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Originally posted by beren_writes at Free Ebook for All Hallows Read - In the Event of Death by Sophie Duncan and Natasha Duncan-Drake
Trick or Treat :)
Last year Soph and I created a book for All Hallows Read and this year we are continuing the tradition.

What is All Hallows Read I hear you ask? This is what their website says:
All Hallows’ Read is a Hallowe’en tradition. It’s simply that in the week of Hallowe’en, or on the night itself, you give someone a scary book.
It was started by Neil Gaimen and we think it is a wonderful idea. So Sophie and Tasha have each written a spooky short story and we have put them together in a book called In The Even of Death.

Last year we put the book on Amazon because we wanted as many people to see it as possible, but the restrictions of KDP Select (the only way to have a free book when we actually need it) were uncomfortable so this year we have put it on Smashwords and on our website for free download. The link below will take you to the main page for the book so you can choose where you would like to download it.

We very much hope you like the stories and would greatly appreciate it if you would tell your friends about the book. Many thanks.

NEW FREE SPOOKY BOOK FOR HALLOWEEN
2 Short Stories
by Sophie Duncan and Natasha Duncan-Drake

Two short stories of the spooky kind created for All Hallows Read 2013.

This book is available free until 7th November 2013 and can be downloaded at the Wittegen Site or at Smashwords.

After that the price will rise and the free downloads below will be removed.

The Visitor by Natasha Duncan-Drake
Alice is spending the night in a dreary little seaside guest house, which is hell, and the last thing she expects is a late night visitor, the significant word being 'late'.

Ruderbaker by Sophie Duncan
Ellie meets Jack and he tells her and her friends a story of the ghostly, horror kind and sometimes stories have consequences.
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Originally posted by beren_writes at Fic: Awkward Moment, (PG, Charlie Waterman Flashfic)
As I am sure you have noticed me mention, I have a new book out this week. It is called Cat's Confidence and it is book 3 in The Chronicles of Charlie Waterman. In honour of the release I have written a little flashfic for this week's Drabble Cascade. It is a tag scene to the book, but has no spoilers, so it can be enjoyed by all.

Awkward Moment
by Natasha Duncan-Drake

Charlie opened the door from his bedroom and stepped out into his living room, where Alexander was waiting for him. They were still on their break after the last Task and they'd decided to take a trip to a world neither of them had visited before. Thanks to losing himself in the library all morning, Charlie was running late.

"Sorry," he apologised and then stopped, because he saw what Alexander was doing.

His friend had one of his many books in hand and was scanning through it. When Alexander looked up and lifted one perfectly shaped eyebrow, Charlie wasn't sure what to say.

"A stake through the heart would kill anything," Alexander said, "not just vampires."

"So would beheading," Charlie agreed, "and fire," at which point he realised, that possibly wasn't the most tactful thing to say.

Of course Alexander had to have picked up the book about evil vampires. The only vampire he knew couldn't have gone for one of the ones about dragons, because he wasn't that lucky.

"Now you know why everyone on Earth thinks vampires are fictional," he added with an awkward shrug; "none of the vampire lore actually makes sense."

Alexander stood up and placed the book back on the shelf without another comment and Charlie really hoped the book hadn't offended his friend. Books about evil white guys didn't offend him, but then half the universe didn't have the wrong idea about his race, so he wasn't sure he could judge.

"Shall we go?" Alexander asked and didn't sound overly bothered, but sometimes it was hard to tell.

"Yeah," Charlie agreed and plastered on a smile.

"That book did get one thing right," Alexander added as he lifted his arm to create a portal.

"Really?" Charlie asked, honestly surprised.

"Yes," Alexander said and paused in a way that wasn't overly dramatic at all, well not for a vampire anyway, "we are all devilishly handsome and good in bed."

The whole speech was delivered with a perfectly serious demeanour, so it took Charlie a moment to catch up.

"Oh you bastard," he said and laughed, "I was really worried there for a second."

Alexander merely gave him a superior smirk as the portal flared into life.

~*~
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01 October 2013 @ 10:24 am
Originally posted by beren_writes at Cat's Confidence out today :)
It's launch day! Yay!


Cat's Confidence is out today and for one week until 8th Oct is is $2.99, after that it's going up to $3.29, so get in early for the better deal.



It's available on Amazon, Smashwords, Apple, B&N and Kobo at the moment and will be on other sites shortly (thank you Smashwords aggregate program).



All the buy links are here at the main book page.



Summary:

The Seer says that a Questor is always prepared for the Task for which they are chosen and Charlie has been a Questor long enough to know the Seer is always right. Still, it never occurred to him that being ready would mean specific training for a specific Task. Charlie, Kaelyn and Alexander are given six weeks to become a Dragon Warrior team: all they need to do is master magical telepathy, archery, flying and, the trickiest of all, how to put on a dragon-harness in under five minutes!


Once through the portal in the land of Snijela, they must pass as veterans, make friends with other dragons and figure out why they've actually been sent on their Task in the first place. Add in a volatile young queen, two feuding nations either on the verge of peace or all out war, as well as spies, sexism and an alarming acceleration in Charlie's premonitions, and nothing is ever going to be straightforward.



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COME ON OVER TO FANTASY BOYS XXX BLOG FOR DRABBLE CASCADE #8!

Our word of the week is 'summer' - can you be inspired and tell us in just 100 words?

Well, if you can't - seekrit message - we have an extra category we're trying out this week, as well as drabbles, we're interested to see your flash fiction (fiction under 500 words) - so, come and join in, it's fun, we promise:)
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So, the A to Z Blogging Challenge April 2013 is over. We hope you enjoyed Drabblerotic, our spicy little 100 word fics from A to Z, we certainly enjoyed writing them! :)



Reflections

When we first heard of the A to Z Challenge, we weren't sure if a fiction blog would fit into the scheme of things, but it sounded like an interesting blog hop. Thus, we had to think about what an erotic romance blog like ours could do consistently for 26 posts, and the idea of drabbles came up. We thought it was a fun idea and would give our readers a bitesize piece of fiction to enjoy every day during the challenge. What we found when we began preparing for the challenge and pre-scheduling the drabbles in order to give us enough time to edit and present them, that we both enjoyed the challenge of capturing something in exactly 100 words. It sometimes takes hours to tweak a piece enough to say what you really want to say.


A comment from a reader when we began to advertise Drabblerotic, about how much fun she also found writing drabbles then sparked off more thoughts. So, out of our preparations for the A to Z came an idea to run a community blog hop around 100 words: The Drabble Cascades, which we now run on a weekly basis. Our readers have given us seed words, and, each week, we pick one randomly from the list, post it and ask anyone who wants to join in to write a drabble inspired by that word. We've been running for 8 weeks now and we have a wonderful bunch of regulars, but, of course, we're always looking for more writers! We're also expanding into flash fiction! So, thanks A to Z, without that little push, we wouldn't be where we are with our community now.

Finally, the best thing about this whole A to Z, we think, has been the A to Z Ambassadors, wonderful folks who popped by the blog before and during the challenge to offer encouragement and wisdom. Thanks, Ambassadors, you made us feel really welcome! :D

So What's Next for FB3X?


Well, we'll be continuing with our scheduled book releases, we have one out imminently, The Trade, by Tasha D-Drake.

And Drabble Cascades will be carrying on in their weekly cycle every Tuesday.
We're always looking for new inspiration, though, so we wanted to ask you, our readers, what you'd like to read, and to seed your thoughts we'd like to use Drabblerotic.  So, our question is:

Are there any Drabblerotic Drabbles you'd like to read more about?

Let us know by dropping us a note in the post comments and we'll see what we can do about developing them into longer stories.

FB3X's A to Z Challenge Posts - Drabblerotic
 
 
NOW AVAILABLE


by
Sophie Duncan

$1.50/£0.98/EUR1.18
Amazon US, UK*

The Hidden War has been raging unseen my normal eyes for generations and Zac Kithrall, demon-seer, and Damon Wulfres, demon-raiser, have grown up on opposite sides of it.

Zac knows these truths, but when he finds himself mostly helpless and under Damon's control, he can't remember why he trusts his enemy, or why they are running from both sides in the war. Weak, and fighting a raging power that is threatening to tear him apart from the inside, Zac is forced to rely on Damon, friend or foe, and, together, they face a race against time to prevent Armageddon.

The End Of The Journey is the first story in The Hidden War Series.

The Hidden War is a YA Contemporary Fantasy containing a male/male romance.

*Also available from all other Amazon locations.
 
 
 
 

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Originally posted by beren_writes at New Title: Out of the Frying Pan by Tasha D-Drake
Sorry this wasn't up yesterday, for some reason Amazon told me I had successfully published, but it was only showing up on the US site for hours. Everything seems to be up and running this morning though.

I actually wrote this one last year as a commission at http://PennyDreadfuls21.com and it came out of it's 60 exclusivity period on 24th Dec, but, truth be told, I totally forgot about it until now :). My commissioner asked for modern setting, male/male, a vampire and a human in a situation bringing them together with conflict from one or both that meant they really didn't want an entanglement. This short story is what I came up with.

Please be aware it has mature content.

Title: Out of the Frying Pan
Author: Tasha D-Drake
Price: US $0.99, UK £0.77, EUR0.89

Dan works his magic with food as a new up and coming chef, what he does not need is his restaurant being destroyed by an explosion and ending up trapped with the UK's hottest food critic in what's left of his kitchen. When vampirism enters the equation it makes things a whole lot worse.

Our main site's running a little slow this morning (I assume Dreamhost are up to something) so here are some direct links in case it fails to load.
Amazon US | Amazon UK |Smashwords This entry was originally posted at http://beren-writes.dreamwidth.org/231592.html.