Saturday, December 28, 2019

Would you like an In the Absence of Light audiobook?

I need your help. I would like to have In the Absence of Light made into an audiobook narrated by Kirt Graves (he narrated Nox).

ITAOL has been out for five years so there is no way for Tantor Audio to gauge interest in ITAOL.

If you are interested in buying an ITAOL audiobook, fill out the form. Share the form. We need at least 1000 names/emails to send to Tantor Audio. 

Let's bring Morgan to life!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Happy Holidays! And free books from Adrienne Wilder

Happy Holidays!
And free books!
For a limited time. Share MM romance with your friends.
My Brother’s Keeper #1: 
My Brother’s Keeper #2: 
My Brother’s Keeper #3: 
Seven (The Others Project #1): 
63 Days Later: A Holiday Tail:

One day left to get In the Absence of Light for free.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

We have a blurb! Sicari by Adrienne Wilder

by Adrienne Wilder
When Ben Corbin’s uncle is murdered, he comes into possession of information about the man responsible for the death of his mother and father. A man his uncle appeared to be hunting. Now Ben wants to finish what his uncle began. 

Jacob Moser fell into a cycle of drugs and abuse. His will broken, his life destroyed, he had no hope of survival. But the man who saved him is no angel; rather, the remnants left behind when all the complexities of what makes a person human are stripped away, leaving the darkest parts of a man. 

Marcel Serghi lives by the rules of his House. Rules ingrained in him as a child under the most brutal conditions meant to hone him into a perfect killer. And throughout his life, he has made vicious enemies. Now innocent lives have been swept up into a storm of revenge against him. 

But Marcel isn’t going to save them.

He’s going to change them. 

Because life is a gift.

The book is DONE. Just a little bit of a wrap up and then it is off to the editors... *sigh* Now back to Nox 2.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

What's going on and next book update + giveaway

I'm still here. I haven't been active online recently. I thought I would explain why. Nothing horrible, I promise.

I usually work on four or five books at a time. If I get stuck on a plot point in one book, I work on another till I figure out how to fix it. It could be days, weeks, or months before I figure out the problem. Sometimes I scrap most of a book and start again. I wish I could work on one book from start to finish like most writers, but my brain doesn't work that way.

When I finally finish the first draft, it is time to make revisions. I try to stick with the same book during the revision process so I can get it to my editors and then to you. This is when I go into my proverbial dragon's den and disappear online. 

For the last two months, I've been revising a book that might be the death of me. Six years ago (Yes! Six years), I started writing Sicari, a romantic suspense. One of the main characters, Marcel, has turned out to be the most challenging character I have ever written. He is a sociopath, and it is exhausting being in his head. He isn't one of the romantic interests, but everything revolves around Marcel.

But I am so close to the end of my revisions! Sicari is going to be 150K! My editor has been circling me in a predatory manner for weeks, waiting... 

So, that's where I've been. When I hand Sicari over to the editors, I will be free-ish...cause edits. But I will emerge from my den, bask in the sun and get other things done! 

Thank you to all my patrons. I know I haven't been active, and only managing update Chimera Kittens and Bittersweet. I have signed all the books and swag that everyone has been waiting for. Unfortunately, the post offices are slammed right now. Sharon is putting the packages together and addressing them and hopes to mail them the last week of December. I've added extra stuff to make up for the delay.

As soon as I finish Sicari, I will jump back into Nox - book 2, The Darkest Night - Jeff's story, and some other surprises.

Thank you to everyone who has read my books, joined my patron, or left a review. Even though I'm in my dragon den, I always have time to respond to readers' questions. You can email me directly or tag me in Adrienne's Darkside of the Rainbow Facebook group.

Adrienne (Still in puppy hell. )

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

The Winter Wonderland Romance Reader Scavenger Hunt!

The Night Owl Romance Winter Wonderland online reader scavenger hunt ($500+ in Prizes) event is here! Enter between Dec 5th and the 19th. 

I'm taking part in another scavenger hunt with Night Owl Romance! You have the chance to win a Waterproof Kindle Paperwhite, Beauty & the Beast Items & Amazon cards. 

During this event I'm going to help you find some great new books. Make sure to check out my novel WILD along the way. 

Enter the giveaway at: 

This giveaway is open to the world with some items only available in the USA. Void where prohibited. Open to those 18 and over. 

August Vallory had it all. A modeling career, a man he loved, and the extended family he’d acquired in the business. Then the world he knew was torn away when the plane he was on crashed en route to a photo shoot.

Lost in the Alaskan wilderness, August doesn’t stand a chance.

No sane man would choose to live in the Alaskan bush unless he had something to hide. And Keegan Brooks has secrets darker than night, more dangerous than wolves, more brutal than an Alaskan winter.

Every day was a fight for his life until he stumbled upon a downed plane with a lone survivor. Now it’s no longer just Keegan’s life teetering on the edge of survival.

It’s his heart.
Amazon KU

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Night Owl Romance Hallowpalooza online reader scavenger hunt

The Night Owl Romance Hallowpalooza online reader scavenger hunt ($500+ in Prizes) event is here! 
Enter between Oct 10th and the 24th. 

I’ve teamed up with Night Owl Romance and other authors to bring you the chance to win a Waterproof Kindle Paperwhite, gift baskets & Amazon cards. 

During this event, I'm going to help you find some great new books. Make sure to check out my novel In the Absence of Light along the way. 

Participating Authors

This giveaway is open to the world with some items only available in the USA. Void where prohibited. Open to those 18 and over. 

Let the hunt begin!

Event Hashtags are: #Hallowpalooza #RomanceChick 


Friday, October 4, 2019

New Release from SJ Himes - Mastering the Flames

Congrats to SJ Himes on the release of 
Mastering the Flames.
Check out that hot cover!

Mastering the Flames (The Beacon Hill Sorcerer Book 4)
by SJ Himes
Kellie Dennis (Illustrator)
October 4, 2019
Guilt-ridden after the massacre of his family, Isaac Salvatore turned to binge drinking to escape the pain. Now twenty-four years old, Isaac is a recovering alcoholic woefully out of practice in the magical arts, leaving his fire affinity hanging on the edge of disaster. After a month of rehab, he returns to Beacon Hill and his family, determined to remain sober, learn to control his magic, and figure out a plan for his life that doesn't involve drinking.

Constantine Batiste is the oldest, most powerful vampire in the city. Born in ancient Gaul, the bastard son of a Celtic king, his long life has been shrouded in tragedy and horrors. Recent mistakes have left him wary and determined to guard his clan from all foes. When two of his clan members fall victim to an ancient evil, he summons the Necromancer of Boston for aid. Accompanying his older brother to the Tower is the handsome young fire mage once wounded by Constantine's arrogance, and their encounter reignites an attraction that burns within both Constantine and Isaac.

The answer to who is targeting the vampires of Boston is buried in the dark, early days of Constantine's transition to an immortal life. Isaac finds himself saddled with a painful insight into the evil cutting a swath through the supernatural population of Boston. While his brother, Angel, takes over the hunt to find and stop the threat to the city, Isaac struggles to find a balance between helping his brother and finding his own purpose and place in the world, free from his brother's shadow.

Falling in love wasn't part of his plan, but mastering the flames that burn between him and Constantine soon becomes the most important thing in his life, even as an ancient evil seeks to destroy them.

Mastering the Flames is the fourth book in The Beacon Hill Sorcerer series and is not a standalone. The series should be read in order for maximum enjoyment and understanding of the plot and characters. The Content Advisory is on the Copyright Page and can be seen by downloading a sample or using the Look Inside feature. 130k words.

SJ Himes website
My name is Sheena, and I have more pen names than I probably should. I write as SJ Himes, Revella Hawthorne, and Sheena Himes. I reside in the mountains of Maine (closer to Canada than I am to fresh lobster) on a 300-year-old farm beside a river in the woods.
My companions are my furbabies: Micah, my large dog who hates birds; and Wolf and Silfur, two cats who love me but hate each other. I write romances with an emphasis on plot and character development, and almost all my characters are LGBTQ+ and that’s on purpose.
To keep current on what I’m working on and where to find me on social media, go to my website:

See my Author Page for Revella Hawthorne for titles under that pen name. Happy reading!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

New Release: Bitter Sweet (Book 1): A Doxie Diaries Tale Paperback by Adrienne Wilder (Author), Inochihime (Illustrator)

Adrienne Wilder released his first graphic novel on Amazon. Bitter Sweet is a spin-off set in the Bound Gods world. He is lucky to have the Inochihime do the artwork. Bitter Sweet posts a page a week on Patreon. This is the first chapter. Patreons are on page 42. This first chapter is SFW, but the next one will be 18+. This is a Bound Gods story... ;)

You can buy the paperback version for $5.50 on Amazon. 
If you are at the $1 level on Patreon you can download the PDF. All patrons at the $5 and up level will be getting a print copy of Bitter Sweet in the mail.
Bitter Sweet is also posting for free on Webtoons. It is on page 7 and posts once a week.
Bitter Sweet (Book 1): A Doxie Diaries Tale Paperback
by Adrienne Wilder (Author), Inochihime (Illustrator)
September 22, 2019
Paperback: 25 pages
Jinx is a young god trying to survive the economic collapse that has altered the modern world. His gift, his genetic advantage, is what separates him from the average human. While his talents give him a survivor's edge, immortality can only be guaranteed by the nectar of the ambrosia flower. Ira is a Doxie, a young man born with the ability to produce ambrosia nectar once he consumes the flower. Like any Doxie, he wants nothing more than to serve the gods, and give them the ambrosia that makes them immortal. And if he's really lucky, he will be loved by the god who eventually claims him.

About the Author:Website-Twitter-Patreon
Adrienne's Darkside of the Rainbow FB group
Georgia born and bred, I am an artist, a writer, and a general pain in the ass.

I spend most of my days working on my next book or designing cover art for other writers. For stress relief, I do Olympic lifting and occasionally run (but hate it). I have been in love with writing since I was very young but it wasn't until recently that I decided to pursue it as a profession.

I have experimented in several genres and found that since I identify as male, male romance has been the most comfortable for me to write. I don't discriminate in my books. All characters are fair game. I do, however, prefer a happy ending at some level.

I don't write the standard romance book. Some might even argue that what I write isn't romance at all. Personally, I think of them as love stories, where even in a fantastical world, there are realistic outcomes to the obstacles the characters face.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Chimera: Bound Gods Book 1 French Translation released

Bound Gods #1: The Chimera was released in French! If you have French-speaking friends let them know and ask them to please leave a review there.

Yes! This is a different cover. I am slowly updating some of the Bound Gods covers so they match better. This cover will also replace the English version.

Kaleb Holten’s father’s debt to an* underground group The Association has just been called in, and the man can’t pay the loan. Instead of turning over his wealth, he releases his son and Kaleb finds himself thrown into a world where a class of men see themselves as untouchable. Going so far as to call themselves gods.

After the Great Economic Collapse, there are no laws that cannot be broken. And Kaleb is forced into a ten-year sentence of servitude where he will have no say, no rights, no value and yet be coveted and protected as if he were a priceless treasure.

Leo Roan, has slipped the noose the Association bound him with by breaking his addiction to ambrosia and Kaleb Holten was supposed to be his last assignment as a doxie Master. But something about the boy begins weaving a new net that will not only ensnare him but the conscious darkness inside, that craves pain, agony, suffering, and death.
Buy on Amazon

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Adrienne Wilder's hobby...corals

MinionS: Hey, here is a video and some pics of Adrienne's coral tank. He's a real nerd about corals so if you got questions or just want to talk about corals he'd love to hear from you!


Monday, September 9, 2019

Update on writing projects

MinionS here. I finally cornered Adrienne and made him give me an update on what he's writing.

Sicari: This is the next book that will release. Adrienne is currently doing the first round of self-edits. I'm looking forward to meeting Marcel, Jacob, Ben, and Sam. Fun fact. Adrienne has been working on this book off and on for four years! Marcel is the most challenging character he has written because he is a sociopath.

Sins of the Father: We refer to this as the "Priest" book. It is about 30% done and has gone through many changes, but I think Adrienne has settled on how this story will go. Dorian is the priest and Aiden is deaf. Writing Aiden has been a challenge for Adrienne because it is hard to show not tell when someone is deaf. But he likes a challenge.

Nox 2: This is about 10% done. The important thing is the plot/mythos has been worked out. So when he starts working on this more it should write quickly.

Sacrifice (Bound Gods 11 and 12): This is the final book (will be divided into two books) in the current Bound Gods arc. This is where lots of gods, doxies, and people will die. Who? *evil laughter* Wouldn't you like to too. Adrienne has told me very little. I don't think he knows who is going to die yet. Book 11 is about 50% done and Book 12 is about 70% done.

Darkest Night: Jeff's story is about 70% done.

Bitter Sweet: the yaoi-style webcomic drama Bound Gods spin-off. It is about a godling named Jinx and a doxie named Ira. There are 42 pages up on Patreon. The comic has started posting on webtoons for free. One page a week.

Chimera Kittens: A funny and smutty comic about Leo and Kaleb. There are 20 pages on Patreon. You can see censored pages at the $1 level. At the end of the comic, all patrons will get an uncensored PDF of the whole thing. 
There is also a finished webcomic called Chimera Christmas. Funny and smutty. Who knew the Chimera could do THAT with its tongue...

The audiobook of Nox is out. Kirt Graves is the narrator and does an excellent job!

The print copies of Pandora's Heart have been ordered for patrons at the $7 and up level. There will also be some other goodies coming with them.

Adrienne loves corals. Here is his tank: This is an old picture. He is cleaning and adding to it. I'll post a pic once it's done.

And no post would be complete without a pic of Adrienne's puppy Cinder. She has gotten so big! You can see videos of her in Adrienne's Darkside of the Rainbow FB group along with my new puppy Winter. You can see Finn and Pello's feet too!

I think I covered everything... Adrienne is still suffering from sinus trouble. He's got a new antibiotic so hopefully, he'll feel better soon. If you have any questions, you can ask in the comments or in the FB group. Adrienne will answer...but not about who will die in Sacrifice! *evil laugh*

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The Nox audiobook is now available!

The Nox audiobook is now available!

Adrienne Wilder (Author)
Kirt Graves (Narrator)
August 27, 2019
Listening Length: 15 hours and 11 minutes
Version: Unabridged
Whispersync for Voice: Ready
Publisher: Tantor Audio
A nude man invades Luca Suarez's home and protects him from creatures who cannot exist. Creatures hunting him.

The stranger can't tell Luca why. He can't even tell Luca his name. He remembers nothing until the moment he sees Luca. The only hint Luca has to the stranger's identity is a tattoo on his wrist: "N o X".

Nox doesn't know who he is, but he's sure of three things, his memory loss is temporary, the monsters chasing Luca are called Anubis, and his Alpha, Koda, sent Nox to protect him. There's just one problem.... Koda is Luca's brother who was murdered five years ago.

With each passing hour, Nox fills in the pieces painting an impossible truth. And with each passing hour, both men find themselves inexplicably attracted to each other. Something Luca is willing to embrace because he has nothing left to lose. And one Nox can't let happen because it could get Luca killed.

Contains mature themes.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Cover Reveal and Pre-order: Dragon's Hoard (Dragon War Chronicles Book 4) by A.G. Carothers

From AG Carothers:
"It's finally here people!! I've been sitting on this cover for months. It was like torture. Lol

AngstyG did another fabulous job on this cover folks AND what makes it even better is my custom dragon drawn by the always amazing Adrienne Wilder!! :)Adrienne took in the task of drawing the head of Anthony's dragon form and put up with my nitpicking to bring one of my favorite characters to life. <3Thank you so much!!" 
Dragon's Hoard is up for pre-order if you want to grab it now. :)

Previously on Dragon War Chronicles, the first strike was made against their enemies, but the cost was heavy.

Mourning their losses, Danica still must prepare for dragons that will be coming to woo her. She already knows the dragon she wants to mate to, but will she convince Kollin that she's ready to commit?

Of all the dragons going to Toulouse to meet Danica and see if they have a chance only one has a completely different agenda. He knows which dragon he wants and it isn't Danica. Will Xavier win the heart of Danica's brother?

Anchin Luu, Danica's brother and manager of her Las Vegas casino, Dragon's Hoard, has spent his whole life alone due to his deadly nature. A broken experiment and retired assassin Anchin isn't sure what to make of the water dragon that has invaded his life.

Love is in the air, but so is gunpowder. SLIPs going missing, Coyotes crashing parties, and a mating you'll never forget are all in store for you on the next exciting installment of Dragon War Chronicles.

Attention: This book contains explicit sexual content between consenting dragons depictions of relationships that are MF and with a dash of doublemint fun.

SYN Consulting (Dragon War Chronicles #1)
Secrets Revealed (Dragon War Chronicles #2)
First Strike (Dragon War Chronicles #3)

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Cupcakes & Books Romance Reader Scavenger Hunt Aug 8 - 22, 2019

Adrienne, along with 28 other authors, is part of a scavenger hunt!
It's time for cupcakes, books and prizes in the Night Owl Romance Cupcakes & Books Romance Reader Scavenger Hunt.
Prizes include a Waterproof Kindle Paperwhite & Amazon Cards!

$700+ in Prizes
Over 100 Winners
1 Waterproof Kindle Paperwhite Winner
1 $50 Amazon Card Winner
1 $25 Amazon Card Winner
101 $5 Amazon Card Winners

How do you enter?
By reading romance book blurbs, sharing the event, following us and more. Lets get started.
Rules. Void where prohibited

Click here to start the scavenger hunt!

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Epic by Adrienne Wilder on sale for 99 cents

Epic is on sale for $.99!
Epic is a departure from Adrienne's darker books. You might even call if fluffy! lol.

by Adrienne Wilder
June 16, 2017
Andrew Atler has learned the hard way, fiction is far better than real life. In his romance novels, the world is safe, predictable, and there is always a happy ending. Best of all, he can safely fall in love and the person will never know. There he can weave a tale of perfect passion plus pay the bills.

Matt Grim flies the colors of Hell’s Legion. When he’s not riding his chopper, he’s working as a bouncer for the Six. Matt’s life consists of drinking, playing in a band, and burning the midnight oil in the dungeon. He lives hard, plays hard, and rides even harder.

Two people who would never be a part of the same EPIC love story.

But sometimes those fairy tale clichés have a way of working magic.

And sometimes…sometimes those happy endings do come true.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

New Release from R. Phoenix - Salvus (The Omega's Alpha #1)

Congratulations to R. Phoenix on the release of Salvus!
Salvus (MM non-shifter ABO/omegaverse mpreg): The Omega's Alpha #1
by R. Phoenix
July 28, 2019
Van doesn't care if Omar is his fated mate -- or whatever other bullshit the world believes in. He's not going to be trapped in a relationship because the universe says he should be. Worse yet, Van's not a huge fan of overbearing, entitled, pretentious alphas. Tired of living under the rule of alphas, he runs away to Salvus, a city governed by betas... only to discover that having their protection may not be as idyllic as it sounds...

Omar knows his mate hates him -- or at least, Van hates what he is. Even though they have an explosive relationship centered around Omar helping Van through his heats, he still cares enough to agree to take Van to Salvus. But once his mate is gone, he discovers Salvus hides sinister secrets.

*Salvus contains a CLIFFHANGER ending. Its sequel, Escape, has an anticipated release date of early September.*

Friday, July 26, 2019

🖤Some Like It Dark, Some Like It Kinky Sale & Giveaway🖤

★ ➡️ 21 Books for 99c Each July 26th - 29th ⬅️★

ALIVE: An MM Dark Universe Book
by Sean Kerr

Bad Deal (Belikov Crime Family Book 1)
by Faith Ryan and Ember-Raines Winters

Bane (Carnal Pleasures Book 1)
by Claire Marta and Summer Stanton

Bound Gods Book 1: The Chimera
by Adrienne Wilder

Bound to the Alpha
by D.J. Heart

by Tricia Owens

Guns n' Boys: He is Poison (Book 1)
by K.A. Merikan

His Cocky Cellist (Undue Arrogance Book 2)
by Cole McCade

In Plain Sight
by Ally Michelle

Love of the Egoist
by Nero Seal

Making It Better
by Lyss Em

by Bey Deckard

Obey (His Command Book 1)
by Piper Scott

Optical Illusion (Paint Book 1)
by Emma Jaye

Soldier On
by N.J. Lysk

Sub Mission
by T.S. McKinney

T.A.G. You're Seen (The Assassins Guild Book 1)
by A.G. Carother

by T.M. Chris

Under His Heel: A Kidnapping
by Adara Wolf

Want (The Need Trilogy #1)
by R. Phoenix

Worth The Risk (Giving Consent Book 1)
by Kate Hawthorne

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The Show not Tell Cheat Sheet - Galaxy Con

This weekend I am attending GalaxyCon in Raleigh, NC.
On Friday, July 26 I am giving a panel about Show no Tell. Here are what I'm going to cover in case anyone wants it.

The Show not Tell cheat sheet. 

To know what can be shown, ask yourself---
What does your main character see, hear, taste, smell, feel?
What reactions do they observe in the other characters around them?

Actions have consequence---
What are the physical, mental, and sensory responses you would have to particular stimulus? Now apply it to your character.

Bill was cold.

Bill shivered in his coat and blew a warm breath against the tips of his burning fingers.

Show instead of dialog tags----

*With Tags*

“You left your coat at my house,” Jon said. He took off his backpack and removed Jim’s coat from inside.

*Without Tags*

Jon took off his backpack and opened it. “You left your coat at my house.” He removed Jim’s coat and held it out to him.

Get creative to avoid repetition---
Showing that it’s cold.

Mike exhaled a breath of white.
Mike rubbed his hands together.
Mike tucked his hands under his armpits.
“I don’t know where--” Mike’s teeth chattered. “The guy is.”

Don’t overdo it---
Use showing when you want to invest the reader into your character or the situation.

If your character has the ability to fight, show them by how the character fights.

Is your character an expert pickpocket? Show through action.

Is your character an excellent liar and manipulator, are they intimidating in presence? Show it through their behaviors, their choices, the way they set other characters up, and the visual reactions of secondary scene characters.

And sometimes Bob just walks across the room.


Like any new technique, it will take time to learn. But don’t give up. Practice with scenes that are not in your current manuscript. Distance yourself from your current work to keep things objective. Or, if you prefer only to practice with what you’re currently writing, then break it down to a page at a time.