Friday, October 31, 2014

Because I'm a Geek...

I couldn't help myself....

Today is the last day you can sign up to send your name to Mars. (See article here) I couldn't bypass the boarding pass. ^_^

Also, a quick note about tomorrow. Jack Byrne is a guest on the blog tomorrow and he'll be doing an ebook giveaway to 2 random commenters so don't forget to drop by!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Post GRL Frenzy

I think I was one of the fortunate few who didn't catch the con-bug although my whole body ached by the time that I made it home. I'm really, really glad that I've been going to the gym on a regular basis. I didn't totally die with all the lifting and the walking and the stairs.

What were the highlights of my week??

I had two wonderful roommates, Piper Vaughn and Sue.

RJ's Hubby is a complete gentleman and so very kind. I was carrying boxes from my car to the Supporting Author Signing on Thursday morning. It was a descent haul to the convention center and I was at that point where I was shaking the mental pom-poms at myself. "Just a little further. I'll use the elevator instead of the stairs. OMG. My arms are killing me. Just a little further to go." RJ's Hubby offered his help. I didn't find out who he was until afterwards. Then I turned all spastic with, "Oh! I know who you are!!"

Lissa Kasey let me hang with her which was so nice and calm. All the voices and the noise and there were times I was ready to hide in my room. Lissa and I sat off to the side and had normal conversation about coffee and tea and it was just what I needed.

For a host of various reasons Sara York, Wade Kelly, Ethan Stone, Crissy Morris, Toni Griffin, Angel Martinez, Silvia Violet and her husband Brent, Hank Edwards, Jayden Brooks, Jason Mitchell and his husband David, Freddy MacKay, Matt Watson, and Kindle Alexander were bright points in this year's GRL experience.

I tried not to be stalker-ish of RJ Scott but there was the moment when I was grabbing a cup of coffee and she her tea and I practically pounced. The opening line was something like, "Oh! You're alone now!" In my defense, Every time I saw her she was so busy and there were always people around. (I know, duh, it's a con.) I only wanted thirty seconds to say hello.

Then there was the moment when I saw TA Chase at registration and I asked her for a hug. I totally cried. See, I cut my M/M Romance teeth on TA Chase, JL Langley, Lynn Lorenz, Jordan Castillo Price, Abigail Roux, and Madeleine Urban because those were the authors my public library carried. With those points of references, I was able to search Amazon enabling my book addiction to explode.

Since then, TA Chase has been a favorite author of mine. Sometime at the beginning of this year or the end of last year she sent me a tweet about Alpha Trine. I was seriously Over. The. Moon. So when I saw her, I had to say thank you. Hence the tears.

I'm never not a reader and so of course I had a book budget when I arrived and I definitely went over my budget before I left. I want everything but I just can't afford to go that crazy. If only.

Coming home, edits for Keeping Faith waited for me... and news about my dad.

Dad has been diagnosed with small cell lung cancer. He has tumors in his brain, in his neck, and on his hip bones. After he completes 10 days of radiation, he'll start chemo. I think he's more worried about losing his beard than he is his hair.

There isn't a lot I will say about this at the moment. I'm still struggling to figure out how to handle/deal with it. I have moments and then others I'm fine. I'm sure later on I'll have a ton to say.

Dad and T.

Any positive thoughts y'all can send his way, I know he would appreciate it. <3

As for other pictures from GRL, I suck. I don't remember until after something is over. But I do have a few.
Piper under the skylight. ^_^

Wade Kelly and her beautiful smile.

Sue looks like she has a tiara. 

Gorgoeus Crissy Morris

Jayden Brooks trying to hide her dimples.

My only crowd picture as we were waiting in line for sausage. *cackle*

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Take To The Sky Book Release Blitz

Hello Everyone!

 I’m so excited to share with you Take To The Sky by Gregory Jonathan Scott.   Today is the Official Release Day and we want everyone to share in the Excitement.

Kellan Cover Front JPG PUB (1) The Book Description

An angelic romance that’s Powerful, Suspenseful, Sexy, Uniquely Erotic, and Romantic. In a secret Michigan Laboratory, an experiment developed a superior creation that was anticipated but not expected. He was the ultimate conception, a core life-being merged with avian. He was born with a gift, a rare one; the ability to fly. His wings instinctively brought out the urge in him to fly, and Kellan's need to be free became his obsession. When the dark, swirling clouds loomed one night, Kellan abandoned the place he had called home, taking to the sky in search of his freedom and to seal his heart that seemed incomplete. Because Kellan's secret was too great for anyone outside the institute to know about, TC unleashed genetically altered Maniacs to bring him back. Through independence, his amazing reality brought riveting adventures to a man he found and couldn't seem to live without. They get tangled with hair-raising suspense that adds heart-pounding tension to every attempt they make at living their unique affair. They faced uncertainty so hectic that staying together was the least of their challenges, and it caused many of their bouts with passion to spiral in and out of chaos. Along their frenzied path to survive, hidden secrets surface about Kellan, prompting each move they make in order to truly set him free. Could Kellan's one true love and passion to fly be the death of him? It's a magnificently inventive adventure of menace, romance, and extreme erotic pleasures.


The Buy Links

Amazon | Amazon-Paperback | Amazon UK | Amazon UK-Paperback | B&N-Nook | B&N-Paperback


An Excerpt

Kellan breathed on Neil’s chest, his breath warm until he licked at his left nub, and then slid his lips across his chest to the other. His tongue was hot on the sensitive points, producing a rushed pulse that made his erection throb.

Neil trailed his hands up Kellan’s body, from his hips to his shoulders and up his neck until he found the cleft where his skull meets his ear. He wrapped his hands around Kellan’s head, holding him in place with needy whimpers. His touch made Kellan’s wings expand; they fluttered and fanned the place, bringing cooler air to a very heated moment.

Kellan shifted his body between Neil’s legs, balancing on his elbows to hold most of his weight. Kisses traveled over Neil’s chest and ribs, traced the trail of hair running down his stomach, and then moved across his abdomen, from one hip to the other. Wing cooled air followed the heat of his wet mouth.

Neil groaned, heated and passionate as the covers slid away.

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Gregory Jonathan Scott

Gregory Jonathan Scott was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan where he met and shared a life with Scott that began just out of high school. Meeting by chance in Grand Rapids before relocating to South Florida where they live now with their lovable Shetland sheepdog and a sweet stray cat that showed up one day and decided to make their house a home.

Our Baby Boy
Dylan from the story

As a child, Gregory was always told he had a creative imagination and the artistic ability to turn a blank canvas into a beautiful work of art. Shortly after high school graduation, and together with his true love Scott, discovered the thrill of pottery and ceramic art. Here is where they opened a business for ceramists that quickly exploded before their eyes as the number one location for any hobbyist, storefront and scholastic industry looking for supplies related to ceramics and pottery. During this time, Gregory was approached by art magazines to write short articles and educational columns pertaining to the ceramic artistry. Captivating readers by his writing style grew fast, which ignited his desire to express himself further. From there, it began. Finding a love for writing, alongside his artistic hand, gave him inspiration to design and write this M/M romance Novel.

Gregory and Scott are still together and are currently enjoying home life in South Florida.

Website/Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Google+

On November-25-2014 we will be hosting Gregory during the Take To The Sky Book Blog Tour

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Cover Reveal: Keeping Faith

The day before I left for GRL Chicago I received the cover for Keeping Faith (Unshakable, 2). I didn't announce it right away and have it overshadowed by the blog I wrote about going to GRL. Here's the new pretty!!

Cover Artist: Vanessa Hawthorne
Tentative Release Date: 11/28/2014
HEAT LEVEL- 3 Flames
Genre: Action/Adventure | ADVISORY- Contains moderate violence/gore | Category Length Novel |
 Comedy/Humor | Contemporary | Family Drama | Happy Ending | Holiday-Winter | Male/Male |  Menage  | Mystery/Suspense  | Part of Series | Romance (HEA or HFN ending)

Pre-order Now Available: Fireborn Publishing, LLC.


Trent, Brock, and AJ are excited to spend Christmas together in their new home but secrets and dark dealings by Trent's estranged father interrupt their plans. Brock is kidnapped and Trent and AJ scramble to find a way to get Brock back before it is too late.

Several months after Trent Harte was drafted into the NFL, he, AJ Barnes, and Brock Everette are settling into their new home in Miami. Christmas is approaching and they are excited to share another holiday season with each other. Unbeknownst to them, William Harte, Trent's estranged father double-crossed a deadly adversary and then disappeared. To draw William out of hiding, Trent becomes a target. In a horrible twist of fate, the kidnappers grab Brock instead leaving AJ and Trent scrambling to find a way get Brock back. Detectives believe Trent is responsible, and with each passing hour the likelihood of Brock returning home alive dwindles.

Brock traded his safety to ensure his lovers were out of harm's way. He would do it again even knowing he'd end up captured and restrained in a part of town that no one in their right mind would willingly go. The kidnappers are terrifying, but Brock is a fighter, holding onto hope with both hands. He must decide to either wait to be rescued or find a way to escape. Stuck between the wills of a ruthless assassin and an insane mob thug, something needs to happen soon or he'll never see Trent and AJ again.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Count Down To GRL - Where I Will Be

This is my last blog before I head off to Chicago. I'm leaving tomorrow and I'm trying to stave off the con jitters. Going as a reader was much simpler. All I needed was something descent to wear and extra cash to feed my book addiction. If I needed to disappear into my room for a couple of hours because I became a tad overwhelmed, I could without feeling guilty.

Now I have lists and more list because I'm afraid that I'll forget something vital. I bought and then promptly lost my black sharpie. And I'm attempting to plan for all contingencies. Headaches, migraines, coughs, and colds. Do I want to wear makeup? Do I want to wear jewelry? I get stuff out and then put it right back hours later.

Where will I find good coffee?  That's a serious question because coffee is very, very important.

You would think that I've never traveled before. ^_^

This isn't my first con as an author. I went to RainbowCon in April. It was a small con and there were a couple of people who I knew and I met several more for the first time. I sat on panels and attended others, and when I just needed everything to pause for a little while I went to visit the ladies at the LT3 table and simply chilled.

Keep reminding myself that I did fine then I will do fine this coming week. I'm just over thinking everything. Once I get there and and start the activities, I'll be fine.


You know what I did? Have mercy I wanted to crawl under a rock and disappear.

So I was putting together my spreadsheet for Ethan Day with a list of books that I would bring to GRL to sell. When I inserted the sell price something niggled at me that I did something wrong somewhere. And the answer was, yes, I did.

Back in August when I put together the pre-order sheet I listed the wrong pre-sale amount for the books.

Color me twelve shades of  M.O.R.T.I.F.I.E.D.

I sent out the refund because, yes, there was only one buyer. But that didn't keep me from feeling like a complete and utter idiot.

So if anyone is wondering here are the sale prices for GRL (that have been quadruple checked just to make sure I didn't slip back into idiocy again).

$5 - Alpha Trine
$10 - Striker
$5 - Twin Flames

Here is a list of what I'll be doing and where I'll be if your at GRL and want to look me up. ^_^
I volunteered for a few things as well.

Tuesday, Oct. 14th
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Stamping in the Atrium (Volunteered)

Wednesday, Oct. 15th
8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Stamping in the Atrium (Volunteered)

Thursday, Oct. 16th
Supporting Author Booksigning (this is me signing books)
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Cyprus I & II

Friday, October 17th
Author Lounge Event
12:30 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.
Trillium III

2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fun Fair Volunteer (Volunteered)

Saturday, Oct. 18th
Feature Author Booksigning - (this is me feeding my book addiction by having others sign books for me.)
2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

11:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Clean-up TB Time Travel Party (Volunteered)

That's it! I will be around so please don't be shy. Say, Hi. I'm good at giving and receiving hugs if you want/need one. See you there!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Guest Post: After The End by Sara York; Interview, Excerpt, Giveaway

Hey guys! Sara York has stopped by today on her blog tour for her new release, After The End. I'm so excited to have her here and she's graciously answered a few burning questions for me. Pull up a seat and don't forget to enter the giveaway!!

Of all of your books that I have read, I don't recall you ever writing in a dystopia world. What inspired you? 

I love disaster movies. I think my love of disaster flicks has twisted through all of my writing in some way or another. Even when I write romance, I try to slip in some danger. It’s that surprise and lack of control the characters experience in a disaster movie that I love.

Most dystopias that I've seen tend to jump the restructuring of society, starting further into the timeline where the world is more stable. From what I can tell, After The End begins right after the society collapses. What were the challenges writing in such world? 

I wanted to focus on the guys in the story and their lives. In writing, I had to think about what could go wrong. What if everyone was dead? How many of the services we depend on would disappear. Once I started writing it was shocking how many things would change if everyone was gone.

What type of research goes into building a dystopia world? 

I’ve always loved dystopia stories so I’ve been studying dystopian societies for a long while. I loved the scene and setting from I Am Legend, though I didn’t like the plot of the film. They did a great job figuring out what would happen if everyone died. It’s that type of research that goes into building a world that is After The End. When there aren’t people to run power plants, deliver groceries, make clothes, then everything will be different. Add to it the fact that the dead are infectious in After The End and none of the stores are accessible. William and Dean have to learn to survive in the wilderness, getting their food and water from the land.

As a reader, I love reading dystopias for the struggle, how desperate times changes a character for good or bad. How difficult was it to balance the romance and the fight for survival? 

Since both characters are young, the fight to survive isn’t as desperate for them because they believe they are invincible. That lack of fear gives them the courage to move forward and focus on their relationships, not the situation.

In reality, people may survive a virus outbreak but the likelihood they will endure for a long period after the upheaval is very small because people don't have the necessary survival skills. What makes William and Dean better able to meet such circumstances and have a better chance than others? 

These guys have a lot of luck on their side. Also, they don’t know that they should give up. The younger the person, the more likely they can adapt and since William and Dean are eighteen, they adjust very well to the situation and learn what they need to survive.

I've sorta overdid the dystopia questions. Is there something else you would like to add about After The End? 

This story is more than just another disaster book, it’s romance, coming of ages, and taking responsibility for their lives. William and Dean have a lot against them before the end, after, they must come together to survive. I want readers to see how beautiful their relationship can be when they give into their attraction and become more than just friends with benefits.

Thank you for stopping by, Sara!!


After The End Book Info:

Publisher: Sara York (September 29, 2014)
Pages: 182 pages
Genre: MM, Romance

After The End Blurb:

With international flights crisscrossing the skies on an hourly basis, are we ever really safe?

When a strain of the Ebola virus mutates; it spreads quickly leaving the medical community shattered. People are dropping in the streets and life, as most know it, comes to an end. Two city dweller survivors, Dean and William, are forced to flee the city and live in the wilderness—where dangers lurk behind every tree and in every valley. Not everyone alive after the end is good, and William and Dean are faced with challenges that would bring many to their knees.

Growing up in the hood of Atlanta, Dean knows how to overcome trials, but he knows nothing of love. Can he sustain a relationship with William, or will his doubts end them before they even have a chance?

From birth William has had a silver spoon in his mouth and two in each hand, but the end brings him face to face with reality where he has to take responsibility for his life. After the end, money has no meaning, and life is lived on the edge.

Join William and Dean after the end and find out how close to the edge they come.

After The End Buy LinksAmazon | Amazon UK


After The End Excerpt:

Dean searched through the cabinets, looking for gloves and a mask, but he found nothing. He’d have to go out without any real protection and take his chances. That scared him. What if someone touched him that was sick?

The windows were covered with thick curtains that were older than dirt. When he pushed them aside, dust rained down on him. He sneezed and blew bits of dust particles off his hands before rubbing a spot clean on the window, allowing him to peer out. The streets were empty. Not that many people would be out in this weather, but he was expecting to see some people out milling around.

If he raced out of his house right now, he might avoid the rush to the store.

Or had that already happened? He let the curtains close as he thought about his options. It would be better to leave now and head out. It sounded like the longer he waited the more people would be infected.

Dean went to his room and grabbed a pair of knit gloves and a scarf he’d been given last school year when the staff realized he didn’t have winter clothes. It wasn’t the same as a mask and plastic gloves, but it would have to do. He pulled on his hoodie and made his way to the front door, pausing to take a deep breath. There was no way to prepare for going out into the world when a plague was ravaging the people, but his options were limited.

He pulled open the door when a dark gray SUV pulled up in front of his house. It looked expensive. He froze, unsure if he should go back inside or stand his ground. The driver’s door popped open and William stepped out, coming around the front of the car.

“Oh God, you scared me. What are you doing here?” Dean called out.

“Have you come in contact with anyone else?” William asked.

Dean shook his head. “Just at your party, that’s it. What about you?”

“No,” William shouted.

“What if someone at your party was sick?”

William shrugged and took a step closer. “We won’t touch.”

He glanced around, staring up at the gray sky. “Why are you here?”

“You should come with me. This is going to get crazy real quick. My parents—”

William let out a sob before he straightened, his lips curved down in a frown.

“They’re gone. It’s going to be bad. Please, come with me.”

He shook his head. “I don’t know.”

“Please. We have a fence surrounding the property. It will be safer. We can protect each other.”

Dean looked around. His parents hadn’t come home and they were probably dead. If they ended up being okay, they’d do something stupid to get him sick. He didn’t want to die.

He nodded quickly. “I need to grab some stuff. Stay with the car and keep the doors locked. I’m just going ro get a few clothes and some money.”

“I have lots of clothes,” William said, his voice higher than normal.

“You’re a little shorter than I am and you weigh more.”

“Fine, but move quickly, we don’t have much time.”

“Got it.”

Dean raced back inside his house and grabbed his school backpack, emptying the contents on this bed. If they survived and life returned to normal, he’d come back and get his books. He shoved the money William had given him to the bottom of the bag then grabbed some shirts out of his closet, shoving them in, not worrying about wrinkles. Next, he took a few pants off the hangers and pitched them in the bag. After grabbing his clothes, he went to the bathroom and packed his toothbrush, deodorant, and comb into the bag, looking around for anything else he needed.

There were so many things he could take, but he didn’t need any of them.

The horn honked outside and he heard William yelling. There wasn’t anything here for him. He ran to the front door and pulled it open, seeing two guys banging on the driver’s side window. Dean ran back into the house to his mom’s room and opened the nightstand beside her bed, searching for the handgun he knew she kept there. The horn honked more and he heard tires squeal. He hoped he wasn’t too late.

Dean grabbed the gun and ran out the door to watch William race down the street before swinging a wide U turn, running over the weed packed lawns in the process. The car faced him and slowed to a stop. The two guys who’d tried to break into the car were running toward William. Dean lifted the pistol and fired. The guys froze and looked over their shoulder. He’d never aimed a gun at anyone, and he wasn’t a good shot at a target. He didn’t think he could actually shoot at these people if they rushed him, but they didn’t know that. William revved the engine on his car and the guys turned back to him.

“Leave us alone,” Dean called out just before William stepped on the accelerator, the tires squealing. The two guys dove out of the way as William swerved close, barely missing them before driving up onto the grass in front of Dean’s house.

Dean raced around the front of the car, dropping the gun on the ground as he ran. He almost went back for it but the guys were running at them. Dean heard the locks click just before he reached the door to open it. Dean slammed the car door and hit the lock button. William took off, the SUV bouncing as they dropped off the curb.

“Fuck, that was scary,” William said.

“Are you okay?”


Author Bio:

Author Bio Writing is Sara York's life. The stories fight to get out, often leaving her working on four or five books at once. She can't help but write. Along with her writing addiction she has a coffee addiction. Some nights, the only reason she stops writing and goes to sleep is for the fresh brewed coffee in the morning.

Sara enjoys writing twisted tales of passion, anger, and love with a good healthy dose of lust thrown in for fun.

Author Contact Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter


After The End Giveaway:

Rafflecopter runs from September 29th through October 28th ending at Midnight EST.

Grand Prize: $150 Gift card to Amazon, iBooks, B&N or ARe (Winners Choice) and a print copy of After The End
2nd Prize: Print copy of After The End
3rd Prize: ebook of a Sara York backlist book.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Blog Tour For a Reason by Jessie G. Blog Tour, NSFW Excerpt, Giveaways

Please welcome Jessie G. to the blog today. She is sharing a NSFW excerpt with us from her new release, For A Reason. Don't forget to read all the way to the bottom. There will be two giveaways. One is the raffelcopter that will extent through the blog tour. The other giveaway is for today's (October 7th) commenters. She is graciously giving away a single eBook bundle (.mobi) of For A Reason and Past Hurts. So take a moment and leave a comment for Jessie.

For A Reason Book Info:
Publisher: Jessie G Books (October 1, 2014)
Pages: 304 pages
Genre: MM, Erotica, Romance

For A Reason Blurb:

Former Marine and full time big brother, Bull Connor, spends his days helping those in need of a second chance and his nights fighting the inner demons that won’t let go. During a routine

tow he comes face to face with the only person who refuses to need him and the one man he wishes would.

As a throw away, Ian Jones is used to being alternately overlooked or ridiculed but hasn’t given up on the idea that with just one chance he could turn it all around. Rescued by the one man who neither overlooks nor ridicules him, he longs to be more than a man in need, but can he be the man Bull loves?

Ian isn’t pining for the family he’s never known but when they descend, unwanted and uninvited, Bull must prove that he’s the man who will protect Ian’s long neglected heart by sharing the demons that torment his wounded soul.

For A Reason Buy Links: Amazon | Amazon UK


Ian hung his head, his breathing erratic as Bull softly stroked his back and legs, just letting his fingertips graze the sensitive flesh. “A good lover knows every inch of his partner’s body inside and out. He should take the time to arouse them slowly, to find every trigger point and ensure that the experience only brings pleasure.”

Parting those cheeks, he didn’t do anything more than look for a full minute, waiting to feel Ian
squirm uncomfortably. “A real man would start with a kiss.” He leaned in and circled the exposed hole with his tongue, lapping and probing until Ian’s long legs trembled. “Arousing and soothing the flesh of his lover, hoping they will be receptive to their partner’s touch.”

After slicking his fingers with lube, Bull circled the tight bundle of nerves and nudged one finger inside as he felt Ian yield to his penetration. Sinking deeper, it was all he could do not to groan when Ian did. “Touch is tremendously important between lovers, it creates a connection that speaks of want without words. My want speaking to yours.”

Gently he eased another finger in, encouraged by the strangled whimpers filling the room. Slowly, he pulled out almost all the way before sliding home again until Ian couldn’t contain his cries of pleasure. “Being attuned to the sounds his lover makes, the partner learns what brings the most pleasure and takes that knowledge to heart. His lover’s pleasure becomes more important than his own and he lives to hear every whimper, every moan, and every harsh breath until it’s a symphony in his head. He wants to hear it every night, encourage it with every kiss and caress until it is an addiction that must be fed.”

As he continued to finger fuck Ian, deliberately stroking the sensitive gland with every pass, he was pleased to see a drop of precum bead on the head of Ian’s cock. “The sounds you make are music to my ears. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of hearing them.”

Author Bio:

Before I am a writer, I am a voracious reader who panics when there are less than fifty books on her wish list. That wasn’t always the case and shamefully I must admit there was a time early in life that I hated to read. After throwing every possible age appropriate book my way a relative snuck me my first romance and I have been hooked ever since.

My love of reading morphed into a desire to write and I still have old notebooks and floppy disks full of ideas and partially written plots. While earning my computer degree, and starting on my career and family, I didn’t write a single word. It wasn’t until I was buying school supplies for my oldest son that the itch came back. Oddly, I can sniff out the stationary aisle in any store and have been known to skip an item on the grocery list in favor of a shiny new notebook.

With the advent of social media I filled up my feeds with my favorite authors hoping to glean some words of wisdom as I pounded out half formed ideas with alarming regularity. Two repetitive themes emerged: To be a great writer you must read a lot and your butt must be in the chair every day like it’s a job. Even if you write dribble, you’re writing. The more you write, the easier it will be to write and the better you will get at writing.

Every day I took the time to write dribble, every day I told myself I was a writer, and on January 28, 2014 I woke up in the middle of the night with Past Hurts pounding in my head. Within two months, I also had the foundation for Books 2 and 3 and the Sizzling Miami Series was born.

When I’m not reading or writing, I own a successful web design business. My husband and I live in Central Florida and we’re enjoying life as parents of adults. Whenever possible we hit the road on the motorcycle and dare anyone to find us.

Author Contact Links:


Monday, October 6, 2014

Alpha Trine News!

This is a day late going up on the blog. I had the winner's announcement for the Twin Flames blog tour yesterday and didn't want to overshadow the winners with other news I had received.

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter or even Google+ you might have already seen the announcements of the finalists for the 2014 Rainbow Awards. Alpha Trine (The Valespian Pact, 1) is one of the finalist.

There were 525 submissions and $11,500 dollars raised for various charities. Of the submissions, 284 titles are being read by 172 judges right now to meet the December 8, 2014 deadline.

There are so many great books being evaluated and I'm humbled to be numbered among such talent. I'm felling a little out of my league but it's all good. Alpha Trine made the finals and that... I'm not really sure what to say. I struggle enough with how to respond to compliments that finding the proper words to express my gratitude eludes me sometimes. I simply wanted to write stories and share them. That's all. All of this *waves hand around dramatically* Is so overwhelming.

The category Alpha Trine is in:

Bisexual General Fiction
Alpha Trine by Lexi Ander
Best Bi Short Stories by Sheela Lambert
Cythera by Jo Graham
The River Within by Baxter Clare Trautman
The Stars Change by Mary Anne Mohanraj

Something else to note, Alpha Trine's cover made it to the 3rd round of the cover contest. Aisha Akeju is the cover artist and she is amazing. She also put together Striker's cover, which I adore. The other covers by Aisha that made the cover finals are:

176 - Falling for Forever (Aisha Akeju)
336 - Ink & Flowers (Aisha Akeju)
342 - Ice (Aisha Akeju)

Other fantastic artists from Less Than Three Press who also made the 3rd round are:

63 - Goblins (Ria Chantler)
19 - The Engineered Throne (Megan Derr)
17 - The Memory of Blood & Lotuses (London Burden)
337 - The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate (Julie Wright)

Make sure you vote for at least 3 of your favorites before October 18th!
Go vote here--->

And finally, in case you missed the brief blog post, Alpha Trine made the 2014 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention list. Click Here to view full article.

"Honestly this is one of the best books I've read this year. It is a rich, full world with rich, full characters. I couldn't have asked for a better sci-fi book. Sci-fi is one of the hardest (in my opinion) genres to write in, and it's rare (for me) that a story captures my interest so thoroughly."

Thank you for stopping by and reading!!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Twin Flames Blog Tour Winners

I would like to thank everybody who participated in the Twin Flames blog tour. I loved reading the comments. I hope everyone enjoyed the the topics. Now I have to figure out the tipocs for Songs of the Earth blog tour in January. ^_^

You guys rock!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Final Day of Twin Flames' Blog Tour

I'm a slacker. 

I forgot to post yesterday that I was over at Piper Vaughn's talking about Taming Tristan. (Click Here to view.)

Today I'm over at Dean's Book Reviews, Rants, and Raves. (Click Here to view.)  The final day for Twin Flames blog tour. It's the fun day talking about the music muse of writing. Stop by when you have a moment. Today is the last day to enter the giveaway!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Almost Finished With Twin Flames Blog Tour: Day 5 of 7!


Yay! Over half way there. Today is day 5 of 7 of Twin Flames blog tour. I'm over at World of Diversity Fiction talking about Lies, Poison, and Depression.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Day Four of Seven Twin Flames Blog Tour

Hey, guys! I'm over at MM Good Book Reviews today. If you have a moment, stop by and identify today's Twin Flames' Fact for the giveaway! There's also a wonderful review there as well. <3

Click Here to go to MM Good Book Reviews.

If you haven't seen it yet, Angel Martinez read from an excerpt of Striker for Story Time with Angel. *grins wide* It was awesome to watch. It's a little over ten minutes long but it seemed shorter. If you have a moment, check it out!

Click Here to go to Story Time with Angel.