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Posted October 9, 2012 by davincikittie in Genres
 
 

Blog Hop & Giveaway (US/Int): Hot In Handcuffs with “Kinky” author Joey W. Hill

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OhComeAllYeKinky

Welcome to the Hot In Handcuffs blog hop!

Who better to feature for a sizzling event like this than Joey W. Hill, award-winning author of the powerfully moving and incredibly hot Vampire Queen series.  Ms. Hill has her own unique dedicated fan forum, with “outtakes” and special glimpses into the worlds of (and heads of!) her characters, and is the mastermind behind several spicy series spanning the straight, BDSM, poly, and LGBT spectrums.  If kinky and steamy is your style, Ms. Hill is your author Mistress.

Click here to read our very special Valentine’s Day interview with the Vampire Queen crew. If you’re a VQS fan, trust me, you do not want to miss this!

The Giveaway

Down to the important stuff – the prize!  Ms. Hill is a contributor in an upcoming holiday anthology that is all about kinky and alternative.  Check out what she has to say about it below, then leave a comment answering our question and fill out the Rafflecopter to enter to win the anthology!

There’s a title that will grab your attention, won’t it? This Christmas, I have the honor of participating in this anthology with some fantastic fellow authors. Though I don’t do anthologies that often, because my preferred story length is doorstop brick, I did want to be part of this one, for three reasons. First, and most importantly, 20% of the proceeds are going to a great charity, a domestic violence project. Second, though I’ve only had a chance to write a couple of them, I love writing male/male, and the anthology is 100% same sex romances. Finally, it’s also 100% BDSM, and everyone knows that’s my favorite genre to write (wink). Apropos to the Hot in Handcuffs week, the back cover of this book has a Christmas tree with a set of handcuffs hanging from the branches! I didn’t include it here only because it doesn’t show up too well onscreen in a smaller size.

Since my submission is a “short” story (well, short for me – grin), and still in the edit process, I can’t really give you a steamy excerpt, but I can tell you a little bit about it. Here’s the blurb:

“Submissive Angel” After Robert found Ange bleeding in an alley, he employed the man in his vintage toy store as an act of charity. However, this Christmas, the eccentric young dancer will offer his thanks—and himself—to teach a brokenhearted Master how to open his heart to love again.

This story gave me the chance to learn more about antique and vintage toys, as well as ballet. The ballet angle bled in from another project I’m doing, where the heroine was a ballet dancer (Janet and Max’s story, next in the Knights of the Board Room series), but since the male side of that coin, the danseur, is fascinating to me (who can ever forget Mikhael Baryshnikov and Rudolph Nureyev?), this gave me a chance to explore that. Ange, my submissive hero, is of course the danseur. He is mysterious about his past, yet from the first day he’s devoted to Robert, practically begging to become his sub. But Robert has dealt with too much loss in the past couple years, and can’t seem to open up. Until the night, three days before Christmas, when he comes back to the store to find Ange dancing in the main show room. Since it’s been converted for the holidays to look like a Victorian parlor, it’s as if Robert walks into the transcendent magic of the Nutcracker ballet.

The toy research was a lot of fun. For example, one of the toys mentioned in the story is the 1953 “car of the future”. These toys had friction motors and threw off sparks when they raced across the floor. And, because toy manufacturers were optimistically certain that cars in the future would be big luxury gas guzzlers, they made a roaring sound as they moved. Wonder what they would have thought of Smart Cars and Prius? (lol)

 

Want to know a little bit about the other stories (you’ll be delighted and impressed to see the authors participating – I know I was!):

Ava March, “’Twas the Night” – Percival Owen yearns for the nights when he can kneel before his lover, even though no self-respecting gentleman willingly submits to another. Michael wants his first Christmas with Percy to be perfect, but is frustrated by Percy’s inability to ask for what he wants. The gift Michael offers Percy—and that Percy offers in return—is the best Percy could ever hope to receive: his will to submit.

Jane Davitt, “Tree Topper” - Jon’s new to the scene, and his sub Stan has recently stopped taking him seriously. Their tree has floggers, clamps, and cuffs underneath it, but will they ever be used? Frustrated and confused, Jon knows it will take more than a star to guide him on his way to becoming the Dom Stan needs—but their path to happiness might be shorter than he thinks.

L.A. Witt, “Candy Caning” - Nate is dreading the annual Christmas visit with his family, during which they will ignore or insult his partner and Dominant. Stephen tries hard to take Nate’s mind off the trip with the promise—and threat—of a three-foot-long candy cane. It’s a race to see if Nate’s resolve or the candy cane will shatter first.

Alexa Snow, “Ring Out the Old and In the New” – Recovering from a mugging on the London Underground, Evan has barely left the house in weeks. His partner and Dom, Russell, finally manages to drag him outside on Christmas Eve, but it’s the surprise that Russell has waiting for him back home that helps Evan get past his trauma and remember what’s important: being on his knees for the man he loves.

Elyan Smith, “Open Return” - Fifteen years ago, Zach left the small Midwestern town he grew up in, confused and scared and determined to figure out who he was. Now transformed, he’s drawn back by the memory and promise of the dominant couple he left behind. Laura and Scott are still together, and as the year draws to a close, they explore old feelings and new ones as they discover they’ve all been waiting for Zach to come home.

Kim Dare, “His Very Last Chance” – Drew screwed up. So when his master, Kingsley, summons him on New Year’s Eve, he knows he deserves the punishment in store for him. Everything changed for Kingsley when he overheard Drew running his mouth to his friends on Boxing Day. Now, there’s only one way he can possibly ring in the New Year: starting over fresh, either with an ending or a new beginning.

Katie Porter, “Fireworks” - Rachel’s job is taking her to Tokyo, which means leaving behind her lover and submissive, Emma. When she summons Emma for one last hurrah on New Year’s Eve, Emma answers, hoping desperately to be able to break through her ma’am’s emotional barriers and find the spark of love among the glittering fireworks.

 

The book releases this December 3 in print and ebook, but the ebook can be pre-ordered now. If you get it direct from the Riptide site, three things will happen – 1) most importantly, the 20% of the cost that goes to the charity won’t be affected by third party vendor costs, 2) you’ll be entered into a drawing for a year’s worth of free Riptide releases, and 3) you can download the book in any or all formats of your choosing. The print book can only be ordered on or after the December 3 release date through third party vendors (Amazon, B&N, etc), but never fear – if you do prefer the print version, 20% still goes to the charity; just a smaller amount after the subtraction of the thirdparty costs. But every bit helps, so don’t let that stop you!

Here’s the link to learn more about the book and the charity – http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/o-come-all-ye-kinky.

As many of you know, I VASTLY prefer to be around to answer any and all comments or questions when a post goes live, but unfortunately, I’m traveling to Romanticon in Canton Ohio today, and will be there for the week. While I will have email access, my activities at the con won’t allow me a lot of time to be present on the blog. I do deeply apologize for that. However, please know I will check the comments when I can this week and answer any questions. It may just take me a little longer than usual. However, to make up for that, Grave Tells will be giving away a copy of O Come All Ye Kinky! Winner’s preference, ebook or print, to be delivered to your inbox or door as soon as possible at or after December 3. Just leave a comment answering DVK’s question, then enter through the Rafflecopter widget where indicated. Thanks again to GraveTells for letting me visit with you all!

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So what about you?  Are you jonzing for this anthology now too?  I can’t wait to read it.  One of the things I think is so great about the writing of Ms. Hill and these other featured authors is their ability to look beyond what society says is “right” and get to the heart of what a person really needs.

To enter to win a copy, just as soon as Ms. Hill has one in hand, leave a comment on this post telling us something about yourself that is outside the norm (you like being restrained, you swing both ways, you’re into menage but afraid to try it, etc), if you feel comfortable, and what about this anthology has you most excited, then fill out the Rafflecopter below. This giveaway is open to everyone, no shipping restrictions.

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The Hop

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DVK is the creator, owner, and Executive Editor of GraveTells. She enjoys Fantasy, SciFi, and comedy when not devouring Paranormal Romance, and she is easily & frequently distracted by sparkly things. Whenever she has energy left over from wrangling her pack of 4 cats and 2 dogs, DaVinciKittie creates stylish new goodies for her unique Rio Rosso Urban Accessories jewelry line.