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It goes without saying, I would guess, that this website is not safe for work and should only be viewed by adults.

I’ve put a lot of effort into making sure that there are no explicit images on the front page of this blog unless they are beneath a cut, but as soon as you follow any links from here you are nearly guaranteed to find sexually explicit content.

What’s more, even on this page there are likely to be images (non-explicit but inappropriate for work), naughty text and sex stories. That is, after all, what you came here for, right? 🙂

 

(This was originally posted on Dec. 19, 2012 but I regularly edit the published on date to keep it stuck to the top of the page)

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December 0.99 Sale!

That picture right there? That shows all the Pen and Kink titles that Kobo has chosen to include in their December sale. As you can see, I wrote one of them and edited two more, so I’m pretty excited!

Now, in theory this sale is in the US only, but when I looked at the Canadian version of Kobo I saw the discounted price. So it’s possible that everyone can benefit from this $0.99 sale and Kobo is only promoting it in the US.

Either way, if you have been curious about any of these titles and you use Kobo, this is the perfect chance to check them out. If I may be so selfish as to highlight the books I wrote or edited…

The Longest Night is the second story in my ‘Prairie Magic’ series, and happens to be the one with a Christmas theme, which makes it a great read for this season.

In The Longest Night Mary (a newbie witch) and Cairn (the incubus she accidentally summoned from Limbo) are going to be celebrating their first Christmas together.

This one is heavy on the heat and a bit light on plot. It was meant to be mostly a steamy holiday read that will bridge the space between the first book in the series, Circles Within Circles, and the third which I’m currently writing and doesn’t have a title. But it stands alone and is, I’m told by people who haven’t read the first, a great bit of heat for a cold winter evening.

Rough Edges is the first anthology I did for Pen and Kink. It’s all about cowboys (and girls) and though most of the stories land on the steamier side of the romance and erotica spectrum, they are definitely not light on plot.

Finally, Magic Spark is first book in the Enchanted trilogy and it features a story each from three very talented romance writers — Sara Dobie Bauer, Em Shotwell and Wendy Sparrow. If you’re interested in a taste of magical romance and want to sample three very different flavours, this could be the book for you.

Check ’em out. Each title is linked to its Kobo page. Enjoy!

The sale ends at midnight on December 17th 🙂

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NaNoWriMo 2018 — Mission Accomplished

Whoot whoot!

I’m excited to announce that I completed NaNoWriMo!

I crossed the finish line last night with 50,142 words. Yay!

The story, Prairie Magic #3 (no title yet) is far from finished, however, so I’m still going to have to keep chugging along there. I feel like it’s beginning to come together though, so that”s a nice feeling. Hopefully it will continue LOL

When I am doing NaNoWriMo I don’t delete anything. Like, nothing. If I write a paragraph and then decide I hate it, I don’t delete it. Instead, I just hit enter a few times to shove it down to the bottom of my manuscript and then keep writing. So as a result the bottom of my manuscripts look something like this:

Cairn nodded. “Dragons are real enough. But I haven’t heard of any around this part of the world.”

, clearly dodging the question. “What can I get for you?”

around and around her neck, mouth and nose. She tugged her mittens on and gave a cheery wave. “Good afternoon then. I hope you’re

SOMETHINGED away to a handful of words and then

to ‘One. She was quite

“It might have been the fever,” Mrs. NAME was saying, and Mary knew

Whee!

It’s a huge mess. But the fun part is that as soon as I cross the finish line I just select all that crap at the bottom and delete it.

This year when I did that my NaNo novel went from 50,142 words long to 37, 935 words long.

I threw out just over 12,000 words because I’d changed my mind about them LOL

That makes my ‘My Book Progress’ chart look like this:

Prairie Magic #3
Phase:Exploratory Draft
Due:2 weeks
75.9%

That little dip down amuses me 🙂 Hopefully I will have recovered those words soon enough.

My goal is to have the first draft of this story done before the new year. That will be tricky because I have another looming writing deadline… but NaNoWriMo is tricky and I pulled that off, so maybe?

*fingers crossed*

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INKomplete is no longer… incomplete, that is…

INKomplete is no longer… incomplete, that is.

There is definitely a more elegant way to make that joke but… well, my defense is that I’m not appropriately caffeinated yet 😉

But I am super excited! I’ve been talking about this books off and on for a long time now, most recently as I shared excerpts from the last three volumes, but now they are here. All four of them are out in the world and ready to be devoured.

These books span several different stages of life, have varying degrees of kink but all offer a real love story, a HEA and a fair bit of heat. I love them. I’m proud to have edited and published them, and I hope they find homes on a lot of bookshelves. Including yours!

Free — iBooks | Kobo | Instafreebie

$0.99 — Amazon (US) (CA) (UK

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Review of INKapable:

“I loved how deeply complicated Joe was. Her character wasn’t a traditional or straight-forward one. She had many layers – some of them not at all pretty – and while not easy to read or relate to at times, it made this whole story really different for me and it certainly stretched my boundaries. I also really enjoyed how Nathan was nothing like what Joe assumed him to be. Watching him prove to her, over and over again, that he could satisfy her unlike any of her other hook ups was delicious. There’s a fair bit of kink in the story that should definitely satisfy readers who like some heat and spice to their story.

A different and very interesting read, this was a great story.”

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Review of INKurable:

“Hard but realistic description lived from inside that can live a young woman who has just discovered that she has breast cancer. This includes her fear of the disease, the reactions of her friends, her future whether or not she will have her old lover whom she finds 10 years later. The story is exciting, touching, but never tiresome or boring, with always, in this series, a small part of BDSM.
I really like this author and her ability to tell me a story with delicate situations that she transforms, that she improves to arrive at a happy ending by a tortuous path.”

Magali

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Review of INKonsolable:

“I thought this was an intensely emotional, complicated story about two people trying to find their way together after both suffering deep grief and loss. While there are a bit of sexy shenanigans the emotional aspect of this story is very strong and readers looking for a mainly kinky, erotic read mightn’t find what they’re seeking here. But with a rich cast of characters and an author not afraid to tackle the harder elements of real life, I feel this story is well worth picking up.”

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Sneak Peek of INKonsolable

Last week I posted some sneak peeks at the books from the INKomplete series by Mara Malins. Today I’m going to conclude my ‘sneak peek series’ with an excerpt from the final book in the series — INKonsolable.

INKonsolable is Blakey’s story. Blakey is the gruff ole teddy bear patriarch of the tattoo studio. He’s already had his love story, but the love of his life died five years before this story started. Can he find love and happiness again, or is that chapter of his life done forever?

Mara blogged about this for the Pen and Kink blog and you can read it here.

Or keep scrolling to read an excerpt from the book 🙂

It’s been five years since Blakey’s beautiful wife Elizabeth died and his grief is just as sharp today as it was back then. But now he’s desperately lonely too. As he becomes closer to his friend Aisleyne, Blakey fights it with everything he has. How could he even think about moving on? No, friendship is all he has to offer. That will have to be enough.

In this excerpt Blakey is at Indecency, a kinky club that the staff at the tattoo studio frequent every Friday. Only this Friday isn’t just any Friday, this Friday is the five year anniversary of Blakey’s wife’s death…

Over the heads of the dancing crowd, Blakey saw Aisleyne over by the bar. She was sipping a whiskey and water, surveying the room over the rim of the glass. In her early forties, she could still pass for a woman in her thirties. Her figure was as lithe and dancer-like as it’d probably been ten years ago. She was dressed in a pair of fitted jeans and a sheer blouse—so sheer that he could see her lacy black bra beneath. The sight made his mouth dry.

Matt followed the direction of his gaze. “Aren’t you going to go and talk to her?”

“Maybe later.” For some reason, the thought of going over to talk to her like he usually did made him anxious. Even through the flashing lights of the club, she looked lovely. Her long dark hair had been brushed into a midnight shimmer and it hung down to her slim waist. She was tapping the pointed toe of her boot in time to the thumping music.

Matt’s brow furrowed. “You always go and talk to her. What’s different?”

“Nothing,” Blakey answered, not entirely truthfully. Lately, he’d felt acutely aware that he was stealing Aisleyne’s time when he had nothing to offer in return. A fat, unfit widower was hardly a catch, and even if it was, he wasn’t ready to be on the hook. He wasn’t sure he ever would be. He didn’t want another woman, even one as lovely as Ais; he wanted Elizabeth. Nobody else would do and leading her on just didn’t seem fair. Ais was a good woman, she didn’t deserve it.

Not that she was interested in anything other friendship, he thought, his eyes returning to where she was standing.

Their two times together had been as impersonal for her as they had for him. No names had been uttered, no endearments voiced. In fact, he suspected she’d been thinking of someone else—she certainly wouldn’t meet his eyes as he thrust inside her. He didn’t mind; they weren’t kids anymore. They understood that sex didn’t always lead to weddings and babies. She could take whatever she needed from him.

Matt was studying Blakey’s face again. “Something’s going on with you today. What is it, Blakey?”

Emily, obviously sensing that Blakey wouldn’t open up whilst she was at the table, grabbed her coke and headed towards Phee, Nathan, Joe, and Pete, who were all dancing. Blakey watched her go, trying to form the correct words in his head. He opened his mouth to answer but he faltered when he caught Aisleyne’s gaze. As soon as their eyes locked, she smiled. It was an intimate smile, as if they were the only two people in the room. He knew that smile; are we on tonight? It asked.

His stomach gave a sour flip. She waved at him and he tipped his glass at her in greeting… but then he turned his back on her.

 

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Sneak Peek of INKurable

Yesterday I blogged a bit about the second book in the INKomplete Series. Today I am excited to talk about the third. INKurable.

I won’t lie. I wasn’t always super pumped about this book. When Mara first told me about it I was like, “Uh… you want to write a romance about a woman with breast cancer?” Even while understanding that being sick didn’t mean one couldn’t have a romantic life I still had some reservations about the concept. I mean, cancer is heavy shit, man. And romance is supposed to be an escape. But then… maybe the character needed an escape too and… “Ah, what the hell?” I thought. I’d give the story a shot.

I’m so glad I did. This book is awesome. Mara is very deliberate in the way she addresses the cancer (More about that here in this blog post she wrote called, “The Hardest Story I’ve Ever Written“), the romance was the journey you would hope for and the characters are great. In fact, Pete is my favourite of all the love interests.

Phee has breast cancer. But as heart-breaking as it is, she’s determined to be strong so her friends don’t worry. They’re a family so if she hurts, they hurt, and she can’t allow that. But when lines start to blur between her and her handsome surgeon, trying to hold everything together suddenly feels like the real fight.

Dun dun dun!

Check out this excerpt of an encounter between Phee and Pete:

Surprised, Phee turned to him. A dull heat burned through her body at his words, focusing on the point between her legs. Those words, coming from her surgeon’s mouth… well, it was arousing. She took another sip of champagne to hide her reaction. “Spider gags? Posture collars? You sound like you’ve been researching, Dr. Witheford.”

He laughed. It was a throaty, masculine sound that reverberated deep in his chest. She automatically smiled in response. “Naturally. I needed to know what I was getting myself into when I agreed to meet you.”

“And what’s your verdict?”

He met her eyes evenly, his own dark with promise. “Nothing I can’t handle.”

She blinked, surprised. “Why would you want to?”

“After what I saw? Why would I not want to?”

She couldn’t take the heat in his eyes. It was too much. There was something other than sex there and she couldn’t figure out what it was. It made her nervous. Vulnerable. She didn’t like to feel that way so she looked away. “Well, do you see anyone who takes your fancy here?”

“Just one person.”

“Yeah? Who’ve you spotted?” Phee asked and scanned the room. Something hot was boiling in her stomach that she refused to think about. Some woman was going to have kinky sex with her surgeon, and just like that night a week ago, it made her angry.
“Beautiful girl. Red hair. Has the potential to teach me a few things.” He spoke softly, his lips like feathers against her ear.

She whipped her head around to stare at him, gasping when she saw how close he was to her. Her heart hammered in her chest. “What? We can’t…”

“What are you here for, Phee?”

“To have sex. One last time before…”

As her voice drifted away, Pete nodded thoughtfully. “And why am I here?”

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Oh! Oh! Edited to add:

I almost forgot! If you pre-order one of Mara’s books you can enter to win this necklace:

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