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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Years from Missy Lyons!

Happy New Year's everyone!

It's time to end the year 2011, whether we are ready or not--and I am ready!!

I am finding myself looking back over the year and evaluating what I did well and what didn't work. I think 2011 kicked my butt and then turned around and did it again. My husband lost his eye this year and my babygirl underwent a her first surgery. My priorities changed and I began to deal with what was most important to me--family. I stopped writing for the first half of the year and then took it up again in Summer and Fall and I think my word count for the year ended up being around 80,000 words. Not bad for putting my writing on a back burner. It's been quite a ride. Now I can't wait for this year to end so I can take the reins back to my life and get this horse and pony show started. lol

In 2012 I already have two releases scheduled and plans to use my time more wisely. I have a few friends that have already written down a list of the books they plan to write. Me? I'm not so organized, but I will be writing.

What are your plans for the New Year?

Lots of love to you all and I hope all your hopes and dreams come true for 2012! Happy New Years!

Missy Lyons www.missylyons.com

Tonight I plan to break out the bubbly and celebrate until I can't party anymore and then I'll be sleeping it off tomorrow just like this guy. lol Enjoy your New Year's y'all!


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

New Release - WHC: Stripping Christmas by Zenobia Renquist

Out Now!!

Stripping Christmas
White Hot Christmas (multi-author series)
by Zenobia Renquist

Changeling Press

eBook ISBN: 978-1-60521-716-1
Genre: Erotic Romance, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Fey/Elves, Interracial, Magic, Christmas
Price: $2.99/US

Alex is firmly on the naughty list, and she wants Santa to join her.

Alex thought she was going to a job. Instead she ends up marrying the heir to the title of Santa Claus. The vows have been said and cannot be taken back, even if Alex isn't the ideal bride Kris was hoping for to re-energize the powers of the House of Kringle. But Alex is about to teach him that being a little naughty -- or a lot -- can go a long way.

Buy Now: http://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=1740

Read Excerpt #1: http://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=1740

Read Excerpt #2: http://zenobiarenquist.com/bookshelf/stripping-christmas

Full first chapter available online at D. Renee Bagby Presents First Chapters blog on 20 December 2011.

Purchase this title and/or any of the other White Hot Christmas titles and you are entered to win Free eBooks for a Year from Changeling Press. Each purchase of a White Hot Christmas title is an entry. Contest ends 31 December. Full details available HERE.

Zenobia Renquist
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Friday, October 14, 2011

Spooky YA list for Halloween -

Halloween Listmania features ten spooky books, each 99 cents, suitable for YA, described as bewitching offerings from 10 authors whose credits include Kindle Bestsellers, Romantic Times Top Picks, and Rita and Eppie award winners! And yea! My short story collection is included. These are stories based on the Mudflat characters and have been previously published in magazines and anthologies.

If you have a YA in the family, pass along this list. Most of these books are only at this lowered price through October 31.

Click logo for direct link to Amazon Spooky Tales Listmania.
Phoebe Matthews

Saturday, February 5, 2011

New BDSM Book Release: Chains of Love

I am very pleased to present the newest release of Hot Tropica books, Chains of Love! If you love hawt men dressed in drag and werewolves who stalk the streets at night looking for their prey, then this is the book for you.

Chains of Love
by Mercedes Black
Published by Hot Tropica books
Price $5.99


Detective Colt Bacard is fighting against time to find a serial killer in Fort Lauderdale, and he is not ready to believe the superstitious nonsense that everyone else is spouting off. There's no such thing as vampires and there has got to be a simple explanation to the trademark holes in each of the victim’s neck.

He is willing to go deep undercover to find the serial killer. Even if that means he has to wear lipstick and high heels to do it.

Dressing as a female to help lure out the killer, he finds an honest to God werewolf whom he can't help but feel an attraction to.

Griffin knows better than to interfere when a human stumbles into his world, but the sexy detective has no idea of the danger he is in, or what his poking around and questions may unearth. When Colt threatens to arrest the leader of the pack of renegade vampire, Griffin is left with little choice except to take the man into protective custody. Colt doesn't go willingly, but it isn't long before his captive heart submits to his new master. Will their love be enough to face life threatening danger together?

Chains of Love
by Mercedes Black

The scent filling the bathroom turned him on. Tonight he would become as close to a girl as he could without losing his manhood. He cupped his dick in his hands, smoothing around the outside, stroking it until it became harder and stiffer. He needed to come now, so he would not get a hard on while he was with a guy. White cum spurted from the tip of his cock and he leaned against the tile wall letting the hot water fall over his body, washing away any of the soap residue and the evidence of his cum.

He felt some of the tension leave his body, but knew instinctively it wasn’t going to be enough. He dried himself off and exited the shower. He tried on the clothes, and put on the makeup, first the eye shadow and mascara along with a bit of rouge for his cheeks, and finally a black lipstick. He smacked his lips together admiring his work in the mirror. He looked good, but with the wig of short black gothic styled hair, he looked even better.

He looked more like a girl, than most girls, soft and feminine. He practiced using another voice. It was a different tone and pitch than he usually used, mysteriously sexy. This was going to work.

And then, he just stripped his clothes and jacked off some more. It was only six o’clock so he had plenty of time before the official auction. He put in a favorite gay porn movie, watching the guys fuck each other and he masturbated fast and furious. He came a lot, hoping this would help him keep from getting a hard on if he got with another guy tonight. He came until his dick was limp and ached from the workout he gave it. If that didn’t work, he wasn’t sure what would.

He cleaned himself up once more, and then began dressing again. His thigh high nylons slipped on over each leg, and then he put his penis holder on and his sexy panties over the top.

No one was going to be able to tell he was a man.

He put the corset on, and slipped the 36C fake breasts in on each side. He looked down at his new breasts and grinned. This would have everyone bidding on him in this auction, every straight guy in the room. Then he carefully slipped into the low cut dress and put on the high heels. He looked back one last time at the mirror, admiring his handiwork.

He may have to try doing this on his own free time in the near future and not when he was just looking for a killer. The idea of fucking a straight boy who thought he was a woman was hot.

And nobody could tell him he didn’t look damn good as a woman.


Now available at Smashwords, ARE, Bookstrand, and most major ebook retailors.
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

One of the Most Outrageous Examples Of Piracy Ever

Here is an egregious example of a shameless copyright infringer advising others how to make money over the internet.

General Chat - How Do We Make A Living ONLINE

"Max" writes (and I quote under the Fair Use provisions of the law, for the purposes of education and commentary and reportage)

I have been making a living online for around 10 years now. You are right, it's not easy!
It takes a lot of time and patience. One thing I have noted over the years is that its important to build a database of 'members' or customers, and keep in touch with them, but only when you have something useful to say!

I have used 'freebies' or 'giveaways' to entice people to join my services. This works well as it cost's absolutely nothing to giveaway a free book (for example), but you can guarantee that they will read your next email!

Over the years I have managed to build a small 'stable' of steady online businesses (I am a strong believer in 'bread and butter' income, and not the 'fast buck' ideas... which rarely work anyway!) through shear hard work and countless hours. I love the web and it's possibilities, however, you must always keep in mind, that its those people with money, are generally the ones who get the exposure, since they throw big bucks at their online projects for marketing campaigns

The answer to this, is to find a real niche, then put your all into it!

Marketing Chat appears to be a "sponsor" of a book giveaway site, and since "Marketing Chat" links fold back to the freebie site, and to the home page and yahoogroup of the known and blatant copyright infringers most recently known as "BooksForNothing" I infer that Max is linked to the freebie master.

In fact, they post

Dear Members

This should make you feel that membership is worthwhile!

Here is 106 Free Business Books (you have to join their free Yahoo group first, but you will be amazed at the 1000's of books they give away, including other books like fiction, crafts, audio books etc!)

This selection of biz books is quite extensive, and there is definitly something there for everyone!


YAHOO has refused to do a thing about this brazen, copyright infringing YAHOOGROUP for years. When I reported the group to YAHOO, yahoo banned me!

You many well be amazed at the 100's of books they give away... but the fact is, most of these books are given away by persons who have no right whatsoever to give those books away, and they do so in knowing and blatant violation of the authors' and publishers' rights.

GOOGLE, YAHOO, PAYPAL, FILESONIC all profit from this piracy, and all either drag their heels or do nothing to put a stop to this rampant, deliberate piracy, while Movie companies, Book Publishers, Software Manufacturers, Musicians, and others are ripped off.

They post this message:

Please note: Our pages get shut down on a regular basis (the book companies do not like us!) so join the club (form below) and you will never miss out on the latest goodies!
Seeing the above, can there be any doubt that they are aware that they are infringing copyright? Why would any reasonable person think that book companies would be successful in getting files deleted, if not for DMCA notices?

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