CTR Authors Dish: August 2018: Writing Advice @MeganSlayer #meganslayer #writing

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QUESTION: What is the one piece of writing advice that has stuck with you and why?

Answer?

There has been a lot of writing advice that’s flown around. I’m sure most of it’s been heard before. Almost all of it’s good advice. It is. One thing that’s stayed with me all this time doesn’t have much to do with actual writing, but more about promoting your writing. The thing I’ve kept very much in the front of my mind is this: think about what you’re posting online and keep it positive. Sounds like something that should be well known, right? Think before you hit post and keep it upbeat. It’s one of my rules of thumb. There are days, for sure, that are down ones. There are things I’ve done that I thought, how can I make this a positive experience? How can I make this something online that will be positive? That’s important for me. I hear you thinking, not every experience is positive. I mean, gee whiz, we go through things that aren’t always rosy. You’ll want to talk about it. By all means. Talk. But when you’re getting a negative review or the editor has been super hard on you or when you’ve had a fight with someone…maybe you’ve gotten cover art that’s not your favorite. My advice is this: don’t air that dirty laundry on social media. Not only does it make you look petty, but your group of friends might be cool with what you’ve said, but others will take it wrong. Yep. Or it will be interpreted wrong. But being happy or putting a positive spin on the situation…my editor made me cry, but it’s making me stronger OR not my favorite review, but it happens and I’m learning…something like that. It’s the best advice I can think of. Write that new book, keep going, and keep it positive. That’s what you need to do. That’s the best advice I’ve ever been given and now it’s in your hands, too.

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July 2018: Favorite Convention(s) ~ @MeganSlayer ~ #RAGT18 #coffeetimeromance

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CTR asked:
QUESTION: Besides RT and RWA, what’s your favorite book convention to attend and why?

Megan Slayer said:

I have two different conventions I like to attend. I’m sort of an oddball, though.

The first big convention I love to attend would be the Lori Foster Reader and Author Get Together (#RAGT18) down in Cincinnati, Ohio. This convention always sells out and almost always in a matter of minutes. The thing about this con is that it’s smallish. There are only 500 attendees, including the authors and it’s mostly readers. It’s all in one hotel and the hotel is small so there’s little worry of getting lost. One hallway and two turns…and you’ve seen it all. But it’s like being with family. Many of the same people attend and it’s fun. It’s not stuffy. You’re hanging out with your friends. Really. There are raffles, lots of little things where you can hang with authors and the money for the raffles go to the animal shelter. You’re helping critters and could win a basket. I love it. Want to know more? http://readerauthorgettogether.com/

The other convention I like to attend that’s really not a convention, but rather a tiny event, is the Books and Brunch event put on by the Friends of the Keystone-LaGrange Public Library. Now, I see you’re thinking…a friends of the library event? Must be small. It is. There are only four featured authors. It’s only a couple hour event. But being smallish helps. You get to talk to the authors and you’re served a wonderful brunch for only $12 a ticket. How can you beat that? I love being able to talk to the authors, to have great food and mostly help the library. That’s the big thing for me. For this event, all the money goes to the library for the renovations to the existing building. How cool is that? Find out more right here: http://www.elyrialibrary.org/KLCLFriends_Home.html

– Website – http://wendizwaduk.com/indexMegan.htm
– Twitter – @meganslayer

Her Sir by Megan Slayer cover

Her Sir (the Underground, Book 1)

[Contemporary BDSM Romance ]

There’s only one man for Andi—her Sir.

Andi McCarron knew the moment she met Sir’s gaze, he’d change her life forever. Despite other Doms wanting her as their sub, she only submits to him because he knows how to make her skin tingle. The pain delivered from his crop makes her spirit sing. She needs Sir but she wants more—except he’s not interested in taking the relationship outside of the club. What’s a girl to do when the man of her dreams, the one wielding the crop, won’t leave the club?

Dean Meyer craves his sweet sub, Andi. She fills his dreams and fantasies, but she wants a relationship. He’s not sure she can handle both his demons and secrets. Still, he can’t deny the attraction to her. When fate throws them together, he has to make a choice—give his sub what she needs or let her go for good.

Available in Ebook:

– Kindle – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BY57KMD/ 
– Nook – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/her-sir-megan-slayer/1128433779?ean=2940155200383
– Kobo – https://www.kobo.com/ebook/her-sir
– iBooks – https://itunes.apple.com/book/her-sir/id1369303069

See the post at: https://coffeetimeromance.com/CoffeeThoughts/adjul2018-megan-slayer/

Innocent and Sweet by @meganslayer at the @NewDRB1stChp blog #contemporary #erotic #meganslayer #firstchapter #NewDRB1stChp #roosters

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Learn more about Innocent and Sweet (Roosters 1) by Megan Slayer at the

Here’s the book page:
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Roosters! Party Animal (Roosters 6) by Gale Stanley #contemporary #roosters #changelingpress #romance

Party Animal (Roosters 6)

Party Animal (Roosters 6)

Author: Gale Stanley

BIN: 008530-02755

Genres: Guilty Pleasures (Contemporary)New ReleasesRomance

Themes: GayMultiple Partners

Series: Roosters (#6)

Book Length: Novella

Page Count: 51

Price: $3.99   $3.39
Coming soon!
Casey Cox is a porn star legend. Life is a never-ending party and there’s always a hot guy or two willing to play. Then Casey meets the one man who isn’t interested and suddenly it’s a challenge he can’t resist.
Note from Megan: I can’t wait for this book! Hope you can’t wait, too!

Roosters! Badger (Roosters 5) by Harley Wylde and Paige Warren #contemporary #mc #romance #changelingpress #roosters

Badger (Roosters 5)

Badger (Roosters 5)

Author: Harley WyldePaige Warren

Cover Art: Bryan Keller

BIN: 08518-02752

Genres: Guilty Pleasures (Contemporary)New ReleasesRomance

Themes: MC RomanceNew Adult

Series: Roosters (#5)

Book Length: Novella

Page Count: 84

Available August 3rd

Badger — I went to prison for ten years after beating a man to death. He deserved it, and then some. I only wish he’d suffered more. Now I’m free, but things aren’t the same as when I left. The little girl I once saved is now a tempting young woman with curves in all the right places. I should stay away, far away, but I’m drawn to her like a moth to a flame. The pres of my club adopted her, so she’s definitely a no-fly zone, but damn if I don’t want her with every breath I take. A little sample wouldn’t hurt anyone, right? As long as Griz doesn’t find out, I’ll keep breathing. Sneaking around should be easy enough. I never counted on falling for her, or finding out she was carrying my kid. Now what the hell am I supposed to do? I’m a longtime repeat offender. I can’t walk the straight and narrow. Can I?

Adalia — I’ve worshiped Badger ever since the night he saved me. But what started as a young girl’s infatuation has grown into something more. I know he’ll never see me that way, or at least I thought he wouldn’t. When we’re together, it’s like we just can’t keep our hands off each other. It’s probably against his parole for us to be together, but he doesn’t seem to care. The heat between us is undeniable. He didn’t promise me forever, just right now. But neither of us counted on me getting pregnant, something that wasn’t supposed to happen too easily, and I have no freakin’ clue what to do. I’m scared Badger will run for the hills. He never asked for this, but then neither did I. One thing is for certain. If he doesn’t man up and my daddy finds out, there will be hell to pay.

No one can hide from the president of the Devil’s Fury MC.

Find it at Changeling Press: https://www.changelingpress.com/badger-roosters-5-b-2752

Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FN4TS9C

BN: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/badger-harley-wylde/1129107935?ean=2940161987681

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/badger-8

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/badger/id1413871173?ls=1&mt=11

 

NOW FOR AN EXCERPT:

 

The trip back to Blackwood Falls took too fucking long, and I was feeling anxious. It had been a long damn time since I’d been in a vehicle, and I’d much rather have spent the hour-long ride on my Harley. Soon enough, I’d take it out on the open road, and just let the tension melt away. The only thing sweeter than a ride on my bike was being between a woman’s thighs.

As Demon stopped outside the clubhouse, he tensed and turned to face me. I had no idea what was going to come out of his mouth, but something told me it wasn’t anything I wanted to hear.

“There’s something you need to know,” Demon said.

“Anyone die while I was gone?”

“No. It’s about Adalia.”

My breath froze in my lungs as I pictured her wide blue eyes as they’d stared at me in terror. I’d found her in an alley, her clothes torn, and some asshole raping her. I’d seen her around town, knew she was only thirteen, just a kid. Something inside me had snapped, and I’d beat the fuck out of that asshole. Beat him to death. I didn’t regret what I’d done, only wished I’d gotten there sooner. Adalia had watched as I killed that man, and she hadn’t uttered a word the entire time. Not even when I took her to the hospital to be checked out. I’d known it wouldn’t end well for me, but my first priority had been the girl. Anyone else might have gotten off with a lighter sentence, seeing as how I’d been protecting her. But a guy like me with priors? I hadn’t had a prayer. Ten years to give her the peace of mind that the asshole who had touched her was six feet under? Yeah, it was a trade I’d been willing to make. I’d made it then, and even knowing I’d get time, I’d do it again in a second.

I might be an asshole biker with a rap sheet, but there were some things that even I wouldn’t tolerate. Rape was one of them. Anyone harming a kid was another, and that dickweed had done both. As far as I was concerned, the world was a better place without him in it.

“What about her?” I asked.

She’d be twenty-three now. Probably had a steady job, a nice boyfriend. At least, I hoped that’s how her life had turned out. But the way Demon had said her name… had something happened to her while I was gone? Had some other asshole tried to hurt her, and I hadn’t been around to save her this time? My gut clenched just thinking anything bad had happened to her. She’d been such a sweetheart the few times I’d been around her, always a little on the quiet side.

“She’s here,” Demon said quietly.

 

Roosters! Innocent and Sweet (Roosters 1) by @meganslayer #changelingpress #romance #erotic #roosters #meganslayer

Innocent and Sweet by Megan Slayer SWEET

Roosters, Book 1

Changeling Press

Short Story

M/F, New Adult

 

Anissa Dunn wants one man — Kameron. He’s got looks, brains and a boatload of attitude… and all that muscle. A girl can only take so much, and he’s her heart’s desire. She’s not afraid to give as good as she gets and she wants him to be her teacher in all things carnal.

There’s only one catch — he’s her bodyguard and the rules state she can’t date the staff.

But rules are meant to be broken…

 

Available from Changeling Press:  https://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=2745

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DVM3N4Q/

Universal Link: https://books2read.com/u/b5rkBA

 

EXCERPT:

Copyright ©2018 Megan Slayer

I will make him notice me. Anissa adjusted her dress. The cherry-red halter frock hung on her thin frame. So much for the correct fit. She sighed. No matter what she did, she couldn’t put on weight. She debated what to add to improve her figure. If she wore the leather jacket, she’d appear edgy. The clunky boots helped increase her height, so she was fine there. But her bust… drat. She peered down at her chest. A wave of nausea hit her as she thought about her dating past. Guys didn’t want to date a woman with a flat chest — or so they’d told her.

She spied the gel bra cups she’d bought during her last trip to the fabric store. If she had boobs, maybe the guy of her dreams would finally notice her. He had to.

Anissa stuffed the chilly padding beneath the cups of her dress. Her boobs looked huge. Instead of the burst of confidence she’d expected, she hated her reflection in the mirror. The additions didn’t fit her frame. But she had a date and no choice but to do her best to entice him. If fake boobs worked, then fine. She’d take her chances.

She donned the jacket, then grabbed her purse and hurried downstairs.

Kam stood in the foyer. He wore the same battered leather jacket, faded jeans and dark sunglasses as he always did. He touched his earpiece. “In position.”

Her heart fluttered. Kameron Stone personified sex in human form. Her nipples ached, and she pressed her knees together. She’d never been with a man and wanted Kam to be her first. If she had her way, he’d be her only.

Would he fuck her?

Better yet, would he love her the way she loved him?

“I have the package,” Kam said. “Preparing to leave.”

She frowned. The package. She didn’t have the honor of being referred to by her name. Gaining his attention wasn’t going to be easy. “I’m ready.”

Kam nodded. “This way, Ms. Dunn.”

“Anissa.” He’d used her last name. Dang it. She’d pleaded with him so many times to call her by her first name. Ms. Dunn was her mother. She was just Anissa.

“Ms. Dunn.” Kam escorted her to the front porch, then down the steps. He opened the passenger door of the limo. “After you.”

“Thanks.” She couldn’t leave the house without her trusty bodyguard, Kam. She settled on the seat and folded her hands on her lap. Kam would do anything to protect her, and she trusted him, but she was twenty-one and her father needed to put some faith in her. He’d sheltered her from everything. She didn’t resent him for trying — when she turned twenty-five, she’d come into a hefty sum of cash via the trust her mother had left her, but still. She’d gone to an all-girls college, a private all-girls high school and never spent more than a few hours on her own. She crossed her legs, and her skirt rode high on her leg. Did Kam notice? Did he care?

She swept her gaze over him as he sat beside her. Strong and silent. He wore his clothes like a second skin, could eviscerate anyone who tried to get too close, but Kam said so little. Half the time she had no idea if he listened to her. Knowing him, he tuned her out.

“Kam?” She shifted in her seat to face him. Her skirt rode higher. He didn’t pay her any attention, which rankled her. “Kameron.”

“Ms. Dunn.” He seemed to stare straight ahead.

She whipped out her phone. She couldn’t go through with the date. Not now. She sent a text to the driver, requesting he stay in the driveway. She’d sent the itinerary to the security team but saw no point in leaving the house. Kam wasn’t paying attention to her — not in the way she wanted. He didn’t seem to care.

She sighed. According to the magazines she’d bought, her college roommate and the dirty movies she’d watched in the middle of the night, she had to be aggressive and demand what she wanted. Sure… she could be aggressive. She could demand his attention. But she wasn’t sure how.

Anissa switched seats to face Kam. The car rolled to a stop, most likely in front of the house. She parted her legs and leaned back. “Kam.”

If he looked at her, she couldn’t tell.

“Ms. Dunn?” Kam tensed, and the muscle in his jaw twitched. “Are you okay?”

Nope. He hadn’t noticed her lousy attempts to entice him.

“I’m fine,” she mumbled. What a liar…”I’d like to talk to you.”