Monday, August 29, 2011

Available now: Sam, the Man

Sam, the Man
by Jude Mason
Publisher Total E-Bound
ISBN: 978-0-85715-639-6
Genre: m/m, contemporary, mild BDSM

When Gregg Jackson’s wife passes away after a prolonged illness, can the care giving, flamboyantly gay, Sam Nicholson, convince him that being a bad boy is a good thing?

To buy, go HERE


Sammy checked Jean’s vitals carefully and nodded, comfortable in the knowledge she was no worse, for the time being. He straightened the covers, tucking them in under her armpits and running his hand over the blanket. He sat on the chair at her bedside and laid his fingers over hers, paying attention to avoid moving the IV in the back of her hand.

“How are you tonight, Jean?” he asked softly.

She shifted her body and opened her eyes. Eyes that appeared too bright, too focussed.
“I’m okay. They gave me some drops a little while ago. Everything feels dull. Like I’m not really here.” She licked her lips.

“That’d be morphine, hon.” He reached for the glass on her bedside table and offered the straw to her. “Want some water?” He sniffed at the clear liquid and added, “Yup, water. You’d think they could add a shot of vodka or something.”

Jean smiled, a weak, wispy thing that quickly faded when Sammy helped her take the straw. Her sucking sounded loud. When she finished, the glass was empty. “Vodka might go nice about now, Sammy.” Her smile came back and remained a few moments. When it faded, she asked, “Where’s Greg? Is he all right?”

“He’ll be here soon. You know how long it takes for him to get here from his job.”

“Yes, too long. I’d like to see him move on. He’s such an amazing man. He doesn’t deserve to have to go through this.” A tear made its way down her cheek, ignored.

“No, he doesn’t. But I’m sure he wouldn’t have it any other way.” He leant down and pressed his lips to her forehead. “He’s going to be fine. I’ll do all I can to get him over the worst of what’s going to happen.” Sammy knew Jean had accepted her fate—after she’d got through blaming the doctors, her parents for the genes they‘d given her and the disbelief that this could actually be happening to her. There had to be some catastrophic mistake, didn’t there? She’d moved on to anger at the world, and the cruelty of whatever gods she believed in. Finally came acceptance. She really was going to die, like everyone else. But she would die a little sooner and have a better idea of the timeline.

“You’ll make sure he doesn’t dwell too long on what’s happened to me, won’t you, Sammy?”

“I’ll do my best, Jean.” Sammy rose and took the glass she’d emptied into the bathroom, where he refilled it. When he returned, he sat down and offered it to her again.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

I got this amazing new cover today

Jesse's Homecoming 
coming soon to eXtasy Books Cover
art by Martine Jardin

After a much needed weekend of riding in the hills, Jesse returns to the ranch to find her lover, Meg, in trouble—ex-husband trouble. Her lover raped, battered and bruised, it's up to Jesse to rescue her and to see that justice is done. It's also up to her to prove to Meg that their love can endure anything.

Can love prevail over the hardship both women have endured? Or will adversity win and tear the two lovers apart?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Welcome Celine Chatillon

I've got a lovely guest this week and I hope you'll all help me make her feel welcome. The lovely and multi talented Celine Chatillon is here with some inside info about her and a very sexy teaser from her ongoing series with Brandi Whyne. Welcome Celine!

1. Plotter or pantzer?

Definitely a “pantzer”. I’ve tried writing detailed outlines of story ideas I had, but when I began to sit down and just write… Well, a lot of that detail went out the window because the characters didn’t want to do “what I told them to do” from the detailed outline, and so I had to scrap it. The ornery bastards! J

2.  What would you like to share with new writers? Any suggestions or advice?

Three words: “Don’t give up.” There will be a lot of nay-sayers in your life that simply don’t get it that you love to write. They’re not writers, so there’s no way they’ll ever begin to understand where you’re coming from. My advice is to treat these people kindly and with respect, but don’t follow any suggestions they may or may not give you in regards to writing. You need to find other writers and creative people to confide in and ask questions of when you’re having writing problems. It’s okay leaving the “non-writing” loved ones and acquaintances in your life out of the picture when it comes to your creative process. In fact, they’d probably prefer it that way.

If you’d like to read a whole book (a short one, but it’s funny) of new writer’s advice, may I suggest Defeating the Slushpile Monster by Cindy A. Matthews  It’s also available in e-formats from Uncial Press under the alternate title The Curse of the Manuscript-Eating Slushpile Monster:

3. If you could be a character in any of your books who would it be and why?

Easy one—I’d be Brandi Whyne from my Brandi Whyne and Her Incredibly Erotic Adventures series. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be young, horny, foxy redhead with the whole universe after your luscious curves? ;-)

4. Looking over the past year, what has been the best moment for you in your writing career?

In this past year, simply finishing up the latest chapter in the Brandi Whyne series and seeing it published has been the best moment. I’ve been struggling for several years now, just to make ends meet and to get through a nasty divorce and all the financial hardships that entails. 2011 finds me happily remarried, still having financial hardships (unemployed from a “day job” currently), but I’m writing again. It makes me feel whole. There’s no other way to describe the sensation.

5. What do you enjoy doing with your spare time, your non-writing time? 

Spare time? Spare time??? Is that like spare change? I’m pretty short on both! J

Actually, I enjoy taking walks with my handsome hubby and singing in a championship Sweet Adelines chorus. How’s that for good use of spare time?

6. If you could change one thing that you have written, what would it be?

I’d change my former last name on some of my previous releases to my current last name. J

7. When you wake up in the morning, what celebrity do you most resemble?

My handsome hubby (fellow author A.J. Matthews) says I look like the actress Meryl Streep. It’s very nice of him to say so I think. (Poor Meryl’s husband! She looks that bad in the morning?)

8. Are you in love? Have you ever been?

Yes! I think as you get older, you discover that it’s better to marry your best friend than the hottest young guy you can pick up at a bar. It’s not that you no longer don’t want to have lots and lots of sex (I do!), it’s just that making love with a best friend is that much more meaningful. Plus, you have the added bonus of actually enjoying doing similar activities together—including writing.

9. What kind of comfort food do you like best?

Things with lots of calories and carbohydrates in them like fresh baked bread with lots of melted butter slathered on top. Hmmm…. I’m getting fat just thinking about it!

10.  What do you hope to achieve in life and when will you know that you have been a success?

I don’t think I’ll ever know that I’m a “success”, so I’m trying to teach myself to stop worrying about it as well as stop worrying about what others think about me. God loves me as I am and made me for a purpose that I can only imagine.

A very nice definition of success can be found in this poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson that I have on a poster:


To laugh often and much;

To win the respect
Of intelligent people
And the affection of children;

To earn the appreciation
Of honest critics
And endure the betrayal
Of false friends;

To appreciate beauty,
To find the best in others;

To leave the world a bit better,
Whether by a healthy child,
A garden patch
Or a redeemed social condition;

To know even one life
Has breathed easier
Because you have lived.

This is to have succeeded.

Brandi Whyne and Her Incredibly Erotic Adventures: Chapter 6--Kidnapped by Time Bandits!  
by Celine Chatillon 

What do you get when Star Wars meets Sherwood Forest? Mix in a little Pirates of the Caribbean, Fanny Hill, Futurama, and The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and you get Brandi Whyne and Her Incredibly Erotic Adventures (with Robin Manhood and His Totally Sexed-Out Space Pirates). With a series title that long, you know it’s going to be filled with loads of laughs, tons of sci-fi fun and plenty of hot sex!

In Chapter Six, Kidnapped by Time Bandits, Brandi is sucked into an alternate dimension and forced to do a little sucking on some not-so-nice space pirates—including Robin Limpdick, the evil twin of her own lover Robin Manhood. After a good licking, she meets Captain Jacques Swallows and his right hand man Francois who put her to the test. Can Brandi convince the Time Bandits that the crew of the Pulsating Purple Parsnip can do more than just throw a great orgy?

Excerpt set-up
Brandi must pass the Time Bandit's test in order to ensure her crew's continued existence...

Jacques Swallows raised his hands. “The test will now begin.”

Francois quickly and quietly disrobed his master. I was not disappointed in what I saw. The time bandit had a beautiful body, buff and muscular, a hairless chest and a cock length that rivaled Little John’s. My hand fell to my clit, and I began to stroke myself. It throbbed as my vaginal muscles clenched at the thought of that bad boy sliding into my tight passage. I looked to my lover for permission to bed the stranger for the good of our crew. He nodded slightly and smiled.

“Now it your turn,” Swallows said, indicating that both Limpdick and I were to undress. I tore off my silky flowing shirt and kicked off my boots even before my opponent had a chance to remove his shirt.

“So, it’s a three-way?” Limpdick said, laughing. “I can tell you she gives a good blow job, so if you let me give her ass a good pumping you can— ”

The time bandit cut him off mid-sentence. “Brandi gives excellent fellatio, you say? Good. How about you, Limpdick?”

“How about me what?”

“Can you suck my dick as well as Brandi can?”

My challenger paled. “Say what?”
 * * *

Not up on the series? Never fear! Catch up with Brandi's new book trailer:

Also available in the Brandi Whyne series:

Brandi Whyne and Her Incredibly Erotic Adventures: Chapter 1—Captured by Space Pirates!

Brandi Whyne and Her Incredibly Erotic Adventures: Chapter 2—Lashed at the Mast!

Brandi Whyne and Her Incredibly Erotic Adventures: Chapter 3—Bound for Adventure!

Brandi Whyne and Her Incredibly Erotic Adventures: Chapter 4—Little John’s Very Big Problem:

Brandi Whyne and Her Incredibly Erotic Adventures: Chapter 5—The Search for Brandi’s Crack:

And now, a little more about the sexy Celine:
Celine  Chatillon’s Bio:

Celine Chatillon is the alter ego of multi-published contemporary romance novelist, Cynthianna. ( She's also the writer of the 2009 EPIC nominated writer's guide The Curse of the Manuscript-Eating Slushpile Monster (Uncial Press), which is now available in print from Amazon under the title Defeating the Slushpile Monster by Cindy A. Matthews ( ).

Celine finds writing erotic fiction a very pleasant departure from working as a freelance manuscript evaluator and copyeditor. Her erotic-romance tales with eXtasy Books include the humorous science-fiction series Brandi Whyne and Her Incredibly Erotic Adventures, Gifts Well-Timed, and The Loves of Her Life. Her books with Liquid Silver Books include Help I'm Falling for the Vampire Next Door and Hanging with a Time Surfer among others. Her collection of SF erotic short stories, Heavenly Bodies, is available from Mojocastle Press.

Boldly going where no genre has gone before... Celine Chatillon!
Celine's Dreams blog:
Amazon Author (Kindle) page:

Friday, August 19, 2011

It's Friday Foreplay!

Come join the eXtasy Books authors and staff today for Friday Foreplay!  You can win an eBook just for participating.

The first way to win is to come out of lurkdom and tell us you're there! 

Tell us the name or nickname you wish to be called.  Tell us the most recent eXtasy book you've read and enjoyed, or, run to eXtasy's brand new website and tell us one that's on your wishlist.

Make sure you register for a bookshelf because that's how your prize will be delivered if you're chosen as one of our lucky winners. (This takes just a minute or two)  That way you can download it in any format you wish.  You can also subscribe to the newsletter in the same spot!  Just click on "yes" for subscribe.

Continue to jump in on the conversations where you can today... all participation in group discussion counts as an entry to WIN!

HAVE FUN! And we look forward to getting to know you!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Welcome Connie Northrop

I'm tickled pink this week to have the opportunity to welcome friend and computer savvy reader Connie Northrop. I've known Connie for several years and consider her one of my online buds who rescues me and offers wonderful advice at the most interesting of times.

1. When did you begin reading romance and / or erotica?
I started reading romance in grade school.  Gothic romances caught me early and hard.

2. What is your favorite genre? (historical, western, science fiction, m/m, f/f…or others)
Paranormal. I’ve always loved the paranormal stories. They were hard to find for years, now they’re everywhere and I love it.

3. What clothing makes you feel sexy?
Nothing these days makes me feel sexy. When I weigh less I think being comfortable in my body has more to do with feeling sexy than the clothes I wear.

4. Has a book or story ever given you ideas for a romantic evening with your lover?
They’ve given me ideas for things I would like to try when I finally find a lover.

5. What’s your favorite comfort food?
Homemade bean burros or homemade spaghetti.

6. Are you a dreamer? Why yes or no?
Yes, I’m a dreamer. I always have been. There have been times that being a dreamer has helped me keep my sanity. LOL

7. If you could choose one vice, what would it be?
I have to choose? Ack!  Lust while drinking? Giving up lust would be very sad.

8. Are you in love? Have you ever been?
I have been in love and I hope to be again. I have discovered that I would rather be alone than settle for something less than love, so I’ll wait until I find the right guy.

9. One pillow or two?
Two. Between asthma and allergies two pillows are often a must.

10. Winter or Summer and why?
Summer, because it’s more lively than winter. People seem to just like to get out and do more during the summer.

I also added a line at the end of my interview questions which very few people have taken advantage of. Connie did, and I'm extremely glad.
If you’d like to add anything, this is the place for it. I’d love to hear what you have to say and I’m sure others would too.
I’ve really enjoyed being on these author groups. I’ve not only found a bunch of authors whose work I really enjoy, I’ve made some really good friends.
Thanks for the chance to do this interview! :0)
Thank you Connie for taking the time out of your busy day to visit us here. Hugs

Where you can find Connie:

Monday, August 15, 2011

Jude's August 2011 Newsletter

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What Jude's been up to:
Yes! Summer finally arrived. Whoo hooo!

This might look a tad crazy to those of you who are in the midst of a heat wave, but for us westerners, we've been craving a little heat and until the last couple of weeks, been denied. The day here or there, simply teased us. So, instead of sitting here in a long sleeved shirt and sweater, I'm now in a little t-shirt...uh, I don't do shorts though, sorry.

Besides the weather, life is going along, ups and downs like a drunken soldier weaving my life into some kind of crazy dance. Not complaining. Just observing. Whenever I feel it couldn't get much nuttier, it does. LOL Our shed is now up and mostly filled with tools, which is what I've been hoping for. Hubby is happy, he's got some place to putter when I drive him out. I'm happy, the next time he's in the dog house, I'll have somewhere to send him. LOL

As you can see, I've got a few things happening bookwise. A good number of my previously released books are out, or will be out soon with eXtasy Books. A new one, Here Puss, is doing extremely well there and the long awaited Bondage by the Bay, Tales of BDSM in San Francisco has finally been released. Jazz is in edits, which is awesome. He's got a release date, January of 2012, so make sure you save a few dollars so you can buy it. Or, pre-order it for either yourself or someone who you know will like it when it's available later this year. I'm now working on an odd little thing involving a dog, a vampire and Charlie. Not saying another word or it might jinx me.

My animal family are all doing super well. I've got fawns coming to visit and tiny raccoon kits who are hilarious with grapes. The love em, but can't figure out how to keep all that good juice from dripping out of their mouths. Hehehe!

If you're interested in chatting, please look for me at my own newsgroup or one of the following:

Litergasm (Total E-Bound's chat group)

eX_Factor (eXtasy's chat group)

Coming soon:

Sam, the Man
ISBN: 978-0-85715-639-6
Genre: Gay MM/ Contemporary/ BDSM
Coming soon to Total E-Bound
 When Gregg Jackson’s wife passes away after a prolonged illness, can the care giving, flamboyantly gay, Sam Nicholson, convince him that being a bad boy is a good thing?

An Acquired Taste
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Genre: Contemporary, BDSM, femdom, romance
Widowed and in need of a contractor to work on her cabin, Cynthia Lyon hires Caleb Jenkins. The contract is like none he’d ever seen before. If he fails to meet a deadline, the consequences will be a little...unusual.  

New releases:

Bondage by the Bay
Tales of BDSM in San Francisco
edited by M. Christian
Publisher: Renaissance - Sizzler Edition

In this one-of-a-kind anthology by master erotic writer and editor M.Christian some of the top erotica writers working today share their experiences and fantasies of BDSM in SF. From loving relationships between masters and slaves to pain sluts in the city's clandestine dungeons, this book has something for everyone!

Here Puss
ISBN: 978-1-55487-927-4
Categories: GLBT, Ménage a Trois/Quatre, Romance
On the top ten list at eXtasy!
Jack Burns and Samuel Dresser are a young gay couple who love their cabin by the lake. On this occasion, Jack arrives at their secluded retreat a day before Samuel and prepares for his lover's arrival. Excitement turns to terror when a big cat appears as the couple make love in the great outdoors. Will the big cat cause more trouble than the lover's can handle? Or will a twist of fate and nature add some spice to the lover's weekend?

I'd Die For You
Book #4 in the Slippery When Wet Series
ISBN: 978-1-927111-01-7
Publisher: BWLPP Spice
Snake Thompson is looking for revenge. He meets Abel, a lusty blond who tags along for the ride. Can they find the truth and clear Snake's name, or will drugs and money send them to the grave?
August 2011
Edition #75

Where's Jude:

My Blog:


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The eXfactor on Yahoo

Infinite Possibilities:

Books We Love Spice:

The Romance Studio:

The Romance Studio
Blue Blog:

The Rainbow Studio Blog:

Total E-Bound blog: 
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Blog Guests
June 22 - Gabby Lily Raines
June 29 - Jaime Samms
July 6 - Lisabet Sarai
July 13 - Marie Sexton
July 20 - Anne Kane
July 27 - Mogger
Aug. 3 - Annie Alvarez
Aug.10 - Nikki McCoy
Aug.17 - Connie Northrop
Aug.24 - Celine Chatillion
Aug.31 - Nichelle Gregory

Website Updates
Oh yeah! I've done some updating, cleaning up and also added to my backlist. Also, check the cover art page, I've added a couple of new ones that are simply awesome.

My Publishers
Total E-Bound

eXtasy Books


Untreed Read

Noble Romance

Logical Lust

Contest information:
July's contest question was:What did my husband I do last weekend? (Get your minds out of the gutter...LOL) I got oodles of responses to this one, thank you all, so my hat was filled to overflowing with names. Yay!

The winner for July's contest is...Drum roll please:

 Congratulations Tammy! Would you please email me at and let me know which of my backlist of ebooks you'd like.  If you're not sure what's on my backlist, here's where to find it:
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And there you have it, another month gone and one more newsletter put to bed. I hope you enjoyed learning a bit more about me and the work I love so much. Take care and be well, and I’ll see you again next month.


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