Wednesday, June 29, 2011

On Sale This Week

This week we have books by Emily Moreton and Berengaria Brown on sale for 20% off.

Check them out.

New Releases for June 28

Blooming Love, a BBA F/F/M story by Berengaria Brown

Botanical garden worker Hyacinthe loves both Inigo and Beverly, a man and woman, and a pair of her co-workers. She wants them to be a threesome, but while they’re both in love with her, neither of them really wants to share her. They're willing to give it a go for her sake, but that might be the easy part. Hyacinthe has a secret, and the triad is just beginning to come together when that secret is revealed in a most shocking manner. Can their relationship survive through everything they face together?

Find out today!



Take a Ride With Me by Emily Moreton

Stuck in his flat while he works on his next book, Max's only break is watering the plants on his roof, at least until he catches the eye of an attractive stranger on a train, which is stopped on the line passing his flat. Flirting's not that easy when all you've got is hand gestures, but that's not going to stop Max from fantasizing. Of course, no fantasy can last forever, and as Max is about to discover, making sure reality lives up to the fantasy isn't as easy as it sounds.

Get your copy today!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Summer's Here Sale Extension!

We're extending our Summer is Here Sale! It now ends Thursday at midnight (est).

Summer is here! So we're offering 15% off your purchases from now through the end of day Thursday to welcome it! Just put 'sumhere2011' in the coupon code box any time you check out at Torquere Books before Thursday at midnight to get 15% off your order.

Sale good now through Thursday June 30 at Midnight (est).

Welcome summer with a book from Torquere Press today!


Discount codes are provided as a courtesy to our customers. Torquere Press Inc. cannot be responsible for discounting purchases made before coupons/sales are announced, and cannot issue discounts to customers who fail to use the coupon or discount code during the purchase process.

Meme Monday- Summer Travel

what's your favorite place to vacation (or stay-cation) in the summer?

Mine is Colorado!

Coming This Week

Wednesday:
Blooming Love by Berengaria Brown (f/f/m Color Box)
Take a Ride With Me by Emily Moreton (m/m Color Box)

Saturday:
Fire in the Hole by Lorne Rodman (m/m Single Shot)
Army Green: Burning Bright by J. Rocci (m/m Sip)
He's Like Fireworks by Addison Brentley (m/m Sip)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

New Releases for June 25

First Gift by Sean Michael

Mike and Tomas are very much in love and committed to each other. Unfortunately, Mike's job takes him out of town for extended periods and after a while, seeing your lover on the computer monitor and having only your own hand for company begins to wear thin, especially when you're a bit of a pain slut, like Tomas is.

With this in mind, Mike gets Tomas a present -- Cage. He's paid up for a week and Cage will do to Tomas the things Mike only wishes he could, all while Mike watches and directs the action.

Will this gift be the first of many? And will it help Mike and Tomas feel closer despite the miles separating them?

Find out today!



Aim to Please by Beth Wylde

When a shy, very vanilla lesbian visits an adult toy store for the first time in her life it's bound to be quite a shock. It's a good thing the sexy shop owner doesn't mind taking the extra time to introduce Jane to all the delights her inventory has to offer. Leah knows customer satisfaction is key, and she always aims to please.

Originally published in Toy Box: Strap-Ons.

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Peter's Day Off by Drew Zachary

Peter's taking a vacation at a lovely resort in the country, doing what he always does on vacation: the work he's brought with him. He can't help it, he's just a workaholic. It's Canada Day, though, and Brent, Peter's waiter, thinks that Peter should actually take the rest of the day off and get into the party spirit. He's got a few ideas on how Peter can do that, too. Can Brent not only convince Peter to take time off, but help him make it steamy, too?

Find out today!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Summer's Here Sale!

Summer is here! So we're offering 15% off your purchases from now through the end of day Monday to welcome it! Just put 'sumhere2011' in the coupon code box any time you check out at Torquere Books before Monday at midnight to get 15% off your order.

Sale good now through Monday June 27 at Midnight (est).

Welcome summer with a book from Torquere Press today!


Discount codes are provided as a courtesy to our customers. Torquere Press Inc. cannot be responsible for discounting purchases made before coupons/sales are announced, and cannot issue discounts to customers who fail to use the coupon or discount code during the purchase process.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Latest Releases from Julia Talbot

Hey y'all!

I can't ever remember if I tell y'all about new releases here or not. I imagine I do, but since it's my day here today, I'll just toodle along in blissful denial. Lalala

My last longer than a Sip release was Lean on Me



It's a fun little Bloodrose story about Jared and Aiden. Jared is a control freak werewolf, Aiden is a psychic who tends to lose control of his ability during sex. It's hot, it's fun, and it's a good summer read. Not to mention that it has a rad green cover. (no, that is not ironic. I love it)

Then the Sips




Party of Two combines my obsession about high mountain climbing with my love for paranormal.

Learning to Wag is about Duke, the floor manager at the club Bloodrose, and his new vamp, Jamison

These are short stories, folks, so keep in mind that they're getting to know you kinds of stories, not long, exposition pieces. (cackles: feeling my reviews much? We all do, and it always makes us paranoid)

For those interested in the Bloodrose stories, the non-Sip length ones are:

The Werewolf Code (which is not timeline first, but I wrote it first)
An Itch to Scratch (timeline first)
Belling the Cat
Codes and Roses (which combines these in paperback)
Lean on Me


Shorts include:

Fireworks
Harder than it Looks
Learning to Wag


You can find all my books here!

How I write short stories

by Julia Talbot

*grins* Doesn't that sound like an elementary school thing on how I spent my summer vacation?

Anyhoo, I try to write at least one short story every couple of months. I've gotten so bogged down with novels not getting done that it does my heart and ego some good to get something finished and submitted.

When I'm stuck for inspiration, though, I turn to BA Tortuga. This is the 1,852,632th reason to have a BA around. I look across the desk at her and say, "I need a new Sip", and she rattles off a title.

Once I have the title in hand, I ruminate on it until characters arrive that match. I'm a character driven girl, which will surprise no one. Plot is that pesky thing that reviewers expect you to have. I just want to know how people get to know each other (snerk). Once I have boys, I write.

Strangely enough, the last title that BA gave me should have ended up paranormal, where my muse seems to live these days. Instead, it brought up a universe I haven't even looked at in a couple of years. It's a smokejumper in Colorado. O.o

Anyone new to the party might not know that I started my career with TQ with a series about a smokejumper and a pilot in Colorado. While this story is not about them, they do feature in it briefly, and it makes me happy!

Look for Picking Daisies as a Sip next month!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

On Sale This Week

This week we have novels by Alex Standish and Chris Owen on sale at 20% off.

Check them out!

New Releases for June 22

Perfect Knowledge by Alex Standish

Taking a road trip across country is something that Evan Pierce has always wanted to do. What he doesn’t expect is to get involved in a gang shooting in Denver, or ending up in the hospital for the next three months.

When he wakes up from his coma everything is different. His dreams are someone else's reality, visions of past events. When Evan teams up with private detective Chase Hansen, who's in charge of finding a missing girl, sparks fly between them. What started out as a road trip might have turned Evan's life into a mess, but it may also give him a sense of purpose, a new home, good friends, and a lover.

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Prove It by Chris Owen

Warren and Silas meet for the first time at the age of five. It doesn't go well.

When they reach junior high they have a truce in place and Tal, a new guy in their class, acts as a catalyst, bringing them together as best friends. Together all through high school, they survive school plays, Tal's girlfriends, Silas' boyfriend and Warren's endless studying. College is more of the same, until Silas and Tal coax Warren out of the closet.

For Warren nothing changes, but for Silas the world has unexpectedly changed forever. He had no idea he was in love with his best friend at all, and when he finally tells Warren the reaction is another surprise.

Prove it.

Warren knows all about Silas, knows the tricks, the games, the very best and the very worst about him, and Warren loves him back. But Warren also knows that if they're going to be together it's got to be forever, and he can't just risk everything for what might be another one of Silas' whims.

Silas has to prove he loves Warren, and he wants to do just that. But how do you win the heart of someone who knows you better than anyone else?

Prove It is available in print and ebook formats!



Bruised by Sean Michael

Johnson figures it's got to be a sign when cowboy Billy shows up at his garage after hours, just as he's about to go find someone to spend the night with. He's horny enough that a lot of guys would look good, but Billy seems special somehow.

Billy thinks Johnson's the hottest ticket he's seen since he moved to California from Texas, and after a good meal and some good fun, he takes Johnson home. They both find out they're getting more than they bargained for. Can Johnson and Billy figure out why they feel so connected and can they make it last http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifonce reality sets back in?

Originally released as the Chaser Series Bruised.

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What BA Tortuga Did Today.





Seven hours. ;-) I'm pooped.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Featured Author -- Alex Standish

Today we're featuring Alex Standish, author of the newly released Perfect Knowledge.

Tell us about Perfect Knowlege. What inspired you to write it? How long did it take to write?

The basic idea for this story is something that's been on my mind for a very long time. I managed to ignore it for a while, other plots taking precedent, until it got too insistent and I had to sit down and write it. I just love the idea of someone being able to see bits and pieces of other people's lives in a dream or vision. This was the fastest novel I ever wrote. It took me about two months.

Tell us one thing about yourself that your readers would be surprised to know.

That I'm a non-English native, maybe? I'm actually Portuguese.

What's the best thing about writing? How about the worst thing?

The best thing has got to be creating your own world, your own characters, bringing a story to life. The worst thing, revisions. :-)

Character or plot, which comes first?

Equally important, but I guess that for me plot comes first. I come up with an idea, try to expand on it in my mind, and then imagine the characters to fit in that particular universe.

What is your favorite way to spend a rainy day?

I wish I could say it's curled up on the couch by the fireplace with a book and a bucket of ice-cream, but I don't have a fireplace. Lol. The rest sounds great, though.

What's the best writing advice you ever received/found?

To actually show what my characters are doing by action and/or dialogue, instead of just telling the reader. Sound advice.

What are you working on now?

I'm doing a story that takes place in the same African country as my first novel, Ripple Effect. New characters, new situation, and I'm enjoying myself immensely. Hopefully, you'll get to read it someday.


Bio: I live in Lisbon, Portugal, a beautiful and sunny country in Europe. I love to read, travel, listen to good music, and to be with my friends. I'm a multi-genre author, who strives to create engaging plot lines and characters that can stand on their own, even without the sexual content. Hopefully, sometimes I get it right.:-)
Email address: xanderstandish@gmail.com
Website: www.xanderstandish.com/

Monday, June 20, 2011

Coming This Week

Wednesday:
Perfect Knowledge by Alex Standish (Top Shelf)
Prove It by Chris Owen (Top Shelf)
Bruised by Sean Michael (Chaser Compilation)

Saturday:
The First Gift by Sean Michael (High Ball)
Aim to Please by Beth Wylde (Sip)
Peter's Day Off by Drew Zachary (Sip)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Happy Father's Day Sale!

It's Father's Day! So we're offering 15% off your purchases from now through the end of day Tuesday to celebrate! Just put 'father2011' in the coupon code box any time you check out at Torquere Books before Tuesday at midnight to get 15% off your order.

Sale good now through Tuesday June 21 at Midnight (est).

Celebrate Father's Day with a book from Torquere Press today!

Discount codes are provided as a courtesy to our customers. Torquere Press Inc. cannot be responsible for discounting purchases made before coupons/sales are announced, and cannot issue discounts to customers who fail to use the coupon or discount code during the purchase process.

New Releases for June 18

Dragon Hunted by JB McDonald

Getting eaten by a dragon wasn't part of Ashe's plan. Not that there was much of a plan to begin with, but it had definitely involved more chasing and less running. Ashe supposes there's one good thing about all this: if he has to be trapped in a cave with a very large predator outside, at least he's with Katsu, the company medic and Ashe's current crush.

Even better, Katsu has enough knowledge of dragons and medicine that he might just be able to hatch an escape plan. Even better than that, Ashe is discovering that Katsu might not dislike him after all. It's a small step, Ashe hopes, from not disliking him to something significantly more. That is, assuming they don't get eaten first.

Pick up your copy today!



Just Another Day at the Office by BA Tortuga

What do Coke and Dillon do when they’re on break from the bullriding circuit? They go to the rodeo. Neither one of them is very good at letting go of their jobs, though. What happens when their night off turns out to be another day at the office?

Find out today!



Winterlude by Tam Ames

Eric hates the cold weather and his broken down car, which means venturing out on foot into the sub-zero temperatures. Navigating the icy sidewalks, he runs into Omar, literally. An impromptu hot coffee on the cold day finds that tattooed and pierced Eric, and government IT guy Omar might have more in common than they expected. When Omar is called away, before he can get the guy's number, Eric believes it may only have been a pleasant winterlude to temporarily distract him from the cold, or is there a possibility his winter will get a lot warmer?

Find out today!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday Five

Tell me what five things are essential for summer!

Mine are:

books
sunscreen
rodeos
basset hounds
flip flops

Thursday, June 16, 2011

one more for the road

Thanks for hanging out today. I spent more time writing and less time messing around here, and really, that's how it should be, shouldn't it?

You can find me at JennaJones.com, Like driving at night and JennaLynnJones, and of course at the Torquere book store.

Happy reading!

excerpt: Cartography for Beginners

 I am very pleased to inform you that the third of my City by the Bay novels is now a complete rough draft. This has been in progress since 2008, a very stubborn story that's refused to advance at all until recently.This one focuses on Leo Bellamy, father of Dune in the first two novels, and his search for love post the breakup of his long-time relationship.

SFW excerpt is below. Again, rough draft, so things may (and likely will) change before the final version.

excerpt: Tryst

One couple that I've had a great deal of fun with and writtn a lot about is Noah and Sawyer from the Apples & Gin series. I thought their story was over with Wedding Cake, and then they surprised me with one more -- a little tidbit that's intended for the It Gets Better anthology Torquere will release in September, that I'm calling Tryst.

It's currently at the rough draft stage, so bear in mind much may change in the final version.


hello and good morning

I'm Jenna Jones and I'm driving this particular bus today.

I don't have any upcomng releases for a while, so I'm going to talk about old stuff, talk about in-progress stuff, and share some eye candy like this cutie pie here.

Over at my blog, Like Driving At Night, I periodically post pictures of actors and ramble a bit about why I like them. The last couple have been actors that may not immediately leap to mind when one says "hot," but a large part of their appeal is how well they play the everyday hero. Which has got me to thinkin', what is it that makes a hero heroic?

Larger than life is always fun, of course, and a great many stories are about someone who's visibly extraordinary. But I find myself increasingly drawn to heroes who don't flaunt their heroism--who do what must be done because it's the right thing to do.

What's your favorite type of hero? What makes a character heroic to you? Is there someone in your life you consider heroic?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

On Sale This Week

This week we have two books by Amylea Lyn and five Sapphic Signs on sale for 20% off.

Check them out!

New Releases for June 15

The Lady Wants More by Adriana Kraft

Janet Baxter keeps her post-divorce life neatly compartmentalized: Secure job, spacious Westchester County home, successful adult children, dependable community volunteer activities. So, why is she drawn to attend her twenty-year college reunion in New York City?

Always a free spirit, Brenda Cassidy is comfortably bisexual and has no plans to settle down. But a fling? The reappearance of svelte, reserved Janet Baxter in Brenda’s life is nothing less than a gift, worthy of every enticement Brenda can conjure up. Can Brenda seduce Janet into an endless night of the lovemaking they enjoyed too briefly as college roommates? What if the lady wants more?

Find out today!



Engaging Affairs by Jesse Tjaden

Donatien loves Luc, but Luc has just announced his engagement. Brooding alone in his bedroom, Donatien catches sight of a shadowy figure at his window. The visitor tosses a note into the room, a cryptic rhyme that Donatien ignores. Chasing after the apparition, he finds evidence of treachery instead. What tangled web is being woven around his heartbreak? Does the verse hold the key? A story of intrigue and forbidden love set in Revolutionary France!

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Let's Get Familiar by Amylea Lyn

Brian Ames has never been lucky in love. Getting a guy has never been a problem; keeping one after they meet his mother and sisters, all witches with magical abilities, is another matter entirely. After a disastrous family dinner, Brian goes home dumped again, only to find a homeless cat outside his home.

After an accident involving too much beer, an old spell book, and some blessed Elderflower, Brian wakes up the next morning to Tom, his now very human, and very tempting, familiar. Will Brian keep his new lover? Or will he lose another love to circumstances he can’t control?

Find out today!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Coming This Week

Coming on Wednesday:
Cancer by Adrianna Kraft (Sapphic Signs)
Engaging Affairs by Jesse Tjaden (Single Shot)
Let's Get Familiar: Elderflower by Amylea Lyn (Spice it Up)

Coming on Saturday:
Dragon Hunted by JB McDonald (Single Shot)
Just Another Day at the Office by BA Tortuga (Sip)
Winterlude by Tam Ames (Sip)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

New Releases for June 11

Reaching: Green's Hill Werewolves Book 3, a BBA Menage Story by Amy Lane

Teague Sullivan is putting his life as a member of Green’s preternatural hill together one piece at a time. He’s become Jacky’s lover, given Katy the go-ahead to try to mate with the two of them, and has proven himself as one of Lady Cory’s elite guard for the hill. Now all he has to do is allow his feelings for Katy and Jack take over in order to seal the deal.

But Teague’s whole life has been an exercise in living without: living without food, living without safety, living without love. Now that food and safety are guaranteed, will Teague learn that reaching for the people he loves can be just a simple? Or will his desire for the ultimate home be forever beyond his touch?

Find out today!



Concur by J. Rocci

Officer Joshua Dabbs has been married to his husband, lawyer Garrison Williams, for six years. So he still remembers what Garrison's like with a wedding to plan, and he knows that when their two good friends, Rick and Emmanuel, decide to tie the knot, he won't be seeing much of his husband until it's over. But Emmanuel needs advice, and Josh finds himself asking questions about his and Garrison's relationship that he hadn't thought of before -- mainly, do they want kids? As usual, Garrison knows what Josh is thinking before he does.

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The Claiming by Addison Brentley

Master Jace is forced to deliver a punishment after his submissive, Evan, loses control in front of their peers during a play party. Master Jace must try to overcome his conflicting emotions of jealousy verses control in order to be the Master that his sub deserves, the Master he needs to be for them both. Can he keep himself in check and claim back what is rightfully his?

Find out today!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Summer's Starting to Sizzle Sale!

Summer is starting to sizzle out there! So we're offering 15% off your purchases from now through the end of day Monday to add to the heat! Just put 'sizz2011' in the coupon code box any time you check out at Torquere Books before Monday at midnight to get 15% off your order.

Sale good now through Monday June 13 at Midnight (est).

Sizzle along with summer with a book from Torquere Press today!


Discount codes are provided as a courtesy to our customers. Torquere Press Inc. cannot be responsible for discounting purchases made before coupons/sales are announced, and cannot issue discounts to customers who fail to use the coupon or discount code during the purchase process.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Jarheads beat the heat

I didn't get a chance to do a new bit, but here's a link to a recent bit of fiction staring the jarheads, a hot day and margaritas (it isn't work safe)

Sean

Hot!

It's hot out. HOT. And not the fun spanky hot of a really ripped guy, either. Just the sweat inducing if you move in it hot. And it was worse yesterday than today. Up here this is weather more reminiscent of the end of July, not the beginning of June.

Now, I love a nice icy cold beer in the evening to relax and cool down. What's your favorite way to cool down on a hot day?

I shall endeavor to post something hot (in the fun spanky hot sex kind of way) later.

Sean

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

On Sale This Week

This week we have selected ebooks by Patricia Logan, CB Potts and Marshall Thornton on sale for 20% off!

Find them here.

New Releases for June 8

Boystown 3: Two Nick Nowak Novellas by Marshall Thornton

Private Investigator Nick Nowak is back in two novella length mysteries set in Chicago during the early 1980s. In Little Boy Boom, Nick’s car explodes when a thief attempts to steal it. Realizing the bomb was meant for him, Nick sets out to discover who wants him dead only to find that the list of possible suspects is longer than he’d like. When he begins to run out of suspects he wonders if the bomb was truly meant for him.

In Little Boy Tenor, Nick is asked to find the murderer of a church choir’s star tenor, while at the same time his friend Ross asks him to find out the truth behind his lover, Earl Silver’s mysterious death. As he juggles the two cases, he becomes increasingly disturbed by what he learns.

Boystown 3 is available in print as well as ebook formats!



Warrior Nights by Patricia Logan

Horribly scarred, Trace Martin has returned from an Iraqi prison camp a tormented man. He struggles to cope with PTSD and alcoholism, nearly burning down the family home. Brodie, his twin, turns to her best friend Kyle Kincaid for advice on how to help. Kyle, also a former Marine, has been expelled from the military under the DADT policy. The two men dislike each other immediately, but when Trace cleans up, they begin to see an attraction.

Shortly after the two men begin an intense relationship, Brodie’s life is threatened by a monstrous serial killer. The men are thrown into a new role for which they’ve been well trained; protecting Brodie’s life. Add in the irresistible Ryan Harris, Trace's nurse from Walter Reed Hospital and their relationship is further tested. Join Kyle and Trace as they battle for their lives and their families in this exciting conclusion to the Armadillo Series.

Pick up your copy today!



More Rockhounds by CB Potts

Matt and Parker are getting married! Well, at least they think they are, and things are going well until Parker's past shows up to haunt them in the form of a SWAT team. On the run and in trouble, the two of them head for the mountains, trying to find a way to outrun their problems. From there the action moves to Africa and Sean comes back on the scene to put his own special brand of monkey wrench into matters.

Separated, reunited and forced to hide out deep in the jungle, Matt and Parker face everything from the danger of being discovered and being wanted men, to the very real troubles of poisonous snakes and other wild animals. Can Matt and Parker find a way to survive their latest adventures?

Originally published as the Chaser series More Rockhounds.

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Now available in print

Boystown: Three Nick Nowak Mysteries by Marshall Thornton

A former police officer turned private investigator, Nick Nowak is haunted by his abrupt departure from the department, as well as, the traumatic end of his relationship with librarian Daniel Laverty. In these three stories set in Chicago during the early eighties, Nick locates a missing young man for a mysterious client, solves a case of arson at a popular nightspot, and goes undercover to prove a dramatic suicide was actually murder.

When he isn’t detecting, and sometimes when he is, Nick moves through a series of casual relationships. But his long suppressed romantic side surfaces when he meets Detective Bert Harker. Will he give love another chance? Or, will he continue to bury himself in the arms of strangers?

Now available in print!


Boystown 2: Three Nick Nowak Mysteries by Marshall Thornton

In the second Boystown collection, Chicago private investigator Nick Nowak finds himself involved with a young man who murdered his stepfather but refuses to assist in his own defense, hired to find the murderer of a dead porno star, and, in a case that traps him between the two men he loves, searching for a serial killer’s only living victim. Set in the second half of 1981, Boystown 2 follows Nick as he juggles his deepening relationship with Detective Bert Harker with the return of his ex, Daniel Laverty. Which man will he choose? Or will he be able to choose?

Now available in print!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Featured Author -- Marshall Thornton

Today we're featuring Marshall Thornton, author of the newly released Boystown 3: Two Nick Nowak Novellas

Tell us about Boystown in general and Boystown 3 in particular. What inspired you to write the series? How long does it take to write each one?

Originally, I submitted the first Boystown story, Little Boy Found as a short in the Spring of 2009. Shawn Clements suggested it would be better to group the stories and so I quickly wrote two more and they were released as Boystown: Three Nick Nowak Mysteries.

I’m a big fan of mystery series and have sped my way through several. I really enjoy watching the characters change over the longer time frame. I lived in Chicago during the eighties and remember it as being an interesting period and one that fits well with kind of mystery I like to write.

Generally, I start the new book while editing the old one. There are typically lags in between when I write other things, but whenever I need to dive back into Nick’s world I start to have ideas about what to do next. Each book takes a different amount of time to write, and for some reason I can put this one down and come baTck to it later. Unlike other projects which sometimes languish if I put them down.

Tell us one thing about yourself that your readers would be surprised to know.

I worked for a very brief time as a sort of gossip columnist for the Sun Times right after Newscorp bought them. I didn’t do exactly what Earl Silver does, but I did go to society parties for a couple months and try to get the “scoop.” I was terrible at it.

What’s the best thing about writing? How about the worst thing?

Writing is a job. It’s fun to dream up projects and it’s very satisfying when you have books sitting on your shelves. However most of the stuff in the middle is just plain work. Some days the work goes well and is lots of fun and other days you wonder if it wouldn’t be easier to do just about anything else.

Character or plot, which comes first?

For me they come together. Double entendre intended. What a character does defines who they are. Without that you don’t really have a character in my mind. You’ve just got a mood.

What is your favorite way to spend a rainy day?

Looking out the window and enjoying it. I live in Southern California it rains so seldom here it’s kind of fun to see. From indoors that is. Once you’re outside it’s as annoying as it is everywhere else.

What’s the best writing advice you ever received/found?

Never read reviews. I wish I could follow it.

What are you working on now?

I’m actually working on Boystown 4, which is going to be a full-length novel. I’m more than half way through. And I keep jotting down notes for Boystown 5, I have a pretty solid idea about where that’s going.


Bio: Marshall Thornton is an award-winning author, playwright and screenwriter living in Long Beach, California. Author of the Boystown detective series and the comedic novel The Perils of Praline, or the Amorous Adventures of a Southern Gentleman in Hollywood, he holds an MFA in screenwriting from UCLA. While there he received the Carl David Memorial Fellowship and was recognized in the Samuel Goldwyn Writing awards. Marshall has had plays produced in both Chicago and Los Angeles and stories published in The James White Review and Frontier Magazine.

email: marshallthornton@mac.com
webpage: marshallthornton.wordpress.com

Two yummy werewolves for your reading enjoyment


“Were the Hell?” Blurb:
Septimus, is sent to a pack across the country to see if they have a solution to why almost no females have been born into his pack in over 30 years.
As soon as he walks into the meeting room he smells his mate. The lust between them is instant and fierce. By day they try to solve the problem of the gender imbalance, by night they fuck each other's brains out.
Septimus finally gets a lead as to why there may be no females born in his pack. An old man, Arthur, remembers a wizard threatening to curse his pack. Septimus and Arthur speak to a very old woman, Richenda who gives them some trails to follow.
Septimus’ duty is to help his pack. But he’d much rather be in bed with Dai. And is the situation even solvable anyway?

WARNING!! ADULT MM Excerpt
Dai had kicked off his shoes and pulled off his t-shirt. He was a couple inches shorter than Septimus, but seemed taller because of the long lines of his body. He was very tanned, with the tan extending all the way to his waistband. Septimus watched eagerly as Dai unzipped his cargo pants and freed his cock. It was beautiful. Perfect. Red and engorged with need, the head was a slightly flattened mushroom shape, the thick vein running up his shaft a deep purplish blue.
Septimus dropped to his knees in front of Dai, gently cupped the other man's balls in one hand, and guided the shaft into his mouth with the other. He shuffled a few inches closer to suck in even more of the shaft. His mate tasted wonderful, tangy and spicy, his scent overwhelming Septimus so that his own cock begged for release.
Septimus tilted his head back to relax his throat muscles, taking Dai deep into his mouth. When the cock head hit the back of his throat, he hollowed his cheeks and sucked hard. A few drops of pre-come hit his palate, and Septimus nearly orgasmed on the spot. His mate's taste was delicious. Better than the finest wine. More of an aphrodisiac than oysters. Driving him higher than any drug ever could.
He let Dai's cock slide out of his mouth so he could speak. "Damn, you're delicious."
Dai grabbed his shoulders and pulled him to his feet. "Now let me taste you."
First Dai pushed the button-down shirt up to Septimus' neck, and ran his tongue across Septimus' pecs, licking the lines of the muscles, running his tongue through Septimus' chest hair, and then swiping his mouth over to a nipple and gently biting it. Septimus'
nub responded instantly by elongating and standing up like a tiny cock.
Then Dai attacked the other nipple, sucking it deep into his mouth until it, too, was as hard as a pebble. Dai licked down the line of Septimus' chest, across the intercostal muscles, and down to the nest of black hair surrounding that yummy cock.
Septimus gasped. This was torture. Then Dai's hands were on his jeans, pushing them over his hips and down his legs. Dai's mouth was on Septimus' aching dick, licking across the head, running the tip of his tongue into the slit, and finally, finally, sucking the needy flesh deep into his hot, hot mouth.

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Monday, June 6, 2011

Meme Monday

List three things for a successful sex scene!

Coming This Week

On Wednesday we have:
Boystown 3 by Marshall Thornton (Top Shelf)
Warrior Nights by Patricia Logan (Top Shelf)
More Rockhounds by CB Potts (Chaser Compilation)

On Saturday we have:
Reaching by Amy Lane (High Ball)
Concur by J. Rocci (Sip)
The Claiming by Addison Brentley (Sip)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Happy June Sale!

Believe it or not, it's already June! We're offering 15% off your purchases from now through the end of day Tuesday! Just put 'jun2011' in the coupon code box any time you check out at Torquere Books before Tuesday at midnight to get 15% off your order.

Sale good now through Tuesday June 7 at Midnight (est).

Welcome in June with a book from Torquere Press today!


Discount codes are provided as a courtesy to our customers. Torquere Press Inc. cannot be responsible for discounting purchases made before coupons/sales are announced, and cannot issue discounts to customers who fail to use the coupon or discount code during the purchase process.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

New Sip released!

Hey, steadfast Torquereans!

I have a new Sip out today called Party of Two. It's a fun little tale about mountaineer Liam, who has something to prove, and mountain man Matthew, who has something to hide.

You can find it here!




Here's a wee excerpt:

"Are you going to eat me?" was all Liam could think to ask, having that Donner party idea all over again.
One black eyebrow went up, the guy's face shifting into a wry grin. "Not unless you ask me to."
"Well, that's good. Pretty as you are, my hands and feet are burning and I think I froze my dick off out there."
The guy laughed again, almost like a sharp bark. "Nope. Not even stage one frostbite. On your hands and feet, I mean. We managed just a little nip on your big toe. Your dick is intact, as far as I can tell."
He resisted the urge to check, keeping his hands to his sides under the blanket. He glanced around, not wanting to stare at his rescuer too hard. Well, he figured the guy was his rescuer. He hoped that was the case.
"Well, good." He finally glanced back at the man. "I like that part of me."
"It's not bad at all." The guy's head tilted. "So, tell me, Liam, what were you doing above the treeline at eight p.m. on a Friday night? Attempting to freeze to death?"
That was a good question. He had told himself he was trying to climb all of Colorado's fourteeners to prove that he ranked as one of the best climbers in the state today. If he was perfectly honest, though, he would admit that he had wanted to climb this mountain to prove to Dave he could do it.
Dave, his ex, who after a failed trip where they never left Denali base camp, had broken up with him, claiming he was a dead weight hanging around Dave's neck.
Liam had resisted the urge to get in Dave's face and scream, "Albatross!" even though it was tough. Instead, he'd left Alaska, gone back to Colorado, and bought a new, solo bivvy bag and a new stove to replace the one Dave had blown up.
Bastard.
What he finally responded with was, "You got a name?"
"Matthew."


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Go get it! Shoo.

Thanks for stopping by, y'all. Have a good one.

Julia

New Releases for June 4

Were the Hell by Berengaria Brown

Septimus travels as an envoy across the land, seeking answers as to why his pack has had almost no female births in thirty years. The long, frustrating search pays off in a totally unexpected way when Septimus walks into a meeting with another pack and smells his mate.

Dai has given up on finding another gay shifter to be his life partner. The fierce lust and unexpected joy are intoxicating, but there's still a mystery to solve. What does old Richenda know? Could a wizard be involved? And even though duty calls, can a Samhain mating ritual somehow fit into the timetable?

Find out today!



Left Unsaid by Jay Lygon

When Zach hears that two cops were shot at a bank robbery, he frantically dials his closeted lover, Steve, but gets no answer. Hours later, Steve comes home, unharmed. He doesn’t want to talk about work, as usual. Zack is angry, but relieved, and tries to let Steve know how he feels while leaving everything unsaid.

Pick up your copy today!




Party of Two by Julia Talbot

Liam has all sorts of reasons for climbing one of Coloradohttphttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif’s many Fourteeners, but a death wish isn’t one of them. Which is why he’s relieved to be saved from a blizzard by impossibly hot Matthew and taken to a cabin in the woods. Matthew is glad for the company, even if he has reasons of his own to live far away from the rest of the world. Can he and Liam understand each others’ secrets?

Find out today!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Gay Days in Orlando this weekend

Hey y'all!

Stop in and see Vincent Diamond at the Literary Festival at Gay Days Orlando if you're there! Vincent Diamond is manning our booth and giving away promo and selling books.

http://www.gaydays.com/Literary-Festival/literary-festival.html

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

New Releases for June 1

Pearls Before Swine by Vic Winter

Ted's a very civilized man. He's into things like going to the art museum and discussing the paintings with his lover. Unfortunately fhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifor him, his latest beau is more into the security guards than the artwork. Ted is determined not to let that spoil his day; the big, muscled shifter he runs into might be a different story, though. Ted is bowled over by Brock, both literally and figuratively. Will Brock be able to awaken Ted's animal nature?

Find out today!