Anniversary Shenanigans: Ninestar Press Launch & Giveaway!

We're tickled pink to welcome Ninestar Press to the Anniversary Shenanigans today. In case you didn't know today is their official launch! 

Here's a little introduction to the newest LGBTQA publisher!

Fans of quality LGBTQA fiction have been anticipating the launch of brand-new publisher NineStar Press. 

NineStar Press was created to meet the reading needs of people across the LGBTQA spectrum. The company was formed when founder Lisa Cox, who has years of experience both as an author and editor of LGBTQA fiction, noticed a gap in the market that wasn’t being filled. Though many publishing houses are focused on straight and male/male fiction and romance, Lisa saw that few were offering high-quality, professionally edited and formatted books outside of those markets.

Though NineStar Press will offer plenty gay fiction and romance, it is also committed to publishing books featuring lesbian, bisexual, trans*, queer, and asexual characters. It will release only the best, most engaging LGBTQA stories that you’ll want to read again and again.

What Can You Expect From NineStar Press?

Already, the publisher has a battery of books waiting to be pre-ordered by LGBTQA readers. The stories run the gamut of genres, lengths, and sexualities, from short male/male erotica to fantasy with a lesbian protagonist to contemporary romantic suspense.

Fans of fantasy fiction will also find much to love about Brooke Radley’s Nightshade. It centers on a young mage named Eleanor, who has to infiltrate a thieves’ guild to find the source of a drug that’s ravaging her city. But once she’s reached the inner circle of the Nightshade Brotherhood, she’s drawn to a beautiful and elusive thief called Cassandra. Can she risk betraying Cassandra to do what needs to be done for the good of her city?

Noted erotica and erotic romance writer Elizabeth Coldwell brings two initial short erotic pieces to the line-up with the seasonal Happy Christmas, Sir, about a sub who wants to please his Dom, and Trickster, about a bounty hunter who’s drawn to his handsome target.

Fans of seasonal romances and erotic stories will find a lot to choose from, too.  Check out the site to see offerings from male romance writer Olley White, erotic romance writer Gillian St. Kevern, and lesbian novella writer Lucy Carey.

There are too many to list here, so check out to see what else is on offer. 

Welcome to the neighborhood, Ninestar Press! Consider yourselves unicorned.

Whether you like it or not. 

And they're generously giving away two of their new releases to one lucky winner!

Defiant Loyalties by Elizabeth Wilde is one of the novels to be released. It follows the story of Jack Preston, whose life is thrown into a dangerous game of lies and espionage, when an assassination attempt is made on his oppressive father’s life. He finds solace in an unlikely place—in the man who was tasked with killing his father. The heat level is high on this erotic romance…and the tension higher. 

When things are forbidden, you merely want them more…
Vice-president David should have had it all–nice cars, the most expensive restaurants and the finest clothes. But he hides a secret from all his colleagues–he’s gay. He’s too scared to come out at work so he spends his evenings cruising for company and frequenting strip clubs. In one such place, he meets pole dancer Jeremy, a young man with problems of his own. Jeremy’s controlled by his boss Donny and soon David’s interest starts to spell danger for them both…

To enter to win ebook copies of these, please leave a comment with some means of contacting you (e.g. email, Twitter handle, link to Goodreads account, etc.)

The giveaway is open until 10 PM PST November 30, 2015. Shortly thereafter, we will contact a winner whom we will select using a highly scientific "names in a hat" method (or, you know, an internet randomizer). Please respond to the winning notification within 48 hrs or we will choose another winner.


  1. I'm in, crossing fingers ... Mobrecht (at) yahoo (dot) com

  2. Would like to wish you every success in your new venture.

  3. It's always good to see a new company startup. Wishing you a happy success!!!

  4. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck.


  5. Sounds great!

  6. It's always good news when there is another publisher around. Good luck, guys!


  7. Congratulations NineStar Press!

  8. Off to check out the newest member of the team... Congratulations Ninestar Press!


  9. Congrats on the launch!

    waxapplelover (at) gmail (dot) com

  10. Congratulations and thanks for a chance to win.

  11. Congratulations on the launch of Ninestar Press... wishing them lots of success. Both books sound great. Thanks for the giveaway. :)

  12. Happy to see a new face in town, and would love to get together sometime. ;)

    caroaz [at] ymail [dot] com

  13. This giveaway is closed! Congrats to Mitch! There are still open giveaways to participate in! Good luck! :)