Sunday, 19 October 2014

Piper visits

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Author: Piper Kay        
Title: Invicta: Sanctuary (Book Two)
Series: Invicta
Genre: MM Erotica Romance
Release Date: 10/14/14
Publishing House: Hot Ink Press
Editor: Elizabeth Lance
Cover Design: Karrie Jax
Cover Model: Mickey Taylor
Photographer: Live in Living Color

About me: Piper Kay is a homegrown country girl straight from the outskirts of Houston, Texas, USA. She is a #1 International Best Selling author of LGBT Erotica, and an International Bestselling author of LGBT Erotica romance, gay romance, specifically in the male/male (m/m) erotica genre, and LGBT drama. Piper is bringing her passion of storytelling straight to the pages, most times served with a super-sized sprinkle of sexy, a slice of sarcasm and a carafe of crazy.

What is your sanctuary? For Mickey, he never needed one, he was his own. Until now. In a situation spinning out of control, Mickey is forced to make a move and he's not sure how to handle it. He's an intelligent, self-reliant man who never depended on anyone for anything, but now he is alone for the first time in his life, scared. By accident, he ends up at Invicta, the hottest new male go-go dance club in town. Owners, Kade and Holt, know the behavior all too well, but Mickey's trust factor is leveling out on zero, until he spots Toryn. Sometimes sanctuary can be found in the strangest of places.

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 Somehow, with just one kiss, he plowed right through the thoughts that had me worried sick all evening, and redirected them to one focal point. Him!  Slowly, I reach for Toryn's waist with one hand to see if he'll let me closer or slap me down. God, I feel like I'm in high school on my first damn date again-CHILL Mickey, just calm down. He looks down at my hand, then back to me. Without breaking our eye contact, I feel his hand wrap around mine and tighten. Oh thank fuck!  I yank him into me, lowering my head so our mouths meet. Our kisses, so sloppy, and hungry for each other. I press against him, unable to get enough. Running my hand along his waist to his back, I tightening my grip, and spin him around, slamming him against the wall. He lets out a moan. Before I can stop myself, I bury myself inside his mouth, swallowing every bit of that delicious moan. Fuckenhell.


#SexySnippets reliving memories with Ara at the house on Silk Street...

Hello all, so glad you popped by for a read, or a chat, or whatever. I love sundays, when the snippets come out and we get to read those tiny teasing seven sentence snippets from peoples books.

As I don't have a new release for another month (Secrets Remembered 21st November), I've been down memory lane this week. I've been looking through my older  books and remembering how I decided to write them (usually the characters shouting at me) where I was when they were released (all over the world—lucky me).

Of course I then started reading bits of them, and decided as its raining like crazy here at the moment, I'd do a warm seven... 

Mind you it does depend on how you interpret warm, doesn't it? *wink*


Araminta knew what she wanted, and being left on her wedding night was not it. Finding her husband in the notorious house on Silk Street, she hoped her luck had changed. Perhaps this would not be the marriage of convenience she feared. If only she could persuade him that she was indeed the sub he needed.

Meeting his new wife at the one place all deep dark desires could be satisfied, Felton wondered if he had been mistaken? Was this a marriage of mutual passion and ideals? Would she truly obey? There was only one way to find out, test her submission.

And a wee tease~

How she managed not to stamp her foot, either on or off his instep, Ara could not be certain. She held onto her temper with the greatest of difficulty even though it had long been one of her personal diktats that more flies were caught with honey than vinegar, for all that she wished to be acerbic.
Damn Willingham, why he had to slope off to his club when so much was at stake she would never know.

Actually, I do know. His cock aches and his balls are blue. This is the only way that he is able to sate them. If I had those appendages, I fear I would be in the same state for as it is my mound is damp and my nipples hard as I imagine the delights to be had inside. 

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Happy reading,

Love Rx 

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Thumbs up on Saturday with a guest. Maya is chatting

Reading About Writing by Maya Tyler

There is so much advice out there about writing. Especially if you use Twitter. #writetip        #writing There is an amazing sense of community among writers.
I recently joined the world of Twitter and I tend to read and re-tweet a lot of articles and tips on writing. Everyone seems to have an opinion on how to write. You could spend all your spare time reading books and articles on writing. And not writing. I don't have a lot of spare time. I spend the prerequisite time on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads) and blogging. Then it's real writing time. With the approximately five minutes I have left for me. But there is a lot of awesome advice out there. Here (in the Reader's Digest version) is some of the top advice I found most applicable to me. In no particular order.
Follow the rules. Whether it's grammer or physics, there are rules in place for a reason. I recently read that you shouldn't break writing rules unless you understand them first. And, basic things like font type and size, and margin width should always be applied. The first line of editors in the publishing world already have a ton of manuscripts to review. They are looking for any reason to reject yours. Don't let it be formatting.
Be honest. Honesty in writing is more about being true to your characters than anything else. I use a character-led approach and sometimes we have differences of opinion. Following their lead results in a more natural story. Going against the grain, trying to force something will    only make your story seem awkward. Or worse, it could stall or even end it. But you have to write what you are comfortable with. If you want to steer away from a steamy sex scene, then you need to shut the bedroom door.
Write for four hours a day. This is a good idea in theory. I wish I had four hours a day to      write. Unfortunately, in this stage of my life, I don't. A day job plus two young kids equals    zero free time. I love my husband and my kids though. We have so much fun together and I wouldn't change a thing! So I write in five and ten minute intervals. Sometimes a little longer. I write during my lunch break at work and sometimes right after the kids go to bed.  It's      working for me. I have about 32k words in my current WIP.
Complete your first draft within three months. When a story idea hits me, I need to go with it. The flow starts off strong and, as time goes on, it becomes harder to write, to remember what I wanted to say, to even finish a story. I start doubting the strength of the idea and, often, I give up competely. When I read this tip, I thought that it is so true. I started my latest project two months ago and I plan to have a first draft within the next month. Editing is the hard work anyway.
Your characters are a part of you and your life. Whether you realize this or consciously insert parts of your life and personality into your creations, you have used your life experiences to   fuel the credibility of your story. You may actually realize things about yourself that you didn't know.
Writing is therapy. Okay you've infused your life and experience into your story. Now for the Psychology 101. Why? Your diabolical boss is driving you crazy at work, you create an evil witch. Your sister has control issues, you develop an overprotective mother figure. It's a way to process things that are going on in your life, sometimes at a subconscious level. When I was a teenager I used to write poetry. Even when I look back, nearly twenty years later, I can still tell you which boy I had a crush on and explain all the symbolism I used. It was an outlet then and it's an outlet now. There is nothing more therapeutic than writing, especially            blogging.
Blog. Or journal. Blogging is like keeping a public journal. I just write literally whatever I'm feeling at the moment. I don't get hung up on making perfect sentences. I just write. It is         liberating. Being a writer is more than just writing though. First of all, you need something to write about. Second of all, you need to become a keen observer. Journaling or blogging helps to record what you observe.
Practice. How do you get better at anything? Write, write, write! Find your own style, get      comfortable with the craft, push the limits. Practice makes perfect, right? Well, you may        practice until your fingers are numb from typing, but that won't necessarily help you improve. You also need...
Critique partners. Someone who will give an honest, constructive opinion. Someone to add the commas you missed or tell you that you need more description in chapter three.                Self-editing only takes you so far. A second pair of eyes is an essential part of the writing      process.
Read. When you have time, read whatever you can get your hands on. In addition to being an enjoyable hobby, reading can be research. It can also influence what you write and the way you write. You've read three cowboy romances in a row and suddenly you are inspired to write one of your own.
You can read advice on any number of writing topics, but, at the end of the day, you must     determine what works for you. Don't get hung up the all the 'shoulds' and 'should nots', just    relax and tell the story you were meant to tell.