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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Guest Author Today

Today I’d like to welcome the author of, Innocent Lies by J. W. Phillips. She wanted to share with us her descriptions and ways to buy her newest book.

Innocent Lies

Most would view Dylan’s life as a living Hell, but she discovered what Hell really was.

Dylan was minding her own business when Ethan sat down at her table. All she wanted was peace from her past. He offered her the protection and calm she had never known. That was until she learned how much of that past he was a part of.

If life had taught Dylan Summers anything it was that not everyone gets a happily ever after.

Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual situations.

Direct Link to Smashword is:

Hope all will check this wonderful book out. Enjoy your day.

Read with creativity.


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Guest Author Today

Hello all,

Today I’m pleased to have Brina Brady. A fantastic up and coming author, whose first book, Rent Me, is now available on Kindle and Smashword. Brina Brady shared the book description and a small small teaser of Rent Me.

This is a Gay adult consensual story focused on themes of corporal discipline punishment and explicit sex with some elements of BDSM between adult men over the age of eighteen.

Rent Boy Brennen wants to belong to his lover Dmitri Dubrovsky. The Russian mobster controls every inch of his life in and out of bed. Brennen works for Dmitri’s escort service. His only desire is to please his lover. When Dmitri marries Nika, his lover moves him out of their home to an apartment in Beverly Hills and tells him nothing has changed. What is Brennen going to do now?


Dmitri pounded his fists on the table and said, “Now, you are being disrespectful to me.”
“Well, you are siding with all our enemies.”
 “What the hell are you talking about? You are under my protection and in exchange, I asked you to respect me. And if you disrespect me, I am in charge of the consequences. You agreed to this. Do you remember our written agreement?”
“Yes, I remember. Sorry if I was disrespectful, but I feel you don’t treat me like an adult.”
“Sorry is not good enough this time. For your punishment, you have three choices. Your first choice is to quit being an escort. Your second choice is for me to take you back to Adrik. Your third choice is to give your consent to be whipped with my belt and it won’t be play discipline.”
“I can’t believe you want to bring me back to Adrik.” Brennen shook his head. “I’m not quitting my job. Especially now since you are married. And you are not going to punish me with a belt. You're my boyfriend.”
Dmitri got up from the table, picked up the red apple timer on the stovetop, and set it down in front of Brennen. When he had gotten into trouble, Dmitri and Mischa used the timer for time-outs. The timer was their way of giving him some quiet space to think about what he had done wrong.
“Why a belt? Brennen looked up at Dmitri.
“Did you think I would discipline you with our play paddle?”
“But Adrik used to hit me with a belt.” He was annoyed at his own whining voice.
“It’s punishment. Quit your damn escort job, then.”
“I can’t believe you are doing this to me,” Brennen said.
“You have twenty minutes to decide which punishment you want. You only have three choices, but if you don’t accept any of the choices, then you are choosing to walk away from me as your lover.”
“You don’t mean this, do you?” Brennen asked.
“Have you ever known me to lie to you?”
“I will always take care of you, but you will no longer be my lover if you don’t choose one of the three punishments. Our relationship is based on me being the top man who makes the rules and you are the bottom man who follows the rules. You knew this when we became lovers.”
 Dmitri set the apple timer. “You have twenty minutes to decide.” He left him alone in the kitchen with the red ticking frying pan clock.
Why was he doing this?
Brennen knew Dmitri could force him back to Adrik. But even if he made him go there, he would probably be able to run away. He did not want to take any chances. No, that was not an option, and Dmitri knew that.
Dmitri playing God again.
This was all about Dmitri forcing him to quit the escort job at the agency. Brennen was not going to quit his job. He loved it, and it made him feel good about himself. But to walk away from Dmitri as his lover was not what he wanted either. The only thing left was to give consent to be punished with the belt. How hard would he hit him? The timer continued to tick along with the clock on the wall. His nerves went to hell.
Dmitri entered the kitchen as the timer buzzed. Brennen covered his ears and slapped it. He picked the apple timer up and returned it to its proper place.
“What have you decided?” Dmitri asked.

Brina Brady has two blogs that you can visit her at.

You can go directly to her Smashword version by visiting:

Monday, May 26, 2014

Writing is it Talent or Learned?

Writing is it talent or learned? My opinion, it is both.

You have to learn what your readers want. You have to keep up on what is selling at a certain point and time. You have to do some research on each story, to make it authentic. (Maybe not so much in fiction, but still there is some required.) You even have to keep up to date on all the new social media, and fast changing software. (Man alive, there are so many software to choose from that it can be overwhelming. If not down right frustrating.)

However, there are something’s that just cant’ be taught. That’s what makes a writer talented. All the learned skills in the world won’t help you if you can’t create something that catches a reader’s eye.

Have a great week,

Monday, May 19, 2014

Fun or Work, which is writing?


Hope all had an amazing week. Mine was busy, but productive. That productivity is what got me to thinking about his weeks blog post.

Is writing all fun or work? Now, I’m speaking from only a writer’s perspective on this topic. When I first began to write, it was for therapy. Sometimes still is. Then it became fun, and grew into an amazing way to let my imagination go free, which is the easiest way to relax for me. It took years for my mom and a doctor of mine, to talk me into putting my work out there. At that point, it stayed fun, and even exciting. Both of those only grew. Still, I didn’t see it as work. Even told and argued with a few people that it wasn’t work. Viewing it, that way gave me a sort of automatic excuse not to write.

Their-in laid the problem. My thinking was wrong. Writing is a full time job. Now, I’ll give that it’s not a traditional one, but these days there’s loads of untraditional jobs. And from my perspective those jobs are the fun ones and most helpful one. I’m not sure how the writers who hold down a steady day-to-day job, forty hours or more a week, and has children, get’s time to write. I don’t juggle the steady grind of a job, and children with my writing, but I still have to juggle time with my parents and my other day-to-day life items. What it does tell me about those writers is that they are dedicated to their writing and their followers.

All in all, wiring is a fun, full time job. Hope all writers and aspiring writers remember that. If you do, it might just help you beat those nagging excuses not to write.

If there's anyone who'd like to share how they view writing feel free to comment. I love to hear from you guys.

Have an amazing week,