Gift ideas for after the end

To celebrate the dark and quirky delights of future dystopian settings, three authors have banded together to come up with a gift box filled with handy stuff to make surviving the end of the world as we know it a little easier.

Postapocalyptic gift ideas

Now we want to give it away!

We took over the Romance for the Rest of Us blog for a day. Commenters over there for the next week will have a chance to win the absolute necessities above (and more!).

I share a bit about my SERVANT OF THE SEASONS.

Syd McGinley tells us about the world of OUT OF THE WOODS and TWICE CAUGHT.

And CB Conwy let us in on the HIMIKO universe.

All commenters to Syd’s, CB’s, or my posts (linked above) from 1/30/12 (including this one) will be entered in next week’s random draw for the gift basket (one entry per commenter per post). Drawing will take place after 2/6/12 and will include everyone who comments by 11:59 p.m. EST on that date.

New Dragonwalker story!

Out today, as part of Torquere Press’ Halloween Sip line, is the fourth in the Dragonwalker series!

hsip coverThe story is called ENDI’S CONSENT and here’s a blurb:

Halloween night in Endicott is pretty much like Halloween night in other small towns. Except for the flying dogs, of course. Fire Chief Alex Burgess is on hand to help town Dragon Wrangler, Chief’s own sub Endi, host the fire house’s Halloween party and keep local kids safe.

But something’s not right with Chief. Lately, he’s been feeling even more bearish than he looks, and all that omnivorous attention is directed at Endi. Chief wants to take their Dominance and submission to the next level, but first he has to obtain Endi’s consent. What happens when a boy with the heart of a dragon submits to a Top with the soul of a bear?

Read an excerpt and then, maybe, treat yourself by buying Endi’s Consent!


Just for fun, Endi and Chief answered one of those silly BDSM compatibility quizzes. Their answers are posted over at the Torquere Social Yahoo Group and at the bottom of this post. Comment there, here at my blog, or over on my LJ, and I’ll enter you into a drawing to win a free PDF of ENDI’S CONSENT! Random drawing will occur in 48 hours; one entry per commenter.

flying bassetEndi and Chief are taking turns answering an online kink questionnaire.


Question 1: Dom, sub, switch?

Endi (snickering): Switch

Chief (swatting Endi’ s butt): In your dreams


Question 2: List your kinks.

Endi: Leather, spanking, bondage, oh, man! Motorcycles, older guys. Did I mention spanking?

Chief: Endi


Question 3: How did you discover you were kinky?

Endi: I met Chief. I mean, I’ve known Chief all my life, but I went away to school, learned a bunch of things, came back to Endicott, and saw Chief in a whole new light.

Chief: No comment.


Question 4: Any early experiences that, in retrospect, hint at your kinks?

Endi (cackling): Chief became a firefighter!

Chief: I seem to recall a lot of Endi’s Gram’s makeup going missing.

Endi: That’s not kinky!


Question 6: Describe your weirdest/most interesting sexual fantasy.

Chief: No

Endi: Me and Chief, on the back of a flying dragon dog.

Chief (snorting): There’s no dog in the world big enough!


Question 7: What’s your favorite toy?

Chief: Endi


Question 8: How do you dress for kink/BDSM play

Endi: I like all kinds of dressing up. Have you seen my work uniform? I designed it myself. And you should see Chief decked out for a ride!

Chief: As long as Endi gets naked at some point, the clothes don’t really matter.

Endi (snickering): Ask him how much he spends on motorcycle boots.


Question 9: Can you imagine leading a vanilla life?

Chief: Not without Endi.

Endi: Not without Chief.

Chief (swatting Endi’s butt): Tell the truth, brat.

Endi (submitting to a flurry of spanks): Okay, okay. Never! Not ever, okay?

Chief: That was the last question, right?


[fade out]


Flashing back to Dragonwalker


The Romance for the Rest of Us blog runs a Flashback Friday series, and this week I’m the guest author, blogging about my Dragonwalker series which began back in pre-Recession 2008 and which will have a new installment on October 29. Click the pup to check it out.

Commenters over there will be entered into a random drawing for either their choice of any or all of the Dragonwalker series or a $5 Torquere Press gift Certificate.

See you there!

L xo

Celebrating Torquere Press’ 8th Anniversary

magic 8 ballBack in March 2007, Torquere Press published my first story, a novelette set in Cuba and called THE HUSTLER PRINCE.

I will always be grateful that Torquere was there for me as a reader back when I was just discovering ebooks, and that they have been there for me as I’ve developed my writing career.

Torquere is eight years old this month, and these folks throw a serious party. Read on for details about how to win a Kindle or one of many themed gift baskets. I’m one of the authors on the Kindle Scavenger Hunt list, so look at the end of this post for a hint…

Also, Syd McGinley, CB Conwy, and I got together to create a gift basket inspired by our most recent releases. The theme is “Surviving the Apocalypse” which is a lot more fun in fiction than in real life!

I pass the mic to the magnificent publishers:
Thekindle Eight Ball will help celebrate our eighth anniversary here at Torquere Press! Join us for the celebration!

We’re having a reader scavenger hunt with weekly gift basket prizes and a grand prize (this year, a brand-new 3G Kindle along with a CD of stories from each participating author), plus daily prizes of gift certificates to show our appreciation to you — our readers! Check our blog, ROMANCE FOR THE REST OF US, where we’ll have a number of our authors visiting the whole month. We’ll post excerpts, hang out to chat, and talk about our stories.

In addition to the grand prize of the Kindle, we’re giving away gift baskets every week! Some are silly, some are smutty, and all are fun. The themed ones are: m/m, ménage, BDSM, and lesbian plus our authors have chipped in with extra goodies.

Here’s how to play. Visit our contest page, and start scavenging for the Eight Ball answers. Visit the author pages and find the graphic somewhere on their site. An online form  is set up, and we’ll randomly choose a winner for the Kindle from all of the correct entries. Plus, every day, readers will have the chance to win a Torquere gift certificate and a gift basket.TP 8 Ball contestHelp us celebrate our eighth anniversary and ask the Eight Ball your question… Like, will I win a prize from Torquere Press?

Thanks, and have fun playing.

OK, I’m grabbing the mic again: My latest release is SERVANT OF THE SEASONS, and if you search for more info about this dystopian fantasy, you will find a clue in the scavenger hunt! Click the cover…go on…one clicky….SOS cover