Sponsors 2018


Euro Pride Con would not be possible without our generous sponsors, whether they can physically be at EPC 2018 or will be there in spirit. Thank you for your support!

Take a look below at our wonderful sponsors. Click on their links to find out more about each Sponsor.



Diamond Sponsor: L.A.Witt | Website | Goodreads | Facebook Twitter

L.A. Witt is an abnormal M/M romance writer who has finally been released from the purgatorial corn maze of Omaha, Nebraska, and now spends her time on the southwestern coast of Spain. In between wondering how she didn’t lose her mind in Omaha, she explores the country with her husband, several clairvoyant hamsters, and an ever-growing herd of rabid plot bunnies. She also has substantially more time on her hands these days, as she has recruited a small army of mercenaries to search South America for her nemesis, romance author Lauren Gallagher, but don’t tell Lauren. And definitely don’t tell Lori A. Witt or Ann Gallagher. Neither of those twits can keep their mouths shut…

 


Diamond Sponsor: Amelia Faulkner | Website

Amelia Faulkner was born in Thame, Oxfordshire, and sprouted upward in short order. The ground around Thame is reasonably mucky, especially in the winter, and she can’t be blamed for wanting to get away from it.

 

Raised on a steady diet of Star Trek and Doctor Who, Amelia stood no chance in not becoming a grade-A geek. She has sat on the board of the British Fantasy Society, contributed fiction and fluff to various published roleplaying games, and written non-fiction for SciFiNow and SFX Magazines. For every positive there is an equal and opposite negative, and Amelia is forced to admit that she loves Wild Wild West.

 

In her spare time she enjoys travel, photography, walking her Corgi, and trying to convince her friends to replay the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game with all the Goblins decks.



Gold Sponsor: Cursed | Website | FB

The German publisher Cursed is specializing in gay romance novels, novellas and manga/comics since 2007.

 

Our program consists of both titles written by German authors and licensed titles translated into German. We offer a diversified selection of eBooks and prints in subgenres such as contemporary, shapeshifter, bdsm, first love, gap of age, fantasy/paranormal and erotica.

 

We are are constantly looking for new authors and licensing partners to expand and present the German readers with more GayRomance.

 

 


Gold Sponsor: Dreamspinner Press | Website

Dreamspinner Press is a small publisher devoted to extraordinary LGBTQ fiction, the authors who write it, and the readers who love it.

Our three imprints satisfy the diverse needs of the most discerning reader.

 

Dreamspinner Press publishes gay romance in all genres from sweet to erotic, suspenseful to fantastic.

Harmony Ink Press features the best in YA, Teen, and New Adult LGBTQ+ fiction.

DSP Publications features genre fiction with strong LGBTQ characters.

Looking for cunning detectives orspace pirates? This is where you'll find them.

Our titles are available in print, digital, audio, and eleven languages.

We have something for everyone.


Gold Sponsor: E. Davies | Website Facebook Twitter Instagram

Bestselling gay romance author E. Davies grew up moving constantly, which taught him what people have in common, the ways relationships are formed, and the dangers of “miscellaneous” boxes. As a young gay author whose role models were characters punished for their sexuality, Ed prefers his stories lightly dramatic, full of optimism and hope.

 

Now out and proud, he writes full-time, goes on long nature walks, tries to fill his passport, drinks piña coladas on the beach, flees from cute guys, coos over fuzzy animals (especially bees), and is liable to tilt his head and click his tongue if you don't use your turn signal.


Gold Sponsor: eXtasy Books | Website

eXtasy Books is a company that strives to bring the best of fiction to the reading public. We officially launched in 2002, while our non-erotic imprint, Devine Destinies, launched in 2008.

 

 Our vision is perfect e-books. Our mission is to get the best product possible to readers. Our human side allows the desired friendly connections that make us a consumer-friendly company.

 

That same human side also means errors slip past. If errors are discovered in our books, we welcome readers and reviewers to alert us in order to make any needed corrections.

 

Our books are also available worldwide at many third party channels. We publish a variety of genres, from Action to Western. Devine Destinies publishes the same genres as well as children, juvenile and young adult.


Gold Sponsor: MxM Bookmark | Website

Since its first book was released in October 2013, MxM Bookmark has tried to promote fiction with quality works and highlighting positive stories of love, passion and escape. We publish many kinds of books with a single objective -- diversity, escape & passion.

 


Gold Sponsor: Painted Hearts Publishing | Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Co-owned by best-selling author Shannon West, Painted Hearts Publishing (formerly Dark Hollows Press) is a publisher of romance.  

 

We publish and are open to all genres of romance including paranormal, contemporary, sweet, historical, and urban fantasy.  We believe our authors are artists and their talent shouldn’t be censored, so our authors present high quality stories full of romance, desire, and sometimes graphic moments that are both entertaining and engaging.

 

We welcome submissions from all genres of romance from both new, unpublished authors, and those already established in the field. We invite all authors wishing to submit work to visit our submissions page.

 


Gold Sponsor: Reines-Beaux | Website

Founded in 2014 Reines-Beaux is the very first Belgian press to publish LGBT+ novels in French. Wishing to promote everyone's right to be themselves, to be different, we do not publish gay novels only but books which embrace the whole LGBT+ spectrum.

 



Silver Sponsor: Arshad Ahsanuddin | Website | Blog | Author Page | Facebook |  Goodreads | Twitter

 

By profession, I am a hematopathologist, a laboratory physician who specializes in diagnosis of diseases of blood, bone marrow, and lymph nodes, such as leukemia and lymphoma. Yes, I realize the irony that I write about vampires. ;)

 

The Pact Arcanum Saga consists of five books: Sunset, Cathedral of the Sky, Sunrise, Moonlight, and Starlight. It is best described as non-explicit gay vampire space opera. 

 

The Interscission Project is an unrelated series of four books: Zenith, Azimuth, Insurrection, and  Ascension (forthcoming).  It is best described as gay time travel/space opera.

 


Silver Sponsor: Easily Distracted Media


Silver Sponsor: Kindle Alexander | Website 


Silver Sponsor: Pages Media/Monika DeGeorgi | Website | FB | FB


Silver Sponsor: Riptide Publishing | Website

Riptide Publishing is a boutique publisher of some of the finest
LGBTQ fiction available today. Created by industry veterans, Riptide Publishing sought to bring the Manhattan-quality aesthetic to small-press, author-friendly publishing—and in doing so, to elevate and integrate positive LGBTQ representation into the mainstream. Riptide Publishing now fills a critical niche in the general fiction market: quality books, pristinely packaged, that satisfy readers’
desires for rich, plotty, well-edited, queer-positive stories.

 


Silver Sponsor: Sean Kerr | Website | FB | Twitter



Bronze Sponsor: Alex Beecroft | Website | Twitter 

Alex Beecroft was born in Northern Ireland during the Troubles and grew up in the wild countryside of the English Peak District. She studied English and Philosophy before accepting employment with the Crown Court where she worked for a number of years.

Now a stay-at-home mum and full time author, Alex lives with her husband and two children in a little village near Cambridge and tries to avoid being mistaken for a tourist.

 

Alex is only intermittently present in the real world.She has lead a Saxon shield wall into battle, toiled as a Georgian kitchen maid, and recently taken up an 800 year old form of English folk dance, but she still hasn’t learned to operate a mobile phone.

 

Alex writes queer romance – that is, her main characters are typically gay, bisexual, transgender, pansexual or asexual men. Best known for historicals, she also writes Fantasy/SF and contemporary romance.


Bronze Sponsor: Andrew Grey | Website

Andrew grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and works in information systems for a large corporation.

Andrew's hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing) He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world's most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania.


Bronze Sponsor: Anna Butler| Website | FB | FB Group | Twitter | Newsletter Sign up

Anna loves space opera, with spaceships and laser pistols and humanity fighting for its survival against unknowable, unfathomable aliens and, at the same time, against itself and humans’ own worst traits. At the same time, she takes great delight in history. She gets to play with both, working on two (quite different!) series:

 

 

•        Taking Shield is a classic space opera of interstellar war and is a profound love story—but it isn’t a romance. The last book will be published two days before EuroPrideCon!

 

•        The Lancaster’s Luck series is a classic m/m romance, but with the added twist of a steampunk setting where aeroships fill the skies of Victorian London and our hero uses pistols powered by luminferous aether and phlogiston.

 


Bronze Sponsor: Blaine D. Arden | Website | FB | Twitter

 

Blaine D. Arden is a purple-haired, forty-something, EPIC Award winning author of queer romance mixed with fantasy, mystery, and magic who sings her way through life in platform boots.

 

Born and raised in Zutphen, the Netherlands, Blaine spent many hours of her sheltered youth reading, day dreaming, making up stories and acting them out with her Barbies. After seeing the film “An Early Frost” as a teen in the mid-eighties, an idealistic Blaine wanted to do away with the negativity surrounding homosexuality and strove to show the world how beautiful love between men could be. Our difference is our strength, is Blaine’s motto, and her stories are often set in worlds where gender fluidity and sexual diversity are accepted as is.

 

When not writing or reading, Blaine has singing lessons and hopes to be in a band someday. Supporting Blaine in pursuing her dreams and all matters regarding household, kids, and cairn terrier, is her long-suffering husband for over twenty years.


Bronze Sponsor: David Swatling | Website


Bronze Sponsor: Desi | Website | FB

 

Born and raised in Vienna, I now live in northern Germany.

 

Since I can read I am a passionate reader and book collector.

 

 I´m a volunteer at the Sister of Perpetual Indulgence in Hamburg.

 

We talk about sexually transmitted diseases and their pathways, 

 

we hold hands, weeping tears, listen and care for the salvation of our fellow 

 

human beings in times of increasing loneliness and 

 

we raise funds to support people with HIV and AIDS.

 


Bronze Sponsor: EJ Smyth | Website

 Hi there! My name is EJ Smyth, I live in Frankfurt, Germany and I’m passionate about romance. Not luffy-duffy but romance with other elements mixed in. Paranormal romance, romantic thrillers, gay romance, if it’s got two difficult characters finding each other, I’m on board!

 

I write at my living room table, usually covered with folded laundry because I couldn’t be bothered to tidy before sitting down. And my kids are teenagers, so not much help there either <eye roll>. I do love having them around and I’ve gotten used to writing with a background noise of Grand Theft Auto and teenage histrionics. Maybe that’s why I prefer writing action scenes over descriptive settings! Except for the 18+ scenes which I have to write in a separate room, because, well, embarrassing…


Bronze Sponsor: Isobel Starling | Website | Website | Twitter: @DecentFellows

DECENT FELLOWS PRESS is the publishing imprint for e-books, paperbacks and audiobooks by author Isobel Starling.  Isobel was born in Germany.  She was a professional artist in Dublin for twenty years before relocating to the UK where she started writing.  Isobel writes M/M Romance contemporary Thriller series SHATTERPROOF BOND, as well as comedy and fantasy. 
Decent Fellows Press has released 17 titles in English and also works with Deadsoft Verlag, Quixote Edizioni and Juno Publishing for translations in German, Italian, and French.
Decent Fellows Press have invested heavily in audiobooks over the past year and have been delighted to work with wonderful narrators Gary Furlong and Gomez Pugh.  Earlier this year the investment paid off when it was announced that "As You Wish" narrated by Gary Furlong was the ONLY M/M finalist in the Audiobook Reviewer Awards Romance Category. 

 


Bronze Sponsor: Jay Northcote | Website

Jay lives just outside Bristol in the West of England. He comes from a family of writers, but always used to believe that the gene for fiction writing had passed him by. He spent years only ever writing emails, articles, or website content.

 

One day, Jay decided to try and write a short story—just to see if he could—and found it rather addictive. He hasn’t stopped writing since.

 

Jay writes contemporary romance about men who fall in love with other men. He has five books published by Dreamspinner Press, and also self-publishes under the imprint Jaybird Press. Many of his books are now available as audiobooks.

Jay is transgender and was formerly known as she/her.


Bronze Sponsor: Juno Publishing France | Website | FB | Twitter


Silver Sponsor: Kasia Bacon | Website | Twitter | FB | Instagram

 A linguist and an avid reader with a particular fondness for fantasy and paranormal genres, Kasia Bacon lives in London with her husband. When not tearing her hair out over a translating project, she writes stories about the shenanigans of emotionally constipated assassins and sexy Elves. Otherwise, she can be found shaking her loins at a Zumba class, binging on anime or admiring throwing knives on Pinterest. She has a mild coffee and lemon tart addiction. A lover of MMA and Muay Thai, she also enjoys nature and the great outdoors. She dreams of becoming independently wealthy, leaving the city and moving into her wooden mini-manor—located in the heart of stunning forests resembling those of the    Elven Country depicted in her tales.

 


Bronze Sponsor: K.C. Wells | Website | Blog | Facebook

K.C. Wells started writing in 2012, although the idea of writing a novel had been in her head since she was a child. But after reading that first gay romance in 2009, she was hooked.

 

She now writes full time, and the line of men in her head, clamouring to tell their story, is getting longer and longer. If the frequent visits by plot bunnies are anything to go by, that’s not about to change anytime soon.

 


Bronze Sponsor: Queeromance Ink | Website | Twitter | FB

Queeromance Ink is a directory of LGBTIQA romance and related books, with links to purchase them from a variety of other sources, including publishers, distributors, and in many cases, the authors themselves. We offer a wide variety of ways to discover books, new and old, that match your reading interests - sorts by pairing, genre and subgenre, and author; filter searches that let you narrow in on particular kinds of books, and even a spoiler-safe ending field.

We also do a lot of community outreach on Facebook and Twitter to help queer romance readers to the authors and books that they love.

 


Bronze Sponsor: Rebecca Cohen | Website


Bronze Sponsor: SJ Himes | Website | FB | Twitter


Bronze Sponsor: Stephani Hecht | Website