Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Breathless Press' 4th Anniversary

Breathless Press is an e-book publisher specializing in Romance and Erotic(a) stories.

Our mission statement is simple: To provide the opportunity for readers to connect with romance authors through the purchasing of quality e-books at a low price.

Starting in the summer of 2009, Breathless Press came into existence. Since then, we have been producing top end romance and erotic stories for valued readers to enjoy.

Thanks so much for stopping by. So, why don’t you tell us a little about yourself?
Thank you for having me here today! My name's Dianne and I grew up in a large, boisterous and loving family in California, spent ten years in the rocky mountains of Colorado, and now live in the beautiful Willamette Valley of Oregon. Currently, I'm working as a floral designer in a locally owned gift shop. The perfect job for me! I can express myself through beautiful flowers, and I also meet the most romantic people who buy my arrangements, sometimes becoming a character in my current WIP.

How did you get started writing?
I’ve always been a storyteller, making up bedtime stories for my younger brothers and sister. When I started in the first grade I began to write these stories down. But it wasn’t until an amazing creative writing teacher I had in my early teens told me I had potential, encouraging me to submit my stories to the local magazine, that my passion began. I’ve had a love affair with writing ever since.

What was the inspiration for your book?
PAUL'S MISTAKE is my story in the Ad-Dick-tion vol 3 anthology with Breathless Press. It continues the love affair between two of my characters, Paul and Eran, that started in ERAN'S RELEASE, part of Ad-Dick-tion vol. 2. Eran grew up in an abusive environment and shies away from love, but with the help of Paul's patience and tenderness is able to come to terms with his fears and find happiness.

What’s the one genre you haven’t written in yet that you’d like to?
I've played a little with sci/fi and have a story all plotted out, but I still need to work on the science! I love the science fiction of Ray Bradbury and C.J. Cherryth and others, and would love to write something like one of their stories, something believable that take you out of this world and sets you down somewhere else.

Are there any genres you won’t read or write in? Why?
I'm really not big on non-fiction. I read and write to get away from reality! Also, I don't care much for full on erotica either. I need to have a storyline, a love story with a happy ending or at least the happy for now ending. I'm simply a hopeless romantic!

So, what are you working on right now? Got any releases planned, or still writing?
I have a story coming out in the 'Down on the Farm' anthology with Breathless Press titled CALLUM'S FATE. I also have a zombie romance story coming out this fall with Breathless Press called THE DARK BOKOR. I'm also working on a story for the Shakespearean anthology coming the end of September and a few other ideas I've written notes for. Busy busy!
Alright, now for some totally random, fun questions.
Favorite color? Mediterranean blue
Favorite movie? The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Book that inspired you to become an author? Everything by Ray Bradbury. His books opened my mind to a world of possibilities.
Alright, you have one superpower. What is it? Time keeper. I can let people have all the time they need to finish what they want to do, including me!
You can have dinner with any 3 people, dead, alive, fictitious, etc. Who are they? Ursula K. Le Guinn, C.J. Cherryh,  Dean Koontz (my favorite authors!)
Last question: Which of your characters are you most like and how/why? I'd say I'm most like Paul. When I fall in love it's deep and forever and I'd do anything for the one I love.

Book Blurb:
In this collection of sizzling hot Adonis shorts, feel the passion with M/M erotic stories by our wonderful Breathless Press authors.

The Land of Embarrassment and Brunch by Sax Alexander
Jamie is head over heels for Chris, but does dating exclusively for six months mean it's mutual? When an old college flame invites Jamie to his live art show, and Chris insists they attend, Jamie gets the answer to his question—a sizzling performance that just might steal the show. 

The Thing About Being a Werewolf by Sally Max
Dumped, homeless, and hunted, wasn't how Torolf thought he would be spending the full moon. His only hope is to find another pack and ask for asylum. While running for his life, a great white wolf appears, which can only mean one of two things: safety or death. 

Sun, Surf, Sand, and a Sling by Alex Carreras
When David Hendricks suggests a getaway to Fort Lauderdale, Daniel Fletcher, David's partner, jumps at the chance imagining blue skies, ocean breezes and sandy beaches. What he doesn't imagine is a clothing optional resort were guests wear nothing but a smile, and each room has a sling suspended from the ceiling. 

A New Dawn by Raven McAllan
Sam never thought he'd move forward with the help of his past in the shape of Alex. Would their history help or hinder them? 

Underground Temptation by Monica Corwin
Rone spends his days guarding London's elite and his nights seducing them. No one has ever been good enough, beautiful enough, to tame him. The Abyss, London's premier night spot for an edgier crowd, always brings something new to the table. Tonight, his name is Josh. 

Exercising His Options by Wt Prater
When Enver Mann started jogging every morning, it was at his wife's provocation. After a year, he's still at it, but now it's his choice. Little does he know, that choice may open up a whole world to him. While jogging one day, he happens upon two men having sex, and for the first time he wants that. The man with the red hair and the incredible ass. And while his mind might second guess him, his wife doesn't. When she instigates their encounter, Enver knows he will never look at life, or sex, the same way again. 

Paul's Mistake by Dianne Hartsock
Paul has no doubts. He wants Eran in his life. But can Eran, a young man from an abusive background, come to terms with his fears so he can have a future with this man he loves? 

Fraternity Brothers by Carrie Pulkinen
When Aiden joins a fraternity, he has no idea a hazing incident with Miguel will change his life forever. Now, being friends with Miguel isn't enough. Can Aiden plant the seed for romance to bloom without killing their friendship? Or will he have to settle for just being fraternity brothers? 

Fun in the Guard House by Melody Kiss
A night out with friends unexpectedly changes Justin's life. Just who is the sexy stranger from the club? 

Animal Magnetism by Rhiannon Wellman
When Simon took his beloved dog for a walk he had no idea what it would lead to. With wild animals, sexy land owners, and a psychotic ex-boyfriend, he's in for a wild ride. But boy will it be worth it. 

Harvey has spent years locked away from everything, the fences around his land just as high as the ones around his heart. Simon is like a light in the dark. Will he be just what Harvey didn't know he needed? 

Both men need to learn to love again, but will their animals' budding friendship be the catalyst for everything that follows?

Breathless Press will be giving away the following prizes to randomly drawn commenters during the tour:

Grand Prize: 1 Kindle Fire
Second Prize: $25.00 Gift Card for Breathless Press
Third Prize: $10.00 Gift Card for Breathless Press
Fourth Prize: 10 x $5.00 Gift Cards for Breathless Press (individual gift cards, 1 per person)

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August 5: Téa Cooper (Sweet Romance):  A Chick Who Reads
August 6: DD Symms (Romance):  Straight from the Library
August 6: Raven McAllan (Hot historical romance):  Dawn's Reading Nook Blog
August 7: Leona Bushman (Paranormal, Erotic romance):  Crazy Four Books
August 8: Rebekah Lewis (Paranormal, Erotic romance):  It's Raining Books
               Promo:   Love Romance Passion
August 8: Zara Stoneley (Erotic romance): We Love Kink
August 9: Carrie Pulkinen (Paranormal romance):  The Snarkology of a Romance Author
August 12: Lee Brazil (M/M Romance):  Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
August 13: Sally Max (Paranormal):  Reading In Twilight
August 14: Dianne Hartsock (M/M Romance):  Sharing Links and Wisdom
                Promo:   Babbling About Books, and More!
August 15: Dianne Hartsock (M/M Romance):  It's Raining Books
August 16: Gayl Taylor (Erotic):  Long and Short Reviews
August 19: Havan Fellows (M/M):  You Gotta Read Reviews
August 20: Raven McAllan (Hot historical romance):  Harlie's Books
August 21: Zara Stoneley (Erotic romance):  Long and Short Reviews
                Promo:   Love Romance Passion
August 22: Ann B Harrison (Romance):  Queen of the Night Reviews
August 23: Casey Sheridan (Erotic):  Wicked Readings by Tawania
August 23: Casey Sheridan (Erotic):   All I Want and More
August 26: Melody Kiss (Erotic):    Rachel Leigh
                Promo:   Babbling About Books, and More!
August 27: Shelli Rosewarne (Romance):  My Devotional Thoughts
August 28: DD Symms (Romance):  Samantha Holt
                Promo:   Love Romance Passion  
August 29: Victoria Miller (Cover Artist):  Imagine a World
August 29: Ann B Harrison (YA):  Books in the Hall
August 30: Carrie Pulkinen (Paranormal romance):  For The Love of Reading
August 30: Dianne Hartsock (M/M Romance):     Alex Jones Books (dreaming ink)
              Dianne Hartsock (M/M Romance):     Erzabet's Enchantments

Author Bio:
After growing up in California and spending the first ten years of marriage in Colorado, Dianne now live in the beautiful Willamette Valley of Oregon with her incredibly patient husband, who puts up with the endless hours she spends hunched over the keyboard letting her characters play.

She says Oregon’s raindrops are the perfect setting in which to write. There’s something about being cooped up in the house while it pours rain outside, a fire crackles on the hearth inside, and a cup of hot coffee warms her hands which kindles her imagination.

Currently, Dianne works as a floral designer in a locally-owned gift shop. Which is the perfect job for her. When not writing, she can express herself through the rich colors and textures of flowers and foliage.



  1. Can anyone else see this post? Not sure if Blogger's working with me right now...

  2. Thanks so much for having me as your guest today!

  3. The most interesting thing about interviews of authors is always how they began writing, so I really rather enjoyed the story about how she started.

    1. I'm glad you found it interesting, Maria. Thanks for stopping in. :)

  4. I loved that her superpower would be a time keeper! I need that power too!

    1. Isn't it true, Redhead? Maybe throw in a couple extra week-end days as well. :) Glad you stopped by.

  5. I love the information on the time keeper part of the interview as I also believe this to be true.

    1. We should take a vote. Who's for adding more time to a day! Thanks so much for stopping by. :)

  6. I completely agree with the dislike of non-fiction.. Most of the time it's just a statement of facts, no story to keep my interested

  7. what shade is Mediterranean blue? lol

    1. I see it as that crystal blue green color, so clear you can see the bottom of the water. Thanks for coming by, vic!

  8. I like that she writes a storyline & not just erotica.

    eg kaufman

  9. I loved that she doesn't care for erotica. I almost jumped up and down with excitement that she said she needs a storyline and depth! I couldn't agree more! :)

    1. Thanks for the smile, Marie! Glad you came by. :)

  10. I am not a big fan of non-fiction or erotica myself. I love reading sweet romance stories, especially about first loves.

    1. Hi Sarah. I've just recently read some lovely story about first loves. I can't help cheering them on! Glad you came by. :)

  11. I love Science Fiction too and the authors Ray Bradbury, Ursula Le Guin and C J Cherryh are all on my reading list :D