HOT TOPIC: National Coming Out Day – Featured Reads with Giveaway

Happy National Coming Out Day!

This year marks the 29th anniversary of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.

Check out the post at KEBB for some great titles your chance to win a book!

Queer Sci Fi’s Renewal – out now

QSF Renewal-Print

QSF has a new book out, the latest in our series of flash fiction anthologies:

Re.new.al (noun)

1) Resuming an activity after an interruption, or
2) Extending a contract, subscription or license, or
3) Replacing or repairing something that is worn out, run-down, or broken, or
4) Rebirth after death.

Four definitions to spark inspiration, a limitless number of stories to be conceived. Only 110 made the cut.

Thrilling to hopeful, Renewal features 300-word speculative fiction ficlets about sexual and gender minorities to entice readers.

Welcome to Renewal.

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Excerpt

Because these stories are only 300 words each, we’re not supplying long excerpts, but here are the first lines of several of the stories. Enjoy!

“Griselda pulled the weeds from between the rows of Valerianella locusta plants in the garden, careful not to disturb the buds that would grow into the babies that were her only real income-producing crop.” —The Witches’ Garden, by Rie Sheridan Rose

“I didn’t know how truly the world was in trouble until I went journeying to look for Anisette’s bluebonnets.” —Bluebonnets, by Emily Horner

“The ship’s drive malfunctioned at the worst possible time.” —The Return, by Andrea Speed

“Before we continue, there’s a rather macabre fact about me I should share.” —Rejuvenation, by Christine Wright

“When I died they buried me at the bottom of the garden and returned to the fields.” —Below the Hill, by Matthew Bright

“The world is ending and I can’t look away from your eyes.” —Sunrise, by Brigitte Winter

““Losing one’s superpowers to your arch nemesis sucks donkey nuts, I tell ya. And trust me when I say I suck a lot of them.” —Rainbow Powers, by Dustin Karpovich

“The day I was born again was damp, rainy—a good day for rebirth, all things considered.” —The Birthing Pod, by Michelle Browne

“Intwir’s twelve eyes roved over the container, taking in the cracked outer lock and the elasticated fabric stretched tightly over its exterior.” —In a Bind, by S R Jones

“‘You’ve reached Androgyne HelpLine. Press one to start service. Press two to interrupt or cancel service. Press three—’” —Auto-Renew, by Ginger Streusel

“The doctor tells me that my wife is dying, but I already know.” —I Will Be Your Shelter, by Carey Ford Compton

“‘San Francisco was the first to go dark, followed by Los Angeles.’” —When Light Left, by Lex Chase

“My fingers lingered on the synthetic skin, trailing soft patterns across my work.” —Miss You, by Stephanie Shaffer


Included Authors

‘Nathan Burgoine
A.M. Leibowitz
A.M. Soto
Abby Bartle
Aidee Ladnier
Alexis Woods
Andi Deacon
Andrea Felber Seligman
Andrea Speed
Andrea Stanet
Anne McPherson
Bey Deckard
Brigitte Winter
Carey Ford Compton
Carol Holland March
Carrie Pack
Catherine Lundoff
CB Lee
Christine Wright
Colton Aalto
Daniel Mitton
Dustin Blottenberger
Dustin Karpovich
E R Zhang
E.J. Russell
E.W. Murks
Ell Schulman
Ellery Jude
Eloreen Moon
Elsa M León
Emily Horner
Eric Alan Westfall
F.T. Lukens
Fenrir Cerebellion
Foster Bridget Cassidy
Ginger Streusel
Hannah Henry
Irene Preston
J. Alan Veerkamp
J. P. Egry
J. Summerset
J.S. Fields
Jaap Boekestein
Jackie Keswick
Jana Denardo
Jeff Baker
Jenn Burke
Joe Baumann
John Moralee
Jon Keys
Jude Dunn
K.C. Faelan
Kelly Haworth
Kiterie Aine
Kristen Lee
L M Somerton
L. Brian Carroll
L.M. Brown
L.V. Lloyd
Laurie Treacy
Leigh M. Lorien
Lex Chase
Lia Harding
Lin Kelly
Lloyd A. Meeker
Lyda Morehouse
M.D. Grimm
Martha J. Allard
Mary E. Lowd
Matt Doyle
Matthew Bright
Mia Koutras
Michelle Browne
Milo Owen
Mindy Leana Shuman
Naomi Tajedler
Natsuya Uesugi
Nephy Hart
Nicole Dennis
Ofelia Gränd
Patricia Scott
Paul Stevens
PW Covington
R R Angell
R.L. Merrill
Rebecca Cohen
Redfern Jon Barrett
Reni Kieffer
Richard Amos
RL Mosswood
Robyn Walker
Rory Ni Coileain
Rose Blackthorn
Ross Common
S R Jones
Sacchi Green
Sarah Einstein
Shilo Quetchenbach
Siri Paulson
Soren Summers
Stephanie Shaffer
Steve Fuson
Tam Ames
Terry Poole
Tray Ellis
Vivien Dean
Wendy Rathbone
Xenia Melzer
Zen DiPietro
Zev de Valera

UnCommon Land Anthology – Coming soon!

🎉 Coming August 22 from Fighting Monkey Press

including a story by me :)

Rakka Surprise
It was a simple task, a bit of diplomacy, on a new world for some blue bloods of the Polyverse Coalition. Unfortunately, Captain Drayan failed to read the fine print, the bits that put his sensory system into freefall. Good thing he had Sitik the Rakka, his first mate, to sort it all out. Except, that sorting led to more fine print and a Rakka surprise to end all surprises.

UnCommon Lands

Don’t miss this next installment from the UnCommon anthologies series

UnCommon Lands: A Collection of Rising Tides, Outer Space and Foreign Realms

UnCommon Lands presents 20 unique depictions of fantastic places and alien landscapes. These stories of the human (and inhuman) experience transcend time and place and will transport you to worlds you’ve never imagined. Including new and veteran voices, our UnCommon Authors bring you stories which span multiple genres, but hold together on a framework of quality storytelling and a solid theme. UnCommon Lands reminds us that where we are from isn’t as important as where we are going.

 

Featuring –

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Anne Skinner
Ashleigh Gauch
Bey Deckard
Brent Meske
Chris Godsoe
Daniel Arthur Smith
Chimeras – E.E. Giorgi Author
Shebat Legion
Jeremy Rodden, Toonopolis Author
Jon Etter, Obscure Midwestern Writer
Karen Gemma Brewer
Kenneth Robbins
Levi Jacobs
Michael Schaefer
Michael JP Whitmer
P.K. Tyler
Ralph Walker
Roslyn Cay
Tausha Johnson
Tom O’Brien

Surprise Cover Reveals!

Wow, it’s been almost a month since my last post. A combination of life suddenly getting busy and my trying to focus on the two books I’m writing. So, to make up for my lapse in blog posts, I’m hosting my own surprise cover reveal right now… and not one, but two covers! Why? Because I am itching to show you what I’m working on.

So, without further ado, these are the two next books that will be released into the wild sometime in the next few months.

Charlie

Set in London in 1911, Charlie is a story about a man who seeks to avenge his brother’s death, but when he meets someone who throws a spanner in the works, he begins to question his purpose.


Midnight in Montreal

In Midnight in Montreal, Royal is captured and thrown into a cell somewhere beneath the city. He quickly realizes that the three men who have taken him prisoner are creatures straight out of fiction: vampires.


Now, neither of these are finished, but they will be, before too long :) I’ll update with further information soon!

Now… Happy Friday! Go grab a drink somewhere, kick up your feet, spend some time in the sun (or… in the shade, if that’s your preference).

P.S. Oh… grin… and Fated: Blood and Redemption is heading to audible very soon…

Sacrificed narrated by Michael Ferraiuolo – now Whispersynced

Hooray! It’s finally whispersynced!

What does that mean? Well, if you own a kindle copy of Sacrificed bought through Amazon, you can get the Audible version for a few bucks and listen to Michael Ferraiuolo’s incredible narration.

Buy it here

And yes, Fated and Careened are in the pipeline to be narrated by late summer. :)

Careened – Baal’s Heart #3.5 – Free for a limited time

It looks like my pirates are getting a bump in readership… for the new readers and the longtime fans, did you know that there is a Baal’s Heart short? It’s a tiny book, holiday-themed, and follows the events in Fated.

For today and tomorrow it’s available for free at Amazon! Get your copy here.

Signed Paperback of Exposed – Giveaway

I still haven’t received my paperback proof of Exposed from CreateSpace. They usually take a day or two to ship it out to me but this time, according to UPS, it’s both supposed to arrive today and it hasn’t been picked up from the location in the States yet. How can it be both? Heh anyway… it’ll get here soon and once I’ve read through it again (which I’m looking forward to), it should be good to go at Amazon. I’ve also got a signed paperback giveaway here at Goodreads and I’ll probably be doing another giveaway for my newsletter subscribers (once I actually finish writing this month’s newsletter).

Thanks to everyone who’ve reached out to me to tell me how much they enjoyed Exposed :D (I’m thinking of asking Michael Ferraiuolo to voice the audiobook because I love his accents) and yes, promise it won’t take so long to come out with my next book. Nose to the grindstone, I swear ;)

And finally: Are you looking to save some money while simultaneously giving to a good LGBT cause?

KEBB is offering BOOK BUNDLES – at a discounted price – with all the proceeds going directly to The Trevor Project to help their efforts towards crisis intervention and suicide prevention in LGBTQ youth. Bundles of like reads (such as M/M, M/F, BDSM, Taboo, etc.) have been packaged together and are being offered at well below market prices.

(pssst… my Better the Devil You Know is bundled with Joseph Lance Tonlet’s The Brothers LaFon, Kora Knight’s Kríe Captivity, and Joseph Lance Tonlet & Louis Steven’s Quillon’s Covert for five bucks! Holy shit!)

Check all the bundles out here.

Benefit Bundles – Now Live and Ready for Purchase!

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The Moment You’ve All Been Waiting for Has Arrived!

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Interview with Nick J. Russo, audiobook narrator PLUS audiobook giveaway


Today we’ll meet Nick J. Russo, the talented narrator who’s voiced many of my audiobooks. Whether it’s Sarge’s gruff commands, Max’s sly teasing, or James’s awkward protestations, Nick’s does an incredible job bringing my characters to life.

Howdy, Nic​k. Welcome to my blog.
Thanks for having me, Bey!

First off… how did you get into audiobook narration?

I got into audio book narration a bit on a whim. I was working in an entirely different field when a friend of mine, John Solo, was looking for people to to read at his studio, Falcon Sound Company. As soon as I came in and read, I knew it was something I would enjoy doing. It’s not every day that you can stumble into a dream job and turn it into a full time career, but three years later it’s what I’m doing and loving it!

What is your favourite part of doing narration?

My favorite parts are usually when there is some kind of intense moment in a book. If I’m able to really get into the character and convey more extreme emotions like jealousy, fear, anger, extreme joy, regret, and of course lust in sex scenes, just to name a few, they are incredibly fun to perform. When those are written well, it’s great to translate into audio.

The hardest part?

Sometimes it can be tough finding just the right voice for a character. During my pre-reads I’ve gone in with an initial voice in mind only to find that it doesn’t work whatsoever by the time I’m done. Accents, depending on the type, can be a bit difficult at times as well.

Favourite genre (or subgenre) of books to narrate?

I have a few favorite genres, but if I had to pick one I’d say sci-fi. I’ve always been a sucker for space adventures, whether it be Star Wars, Star Trek, Battle Star, Mass Effect – whatever. To me, sci-fi is like pizza: there isn’t any bad version of it.

Are you reading anything right now?

I’m about to start 1984, which I’ve heard great things about and pretty excited for. John Grisham novels are always a go to of mine as well.

What are your top 5 books of all time (any genre)?

I’m not sure I could pick just five! If I had to list some that come to mind though, I’d probably say John Grisham’s The Firm, David McCullough’s 1776, Stephen King’s The Shining, and the Star Wars Thrawn Trilogy. I’m also a big fan of the Harry Potter series. Real random list I know, but that’s how I roll. :P

I appreciate getting to be on your blog, as l’m a big fan of your work, Bey! It’s so much fun narrating your stories because I know before I even read the first page that the characters will be three dimensional and a lot of fun to voice. Thank you for letting me voice your guys! And thank you to all those that enjoy my reads. It’s really great to hear from fans via reviews, tweets, or on Facebook. I’ve got a bunch of titles in the works right now, with Bey’s The Last Nights of The Frangipani Hotel out in audio today!

Thanks so much for stopping by, Nick!


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