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Bedevil – A New Beginning…

Available from Amazon –  to buy, or to borrow for Kindle Prime and Kindle Unlimited subscribers

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We all have demons. They can be ignored, but they’ll surface eventually. Once they are out in the open should they be destroyed or tamed? Or perhaps they should be allowed free rein.

A family’s legacy of seduction and corruption comes to light when Gareth inherits the derelict Harbinger House. Gareth has previously risked ruining everything with  Tim by continuing his promiscuous lifestyle despite Tim’s insecurity about their relationship. The new start Harbinger House provides the couple is tainted by ghosts from Gareth’s past… and the demon that lurks inside does nothing to help either. Or does it?

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Saturday Seductive Studs Bloghop – #seductivestuds

Hi!

I’m not sure that I have a seductive stud for you, but I do have a seductive demon I’d like to share. Below is an excerpt from my M/M short story Bedevil, introducing Luka, a house guest with a difference…

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The warning cry from the rusting gate ripped his senses awake, but his mind was slow to follow. All Luka was aware of at first was the agony of sound and the warm trickle of blood from his ears. His muscles stretched as he moved, tendons almost tearing from the bone as he unraveled his body from its fetal position. He wailed with the new pain—a feeble echo of the metal against metal outside. His first intake of breath rasped down his throat and burned into his lungs. He clamped his mouth shut and breathed in deeply through his nose. The house was different—the odor of dust and mold and damp was still there, but something else too. The protesting gate had heralded the arrival of new flesh. He could smell it.

A river of cold air flowed across his pain-wracked body, caressing his arms, his chest, his legs—the outside world finding a way through a crack in his prison and reawakening his nerve endings to remind him of what he had been without for so long.

Touch. Skin against skin. Breath on skin…

You can read more from Bedevil HERE

To visit other participating authors, click on the banner below…and enjoy 🙂

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Halloween Heat M/M Blog Hop – Prizes At Every Stop

Get to know the authors from the Halloween Heat M/M mini-anthologies between October 12th and October 14th and be in with a chance of winning some great M/M fiction as well as gift certificates.

I was thrilled when Eden was chosen to be part of the Halloween anthology collection, being a lover of all things dark…

All Hallows’ Eve – the night when the barrier between the physical and supernatural worlds is at its weakest and magic can happen.

When Sebastian, a dusty, sad antiquarian, throws a Halloween party, the last thing Jack expects the evening to be is magical. A wrong turn in Sebastian’s country house leads him to the cause of his employer’s sadness – the gateway into a dark and bewitching garden of temptation. Surrounded by nature at its most wicked, Jack is seduced by a master craftsman – a true force of nature.

You can find Eden in Halloween Heat Vol 1

Halloween Heat I
An Anthology of Erotic Paranormal M/M Romance

Five erotic stories of gay love and passion with a paranormal twist—ghosts and spirits and otherworldly delights, perfect for Halloween.

“Love Lies Deep” by Tristram La Roche
“Idle Hands” by Reneé George
“Costumes” by Dianne Hartsock
“Eden” by Kiran Hunter
“Set in Stone” by Elin Gregory

Buy Halloween Heat I here:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble
All Romance eBooks

Halloween Heat IV
Erotic Contemporary M/M Romance

Two hot tales of contemporary gay romance to fill your goodie bag this Halloween.

“Trex or Treat” by Tara Lain
“Desert Candy” by AC Fox

Buy Halloween Heat IV here:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble
All Romance eBooks

Win!

For the chance to win a copy of my first Etopia Press publication, my short story – Bedevil,  in whichever e-format you prefer, leave a comment below and tell me who you think the sexiest creature of the night is, including your email address (mine is Angelus, BTVS).

Competition closes at midnight Sunday 14th October EST.

One winner will be drawn on Monday 15th October.

Hop on over to visit the other Halloween Heat M/M authors and find out more about their stories and see what treats they are offering for you to win!

Click on the links below to visit the other authors!

Dianne Hartsock Costumes
Kiran Hunter Eden
Renee George Idle Hands
Tara Lain Trex or Treat
Tristram La Roche Love Lies Deep
Elin Gregory Set in Stone

Happy hopping!

Kiran

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M/M Author Interview – Elin Gregory

Today I’d like to introduce fellow Etopia Press author Elin Gregory. Elin’s historical novella Alike as Two Bees was released earlier this month.

Hello, Kiran. Thank you very much for inviting me to your blog today. Also for the interesting questions you have asked. Some of them have been quite tricky to answer. 🙂

Kiran: Tell me what made you want to be a writer. Why did you choose the genre you write?

Elin: I don’t think I ever made a conscious choice to be a writer. I’ve told stories all my life and started writing them down for the fun of it when I was small. It’s something I’ve always done. The BIG thing is that I’ve finally got a bit braver about showing the stories to other people. As for the genre, I’ve always written heroes rather than heroines and generally the hero had close and loving male friend with whom he had adventures. Finding work by people like Erastes, Alex Beecroft, Charlie Cochrane and Josh Lanyon was a huge inspiration.

Kiran: What do your friends and family think of your writing?

Elin: As long as shirts are ironed and food is cooked the family doesn’t mind it. The one friend I told about it was baffled and said that surely it was more interesting writing about women. But my friends online have been brilliant. Without their support and encouragement I would never have considered submitting a story anywhere.

Kiran: I’d love to know what inspired your latest release, Alike as Two Bees.

Elin: This was my inspiration:

I thought it might be fun to write about the person who might make something similar, about his problems and who might spark his interest.

Since the horses are so beautifully depicted I decided that the other protagonist should be a horseman. I like writing about men who have specific skills and I know a lot about Philon and Hilarion that I didn’t put into the story. I’m very fond of them both.

Kiran: How do you approach writing sex scenes? Do you find it difficult to keep them fresh?

Elin: I approach writing sex scenes with extreme trepidation. It’s not something I find easy and I know I’m not good at it so I avoid writing sex unless there’s some way in which it will enhance the plot or develop the characters. Even then I tend not to be very explicit. Sadly, anything with an M/M label is automatically classed as erotica whether there’s any sexual content or not, which puts one in the position of having to add at least a bit. Keeping it fresh is a huge issue because there’s only so many ways one can phrase the act. But I’m not worrying too much about it yet. I’m hoping that as the situation arises the differences in the characters involved will ring the changes.

Kiran: Do you have any plans to try your hand at writing in a completely different genre?

Elin: No plans for anything radically different in future. I expect I’ll stick with gay relationships, but I’ve tried a bit of everything over the years. Paranormals, westerns, fantasy. Even het romance, though that was a parody of Georgette Heyer. I haven’t tried sci fi because I’m not scientifically minded and I haven’t tried horror because I don’t like being scared. All the things I’m working on at present are historical but I do have ideas for a couple of contemporary stories. Basically, if I write one story to completion after another I think I have enough stories planned or partly written to last me ten years and more plot bunnies arrive every week. My mother would LOVE it if I wrote a story about a lovely old lady. Maybe Senior Citizen Romance is a genre I should try? I’m almost there myself. 🙂

Kiran: Who is your all-time favourite gay fiction author? Are there any new authors who have grabbed your interest?

Elin: Over the past month I’ve been delighted or moved or kept up late by Erastes, Josh Lanyon, R J Scott, Charlie Cochrane and J L Merrow. And that’s the problem. There are so many fabulous established authors that it’s taking me a while to catch up with the brand new ones. The new [to me] author I’m planning to read next is Charlie Cochet, who is writing noir mysteries. I love that whole feel – the mean streets down which a man must walk – and when the man has a secret about his sexuality so much the better!  I love stories with a strong plot so tend to go for mysteries or historicals rather than romances where the difficulties involved in a relationship is the whole of the plot. I’m anticipating a really good read in “The Amethyst Cat Caper”!

Kiran: What can we expect from Elin Gregory in the future?

Elin: Pirates! Eventually. I work in a museum and in 2010 I researched and mounted an exhibition about Welsh pirates and buccaneers. I decided not to let the work go to waste once the exhibition was over. Now I’ve got 95K words of a story set in the Leewards Islands in 1718 about a disgraced naval Lieutenant who falls into bad company. It’s been done a million times before but I don’t care. I’ve been having great fun with it. But I’ve got a mass of other things in the pipeline. Celts vs Saxons in 7th century Northumbria. A spy caper set in 1928 London.  A WW2 story about Dunkirk, the battle of Britain and the shepherding year. I’m doing a lot of background reading J

Thank you very much for having me on your site, Kiran, and for asking such interesting questions.

It’s been a pleasure getting to know about you and your writing, Elin.

And here is  Elin Gregory’s novella, Alike as Two Bees released by Etopia Press:

Horses, love, and the tang of thyme and honey…

 In Classical Greece, apprentice sculptor Philon has chosen the ideal horse to model for his masterpiece. Sadly, the rider falls well short of the ideal of beauty, but scarred and tattered Hilarion, with his brilliant, imperfect smile, draws Philon in a way that mere perfection cannot.

 After years of living among the free and easy tribes of the north, Hilarion has no patience with Athenian formality. He knows what he wants—and what he wants is Philon. Society, friends and family threaten their growing relationship, but perhaps a scarred soldier and a lover of beauty are more alike than they appear.

ISBN # 9781937976194

Word Count: 19,664

Heat Index: mildly spiced – korma rather than vindaloo

Alike As Two Bees is available from:

Amazon US, Amazon UK, All Romance, B&N, Kobo

Elin also has stories in these books (click on the images to find out more):

You can find out more about Elin Gregory herself here:

http://elingregory.blogspot.com

http://elin-gregory.livejournal.com

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003403011749&sk=wall

And on Twitter as @ElinGregory

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Author Interview: Tristram La Roche

FIXED by Tristram La Roche is released today!

For the first of my interviews with erotica/romance writers I decided to try out my interrogation skills on Tristram La Roche, a fellow author with Etopia Press. It was a bit of a struggle tying him to the chair – but I got there in the end…

Kiran: You are steadily gaining a name for yourself writing gay (M/M) fiction – gay romance to be precise. Traditionally the romance genre is dominated by female writers. What made you decide to write romance?

Tris: It wasn’t so much a decision to write romance as a decision to write about gay characters. It’s true that my first three novellas are romances, but they are not by any means gooey and fluffy. I started to get distressed by the way gay men were being portrayed in some of the fiction that’s about; if you read some of them, you could simply change one of the characters to a woman and the story, the sex, the emotions could remain exactly the same. This is wrong. Gay men do not think and act like women. I think I know, I am one. My fourth book, due out before Christmas (hint), is an historical MM and, whilst there is a love story in there, it’s far from traditional.

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My first

…interview that is. And it wasn’t too painful. Author of bestselling gay fiction, Tristram La Roche, asked me some thought provoking questions. You can see the answers on his website.

Thank you to Tris for breaking me in gently.

I’ll be getting him to answer some questions of my own very soon.

K

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Let Loose…

At last, some good news to post! I am thrilled to say my first short story is due to be published by Etopia Press later this year. Bedevil is an erotic (M/M) paranormal tale about insecurity and obsession. I’m really looking forward to getting to know some of my fellow Etopia Press authors, and I’ll be sharing my conversations with them right here.

I’ll post the release date as soon as it is confirmed, and I can’t wait to share the cover art with you. I’ll also give you a taste of what’s to come over the next few weeks.

I’m still finding my feet but you can also find me on Facebook and Twitter.

Coming soon: Interview with up and coming author of gay fiction, Tristram La Roche

See you soon, K

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