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

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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.

Duck! and News! and More News!

Hi Everyone,

Three posts in one, so if one part doesn’t interest you, keep reading another topic will turn up soon 🙂


Part One –

Duck! is out now!

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It’s on Amazon, All Romance E-books and Goodreads. The print version is also on Createspace. Ever since midnight last night I’ve been waiting for it to go on line with Barnes & Noble so I could do all the links at the same time, but no luck yet. Will update when it goes on line 🙂

If you have any questions about it, feel free to ask in the comments section (or anywhere else where I’m bound to see it – I’m easy like that). If you’d like a review copy feel free to e-mail me.

In case you’ve managed to avoid reading it until now – here’s the blurb:

Raised among humans, Ori Jones only discovered he was an avian shifter six months ago. Unable to complete a full shift until he reaches his avian maturity, he still can’t be sure of his exact species.

But with species comes rank, and rank is everything to the avians. When a partial shift allows the elders to announce that they believe Ori to be a rather ugly little duckling, he drops straight to the bottom rung of their hierarchy.

Life isn’t easy for Ori until he comes to the attention of a high ranking hawk shifter. Then the only question is, is Ori really a duck—and what will his new master think when the truth eventually comes out?


Part Two –

I have an agent. Her name is Deidre Knight. Her agency is The Knight Agency and she’s really lovely. Huge shout out thanks to Tibby Armstrong for introducing us!

If you’re wondering what this means from a readers point of view, I’ll tell you where things stand at the moment.

I’m still going to be self publishing English language e-book editions and print on demand editions the same as I have been doing the last couple of years. I have four series on the go, and all of them will carry on as before – nothing cancelled, nothing altered. (Those four series are FIT Guys, Kinky Cupid, Avian Shifters and Werewolves & Dragons, btw.)

However, you might see foreign language editions of some of my books at some point in the future. Audio books are also a possibility.

Again, any questions, feel free to ask. I probably won’t know the answer, but you can still ask 🙂


Part Three –

I’m on Facebook. I didn’t actually kick or scream but a fair bit of dragging might have been involved, lol.

You can find my profile here – and friend me if you want to.

You can also find my author page here – and like that if you want to.

Everything’s a bare thin on the ground there at the moment, but I’ll add more as time goes on 🙂

Questions – well I know even less about Facebook than I do about agent, but you can take a shot if you like 🙂


And I think that is it for now…

Hope everyone is having a great Wednesday!

*Hugs*

Kim

Axel’s Pup – Catching Up and FAQ

Hi everyone!

I had no idea last week was going to be as manic as it was. Axel’s Pup has proved far more popular than I expected, which is lovely, but it also has me playing catch up.

I only realised today that I never got around to doing a post saying that Axel’s Pup is available to buy now! Lol.

Well, it is available 🙂 You can find it on AmazonAll Romance Ebooks and on Goodreads.

If you’re currently debating if the book is for you, you might find Amazon’s look inside feature helpful. They offer 10% of the book as a sample. For a book this length, that means you can try over 17,000 words before you decide if you want to buy or not!

Since the book came out, a few people have asked questions about different things. Here are some of the answers. (Please be aware, if you haven’t read Axel’s Pup, there could be spoilers.) Continue reading

Camping It Up Available Now!

99. Camping It Up Camping It Up is now available! Okay, so I’m super late with this. It’s actually been available for a week! You can find it on Amazon. For the moment, it’s exclusive to them. It can also be read as part of their subscritpion services. It’s also listed on Goodreads. Did you read the blurb last time I posted it? Here it is again, in case you missed it. When Lindon agreed to go away for the weekend with his boyfriend, Cal, it didn’t occur to him to ask Cal what he had planned. Lindon’s been looking forward to staying in a nice hotel and getting spending the weekend relaxing and getting discretely kinky with Cal at every opportunity. It’s not until they’re in Cal’s car and on their way that Lindon finds out what Cal actually has in mind for them. There is no nice hotel and Cal has no intention of being discrete. And here’s a little excerpt:

“That hotel looks really nice. Maybe we could…” Lindon trailed off as Cal drove straight past the hotel. Damn it, Cal hadn’t even slowed down.
Lindon took a deep breath and let it out very slowly. When he spotted the sign for another hotel some way down the road, he decided it was time for another tactic.
 
“Cal, you remember that project I was working on?”
 
“The one at the museum, for the Roman exhibit? Of course I remember. It was fantastic.” Cal let go of the gearstick and squeezed Lindon’s knee. He left his hand there.
 
“My boss thought I did well too. He gave me a bonus.”
 
“That’s great.” The heat from Cal’s palm soaked through Lindon’s trouser leg. It felt good, if somewhat distracting.
 
“So, we could check into a nice hotel for the weekend. I could pick up the whole bill, and…”
 
The hotel whizzed by.
 
Lindon folded his arms across his chest and glared out of the passenger window. Cal’s hand remained on his knee until they reached a turning advertising the Bay Head Campsite. The sign might as well have said “This Way to Hell”. There was no way Lindon could get through the weekend without letting Cal down if Cal insisted on sticking with the camping bollocks.
 
Lindon’s stomach turned over at the idea of failing Cal. His grip on his opposite bicep turned painful. Cal put his hand back on Lindon’s knee as they drove deeper into the campsite. Lindon closed his eyes. He didn’t want to admire the view. He didn’t want to see row after row of neatly put up tents and people who knew what they were doing. He didn’t want to be within a hundred miles of the bloody place.
 
Cal’s hand left Lindon’s leg again. The car stopped. “We’re here.”
 
Lindon opened his eyes and stared at the dashboard as if it might somehow save him.
 
“Anything you want to say before the scene starts?” Cal asked. His voice was brisk and no nonsense. He was already slipping into full-on dom mode.
 
It wasn’t the first time Lindon’s heart had raced at the start of a scene with his boyfriend, but every other time that reaction had been about expectation and desire.
 
Lindon swallowed rapidly as he imagined how their weekend was bound to go. He couldn’t blame his nerves on the fact that this scene would be longer than usual. It wasn’t that he’d be submitting to Cal for the entire weekend that was the problem.
 
Lindon glanced into the back of the car. Tents and cool boxes stared back at him.
 
“Ready?” Cal asked.
 
No, Lindon was not ready. But somehow, Cal’s tone had him nodding. “Yes, sir.”
 
“Out you get then.” Cal opened the driver’s side door. He was most of the way out when, as if sensing Lindon’s disobedience, he looked over his shoulder to check on him. He slid back into his seat when Lindon still failed to obey. “Lindon?”
 
“The last hotel we passed—”
 
“Not going to happen,” Cal cut in.
 
“But—”
 
“Get out of the car, Lind.”
 
Lindon closed his eyes again. “Firefly.”

Throwback Thursday – The Gift

The Gift was my first ever story to be published back in December 2008!

I love this book. I can’t say it’s been a huge success, but I love it anyway. It’s one that makes my cry every time I re-read it. Nicky is such a sweetheart and even though I *know* everything will work out in the end (hell I wrote the ending, so I should know!), there’s one bit where Nicki doesn’t think it will, and it gets me every time.

I know that a lot of people have been put off by the so often done Christmas Spirits theme, which is a pity, because I think people who like stories like Duck! could really like this one too.

This one features the Spirit of Christmas Past. The other two spirits were written by other authors. Each story stands alone. At some point, I am hoping to write my own versions of Christmas Present and Christmas Future.

(Heads up – there’s a (all male) menage scene in this one.)

1. The Gift

Blurb:

Just because Charles doesn’t see any point in making a fuss about Christmas, that doesn’t mean he can’t tolerate Nicky’s passion for tinsel and holly. He’s never forbidden his pet from enjoying any of his Christmas traditions and he thinks that’s enough.

Nicky has one ambition – to give his master a perfect Christmas. He’s willing to do anything to make that happen – even if it means taking risks and asking his master for special privileges – even if that means inviting a third man into their bed.

The Spirit of Christmas Past isn’t used to visiting Christmases that involve quite so much nudity, passion or kinky sex. Leading a dominant man like Charles through the Christmases isn’t easy – and keeping his eyes off the frequently naked Nicky is impossible. Still, all the spirit can do is enjoy the show – because his job is to bring lovers together and fade away inconspicuously. That’s the plan. However, if someone suddenly wants to thank him, who is he to say no?

You can buy The Gift from Totally Bound, All Romance E-books and Amazon.

Here’s a quick excerpt:

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Throwback Thursday – Different

This week’s look back into the past is only going back as far as August 2013 – but stay tuned for next week, where we’ll be going way back to the begining! This one’s a short story too, but on the positive side, it’s over twice the length of last week’s short story 🙂

I really enjoyed writing about Stuart and Matthew. They’re good guys – guys who love each other.

They’re also guys who really aren’t on the same page at the start of their story – guy’s who’ve yet to get kinky with each other. Neadless to say that changes during the course of the story 😉

94. Different

Here’s the blurb:

Matthew and Stuart have been dating for over five months and Stuart thinks things are going well — right up until the moment Matthew suggests that they try something different — the kind of different that involves bondage, spanking and leather.

Matthew’s been building up to making this suggestion for weeks, dropping subtle hints and hoping Stuart won’t completely freak out at the mention of kink. Now, with his desires out in the open, all Matthew can do is hope that introducing something different will make their relationship perfect rather than destroy it completely.

You can find Different on sale with Amber Allure, All Romance E-books and Amazon.

And an excerpt: Continue reading