Saturday, April 19, 2014

Interview with Daka from Nobody Rides for Free by Sara Jay

What kind of job do you have?
I suppose you could say I am a jack of all trades. Is that not the phrase you humans use? I serve my Queen and my beloved, Sinn.

Describe yourself in three words.
Strong. Faithful. Frustrated.

Who is your love interest?
Sinn is my soul mate, but we are forbidden from mating until our Queen deems it our time. It is… very difficult… at times to obey our Law but I follow the Queen’s orders. Sinn has more trouble than I do…

List three things about Sinn that turn you on.
Her silky black hair. Her golden skin. Although it is against our rules, I admit that I am turned on by Sinn’s refusal to obey. It is quite sexy.

Would you call yourself golden or a bad boy/girl?
I proudly serve my Queen as a loyal and faithful warrior of the Fae folk. I am definitely the golden boy. Sinn, as her name implies, is the bad girl.

What's one thing about Sinn that pisses you off?
It is beyond me to refuse my beloved of anything she wishes. When she attempts to seduce me and break our Laws I cannot stand it. There are many times when I nearly lost my reserve to her sexy plots. Luckily for me, Sinn has found another way for us to find pleasure without breaking the Laws: with humans.

What do you like to do in your free time?
Find humans to play with along with my beloved. It all started in the story below…

Would you share the blurb from your story?
Sinn hissed as Daka hit the brakes hard. "What the hell is the matter with you?" Her fangs barely touched the tip of her bottom lip as her dark eyes shone icily at him. She lifted her face up from his crotch where she'd been only seconds before and waited for his explanation.

Daka turned his face toward her, his pale green skin glowing under the setting sun. "I am not doing it anymore. This is not right."

They had been down this road before, quite literally. Their annual pilgrimage to the western shrine served as a duty most Fae shared. If they were to gain permission from the queen to finally be able to unite as one forever, as all moshinis, or soul mates, were expected to do, Sinn and Daka would continue the tradition until they received their blessing.

Daka prided himself on being a good Faery, honorable and pious to their queen. He insisted that they wait for her blessing before fully uniting with Sinn, no matter how much he loved her, wanted her. He would be willing to hibernate in a glacier -- indeed, he had, one year -- rather than soil their bodies, and spoil their homage and union.

Sinn, however, couldn't care less about such old traditions. Times had changed. Her own parents hadn't waited to mate before their union. As a result, they had to pay extra tribute in both blood and gold, and they had to sacrifice every third Faery child they bore throughout their lives to the queen. But overall, they were happy.

She felt like she could die from waiting to be one with Daka. After two thousand years, a Faery had to have her needs fulfilled. "Daka," she crooned, which sometimes worked in at least getting his hands on her, "let me please you. You know you want me to put my mouth on you again."

"That was a mistake!" Daka's forehead broke out in sweat, which she considered adorable. Normally only humans reacted this way, but she knew he struggled with his own desire for her.

Its unfairness drove them both mad. They were so frustrated from their lack of physical release that the Earth often suffered for it. Sinn realized certain volcanoes she'd made erupt were meant to remain dormant, and she knew that poor Daka never intended to cause the forest fires that often raged in accordance with his temper.

Of course, their queen didn't care about such things; after all, they only impacted humans. The lives of her own court, which she wished to control, were important enough for her attention.

If only they had some way to find release -- just once in a while -- without breaking the covenant.

"What if... what if we found another way?" she asked him, eyes still round and black, hungry for him.
She saw his steely wing quiver where it tucked around his back, the metallic scratch giving her goose bumps. If that wing could be wrapped around her body as it writhed beneath his...


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Friday, April 18, 2014

Flash Fiction Challenge: Gates of Hell?

This week's challenge theme is from Zenobia Renquist.
 
*** You just found out your new apartment/house is situated above a hellmouth...a very busy hellmouth. ***
 
~ Zenobia
zenobiarenquist.com
 
 
Come out and play! Everyone welcome.
 
Challenge:
- Write a quickie with the above theme
- 100 to 150 words
- Everyone welcome -- any author, editor, or reader can come out and play
- Entries must be women's erotica (Good smut's welcome. Porn, not so much)
- The challenge appears Friday, but you can post any time of the week at the Changeling Bar and Grill (Please put "FFC" or "Flash Fiction" and a title in your subject line) groups.yahoo (dot) com/group/ChangelingPress
 
 
Margaret RileyPublisherChangelingPress.com
Romance with Fiction Burns...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

New Releases at ChangelingPress.com:

A Wanted Man (Daring Domanicos) by Saloni Quinby $4.49
Will Dalton, who never believed in fairytale endings, get his own happily ever after?
Genre(s): Guilty Pleasures (Contemporary), Romance
Theme(s): Gay
 
 
All She Needs by Danni Price $4.49
Trina is looking for a fresh start, but a new boyfriend? Luke must get her to see he’s all she needs...
Genre(s): Guilty Pleasures (Contemporary), Romance
Theme(s): Menage
 
 
Hard, Fast and Forever by Angelina Evans $3.49
10th Anniversary Edition
Rayne will give anything for the chance at happiness with Aedan... even her immortal life.
Genre(s): Paranormal, Romance
Theme(s): Elves, Dragons & Magical Creatures
 
 
Assassins in Lace (Collection) by Jocelyn Michel $6.99
The assassins in lace may have bitten off more than they can fang.
Genre(s): Paranormal, Action Adventure & Suspense, Collections, Romance
Theme(s): Vampires, Werewolves
 
Tax Relief Sale -- 10% off any purchase with the discount code TaxRelief2014 -- unrestricted, as many books as you can fit in your cart!
 
Celebrate with Changeling -- we're 10! We're celebrating with special Changeling 10th Anniversary Second Editions -- treasures from our early years you may never have found -- as well as collections of some of our favorite series.
 
Are you a Changeling Insider? Weekly discounts available in your Inbox every Monday! Changeling Insider, Changeling news, previews and discount codes!
 Subscribe me! (Because I want to get discounts, news, and previews)
 
 
Margaret RileyPublisher
ChangelingPress.com
Romance with Fiction Burns...

Monday, April 14, 2014

Decadent Decade Monday - Changeling Past with Ruth D. Kerce



Changeling is celebrating 10 years of great books. I'm B.J. McCall and I'll be journeying to Changeling Past and revisiting the first books of my fellow Changeling authors. You're invited to travel with me. Today the remarkable Ruth D. Kerce is telling us about her first Changeling book, Lady of the Night.

Lady of the Night is available in the Undercovers (Collection).


My First Book at Changeling Press by Ruth D. Kerce

In the olden days--2004--when Changeling Press first hit the ebook scene, I was innocently sitting at my computer working (okay, maybe I was playing a game). And I get an “instant message” from my editor at another company.

Uh, oh. What’s wrong with my latest submission? My heart pounds and I feel the beginnings of a headache. She tells me she’s editing for CP now too and they need a romantic suspense. Fast. She knows I write suspense, so she says, “Pitch me a story right now.”

Ack! But being a professional (ahem), I pitch a story. The response. Nothing. Silence. Were we disconnected? Getting no response from an editor isn’t what an author ever wants to experience. I’m hearing a death knell in the background.

“Or...” I say and quickly pitch another story called “Streetwalker Cop.” She says, “That’s it! Expand it and send it in.”  I’m now sitting there stunned. What happened? I think I just got picked up by another publisher.  I let out a giggle.

Furiously, I work to expand the story about a police woman working undercover as a streetwalker and submit. The story was retitled “Lady of the Night.”

The editor and publisher then ask, “There’s more to the story, right?” Um, maybe. They said, yep, it’s a series or a serial. Okay. I hadn’t planned it that way, but I love the characters and more stories are always better. So, “Lady of the Night” became the 1st in a 4-novella serial called UNDERCOVERS.

And that was the beginning. It’s been great to be with Changeling Press for 10 years and I look forward to many more years to come.

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Ebook - http://changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=996
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Friday, April 11, 2014

Flash Fiction Challenge: Drinks on Me

This week's challenge theme is from Zenobia Renquist.
 
*** Cupid, Fate, and Karma walk into a bar... ***
 
 
~ Zenobia
zenobiarenquist.com
 
 
Come out and play! Everyone welcome.
 
Challenge:
- Write a quickie with the above theme
- 100 to 150 words
- Everyone welcome -- any author, editor, or reader can come out and play
- Entries must be women's erotica (Good smut's welcome. Porn, not so much)
- The challenge appears Friday, but you can post any time of the week at the Changeling Bar and Grill (Please put "FFC" or "Flash Fiction" and a title in your subject line) groups.yahoo (dot) com/group/ChangelingPress
 
 
Margaret RileyPublisher
ChangelingPress.com

Romance with Fiction Burns...

Thursday, April 10, 2014

New Releases at Changeling -- and a 1¢ Sale!


Cat Groove (Stray Cats) by Megan Slayer $3.99
He's found his mate and his groove, but he's got to convince her they belong together.
Genre(s): Paranormal, Romance
Theme(s): Shapeshifters (Other), Magic
Series: Stray Cats (#3)
Length: Novella
Page Count: 45
Curtains by Ana Raine $3.99
Will Ian risk his stable life for a future full of uncertainty -- and the possibility of real love?
Genre(s): Guilty Pleasures (Contemporary), BDSM, Romance
Theme(s): Gay
Length: Novella
Page Count: 58
Project Silhouette by Ruth D. Kerce $4.49
There's only one way to destroy the shadows -- hot, raunchy sex.
Genre(s): Paranormal, Dark Fantasy, BDSM, Romance
Theme(s): 10th Anniversary Editions, Dark Desire
Length: Novella
Page Count: 62
By the Numbers (Collection) by Riley Ashford $6.99
When Pack Law and the Vampire Court rule, lovers make dangerous choices that may change the future.
Genre(s): Paranormal, Action Adventure & Suspense, BDSM, Collections, Romance
Theme(s): Bisexual and More, Vampires, Werewolves
Series: By the Numbers (#7)
Length: Collection
Celebrate with Changeling -- we're 10! We're celebrating with special Changeling 10th Anniversary Second Editions -- treasures from our early years you may never have found -- as well as collections of some of our favorite series.
Are you a Changeling Insider? Weekly discounts available in your Inbox every Monday! Changeling Insider, Changeling news, previews and discount codes!


 Subscribe me! (Because I want to get discounts, news, and previews)
Need a laugh? This Week Only -- Get Screwed!
by J. Hali Steele -- 1¢ Sale!
Peter Hard, vampyre, has chosen private investigator Purple P. Rose to be his personal...everything.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Decadent Decade Monday - Changeling Past with Anne Kane


Changeling is celebrating 10 years of great books. I'm B.J. McCall and I'll be journeying to Changeling Past and revisiting the first books of my fellow Changeling authors. You're invited to travel with me. Today the gifted Anne Kane is telling us about her first Changeling book, Stranded on Earth.


My first book with Changeling Press was also my first book to see the light of day. Or computer screen. Or e-reader. I still remember my shock when I read the acceptance email, over and over and over again. It took awhile for the fact that Changeling actually wanted me and my writing to sink it.

I got thrown into a world that I was totally unprepared for. Sure, I’d been writing and submitting for several months, but I had never considered what would happen if and when I actually landed a publishing contract. Dumb, huh? I had no website, no marketing plan and no clue how to develop one. Changeling was great though. It was a steep learning curve, but they made the leap from writer to published author almost painless.

The story was Stranded on Earth. I’ve always had a twisted sense of humor, and the thought of a future where the Earth was no longer the home of all humans, but a place they occasionally came to visit amused me. Earth, as a museum to the origin of our species seemed like the perfect place for a romance between a librarian and a soldier.  Did I mention I really have an odd sense of humor? So after a whirlwind round of edits, cover art requests, a shiny new website, and lots of promo Stranded on Earth hit the virtual book shelves.

Anne Kane