We Love Boys Who Like Kissing Boys!

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Welcome to the world of Boys Kissing Boys! If you love to read steamy, dark erotic romances then you’ve come to the right place. I’m currently taking requests to join my new review team. The content of my books are not for the faint of heart. The men in my stories are desperately broken, pasts laced with pain, and sometimes with futures dim at best. As you read, their journeys bring redemption for some and for others…they are beautifully flawed and remain that way. All my books consist of complete stories without any cliffhangers. I like to write series. From the hard streets on the wrong side of the city to the lush bayou, my settings lend a backdrop that becomes part of the story. I have many exciting new projects lined up for 2017! If you’d like to check out my titles, please see the navigation bar above.

Now for the fun stuff! I will be accepting six members at this time. The expectations will consist of a review on Amazon and Goodreads within one week from the release date. You will receive an advanced reader copy prior to the release date. I will add the six members to my mailing list so they can receive updates regarding new release schedules and giveaways. Yep, ya’ll get free goodies for participating. We’ll establish your formatting requirements for digital book copies and as the print copies become available and your review is posted, you will receive a signed print copy to keep or give away as a gift.

The deadline to send in your information will be December 9th, 2016. List Review Team in the title of the email. Please include your review process history, your Goodreads page, and what you love most about MM books. Once vetted, I’ll be randomly picking six names from the list. If your name is not chosen at this time, you will go on a waiting list then as someone leaves the team or can no longer post reviews per the guidelines, you will be contacted and offered a spot on the team.

Please email me at paulineallanerotica@yahoo.com to let me know if hot, sexy, broken heroes who happen to fall madly in love with each other are up your alley!

   

Please Welcome Dakota Trace!

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Hi everyone, I’m Dakota Trace and I seriously need to thank Ms. Pauline for allowing me on her blog today. Perhaps she has never seen what one of my blog tours with my muse is like, or is just a brave soul, but either way, I’m happy to be here.  She has just delicious eye candy on her blog. YUM!

“Well, I don’t think this…”  *muse saunters in holding a cup of whipped cream*   “…would be a waste…in fact….*eyes several of the tattooed men* “…it could be put to good use…”

Ah, Livvy, I hate to break it to you, but most of those guys are gay…

*grins*  “So they think.  They’ve never met a muse bent on getting in their pants…”

Dear Lord, give me patience. *takes the cup*  Give me  that. There will be no tempting or corrupting the men of Tattered Club… .wait what I’m talking about. They’d corrupt you. Stay away from them. *shakes finger at muse*  You don’t need anymore ideas to drive me nuts with.

*smirks*  “You know forbidding me to do anything is a sure guarantee I’m going to do it….”

Damn it!  *turns to Pauline*  I’m so sorry…if she shows up at your house. Don’t let her in.  She’ll get your characters in all kinds of trouble…and if she gets a hold of your muse….*shudders*  Lord knows what you’ll end up writing. 

“Such a drama queen…”  *fingers flogger*   “One might think you’re ashamed of me, slave. Seriously what would you do without me? Write sweet romance.”  *blows raspberries*  “and go insane within in a week.  There’s a reason you were given me. You’re one kinky ass little bitch under that nice girl exterior….”

Dear lord, kill me now. *face heats*  We’re not here to talk about my proclivities, Livvy. Remember?   We’re here…

“To tell the readers about your new release and give them the scavenger piece for today….yeah I know, I know…” *mutters under breath something about a good flogging*   “Look, here’s the skinny.  Type in Whipped Cream into that rafflecopter thingy, for today….make sure you hit up the other authors over the past week, enter those too, so slave can draw one of your names out of the basket…to win some lame-ass gift…”
I’m gonna kill you….slowly!  *takes a deep breath*  It’s not lame, I promise.  Those who enter will get a chance at winning the complete signed print set of the Doms of Napa… *lunges at muse*

“Nope. Mine!”  *bares teeth and clutches flogger in tight fists*

*sighs* Even if I have to make another one….a handmade paracord flogger, and some serious swag.    I’ll  be announcing the winner on my  author FB page on 19th, after we gather up the remaining items.  Only two more items to collect. *grins*  Speaking of which,  tomorrow’s stop will be at the lovely BLMorticia  – Erotica With Snark blog .   

“And don’t forget….” *interrupts* “….that slave is pimping her ass out with Benevolent Master.  It’s on sale until the 19th…and she’s cheap…only $2.99.”

That’s it…forget killing you. I’m locking your ass up until the apocalypse occurs. 

“Promises, promises.”  *smirks*  “You got to catch me first.*  *disappears* 

I’d apologize for my muse, but it does no good….Livvy is Livvy and there’s no changing her.  Although I may quit taking her out in public. *sighs*  See ya all  tomorrow!

ENTER TO WIN!

 

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Hearts Full of PRIDE

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I’m so honored to welcome Jonathan and Jacob Balash to my blog. This couple continues working to bring equality awareness and acceptance to their community. I had the pleasure of experiencing my first volunteer day at the Spencer CommUNITY Center last week. My afternoon was filled with laughter and welcoming hugs. This LGBTQ+ center is setting an example for how a smaller city can still participate in equality and support for one another all year round. PRIDE is a state of mind and these two gentlemen are the embodiment of that concept. I want to thank Jonathan and Jacob for participating in this interview and opening their hearts to welcome me into our new found friendship. 

How long has Spencer, Indiana had a PRIDE Festival and what brought PRIDE to your community?

Spencer Pride has hosted an LGBTQ+ festival in our small town for the past 10 years. The festival began as a community picnic hosted by our local PFLAG organization.    Both Jacob and I were founders of the PFLAG and then eventually Spencer Pride as well.   Why did we do it?   We did it because our community needed it. 

What does PRIDE mean to you?

Pride is about educating people about the LGBTQ+ community. It’s about freely expressing ourselves as LGBTQ+ people and allies.    It’s about building bridges between gay and lesbian people and those of the broader community as well.  Pride helps build understanding, cultivates healthy relationships, and makes our community a more welcoming place for all people. 

What inspired you to open the Unity Center?

Having our own center is meaningful to us in many ways. One, it’s a highly visible presence in our downtown and helps to promote what we do.  That gets more people exposed to our organization and gives us more opportunity to educate.   Second, having the center gives us formal space for our meetings and it allows us to offer that space as a free service to other not-for-profit organizations.  And finally, operating the Unity shop is a source of additional revenue for our organization.   Oh, did I mention that we also just LOVE hanging out there?

Why does your community need the Unity Center?

The Spencer Pride CommUnity Center provides educational services to our community. It also helps promote local artists and craftspeople, in turn helping local businesses.

What types of services does the Center offer?

We are a certified Safe Place for youth in need. We are also an LGBTQ+ Safe Zone, providing information about the LGBTQ+ community to those within it as well as those who want to learn about it.  Our center also will be providing free meeting space for local, affirming, not-for-profit organizations.

Can you elaborate on what equality means to you?

Equality is about respecting differences and ensuring that our differences don’t limit our rights. Whether a person loves someone of the same sex or of the opposite sex should not make a difference in who they can marry or where they can work.  It shouldn’t impact the level of service that they get from a medical provider, or the housing opportunities that are afforded to them.  By respecting what makes us each different and ensuring that those differences are celebrated, we can learn more about one another and make our community a better place than how we found it. 

What suggestions do you have to open communication regarding equality and how to have a positive outcome in your community?

It starts with respecting one another. Every person comes from a different place – where they group up, the make-up of their family, their faith community (or lack thereof), their dreams and desires.  If we approach each other understanding that, we are more likely to listen to one another and to build healthy relationships.  Through those relationships, people come to understand the importance of equality for LGBTQ+ people. 

Can you name several important topics in the LGBTQ+ community?

We share the same concerns as the broader population – caring for ourselves, our families, and desiring to fulfill our dreams for a better life. In addition, we struggle with discrimination on so many fronts, including in the workplace.  Many people think that because we fought for – and achieved – marriage equality, everything is now resolved.  That’s far from the truth.  It will take many years to drive institutional and cultural discrimination out. 

Jacob and I have been together for 15 years and have one son, Truman, who is almost 4 years old.  We’ve been through a lot together.  We’ve seen discrimination in the workplace, our neighborhood, and among our family and friends.  We have never been afraid of a fight, however, and so we have done everything in our power to battle against injustice and prejudice.  Spencer Pride provides a forum for us to do that in an organized, local manner.  For Jacob and I, that’s very meaningful. 

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Leave a comment below to enter a raffle for a special surprise from the Unity store!

Southern Nights Just Got Hotter!

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The summer nights are heating up to boiling when two men come together to bring peace to a submissive they’ve vowed to protect. Gilded Lily was previously released in 2014 from Loose Id and now ready to see the world with a few updated changes and beautiful new cover. And I’m proud to say an affordable $0.99 for a limited time! The price will then increase to $2.99. With this new series beginning with Lily, Tony, and Adam’s story, the doors into the BDSM world are open for you to explore.

THIS IS NOT FIFTY SHADES OF GREY. There’s no room with whips and fancy devices. Submission is gained with a look, a word, and gesture. A belt. This is not a story for the weak of heart. This is a novel steeped in pain, pleasure, heartache, and redemption. I’ve spared no insight into the mysterious and forbidden world of this fetish. This isn’t a book about a “club”. There are no “scenes of play” or “collars”. This is the story of a broken women incapable of true happiness without the control of her Dominant. The guidance of her Master. The desperation with the need to submit.

This book contains bisexual, MM, MF, FF, MMF pairings.

Lust and fantasy blurs the lines between two men and the broken submissive between them.

Lily Desclose has a dark secret. A passion satisfied by the end of a belt, the grip of rope, the sting of a firm hand. Raised marks reveal the evidence of desire steeped in pain. With a Dom hidden in his own mind, she’s ready to step out of the darkness and touch the hand of a stranger.

When tragedy forces Adam Collins to Lily’s Louisiana plantation home, he arrives with a picture folded in his wallet. The image of a woman’s ample curves hidden under a yellow sundress haunts his thoughts until he reaches out to hold her delicate hand in his own, to fold his fingers over the supple flesh, and lead her into a world her Dom can’t go.

Tony Morretti is the ghost of a Dom who has forsaken the only valuable gift in his life. Staying will fade his fragile sub into despair. Leaving will break her delicate heart. With a past racing to destroy his soul, he must leave. Before escaping into an uncertain future, he trains the stranger he’s come to desire.

In the heart of the South, surrounded by a shadowed history of all things taboo, the truth is complicated. Pain leads to love when a Dominant surrenders his submissive into the arms of the man tempting his forbidden fantasies.

 

 

Spring Fling 2016 Review

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I attended Spring Fling on May 20-21st in a suburb of Chicago, Schaumburg, which was a lovely area outside the hustle and bustle of the busy Windy City. This particular convention was designed for the writer and industry people, however we are all fans first so it was an enjoyable experience meeting other writers and discovering new authors with titles that sparked my interest.

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The Hyatt Regency was the perfect location for this event. The hotel was easy to navigate in order to find the sessions and get back to the room in a timely manner. The room was well appointed and the staff friendly and helpful. The coffee shop was a staple for all the authors and had great little nooks to sit and collect your thoughts. We were served buffet style for lunch and dinner and the final gala event on Saturday night was a plated dinner. The food was fabulous and it was fun sitting at the tables and meeting new people. Everyone was friendly and welcoming with energized discussions about our personal lives and current projects.

I have to admit, the two days were exhausting. Non stop on the go and plugging away at informational sessions was insightful, but at times also overwhelming. On Saturday night I bypassed the gala dinner and dancing for a quiet night in the room with a pizza. I have to thank my good friend Lissa Matthews for talking with me and letting me vent about all the information I had collected. 

Now, onto the carnival of events that whizzed by, filling my brain with wonderful information I’ve already implemented into my new projects and selling techniques on the Amazon powerhouse.

I opted not to pitch to the agents and editors attending from Harlequin, Sourcebooks, Berkley, Penguin Random House, and Entangled. However, I had a grand time letting other writers practice their pitches with me and giving them support as they fought the overwhelming nervous jitters as they prepared to talk with the trad pubs. I also attended a critique session at a round table discussion. That was an eye opening experience. I was proud of myself because I had true insight and something to contribute to the group. I found out I know more than I thought about this business and the craft of writing. I have my mentors to thank for help along this journey. 

I’ll break down the sessions I attended and give a brief statement as to my experience.

Risky Business: Driving Your Career Off the Beaten Path (Jenny Trout): I loved this session. It was one of my favorites. She encouraged us to find new avenues for creativity by taking the leap to change a stale brand and write what inspires because it can lead to great things. This was perfect for me because I followed my heart a couple of months ago and decided to go for broke and exclusively write MM erotic romance. I changed my brand and came out of the box swinging and it paid off. Ms. Trout was entertaining and I left the room energized.

The Art and Science of Writing Deep POV (Jeanette Grey): The handout we received was simple and easy to follow. The information was on point and put writing deep pov into an easy to understand formula. Ms. Grey also touched base on ways to invoke your character and warned against the emotions writing well crafted deep pov can play with the author’s psych. She left plenty of time for questions and discussion. I would highly recommend authors at any level take a course like this. 

How to Sell Books by the Truckload on Amazon (Penny Sansevieri): Holy goodness! This session was incredibly valuable. I, literally, sat in the session on my phone and toyed in KDP and within two hours noticed a rise in my Amazon ranks for one of my books. Keywords, my friends, are the “key” to success. I read the first edition of the book, the same title as the session, a couple of years ago and have now downloaded the updated version. This book is loaded with information of how to ride the Amazon algorithms and keep up with the every changing waves of the virtual book store. Book Link

Plotting Through Characterization (Briana MacPerry): This was a wonderful class and Ms. MacPerry led a meditation session at the end. She combined The Hero’s Journey with building solid character traits to move the plot forward. The only draw back to this session was that she wouldn’t give the presentation hand out unless the attendee signed up for her mailing list. When I went to her website, you have to sign up for classes in order to get the slides from the presentation. I didn’t think that was appropriate considering we had already paid the $250 to attend the sessions in the first place. Other than that, it was an enjoyable class.

New Adult: Is it Just YA with More Sex? (Anne Marie Ortega and Kimberly Sullivan): I had fun in this presentation. It was open discussion and the handout was easy to follow and summed up the basic criteria to be slotted in the New Adult genre. Personally, I love to read this genre and have a New Adult MM book coming out in October, so this class was very interesting. Ann Marie was charming and her book review site is a great place to find interesting New Adult titles. New Adult Book Reviews

As for Leveraging the ‘Social’ and the ‘Media’ in Social Media to Sell Books (Joanna Shupe and Sonali Dev): I didn’t get a solid base of information from this session. It was fairly disorganized and I have a bottom line…does the promo sell books? If not then ditch it. At the end of the class I raised my hand and asked the presenters if their adds on Facebook sold more books, the short answer was “No”. I added the benefit of Instagram and Tumblr for the younger audience. Again, I didn’t get much out of this one.

What Readers Want: Exploring “Diverse Books Don’t Sell” and Other Publishing Myths (large panel): Bottom line, finding books with multi cultural characters is difficult. Finding authors who write characters with diverse ethnic backgrounds is challenging and this panel encouraged authors to explore writing characters from multiple cultures.

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The author signing period lasted four hours and was fun. I purchased print books for my friends and co-workers to share. I also shared the swag I received in the welcome bag. 

I learned a great deal while attending this con and one theme was evident…FAN FIC IS HUGE! I’ve never written fan fiction nor do I care to dive into that realm, but Christina Lauren started the Beautiful Bastard series from Twilight fan fic and the series exploded. So, that might be an avenue some writers could explore for inspiration when their creative spark has fizzled.

Overall, I enjoyed this conference. While face paced, I learned a great deal and will attend in 2018. The price was affordable. The con was $250 and the room $246 for two nights. Total I spent was approximately $700. 

I started spring off with a bang and can’t wait to attend Spring Fling again. I look forward to meeting more new authors. If you have any questions about the information I received at any of the sessions, feel free to email me at paulineallanerotica@yahoo.com and I can send additional comments.

 

 

 

Exciting News!

Currently, my other publisher, Loose Id, holds the rights to the first book in the Hot Southern Nights Series. The title is GILDED LILY. I’m excited to announce that the rights to this book will be returned to me June 3, 2016. Currently, this book is priced at $7.99. This is a full length novel, but I understand that most people can’t, or don’t want to, pay this much for an ebook. I ask for your patience. On June 10th GILDED LILY will be only $1.99 for a limited time. The price will then increase to $2.99 where it will remain. I want everyone to be able to afford to read the books I release. The follow up, CLAIMING DANE, will release on June 21st. GILDED LILY is a BDSM, MM, bisexual menage. CLAIMING DANE is a MM erotic romance. The third book, EVE’S SEDUCTION, will release early 2017. That book will be a BDSM (focusing also on Domestic Discipline), MM, bisexual menage.

The link on Amazon to GILDED LILY is here if you’d like to take a look at the book.

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Blurb:

Adam’s ferocious sexual appetite for submission has left him frustrated and alone. He turns to the photo in his wallet. The woman’s full lips smile with laughter. The yellow sundress hugs her soft curves. The beautiful muse. His elusive flower.

Lily has a dark secret. A submissive without a Dominant, her life had derailed with grief, solitude, and rejection. Until a mysterious stranger’s erotic education led to unfathomable pleasure.

Tony knew Lily’s training would be his last attempt to escape the void in his life. An experienced Dom with the very nature of his control shaken, he has to run. There’s one last responsibility to take care of before he can leave. Lily, his once timid sub, is testing her boundaries and craves more. A love he can never give.

The new cover:

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Tony’s story continues in CLAIMING DANE.

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Your summer is about to get hotter! Welcome to the Hot Southern Nights Series.

 

Your Room Is Ready

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Welcome to The Belmont Hotel where the staff is always here to please. The first installment in this sexy MM Erotic Romance short story series is ROOM SERVICE.

I like the bartender. Sexy, hot, ass looking fine in those blue slacks, Neil. I have forty-eight hours, one conference, and a private sauna. Time to order some room service.

Each story opens the keyhole and gives you a peek into a private, passionate, and sometimes explosive encounter between the guests and the eager-to-please staff.

The Belmont Hotel opens its doors on April 21st with ROOM SERVICE. Want a quick read while you’re kicking back in the lawn chair, burying your toes in the sand, or enjoying your coffee break at work? Open your mind, have a fresh pair of panties on hand, and relax because your room is ready!

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The winner will be drawn on Thursday April 21st, 2016! 

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Welcome to the Belmont Hotel

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I have exciting news! The BELMONT HOTEL is open for reservations. This MM/Gay erotic short story series is packed with heat guaranteed to make your thighs vibrate. Each book ranges from 8,000 to 10,000 words, so you can imagine the quick pace and sexy action that quickly fires up in these little tales. Each story has a happily ever now and reads as individual stand alone stories. From an escort who shacks up in the wrong room to an unexpected crush crashing a bachelor party, the naughty fun echoes off these luxury walls. The first release is ROOM SERVICE. What happens when a hot businessman checks in for a financial conference and the hunky bartender offers him more than a scotch on the rocks? Well, the sauna gets even hotter and the guys who are watching aren’t disappointed. So, get your room keys ready because you never know what’s going to happen at the BELMONT HOTEL!

Please Forgive The Mess

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Thank you to everyone who has stopped by to say hello and read my posts. Please be patient as I am redesigning this site to make it more user friendly and packed full of exciting material. Thanks!

Savior: A Tattered Club Story Links

We’re sailing along! Best Seller in overall category and Best Seller in New Adult genre. I’m posting the buy links here. Book two: DAMAGED will release June 27th, 2016. That will be Ben and Luke’s story. Please remember, if you want to show an author some love…leave a review! I hope you enjoy the book.

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Amazon: http://amzn.to/22gFPjV

ARe: http://bit.ly/1U9MAQe

BN: http://bit.ly/1WufZCc

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1XyBlhK