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Release Day – The Lady and the Thief (Deceived #5)

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So today is the release day of The Lady and the Thief, my first FF story in Deceived verse. It’s a pretty low-key story, about a woman, the maid she loved, and their unexpected reunion–and how the maid is very much not a maid.

Normally I would babble about how the story came to be, or some of the travails of writing it (a prompt on twitter; I stopped and started it 100 times while I struggled to write anything at all. My focus and discipline are still recovering from my slump).

Instead, I’d like to focus on why I, and so many other queer writers, don’t get to write anywhere near the number of FF (or anything else that is not cis gay MM) books.

It’s true most of the onus for providing more representation starts with publishers. It doesn’t matter who wants to read or write it if no one is going to make it available. But that’s only a problem at the Big 5 level. I’m a small publisher. Its pretty safe to say that at least in queer romance, Less Than Three has a greater number diverse offerings than other presses. We have trans, asexual, aromantic, and more in numbers that other presses do not (at least in romance, I can’t speak to other genres, obviously).

And much of the responsibility is also on writers, who say they support the queer community and want to see more diversity (not just in queer rep, but POC, disabled, etc. because if you’re one you should be for all). It’s disappointing to see an author declare how much of an ally they are, only for them to never care about anyone but the gay boys.

But what happens when LT3 and other publishers provide the books that authors write? Nothing.

It’s supremely frustrating and disheartening to see hundreds of readers say they’re all for increased diversity, that there should be more FF, trans, aromantic, etc books out there. That they’d happily read them if they existed. And then when the books are pointed out to them… they find reasons not to read them after all. “No money” as they go to buy the newest, hottest MM release. “I don’t like the premise” even though their GR shelf shows twenty MM books with the same premise. Don’t even get me started on the sexism, external and internalized.

Most reviewers are no better. Lesbian sites that are transphobic. MM sites that won’t review any book that might have a bisexual man in a relationship with a woman for a brief time. The way they’ll skip an entire third of a book just b/c it’s from a woman’s POV, and then relay incorrect information in the review, and the site mod doesn’t care enough to fix it. The way so-called ‘LGBT review sites’ that review 99% MM, and won’t even make a token effort during pride month to represent the rest of the community.

I would love to write more FF. More MFF and MMF, and any other combination that comes to mind. Trans characters. Genderqueer characters is something I’d like to get to. But these things have to be spaced out between the MM books that sell. Because I’m a publisher who tries my hardest, and an author who tries my hardest, but my efforts die before they even leave the gate because the hundreds of readers who t assured me they wanted the book, never show up to do their part and buy it.

The sad truth is that the new editions of the other Deceived books will probably sell better than the brand new addition to the verse, and even though I really want to write Edith’s story, it’ll have to take a back seat to the books people WILL buy, and there’s only so much I can do about that when LT3 and my own livelihood (like mounting medical debt) depend on the money my books earn.

To those that decide to give The Lady and the Thief a chance, my eternal thanks. I hope you enjoy it. I had a lot of fun writing it, even if I struggled at points.

Thanks for reading. I hope everyone is having a good week.

Megan

Books, a Chat, Things, and Stuff

Despite the dearth of work from me, I am steadily getting back on my writing feet. I haven’t had much chance recently, between travel and LT3, but as of today I did get some actual, real writing done, and I’m actively working between three WIPs (Fallen King, Toymaker, and Like No Other, though that one is still mostly in the research stage).

First thing first: On June 27th, from 18:00 to 21:00 EST, I will be hosting a chat on FB. The official link is here. All are welcome, but please do not show up just to start trouble. This is for peeps and such to get a chance to talk to me, and ask questions and the like. And it’s a pretty stress-inducing thing for me; I didn’t decide to do it lightly. So if you only show up to cause problems, you’ll get bounced. Otherwise, please be welcome and I’ll try to answer all the questions I can 🙂

Speaking of June 27th, that’s the release date for a new book!

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THE LADY AND THE THIEF

This story sprung from a prompt on twitter that I really liked. I don’t know that the person who tweeted it still follows me, but it is dedicated to her. This story is set in Deceived verse, and follows the travails of a young woman who is struggling to break free of her oppressive guardians, and who is astonished to see that her former maid, who fled her home after stealing jewelry and more, is now suddenly a mysterious lady of society. A few familiar faces make appearances 😉

The next book in the series will be about Edith, and will be MFF.

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And to go with Lady’s release, the rest of the books have matching covers (finally) andhave been dusted off. No major rehauls, but I have tweaked some scenes and cleaned up typos and things like that. As ever, if you already have them and want the updated versions, just email meganaderr@gmail.com. I have several emails from peeps already, but those who contracted my gmail and those who emailed LT3. I’m finishing up the last of the books now, and once the new ebooks are made I’ll send them out. I’m sorry for the delay! Traveling put me further behind than I anticipated.

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THE GALLERY

Many will recognize some of these stories from right here on my website. Those have been touched up, some of them significantly expanded and/or changed, some are relatively the same. They’re both MM (+), I am aiming with future volumes to include women, etc.

The first volume includes familiar stories The Assistant, The Three Kings, and The Tycoon. The last two especially have received significant changes. New stories include The Bastard Son, about some familiar faces from a certain Round Table, and The Demon Slayer, in which our Tycoon meets his match 😉

The second volume, coming out next month, includes: statue porn, tentacle porn, and smoke porn (I’m not really sure what I can do next in regards to ????porn). Those stories are all brand new. The familiar ones in this volume will be The Assassin and The Lion and the Mouse.

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LIFESWORN TRILOGY

This short little series about bodyguards and the reckless nerds they’re sworn to protect is complete. All three are poly. Book one and three are MMF, book two is MMM. They are best read in sequence. All characters are bisexual, except Symaia, who is biromantic and asexual (of the sex-positive variety).

I hope everyone who’s read them has enjoyed, and thank you very much for the support. Especially those who took a chance on my MMF when that is not your usual thing <3

Note: These are not LT3 books. The first two are with Ninestar Press, and the last one is self-published.

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OTHER BOOKS

Rasnake was previously part of a Fairytales Slashed anthology. It has not changed significantly. If you would like the stand-alone version, you know what to do. For the unfamiliar, it’s a bit of a take on

Dragon Magic was my first major release this year, about four men who get accidentally bound together and must go on a Quest if they’re to be rid of each other. I hope peeps have mostly enjoyed it. I’ve gotten a few strong words about the ending, which I did not expect, so.

Mercenaries of the Stolen Moon is obviously the next High Court book. Ideally, it will be out in November, but I do not at this time have a for certain release date. Note this story is MMF. Jac insisted, and Jac gets what she wants, as will be made very clear throughout this story. Also I got to google ‘history of strap-ons’ so that was fun.

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IN PROGRESS

The Fallen King’s Penitent Soldier

This is the final High King book, and revolves around Prince Chass, Allen’s much-despised brother and Captain of Penance Gate. He’s not an easy character to write, that’s for sure. I hope I do him, and the premise, justice. We shall see.

The Imperial Dragon’s Secret Treasure

Poor Rene and Tara’s languishing story. I hate this fell by the wayside, but last year sucked. Hoping to get back to it soon.

The Toymaker’s Hoard

Another overdue story -_- This one is a prize from an LT3 Anniversary giveaway. It’s MMM, about a toymaker who accepts a commission from a young woman who intends to give it to the man she loves. Only her father is the Chief of Police, and the man she loves has a powerful noble for a father, dragging our toymaker into a situation he did not expect (a threesome).

Like No Other (working title, likely to change)

This is another story for a specific person, an auction winner 🙂 It will be a fantasy story, and a mish-mash of Romeo and Juliet and The Count of Monte Cristo. The setting is a city much like Venice in that it’s a collection of tiny islands, though the ocean rather than a canal, and it’s not sinking. Culturally, it will be inspired by a mix of Italian and Japanese elements (with reasons, it’s not just done willy nilly). Our Count comes from a family whose magic entails control of iron, which makes them famed sword makers. The rival family’s magic deals with water, which obviously makes them hella powerful.

Other books in the works include Dance in the Storm, the next Anti-Heroes book, Quest of Fools, and several others.

Thank you for reading this long, long post. I hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

Yaoicon & Updates

First, the exciting news!

Less Than Three Press is going to Yaoicon! We will be selling print books and giving away little things, so if you are attending come and see us ^___^ We will feel very very small next to the bigger names in the Dealer’s Room so stop by!!!

If there is a particular book you’d like to ensure we sell, let us know! We are just starting to really get our shit together, input always welcome 😀

It will be myself, Sasha, Brandie, and London slaving away for LT3. Samantha, alas, will not be able to make it.

So who are we going to see there? ::excited::

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Updates, LT3:

I’ve had two ebooks out recently, one a freebie (and which many people have read online, but this makes it a proper part of the Midsummer set), and my new serial is also out:

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Updates, Site:

Fiction page updated, and three ficbits added, one DwtD, one DitD, and one from my That Famous Happy Endstory, Looking For More.

Small Update

Added a follow-up to the Matchmaker ficbit Poetic Revenge, called Irresistable.

Also added a new free read section, called Atypical Stories, called thus mostly because they’re not happy, and happy and fluffy. is what I’m known for.

Only story up at the moment, but I’m really fucking proud of it. Plus, one of my favorite stories of Sammie’s is the one where she drank 40 thimbles of vodka (and her prize for winning was two more shots of vodka) in The Idiot. That place is not made up; if you’re ever in St. Petersburg, drop in :3 I always wanted to use it in a story, and it came together in Russian Roulette.

Finally, added a section for my reviews and such. I have an upcoming author interview with the Book Wenches, so I figured that sort of thing deserved a place. My author creds and all :3 :3 :3

Updates

As you may have noticed, changed my website layout. Took me three friggin’ tries to find one that I liked and could easily modify, but ’tis done now :3

Added two pages, one for my book covers and one for non-writing related type things.

Also updated the ficbits with the pr0ns I wrote for Easter:

Sandstorm – Son of the Sands

Missing Butterfly – Bonus Track: Didn’t Know I Liked It (’til You Wouldn’t Let Me Have It)

Superheroes – Solo is Overrated

The Matchmaker – Poetic Revenge

Midsummer Baker – Nothing Better

And since many do not know Midsummer Baker, I added the rest of the ficbits and linked to the original story. All is on the ficbit page

Stuff Added

Added a whole slew of ficbits: one prisoner, separated out the superhero stuff, added admirer, sandstorm, harem, and a few stand alone.

WIP section is gone, replaced by coming soon. May add actual snippets, but not tonight.

Fixed the published page.

Tomorrow is your last chance to vote on porn!. I have written 1.5 of them already, will write the others this week and type them up over the weekend.

GIVEAWAY COMING

As I have mentioned a couple of other places, I am going to give away print copies of Sandstorm and Harem. I am hoping to finally put that together this week. Stay tuned.

Mostly Fairytales :3

Added a few things to my website that I realized were missing, and an oldie that peeps keep asking about :3

There is now a drabbles section, which has all ten of the fairytale drabbles I have thus far written ^__^

Added the Knight of the Rose to the ficbits section.

Lastly, to short stories I added: The Shining Knight, The Prince’s Questions, Ivan the Heartless, and Deceived, since people keep asking about it and its old enough I don’t mind putting it here ^__^

Ficbits & Fanfiction

Added two ficbits to the site, one stand alone, written for ttkove cause she’s awesome, and one Kria verse femslash piece.

I have also become obsessed with the Green Hornet movie because it’s fucking awesome, and wrote three fanfics for it so far, and I’ve a fourth half-written :3

And speaking of fanfic, I added Alison Bailey’s two stories to the Geniuses website.

Think that’s all for now :3