Monday, March 4, 2013

Meet Azura Ice a.k.a. F.L. Bicknell

Please welcome F.L. Bicknell / Azura Ice to Meet the Author Monday. This complex and interesting author will take you out of this world. Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win this adorable bag and bracelet. 

Mad for a Series

Written by Azura Ice a.k.a. F.L.Bicknell

“That one was so low he could have shot my sapin off!”

What’s a sapin? It’s the Azutuan word for penis, and the above dialog is one of many things the character Volund spouts off from time to time. He and Miln, who’s the mc of Sacrifices BK2, are full of quips, humorous views, and frustrated retorts. In the scene where this sentence is taken from, Venus from BK1 is trying to teach Miln and his partner, Oshki, how to shoot revolvers from the mid 1800s. When I wrote the opening scene to Sacrifices, it gave me a case of the giggles.

As readers progress through a series, one thing becomes evident: he or she will ultimately fall in love with one or two of the characters. For me, it’s Volund and Miln, but most of all Miln. He’s pure alpha male, but does he ever catch a lot of hell. I think this is why he cracks off unexpected retorts and comments. With the amount of responsibility he shoulders, he has to have a way to relieve stress. And in his next story, he finds himself in the ancient world battling hostile Amazon women and one in particular who… Whoops! Gotta save that info for the book. {winks}

But seriously, in both books, there’s great humor. Venus is always correcting her two men, as well as Miln and Oshki, on their English, and Oshki resents the fact the threesome seem to always be making love—the racket often keeps him awake. The humor in these books ranges from falling out of a tree stand to bitching about the “noise” to the difference between female and woman, which irks Venus to no end.

When I discover a wonderful series, I can’t wait until the next book comes out because I always grow attached to the underdog or the one who provides comedic relief. I guess that’s why I enjoy writing series; I get just as attached some of my own characters. These special people make us all mad for a series. What will he or she do next? How will she escape the villain? Will the hero get to her in time?

In Sacrifices, Miln is faced with a really big question: is it lust or love that he and Oshki share? The dilemma tears him up, and as a result, he’s forced to do much soul-searching. I really enjoyed developing Miln’s character, and I hope you’ll read Sacrifices and fall in love with him, too.

Sky Streamers – Book Two


Miln and Oshki travel to the year 1847 where they track down Randle Nyerscot, a potential killer, but their journey into the past isn’t the lovers’ getaway they hoped it would be. Miln soon realizes there’s trouble in their historical paradise. It’s his duty to protect others, but his new, much-younger mate insists their love should always come first, setting them at odds with one another.

With the help of a local, Miln discovers an orphanage held hostage and a killer injecting victims with the Bone Eater virus. Forced to make drastic decisions, he must fight for everyone’s lives to save future Earth.Can he make amends with Oshki? Or will Miln be forced to choose duty over love once more?

Genre: Paranormal, adventure, erotic, sci-fi, GLBT/gay, futuristic, western romance, historical, time travel
Heat level: 5
Word count – 28k
Cover art by Fantasia Frog Designs

Brief Excerpt:

“Please, fierce one. Let us be together tonight.”
Desire surged through him. Oh how he wanted Oshki, wanted to hear his partner’s lusty shouts filling their chamber, but…he couldn’t. He didn’t dare. Tapio was crafty, and it wouldn’t surprise him to discover surveillance kerks attached to their possessions or even craftily woven in their clothes. It was just too soon.
“Well?” He smoothed his other hand down Miln’s bare arm.
“I do not want you angry with me, nor do I want to hurt you.” Worry prickled his conscience. He stepped back and stalked across the chamber to a long, padded bench with a back on it. He stared at the opposite wall, its surface a dreadful gray. He much preferred the vivid colors of Azutu. “It is too soon. If we are together physically, we run the chance of being caught.”
Oshki’s deep, rolling chuckle wrapped around him, inspiring more desire to course through his veins. If only his lover truly knew how much he needed him.
“By the Twelve Galaxies, how would Tapio even know? We are millions of telens away from the Ruling Body of Planets.”
“Through kerks, that is how.” That one simple sentence nearly choked him.
“You are serious?” Shock laced Oshki’s voice. “You actually believe Tapio would have had someone attach kerks to our belongings? Are we that much of a concern to him that he would track us all the way to Earth?”
Keeping his back to him, Miln shrugged. He couldn’t bear to turn around and see the stunned look he knew was on his mate’s face. “He is a controller and he hates us.”
“But we would need a kerkviaa to detect them, if there are any at all.”
“I know,” Miln replied.
“Are you not making assumptions?”
He shook his head. “Tapio suspected all along that we were in love. Have you forgotten security nearly caught us the first time we consummated our union? What makes you think he would not keep track of us here, too?”
“I do not believe it!”
The sudden, agonized shout startled him. He flinched and then slowly faced his mate whose eyes blazed bright silver.
Oshki breathed heavily through his nose, his mouth a firm, grim line. “You are afraid!” Both fists clenched as his sides, he yelled, “You allow your fear to rule your life—our lives! Why must you always push me away?”
The worst was happening right in front of him and he was at a loss how to avoid the disaster.

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Book One of the Sky Streamers Series


Three hundred years in the future, Earth is dying. Venus Dalshvire, the daughter of murdered scientists, is one of the last survivors. Barricaded in a bank building with only her dog for company, Venus raises a rooftop garden and scavenges during the heat of the day to avoid the Bone Eaters. She’s independent, strong…and utterly alone.

Light-years away, the Ruling Body of Planets decides to send extraterrestrials to Earth. Their mission: to re-populate the planet, as well as utilize hidden vaults of DNA, seeds, and spores. Through time travel, these aliens will retrieve people from the past and re-introduce them as settlers into the ravaged world.

Equipped with Earth’s entire history and plenty of tools to help them survive, Volund and Jaxxon arrive in a small, desolate town near Lake Erie. Upon finding a curvaceous female, each man knows Venus is a lovely and intelligent mate. The dilemma, however, is that they both want her. Will their passion tear them apart, or can they find a way to share and love as a threesome?

Genre: Sci-Fi romance, time travel, steampunk, cyberpunk, ménage a trois
Heat level: 4
Cover art by Dara England

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Decadent Publishing

Author Bio:
F.L. Bicknell's work has appeared in a wide range of genres and publications such as: Would That It Were, Touch, GC, and Ohio Writer Magazine as well as publications in Canada and Turkey. Under her now-retired pseudonym, Molly Diamond, she was a regular contributor to Gent and Ruthie's Club and has had fiction published in Hustler's Busty Beauties, Penthouse Variations, and Twenty 1 Lashes. Ms. Bicknell is the author of several e-book and print titles, also writing as Azura Ice, Amber Redd, Cutter Phoenix, and Kiyara Benoiti. She has served as co-editor and managing editor for three different publishing houses. She is represented by TriadaUS Literary Agency.


  1. Good morning, Becca! Thank you so MUCH for having me on your site today. It turns out I have to run errands this morning and grocery shop this afternoon, but I will be back as soon as I can to chat with readers! :-D

  2. I'm very much the same. There's usually one character I'll fall in love with, and I want to read more about their life. :)

  3. Often it's the side characters I fall in love with, then they insist on their own story to be written next! I'm not a fan of alpha men, but if they can control themselves and not be too arrogant, watching them get tamed can be fun.

  4. Fiona, you're the winner of the giveaway. I'll be in touch soon!


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