He slips away, letting Jamie hug a pillow instead, and covers him with a spare blanket so he doesn’t get cold.
And then he breaks the rules completely.
This is a hookup party. But this was not a hookup, and Eric knows it. He thinks Jamie knows it, too. After all, Jamie was the one to describe what Eric was doing as his perfect fantasy, to describe Eric as his perfect fantasy.
Eric has to take the chance. He’s already this deep—he’ll never forgive himself if he lets it go.
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Eric left the BDSM scene years ago because he couldn’t find the right partner, opting instead to meet men in quiet coffee shops and piano bars.But when his friend invites him to a posh hook-up party, he meets first time sub Jamie, who he convinces to detail his sexual fantasies during a passionate night together.
The pair soon embark on a relationship that introduces Jamie to the BDSM scene, and plays out his fantasies one by one. But as they approach the final fantasy, will Eric be able to walk away?
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Load the Dice
by Moriah Gemel
A 10-Episode Series
Pricing (All prices US):
A la Carte Digital: $1.99 per episode—Episode One is free.
A la Carte Print: $15.99
Digital Subscription: $9.99 for twice-monthly episodes, plus multi-format eBook bundle at conclusion of the series.
The Bundle: $15.99 for twice-monthly episodes, plus print and multi-format eBook bundle at the conclusion of the series.
Pre-orders begin worldwide July 31st for the Digital subscription
US/Canada: Pre-Orders for Digital and Bundle pricing available July 31st.
International Deal: Purchase the Digital subscription to follow along now, then buy the book and send a photo or pdf of your receipt within a month of publication to email@example.com to have your account credited by the difference between the A la Carte Print+Digital Subscription you have purchased and The Bundle pricing. All prices and credits in US dollar value.
Episode One is available for free worldwide September 9th. The print edition will be available after the series concludes online in January 2015.
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Thanks for the question!
Rather than post detailed guidelines that admittedly could be kind of hilarious (“You can touch this, but you can’t insert that”), we are going to leave this to your good judgment, just like if you are posting a fic and adding a rating. But here’s a tip: If you would use the word “porn” to describe your submission, you might want to dial it back a notch for this particular project.
Can it include sex? Sure! We love sex. And R-rated movies (and fan fics) include it, sometimes prominently. But consider how you are depicting it for this particular project. We’re not saying that we won’t have an erotica project sometime in the future—we just launched our Consent imprint for erotica, after all—but the Summer Love Anthology isn’t it.
You can find Melissa Graves’ Bleeding Heart on The Nile right now! You can also order our books at your local brick and mortar book retailers. We’re noticing that it’s availability at worldwide site was not instantaneous, and it is continues to populate book retailers around the world this morning, so you may need to be patient for a day or two if it isn’t showing up on your local store’s database. The best thing to do is take note of the ISBN on our sales page, and provide that to your local book seller.
Thanks for the question! Bringing this one back…
How Do You Buy Interlude Books?
Sound like a silly question? Not really, considering the complexities of delivering books around the world, but we’ve done our best to make it as easy and affordable as possible to purchase print and digital books from Interlude Press (though we’ll admit, we find the hoops that must be jumped to ship to our neighbors to the north more than a little vexing).
Our bookstore will open sometime shortly after midnight ET, May 13th. To make ordering a little easier, we’ve prepared this handy cheat sheet.
Where to buy print books: US & Canada: For delivery to the US or Canada, all IP books can be pre-ordered and purchased direct fromInterludePress.com. After their release date, books can also be ordered from Amazon, Barnes & Noble online and your local bookstore.
Where to buy print books: International: IP has contracted with a major global book distributor which currently delivers to 195 countries worldwide. For delivery outside the US and Canada, print books can be ordered from your regional online book retailer as well as your local bookstore as of the book’s publication date.
eBooks: No matter where you live, you can order eBooks direct from Interlude Press, as well as from Amazon, the Apple iBookstore, Barnes & Noble online and other online retailers. The advantage of buying direct from IP? When you buy an eBook at InterludePress.com, you will receive it as a multi-format bundle (ePub, pdf, mobi) for all your digital devices. Third party retailers will only offer eBooks in the format supporting their affiliated digital device (such as Amazon’s Kindle or B&N’s Nook).
US & Canada Promotion: Pre-orders for IP’s first three titles begin May 13th on InterludePress.com, and if you order before the release date, you can also receive a free multi-format eBook bundle so you can read it on all your digital devices.
International Promotion: Order from your local or online book retailer when the book is published. Send a photo or pdf of your receipt within two months of the release date to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you a free eBook bundle of that title.
Bleeding Heart (available July 22, 2014)
$15.99 US print / $9.99 US eBook
Platonic (available July 29, 2014)
$17.99 US print / $9.99 US eBook
Forever Man (available August 5, 2014)
$17.99 US print / $9.99 US eBook
FALL FOR INTERLUDE PRESS
Our fall titles include our first title and first episode series for Interlude’s new Consent imprint for erotic fiction, a trans-Atlantic romance and two novels that will leave you hungry (and thirsty) for more, including the first novel written exclusively for IP.
September: Load the Dice begins. A 10-episode, twice-monthly series from the Consent Imprint for erotica.
October: Sotto Voce
November: The Bones of You
December: Chef’s Table, an IP exclusive.
For the couple who asked -
How lucky can we get? We’re more than a little dazzled by thisdoesnotsuck's gorgeous artwork for Right Here Waiting. And yes, we just sat here and stared at it for a while.
Here is some “insider information” from someone who works at Barnes and Noble. If you want to get Bleeding Heart at the bookstore and not just online it is available to be shipped to store! Since it’s not from a well know author, publishing company, etc they will not usually carry it. But you can call and request that the Barnes and Noble orders a copy into the store for you. Then you can pick it up. This means the local store you buy it from gets credit for the sale and it goes through the store itself, which is good.
It’s also so surreal to see the name “Interlude Press” on the computer at work! So proud to see what fandom has done.
We love seeing that! And we’ve had fun watching Melissa’s book climb the Amazon ranks today, and gradually get added to online bookstores around the world.
We should take a second to clarify a comment in the string for this post regarding bookstores, POD and a store’s ability to return books that don’t sell.
Bookstores typically will not order books that they cannot return to the distributor if the books don’t sell. Some POD (print-on-demand) publishers do not allow retailer returns. We do. Ingram, our distributor, gives us the option to permit retailer returns in the U.S. and a few other countries. We decided to allow bookstores to return unsold books so that our readers could easily order books from stores around the world.
And we have to confess, one of the things we did today was walk into a B&N and inquire about ordering Bleeding Heart, which we were able to do.
The longest title that has gone through copy edit is The Bones of You, which came in just south of 145,000 words. (The ARC is 380 pages.)
Yes! You will be able to purchase Sotto Voce (note from Girliesportsjunkie: “Aaaawww, thank you!!”), Forever Man and all the IP titles in print in the UK after their release date. (That’s 10/21 for Sotto Voce and 7/5 for Forever Man.)
On a side note, we’ve had great fun this morning watching Bleeding Heart begin to show up in online bookstores around the world. The first one we saw? Australia’s The Nile. Also, we now know that Bleeding Heart is selling for 794 rupee in India, plus 100 rupee for shipping.
We’re just starting to dig out from under our 24-Hour Launch Party, but we will be following up shortly with all of our prize winners—from eBook raffle winners to viewers who asked questions and scored swag and that one lucky viewer who won the Oscar Wilde action figure. Trust us, that one was a hot commodity!
We’ll be starting with the raffle winners. We’ll be reaching out to you in the next 1-2 days with information on the credit for your eBook.
If your question got on the air, you have won a little something from IP. It’s going to take us a few days to ID all of you, but as we do, we’ll be in contact to find out where to send your prizes! (If you know that your question got answered, you can drop us a note and confirm which panel answered your question, if you like.)
Thanks again for playing along, everyone and maybe we’ll do it again sometime… just not for 24 hours straight!