Goodies, Life Saving, and Meet The Author

Hey guys… Wanna hang out with me today?

Rocking Authors is doing a Facebook author get together!

It’s actually going on now if you’d like to meet some authors in the mm and erotica field. I have the last slot—I’m a night owl here, at 9-10pm CDT… CST? Freaking timezones. It’ll be under my actual name, Gabrielle DiBona because I don’t know how to fuck around with all that Facebook stuff, but I’ll be sure to announce I’m Sadie Sins.

So yeah, come check it out, ask me questions about stories you might be curious—I’m not shy and if you’re wondering what’s up with Sorcerer Slayer or Demon Bonded or if you really want a sequel to a certain short story (keep hearing Robyn) you can hit me up and ask. Same with any questions about starting out writing and trying to make a living–I love talking about this kind of stuff, guys. I love to see people reach for something more, even if it’s just to have fun. I’m going to be there an hour, so yeah, it’ll be cool. Hope to see you there.

Also, so there’s been this really awesome movement going around where LGBTQ supportive authors have been collecting donations to help get at risk individuals out of Chechnya. Dale has organized the #CHECHENRAINBOW His page has great information on how to help and some insight into what’s really happening in Chechnya.

Got some $0.99 goodies for you and an update. It’s the first book by up-and-coming mm erotica author, Morgan B. Daring. And let me be clear, the first book is always the most terrifying where you’re kind of left staring at your computer for days wondering when the vulnerability and doubts will stop. Please share some love if you pick up Truck Stop Hook Up.

Sorcerer Slayer is freaking flying. I just got to this really cool part—villains! XD I don’t want to give shit away, but yeah, I’m excited. I want to thank you all, again, for being so awesome and supportive. I think I’ve found the other side of my depression stint and it’s nice to see reality again. I hope you’re all doing well and getting through the best you can. Hopefully the sexy smut below will help with that. <3

Complete Game by Declan Rhodes— $0.99

It was a simple kiss, but it was Blake Powell’s first from a man. It caused a moment of distraction, a wrong step, and a bone-shattering injury that put an early end to his promising baseball career. It could have been crushing, but instead it was the first step into a new life.

While nursing his injury, Blake met his new next-door neighbor Ian Chapman, a player-manager of a local gay softball team. Their first meeting was brief, but six months later, neither had forgotten that first encounter.

His baseball career is over, but Blake is soon a new star on Ian’s softball team, and Ian is teaching him new lessons about loving men. The future looks exceedingly bright until the game of baseball comes calling once again and Blake considers leaving his new life behind.

Complete Game is a 55,000-word gay romance novel with a cast of ragtag softball players, a bartender named Claw, and secrets long forgotten in Blake’s basement. It’s a slow-burn first time gay story with steamy scenes and a happily-ever-after ending. It is the first book in the series The League, but it can be read as either a standalone story or an introduction to the series.

Truck Stop Hook Up by Morgan B. Daring— $0.99

Jake is a truck driver enjoying life on the road. He’s a loner with no family or attachments and he prefers to keep it that way. He’s content to just go with the flow and see where life takes him. All he wants to do is keep his head down and not make any waves.

But what happens when those waves come crashing down on him?

Enter Max.

A young hitchhiker, Max also decided that living at home was not worthwhile. Trying to make it to New York, he has no interest in forming any ties or getting involved with anyone beyond just getting a ride.

But what happens when being a loner turns into being lonely and the heat of desire is felt after so much denial?

Will Jake continue to stand by his guns and not get involved despite a building attraction to the young hitchhiker? Will Max still keep to himself and bide his time until he gets the next ride?

Or will both men surrender to their primal needs finally and enjoy their brief time together?

Taken By Beasts—Free For April

A M/M Erotic Halloween Collection

This collection contains five never before released, steamy paranormal stories of monsters and the innocent, handsome young men they call prey *cough* boyfriend, written by the mistress of dubcon, Sadie Sins. Inside you’ll find five unique storylines containing friends to lovers, straight to gay, mild BDSM, and even a few group, taboo moments. It has furry full moon transformations, haunted houses, Halloween parties, evil witches, horny sorcerers, sexy demons, a cat shifter in distress, the rare minotaur, a stalking vampire, and a pack of rude, trash talking werewolves that don’t take no for an answer. Not to mention, the promise of a happy, claw biting ending. This book will make you downright beg to be a victim.

Halloween has never been quite so naughty as when you’re Taken by Beasts.

Meet Sadie Sins 9-10pm CST!

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My Secret Bronicorn–Yup, you read that right.

Hey loves, stuff happening!

Wrote a story for you all. Glitter and everything. It’s fluff, unicorn fluff, but sexy flying unicorn shifter fluff because why the fuck not? I need some rainbow sparkling sexiness.

What else… there’s a sexy freebie down below by Bazan Kay. That girl has range. Plus, Optimumm Reviews did a beautiful Review for Apprentice Saga that had me blushing. (Oh, it’s tough being an introvert. Even the good stuff is too much emotion. XD) I’m happy to share it with all of you. I’ve gotten some really wonderful reviews over the years and I never know if it’s being, well, kind of braggish to share them with my readers. But I appreciate every one. I love knowing people are having reactions to what I write, that I’m not in a vacuum typing to myself. It makes everything more satisfying to know I’m connected. (And yeah, I’m fucking smiling when I’m writing. XD)

I want to make a shout out to all of you that took the time to reach out to me lately. I’ve been depressed—I think that’s an appropriate reaction to the shit happening in the world. Chechnya… Fucking Chechnya. See, I can’t even write a neutral newsletter here. I don’t want to bog you all down with the fucking human suffering I have been feeling over this. I want to offer something of use, I guess, I dunno. But thank you for taking the time and I’m sorry I haven’t gotten back to you all.

I had a terrible dream the other night after learning about what’s going on in Chechnya. I think I’m going to turn it into a short story because it’s haunting me. I think of The Giver—growing up, that book had a huge impact on me. The bubbles of experience in a structured existence that kept people limited. But the answer was he left. He wasn’t accepted, his community couldn’t allow him to grow and be what he needed to be. He left. I don’t think that’s the answer. My environmental science teacher would stress how there was ‘no more away.’ You can’t really throw things away, the planet is full. We need communities that accept us all—because it is all of us that form communities, not just some of us. We all need to be represented because we are all here and there is no where else to go.

My dream was seriously upsetting… I’ll throw it at the bottom if you’re feeling daring. But if you need joy, look away, loves. Go read some cute unicorn smut instead. ^^ That’s why it’s there. No matter how dark things turn, we have beauty in all of us to change things.

Skylar Stormcloud: My Secret Bronicorn: Episode One

Josh has never met anyone like Skylar with his rainbow nail polish, blue and pink dyed hair, and big attitude. He’s crushing hard and will do anything to get close to his new classmate, even feed him sugar cubes. That is if Skylar doesn’t slug him for trying.

Skylar is new to Earth, new to people, and doesn’t know how to get along with humans. His best friend is a sorcerer determined to drive him crazy. Meeting Josh sparks something unexpected in Sky, something he never expected to feel for a mere human. Something that is usually saved for a herd of stallions.

Skylar might just be falling for Josh, a complication he couldn’t forsee. Can a flying unicorn shifter have a boyfriend and still keep his herd too?

Filthy Casuals by Bazan Kay *free*

Kadij has a rare opportunity to escape from a life where he does not seem to fit. Between thankless jobs, dealing with his roommate’s girlfriend, failing hard at Cosmocraft, and a silent war with his anxiety, it doesn’t seem like anything can go right. On top of that, his friends have been asking uncomfortable questions that strike a little too close to the one secret that he never wants to reveal.

Enter Trevor Dylan: billionaire hunk and creator of Cosmocraft. When a chance exchange on Craigslist results in Trevor personally inviting Kadij to play one of his unreleased titles, he finds himself swept away by Trevor’s opulent fantasy world, both on and offline. As they explore the virtual realm of Eden, they journey deeply into the wicked desires that they share.

A Very Unpleasant Dream

The people of my town were being rounded up and forced into a building. I was afraid but I knew I was okay—I was wearing the right uniform. I sought out people I knew I could trust but no one had a weapon. They were in the uniform but were like me—fighting back. We were all forced into a room. It was a classroom during the day. People were crowded in, so many faces looking back. The ones dressed like me were brought to the front next to a machine.

One man, one monster of a man, started explaining what the machine did. It shot a killing laser and all he had to do was program certain patterns of clothing in as targets. He started pointing to people in the crowd I had grown up with, naming them, pointing to one women and saying how her clothes were similar to mine but the machine would be able to differentiate and only kill her.

I woke up while looking for the plug, knowing if I was caught trying to stop the machine they’d shoot me but unable to stand and watch all these people die just because of the pattern of their clothes. But the plug wasn’t there. It didn’t plug into the wall or an outlet.

Hate doesn’t see with the heart; it only sees with the eyes and rarely does it understand what it’s looking at. Stripped away, we’re all just human but some fucked up individuals keep looking for patterns in us, keep looking for something that they want to say is ‘wrong’ in us. And it is so fucking arbitrary what they decide, what that pattern is. But they don’t let it go, do they? They start pointing the pattern out, then they start making judgments and sweeping statements about anyone with that pattern. The oppression, the divisions as people step away to keep from being sucked into the side that is victimized, that would dare to be bold with that pattern like they brought it on themselves.

It’s this hate machine, a genocide machine where once it’s built, once it’s triggered, all it can do is destroy by design. The hatred in a few individuals combined with the silent acceptance of those that don’t want to be on the other end of that weapon—that’s what allows it to get to the killing point. And once at that point, can it be stopped?

They’re killing gay men in Chechnya. Rounding them up and imprisoning them, beating them, and 3 are already dead. The Vice President of the United States believes in forcing young gay people into programs that usually end in their suicide. Racism is literally an institution in America, it is that deep in our society to the point that to speak out against the shooting of black men and women is to be speaking out against the police. When women yell at other women ‘to be good’ to just follow the rules and not want more money, or equal rights, abortions, not to go against ‘God’ or these rules in place, they’re reflecting how they stand on the other side, at the front of that weapon, allowing it to go off every fucking day against their own gender while they feel safe. Isn’t it nice to be born with the ‘right’ uniform when it seems it’s the one in that uniform to begin with that can’t accept any other pattern?

No one wants to die but there comes a point where the quality of living is just so fucking low. This is a humanity problem. If we can do this to one person, we will do it to all. It’s a problem we all need to solve. There is no running away. We can’t put one group of people on an island and blow them up. That pattern will return again, born in the next generation. It’s a pattern born into humanity. And just like it could be something of a creed, or skin color, or sexual orientation, so too is it the pattern of hate. We can’t obliterate it—it’s something that humanity holds inside and it keeps coming back. But we can educate against it, learn to be loud, learn to fight against it each fucking time.

I’m frustrated with the world, with my country. And the most frustrating thing is to know that those that love, those that believe that we are equal–WE ARE THE MAJORITY! So why, still, do these hateful voices win? Why is my biggest fear today that all these ‘illegal’ immigrants that are being rounded up in my country are going to end up in a concentration camp where they are starved, beaten, their freedom and lives stolen away because they walked across a stretch of land and a few monstrous people hate them for it? How many have died already in the name of border control?

Sorry, babes. I have no answers, just too many feelings that can’t be contained. But still, hope. It matters. Hope matters.

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Quick MM Goodies for the Week

Feels like Spring

It’s gorgeous outside and I’m enjoying the day best I can–which is why I’m sending this super late. I need some fresh air and happy thoughts today. Hope you’re all indulging however you can.

Thank you everyone for all the great, cheerful pics last week! I still need to respond back to half of you–gah, it’s been a tough week. *hug* But, good stuff too in the little nice world of mm. Zoe Perdita’s 4th book in her Darkvale series released! Huzzah! Taken By Beasts is free this month, so if you haven’t snagged it yet, you can below.

I’ve written another 30,000 on Sorcerer Slayer but the end is not in sight just yet. @_@ It’s getting there. Oh, keep an eye out for another chapter of that ‘My Secret Brony’ fic from last week. I think something rainbowy with sparkles is fucking needed this month. I did *something* to my back and now the right side from my lower back down to knee is all messed up and ouchy. :/ So… that.

Peace, loves. ^^ (I plopped down to write this before running outside again and my cats–as in two of the adorable brats–are now sleeping on my jacket. XD Damn it.)

Sync & Shadows by Zoe

Spence Bennett never imagined he’d find someone who would love and accept him for who he was, but all of that changed when he met Hunter Westing. By day, they work to survive in the crime-ridden city of Darkvale. But at night, Spence and Hunter hit the streets as the masked vigilantes: Sync and Orion.

While they’re busy targeting mob bosses and drug deals, another shadow moves through the city—a dangerous man known only as imposter X and Spence promised to help the man in exchange for his life. If he doesn’t follow through, the man will hurt Hunter. Possibly kill him.

Hunter Westing would do anything to protect Spence from Darkvale and his own the violent urges. The only way to relieve them are through their kinky sex-life and bashing in kneecaps of local criminals. But when the man that both threatened and saved Spence’s life calls in a favor, Hunter doesn’t have a choice but to obey.

Can Spence and Hunter free themselves from imposter X’s web of intrigue, or is their love weaker than their enemies lies?

Contains: Graphic sex and violence.

Taken By Beasts: A M/M Erotic Halloween Collection

This collection contains five never before released, steamy paranormal stories of monsters and the innocent, handsome young men they call prey *cough* boyfriend, written by the mistress of dubcon, Sadie Sins. Inside you’ll find five unique storylines containing friends to lovers, straight to gay, mild BDSM, and even a few group, taboo moments. It has furry full moon transformations, haunted houses, Halloween parties, evil witches, horny sorcerers, sexy demons, a cat shifter in distress, the rare minotaur, a stalking vampire, and a pack of rude, trash talking werewolves that don’t take no for an answer. Not to mention, the promise of a happy, claw biting ending. This book will make you downright beg to be a victim.

Halloween has never been quite so naughty as when you’re Taken by Beasts.

18+ For explicit man on monster action, graphic language, breeding, growls, tears, and over 66,000 words of hot, sexy fun.

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Goodies, Freebies, and Some Needed Cheering Up

Hey babes,

Tough week out in the world and my heart is feeling so heavy today. The repeal of the HB2 bill in North Carolina was a fucking joke as they scrambled to make money off of college football; there are no actual protections, trans teenagers are still in danger, and now they have to wait 3 whole years for the right to even pass a law protecting anyone against discrimination. ICE is now arresting undocumented immigrants while they’re filing for their green cards—they’re using the filing process as a way to track them down. They are going into our communities, singling out the ones trying to do things by the law, and punishing them. ICE is breaking up families, communities, and this damn country. And the first responders to these terrible stories? They’re the ones that say minorities, strangers, those different don’t deserve basic human rights. These are the voices cheering and I have never wanted to commit violence against my fellow man the way I have when I hear them.

I have never had something wonderful happen in my life and not wished that everyone could share it. Even my moments of self-centeredness as I thought too much inwards never stopped my heart from wanting the best for all of us. I don’t understand all these people that feel happiness, hearth, and home should be restricted to them alone. That the government should only protect their existence and their right to live. This idea of scarcity, like if other people find joy in this country, they will somehow not have a chance at it. Joy spreads if it is allowed to; it lifts all of us up when it lifts one. Communities grow together, not in small pieces.

But it is not joy these people are calling for, it’s hatred and destruction. Their selfishness disgusts me. I feel at war with all this hatred and apathy and the ugliness seems to have taken root and grown. My ability to forgive is slipping away—I’m not even sure forgiveness is the right answer to a problem like this. And it’s only been two months.

As a now grown battered child, I am well aware of the messages out there that pervade our society. That there can be some people innately deserving of the hate because they exist differently. I was born into poverty and violence and I had to spend every day telling the world I am worth something just to survive. It would have been a lot easier if the nameless masses would have stopped blaming their problems on the poor, on the children that need help, on the people born different from them that dared to live even though their circumstances weren’t their vision of ideal. My existence hurt no one, but these people crush millions with their cruel disregard for the rights of all life, the life that looks different then theirs.

I gotta find some joy to spread because I don’t want this hatred to blossom in me either. So… I dunno. I guess I’ll share a little fic I’m working on at the bottom of this newsletter this week. Because unicorns make shit better.

Anyone have any ridiculously cute pictures of baby animals or something? I could use some ridiculously cute pics today. I can pop them up on the website version of the newsletter if anyone else needs a smile. Fuck, I need a smile.

Got some new goodies for you all. Oh, and this is the last week to get My Broken Angel at $0.99 and the same for snagging The Autumn Prince and Bite for free. It’s all below with pretty links. And I’m doing another sneak peek of Sorcerer Slayer this week (what, you thought you were going to get my newsletter and not have to read things? Ha!) I don’t want to go too deep into the story plot cus I feel like it would be too spoilerish so I think this time I’m going to settle on introducing… Vincent. Long scene but it’s full of happenings.

Clouded Hell by J. R. Gray $0.99

I survive on avoidance. Physical pain to avoid the mental. Disposable flesh to avoid relationships. Work to avoid attachment. My club became my empire of avoidance. Inside the ring millions are won and lost. The fight is confined to breaths, actions and reactions, fists and pain. Rules don’t exist. Only my opponent exists.

I’d been avoiding my needs for far too long when Remi stumbles into the Inferno and I’m hungry. The promise of a submissive with no attachment is far too tempting. I can’t resist him. He was only supposed to be a distraction, but I know I’ll never get over him. There isn’t a chance in this clouded hell.

Innocence Sold: First Time Bareback Cowboys Free

Cole Berry has been an obedient pastor’s son all his life—but now, all that’s about to change.
When he lost his mother to cancer, he found out something about his father that he has never been able to forgive. And although it was a scandal in their gossipy small town, Cole doesn’t feel his father was ever punished enough for this transgression.

But he’s about to be.

Instead of asking for donations for church repairs at the town fair, Cole intends to make an entirely different announcement. He’s gay—and he’ll be auctioning off his virginity to the highest bidder.

The entire town is in the crowd, and most of them are shocked… but some are thinking of bidding. Among them is local loner cowboy Beckett Walsh, whose divorce alienated him from the community a couple of years back. Cole is beautiful, sure enough, but is this really what either of them wants?

Sorcerer Slayer Excerpt 2–Vincent

My Secret Brony (rough draft—chapter one)

Josh was trying to finish the rest of his classwork so he could leave on time but he was having a really hard time focusing. Most of his classmates had already left and his teacher was erasing down the white board before leaving for the day. It was a beautiful summer afternoon outside and his college had huge windows that were cracked open to let the fresh air in. On the other side of the glass was a green expanse of rolling hills and clear skies that were seen through the little garden. Not that he noticed. No, he was too busy staring at the two guys to the right of him that were not so quietly fighting

His eyes sliding to the side again, Josh watched as Carter slowly walked a little plastic figurine across Skylar’s desk. By the glare Skylar was sending and the way his teeth were grit, he looked about ready to punch Carter in the face.

It was difficult not to stare at Skylar even when he wasn’t growling at his best friend. Skylar was just so… Wow. He was gorgeous, which probably should have been enough with those flashing, intense eyes of his and full, red lips. He had a great body too, fit, lithe, with shoulders that Josh had more than a few occasions found himself staring at instead of his whatever he was supposed to be doing. But on top of being totally sexy, Skylar was also ridiculously adorable. Crazily so.

For one, he wore rainbow nail polish. Josh had never seen anything like it before but he had a feeling Carter must have gotten it. It changed colors and it had to be magic, and Carter was the only sorcerer Josh knew that attended the school. Which might have totally sucked, because if Carter was getting Skylar gifts, they were totally dating. Except, if they were dating, Skylar wouldn’t always look like he was ready to throw Carter through a damn window. No, Carter treated Skylar like a little brother he liked to annoy the sanity out of. He was both super protective while teasing him mercilessly. It was kind of weird.

Not that he cared or anything… Fine, he fucking cared. Skylar was just, well, awesome. Since the first day he had walked into class a month ago, Josh hadn’t been able to think of anyone else. With his handsome features and shoulder length blond hair dyed blue and pink, Skylar had been impossible to look away from. He was just so confident, and gorgeous, and he didn’t take shit from anyone.

“Stop being a dick,” Skylar hissed. Josh jolted when a thud sounded. When he looked up, Skylar had both his hands on his desk and Carter’s hand pinned down beneath them.

“Come on, it’s cute.” Carter smiled winningly but it did nothing to cool the angry heat to Skylar’s glare. “Just like you. Did you see the sparkles?”

“Fuck you and your damn sparkles.”

Snorting, Carter ducked down and whispered something in Skylar’s ear. Josh watched as a blush reddened Skylar’s cheeks. Skylar opened his mouth, obviously ready to explode. When Carter pulled away to get out of reach, the figurine that was trapped in his hand fell to the floor and skittered under Josh’s desk.

Blinking down at the blue vinyl horse, Josh stopped pretending to finish his classwork. He stooped and snagged the figurine. Up close, it was even cuter than first thought, and he had to bite his lip to keep from grinning. It was a unicorn with adorable little wings and its mane sparkled with rainbow glitter. It suited Skylar perfectly and he loved it.

He glanced up and found both Skylar and Carter staring at him. Fighting a blush to have his crush actually looking at him, Josh immediately reached over to hand the unicorn back. “Uh… here. Sorry.”

“I don’t want it,” Skylar said flatly while looking at Josh’s hand like he was holding something offensive.

Realizing he wasn’t going to actually take the figurine, Josh stood and placed it on Skylar’s desk. He couldn’t help but smile to find the little unicorn was able to stand on its own. “Did you name it?”

“No.” Glaring down at his desk, Skylar added huffily, “Horses are stupid.”

“No they’re not.” Josh was quick to pick up the blue pony and point out the wings and horn. “Besides, he’s a winged unicorn. They’re super cool.”

Blushing brighter, Skylar shook his head fiercely without saying another word, his face hidden behind a curtain of brightly dyed hair. Josh couldn’t help but stare down at the top of Skylar’s head, surprised with just how shy he was being.

Actually… the unicorn in his hand had the same hairdo as Skylar. “You know, if you had a tattoo of a stormcloud on your butt, you’d be just like this unicorn,” Josh teased gently.

“I don’t!” Skylar jumped up, his hand covering his jeans as he whirled and glared at both Skylar and Carter, who was snickering behind his hand.

Confused, Josh quickly tried to apologize. “I was just joking. I know you’re not a unicorn or anything. It’s not like people can turn into unicorns.” He gave a wistful smile.

“They can’t,” Skylar insisted, his glare focused over Josh’s shoulder where Carter was now outright laughing. “Fuck you,” he snarled, reaching over to shove Carter’s arm. With a final glare, Skylar whirled, his multicolored hair floating around his head as he stomped out the classroom door.

Josh stared after him in dismay, the unicorn still clutched in his hand. Skylar had left all his books and everything.

Fuck, he had barely said anything to the guy and it had been enough to send him out the door.

Sighing, he looked down at the blue unicorn, his brows furrowed in thought. He had just wanted to talk to Skylar, maybe find something in common or whatever. How he had managed to get the kid pissed off at him, he wasn’t really sure but it felt like a total defeat. He had been trying to get up the nerve to talk to Skylar since he had first met him—Damn, the guy just did something to him. Crazy things that made his heart race and his palms sweat, and made him think teasing him when he was angry was a good idea.

His laughter finally under control, Carter combed his blond locks back into place as he stepped up beside Josh.

“He forgot his pony.” Josh held it up, a part of him not want to relinquish the little unicorn.

“Don’t take it personally. He’s a fucking grump this time of day.” Rummaging into his pockets, Carter nodded at the figurine. “You should go bring him it. He loves the damn thing no matter how much he yells. But first… give him one of these.”

Blinking in confusion, Josh just stared as Carter opened his palm to reveal two sugar cubes. When he didn’t immediately take them, Carter grabbed his hand and poured them into Josh’s grasp.

“Why would I…?” Josh asked hesitantly.

“Because he’s grumpy and this is the only way to cheer him up.” Carter flashed him a knowing smile.

Staring at his handful of sugar cubes and the way each individual crystal caught the light of the room, Josh again looked up in confusion. Carter was a weird guy. His father was supposedly some big sorcerer bigshot but Carter didn’t go to a magic school even though he was clearly capable of doing magic. It was weird. Carter was also popular even though he was a magic user. Josh wasn’t sure if that was because he was actually a nice guy or if he knew spells to make people like him. You never really knew with sorcerers, especially ones that seemed to take pissing his friend off as his main hobby.

“Do you really feed your best friend sugar cubes?” Josh finally asked, feeling like the question had to be voiced.

“When I want him to be nice and not yell at me? Yeah, all the fucking time,” Carter responded like it was the most obvious thing in the world.

Feeling like he might be about to piss Skylar off even more, Josh just nodded silently and closed his fingers around the sweet treats. He didn’t have to actually give them to Skylar. He could just go find him and apologize for upsetting him. And if Skylar wanted to maybe go out for coffee or something after with him—totally as a way to make up for things—that would be really cool too.


Josh found Skylar outside the school exit. He was hunched over next to the water fountain, muttering to himself while he tugged fitfully at his blue tinted bangs. Skyar didn’t seem to notice him, not until he was right next to him. Even then, he only glanced his way, his eyes narrowing warily when he saw the pony in Josh’s hand.

Josh held up the blue unicorn and indicated the flowing tail. “You have to admit, the hair is just like yours.” He was hoping for a more reasonable conversation now that Carter wasn’t there to laugh. But Skylar immediately huffed and his shoulders tensed, and he once again looked like he was about to take a swing at him.

Clearing his throat nervously, Josh hesitantly held up his other hand, wondering if this was about to get him punched in the face. Carter did everything he could to annoy Skylar and he couldn’t help but assume that this was just another in the long line of stupid pranks. Still, he was willing to try anything if only to get Skylar to stop thinking he was being an asshole. He slowly opened his hand and revealed the two sugar cubes.

His breath hitching, Skylar’s gaze fixed on his hand. Josh braced himself, certain he was going to get yelled at, if not shoved. The moment stretched on, Skylar’s stare eventually raising to meet his. There was a wariness in his gaze even as he edged closer to where Josh was standing. “Are those for me?”

“Y-Yeah. Uh, if you want them.” Josh was pretty sure he had lost his mind. Skylar was looking at his hand like he was holding treasure instead of a couple of crumpled sugar cubes. It got even more strange when Skylar suddenly dipped his head down, his breath hot as it moved over Josh’s open palm. Holding himself impossibly still, he could only stare when Skylar’s lips parted and his tongue teased out to steal one of the treats.

Skylar made a soft noise of satisfaction and Josh jolted, the sound going straight to his dick. When he dared to look at him, he found Skylar had straightened and was gazing up at him, his hair hiding one of his eyes, red lips parted to reveal the sugar cube he had caught and was slowly sucking on.

Finding everything about Skylar impossibly sexy, Josh did his best to keep his voice from cracking. “You uh… you really like these things, huh?”

God, he wanted to kiss him. Holding himself back, Josh instead raised his palm and gave a hesitant lick to the other white cube. The shock of flavor surprised him but not as much as the noise Skylar made when he saw him. Looking his way, he found Skylar staring at his hand hungrily as if afraid he was going to eat the sugar on him.

“Did you want it?”

Nodding quickly, Skylar stepped right in front of him, his mouth immediately going for Josh’s hand. It brought his face inches from his and Josh held his breath, his eyes wide as Skylar pressed his lips against his fingers and his tongue lapped out. Skylar moaned into his palm from the intense sweetness hitting his tongue and the world went hazy. Before he could pull away, Josh crossed the space and pressed his lips to the corner of Skylar’s mouth.

Gasping, Skylar turned his head, his tongue darting out to lick his lips. He glanced through his lashes up at Josh while the sugar melted in his mouth.

Not sure just what the hell had come over him, Josh couldn’t help but notice that Skylar hadn’t actually stepped away from him. “Didn’t that bother you?”

Glancing his way again, Skylar shrugged. “Tastes like sugar. I like sugar. A lot.” His gaze drifted to Josh’s lips a moment, only to glance away.

Josh really wasn’t sure what to make of Skylar. No straight guy would just pretend he hadn’t kissed him. Actually, it seemed like a passive opening to let him do it again. His eyes catching on Skylar’s hand, he grabbed it in his own and lifted it up to study his rainbow colored nails. “I like your nail polish.” He met Skylar’s dark eyes, his own mouth going dry. “You’re really cute, Skylar.”

“Err…” His cheeks turning red, Skylar quickly looked away. “I don’t, uh, like guys,” he mumbled.

“Really?” It was hard to believe him when he was blushing so cutely. Not to mention how his breath had sped up but he hadn’t actually tried to pull away even now. Josh looked down, his breath hitching when he found Skylar’s jeans bulging slightly. “I haven’t seen you with a girlfriend.” Josh dared to lean in closer, his lips brushing Skylar’s cheek. “Are you sure you don’t like guys?”

His blush moving down his neck, Skylar took a step back but didn’t pull his hand away. “You don’t understand… If you really knew what I was, you wouldn’t be interested.”

How he could manage to look even cuter was beyond him. “I really like you.” Josh stepped forward, pulling Skylar closer, breathing in the scent of his skin as he spoke into his ear. “There’s nothing you can say that would make me not like you. Promise.” He used his other hand to tilt Skylar’s chin his way, his eyes glued on his parted, red lips.

His breath coming out in quick gasps, Skylar made a choking cough noise and stumbled back. His hair fell forward over his forehead as he ducked his face but it did nothing to hide the horn that had suddenly sprouted.

Wide eyed, Josh could only stare. It was a silver horn. In the center of his forehead. Spiraled, sharp pointed, and wicked looking. He was vaguely aware of a pain in his hand and when he looked down he found he had a death grip on the little blue unicorn figurine. His eyes took in the silver horn on the toy, noticing it was a perfect, if not smaller replica of Skylar’s.

Holy fuck.

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Goodies and an Author Spotlight

Such an awesome day!

Hey Lovelies. Beautiful day today. I slept like a cat and when I woke up—OMG! Beneath the Skin by Bazan Kay was released! *__* Freaking joy! Dark, incest tinged joy. XD

If you guys missed it, I shared an excerpt last week of Sorcerer Slayer and I’m going to be doing another one next week. It’s keeping me on track and hopefully you all enjoy the sneak peeks. I’ll hit you up with links below.

I’m doing something different this week with the help of Optimumm Reviews. It’s an Author Spotlight in the newsletter that will run probably once a month, maybe more. I think it’s a great way to not only promote some mm authors you may or may not of heard of before, but also remind everyone, especially you indie and self published writers, that there is a review site that has your back. It can be hard looking to get reviews but it is essential for readers to find you. And if you write some naughty, delicious man love, you might feel really embarrassed to go running to just any old review site asking them to look at all those cocks. Seeing as Optimumm is run by a great group of people that love mm, you have nothing to fear. It’s free, they book up fast, and if you’re looking to discover a new mm book, their reviews can help steer you in the right direction.

A direction like Meraki… (see how I segwayed there? So smooth XD) My questions might be a little unconventional but Meraki took them on like the amazing author he is–face palming characters with shovels out of love. XD

Meraki P. Lyhne, Bestselling Author of Untouchable Beauty, the Cubi

Writing to me is as important as breathing. If I can’t create these worlds and characters, I’d become seriously depressed. I love the LGBT romance/erotic genres because they let me live out myself in a way I can’t in the real world. I’m a trans man, and since I’m not transitioning yet (still in the early stages of getting through the bureaucracy) my body prohibits me from feeling whole at the moment. Writing is where I get to have a feeling of my life through my male characters.

If you ever had a chance to live in one of your own written worlds, which one would it be and why?

That would probably be The Chronicles of an Earned series. It holds everything I find interesting in life, and some of the demigod characters are people I want in my life. I love the world I’ve made there, maybe because it took so many years to research it, and it still evolves and lets me discover new elements. I can be a complete geek and plow through textbooks, but, unlike a few of my geeky characters, my brain usually goes off in the creative directions.

Who would be your best friend and worst enemy out of your own characters and why?

Ha ha, I love most my characters in one way or another, so I don’t know. Can I go across series? Because then my best friend would Marcadon from the Cubi series, and my worst enemy would be from the Earned in Chronicles. Can’t go into that one because that would be a major spoiler.

Marcadon and I have a few things in common, and he’s a character I really enjoy writing even though he doesn’t have a POV. He wants one, though, and I might have to give in at some point. If the enemy should be from the Cubi series, too, I’d also end up in a spoiler alert, but there is a major prick there named Elias. Wouldn’t call him an enemy, per say, but I dislike him immensely! Like face-palm him with a shovel dislike.

Out of all your characters, which one would you like to see come alive and give life in our modern Earth world a try?

Kaleb. He already did, and I think the world could need him. He’s a demigod born in 1593, and the church anchored him in a stone. He was then unanchored in our current time in the first book of the Chronicles of an Earned, fittingly enough titled Anchored in Stone.

Being a half breed, Kaleb can do some pretty awesome stuff, and since the world is a sucky place to live, Kaleb could bring it some light.

In the upcoming book, Gargoyle Rising, which I have no release date on yet, there’s a Gargoyle. He could be pretty fun to have around, too.


It was a total blast to get to know Meraki and meet his many characters. He’s actually launching a new book today, which you can find in the goodies section. I want to thank Optimumm Reviews for sending Meraki my way and giving me a reading list a mile long. XD

Goodies Time!

Rising Beauty, the Cubi #3 by Meraki P. Lyhne
Since the Mayflower brought the first five Cubi to America, the race has looked forward to this day. But an overlooked historical detail can bring everything they have worked toward to an end.

Daniel is settling in and trying to find a rhythm after the latest change in his life. With the help of Seldon, Caledon, and the Grand Lady Geodin, Daniel begins his education and development to rise as a full-fledged Incubus.

Seldon is not a man who rattles easily, but the latest changes to his life after the Cubi Court’s verdict has sent the old Incubus out in uncharted territory. Falling madly in love with a human raised boy does not help uncomplicate things—especially when that boy is not yet versed enough in the Cubi ways to not mistake feeding for love or love for feeding.

Beneath The Skin: The Temuba Stories #3 by Bazan Kay

Alex Geller is a rare breed of man. He’s made a throne for himself at the top of the food chain on an island full of savage criminals, proving himself to be unbeatable, indisputable, and frustratingly elusive to the enemies that would see him hunted down. With a secret sect of mysterious cultists on his side, he also has access to the dangerous primal power of the Aldu, gifted to him by their enigmatic and beautiful leader.

Everything’s coming up gravy – with the exception of the looks his friends are giving him lately. The villagers are giving him a wide berth too. They call him Gringo Loco when he’s not around, speaking of him in hushed tones like he’s some kind of bogeyman.

The problem is, it’s starting not to bother Alex anymore. The nicknames and fear and infamy have begun to feel like a natural part of his thankless role on the island. But when it comes to protecting his friends and saving his brother, Alex finds himself forced to decide how much of his humanity he’s willing to sacrifice to be the hero his loved ones need.

Bryan & Jase: Something About Him by A.D. Ellis

Jase Rafferty grew up hiding his sexual curiosities—until he meets Bryan Keating. Bryan’s sexuality is no secret, and being deployed overseas together allows the two men to forge a solid friendship. The sexual attraction is undeniable, but after one lust-filled week, they must go their separate ways.

A year later, a chance meeting gives them one more weekend together, even though they know Jase can’t risk his military career or his family obligations to be with Bryan.

Several years pass before Jase finally accepts the desperate longing in his heart and body. But when fear and hatred threaten to tear them apart, Jase must make a tough decision, one that he isn’t sure he and Bryan can overcome. Together, they must choose to weather the storm or say goodbye forever.

First Time for Her: MM Gay While Wife Watches by Randy Manners

I could never have imagined what desires lie beneath.

He was an old friend of my wife’s from her college. He was in town for just a few days. A lavish night out for my wife and I turned into a mini reunion. I hadn’t realized our date night was engineered to throw us together—not until he made his move. I was taken off guard by my body’s reaction—and by my wife. She had wanted this to happen all along. She had wanted to see my body intertwined with his. She’d wanted to watch as I was taken. And, God help me, I wanted it too.

Sorcerer Slayer Excerpt– Meet Raider

Pablo Michaels Has Passed Away

While in the midsts of getting this newsletter ready today, I received saddening news. Fellow mm author Pablo Michaels passed away from a burst stomach ulcer. Most of you might recognize Pablo from his very unique and beautiful covers for his Jack’s Magical Beanstalk series. I only had a chance to know Pablo the last few months but he had been writing in the LGBTQ genre for years as well as living his truth, married to his husband and happily retired. My love and condolences go out to his family, friends, and the many readers that got to meet a piece of Pablo’s soul every time they opened his books.

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