Proof positive that I’m insane:
I’m making my promo for RT.
Yes, making. As in by hand. Each one is slightly different for the most part. I bought a bunch of chunky beads and smaller glass beads at Jo-Anns, Michaels, and Hobby Lobby. Cute mask charms from Etsy. I printed some heavy, glossy business cards at VistaPrint.
And watched some tutorials to figure out how to bead.
Middle and I got busy today. We worked off and on for probably 6-7 hours and I have a whopping… 65 made. I ran out of my black chunky beads and used up one roll of cord. I have several yards of 4mm silk ribbon on its way along with some more charms, this time handcuffs.
Snickers. Okay, I’m punchy and half blind after making so many book thongs. Some are doubled, some are single. Some have beads on both ends. After nearly crying because the first 10 tangled up so badly I had to cut them apart (even though I put them on the door knob to keep them organized), I started taping them to cardboard. Because yeah, I’m going to have to figure out how to get these suckers down to New Orleans!
65 made. Only at least 135 more to go! More if I can make them in time.
I’ll also be making more to give away via the newsletter and here on the blog as we get closer to The Billionaire Submissive’s release date, June 17th.
Happy birthday, Lord Regret! To celebrate Lord Regret’s Price’s release from Samhain, I’m offering several prizes, including:
A free electronic copy (any format) of Lord Regret’s Price
A free electronic copy (any format) of Lady Doctor Wyre (book 1, if you need it)
A custom Her Grace’s Stable make-up size bag created by Haut Totes filled with pens, bookmarks, etc.
Winner’s choice $25 gift certificate to any online ebook retailer (Amazon, B&N, etc.).
I’ll ship the bag anywhere on the planet and you can comment on this blog post as many times as you’d like. BONUS: Post a comment on this blog post with any online review or rating you post for an extra entry.
Just enter using Rafflecopter below!
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It feels like his day has been a long time coming, but Lord Regret’s Price is just around the corner! (Next week, dies!!) If you enjoyed Lady Doctor Wyre, I hope you’ll give Lord Regret a chance. There are more hijinks and inventions, a new world to explore, and yes, more relationship exploration between Charlie, Sig, and Gil. Yes, they had their “happy” ending in Lady Wyre, but committed relationships take a lot of work to keep healthy and strong, even more so in a ménage.
Did you ever wonder exactly who Sig was? Which House he could claim? How exactly did ladies come to rule in Britannia? It’s all revealed in Lord Regret’s Price!
So if you’re able to post a review anywhere online, please drop me a note with your desired format and I’ll gladly provide a review copy.
Here’s what Vivian Archer had to say on GoodReads:
Burkhart can be depended on to deliver strong characters and a high level of sensuality and that is evident here. The one great torment? Gil. The tension between Gil and Sig is killing me. Sweet mercy above.
He had the distinct longing to touch those marks and see what else she’d done to Sig.
This is beginning to feel like the Dance of the Seven Veils, and being the barbaric heathen that I am…I want to rip them all off at once.
Recommended for steampunk devotees, cultural melange lovers and polyamory fans
Coming December 17th from Samhain, book 2 of Lady Wyre’s adventures and book 3 in the Jane Austen Space Opera series!
What an incredible review from Naamah at BDSM Book Reviews! This is one of those that set me beaming for days and there are too many wonderful snippets that make it difficult for me to pick one, so definitely stop over to read the whole thing.
Burkhart has accomplished something extraordinary here: a genuine ménage story, one where everyone loves everyone else, and the reader likes and identifies with everyone equally.
She has also accomplished another feat in Arthur’s character: an alpha male who is not a narcissistic, pushy ass, and who also bottoms and eventually submits, rather than being depicted as unilaterally dominant. It’s something all too rare in erotica; unfortunate, because it’s fucking delicious. I genuinely got lightheaded at a couple of points, and more than once, his unexpected behavior genuinely surprised me – but in a way that was perfect for the plot and only deepened his character. Just perfect.
Thankfully, there is a good deal of rough sex here. Really, really good rough sex. And lots of chewy, tasty anguish. My love of angst had several multiple orgasms, I think, but the book did not leave me in a bad place, making it just about perfect.
Well-done, all around. Very well-done.
Thank you so much, Naamah!
Two new reviews for Her Grace’s Stable are up at GoodReads:
This story is a sequel to Lady Doctor Wyre, and continues Joely Sue Burkhart’s amazing world building! You will come away from these books wishing you could walk around in this world and meet these characters. … Character at conflict with self seems to recur a lot in Joely Sue’s books and I love it! Arthur hates the needs he has and yet he can’t deny them either. He will need Lady Blackmyre’s strong hand and whip to help him accept himself and her and Cole. ~ Chibiboo
This book runs the gamut of kinky good times. I wasn’t sure if I would really enjoy a book about pony play, but I’m not surprised that I did. Ms. Burkhart viewed the kink not as something to be ashamed of, but something to revel in, and mixed it wonderfully among some deliciously hot m/f, m/m, and m/m/f sex. But it’s not just about trussing up men like ponies and running them around a private ring! There’s a fight for men’s equal rights (which I loved), a conspiracy with the ponies, not to mention Violet’s illness. I loved the twist at the end.
I’m not normally one to read 1800s historical romances, they’re just not my thing. But mix in a little steampunk and a broken hero like Arthur, a loyal fellow like Cole, and a tough-as-nails heroine like Violet and I’m on board in a heartbeat. ~ R. E. Butler
I’m also at Here Be Magic today talking about what originally inspired this series: A Regency Drinking Game!
Lady Blackmyre arrives today along with her bronies Cole and Arthur!
I usually take release day off from the Evil Day Job so I can be neurotic all day. However, thanks to a big project moving to production at the end of this month and Littlest’s birthday, I decided to take the one day off I could swing tomorrow for her. That means I have to still work and think even if I’m neurotic! And that’s probably a good thing that I’m not haunting social media and posting like crazy because yeah, that’s annoying too.
So a huge thank you to everyone who takes Her Grace’s Stable out for a ride! I’m giving away a free copy over on Facebook. There’s still time to enter since I won’t be able to do much until tonight after work. I’m also going to be giving away a custom Haut Totes cosmetic bag later this month once I receive it.
I’ll leave you with this glorious picture. This is always how I’ll see Arthur, wild and free and powerful. No wonder Violet…and Cole…are so attracted to the big brute!
Two reviews for Her Grace’s Stable are in!
From Vivian Archer via GoodReads: 4.5 stars
If you’ve read many of my reviews then you know I’ve fallen out of favor with a lot of MF literature, and technically this is MMF, but usually the women in those configurations are a waste of space, too. Burkhart has always been an exception–Love her writing. Her women are intelligent and emotionally balanced–not a twit or basket case in the lot!
I was a little leery of a book that leaned as much to femdom as this one promised just because in so many of them the dommes come off as psychotic bitches–I don’t enjoy abuse masquerading as power exchange. The relationships between the main characters are definitely symbiotic and NOT parasitic.
Recently, I’ve been finding stories that feature puppy or pony play that is not humiliation driven, but rather a celebration and joyful experience. I was thrilled to find that here in HER GRACE’S STABLES. The interactions between the Duchess of Blackmyre (Violet), Cole and Arthur are beautiful. The dynamics are sexy with one gentle pony and one stallion in the mix under the direction of a firm but loving hand. This is the most sensually erotic pony play I’ve read.
The other review is 4 stars from RT Book Reviews and will be in the July issue! “Character development is excellent, especially that of Arthur, who must re-discover his humanity.”
If you’re interested in reviewing HGS please contact me. Thank you!
The first review for Her Grace’s Stable is in!
I read the book in one day because I could not put it down. The characters and backstory were fabulous. The sex wasn’t all pony play, either, and the other erotic scenes were more to my liking. I really enjoyed the book, and would happily read more from these characters, should Joely write another story featuring them. The world is fabulous, and there are even a few nods to LADY DOCTOR WYRE (book 1 in the series) near the end of this book.
Thank you, Nicole!
To celebrate Vicki in print, I’m going to give away a signed print copy of Yours to Take and a $25 gift certificate to any online bookstore (AMZ, B&N, etc.) This time, I’ll try out Rafflecopter to manage the entries. One of the ways you can enter is to simply comment on this blog post.
I’m working on Mama Connagher’s book, tentatively titled A Hard Woman. If you’ve read any of the other Connagher books, what do you think about her? e.g. is there a particular detail you have in your mind? A habit or trait you’ve picked up from the other books? I’m just curious to see what people think of her, even though she’s never had a POV before.
Of course you can just throw your name in the hat by commenting on this entry too. This giveaway is open to anyone on the planet!
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