Friday, 29 May 2009

Menages and Interviews and Reviews, Oh, my!

I was on the Oh, Get a Grip blog yesterday talking about menages. Do you have a preference for what combinations of M's and F's you read about? Let me know. Never Say Never.

An interview I did a little while ago with Paranormal romance writer Margaret West just just gone live. I'm in the spotlight on her site.

And another review just came in for Turquoise and Leather. Tina from Two Lips reviews gave the book five out of five kisses and said some really nice things about Eric and George. You can check that out here.


In other news, I'm editing like mad to try to get a short story off to my editor by the end of the month. There's absolutely no reason why I've given myself an end of the month ideal deadline for it, accept that I just seem to do things like that...

Have a good Friday people :)

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Good Books and Straight Books

Hi everyone,

I'm blogging on Hitting the Hotspot today - TEB's author blog.

The topic I've chosen is Here come the girls! and I'm profiling some of my M/F and M/F/M books - there are actually a couple that aren't M/M!

Another place where you can find me at the moment is here:

I don't know if you've heard of it, but I just signed up to it.

It's a website where readers can talk about books they like, and books they don't like of course!
If you're already there let me know! Hopefully I'll be taking advantage of their give away programme soon, so there might be a free book in it for you ;)

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Reviews and Rules

Hi everyone,
Turquoise and Leather has just been Joyfully Reviewed and Joyfully recommended. Just click on the icon to read the review if you are so inclined :)
I've also been blogging at Writer's Evolution today. The topic of the week is goals but I'm talking about Rules instead.
Hope you had a great bank holiday, if you had one. If you didn't have one, just igore me - I can never remember which ones are world wide holidays and which ones are just for the UK.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Time To Do - New Cover Art

Hi everyone,

I'm just back from a weekend in London. I'm completly knackered and feel like death warmed up. But I did have a great time. I'll tell you more about that later in the week.

While I was away, the cover for Time To Do came through. It's the third book in the time series, it's my first novel length book, and it's due to be released by TEB on July 20th :)

Here's the blurb that goes with it:

The words have sex with a man can change everything, especially when they’re written on a straight man’s to do list.

Rigby and Brennan have been best friends forever. Growing up and going away to university didn’t alter that. Brennan coming out of the closet to his straight best friend didn’t change anything either.

But when Brennan finds an old to do list mixed in with his friend’s possessions, and sees have sex with a man written right there at the top, it alters everything. When Brennan realises the man he’s in love with isn’t as straight as he’d always thought he was, their friendship changes beyond all recognition.

When the friends decide it’s time to start ticking off all the items on Rigby’s gay to do list, they soon realise nothing will ever be the same - for either of them.

In other news:

I'm also over on Writers Evolution today. The topic of the weak is weaknesses. I'm A Rookie Without Hindsight. Do stop by if you get the chance :)

*Wonders off to catch up on all the blogs missed over the weekend*

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

5 out of 5 - Reviewer Top Pick

New review in for the Night of the Senses Anthology. We got 5 out of 5. We're a Reviewer Top Pick. And we got some lovely comments too!

She had this to say about the anthology as a whole:

"Night of the Senses is a romp through BDSM paradise as these authors pool together to share some of their deepest and erotic fantasies of this exciting lifestyle. Each author masterfully tells a tale that will have you twisting and turning in your seat, and I dare you to choose a favorite. But don’t take my word for it-go out to get NIGHT OF THE SENSES today."

And this to say about Whispers in particular:

"There’s something wonderfully sensuous about the mastery and sensual nature of Zach and it’s easy to see why Charlotte is so eager to please."

Just click on the icon below if you want to read the whole review :)

Hope everyone's having a great day!

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Progress and Pretty

I'm on Writer's Evolution today. The topic of the week is Strengths. I've come to the conclusion I'm a Work In Progress.

I also have a new cover to share with you:

Gay Like You is the second Lust Bite in my G-A-Y series.

It's MM BDSM and it will be on sale from June 22nd.

Here's the blurb to go with it:

Cody’s more than happy to have sex, he may even be willing to offer his submission, but experience has taught him that’s as far as he can go as a gay man. Tristan disagrees…

Tristan has being gay all worked out rather nicely. His biggest problem with his sexuality is his mother’s persistent attempts to find a nice young man to marry him off to. And even that doesn’t seem like such a terrible thing when he arrives to have dinner with his parents and finds Cody sitting at the table.

Homosexuality isn’t working out quite so well for Cody. As far as he can see, Tristan’s appearance in his life is unlikely to make things any better. Nice guys rarely stay nice for long and dominants have a way of turning into complete psychos if he lets his guard down.

Cody needs to walk away before Tristan tempts him into wanting the sort of happiness he knows he can’t have. Tristan needs to stop him.

Monday, 11 May 2009

Caught in the Middle - Available Now!

Hello everyone :)

I have a new release out today!

Caught in the Middle is a MFM ménage anthology. (That’s the one where the both guys are straight, if you’re wondering, lol)

It includes: Swingtime by Desiree Holt, Charity's Auction by Ashley Ladd, Between Tooth and Paw by Kim Dare, Mating Season by Nadia Aidan, Magical Ménage by Crissy Smith, Trouble for Three by Sascha Illyvich.

Here’s a bit more about my contribution:

Between Tooth and Paw is a werewolf/human/vampire, BDSM, Older woman/Younger men novella.

Here’s the blurb:

Caught between two dominant men until they learn to settle their differences, all Jasmine can do is submit – and enjoy.

Thrown in between the future alpha of all the werewolf packs and the next head of all the vampire clans – the entirely human Jasmine Neal is charged with the task of helping the two younger men to forget their differences and set aside their hatred for each other.

Offering Stafford and Hayden her submission is easy. Offering them her body brings her nothing but pleasure. But she’s only been sent to submit to them for one night. When the council of elders return to discover if their scheme to settle the men’s differences is successful, she knows that the joy she finds with the two men will be over.

Jasmine didn’t expect to find one potential master that night, let alone be caught between two. But, that only makes it harder when she has no choice but to lose them both.

And here’s a quick extract:

“This is an incredibly stupid idea.”

“It is the only way.”

“If they kill each other off, that is one thing. But, I will not condone throwing the girl in the middle of it all.”

Jasmine Neal knelt naked in the middle of the hotel bedroom. Her training had long ago instilled in her that during a scene a submissive’s gaze should never rise from the floor. Unable to look up and see anyone’s face, she watched various pairs of expensive shoes walk around her as a dozen eyes trailed over her skin, examining her body from every angle.

Forcing herself to stay still under their casual inspection, she made yet another attempt to work out which voice belonged to which pair of circling shoes.

“Perhaps she will be a good influence on them.” A woman’s voice. High heeled stilettos—very expensive but discreetly so—they fitted the cultured tone of voice perfectly. Old money, a vampire perhaps.

“Huh!” That exclamation, no doubt, belonged to the scuffed loafers. The edge of the man’s trousers had frayed where they’d rubbed on the floor. Poor perhaps or, more likely given the situation, a man who was simply careless of clothes and appearances. Perhaps, a man who felt more at home in a fur coat than a tailored suit—a werewolf.

“Then perhaps she will distract them,” the woman suggested.

“The situation has been explained to her and humans are far more resilient than you give them credit for. I have every confidence she will survive the encounter.”

Jasmine didn’t need the help of footwear to identify that voice. She knew Mr. Washington’s voice very well. Harsh, commanding and undeniably dominant. Even if she hadn’t known already, she would have guessed he’d wear military boots—each one always polished to a gleam by another person’s hands. A submissive’s hands. In this particular case, by her hands.

“It is all the damn humans’ fault anyway. All those stupid stories about how much vampires and werewolves hate each other. It puts ideas into our children’s heads. We’ve lived in peace—each species happily minding its own business for hundreds of generations and now we are brought down to this!”

A new pair of shoes came into her view. Black lace ups. Polished, but not excessively so. Well made, but not by any designer of note. Nondescript, just like the voice she attached to it.

“She is their physical type,” Mr. Washington said. “She’s been well trained and she knows what’s required of her. She’ll follow her orders.”

“She is still only one woman,” that was Mr. Nondescript. Jasmine struggled to attach a species to him. Zombie? Ghoul? Maybe the man was even another human. It was possible a human besides Mr. Washington had made it onto the council of elders—highly unlikely, but possible.

“Do not underestimate women,” the high heeled possible-vampire said from somewhere behind Jasmine. “There are many times when more can be accomplished by a smile from a woman than by the threats of a hundred armed men.”

“I’d prefer to be in the middle of those armed men, if I was going to be the one stuck between those two brats.”

“Threats have had no success with Hayden,” the scuffed loafers said. Jasmine changed his species label from possible-werewolf, to definite-werewolf. An alpha werewolf who didn’t like members of his pack disobeying him one little bit. The growl in his voice came through loud and clear.

“Nor Stafford,” the lady sighed. “Oh well, bring them in. If nothing else, she might keep them out of trouble until tomorrow morning.”

Some signal passed above Jasmine’s head and footsteps hurried from the room. The men and women who made up the council of elders wouldn’t have rushed to follow anyone’s command. A servant must have left the room then—or perhaps another trained submissive like herself.

The position she’d been ordered to assume would have given her a perfect view of anyone entering or leaving the room, if she had been allowed to look up. A few seconds later she heard the door open again and saw two new pairs of shoes stride into her field of vision.

One vampire, one werewolf. She’d been told that when she agreed to take part in the scene and it wasn’t hard to guess which one was which.

The vampire stood on the right—designer shoes and tailored black trousers. On the left stood battered trainers that had obviously been pushed off and on the wearer’s feet without him bothering with the laces, topped by ripped jeans. He wasn’t wearing socks either, she noted.

Jasmine looked for other clues about the men. Long years spent never looking anyone in the eye during a scene had given her a lot of practise at reading people from the knees down. The men were both tall.

Risking glances up as far as the men’s waists, she could see the werewolf carried more muscle, and that he was also an inch or two taller than the vampire. But, from her place on the floor, Jasmine would bet her life that neither man would have a real advantage over the other if it came down to a fight between tooth and paw. And both of them were ready to brawl right then, each man had already adopted a stance which would allow them to attack at any moment.

Tension poured off each man. They stood just a few feet from each other, facing the council. Technically they faced her too—although they were so caught up in hating each other, she doubted they’d even noticed her small, naked presence in the middle of the room.

If you’d like to find out more about the other stories in the anthology. You can find it here.

Thanks for reading,

Kim Dare.
Kink, love and a happy ending. Do you Dare?

Friday, 8 May 2009

Young and Successful?

Hi everyone,

I'm still blogging away - still somewhere other than here, lol.

I'm on Wendy Tomlinson's blog today. She's a life coach and she's running profiles of all sorts of different people as part of her "Young and Successful" month. Not sure if I'm actually that, but I am there, and I'm talking about how I got published etc.

You can check the post out here :)

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Blogging at other places :)

It's a bank holiday week, so I'm completely lost as to which day I'm on. But I have been blogging about the place this week.

Writer's Evolution - Doing what comes Naturally - for the topic Why did you become a writer?


Oh, Get a Grip - Sometimes Scary is Good! - for the topic Series or Stand Alone?

What else do I have to tell you about.

Not a lot to tell you the truth.

I'm working on the first draft of G-A-Y book 5 and I'm extending The Mark of an Alpha. And that's it really.

All pretty calm and peaceful :)

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Attack of the blurbs!

I've had a huge flurry of good news over the last couple of days.

I'm not even sure where to start!

The final decision has been made on the stories to be included in TEB's Friction Anthology. My story Yes! is in.

Here's the blurb for Yes!:

Can Andrew really spend twelve hours saying no to everything Stephen offers him? It’s not going to be easy, when all he wants to say is - Yes!

Andrew likes sex. If someone he’s attracted to wants to have sex with him, he’s not going to say no to them. That’s not a character flaw, it’s just common sense.

Stephen seems to think otherwise. He’s sure Andrew is incapable of saying no to a cheap thrill. But, at the same time, he’s more than happy to provide Andrew with the prefect opportunity to prove him wrong.

Andrew has no doubt that he can say no to everything the younger man offers him for the next twelve hours, and that’s all he needs to do to win their bet. He’s also quite looking forward to cutting the would-be dominant down to size in the process. Because, while he may be easy when it comes to vanilla encounters, Andrew has high standards when it comes to dominants.

There’s no way an inexperienced nineteen year old is going to receive his submission. Andrew will obviously find it easy to say no to that. Won’t he…?

Moving on to the next bit of good news I have to share - my Lust Bites now form an official collection called G-A-Y.

Here's the blurb for that:

Being gay isn’t always easy. Between families and closets and psychotic ex-boyfriends, finding a happy ending can be difficult to say the least.

At the same time, other guys seem to fly a rainbow flag and breeze through homosexuality as if it’s the easiest thing in the world.

Maybe it’s about time the guys who’ve got it all worked out shared some of the fun with those having a rougher time of it.

Maybe that could lead to happy endings all around.

And that collection now includes four stories.

My Christmas G-A-Y Lust Bite Gay Divorcee has been accepted for publication on December 14th.

Here's the blurb for that:

Grayson gave up on the idea of gay marriage when he became a gay divorcee. Can Jones remind him that not all gay men are like his cheating ex?

Gay marriage, civil commitment and equal rights. Jones doesn’t care what it’s called. He wants that security to be part of his future, and he wants it to be available to everyone else too. He’s happy to tell his dominant friend Bernard, and anyone else who will listen, how wonderful it will be when every gay man can live happily ever after with the man he loves.

Gay divorce, cheating husbands and bad decisions. Grayson used to think that the right to marry another man would cure all gay ills too - until he married and divorced Claude. The adorably submissive Jones obviously needs someone to explain to him exactly why gay men should never get married before he makes all the same mistakes Grayson made.

Before the Christmas celebrations end, someone will have to accept that they are wrong and the other man is right. The only question is who?

And I have a completely new series accepted as well - a werewolf series called Pack Discipline. I don't have a blurb for the series as a whole yet, but I do have one for the first novel in the series, because it's just been accepted!

The Mark of an Alpha is a Male/male, BDSM, werewolf novel and it's due to be released Januray 14th 2010!

And here's that blurb:

Dominance and submission mean different things to werewolves than to humans. Once Marsdon and Bennett try things the human way – nothing can ever be the same for them again.

Werewolf tradition is very clear. The alpha pair is the corner stone of the pack. Equality between the alphas is everything. Alphas mate with alphas.

Human leather clubs work to different rules. Dominants mate with submissives. Power is exchanged freely and for the ultimate pleasure of all. Sometimes the most alpha men in the club find happiness with the most omega men. And sometimes the omegas are more than they first appear to be.

A wolf might be able to hide his identity and play anonymously in those clubs for a little while, but he can’t ignore reality forever. Marsdon and Bennett have lives to get back to, they have packs to return to… they have wolfen traditions to follow.

They have just one more night together before they have to lose each other forever. All they can do now, is make the most of it.

*Takes a deep breath* And that's it!

Hope you have a great bank holiday weekend.