Screw Chocolate Countdown: Ode to Me by Tanysia Komers

Time for our seventh Valentine of 2018 and the game–is this one going to be filthy or sweet?

Sometimes, it’s kind of hard to tell!

Photography by Leslie Pringle // wrrldgrrl.com

About the author: Tanysia Komers is a tall thing with itchy fingers and a tendency to say more than she should. She thinks she’s a writer some days, but most days she’s lost somewhere in her pursuit of peaks: business, mountains, adrenaline… She is a wannabe athlete with the kind of heartbreak that only comes from being benched for the season and is taking it out on her keyboard. Maybe next year, you’ll find this ski bunny on the slopes again.

So this year, no full texts of anything because I want you to buy the book, because we’re using it to fundraise for Camp fYreFly. But here’s a taste:

Last year, on this day, our Valentine was also a poem. Coincidence? Totally a coincidence. But you can read this one in full, if Tanysia’s tidbit has left you… unsated:

Valentine 2: Karma, in Pronouns by Marzena Czarnecka

So, kitten…

M. Jane Colette (that’s me)
&
YYC Queer Writers
(that’s my awesome peeps)
present
Screw Chocolate, Volumes 1 & 2!

Roses, cupid’s arrows, chocolate—chocolate? Screw chocolate! Queer up Valentine’s Day instead with these hilarious, heartbreaking (yes, sometimes deliciously filthy) valentines by Calgary authors who have a fresh, occasionally revolutionary (always, insightful) take on love.

Featuring fiction (or is it?), poetry, and non-fiction (or is it?) from Beatrice Aucoin, Dallas Barnes, L. Sara Bysterveld, Lotis Cervantes, M. Jane Colette/Marzena Czarnecka, Callan Field, Elisa Kae, Tanysia Komers,  H. P. Longstocking, Tet Millare, Brooke Nicholas, Alyssa Linn Palmer, Nola Sarina, Dana Stan, T, Mel Vee, Ann Zee, and PW Zellie, and photography from Jennifer Weihmann (Volume 1) and Leslie Pringle (Volume 2).

In February 2017, we launched Screw Chocolate as our first collaborative multi-author multi-media project, and it kind of kicked ass. This year, we are thrilled to bring you Screw Chocolate 2 AND Screw Chocolate, our original 2017 edition — for the first time in a holdable, huggable, kissable, bitable (grrrrr) version.

If you are in Calgary on February 12–COME TO OUR LAUNCH PARTY!

Stay in the loop on what we’re planning for the night by RSVP’ing to our FAB FACEBOOK EVENT:

Screw Chocolate Launch: the ultimate un-Valentine’s Event

More information: mjanecolette.com/ScrewChocolate

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About mjanecolette

Writer. Reader. Angster. Reformed Bohemian (not). Author of the erotic romance Tell Me, the erotic tragedy (with a happy ending) Consequences (of defensive adultery), and the rom-com (she's versatile) Cherry Pie Cure, as well as the non-fiction collection of essays Rough Draft Confessions: not a guide to writing and selling erotica and romance but full of inside inside anyway. Coming in 2018: Text Me, Cupid, a steamy romance in four episodes. Current WiPs: Queer Christmas in Cowtown, Jewel of the Not-So-Spectacular Boobs, All In the Cards, and Un-Valentine. Yes, working on four projects simultaneously is a spectacularly bad idea.

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