Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Virtual Tour: The MCB Quarterly, Volume 1 by Mischief Corner Books (Author Blog Post Interview, Excerpt + Giveaway)

Virtual Tour: The MCB Quarterly, Volume 1 by Mischief Corner Books (Author Blog Post Interview, Excerpt + Giveaway)
Book Information:
Author Name: Mischief Corner Books
Book Name: The MCB Quarterly, Volume 1
Release Date: April 30, 2015
Publisher: Mischief Corner Books
Cover Artist: Freddy MacKay

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The Quarterly is an eMagazine of LGBTQ fiction - of all kinds. This volume features four short stories: Facsimile by Mina MacLeod, Leash on Love by Beany Sparks, Man of the House by Brigid Collins, and Avalon by J. Scott Coatsworth. It also includes an Author Interview with Lexi Ander, talking about writing gay science fiction, and a Featured Artist section about the multitalented Catherine Dair. And our very own Angel Martinez offers an Op-Ed on "When is an Author not an Author?"

Pages or Words: 33,200 words
Categories: Contemporary, Fantasy, Gay fiction, Horror, Lesbian romance, M/M romance, Romance, Transexual
(Please remember that not all stories will contain all elements listed.)


Avalon by J. Scott Coatsworth

Tony wheeled the chair down the long ramp to the beach, hoping it wasn't too hot or too cold for Jake's skin.

The day itself was wonderful, the clearest in weeks, and the Pacific Ocean waves pounded the beach in a steady, soothing rhythm that he hoped even Jake could hear.

Soon they were on level ground, negotiating the boardwalk that ran up and down this part of the beach. Jake had a sloppy smile on his face.

Tony smiled to himself. There were so few pleasures he could give Jake anymore. The man deserved so much more than this.

He reached forward to wipe the drool from the side of Jake's cheek. "It's a lovely day out, isn't it, Jake?"

His lover didn't respond, but only stared ahead, smiling.

There were still periods of lucidity, to be sure, but they were farther and farther apart. Sometimes Tony wished that Jake would finally succumb to the growth in his head and be at peace. But only sometimes.

More often, he treasured the time they still had together and remembered the strong, vital man Jake had been when they'd first met.

For just a moment, the rest of the world faded away, and they were alone together on a quiet, windswept beach. Tony breathed in deeply, savoring the pure sweetness of the salty ocean air, the wash of clean colors that assaulted his vision.

He glanced up at the road above, only to find it was gone. There were no other people on the bluff, no buildings, nothing. They were alone, really alone, in this little corner of the world.

Tony shook his head to dispel the vision. It was the late nights, he thought, the lack of sleep that led to these strange imaginations.

A hand came down on his shoulder. Hard. And suddenly they were back among the bustle of a thousand other people.

Author Blog Post Interview:

Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Freddy MacKay contributing interviewer of The MCB Quarterly.

Hi Freddy, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current work.

I am one of the Mischief Corner Books authors. We are a small publishing house created by writers for writers. I write Queer fiction, mostly gay fiction, but I have a diverse selection. I interviewed the wonderful Lexi Ander for the inaugural Quarterly. We had a lovely talk about writing gay science fiction.  

Describe your favorite rainy day activity.

My favorite rainy day activity is to have everything in the house off and just doze, listening to the rain. I love hearing it hit the roof and house. If it's cold I will throw logs onto the fire and enjoy the crackling sounds along with the pitter-patter of raindrops.

About the author:
Mischief Corner Books is an organization of superheroes... no, it's a platinum-album techno-fusion group...no, hold on a sec here...

Ah, yes. Mischief Corner is a diverse group of authors who met on a mountain in Tennessee and decided since we probably were too easily distracted to rule the world that we'd settle for causing a bit of mayhem instead.

In addition to making mayhem, we publish books with a diverse range of genres and topics... we live to break molds.

MCB. Giving voice to LGBTQ fiction.

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Rafflecopter Prize: 1 $15.00 Amazon gift certificate and copy of the Quarterly (winners choice of format), 2 $10.00 All Romance gift certificates, and 3 copies of the Quarterly (winners choice of format)

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  1. I love the concept of this quarterly. And the first one looks great. Thanks for the post and contest.

  2. it sounds like a great and unique read

  3. I really like the concept. I enjoyed the excerpt immensely too. I made we want to read the rest of the story! Thank you for the post and the giveaway!