A reawakening – new novellas emerging

Following the closure of my first-ever publisher, SteameReads, my Bucket List series (six novellas strong) has been looking for a new home.

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In the meantime, I’ve been super-busy, ghostwriting erotic novellas at the rate of two per week. Not all of these disappear into the ether with someone else’s name on, however. A few, only a few, remain mine.

These are the precious stories which, as they take shape, cling to my mind wailing ‘we’re yours, don’t send us away.’

Well, I couldn’t, could I? Not after that.

Such a story is ‘The Progenitors.’

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In such a case, the client gets a simpler version of the (rapidly-expanding) story, something quite different. But at its heart, it contains the same requirements, so the contract is fulfilled. As a bonus, I end up with something quite wonderful, which is a story with the potential for a series.

Born from an original request for a MMF erotic story involving shape-shifting wolves, I tried to find a new angle on this very popular, and much-covered genre.

I hope I’ve done it justice. 🙂

Due for release on June 11th 2015, The Progenitors is the first in the proposed ‘Wolves of New Hampshire’ series.

I’ll be sending out ARCs to my trusted betas soon. If you’re a bona-fide reviewer, and you’d be interested in featuring the story, please let me know in the comments below.

Please note: I’m only permitted to release a limited number of ARCs, and only to publisher-approved reviewers, so I’ll have to be choosy.

Watch this space for more new novellas (I have more!). 😀

Annie

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Here at long last (with a touch of controversy)!!!

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After a tantalisingly long wait, the second Action Station novel is now available to read!

Although I thoroughly enjoyed writing this second story about the sexual awakening of young firefighter Jensen Brother, it’s already ruffled a few feathers in the M/M genre, because the story also features…wait for it…a woman!

Wait, you cry. How can a hot M/M romance have a woman in it?

Well, it’s partly the fault of my libido and partly a vehicle to highlight young Jensen’s sexual awakening. As with the first Action Station novella (A Risk of Showers), Jensen gets it on with a couple of the other guys at Rutherford Fire Station and some hot guy-on-guy action follows.

One of them, Craig, is bisexual rather than gay, so when a grateful fire victim, Monique, makes him an offer he can’t refuse, he persuades Jensen along. Both Jesen and Craig were both instumental in saving the woman’s from her burning apartment. Monique’s intent is to reward the guys with sex, but whilst bisexual Craig is eager to accept, Jensen finds  himself left on the sidelines, unable to muster any interest in the woman’s body. He only has eyes for Craig’s muscles and his aroused tackle.

And so, young Jensen realises he is fully gay and is able to put aside any remaining doubts. He is persuaded to join in the threesome, but the woman accepts the lad isn’t interested in her, and watches with some excitement as the two hunky firefighters pleasure each other.

I must admit that my own fantasises crept into play as I wrote this story. The idea of being in bed with two guys whilst they were playing with each other brought me a little thrill…one that mecassitated me scurrying away from the keyboard a couple of times to ‘sort myself out.’

What? You don’t think writers get turned on by their own stories? 😉

Anyway, the result has already caused some arguments about whether Monique ought to be in the story at all.  The best I can suggest is for you to read it and make up your own mind whether this is a female fantasy story, or an awkward genre-stretcher.

In the meantime, be nice to yourself.

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Annie

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Caution: Work, Rest and Play will definitely contain nudity.

 

Warning – You may experience ‘A Risk of Showers!’

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It’s release day!

My first M/M novella, ‘A Risk of Showers’ has finally been aired!

For those of you who tend to steer clear of M/M stories, I’ll catch up with you when the next Bucket List story is ready to be released. TBL5 (Stage Fright) has just been completed and sent off to SteameReads today, so it shouldn’t be long.

Meanwhile, A Risk of Showers, the first (hopefully) in a series of ‘Action Station’ stories is now available from the happily-named ‘Spunk Books‘, brother site to SteameReads and a site dedicated entirely to M/M stories.

If you’re so inclined, please browse this new store and see what’s available. The titles are hot, Hot, HOT! The range will continue to grow with time, but I’m proud to count my story amongst the early titles.

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Annie

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My first M/M novella is complete!

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I know I told you that I completed my first ever M/M short story a few months back, but I have now broken my duck in regards to M/M novellas! My first 15k M/M romance / erotic novella in now finished and ready to send off.

What a journey that was! If you were to ask me if I found this to be outside my comfort zone, I would answer yes. If you were to ask me if this was outside my own experiences, I would answer yes.

I’ve sent a copy off to my friendly gay readers, guys who have guided me in the past with other work and I hope to hear back from them soon.  Hopefully I will have described all the anatomical details correctly.  They did correct me on a couple of details last time, things I couldn’t possibly have known (but that’s one of the hazards of this type of project, isn’t it?), but these pointers have served me well this time around.

For  anyone who’s interested, I will reveal more when the completed story is resting on a desktop at SteameReads, but for now, I am going to celebrate with a hot bath, a small glass of red and perhaps give myself a ‘little reward’ for having finished…

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My contribution to The Community Storyboard’s erotica week.

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Last night I read through the erotic submissions of several authors on The Community Storyboard.

I got more than a little turned on and decided, after a little encouragement from another blogger, to submit something myself. It’s a little rough and ready because I wrote it whilst sitting in a quiet corner of a hotel restaurant, but it’s already gathered a few likes.

Only 1500 words long (submission guidelines), it’s probably the shortest piece of erotica I’ve written since I was at school, but it was fun putting it together.

So much fun that I like to think that I earned my little lights-out release beneath the sheets. 🙂

It’s now up on The Community Storyboard.

Why not drop in? You might see something else that you like! 😉

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Annie

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Interview with H.C. Brown

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My author interview with H.C. Brown is now live and available to read here.

It coincides nicely with the fact that The Bucket List Part Two (Caught) has now been released! Yay!

It’s available from

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and of course from the gorgeous team at SteameReads

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Annie

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