As Alessia Brio puts it, “Coming Together is the result of many hours of collaboration between some very talented authors, poets, and illustrators who have (ahem) “come together” to produce a scintillating erotic cocktail.” I’ve known Alessia for about a decade and have contributed to several volumes, and I’ve edited one. Every cent of profit made from sales go to various charities – very worthy causes. I look forward to future calls.
Sugar Rush: This is a special release from Coming Together. All proceeds go to Moving On. I wrote this story originally for Ellora’s Cave for a special F/F romance line. I don’t have to rehash what happened with EC. Anyway, when I got the book back I wanted to do something with it to help people in the coming years. I offered it to Coming Together when I was unable to contribute a story to their Moving On anthology.
Coming Together has the eBook and audio rights, so if they do an audiobook I’ll post the link. As for print, I plan to bundle this and The Sweetest Dare into a book, since neither of these stories went to paperback.
On Wheels: On Wheels will be my second editing contribution to Coming Together. In mid-2015, Alessia Brio put out a call for ideas. I’ve wanted for a while to write about an MC club, and thought a prequel story would be great for an anthology of MC, racing, and wheels-related stories. Because of the theme, I decided to make the charity one that benefits refugees around the world.
Coming Together: On Wheels will benefit UNHCR. UNHCR assists refugees around the world in seeking asylum and rebuilding their lives.
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Girl on Girl: Coming Together: Girl on Girl is a collection of lesbian erotica and erotic romance edited by award-winning author Leigh Ellwood. All proceeds from the sales of this anthology, and any individual titles released in eBook or audiobook, will benefit the National Center for Lesbian Rights.
I edited this volume, and had a blast. I had a great response to this volume, and it was difficult choosing the stories. The work paid off, though. Girl on Girl was a Bookie Awards and Goldie Awards finalist.
Strange Shifters: A collection of shifter erotica edited by Lynn Townsend. Sales proceeds benefit the Bat World Sanctuary.
Werewolves get all the glory and attention. What about the shy were-deer or the aggressive were-badger? Where are their stories? Calling all skin-changers. There’s nothing sexier than a lover who isn’t afraid to let their inner animal out!
My contribution to this volume is “Gator Tail,” a follow up story to “Fox’s Holiday” in the FOR THE HOLIDAYS collection. It’s not a direct sequel but set in the same universe. I plan to expand the story later for a series called the Sunshine State Shifters.
Outside the Box: A pioneer-themed collection of erotic fiction edited by Nobilis Reed and benefiting The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation. Cholangiocarcinoma is the vicious, unrelenting cancer that took PG Holyfield from us. CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS: Lisabet Sarai, A.F. Grappin, Lukas Scott, Leigh Ellwood, Ian Jade, Nobilis Reed, CM Brooks, Nickie Jamison, Salome Wilde, Precea Warren, Jennifer Melzer.
My contribution to this volume is “Lyon’s Den,” a contemporary M/M about a Nevada brothel owner who decides to go co-ed. I hadn’t realized when I crafted the story that a brothel had actually hired a male prostitute once. Good to know, I learned a lot.
Pro Bono: In September 2014, the popular review blog Dear Author published a post detailing issues involving Ellora’s Cave, a renowned pioneer in the genre of erotic romance. The information provided (much of it a matter of public record) did not portray Ellora’s Cave in a favorable light. Ellora’s Cave reacted by filing a defamation suit against Dear Author and its owner. Soon thereafter, a crowdfunding campaign was created by Smart B*tches to collect donations for the legal defense of Dear Author. Coming Together: Pro Bono is collection of erotic fiction to benefit the Dear Author Legal Defense Fund.
Dear Author has stated that any contributions in excess of the amount needed for legal expenses will be donated to the Society of Professional Journalists Legal Defense Fund (spj.org/ldf.asp).
This book contains a revised version of my MM vampire short, “Jack.”
My story for this volume is “Fox’s Holiday,” an MM fox shifter short. It was written specifically for this collection, but I would like to build on the universe more and introduce more shifters.
Through the Storm: A collection of weather-themed erotic fiction edited by Nicole Gestalt. Proceeds benefit Mercy Corps, which is on site wherever aid is needed, particularly when a natural disaster occurs.
Storm relief charities have a special place in my heart. I’ve lived most of my life in the path of hurricanes, but I’ve been lucky in that I never suffered damage. My story, “And Lily Makes Three,” sounds like a menage but it’s actually about a BBW seducing a visiting Brit while Hurricane Lily joins the party.
As One: A multi-author anthology of erotic fiction and poetry with a menage theme, edited by Alessia Brio and with an introduction by the one and only Samantha Kane, mistress of menage. ALL proceeds from the sale of this volume will benefit ONE, the campaign to end global poverty.
My contribution is “Daring Hearts,” a four-way short in the Dareville universe. I also wrote the back cover copy for the print edition.