Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sweet Flag Guest Blog

Jeanne Barrack has invited me to guest blog at her blog Sweet Flag. I'm talking about werewolves, cowboys, and M/M. And my new series Tri Omega Mates. Come by and visit.


Monday, November 24, 2008

Naughty Boys by Ashley Ladd

Naughty Boys by Ashley Ladd

Drew's had other Secret Santas but never one like this - on that gives him erotic sex toys every day of the week leading up to Christmas.

When Ryan picks Drew's name in the office Secret Santa draw, he can't help but spoil the man of his fantasies. He finds that it really is better to give than receive when he has fun sneaking sex toys into Drew's office every day of the week before Christmas. He hopes Drew will be as turned on as him, and that Drew will return his feelings to make this their best Christmas ever.

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Copyright © Ashley Ladd, 2008
All Rights Reserved, Total-E-Ntwined Limited, T/A Total-e-bound.

Excerpt from: Naughty Boys
Ryan Holt fished around in the Santa cap his co-worker Angie held out and pulled out a name. He wondered if he would throw away good money again this Christmas.
Last year, his secret Santa had given him a box of envelopes. Not fancy stationery. Just envelopes.

He scrunched his brows.

What a cheap bastard!

And he’d spent a lot of time and effort getting a good gift last year, and he’d dropped a wad of cash.

He hoped he’d picked his own name as he had his eye on Josh Groban’s Christmas CD. He could hear Josh’s golden tones caressing his ears now. He could feel them vibrating in his soul.

In holiday heaven, he rocked back in his chair and unfolded the slip of paper as he hummed the tune tickling his mind.

His jaw dropped when he stared at the name written in bold, sexy scroll and his heart skipped several beats before racing full speed ahead.
Drew Mason.

God, Drew was what he really longed for Santa to leave in his stocking, all six feet three of gorgeous, delectable man. Forget Josh Groban.

Drew’s blond vision flashed in his mind, and Ryan drooled. His cock flexed, as he longed to take his fantasy man into his arms, drink deeply of his lips, and strip him of his clothes. He yearned to see every naked, mouth watering inch of him. He lusted for carnal knowledge in the worst way. His two-year old bed was still a virgin, and it was high time it got worn in.

A grin tilted his lips as he envisioned wrapping his fully aroused body around Drew’s and pulling him into the cradle of his thighs. He could almost feel Drew’s cock rubbing against his, could feel his powerful thighs fitting against him as if they were made for each other. Their musk overpowered the scent of Christmas pine and peppermint. Already, their sweet juices oozed from their cocks which were so ready to fuck one another.

Their gazes glazed over with passion as they caught and held. Ryan grew hotter still when Drew’s tongue darted out, moistening his suddenly dry lips. Then slowly, sensually, Drew lowered his lips and his breath coasted over Ryan before plundering his lips with a hot, fevered kiss and rubbing his groin against his.

Ryan’s blood was on fire, he couldn’t wait a moment longer to make Drew his. Savouring his closeness, the feel of his hard body, he let his ragged voice whisper over his lover’s warm flesh, “Love me. Let me love you. Fate brought us together.”
Drew huskily drawled, “Stop talking so much and kiss me again.”

Oh, he wanted a whole lot more than a mere kiss, but he laid a big wet one on the man as he reverently laid him on the bed. When he came up for air, he lubed his cock then he rocked back and hoisted his lover onto his lap.

“Fuck me now,” Drew implored, his beautiful eyes adoring him, his hand pumping his cock. “Before I come without you.”

From the hazy edges of his peripheral vision, Angie snapped her fingers in front of Ryan’s face. “Earth to Ryan. Come in, Ryan.”

Embarrassed, aware of the humongous bulge in his pants, he rolled his chair beneath his desk to hide his obvious erection. Not that Drew worked in his end of the building. It was unlikely the man would walk by and see him, but Angie would blab to anybody who would listen. Worse, she might think him hot for her.

“Uh, I was just thinking about my, uh, work project…”

Damn! He cursed himself for how raspy his voice came out.

Book Details
Erotic Rating: Total-e-burning
Genre: Seasonal/ Contemporary/ MM
Book Length: Short Story
ISBN#: 978-1-906811-40-2

The Importance of Setting by Ashley Ladd

I’m sitting at the ball field watching my daughter’s play off game while perspiration is trickling down every crevice. If not for a merciful breeze every few minutes I’d be a melted Popsicle on the ground.

The sun is scorching, high in the noon sky. The sky is a perfect blue with fluffy white clouds meandering by.

Kids are being kids playing softball, kicking up dust, getting dirty, and loving it. We parents are loving it, too, even if we’re getting sun burnt because we didn’t think to bring sun block in mid-November in the Northern hemisphere.

Being born and raised in the Midwestern US (Ohio) I’m used to November being cold, even snowy. Perhaps downright freezing and icy. In fact, I like my Novembers that way as it’s the perfect herald to Thanksgiving, y birthday, and Christmas.

Although it’s a beautiful Florida day and I’m loving this, I also miss the seasons and am not in the holiday spirit.

I write a lot of stories set in South Florida because I know this place having lived here for twenty years. I know from experience that November can be chilly (never snowy or icy) or sweltering and that it can flip flop. Tomorrow’s supposed to be very cold again according to the weather gurus.

But what if someone else were to write a story set in South Florida, someone whose only visited briefly or perhaps has never been here?

To be accurate, they’d have to do a LOT of research. That’s true of setting anywhere. If you don’t already know it, you have to research every minute detail. That’s probably why the axiom “Write what you know” is so popular. It’s so easy to get tripped up when you guess or research but not enough.

Most of my stories are set in Ohio or Cincinnati, or made up planets where I can make my own rules so readers can’t “catch me” in making a stupid mistake. I also set one story in Mississippi and another in Nebraska, but I lived there, too.

Every now and then I set stories in England, primarily London, as my publisher, Total-E-Bound is British and sometimes, they want stories that are only set there. I love to do the research, to get in a different mind set, but I have to be very careful and profusely worry over every single detail, every word, to make it right. Then I still worry that I may have based my research on faulty information.

Setting is very important to a story. This softball game, for instance, would have a totally different tone if it was sprinkling, or if nasty clouds threatened overhead, if it was so cold we had to bundle up in quilts and jackets while the players froze on the field.

This softball field bordered by palm trees, pines, and mossy trees, with no hills or mountains in the background (because South Florida is so flat we think speed bumps are huge hills) with parents wearing halter tops and short shorts and getting sun burned in mid-November is totally different than a field in Ohio where it would be surrounded by hills so tall they look like mountains, with majestic oaks, mighty maple trees, and stoic walnut trees. It’s also different than one in Nebraska where it’s also flat, but there are few trees but seas of corn fields.

Some people think research is only required for historicals or medical thrillers, but that’s a fallacy. Every story needs to be accurate even if set in your home town even if it’s a small one with a population of one hundred. I once received an email from a reader who said she lived in my home town and she recognized it from my description. So you never know who will read your stories, which will be checking your facts. The more accurate, the more detailed your scenery, the richer the mosaic of your story, and the better it will be.

Specifically for my December release, setting plays an important role. It’s set in an office at Christmas time. There are Christmas decorations, treats, music. There’s a Secret Santa, an office Christmas party, and characters are dressed in Christmas finery. The setting is as much a character as the heroes and their co-workers. Without the setting, the story would fall flat.

Friday, November 21, 2008

A Summery of Life

My birthday is the 22nd of November. A friend sent me a little note about growing older that I wanted to share.

1) No matter how hard you try, you can't baptize cats.
2) When your Mom is mad at your Dad, don't let her brush your hair.
3) If your sister hits you, don't hit her back. They always catch the second person.
4) Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato.
5) You can't trust dogs to watch your food.
6) Don't sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.
7) Never hold a Dust-Buster and a cat at the same time.
8) You can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.
9) Don't wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts.

1) Raising teenagers is like nailing jelly to a tree.
2) Wrinkles don't hurt.
3) Families are like fudge..mostly sweet, with a few nuts.
4) Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.
5) Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside.
6) Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fibre, not the toy.

1) Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
2) Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.
3) When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you're down there.
4) You're getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.
5) It's frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.
6) Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician.
7) Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.

1) You believe in Santa Claus.
2) You don't believe in Santa Claus.
3) You are Santa Claus.
4) You look like Santa Claus.

At age 4 success is . . . not piddling in your pants.
At age 12 success is . . . having friends.
At age 17 success is . .having a drivers license.
At age 35 success is . .... having money.
At age 50 success is . . having money.
At age 70 success is . . .. having a drivers license.
At age 75 success is . . having friends.
At age 80 success is . .. not piddling in your pants.

Always remember to forget the troubles that pass your way; BUT NEVER forget the blessings that come each day.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

~Secret Desires~ Book Trailer

I've made a book trailer for Secret Desires. You can check it out here on youtube. Let me know what you think.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I'm seeing Red!!!

Okay people, someone mentioned a blog post on one of my yahoo groups that I found very interesting and felt a great need to share. Please check it out here.

I think it is very important for everyone to give this author their support and the town of Greene, Iowa their thoughts. If I knew how to contact the town council, I would send them a piece of my mind.

This is discrimination, clear and simple, all because an author wrote one M/M book. They'd love me. All I write is M/M books. Guess I won't be moving to Greene, Iowa.

Please, check out this article and give your support.


Sunday, November 9, 2008

4 Star Review for ~SECRET DESIRES~

I just got the email from Rainbow Reviews that they've reviewed my book, Secret Desires.

RATING: 4 Stars

Leyland is a photographer on assignment when his car breaks down. Luckily for him, he's rescued by a handsome, strong cowboy. The two men are drawn to each other from the beginning and on the way to Jake's ranch a bond is formed that neither can do without. Things become a little more complicated when the two make it to the ranch and Leyland is introduced to Lucas. It's only after some misunderstandings are cleared up that the three men realize that they were always meant to be together.

Stormy Glenn's Secret Desires is an excellent story and the beginning of a new series. The love felt by the three men is a deep and abiding one that is the key to keeping one member of their family safe. I would recommend this story to anyone interested in m/m. -- Rainbow Reviews

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

M/M Romance Readers & Writers Group

I've started a new yahoo group called M/M Romance Readers & Writers for readers and writers of M/M romance, or male/male romance. This is a place for authors and readers of Erotic M/M Romance. A group for anyone (18 and over please!) who loves to read and/or write M/M erotic romances. It is a place where you can post promotional information such as book announcements, excerpts, reviews, newsletter updates, contests, book covers, links, chats, theme days, etc.

Come join us!

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

~Living with Immortals~

I'm being interveiwed by J.K. Coi on her blog "Living with Immortals" on November 7th, 2008. Please come by and check it out. While you're there, check out the great books. J.K. Coi has coming out. Her great Immortals Series has some seriously great reviews. You can check out her website at http://www.jkcoi.com/index.html.


Monday, November 3, 2008

Secret Desires - Romance Junkies Review

I recieved my first review. Romance Junkies has givven me a 5 Blue Ribbon Review

Title: Secret Desires
Category: Contemporary Novel
Reviewer: Jhayboy
Reviewer Email: Jhayboy@romancejunkies.com
Author: Stormy Glenn
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Release Date: October 2008
ISBN Number: 1-60601-287-8
Author Homepage: http://www.stormyglenn.com/secretdesires.htm
Blue Ribbon Rating: 5
Format: EBook
Content Editor: Chrissy

When Leyland Summer’s car breaks down on a lonely country road – he had no idea that one of his life long fantasies would come through before night falls. When a lone rider – Jake, who looks like a dream on horse back offers him the ride of his life, he quickly accepts.

Leyland, being a tri-omega, knows he needs to mate with two wolves. Jake being the alpha male that he is, is automatically possessive of what he considers his own – and Leyland is definitely his. However he has had to make a difficult choice in order to have Leyland – a decision he has found hard to live with.
When Leyland meets Jake’s second in command - Lucas, he knows immediately that he is his second mate; what he’s not prepared for is the knowledge that Jake and Lucas are already in love - with each other -where does that leaves him?

A relationship of two can be tricky at the best of time and three is definitely no laughing matter. Ms. Glenn has created a dynamic party of three men that want to please each other, need to please each other – but pride, possessiveness and jealousy all play a part in making the road to the perfect relationship a rocky one.
All three men are lovely and have their own individual quirk that not only endears them to your heart but also have you enjoying the tension filled scenes that the men have to go through in order to find the best compromise that work for them.

I absolutely enjoyed SECRET DESIRES and am so looking forward to the rest of Jake’s little pack having their own story - soon.

Forbidden Desires - Coming Soon

Coming soon from Siren Publishing.

Ryland has loved Gregory for six years, ever since Gregory rescued him from the brink of death. He has also known since then that Gregory is his mate. He’s been old enough for a couple of years now, he just can’t understand why Gregory won’t claim him.
Gregory knew the moment he saw Ryland six years ago that they were mates. Ryland just wasn’t old enough to be claimed. So, Gregory bided his time, waiting for Ryland to grow up. But as his desire for Ryland builds, he wonders how much longer he can wait.
Gregory finally claims Ryland only to learn that by doing so, he has endangered his life. Ryland is a tri-omega and needs two mates to keep him grounded and safe. But he hasn’t met his other mate yet, which could be a problem. It could mean Ryland’s life if they don’t find him.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Oprah's Favorite New Gadget

Jessica Freely, another author, had a very interesting story on her blog recently about Oprah's Favorite New Gadget. Oprah has fallen in love with the Kindle. Go to Amazon.com to learn more
about the Kindle!

This summer, Oprah received a gift that she says changed her life. "It's absolutely my new favorite favorite thing in the world," she says. Meet the Amazon Kindle™, a wireless portable reading device with instant access to more than 190,000 books, blogs, newspapers and magazines. Whether you're in bed or on the train, Kindle lets you think of a book and get it in less than a minute.

Being able to download a book to your Kindle allows you to take your entire library any place at any time! The Amazon Kindle is equipped to hold about 200 books, but if you pop in a simple memory card, you can have more than 4,000 books at your fingertips.

The Amazon Kindle is kind of like a cell phone, Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos says. "It has a wireless radio built right into it and so you can shop right from the device. And anytime you want to get a book, you can have it in less than 60 seconds," he says.

Afraid you might lose your Kindle? Jeff says Amazon's got you covered. "Every time you buy a book, we store an archival copy for you at Amazon," he says. "So if you ever want to delete something off your Kindle or if you lose your Kindle, you can always get your books back, re-download them back anytime you want for free."

Oprah says she was reluctant to try the Amazon Kindle when she first heard about it. "I had a couple electronic books before, and I wasn't there because I was like, 'I need the book; I have to have the paper. I'm a reader. I'm a professional reader,'" she says.When her friend brought her Kindle with a book already downloaded, Oprah was sold. "It was so easy," she says. "And the fact that it's wireless and you don't have to download them from your computer."

I thought this was a great story as it promotes eBooks and the kindle device. If you get a chance, check out the article either at Jessica's blog or at Oprah's blog.