So, a little over five months ago, I contacted Amazon to ask them about the ban on Better the Devil You Know. Basically I asked if the faux pas I committed was categorizing it under “erotica” when it really should be under “horror”. I got a form letter reply back saying that they would look into it and not to ask again about it.
I didn’t think I would ever hear back, honestly.
Then, yesterday, I got an email from someone there saying that if I put only under “horror” they would accept it.
Three years ago today I published Caged: Love and Treachery on the High Seas. It was unedited, the cover was a weird size, I hadn’t even given a thought to marketing it. I didn’t figure anyone would read it, honestly. I just published it for fun, on the suggestion of a friend, and basically walked away.
Then I got a review. And then another. And then another.
Well, here we are three years later. I’ve published five full-length novels with a sixth on the way, six novellas and novelettes, and a number of short or flash fics… and I hope to publish many more.
To celebrate the third anniversary of my first published work, I’m giving away five audiobook copies of Caged, narrated by the extraordinary Michael Ferraiuolo. All you have to do is go to this post and follow the instructions :)
Over the holidays I picked up a bunch of great new photoshop brushes from Kyle T. Webster (https://www.kylebrush.com/) and I’ve only just now got to use them. I just finished my latest book and it’s sitting with beta readers so I had time to paint :)
Here’s James Delaney from Taboo, my current favourite show. If you haven’t seen it, I’d highly recommend it to anyone who likes dark and violent historical fiction.
You see me as I am. All of those that I gather are damned. It’s just part of a company policy of mine.
—James Keziah Delaney
There’s a new site in town: Queeromance Ink is a directory of LGBTIQA romance and related books, with links to purchase them from a variety of other sources, including publishers, distributors, and in many cases, the authors themselves.
Nights where you’re at my side, where we are wicked and roguish, smiles sharing secrets, arm in arm, where it’s you and me against the world.
Nights where the heat of your skin warms me, where we move slow and sweet, your eyes on mine, battered hearts to bruised souls, where the universe dims and fades away.
The best nights are the worst nights.
When I wake, the connection is lost. The lifeline severed. I want to hang my head in my hands and weep until I drown. Without you, the world, in all its savagery, assaults me and the universe laughs because I exist, and you do not.
The narrator, Michael Ferraiuolo, is a new narrator to me and I can say for certain that he’s snared another fan.
Ferraiuolo captures each character so distinctly it’s absolutely amazing to hear him perform!
I am completely smitten with his voice for Tom. As I finished a chapter with “Tom’s” voice I went back and listened to it again. Michael’s accent for Tom is perfect and embodies each of his characteristics, bringing Tom to life. I could catch all of the different inflections in his voice…when Tom is mocking Jon you can even hear the humor. And Tom’s interactions with Baltsaros are titillating, edgy and kept me wanting more.