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Get Release for 50% Off!

From now through April 30th, you can get the ebook of Release for 50% off if you buy it directly from my Selz store. Use code A46YQO3H.

Release-500x750Davlova: a poverty-ridden city-state ruled by a tyrannical upper class. Resources are scarce and technology is illegal. But in the slums, revolution is brewing.

Misha is a common pickpocket until his boss gives him a new job. Disguised as a whore, Misha is sent to work for one of the most powerful men in the city. But his real task is far more dangerous: get close to Miguel Donato, and find something – anything – that will help topple Davlova’s corrupt government.

Misha is plunged into the decadent world of the upper class, where slaves are common and even the most perverse pleasure can be found. Although he’s sure Davlova’s elite is involved in something horrific, proof is hard to come by, and Misha begins to fall in love with the man he’s supposed to betray. Then Misha meets Ayo – a sex slave forced by the neural implant in his brain to take pleasure from pain – and everything changes. As the lower class pushes toward a bloody revolution, Misha will find himself caught between his surprising feelings for Donato, his obligations to his clan, and his determination to save Ayo.

Warning: This book contains graphic descriptions of violent sexual acts of questionable consent that may be disturbing to some readers. 

You can also still get Between Sinners and Saints for only $1.25 using discount code 6CKYDJAC. (Offer expires May 1, 2016.)

Tales of the Curious Cookbook Coming Soon! First Stories Available for Pre-Order!

Coming in April from Dreamspinner Press: Five fun and fanciful stories about a rather curious cookbook!

One ebook will be released each Wednesday in April, with the entire anthology available in print on April 29. These stories all work as stand-alones and don’t have to be read in any particular order, but I promise, you’re going to want to read them all. 🙂

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FRONT-Tales of the Curious Cookbook-400x600It’s called comfort food for a reason.

Not much is known about the cookbook, except that years ago, the mysterious Granny B collected a set of magical recipes and wrote them down. Over the years, each book has been modified, corrected, added to, and passed down through the generations to accumulate its own unique history. The secrets behind these very special recipes are about to find their way into new hands and new lives, just when they’re needed the most.

Food created out of love casts a spell all its own, but Granny B’s recipes add a little something extra. This curious cookbook holds not only delicious food, but also the secrets of love, trust, and healing, and it’s about to work its magic once again.

Read on for a description of each story, plus pre-order info for the first three ebooks!

Continue reading… →

Available Now: Roped In

RopedInGraham and his roping partner Jackson have ruled the rodeo scene for ten years running, but lately, Graham’s heart isn’t in the game. He’s tired of the bruises, the cowboy mentality, and the animal rights activists who picket every event. And then there’s Jackson.

Graham and Jackson have been friends since they were boys. But ever since their drunken sexual encounter the year before, things have been awkward. Graham’s accepted that he might be gay, but no matter how attracted he is to other men, he always panics and runs when the clothes start to come off.

Then Graham has a run-in with one of the rodeo protesters, and everything changes. Kaz is young, idealistic, and sexy as hell. And Kaz has an idea for getting Graham past his nerves and into bed.

All they need is a bit of rope.

 

**Roped In has been republished by Riptide Publishing. You can find the buy links here!

Introducing a New Pen Name: AM Sexton

After a great deal of debate, I’ve decided to publish Release under a slightly different pen name. I did not make this decision lightly. On the contrary, I’m sure I drove a few people absolutely nuts, hashing out the pros and cons again and again.

On one hand, starting over with a brand new pen name sounded daunting. And after all, Release does feature m/m themes. It’s not as if I’ll suddenly be publishing middle-grade graphic novels or upmarket women’s fiction under Marie’s name. And anybody who follows me on Twitter has already heard me talk incessantly about my dark, kinky, semi-cyberpunk. Everybody knows I’ve been working on this book for ages. So why not publish it as Marie?

I almost did. But I could already hear the angry cries of readers who bought Release expecting warm fuzzies and found cold, hard anger, instead. And that’s what really drove this decision. The truth is, Release is unlike anything I’ve ever written. The closest I’ve come is Oestend, or maybe Blind Space, but even those stories were gentle at heart. Even they had a seed of purity in their center. Release, though, is a different beast entirely. It’s dark and sexy, with corruption and a great deal of moral ambiguity at its core. It contains violent and graphic scenes that may be called dub-con. And although the overall arc of the series includes plenty of love, the first novel, Release, could never be called a romance.

In the end, after talking to close to a dozen of my friends about it, it was ZA Maxfield who finally convinced me. The best choice seems to be to somehow split the difference — publish the book under a new name, but one not too far removed from Marie. I decided on AM Sexton. I will continue to be absolutely open about the fact that AM Sexton and Marie Sexton are the same person, but I hope having a new name on the cover will underscore one very important point: THIS ISN’T CODA.

With all that being said, Release may not be a lighthearted romance, but it’s still me. I hope readers who decide to take a chance on this new series will find what they’ve come to expect from my work. I hope they’ll feel I’ve given them complex, emotional, well-developed characters, striving to make the best of a bad situation. I think my fans will see that I’ve poured my heart into this story. The name on the cover doesn’t change that. If you love genre mashups, darkly erotic AU, or extremely damaged heroes, I hope you’ll take a chance on Release.

Release will be published June of 2014. The sequel, Return, will be published in October of 2014.

It’s my Author Birthday! Plus, a Brand New Edition of Blind Space Coming Soon!

First of all, I’d like to point out that exactly four years ago today, my very first novel, Promises, was released by Dreamspinner Press. The four intervening years have flown by, and yet at the same time, it feels like it was ages ago that Matt and Jared first appeared in the world. I can’t believe how much has happened in that time. I’m so grateful that Dreamspinner decided to take a chance on me and my debut novel, and I’m grateful to each and every one of you who decided to give it a try.

In celebration of this, I’m giving away some paperbacks of Promises over on my Facebook page. Please leave a comment over there to enter.

In other news, I’ll be self-publishing a few things this year. I’ve been debating for months how much to say about this publicly. I’ll keep it short and sweet and simply say that the old edition of Blind Space is going away. Likewise, Cinder and One More Soldier. But Blind Space is up first. It will be disappearing from book stores very, very soon. In fact, it should have been gone as of yesterday. I’m sure it will take a while for that to happen everywhere, but once it does, I’ll be re-releasing Blind Space on my own. I already have this gorgeous cover.

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It has been re-edited. Other than that, there are no major changes, so if you bought the first edition, there is no need to re-buy. But, if you haven’t bought Blind Space yet and are suddenly now interested in reading it, I’d like to ask you very politely to please wait until you can buy this version, with this cover. It should be soon. I’ll post here the minute it’s available.

Again, thanks very much to all of my readers for their ongoing support.

Happy Holidays!

Holy cow, how is it mid-December already? I haven’t bought any gifts, I still need to put up my tree, and my house is a friggin’ disaster! In fact, I haven’t even finished unpacking from our Thanksgiving trip yet.

Yeah. I’m a hot mess. Send alcohol, please.

Anyway, I wanted to share just a bit of news, before I get lost under a pile of dirty laundry, scotch tape, and ribbon.

On December 12th, I’ll be visiting the Amber Pax blog.

From December 13-22, I’ll be taking part in the Out in Colorado Christmas Blog Hop. Out in Colorado is a group of Colorado-based authors of GLBT fiction. We’ll have prizes and fun stuff along the way, so please follow along.

On the 17th, I’ll be visiting… a certain author’s blog. I think it’s supposed to be a secret, but if you find me on that day, you could win prizes. 🙂

Last, but not least, I wanted to point out that I’ve updated the pages for my 2014 releases. (The ones I know about so far, at any rate.) They are: Normal Enough, Roped In, and Release. Check those pages out for more info. I’ll post cover art and release dates as soon as I have them.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

The BIG Announcement (Some Of) You Have Been Waiting For!

You may have heard rumors. You may have wondered at my vague tweets. I’ve been keeping it under wraps until it was done, but I suppose it’s time to tell the world my dark little secret:

I have finished the sequel to Strawberries for Dessert.

(Insert happy screaming and champagne here.)

You know that last line in Strawberries for Dessert? The one you all keep reminding me of? The truth is, I’ve known the greater story surrounding that line ever since I finished the novel, but for some reason I never felt compelled to write it down. Then, back in October, I rode home from GayRomLit with Carter Quinn, and he convinced me it needed to be done. It was fun revisiting my boys, but nonetheless, this is the last book I have planned for Coda. I have zero intentions of writing further books in the series, so if you love Jon and Cole, make sure you thank Carter Quinn. This book never would have existed if it weren’t for him.

This is a 40k word novella. It’s called Fear, Hope, and Bread Pudding. Unless something completely unexpected happens, it will be available approximately June of 2013. I’ll share more details as they become available.