Friday, January 27, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Today is the day my story, just one among the offerings of a host of other authors (including one of my very favorite big-time authors, Lynn Flewelling, who wrote the Nightrunner series) , goes live, at 2:30 Easterm.
Not a Whore, by Jaime Samms: Purple tinsel and roses and a kiss under the New Years ball might be romantic, but are they enough for Ansell to give up his independence to please his lover?
Check out the index of stories available from, OMG, a host of amazing authors giving it up for free!!!
ANd on the Otherwise note, my latest novel (and wow, it's been so long since I got to celebrate a new release, I almost forget the drill!!!) Better comes out at Dreamspinner Press tomorrow!!!
The Blurb: After filing charges that put his abusive ex-Dom behind bars, Jesse Turbul relocates across the country, hoping to escape his past—but, of course, it's never that easy. When Jesse meets third-year law student Aadon at the library where he works, their mutual attraction is instant and obvious.
Despite the sparks, they just can't seem to make it work. Aadon is mired in guilt over his inability to help his older brother, damaged by events far too similar to to Jesse's past. Jesse is stuck in his own desperate wish to forget the painful shadow that continues to threaten him and any hope of a happy future.
The only way to move forward is for Jesse to acknowledge he's broken and for Aadon to accept he can't make him better.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
If you ask me, the loveliest thing about this movie is that no one pretends they don't know fans will be slashing these two all over the place. And yet, to the average viewer, it's just another bromance. Well, if by bromance, you mean the the kind where everything blows up, everyone gets shot at least once, and there are giant fish hooks and man on man waltzing. If you mean that kind of bromance.
So did I like it? well of course! Witty, fun, fascinating, especially listening to hubs beside me analyzing all the genius manipulating I was too busy watching the for Meaningful Gazes to notice. Oh! And the visual of where steampuk started. Yeah. That was pretty cool, too. And totally didn't hate the actual female love interests, either. Always love a good female role where the girl kicks ass and shoots a few baddies to boot. Even the genteel wife shot off a few zingers. No shrinking violet, she.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Well, despite the fact it is a brand new year...doesn't get much newer than this, really, I do have a few things to talk about today.
INTERESTING THINGS I CAME ACROSS ON THE WEB
On Kristen Lamb's blog, and article on why tradiotional advertising won't sell your book. It made a lot of sense to me, and it might to you, too. Go read the post here.
NEWS FROM FRIENDS
Most of you have probably heard about Love Romances Cafe's yearly Best of Awards. I have a few highlights for you here:
2011 LRC's "Best of" Awards Nominee List
Best Paranormal/Fantasy Book
Andrea Speed-Pretty Monsters
Haven't read it yet, but I've heard really, really good things...
> Best Book of 2011
TJ Klune-Bear, Otter and the Kid
Rick R. Reed-Caregiver
Two more books in my TBR pile that I've heard are fantastic....
Best GBLT Book
Damon Suede-Hot Head
No secret who I'd vote for in this category ;) Hot Head remains my favorite book of the year.
Best Contemporary Book
Damon Suede-Hot Head
Johnny Miles-Learning to Samba
ZA Maxfield-The Book of Daniel
The first two I've read, and that's a tough call for me. I loved them both...and I've yet to read The Book of Daniel, but again, I hear wonderful things and I have yet to meet a Z.A. Maxfield book I didn't like...
Best Historical Romance Book
Best BDSM Book
Best Mystery/Romantic Suspense/Thriller Book
I haven't read any of the books in these categories, so I really don't have an opinion, but good luck to all the nominees!
Best Author of 2011
Just a few nominees I'll be rooting for. Besides being terrific authors, they are all wonderful people I've had the distinct pleasure of meeting face to face....
> Best GBLT Author 2011
Jambrea Jo Jones
Well...that's the whole list of nominees, and yeah. Good luck choosing just one....
Best Cover of 2011
Damon Suede-Hot Head always one of my favs, and odd, since I don't usually go for naked torso....
Best Cover Artist
Reese Dante...does beautiful work
Dawné Dominique...not afraid to capture the kink
Valerie Tibbs....wonderful to work with
Anne Cain....what can I say? Love her work, loved working with her, brief ass it was. She did a wonderful job! (I'll show y'all in a sec)
Jet Mykles....talk about multi talent!
Best e-Publisher 2011
Dreamspinner Press...professional and awesome
Riptide Publishing...new and exciting
Samhain Publishing...tried and true
Loose Id Publishing...have yet to read a Loose Id book I didn't enjoy
Total E-Bound Publishing...like family.
There is more. Much more. Go check out Dawn Roberto's blog for the full list!
And as promised, the Anne Cain cover for my upcoming release, Better, to show why she's one of my cover artist heroes. Check her DeviantArt page if you need further proof :)