Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Geeky Dice & Debauchery Tour & Links

Today is Christine Rains' day to stop by on her Geeky Dice & Debauchery Tour to celebrate the release of Loose Corset (D&D #1). Welcome, Christine!

Loose Corset (D&D #1)

Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Genre: erotic romance
Release date: January 9, 2015

Geek girl Morgan Reid has been to many conventions, but none that had her wishing it would never end.

Dressed as their characters from the online game Steampunk Quest, Morgan and her best friend meet the other players for the first time in real life. Morgan's attraction to the gorgeous Dean Bradley is immediate, making it difficult to breathe in her tight corset. Even after a few dice shattering orgasms, she doesn't believe this can be anything more than a con fling. But Dean is making her feel things she's only read about in books. Can Morgan let go of her cool-headed logic and allow herself to fall completely for the perfect geek guy?

Keep an eye out for her next two books in the D&D series: Layers of Lace and A Masked Kiss.

Purchase links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Ellora's Cave

Check out the excerpt below:

Geek girl problem #77: When things are going your way, you always suspect a boss fight around the next corner.

Stomping out of the bathroom, I froze upon seeing Russell standing in the alcove between the drinking fountains across from me. Dressed as Snidely Whiplash, he had the perfect sneer for the character.

“Come to kidnap me and tie me to the train tracks?” I folded my arms and stepped out of the way of a group of girls going into the bathroom.

“Don’t tempt me. It would save us all a lot of trouble.” Russell’s sharp and bitter tone carried a phantom slap.

I hesitated, weighing the situation. He obviously didn’t like me, but why? I hadn’t felt such hate when we first met, no matter that we were playing enemies. Did something so horrible happen between him and Emily, he was taking it out on me? But why did it feel more personal than that?

“Okay.” I took in a deep, slow breath and let it out. “Clearly you wanted to talk to me since you’re waiting here. What did you want to say?”

“End this thing between you and Dean now. Today at least. Don’t drag it out. You’ll only cause more damage if you do.”

Not what I expected in the least. What did he have against me and Dean? Did he not think I was good enough for his cousin?

“What’s between Dean and I is our own business.” There. A mature and reasonable reply. I wasn’t going to resort to growling back at him.

“And what is between you, hm?” Russell raised his comical eyebrows. It looked silly and somehow foreboding. “Girlfriend and boyfriend? Or just a con fling?”

About the Author: Christine Rains is a writer, blogger, and geek mom. She's married to her best friend and fellow geek living in south-central Indiana. They have one son who is too smart for his parents' own good and loves to pretend he's Batman. Christine has four degrees which help nothing with motherhood, but make her a great Jeopardy player. When she's not reading or writing, she's going on adventures with her son or watching cheesy movies on Syfy Channel. She's a member of Untethered Realms and S.C.I.F.I. (South Central Indiana Fiction Interface). She has several short stories and novellas published. The Dice & Debauchery series is her first contemporary erotic romance.

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Christine is holding a giveaway! First prize: Zombie Dice and a Christine Rains die; second prize: (3 winners) Christine Rains die and swag. Enter using the Rafflectoper at the bottom of this post.

Now, since it's Wednesday, it's time for some links!

Accepting Submissions:

Children's Brains Are Yummy (or CBAY) Books is accepting submissions for the anthology A Thousand Words for War. These should be stories on "different kinds of conflict and how they impact us." Fantasy or science fiction, appropriate for 13-18 years. Flash fiction up to 1000 words, short stories up to 5000 words. $10-$20. Deadline March 18.

Timeless Tales Magazine is seeking fairy tale retellings. Current theme is Perseus and Medusa. Up to 2000 words. Should be PG-13. Pays a flat rate of $15. Deadline for this themed issue is March 23.

World Weaver Press is open for science fiction adventure stories for the anthology Far Orbit: Apogee. Up to 10,000 words. Pays $.01/word. Deadline March 31.

Another Dimension Magazine is looking for dark twisty stories like those found in Twilight Zone and Night Gallery. 1000-3000 words. Pays $.03/word. Deadline for the next issue is March 31.

Whortleberry Press is open for submissions of fantasy, sci-fi, and horror lite for the sixth issue of Strange Mysteries. They want strange, unusual, and mysterious. Up to 4000 words. Pays $10. Deadline March 31.

Kaleidotrope (write that three times fast) is accepting submissions of speculative fiction. Preferably between 250 and 10,000 words. Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and artwork. Pays $.01/word. Deadline March 31.

Phantom Drift is open for submissions of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art. They want fabulist style. Pays $5/page, plus a contributor copy. Deadline March 31.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Publications wants sci-fi stories for their Unbound anthology. The theme is Lost Friends. 3000-20,000 words. Pays $.01/word. Deadline March 31.

Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly is taking stories for Souls & Saints: A Day of the Dead Anthology. 2000-10,000 words. Also accept poetry. Pay unknown. Deadline March 31.

Ladylit Publishing is seeking submissions for Summer Love: Lesbian Stories of Holiday Romance. Romance should be the focus. 3000-6000 words. Pays $45, plus 1 copy of the paperback, 1 copy of the ebook. Deadline March 31.

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Any of these of interest? Anything to share? How fun is a personalized die as swag? What do you think of the Loose Corset cover?

May you find your Muse.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Always someone who doesn't like you for some odd reason.

Christine Rains said...

Thanks for hosting me today! :)

Christine Rains said...

Unfortunately that's true. Thanks for stopping by today, Alex!

Nick Wilford said...

Christine is everywhere on her tour. I already won a Christine Rains die, so I left the giveaway for others. I love it!

Lots of sci-fi opportunities... interesting. I like the Lost Friends theme.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Christine's titles for that series are so clever. Geeks are definitely the new sexy.

Crystal Collier said...

Love the excerpt! Such great tension.

Christine Rains said...

I'm so glad you like it, Nick! :)

Christine Rains said...

Thank you, Susan!

Shannon Lawrence said...

I was happy to! Thanks for stopping by and hanging out.

Shannon Lawrence said...

Sad, but true. But differences help the world go 'round, right?

Shannon Lawrence said...

Yay! I love creative swag.

Shannon Lawrence said...

That will be fun to see, geeks as the new sexy. I married one, so I already knew it was sexy. ;)

Shannon Lawrence said...

Definitely! I could picture it with the Snidely Whiplash costume.

Chrys Fey said...

Christine, your blog tour is going strong! Woo-hoo! :D I love that you included Geek Girl Problems into your story. Clever!

Thanks for the submission list, Shannon! :)

Arlee Bird said...

I wish Christine Rains well with her book.

More links! Your blog will one day be my go to place if I want to shop around some of my writing.

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Tossing It Out

Christine Rains said...

Thank you, Chrys!

Christine Rains said...

Thanks, Arlee! :)

Michelle Wallace said...

Christine's blog tour has been ROCKING!
Thanks for all these wonderful links, Shannon!

Shannon Lawrence said...

Geek Girl Problems is a great addition!

Shannon Lawrence said...

I hope that's soon, Lee!

Shannon Lawrence said...

She knows how to set up a blog tour, doesn't she? And always with fun extras.