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Venefica Publishing Presents – Nona Black featured in SMUT!

The first stories I’d ever written were all about BDSM, sex… every manner of kink. It was a way to express myself and people loved them!

I decided to combine my two favorite worlds and started mixing my kink with supernatural. Now for the challenge, could I go back to the writer I was before? I took on the dare and am now publishing my first stories that have no monsters to go bump in the night.

I hope everyone enjoys these stories and looks forward to the continuation of both. Switch, the next installment after Bait and Sync the next installment after Clash both coming in 2017.

It’s time for the men to take charge of their hearts.

 

 

Bait, an erotic comedy, takes place in Baltimore where my protagonist, Katrina, is a thirty-something year old woman whose life has simply fallen flat after her ex dumps her. She finds herself going through the paces, hating every step, afraid to dare to be more. Until she bumps into Deck, young and impulsive yet wanting a real kind of love. By no means is he willing to become Kat’s “boy-toy” and he goes about convincing her to commit in a very… unconventional way.

 

 

 

Clash, an erotic drama, also taking place in Baltimore where the protagonist, Ava, has turned into a coldhearted and ruthless woman. She’s up for a promotion at her firm but is forced to work with her ex and prove to the board that she can work well with others in a difficult situation. She has every intention of getting in, getting out, and washing her hands completely of her past. Little does she know, Nick still loves her and refuses to let her ice him out again, but love cannot be forced.

Nona Black is the pseudonym of… well if I tell you, there wouldn’t be any point in having a pen name 😉

Free now to write whatever my naughty little heart desires I hope you enjoy every one of the – love, pain, angst, erotic filled pages I can conjure.

Follow Nona Black to stay up to date on all of her naughty little stories.

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorNonaBlack/

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Venefica Publishing Presents – Stephanie Kelley featured in SMUT

Stephanie Kelley

I’m a newbie to the world of published fiction.  I’ve always written, it’s just who I am. My two short stories featured in Smut are my first ever published works.

In high school, I filled my schedule with as many creative writing courses as I could fit into my schedule.  If I didn’t have a few pages for my friends to read on the bus home, I wouldn’t hear the end of it until one of us got off the bus. Those short scribbled stories for my friends often ended up as part of our annual high school literary magazine.

I went to college for Journalism. I had a radio show for three years, worked behind the scenes on our college television news program, and was the photographer and copy editor for the college paper. Whatever my class schedule, I always managed to sneak at least one creative writing class. I had a few instructors that I butted heads with creatively, and it always made for interesting classes

I’ve kept up writing through the years, but nothing was ever finished. I decided last year after some prompting from a dear friend, who is an amazing best selling author in her own right,  that I needed to buckle down,  finish something and put my own stories out there.  I realized I was hiding. I’d been hiding for years behind fear of failure. And I was tired of hiding behind fear. I grabbed onto the quote from Erin Hanson “Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?” and did my best to fly. I told myself, I’d have something out by the end of 2016. Now I have two short stories in Smut, and a full length novel that is currently on track to be released in January 2017. It’s been a journey this last year, and I have a lot of amazing people standing behind me that have been a great support system.

As far as my stories featured in Smut, they were both fun little pieces for me to write. By the Moon came about when I was scrolling through Pinterest while looking for inspiration for a painting that I never ended up doing. I came across a silhouetted graphic for Beltaine, also known as May Day, of a couple. The girl had a crown of flowers while the guy had antlers like Pan. I kept coming back to that graphic, I wanted to know their story.

Red is my take on the Red Riding Hood tale. This story actually came about because I was having a lousy day and was venting to my best friend from childhood. Somewhere in my rant that day I made a comment about Red Riding Hood. My bestie stops me and says, “That’s it. That’s the story you need to do. You said it, you can’t back out of it.”

I don’t know what she saw in me that I didn’t that day, but when you’ve been friends with someone for over 30 years, it’s best to listen to them. And I’m glad I did. I’m quite proud of this little short, and looking forward to what else is in store for Poppy and Harkin.  Keep an eye out on my Facebook page for updates on my projects.

My first full length novel, Steal the Sun, I am looking to release mid to late January of 2017. This is the first book in this series.

Steal the Sun is a supernatural story set in Alaska at the end of gold mining season. Something has caused towns folks and miners to go missing, but the disappearances are not what the Sesi family is used too and their gold mine could be next. The Sesi family has kept the supernatural population in lower Alaska in check since before the Alaskan gold rush, but like any family, they have their secrets from each other too. Secrets that could put them in harm’s way or tear them apart.

If you’d like to read something that’s not your typical garden variety shape shifter with a flirty merman thrown in, follow my Facebook page for updates regarding the upcoming release.

 

It was just supposed to be one night last summer, just a fling with him at his welcome home party. Just one hot, delicious, drunken romp in his truck was all we agreed on. Except we couldn’t keep our hands off each other and it turned into all night.

Rome was the guy all the local girls wanted; good family name, easy on the eyes,  skilled with his hands.  And I didn’t need linked to him.  I didn’t want to be in the shadowed spot light that was his life.

Now that man, who swore by the moon in a drunken confession that he was a witch, was at my library, silently waiting for me when I left work. I didn’t know what he wanted but he’d promised me magic that night last summer.  I didn’t believe in magic, but I knew the way he looked at me made me want to go back on my word.

Dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair…  Wait, that’s the opening for my favorite Eagles song. Probably shouldn’t be drinking and telling you this, but it kinda sucks to be the wolf with no Red Riding Hood to seduce when one is in a mood,  wait,  I mean chase… chase, that’s it. That is, until he shows up with flaming red hair and lots of muscles.

 

I’m a 36 year old sci fi geek who wishes Firefly was never canceled. I like silly hats, karaoke, and don’t say “shiny” nearly enough. I’m a straight up goof who has an obsession with all things gummy and makeup.

I work full time while pretending to be an adult. Who decided it was a good idea to invent rolly chairs that spin anyway?  Chances are if you walk by my cubicle and I’m bopping along to my headphones there is a good chance it’s Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Dorothy or The Pretty Reckless.

I have a degree in Journalism but write supernatural and fantasy stories. Something about the juxtaposition of those two things never fails to amuse me.

https://www.facebook.com/StephanieKelleyAuthor/

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Venefica Publishing Presents – Nina Gabrielle featured in SMUT!

Nina Makes her Debut!

By Nina Gabrielle

When I started this writing journey a little over two years ago, I was naïve, inexperienced and maybe even a bit over my head. I knew nothing of what I know now, just that I wanted to get my stories out unto the world.

Now two years later 3 novellas, many short stories, I am finally crossing over into the erotica genre. I write under a pen name anyway, but for this new smexier version of that, I had to come up with something that was a bit sexy, but still mysterious. Like who is Nina? And what can she do?

I admit I first signed up to do the SMUT anthology purely out of let’s see if I can do this. Let’s see if I can write purely sex, and make the sex good enough that readers would appreciate whatever my voice is as an erotica writer. Let me be clear as this is the first time I have written erotica. So in the process I am still trying to figure out what my voice is as Nina. How can I tell a story that will get the readers want to read something else from me afterwards?

So how did I come up with the idea? Let’s just say that an event or experience from life can sometimes pop its way into fiction. Even sometimes a fantasy can makes its way into fiction and a story is spun. I won’t say what is what to protect the innocent, but I did truly have fun writing these stories.

Last Friday Night is a short story of what goes down in a sex club on Friday Nights!!

F*ck Me Please is a short story about a woman wanting to be constantly pleased by her fiancé and things get a little spicy and smutty.

I really hope you all like them as much as I do. On December 20, 2016 Nina will be introduced to the world!

 

What Happens on Friday’s is our little secret… Jessica has a little secret. She met her husband Peter in a sex club two years ago, and her life has been satisfying ever since. But work calls Peter away for the whole week and leaves the weekends free for fun, f*cking and no holds bared.

 

 

 

 

Sometimes offices are for work, and sometimes offices are for f*cking!
Jennifer want nothing more than to be f*cked all over and sideways by her fiancé who is always at work. Taking matters into her own hands she decides that this time the ball was in her court.
Nina is a sassy woman from NY! Being new to the erotica world she writes sexy smut while juggling a host of things.
Nina is innocent, with just enough freak in her to get the job done…and yes, in her books as well. 😉
Here is my author page on amazon
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Guest Post – Researching Urban Fantasy by Cristy Rey

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Researching Urban Fantasy

By Cristy Rey: Writer, librarian, slayer of demons, romancer of stones…you know, all the stuff that matters.

For Shakuita Johnson’s blog, The Ramblings of Me, at http://dark-indiscretions.com/

 

I write urban fantasy. This means I weave imagined fantastical creatures and themes through the “real world,” or the world that we live in. I create a mythology for my characters. I impose order in the world they inhabit. I write the rules and, sometimes, I even break them.

In this genre, as in all the genres and subgenres that fall under the fantasy banner, authors are like gods. We can choose to create from scratch and fill readers in along the way, or we can leave you as much in the dark as cavemen before Prometheus gifted them with fire. Alternately, we can take what is already out there in the popular consciousness and tweak it to our liking. We can re-create myths, legends, and fairy tales. We can take Barbies and rip their heads off and reform their limbs so they become something different, something all our own.

I have done the latter.

As much as my series, the Incarnate series, has been called “different” and “new,” it’s not altogether unfamiliar. I write witches and werewolves. I skew existing concepts derived from sources as far-ranging as Western neo-paganism, Greco-Roman mythology, contemporary pop culture, Gothic literature, Modernist poetry, and wildlife photography…to name a few.

Shakuita invited me to guest blog for her and, at first, we thought I’d provide sources on the writing craft and the indie publishing business. I was gung-ho until we started talking about our next projects and our conversations moved from “How can we hone our business skills?” to “What information is out there about X, Y, and Z for researching our next novels?”

This blog post is an extension of that. As a good librarian (spoiler alert: I am a great librarian), I want to share a selection from my personal bibliography. I invite you to take a look at it and, most importantly, to evaluate the sources for yourself. In the immortal words of Obi-Wan (a character built on the archetypes of Campbell’s seminal Hero with a Thousand Faces), “Use the Force.”

 

Below is a list of books. All links provided are to Google Books:

 

Here are some free Internet resources:

Cristy Rey is the author of the urban fantasy Incarnate series. The first book, Taking Back Sunday, and a short prequel novelette, Edge of Seventeen, are available now at online retailers. She also writes and publishes unconventional romantic women’s fiction. Weeping Angels will be released in July 2014, and The Heart Grow Fonder will be released at the end of the year.

Cristy lives in Miami, FL where she is a reader and writer most of the time, and a knitter much less of the time than she was six months before she took up writing again. She writes the books that she likes to read. She describes her writing style as riot grrrl Jane Austen sprinkled with a little magic. There’s always a killer soundtrack running in the background of her novels – all you need to do is turn to the playlist to know what’s up.

Find Cristy Rey Online

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Guest Post – Stephanie Williams

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OFFICE PLAY By Stephanie Williams Coming this Spring.

 

 

Jeanette Foster is an outside auditor for hire and she’s very good at her job but nothings prepared her for this.

 

Someone is stealing at Lambert, Parker and Bradley, a prestigious advertising agency. And not just office supplies. Laptops, company cars and expensive software just for starters.

 

But that’s not what makes her assignment interesting. It’s her new working partner, the head of IT. A modern day Tarzan by the name of Adam. And she’s more than willing to be his Jane.

 

Adam Strathmore is the head of IT. The new outside auditor had him wanting to pound his chest and drag her off to his lair; where he’d keep her naked. He does something he swore he would never do again—get involved with someone at work. But the attraction is instant and he can’t contain himself. In or out of the office.

 

Can they solve what looks like ordinary office supply pilfering and get their relationship back on track without both of them getting fired?

 

EXCERPT:

 

Adam looked up from his cell, and stood in front of the Miss Foster’s office door. He pressed his ear to the door. He could hear her on the phone, but knocked anyway, hoping that she would let him in and he could set her up while she continued her conversation.

“Come in.”

He opened the door quietly and walked in. The woman hung up the phone and got up, a brilliant smile swept across her face. Her beautiful face.

“Hello, you must be Adam. I’m Jeanette Foster. I’m the new Chief Auditor of Operations.” She stepped from behind her desk and reached out to shake his hand.

“Yeah…Adam….Strathmore,” he barely croaked out. Va-va-va-voom! His crew wasn’t just talking this time. This woman in every sense of the word was drop dead gorgeous.

He took her hand, but kept his eyes focused on her. All of her. From her head to her feet. She was tall, at least five ten. Stacked! It’s been a long time since he’s seen a woman with real curves like this. Now he would admit, his thirty-five years hasn’t exposed him to every woman on the planet. But it seemed every woman he met at the club, or at work, seemed more focused on having a hard, lean, body more than him.

Her skin coloring reminded him of a rich cup of coffee, with just a dollop of creamer. Even with the hair pulled back, the thick black ponytail hung below her shoulder blades. Her face was heart shaped and her large round hazel eyes were dazzling.

Adam found himself moving closer to her, her hand still in his. It was her mouth that was pulling him. Those full, burgundy lips were calling to him. And damn it, if he didn’t want to answer.

In that brief moment, a vision of him and her on the floor of her office having buck wild sex played in his mind. The thought of them naked together made his groin ache. He never had a reaction this fast to any woman.

“Mr. Strathmore?”

Adam shook his head, when he realized that Miss Foster had been calling him. “Huh?”

“I asked if that’s my new laptop.” She pointed downward.

He looked under his arm. “Oh yeah. And please….call me Adam.” He finally let go of her hand. “I’m here to set things up for you.”

“Great, I want to get started as soon as possible.”

“That’s what I’m here for Ms. Foster.”

“Please, call me Jeanette. Ms. makes me feel old.”

“I don’t think anything could ever make you feel old. You’re an exquisite looking woman.”

Before anyone could react to his words, they both stood there looking at each other, while what sounded like her cell phone rang in the background.

 

Author Bio

My name is Stephanie Williams. I am a native to Los Angeles, born 48 years ago. I am a full-time home business owner in the export/import trade as well as a contract Purchasing Agent for a medical facility. I enjoy opera, classical music and am a huge history buff. Reading is my passion and it is not unusual for me to read a book a week, whether it’s War in Peace or short stories of Poe and of course romance and erotica. I’ve traveled extensively and it’s not unusual to find me celebrating Christmas in the Land Down Under with a Shrimp on the Barbie

 

 

Where you can reach Stephanie Williams

Blog: http://missstephaniewilliams.blogspot.com/

Blog: http://stephaniewilliamsauthor.wordpress.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/StephanieWilli5

Facebook: http://facebook.com/StephanieWilliamsWriter

 

Guest Post – Lillian Mackenzie Rhine

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Blurb

Theana ran from Seurri City, home of the wolf shifters now public to humans, to escape a mating with her childhood friend. She wasn’t in the mood for a mate, or the trappings of politics. Then she meets Rafael, alpha of the strongest pack in Seurri, and his beta, Gregori. Suddenly she can’t catch her breath, or keep control of her emotions.

Rafael and Gregori refuse to let Theana get her own way, or deny the love they could share. Perhaps two men for their feisty mate are definitely better than one. Now to stall the would-be childhood suitor, and stop an all out war between the packs—but love is worth fighting for.

Behind The Scenes

My co-author, LeTeisha Newton, and I decided to write this piece based off of a shared thought. She was a well-known paranormal writer with a concentration in shifters and I was, and still am, new on the scene with a main focus on paranormal. We both belonged to a small group of women writers where we were coached on a daily basis with writing prompts and exercises to broaden our writing horizons. In that time, LeTeisha and I noticed that we had similar writing styles and somewhat in-your-face types of personalities. That alone brought us together.

We knew we wanted to do a shifter piece, mainly because I had yet to write one and she was very knowledgeable on the subject (an expert if you ask me). She also added the element of having a tough as balls, dominant female lead based off of my female characters that I tended to write in my other
books. Then once the plot bunnies started to form and me not quite understanding the different personalities of an alpha vs a beta we just organically decided to make them share both personality aspects almost working as one cohesive unit. And with our female protagonist having the interesting task of choosing one of the two as a mate we opted for the fun approach – why not choose both?

Conquering Theana was conceived into this world then. Not too soon after the start (within Chapter 2) a character was introduced that was created for the possibility of expanding the series and once that seed was planted we decided to grow the one book into many. We have now plotted nearly fifteen books into the series and there is no end in sight so watch out for what’s to come. Book 1 just released, March 21, 2014, Book 2 (Conquering Camden…there’s and exclusive one for your readers) is finished, and Book 3
(Conquering Convel) has begun. So keep along with books, the videos, the website, and the blog.

Thank you

Buy Links

Amazon (US)

http://www.amazon.com/Conquering-Theana-Series-LeTeisha-Newton-ebook/dp/B00J4YMCUO

Amazon (UK)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Conquering-Theana-Series-LeTeisha-Newton-ebook/dp/B00J4YMCUO

Stalker Links

Blog

http://www.lillianmackenzierhine.com

Blog (Seurri
Wolves)

http://www.seurriwolves.wordpress.com

Blog (LeTeisha
Newton)

http://www.leteishanewton.com

Website

http://www.lillymacrhine.weebly.com

Website (LeTeisha
Newton)

http://www.theshifterqueen.weebly.com

Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/LillianMackenzieRhine

Facebook (Seurri
Wolves)

https://www.facebook.com/SeurriCity

Facebook (LeTeisha
Newton)

https://www.facebook.com/TheShifterQueen

Twitter

http://www.twitter.com/LillyMacRhine

Twitter (Seurri
Wolves)

http://www.twitter.com/SeurriCity

Twitter (LeTeisha
Newton)

http://www.twitter.com/LeTeishaNewton


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Guest Post – Ashley Phillips

Today we have our very first guest post from my dear friend, PA, and Beta reader, Ashley Phillips! Please say hi and make her feel welcomed 🙂 She is in the process of writing her first book and I am in LOVE so far… I can’t wait until the day she publishes it and is able to share it with all of you…Without further ado here is her piece…..

 

I find it completely difficult being ADD and trying to write a book. I want to finish my book off in the same setting and plot. Not start off with Cinderella and end up writing about the big bad wolf who saved Rapunzel from Copper because Snow White  didn’t get her legs and stayed a mermaid. See my problem? I have to go back and reread to make sure I do not do that! haha 😉 I also find just writing a challenge. I have the scene perfectly set but I can’t seem to make my fingers move across the keys because I am too busy thinking of something else. My mind is a whirl pool stuck in a tornado being flushed down a toilet. Does that make sense? I hope so! I love thinking of worlds I could create and I hope one day I can publish a book with at least one commenter saying I did a good job. I would love to hear criticism and feed back. I am terrified of it but I want it you know? I think it will make me a better writer. I could not do any of this without a great person named Shakuita Johnson. Juita is an amazing person who inspired me to write and actually do it. Otherwise, it would be years down the road until I put a book out there. I am not doing it all myself though, My step mom is co-writing with me and  my mom and cousins are my betas. I love my family for all their help.