Werewolves Can’t Fly by Berengaria Brown

Title: Werewolves Can’t Fly
Author: Berengaria Brown
Publisher: Torquere Press
Pages: 37
Characters: Mermae, Made, Iain
Sub genre: Paranormal, Threesome
Kisses: 4


Mermae joined Kade and Iain four months ago. Halloween is almost here and Iain, a werewolf, is desperate for them to commit to each other. But how can they keep their secrets in a city? And if they move how will they earn money and live?

Seeking help from mated werewolves Dwyer and Nelson, Iain secures permission to run on Halloween at their secure farm and use their hidden cabin. The mating is wonderful, but all their other problems remain unresolved. Is there a solution for them?


Mermae, Kade, and Iain are in a threesome relationship. Mermae and Kade have the ability to fly and Iain is a werewolf. They’ve yet to make the final commitment to a lifetime bond and Iain is getting desperate.

He only has one week to make the final bond or he will have to be locked up the whole week of Halloween. A mated pair of werewolves offer them the use of their remote cabin so that they can decide whether or not to make the final choice. They do make the choice to bond and decide that they want to stay in the country. They buy a remote farm and settle down.

This is a really cute story that I liked a lot. The characters are very unusual and the basic idea isn’t one seen that often. If you are looking for a quick read with a difference, then this is the one for you.

Reviewed by: Pat


Torquere Author Berengaria Brown

Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions, Berengaria.

Can you tell us a little bit about your background?

I was a reader long before I was a writer. One day I had nothing to read, so I decided to try to write a book. When it was finished, I still had nothing to read so I wrote another one, and another one, and another one. The rest, as they say, is history.

What was your first book and how long did it take to get it published?

“My first book was “Intensity” from Siren BookStrand, but I actually had three books published within a month, at three different houses, because I sent each of my first few books off to different publishers. It was about two years from decision to publication.

When did you start writing m/m romance? What about this genre interested you the most?

“Carnal Connections” was the fifth book I sold and I’ve been writing MM ever since. I like to change genres, and love the different challenges with MM from ménage (my most common genre), and FF, and MF (two other genres I also write).

How many books have you written thus far?

I have 68 published books, including six in print, and one in audio. The others are digital.

Do you write full time?

Sadly, as for most authors, the day job is a fact of my life.

Looking back was there something in particular that helped you to decide to become a writer? Did you choose it or did the profession choose you?

Books are an integral part of my life. I guess it was an inevitable development.

On a typical writing day, how would you spend your time?

I answer emails, and check Facebook, Twitter, and the yahoo loops first thing in the morning, and then again after work. I try to spend at least a few hours each day actually writing.

Do you write right through or do you revise as you go along?

I reread the last scene I wrote before starting writing each day, but I only go back and revise if something in the book means an earlier scene has to be added or altered.

When it comes to plotting, do you write freely or plan everything in advance?

I don’t begin to write until I know my characters, and have a beginning and end, and some idea of what happens in between. But I don’t have a fixed, scene by scene idea of the plot. I’m sometimes quite surprised when a character just appears, and demands to become involved in the story.

What kind of research do you do before and during a new book?

Research before writing involves the time period (for a historical) and the scenes and world building, especially for paranormals and futuristics. Research during the book is usually when I need to do something and have to find out if it’s possible or feasible, or how something actually works.

How much of yourself and the people you know manifest into your characters? How do you approach development of your characters? Where do you draw the line?

None of my characters is me, but some of them have habits, interests, or things that happened to people I know. Tia, in “Complexity” has life-threatening asthma. She came into my mind because of a family member who has bad asthma and I thought, “Why shouldn’t an asthmatic have her own HEA?”

How long does it take for you to complete a book you would allow someone to read?

That very much depends on the length of the book and how much writing time I have. But for a 20k short book maybe a month or six weeks.

Writers often go on about writer’s block. Do you ever suffer from it, and what measures do you take to get past it?

I’ve never suffered from writer’s block, but real life does get in the way at times. Stresses and deadlines with the day job, family commitments, even the weather, all can prevent me from having the time or energy to write.

When someone reads one of your books for the first time, what do you hope they gain, feel or experience?

I want people to understand that everyone, no matter how ordinary, deserves their own happy ending.

Can you share three things you’ve learned about the business of writing?

Always act professionally. Writing is a job.
Seriously consider submitting to several different publishers. Diversification is important.
Research publishers before submitting, then read your contract carefully before signing it.

Does the title of a book you’re writing come to you as you’re writing it, or does it come before you even begin the first sentence?

I need a working title to begin writing, but sometimes it changes as the story progresses, and sometimes the publisher needs it changed before contracting the book, as it may be too similar to an existing book at that house.

How would you describe your sense of humor? Who and what makes you laugh?

I love clever word puns, but also slapstick can make me laugh.

What is the most frequently asked Berengaria question?

It’s not a question, but many people have said they love my name. My father was very fond of history, so I guess it was inevitable I’d be named for Berengaria of Navarre, Richard the Lionheart’s wife.

What are you working on now?

A futuristic ménage series for Siren. All MMF and about sixty years in the future in a Mayan end-of-the world type scenario.

What was the best piece of advice you’ve received with respect to the art of writing? How did you implement it into your work?

Never give up. Keep reading, keep writing, keep polishing your craft, keep submitting. I read, I wrote, I polished, I submitted, I sold.

When it comes to promotion, what lengths have you gone to in order to increase reader-awareness of your work?

Nothing too unusual. I blog, I have a website, I’m on Facebook, and Twitter. I attend chats on yahoo loops and message boards. I guest blog.

Writing is obviously not just how you make your living, but your life-style as well. What do you do to keep the creative “spark” alive – both in your work and out of it?

Every now and then I try something I’ve never done before. Either visiting a place or event that’s new to me, or trying a skill or hobby that’s different. Even writing a new-to-me genre (which is how the futuristic stories started).

What kind of books do you like to read?

Anything. Everything from sweet to very kinky. Especially historicals though.

If you weren’t a writer what would you be?

The mistress of a 90-year-old billionaire.

When it comes to the covers of your books, what do you like or dislike about them?

I have been really lucky with my covers. Most of them are very good.

Aside from writing, what else do you enjoy doing?

Reading. Eating chocolate. Being with friends.

What future projects do you have in the works?

I have a fantasy medieval-set ménage series coming in June from Siren. Medieval and fantasy were both new genres for me.
Also, the sequel to my MM paranormal story at Torquere, “Aquamarine: Courage and Comfort” will be out on 2 May. “It’s called “Emerald: Protecting You”.

Can you please tell us where we can find you on the Internet?

Friend me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter.

Could you please share your favorite excerpt(s) from one of more of your stories with us?

“Aquamarine: Courage and Comfort” blurb:

Edmund’s sister Mavis was tragically widowed by a hit-and-run driver, when he was rushing to the hospital for the birth of their son. Now Mavis can’t cope with the loss of her husband and a new fatherless baby to care for.
Mavis’ friend, AJ, tells Edmund that he and his partner, Utah, must go and retrieve an aquamarine. The stone will bring courage and comfort to Mavis. It will hold the spirit of her dead husband and she will be able to rear their son and have a fulfilling life.
Only lovers can find the stone. Edmund and Utah are a little skeptical, but very willing to try.

“Aquamarine: Courage and Comfort” PG13 Excerpt

Utah just smiled at his partner. Edmund had all the confidence in the world, and likely some naughty plan in mind. Well, they’d soon see just how doable his plans were. One of the things Utah loved about Edmund was his insouciant acceptance of sex as an integral part of daily life. And Utah’s dick was always ready to get involved in sex with Edmund!

Even just looking at Edmund in that tight, body-hugging wetsuit, made Utah’s cock grow and harden, and his balls tighten. Down boy he thought widening his stance a little to ease the pressure on his equipment. First we find this mystical aquamarine for Mavis. Then we fuck each other’s brains out.

The more he thought about it, the crazier it sounded. Here on a public beach where dozens, even hundreds, of people swam every day, they were going to swim out to a sandbar and find a precious stone. They would then give this stone to Edmund’s sister, and with no other help — no therapy, no psychiatrists, no lawyers, nothing else at all — she would accept the loss of her husband and focus on rearing her kid. When he put it like that, it almost sounded like he was the one who needed a good therapist. Deluded didn’t come close to explaining the lack of logic in those thoughts. Ah well, all he could do was support Edmund. AJ had made it quite plain Edmund would not succeed if Utah wasn’t there with him. And anyway, he wanted to be with Edmund. Wanted to help him.

Shrugging his shoulders he swung around to look at Edmund. “Are you ready to go fetch this rock?”

“Yes, sure. But how are we supposed to recognize it?”

“Hell if I know. Isn’t it supposed to call to you, or something?”

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Aquamarine: Courage and Comfort by Berengaria Brown

Title: Aquamarine: Courage and Comfort
Author: Berengaria Brown
Publisher: Torquere Press
Pages: 34
Characters: Edmund, Utah
POV: 3rd
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance,
Kisses: 3.75


Edmund’s sister Mavis was tragically widowed by a hit-and-run driver when he was rushing to the hospital for the birth of their son. Now Mavis cannot cope with the loss of her husband and a new fatherless baby to care for.

Mavis’ friend, AJ, tells Edmund that he and his partner, Utah, must go and retrieve an aquamarine. The stone will bring courage and comfort to Mavis. It will hold the spirit of her dead husband, and she will be able to rear their son and have a fulfilling life. Only lovers can find the stone. Edmund and Utah are a little skeptical, but very willing to try.


Edmund is out of his element. His sister just lost her husband to a tragic accident and now must raise her baby without her soul mate. So when Mavis’ friend instructs Edmund that he must go out to sea and find the elusive, Aquamarine, stone with his lover, Utah, he’ll do just about anything to help Mavis. Neither man really believes the stone will help Mavis, and they question even if it exist, but they’re anxious to do what they can, to heal Mavis’ broken heart and spirit…even if it means looking for something they question themselves. When the men find the stone it seems to only enhance the love between them, but will it heal Mavis’ broken heart?

Aquamarine: Courage and Comfort is a very quick read that packs a lot of punch. I liked both heroes, Edmund and Utah and enjoyed the hot chemistry they had together. I also appreciated Edmund’s willingness to help his sister, even if it meant doing something he doesn’t necessarily believe in, just to help her heal.

Because it is a short story, we don’t learn a lot about Edmund and Utah. When the story takes place, they’ve already been together for two years, so they’re already an established couple. This means there is a lot we don’t know about them, but I still liked them together. They did make a good team, and the chemistry definitely sizzled between them. I liked them so much I even looked on Torquere’s website to see if there was a book written about them before this one, but there isn’t. I do think they were interesting and sexy heroes, I just wish there had been more of them and the story itself.

If you are looking for a fast-paced, sexy and somewhat bittersweet story,(because of Mavis’ loss) this book will definitely be for you. I really liked the characters and Edmund and Utah gave me a really good, sexy and adventurous escape while I read it. I’m definitely looking forward to reading more from Ms. Brown in the future.

Reviewed By: Gabbi


Torquere Author Interviews and Reviews

I’m very excited to announce that Top2Bottom will be spotlighting authors from Torquere Press beginning with Sean Michael on the 11th of June. We will have not only reviews of their chosen stories but interviews too! This is very exciting for us and I hope you’ll come daily to see the new author we will have under the hot lights.

Berengaria Brown Believes Everyone Deserves A Happy Ending

Thanks so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to be with us today, Berengaria. Why don’t we start by having you tell us a bit about yourself?

I’m a multi-published author of erotic romance: contemporary, paranormal (ghosts, vampires, fairies and werewolves) and Regency-set historicals. She loves to read all different kinds of romance so that is what she writes: one man/one woman; two women; two men; two men/one woman; three men, two women/one man… Whatever the characters need for their very hot happily-ever-after, Berengaria makes sure they get it.

Was there a defining point in your life when you realized that you wanted to be an author? Did you choose the profession, or did the profession choose you?

I’ve always been a reader and one day I had nothing new to read and nothing old I wanted to reread, so I began to write a book. I sent it to a publisher but still had nothing to read, so I started writing a second book, then a third… The rest, as they say, is history.

What was your first book and how long did it take for it to be published?

My first book was “Intensity” published by Siren BookStrand. It’s the first in the “Forever Yours” series. Each book is a stand-alone story, but they all have recurring characters and are set in the same world.

It took about a year from the time I started writing until the first book was released, but I had several books come out in very quick succession, as I’d sent each of my first three books to different publishing houses.

To date, how many books have you had published?


Do you have any new projects coming up that you’d care to share with us?

I have a new series beginning at Siren BookStrand set in an alternative world, hidden inside modern-day USA. Book one of the “Possessive Passions” series, “Shared Possession” releases 30 June, then “Possess Me in July/August and “Ultimate Possession” in August/September. All are ménages.

Is there a particular sub-genre in which you enjoy writing more than others? (i.e. paranormal vs. historical vs. contemporary)

I like variety so write across genres and enjoy them all.

How long does it generally take for you to finish a manuscript?

For me the slowest part is getting to know the characters and thinking about the plot. Once I start the actual writing, the book moves fairly quickly. But I only write short books, nothing over 25,000 words.

How much creative input do you have in the cover design for your books?

I write for several different publishers and they’re all different, but in every case I fill in a cover art request sheet so have input into the design.

Do you write full time? If not, how many hours per day do you attempt to dedicate to your writing?

Sadly, like for most authors, the day job is a reality for me. I write in the evenings, at weekends, and on holidays. I would never make notes of plots, character, and dialogue while I was at work *bats eyelashes innocently*.

Do you typically outline your plots before you begin the writing process, or do you write in a more freestyle fashion?

I note down key points I need to hit on the way through the book, but don’t do serious outlining. It’s more a beginning, a few midpoints and the ending. But again, remember I’m only writing fairly short books, not epics.

What has been the most difficult topic you’ve ever approached in your writing?

No difficult topics, but I have to work to make sure the plots are consistent with no holes, and that the world I create is logical.

Of all the characters you’ve created, do you have one in particular who stands out among the others as a favorite? If so, who and why?

A good Momma never has favorites, but whoever I’m writing at the moment is always in my head demanding their story.

When someone reads one of your books for the first time, what do you hope they take away from it?

The knowledge that everyone, no matter what their problems or flaws, deserves a happy ending.

Are you surprised by the ever growing female fan-base of Male/Male fiction?

What’s not to like about gorgeous naked men?

When did you begin writing in the Male/Male genre? What about it interests you the most?

I started writing MMF ménage, but some of the men don’t want a woman, they just want each other, so I have quite a few MM stories.

What was the best piece of advice you’ve ever received with respect to the art of writing? How did it change the way you approach your craft?

Never stop reading. Never stop writing. Keep polishing. Keep submitting. If you keep doing all of these you will succeed.

Will you share three things you’ve learned about the business of writing since your first publication?

1. It’s a profession, so you need to act professionally at all times.
2. Self promotion is a lot of work, taking precious writing time, but it’s essential.
3. Always read your contract before signing it. Some authors I know didn’t, and have been dismayed later on.

If you were to offer a word of advice to a new author just starting out, what would it be?

Research the company you’re submitting to. Make sure you agree with their editing rules, their contract, and their policies.

Do you generally have the titles of you work planned before you begin writing, or does that occur later on in the writing process?

I need a title before I move from thinking, to writing the book. Of course, the company may change the title when they contract it, if they already have a book with a similar title.

What is the question you’re most frequently asked by your fans?

Is there going to be a sequel to…

What is your most memorable fan experience?

My very first fan letter. It was so awesome to know someone had not only read my book, but enjoyed it.

How much of yourself, your life experiences, and the people you know manifest themselves into your characters?

None of my heroes or heroines is me. But things that I’ve observed, or that have happened to people I know, may appear in the book.

When you have the chance to sit down and enjoy some quiet reading time, what sorts of books are you most likely to pick up? Who are your favorite authors?

I read very widely. Romance primarily, from sweet to extremely kinky, but also mystery, crime and other genres.

If you weren’t a writer, what would you be?

A 90-year-old millionaire’s mistress.

Aside from writing, what else do you enjoy doing? Do you have any hobbies?

Is eating chocolate considered a hobby?

If time travel were possible, what time period(s) would you most like to visit? Why?

Regency England. I adore Georgette Heyer and have written several Regency-set romances myself.

If you had the opportunity to sit down to dinner with one famous person, either past or present, who would you choose and why?

Just one? I write ménages remember. I’d like a dinner date with James Bond—any, or all of them.

If we were to look around the desk where you sit to write, what would we find there?

Note pad, pens and pencils, cell phone, glasses, coffee mug, tissues, and my laptop. I never go anywhere without it.

How would you describe your sense of humor? What makes you laugh?

I like clever humor, witty puns. But I also enjoy slapstick comedy.

Do you have an all time favorite fictional character?

James Bond. All of them.

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

People who act stupidly then complain about the consequences.

Do you have a favorite personal mantra, quote, or saying that describes your outlook on life and the way you approach each day?

A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Do you speak more than one language? If so, which one(s)?

Just English.

Of all the modern conveniences, which one would you most likely say you couldn’t live without?

The internet.

Thank you again for spending some time with us, Berengaria. Will you tell us where we can find you on the Internet?

Berengaria Brown

Carnal Connections from Breathless Press: Also published in the anthology


Ithiel meets Jason and Toby at a wedding, and a night of hot passion follows. But what will happen the next morning?
Jason is darkly handsome and delicious. Toby is quicksilver lightness and fun—and Ithiel wants them both. But can three men form an ongoing relationship, or is one night all they will ever have?


Half an hour later, they stepped out of the elevator, walked a little way down the hall, and Ithiel unlocked his room door, welcoming Jason and Toby inside. He was excited but a little unsettled. On the one hand, he craved these two men, desperately wanted to make love with them, get to know them better, and fuck them thoroughly. On the other hand, he wasn’t the kind of man who carried condoms in his wallet or had frequent one-night stands.

Shit! I hope that box of condoms is still in my Dopp kit, or I’m really gonna be fucked!

“So,” he started in a husky and half strangled voice, “do you want coffee or what?”

“Oh, I think the what.” Toby grinned.

“Definitely the what.” Jason kicked the door shut, emphasizing his words, then strode into the room. He drew them both into his arms, uniting them in his strong grasp.

Jason touched his lips first to Toby’s, then to Ithiel’s. Suddenly, the three were in a fierce, messy, sloppy, three-way kiss with tongues and lips—tangling, sucking, licking, and hearts pounding.

Ithiel pressed his cock into Toby’s butt and wrapped his arms around the smaller man, pulling Jason against them both.

Jason swiveled his hips, scraping his cock across Toby’s and against Ithiel’s thigh. Toby pushed his ass back into Ithiel’s cock, rubbing hard, then thrust sideways to increase the pressure on Jason’s.

Three long, hard erections. So much heat.

Jason gasped, tightening his hug and gyrating his pelvis harder.

“This would be a really good time to get nekkid,” said Toby, breaking free from their embrace and shrugging out of his jacket.

“God, yes.” Jason wrenched at his tie and kicked off his loafers, matching Toby’s eagerness.

Ithiel was hit with a momentary pang at the loss of their hard bodies pressed together, but knew he needed something.

“Condoms,” Ithiel panted, and headed into the bathroom. With a quick rummage in his Dopp kit, he had the box and tube of lube in his hand. Thank you, God. He ran back to the bedroom and dropped them onto the nightstand.


A Father’s Day Contest From Kayla Jameth, Berengaria Brown, DC Juris & Rebecca Leigh!


Whether you’re a dad, know a dad, or have a dad – we’ve got a contest for you to celebrate Father’s Day!

AD-DICK-TION is the newest m/m anthology available from Breathless Press. In this collection of sizzling hot Adonis shorts, feel the passion again with previously released m/m erotic stories along with an all new story by Kayla Jameth – Legends.

A few of the authors of the anthology are hosting the contest.

To enter the contest follow these simple steps by Midnight Pacific time on June 19th!:
1. Read the author’s clue below.
2. Go to the author’s site to find the answer to the clue.
3. Come back here and leave a comment that has your answers. **Please remember to include your email address in the comment**
4. The person with the most correct answers wins a copy of

(in the case of more than one person with all correct answers, the winner will be picked at random).

Kayla Jameth: Where do I draw inspiration for my works in progress?

DC Juris: This transgender author knows that your mom wasn’t always right when she told you not to play with your food. Which two characters play with their food in his story, “Sundae Surprise?”

Berengaria Brown: How many men are involved in Berengaria Brown’s story, “Carnal Connections” and where do they meet?

Rebecca Leigh: This straight-laced attorney by day likes vampires who role play. What do the characters in her story “Room Number Twelve” play? http://blog.rebeccaleighromance.com/


Ad-Dick-tion (Volume One) Anthology

Title: Ad-Dick-tion: Volume One
Authors: Christina Jade Loren, Jamieson Wolf, Kayla Jameth, Jessica Lee, Kimberly Hunter, DC Juris, Berengaria Brown, and Rebecca Leigh
Publisher: Breathless Press
Pages: 196
Characters: Various
POV: 1st and 3rd Person
Setting: Contemporary
Sub-Genre: Anthology/Erotica/Menage/Fantasy/Paranormal
Cover Rating: 4
Kisses: 4 (Overall)


In this collection of sizzling hot Adonis shorts, feel the passion again with previously released m/m erotic stories, along with an all new story by Kayla JamethLegends.

Turned by Christina Jade Loren – Nathan thinks that Damien is easy prey. He stalks him right up until the point Damien turns the tables.

Eternity by Christina Jade Loren – Even vampires need boy toys…

Break and Enter by Christina Jade Loren – When a lone burglar breaks into James’ home demanding everything, temperatures soar between both men.

Furry Endeavors by Christina Jade Loren – Home for the holidays isn’t exactly what Lance had in mind when his lover, Adin, took him to a secluded log cabin in the middle of a forest.

Hard by Jamieson Wolf – Owen’s best friend makes him hard.

Hardening by Jamieson Wolf – When Daniel leaves him, Owen wonders if he will ever love again. Thankfully, you don’t need love to have hot sex…

Legends by Kayla Jameth – Austin promised his assertive lover a magical evening. He has arranged to celebrate Jack’s birthday at the new concept restaurant Legends. Will Legends be everything he hoped it would be?

Make Me by Jessica Lee – Becoming the alpha of one’s wolf pack—brutal. Keeping the title and your mate alive all at the same time—living hell. Previously Reviewed HERE

Got Lemons? by Kimberly Hunter– Will giving into desire be a sour mistake or sweet perfection?

Dream Come True by DC Juris – Tristan knows that Jinsu is just a drawing…. A made-up, elaborate version of Tristan’s perfect man. All in Tristan’s head. Jinsu isn’t real. Or…is he? Previously Reviewed HERE

Sundae Surprise by DC Juris – Dean learns the true meaning of the words “playing with your food” when his hot and hunky roommate, Rick, interrupts his plans for some solo Sunday afternoon fun.

Perfect Christmas by DC Juris – Evan plans to spend yet another Christmas alone while Drake travels for business. But a special delivery reveals Drake had some plans of his own! Previously Reviewed HERE

Carnal Connections by Berengaria Brown – Ithiel meets Jason and Toby at a wedding, and a night of hot passion follows. But what will happen the next morning?

Room Number 12 by Rebecca Leigh – Two male vampire cowboys come together in a bar as strangers but leave as lovers.


Fantasy and role playing, dominance and submission, ménage a trios and one on one; the Ad-Dick-tion anthology is a compilation of über-steamy tales that transport the reader on an erotic journey inhabited by vampires, werewolves, and human men who heat up the pages in this homage to sex and love.

From the fun and flirty to the down and dirty and everything in between, each of the eight authors has contributed a story that celebrates eroticism. Whether it’s the first sexual encounter between best friends turned lovers, or it’s the chance meeting at a wedding that leads to a sexy threesome in a hotel room, they all explore sensuality in its many forms—from new love to lost love to eternal love, there’s something between the covers for every reader.

Each of the offerings, with the exception of Kayla Jameth’s beautifully seductive ménage story Legends, the tale of a man who gives his partner the ultimate birthday gift, have appeared in prior publication, but now they can all be enjoyed in this single collection .

Indulge in the sexual fantasies of the men of Ad-Dick-tion; it’s a choice collection of carnal creativity, to be sure.

Reviewed By: Lisa