Friday, May 1, 2015

Own Me (Rent Me Series book 2)

Own Me by Brina Brady

Russian mobster Dmitri Dubrovsky PADDLES his naughty husband, former rent boy Brennen Brady.

Own Me by Brina Brady

Dmitri and Bren are now married. Unfortunately, jealousy is still a big issue for both of them. They are always afraid that the other will find someone better and leave. Dmitri’s ex-boyfriend Viktor is still in love with him and is very jealous of Bren. Viktor is set out to cause problems and make Dmitri and Bren question their love and commitment to each other.

 When jealousy roars its ugly head Bren gets upset, he acts out and says things he doesn’t mean. Dmitri gets even more possessive of Bren. Some BDSM Elements. To complicate matters, Russian mobsters threaten the Dubrovsky family. Two husbands, still deeply in love and lust. Will that be enough when the family’s enemies bring the fight to their door?

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Another 5 Star Review from the UK Amazon

I found a beautiful surprise on the UK Amazon site. 
Another 5 Star Review from the UK Amazon.
 I'm moving over there. Thank you, Sistine.
Julien Callier

Shane O'Rourke

By Sistine - See all my reviews

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This review is from: Bend Over (Kindle Edition)

What a thought provoking, intelligent and well-crafted read. The author Brina creates a story that can be read again and again; finding with each read more layers of meaning. The text challenges the reader and doesn’t shy away from addressing complex issues.

What made this book for me so special are the two men at the center of the story. The author has created characters that are well rounded and thought out. They make mistakes and don't always behave as they should, which of course makes them and the story line so much more interesting!

Julien and Shane’s relationship is fascinating to watch unfold. Julien finding himself attracted to Shane sets out with the intellectual aim of educating and testing Shane’s boundaries. Shane is always looking for the next high, fuelled by his upbringing and sexual confusion. In Julien he finds the perfect foil to explore these needs. There are some lovely touches of humour, as seen from Shane’s point of view, of the world and events around him. Due to some unresolved issues, I am hoping there may be another book to follow.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Feeling about Reviews

Good Morning,

I don’t know how I feel today, but it’s not on the plus side of the line. I wrote two books and published them. When I wrote the second book, I tried hard to make it different than the first book. As a new writer, I haven’t found my style yet. I think each story warrants something a bit different. Reading reviews hasn’t really benefited me in the way I thought it would. They leave me confused. Opinions vary that you can’t pinpoint where you actually need improvement. It’s difficult to trust someone with your work. I have a few I do trust.

Last night, I looked through other writers’ reviews. I came upon one review of a 2 star because the book had too many gay characters. What?

I had one who reviewer read the entire book, said it had good sex scenes, but she felt I did not finish all the loose ends, so she wrote in her last sentence that she will return the book. What? You read the book, don’t like the ending, so you return it. Interesting. She also said she didn’t like when I skipped an afternoon. I wonder how she would feel about a family saga that lasted generations. I mean you can’t show every minute of the character’s day. It would be a soap opera. Then you read other reviews that say it could be cut down, and not to show every detail.

So which is it? I have no idea. At this point, I don’t know what method to trust to improve my writing. I go by what I like in a book.

I read an article yesterday explaining that many authors pay for positive reviews. I don’t think that’s fair at all, but this is a free market and a free market isn’t always fair.
Writing Erotica has its own issues with people who have specialized kinks and taboos. I ask myself who is my audience? How do I make sure I enlarge my audience circle? I first write for me.

There is a fine line when you stop promo and begin to write. Some writers can do both, but unfortunately I’m not one of them. I have to focus on one thing at a time.
I think I need a vacation very soon away from people.

Brina Brady

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Bend Over New Release

Bend Over by Brina Brady
334 Pages
Tags BDSM, interracial couple, M/M Erotica

Amazon Reviewer Kristy:

Amazing book! So much emotion, so many twists and turns!! You will fall in love with Julian and Shane! Shane is a good boy who always seems to end up doing bad things. Julian is determined to tame him but it's not going to be easy by any stretch of imagination!!!”

Runaway 18-year-old Shane O'Rourke is living under the Huntington Beach Pier. He carries many secrets from his past. Shane wasn’t allowed to explore his sexuality when he lived home with his father, The Reverend. His submissive nature and desires had to remain fantasies.

Shane meets a dark stranger on the beach. Julien Callier is a Dom from Martinique and is sixteen years older than Shane. Bad boy Shane wants to win the heart of Julien Callier and become his sub. But does he really understand what Julien expects from his boy?

Julien's heart goes out to this gorgeous boy and he takes him under his wing, grooming him to be his sub. Julien is determined to let Shane experience the good life, even financing his education, but he’s challenged at every turn by Shane’s rebellious nature.

When Shane’s defiant behavior threatens to come between them for good, Julien has to act fast to teach Shane the meaning of real submission.

Can Julien tame the bad boy? Can Shane give up his old ways of stealing, lying, and using drugs? The playroom is open.

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014

Rent Me Reviews

Rent Me Reviews


5.0 Stars of 5.0 Brennan is an awesome character, love him. May 29, 2014
By Reads all the time
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed this story. Brennan is so lovable. Not that I agreed with most of his choices but I understood them. I didn’t like Dimitri. I saw him as abusive and controlling but I did end up believing that he did love Brennan. At the end, I was glad Brennan got his man but would love a sequel to find out if it really turned out to be HEA. It’s my understanding this is Brina Brady’s first book. If so I’m impressed. Excellent work.
5.0 Stars of 5.0 Must Read May 29, 2014
By Julia Matthews
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book keeps you wondering what will occur next. Which way a young man will chose to take his life when faced with losing the one thing he wanted above all else.
5.0 Stars of 5.0 A LITTLE TABOO AND WHOLE LOT OF HOT May 29, 2014
By Jana W
Format: Kindle Edition
This is not my normal read but I loved it and read it in one day. A MUST READ, if you want a little spice in your life.
5.0 Stars of 5.0 Deliciously fun MM erotica May 28, 2014
By Blondie
Format: Kindle Edition
Brennen is a smart kid who is knows what he wants but has a little trouble figuring out how to get it. He makes some mistakes that all young people make but then things just spin out of his control. This book about a young man’s journey in figuring out what is important and what is not. Brennen tends to be a spoiled brat sometimes but I could not help but to love him.
Dmitri is a Russian Mob boss who takes Brennen under his wing and they fall in love but between Brennen choosing to be a rent boy and Dmitri’s deeply instilled Russian traditions thing start to fall apart. Dmitri can be a controlling and conniving sob but he has his reasons and he also has a better side the side that just wants to take care and protect Brennen.
In this book Brennen is put through some pretty tough situations and the author does a good job with fleshing him out in the end you really get sense of his growth. He matures quite a through or even because of it all.
This book is a great book for those who like a bit of taboo with their mm erotic romance.
4.0 Stars of 5.0 Delicious fun! May 30, 2014  
By Aine (Watertown, WI, United States) -
This review is from: Rent Me (Kindle Edition)
Wow! This book is super hot, but the story itself is so compelling I was up until 4 am reading. I spent half my time wanting to smack the guys upside the head, and the other half going awwww…
Their relationship is by no means conventional, but it somehow manages to work for them. Now if they could just learn to communicate! But oh, such sexy sweet, naughty, and downright horrid boys they are!
All I can say is… more please!​

4.0 out of 5 stars new author for me, May 30, 2014
By kenike - See all my reviews
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This book was a lot of back and forth. Brennan made some really stupid decisions that put him in a few places that were horrible for him. Brennen was abused a little too much but I just couldnt put the book down. It was great. I couldnt wait to see what was next. I hate he and jesse couldn’t reconcile but otherwise I liked this one. Its a new author and I will read her in the future.
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot, steamy, loved it! May 30, 2014
By JP2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This author can write! I loved this story. The characters were interesting and relatable, and the storyline is HOT! Every scene got better than the next. I'll be looking for more from this author.

4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting story, May 31, 2014
Gina (Florida) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Rent Me (Kindle Edition)
Brennan was abandoned by his parents and abused for most of his life. Dimitri is a Russian mobster who takes Brennan under his protection when Brennan is 12 years old. Their relationship becomes a sexual relationship when Brennan turns 18. Brennan and Dimitri each have their own issues but throughout all of the mistakes they both make, the one constant is that they love each other. Brennan makes some bad choices but I sympathized with him when he and others paid the consequences of his actions. Through all of the drama, Dimitri kept his vow to keep him under his protection.The story kept my interest and despite some dysfunctional elements to their relationship, I enjoyed their story and hoped they would find a way to make their relationship work.
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Rent Me by Brina Brady

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Blood, Sweat & Books: Beta Readers: Why You Need Them More Than They Nee...

Blood, Sweat & Books: Beta Readers: Why You Need Them More Than They Nee...: I am not perfect: never have been and I never will be.  The fact that I couldn't figure out how to avoid ending that first sentence with...

This article is so true. I will always be grateful to my Beta Readers.  They have helped me so much.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

BEND OVER Thoughts

For now I am naming my new book Bend Over. That may change as I write more. Today I have 22,000 words written.
The story takes place in Huntington Beach, California.  

It’s about an 18 year boy named Shane O’Rourke who runs away.  His secret is the reason he had to leave home. He was short two months of graduating high school.  He stole a motorcycle from Laron, the drug dealer he had worked for in New Jersey. He also did not return the money from the drugs he had sold for Laron.

Shane has a twin sister named Sheena.  He has an older brother named Michael.  His parents came from Ireland. His father is a Reverend and his mother is an alcoholic.

This story will be about Shane’s BDSM relationship with Julien Callier.


Shane O’Rourke is an 18 boy left his family, friends and girlfriend behind because of a secret.

Julien Callier is a  30 Black man who is a Dom of Doms.  He is a successful businessman who owns a BDSM club.  He is looking for a sub.  He was raised in Martinique.

Dario Hernandez is a 28 Mexican man who used to be Julien’s sub but left him to become a Dom.

Keme is an 18 year old Eurasian boy who is a flamboyant sub for Dario.

Muses for this story:

Shane O’Rourke

Julien Callier

Dario Hernandez


Captivated by Keegan Kennedy

5 Star Rating
Keegan Kennedy is one of my favorite authors. He writes about subjects many others refused to touch. This book was one of his best because it was longer than his other ones and the characters took awhile to get to the place we want them to be. The sex… In the beginning, we meet his step-father who is very strict with Ian. This story is the unfolding of their relationship as master and sub but those are not what they call each other. 

I love this line from his book.
“Even though I felt trapped at times, his slow but deliberate corporate takeover of my person had made me feel cherished and treasured, and being so close to him was still such an amazing rush to me” This was Ian telling the readers about Braun, his step-father.

His similes were awesome, too. Here is one I loved.
“His sticky load was hot as boiling soup and as thick as porridge.” 

The way he contrasted his two characters seemed almost fairy-tale like. I loved how Ian was so small, 4 inch dick and Braun with a 10 inch dick. There were other extreme differences referenced in the story that made it so interesting.

There was enough kink in this story, dirty sox sniffing and more.

Ian was forced to wear a chastity device so he could not come. It seemed like he had it on most of the book. When I felt like I was wearing it, too even though I am a woman and don’t have anything to place it on me. That seemed to be extreme but I felt like it needed to be off more. 

But this sexy story had an HEA. I enjoyed the story so much. I love when Keegan writes longer stories. The beginning had me up all night swiping from page to page. 

He did an excellent job in his building of Braun as a German character. He added so much to make the character so real. I am looking forward to reading everything this author has. Most of the stories are on my Kindle. I love this author.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Rent Me Book Cover

Here is my new book cover for my first novel Rent Me.  Made from Romcon at

Release Date: June 2014

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Rent Me

Rent Me Synopsis

    Rent Boy Brennen wants to belong to his lover Dmitri Dubrovsky. The Russian mobster controls every inch of his life in and out of bed. Brennen works for Dmitri’s escort service. His only desire is to please his lover. When Dmitri marries Nika, his lover moves him out of their home to an apartment in Beverly Hills and tells him nothing has changed. What is Brennen going to do now?

     Brennen does not understand his lover’s Russian culture not allowing homosexuality. Two different cultures and age difference clash.

     The story begins with Brennen upset over Dmitri’s marriage. Dmitri moved Brennen to his own apartment while he attends USC and works as an escort. Devastated Brennen did not know how to deal with being number two to his lover while they continued their sexual relationship as if nothing changed.

     Brennen is coming of age and wondering if he is gay or bisexual. Dmitri torn between his love for Brennen and his Russian pride that demands him to be straight with a wife and family.
Stubborn Brennen refuses to quit being an escort, which upsets Dmitri who loves him. 

The battling of two stubborn men who want to be together without giving up anything. Brennen wants to remain an escort and Dmitri can’t accept being gay. Dmitri’s brother Mischa pushes Brennen in the direction of women, which upsets Dmitri. Can their relationship survive Brennen’s clients? Can their relationship survive Dmitri’s marriage? How will they save their relationship?

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Book Covers

I'm getting closer to publishing my first book Rent Me.   I would love your opinion once more about the book covers.  I numbered them. Please let me know by number.
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Thank you,
Brina Brady

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014


Here is a great link on shadow archetypes.

Here is a view  inside of the limo in my story. I will look for some more of these.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Write Practice News Letter

I wanted to share The Write Practice newsletter I receive.  You can sign up here:

The Poor, Misunderstood Semicolon

This post was originally published in August 2011.
Wait a second. Did you just hear that?
Pick meeeee…
There it is. You heard it, too. Don’t try to tell me you didn’t.
That was the sound of a semicolon in the throes of a self-esteem battle.

How Do You Use a Semicolon?

If the semicolon was just a little less top-heavy, then it would be a comma, and rightfully used and appreciated. Sadly, many writers have a confused relationship with the semicolon, not really sure how or when to place it in their lovely sentences. Some have rejected it outright, including Kurt Vonnegut, who said that the only reason to use a semicolon would be “to show you’ve been to college.”
Don’t worry, little semicolon. Your virtues will not be lost on this audience as long as I have a say in it.
In all seriousness, the semicolon is probably the most misunderstood button on a keyboard (except for maybe whatever the heck the little hat over the 6 is). When used properly, however, the semicolon can connect phrases in a beautiful and sophisticated way. For example:
Martin squinted as he read over his news brief; he was in need of a good pair of glasses.
The semicolon in this sentence connects the two independent thoughts without bringing the narrative to a full stop in the way that a period would. A comma is completely inappropriate here because that would lead to a comma splice, and as we have previously discussed, comma splices are evil.
Semicolons can also be used as a kind of supercomma, and should always be used in a list when separating objects that also have commas. Take the following sentence:
Diana included Athens, Greece; Paris, France; and Vienna, Austria, on her list of honeymoon cities that were not to be confused with their American counterparts in Ohio, Texas, or Virginia.
See? However, in order to use the semicolon properly when you’re not making lists, it’s important to remember a few things.

1. Each clause of the sentence needs to be independent clause.

You know what an independent clause is, right? You’re writers! Sometimes, however, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of the semicolon, and you’ll want to use it everywhere. Don’t. If you’re going to use it, make sure that each clause can stand on its own as a fully formed sentence. If it helps, mentally separate the two clauses with a period to test their independence.
Justin didn’t walk; he ran. Justin didn’t walk. He ran.

2. Use them sparingly.

It can get exhausting for your reader if there is too much going on in one sentence. If there is too much going on in each sentence for a full paragraph, that may result in reader mutiny, and you’re going to have trouble bringing them back. Use the semicolon to connect ideas that are related, but don’t try to connect every single idea in a paragraph. Periods are your friends (at least in this context).
Ellie subtly flared her nostrils; the smell of lilac and lavender filled the air; it reminded her of her summers in the hills of Ohio; she and her cousins would make crowns of daisies and give them to their mothers.
For the love of God and the sanity of your readers, do not do this.
Ellie subtly flared her nostrils. The smell of lilac and lavender filled the air; it reminded her of her summers in the hills of Ohio. She and her cousins would make crowns of daisies and give them to their mothers.
It takes some practice, but you’ll start noticing places in your writing where a semicolon would add a welcome breath to the prose.


Practice writing with semicolons. Write about the following prompt using as many semicolons as you can (create a couple lists if you have to). However, if you overuse the semicolon, you will be punished; severely.
Spend at least fifteen minutes on this.
Prompt: Billy is going backpacking through Asia and needs to get vaccination shots.
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Friday, February 14, 2014

Writing Tip

Write. Start writing today. Start writing right now. Don’t write it right, just write it –and then make it right later. Give yourself the mental freedom to enjoy the process, because the process of writing is a long one. Be wary of “writing rules” and advice. Do it your way.

I am working on my revision but with revision comes new writing. 

Here is something to go with your morning coffee.

                               Travis Fimmel.