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    Wolf Creek
    by Nikko Lee

    Life as a gay omega werewolf is no fairytale.

  • 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

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    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

Friday
Feb052016

Writing Worry #33: Speaking to an empty room

Since publishing Wolf Creek, I've been doing my utmost to get the word out about the book. That has meant soliciting reviews, guest blog posts, a Twitter takeover, library author talks, and anything else I can think of. It's hard to know if any of these efforts are reaching readers.

In January, I gave an author talk at the Blue Hill library. Or rather I was scheduled to do so, but no one showed up to listen. It's January. It's dark and cold in the evenings. I can fully understand people not wanting to leave their warm and cozy homes.

This was my third library talk for Wolf Creek - fourth as an author. It's a little disappointing but beyond my control. All I can do as an author is be willing to get out there and find my audience.

I take this as another author accomplishment that everyone has to go through. Now to figure out where to speak next.

Tuesday
Feb022016

Don’t Be a Sheep By Lisabet Sarai

I am pleased to share with you an author whose newest release captured my attention right away and did not disappoint. Lisabet Sarai is well known among the ERA circles and beyond that. Her newest novel The Gazillionaire and the Virgin was published January 29. She was kind enough to stop by and offered this blog post as a part of her promotional tour. I'll be posting an excerpt in the coming days.


Don’t Be a Sheep By Lisabet Sarai

Fitting in. Being popular. Looking hip. When you’re a teenager, that’s what you want more than anything. I was no different from any other teen, back then or today. I’d have long arguments with my mother about why she wouldn’t buy me nylons until I was thirteen, or why I had to wear ugly snow boots to school, or why I couldn’t shave my legs yet.

“But Mom,” I’d whine. “All the girls wear stockings.”

“So what?” she’d respond. “Why do you need to be like everyone else?  Do you want to be a sheep?”

The disdain in her voice made it clear that conformity for its own sake was something she held in very low regard. Arguments based on following the prevailing views or actions of the majority almost never succeeded.

At the time, I found her insistence on individualism annoying and frustrating. As I grew older, though, I realized that this was some of the best advice she ever gave me. I’ve made some unconventional choices in my life. I’ve done things “most people” wouldn’t even consider. And all things considered, I think I’m happier and more fulfilled because I haven’t followed a standard, mass-approved path.

“Don’t be a sheep” applies to my writing as well. I don’t choose what I am going to write based on what’s currently hot in the market. In fact, I take perverse delight in challenging the current literary fashions, taking stereotypes or genre tropes and turning them on their heads.

That was the genesis of my new erotic romance The Gazillionaire and the Virgin. Some time after the release of FSOG, I was chatting with my blog mates. One of my friends said, “If I read about another romance about a brooding, dominant gazillionaire hunk and a shy, inexperienced virgin, I think I’ll upchuck.” 

Great title, I thought. But what if the obscenely rich gazillionaire was the heroine? And the hero was virgin?

That was all it took to send me off on a genre-busting quest to create a sexy and romantic tale about a woman who has it all and the inexperienced but naturally dominant nerd she falls for.

I can almost hear you thinking. A virgin hero in erotic romance? How could that possibly work? I dont want to read something so weird. Everyone likes alpha heroeslike the guys in thousands of other BDSM erotic romance novels.

My answer? Be a bit adventurous. Give The Gazillionaire and the Virgin a try. If you like BDSM-themed erotic romance with both heat and heart, I think you’ll enjoy it.

Don’t be a sheep.

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This post is part of my Gazillionaire and Virgin blog tour, running from February 1st to 15th. Leave me a comment on this post, including your email address, and I’ll enter you to win a $50 bookstore gift certificate (first prize) or a print copy of the new book (second prize). Visit all the stops for more chances to win. You’ll find the full list here:

http://lisabetsarai.blogspot.com/2016/01/blog-tour.html

 

Tuesday
Jan262016

A novel start to finish: Wolf Creek 2

After spending so much time writing a novel and getting to know the characters within, it's hard to think of their lives stopping when the book is done. Almost as soon as I finished writing Wolf Creek, I knew that there was still more for Josh, Andrea and Gavin to accomplish in their journey to find themselves and their place in life.

It wasn't until Wolf Creek was accepted for publication that I started examining the possibility of writing a sequel. In the months it took to edit Wolf Creek for publication, I tried to pull together the ideas that would make the scaffold of the next novel.

These scaffolds included:

-A love interest for Josh

-Andrea exploring her Amazon heritage and the power within her

-Gavin's jealousy over Josh's new interest despite him moving into a stable relationship too

-Exploring what being an alpha means to Gavin

-Josh discovering the strength of Silverbane's bloodline

-Exploring the consequences of the weakening of the boundary between this world and the next where the demons are sequestered

-something with trolls and expanding the paranormal world within the series

Earlier this month I was able to carve out some time to write an outline for Wolf Creek 2. I hate picking titles almost as much as I hate deciding on character names. Usually I leave figuring out a good title until the submission stage.

Now all I need to do is clear my writing desk of two novel drafts (Spar and Safe Word) that need to be revised, beta read and submitted.

Saturday
Jan162016

Word of the year: 'they'

I don't normally pay attention to the Word of the Year, regardless of the source. When I heard Oxford Dictionary's word of the year was an emoji, I was perplexed. Merriam-Webster's went with 'ism', which I always considered a suffix almost as ubiquitous as the scientific 'omes'. Think genome, proteosome, anything-osme.

On Friday, NPR did a commentary about another word of the year.  The American Dialect Society selected the use of 'they' singular as a gender neutral pronoun. Now that is a word of the year I can get behind.

Who hasn't substituted 'they' instead of the cumbersome he or she?

In an era where gender can be fluid to non-existant, it's about time we had a gender neutral pronoun.

Tuesday
Dec292015

Writing goals: 2016

2015 was a busy year for me. Besides the conception and birth of my daughter, Wolf Creek was also published. My resolution to edit, edit, edit was met by editing Wolf Creek, Spar (resurrected trunk novel) and Safe Word.

I continue to introduce Wolf Creek to anyone and everyone in the hopes that it sells enough to warrant a sequel. I made enough sales to earn a print run. Hurray! The sequel is bouncing around my head.

Resolution #1: outline and start writing the sequel to Wolf Creek.

The reviews of Wolf Creek that complained about the lack of romance in Wolf Creek motivated me to retrieve from the trunk a half revised M/M erotic romance set in a martial arts dojo. Spar combines my love of martial arts with my love of M/M forbidden romance. Tyler is a closeted bisexual black belt who explores his attraction for a new openly gay student Josh, who wants to leave behind his clubbing nights and get serious.

Resolution #2: edit and submit Spar.

Revising Safe Word is starting to feel like a never ending effort. I am determined to get it out to beta readers by the end of the year. It needs some plot thickening, extensive fact checking and lots of spit polishing.

Resolution #3: get Safe Word to beta readers.

As my daughter discovers her legs and gets stronger walking, I am looking forward to introducing her to hiking. We are planning a trip to the Bay of Fundy this year and I want to do a hike or two in Baxter.

What are your resolutions?