#Spotlight: Sorcerer’s Knot by Tali Spencer #mm #teaser @tali_spencer


Sorcerers Knot
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In a world where pleasure unlocks even the best-guarded magic, Cian has a long list of magical talents—and an even longer list of sorcerers he slept with to acquire them. He even seduced a dragon. There’s just one arcane power left for him to master: command over the sea. Now Cian has learned where to find Muir the Scarred, the only man known to have mastered that power—and he is determined to wrest it from him by whatever means necessary.

But completing the task isn’t so easy. First, Cian’s boat is wrecked on the shores of Muir’s desolate island. Then he learns an enchantment will keep him there forever. And when he tries to seduce Muir, he finds himself being seduced by the mysterious sorcerer instead. But the source of the power Cian seeks is also trapped on the island, and it will stop at nothing to break free, even if that means forcing pleasure—and magic—from Cian’s unwilling body.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16The Author ThoughtsTAG

Why Publish?

 

 

Sorcerer’s Knot was my first published M/M book. I wrote it for a novella-anthology that wanted tentacle stories, but changed my mind about submitting when the publisher said, “Oops, we’re not going to pay that flat fee.” I was kind of hoping to get paid for the story, so I sent it to Dreamspinner instead, in hope they might take it. Which they did, though I had to tone down the tentacle rape. Yeah. I went there.

 

Authors can catch flak for admitting they like to be paid for their writing. I’m not sure why. I spend my time writing a story, so if I get paid, that’s a good thing and helps justify spending hours at a keyboard instead of, say, selling housewares. So I like getting paid. Fortunately, I have other sources of income, because my royalties wouldn’t support a hamster. That I love writing is what keeps this merry author going.

 

Love, and readers. If my stories entertain even one person, I’m over the moon with joy.

 

Getting published gives my stories a chance to find readers who might enjoy them. Could I put stories out for free on free fiction sites or my blog? Sure. Guess what happens when I do that?

 

Thieves. All someone needs to do is change a few words and the story up on Amazon—and they get paid for my work. This has happened with three stories I had out on the web as free reads. Call me a slow learner. Much as I like the idea of free reads, I am only exposing my work to theft.

 

So back to publishing. Self-publishing intimidates me because success at it requires two things at which I am terrible: accounting, and promotion. Just kill me already and get it over with.

 

Which leaves publishers and what is, for me, the optimal environment: a partnership. I write the books (something I love doing), the publisher does most of the work I don’t like. I’m more than happy to give up a hefty share of any money earned in exchange for the liberation. A good publisher [note the word “good”… a publisher can be small, but must have market presence] can reach readers my little book would never reach on its own.

 

Sorcerer’s Knot still sells, which makes me happy. It’s a good story. I have an idea for another story set in that magical, stormy island world, which I might just get to after the book I’m finishing up now.

 

One thing for certain, though, I will be seeking a publisher.

 

Sorcerer’s Knot blurb:

 

 

In a world where pleasure unlocks even the best-guarded magic, Cian has a long list of magical talents—and an even longer list of sorcerers he slept with to acquire them. He even seduced a dragon. There’s just one arcane power left for him to master: command over the sea. Now Cian has learned where to find Muir the Scarred, the only man known to have mastered that power—and he is determined to wrest it from him by whatever means necessary.

 

But completing the task isn’t so easy. First, Cian’s boat is wrecked on the shores of Muir’s desolate island. Then he learns an enchantment will keep him there forever. And when he tries to seduce Muir, he finds himself being seduced by the mysterious sorcerer instead. But the source of the power Cian seeks is also trapped on the island, and it will stop at nothing to break free, even if that means forcing pleasure—and magic—from Cian’s unwilling body.

 

Sorcerer’s Knot is available at Amazon, Dreamspinner Press, and AllRomance.

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