Contest! Who Wrote the Sex Scene?

Okay kids, to celebrate our new release, Man in the Mirror, which is zooming up the charts at Silver Publishing: we are having a little contest right here, right now!

Read the scene below and guess who wrote it – me or DJ? The people who pick the right author will enter the draw to win a free ebook (winner’s choice for format) so good luck to all!!

xxx A.J. and D.J.


Excerpt from: Man in the Mirror


Troy took his opportunity and slipped inside the entrance. Quickly, he sprinted to the steps and ran up to the second floor.

Troytook out his leather mask and slipped it over his head. He knocked softly at the door of two-twelve, glancing around to make sure no one was coming down the hall.

Gregory answered the door.Troypushed his way inside and shut the door, locking it behind him. He looked around. What a dump! No improvement since the last time he’d stayed here—all the same, right down to the threadbare curtains and stained sheets.

“What in hell are you doing still dressed?” he barked, walking over and bringing the curtains together. “Get your fuckin’ clothes off now, you slut!”

Gregory quickly began to undress.Troyopened his bag. He took out a ball gag, handcuffs, cock ring, nipple clamps, and a scarf. He tossed them on the bed, one by one. He could see Gregory tremble in anticipation, as he checked out each article.

“Get on your knees on the bed!” he demanded.

Gregory did as he was told, all part of the games they played together. His cock was hard.Troyslapped it a few times. “I didn’t tell you to get erect.”

“Sorry, master.” He winced. “Aren’t you going to strip?”

“No. And don’t tell me what to do. I give the orders.”Troygrabbed Gregory’s cock and wrapped the strap around it. Then he gripped his arms roughly and forced them behind his back, snapping on the handcuffs.

Gregory almost fell forward on his face.

Troypulled him upright and slapped his face hard. “Stay still, fool!” He rolled his nipples between his fingers and clamped one then the other.

“Please,” Gregory begged, licking his lips. “Ouch. They hurt.”

“Good.” It had to look real. He stood back and smiled then went back to his bag and found the studded collar. He’d put that on later. He lifted the chains from the clamps to Gregory’s mouth. “Bite them. Pull up and feel the burn, baby.”

“Um, so good.” He closed his eyes, yanking a little on the chains in his mouth.

“Now, spit them out. I got a nice ball gag for you… and how ’bout I grease up a nice fat dildo for your ass? Ask nicely.”

“Please, master?”

“Say it.”

“I want a big, fat cock in my ass.”

“Um. Good.” He smiled, dangling the ball gag. “Open wide, slut.”

After securing the gag, Troy stroked his hair a few moments. He took his time greasing the dildo, running it across Gregory’s chest, touching his swollen cock with it, his nipples. “Lift up for daddy,” he ordered and placed the oily sex toy under him. “Sit on it, you whore. Pansy, pussy! Let your ass eat it, cop.”


Black Point: Re-editing a Much Loved Book

By A.J. Llewellyn

When D.J. Manly and I had our first collaboration successfully published five years ago, we were thrilled with the way readers responded to Black Point and our characters, Thomas and Matt.

As the series progressed, our readers told us – thankfully – that each successive book got better and better and that the stories were richly detailed and layered.

I was also shocked to discover when the rights to these books lapsed and we took them to the amazing and wonderful Mojocastle Press, that they were riddled with typos!


I was astounded that though professionally edited, things had slipped through the cracks. It’s also interesting to note how much things have changed grammatically since we wrote this book in 2008. What, for example is with this mania for hyphenating everything now? Most of it is arbitrary and senseless. Some of it is a matter of style and many publishers I’m pleased to see, balk at hyphenating things for-no-apparent-reason.

Recently, I discovered which helps writers improve their work before the editor even sees it. I’ll admit, I write very fast and sometimes my brain moves more quickly than my fingers. I read back over stuff I’ve written and think, “Whaaaaat?”

When I first heard about Grammarly I was a little suspicious because I thought it might be yet another online tool designed to take money out of the hands of struggling authors – except, doggone it, this thing works!

I admit I gnashed my teeth when I ran sample paragraphs of a WIP through Grammarly. I got a 76% rating.


“It’s a WIP!” I screamed at my laptop. “A goddamned work in progress!”

Then I examined the stats to the left and began correcting my spoken words. Is it goddamned? Or goddamn? Does it know what a WIP is? Can anyone see me screaming at an inanimate object here?

I suppose 76% isn’t bad, grumble, grumble, particularly since, with a paid subscription I was able to actually improve the paragraphs I ran through the system. I was ecstatic to find that Grammarly doesn’t have a mad love affair going on with hyphenated words and it actually seems to get my warped sense of humor.

But I digress.

Well, no, I don’t. The system picked up slang words and suggested more formal words. Good to know if you’re applying for a job say, like the President of the USA. Or you’re firing off a profanity-laced Dear John letter.

I am well aware of my penchant for overusing phrases and repeating words. I could put penchant in a sentence five times and quite like it. But my editors will yellow highlight penchant and infer by unspoken word that I need to pick just one penchant.

How unfair!

Reading over Black Point as DJ and I and our gorgeous editor and publisher, Stephanie Seckellick Kelsey finalized the galley, was bittersweet. I am glad these stories are available again both for our cherished and adored readers, and hopefully new ones, too. I am reminded of how DJ lives in Canada and spells things differently. Except for the word penchant. We spell that word exactly the same.

I can remember where I was in my life at the time we wrote this, both personally and professionally. I was trying to break myself out of the habit of overusing ellipses. But alas, I am far from perfect. I still have a penchant for those adorable little dots!

Whatever it is that YOU use to correct your grammar, I’m curious to know, what works for you? Have you tried any of the onine systems? What did Grammarly tell you if you tried the free test? DJ and I really want to know!

What things do you overdo in your work? Please comment to qualify to win a $30 Amazon gift card!



Makahiki: The Last Warrior Book 3 OUT NOW!

Makahiki: The Last Warrior Book 3 is out NOW!

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On the anniversary of the ancient Makahiki festival once celebrated in the islands, Lio Paiaki, reincarnated warrior of the lost kingdom of Hawaii, is sent back in time to face his most dangerous enemy yet: himself.

In the final chapter of the exciting Last Warrior series, Lio Paikai rushes to the hospital with his lover, Kord, for the birth of his baby brother, Lono. They’re soon waylaid however, by traffic on the Pali Highway.

Not by cars, but foot traffic. He and Kord, who once were warriors for the last king of Oahu, have intercepted an ancient procession of devotees marching down the old Pali for theMakahiki. They’re stunned to learn dark kahuna forces plan to provide a blood sacrifice for the New Year festival.

The sacrifice they have inadvertently crossed paths with is Lio’s. He must right past wrongs–or there won’t be any future for him or the man he loves.

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WINTER FROST: Orgasmic Texas Dawn 7

Can you feel the cold HEAT??

Winter Frost, the sexy seventh book in the best-selling ORGASMIC TEXAS DAWN series is out NOW!

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As Nicholas and Sean begin to fully embrace their new lives as US Marshals, fate has other plans in store for Jubilee Mason and his husband, Kieran. Will a shocking opponent to their adoption plans wreck the two couples’ friendship?

Kieran, Jubilee, Sean and Nicholas tackle two highly unusual cases in the seventh exciting chapter of Orgasmic Texas Dawn. First they must track down a serial killer from Dallas who travels every weekend killing women in the notorious La Zona district in Mexico. This homicidal maniac kills with such surgical precision he’s nicknamed The Ripper…

Meanwhile, what turns out to be a routine protection assignment for Sean and Trace turns out to be anything but…and on the home front. Kieran and Jubilee are still fighting for legal custody of Juan. Will they soon taste victory or will their lives, like the weather, soon turn to winter frost?

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