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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Anyone out there

I’m a little late in posting a blog. I’ve had the flu and didn’t feel up to writing anything. Today, I feel better and thought I’d post something.  Lately, I’ve noticed there haven’t been any comments making me wonder if anyone out there is reading the blogs. I’d sure love to hear one way or another if anyone is interested in hearing what’s happening in my life as well as the few authors that continue to post blogs on MSA.
For the past year, I’ve been self-publishing my work and it’s a slow process, but I am making some royalties. Last week I started a new ménage called End of the Line, but had to take a few days off because of the flu.   My story originates in New Orleans and my main character winds up in North Dakota accepting a job offer.
The story will have many twists and turns as Cassidy begins teaching in North Dakota. While on her way to her job one morning, an unexpected storm develops and the weather creates a life threatening happening for many of the motorists caught in a blizzard on their commute.
Cassidy’s salvation comes when two handsome strangers rescues her in the nick of time. What develops between them is a sensual union you won’t want to miss.
That’s about it for my blog today. If anyone has any comments, feel free to post them.


Monday, August 3, 2015

Preordering e-books.

I believe it’s getting harder to sell books. The competition is fierce on the different sites. There are so many authors competing for a sale on Amazon, Are, Barnes and Noble and the many other sites. Even promoting doesn’t guarantee many sales.

Smashwords sent an e-mail to me requesting that I put my next book up on preorder to increase sales. They said that I should upload the story ten days before release date. I’ve never tried this before, but the way they talked, it works.  

What I like about Smashwords is they distribute the book to so many sites without me having to do it. All I have to do is upload one error free copy of my book, a cover, blurb and excerpt and they do the rest.

I’ll find out after the ten day period is up if this works out. If it’s successful, I’ll be using their method from now on.

How many have heard of placing their books up for preorder? I’m not sure if Amazon or any of the other sites do this. They’ve never let me know like Smashwords did a month ago.

This is the latest book I've written and placed on preorder. The books is called Stranded in Paradise. I’m placing a blurb and excerpt along with the cover. The book is a romance, erotica, fiction filled with suspense.

Stranded in Paradise


Nick Torrez and his three friends are thrown overboard while on his fishing boat. He doesn’t have any idea what’s happened to his friends, but he winds up on a small island with two beautiful women taking care of him once he reaches land.  The two women meet all his needs in more ways than one. Nick isn’t sure he wants to be rescued as his thoughts continually return to his dark skinned beauties.


Off to the east, Nick caught a glimpse of what he thought looked green. Maybe he was hallucinating from the heat with nothing to eat or drink for the last few days.
This was the direction the birds flew, so he kept on rowing until he felt his arms ready to give out.  The aches and pains didn’t stop him in trying to reach his destination.
As he drew closer, he did see trees and greenery. It looked as if he had finally found a safe haven. But maybe it wasn’t a safe haven. His mind felt jumbled as he saw what looked like an island with a small beach of white sand.
Nick couldn’t move his arms any longer and slumped down into the bottom of the boat hoping the waves washed him ashore. He felt his mind going blank as a darkness swept over him.

Awakening, he felt a cold cloth wiping his face and someone holding something to his lips for him to drink. He drank greedily, but whoever was holding the soothing water, pulled back to let him know to take his time.
Nick glanced up to see two young native women hovering over him. They had dark skin with dark hair trailing down their backs. Both had on skimpy clothing showing a tantalizing view of their dark skinned beauty and shapely figures. He silently wondered if he had died out in the ocean and gone to heaven, but the image of the women persisted and he realized he had made it to land.
Right then the two looked so beautiful. Nick’s addled thoughts rambled believing he had never seen such beauty before, but maybe his eyes were playing tricks on him.
Maybe he thought they were beautiful because they were saving him. Either way he didn’t care. He had someone to take care of him in his time of need and they were beautiful to him.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

I’m posting a little early. Instead of the third, I’ll post today since I have plans for the Fourth of July weekend.

Allromanceebooks is setting up a new site for readers to use tablets or mobile phones to download e-books.  I’m posting the information below for anyone interested in checking out the new venue at allromanceebooks.

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The mobile site offers customers the ability to view featured books, best sellers, deals, trending titles, and an array of recommended reads based on each buyers individual purchasing history. Readers can search using a combination of category, title, author, publisher, series name, and tags. Search results can then be further sorted by bestselling, top rated, recently added, length, title, heat level, price, and discounts.

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I’m also spreading my wings and trying a historical romance set just after the Civil war. It should be out in a couple of months. I’m still deciding on a title and will post it later.

Mary Suzanne
Alien Children
Contemporary, Erotic, Romance, Suspense, Science Fiction, Paranormal
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 Here’s a blurb from my latest Alien Children.
Alien Children
Kacy Jergens abduction in her youth shuts her memory down to not remembering the alien encounter. Haunting thoughts fill her mind but the experience eludes her. When she meets Rafe Johanson and their relationship becomes steamy, she slowly remembers the abduction. While on a romantic weekend at a cabin with Rafe, the space craft returns and takes her captive again. She discovers the aliens want to use her to procreate with their species and develop a human/alien child.


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

"This book was delicious!" Dirty Dining -- #mmromance @dreamspinners

5 stars: THIS BOOK WAS DELICIOUS!! Beginning to end, I adored the heck out of the absolutely sexy, filthy, fun kinky book. -- V. Rundell (full review)




Jeremy’s lab work kept him so busy he didn’t have time to think about Brice during the days. But at night it was a different matter. Even though Brice had made it clear he thought of Jeremy as more than an object to display, he still couldn’t wipe away the unexpected sense of humiliation when Brice spun him around to show him off to the other men. It gnawed at him, day and night.
But the loneliness each night as Jeremy wondered what Brice was doing served as a powerful reminder that the emotional attachment he’d developed hadn’t changed as a result of Brice’s single moment of insensitivity. Nothing would keep him from keeping their Saturday date. He dressed with particular care to his appearance and headed for the city.
He’d been to the Java Café before, but he’d forgotten how bad the delays on the N-Judah line were, and the longer the ride took, the worse his stomach knotted. Finally, he arrived and glanced in the window, knowing how much it would hurt if Brice wasn’t there. The clock on the wall told him he was ten minutes late. The coffee shop buzzed with activity. People who had just been to the beach had the rosy-red glow from the brisk salty breezes that washed over Ocean Beach in the afternoon.
His gaze went from table to table. Then his heart trembled when he spotted Brice in the far corner. A nearly empty glass of tea sat in front of him. He wore a tan zip-up jacket, and he had the fresh windswept look, chestnut hair mussed. It was the look of someone who would be right at home at the helm of a sailboat skimming across the waves, heading out to sea under the Golden Gate Bridge.
Brice had come. He really wanted Jeremy, wanted something besides what they had at the club. Excitement made him race inside, and the look of joy on Brice’s face as he spotted Jeremy, meant he’d made the right decision.
Brice stood and pulled Jeremy to him and planted a definitive kiss on his lips. It stayed tame, but no one in the place could doubt Brice’s feelings. Certainly not Jeremy. He let himself be swept up in the moment.
When they separated, Jeremy noticed the creases around Brice’s bloodshot eyes, mostly from the same sleeplessness plaguing Jeremy.
“I didn’t think you’d—” they both began, then self-consciously stopped and sat down.
Jeremy didn’t want to rehash their last meeting. Instead, he said, “You promised me a romantic walk on the beach and a beautiful sunset.”
Obvious relief flooded Brice’s face. “If the clouds cooperate. But I can’t guarantee the sunset won’t be more than a red glow.”
“I won’t hold the weather against you.” Heavy fog typified this westernmost part of San Francisco. Even in the summer, there were days the locals never saw the sun.
“Let’s go.” Brice stood and put some cash on the table before threading his arm around Jeremy’s.
They crossed the street, heading into the strong breeze coming off the ocean. Little billows of sand blew across the Great Highway as they made their way to the beach. It was a lovely day, or at least it was to Jeremy. They strolled hand in hand, Brice stopping practically every ten feet to kiss him. On Jeremy’s romance scale of one to ten, it hit eleven.
Kids flying kites raced past, and a few windsurfers in wetsuits braved the elements for the last waves of the day. When they reached the end of the beach near the zoo, Jeremy didn’t want to start back. He was too happy here and now.
Streaks of pink, orange, and red spilled across the sky as they made their way along the beach. The families and surfers had left, replaced by others strolling and enjoying the evening spectacle in the sky. Soon the evening fog would take over again, but for now it was clear and beautiful.
“You’re cold.” Brice stopped walking and pulled his jacket off.
“I’m fine.” Jeremy hadn’t even noticed the wind had picked up until now. He was wearing a long-sleeved shirt, but it wasn’t particularly warm. He dug in his messenger bag for a jacket and found only a dark blue Cal sweatshirt.
“You’re shivering. That’s not enough. The jacket’s warmer.” Brice took the sweatshirt and tugged the bag off Jeremy’s shoulder. Then he helped him into the tan jacket. It had a thin lining of something incredibly warm. The fabric was smooth and felt wonderful. Like all of Brice’s clothes, it was high quality and probably cost what Jeremy earned in a week.
“Thanks. What about you?”
Brice pulled the sweatshirt over his head. Jeremy reached up to draw hair out of Brice’s eyes, and Brice grabbed his hand and brought it to his mouth for a sweet kiss. “I’m perfect. That jacket looks good on you.”
“Really?” Jeremy had never paid much attention to his own clothes. Not many grad students did, especially in the sciences. It had never been an issue before. Now he was suddenly conscious of how much separated his life from Brice’s.
“Yeah. Now let’s get moving. I’m famished.” Brice took hold of Jeremy’s hand and tugged him along as they broke into a slow jog. With the wind whipping across his face and the sand soft beneath his feet, he found the sprint exhilarating. His heart was pounding, and he was a little winded when Brice slowed down. “It’s a block from the beach. Let’s cross.”
“Good. Now I’m starving too.” Jeremy’s words came out between short breaths.
“God, you sound so damn sexy when you’re breathless. Gives me chills.”
“I told you not to give me your jacket.”
“That’s not the kind of chills I meant.” Brice put an arm around Jeremy’s waist as they waited to cross the Great Highway. When the light changed, Jeremy pulled Brice into a run, even though they had plenty of time to cross the six lanes.


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.

About EM Lynley

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. 

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Win a real precious gem in the 24-Karat Conspiracy giveaway #mmromance @dreamspinners

24-Karat Conspiracy is here!

five stars "Lynley captures her men’s excitement, vulnerability and fear …[her] character and relationship building is brilliant." —Inked Rainbow Reviews


24-Karat Conspiracy is Book 4 in the Precious Gems Series, but I’ve been planning this book since I wrote Italian Ice in 2011. This installment in the series is truly Reed’s story. You’ll learn things about him I’ve had to keep under my hat for ages, and I’m thrilled and relieved to be able to share them with you now.


“You remember that plane crash in Turkey at the end of last month? With Shelton Matthews on board?”

Reed gave Tom his full attention now. “Sure.”

“What hasn’t been in the papers is that the cargo consisted of a few things that used to be on display in the Iraq National Museum.”

“You’re fucking kidding me. After this many years?”

“We didn’t get that juicy tidbit from Interpol until last week. We’ve got surveillance on Matthews’ home in upstate New York, and I’ve got two guys from the New York field office scheduled to go in as insurance appraisers, but they don’t have your expertise.”

This could be the case of a lifetime. Tens of thousands of objects were still unaccounted for after the looting of the museum during the US invasion back in 2003. Then again, Matthews might only have amassed a pile of junk from Saddam’s vulgar palace. They wouldn’t know until they did a thorough search.

Reed waited too long to reply.

“The items in the plane crash included two solid gold Babylonian goblets. Part of a set of six. I’d like you on the team to find the other four.”

“You think Matthews has them?” Reed’s belly tingled with excitement. The expanding frown on Trent’s face meant he’d noticed. Reed moved out of Trent’s range of vision.

“If not, he’s been looking for them. He’s not the sort to leave a set incomplete.”

Reed shifted his weight from foot to foot. “Hell yeah. I’m on my way in.” He turned and spotted Trent holding his mother’s evening wrap. His gut twisted again as Trent glanced over. “Hang on a couple of minutes, okay?”

Reed stepped back into the living room. “It’s White, my boss. There’s a case he needs me for….”

“A holiday-related crime?” Trent asked, with just enough acid that Reed felt it like he’d been burned.

Laura wrung her hands and turned a worried gaze to Reed. “Oh, Reed, please be careful. I’m going to worry about you the whole time. I don’t think I can go to dinner if you’re about to do something dangerous.” She turned to Trent. “Let’s change the plans for another night.” She grasped at Reed’s arm, the tight grip telegraphing concern.

Reed hadn’t expected that reaction from her. The fear in her eyes cut through him like a rusty blade, far more painfully than Trent’s anger. He’d expected to disappoint her, but even that felt wrong right now. He was touched by her concern.

“Tom, can you manage without me? We’ve got plans, and unless it’s absolutely necessary….”

“Do I have the right number?” White asked, though his chuckle had lost its earlier mirth.

“Yeah. But, is there any way this can wait a few days?” Reed couldn’t believe the words had come out of his mouth.


Reed guessed they had. “Yeah. Till after Christmas? Don’t insurance companies get Christmas off?”

It was White’s turn for a long pause. Reed was tempted to recant, but White spoke before he had the chance. “Yes. That’ll be fine. Come in on the twenty-sixth, and you should be back the following day. Will that suit?”

“Yeah. The twenty-sixth works better.”

“I’ll e-mail you the travel arrangements, and we can do the briefing on the plane.”

“Thanks. And Merry Christmas.”

He smiled down at Laura, who looked relieved; then he took the wrap from Trent and helped Laura into it.

Trent came up behind Reed, whispered “I love you” into his ear, and slipped a hand around his waist in a quick embrace.

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Love is the only gold

Former Ranger turned FBI agent Reed Acton faces his biggest challenge yet: a Christmas visit from partner Trent Copeland’s parents. He’s less equipped to handle hugs and holidays than the Taliban or international art thieves. When he’s assigned to track down a set of gold Babylonian artifacts looted from the Iraqi National Museum after the fall of Baghdad, things start to look up.

This time, Trent’s part of the mission, which takes them to exotic Istanbul. The crowded streets and labyrinthine markets fascinate Trent, but soon murder is on their trail. The investigation continues as Reed goes undercover at a US Army base, with Trent masquerading as his spouse. Surprisingly, fastidious and ever-fashionable Trent fits into base life right away and soon takes one of the suspects’ wives under his wing when domestic abuse rears its head.

Their faux marriage leads Reed to appreciate Trent in ways he never expected, strengthening their bond—until Reed has to confront the worst demons from his past: his relationship with his estranged family.

You can (pre)order this book at Amazon, Dreamspinner Press and All Romance

Read an extended excerpt at my website.

Please check out the rest of the Precious Gems Series at Amazon, Dreamspinner, All Romance, or your favorite bookseller.

About EM Lynley

EM at GRL book signing3EM Lynley writes gay romance with a touch of mystery and suspense. 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 ReadsFacebookTwitterNewsletterPinterest

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Audio Books

My new release is an audio narrated from my e-book Just Not Into Me. The audio is now on the market for sale through iTuines.com, Amazon.com and Audible.com.

Bayer Kane is narrating the audio and he does a tremendous job putting just the right inflections into the scenes taking place in the story. Romance Divine LLC is the publisher contracting the e-book audio for publication.

Below I’ve placed a short description of Just Not Into Me and a copy of the cover.  I have thirteen other audios for sale at the three sites and am hoping this one will sell as well.

Does anyone reading this have any e-books that were narrated into audio and are for sale on the different sites? Is so, how are the sales doing compared to the e-book?

Click on the link below cover for a sample listen to Just Not Into Me.

Now Available. 


Written by Mary Suzanne

Narrated by Bayer Kane

A Romance Divine LLC Audio Book Production

Available at Amazon.com, Audible.com and iTunes

Case O’Brien wanted nothing more than a relationship, someone to care about – and someone to care about him. Could colleague Rob Nelson be that special someone? Were their Master/slave games only that – games? Or will this turn out to be the real thing? Case needs to find out if Rob is the one, or if he is Just Not Into Me.


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Sunday, May 3, 2015


I’m going in a new direction in my writing. In the last few months I’ve tried to find out what the market is for BDSM either male or female involved in the scenario. The first book I self-published was Chain’s & Leather Equal Pleasure which included males as my characters.
The second title is Punish Me also a BDSM includes hetero and females as my characters. I’m waiting to see how this book is accepted on the market.
My first book Chain’s & Leather Equal Pleasure has begun to sell after only a few weeks on the different sites. I’m hoping I get the same results for the second book (Punish Me) published a few days ago.
This is a new step for me, but I’m going to continue to write this scenario and see how it plays out; sales or popularity for this genre.
I’m including a blurb, cover and where to purchase the above titles in my blog. Do you believe there’s a market for BDSM or is it a passing phase?

Mary Suzanne
Gay, Erotic, Contemporary, BDSM, Male/Male, Romance
Amazon.com Kindle Books

Aiden Sinclair wins an art scholarship to a prestigious college in Chicago. He is gay and needs space away from his small hometown where all eyes usually watch his every move. His traits of bondage and discipline wouldn’t have been accepted by his straight laced friends. The chance to spread his wings was offered to him and he gladly accepted a new way of life so that he didn’t have to hide his gay sexuality.

Mary Suzanne
BDSM, Erotica, Romance, Lesbian, Hetero
Amazon.com Kindle Books


Jamie found the world of BDSM to her liking. Her friend Josie hosted parties once a week introducing Jamie and Rob to the delight of punishment by using leather straps or belts to enhance sexual gratification in the bedroom afterwards. Jamie finds Rob cheating on her and moves in with Josie changing her romantic scenario to a new direction and partner.