RELEASE DATE: September 4, 2018

GENRE: Avid Book, Alternative M/M, LGBT, Contemporary, Paranormal Romance

WORD COUNT: 20,000 words

PAGE COUNT: 72 pages


In the spirit of Pride 2018, we all wish to belong somehow, somewhere. The ultimate satisfaction one could enjoy is belonging and fitting it, knowing one’s place in the big scheme of things. Check out these stories from Whitney Cannon and L.B La Vigne that would blow your mind away.

Vanilla by Whitney Cannon

Wendel has struggled his whole life to fit in. His stutter has always left him with few if any friends; none of them boyfriends. Surviving in a life of solitude, Wendel needs to decide if risking the sanctuary he has created for himself is worth sharing his darkest truths. Can he step out of the shield he hides behind to give someone the chance to accept him for who he really is? Or, will the results of how he’s been treated in the past, keep him from taking a chance on possible acceptance?

Taming The Vampire by L.B La Vigne

When Matt finds a vampire on the beach who’s into rough sex, he can’t help but take him home. They engage in a series of depraved acts, all of which are consensual. But when Matt has to go to a family funeral for a few days, he leaves Chris, his vampire lover, in the hands of someone with sinister motives.



All of his past experiences made Wendel leery to trust new people. There were very few people in this world who Wendel trusted, one of them being his boss, Julia. She had immediately taken a protective mother-hen stance with Wendel and was there for him if he ever had a situation at work that he couldn’t handle. Letting someone new see his struggles, faults, and vulnerabilities was a terrifying prospect. Not to mention the tsunami someone would have to be willing to endure just to be in a relationship with him.

Wendel remembered the smile and earnest expression on David’s face, though, and the way he was almost hesitant to approach Wendel. He had said he’d seen Wendel around for months. That must have meant David had noticed him some time ago. David hadn’t even twitched at Wendel’s stutter. He just seemed happy to be there and almost relieved that Wendel agreed to accept his phone number.

Wendel fingered the slip of paper, stared at it, and tapped it several times on the table. He picked up his phone and sighed, then pulled up a new text and entered a simple message:

>It’s Wendel. We met at the airport. When and where did you want to meet up?


He plopped down near a large boulder so he could lay back on it. He could hear the ocean and caught a glimpse of waves occasionally as the clouds moved overhead. He let his head loll forward, and the salty breeze coming off the water felt good and kept him awake.

He wasn’t sure how long he’d sat there, but he knew that at some point, he spilled his beer. “Oh fuck,” he whispered, righting it. Then he took a sip.

A noise drew his attention, though he didn’t even look over at it. Behind him was a sparsely forested area made of thin trees that loomed ominously in the dark. Matt had grown tired and was quickly headed towards a nap when he heard something sniffing and moving closer. The wind didn’t pierce past him so pointedly suddenly, so he turned to look just as a cloud moved overhead to reveal moonlight on the beach.

Something had come towards him and didn’t stop. It was hunched over, though on two legs like a human, but it had made a growling sound. “Oh shit,” he remembered slurring, still holding his half-empty beer, though his grip on it tightened. “Are you a zombie or something?” he asked as it got closer. Matt could see it, he, was naked. The stranger knelt down, eyes glowing a threatening red and its expression looking angry and hungry. “No fucking way.”

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Whitney Cannon is a wife and stay-at-home mother of three. She has recently gone back to school to pursue her desire to write and although this is her first publication, she is hard at work on completing her first full-length novel, which is expected to see publication before the end of 2018. She is an avid reader and supporter of m/m fiction and has found her passion exploring all the genre has to offer.


L.B. La Vigne works as a librarian by day, and a smut writer by night. La Vigne lives in San Diego, California and enjoys baking on the weekend, camping, and reading MM romance.



Q: What inspired you to start writing?

A: I’ve been writing my entire adult life, though it started when I was twelve and writing fanfiction with my friends. Over the years I lost interest, but after college I finally had time to start writing again. Two years ago I decided to try getting some of my writing published, and my writing career has been moving forward ever since.

Q: What do you like to do when not writing?

A: I’m a librarian by day, so it goes without saying that I love to read. I’m also an avid weekend baker and camper, and spend lots of time playing with my macaw.

Q: Which Author(s) inspire you and your writing?

A: Delilah S. Dawson, author of the Phasma novel and Kill the Farm Boy, has recently been a huge inspiration to me to keep writing even as I continue on as an indie author, and with a small publishing company. Poppy Z. Brite, author of Lost Souls and Drawing Blood, originally inspired me to write the genre that I want to write, no matter what people say.

Q: What is an everyday writing life for you like?

A: I hit my word count goal every single day! Just kidding, even though I’d love nothing more than to curl up on the chair in my writing corner and engage in my favorite past time. On an average day, I can be found doing a little bit of writing as well as posting on social media, talking with other authors, and researching the indie author and niche author communities.

Q: What is the hardest part about w

A: Editing is perhaps the hardest, and least fun part of writing. Although much of what I write is erotica, the saying still stands that “you are your worst critic.” No matter if it’s a naughty scene or plot building, I always dread the editing process even though I know it’s a necessary evil.

Q: How do you come up with the titles of your book?

A: The titles of each of my novels are unique. While I write erotic romance, a lot of my stories have personal anecdotes and struggles that I’ve gone through which I write in to a characters’ life. With the Weight of Stillness, I was trying to convey the heaviness that comes with living a quiet life and how addicting being alone can be, much like how the protagonist Caleb feels. With Blue, I was obsessed with one single song and played it on repeat while pouring my heart out in to Reid’s past. Lastly, with Taming the Vampire, it’s one of the most self-explanatory titles I’ve ever come up with. Straightforward titles are great, because they tell the reader exactly what to expect in very few words.

Q: Which character was the hardest for you to write in the book published by Avid.

A: The list of characters in Taming the Vampire is very small, though I would have to say the hardest to write was Chris. He’s the vampire in the story, and non-verbal. As somebody who can only communicate with a variety of clicking and hissing noises, it was not only a difficult line to walk in regards to sentient monsters who can’t speak, but also in conveying how he felt towards Matt, his human boyfriend.


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