Monthly Archives: March 2014

Wednesday Briefs: March 25, 2014

Here is a list of all the authors flashing this week, along with a brief snippet from their latest free work. Click the link after the snippet to be taken to the complete story on the author’s home page.

This week we welcome a new flasher –  Jim Dunaway to our group.

It’s All in the Tips #9: by; A.R. Von:

Our eyes meet and a spark alights in his pupils. His touch…even though it’s just a light brush of his fingers against my flesh, feels incredible. I can’t begin to explain the heat that’s traveling from his digits to the tips of my ears, straight to my erotic core. My pussy is fluttering and soaked to the point I feel it cooling against my panties.

I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s eventually a wet spot on my jeans.

So turned on and unknowing of what I should do. I cross and uncross my legs. Trying to relieve some of the tingles accumulating…

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Toss Up Tuesday: Sweet Giordan, Please Remember by Raine O’Tierney

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In my day-to-day life, I am a library lady and as such library things interest me. In a meeting with our programming department, we jokingly asked if we could get Neil Gaiman as the author for our NaNoWriMo after-hours party this November. Mr. Gaiman’s appearance fee is a well-earned $30,000—so, no go. But have you heard the man speak? He is SO motivating.

I am no Neil Gaiman.

But in my 20+ years of writing, I have developed a small set of advice that I keep close to my heart. For the low, low price of NO DOLLARS, I want to share it with you now.

Be brave in all things.

Writing is scary. Writing can be downright terrifying even. If you aren’t scared of writing, there is always sharing your stories, editing, soliciting for publication, blurb writing, release day, promo, reviews, self-doubt, and the NEXT story. There’s always something to be nervous about. That’s why you must be brave to pursue your dreams.

Write boldly.

The bolder the better. Don’t let anyone set limitation on your story. Write with the graceful wordcraft of an adult and the imagination of a child.

Write for yourself.

Money is awesome. Writing and getting paid to write? Awesomely awesome. But writing FOR money? It’s taxing. It’s draining. I don’t care if you are following trends or not as long as, at the heart of it, you are saying something meaningful for yourself. Speak with your voice, not the voice they want you to have.

You have a lifetime of stories, they don’t have to all be written today.

This is not my advice—it is my friend Lisa’s. She drilled it into my head. When you craft, craft with precision and care. The goal is not to write 100 mediocre stories when a little more effort and a little more time would produce five AMAZING stories.

You are a creative being.

Prove it! Write, draw, sing, knit, garden, dance, bake, design, sew, anything. Get your fingers moving and your brain flowing. Be creative in all things!

We’ve all been told at one point or another that dreams are for babies and dreaming is pointless. SCREW. THAT. Dream big! Dream bold! Dream in defiance! DREAM. And then do something about those dreams.

I believe in you,
Raine O’Tierney 

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Sweet Giordan, Please Remember by Raine O’Tierney

Giordan Stone is lucky, all things considered. Sure, he spent five years in a coma only to wake with a right leg that’s practically useless and no memories other than his name. But now he’s under the care of sassy southern surrogate mother, Chloe Devereaux, spending his days painting and healing. Giordan wants for nothing at all… until he looks out the window one morning and sees Chloe’s gorgeous son, Shane, standing there. Something very familiar stirs in Giordan.

When he sketches, Giordan is able to go into an “art trance” where pieces of disjointed memory come back to him without time or place. More and more of these flashes are of Shane Devereaux and the intense, intimate experiences they shared together. Even though Shane keeps his distance now, Giordan is convinced his flashes are real. But he doesn’t have the whole story. Giordan is determined to fill in his memory blanks and convince Shane his feelings are genuine.

Excerpt

Self-consciously, he glanced up, but Chloe was walking away from the truck, giving him privacy to do what he loved. With no eyes on him or his paper, Giordan laid the sketchbook down and carefully took an eraser to the light age lines on Shane’s face. He softened the look in his eyes, trimmed and then erased entirely his beard, and made him smile—just a little. The effect was so utterly charming that Giordan sank lower into the bed of the truck, more a boy with his first crush than a grown man.

Another clean page. He drew Shane’s face again. This time with more detail, taking special care to get the shape of his ears, his nose, his mouth—a wicked grin on his face—just right. He looked like Chloe in some ways—same green eyes but lighter skin—a blending of Chloe’s coffee and Mr. Devereaux’s cream. Shane’s jaw and brow were his father’s, but his well-defined cheekbones, full beautiful lips, and deep dimple came from some unknown ancestor. To say he was merely attractive was to do him a disservice.

“It’s going to rain.” A voice purred in Giordan’s brain, a deep, seductive, slightly familiar voice.

“We should go back in,” Giordan whispered down at the paper. He sketched Shane’s nostrils, his eyelashes, the intricate lines of his ears, all those hidden, beautiful things.

“Not a chance. I finally get you out here. You think I’m going to let a little rain stop me?”

“We’re going to get caught,” Giordan insisted. He was speaking out loud as if reading a script, and he could barely see the paper anymore. Was he making this all up? He could hear the voice so clearly in his head. “Your parents are—”

“In France. Be with me.”

“Okay.”

It started with silliness. They were supposed to have a picnic. Sandwiches and wine in the shade of the new green leaves. But then Shane hoisted him up into his arms and carried Giordan to the grove, a wicked grin on his face.

“I’m not a princess,” Giordan, much younger then, reminded him with a fake look of disapproval. He kicked two good legs. “I don’t need to be carried!”

Shane had put out a blanket and laid Giordan down on it. “Maybe I just want to carry you. Whether you need it or not.”

Wind rustled the leaves of the trees, and a sweet smell filled the air. It was definitely going to rain.

“I can’t believe I agreed to this,” he murmured.

“I don’t know why. We’ve done it a hundred times before.”

“Not outside we haven’t!” Giordan protested.

“No one’s going to see,” Shane promised.

“Someone might.”

“Well, then maybe I don’t care whether or not anyone sees.”

Buy links

DSP: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/index.php?cPath=55_1024

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Giordan-Please-Remember-OTierney-ebook/dp/B00J3JJTFQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395358570&sr=8-1&keywords=Sweet+Giordan

ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-sweetgiordanpleaseremember-1453078-149.html

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sweet-giordan-please-remember-raine-otierney/1118935103?ean=2940149452255

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Raine O’Tierney is an always-writing, boundlessly enthusiastic, exclamation point addict! (!!!) She is known for declaring every day “the best day EVER!” and every thing her “all-time FAVORITE!” Despite this (obnoxious?) exuberance, she still somehow manages to have a wonderfully encouraging husband and writing partner, Siôn, and an amazing group of friends and colleagues who continue to support (read: put up with) her. Raine spends her days working as a library lady, fighting the good fight for intellectual freedom.

 

 

Website and social media links

Website: http://raineotierney.com/
E-mail: Raineotierney@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RaineOTierneyAuthor
The Hat Party (LGBT Author Interviews) http://raineotierneyhatparty.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @RaineOTierney
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/RaineOTierney

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Blog Tour and Prizes!

Sweet Giordan, Please Remember Blog Tour
March 17th–March 29th

Prizes:

*** Set of Sweet Giordan, Please Remember and Under the Table and Into His Heart ebooks
*** I Believe in the Sweetness Notebook
*** I Believe in the Sweetness Tote
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Please visit Home of the Sweetness to enter:
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Wednesday Briefs: March 19, 2014

Here is a list of all the authors flashing this week, along with a brief snippet from their latest free work. Click the link after the snippet to be taken to the complete story on the author’s home page.

This week we welcome a new flasher – TC Collins to the fold.

Trouble Comes in Threes – #4.2: by; M.A. Church:

Dolf followed Tal to the main bedroom. “We need to get these clothes off him and quickly. I can feel him shaking. I’m going to sit down in that chair by the bed and start undressing him. I need you to go to the bathroom and wet a washcloth for me. I’ll hold it to the wound while we finish undressing him.”

Tal hurried to the master bath. Dolf sat. Moments later, he heard the water running. Tal returned, and Dolf moved Kirk around in his arms so he could hold the washcloth against the wound.

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Wednesday Briefs: March 12, 2014

Here is a list of all the authors flashing this week, along with a brief snippet from their latest free work. Click the link after the snippet to be taken to the complete story on the author’s home page.

Sunrise: by Victoria Adams:

The pressure of J’dol’s lips on Sian’s caused her heart to flutter. She melted into his body as he tightened his embrace. She felt his hips press against hers as her breasts molded against his firm chest. Never had a moment been so perfect. The two of them standing by the edge of a lake, warm sun shining down as they passionately kissed.

With a confused gasp, Sian found herself ripped from J’dol as he stepped back. What had gone wrong? She cast her gaze over his face? It was lined with confusion and sadness.

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Meet The Author Monday – Chris T. Kat

The Wolf and His Diva—birthed as a Wednesday Briefs flash fiction story

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Hello, I’m Chris T. Kat and I’m here to talk about my new release, The Wolf and His Diva, a m/m shape-shifter romance which will be published by Dreamspinner Press on March 12th.

The Wolf and His Diva started its life as a free story early in 2013. At that point I joined a group of flash fiction writers (you can find us at https://wedbriefsfic.com/) and the story was called “To Love a Fox”. I had to stop writing the story because of several books in the production line as well as an increased workload in real life. Continue reading

Wednesday Briefs: March 5, 2014

Here is a list of all the authors flashing this week, along with a brief snippet from their latest free work. Click the link after the snippet to be taken to the complete story on the author’s home page.

Diventado: Becoming; by JC Wallace:

“Hey,” Turk said on an exhale, his lust filled eyes softening. He raised his hand, intent on touching Owen’s face, but Owen knew that touch would be too gentle, too intimate, too much like a lover’s caress with one exception… lovers weren’t supposed to want to kill one another. No matter how desperately Owen needed that touch, craved the affection after weeks of captivity where touches had been clinical and rough, he couldn’t allow Turk get close, again. Not when that closeness would cause misplaced mercy. Not when this man should plunge a sword into his chest.

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