Thursday, March 1, 2012

Hot Rod cancelled by publisher

Starbooks Press has decided to cancel Hot Rod because they have decided to only publish anthologies edited by their staff. Sorry to my authors who submitted to this anthology.

You can still buy Nerdvana edited by me from them.


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Hot Rod: Call for Submissions

Hot Rod edited by Fred Towers

Word count & payment: 2000-3999 $25; 4000-5000 $50; reprints at a lower rate, but original stories are preferred.

Publisher: Starbooks Press in 2012

Due Date: October 1, 2011

Rev your engines, gentlemen!

Sex and cars are meant for each other. The sexy mechanic comes to mind first, but think beyond that. Take me from the invention of the automobile into the future of it. How does it bring men together? Think drivers, engineers, assemblers, parts specialist, restorers, race car drivers, etc. Another favorite fantasy is a sexy cop pulling overf a speeding driver. What's his punishment/reward? Think muscles, men, and cars. Classics are hot too. Futuristic and concept autos are waiting for hot men in the future. Two male hippies practice make love not war in the back of a 60s love van, sexy models sprawled across cars at a car show, two horny guys at a drive-in or at a make out spot. Ever wonder what two horny country boys do in the bed of their pick up truck? What sexual favors does the race car winner receive?

To learn more about Fred Towers, check his blog. Email him at the address in the left hand column with "Hot Rod submission" in the subject line.

I look forward to your smutty car-related smut.


Brief Encounters

My story, Lusty Librarian was just released in Brief Encounters edited by Shane Allison from Cleis Press. I glanced at the table of contents and saw a lot of great writers, such as Rob Rosen, M.Christian, Simon Shepherd, and many more.

Smuttily Yours,

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Bryl R. Tyne: Nerdvana Author Interview

When I asked reviewers to write a book review for Nerdvana, two of them said they'd love to because they love reading Bryl's work. After that I knew I HAD to interview Bryl R. Tyne for my blog. I know you'll fall in love with this author like the reviewers did.

1) What inspired your Nerdvana story?

You called for Nerds and Geeks. You asked that we show how brains are just as sexy as brawn (if not more so). I did as instructed, sat down, and wrote EXPOSED.

Baggage-laden Clay's a geek trying to perform his way to the top of the IT gaming world when he meets Dave--cool, laid-back, easy-going, poser, Dave. Doesn't take long before Clay's infatuated with both Dave and his bike, though... All hell breaks loose when Dave's given the promotion Clay's worked so hard to achieve, but of course, like all my stories, the guys work their way toward their happy ending.

2) How did you get into writing gay erotica?

I wrote. So far, all I've written is LGBT fiction.

Seems like a simple answer, but that's how it happened. I wrote my first story. Then, I stopped and asked myself, "Who in the hell's going to publish this?" Being in the closet all those years had it's disadvantages--one being that I had no clue of the many publishers already publishing the stuff or of the many readers already reading it.

3) What other erotica projects do you have coming out soon?

TOUGH GUY, a contemporary Western with Amber Allure came out on October 31st.

December 10th, JUST WINK, a short story published in Changeling Press's Christmas Sugar Plums will be out.

I'm also wrapping up two novellas that'll be out in 2011, one for Amber Allure called Behind Blue Eyes and one for Dreamspinner Press called Rite of Passage.

4) What non-erotic projects have you written?

All of my works out with Untreed Reads Publishing are non-erotic. Currently, I have a mini-series about an unconventional guardian angel named Zagzagel. The Zagzagel Diaries show that all people, regardless of gender or sexuality, have a guardian angel on their side. I also have a few single titles in the works with Untreed Reads.

Additionally, I write YA Queer Fiction as B.J. Holt, sometimes with my son, Zak Gaap. Our first story will be out the first of 2011 with Noble Gateway Romance. It's titled, NOT QUITE PIZZA.

5) Do you have a website or blog your fans can follow?

Official sites:

Two blogs. One's on my official site, the other is through Google blogger.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Book Review: Queeroes

Superhero Fiction, Gay Fiction, YA Fiction
Title: Queeroes: Save the Gay, Save the World
ISBN: 1590212150 Publisher: Lethe Press Books
Book Review: Even though I heard that Lethe Press Books released Queeroes because it was difficult to find in the U.S. under the Canadian publisher, I read and reviewing the Canadian copy. I don't know if there are any differences in the Lethe version of the book.
I enjoyed this book, but my partner struggled with it. The difference is that I'm a superhero fiend, and he isn't. He felt that it was too immature and geared toward a much younger audience than him. I found myself as a queer teen in the teen drama. If you're like me and love anything superhero, especially GLBT superhero, you'll want this in your collection. If you're more like my partner and want a gay teen superhero novel with more maturity, you may prefer Hero by Perry Moore.
I found the story line fun and exciting. Bereznai uses humor in the characters, the powers, and the plot twists. The villain's "creations" confused me some, but I didn't let that stop me from enjoying the story. His power was unique, at least to me.
I recommend this book to GLBT teens, superhero fiends like me, and others who can handle the teen drama of being queer, having powers, and still dealing all the other teen crap that goes on.
Review by Fred Towers

Nerdvana Contest

Hey, guys,
Do you want to win a free autographed copy of Nerdvana? Would you rather give one to a loved one? If so, here's your chance.

1) Write your nerdiest, smuttiest experience in 500 words or less.
2) Submit it to me at fredtowers at yahoo dot com by November 15th.
3) Put "Nerdvana Contest" in the subject line.
4) Send your name, address and name of your story in the email.
5) Do NOT put any of your personal information on the story itself.
6) In the email, tell me the name of the person you want listed in the book, if it is different than the author of the contest entry.
7) The winning entry will be published on my blog, after Boy Beaver and Fred Towers decide which story wins.
8) Do NOT enter if it is illegal in your area.

Any entries that don't follow all the rules listed will be deleted.

I look forward to reading your nerdy smut.
Fred Towers

Newest Custom Erotica Writer

I am the newest staff writer for Custom Erotica Source. If you want a customized, erotic story, head over to the site and order one. You can even choose me as the writer.

I look forward to getting smutty with you.