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Monday, January 19, 2015

Winner of the "name my next book" title contest

It's official. I have a winner. The contest deadline ended December 15th and I received over 200 entries. It's been a rough process going through and picking out just one title but tonight my publisher and I made the final decision.

A huge congratulations to Lindsay Henry for her winning entry.
My new collection, due out in May from Desert Palm Press, will be titled.....Wylde About Her.

A huge thank you to everyone who entered. I got some truly amazing suggestions. Look for the cover art reveal soon.
Beth
www.bethwylde.com

Lindsay will receive an advanced signed copy of the collection, a personal dedication in the book and a $20 Amazon gift certificate!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Holiday Greetings

I want to wish everyone a Happy New year. It seems as if 2014 passed quickly and in a way, I’m glad it’s over. There was too much turmoil and violence marking the year in our country as well as other countries. My only hope is that 2015 will bring more peace and lead our country in a new direction.

Our family all gathered for Christmas, and I of course was nominated to bake the turkey and dressing. We had a wonderful time exchanging presents and gave thanks for our health.  I hope everyone reading this had a joyous Christmas and we’ll find happiness and peace in the New Year.

Self-publishing has kept me busy this year. Today, I uploaded another of my books titled Strangers in the Mist. I’m hoping with the holidays over, we can get back to advertising and selling our e-books.

I hope everyone has a safe and prosperous New Year. The same wish is for all to stay healthy and to show patience in stressful situations.  


Below I’ve posted a copy of my book cover and a blurb. Also there’s a list of sites where you can find Stranger’s in the Mist.






Mary Suzanne
Contemporary, Romance, Erotic
Amazon.com Kindle Books
    Apple.com
    Itunes.com
  Smashwords.com

Blurb
Mattie was out for a jog one afternoon in the wooded area near her home. She notices the dark clouds overhead and runs for shelter in an old shack she spotted just at the edge of the forest. When she reaches the building, she glances out the window and is shocked by the scene unfolding. Three people are dancing in an au natural state around a raging bonfire. Is she imaging things or did she really see the strangers in the mist cavorting in the rain?






Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Time to Get Dirty! Dirty Dining Pre-Order #Giveaway (#gayromance @dreamspinners) –


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One of the most joyful experiences as an author (for me, at least) is knowing my book has the perfect cover. It’s not as easy as you might think. I’m not an artist and I generally have a difficult time conveying my vision to the cover artist. So I was absolutely delighted to discover this gorgeous photograph on Deviant Art. It perfectly illustrates my main character Jeremy Linden (my deceptively attractive geek) and the precise tone of Dirty Dining. In fact, Jeremy spends a lot of time in those little white shorts, until he takes them off. Check out the excerpt below to find out just what I’m talking about.



Pre-order and be entered to win $50 Amazon Gift Certificate
(email your purchase receipt to em@emlynley.com)
25% off until December 25

Release Date ~ January 19

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Photo: Ronaldo Gutierrez

Dirty Dining


Blurb

Jeremy Linden’s a PhD student researching an HIV vaccine. He’s always short of money, and when biotech startup PharmaTek reduces funding for his fellowship, he’s tempted to take a job at a men’s dining club as a serving boy. The uniforms are skimpy, and he’s expected to remove an item of clothing after each course. He can handle that, but he soon discovers there’s more on the menu here than fine cuisine. How far will he go to pay his tuition, and will money get in the way when he realizes he’s interested in more from one of his gentlemen?

Brice Martin is an attorney for a Silicon Valley venture capital firm. When he’s asked to take a client to the infamous Dinner Club, he finds himself unexpectedly turned on by the atmosphere and especially by his server, Remy. He senses there’s more to the sexy young man than meets the eye. The paradox fascinates him, and he can’t get enough of Remy.

Their relationship quickly extends beyond the club and sex. But the trust and affection they’ve worked to achieve may crumble when Jeremy discovers Brice’s VC firm is the one that pulled the plug on PharmaTek—and Jeremy’s research grant.


Excerpt

“Everyone, this is Jeremy.” Thomas introduced him to the other guys who would be working as serving boys at the Dinner Club that night, including one Jeremy recognized from the gym.



“Hi, Jeremy,” they said in chorus.



One slim blond guy with long bangs came up and gave him a not-very-subtle once-over and, before Jeremy could stop him, pulled his shirt out of his jeans far enough to get a good look at Jeremy’s abs. “Very nice.”



“Just chill, Kit.” Another guy shook his head and tugged Kit away. “You’ll scare him off before dinner even starts.”



Jeremy wasn’t thrilled with the grabby hands and hoped his client—whoever it might be—wouldn’t take liberties the way his fellow serving boys did.



“Let me give you tonight’s assignments.” Thomas spoke up to get their attention over the ensuing chatter. Jeremy was glad since he noticed some of it was speculation about him.



“Please let me have Mr. Gray.” Kit sashayed up to Thomas and tried to pull the clipboard out of his hand. The same law-abiding guy pulled him back.



“Sorry, Kit. You’ve got Mr. Yellow.”



“Oh, not so bad. I didn’t know he was coming tonight.” Kit grinned. “Or at least he will be,” he added in a singsong that had the others laughing.



“We’ve one new client, Mr. Green.”



“Let me have him!” It was another guy.



“Sorry, Rand, I think you’re a bit too much for him. I can’t have any of you scaring him off either. I think Jeremy will serve Mr. Green.” Thomas nodded at Jeremy. “He seems a little shy, so maybe you two will be a good match.”



“Okay.” Jeremy wasn’t sure if he’d been insulted or given an easy task. So far no one here seemed shy. But he needed to learn the ropes and figure out precisely what was expected of him as a serving boy.



Thomas gave out the rest of the assignments. Each client had a color-coded name, reminding Jeremy of the Tarantino film Reservoir Dogs. He hoped like hell tonight wouldn’t end up the same way, with everyone dead or wishing they were.



Once Thomas left, one of the guys came up to Jeremy. “I’m Rand. Been here the longest, so I’ll walk you through your duties. And if you’re not sure what to do, just ask me.”



“Okay.”



“First here’s your costume.” Rand handed Jeremy a box. “Open it up.”



Jeremy opened up the flaps and pulled out the flimsy pieces. Some thin filmy fabric, gold cord and not much else. “This is a costume?”



“Yeah. Every dinner has a theme. We’re Greek slave boys tonight. Tonight’s dinner has six courses, and there are six items in each costume. You take one off after you serve each course.”



Jeremy swallowed. Well, Thomas had told him he’d be taking his clothes off. He hadn’t realized quite how this would work, but it seemed easy enough. “That’s it?”



“You let your gentleman choose which piece you remove.”



“Then I take it off, right?”



“Yeah. Or if you let the gentleman do it, you get paid more.”



“Just taking clothes off? No one’s going to put their hands on me or request a lap dance or expect me to suck them off?”



Kit giggled in the background. “Only if you want to, pecan pie. And you may want to.”



Rand shook his head. “You only do what you want. If your guy asks for something, you can say no. You aren’t allowed to offer anything, or we can get in trouble for soliciting sex. There’s a menu—coded of course—and the gentlemen can ‘order’ something extra. You just let yours know which menu items are available.”





About the Author

EM at GRL book signingEM Lynley writes gay erotic romance. She loves books where the hero gets the guy and the loving is 11 on a scale of 10. A Rainbow Award winner and EPIC finalist, EM has worked in high finance, high tech, and in the wine industry, though she’d rather be writing hot, romantic man-on-man action. She spent 10 years as an economist and financial analyst, including a year as a White House Staff Economist, but only because all the intern positions were filled. Tired of boring herself and others with dry business reports and articles, her creative muse is back and naughtier than ever. She has lived and worked in London, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., but the San Francisco Bay Area is home for now.



She is the author of Sex, Lies & Wedding Bells, the Precious Gems series from Dreamspinner Press, and the Rewriting History series starring a sexy jewel thief, among others.


Visit her online WebsiteBlogFree ReadsFacebookTwitterNewsletter Pinterest

Email: em@emlynley.com


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Sun, Sand, Sex, Christmas on Taha'a -- New Release!


A Christmas Bonus

Holiday Novella by EM Lynley

FREE with Kindle Unlimited

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Under the Polynesian sun, business turns to pleasure. This is one Christmas Bonus you deserve to give yourself this year.

I’m thrilled to announce the release of the brand new 2nd edition of A Christmas Bonus (35k novella)


 

What happens when business turns pleasurable?

Alec Compton’s dream job at a Wall Street investment firm is on the line if he can’t close a make-or-break takeover deal by the end of the year.

The buyer is none other than world-renowned billionaire and corporate raider Brant Linton, recently named one of the hottest and most eligible gay businessmen. Electricity crackles at their first meeting, and Alec’s thoughts drift far from business, despite his distaste for Brant’s business practices.

When Brant takes off early to spend Christmas with his sister’s family on the exclusive French Polynesian island of Taha’a, Alec has no choice but to follow if he wants to get Brant to sign on the dotted line. But Brant’s sister has forbidden him from conducting business during the holidays and Alec must masquerade as Brant’s boyfriend lest she find out what they’re really up to.

Then business turns into pleasure, but neither Brant nor Alec know whether the other is there for the deal, or for something more personal, in EM Lynley’s sizzling holiday novella A CHRISTMAS BONUS.

Just in time for the holidays. Whether you’re enduring yet another snowstorm or subzero temps, or whether you spend the holidays in the balmy Southern hemisphere, you won’t have another Christmas like this.

I’m trying something new this time around, and this novella is only available from Amazon and can be borrowed through Kindle Unlimited.

The second edition includes an additional 5000 words from the 2010 first edition.

Grab your copy today!



About the Author

EM at GRL book signingEM Lynley writes gay erotic romance. She loves books where the hero gets the guy and the loving is 11 on a scale of 10. A Rainbow Award winner and EPIC finalist, EM has worked in high finance, high tech, and in the wine industry, though she’d rather be writing hot, romantic man-on-man action. She spent 10 years as an economist and financial analyst, including a year as a White House Staff Economist, but only because all the intern positions were filled. Tired of boring herself and others with dry business reports and articles, her creative muse is back and naughtier than ever. She has lived and worked in London, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., but the San Francisco Bay Area is home for now.


She is the author of Sex, Lies & Wedding Bells, the Precious Gems series from Dreamspinner Press, and the Rewriting History series starring a sexy jewel thief, among others.


Visit her online WebsiteBlogFree ReadsFacebookTwitter – 

 Newsletter Pinterest

Email: em@emlynley.com

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Winding Down 2014

Elizabeth Black writes in a wide variety of genres including erotica, erotic romance, and dark fiction. She lives on the Massachusetts coast with her husband, son, and four cats. Visit her web site, her Facebook page, and her Amazon Author Page.

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I love this time of year. It's a time for baking, putting up the tree, getting out the menorah, and playing holiday music on the radio. I haven't been writing much but I have taken an assessment of my year. All in all, it was a good one.

It's good to take a yearly assessment to see if you reached your goals, or achieved ones you hadn't planned on. As my readers know, I write both erotic romances and dark fiction. I either published or saw accepted six short stories this year – three romances and three dark ones. I also succeeded in getting my first short story accepted by Cleis Press. I've been trying to get into Cleis for years, and I finally succeeded. Here's a list:

Dreadful Dissonance – dark fiction
Asphodel – dark fiction
Infection – dark fiction
Longing – erotic romance
Sleep Well, My Love – erotic m/m romance
Like A Breath Of Ocean Blue – erotic lesbian romance

Three of my novels are currently sitting at either publishers or agents waiting for an acceptance. Two are erotic romances and one is a family saga/thriller.

I didn't get into all the anthologies I had wanted to get into, but I'm satisfied with how I did. My goals for 2015 are to get at least six short stories published (either horror or romance, doesn't matter as long as I have a minimum of six), find a home for those novels, do more radio shows, and self-publish my new book of erotic fairy tales. That list doesn't sound like much, but it's actually more than enough.


So that was my 2014. Many publishers are closed for submissions for the season, and I'm taking full advantage. There are a couple of anthology calls due by the end of January so I'll try to whip us something for them. Look for more fiction from me in 2015. Happy holidays!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Holidays

Thanksgiving has ended for another year. Before the Thanksgiving week, most businesses already had Christmas trees and other decorations filling their stores. I do love Christmas, but I don’t feel we should start the holiday this early.
It seems Halloween had just passed when communities were already decorating the posts on the main streets of town with lighted angels and other brightly lit ornaments. In my opinion, I would like holidays separated so we can enjoy one at a time.
Maybe it’s the store owners that are pushing the holidays forward to sell more products. If so, they should take stock and realize how the person feels that are buying those products.
Recently, I walked through a store and stood in line to pay for my purchases. Two women ahead of me were talking about how early everything was put out for Christmas. They must have felt like I did wanting to enjoy each holiday instead of jumping into the next one too soon.
My question to anyone reading this post. Do you enjoy every holiday overlapping the next one, or would you rather have each one separated so they could be celebrated one at a time?
Now for a little promoting. My next book will be wrapped up soon. The tentative title is Demons Outlaw Gang and should be out next month. My book is self-published and will be available at Amazon.com Kindle Books, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords.  Smashwords distributes to Apple, iTunes, Kobo to name a few. So keep Demons Outlaw Gang in mind and watch for its release.





Friday, November 21, 2014

Title contest for new collection

It’s official, I have signed a contract with Desert Palm Publishing to publish my newest collection of lesbian erotica. Now I need your help. I have to come up with a title. I’ve got ideas but nothing that has really excited me so I’m turning to you for inspiration. There’s only one guideline. The title has to use my last name in it (Wylde) That’s it. Simple right?

Women Gone Wylde was the title of my first collection and I want to continue the trend by using my name. Here’s the contest details and a list of what the winner gets.

Starting today, November 21st and running through December 15th at midnight Eastern time, I am accepting submissions for title ideas for my newest lesbian erotica collection to be published in May of 2015 by DPP.
You must use the word Wylde somewhere in the title. Send me your ideas, as many as you would like, and I’ll announce the winner after the deadline in December has ended. Email your suggestions to b.wylde@yahoo.com and feel free to spread the word about the contest to anyone you think might be interested.

The winner gets an autographed advanced copy of the book, plus a dedication inside for picking the winning title, and a $20 Amazon gift certificate.

Send me those ideas!!!! I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with. Be sure to include your email so I can notify the winner and get your information for the dedication, gift certificate and advanced signed copy.
Beth
http://www.bethwylde.com