About L.V. Lloyd

I live in Australia with my partner, daughter and two cats. After thirty years of working with the unemployed, coping with threats, tears and broken lives (and these were only from fellow staff!), I took early retirement. Best decision ever! Now I can spend my days actually doing what I always dreamt of - writing, reading and occasionally fishing! I love the freedom of science fiction, the freedom to use my imagination, not only for my characters but for the setting and the plots. Creating your own world - what could be better than that? At present I am working on a series of nine books, all gay romances set in my version of the Aurigan constellation. I also love to write sci-fi short stories, both with and without, romance.

Rough Play and More, now available on Smashwords

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The ebook is now available from Smashwords

Paperback (and ebook) available from Amazon

Only 99c for the ebook or $12.99 for the paperback!

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New paperback – Rough Play and More

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My new paperback, Rough Play and More is now available from Amazon and Createspace!

It contains the first three novellas I wrote, Rough Play, His Guilty Secret and Dangerous Tension. Also available as a 3-in-one ebook, if you haven’t already got those three stories.

As you can see, I had to design a new cover for the book.

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Time for a paperback edition?

 

It’s been five years since I published my first story, Dangerous Tension, in the Aurigan Space Saga series. My first three stories all appeared as ebooks only.

It wasn’t until my fourth book, Lunar Affair, that I ventured into a paperback version as well. Although ebooks are by far and away my biggest sellers, there are still a few stalwarts who enjoy holding a solid copy in their hands.

So, I’ve decided it’s time to publish those first three stories in a paperback, before Createspace disappears into its parent, Amazon. All three are novella size, so I’m including them all in the one volume.

As a consequence, readers will also be able to buy the combined ebook, although the stories will all be the same as those already on offer.

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Super For You, Bad For Me by Asta Idonea New Release!

 

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Dreamspinner Press

14 August 2018

60k/200 pages

MM/Fantasy/Superheroes

 

Struggling actor Oswell Outterridge thinks he’s hit the jackpot when he’s chosen to play a scene opposite his idol, Kane Teague, in a superhero movie. However, things take an unexpected turn when the slime he accidentally ingests gives him telekinetic powers. Then Kane asks him out, against all expectation, and it seems that life couldn’t get any better—aside from the little matter of keeping his identity secret from his celebrity boyfriend. Oswell goes from a nobody with little social life and few prospects for the future to dating the man of his dreams and using his superhuman abilities to defend innocents. Everything is perfect, and it seems he’s finally achieved a happily ever after worthy of the silver screen. But when a supervillain arrives, determined to defeat Oswell and win Kane’s affections, everything falls apart. In the ensuing conflict, Kane gets caught in the crossfire, and Oswell faces his toughest fight yet. Can he remain the hero he’s always imagined himself, or will a dark desire for vengeance change him forever?

 

SoundCloud Excerpt: https://soundcloud.com/nickijmarkus/super-for-you-bad-for-me-by-asta-idonea-excerpt

YouTube Excerpt: https://youtu.be/RmbDY_g0kNc

 

Dreamspinner Press: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/super-for-you-bad-for-me-by-asta-idonea-9809-b

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07G53GVFY

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/super-for-you-bad-for-me-asta-idonea/1127915418?ean=2940161934173

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/super-for-you-bad-for-me

The Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Super-for-You-Bad-for-Me-Asta-Idonea/9781641080095

 

Author Bio & Links

Asta Idonea (aka Nicki J. Markus) was born in England but now lives in Adelaide, South Australia. She has loved both reading and writing from a young age and is also a keen linguist, having studied several foreign languages.

Asta launched her writing career in 2011 and divides her efforts not only between MM and mainstream works but also between traditional and indie publishing. Her works span the genres, from paranormal to historical and from contemporary to fantasy. It just depends what story and which characters spring into her mind!

As a day job, Asta works as a freelance editor and proofreader, and in her spare time she enjoys music, theatre, cinema, photography, and sketching. She also loves history, folklore and mythology, pen-palling, and travel, all of which have provided plenty of inspiration for her writing.

 

Blog: http://www.nickijmarkus.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NickiJMarkus

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NickiJMarkus

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/aleera21

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nickijmarkus/

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4567057.Nicki_J_Markus

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Asta-Idonea/e/B00RMGGVYO

New Release! Beastly Businessmen and Guitar Gods by Asta Idonea

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NineStar Press

23 July 2018

60,000 words

MM/Contemporary/Anthology

 

They say magic doesn’t exist in our modern age. But is that really true?

Without magic, how could a stolen guitar or a lost shoe lead to love?

What could spark romance at a workplace assessment, or turn a mean-spirited monster into a man?

Six fairytales and myths receive a contemporary MM twist in this collection of stories, which prove that sometimes the mundane can be magical too.

Dragged Into Love (Þrymskviða)

When Theo’s landlord steals his guitar in lieu of overdue rent, he tells Theo he will only return the instrument if he can go on a date with Theo’s twin sister. With Fran less than willing to play along, Theo is left with one option: to go in her place.

Love’s Code (Ariadne and Theseus)

In order to keep his job, Andre must pass an examination. However, his unspoken love for fellow programmer Eren proves a constant distraction, as does the identity of a mysterious benefactor who offers helps along the way.

Guessing Games (Rumplestiltskin)

A little white lie, told in his job interview, won Sasha his dream role. Only now he faces a pile of work he doesn’t know how to complete. When someone comes along with a solution to his dilemma, he is thrilled. But what price will he have to pay

Assignations and Ultimatums (The Strange Elopement of Tinirau)

Hunter and Ross are deeply in love, but Ross’s father is intent on setting him up with undesirable, yet powerful, older men. That’s bad enough, but the situation worsens when the latest of these potential partners turns out to be Ross’s boss.

Lost and Found (Cinderella)

Attendance at the company’s masquerade ball is compulsory. Cillian intends a swift departure once his presence has been noted, but he changes his mind when a dashing stranger asks him to dance. Love is in the air…until he uncovers the man’s identity.

A Debt is a Debt (Beauty and the Beast)

Dunstan Griffin is not a man accustomed to letting a debt slide. Therefore, when Alfred Siskin offers the EA services of his son, Wynn, in lieu of payment, Dunstan accepts. He intends to make the most of his new worker, but soon his desires change.

 

SoundCloud Excerpt: https://soundcloud.com/nickijmarkus/beastly-businessment-guitar-gods-by-asta-idonea-excerpt

YouTube Excerpt: https://youtu.be/vA7BSQmLoTg

NineStar Press: https://ninestarpress.com/product/beastly-businessmen-and-guitar-gods/

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FP21GZL

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/au/en/ebook/beastly-businessmen-and-guitar-gods-1

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/beastly-businessmen-and-guitar-gods-asta-idonea/1129117785?ean=2940161611043

 

Author Bio & Links

Asta Idonea (aka Nicki J Markus) was born in England but now lives in Adelaide, South Australia. She has loved both reading and writing from a young age and is also a keen linguist, having studied several foreign languages.

Asta launched her writing career in 2011 and divides her efforts not only between MM and mainstream works but also between traditional and indie publishing. Her works span the genres, from paranormal to historical and from contemporary to fantasy. It just depends what story and which characters spring into her mind!

As a day job, Asta works as a freelance editor and proofreader, and in her spare time she enjoys music, theatre, cinema, photography, and sketching. She also loves history, folklore and mythology, pen-palling, and travel, all of which have provided plenty of inspiration for her writing.

Blog: http://www.nickijmarkus.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NickiJMarkus

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NickiJMarkus

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/aleera21

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nickijmarkus/

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4567057.Nicki_J_Markus

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Asta-Idonea/e/B00RMGGVYO

Announcement: Impact

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Tour Type:2 Week Tour

 

Tour Start Date:Wednesday, July 25 2018

 

Author Name:Queer Sci Fi

Publisher:Other Worlds Ink

Release Date:Thursday, July 26 2018

Format:Paperback, eBook

Is This Book Romance?:No

ASN:coming soon

Price:3.99, 14.99

Story Type:Novella 20k-50k

Word Count:33,700

Cover Artist:Lex Chase

 

Genres:sci fi, fantasy, paranormal, horror

Pairings:Some stories are romance, with various pairings

Keywords/Categories:gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, asexual, pan, demisexual, queer, non binary, genderqueer

 

Series Title:Queer Sci Fi’s Annual Flash Fiction Contest

Position (Number) in Series:4

Necessary to Read Previous Books:No

Other Books in Series Available for Review?:Yes

Warnings:This book contains 110 stories of 300 words or less each.

 

Book Blurb:

IM * PACT

(noun)

1) One object colliding with another

2) An impinging of something upon something else

3) An influence or effect on something or someone

4) The force of a new idea, concept, technology or ideology

Four definitions to inspire writers around the world, and an unlimited number of possible stories to tell, but only 110 made the final cut.

A difficult choice to be made. An object hurtling recklessly through space. A new invention that will change the world. So many things can impact a life, a society, or a planet.

Impact features 300 word speculative fiction ficlets from across the queer spectrum from the minds of the writers of Queer Sci Fi.

Welcome to Impact.

Series Blurb:

It’s hard to tell a story in just 300 words. Each year we ask writers to take the challenge, turning in stories across the queer spectrum. The rules are simple. Write a complete sci fi, fantasy, paranormal or horror story, include LGBTIQA characters, and do it all with just 300 carefully chosen words.

Excerpt (Non-Exclusive):

Since this book is composed of stories of no more than 300 words, we can’t really do a standard excerpt, so we’re offering you the teaser first lines from a number of stories.

“She’d needed new oil. She felt her joints grow stiff, her muscles grow tight, her follicles thickening. If she didn’t get fresh quarts soon, people she passed would start calling her sir, asking, Where’s your gun?” —Crossville Station, by Nathan Alling Long

“The mallet’s impact on the hard, bright disk shattered the silence in the talking chamber. The resulting deep tone reverberated through the vault, through Saskia, as she fidgeted beside her lover.” —Settled, by AideeLadnier

“This is how the world ends, or so they say. From where I’m standing, it simply looks like a rolling darkness as distant lights flicker and die.” —Visitors, by LJ Phillips

“’What have you done?’ The mechanical eyes came to rest on his face, the droning beep sounding loud in the small room.” —Identity and Change, by Jo Tannah

“’Once upon a world, we were the same,’ he said, lifting my hand to his lips; the ground shaking beneath us.” —Impact, by Jack Ladd

“I been a tinker and soothsayer long enough to know this country’s at the cusp of war. They stir up hate easy as breath. And, oh, it pains my soul to see it. “ —Impact of Intervention, by Patricia Scott

“All lives begin with a messy impact of some kind. The crash of zygotes and gametes. Splats of silica gel between cybernetic synapses. Two women slam into each other carrying full cups of coffee.” —Quintessence, by E.M. Hammill

“If I venture far enough into the house, I’ll find my closet.” —The Closet, by K.S. Trenten

“It touched Ligaya when she was a child. Or she touched it. A half-glimpsed shape under her bed.” Mas Mabuti An Answang, by Foster Bridget Cassidy

“Jam zipped down the neon track, feather-light in low gravity. She rocketed forward, a glowing haze in her starred helmet, and shot past the pack. “Space Jammer!” echoed as she neared the line. Time to rack up the points.” —First Bout: Andromedolls Vs. Crotch Rockets, by Ginger Streusel

 

Buy Links:

Amazon Kindle:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FC91HH2

Barnes & Noble:https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/impact-j-scott-coatsworth/1129055097

iBooks:https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/impact/id1409688669

Kobo:https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/impact-84

Angus & Robertson: https://www.angusrobertson.com.au/books/x/p/9781732307537

Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40779373-impact

 

Giveaway:

Queer Sci Fi is giving away a $25 Amazon gift card with this tour – enter via Rafflecopter for a chance to win:

Direct Link: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/b60e8d4721/?

 

About Queer Sci Fi:

At Queer Sci Fi, we’re building a community of sci fi, fantasy, paranormal and horror writers and readers who want a little rainbow in their speculative fiction. We run a great discussion group on Facebook, a twitter feed, and have a website full of useful materials, news, and announcements for readers and writers of queer speculative fiction.

Website:https://www.queerscifi.com

Facebook Discussion Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/qsfdiscussions/

Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/queerscifi/

Twitter:https://twitter.com/QueerSciFi

Special Offer – “Stark Divide” now 99c!

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Publisher: DSP Publications

Author: J. Scott Coatsworth

Cover Artist: Aaron Anderson

Length: 284 Pages

Format: eBook, Paperback

Release Date:10/10/17

Pairing: MM

Usual Price: 6.99, 16.99

Series: Liminal Sky (Book One)

Genre: Sci Fi, Space, Gen Ship, Apocalypse, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer

 

Blurb:

Some stories are epic.

The Earth is in a state of collapse, with wars breaking out over resources and an environment pushed to the edge by human greed.

Three living generation ships have been built with a combination of genetic mastery, artificial intelligence, technology, and raw materials harvested from the asteroid belt. This is the story of one of them—43 Ariadne, or Forever, as her inhabitants call her—a living world that carries the remaining hopes of humanity, and the three generations of scientists, engineers, and explorers working to colonize her.

From her humble beginnings as a seedling saved from disaster to the start of her journey across the void of space toward a new home for the human race, The Stark Divide tells the tales of the world, the people who made her, and the few who will become something altogether beyond human.
Humankind has just taken its first step toward the stars.

 

Book One of Liminal Sky

Excerpt:

DRESSLER, SCHEMATIC,” Colin McAvery, ship’s captain and a third of the crew, called out to the ship-mind.

A three-dimensional image of the ship appeared above the smooth console. Her five living arms, reaching out from her central core, were lit with a golden glow, and the mechanical bits of instrumentation shone in red. In real life, she was almost two hundred meters from tip to tip.

Between those arms stretched her solar wings, a ghostly green film like the sails of the Flying Dutchman.

“You’re a pretty thing,” he said softly. He loved these ships, their delicate beauty as they floated through the starry void.

“Thank you, Captain.” The ship-mind sounded happy with the compliment—his imagination running wild. Minds didn’t have real emotions, though they sometimes approximated them.

He cross-checked the heading to be sure they remained on course to deliver their payload, the man-sized seed that was being dragged on a tether behind the ship. Humanity’s ticket to the stars at a time when life on Earth was getting rapidly worse.

All of space was spread out before him, seen through the clear expanse of plasform set into the ship’s living walls. His own face, trimmed blond hair, and deep brown eyes, stared back at him, superimposed over the vivid starscape.

At thirty, Colin was in the prime of his career. He was a starship captain, and yet sometimes he felt like little more than a bus driver. After this run… well, he’d have to see what other opportunities might be awaiting him. Maybe the doc was right, and this was the start of a whole new chapter for mankind. They might need a guy like him.

The walls of the bridge emitted a faint but healthy golden glow, providing light for his work at the curved mechanical console that filled half the room. He traced out the T-Line to their destination. “Dressler, we’re looking a little wobbly.” Colin frowned. Some irregularity in the course was common—the ship was constantly adjusting its trajectory—but she usually corrected it before he noticed.

“Affirmative, Captain.” The ship-mind’s miniature chosen likeness appeared above the touch board. She was all professional today, dressed in a standard AmSplor uniform, dark hair pulled back in a bun, and about a third life-sized.

The image was nothing more than a projection of the ship-mind, a fairy tale, but Colin appreciated the effort she took to humanize her appearance. Artificial mind or not, he always treated minds with respect.

“There’s a blockage in arm four. I’ve sent out a scout to correct it.”

The Dressler was well into slowdown now, her pre-arrival phase as she bled off her speed, and they expected to reach 43 Ariadne in another fifteen hours.

Pity no one had yet cracked the whole hyperspace thing. Colin chuckled. Asimov would be disappointed. “Dressler, show me Earth, please.”

A small blue dot appeared in the middle of his screen.

Dressler, three dimensions, a bit larger, please.” The beautiful blue-green world spun before him in all its glory.

Appearances could be deceiving. Even with scrubbers working tirelessly night and day to clean the excess carbon dioxide from the air, the home world was still running dangerously warm.

He watched the image in front of him as the East Coast of the North American Union spun slowly into view. Florida was a sliver of its former self, and where New York City’s lights had once shone, there was now only blue. If it had been night, Fargo, the capital of the Northern States, would have outshone most of the other cities below. The floods that had wiped out many of the world’s coastal cities had also knocked down Earth’s population, which was only now reaching the levels it had seen in the early twenty-first century.

All those new souls had been born into a warm, arid world.

We did it to ourselves. Colin, who had known nothing besides the hot planet he called home, wondered what it had been like those many years before the Heat.

 

Buy Links Etc:

Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/Stark-Divide-Liminal-Sky-Book-ebook/dp/B074G2NJP6/

Barnes & Noble:https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-stark-divide-j-scott-coatsworth/1126901106?ean=9781635338324

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-stark-divide

iBooks: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-stark-divide/id1266474103?mt=11&at=1l3vtqV

Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35834187-the-stark-divide

QueeRomance Ink: https://www.queeromanceink.com/book/the-stark-divide/

DSP Publications (paperback):https://www.dsppublications.com/books/the-stark-divide-by-j-scott-coatsworth-416-b

DSP Publications (eBook): https://www.dsppublications.com/books/the-stark-divide-by-j-scott-coatsworth-415-b

Author Bio:

j-scott-coatsworth

Scott spends his time between the here and now and the what could be. Enticed into fantasy and sci fi by his mom at the tender age of nine, he devoured her Science Fiction Book Club library. But as he grew up, he wondered where all the people like him were in the books he was reading.

He decided that it was time to create the kinds of stories he couldn’t find at his local bookstore. If there weren’t gay characters in his favorite genres, he would remake them to his own ends.

His friends say Scott’s mind works a little differently – he sees relationships between things that others miss, and gets more done in a day than most folks manage in a week. He loves to transform traditional sci fi, fantasy, and contemporary worlds into something unexpected.

Starting in 2014, Scott has published more than 15 works, including two novels and a number of novellas and short stories.

He runs both Queer Sci Fi and QueeRomance Ink with his husband Mark, sites that bring queer people together to promote and celebrate fiction that reflects their own lives.

 

Author Links:

 

Website:https://www.jscottcoatsworth.com

 

Facebook (personal): https://www.facebook.com/jscottcoatsworth

 

Facebook (author page): https://www.facebook.com/jscottcoatsworthauthor/

 

Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/jscoatsworth/

 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8392709.J_Scott_Coatsworth

 

QueeRomance Ink: https://www.queeromanceink.com/mbm-book-author/j-scott-coatsworth/

 

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/J.-Scott-Coatsworth/e/B011AFO4OQ

 

Free ebook promotion!

 

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This weekend, I, and 11 other published Wattpad authors, are running a short term promotion where we let you download our published Amazon books for FREE!  There is no limit. Download all 12 ebooks: horror, romance (gay and straight), paranormal, sci-fi… and more!

All books are free on Amazon from 2nd – 3rd June 2018.

NB  Please double-check that each book is free at the time you are downloading it from Amazon. Your time zone may affect whether books are free for you at that moment.

L.V. Lloyd Night Traveller

https://www.amazon.com/Night-Traveller-L-V-Lloyd-ebook/dp/B07CGNP5KN/

Sally Mason Survive

https://www.amazon.com/Survive-Hide-Seek-Book-2-ebook/dp/B077P8WHGV/

Bad Neighborhood edited by Fox Emm

https://www.amazon.com/Neighborhood-Misfit-Horror-Anthologies-Book-ebook/dp/B018O3SIIA/

Demelza Carlton Enchant: Beauty and the Beast Retold

https://www.amazon.com/Enchant-Beauty-Romance-Medieval-Fairytale-ebook/dp/B01N9K31HK/

Elise Noble Pitch Black

https://www.amazon.com/Pitch-Black-Romantic-Thriller-Blackwood-ebook/dp/B017G610AY/

Kelly Blount Grishma

https://www.amazon.com/Grishma-Necoh-Saga-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00BSG4XG2

Erica Laurie Eun Na and The Phantom

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B40NBTQ/

Ysa Arcangel  Moments of Joy

https://www.amazon.com/Moments-Joy-Remember-Book-ebook/dp/B06XDCR53Y

Vera Loy Star Clash

https://www.amazon.com/Star-Clash-Anthology-Vera-Loy-ebook/dp/B010J8AKQ6/

May Freighter Desired

https://www.amazon.com/Desired-Fantasy-Novella-Helena-Hawthorn-ebook/dp/B073SB3BQ8

Debra Goelz  Red Snow

https://www.amazon.com/Red-Snow-Debra-Goelz-ebook/dp/B0775G3N8X/

Maaja Wentz  Blasted Bloomers

https://www.amazon.com/Blasted-Bloomers-Loon-Supernaturals-Prequel-ebook/dp/B01JTQ3W5A/