Thing One – Charlie Glickman, one of my fave bloggers, posted today on feeling delight. No huge new insights – just a thoughtful reflection on how easily we take delight in things around us when we’re little, how quickly most of us are socialized away from it, and how freeing and restorative it can be to return to our natural instinct for what’s delightful.
Thing Two – I’d just finished reading that when hubs came into the living room and said “Fireflies.” This evening is their first appearance this year, so we went outside and sat on the back deck for fifteen minutes watching them flicker and gradually rise.
Delightful. Thank you, Charlie.
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:
It’s June, and that means Pride Month!
By now you know most of our books feature GLBT characters, so it’s no surprise that we’re all excited about Pride Month! We’ve been friends with author Beth Wylde for years and always look forward to the June events on her Yahoo Reader Group. She’ll be running special events almost every day for the entire month. Each Monday in June features one of the four GLBT letters, and you can catch the whole schedule HERE. We’ll be participating with giveaways on the following dates – and here’s an extra contest, just for Newsletter subscribers: Catch me at one of Beth’s events and comment on something I’ve said, and you’re entered for your choice of a download from my backlist!
June 11 – L day. We have erotic stories in several lesbian anthologies as well as one stand alone novella, so I’ll be at Beth’s to pimp those.
June 16 – Torquere Press, home to two of our lesbian pieces.
June 18 – B day. I can hardly wait – this is my personal fave, and with a new release coming out July 1st, I’m way pumped. Some special authors have already committed to join the party: Elizabeth Black, Louisa Bacio, Delilah Devlin and Giselle Renarde!
June 24 – Midnight Seductions. I’ve been part of this author group with Beth since a few of us founded it in 2007, and as always I’m excited about the range and quality of LGBT stories from members of our group.
Here are some of our GLBT books we’re especially proud of: