TV Night

So, there’s a new show that just debuted. State of Affairs with Katherine Heigl. This act description of it.
A CIA officer plucked from the field to become the president’s daily briefer, assuming responsibility for targeting America’s most critical threats while navigating the unique lifestyle that comes with such a high-powered job.

MV5BMzA2MjIyNzg2OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwOTgyMTcxMzE@._V1_SY317_CR1,0,214,317_AL_In all honesty, I wasn’t interested in it when I first saw it being promo’d. It looked like some sort of popcorny vehicle for the prefect pretty blond to be patriotic in. (And the still image to promote the show really doesn’t help). Yet, it was because of Katherine Heigl that I finally broke down and watched it. I like the movies she’s done, and I remember when she was on Grey’s Anatomy, that I really liked her.

Five minutes before the end of the pilot episode I was just ‘meh’ on the show. It wasn’t bad, it wasn’t great. I wasn’t sure what kind of show it was going to be. I probably would;t watch another episode.

At the end, after those final five minutes…yeah, I want to see more. I’m still not 100% sold on it, but its for my attention for now.

Madam Secretary, however, has had my attention form day one. And I’m still enjoying it. Not sure why these political type shows are hooking me in. I think it’s all the CIA stuff. LOL L

NLA-International Book Awards

I remember back in 2008 when I found out WICKED was a finalist for The Pauline Reage Literary Award. It was a surprise, and a huge honor. You see, this award is given out by the National Leather Association-International, and I had no idea the book had even been nominated. It wasn’t a contest I’d entered, a reader had nominated it because they thought it deserved notice. Not only did that touch me immensely, but the fact that WICKED was my first ‘lifestyle” BDSM story made this even more special. (By lifestyle I mean it featured people who lived the lifestyle, and not just people who had some kink in their vanilla life)

This nomination, by a reader, told me I got it right int he eyes of people who live the lifestyle. Not to mention that one of the other finalists was Joey W. Hill, who I admire hugely. :)

I didn’t win. I did get the Honorable Mention though, and to this day it’s still one of the things I’m most proud of.So, if you’ve read, or written, a story you think falls into any of these categories. Please nominate it, and help spread the positive word about well-written kink fiction and literature.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Nominations may be sent to the contact email at awards@nla-international.com

(Columbus, OH) — NLA-International, a leading organization for activists in the pansexual leather community, is now accepting nominations for its annual writing awards for excellence in SM/leather/fetish writing for books, articles, novels and short fiction, which were first published between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2014. The deadline for nominations is 31 January 2014. The finalists will be announced in March 2015. The winners will be announced at the National Leather Association’s Annual General Meeting. The five award categories are:

Non-Fiction Book (Geoff Mains Award)
Non-Fiction Article (Cynthia Slater Award)
Novel (Pauline Reage Award)
Short Fiction (John Preston Award)
Anthology (Samois Award)

Eligibility for all awards (short fiction, novel, non-fiction book, non-fiction article and anthology) requires first time publication of writing in the 2014 calendar year. If you or someone you know has published a book, article, or story dealing with any aspect of SM, leather, fetish, or kink sexuality please consider nominating it for one of the above awards. Authors and publishers are encouraged to nominate themselves by submitting copies of their work. Nominated works should foster education and promote awareness and a positive image of the leather/SM/fetish community. They should entertain and educate, while building awareness and tolerance of the community and showcasing the talents of its members. There are no submission fees, but the judges will require either print copies of the nominated work or a digital copy (PDF).

NLA-I has convened a jury of readers whose number includes noted erotica writers, past award winners and leading community activists. The judges are rotated regularly and their names withheld until after judging is complete to prevent lobbying by nominees.

Now in their seventh year, the NLA-I’s writing awards have received widespread appreciation and support. A “leather first”, they have become the preeminent awards for SM, leather, and fetish writing. Past winners include Laura Antoniou, Gloria Brame, Jack Fritscher, Lee Harrington, Anneke Jacob, Jeff Mann, Jack Rinella, David Stein, Cecilia Tan, Tristan Taormino, Claire Thompson, Alyson Tyler, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Mollena Williams, Annie Cox and Elizabeth Coldwell.

Nominations may be sent to the contact email at awards@nla-international.com

CandiAnne

Awards Chair (Interim)

Primal Snippet

Sweet Jesus, he was in trouble.
Adam knew who he was, what he wanted, and what he was good at.
He was a hard man who wanted little more than to protect the vulnerable, and he was good at it. Some might disagree, since he hadn’t always been able to do so in the past, but he was just a man. Olivia looking at him like he was some kind of hero wreaked havoc with his brain and his body.
He wanted nothing more than to take her home and carry her up to his bed, where he could alternately fuck her brains out and hold her safe in his arms, but that was not a smart move. Not only did she not know him at all, she was way out of his league. Smart and sexy, with an inner strength and fire that sucker punched him right in the gut. Christ, she’d just been attacked. He was a fucking asshole to even be thinking about sex around her right then, but fuck if he could help it. She’d fit perfect against his body, filling his arms with a softness that had long been missing from his life. She’d cried on his shoulder, and his heart had filled with a tenderness that was so foreign to him it had taken a minute to identify the emotion. Then she’d licked him.
That hot, wet tongue of hers just brushing against his skin was a sultry surprise that had made his dick swell and his heart pound. No problem identifying that emotion.
Get a fucking grip, man.
He swept some antiseptic cream over her cheek, brushed his thumb over her full bottom lip then pulled back. He lifted one foot up and brushed the gravel and sand from the bottom gently before sliding the shoe he’d grabbed from the floor of the car onto her foot. He did the same for the other foot then stood, zipping the small kit closed and stepping back from the car, and the woman who tempted him beyond reason.
“Done.”
She stood and looked at him. “Can I give you a ride home?”
No. No. Bad idea. “Where do you live?”
She cocked her head to the side. “Downtown, but I’ll drive you anywhere. I owe you at least that.”
Fuck. “I’m on East Sixth.”
What was he thinking? He was thinking they weren’t that far from each other, and he wanted to make sure she was good on the drive. Yeah, right. That’s what he was thinking.
An internal battle raged during the silent drive. He wanted her, and not just for one night either. Which was totally fucked. She was a doctor in designer clothes with a classy car and manners that spoke of high society. He was a gym rat and sex club owner who did the odd mercenary job for financial and emotional reasons. She was so far out of his league he was an idiot to even think of taking a swing.
When Olivia turned into the small parking lot next to his building, he was confident he could ignore his throbbing cock and do the right thing.
“You got a pen?” he asked before she could say anything. “Better yet, hand me your phone.”
She handed it to him, and he mentally called himself ten kinds of fool while he added his name and number to her contacts before climbing out of the car. He walked around the back end of the car and went to her window. “I’m under AK. Call me when you get home. If you don’t call in the next twenty minutes, I’ll be checking hospitals for you, Dr. Olivia Hamilton.”
The mix of disappointment and pleasure in her big green eyes mirrored the one in his gut, but it didn’t change his mind. That didn’t mean he could stop himself from leaning down, cupping the back of her head, and slanting his mouth over hers.
Her full lips parted easily, and he thrust in deep and fast; tasting, taking, and briefly claiming what she eagerly offered. “I want you, Beauty. Too much,” he said when he was able to stop himself.
He pulled back enough that he could see her clearly, and she could see him. “You’re too vulnerable for me to take what you’re offering tonight. You’re way out of my league, and in the cold light of day tomorrow, you’ll realize it, and I don’t want to be a regret. But if you ever feel like slumming, you have my number.”
He leaned in, placed another, gentler, kiss on the corner of her mouth before stepping back a final time. “Now, go straight home. And call me when you get there safely, so I don’t worry.”
Standing on the street in front of his building, he watched the Jag until he couldn’t see it anymore.

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It’s almost time!

Reviews are coming in on the ARCs of PRIMAL, and it’s almost release day!!

If you’re a newsletter subscriber, then you’ve seen Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 already, Chapter 3 will be in your inbox tomorrow. I can;t wait for you guys, those of you who have been with me for years, to read this story. I’ll be honest, it’s not the full-length novel I’d intended to write, but sometimes stories change as you write them. I ‘m a very organic writer and I believe in being true both the characters and the story, which means they take me on a journey just like they take readers.

While it’s not the story I’de envisioned, it is true to Adam and Olivia, and only makes me want to delve deeper into the Overwatch community.

I appreciate every review, I get, even if I don;t agree with what some say, I appreciate the time taken to read my story, and the effort to share opinions.

There are quite a few posted on GoodReeads already, but I just have to share with you my favorite of the reviews PRIMAL has gotten so far.

Heather Andrews gave it 5 Stars and says

Sometimes a man has to know things and Adam he doesn’t beat around the bush, “are you here just to get laid, or are you interested in me as a man and a person?” He stepped closer, reached out to grasp her hand and her wildly careening thoughts calmed. “I’m asking because I want to know if you’re staying for dinner after I eff you so hard you’re gonna have trouble walking tomorrow.” He’s really not afraid to voice anything with Olivia, “don’t silence yourself or hide from me. I want to hear you. Those noises you’re trying not to make tell me how you feel. What you like and don’t like. And they make my d*** hard enough to hammer nails.” He’s sometimes not exactly sure what he and Olivia are going to do but he always knows they’re gonna be doing the naughty, “it’s safe to say I’m going to eff you at some point in the night, but I can’t say for sure if it’ll be in the club or not.” This book was short, sweet and to the point which I loved.

The review, like the book, is short and to the point. and I think it sums up the story very well. ;)

Can’t wait to hear what y’all think!!!

Tatted up and Ready to Ride

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Releasing October 14th
Delicate Ink
A Brand New Full Length Novel in the Bestselling Montgomery Ink Series

On the wrong side of thirty, Austin Montgomery is ready to settle down. Unfortunately, his inked sleeves and scruffy beard isn’t the suave business appearance some women crave. Only finding a woman who can deal with his job, as a tattoo artist and owner of Montgomery Ink, his seven meddling siblings, and his own gruff attitude won’t be easy.

Finding a man is the last thing on Sierra Elder’s mind. A recent transplant to Denver, her focus is on opening her own boutique. Wanting to cover up scars that run deeper than her flesh, she finds in Austin a man that truly gets to her–in more ways than one.

Although wary, they embark on a slow, tempestuous burn of a relationship. When blasts from both their pasts intrude on their present, however, it will take more than a promise of what could be to keep them together.

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Releasing October 24
Primal

The new story in the erotic and emotional Overwatch series.

BDSM club owner Adam Kessler is no one’s hero. He joined the army to get away from the gang-life that had taken his brother, only to come home to heartache. He doesn’t hide his dominant side, and he doesn’t hesitate in his need to protect or enforce his particular brand of retribution on those who’ve earned it. There’s no way in hell he could walk past a man hassling a woman in an empty parking lot and do nothing. Only when the confrontation is over and the voluptuous blonde turns eyes filled with desire to him, does Adam realize he’s in trouble.

Psychologist Olivia Lang grew up with the proverbial silver spoon, and has never regretted spending more time on her career than on romance, until she meets Adam Kessler. He’s dark, he’s dangerous, and he’s deliciously dominant… and she wants him.

Passion burns quick and hot between them and soon they’re caught up in an intensely carnal relationship that neither can deny. But when Olivia’s life is threatened and Adam shows her just how dangerous he can be, will it be too much for the civilized psychologist to handle, or will she truly accept the man and win her hero’s heart?

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Primal Update

Hi all, well, I have some explaining to do, and I dearly hope you’ll be understanding.

It’s about Primal.

Primal was set to be the first full novel in my new Overwatch series. I was very excited about it because it’s not only is it the first time I’ve actually gone into something knowing I’m building a series, but it’s also my first real jump into indie publishing.

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I did everything right. I got awesome cover art,(Thank you Syneca at Original Syn) booked promo and set up prep-orders everywhere. However, before I could get much of it written, things sort of went haywire in my personal life, and I’ve run right up to deadline to get Primal uploaded to Amazon.

Because Amazon requires authors upload their final book file ten days before the release date, or they will cancel the title completely, I had to get the final copy uploaded tonight. I did not make it. Primal is not ready for release tonight.

I had a choice to either upload something that wasn’t what I’d planned, and that I think would disappoint my readers, or push the release date. I chose to push the Amazon Release date to October 24.

Amazon has send out an email to those that have pre-ordered the novel from them to inform them of the new release date. (October 24) And remind them that there is always the option to cancel that pre-order.
I’m not sure how iTunes or B&N will handle it.

BestsellerIcon100X100With that in mind, I want to remind everyone that All Romance eBooks also has the book up for pre-order, for the same price (99 cents) and it will be available there in Mobi, EPub and PDF formats on the original release date of October 14th.

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