Bought’s Release!

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Bought: A Ripples in the Status Quo Story is now available!

When he agreed to take the fall for his pack leader’s failed attempts to help the rebellion, Jace was sure he wouldn’t live long enough to regret it. However, instead of the noble end he envisioned, the werewolf finds himself thrown to the mercy of a witch and his depraved games. At first sure he can withstand anything his new master can dish out, it isn’t long before he realizes pride has no place in his new life as the pet of the controlling Elias Ivers.

Warnings: This title contains graphic language and male/male sex of dubious consent between a slave and his master. Anal, rimming, and a little bit of puppy play also make appearances.

Still working on getting it sorted; it’s listed as $0.99 at Amazon, but it’s correctly priced as free with Smashwords, eXcessicaGoogle Play and Kobo. Hoping to get it up at B&N soon.

If anyone has the time or the inclination, I’d really appreciate help trying to get Amazon to recognize the price of free. To do this:

Go to http://www.amazon.com/Bought-Ripples-Status-Quo-Story-ebook/dp/B01AMKZVM4/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8.
Click the “tell us about a lower price” option.
Report any or all of these links as being priced as $0 with a shipping cost of $0, depending on what you feel like doing. I appreciate any help. <3

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/R_Phoenix_Bought_A_Ripples_in_the_Status_Quo_Story?id=r01hCwAAQBAJ&hl=en

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/608296

https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/bought-a-ripples-in-the-status-quo-story

http://www.excessica.com/books/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=22&products_id=1006

https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-boughtaripplesinthestatusquostory-1968716-351.html

If you like it (or if you don’t), I’d love feedback. This one’s quite a bit darker than Recoil or Ravel.

Jace and Elias will make another appearance in Go, which is slated for release in March.

January 9, 2016 Snippet

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If you don’t already know about it, there’s this amazing group on Facebook called Rainbow Snippets. Each week, we share 6 sentences of a work–something published, something in progress, something about to come out or whatnot. There are some really astoundingly good snippets in here, and I’ve been amazed by how much you can learn of a story in only six sentences.

My snippet for this week is for my M/M Paranormal Erotica that’s going to be released on 1/15/16. I’m a little nervous about it, because it’s extremely dark; my other two haven’t been sunshine and rainbows (?? and HFN, respectively) but this one is definitely nowhere near HEA. (Still in the very final editing stages; I edit until the last minute since I do my own editing.) This book will be free; however, Amazon is a pain with free titles, so it may take a day or two to reflect there. I would ask that you get it through Amazon simply for the exposure if you’re interested. I’ll let you know when it goes to $0.

Here goes!

Pain and pleasure blurred together until one became indistinguishable from the next, and his entire world consisted of the cock in his ass. Someone could have offered him freedom then and there, naming only denial of orgasm as the price, and he’d have refused them. Long, cool fingers curled around his shaft as Elias leaned over him, and Jace gasped both at the sensation itself and the feeling of the man’s warm flesh against his back.

Suspended there at the edge of climax, on the verge of coming, he felt good–so, so good–and the world fell completely away. He rutted like the bitch in heat the witch wanted him to be against those fingers as the witch’s voice rasped in his ear, “good boy.” If he could create enough friction to find some sort of relief from this tidal wave of lust, would it finally overcome whatever the witch had done to him?

From Bought: A Ripples in the Status Quo Story.

Bought: A RISQ Story

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Bought: A Ripples in the Status Quo Story is due out for release on Friday, January 15, 2016. This story is a M/M erotica short set in the RISQ universe.

Ripples in the Status Quo is a series featuring stories within a world where the supernatural beings of the world seized control from humans and relegated them to the bottom of the food chain. Used for food, entertainment, and worse, nothing protects them from the hands of those who claim them as slaves.

In Bought, Jace finds himself in over his head when he’s purchased by the witch Elias Ivers…

EXCERPT:

Jace pulled again and again, snarling; if they wanted to treat him like he was a feral beast, then he was going to act like a fucking beast. He knew perfectly well that the metal had been wrought by smiths who knew the perfect alloys to hold even vampires in their grasps, and he knew that even if the chains began to falter with age, the spells would hold. It didn’t fucking matter. Futile or not, he wasn’t going to just sit on his hind legs like some obedient mutt.

“Are you sure you want it?” the vampire asked the witch, her eyes cutting to him as she regained her composure. “It’s a menace and a pain in the ass.”

I’ll show you pain in the ass, bitch. I’ll show you what it’s like to be an it, to have your free will taken from you. Take one step out of line. Miss one word of one compulsion. Let me find one weak link in this chain. I fucking dare you. Give me one chance, and I’ll rip you to shreds.

Crazy Week

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So, as some of you know, I’m not able to “work” right now because!reasons. So I’m a full-time student, stay-at-home mother, housewife, gardener and duck herder extraordinaire. My days are pretty full from start to finish, which is why I say “work.” This is harder than anything I’ve done before, and working 8-5 was easier than all of this.

That being said, I am by and large happier than I have been in a long time. There are things I can’t go into, but suffice it to say this is much better for me. I’ve been sitting on a degree I’ve found largely useless since 2008, and now I’m back in school – all online courses. I’ve been taking 2 since the start of December, but this week, I pick up a third class because of scheduling issues.

It’s going to be rough, but worth it.

That being said, I’m well on my way to being finished with Bought: A RISQ Story. I’m ~4500 words into the first draft, but it’s not meant to be long. This is supposed to be an erotic short, and with any luck, I’ll keep it under 7-8k. We’ll see. This one’s meant to be for free to just expose people to my work (resisting the urge to make an immature comment here), though I’m admittedly nervous.

I can’t wait to share the cover with you. It’s really, really gorgeous. The publication date is 1/15/16.

And on that note, time to get to coursework and writing!

January 2, 2016

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I didn’t realize just how much could be conveyed in six sentences until I joined the group Rainbow Snippets. The weekly share has definitely gotten my interest on some new books. My “to read” list is starting to get a little crazy!

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Right as he remembered how to breathe and started to scramble to his feet, he heard a low growl emanating from a few feet away.

Fuck, fuck, fuck! For fuck’s sake, when I said I needed to be fucked in a bad way, it was a figure of speech, not a request!

“Oh, no you don’t,” a deep masculine voice rumbled, and before the last syllable could reach his ears, he felt the subtle weight of a foot atop his ribcage. At least, it might have been a foot. He hadn’t thought they came in size behemoth.

-6 Sentences From Ravel: A Ripples in the Status Quo Story

Recoil Reviews!

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I will freely admit I’m not very good at updating these, even though I’m trying. I’ve gotten two reviews so far on Recoil, which is really amazing to see! I’ve also been reading and reviewing other books, which I update on the What I’m Reading tab.

5 Star Review at Amazon.com

Characters
The characterization in this book is great — you get an excellent sense of each character, some allusions to their backgrounds to understand their motives, and believable growth. A surprising amount of characterization fits very well into this short piece.

Setting
The setting is what it says on the label. The setting is what created the story, but you only catch glimpses of the bigger world through the story. I found myself interested in learning more, and can’t wait for next installments to continue to expand on the dichotomy going on in the background. I enjoyed the way the world was presented: through glimpses and comments about a character’s past, rather than expository pages filling in the blanks. It keeps the mystery alive.

Writing
My favorite part about this book is the writing. While the characters and setting is great, the writing is what can weave it all together into a short read absolutely worth your time. It is this, even above the characters and setting, that has me wanting more.

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This book is certainly worth its price, and is a quick read that lets you immerse yourself into another world that is both rich and unique. Another book in the world has already been released, so the author is really investing into the setting. Don’t pass up this rewarding experience!

4 Star Review at Amazon.com

I brought this ebook on a whim and it turned out to be a great read, very much worth the effort and for such a low price, you really can’t go wrong. It’s a really enjoyable and interesting take on a supernatural world where humans are now on the bottom of society. The character’s have great chemistry and there are some pretty hot scenes! I can’t wait to read more in this world. 😀

The Obligatory First Post

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r phoenix:

  • does not enjoy starting websites and blogs;
  • has been writing seriously fucked up things for as long as she can remember;
  • wishes she had more time to read;
  • has ducks (Muscovy and Cayuga);
  • has a bachelor’s degree in english language and literature;
  • (and she didn’t work in her field after earning said degree);
  • is (back) in school for computer things;
  • is currently glaring at the lack of capitalization two lines up but doesn’t want to break the lowercase trend;
  • likes writing m/m relationships in a supernatural setting, which is probably good considering that’s what she writes;
  • is not-so-secretly pleased with herself for abbreviating ‘ripples in the status quo’ as risq. don’t ask what happened to the t;
  • talks about herself in the third person and blames it on being a mom.

Oh, and eXcessica recently published my first book, a M/M paranormal romance named Recoil: A Ripples in the Status Quo Story. My next book, Ravel: A RISQ Story, will be published 12/25/2015.