Friday, 27 May 2016

Book Review: 7&7 - Anthology of Virtue and Vice from DSP Publications

Title: 7&7 - Anthology of Virtue and Vice
Author: Various
Publisher: DSP Publications

Publication Date: 10 May 2016
Pages: 360
Format: eBook- EPUB
Genre: LGBT Fiction (Various)
Source: Free Copy via Publisher Website

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Book Promo & Giveaway: Rough Love by Dale Cameron Lowry

In April, Torquere Press released Dale Cameron Lowry’s story Rough Love, an intercultural mm college romance with a jalapeño heat rating. To celebrate, Dale is hosting a Rafflecopter giveaway. The prize is an eBook from Dale’s Torquere backlist! Choose from Loggerhead, Mi Alma, or Born of Fire. Details below.

Rough Love
Dale Cameron Lowry
Torquere Press
20 April 2016

College student Blake thinks his new boyfriend, Michael, doesn’t like French kissing. Michael thinks Blake doesn’t like rough sex. Neither are virgins, except in the art of conversation. Can they set things straight before the honeymoon’s over?

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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Release Day Promo & Excerpt: Fire Up My Heart (MM Sci-Fi Novella) by Asta Idonea

Today is release day for my MM sci-fi novella Fire Up My Heart.

Fire Up My Heart
Asta Idonea 
Dreamspinner Press
25 May 2016
ISBN: 9781634773331 


Heat Rating: 3

Audio Excerpt 

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London bartender Fane thinks he’s hit the jackpot when he finds a rare and expensive service Bot discarded in a dumpster, and he takes it home to get it working again. The Jo-E brings some much-needed companionship to Fane’s lonely life, but there’s something different about this Bot, as indicated by its odd behavior. Fane’s developing feelings toward Jo-E trouble him, and things go from bad to worse when a robotics engineer arrives on Fane’s doorstep, demanding the return of his property. Fane is forced to choose between a hefty reward and following his heart. Giving in to his forbidden desires might get him killed—or change his life forever.

How I Write #14: Historical Fiction & Language

So, you've decided to write a piece of historical fiction. You've researched the period for key events and clothing, but one thing it's important not to forget it language. It's easy to recall that an eighteenth century character won't have a smart phone; it's not always so easy to remember which words, common now, were not coined until after 1800.

As a reader, I hate reading an historical story in which the language is incorrect for the period; therefore, as a writer, I try to ensure my works keep as true as possible to the era in which they are set. Naturally, there are limits. When I wrote a story set in the eighth century, I obviously could not pen the whole thing in Old English. However, when writing, say, an eighteenth century setting, it is possible to be authentic while remaining intelligible to a modern audience. So here are a few pieces of advice.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Book Review: Privateers of the Revolution by Donald Grady Shomette

Title: Privateers of the Revolution
Author: Donald Grady Shomette
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing

Publication Date: 28 July 2016
Pages: 448
Format: eBook- PDF
Genre: Non-Fiction
Source: ARC via NetGalley

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