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Jun. 11th, 2012

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[sticky post] My Publications and where to find them

Soldiers of the Sun published with Dreamspinner Press as part of my Soldiers of the Sun Series (see also Snowbound and The Darkest Midnight in December) . buy it here in paperback or here as an eBook


Snowbound published with Dreamspinner Press. buy it here


A Wolf in the Fold published with Wayward Ink Press as part of their Of Heaven and Hell anthology buy it here


The Light of Winter published with Dreamspinner Press as part of their 2014 Advent Calendar. buy it here

Nothing But Himself published with Less than Three Press. YA paranormal. Project Fierce charity Anthology, Everyone Deserves a Home

Triskelion free (but you have to be a member of M/M Romance to see it)


If Two of Them Are Dead published with Dreamspinner Press. Steampunk/mystery, m/m buy it here


Kept Tears published with Dreamspinner Press. Urban Fantasy, m/m set in Pittsburgh. find the ebook here

and the paper back here

The Darkest Midnight in December novella ebook (m/m erotic, historical paranormal)

Peace in the Valley part of Dreamspinners 2012 Advent calendar Peace in the Valley (m/m erotica, werewolf)



Crisis in Faith short story ebook (m/m erotic, urban fantasy)


Ghost of Jupiter in Dreamspinner Press’s anthology, Cross Bones ebook & paperback (m/m erotic, SF)


Haunted in Dreamspinner Press’s anthology, Two Tickets to Paradise ebook & paperback (m/m erotic, urban fantasy)

A Brief Respite web-based
m/m erotic, historical paranormal, sequel to The Darkest Midnight in December and Snowbound, Freebie!)

Unquiet Ghosts in Circlet’s anthology, Like a Sacred Desire ebook
(f/m erotic, fantasy)

Mysterious Spirit (m/m erotic, BDSM, fantasy) - Sorry OOP.

Snowbound in Dreamspinner Press’s anthology, NeckingThe Darkest Midnight in December</i>) Sorry it's now OOP but now rereleased, see above.

In the Hands of Gods in Dreamspinner Press’s anthology, A Brush of Wings (historical m/m erotic, paranormal) Sorry it's now OOP.

Feb. 13th, 2024

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Free Story - A Brief Respite

And for you, a free story from me! This was originally a freebie on DSP's site for Halloween It's from my series on 1930's demon hunters and is m/m/m. While it is a stand alone it can be considered a sequel to my novella The Darkest Midnight in December ( blurb and purchase info here) and my short story Snowbound in Dreamspinner's anthology Necking ( blurb and purchase info here)

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Ah, wish I had time right now to construct a website so this could be a PDF download for you all.

Jul. 23rd, 2016

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Rainbow Snippets

I'm still having internet issues. On the plus side, I'm hiding in the Parents' game room because it's underground and about 65 degrees (and it's mid-90s outside). My stomach is giving me issues (I was supposed to have surgery on it but it's not going to happen this year after all) so if I'm slow responding, that's why.

This week is from something very rough and new, aiming it at one of the charity anthologies for the Pulse (or else a freebie down the road). It's from the Kept Tears universe. It's coming up on the anniversary of the day Aaron suffered the explosive amputation of his arm (and nearly his leg). Rhys (and Corrine) are trying hard to keep his spirits up and love him through the hard times.


Snippet (It's one sentence over, forgive me but I had to put in Rhys's rejoiner)

Rhys understood the hells Aaron had seen. Sharing his pain didn't come naturally. Even though Aaron knew Rhys wasn't likely to reject him at this point, the fear lurked deep inside him.

Aaron opted for the safer path. He pointed his truncated arm down. “I figured you wanted to be serious when I saw you wore trunks instead of your usual nakedness.”

“I didn’t want to distract you with my overwhelming physical beauty.”



If you'd like to play along, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook community where we post up 6 sentences of one of our LGBT stories every Saturday. It's been fun and you can find it here. Be sure to check out all the offers! It's been a great supportive group!

Jul. 17th, 2016

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Sunday Small Talk

The longer the summer drags on, the less I'm getting done. Between visiting the parents, working on a paper and clinical depression my motivation is gone. I'm barely hearing their voices chattering which is a bad thing. All is not lost of course. I find pockets of inspiration here and there.

I have finished my once over of Cassadaga Nights (though I haven't found a better title). I have two more scenes I want to write for Ryan and I'll be ready to market it again. I'm happy for that. I think I can find a home for it.

I'm staggered forward a little on my charity story which isn't saying much. I know what I want to do. I have to double check the theme to be sure I'm on point.

And you've seen all my posts on the Love is Love anthology. I'm still waiting on my copy.

Other than that, I'm sitting here thinking 'how can July be half gone?'
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Jul. 16th, 2016

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Rainbow Snippets

I'm still being remiss and only getting thru half the snippets (blame computer and internet issues). This week is from something very rough and new, aiming it at one of the charity anthologies for the Pulse (or else a freebie down the road). It's from the Kept Tears universe. It's coming up on the anniversary of the day Aaron suffered the explosive amputation of his arm (and nearly his leg). Rhys (and Corrine) are trying hard to keep his spirits up and love him through the hard times.

Rhys widened his eyes after finding Corrine on his doorstep. He stepped back, letting her in, his stomach flipping. Her somber expression made him shiver. Had something happened to Aaron?

“You haven’t been answer your phone,” she said, brushing past him into the foyer.

The gut-twist worsened. “Is Aaron okay?”

“Not as such.”


If you'd like to play along, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook community where we post up 6 sentences of one of our LGBT stories every Saturday. It's been fun and you can find it here. Be sure to check out all the offers! It's been a great supportive group!

Jul. 15th, 2016

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Book Blast: Love is Love Anthology

As I type this, I see once again violence has played its hand in France, following on the heels of the shooting in Dallas. It's easy to lose hope in humanity, to give up.

It's the one thing we must not do. There is a lot of good in this world but good is quiet, harder to see sometimes than the bad. None the less, good is everywhere and this anthology is a shining example of that. More than fifty authors pooled together to create something to be sold to aid the victims. Some of of us wouldn't necessarily call ourselves poets, myself included but strong emotion is a fantastic motivator and muse.

I am honored to be part of this project. I'm put in mind of Martin Luther King Jr's words, “Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars... Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” As true today as it was then.

So if you want to aid a great cause, pick up a copy. It's now available in ebook and paperback versions.

And there is a rafflecopter giveaway. Check it out here

(shared with permission of Betti Gefecht)




A collection of poems composed by over fifty authors


in aid of the victims and survivors of the Orlando Pulse Attack.


 

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On June 12, 2016, the most horrendous mass shooting in US history and an unfathomable act of hate was directed at the LGBT community in Orlando. The horror of this tragedy reverberated around the world, leaving millions shocked and appalled at the senseless violence that destroyed so many innocent lives.

In a display of solidarity with the victims and survivors of the Pulse nightclub shooting, a group of LGBTQ+ and straight allies, from all across the globe, came together to produce a collection of poems in celebration of love and acceptance.

The resulting Love is Love Poetry Anthology is dedicated to the families and victims of the shooting and all proceeds of this work will be donated to Equality Florida’s Pulse Victims Fund.

In this small way, the authors, along with the readers who purchase this work, seek to contribute to the lives of those who still suffer from the consequences of the malice directed toward them, and offer some positivity and compassion in the face of such bigotry.

Contributing Authors:

AC Benus, Aditus, Andrew Jericho, Ann Anderson, Ash Marie, Asta Idonea, Betti Gefecht, Cam Kennedy, Cynus Eldranai, Darren White, dughlas, Eddy LeFey, Eden Winters, EmiGS Em, F.E. Feeley Jr., Gelybi , Headstall, Jack L. Pyke, Jana Denardo, Jason Frazier, Jay Rookwood, J.L. Merrow, Karina Rye, Kathy Griffith, Kay Ellis, Kaye P. Hallows, Kit Loffstadt, Laura B. Damone, Layla Dorine, Lily G. Blunt, L.J. Harris, L.M. Somerton, Louis Stevens, L.S.K Harris, L.V. Lloyd, Lynn Michaels, Maggie Chatterton, Maria Siopis, Monika De Giorgi, Parker Owens, Patricia Nelson, Pelaam, Petra Howard, Ravyn Bryce, Rick R. Reed, Ruski, Valik and Addy, S.J. Davis, Skylar M. Cates, Star Brady, Steve Baldry, Susan Crane, Tamara Miles, Tash Hatzipetrou, Tim Landon, Tracy Gee, Vicki Tubridy, Victoria Kinnaird, and Wendy Rathbone.

 

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Ebook version: Amazon Universal Link


Amazon.com | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AUS


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Paperback version: Amazon US | Amazon UK


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Sincere thanks go to everyone who contributed their time, energy, and skills in the making of this beautiful anthology.


Special thanks also go to Jay Aheer (Simply Defined Art) for the fabulous cover art,


Kelly O’Brien for the ‘Love Wins’ artwork,


and Petra Howard and Tash Hatzipetrou for proofreading the final document.


 

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Many thanks to Kelly O'Brien for contributing the


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Jul. 11th, 2016

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Guest Blogger - Grace Duncan

Five Things I Learned Writing Acceptance

First off, of course, I want to thank Jana for giving me space today! It’s very much appreciated! Welcome back to the Acceptance blog tour! I learn something--or several somethings--every time I write a new story. I thought I’d share some of what I learned with this one.

1. It’s okay to not write everyday.

There are a billion pieces of writing advice out there. Every single one will say it’s absolute, that you should never ever do this and always do that. One of the most common is that you have to write every day. I call shenanigans on that. The fact is, sometimes, you just can’t, for a plethora of reasons. I have health problems and there are days I can’t put two creative words together (hell, there are days I can’t put two coherent words together!). If you try to force yourself to write on a story when you’re feeling bad, have a lot of stress (unless writing is a de-stressor), or whatever, all you’re going to do is have to go back the next day and undo a mess. It’s okay to leave the story sit. This applies if it’s not going the way you need it to or you’re stuck on something. Oftentimes, letting it sit will help.

2. Your readers are not in your head.

I have a tendency to put together a huge amount of head canon about my characters, their lives, their futures, and more. The problem with this is that… I know a whole hell of a lot about my characters that may never see the light of day—or the page. I got called out by my beta readers more than a few times over details I referred to but never actually put in the story. Because those details were in my head, I knew them, but the readers—beta or otherwise—don’t. That said, the more you know about your characters and where they come from, the better. Just remember your readers won’t unless know this unless you tell them.

3. Don’t be afraid to write what you want.

I first learned this one when I was writing Patience, then again with Acceptance. One of the things one of my beta readers commented on is that this story isn’t as much romance as the others. Forbes Mates as a whole isn’t traditional romance. There isn’t a lot of the “meet, fall in love, overcome obstacle, then say I love you, end” in these stories. I didn’t want that. I wanted to write something that wasn’t about the “falling in love part.” Don’t be afraid to focus on whatever kind of story you want to write. Because if it’s not what you want to write… that’ll come through in the story and it won’t be nearly as good as it could be.

4. Scenes that are hard for my character to go through are doubly hard for me to write.

So, my husband, Mr. Grace, tells me he loves when I write action. He says I do it well. Action scares the ever-loving crap out of me (though not as much as SciFi). Because it’s got to have the right pace, the right wording, the right everything to give the feel you want it to. This becomes doubly hard when your character is struggling through the scene.

There is one roughly half way through the book that I have fought myself over every time I’ve gone through it. Quincy is forced to interrogate someone to find out who is behind his attacks. My (not entirely) sweet jaguar is an information broker and artist. He doesn’t have the stomach for something like this, but he knows it’s necessary. He—and the others with him—use humor to try to defuse the situation. That’s the only thing that got me through it.

If that was hard, the aftermath about did me in. I still cry every time. Every. Single. Time. I read this. My very headstrong, aloof, self-sufficient character ends up needing his mate to deal with all that happened. He ends up crying (in the shower, so later he can pretend he didn’t), struggling with his religious beliefs and even with what his own mate thinks.

In the end, I think it’s a good thing if those types of scenes are hard to write. It means your emotions will come through in the story, making it richer and deeper. Just… have a few tissues ready while you do.

5. Write the story that needs to be written.

This is a hard thing to learn and I have to relearn it with every single story. I start to worry about whether people will like it, if there’s enough angst or action or sex. I start questioning every scene, POV, everything. In the end, if I let the story tell me what belongs, it comes out so much better and I am less of a mess when it’s over. It sounds a little weird, but the best thing is just get out of its way, seriously.

Thank you again to Jana for the space today! I really appreciate it. Be sure to follow the full tour for lots more bits about the story, some great exclusive excerpts, and lots of opportunities to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway!

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Follow the tour here: http://www.grace-duncan.com/acceptance-blog-tour


Blurb:


AcceptanceFS_halfsizeDr. Miles Grant acknowledges that his destined mate could be either gender even though his bisexuality cost him his family and his pack. Luckily he found the Forbes Pack, who happily accept him just as he is. What he never counted on was finding his mate in Pittsburgh or for his mate to be another species entirely—a cat!

Quincy Archer isn’t just any jaguar shifter. He is the heir to the leadership of his pride. Destined mates are nothing but legend to the nearly extinct and generally solitary jaguars, and Quincy certainly never expected to find one for himself, much less a male… or a wolf.

However, finding each other and coming to terms with their species is the least of their worries. Quincy is expected to select a proper female mate, father a cub, and take his place as heir to the pride. Except Quincy refuses, having no interest in women or leadership and knowing he isn’t right for it. But his father will stop at nothing—not even attempting to kill Miles—to get his way. Quincy and Miles must overcome many obstacles to stay together as the destined mates they’re meant to be.

Dreamspinner Press - eBook & Paperback
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/acceptance/id1126559228?mt=11
Amz: https://www.amazon.com/Acceptance-Forbes-Mates-Book-3-ebook/dp/B01H8325Q8
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/acceptance-grace-r-duncan/1123943161?ean=9781634774055
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/acceptance-19
ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-acceptance-2060133-341.html

 

About Grace


grace_nohateGrace Duncan grew up with a wild imagination. She told stories from an early age – many of which got her into trouble. Eventually, she learned to channel that imagination into less troublesome areas, including fanfiction, which is what has led her to writing male/male erotica.

A gypsy in her own right, Grace has lived all over the United States. She has currently set up camp in East Texas with her husband and children – both the human and furry kind.

As one of those rare creatures who loves research, Grace can get lost for hours on the internet, reading up on any number of strange and different topics. She can also be found writing fanfiction, reading fantasy, crime, suspense, romance and other erotica or even dabbling in art.


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Jul. 10th, 2016

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Sunday Small Talk

I missed last week's small talk because it was the Fourth of July weekend and I was at my uncle's lake house. It was very nice. If my aunt isn't acting up (and she was mostly good this time) I love being on the lake. If I had a dream house, it would be on a lake.

Also I didn't have much to report last week. I don't have terribly much to say this week either but the most important of which is that the Love is Love anthology is out, click here for more info. All sales go to support the victims of the Pulse shooting. I'll be back later to put up the paperback links too.

I've been working very slowly on fixing Cassadaga Nights (novella) and my charity story featuring Aaron and Rhys. It's hard to write being at the parents' house and I'm also working on a scientific paper. The hardest part of that is nearly done. Thank god. It's not fun to write, important yes, but not fun. Doing the research was much more enjoyable but this is necessary stuff to write.

I would like to get one more scene to flesh out Ryan in Cassadaga Nights. Hopefully it will be decent. I had to cut too much out of it when I submitted it as a short story.

I'm trying to keep Aaron's story relatively short. I am setting part of it at Kennywood Park (a must see historic amusement park if you're in the Pittsburgh area) but I haven't been there in years (and no one wants to go with me now). Sadly the rides on the website might not be accurate. Bah.

I also got some clarification for Blood Red as well. Once I get back to OH, I'll dig into that. I don't know if I can finish it by the end of the year or not but I really hope so. Wish me luck.

As for camp nano, I'm at 5K so halfway to my very low goal (it's hard to set higher ones when I'm traveling).
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Jul. 9th, 2016

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Rainbow Snippets

I'm continuing with Kept Tears again. This takes place right after last week's. Corrine and Aaron are at lunch and Rhys has just called to make a date with Aaron leaving him flummoxed.

“You made a date with a handsome guy with a sexy accent. Now, man up, put your phone away, and let’s talk about where you’re going and what you’re wearing.” She patted his hand, nearly bouncing on her seat.

He slipped the device into his pocket. “What makes you think you have a say in this, woman?”

“Because if someone doesn’t stop you, the date will be to the comic book store, and you’ll be wearing your Batman T-shirt.”

Blurb Having left most of his arm and his self-confidence behind in the Afghanistan desert, young veteran Aaron Santori has enough on his plate learning to use his prosthetic arm. Attending graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh makes life both interesting and challenging. Mentally, he's ill prepared for meeting Rhys Edwards, a young-adult novelist from Wales and everything Aaron could want in a man. Between the scars from the explosion and his PTSD, he’s reluctant to date. Ready or not, though, Aaron finds himself jumping into the deep end of the relationship waters.

What Aaron couldn’t possibly know is that Rhys isn’t human at all. As a prince of the Tylwyth Teg, Rhys is fae, with a list of enemies he’s accumulated over the past few centuries—among them a former lover, Morcant, who is back to make Rhys’s life miserable. An unwitting pawn in their Machiavellian fae politics, Aaron only knows he’s falling in love, never suspecting love might be his death sentence.


You can find Kept Tears here

If you'd like to play along, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook community where we post up 6 sentences of one of our LGBT stories every Saturday. It's been fun and you can find it here. Be sure to check out all the offers! It's been a great supportive group!
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Blog Tour - Perci T. Brooks

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Title: Royal Surrender

Author: Perci T. Brooks

Genre: Gay Romance, Urban Fantasy

Length: Novella

Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing


Synopsis


Prince Amory longs to find his true love.


Néstor Awada wants to be a servant no longer.


Both yearn to find the man with whom they could fall in love.


Each doubts their dream will come true.


When word reaches Amory that his father is mistreating a new servant, he goes to save him.


Prince and servant try to fight their growing feelings for each other to no avail.


But is their love strong enough to breach the chasm forced on them by society?



Excerpt:ROYAL SURRENDER

Amory rubbed his eyes, leaning back in his chair. He wasn’t sure of the time, but knew it was late. Covyll had come to check on him and brought him dinner. Amory had asked after Néstor and how he was doing. The young man had eaten dinner and was lying in bed reading, Covyll reported. Amory was thinking he should get to bed as well.

“You okay, Amory?”

“I thought you went to bed, Covyll.”

His advisor sat on the desk. “You know my day doesn’t end until you are in bed.”

He leaned forward until their lips were an inch apart. “Or later, if you want me to help you with anything.” He bent closer and licked Amory’s lips.

“Not tonight, Covyll.”

Covyll sat back. “You have already developed a crush on him, haven’t you?”

“On whom?” It was a weak protest, and Amory knew it.

“Néstor, and I can see why. He’s lovely. Vulnerable, yet there is a spark in him. He could easily captivate a man.”

“He said my father watched. What type of sick fool watches a man forcing himself on another? I’m appalled at that, Covyll. I want to take Néstor out of here and live on my estate.”

Covyll stood and paced. “Let me ask you this. If Néstor were to develop feelings for you as well, to the point where he confessed his love to you, and if he asked you to renounce your royal status, would you do it?”

Amory arched a brow. “Putting the cart before the horse, aren’t you?”

Buy Links


WIP: http://www.waywardinkpublishing.com/product/royal-surrender-perci-t-brooks/

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HAZPQXS/

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01HAZPQXS/

Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01HAZPQXS/

Amazon DE: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B01HAZPQXS/

ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-royalsurrender-2061217-158.html


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About the author


PERCI T. BROOKS is the author of Yaoi (m/m) and Yuri (f/f). She’s been writing since the age of ten and started off writing just little stories. As she got older, she was able to create her own characters and plots. She loves to write. Becoming an author has always been her dream.


Perci enjoys reading, writing, poetry, anime, manga, Japanese music, cats, cows, Japanese history, Japanese movies. She is a total cat lover and loves to inspire others.


Miss Brooks lives to inspire others. She was born with medical problems, is hearing impaired and has disabilities and thought she would never become an author.


PERCI T. BROOKS can be found at:


Website: http://percitbrooks.blogspot.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PerciTBrooks/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DuchessDemon

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