Beth’s ‘Wylde’ Blog
Born 2 B. Wylde – Author Beth Wylde’s Blog


A lot of times real life events tend to find their way into my stories. I like a little realism in my fiction, it makes the characters and situations seem more lifelike to me. My writing tends to flow better when I have a point of reference or something to relate the story to. My question for this month is this. When things are really bad at home, does your writing suffer or do you find solace at your computer and develop gorgeous stories to replace the real life horror you’re dealing with at the time? For me my mood relates directly to the type of stories that i write. If I’m happy, the characters are happy. If I’m angry there tends to be some horrid catastrophe that befalls someone in my book. So when a long term relationship goes belly up it makes it very hard for me to write any type of romantic or erotic scene. The thought of someone being all lovey dovey when my own personal walls are crumbling around me makes me almost nauseous. That’s a real problem when most of what your write is erotic romance. Does your mood and what is going on in your life mirror what happens in your character’s lives or do your stories do the opposite and allow you to live vicariously no matter what kind of downward spiral your personal life is taking?

Since I seem to be rather angry at the moment I’ve pushed back what i was working on and turned to a story for an upcoming creepy Halloween call. Maybe some murder and mayhem is just what the Dr. ordered right now. ^_^


I do have to mention a huge print book sale i am running right now. In light of a major life changing issue I need to clear some space and generate some quick cash so i am offering copies of all the print books i have on hand for only $10 each instead of the normal $15. You will have to cover shipping but I will gladly autograph whatever book(s) you purchase. For alist of books and more info just email me at and please pass this info on to anyone you think might be interested in some signed print copies from me. Thanks everyone!


Welcome to the My Writing Process Blog Tour – a Monday feature where authors talk about their process and tag three more authors to share next Monday. I was tagged last week by Adriana Kraft. (Check out her blog post on the tour here -

At the end of today’s post, I’ll tag three authors who’ll be joining the tour next Monday.

Q. What am I working on?
A better question would be what aren’t I working on. I swear my mind has been blank for most of 2013 due to lots of family and health related stress so when my muse finally returned in late December I woke one morning with a whirlwind of ideas banging around in my brain like rocks in a coffee can. I am a panster anyway and when one idea stalls i just switch up stories until something posp and i switch again until i finish one or all of them. Right now I have a werewolf story going on that might hit novel length and 4 short f/f stories in process after seeing several sub calls that sparked my interest.

Q. How does my work differ from others of its genre? My work pretty much spans the rainbow. A lot of authors only write one genre or pairing, or two at most. While my first love is f/f, and most of what I write, I also have done menage, het, bi and beyond. I also do different genres because even though a lot of my writing is contemporary I love paranormal too.

Q. Why do I write what I do? Because I love it. Anyone that writes lesbian stories will tell you that they don;t do it for the money. Sometimes f/f is like the kiss of death for sales. Most publishers won’t even touch it and most readers shy away from it unless they are bi or lesbian themselves. I can’t help it though. I can’t ever imagine abandoning my lesbian characters and writing strictly m/m or m/f.

Q. How does your writing process work? I’m a total pantser. I get a lot of my ideas while I sleep, from my dreams or during other very inconvenient times, like when I’m in the shower or driving. My muse only sends me the idea once. If I don’t get up and type or write it out at that moment then I lose the idea completely. You’ll often find me at my comp or in the kitchen with a pen and paper in the middle of the night. My mind is a use it or lose it type of place.

Q. Who will we meet next week? I’ll announce the three people I tagged shortly.


By Beth Wylde “” (VA)
This review is from: Seductress: Erotic Tales of Immortal Desire (Paperback)
The ultimate bad girl. That’s what a succubus is. A beautiful, beguiling creature that drains the life force of others to live. She’ll seduce you into giving up every last drop and she does it with such style you’ll say yes even as she sucks you dry.

I expected the stories in Seductress to be dark and I knew with an editor like DL King running the show the stories would be well written, but I didn’t expect it to turn me on quite as much as it did. We’re talking about a soul sucking monster here.

I’ve always held a true fondness for paranormal stories though so I opened the book prepared for some dark fun. I got the dark part and some unexpected seriously HOT sex to go with it. I’m not sure I could have come up with any of the ideas these authors put together but I’m glad I got the chance to read them.

The line-up contains several well known authors but there’s a host of newbies too and they all know how to get you hot and bothered while they do you in.

I can’t mention all the stories here but I’m going to highlight a few of my favorites.

Aurelia Evan’s, Harvest, kicks things off and makes me want to learn how to summon my own demonic dominatrix.

Elizabeth Brook’s, Succubus Inc., gives the business world a saavy and sultry spin. If you sign up for this sexy service though, you’d better be prepared to pay your bill on time or pay the ultimate price.

Evan Mora’s, Star-Crossed, puts a dirty spin on the ages old tale of Romeo and Juliet.

Zach’s Last Ride by Sasha Bukova really got my adrenaline pumping. I’m a sucker for a daredevil on a bike.

Anya Richards turns the tables in a wonderfully underhanded power play in Minions Have Needs Too, and Nan Andrews gave me a new appreciation for desert in Sweet Tooth.

These stories are just the tip of the iceberg and the rest of the book is just as seductive. Go get your copy now and see just how naughty the dark side can get.

Find the book here:

Happy reading.


I was tagged last week by the amazing Susan X Meagher to take part in The Next Big Thing Blog Hop today.

For next Wednesday I’ve tagged Isabella at
and also Harper Bliss at

This hop is designed to help readers find out about authors they might never have heard of or discovered on their own. Since I write predominantly lesbian stories I tagged 2 other authors in my same genre. Most of my stories are short because with three kids I don;t get a lot of writing time. That means I have to make what I do get count, plus my attention span is terribly limited too. I call it my author ADD.

For more about my stories you can find me online at or and also the website of my lesbian author’s group at
Now on to my answers for the hop.

What is the working title of your book?
I’m actually doing a contest to name the book. I did this for my first anthology of short stories and the end title I picked was great, Women Gone Wylde, a play on my pen name. So I’m going to do the contest again. This will be a follow up to Women Gone Wylde, another entire anthology of just short stories written by me. All the stories will be lesbian erotica but I have plans for this book to be published in both ebook and print. Women Gone Wylde is just in print because I didn;t own the ebook rights to all of the stories in the antho. This time I own all the rights to the short stories I plan to use in the book.
For anyone wanting to take a shot at trying to name my next personal antho just email me your title suggestion to before January 31st. I plan to announce the winner on my website and my yahoo group on Feb. 1st.

Where did the idea come from for the book?
It’s a follow up to Women Gone Wylde, my first personal antho of short lesbian erotica stories. I wanted a print copy of some of my stuff to take to shows and signings so i took all of the lesbian short stories i still owned print rights to and put the book together myself. I plan to do this one the same way since I was busy all summer writing a lot of new lesbian shorts only this time since I own all the rights i plan to sub it to a publisher. I’d like to see what the difference in sales and publicity would be between going through a publisher and self publishing.

What genre does your book fall under?
Lesbian erotica and erotic romance.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
I’m not a big fan of using well known actors when books get turned into movies. I like seeing them discover new people to fit the roles when they are brought to life. Sometimes i can’t see past the famous actor to let them take on the character’s persona they way I can do when the role is handled by someone new.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
A collection of some of Beth’s hottest lesbian erotic short stories, meant as a follow up to Women Gone Wylde.

What is the longer synopsis of your book?
About the same as the one sentence one. Otherwise I’d have to paste a lot of blurbs here to cover each story in the book.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I plan to submit it to a publisher and hopefully have it out this coming year for 2013.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
As a pantser I don;t do the first draft, second draft kind of thing. I edit as I go along and then move on to the next story. I also tend to jump around so when one story comes to a stopping point or I get blocked I jump to something else. It took me about 9 months or so to gather up enough short stories to fill the anthology.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?
I’m inspired by a lot of other GLBT authors. My fiction is often inspired by real life events too. Lots of the stories in this antho were inspired by something i witnessed or experienced personally.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Some of the stories in this antho will be brand new and some can be found now in other collections such as The Harder She Comes (Butch/Femme erotica) out now from Cleis Press and also in Girls Who Score (lesbian sports erotica) also out from Cleis Press and in the anthology Sapphic Planet from my lesbian author’s group (available on Amazon and other distributors too).
You can find links to all of these and more on my website at

A huge thanks to Susan Meagher for tagging me!


I don’t do reviews often because my reading time is so limited but sometimes I read something that sticks with me so much so that i have to post about it.
Being familiar with Mykola Dementiuk’s previous work made me want to read his newest.

When I got my e-book copy of Bathroom Trysts I wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew the book was labeled as gay erotica but that was it. I’m familiar with some of Myk’s previous work though, so I opened the book and settled in for what I figured would be a very entertaining read. I got something else.

The stories in this book are so raw, so visceral and visual that I felt almost like a voyeur, witnessing each and every scene as they unfolded before me. The way the author describes the sights, sounds, feelings, even smells as each interlude takes place is amazing. If I didn’t know this book was labeled as fiction I would swear it was a blow by blow biography of past exploits.

Myk takes us back in time, to an era where being gay was not cool. It was dangerous. Where a man attracted to other men could find himself killed for just that alone and no one realized the consequences of so much anonymous sex. It was a time when men had to sneak around and find what satisfaction they could in the scant places available. Not everything is erotic. Some of it is gritty and forceful and downright eye opening. This book really makes you think about how hard it was to be homosexual back then and how far we’ve come now.

For an in depth view at what being gay was like back in the 60’s with a fictional flair you won’t soon forget you have to pick up a copy of Mykola Dementiuk’s Bathroom Trysts.


I have this problem. It’s kind of like author ADD. When i get deep into a story I can’t normally see my own mistakes. I know what I want to say and what I meant to type and sometimes when i read back over my work that’s exactly what I see. What should be there, not what is there. This is when a quality proofreader, or beta, comes in handy. I’m very lucky in this aspect. I have one of the best Beta’s around. We work exceptionally well together. She’s also a writer and we enjoy each other’s work so proofreading isn’t that much of a chore for either of us. LOL

We also don’t believe in sugar coating the truth. If she reads something of mine that sounds off or just plain sucks she’ll tell me so and then we work together to fix it. She always has great suggestions and her grasp of punctuation is fabulous. (I envy that a lot) But it’s the honesty that makes the whole relationship work so well. She doesn’t beat around the bush about what needs fixing. She’s not mean either, just up front about it, and in this job of being a published author you have to be able to take criticism. If you can’t you might want to consider a career change. It comes with the territory. There will always be people picking on your writing. HArsh reviews, people that hate everything you do. You have to accept it and move on, but having an amazing beta goes a long way towards putting out the best possible work you can.
Thanks Cassandra. You rock!!!


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For the month of November the publisher spotlight is on Cheyenne Publishing.

Cheyenne Publishing is an independent publisher of quality LGBT novels and anthologies, specializing in historical fiction. Their adult fiction is culled from some of the best writers in gay historical fiction today including Erastes, Charlie Cochrane, Lee Rowan, and Ruth Sims.
Cheyenne Publishing also takes special pride in their young adult line that can readily be recommended to gay teens.
Cheyenne Publishing was founded in 2007 by Mark R. Probst, who started the press when he noticed that LGBT historical fiction was underrepresented in the mainstream presses.
Genres include historical gay romance (affectionately known as “breeches” rippers), contemporary gay romance, gay mystery, gay Westerns, and LGBT young adult fiction.
Normal Miguel by Erik Orrantia won the Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Romance 2010.
Cheyenne Publishing also has a number of young adult books with some or all proceeds benefitting The Trevor Project. Cheyenne’s young adult anthology, Awake, features contributions from Kathe Koja, Robin Reardon, and Nancy Garden, author of the groundbreaking 1982 teen lesbian novel Annie on my Mind. 100% of the net proceeds for Awake benefit The Trevor Project.
The Pride Pack is a series of LGBT teen mysteries in the style of Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys. The Pride Pack is penned by Ruth Sims who is donating all her royalties for the series to The Trevor Project.
Please visit our website:
Our print books can be purchased at Amazon and many other online retailers:
And our eBooks are available on Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble nook and Omni Lit:


Our author spotlight is on Selena Kitt.

Selena Kitt is a bestselling and award-winning author of erotic fiction. She is one of the highest selling erotic writers in the business. With half a million ebooks sold in 2011 alone, she is the cream-at-the-top of erotica! 
Her writing embodies everything from the spicy to the scandalous, but watch out-this kitty also has sharp claws and her stories often include intriguing edges and twists that take readers to new, thought-provoking depths.
When she’s not pawing away at her keyboard, Selena runs an innovative publishing company ( and in her spare time, she devotes herself to her family—a husband and four children—and her growing organic garden. She loves bellydancing and photography. She also loves four poster beds, tattoos, voyeurism, blindfolds, velvet, baby oil, the smell of chewing gum and leather, and playing kitty cat.
Her books EcoErotica (2009), The Real Mother Goose (2010) and Heidi and the Kaiser (2011) were all Epic Award Finalists. Her only gay male romance, Second Chance, won the Epic Award in Erotica in 2011. Her story, Connections, was one of the runners-up for the 2006 Rauxa Prize, given annually to an erotic short story of “exceptional literary quality,” out of over 1,000 nominees, where awards are judged by a select jury and all entries are read “blind” (without author’s name available.)
She can be reached on her website at

For the month of August our spotlight publisher is:
MLR Press:

Welcome to ManLoveRomance Press

Owned by best-selling, award-winning author Laura Baumbach, MLR Press offers the highest quality stories to readers of our genre, mainly gay fiction and erotic romance. MLR Press publishes books that span the range from historical settings to futuristic ones, and everything in between. We have new worlds, mysteries, vampires, aliens and ghosts that entertain and delight. We take readers on amazing adventures through the creative minds of a small, select group of bright, uniquely talented authors and artists.
Our titles include multiple award-winning and Lambda nominated books such as the Donald Strachey Mystery Series by Richard Stevenson (also brought to life by HereTv! films), the popular Deadly Mystery series by Victor J. Banis, and the Mahu series by Neil S. Plakcy. We also have works from best-selling authors James Buchanan, Kimberly Gardner, J.P. Bowie and William Maltese to name only a few of the exciting authors writing for MLR Press.

Join us. Sample our stories. We have something for everyone. From lust-filled, stolen moments to long, lazy afternoons of lovemaking to intriguing mysteries and fantasies, we have the adventures you’re looking for wrapped up in solid plots with heroes you can love with a passion. Maybe even hate with a passion, but passion will be a part of it. Our authors are skilled wordsmiths who weave tales of mayhem, lust and romance that will set your heart pounding and your temperature rising. Intriguing, erotic, sometimes explicit, but always enticing novels filled with action, suspense and sultry goodness.

You know you want to. Go ahead. Read us. Reading IS man’s second favorite activity to do in bed.

Open submission calls and our guidelines can be found on our website

Author spotlights for August are:

Raine Delight
Raine Delight loves to be pampered by her harem of men that exist solely for her pleasure. Wait…..that was in a movie she saw. Hey, she can dream.  Raine loves to fight with her muse, attack her manuscripts and find a way to silence the many voices in her head. Inspiration hits at odd times and for Raine, a blank word document page gives her many possibilities on story ideas. Living with her two kids, a significant other who supports her every move in writing and doesn’t seem to mind she gets up at 2 am to type away on the computer. With a love for Johnny Depp, movies and 80’s hair bands, Raine finds a way to bring all her chaotic thoughts into a story that tells her readers about love and romance.

My links:


Raine’s Blog:

Author/Reader Loop:

Email me:


Secret Cravings Publishing:

Haunting Magic book Trailer:

Red Hot Magic Book Trailer:

A Summer Night Fling Book Trailer:

Angela Claire
Angela Claire’s first love was romance novels, but she resolved to give them up temporarily for law books (which were considerably less fun). In a quest for a ‘”responsible” career, she headed off to Harvard law school, obtained her diploma and settled into a corporate law practice in New York City — which she hated! After staying in the rat race long enough to pay back her massive student loans, Angela returned to her roots in the Midwest and is working as a lawyer at a more leisurely pace than big city law firm life would allow. A multi-published romance author, she writes in her spare time and finds romance in real life with her husband. Angela would love to hear from you.


Ellora’s Cave Books at

Siren Bookstrand books at

MLR will be hosting a chat on my yahoo group on August 23rd from 2-8PM Eastern time.

Raine Delight will be hosting the group on August 14th

Angela Claire will be chatting on August 31st.

Come join in on the fun by visiting



Every month I highlight and author and a publisher on my blog and my yahoo group and then each one hosts a chat on my yahoo group at:

The spotlights for the month of July are:

Publisher-Champagne Books

The Champagne Book Group is an independent small press located in Calgary, AB Canada.
After opening its cyber doors in April 2005, CBG has grown to encompass three imprints. In the summer of 2009, Carnal Passions, the Erotica line launched, followed by BURST, the Science Fiction, Fantasy and Paranormal line, in 2011. With three busy imprints, we are always on the lookout for new and exciting talent and encourage everyone to check out our submissions page, located at for our latest needs.

Since our launch, we have continued to offer the same high quality fiction that prompted us to open seven years ago. We take great pride in the books we publish, and love finding that certain something that no one else has.

You’ll always find something new and unique in our stores, written by some of the best authors.

Author-Ella Jade:

Ella Jade has been writing for as long as she can remember. As a child, she often had a notebook and pen with her and now as an adult, the laptop is never far. The plots and dialog have always played out in her head, but she never knew what to do with them. That all changed when she discovered the eBooks industry. She started penning novels at a rapid pace and now she can’t be stopped.
Ella’s favorite genre to write is contemporary romance. Several of her romances possess elements of BDSM. She finds the D/s exchange sexy and enjoys exploring different ways to incorporate these themes into her novels. Her books are not hardcore BDSM. She just likes a sexy, controlling, alpha male and uses that to her storytelling advantage.
Her most popular novel is her Amazon bestseller Be My Everything. No one was more surprised than Ella when her first erotic fiction novel hit the Amazon bestseller list for erotica a few weeks after it released. Be My Everything is a story of a woman who desperately wants to submit to a Dom who doesn’t take on new subs. Something draws her to him and in the process the two fall in love. Be My Everything is available at Beachwalk Press and all major sites. It’s also available in paperback.
Her next BDSM novella, Make Me Stay releases with Beachwalk Press on July 16, 2012. Make Me Stay is the story of a couple reconnecting after a few years apart. When they find one another again they realize that their unique sexual relationship can work if they come to terms with the fact that he is dominant and she is submissive and there isn’t anything wrong with exploring that lifestyle. Make Me Stay was never intended to be a series, but the secondary characters begged Ella for their own story and she was happy to comply. She’s currently working on Surrender to Me and hopes to have it to her editor in the next few weeks. You can check out the blurb and excerpt to Make Me Stay here…
Ella has had a busy few months. She recently signed a contract with Secret Cravings Publishing for her full length novel Passion’s Pain. This is an unconventional romance in the sense that Ella has created a triangle you don’t normally see every day. This novel is scheduled to release in September 2012. The first book in her Steeple Town Series, A Love Stolen released with Noble Romance in June. This is the first book in the series that will spotlight a trio of best friends all finding love. The books stand alone and can be read out of order. Ella is currently working on book two. The last project Ella just signed a contract for is a full length novel about a woman who falls for a charismatic, sexy businessman. Something More explores the relationship between a wealthy man and the family housekeeper. A secret threatens to tear them apart just as they fall in love. Something More is due out in early 2013 with Beachwalk Press.
For all the details on Ella Jade’s upcoming releases, check out her blog… Connect with her on FB and twitter too. She loves making friends.
Ella resides in New Jersey with her husband and two young boys. When she’s not chasing after her kids, she’s busy writing, attending PTO meetings, kickboxing and scrapbooking. She hope’s you’ll get lost in her words. She has lots of stories left to tell…


It was the time of Just Say No. MTV still played music videos. HIV and AIDS were making headlines. Prozac was brand new. Cell phones weren’t in anyone’s pocket yet.

To a lot of us, the 1980s doesn’t sound long enough ago to be “historical” fiction, but if what you’re writing is gay or lesbian romance, it’s very definitely a different era from the present, and definitely a different world.

And an exciting world. In the 1980s two main forces were shaping the lives of queer folks in America: the continuing civil rights movements spawned in the 1960s and the AIDS crisis. While many people remained in the closet for fear of persecution, losing their jobs, being ostracized, and subjected to physical violence, more and more celebrities were either coming out voluntarily or being forcibly “outed” by activists who believed raising the visibility of gay people was the only way to gain acceptance in the mainstream and save our youth from suicide.

It’s in this atmosphere that I have set the tale of Daron’s Guitar Chronicles, the story of a young, gay guitarist on a search for fame and love. When the story begins, Daron is deeply in the closet and very weighed down by internalized homophobia. He thinks there’s something wrong with him, because that’s what his family and society have taught him all along: being gay is wrong. Despite that, he tries to make it. He believes in his musical talent, if nothing else.

It’s tricky, writing Daron’s story, because not only do I have to get the gay culture references right, I have to get the musical references right. At the time of the novel, Freddy Mercury (lead singer of Queen who died of AIDS) was still alive. So was Kurt Cobain, but Nirvana didn’t exist yet. “Alternative” music was only played on a few scattered radio stations around the country and on college radio. Satellite radio and MP3s didn’t exist yet–heck, the compact disc was still a new thing!

Daron copes with fear of AIDS at one point in the book. He goes to get tested and is confronted with a medical disclosure form. I took that detail from my own experience getting tested in that era. There was a time when you could lose your health insurance for testing positive for HIV. Daron also copes with a music industry that is constantly trying to fit him and his band into a box that doesn’t fit and drive them in a more commercial direction. But fortunately for music fans (and readers) Daron can’t “sell out” on the music any more than he can make himself straight.

If you’re intrigued to read this “historical” work, I’ve been serializing it free on the web. You can read it by starting from Chapter One, here:

If you prefer ebooks or a printed book, I’m running a Kickstarter campaign now through May 21st to raise the money to print a paperback edition. If just 130 people pre-order the book, it’ll be fully funded, so please do check it out at

You don’t have to like 80’s music to like Daron’s Guitar Chronicles, any more than you need to like wearing corsets to enjoy regency romances, but if you do, here’s a little quiz for you.

Match each 80s guitarist with his lead singer:

Neal Schon
Richie Sambora
Eddie Van Halen
Little Steven Van Zandt
J. Geils
Andy Summers

Lead singers:
Peter Wolf
Bruce Springsteen
Steve Perry
David Lee Roth
Jon Bon Jovi

No Googling! Comment with the correct answers and I’ll choose one winner from among the correct answers to win a set of all three DGC ebooks!

Useful links:
Daron’s Guitar Chronicles free website:
Daron’s Facebook page:
Daron’s Twitter account: @daron_moondog

Cecilia Tan’s blog:
Cecilia’s Facebook page:
Cecilia’s Twitter account: @ceciliatan

Cecilia Tan is “simply one of the most important writers, editors, and innovators in contemporary American erotic literature,” according to Susie Bright. In 1992 Tan founded Circlet Press, a category-busting independent press that mixes science fiction/fantasy with erotica, and which added an erotic romance line, Clasp Editions, in 2011. Tan is the author of many books, including the romances Mind Games, The Hot Streak, and the Magic University series. Her short stories have appeared in Ms. Magazine, Nerve, Best American Erotica, Asimov’s Science Fiction, and tons of other places. She was inducted into the Saints & Sinners Hall of Fame for GLBT writers in 2010 and won the inaugural Rose & Bay Awards for crowdfunded fiction in 2010 for Daron’s Guitar Chronicles. She lives in the Boston area with her lifelong partner corwin and three cats.


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