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Friday, December 7, 2018

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Devil's Claim
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Dariel Raye and Muffy Wilson
USA Today Bestselling Authors
@pendarielraye and @SexyMuffyWilson


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Dariel Raye
Muffy Wilson
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Lexi C. Foss
Ravenna Tate
Maddie Wade
LaVerne Thompson
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Colleen S. Myers
Ditter Kellen
RS McCoy
K.B. Everyly
Amara Kent
Erin Lee
Erica Gerald Mason
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Drea Shane
Nichole Riley
N.K. Stackhouse
Amy Cissell
Leona Bushman
Betty Shreffler
Khardine Gray
Anita Hunter


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Author Spotlight
is on
Devil's Claim
by
Dariel Raye and Muffy Wilson
USA Today Bestselling Authors
@pendarielraye and @SexyMuffyWilson
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Blurb:

Generations ago, he died for her. Now, it’s her turn.

Pride kept them from looking at one another, but their bodies could not lie. Recognition lived in their souls, rekindling memories of passion, love, betrayal….and death.

Apache Elder Aidan Stringfellow, V, is a very wealthy man with one wish – to free his only son, the brilliant, yet abrasive David, from the curse that has plagued his family for generations.  When his controversial plan for a cure is revealed, shock and disbelief are only the beginning, for David has deadly, yet beguiling secrets of his own.

Choosing to honor Aidan’s wishes, David and Katala unwittingly awaken an ancient evil desperate to lay claim to the last-born Stringfellow – David. The tumultuous consequences of a vengeful pact spanning generations, defies time, tradition, and death itself.

Katala finds herself falling in love with a man whose gaze and touch ignite long-forgotten passion, propelling her to fight for his life. She unearths one devastating clue after another on her winding journey toward the truth, but unseen forces escalate their attack as truth collides with myth. Clinging desperately to her own sanity, she must find a way to reconcile the two, for even her own identity comes into question. Trust no one. Not even David.

Time is running out. Promises will be kept, and if the devil has his way, souls will be claimed.

Excerpt:

David hit the button to start his playlist, then turned to face Katala. His speech was halting, but deliberate. “What do you need me to do before we move forward with this agreement?” 
“Where did that come from all of a sudden? A moment ago, we were talking about work.”
Following the wedding, they used most of their extra time moving into a new free-standing flat. Katala had actually taken a six-week leave from work, but cried the night before she had to return. Now, she sat barefoot on the sofa in a long pink cotton gown.
“David, I don’t want to talk about that right now. I hate the way you change the subject in midstream like that. I – I’d just like to know you better. You know, feel more comfortable with you. I don’t want to just have sex because we’re supposed to.”
David’s gaze followed her as she moved closer to him. “What do you need to know?” he asked.
She gave a short laugh. She had to admit, she liked his straightforward manner. Despite her initial distrust, she was beginning to change her mind. One thing she realized she did not have to worry about with him was lies. He was so used to getting his way there was absolutely no guile in him. He simply said ‘I want this or that’, and people did whatever he wanted. She never doubted she would be any different. Honestly, he lit a fire inside her she’d never felt before, but she refused to give in just yet.
“David, I want to know how you feel, what you think, what’s important to you. You know - things that I’m sure most married couples know about each other. Nothing out of the ordinary.”
He smiled. “How about I don’t like waiting. Is that enough about how I feel and what I think?”


Author Interview:


~ Dariel Raye ~

Why do you write?

I write for two main reasons: 
1. Reading has always been one of my favorite things, and I feel gratitude towards authors who offer an escape from the difficulties of real life. I strive to do the same, and in writing, I manage to escape as well.
2. Human and animal rights. Animals and their welfare play a prominent role in my stories, and I am driven to subtly shed light on the dearth of Black and interracial female heroines as standards of beauty and desirability. Too often, people from other cultures don’t realize the lack and the resulting negative impact erasure and subsequent neglect have on us as women.

What genre does most of your work fall under?

Urban fantasy/ paranormal romance. I’m also collaborating on a mystery with Muffy Wilson, and after its release I’m working on a psy-thriller/suspense with romantic elements to be released next year.

Why did you choose that genre?

Feels like home to me. These sub-genres allow my imagination complete freedom, and I can better offer the sense of escape that I’m seeking.

What are some of the drawbacks of this genre?

There are so many creative authors, thinking of something that hasn’t been done to death can be challenging.

What are some of the benefits?

In some ways, the drawbacks are the benefits as well; i.e., accepting the challenge to think outside the box and create yet another world for readers to escape to is exhilarating. I enjoy taking real people who have always considered themselves to be ordinary, and placing them in extraordinary, supernatural situations and environments. It adds even more fire when the “ordinary” person develops strong feelings for a paranormal being, or in some instances finds that they, themselves possess exceptional abilities.

How does your work contribute to the genre?

I write interracial/multicultural characters who are not only dealing with the main plots, romance, and conflict, but there’s always a subplot dealing with a real-life issue such as animal cruelty, human rights issues, and racism. The subplots don’t slap readers in the face and snap them away from their escape, but I like to think they shed light on issues that might not have been considered in the same way before.
  
What would the title of your life story be? And why?

Driven. I’ve always felt driven to do something with the gifts God has given me. Now, managing chronic illness along with daily pain and numerous surgical procedures, has added a level of urgency because I’m constantly faced with my own mortality.

Besides writing, what other creative passions do you have?

Music and art. I also love dance, but with my tomboy roots, I’m about as graceful as a donkey.

Which quote best sums up your writing style?

“Strong heroines, badass heroes, fast-paced, action packed…lots of twists and turns…filled with romance, suspense, and drama…”
Totally Addicted 2 Reading

Tell us about your background and education?

My degrees are in music (piano and vocal performance), counseling psychology (mental health, substance abuse, and career decisions), and I have all but dissertation (ABD due to illness) towards my Ph.D. Along the way, I’ve taught every academic subject, private piano and voice lessons, and worked from child support investigations to mental health and substance abuse therapy to band director and college career counselor. It’s been an interesting journey so far.

Which are your three favorites?

Whichever story I’m writing at the moment. Right now, it would have to be “Devil’s Claim,” from the “Wings of the Wicked” boxed set, “Dangerous Beauty, Sexy Beast,” and “Dark Opius,” a Cursed Angel story from the Charmed Legacy.

What writing advice would you give to yourself prior to completing your first novel?

Write at least 2 books of an entire series before releasing the first one, then release them 2-months apart. That way, by the time people start to forget, there’s another one in the wind. Wish I’d taken that advice.
  
About the Author:
Dariel Raye, an author, musician, counseling psychologist, and animal rights activist, writes interracial/multicultural paranormal romance and dark urban fantasy featuring shifters, Nephilim, angels, and reluctant demons, all filled with action, alpha heroes, and strong heroines. As a child, she could always be found curled up with her dogs, cats, and a good book, even if the book was a dictionary or encyclopedia. Things have not changed much.
Dariel is a classically trained soprano and plays more than 11 musical instruments. She also completed coursework and passed comprehensives for a Ph.D. in Instructional Design (ABD), teaches piano and voice, tutors writing, algebra, and statistics, and readily admits to being a Netflix paranormal and action series binge-watcher. For more about Dariel, join her VIP Readers’ club, follow her on BookBub, or visit her website.

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Author Interview:

~ Muffy Wilson ~

Who is Muffy Wilson in her own words?

I am a wife, mother, daughter and sister first and an author of provocative romance about love, sex, hope and passion second. I was born in Texas to traditional parents. With two older brothers. I was the youngest, the family "princess," indulged and pampered. My father was a career Colonel and pilot in the U.S. Air Force which required our family to travel extensively. I spent my formative years in Europe and 'came of age' in France (a state of affairs that gave my father much cause for concern one loooong summer on the Italian Riviera!) which forged my joie de vivre and love for books, writing and education. I liked Aldo a lot then too.

What is one thing you would like the world to remember you for?

I am a simple person. I would like to be remembered as a good person, loving wife and nurturing mother. I never met a stranger nor turned anyone away that needed help. And I have tried hard to learn from my mistakes but I am not always successful in that endeavor!

What got you into writing?

An old boyfriend from high school.  We reconnected after all these years and he writes self-help real estate books. And I was selling real estate on the side, so we still had a lot in common. That said, I took a significant departure from self-help to provocative and paranormal romance.

Are you a full-time author or do you have a day job as well, and if so, what do you do?

When I first started writing fiction in 2010, I was still working (I was a Regional Director for IBM, owned a resort on Washington Island, Wisconsin, and have been a General Manager for high end retail furniture) but I have since retired and devote most of my free time to writing, my family, my pups and anything that will keep me from doing any housework!!

Where do you get your greatest ideas for writing?

My story lines come my life and from ordinary people: watching them, listening to them, talking to them about dreams, romance, passions ~ about their regrets and when they lost their heart, their virginity...a loved one. And then, somehow magically, I'll have a dream on one of those many nights I cannot sleep and a story title will come to me. It always starts with the title for me. Always. That's the piece that takes root, grabs me and blossoms.

What is your ‘Writing Routine’, if any?

I sit in the living room with my husband, when he does his crossword puzzles, and I write. And write. And write. His questions about clues and comments about the news or a movie often go unanswered when I am in the "zone".

Tell us a saucy/intimate/personal story about yourself.

Well, I was almost 36 when I got married. A child of the 60's anf 70's, I had a very free way of thinking about men. I thought men were healthy--at least for me. Since I worked in a man's business world, I lived my life much as men do when it comes to romance. And when I met the man that would steal my heart, I never looked back.

What are your Top (10?) Writing Tips? Writing Advice?

  1. Never start with a prologue or the weather, but start.
  2. Don’t worry if your first draft is any good; it won’t be. just start.
  3. Write every day, at the same time for the same length of time. Self-disciple is only a routine. But you gotta start…So start.
  4. Write what you would like to read, from your heart. And start.
  5. Allow yourself to change your mind. Change is a reflection of inspiration. A new perspective. But start.
  6. Name your work immediately and give it life, honor, position, credibility, purpose. You’ve started!
  7. Keep notes of anything favorite, interesting, or inspiring: names, titles, phrases, descriptions, music.
  8. Each new voice requires a new paragraph. If you must, only use “said”. Anything else is "fluff" wastes ink pretentiously. I'm still learning that one! Get started!
  9. Be kind to yourself. Your work may not be great or Nobel material, but it is yours. Accept that your voice will change and evolve, but it is still yours. Start!
  10. There is no secret to writing. But there is an enemy — procrastination. Just start… Always start.
About the Author:

Muffy Wilson is a USA Today Bestselling and 2017 SWFRW Joyce Henderson First Place Paranormal Award-Winning author of provocative, paranormal, and fantasy romance. An American author of the popular Shadow Seduction Series, The Heart Series, and Ribbons of Moonlight Series, she has penned dozens of other books and anthology collections. 
Muffy’s father was a career Colonel and pilot in the U.S. Air Force which required the family to travel extensively. Muffy spent her formative years in Europe and 'came of age' in France forging her joie de vivre and love for books and writing. Married and living in the tropical paradise of SW Florida along the Gulf Coast, Muffy writes and enjoys life in the sun with her husband and wee Havanese pups, Buddy and CoCo Chanel while volunteering as a foster mom to rescued Havanese dogs and puppies through HALO and HRI, both 501c nonprofit charitable organizations.
Join Muffy's mailing list to get the scoop on her new releases and special promotions at www.MuffyWilson.com. Follow her on Facebook at facebook.com/wilsonmuffy or /MuffyWilson.com and on Twitter at @SexyMuffyWilson. Muffy also blogs daily here: http://muffywilson.blogspot.com ~ Contact Muffy at Muffy@MuffyWilson.com.                                                                            ~ Live, Laugh, Love with Passion


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Friday, November 9, 2018

Best Seme List - Part 1 #mustread #fun #seme #gayromlit

Best Seme List - Part 1

Welcome to BRB, everyone! Today’s post is something I’ve always wanted to share but never got around to it, until now. I think I’ve read somewhere in the region of four hundred manga to date and that includes everything from action-adventure, science-fiction, fantasy (my ultimate fav) to adult. And the subgenres are virtually countless. I’d have to say, I prefer dark drama, but then I can’t ignore a good mystery, comedy or a sweet romance. As for anime—series and movies—don’t get me started. Honestly, I have no idea how many I’ve watched throughout the years. As time goes the number continues to rise. This doesn’t include all the other books I’ve read or plan to read. Anyway, you get the picture.

So, after reading so many manga (yaoi included), I wanted to compile a list of my all-time favourite semes, otherwise known as “the attacker” (the top or tachi). This doesn’t mean I don’t like the ukes: “the receiver” (the bottom or neko) but if the seme has a heart, is devoted and not a total prick, as many are, I’m a fan.

Now, other yaoi fans might question my choices. And, trust me, I don’t like rape (a common theme in yaoi); it’s unrealistic that the victim would ever come to fall for their rapist. Having said that, I admit some of the characters on my list weren’t wonderful in the beginning and treated the ukes badly, but I believe in redemption and there are several listed that did redeem themselves. And, I must mention, even though it’s not uncommon to see a big, gloriously handsome older seme, that isn’t always the case. Nowadays, the seme can be everything from introverted to unassuming, younger to a whiner, crybaby and smaller in stature. It’s a mixed bag. So, whatever your flavour, I’m positive there is a seme out there for you. :)


1. Blond Master Iason Mink (sadistic and taciturn, but loving and protective in the end). Ai no Kusabi is a dark sci-fi tragedy. In Iason Mink’s world blonds’ rule. But Iason has a problem, he can’t stop yearning for his pet, the defiant Riki, a beautiful black-haired street rat. Their relationship is a huge no-no, as they are essentially master and slave, and love is the biggest faux pas of all.


2. College Student Kei Enjouji (smart-ass, persistent and a pervert, but loving). Kizuna, is a romantic drama series that spans many years of the main couples’ life together. Kei Enjouji falls in love at first sight with fellow middle school student and Kendo prodigy Ranmaru Samejima, a gorgeous but cold young man. Determined to have Ranmaru, Kei is relentless in his pursuit and in time their friendship turns into lifelong devotion.


3. Crime Lord Asami Ryūichi (tough as nails and cold, but easily manipulated when in love). Finder Series is a yakuza type drama. Crime lord Asami Ryūichi is a typical domineering, cruel seme. He catches twenty-three-year-old freelance photographer Akihito Takaba taking his photo during a business deal, kidnaps and rapes him as punishment. And from then on, he and Akihito are continually drawn to one another.


4. AV Actor Youji Katou (bold, socially confident, out-spoken but a fool in love). Embracing Love is another romantic drama series that spans years with a sequel and spin-offs. Although immature in the beginning, Youji Katou becomes one of the best semes I’ve come across. After working for years as an adult video actor, he wants to retire until he meets older AV actor Kyousuke Iwaki. They’re asked to do an erotic film together based on a best-selling novel, and Youji can’t help himself and falls head over heels for the reserved Kyousuke.


5. Police Detective Yajima (rough around the edges, but caring and sincere). Crystal Harem is a two-volume manga where longtime police detective Yajima meets Ryo, a young attractive pick-pocket and they embark on a series of criminal investigations to gradually fall for one another, and Yajime finds out they have a past.



6. Yakuza Kazuhiko Sakaki (strong, cool and collected, but a straight-shooter). Heart Strings is a playful romance between Kazuhiko, soon to be mob boss and number one host Yukinari Shinohara from the For-Princess club. After meeting by accident, Kazuhiko is drawn to Yuki’s straightforward honesty and decides he’d make an excellent yakuza wife.


7. Make-up Artist Tatsu (average guy, talkative and sincere). Sayonara, My Friend is a two-volume touching romance with additional stories, but it mainly focuses on make-up artist Tatsu and his burgeoning relationship with ex-model and co-worker Hajime. Hajime isn’t the most sociable guy, but Tatsu goes out of his way to become his friend and change his attitude, and in the process, this pair of straight men fall for one another.


8. High School Delinquent Rutta (mouthy, tough on the outside but kind on the inside, intelligent). Rutta and Kodama is a high school romance that shares the ups and downs of teenage love between delinquent Ruizaki and his unsuspecting roommate Miyagi Kodama. For someone with a supposedly cruel persona, Rutta turns out to be the best boyfriend ever.


9. King Ald (calm and aloof but also a push-over, a man who likes to tease). Tsuki to Yabanjin is a favourite among yaoi fans—gorgeous characters, a good story and lots of steamy scenes. Prince Uriel or Yuri joins an archeological dig with a friend Professor Chalier when he’s chased down and caught by the tribal land’s chief Aldgradurl Al Dura Seldira. The naïve Yuri soon realises his mistake and apologises, which only stirs up Ald’s lust, and that lust quickly turns to love when he takes the young Yuri on a trip he’ll never forget.


10. Prostitute Rodger Brouwer (unassuming, friendly, but standoffish and secretive). In the Gods Arms is truly a sad story that manages to give the reader a happy ending. University student Rodger has no self-worth—treated poorly and abused as a child he prostitutes himself for personal reasons until he meets the spirited Reno, and they become roommates. In time, this pair of equally strong young men learn what real love is all about, and Rodger, although not physically capable, becomes the most endearing seme I’ve ever met.

11. Doctor Yamazaki (tolerant and devoted with a good sense of humour). Shitsuren Mania is a multi-volume series that revolves around Doctor Yamazaki’s relationship with feisty nightclub owner Atsuya and the three years it takes for him to finally woo him. Atsuya has zero confidence and is scared of commitment; once bitten, twice shy. But, thankfully, this seme’s fortitude is amazing, which makes for a great romance.


12. Assistant Professor Youji Kiriya (unemotional, distant and candid). Gravity Eyes is a touching spin-off from the yakuza story A Gentleman’s Kiss. First year at law school Kyouya Kuramoto loses his love interest in A Gentleman’s Kiss only to meet the dark-eyed, aloof assistant professor Youji Kiriya. Youji is the coldest seme on this list until Kyouya peels back the layers of his heart.


13. Famous Author Ayumi Honma (reserved, straight-forward and intelligent). Fushidarana Hanatsumi Otoko tells the story of Ayumi’s love for Kotaro, a university student and relative, who takes care of his apartment while he works. The adorable Kotaro is constantly hit on by other men, especially Ayumi’s rival. This seme has uncompromising reserve and always remains objective except when a situation involves his young lover.


14. Rabbit Shop Owner Mito (kind, sincere, gentle and a closet pervert). In XXX Allergy and Secret XXX Rabbit shop owner, the seemingly gentle beauty Mito has a thing for Shouhei, a part-timer who loves him and his rabbits.


15. Salaryman Kuramoto (calm, sweet and doting). In the romantic comedy series Ren’ai Nenrei Kuramoto has it bad for his superior at work Chief Hokuto—a cranky, manizer who drives fear into the hearts of everyone in the office. But Kuramoto is tough and persistent and he knows exactly what must be done to secure his place in Hokuto’s heart.


16. Police Officer Ueda Tomoharu (gentle, intelligent, loyal and protective). Honto Yajuu is a long-running series that is both funny and touching, as police officer Ueda Tomoharu is almost forced to fall for yakuza Aki Gotouda, who showers him first with a gift of money, and then by stalking him. This seme didn’t have a chance from the start.


18. Advertising Honjou (kind, honest, a neat-freak and health nut). Ren’ai Shinan is a sweet romance about Honjou, an unwed advertising consultant, who feels the need to find a wife/girlfriend before it’s too late. He’s good at his job, envisioning the client’s needs, but terrible at looking after his appearance, and to boot he’s a virgin. He asks subordinate and friend Akira Hatano, the office lady-killer, to help him clean up his act. Little does he know but Akira doesn’t just change his appearance but also his love life.


19. Broadcasting Jockey Alex (domineering, rude, arrogant—a straight up asshole). BJ Alex is a BL webcomic that I’ve come to really enjoy. Admittedly, from my description of the seme, you’re probably saying to yourself WTF? But, in truth, I had to give Alex a chance, and I’m glad I did. After broadcaster Alex has sex with timid admirer Dong-gyun, he can’t get it up for anyone else. What he doesn’t realise and, this is the best part, he’s falling for Dong-gyun. Never say never! But Alex did.


20. Math Teacher Aoi Hashigami (charismatic, driven and a bully with a dry sense of humour). The Worst Neighbour is a short, contemporary, slice-of-life read, but worth a half hour of the reader’s time. Hashigami has had it bad for his neighbour Ryoya Itakura since his teens. He just can’t get enough teasing in. But there’s a good reason for his bullying, and it’s up to Ryoya to figure it out.

Well, that’s part one of my Best Seme list! Enjoy!
Happy Yaoi Hunting!
Blak Rayne