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RELEASE DAY SPOTLIGHT: The Rascal by Eric Arvin

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The Rascal by Eric Arvin
Release Date: October 7, 2015
Publisher: Wilde City Press
Genre: Gay Mainstream / Paranormal / Horror / Thriller
Length: Full-length Novel (61,500 words)

Today we are shining the spotlight on author Eric Arvin’s newest release with Wilde CIty Press, The Rascal. This is a prefect pre-Halloween read. Just enough thrills, horror and ghost action to start the festivities off this time of year.

Blurb:

Lana is a faded movie star who lives alone in a big house on a hill that overlooks the sea. She has lived this way since the death of her daughter and the disappearance of her husband.

Jeff and Chloe are a couple who live in a cabin below the big house. It was Chloe’s idea to strengthen their marriage; but she see’s now that it isn’t working. Jeff has become obsessed with the cabin and the old water well. Chloe only sees strangeness around her.

One night while talking on the computer with Ethan, Jeff’s brother, a feeling of dread comes to the fore. When Ethan sees a figure behind Chloe, he leaves his boyfriend and baby and sets out to save Jeff.

Chloe, Ethan and Lana come together to fight an evil that would destroy Jeff. Will they succeed or will all of them fall to the taste of a young cannibalistic ghost?

Buy the book: Wilde City Press

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Meet the author:

Some of [Arvin’s] work is as direct as Hemingway with the sensitivity of O’Connor or Shields, and yet others nuanced as if Maupin wrote a letter to Penthouse.” – Thom Fitzgerald, director THE HANGING GARDEN

Eric Arvin resides in the same sleepy Indiana river town where he grew up. He graduated from Hanover College with a Bachelors in History. He has lived, for brief periods, in Italy and Australia. He has survived brain surgery and his own loud-mouthed personal demons. Eric is the author of WOKE UP IN A STRANGE PLACE, THE MINGLED DESTINIES OF CROCODILES & MEN, SUBSURDITY, SIMPLE MEN, and various other sundry and not-so-sundry writings. He intends to live the rest of his days with tongue in cheek and eyes set to roam.

You can find Eric Arvin’s books at Amazon, Wilde City Press and All Romance eBooks.

Guest Author: Sam Standish for Making Men

We welcome Sam Standish today on 3 Chicks After Dark. He has a few questions he’s been asked regarding his latest release, Making Men, and he would like to share his answers with us. We appreciate Sam’s openness on a personal level and his insight into his new release. Making Men is full on erotica with mènage, kink and taboo relations, it is definitely not vanilla!

From Sam Standish:

Q: Making Men is quite tightly focused on the most specific, intimate details of man-to-man sex acts. How and why did you come to this choice?

A: I like my erotica blunt. Pants down, cocks up, plow and spurt. Bang the bed against the wall till the shelves crash down. That’s what excited me about writing erotica: the chance to be so straightforward. And I had another reason for the focus on the details of sucking and penetration and ejaculation. These things have profound meaning. When men are with men they may not create anything biologically, but they create something spiritual. The acts are without progeny, but they are not without products. So what is created? What do man-to-man sex acts mean? How do they make men?

Q: Have you ever participated in an ongoing threesome like the one in the book?

A: No. I have been in threesomes at sex parties or sex clubs. Some have been great. The men have been attentive and considerate and appreciative. I have been in the occasional one-off threesome in “real life,” but these have been more awkward, if occasionally hot. I’m a bit insecure, so I always fear with threesomes that the other two guys will be more into each other than into me.

Q: Two members of your threesome are uncle and nephew. What about that?

A: Well, the nephew is of age, the age difference between uncle and nephew is only a couple of years, and the uncle does not coerce or force. Everything’s consensual, often initiated by the boy. I am suggesting that familial love and erotic love are not as separable as we think, in their substance and in their goals.

Q: The character of Kevin says he’s had wild sex with some men who are not conventionally attractive. Who even have physical oddities. Have you ever had sex with men who were physically unusual?

A: A few times in clubs and or at parties I’ve had sex with men who were, to me, a bit unexpected. No one dramatically older or younger, though, and no one with an obvious handicap or unusual physical features. I have no issue with any of that; it just hasn’t happened. I did once have sex with a man with no anal opening. He didn’t tell me; I just figured it out after a little probing. I was sorry that neither one of us knew how to discuss it. It would have opened up a whole new level of intimacy.

Q: And then there’s the matter of guys with average or even small endowments…

A: Like Michael, whom Kevin befriends. I’ve had some amazing times with guys who happened not to be very big. Beautiful, sweet, generous guys. Hey, I’m not that big myself. In the case of Michael, we don’t know how big he is. He’s afraid he won’t be big enough for Kevin. When it’s all over, Kevin’s so in love that he really can’t remember any physical details. So we never know.

Q: You also address the age issue. Kevin has sex with a very old man at one point.

A: Yes. The editor suggested that scene. It was a trip to write.

Q: And there is a very young man…

A: Oliver. There is no sex in the Oliver episodes; they are about other, related things. I hope those episodes cause the reader to stop and assess what the book is really about.

Q: Making Men is unusual in that it mixes some rather severe spanking, paddling and caning with the fucking, though it’s not a BDSM book, per se. How did that come about?

A: I like corporal punishment, that’s all. I find the urge to spank an ass to be a natural part of the mix, not an activity to be segregated or thought of as in a separate silo. I like a good swat on my ass, some humiliation, and I like swatting other guys’ asses. It’s a lot like fucking, which I also enjoy from the top and from the bottom. Also, I wanted to explore the meaning, the psychological workings of punishment. I think I succeeded in that, but it makes your heart beat fast, too.

Q: Do you have some unusual spanking stories yourself?

A: I wish. A lot of guys who say they are into spanking back out or are uncertain. They want to be reassured that it won’t hurt. I understand. My own pain threshold is low, as I’m a busy guy and have never had the time to build up a lot of experience (I’m a spanking bottom as well as a top, you see). But what’s a little pain? I think guys are afraid to lose control. Or afraid of the aggression behind the pain. Once this guy was whipping me with a belt. His face and body as he cocked his arm and swung were scary. I saw that he meant to break me. It made the stroke of the belt more devastating than it would have been if I hadn’t watched it being delivered.

Q: One guy in the book even has his balls spanked.

A: I find that so exciting, though in the book the context is an unjust punishment that must be made right. The guy’s dad spanks his balls and his dick, too, when it’s hard. I did both to myself with a ruler, just to see what it was like. My balls ached for a little while, but it was a nice ache! With my dick, there was a very nice tingle.

Q: Semen is a recurring motif in the book, even more than in most erotica. Are you a semen guy?

A: Well, yeah, who isn’t? Lately I’m into bukkake videos. The ways those guys just shuck their clothes and spurt while the others cheer. I love when guys in porn cheer for each other’s ejaculations. I am bothered, though, that bukkake bottoms seem ill at ease or even resentful. I don’t blame them. There’s nothing for them to do. I think they are looking for approval, some kind of bonding with the big strapping guys who are going to shoot in their face, but they find out that anyone could have played their part. They are there to be a “good sport,” a nobody whose presence is technically essential but who is not allowed really to participate. Getting a facial, being cum on in any way, is an intense, intimate, loving experience. A bukkake bottom is being honored. Both sides should acknowledge it. The tops should hold the bottom after and help him get off.

Q: Are there other types of porn you like?

A: Here’s a funny thing: I like galleries of still shots from Fraternity X, this site with videos of frat guys who put themselves through school (so they say) by making videos portraying kind of casual guy-on-guy gang rape. The actors on the bottom are in some sense willing. No one’s going to put a real crime on film. Like I said, I like the still shots: the guys hanging out bareass and hard, maybe in sneakers, going at it like a competitive recreational activity. I like the others standing around clothed, wielding the cameras. But the actual videos turn me off. Too loud and angry, too much verbal abuse. Reminds me how quickly guys can cross the line. I feel weird watching stuff that portrays force and coercion as hot. One of their episodes is called “No Means Yes.” I can’t find a way to make that erotic.

Q: But in Making Men you have a scene that is like Fraternity X. The boy is not raped, but the fraternity guys gang up and make it clear that, once he has chosen to be their bottom, he has no choice but to proceed.

A: Yes, and elements of that scene excite me. But it’s just one scene, told a certain way to make a point, while being hot. While perhaps asking, “What exactly about this do you find hot and why?” The boy is not injured or traumatized. He is terribly disappointed, though. In the end he goes back to his uncle and Kevin.

Q: Are you in a relationship currently? What kind of sex do you have with your partner?

A: Yes, I am. We’re ardent but kind of vanilla. He has back problems so we have to be careful. Lots and lots of cuddling!

Q: Is your relationship open?

A: Technically, yes. Though neither one of us has a lot of time to take advantage of the loophole!

Q: Any celebrity crushes?

A: You mean celebrity fuck fantasies? Absolutely! In the porn arena my current crush is Peto Coast. His incredible energy is a turn-on and he has that pants-down-cock-up-fuck-and-spurt attitude I mentioned. He’s interesting in that, while he is handsome and well-endowed, his body is kind of average. I find that hot. Among mainstream celebrities I would totally fuck Daniel Radcliffe. And he’d love it. Not because he’s gay but because of the adventure of it. The sensation. I can see him bucking and writhing and yelling for me to go harder and deeper. He is so beautiful because he has such character. He’s so open. I love all those Brits with their fucking talent and their fucking smarts. Benedict Cumberbatch could just pound away on me. Ben Whishaw. James Norton. Andrew Buchan. Those are real men. Whishaw may be slight and boyish, but (are you listening, Russell Tovey?) anyone who can nail Richard II like that is a real man. With as much balls as any soldier or mountain climber or whatever; maybe more. American men seem kind of pathetic next to those guys.

Q: Do you go for anyone on “Downton Abbey”?

A: Oddly enough, no. Allen Leech is adorable, but I am not especially interested in fucking him. Robert James-Collier is too skeevy. Matt Barber, maybe. You know who really has character on that show? Kevin Doyle as Joseph Molesley. Short and bald but so fucking decent. I might fuck him. Or let him fuck me.

Making Men
Released 25 March 2015

Published by Wilde City Press

Categories: Contemporary, Gay erotica

Blurb:

Three passionate men. Tony and Kevin are older and have learned to give, body and soul, till it hurts. Into their lives comes the boy, younger, wanting desperately to give and to take all he can. Together these three will reach heights they never imagined. And each will discover for himself where he has to go next. This is a tale of devotion and transcendence. A tale of young male bodies. A tale unlike any other you have ever read.

Sales link: Wilde City Press

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The HomePort Journals by A.C. Burch

HomePort Journals CoverRelease Date: March 18, 2015
Published by: Wilde City Press
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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Fleeing New York City and an abusive partner, would-be writer Marc Nugent finds work at HomePort, the Provincetown mansion of Lola Staunton, a fabulously wealthy recluse. Aided by an attractive-but-unattainable artist and an all-too-available cross-dresser, Marc investigates accusations of rape and murder that have estranged Lola from a childhood friend for more than sixty years. Past and present converge when a long-lost journal reveals tales of infidelity, adultery, and passion that mirror the life Marc has recently abandoned. When his ex-lover arrives in search of revenge, Marc must confront his past, his notions of family, and his capacity for love.

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OUR THOUGHTS:

Charming. That’s the best word I can think of to describe The HomePort Journals. In a way it puts you under its spell, spinning tales of present and past that have you enchanted. At points it’s almost as if time has stopped for you to simply enjoy the beauty of what once was. It gives you a reason to forget all the complicated ugliness of life and simply live.

A.C. Burch writes this story in present tense, and I feel it gives it somewhat of an etherial quality. There’s almost a dreamlike telling of the actions on the page which gives it the feel of adventure and anticipation rather than stark, cold reality.  When you peel back all the intricate, vivid detailing, Marc’s story is not a pretty one. He’s trying his best to move on from a desperately bad relationship, but I’m not sure Provincetown will let him do that. He seems to be looking for a place to escape and forget for a while, yet what he finds at HomePort forces him to confront and deal with his feelings rather than ignore them.

While there are definitely ugly truths to be found, Burch creates a bit of a fantasy world in HomePort. It’s a special place; Burch does a fabulous job of creatively concealing its beauty and secrets. He expertly cultivates its rich history and mysteries in a way that serves to further enthrall the reader. Emphasis on mysteries – Provincetown is harboring some big ones.

Marc is easily likable, and hearing his story made me champion his cause. His experiences in his relationship with Brandon lead us to believe he’s suffered greatly until reaching his breaking point – driving him away to seek refuge in Provincetown. I couldn’t help but wonder if this new destination wasn’t perhaps biting off more than he could chew? In the very least it presents more complication and intrigue than he bargained for – he needs simple and secluded. What he gets is quirky and questionable. Before he knows it, he’s knee-deep in decades old scandal, secrets and lies, not to mention faced with lovers past and future. Burch takes his character on a complex journey to set everything to rights.

I thoroughly enjoyed this complex tale, and I feel it will have broad appeal to many readers within the m/m genre.  Those familiar with historical romance will appreciate the details and traditions of earlier times, while contemporary readers will connect with some more modern issues and conflict. Any way you look at it, Burch slowly and cleverly unravels the secrets of HomePort, and the entire place makes an amazing transformation. I appreciate the delicate nature with which many of the pieces were constructed and revealed, Burch’s tremendous style and delivery add enormously to the book’s overall  enjoyment. You’ll find sweetness and serenity, but also controversy and strife. Parts are bittersweet, and I can’t say I finished with a dry eye. Burch introduces you to many colorful characters, lets you get to know them in every sense, and before you know it they’re nearly family. Enjoy!

RATING: ONE SNEAKER, ONE BADASS BOOT!

 

 

COVER REVEAL: Shadows Fall by JK Hogan

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Welcome to the Cover Reveal for JK Hogan’s Shadows Fall!

Blurb:

A gift—or curse—gives Titus McGinty the unwanted ability to talk to ghosts. When he starts seeing the same few apparitions repeatedly, appearing with similar gruesome injuries, he begins to wonder what they want from him.

Detective Charlie Hale has a serial killer on his hands. On the loose for weeks, the Queen City Slayer has left the police nothing to go on, no forensic evidence other than what he wants found. The city is running out of time.

The crisis brings Titus and Charlie together—Titus stumbles upon a body and finds himself a suspect. Their budding romance is tested as they are sucked into a web of underground laboratories, restive spirits, and religious fanaticism. They’ll have to work together to find the identity of the killer before he takes his next victim…Titus.

Categories: Contemporary, Crime Fiction, Fiction, Gay Fiction, Romance, Thriller

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Meet the author:

J.K. Hogan has been telling stories for as long as she can remember, beginning with writing cast lists and storylines for her toys growing up. When she finally decided to put pen to paper, magic happened. She is greatly inspired by all kinds of music and often creates a “soundtrack” for her stories as she writes them. J.K. is hoping to one day have a little something for everyone, so she’s branched out from m/f paranormal romance and added m/m contemporary romance. Who knows what’s next?

J.K. resides in North Carolina, where she was born and raised. A true southern girl at heart, she lives in the country with her husband and young son, a cat, and two champion agility dogs. If she isn’t on the agility field, J.K. can often be found chasing waterfalls in the mountains with her husband, or down in front at a blues concert. In addition to writing, she enjoys training and competing in dog sports, spending time with her large southern family, camping, boating and, of course, reading! For more information, please visitwww.jkhogan.com.

Where to find the author:

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialJKHogan
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JK_Hogan
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Now, the moment you’ve been waiting for……THE REVEAL!!

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Shadows Fall by J.K. Hogan

Release Date: June, 2015

Published by Wilde City Press

Cover Art by J.K. Hogan

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