Teaser Tuesday: Parsifal #8Sunday #MFRWHooks #RainbowSnippets #SnipSun



GenreErotica (BDSM, m/m, m/f/f menage)

Length: 10,000 Words

Heat Level: Nuclear Blast (5 Flames)

Blurb

Candi knew hot things happened behind closed doors at the Pearl Beach Resort. After all, the place was owned by bisexual billionaire playboy Boris van Donk, who had a reputation for taking on all comers. 

Candi's family of origin was strictly religious, and she has never given or received more than a chaste kiss in her 21 years. Between bad-boy Boris and her geeky, fun-loving, porn-writing housemates, an awakening of her desires is inevitable. 

Snippet

Despite their enjoyment of one another’s company, the trio realized there were many things they didn't know about each other. They wished to strengthen their bond and dedicated an hour every week to unofficial group therapy. During this time, anyone could share his or her secrets. The friends were currently involved in one of these casual counseling sessions.

The trio’s sole male member, Parsifal Matveev, was twenty-four years old. At five foot seven and 130 pounds, he was an elflike fellow with a sweet smile, stunning malachite green eyes, strawberry blond hair, and freckled cheeks.

Buy Link

https://amzn.to/3eNpil8

You can pre-order now for $1.99. While $1.99 is a great price, I'm gonna let you in on a bit of inside info. I will run a freebie soon after the release, and the book will be available from Kindle Unlimited if you'd prefer to borrow it. 

Grab it now and know it will be available to read on October 10, or mark your calendar and snap it up later. You're a winner either way!

I have two promo events coming up in October, both hosted by RABT Book Tours. 

https://sites.google.com/rabtbooktoursandpr.com/fall-2022-blitzes/lil-deville-the-shape-of-heat-i-awakening-teaser-tuesday

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The Odd Trio #MFRWHooks #RainbowSnippets #8Sunday #SnipSun



GenreErotica (BDSM, m/m, m/f/f menage)

Length: 10,000 Words

Heat Level: Nuclear Blast (5 Flames)

Blurb

Candi knew hot things happened behind closed doors at the Pearl Beach Resort. After all, the place was owned by bisexual billionaire playboy Boris van Donk, who had a reputation for taking on all comers. 

Candi's family of origin was strictly religious, and she has never given or received more than a chaste kiss in her 21 years. Between bad-boy Boris and her geeky, fun-loving, porn-writing housemates, an awakening of her desires is inevitable. 

Snippet

During the first meeting for new students, the odd trio, though appearing to have little in common, became fast friends. They complemented each other, and their zeal for their coursework led them to graduate in three years instead of the usual four. Upon graduation, the three friends enthusiastically accepted the offer of employment at Pearl Beach Resort with a three-bedroom cabin to share.

The college and the resort were both presided over by Boris van Donk, a Dutch billionaire whose reputed sexual excesses earned him the nickname “The Dirty Dutchman.” It was rumored that he enjoyed introducing neophytes of both sexes to his fabled collection of erotic toys and practices. Despite his libido being the stuff of legend, van Donk conducted himself with dignity; he never forced his desires on disinterested parties.

Buy Link

https://amzn.to/3eNpil8

You can pre-order now for $1.99. While $1.99 is a great price, I'm gonna let you in on a bit of inside info. I will run a freebie soon after the release, and the book will be available from Kindle Unlimited if you'd prefer to borrow it. 

Grab it now and know it will be available to read on October 10, or mark your calendar and snap it up later. You're a winner either way!

I have two promo events coming up in October, both hosted by RABT Book Tours. The signup should be open by the end of the week. Here are the links if you can help with either or both.

https://sites.google.com/rabtbooktoursandpr.com/fall-2022-blitzes/lil-deville-the-shape-of-heat-i-awakening-teaser-tuesday

https://sites.google.com/rabtbooktoursandpr.com/fall-2022-blitzes/lil-deville-the-shape-of-heat-i-awakening-release-blitz?authuser=0

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Charity Sunday: The Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research

 

Tears for the Lost
Image designed by Cara Hartley
You are welcome to use it, but please credit me.


For this month's Charity Sunday, I am donating to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research. There are many forms of dementia. Not to put too fine a point on it, all of them suck ass. Alzheimer's disease is one of the most widely recognized forms of dementia. There is no cure and the idea that people won't get dementia if they just keep their minds active really grinds my gears because it's pure bull pucky. 

I worked caring for the elderly for approximately 25 years. I have taken care of highly intelligent and gifted people with dementia. Unfortunately, doing crossword puzzles is not a safeguard against dementia and I really hate clickbait sharticles proclaiming that "keeping your mind active" prevents dementia. 

Dementia can happen to artists, doctors, pharmacists, college professors, musicians, scientists, and yes, writers, to name a few professions requiring an active mind. Researchers don't fully understand why people develop Alzheimer's. However, studies have revealed that people presenting with the disease have an impaired ability to clear beta-amyloid plaque from their brains.



Those of you in my age range may recognize these elf-like brothers. They were born in 1953 and 1955. The younger brother on the left is aging abnormally in the sense that most 67-year-old men don't throw themselves around a stage half-naked while playing guitar as if possessed by the spirit of The Great Cornholio. The older brother, unfortunately, died in 2017 at age 64 after a 9-year-battle with early onset Alzheimer's.

(The Cornholio reference is not intended as an insult. These guys liked Beavis and Butthead, and so do I.)


I always thought this was a tremendously unfair fate. Malcolm Young wasn't a perfect person, but he tried to conduct himself in an honorable fashion. When his band's lead singer, Bon Scott, died suddenly in early 1980, Malcolm took it upon himself to call Bon's mother so she learned of the unfortunate incident from a sympathetic person rather than seeing it on the news. 

As Dr. Greg House once said, you don't get what you deserve; you get what you get. Sometimes life hands good people a leaky bucket filled with raw sewage while certain orange-hued crooks and their complicit spawn walk free after being caught with classified documents stolen from the U.S. government. 


I did this bit of Photoshop not long after I learned how ill Malcolm was. 

I find the strength of the bond between these fellows touching. I watched an interview with Angus where he said that even after Malcolm's condition deteriorated to where he could no longer walk, talk, or feed himself, he would still smile whenever Angus came to visit him. That at least is a lovely thing. It reminds me of something the late Christopher Lee said following the passing of his great friend Peter Cushing.

“At some point of your lives, every one of you will notice that you have in your life one person, one friend whom you love and care for very much. That person is so close to you that you are able to share some things only with him. For example, you can call that friend, and from the very first maniacal laugh or some other joke you will know who is at the other end of that line. We used to do that with him so often. And then when that person is gone, there will be nothing like that in your life ever again”

Angus lost Malcolm and also his older brother George within a month of each other. Another case of life handing the leaky bucket of sewage to the wrong person.

Here is the link to donate to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research.


I would like to share a link to the book review I wrote for a series of children's books created by two sisters who cared for their mother who had Alzheimer's. The books are perfect for kids but also comforting for adults, at least those adults who are secretly still 10 years old inside. Like, you know, me.

The link goes live at 12 AM MST on 25 September 2022.


I've finished the first draft of Flight of the Dragons and now it's crunch time on editing to get it ship-shape for submission to Dragon Soul Press for potential inclusion in their Reign of Fire anthology. 

https://dragonsoulpress.com/shortstorycalls/

Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Length: 9000 Words

Heat Level: 0 Flames

Blurb
Poverty and the threat of nuclear annihilation dominate his reality, so Simeon retreats to the world of his imagination where dragons fly free, bringing hope on leathery wings. 

Snippet

Simeon wasn’t sorry to leave the metropolitan area. With pandemic restrictions and an increase in high-pollution days, his health problems often prevented him from attending school in person, so he never developed close friendships with his classmates.

Simeon was a dwarf who had undergone multiple heart surgeries and procedures to correct his abnormally formed digestive tract. He didn’t mind being a dwarf and figured it wouldn’t have mattered if he minded. There were neither spells nor medications to make him grow, so he accepted himself as he was. He didn’t mind eating softer foods to accommodate his sensitive digestive system. He liked hamburgers, soups, and applesauce. He could eat his favorite foods, such as bagels with cream cheese or grilled cheese sandwiches.

The surgeons had satisfactorily corrected Simeon’s heart anomalies. Overall, he was much healthier than he had been in early childhood. However, he remained vulnerable to respiratory infections and asthma attacks.


I would also like to share the Gardenian flag that I created on Saturday morning. (Gardenia is the fictional nation where Simeon lives.) I couldn't have done it without Pixabay, Pixlr.com, and the flag creator app on rollforfantasy.com

https://rollforfantasy.com/tools/flag-creator.php






Welcome to Pearl Beach Resort #MFRWAuthor #MFRWHooks #RainbowSnippets #8Sunday #SnipSun

 


GenreErotica (BDSM, m/m, m/f/f menage)

Length: 10,000 Words

Heat Level: Nuclear Blast (5 Flames)

Blurb

Candi knew hot things happened behind closed doors at the Pearl Beach Resort. After all, the place was owned by bisexual billionaire playboy Boris van Donk, who had a reputation for taking on all comers. 

Candi's family of origin was strictly religious, and she has never given or received more than a chaste kiss in her 21 years. Between bad-boy Boris and her geeky, fun-loving, porn-writing housemates, an awakening of her desires is inevitable. 

Snippet

Two women and a man, all hospitality workers in their early twenties, sat in a remote spot on the soft pink sands of Pearl Beach Resort. Pearl Beach was a tropical hideaway in the Caribbean Sea, offering both relaxing days and exciting nightlife for adults. Fire Isle’s nearby sister island, Moonlight Island, was home to Sunny Coast Hospitality College. Some of the school’s graduates became managers of luxury hotels. Others loved Pearl Beach so much that they stayed on as employees. The three companions were in the latter category. 

Buy Link

https://amzn.to/3eNpil8

You can pre-order now for $1.99. While $1.99 is a great price, I'm gonna let you in on a bit of inside info. I will run a freebie soon after the release, and the book will be available from Kindle Unlimited if you'd prefer to borrow it. 

Grab it now and know it will be available to read on October 10, or mark your calendar and snap it up later. You're a winner either way!

I originally intended to submit the manuscript for this story to Cobblestone Press, but when I tried to do so, I received a delightful notice from a mailer daemon. I triple-checked the email address, and it matched what was on their website. However, according to my top intel sources, Cobblestone Press went out of business a couple of years ago. (Thank you to Kayelle Allen for this information.) So I formatted the manuscript and published it myself. 

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Flight of the Dragons Intro #MFRWHooks #8Sunday #SnipSun

 

Image by Iván Tamás from Pixabay

Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Length: TBD

Heat Level: 0 Flames

Blurb
Poverty and the threat of nuclear annihilation dominate his reality, so Simeon retreats to the world of his imagination where dragons fly free, bringing hope on leathery wings. 

Snippet

Twelve-year-old Simeon Gorecki lived in the tiny prairie town of Ganatane, population 123 souls. Two years previously, he and his mother, Maria Iohannes, had moved to Ganatene from Minnerane, a large metropolitan area a hundred miles to the south. After Simeon’s father, Air Force Captain Ib Gorecki, disappeared during the Assault of the Scorching Lands four years ago, Maria became the family’s sole wage earner, working long hours as a nurse at the Clearwater Lake Clinic to pay the ever-increasing rental costs on the family’s modest townhome.

Maria was in poor health. Chemotherapy, radiation treatments, and operations to remove her breasts, reproductive system, and thyroid gland took a toll on her ability to perform the physically demanding job she’d held for many years. There were no rental relief programs even for individuals with severe disabilities. So, Maria took the money in the family’s savings account and found an old house in the Northeastern territories where she and Simeon could live without fear of their rent being raised.

Buy Link

None yet. This is a WIP that I am submitting to Dragon Soul Press for potential inclusion in their Reign of Fire anthology. 

https://dragonsoulpress.com/shortstorycalls/

Stories for Reign of Fire should be between 3000 and 15,000 words and are due by September 30. If you are interested in submitting a story of your own for Reign of Fire or checking out forthcoming DSP anthologies, please visit the preceding link. I am not affiliated with Dragon Soul Press; I am just passing along the information. 

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A Christmas Celebration for Ziggy #8Sunday #MFRWHooks #RainbowSnippets #SnipSun

 

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Genre
Sci-Fi, Dystopian

Heat Level
0 Flames 
(Purely Platonic)

Blurb
On Christmas Eve 2051, a nineteen-year-old college student honors the final wishes of her best friend in a world devastated by biological warfare.

Snippet

It was December 24th, 2051, the end of the year when the Dangerously Stupid People killed off most human and animal life through biowarfare. At the beginning of December, there were approximately 1200 survivors who had congregated at the University of Colorado campus in Boulder. Twelve days ago, the dozen survivors that remained were looking forward to decorating the campus as a symbol of faith and hope for the future; now only one of the CU Twelve remained. 

Today’s to-do list for nineteen-year-old Saraswati Alfarsi included burying her best friend and decorating the foliage near the University Theatre building on the Norlin Quadrangle. Sara, who was trying to decide between a career in the sciences or medicine, had recorded most of the deaths in her ledger with clinical detachment. Now she couldn’t stop the tears from flowing as she noted the details of the most recent decedent.

Buy Link
None yet. I am submitting this story for potential inclusion in the Magick and Mistletoe anthology from Dragon Soul Press.

There is still time to submit to the Magick and Mistletoe anthology, but you'll have to hurry. The deadline is August 31.

The next Dragon Soul Press anthology seeking submissions is Realm of Fire. This is an anthology of dragon stories. 

Submission due September 30, 2022

Word Count – 3,000-15,000

For more information on forthcoming Dragon Soul Press anthologies, please visit the link below. I am not affiliated with Dragon Soul Press, I just want to pass on the information to my fellow authors.


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Merry Mittens snippet + Anthology Info #MFRWAuthor #MFRWHooks #8Sunday #RainbowSnippets #SnipSun

 

Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay

Hello, Hoppers. I'm featuring a snippet from Merry Mittens, the story I'm submitting for potential publication in the Magick and Mistletoe anthology from Dragon Soul Press. Following the snippet, I am including the info for this and forthcoming Dragon Soul Press anthologies into early 2024. 

This is a family-friendly holiday story.

The Snippet

My family and I were serving Christmas Eve dinner at the Father William Kroger Community Center in Crouch End, as we did every year. I was carving my third chicken of the night and thinking that I should have elected to dish up the puddings rather than trying to show off how grown-up I was by carving the roast chickens. Still, it made me proud that my father trusted me with grown-up work, and I did my level best to make sure I broke the birds down into perfect portions to make the servers’ jobs easier.

I was being careful not to cut myself, but carving is a repetitive task, and my mind wandered. I have been told, sometimes jokingly and sometimes seriously, that I think too much. It’s funny, but I’ve also been told that I tend not to think things through before acting.

Story Notes

My protagonist is twelve-year-old Guinevere Ali. Her family and friends call her Gwen or Gwenny. I think I've managed to offer a nice snapshot of Gwenny's personality in the above snippet.

And now, as promised, here is the link for Dragon Soul Press anthology submission calls through January 2024. You can also find the submission guidelines on the Dragon Soul Press website.

https://dragonsoulpress.com/shortstorycalls/

I am not in any way affiliated with Dragon Soul Press. I just like to let my fellow authors know about potential opportunities for publications.

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Dark Hearts Love Too: Charity Sunday: Adams County Animal Shelter

Dark Hearts Love Too: Charity Sunday: Adams County Animal Shelter:   http://lisabetsarai.blogspot.com For this Charity Sunday, I am going to send items to the Adams County Animal Shelter for their Smitten fo...

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#MFRWAuthor Update from the Naughty Netherworld

 

Image by Bluehouse Skis from Pixabay

Hello Naughties. Earlier this month I made big promises about giving away entire ARCs for the first and second books in the Tales from the Dreamlands series. For those who were really looking forward to receiving these ARCs, I will make them available sometime this year, but I have decided not to give them away with the newsletter just now. 

I am working on setting up my Book Funnel account. Hopefully, I can do so this month. I have three major author presences, and Book Funnel allows me to promote all three with their highest tier subscription. With Story Origin, I would have to create three separate accounts. Ay-yi-yi, what a pain in the posterior!

I still have to switch my subscriber list from Tiny Letter to Mailer Lite. I haven't done so yet because I (Lil DeVille, that is) have been busy working on my first draft for The Shape of Heat, an erotic novella featuring three twenty-something workers at the scandalous Pearl Beach Resort, located on the fictitious Fire Isle in the Caribbean. The good news is, I have been having a lot of fun writing this story.

The retooled newsletter will feature plenty of good stuff, including links to ARCs once I get them set up. I've read different things regarding what should be included in a newsletter. The fellow who runs Story Origin suggests that authors should offer an exclusive 10,000 word novella, saying that 10,000 words is neither too short or too long. 

Personally, I like to make my novellas available to the public, so I don't think this is the right path for me. Some authors offer a chapter from one of their books. I think this is more my speed. I might also offer goodies such as a compendium of characters. 

Another thing I will be offering going forward is a $5 Amazon gift card for a lucky recipient every month. I use Random.org to choose the winner. $5 isn't a lot, but it's what I can afford at this time. 

I realized that I had once again bitten off more than I could chew when the time to post my link to Book Hooks rolled around and I said "screw it, I just can't." However, this realization was free of the guilt that usually accompanies such an epiphany--proof that sometimes you can teach an old dog new tricks. 

I am currently reading a book called Hiding Behind a Window by an author using the pseudonym Laura Chill. 


I really recommend this book to anyone who, like me, may be dealing with the repercussions of their own past trauma, or simply for anyone who enjoys learning about what other people have been through. If you purchase a copy of the book through the above link, I will earn a small commission from Amazon.

That's all for now. I hope that nobody is terribly disappointed that receipt of the promised ARC is being put off. I hope to have everyone from the Tiny Letter list switched over to the Mailer Lite list within the month. I will announce the winner of the $5 gift card in the August 1 newsletter.

To subscribe to the new Naughty Netherworld News, follow the link!


Thank you for your support.

~Ornery Owl Has Spoken~

Ornery Owl is learning to listen to her body and her mind
Free use image by Lumpi from Pixabay


Candi #MFRWSteam #RainbowSnippets

 

Image by kordula vahle from Pixabay

Author: Lil DeVille

Genre: Erotica

Rating: Adults Only

Heat Rating: Nuclear Blast (5 flames)

Romance Rating: Erotic Romance, ménage à trois, bisexual romance

Pairings: M/M, F/F/M, M/M/M, mixed group

Blurb
Candi knew hot things went on behind closed doors at the Pearl Beach Resort. After all, the place was owned by bisexual billionaire playboy Boris van Donk. Boris had a reputation for taking on all comers. Candi's family of origin was strictly religious, and she has never given or received more than a chaste kiss in her 21 years of life. Between bad-boy Boris and her geeky, fun-loving, porn-writing housemates, an awakening of her desires is inevitable. 

Snippet

Two women and a man, all in their early twenties, sat in a remote spot on the sands of Pearl Beach Resort. The resort was located on Fire Isle, a small body of land in the Caribbean sea, approximately 45 miles west of St. Lucia. 

Twenty-one-year-old Candida Peters, known to her friends as Candi, was the baby of the trio. She was a sweet-faced young Caucasian woman with shoulder-length, cinnamon-colored hair and warm hazel eyes. Just five feet two inches tall, Candi lamented the seeming imbalance between her modest bust, curvy hips, and thick thighs. No matter how much she dieted and exercised, her lower half never became svelte enough for her liking.

Note
There isn't room for explanation in this snippet, but I want to clarify that I see no fault in a body shaped like Candi's. Her insecurities echo those I had at her age. I developed an eating disorder at twelve which I still struggle with at almost 60 years old. All bodies are good bodies and I find it outrageous the way diet culture and advertising promote disordered eating. 


How to have a Bikini Body:
Buy a bikini.
Put it on your body.

Buy Links
None yet. This story is a WIP. I am creating it for submission to the Naughty November prompt from Cobblestone Press. If they don't want it, I'll publish it myself. This is a story with lots of potential subplots. 

Submissions between 10,000 and 40,000 words are due by August 1.


They are looking for erotic romance or erotica, Ménage or BDSM.

They have several submission categories and accept manuscripts year-round.

That's about it for now! Happy naughty writing!

Love, Lil






A Perilous Path #8Sunday #SnipSun

 

Genre: 
Fantasy, Paranormal, Sci-Fi

Overall Rating
R for fantasy gore, profanity, and violence

Heat Rating
0 flames

Romance Rating
Strictly Platonic

Blurb:
The fate of the Cosmos rests in the hands of an unlikely team of unusual friends. Will an exiled member of an ancient extraterrestrial race, a human ghost, and two ghouls be able to outfox an ancient evil and beat Nyarlathotep at his game before time runs out? This buddy story is the first in a series of New Cthulhu Mythos cliffhangers.

Snippet:

You can read last week's snippet here.

https://www.naughtynetherworldpress.com/2022/07/a-poisonous-place-fa-pa-sf-8sunday.html

“An altar in the Hall of Nyarlathotep—but of course! Who would not be quite curious to follow a portal in a blasted Hall of Nyarlathotep Worship?”

“I think that this portal may lead back to your world via the Dreamlands, Ketil,” the creature revealed. “From my understanding of the sigils surrounding the gate, this passage terminates in Xura. I have never been to Xura, but I have heard rumors of a most interesting house which is said to be a focal point in this realm.”

“Oh, but of course. The House of Great Fuckery,” the man expounded. “And who in their right mind would not wish to go through the House of Great Fuckery?”

Buy Links:

Yes, you can buy it or read it for free with Kindle Unlimited.

https://bit.ly/KetilandYitzyAz

But as a reminder, I am giving away the ARC for this book. Just do what I say, and nobody will get hurt!

If you sign up for the Naughty Netherworld Newsletter by July 15, you will receive one whole and complete ARC of this book.

https://bit.ly/NaughtyNetherworldNews2

If you're already a subscriber, you don't need to do anything else. Hopefully, everything will proceed without a hitch. I am switching from Tiny Letter to Mailer Lite. 

There is just one thing I want to know.

How does Grammarly think that "TinyLetter" looks a damn thing like "Donald?" There are only two letters in common.


I'm working to set up my Story Origin and Book Funnel accounts. I keep hearing conflicting information from people about the effectiveness of newsletters. Some say they have several solar systems worth of subscribers and newsletters are the best thing since sliced bread. Others say newsletters don't do much for them. Personally, I've found them to be a bust, but I'm going to try to give it a fair shake.

Maybe Donald Duck will subscribe to my newsletter. He's a smart guy who knows a good story when he reads one. 

I've always wished I had the money to hire someone to handle my social media accounts and promotions. If I did, you'd all probably think this was me, the young, artsy, mysterious, hip Lady Writer.

Image by Khusen Rustamov from Pixabay
The Fascinating Fantasy

I've never been any good at pretending to be something I'm not, though. The reality is much closer to this:

Image by 942987 from Pixabay

Anyway, sign up for my newsletter. It's a work in progress. 

I'm really glad my writing is better than my promotional abilities, though. I flat-out suck at promotion, no lie. 















Teaser Tuesday: Parsifal #8Sunday #MFRWHooks #RainbowSnippets #SnipSun

Genre :  Erotica (BDSM, m/m, m/f/f menage) Length : 10,000 Words Heat Level : Nuclear Blast (5 Flames) Blurb Candi knew hot things happened ...