Monday, April 28, 2014

Decadent Decade Monday - Changeling Past with Lena Austin

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 talented Lena Austin is telling us about her first Changeling book, Room to Play

Room to Play is available in the Room To Love (Collection).

My first book, Room to Play, was written as a challenge. Another publisher's editor told me that "male-male stories just don't sell. No one finds them sexy." Stop laughing. She really believed it. I knew it wasn't true. I found male-male erotica very sexy, so I figured I couldn't be the only weird one in the world. I asked my friends. They loved male-male erotica and thought *they* had been alone in their weirdness. Being new to erotic romance, I "dipped my toe" in and wrote a half-truth-- how Dante joined our family. I'll leave it to your imagination what's the lie.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Flash Fiction Challenge: Heaven or Hell

This week's challenge theme is from Zenobia Renquist.
*** You're interviewing for a new job -- angel in Heaven or demon in Hell? ***
~ Zenobia
Come out and play! Everyone welcome.
- 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) (dot) com/group/ChangelingPress
Margaret RileyPublisher

Romance with Fiction Burns...

Thursday, April 24, 2014

New From Mychael Black, Stephanie Burke, and more!

Loading, Please Wait (DungeonCrawl 1) by Mychael Black $3.99
Live action roleplaying has nothing on Elijah Burrows new life.
Genre(s): Paranormal, Action Adventure & Suspense, Dark Fantasy, Romance
Theme(s): Elves, Dragons & Magical Creatures, Alternative Universe, Gay
Happy Birthday to Me by Stephanie Burke $4.49
Mason Klien, larger-than-life alpha, is just what Maxie needs to make his birthday night special.
Genre(s): Paranormal, Romance
Theme(s): Interracial/MultiCultural, Voyeurism and Exhibitionism, Elves, Dragons & Magical Creatures, Gay
Slave to Lust by Mikala Ash $4.99
Katsumi Ryal has fled her arranged marriage. Adon promises her father he'll bring her back...
Genre(s): Paranormal, Action Adventure & Suspense, Sci-Fi , BDSM, Romance
Theme(s): Interracial/MultiCultural, Menage, 10th Anniversary Editions, Vampires
Dawg Town (Anthology) by Camille Anthony, Lena Austin, Marteeka Karland, Mary Winter, Dawn Montgomery, Tuesday Richards, Anne Kane and Carlanime Bligh $7.99
One very special town. A whole lot of very bad -- and very hot -- Dawgs. Prairie Dawgs, that is...
Genre(s): Paranormal, Wildest West, Collections, Romance
Theme(s): Menage, Bisexual and More, Shapeshifters (Other)
April 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.
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Margaret RileyPublisher
Romance with Fiction Burns...

Monday, April 21, 2014

Decadent Decade Monday - Changeling Past with Jade Buchanan

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 notable Jade Buchanan is telling us about her first Changeling book, Felidae 1: Laithe’s Pride.

Laithe's Pride is available in the Felidae (Collection).

I tell everyone this, but I actually started writing as a dare. Back in 2006 I was a reviewer and my review editor asked me if I’d ever thought about writing because she liked the flow of my reviews. I remember telling her that I couldn’t do that, but I admired anyone who could. She dared me to write something and said that if it sucked I didn’t have to show anyone. Not too long after that I was sitting in the hot seat at the dentist and my mind started to wander. I thought how funny it would be if someone from another world interpreted what was going on. Would he think it was torture? Routine? What if it was his mate going through that?

When it came time to figure out what my alien would look like I took some inspiration from one of my favorite Disney characters. I have an undeniable crush on the Beast. I know, it’s not much of a secret if you’ve read any of my books, but there’s just something about a tall, strong, furry man with a hint of vulnerability that does it for me. I can’t deny it; the Beast was definitely my inspiration in writing my hero. My aliens became a race of anthropomorphic people that are descended from an ancestor that resembled the big cats on earth. The Lion-like Leo’s rule, the Tiger-like Tigris are dangerous but solitary, the panther-like Pardus are born to be protectors, and the Lynx would prefer just to be left alone.

Felidae 1: Laithe’s Pride started off with my hero sharing an experience with his human mate where she’s being “tortured” at the dentist and immediately sets out to find her. Poor Rowan has her work cut out for her trying to decide what to do with Laithe, the burly Leo who intrigues her, and Fahd, Laithe’s black Pardus second in command who wants in on the action.

After a friend read it and gave me a thumbs up on the tale I decided to submit it to Changeling. When I got the acceptance email for my first book, I was at work and I needed to share how excited I was. My sister worked with me at the time and I ended up following her into the bathroom. She kicked me out after telling me she was very happy for me and we would talk about it later! LOL!

And the rest is history :)