she wants to be with so her happily-ever-after is with all of the men.

Sounds like something I probably write, right? But I don’t. However, my stories do involve themes that are very, very close to reverse harem. I let my female characters have a lot of fun with the men in their lives, even if they only end up with one (or two) of them.

Below is a guide to some of the Reverse Harem-type themes in my stories. Continue reading