Friday, July 4, 2014

Demon of Envy - Gods of Love

A month or two ago I posted about the new release by my good friend, the awesome author Jennifer Lynne. I've since learned that she's made the entire first chapter available to read for free! Oh, and how about that smexy cover!?

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DEMON OF ENVY (GODS OF LOVE) by Jennifer Lynne

Blurb:
Phthonos, god of envy and jealousy, has been given a second chance at life and love in the mortal realm. He is desperate to make up for the mistakes of his past. But is Thon more demon than god? And if the demon Envy wins out, how will this lonely god ever find room in his heart for love?

Olivia is an ordinary woman living an ordered life, but at thirty-two true romance appears to have eluded her. Everywhere she looks people are in relationships or falling in love, but her career and her charity work are enough to keep the demon of envy at bay.

Or so she thinks…until the moment he turns up on her doorstep with a demand that rips her life and her heart wide open and leaves her at risk of eternal torment.

DEMON OF ENVY is the fifth erotic romance novella in the GODS OF LOVE series, but each story is designed as a stand-alone with the Greek gods of desire as a common theme. The series can be read in any order.




Buy Links for DEMON OF ENVY (GODS OF LOVE)



Author Bio
Jennifer Lynne lives in Melbourne, Australia, and writes short contemporary erotic romance, mostly with paranormal/fantasy elements. When she’s not writing what her family and friends call “porn for chicks” and what she prefers to call “super-hot romance for intelligent readers”, she is working in the admin day job, running around after two teenage daughters and trying to find time for her lovely new husband.

Jennifer is published with Red Sage and Breathless Press. Over the past two years she has also embarked on an indie journey with the publication of her GODS OF LOVE romance series featuring erotic Greek gods and modern-day mortals in need of sexual healing.

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

It's Good For What Ails Ya...

I blogged a couple of days back about the gang-bang cover art I've been making lately. Interestingly, I forgot to mention that in many cases, there's no actual hint on the cover about the content. On one of the covers there was a couple. The others both had a single lady (with or without a ring on it). Even the titles didn't wholly reflect the multitudinous nature of the participants. In fact, even that last sentence was far frillier than it needed to be, all of which is symptomatic of the way these so-called taboo subjects need to be treated in order that they still be searchable on the distributors.

But with lactation erotica? Not so much.

Yes, lately I've had a huge influx of lactation erotica covers to make. This would probably be a genre that nudges the taboo without really diving in. And it's possibly on the edge of edgy. It's a niche market, but I think it's a nice one.

And the good thing with lactation erotica is that I get to work with boobs. There's nothing wrong with that in my book. And what a bevy of bouncy boobies I've been blessed with.

Firstly, a boxed set called Cream of the Crop 2. This was a lot of fun, taking an image which could NOT be used, and making into one which could. I love a challenge. Plus, did I mention boobs?


And from there, I scored the chance to work directly with Aubrey Ember on her ever-increasing catalog of lactation works. Firstly with her The Amazing Human Cow series (6 titles + boxed set; selection shown below).


From there, Aubrey and I have moved on to the Milky College Student series, which includes some older man/younger woman power play erotica, as well as some gang-bang stuff (in a nice crossover between the two genres I've been discussing). This series is also six titles + boxed set.



Mmm...boobies...

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

By Its Cover

It occurs to me that the old cliché that we should not judge a book by its cover is a double-edged sword.

I've noticed plenty of covers out there - flat ones AND 3D ones - which are simply poor. No other word describes them fairly. But the reason I've noticed them is because they're selling well.

Now most people can recognise poor visual work, even if they can't put names to the faults. Yet overall, it seems plenty of people are willing to ignore issues of quality when it comes to a book they want. People are not, indeed, judging the book by its cover.

Certainly it seems this is more common within erotica than in any other genre. People are after the quick thrill of the story, and the packaging is neither here nor there.

But it begs the question...is it really worth having good cover art? This is not a challenge, or a thinly-disguised request for martyrdom. I do spend a goodly amount of time striving to create the best quality covers I'm capable of, but I do sometimes wonder if it's really that important.

What do you guys think? Will you buy a book with a shoddy cover as long as it's a story you believe you'll enjoy? Or would bad cover art turn you off buying it at all?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Something Harder


In recent weeks and months, I've been getting some harder stories to create cover for. Well, maybe "harder" is not the right word. More taboo, edgier material, that's not necessarily dark.

It's been a good experience for me as both a cover artist and a writer. It's let me know that there's a market for nearly everything (which I guess I already knew, but it's nice to see it metaphorically in the flesh).

The two main genres I've been working on have been gang-bang erotica and lactation erotica. I'll have a new post about the milky stuff later on, but this post will be about the gangs. 

A few writers of my acquaintance teamed up to create a bunch of bundles. They're not all published yet, but several of them are. And I was fortunate to be given the opportunity to create a few of the covers.

 
The Gang's All Here 
Petrea Algar & Friends

What’s a girl to do when she wants more than two? Those deep, dark fantasies that good girls won’t admit to having. See what these six authors do with four—or more—to play with!

Purchase now from Amazon.




Taken Roughly 
Raquel Rogue & Friends

What is it about forbidden love we find so…alluring? Why can't we control who we fall in love with? And why does forbidden love bring out the animal in us?

This anthology consists of 6 popular erotic short stories, written by 6 popular erotica writers. The subject matter is pushing the forbidden, taboo love limits, exploring acts so forbidden they can't be mentioned here. 


Purchase now from Amazon.



Taken By Them All
Carl East & Friends


There are only a couple of stories in this book that could be classed as taboo, but all the stories have one thing in common. They have group scenes, a popular and very erotic genre/fantasy amongst the many readers out there. 

Purchase now from Amazon.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Coming To A Head (heehee...I said "coming"...and "head")



Well, it’s all come to a head for me. All the haters out there are simply REFUSING to actually hate me. The bullies? They’re busy elsewhere. And you know those pesky readers, reviewers and bloggers who post spoilers of your surprise endings? NONE OF THEM have even NOTICED MY EXISTENCE!

So I feel I have absolutely no recourse now. That’s right. On July 4th, I will be pulling ABSOLUTELY NONE of my books from sale - solo works or co-authored. It truly is a dramatic step, but it’s one that, in this current environment, I simply cannot not afford not to not do. Or not.

This book, for instance. It’s the first book in my co-authored BDSM series. It’s been out since November 2012, but the time has simply come for it to stay published for as long as we can foresee. So if you want a copy, you’d really better buy it today. Or tomorrow. Or really, any time at all.

SUBMISSION THERAPY
Part One in the Consummate Therapy Series


But as if that wasn’t gut-wrenching enough, the second book in the series is going to have to get the same treatment. To effect such a status quo situation on Book 1 was always going to have consequences. So this next book will also be pulled from sale in ABSOLUTELY NONE of the major (or minor) distributors.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Part Two in the Consummate Therapy series


Inevitably, with Books 1 and 2 remaining published and distributed for the foreseeable future, it would be folly for us to think that Book 3 could fare any differently.

IMMERSION THERAPY
Part Three in the Consummate Therapy series


Of course, the real trouble is that the three books also exist in anthology form. And you guessed it. It’s going the same way. Straight to where it already is, right at this moment. Published everywhere.

CONSUMMATE THERAPY - THE SERIES


And now, drunk with power, I’ve made an executive decision about the Master of Desire bundle. Though there are ten authors involved, I’m putting myself in charge of its destiny right now. It, too, is remaining published until forever. So if you want a copy, you’d really better get on it within the next 2-3 months. Seriously.

MASTER OF DESIRE


http://www.amazon.com/Master-Desire-Domination-Submission-Anthology-ebook/dp/B00KN06S26


Thank you all for your time. I look forward to publishing more stories in the future. Hopefully those new titles will also remain published forever and ever.

Friday, June 13, 2014

SHADES OF CHAOS - LAUNCH PARTY




Shades of Chaos (Dystopian YA Boxed set) RELEASE PARTY AND GIVEAWAY!
 WELCOME to the Release Day Party and Giveaway for Shades of Chaos (Dystopian YA boxed set)!

Dare yourself to enter into post-apocalyptic future with this gritty collection of first-in-a-series books by six bestselling authors! Discover unique worlds packed with non-stop action, adventure, and suspense set against a gritty, futuristic backdrop.
  Together, these books have over 320 5-star reviews on Amazon!
Over 1400 pages of stories, with *exclusive* content from Alexia Purdy, Katie Salidas, and Chrystalla Thoma!
Best for ages 16 and up~



INCLUDED IN THE BOXED SET:
I Am Alive – Cameron Jace
Dissension – Katie Salidas
Initiation (NEW! Prequel to Dissension) – Katie Salidas
Finding Hope (NEW! Prequel to Rex Rising) – Chrystalla Thoma
Rex Rising – Chrystalla Thoma
Resonant (NEW! Prequel to Reign of Blood) – Alexia Purdy
Reign of Blood – Alexia Purdy
Released – Megan Duncan
Burning Bridges – Nadège K. Richards

I AM Alive (Cameron Jace): I am not my heart rate. I am not my skills. I am not how I look like. My name is Decca Tenderstone. I live in a future America where teenagers are ranked on a scale from 1 to 10 on graduation day. There has never been a 10. Those below the rank of 5 are considered Monsters, a liability to society. The system says I am a Monster. I will not let them kill me. I will survive.
Initiation (Katie Salidas): Being a Vampire is a crime punishable by eternal servitude in the arena as a Gladiator of the Iron Gate. Mira, a newly turned vampire, must prove she has what it takes to survive in the human’s world. It’s kill or be killed. Immortality is not guaranteed.
Dissension (Katie Salidas): In the aftermath of the great cataclysm, vampires are enslaved by humans and used for blood sport as gladiators in the arena. Mira is undefeated, uncompromising, and unbreakable, but when an escape attempt leads her into the path of the city’s Regent, her destiny is changed forever.
Finding Hope (Chrystalla Thoma): After the death of the one person he called mother, Elei leaves the Trashlands of Ost for the city – looking for other people and for answers. But he soon finds out that people are complicated and answers hard to come by…
Rex Rising (Chrystalla Thoma): In a world where parasites create new human races, Elei leads a peaceful life as aircar driver — until a mysterious attack on his boss sends him fleeing with a bullet in his side and the fleet at his heels.
Resonant (Alexia Purdy): As the first days of the end of humanity tumble across the City of Las Vegas, turning everyone into vampire-like creatures, April Tate will find out what it really means to survive.
Reign of Blood (Alexia Purdy): April Tate is a seventeen-year-old ferocious vampire killer who lives in the remains of Las Vegas one year after a viral epidemic has left the world decimated. After her family is abducted, her world tilts when she discovers they’re not truly alone.
Released (Megan Duncan): After a demon apocalypse kills everyone they know, 17-year old Abby Phillips, her brother and her friend Max flee their home to travel through the wastelands of America, chasing a radio transmission of a resistance offering shelter. But soon enough Abby and her companions discover what awaits them is much worse they could have ever imagined.
Burning Bridges (Nadège K. Richards): In a world divided between Hunters and Warriors, where prisoners are forced to fight in the arena until death, young Princess Echo must fight to find out who she really is and to put a world that has been swallowed by lies back together again

We’re celebrating the release with an awesome giveaway, giving away great dystopian YA ebooks and gift cards.
 To make things even better, the book is on sale at $0.99 for a limited time!  Go get your copy today. :)

COME JOIN US on Facebook  where we’re having a great Release Party!  We’ll be celebrating all day, so join us to read exciting excerpts from all six novels AND from the new never-before-published new stories of the boxed set!
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Last Days of 99¢

[Cross-Posted at Coffee-Fueled Erotica]

I thought it best to announce that both the Consummate Therapy anthology and the Master of Desire anthology, both currently priced at 99¢, will be jumping up to $2.99 in a day or two. If you've been thinking about grabbing these books, now is the best time.

Just a reminder about them...

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Firstly, our Consummate Therapy series (the boxed set) has been dropped to only 99¢ for a two-week period! It was a series that we enjoyed writing perhaps more than we should have! It's naughty, it's hot and speaking personally, it made me tingle for reasons that almost scared me. It was quite a cathartic experience to see things from the points of view of both main characters. (Not to mention how damn much fun it was to write Natasha's bitchy one-liners! I still don't know which of us enjoyed writing those parts more!)




The Consummate Therapy series flips Fifty Shades on its head, with a despotic female billionaire learning the value – and art – of true submission at the hands of a hot but steely Dom. Follow Natasha’s journey as she walks a fine line between what she thinks she wants...and what her Master knows she truly needs.
With rave reviews, and a 4.6 Star average (across the series), people from all over are falling in love with Natasha and her Master.






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So that's the Consummate Therapy news. But flowing on from that, there's a reason we dropped the price on our bundle. And it's because of this next bundle! "Master of Desire" is a BDSM Romance bundle released only a few days ago. And already it's making more waves than a sharply-slapped bottom filmed in slow-motion! (That link is NSFW, by the way!) This bundle has nine super-sexy tales of BDSM Romance - some sweet and mild, and others darker and more challenging. All the authors involved are proud to be included and we're loving the opportunity to reach across to readers who may not have heard of us. Incidentally, check below the blurb info for a Rafflecopter link. You could win an Amazon gift card, which only means MORE BOOKS FOR YOU!




His every touch an imprint, His every word a potent command. To become His—both body and soul—is not to be owned. It is to be truly accepted. To belong. Only a precious few know the ecstasy of giving themselves over to the ultimate Dom. 

Ten bestselling domination and submission romance authors. Nine sensual novelettes of seduction and submission in one collection. The Master of Desire awaits. 

Stories by Candy Quinn, Olivia Rigal, Penelope L'Amoreaux, Michelle Fox, Jordan Bell, Hildred Billings, Salidas & Rowe, Jessi Bond and Elsa Day