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I am first and foremost, a story teller. My passions are M/M fiction and fantasy, and I combine these two things in my work. Among other things, in my books you will find men in love (with each other), vampires, demons, angels and shapeshifters.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Taste of Love series

The Taste of Love is a series that rotates around various paranormal couples. It is based on the idea that for each person, love "tastes" differently.
So far, the structure of the series is the following:
1. Belgian Chocolates and Incubus Kisses
2. Coffee, Donuts and a Werewolf Howl
3. Mint Ice Cream and a Vampire's Bite - coming soon
4. Caramel Popcorn and a Lion's roar - WIP

Published by Siren Publishing
Date of publication: 27.10.2012
Word count: 34.326 words

Here’s my problem, folks. My name is Mackenzie Scott and I’m a normal guy. The most exciting thing about me is my addiction to Belgian chocolates. I work nine to five at a law firm, and I have a crush on my gorgeous boss, Julian Hayes. But what’s life without a little unrequited love, right?
Then how in the world did the man I’ve wanted for two years end up bending me over his desk? Worse, what’s all this about him being an incubus? Why do I suddenly have hooves? And what’s this obsession about fondling my new horn?
I think I’m going to be sick. Well, that might be just because of indigestion. I hear unicorns don’t digest Belgian chocolates well. Seriously, I’m going to kill Julian. Wait… I can’t. I love him. I guess I’m just going to have to live with it. How hard can it be?

Published by Siren Publishing
Date of publication: 24.11.2012
Word count: 37.295 words

My name is Rylee Scott and I’m a hunter. I protect other humans from finding out about the supernatural. But I’m also the stepsibling of a half-breed unicorn, and, it seems, the mate of a werewolf.
How did I end up in this predicament, you might ask? With my brother, it’s a no-brainer, but with my supposed mate… Arden Laberge is everything I’ve wanted in a man, strong like a shot of pure black java, but with a gentle edge soothing away the harshness. Yes, I’m very fond of coffee. Sue me.
Arden seems to believe we fit, like coffee and donuts. But I don’t know anything anymore. How can I change my entire way of life, even for him? How can I not?
And as if that wasn't enough, my ex has returned to cause me even more problems. My life’s gotten too crazy, and not even a healthy dose of caffeine can help me figure it out.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Hop against Homophobia - A Confession

I have a confession to make. I used to be homophobic. Shocker, isn’t it? Well, it’s true. Kind of.

Due to my upbringing, I never once considered homosexual relationships, not even as a hypothetical fact. In my mind, they didn’t exist. Marriages and love could only happen between a man and a woman.

And then I left my small town and went to university. I met a lot of wonderful people and read some very interesting books. At first, it was all in good fun, but then it got me thinking. Why should love be restricted by gender, or anything else for that matter? It is the most beautiful thing in the world, and shouldn’t be shadowed by prejudice in any shape or form.

Looking back, it’s hard to believe I’m the same person I was during my high school years. But that’s normal, and I feel that I’ve grown a lot since those days. I am proud that I’ve gained new understanding.

And this brings me to my point. What is the root cause of homophobia? Partially, at least, it must be people who do not understand, who do not ask themselves questions, who blind themselves to new experiences. In my country, strong traditions keep many from arguing in favor of modernity, leaving them completely lost in their old ways, in their prejudice. Unfortunately, I have loved ones in this situation, and I cannot say I blame them for it. We have agreed to disagree, because at this point, I know I don’t have a chance in changing their minds.

This is why it is important for the young generation to grow in a different spirit. They should learn, like I did, that, as a good friend of mine says, love is love is love. There are no boundaries, other than the ones you set for yourself. As long as you and your chosen partner (or partners) care for each other and are consenting adults, no one should mind or should throw stones.

On this note, I’m going to share a small story with you. A few years back, while strolling in the city center with my best friend, we noticed two young men walking in front of us. They weren’t holding hands or anything like that, but I saw the closeness, I saw how they were trying to reach for each other without being obvious. Their affection was a beautiful thing, but I want them to be able to truly touch and kiss one day, without fearing public scorn.

I was very happy when I noticed how many authors, publishers, reviewers etc. enlisted in this blog hop. The task we have isn’t easy, and knowing that a lot of people out there are fighting for it encourages me, makes me think that one day, things will be better, for those young men and for all the other gay and lesbian couples out there.

Thank you for reading through my ramble. Comment to this post for the chance to win Deadly Mates 1. Moon’s Sweet Poison and Spirit Wolves 1. A Mate Beyond Their Reach. The blog hop lasts until the 20th, at which point a winner will be randomly drawn out of those who comment. Don't forget to leave your email address so I can contact you.

Also, find more authors, reviewers and publishers participating in this campaign here: http://hopagainsthomophobia.blogspot.com/

Look around, read through their experiences and don't hesitate to share your own. I'm sure that, like me, all those participants are looking forward to hearing your opinion.

Monday, January 30, 2012

The S.E.X. Factor series

The S.E.X. Factor series rotates around a group of humans who suffer from the S.S.E.X. syndrome, one that allows the to shape-shift into different animals. Their discoveries, friendships and love stories are documented in  books tentatively titled after song names. Current series structure (subject to change) is the following:
1. On the Wings of a Butterfly
2. The Wolf and the Raven
3. Dove Me Tender, Dove Me Sweet
4. Black and White
5. One Love of the Lion

Published by Siren Bookstrand
Date of publication: 30.01.2012
Word count: 39.257 words

Blue has always considered himself an anomaly, a freak. Always watched by his parents, he lives a hopeless existence due to his butterfly wings. His only comfort is a mysterious dream lover with golden eyes who comes to him at night. But Blue can’t even see his face and can’t even be sure the man is real.
When he dares to attempt an escape, Blue meets Wallace, a wolf-shifter. Wallace teaches him that there is so much more out there than Blue ever believed, that he is not alone like he’d thought.
As Blue struggles to accept the new revelations, emotions also emerge, paving the path to a brighter future. But there is someone still waiting to crush his dreams and his wings. With Wallace’s support, can Blue become a beautiful, bright butterfly, or will he forever be trapped in the cocoon of his own pain?

Published by Siren Bookstrand
Date of publication: 25.02.2012
Word count: 38.402 words

Leaving his boyfriend Lowell was the hardest thing Raven did. In spite of the werewolf’s possessiveness and the heartbreak he caused, Raven still loves him. He is tormented by memories of the good times between them.

Lowell has always loved Raven, but Raven’s strong bond with his best friend, Wallace, pushes him to believe there is a closer, romantic connection between the two. His jealousy tears apart his relationship with Raven. But when Wallace takes a lover, Lowell sees his chance. He tries to heal the rift separating him and Raven, but ends up making everything worse.

Feeling that he has lost Raven forever, Lowell receives one final blow when he is unfairly arrested for fraud. From behind bars, Raven seems farther away than ever. But there is a darker plot behind the arrest. Raven realizes Lowell is his mate, but this knowledge might come too late to save them.

Published by Siren Bookstrand
Date of publication: 31.03.2012
Word count: 39.345 words

When werewolf Maddox rescues dove Avery from a hunter, he is shocked by the emotions Avery rouses within him. Sparks fly, but Maddox sees Avery as too fragile to pursue a relationship.

A long time ago, Avery was kicked out by his parents for being gay. His boyfriend cast him aside, and a shocking event turned him into a fugitive. For the first time in ten years, Avery wants to trust someone, but his increasingly strong feelings for Maddox make him fear the werewolf's rejection.

However, as Avery becomes involved in an attempt to investigate who is hunting shape-shifters, his past makes an unexpected comeback. The appearance of Avery's first love arouses Maddox's jealousy and brings about new questions and problems. The truth Avery has been hiding will finally rear its ugly head, and when that happens, it will be up to Maddox to save his dove, and them all.

Published by Siren Bookstrand
Date of publication: 13.05.2012
Word count: 39.526 words
Buy link: Black and White

Black panther–shifter Onyx Grosvenor is a man without a past. When he meets Ivory Starr, he hopes he can have a future, perhaps build one at the fox’s side. But such a thing is easier said than done. Without a sense of his true identity, Onyx doesn’t feel he can be the man Ivory deserves.

Arctic fox Ivory has been attracted to Onyx ever since the fateful night he met the panther. It is an ongoing struggle not to pursue their chemistry and, instead, be the friend Onyx needs.

But both Ivory and Onyx have demons just waiting to attack. When those dark secrets make a comeback, the sexual tension between the two explodes into a bond that surprises them, and everyone else. Will that connection be enough to keep two people as different as night and day together, or will Ivory and Onyx be parted by circumstances beyond their control?