Friday, July 1, 2016

#Interview $25 GC #Giveaway Daniel & Erik's Super Fab Ultimate Wedding Checklist by @KEBelledonne

Author Name: K.E. Belledonne

Book Name: Daniel & Erik’s Super Fab Ultimate Wedding Checklist

Release Date: June 23, 2016

Pages or Words: 53,000 words, 188 pages

Categories: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, Humor, M/M Romance, Romance, Rom Com
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Hello everyone, today I’m very lucky to be interviewing K.E. Belledonne, author of Daniel & Erik’s Super Fab Ultimate Wedding Checklist.

Hi Kat, welcome to Attention Is Arbitrary, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.

1     What genres do you enjoy writing in?
I love writing romantic comedies, and I love writing historical fiction. I’m about to start trying my hand at writing mystery/crime and I’m very very excited about that.

      What was the hardest part about writing this book?
            We moved from Europe to the States while I was writing it, so finding the time to sit down and actually write and edit it. A chunk of my notes wound up being accidentally packed in a box, so I had to wait for the movers to arrive to get at them!

3     What did you enjoy most about writing your book?
I really enjoyed the chance to be silly. My first book was fairly serious and highly emotional, and with this book, I had the opportunity to just be light and goofy and funny.

     What cultural value do you see in writing?
If no one was writing, there would be nothing to read – and I think that reading is an exercise in empathy. You can’t read a good book about someone or something, and not have at least a better understanding of them than when you started.

     What is your favorite positive saying?
            “If they can do it, why can’t you?” I come from a very musical background – I taught myself how to play the piano when I was 4 or 5. I did it all by ear; my older siblings had piano lessons, but my parents thought I was “too young”. So, after the piano teacher left, I’d sit down at the piano and re-play the whole lesson, and that’s how I learned. And they weren’t doing beginning piano lessons, so I really jumped in to the deep end of the pool – I started right in playing Beethoven and Mozart. 
Thankfully, as I grew up, the piano teachers that I did have were very encouraging – “hey, if you want to play that, you’re going to have to figure out a bunch of new things”, and I’d take the piece home and take it apart and learn it tiny section by tiny section until I could put them all together and play the whole piece. My teachers fostered this idea that you can do anything you want, so long as you put in the work. If I want to run a marathon, all I have to do is start training. If I want to play Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto on the piano, all I have to do practice it.

Thank you for sharing :)

Blurb:


When Daniel gets caught up in the demands of a cheeky wedding planning app, his fiancĂ© Erik grows frustrated with his preoccupation with adhering to heterosexual traditions. Will Daniel’s groomzilla ways give them the wedding of their dreams, or ultimately lead to their relationship’s demise?

Excerpt:
“I think Aurora is disappointed in me.”
“What?” Erik rubbed at his eye. It wasn’t even early morning, judging by the weak light coming through the blinds from the streetlights. “Who?”
“Aurora. The wedding planning app.” Daniel lay on his back, wide awake and staring up
at the ceiling.
“The wedding planning app is not a sentient being. It has no feelings or opinions.”
“I feel like she's judging me. I’m sorry if I woke you up.”
“Oh my god, go to sleep.”
“I can't. I'm never going to sleep ever again.” Daniel tugged the blanket higher up his chest, folding his arms over it and exhaling heavily.
“You're being dramatic.”
“I've got too many things buzzing in my head. There's too many things I'm going to forget to do.”
“I thought that's why you had that damn app, so you don't have to remember anything; it's all right there saved on your tablet.”
“Yes, but I have to remember to put everything in it. Daniel rolled over. She doesn't just know everything—”
“A: She is not a she. It is an it. B: What are we doing tomorrow?”
“Oh my god, what is the point of sharing the app calendar if you're never going to look at it?” Daniel wailed.
“I look at it. It's just crammed so full of everything that I have no idea what's going on when.”
Daniel blew out his breath. ”Look, I know you don’t like the calendar. We’ve been over that, but I don’t know how else to keep track of all of these appointments and deadlines.”
“I told you, we could color-code them, or something,” Erik rolled to his side and punched at his pillow.
“Aurora doesn’t give you that option.”
“Well, it should.”
“I agree, but there’s nothing I can do about that.” Daniel bunched his pillow up under his head. “Tomorrow, we have four appointments to meet with caterers: two in the morning, two in the afternoon.”
“Why so many in one day?”
“It's the only day we both have available this week, and I am not going to make any decisions about the food at our reception without you there to discuss it.”
“Seriously, you could just make a choice, and I'll live with it.” Erik rolled over.
“I don't want you to just 'live with it,' Erik. Daniel tried to keep his voice neutral, but failed. This is our wedding. I don't want you to just 'live with it.’”
“Why are you getting so worked up about it?”
“We only get one chance at this. Everything needs to be perfect.”
“You're going to drive us both crazy, you know that, right?” Erik tugged the blankets back up over his shoulder.
“Well, then, we'll both be crazy.” Daniel squinted up at the ceiling. He was so tired of making these decisions. Why were there so many options? Why were there so many decisions? The planning was getting on Erik's nerves; he was getting on Erik's nerves. Erik was getting on his nerves. They were both just a pile of irritated nerves because the to-do list didn’t seem to be getting any smaller.
Daniel’s phone chimed with another notification from Aurora.
New Private Message from: MommyMargie.
His mother probably had another ludicrous suggestion for the reception, or a passive-aggressive reminder of the hymn that she and his father had had played at their wedding, that their grandparents had had played at their wedding and that she expected to hear at his wedding. Or maybe his parents had decided to paint the living room green. Who knew?


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Meet the author:

K. E. Belledonne is a writer, editor and translator. A native New Englander, Kat spends her spare time listening to Glenn Miller records, reading history books and cheering on her beloved Red Sox. Her first novel, Right Here Waiting, was published by Interlude Press in 2015.

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Publisher: Interlude Press
Cover Artist: C.B. Messer

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

#BlogTour #Excerpt - Collars N Cuffs Anthology from @Wayward_Ink_Pub #MM #bdsm #Giveaway

Mini Blog Tour – Collars ‘N’ Cuffs, A Wayward Ink Publishing Anthology


Title: Collars ‘N’ Cuffs
Authors: Layla Dorine, Aimee Brissay, Lily Velden, Alina Popescu, Kassandra Lea, Carol Pedroso, Eddy LeFey, Asta Idonea
Genre: Gay Romance, BDSM
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing
Synopsis
How about a little bondage?
Does D/s get your motor running?
Do you enjoy a serving of pain to go with your pleasure?
Does your mouth water at the thought of clamps and cuffs and other naughty stuffs?
Then look no further!
The authors of Collars ‘N’ Cuffs have dripped wax on their keyboards, flogged their erotic bones, and whipped up their creative juices to bring you a collection of stories certain to enflame your imagination.
Exclusive Excerpt 
Switch by Eddy LeFey

Robert practically stomped his own feet apart. He clenched his fists. His heart started
to beat faster. “I’m going to have to discuss privacy with my uncle. For a stranger, you know
far too much about me.”

Daniel simply cocked his head. “Get back inside, Robbie. You hurt your uncle’s
feelings.”

I hurt his feelings? What about my feelings?

Robert would not feel guilty. “I am not one of your submissives who will lap at your
feet and pant at you because you push them around!”

Daniel’s mouth dropped open. He slowly walked toward Robert. When he was within
ten feet, he stopped. “You really need to educate yourself. Although some people enjoy that
kind of kink, it’s not for everybody. Besides, I’m not strictly a Dom.”

Really? Could have fooled me.

Robert rolled his eyes. “Oh, please. Of course you are. Look at you! You scream
Dominant! I’m surprised you don’t carry a whip around with you.”

Daniel smirked and shook his head. “I’ll give you some leeway because of the trauma
you’ve experienced, but it’s obviously clouding your judgment. Do you not remember what I
called you this afternoon? What do you think it means?”

A young little switch. I remember. I remember that smug smile, too.

Robert shrugged his shoulders. “Someone who isn’t a good submissive?”
Daniel laughed. “That’s Frank talking. A switch is someone who can be both dominant
and submissive, usually in separate scenes, but not always.”

Seriously?

This time, Robert was the one who laughed. His voice was harsh yet uncertain. “Are you

telling me that you’re a switch?”


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Book Trailer
Stories included
FORGED IN STEEL
Layla Dorine
The last thing Flint expected upon discovering a homeless young man rummaging through the dumpster behind his shop was a kindred spirit.
The last thing Trace expected to find in that dumpster was a home.

PLAYING IT SAFE
Aimee Brissay
To safe or not to safe?
That is the question.

ROOM TO PLAY
Lily Velden
Jack wanted to dabble in some light BDSM, looking for a little role play. A little role-reversal.
Rhys took to their games like a duck to water.

A TOUCH OF KINK
Alina Popescu
A moody and angry Tudor follows his friend, Radu, to the airport to pick up a client.
Despite Radu’s efforts, he’s still sulking over his boyfriend, Kahoni, not being able to fly over for his birthday.
But the airport only opens up the door to a stream of steamy surprises for Tudor. Will his mood improve?

LETS DANCE IN SIN
Kassandra Lea
Samuel wants to play with his favorite toy and Flynn is only too willing to oblige.
But first, he has a little treat for his delectable angel.

NEW LOVE, NEW SIGHT
Carol Pedroso
Exiled and lonely, Sorl longs for home.
Kidnapped, blind, and scared, Unjarf seeks help of any kind.
When they meet can love bring rescue, hope, and most importantly new sight?

SWITCH
Eddy LeFey
Robert is floundering, trying to get his life back together.
Daniel offers to help, to teach Robert what it means to truly let go of control, in order to be able to seize it again.
Life truly is a…. switch.

HELL BOUND
Asta Idonea
When Taharial, angel of purity, descends to Hell to reprimand him, lust demon Asmodeus cannot resist having a little fun with his unwanted guest.
However, when he chains Taharial to his bed, events take a turn he didn't expect.
Giveaway
Prize – 1 x $10 WIP Gift Card

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

#Spotlight - Roped In by @GallagherWitt @mariesexton $20 @riptidebooks #Giveaway #MM #bdsm



About Roped In

Graham and his roping partner, Jackson, have been friends since they were boys. They've ruled the rodeo scene for ten years running, but lately, Graham’s heart isn’t in the game. He’s tired of the bruises, the cowboy mentality, and the animal rights activists who picket every event. He's also tired of being in love with Jackson, and nothing’s been the same between them since their disastrous drunken encounter the year before.

Then Graham has a run-in with one of the rodeo protesters, and everything changes. Kaz is young, idealistic, and sexy as hell. But he's also a know-it-all, animal-loving vegan, bent on saving the world one cow at a time. They have next to nothing in common, but Graham can't stop thinking about what might happen if they can stop butting heads long enough to give it a try. Unfortunately, no matter how attracted Graham is to other men, he always panics and runs when the clothes start to come off. But Kaz has an idea for getting Graham past his nerves and into bed.

All they need is a bit of rope.

(Note: This is a re-edited second edition of a previously published title.)


About Marie Sexton

Marie Sexton lives in Colorado. She’s a fan of just about anything that involves muscular young men piling on top of each other. In particular, she loves the Denver Broncos and enjoys going to the games with her husband. Her imaginary friends often tag along.

Marie has one daughter, two cats, and one dog, all of whom seem bent on destroying what remains of her sanity. She loves them anyway.

Connect with Marie:

·                     Website: MarieSexton.net
·                     Twitter: @MarieSexton
·                     Facebook: facebook.com/MarieSexton.author
·                     Goodreads: goodreads.com/MarieSexton


About L. A. Witt

L.A. Witt is an abnormal M/M romance writer who has finally been released from the purgatorial corn maze of Omaha, Nebraska, and now spends her time on the southwestern coast of Spain. In between wondering how she didn’t lose her mind in Omaha, she explores the country with her husband, several clairvoyant hamsters, and an ever-growing herd of rabid plot bunnies. She also has substantially more time on her hands these days, as she has recruited a small army of mercenaries to search South America for her nemesis, romance author Lauren Gallagher, but don’t tell Lauren. And definitely don’t tell Lori A. Witt or Ann Gallagher. Neither of those twits can keep their mouths shut . . .

Connect with L.A.:

·                     Website: loriawitt.com
·                     Author Blog: gallagherwitt.blogspot.com
·                     Personal Blog: navywifeadventures.blogspot.
·                     Twitter: @GallagherWitt
·                     Facebook: facebook.com//L-A-Witt-MM-Fiction
·                     Goodreads: goodreads.com/GallagherWitt


Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Roped In, Marie and L.A. are giving away $20 in Riptide Publishing credit plus one ebook from each of their backlists. Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on June 25, 2016. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!


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Monday, June 20, 2016

#Spotlight - Wet Heat by RD Hero ‎@RoughDraftHero #MMRomance #urbanfantasy #PNR @RiptideBooks #Giveaway




Hello! I'm R.D. Hero, the author of Wet Heat, a book about werewolf menopause, nefarious alphas, and party-boy omegas. I'd like to thank the blogs hosting this tour. Follow along to read more about the world and characters of Wet Heat!

About Wet Heat

Most omega werewolves want a mate and pups, but Lee Aung prefers an unconventional party-boy lifestyle. Yet at forty-two, he’s stopped going into heat, which means he’s expired goods—no longer a fertile, young omega that alpha wolves drool over. So Lee uses Wet Heat, a synthetic pheromone, to reel in the alpha hookups.

After losing his job at the bank, Lee can’t afford to keep up his Wet Heat habit. His solution: scam free samples by pretending to be a happily mated test subject at Wet Heat headquarters. There, Lee spends two years being interviewed by the reserved alpha scientist, Cain, who at thirty-two is unmated and—up until this point—content with that.

Cain never really felt his alpha instincts, nor took part in the usual alpha/beta/omega social dynamics. But after discovering that Lee has been lying about his unmated status for two years, Cain finally admits that for the first time, he wants to court an omega. Unfortunately, he’s picked the one omega who doesn’t want to be courted.


About R. D. Hero

R.D. Hero bombed out of art school. After that, she admitted writing might be the best course of action, and hopped to it. She likes writing about people who shouldn't fall in love, which she's been doing for about eight years. Starting with online serial fiction, R.D. developed her favorite tropes and dynamics, writing what she wanted to read.

Aside from that, she loves spicy food, boxer dogs, camping, and photography.

Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Wet Heat, R. D. is giving away $15 in Riptide Publishing credit. Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on June 25, 2016. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!

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