Monday, June 30, 2014

Guest Post: Sigil Fire by Erzabet Bishop
Paranormal erotic urban fantasy/romance
Pairing: f/f
104 pages
Multiple 5 star reviews
Where there’s smoke there’s Hellfire.
Sonia is a succubus with one goal: stay off Hell’s radar. But when succubi start to die, including her sometimes lover, Jeannie, she’s drawn into battle between good and evil.
Fae is a blood witch turned vampire, running a tattoo parlor and trading her craft for blood. She notices that something isn’t right on the streets of her city. The denizens of Hell are restless. With the aid of her nest mate Perry and his partner Charley, she races against time before the next victim falls. The killer has a target in his sights, and Sonia might not live to see the dawn.
How did you come up with Sigil Fire?
This story began as a writing prompt that didn’t make it into the anthology it was originally intended for. After much more work, I sent it in to the Ylva Halloween anthology and the amazing and wonderful Astrid believed it could be so much more. What was a nine thousand word story became a nearly thirty thousand word novella.
Will there be a sequel?
Yes. Charley, Perry, Sonia and Fae will be back for book two, which has already begun.
Favorite dessert?
Chocolate. Any kind. Anywhere.
Do you have a pet?
Yes. My husband and I have a pack of furry canine children that constantly keep us on our toes.
Favorite place to relax?
That would have to be in bed with a good book, my puppy Tadpole by my side.
Who are some of your favorite urban fantasy or erotic authors?
There are so many! I love Kim Harrison, Lisabet Sarai, Jaye Wells, Red Phoenix, Cari Silverwood, DL King, Alison Tyler, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Rhavensfyre, Patricia Briggs, Laura Antoniou…the list goes on and on. If I could be sealed in a room for a year I would never be bored reading these fabulous authors and more.
What are you working on now?
I have several works in progress. I write for the serial, Club Rook and am in the middle of two episodes to finish out the first season. There is also a CYOA for Silkwords, a twisted fairy tale for Decadent and a Halloween tale for my wonderful friends at Ylva. Not to mention the urban fantasy romance I’m up to my knees in for Sci Spanks coming up in a week or so.
What is Sci Spanks?
I’m glad you asked! It is a wonderful event for authors and readers to get together around their love of reading erotic literature. Some spanking may be involved, so warm up your paddles! Check out this link to the Facebook page and consider being an ambassador. More prize opportunities and it is as easy as cut and paste.
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About the author:
Erzabet Bishop has been crafting stories since she could pound keys on her parents’ old typewriter. She has only just learned that it is a whole lot more fun writing naughty books. She is a contributing author to the Silk Words website with her Fetish Fair choose your own romantic adventure stories, Elemental Passions, Potnia, A Christmas To Remember, Taboo II,  Club Rook: The Series, Sweat, Bossy, When the Clock Strikes Thirteen, Unbound Box, Milk & Cookies & Handcuffs, Holidays in Hell, Corset Magazine: Sex Around the World Issue and Man vs. Machine: The Sex Toy Issue, Smut by the Sea Volume 2, Hell Whore Volume 2, Can’t Get Enough (upcoming, Cleis), Slave Girls, The Big Book of Submission (upcoming Cleis), Hungry for More (upcoming Cleis), Gratis II, Anything She Wants, Dirty Little Numbers, Kink-E magazine, Eternal Haunted Summer,  Coming Together: Girl on Girl, Shifters and Coming Together: Hungry for Love among others. She is the author of Lipstick (upcoming), Dinner Date, Tethered, Sigil Fire, The Erotic Pagans Series: Beltane Fires, Samhain Shadows and Yuletide Temptation.  She lives in Texas with her husband, furry children and can often be found lurking in local bookstores. She loves to bake, make naughty crochet projects and watch monster movies. When she isn’t writing, she loves to review music and books.
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Guest Post: Why Sports Romance by Lucy Felthouse (@cw1985)

Actually, the answer to this one is super easy. It’s all Lily Harlem’s fault. My good friend and fellow writer is probably best known for her Ellora’s Cave series, Hot Ice, which is about hunky ice hockey players. I’ve never even watched ice hockey and I love those books.

Anyway, we chat rather a lot and one day we started batting (if you’ll pardon the pun) the idea of co-authoring around. Lily had co-authored before and enjoyed the experience, and we felt that our writing styles would complement each other. We were both up for it and put it on our to-do lists for when our current projects had been put to bed.

Then, out of the blue, I got an email with a chapter attached to it. Lily was apologetic, saying she knew we’d decided not to start our book yet, but the scene had just popped into her head. I read it, and was immediately hooked. The premise, the characters, the setting. There was only one drawback – it was about a male tennis player and a psychologist. I know very, very little about sports in general and honestly, the only sport I genuinely enjoy is motorbike racing. But Lily quickly reassured me it didn’t matter—we’d write a damn good story and she, as a sports fan, would help me out where necessary on the tennis-y parts of the book. I agreed, and within five weeks we’d completed the first draft of our manuscript, titled Grand Slam. It was an incredibly fun and exhilarating experience, and along the way we’d idly mentioned that we could actually continue with a series. And so Raw Talent was born—a sports romance series. We’d keep it loose, not necessarily only writing about tennis, and not always co-authoring.

So when Ellora’s Cave put a call for submissions out there for lesbian romances for their Hot Pink range, I gave it some thought and decided it would be the perfect opportunity to add another book to the Raw Talent series. One of the characters, Nadia Gorlando, had already appeared in Grand Slam, and the action in Sweet Spot actually overlaps with it slightly. Then, of course, it goes off at its own tangent and a story all its own. I only had a basic idea of what I was going to write, but in the end the novella pretty much penned itself.

I love the versatility of series books already. Grand Slam and Sweet Spot are linked, they have some of the same characters, and yet they’re very different books. They can be read one after the other, or they work perfectly well alone—it’s totally up to readers and what genres and subgenres they like.

Already, I’m thinking about the next book I’d like to write in the series, which I think is going to be a femdom. And that doesn’t even include what Lily and I will come up with for another co-author project. Watch this space!

Happy Reading,
Lucy x
Nadia Gorlando and I had just gotten off the exercise bikes in the gym when one of the academy’s coaches, Peter Ross, headed over to us, all smiles.

“Hey, Nadia,” he said, his all-American grin widening and his blond hair flopping down over his forehead, “I need a huge favor.”

I flicked my gaze to Nadia. She raised one of her perfectly shaped eyebrows and waited for him to continue. He did.

“I totally lost track of time just now and I have an appointment with Travis Connolly. Would you mind wiping down my machine for me? Or maybe stick a note on it saying it’s out of order? I don’t want to leave it all sweaty for someone else. You’ll be doing me a real solid. I’ll owe you.”

My jaw almost hit the floor.

Now Nadia rolled her eyes, looked over at the offending machine, then back at Peter. “Sure, I understand,” she said, as cool as ice. “The world’s number one can’t wait. Go right ahead—I’ll fix it for you.”
He babbled a load of thanks, then jogged out of the gym.

I gaped at her. “You’re not going to do it, are you?”

Nadia chuckled. “Of course not. He may be coaching Travis Connolly and Rufus Lampani for the US Open, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to clean up his mess.” She pointed with her chin over to the machine Peter had just vacated. “Come on, V, I’ll show you how I’m going to deal with this.”

I followed her, grinning. Her tone told me that it was going to be something fun. Well, for us, anyway. Probably not for Peter.

Sure enough, when she returned from the room off the side of the gym, she had a pad of paper and a pen in her hands. Deliberately shielding the pad from my view, she wrote something down, then pulled off the top sheet. Folding it, she then propped it on the sweat-slicked seat so the writing was on view to anyone who happened past.

When I’d read and absorbed the words, I turned to Nadia, impressed. Her smile lit up her face, showing dimples in each cheek, and her brown eyes gleamed with amusement.

It was in that moment that I decided I had the serious hots for Nadia Gorlando.

The sign read,

A Raw Talent book.
Virginia Miller is an up-and-coming tennis star. She’s gone from a ratty tennis court in a park in south London, England, to the world’s top training facility—Los Carlos Tennis Academy in California. In awe of the talent around her, Virginia is all the more determined to make the most of the opportunity and show that she’s worthy of her place there. Her mentor, Nadia Gorlando, has every faith in her.

But Virginia finds herself distracted—Nadia, as well as being a top-notch tennis player, is seriously sexy, and Virginia’s mind keeps wandering where it shouldn’t. Will her crush get in the way of her career, or can she find a way to push the other woman out of her mind before it’s too late?
Author Bio:
Lucy Felthouse is a very busy woman! She writes erotica and erotic romance in a variety of subgenres and pairings, and has over 100 publications to her name, with many more in the pipeline. These include several editions of Best Bondage Erotica, Best Women's Erotica 2013 and Best Erotic Romance 2014. Another string to her bow is editing, and she has edited and co-edited a number of anthologies, and also edits for a small publishing house. She owns Erotica For All, is book editor for Cliterati, and is one eighth of The Brit Babes. Find out more at Join her on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to her newsletter at:

Saturday, June 21, 2014

A National Aboriginal Day New Release: Don't You Savage Me

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 organization 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):

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Cracking the Top 1,000 with #Shifters and Raffling Off $250 in Amazon Gift Cards

What a day it's been!  If you follow me on Twitter, you've no doubt heard me going on and on about this new box set called Shifters, Beasts and Monsters (The Alpha Paranormal Collection).

My story "Monstrous Obsession" is included in the set. If you liked that book, you'll love the TWELVE others included in Shifters, Beasts and Monsters.  And if you haven't read "Monstrous Obsession" yet, here's your chance to grab it for $0.99 (yes, you read that right!), along with twelve other stories by a total of fifteen authors, including some New York Times and USA Today Bestsellers!

It's 2 in the morning as I write this blog post, and I see that Shifters, Beasts and Monsters has cracked the Top 1,000 in Kindle books. It's currently sitting at #909! That's incredible!

And you know what else is incredible?  In celebration of this erotic box set, we're giving away $250 in Amazon gift cards. That's one grand prize of $100, 5 x $20 and 5 x $10 cards, so you've got lots of chances to win.

Enter now, then go on to read the blurb, below:

There's an alpha male lover that roars in the heart of even the most dangerous and mystical of creatures - 13 Beauties meet their Beasts in these hot paranormal novellas by 15 of your favorite bestselling romance and erotic romance authors, including several NY Times and USA Today bestselling authors.

Love, Lust and Luck By Terry Towers writing as Elixa Everett (NYT/USAT)
When called to the aid of a beautiful woman down on her luck, Shamus is surprised to discover that he and Suzanna are destined to be together. Lifetime unions between mystical beings and humans have been unheard of... until now.

Moan For Bigfoot by Virginia Wade (NYT/USAT)
On a weeklong outing in Mt. Hood National Forest, what begins as a flirty, fun-filled trip soon turns into a nightmare, when an ape-like creature encounters a group of campers.

Ravaged by the Rainbow by Skye Eagleday (NYT/USAT)
Shakyo’s ceremony has called forth a tentacle monster which seeks those exactly like this innocent virgin. She felt nothing could be worse until her hated enemy suddenly appears--her tribe's head medicine man who has accused her of witchcraft.

Bad Wolf by Savannah Reardon
Nikki has the hots for sexy alpha werewolf, Zane, and she wants him for more than just his body. However, vindictive alpha-female, Sara, stands in her way. Can Nikki win her man, or will she get eaten by the Bad Wolf?

Monstrous Obsession by Giselle Renarde
Artemis has never relied on a man for anything. When she moves in with her biker boyfriend Budd only to find his creaky old house haunted by a possessive incubus, can she learn to accept help from the man who loves her... before it's too late?

The Zrakon's Bride by Linda Barlow
Are maidens still sacrificed to sea monsters? Kate discovers a Scottish village where they take the ancient legends seriously. And a modern Highland laird who likes his sacrificial treats bound to a rock.

Breeding with the Beast Parts I and II By Jessi Bond
Captured by the fearsome beast, Beauty imagines she'll do anything to escape his clutches - until she learns he is an ordinary human, who can only be freed from his terrible curse if she agrees to bear his child. Will Beauty find it in her heart to free the beast?

The Demon's Plaything By Natalie Deschain
When an agent offers to take on Elizabeth as his client, she has no idea what she's in for. He's an incubus, a demonic creature that offers fulfillment of her innermost desires in exchange for her very soul.

Wolf Mountain by Aya Fukunishi
High in the mountains above a remote ski resort, Aylen and Emily peer through their binoculars at the distant wolf pack. Why are they not mating? What scent have they caught on the wind? Why do these wolves seem... different? It won't be long before they discover the terrible truth...

Mated to the Minotaur by Audrey Grace
Fossilized remains of the Minotaur have been uncovered in Crete, and journalist Emily Worthington is off to get the scoop, along with handsome intern Jason. She discovers that he is descended from the Minotaur, and Emily is understandably perturbed. But things take a turn for the erotic when Jason starts to shapeshift into one...

Bought by the Wolf King by Francis Ashe
When kind, innocent Jovena’s family farm is threatened with bankruptcy, she hatches a plan to sell herself into the harem of King Morzan, ruler of an exotic eastern kingdom who is surrounded with mystery, shadow and rumors so unbelievable they cannot be true – rumors of werewolves.

In Her Dreams By J.E. & M. Keep
I felt invisible until a dominant incubus offers me sweet surrender and affection like I’ve never known. He makes all of the pain go away. For the first time in so long I feel loved and desired...

Sold to the Dragon by Christie Sims & Alara Branwen
Kara was delighted when her father told her that their family's money troubles were over. However she was upset when he said it was because she'd been sold to a dragon! Will Kara ever be able to come to love this beast?

Saturday, June 14, 2014

#MySexySaturday It'll Cure What Ails You

Is there anything worse than a boring Sunday afternoon baby shower?

No. The answer to that question is an unequivocal N-O.

Luckily, the topic of this week's My Sexy Saturday happens to be kinky stuff our characters get up to in the afternoon.  Equally luckily, I happen to have written a taboo lesbian story on precisely this topic.

In "It'll Cure What Ails You," lesbian Laurie's aunt-by-marriage Marissa gets hit with some chronic pain during a baby shower. She needs her niece to take care of her...

Here are the first seven sentences of the story:

Laurie had always been intrigued by Auntie Marissa. Maybe it was her glowing olive complexion or her dark wavy hair, which was so thick and lustrous Laurie imagined stripping naked and bathing in it. Just imagine all that shining hair bouncing across her bare skin…

Obviously, Laurie shouldn’t be fantasizing about her aunt, but what else was there to do at Cousin Penny’s lame-ass baby shower? Anyway, Auntie Marissa was only family by marriage, so it wasn’t totally wrong. Was it?

She didn’t realize she was staring until Auntie Marissa caught her gaze from across the room.


If you love taboo erotica, you can get It'll Cure What Ails You from

It's also included in the box set Shh... It's Too Taboo, available from:

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Friday, June 6, 2014

#OutWriters and My Queer Little Box

This month, Cleis Press (a company that's published thirty bajillion short stories I've written) is putting the call out for out writers to use the hashtag #OutWriters on Twitter to talk about why it's important to be out and a writer, and write out-of-the-closet stories and think outside the box and... well, like any hashtag, it is what you make it.

Why is LGBTQ fiction important?  You tell me. (I already know the answer--I just want to see if you get it right. Kidding. I said I'm kidding! Stop throwing things!)

Raise your queer voice, if you have one.  Find it, if you don't.  Observe, if nothing else. Read all about it at

And I promised you my queer little box, so here's a pic:

(I made it by cutting up marketing documents from Cleis and gluing them onto the box that contained an "I Love New York" paperweight my mom gave me as a souvenir. What a crappy souvenir, Mom. Honestly.)
and another, from the back

Thursday, June 5, 2014

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

I Give You My Cherry

Exciting news!

I know I haven't released a book in, like, FOREVER (haha!), but you won't have to wait much longer for a new one. And you should be excited about Cherry, because it's full of sex. Other reasons too, but... yeah... it's a sex-in-every-chapter type book. A great beach read, especially if you can't keep your pants on at the beach. (I dare you to keep your pants on when you read this book!)

Cover reveal!

Cherry: A New Adult Novella
by Giselle Renarde
Publisher: eXcessica
Release Date: June 6, 2014

Late nights by a roaring fire, star-gazing with the cute park ranger, lazing around the balmy beach—sounds like a perfect summer vacation, doesn’t it? Cherry loves camping so much she doesn’t even mind spending a week with her nosy parents. Anyway, camping is kind of their family tradition.

That’s why Cherry’s so upset when her father invites his recently-divorced friend, Phil, along. A geeky guest intruding on their family vacation? Not fair!

But when Phil arrives at the campground… WOW! Was he always so cool? No, definitely not. When she was younger, Phil had been just another dorky dad. Now he’s stylish and fun and even pretty hunky! Divorce suits him nicely, as far as Cherry’s concerned.

Phil is the last man in the world who should be turning Cherry’s head, but the fact that their love is forbidden makes it that much tastier. The forest isn’t big enough to keep two lovelorn people apart… even if they’re totally wrong for each other.

This book contains scenes some readers may find offensive. It is intended for mature audiences only.

Monday, June 2, 2014

For UK Eyes Only! (Actually, Toronto People Can Read Half)

If you live in Toronto, I don't want you reading this post. Don't read it! Because when you see "Scarborough" you're going to think it's OUR Scarborough.  It's not. Smut by the Sea does NOT take place in Canada. No. It doesn't. It takes place in England--the original Scarborough.

Hey, here's a fun exercise: I'm going to see if I can dig some Scarborough history out of my brain without Googling it at all. You can tell me whether or not I'm right. (I learned this stuff in school 25 years ago, so it's not exactly fresh). Okay, here I go:

The Toronto suburb (and former city) of Scarborough was so named because when two settlers by the names of David and Mary Thompson (???) approached by boat, the bluffs they saw along the lake's edge reminded them so much of the cliffs at Scarborough in their home country of England that they dubbed the region "Scarborough." And the name stuck.

Anyone know if that's close?

So, after wasting your time with Toronto lore, here's the meat of the matter (Toronto people can stop reading here):

Smutty fun by the Sea in Scarborough

Smut by the Sea on the 14th June is the second time the smutters have taken over Scarborough library. Last Summer we had a fabulous time check out the photos and blogs here and this year we’ve got even more for you to enjoy.

Sessions from bestselling authors Victoria Blisse, KD Grace and Lucy Felthouse on different aspects of erotic writing set you up in the morning. Start with inspiration with Victoria, then KD Grace helps you write better erotica by finessing sex. The last workshop of the day gives you the tools you need to wow editors and get your stories accepted and will be led by Lucy Felthouse.

After a free lunch (oh yes, such a thing exists!) we’ll be enjoying the Reading Slam, short, sexy snippets from some of the smutty authors in attendance. You’ll get tasters of some of the best erotica and erotic romance in the country and their books will be available to purchase at the book stall too.

All day you’ll be able to browse the stalls in the side room, check out Steph’s Ann Summer’s goodies, hot books from attending authors or pick something unique up from our craft stall. Then of course you’ll want to have a go on our unique erotic tombola – the prizes are truly thrilling!

Tickets are selling fast, but there are some left. So what are you waiting for? Join us for lots of smut and laughter at Scarborough library on the 14th June from 9.30am.

Quotes from last year’s Smut by the Sea Attendees:

“In between the readings there was another key component that made SBTS such a fantastic experience, and that was the chance to chat, to share ideas, to meet people face-to-face who we had only ever talked to online before and to discover that they were just as amazing face-to-face as they are on social media.” KD Grace

“For an amateur erotica author and long-time consumer of smut, the day was a perfect mix of readings, more formal Q&A but also the chance to mingle with all the participants and ask questions. I was blown away by how friendly everyone was, and how much advice I was given.” Anna Sky

“So, lovely people, smut, PVC, fish and chips and ice cream – how good a day is that?!!” Slave Nano