This is my first attempt at a newsletter. I’m guessing there’s going to be a lot of trial and error involved in getting it right. So, if there’s anything you think would make a nice addition or that could be better done differently, feel free to mention it in a comment.
Everyone who leaves a comment will be entered into a draw to win an e-book of their choice from my back list, or an IOU for a future release.
Onto the newsletter!
September Newsletter 2010.
Coming This Month
September 6th – Gayday! Gayday!
Book eleven in the G-A-Y Series
A gayday signal—as Rip happily explains to his rather straight friend—is just like a mayday signal, except in this case, the distress flag going up is decidedly rainbow coloured.
When Rip needs a friend to rescue him from his date by pretending to be his disgruntled master, it's obvious that another sub isn't going to be up to the job. He needs a dominant, and a straight one will do in a pinch.
Slade isn't thrilled about being woken up in the middle of the night and asked to rescue his bratty little friend, but he can't bring himself to leave a sub to the mercy of an unknown dominant either. And, even if most of his previous lovers have been women, he can't quite resist the temptation to show Rip how he would act if he really were catching his sub flirting with another dominant.
Who knew a straight dominant could have so much fun playing white knight to a gay submissive?
Reader Advisory: This series is connected solely by theme. Each story can be read as a stand alone title and they can be read in any order.
September 6th – Trust, Love, Submit (As part of the Threefold Anthology)
Dallen and Caroline understand each other’s needs perfectly. That’s the problem, they both need the same things—things another submissive has no chance of providing. They need a dominant in their lives.
Finding someone they want to submit to isn’t easy. Finding a good dominant who is equally interested in them both is even harder. After several disastrous encounters with different doms, the only thing that’s keeping them going is hope.
When Horton sees a beautiful young couple, playing in a local club, he knows he’s spotted his ideal pair of playmates, but he’s not looking for anything serious. He’s not looking to fall in love with anyone.
Can three people looking for very different things find real happiness in each other’s arms? Caroline, Dallen and Horton are about to find out.
September 27th – Handcuffs and Headlocks
Book Three in the Rawlings Men series.
Undercover police officer Ed Rawlings isn’t just good at his job—he’s bloody fantastic at it. But there is such a thing as being too good at playing pretend. When reality refuses to come back, even when he’s off duty, something has to change for the hyperactive submissive. Could a no nonsense master be exactly who he needs to help him make those changes?
Derby FitzGerald doesn’t do pretend. Losing track of reality when you’re teaching martial arts would be bound to get very painful, very quickly. But maybe there’s such a thing as taking life too seriously too. Could a confused cop be precisely the right person to remind him of that?
Reader advisory: While this story can be read as a stand alone, it can also be read in sequence as part of the Rawlings Men Series.
In case you missed them last month’s releases were:
And if we scroll back a whole year, September 2009’s release was:
A huge thanks to everyone who bought a copy of Gay Friendly. As I mentioned at the time, all the royalties I receive for this book are being donated to Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice.
I’ve just received my TEB royalty statement for July. 349 copies were sold that month. That means that so far the readers of Gay Friendly have raised a fantastic £235.92 for really amazing cause.
I'm dontating through this site.
The fantastic Chris at Stumbling Over Chaos is giving away a copy of Gayday! Gayday! here (Closes September 3rd)
And also a copy of the Threefold Anthology containing Trust, Love, Submit here (Closes September 7th)
Works in progress
I’m just putting the final few touches to a Christmas Story for Total-e-bound called Mistletoe and Submission. I’m sure everyone will be shocked to hear a contemporary Male/Male, BDSM novel, lol. It’s also about 55k long and due to be published on December 20th 2010.
Here’s the blurb as it currently stands:
“Stand under the mistletoe until midnight, naked, blindfolded and bound. Submit to any dominant who wants a piece of you.”
At the junior doms regular poker night, anything can, and frequently does, happen. Add in crackers that contain dares instead of jokes and two men’s lives might never be the same.
When Carl applied to join the best leather club in the city, he had no doubt about his preference for dominance. It was only when he set eyes on Sloan that he began to wonder if submission might be far more fun than he originally thought.
With no time for club politics and little interest in rising through the ranks, ever since experienced dom Sloan moved to the city and joined the club, he’s been quite content to bide his time among the junior dominants and keep a brotherly eye on a young man who is obviously out of his depth with his more outgoing contemporaries.
One man has to do the dare. The only question now, is which man will it be, and are either of the friends ready for the way their relationship might change after a night of Mistletoe and Submission?
Once this one wings it’s way to my editor this weekend, I’ll be turning my attention to polishing up Perfect Timing 6. It’s another Male/Male BDSM tale, about 35k long. I wrote it way back in 2008 and my writing has changed a little since then, so it’ll be interesting to see how much of it survives!
I generally have a writing project, where I work on the first draft of another story alongside whatever I’m editing. At the moment I’m about half way through Cameron’s Pride—the fourth and last book in the Thrown to the Lions series.
About half way through the month, I should be moving on to re-writing and extending the next book in my Collared series. This is another one from 2008. It started ovff as a short, grew into a novella, I'm now making it a 35k story :)
In Real Life:
For anyone who’s following the ongoing saga of my health issues, things aren’t going too bad. The new meds are still helping. When I manage to pace myself sensibly (which admittedly isn’t that often) I’m relatively pain free.
And for those who are into their crafts as well as their reading. I’m currently part way through 2 crochet projects.
A full size patchwork afghan made out of solid granny squares with black boarders:
(I need to do three more squares out of each colour ball of wool, and yep - it's probably going to be hiding a large chunk of the living room carpet until I'm done!)
And a pink, what I think is going to be a lap sized, one piece granny square blanket:
(I think it needs at least two more rows of dusky pink, maybe three)
And that's it - you've made it to the end! Congratulations and thanks for reading!
Don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered into the draw. The winner will be announced in next month’s newsletter.
Have a great September everyone!
Kink, love and a happy ending. Do you Dare?