There’s plenty of butt sex! This is not an inspirational #Amish romance! #gay

“It seems that if you write a romance featuring Amish characters, it is automatically classified as “sweet” i.e. no sex and “inspirational” i.e. Christian. During the pre-order period on Amazon, A Forbidden Rumspringa has simultaneously ranked on these bestseller lists:

Books > Gay & Lesbian > Literature & Fiction > Erotica

Books > Christian Books & Bibles > Literature & Fiction > Romance > Amish

Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance >Inspirational > Amish

Er, that’s quite a combination, Amazon! For the record, A Forbidden Rumsprina is not sweet or inspirational. There is explicit sex, and while religion plays a major role in Isaac and David’s lives, this isn’t a Christian romance. I suppose I might be reaching a whole new audience thanks to Amazon’s algorithms, but I hope it won’t end in backlash from unsuspecting readers. I did add a note in the blurb that there’s copious butt fucking and no authorial bible thumping I might not have used those exact words, so we shall see. I’ve been fiddling with the keywords as well.”

read more about Keira Andrew’s new book and pre-order via This is not an inspirational #Amish romance.


“M/M romance fans won’t want to miss out on this one.” The Reading Room Blog: *Review* The River Leith by Leta Blake

“M/M romance fans won’t want to miss out on this one. Leith and Zach are two lovable heroes and their love story is one that I won’t forget any time soon.”

via The Reading Room Blog: *Review* The River Leith by Leta Blake.

Buy at AReBuy at AmazonBuy at SmashwordsBuy at KoboBuy at Barnes & Noble. Buy at iTunes.


Looking for M/M Book Recommendations! Help a Girl Out! #wannabereading #reading

Book recommendations, por favor! What I’m looking for specifically includes any of the following:
1) Your absolute go-to m/m book.
2) Good effeminate character in a m/m book.
3) Favorite nerd/jock trope, yay!
4) Favorite comfort read.
5) Best m-preg because I’m a contrarian and when people hate something, I gotta have some of it.

Anything else you think I need to check out! I’ve got a ton of books on my e-reader right now, but for some reason none of them are really speaking to me. I need to spend some money. :P

Okay, I’ll wait here for you!!

Beautiful to a reader, better to a writer #amreading #alexjeffers @flickerjax

Leta Blake:

Pretty great write up of Ajax’s recent reading experience. Definitely sold me on the book!

Originally posted on Ajax Bell:

Miniature of Istanbul (Historical Peninsula)I few weeks ago I stumbled across Alex Jeffers’ Tattooed Love Boys in the Wilde Stories 2013collection. I love short stories and speculative fiction but I find often that I enjoy a story while reading it, but forget it not long after shutting the book. Tattooed Love Boys stuck with me. Sure, it was about tattoos, beautiful boys, angels (maybe), and gender switching, which are basically the things I love most. But the writing in this story set a mood and tone that was what made the story stick with me. It had a dreamy quality that made the reader, like the characters, not question the weirdness.

Immediately I went out and got Jeffers’ The Padishah’s Son and the Fox which is both delightful and disgusting. Telling an ‘erotic’ fairytale with all the gruesome darkness of true fairytales, with many unexpected turns the story left me completely satisfied as…

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Artemis in the Desert: adventure on two wheels @FlickerJax @AnniePearsonOK


“It’s the newest book in my mom’s Rain City Comedy of Manners series, Artemis in the Desert. Just in time for beach reading, bed reading, park reading, weekend reading, airport reading, or really any kind of reading there is. Like the other books in the series Nine Volt Heart–likeable rock stars, and The Grrrl of Limberlost–punk rock nerd girl coder it features strong female characters, crazy bad guys and such lush backdrop descriptions that you’ll wish you were there inside the book well except maybe camping in the cold rain in the desert, you won’t wish for that but you’ll really feel it. And like all her other books, even though I’ve already read it a couple times in various stages of completion I’m going to read it again now that i can just enjoy it.”

Find out more about Annie Pearson’s books via not far from the tree part one | Ajax Bell.

StraightNotNarrow: We all have an opinion, here’s mine…: Author Saturday Spotlight: Leta Blake *Interview and Giveaway*

***Giveaway*** So it’s a reader’s choice so you can choose any Leta Blake ebook to win. Winner will receive an email Friday if they’ve won. I’ll ask you what book, format and what email. I will then let Leta know and she will send it to you. I want to thank Leta Blake, again, for doing this and for letting us play inside her brain for a bit!

via StraightNotNarrow: We all have an opinion, here’s mine…: Author Saturday Spotlight: Leta Blake *Interview and Giveaway*.


I’m over at Meredith King’s blog giving away any of my back catalog! Go have a look and participate to win!


Writing Big Books: How To Keep Track of Many Characters/Storylines #writing @anniepearsonOK

“I began writing big books like the Accidental Heretics series because I like to read big books.Right now, I’m buried in the last 10% of  Book 3 in the series. One of my writing friends Leta Blake, who is fantastic commented about what it takes to manage the complexity of big books with many characters. At her prompting, I’m sharing more here about my methods.”

via Getting to the End: Crux Lunata « Heresy and Rain. <–Check out Annie Pearson’s process for keeping up with multiple storylines and characters. Impressive stuff!

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