21 September 2016

NEW RELEASES this week!


TYGERS (Renegades #1) by Brenna Lyons
horror psychic ghost erotic romance
134893 words, 709 pages in ebook
134851 words, 510 pages in print
$4.99 in ebook, $19.49 in print ($15.59 with coupon on CreateSpace ONLY!)

If Katheyn O'Hanlon had one wish, it would be to lead a normal life. If she had a second, it would be a memory of her childhood and the source of her nightmares. Psi-linked to her four-year-old nephew, Kyle Thompson, she is dragged back to the city of her nightmares...Pittsburgh.

Kyle's father has been brutally murdered, and Kyle claims his toy tigers have done the deed, led by Ty, the Siberian. It is up to Katheryn to remember where Tiberius Matthews is and how to destroy him, before he destroys everything she cares about.

Is Kyle haunted by the homicidal family ghost or being driven insane by the horrorscope trapped in the depths of Katheryn's mind? And, can Katheryn keep Keith Randall, an old flame who takes the job of Kyle's counselor, out of the line of fire while she does her work?

CONTENT ADVISORY: This is an extensively re-edited, re-release title.
Renegade's Run (Renegades #2) by Brenna Lyons
science fiction political psychic action erotic romance
86818 words, 469 pages in ebook
86776 words, 356 pages in print
$3.99 in ebook, $14.99 in print ($11.99 with coupon on CreateSpace ONLY!)

EPIC eBook Awards- 2005 FINALIST!

When the DoPT's Alpha-One agent is sent to infiltrate the Randall family, the last thing Jonas expects is to fall for Sarah Randall. Sarah knows Jonas is keeping secrets from her, but she has no idea how deadly those secrets might be.

The Randalls and Thompsons are back in the follow-up to TYGERS. In a world where the type of power Katie and Kyle possessed is now commonplace, psi-gifted are urged to serve the government. The Supreme Court has ruled that forcing compliance is unconstitutional. Thus, major powers like our old friends are free to live in peace as long as they don't use their powers for illegal gain.

Jonas Paige was sent into service at ten, when his family decided they didn't want a freak in the house. Now, he is given what sounds like a simple assignment. He has to get close to Sarah Randall, the untalented member of the great free family, to get the others to come into service. No one has managed to do that so far, but Jonas is the best. But, is Jonas willing to accept that his bosses are using a threat to Sarah to ease his way in?

BONUS READS:

"Renegade"- Set twelve years after TYGERS and fourteen years before RENEGADE'S RUN, we see Jonas Paige at the beginning of his DoPT contract. He's a seventeen-year-old powerhouse under the thumb of Andrew Baker. Even then, Baker is plotting to use Jonas's weaknesses against him, if a renegade doesn't get to him first.

"Max-Sec"- Once, Ginny was the only human contact Alex had. Now, she's the only chance he has to be free of his past. Ginny only wants to help...and to find out where their relationship might have gone. Alex is the most powerful talent she knows. He's deadly, unstable--and sexy.

CONTENT ADVISORY: These are re-release titles.

16 September 2016

NEW RELEASES!



The Temptation of Eve (Urban Grimm #3) by Brenna Lyons
action urbanized fairy tale erotic romance
28757 words, 189 pages
$0.99 in ebook

A retelling of the classic Grimm's tale "Snake Leaves."

It's Eve's wedding day to Raul, but something has gone seriously awry. Following a veiled warning from her brother-in-law Roman, the prodigal son who has returned for the wedding, and a drugged wedding night she can barely recall, Eve's life is set on edge. Which brother is lying? Which is protecting her, and which is dangerous to her? Or...are they both?

CONTENT ADVISORY: This is a re-release title.
 
With Great Power (Grellan War #1) by Brenna Lyons
science fiction political erotic romance
20565 words, 119 pages
$0.99 in ebook

When the Grellan kill Empathen, his son is drafted into service two years early to save him from a similar fate. Twelve years later, Soulchaser is the best of the best. When he encounters a Grellan woman by the name of Starseeker, his carefully cultivated world falls apart. She offers everything he wants and only asks his trust in exchange. Soulchaser wants to trust her, but is she what she seems? What does Starseeker hope to gain? Are his powers right or his training? Trusting Starseeker will either win him his freedom or cost him his life.

CONTENT ADVISORY: This is a re-release title.

14 September 2016

ON PRESALE NOW!

The Temptation of Eve (Urban Grimm #3) by Brenna Lyons
urbanized fairy tale mystery action erotic romance
28757 words, 189 pages
$0.99 in ebook

A retelling of the classic Grimm's tale "Snake Leaves."

It's Eve's wedding day to Raul, but something has gone seriously awry. Following a veiled warning from her brother-in-law Roman, the prodigal son who has returned for the wedding, and a drugged wedding night she can barely recall, Eve's life is set on edge. Which brother is lying? Which is protecting her, and which is dangerous to her? Or...are they both?

CONTENT ADVISORY: This is a re-release title.

With Great Power (Grellan War #1) by Brenna Lyons
science fiction super powers action erotic romance
20565 words, 119 pages
$0.99 in ebook

Starseeker offers everything Soulchaser wants and only asks his trust in exchange. Soulchaser wants to trust her, but is she what she seems? Trusting Starseeker will either win him his freedom or cost him his life.

When the Grellan kill Empathen, his son is drafted into service two years early to save him from a similar fate. Twelve years later, Soulchaser is the best of the best. When he encounters a Grellan woman by the name of Starseeker, his carefully cultivated world falls apart. She offers everything he wants and only asks his trust in exchange. Soulchaser wants to trust her, but is she what she seems? What does Starseeker hope to gain? Are his powers right or his training? Trusting Starseeker will either win him his freedom or cost him his life.

CONTENT ADVISORY: This is a re-release title.
 
TYGERS (Renegades #1) by Brenna Lyons
horror paranormal erotic romance
134893 words, 709 pages, $4.99 in ebook
134851 words, 510 pages, $19.49 in print
$15.59 SALE on CreateSpace ONLY with code RZ83PYX3 at checkout

If Katheyn O'Hanlon had one wish, it would be to lead a normal life. If she had a second, it would be a memory of her childhood and the source of her nightmares. Psi-linked to her four-year-old nephew, Kyle Thompson, she is dragged back to the city of her nightmares...Pittsburgh.

Kyle's father has been brutally murdered, and Kyle claims his toy tigers have done the deed, led by Ty, the Siberian. It is up to Katheryn to remember where Tiberius Matthews is and how to destroy him, before he destroys everything she cares about.

Is Kyle haunted by the homicidal family ghost or being driven insane by the horrorscope trapped in the depths of Katheryn's mind? And, can Katheryn keep Keith Randall, an old flame who takes the job of Kyle's counselor, out of the line of fire while she does her work?

CONTENT ADVISORY: This is an extensively re-edited, re-release title.


Renegade's Run (Renegades #2) by Brenna Lyons
science fiction paranormal erotic romance
86818 words, 469 pages, $3.99 in ebook
86776 words, 356 pages, $14.99 in print
$11.99 SALE on CreateSpace ONLY with code RZ83PYX3 at checkout

When the DoPT's Alpha-One agent is sent to infiltrate the Randall family, the last thing Jonas expects is to fall for Sarah Randall. Sarah knows Jonas is keeping secrets from her, but she has no idea how deadly those secrets might be.

The Randalls and Thompsons are back in the follow-up to TYGERS. In a world where the type of power Katie and Kyle possessed is now commonplace, psi-gifted are urged to serve the government. The Supreme Court has ruled that forcing compliance is unconstitutional. Thus, major powers like our old friends are free to live in peace as long as they don't use their powers for illegal gain.

Jonas Paige was sent into service at ten, when his family decided they didn't want a freak in the house. Now, he is given what sounds like a simple assignment. He has to get close to Sarah Randall, the untalented member of the great free family, to get the others to come into service. No one has managed to do that so far, but Jonas is the best. But, is Jonas willing to accept that his bosses are using a threat to Sarah to ease his way in?

BONUS READS:

"Renegade"- Set twelve years after TYGERS and fourteen years before RENEGADE'S RUN, we see Jonas Paige at the beginning of his DoPT contract. He's a seventeen-year-old powerhouse under the thumb of Andrew Baker. Even then, Baker is plotting to use Jonas's weaknesses against him, if a renegade doesn't get to him first.

"Max-Sec"- Once, Ginny was the only human contact Alex had. Now, she's the only chance he has to be free of his past. Ginny only wants to help...and to find out where their relationship might have gone. Alex is the most powerful talent she knows. He's deadly, unstable--and sexy.

CONTENT ADVISORY: These are re-release titles.

13 September 2016

PRINT on SALE, eBook on Presale NOW!


TYGERS (Renegades #1) by Brenna Lyons
horror psychic ghost erotic romance
134893 words, 709 pages in ebook
134851 words, 510 pages in print
$4.99 in ebook, $19.49 in print ($15.59 with coupon on CreateSpace ONLY!)

If Katheyn O'Hanlon had one wish, it would be to lead a normal life. If she had a second, it would be a memory of her childhood and the source of her nightmares. Psi-linked to her four-year-old nephew, Kyle Thompson, she is dragged back to the city of her nightmares...Pittsburgh.

Kyle's father has been brutally murdered, and Kyle claims his toy tigers have done the deed, led by Ty, the Siberian. It is up to Katheryn to remember where Tiberius Matthews is and how to destroy him, before he destroys everything she cares about.

Is Kyle haunted by the homicidal family ghost or being driven insane by the horrorscope trapped in the depths of Katheryn's mind? And, can Katheryn keep Keith Randall, an old flame who takes the job of Kyle's counselor, out of the line of fire while she does her work?

CONTENT ADVISORY: This is an extensively re-edited, re-release title.
Renegade's Run (Renegades #2) by Brenna Lyons
science fiction political psychic action erotic romance
86818 words, 469 pages in ebook
86776 words, 356 pages in print
$3.99 in ebook, $14.99 in print ($11.99 with coupon on CreateSpace ONLY!)

EPIC eBook Awards- 2005 FINALIST!

When the DoPT's Alpha-One agent is sent to infiltrate the Randall family, the last thing Jonas expects is to fall for Sarah Randall. Sarah knows Jonas is keeping secrets from her, but she has no idea how deadly those secrets might be.

The Randalls and Thompsons are back in the follow-up to TYGERS. In a world where the type of power Katie and Kyle possessed is now commonplace, psi-gifted are urged to serve the government. The Supreme Court has ruled that forcing compliance is unconstitutional. Thus, major powers like our old friends are free to live in peace as long as they don't use their powers for illegal gain.

Jonas Paige was sent into service at ten, when his family decided they didn't want a freak in the house. Now, he is given what sounds like a simple assignment. He has to get close to Sarah Randall, the untalented member of the great free family, to get the others to come into service. No one has managed to do that so far, but Jonas is the best. But, is Jonas willing to accept that his bosses are using a threat to Sarah to ease his way in?

BONUS READS:

"Renegade"- Set twelve years after TYGERS and fourteen years before RENEGADE'S RUN, we see Jonas Paige at the beginning of his DoPT contract. He's a seventeen-year-old powerhouse under the thumb of Andrew Baker. Even then, Baker is plotting to use Jonas's weaknesses against him, if a renegade doesn't get to him first.

"Max-Sec"- Once, Ginny was the only human contact Alex had. Now, she's the only chance he has to be free of his past. Ginny only wants to help...and to find out where their relationship might have gone. Alex is the most powerful talent she knows. He's deadly, unstable--and sexy.

CONTENT ADVISORY: These are re-release titles.

02 September 2016

NEW RELEASES!





Catch Me, If You Can (Urban Grimm #1) by Brenna Lyons
action urbanized fairy tale erotic romance
18485 words, 125 pages
$0.99 in ebook

A retelling of the classic Grimm's tale "The Hare and The Hedgehog."

When Angelo Maretti's twin sister is killed by 'family rivals,' the retribution backfires in the form of a mobster who wants to kill Angelo as well. His foe is the last of the culprits left alive, and he will die, God willing...but not by way of a gun. To avoid a war, all of the guilty have to die without a sign of interference by the Marettis.

CONTENT ADVISORY: This is a re-release title.
 
Three Wishes (Urban Grimm #2) by Brenna Lyons
action urbanized fairy tale erotic romance
27469 words, 185 pages
$0.99 in ebook

A retelling of the classic Grimm's tale "Three Little Men In The Wood."

Ellie D'Arcy just wants to graduate college and move out of her home to escape her stepmother and stepsister. Her inheritance can wait until she reaches 25, as long as she's free. But, there's another inheritance she is due at 21, one she never knew was coming. What happens when a 21st Century woman is given three wishes by fairy godfathers? Simply put, havoc ensues, because the fae have a sense of humor the likes of which you've never seen before. They also have tempers.

CONTENT ADVISORY: This is a re-release title.

16 August 2016

Fireborn Bestsellers from 2nd Quarter

Fireborn Publishing's 2nd Qtr BESTSELLING BOOKS
1. Daddy by Default by Shawn H. Bailey
2. The Element Case by Edward Kendrick


3. The Astral Mage by Hurri Cosmo
 


4. Purr-Suasion by Pelaam
 


5. It Takes an Artist... by Edward Kendrick
 


6. Always Forgotten by Lm Brown
 


7. Until You by Hurri Cosmo
 


8. Never Alone by Brenna Lyons
 


9. Uncanny Activity by Edward Kendrick
 


10. I Believe Now by Hurri Cosmo

Fireborn Publishing's 2nd Qtr BESTSELLING AUTHORS
1. Edward Kendrick
2. Hurri Cosmo
3. Brenna Lyons
4. Pelaam 

5. Shawn H. Bailey

12 August 2016

NEW FREE READ from Fireborn Publishing!




Undead Underway (Undead in Blue #1) by Brenna Lyons
comedy horror
10578 words, 65 pages
FREE!

The black tube of death never seemed a more appropriate name. When Clueless (Lt. JG Cluze) stumbled back from shore leave above the Arctic Circle, little did Petty Officer Len know that the life-sucking US Navy submarine was about to be overrun by blood-suckers. Full of irreverent humor, it's military horror told from the point of view of a Nuke submariner.

CONTENT ADVISORY: This is a re-release title.

26 July 2016

And this week in the publishing industry...pen names...again

A certain young man wrote a blog post in which he makes a lot of decent points I agree with...to some extent. 

Unfortunately, as sometimes happens, this set off a fire storm of people complaining about ANY author who takes a cross-sex pen name, who doesn't tell readers the full and complete truth of themselves... You get the idea. The old "pen name bad"..."author bad"...deal. So, I decided to share my post on the subject.

Should an author have to use a legal name? No. Pen names can be traced back to at least Regency era...and probably earlier. Heck, it's even legal for people to copyright their work to the pen name, to file a DBA (Doing Business As) so you can get a bank account and PO Box in the pen name... It's common business practice to use one, if you want to.

It's no one's business why someone HAS a pen name. I've seen authors take them to avoid being fired from businesses that have Draconian rules about writing, to avoid being skewered for writing horror or romance or (God forbid!) erotic work in their Bible Belt areas, to avoid stalkers, to separate genres they write, because their original pen name or legal name is held up in some ridiculous old contract that says that name can't write for another publishing house, because their own names match a personality or well-known writer they don't want to be confused with, or even because their own names are hard to spell and pronounce and are not memorable. Pen names solve many issues.

Moreover, there are still some biases, especially in conglomerate press, when (for instance) a man writes romance or a woman writes hard science fiction. Or, in some circles, women who write MM. Rolling eyes. Even when you luck out and find reasonable publishers who don't care (and some still have the dinosaur editors who do), some authors have built up an audience over decades with a cross-genre name, from back when it mattered more, and do not want to change now. A good example was a gent I met who worked for Harlequin under a female pen name for well over a decade and was afraid he would lose his audience if he published under his own name and outed himself. It's a valid point, IMO.

Should the person have to tell you their real sex? No. See above for one good example why. We could get into James Tiptree, but let's stay in this century for a bit. Remember that Rowling was told to use her initials to hide that she was female, or she would have no audience for Harry Potter, since it was a YA with a male lead, and she was a female author. Beyond all the things I've said so far, I've seen trans authors who were skewered for presenting themselves as their own identity (IOW, the one they live and present as at all times). To me, this smacks of bigotry and nothing more. This person has M on IDs, has a male name, presents as a male...but we're going to call him a female to complain about the pen name? In a sentence to show my disgust... Some people need to grow up.

Should you have to tell the full and complete truth in your bio? No. Bear with me here. I'm NOT saying to claim you won awards you didn't or have degrees or experiences you don't or something similar. And don't put yourself out of your depth; stick with things that are essentially true or close to the truth. For consideration, if you live in a small town in the Bible Belt and need to hide that? Don't say you live there. Say you live in a large town closeby. Somewhere you've visited often and can find your way around. Or say you live where you were born and raised. You don't want to give enough information for someone to figure out where you work? Say you hold a job (no details like company) that you actually HAVE held in the past. You live with your two kids, and you don't want some nutter coming after your kids or trying to use them to find you? There's nothing wrong with saying you take long walks with your dog, which you still do, and not mention the family. There's nothing wrong with any of this.

Is it okay to use a fake picture? This one is stickier. DO NOT use pictures of someone without their express permission to do so, and take NEW pictures of them, so people can't Google that precise picture. Why is this permissible at all? Seriously? Conglomerate press has been doing this for decades or more, hiring on models to "be" the author for photos, and no one complained before now. Some people are private. I don't begrudge them having a fake picture, but do something like getting your spouse or a friend to agree to be your model, for pities sake.

Now, mind you that this limits your ability to do personal appearances, but it doesn't KILL it. Remember the Harlequin author I mentioned? He had his wife be his public face in pictures. When he did signings, he would sit at the table with her, playing the role of her husband and biggest fan, to answer any questions she couldn't remember off the bat. She "officially" was the author for the signing. It worked well for them, and readers still got to meet the "author", in a manner of speaking. Personally, I wouldn't feel catfished at all, in such a situation. He wasn't given a lot of options when he started out.

CAVEAT... I'm thinking of the so-called "autobiography" by James Frey (A Million Little Pieces?) that caused a stink several years ago. If you are writing something that is supposed to be TRUE, don't outright lie. It should be common sense, but it seems it's not. Now, in the case in question, people tend to forget that the only way the publisher would sign the book was if they billed it as autobiography and not as fiction, so they forced the issue of the fake sex and history. That is completely unethical, of course.


Oh...and if you don't want to use a photo of yourself on social media, use one of your book covers...or switch your book covers off once in a while. Or use a picture of your cat or dog (especially if you write children's/YA books about animals). Or use a piece of artwork made by a friend...with proper permission and attribution, of course. There are ways to make it clear you are not the photo you are displaying.  

17 July 2016

Our newest ARe Bestseller!



Our newest ARe Bestseller!
 
Her Christmas Wolves (Werewolf U V) by Brenna Lyons
paranormal menage MFM erotic romance
12086 words, 63 pages
$0.99 in ebook

Talia has known her mates for the last three and a half years, but she's avoided finalizing their mating. By the grace of the Night Mother, Talia hasn't had to face her mates while she's been in heat...until now. It's Christmas Eve, and everyone is celebrating their new matings at the Alphas' holiday gathering. The time has come for Talia's mates to claim what is theirs. But, can they convince Talia her reservations about mating are unfounded?

CONTENT ADVISORY: This short story is intended for readers already familiar with the Werewolf U series. To those not familiar, it may seem confusing and/or abrupt.

15 July 2016

NEW series releases!



Want to read all the Werewolf U stories in a shot? You have two choices...
 
The bulk set of ebooks for $8.55

OR
The print book for $14.99 ($11.99, if you use the purchase code on the sale page and purchase from CreateSpace!)
 
Also, remember that all Brenna's Fireborn print books are 20-25% off every day on CreateSpace with sale codes found on the Fireborn site! 

Happy reading!
Brenna