Picturing Lysander – Available Now!

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It’s my turn this week as Picturing Lysander becomes the fifth release from Totally Bound’s new What’s His Passion? imprint. I thought I ought to answer the question I’ve been asking all the other authors in the anthology – why did you choose the passion that you did?

I always knew that Lysander was going to be a photographer. I saw some landscapes by Galen Rowell in one of those coffee table books and was mesmerised by the images. In a retrospective of Galen’s work, there’s a quote in the forward that says, “Galen Rowell was a man who went into the mountains, into the desert, to the edge of the sea, to the last great wild places in the world to be absorbed by their grace and grandeur. That is what he did for himself. For the rest of us, he shared his vision with – click – the release of a shutter, creating photographs as timeless, as stunning, and as powerful as nature itself.”

That was my vision for Lysander. He takes pictures for himself, not just to make a living. His passion for his work means that he lives a professional life without limits. I wanted to explore whether the same might apply to his love life. Picturing Lysander is the start of that story.


Don’t forget, there’s a competition running to celebrate the release of the What’s His Passion? anthology. Here’s the link: a Rafflecopter giveaway. You can comment on this post or the previous ones about Bailey Bradford, Ethan Stone, TA Chase and Sean Michael. Next week, Morticia Knight will be the final release from the collection and will be here on the blog 🙂

You can also take part in the big release party on Facebook – just click here to join in. There will be loads of great prizes and the authors will be there to answer your questions, so don’t be shy!



Picturing Lysander is on tour…

As part of the celebrations for the launch of the new What’s his Passion? imprint at Totally Bound, I’m on tour with Picturing Lysander. (Out this Friday!).

Here are all the stops…

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Click the picture and the link will take you to the launch competition page – there are loads of great prizes – and I’m also running my own rafflecopter draw which you can reach here,  a Rafflecopter giveaway, if you haven’t had a chance to enter yet 🙂

Taste the Rainbow Winner


Random Picker has done its thing and the lucky winner of the Taste the Rainbow Blog Hop draw is…. *drum roll*… Skeeter Lee!

Congratulations 🙂  I’ll be in touch so that you can choose your ebook.


It’s release day!

adoubleedgedsword_postcardIt feels like it’s been a long time coming, but A Double-Edged Sword has now reached general release 🙂
As I write this post, Amazon has not got with the programme, but here’s the buy link at All Romance where the lovely folks are much more on the ball!

Sean Michael – Size Matters


Being in an anthology with Sean is a fangirl scream moment 🙂 and I’m even happier that he’s here on the blog to give us a sneak preview of Size Matters. Sean’s story is the fourth individual release from the anthology. I asked him why he chose the passion in his story. “I didn’t so much choose writing and size as the passions for this story as Trey chose me and informed me what his passions were. I’m just the note-taker here!” Good to know that the characters are in control!

Don’t forget, there’s a competition running to celebrate the release of the What’s His Passion? anthology. Here’s the link: a Rafflecopter giveaway. You can comment on this post or the previous ones about Bailey Bradford, Ethan Stone and TA Chase. My own contribution – Picturing Lysander – will be out next week.

You can also take part in the big release party on Facebook – just click here to join in. There will be loads of great prizes and the authors will be there to answer your questions, so don’t be shy!

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Size Matters by Sean Michael


Trey is a natural submissive, but no one wants to take on a blind man. When Trey and Lucien hit it off, it could be the answer to Trey’s prayers.

When Lucien meets his favorite author at a book signing, he’s surprised to discover the man is not only blind, but much younger than he’d expected. He’s even more surprised to discover that Trey shares a passion of his—BDSM.

Trey loves his life as a horror mystery writer, but it is a lonely one. Immediately drawn to Lucien, he’s surprised and intrigued when Lucien ferrets out his interests in certain aspects of BDSM right from the start.

Is Lucien exactly who Trey’s been waiting for, or is it too good to be true?


Excerpt (PG):

“Trey? You mean your name isn’t really Guy Wilks?”

Trey could hear the teasing tone in Lucien’s voice and that eased his nerves more than anything else so far.

“Nope. I know, impossible to believe.”

“Well, it’s nice to meet you, Trey. It suits you better than Guy anyway.”

“At least they’re both single syllables, huh? Thanks for coming out to my side of town.”

“I wanted to see you and it was no trouble, honestly.”

Trey didn’t know what to say to that, so he didn’t say anything, he sipped his coffee and grinned. Okay. This was going okay.

“I have to admit, when I came to the signing, I wasn’t expecting someone…”


Lucien chuckled. “That too. I was going to say sexy.”

“Oh, you’re funny. Thank you, though.”

“Oh, I wasn’t joking.”

There was no way. None. Trey appreciated the compliment anyway.

“Do you mind if I touch you?” Lucien asked.

“I don’t guess so.” Trey didn’t think anyone had ever asked.

Lucien’s hand slid along his cheek. “Silky and smooth, like it looks.”

Trey’s cock jerked, filling almost painfully.

“Your cheek makes me want to know if your other cheeks are as lovely.”

What? Wait. Surely he’d misunderstood. “The other cheek’s the same.”

“I must need to work on my flirting. I imagine I rely too much on my eyes. It makes you a challenge.”

“You’re… Oh, you are something else. You have a blind guy kink?” Because that would suck, just to be some guy’s fetish.

“No, I have a sexy guy kink. I’ve never been with a blind man before. I could let you know if it’s a kink if we get together.” Lucien chuckled, the sound as amazing as the man’s voice was. “I hope I’m not being too pushy—I’m just used to going for what I want and I want you.”

“I don’t know what to say, man. I’m flattered.” And completely unsure about how to deal with this.

“I would love for you to be more than flattered.”

“I don’t… I have to be honest, man. I’ve never dated a man who could see.”

“Why not? And where do you pick up gay men who are blind? Is there a bar for that? I’m only half joking, too.”

“I haven’t met many. And how did you know I was gay? And bars are loud.” Trey never went to any.

“My gaydar is pretty good and you didn’t smack me when I touched you.”

“Oh. That’s probably a sign. We blind gay boys usually just rub.”

“Just rub?” Lucien sounded confused.

“You know, rub in the hope that someone springs wood?”

“Ah.” Lucien chuckled again, the hand on Trey’s cheek dropping along his arm to his thigh. “And are you springing wood?”

“Absolutely not.” God, yes.

Often referred to as “Space Cowboy” and “Gangsta of Love” while still striving for the moniker of “Maurice,” Sean Michael spends his days surfing, smutting, organising his immense gourd collection and fantasizing about one day retiring on a small secluded island peopled entirely by horseshoe crabs. While collecting vast amounts of vintage gay pulp novels and mood rings, Sean whiles away the hours between dropping the f-bomb and pursuing the kama sutra by channelling the long lost spirit of John Wayne and singing along with the soundtrack to “Chicago”.

A long-time writer of complicated haiku, currently Sean is attempting to learn the advanced arts of plate spinning and soap carving sex toys.

Barring any of that? He’ll stick with writing his stories, thanks, and rubbing pretty bodies together to see if they spark.
Sean Michael
smut fixes everything


Authorgraph – available now

I spotted this cute little gizmo on another author’s blog and decided I had to have one! You can now request an Authorgraph on any of my backlist, either by visiting the website, or using the widget thingy.

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Requesting and receiving Authorgraphs are free! However, if you use Amazon’s Personal Document Service to receive the Authorgraph on your Kindle then Amazon may charge a small delivery fee.

Every Authorgraph goes only to the specific reader that requested it I can write a custom message just for you. In addition, you can include a short message to me in order to provide a bit more context for personalizing the Authorgraph.

You don’t need to own a Kindle – Authorgraphs are viewable on a wide variety of platforms. You can simply enter a regular email address at the time of your request and you will receive an email with links to download a PDF version (viewable in applications like iBooks) or an AZW version (viewable in all Kindle apps on iPad, iPhone, PC, Mac, etc.) of your Authorgraph.


Taste the Rainbow Blog Hop

10363870_10154231020825414_329776315743846878_nI’m really happy to be part of this hop, organised by author Draven St James, who is celebrating one year as a published author :).

It’s also about celebrating the amazing community made up of the writers, readers and bloggers in the world of GLBT romance. Over the years I’ve had lots of jobs and interests but I’ve never come across such a supportive, welcoming bunch of people as I have since I started to write.

My writing adventure began on the free site, Literotica, and I am touched and amazed that many of the readers that followed my early efforts there still take the time to comment here and read my published work. I had an email recently from a reader that I thought I’d share:

“I discovered your work recently and have bought and read all the books listed on your website. (I liked Not Suitable for Work and would definitely purchase it.)  I love your work and your writing style.  I like the Edge stories and how you incorporate all the couples into each book.  I selfishly wish that your works were LONGER.

KEEP WRITING I look forward to reading more of your work.”

If you’re reading this TJ, thanks again. I can’t say how much it means that readers take the time to get in touch, to write reviews and follow what I’m up to on social media. I just hope that I can keep getting better :).

Enjoy the hop – there are some great authors participating so maybe you’ll find a few books to add to your TBR list! Here’s the link back to the list.

I’m offering a prize to one lucky commenter (you can comment on this post or any other page on my site over the next week to qualify and there’s no limit on how many comments you can post!) – your choice of an ebook from my back list. Of course if you already have them all, a copy of my next new release can be yours instead. Have a fabulous week, LM xx