Welcome to my little corner of the gay erotic romance universe . . . well, half of it, anyway. (You can find the other half at RachelHaimowitz.com.) This is the place to come for sneak previews of new projects, release information, and the occasional M/M book review. I'll also share thoughts on the industry on occasion, and I hope you'll come share yours in return.



Friday, May 11, 2012

Visiting Kinky Ever After Today

I know I've been soooooper quiet round these parts, but that's good news in a way, since quiet = busy. I'm wrapping up edits on Power Play: Awakening with Cat Grant (yeah, a bit uncomfortably down to the wire on that one, I know), and I've started a new project in the Belonging Verse. I'm only about 6,000 words into it so far, and I'm not quite sure what shape it's taking or where it's going, but it follows a freeman with a heavy load on his shoulders, and I'm pretty sure he'll be auctioning his virginity to pay the bills >:D

Anyway, more on that as it develops, but it may be a bit slow. In the meanwhile, Devon from Master Class is being interviewed today in the Kinky Kiss and Tell event. Wanna learn Nicky's weirdest habit? (It's pretty weird.) Go check it out! :-)

Monday, April 9, 2012

It's Party Time! Celebrate & Win a Nook!

Today's the official release day of Power Play: Resistance, the 90,000-word kinkapalooza (Part 1 of 2) I co-wrote with Cat Grant. To celebrate, we're going on a little blog tour round the interwebs, showering prizes at every stop. We'll be giving away backlist books and/or swag at each site we visit, and at the end of the tour, one lucky commenter will win a classic Nook pre-loaded with six titles from me and Cat.


Want to follow along? You can find us at:

April 9 - Joyfully Jay

April 10 - Jody Faltys

April 11 - Erotica for All

April 12 - Long and Short Reviews

April 13 - Amara's Place

April 14 - Dawn's Reading Nook

April 16 - All I Want and More

April 17 - Top to Bottom Reviews


Hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

New Release, Woot! :D

And we're off! (A day early, even--horray for Riptide!) You can download it now at the Riptide site only (and at Amazon, B&N, ARe, etc. on Monday), and it still counts as a pre-release until 12 AM Monday morning, so it earns you an entry into Riptide's Free Books for a Year drawing, too :-)

Give me six months, and I'll give you the world.

Brandon McKinney has scraped and sacrificed for what little in life he’s ever had. Though it’s been fifteen years since he escaped his father’s abuse, the damage remains. Trust seems as far out of reach as his dream of becoming an architect, and though he’s come to accept being gay, he can’t deny the shame and confusion he feels at other urges—the deeply-repressed desire to submit.

Jonathan Watkins is a self-made Silicon Valley billionaire whose ex-wife took half his money and even more of his faith. Comfortable as a Dominant but wary of being hurt again, he resorts to anonymous pickups and occasional six-month contracts with subs seeking only a master, not a lover.

When a sizzling back-alley encounter cues Jonathan in to Brandon’s deep-seated submissive side, he makes the man an offer: Give me six months of your life, and I’ll open your eyes to a whole new world. Brandon doesn’t care about that; all he wants is the three million dollars Jonathan’s offering so he can buy the construction company he works for. But he soon learns that six months on his knees is no easy feat, and shame and pride may keep him from all he ever wanted—and all he never dreamed he had any right to have.

Join me and Cat Grant for exclusive excerpts, interviews, behind-the-scenes peeks, and—of course—prizes at the Power Play: Resistance Virtual Book Tour, April 9 through 18, 2012!


Saturday, March 31, 2012

Rainbow Book Fair Recap


Last weekend, I attended the Rainbow Book Fair on behalf of Riptide Publishing. It was actually more fun this year than last year, which I didn't think was possible, so next year, if you find yourself able to make it down to NYC for the day, definitely do--you won't be sorry!

Lots of amazing things and amazing people, authors as well as readers. It's so wonderful to talk to folks, and especially interesting to connect with people who don't read ebooks or maybe even have computers, who come to the Fair to look for stories about people like themselves finding well-deserved happiness and love, to hear their joy and finding so many gems, to see people wheeling out whole suitcases full of reading material to last them until the next Fair. I seriously could gush about the RBF forever, so I'm just going to stop myself now and share some photos with you instead, beneath the jump. (As always, click to embiggen.)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Teaser Thursday - Blowjob Sneak Peek!

Hello all! If I can ever find the cord for my camera, I'll have Rainbow Book Fair pictures for you soon. In the meanwhile, I'm doing edits on Power Play: Awakening and came across a blowjob scene I really liked. Thought it might be fun to share :-D So, er, hotness beneath a jump for very NSFW-ness.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Huge Sale at All Romance Ebooks Today Only!

Hello all! Just popping in to say ARe is holding a 50% rebate sale today only, site-wide. That means every one of my titles comes with a 50% rebate, and so does every one of Riptide's titles. Riptide titles are almost never discounted, so if you've been eyeballing one (or two, or ten ;-p) for a while now, today's your chance to pick it up at a rare discount.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Cover Prettiez!

For mine and Cat Grant's second book in the Power Play series, Power Play: Awakening, releasing on June 11. Beneath the jump for mild raciness (well, okay, for shibari and a hint of butt). Click to embiggen. Trust me, you want to :-D

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Winners!

I have two winners to announce today: the winner of my Nook contest, and the winner of the free books from the Leap Year Blog Hop.

Blog hop first. Congratulations to menina.iscrazy! You've won three free books.

And the winner of the Nook is . . . Judi Pech!

I'll be emailing you both to work out the details, and to everyone else who entered the contests, thank you so much for participating! If you did enter one of the contests and you'd like a little swag packet as a "thank you for playing," just drop me an email at metarachel (at) gmail (dot) com with your address and I'll put one in the mail to you.

Until next time, folks!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Win Tons of Prizes with the MFRW Leap Year Blog Hop!


Today is a rare occurrence round these parts for two reasons. For one, it's a leap year, and I'm celebrating with a lovely group of authors by joining in a blog hop and giving away some free books. I've put up all my first-in-series stuff: Counterpoint, Anchored, and Master Class, and you can win just by commenting on this post. There are lots of other great prizes to go around too, so be sure to visit all the other blogs on the hop!

My other rare occurrence is that I finished the first draft of a novel today--Power Play: Awakening, the sequel to Power Play: Resistance and the final novel in the two-book BDSM kinkapalooza that is the Power Play series. That happens more than once every four years, thank God, but not so much that it isn't worth a moment's celebration :-) So to my lovely co-author Cat Grant and to all you lovely readers out there, I say Yay! and Thank you for sticking it out with me. I wish I could celebrate by showing you cover pretties for PPA (to the left are some cover pretties for PPR, so you can see why I'm so anxious to see what our brilliant artist will come up with next!), but how about a brief snippet of sneak-preview smut, instead? :-D

Its, erm, pretty smutty--and also D/s; our poor sub is getting covered in clothespins--so, sneak peek beneath the jump. Before I cut to that, though, just a quick note that I'll be drawing the winner of the Nook from my Valentine's Day Spread the Love contest at the same time I draw the winner of the three free books for the Leap Year Blog Hop contest :-) Now then, smut beneath the jump!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Spread the Love, Save 25% at Riptide, & Win a Nook!

Happy Valentines Day to you all! I've lots of love to spread today, and every time I look at where I am and what I'm doing and how much fun I'm having all because you amazing, wonderful, generous, enthusiastic readers out there, I just want to spread some more <3


So, three fun things going on today:


1) Today's the last day to enter my drawing for a classic Nook pre-loaded with all my titles. Rules are here :-)

2) If you leave a comment on this blog post sharing why you love to read romance, I will send you something fun. Might be swag, might be a free ebook, might be a shiny new paperback romance in need of a loving home.

3) Riptide Publishing is holding its first-ever sale today! For today only, until 11:59 PM EST, every title on the Riptide website is 25% off. No coupon codes needed, no limits, no restrictions. Even the pre-sale titles are on sale. And guess which title was just this evening made available for pre-sales? You guessed it!


Click to embiggen that bit of lovely, which is hitting the streets on April 9. Unless you pre-order, of course, in which case you'll get to download it on April 7. Nervous Author will be nervous until then ~_~

That's all for now, folks. I'm off to work on the second Power Play novel, but I promise to re-emerge from the writing cave to draw a winner for the Nook contest later this week.

Happy Valentine's Day, my lovelies!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Win a Classic Nook Pre-Loaded with All My Books!

Greetings all! I'm still in head-down mode, working hard to finish the two Power Play books with Cat Grant and editing lots of fabulous 2012 releases for Riptide, which means it's been kind of quiet on the blogging front. But I'm grateful to you all every day for making it possible for me to do what I love, and since we're coming up on the more-or-less-official holiday of love, I wanted to do a little contest that encourages sharing love.

So first, the prize: I'll be giving away a classic Nook, pre-loaded with all my titles, on Valentine's Day.


How do you enter? Simple! All you have to do is leave a review on any one or more of my books on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or All Romance Ebooks, then email me at metarachel (at) gmail (dot) com with the subject "Nook Review Contest" and the URL of your review or reviews. Each review earns you an entry into the contest, so yes, leaving the same review at all three stores will earn you three entries. (Please remember to be logged in at B&N when you leave your review so I know who to give credit!) If you've already reviewed a title, even if it was months ago, that counts too! Just email me the URL so I know to throw your name in the hat. You can find my Amazon titles here, my B&N titles here, and my ARe titles here.

Now for some fine print. The contest will close at midnight EST on February 14, and I'll do the drawing no later than February 18 (it may take a few days to collate and confirm all the entries). Free titles are excluded from the contest. Please respect the loving spirit of the contest and do not send me links to 1- or 2-star reviews. ARe does not allow you to leave reviews on titles you did not purchase there. Don't forget the subject line in your email or I may not see it. I will ship worldwide, so if your local Amazon shop is not Amazon.com, please feel free to leave a review on .uk or .de or .fr or the like, and those entries will count.

Thank you, and I love you all! :-)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Traveling the World with Stephanie Draven, Laura Kaye, and Leia Rice

A Sexy World Trip for One:
Travel the World with Three Erotica Authors


While Harlequin is known primarily for romance, they also offer hotter fare. Today, authors Stephanie Draven, Laura Kaye and Leia Rice are here to tell us about the unique settings of their books.

Stephanie Draven: The Fever and the Fury is a contemporary paranormal erotic novella set in Budva, Montenegro, near Greece. I chose this location for a few reasons--not the least of which is that it’s known as sort of a place for sinners. Without an extradition treaty to the United States, it has become a sort of wild resort beach town, complete with bright blue ocean and terracotta rooftops. I would love to be sitting under a beach umbrella listening to the ocean during the day, then climb up into the old fortress of the old city where open air theatre takes place under the starlit sky to enchant visitors. It seemed like a very sexy and very hot place to set an erotic novella and I enjoyed every minute of it.

Laura Kaye: In the Service of the Vampire King is an erotic vampire romance novella set on the cliffs of County Antrim in Northern Ireland. This story is the first in my new Vampire Warrior Kings series, and each will tell the story of one of the seven remaining warrior kings and be set in a new exotic location (the second story, which I’m writing now, is set in Moscow, Russia!). Kael was the first of my heroes to speak to me, though, which is why I started the series in Ireland. One of my goals for this series is to weave in the unique culture, history, and material culture/architecture of each featured location into the series, and Castle Dunluce, a real historical site, and the wealth of Celtic symbols (for tattoos), both offered a rich pool to draw from. I’ve never been to Ireland, but it’s on my bucket list of places to visit, particularly as I can trace some of my ancestral roots back to southern Ireland.

Leia Rice: My novella takes place in Revolutionary France, which I find to be such a daring and passionate time in history. Emotions were already peaked then, and people from all over France pushed for change and found it, albeit violently. You’d think it would be hard to write erotica set during a war, but I love the dynamic of it. Soldiers and patriots, Royalists and Citizens. There are so many facets that you can explore and manipulate into really sexy and dramatic situations.

So how about it? Where do you want your erotic romances to take you? Is there somewhere you wish authors would write about?

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About the Authors:

Stephanie Draven is a multi-published award-nominated author of myth-inspired paranormal romance. Writing for HQN Nocturne, Stephanie’s Mythica series asks the question: What if the monsters of ancient mythology still walked the earth...and what if you found out that you were one of them? Currently a denizen of Baltimore, that city of ravens and purple night skies, Stephanie lives there with her favorite nocturnal creatures–three scheming cats and a deliciously wicked husband. And when she is not busy with dark domestic rituals, she writes her books.


Laura Kaye Voted Breakout Author of the Year in the 2011 GraveTells Readers’ Choice Awards, Laura is the bestselling and award-winning author of a half-dozen books. Hearts in Darkness is a finalist for the EPIC eBook Award for Best Novella, Forever Freed won the NJRW Golden Leaf Award for Best Paranormal of 2011, and North of Need, the first book in the Hearts of the Anemoi series, was named GraveTells’ Best Book of 2011 and won their 5-STAR Gold Heart Award, and won Sizzling Hot Read of the Year at Sizzling Hot Books. Laura lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.


Leia Rice is an avid lover of everything Parisian, Ancient Grecian and Ancient Roman. She wishes that women would still wear the pretty dresses and petticoats that they did back in the 18th century, but she’s well aware how much of a pain they must have been. Leia writes historical fiction, romance and erotica in these  areas, because she cannot get enough of each respective time period.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday the 13th Blog Hop Stop - Win a Kindle!

*waves at all the blog hoppers*

Given the theme of today's hop, I almost did something horror-related, but in the end decided to post a preview of mine and Cat Grant's upcoming pair of novels releasing this spring, Power Play: Resistance and Power Play: Awakening. (Which, who knows, might horrify some of you after all ;-p) If you scroll down to the previous entry, you can see the first of our ridiculously amazing cover art, custom-painted courtesy of Riptide Publishing. And if you click beneath the jump, you'll see, well, something distinctly not safe for work. And also, of course, the link to the next blog in the hop, which you'll need to make your way to the entry form for the day's big prize--a shiny new Kindle! (If a little guy-on-guy kink play isn't your thing, scroll down past the excerpt to find the next hop link.)

Clickety clickety!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Drop-dead Gorgeous New Cover Art!

Hello my lovelies! I have been sadly neglecting this little corner of the internets lately, and for that I apologize. But I assure you, it's because Fun Things Are Afoot. In other words, I've been writing. And writing, and writing, and writing. And also editing a lot, because, wow, the Little Publishing House That Could has taken off like a, well, runaway train, and it's full of happy readers and happy authors and just generally keeping all of us kind of insanely busy.

But the other thing that's been eating my time (and my brain) these days is--no, it's not zombies, Kari, shut up--a massive pair of contemporary BDSM novels I've been co-writing with the lovely Cat Grant, she of Once a Marine fame. The first book, Power Play: Resistance, clocks in at 90,000 words of crazy-hot vaguely dubconny nonstop kinkgasm, and is currently in edits for an anticipated Spring 2012 release (Aprilish, hopefully). The second book, Power Play: Awakening, is currently at 32,000 words and rising, just as kinktastic as Resistance, and also happens to feature a chapter-long cameo by Devon and Nicky of Master Class and SUBlime fame. We're aiming for a summer release for this one--the idea being not to keep you waiting more than a couple months between Book 1 and Book 2--so apologies in advance if things remain a little quiet on the blogging front.

Although, I will be back here in two days as part of a Friday the 13th Blog Hop where we'll be giving away a Kindle to one lucky commenter :D

Anyway, you're here for the Power Play: Resistance cover art. And boy is it a doozie. I think it may be my favorite yet. Of kind of anything ever, actually. It's beneath the jump. Don't forget to click to embiggen.

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