September 27, 2013

Paranormal: An Interview with Dracula by @traceyhkitts #RLFblog #vampires

Dracula In the Flesh 
An Interview with Dracula
By Tracey H. Kitts
As he walks into the room, I feel my heart flutter and my breath catches in my throat. For a moment I am unable to speak. I simply stare at him, taking in his beauty. He is everything I always imagined he would be. He fills both the room and my senses. As he sits in the chair facing me, I take a deep breath and try to steady my nerves.
"Good evening, Vlad. I've waited a long time to meet you, face to face."
"Good evening, Tracey."
My name sounds strange falling from his lips. His accent gives it an exotic sound.
"Are you ready for our interview?" I ask.
"Please, proceed."
I clear my throat, unsure of how exactly I should go about this. Finally, I decide to just go for it.
"What is it like to be immortal?" I ask.
He sighs, as if he carries the weight of the world. "I once thought it was a curse. To be immortal is to watch all that you love fade away while you remain, unchanged." He pauses. "No, that is not true. You are changed, you only look the same."
"You mentioned looking the same. Do you have a reflection?"
His smile is sad. "Until I am reunited with the other half of my soul, I shall have to take your word for how I look."
He looks magnificent, but I don't say that. "Do you have any vulnerabilities?" I ask.
"Sunlight weakens me, but it does not kill me. All of my kind can be harmed by silver in particular." He moves forward in his chair. "Does it surprise you to know that I can be injured by most any weapon?"
"Actually, yes. So, you can be killed then?"
"Not easily, but yes. It is possible."
"How did you become … what you are?"
He looks at the floor and for a moment I regret my question.
"My love was stolen from me. I became cursed while trying to bring her back from the dead."
"I'm sorry. If you had known the consequences of your actions, would you have made the same choice?"
Once again his smile is bittersweet. "There was never any other choice," he says softly.
"There are so many rumors and legends about you. Do you have any special powers or abilities?"
"I have power over the storm and the beasts of the field. I can run with the wolves, float on the mists, and soar into the night sky."
"That's amazing. Why do you drink blood?"
"Because I gave every last drop of mine in a ritual designed to bring my love back to me."
"You mean Mina? You gave all your blood for her?"
"Yes. There is nothing I would not give for her. I seek in death that which was taken from me in life."
"Have you ever considered walking away and letting Mina have a normal life?" I ask, wondering if my final question is too personal.
He runs a hand through his dark hair and sits back. "I have. I have wondered if I am being selfish, if she would be better off not knowing. But then I remember what it felt like to hold her and I cannot accept that this is true. I gave my blood and part of my immortal soul so that she might live again. I plan to see this through, no matter the cost."
Before I can apologize (because I'm afraid I hurt him somehow) a shadow passes over the room. The candles flicker and in an instant, he is gone. 

Blurb:

Jonathan Harker, a young English lawyer, is traveling to Castle Dracula in order to finalize a real estate transaction. He has been personally requested by Count Dracula. What Jonathan doesn't realize is that Dracula's interests do not lie with him, but with his beautiful fiancée, Mina.
As soon as he saw her face, Dracula knew the ritual was a success. After all these long years, his love has returned to him. However, many things (such as Van Helsing and Jonathan Harker) stand in the way of their happiness. Sure, he could kill them all and take what he wants. However, his greatest desire is not to possess Mina, but to love her and have her return his love.
Therefore, Dracula's fate and the fate of those closest to her lie in Mina's hands. She has dreamed of him all her life. But what will she do when she learns her dark prince is real? What will happen when she knows him, not as a dream, but in the flesh?
WARNING: This book contains graphic violence, and graphic sex. This is NOT a romance novel, although there is a romance involved. This is Erotic Horror and might offend some readers.

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September 26, 2013

Naked Rebel @anitaphilmar #RLFblog

Naked Rebel 
Today's featured book is Naked Rebel by Anita Philmar.
A spy that prefers to work alone, Nick Royster's assignment is turned upside down when his superiors send him a personal companion. Not appreciating the need to watch someone else's back, he attends a dinner of Salsar's inner group. Only to learn he has to sacrifice Rane to get the information he needs to end the war.
Rane knows the important of winning. Her family was slaughtered by Salsar, this is her homeland and she plans to do whatever it takes to win her peoples' freedom.
With everything on the line, can these two have any future together or does love and war equal heartache?
Want to feel more? Read Anita Philmar

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September 23, 2013

Always Time for 'Another Cup of Coffee' @JennyKaneAuthor #RLFblog

Another Cup of Coffee 
It's Always Time for 'Another Cup of Coffee'- just ask Jenny Kane!
Many thanks to Kayelle for inviting me to the brilliant Romance Lives Forever site today, to share a little of the background to my latest novel, Another Cup of Coffee (Accent Press, Sept 2013)- my very first novel under the name Jenny Kane.
Okay- I admit it, I have a serious coffee shop habit! I am addicted- not just to the coffee itself- but to the cafes themselves. I just love them- all of them! I love to watch the people around me, to smile at strangers to see how they respond, to wrap my hands around a coffee mug and inhale the aroma of the drink within. For me, there is something very soothing about them, whether they are jammed packed and noisy, or as quiet as the proverbial grave, with myself being the only one in residence. I simply feel at home in coffee shops.
It won't surprise you to learn then, that every novel I have written took shape in various coffee shops. It seemed totally natural to me therefore, that when I came to creating my first non-erotic novel, to make coffee shops the main places of meeting and discussion for the main characters.

Thirteen years ago Amy Crane ran away from everyone and everything she knew, ending up in an unfamiliar city with no obvious past and no idea of her future. Now, though, that past has just arrived on her doorstep, in the shape of an old music cassette that Amy hasn't seen since she was at university.
Digging out her long-neglected Walkman, Amy listens to the lyrics that soundtracked her student days. As long-buried memories are wrenched from the places in her mind where she's kept them safely locked away for over a decade, Amy is suddenly tired of hiding.
It's time to confront everything about her life. Time to find all the friends she left behind in England, when her heart got broken and the life she was building for herself was shattered. Time to make sense of all the feelings she's been bottling up for all this time. And most of all, it's time to discover why Jack has sent her tape back to her now, after all these years…
With her mantra, 'New life, New job, New home', playing on a continuous loop in her head, Amy gears herself up with yet another bucket-sized cup of coffee, as she goes forth to lay the ghost of first love to rest...
The coffee shop that features most within Another Cup of Coffee is called Pickwicks, a tucked away cafe run by the ever bubbly Peggy, and her husband Scott. It is here that, newly arrived in London from Scotland, Amy is to find a refuge from her troubles, a temporary job, a possible future, and a potential friend in Kit- a woman who spends her days sat in the corner of Pickwicks writing erotic stories for an American Internet company...

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Find Jenny's darker side, Kay Jaybee, on her erotica website http://kayjaybee.me.uk

September 20, 2013

Nautical Superstitions: Twelfth Sun @MaeClair1 #RLFblog #mystery

Twelfth Sun 
Welcome to Romance Lives Forever, Mae Clair. Let's talk about your book, Twelfth Sun. Tell us about the superstitions on which you based the concept of the story.
Whether it's ghost ships, sea lore, or whispered tales of phantom winds and water sprites, I've always been intrigued by the murky depths of the sea. From ancient times to present, the underwater world has harbored creatures serene and foul.
But what of the brave men and women who attempt to tame the sea or exist within its dominion? Even today, sailors are a superstitious lot, many of their beliefs retained from an earlier age when water haunts and sea serpents were commonly recognized and feared.
While writing Twelfth Sun, a novel which centers around the treasure hunt for a maritime artifact, I had the occasion to sort through a host of nautical superstitions. I reference a few in the book, but much of the research I did was strictly for fun. Here are some of my favorites:
1.      Untying knots in a rope bring favorable winds.
2.      Knitting hair into the toe of a sailor's sock will bring him back to you.
3.      If a sailor dreams of a horse, it is an omen of high seas.
4.      Disaster will follow if you step onboard a vessel with your left foot first.
5.      A ship's bell will always ring when it is wrecked.
6.      If St. Elmo's Fire appears around a sailor's head, he will die within a day.
7.      Never rename a ship, for it is bad luck.
8.      A ship's name ending in "a" is unlucky.
9.      The feather of a wren will protect a sailor from death by shipwreck.
10. Death comes with an ebb tide and birth with a rising tide.
11. Gulls harbor the souls of sailors lost at sea.
12. Nail a shark's tail to the bow of a ship and it will ward off other sharks.
13. Black traveling bags are bad luck for a seaman.
14. A silver coin placed under the masthead ensures a successful voyage. Pouring wine on the deck also brings good luck.
If you enjoyed these, I invite you to read my romantic mystery, Twelfth Sun, involving an older woman and younger man caught up in a scavenger hunt staged by a reclusive billionaire at a lavish seaside mansion:
Blurb:
Reagan Cassidy is settled in her life. She has a thriving interior design firm, an upscale condo, two cats, and a goldfish. As a favor to her uncle, she agrees to team up with his marine archeologist friend to validate and retrieve a nineteenth-century journal, reputedly that of a passenger aboard the doomed schooner Twelfth Sun. Finding a hunky twenty-five-year-old coming out of the shower in her hotel room wasn't part of the deal, but it's hard to complain…
Dr. Elijah Cross is cocky and he knows it. He enjoys trading barbs with the lovely Reagan. Barbs, and some innuendo. He can tell she'd rather get back home to her business than stick around for the extended treasure hunt they've been talked into, but he's fine with the situation. At least, until the "clues" start getting personal.
Reagan finds Dr. Gorgeous is as skilled in matters of the heart as he is behind the lectern. Throw in a series of clues which mean more to Elijah than he'll explain, several odd-ball competitors out to win the journal, a saboteur, and a lavish seaside mansion, and Reagan has enough trouble keeping her head straight, let alone her heart.
WARNING: Younger man, older woman, nautical riddles and romance.
Short Excerpt:
"My dad's father was part gypsy. Besides, the sea is in my blood." Elijah turned onto his side, locking his good leg over hers, holding her in place. Pushing up on one elbow, he stared down at her, abruptly serious. "Did you know a good marine archaeologist could spend his entire life studying a single wreck and never be bored? Never feel the need to move onto something else?" He stroked her cheek, brushing her hair aside. "That's what I want to do with you, Reagan. I want to spend my days and nights learning about you. Everything about you. What you think. The way you smell…" He leaned forward, inhaling the light scent of the honeysuckle oil she'd used in her bath.
Ping! Warning claxons flared in her head. Elijah, playful and teasing she could control. Elijah, serious and romantic meant trouble.
"The way you feel." His fingers tracked down her arm and hooked into the flimsy belt holding her robe shut. "The way you taste." His mouth closed over hers at precisely the moment he tugged open her robe.

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Mae Clair
Mae Clair opened a Pandora's Box of characters when she was a child and never looked back. Her father, an artist who tinkered with writing, encouraged her to create make-believe worlds by spinning tales of far-off places on summer nights beneath the stars. She snagged the tail of a comet, hitched a ride, and discovered her writer's Muse on the journey.
Mae loves creating character-driven fiction in settings that vary from contemporary to mythical. Wherever her pen takes her, she flavors her stories with conflict, romance and elements of mystery. Married to her high school sweetheart, she lives in Pennsylvania and is passionate about writing, old photographs, a good Maine lobster tail and cats.
Mae is also the author of the time travel / paranormal novel, Weathering Rock. Discover more about Mae on her website and blog at www.MaeClair.com

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September 19, 2013

Romantic Suspense: Last Straw @NiaSimone4 #RLFblog #NYC #giveaway

The Last Straw 
Nia Simone, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Let's talk about your book, The Last Straw by Nia Simone.
Genre: Romance
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Cover artist: Angela Anderson
Length: 45 pages
Heat rating: Spicy
Tagline: He's good at playing a part. She's good at catching a fake. Can they trust enough to give love another chance?
Blurb:
Ally Tobin left New York after one too many bad dates, determined to rebuild a stable life and career as a private investigator in Silicon Valley. But when the man she knew as one name walks into her office with another, will her curiosity once again lead her to risk her heart?
The last thing Special Agent Jared Green needs is "security risk" stamped on the resume of his latest undercover identity. Especially by the woman his job forced him to leave in New York without any explanation. She may threaten his cover, but it's his heart on the line.
He's good at playing a part. She's good at catching a fake. Can they trust enough to give love another chance?
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What are your main characters' names, ages, and occupations?
Ally Tobin, 32, private investigator
Jared Green, 32, FBI special agent
Buy links: FREE TODAY!
What are your main characters' names, ages, and occupations?
Ally Tobin, 32, private investigator
Jared Green, 32, FBI special agent

Interview

What do you enjoy most about writing?
Spending time with my characters in their world and lives.
What is your work ethic when it comes to writing?
Workaholic.
How do you cope with stress as an author?
I spend a lot of time on my Facebook profile and email commiserating with other writers, sharing goals, or just talking about the weather.
Do things your family or friends do ever end up in a book?
Yes. Then it gets cut, unless I get permission. If it's recognizable.
What are some jobs you've done before (or while) you were a writer?
When I started writing fiction seriously, I was a technical writer. It was my second career and I did both for a long time.
What kind of books do you read when taking a break from your own writing?
Romance by other authors, all across the spectrum, from sweet to erotic to historical to fantasy/paranormal. Poetry, memoirs, and "mainstream" fiction.
What was the proudest moment of your life so far?
When a friend of mine who was dying told me that the letter I wrote to her meant so much to her she wanted to have it laminated on her desk for her children to inherit. I thought if I never wrote anything else that I had achieved something worthwhile because my words reached her and made her understand what she meant to me.
Imagine you get to go on a dream vacation, but you have only one hour to pack and leave, and it starts as soon as you finish this interview. What will you take with you and where will you go?
My husband, passport, jeans, sneakers, t-shirt, sweater, my Nook, purse (with money and credit cards!), phone, my laptop and my toiletries. Portugal.
Where were you at midnight, on December 31st when the new century started?
On the beach in Half Moon Bay with my husband, friends and dog.
What do you like to do when you're bored?
Read!
Please underline which statement is more like you:
"I am a vacation spa because I am laid back and relaxed."
"I am a ten-countries in ten-days tour vacation, because I do things as fast as possible."

Please complete the sentences

I love pizza with artichoke hearts, olives and tomatoes.
I'm always ready for having lunch with a friend.
When I'm alone, I am reading, writing and talking to people on the Internet.
You'd never be able to tell, but I'm a good singer. *wink*
If I had a halo it would be a hand-me down from someone better who loved me anyway.
If I could heal I'd make everyone I love better.
I can never be blonde because it doesn't go with my coloring.

Previous Books

The Last Straw is my debut story.

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September 17, 2013

Regency: Seduction of Lady Phoebe @EllaQuinnAuthor #RLFblog

Seduction of Lady Phoebe
Ella Quinn, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Let's talk about your book, The Seduction of Lady Phoebe.
Genre: Regency
Publisher: Kensington Publishing
Cover artist: Kensington
Length: 101,623 words
Heat rating: Spicy
Tagline:
Blurb: Polite society has its rules for marriage. But for Ella Quinn's eligible bachelors, their brides will show them that rules are for the weak of heart…
Phoebe Stanhope is not a typical Lady. As feisty as she is quick witted, no one can catch her, especially when she is driving her dashing phaeton with its perfectly matched horses. And unlike her peers, experience has guarded her against a growing list of would-be suitors. But when she encounters Marcus Finley, what she fears most burns deep within his blue-eyed gaze…
For Lord Marcus, the spark of recognition is but a moment in the love he has held these many years. Now that he's returned to England, all the happiness he desires rests on Lady Phoebe never finding out that he was the one who turned her heart so cold and distant. He must work fast to gain the advantage—to convince her what she wants is exactly what she denies—but in order to seduce her into his arms, he must be willing to give up more than he can control…

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What are your main characters' names, ages, and occupations?
Lady Phoebe Stanhope, three and twenty, lady
Lord Marcus Finley, eight and twenty, gentleman

Excerpt:

Marcus Finley arrived at the White Horse Inn with his friend Robert, Viscount Beaumont, who had reserved rooms there. Marcus found chambers across the street at the Red Unicorn. They met later to dine in a private parlor Marcus hired.
"Quite good ordinary they have here." Robert sat back in his chair, crossing one highly polished boot over the other. "The brandy is as good as any I've had. Must be French, though I don't wish to know how the landlord came by it."
Marcus grinned. "Yes, it's very good and probably smuggled."
Silence fell for a few moments, then Robert sat straight up in his chair. "Marcus, my boy, I saw the most beautiful gal I've ever seen in my life at the White Horse."
Marcus lounged in his chair, lifting a brow in inquiry. Robert was known to be a favorite with the many disenchanted matrons of the ton.
"And where did you find this paragon of nature?" Marcus asked in a languid drawl. "In the tap?"
"No, no, my boy, not a game-pullet. Not at all. She was a lady."
Marcus raised his quizzing glass and regarded his friend more closely. "Married?"
"No. Put that thing away, you know I don't like it. Besides, there's nothing wrong with me. She is a well-bred, unmarried lady. Beautiful, I tell you. Tiny. Has a good figure, quite a neat ankle, and the most gorgeous gold-red hair. Perfect in every way."
Marcus's fingers tightened around his glass. Robert's conquests were legend, but they didn't extend to well-bred innocents. A terrifying thought began to fill Marcus's mind. It couldn't be Phoebe. She was at Cranbourne Place.
He fought to keep his face calm, his gaze focused on his friend. "Who is this lady, do you know?"
"Yes, got my groom to ask one of the ostlers. Stupid fellows, those ostlers, giving out that kind of information," Lord Beaumont ruminated, definitely on the go. "Yes, now that I think on it, I believe I shall have a word with the landlord. The servants ought not be giving that sort of thing out."
Marcus tapped his fingers on the table. "Her name, Robert?"
"Her name?" Marcus repeated and waved an impatient hand to encourage his friend to continue.
"Oh, yes," Robert finally said. "Lady Phoebe Stanhope. Heard of her of course. Never seen her before. Don't, as a rule, attend those types of events. Not much for the Grand Strut you know. Must avoid the matchmaking mamas. M'grandmother's been after me to marry. Lady Phoebe is a devilish good-looking gal. I may have to make a push."
Marcus fumed. Lady Phoebe. His Vision. Friends or no, he would be damned if he'd let Robert anywhere near her.

Interview

What is the most important thing you do for your career now, as compared to when you first started writing?
I work on my social media platform. When I first started all I did was write. By the time it dawned on me that I needed to get involved in social media, I'd written four books. So during the time I was working with my agent's assistant learning to edit, I took a class and began building my platform.
What websites do you visit daily?
I try to support other authors, and visit many websites on a daily basis. I regularly visit Writers in the Storm, for interesting writing tips and Rakes and Rascals, for new historical releases.
If you could change something about your first book, what would it be?
LOL. All the head-hopping I did when I first wrote it, and continuing to exercise. I gained a lot of weight that first year.
What do you enjoy most about writing?
Telling my characters' stories and the research. I love learning new things.
What is your work ethic when it comes to writing?
Each morning, I catch up on email, Twitter and Facebook. Then in the afternoon I write. I would love to write first thing, but I can't think until the other stuff is out of the way. Of course, that gives me an incentive to get off Facebook.
What kind of books do you read when taking a break from your own writing?
Mostly historical romance, though I still enjoy spy stories.
Which of your books would you recommend to someone who doesn't normally read your genre, and why?
I actually have a couple of people who don't read romance that are going to Read the Seduction of Lady Phoebe. I recommend the first one, because it's the start of the series and introduces the characters.
What is your favorite holiday and why?
A ski holiday in Austria. I love being on the mountain, and we have very good friends in the area we frequent.
What good book have you read recently?
Miranda Neville's The Ruin of a Rake.
Where were you at midnight, on December 31st when the new century started?
We were in London wishing we'd gone to Edinburgh instead.
If you were a color, what color would you be?
Apple green.
Please underline which statement is more like you:
"I am a vacation spa because I am laid back and relaxed."
"I am a ten-countries in ten-days tour vacation, because I do things as fast as possible."

Please complete the sentences

I love pizza with Gorgonzola cheese, spinach and mushrooms.
I'm always ready for time with my husband.
When I'm alone, I write, read, and take walks.
You'd never be able to tell, but I love riding on the back of my husband's Harley.
If I had a halo it would be just a bit crooked.
If I could twitch my nose like Samantha I'd be the happiest person on earth.
I can never jump out of a plane because no one will let me.
Ella Quinn

Books Coming Soon

The Secret Life of Miss Anna Marsh – November 4th
The Temptation of Lady Serena – January 14th
Desiring Lady Caro – April 2014

Contest

One person who comments and says they want the book, will receive a digital copy of The Seduction of Lady Phoebe.

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September 16, 2013

Modern Western: Deep in my Heart @pawf1067 #RLFblog #cowboys

Cowboys. Strong woman. Texas sunsets. Family Dynasties. Tex-Mex food. Cowboys.
It's all here in the new series set in the Texas Hill Country. It begins with the oldest son, Caleb Davis, a widower, single dad, and retired Air-Force veteran whose past has come back to strike at his family.
Enter Dr. Jocelyn Promise, a girl Davis barely noticed in high school but one he can't keep his eyes off now. When she saves his daughter, Caleb finds there's a whole lot more to Jocelyn than he ever gave her credit for and sparks fly higher than fireworks on the Fourth of July. Of course, you won't have to wait until then to get the book. It'll be out September 30th, 2013.


September 15, 2013

Cover Love: Swoon @rolynnanderson #RLFblog #paranormal

Swoon 
Cover Love at Romance Lives Forever is a short intro to a book and includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author. Today's featured book is Swoon by Rolynn Anderson.

Her dead clients won't rest in peace.
When the dead tell tales, Jan Solvang's first reaction is to RUN! But then she gets caught up in their mysteries.
Jan's a boutique funeral planner, new to risk, hired to bury a missing woman and memorialize an infamous man. Yet when she digs for clues to write their eulogies, she disturbs f
amily secrets and unmasks killers.
Roman Keller, hard-driving documentary writer, is in complete control of his life and his stories, until he falls for Jan, a woman who trusts her dog, her faint-dreams, and her instincts more than she trusts him.
Can they make the sacrifices necessary to cement their relationship or will the mayhem caused by the dead ruin their second chance at love?
"Don't miss Swoon by Rolynn Anderson! If you like an interesting cast of characters, a heavy dose of mystery and a lot of fabulous surprises, you'll be happily turning pages late into the night.ˮ
~ Brenda Novak, NYT and USA Bestselling Author of When Lightning Strikes

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September 14, 2013

Publisher Week: Day 7 JMS Books Submissions #RLFblog #author @JMSbooksllc

This is Publisher Week at Romance Lives Forever. Three publishers will be featured, each during one special week. Those publishers are Boroughs Publishing Group in February, Liquid Silver Books in June, and JMS Books LLC in September.
JMS Books 

JMS Books LLC — Call For Submissions
As a show of thanks, I would like to offer a special promotional code to readers of your blog to use THIS WEEK ONLY while we're visiting.
To save 40% off your order, visit http://www.jms-books.com and enter the code RLFblog (just like that) during checkout. The code is good for one use per customer, and expires on September 15, 2013. So check out our site and save on our books today!
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JMS Books LLC is a small electronic press specializing in gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender fiction, including erotic romance, romance, and young adult.
Our ideal word count between 16,000 and 70,000 words. We accept shorter/longer works, but we prefer erotic OR sweet romance involving LGBT characters within this range.
Authors earn 50% of net royalties on all electronic and print sales from our website and distributors. Royalties are paid quarterly no later than 60 days after the end of the quarter.
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Publishing With Us:

We are a non-subsidiary, non-vanity press. Our contracts are for exclusive electronic and print rights.
ALL stories are published in e-book format. Any story over 30,000 words is eligible to be published in paperback if sales goals are met within six months of release. Print publication is not guaranteed.
Authors may combine multiple short stories published with us into print anthologies.
Young adult submissions over 30,000 words in length will be published in paperback the same month as the e-book is published. No sales goals must be met first for this genre.
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What We Accept:

JMS Books LLC accepts gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender fiction, including erotic romance, romance, and young adult. Stories must be between 5,000 and 90,000 words in length. We do not accept stories outside this range.
All submissions must contain a romantic element. Explicit erotic content is preferred.
We are looking for Gay / Lesbian / Bisexual / Transgender stories in the following genres:
·         Bdsm
·         Contemporary
·         Erotic Romance
·         Fantasy
·         Historical
·         Interracial
·         Ménage à Trois (or More)
·         Military/War
·         Mystery/Thriller
·         Paranormal
·         Science Fiction
·         Sweet Romance (No Sex)
·         Western
·         Young Adult
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What We Don't Accept:

Our tastes are broad, but we don't accept the following:
·         Anthologies
·         Erotica without a romantic subplot ("stroke stories" or "PWP")
·         General Fiction
·         Heterosexual erotic romance
·         Literary Fiction
·         Memoirs (real or fictionalized)
·         Nonfiction
·         Poetry
·         Stories without a romantic element
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To Submit:

Visit our site at http://www.jms-books.com/index.php?main_page=page_2 for full details on how to format your manuscript for submission.
We do not accept previously published (including self-published) work, multiple
submissions, or simultaneous submissions. We responds to all emails in less than 2 business days. If we like the story and request the full manuscript, our turnaround time is less than 1 week.
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Holiday Submissions:

For the month of December, we are looking for holiday-themed stories:
·         Must be Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender
·         Between 10,000 and 55,000 words
·         Must contain a romantic plot
·         Must revolve around a winter holiday (Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Eid, Yule, etc)
Stories may be any subgenre (contemporary, fantasy, paranormal, etc). Erotic content is encouraged but not required; however, we aren't looking for stroke stories. Stories MUST BE a romance at heart.
We are not looking for young adult holiday stories at this time.
Follow the submission policy outlined on our website at http://www.jms-books.com/index.php?main_page=page_2.
DEADLINE: All holiday stories must be submitted no later than October 15, 2013. Any
stories sent in after this date are not guaranteed to be released in December.
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Some of our upcoming titles include:

September 15:
The Dragon by Terry O'Reilly
Gay Historical Erotic Romance
September 22:
The King's Secret by Wayne Mansfield
Gay Fantasy Erotic Romance
September 29:
Beyond Clockwork by Jennifer Cierra
Gay Fantasy Erotic Romance
Maybe I'll Tell You a Bedtime Story by Claudine Lanthenay
Lesbian Erotic Romance

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September 13, 2013

Publisher Week: Day 6 JMS Books Gay Books #RLFblog #trans @JMSbooksllc

This is Publisher Week at Romance Lives Forever. Three publishers will be featured, each during one special week. Those publishers are Boroughs Publishing Group in February, Liquid Silver Books in June, and JMS Books LLC in September.
JMS Books 

JMS Books LLC — More Gay or M/M Romance
As a show of thanks, I would like to offer a special promotional code to readers of your blog to use THIS WEEK ONLY while we're visiting.
To save 40% off your order, visit http://www.jms-books.com and enter the code RLFblog (just like that) during checkout. The code is good for one use per customer, and expires on September 15, 2013. So check out our site and save on our books today!
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JMS Books LLC was founded by J.M. Snyder, who writes gay or M/M erotic romance. Here are more of our best-selling gay or M/M titles!
Click on the links to view the books on our site, where you can read excerpts from each. Also, check back here throughout the day to read comments by our authors promoting their titles with us, since we're limited to only five books in the post itself.
These gay erotic romance stories represent the type of stories we love to publish:
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That's Entertainment! by Clare London
Gay Erotic Romance
Blurb:
Jack and Grady are casual extras in the adult erotic movies made by WrinkleTheSheets productions. Since the day they were caught making out behind the catering trolley during the filming of Spurtacocks, their director Gerry has decided it's safer and more entertaining to keep them on the payroll, even if their devotion -- and lust -- for each other makes them rather unreliable players.
They support the darlings and divas of the company, from the vain Quinn to the surly Tomasz. They spend their time on cheap costumes and camoflauge, sex toys and phallic props, re-creating alternative classic movies in X-rated pastiches as never seen before. And throughout all the fun and banter, Jack and Grady's modest love affair is a model of honesty and faithfulness.
But Jack is beginning to have doubts. Grady's sex drive is generous and he's always eager for novelty. Jack's no longer sure he can satisfy that, worrying Grady is bored with him -- that Grady wants something else. If only Jack had the nerve to ask outright. Instead, he has to rely on uninvited and distinctly dubious relationship advice from his fellow actors. Why is Grady keeping secrets? Just what are the strange noises coming from behind the locked door of their shared trailer? And does poor Jack really want to find out?
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Singing Alone by Jennifer Cierra
Gay Erotic Romance
Blurb:
At 23, Cole Grayson has it all. He's a successful pop star living in Los Angeles; he married his beautiful girlfriend, Joy, two years ago; and he's expecting his first child in April.
He's also miserable.
Cole has never recovered from the disappearance and presumed death of his best friend and lover, Jake Walker, at seventeen. The only reason Cole is even in L.A. is to live the dream Jake didn't live long enough to experience. Cole never really wanted the life of fame for himself -- or, at least, not without Jake by his side.
Then Cole meets a bouncer in a seedy bar-and-brothel combo who looks a lot like Jake, and his life begins to take a turn for the better.
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Stronger Where It Counts by J.L. Merrow
Gay Erotic Romance
Blurb:
IT guy Michael figures he's in for an awkward evening when a client takes him to a girlie bar. When he gets talking to big, blond Kyle, it seems like it's his lucky night after all. But they have a shared past Michael's managed to forget and Kyle is hoping he won't remember.
Kyle's deeply ashamed of his weakness back in high school, when he stood by and watched as Michael became the victim of a gay-bashing -- by new boy Kyle's group of friends. He's going to have his work cut out to persuade Michael to take a chance at trusting him now.
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The Prince and the Cowboy by Sam Singer
Gay Erotic Romance
Blurb:
Pampered Texan James Walsh has been keeping a secret from his overbearing but well-intentioned mother. When she throws a lavish birthday party in the hopes that he will meet the woman of his dreams, she has no clue James is gay.
But a sudden storm blows rugged, rain-soaked ranch owner Jonathon Ross to James' doorstep, and suddenly he can't hide who he is any longer.
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Mr. Anonymous by K.C. Grim
Gay Erotic Romance
Blurb:
For Percy Giannopoulos, coming out of the closet isn't an option. Until now, the handsome businessman has always been content with anonymous vacation hook-ups far from home. It was just random sex with strangers, but home alone in the big city, Percy turns to the internet, where he meets Max.
Scared of anyone finding out his true identity, Percy sets strict rules for this new online romance. No names, no personal information, and most importantly, no meeting in real life.
But as Percy's feelings for Max deepen and he realizes he's falling in love, can he abide by the strict rules he set? Is Percy ready to finally come out for Max, or is he destined to remain in the shadows as Mr. Anonymous?

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September 12, 2013

Publisher Week: Day 5 JMS Books Transgender Romance #RLFblog #trans @JMSbooksllc

This is Publisher Week at Romance Lives Forever. Three publishers will be featured, each during one special week. Those publishers are Boroughs Publishing Group in February, Liquid Silver Books in June, and JMS Books LLC in September.
JMS Books 

JMS Books LLC — Transgender Romance
As a show of thanks, I would like to offer a special promotional code to readers of your blog to use THIS WEEK ONLY while we're visiting.
To save 40% off your order, visit http://www.jms-books.com and enter the code RLFblog (just like that) during checkout. The code is good for one use per customer, and expires on September 15, 2013. So check out our site and save on our books today!
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JMS Books LLC is a small press specializing in LGBT romance, from sweet to erotic. Transgender characters fascinate us, and we are open to stories that portray their search for identity—and romance—in a positive light.
This post will highlight some of the books in this genre which have sold very well for us. Click on the links to view the books on our site, where you can read excerpts from each. Also, check back here throughout the day to read comments by our authors promoting their titles with us, since we're limited to only five books in the post itself.
These transgender erotic romance stories represent the type of stories we love to publish:
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A Cowboy's Heart by J.M. Snyder

Gay/Transgender Historical Erotic Romance
Blurb:
Ranch hand Tommy Prout thinks he's in love ... with his boss, Hal Bolstrum. Problem is, Hal's engaged to be married to the ranch owner's daughter and, though he knows of Tommy's crush, he sees it as nothing more than harmless affection. When payday rolls around and the other cowboys want to ride into town to check out the girls at the Wildhorse saloon, Tommy tags along to throw off any suspicion anyone might have about his feelings for his boss. He sure as hell doesn't want to spend his money on any of the soiled doves the town has to offer.
At the bar he meets Lila, an enterprising young working girl who takes a liking to him. When Tommy says he wants to be left alone, Lila suggests he rest in her room -- with the promise they don't have to actually do anything. But Lila isn't like the others, and when she discovers Tommy is more scared of her than attracted to her feminine charms, she lets him in on a little secret.
Lila's real name is Stephen Marsh. He lives as a woman, moving from saloon to saloon, pleasing men for money. He loves men and enjoys his work, and what others don't know about what's under his skirt doesn't bother him. In all his years on the prairie, he's never met someone quite like Tommy. When he discovers Tommy is sweet on Hal, he suggests teaching the cowboy just how to please a man.
He doesn't mean to lose his heart to Tommy in the process.
With "Lila" in his life, Tommy begins to dream of someone softer than Hal, someone pretty when dolled up but still man enough where it counts. Someone like Lila. As his feelings deepen, can he use Lila's own teachings to win the heart he really loves?
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The Argento by Joshua Skye

Transgender Paranormal Erotic Romance
Blurb:
Beautiful transgendered Camilla Nicolodi has a lifelong obsession with eccentric Italian architect Giuseppe Soavi. Since childhood, she fantasized about the man and his work, dreaming she would meet, fall in love, and marry him one day. But the naïveté of youth fades into an adult desire to own a piece of his legacy. As his work was few and far between, most of it long left to ruin, she finds her wish in an old, rundown slum in New York.
Considered Soavi's masterpiece, the Argento is a twenty-story residential building hidden in bustling, modern-day Manhattan. Neglected for decades, it's now home to a festering community of indigents betrayed by contemporary culture to seek pleasures in otherworldly activities. They've turned rooms into gruesome shrines to a dark and monstrous entity.
Camilla vows to return the Argento to its original splendor. Spurred by her passion for Soavi and a budding camaraderie with her lawyer, Camilla undertakes the intimidating mission of bringing the Argento back to life.
But dark things fester in the shadowy halls and gloomy rooms, an ancient evil has taken up residence in the building, and it has no intention of being driven out. Cruel, devious, and perverse, the demon seduces trespassers, becoming all they desire and all they fear. The beast's evil malevolence knows no limit, and it will stop at nothing to take back what it calls its own.
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we in my Trans by j/j hastain

Lesbian/Transgender Erotic Poetry
Blurb:
it matters to me that you are a woman
because you define yourself as a woman
This collection by poet j/j hastain is a personal journey through gender. Sometimes sensual, sometimes erotic, these poems resonate with love in all its forms, melding together society's preconceived notions of "straight" or "gay" or "lesbian," "male" or "female," "top" or "bottom," "masculine" or "feminine" to create a genderqueer landscape where the lines blur and the labels no longer stick. we in my Trans is at its heart a series of love poems concerning what of sensation, exists between -- whether by way of the rolling folds of desire or in overlaps with a lover. These are poems that embrace one's self as much as another.
j/j defines as Trans/genderqueer, which is different than Transgender, though not at all discounting it. j/j is interested in identity construction via active documents -- utilizing methods that are not at all related to previously determined models (with binary derived bases). j/j's work involves embodying, inhabiting, and populating the body as one would a neoteric space -- through ways and methods that are not related to formerly prescribed shapes that are based in limit.
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Sissy Godiva by Mykola Dementiuk

Gay/Transgender Erotic Romance
Blurb:
It's love at first sight when Vinnie sees Sissy Godiva -- who used to be his high school classmate, Joey. She's feminine and beautiful in her fluttery halter tops, tight leggings, and beehive hairdo. Vinnie sees her everywhere he goes in the Lower East Side that free-love '60s summer. He's half in love with her, though he isn't queer, "no stinking way."
He tells his neighbor, Mr. Phillips, about her during one of their afternoon jerk-off sessions. When it turns out Mr. Phillips knows Sissy, Vinnie invites her over so they can all jerk-off together -- just three guys doing what they have to do, right? No touching. No emotions. Nothing "faggoty."
But Vinnie finds himself being pulled closer and closer to Sissy, hanging with her and her trannie friends, visiting the Giddy Up! gay bar with her, having sex and waking up naked beside her in the East River Park. Sissy's mercurial temper doesn't make her easy to get along with, and Vinnie isn't a queer.
Are Vinnie and Sissy meant for each other? How can Vinnie keep her when everybody in the Lower East Side wants her? Is he just infatuated -- or is he really queer?
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Just As You Are by Sam Singer

Transgender Erotic Romance
Blurb:
Every relationship Jesse has ever been in ended for the same reason -- she's Male-to-Female Transgender. When she starts dating Brandon, his kind heart and tenderness quickly win her over.
But before she can tell him she loves him, she must tell him the truth.
She tells Brandon she was born male and, though it's no surprise he walks out, she's still devastated. So she's stunned when he does something no one else ever has.
Brandon comes back.
What she wants to know is why?

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September 11, 2013

Publisher Week: Day 4 JMS Books Bisexual Romance #RLFblog #glbt @JMSbooksllc

This is Publisher Week at Romance Lives Forever. Three publishers will be featured, each during one special week. Those publishers are Boroughs Publishing Group in February, Liquid Silver Books in June, and JMS Books LLC in September.
JMS Books 

JMS Books LLC — Bisexual Romance
As a show of thanks, I would like to offer a special promotional code to readers of your blog to use THIS WEEK ONLY while we're visiting. To save 40% off your order, visit http://www.jms-books.com and enter the code RLFblog (just like that) during checkout. The code is good for one use per customer, and expires on September 15, 2013. So check out our site and save on our books today!
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JMS Books LLC is a small press specializing in LGBT romance, from sweet to erotic. We publish all flavors of the rainbow, and that includes bisexual books. Some are menage, but some aren't.
This post will highlight some of the books in this genre which have sold very well for us. Click on the links to view the books on our site, where you can read excerpts from each. Also, check back here throughout the day to read comments by our authors promoting their titles with us, since we're limited to only five books in the post itself.
These bisexual erotic romance stories represent the type of stories we love to publish:
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The Sarran Plague by A.C. Katt
MMF Menage Sci-Fi Erotic Romance
Blurb:
On far away Sarran, the Warriorpair Jonal and Tonas, along with the rest of the planet's males, lost their Fem when the Zyptz unleased a toxin that killed only females. Sarrans mates in Triad, two males with one female, and without fems, their civilization stared extinction in the face.
But the Sarrans are tough and smart. They searched the galaxy for a genetically compatible species and found Earth. They were told the Earthen fems were an inferior species, with many unable to establish the psychic link essential to the triad bond, but they had to try.
En route, from as far out as the asteroid belt, they heard fem voices calling to the mates. Success! But their joy is short-lived, because the human fems are in pain -- they are dying. The Zyptz found Earth before the Sarrans and unleashed their toxin.
Admirals Jonal and Tonas are determined to obtain a fem at almost any cost, and rush to save Anya, because they've already mated with her in their minds.
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Kiss Me, Straight by Michael P. Thomas
Gay/Bisexual Erotic Romance
Blurb:
Beijing, Tokyo, Sydney -- these exciting cities are standard fare in the life of flight
Kiss Me Straight
attendant Todd Eisenbraun, and he chases a romance with sexy-but-straight Josh through them all.
Closer to home, a new neighbor in his San Francisco apartment building has a huge crush on Todd. His friends -- Katie, a flight attendant-turned-small appliance repairwoman, and Marzipan Q. Thespian, a man-dangling local philanthropist -- think Todd should at least give Chris a shot. Sure, he's overweight, but he's also handsome, a hilarious playwright, and a great cook ... what's not to love?
Todd and Chris become quick friends, but Todd's idea of the perfect man is skinny and straight, and Chris is decidedly neither. Josh may have a fiancée and a teenaged son, but Todd just knows he's "the One."
But if Josh is straight, the road to love is not; Todd is jostled by internalized homophobia, body image issues, exotic locales, the glamorous world of sewing machine repair, and a community theater musical salute to the life of Judy Garland before he arrives at the realization that he's been looking way too hard for something he may have already found.
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Portal to Eden by Tinnean
Portal to Eden
Lesbian/Bisexual Sci-Fi Erotic Romance
Blurb:
Terra is overcrowded, but a solution may have been found -- tucked away in Roswell is alien technology that leads to the creation of a method of space travel known as portaling.
A party of soldiers and scientists led by Dr. Emma Bradley, Colonel John Berger, and Dr. Layton Tremayne are about to take what they believe is the first step into the unknown. But what they discover is not only a wonder but a puzzle. The city of Eden on the distant planet Nibiru has obvious Terran influences. Who was there before them?
When Emma, John, and Layton return to Terra, they're dismayed to find things are even worse than they were when the trio left. The atmosphere is on the verge of toxicity and the population is reaching Malthusian proportions. Worse, there are plans afoot to portal the excess population off Terra to planets which may not be what their new inhabitants expect. Most won't survive.
Then they learn that a platoon of soldiers were portaled to Eden for a planned invasion of Nibiru and the surrounding planets. Emma, John, and Layton scramble to stop the military action, but will they be able to take back the city that's become their home?
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Sexual Deception by Eva Hore
Bisexual BDSM Erotic Romance
Blurb:
Sarah's brother, Steven, has been bullied at work. To help him overcome his difficulties,
Sexual Deception
Sarah accompanies him to see a psychiatrist named Michael Martin. She's blown over by Michael's good looks, his charisma, and his obvious interest in her.
When Michael asks her out, Sarah is swept up in a whirlwind romance, but she gets much more than she bargained for. Michael takes her on a roller coaster ride of emotions, from first date to marriage, and introduces her to some illegal sexual activities within his practice.
Disgusted, she befriends a patient named Bethany and, with the help of Bethany's brother, Jackson, they swear to bring down Michael and his perverted ways. Sarah learns the hard way that the man she married isn't who she thought he was. Can she escape Michael's manipulative and devious ways? Or will she become just another victim of his sexual deception?

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The Facialist by Mykola Demenituk
Gay/Bisexual Erotic Romance
Blurb:
The Facialist 
It's New York City in the 1950's when Timmy discovers his own sexuality. But he's aroused by men and women, which confuses him. Then Timmy meets Dickie, who likes to take young men under his wing and teach them the arts of fellatio, and Dickie's current young protégé, Shelly.
But Dickie is abusive, much like the men who have used Timmy for their own sexual release since he was a child. His attraction turns to Shelly, but who wants nothing to do with him.
Timmy is also seduced by an older Polish woman, an acquaintance of his mother's. Confused by his own desires, Timmy returns to his favorite activity -- cruising the pathways of Tompkins Square Park.
Will Timmy accept his sexuality without fear or shame? Or does he risk losing himself to his own hungry desires?
NOTE: This book won a Lambda Literary Award in 2012.

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