BEND Anthology Giveaway + a look at the cover photo shoot pics!

by Maryse on May 15, 2014 · 116 comments

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Welcome to the BEND Anthology Giveaways, even though the “Bend Anthology” in eBook format (at least on Amazon) is no more. However… many of the authors have re-uploaded their individual stories that made up the “Bend Anthology” to Amazon, so let’s call this the errr…..

“ex-Bend Anthology Stories Giveaway!!” <— LOL!! I crack myself up. :P

P.S. You can, however still get it for a limited time at BN/Apple/Kobo!!

For the last few days each of the BEND authors have been hosting an exclusive giveaway with a partner blog, and today (the final day’s giveaway) is Maryse’s Book Blog’s turn (that’s me!!!), and “my” author (hehe, I love calling her mine, ’cause she’s one of my absolute favorites) is none other than the fabulous Shay Savage!!! :D YAY US!!!

Yep! Bend was LIVE and loaded in brand spankin’ new short stories by some of our FAVORITE authors. Some of ‘em, we’ll even be meeting at Book Bash! If you got in on the amazing deal while the entire anthology was live (with over 700 pages and with that super-sexy cover), you lucked out BIG TIME!!

But don’t despair… here are the individual stories on Amazon as we speak:


Now for those wondering what happened to “Bend” the anthology, here is a letter from the Erotica Consortium:

Dear Readers and Fans,

Thank you so much for your support of the Bend Anthology.

For those of you who may not be aware yet, Bend was removed from Amazon for content violations. They cannot confirm which story was at issue, or why. I leave it to you to deduce the story that was too scorching hot to handle.

We support each other, and we will never release this anthology without each story intact, complete and as originally published. The vision of Bend will remain pure.

But part of the vision was that the anthology would be temporary. We always intended to unpublished it and republish the stories individually. This was to occur after 60 days, however, in light of recent events, this will be happening earlier. Like, this weekend.

Bend, the anthology will be pulled from all venues probably by Saturday, and that those of us who wanted to individually publish our novellas will do so. As for any story too scorching for Amazon, well I am sure that all interested parties will make every effort to please their readers.

Again, your support is our gold. Please stay with us through this transition. If you still want to get it, BN/Apple/Kobo will have it for a little while. Or you can wait and get the books you really want individually.

Very best,
The Erotica Consortium

Okay so… are y’all ready for today’s GIVEAWAY? And let me mention how incredibly cool this giveaway is ’cause not only do you get a gift card, but you get a SIGNED copy of the already rare, and now incredibly infamous print version of “Bend”. I AM JEALOUS!!!! I want one, too! :D Oh YAY!!! Shay just told me: “The print versions won’t be available for purchase except at signings…” <— Oh I am SO getting one!!!

The prize is a $20 gift card and a copy of the BEND anthology signed by Shay Savage! These paperbacks will not be for sale, they will only be available for a few weeks and you can only get one from one of the eight BEND authors as a gift or a prize in a giveaway. 

Ready to ENTER? Here’s how to enter for your chance to win :D :

  1. LIKE my Facebook page (
  2. LIKE Shay Savage’s Page –>
  3. COMMENT with the title of Shay Savage’s novella in BEND

You need to do these three things in order to be eligible. The winner will be randomly selected this evening!

*this promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administrated by, or associated with, Facebook.*

And!!! And!!! —> just for our personal viewing pleasure, Shay Savage sent over pictures from the cover’s photoshoot. And yep… THOSE abs up there are those of her very own “Savage Trainer”. *waggles eyebrows*

Oh how his pictures make me swooooooooon! P.S. She just told me, he too, will be at Book Bash. eek Wait. What!!??? *squeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!* *thud*

Ready to check out the cover photoshoot photos?

Recognize this pic? The model on the “Bend” cover in his full original glory. That’s a very enticing cover, indeed! Perfect!

“The Savage Trainer” on the set of the “Bend” photoshoot.

Maryse —> *grins*

The Savage Trainer is looking very intense.

Oooooooh and he’s bossy, too. :P

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{ 116 comments… read them below or add one }

Sarah Griffin May 15, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Liked both and her novella is Worth!

Patricia Maia May 15, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Already liked both pages!

Kirsten May 15, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Liked and ‘WORTH’ of course.

Wendy May 15, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Liked, liked and the title is Worth. I hope I win! Thank you for the wonderful give away and the pictures Maryse ;-)

Maryse May 15, 2014 at 11:06 AM

My pleasure friends. Believe me…. my pleasssssure. ;) *giggle*

Jessica m May 15, 2014 at 11:08 AM

Worth!! I’m worth giving it to Hahahhahaha

Charlene E May 15, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Already like both :) and her novella is Worth.

Melanie Tracey May 15, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Thank you for the chance! Title is Worth already like both pages! Nice pics!

Jennifer Diaz May 15, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Already liked both. Title is Worth!! Sooooo want this! And eeeeek, I’ll be at Book Bash, I get to see this hott guy in person…….yyyyeeeessss! ;)

Brandi Bradford May 15, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Liked both and her novella is Worth. Thanks for the giveaway Maryse!

Barb May 15, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Liked both pages and title is Worth!

Patricia May 15, 2014 at 11:32 AM

I’m not WORTHy! I’m not WORTHy! But I would love to have a copy!

Norma May 15, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Lije both and title is worth

Lindsay Carter May 15, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Worth !! And I already liked both pages :) ty !!

CD Reiss May 15, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Thanks so much Maryse!!!

Christy May 15, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Worth :) <3

Christine Stalker May 15, 2014 at 12:05 PM

liked both already and worth is name of story

Renee May 15, 2014 at 12:06 PM

I liked both you and Shay for a very long time Her Novella is worth I just finished it this morning. Oh how I’d love to have a signed copy of Bend for the new bookcase my hubby built me for Mothers Day Thank you both for the giveaway and thank you Maryse for introducing me to Shays books through you review and recommendation of Surviving Raine The Savage Trainer is looking so yummy To bad we all can’t have him

Michele Ficht May 15, 2014 at 12:06 PM

I have liked both pages. The book is WORTH. Thanks for this great giveaway! Good luck to everyone.

p.s. Pick me ;)

Diane Williams May 15, 2014 at 12:08 PM


Vi May 15, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Worth :)
Liked both pages

tony May 15, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Worth, worth, worth!!! Oh how I want this book! Thank you so much for the opportunity.

Shannon Simpson May 15, 2014 at 12:12 PM

The title is Worth and I’ve liked both pages :)

Tami May 15, 2014 at 12:12 PM


Stephanie R. May 15, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Already liked both and the title is Worth! Thanks for the chance!

tony May 15, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Melting just thinking about this one, mmmmm!

Marianna May 15, 2014 at 12:19 PM

I already liked both pages. The name is Worth and i just read it this morning. :)

julia May 15, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Liked the pages
Title is Worth and thanks for the chance :)

Chelsea L. May 15, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Liked and LOVED both pages ;) Worth!

Dayzeee May 15, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Worth! Savage Trainer is so delicious!

ajw May 15, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Worth! Like you both! I actually just finished Kick this morning and Worth is next so I am starting it tonight!! Cannot wait!

Emily DelViscio May 15, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Already liked both pages. The novella is called Worth. Thanks for the chance! I am a huge fan of Shay Savage

Judith Lattin May 15, 2014 at 12:28 PM

WORTH – LOVED IT!! Liked both pages. Thanks for the chance to win this fantastic book! <3

Jay Benitez May 15, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Liked both pages!! And super like Worth!!!

Tonya M May 15, 2014 at 12:42 PM

1) Done
2) Done
3) Worth
Crossing my fingers!!!

Danita M May 15, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Shay’s novella is called Worth and I liked both Shay’s page and yours. Thanks for the giveaway!!

Becky Rios May 15, 2014 at 12:47 PM

The name of her novella is Worth. Thanks for the giveaway liked both pages.

Bookworm Brandee May 15, 2014 at 12:48 PM

I really enjoyed Worth! I was stoked for an erotic historical! ;) I liked both pages as well.

Sherry Bohrmueller May 15, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Liked both pages! Worth!

Lynn May 15, 2014 at 12:52 PM

I am unWORTHy…

Valerie May 15, 2014 at 12:55 PM


Judith I May 15, 2014 at 1:02 PM

1. Done
2. Done
3. Oh so WORTH it!!!!
I sure hope I win. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Tammie D May 15, 2014 at 1:07 PM

I liked both, the title is Worth, it was a great read!

mimi May 15, 2014 at 1:08 PM


Cari May 15, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Already liked! Her novella is Worth ;)

Jana Aston May 15, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Eeeeekkk!!! It’s my goal to get this book & get everyone to sign it.

Alicia May 15, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Liked! Novella is Worth. I wonder why Amazon pulled it???? I GOTS TO KNOW!

Jana Aston May 15, 2014 at 1:14 PM

& obviously I already read Worth. Only Shay can make Roman warriors a hot read.

Laura May 15, 2014 at 1:15 PM

My current read – Worth!
Liked both pages. :)

Meghen Barker May 15, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Liked! Worth!

Keelie May 15, 2014 at 1:24 PM

Done & Done! I met them in Louisville, fun times! Worth is Shay’s book ❤️❤️❤️

Catherine May 15, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Worth!! It was one of my favorites.

Ivey May 15, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Liked both and Shay’s novella is Worth. I loved it and cant wait for second part.

Staci Pope May 15, 2014 at 1:44 PM

WORTH is Shay Savage’s novella in BEND. Liked both pages.

Maggie Steele May 15, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Already a liker and the novella is Worth!

Maggie Steele May 15, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Already a liker and the novella is Worth!

Charlene May 15, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Already liked both :)
Novella is WORTH!!
Thanks for the chance!!

Erin K. May 15, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Liked! Worth! Thank you so much!!

Sandra Stroh May 15, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Worth….. Already liked both… Thanks for the chance!!!

Kimberly Addison May 15, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Novella is Worth
And I have already liked both pages.
Thank You!

Gloria Herrera May 15, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Worth by Shay Savage…. cannot wait to read it!

Jacqueline May 15, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Worth! *Claps hands and crosses fingers!!*

lisa markson May 15, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Liked both Worth loved it.

Ginger May 15, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Worth by Shay Savage… and I was a good girl and got the anthology on pre-order and love it and all the author’s in it… Would love this :)

Jovana May 15, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Worth by Shay Savage and already liked both pages! Thanks, Maryse! ;)

Robified Pattinson (Dani) May 15, 2014 at 4:02 PM

Read Worth and oh my goodness if you haven’t read it yet it is a must read! Another amazing story by Mrs. Savage ;)

Maria Cassera May 15, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Worth by Shay Savage!!!! Love both pages!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway <3

Diana Doan May 15, 2014 at 4:09 PM

OMG, OMG….thank you for the chance!!

Already liked/love both pages.
WORTH by Shay Savage!

Ruthie May 15, 2014 at 4:11 PM

“I longed to show her the WORTH of my…” I want to read it for this book quote alone

Kristin May 15, 2014 at 4:18 PM

I am soooo WORTHy of this giveaway!!! ;) <3

Kylee May 15, 2014 at 4:26 PM

Shays book is Worth

Mandy May 15, 2014 at 4:57 PM

1. Liked
2. Liked
3. Worth by Shay Savage!

:D Thank you!

Brandi Bradford May 15, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Does anyone have the link for Bend on BN? I can’t find it so I am assuming it has already been taken down.

Nadja Jensen May 15, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Liked and liked :-)
WORTH by Shay Savage

AngieG May 15, 2014 at 5:30 PM

I already like everything! :-) The novella is Worth.

Shin D May 15, 2014 at 5:34 PM

And liked both pages!

Cari May 15, 2014 at 5:57 PM

Liked both pages and the book by Shay Savage is Worth

Carrie May 15, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Shay Savage wrote “Worth” in Bend Anthology. I so want to read this book. :)

Carrie May 15, 2014 at 6:20 PM

I have already liked your page couldn’t do it again, but I like Shay Savage page. I forgot to mention that above.

Veronica May 15, 2014 at 6:21 PM

Already liked both Worth read and loved it. My first Shay Savage and will not be my last

Sarah May 15, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Liked, liked and the novella is called Worth!

Wendy May 15, 2014 at 6:50 PM


Rose May 15, 2014 at 6:54 PM

I’ve liked both pages for awhile and the title is Worth. Can. Not. Wait. For. Bastian….but the blurb with Evan makes me nervous!

Angie May 15, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Already liking both!!! It’s Worth! :)

Feifei May 15, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Liked both a long time ago and her novella is Worth!!

Tiffanie Jones May 15, 2014 at 7:02 PM


Beth May 15, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Already liked both pages!! Happy I already got my copy of BEND!!


Jess May 15, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Worth! And it was so good!

Jennifer May 15, 2014 at 8:18 PM

Shay’s novella is “Worth.” :)

Carrie May 15, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Shay Savage wrote “worth”
hoping to win a copy of this. so want to read.

Tiffany H. (a_tiffyfit) May 15, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Worth! Liked both, thank you! And I’m dying for a paperback copy of this! :)

Lisa Miller May 15, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Liked both pages, and the title ofShay’s book is Worth, and the photos are nice to look at.

Melissa May 15, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Done & Done & Worth

Darla Spratt May 15, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Worth ♡♡♡♡

Valerie Spearman May 15, 2014 at 9:19 PM

‘Bend’ was ‘WORTH’ the effort!

Julie May 15, 2014 at 9:41 PM


KylieB May 15, 2014 at 9:51 PM

Liked both and the book is WORTH!
Those pictures are…. Wow!

Erin M May 15, 2014 at 10:01 PM

I am so glad I bought my copy of Bend when I did. Love reading all these different stories. Reading and enjoying These Men right now…it’s a shame they got pulled as a whole. It was a fabulous bargain. And that sexy man on the cover….Bonus! Love the tats. Worth is next up!!

Pamela May 15, 2014 at 10:03 PM


jennifer May 15, 2014 at 10:04 PM


QuenKne May 15, 2014 at 11:03 PM

I hope I made it in time to get in on the giveaway!!

Liked both FB pages and Worth is the title of Shay’s story in BEND.

Jxxx PinkLady May 16, 2014 at 12:41 AM


Merelyn May 16, 2014 at 1:10 AM

Worth :) Thank you so much! <3

Kat P May 16, 2014 at 4:06 AM

Worth! Great giveaway thanks for the chance.

Sarah May 16, 2014 at 4:28 AM

Already liked both. Finished Worth last night – it was awesome!

Sabina van Nijnatten Bestulic May 16, 2014 at 6:42 AM

Done! Worth!

Dacia B May 16, 2014 at 7:58 AM

Done & Done! Worth! Really enjoyed bend, but those photo shoot pictures were even better! ;)

Heidi May 16, 2014 at 8:20 AM


Shay’s novella – Worth!

Betul E. May 16, 2014 at 9:02 AM


thanks for the giveaway!!

Kristie May 16, 2014 at 9:25 AM

Wow, great photo’s! Jealous I won’t be at Book Bash! The title is Worth, & I already liked both pages…… Thanks the chance to win.

Krista May 16, 2014 at 6:05 PM

and liked both :)

Mary May 16, 2014 at 6:11 PM

Liked both pages (how have I been so remiss??), and her title in the Bend anthology is Worth ;-)

Erika May 16, 2014 at 9:58 PM

It is Worth! I like both pages already! Thank you for the chance to win! Would love this!

Debra D May 16, 2014 at 10:20 PM

Worth! And I am so glad I bought this fast!!!!

tiffanie May 19, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Worth!!! Loved this book

Antonella June 12, 2014 at 11:20 PM

I just finished reading all the stories and i don’t get it – which one had content violations? I’ve read far worse in some of the dark reads purchased on amazon. Hmmmm. Guess we’ll never know.

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