Monday, December 20, 2010

The Servant, my fairy tale

My favorite Fairy Tale is Puss and Boots, so when the opportunity came up to write one...that being said, if you liked The Guardian, (third-person POV, fantasy), then this will be right up your alley. If The Guardian didn't float your boat. you might want to give it a pass. Or not. Maybe try it, see what you think. But if I had to say what it most resembles, The Guardian is what it would be. Here's the blurb:

After saving his younger brother’s child, Daemon Shar is cursed by a witch and runs far from home, a stray who will seemingly never be anything more. But destiny is hard to outrun, even for a man who is now more cat than man beneath his robes and cowl. A chance battlefield meeting between he and Ehron, a foreign lord, gives him purpose amidst the darkness of his accursed life. Soon Daemon finds that his true nature cannot be corrupted no matter the form he inhabits.

As Ehron’s consul, Daemon plots and plans to shape his new lord's future so that he may leave it blessed when he runs away yet again. But he never counted on his soul hungering for Ehron’s brother Gareth or for his past to catch him by the tail at last.

Intrigued?


Saturday, December 11, 2010

More Goodies!

This year let Dreamspinner Press make your eBook dreams come true. Each day from Dec. 26- Dec. 31, they will draw one name from the customers that purchased during the month of December to win every eBook on their wish list. How awesome is that? I'm just full of good news lately aren't I?

Friday, December 10, 2010

Trusted Bond is out!

My sequel, Trusted Bond, is out today at Dreamspinner Press! And now the nerves set in. I hope you all enjoy it, seeing how Jin and Logan are getting along, their trials and tribulations.

Also, does everybody know that you can get 15% off at
Rainbow eBooks every Tuesday? They call it "New Release Tuesday" and it happens every week. So check it out!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Contest to win an ebook copy of Trusted Bond

Chris at Stumbling Over Chaos is having a contest to win an ebook copy of Trusted Bond! I am very excited, I love Chris' blog especially the whole Misadventures in Stock Photography series in which my own Matter of Time Volume 2 has starred.

So head over there and put your name in the hat!


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My Christmas Story

So the Dreamspinner Advent Calendar went on individual sale today and my story,
Ice Around The Edges
, is one of the thirty.

Here's the blurb:

Evan Kano’s life is on an even keel until the night he’s shot at the homeless shelter where he works. The resulting turmoil is not caused by a bullet but by a blast from the past: Evan’s first lover has returned to visit him in the hospital and deliver some big news.

Ten years ago, Dixon Bain walked out of Evan’s life because he thought his family didn’t approve of him having a male lover. But Dixon has discovered that what he thought he knew could not be further from the truth, and now he’s returned to claim the only man he’s ever loved... if he can melt the ice around the edges of Evan’s still-wounded heart.

I hope you guys will check it out. It's my first Christmas Story.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Trusted Bond is out December 10th!


I got the release date for Trusted Bond, the sequel to Change of Heart, and it is December 10th! Hopefully everyone will love it, the excerpt is up so please go by Dreamspinner and check it out. And if you still have your coupon, remember to use it!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Turkey Day!

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone is having a fabulous holiday staying home and eating! I am very thankful for my family and friends and my wonderful fans who support me so I can write what I truly love. And just in case you didn't know, everything is 20% off at Dreamspinner all weekend long in celebration of Thanksgiving. How awesome is that?

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Tooth & Nail Out Next Week!


So Tooth & Nail is out next week the day before Thanksgiving and the excerpt is up (the first chapter) in case anyone wants to check it out. The lovely Chris at Stumbling Over Chaos is running a contest right now for my novella so please go by and put your name into the hat to win Malic's story. I am looking forward to hearing what everyone thinks about Malic, I hope you all love him as much as I do.
Also, the awesome folks at Dreamspinner are offering a Holiday Discount from now until the end of the year. You get 20% off just by typing in the code HolidayDreams (not case sensitive) and everybody gets to use it twice! So you can use it once for Tooth & Nail and again for Trusted Bond! And I'm kidding of course, but Fish & Chips will be out soon and everyone has been waiting to read that and The Matelot has pirates and nothing says Merry Christmas like pirates. Am I right? I can't wait to read Mongrel and Home for the Holidays and Dress Up...has everyone checked out the Coming Soon Page at DSP? It's amazing. And when you see something you want, because you will, I myself have a wish list a mile long, you can use the coupon.
So that's all the news, I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. And I should have the cover for Trusted Bond soon and I'll share it the minute I do.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sunday Stuff

So Yaoi-Con was awesome! I loved meeting my fans and passing out the bookmarks I made and signing books. It was a thrill. And the Dreamspinner table was right across from the DMP table so guess what I did, I bought books. Holy crap did I get a lot of yaoi. Got the Finder series 1 & 2, and Yellow and so many more. The bag was heavy, holy crap. But it was just amazing. I got the pictures I wanted from Jo Chen and she signed them (she was SO nice) and I waited in line for an hour and a half to get the book on the left here, The Devil's Secret, signed by Hironaga Takanaga. I didn't get to see Ayano Yamane like many lucky others but I got more of her books so it worked out okay.

The biggest thrill of all was meeting my fans and my internet buddies like Kris and Chris and Tam and all the other authors and Elizabeth and Lynn and Ariel from Dreamspinner and rooming with Amy Lane. I can see how going to cons can become very addictive. Seeing everyone and talking to everyone and the hugs! The hugging was my favorite part.

In more news, Change of Heart is out of the running in the cover contest and so is His Hearth. Sigh. There are still some very pretty ones in the contest but all mine are gone. I can't wait to see what the cover for Trusted Bond will look like and as soon as I get it I will post it up here for everyone.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Who knew?

Isn't it funny that you start off thinking that it would be really great to win something and then somewhere along the line a key turns and you like REALLY want to win? Maybe it's simple human nature but when I saw my covers in Elisa Rolle's Rainbow Awards Cover Contest I was excited at first and now that it's getting to the end it's like OMG I want my last two books to stay in there! Change of Heart is still there and so is His Hearth. The others all fell off which was sad but those two are still in it. If you guys get a chance, could you go over there (I don't have a Live Journal account so I have to log in with my Facebook one) and vote. That would be awesome. Who knew I was this competitive?

And it looks like along with my fellow Dreamspinner authors and my friends that I will get to see a lot of other authors as well. It's this week! Can't wait! Really getting excited and nervous, very nervous. And I want Ayano Yamane to sign some of my books and it looks like you have to get a ticket to stand in line, I'm confused. And I want to see Jo Chen...have to figure out how to do all these things without a time machine.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Getting Excited!


I am getting so excited about going to Yaoi-Con! I get to finally meet people I consider my support system who I have never even seen in person. I have friends and fans that I can't wait to see and talk to and hug. I have never ever been to a convention of any kind so it's brand new to me. My husband has warned me not to be a total geek but I think it's inevitable. I am going to be at the Dreamspinner Table on Saturday October 30th from 9am to 1pm so please, everyone, if you're there, come see me! I would love to see you. I will be sitting with two of my favorite people in the world, Amy Lane and Ariel Tachna. It's going to be so awesome! And I get there on Friday with Amy so we'll be around and I am there through Saturday night. I hope to see everybody there!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I'm on the coming soon page at Dreamspinner!

I have a release date for Tooth & Nail the second book in my warder series. November 24th! I'm very excited and hope you all love Malic too! Here's the blurb:

Nineteen-year-old Dylan Shaw is possibly the most beautiful thing Malic Sunden has ever seen. After Malic rescues Dylan from an attack, Dylan makes it very clear that he is more than interested, but Malic won’t even consider sleeping with Dylan because of his age. Malic is sure he’s not good enough for Dylan, who has his whole life ahead of him, and can’t conceive of burdening Dylan with his secrets.

But the darkness in Malic’s life won’t be denied, and soon Dylan is drawn into the dangerous paranormal world that is Malic’s reality. Malic fights tooth and nail to push Dylan away, to keep him safe… no matter that Dylan is the key to Malic’s strength and the only hope for his future.


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Awesome Update

This weekend along with the 20% off at Rainbow eBooks, there are also some titles that will be offered as free downloads:

Sat. 10 a.m. - Sat. 10 p.m. Seducing C.C. by Ariel Tachna
Sat. 10 p.m. - Sun. 10 a.m. Change of Heart by Mary Calmes
Sun. 10 a.m. - Sun. 10 p.m. Unrequited by Abigail Roux & If I Must by Amy Lane
Sun. 10 p.m. - Mon. 10 a.m. Love Means... Courage by Andrew Grey & Brush of Wings Anthology
*All times listed are EST.

This is your chance to read some great stuff for free and if you haven't read the angel anthology, there are 15 great stories (expand for the titles & Synopsis) in there among them Patric Michael's amazing A Voice In The Darkness. You don't want to miss that one plus all the rest of the great titles. I posted this too late (sorry everyone) to catch Marie Sexton's Promises which was the first of the free reads. Seducing CC is up right this second!

Trusted Bond, the sequel to Change of Heart will be out in December so if you haven't picked up Change of Heart, tomorrow would be the time!


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Check it out

Wanted to give everyone a head's up that this coming weekend, October, 2nd and 3rd, Dreamspinner Press is featured at Rainbow eBooks. You guys get 20% off all DSP books so go nuts! There's lots of new stuff out and so check it out. Just hit the button and you'll be there.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

I couldn't wait!

I was going to wait and then I just couldn't. Isn't it beautiful? This is the cover for the second book in my warder series, Tooth & Nail, which is Malic's story. It will be out in November. I don't have a definitive date yet but November it will be. So stay tuned everyone and as soon as I know I will post it up.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Author Trivia Contest

Contest happening at Dreamspinner, here's the info:

We’re celebrating at Dreamspinner Press because we’ve signed our 200th author! And because we like to share our joy around, we’ve designed a trivia contest for our readers. Each day for the rest of September, we’ll post a trivia question or quote from one of our authors’ bios for you, our readers, to go searching for. If you find the author in question, email your answer to Ariel at dreamspinnerpress dot com. At the end of each day, Ariel will draw a name at random from all the correct entries and the winner will receive an eBook copy of their choice of any title by the featured author.

Authors have been selected randomly from all authors that meet the following three criteria:

1) Authors must have at least three titles published through Dreamspinner Press.
2) Authors must have at least one title published in 2010.
3) Authors must have at least one title that isn’t part of an anthology or collection of stories.

Here's the link so everyone can check it out:

http://dreamspinnerpress.com/blog/2010/09/08/author-trivia-contest/

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Good news

My sequel to Change of Heart will be out in December from Dreamspinner Press. I can't wait! I will post up the cover as soon as I have it.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Misprinted Copies of A Matter of Time Vol. 2

There was a printing error in a few, very few, of the Vol. 2 copies and they have the pages for Volume One in them. Dreamspinner will send correct copies to anyone that receives a misprinted copy through their site but for people who purchased on Amazon - Amazon wants to charge a 10% restocking fee even though the book is misprinted. Customers who contacted Dreamspinner directly were told that they will replace the book at no charge to them, so they don't have to deal with Amazon at all. So everyone, if you received a misprinted copy (Volume 1 in Volume 2, so basically the same book twice), send an email to contact@dreamspinnerpress.com and they will replace the book free even if you got it from Amazon.

Sorry everyone, hopefully all of you got the correct ones because it was only a few but if you got the misprinted one, Dreamspinner will take care of it ASAP so no worries. Thank you all for supporting me, it means the world.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

A Matter of Time

It's out! My baby is re-edited and revised and is out today at Dreamspinner Press in print! I could not be happier. I always wanted it in print and now it is. And now there are only two books like I wanted and the first volume ends and the second one begins where I wanted...it's like Christmas came early!

I am hard at work on the sequel to A Matter of Time as well as this close to being done with the sequel to His Hearth. I hope everyone has a killer week, I just need mine to be productive.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

It's out!

His Hearth is out now as it's 7:00pm in Hawaii and since the DSP server is on GMT I think it's like two in the morning on the 28th or something there. So, I will say that I have opening day jitters, always scary when a new book comes out because the hope is that everyone, the awesome people that read my books, will like it. And Julian's special. Do we like "J" names, Jory, Jin, Julian, Jude...maybe. But it's out and ready to be loved. And Monday my baby will be out in print. Yeah! A Matter of Time in print. I think I'm gonna hyperventilate.

Monday, July 19, 2010

His Hearth

Here is the cover for my new novella from Dreamspinner His Hearth due out on July 28th. Here's the blurb:

Julian Nash should be excited: he’s just earned a huge promotion at work and is going out to celebrate. But his happiness fades when he discovers his date cheating on him an hour before. Suddenly alone when everyone knows he’s supposed to have a plus one, Julian is set for a long night until longtime acquaintance Ryan Dean bails him out of the embarrassing situation. During dinner, they discover they have more than just friendship between them: there is mutual admiration and heated attraction. But getting to know Ryan better—and finding a place in his life—will bring Julian surprises and danger he never expected or dreamed existed.

I hope you all fall madly in love with Julian and Ryan!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

This n' that

My blog is up at Kris N' Good Books about one of my favorite things, YAOI, so I hope everyone will pop by and tell me what their favorites are.

Also, it looks like A Matter of Time Vol.1 and A Matter of Time Vol.2 will be out in print August 2nd. I am very excited and, as everyone saw, the covers are gorgeous.

Friday, July 9, 2010

My First Ever Guest Blog!


This Friday I am blogging at Bookwenches about how Change of Heart came to be and in honor of that I am sharing with you Anne Cain's gorgeous pencil sketch of what Jin and Logan looked like before there was color.
It was so wonderful of Bobby to invite me and I appreciate it so much. It was my first guest blog anywhere!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Matter of Time in Print!


This is my gorgeous cover for Vol.1 with Jory on the cover in all his glory. And this is my cover for Vol.2 with Sam all dark and broody on the cover.

I seriously cannot wait for August. I will post the release date the second I have a firm one.

Sam

So now we know what Jory looks like (in my head) we cannot forget Sam. In my head, just mine, Sam looks like the gorgeous man on the left. Not as pretty as Jory, but he's the guy Jory loves. Sam's more rumpled and stubbly and growly.

And this whole walk-down inspiration lane leads me finally to my
BIG NEWS that the wonderful Dreamspinner Press is going to publish in print format A Matter of Time. It will be in two volumes, Vol.1 will have Books 1&2 in it and Vol. 2 will have Books 3&4 in it. I'm so excited I cannot wait for August!

Jory

Kris at Kris N' Good Books had a contest not to long ago where she asked people to match the author's inspiration for their character to a picture. There were several great books and the men who the authors were inspired by were all gorgeous. So with that in mind, and having big news, I am going to share who I had in mind when I was writing A Matter of Time.

So first there was Jory who you see here on the right and when I saw that Gucci ad for the first time I just fell in love at first sight. But not in the girl-cooty way but in the isn't he pretty way. And that ad was frickin' everywhere a year ago, two years ago, ubiquitous as it were and so I saw it and was inspired to write. And yes, Jory has brown eyes and not blue but hello, nothing prettier in my opinion than this man. And then Leslie read A Matter of Time and of every picture in the world she could have sent me, she sent me the one on the left. And guess what, same model exactly. How Twilight Zone is that? But so you know. In my head, this is what Jory look's like.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Jazzing it up

My blue blog was boring so I tried to jazz it up. And the first picture I choose I loved but there was no way to make the links and everything readable. All those brown tones were gorgeous but not so much with the visible. So I have candles now which are not quite me but the background color is cool. One of these days I will have a cool beans website but for now, this will have to do. The important part is this way we can all talk. That's the best part for me.

Friday, June 11, 2010

What I was doing instead of writing


I was supposed to be writing. I came home from having my belated anniversary dinner with my husband last night, (couldn't go on the real night, last Friday, I had to work), and instead of writing I did everything but. I checked the review sites and the blogs of friends, answered email and looked for pictures of Gale Harold. Everyone has one, the star they love, whether it's the boys from Supernatural, (men, I meant men), or Viggo or Sean or Orlando. Mine, ever since I fell in love with QAF, has been Gale Harold. I LOVE Brian Kinney even though he's just evil. I own the series on DVD and have favorite episodes I watch over and over. I tried to watch him, Gale, on Desperate Housewives but couldn't wrap my brain around the new character. It's sad but true. But I digress...so now I have Gale Harold wallpaper on my laptop and not a flippin' word to show for last night. I wrote this morning before work, and will be nose-to-the-grindstone tonight but still, zip for last night.
Maybe one day of veg is okay though. Maybe.
I just had a new novella accepted my Dreamspinner and will post up cover art the minute I get it.
Now c'mon, look at the cute picture, who can resist Gale Harold and Randy Harrison together. Give me a break.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Romanus

Stopping to offer help one sultry summer night, Mason James is unprepared for the change that this simple act of kindness will bring. After giving an old man a ride home, Mason discovers a new, magical, and even dangerous world he cannot hope to understand. But he also finds Luc Toussaint and is intoxicated at first sight... and even the secret Luc protects won’t be enough to keep Mason away from the truth of his heritage and their love.

The Midsummer's Nightmare 2010 Daily Dose is now available individually at Dreamspinner Press. My story, Romanus, is out tomorrow!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Yaoi-Con

Yaoi-Con is from October 29th to October 31st in San Francisco and I can't wait because I'm going this year! I'm so excited, I hope to see lots of you there. I'm going to schlep some of my books by some of my favorite writers and see if they'll sign them. If anybody knows the protocol on that I would love to be educated. And everyone please stop by the Dreamspinner table and see me.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Free ebooks on GLBT Bookshelf


Free Gay Ebooks

The ebooks on the free gay ebook page on GLBT Bookshelf are all complete stories, from vignette to full novel -- many from top writers, many more from new voices in GLBT reading, who would like to make your acquaintance. Be aware of the "heat" rating of each story, and be sure to choose the level which suits you. Thanks go to author-member Eden Winters for inspiring the free project with her wonderful novel The Telling. Her book, along with many other offerings, are available now for download. My own short story, First Day of Forever, is there waiting. Please click on the cover and there you will be!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Midsummer's Nightmare is out!

It's official! The Midsummer's Nightmare 2010 Daily Dose package is for sale. You can see the list of 30 stories and blurbs in the Excerpt section of the item page.
http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=1804

Dreamspinner has a super savings discount on the package in April, listing it at $39.99. In May the price will be $44.99. That's to buy the Daily Dose. On June 1, all stories will be available individually, and the entire package may be purchased for $59.99 to get all 30 stories at once.


Friday, April 16, 2010

April Showers bring May iPads!


To celebrate the release of Dreamspinner's eBooks being added to the iBookstore this summer, Dreamspinner Press is giving away an iPad in a random drawing. Every $10 you spend at Dreamspinner's web site between April 15 and May 15 automatically enters your name in the drawing. The more you spend, the more times you'll be entered. A winner will be drawn at random. The winner will be announced on May 24! How cool is that?

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Guess who got in?


My story "Romanus" was accepted into the Midsummer's Nightmare Anthology from Dreamspinner Press. I believe it's due out in June but as I get more information I will post it. This will make two anthologies for yours truly and I am very excited! I am currently hard at work on longer, novel length pursuits. That being said, I am in absolute awe of novella writers. To be able to pack so much information and feeling and heat into such few words is amazing.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Got a nice review today


I had to share since I got a wonderful review today for A Matter of Time. It's posted to Book IV and it meant a lot since that is the culmination of the series. It was so nice to see first thing this morning.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Brush of Wings

So tomorrow, March 22nd, the first ever anthology I'm in, A Brush of Wings, is released by Dreamspinner Press. Here are the blurbs for all the stories:

Morning Glow by Taylor Lochland

Benjamin and Alan have been friends since high school. Though they often drift apart, Alan always seems to come back when Benjamin needs him the most—like when Ben is grieving over a bad breakup. As always, Ben feels better just from spending time with Alan, but then he realizes he’s in love with Alan. This time when Alan takes off again, Ben isn’t going to let him go without a fight.

A Trail of Feathers by Sarah Ann Watts

Alone on New Year’s Day, Daniel is more aware than ever of the self-destructive despair consuming him since his lover’s death. Then he meets a stranger shedding feathers in the street, and despite the risk, he takes Leo home with him. But Leo is not the hustler or drug addict Daniel suspected him to be. He’s there to give Daniel a gift—a gift Daniel might not know how to accept.

Heart's Salvation by RĂ©ve Garrison

After losing his wife and daughter in a car accident, a distraught Nathaniel approaches the church for comfort, seeking the statue that is said to heal emotional distress. When the angel embodied in statue feels the depth of Nathaniel\'s pain, he makes the unusual decision to assume human form and comfort the grieving widower. But soon the angel must decide between returning to the statue to comfort others and retaining his humanity for the hope of love.I

In the Hands of the Gods by Jana Denardo

The only business that concerns Tiberius Aelius Rufus is how to extend his olive oil trade from Pompeii to Rome and how to sort out a family when his tastes do not run to taking a wife. Expanding his oil trade is easy enough, but a man of his station can’t exactly dally with another man. But when he meets Marcus Lartius Priscus at a party, Tiberius is enchanted and falls hard, hard enough to consider risking his business and his reputation to follow Priscus to Rome.

A Voice in the Darkness by Patric Michael

Landon Hargrove wakes in darkness and pain to find he and his unconscious husband Bryce are trapped in their car after a landslide. With no help but the moral support of a man named Dan who can speak to him but not reach him, Landon must find a way to rescue them both before the rest of the mountainside breaks free and crushes them… along with their dream of adopting a son.

Some Comfort by S. Blaise

Dale is having a hard time adjusting to everyday reality after returning from combat when he runs into Mal, a fellow soldier who’d saved his life during a missile attack. Mal seems determined to continue to watch over him even though Dale knows very little about the other man. Why does Mal have such faith in him? And will it be enough to drive the darkness inside Dale away?

Ascension by RJ Scott

When Sabrael visits Adam Riley, the last remaining descendant of the family under his protection, the angel finds a man consumed with grief after the death of his father and the decision to sell the family bookstore. Sabrael is surprised by a connection to Adam strong enough to redefine his entire purpose, something Sabrael has never felt for any mortal in his charge. Now he wonders if it is part of the Divine plan—if his time to live a mortal life has come. A mortal life with Adam.

Sariel by Mary Calmes

Jacob Gray is on the trip of a lifetime with his employer only to have it turn into a nightmare. Drugged and taken to an underground catacomb, Jake is forced to make a life or death decision: face torture by the men who kidnapped him or confront a ferocious beast. Much to his captors’ surprise, Jacob casts his fate into the hands of an unknown creature instead of surrendering himself to sure death, with only hope as his salvation.

The Platypus Learns Astrophysics by Matthew Vandrew

Hardworking businessman Jonas Mason is the last person expecting a visit from an angel. Yet Micah, angel of the Divine Plan, shows up in his office, absolutely certain of his mission: to enlighten Jonas’s days and fill his heart with love… all by simply touching him. And when nothing happens? Micah will have to wing it: act human, rein in the grumpy and generally unpleasant Jonas, and figure out how to bring Jonas—and himself—lives full of joy.

The Angel Blues by Cornelia Grey

It’s a nondescript, depressing night when Morgan, a seasoned cop, finds a witty stranger perched on his windowsill who shares his appreciation for the blues. Worried for his own sanity, Morgan mostly ignores the man who insists on materializing at the most inappropriate of times… until a life-threatening experience forces Morgan to see just how much the stranger who claims to be an angel means to him.

Redemption by Clare London

Ziba is a fallen angel, working as a sponsor of lost men, helping them find genuine repentance after a life of sin. Banished to the Arrivals Hall between worlds, he offers them work during their journey to a better afterlife. But for him, personally, that option is closed. His position was so exalted, and his sin so great, that he is imprisoned in Arrivals forever. Until he meets Abdiel, an angel who also fell from grace - but whose love and self-sacrifice offers both of them a new hope of redemption.

Herbal Tea by H.J. Brues

Douglas, a world-weary, cynical agent of a very special kind of law enforcement, is sent to recruit Justin, a young herbalist, for a unique assignment. Considering the lies and betrayal in his past, Douglas can’t help but look for hidden intentions behind every selfless act, and he doesn’t trust easily. But Justin will show him that a simple man can have the courage to offer his protection, his love and even his life for those he cares about, because it’s not the wings that make the angel, but the readiness to reach out to others with your whole heart in the tips of your finger

The Tenth Avatar by Roland Graeme

When a relative dies and bequeaths to Arun a family heirloom—an old bronze statue of Kalki, the tenth avatar, or incarnation, of the Hindu god Vishnu—the delivery of the statue coincides with the arrival of a new man in Arun’s life. Jack is everything Arun has ever desired in a lover, and Arun will have to face his parents’ pressure for marriage and Jack’s unknown opinion on commitment to move forward to a loving future.

Santangelo by Zahra Owens

Michael isn’t the type of man who needs rescuing, but after he’s attacked by a group of skinheads, he’s glad Gabriel Santangelo is there to help. Four stitches in his forehead later, Michael is introduced to Gabriel’s severely disabled baby daughter and jumps at the chance to get to know Gabriel better. But Gabe has more issues than he\'s willing to share and when he keeps Michael at a distance, Michael starts wondering who is rescuing who.

The Archangel of Castro by Diana Copland

What do you get when you mix a former real-estate agent turned diner owner; a sweet, unassuming, movie-star handsome runaway; selfless generosity; and unrequited love? You get Nick at Nick’s on Ninth; his live-in friend Brian; a treasured friendship; and two very nearly broken hearts… until the unlikeliest Archangel ever notices the need for a bit of divine intervention.

I can't wait to read these, I love angels, not the cutesy kind the buff and scary kind, so I'll be in heaven (no pun intended).

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Virtual Release Party for Brush of Wings Anthology

There will be a day-long virtual release party for the anthology A Brush of Wings from midnight ET on March 21st to midnight ET on March 22nd on the DSP blog:

http://dreamspinnerpress.com/blog/

Everyone should come by and chat and see what and who is in the anthology. Dreamspinner will be sponsoring two contests to give away a print and ebook copy of the anthology during the release party and everyone will get to chat with all the authors in the anthology, yours truly included. I hope everyone will check it out.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Timing is out!

My new book is out at Dreamspinner and ready to be loved!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I used to hate Mondays

Now I love Mondays, especially Monday March 15th, because that's when Timing will be released from Dreamspinner Press. I can't wait.

As I was thinking about writing and how much I love it and when I started and what I loved to read (whew!) I guess it all started with S. E. Hinton. She was the great alternative to the other books that were out there for a twelve year old to read back in the day. There were no cool vampire books when I was growing up, I'm old! In the age of dinosaurs there was still Judy Blume, thank God, but the author I loved the most when I was young was the woman who brought the world The Outsiders. I tried to read the things my peers read but Ponyboy and Soda and Johnny, they were it for me. And all her books just start. It's probably why all mine do too. My sister has always given books a hundred pages to catch her interest, I admire that but have never been able to manage it. I have no patience whatsoever. If I am not hooked on the first page I'm done. To this day all the books I love you can hear the main character's voice or are just inside their head the second you open the book. But I wonder, how many pages does everyone give a book to grab them? What is your investment of time?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

News...news...stuff

I just finished making the last of the edits to my story that's in the Dreamspinner angel anthology, A Brush Of Wings, and can I just say how exciting March is going to be? Timing is out on the 15th, the anthology on the 22nd and I get to hear if a story that I submitted for another anthology will be accepted. Thrilling all the way around. Plus I am hard on work on sequels.

I don't know if everybody knows about the widget for buying stuff on Amazon to help GLBT bookshelf? If you do, just ignore me, if you don't, you should add a link on your favorites bar, which I have on mine, so that any time you buy a book, (or whatever, for me it's books, way too many books), on Amazon, you just click the widget and then buy stuff. I did all my Christmas shopping this way etc. For a big breakdown of it check out Mel's explanation and save the link:

http://bookworld.editme.com/ShopAmazon-andSupportTheWiki

I'm a big fan of helping without thinking about it. I just click the link, I don't pay anything extra, just a portion of what I spend, 4% or something, goes to support the Wiki which we all love. There are other benefits too but like I said, Mel's explanation is SO much better than mine. I was never great with facts, more creative. Imagine that. Also, if you check the bottom of my blog, the bookshelf is having a sale plus there's some new fiction there from some of my favorite writers so everyone should check it out. Just click the banner on the bottom of my blog and you'll be there.

Counting the days until the 15th...it's possible that I'm a little obsessive.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New Release: Timing

My new novel Timing is due from Dreamspinner Press on March 15th.
Here's the blurb:

Stefan Joss just can't win. Not only does he have to go to Texas in the middle of summer to be the man of honor in his best friend Charlotte's wedding, but he's expected to negotiate a million-dollar business deal at the same time. Worst of all, he’s thrown for a loop when he arrives to see the one man Charlotte promised wouldn’t be there: her brother, Rand Holloway.

Stefan and Rand have been mortal enemies since the day they met, so Stefan is shocked when a temporary cease-fire sees the usual hostility replaced by instant chemistry. Though leery of the unexpected feelings, Stefan is swayed by a sincere revelation from Rand, and he decides to give Rand a chance.

But their budding romance is threatened when Stefan’s business deal goes wrong: the owner of the last ranch he needs to secure for the company is murdered. Stefan’s in for the surprise of his life as he finds himself in danger as well.

I'm very excited, and just look at the beautiful cover from Anne Cain! Can't wait for March!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A Brush of Wings from Dreamspinner Press

Guardian spirits walk among us. They are heavenly beings who grant courage, unknown benefactors who offer help, best friends who lend their strength, and celestial beings who embody inspiration. You might not recognize the everyday angels or an messengers of mercy, but their sacrifices benefit us all. In this anthology, you will find stories of men who are touched by purity and light and sometimes blessed by love.

This anthology is due from Dreamspinner Press on March 22nd and my short-story Sariel is in there! I have never been accepted to an anthology before and can hardly express what a thrill it is to be included. If you love angels you're going to want to check this out.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Contest!


My friend Chris at Stumbling Over Chaos is graciously running a contest to win a copy of The Guardian on her fabulous website. It will begin at 2 a.m. CST on Tuesday February 16th and will run through the following Monday. I hope everyone will drop by and check it out and definitely check out Chris' cool site. You can click on the button here (I fixed it- duh) and it will take you right there.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Thanks Everyone

I appreciate the support for The Guardian and to everyone who left a kind comment here on my blog. It's such a nice pick me up to read and is so very much appreciated.

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Guardian is out!

Today is Monday February 8th and The Guardian is out and ready to be loved!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Monday, monday

Monday is new release day for me. The Guardian will be out woot-woot! Color me happy. This book was an experiment for me. I have never written a third-person book before as I usually write in 1st person so hopefully everyone likes it. It's not easy to do and I have such respect for writers who manage it all the time. Being in every character's head all the time is exhausting. So like I said, experiment. My next book will be out in either March or April, I will post the info as soon as I have it.

Monday, January 25, 2010

The Guardian

Just got the news on the release date for my new book The Guardian. February 8th is my big day! Here's the description:

Jude Shea's life is turned upside down when he rescues a dog he names Joe. Even though Jude has enough trouble taking care of himself—he doesn't even have a job—he can't resist the animal that needs him. Then one night, a man shows up on his doorstep looking to claim Jude's new companion. As they run from a surprise attack, Jude finds out that "Joe" is not what he seems.

Eoin Thral is a guardian from an alternate dimension, and once he leads Jude through the veil that separates their worlds, he transforms into a handsome hulk of a man known for his fighting skills, not the capacity for love. Jude finds himself immersed in Eoin’s world, and he's faced with the fight of his life to secure a happy future for the

Check out my upcoming release at Dreamspinner Press by clicking on my great new cover by the amazing Anne Cain.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Can't wait for February!

I hope to have a release date for my first new book of the year very soon. I know it will be in February and the second I know I will post it here along with the cover picture. I love getting new covers, it's like Christmas!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

New Books

So far this year I have two new books coming out from Dreamspinner Press. The first is a fantasy and the second is a contemporary. I look forward to putting up new covers as soon as I have them for everyone to see.