Monday, September 1, 2014

August's Top Print Sellers

Every month I like to tell readers what's selling in print. I don't know why. I just do.

In August, the top-selling Giselle Renarde Erotica book was:

Giselle's Big Box of BDSM
Black & White on Cream paper
186 pages  

ISBN-13: 978-1500796198
ISBN-10: 1500796190
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 book, you can snap up every story in Giselle’s Best BDSM Erotica series!  


CreateSpace eStore: https://www.createspace.com/4944800

Honourable mention goes out to:

Kinksters
Black & White on White paper
242 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1495460258
ISBN-10: 1495460258
BISAC: Fiction / Erotica

Kinky couples are great, but nothing beats a big group of kinksters!

In this anthology by kinky queer author Giselle Renarde, a lesbian couple shares their anal fetish with an old friend while a sword collector pays five young men to fulfill her sex swing fantasy. Geeky grad students chase tornados and tail while an unapologetic cougar gets a good tongue-lashing. A gorgeous restaurant manager plots to take down her boss, only to discover he’s two steps ahead. There’s an all-girl waxing session, a vintage clothing enthusiast who hops into bed with her lover and his ex-boyfriend, and a bureaucrat whose male escorts happen to be angels. Six socialites switch partners for a Rainbow Night to remember, but not before an athletic team takes bondage to the next level. To top it all, a room full of lesbians lose it over a tattooed femme in Lesbukake.

Twelve sexy stories are ready and waiting. On your mark… get set… KINK! 


CreateSpace eStore: https://www.createspace.com/4657279 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

#MySexySaturday What Do Lesbians Do In Bed?

I've been writing lesbian erotica for a while now. Since 2006 to be exact. What's that, eight years? Yeah, sounds about right.

I've amassed quite a few stories about quite a few lesbian sex practices (everything from super-sweet to super-kinky!), so I decided to put together a single-author anthology... mainly because the title popped into my head and I was like "hells yeaaaaah!"

I mean, honestly, "What Do Lesbians Do In Bed?"  That's a kick-ass title.

Anyhoo, it's My Sexy Saturday, so I've selected seven sentences from the new release. These come from a butch/femme bondage story:

She bound me to the cage with a series of cable ties—down one arm, down the other. She put them on over my silky blouse so I could feel their pressure against my wrist, my forearm, my elbow, but the plastic wasn’t biting into my skin. That was a nice touch. She bound my ankles to the cage as well, and when it occurred to me that I was trapped, my heart began to race.

“Thank you,” I said.

“I haven’t done anything yet.”

“You have no idea…”

Where can you buy this anthology (which you really really want to do right away because the introductory price is only $2.99)? All these places:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N01STPO
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00N01STPO
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/469828
All Romance Ebooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-whatdolesbiansdoinbed21sapphicstories-1611070-166.html
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-CA/ebook/what-do-lesbians-do-in-bed-21-sapphic-stories
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id912402943
BN: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/what-do-lesbians-do-in-bed-21-sapphic-stories-giselle-renarde/1120198147?ean=2940046257960&itm=1&usri=2940046257960
IN PRINT from CreateSpace: https://www.createspace.com/4968872

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Caged. Captured. Confined.: The Illicit Romance Reader’s Dark BDSM Collection

$0.99 Introductory Offer!

Caged. Captured. Confined.: The Illicit Romance Reader’s Dark BDSM Collection
by Alpha Dom, Angel Wild, Giselle Renarde, Lexi Wood

Until September 15th 2014 you can grab a copy of Caged. Captured. Confined.: The Illicit Romance Reader’s Dark BDSM Collection for only $0.99! I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, but if you like your BDSM with a heavy helping of kidnapping and uhhhh... that sort of stuff, this might just be the box set for you.
Enjoy three dark BDSM tales from established and up-and-coming erotica authors, plus a bonus story from Lexi Wood!

Ultimate power meets true submission in Giselle Renarde’s caging story “A Jealous God.” The fantasy of capture travels with Angel Wild on a journey that leads straight into the arms of “Dungeon Master.” Lastly, Alpha Dom treats the reader to a BDSM fantasy she won’t soon forget as he sweeps her off to a bondage hut deep in the woods. Still want more? Lexi Wood lightens the mood, turning the capture fantasy on its head in her hilarious bonus story.

You don’t want to miss this box set of dark romance BDSM shorts. It’s the perfect compilation for a surreptitious escape when you’re not supposed to be reading. If you just can’t wait to indulge, don’t worry--your secret is safe with us!

Excerpt (from my contribution, A Jealous God):

Her cage was made of chicken wire, but escape never crossed her mind. If she left, where would she go? Better yet, why would she go? Eve sat each day in patient silence, waiting for Him to appear. She did not sleep while He was away, for fear of missing out on the thrill of His arrival.

The chicken wire cut her flesh if she held the same position for too long, so she tried not to move. Her knees were scarred red with pointed ovals like eyes without irises. Eve was blind to life beyond the chicken wire.

All day, she waited to hear His key enter the front lock. The door would open and then squeal shut, but Creator never entered her room right away. Her room was, of course, a faulty descriptor. It was not her room in any sense—it was merely the room which her cage occupied.

When He entered, she cast her eyes suitably downward. Offering neither greeting nor request, she waited for Him to make His demands.

“Foul beast of the earth.” His voice boomed as He caught sight of her piddle in the corner of her cage. “Go on the newspaper. What do you think it’s there for?” Eve cowered, but made no reply. On days when pain from the chicken wire made her faint, she liked to sit on the newspaper for relief. She couldn’t do that if it was soiled.

“A dog can be housetrained,” He spat. When she made no response, He commanded, “Lie down. Are you no better than a brute? Present yourself to me like a dog.”

Sinking to her hands and knees, Eve backed up against the cage. She raised her posterior high in the air to ensure her two holes would be aligned with the padded opening in the chicken wire. She could never be sure whether He might fuck her pussy or her ass, or her pussy and then her ass. But without any sense of self, Eve had no concept of preference. She existed solely for the enjoyment of her Creator.

Not much more to say but here are some places you can buy it:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00N2WPHZG
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00N2WPHZG
Amazon Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00N2WPHZG
Amazon Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00N2WPHZG
Amazon Germany: http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00N2WPHZG
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/470748
All Romance Ebooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-cagedcapturedconfinedtheillicitromancereader039sdarkbdsmcollection-1606380-166.html

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Pre-Order "What Do Lesbians Do In Bed?" NOW! (This price won't last forever!)

You know you waaaaaaaant it!
My new single-author lesbian anthology comes out on Friday, but you can pre-order "What Do Lesbians Do In Bed?" NOW for only $2.99. That's a great price for a collection of 21 erotic shorts. So pre-order right now, before you forget: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00N01STPO

That is all.

Except here are more links...

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00N01STPO
Amazon Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00N01STPO
Amazon Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00N01STPO
Amazon Germany: http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00N01STPO

Love you! G'night!
Giselle

Sunday, August 24, 2014

New Links for Giselle's Big Box of BDSM

Hello, World!

Just wanted to let you all know that Giselle's Big Box of BDSM is now available from two new retailers:

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id910048691

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/giselles-big-box-of-bdsm-giselle-renarde/1120159969?ean=2940046273472&itm=1&usri=2940046273472

That's in addition to Amazon, CreateSpace, All Romance and a bunch of other retailers.  If you prefer your books in LARGE PRINT, I've got you covered there too: https://www.createspace.com/4949794

Giselle's Big Box of BDSM: 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 over 100 anthologies, including prestigious collections like Best Bondage Erotica, Under Her Thumb, Serving Him and The Big Book of Bondage. Snap up every story in Giselle’s Best BDSM Erotica series at a value price!

Friday, August 22, 2014

#MySexySaturday Thieving Fairies (it's lesbian urban fantasy and it's funny!)

Happy Saturday! Hope you're having a sexy one.

If not, you might be interested in my new release, Thieving Fairies. It's a lesbian urban fantasy, urban fairy, urban paranormal... thing. Descriptive, right?

This week's My Sexy Saturday theme is what happens after the story is over. In a sense this whole adventure takes place AFTER the romance. After the honeymoon period, I should say.

Shelagh and Honoria are urban fairies who've been married long enough that they're getting on each other's nerves. It doesn't help that they're poor as fuck and living in a bachelor apartment.

Hopefully Shelagh and Honoria can find a path back to happiness, because at the start of the story they are faaaaar from it.

Here are the first 7 paragraphs of Thieving Fairies:

“When I married you,” Shelagh said, “you promised to feed me, clothe me, and pay the rent.”

Honoria let out a wry cackle. “You must have been at the wrong wedding, woman. I never promised any of that.” She raced through her best recollection of their vows, counting them off on her fingers. “Let’s see… I Honoria take you Shelagh to be my lawful wedded wife, to have, to hold, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness, in health, until death do us part. Where I come from, that means I may be skint but you’re stuck with me.”

Shelagh tightened the belt on her ratty fleece housecoat. Leaning back in the easy chair, she stared blankly at the TV. “My mother always said we were wrong for each other.”

“Yeah, because I’m not purebred like some people,” Honoria shot back. “Or rich, at the very least.” It wasn’t her fault she was a fairy mutt.

Shaking her head, Shelagh muttered, “Shoulda taken Mum’s advice.”

Picking up the jug from her TV tray, she poured milk over her big bowl of store brand Fruity-Oh’s. When she dug in with a soup spoon, the sound of her teeth smacking made Honoria shudder. Shelagh’s noisy eating habits made her nauseous.

Clearing junk mail out of the way, Honoria fell onto the ratty old couch. She tried to sit on her anger, but that only inflated it. “Do you have to chew so loudly? You sound like a troll.”

Here's where you can get your copy at the introductory price of $0.99:

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MSUXC8C
Amazon Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00MSUXC8C
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00MSUXC8C
Amazon Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00MSUXC8C
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/467908
All Romance Ebooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-thievingfairies-1602863-143.html

Because this guy's got his head up his ass...

...I'm going to re-post my National Aboriginal Day blog entry.

Wait, who's got what in whose ass?

Sorry. I'm getting ahead of myself. 

To make a long story short, I just heard on the radio that Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is once again dismissing calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women.

According to Herr Harper, "We should not view this as a sociological phenomenon. We should view it as crime." source: CBC

WHAT? Uhhh... you know acts can multitask, right? They can be crimes AND sociological phenomena. Yes, at the same time! Imagine that!

Harper's adamant denial that there are systemic roots to violence against Aboriginal women in this country is just... I can't even... I have no words. It's just... no. No, I'm not going into it again. I already did in the post below, which is a lot less ranty than whatever I might spew if I let myself right now.

Here's my National Aboriginal Day post:

June 21st is National Aboriginal Day here in Canada. That's why I've chosen today to release my collection of explicit lesbian romance stories featuring Aboriginal characters.

"Don't You Savage Me" is now available for purchase and, best of all, I will be donating 100% of the royalties I earn to charitable organizations working for and with Aboriginal women in Canada.

What sparked the idea to put together a collection that exists solely for the purpose of raising money for Aboriginal women?

Well, if you live in Canada you might have heard about an RCMP report on missing and murdered Aboriginal women. It's a big-fucking-deal.
  • The RCMP say they worked with Statistics Canada and almost 300 policing agencies to produce the report, which found that aboriginal women account for 4.3 per cent of the overall Canadian female population yet account for 16 per cent of female homicides and 11.3 per cent of the cases of missing women.
  • Since 1980 the rate of women who are victims of homicide has trended down, except the rate for aboriginal women, which has increased, the report states.
  • Officials said there have been 1,181 police-recorded incidents of aboriginal homicides and unresolved missing women investigations over the past three decades — a much higher number than previously thought.
  • Source: CBC 

For those reading from outside Canada (and I realize a lot of my readers are not Canadian), your impression of this country might be shiny and bright.  We're all so NICE here in Canada, right? But this country, man, it's got its problems.  The United Nations has urged Canada to hold a national inquiry into missing and murdered women.  In fact, the UN has offered a lot of criticisms that have been largely ignored by the Canadian government.

Human rights concerns documented in UN Special Rapporteur's report on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples:

  • "distressing socio-economic conditions" and inadequate funding of health care, housing, education, welfare, and social services for Indigenous communities;
  • over-representation of Indigenous women and men in the prison system;
  • high rates of violence against Indigenous women and girls;
  • exclusion of Indigenous peoples from effective participation in decisions that affect their rights, particularly in respect to resource development;
  • and a federal discourse about taxes and the economy that places Indigenous peoples "outside, and in opposition to, 'Canadian' interests, rather than understanding indigenous people to be an integral aspect of those interests."
The Special Rapporteur also acknowledges historical patterns of "devastating human rights violations" including the residential school policy, which the Report notes "continues to cast a long shadow of despair on indigenous communities."
Source: Amnesty International Canada

That was a bit of a long preamble, wasn't it?  I didn't really plan that. Thanks for sticking around to find out about the anthology itself:

In “Don’t You Savage Me,” bestselling author of the Rainbow Award-winning novel The Red Satin Collection has bundled together six lesbian love stories featuring Indigenous characters.

There’s a little something for every taste, from the sticky-sweet romance between a cop and the girl next door in “Cuff Divers” to the intense heat of “Sugar Bush.” Rusidan learns about her girlfriend’s heritage in “Traditional Inuit Throat Singing” while Emma encounters a legend come to life in the historical romance “To Dream of Her True Love’s face.” A group of girls leave Jansey utterly exhausted in the charming bondage story “Knowing the Ropes.” Charm or no charm, Dina can’t resist rodeo rider Leslie Goosemoon in “Leslie Goosemoon Rides Again.”

All royalties earned by the author on sales of “Don’t You Savage Me” will be donated to charitable organizations allied with Indigenous women in Canada.

I have no preference where you purchase from. It's available from lots of retailers. I'm glad for every copy sold.  Every little bit helps. And if you're not in the position to purchase, tell your friends--especially those who enjoy lesbian erotic romance (it's not always the biggest seller, unfortunately):

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L5XLDZ2
Amazon Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00L5XLDZ2
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00L5XLDZ2
CreateSpace: https://www.createspace.com/4865936
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/450362
All Romance Ebooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-don039tyousavagemeexplicitlesbianromancefeaturingaboriginalwomen-1555778-166.html
Coffee Time Romance: http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/BookStore/pubs_product_book_info/indie-authors-giselle-renarde-c-152_193/don-t-you-savage-me-d-12475

Me again. Just wanted to add that I've been overwhelmed by the number of copies of "Don't You Savage Me" you wonderful people have purchased. I've noticed a ton of readers from England buying this book, which is not at all what I expected when I released it, but what a happy surprise. Thank you for your support!
Hugs,
Giselle