For those of you who missed it, I had another short story published last week in the second annual charity anthology for a small collaboration of writers I like to work with. Last year, Marie Piper talked five writers into crafting novellas based around the theme of being snowed in. The resulting romance collection was Melt, and all proceeds went to charities that support mental health research and aide.
This year, Ms. Piper challenged us all to create short stories around the theme of a haunted house for the aptly named Haunt. The writing group swelled to nine talented authors with backgrounds ranging from science-fiction, to historical romance and each author brought their A game for another good cause. All proceeds from Haunt will go to Chicago-area charities that provide services for the homeless. Click here to read about the inspiration on behind the stories on Gregory Norris's Blog.
I've since been asked why I participate in these collections. The reasons are many. The camaraderie of talented creators is always invigorating. It's fun to see where my brain will take me when I'm under the constraints of a specific call. But mainly, in a world as full of upheaval as ours has been the past few years, it feels good to put my talents to use helping others.
Now you can feel good by purchasing a book you know will help others. Go grab your copy of Haunt (get Melt too if you haven't already) and settle in for some great short stories that also help put a little good back in the world. I promise it's worth every penny.
Life gets busy
It's been a while since I've posted. Those of you who keep up with my various forms of social media might have seen that I've been working on a few different projects and I've had friends in from out of town. Life will do that.
So here's what I've been up to -
Since it's October we'll start with the spook stuff. Get the shivers with HAUNT, a collection of nine brand-new and wide-ranging tales all about haunted dwellings. The call asked for what we thought of when we thought "Haunted House" so these stories range from a little romantic to straight up suspense thriller. I've been gleefully surprised to see what my fellow authors did with their stories. Haunt is the second annual charity anthology by some of my author friends (following last year's MELT - Link here) and all proceeds will go to Chicago-area charities that provide services for the homeless population. The anthology wraps with my story People who live in Glass Sanitoriums. It goes on sale Oct 17 but you can Pre-Order it Here.
Love Thy Neighbor, my short story about femdom in an abandoned church, is in SinCyr Publishing's new release GETTING IT Buy it here This Femdom Anthology is comprised of thirteen sexy stories ranging from the sweet, new Domme finding her footing to the young man discovering that pain doesn’t have to be self-inflicted. Whether French cuisine tickles your tongue, pain twists into pleasure, or rape fantasies occupy your dreams, this delicious collection is for you. Mild dominance and hardcore BDSM entwine in Getting It, pushing characters and readers to embrace their innermost sensational desires in healthy, consensual ways. The book is edited by S.B. Roark and Sienna Saint-Cyr. SinCyr Publishing is dedicated to "Shifting rape culture one sexy story at a time."
It was big news for me earlier in the year, and this November you finally get to see the finished product. The lovely CM Peters and I get to launch our own anthology for SinCyr Publishing. WORKING IT is full of hardworking men and women who like to play just as hard. We've got a fantastic lineup of authors both new and well-established. The presale link will be out to you soon!
I'm reading as much as possible right now, letting some thoughts bubble on a new novel I've been itching to start and possibly another collaboration in the works. Never a dull moment!
Harley Easton is a Renaissance woman dabbling in everything life offers. She's worked at a theme park, found expert witnesses, been a guest lecturer at a national museum, and worked with medical students. Putting experience and insanity to good use, she's become an author specializing in erotic, romantic, and speculative fiction.