Thursday, December 18, 2014

Twelve Days of Holiday Books: Then, One Frozen Christmas Eve

Every December I feature holiday books here at Donuts and Desires. For the next twelve days (or fourteen, or however long this magical celebration decides to go on) you'll find out about great holiday-themed books from some of your favourite authors. Enjoy!

Then, One Frozen Christmas Eve
by Spencer Dryden

On a snowy, frigid Christmas Eve in Minnesota, a heating technician makes an emergency call to a townhome without heat. Don is unable to repair the unit and tells Becky, the occupant, she must vacate the premises and stay in a hotel for her own safety. Becky breaks down and tells Don she has no money and no place to go. She has no friends or family locally and has maxed out her credit cards relocating from San Diego. Don invites her to stay with him until the furnace can be replaced.

Don is smitten by her good looks and warm, inviting manner. He begins to fantasize about a romantic connection, but is restrained by a crippling fear of his sexual inadequacy. Safe at his apartment, Becky turns up the heat on the shy divorcee. Can she melt his fears of intimacy and give him an unforgettable Christmas?

Buy Now from http://www.amazon.com/Then-One-Frozen-Christmas-Eve-ebook/dp/B00QP5QO2M/ref=dondes-20
or http://www.breathlesspress.com/index.php?main_page=product_free_shipping_info&cPath=9&products_id=703

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

"Anonymous" sex, anybody? 50% off Dec 17-19th 2014!

Once upon a time, an author called Giselle wrote a novel called Anonymous... and they all lived happily ever after. The End.

That was a pretty crappy story because it didn't include YOU.  The reader comes in somewhere between the beginning and the end, by picking up a copy. Anonymous is kind of a big ticket item (regular price on the ebook is $7), so those of us who like saving money will be happy to hear it's on sale today, tomorrow and Friday at 50% off.

Anonymous was the first book I wrote that I considered a full-length novel. I'd already written Ondine, but Ondine clocked in under 50,000 word, and at the time I felt like 50k was the magic "novel" number. I'm not so picky about word counts anymore. I know a novel when I see one.

Anonymous is about a man joyfully delving into his bisexuality with the eager help of his wife. Together, they hire an anonymous male prostitute so Nathaniel can experience hot man-on-man sex while Hannah watches. Before they meet up with Mr. Anonymous, they go out for a celebratory dinner where Nathaniel lays eyes on the handsomest, coolest waiter in the history of handsome, cool waiters. They go through with the anonymous sex night, but Nathaniel's hooked on the waiter guy and Hannah develops a secret obsession with finding out who Mr. Anonymous really is.

So it's a stalker novel, really. But not in a scary way.

Also, if you know Toronto you're going to recognize a landmark or two.

Anonymous is 50% off until December 19th 2014, so if I were you I would grab the ebook right away from http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/724-Anonymous.aspx

Enjoy!



Saturday, December 13, 2014

#MySexySaturday Three Fan Faves and a Newbie for #99cents!

Earlier this week I told you about my new holiday mini-anthology, Have Yourself A Sexy Lesbian Christmas. It contains three spicy stories fans have expressed BIG LOVE for over the years. It also contains a new story I wrote just for this collection.

The new one's called Love It or Love It. I came up with the idea while staring out the window (a HUGE part of being a writer) and noticed two cars had collided on my street. The vehicles weren't too messed up and nobody appeared to be hurt. The drivers were exchanging insurance information or whatever people do in that situation (I don't drive, I don't know) and I couldn't help thinking... wouldn't it be nice if they fell in love?

Aww... a meet-cute is born!

This week, in celebration of My Sexy Saturday, I'd like to share the first 7 paragraphs from my new story, Love It or Love It:

“What do you want for Christmas?”

“Ugh. Nothing. I don’t know.” Lili flopped on the couch, sending clouds of cat hair into the air. Snuggie jumped on top of her and started kneading her belly. Petting his ginger neck, she asked, “Do we really need to celebrate Christmas every year? I’m just about done with holidays. What a waste of time.”

I took two steps away to show her I was literally taken aback. “You’re kidding, right?”

“And money,” she added. “Christmastime is such a drain. I don’t see what you get out of it, Nor.”

“You mean beyond the fact that if it wasn’t for the mad, frantic Christmastime mentality we’d never have met?”

A smile broke slowly across Lili’s lips. “True.”

She didn’t say anything as Snuggie made her belly his own personal cat bed. When she closed her eyes I knew she was remembering the day we met, remembering the way we met. So I turned up the Christmas music on the radio and I lifted her shoes from her feet and sat at the end of the couch to rub her ice-cold toes.

Have Yourself a Sexy Lesbian Christmas is on sale at the low introductory price of $0.99. Under a buck for 4 sexy stories! What a deal!

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QS5AB7I?tag=dondes-20
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00QS5AB7I

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/500125
All Romance Ebooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-haveyourselfasexylesbianchristmas-1696009-166.html
Excitica: http://www.excitica.com/index.php/have-yourself-a-sexy-lesbian-christmas.html

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-CA/ebook/have-yourself-a-sexy-lesbian-christmas
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id949927136
BN: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/have-yourself-a-sexy-lesbian-christmas-giselle-renarde/1120874454?ean=2940151741163&itm=1&usri=2940151741163

Get it in print at CreateSpace: https://www.createspace.com/5159971



Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Have Yourself a Sexy Lesbian Christmas! #99cents #ebook

Looking to stuff a certain someone's stocking? Need a suggestive gift for the lover of lesbian fiction in your life? Well, here it is! This mini-anthology of holiday love stories is available in print at the supremely reasonable price of $7.75:

Is your holiday lacking lesbian cheer? Have you been craving seasonal sensuality since your neighbours erected a ten-foot inflatable Santa? Then this is the mini-anthology for you!

What’s inside? Three fan favourites plus a brand new meet-cute holiday hotmance Giselle wrote exclusively for this lovely little collection. No more digging around under the tree, hoping to unwrap the woman of your dreams. She’s right here, in Have Yourself a Sexy Lesbian Christmas!

Contains: Sugar Bush, Full to Bursting, Traditional Inuit Throat-Singing and NEW BONUS STORY Love It or Love It!

Giselle Renarde’s erotic fiction has appeared in well over 100 anthologies, including prestigious collections like Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Lesbian Romance, Best Women’s Erotica, Girl Fever, and the Lambda Award-winning collection Wild Girls, Wild Nights.

The ebook's out there too and it's only $0.99 this week! Snap it up fast:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QS5AB7I?tag=dondes-20
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00QS5AB7I

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/500125
All Romance Ebooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-haveyourselfasexylesbianchristmas-1696009-166.html
Excitica: http://www.excitica.com/index.php/have-yourself-a-sexy-lesbian-christmas.html


Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-CA/ebook/have-yourself-a-sexy-lesbian-christmas
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id949927136
BN: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/have-yourself-a-sexy-lesbian-christmas-giselle-renarde/1120874454?ean=2940151741163&itm=1&usri=2940151741163

Get it in print at CreateSpace: https://www.createspace.com/5159971



Saturday, December 6, 2014

I hate myself a bit right now...

...and here's why:

I think I've been unconsciously downplaying the queer content in my books recently. That's not cool, and thus the self-hatred. But I know why I've been doing it, even if I've been doing it without meaning to do it. I keep getting subtle whispers in my ear that romance readers don't like bisexual women. Bad, bad, yucky, uncomfortable!

I've let those whispers get to me and it's impacted the way I market my books--but not anymore, baby! I'm here, I'm queer and you're used to it, but from now on I'll make a concerted effort to show the reading public my books are queer too.

If some readers don't like bisexual women, queer women, trans women, lesbian women or genderfucked assholes like me, they'd better steer clear of my writing. The end.

Cougar's Eve ebook cover
After that sickly sweet introduction, let me say, "Hi! It's My Sexy Saturday! And the focus of this post is my wonderful new holiday book, Cougar's Eve!"

Cougar's Eve is a NYE novella about two middle-aged women attending a wild cougar party at a luxury resort (thought one is very reluctant and there is some mild trickery involved in getting her there). Lori's all for this hooking-up-with-younger-men scene. Trish hasn't been with a man since her husband left her, and that was forever ago.

Maybe Trish will meet a special young man who will turn her world upside-down. Or maybe it'll be a special young woman. Or maybe it'll be two guys and Trish will be upside-down. Or maybe she'll have one guy behind her and a gorgeous girl working her front...

I'll leave it to your imagination.

Just kidding! Here are seven paragraphs of Trish being seduced by Raye the receptionist. Avert your eyes if you don't like bisexual women...

Spreading her shirt wide open, Raye traced her fingertips across Trish’s bare skin. Trish hadn’t been touched this way in so many years… so many, many, many years.

“This is a pretty bra,” Raye said, gently touching the borders. “Simple cream-coloured lace. It’s classic.”

“Thank you,” Trish replied.

“Can I take it off?”

What?”

With a sly smile, Raye said, “I want to look at your breasts. I want to see them naked.”

A blast of heat spread across Trish’s skin, but she said nothing.

***
Cougar's Eve print cover
You can buy Cougar's Eve as an ebook or in print from such retailers as:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QL57VWI
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cougars-Eve-Giselle-Renarde-ebook/dp/B00QL57VWI
BN: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cougars-eve-giselle-renarde/1120856102
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-CA/ebook/cougar-s-eve-1

And from the publisher, eXcessica: http://www.excessica.com/books/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=7&products_id=794

This book is also available in LARGE PRINT from https://www.createspace.com/5139688

Friday, December 5, 2014

It's Time for Some Holiday Book Promotions! (This Means YOU)

Hey, fellow authors!

I'm really into Christmas this year. Not sure why. You're talking to the Grinch who hasn't put up a tree in 4 years.

I don't know about you, but at Christmastime I'm happy to consume content I wouldn't normally go for. I'm talking the sappiest, schmaltziest, silliest movies. Have you written a holiday book that falls into this category? Okay, it doesn't have to be bad. I'm willing to promote GOOD books, too, if you're going to twist my arm about it. I want to promote any book you've written with a holiday theme--well, as many as I can manage. I'll do my best, but I'm a team of one over here.

If you want me to feature your holiday book here at Donuts and Desires (or, hell, it could be someone else's book if you just really liked it), fill out the form below. I think it's pretty straightforward, except maybe where it asks for a cover image URL. To get this, right-click on your book cover on a site like All Romance or Smashwords and select "Copy Image Location." Then past that URL into the thingy. Clear? Okay. Good. Go:



http://goo.gl/forms/F9dk3uxb0D


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

It's a Threeway...

...tie.  It's a threeway tie.

Sorry. Got you all excited, didn't I?

Time for our monthly report on Giselle Renarde Erotica paperback sales. In November, we had a threeway tie. I might have mentioned that. Here are the three books that had a stellar month:

NANNY STATE
5.25" x 8" (13.335 x 20.32 cm)
Black and White on White paper
138 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1494269753
ISBN-10: 1494269759
BISAC: Fiction / Lesbian

Summer is certain her landlady’s as prim as they come until ‘Nanny Victoria’ invites her into the master suite for a warm bedtime snack. The unlikely pair begins a journey of fetish exploration together, but when Summer brings a friend into this world of kink, will Nanny punish the girls or welcome another charge?

This title contains graphic descriptions of lesbian sex, age play, spankings, discipline, domination, and other fetish activities that may be considered objectionable to some readers.

Buy now from https://www.createspace.com/4541036

A Tale of Fur and Flesh
5.25" x 8" (13.335 x 20.32 cm)
Black and White on Cream paper
142 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1502453228
ISBN-10: 1502453223
BISAC: Fiction / Romance / Paranormal

Princess Lally was a happy child until her mother’s untimely death. When her devastated and distraught father locked himself away, she was left to grow into adulthood without parental guidance.

When the king emerges after ten years of solitude, he is no longer the man Lally remembers from the halcyon days of her youth. Lally’s joy at her father's return quickly turns to rage, and she takes refuge in the darker realms of her personality, surrounded by a forest full of shape-shifting creatures.

Disguised as a peasant girl under layers of furs, she seeks shelter and protection in the land of the good King Aelwyn. Will Lally remain in the dark world forever, or will she find relief from her suffering in the one man who treats her with kindness?

CreateSpace eStore: https://www.createspace.com/5010480

Giselle's Big Box of BDSM: Large Print Edition
15 Erotic Stories
5.25" x 8" (13.335 x 20.32 cm)
Black and White on White paper
372 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1500829209
ISBN-10: 150082920X
BISAC: Fiction / Erotica

Fifteen erotic tales of discipline, domination, spanking, submission, Alphas, Femdom, bondage and more by award-winning author Giselle Renarde.

Giselle’s erotic fiction has appeared in more than 100 anthologies, including prestigious collections like Best Bondage Erotica, Under Her Thumb, Serving Him and The Big Book of Bondage. In this new box set, you can snap up every story in Giselle’s Best BDSM Erotica series (and then some) at a value price!

CreateSpace eStore: https://www.createspace.com/4949794


Join us again next month for the fun and exciting monthly paperback sales report!