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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Fanfic Phenomena #fanfic #stories #writing #article

In the last decade, at least online, fan fiction has taken the world by storm. It is how many authors got their start in writing and honed their skills. One author told me that she wrote the stories for the pure pleasure of it because she was a diehard fan and wanted to see her favourite characters live on.

Dictionary: fan fiction (also informal fanfic) noun: fiction written by a fan of, and featuring characters from, a particular TV series, movie, etc. Which also includes video games, manga, anime series and comics.

And now fanfic has become so entrenched in our modern culture, events that used to be classified as perhaps a sci-fi convention or anime convention or comicon are now simply referred to as fan conventions. People like to read never-ending sagas about their much-loved characters, especially when a certain series has ended. Crossovers or mixing universes is also popular—hell Wolverine can date Buffy or anyone else that might turn his crank. And although there are rivalries between such fans as Trekies and Star Tards, and they can be fierce, there are many people who love both.
This type of writing has even found a home in modern publishing. In North America artists make fan based comics, and in Japan they print doujinshi, rewriting entire plots or creating completely new and exciting ones. Slash is another hugely popular branch of fan fiction.

Dictionary: Slash fiction is a genre of fan fiction that focuses on interpersonal attraction and sexual relationships between fictional characters of the same sex.

I don’t know if fan fiction will change any of the original creator’s minds, but it sure as hell makes things interesting. It is inspiration at its best. One thought can lead to another and another and then suddenly the author is writing about a totally different universe, something they can call their own. So I think fan fiction has its place. Some argue it’s a rip-off of the original works and of course that brings the issue of copyright infringement to the forefront. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t support piracy, it’s wrong and costs the hardworking author. But if the fanfic is written for the sheer enjoyment and not to make profit, then it isn’t hurting anyone. As I see it, it’s a huge ego booster to have so many people admire your work, and admire it in such a unique way.

Just for the fun of it, I’ve added a bunch of slash images. Do you know the pairings?

All these fantastic drawings belong to their respective creators!
Blak Rayne

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Suck if Up, Baby! Blow Jobs - #ex #adult #article #erotic

A Very, Very Special Treat

Clinton lied. A man might forget where he parks or where he lives, but he never forgets oral sex, no matter how bad it is. Barbara Bush (former First Lady)
Fact of life – men love blow jobs.
No surprise, really. After all, what you rather have him do to you – fumble around in the dark, or get down to some serious breakfast, lunch and dinner on you? Oral sex is just wonderful [Note to the puritans amongst us: oral sex does not mean just talking about it… It means much, much more.]
So; if you want to give your man a fantastic experience that costs nothing and is not fattening, give him a blow job. Easy, and you don’t even need any special equipment. But – and I just have to ask this – how good are you when it’s time to suck the lollipop?
I know some women are a little uncertain about blow jobs. Perhaps they feel they are being used, and that there is nothing it for them. The idea of kneeling before their man worries them.
Now that’s just silly! Who do you think is in charge? Who is holding whose important bits in her hand? Who can make her displeasure known instantly by closing her teeth? Women are ‘in charge’, of course. As with all good love making, the woman decides what is going to happen, and the man knows very well that if he pushes her when she does not want to be pushed, there might not be another opportunity.
So, if you want to give your man a wonderful time and you are absolutely in charge, answer me this; why do men who apparently know about these things say that, without fail, men give better blow jobs than women? You might think you are good but, believe me, you can be better. Don’t ask your man about this. He will certainly lie because, as Barbara Bush said, even half a loaf feels pretty good, and it is way better than no bread at all.
This is important, ladies, and you owe it to yourself to study and get better, starting today…
Just a snippet from How to make Wild, Passionate Love to your Man. Of course, there is much more to study…

Look and Lick

Start by holding his cock and studying it carefully. Even if it is an old friend and has been inside you thousands of times, he will enjoy watching you explore it. Pull his foreskin back if he has one, and look at it from all angles. An experimental lick or two is in order, especially burrowing the tip of your tongue into spots under the rim of the glans. Kisses all over and down to his balls are also welcome. Then close your mouth, run your tongue over your lips to wet them, look him straight in the eye and suck the whole glans slowly into your mouth. Don’t just open your mouth and pop it in; suck him in with a long slow slurp. You are now ready to start in earnest.
It is surprising how many ladies think that fellatio consists of bobbing their head up and down so that their lover’s cock slips in and out of their mouth. While it is true that this feels good to your man, it doesn’t feel as good as doing the same thing in your pussy which, after all, is designed to do just that. Neither is it essential to force his cock deep into your mouth. Again, your pussy specializes in that and does it better.
What your pussy can’t do – and your mouth does extremely well – is lick and suck; roll your tongue up and torment the slit at the end; lick round and around the rim of the glans; flick-flick-flick at the web of skin between the two ribs on the lower side of the glans – in fact a whole galaxy of different sensations. All of these things are intensely exciting, and you can only give them to him with your mouth. So suck it in and hold it in your warm mouth for a while and explore it with your tongue.
You are holding his cock in your hand while you explore the glans, and if he has a foreskin you are holding it back so you can run your tongue around all those exciting corners. Foreskin or not, you should be holding the skin of his shaft back firmly. This pulls at the join between the glans and the shaft, and stretches those sensitive nerves endings. Stretched out like this they are at the mercy of your tongue tip as you flick it back and forth around the join. Keep watching him while you do this because if there is any sign he is getting too excited, you must back off quickly. Just relax the tension your hand is giving him, and leave the glans alone.
Men will let you lick and suck at the head of their cock for just as long as you like, and in fact many women complain that they don’t like fellatio because it is tiring to keep their mouth open for so long. This is just an excuse for bad technique and shows that the women concerned don’t really care. Of course keeping your mouth wide open for long periods is uncomfortable – who enjoys going to the dentist? So shut it! Keep his cock in your mouth as long as you are comfortable, and then take it out and do something else. Lick it. Give it big wet kisses and sucks using just your lips with your teeth closed. Hold his prick up and bury your face in his balls. Poke your tongue at the end of it and work with your hands for a while. Kiss his balls (gently) and nibble at his bag with your lips. He will enjoy all of those things.
In the first phase of your work try all sorts of caresses and, of course, repeat those that have the most interesting effect on him. At this point you do not need any sort of rhythm. That comes next.
Building up
Your mouth is wet and soft, and one of the delightful things you can do to him is to move him around inside it. With your mouth relaxed and open just enough to keep your teeth clear, put the glans or part of it in your mouth and move your head gently from side to side. Don’t worry if you dribble a bit; it all adds to the luxurious feeling you will be giving him. If you wanted to, you could make him come just like this. It is such a relaxed method that you can even do it lying on your back with him resting his tip on (rather than in) your mouth from the side.
Although the most intense and enjoyable sensations come from your mouth, the drive to orgasm should ideally come from your hands. Cup his balls in one hand and gently brush and manipulate his bag. With the other hand, work the skin on his shaft back and forth. As you are licking and sucking at his glans, the range of movement of your hand is necessarily limited so here is a technique that is guaranteed to drive him mad.
Pull the skin on his shaft back positively until it tugs at the glans. Then pull back harder until it is really tight – your man will let you know if you overdo this – and relax again but only far enough to reduce the tension, not so far that the tension disappears. Just go from tight to very tight and back again. And now repeat this stroke, slowly at first, faster as you approach his orgasm.
Remember that it is your hand that gives him the orgasm, not your mouth. Your hand makes the orgasm, and your mouth makes sure the orgasm is the most fantastic, intense and explosive experience possible. The combination of your mouth on his glans and your hand on the shaft is what will give him the perfect blow job.

Jacqueline lives in Far North Queensland, on the shore of the Coral Sea. She keeps herself busy with her cats and garden, and by writing books - some of which are far too naughty for her own good. You can find out more about Jacqueline and her books at www.jacquelinegeorgewriter.com 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Upcoming Release Carson's Story! #promo #book #gay #mmromance

Welcome to BRB, everyone! I've finally finished my next novel. It will be available for purchase before the month end after it's formatted for distribution. Carson's Story is the third in the Stephen and Carson series. Which is just my label, because the series doesn't actually have a formal title. The first book is The Ideal Side of Love, and the second book is The Ideal Side of Life. The first two books were written from Stephen's somewhat neurotic perspective. And when it came time to pen the last in the series, I decided it was time for a change and switched to Carson's more level-headed and laid-back POV. I hate to admit it, but out of all the character's I've written, his personality is probably the closest to mine. But that doesn't exclude Reeve (Devotion) or Sloan (Benevolence Series), characters with certain personality traits that are also eerily similar to my own. I have tendency to identify better with semes (yaoi) or the more dominant male leads, not that I domineer people, but I've been told I have a more masculine perception of life. Thanks Dad and all my brothers! Ugh!

I thoroughly enjoyed researching and writing these books. I'd always wanted to write a gay romance with a police officer in it. And I thought who better than an RCMP officer, because they're a well recognize police force in this country and world wide. And since my best friend's husband is an RCMP officer, I couldn't go wrong. He was thrilled to help me. So, thank you, Jason! I was supposed to do a ride-along as part of my research, but it had to be postponed. Anyway, I still plan to go. And if he'll let me, I'd love to take pictures, and I will definitely write a post about it.

Another steamy excerpt will be posted later this month. But for now, I hope you enjoy the first teaser excerpt!

Carson's Story
By Blak Rayne

‘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.

Teaser Excerpt:

Rapping a knuckle on the office door, I poked my head inside the room. “Can I come in?”
He removed a pair of dark-rimmed reading glasses that made him look like a professor, folded his arms and placed them atop a magazine on the desk. “Of course, hon.”
Moving the other chair from the corner, I sat in front of him and bent forward, elbows on my knees. “It won’t take long.”
“That’s fine, I was only reading the financial column.” He rubbed his face and leaned back with a yawn, tilting the chair. “The economy’s going for a shitter, so it was boring as hell. What’s up?”
“There’s something I’ve been meaning to tell you.”
“I don’t know if I can handle all this honesty—I almost miss the old, stoic you.” He chuckled, then after a moment exhaled a sigh. “I was only teasing, hon, go ahead.”
“I’m sorry. It hasn’t been easy for me either. I’m not used to discussing work…never wanted to bring it home.”
“Gotcha. Don’t worry.” He reached over and gave my shoulder a gentle smack. “Start talking.”
“It’s about Dudley…he’s been accused of more serious crimes.”
“Okay,” he said slowly, studying my overall expression. “I can’t get a read off you this time. What type of crimes are you talking about?”
“Illegal drugs and rape. Several men lodged complaints. Each had been given a date-rape drug and was sexually assaulted in the art gallery…under the guise of art showings.”
Stephen rested his head on a tight fist and searched my eyes. “Those are pretty serious accusations—not that I’m surprised. The guy was kind of strange in college.”
“When you first introduced him to me, you said he was an okay guy…?”
“No, hon,” he contradicted politely. “What I’d actually said was he’d never done anything wrong in college that I knew of. Anyway, what does all this have to do with you?”
“Not long ago, Staff Sergeant Leland asked me to participate in an entrapment case against Dudley—”
“Because we’d experienced a similar incident at the art gallery, and because Dudley is attracted to you, you’d be the perfect bait.”
I wasn’t surprised he understood; Stephen is highly intelligent. “Yes,” I replied quietly, squeezing my hands together. “That’s why I’ve been out of sorts. It caused a lot of added stress.”
“Undue stress. Well, I trust you told Leland to blow it out his ass.”
“After what happened at the grocery store, yes.”
He rubbed a finger on his lower lip and said with mild indifference, “What goes around comes around and Dudley the Asshole Kramer will get his. But, at least not through you.”
“No thanks, I’ve had my fill.”
Rising from the chair, he stretched. “I’m heading to work.” And brushed past me.
“That’s it…?” I followed him so closely I nearly tripped in to him.
“I won’t be long.”
“Not that, Stephen. I’ve got a shift myself.” I gestured back to the office. “I just poured my heart out, and no kiss. Surely that qualified as a kiss moment.”
Stephen spun around, grabbed my shirt and yanked me close, his intense gaze searching mine until my cheeks got hot. “Right, well, maybe you need more than a kiss,” he insisted brazenly and my stomach fluttered. “Maybe you need sex.”
I wanted to say yes, shout it out, and then I finally found a little courage and said meekly, “Maybe I do.”
He paused with his mouth an inch from mine; his brows furrowed. “Are you teasing me?”
“No.” I swallowed and my pulse rose with the anticipation.
“What about work?”
“I’ve got fifteen minutes before I have to leave.”
He gave me a kiss and grinned. “Oh, I could definitely rock your world in fifteen minutes, trust me, Mr. Stud Muffin Cop.”
My cock stood at attention as he dragged me to the other end of the house, pushed me onto our bed, kicked the door shut and loosened his tie.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

10 Dance #yaoi #book review #adult #gay

Welcome to BRB, everyone! This post should've gone live last night, but I'm working on the final touches to get my next novel ready for publication. Which means I'm busy, and unfortunately, I lost track of time.
10 Dance artwork and story by Inoue Satou. BCB: Sugiki, a standard ballroom dancer, offers to teach Suzuki, a Latin American dancer, ballroom in exchange for Suzuki to teach him in return. Their names are similar, but their personalities are totally opposite, just like their dance. When the two meet, something's bound to happen!
Yes, something is bound to bloody happen, but I need chapter nine to find out! 10 Dance is another yaoi that provides an extremely titillating but slow burn, and when I say slow, I mean grab a large glass of wine, get into a relaxed position and prepare for the slowest build-up to a climax ever written in the history of BL mangas. Well, not literally, but it felt pretty damned close. When two hot men get sweaty together on the dance floor, and tease and seduce each other with suggestive body language and the odd kiss, which includes one passionate kiss with tongues, and nothing happens afterward, I’m talking about pure frustration.
Sugiki is stiff, reserved and cold, where Suzuki is hyper, out-going and speaks his mind, a somewhat unbalanced yet complimentary combination. But both men love to dance—they live and breathe it—and are determined to teach the other. After practicing together for several weeks, they gradually become closer and have a better understanding of what it takes to learn something new. Sugiki begins to admire Suzuki for his natural ability, and Suzuki begins to appreciate Sugiki’s perseverance. He’s always been in awe of the standard ballroom dancer, but that changes as they spend more time together. And just as they start to get somewhere, Sugiki decides to enter a competition in the UK and asks Suzuki to go along.
I admit I don’t know anything about dance, so that aspect of the story I found interesting. The author put a lot of effort into the imagery; drawing movement of any kind isn’t easy. As for the main characters, Sugiki and Suzuki are equals and outwardly act like semes. To be honest, I don’t know who will bottom, not that it matters. Although, I suspect it might be Suzuki just for the simple fact, he seems a teeny-weeny bit intimidated by Sugiki and his skill as a dancer. Having said that, I really fell for these two men and can only hope for a happy ending. 10 Dance was a thoroughly pleasurable read and I can’t wait for the next instalment. 5 stars!

Blak Rayne