Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Lots of events...

A lot is happening the next couple of weeks and my schedule is filling up. So I'll put my schedule here.

Jan 29 - Feb 4 ~ Genre week at Beth Wylde's yahoo group
Mon - Paranormal day
Tue - LGBT day (m/m, f/f, etc)
Wed - Horror
Thu - Erotica (hot and spice, anything goes, BDSM, m/m, m/f/m, etc)
Fri - Historical and Time Travel
Sat - Sweet Romance
Sun - Fantasy/Sci Fi (I think)

I will be around on the bold days

Feb 4 ~ Release of At the Edge at Phaze

**Release Contest**

Feb 5 ~ Author Free for All Interview with Marty Rayne at Dark Ice Goddess Musings

Feb 6 ~ Multi-author and chat party at The D'arc Side

Feb 8 - 14 ~ Rites of Romance Reviews Valentines Week Celebration

8th - Vamps

9th - Sweet Romance

10th - Alternate Lifestyles

11th - Shifters

12th - Erotic

13th - Paranormal

14th - Naughty Excerpt Blowout!

Feb 9 ~ Phaze Fetish Chat at Romance Divas Chatroom ; 9pm EST

Feb 10 ~ The Romance Studio's Book-a-Day Giveaway - A chance to win At the Edge


Monday, January 29, 2007

Second Chances - Prologue

Warning: This work of fiction is designed to be read by those 18 years of age or older. Please leave this blog if you are under the age of 18. Also, this story if of Adult nature for its graphic violence, M/M status, and sexual content If any of these bother you, this is not a story for you.

Prologue
“Why do you make me do these things?” Rob yelled from the living room.

Zack stood before the bathroom mirror bloodied and bruised yet again. He wet one of the black washcloths he kept for just this purpose before he started cleaning the blood from his face. Along with the blood Zack wiped away the tears that were as worthless as a paper sword. At least the eyes were spared this time around.

Zack tried to recall when his life got so fucked up. There had been a time when he and Rob were happy together and in love. But that was long ago and now the fear overpowered any love he once felt for his lover.

Zack knew he should just leave. Get away from this abusive relationship, but he couldn’t. Not after the last time he tried. That attempt had landed him in the hospital with four broken ribs and a severe concussion. He’d told the doctors he’d fallen down the stairs while carrying too many groceries. The truth was that Rob had thrown him down the steps as he tried to leave.
No. Rob had him right where he wanted him. A prisoner. Controlled by fear.

“I’m sorry, baby,” Rob whispered behind him. “You know I don’t mean to do these things to you, but you make me so angry sometimes.”

He reached out and laid his hand on Zack’s shoulder who forced himself not to flinch at the touch. There was no need to anger Rob again so soon after his outburst.

“You know I love you, right? That you are my world.”

“I know,” Zack replied quietly, unable to put up any hint of a fight or let his resentment toward his lover of two years be seen. “I love you too,” he lied. That love had died over a year ago. “I was wrong to make you angry. I’m sorry. I’ll do better.”

Zack tried to side step Rob and leave the bathroom but his lover quickly pulled Zack into his arms. He didn’t resist or object when Rob started undressing him and ran the water in the shower. Zack allowed Rob to draw him under the hot water and tried to hide his revulsion when he felt Rob’s mouth and teeth kissing and nipping at his body, while fingers cruelly twisting his nipples. Zack bit his lip to keep from crying out knowing what Rob expected.

Zack turned and gave Rob his backside, his tears mixing with the water and carried down the drain as Rob took his pleasure, not caring of adding to the already surfacing bruises. Zack stood there and allowed Rob to do as he pleased knowing it was more trouble than it was worth if he showed resistance to him. He knew that tomorrow Rob would act as if none of this ever happened. Pretending not to see the remnants of his angry fists or rough ‘make-up’ sex. Life would continue for Rob, but Zack would remember every slap and punch for as long as he lived.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

My FIRST Review...

And I'm so pumped. It's been a busy weekend with my family so my computer time has been almost nil...however, when I did get to look, I found a review for At the Edge waiting for me. BUT, since this was my first review...I was very nervous. It took me nearly five minutes before I could look at it. Has this happened to anyone else out there? *lol*

Fallen Angels Review has given me 4 angels for At the Edge, a yet to be released book from Phaze.

Ms. Rayne has taken the world of BDSM and added a new light to it for her readers. The characters in the story are well written and flow well together. The plot line was unique and comes as a complete surprise to both the characters and the reader.... Thanks go to Ms. Rayne for a delightful read.

But don't worry, you only have to wait exactly one week before it's available. I'll also be having a contest on Feb 4th for the release. Haven't decided quite yet what to do, but I'm sure I'll figure it out sometime tomorrow :)

Here's the link to the full review:
FAR Review

Friday, January 26, 2007

It's Friday

I know...I've been bad this week by not doing any posting. Please forgive me, those who actually stop by *lol*

Another countdown begins...At The Edge is being released Feb 4th. 9 days from now!!!
SUPER BOWL SUNDAY!!!
So I guess that means I need to come up with a good contest, huh?
Anyone with suggestions for a contest, feel free to leave comments.
I'm in fact doing several contests for the month of February. It is the month of love, right? So make sure you check back here for details.

Also, this weekend I will start my Free Read called Second Chances. I'm wanting to post a chapter a week, but we'll see how my other projects are going.

I know there are several chats and other fun things going on this month, but I'll post those dates next week (once I find where I wrote them -and I thought I was getting organized :S )

Monday, January 22, 2007

Thank you...

Once again, thank you to all who took the time to enter and make my Trio of Contests a success. I've had a great weekend with these contests. So I've decided to shift this last one a bit. The original prize was a grab bag of goodies from me. Well, I had two correct answers to my last question and hate to have to choose the winner (did I ever tell you I'm a bit of a sap? ) So I've decided to give away two prizes ... because I can Here we go...

Day 3 Winners...

* Rhonda
*Janet Worley

Congrats guys
Look for an email from me

Now, I guess it's time to get back to work. In two weeks my book At the Edge is released with Phaze, so I'll be doing more promotions and contests from then to Valentine's day. So, it gives me two weeks to finally get back to my werewolf story that I've put on hold *sigh*

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Final day of Trio of Contests

Once again, I had a great turn out for day 2 of my Trio of Contests. Thank you to all who have taken the time to stop by and answer my questions. I hope you all have enjoyed my excerpts.

The winner for day 2 is...

Kim
Congrats! (I sent you an email)

Ok, on to my last question. This one may be a bit harder. The prize is a goodie bag I've put together.

The last tale in my book, Trio of Tales, is the rewrittten version of what fairy tale?
**hint: Read the blurb carefully. I've left hints**
My Books
**extra hint: We don't find out her name until the end**


Let's see who can figure it out


Thank you again to all who took a few minutes out of your weekend to stop by and help me celebrate the release of my first book. And make sure you check back on occassion. I have another book coming out in two weeks and have several contests planned between the release date and Valentine's day.

I will also start my free read by the 29th, Second Chances.
Zack has been abused by his lover, Rob, and when he thinks life can‘t get any better…he meets Rob‘s twin brother Ryan. But can he see past the face that haunts his nightmares and heal enough to accept real love?

PS...can anyone tell me why my right sidebar is suddenly at the left bottom of the blog? Or is it just on MY computer screen? UGH!

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Day 2 of Trio of Contests

Wow! Thanks to all who took the time to enter the first day of my contest. Here, I thought no one was paying attention to the posts I put around *lol*

Yes, Trio of Tales is released, but it's not yet on Forbidden Publications (crossing fingers that it goes up today) due to some technical problems earlier. In fact, I believe there are more than six books being released *whoo* So make sure you stop by and check them out also.

Winner to DAY 1...
Phyllis Nery
Congrats
Please email me your snail mail address so I may send you the goodie bag
The answer was 3...for now ;)

Ok, here's day 2 question...

Which tale from Trio of Tales:Erotically Ever After is used as an excerpt on my website?

Submit the correct answer to martyrayne@yahoo.com

Today's prize is a free copy of the book.

Good luck!




Extra excerpt from Cynderella...(This is not the excerpt used for the contest. You must go to my site The World of Rayne for the answer)

Late one night Cyn sat on the rooftop and looked up at the cloudless star filled sky. Music from below floated up to her ears. There was a celebration that evening, for the Prince had returned home after being gone for some time. She’d prepared all the guest rooms earlier and with no other duties needed of her, she was free for the rest of the evening.

Suddenly, a bright star shot across the sky before heading right for her. Cyn gasped in surprise and stood quickly. Her mind demanded that she run but her feet were frozen where she stood. She watched fearful as the star slowed and stopped in front of her. With mouth open in shock, Cyn watched the light brighten before materializing into a beautiful young woman. Cyn yelped and stumbled back in fear, her feet finally moving freely.

“Hello Cynderella,” the woman said smilingly.

“How…how do you know my name? Who are you?”

“I’m Lena, your fairy godmother,” she answered in a sweet melodious voice.

“My what?” Cyn asked confused. She thought about pinching herself to make sure she wasn’t in some wild dream. “Ow!” she cried out when the woman reached out and gave her arm a pinch.

“You’re not dreaming, my dear. I’m here to give you your heart’s desire for one night.”

Cyn looked at the woman thinking this woman was clearly mad. She was dressed so strangely, unlike anything Cyn had ever seen before. Her skirt was way too short, going down only mid-thigh. Her top bared the woman’s stomach and there were no sleeves, only thin straps holding her shirt on. Even those of ill repute didn’t wear such scandalous clothing. Then there were the strange piercings in various places on her body. How awkward it must be to have a piercing in the bottom of her lip. Her hair was bright blonde with streaks of pink. Her face was painted with such dark colors. Thick black lining surrounded her eyes and dark, blood red paint smeared her lips.

“Come on, dearie. We haven’t all night. Time is running out.” A wand suddenly appeared in Lena’s hand and she waved it in the air.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Let's get this Party started...

The day has finally arrived. My FIRST book is released today!
Trio of Tales: Erotically Ever After is available starting today at Forbidden Publications

And today starts my Trio of Contests! So are you ready?
It's easy...Just answer my question correctly and I will put you in a drawing to win a goodie bag I've prepared for you.

Friday's Question:

How many books do I have contracted?
*Hint- look on my website under the 'My books' thread*

Just send your answers to martyrayne@yahoo.com
The correct answers will be put into a drawing :)

There's also a Release Party in the chat room at Forbidden Publications tonight at 9pm. Stop by and say hi and join the fun. You hear about the books being released and play games to win prizes.

While I'm here, I might as well give you another excerpt from Trio of Tales...

From Red...

“What exotic eyes you have.” Her voice came out thick but soft, and holding a slight tremble. His fingers gently brushed wild strands of hair from her face before brushing down her cheek.

Conner knew his hunger was blazing strong, making the gold in his eyes brighten. “All the better to view your beautiful body with.” His voice was nearly a growl.

She whimpered in response to his tone as his lips descended upon her. His lips scalded hers, their heat making her open to him with a gasp. His tongue took the opportunity to press inside her mouth, exploring, dominating. He could feel the rumble of her moans vibrate against his chest and into their joined mouths. Her scent of desire mingled with her sweet taste was slowly driving Connor mad with need.

Connor pulled away, his mouth filled with her taste but he didn’t go far. He nipped at her swollen lip, her breath coming out in small pants hitting on his own sensitive lips.

“What soft lips you have,” she breathed.

“All the better to taste your sweetness,” he answered with a crooked smirk.

She moved beneath him, the silk of her bra rubbing on his bare chest, sending a shiver down his spine. Her legs shifted and wrapped tightly around his leather clad ones, pinning him to her. The movement caused her folds to tighten around his bulge, threatening to destroy his control. He growled and attacked her neck, kissing her creamy soft skin. He caught her flesh between his teeth and marked her before moving down.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

2 days until release...

After a week of blood, sweat, and tears ;) I've finished Journey to the Dark Side *doing happy dance* It's 12,182 words. Let's just hope Phaze is ok with it being a little over the 12K limit.

Here's another excerpt from Trio of Tales: Erotically Ever After.

From Cynderella...

Cyn’s lips parted in surprise as this magnificent creature who stood naked before her. Never had she seen a man completely without clothing, so to see this strange man, his long length hanging between his legs, sent a shudder through her body.

“Who are you?” Trevor asked gruffly, crossing his arms over his chest, not at all trying to conceal his nakedness.

Cyn’s mouth opened to speak but the words died in her throat. His masculine beauty had rendered her speechless. She tried again, seeing the impatience in his eyes. She didn’t want him to throw her out before she could say a word.

“I’m Cynderella,” she answered, hoping her voice didn’t sound too squeaky.

“And why is it that you are laying upon my bed?” His voice was cold even as his eyes wandered her exposed body.

“I’m here to pleasure you, m’lord.” Cyn sat up and gave what she hoped was a gentle yet sexy smile. Though she had her doubts that she could actually go through with this, she was not about to give up her one chance to fulfill a fantasy. No, she wouldn’t give up too quickly, no matter the distrust that shined in his eyes.

Trevor stepped closer, his arms lowering to his sides. “What makes you think I need pleasure on this night?” His voice had softened seeing her smile.

“All men crave pleasure, m’lord. But from the way you made your entrance, I feel you are in great need of release.” Cyn’s voice was as smooth as silk as she slipped into the role of a seductress. She practically purred at him and was surprised at how natural this suddenly felt. Could this really be her saying these things?

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Trio of Tales Cover

It's here! The cover for Trio of Tales is here! And ML Benton did an Awesome job! Thanks




With this great news, let's get on to an excerpt. Remeber, Trio of Tales comes out this Friday, the 19th from Forbidden Publications .

~*~*~*~*~*~*~

From "What's in a name?"

The woman went to Tristan. With the lightest touch, she laid her hand against his cheek. “You surrendered yourself to me. This is your home, not a prison. You will be safe from harm here.”
He pulled away from her touch as he felt his agitation calm. He wanted to feel his anger. It was something he could take hold of, something that was his and not enchanted.


“Don’t touch me. Just leave me be. Go away.”


“I can’t.” She shook her head, a little confused at his reaction. Had he not willingly given his oath to her? She had saved him from a cruel fate. Did he think that she would just leave when he said? “You are my responsibility. I must care for you.”


Tristan looked at her and saw the irritation that flared in her eyes. The emotion made her eyes shine brightly, the colors nearly twinkling. He saw a glimpse of fire within her and was drawn to it. His eyes lowered to her lips and found that there was a most beguiling curve to their lusciousness. He jerked his eyes away and turned his back to her to stare at the fire.


He heard her sigh before she called his name. He fought the urge to turn and go to her. She said his name again, this time with a firm and commanding tone. His body responded before he could fight it, turning back to her against his will. His breath caught as he looked upon her unclothed body. She was seated on the couch.


“On your hands and knees Tristan.” She commanded in the same authoritative tone that made his body do her will. “Now, crawl to me and kneel.”


His body responded to her commands, no matter how his muscles fought it. He found himself kneeling before her but his anger was escalating.


“What have you done to me?” he growled at her savagely. He realized that his body…no his will, was no longer his own.


“I have done nothing. It was you who gave yourself to me. By surrendering yourself you have given all to me, including your body to do with as I please.”


Her eyes met his, loving the fire anger brought to him. His body was rigid and she could see his muscles twitching in revolt. He looked so alive at that moment, and she felt his emotions bursting inside of her as if they were her own.


The dark haired vixen slid off the couch and kneeled before Tristan. She leaned forward and let her lips give his a gentle caress. He was surprised when his lips responded to her touch. She deepened the kiss as he opened his mouth fully to her, reveling in her sweet taste. At that moment, he was unsure if his actions were caused by what she wanted or what he really wanted to do. Thinking of it only confused him more.


He felt her hands travel his body, her fingers brushing over his strained muscles. Her mouth pulled away only to start laying kisses under his earlobe. Tristan tried to ignore her touch and lips as he gasped for breath. He tried to turn his mind to a matter of distraction but failed as his mind brought forth images of her eyes, lips, and body. In spite of her tricking him and his hostile attitude toward her, he couldn’t deny the desire that surged within his body. From the first moment he’d seen her, he had wanted her.

Monday, January 15, 2007

4 days until Trio is available...

4 days!!!! I'm so psyched
I'm still waiting on the cover but I should have it soon.

Starting tomorrow, I'll be posting excerpts here each day until Sunday. So make sure to stop by and check them out.

As promised, here are the details to my upcoming contest:

To celebrate the release of my book “Trio of Tales: Erotically Ever After” I’m hosting a Trio of Contests. Not one contest, but three. There will a total of three days and one contest for each day on my Blog: Erotic Times

It will start on Friday, Jan 19th. I’ll post a question on my blog. Send your answer to martyrayne@yahoo.com . If you answer it correctly, I will put your name in a drawing. Another question will be asked Saturday, then a third Sunday. The winners will be chosen the same way each time…a drawing of the correct answers.

Prizes:
Friday 19th = a goodie bag
Saturday 20th = a free copy of “Trio of Tales”
Sunday 21st = a goodie bag

It starts FRIDAY Jan 19th

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Countdown begins...

And it begins...

5 days until my first book Trio of Tales: Erotically Ever After is released by Forbidden Publications. I've got several things planned for this coming week and the contest I will be running this coming weekend to celebrate this release. Tomorrow I will put out a schedule and details of some of the things happening in Jan and Feb for me :)

Other than that, I've been hard at work on a story I'm planning on submitting to Phaze for their 'Force' Heatsheet. I've got two more chapters to write, which should be done by tomorrow night since my hubby will be watching football tonight *lol* I'm having trouble with a title *sigh* Perhaps it will come to me after it's finished.

Isn't this delicious?? *drool*

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Hump Day

*LOL* I always liked that saying for Wednesday :)

Good morning! Just dropping by to let you know that I will starting a free read here on my blog come the end of January. It was a story I wrote with a good friend, StormBear. She's given me permission to redo it and use it as a free read just for those of you who come by. It's called "Second Chances".

I will warn you however that it is a M/M story and there are graphic descriptions of abuse and of course sex ;). It's a story of how a man can heal old scars despite falling for another who looks just like his abusive lover (yes, it's a twin story). But I'll have more on that later. I'm also going to actually dust off the photoshop and make my own cover for it.

Everyone have a great day...

9 days until Trio of Tales release

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Ho Hum

I haven't posted in several days...sorry about that. Between vacation and trying to get my deadlines met, I've not had a whole lot of time to play. *sigh*

However, Jan 19th is my release date for Trio of Tales: Erotically Ever After at Forbidden Publications

Then Feb 4th the release of At the Edge at Phaze will be keeping busy the next couple of weeks with promotions and such. I'll also be doing some contests.

I'm also working on a story for Phaze's Force Heatsheet. Still trying to think of a title.

But I'll be around later this weekend for some details on my upcoming contests.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Tired Thursday...

I spent the day with my family at Disney's Animal Kingdom and am absolutely pooped today. What happened to the days when I could spend a day walking around a theme park and never get tired or aching feet? Nor would I be sore the next day *sigh* I guess that's the price we pay for growing old. *lol*
We had a great time but we never did get to do 'Everest Expedition'. They were not doing the fast pass that Disney offers on it and every time we checked the line it was over a 2 hours wait. I'm sorry, but I refuse to wait THAT long to ride something that lasts less than 5 minutes.
Well, today is recoup day because we go to Disney MGM tomorrow. *note to self...dress cool since it's supposed to be 82 degrees*

FUNNIE...

A woman was helping her husband set up his new computer, and at theappropriate time in the process, told him he would now need to enter apassword. Something he would use to log-on. Her husband was in arather amorous mood and figured he would try for the shock effect tobring this to his wife's attention. So, when the computer asked him toenter his password, he made it plainly obvious to his wife that he waskeying in:

P...
E...
N...
I...
S...

His wife fell out of her chair laughing when the computer replied

***PASSWORD INVALID...........NOT LONG ENOUGH***

Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year!!



Happy New Year!


I hope everyone had a good time last night and stayed safe.

Oh, and "Who Says Three's a Crowd" is now complete! I'm so exicted. *doing happy dance* One story down...many more to go