These five fairy tales feature LGBTQ characters, many of whom begin life in castles, yet make their way into the wild forests for love, truth, and a sense of themselves. This free anthology takes the classics and makes them ours.
White Deer by Jess Martin – Curses, shape-shifting, and shrimp fairies: welcome to Jenn’s version of Madame d’Aulnoy’s fairy tale where she gender-bends the cursed creation, takes liberty with the hero’s tale, and finds a princess who isn’t in a rush to get rescued.
Snow White by Christina Rosso – When Snow White’s father brings home Nadene, her new step-mother, the princess has doubts about the girl’s ability to be a queen and mother, but what Snow White never expects is to fall in love with her.
The Tree of Wisdom by Dale Cameron Lowry – A curse cast on Prince Florian makes love a dangerous enterprise. But when he meets animal whisperer Olvir, he falls willingly.
If Only You Were Someone Else by Jennifer Loring – A changeling is willing to risk everything to discover who and what s/he really is–especially when s/he falls for a human male.
Heaven Scent by Chantal Boudreau – A highly sensual retelling of Rapunzel from an insider’s perspective.
Title: Fourteen Shades of F*cked Up – An Anthology
Authors: Alyson Hale, Ariel Marie, Brittney Coon, Cristina Slough, J.A. Kerr, J.L. Baldwin, Jennifer Loring, Lilly James, Marie Skye, ML Rodriguez, N. Mills, QUINN, S. Valentine, Zack Halford
Release Date: February 14th, 2017
Genre: Dark/erotic romance anthology
★ SYNOPSIS ★
Roses are red. So is passion. And blood.
Fourteen authors have brought you stories of pain and love. Struggle and dissonance. Lust and depravity.
Whether your poison is a naughty husband and wife, a kinky night out on the town, edging toward the pinnacle of pain and pleasure, or something a little more supernatural, come indulge in your deepest, darkest, most f*cked up cravings.
We promise we won’t judge…if you won’t.
Note: This anthology contains content that is not appropriate for readers under the age of 18.
PETITION DENIED by Alyson Hale A rich lawyer gives his beloved wife the punishment of a lifetime after finding divorce papers in the mail.
DARKNESS CONSUMED by Ariel Marie An assassin’s life is never easy–and neither is leaving the one you love in order to save them.
EXCITABLE by Brittney Coon When a dominant is sold as a submissive to another dominant, a dramatic power struggle ensues.
CONSENSUAL by Cristina Slough A couple tries to resuscitate their broken marriage by going to their first swingers party.
F*CKING ADDICTED by J.A. Kerr Sex addict Aiden knows his attraction to fellow addict Keira is dangerous–but then, so is he.
FOREVER PROMISES by J.L. Baldwin When the demons come out to play and stake their claim, there are always fatal flaws.
A STRANGE AND DISTANT SAFETY by Jennifer Loring For one young man, the nightmare scenario of abduction and torture becomes the key to unlocking his ultimate fantasy.
WICKED GAMES by Lilly James Lyle and Ivy live for their toxic relationship, but all wicked games eventually come to an end.
AFFLICTION by Marie Skye A prominent doctor enjoys inflicting pain on his enemies, until he begins to question his original intent.
STORY OF US by ML Rodriguez He is the first to introduce her to carnal pleasures she never dreamed of, but will he be the last?
HER MISTAKE by N. Mills Dysfunctional: an adjective that embodies Jezabelle’s entire childhood and everything she strives to avoid, until a smooth-talking biker ruins all of her plans.
MISS X by Quinn She calls herself a “professional mistress”–no love, no commitment, no future, until she meets a strangely familiar man who shows her how to feel again.
KILLER DOM by S. Valentine Sometimes lust can carry you down surprising and dangerous paths…
ANOTHER LAST GLANCE by Zack Halford A terminally ill billionaire uses an experimental procedure to feel endless ecstasy, but all he really wants is one last moment with his true love.
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. Read the rest of this entry →
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Apologies for being utterly terrible at updating this blog with real posts lately. This year is going to be my busiest yet, so I thought I’d do a quick round-up of what’s coming in the next nine months. I hope you’re as excited as I am!
1. What’s Left of Me (The Firebird Trilogy #2): Officially in production. Release date is July 26!
2. Beautiful Things: Now that I have the rights back since the original publisher went kaput at the end of 2015, I’m releasing a second edition. This one will be revised and expanded, so if you were wishing for more of Mitzi and Wolfrik, you’re going to get it! I’m aiming to have this out sometime around the end of June. Doubly excited about this one because a dear friend and fantastic artist is doing the new cover. More details soon!
3. No One on Earth: This is a m/m sci-fi romance novella I’m writing for After Glows Publishing’s winter holiday anthology. First draft is done!
4. “The Wind Whispers ‘Witiko'”: OK, so I spent YEARS trying to sell this story, and at WHC 2015 in Atlanta, I was fortunate enough for one of Black Mirror Press’s co-owners to sit beside me. We struck up a conversation, exchanged info, and a few months later I was invited to submit to their first anthology, Snowpocalypse. My wendigo story finally sees the light of day!
5. Prison Made of Mirrors: My novella-length dark fantasy retelling of Snow White, with Vikings and werewolves, releases from Vagabondage Press later this year.
Things Not So Set in Stone:
Upcoming projects include the final book in The Firebird Trilogy (as-yet untitled, but I’ll be starting work on it within the next few days), the paranormal romance I’ve started three or four times now and finally figured out where I want to go with it, and a romance short story for a project I can’t talk about yet. I’ve also finished a vampire short story that I’ll be submitting for anthology consideration. Other things possibly happening this year if I have time: a m/m shifter romance novella and a holiday hockey romance novella.
Jenn Loring, winner of the 2013 Tales from the Lake horror writing competition, talks about her winning story, “The Fine Art of Wrecking”, in Crystal Lake Publishing’s upcoming Tales from The Lake Vol.1.
I’m super happy to announce that DarkFuse will be publishing my novella Conduits. This was, despite its tragic inspiration (the death of a beloved friend), a lot of fun to write. It’s my love letter to Japanese horror and quantum mechanics, and I’m glad it’s in such good hands. More details to come!
The other upcoming publication (so far) is a reprint of my 2004 story “A Taste for It” in the Of Devils and Deviants anthology, which should be out February 2014 from Crowded Quarantine Publications. If you like Storyville hookers and cannibalism, this one’s for you. The cover is great, too!
Last but certainly not least, come back this Friday, Nov. 29, when I’ll be featuring Katie Kenyhercz (aka Katie McGinley), author of the Las Vegas Sinners hockey romance series.