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THE KING OF NIGHTMARE - Chapter 8



A brand new chapter of my fantasy horror novel, THE KING OF NIGHTMARE, just went out to my Patrons on Patreon.

SNIPPET:
As the Feed consumed more of the 'mares, the shell and the arch began to glow orange-red-gold. The shell began to pulsate with light, as though it grew a temporary heart, and soon the entire structure and the snakes began to thrum in time. As the transformation took the 'mares and turned their bodies into energy, the energy inflamed the Feed's arch, sped through the arch's snake-like tendons attached and buried in Nightmare's body, and the energy began to enter Nightmare. All Nightmare could do was moan in pure bliss. There was no fight, here, only hunger and satiation. Nightmare stared at the beautiful red-gold arch until it nearly blinded him and finally, he had to shut his eyes. He dangled in the squirming snake web, and he ate and ate and ate the fuel the Feed took, changed, and fed to the only creature the Feed recognized in all this land as worthy enough to give such favor.

Read more here!

xxoo,

<3Dee

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The Demented Path: What Lies Ahead


(Cross-posted from PATREON.)
Hello friends!
So I know I’ve been a tad quiet here in the month of January – and I do apologize about that – but I Solemnly Swear I’ve Been Up to No Good, and I wanted to share with you the devious plottings afoot.
(Okay. So most of them aren’t so devious, exactly. At all. Though some of them DO involve leather! And we can PRETEND this is more covert and ninja-like than it is, right? Right.)
THING THE FIRST: The Writerly Happenings
Launching Demented Ink and my Patreon really allowed me to examine what I do with writing and what stories I want to tell: there are the stories for me, the stories for everyone, and, potentially, there are soon to be the stories written try to help others. At any given moment, there's between two and four works in progress, over here.
I wouldn’t change a thing about any of this – and many thanks to the little gods of wordsmithing and many, MANY thanks to my Patrons for making more of this possible – but this does mean there is an epic, mastery-level amount of compartmentalizing and organization going on over here.
In addition to a shift in how I look at what I do and why I do it, I also need to get real with y’all for a moment: the last five years have been intense. I’ve lost people. I’ve gained people. I’ve re-launched a career, made some heavy-hitting life decisions, faced down a lifetime of health problems, and am currently engaged in some serious Change, with the capital C.
I've been working my way back to center, and the closing of doors helped open others, as it is wont to do, which helped me figure out so much about myself and led me to some truly incredible people.
I say all that because for the first time in a long time, I’ve been re-examining a certain old story of mine in the fandom land that I left unfinished – which I swore I’d never do; one must finish what one starts in story world – and pondering other story lines. While I can make no promises – for reasons that I’ll clarify in just a second – I did want you to know that the band aid has fallen off and the wound has healed and the flesh is nice and shiny and new. There’s a scar, and I’m proud of it, after a fashion.
With all that in mind, here are the list of current (as in, active) writing projects:

1. Evantide: The story of West Evantide, his family, and the magic that binds them. West’s story has evolved and is now outlined. I’ve even started it. This is going to be a long road – think King of Nightmare long – and this one is soul work. West is a religious experience – he has a Down By the River to Pray kind of emotionally moving meaning – and I will do him right and true. He wouldn’t let me do it any other way, really. At this time, I’m unsure where his story will wind up – Patreon, onward to agents/publishers, self-pub – but I’ll likely be posting snippets and such just for Patrons. It’s part of my thanks for you supporting me in all the crazy undertakings I take on. :D
Also? West is damned cool. I think you’d like him, if you’ve not met him, yet.

2. Merek & Carter: These two are rainbow-leather-and-lace shiny. ‘nuff said. :D Their story has been started as well.
3. Lost ‘em Found ‘em: This is the currently nebulous but ever clarifying joint project I’m launching with a dear friend of mine. I’m not yet sure what it will include, but writing will definitely be involved. I’ll absolutely update everybody when more of the picture has come into the light.
4. The Smattering of Other Tales: I’ve also got several stories outlined, and two or three of them are started. But I’m trying to pick a focal point or two and go with it.
And of course The King of Nightmare will continue updating, here. I also have another book – romantic comedy – that will be making an appearance for Patrons mid-year.
Many, many words are happening. Writing is a silent, solitary process, but I’m going to do my best to provide updates, snippets, etc. for my Patrons. <3
THING THE SECOND: The Audio/Visual
The YouTube channel has taken a good chunk of my focus, as it’s a new venue for me and a new way of expressing myself. And I like it. The challenge to figure out editing software and HOW to do everything was srs biznass – like, a few mental breakdowns kind of serious – but most of the learning curve is in the rear view mirror and I’m into the phase where I’m learning new things without having to look up vocabulary every three seconds.
I currently have plans to upload a video of some make, model, or description every week remaining of 2018. Lofty goals, perhaps – and I might not make it – but I like that mode of expression, and I like that I can offer it as rewards for Patrons. So totes worth it, yo.
THING THE THIRD: A Day in the Life
I want to take a moment to talk about my to-do list. Now, I’m a work-a-holic and an overachiever/over-commiter from waaay back, but even I have to say shit’s pretty insane right now.
1. Adoption. My husband and I are neck-deep in the adoption process for a kidlet. Or two. It’s an all-encompassing process that I outlined a little bit over on the YouTube channel. It involves meetings, education hours, interviews, and a stack of paperwork taller than I am. All for the good, but I am
totally preoccupied with hippo onesies and trying not to panic.
2. House Build/Renovate/Rearrange: In light OF the adoption, we’re having to update our house a bit, rearrange it to accommodate a nursery, and move stuff to my mother’s home. Which is undergoing renovations which I’m spearheading along with her. Because ultimately the three of us (plus kidlet(s)) will be building a NEW home on a piece of property on top of a mountain which my husband and I acquired. The new house is requiring home plan creation, builder location and interview process, and, you know, money.
3. Day Job: I have one. It takes about 40-50 hours of my time during the week.
4. Self-Care: I’m a complicated little human who needs lots of maintenance. I have a rotating schedule of massage, chiropractic care, Western medicine visits, Eastern medicine doc visits, blood work, check-ups, exercise, meditation, spiritual practice, and food preparation, and I have a daily supplement/pill regimen that makes my head spin. All of this requires monitoring as it’s easy to overdo one thing or another. And most of this is not optional. If I miss some portion, I feel it. But don’t worry – I’m better now than I literally ever have been.
…and all that is on top of the writing, filming, editing, publishing, publicity, administration, graphics creation, social media, and my social life. And somewhere in all that, I need to sleep. A little. And keep up with my YouTube beauty gurus, ‘cause reasons.
If you made it through all that, thank you. If not, suffice to say Things Are Busy, but I am doing my level-best to make writing, Patreon, and creating top priorities. Please don’t ever think that I’m unappreciative if it takes a while to hear from me. I likely faceplanted somewhere soft to catch a power nap. :D
I hope this has been helpful or informative! The path ahead is alight with possibilities and detours of unexpected awesomeness. Exciting things are incoming, and my Patrons will be on the front line of all the news and goodies. Thank you for reading and for being you. <3
For the love of story and with all the light and love in the world,
Dee
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HEARTS UNDER FIRE Second Printing Now OUT!


Hi everyone,

The second printing of my LGBTQ kinky romance novel, Hearts Under Fire is out and about in the world! Should you wish to take a look at it — to pick up a print copy, just to go virtually pet it and tell it what a very good boy it is — you can do so at LT3 Press or Amazon.

Light & love to you and yours!
<3Dee

Hearts Under Fire At Less Than Three Press

Hearts Under Fire At Amazon

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The King of Nightmare & Other News

Hi gang,

My full-length fantasy-horror novel is posting chapter by chapter the first of every month over on my Patreon. There's also videos, giveaways, and all manner of other perks. And when I hit 30 patrons? I'm doing a Read Along. =)

Click HERE for all the pertinent details. Click HERE to become a Patron.

Or want to know more? No problem...

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HEARTS UNDER FIRE - Available for Pre-Order

I'm thrilled to announce that the second release of HEARTS UNDER FIRE - New Amsterdam Story #1 - is now available for pre-order over on Less Than Three Press's Book Market! Go check it out. :D

Ten years ago, Clark thought he would spend his life as a military man. But his world turned into a nightmare when a suicide bomber destroyed his career. It's been a long road to recovery, but Clark has finally found peace. His bar, Glow, is the place to be in New Amsterdam; the son of the mayor employs Clark as a confidential information man; and the BDSM club he part-owns is a profitable release. Clark's life is a good one, so long as no one gets too close.

Then Daniel walks into Glow, and what Clark expects to be just another handsome face proves instead to be the kind of challenge he's been avoiding—but he just can't seem to walk away.

PRE ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY!
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New Release: BREAKER: EXILE, VOL I


Breaker: Exile, Volume 1
the first novel in Kelly Wyre's and my Exile series, makes its debut on January 11, 2017!

... And to celebrate, we're holding a giveaway!
We're both super excited about this new release and thrilled to be able to share it with you. Throughout this tour, we're going to be introducing many of the characters within, and associated with, Exile's bizarre shores, as well as introducing Exile itself. There will be teasers, giveaways, and a ton of chances to touch base and say hello. We hope you'll join us!

So, what's "Breaker?"
Breaker: Exile, Volume 1 is a gay urban fantasy romance (Book 1 of the Exile Series) that follows two men as they navigate life and love while dealing with some interesting and heartbreaking anomalies caused by the "Cure."

Breaker: Exile, Volume 1

by Kelly Wyre & A.F. Henley
In the wake of several near-cataclysmic events, humanity created the Cure, a DNA-altering antidote to death by disease and old age. But all cures come with side effects: a small percentage of the population develops a wide range of powers, some of which are lethal to others, and some which are lethal to the wielder.

These people are called the Estranged, hunted and shunned, safe only on the Island of Exile. It is here that Kaeva and Eddie meet—and where they set a prophecy in motion, quite possibly sealing their own demise, and even the end of Exile.

  • Genre: Gay, Urban Fantasy

  • Notes: contains some explicit content and includes thoughts and discussions of past and potential suicide.

  • Book 1 in the Exile series

Purchase Link - LT3



But the tour is not just about introductions... there are also giveaways.
What's this about giveaways?


Grand Prize consists of:
A signed, print copy of "Breaker: Exile, Volume 1"
a $20.00 gift certificate to Less Than Three Press
and a coordinates bracelet with the Believe. Seek. Prove. reminder so you can always find your way back to the island of Exile!

But the giveaways don't stop there!
Simply leave a comment at each of the tour stops to be entered into a random giveaway for a silver-plated starfish anklet (and whatever else we can stuff into an envelope!).

There will be a winner at each and every stop.

So, what do I have to do?
Follow along with the blog tour and check out the Rafflecopter entries as we go along for an opportunity to win the Grand Prize and/or leave a comment for a chance at each site for a chance to win the individual giveaway. The below list of site visits will be updated with direct links once they become available.

Terms & Conditions This giveaway will run throughout the blog tour, and finish at midnight on January 31st, 2017.Winner must be of legal age, and legally able to accept the prizes as awarded. Void where prohibited by law. By entering this giveaway you are confirming your eligibility. Grand prize entries will be collected by Rafflecopter on each tour stop. There will be one winner, tour-wide. Individual giveaways will be collected via comment at each tour spot, and winner will be chosen via random number draw. For each giveaway: no purchase necessary to win, and odds of winning are determined solely by the number of eligible entries. Winner must respond within seventy-two hours of the congratulatory post. Posts will be made on my social media platforms (AFHenley.com, KellyWyre.com, Tumblr, twitter, Facebook, and Google+). Winner may or may not be announced on the blog sites, in accordance with that site's preference. It is the responsibility of the winner to watch for the announcement, and a new winner will be redrawn if there is no response. Shipping costs will be to the expense of the authors, and can be shipped anywhere that we are legally allowed to do so. If you cannot receive a legal shipment of erotic material, do not enter the giveaway. This contest is not sponsored by WordPress, Amazon, Facebook, Goodreads, twitter, Tumblr, or any of the sites wherewith the giveaway has been posted. By entering this giveaway you agree to hold AF Henley, Kelly Wyre, and our designates harmless, should something go awry with either contest or the prizes awarded. Best of luck to everyone that plays along, hope you enjoy the tour! All our love, AF Henley & Kelly Wyre <3 Breaker: Exile, Volume 1 - now available for pre-order at: Purchase Link - LT3 - Save 15% until January 10th by pre-ordering your copy!

Best of luck to everyone that plays along, hope you enjoy the tour!

All our love, AF Henley & Kelly Wyre <3
Breaker: Exile, Volume 1 - now available for pre-order at: Purchase Link - LT3 - Save 15% until January 10th by pre-ordering your copy!

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FINAL DAY! Earthquakes - A New Amsterdam Story BLOG TOUR! Posts and Prizes Galore!

WELCOME TO THE
EARTHQUAKES - A NEW AMSTERDAM STORY

BLOG TOUR!


I'm so exited to announce the blog tour that will go along with my March 1st release of the latest New Amsterdam novel, Earthquakes. This one's been a long time coming, everybody's been so patient, and I want to celebrate in true demented style!


BRING ON THE VIRTUAL BAKED GOODS PRIZES!


I will be giving away a necklace with a quote from Frank Sinatra's "Stranger in the Night" - "Love was only a glance away, a warm embracing dance away" - along with a $25 Amazon gift card, and a free ebook copy of Earthquakes.

Entries for the grand prize will be tallied via Rafflecopter!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER


Or ENTER TO WIN by following along on the BLOG TOUR!

All kinds of people were gracious enough to have me on the tour, and along the way, I'll be giving away MORE prizes and talking about the recurring characters in New Amsterdam. And maybe some ballet. Or guns. Or whatever else tickles my fancy.

CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE TOUR STOPS


Grand prize will be drawn after the contest closes at midnight, Eastern Standard Time, on 3/18/2016.



Many thanks, much love, and good luck!

xxooKelly

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Ellis Parker is a lucky man: he escaped his persecuting family, survived his tour of duty, and met Maxwell Clark in the city of New Amsterdam. Clark showed Ellis more than the ropes: Clark helped Ellis figure out who he is – a gay submissive with a massive fixation on a beautiful, mysterious ballet dancer named Bryn Rothe. Ellis knows a Good Man when he sees one, and he wants nothing more than to score a first date with Bryn.

Little does Ellis know that Bryn has a violent past that is crawling out of shallow graves to haunt him. Even his hectic schedule and beloved stage aren’t enough to distract him. It’s impossible for Bryn to figure out how he feels about Ellis with his demons between them, but when Ellis saves Bryn not once but twice, Bryn is forced to admit that there’s something about Ellis that Bryn might not merely want but need.

Together, they journey to the scene of Bryn’s original crime – Charles Towne, South Carolina. There they will dig up secrets that might explain Bryn’s tortured life but might also be his – and Ellis’s – undoing.

Release Date: March 1st
GLBTQ Romance Suspense Mystery with a bit of Kink for Spice

Need More?

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Connect with Kelly!