Saturday, December 10, 2016

Giveaway: Turn the Page Anthology ( Various Authors)

Title: Turn The Page …. A Charity Anthology

Author/s: Tempeste O’Riley, Dianne Hartsock, Nikki Prince, Grace R. Duncan, Sue Brown, Aine P Massie, Carole Cummings, Hope Ryan, Mark Zubro, Antonia Aquilante, D. Zander Crane

Genre: Varied LGTBQ Romances ~ M/M F/F Transgender Genderfluid, Contemporary, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, BDSM, Romance

(Each story is unique and special, so the genre varies wildly. All are LGBTQ)

Publisher: Abbey of the Brew City Sisters

Release Date: October 7th, 2016

Edition ~ 1st ~~ Formats ~~ eBook & Print

General Book Description: Turn The Page.... began as a simple idea and grew from there. No matter how bad things seem to be, just turn the page, there’s more—better—things to come. This is only one chapter in your life. It’s not the whole story. With this simple idea, Novice Sister Eroti-Quill—whom most know better as Tempeste O’Riley—began their quest to help Suicide Prevention and Awareness programs in their area. They managed to con (excuse me, convince) other authors to donate their time and stories to the project, and now, many months later, Turn The Page is born!

The authors in this anthology donated their talent as a way to support Eroti-Quill’s hope for others, to help bring strength to programs that so desperately need funding. It will allow them show those that need support but may not have it, or that may be afraid to reach out, just how much love and understanding surrounds them. Turn The Page.... is a diverse range of stories about the journey of love, hope, and acceptance.

FTC Disclaimer: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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Happy Birthday to Me by Tempeste O’Riley
When Dave’s best friend drags him out for his
birthday—nearly kicking and screaming, he finds more than he expected at Sovereign,
the BDSM club he half owned but had refused to step foot in for two years other
than for administrative things while it was closed. He didn’t go to clubs. He
didn’t sub anymore. Period.
Well... until he sees Master Nicky. Then his plans for his birthday
change and he decides that maybe giving himself a present, might not be quite
such a bad idea after all.

Robin’s Confession by Dianne Hartsock
How can Robin find true love without accepting himself
Sweet, shy, gender fluid; Robin hides who he is, molding
himself into what society views as ‘normal,’ finding solace in the intricate
pattern of scars he carves into his arms.
That is, until he starts dating Jase, the new man at his
father’s construction company and the one who seems to want Robin for who he
is, dresses and all. Jase even stands up to his own parents for Robin’s sake,
risking his father’s anger and his chance to go to college. Robin is poised on
the edge of happiness, ready to step into Jase’s open arms. Yet how can he
believe in Jase’s love without first learning to believe in himself?

Purr by Nikki Prince
Sasha's love was in imminent danger. All she wanted was to
keep Tori safe. Stay at the cabin wait for the verdict from the council. That’s
all they had to do. One little dip in the lake couldn’t hurt could it?

Lockdown by Grace R. Duncan
Gylam’s never been that great at communication and this time
he’s gone too far. His penchant for keeping his mouth shut resulted in a
disastrous trip to the local dungeon. Jackson, his partner—both cop and at
home—and Dom, is well familiar with Gylam’s tendencies. The punishment he gives
Gylam is just shy of his limits, but Gylam knows he’s earned it. It remains to
be seen if it teaches him anything, though.

Ducks in a Row by Sue Brown
David spends his afternoons feeding the ducks, a peaceful
activity until the day Jeff and his Labrador dog burst into his life. David and
Jeff get to know one another, punctuated by Bozo's mishaps, but David is
unwilling to share all his secrets. Will Jeff give him the time he needs?

Butterflies by Aine P Massie
Kyndra visits Jaiden’s shop for a little birthday shopping
but is there for more than the pretty blown glass designs she makes—lovely
though they are. What she really wants is a date with the beautiful craftswoman.
But can she push her fears aside and ask, or will her past get in the way? With
Jaiden’s help, can who Kyndra is inside finally shine?

Once Step Back by Carole Cummings
When Sahir is busy running for his life, it never occurs to
him that the being in wrong place at the wrong time might turn into the right
place at the right time. Not until he literally collides with Nicholas and
salvation comes by way of magical intervention. But when Nicholas ends up being
the one who really needs help, Sahir has to decide the best way to give it—and
how to offer it to someone who can’t even figure out if he wants it.
Superheroes by Hope Ryan
Many people reach a point where they think life can’t get
any worse. Rock bottom, where the future is so bleak, they begin to ask, “why
When homeless gay man Wayne Kent reaches that point,
standing on a Pittsburgh bridge on a cold Tuesday in April, the last thing he
expects is to get stopped—especially by a man named Bruce Clark.
But Bruce has been there, he’s seen that, he’s thought and
felt the things Wayne is now and he refuses to see the beautiful, hurting man
become another statistic. Coffee and a sandwich is a first step and Bruce hopes
it’ll lead to a permanent step up for Wayne. And maybe even a step toward more

Unworthy by Mark Zubro
A love lost over half a century ago. Is there really
redemption for all of our regrets, or at least perhaps for one regret? A chance
to change the decision you made over half a century ago, or at least a chance
to say what was unsaid, to say what could be said now? The love you missed so
long ago, and if you could have one moment again, once last chance.

Love and Hope and Magic by Antonia Aquilante
Once each century, a ritual is performed, the magic of which
sustains the land and protects it and its people for the century to come. But
the person who performs the ritual never survives. This time Ailill is chosen.
He is honored and content with his fate, but his best friend Lorcan is not.
Lorcan can’t accept the loss of Ailill and can’t see a life without the man he
thinks of as his other half. But Ailill knew Lorcan perhaps better than Lorcan
knows himself, and he knew a life of love and magic is waiting for Lorcan after
Ailill is gone, if only Lorcan can find the courage to reach for it.

Façade by D. Zander Crane
David struggles with his gender identity as he searches his
city for a woman-murdering madman in his female alter-ego, Façade. Can he
overcome his depression and confusion long enough to stop the Grinning Reaper?
Programs Helped:

Tempeste O’Riley
Homo-Erotic Romance Author, Tempeste O’Riley is an out and
proud pansexual genderfluid whose best friend growing up had the courage to do
what they couldn’t – defy the hate and come out. He has been their hero ever
since. Tempe is a hopeless romantic who loves strong relationships and
happily-ever-afters. They count their friends, family, and Muse as their
greatest blessings in life.
Tempe is also a PAN member of Romance Writers of America®,
Rainbow Romance Writers, and WisRWA.
Dianne Hartsock
Dianne is the author of paranormal/suspense, fantasy
adventure, m/m romance, and anything else that comes to mind. She lives in the
beautiful Willamette Valley of Oregon with her incredibly patient husband, who
puts up with the endless hours she spends hunched over the keyboard letting her
characters play. She says Oregon’s raindrops are the perfect setting in which
to write. There’s something about being cooped up in the house with a fire
crackling on the hearth and a cup of hot coffee warming her hands, which
kindles her imagination.
Currently, Dianne works as a floral designer in a
locally-owned gift shop. Which is the perfect job for her. When not writing,
she can express herself through the rich colors and textures of flowers and
Nikki Prince
Nikki Prince is a mother of two, who’s always had a dream to
be a published author in the romance genre. Her passion lies in raising her
children as readers, gaming, cooking, reading and her writing. Her mother can
now breathe easy about the child who used to get in trouble because she was
hiding books everywhere and reading when it wasn’t appropriate.
Nikki’s a multi-published author with several epublishing
houses. She loves to write Interracial romances in all genres, but wants to let
everyone know to not box her in, because there is always room for growth.
Nikki’s also a member of Romance Writers of America National
chapter and is president of the OCC/RWA local chapter. She is also a member of
the online chapter Passionate Ink RWA, The Beaumonde RWA, and the Rainbow
Romance Writers (RRW).
Grace R. Duncan
Real, erotic, forever... Grace Duncan grew up with a wild
imagination. She told stories from an early age – many of which got her into
trouble. Eventually, she learned to channel that imagination into less
troublesome areas, including fanfiction, which is what has led her to writing
male/male erotica. A gypsy in her own right, Grace has lived all over the
United States. She has currently set up camp in East Texas with her husband and
children – both the human and furry kind. As one of those rare creatures who
loves research, Grace can get lost for hours on the internet, reading up on any
number of strange and different topics. She can also be found writing fanfiction,
reading fantasy, crime, suspense, romance and other erotica or even dabbling in
Sue Brown
Sue Brown is owned by her dog and two children. When she
isn't following their orders, she can be found plotting at her laptop. In fact,
she hides so she can plot, and has become an expert at ignoring the orders.
Sue discovered M/M erotica at the time she woke up to find
two men kissing on her favorite television series. She had an Aha moment and
put pen to paper that same day. Sue may be late to the party, but she's made up
for it since, writing fan fiction until she was brave enough to venture out
into the world of original fiction.
Áine P Massie
Áine is a proud member of the Rom-Critters, the Romance
Writers of America®, WisRWA, and Rainbow Romance Writers. Áine has always had a
particular fascination with vampires, mythology, and the unusual. When she can
escape from her children and books, she enjoys... oh yes, reading, playing,
ritual, a good cappuccino, and working with her healing stones.
Her first published work came in high school where she was
part of a writing and drama group. However, she has been reading the likes of
Shakespeare and Poe since late elementary school and enjoys most forms of
Carole Cummings
Carole lives with her husband and family in Pennsylvania, USA,
where she spends her time trying to find time to write. Recipient of various
amateur and professional writing awards, she is the author of nine published
speculative fiction novels, two series, and… more short stories than she can
keep track of.
Hope Ryan
Young adult/new adult author who loves to write the tough
stuff...but always with a happy ending.
Hope Ryan is an out and proud bigender, bisexual, wife of a
loving guy and mother to three, including an amazingly brave genderfluid son.
She loves to write about the tough stuff, but also wants to see her characters
happy in the end. She feels strongly about showing there is hope for everyone,
no matter where you come from, how you identify your gender or who you love.
Hope likes to play board and card games and can often be found playing God with
her Sims or running around, fighting monsters in a virtual version of Middle
Earth. Her TV and movie preferences lean towards anime, sci-fi and fantasy,
though she’ll never turn down a good happily ever after love story, either. As
long as there are explosions or action, she’s happy. She loves to read books of
all kinds, though prefers stories about love in its many forms.
Mark Zubro
Mark Zubro is the author of thirty-four novels and five
short stories. His book A Simple Suburban Murder won the Lambda Literary Award
for Best Gay Men’s mystery. His latest young adult mystery, Gentle, is just
out. His science fiction trilogy, Alien Danger, continues to outperform
expectations. He spends his time reading, writing, napping, and eating
Antonia Aquilante
Antonia Aquilante has been making up stories for as long as
she can remember, and at the age of twelve, decided she would be a writer when
she grew up. After many years and a few career detours, she has returned to
that original plan. Her stories have changed over the years, but one thing has
remained consistent - they all end in happily ever after.
Born and raised in New Jersey, she is living there again
after years in Washington, DC, and North Carolina for school and work. She
enjoys being back in the Garden State but admits to being tempted every so
often to run away from home and live in Italy.
She is a member of the Romance Writers of America and the
New Jersey Romance Writers.
D. Zander Crane
D. Zander Crane is an aspiring, if occasional author,
computer troubleshooter, and semi-professional putt-putt golf commentator. He
resides in West Chester, Ohio, with the ghost of his mother, a Manx named Hae
Yu, and a dozen unfinished manuscripts. His inspiration is long-time friend

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