It's the fat guy, dropping you a quick line to tell you Book Four in the Sultan's Toy novella series is up. I'm updating the website as I get to it; the fourth book should be in the side bar soon.

Also, another thing that's going to be there and on the Olivia Outlaw book list page is the Sultan's Toy Bundle. As soon as I get it assembled and stuff and update the website and do the cha-cha and alphabetize my spices and run with scissors and make a mountain out of a molehill and slay the dragon and divide by zero and stop typing "and" and adding silly phrases with the aforementioned conjunction junction, what's yo' function... hookin' boxcars and makin' 'em run right...

Hello again, mi amigos! The Fat Man here and rocking your world.


Confession time: I've been slack. Olivia Outlaw came out with a new novella, the third book in her Sultan's Toy series: Consumed on the first of March and I didn't update the webpage to show it.

Well, I'm here to make amends to you, the reader, and to my diligent waifu, Olivia/Mary Anne.

You'll now see on the sidebar and on the appropriate book list webpage the very thing I neglected, the third Sultan's Toy book.

Also, as a penance to the author and possibly to a select few of you readers out there, here is a duckling we can relate to:


Hi there boys and girls and otherwise, it's the overweight luvah Heavy AOFM comin' atcha.

I finally got around to shoring up the decrepit version of WordPress we were running the site on. All - well, most - of the behind-the-scenes stuff is shiny and new, but hopefully you, our loyal readers, won't notice anything too different on the outside of the website...


I've taken the first steps to incorporate Mary Anne's new nasty author alter-ego Olivia Outlaw. All of Mary Anne's books are still in the same old place, but now Olivia has her own list. Granted, it's only got one novella on it right now, but it'll be getting more filled out soon enough. Mary Anne is working feverishly to get Book Two of The Sultan's Toy erotic romance novella series out, and we should be seeing it in the next few weeks.

In the meanwhile, take a look at the sidebar, and the top menu, and the page list, etc. etc. for all the new stuff on YOUR side of the site.

Until later, my pretties, keep it on the topside.

AOFM outties.


Hello again kiddies! AOFM here! It's almost that time... CHRISTMAS HELL YEAH!

Just wanted to give you some quick updates here.

  1. Romancing The Rose.
  2. Mary Anne worked hard and put up her latest full-length novel Romancing The Rose (The Lovely Lairds) on Nook and on Smashwords. I have added the buttons and links for them on the book list page underneath the book's entry.

  3. Fixed up some of the other books.
  4. I saw where I had been neglectful in adding buttons for the vendors of Mary Anne's other books. I got those buttons on there and sorted out, along with some other things on the book pages of vendor websites themselves.

  5. Getting the plan together for the BIG SECRET.
  6. The BIG SECRET. Well, let me reveal it. Mary Anne has decided to get into... Erotica. She is going to write it under a pen name: Olivia Outlaw.

    These are going to be shorter texts, more along the lines of novellas than full-fledged novels. They're also going to be more explicit and explore other types of couplings (or... triplings? I don't know what kind of nasty things she has roaming around in that crazy duck skull of hers).

    Her first foray into this new venture is The Sultan's Toy - Book One: Captured is currently available on Smashwords and a few other places, so check it out... if you're nasty. LOL!

    I will be updating the website soon to accommodate this new fork in the road of Quacking Alone Romances' destiny.

    Until then, peace out. And MERRY CHRISTMAS WOOHOO!!!


Hey boys and girls, it's your favorite brick-throwing angry guy here, still married to the Duck Woman What Writes All Them Booksies.

She's just finished up a new one, and I've done the cover, and it's now on the Kindle.

It's called Romancing The Rose (The Lovely Lairds).

Apparently, she's got a series of these books about some Lovely Lairds running around in that noggin of hers, trying to escape through her fingers onto a laptop keyboard. Beats me, I just do the pictures.

Anyway, here's a link to the book on our book list page, where you can look at the cover and click the button to go to the Amazon page and purchase the e-book for your Kindle or other compatible device.

And of course, we will make the book available on other devices/platforms/what-have-you in the near future.

Mary Anne also has a surprise announcement which will be forthcoming very soon. Some of you may already know about it. Here's a hint.

Peace and love and Merry Damn Christmas y'all.

AOFM out.

Hello kiddies, it's the AOFM again, coming out of his little hidey-hole like an enormous cursing, meth-and-Tourette's-Syndrome-riddled prairie dog with rabies and jock itch.

Just wanted to tell you that Mary Anne's latest 3-for-2 deal is up on the website - The Dangerous Relations Bundle. That's right, you can now buy her three contemporary romances (Seducing the Billionaire, Griffin's Law, and The Office Ink) and get one of them absolutely free!

But hey, the "get one free" deal only works if you buy the other two. So do it today! It's available for the Kindle, Nook, and many other readers via Smashwords.

ALSO - it's a big secret so don't tell anybody, OK? - Mary Anne's romances are now available on Kobo! You know, it's a new site, if the hoi polloi hear about it then it'll get all crowded and you can't get in, yada yada yada... anyways, the bundle will show up there soon. Coming soon as well are buttons to allow you to purchase all the books from the book list page on Kobo.

Oh well, back in the hole I go... GAEIWNDLF)(@&&#@*^^%#!*&^!

I told you it was coming soon, didn't I? Mary Anne has been extra diligent and the uploading fairies have been on her side, and now Dangerous Relations: The Office Ink is available on the Kindle and the Nook!

The link to get to the book in our book list page is in the sidebar and... hey whaddayaknow, it's right here too!

Those buttons will multiply once we start uploading the book to other online distributors, and hopefully we'll get it to you in paperback as well. In the meantime, if you have a Kindle or Nook, enjoy!


Sorry to disappoint you guys, but it's me, the Dear Hubby, instead of the Quacked-Out Duck Lady.

She's experiencing some of the fun I used to enjoy, mainly formatting e-books to satisfy the jackals at the various digital distributors. Given that, the full-time job, the bills, the laundry, and writing her wacky romance novels, she didn't have the time or energy to deal with the blog this week, so I'm doing it. This is taking crucial time away from my more important tasks, mainly ARRRRRR WHAR BE THE WENCHES AND THE GROG ARRRRRRR!

First, some news on our website(s). I've taken the time to change the e-book covers to reflect Mary Anne's title changes on her contemporary romances. Her contemporaries weren't moving off the digital shelves as quickly as the historical/fantasy romances, so we discussed possibly bundling them at some future date. Of course, there has got to be some unifying theme to help tie the bundle together, so when we looked at the nitty-gritty essence of the two current contemporaries and the one she's currently working on, we found a hook - Dangerous Relations, where relationships and the law intersect and many times conflict.

So now we have Dangerous Relations: Seducing the Billionaire and Dangerous Relations: Griffin's Law, with Mary Anne currently pounding away on the third one. No, I'm not telling you what the work-in-progress is tentatively titled, leave me alone you freaks.

I also fixed our Nook links on the Complete List of Books page, which were all broken due to Barnes and Noble introducing their Pub-It service, a direct competitor to Amazon's Kindle Publishing. It's aggravating to deal with, but I understand the necessity of the computer programming changes.

Now onto the meat of the blog post. The other day I encountered, on a fairly well-trafficked comedy website, a piece written by a male feminist.

I struggle to understand the very concept of a male feminist, or any other (what I see as) self-hating political activist.

...continue reading "Male Feminists – The Ultimate in Hypocrisy"

The Fat Man here. Let me tell you something that's pretty awesome.

That's taking an idea, typing some things on your computer keyboard, moving and clicking your mouse around, turning that idea into a bunch of electrons and photons, then sending those electrons and photons to a place where those infinitesimal little particles (that originated from an even more immeasurable set of things) are transformed into a solid, tangible, molecular thing.

My fat hand holding ideas which have taken on a material form.

Behold such a thing. Mary Anne's latest work, The Duke of Eden, is now available in paperback. She and I (mostly she) finished up work on it a month or so ago. Her ideas became words, then became text, then became electronic signals and magnetic spots on a hard disk.

I listened to her ideas, found some collections of photons recorded by other nice people, took some ideas of my own and manipulated the photons into a form I found to be pleasing. I created magnetic spots on my hard disk from the photons, then sent an electron stream that was a copy of Mary Anne's magnetic spots and my magnetic spots over to CreateSpace. There, they decoded the electron stream, put ink and other chemicals on various thicknesses of paper as indicated by the stream, then cut the papers, glued them together, and sent us back their product, which was really our product in a solid, material form.

My fat hand holding incarnated thoughts, rear view.

That's pretty damned awesome in my opinion. I would say dare say it was verging on magic. All things considered, the 21st Century hasn't delivered everything that was promised to us a few decades ago, but I'm still impressed with what it has delivered. I guess I can wait on the flying cars and jet packs a little bit longer.

Now that the paperback is out and the e-book is available via a few other distribution channels, pick up our ideas incarnated today, mmkay? You'll be glad you did.

Hey there sweeties, it's the big old fat guy! Guess what? Mary Anne's FINAL INSTALLMENT of the serialized e-book The Duke of Eden is FINALLY AVAILABLE TO YOU, OUR FAITHFUL READERS!


Of course, I've changed the Complete List of Books page to reflect the newest addition to her growing library of offerings, so if you're a new customer you can cruise through that page to see if you want anything else to load up on your e-reader, including our first book bundle and the other 2 parts of Duke.

For all of you return customers, thank you so very much for your support. Mary Anne has been very appreciative of your continued patience and your enjoyment of her work. She's got a couple of other things she wants to do with The Duke of Eden novel itself, and then she wants to move on to some other exciting writing and bundling for you, the readers.

So stay tuned, and stay ducky!

AOFM out.