Tag Archives: Adrianne Brennan

Blogathon tomorrow to benefit Boston Area Rape Crisis Center! Please sponsor me…

I’m doing a Blogathon this Sat (7/31) to raise money for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (http://www.barcc.org)! My blog is at http://adriannebrennan.blogspot.com/ and I will be blogging every half hour for 24 hours.

My posts will include my thoughts and advice on writing, never-before posted excerpts of my works, and answers to any questions you pose to me beforehand.

To sponsor me, go here: http://tinyurl.com/AdrianneBlogsforBARCC then email me your receipt at adrianne@adriannebrennan.com so I can keep a running total.

Love & Magic,
Adrianne Brennan

Pagan Women in Fiction

I love reading and writing about pagan women in fiction, especially ones who are a) true to life as both people and being pagan, b) are sharp and witty, and c) are interesting in general. I think there’s a real dearth of non-Wiccan pagans in fiction, as many seem to believe that Wicca is the default religion for all pagans. It’s also good to see women portrayed positively within the context of their faith and in their general lives.

In an upcoming short story I wrote, “My Big Fat Greek Pagan Lesbian Wedding”, two women who are Greek pagans–a devotee of Hera and another who is a devotee of Aphrodite–are getting married. Along the way they encounter obstacles due to their sexual preference, road blocks from their families and friends who have their own ideas on how (or even if) they should get hitched, and even trials from their own religious backgrounds and from people who share their faith on the “proper” way for them to undergo their ceremony.

Remaining true to oneself is the overall theme present, and the empowerment that comes from following your own heart over what others want. This is a struggle for many women who fight stereotypes and ideas on who and what they should be versus who they truly are. It’s not limited to religion, sexual preference, race, or class. It hasn’t gone unnoticed by me that being female, in a minority faith, and of the GLBT persuasion is a triple whammy. Add ethnicity for additional spice, and you have the makings of a serious struggle in dealing with being in our culture.

I often say that while I may be in this culture, I am not of it. It’s good for me to see writers and readers banding together to represent in fiction what we’d like to see our society demonstrate.

What are some good examples of pagan and GLBT women in fiction who rise above prejudice, bigotry, and societal expectations of them? I love compiling a list of new fiction to read and perhaps some good but old ones which I haven’t thought about in a while. Share away!

Love & Magic,
Adrianne

http://www.adriannebrennan.com

Announcements for January 2010

Wow, we have a TON of announcements for this month and lots of things coming your way.

We have a NEW page called : Who’s Blogging When? Calendar

This will let you know Who’s Blogging On What Day Each Month!

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THEMES FOR JANUARY!!!!!!!!

First, our theme for this month is Women Empowerment & Issues! We hope to bring you articles concerning Women & Healing, Women & the Goddess, Women Issues such as abuse, empowerment, self esteem, and more!

This month is all about raising our sisters up as high as we can no matter what path or faith they follow! A New Year is coming so we want those who are of our Goddess’ image ready, strong, and taking on the world!

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Don’t Miss New Posts!

Free Stuff: January 2010 Desktop Wallpaper Calendar

Paganism: The Month of January

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We have a new Pagan Artist of the Month!!!!!

First I’d like to say good-bye to Tom Brown who was our first *sighs*. You never forget your first do you? Well trust me, you haven’t seen the last of him if we have anything to do with it. I am sure *fingers crossed* Tom will let me show off his talent some more because he is such a good sport.

This month, however, we have one of our own that will shine. Her name is Kelley Heckart and not only is she an author but also an artist. So check out her interview and her kind of creations HERE.

Want to spread the word about Kelley? Here’s a short link so you can: http://wp.me/pwrVG-pJ

We appreciate any and all who help get the word out for our Artists and Writers. It helps them a GREAT deal.

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Who’s Releasing What?

Our Authors have a bunch of New Releases coming out in 2010. These are not ALL of their releases but they are the ones we know about thus far!

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Adrianna Brennan

Coming 2010:

  • Dawn of the Seraphs – Immortal Fire anthology
  • Blood of the Dark Moon
  • My Big Fat Greek Pagan Lesbian Wedding

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C.H. Scarlett

Coming in 2010

  • Bound by Blood: The Sacrifice (Book Two Of the Bound by Blood Series)– Dark Roast Press
  • The Web & the Willow— XOXO Publishing
  • Wyntress Nyght’s Supernatural Crack: Exes & Hexes— Noble Romance Publishing

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Christopher Newman

Coming in 2010

  • Love Bites Back–Freya’s Bower
  • The Scandalous Tale of Agnes Biggenbotten— Eternal Press

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Nix Winter

Coming in 2010

  • Immortal Fire
  • London Christmas
  • Kai Stubborn
  • Cain and Shelly

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Rie McGaha

Coming in 2010

  • Ancient Blood (the sequel to Blood Line) –Noble Romance Publishing
  • Ghosts of Valentine’s Day –Noble Romance Publishing (hasn’t been confirmed yet)
  • Caleb-My Soul To Keep Trilogy ( The sequel to Calen)—Noble Romance Publishing
  • Comes An Outlaw — XOXO Publishing
  • Closure–Champagne Books
  • One Good Man–Moon Gypsy
  • Written In Stone–Damnation Press

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Jesse Fox

Coming in 2010

  • AP Investigations—Dark Roast Press

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Kelley Heckart

Coming in 2010

  • Beltaine’s Song (Book Two of the Dark Goddess Trilogy)—Awe- Struck

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Bryn Colvin, Nix Winters, Adrianne Brennan

Coming in 2010

  • Immortal Fire anthology –Love You Devine Publishing

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AUTHORS NEED SOME PROMO??????

Free Promo Op For All Authors, All Genres!

If you’re an author with a past or upcoming release and would like a little free publicity then  please contact Rie McGaha at riemcgaha@gmail.com for info.

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AUTHORS NEED AN INTERVIEW OR BOOK REVIEW?

Our Interviews

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Readers:

Want a certain theme, or more information concerning?

Let us know!

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And Some Reminders!!!!!!

Don’t forget that we have the Pagan Holidays or also known as the Pagan Days. These are posted every day (mind you I might miss a day or two depending on life craziness) but they are packed full of information that I am sure Pagans and Non-Pagans will find of interest. if you like myths, lore, or are a history buff wishing to know what the ancients were doing…well check them out!

Don’t forget about our Pagan Months either!

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Christmas Gifts & Christmas Books!

Some of these are by our Pagan Authors…some are not. But all are either inspirational or hold a Christmas or Winter Solstice theme whether they be Paranormal, Erotica or whatever Genre!

Some are ebooks which is great and easy for the last minute shopper. Just click the site,  pay, download, burn to a CD or email, and wrap! Especially great if you just bought someone a snazzy E-reader! I do these for some of my friends who are always on the go and loyal to their E-Readers. They LOVE these as Christmas Presents. I even decorate the CD cover and everything. Its fun for me and them….

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Title: Holiday Spirits

Author: CR Moss

Author Site: http://www.home.earthlink.net/~cr_moss/

Publisher: eXtasy Books

Release Date: 12/01/2008

Genre: Time Travel, Paranormal, Ménage a Trios, Romance, M/M, M/M/F, M/F

Heat Level: Scorching Hot

At the start of the Las Vegas marathon, Jenna bumps into a man from her past and embarks on a life-changing journey by just the touch of his hand.  As recollections of a former life assail her, she makes a promise that Artim will be an early holiday gift to herself.

After ages of searching for the love he left one fateful day, Artim finally encounters her.  When he realizes Jenna not only remembers who he is and what she was to him, but also the heartache he caused her, he believes it would be for the best if he disappeared again

Can Jenna keep Artim, her holiday spirit and the present she promised herself, around long enough to enjoy?

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Title: Winter Kisses
Release Date: 12/21/2009
Authors: Barbara Sheridan, Angela Nichelle, Kelley Heckart, GR Bretz, & Dena Celeste
Author website:

http://www.barbarasheridan.com

http://www.kelleyheckart.com

http://delightfullydisturbing.wordpress.com

http://www.angelanichelle.com

Publisher: Noble Romance Publishing
Buy Link: http://www.nobleromance.com/
Genre: Seasonal, holiday, romance

Heat Level: Sweet

A Schrödinger Christmas by GR Bretz: She’s the girl who lives in his dreams, but she’s so much more than that. She’s the girl he was supposed to meet, twice She’s the path he didn’t take, twice. That was forty years ago and you just can’t go back, except in dreams. It’s Christmas day. Miracles have been known to happen. Who knows? The third time just might be the charm.

Love In The Lights by Dena Celeste: Abigail Bloch has been away at school for the last few years. Returning to her mother’s home renews her interest and need for the Jewish traditions. Unfortunately, the man who had been her best friend growing up, Joshua Cohen, gives her a chilly reception. Over the course of Chanukah, a time filled with food and family and friendship, the growing number of flames must melt away hostility and illuminate the love that can grow between them.

A Christmas For Carol by Angela Nichelle: Imagine losing the love of your life right before Christmas.  It’s a nightmare Carol Christine Moore had to face two years ago.  Unable to cope with the pain of losing her fiancé so unexpectedly, Carol closes off her heart entirely.  She puts all of her time and energy into making the coffee shop she owns with her best friend a success.  Consumed with customers and the daily grind, Carol has convinced herself that she doesn’t need anything or anyone else in her life. All that changes the day Grant walks into the Cafe Bean.

Christmas Rush by Barbara Sheridan: Ellie Bouchard died just after formulating a plan to see that her only child Remy would be reunited with the one person he was too stubborn to acknowledge as “The One”. Determined to see her plan through, Ellie will do whatever it takes—including heavenly blackmail and a few sneaky tricks—to see her son reunited with his childhood companion Michael Carson.

A Winter Solstice Kiss by Kelley Heckart: When Brianna decides to attend the Winter Solstice masquerade ball, she never thought she would end up kissing a handsome knight beneath the mistletoe, but they part without exchanging names and phone numbers—how will they find each other again?

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Title: ChristmaSin’: A Juliette Christmas Epistle

Release Date: 11/1/2009

Author: Ed Williams

Author Website: http://www.ed-williams.com; http://www.christmasinthebook.com

Publisher: Champagne Books

Buy Link: http://www.champagnebooks.com/books/index.php?main_page=index&manufacturers_id=82&zenid=66c36dcf505f1d76085a6dee1e364f98

Genre: Mainstream Fiction/Humor

Heat Level: Sweet

Blurb:

“The walk back into the house is a lot longer on account of toting this heavy-ass wood, and by the time we both get inside, we are hassling pretty hard. Ed Jr. turns, looks at us, laughs, and then tells us that he is going to recite an old Christmas poem for us that he’d heard many years ago. We know that it is going to be good, when he tells us to sort of listen out for Mama, and that if she happens to come into the room, mum’s the word. Once we all understand the ground rules, my dad clears his throat and recites this tender rhyme for us:

“Santa’s outfit is red and white, it’s all that he has, but it fits just right, his boots are black, his balls are blue, being cold all night does that to you.
He has a doll for Cindy, a dog for Fred, and a New Orleans woman, sittin’ in his sled.
He laughs so jolly, never sad nor whiny, now he’s off in his sleigh, to hone some Louisiana heiny.”

Melting the Slopes

Title: MELTING THE SLOPES

Release Date: December 2009

Author: WILLIAM MALTESE (with Jason Edding and Ethan Day)

Author Website:

http://www.williammaltese.com

http://www.myspace.com/williammaltese

Publisher: MLR Press

Buy Link: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=ANTHSLPE

Genre: m/m anthology

Blurb: How much heat do men need to melt so much snow? Erotic m/m tales based upon hot sex, cold snow, and hot drinks.

AMemoryonRecord

Title: A Memory on Record

Release date: 12/08

Author: Adrianne Brennan

website/buy link: http://www.adriannebrennan.com/amor.html

Publisher: Freya’s Bower

Genre: vampire/paranormal erotic romance

Blurb: Winter Solstice marks the longest night of the year, a time for honoring many different holiday traditions. For vampires, observing the day when the sun shines the least is a sacred event.

Finding Jesse, Amanda’s lover and Sire, the right gift for the Winter Solstice brings her great frustration this holiday season. A treasured memory provides the ideal solution to her predicament. Despite all that has changed in her life, can she uncover a way to show him how much she cares?

LongestNight

Title: The Longest Night

Release date: 12/08

Author: Adrianne Brennan

website/buy link: http://www.adriannebrennan.com/ln.html

Publisher: Freya’s Bower

Genre: f/f vampire/paranormal erotic romance

Blurb: Winter Solstice marks the longest night of the year, a time for honoring many different holiday traditions. For vampires, observing the day when the sun shines the least is a sacred event.

Merideth’s girlfriend Erin has invited her to honor this occasion at her apartment. Sneaking away from her duties at Clan Gladius, Merideth finds a warm and passionate embrace awaiting her to distract her from her woes. But with so much on their minds, how will Erin and Merideth spend their longest night together?