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Monday is B Day!

Monday is B Day!

No, not my birthday lol – that’s three weeks away. B Day in June is Bisexuality Day at Beth Wylde’s Loop, where there’s a Pride celebration going on all month long. Special author guests and publishing houses are booked for every day in June, and each Monday is devoted to one of the four GLBT letters.

Join me and the exciting authors listed below Monday, June 18, for a day of great conversation, excerpts and even a few prizes. I’ll be doing a giveaway at the chat for one lucky commenter – plus, if you respond to my posts at Beth’s any time this month (AND if you subscribe to my Newsletter, upper left sidebar), you’re entered in my June contest for another giveaway!

Elizabeth Black Elizabeth Black lives in Massachusetts next to the ocean with her husband, son, and four cats. Her articles and erotic books and short stories have been published by Romance Divine, Circlet Press, Whiskey Creek Press Torrid, Xcite Books, Ravenous Romance, eXcessica Publishers, Scarlet Magazine, Sexis Magazine, Alternet, the Ms. Magazine Blog, Good Vibrations Magazine, and nuts4chic.

Louisa Bacio Louisa Bacio published her first erotic thriller SEX UNIVERSITY: Physical Education in June 2010, and since then has published three more, including The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf: A New Orleans Threesome and its sequel Chains of Silver. And, she possesses contracts for more! Her story “Two’s Company” can be found in I Kissed a Girl: A Virgin Lesbian Anthology. Bacio takes on the tale of Lilith in “Lilith: In Her Garden” in the Seducing the Myth anthology.

Delilah Devlin Delilah Devlin is a prolific and award-winning author of erotica and erotic romance with a rapidly expanding reputation for writing deliciously edgy stories with complex characters. Whether creating dark, erotically-charged paranormal worlds or richly descriptive historical stories that ring with authenticity, Delilah Devlin “pens in uncharted territory that will leave the readers breathless and hungering for more…” (Paranormal Reviews) Ms. Devlin has published over 100 erotic stories in multiple genres and lengths.

Giselle Renarde Eroticist Giselle Renarde is a queer Canadian, avid volunteer, contributor to more than 50 short story anthologies, and author of dozens of electronic and print books, including Anonymous, Ondine, and My Mistress’ Thighs. Ms Renarde lives across from a park with two bilingual cats who sleep on her head.

Ann Herendeen Ann writes from the “third perspective,” the woman who prefers a bisexual husband and an m/​m/​f menage. With Phyllida and the Brotherhood of Philander, Ann put a new twist on a traditional form, creating the ultimate love story she always wanted to read: a Regency romance with a bisexual hero. In Pride/​Prejudice, she tells the hidden bisexual story within Jane Austen’s classic novel.

Here are some of the stories I’ll be talking about:

Ripening Passion Swinging Games: Dare to Adventure Meghan's Playhouse: Meg's Folly

 

Grace Elliot ~ Hope’s Betrayal

One wild, winter’s night two worlds collide.

Known for his ruthless efficiency, Captain George Huntley is sent to stamp out smuggling on the south coast of England. On a night raid, the Captain captures a lanky lad, but finds his troubles are just beginning when the lad turns out to be a lass, Hope Tyler.

With Hope as bait, the Captain sets a trap to catch the rest of the gang. But in a battle of wills, with his reputation at stake, George Huntley starts to respect feisty, independent Hope. Challenged by her sea-green eyes and stubborn loyalty Huntley now faces a new threat – his growing attraction to a sworn enemy. And a love where either Hope betrays her own kind, or Captain Huntley is court-marshalled, is not an easy destiny to follow.

 

Available from:

Amazon      Amazon UK    Smashwords

*****

Injured on a smuggling run, Hope wakes to face the naval officer who captured her. 

 

Hope kept her eyes closed as she became conscious of a man’s heavy tread pacing the room. She waited until he was at the window and opened her eyelids a fraction. With the light behind him she saw an athletic man with wide shoulders, tall enough to have to stoop under the sloping eaves. Her stomach felt hollow with foreboding, for without doubt, this was the same man who’d pursued her over the dunes.

He must have sensed a change in her breathing, for suddenly he turned. He stared, with piercing blue eyes that penetrated her soul. Dressed in a naval uniform, the jacket cuffs ringed with gold braid, the man exuded authority. He continued to stare, his face unreadable; wilful, she decided, and yet uncommonly handsome. She blushed and reached for the covers, pulling them up to her chin.

“So, enough pretending. You are awake at last.” His voice, deep and melodic, brooked no argument.

“Please, sir, where am I?”

“Under house arrest.” He growled, obviously no friend. And yet, she touched her bandaged head, someone had taken care of her.

“You are in pain?” His consideration was surprising.

“Not so much now.”

The answer pleased him. “Good, then you have some explaining to do.”

“Please, sir, who are you?”

The man threw her a sideways glance and started to pace.

“Captain Huntley, RN. And you are?”

She decided against lying, her name alone couldn’t incriminate her family.

“Hope Tyler.”

“Well Miss Tyler, have you the slightest idea how much trouble you’re in?”

“Yes.”

The Captain stared at the ceiling. “A man died because of your felony. A Revenue man. He leaves a wife and three children.”

“I’m so sorry.” She whispered in distress.

“His fellow officers are baying for blood.”

Hope trembled, things were worse than she imagined.

“Someone must hang for his death.”

Her throat closed over.

“Be it you…or the man who pulled the trigger….my men don’t care.” Captain Huntley stepped closer, his presence dominating the room. She couldn’t breathe, he seemed made of granite, his eyes like flints, sparking with anger. “But I’m different.” His expression softened imperceptibly. “I like to think of myself as a fair man.”

Hope nodded, to encourage him.

“Any fool can see you are just a bit-player, a lackey. The men I want are the leaders, those who finance the contraband and organise the landings. Tell me who they are, and I shall intercede on your behalf with the authorities.”

“What if I don’t know their names?”

His wide mouth twitched downward. “Then I cannot help you.”

She would have shaken her head had it not been too painful. “The men you speak of aren’t stupid. They will know I am taken, and know if I betray them. If I do… they will come for my family.”

“Then put them behind bars.”

“It’s too risky. This way, it’s only me.”

He tried to hide it, but he looked surprised. She saw him drinking in the logic of her words and a shadow darkened his face. Clasping his hands behind his back, he turned to stare through the window.

“Tell me,” he said benignly, “what does it feel like to be abandoned? Because that’s what the smugglers did. Sailed away without a backward glance and left you to your fate.”

 

*****

Grace Elliot leads a double life as a veterinarian by day and an author of historical romance by night. Grace is an avid reader and believes intelligent people need to read romance – as an antidote to the modern world. She works in a companion animal practice near London and is housekeeping staff to five demanding felines.

“Hope’s Betrayal” is Grace’s third historical romance novel – to find out more please visit: https://www.amazon.com/author/graceelliot

Blog: “Fall in Love With History” http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.com

Twitter: @Grace_Elliot

 

 

HOPPINESS AND MORE!

Hoppy Winner and more contests!

Thanks so much, everyone who stopped by during the Hoppy Easter Blog Hop! It was fun to read all the comments about spring, which means so many different things to people.

Without further ado, here is our WINNER!!!

The random number generator picked Kathyrn’s comment, and she has won a $10 All Romance EBooks gift certificate plus her choice of one download from my backlist. Congratulations, Kathryn!

We have THREE more contests coming up this month!

First is our monthly Newsletter contest – this month, very simple. If you’re a subscriber to our newsletter, and you leave a comment on any post here at our blog during the month of April, you’re entered for another $10 All Romance EBooks gift certificate. Winner will be drawn May 1 – check out the sign-up widget on the left to launch your subscription!

Sapphic PlanetNext is a Blog Tour for the Sapphic Planet anthology, which includes our short story, “Accidental Contact.” The tour runs April 23 through May 4 and the prize is one download of the anthology. To enter, leave a comment on any of the tour stops – the more posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win! You can get links to all the tour stops HERE.

And running from April 1st through May 15th – the Night Owl Romance Spring Fling Webhunt ~ click the logo below for details on all the prizes and participants!

 
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