Sunday, August 23, 2015

THE SUBS CLUB is Available for Pre-order!

So I took 2015 to experiment in some other genres that I like besides kinky romance. I had a blast exploring spec fic with Minotaur and The Grand Ballast, mystery in the Playing the Fool trilogy with Lisa Henry, and coming of age in Take the Long Way Home.

But I’m also really happy to be getting back to kink with The Subs Club series. And I mean back with a vengeance. We're talking domestic discipline, knife play, cross-dressing, rough body play, sex that ruins the kitchen, S/M, M/s, pony play, a fuckton of enemas, body worship, sexual and domestic servitude, all the rimming, impact play, watersports, and more. The four book series is currently available for pre-order at a discounted price from Riptide Publishing. You can read more about each individual book on Riptide's site, but the series blurb goes like this:

After the death of their friend Hal at the hands of an irresponsible dom, submissive friends Dave, Kamen, Miles, and Gould band together to form the Subs Club—an organization seeking to expose dangerous local doms. The club slowly evolves as romances blossom, loyalties are tested, and tensions mount in a community already struggling for unity in the wake of Hal’s death.
From domestic discipline to knife play to fashion paraphilia, and from family drama to new jobs to first loves, the members of the Subs Club explore life’s kinks inside and outside of the bedroom as they attempt to let go of the past and move forward.
My goal for this series was to take an authentic look at sex, kink, and relationships--including the ugly/messy parts--but also tell a larger story about friendship. This is also my X-rated tribute to all the "club" series I loved growing up. Baby-sitters Club, Saddle Club, Pony Club...if it involved a diverse group of kids starting a club and helping one another through the ups and downs of growing up, I read it.

The SC books can be read as standalones, but there are some narrative benefits to reading all four. Stay tuned for more information on the four MCs and their stories, and for reveals of the awesome covers by Kanaxa!

Release Dates:

The Subs Club: December 7, 2015
Pain Slut: February 1, 2016
Manties in a Twist: April 4, 2016
24/7: June 6, 2016 

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Euro-Tour 2015. Or: That Time Lisa and I Got Lost in a Maze That Really Wasn't That Hard.

I kept telling myself it was fine that I was still too lazy to blog about EuroPride Con a month after it happened. But then Lisa Henry upped the game by blogging, and I am nothing if not competitive with my archnemesis.

All right, I'm too lazy to be competitive. But occasionally I shake my fist in her general direction and give her an "I'll get you next time, Gadget. Next time..."

I don't have great pictures to share like Lisa, because mostly I let Lisa take all the pictures and then I stole them from her Facebook and pretended to my family that I took them. More and more, I'm starting to sound like the deadweight in this relationship.

But I can tell you that we had a great time at the con. We talked co-writing on a panel with L.A. Witt and Aleksander Voinov. We made Tim Tam S'mores, courtesy of L.A. Witt's brilliant idea to use a restaurant candle to toast our marshmallows. We met lots of awesome people, and saw some old friends. And we got lost on the subway system. More times than seems proper.

From Munich, the world was our oyster. And by "the world," I mean a small section of Europe. We toured the Salzburg fortress. We drank wine IN THE STREET in Prague, because you're allowed to do that there. We saw baby Lipizzaners at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. We got lost in a hedge maze for an inordinately long time at Schonbrunn Palace, and I refused to let Lisa leave the maze until we solved it, even though we were both dehydrated and wanted chocolate. 

See, I'm not too lazy to compete with hedge mazes, and I think a lot of that has to do with becoming obsessed years ago with completing this puzzle:


Anyway, the Vienna hedge maze was like the real-life version of that, minus unicorns. 

We ate a lot of chocolate, drank a lot of wine, bought a puppet for my mom even though she specifically begged me not to bring home any creepy dolls. And we plotted a lot of books.

All in all, it was a successful trip. And I feel like we have to go back next year, because I miss it already.

Stole it from Lisa.