Things That Are Not BDSM

You’re expecting a 50 Shades rant, aren’t you? Heh, no. Although for the record, ignoring consent and safewords, coercing and manipulating your partner are not behaviours that are kinky, sexy, or in any way representative of BDSM, whose hallmarks are Safe, Sane, and Consensual. But this is not that rant. Not today.

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This is kinda the opposite of that rant.

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The Slave is on #Sale!

For three days only, The Slave is available for the bargain price of $0.99 on Amazon and AllRomance.* If you haven’t read it yet, now’s your chance!

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★☆★☆★ Reviews ★☆★☆★

“Intriguing characters, a fascinating world for them to live in and a storyline that grabbed my heart and wouldn’t let me go pushed this story to the top of my favorites list and it’s one I will read more than once.” — Love Bytes ★☆★☆★

“I was hugely impressed with this story.  Aaron gives us such incredible depth and complexity to these characters and it is all just perfectly unpacked throughout the book.  I loved all three of these men together and I truly enjoyed seeing their relationship grow and develop. They are sweet and oh so sexy and I can not wait to see how their adventures continued.” — Joyfully Jay ★☆★☆★

“I am emotionally spent from this story. OMFG!! I can honestly say out of my thousands of books, I have never EVERRR encountered an ending so brilliantly and masterfully done. My stomach literally feels as though it is in my throat the last ¼ of the book. Kate Aaron you have just rocked my world.” — MM Good Book Reviews ★☆★☆★

“Fantastic fantasy and sexy as sin, The Slave is just that little bit different and highly addictive. ” — On Top Down Under ★☆★☆★

“There are stories that just suck you right into their world, and this was definitely one of them.” — The Blogger Girls ★☆★☆★

“If there’s one series you should fall into IT’S THIS ONE! It will blow your mind, have your heart pounding, and every fiber of your being vibrating. I loved every second of this amazing story! Every second!” — Diverse Reader ★☆★☆★

“From the first lines, I was enamored, intrigued, scared, hopeful… I was hooked.” — Literati Book Reviews ★☆★☆★

“This book is both incredibly hot and heartbreakingly tender. The dynamics between the three men took my breath away.” — Helena’s Heat ★☆★☆★

 *ARe price reduced from midnight (local time) 01 March to 03 March.

Blowing It — Release Day #mmromance

It’s here! Blowing It is now available from Amazon, AllRomanceEbooks, and Smashwords.

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Owen Barnes never expected writing to make him rich, much less with a YA novel written for a bet. Being nominated for the Carnegie Medal, the most prestigious award a children’s author can win, is a dream come true. But Owen’s newfound fame comes at a price, and not just changing his surname to Black.

Gruff, gentle building surveyor Magnus Cassidy is the first man to catch Owen’s interest in almost two years. Owen’s agent, Max, might be trying to control his image, but Magnus sees the real Owen: the eyeliner, drainpipe jeans, and sexy underwear, not the Young Conservative in a tweed jacket Max is turning him into.

When a photo of Owen and Magnus appears online, just weeks before the Carnegie ceremony, Max starts damage limitation. Out and proud since he was fourteen, Owen isn’t going back into the closet without a fight, and he refuses to let his agent erase Magnus from his life. Encouraged by his friends, Owen lashes out, not realising his behaviour could hurt the man he’s doing it all for. Can Owen find a way to reconcile his public and private lives, or has he already blown it?

Contents: passive tops and slutty bottoms, bitchy best friends, bad jokes, sexy underwear, an excess of beards, and a smattering of angst. May contain nuts.

Word Count: 83,500

Coming soon to Barnes&Noble, iTunes, Scribd, and Oyster.


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BLOWING IT — Coming 23 Feb #mmromance

Handsome man holding a briefcase in a vintage interior

Coming 23 February 2015

Owen Barnes never expected writing to make him rich, much less with a YA novel written for a bet. Being nominated for the Carnegie Medal, the most prestigious award a children’s author can win, is a dream come true. But Owen’s newfound fame comes at a price, and not just changing his surname to Black.

Gruff, gentle building surveyor Magnus Cassidy is the first man to catch Owen’s interest in almost two years. Owen’s agent, Max, might be trying to control his image, but Magnus sees the real Owen: the eyeliner, drainpipe jeans, and sexy underwear, not the Young Conservative in a tweed jacket Max is turning him into.

When a photo of Owen and Magnus appears online, just weeks before the Carnegie ceremony, Max starts damage limitation. Out and proud since he was fourteen, Owen isn’t going back into the closet without a fight, and he refuses to let his agent erase Magnus from his life. Encouraged by his friends, Owen lashes out, not realising his behaviour could hurt the man he’s doing it all for. Can Owen find a way to reconcile his public and private lives, or has he already blown it?

Contents: passive tops and slutty bottoms, bitchy best friends, bad jokes, sexy underwear, an excess of beards, and a smattering of angst. May contain nuts.

Word Count: 83,000

Check out the official trailer on YouTube.


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A Taxing Time

So I’m seeing a lot of discontent from readers about the impact the new EU tax laws are having on the price of ebooks. These rules came into effect on the 1st January this year, and for many readers, the first they knew of them was when they tried to buy a book and found the cost had increased by somewhere in the region of 20%. Authors should be less surprised, because we all had warning weeks or even months ago that this was going to happen.

So for those who don’t know, here’s the skinny on what went down. Continue reading