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…

14. Once a Brat

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 🙂




Available Now – Sudden Surrender

Hi Everyone!

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

(Payhip, Smashwords and iTunes coming soon.)


​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.


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 🙂


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 🙂


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.



July Newsletter – Websites, Social Media, and Coming Soon!

Hi Everyone!

June was a busy month – especially on the tech front!

At the start of the year, my website died and I haven’t been able to update it since. In June I finally built a whole new website and it’s now up and running. It still needs a few tweaks, but it feels great to actually have a working website again!

You can check it out here:

I also managed to fix the ongoing issues with my email address. I’ve answered all the emails I’ve managed to retrieve. So, if you’ve sent me an email and haven’t had a response, it’s because it didn’t get through to me – please get in touch again.

And, on one last tech note: I’m working on getting back into using social media a bit more, so if you’d like to come say hi, I’m back up and running on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!

Getting back to writing…

I’m still doing at least a little bit of writing/editing work everyday 🙂

Sudden Surrender (How I Met My Master…, Book 2) is on track to come out on schedule on August 1st. It’s currently with my lovely proof reader, and already has a fab new cover…


Straight to Hell is also on schedule. It’s currently with my wonderful editor, and a cover is in the works as we speak.

My cover artist is also working on a new cover for the new version of Once a Brat (Kinky Cupid, Book 1).

I’ve also finished the first draft of Sticks and Stones (Kinky Cupid, Book 3) and have started editing it. So, we’re on track there too!

More news on all these stories coming in due course 🙂

And, last but not least in terms of writing news – I’ve just celebrated 10 years since my first story was accepted for publication! I can’t believe it’s already been a decade!

Hope you all had a great June and will have an even better July!


June Newsletter – Good News at Last :)

Hi Everyone 🙂

If you’ve been following my saga, you’ll know that my health has sucked for a long time and that’s stopped me from getting much work done for the last couple of years.

Now, I don’t want to jinx anything, but during May I actually started to get back into a regular work pattern! I did at least a little bit of writing or editing every day for the entire month. It’s the first time I’ve done that since I was working on Axel’s Pup!

I’m not going to lie. It’s still slow going. I’m working in 15 to 30 minute blocks. But for the first time in a long time I feel like I’m making progress 🙂

So far, I’ve finished reworking a 20k novella called Sudden Surrender (previously called Elliot’s War and released as part of the Gaymes Anthology) for indi re-release as part of the How I Met My Master Collection. That will be coming out in August 2018.

I also fixed my problem story from last year – an all new 20k novella called Straight to Hell. That will come out in October 2018 and will be my first entirely new release in a long time!

I’m now working on work on Sticks and Stones – Kinky Cupid 3, which, all going to plan, will be another 20k-ish novella and coming out February 2019. (Once a Brat will also be re-released at the same time.)

After that I have a 40k vampire story all planned out.

Then, hopefully, I’ll be ready to tackle Bayden’s Alpha 🙂

While I’m here, thank you to everyone who hasn’t given up on me while the new releases have been slow to non-existent. I know I’m not the only one who has found it frustrating!



Kobo, Nook and Free Short Stories.

Hi Everyone,

I’ve been trying to add this info to my website for the last fortnight, but technical difficulties have taken over. Apologies for that.

All my books are out of Kindle Unlimited now. That means they can be available at other vendors 🙂

Everything indi is back up for sale on Nook. (With the exception of Axel’s Pup, which refuses to update – technical difficulties all around lately!)

I also finally have all my indi titles up for sale on Kobo.

Unlike most vendors, Kobo allows titles to be priced as free without any hoops to jump through, so I finally have a new home for the free short stories that haven’t been available since All Romance Ebooks closed down.

Another Six Months Later… and Tony’s Move are already uploaded. The other free short stories will go up soon-ish too 🙂

Hope the New Year is going well for Everyone!


Kim Dare

New Beginings

56. With a Kiss (2nd Ed)

Hi Everyone!

Happy 2018!

Each year, at the same time of year, I find myself returning to the same books, movies and music.

Christmas is Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Love Actually and White Christmas.

I do the same with titles I’ve written, dropping in to visit with old friends and refresh my memory. Last month it was The Gift. (I cry every time I re-read it, even though I wrote the damn thing and know beyond any doubt that there’s a happy ending!)

The book I tend to re-visit each January is With a Kiss. The book does start on New Years Eve, but it’s not really that that brings me back to it at this time of year.

It’s a book all about new beginnings and fresh starts. It’s a book about hope and re-invention. It’s about putting yourself back together after life breaks you.

This year, the book feels more relevant than ever.

For me, 2016 and 2017 feel like they were the equivalent of the dark years before the book starts – the period where Marcus was in a coma and Liam was trapped in his own living hell.

But, just like their lives changed when the new year came in, I really think that 2018 is going to be the turning point for so many of us.

The start of 2018 marks a new beginning for all of us. Hopefully we can all make the most of it.

Happy New Year Everyone!

P.S. I finally got With a Kiss onto Nook and Kobo as well as Amazon! Yay for crossing the first two items off my 2018 to do list 🙂