Scribal Love welcomes Rebel Ink Press today. Welcome Rebel Ink!
Could you tell us a little bit about Rebel Ink Press?
Rebel is the unruly child of four people who came together with a common interest--the love of books. Take two best friends--one who writes and one who reads, throw in a talented graphic designer and a marketing whiz and poof--Rebel was born. Our staff includes Art Department Manager, Carl J Franklin, Senior Editor, Sheri Knots, Marketing Director, Lila Munro, and we have two guest editors on call. It was simple really--our mission then, as it is now, is to bring new writers to the forefront and make it easier for artists to become published. Rebel is proud to say we're doing just that!
What do you look for in your submissions and your authors?
Rebel is looking for a captivating story from a writer that cares about the written word. Our editors love a strong plot and well developed characters. We accept short stories, novella length work, and full-length novels in all sub-genres of romance. We're proud to host a wide range of writers that run the gamut from retired military personnel to stay at home moms. Rebel has an open submissions policy and we are accepting manuscripts from both published and non-published authors.
Do you take unagented submissions?
Absolutely. In this day and age, the slush pile seems dead and the mid-list novelist a thing of the past. We're looking for writers who love what they do and who create great stories. In this industry, it can sometimes seem like the winner is the author who can write the best query letter, not necessarily the best story. We're looking for the story.
Do you take unsolicited submissions?
Would you say that your company specializes in any particular genre?
Well, we love romance, and the basis of our business is built on that foundation, but we've added sci-fi, steam punk and a fair amount of paranormal recently so I'd say we're open to just about anything.
How would you describe your relationship with your authors especially during the editing process?
We stay in touch with our writers during every step process of publication. We are very determined to let them know they matter and they are a person not a number or an ISBN. The first thing we do is help writers craft a short blurb about their story so they can start marketing right away. We talk about cover concepts before we go to the graphics guru. We offer constructive comments and make suggestions during edits and provide our writers with finalized manuscripts in advance of their release dates. Our theory is it’s our job to nurture our writers and help them develop and grow to their full potential. And post release we don’t leave them out there to go it alone. Our marketing department helps them do the promotional things that ensure success, from seeking reviews to press releases to announcements to providing the tools to plan a successful blog tour.
What kind of product are you looking to deliver to your readers?
We want to deliver quality, entertaining reads to our readers that leave them wanting more. We think our track record speaks for itself. Since our opening in September 2010 we’ve put out twenty titles. Out of those twenty we’ve had six bestsellers, ten highest reading rated, and several of our titles have boasted top ten slots in their given categories at ARe.
What would you like for your readers to know about Rebel Ink Press?
Our writers are some of the best, most talented, down to earth people on the planet. They're real folks just like your next door neighbors. In addition, our staff are the same type of folks, and nothing pleases them more than seeing their writers succeed.
Are there any authors or books that you are excited about?
Everything in our lineup excites me. We've got so many terrific stories coming out this year. We’ve got some outstanding stand alones lined up, a few series in the works, and a few of our writers regularly ban together and come up with some awesome anthologies. All our authors excel in their given sub-genre and we’re proud to have them all aboard at Rebel.
And finally, where can we find you on the web?
Our home is www.rebelinkpress.com and we're on face book at Rebel Ink Press. You can find Rebel Ink Press authors through the website links to their individual sites and you can find their work for sale at Barnes and Noble.com (nook), All Romance ebooks.com, CoffeetimeRomance.com, Amazon.com (Kindle), www.BookStrand.com and coming soon--Smashwords and the iBook store (apple).
Thanks for hosting us today! We’re very happy to have been invited to share a bit about our press with your readers. We’d like to invite your readers to check out what’s coming soon from Rebel Ink Press.
Spring and Summer Releases:
Veronica Spelling was used to getting what she wanted with everything in her life except when it pertained to men. While she'd desired her best friend, Travis Hunter, for years, he was decidedly gay, had only been with a woman once and was in a casual relationship with their mutual friend, Jonathan. Masculine and perfect in every sense, Veronica's mouth watered for Travis. And while they'd admitted their kinky proclivities over long night chats and margaritas, neither Veronica or Travis had ever indulged their fantasies. Deciding to take matters into her own hands and kick up the heat, Veronica suggested a wicked wager on a game of pool one night. The prize? If she ended up winning, she would receive her wish and get to sleep with Travis. But if he won, she had to become his slave for twenty-four hours. As three kindred souls begin experimenting and enjoying a new life together, it's certain everyone is set to learn a thing or two about the art of submission and true love in the process. But the question remains, in the end, can they each go back to being just friends?
When Celeste Drain attempted to make a break from an abusive relationship, she never dreamed she'd fall into an erotic ménage with two extremely hot strangers. Their one-night stand was the beginning of her new life, a life of self-reliance and inner strength. Now six months later, Celeste has a steady job at the same bar where she met her lovers, a home, and she's building a new existence.
Justin and Craig are part of the guard force known as the Keepers, men charged with protecting the human topside world from the violent monsters that live behind one of the gates to hell deep beneath Death Valley. Given little time topside to relax, Justin and Craig stumble into a one-night stand with a beautiful woman who challenges them not only physically, but also with her quick wit and intelligence. When a large breakout at the gate allows a group of vile Adze to escape to the topside world, Justin and Craig are mortified to discover the woman they thought was just a one-night stand may be a whole lot more and worse, she's smack dab in the middle of what might just become hell on earth.
When two worlds collide,
Being the oldest of eight has never been easy for Kurt Delaney, but the pressures he’s put on himself far exceed any anyone else inflicts on him. Known as the family stick in the mud, Kurt’s pushing forty and with the heirship to the family farm hanging in the balance, he finds his hopes of a married life and children swirling down the drain. Honor and family are everything to him and a mate that doesn’t hold those things as dear as he does is unacceptable.
Deidre Maloney is a city born and bred girl. In the absence of her botanist parents, she was raised by a nanny and knows nothing of a family’s love or how being married works. Commitment isn’t a word in her vocabulary. Only concerned with finding a new job and a fling, she embarks on a trip from Chicago to Seaford, Delaware to see her best friend Cait marry her high school sweetheart. Being attracted to a Delaney brother wasn’t on her carefully planned itinerary.
the aftermath is all that matters…
With so many differences between him and Deidre, Kurt can’t believe he’s let himself fall for her. She’s looking for a prime rib guy and he knows he’s just skirt steak. When they’re in close proximity, however, something undeniably amazing happens. How does he convince her that family isn’t something to fear and love doesn’t hurt? How does Kurt show Deidre that a slower, lower life is what she’s been looking for all along?
Megan Mason had a fabulous family, a wonderful husband, amazing friends, a great job and a beautiful home. All she needed was a baby to make her life complete. Little did she know, however, that asking her husband for a child would end her marriage. Suffering the ultimate betrayal, Megan returns to her childhood home to rebuild her life.
Grayson Burke had it all. His family’s construction company was financially sound business was booming. He loved his job and better yet, he worked with two of his best friends. To an outsider looking in, Grayson's life probably seemed perfect. But in reality, Grayson's dream woman wasn't only married to someone else, she was his buddies little sister which meant she was untouchable in every sense of the word.
When Grayson learns that Megan is headed home, everything in his world seems to flip upside down. There's no way he could ever approach a woman whose life has been destroyed. Right? And besides, his friends would kill him. Wouldn't they?
You have to leave the city of your comfort…
Jillian Stewart was as straight laced as they came. Or was she? After one man tearing her down to her very foundation, she’s set out on a path of self-discovery. Pursuing a Master’s degree in sociology, Jill’s determined to wrap her mind around the complexities of the BDSM world. Getting into a good doctorate program won’t be easy so she’s pulling out all the stops. After disregarding her professor’s warning against subjecting herself to the lifestyle, Jill finds she’s drawn to her tutor. But this isn’t her world. Is it?
and go into the wilderness of your intuition…
A career Marine Corps officer, Stephan Sachelles has always chosen to keep his lifestyle choices to himself. He avoids the underground house parties on the base to frequent a club miles from home in an effort to protect his privacy. Steph’s been a Master at Steele Image for years and he's enjoyed the company of many of the subs there with no intention of ever settling on just one. How would he make that work…it wasn’t like he could convert his base house into the dungeon of his dreams. Then Jill walks through the door. Steph’s intuition tells him there’s wild abandon inside her fighting for a chance at life. In the depths of her eyes, far behind the over analysis of everything she encounters, Steph sees the heart of a true submissive. But the resistance Jill puts up is driving Steph crazy. While she’s a good student, she just won't let go. Fighting his own internal battle, Steph finds he wants nothing more than to be the only Master to help her find her true identity.
After surviving the vacation from hell in Beacon Bayou, the Force Recon team finds themselves one relationship, one fiancé, one child, and one marriage more than when they left Camp Lejeune. But before they have a chance to process how a few days so completely changed their lives, they’re called away to Somalia, a hot bed of pirate activity. Their mission--rescue an embedded female marine taken prisoner.
Being a female marine isn’t easy for Allison Blaise. Choosing a life that's all about proving herself worthy of being one of the few and the proud right alongside her male counterparts, Alli volunteers for every special assignment that comes down the pipeline. This time that "go-to" attitude has landed her a stay as a prisoner to a few unsavory Somali pirates. After watching her four man extraction team be virtually destroyed before her eyes, Alli finds herself inexplicably drawn to the team leader, Brogan Baker. But she also finds herself competing with the newest member of the team, Eric Ryan, for Brogan's affection.
Eric Ryan, AKA Chaos, has only been with the team a few weeks when he realizes he's got a major problem on his hands, his attraction to the boss. And while he's pretty certain Brogan bats for his team, the woman attached to Brogan's side every waking minute is making it pretty hard to find out. To make matters worse, Eric has to admit he's got the slightest bit of feeling for the woman as well.
With their team in a constant state of change and under duress, Aaron finds himself struggling to accept the notion that he's worth being loved and unable to impress his soon to be grandfather -in-law. Worse, he can’t shake the feeling that he has to find some way to step up and take care of Scarlet in a manner she’s accustomed to or he's going to lose her. The thought of that school is nearly enough to choke him. But Aaron’s not the only one with problems. Gabe thought his life was under control until Ros reveals yet another secret, one he’s so distracted by he almost doesn’t survive the trip home from Somalia. A secret Ros may not survive either.
Just when they thought they were strong enough to make it through anything, the Force Recon team is once again faced with enough to either make them or break them.
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