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  • Spar
    Spar
    by Nikko Lee

    A closeted black belt comes to terms with his bisexuality when he takes an openly gay student as his new sparring partner.

  • Wolf Creek: Gay Werewolf Romance
    Wolf Creek: Gay Werewolf Romance
    by Nikko Lee, Digital Fiction

    Life as a gay omega werewolf is no fairytale.

  • Bon Appetit: Stories & Recipes for Human Consumption
    Bon Appetit: Stories & Recipes for Human Consumption
    by Donald Jacob Uitvlugt, Rev. Thomas Thorn, Nikko Lee, Dax Bordas, Sebastian Bendix, Rick Powell, Misty Tyers, J. N. Cameron
    Contains Bouillon de Bebe 
  • NECRONOMICUM #2 (NECRONOMICUM: The Magazine of Weird Erotica)
    NECRONOMICUM #2 (NECRONOMICUM: The Magazine of Weird Erotica)
    by Gary Budgen, Julian Darius, Richard Greico Jr, Nikko Lee, K. A. Opperman, Alice Renard, Rose Banks, Paul St. John Mackintosh, Michael Seese

    Contains Instabiable by Nikko Lee

  • Zombiefied Reloaded: The Search for More Brains
    Zombiefied Reloaded: The Search for More Brains
    by Carol Hightshoe, Cynthia Ward, Terry M. West, Christie Meierz, Dana Bell, Mary E. Lowd, Patrick J. Hurley, Francis W. Alexander, Liam Hogan

    Brainatarian by Nikko Lee

  • Coming Back
    Coming Back
    by James Arthur Anderson, Brian Barnett, Dave Fragments, Shawna Galvin, Vince Darcangelo, Ken Goldman, Michael Lindquist

    Contains A Mother Knows by Nikko Lee (paperback available at Lulu.com)

  • Wolf Warriors: The National Wolfwatcher Coalition Anthology
    Wolf Warriors: The National Wolfwatcher Coalition Anthology
    by Jonathan W. Thurston

    Contains Great Mother Wolf by Michelle Knowlton

  • People Eating People: A Cannibal Anthology
    People Eating People: A Cannibal Anthology
    by Frank Larnerd, Tony Peak, Geoff Gander, Shenoa Caroll-Bradd, Robert Hart, Nikko Lee, Kyle Yadlosky, Edward Martin III

    Contains Bouillon de Bebe by Nikko Lee

  • Valves & Vixens: Steampunk Erotica
    Valves & Vixens: Steampunk Erotica
    by Nicole Gestalt, Crysta Coburn, J.T Seate, Nikko Lee, V.C., Zak Jane Keir, Blair, Regina Kammer, Jim Lee

    Contains Boson's Mate by Nikko Lee

  • The Big Book of Bizarro
    The Big Book of Bizarro
    by Rich Bottles Jr.

    Contains Honey-Do by Nikko Lee

  • Between Love and Lust
    Between Love and Lust
    by Nikko Lee

    E-book

    Print-on-demand paperback

  • Templar and Other Stories of Suspense and Terror (Vampires 2, Volume 4)
    Templar and Other Stories of Suspense and Terror (Vampires 2, Volume 4)
    by J. Troy Seate, Patricia McCarthy, Nikke Lee, Andrea Saavedra, James Hartley, Edward McKeown, Mike Graves, J.E. Gurley, Zakk Erikson, David Bernstein C.C. Blake

    Contains Pure Delight by Nikko Lee

Wednesday
Apr112018

What does it take to be a black belt?

My fellow author, Lisabet Sarai, is hosting a promotional blog post for Spar at her blog. Check it out: https://lisabetsarai.blogspot.com/2018/04/what-does-it-take-to-be-black-belt.html

A copy of spar will be given away too!

Tuesday
Apr102018

Buy my book (if you want to)

When I was a kid, I'd help my father on small appliance repair jobs he did on the side. I distinctly remember that awkward moment after he'd figured out what was wrong and either fixed it or had a list of parts that were needed when the subject of payment came up.

My father never had a set per hour rate and he hated to charge people more than what they could afford.

I kind of feel that way when it comes to asking for payment for my books.

There is a large plastic bin in my bedroom full of 3-5 copies each of my novels and anthologies in which my short stories occur. I purchase a couple of each for some library events. Sales are rare, so I don't order many copies. When people do request a signed copies, I'm always anxious about how much to charge people.

My first goal is not to lose money (printing and shipping cost). It feels odd to charge any more to friends and family, who have often acted as cheerleaders and beta readers. I try to put the price point of personal sales at retail but shipping costs me more than Amazon. I don't want to charge more for a signed copy than an unsigned copy anyone could get on Amazon.

Some publishers have easy set-ups for authors to get at-print-cost books, which balances out the added shipping cost of using the postal service. Other times I just buy my books off of Amazon and charge retail, eating some of the shipping costs.

I want people to buy my books. But more importantly I want them to read the books.

That box of books in my bedroom reminds me I need to sell my books. They aren't doing anything but gathering dust in my hands.

Friday
Mar302018

Hike alone

A couple of weeks ago, I indulged in one of my favorite things to do-hiking alone.

Don't get me wrong, I love hiking with my husband and want to foster a love of the outdoors with my children. However, there's nothing quite like heading out on your own and blazing the trail yourself.

It was just after dawn when I fed the cat and dog, grabbed a banana and my snowshoes and headed out the door while everyone else in my house slept. My destination Patten Stream Trail. Tucked between the stream and a gravel pit, this 1.5 mile double loop is the closed marked trail to my house.

Even a marked trail can be hard to find in the winter after a fresh snow fall. As it happened, the only tracks I came upon were from deer and turkey. I'm not in any where near as good of shape as I was only a couple of years ago before our lives were filled with two wonderful children. Huffing and puffing, I forged on-sometimes losing the trail.

When you hike alone, there is no one else to rely on to find the trail and judge the dangers of any obstacles. What where the chances I'd come across the coyotes I often hear howling at sunset? Was the thin crust over a dip hiding open water?

Hiking always leaves me feeling invigorating and even more so when I get to enjoy the peace and quiet on my own. I love dragging my children along on hikes and walks. My husband will always be my favorite hiking partner. But sometimes you just need to hike alone.

Thursday
Mar222018

Spar pre-orders

Spar is now available again (release date March 31):

Monday
Feb262018

Always read the worst reviews

Last week I entered the brave new world of electric pressure cooker cooking. I know, it takes me a while to mix things up a little. To go with my new cooker, I scoured Amazon for a cookbook. I like to think of myself as a savvy Amazon customers. I always limit my searches to top reviewed items and check that more than one person posted a review.

Normally, I also read both the best and worst reviews. It's a good way to gauge the spectrum of opinions. Often the worst reviews reflect users who bought the wrong item for their needs or had some kind of shipping snafu. However, this time I didn't read close enough and ended up with a self-published cookbook that sorely needed an editor.

How bad could it be?

There was a recipe for orange chicken and noodles in the breakfast section - which was pointed out in one of the 2-star reviews. No images other than the slick cover - yes, I got fooled by a nice cover. Recipe times didn't include pressurizing, prep time or were inaccurate.

Just a good reminder of how important reviews are. If you've read one of my books, why not review it and let people know what to expect? Reviews can make the difference in a sale or happy reader. Wolf Creek is now back on Amazon.