Hot Pink News! And a chance to win WIN a $40.00 Amazon gift card! Read on.

Hello, Top 2 Bottom faithful followers!

It’s been a while since I’ve stopped to have a chat. A LOT has been going on with me and even Gabbi. I don’t know what I’d do without her. She stays on top of this site and does an amazing job. I try to stay as hidden as possible. As you’ve noticed.

Anyway, I’m going to use this chance to do some promo.

I know most of you are MM readers and don’t like the idea of reading anything about lady bits. I get it. BUT, I’d love if you would give me a chance to show you I can also write outside of the MM genre.  I also know that Top 2 Bottom isn’t known for a lot of traffic, and between you and I, that reason there was one of the biggest reasons I almost shut this site down. The work it takes to run it is anything but easy. Then to see the amount of traffic we get in comparison to other sites is VERY disheartening. We don’t know what to do to bring that up because we refuse to engage in gossip of any sort. We don’t like to host any tours because they are a lot of work to set up and we retired the site from interviews  by authors simply because the work that took in comparison to the stats was HORRIBLE. So, I decided it wasn’t worth my time, nor Gabbi’s. We will do as many guest blogs by authors as they send, but they don’t send many. So, we stick to reviewing what we want to read.

In saying that, I am hoping to get a few of you to give my new project a chance.  To win a $40.00 Amazon Gift Card all you have to do is head over to Loose ID, purchase a copy of Hot Pink Condom, Hot Pink Crop, and Hot Pink Passion, then send me the email that shows you did, and I’ll have an online gadget to select the lucky winner. I’ll then send the winner their prize. Easy and not expensive at all. As you’ll see below.

HOT PINK CONDOM

 

McKayla believes she has the best of both worlds. A steady job which allows her to focus on what she does the best at a marketing firm located in downtown Denver. She has had a steady relationship with Kurt, the man of her dreams. Together they explore role playing and that can lead them into areas which allows her to hide behind who she is at the moment.

When she plays someone else, she doesn’t have to focus on her feelings or give them thought, which is fine by her. She witnessed her own parent’s marriage and how badly it fell apart. She would watch her father when he didn’t think she was looking,she saw the misery in his eyes, along with the unshed tears. McKayla swore she’d never allow a partner to do that to her.

McKayla’s world is perfect. Never mind the fact that each time Kurt comes home for the weekend to spend time with her, to have someone to touch, kiss, and have sex with, along with the role-playing, she’s seeing love around her everywhere. And now, she starts to see a change in her boyfriend that she can’t and won’t face. If she does, she’s sure she’ll lose him.

And as of 6/13/2015 it’s on sale! $2.24 price subject to change at any time.

HOT PINK CROP

Roleplaying keeps McKayla safe, keeps her feelings and her emotions in check. All she can think of is the next scene and feeling the man of her dreams giving her the pleasure she craves. She knows, as he does that no matter who holds the crop, no matter who is tied up, no matter what role they are playing, Kurt is the true Alpha, the true Dom to her submissive side. She knows one word from him, her mind instantly melts and awaits his direction.

But she fears her relationship with Kurt is slipping away, because she can’t give him what he really wants. And his long absences for work give her too much time between scenes to fixate on what that is: love. For her to say it. She shows it; she’s damn good at showing it whenever they spend time together. Still, if she says it, everything between them will change forever. If she doesn’t, soon, she may just lose him.

As of 06/13/2015 sale price is: $3.99/ price is subject to change at any time

 

HOT PINK PASSION

McKayla’s a successful professional by day who likes a little tie-me-up, tie-you-down by night with her long-time boyfriend Kurt, whenever he’s in town. It’s not a secret that she loves him; everyone who sees them knows but she’s got a nasty hang-up about saying the words. If she can’t say “I love you”, it may destroy her relationship with Kurt. When he walks out on her after a long night of D/s play, she believes she’s lost the only man she could ever love.

Late at night, alone in an alley, McKayla is kidnapped. In a remote area in the Rocky Mountains, her kidnapper teaches her a thing or two about how to connect with people without saying a word.

Sale price as of 06/13/2015: $4.99/ price is subject to change at any time.

Please follow the links under each title to head over to Loose Id. You can send your email to: michele_lm@rocketmail.com – clicking link will open your email in a new browser.  OR you can reach me on Facebook via PM.

Don’t forget. It’s a win win situation. You get to try something different from me AND a chance to win a $40.00 Amazon gift card. That way you can go buy up a bunch of yummy reading, OR maybe a Hot Pink something?

Contest ends August 17, 2015 @ midnight.

Shameless Promo

Time to showcase a couple of my own stories…

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Available here: http://www.loose-id.com/hot-pink-condom.html

McKayla believes she has the best of both worlds. A steady job which allows her to focus on what she does the best at a marketing firm located in downtown Denver. She has had a steady relationship with Kurt, the man of her dreams. Together they explore role playing and that can lead them into areas which allows her to hide behind who she is at the moment.

When she plays someone else, she doesn’t have to focus on her feelings or give them thought, which is fine by her. She witnessed her own parent’s marriage and how badly it fell apart. She would watch her father when he didn’t think she was looking,she saw the misery in his eyes, along with the unshed tears. McKayla swore she’d never allow a partner to do that to her.

McKayla’s world is perfect. Never mind the fact that each time Kurt comes home for the weekend to spend time with her, to have someone to touch, kiss, and have sex with, along with the role-playing, she’s seeing love around her everywhere. And now, she’ss tarts to see a change in her boyfriend that she can’t and won’t face. If she does, she’s sure she’ll lose him.

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Roleplaying keeps McKayla safe, keeps her feelings and her emotions in check. All she can think of is the next scene and feeling the man of her dreams giving her the pleasure she craves. She knows, as he does that no matter who holds the crop, no matter who is tied up, no matter what role they are playing, Kurt is the true Alpha, the true Dom to her submissive side. She knows one word from him, her mind instantly melts and awaits his direction.

But she fears her relationship with Kurt is slipping away, because she can’t give him what he really wants. And his long absences for work give her too much time between scenes to fixate on what that is: love. For her to say it. She shows it; she’s damn good at showing it whenever they spend time together. Still, if she says it, everything between them will change forever. If she doesn’t, soon, she may just lose him.

Lethal Obsession: Deserted by Michele L. Montgomery

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Lethal Obsession: Deserted Now Available!!

Blurb

Lucca Renaldo lives the life of luxury. His wealthy Italian parents are successful attorneys who provide him with everything money can buy, but money can’t buy everything. Something is missing in young Lucca’s life. He yearns to feel something, to become something more than the carbon copy of his parents. As Lucca tries to gain his footing and establish himself as an individual, he delves into the world of BDSM, grasping for guidance. He needs a controlling force in his life, someone who cares enough for him to do more than throw money at him. Someone who will love him for who he really is.

When Lucca strikes out on his own, fleeing his parents’ home in the dead of night, he crosses the Atlantic and plants himself dead center in the United States. He quickly becomes fascinated by the Denver BDSM scene, and it doesn’t take long for him to get noticed. He’s the hottest young sub in the circuit, and he’s finally gained the thing he’s aspired to achieve: independence.

But with independence comes responsibility. And the night life isn’t always safe, particularly the dark corridors and dungeons of the BDSM lifestyle. When he finds himself in over his head, penniless and alone, he vows not to crawl back to his parents. He’s a survivor, and he’s determined to do whatever is necessary to make it on his own.

Carl Giordano is a special agent. He’s brought down some of the world’s most notorious criminals. He’s the best of the best, and he doesn’t have time for frivolous domestic cases.  When his boss contacts him and assigns him to a special mission–track down a runaway from an important Italian family–Carl is understandably insulted. Reluctantly he accepts the case, but vows to snag the kid and get the job done as quickly as possible.

Everything changes, though, for both Carl and Lucca when they come face to face. Carl is still reeling from the loss of the only man he ever really cared about, and he swears he’ll never again fall in love. Lucca swears he’ll never sacrifice his own independence. But for some reason the two are drawn together, and Carl comes to realize it’s not going to be so easy to return the young sub to his parents.

You can get your copy here: Amazon

Or you can get one here: T2B Bookstore

Coming to Smashwords soon!!

Also Available Now!!

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“Unless things have changed since the beginning of time, it’s not even remotely possible for two guys to make a baby. A family of two, yes, but not three.”

Being a straight, single man wanting to adopt in today’s society is hard enough. Not being straight? Whole new level. Red tape, classes, interviews, not to mention the expense, drive so many away with shattered dreams.

Steven comes from money, has a degree in business management, even though he’s chosen to work as a bar tender, he believes making a family can be done. He’s determined to do it, with or without longtime lover Jorge.

At thirty-four, it’s time. Fate, of course, has other plans. His haunting past, and the brutal grind of daily life all have the power to destroy both the life he has with Jorge and the family he’s trying to build. Determination might not be enough to keep his dream of a family alive.

XBar is about a man finding the truth in lies, lies in truths, and learning how to be stronger than he ever thought possible.

Based on a true story.

Available here: Amazon

Available at T2B Bookstore

Submission Call

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Abuse No More

Abuse usually starts with degrading behavior, insults, putdowns. The abuser begins to convince the victim they are causing unhappiness in the relationship and that they need to change. Isolation often comes next, along with jealousy. The abuser insists on knowing the victims every move, under the guise that they love them so much they can’t stand to be apart from them. The jealousy often includes not only other men/women, but family, work, and friends as well–anyone who takes the victim’s attention away from them, even momentarily.

The verbal abuse usually escalates over time. An abuser often projects their own failures and faults onto the victim. A typical example is screaming at them in public for embarrassing them. They may keep the victim continually occupied with catering to their needs so the victim is constantly exhausted. Some batterers encourage their partners to abuse alcohol or drugs, so they will become dependent in yet another way.

Often, the abuser will make the victim financially dependent by insisting on controlling all the family finances. The victim is required to turn over their paycheck, quit their job, sell their car. Transportation is often a big issue. Even very wealthy victims have been kept penniless, denied money for such necessities as medical bills, made virtual prisoners….

Abusers often refuse to allow their victims money for new clothes, haircuts, and personal maintenance, and in turn criticize their appearance. They may convince their partners to commit illegal acts or run up huge bills in their own names to make them more insecure and dependent.

An abuser wages an insidious campaign to convince at the victim they are stupid, worthless, and the cause of everything that’s gone wrong. Often all these steps progress before physical abuse begins. By this time, the victim is so demoralized that they are, quite literally, a hostage. Their self-image and self-confidence have been shattered. Their spirit is broken. Their sense of reality has become so warped that they do not have the emotional equipment to leave.

 

This is the premise of the new anthology I want to work on. This is the genre in which I write and this is the theme I thrive in. I would like to invite a few other authors to take this journey with me and write a story which centers on what you see in the picture above.

 

The story can be in any sub- genre as long as the main focus centers on the abuse aspect coming from either the abuser or the abused one. This is a call for only GLBT stories. As abuse in many relationships does and can lead to rape, please ONLY use that IF it has to be used for the storyline/plot development. This is not erotic by any means. What I’m not looking for:

          Sci-fi

          Futuristic

          Shifter stories

I say this because abuse against men is so hushed that many do not believe it exists. I would like this anthology to stay as true to true life as we know it. This is a story about awareness. And I hope it actually helps the men who are being abused and the men who are abusing to seek help and realize they need help due to our words.

Depending upon the interest will depend on the words per author.

Once the stories are written, as a team, we will chat on who we’d like to submit this to. We also will act as a team to locate the charity we’d like to donate our proceeds to. This project is more than just writing a story for an anthology, this is a way for you to get personally involved from the start to finish and see how you can help both sides in an abusive relationship.

You can write with a partner or without. Please make sure to have your beta’s ready.

This is an open call to all. The ending story date is: 01/31/2014 at 11:59 MST. Please reply by September 30th so I’ll have an idea of how many stories we’ll have.

If there is enough interest, I am not beyond releasing two anthologies, as we want to see this go to print.

Remember, this is a gift of your kindness and heart. The only payment is the satisfaction of knowing you have reached out to help someone in need.

For more information, please contact Michele @ Michele_lm@rocketmail.com

The submitted stories will go to my beta readers and if they feel it, we want it.

My newest one is now available

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Yes, you see it correctly. I stepped out and wrote a M/F erotic D/s short.

Meet McKayla and Kurt in their first of several role-playing adventures.

Book One: Hot Pink Condom-

McKayla works too much. What she needs is a night out. The last thing she needs or wants is a date. Yet, Kurt the man of her submissive dreams takes charge to show her he is exactly what she needs and wants.

Excerpt:

He laughed and tipped his glass up to finish off the amber contents. “Who are you? Cops? C.I.A.? F.B.I.? I said long-term relationship, not marriage. Just out having a good time, like everyone else. I’ve seen you a few times, not that you paid any attention. But we’ll save that for a rainy day. Kids, not a chance, never mind the wife thing. I hate to know I’d be another statistic among the national census bureau.” He sloshed the contents around in the glass and tipped it up one last time. “So, what do you say we head out of here and find something a bit more interesting to do? I’m willing to bet, just by looking into your eyes that you have that very same thought running through your mind. Am I right?”

Suddenly my mouth went dry. My heart skipped a beat or two, possibly three. Alpha male in the flesh. His ‘am I right?’ sent shock waves through my body, even my nipples stood up and took notice of that small fact. Time to test my theory. “Is that so? And what makes you think I’d go anywhere with you?”

He wore that crooked grin again. Damn him. Then he leaned closer to me, and whispered in my ear, “I can see it in your eyes. I can bet you’re wet already, eager for me to taste you, to get you ready for me. I’m going to say you’d love to get on your knees for me, just because I would love to see you there, taking me deep into your lovely mouth, my hands brushing through your long locks, grabbing two hands full and holding you still to take as much of me as you can, because you know it’ll please me.”

I was doomed.

Available for just .99 at the following sites:

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Amazon

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Please visit my website for more

www.michelelmontgomery.com

River of Tears by Michele L. Montgomery

River Of Tears

Title: River of Tears
Author: Michele L. Montgomery
Publisher: Silver Stream Press
Pages: 357
Characters: Abby and Caiden
POV: 1st
Sub-Genre: Contemporary, non-erotic romance
Kisses: 5

Blurb

Abby marries Caiden, her soul mate, and they begin a family. Suddenly, Abby is alone with her children and the bloody clothes Caiden last wore. Abby sets out to prove Caiden is alive in a twisted game of keep-away.

Abby meets Caiden at sixteen and knows she has met her soul mate. At nineteen Abby marries the love of her life begins their family and after seven years of marriage it ends.

Abby is left alone with her children and the bloody clothes that Caiden was last seen in and she sets out to prove her husband is alive and taken against his will in a twisted game of keep-away.

Abby begins an eight-year search. She learns the secrets of her husband’s childhood and the hell he endured. More determined than ever to locate Caiden before his family kills him, Abby opens the doors to Caiden’s private world of hell and exposes his family for what they are.

CONTENT ADVISORY: This is a re-edited, re-release title.

Reviewed by DH Starr

River of Tears by Michele Montgomery is a heart wrenching story about the suffering of our two main characters, Abby and Caiden. Caiden comes from a hateful family, one where abuse of all sorts take place. From the moment he was born, Caiden was unloved and abused. But somehow, he managed to find Abby, the love of his life. For a while, their lives seem to go along smoothly with the normal stresses of having kids, adjusting to the responsibility of growing up, and dealing with in-laws who are unpleasant. But Caiden’s family was anything but normal.

Once the context for the story is established, Caiden is kidnapped by his family. That’s right, kidnapped. And for eight long years Abby frets as she searches for her husband, nearly finding him on several occasions, but then losing the trail as the family dodges the authorities over and over. In the end, the story is wrapped up with the happy ending we all expect in a romance, but it’s hard to be really happy when you know the pain the characters have experienced. This was a dark journey, one that exposes the underbelly of very real experiences. But at its heart, this story is about the power of love to heal any wound. It reveals, through its raw brashness, that no one is ever too far gone to be saved.

What I enjoyed about the story was how well Ms. Montgomery captured the emotions of the characters. This book was filled with ups and downs and each emotion was played out on the pages so the reader could really get inside the character’s head. A lot of research must have gone into the writing of this story as the topic of abduction and long term emotional damage were handled extremely well. As I read, I found myself reflecting on the pain a family would experience if a loved one went missing. When a person is missing, typically I would expect the only focus to be on finding that person, but for Abby, there are times when her anger and depression force her to confront thoughts which I never would have considered before reading this book.

There are a few things to be aware of when picking up this book. First, it’s long. That’s not to say Ms. Mongomery dragged on. Each moment and scene are important and she has a tight plot and writing style, but it’s well over 300 pages. Also, the story doesn’t pull punches. It addressed child sexual abuse, rape, abduction, violence, and family hatred. It does so without apology and the language is raw and visceral. These topics, particularly the abuse and rape, are not explicitly drawn out in the prose, but they are not simply alluded to either. They are discussed and the emotional fallout from those things is definitely made plain.

Those considerations aside, Ms. Montgomery has once again done what I’ve come to expect from her. In a very pure way, she’s presented raw human emotions and experiences and allows the reader a glimpse inside the head of some ugly and scary experiences. The whole time, she sends messages about family, love, commitment, forgiveness, and healing in a very down-to-earth way that all can relate to.

Readers should be aware this is a long story portraying horrifying experiences, but if you enjoy being carried on a journey, experiencing emotions in a detailed and fleshed out manner, this story will not disappoint. And in the end, you’ll read about simple truths which we can all connect to. Truths such as family is where your heart is. Love can conquer any evil. And no matter how difficult the challenge, human beings have the ability to persevere and heal.

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A small note from Top 2 Bottom

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First off, thank you for stopping in to see what’s going on at Top 2 Bottom today. Your support means a lot to the publisher’s and author’s of the books we review. I can tell you, since Top 2 Bottom, previously known as Michele and Jeff’s Reviews, began reviewing three years ago this March, the amount of authors and books has grown so much that we often find we are behind on reviews. Not only that, but T2B has been doing things a bit different, which is why you’re seeing so many reviews on the weekends.

We decided to give each publishing company a chance at having their authors highlighted by us for a solid month. I’m sure you have noticed and your support to them is incredible. It keeps them going, puts smiles on their faces and a warmth in their hearts full of pride and love for their readers. Being behind the scenes as we are as reviewers, and watching you and the author’s connect in a positive way makes us happy and keeps us going. It’s a hell of a lot of work to run a review site, almost as time consuming as writing is. Believe me I know. Over the past three years I’ve had three partners to help me keep this site open and running smoothly, and many a times I felt as if I were drowning in a vast sea of unread books needing attention, the whole while ignoring my own desires to write, so I could properly give each story I read a review and with each story, my need to write grew and grew and finally I had hit my limit. Thankfully Gabbi stepped up and is now my co-owner. She’s been a blessing to me and the site.

Doing author interviews and setting those up to be posted live, is even more work. In that we have to be sure the reviews are done and ready to post, we have to be sure the interview flows well so it’s not like we aren’t talking with the author and of course adding “Charles” and all the treats does take time as well. With all we do, out of the kindness of our hearts, we still receive nasty emails from impatient authors wanting to know where their reviews are.

Well, let me say this. We are working as hard as we can, as fast as we can as a team to get those done. If you’re an author/publisher and your work(s) haven’t been reviewed, we are asking for your patience and give us a moment to catch up. We are taking a break from our “Publisher’s Spotlight,” event so we can take a breath. Things on T2B will resume as they always have.

If you are an author or publisher and would like your story reviewed by our awesome team, please let us know by sending us an email with the blurb. Please do not send your books until we respond to you. I hate to know there are unread books sitting in our inbox. Our email address: top2bottomreviews@gmail.com.

Thank you!!

Michele L. Montgomery