“where the heck have you been, Amelia?” Making sexy books apparently! #gay #erotica @ACGormley

What has Amelia Gormley been up to this summer? Apparently being part of this military men box set!

“My story is titled The Houseboy: Initiation, and is nothing short of pure, unadulterated erotica. Seriously. There are a lot of stories where I go for “smut with substance” and there is a lot happening behind the sexytiems. This…is not one of those times. It’s Daddy kink. It’s BDSM. It’s age difference, virginity kink, gangbang, objectification, semi-public sex, exhibitionism, and God only knows what else. In many ways, it’s what Strain would have been without the angst and the fuck-or-die element driving the plot. If that sounds like your cuppa, I’ll be sharing an excerpt in my next post.”

via The summer in review or: “where the heck have you been, Amelia?” | The fiction of Amelia C. Gormley.

Click on through to read more of Amelia’s upcoming books, or click the photo above to go purchase this massive box set! Only 99 cents!

Amelia C. Gormley & Marie Sexton on Adult Children of Alcoholics « The Novel Approach

“It’s hard to admit to ourselves (and even harder to admit to anybody else!) that what we want and need most is for the merry-go-round ride to just END. That feels so brutally cold-hearted. And yet, the thought of having the cycle continue is just more than we can bear.”

via Amelia C. Gormley And Marie Sexton Are Our Guests Today On The “Saugatuck Summer” Blog Tour « The Novel Approach.


Please click through on the above link to read Amelia Gormley and Marie Sexton’s discussion of life as adult children of alcoholics and how that has informed a couple of their characters.

Amelia’s reading from Saugatuck Summer at #RainbowCon 2014 #mmromance

I was the camera woman for Amelia’s reading from her upcoming book, Saugatuck Summer, at Rainbow Con. She did a good job and the book, as usual, sounds wonderful! Check it out!

The fiction of Amelia C. Gormley

Today I had my reading at RainbowCon and I selected two excerpts from near the middle of Saugatuck Summer, where the affair Topher has been having with his BFF’s married, closeted father is coming to an end.

One month until Saugatuck Summer releases!

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Review of Strain by Amelia C. Gormley #zombies #gay #dystopia @ACGormley

StrainStrain by Amelia C. Gormley

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The last 20% of this book, especially, is really damn amazing. Obviously, all of it is good, but around the 75-80% mark, I started having that feeling of, “Oh, God, noooo. I’ve just gotten completely involved and invested and now it’s almost overrrrr.” That’s one of the best and worst feelings, isn’t it? Because there’s never enough book left at that point.

I’ll admit I had a few niggles about emotional continuity, some logistics, and a few other things, but then I have to ask myself, “Leta, when do you not have niggles?” And the fact is, I do most of the time, so I have to throw those by the wayside and look at the bigger picture. Which is:

a) Amelia Gormley has created a really excellently drawn post-apocalyptic world with believable zombies and a believable fuck-or-die situation. That’s a pretty difficult thing to accomplish and she does it superbly and with her usual beautiful, descriptive writing style.

b) The characters of Rhys and Darius are interesting to watch unfurl, and I only wish there had been more of that. I did feel that there weren’t enough scenes of them together not fucking (or before fucking). More scenes like the shaving scene, for example. But I have a feeling that I might be in the minority on that count. Generally, I’m a fan of more scenes…editors and other readers seem to be fans of less scenes. So, I dunno. But see, that just means I’m greedy. They are interesting characters, and I’d have loved to know more about Darius’s past especially. For a forty-something man who’s lived through hell, we end up knowing relatively little about his life. So, hey, SEQUEL??? I’ll be waiting here. *chinhands*

c) The sex scenes were always hot (though, again, I could’ve handled a bit more non-con or a gangbang, which, uh, frankly, this situation called for, no, SCREAMED for, but we can’t always get what we wannnnnt, sang our friend Mick) and definitely got me a bit glassy-eyed and red-faced. Whew!

d) The emotional crisis near the end was deeply moving and I wish the pace had slowed there just a little to allow me to savor it a bit more. BUT, wow, did she ever rip my heart out (in the good way!!) with that big coming-of-age moment that, uh, no one should have to ever experience. *holds Rhys forever*

3) Loved the diversity in the book. Strong women, people of color, etc, etc. Nicely done. Strong showing! 😀

4) The villain was truly despicable and yet believably so and, even better, not cartoonish because we’ve all (unfortunately) known someone like this dude. Good villains can be hard to draw.

Basically, I loved this book and shifted some responsibilities around to read it in a big, fat hurry because I was so into the world she’d built and so curious about the characters. I would love to see more in this universe, like with anyone at all from this world, and more with Rhys and Darius, too. I highly recommend it and think everyone should start sending Amelia emails demanding a sequel or three. 😀 Go forth! Buy and read!

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Humiliation #kink–getting the appeal #bdsm #amwriting #mmromance

Humiliation #kink–getting the appeal #bdsm #amwriting #mmromance.

Amelia has many interesting things to say about humiliation kink and also a few things to say about Training Season in her above linked post. Love it. She’s a smart one.


Training Season can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, ARe, and Smashwords. Coming soon to iBooks.

Is STRAIN for me? #mmromance #post-apocalyptic #dub-con @RiptideBooks

Is STRAIN for me? #mmromance #post-apocalyptic #dub-con @RiptideBooks.

The above link leads to a frank discussion of Amelia Gormley’s upcoming book, STRAIN. Check it out. I don’t know about you, but I’m the sort that is always going to be more interested when someone warns me that I might be too delicate for something!

5 stars to Training Season by Leta Blake, now available!

5 stars to Training Season by Leta Blake, now available!.

The link above goes to Amelia Gormley’s awesome review of Training Season as posted on her blog! Thank you, Amelia, for reading and for going above and beyond always!

Training Season can be purchased at Smashwords and ARe and will soon be available at Amazon and other stores! I’m even going to do a print run of this one!

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