Writing What You Love with @MeganSlayer #vampires #gayromance #eroticromance #gay From the Paranormal Romantics Blog

I am part of a book club, well 2, and for one of them we have to read the book the group selects. I don’t mind. These tend to be books I wouldn’t have read otherwise. So I’d finished the book selected for this month and was returning it to the library. I told the librarian that I’d returned it, so when she saw it in the return…that’s why. She asked me what I thought about the book. It wasn’t my favorite story. It wasn’t. I had some issues with the way the author wrote the true crime story. He focused more on his thoughts and his insertion into the story, while trying to claim it was a true crime kind of tale. If he’d said it was a work of fiction, then he was spot on, but by calling it true crime…well, I disagreed.

Here’s the thing, the librarian then said to me, well you have to write what you know. He must feel that close to the story.

She’s right. He must’ve felt that close to the story. To be honest, the crime he wrote about hit me hard, too. But I’m not a crime writer. I get too antsy during mystery books and want to disclose whodunit immediately. I guess it’s part of my short attention span. But what she said got me to thinking. Write what I know? Or write what my imagination and the characters dictate?

I tend to write what I want based on what the characters tell me to do. Really. I tried to write more than a few times to what I knew. It’s only worked when my characters share some of my experiences. Okay, so I don’t personally know any vampires and I haven’t chatted up a zombie, but that’s my imagination. I don’t know if I wrote a story that focused just on my personal experience, if it would be a good story. I don’t know. I guess it would be more of an autobiography than a work of fiction. Although I suppose the book would be a mix of both. My memories aren’t photographic. For all I know, I’d probably embellish–not to make the tale better, but because that’s how I’d remembered it.

But I haven’t written that story about my experiences. I’ve written about vampires, zombies, shifters, romance, love and people finding second chances. It’s been fantastic. I love it. I’ve written with my friends and written alone. I can’t wait to get my next book out there. I hope you all enjoy them. 🙂

Here’s a little bit about my upcoming story, Biting Love. It’s part of the series I wrote as a crossover to Madison Sevier’s Rosie Peaks series. Check it out!!

Biting Love By Megan Slayer A Rosie Peaks Crossover Novellacover early 12345
Megan Slayer Publications
M/M, Anal Sex
Vampires
Contemporary, Paranormal

Mix one vampire with one human who doesn’t believe in the paranormal and add some sizzle.
Anson wasn’t looking for a partner when he spotted the handsome human, but he’s not about to argue when the mood strikes. He’s got to bring a date to the Halloween bash and Parker fits his bill exactly. Now all he needs to do is convince Parker that vampires truly exist.
Parker is practical, intelligent and a little on the geeky side. He can’t believe his eyes—a handsome man has not only hit on him, but asked him out…to a masquerade ball. He doesn’t believe in vampires, but Anson wears his Dracula costume a bit too well.
Can these two find love and trust after all or will the sparks only last until the dawn?

Universal Link: https://www.books2read.com/u/3nOWlB
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075MHSXYL/
Amazon JP: https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B075MHSXYL/
Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B075MHSXYL/
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B075MHSXYL/
Amazon DE: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B075MHSXYL/
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Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B075MHSXYL/ 

This post is also up at the Paranormal Romantics Blog:  https://paranormalromantics.blogspot.com/2017/09/writing-what-you-love-with-meganslayer.html

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Friday Flirt ~ Biting Love by @MeganSlayer #vampires #Gayromance #fridayflirt #excerpt

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Biting Love By Megan Slayecover early 12345

A Rosie Peaks Crossover Novella

Megan Slayer Publications

M/M, Anal Sex

Vampires

Contemporary, Paranormal

 

Mix one vampire with one human who doesn’t believe in the paranormal and add some sizzle.

Anson wasn’t looking for a partner when he spotted the handsome human, but he’s not about to argue when the mood strikes. He’s got to bring a date to the Halloween bash and Parker fits his bill exactly. Now all he needs to do is convince Parker that vampires truly exist.

Parker is practical, intelligent and a little on the geeky side. He can’t believe his eyes—a handsome man has not only hit on him, but asked him out…to a masquerade ball. He doesn’t believe in vampires, but Anson wears his Dracula costume a bit too well.

Can these two find love and trust after all or will the sparks only last until the dawn?

Universal Link: https://www.books2read.com/u/3nOWlB

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075MHSXYL/

Amazon JP: https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B075MHSXYL/

Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B075MHSXYL/

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B075MHSXYL/

Amazon DE: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B075MHSXYL/

Amazon FR: https://www.amazon.fr/dp/B075MHSXYL/

Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B075MHSXYL/

Now for the flirt: ©2017 Megan Slayer, All Rights Reserved

Anson didn’t pull away. He kept caressing Parker’s biceps.

“Unless I can find a sugar daddy or get some cash flowing from my writing, I’ll have to get a part time job over at the burger joint across from the student center. It’s not a bad job, but I’d rather be writing.” He smiled to hide how he felt—embarrassed, dejected, screwed over. He had to get more positivity into his life, but damn it. Life kept throwing him curveballs.

“You never told me what you write.” Anson wriggled his eyebrows. “Anything juicy?”

“No.” Here he wanted to be a writer and he hadn’t self-promoted. Bad Parker. “Science fiction with a little paranormal mixed in. It really depends on the day and my mood. I’ve got one about aliens invading the earth and this one is more paranormal.”

“Really?” Anson smiled.

Parker couldn’t read his expression. “You don’t like it? Too out there for you?”

“No, I’m fascinated.”

“You are?”

Friday Flirt ~ Begin Again by @MeganSlayer #secondchances #MLRPress #gayromance #takeapause #twins

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Begin Again  BeginAgain_200

A Take a Pause Story

By Megan Slayer

Contemporary, LGBTQ

M/M, anal sex, Masturbation

Novella (85 pages)

 

Taking a pause just might be the cure for his broken heart.

Denver Chalmers thought his world completely collapsed when his twin brother, Deiken, committed suicide. Instead of succumbing to the depression, he took a long breath and kept pushing forward with his life. But he’s not really living. Will a chance meeting at the cemetery be the first step toward his salvation?

Jett Dawson shared Denver’s view of the world. Deiken had been his everything, but their seemingly perfect relationship hid a multitude of problems. Jett won’t forget about his past, but he’s ready to move forward. He’s always had a crush on Denver and although he’s been told its wrong, he wants Denver in his life on a romantic level. Will their common ground and mutual desire lead to disaster or something they both need?

 

Available from MLR Press

http://www.mlrbooks.com/Bookstore.php?bookid=MSBAGAIN

And from Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Begin-Again-Take-Pause-Book-ebook/dp/B01GIPXP70/?_encoding=UTF8&tag=mp0def-20

 

Now for that flirt: 

©Megan Slayer, 2016, All Rights Reserved

Footsteps crunched on the dry grass. He glanced over his shoulder. He wasn’t sure why, but he’d expected to see his ex-boyfriend Mike. Maybe they weren’t good together, but Mike had a way of knowing when Denver was low. He focused on the person walking up to him.

This wasn’t Mike.

Recognition swept over him. He knew the man. Jett Dawson, Deiken’s partner.

Oh shit. The last time he’d spoken to Jett, they’d argued. Jett screamed at him and he’d called Jett an asshole. Back then, he hadn’t known the score and blamed Jett for his brother’s passing. Now he knew better.

The guilt came rushing back to Denver. He wasn’t sure what to say to his twin’s partner.

“Denver.” Jett stopped beside him.

“Jett.” He wanted to be cool and not lose his temper. Deiken’s actions were his own–not Jett’s fault. Besides, Denver had blown his chances at conversation in the past. How did he know now would be different?

“I miss him,” Jett said. He stuffed his hands into his board short’s pockets. “It’s not the same at the plant without him.”

“I bet.” He turned his attention to Jett, but didn’t really see him.

“I come here a lot. I must miss you, since this is the first time I’ve run into you in six months.” Jett sighed, then faced away from the grave. “Can–can we talk? Not exchange pleasantries, but really talk? Not here.”

Denver paused. This could end up therapeutic or really bad. They tended to argue, not talk. But still. If Jett needed someone, he’d try to be there. “I’ve got coffee at the house and it’s quiet. Or lemonade.” He’d always been attracted to Jett, but never said anything because of Deiken. Jett wanted his brother, not him. Then Deiken passed and the argument happened. He doubted once he and Jett talked that Jett would have much to do with him, but he’d give the conversation a shot.

“Coffee or lemonade sounds good.” Jett rocked on his feet. “Really good.”

“Want a minute alone with Deik? I can head to the farm and start the coffee.” Truth be told, he simply needed some separation from his brother’s partner.

“I’m good. I’ve talked to him so many times. Not just here. We talk at the office, the apartment and when I run.” Jett chuckled. “I bet he’s tired of hearing from me.”

“Nah. He loved you.” Denver knew that down to his soul. Deiken always discussed Jett and their life together. “You were his world.”

“Sometimes things aren’t what they seem.” Jett started away from Denver, then paused. “Let’s go to the farm. I know the way.”

 

 

My Top 10 (okay, maybe Top 13) #Binge-Worthy #Movie List…For #Writing with @MeganSlayer #gayromance #wildcard

Many authors have certain things they binge on. Certain things that are necessary for writing to take place. When I write, I need noise. Yes, noise. I’ve been like this ever since I was a kid. I used to drive my mother crazy because I’d have a book open and reading it, while working on my homework and listening to the television.

For some authors, noise is a distraction. For me? It’s imperative. I’ll listen to music, television or movies. I’m not above listening to those Time-Life infomercials for boxed sets of music.

My favorite go-to noise while I’m writing is my binge-worthy list of movies. I listen to the dialogue and flip back to the movie when a favorite part comes on or I’m stuck in my story. It’s a good distraction and keeps me moving. Most of the movies on my list are ones I know the length of and I use them as timers. If I can get so many words done by the end of the movie, I’m happy.

My list probably won’t be binge-worthy to too many people, but I’m okay with that. There’s nothing wrong with individuality. Then what are these fantastic movies? Let me tell you. Oh, and they’re in no particular order. I’m random that way. Grin.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron – I like the noise and the explosions…and Captain America. Hey, Chris Evans…can’t beat that.

The A-Team – You know, the one with Lian Neeson. Love it. The play of the actors together is fantastic. Plus, Murdoch makes me laugh every time.

Captain America: the First Avenger – Chris Evans shirtless. Plus the storyline is good.

X-Men: First Class – James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender using suggestive lines and looking really hot. I’m a visual girl. What can I say?

Guardian’s of the Galaxy, Volume 2 – I laughed, I cried and I had a great time. #Starlord Plus, Drax cracked me up. #nipples

The Avengers – Good storytelling, great interplay of the actors and Chris Evans punching things. I might have a teensy obsession.

Robin Hood – not the one with Kevin Costner or the one with the tight tights. Nope. My go to Robin Hood is the animated Disney version. I love the songs and the cheery overall feel. Plus, the songs are good for earworms.

X-Men: Days of Future Past – I might be among the few, but I thought the plot was interesting. It kept my attention. Plus I liked the internal struggle in Charles Xavier. Also, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender. Enough said.

Guardians of the Galaxy – I love snappy characters and sappy situations. Guardians has both. Groot is my favorite because he might not say much, but he’s got a huge heart. Plus I love the way Chris Pratt and Bradley Cooper play off each other.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Chris Evans kicking butts and taking names. Plus, he’s more human in this story. Oh, and it was shot in Cleveland, so I recognize the landmarks. #CLEPride

X-Men: Apocalypse – I’m not wild about Olivia Wilde, but I did enjoy seeing Prof. X and Moira together again. And Quicksilver…he’s the best, even if he’s damaged. Once I started watching this one, like the other X-Men movies and the Marvel Avengers universe, I’m sucked in.

Captain America : Civil War – Maybe some of the angst in this one isn’t up everyone’s alley, but it’s up mine. Besides…Bucky!

The Normal Heart – Okay, so this movie is filled with heart, but can be depressing. I love the way Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer play off each other. The love and desire are palpable. Plus, the story is engrossing.

Are there movies you think I should watch? Maybe add to the list? Let me know! While you’re at it, check out my newest release, What’s His Passion? Wild Card? 

 

Following his heart and passion will be his biggest role of all.  

Kris Hunter wants out. He’s done pornographic films for the last six years. The pay’s been good, but his creativity is nearly dead. His passion is to act and to be a star on the big screen in mainstream films. When he auditions for famed casting director, Zayn Mason, he’s convinced he’s on the right path. He doesn’t want to take the casting couch route to success, but he certainly wants Zayn in his bed. Can he follow his dreams and the man he desires or will forces beyond his control derail his progress?

Zayn Mason sees the potential in Kris. As a casting director, he looks for the right actor to fill the roles in movies. He’s seen plenty of talent come and go, but no one stirs his soul both creatively and physically like Kris. But Zayn knows the pitfalls of the movie industry. Crossing over from porn isn’t easy and Hollywood isn’t always forgiving. Besides, he’s got demons of his own. Can these men get beyond their pasts and find a future together under the bright lights of the silver screen?

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of voyeurism and intimacy with multiple partners.

Available From Pride Publishing: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/wild-card

Universal Link: https://books2read.com/u/bzp86n

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01CGCVVL6/

Amazon JP: https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B01CGCVVL6/

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Friday Flirt ~ Constant by @MeganSlayer #gayromance #erotic #romance #LGBT

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Time for the Friday Flirt. This week I’m featuring Constant. I love my newsroom characters and their antics. There’s so much angst and craziness in the newsroom. Here’s my take. Enjoy the flirt!

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Megan Slayer

M/M, Anal Sex, Spanking, Knife Play, BDSM, Bondage

Novella

Pride Publishing

He demands his submissive’s body and soul…but can he accept his sub’s heart?

Roddy Green never planned to fall in love and certainly not with his Dom, but every time he goes into Darkness, a fetish club, he falls for Vegas all over again. Being in love isn’t the same as being loved in return. Vegas is there to do a job—not to build a romance. But what if the main constant in Roddy’s life is also the one person he can’t live without?

Andrew Vegas knows his job. He’s a Dom. But there is more than one side to him and he’s tired of keeping the other parts of him hidden. One man makes him feel safe and comfortable enough to open up—his pet, Roddy. But will Roddy, the producer of a local news broadcast, want to be with a man with secrets?

Reader Advisory: This book contains references to light knifeplay.

Publisher’s Note: This book contains characters who also appear in Permanent.

General Release Date: 21st July 2015

Available from these fine retailers:

Pride Publishing: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/constant

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Constant-Megan-Slayer-ebook/dp/B011IWL8TK/

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Constant-Megan-Slayer-ebook/dp/B011IWL8TK/

Amazon DE: https://www.amazon.de/Constant-Megan-Slayer-ebook/dp/B011IWL8TK/

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BN: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/constant-megan-slayer/1122296329?ean=9781784306380

Now for the White Hot Flirt!!

©Megan Slayer, 2015, All Rights Reserved

“You’re ready for this form of play.” He slapped Roddy hard on the ass with his bare hand. He slid his middle finger between Roddy’s ass cheeks. “Who does this belong to?”

“You, Sir,” Roddy answered. He held his reservations in check. Master Vegas had said the word play. Not love, not romance or desire. Just play. He shouldn’t have hinged his hopes on Master Vegas wanting him in a romantic way.

“You belong to me. Say it again.” Master Vegas punctuated his words with flat-handed spanks on Roddy’s butt. He tapped Roddy’s asshole on the last word.

“You, Sir.” He flexed his hole, ready to allow Master Vegas into his body. The toys and masturbation weren’t enough. He needed a real man.

“Good, pet.” Master Vegas dribbled chilly lube down the crack of Roddy’s butt. He continued tapping Roddy’s hole. “How much do you want me here?”

“I crave you, Sir.” At least he’d been honest. He pressed his face into the warm leather. “Please, Sir? Fuck me.” He wanted his Sir in his ass right now. Needed him. Couldn’t wait another minute.

“You expect a lot.” Master Vegas caressed his middle finger over Roddy’s hole, then eased inside. He pushed past the tight ring of muscle until he buried himself two knuckles deep.

Holy shit. Roddy wanted to thrust. Every instinct told him to ride Master Vegas’ middle finger. Instead, he held back. He wasn’t in control.

“Good, pet. You’re withholding for me. Pleasing me.”

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Writing and Music… My Blurred Reality Playlist @MeganSlayer #music #writing #contemporaryromance #romance #dfrkw

I wasn’t sure what to write about today so I thought I’d talk about my contribution to the Dallas Fire and Rescue Kindle World, Blurred Reality. In my novella, my hero is a musician and famous. The other hero? Not so much. To get into the headspace for their story of accidents, a crazy Labrador retriever and crazed fans plus romance… I had to have some tunes of my own to listen to and often. What’d I listen to?

Killpop by Slipknot – I love the sensuality and manicness of this song. It’s sexy, but a little unhinged. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhJh5_6MuCk)

It’s No Good by Depeche Mode – again, it’s sensual and made for getting in the mood to write the love scenes easier. Plus, the video is silly. I watched it as a stress-reliever. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aieEZ950d1I)

Sympathy for the Devil by Motorhead – this song seemed to fit a lot of the music the band Disaster Transport, the hero’s band, would play. I love this version because it’s gritty and Lemmy’s voice fits it so well. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt4Xx3vX3Lg)

Goodbye Stranger by Supertramp – this song is a tad before my time, but I love it and it fit the story. Every time I heard it, I’d be jazzed to write more. It made those characters talk a ton!! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsV-rQ23bus)

In a Mist and Singin’ the Blues by Bix Beiderbecke and Frankie Traumbauer – these along with a few other jazz songs inspired the hero’s love of music and his desire to play more than just rollicking music. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ue9igC7flI)

Moonlight Serenade by Glenn Miller – another soft, romantic song that inspired the sensual scenes in Blurred Reality. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuVfmfaNupQ)

I Want You to Want Me by Cheap Trick – it’s a good, fast song that helped write the action scenes. Grin. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJs_L7yq5qE)

I have more on the playlist. Some by Benny Goodman, a few by Duke Ellington, most of the Evans Blue albums and a few Beatles tunes.

I need music to write mostly because I can’t write with silence. It just doesn’t work. What about you? Do you like noise when you work? Or are you a silence kind of person? Let me know. J

Want to know more about Blurred Reality? Check it out!!

Blurred Reality

By Megan Slayer

A Dallas Fire and Rescue Kindle World Story

Contemporary

Novella

M/M, Anal Sex, Masturbation

Cover art by WZDesigns

Edited by Kris Jacen

When the band takes a hiatus, the boys will play…

When Jacen Goodwin’s band, Disaster Transport, crashed in Dallas and ended up at the Nathalia Hotel, he never expected to find his heart’s desire. He wants to stay in his adopted home city, but he loves the roar of the crowd as well as their adoration. Can the star drummer step away from the buzz of fame long enough to grab what he needs with both hands or will the lure of the crowd be too much?

Matt Walker knew from the moment he got involved with Jacen that their relationship was temporary. Jacen’s a celebrity and he holds the position of the sexiest eligible bachelor of the band. Even if Matt saw a future for him and Jacen, the odds aren’t in their favor. But he can hope, right? He’s been head over heels in love with Jacen since the moment they met.

Can these two opposites make a go of their fledgling relationship or will celebrity and the challenges of fame keep them apart?

Available for Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZB96WU/

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Originally posted at Dirty Birdies on 7/6: http://wp.me/p6bvcM-1HA

Cover Reveal! Together In Cedarwood by Megan Slayer

The cover faery, aka Kalen O’Donnell, sent me this. Love it!! I think it’s perfect for Together in Cedarwood. What do you think?

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