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Blog Tour for Myths Untold: Faery Anthology by Gus Li, Brandon Witt, Skye Hegyes, and J. Scott Coatsworth

We’re excited to be part of the blog tour for Myths Untold: Faery! A fantasy anthology faery fans will surely enjoy. Plus, author Skye Hegyes talks playlists and writing. Enjoy!

Myths Untold: Faery
Publisher: Wilde City Press
Authors: August Li, Brandon Witt, J. Scott Coatsworth, Skye Hegyes
Cover Artist: August Li
Length: 79K
Format: eBook, Paperback
Release Date: 4/13/16
Categories: LGBT, Fantasy, Paranormal
Price: eBook $5.99, paperback TBD

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Blurbs

Faeries are part of mythology the world over, past, present, and future. Called elves, brownies, the fae, and more, they evoke a sense of wonder and a little danger. Faery has its own rules, and humans enter at their peril.

In this spirit, we bring you the first book in the Myths Untold anthology series—four stories from the land of the Fae: a homeless man in Cardiff and the luck that could destroy him; the trans man in future San Francisco who falls for an elf; the village boy who has always been a little different; and a faery prince whose birthright was stolen from him.

Welcome to Faery.

The Pwcca and the Persian Boy, by Gus Li

Despite beauty and luck, something about Glyn makes everyone uncomfortable. Homeless on the streets of Cardiff, he has nothing to keep him going but his friendship with Farrokh. Through stealing and fortune’s occasional favor, Glyn keeps them alive. But then homeless youths begin to disappear, and when Farrokh goes missing, Glyn begins to discover the reasons behind both his luck and the way people react to him. Determined to save his friend from a danger he never imagined, he enlists the help of Lleu, who might be an ally, or might be manipulating Glyn to achieve his own goals.

The Other Side of the Chrysalis, by Brandon Witt

In a species that values beauty above all else, Quay looses both his freedom and his birthright as prince of the fairies. Lower than an outcast, he watches over his younger brother, hoping against hope that Xenith’s rebirth will provide safety and positions that has slipped through Quay’s grasp. Though he expected kindness from no one, Quay gradually starts to trust that there is more to life, even for the likes of him, as sexual encounters with Flesser, a fairy barely accepted himself, turn from lust to love. Quay knows having forbidden relationships will be his undoing, but he is powerless to turn away.

Changeling, by Skye Hegyes

With his pointed ears and a tail, Tyler’s always been different than the other children, but until Marsh, a brownie tells him he’s a changeling, he never thought he wasn’t human. Now he will discover what faery life is like, and just how being a changeling could change his life. On the way, his ties with his mother will be pushed and prodded even as his friendships grow and his love life blossoms. However, in a village of God-fearing people, those who are different are spurned and Tyler will discover how much trouble a fledgling changeling can get into.

Through the Veil, by J. Scott Coatsworth

In the not-too-distant future, San Francisco has been swamped by rising sea levels caused by global warming, and has only survived by building a wall to keep the water out of the heart of the City. Colton is a trans man barely getting by on the canals outside the wall. Tris is an elf who has come to the human world on his journey to become a man. Fate brings them together, and everything changes for Colton when he sets out with Tris to find the elf’s missing brother, taking Colton behind the Wall for the first time.

Available at:

Wilde City Press: https://www.wildecity.com/books/gay-mainstream/myths-untold-book-one-faery/#.Vu1sJkcWLJp

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Myths-Untold-Faery-Brandon-Witt-ebook/dp/B01E85MBS6/

Amazon Intl: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01E85MBS6/?

A Different Kind of Playlist

By Skye Hegyes

I always hear authors talk about a specific playlist they listened to while writing. It’s both awesome and daunting. I see a list of ten to fifteen songs they listened to while writing their works, and I’m envious of such lists.

Why?

Because I’ve never had such lists.

I listen to music while writing, but I just tend to put on Pandora, click a list of music I’d like to listen to and click shuffle so that it randomizes songs from my various channels.

That means the music I listen to changes with each writing session. After a while I tune it out, just needing the noise in the background anyway, so it really doesn’t matter what I’m playing.

Since my playlists are on shuffle, I can’t tell you a list of songs I listen to, but I can give you a rundown of the channels it flips between.

– 2000s Pop

– 80s Rock

– Pop Rock

– Country Love Songs

– Phil Collins

– 90s Country

– 80s Country

– Country Pop

– R&B Love Songs

– The Piano Guys

– 90s Alternative

– t.A.T.u.

– Breaking Benjamin

– Love Songs

– 80s Pop

It means a variety of music, and I hardly ever hear a song repeated within the same week even if I write every day, and that – to me – is the best part.

Meet the Authors:

Gus Li

August (Gus) Li is a creator of fantasy worlds. When not writing, he enjoys drawing, illustration, costuming and cosplay, and making things in general. He lives near Philadelphia with two cats and too many ball-jointed dolls.

He loves to travel and is trying to see as much of the world as possible. Other hobbies include reading (of course), tattoos, and playing video games.

Brandon Witt

Brandon Witt’s outlook on life is greatly impacted by his first eighteen years of growing up gay in a small town in the Ozarks, as well as fifteen years as a counselor and special education teacher for students with severe emotional disabilities.

Add to that his obsession with corgis and mermaids, then factor in an unhealthy love affair with cheeseburgers, and you realize that with all those issues, he’s got plenty to write about…

Skye Hegyes

Dragons, wolves, and sharp objects are commonplace in Skye Hegyes’s home in North Carolina. She spends most of her time between writing and working. When not doing either of these things, you may find her making crafts or adventuring with her family, which consists of her husband, two daughters, two birds, and three cats… and a partridge in a pear tree…

J. Scott Coatsworth

Scott has been writing since elementary school, when he and won a University of Arizona writing contest in 4th grade for his first sci fi story (with illustrations!). He finished his first novel in his mid twenties, but after seeing it rejected by ten publishers, he gave up on writing for a while.

Over the ensuing years, he came back to it periodically, but it never stuck. Then one day, he was complaining to Mark, his husband, early last year about how he had been derailed yet again by the death of a family member, and Mark said to him “the only one stopping you from writing is you.”

Since then, Scott has gone back to writing in a big way, finishing more than a dozen short stories – some new, some that he had started years before – and seeing his first sale. He’s embarking on a new trilogy, and also runs the Queer Sci Fi (http://www.queerscifi.com) site, a support group for writers of gay sci fi, fantasy, and supernatural fiction.

Authors Gone Wild by JP Barnaby, Sara York, Ethan Stone, William Cooper and Brandon Witt

Authors Gone Wild4vPublished 24 September 2014

Published by Stiff Rain Press

Copy received from author for review.

Synopsis:

Family Lines by Sara York

Brett Nash is a successful author, but his past still haunts him. Being kicked out of his home at the age of sixteen has left him distrustful of others. When Daniel, his stepbrother, shows up at HomoEroticCon, Brett has to decide to stay or leave. Worse, his publisher traps them in a room together; forcing Brett to talk to the one man he’s never stopped loving.

Fanboy by Brandon Witt

HomoErotiCon was only a conference. Just four days. Nothing more than a long weekend. Hooked from the first moment he picked up his first gay romance novel, Samson Pruitt fantasized about living a life like the ones he read about on the page. The novels made him hope he might be able to truly break free, and discover the courage to leave the secrecy of his life. Maybe even meet the author of his dreams. Just four days. For this Fan Boy, four days might be enough to change everything.

Caught Between a Cock and a Hard Dom by J.P. Barnaby

Brandon Lennox doesn’t like people. When his lover and Dom signs him up for an author conference in Austin, Texas, his social anxiety goes into overdrive.

Well, until the hot boy in the tight little Robin costume shows them both just how much of a boy wonder he is.

Fan Service by William Cooper

Author Josh Austin loves going to conventions all the time, especially HomeErotiCon. But those weekends take their toll on the introverted author. Normally used to curling up alone to toil away at his books, it’s always a complete change of pace having to be “on” for all the readers and fellow authors.

But when an overeager fan crawls under his table at the signing, he can’t say no. When Carlisle begins to unzip his pants, Josh lets loose for once in his life, living like the characters straight out of one of his books.

Where else would this horny twink lead him?

Muse by Ethan Stone

Micah Shea is nursing a broken heart when he arrives at HomoErotiCon. He just wants to chill out, have fun and get laid a time or two. The weekend starts out well with a fun encounter with a bellhop and an invite to an orgy. However, at the party Micah’s world is turned upside down when he sees a man who is the exact embodiment of a dream he had years ago—the guy who became his muse and the star of his books.

At first Micah is drawn to Trevor because of the resemblance, but the more Micah gets to know Trevor the more he genuinely likes him. The sex is awesome but they have more than just a physical connection.

It all goes to hell when Trevor learns the truth and Micah has to convince him he isn’t a stalker—before the end of the conference.

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Our thoughts:

Muse by Ethan Stone: Okay, this story was pretty cool. I liked the supernatural element added in. An author discovers his lead character of a series is in the flesh at HomoErotiCon. It’s almost too good to be real. The connection and attraction are off the charts until the unsuspecting man discovers the truth and thinks the author is a true stalker. Once Micah discloses how he came up with the character for his books and Trevor shares his story it is even more mystical. Is it all a dream, reality, fantasy or kismet?

Fan Service by William Cooper: This hot little author is experiencing his first convention and is a little bit nervous. Being across from the most famous writer at the convention hall and his hot number on a leash doesn’t make it any easier, just more uncomfortable in the crotch! Half an hour before the signing is over a fan stops by for an autograph and then crawls under the table for some special treatment. As if that wasn’t an unbelievable fantasy come true, the porn star on the leash decides he’d love to play as well. This just might be one convention to remember for this shy, writing bottom!

Family Lines by Sara York: Such a sweet short! A reporter, Daniel Freeman, sets up an interview with a popular mm erotica writer, Brett Nash. It’s Brett’s first convention and he’s a little leery. He likes to be more reclusive. His unease is validated when the interviewer is none other than his long-lost love and stepbrother, Daniel. The guy who let their parents kick him out of the house at age 17 for being gay. He just let him walk out the door, or did he? It’s been four years now and the hurt feelings are still just as vivid as if it were yesterday. I really enjoyed seeing these two try to work through their past hurts and decide if they could accept each other into their lives again. A love that deep doesn’t stop at a doorstep.

Caught Between a Cock and a Hard Dom by J.P. Barnaby: Brandon and Sean! These boys are so extremely hot! I could read more of all the stories in this anthology, but Brandon and Sean really did it for me. Sean was the stoic, firm, Dom. He’s the calm to Brandon’s storm and it was such a turn on! Brandon has anxiety and the idea of going to a convention to meet his fans, do signings and be around a lot of people is not his idea of fun. With Sean’s support and coaxing, he gives it a shot. Boy do we see an interesting side of Sean come out when he finds a ‘hot young thang’ that would be fun to bring to their room and enjoy together. That confidence is a side of Brandon that was fun to watch but his submissive side while in that threesome never wavers. He might dominate Boy Wonder, but he is still at Sean’s beck and call. Finding sub space and confidence during this convention might be easier than Brandon ever imagined!

Fanboy by Brandon Witt: Samson Pruitt isn’t an author, he’s a fan. He’s driven 10 hours and spent more money than he’s made working at the book store just to be at this convention. Once there he’s crippled with dread and spends time webcaming instead of living in the moment. He’s here to see Shane Sliver, his favorite author. He makes a connection but isn’t one to push. He finds himself at the final event of convention and Shane Sliver is talking to him! The night before he was interested in Samson but he was intoxicated and couldn’t consciously take him to his room. Tonight, no one has imbibed and Samson is ready to finally live his convention moment to the fullest. It’s a good thing Samson likes it hard and rough because he’s in for a real experience and not with just Samson, but with boyfriend Carl as well. Let’s just say Shane and Carl like to get their freak on and Samson is totally along for the ride (see what I did there). ;)

To recap, Ethan, William and Brandon went erotica, Sara went emotional and JP went hot Dom/sub. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of stories from HomoErotiCon. If this is what conventions are like, I don’t know how they convince people to go home! ;)

OVERALL ANTHOLOGY RATING: BAD ASS BOOTS!!

Cover Reveal: Authors Gone Wild

HomoErotiCon

Where authors come together…

Sounds exciting right? Your favorite gay artists from the screen, canvas, and page all together in one convention. We even have guys whose bodies are works of art in themselves. Our events include art shows, book signings, nude modeling classes, demonstrations and panels galore. Anything you want to know in the realm of gay sexuality, you can find it here.

As amazing as our events are, however, they don’t compare to the juicy behind-the-scenes stories, the naughty liasons that happen on the other side of closed doors. This year, we’re fortunate to have a few authors open the curtains and give us a glimpse of HomoErotiCon under the covers:

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Family Lines by Sara York
Brett Nash is a successful author, but his past still haunts him. Being kicked out of his home at the age of sixteen has left him distrustful of others. When Daniel, his stepbrother, shows up at HomoErotiCon, Brett has to decide to stay or leave. Worse, his publisher traps them in a room together; forcing Brett to talk to the one man he’s never stopped loving.

Fanboy by Brandon Witt
HomoErotiCon was only a conference. Just four days. Nothing more than a long weekend. Hooked from the first moment he picked up his first gay romance novel, Sampson Pruitt fantasized about living a life like the ones he read about on the page. The novels made him hope he might be able to truly break free, and discover the courage to leave the secrecy of his life. Maybe even meet the author of his dreams. Just four days. For this Fan Boy, four days might be enough to change everything.

Caught Between a Cock and a Hard Dom by J.P. Barnaby
Brandon Lennox doesn’t like people. When his lover and Dom signs him up for an author conference in Austin, Texas, his social anxiety goes into overdrive.

Well, until the hot boy in the tight little Robin costume shows them both just how much of a boy wonder he is.

Fan Service by William Cooper
Author Josh Austin loves going to conventions all the time, especially HomeErotiCon. But those weekends take their toll on the introverted author. Normally used to curling up alone to toil away at his books, it’s always a complete change of pace having to be “on” for all the readers and fellow authors.

But when an overeager fan crawls under his table at the signing, he can’t say no. When Carlisle begins to unzip his pants, Josh lets loose for once in his life, living like the characters straight out of one of his books.

Where else would this horny twink lead him?

Muse by Ethan Stone
Micah Shea is nursing a broken heart when he arrives at HomoErotiCon. He just wants to chill out, have fun and get laid a time or two. The weekend starts out well with a fun encounter with a bellhop and an invite to an orgy. However, at the party Micah’s world is turned upside down when he sees a man who is the exact embodiment of a dream he had years ago—the guy who became his muse and the star of his books.

At first Micah is drawn to Trevor because of the resemblance, but the more Micah gets to know Trevor the more he genuinely likes him. The sex is awesome but they have more than just a physical connection.

It all goes to hell when Trevor learns the truth and Micah has to convince him he isn’t a stalker—before the end of the conference.

 

So, sit back, grab a Fleshjack, and enjoy the ride!

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Authors Gone Wild will release from Stiff Rain Press on September 24th. Print copies are available for pre-order before GRL by contacting any of the authors.