New Release: Mix ‘n’ Match

Remember when I said I wasn’t going to stop writing about gay Mormons anytime soon? I didn’t lie. In one week, on March 24, my next gay Mormony story comes out from Wayward Ink Publishing as part of its Mix ’n’ Match anthology: The heart wants what the heart wants. Race… Culture… Creed… Become little more … Read more

New Release: Men in Love

men in love

Here’s an excerpt from my short enemies-to-lovers story “American Master Bakers,” which takes place on a reality TV cooking show. It’s one of nineteen gay romances appearing in the anthology Men In Love from Bold Strokes Books, due out on April 1, 2016.

Joey hated Terence. He hated his perfect puff pastries, his melt-in-your mouth mille-feuilles, the way he arranged lebkuchen on a platter, and his baritone voice barking “yes, chef,” and “no, chef” loud enough to be heard over twelve roaring stand mixers. He hated Terence’s salt-and-pepper hair, prettier than white buttercream dusted with silver sugar, and how Terence didn’t seem to think anything was wrong with strolling naked between bedroom and bathroom at the contestants’ dorm, his nuts hanging low beneath his meaty cock, swinging shling-shlong, shling-shlong with every stride.

Terence had become the bane of Joey’s existence from that first day on the set of American Master Bakers. There’d been fifty contestants then, each presenting their signature bake for a chance at being on the full season. Within the four-hour time limit, Terence had somehow managed to bake and decorate a three-tier wedding cake with a different sponge in each layer, two custard fillings, and three jams from scratch. That alone would have made him a shoo-in, but then he’d decorated its flawless ganache with handcrafted fondant lovebirds that looked like the real thing.

“Well, Terence, we might as well skip the whole season and give you the bakers’ crown now!” had been the judges’ assessment.

Fucking show-off.

Hungry for more? You can pre-order Men in Love here.

Licked Author Interview with Adrea Kore

In December I had the opportunity to contribute to Licked, a wonderful pansexual anthology of short stories about oral sex. One of the others to contribute to the anthology was Adrea Kore, an erotic writer based in Melbourne, Australia. She publishes fiction and non-fiction, and is intrigued by both the transcendent and transgressive aspects of sexuality. She did a wonderful in-depth interview about her story with our editor, Jillian Boyd!

Licked is available on Amazon and AllRomance.com.


JillianWhat would you say your story is about?

Adrea: My story Wet Satin Plaything started off as several scenes of hot oral sex and intense, somewhat kinky sex, where a generally non-dominant woman is driven to a point where she finds her Inner Dominatrix.  It centred around a man and woman in relationship, the man is very into the act of cunnilingus, and gets off on all things associated with it – a woman’s sexual scent, lingerie, wetness, squirting. Seeing how many times he can get his lover to orgasm and assisting her to go deeply into that altered space of sexual pleasure.

But as I wrote those scenes, I realised something darker and more complex was trying to come out – an actual story where I wanted to explore the dynamics of something like addiction – addiction to sex with a certain lover.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT KORE DESIRES.

a review of Frat House Troopers

From the publisher: State trooper Brandt’s new assignment to infiltrate a sex-cam operation puts him in a very uncomfortable position, especially since he’ll have to perform naked on camera for his audition. Fortunately his partner and best friend, Donnelly, has his back—whether that means helping Brandt shop gay boutiques for sexy underwear or offering Jäger … Read more

Q & A with Brina Brady, author of the Rent Me series

I know Brina Brady from online writers’ groups, and was impressed by her commitment during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) last November. Not only did she write a complete novella For Me, she’s already published it, too! For Me is part of the Rent Me series, which focuses on Russian mobster Dmitri Dubrovsky, who falls in love … Read more

Guest Author: Angora Shade

Angora Shade is one of my fellow contributors to the Holiday Want Ads anthology from Torquere Press. She wrote a sexy piece about a woman who takes the bus to look at an apartment she saw advertised in the want ads. On her way there, she has an unexpected erotic encounter with another woman. That’s certainly one way to make a bus ride more interesting!  Get a taste of the action with the summary and excerpt below.

About Compatible Gardens

Bella enjoys making up names for strangers on the city bus and telling herself stories about them. But when Mr. Widebottom pushes Ms. Greencoat’s body and hand into her lap, Bella realizes that for the first time, she’s become part of the story.

Excerpt from Compatible Gardens

Ms. Greatcoat is moving. Her legs, which had shuffled a bit back toward the middle of her seat, press together while her knees angle toward me like an arrow. Her fingers flex under the corner of her bag in my lap, and the back of her hand presses down into me with deliberate force. At first I think she must just be adjusting to the continuous weight of her bag pinning her hand in my lap, but then I question her intentions as things go further. Each bump in the heavily used city street seems to allow her a moment to defy gravity: all passengers bounce, their bags and purses bounce, rise into the air, allowing for Ms. Greencoat’s hand to twist, slightly turn, or roll, until her hand is palm down, leaving it to rest like it’s natural to grasp a high inner thigh. But it’s not natural. Each small motion of her rotation makes my body grow more still, and shivers run down my neck and spine. My breath is loud as I inhale through my nose, and each wave of air burns inside my chest. My stomach drops a little too—a motion my jaw mimics for a moment, but as Ms. Stinkeye catches my face, I close my mouth and swallow hard: pray for me Sister; wickedness knows no boundaries. But is it the wickedness of Ms. Greencoat, or my mistake in thinking her intentions wicked? Apparently, I’m just as wicked. I can’t utter a word to stop her because I don’t want her to. A cold sweat begins to coat my back, as if it’s not enough to battle the heat growing continuously inside my gut and filling every vein from my navel down. It’s not enough to keep my clit from screaming a little lower, a little deeper, a little harder. And it happens. Is this happening?

Agora’s Bio:

Angora Shade is an American author living in what she lovingly refers to as “Sheep Shit Nowhere” Europe. In an attempt to add some spice to her small town life, Ms. Shade began writing explicit erotica as a form of self-entertainment. Exploring the boundaries of acceptable sexual literature, she often seeks to create stories not only to entertain others, but also expose and push against the negative stigma surrounding sex in modern day society. She believes sex in literature, art, personal thought, and physical nature should be celebrated and expressed openly and as easily as any God-given freedom. Her favorite themes in writing include revenge, self-discovery, alternative materials for love play/bdsm, as well as anything that produces a good tingle, sizzle, or laugh. When not writing, Ms Shade enjoys red wine, travel, dancing, classic cartoons, baking, and creating fine art.

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Author Interview: Suanne Schaefer

I recently had the opportunity to contribute to Licked, a wonderful pansexual anthology of short stories about oral sex edited by Jillian Boyd. One of the other writers to contribute to the anthology is Suanne Schafer, who wrote a moving piece about a lesbian couple dealing with breast cancer (excerpt above).

Suanne was born in West Texas in the midst of the Cold War. She remembers with some fondness that grade school drills for tornados and nuclear disasters were the same: crawl under your desk and kiss your rear-end goodbye. She is now a retired family practice physician and in October 2014 she completed the Stanford University Creative Writing Certificate Program. Oddly, her Stanford certificate is framed and hanging on the wall. Her medical school diploma is still sitting in the closet. She is currently fiction editor of Empty Sink Publishing, a literary magazine.

Enjoy this short Q&A with her!

What’s your story about?

In “Feeding Her,” two women must come to terms with one partner’s breast cancer.

What made you want to write a story for Licked?

I actually thought my story was too “serious” for erotica, but Rachel Kramer Bussel (Passion: Erotic Romance for Women, Best Bondage Erotica, Hide and Seek: Erotic Stories) encouraged me to submit it.

What was the inspiration behind your story?

A line from Allegra Goodman’s The Cookbook Collector in which her male protagonist, George, wants to feed Jess, his much younger love interest.

When did you first become aware of oral sex being a thing people did?

As a teenager eons ago.

Do you think oral sex, in all its forms, gets fair coverage in the media? Or do you feel it’s still something that people need to reconsider their attitudes about?

Oral sex tends to get bad press and be associated with some sense of “deviance.” Oral sex should be viewed as part of the repertoire lovers use to satisfy each other, no different than missionary sex.

Do you like incorporating variations of the act into your stories? Or was it something you wanted to try specifically for this anthology?

I have incorporated variations on most sexual positions in my work; this was my first attempt at writing lesbian erotica.

How can readers stay in touch with you?

New Anthology: Licked

I recently had the opportunity to contribute to Licked, a wonderful pansexual anthology of short stories about oral sex edited by Jillian Boyd. Jilly was a blast to work with! Here, she asks me a few questions about the story, and I attempt to answer:

What’s your story about?

Marcus first learns about oral sex at the age of eight by hearing about the Clinton impeachment proceedings on the BBC—and is immediately grossed out. Funny that just a decade later he can’t get enough of tasting Tommy MacDonald, a fellow teammate on his college’s rowing team.

“Sucker For Love” is a love story told in four acts of oral sex.

What made you want to write a story for Licked?

I love writing about oral sex. It was an opportunity I couldn’t resist.

What was the inspiration behind your story?

Oral sex can be such an intimate act. I thought it would be fun to use it as a focusing lens for a love story; different acts of oral sex over the course of a relationship could show the character’s deepening affection for each other. I also wanted to explore different kinds of oral sex. Marcus is pretty creative with his mouth.

When did you first become aware of oral sex being a thing people did?

I’m not sure, but I had an idea what it was by the time I was seven or eight—even though, like Marcus, I didn’t see the appeal.

Do you like incorporating variations of the act into your stories? Or was it something you wanted to try specifically for this anthology?

My erotica and erotic romances include oral sex more often than not. Mouths are fun!

What’s your favorite euphemism for oral sex, if you have one?

Licking the rainbow-flavored lollipop!