Thursday, October 29, 2009

Lesbian Vampire Knife Play, Anyone?

Hi Kittens!

Oysters & Chocolate recently held a contest called "Vampire Lust." Guess what? My F/F story "Blood Lust" received an Honorable Mention! Pretty good, considering I'd never written anything vampire-related before. In fact, I wasn't even thinking of entering the contest until...

Okay, so you know that conversation you inevitably have with your partner where you ask, "Is there anything you would NEVER do in bed?" I asked my girlfriend one day. You know what she said? "I would never let you cut me."

I kind of did a double-take...like...cut you?

"With a knife," she clarified. "Or anything else."

I just laughed, because I would never in a million years have conceived of cutting her. It's funny how someone can introduce you to an idea that's totally outside your sexual schema and make it appealing in NOT wanting to do it. Hey, we all want what we can't have. Am I right, people?

Of course, once the idea was planted in my mind...well...wicked seeds soon burst into wicked blossoms. Luckily for my Sweet, my blossoms tend to grow in story form. Thus, "Blood Lust" came into existence.

Ah, sacred pen. Isn't it nice to have an outlet for all the ridiculous things our sweethearts won't let us try?

By the way, you can read my lesbian vampire cutting story absolutely free at Oysters and Chocolate .

Hugs,
Giselle Renarde
Canada just got hotter!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Quick Six Interview with Nancy J. Parra

Quick Six Interview with Nancy J. Parra


1. Hi Nancy! Would you be so kind as to tell us what type of stories you write?

NJP: I write western historical romances and more recently romantic suspense.

2. What are you reading right now?

NJP: According to Jane by Marilyn Brant (her debut novel)

3. I hear music in the background…what' s playing?

NJP: Rob Thomas's Cradle Song

4. Do you have a favourite naughty word?

NJP: oh, boy my heros are the naughty word guys- I stick to "fudge."

5. Is there a word or phrase that absolutely makes you cringe?

NJP: yikes, lol- romance cliches like: "her womb quivered with delight."

6. Be honest: What are you snacking on?

NJP: dry roasted peanuts mixed with chocolate chips...

Nancy J. Parra
Visit me at www.nancyjparra.com
Read my latest book, MR. CHARMING, available now from The Wild Rose Press
Reviews available on my website.

I guess I haven't read enough romance, because I've never heard of anybody's womb quivering with delight. With labour pains, maybe... Womb. That's hilarious.

I love your cover for "Mr. Charming"--reminds me of an old Cary Grant movie poster. Now he was charming! To quote Pepe Le Pew (another charmer), "Le sigh!"

Thanks for the interview, Nancy!
Bright Blessings,
Giselle Renarde
Canada just got hotter!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Third Rail: Authentic Transgender Erotica at Last!

It is with great pleasure that I announce a new entity in the world of erotica.

TransFixation (TransFix for short) is a new line of erotic fiction from lyd Alterotica featuring authentic portrayals of transgender characters. And the first story available in the TransFix line?

Why, that would be my bisexual transgender bdsm tale THIRD RAIL.

THIRD RAIL has always held a special place in my heart for its sheer authenticity, so when I was discussion the topic of realistic portrayals of the bdsm world with loveyoudivine's editor in chief, it suddenly occurred to us both: lyd Alterotica needed a line devoted to authentic portrayals of trans characters.

You've heard this complaint from me many times in the past. All the trans folks I talk to (my girlfriend included) tell me they can't stand all the shemale/t-girl/ladyboy erotica on the market. It doesn't speak to them. Erotica depicting transgender characters doesn't represent them, their feelings, or their sexual behaviours accurately.

It takes a trans man or trans woman (or a sensitive ally-advocate partner/erotic fiction writer...) to step up and write what this potentially beautiful and incredibly hot kind of eroticism really looks. This isn't laa-dee-daa fantasy time. It's hot. It's emotional. It's gritty. It's real.

THIRD RAIL
by Giselle Renarde

"When did I become my own rival for your affections?"

Perhaps it is a touch unusual to have a girlfriend and boyfriend both living in the same body, but Kokoro doesn’t classify her relationship with Fiona and Martin as strange. Kokoro rides the third rail, a dutifully subservient lover to both aspects of her transgendered partner’s psyche. She goes home with Fiona at night, a transformation takes place, and she leaves the house with Martin the next morning. In between, Kokoro discovers that the dynamics of domination and submission aren’t necessarily rooted in black leather. The emotional interplay, “this game of wills,” as Fiona calls it, is a greater aphrodisiac than toy-shop trappings. Fiona is a willful Domme, even in her flowing white skirt and plain cotton panties.

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-60054-403-3
lyd Category: TransFix
Length: 62 pdf Pages /6843 words
Rating: Super Nova
Formats Available: pdf, prc, lit, zipped html, lrf, epub
Cover Price: $2.00

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Excerpt:

“Come on, let’s say goodnight to Fiona,” Fiona said, shifting Kokoro from her lap and heading for the stairs. She extended her hand, but still Kokoro stayed planted in the kitchen. “Why aren’t you coming? You really think I’m going to let you sleep on the floor?”

“No, it’s not that,” Kokoro replied, cuddling into the chair abandoned by her beautiful Domme.
“What then?”
“I just hate saying goodbye.”

With a tender smile, Fiona ambled across the kitchen. Kokoro observed their blue-tinged reflections in the glass door as her sensitive lover kissed her hair and consoled, “I hate saying goodbye to Fiona, too, but I can’t very well wear the wig to bed, now can I? And, anyway, even after Fiona’s gone, you’ve still got Martin to play with.”
“Yeah…” Kokoro smirked, scrunching her nose in a deliberate effort to appear snide. “Not really the same, is it?”
Fiona shook her head, slipping the gold bracelet from her wrist. “When did I become my own rival for your affections?”

“It’s all your fault. You’re the one who introduced yourselves to me.”


The bedroom had been tidied to a certain degree, though clothing still hung from the hooks behind the door. The jewellery strewn across her dressing table elicited visions of Ali Baba’s cave: gold and gold, and then some more gold on top of that when Fiona removed her earrings.

“I’ve never once seen your boy clothes when I’ve been here,” Kokoro realized.
Fiona shrugged, tilting her head. “I don’t like to look at them unless I have to.”
“Like you’ll have to tomorrow morning when you get ready for work?”
Shuddering, Fiona moaned, “Don’t remind me.” A winged insect of some sort abducted her gaze, and she focused on it for a long while.

Kokoro let her bra and panties fall to the floor, slipping into the silk chemise she’d brought along, all while Fiona watched the flying creature buzz desperately along the line where the bedroom wall met the ceiling. The night air was chilly. Kokoro slipped into Nuala’s side of the bed.

“I could close my eyes, if you’d prefer,” Kokoro offered, breaking Fiona’s concentration.
“What do you mean?”
“While you change. I don’t have to watch if you don’t want me to.”
“If I didn’t want you to see, you wouldn’t be here.”
Kokoro sighed. “You make everything so difficult.”

With a shrug, Fiona giggled, “That’s my prerogative. Every good girlfriend knows how to make things difficult for her partner. Now, then, are we ready for the wig to come off?”

Absorbing the image of beautiful Fiona, the preferred aspect of this duo, Kokoro nodded, and the wig returned to its home in the closet. Martin tussled his tawny hair, but it still stuck straight up. He unbuttoned the white shirt and squirmed out of his long skirt, hanging both on the back of the bedroom door. The bra was white. The panties were, too. A vicious Domme in basic white undies? But for Fiona, somehow it worked.

Kokoro didn’t need to follow her into the bathroom; she could see Fiona’s reflection in the mirror on the dressing table. It was Martin who rubbed out Fiona with makeup pads, Martin who removed the shimmer from her lips and around her eyes, Martin who scrubbed away her existence with apricot exfoliant. And yet, how can I resent Martin when, truly, he and Fiona were one and the same? Without Martin, there would be no Fiona. Without Fiona, there would be no Martin. It worked both ways.

“Feel how warm these get,” Martin glowed, handing her two heavy-duty water balloons that, seconds ago, had been breasts.

“Oh yeah…” Kokoro replied, watching Martin slip off one then another pair of big white underpants.
“Do you really have to wear granny panties? They are so unattractive. Would it kill you to buy a little lace, a few thongs?”

Naked before her, Martin raised an eyebrow. “Takes a lot more than a thong to keep this thing in check,” he replied. “Besides, who wants something crammed up her backside all day?”

Now it was Kokoro’s turn to raise an eyebrow. “I’m guessing we’re still talking about thongs?”
“Yes, Koko,” Martin scolded as he fished through his drawer of silky nighties, settling on the pink one. “Why? What would you prefer to have crammed up your backside?”

“I don’t know,” Kokoro gurgled. “Weren’t you just saying you needed some place to conceal your cock?”
Martin growled deep in his throat as he turned off the light. Crawling on top of the covers in the pitch-blackness, he was on top of her in no time. He found her intuitively, found her mouth with his as she ran her hands across his silk-lined back, sighing at the luxury.

The boy was back in town.

Sure, he was wearing a nightie, but the pure passion of the masculine aspect was back in full force. His hands caressed her cheeks, ran madly through her hair, and his lust ignited that which had ebbed in her. Kokoro moaned at the kisses of his mouth, glad for the darkness. Fiona was so much prettier, but she’d been put in the cupboard.

“Do you know how hot you get me, Koko?” he whispered, his breath sizzling in her ear.
Martin’s voice was not Fiona’s. There was an overlap, but it was not the same. This voice had depth and a resonance that brewed lust in her core.

“So hot, Koko. You get me so hot.”

And he wasn’t lying. His cock was hard as he rubbed it against her mound. Even with two layers of silk, a sheet and a coverlet between them, he knew precisely where to stroke.


You know you want it...
Third Rail by Giselle Renarde is Now Available from lyd Alterotica
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Bright Blessings,
gigi

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Blog Action Day 2009: Penguins in a Dangerous Time

Hello Planet-Lovers!

For the second year running, I’m taking part in Blog Action Day. The topic for 2009 is climate change. As an environmentalist, how could I say no? Instead of getting all preachy (which I’ve been known to do at times, I know) I’ve decided to share a sweet story of romance…between penguins. Remember, though: these penguins are living in a time of rising temperatures and disappearing sea ice. In other words, not every romance has a happy ending.



Penguins in a Dangerous Time

By Giselle Renarde


“Tell me,” Megan cooed, nuzzling her beak into the down of Andy’s chest. “Please?”

Running his beak along the side of hers, he teased, “What, you can’t wait until tomorrow?”

“No,” she pouted. Megan cuddled her head against his neck. She really knew how to work the male of the species. “What did you get me?” she pleaded. “Come on, cutie. Give it to me now.”

He cocked his head. “Give it to you now?” he asked in his most seductive tone. Running the tip of his beak up the side of her head, he paused before tracing the line separating black from white. She was without a doubt the prettiest penguin he’d ever seen. “You want me to give it to you, huh?”

As Megan gazed into his eyes, she felt giddy. She was half tempted to let him stand on her back then and there. He was definitely cuter than any of the other penguins around. Still, she giggled at his cheap come-on. “Yeah,” she replied. Andy thought he was such a Lothario. “I want it real bad…”

“You want what real bad?” he asked, snuggling in close.

You want to know what I want?” she flirted, pressing her front against his. With a quick love bite to his shoulder, she squealed, “I want my surprise!”

Andy stepped back. He couldn’t say no to her. Even so, he asked, “Are you sure you don’t want to wait for the special day?”

A though suddenly sparked in her mind. “Oh, I know what it is,” she cried. “You’re taking me across the ridge, aren’t you?”

When Andy’s expression fell, she knew she was on to something. “I’m right!” She shrieked, flapping her fins. She’d dreamed of this day from the time she was just a chick. “You’re taking me across the ridge!”

“It was supposed to be a surprise,” he said, somewhat disappointed she’d guessed it so quickly.

“Let’s go now,” she urged, pushing him north.

The idea hadn’t occurred to him. His mind was set on leaving tomorrow. “You mean we should and not tell anyone?”

“They won’t miss us for one night,” she replied, pressing on. “And we’ll meet up with all the other couples tomorrow. No biggie. This way, we’ll have the place all to ourselves.”

His mouth just about fell open at the prospect. How could he possibly resist the temptation of a night alone? How could he refuse Megan when her eyes sparkled in the sunlight? “Well?” he teased. “What are you waiting for? Let’s blow this icicle stand.”

They sighed with their shared secret. When he was younger, Andy would never have imagined himself heading across the ridge before the big day. A lot of penguins looked down on that sort of thing. But Megan was worth it. He would give her anything. He was just about to tell her so when the ice shook so badly they fell on top of each other. They were too scared to laugh.

Megan looked up at Andy, her eyes wide with alarm. “What was that?”

“I don’t know,” he said. He had a suspicion, but didn’t want to frighten her before he knew for sure. “You stay here. I’ll check it…”

Just as he rose upright, the ice shook again. Andy fell back down on Megan. Still, they couldn’t find any amusement in their close contact. Maybe, in their hearts, they both knew what was really happening.

The ice continued to rumble so badly they couldn’t get up. They shouted questions at each other, clinging together, but the thunderous roar was too loud to overcome. All they could do was wait it out.

When the rumbling stopped, they both stood to look around. One every side they saw ice, ice, more ice, and then ocean. Neither wanted to acknowledge what was happening, but now they were both sure of it. They were floating. As they stood there, turning in circles in hopes of finding some spot where the ice was attached to ice and not ocean, faith dwindled to nothing.

“I guess we won’t be getting to the ridge now,” Megan said, trying to make light of it all. Right away, she hated herself for making the joke. The situation was dire. They were trapped on an ice float.

“Maybe if we waddle really fast,” Andy suggested. “Maybe if we try, we can make it.”

They waddled, but it was no use. It took forever to get to the outer edge of the ice. When they arrived, they looked out at how far they’d floated. “I can’t swim back from here,” Megan cried.

“You think I can?” Andy snapped. When her eyes filled with dismay, he let out a big sigh. He wanted to save her. He would do anything for her. But what could he do now? They were trapped. “I’m sorry,” he said. His shoulders fell along with his hopes. “I wanted today to be perfect, and look what I’ve done. We’re going to die out here. We’ll never see the others again. It’s over.”

As much as Megan wanted to stay optimistic, she’d heard the stories too. The ice was melting too early, before couples could across the ridge. There was no telling where it would happen, or when. Trapped on the ice float, they couldn’t feed or fish. There were no krill where they were headed. They’d starve to death. They both knew it.

“It’s not your fault,” she said, cuddling close. She pressed her front against his. “Let’s just be happy we’re together. It’s not our fault this is happening.”

~The End~

It's not their fault.

Thanks for reading,
Giselle Renarde
Canada just got hotter!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Quick Six Interview with Eve Cassidy

Quick Six

Interview with Eve Cassidy

1. Hi Eve! Would you be so kind as to tell us what type of stories you write?

I'm currently writing Contemporary Erotica about hot, hard military heroes. A subject near and dear to my heart.

2. What are you reading right now?

Pleasuring A Pirate by Leila Brown. I don't read much sci fi so I wanted to try something different and space pirates fit the bill perfectly.

3. I hear music in the background…what’s playing?

The Twilight soundtrack. It's my favorite to write to.

4. Do you have a favourite naughty word?

Definitely fuck. I don't say it nearly as much as I write it but boy do I love to write it.

5. Is there a word or phrase that absolutely makes you cringe?

Nothing is really coming to me at the moment.

6. Be honest: What are you snacking on?

Peanut butter cookies. They've become a recent weakness.

Promo time! Flog your wares. Any exciting new releases? How can readers find out more about you and your work?

I just had my first release, G.I. Jamie with Excessica come out on October 5th. Since i've been wanting to write about the sexy side of the military for a very long time i'm super excited about this.

Here's the blurb:

She’s hot, she’s sexy and she can kick some ass!

Jamie is in the middle of becoming a trained soldier in the Marine Corps when she literally bumps into a man that sparks her fire. With her focus lost she does what any red-blooded American woman would and takes matters into her own hand…literally.

When that’s not enough she throws caution to the wind and takes a second chance encounter with a hot, sexy stranger for all that she can.

If you'd like to see more or what's coming in the future you can visit me at my new website, which is still a work in progress, at:

http://evecassidy.wordpress.com

You would love "Jerry Springer: The Opera" if fuck is a favourite word. One of the classic lines from the show (and yes, it really is an opera) is, "What the fuck? What the fuck? What the fucking fucking fuck?"

It always amuses me, when I give these interviews, how there are salient words out there (fuck being one of them, cunt being another) that people either love or hate. Last week's Quick Six author cited fuck as the word that made her cringe, particularly when said in rapid succession.

What the fuck? What the fuck? What the fucking fucking fuck?

LOL. Now I'm just being an instigator. Thanks for the interview, Eve! We greatly appreciate it.

Giselle Renarde


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Happiness in Three Easy Steps

I learn a lot from listening to the radio. Recently, I've heard a few of the hosts on CBC Radio 2 talking about a British researcher who's been studying....Happiness!

According to this researcher, who conducted trials with university students in the UK, there are three simple steps we can take in our lives to start feeling happier and improving our outlooks. I mean easy peasy. This is stuff we can all do:

1. Force Yourself to Smile


Anyone who knows me will tell you I'm not much of a smiler--especially in public. Sure I smile when I'm having fun with my family and friends, but when I'm out in the world I am very straight-faced. I think a lot of that comes from living in a big, impersonal city. Nobody wants to let their guard down because the second you do--POW!--someone's going to take advantage of you. What a way to live! But that's urbanism for you.

I'm not sure I'm ready to take my smile to the streets, but apparently just the act of smiling--forcing your facial muscles into that position--on a regular basis can help make you feel happier. So, whether you're at work, in bed, or in the shower, SMILE! Smile at yourself, at your dog, at your neighbour. It helps.

2. Express Gratitude

This is another exercise that can be done alone or with other people. Every day, think about something you're lucky to have and express gratitude for it. You'll start to focus on all the great things you already have rather than jealously coveting what you wish you had.

I'm so grateful to have a roof over my head. I'm grateful for my two happy and healthy cats. I'm grateful for my always loving, caring, and understanding girlfriend (maybe I should have said that one before the cats...) and I'm grateful that there's food on my plate every time I want a meal. When I think about all the freedoms I have, I realize I'm an extremely fortunate person.

This exercise is particularly applicable here in Canada, with Thanksgiving coming up this weekend. Happy Thanksgiving Canada!

3. Acts of Kindness

The other weekend I was doing some volunteer work, and I met an artist who mentioned how badly he wanted to showcase his work in such-and-such a place. He said he'd tried to get in there before, but it just wasn't happening. He didn't know how to get the ball rolling. Well, it just happened that I used to work in such-and-such a place. I loved his art, so I advocated on his behalf to get him slotted in. He was over the moon. "I don't even know how to start thanking you," he said.

He didn't need to. I couldn't believe the emotional high I got just from helping someone achieve a goal. I wasn't going to get anything out of the situation in terms of remuneration. It wasn't about money, or power, or esteem, or any of those things we're taught to seek in life. I saw that I could help him out, so I did, and it made me feel incredible. Even as a writer, I don't have a word to express how good I felt about it.

That's what the acts of kindness are all about. I've started doing a lot of volunteer work over the past five years, and with no exaggeration I can tell you it has changed my life. My experiences of helping others while expecting nothing in return have made me a happier and more fulfilled person. Volunteer. Give money to charity. Feel good.

On the flip side, also take time to reflect on the acts of kindness others have gifted to you. Even if it's something little, keep it in the foreground of your mind. Two of my friend invited me out to a show tomorrow. Mundane? Unimportant? Empty socializing? No. Even the simplest invitation is a sign that there are people in the world who think about you, care about you, and want to spend their time with you.
Three simple actions can boost your happiness factor:
1. Smile
2. Express Gratitude
3. Acts of Kindness

And while we're on the topic of giving, remember that I'm giving all profits from my eXcessica ebooks purchased through the publisher's website between September 15 2009 and December 15 2009 to LGBT YOUTHLINE. If you're looking for a daily act of kindness, buy one of my books or make a donation to this worthy cause. For all the details, read here. It'll make you happy!

Thanks and Hugs,
I love you all,
Giselle Renarde

Monday, October 5, 2009

Quick Six Interview with Tory Richards

Quick Six
Interview with Tory Richards

1. Hi Tory! Would you be so kind as to tell us what type of stories you write?

TR: Contemporary suspense romance leaning toward the erotic side. My heroes are cowboys, mercenaries, fire fighters, and in law enforcement and I've just recently included a marine in the mix.

2. What are you reading right now?

TR: The Romantic Times Magazine

3. I hear music in the background…what' s playing?

TR: LOL...the sound track to Last of the Mohicans! My all time favorite movie.

4. Do you have a favourite naughty word?

TR: Yes, but it's a bedroom word so I can't say it here:)

5. Is there a word or phrase that absolutely makes you cringe?

TR: Absolutely! Anytime someone uses the N word or the F word, especially if the F word is used several times in the same sentence. I'm sorry but I just don't see the need in that.

6. Be honest: What are you snacking on?

TR: Actually, nothing at the moment. But I am enjoying a hazelnut iced coffee from McDonalds.

Promo time! Flog your wares. Any exciting new releases? How can readers find out more about you and your work?

TR: My latest release, this year, is THE COWBOY WAY. It's offered in print and ebook form by Whiskey Creek Press Torrid. Here's a blurb: Arson and murder. An escaped convict driven by revenge complicates the lives of a sexy cowboy and the rancher's daughter he's sworn to protect.

I have two other torrid romances with WCP, IT'S ALL IN THE JEANS and WICKED DESIRE.

Readers can find out more about me and my books at:

Tory Richards website or Romance with an Attitude Blog

Thanks Tory! Sure you can say bedroom words here. My office is in my bedroom (in more ways than one) and I only blush when people tell me I'm a nice person.

I love the kissing image on your website. Of course, I prefer girls so I'll just close my eyes and pretend I'm the cowboy. Cowboys, cowboys, everywhere! The only cowboy story I've written is about a transsexual lesbian rodeo star.

I'm also interested in becoming trailer trash, after visiting your blog. LOL

Thanks so much for the interview!
Giselle Renarde

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Giving Made Easy

By now, I'm sure everyone knows that between September 15th and December 15th 2009, all profits from the sale of Giselle Renarde Erotica through the eXcessica.com website will be donated to LGBT YOUTHLINE.

What you might not know is that it's now easier than ever to give. Whether you have $2, $1, or even just 50 cents, you can make a contribution to a worthy causing using the Paypal button below. Give what you can, whatever that means to you.









This August, Bill Clinton came to Toronto to give a speech "nobody" attended. Well, since I was one of the "nobodies" who went to hear him speak, I can tell you what he had to say. We all know the economy sucks right now, and we all know how it impacts us personally. Strangely, even with all the advocacy and volunteer work I do, I hadn't considered exactly how economic troubles are affective not-for-profit organizations.

I also didn't know that Clinton heads up a global humanitarian foundation, which helps third world countries with infrastructure, HIV/AIDS, etc. He told the crowd the major impact the economic downturn has had on his foundation (in terms of fundraising) is that most of the money coming in was from large donors--large donors who have since lost money big time.

So where does the money come from when the big boys take financially ill? From US. From you and me. From the people who have $1 to spare. And I don't say one dollar metaphorically. I mean $1.

That's the approach I'm taking this year in raising funds for LGBT YOUTHLINE. The heavy hitters are out of the picture. It's falling to us now to step up and support organizations that take care of our young people.

Please give what you can. You'll have not only the appreciation of LGBT youth to warm your heart, but you'll have my personal appreciation as well.

Bright Blessings,
Thank You All,
Giselle Renarde