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.