Sunday, September 25, 2011

Winner of the Torquere Gift Card is...........

Sash Conte!
Email me what email address you'd like me to send the gift card to you!

Thank you to those of you who gave the contest shout-outs and commented :) I'm sure I'll do this again soon! Thank you for participating and congratulations Sash on your new books! Let me know what you get!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Giveaway!!!! Get good reads and help others!

Wanna do some good? Need something to read? How about we combine the two?
I'm giving away a $5 gift card to Torquere Press to one of my commenters who shares a reason to support the It Gets better Project!
If you're unfamiliar with their program, please click here and check it out.
I'd love to hear why you think the IGBP is so invaluable. Share and share alike. 
I'll pick a winner next Saturday!
In the meantime, here are some of my most loved It Gets Better Vids:

If you'd like an extra entry, I'd love for you to tweet or facebook this and share with others, just leave the link!

Thank you for commenting and helping this amazing charity.
<3 B

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Charity Sips are OUT!

Go support an awesome cause, It Gets Better Project, and you can read some fantastic stories!

Here's where you can get your copy of the entire compilation: Torquere Press or Rainbow eBooks!

A snippet of my story "Happy Hour" and a link to the reviews of some of the wonderful stories.

Please go shop away and read your heart out. All the while, you'll be helping such a fantastic charity!

My interview with author Kerry Freeman!

I had fun with Kerry and she asked some great questions. I love that she added in visuals as well.

PS- Happy Belated Birthday! to my boyfriend Harry <3

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Beautiful Review of Happy Hour from CB Conwy

Thank you again, CB, I really appreciate your kind review!

If you get a chance, check out CB's stories at!
Start with A Russian Bear, I just picked it up!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Riding the Rainbow by Kiernan Kelly

Another wonderful sneak peek I got was into Riding the Rainbow by Keirnan Kelly.

This is a wonderful story with a heartfelt message. Yes, it has some naughty bits, but there is a moral as well. The language and visuals from Riding are just wonderful. It made me want to go ride a pony... or a cowboy. Or both, I'm not picky.
It's a great tidbit and I'm so glad I got to read it!
Make sure you pick it up in the Getting Better: Torquere Press Charity Sip benefiting the It Gets Better Project!

Kiernan Kelly lives in the wilds of the alligator-infested U.S. Southeast, slathered in SPF 45, drinking tropical, hi-octane concoctions served by thong-clad cabana boys.
Actually, the truth is that she spends her time locked in the dark recesses of her office, writing gay erotica while chained to a temperamental laptop, drinking coffee, and dreaming about thong- clad cabana boys.

Family Values by Alexa Snow

I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at a few of the Charity Sips and here's my take on Family Values by Alexa Snow.

I loved this. I almost felt like I was listening in on a family member's conversation. Family Values by Alexa Snow is quick, but not straight to the point. You find yourself wondering what the issue is, why is Marvin so stressed, and of course your mind goes to the worst places.

Tim is so kind and sweet and so is Marvin. I truly felt like I was eavesdropping on a friend or sibling. It was casual and well-paced and it was interesting to just see what these two would do while interacting with Marvin's family.

And Nana is a card. I really wanted to go hang out with this family and learn more about them. Make sure you check it out in the Getting Better: Torquere Press Charity Sip benefiting the It Gets Better Project on September 17th!

Alexa Snow is an emotional person who appreciates practicality in others. She's prone to crying at inconvenient times, drinking too much coffee, and staying up too late playing with words (either reading or writing.) A background of schooling she wasn't all that interested in resulted in a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and a vague sense of wasted time. Alexa lives in a tiny old house in New England with her husband, young son, and a small collection of pets.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Getting Better: Torquere Press Charity Sip

In 2008, Torquere Press’ fantastic authors decided to support a charity with an annual short story collection called our Charity Sip blitz. In the past three years, we’ve donated more than $13,000.00 to charitable organizations that support GLBT causes.

For 2011, Torquere’s authors have chosen the theme “Getting Better” in honor of the It Gets Better project, which helps LGBT youth understand that life as an openly queer adult is not only possible, but happening for millions of people, worldwide. More than thirty authors have written short fiction pieces and have agreed to donate all proceeds of the sales of these stories to this year’s charitable organization. Torquere Press Inc. will match the authors’ donations completely.

This year, we’re also pleased to announce that our distribution partner, Rainbow eBooks, has agreed to be the title sponsor of our Sip collection, and will be our sole distributor outside of the Torquere Books website.

Please support our sponsor by visiting them Torquere Press and our authors truly believe we can make a difference by donating to organizations that promote awareness and equality. If you’d like to help, please support the Charity Sip Blitz and enjoy some great romance today! Available

While supporting a great cause, you can check out my story that will be featured in the anthology.

Bella Leone Books

Welcome to my site. Here I'll share some naughty bits and put up some fun freebies too. Check out the Quickies section for some free downloads.
On September 17th, my first story will be published in the Getting Better Charity Sip published by Torquere Press to benefit the It Gets Better Project. Check out the Releases section for more details!
Thank you for visiting :)