Happy Sunday everyone! Exciting news! Reticent Desire Publications’s upcoming Sci-Fi/Omegaverse crossover anthology (which I’m part of :D), 𝗔𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗱 – 𝗔𝗻 𝗢𝗺𝗲𝗴𝗮𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗲 𝗔𝗻𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘆 is celebrating it’s cover reveal today as well as opening for pre-orders. It will be available in paperback as well, but be sure to get your copy, because it will only be here from April to July! —> https://amzn.to/38ycUMT
This book will be offered from April 29th to July 29th, and will be available to purchase in ebook and paperback forms, as well as being able to borrow it in Kindle unlimited.
Each story starts or involves a slave market, where the characters meet. Whether the main character is a slave or a buyer, you’ll have to read and see. We have a nice mix of published and newish authors, here too 😀
For my story, I tried something a little different. My story features two Alpha males (one bisexual, the other homosexual), and the Omega female that ends up completing their dirty little family. You guys, these Alphas…So hot! I love them. I hope you will too. 😀
We’re back again today to do another adult toy review! Why? Well, they arrived within a short time frame of each other, and I’m excited. That’s why!
It’s book research, damn it. For monster peen. Let me tell you, monster peen is something that this next company understands! Lets get right to it!
Strange Bedfellas is an awesome fantasy toy shop that I discovered on Etsy.
The company is composed entirely of merchandise and toys for monster lovers! See these stickers and pins? Yeah, they totally get it.
If you visit the website, you will find that each creature mold has a page of their own, that tells you about the inspiration for the piece, the size dimensions, and a section with artwork and a dating profile for that particular monster. It’s seriously adorable.
Each mold comes in a variety of sizes, and the silicone does come in a variety of firmness, but you’ll just have to be sure to check the listing!
Currently, the shop mainly drops pre-made stock. Don’t worry though, if you watch long enough, you’ll find the model you want in exactly the right color and size, because wow…They pump out a lot of beauties. It’s super hard to choose! But you better be ready on the trigger finger, because when the store restocks, it sells out of the majority of it’s stock super fast.
They do seem to be testing out a custom listing option, but you are currently only able to choose from a predetermined list of color styles. They are so busy pumping out new stock, I can’t blame them for not doing custom orders right now. Really, you won’t be disappointed if you just keep your eye on the shop!
Now, on to the deets of my two new boys!
Shipment took place within a few days of purchase. It arrived a few days later. Awesome! As for the packaging… It was very nice. Plain brown box addressed from an individual, items wrapped in tissue paper, copy of my invoice, several shop stickers including valentines special issue stickers, a small silicone squishy, and my two toys wrapped in individual plastic bags. Overall, 9/10. Everything was secure and nicely packaged.
Nice, right? Ok. Now, on to the good part!
The two toys I chose were models I’d been admiring for quite some time. They are called Tyv, and Fornax. Here are the photos from their dating profiles XD
So. We’ve got an idea of the inspiration, now. Are we ready to see the monster peen? Yeah, I know. Shaddup and show us the peen.
Ok, now first, let me just say… It is impossible to catch all the glitter and shimmer in this bad boy! I tried outside, I tried inside, different types of lights…Aside from buying a photo booth box, I don’t think I’d catch it. But let me assure you, this boy is gorgeous! The photos don’t do him justice. Not only is he just absolutely covered in interesting textures, his colors are beautiful! I got him in a small (I was a little gun-shy after my bad-dragon sizing choice) and he’s so petite and cute! Definitely a size most people could use, though a little on the small side of small. I definitely think I need him in a medium :sage nod: Now, I’m pretty sure there is a warning about it, but he doesn’t stand well on his own. He WILL, but the base of the toy is so narrow that the soft silicone keeps him from being very sturdy. In other words, store this boy where he can’t fall and hurt himself!
Seriously…These guys shimmer like no other! I chose Fornax in a medium, and he’s perfect for that size! Definitely a more manageable medium than bad-dragon’s crackers’. XD. But guys…Look at him! Shimmer, sexy, totally alien! Again, loaded with textures and beautiful color work! This guy also has something similar to a knot, and as a bonus, he even has another little one on the under side of his shaft! I love it! He’s a handsome, handsome boy. Fornax is marked on site as not being able to stand on his own. Mine however, has been doing so just fine. But, just as with little Tyv, the smaller stem at the bottom of the toy makes this guy a little unstable, so don’t leave him standing where he can fall and be damaged.
AMMENDED – 10/10. I’m super, super hard on toys…Or I would be, if I were going to be using them as toys and not just pretty sculptures for study reference :coughcough:. Soft silicone probably isn’t ideal for me. I could see rough play tearing the stem of these two toys, since they have a more delicate connection to the base, BUT THAT is just because I’ve been known to accidentally puncture or tear with fingernails when I don’t mean to. IF however, I wasn’t an awful toy owner and I wasn’t so rough on things, they’d be fine! The quality is great, smooth and seamless. The colors and sculpts are gorgeous. I totally want an entire collection of nothing but these two models in different colors and sizes XD
The owner was super helpful and answered messages promptly. I have no doubt the customer service is just as great in every aspect of the business.
They were more cost effective than bad-dragon, and while the sculpt range is a little smaller, the imagination isn’t! I am very happy with my purchase.
if you’d like to check out this company (which I STRONGLY recommend that you do), you can find them at any of the following links —>
So, today, we’re trying yet another new thing. I’m going to review an adult fantasy toy I recently acquired. Why, you ask? Well, because there was interest.
My foray into the adult fantasy toy world started as research for paranormal creature cock. Yep, you read that right. I write Sci-Fi, Paranormal, and fantasy…There are some monsters, and aliens, and I needed inspiration. So! That’s where this whole things started.
However, I’ve now developed a liking for the pretty colors and unique textures that fantasy toys seem to have. I’ll admit it, I have a habit of collecting things. Pretty much anything that strikes my fancy. Right now, it’s fantasy peen. XD
So, here’s the official warning.
******WARNING – ADULT CONTENT – DO NOT PROCEED IF NOT OVER 18 OR IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO SEE PHOTOS OF ADULT SEX TOYS******
Ok, so lets get started!
Today, I bring you a frighteningly handsome model from Bad-Dragon
If you haven’t heard of them before, bad dragon is an adult fantasy toy site that specializes in all sorts of fantastic creatures and monsters. No normal dildos here, guys.
They have a wide range of products including dildos, wearables, vibrators, squirting toys, masturbators, and lots of cute accessories and merchandise.
Now, I’ll be honest, I’ve been looking at this site for years. I don’t even remember what first led me to their door, but the cost always held me at bay.
HOWEVER. I finally took the plunge this year (because I’m doing research for a book :coughcough:) and purchased my first toy from bad-dragon.
The model I chose is one named Crackers.
Crackers is described as being a cockatrice. A cockatrice is a mythological animal that looks like a cross between a reptile or dinosaur and a bird. Sometimes it looks like a rooster, sometimes more majestic, depending on the artist. Now, I know there was a lot of legacy art when this company first came out, but I’m having trouble finding any artwork for Crackers. However, in my head, I picture him looking something like this ->
However, I did find this piece online. I’m not sure if it’s a fanart piece, or an official image. The peen definitely looks right, but I can’t find much info about it otherwise.
Here’s his official blurb from the bad-dragon website:
The showstopper of the bunch, Crackers is hardly shy about his appearance. With an intricately designed tip to a stunningly detailed shaft and base, this is one pecker that you’ll always want to display proudly. Its pointed, detailed tip tickles as you insert it or use it externally to tease your most sensitive areas. Once deep inside, you’ll notice its textured shaft provides ample sensation and its girth creates a nice, full feeling. Bulging out and tapering back in allows you to leave the toy inside for some hands-free fun. Its sturdy, substantial base is coated in texture of its own for additional external stimulation and maneuverability. Crackers is well suited for anal and vaginal use as well as clitoral stimulation and depth-play. With its strong base, adding a suction cup makes for a fun, rideable addition to your new toy.
Crackers is available in five sizes (there is also a mini, but it isn’t shown here), as seen below
I decided on a Medium, because apparently I have the same problem with sex toys that I do with food….My eyes are bigger than my stomach. Or in this case, well… You get the picture. When you see his photos below, you’re going to wonder (just like I did) how anyone other than an elephant can use that extra large….
Crackers comes in a wide variety of color options. The company offers monthly ‘special’ color combos, and each mold has a signature color as well. Many combinations of solid, gradient, and marble colors can be chosen as well. They all cost extra though, so pay close attention to the pricing structure when your playing with color mockups (the site allows you to see an example of what your choices might look like with a 3D render)
He also comes with a variety of firmness options. Depending upon the size of the toy, this definitely comes in handy, I’m sure. Get a big ol’ boy and it won’t be able to hold itself up as well in soft firmness as it might be able to in medium or firm
Without further adieu, lets get to the pictures, shall we?
Now, I didn’t think to take pictures as I opened it. I was too damned excited. So! I’ll just have to describe it. First, it was packaged in a simple brown box, with no company logos anywhere on the outside of the package. It was addressed from an individual. Very discreet. When I opened the package I found it wrapped in brown packing paper, making the fit snug so he didn’t bounce around in the box during his trip. The toy itself was sealed in a nice cellophane type bag with the logo emblazoned on one side and a clear window on the other. He came with a little care sheet card, which features all of the company info on the other side that you would need to find them on social media. All in all, I’d give packaging 9/10.
When they said Crackers was a show-stopper, they weren’t kidding. This guy is beautiful.
Rating – 10/10
That probably seems generous, but I absolutely cannot find a single thing to complain about with this guy. I chose a medium texture, which gives him a weighty, realistic feel. He’s got a little give, but he stands firm just like a real cock would. He stands up well on his own, even when not suctioned down. As an artist, the color work on this guy just astounds me. The gradient fade is so beautiful, and all the tiny little areas of texture are accented with subtle color to highlight them as well.
His sculpt is lovely and creative, and I have no trouble believing this cock belongs to some kind of magical creature I haven’t seen before.
He was a bit costly, which I was initially concerned about. However, after handling him, I can see that he is of a much higher quality and craftsmanship than anything you can purchase in a store. He seems sturdy and durable, and all though I’m doubtful that I can use him based on my miscalculation with the size choice, he is just stunning, and I’m not sorry I purchased him.
It took about three and a half months to receive him. They do warn about wait times on their site. I also collect ball jointed fantasy dolls so I’m accustomed to the wait (they sometimes take as many as six or seven months), so it didn’t bother me. It’s just something to be mindful of if you are looking to get it by a certain date.
They do offer a clearance section of pre-made toys that are ready to ship, so that may be a good option if you can’t stand to wait.
Overall, I think he is the most stunning cock I’ve ever seen. A real work of art.
And omg, do you see what I mean about the size? WHO USES THAT XTRA LARGE YOU GUYS? WHO? I’m so jelly. Well, I’m jelly they have a beautiful crackers of that size….Not that they can use him functionally. XD
He’ll definitely provide some fantasy worthy inspiration for character peen in the future…I can tell you that right now.
If you haven’t already, you need to head on over to the bad-dragon site and check out the amazingly creative selection of toys they have! You won’t be disappointed.
For those who are hoping to make their publications successful, author take-overs are a very useful way to widen your audience and interact with potential readers.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the concept, let me explain.
Author take-overs are events where an author signs up to ‘take-over’ or become a guest in the Facebook group of another person or community. Generally, you would choose groups in a genre appropriately matched to your book.
During this time period (which may range from fifteen minutes to an entire day, depending upon the rules of the group), you would tell everyone about yourself, introduce your books and writing, play games, and interact.
Now, you may be asking yourself, ‘Merel, how do I know I’m doing this right?’
There really isn’t a wrong or right way to do it. But for the sake of argument, I’ll give you some examples. 😀
Hi! My name is Merel Pierce, and I’m super excited be to hanging out with you today. Thank you to (whoever the host or party organizer is) for having me!
I love to write Mafia, Omegaverse, Paranormal, and other dark romance. I write complex tales woven with humor, horror, trials and tribulations a plenty. My hero’s are anything but one dimensional, and my heroine’s always prevail over that which tries to destroy them. Even in the darkest of scenes you will find love, even if it isn’t in the form you expected. I hope you’ll enjoy it.
If you’d like to keep up with the naughty things I’m doing, you can find me here –>
Facebook: (provide your social media links)
Not so bad right? Just tell a little about yourself and where to find you.
Next, you might choose to play a few games. You want to interact, and games are a good way to do it. There don’t have to be prizes, but if you can offer a free copy of your book or a small gift of some kind, it’s a nice bonus. You can find inspiration for author games everywhere online, pinterest included. Here are a few examples of the games I use 😀
You’ll also want to share your books and stories. So, if you have a new release, post about it! Post the blurb, post a scene snippet, be damn sure to post the link to your story! You can do it a few ways. You can write the text in the post, and attach your link and cover or promo image, or you can make a promo with the text in it, like so-
You can also share meme’s or photos, and encourage people to participate by doing the same. Whether its ‘your favorite naughty meme’ or something else, anything that encourages participation and comments is good.
How many posts you need will depend upon how long of a time slot you have. Once you know how long your slot will be, you can plan out your posts and usually (you may have to ask for this) you will be given moderator rights before your event so that you can schedule the posts in advance. This allows you not to be tied up posting them as the even is happening. That means more time for interactions 😀
At the end of your time slot, thank everyone for coming to the party, thank your host, and again post all your links as a reminder of where they can find you!
Be sure to adhere to the rules of the group that has been kind enough to host you, as well as Facebook’s community standards (you don’t want to get your host in trouble), and make certain you know what time zone the party will be held in so that you can adjust accordingly (if you aren’t in the same time slot you may need to double check with the coordinator to help you determine the time difference for your posts)
And really! It’s all that simple! To recap…
Post an introduction, thank your host for having you, tell them about yourself and post your social media links
Share snippets or descriptions of your books, be sure to attach the links where they can find your work!
Play games, post things people can interact with!
Thank your host, again link everyone to where they can find and follow you.
Most importantly, have fun!
Believe me, after the nervous anxiety of your first take-over, you’ll see that there was nothing to be scared of! It’s really very easy 😀 Do them often, if you can. They’re always good for spreading the word about your work!
Over the past year, you have all made our tiny company of authors (Reticent Desire Publications) feel so welcome, so blessed.
2019 was a fabulous start for us, with two authors signing on, two successful novel releases, a novella publication, and three books in our author inspirations series up and running. The support and encouragement we have received is something amazing, truly. We are grateful for you all, every day.
In 2020, we want to bring you even more characters and stories to love! We also have several authors that have expressed an interest in joining our family. Because we are still very small, we must currently plan our releases more than four or five months in advance due to budgeting restrictions. We are excited to bring you those books, but know that we could give so much more! Currently, we have a back log of manuscripts already waiting to be processed.
We have decided to open a kickstarter campaign,, in hopes that we may be given the opportunity to present you with more offerings this year than are currently scheduled. Your support would allow us to shorten release times between publications by 1/3-1/2 the present scheduling, extend our marketing, take on new authors, hire an assistant to help spread the word and take care of the daily tasks so we can focus on creating those magical stories to share with you all, and much, much more. There are lots of special gifts for our backers, and all of our gift packages include a membership to an exclusive group who will receive updates and teasers before everyone else.
If you have enjoyed the work of Ana B. Starr , myself, and Isoellen Writes, please consider taking a peek at our project. We are working hard every day to bring more magical dark romance into your lives. Even if you can’t donate, every share helps. We have until the end of March to reach our goal. Thank you so much for being part of our family. We look forward to spending the year with you all! ❤
If you have any questions, please feel free to pm me.
Click the photo below to be taken to our campaign —>
Ok people, we’re back for another author spotlight. This week, we’re going to focus on L.V. Lane 😀
Here’s a little bit about L.V. Lane
I love a happy ever after, although sometimes the journey to get there can be rough on my poor characters. An unashamed fan of the alpha, the antihero, and the throwback in all his guises and wherever he may lurk.
L.V. is a prolific dark romance writer, who has a fabulously unique twist on the Omegaverse genre. She’s recently started to branch out with a science fiction thriller and a romance that I think is going to have us laughing and fanning ourselves all at once.
Lets start with her new releases, because why not?
I can tell when someone is lying. And I know when they speak the truth. I predict about the future, about our civilization, And I know we are going to lose the war. I’m not afraid to use predictive skills to break the rules–to break people–if it’s necessary for the greater good. My relationship with my brother may be strained, but he’s in trouble. And I’m going to get him out…whatever it takes.
Today is the first day of my first job. I’m nervous, excited, and much too early. Which is when I meet him for the very first time. He’s a businessman with a ruthless reputation. A billionaire and a playboy. His company sponsored my scholarship. And I’ve dreamed about him in the kind of detail you can’t even tell your best friend about. That was before I thought we might meet. There is something very cliche about accidentally throwing your drink over a god in human flesh. The throwing part is where the cliche ends for me. He doesn’t look endeared by the incident, nor amused. He looks mad as freaking hell. My brain freezes, mental capability flees, and I look away from his penetrating gaze, but that brings my focus to his chest, where coffee drips down onto his doubtless expensive shoes. I want to die. I have never wanted to die before, but if a magic wish were granted me now, I would happily cease to exist. I’ve just thrown a full and very hot cup of coffee all over my very hot new boss.
Before the Copper virus came along, we were ordinary people. Developed in a lab, the virus was hailed as the next stage of evolution. Little did we know how it would change us, physically and physiologically. It divided us. There were still ordinary people among us, those for whom the virus did not latch. And then there were the dynamics—Alpha through to Mu. And Omega, the lowliest dynamic. We are obligated to use our special gifts for the betterment of our kind, often forced into combat or government operations. They assign us Alpha controllers, to keep us in line. How they accomplish that, is too carnal and intimate to discuss in mixed company. (This is the complete collection of books 1-6, which you can find listed individually below)
So, if you like sci-fi, omegaverse, and tons of steamy romance, then these books are probably for you, and you should like…You know. Stalk L.V. Lane, since she’s always putting out something new and exciting 😀
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I’m going to be doing an author spotlight once a week, where I highlight an author and their work, and tell you where you can find them.
Today, we are focusing on Leann Ryans
About Leann Ryans
Leann Ryans is a stay-at-home wife and mother of three. She grew up on Sci-fi and Fantasy books with some of her favorite authors being Anne McCaffery and Mercedes Lackey.
In 2013 she discovered paranormal romance and delved into a whole new world. After reading Omegaverse stories from Addison Cain and Nora Ash, she had the idea for The Omega Prize and decided to take a shot at writing a book of her own.
The beginning was rough, it took two months to write the first five chapters, but as her 2019 New Year’s resolution she said she was going to finish the story and committed to writing every day. It didn’t take long for the book to begin telling itself and from there she just kept going.
2020’s goal is to improve her craft and keep putting out more books. Older ones will be getting updates between new releases, and there will be a few surprises this year.
Currently all of her books are Omegaverse, but they span other genres like Sci-Fi, Historical Barbarians, and Dystopian.
You can find her link tree with all her social media contact points here –>
So, lets get started!
As an indie author, Leann is putting a lot of us to shame. Her first year in publication ended with like…Eleven books up on amazon? That’s insane! Mind you, they are novellas and anthologies, but that’s some damn impressive catalog! She is a super motivated author, who has tons of naughty stories she wants to tell!
She started in Omegaverse, and while her publications are mainly in this genre, I have a feeling she’s going to be expanding in the future and bringing her particular brand of romance into other genre’s. 😀
‘The Legion Omegas‘
A Sci-Fi Omegaverse full of feisty Omegas and growly Alphas
The Hired Series
A modernish Omegaverse world where the Alphas have been deemed dangerous and are no longer in chage… Except, of course, in the bedroom.
The Alpha Barbarians Series
A historical barbarian Omegaverse world perfectly suited for dominating Alphas
Alphas’ Captive Duet
A super dark and steamy duet about a captive Omega
Stand Alone Novels
A stand alone enemies to lovers modern Omegaverse romance. Hot and steamy!
So, in short, if you are looking for a short, steamy Omegaverse read, Leann Ryans is your girl! Her worlds are sexy and unique, but don’t exist under the same umbrella of darkness and depravity as most Omegaverse worlds, which makes for a lighter reading experience. If you are looking for something new, be sure to check her out!
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Good morning everyone! Today, I want to talk to you about something that is very important.
Image and Font Licensing
Whether you are creating promo images or covers for your books, most of those fonts, images and effects that you gather online to use are subject to licensing agreements. If you do not properly follow those licensing stipulations, there could be legal repercussions.
Let me start by saying this first. If you take anything away from this blog, let it be this – Nothing is free, and if you assume it is, you might be putting yourself at risk.
I’m not trying to scare you. Most of us have shared images we found online that we liked with others on social media. Should you always credit the photographer/artist/model when you can, or say where you found it? Yes. Do we? No, not always. But there is a big difference between sharing an image you like, and using an image you like for the purposes of promotion or sale.
If you want to cover your butt, always source your images and fonts from reputable stock sites. There are plenty of them out there.
Will it cost you money? Sometimes, yes.
Remember, you are using the creative product of another person. Would you expect an artist to paint you something for free? Or a photographer to do a full set of photographs to your specifications without charging? No. No you wouldn’t.
The people who create these images, fonts, and photoshop effects are trying to support themselves with their work. By uploading through stock sites, they receive a commission each time their product is downloaded and used by members. Generally, that commission is pretty small, so every penny counts.
So how does this work?
Most stock sites offer subscriptions to their clients. This means you can download a certain number of products per month, for a monthly or annual rate. Most also feature a buy as you need it option, where you can purchase individual items without having a subscription.
It is important to note, that just because you have a subscription to that particular service and can download an image or font style, it does not mean you have the right to use it any way you choose.
Most sites offer a standard license, and an extended license option. These vary from site to site, and sometimes even from image to image on any one site. It is very important to compare the two licenses and decide which is right for you. Most items default to a standard license, and give the option of choosing an extended option on the items page.
Below is a small portion of a comparison between standard and extended licenses for Depositphotos. It’s an extensive and detailed list, telling you exactly what you can and can’t do with that image, or how many times it can be used/viewed under that license.
Being careful to consider these options and choose the best suited one for you is important. You need to protect yourself, and your work, and having a lawsuit filed or being forced to pull a book down from publications because you didn’t have permission to use the artwork on the cover can be devastating.
It’s very, very worth the investment.
Even if an image says copyright free, free to use, it’s still your job to trace that image and make certain that it truly is available for you to use in the manner you wish. There are a lot of shady characters on the internet who steal images and repost them without permission of the original artist.
Keep track of where you get each image/font/etc (I keep mine in separate folders, for each site I’ve gotten them from). The sites themselves will keep track of your licensing agreements, but it’s not a bad idea to keep a folder of them yourself on your computer. Keep any discussions/contact info you have with ‘artists’ or ‘site admins’ that you may contact when inquiring about the usage rights of products on small or individual sites. If you are hiring someone to make a cover for you, request information about where they obtain their images and what licensing is attached to the image. Most of all? If you aren’t sure? Don’t use that item.
Remember, the people who create those images, fonts, and effects are just like you and me… They are trying to build their dream. Don’t try to cut corners or save money at their expense. ❤
Below, you will find a list of reputable stock sites you can use 😀 There are many more, but just be sure to do your research!
Ready for your present? It’s an Omegaverse/Mafia short, with some of your votes from the poll back in October used as inspiration, and an appearance by Nikolai, December, and baby Aleksei 😀 Thank you for your support and love! I am so very grateful for you all! ❤ A free story, all for you!
Exciting news! The Sacred Omegas is now available for free with kindle unlimited! If you haven’t picked up a copy before, now it’s easier than ever! You can find all the Mafia/Omegaverse deliciousness here –>