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Release Day: Craving Bad

Published May 23, 2017 by Jennifer Loring

To take the bad with the good has never been this tempting…

We all need it. We all crave it. The unexpected. The freedom of letting all your inhibitions go. It’s the thrill of being led to the edge, testing the limits, wondering if and when you’ll be pushed over. It’s the rush of the unknown. The bittersweet of tasting the forbidden when you know it’s undeniably bad for you. It consumes you, possesses you, and seduces you with its decadence, the desire for wickedly bad things.

Eleven stories of sinfully seductive bad boys and scandalously wild bad girls—all ready to ignite your deepest desires by letting you experience the daring side of romance.

A blackmailing hacker. An infamous cage fighter. The Sergeant at Arms of a criminal MC. They’re breaking bad with shameless temptation…and they are downright irresistible.

Do you want to be taken to the edge? Do you ache for the thrill of experiencing how good bad can be?

Craving bad? Now’s your chance to indulge.

Looking Ahead

Published October 19, 2016 by Jennifer Loring

It’s been a busy year (in a good way!) and looks to stay that way through the end of 2016. In roughly chronological order, here’s what’s coming up for the rest of the year and what’s on deck after that.
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News, Future Projects, and Where I’ve Been Lately

Published August 16, 2015 by Jennifer Loring

I’ve been doing a lot of signal-boosting for others here lately and not posting much about myself, but that’s because this summer has been…well, “crazy” is putting it mildly. My husband and I bought a house just before Memorial Day. A few weeks later, my sister became critically ill while on vacation in San Diego, so we flew cross-country to be with her. After two weeks there, I accompanied her to her home in Virginia Beach while she recuperated. I was gone for an entire month. Two weeks after I returned home, we adopted two rescue basset hounds (who are the most loving, adorable furbabies ever) from Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue. It has certainly not been a boring summer.

While I was away, however, I managed to finally finish Firebird, the first book in a contemporary romance series featuring my beloved new character, Alex–you can check out the men who helped inspire him on my Pinterest board. I participated in Twitter’s Pit2Pub in July, generated a lot of interest, and ended up selling the trilogy to Limitless Publishing. Branching out into a new genre has been a lot of fun, and the Firebird series will keep me busy for a while, but fear not; I haven’t abandoned horror and dark fantasy! I’m also working on two steampunk novellas, a zombie novella and a novelette, a Weird novella, and a cosmic horror novel.

If you haven’t already, please consider picking up my books at Amazon, and look for Firebird on October 20!

Beautiful Things is Now Available!

Published May 30, 2014 by Jennifer Loring

815m9D08KDL._SL1415_ Mitzi Weinhaus is the talentless daughter of two Munich Kabarett stars. One night, in an underground club that has so far escaped Nazi detection, she meets the enigmatic singer Giselle, who offers her the chance to be a hero. All Mitzi has to do is infiltrate the notorious Dachau death camp, but she won’t have to do it alone.

Teamed up with the mysterious Wolfrik, for whom she develops an alarming attraction, Mitzi soon finds herself ensnared in a world of secret societies, super-soldiers, monsters, and gods. Double-crossed on all sides, it is up to her to save her parents from certain death–and to save her heart from one of the most powerful beings in the universe.

Buy now at Amazon.com

(And thank you to Fox & Raven Publishing for taking such good care of this story!)

A Crash Course in Dieselpunk

Published April 3, 2014 by Jennifer Loring

This week I’m celebrating the sale of my novelette Beautiful Things to Fox & Raven Publishing. I figured it was the perfect time to post about the sub-genre in which Beautiful Things exists, that of dieselpunk. An offshoot of cyberpunk, dieselpunk lives in the shadow of its more famous cousin, steampunk. Wikipedia notes that “Dieselpunk is an art style based on the aesthetics popular between World War I and the end of World War II. The style combines the artistic and genre influences of the period (including pulp magazines, serial films, film noir, art deco, and wartime pin-ups) with postmodern technology and sensibilities.” My story, set several years before World War II, features art deco, jazz, secret societies, Nazis, werewolves, and diesel-based technology. I have to admit, it was absurdly fun to write. Here are a few images that inspired objects appearing in the story, just to give you an idea of the aesthetics:

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Why dieselpunk? Well, every now and then I get the crazy idea to experiment in another genre. The original story started out as horror, but I wasn’t happy with it. I loved the imagery of dieselpunk, and it fit my story’s time period. I envisioned an alternate, art-deco Munich; werewolves on motorcycles; Nazi experiments with super-soldiers; and diesel-fueled airships sweeping over the cities and death camps. Despite all that, it somehow manages to be arguably the funniest thing I’ve ever written. I had originally intended to submit Beautiful Things to a dieselpunk anthology a couple years ago but didn’t finish it in time. Gradually it grew into a novelette, and the good news is that eventually I plan to write further adventures for my intrepid heroine and her favorite werewolf.

For all you ever wanted to know about dieselpunk, visit Dieselpunks.

The Highlights

Published November 11, 2013 by Jennifer Loring

It’s been a busy few weeks once again. Although my internship is winding down, my editing duties are ramping up (yay, money), and in a few weeks I’ll have even more time to write. Here are the most important goings-on of late:

1. On Halloween I married my long-time boyfriend. We had a nice little private ceremony in our own living room and later that night got all dressed up for the holiday. Our favorite bar gave us a free bottle of champagne, and everyone loved our costumes. I highly recommend getting married on Halloween.

2. I won second place in Fiction Vortex’s First Annual Horror Contest. It was the first time I’d ever entered a writing contest. Woot.

3. I received two big rejections in the past week but finished the first draft of a new novelette. It needs serious work. That said, I completed something. Go me.

4. I’m doing NaNoWriMo again this year. I’m behind in word count as usual, but I think I may actually pull off a win this year.

What have you been up to lately?

TALES OF OBSCENITY #1 PUBLICATION ANNOUNCEMENT

Published April 24, 2013 by Jennifer Loring

image.jpeg SST Publications are proud to announce the release of Tales of Obscenity #1. This exciting debut issue of our new horror & erotic horror magazine features fiction by Jennifer Loring, Angeline Hawkes, Ty Schwamberger, John Everson, Jeremy Terry, M.R. Gott, Christopher Fulbright and J.F. Gonzalez. The beautiful cover art is by David Ho and the full-colour interior artwork and story illustrations are by Luke Spooner, Alan M. Clark, Allen Koszowski, Mike Mabrey, Daniele Serra and Vince Natale. This debut issue also features a ten page, full-colour Mini Gallery from cover artist, David Ho.

The magazine is now available from Amazon US (http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Obscenity-1-Paul-Fry/dp/1909640018/ref=sr_1_11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1366793646&sr=1-11) and will be available very soon, in print and eBook formats, from all major retailers.

To celebrate the launch of our new magazine, we have a fantastic special offer for you!

Purchase a print copy of Tales of Obscenity #1 from anywhere at all, and if you like it and would like to pre-order a copy of the Special Limited Hardcover Signed Lettered/Numbered Editions:

Just send your proof of purchase (snapshot/screen shot/scan/photocopy etc.) to mailpfry@gmail.com and we will give you:

£6 off a copy of the Signed & Lettered Limited Edition or
£3 off a copy of the Signed & Numbered Limited Edition!

(Please remember to state which edition you’d like to pre-order: either the Signed & Lettered or the Signed & Numbered and we will send you a PayPal invoice for the new discounted price.)

It’s like you’re getting a copy of the print magazine for nothing or for half price! What have you got to lose! It’s our way of saying thank you for all your support, and if you do like the mag, you might even fancy subscribing. You never know!

This special offer expires on May 6th, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. (GMT).

For more details about the very Special Limited Hardcover Editions please visit SST Publications: http://sstpublications.co.uk/sst/Magazines/Tales-of-Obscenity-1-Hardcovers.html

SST Publications is also proud to announce the publication of our new eNovelette Series.

We will be publishing novelettes as eBooks in the horror, erotic horror, dark thriller and dark sci-fi genres.

Our new eNovelette Series will be a little different as the bestselling titles from the series will be published as comic versions. These will be comic adaptations of the same story drawn by a comic/graphic novel artist. They will initially be released as eComics to see how well they sell.

If the eNovelettes and eComics sell well, there will be a print edition of them published in the future. Either published individually or in a collection containing a few eNovelettes/eComics that we have published in the series.

Novelettes are defined as having a word count of between 7,500 to 17,500 words. They are a great reading length as they are longer than short stories, but not too long as to be read quickly. They’re the perfect length if you’re after a nice, quick and enjoyable read to fill in a few spare minutes. Our eNovelettes will be around the 10,000 word count.

The first three titles are now available for pre-order directly from SST either individually, or together for a special discounted price.

For more info on the first three eNovelettes in the series please visit: http://sstpublications.co.uk/sst/Ebooks/eNovelette.html

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