Tag: lgbt

The Afterlife Academy: Valkyrie (ongoing)

The Afterlife Academy specialises in teaching paranormals how to help human souls pass onto the next phase, whether that’s by guiding them gently, preparing them for rebirth, or cutting them loose with a scythe. Part of becoming a Valkyrie includes learning how to: – Open 

NEW RELEASE: The Vampire Detective

    Fangs For Nothing: The Vampire Detective 1 Some would say there are no real uses for vampires left in this world. Children aren’t frightened by them, they won’t open cans with their teeth, and coffins have gone out of style. But some circles, particularly, 

No ghostwriters behind Arizona Tape (Sprinkles)

There’s been a whole lot of uproar in the book community about plagiarising, ghostwriters, lawsuits and all that stuff.

I know, I know, I’m late to the party, but I wanted to make one post about it and that’ll be it.

I’m a storyteller and writer at heart. I have metaphorical ink in my veins and carry the seeds of my stories in my head. Every book I write has a part of my soul in it. Every book with my name on is written by me. Except for co-written projects, which are only written half by me and half by the other author I’m working with.

I don’t use ghostwriters because, for me, the best part of being an author is: being a writer.

I come up with characters while riding the bus, I flesh out plots while brushing my teeth. I sit down in front of my laptop for the best part of the day to turn the figments of my imagination into books.

I’m a writer first, author second. I’m not in this business because I think there’s a lot of cash in it. I’m doing what I do because writing is my passion and I want to have a life that celebrates that.

Every book that you buy from me, affects my life directly. It pays my bills, it keeps me from living under a bridge, and it funds my next books.

As a reader, you have the power to support hardworking authors by reviewing their books, by buying them, and by not supporting pirate websites or plagiarising thieves.

If you love books, love the people who make them.

Not Today: Chapter 1

A lesbian romance BY ARIZONA TAPE I stared at the flyer in my hand and followed the laughing and dancing people down the street. It was surprisingly crowded for a regular Monday evening, but it didn’t feel like a different scene than the usual nights. 

Hello, world! (Introducing Sprinkles, the rainbow bat)

If you’ve been following the rainbow bat, you know it’s my personal bat signal for rainbow content. Now I’ve taken this a step further and I’m introducing, Sprinkles. This little rainbow bat will come attached with some of my more personal stories. Most of them 

The gold of 2018

2019.

The first Harry Potter book was published over 21 years back. We’re closer to 2030 than 2000. We’ve lived with Facebook for 15 years now and have been swiping left on Tinder for almost 7 years. That first step on the moon? 50 years ago!

I wasn’t ready for that… I’m never ready for when the number changes and the year turns. And every year, I say: “This year is going to be my year”.

Guess what? For the most part, 2018 was my year. Truly!

I fell into a new relationship with the most wonderful person and found my own slice of romance that rivals any of the stories I write. I moved countries and planted my temporary flag (damn you, Brexit) in the United Kingdom. Something I’ve been wanting for a long time.

I upgraded from a small studio to a nice apartment that despite the complications, is a lovely home. I set up my graphic design business Vampari and wrote a lot more books and stories. 

I inspired and I was inspired. I won two reader awards for something I’m truly passionate about; bringing more lesbian books into this world and writing stories that make people laugh, cry, and think. Being recognised in a category like that is just… Something you never think will actually happen. I don’t like bragging about my achievements because it always feels like showing off, but I’d like to work on that too. To stay humble, but not brush my own success away. 

So… In that spirit:

  • I became a USA Today Bestselling Author today, one of the big achievements for authordom
  • I won the 2018 bronze award from Virtual FantasyCon for best F/F book with my amazing co-author Laura Greenwood for Soulswap.
  • I won the 2018 gold award for best F/F book from Lelene Services for Twisted Games, one of my latest lesbian releases.

But there was more to my year than professional triumphs. 2018 was the first year that I didn’t have to say goodbye to any friends, whether that was because we grew apart or broke apart. My new relationship blossomed into something strong and loving that’s filled with support, kindness, and shared passions. I pushed past a lot of my own fears and surprised myself with what I can do and achieve.

2018 put a spotlight on what I truly want from life and even if it’s with falling and getting up, I’m going for gold. This year will be even better.

A couple of things you can expect from me in 2019

  • I will write more lesbian romances than ever. The best way to stay up to date on what I’m planning to write is to join my Facebook group or subscribe to my Newsletter.
  • I will make more book swag to give away to my readers
  • There will be a free book to read, right here on my website. This is something that’s in the works
  • I’m completely reworking my ARC team and I will open up places for those readers that like reviewing.
  • I will put my heart and soul in every book I write. 
  • I will reinvent myself and become a better person, author, friend, partner, daughter, sister, and bat shifter. Because right now, I’m rubbish at turning into a bat.
  • I will keep fighting to reach as many people as I can with my words. If you’re reading this right now, I’m already succeeding at that.

Loads of things that I’m planning for the new year and hopefully, you stick around to see it. I hope you’ve said a fond farewell to 2018 and are ready to make this year, your year. Because I sure will.

Your writer, 

Ari

 

 

 

 

 

We’re celebrating what?

It’s #BIWEEK! Today is the first day of the celebration, Bisexual Visibility Day. Did I know Bisexual Visibility Day was a thing? No. But did I know there was a BIWEEK? Also no. Will I celebrate it anyway? Yes!! Dive into your closet and bring 

The Love Pill

Arizona’s first book was quite a hit on Wattpad and it was the Love Pill that made her decide to turn writing into a career. Read over 30 000 times, The Love Pill is a beautiful romance that will have you rooting for Cara many 

My Own Human

My Own Human is Arizona Tape’s most popular series. If you’re looking for an intricate and beautiful romance between vampire and human, you won’t be disappointed.

Ade and Heather’s romance dances on the edge between their two civilisations. Their love isn’t just forbidden, it’s impossible. There is no place for their relationship in either of their worlds, but that doesn’t stop them from loving each other. Will the relationship survive?

Book 1: My Own Human

In a world where humans no longer exist, Vampires rule the planet.

Adrianna never expected to meet the beautiful Heather, a young woman that loves fresh air, dances in the rain, and likes her heartbeat regular. Oh, and is as human as they come.

What now?

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Book 2: Your Own Human

Travel 2000 years into the future where the vampire race has taken over our Earth. Discover with Adrianna what happened to the human race and what remains of them. Follow Adrianna down into the rabbit hole as she chases after Heather, human history, and anything else that can shed more light on the connection between human and vampire. Maybe this time around, Adrianna can experience first hand what it means to be human.

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