Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Author Extra: Spearmint Warning (Eternally Dark) by John Amory

Spearmint Warning
by John Amory

Not much about Thad's life is exciting. He works at a coffee shop in a college town and has little else to look forward to other than the changing of the seasons to his favorite of them all: autumn. But with the changing of the leaves, Thad's life is turned upside down. He begins having strange dreams in which he sees a stranger who has been frequenting the cafe... a stranger who holds a lot of secrets that will put Thad's life in danger.
The man's name is Guy, and he is a vampire who is being stalked by his creator, an intimidating creature who always manages to snatch Guy's happiness from him. And at the moment, that happiness has taken the form of Thad.

This story is also included in Eternally Dark Anthology.
This can be found at: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=79_93&products_id=4285

Author Extra:

Recipe:
Fresh Spearmint Tea:

½ cup fresh spearmint leaves
2 cups water

 This is one of the simplest recipes you’ll find, but it’s so impressive to serve guests (and delicious enough that you’ll want it yourself all the time) because it uses fresh herbs. Just tear off about ½ cup of spearmint leaves (about 15-20 leaves), wash them well, and tear or muddle them to release oils. Set aside. Meanwhile, boil 2 cups of water. Remove water from heat, add spearmint, and steep for 3-5 minutes. Strain into two cups, or into one large mug, and add your favorite sweetener, if desired. (You may also put the leaves in a tea infuser, if you have one.) This makes a very bright, grassy, refreshing drink… enjoy!

Author Extra: Aubade (Eternally Dark Anthology) by Jenna Jones

Aubade
by Jenna Jones

Jory loves the night. You meet the most interesting people after the sun goes down. But when a new man approaches Jory at a poetry slam, Jory's love of the night may be his downfall -- or introduce him to an entirely new sort of night life.

Jory Garcia is a slam poet who hasn't performed since his relationship ended. At his first competition in months, he meets a blind man named Robin and is instantly attracted to him. A kiss in an alley exposes Robin as even more of a creature of the night than Jory is, and Jory plunges eagerly into Robin's mysterious world. But knowing Robin is a monster is one thing -- can Jory accept Robin into his life without becoming a monster himself?

This story is also included in Eternally Dark Anthology.
This book is available at: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=79_93&products_id=4282

Author Extra:
Jenna Jones's top 5 favorite vampires

5) Dracula (Book Dracula, though I love many movie versions  too.)

4) Louis, The Vampire Chronicles

3) Erik Northman, True Blood

2) Eve, Only Lovers Left Alive

1) Pam, True Blood

New Releases - It's almost Halloween!!!!

BOO! We've got some "it's almost Halloween" spooky sales going on this week -- get 20% off selected titles from Kiernan Kelly, BA Tortuga, and Ari McKay! http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=specials  You can also use the coupon code BOO through October 10/31/14 to get an additional 40% off.

Eternally Dark
by John Amory, Jenna Jones, TA Moore, BA Tortuga
177 pages / 53100 words
ISBN: 978-1-61040-824-0
$4.99
Buy Link:  http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=76&products_id=4281
Blurb:
What might make a vampire vulnerable enough to take a human lover? What if they were blind, and needed what a human could give them, not just blood, but sight?
In Blind Eye of the Sun, TA Moore gives us a dystopian, ruined pleasure planet where humans and vamps fight for resources. Jenna Jones pens Aubade, where a young slam poet finds both fear and excitement in the arms of a vampire. In John Amory’s Spearmint Warning, a vampire teaches a hot barista all about mint leaves and tea. Finally, in Those Who Cannot See, BA Tortuga gives us a historical cowboy who’s nearly been hanged and the vampire who saved him.
Includes the following stories:
Aubade by Jenna Jones
Who Can Not See by BA Tortuga
Blind Eye of the Sun by TA Moore
Spearmint Warning by John Amory

Ghosts and Ghouls, a Halloween Collection

by Kiernan Kelly
94 pages / 28800 words
ISBN: 978-1-61040-818-9
$3.49
Buy Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=76&products_id=4287
Blurb:
This collection brings together an eclectic mix of smoking hot vampires, werewolves, ghosts, classic literary monsters, and demons in five spooky, sexy stories. In "Things That Go Bump," we meet an Old World vampire living in modern day New Orleans who yearns for some hot sex and a new way of life.
In "Through the Veil," Alex Martin grows up with a unique talent – he can see and speak to ghosts. One in particular, sexy cop Charlie, is different from the rest. When Alex realized he has an actual physical connection with Charlie, things quickly go from spooky to smoking hot.
Werewolf Valerian is on the prowl for sex in "Were the Moon Touches." When he stumbles across hot, young Christo, a shifter on the run from another pack, he's ready for some action. He gets his wish when he and Christo find out they have more in common than a taste in dance clubs – they're mates, and now they have two packs hunting for them.
"Love Between Fiends" is a homage to two great literary monsters – Dracula and the Frankenstein Monster. In this sizzling little story, when the Dracula finds the Monster, they recognize in each other a kindred spirit, and form an unlikely alliance that matures into something else – a desire for one another, and a resolution to keep White Chapel, in 1888 London free from any other monster, including the one currently prowling the streets – Jack the Ripper.
In "Abracadabra," what better way for a demon like Hex to make a living in modern day New York than as one half of a psychic con artist team? Together with his human lover Greg, they rake in the cash, and have lots of hot sex, but feel something is missing from their relationship.  They may just find their answer in the form of Mark O'Brian, a wealthy CFO at his wits end, who comes to them for help.
Previously published as independent shorts by Torquere Press.


The Demon's Door

by Ari McKay
137 pages / 42000 words
ISBN: 978-1-61040-819-6
$4.49
Buy Link:  http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=78_85&products_id=4286
Blurb:
When Thomas Carter discovers his grandfather’s hidden journals, detailing the old man’s fight against the supernatural, he knows he’s found his true calling at last. Yet when he sets out to stake a local vampire, he quickly learns that the difference between Good and Evil is very different than what he had believed.
Julian Schaden is at first amused when Thomas tries to destroy him, but he quickly recognizes Thomas for what he is: a Demon Hunter, a supernatural being who exists to hunt and destroy the soulless. The two are drawn together as Julian teaches Thomas the skills he will need to survive, and attraction intensifies to something deeper. But when a major demonic manifestation looms at Halloween, will they have the strength to face it, when failure might condemn them both to an eternity in Hell?

Coming Next Week...
Cereus: Training
by Sean Michael, Julia Talbot and BA Tortuga
Genre: Paranormal/Horror
Two Guys Walk Into an Apocalypse 3
by V.L. Locey
Paul, Gordon, and their ragtag band of zombie hunters are searching for a winter stronghold. Will undead lumberjacks, wandering moose, and other less-than-friendly survivors put a crimp in their homesteading plans?!
Genre: Paranormal/Horror, Apocalyptic, Romantic-Comedy
Velvet Diamonds, a Velvet Glove short story collection
by Sean Michael
Velvet Diamonds brings together five short stories from the Velvet Glove world. Each of these gems explores the coming together of Tops and bottoms at the universe's most exclusive BDSM club.
Genre: Contemporary, BDSM

Monday, October 20, 2014

BDSMonday - Fetishes Video



It's BDSMonday!

Today I have a video for you. It's an episode of the Midwest Teen Sex Show, which is a hilarious and informative series to teach young people about all kinds of sex and sexuality. I highly recommend it. (I didn't want to put "Teen Sex Show" in the title lest I give the wrong impression...)

It's a very silly video, and definitely not a how-to guide to playing, but I hope you enjoy it!

Sit back, relax, and may I present the Midwest Teen Sex Show - Fetishes!

Coming This Week...

Coming This Week...
Eternally Dark Anthology
by 
John Amory, Jenna Jones, TA Moore, BA Tortuga
What could possibly make a vampire vulnerable? What if they were blind? Still sexy, these vamps make their men swoon. Featuring John Amory, Jenna Jones, TA Moore and BA Tortuga.
Genre: Paranormal/Horror
Ghosts and Ghouls
by 
Kiernan Kelly
Want a bite of paranormal delight this Halloween? These five short, spooky, sexy stories bring together an eclectic mix of our favorite monsters!
Genre: Paranormal/Horror
The Demon's Door
by 
Ari McKay
When Thomas Carter sets out to stake a vampire, he finds out the true difference between Good and Evil. Can Julian Schaden teach him about his own abilities – and the power of love – before it’s too late?
Genre: Paranormal/Horror

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

New Release from Aaron Michaels & Kyle Adams

BOO! We've got some super spooky sales going on this week -- get 20% off selected titles from Aaron Michaels! http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=specials

Bump in the Night
by Aaron Michaels
76 pages / 22100 words
ISBN: 978-1-61040-816-5
$3.49
Buy Link:  http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=76&products_id=4280
Blurb:
Together again for the first time – four tales of paranormal love by erotic romance writer Aaron Michaels just in time for Halloween.
The ghost in Haunted returns every year to spend Halloween night in the bed of the man he loves, only this year his lover looks older—frailer—and the ghost must face the possibility that their time together might be drawing to an end. The shapeshifter who plays with the minds of men, giving them instensely erotic dreams, finds himself confronted in Dream Lover with a situation none of his kind has ever experienced: he’s fallen in love with the man he visits, only the shapeshifter’s repeated presence in the man’s mind threatens his sanity. In Billy and the Ghosts, a young man’s midnight visit to the grave of a murdered madame transports him to a Comstock bordello where he meets a sexy, if ghostly, male prostitute. And for the centuries old vampire of Bound by Blood, a simple purchase of blood from a living, willing, and handsome man leads to the kind of bond the vampire has avoided his entire life—a bond of love and dependence.
Previously published by Torquere as individual sips, these four stories are now available in a single collection. So grab your favorite shapeshifter, ghost, vampire or ghoul and treat yourselves to this sexy collection of supernatural love.

New Beginnings

by Kyle Adams
92 pages / 30000 words
ISBN: 978-1-61040-817-2
$3.49
Buy Link:  http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=78_85&products_id=4279
Blurb:
Urban Sinclair thinks he has it all. An amazing life and a nice house he shares with Tyson, his boyfriend of eight years. Urban learns the hard way that life is full of surprises and people aren't always as happy as he thinks. Unexpectedly single and heartbroken, Urban knows he can only take life one day at a time. A daunting endeavor while he still shares a house with the man responsible for shattering his heart.
Before Urban can even begin grieving, let alone moving on, Tyson makes a shocking revelation that spins his world around for an extra loop. Can this new discovery show Urban that life isn't about endings but about making memories and sharing limitless new beginnings?

Coming Next Week...
Eternally Dark Anthology
by 
John Amory, Jenna Jones, TA Moore, BA Tortuga
What could possibly make a vampire vulnerable? What if they were blind? Still sexy, these vamps make their men swoon. Featuring John Amory, Jenna Jones, TA Moore and BA Tortuga.
Genre: Paranormal/Horror
Ghosts and Ghouls
by 
Kiernan Kelly
Want a bite of paranormal delight this Halloween? These five short, spooky, sexy stories bring together an eclectic mix of our favorite monsters!
Genre: Paranormal/Horror
The Demon's Door
by 
Ari McKay
When Thomas Carter sets out to stake a vampire, he finds out the true difference between Good and Evil. Can Julian Schaden teach him about his own abilities – and the power of love – before it’s too late?
Genre: Paranormal/Horror

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

My Zombie Boyfriend - Halloween Excerpt #1


Here's My Zombie Boyfriend's third excerpt! It's October and it's a book about zombies, so of course it's Halloween themed, and there will be more throughout the month.

Halloween is Edward's favourite holiday, and he fully realizes how cliched that is.

For those of you who just tuned in: Edward is your typical medical student/necromancer. Kit is the body he found and reanimated as a zombie. (Mariel is just mentioned in this segment, but she's Edward's mentor).


Please note: this is not the finalized, fully edited version of the story. Some changes will occur between now and printing.

You can read more about My Zombie Boyfriend and find other excerpts here.