Kintsugi Reviews

Hello all!

Kintsugi has a release date! January 1, 2019! If you are interested in doing a review, please let us know via submissions@sincyrpublishing.com so we can send along an ARC (efiles only).

Presale links: https://www.books2read.com/u/4NGpx8

Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41956919-kintsugi—powerful-stories-of-healing-trauma

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Description:

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of using gold (and other precious metals) to repair broken pottery. The ritual is complex, intentional, and contemplative. Upon completion, the once-broken vessels are made whole. They are stronger and possess a different type of beauty than before.

Kintsugi is the perfect metaphor for healing trauma.

Healing is multifarious. Not only does it require effort on the part of the survivor, but also those around them. The most effective healing takes place when there is a network of support. One where others can listen, witness pain, and hold space for the survivor.

This collection is designed to highlight the varying approaches to healing and to honor our individual needs along the way. Some authors are taking their first steps in these pages, while others share their successes in reclaiming their bodies, confidence, sexuality, and joy. Each story is unique – sometimes straightforward, but often counterintuitive (because if healing were simple or straightforward it would surely be easier).

Kintsugi is not for the faint of heart.

Authors:  Emily Jacob, Jervon Perkins, Viannah E. Duncan, Deb Jannerson, Ray Bowden, Sienna Saint-Cyr, Annabeth Leong, Charlie Powell, TammyJo Eckhart, Ph.D., John DeWeese, Georgia Stone, Eugene Wills, Rachael Kaye, Rhiannon Rhys-Jones, Elle O’Shea, Louise Bayliss, Iyana Rashil, Tazi Marie, Susan Grant, Diana Raab, Ph.D., Tom D Wright, Brandi Elizabeth, AJ Fyler, Jennifer DeLeon, and Aila Alvina Boyd

 

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Summer Fair – Proceeds Going to RAINN

The founder of SinCyr Publishing is passionate about mental health and shifting rape culture. For years, she’s taken part in fundraising efforts that donate proceeds to charities supporting these passions. The latest collection–Summer Fair–is the third provided by the StoryPenners. Melt and Haunt were the first two collections with their proceeds going to the homeless in Chicago and to support mental health research and aide throughout the US.

This time, the StoryPenners decided to donate all their proceeds to RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. Since it was first created in 1994, the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) has helped more than 2 million people affected by sexual violence. ** This project is not being backed by RAINN, the StoryPenners are just using the proceeds to donate to their efforts.

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A bit about Summer Fair

Summer festivals bring the aroma of popcorn, the excitement of rides, and the promise of real-life enchantment. Seven authors bring you original love stories, each set at a different summer celebration. You’ll experience the thrill of the Chicago World’s fair through the eyes of a plucky girl reporter and the quiet desperation of a teen working a summer job at a traveling carnival. Get whisked away on romantic journeys around the world from a sweet Texas Dewberry Festival to a lantern-filled temple celebration to a surprisingly rowdy New England Founders Day. Whether it’s the magic of a Renaissance Fair, the excitement of a Theater Retreat, or the pulse of a Music Festival, you’re sure to get geared up for all things summer with this delightful new collection.

Including:
Riding the Wave by Annabeth Leong
Amaryllis and New Lace by Gregory L. Norris
Salty and Sweet by R.L. Merrill
Dewberry Kisses by CM Peters
All the World by Marie Piper
Carnie by Sienna Saint-Cyr
The Storyteller’s Side by Harley Easton
With Stars in His Eyes by Arden de Winter

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Impervious: Chronicles of a (semi-)Retired Deviant – by Janet W. Hardy

We’re delighted to announce that SinCyr Publishing has picked up Janet W. Hardy’s Impervious: Chronicles of a (semi-)Retired Deviant. Publication is scheduled for Spring of 2019!

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About Janet ~

Janet W. Hardy is the author or coauthor of eleven groundbreaking books about relationships and sexuality, including The Ethical Slut (more than 160,000 copies sold to date, including the second edition published in 2009 by Ten Speed Press).

Janet has traveled the world as a speaker and teacher on topics ranging from ethical multipartner relationships to erotic spanking and beyond. She has appeared in documentary films (Slut, Beyond Vanilla, Vice and Consent, BDSM: It’s Not What You Think), television shows (SexTV, The Dr. Susan Block Show), and more radio shows than she can count.

Janet’s writing has appeared in publications as various as The Sondheim Review, Clamor and EIDOS. Her book Girlfag: A Life Told In Sex and Musicals was a finalist for both the Lambda Literary Award and the Bisexual Book Award, and her essay “Ex” was a finalist in the Event and New Letters creative nonfiction contests. “The Portal,” a very personal essay about vaginas and their relationship to gender (which is not necessarily what one might think), appeared in Best Sex Writing 2010 (Cleis Press, 2009), and “The Old Folks At Home,” an essay about aging in an ambiguously gendered relationship, appeared in Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation (Seal Press, 2010).

Janet serves as Editorial Director for Greenery Press, the firm she founded in 1992, as well as for Down There Press. She also runs The Active Voice, which offers editorial, event and promotional consulting.

She often fantasizes about being handcuffed to Stephen Sondheim’s piano.

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Featured Author Jill Webb

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A Nose For Trouble is SinCyr’s first romance novella and we’re super excited about it! Here’s a bit about the author:

Besides reading and writing, Jill Webb fills her days with her dogs, cats, horses, and a day job in microelectronics.

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Lisa Wong-Osunbar is an amp – an amplified human with a super-human sense of smell. Lucent is also an amp, and one of the best spies in the business.

When their assignments from the National Bureau of Amplified Human Enforcement collide, they’re tasked with stopping a group of super-powered bank robbers intent on funding an unsettling political agenda.

As Lisa and Lucent uncover the rogue amps’ scheme, they must decide if they are sympathetic toward their aims and whether they’re going to complete the assignment they’ve been given.

And as if matters weren’t complex enough, Lisa must decide if the heat she’s feeling is coming from the line of fire or… her new partner.

Official book release is at Norwescon!

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Owning It Release Day!

The day has finally arrived! Owning It – Sexual Expression Book 3 is live and ready for purchase!

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EMBRACING OUR BODIES, OUR SEXUALITY, & OUR POWER.

Owning who we are is powerful. By embracing our bodies and owning our desires, we best experience beautiful, sensual, and intense sexual expression.

The characters in Owning It love their bodies regardless of their physical limitations. In these pages, a Daddy and his ‘little’ explore the healing waters of a DD/lg dynamic. Others enjoy a wide range of sexual encounters and relationships from playful to intense, from straight to queer, from light to dark. These authors give us characters that truly own it.

Authors: Cecilia Duvalle, Andra Dill, Sienna Saint-Cyr, M. Marie, Tamara Lush, Jaap Boekestein, Erin Horáková, Tressa Rabbit, Terri Ley, AJ Fyler, Stephani Maari Booker, H. Pueyo, Sofia Greenwood, Megan Jennifer, and Sam Elmquist

Editors: Sienna Saint-Cyr, Rhiannon Rhys-Jones, and S.B. Roark
Copy Editor: Harley Easton

It takes a few days for print and ebook to link, so here are the separate links below.

ebook link: https://amzn.to/2G2tNpM

print book link: https://amzn.to/2ILmtMZ

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Owning It Featured Author – Sienna Saint-Cyr

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Sienna Saint-Cyr once wrote vanilla, mainstream fiction. For years, she suppressed her deep need to write about sex, BDSM, and what true consent means, but putting that naughty boy in a dress, pulling that cute blonde’s hair, or being cuffed to a cross was so much more… satisfying. In fiction, of course.

Along with writing erotica and romance, Sienna speaks at conventions, workshops, and for private gatherings on such sex-positive topics as a healthy body image, using sexuality to promote healing, and navigating diverse or non-traditional relationships. She writes for several websites.

Owning It releases March 24! Check out the pre-order on Amazon!

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Owning It Featured Author – Sofia Greenwood

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Owning It releases March 24! Check out the pre-order on Amazon!

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