Author Sirena Robinson Joins Supposed Crimes

August 10, 2014

We’ve long waited to announce Sirena N. Robinson as one of our new authors. Sirena lives in Ohio, and as far as I can tell, runs a farm of dogs and cats and one child. She has many degrees, including a Law degree and a Social Work degree, and she’s constantly doing something.

I wanted to let her talk about her first book, which we are re-releasing in October. This book is the first in a series of eight novels, and travels the span of close to a hundred years. The series is classified as religious fiction, but it’s got a few great twists in it.

The Chosen Chronicles is a series that always keeps the reader on their toes. It’s fast-paced and exciting, filled with action, drama, and of course, a bit of romance. Let’s hear from Sirena herself.

What inspired you to write Devil’s Dilemma, and what kept inspiring you after everything that happened from the course of plot bunny to publication with us?

I don’t remember exactly how I got the initial idea for Devil’s Dilemma, to be honest. I had originally written it in 2008 when I was still handwriting everything in notebooks. Unfortunately, our house burned that September and I lost the manuscript with it. This book was the first thing I’d ever written that I thought was good enough, or had the potential to be good enough, for other people to read. I knew almost immediately that I had to re-write it. As I worked on getting it down a second time, things started changing. Characters were slightly different, some of the plot points changed. The ending is completely different! It took me over two years to re-write it, but I’m really glad I did. It’s 100% better this time around, and by the time I was halfway done, I knew I wanted to make it into a series, so I was able to lay the groundwork throughout that gave me a way to keep going with the series even though the ending seems pretty final.

What brought you to Supposed Crimes? What helped you decide to publish with us?

I got to Supposed Crimes in a very round-about way. One of my beta readers is published through Supposed Crimes and has always spoken highly of them. However, I don’t write LGBT fiction and that was what Supposed Crimes exclusively published. I had also already signed with another publisher. Long story short, things didn’t work out with the publisher I was working with, and I took a chance and emailed Supposed Crimes. Luckily, they liked the book and were willing to expand what she publishes to take me on. The amount of dedication and personal attention given at Supposed Crimes and how welcomed I felt immediately made it an easy decision.

Tell us a bit about why you write what you write.

I write what I like to read. I prefer books with supernatural or paranormal elements, so that’s what I write. I also like well thought out plots that don’t focus just on romance and very developed characters, so I try to give readers those two things as well. Ultimately, if I wouldn’t want to read it, I won’t write it.

You can connect with Sirena on Twitter and her blog. Her first novel, Devil’s Dilemma, is due for re-release October 1, 2014. Her second novel, Devil’s Despair, will also be released in October through our imprint, Acquitted Books.

Across Worlds: Collision

July 30, 2014

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S. A. Snow

4.99 | Amazon | Smashwords

Jane expected six months undercover to be hard; she expected it to be lonely and bleak. She didn’t expect to find love.

Jane Butler, a CIA operative, is assigned the task of infiltrating the Xanthians and determining if they’re a threat to humanity. Going undercover as a Xanthian mate, she boards the transport ship and meets Usnavi—her new mate. After spending six days traveling through space, Jane is ecstatic to explore the Xanthian station and soon sets out to complete her mission. The only problem? Usnavi—and the feelings she is quickly developing. Fumbling their way through varying sexual expectations, cooking catastrophes, and cultural differences, they soon discover life together is never boring.

As Jane and Usnavi careen into a relationship neither of them expected, Jane uncovers dark secrets about the Xanthians and realizes she may no longer be safe. When it becomes clear she’s on her own, Jane is forced to trust and rely on Usnavi. Simultaneously struggling with her mission, her feelings for Usnavi, and homesickness, Jane faces questions she never imagined she would have to answer.

Great blend of humor mixed in with sexual tension; I’m right along there with her, feeling her need, her frustration, and her eventual happiness when it finally happens. ~Sarah Hart

The good news is that Across Worlds: Collision fulfills the requirement to be hot as Hades while not skimping on excellent plot. It also features two of my other favorite elements: romance and humor, often both at the same time. There is plenty of action, adventure, and intergalactic intrigue to satisfy even someone as picky as I am. No worries, though—there is enough well-crafted sensuality to keep genuine fans of erotica turning the pages (and dog-earring a few on the way). Read more. – A. M. Leibowitz

Dogs of War

July 2, 2014
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Geonn Cannon

6.99 | Amazon | Smashwords

“This is reality, and this every day people. This is familiar in a very chilling way, and is an unflinching mirror calling for self-examination. Cannon’s skill comes into play again…”
- Rainbow Hub Reviews Dogs of War, 2014

Seattle is under siege.

An ancient ceremony known as “wolf manoth,” in which human hunters kill as many canidae as possible, has been revived. The hunters have arrived in force, focusing on the Pacific Northwest due to its high wolf population. Ariadne Willow, alerted to the danger by her mother, goes undercover with a group of hunters in an effort to minimize the damage. Unfortunately the hunters have a new weapon, a drug that brings out the feral side of any canidae exposed to it. With her safety and sanity both at risk, Ari is forced to trust a friend turned enemy in order to stay alive.

Meanwhile, Dale is cut off from her friend and partner and faces the wrath of drugged canidae and hunters who are eager to make an example of a human who has been consorting with a wolf. Chased through the city and forced to take refuge wherever she can get it, Dale receives help from unexpected corners.

Separated by circumstance and under attack from threats both human and wolf, Ari and Dale must do everything in their power to keep the body count down while also staying alive long enough to find each other again.

For By Grace

June 1, 2014

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Adrian J. Smith

6.99 | Amazon | Smashwords

Being a Sheriff’s Deputy is not all about saving lives and arresting criminals, and each day Grace wonders if she’ll make it home.

While kids at the schools Deputy Grace Halling visits see her as the knight in blue-cotton armor, people involved in the cases she is dispatched to have a different opinion. She has every confidence in her ability to do her job and arrest criminals. She easily takes down a knife-wielding woman and a drunken combatant teenager without hesitation. Everyone—victim, suspect, or witness—has a story to tell or to lie about, and Grace is never perturbed by their tales.

That all changes when she looks down the barrel of a gun. She loses confidence in her ability as a deputy, she loses trust in herself and fellow officers, and she struggles to stay afloat as shift after shift passes. Grace cannot find her rhythm of being a deputy again. And when the Police Chaplain unexpectedly barges into her life, her personal and professional lives are flipped upside down. Grace struggles to find her even ground, worrying that the next time she stares a murderer in the face will be the last.

Cythera

October 22, 2013

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Jo Graham

eBook | 4.99 | Smashwords
Print | 17.99 | Amazon

Cythera is a sacred courtesan, one of the fabulous Adepts of Menaechmi, famed through the Nine Worlds for their opulent beauty and decadence. However, when a fragile peace treaty hangs in the balance, the power to stop an interstellar war suddenly rests with her — a mission for which she is unprepared and unqualified. If she is to save thousands of lives, Cythera must not only rely on her wits and sensuality, but on a man she never thought she’d see again who has haunted her dreams for seven years.

Athain Kinslayer is a captain in the Calpurnian navy, a star voyager who has given up on personal happiness in pursuit of his duty. His job is to stop a war. The last thing he expects is to have to rely on a sacred courtesan, a woman with whom he spent one unforgettable night seven years ago and has never been able to forget. Together they must undertake a dangerous journey, face unexpected enemies, and delve into the deep and sensual waters of the most hidden rites in order to save their worlds — and find each other.

Turn for Home

February 15, 2013

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Lara Zielinsky

eBook | 4.99 | 978-1-938108-33-4

2010 Rainbow Award Winner: Lesbian Contemporary

Falling in love wasn’t easy.

Staying together may be impossible.

In this sequel to Turning Point, as her divorce proceeds, Brenna Lanigan struggles with her sons’ cold shoulders and opposition to her intimate relationship with Cassidy Hyland. Cassidy’s son Ryan eagerly accepts their relationship, making Thomas and James’ lack of support even more upsetting. When the women return from holiday hiatus to resume shooting on “Time Trails,” they sneak precious moments of intimacy in shadows and trailers. As many in the cast and crew openly show support, Cassidy and Brenna try to date. The paparazzi give chase. When the romance is publicized, the revelation sets off Cassidy’s ex-husband. Mitch Hyland will take his son from the lesbian couple…

…by force if necessary.

Life in the District

January 5, 2013

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Lucy di Legge

eBook | 6.99 | 978-1-938108-28-0
Print | 17.99 | 978-1-938108-29-7

Adrienne Firenze is a D.C. police detective who has lost her passion for being a cop. While taking time off to emotionally and physically recover from an on-the-job injury, Adrienne meets the irresistible Stella. Soon after meeting, Adrienne makes a series of bad decisions in her personal life, sabotaging her long-term relationship and ignoring the sage advice of those people closest to her. But when it seems like all is lost, Adrienne finally does what’s right and, in doing so, regains her sense of self.

The Riches of Mercy

August 7, 2012

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C. E. Case

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Ambitious state prosecutor Natalie Ivans has a headline-making trial about to begin. To escape the pressure of the spotlight, she drives toward the Carolina shore but is left stranded, battered, and broken in a small town after a car accident.

Alone in a hospital in the middle of nowhere, her only lifeline is her nurse, Meredith Jameison. Meredith is facing a trial date of her own–for murder. Falling for her patients and hoping for a way out is de rigueur for Meredith and the staff starts a betting pool for how long it will take Natalie to break her heart. Meredith sees Natalie’s arrival as a sign her fortune is changing.

Natalie aches to return to the city. Facing a long sentence, Meredith doesn’t have much to offer. She only has her faith–in God, in herself, and in Natalie.