So happy to announce that I have a sweet and spicy holiday story coming out on December 1st. This holiday short story takes place in Cape May Point, NJ. I grew up in Cape May, and am thrilled to return to some of my favorite places. Continue reading Rainbows in Sea Glass releases on December 1st!
Fake relationship short story available! Continue reading Free Short Story Available!
Hey everyone! I’m author Brea Alepou, Kim was gracious enough to let me come on her blog and talk about myself and my newest release. I write a little bit of everything. My main focus is on M/M & F/F romance with sub-genres such as: paranormal, contemporary, dark, erotica, mpreg, harems, and fantasy. When I started writing, I knew right away I didn’t want to … Continue reading Brea Apelou on writing a series
This has been an chaotic week in terms of LGBTQ publishing. First, Less than Three Press is shutting down. You can find the full announcement here. It seems that the transition will be handled gracefully, and look for your LT3 authors to be jumping on other opportunities. And that’s all good. But there’s no getting around the fact that there’s one less small press getting … Continue reading Publishing: The good, the bad, and the ugly
You know that feeling where you are determined and full of plans. Then you sit down at the computer and everything just goes out the window in a fit of WTF am I doing anyway. That describes my life right now. My day job is taking up so much of my time and energy. I am flying every week in July for business travel, and … Continue reading What was I doing here anyway?
Hi y’all. If you know me, you know I’m not a fan of the darker romances. But I have a good friend who is an amazing author (and beta reader!) that is all about that. I’ve asked Sharita (AKA Michael Mandrake) to stop by and share the fascination with us. Continue reading A Visit with Michael Mandrake
Hey y’all! We’re Julia Talbot and BA Tortuga, and Kim was kind enough to let us invade her world today! She asked us what it was like to have a release
date on the same day, and that got me thinking. Very dangerous. Continue reading Julia Talbot on Romance and Releases
Kim asked me to talk about writing multiples especially when it comes to romance. It’s a great topic, because it is not always easy to write multiples, especially when it comes to making sure everyone gets their time on screen and even more difficult when it comes to sex scenes. I’ll tackle both here. Continue reading Sean Michael on Writing for Four
So. You have a book coming out. That’s a huge achievement, so take a moment to congratulate yourself. But now you want people to actually read your book. How do you get reader visibility and interest? Advanced Review Copies (ARCs) are one way to get excitement around your upcoming release, and many authors have ARC teams and/or marketing groups that distribute ARCs for them. Another … Continue reading Reviews and Blogs
Okay, so writing the story isn’t exactly easy. But it’s much less complicated than the rest of the things that need to be done. Now that the story is written, what do you do? Note that I write M/M Romance, so any specific examples listed here are in that genre. But I hope that many of these “steps” are relevant regardless of the genre that … Continue reading Writing the Story is the Easy Part