Blak Rayne

Biography

The generic biography....

Blak Rayne is a published author of gay erotic and yaoi style fictional romance. She loves to write and believes it's one of the greatest forms of self-expression. What better way to see inside the human soul?

Blak resides North of Sixty, and yes, she is a woman, wife and mother. She’s been writing and drawing since elementary school, and she loves anything that involves the arts. As for family, her daughter is her toughest critic and greatest support!

Now, for the real biography....

A good friend, who is an aspiring author, happened to mention that she likes to read author bios, and when she checked mine, sadly, she was disappointed. The bio I use is generic, blah, and it doesn't tell her anything personal about Blak Rayne. Her suggestion. Change it! What she really meant to say: "I want to read the juicy bits, lady!"

Okay, the truth. My life is crazy hectic most days as I divide my time between family and friends, writing and marketing, running our businesses and household. I spend an average of eight to twelve hours a day on the computer. No, lie.​ After quitting smoking years ago, I've become even more of a health nut than before. I exercise every day; I have to or else I'll wind up with a fat ass! I'm one of those people who will read the labels on every food item they purchase. LOL

My favourite drink while writing is a homemade chai tea latte. Well, tea period. Must be the Brit coming out in me. When I relax, or we have company over, I usually indulge with a glass of Japanese plum wine on ice, of course.​ My entire office is purple, even the carpet. I find the colour calming, and it gets my creative juices flowing. Love it!

Currently, I reside in British Columbia, Canada with my husband, our daughter and son. Our eldest son passed away; he's not with us physically, but he is in spirit. My daughter owns a cat that is the moodiest creature you'll ever meet. Seriously, the foul little beast still swats at my legs when I don't pay him enough attention.

What else can I tell you? Lots of things, but the most important tidbit, I'm passionate about my writing and plan to continue publishing. How many novels? Who knows, I guess until the ideas run dry, or I die.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It was a twenty-seven chapter novel about an all female rock band, written when I was in grade seven, on an ancient typewriter.
What is your writing process?
Tough question. It really depends on what genre I'm working on, such as a romance or fantasy. Some just come like a flood in which I'm compelled to write until the whole story has been purged from my mind. Others come in fragments, and eventually, I piece them together by mapping an outline and adding a timeline. But, no matter the story, I always visualize each scene in a movie format.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Blak Rayne online


Books

Kiss the Reaper
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,400. Language: American English. Published: April 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
(5.00)
As a prostitute, Z has no one trustworthy he can rely on in his life until he meets Brody, a kind and mysterious man who seems to be the answer to all his problems.
Put Your Ho Ho's On
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 111,860. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Erotica Anthologies
This is a saucy, sassy, fun Christmas Collection, an Anthology of Multi-Genre ErocoThrobbers from Award-Winning NYT, USA Today and International Bestselling Authors! ~~~~~~~~ Hot and Spicy ~ Cool and Cozy ~ Scorching to the Touch ~~~~~~~~ You are going to love this great collection of Sexy Christmas Stories that celebrate the Hallowed Halls of Christmas so beautifully decked out.
Turkish Delight
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,630. Language: Canadian English. Published: September 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Admittedly shallow, Leonard can't understand why he'd fall for a man he's never seen.
Carson's Story
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,250. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Adult
(5.00)
Carson’s never relied on anyone, but thanks to a car accident and his occupation, he starts to struggle with more than bouts of anxiety when another man wants a piece of his action.
The Jock
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,460. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
(5.00)
After a lifetime of regrets and dwelling on the past, Adrian finally realizes the present and everyone he loves should be cherished.
The Ideal Side of Life
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,550. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Every job comes with acceptable risk, but when Carson's occupation crosses the line and puts too much of a strain on their relationship, Stephen is forced to make a difficult decision.
Older the Better
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 34,910. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
(5.00)
One man lives on the edge. Another lives to forget. Can one bad choice be made right after fourteen years of denial?
The Ideal Side of Love
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,490. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Four years after the death of his husband, Stephen Pritchard comes to a turning point, when he meets an enigmatic stranger, twice.

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Smashwords book reviews by Blak Rayne

  • Cold Beautiful on May 06, 2013

    * Same review as published on Goodreads Cold Beautiful by Yamila Abraham, art by Himitsu Studio, is a yaoi short that's been on my 'to read' list since it was first published. For me, the attraction was the cover, which I might add, is quite well done. Here's a brief synopsis. Cold Beautiful, from what I gathered, takes place in present day Russia, and is the story of Yolkov, a prison guard—a young, good-looking prison guard—who is attracted to one of the most dangerous criminals housed within the prison walls, Zhirov. Yolkov is totally rapt by Zhirov, partly because the man saved his life during a riot. Basically, Zhirov protected him from being gang raped. Incarcerated for life, Zhirov seems to have changed and longs for freedom—to see the sky and trees again. But, he also longs for Yolkov. Eventually, an opportunity crops up that neither man can ignore. Government officials offer a chance to leave the prison by way of work on an island, which has become an environmental hazard—a dumping ground for hazardous waste. Yolkov is eager to give Zhirov the change of scenery he desires as payment for saving his life, and Zhirov wants the chance to be alone with Yolkov. Of course the warden is a backstabbing bitch, and there are strong undertones of Russian propaganda. After a lengthy buildup, I found the characters Yolkov and Zhirov endearing, a pair of men I thoroughly enjoyed reading about. But, and here's the big but, the first chapter proved confusing because the story seemed to start in the middle, without a clear explanation. The second problem, just as Cold Beautiful had a weak start it had an equally weak ending. After such a bittersweet romance, I'd expected Yolkov and Zhirov to share in some type of victory, but the conclusion was unworthy of these men. I felt as if I'd been robbed, that the author got tired of writing and just did what she had to in order to finish the book. I give Cold Beautiful 3 stars—Yolkov and Zhirov were wonderful, the sex was hot, and Himitsu Studio did an excellent job with the cover. As for the plot, though it had great potential, sadly, it turned out to be a disappointment.