Exposed by Bey Deckard – Now Live!

*throws confetti* Happy release day to me!

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The Author’s Note reads:

This book took far longer to write than anything else I’ve written. Why? Well, I was about half-way through when the US elections happened, and the result of the elections really took the wind out of my sails. How can I write about love when slogging through so much toxicity online? How can I write about happiness when everyone I know is afraid for the future?

But, then… isn’t that the point of writing something sweet and fun?

So, I finished it, and the end result makes me smile… here’s hoping it’ll make you smile too.

Good luck, little story! May someone love you as much as I do. :)

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Everything on sale at ARe :)

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All my books are on sale* at ARe! The Baal’s Heart series, Better the Devil You Know, the Actor’s Circle, Sarge & Murphy, Kestrel’s Talon…. Wooo!

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Happy Second Anniversary to Me! + Kindle countdown sale

Today marks two years as an author. Time flies when you’re having a blast!

Two years ago I hit “publish” for the first time… and send Caged out into the wild.

To celebrate, I’ve put Caged up for a Kindle Countdown Sale. What does that mean? Well, right now, you can get Caged for 99¢/£0.99 at Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk, but the price will continue to increase every two days until it goes back to the usual.
Just follow this link and get your copy today! :)

I know what I’m going to listen to today:

UnCommonly on Sale – 99¢

Heads up! UnCommon Bodies is on sale until 2/7 for 99¢ at Amazon.
Get your copy today :)

Murphy approved! Look at that face... how can you say no to a copy? :)
Murphy approved! Look at that face… how can you say no to a copy? :)

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List of Stories Included:

Don’t Touch Me by Bey Deckard: Fighting is what Beau does best, because the very thing he dreads is exactly what lends him the extraordinary strength to defeat even the worst odds. And he does it all with the help of his angel, the woman he longs desperately to hold… but can’t.

We is We By Michael Harris Cohen: We is we follows a day in Mary and Millie’s life, traveling sideshow freaks who’ve lost touch with the outside world.

Undead Cyborg Girl by Kim Wells: When she wakes up undead after receiving a cyborg assassin upgrade surgical procedure, Undead Girl’s life is forever changed. Is it for the better? She has all the skills, but she needs a job, she needs some friends, and she needs to remember who she is. Part 1 of the Cyborg Story trilogy.

Skin By Brent Meske: After constant bullying in high school, Patricia vows to change her name and her entire being. When she gains the ability to mold and sculpt flesh, that vow very quickly becomes a terrifying reality.

Scars: First Session by Jordanne Fuller: After a life of abuse, Abigail made the decision to cover her scars with tattoos. What she didn’t expect was to confront her emotional scars in the process.

Mermaids By Robert Pope: Recently graduated from college, with no work prospects, Aqua-boy—so called because of the webbing between his toes—watches and listens to a group of musicians at a bar/restaurant when he notices the woman playing a diminutive red accordion has six fingers.

In Her Image By Vasil Tuchkov: An English PHD student arrives at the scenic but haunting countryside of Matera, Italy, looking for answers. His translator introduces him to a crippled local painter who claims to have depicted the impossible. As the three men converse near the ancient settlement’s caverns, a mystery unravels.

Three Poems By Deanne Charlton: It Runs in the Family, Brenga’s Body, Eternity in a One-night Stand

Reserved by SM Johnson writes: It’s been five years since the accident that killed Pete Spencer’s younger lover and left him grieving, bitter, and broken. He’s tired of his lonely world, but the kind of young men he’s attracted to dismiss him the moment their eyes land on his cane. Pete’s learned to hide behind the safety of his reserve, but he’s never met anyone like Rory.

UnTamed by Laxmi Hariharan: Wolf girl Leana Iyeroy, the first half breed in her family, only ever wanted to be 100% human. An unexpected encounter with the Hugging Saint of Bombay, forces Leana to face the wolf inside her.

Ruby and Deidre by Robb Grindstaff Writer-Editor: A shorter than average man admires a taller than average woman from afar.

All The Devils by @Keira Michelle Telford: It’s 1889, and women are being killed in the East End of London. They’ve become the targets of a deranged sexual killer, but why? Because they’re prostitutes? Sapphists? Or something else entirely?

Ruby By Bob Williams: It’s nineteen thirty-six and the town of Ransom, Oklahoma is barely functioning after the “Dust Bowl” storm of the year before. Michael Wootten sits upon the porch of his dilapidated house and watches a caravan of trucks pull into town. Melvin Mitchell Presents: Ruby and her Amazing FreakShow Friends. Maybe this is just the thing to pump a little spirit into the near-dead town. But everything comes at a price, and Ms. Ruby always takes her cut.

Phantom Pain By Philip Harris: Phantom Pain follows amputee, Mariana Jacobs, as she visits a man who claims to have information she needs. But that information comes at a cost.

Daedalus’ Daughter By PK Tyler: After her father’s death, Isha begins sprouting feathers.

The Zealot By Chris Godsoe: Six months ago, Tobin Maldovan was in charge of a manhunt for an enigmatic hacker named ATLAS. He lost his man near the Canadian border after a high speed chase, but not before ATLAS pulled strings to transfer the woman he Tobin loves across the country, hampering any chance at reconciliation. With ATLAS having escaped his jurisdiction, Tobin had nothing left but to follow his wife to California, seeking reassignment at the West Coast cyberterrorism field office. His reputation preceeds him, and he has drawn the case pursuing a man the media has taken to calling “The Zealot.” As usual, Tobin pours himself into his work, but the work becomes personal in ways that he never would have imagined.

Made for This By Sessha Batto: On the heels of unimaginable loss comes reinvention. Sometimes the gain is worth going through hell.

Unbreakable Heart By Rebecca Poole: A cyborg must escape her creators in order to survive.

Saltwater Assassin By Samantha Warren: Syren has spent her life as a sideshow freak, caged in a tank of saltwater and gawked at by hundreds of normal humans. She has a secret, though. At night, when the lights are finally off and the fair goers leave, she turns into a human–a mermaid assassin.

The Well-Rounded Head By Sally Basmajian: A woman is smitten with her husband’s big, entirely round head. One day she notices that his temples appear to be slightly indented, so that his head is no longer a perfect sphere. This revolts her, and she moves into their guest room in order to avoid him. When he breaks in, she kills him, in a most bizarre way.

 

Now Available via Kindle Unlimited

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Alrighty… So I’ve taken the leap and thrown it all* into KU for the next three months. Why the hell not? :)

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Available at Amazon

Tags: LGBT, Fantasy, Pirates

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Available at Amazon

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Available at Amazon

Tags: LGBT, Fantasy, Pirates

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Available at Amazon

Tags: Gay, Sci-fi, D/s

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Available at Amazon

Tags: Gay, Sci-fi, D/s

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Available at Amazon

Tags: Gay, Sci-fi, D/s

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 Available at Amazon

Tags: Trans*/Gay, Romance, Contemporary

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 Available at Amazon

Tags: Gay, Romance, Contemporary

 *all except for Better the Devil You Know. The Kindle edition is still banned at Amazon, but you can buy the paperback. If you’d like a digital copy you can buy one directly from me via Payhip or at All Romance eBooks.

★ Happy Launch Day! UnCommon Bodies anthology – available now! ★

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Step right up to the modern freakshow — We have mermaids, monsters, and more. You won’t be disappointed, but you may not get out alive.

What is UnCommon Bodies?
UnCommon Bodies presents a collection of 20 beautifully irreverent stories which blend the surreal and the mundane. Together, the authors explore the lives of the odd, the unbelievable, and the impossible. Imagine a world where magic exists, where the physical form has the power to heal or repulse, where a deal with the devil means losing so much more than your soul.

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Hot diggity! That sounds good! What’s in it?
We is We by Michael Harris Cohen: “We is we” follows a day in Mary and Millie’s life, traveling sideshow freaks who’ve lost touch with the outside world.

All The Devils by Keira Michelle Telford: It’s 1889, and women are being killed in the East End of London. They’ve become the targets of a deranged sexual killer, but why? Because they’re prostitutes? Sapphists? Or something else entirely?

Skin by Brent Meske: After constant bullying in high school, Patricia vows to change her name and her entire being. When she gains the ability to mold and sculpt flesh, that vow very quickly becomes a terrifying reality.

Mermaids by Robert Pope: Recently graduated from college, with no work prospects, Aqua-boy—so called because of the webbing between his toes—watches and listens to a group of musicians at a bar/restaurant when he notices the woman playing a diminutive red accordion has six fingers.

Phantom Pain by Philip Harris: Phantom Pain follows amputee, Mariana Jacobs, as she visits a man who claims to have information she needs. But that information comes at a cost.

Unbreakable Heart by Rebecca Poole: A cyborg must escape her creators in order to survive.

Saltwater Assassin by Samantha Warren: Syren has spent her life as a sideshow freak, caged in a tank of saltwater and gawked at by hundreds of normal humans. She has a secret, though. At night, when the lights are finally off and the fair goers leave, she turns into a human–a mermaid assassin.

In Her Image by Vasil Tuchkov: An English PHD student arrives at the scenic but haunting countryside of Matera, Italy, looking for answers. His translator introduces him to a crippled local painter who claims to have depicted the impossible. As the three men converse near the ancient settlement’s caverns, a mystery unravels.

Undead Cyborg Girl by Kim Wells: When she wakes up undead after receiving a cyborg assassin upgrade surgical procedure, Undead Girl’s life is forever changed. Is it for the better? She has all the skills, but she needs a job, she needs some friends, and she needs to remember who she is. Part 1 of the Cyborg Story trilogy.

Don’t Touch Me by Bey Deckard: Fighting is what Beau does best, because the very thing he dreads is exactly what lends him the extraordinary strength to defeat even the worst odds. And he does it all with the help of his angel, the woman he longs desperately to hold…but can’t.

Three Poems by Deanne Charlton: Brenga’s Body, Eternity in a One-night Stand, It Runs in the Family

Ruby by Bob Williams: It’s nineteen thirty-six and the town of Ransom, Oklahoma is barely functioning after the “Dust Bowl” storm of the year before. Michael Wootten sits upon the porch of his dilapidated house and watches a caravan of trucks pull into town. Melvin Mitchell Presents: Ruby and her Amazing FreakShow Friends. Maybe this is just the thing to pump a little spirit into the near-dead town. But everything comes at a price, and Ms. Ruby always takes her cut.

UnTamed by Laxmi Hariharan: Wolf girl Leana Iyeroy, the first hybrid in her family, only ever wanted to be 100% human. An unexpected encounter with the Hugging Saint of Bombay forces Leana to face the wolf inside her. Will she finally make peace with herself?

Made for This by Sessha Batto: On the heels of unimaginable loss comes reinvention. Sometimes the gain is worth going through hell.

From the Inside by Daniel Arthur Smith: Strange, wondrous things happen when weeks of rain, fever visions, and anxiety, compel a young traveler to journey across Central Europe in pursuit of a uniquely talented artist.

Rudy and Deidre by Robb Grindstaff: A shorter than average man admires a taller than average woman from afar.

Daedalus’ Daughter by P.K. Tyler: After her father’s death, Isha begins sprouting feathers.

The Zealot by Christopher Godsoe: Six months ago, Tobin Maldovan was in charge of a manhunt for an enigmatic hacker named ATLAS. He lost his man near the Canadian border after a high speed chase, but not before ATLAS pulled strings to transfer the woman Tobin loves across the country, hampering any chance at reconciliation. With ATLAS having escaped his jurisdiction, Tobin had nothing left but to follow his wife to California, seeking reassignment at the West Coast cyberterrorism field office. His reputation precedes him, and he has drawn the case pursuing a man the media has taken to calling “The Zealot.” As usual, Tobin pours himself into his work, but the work becomes personal in ways that he never would have imagined.

The Well-Rounded Head by Sally Basmajian: A woman is smitten with her husband’s big, entirely round head. One day she notices that his temples appear to be slightly indented, so that his head is no longer a perfect sphere. This revolts her, and she moves into their guest room in order to avoid him. When he breaks in, she kills him, in a most bizarre way.

Reserved by SM Johnson: It’s been five years since the accident that killed Pete Spencer’s younger lover and left him grieving, bitter, and broken. He’s tired of his lonely world, but the kind of young men he’s attracted to dismiss him the moment their eyes land on his cane. Pete’s learned to hide behind the safety of his reserve, but he’s never met anyone like Rory.

Scars: First Session by Jordanne Fuller: It takes years to beat a strong woman into submission. It has to start somewhere. After a life of abuse, Abigail made the decision to cover her scars with tattoos. What she didn’t expect was to confront her emotional scars in the process.

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Wow that does sound awesome! Where do I buy it or read reviews?

Easy peasy, lemon squeezy! You can read all the glowing reviews over at Amazon before you buy it for Kindle and order a paperback or you can head over to Goodreads and read more wonderful reviews :D

That’s totally far out! Anything else?

YES actually. Want a chance to win a Kindle chock-full of stories and books by the authors in this anthology? Plus, the Kindle has a skin of the kick ass cover? Mosey on over here for the details. Good luck!

Ah qu’il est Beau

 

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I have a new short story coming out next week called Don’t Touch Me in the UnCommon Bodies anthologyIt’s a story about a guy named Beau who has a severe touch disorder.  It’s not erotic. Not gay. Just plain ol’ fiction with a lot of heart. 

It’s a departure from my norm, but I feel like I’ve said that so many times now that I’m not going to say it anymore… I don’t think I have a “norm”. I just write what comes to mind, I guess.

Who is Beau? Where did the story come from?

Well, he’s named after a guy I went to high school with. Stocky, muscular, handsome but sort of brooding. We lifted weights together some. He just had this unexpected, straightforward sweet/nice-guy side to him that I liked. But, I don’t know what happened to him. I just flipped through the yearbooks I have for the last two years of high school, and he’s only in the first one… his name’s not even in it, just his picture. Hell, I can’t even remember if he spelled his name Beau or Bo, and no recollection of his family name. 

The touch aversion thing… Well that’s my problem. As far back as I can remember, I’ve had problems with people touching me. Unexpected touch is the worst – I’ve punched a few friends accidentally when they had the misfortune of startling me awake with a touch. Thankfully, no hard feelings. If I know that I need to be touched, I can steel myself. Blasting music in my headphones on a busy bus works too. By overwhelming another sense, I can limit the effects of human contact. It’s probably why I don’t mind concerts… dark, loud, and I’m usually with my friend Mike who also likes standing in the back where it’s less crowded. Alcohol helps. :) I can get downright cuddly depending who I’m with and how much I’ve had to drink. But generally? Yeah… no touchie.

It’s me. Not you.

I can’t even really explain it. It just feels wrong. Makes me slightly nauseous. My whole body cringes. My mother said that as a newborn, I would rather lay by myself than be held, and, as Beau says about himself, one of the first things I did was push her away. 

 

Unfortunately, I’m the kind of person that people like to touch. Whether it’s my tattoos or my hair or just… reaching out to pat or squeeze my arm while we’re talking (it’s overwhelmingly women who do this heh), people seem drawn to touch me. Then I’m torn about whether telling them how much it bothers me (after which most people either take offence and/or start treating me like a freak) and just putting up with it.

I’m nowhere near as bad as Beau in Don’t Touch Me, however.

Anyhoo… that’s the story of the story. You should check out the book, available for preorder through Amazon. It’ll be live on the 24th of November, and if you haven’t already, you should enter the giveaway… the authors have gotten together to give away a Kindle.

Enter to win a Kindle, hang out with some of the authors, read about the anthology. You know you wanna. :)

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The Actor’s Circle

What is The Actor’s Circle?

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Well, it’s a new series. I’ve had all these seeds of of stories kicking around in my head for a while, and while writing The Complications of T, I started to get a picture of what I could do with all of them. Then, with The Last Nights of The Frangipani Hotel, the idea really solidified… especially when halfway through writing it, my brain was already writing the next.

How many books are in the series?

Four. There are three standalone books: The Complications of T, The Last Nights of The Frangipani Hotel, and hopefully coming before the end of the year, The Window in Between. What order you read them is entirely up to you.

The fourth book, which will bear the series’ name, The Actor’s Circle, will be about the three couples that came together in the first three books. I have to say, I’m very excited to write it. :)

I have no fucking clue whether I’m going to cock it up, given what I’m planning for the fourth, but let me just say that I’m enjoying the hell out of the process!

 

F.I.S.T.S. Handbook For Individual Survival in Hostile Environments

The F.I.S.T.S. Handbook…. what is it?

It is a book that contains both Sarge, Murphy, and a tiny “missing reel”. There are three versions of it.

The Full-Colour edition has colour images of the covers inside, as well as a few extra images just for fun. It retails for $22 USD at Amazon and other places. Which is hella expensive, I know, for a 145 page book, but at that price I make a buck and change in royalties. If I can find somewhere else to get it printed for cheaper, I will, but for the moment that’s how it stands.

However, if you’re buying it thinking that there’s going to be a whole lot of extra content… there isn’t. I consider it sort of a “collector’s copy” – I want a copy for myself. The missing reel is just extra, but it’s not a full scene, and it’s not intended to add to the story. Just give a peek into how the relationship took off. I will also be offering signed copies this version.

If you just want a print version with the two novelettes (and the missing reel) but don’t care about colour images, then the second version is for you:

The Black & White edition has black and white images of the covers inside and no extra images. It retails for $8 USD at Amazon and other places.

If you don’t want a print version but would like to have the two novelettes (and the missing reel) in electronic format, the third version is for you:

The kindle version is an e-copy of the full-colour edition. It retails for $4 USD.

 

If you already own both S&M and just want the reel, send me an email at bey dot deckard at gee mail dot com