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October Swag Giveaway

It’s that time again at Literary Lagniappe. And first up, congrats are in order for our September winner – Lynn! And now onto the good stuff – if you’re not familiar, each month, we’ll be conducting a swag giveaway. All you have to do to enter, is to comment on each new post this month. Each time you comment, you’ll earn an entry. Want more ways to enter? Follow our Rafflecopter link below the pic and earn even more entries that way…

This month we’re giving away a secret swag pack filled with convention swag from multiple authors and ebooks!

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Mastering Your Impulses with Sara Brookes

One of the most awesome things about writing futuristic and sci-fi is getting to use my imagination to create the most unique gadgets. For my contemporary series, I have to keep things grounded for the most part. Sure I can expand on technology that already exists, beef it up a bit (because this is fiction, after all), but since it’s a contemporary setting, I usually stay within a set of “reality” rules. However, when I venture into the world of SFF, anything is possible!

Most of the “gadgets” on my fictional planet of Sypricon are sexual in nature. They are biometric sex toys, if you will, that sync with the wearer to heighten their sexual experience. Collars, floggers, whips, chains, ropes, etc you name it and it contains the “impulse” technology. We’re not lucky enough to have anything like that here on our planet, but that hasn’t stopped some people from coming up with some really far out there items to enhance their sex life.

Carbonite Kink

162068Wha? Haven’t you always wanted to play a frozen Han Solo?


Not to leave the guys out of this – they can find some suck…er, loving with some bite.


Save the world, have an orgasm. Okay, so this one isn’t real, but is the coolest by far…

So what would be your ultimate, maybe not yet invented, pleasure toy? Or, for those too shy to share, what is the most outrageous sex toy you’ve ever found while surfing the web? One lucky commenter today will win a $15.00 gift certificate to Think Geek! Contest is open until midnight, Sunday, November 2nd. 



Impulse Control releases November 4th, 2014. But is available for Pre-Order now, just .99 cents!

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Selene Orosova has come to Sypricon for one reason–distraction. And she is convinced the exclusive BDSM club, Tawse, is the place to escape the haunting nightmare of being a Planetary Marshal. She just wants to get in and get off. And she’s never met a Dom she couldn’t walk away from.

Until she meets this Sypricon Master…

Vaughn is immediately captivated by Selene. There is a wildness about her that he yearns to tame. But he knows he’ll have to break through her walls in order to get her on her knees. Determined, Vaughn pushes every limit she has with an authority no one else has been willing to give her. She’ll just need the courage to accept his command…and his love.

Warning: Contains a Dom willing to go the distance with a lesson in pleasure using technology-infused nipple clamps, collars, cuffs and floggers.
Playing with toys never felt so satisfying.


Sara Brookes is an award-winning author who has always been fascinated by the strange, the unusual, the twisted and the lost (tortured heroes are her personal favorite). She is an action movie junkie, addicted to coffee and has been known to stay up until the wee hours of the morning playing RPG video games. Despite all this geekiness, she is a romantic at heart and is always a sucker for an excellent love story.

Find Sara on Twitter, Facebook, her website or in front of one of her many gaming systems.



Interview with Hermes by Rebekah Lewis

Rebekah: Good morning, Hermes. How are you today?

Hermes: Awesome? And you?

Rebekah: Pretty good. Are you ready to start this interview?

Hermes: I live to be interviewed.

Rebekah: *mumbles* You do like to talk.

Hermes: What was that?

Rebekah: Nothing. Okay, first question: what’s the first thing you did when I left you at the end of Mercury Rising?

Hermes: I went back to Greece to check on Pan.

Rebekah: Were you secretly hoping you-know-who would be there?

Hermes: Can I plead the fifth? Because I think I am going to plead the fifth…

Rebekah. Haha, sure. Is Apollo giving you any trouble?

Hermes: Strangely, I haven’t seen much of him since. Which worries me more. It means he is up to something. Rumor has it he has been hanging around a certain god that enjoys wine, and that bodes ill for everyone.

Rebekah: What’s next for you?

Hermes: Don’t you know?

Rebekah: You’re being strangely hesitant in this interview.

Hermes: Because you know already!

Rebekah: Hermes…

Hermes: FINE! I need to check in on Melancton, but I am not sure he will be happy to see me.

Rebekah: Is anyone happy to see you?

Hermes: Your readers.

Rebekah: Touché!


Book Blurb:



Nymphs in peril, obsessive gods, females who literally cannot admit when they’re wrong, and unruly satyrs. Just another typical day for Hermes.

When Zeus refuses to demand Apollo release Daphne from captivity in Olympus, the only option left is for Hermes to free the nymph himself. A simple task for a god with his skillset, but risking the wrath of Apollo never went well for anyone.

However, imprisoned nymphs aren’t distraction enough when a former flame crashes back into Hermes’ life. It’s been a long time since he laid eyes on Hybris, and the timing couldn’t be worse. As the goddess of hubris, she has many quirks—such as being incapable of apologizing. And no matter how much she tries to assure him she can be trusted, the memory of her betrayal remains.

As they formulate a plan to rescue Daphne, Hermes soon suspects no threat is greater than the tribulations of the heart.

Don’t miss the first part of The Adventures of Hermes, a companion series to The Cursed Satyroi


Buy Links: 

Breathless Press

Giveaway: One lucky commenter will win a copy of Mercury Rising. Contest ends 10/30 at 11:59PM EDT. 

Author Bio:


Rebekah Lewis holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. She is an award-winning cover artist for digital publishers, and enjoys every minute of it when not immersed into a world of satyrs and Greek gods. Always feeling the need to be productive, she can be found creating something whether with words or images, or with arts and crafts. She resides in Savannah, GA with her cat, Bagheera.


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Get Your Geek On with Sara Brookes

There is a show on that EVERYONE seems to be watching. I see comments about it enough the night that it airs. My timelines on both FB and Twitter fill with “OMG!” and “EWWWWWW.” and all kinds of variations. Most of the time, the posts amuse me. I love to see people so passionate about something they’re fully invested in.

To be honest, I own the first season of the show and have watched the first few episodes. Did they interest me? Yes, the concept was simple but original enough to keep me watching. Was I invested? That’s where the real question comes in. I liked the show. I like the characters. But I watched the episodes a few years ago and I haven’t had a burning desire to continue. At this point, I’m several seasons behind, so it would take a bit to catch up. I have other shows that I am more vested in that I would put first. But it does make me wonder what I’m missing.

Have you ever had an instance where everyone else appears to be watching a show you’re either marginally invested in or have no interest whatsoever and wonder what the heck it is that didn’t strike you the same?

BTW, the show I’m talking about?



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