About kimdare

Bisexual submissive. Author of 100+ BDSM erotic romances. Most of my stories are Male/Male, and all of them feature lots of Kink, Love and a Happy Ending.

March Newsletter – Coming Soon and Explanations!

Hi Everyone,

I’m a bit late with the newsletter this month. Part of it was hard to write, so I did the mature, sensible thing, and put it off for as long as I could, lol.

Easy bits first:

I’ve reclaimed the rights to several of my titles which were previously published by Pride or Resplendence Publishing. These titles will be unavailable until such time as I manage to release indi versions.

The MM ones are mostly short stories, except for With a Kiss.

With a Kiss was the last novel I had left with a publisher. I’m hoping to bring out a new version later this year. It will be re-edited and possibly slightly extended.

The short stories will probably be compiled into an anthology and re-released in that format. Not sure on the time line for that.

I’ve also reclaimed the last of my stories that involve women. Since I haven’t brought any of those titles back out yet, at this point the only stories I have available are MM. Not sure what to do with the non-MM stories right now, but I’ll try to work something out.

Next topic – Current Work in Progress:

I said last month that I was going to work on one of two projects. I ended up working on a completely different one!

What Happens at the Hotel is a 20k word novella. It’s MM, BDSM. I’ve already got it drafted and partially edited. I’m hoping it will be able to come out quite soon – hopefully in May 🙂

When it comes out, it will be the first completely new work I’ve published in quite a while.

Which brings me to the part of the blog post I’ve been putting off. It’s become increasingly obvious that I need to offer everyone some sort of more complete explanation for why new work has been so slow appearing.

(I’ve mentioned some of this before, but I’ll recap some basics for those who haven’t read previous posts on the topic.)

I’ve had ME (sometimes referred to as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) and fybromyalgia for over two decades now. As a result of dealing with those conditions for so long, I also have issues with anxiety.

A little over two years ago, just as I was coming to the end of my work on Axel’s Pup, I tried a new medication that is supposed to help with the pain associated with fybromyalgia, as well as help with anxiety. I was in a pretty bad place health wise, so it seemed worth a try.

It did help in some ways. It also came with some pretty horrible side effects. I won’t bore you with the rest of them, but one of those side effects was that I found it very difficult to access that part of my brain where writing happens. The longer I was on the tablets the harder it was to write and it reached a point where it felt like that part of my brain was completely walled off – I’m not sure how else to describe it.

Although the medication helped a lot with pain and anxiety, not being able to write caused me to become severely depression. For quite a while I was in a very dark place. It became dangerous.

I ended up stopping the tablets last August. Gradually, as the medication left my system, I’ve been able to re-access the writing part of my brain. At first it was an intermittent process – the stories would come back for a day or two, then disappear. But, since last month it’s become a lot more consistent, which I why I’ve finally been able to write something new.

My brain is finally starting to work the way it should, or at least the way it does when not on medication. I’m not working as quickly as I would like, but I am hoping that I’ll have a few new stories published this year. They will probably be shorter works to start with, and I’ll build up to being able to produce full length novels again.

Unfortunately, it might still be a while before I’m able to work on big projects, like the next story in the Werewolves and Dragons series. But please trust that I am working my way towards being able to do that.

I understand that a lot of people are impatient to find out what comes next for Axel and Bayden, and that a lot of readers feel that there has already been far too long a delay between titles.

I love that people enjoyed their first book so much and that they are so invested in Axel and Bayden’s future. But, I promise you, that if I could have, I’d have published their next book months ago. I’m not refusing to publish the next part of their story because I don’t care about the characters or because I’m being bloody minded about it! The only reason it hasn’t been published is because I’ve been physically incapable of writing it.

As I said at the top of this post, I don’t find it easy to talk about some things. Explaining things about my health means I have to face facts myself about how bad my health (physical and mental) has been over the last few years. It also means facing the fact there will probably be people who won’t react well to what I have to say.

But, anyway, that part of the post is finally written now.

Have a fantastic March everyone!


Kim Dare.

February Newsletter :)

Hi Everyone!

Quick round up of January to start us off…

One ebook came out – Instant Gratification. It’s a 23k word re-release of a previously published story called Yes!


It’s the first book I’ve brought out since ARe imploded , so I’m trying out some new distribution channels for the first time.

Instant Gratification is now available on Amazon, Kobo, Nook, Payhip and Smashwords.

Audible Studios also released three more of my titles in ebook.

Base Over Apex, Worth Waiting For and Worth a Shot were all narrated by Joe Arden.




Or, you can see the whole list of audio titles released so far here.

On to my plans for February…

I have a flash fic follow up to Instant Gratification called Delayed Gratification. That will show up as part of RJ Scott’s Valentine Event. There will be a giveaway on the blog at the same time 🙂

In the background, I’ll be working on my next release.

It will either be the next story in the How I Met My Master collection – a story called Sudden Surrender, which is a reworking of a previously released title that was originally called Elliot’s War.

Or, it will be Sticks and Stones, which is the next story in the Kinky Cupid series and which is completely new. It all depends how well my brain is willing to work with my plans 🙂

Have a good month, everyone!



Instant Gratification – Available Now!

Hi Everyone,

I had this marked down as my February release, but I decided to get it out before the Valentine’s rush, so you can find it on Amazon now 🙂

It’s been uploaded to Nook / Barnes and Noble too, but hasn’t gone live there yet.

This is the second edition of this title. It was originally released as part of the Friction Anthology, and as a stand alone story called Yes!

It’s been re-worked to become part of the How I Met My Master collection, but it hasn’t been significantly extended. (I think it might have gone from 20 to 23k, but it’s extra detail rather than extra scenes.) So please check if you have the old title before you buy.

The new edition has a new cover, by the very lovely Kris Norris…


Here’s the blurb:

Frustration has never been one of Alex’s kinks. Neither has self-denial, or saying no to men he’d really like to have sex with. So, he’s not quite sure how he ended up in this mess.

The bet had sounded so simple when he first heard it. All he needs to do is say no to everything Stephen offers him for the next twelve hours. How hard could that possibly be? Despite the fact that Stephen is the kind of guy Alex would love to say yes to, for vanilla at least, Alex is confident he’s going to win the bet no trouble at all.

He remains confident, right up until the moment the bet begins and he finds himself in more trouble than he ever thought possible. Then, the only thing Alex is sure about is that twelve hours is an incredibly long time for a man to have to resist temptation, especially if that man has been used to instant gratification.

And here’s a little taster:

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Audio Releases and Kindle Unlimited :)

Two announcements today!

Base Over Apex has made it into audio. It’s narrated by Joe Arden, and produced by Audible Studios. You can find it on the Audible website here:


I’ve also decided that it’s time to see how Kindle Unlimited will work for a few of my titles. I’m starting with Pushing the Envelope.

For the next three months, subscribers to Kindle Unlimited will be able to read it as part of their subscription. It will also be available for sale on Amazon as usual, but it won’t be available on any other distributor websites (such as Nook).

Click on the pic to go to the Amazon page 🙂


That’s it for now, but, if all goes to plan, I might be back next week brining my February release out a little bit early 🙂


Kim Dare


Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!

Hi Everyone 🙂

It’s been a strange year this year. And it’s only got stranger in the last week with the sudden closure of All Romance Ebooks!

In a lot of ways I think the less said about 2016 the better. I’ll stay away from politics and world events, but I will do a very quick recap of my year as a writer:

Two ebook releases…

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One print book release…


Two audio book releases…

duck-audio     magpie-audio

And that was it. Not my best year, but we are firmly closing that book now.

Swiftly moving on to my plans for 2017 –

I’m hoping for a much more productive year!

There are 4 audio books already in production that should be coming out quite soon. Axel’s Pup, Worth Waiting For, Worth a Shot, and Base Over Apex.

I’m aiming for at least 6 ebook releases in 2017 – at least 3 indi re-releases of titles I’ve reclaimed from publishers, with one of those being novel length, and at least 3 entirely new titles, with one of those being novel length too.

The two novel length releases will also come out in print. Fingers crossed, some might come out in audio too 🙂

With the closure of All Romance Ebooks, I’m also going to be looking into placing my indi titles at other distributors, and maybe even looking into doing something with Kindle Unlimited. No firm decisions yet though.

The first ebook that will release in 2017 has already gone off to editorial. It’s a re-worked version of a story I originally brought out as Yes! (It was available a few years ago, both as a stand alone and as part of the Friction Anthology, but has been out of print for a little while now.)

The new version has a new title – Instant Gratification. It will be part of a new collection called How I Met My Master. And it has a new cover too!


More info on Instant Gratification coming later this month, hopefully followed by a release date in February 🙂

Thank you to everyone for your support and friendship over the last year, I really do hope to pay you back with some new works in the year to come!


Kim Dare

Avians in Audio!

Hi Everyone,

As I’ve so often had to say before – I’m really sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted any updates here.

It’s been a combination of not a lot to say because I haven’t been able to get much done, along with quite a bit of inconsistency about what I’ve felt up to working on, so not a lot to say about what I’m doing either. Every time I start a post saying I’m working on one thing, I end up working on something else before I’ve even hit the button to post it, lol.

But I actually have news today – and it’s good news!

Duck! and Magpie have just been released in audio by Audible Studios!

I sold the audio rights to six books to them a little while ago, but I wasn’t expecting them to come out so soon, so it’s been a bit of a surprise, but a good one 🙂

I’ve made a concious decision not to listen to audio versions of my own books, because I think having a narrator’s version of a character’s voice, competing with the version of the character’s voice that already exists inside my head, will make it harder for me to keep on writing the characters in future titles.

However, I do have it on good authority that the narrator for Duck! and Magpie – Rod M. Maskew – is amazing!

Here are the links to each book on Audible 🙂



The other audio books that Audible Studios have the rights to are Axel’s Pup, Worth Waiting For, Worth a Shot, and Base Over Apex. Not sure when they will release them, but I’ll let you know as and when I get the info 🙂

Briefly, before I go – in other news:

I’ve recently finished a re-working of a short novella called Yes! The original version came out with Totally Bound a few years ago, both as a stand alone and in the Friction Anthology, but I have the rights back now and will be bringing a new version of it out in the first quarter of 2017.

Yes! has gone off to editorial, and I’ve ordered the cover, so it’s all going to plan there.

Hope everyone is having a fantastic December and enjoying all the holidays 🙂



October Newsletter – Sex, Envelopes and Avians!

Hi Everyone,

I know it’s not technically October yet, but I’ve kind of thrown the calendar out the window, so I figured what the hell!

It all starts few days ago, when I decided I’d try to get ahead of the curve on my admin. I thought I’d upload Better than Sex, which was scheduled to come out in November, to the different third party retailers now.

Of course, me being me, I pressed a wrong button and the short version of this story is – I accidentally brought my November release out before the end of September. Better than Sex (2nd edition) is Available Now!

Here’s the cover:


And here’s the blurb:

Wallace is all the things Brody isn’t—confident, stunning, sex on legs, oh, and straight. Brody is resigned to considering working alongside Wallace the highlight of his week and fantasizing about Wallace the full extent of his sex life, but apparently Wallace has other ideas.

The moment he started working with Brody, Wallace knew he was going to have trouble keeping his hands off the guy. In an effort to stay professional at work he’s kept his sexuality to himself, but that’s about to change.

When Wallace hears Brody say that seeing their latest project leave the premises is better than sex, Wallace knows he has to take action. It’s time someone taught Brody how good sex can be—especially when it’s served up with a generous helping of leather.

NOTE: This is the second edition of this title. It has been tweaked and re-edited, but it has not been substantially altered.

It’s available on Amazon, All Romance Ebooks and Nook. (Excerpts available on the first two.)

Since it’s only been out for a fortnight, and since I’m unlikely to have anything else coming out for a while, I’ll remind you of the details of Pushing the Envelope, too!


Here’s the blurb:

When Scott Evans sends an anonymous invitation to the dominant he’s fantasised about for months, he just hopes that Joe Stuart will be curious enough to turn up at the specified address and do a scene with him.

It never occurs to Scott that Joe will send a note back to him, or that something as simple as writing a letter could evolve into a kinky game that will test both men to the limit.

Orders, pleas, kinks and even love—there’s nothing a letter can’t contain once two hot and passionate guys start Pushing The Envelope.

Please Note: This work was previously published in fourteen short story installments. The existing parts of the story have been tweaked and re-edited, and two entirely new installments have been added. This edition is the first time all the installments have been brought together in e-book form.

It’s available on Amazon, All Romance E-books and Nook. (Excerpts available on the first two.)

It is a bit more expensive than Better than Sex – but it’s also ten times the length of Better than Sex!

And that was September!

Moving on to October – I’m feeling like I’m getting my writing mojo back. Fingers crossed that will keep going, because I’m finally about to start work on the next two titles in the Avian Shifters series!

Sparkle is a completely new novella that follows on from Magpie. I expect it to be 20-25,000 words. It’s going to focus on Everet’s efforts to train Kane into being a good member of the nest. I think it’s going to be kinky, light hearted and very glittery! It might come out in the spring of 2017.

Albatross is a completely new full length novel. I expect it to be about 80-85,000 words. It focuses on Ambrose – the albatross who works with Everet in the nest’s security flock. The other main character hasn’t appeared in the series yet. Like the other novels in the series, I think there will be some angst and some glimpses into the darker side of avian society. But there will also be kinky sex, a happy ending and two guys who are perfect for each other. It might come out in the summer of 2017.

And on that note, I’m going to go off and get some writing done – hope everyone has a great October when it actually starts 😉


Kim Dare