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Dreamspinner is looking for a few more submissions for the daily dose anthology. Full details are here: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/pages.php?pID=7&CDpath=0

Make a Play - No Losers in the Game of Love

Dreamspinner Press is seeking romantic short stories and novellas containing themes and settings related to sports of any kind. This can be much more than athletes and competitions. We encourage authors to think outside the box.

Possible examples: A fan who goes to baseball games weekly catches the eye of a hotdog vendor. A physical therapist takes a job working on the football sidelines and falls for the coach. A retired athlete takes a high school coaching job and hits it off with another teacher. A college student joins the cheer team and gets more than just a tumbling partner. A single father meets another while they watch their sons at T-ball. Two players face off first at a cutthroat chess tournament and later in the bedroom. The owner of a sporting goods store sponsors an athlete in a local competition and becomes his biggest fan. A rookie player goes to a near-retirement veteran for pointers in the game, life, and love. The kid who was always picked last for teams in gym class falls for the reporter interviewing him when he grows up to buy a major sports franchise.


[livejournal.com profile] shannon just brainstormed up a ton more ideas. Here's a c/p from her post )
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Want to read books published by Dreamspinner Press for free and earn a discount on purchases?

The info:

Dreamspinner Press is accepting expressions of interest for proofreaders to process M/M romance publications in lengths from 5,000 to 150,000 words. Proofreaders should be able to read for misspellings, punctuation errors, typos, logic problems, and formatting errors. Dreamspinner Press edits to The Chicago Manual of Style conventions. While experience writing, editing, proofreading, and/or using CMOS is preferred, it is not required.

Proofreading is an unpaid contractor position. Contractors will receive proof galleys at no charge and a discount at the company store in exchange for quality services. Deadlines are set according to length of the work, ranging from five to ten days. Proofreaders are not at any time obligated to accept an assignment.

Interested persons will be asked to take a skills test for evaluation purposes and must sign a confidentiality agreement if offered the opportunity to proofread.

For more information, e-mail submissions@dreamspinnerpress.com. Please include "CONTRACTOR" in the subject line of your e-mail for proper consideration. Please include a summary of any applicable experience and/or a resume/CV.

Expressions of interest will be accepted for a limited time, depending on response.



http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/pages.php?pID=7&CDpath=0

I do this some - if you're a grammar queen, it's pretty much just like reading a novel and catching the remaining typos/etc before it goes to print, and noting them in an email to the editor. Easy-peasy, and you earn a dicount too! :)
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Because they're having a fairly awesome post-holiday special:

Load up your new eBook Reader, phone or laptop from Santa with the latest titles from Rainbow eBooks.

All titles 30% off from December 26th to January 2nd.

Also, if Santa accidentally skipped your stocking, every dollar you spend at Rainbow Ebooks enters you to win a Kindle!

Rainbow E-Books
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I know you're probably annoyed by all the promo, but it will be over soon, I promise.

Today I'm doing two give-away contests, one through this post on Erotic Horizons. There's also an excerpt, review, and short commentary from me about relationships that just aren't working anymore.

I'm also doing one as part of Dreamspinner Press's day at Beth Wylde's Yahoo group - the contest is linked through my Alix LJ - here.

And just to save time and do one less post, tomorrow (Saturday) I'll be doing Meet The Author at Dreamspinner Press's facebook, and there will be another contest there, as well as babble and chatting and stuff.

:)
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Dreamspinner Press is offering a Holiday Discount from now until the end of the year for 20% off any purchase. The code is HolidayDreams and it can be used twice by each customer. The discount includes all titles, not just the holiday titles, so go and treat yourself!

Also, this year let Dreamspinner make your eBook dreams come true. Each day from Dec. 26- Dec. 31, we will draw one name from the customers that purchased during the month of December to win every eBook on their wish list.

R201 pimp

Dec. 12th, 2010 10:52 am
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My book comes out tomorrow! My very first novel, ever, and I'm alternating between OMFGSO EXCITED and a seriously epic panic attack.



Anyway. I'm going to be doing some give-aways and stuff this week, at various blogs and yahoo groups and other promo. If you're interested or want to enter any of the contests, go on over the my Alix Bekins LJ or facebook and check it out!
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My Wanton Hussy Facebook page reached 100 fans, so I'm giving away a free copy of my book in a random drawing.

Go on over and participate, if you'd like. :)

About the book, Wanton Hussy's Guide to Getting the Sex Life You Always Wanted

The Contest
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Summer Recommended Reads contest!


We want to select one Dreamspinner book as the top pick for a summer read, and we need your help! Between now and Tuesday, nominate your favorite Dreamspinner titles by replying to this note or posting on our wall. We'll create a poll on Wednesday that will be open through Sunday. Next Monday, June 21, we'll announce the winner of the Summer Read contest. The top three titles will be offered at a 25% discount from June 21 through the end of July! And one lucky nominator will receive a $25 gift certificate to Dreamspinner's web site! To be eligible, you must be the FIRST person to nominate that title, so make sure you read the other entries before you post?

Ready, set, nominate!
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Enter the contests for free copies!


Come by the blog and leave a comment anywhere to be entered to win a free ebook version of the anthology.

Or answer the 4 trivia questions and win a paperback! We’ll draw a winner from all correct entries received by midnight EST tonight.
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Dreamspinner Press will be having a party on Saturday, May 8th, to celebrate the release of Necking anthology at the Dreamspinner Press blog, http://dreamspinnerpress.com/blog/

Come by for excerpts, contests, and more.

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Forgot to pimp this earlier, but you've still got two weeks:

Making Contact
Edited by Lynn West

We want stories of love that is literally out of this world! Give us galaxy soldiers, space pirates, traveling aliens, intrepid explorers, and more. We're looking for romance among the shooting stars, love that matches the glory of the spheres, and passion that burns like the largest of suns, where making first contact takes on a whole new meaning.

Length: 3,500 - 12,000 words (manuscripts shorter or longer will be considered but will have to be extraordinary)

Call for Submissions: March 15, 2010
Submission Deadline: May 14, 2010
Publication Date: Aug. 2, 2010

Follow the general submission guidelines for short stories.
http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/pages.php?pID=6&CDpath=0
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1) The Midsummer's Nightmare 2010 Daily Dose package is for sale.



You can find it on the New Releases page, the Daily Dose 2010 Midsummer's Nightmare page, and author pages. You can see the list of 30 stories and blurbs in the Excerpt section of the item page.
http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=1804

We have a super savings discount on the package in April, listing it at $39.99. In May the price will be $44.99. That's to buy the Daily Dose. On June 1, all stories will be available individually, and the entire package may be purchased for $59.99 to get all 30 stories at once.

2) April Showers Bring May iPads

To celebrate the release of Dreamspinner’s eBooks being added to the iBookstore this summer, Dreamspinner Press is giving away an iPad in a random drawing. Every $10 you spend at Dreamspinner’s web site between April 15 and May 15 automatically enters your name in the drawing. The more you spend, the more times you’ll be entered. A winner will be drawn at random and announced on May 24.

http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/
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Available April 23th as an eBook at Dreamspinner Press.



Art history student Rodrigo is in the middle of a busy semester when he literally runs into a sexy librarian. He and Ian discover they have more in common than just instant attraction and friendship; there's a kinky element to their affair they both enjoy. But Rodrigo is also drawn to Professor Daniel Sullivan, and he just can't shake the desire he feels for the older man.

The end of the term reveals a few surprising secrets about both objects of Rodrigo's desires, and while he's thrilled by the games of trust and passion with Ian, it's fantasies of Daniel dominating him that are setting Rodrigo on fire.

BUY HERE


Actual original fic, previously published in Size Matters, which is now out of print! :)


ETA:

The Easter Bunny has been hippity-hopping around Dreamspinner Press's web site, leaving Easter eggs hidden in various places. There are twenty-five Easter eggs on different pages.

If you want to hunt for them, email the names of the products where you find them to ariel@dreamspinnerpress.com before 6 PM Eastern Time on April 1 to be entered in a drawing for $50, $25, and $10 gift certificates.

The winners will be announced the evening of April 1. See if you can find them all!
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*snip from their LJ*



"Welcome to [livejournal.com profile] fab_feb_friends. This community will be open for two weeks - from February 1st to February 14th. Instead of taking just one day to let your friends know you love them, we're taking fourteen!

Each day there will be a different challenge or activity, all aimed at sharing the LOVE. So check back daily to see how you can let your FABULOUS FRIENDS know just how fantastic you think they are!"


I love V-Day and love the happiness that we can all share with each other here. For me, V-Day is all about friendship and flirty teasing and camaraderie and *squishes* and *grins* and LOLs and ♥ and *smooches*. It's all the best that we share with each other and do for each other here at LJ.

*snogs you all*
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There are a lot of newish people around since the last time I posted anything mentioning my Other life, as a sex writer and relationship/sexuality coach. I have a new newsletter out this month (after an eight month break) and thought I'd see if anyone from this world is interested in checking it out.

Here's an excerpt from the January 2010 issue:

*****
In This Issue:

A Note From the Wanton Hussy (copied below)

Feature Article: Time to Wake Up! (Has your sex drive been MIA? Has your libido gone into hibernation? Sometimes it can be difficult to rouse yourself, to find your yumminess and wake it up.)

Play With Yourself! (A new erotic short-story section - short little quickies of 500-1000 words or so; just enough to give you a scenario to titillate and stimulate your fantasies.)

Wanton Hussy Likes... (Sharing links to art, music, YouTube clips, free porn sites, erotica, instructions for making your own sex toys, etc. I'll also be recommending special offers or sales, fantastic books, sexy movies, and so forth.)

Up-Against-The-Wall Money Savers (copied below)

Wanton Hussy's Guide to Getting the Sex Life You Always Wanted (book info)

About Julianne (short bio)

Read more... )

Comment here or email me with "Sign Me Up!" and your email address, and I'll add you to the newsletter list and also send a free gift, "Five Simple Steps to Becoming a Wanton Hussy"!

(Rest assured that I will never ever share your email address with another organization. Also, don't try to use the sign-up on my website. It's still sort of broken. Sorry.)
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c/p from Dreamspinner Press

1. Necking (anthology), Edited by Julianne Bentley

Just close your eyes and feel: soft, warm lips skimming from your shoulder to your ear, your skin prickling and tickling. Then add another set, echoing the first, layer upon layer of sensation as two sets of hands join the game, stroking, sliding, ratcheting up the heat. And when your lips part and the tip of your tongue darts out, it's met by two more in a luscious, messy, three-way kiss. This is necking, pure and hot, sending shivers of arousal down your spine. In these stories, the men come in threes: triple the pleasure, triple the love.

Length: 2,500 - 10,000 words (manuscripts shorter or longer will be considered but will have to be extraordinary)

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2010
Publication Date: May 10, 2010

Follow the general submission guidelines for short stories at http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/pages.php?pID=7&CDpath=0


2. June 2010 Daily Dose: A Midsummer's Nightmare, A story a day delivered to your Inbox and Bookshelf! Edited by Lynn West

Lay down and close your eyes to dream this night.
A wolf is howling at the full gold moon;
the blood in your veins will begin to pound.
A nightmare will o'ertake you very soon--
vampires, werewolves, the ghosts that haunt the eaves
rise up to rent what joy they hunt and find.
But with the pulse, wild passion is aroused.
These handsome men will tease and flaunt and grind
against the things that go bump in the night.
At dawn the sun will rise and evil flees;
it leaves the well-known truth bare to the light:
night is shortest, hottest, in the summer,
and love will banish night's consuming fright.

Length: 2,500 - 10,000 words (manuscripts shorter or longer will be considered but will have to be extraordinary)

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2010
Publication Date: June 1, 2010

Follow the general submission guidelines for short stories at http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/pages.php?pID=7&CDpath=0
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Available November 18th as an eBook at Dreamspinner Press.



Introverted young reporter Garrett Kowalski is unprepared for the reality of his weekend assignment at the Folsom Street Fair, where he's assigned to interview porn stars, including Justin. Garrett has no choice but to come out of his shell when Justin and his co-worker tease him up onto the stage for a live demonstration. That might have been that—just a one-off job—but Garrett takes advantage of follow-up fact checking for his article to get to know Justin better... and it leads to an unexpected friendship and flirtation that just might grow into something more.

Buy here!
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For those of you interested in being published, I thought I would share some info about the anthologies Dreamspinner has planned for next year.

NOTE: Dates are still tentative!

*****


A Brush of Wings
Edited by Anne Regan

Guardian spirits walk among us. They are heavenly beings who grant courage, unknown benefactors who offer help, best friends who lend their strength, and celestial beings who embody inspiration. You might not recognize the everyday angels or an messengers of mercy, but their sacrifices benefit us all. In this anthology, we are looking for stories of men who are touched by purity and light and sometimes blessed by love.

Submission Deadline: Jan. 11, 2010
Publication Date: March 22, 2010

*****


Necking
Edited by Julianne Bentley

Just close your eyes and feel: soft, warm lips skimming from your shoulder to your ear, your skin prickling and tickling. Then add another set, echoing the first, layer upon layer of sensation as two sets of hands join the game, stroking, sliding, ratcheting up the heat. And when your lips part and the tip of your tongue darts out, it's met by two more in a luscious, messy, three-way kiss. This is necking, pure and hot, sending shivers of arousal down your spine. In these stories, the men come in threes: triple the pleasure, triple the love.

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2010
Publication Date: May 10, 2010

*****


A Midsummer's Nightmare
2010 Daily Dose
Edited by Lynn West

Lay down and close your eyes to dream this night.
A wolf is howling at the full gold moon;
the blood in your veins will begin to pound.
A nightmare will o'ertake you very soon--
vampires, werewolves, the ghosts that haunt the eaves
rise up to rent what joy they hunt and find.
But with the pulse, wild passion is aroused.
These handsome men will tease and flaunt and grind
against the things that go bump in the night.
At dawn the sun will rise and evil flees;
it leaves the well-known truth bare to the light:
night is shortest, hottest, in the summer,
and love will banish night's dark fantasy.

Call for Submissions: Jan. 15, 2010
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2010
Publication Date: June 1, 2010

*****


Myths and Magic: Legends of Love
Edited by Anne Regan

Lose yourself in tales of yore, in myths, fairy tales, and legends shrouded in the mists of time. These are stories of beasts and men from ancient tomes, of gods, sorcerers, and ancient heroes, of fairies and elves, centaurs and satyrs, dragons and unicorns, almost anything you might dream. Let your imagination take the reins and experience the power of the timeless past as men in many different forms undertake the highest of quests: the search for a love of the ages.

Submission Deadline: July 2, 2010
Publications Date: Sept. 10, 2010

*****


Advent Calendar, info TBD, submissions probably due in September.

More info can be found as it is finalized, at the Open Calls for Submission page.
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1) I want your recpies for food you personally love to eat that can be made in a crock pot. Go on, stun me.

2) Pimp! I almsot never read Sam/Dean or angels or whatever but this is AWESOME - Michael/Lucifer and tangled conversations. [livejournal.com profile] sarka nailed it: But to Bring a Sword. It's not even fanfiction, really, it's like BIBLE FANFIC. Just go read it.

3) The problem with LJ: We all think we are so close, but really we know nothing about one another. So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about. Ask away.

Seems like there are a lot of new friends lurking. Go ahead, ask me anything. I'm an open book. :)
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Sales and Free Gifts are Dreamspinenr Press.

Summer Fun Sale - Win an Apple iTouch
August 1 - 31
Add the free Stanza eBook reader and take your library to the beach!

* For every $10 you spend before 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 31 EST, you will receive one entry into the drawing.

All Anthologies are 25% off!

* Applies to every anthology - ebooks and paperbacks - in your cart. All your favorite authors.
* No coupon necessary. Discount will be applied automatically at checkout.
* Shop more than once. The discount will be applied all month.

Final Reminder - Games in the Dark submissions



An anthology of short stories with a kinky edge: restraints, blindfolds, spankings, threesomes - nothing too hard-core or heavy, please. We're looking for stories that are well-developed, consensual, and focus on exploring the emotional aspects of kinky play.

Length: 5,000 - 15,000 words (manuscripts shorter or longer will be considered but will have to be extraordinary)

Submission Deadline: August 10, 2009

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