Available for Pre-Order: Hunting a Lady

Hunting a Lady

by Caitlin Ricci and Cari Z.

huntingalady400Shortly before completing her journeyman training in leather working, Jessa’s master dies, leaving her at the cruel, vile hands of his son Brent. When the local lord’s daughter, Marguerite, is kidnapped and a reward is offered for her rescue, finding her first is a chance at escape that Jessa can’t ignore.

But when Jessa locates Marguerite, the story isn’t quite as simple as a kidnapping. Unfortunately, Jessa’s not the only one out for the reward, and if she hopes to claim it she’s first got to keep them both alive…

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Available Now: Where She Treads

 4796whereshetreads510w-220x330Dangers lurk in the forest for those who are foolish enough to take a nap on the side of the road.

    While on a trip to visit her grandmother, Daphne becomes too tired to drive and decides to pull off the road and take a nap. She’s woken up by two girls, neither of them quite human, and one who seems intent on killing her. She bolts out of there, but it seems the creatures aren’t done with her yet.
    Anna, a paranormal hunter, arrives to help Daphne out, and a chance meeting becomes something much more when Anna comes to visit Daphne after taking care of the forest spirits that were angry with her.

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http://www.extasybooks.com/Where-She-Treads/

Available for Pre-Order: Prayer of the Handmaiden

Coming March 17 from Bold Strokes Books

Prayer of the Handmaiden, by Merry Shannon

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When the Goddess Ithyris appoints shy priestess Kadrian to become Her first shaa’din, or holy warrior, in a millennium, everyone is mystified by Her decision—especially Kade herself. On the battlefields of Mondera, as Kade struggles to defend Ithyria from a dangerous new enemy, she’s also brought face-to-face with her greatest personal temptation: the childhood sweetheart who had once nearly kept Kade from her spiritual calling.

Erinda was born into the service of the royal family. Endless household chores and a passion for horses fill her days, but her nights are consumed with hopeless longing for the woman she lost to the temple seven winters ago. Erinda knows Kade will never return to her. After all, what mortal could ever hope to compete with a Goddess?

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You can find Merry Shannon at merryshannon.com. And don’t miss the giant swag giveaway on her blog! Go here: http://merryshannon.com/the-big-swag-giveaway/.

And the Award Goes To…

1st Place in the 2014 Rainbow Awards for Best Lesbian Contemporary and Erotic Romance

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What the judges said:

Camellia is a beautiful, delicate story that unfolds with the same languid, graceful pacing of a Japanese tea ceremony…and like the ancient art of the ceremony, will engage every one of your senses by the time it concludes. The memory will linger as well, with surprising, subtle strength. And lest you think this story is a snoozefest, I’d best mention the sex was hot enough to leave me wishing for a fan. No fooling.

I normally do not read lesbian novels or BDSM. The genres are not my usual preference. However, after reading this book (first in a series), I was genuinely pleased with the dynamic, tight writing style, the beautiful explaination and demonstration of the BDSM lifestyle, and the introduction into the beauty of tea service. Lucy & Danny are two characters I am willing to visit again & delve deeper into their story.

A book about tea but this romance is so much more than that. Lust swirled between these two characters that exploded off the page and kept me spellbound. With a promising ending, I wanted to read more about these characters and I dreaded getting closer to the end.

I know a book is good when it makes me a fan of a lifestyle that I usually don’t find attractive or interesting. BDSM is usually not my scene at all and also if it’s a setting so explored and exploited nowadays in literature, a really few reads have been able to engage me during their reading, but this book is one of the winners!

As a member of the BDSM community and a Dom I often cringe when I read books that contain BDSM/Kink elements. I especially cringe when these stories attempt to delve into the mindset of a Dom because they so often get them wrong. However, this story did such a gloriously, magnificent job on both of these jobs that I found myself hard-pressed to put the book down even when I had to go to sleep.

Camellia, by Caitlin Ricci & Cari Z.
Paperback: 168 pages
Publisher: Less Than Three Press (May 7, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1620043572
ISBN-13: 978-1620043578
Amazon: Camellia
Amazon Kindle: Camellia

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Available Now: Missed Connections Anthology

PrintA fleeting glance across a crowded space. Trains passing by in the night. Paths that once split unexpectedly cross again. Old friends reunited. Sometimes rediscovering a person and having new feelings can be just as intense as an initial spark. Less Than Three Press presents an anthology of stories about people who get a second chance to connect…

This volumes includes:

Marooned by Diana Sheridan
In Deepest Waters by Angel Propps
Fumbling Toward Crescendo by Jamie Sullivan
Past Due Diligence by Elena Alexandrescu
Savior by Mina MacLeod
Captive Heart by Cassandra Pierce
First Guy Kiss by Cecil Wilde
Evergreen by Cari Z.
Love Among the Pines by Caitlin Ricci
Beware of Doors by Sara Fox
Don’t Talk to Strangers by C.J. Munoz
Lessons on Giving by Valerie Mores
Rab+Rob 4ever by Lucy Kemnitzer

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Read an excerpt of Evergreen, by Cari Z: Continue reading

New Lesbian Romance Available Now: Camellia

camellia400Danny doesn’t expect much to come from the interview she has lined up through her modelling agency, who told her only that it involved tea and a kink convention. She thinks it won’t be much more than wearing some strange outfit, sitting around, and getting easy money that she desperately needs.

What she gets instead is Lucy, a formidable woman in riding boots and a corset, who makes Danny want to please her without saying a word. By the end of the interview, Danny is convinced that her new job isn’t going to be anywhere near as easy as she first believed. Can Danny make the woman determined to keep her at the end of her riding crop let her into her heart as well as her bed?

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New Lesbian Romance Available Now

Moon Chilled

By Caitlin Ricci

moonchilled400When Shae was thirteen she ran away from a sexually and physically abusive alpha but getting to safety meant leaving her mate, Maiki, behind. Now that she’s twenty-three Shae has made an isolated life for herself with only the wolf inside of herself for company.

Then Maiki calls her after a decade of silence, asking her to come back, and Shae cannot say no to her mate. Maiki is a seer and she’s had a frightening dream of the pack being demolished and the old farmhouse the alpha lives in going up in flames…

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Camellia

By Car Z. and Caitlin Ricci

camellia400Danny doesn’t expect much to come from the interview she has lined up through her modelling agency, who told her only that it involved tea and a kink convention. She thinks it won’t be much more than wearing some strange outfit, sitting around, and getting easy money that she desperately needs.

What she gets instead is Lucy, a formidable woman in riding boots and a corset, who makes Danny want to please her without saying a word. By the end of the interview, Danny is convinced that her new job isn’t going to be anywhere near as easy as she first believed. Can Danny make the woman determined to keep her at the end of her riding crop let her into her heart as well as her bed?

Coming May 7

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New Releases and Denver Pride

New Releases

GAY:

From the discovery and acceptance of our queer selves within the purely American landscape of the ‘50s, from the Big Party engendered by Stonewall, to the scourge of AIDS and on to present day, the heroes of these stories are ourselves, still robust after all these years. Check out George Seaton‘s collection of stories, An American Memory

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Kasey Ralston likes cars, and Brandon Kenner has a whole collection of them. But can Kasey be normal enough for a relationship, despite his secret fetish? Find out in Marie Sexton‘s Normal Enough.

Also by Marie Sexton (co-written with L.A. Witt): A rodeo rider, an animal rights activist, and a little bit of rope. Roped In, coming on April 20th. Details can be found here.

Can the love of a handsome archer be enough for a wayward prince overcome the ghost of his past? Check out The Archer’s Arrow, by A.J. Marcus

Also by A.J. Marcus: Eagle’s Blood Fighting to save eagles from poachers, a wildlife rehabber finds love and support in the arms of a hunky parks and wildlife officer.

Hunters, by A.M. Burns (coming 4/24/14 from Harmony Ink): There are strange things in the woods of Cripple Creek as a young bigfoot unexpectedly falls for a human boy, but can their love bloom before hunters catch up to them? Details can be found here.

Marked by Grief, by Caitlin Ricci: Six months after Kit lost his big brother to a drunk driver, he’s alone and feeling like everyone has left him behind. He struggles to get out of bed, to feed himself, to talk to his parents. Worst of all, the man he loves, his brother’s best friend, hasn’t spoken to him since the funeral. Available April 30. Pre-Order it now.

LESBIAN:

moonchilled400When Shae was thirteen she ran away from a sexually and physically abusive alpha but getting to safety meant leaving her mate, Maiki, behind. Now that she’s twenty-three Shae has made an isolated life for herself with only the wolf inside of her for company. Caitlin Ricci‘s Moon Chilled, available April 23. Pre-order now.

Camellia, by Cari Z. and Caitlin Ricci. Can Danny make the woman determined to keep her at the end of her riding crop let her into her heart as well as her bed? Available May 7. Pre-order it now.

OTHER GLBT:

In order to save a boy no one else believes exists, Hannah Glass is willing to do almost anything. Irish Magic (Song of the Sea, Part 1), by Caitlin Ricci

Denver Pride, June 21-22

The Out in Colorado crew will be at Pride (which is the same weekend as RomCon, FWIW), selling and signing books. Make sure you stop by and say hello. We look forward to seeing you!

New Books, Awards, and Weddings! (Oh my!)

The authors of Out In Colorado promise to start having more content here on our site, starting today. To kick things off, here’s a list of all the recent and upcoming releases from our members, as well as some exciting nuptial news!

September

The Satyr’s Song, A.J. Marcus (MM), Dreamspinner Press, 09/20/2013

October

The Gift of Stories, George Seaton (MM) MLR Press, 10/3/2013
The House: A Romance, Edward Kendrick (MM) Silver Publishing, 10/5/2013
Saving His Sky Captain, Caitlin Ricci (MM) Amber Allure, 10/6/2013
Dark Menagerie Anthology, Caitlin Ricci (MM) Storm Moon Press, 10/15/2013
Dangerous Territory (Forgotten Menagerie Anthology), Cari Z (MM) Storm Moon Press, 10/18.2013
Pack Business Pine Hollow Wolves 2, Caitlin Ricci (MM) Extasy Books, 10/15/2013

November

Shakespearotica Anthology, Caitlin Ricci (Mixed Pairs) Storm Moon Press, 11/8/2013
Family Bonds  Pine Hollow Wolves 3, Caitlin Ricci (MM) Extasy Books . 11/15/2013

December

All or Nothing, Caitlin Ricci (MMM) Extasy Books, 12/1/2013
The Little Crow, Caitlin Ricci (MM) Amber Allure, 12/1/2013
Celtic Calling Pine Hollow Wolves 4, Caitlin Ricci (MM) Extasy Books, 12/15/2013

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The winners won’t be announced until December 8, but many of our authors had Honorable Mentions, or are finalists:
Honorable Mentions:
Cambion: Dark Around the Edges, Cari Z (Gay Paranormal Romance)
Never a Hero, Marie Sexton (Contemporary Gay Romance)
Finalists:
Cambion: Dark Around the Edges, Cari Z (Gay Paranormal Romance)
Saving Skylar Hand, George Seaton (Gay General Fiction)
Out of the Blackness, Carter Quinn (Contemporary Gay Romance)
Never a Hero, Marie Sexton (Contemporary Gay Romance)
Second Hand, Marie Sexton (with Heidi Cullinan) (Contemporary Gay Romance)
Family Man, Marie Sexton (with Heidi Cullinan) (Contemporary Gay Romance)
Blood on the Mountain, PD Singer (Contemporary Gay Romance)
Lost and Found Anthology, Caitlin Ricci and Tabatha Heart (GLBT YA)
See all Rainbow Award finalists here.

Wedding Announcement!

And last, but definitely not least, we want to say Congratulation to George Seaton. On October 14th, George and David, his partner of 31 years, are headed to Taos to be legally married.  **confetti**  We wish them many more years of wedded bliss.
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