Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Writing Software: What Is Best For You? Finding the perfect software to making your writing life easier this year is important. Most of us writers use Microsoft Office not knowing the plethora of software out there available. So below are different types of writing software for both platforms (Mac/PC) that can be used to enrich, inspire, and get you to write more this year. Check out the websites as well as many of the companies have free trials of their product. Have one that's not listed? Share it with us!
Price range: $150+
Microsoft Office has been around forever it seems. A lot of writers find the simplicity of the program to write their stories while offering ways to edit and track changes. Office has improved in many ways over the years and continues to have added features. I like office because I can create a newsletter and do all my writing for school and for personal use. Most writers feel this is all they need to keep them organized and writing. This may be true, but I love to see other options.
iWork is the equivalent of the Microsoft Office.
This is made by Apple for Apple computers.
Price range: $79 (Single User)- 99 (Family Pack) Website: www.Apple.com
I like using iWork being a Mac user myself. There are many features that you won't find in MS Office. iWork has a layout mode for page lay out and word processing all in one. iWork is not for customers who do a lot of spreadsheets and macros in Excel.
Creating the perfect brochure, flyer, report, or resume is faster and easier than ever. Choose from 40 new Apple-designed templates (over 180 total). Focus on your writing with new full-screen view. Organize your ideas with dynamic outlines. Customize your documents using mail merge with Numbers. Insert equations with MathType 6 (sold separately). Create bibliographies with EndNote X2 (sold separately). Open, save, and email Microsoft Word files from within Pages. Learn more about Pages ’09 Numbers ’09 Create spreadsheets, organize data, and write formulas with simple yet powerful tools. Easily create formulas, using visual placeholders with plain language text. Perform calculations using over 250 functions. Organize your data instantly using Table Categories. Check your calculations at a glance with Formula List view. Create two-axis charts and combine line, column, and area series in a single mixed chart. Choose from twelve new Apple-designed templates (30 total). Open, save, and email Microsoft Excel files from within Numbers. Learn more about Numbers ’09 Keynote ’09 Now creating a show-stopping presentation is surprisingly simple. Easily create sophisticated animations with Magic Move. Add dramatic object and text transitions using new visual effects. Visualize your data with new styles and animations for 3D charts. Dramatically reduce file size without compromising quality. Create dynamic flowcharts and diagrams using connection lines. Choose from eight new Apple-designed themes (44 total). Open, save, and email Microsoft Power point files from within Keynote.
Platform: Mac OS X
Writing a book, short story or research paper is about more than hammering away at the keys until it's done. Research, scrawling fragmentary ideas that don't seem to fit anywhere yet, collecting faded photos from old newspapers, shuffling index cards to find that elusive structure - most writing software is only fired up after much of the hard work is already done. Enter Scrivener: writing software that stays with you from that first, unformed idea all the way through to the first - or even final - draft. Outline and structure your ideas. Take notes. Storyboard your masterpiece using a powerful virtual corkboard. View research while you write. Track themes using keywords. Dynamically combine multiple scenes into a single text just to see how they fit. Scrivener has already been enthusiastically adopted by best-selling novelists, academics, lawyers, script writers and journalists - whatever you write, grow your ideas in style.
Platform: Mac OSX
• Track, tag and filter characters, scenes, locations, and research with StoryMill's unique dynamic outline.
• Visually and interactively display your story across time with StoryMill's timeline view.
• Annotate any text in your project.
• Revise your work with innovative tools like a word frequency tracker and cliche finder.
• Set and achieve your daily writing goals with the progress meter.
• A built-in support for tracking submissions to editors and agents.
• Manage the creative writing process with Smart Views.
• Write, distraction-free, in Full Screen Mode.
• View your novel in multiple views.
• Back up any and all activity in StoryMill
• Native Cocoa, Universal, and Leopard compatible.
StoryMill supports the following languages: English, French, German, Italian
Price: $54.99 (download) or Cd $59.99
Take a look at what you can do with NewNovelist:
Start with character development, or work on a plot turn
Describe an event first
Work backward by writing the ending FIRST!
Write Your Novel YOUR WAY!
Write it Now
Platform: PC & Mac OSX
Keep your writing and background material together.Get rid of any scraps of paper and keep your story text and background material (Characters, Locations, Events and Notes) in one place.
Keep Track of Who Does What and WhenUse the Event Chart and Event Summary. Keep an eye on Relationships as well.
Re-Organize Your Story as You LikeMove Chapters, Characters and Events around. Add and delete sections as often as you like.
Don't Worry About FormattingWhile you're writing, WriteItNow lets you concentrate on what you're writing. When you've finished writing it takes just a few key-presses to create a neatly formatted manuscript.
Keep a Record of SubmissionsUse the Submissions Tab to remember exactly who you've sent each story to, when they replied and (hopefully) when you were paid.
Keep in ControlThe main writing tools are described here but WriteItNow has lots of other features which help.
E.g. when you change the story date each character's age is automatically updated.
When you start WriteItNow it remembers the last story you were working on and loads it.
WriteItNow runs on PCs and Mac. You can buy one unlock code and use it on your PC and your Mac. The CD includes both PC and Mac versions.
Platform: PC & Mac OSX
With the Visual Thesaurus, you can:
- Find the right word. The Visual Thesaurus has over 145,000 English words and 115,000 meanings. Find the word you need and discover related meanings.
- Develop a better vocabulary. See how words are used in different parts of speech.
- Use words precisely. The intuitive interface helps you find words through their semantic relationship with other words and meanings.
- Master word usage. Roll over a meaning to see its definition and example sentences that express that meaning.
- Improve your grammar. Meanings are color-coded to indicate parts of speech.
- Explore 39,000 proper nouns. Historical figures, phrases and trademarks are included. Look up Mozart, Manda or simply, "M."
- Check your spelling. The Visual Thesaurus suggests a word if you spell it wrong.
- Hear words pronounced correctly. The Visual Thesaurus offers both American and British pronunciations (Internet connection necessary)
- Personalize your experience. Use the Settings Panel to control font size, filter content, display up to 17 semantic relationships and more.
- Browse language in 2D or 3D. Rotate word maps in three dimensions to reveal complex relationships.
- Connect to the Internet. Right-click on any word to launch an Internet search for images or information.
Monday, July 27, 2009
In honor of our amazing readers, we are doing a giveaway.
I have tons of romance, fiction books and ebooks to giveaway!
Your mission should you choose it : Is to comment your heart out on our most
recent blog postings. I will announce the winner the next day, so be sure to check back to see if you won! Winners will be chosen on a random basis.
Writers: If you would like to donate books, feel free to email : firstname.lastname@example.org
I have to listen to something when I write, but if I let the television buzz in the background, it’s sometimes too distracting. My children saved me from the hell of silence by buying me an iPod and teaching me how to use iTunes. Now, whenever I write, I always have the noise I need.
What kinds of songs do I listen to that help inspire my stories? Depends on what I’m working on at the time. If I’m trying to grind out a scene, I’ll try to find songs that match the mood. For example, one of my biggest projects right now is a four-book urban fantasy series. Lots of action scenes, so I find I enjoy listening to very loud, upbeat songs. Think 80’s hair bands. Yeah, I know. My age is showing. But what’s better than a good power ballad for some butt kicking scenes?
For the authors out there: Have you ever set a soundtrack for one of your books? You know, a song that portrays the story in your book? It’s a challenge to find just the right song for a story. I’d be interested in hearing some of your choices. And I’ll share a couple of mine…
The book that is always going to be closest to my heart is Murphy’s Law because I was able to write about horseracing, something I enjoy tremendously. My husband and I own a small stable of Standardbred racehorses, and this book allowed me to share that with readers. For Murphy’s Law, I would choose the song “Shameless.” If you’ve never heard it, look up either the Billy Joel or Garth Brooks’s versions. They’re both phenomenal. The lyrics tell the story of a man who finally finds the one thing he can’t walk away from, the one person he would get down on his knees for. Oh, yes. This is definitely Seth Remington’s song. I get goosebumps every single time I hear it.
All the Right Reasons takes my readers back to the racetrack, but the soul of that book is the bond between Joy and Lucas. Lucas is a soldier back from Iraq, changed and bitter, feeling guilty over losing a friend. Joy becomes the presence in his life that welcomes him back, not only to his home but to his own heart. The song I would choose for All the Right Reasons is Don Henley’s “Taking You Home.”
This is a fun game once you get started.
Now it’s your turn to share your music! Name the song that “is” your favorite book, whether you wrote the story or just enjoyed reading it.
My thanks to Pen and Muse for hosting my entry today!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Tuesday night - my hubby drove me to the hotel and helped me haul my bags up to my room. (He got lost–and I don’t blame him as I still have no idea where anything was in the hotel, it was ginormous!–when he left and was flirted with by several women! Made his day!) I met my two wonderfully awesome roommates, Andrea and Corrina who are friends of mine from Celtic Hearts, but who I’d never met before. We stayed up until almost midnight talking. It reminded me of college all over again. So much fun!
Wednesday - the next morning I grudingly got up at around 7am so I could get ready, check in with the conference registration desk and go to my day long Leadership Seminar (since I’m president of Celtic Hearts Romance Writers.) I have to admit that at first I wasn’t so excited about spending my the day with my butt in a chair and listening BUT it actually was fun and informative and I’m very glad I went. I was also extremely pleased during the Leadership Luncheon to be awarded 2nd Place in the National Newsletter contest for the newsletter I used to edit for Hearts Through History. (had to retire with baby #3 coming along.) After lunch I was thrilled to find out my business cards made by fellow fabulous mama, Jeannie Ruesch, had arrived! After the seminar and met up with Jeannie and we chatted, visited the Goody Room which was stocked with TONS of cool promo items. Then it was time for the Literacy Signing. Jeannie looked fabulous at her table signing copies of Something About Her. I bought several books, some of which I already owned, (more than I planned), then headed back to my room to get ready for the get together I was hosting for my RWA Chapter, CHRW. It was so awesome to meet up with people I talk to daily, and finally chat face to face! The food was delish and the company marvelous! My clan, as I like to call it, ROCKS! I didn’t retire to bed until after midnight…
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
As some of you already know, my 8 year old daughter Brooke suffers from a life long chronic illness known as juvenile diabetes. Currently, there is no cure and she must receive daily (4 to 6 per day) and daily finger sticks (5 to 8 per day) to control her blood sugar. Type 1 diabetes is different from the much more publicized Type 2 diabetes in that Type 1 is not treatable by diet control and/or oral medication. It is a chronic, life threatening illness that requires daily use of insulin as a means of life support.
My daughter was diagnosed at age 2 and is a six year veteran of the disease. She is the toughest, bravest soul that I've ever known. She doesn't let this monster keep her down.
Just over a year ago, we were able to get her on an . This is a replacement for the daily injections in that she actually wears a portable device on her body 24 hours a day and it administers insulin into her body via a catheter. It is not a simple as it sounds and there are many challenges with having an 8 year old wear around a medical device all the time but it has improved her quality of life tremendously.
Recently, we received the unfortunate news that the company who manufactures her pump has discontinued the pump and will no longer provide supplies or service for the pump. Therefore, if we want to keep her on this treatment protocol, we must purchase a new pump.
Due to the time period involved, and other circumstances. ..this will NOT be covered by her medical insurance. This has come as a huge blow to our family in that these new pumps cost in the neighborhood of $6000! So far, we've managed to raise 1/3 of that amount with help from family and our church.
We still need to raise around $4000 for a new pump. So, what I'm offering is a huge author promotional package (valued at over $500) in exchange for the purchase of raffle tickets.
Here is what the winner will receive:
- Custom Designed Book Trailer for your Book
- Critique of a Full
- 1 Free Online Class of your Choice (up to $20)
- Custom Designed Newsletter
- New Novelist Software (CD-Rom valued $60)
- 3 months of E-Mail Promotion for your Book
- Author Spotlight & Interview on my Blog
- 250 Personalized Business Cards (as designed by me)
All you need to do to enter the drawing is to purchase at least one raffle ticket. The tickets are $2.00 each and if you buy 2 you get 1 free! Any little bit that you can do would be greatly appreciated.
I will confirm with you after you send the payment. Or, if you'd prefer to mail in a payment you can send the payment to me at the following address: P.O. Box 680871
The raffle will run from now until the and the winner will be drawn via random draw by my daughter Brooke and announced on my website and blog. Thank you in advance for your kind generosity and thoughtfulness.
Please know that asking for help is very difficult for me, but I as a mother I have do everything possible to help my daughter have the best quality of life.
From my heart,
"Passionate Romance that Thrills & Chills"
Miss Taken now available from Whispers Publishing
Soul Searcher coming September 2009!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Seriously, if I can do it, ANYONE can. If you have Microsoft Windows, just download Photo Story 3. I chose this software instead of Movie Maker because I figured I'd be working with still shots, not streaming video, and I wanted the easiest program, yet one that would provide enough options to make it interesting. You may, as I did, need to download an updated media player, but both Photo Story 3 and the media player are FREE downloads. I found FREE photos from Big Stock Photo. Now, I know I could have paid for photos that might have been more targeted, but part of this exercise was to do it all for FREE. Photo Story 3 walks you through the easy steps, ending with adding the audio track, which is synchronized with the length of your video. Then, all you have to do is download it to YouTube (you'll need to create an account first, but that takes about 1 minute). YouTube gives you the option of changing the audio track (also for FREE), but if you do that (which I did for this one), you have to match a track that is the same length as your video. (It doesn't automatically synchronize like Photo Story 3.) And VOILA! Any questions, students?
I thought I'd share some of my new word-children with you all :)
Here's a link to a new contemporary romance about two best friends who, after growing up together and then being apart, discover they might have more than their childhood in common....
I may begin posting this on Livejournal as a serial, so watch this space!
Feel free to friend me on LJ as well!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
I wanted to say Welcome to Damnation Books! This new book publisher that loves dark fiction. I will be sure to be on the lookout for this one! Thanks to Kim for the information!
Damnation Books announces initial Release Titles
Santa Rosa, CA, July 09, 2009: Damnation Books announces their initial release titles.
On September 1, 2009, Damnation Books opens for business with the following authors and titles:
· Amy Grech - Blanket of White - Horror Novel length Short Story Collection
· Christian Saunders - Apartment 14F: an Oriental Ghost Story - Paranormal/Horror Novella
· Collette Thomas - Deadly Games Book 1 in Todd Hollow Series - Thriller/Erotica novel
· Cory Cramer - Symptoms of a Broken Heart - Horror/Erotica Novella
· Ed Erdelac - Dubaku - Horror Novella
· Edward P. McDermott - On the Lake where the Loons Cry - Thriller Short story
· Mark Edward Hall - The Haunting of Sam Cabot - Horror/Psychological Novella
· Geoff Chaucer - Concubine - Horror/Erotica Short story
· James Dorr - The Garden - Science Fiction Novella
· Jason Kahn - The Killer Within - Thriller Short story
· Joel Arnold - The Siege - Science Fiction/Paranormal Short Story
· John B. Rosenman - Green in our Souls - Science Fiction Short story
· John W. Podgursky - The One-Percenters - Psychological/Thriller novella
· Lawrence Dagstine - Visitation Rights - Paranormal Short Story
· Lily - Eden Fell - Dark psychology/philosophy Novella
· Michael McLarnon - Dark Isle - Horror Novel
· Noel Hynd - The Prodigy "Author's Revised Edition" - Thriller Novel
· Robert Appleton - Val and Tyne - Horror Short Story
· Alan Spencer - The Body Cartel – Thriller/Horror Novel
· S. A. Bolich - Who Mourns for the Hangman? - Dark Fantasy Short Story
· Ted Kehoe - Trip Trap - Horror Short Story
· Tim Marquitz - Armageddon Bound - Urban Fantasy Novel
· Yolanda Sfetsos - Faithless Book 1 - Erotica Novella
· The Zombie Cookbook - Horror/Comedy Anthology
Contributing authors include: Lisa Haselton, Cinsearae Santiago, Becca Butcher, Carla Girtman, Scott Virtes, Karina Fabian, Dawn Marshallsay, Lin Neiswender, & Kate Sender.
Damnation Books publishes dark fiction: horror, dark fantasy, thrillers, paranormals, science fiction and erotica in dark settings. The company focuses on ebooks and digital books but will offer novel and novella length titles in trade paperback. www.damnationbooks.com
If you would like to review a book or interview any of these authors, please contact Kim Richards at email@example.com
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
When I wrote the first novel in my Super Agent Series, I included my favorite line from Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights. “Whatever our souls are made, his and mine are the same.” Never was a truer line written about my characters in OPERATION SHEBA or about me and my hubby. While hubby and I appear to be very different (he's tall, I'm short, he's logical, I'm emotional...you get the idea), he's my best friend, cohort and love of my life.
Same for Julia and Conrad. In the beginning of OPERATION SHEBA, though, Conrad's betrayed Julia by faking his own death. When he rises like a phoenix from the ashes of their past life, she’s understandably mad as hell, and he has to go to great extremes to get on her good side. Like any man worth his salt, he brings her flowers, cooks her favorite meal and even apologizes. But it’s the fact that he faked his death in order to keep her safe that breaks down her defenses.
Julia could see him visibly struggling with shame and guilt. His gaze went to down to the floor, back up to hers. Was it a silent plea for forgiveness she saw in them or only weariness?
She wiped an errant tear off her cheek. “I want to be angry with you and this wicked deception on me, but all I can feel is sadness and regret lodged right here.” She tapped her chest with a fist. “You sacrificed your career and your life to save me, so it’s hard to feel self-righteous after that, but your betrayal has still broken my heart all over again.”
Conrad moved for her then, and she held about a hand to keep him back, but it didn’t work. As soon as he grabbed her, the fight in her dissolved. He kissed her forehead and stroked her hair. “I’m sorry,” he whispered.
Julia wants to forgive him, wants to take him back. However, she’s a woman scorned and not about to let him off the hook too easily. Like me, she prefers to keep her soul mate on his toes.
“I know I screwed things up between us,” Conrad said. “But I swear, if you let me, this asshole will do whatever it takes to make it right. I’ll swear it on a hundred Bibles.”
Julia stared at him in the dark for several heartbeats. “Technically, swearing on a hundred Bibles is no different than swearing on one.”
Conrad dropped his hand. “Why do you always do that?”
“I’m pouring out my heart here – which I’d rather cut off my left nut than do – but I owe you big time, so I’m trying to be …” – he fought his brain for the right word – “…sensitive.” A shiver ran through him. Jesus, this woman could unman him faster than Dr. Phil. “And you completely blow it off to point out some philosophical technicality that makes me look like a dumbass.”
He saw the flash of her teeth in the dark. She was laughing at him. “You’re kind of cute when you’re mad.”
Cute? Cute? “Julia.”
“Shut up and kiss me, you sensitive dumb ass.”
When I’m losing my cool, my hubby knows how to talk me down from the ledge, and he always knows how to lighten my mood. In SHEBA, Conrad does the same for Julia, like in this scene where Julia asks him this very important question:
“What if when we were in the field I had gone bad, and you were instructed to being me in dead or alive. Would you have killed me if necessary?”
He pulled the hair back from her face. “If you'd have gone bad, I would have gone with you.”
“What would we have done?”
He pushed the hair behind her ear. “You would have thought of something.”
“You're the brains of the operation, remember. I get us into deep shit, and you get us out. All great partnerships are that way. Tom and Huck, Bonnie and Clyde, Butch and Sundance...”
“Juveniles and outlaws. Perfect. We fit right in. You're a juvenile and I'm an outlaw.”
“So what are we going to do, Bonnie?”
And with all great love stories, a happy ending isn't necessarily guaranteed, but it certainly is more satisfying. Hubby and I have a lot more chapters to write in our story, but I believe it will be an HEA, no matter what happens. And as for Con and Julia?
Conrad shot her a grin as he worked his way around a group of sunbathers dotting his path. She smiled back, absently rubbing the new silver band on her left ring finger.
Looking down at the book in her lap, she reread a line of prose Emily Bronte had written more than a century before. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.
Raising her head, Julia felt a warm ripple of familiarity as her gaze locked with Con's.
He's mine, she thought. All mine.
Thank you to the gals at Pen and Muse for hosting me today. OPERATION SHEBA is the first book in my Super Agent Series and is available in eformat as well as print. For more about my Super Agents and their books, visit my website at www.readMistyEvans.com . If you’d like to join my yahoo group or newsletter, email me firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll be happy to send you an invite and add you to my mailing list. Everyone who posts a comment today will be entered in a drawing to win their choice of one of my books!
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Author info: I am ex-Army and have worked in the offshore industry in the UK (North Sea) Canada, Arctic and Middle East. Now Semi-retired and working as a site warden in a holiday Homes Park.
I got the bug for writing after receiving some encouragement from a local agency and Tubedale films during a period of convalescence brought about by industrial illness.
The lake had an abundance of freshwater fish such as carp, pike and tench, while salmon abounded in the rivers and streams. Wild boar and deer roamed the nearby forests, and a small herd of cows grazed the rich green slopes. Domesticated ducks and geese played at the water’s edge. The mountain streams provided clean, sweet drinking water, filtered through many layers of rock.
With the ambient weather, it was an idyllic oasis; a veritable Garden of Eden tucked away in the mountain slopes; a happy healthy environment for raising families, or recuperating from illness. The folk living there blessed their good fortune, and led a contented existence. Life was, indeed, sweet.
In a log chalet, on a slope overlooking the lake, the dawn sunlight streaked through the bedroom window, casting illuminating fingers of light upon the faces of the young couple still at slumber. The bed and bedroom were littered with rice and confetti. A garland of flowers hung from the corner post of the headboard. On the wedding bed, were partly opened gifts. Clothing and empty bottles of wine were strewn in happy disarray, about the floor.
While songbirds twittered merrily outside, the flickering tentacles of light played on the young man’s eyelids. He gradually awoke, and when his sleepy eyes became clear, he focused them on the beautiful young woman lying alongside him.
He smiled, and playfully caressed her long golden locks of hair spread across the pillow. He marvelled at her voluptuous form. His caresses, plus the dancing rays of sunshine on her face roused her from her sweet slumbers. He blew gently in her ear.
Her eyes flickered without opening. “Good morning,” she said sleepily. He kissed her tenderly, full on the lips. At that moment he was a happy man and knew he had everything in the world he would ever want. Life could not possibly get much better than this, he thought.
She responded to his passionate ardour, and both became locked in a loving embrace. He resisted the temptation to make love yet again.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Beltane by Erin O'Riordan
Erin O’Riordan lives in the Midwestern United States with her husband. She has been writing compulsively since she could hold a pencil, and professionally since 2006. Her erotic stories, essays, and film reviews have been published in numerous magazines and websites. Though she has written about everything from professional basketball to her favorite literary sex scenes, the intersection of spirituality and sexuality remains one of her favorite themes.
Readers can view more of her work at www.aeess.com. Beltane, her first novel, will be the first in the twelve-part "Pagan Spirits" series.
Beltane is a steamy romance featuring twins Allie and Zen. Allie, a Pagan priestess by night who works at a green architecture firm by day, is about to marry the love of her life, lawyer Paul Phillip.
Zen, a free-spirited, fortune-telling witch, is falling for gorgeous Orlando. As the Pagan celebration of Beltane nears, each sister thinks she's found the perfect romance. But the Goddess moves in mysterious ways, and she may have another fate in store for the twins.
"I had an early board meeting yesterday morning, and I'll have another one this morning. It's the end of our fiscal year." Orlando said.
Zen raised her wine glass. "Happy New Year, then."
Orlando smiled. "How about you? Got a boyfriend? Any kids?"
"No boyfriend. And the closest thing I've got to a kid is Gillian. I'm sure I'll get around to having kids one of these days. I've got time, I'm only twenty-three."
"Please don't take this the wrong way, but you seem older," he said. Zen frowned, so he explained. "I don't mean you look older. I mean you seem more mature. Wiser, maybe."
"I don't know about that," Zen replied. Orlando didn't say anything, so she kissed him. She breathed in the soft floral scent of his aftershave.
Orlando was very still at first. Zen wondered if she'd made a mistake, or if he didn't like the way she kissed. She looked into his eyes, looking for some clue. As she did, Orlando leaned in and caught her lower lip between his lips. He'd been a little shy, but now he wanted to show her what he knew. To Zen's great delight, he knew what to do with his tongue.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Blurb: After eight years as a sex slave on the planet Thelona, Lela is weary and jaded. When she is purchased by an aristocrat in the public square, she hopes that he will grow bored with her and let her work in his kitchens.
Caius, returning to the life of the idle rich after eight exciting years off-planet in the Mercenary Corps, thinks he has only bought a night's pleasure.
Two restless kindred spirits who won't be tamed, they never expect what happens next.
Set against a background of slavery and brutality, decadence and incipient revolution, Scion contains non-consensual and m/m sex. R-rated.