November Newsletter – Good News and Bad News

Hi Everyone!

Happy November!

October was an interesting month. Not using social media for the entire month was odd, but not as much of a challenge as I actually thought it would be. It certainly helped me get my brain back to a more even keel!

Moving forward, I’ll be checking in on social media every week or so, but I still won’t be on there a lot. So, the best way to contact me is either e-mail or a comment on this blog.

Okay, so – two big things for November…

First the good news…

Once a Brat (Kinky Cupid 1) is out and available now from Amazon, Kobo, Apple Books, Nook, Smashwords and Payhip.

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Experienced dominant Marcus has a stalker. On the plus side, the boy who follows him around every time he visits his local leather club is both gorgeous and a self-professed submissive. On the other hand the boy is also inexperienced, bratty and liable to drive Marcus insane within his constant chatter.

Bret fell head over heels with Marcus the moment he saw him. He’s willing to do whatever it takes to get Marcus’s attention and prove his own worth as a submissive. Just because he isn’t a traditional sub, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a lot to offer a dom who can handle his quirks.

When Marcus gives in and agrees to do a scene with Bret, sparks soon fly. But, will it be a case of once a brat, always a brat? 

Please note – This is the second edition of this title. The cover and publisher have changed, but the text has not been altered.

I know it’s a bit of an odd time of year to release a Valentine’s themed title, but I really wanted to get it back out before the third book in the series – Sticks and Stones – comes out next February.

And, on to the Bad News…

Resplendence Publishing have recently announced that they will be closing down.

If you have bought any titles directly from their website, please make sure you download and back up those titles by the end of November. After that date, you will not be able to access the library / bookshelf there. While this shouldn’t affect any titles you purchased through other retailers, I’d advise you to back them up too, just to be safe.

All the titles I published through Resplendence Publishing will be effected – 39 in all. (This includes their editions of titles which I have since reclaimed and re-released.) I’ve made a page with a list of these titles here, to make it as easy as possible for you to check.

As of December 1st, all the titles which I haven’t previously reclaimed and re-released will go out of print. I’ll get them tweaked, re-edited and back out as soon as I can, but it will probably take a while. Thank you for your understand and your patience.

While this will alter the order in which I intended to reclaim and re-issue titles from other publishers, it shouldn’t alter the timeline for my releasing new work. New books will be my first priority. Re-releases will fit in around them.

And I think that’s it for now 🙂

Hope you have an amazing November!

*Hugs*

Kim Dare

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October Newsletter

Hi Everyone!

Happy October!

A few different things to update everyone on this month…

Expanded Distribution!

Also known as a posh way to say I finally have my ebooks up for sale on a few more websites 🙂

My indi titles are now all available on Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble/Nook, Apple Books (which was called iTunes or iBooks until recently), Smashwords (plus the places Smashwords distributes to) and Payhip. Links to all the channels are on the individual book pages on my website.

The only ones left to add are the free ones, which I’ll be doing in between writing projects, as time allows.

Print books

Apologies if any of my print titles are showing as temporarily unavailable. Create Space (the people who used to produce my paper backs) have just merged with Amazon, and there are a few teething troubles. They will hopefully all be available again soon, along with the print version of With a Kiss.

Content Notes

I’ve been working on a project for a little while now, getting content notes for my stories written and posted on my website. It’s something that will always be something of an ongoing project, but I finally have the indi ones more or less done.

I wanted to make them as easily findable as possible for those who want them, but not put them where people who consider them spoilers will trip over them – so they’re all grouped together on a dedicated page. There’s a link on each book page on my website, and I’ve updated each of the book files to put a link in them too.

While it’s never possible to cover every single topic someone might want to be warned about, I’ve tried to cover the main ones effectively. So – references to sexual violence, intimate partner violence, drug use, self harm, secondary character death etc.

I’ve made them as detailed as felt possible, noting where the content is on or off page, or where it’s a reference to something in the character’s past. It would be fair to say there are significant spoilers all over the place.

The books I’ve made content notes for are – Axel’s Pup, With a Kiss, Duck, Celebrate, Magpie, Worth Waiting For, Worth a Shot.

For what it’s worth, I think they make my stories sound a lot darker than they really are. They are mostly just a mixture of kinky and soppy.

Hopefully they will help where they can help and be ignored by everyone else 🙂

Here’s the Content Notes Page.

Social Media

I’m trying to change the way I use social media. The first step in that is going to be a complete social media detox. So, I’ll be taking a complete break from social media during October.

I’m also trying to speed up and get more writing done, so hopefully those two things will work well together 🙂

If you’d like to get in touch with me, I’ll still be reachable via e-mail, and I’ll still see the comments posted to this blog. However, it’s really unlikely I’ll see anything anyone says to me on Facebook (both page and profile), Twitter, Messenger or Pintrest.

Sorry in advance if it looks like I’m ignoring any one, that’s really not my intention!

New Releases

My last new release, for those who were on holidays at the end of August / beginning of September and might have missed it, was Straight to Hell. It’s a MM, BDSM, Erotic Romance Novella. Thank you to everyone who has read and reviewed so far!

The next release is the second edition of Once a Brat, which will come out at the start of November.

Works in Progress

I’m working hard to finish the new version of All the Gear. That should go off to my lovely editor some time this month.

Next up is Bayden’s Alpha. By the end of the month, this book will finally have my complete attention.

It probably wouldn’t be entirely truthful to say that Bayden’s Alpha is coming *soon*, since it’s a long book and will take quite some time to write, but it is now properly in the works 🙂

And that’s it – Hope everyone has a great October!

*Hugs*

Kim Dare

Straight to Hell – Available Now!

Hi Everyone!

Straight to Hell is available now from Amazon, Kobo, Nook, iTunes, Payhip and Smashwords.

It’s Male/Male, BDSM, erotic romance and work colleagues to lovers, with a straight guy who turns out not to be all that straight 🙂

It’s the first book in the Heart and Handcuffs Collection, but all the titles stand alone and feature different couples.

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Here’s the blurb:

A straight man and a gay man walk into a hotel room… It could be the start of a bad joke or the beginning of their hottest fantasy.

Michael is gay, out, and proud. He’s also been in love with his straight work-colleague, Simon, for months. When a business trip finds them sharing a hotel room, Michael expects it to be nothing more than mildly frustrating. But, apparently, Simon has other plans.

Michael knows that agreeing to a no-strings hook up with a straight guy is a bad idea. He knows he’s being taken advantage of. And he knows he should say no, because if he doesn’t, the whole trip is going to go straight to hell.

You can also read an excerpt on my website.

Hope everyone’s having a great September so far!

*Hugs*

Kim.

Straight to Hell – Pre-Order Now!

Hi Everyone!

Straight to Hell will be officially out on 3rd of September, and it’s available for pre-order now on Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords.

It’s my first completely new release in a long time, so I really hope you’ll like it!

It’s a Male/Male, BDSM, erotic romance novella. It’s the first in the Hearts and Handcuffs collection, but the stories are only linked by theme so they will all be able to be read individually and in any order.

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Here’s the blurb:

​A straight man and a gay man walk into a hotel room… It could be the start of a bad joke or the beginning of their hottest fantasy.

Michael is gay, out, and proud. He’s also been in love with his straight work-colleague, Simon, for months. When a business trip finds them sharing a hotel room, Michael expects it to be nothing more than mildly frustrating. But, apparently, Simon has other plans.

Michael knows that agreeing to a no-strings hook up with a straight guy is a bad idea. He knows he’s being taken advantage of. And he knows he should say no, because if he doesn’t, the whole trip is going to go straight to hell.

And, if you’d like to read an excerpt, you can find one on my website here.

Hope August is being kind to you all!

*Hugs*

Kim

Kinky Cupid – Coming Soon

Hi Everyone,

Some of you will already be familiar with the Kinky Cupid Series. It’s what I like to refer to as my Frankenstein series. It’s been through the wars. Three different publishers, three different cover styles. The order of the books have changed twice and at various times only the second or fourth books have been available. Release dates have been pushed back several times too.

But, over the next nine months I am going to get it all finished, and it will all be available – nice and neat and in order as an indi series.

I have the rights to all the existing titles back, I’ve written the missing title, I’m working on the final re-working, and I have new cover art by the fantabulous Kris Norris.

The first book – Once a Brat – was originally published by Riptide Publishing. A new edition will be released in November 2018. I don’t plan to change the text at all. This is the new cover…

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The second book in the series – Bast Over Apex – originally came out with All Romance Ebooks under the title Call Me Sir, Boy! as part of their Perfect Strangers Collection. I got the rights back quite a while ago and the indi edition is already out, as is the audio version. The text was tweaked and re-edited to fit the Kinky Cupid series, but not substantially changed. Click on the cover below to see the book page on my website.

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The third title in the series is called Sticks and Stones. It’s completely new. I’ve only just finished writing it and it will be going off to editorial this week. For those of you who have read some of the other titles in the series, this is Dan the bartender’s story and he’s paired with a new character to the series. It will be released in February 2019.

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And, last but not least, the fourth story in the series is All the Gear. It was originally released under the title All the Gear, No Idea, by All Romance Ebooks as another part of their Perfect Stranger Collection. This one may well end up being re-written from scratch. There is so much I want to change, it will probably be easier to do that than to edit the existing story. The same characters will find their happy ending, but the way they get there might change quite a bit. So far the only thing that’s certain is the cover!

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And that will be the series complete!

Before that series, I have another new title – Straight to Hell – in a new collection – Hearts and Handcuffs. More about that to come in another post 🙂

*Hugs*

Kim.

Available Now – Sudden Surrender

Hi Everyone!

Sudden Surrender is available now on Amazon, Kobo and Nook.

(Payhip, Smashwords and iTunes coming soon.)

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​Elliot has spent years completely focused on his studies, giving up almost every chance at a social life in the process. Now, moving to a new university to study for a post-graduate degree has given him the perfect chance at a fresh start. He hasn’t quite worked up the courage to visit the leather club just off campus, but he’s determined not to be a complete hermit. An advert for a light-hearted outdoor event that promises the chance to meet other students seems like the perfect way to begin.

Parry has never had any patience with the stupid hazing nonsense that takes place with every fresh intake of students. He only ever signs up in order to keep an eye on things and make sure nothing gets out of hand. He has no intention of actually getting involved in silly student games—not until he spots Elliott being led, bound and helpless, through the forest.

Please note: ​This is the second edition of this title. It was previously released under the title Elliot’s War and as part of the Gaymes Anthology. This edition has been re-edited and re-worked to form part of the How I Met My Master… Collection, but it has not been extended.

 

Coming Soon + Pre-order Now!

Hi Everyone!

Straight to Hell has a cover! It’s designed by the very lovely Kris Norris, and I’m more than a little in love with it!

Straight to Hell will come out in September. You can find out more about it on the coming soon page on my website.

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It has also, somehow become the start of a themed collection called Hearts and Handcuffs. Each story stands alone and they can be read in any order.

The second in the collection will come out next May. It will be a re-release of Virgin Territory, which I got the rights for back when All Romance Ebooks went bust.

More details closer to the release date, but it already has a cover 🙂

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Last but not least, Sudden Surrender’s official release date is stil August 1st, but it’s available for pre-order now on Amazon, Kobo and Nook.

You can find the blurb, the excerpt and the pre-order links on the book page on my website here.

Sudden Surrender is the second book in the How I Met my Master Collection, but the books can all stand alone and can be read in any order 🙂

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Please note that Sudden Surrender was previously released as Elliot’s War and as part of the Gaymes Anthology. This version has been reworked to become part of the How I Met My Master collection, and re-edited, but it has not been extended.

*Hugs*

Kim