Check Me Out!

I usually don’t encourage such blatant self-advertisement, but since this is about my work – and not about, say, me posting nudes of myself – I guess it’s okay. Now, if you came here for nudes, I’m not even sorry, to say: go elsewhere! But if you’re a reader and you still got to fill some spots on this year’s reading list, maybe you will indeed check me out.

Let me help you with that:

the-affair-two-edited-no-shadowLet’s start with my stand-alone novella The Affair. It’s the story of two women who (not surprisingly) are having an affair. They work together over an ad campaign, they’re both married and unhappily so. But sleeping together is turning into something more, and Robin and Linda have to face the questions of what is possible and what is not, of whether they can be together or if too many lives will be destroyed. Will they be happy knowing they hurt the people they once loved?

I’m really proud of this work. I feel it touches at life from a not very sympathetic view. My protagonists are cheaters. But maybe you can find it in you to be interested in their journey? They don’t take their affair lightly, and maybe the ending pays tribute to that.

If you like, check out The Affair via Ylva Publishing‘s official page, or if you like on amazon, or if you use a different platform here. Maybe you’d like to read a review first?

Let’s move on then from true drama to truly terrifying supernatural fiction: Wicked Things is a Halloween anthology. And, yes, I’m aware it’s still some months to Halloween, but let’s face it: there’s never a bad time to get scared or have some supernatural sexy-times. Wicked Things can provide both during a summer storm, a camping trip for two, or a night you wanna curl up on your couch with your cat and let the creaking of floorboards get to you.

My story included in this anthology is called A Lesson in Magic. It’s about Erin who meets a wicked things coverfascinating man at a Halloween party. Only problem: Erin is gay and she doesn’t usually find men all that fascinating. But Raymond is different, and he is different in all the right ways.

Other stories included were written by Andi Marquette, Bridget Essex, Catherine Lane, Elaine Burnes, Erzabet Bishop, Eve Francis, Lois Cloarec Hart, May Dawney, Orhea the dreamer, Q. Kelly, R.G. Emanuelle, S.M. Harding, and Steph Gottschalk. Maybe you’ve come across their writing and are interesting in more? Maybe you have come across none of us yet but would like to discover some new authors of lesbian fiction? Here’s your chance.

Ylva Publishing put together this Goldie Award-winning selection. It’s available for kindle, ebook, and paperback.

Now, for my German readers. But let me skip… zu deutsch. Ja, ich schreibe auch in meiner Muttersprache. Weniger häufig, aber mit ebensoviel Enthusiasmus (hoffentlich!). Es gibt bisher zwei Veröffentlichungen von Kurzgeschichten auf deutsch von mir.

cover_A_Suche-Herz-mit-Namen_500x800Die erste ist ebenfalls eine Ylva-Anthologie: Suche Herz mit Namen. Sie beinhaltet sieben Geschichten von sieben Autorinnen und jede einzelne handelt von Liebe, dem Kennenlernen, dem besonderen Menschen, der die Herzen unserer Protagonistinnen höher schalgen lässt.

Meine Geschichte heißt Versch(l)ossen und handelt von Maike, die aus Versehen ihr Fahrrad mit einem andered zusammenschließt. Dies führt sie zu der Bekanntschaft von Katrin und Gefühlen, die bisher für Maike unbekannt waren.

Die anderen Autorinnen dieser Anthologie sind G.G. Barro, Sara Engels, Sandra Herzog, Jae, Katharina Kraemer, und Verena Martin. Interesse geweckt? Jede einzelne Geschichte ist lesenswert und berührend. Liebe in vielfältiger Form, aber mit Happy End-Garantie.

Zu kaufen natürlich bei Amazon, als ebook und auch als Taschenbuch.

Die zweite Anthologie, Heartbeatclub, ist eine queere Anthologie des Größenwahn Verlags. Sie verbindet queere Liebe mit Musik und Tanz, denn schließlich lieben wir alle Musik und lieben alle zu Musik. Der Soundtrack unserer ersten Liebe als Mix-Tape im Auto gehört, der Song in der Disco als du ihn das erste Mal gesehen hast, vielleicht die Tanzstunde, die soviel besser wurde, weil die Tanzlehrerin so heiß war?

Meine Geschichte heißt Unser erster-letzter Tanz und handelt von David, der auf der heartbeatclub (1)Verlobungsfeier seines Cousins der Transphobie seiner lieben Verwandten ausgesetzt ist. Doch die Feier wird zusehends besser als die Kellnerin Mandy sich für ihn zu interessieren beginnt. Doch wie beginnt man eine Liebe, wenn der eigene Körper ein Geheimnis ist, das man gerade erst selbst entdeckt?

Die anderen Autoren haben sich anderen queeren Themen zugewandt und eine lesbare (tanzbare?) Mischung kreiert. Geschichten von Nino Delia, Peter Nathschläger, Andrea Biernek, Levi Frost, Carsten Nagels, Jannis Plastargias (auch Herausgeber der Anthologie), Thomas Pregel, Juliane Seidel, Andrea Bielfeldt, S.A. Urban, Jens Christof Ruppin, Devin Sumarno, Andi Latte, und Ines Schmidt komplettieren ein Leseerlebnis.

Es gibt die Anthologie als Taschenbuch, ebook und kindle zu kaufen. Es lohnt sich!

Now, these are all last year’s news, I know. But there may be something coming next month that combines my writing with others’ writings with stories about bookworms. Interested? Check this out!

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Yes, dear readers, there’s going to be an anthology about book peeps by Ylva Publishing. Writers, readers, librarians, editors, what have you, they’ll all be part of this anthology. I’m superexcited! Are you? I thought you’d be. Only one month to wait. Make sure to get it while it’s still warm – or maybe sizzling hot?!

My story is called Wrote Trip and it’s about a writer going on a road trip in search of her muse. She meets a hitchhiker and things seem to go in a different direction from there.

I hope you found some good reading material here. And if you haven’t, well, I did post those links for you to browse too, you know. So many books, so little time.

Halloween

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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What? You say it’s not Halloween yet? But it is. Halloween is in October and October is all about Halloween, so, basically, it’s Halloween all October ’round.

And I LOVE Halloween. It’s the one holiday where I don’t have to wonder ‘what happened in the bible again?’ or ‘what happened in Germany on this day so many years ago?’ And what’s even better: it’s not even really a holiday here in Germany. 31st October is actually Reformation Day (something to do with Martin Luther, I think).

That’s not to say that we don’t do Carnival stuff and costume thingys. I remember, when I was a kid, we would actually go from door to door getting candy. But we called that ‘Rummelpott,’ we did it on 31st December, and all the neighborhood kids did it together and we sang for the peeps. The costume theme wasn’t scary, either, so it really wasn’t the same thing and kids don’t do that anymore.

Some are celebrating Halloween here, too. I guess, they’re trying to establish a tradition here, but most older folks don’t catch on, so not everyone’s having candy for the kids. It’s a little embarrassing, our need to do as the cool kids do (meaning ‘merica).

For me as writer it’s a great thing, though. Halloween brings the scary to the virtual page. Last year, that meant my story A Lesson in Magic was published in the award winning anothology Wicked Things (you should totally get it and read it on All Hallow’s). This year, well, I couldn’t get out of my head to submit a story to an anthology, but a couple nights ago, I had a strange dream about werewolves and obstinate teenagers. And I thought, yeah, why not write that story for Halloween.

Well, I am writing this story and so my muse will, I’ll have it for you shortly before Halloween so you may indulge. It’ll be all free and hopefully scary. Let’s see if I can do that. I’d like to, you know, put up some more stuff of mine in the near future. Possibly poetry, but also a few short stories…getting back into the flow of things.

Well, I hope you have a scary October, lovelies. And HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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Wicked Things: Lesbian Halloween Short Stories, edited by Astrid Ohletz and Jae (the Writer’s Edition)

wt-postcards Wicked Things is now available for kindle on amazon (com, de, co.uk, what have you). Do you know how excited I am about this? I am sooo excited about it. For those of you who don’t know – there’s a short story by moi in this anthology and it’s my first published work in English.

I have already read it and it’s a great anthology. I absolutely love the different takes on the topic of this holiday and the supernatural. The anthology contains stories about vampires, and ghosts and witches and hunters and what nots. If you want to know a little more about the stories, I wrote a ‘reader’s edition’ of this post here.

Now, as a writer, it has been an immense pleasure to work with the folks at Ylva Publishing, especialy Astrid Ohletz and Day Petersen. I know my story is better now because of these two lovelies. And I’m happy to be among so many talented and able and distinguished writers.

My own story is called A Lesson in Magic and it’s about two people meeting at a Halloween party. Erin is there under protest but when she meets Raymond, she’s suddenly intrigued – and confused. But confusion clears when Erin learns a little more about Raymond and his special charms…

I’m not gonna tell you more about it, you’ll have to read it. I wrote this story for the anthology. I’m fascinated by the supernatural and the themes and tropes of the genre. It was a good opportunity to try my hand at it and I think I’m going to delve into it a little more in the future.

So, if you love the ladies and some scary and some erotic and plenty of supernatural, you should really read this anthology. Also, if you like me, you should totally buy it – for you and all your friends. It’s for your own good, really.

Here’s the links – amazon.com, amazon.co.uk, amazon.de. I’m gonna add the links for the paperback and other ebooks in my short stories-section as soon as they’re available. I hope you’re gonna read Wicked Things. Drop me  a line if you have and whether you liked it. I very much hope that you do. Read on, lovelies.

First Things

I’m excited about the upcoming anthology from Ylva Publishing – Wicked Things. I’ve written a short story for it, and I like it. I hope you will like it, too.

This is the cover, and when you click on it you can read what it’s about and who has contributed to it. You should check out all those amazing writers – I’m so thrilled to be in such talented company.

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Hopefully, this is only the first of many published stories to come. I will keep you updated, as this is, of course, the reason why this site exists.

I can’t even say how much I love writing and how much it means to get published – and published in English, too. I just hope you like my story and that you will maybe drop me a note whether you did.

So, this is a beginning, first things, wicked things… I’m excited.

Later, lovelies.