Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Zombies Ahead? Well, these zombies give head to survive. Club Zombie is a safe place for new zombies to transition and it provides a sexy environment for them to seek a mate while extracting from patrons the "male essence" that keeps the boys eternally hot.
New zombie Kai Bauer won't turn into a rotting, brain-devouring monster, but that's not much comfort when he discovers unmated zombies lose their ability to orgasm. He doesn’t know how he'll bring himself to ingest medicine, let alone take a male mate…until he moves in with Jasper, a hot ex-priest who makes Kai crave just that.
Uncle Franz was once again screaming angrily, “Kai! Kai! Get your ass up here!” There was nothing new about this because his uncle was always yelling or causing a commotion instead of doing the work that needed to be done around their small family winery. Kai looked at over fields feeling pride at what his hard work would hopefully produce. His uncle didn’t seem to care that it was almost the growing season and there was a lot to be done before the grapes could safely be brought to fruition.
“Yes, sir!” Kai shouted up to the house as he turned to hike up the hill. It was an old stone house built by his great grandfather. The Bauer’s had lived in Ostringen, Germany for generations. The rock structure was sturdy, but it was in grave need of repair. Uncle Franz had let things go for the last ten years, so small fixes turned into big overhauls.
There was a fancy car on their gravel driveway. Kai sighed. The debt collectors had probably sent reinforcements. No matter how much money he gave to their creditors, his Uncle seemed to drink it away, racking up more bills in the process. It was an uphill battle, but someone needed to take care of his younger cousin.
After his parents had died ten years ago, Kai had been sent to live with his abusive uncle. His parents had always avoided contact with the man, and now he knew why. However, his uncle and cousin were his only living relatives. The only bright spot was getting to know his little cousin better. Ulrich was a couple years younger than he was, but the kid quickly turned into his best friend. They were inseparable.
Kai washed his hands at the side of the house with the hose as he thought of what he could say in terms of damage control. Kai grimaced as he looked down and saw his clothing covered in dirt and grime from the fields. He brushed himself off as best as he could. His wet hands were turning the dirt into mud on his shirt. Maybe they would see how hard he worked and give them an extension so they could keep the tiny vineyard and house.
“You’re a mess, boy.” His uncle tried to cuff him in the back of his head as he entered the house, but the large dark skinned stranger stayed his uncle’s hand.
“Don’t lay another hand on this boy. He’s ours now.” The man’s deep voice claimed. His uncle’s eyes flashed with anger but even he wasn’t stupid enough to go against a man that big.
What? He was whose? “Excuse me. I am a mess. Should I change?” Kai looked at his furious uncle and knew there would be hell to pay later.
The fair skinned shorter man stepped forward with his hand out. The guy was so pretty he could have passed for a female in the right light. “That won’t be necessary. I’m Beau Renou.” He gave Kai a stunning smile as he shook his hand lightly.
The black man held out his hand but not before giving Uncle Franz another look of warning. “Lafayette. Nice to make your acquaintance, Kai Bauer.” The big guy squeezed Kai’s hand tight in a manly handshake that almost hurt.
“You’re not from around here.” Kai asked in English. Their German was good, but he could hear a decidedly strange accent to it.
“Definitely not.” Beau laughed and looked over at Lafayette who grinned at him before frowning at Kai’s uncle again. “We’re Americans.”
Kai thought he’d caught a break. Americans were usually pushovers for a down-on-the-luck story. “Look, the harvest isn’t for several months but with the upcoming weather predicted I know it will be a good year. Please just give us a chance.”
“A chance?” Lafayette asked in German. “A chance for what?” He looked around the dimly lit stone house.
Kai answered in English, “To pay.” He didn’t want his uncle to follow the conversation.
“No need to pay us. We are here to pay you.” Lafayette amended, “Or for you actually.”
“Huh?” Kai was lost. They were here to pay for him?
Beau’s smile lit up his face as he filled Kai in. “Your uncle agreed for you to come to America with us. We have some…work for you to do.”
The way the guy hesitated on the word ‘work’ made Kai become suspicious. “What? What work?”
Lafayette cleared his throat. “We can discuss that later…on the plane.”
Shaking his head, he stated a basic fact. “I can’t just leave.” Kai struggled to remember why. Other than his younger cousin there was nothing left here, but unpleasant memories, hard work and abuse. His uncle was awful. He had no friends. School was over, and it wasn’t like he could even afford to go to the local college. He genuinely hoped he could find a way to send Ulrich to Heidelberg University so he could have more opportunities in life.
“We paid off your uncle’s debts and gave him enough to live on.” Beau gave him more information that still didn’t tell him what they wanted with him.
“You’re going, boy.” His uncle sneered as he pointed a finger in his face. “You ungrateful cur. I got you a good job.”
Doing what? But why bother asking, he knew his Uncle had no clue. He looked at the two strangers. They seemed nice enough, but he couldn’t just pick up and go. “My younger cousin, Ulrich. I, um, can’t really leave him here.”
Lafayette glared at his uncle. “Ulrich will be fine. Your uncle promised he would not be harmed in any manner.” His German words were bitten off harshly ensuring everyone knew what he implied if things didn’t go as promised.
Ulrich’s blond head stuck out of the bedroom and said, “I will be fine. Go!” He hurried over to hug him and whisper, “It’s an opportunity for you to get out of here.”
“I don’t want to leave you.” Kai clutched tight to the only thing that made sense in his world after he lost his parents. How could he leave him behind?
“I don’t want you to go either, but you can come back for me.” He stepped back with tears streaming down his face as he bravely smiled. “Or maybe I can visit you.”
With an exchange of looks between the strangers, Lafayette started typing into his phone. Beau smiled at Ulrich and touched him on the shoulder. “Tomorrow you will be getting a computer system. Someone will be here to install it. This way the two of you can stay in touch.”
“I always wanted a computer.” His uncle said as if he would know what to do with one.
Lafayette stopped using his phone and stepped up into the man’s space. He towered over him as he spelled it out. “You will not touch it or Ulrich. You will spend the money we gave and will continue to give if our instructions are followed. If not…”
“Um, yes, sir.” Uncle cowered resentfully.
Kai had never heard his uncle so submissive. Even in town he usually played the big man although everyone knew he was just a piece of shit.
His cousin reassured him. “See you’ll still be able to keep tabs on me.” He leaned in close again and spoke in English. “Go. I can see you are supposed to go. It is how it should be. It will make things right…somehow.”
Neither of them understood Ulrich’s moments of clairvoyance, but they learned not to question its accuracy. Kai didn’t like it, but he nodded. “Okay. But we are talking every day.”
Lafayette looked up from typing into his phone. “A phone will be delivered to you as well.”
Beau batted his eyes at Lafayette before grinning, “And a few other surprises.” Turning his head, he glared at Kai’s uncle. Beau may have been smaller than Lafayette but appeared to have the ability to kick his Uncle Franz’s ass too. “We will be watching you.”
Lafayette clicked his phone off and slid it into his pocket. “Time to go.” The big man said as he was heading for the door.
“What? Already?” It was all happening so fast Kai didn’t have time to take a deep breath.
“I already gathered your stuff.” Ulrich went into their room and brought out an old duffel bag filled with his things.
“Thanks.” He grabbed his cousin tightly into a hug, not wanting to let the kid go.
When they broke apart, Beau spoke to both of them in English. “We will be coming back for Ulrich.” Not seeing any surprise in Ulrich’s eyes, he said, “But you already know that don’t you.”
Ulrich nodded once and gave Kai another brave smile. “Go now and call me.”
Without a word to his Uncle, he grabbed his bag and left the small vineyard on the hill. He left the tiny town behind the day before his nineteenth birthday. If it weren’t for leaving Ulrich behind, it would have been cause for complete celebration.
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RELEASE DATE: 12/12/12
CATEGORY: Gay Erotica, Contemporary Erotica, Group/Orgy, BDSM Elements, Zombies, Club Zombie.
ELEMENTS: Anal Sex, Oral sex, Group Sex/Orgy, Exhibitionism, Voyeurism, and BDSM elements with “Zombies” that drink ejaculate to live.
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Posted by Stiff Rain Press at 7:06 PM
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
By Suzanne Graham
I was first introduced to erotic romance in 2008, when I joined my local writers group. I have the fabulous fortune to be in a group with Brynn Paulin, Bronwyn Green, Mia Watts, Temple Hogan, Simone Anderson, and Abigail Barnette, among others. What a powerhouse of erotic romance writers to learn and grow with!
I was very new to writing and had completed my very first manuscript, a contemporary woman’s fiction novel, which shall never see the light of day. I was a lover of romance novels from a young age and knew this was where I wanted to focus my writing. Then I learned about the advantages of writing erom for the epublishing market – high demand from readers and a fast entry into publishing. Being a fan of sex, I decided to try my hand at writing the spicy fantasies in my head, and my first story was accepted. It was the beginning of a wonderful love affair!
Since then, I have been reading and writing to explore sexuality and the erotic responses of different fetishes, and I couldn’t be happier with my new (pre)occupation. Through my research, I have met fascinating individuals who have introduced me to like-minded communities, such as the online community of fetlife.com. This website is an amazing testament to the diversity of human sexuality with a list of nearly 900 fetishes!
I am thrilled to be invited to join the authors submitting their “outside of the box” erotica stories to Stiff Rain Press. There are so many ideas I am anxious to explore, and I hope readers will enjoy the erotic experiences available here.
Suzanne Graham has always been an avid reader and diary writer. After inheriting boxes of romance books from her aunt, she decided to try putting her own stories on paper. Suzanne met her husband, a fellow American, as an exchange student at the University of Warwick in England. They are the proud parents of three boys. In her spare time, you can usually find Suzanne on the living room couch reading sexy stories.
Suzanne loves to connect with readers. To find her online, check out her Twitter and Facebook links on her blog: http://www.suzannegraham.blogspot.com/
Posted by Stiff Rain Press at 7:56 AM
Thursday, November 8, 2012
By Carol Lynne
I’ve been writing for six and a half years, published for almost six, and free to write exactly what I wanted for…six months. What? I write M/M Erotic Romance, how much farther can I go, right? Well, even in Erotic Romance there are rules that a writer must follow.
Each publisher is different, but the majority wants a happily-ever-after ending, characters who don’t cheat or anything they consider outside a normal sex-life between two people. I’ve written within these guidelines for years, and I thought I was fully expressing myself, but I had no idea what else was out there.
While speaking to a friend in the publishing business, we started to discuss our love of stories outside the normal box of romance. We decided that maybe it was time to create a publishing house that would not only allow an author to create stories with no rules attached but also embrace them. A house where brothers could fall in love with brothers and love didn’t always have to end happily. A safe place where readers could find well-edited stories of unusual couples who are as diverse as the world we are living in. Thus, Stiff Rain Press was born. With three other partners, all of whom also own a successful ebook publishing company, we created an Erotica and Taboo Erotic Romance ebook publishing house that would allow authors to spread their wings.
The biggest problem I’ve found in writing with no restrictions attached is sticking with one story long enough to finish it. I have about ten different books started because I’m like a kid in a candy store. There are so many things that I’ve wanted to explore, but previous publisher restrictions have stopped me. Well, not anymore, and boy am I loving the freedom.
I have a new brother story coming out later this month, The Westerfields of Chatham County, and I’ve promised myself that I’ll finish at least one more by the end of the year. I have another twin story, Blood Brothers, which I’m dying to work on, but, again, I know I have to stick with one at a time.
So, if you’re an author who wants to write outside the box or you’re a reader who wants to explore different avenues of erotica or taboo romance, Stiff Rain Press is the place for you.
An avid reader for years, one day I decided to write my own brand of erotic romance. While writing my first novel, Branded by Gold, I fell in love with the M/M genre. I juggle my time between being a full-time mother and a full-time writer. With over one hundred releases, one thing is certain, I love to keep busy. Although series books are my passion, I also enjoy the occasional stand-alone title.
I love to hear from my readers. You can email me at email@example.com. I also have two websites http://www.carol-lynne.net and http://www.cattlevalley.net.
Posted by Stiff Rain Press at 9:50 AM
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Erotica….It’s Always the Quiet One
Erotica is such fun! Characters exploring their sexuality in so many ways. They get to do things I’d never do. Or I've never have the chance to do!! I can push the characters to do something very bold and be a fly on the wall of a fantasy.
|Check the Coming Soon! tab for Cherry O's|
Also erotica lets people break out of boxes that life may have put them in. That’s the fun of writing. Even if it’s not an ongoing issue, many people are put in boxes by their families. The smart one, the athletic one, the pretty one, etc. Maybe, like me, you’re the quiet one, introverted by nature. But that doesn't mean you’re prudish or antisocial!
In person, I’m an introvert and people expect me to be a good little girl who is easily offended. If they only knew the things I research! The positions I put my characters in and the wild fun they get to have…that hardly qualifies me as an innocent.
Likewise, when people only know me online from what I write, they imagine all sorts of things. Like I’m in a sex swing seven nights a week or attend weekly orgies. I wish! Hell, I’d love to have the options and invitations some of my characters do. J
So being a contradiction doesn't help things going from my reality to my writing world, but I can always write about the conflict. A lot of people feel like they don’t fit in with their families, or that they were put in a box as a child. Some people out there will always label you, but it’s up to us if we stay in the box or not. I’ll never be bold enough to do some of the stuff my characters do…but if you know the real me, you know I’m not prudish or antisocial!
Get to know Cherry O:
At her Blog: http://eroticaauthorcherryo.blogspot.com/
Coming Soon: http://www.stiffrainpress.com/61.html
Also Available: IT House Call http://www.stiffrainpress.com/m8/05-978-1-62344-004-6--it-house-call-by-cherry-o.html
Posted by Stiff Rain Press at 5:08 PM
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Please join me in welcoming Geoffrey Knight to the Stiff Rain Press blog! Geoffrey is one of our authors. We're proud to have him, so I thought it would be a good idea to get a little insight into what makes Geoffrey tick. If you just can't get enough--and trust me, we can't--you can follow the links at the bottom of this post.
About Geoffrey Knight:
From palace-hopping across the Rajasthan Desert to sleeping in train stations in Bulgaria, from spinning prayer-wheels in Kathmandu to exploring the skull-gated graveyards of the indigenous Balinese tribes, Geoffrey Knight has been a traveler ever since he could scrape together enough money to buy a plane ticket. Born in Melbourne but raised and educated in countless cities and towns across Australia, Geoffrey was a nomadic boy who grew into a nomadic gay writer. When he’s not traveling the world, Geoffrey is traveling the world of his imagination—where the adventures, thrills and romance are limitless.
He currently owns his own advertising and design agency which he runs from his island home on the Great Barrier Reef, and can't wait to buy his next plane ticket—whether it’s real or imaginary.
1. Geoffrey, you’re a world traveler, so where do you get your inspiration from?
I truly love traveling and wherever I go, stories are always hatching in my head. I think experiencing the world and other cultures is one of the most important thing a person can do in their life. There’s so much to learn when you step out of your comfort zone and walk in someone else shoes, and it can really put things in perspective. Earlier this year I cycled down the side of a volcano in Bali (the outside, not the inside). I rode through all the villages on the way down and had lunch at a villager’s house, and in every village I passed through all the local kids came running out to high-five me as I rode by. These kids have virtually nothing—no electricity, no TV, just a roof over their heads—yet they were the happiest kids I’ve ever seen in my life. Now that’s inspiring! And there is so much visually in other cultures that I find inspiring. The sight of temples in the jungles of South East Asia or volcanoes in the Pacific or coastal towns perched on the cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean. There’s a story in every place you see…or at least a chapter :)
2. What’s your process when it comes to writing? Are you a plotter, or a pantser?
I’m definitely a plotter…but a very messy one. I have pieces of paper all over the house with hand-scribbled notes on them. I have to write down each move and motive, even if it’s something I then cross out and change, I keep that crossed out note so I remember why I crossed it out and don’t go around in a circle. With a lot of my books, there are lots of subplots that interweave and tiny clues planted here and there that lead to bigger things later, so those things definitely need to be plotted well in advance. I really need to have things very clear in my head before I start writing, otherwise I’ll lose the thread in my head and the whole thing will fall apart. I’m not one for padding or fluffing about. I used to write screenplays and there is zero wastage in a screenplay. You really learn the art of economic writing—if it’s not vital, don’t write it; if a scene doesn’t raise the stakes, don’t use it. I think that’s one of the most important lessons any writer can learn. Only write it if it’s important to the development of plot or character, otherwise you’re wasting your time and the readers’. Make every word count!
3. What do you hope your readers take away from reading one of your books?
I think that depends on what I’m writing, whether it’s a romance or an adventure or a thriller or just a plain, fun romp like Paperboy. If it’s something fun and escapist, like Paperboy or one of my gay adventures of mysteries, I hope they enjoy it and get to escape from the world for a little while. If it’s one of my romances, I hope that it touches them and let’s them into the world of being gay, overcoming obstacles, falling in love and being accepted for who you are.
4. How do you juggle writing into your work schedule?
Ugh, that’s the biggest challenge!! I once read a saying that being a writer is like having homework every night for the rest of your life, and it’s true! I have to admit I’m very fortunate in that I run my own business from home so that gives me a lot of flexibility, I can make the hours work in my favor and once or twice a month I get a few days when my business work is light so I can get some writing done, but on the flipside of that there’s other times when I’m working 24/7 on the business and I can’t think about writing for a week or so. The thing that gets exhausting is that you really never get a day off…if I’m not working on my business, then I really need to seize those moments and get some writing done. But NOT writing is not an option. Any writer knows it’s not a choice, it’s an obsession!
5. What are you working on now?
Right now I’m doing a lot of editing. I’ve just had Paperboy released, as well as my non-fiction book Why Straight Women Love Gay Romance, and coming up between now and GayRomLit in mid October I have a bunch of books due for release including my sweet romantic novella Hotel Pens, my thriller Harm’s Way, a coming-of-age novel called On The Overgrown Path, as well as my mystery To Catch A Fox which I co-wrote with Ethan Day. It’s a deluge of books, but timing just worked out that everything was due out at once, plus I wanted to make the most of GRL to let readers know what’s out. During all that I’ll be working on my shifter book Serpent for SRP, which I’m really excited about. It’s the first in a series of gay shifter action novels called The Ark. I haven’t written a gay adventure since the beginning of the year, so I’m keen to jump into the action again!
6. Quick run answers:
a. Out to eat, or cook at home? Cook at home, definitely. With a glass of wine.
b. SCUBA or snorkel? Snorkel (I live on the Great Barrier Reef and snorkelling here rocks!)
c. Deserted island or mountain getaway? Deserted island. I’m already on it! :)
d. Sweet or salty? Salty.
e. Computer or laptop? Laptop.
f. Red wine or white? White. Red wine gives me headaches.
g. Dogs or cats? Both. I have two of each.
h. Pedicure or backrub? Oh backrub! Right now please!! :)
7. Is there anything else you’d like your readers to know about you?
The two most important things to me as a writer are character and story construction. Something I touched on earlier is that I write with meaning. Every word I write has meaning and motive, it is there for a reason. Everything that appears in my books is a pre-meditated, calculated choice. I don’t just write to fill pages. Sometimes that means a story will be 20 pages long, sometimes it’ll be 400 pages long, but nothing is there for padding, nothing is there to waste your time, it’s all there for good reason…even if that reason isn’t immediately apparent, especially in my adventure and mystery stories. Some people think that adventure and action are shallow, but I try to make my stories as multi-layered as possible to make your reading experience as enjoyable as possible. So look closely for the clues, the metaphors, the hints, the hidden meanings and messages...they’re all there :).
Geoffrey, thank you for taking the time to answer a few of our burning questions! Your life sounds glamorous... and busy! Getting to experience even a fragment of what you've learned traveling makes the plot journey all the more rewarding.
How about we cut to the chase and get some blurbs posted! Geoffrey has THREE upcoming books with us. We know you're going to love them as much as we do!
Boys of Perfection Series, Book One
Welcome to Perfection, California. The year is 1961. The picket fences are white, the lawns are green, and the sprinklers are shiny and new. But they’re not the only things spurting high into the summer air.
Because behind every closed door in Perfection, there’s a perfect ass, including that of Clark, Perfection’s 18-year-old paperboy, who on his last day in town before leaving on a Greyhound bus for Harvard, delivers more than just the news—
—thanks to the help of the town’s dashing, silver-haired dentist and his retractors—
—followed by the town’s handsome Chief of Police, his Deputy and a pair of handcuffs—
—followed by the burly, bear-hugging owner of the local hardware store who, with the help of Clark and a few other close buddies, gets to test out that new swinging contraption in his workshop.
Yes, this paperboy is destined to leave Perfection… with a smile on his perfect face.
Who are we to choose the one we love?
After the death of their Balinese mother and American father in a plane crash, twins Logan and Landis Bradshaw are sent to live with their eccentric Aunt Maggie on a remote island off the coast of Java. A bestselling romance author, Maggie instills in the boys all they need to take on the world: a sense of passion, creativity and adventure. Or so she believes.
For in her efforts to equip the boys for the outside world, Maggie has instead created for them the perfect world on the island.
Unhindered by the rules and reasoning of a society built on tradition and religion.
But as the boys reach adulthood, tragedy will once again strike Logan and Landis, and when the outside world invades their island paradise, the twins are faced with a choice:
To let the world in.
Or seal it off forever.
It is a decision prompted by the arrival of a single stranger. A man who is handsome. Quiet. Clever. And completely unsuspecting of the journey to Java that will change his life forever.
Taboo - Gay - Ménage/Multiple Partners
Book One of The Ark
Welcome to The Ark, a top secret government agency established some thirty years ago after proof of the world’s first recorded werewolf was verified. Since then, not only has the U.S. government has been tracking down and ‘recruiting’ countless shifters around the world, but more importantly, a deal has been struck: the government will protect all shifters and keep their existence a secret from the media and the masses, and in return, shifters will be called upon, when needed, to help deal with situations of global concern.
Fast Forward to Present Day Thailand.
Ark Agent Seth Kane is a snake shifter, thriving in the jungles of Koh Ngu, the island of serpents off the coast of Thailand, until the day Ark Director Noah Nightingale appears out of the blue. She has a mission for Seth: to find Cleopatra’s Key, the legendary key that will unlock the long lost tomb of Cleopatra, the last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, who took all of Egypt’s true secrets to the tomb with her.
Ark knows that their best hope of getting hold of the Key is a snake shifter, swift through the sand and able to slither through the cracks and crevasses of any temple, tomb or trap!
But Seth has more to contend with than simply finding Cleopatra’s Key. Handsome, young and very clumsy British Egyptologist, James Somerset, is the one person with all the information needed to find the Key… which makes him the number one target of an extremist Middle Eastern cult that will stop at nothing to destroy the secrets of the past to prevent humankind from ever seeing a future.
From the islands of Thailand to the banks of the Nile, from the Gulf of Aqaba to the buried temples of Sinai, you’re invited on a journey that will shift your definition of love and adventure.
Gay - Action/Adventure - Paranormal/Dark Fantasty
THE BOSS' SON
Anson Tate has it all—charm, a sense of adventure and gorgeous looks. He’s also the son of the most successful investment broker in New York. As the sole heir of Tate & Partners, Anson has free reign to service the company’s most important clients as he sees fit. And service them he does!
Perry Scott doesn’t have a lot, at least not compared to Anson. His rent is overdue, his credit card is maxed out and his folks need another hand-out to stop the bank from repossessing their home. So when he lands a gig at Tate & Partners as Anson’s new PA, Perry hopes things are looking up. Little does he know how far up he’ll go for Anson!
For several clients abroad desperately need Anson’s up close and personal advice on their investments. And within days of starting his new job, Perry is about to get to know his new boss very well…
In the English countryside, Anson will be cracking the whip to make sure Lance Lancaster, the son of the Queen’s saddler, has a vested interest to ride his father’s stocks as hard as he can.
In Paris he’ll be burning the midnight candle at both ends to make sure world renowned perfumier Christophe Delacroix’s investments don’t lose their sweet scent.
In Rome he’ll be strutting his stuff and exposing a brand new portfolio of assets that’ll give fashion extraordinaire Massimo de Marco a reason to take off his trademark sunglasses.
And from one continent to the next, from one client to another, Perry Scott will learn one valuable lesson from the Boss’ Son.
Business is pleasure.
Mainstream - Gay - Contemporary
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Posted by Stiff Rain Press at 8:15 AM