How stories are born (or, how elves rule my life)

This won’t be a long post – just an update on how a certain elf has taken over my life right now and insists to have his story told no matter what. “But I have other projects started!” I protest and grumble, “I need to finish a novel, work on some other ideas! Where did you sprout from?”

“Hi,” he says, “my name is Tush and I’m a Silver Elf. I need your help, because circumstances have forced me to become a slave.”

Drat. How can I not fall for this ploy to break my heart? He looks at me with those pretty eyes all sad and I just can’t turn my back to him.

Typical story.

So I found a strappy young human male for him, to help him out. The things I do for a pretty boy… /eyeroll/ 😀

 

Here is a pic of what he looks like more or less (his eyes are actually gray and his hair is also more iron-silver gray) – have a look and tell me if you wouldn’t drop everything to help him out!

 

 

 

I wish you all a very nice day!

Freebie – and a new release!

Well, my friends, I have a gift for you today: my m/m erotic romance novella “Napolean Guns and Burning Kisses” is FREE today on amazon. Go and grab a copy and I wish you a pleasant reading! 🙂

 

Here is the link to:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Happy reading! Don’t forget this is gay erotica – explicit gay sex scenes, profanity, the works. 😉

 

And also today is the release of a new m/m erotic romance novella called “Naked Temptation”. 🙂

Blurb: When Daniel joins the monastery on the island of Andros to escape his violent family, he thinks he has found peace. Two years later, vivid sexual dreams with a gorgeous male demon test his loyalty to the strictness of monastic life and make him wonder if he’s made a huge mistake in striving for purity…

 

Link:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Happy readying to everyone. 🙂

 

Returning with a new novella – Napolean Guns and Burning Kisses!

Jay is back.

Where has Jay been all this time, you may ask. Jay is silent, only shrugging a little when asked. Thing is, work takes up a lot more time than one wants to admit.

Anyhow… Here I am again. 🙂 And with a bonus: a new novella!

“Napolean Guns and Burning Kisses” is a novella I wrote two years ago but never got around to revising and polishing. Swamped with work and finishing other projects, I almost forgot about it. With all the buzz about self publishing, I dug it out again and thought – heck, why not try my hand at this?

The amazing thing is that, instead of going under with the stress of doing this (because, being me, I wanted to do it all myself – the editing, the cover art, the formatting), I felt energized. It seems that I’m a control freak after all… lol!

So I sat down and dusted off my boys. Idun, my broken assassin and Celestin, coming to his rescue, and rediscovered how much I love them. Not a big surprise really, I love all my boys very much! But I’d lost these two for a while…

So… what is this story about??? Here’s a summary:

Taken as a child from the streets by Gaetano, a Siledian Mafia boss, Idun is now his slave and bodyguard. After a shooting gone wrong, the boss sends Idun to an exclusive resort to recover from his injuries. But Idun knows that when the boss shows kindness, he should be very afraid…
Celestin works against human trafficking, after escaping the bonds of slavery early in his life. When he’s assigned the rescue of Idun, he never imagines he will fall for his charge…
This is a game of cat and mouse, where nobody’s who they seem. Will Idun and Celestin find trust in each other, and will they fight back to back, when the battle begins?

Link on Amazon

The idea for this story started when I read a post about human trafficking, and in particular children trafficking some years back. It’s a horrible topic, and I hope I’m not offending anyone by adding an erotic slant to it – then again, this is how it works: we all explore different subjects, painful to different degrees, from our perspective and in the ways that inspire us the most.

And these two boys have inspired me a lot, and I hope you love them as much as I do…

Have a great day!

Goals for 2012 – and Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone, and may 2o12 bring you all you ever wished for – health and love and happiness and lots of great books to read. 🙂

I don’t normally sit down and write my resolutions for the year, but I thought to sketch them briefly, mainly for myself so that I can whine when I don’t follow up. 😉

My plans are modest. Relatively.

I have a novella (futuristic m/m erotic romance) and a novel (sci-fi m/m erotic romance) that are in need of an ending and revisions. So I must get around to doing that ASAP!

I have several short stories (m/m erotic romance) that need ending, revision etc.

I have ideas for novels that want to get written! These include Book 2 of Storm Chronicles (aka sequel of The Falcon and the Jackal) and a vampire novel that has been on my mind since September.

And I will be happy if I do these things over the next months!

What are YOUR writerly goals for 2012?

Hot Angels and Cool Demons Blog Tour – Day 1

“And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years.” Rev 20: 1-2

I used to be a good Catholic girl.

That was a long time ago. 🙂 Since then, I’ve sinned and not repented. Thankfully, bad girls go everywhere…

I always had a fascination with angels. Not so much because I prayed to them for protection, but more because I wanted to know who the heck they were!

Call me curious…

I mean, forgive me for my candor, but we’re not just talking emanations of God here, we’re talking an army fighting in heaven, casting Satan into a pit, falling from high out of pride or love, striding about and announcing doomsday events, and even fighting among each other where mere mortals can see them on staircases leading to heaven… (Jacob’s vision)

Who were those guys? Are they still around, still fighting, still obeying God’s every command, struggling to keep Satan in the Pit and occasionally failing Him, too human, too weak in the face of attraction and love to remain up high? Do they still Fall?

Well, do they?

And all the demons obeying Beelzebul, Satan himself, weren’t they angels once? If their essence was so noble and pure, can they be really evil? Is there no redemption? Isn’t love the answer?

In both canonical and apocryphal texts, we see many different perspectives on the legends on the fall and the nature of angels, showing us creatures who are far from perfect, albeit beautiful and wise. Angels speak the will of God, bring devastation or joy, like good little soldiers.

That gave me interesting ideas. Soldiers. A military regime. Monastic and strict lifestyle. Any physical desire is a sin to be punished and regretted. Angst. Rebellion.

Sex. 🙂

I do love it when they give in. I’m a cruel author.

Hence I set out to write a number of stories recording my own personal vision of angels Falling. And they Fall in such fascinating ways.

Because I thought, you know, angels, in the writings, never fell for other angels. They crave what is truly forbidden, and different. According to the scriptures, they fell for mortal women.

But demons are far more interesting as love interests. Fallen angels themselves, they are they ones who have already given into desire and need. They are tragically doomed by their choices, serving Hell and suffering the consequences, yet unrepentant and beautiful. They are the epitome of bad, sexy boys in leather. Who wouldn’t love them?

You do see where I’m going with this…

I threw together angels – handsome, repressed and aching with unfulfilled desire –  with demons – sexy, bad-ass, cool guys – and waited for the fireworks.

They were beautiful together. I had fun and so I secured for myself a little piece of “heaven”. 🙂

Do you love reading about angels and demons and their erotic adventures? Then check out Jay’s stories featuring the hot angels and cool demons (click on the covers for links to the book stores):

Meet Idriel and Eligor!

Idriel’s Sin (m/m novel) coming on the 23rd November 2011 with Amber Allure publishing (link will be updated as soon as the novel is released)

Idriel, a second-class angel accused of murdering his comrades-in-arms, is sent to bootcamp on Earth. The last thing he expects is Eligor, first class demon and more handsome than any angel, who grudgingly takes Idriel under his protection. While waiting for his sentence to be passed, Idriel trains with Eligor and finds himself falling hard for said demon. But Idriel’s days on Earth are numbered. Soon he will be sent to the Pit, according to Heaven’s Law, and nothing can stop it from happening – until all Hell quite literally breaks loose and what Idriel considered a sin may now be his only salvation.

Meet Mador and Jay!

Binding Spell (m/m novella) published with Cobblestone Press.

Mador, a fallen angel turned demon and slave to a prince of Hell, never thought he’d lose his heart to a mortal – again. Summoned and made flesh by Jay, a young man in trouble and in a bind due to a deal he made with a powerful demon. Mador has to fight his mistrust and fear to finally find redemption and perhaps a second chance at love.

Meet Suriel and Arioch!

“Suriel’s Sword” (short m/m story) published in the Ravenous Romance anthology Wicked Good: An M/M Angels and Demons Anthology.

Suriel, a warrior angel, is sent on a mission to retrieve a dangerous crystal that has the power to corrupt the dead into Hell’s undead minions. His partner is the demon Arioch, whom Suriel finds himself irresistibly drawn to. The angel fights the temptation, but cannot help but surrender to his desire. Discovered by the heavenly host, Suriel is branded as a sinner, and told that if he gives in to temptation again, he will be banished from Paradise. Suriel must choose whether to remain in Heaven and lead the only life he knows, or follow his heart and go to Arioch.

 

Meet Jazar, Seden and Mayon!

“Angel Blood” (short m/m/m story) published in the Ravenous Romance anthology Three’s a Charm.

Vampire Seden belongs to high demon Jazar body and soul – but when an angel comes to visit, claiming Seden has something of his, there will be strife – and hot sex.

 

Meet Sefu and Arjun!

“Classified” (short m/m story) in the anthology Love Bites published by Cate Masters – for free on Smashwords!

What’s a guy to do when his guardian angel is a handsome hunk who visits his bedroom every night?

 

I wish you all lots of fun reading these blog posts and stories, and see you tomorrow at the blog of author  Ellis Carrington http://elliscarrington.wordpress.com