Friday, June 27, 2014

Cryptshiver

Title: Cryptshiver
Author: Chacelyn Pierce
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 978-1-62798-727-1
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal Mystery
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx 

Trust in your work partner is essential, particularly when your job is enforcing the laws governing the supernatural community. But agents Avi Grissom and Jakob Ender have misplaced the very attribute that made them the best team in the agency.

Cryptshiver is a tantalizing story sheathed in dark magic along with emotional chaos. The setting is Dallas. The characters are creditable.

Avi Grissom is a recently turned werewolf, a pack-less wolf with alpha traits. His ill-tempered disposition was made even more so when Ender disappeared for years without a trace. Although Ender has returned, Avi is immediately aware of the changes; nevertheless Ender refuses to talk about the reasons for his absence.

Vampire Ender had prided himself on his ability to always be in control. However, Ender undergoes an unexpected alteration that has left him confused, as well as clueless. Fearing the worst, Ender leaves Dallas to seek out isolation.

Chacelyn Pierce has created an exciting enjoyable saga joining together an unrequited intimate desire between Avi and Ender, psychotic murderers, bloodlust, addictive herbal consumption plus a touch of humor. 

Restitution From His Mate

Author: Charlie Richards
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Publisher URL: www.extasybooks.com
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-77111-953-5
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal Series
Rating: 3 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

As a partner in a construction company, Logan McByrne works hard, but in his off-hours he hooks up with gargoyle Geoffrey, for no strings sex. His problem…Geoffrey gets too attached, so Logan heads to Oregon to help his friend Zander with coyotes attacking his goat herd. They run into trouble on their first coyote hunt when a group of wolf shifters show up. Zander panics, one of the wolves gets shot…and Logan is blamed.

When Jimmy Noleander takes several of the young wolves out for training he didn’t expect to get shot…or for the man responsible to be his mate.  Logan knowing about shifters is a surprise and Jimmy quickly forgives him, but pack law requires restitution for his injury. Another problem…Geoffrey wants Logan, and Logan is commitment phobic. It’s a recipe for disaster but Jimmy knows their mating can work if Logan will give them a chance.

Restitution From His Mate is the newest release in the Paranormal’s Love series by Charlie Richards. 

Considering the rating I ended up with, I did enjoy this one. I was thrilled the author moved away from the gargoyle clutch and matched up a wolf with a human who was aware of shifters. It allowed him to have an easy interaction with Jimmy and the pack from the beginning. The author’s unusual reason for Logan’s trip across the country which resulted in his meeting his mate, I liked. I mean really. A coyote pack threatening a goat herd? A first for me. Both Logan and Jimmy are interesting guys and their personalities are developed enough so that I have an idea of what makes them ‘tick’. Their meeting certainly has a twist I didn’t expect…talk about different. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book where one mate shot the other. It certainly gives the plot lots of action and a pace I enjoyed, and pulls in new and old characters at a quick clip.

As I said above, I did like the story but I still had some niggles. They didn’t stop me from enjoying the story but I felt I needed to mention what bothered me, so here they are.

  1. The restitution thing annoyed me. Jimmy knew Logan really wasn’t responsible and forgave him for his part in his injury. It seemed like a big deal but then it wasn’t.
  2. Logan’s attitude toward Geoffrey was borderline nasty. Not something you want to see in a lead. Very unappealing.
  3. After he was injured, why didn’t Jimmy shift to heal faster. It didn’t make sense, considering he wasn’t injured with silver. Yes, it allowed some of the previous characters to be drawn into the plot but still….
  4. Gargoyles know their mates immediately, so why was Geoffrey confused about Logan…again it didn’t make sense.
Look for Accepting Caladon's Scales coming next.

Stranger Rice

Title: Stranger Rice
Author: A. J. Llewellyn / D. J. Manly
Publisher: Amber Allure
Publisher URL: www.amberquill.com
ISBN: 978-1-61124-604-9
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Basho Loy is grateful for his well paying job, even if he’s required to work long hours.  Another bonus is the budding romance with his boss, Kanji Chang. But Basho discovered that people are not always what they appear to be and a lifetime of secrets could become deadly for Basho’s future.

Stranger Rice is a fascinating short story steeped in mystery. The setting is Hong Kong, with a brief description of the corporate culture there. The characters are interesting.

Basho is the first son of a powerful businesswoman who expects Basho to set an example of success for his four brothers to follow. The family dynamics is a strained relationship, Basho’s contact with his mother seldom occurs. Kanji is the man of Basho’s dreams, yet the two never met outside the office until Kanji pays a surprise visit to Basho. The visit immediately leads to intimacy; however Kanji’s strange behaviors has Basho apprehensive of Kanji’s intention.

Believing a long-ago myth, Kanji targeted Basho as the possible solution to his problems. But falling in love with Basho was not part of the resolution Kanji envisioned. Nevertheless, the love Kanji shared with Basho resulted in Kanji abandoning his original plan.

A. J. Llewellyn and D. J. Manly have created an exceptionally distinctive saga. The depiction of the contemporary Asian culture blended with a few animal traits is exceptionally enjoyable. 

Lady

Title: Lady
Author:  Viola Grace
Publisher:  Extasy Books
Publisher URL:  http://www.extasybooks.com
ISBN/BIN:  978-1-77111-945-0
Genre:  {M/F} Erotic Romance Science Fiction
Rating:  4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amethyst Nymph

If she stays on Earth, Roxelena knows she would never have the husband and children she has always dreamed of.  No human man could stand her cold body temperature.  Roxelena was the first girl in her family born with this trait in five generations.  Moving to Irudan is the only way to get the life that she wants. 

Devnin is the opposite of Roxelena, his body gives off extreme heat.  For this reason, he feels Roxelena will be a good match as a wife.  He’s willing to take things slowly to let her adapt to her new job and new husband. 

Roxelena and Devnin discover the benefits of their talents as it brings them closer in a short amount of time.  Finally Roxelena is able to achieve a new level of normal and she learns how to control her talent.

Lady is the seventh story of the Terran Times Second Wave series.  Roxelena’s talent has caused nothing but loneliness for her up until now.  She’s even been deprived of hot meals for most of her life.  That’s something that most people take for granted and it really made me consider the isolation Roxelena had to constantly feel.  Devnin didn’t see Roxelena’s cold issue as a problem, but more of a resolution.  He was patient and protective and knew just the right things to do.  Roxelena’s work outfit was a little too much for me because it was a little too little, even though it was justified.  It warmed my heart at how she was accepted into a new group of friends who made her feel so accepted.  If you believe in the positive effect of turning lemons into lemonade, then Lady is a story that you will embrace with open arms. 

Captain's Mate

Author: Jenn Dease
Publisher: MLR Press
Publisher URL: www.mlrbooks.com
ISBN: MLR-1-02014-0252
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx 

Defeat is a bitter pill to swallow especially when you’re on the losing side in the world’s political arena. The Voldai’s interrupted war has spawned dragon phobia, as well as hatred for the humans who consort with the dragons amongst their people.  Dragon shape-shifter Marine Captain Danegeld Drake and Navy Lt. Commander Franklin Delano Michaels, a human, have teamed up to flush out the perpetrators plaguing the USS Ronald Reagan naval ship.

Captain's Mate is the first book in the Marine Dragons series. The premise reveals the history of events leading up to the futuristic setting illustrated in the storyline. The plot is an interesting blend of military maneuvers, uninterested leadership along with a touch of romance. The characters are to some extent appealing; however a more in-depth characterization would have been welcome.

Franklin has the personality, in addition to having the qualifications to work with dragons. He speaks their language plus he knows the correct protocol to exhibit respect. These traits are also a benefit to Franklin when he discovers Dane is his mate.

Meeting Franklin is an added bonus, as well as an added worry for Dane. As the dragon leader, Dane is concerned about the numerous attempts to kill the dragons along with their human mates.

Jenn Dease has created an impressive saga. I particularly enjoyed the dragon battle. The plot showcases the realistic prejudices, psychotic extremists as well as the political climate present in the current world we live in.  

The Noblest Vengeance

Author: Neil Plakcy
Publisher: Loose Id
Publishers URL: http://www.loose-id.com
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-62300-763-8
Genre: {M/M}, Mystery, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Liam and Aidan have been together for a little over two years now, and in all that time neither have really talked much about their families.  All that changes when distant relatives of Aidan’s call for help.  When the men find themselves back in the States nothing turns out the way they thought it would.

The Noblest Vengeance is the newest addition to the Have Body, Will Guard series by author Neil Plakcy.  This is the type of series in which all the books must be read in order, so if you have not read the previous books you may not want to go any further in this review.

Liam and Aidan are still in France settling down into their new lives.  Everything seems to be going along fine, until Aidan gets a call from his family.  Liam does not seem to understand why Aidan is getting so involved and it is not long before tension arises between the two men. 

There are two things I really love about this book.  One is the fact that these two men, regardless of how different they are from each other, are totally in love.  The second thing is that although they have been together for as long as they have, they are still learning about each other.  The author showcases both these things during the course of The Noblest Vengeance

The passion between Liam and Aidan is intense and they have the tendency to heat up the pages when they come together.   When the topic of family comes up, Aidan does not understand why Liam is not more forthcoming.  While in New Jersey for business Liam decided to drop in on his family after a call from his sister Jeannie.  When Aidan, and the readers, learn more about the things Liam went through, everything becomes clearer.  I could not believe Liam’s family!  His mother and sisters are a real piece of work, and as bad as it may sound I could not blame Aidan for backhanding Liam’s sister, Jeannie.

As usual with stories in this series there is also a mystery woven throughout the book.  Actually in this one there are two.  There are many twists and turns which will keep you guessing as to what is going on, however, one of the things that is clear is that everything would have gone smoother, had the Aidan’s family not kept so many secrets.  

Monday, June 23, 2014

Boystown 6: From The Ashes

Author: Marshall Thornton
Publisher: MLR Press
Publisher URL: www.mlrbooks.com
ISBN: MLR-1-02014-0247
Genre: {M/M} Mystery Series
Rating: 3 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx 

Private Investigator Nick Nowak has detached himself from his former life. Nevertheless, Nick’s former contacts refuse to allow him the melancholy solitude he thinks he desires.

Boystown 6: from The Ashes is part of The Nick Nowak Mysteries. The plot is slow moving with an emphasis on Chicago’s landscape more so than on the mystery. There is an interesting twist to the identity of the villain; however the subject matter is to some extent commonplace.

Nick is in a downward spiral due to the death of his lover, as well as guilt for his part in past criminal actions. Even though Nick’s dead lover’s mother, Mrs. Harker, did not approve of her son’s relationship with Nick, she still sought Nick out when her favorite priest died. All evidence points to death by natural causes, yet Nick discovered that there was something being hidden by the church. After going through the customary investigative process along with solving the case, Nick is persuaded by friends to return to his normal line of work again. 

Marshall Thornton’s Boystown 6: from The Ashes highlights some of the real events happening in 1984 which serves as a reminder to everyone sexually active. Overall, the saga is enjoyable. One of the main features is the hypocrisy of religious traditions, parental bigotry, depression as well as rejection.

Our Omega

Title: Our Omega
Author: JJ Black
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing
Publisher URL: www.totallybound.com
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-78430-051-7
Genre: {M/M/M} Paranormal Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

After being tortured on the orders of his father, Noah Steele’s no longer the confident Alpha he once was. No one can get through to him, not even his brother and he refuses to claim his mate because he’s ashamed.

Beta Dax Marshall works hard protecting the pack and doesn’t think he’ll even find his mate until he literally slams into Noah. The chance meeting gives him hope for the first time. Their mating won’t be easy and before any issues can be resolved, they and their team follow a lead to a prisoner facility. They find cages of abused shifters, including a young omega to whom they both feel drawn. Can this new threesome adjust to life together while the pack fights Alpha Steele’s plans? Can their relationship grow and survive?

Our Omega is the second and newest release in JJ Black’s Great Lakes Wolves series. It follows shortly after Accepting the Alpha ends, so they should be read in order.

I’m very pleased with how the underlying plot…the battle with crazy Alpha Steele…is progressing well. It makes a good backbone for each release, while still allowing the couple, or even threesome in this case, to develop their relationship. It’s a nice balance between the two parts of the plot line and the author does a good job juggling the components, adding new twists and interweaving characters previously met.  It’s fast paced, has vivid descriptions, good personality development and it’s a fun and entertaining read.

Noah’s an alpha with an abusive past. His painful feelings are expressed well but he got over what happened to him immediately on accepting Dax as his mate. It was too fast of a turnaround when he’d been barely able to tolerate physical contact for weeks. That doesn’t mean I didn’t like Dax or didn’t think they made a good couple…because they do, it was the instant fix I had problems with. As two dominant men, they have issues to work through, and going off on a mission added another focus to the story, along with action and a twist I wasn’t expecting. Another mate. I didn’t see that one coming. This time the author allows plenty of time to develop their relationship as Landon heals. There are other surprises along the way, but my lips are sealed. Look for the next release, which I hope features Jai.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of ménage, violence and reference to sexual abuse.

Love Means ….Patience

Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-62798-892-6
Genre: {M/M}, Contemporary, Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

It’s taken a long time for Brick to get where he is now.  Discharged under Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Brick thought that was the worst that could ever happen to him.  When he loses his parents he spirals out of control, using alcohol to ease his problems.  But now, thanks to the help of Eli and Geoff, Brick is finally feeling human again.  When Eli asks him to help out with another former Marine suffering PTSD, Brick can’t say no.  Little does he know just what helping Cody will mean.

Love Means ….Patience is the latest release by author Andrew Grey and is part of the Love Means series.  This story is a little different from the others in this series as both men suffer from PTSD as a result of their time in the military.  While, for the most part, the author handles the issue of PTSD realistically, there are some times when it is obvious that poetic license has been used.  At first this threw the story off a little for me, but that quickly passed as the two men, Cody and Brick, pulled me into their story.

Brick has been living with PTSD for some time and thanks to those around him has learned to live with it.  Unfortunately for Cody he has not been so lucky, and when he finds out his lover has died in action, he is thrown into a flashback so deep, he no longer knows where reality starts.  The fact that Brick knows what the younger man is going through makes him the perfect one to help Cody. 

I like the way the author handles this delicate subject.   Mr. Grey realistically showcases how easy the simplest thing can throw someone into a flashback.  He also has many of the other symptoms down pat as well.  While the matter of Cody only getting help from Brick is unrealistic, the author clears this up in the end.

The final scenes in this story are very well done.  I love the closure Brick was able to bring to his lover, and while there is no mention of it in the book, I hope that Brick was able to find that same closure. 

Love Means …. Patience is a well done story and a great addition to this long running series.  I love seeing previous characters show up and hope there will be more stories to follow.  Those who have not yet given this author a try should do so.

By the Numbers

Author: Nicole Dennis
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing
Publisher URL: www.totallybound.com
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-78430-031-9
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

The renovation and repair plans for the Southern Charm have been approved and contractor Sullivan ‘Sully’ Tarleton is ready to start work, giving the local landmark a second chance at life. Since he’s already going into town, when Sully learns his friends need their accountant picked up at the airport he volunteers. He just doesn’t know how one new person will impact his life.

Chandler Braddock suffers from severe OCD and doesn’t like being in unfamiliar surroundings, but his best friend Sam need his help, so he heads to the Southern Charm, knowing how difficult it will be. Numbers and organization make Chandler feel calm. The mess at the Charm does not. The biggest surprise… his attraction to the sexy carpenter who turns his ordered life upside down but who makes him feel safe while letting him be himself. Without judging. Can they make a life together? Will it work?

By the Numbers is the second release in the Southern Charm series by Nicole Dennis. This new book follows shortly after the first left off, so you need to read them in order.

I like Chandler. He’s a unique guy and not one you’d usually expect to find as a main love interest in a romance…not with his severe OCD. That’s one of things that made him so appealing. He’s real, with all the problems a person with this condition would have. I appreciate all the details of OCD the author wove into the plot, and the history of what was behind it and how it affected Chandler’s life is good background. There are a few inconsistencies between his disorder and how he acted. For example--A guy using lots of hand sanitizer isn’t going to kiss a stranger, even on the cheek, on first meeting.

I liked Sully when he was introduced in the first book. He’s a friendly guy, responsible, hard-working and caring. And the t-shirts with the crazy sayings made me chuckle. They might have been a little unrealistic for a businessman but in the book…they worked for me. I also love how he let Chandler be himself…and helped him deal with the OCD and never belittled him. The author did a nice job with his personality and developing his relationship with Chandler. 

The descriptions of what was happening at the Charm are vivid, all of the secondary characters are nicely woven into the story line, the plot flows evenly and there’s just a hint of what I expect to be a romance between Reece and Mal in an upcoming book. My biggest complaint—the still dangling threads of the poisoning and the missing money. 

Rehabilitating his Dingo

Author: Charlie Richards
Publisher: eXtasy Books
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-77111-944-3 
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

When Yates and the others showed up at the dingo compound, they did not expect the conditions they found.  After battling the alpha and his inner circle, Yates and the others set out to make things right, starting with the humans the former alpha and his men used as slaves.  What Yates isn’t expecting is that one of the hostages is a shifter half-breed, who just happens to be Yates’ mate. 

Rehabilitating his Dingo, the latest book in the Wolves of Stone Ridge series, picks up where Love on an Owl’s Wing left off, giving readers the chance to see what is going on with the dingo pack.   Readers should know however, that this story covers some dark subjects and therefore may be difficult for some readers.   

While I found both main characters to be well-written, for me, it was Aryen that really shined.  This is a young man that has only known abuse.  When he is finally free, he is unsure how to behave or who to trust.  The author did a great job bringing this character and all his insecurities across in a realistic way. I could not help feeling for this young man and hoping that he would be able to become whole again.

Because of the mating pull, Aryen finds himself drawn to Yates.  As the two men work towards getting to know each other, Aryen’s actions show just how unsure he is.  Yates sees this right away of course, and the author uses this time to bring out the wolf shifter’s gentle side as he goes about making things easier for Aryen. 

Rehabilitating his Dingo brings many former characters back to fill the role of secondary characters.  These men help both Aryen and Yates find their way as they struggle through their new relationship.  New characters are also introduced and I am curious to see what the author plans for Paolo, who readers have met before, in his rat form. 

While it is not necessary to read all the books in this series in order, I would recommend you do so, as you will not only get a better understanding of the characters, many of whom show up from time to time, but also the issues they are facing. 

Burning Intensity

Author:  Elizabeth Lapthorne
Publisher:  Totally Bound
Publisher URL:  www.totallybound.com
ISBN/BIN:  9781784300234
Genre:  {M/F|, Suspense, Series
Rating:  4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amazon Nymph

Robert and Eleanor are trying to find a missing painting and know the people in custody should have more information than they let on.  To help with the problem, Eleanor must ask for help from her ex-boyfriend, James.

The seventh book in The Agency series, Burning Intensity, has lots of intense moments between Eleanor and James.  The author throws in a surprise about the Cezanne painting that had been stolen, but leaves it up in the air about what it is exactly.  The storyline is not completely resolved in this book, so the next one should be interesting. 

Eleanor and James have history, but the chemistry still zings between them.  As they resolve what happened to break them up, their relationship interferes with their investigation of the heist that has been woven throughout the series.

A few characters from previous books make an appearance, and some new ones are introduced.  Robert, Eleanor's partner, is instrumental in getting James and Eleanor back together.  Eleanor isn't happy about it, but several situations, after they first meet again, become very funny.

While I am enjoying this series, there are a few times, I would have liked a little more detail about what is going on, or why particular characters do things within the context of what is happening. Readers do need to read the series in order, and I am looking forward to the book eight.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

MLR Press Call For Submissions

Call For Submissions: Scare This!

So many think they've outgrown dressing up. That there are no more tricks to be played. That it's all a bunch of hookiness. But what if they meet a real vampire/witch/werewolf? Or what about that special human dressed in a to die for costume that brings all the "tricks and treats" back? A sexy Leather-n-Lace party that lets all the inhibitions go and brings back the magic of the night?

Submissions should:

Have at least one character that HATES Halloween

Be a minimum of 10k, maximum of 40k

Any subgenre is welcome and all prohibitive guidelines are observed.

Deadline for submissions: July 31, 2014.

Submissions should be sent to special_submissions@mlrpress.com

Any questions can be sent to Kris Jacen at KrisJacen@mlrpress.com

Call For Submissions: Bleh, Turkey!

Thanksgiving is a time of turkey and mashed potatoes and pies and family...but what if you don't have a family? What if you don't have a home? What if you're in the military stationed overseas? It's not all smiles and kisses for everyone in November...

Submissions should:

Have at least one character that HATES Thanksgiving

Be a minimum of 10k, maximum of 40k

Any subgenre is welcome and all prohibitive guidelines are observed.

Deadline for submissions: August 31, 2014.

Submissions should be sent to special_submissions@mlrpress.com

Any questions can be sent to Kris Jacen at KrisJacen@mlrpress.com

Call For Submissions: Snowballs, Icicles and...Fire?

Those holidays in December bring smiles to everyone's faces, right? Maybe not. Some (not just that famous Scrooge) have frozen their hearts to the joys of Hanukkah, Yuletide, Kwanzaa and Christmas. They've decided to skip the holidays this year but just maybe there's a special someone that's going to show up and heat up those winter nights...possible ideas: a Secret Santa hoping to be someone's favorite Christmas present; a friend hoping to help light more than candles for Hanukkah; a special artist's project to bring creativity to Kwanzaa; a witch hoping that the magic of Yule will bring them what's been missing from their life.

Submissions should:

Have at least one character that HATES Hanukkah/Yuletide/Kwanzaa/Christmas

Be a minimum of 10k, maximum of 40k

Any subgenre is welcome and all prohibitive guidelines are observed.

Deadline for submissions: September 30, 2014

Submissions should be sent to special_submissions@mlrpress.com

Any questions can be sent to Kris Jacen at KrisJacen@mlrpress.com

Chestnuts Roasting...Nah! Heat up those memories instead

Sledding and hot chocolate...holiday parties with family and friends...finding that absolutely perfect gift for your special someone...first kisses under the mistletoe. Those memories can bring a smile to your face, a twinge to your heart and a tear to your eye. Whether it's remembering a special memory or making a new one, the holidays are the perfect time for it.

Submissions should:

Be centered around a special memory of a holiday, whether a remembered memory or a new one

Be a minimum of 10k, maximum of 40k

Stories may be part of an existing MLR series

Any subgenre is welcome and all prohibitive guidelines are observed.

Deadline for submissions: September 30, 2014

Submissions should be sent to special_submissions@mlrpress.com

Any questions can be sent to Kris Jacen at KrisJacen@mlrpress.com

Call for Submissions: It's illegal to what?

There are still a LOT of strange laws on the books around the US: you can't have sex in front of a horse with a rodeo clown in Massachusetts; Mustaches are illegal in Indiana if the owner of said facial hair "has a tendency to habitually kiss other humans; in Wisconsin, a man may not fire a gun while his partner is having an orgasm; and there are many more - check out WeirdSexLaws.com. Wonder what would happen if someone got caught?

Submissions should:

Have at least one weird sex law that's still on the books today

Be a minimum of 10k, maximum of 40k

Stories may be part of an existing MLR series

Any subgenre is welcome and all prohibitive guidelines are observed.

Deadline for submissions: October 15, 2014

Submissions should be sent to special_submissions@mlrpress.com

Any questions can be sent to Kris Jacen at KrisJacen@mlrpress.com