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I don't normally do this here, but as it's summer and we're gearing up to release more books, I thought I'd spread the word. Aphrodite's Apples is actively seeking short story submissions. We're looking primarily for stories to fill either of the three antho's listed below, as well as well written erotic shorts to be placed into an as yet untitlted anthology(s).

This is a fantastic opportunity for new authors to dip their toes into the world of published, paying fiction. Royalty rates on ebooks from AA are 40% of net, split evenly between the number of authors in the anthology. We've had a lot of success with authors transitioning from fandom into original fiction and would love to see more!

So, take a look around, if you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask. All of the information can be found here For Authors

click here for more info )

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so, here I am in Atlanta - bored out of my skull. John will be here on friday, and of course I have the trade show to keep me busy during the day, but damn, the nights are boring as all get out. Yeah, I could go out somewhere, but somewhere between college and getting married, I lost the taste for hanging out by myself somewhere I don't know anyone. Anti-social? Most days yeah, until my need for interaction with the human race drives me from the comfort of my computer chair.

I'm watching lots of lee/kara vids, and in the process have discovered some pretty damn good music. I wish I had the tolerance to listen to the radio, because I'm sure I'd find a lot of this stuff myself if I did, but the endless parade of bad music has left a bad taste in my mouth. Maybe it's just that philly has some shitty ass radio stations?

The muse is gnawing at my ankles, but I can't seem to get anything coherent down on paper. Part of it is that whole lack of concentration thing rearing it's head again, and I'm sure the stress and bullshit that I'm wading through aren't helping either. A friend at work and I were talking and we both decided we needed an extra five hours added to each day, that way we'd have a four day weekend, two days for all the crap that comes along when you have a family and a house and a life to take care of and two days to do fuck-all and whatever the hell you want. I really like this idea - any takers? :D

meh - when did I get this boring? I used to have fun, no matter what was going on.
angylinni: (happy birthday)
Happiest of Happy Birthdays to [ profile] disparagingrant!!!

D, hope you have a year filled with joy and wishes that come true!

angylinni: (cloudless heaven)
I'm a sheep, but damn, this was really interesting.

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alright, just finished watching the ending of season three of Battlestar Galactica. I adored (quite possibly not a strong enough word to describe my love for the original series and the hotness that was Richard Hatch and Dirk Benedict, but I digress) the original series, and started watching the new one, then kept forgetting it was on. Damn inconvenient thing called life kept getting in the way :P.

So anyway, I'm totally in twoo wub with Apollo/Starbuck (anyone suprised? :P thought not, moving on) and of course now I want to read lots of lovely fanfic starring those two. Can anyone help me out with a place to start? Potterdom was fairly easy to navigate, I found a big archive and started there, but there is just too much to search through for me to find exactly what I'm looking for.
angylinni: (happy birthday)
Happiest of Birthdays to [ profile] bluecolle

I hope you have a lovely day and a year filled with joy!
angylinni: (happy birthday)
Happy Birthday wishes to [ profile] hamadryad11!!! I hope you have a lovely day!

Book Recs!

Feb. 6th, 2007 11:16 am
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Aphrodite's Apples has just released a lot of great new books, you should check them out, well worth the read!

Let the pimpage ensue...


Through a mutual agreement, Dixie becomes the protégé of Mitchell Wilcox, a gentle, but firm benefactor. Under his loving guidance, Dixie explores the boundaries of her sexual fantasies and her most intimate desires. *sensual exploration of the sub/dom lifestyle*

The Summoner

A High Prince of Hell...

Mortals – God’s perfect playthings – this fallen angel hates them all.

But when Kasdeya finds himself facing a thousand-year prison sentence, he has no choice but to call on the one woman who can set him free. The Summoner.

The plan is simple: Seduce the little wench and convince her to summon him to Earth. No problem. If only she wasn’t so argumentative, so intelligent… if only she wasn’t so damned sexy.

The Summoner...

Ever since she was a child, Alex has heard voices calling to her in the dark. Alexandra, they whisper. Summoner...

One day, she answers.

When Alex realizes she has the unique ability to summon demons, she’s horrified. There’s no way she’s going to set one of them free on Earth to wreak God knows what kind of havoc. No way! If only he wasn’t so beautiful, so persuasive…if only he wasn’t so damned sexy.

*so hot, so good, highly, highly recommend!*


Kalie Nova is doomed to a life of poverty after a brilliant career in the Pompeagan Space Navy. Kalie doesn't plan on being subject to her fate for long. In attempt to gain cash credits to raise her living status, she comes across some traitorous dealings by her superior, General Vitrac. With explosive speed Kalie learns that he is developing a biological weapon of the most unusual kind, one that makes use of an alien race. Moreover, Vitrac’s project reveals the existence of a secret from her past, one that has been buried her entire life.

While trying to escape these strange aliens who are suddenly out to kill her, she meets the stunning imperial agent, Rigel Stone.

Just as Kalie believes she’s safely in the hands of her new lover, the aliens track her down and Kalie narrowly escapes. Her handsome agent transforms from lover to hunter when he is given the exclusive job by the galaxy’s leaders to arrest Kalie at all costs.

Kalie is cunning and quick. Rigel Stone is even quicker. Eventually they must join forces to avert what could become the next Great War. Kalie is torn when she must manipulate Rigel in order to unveil the musty secrets of her past. This ruse becomes more difficult as she and Rigel find themselves tangled in a web of love and deceit that takes them on a convoluted adventure across the stars, and into the black depths on the dark side of Azar.

*Romantic epic that will draw you in totally.*


When Elena loses her first love, it breaks a part of her, and changes her for a time. She begins to use all those who had been close to her, all those she loved, and suddenly turns away from them, bringing herself into a kind of downward spiral. *I really liked this one, and recognized far too much of myself in Elena.*

Come and visit!
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Happiest of birthday wishes to [ profile] obtabius!!!

And belated wishes and all the best to [ profile] abigail89!!!

I hope you have/had lovely days!!


Aug. 7th, 2006 07:39 pm
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Ok, for those of you who like to meet authors and chat with them, Aphrodite's Apples is hosting a chat this week with the authors of the Masquerade, Volume one, which goes on sale Tuesday, August 8.

Come and join the fun! We're giving away lots of goodies and freebies!
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(ok, not really, but made you look, right?)

Aphrodite's Apples is unofficially open for business! We can only take paypal at the moment, but that will change when we launch officially this Friday.

There are some really great reads there and many more coming up, so go check it out!
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I've updated my links list. I am co-owner and the Art Director of Aphrodite's Apples Publishing. We're offering ebooks and printed books that will be for sale on Amazon sometime in the late fall. The ebook catalog will be going live by the end of July. If romantic, steamy, erotic fiction is your cuppa, check it out!
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I've signed up to be a part of [ profile] the_fund. I'm doing fanfic and graphics, if anyone is interested. My post can be found here.

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I just got the most excellent surprise! My friend [ profile] hamadryad11 just wrote me the greatest M/K fic! It's called recovery and you can find it here. It was the request that I submitted to Erotic Elves that no one picked up. I'm just giddy with happiness, and can't heap enough praise upon her for doing such a wonderful job with it.

Walk, don't run to read it and don't forget to leave her some praise!
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Time again for the updates. :)

Since the last update, we've added a new author, Mayetra and have several new and updated fics on Overcoming Rivalry!

Submissions from the Summer Solstice Challenge:

Litha by AureliaFlint - Terence/Alicia, Rated A - June 20th: Litha or the Summer Solstice is traditionally celebrated by the Wizarding world. Young people spend the night tending a sacred fire and greet the longest day of the year at dawn. Every year, Litha is celebrated at a stone circle in Great Britain. This year, Litha will be celebrated in Cornwall at standing circle called the Merry Maidens.The Ministry doesn’t condone the ceremony and it’s kind of like a rave for Wizarding teenagers. Only the young know where it will be celebrated. Everyone under the age of twenty five and over the age of fifteen usually makes their pilgrimage to Litha at least once in their life. This is Alicia's story.

Blessings by Angylinni - Marcus/Katie, Rated A - Marcus and Katie are chosen by the Goddess during Solstice.

New Fics:

Wanting by Skyler Sage Marcus/Katie, Rated Adult - Poor Marcus is left alone to his own devices. So he does the only thing he can do... only he's not quite as alone as he thought...

Thunderstorm by Redcandle17 - Marcus/Katie, Rated E - Katie goes for a walk in the rain and encounters Marcus.

Till Our Wedding Day by Hamadryad - Terence/Alicia, Rated T - Inspired by the song "He Moved Through the Fair" but this is not a song-fic. If you only like happy stories, don't read this. I apologise in advance, but this story just wouldn't let me go until I wrote it.

The Long Way Home by Hamadryad - Marcus/Katie, Rated R - Katie is miserable and has been for a long time. Until one day, she decides that it's time to make some changes in her life.

Checking out the Talent by Mayetra - Marcus/Katie, Rated A - Marcus Flint knows that Katie Bell has been watching him. Katie tries to convince him that she was just checking out the talent on his team.

Truth Behind the Lies by Mayetra - Marcus/Katie, Rated A - Sequel to Checking out the Talent. Sometimes you have to have the courage and the cunning to look behind the lies to see the truth.


Bonds of the Heart by Angylinni - Marcus/Katie, Terence/Alicia, Adrian/Lavender, Rated A - Warnings: dark themes - Voldemort and his forces have won the war and things in England are far from rosy… Katie, Lavender and Alicia find themselves captives of three men that they never dreamed would mean more to them than life itself.

Don't forget to leave a review! :)
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I've seen a few other archives that also have journals do this, and I thought it was a good idea. I know there's people that watch the journal and aren't registered on the site. I'm also putting it up on my journal because I know I have more watchers than the OR journal does, plus I'm gonna leave this one unlocked, so pimp it at your leisure! :)

So, without further ado, I bring you the latest stories archived on Overcoming Rivalry this past month!

  1. Pure in Heart by Verse Phineas Nigellus/OFC - A few days after the wizard Phineas dies, his portrait pays a visit to his wife. Rated R for mild adult content.

  2. Beautiful by angylinni Marcus Flint/Katie Bell. It was enough that he thought she was beautiful, it didn’t matter what the rest of the world thought. Marcus and Katie consummate their relationship. Rated Adult for explicit sexual situations.

  3. Caught by angylinni Remus Lupin/Hermione Granger - Werewolves have excellent hearing... Rated Adult for explicit sexual situations.

  4. One Night Stand by Redcandle17 Alicia Spinnet/Miles Bletchley - Alicia gets very drunk and awakens the next morning beside Slytherin keeper Miles Bletchley. Rated R for mild adult content.

  5. Taking Chances by angylinni Ron Weasley/Pansy Parkinson - Pansy has to pay a forfeit and it ends up affecting the rest of her life. Can she take the chance she was given and do what she wants instead of what's expected of her? Rated A for explicit sexual situations.

  6. A Damned Fine Morning by Hamadryad Ron Weasley/Pansy Parkinson - Written for the line drive at Hand Me My Robes. Ron and Pansy enjoy their morning together with nobody around to bother them. How will people react when their secret is discovered? Rated A for explicit sexual situations.

  7. A long December by jaswanson Neville Longbottom/Hermione Granger - The world through Neville's eyes, heart inside out and backwards. Rated T, not suitable for those under 13.

  8. L'Envoi by jaswanson Lavender Brown/Seamus Finnegan - "I'd bedded her because she'd smiled at me, finally giving in to the charm others hadn't been able to resist. I lay with her a second time because I liked the way my body responded to hers, though I told her it was the other way around. I don't think she ever knew the difference. " Rated R for mild adult content.

  9. Halfway to Anywhere by jaswanson Lavender Brown/Seamus Finnegan; Lavender Brown/Bill Weasley Lavender Brown has concealed much since the time she was young, but the things she has kept bottled up inside prompt her to take drastic measures in order to find her true self. She escapes London, driven by visions of a strange land and a mysterious face she has only ever seen in her mind. Rated R for mild adult content.

  10. Never should have happened by nucking_futs Hermione Granger/Blaise Zabini - It had been just a chance meeting at Flourish and Botts but it ended up with Blaise in Hermione's bed.. Pure PWP smut. Not for kids. Rated A for explicit sexual situations.

  11. Warning by nucking_futs Marcus Flint/Katie Bell - One night, before some solitary flying practice, Katie is stopped by Marcus. Rated T, not suitable for those under 13.

  12. Waiting by nucking_futs Marcus Flint/Katie Bell - Katie is waiting for her usual rendezous with Marcus, however, things are different this time. Rated T, not suitable for those under 13.

  13. New Experiences by nucking_futs Blaise Zabini/Hermione Granger/Draco Malfoy - One night after losing a bet to Blaise, Hermione first experiences being tied up with Draco looking on. Rated A for sexually explicit situations.

  14. Unpredictable by nucking_futs Marcus Flint/Katie Bell - Katie could never ever quite predict Marcus' actions... Rated A for sexually explicit situations.

  15. Surprise! by angylinni Terence Higgs/Alicia Spinnet; Marcus Flint/Katie Bell - It's Alicia's birthday and Katie has cooked up one hell of a surprise for her. Written for Skysage for her 21st birthday. Alicia Spinnet/Terence Higgs with a bit of Marcus/Katie tossed in for good measure. :P Rated A for sexually explicit situations.

  16. Game Plan by Redcandle17 Marcus Flint/Katie Bell - Marcus's plan to play with the minds of the Gryffindor Quidditch players goes awry when he falls in love with Katie Bell. Rated T, not suitable for those under 13.

  17. Captain's Play by Redcandle17 Angelina Johnson/Montague - Gryffindor Quidditch Captain Angelina Johnson falls in lust then love with her Slytherin rival. Rated T, not suitable for those under 13.

  18. Celebration/Consolation by Redcandle17 - Angelina Johnson/Montague - After Gryffindor wins the Quidditch Cup in PoA, Angelina celebrates with Montague. Rated A for sexually explicit situations.

  19. Wanting by SkylerSage Marcus Flint/Katie Bell - Poor Marcus is left alone to his own devices. So he does the only thing he can do... only he's not quite as alone as he thought... Rated A for sexually explicit situations.

  20. Thunderstorm by Redcandle17 - Marcus Flint/Katie Bell - Katie goes for a walk in the rain and encounters Marcus. Rated E for everyone.

  21. And CeeJay has updated her fantastic story Detained with Chapter Nine part one. Marcus Flint/Katie Bell - Marcus is becoming obsessed with Katie. The last thing he ever plans to do is let her know. Katie is becoming obsessed with Marcus. Her life would be far easier if she weren't. Rated R for mild sexual content.

The solstic fic drive challenge will end July 20, although fics will be accepted after that date. Look for a new challenge coming in August with our affiliate Hand Me My Robes! Go read, and review!

x-posted to [ profile] overcomingrvlry, sorry if you see it more than once.:)
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I'm leaving this unlocked because it's something that needs to be said. Last night's SVU dealt with an issue that I live with on a daily basis - organ donation. Some of you know this, some don't. My father is suffering from end stage renal disease and is on dialysis every day waiting for a kidney to save his life. This is the second time that he's been on dialysis, the first time lasted nearly five years until a twenty-two year old man in Seattle had an accident on a highway with his motorcycle. This man saved many lives with his donation, a burned child got some of his skin, a woman was able to see again with his corneas, two people were able to leave the hospital and breathe on their own with his lungs, my father received one of his kidneys, the other went to another person waiting on the kidney transplant list. His heart was transplanted into a man who was days away from dying.

The episode explored the idea of selling organs. I wholeheartedly support this idea. We already sell our blood, semen and eggs, what is the difference? In other countries, it's legal to sell organs, it saves lives. I also support cloning of organs. What could be healthier than getting a clone of your own organ? There would be no antibodies to reject, it's your own tissue. I realize this goes against the religious teachings, but why do we have science if not to help humanity?

I love my dad, and I want him to live a full, healthy life. I'm unable to donate a kidney to him because the disease that lead to his renal failure runs in families. Hypertension is a silent killer, usually not found until it's too late. So Please, check that little box on your license and become an organ donor. It costs you nothing, but in return, it could save the life of someone else.
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With everything going on in my life these days, I've decided to friendslock my journal. Nothing personal, I just feel better knowing that I can vent about things without the entire world being able to see it. Also, do not archive my friendslocked entries, by any program, etc. Those are my personal thoughts and if the posts were locked, there was likely a damn good reason. Comment to be added.
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Okay, I've been sadly remiss in announcing this.

The winner for the second round of the yule challenge was Hamadryad with her story Yule Sweet.

Second Place goes to [ profile] valorgrl for her story Taking Chances.

Thanks again to all those that participated, we got some excellent ficcage! I'll have the master list out sometime next week. :)
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Ok, I'm bored, so I want rec's. I don't care about pairings, just the quality of writing. I really don't want to read slash, but if the author can convince me the pairing works, and both partners should really be gay, then hey, why the hell not.

So, rec me, anything except fics with the Malfoy's. Can't stand em, have no desire to read about either lucius or draco. I'd really like rarepairs, or slyth fics. I'll even read Harry/Ginny, I don't care, just want something new to read. :)
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