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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Don't Miss the Fun! Tease to Please Facebook Party #promotion #facebook #teasetoplease50 #gifts

Welcome to BRB, everyone! Tease to Please is now available at Amazon! Very exciting! 50 authors share their talent in an exclusive volume of tantalizing excerpts--everything erotic and romantic in all genres--you don't want to miss! And the best part, Tease to Please is free right now! Click on any one of the links below.

The second best thing the Tease to Please authors have a raffle with tons of great gifts you can win! To enter the raffle click the link above this post!

The third best thing...the Tease to Please authors are having a Facebook party Aug 27 through to Aug 29th! Click the link to find out more. 
https://www.facebook.com/TeasetoPlease50

Amazon International Direct link:

Amazon US:

Amazon CA:

Amazon AU:

Amazon UK:

Amazon IN:
http://www.amazon.in/Tease-Please


It's Here!!!!!! Tease to Please

EXTRAORDINARY AUTHOR EXCERPTS from 50 NYT, USA Today, Amazon Bestselling, and Upcoming Authors
Come party with us, chat, ask questions, and get to know these awesome authors! The event will last 3 days. All times are EDT: 8/27 from 7:30PM - 10PM, 8/28 from 2PM - 12Midnight, and 8/29 from 10AM - 12Midnight. More specifics about the authors' schedules will be added closer to the event, so stay tuned!
*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOT SPONSORED BY, AFFILIATED WITH, OR ENDORSED BY FACEBOOK.*

Party Schedule - We'll start pre-party activities Monday, 8/24/15

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Carson's Story - Excerpt #promotion #gay #romance #mustread

Carson’s Story

‘One man’s love is another man’s strength.’

A twenty-year veteran of the police force, Carson Mackenzie has worked hard to carve his niche in a demanding environment where stress is the operative word. Thanks to his occupation, he’s never relied on anyone, not even his husband Stephen until he’s involved in a severe car accident while on duty one night. His recovery isn’t smooth; reoccurring nightmares of the crash play havoc with his mental health and he starts to experience a new kind of stress—something he’s never dealt with, anxiety.
Adding to his problems, Dudley Kramer corners him in a restaurant, a shady art dealer who almost ruined his marriage and career once before. Arrogant and self-serving, Dudley wants sex and he’ll do whatever it takes. Too ashamed to ask for help, he tries to handle the situation alone but quickly discovers the art dealer won’t take no for an answer.

Excerpt:
Dudley’s complaint had come as a shock, and I was still stupefied from it when I shut the door to Leland’s office. I couldn’t figure out why Dudley had pinned it on Stephen, what he’d hoped to accomplish. Before I could rationalize my actions, I strode to the basement and got in my cruiser and the blurred scenery of a city submersed in white darted past the windshield. I was way out of my jurisdiction.
Parking on a side street neatly tucked from view of the main road, I put on my hat, shut the door and trudged the incline of cracked cement toward the upper sidewalk. To my right, I opened the door to the gallery and bells jingled. The central area was quiet. Paintings and various pieces art were bathed in soft light while the rest were subdued in a murky darkness. The bar sparkled with the reflection of pot lighting on liquor bottles and glassware.
“Well, well, well…. What do we have here?” Dudley emerged, cigarette in hand, from between a pair of pastels suspended from the ceiling. “Carson Mackenzie is in my gallery and in uniform. I think I’ve died and gone to heaven. You should’ve called first so I could prepare.”
“It’s Constable Mackenzie to you.”
“I see.” He grinned, his lascivious gaze once again ravaging me from head to toe. “Fine, I’ll play nice.”
It appeared we were alone, but I kept my back to the wall just the same, ensuring I had an unobstructed view of every angle. “I’m here because we need to talk.”
“It’s a little late for that, isn’t it?” He took a drag and sat on a stool at the bar. “We talked yesterday and we both know how well that went.”
“This is personal,” I said in a low voice. “Playing my shadow is one thing, but harassing Stephen and then lodging a complaint against him when you’re the one at fault is completely another. I want you to leave him out of this.”
“So, that’s why you’re here. Well, I’ve got a news flash for you, Constable Mackenzie,” he sneered, mashing the cigarette in a crystal ashtray on the bar. “We all live in the same fucking city and if I want to sue your sugar daddy, I will. If I want to lodge a complaint concerning your less-than professional-behavior, I will. You got physical the other day, not me. Maybe you should keep your anger in check, then there wouldn’t have been a fucking problem to begin with!”
The anger came on swift and before I realized, I had Dudley rammed against the bar by his throat, immobilized, and I was breathing in his face. He immediately put both hands up and tilted his head back, going limp in my grip.
“I wasn’t asking,” I growled at his cheek, twisting the scruff of his neck, “I was telling. Stick your nose in my relationship one more time—cause me any more grief at work—and it’ll be the last time you do it. I can make your life very uncomfortable…get my drift?” I backed off, gradually releasing him. “I haven’t worn this uniform and gone through hell all these years to be intimidated by a sniveling prick like you. Stay out of my life!”
He must’ve taken the threat seriously because he was instantly humbled. “Okay,” he said with humility. “Point taken. I need to set my sights on someone else.”
“I’m glad we’ve come to an understanding.”
I’d come that close to putting Dudley Kramer in the hospital and losing everything. It hadn’t been the most intelligent move on my part, but I couldn’t handle another second of the slimy bastard’s bullshit.
Adjusting my hat, I glanced around the gallery and exited the building. The noise of the city clobbered my senses: traffic, people, and rain battering the pavement. I inhaled the damp, crisp air deeply and got inside my cruiser, dropping my hat on the passenger seat. The rain pelted the windshield and roof to a deafening beat, dampening the voice from dispatch. I turned up the volume. There was a robbery in process. Listening intently, I started the car.


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Monday, August 17, 2015

Only Serious About You - Yaoi Review #bookreview #yaoi #romance #drama

Welcome to BRB, everyone! In the fantastical world of writing the author basically has creative license to use whatever trope they want. The sky is literally the limit. And one trope that has been exploited, especially within the last few decades, predominantly in genres such as yaoi is ‘the straight man who falls in love with a gay man’ or if you prefer ‘the gay man who relentlessly hounds the straight man (possibly forces him in the end) because he can’t handle another minute of the unrequited love’.
Okay, if you seriously consider the situation and both people’s sexual preferences the odds of this actually happening in real life is slim to none. And I can say that from personal experience. I am straight and a number of women have made advances toward me at different times in my life. I had no desire whatsoever. If a person is bi-sexual or perhaps sexually curious, I suppose it could happen. But under normal circumstances a straight person wouldn’t just ‘switch sides’, no more than a lesbian would engage in a relationship with a man. Not typically, anyway. We are each true to what is at our core. This isn’t to say I haven’t used the same trope, because I have. Most authors who write gay romance have either tempted fate or at least considered it. The reason for this is because it’s a great fantasy. Period.


Now, take that premise and add a child to the mix. The straight man is divorced and raising his daughter alone. His daughter gets sick and the gay man ends up helping them.
One the best yaoi I’ve read along those lines is Sorenari ni Shinken Nandesu (I’m Serious in My Own Way or Only Serious About You), story and art by Asou Kai. Listed as a slice of life, this touching yaoi has truly heart-rending scenes. Anyone who has gone through a rough divorce and raised a child on his or her own will sympathize. I give kudos to the author’s depiction of the single father, Oosawa, who only wants the best for his daughter Chizu, and gay man, Yoshioka, who remains a respectfully patient but loving pillar of strength.

BCB:
Yoshioka is a regular at Oosawa's restaurant, and always seems to be bringing in yet another boyfriend to enjoy Oosawa's delicious cooking. As a single parent, Oosawa works very hard and doesn't have time to make many close friends, or even consider dating. But when his beloved daughter Mizu falls ill and Yoshioka offers his help, Oosawa finds he must accept this frivolous seeming person's outstretched hand. Yet, sometimes people are not quite what they seem, as Oosawa discovers. A tender romance story of a single father, a lonely businessman, and the child who brings them together.
This yaoi is a thoroughly enjoyable read, and the art is pretty. It has the perfect balance of drama, sex, humour and romance. So, I really can't say anything bad about it. I’ve read all of Asou Kai’s work that is available in English and this is one of the best. Five stars!

Happy Yaoi Hunting!
Blak Rayne




Saturday, August 15, 2015

Meet the Authors! Win a Gift! #erotic #romance #promotion #facebook

Welcome to BRB, everyone! This is a very special post. Tease to Please is now available at Amazon! Very exciting! 50 authors share their talent in an exclusive volume of tantalizing excerpts--everything erotic and romantic in all genres--you don't want to miss! And the best part, Tease to Please is free right now! Click on any one of the links below.

The second best thing the Tease to Please authors have a raffle with tons of great gifts you can win! To enter the raffle click the link above this post!

The third best thing...the Tease to Please authors are having a Facebook party Aug 27 through to Aug 29th! Click the link to find out more. 
https://www.facebook.com/TeasetoPlease50

Amazon International Direct link:

Amazon US:

Amazon CA:

Amazon AU:

Amazon UK:

Amazon IN:

http://www.amazon.in/Tease-Please


It's Here!!!!!! Tease to Please
EXTRAORDINARY AUTHOR EXCERPTS from 50 NYT, USA Today & Amazon Bestselling & Upcoming Authors
Come party with us, chat, ask questions, and get to know these awesome authors! The event will last 3 days. All times are EDT: 8/27 from 7:30PM - 10PM, 8/28 from 2PM - 12Midnight, and 8/29 from 10AM - 12Midnight. More specifics about the authors' schedules will be added closer to the event, so stay tuned!
*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOT SPONSORED BY, AFFILIATED WITH, OR ENDORSED BY FACEBOOK.*
Party Schedule - We'll start pre-party activities Monday, 8/24/15