Monday, August 3, 2015

Valves & Vixens 2 is now out!

Well it's been a long time coming but I'm finally excited to be able to let you all know that the second book in the Valves & Vixens series is now out, published by House of Erotica it is available in both print and ebook.

So what's in Valves & Vixens Volume 2?

Well this time around there are stories from all over the world both past, 'present' and future. You will be transported to Australia, China, Japan and more with many styles, pairings and heat. 


http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B012XZK7UM

Table of Contents

Clockwork Toys by Blair Erotica
 The maiden voyage of a luxury airship provides the time and place for lusty Vanessa to get to know the secretive inventor who designed it. He is hot and she wants a lot more than his autograph. And while that's her goal, he isn't the only desirable conquest from among the people on board. The passengers are a wild group pushing the boundaries of convention just as the airship pushed the technological envelope.

His Fortnight Man by Kim Knox
Clanks are the new heroes of the British Empire. Men who strap strange metal to their bodies and launch themselves into space.  To Marlow, one man stands above the rest--Commander Julius Axton.
Marlow wants his desire to be mutual. But would a man such as Axton risk everything, his position, his reputation, for a lowly clank monkey like him?

Mender Cotton's Daughter by Thomas Gregory

It's a tale of blood, lust, and revenge when an outlaw rides into a frontier town under the thumb of a dangerous fanatic. Is he the one to save it, or will the hell that follows in his wake burn it to the ground?

Auntie Midnight by Senta Holland

If you are travelling late in the remote hills of the Middle Kingdom, beware of the ship that sails the air, belching smoke and magic.  Beware the strange and powerful crew who will awaken unknown desires in you.  You will never be the same.  But most of all, beware  the magnificent and dangerous Auntie Midnight herself – and hope you will be granted the privilege of sharing her bed.  For a time.  For the time of your life…
 
Her Humble Servants by J. Hepburn

Gillian had almost everything. She was one of the first women to fight  for and win the title of  Engineer. With her men, she was building the steam car that would make them famous. And she had both of the two men  she loved. The only cloud on her horizon was that she had never
managed to have both her men at the same time, a failing she dearly  wanted to correct.

Night Flight by Crysta K. Coburn
 
Always beware when a boss offers special assignments. Far in humanity's future on a distant planet, one man's first journey aboard an air ship turns into more excitement than he bargained for. But it's also an experience he'll not soon forget.

Be My Doll by V.C. 
In futuristic Beijing, China, a new star is born in the form of a human doll. Waking up as a human doll, Jia meets her eccentric inventor, Madame Fang, and learns about her fate and that there is more to her destiny than being a toy, but a quest in finding something deeper: her past. 

Emily's Basement by Magz Wiseman
Puzzled by an unusual series of thefts from the university’s storerooms, Edward Worthington, an esteemed young professor of the Mechanical Arts, embarks upon a mission to discover the culprit. He is unaware that his entrancing find is destined to change his life forever. 


Where can you buy it from?

You can read all about the authors involved here: http://nicolegestalt.blogspot.co.uk/p/blog-page_86.html 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A new submission call - A Dose of Murder, Mystery and Mayhem

I'm currently in the process of getting the last read through of Valves & Vixens 2 done, whilst also reading the submissions for Valves & Vixens 3 (deadline is August 31st so you still have plenty of time to get your submissions in! - Submission guidelines can be found here: http://nicolegestalt.blogspot.co.uk/p/blog-page_10.html). 

http://nicolegestalt.blogspot.co.uk/p/blog-page_10.html

Now whilst in the process of doing all that I thought that this would be the best time to  announce a new submission call! (Why not right?!) 

All my submission calls are based on genre's I love to read and work in. Whilst I've not had much published in this latest submission calls genre I love reading the genre and have so many books and dvd's my bookcases groan every time I walk past them.  

There will be a cover image coming soon but for now I present the guidelines for A Dose of Murder, Mystery and Mayhem!


Publisher: House of Erotica
Deadline: October 31st 2015 (Early Submissions are preferred.)

Word Count: 5k - 15k
Theme: Mystery, Crime, Murder
Genre: Murder & Mayhem, Crime or Mystery or anything that fits into those sub-genres (including: science fiction, historical, contemporary etc...)

Pairings: Any

Heat: Any level from romance to burning the pages of the book!

Payment: Royalties will be split 40% of the net profits with contributing authors, exact values will be given once we know how many stories will be in the final anthology.

Rights: Six Years
Submission limit: Authors may submit up to two stories.

Editor/ Author Nicole Gestalt is looking for stories with the theme of murder, mystery and mayhem. For years the mystery story has been king. With old classics such as Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple being read consistently as well as being regularly shown on TV. There has been a revival in the cosy mystery over the most recent years and Nicole would like to heat it all up with a good healthy dose of erotica. Who says you can't get all hot and bothered when dealing with a mystery?

Be as inventive as you can but please don't forget the story line and the relationships! Since this is an erotic anthology there should be on the page sex scenes however don't forget the interaction between the characters and the relationship they have. The stories should either end with a Happy-For-Now or a Happy-Ever-After it would have to be a amazingly good story for me to select it if it didn't (but I am well prepared to have my opinion changed on that).

Nicole will be looking for stories that stand out so please don't just set your stories in the classic style of the 1920's murder mystery, they can be set anywhere and anytime in the world – or even off world. Don't be afraid to experiment but don't forget this is an erotic anthology so gore should be kept to a minimum.

The No-No's: No scat, bestiality, under age sex, golden showers, rape or forced sex or incest of any kind and necrophilia (that does not include intelligent undead such as Vampires). If in doubt please ask.

Format of submission: Please send the submissions double spaced in Times New Roman, 12 point black font. Indent the first line of each paragraph half an inch and double space (using normal double spacing please do not add an extra line between the paragraphs). Double quotation marks! Please submit your final, complete and totally edited version of the story. File format: .doc.  Since this is a British publisher UK spelling and grammar is greatly preferred.

In your document at the top left of the page please include you legal name, mailing address and a fifty words or less author bio written in the third person. If you are using a pen-name please provide both and make it clear which one you wish to use.

Please email your submissions to: gestaltanthologies@gmail.com

Authors must own their rights to the stories and not have had them published anywhere else. Please note the publisher has final approval over the stories included in the manuscript.