The Honey Trap; Sexy, Seductive Spies
Editors: Essemoh Teepee & Genevieve Ash
Publisher :Renaissance,ebooks, Sizzler Editions
Audio Publisher: Audible.co.uk
Deadline: June 14, 2012 (earlier submissions encouraged and preferred)
Release Date:August 2012
Payment: $25.00 on publication and Royalty split.
They say that espionage is the world’s second oldest profession. Seduction has always played an important part in what spies do. How do you ‘turn’ someone, get them to work for you against their country, employer or friends? There can be many motives for becoming a spy, a double agent, or sharing commercial confidences. Fear or the desire for money, revenge and of course hard, sweaty, multi-orgasmic sex, are all powerful incentives for betrayal.
The "honeytrap" is probably the oldest trick in that murky, clandestine world. The sexual seduction of a target; discovering their dirty little fantasy and giving it to them, then springing the trap shut; making them your unwilling, or perhaps willing slave!
Who is the spy? What are they looking for in a recruit and why? Who is seducing whom? Let your imagination run wild and give us exotic locations, fascinating characters, a mix of genders and sexuality as well as intense sex. This is a perfect opportunity for glamorous people, surprise twists and all of the trappings of the world of the Spook. Or surprise us with something off the wall!
All sub-genres welcome, we are looking for a balanced mix. We expect imaginative locations and set-ups as well as strong character development. All heat levels welcome but we like it hot!
All characters must be over 18; no incest or pseudo incest, scat or bestiality.
Stories should be between 2,000 and 3,500 words in length, double spaced Times or Times New Roman, 12 point, black font Word document with pages numbered. As these stories will be recorded for an audio anthology, nothing over 3,500 words will be accepted.
Both previously published and original works will be considered.
Deadline for Submissions: May 31st 2012.
Rights: First world-wide non exclusive Anthology rights for 5 years
Payment: $25, paid on publication: 50% of Net royalties to be divided between contributors for the first 2 years.
a. For e-book editions sold via the Publisher's own website, the royalty is forty percent (40%) of the retail price.
b. For e-book editions sold via other Internet retail outlets, the royalty is twenty-seven percent (27%) of the Net retail price.
c. For paperback editions sold via Internet retail outlets, the royalty is ten percent (10%) of the Net retail price.
d. For Audio editions sold via the Audio Publishers own website, the royalty is forty percent (40%) of the Net retail price. Audio editions sold via Internet retail outlets, the royalty is eight percent (8%) of the net retail price.
e. All monies paid to authors on publication shall the accounted as an advance. Once the advance is earned out and all publication expenses recovered, (Net) royalties shall be paid to editors who will disburse them to authors.
Send your story as an MS Word document (.doc) or .rtf. Do not send a .docx. Please include your legal name, mailing address and pseudonym, (if applicable) and bio of 50 words, or less to Honeyantho@gmail.com, with SUBMISSION:TITLE as the subject.
You will receive a confirmation of receipt within 3 days and notification of acceptance/rejection by June 30th.
Believing in the fairytale is not always easy. It requires patience, courage, faith--and a bit of whimsy. Some might say that a fantasy is just that—something that is not real, so why put too much stock in it, yet, if we do not believe in our dreams how will we ever make them come true?
On a recent trip to Wales, I had the opportunity to visit my first fairytale castle. Like a little girl, I was bubbling with anticipation to experience the fantasy of it all. Although castles were originally built to help prevent the reality of war and death, there is still something magical about they way they stand so proudly, protecting the humanity that lies within.
Castle Coch; the Red Castle, however, was built as pure folly. The Marquis of Bute, had not only the means, but also the inclination to make his fairytale a reality. Built high on a hill, the miniature version of a great castle served as a place to get away from it all. A place to take family and friends for a long weekend. A place where he could from time to time, escape reality and live his dream. Complete with cold stone hallways, twisted slippery stairways, slits to watch for the enemy, a working drawbridge and a very special dungeon room;-) it was designed true to form. Inside however, the castle is decorated with luxurious silks, carpets and furniture from the Victorian era. The best of both worlds, he blended his reality and fantasy ignoring the possible ridicule from the world around him.
Many writers of romance grew up reading about knights in shining armour sweeping them away to better world, a world where love would protect them from the conflicts of reality. It is easy to see why this was a common theme, if we had lived in the time of Knights and castle invasions, I am not sure we would have found it very romantic though. The reality was that many knights were away for long periods of time. Their lover’s waited, hoping, often in vain, their hero would return for just one more kiss.
Like the Marquis, I live the dream, but keep the conflict close as a reminder. Reality will creep in making it difficult to believe at times, but it reminds us to appreciate the incredible joy and bliss that is woven through the clouds of doubt and fear. A reminder that sometimes, the real fairytale is not about everything being the way you dreamed it would be, but about realizing that it is as it should be and that is, by far better. Our dreams are a catalyst that move us forward and often our journey takes us to places we had never imagined, but as long as we believe, the road will always lead us to where we need to be.