Friday, December 30, 2011

Plans and the New Year

I hope everyone has a fantastic (and safe!) New Years. I appreciate you all so much and wish prosperity and happy on all of you. As for me, I have big plans for the new year, 2 novellas, 7 novels, hopefully I can get it all done. I also have personal goals, like losing weight, eating better and managing my time so that three am is not my normal bedtime when my kids have to be up at six-thirty. Zombies are cool in the movies and on TV but shuffling around like one as I go through my day is not in everyone's best interest.
It seemed like 2011 went by fast but maybe it's just me. I am looking forward to 2012, for the chance to have the spotless year of making no mistakes. We'll see. Everyone keep stopping by, checking in with me, and telling me what you think. Like I said, I can't thank you all enough.:)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Release Day plus extra

Cherish Your Name is out! It's Malic and Dylan's Christmas with the family and all day today, December 28th, His Hearth, book 1, is a free download at Dreampsinner Press. So if you haven't started my warder series, today would be the day!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays Everyone

I hope everyone has a fabulous holiday season, and I wanted to say that I appreciate all of you so very much. I feel truly blessed with such wonderful supportive fans and friends.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Presents For You







12 Days = 12 Presents for you from
Dreamspinner Press


Here are the first six:

Day 1 December 20th - Historicals
Day 2 December 21st - Infected: Prey by Andrea Speed
Day 3 December 22nd - Westerns
Day 4 December 23rd - Bounty of Love by Scotty Cade
Day 5 December 24th - Mystery
Day 6 December 25th - All Holiday - 30% & All former Advent Calendars at $49.99

You can be notified of all the specials by subscribing to the Dreamspinner Press newsletter. Log in to your Dreamspinner Press account. Go to My Bookshelf. Under E-mail Notifications, choose "Subscribe or unsubscribe from newsletters." Under My Newsletter Subscriptions, check/uncheck the box next to "General Newsletter."

On the 28th, to correspond with the release of Cherish Your Name, His Hearth will be free to download the entire day. So if anyone has been waiting to start my warder series, this would be the day.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Giveaway at Stumbling Over Chaos

Tomorrow, December 20th, starting at 2 am CST over at Chris' she's giving away a free ebook copy of my Christmas warder story, Cherish Your Name. So everyone hit the button and hop on over there to throw your hat into the ring.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Favorite Things

You know how every morning as you're having your coffee you take that trip around the net to see what's going on and what's new? I do that. As I wake up, I check review sites and see what's coming out from my favorite authors, go to Good Reads and then I check in on my favorite things. Dan Skinner is one of my favorite stops so I look in to see if he has any new pictures up. It's how I found the cover for Bulletproof and for After the Sunset. So if you guys get a minute, you should check him out. Just click on the pretty picture right there. :)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

What's going on?

So, my first novel of the New Year will be out in March 2012. Yeah! It's a contemporary romance with one character who probably needs meds (little crazy) and his boyfriend who is kind of a criminal. I just submitted a novella and will let you know if that one is accepted. It's also a contemporary, very shmoopie like Again and I am working on finishing a novel about a younger man/older man. After that I am off to sequel-land! I have Domin's book, Jory and Sam and kids, a sequel to Romanus which I have been thinking about and working on for forever, and then Rand and Stef's book.

Heart In Hand didn't win at TRR (winners), Stormy Glenn's Air Demon did, (she won in two categories, very awesome), so congrats to her and all the winning authors. I wanted to thank everyone who voted for me, it means the world to me.

That's it for now, hope everyone is having an awesome weekend. I have to get a Christmas tree because my son is ready for it to start looking festive at our house. Can I just say how much it never feels like Christmas in Hawaii? But we're going after my husband's done watching his alma mater, the University of Kentucky hopefully annihilate Indiana. They really need to win, the moping if they don't will not make for a fun afternoon. :)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Giveaway at Amber's

Amber Kell is giving away a copy of What Can Be this morning over on her blog. Her computer took a dumper which is bad for her and good for me since she offered to host me out of the kindness of her heart. So everyone hop on over there, tell her about your favorite Christmas traditions, and enter to win a copy of my Christmas story.

On a side note, I cannot wait for Talan's Treasure, the next in her Supernatural Mates series, I am counting the days until it's out. :)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

What Can Be is out!

My Christmas story from the Dreamspinner Advent Calendar
"What Can Be" is out! Let me know what you all think.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

December releases

So this is the cover for Cherish Your Name (if you look close, it says Dylan on the small skinny stocking and Malic on the big burly one), and it will be out on the 28th of December. I have What Can Be out on the 1st (part of the DSP advent calendar), so I have one at the very beginning of the month and one at the almost end. Sort of bookending the month, I like it.

Here's the blurb:
Malic Sunden is in hell—only not literally... yet. As a warder, Malic is used to fighting demons and squaring off against all kinds of creatures from the pit, but this year he’s facing a new and terrifying prospect: Christmas holidays with his much-younger boyfriend and his family.

He loves Dylan, his hearth, but Dylan’s parents, the Shaws, are another story. They think Malic is a cradle-robber, among other things. At least their neighbor, Brad, seems to like him. Then again, maybe not. When Malic gets offered to a demon who wipes his memory of everything but Dylan’s name, it will take all Malic has to escape his new life in a hell dimension and return to the man he calls home

But it's just so cute, and the sword in the corner... I mean really, what's Christmas without a demon? I'm excited about this one, I hope revisiting the bright bubbly hearth and his grouchy ass warder will be something you all look forward to as well.

Update: The link is up and the novella is on the DSP website!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone, I am thankful for all of you. Have a wonderful turkey day. (And I love this picture that's why it's here).

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thank You Sale at Dreamspinner Press

Okay so tomorrow, November 21st, Honored Vow is out (excited, terrified, like normal), and just in time for November sales at DSP.

There are three special events going on between now and the end of November that I need to let you guys know about:
First, there is a "We Are Thankful" Sale, 20% off everything on the DSP web site through Nov. 30.
Secondly, DSP reached 1500 fans again on the Facebook page after FB ate the old one. To say thank you, there's a code on the DSP page for 15% off one order of any size over the next year. So go to the Dreamspinner Press Facebook page, to get the code and use it.

Finally, every purchase between now and Nov. 30 enters you into a drawing for a Kindle Fire, to be drawn on Dec. 1.

So Honored Vow is on sale just in time for it's release and lots of appreciation for you from Dreamspinner. Don't miss out on the coupon code or the sale.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Heart In Hand






If you all have a moment, would you vote for Heart In Hand please:

Heart in Hand has been nominated by TRR reviewers for Best GLBT Paranormal Romance – Angel and Demon (2011) at The Romance Reviews (“TRR”).

Voting takes place here! (Or just click the button there) http://www.theromancereviews.com/bookvote.php

Voting officially started November 16, until November 30. Results would be announced on December 1. Thank you everyone, it would be such a thrill to win.:)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Contest for Honored Vow

It's contest time at Stumbling Over Chaos where the wonderful Chris is giving away a copy of Honored Vow by me. Yeah! I'm excited for this release, (I mean I am excited for all my releases), but this one, as the last of Jin and Logan's stories, is special. So, if you get a chance, pop over to Chris' blog by hitting the button here and throw your name into the hat for a chance to win. Good luck everyone!

Monday, November 7, 2011

2011 Advent Calendar Daily Delivery - I'll Be Home for Christmas

So I just got the final version of my artwork for the
Advent Calendar from Dreamspinner and I just love it. This is the cover for my Christmas story ,
What Can Be
, that right now is part of a set but on December 1st, goes on sale individually. This my blurb:
Thirteen years ago, Eli went on a summer trip with his mother and never came back. Now, existing in a new life as Jacob Somerville, he’s again running from fear and memories, only to end up where he started. As Jacob struggles to reconnect with his father and brothers, he realizes that his lover, Craig Zhao, was the only thing filling his empty heart and standing between him and ghosts of the past. It will take the power of love—from his family, from Craig, and from himself—for Jacob to see that his life truly is filled with the promise of what can be.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Power Month

I have a friend Michael and he just loves May. It turns from April 30th to May 1st and he's all smiles. I loathe all those Spring/Summer months, they trudge on forever but he's thrilled. It's because May is his power month, nothing bad happens to him at all that month. That's how October is for me. I mean, I wouldn't want to push it, but I think if I somehow fell off a building, events would unfold and I'd be okay. I realize that sounds slightly psychotic but seriously, in October I could fly. I feel better, the stars align, just goodness and light all around. My husband, thinks it's because it's so close to Halloween. This was us in the car:
"I feel like I'm forgetting something," I said, sitting there, wondering what it could be.
"Hat?" He offered brightly. "Broomstick?"
Yeah. He's a frickin' riot.
So obviously he thinks it's my power month because his wife is a witch and not the cool Wiccan kind but replace the "w" with a "b" kind. Whatever. The point is, I love October and now, 4 days into the bleh of November, I already miss it. Of course November has Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday, but still, I miss the month where I just know in the depths of my soul that every little thing will be all right. Who else has got a power month?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Find the typos...

Dreamspinner Press is accepting expressions of interest for proofreaders
to process M/M romance publications in lengths from 5,000 to 150,000 words. Proofreaders should be able to read for misspellings, punctuation errors, typos, logic problems, and formatting errors. Dreamspinner Press edits to The Chicago Manual of Style conventions. While experience writing, editing, proofreading, and/or using CMOS is preferred, it is not required.

Proofreading is an unpaid contractor position. Contractors will receive proof galleys at no charge and a discount at the company store in exchange for quality services. Deadlines are set according to length of the work, ranging from five to ten days. Proofreaders are not at any time obligated to accept an assignment.

Interested persons will be asked to take a skills test for evaluation purposes and must sign a confidentiality agreement if offered the opportunity to proofread.

For more information, e-mail submissions@dreamspinnerpress.com. Please include "CONTRACTOR" in the subject line of your e-mail for proper consideration. Please include a summary of any applicable experience and/or a resume/CV.

Expressions of interest will be accepted for a limited time, depending on response.

This could be cool, get to read stuff before anyone else plus the groovy discount. :)

Let's help out

Over at Goodreads, Hot Head by the wonderful Damon Suede has been selected in the Readers Choice awards as one of the fifteen candidates for Best Romance of 2011, the ONLY M/M title they included!

Vote

If you all have a moment, please consider giving Hot Head your vote. It made the Romance list with people like JR Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and Nora Roberts. Wouldn't it be wonderful to see Gay Romance receive such wonderful and deserved recognition? It's a wonderful book, I know, I own it in paperback! :)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Release Date for Honored Vow

Honored Vow, my third werepanther novel, and the last of the books that will focus on Jin and Logan will be out on November 21st. I am excited, and a little sad, but mostly I hope everyone will enjoy seeing the two men grow in their bond. And didn't Anne Cain do an amazing job on the cover? I just love it.

Here's the blurb:

Jin Rayne is still growing into his frightening new powers as a nekhene cat and his place as reah of Logan Church’s tribe when he learns that a sepat, an honor challenge, has been called. Logan, who has never wanted to do anything but lead his small-town tribe, must travel around the world to Mongolia and fight to become the most powerful leader in the werepanther world.
Logan won’t be the only one making the journey. As his mate, Jin must fight with him to honor his commitment to Logan, his culture, and his tribe. But the trial is long, involving a prolonged separation between the two men, and Logan’s humanity is at stake. In order to make it through the nightmarish sepat, Jin and Logan must accept their fates, trust each other, and honor the vows between them no matter the cost.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Nexus is out!

It's out! Nexus is out! It's release day, so everyone please let me know what you think.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

News, news, news...

So I got back from Yaoi-Con on Sunday and I had such a good time but I forgot a lot of really important things like telling everyone that the wonderful Chris at Stumbling Over Chaos is giving away Nexus (my fifth and final warder book in the series) which will be out this Wednesday the 26th. See...late.
Can I just say how awesome Yaoi-Con was? I picked up all 5 books of In These Words from Jo Chen, (does anyone know if 6 is out or when it will be out?), and Father Figure and Cruel To Be Kind. I also got another of those sleeve things and a Tiger and Bunny pin and postcard and a Buffy and Xander poster for Amy's daughter...and Jo Chen is awesome, she is kind and sweet and it's always like the best thing ever when people you admire turn out to be fabulous. She signed everything for me. Like Hamlet Machine, I was the first one in line to pre-order Chapter 2 in paperback. And she was super. I have a tote bag and a keychain and Chapter One in paperback and a print and stickers...just squeeee! I went all fangirl on her, hopefully she wasn't scared. The lovely Clare London went with me, both of us ducking away from the Dreamspinner table just for a bit. We went upstairs to see Jo Chen together too. Clare is wonderful by the way but I'm sure everyone knows that.
I realized I had everything from Teahouse that I wanted, (I ordered the comics and prints online), but I did get a key-chain. And then there were books to buy, lots of manga and print copies from DSP authors I love. Paperbacks make me happy. If I love a book, I will have it in print and getting them signed is thrilling. The best part of the con though is seeing friends, making new ones, meeting fans and rooming with Amy Lane. We have the best time. I love Yaoi-Con, I cannot wait to go next year.
I saw Ariel Tachna, Nicki Bennett, Andrew Grey, TC Blue, Lori Toland (it was her birthday!), Clare London, Shira Anthony, Pearl Love, EM Lynley, Julianne Bentley, Rhys Ford, Rowan McBride and of course Amy who I dragged to Starbuck's with me. So awesome that the Marriott had a Starbuck's in it. I know how Galahad felt when he found the grail.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Yaoi-Con!


A Celebration of Male Beauty & Passion in Anime & Manga


Yaoi-Con 2011 will take place October 21st through 23, 2011 at The San Francisco Airport Marriott hotel in Burlingame, California.

So I'm so excited I can barely stand it. Not only do I get to go buy more Yaoi, (which there is so much of in my house at this point that it's insane), but I also get to see my fellow DSP authors and hang out with my buddy Amy Lane, (seriously counting the hours until I get to see her), meet Lori Toland for the first time, gush over Andrew Grey and fangirl Ariel Tachna and Nicki Bennett. So excited! Jo Chen is going to be there so I'm psyched. Last year I bought a print that she signed that sits above my writing desk and this year I'm gonna buy her book of prints if I can get there before they run out. Also, Hamlet Machine is going to be there so I have to get Chapter One of Starfighter and pre-order Chapter Two. Seriously, I'm stupid with excitement at this point. Best part of all, last year I got to meet my own fans and sign some of my books and give away my bookmarks. Awesome. So please, if anyone is going to be at the convention this weekend, please stop by and visit me at the Dreamspinner table. If I'm not there, I'll be right back, I'm just buying... something. The Dreamspinner table was across from the DMP table last year, yeah, not good. I might need a bigger suitcase.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Even more Halloween fun at DSP

This weekend (October 15th and 16th, starting today the 14th), in honor of Halloween, Dreamspinner Press is offering 20% off on all Shifter stories of all varieties. So that means my werepanthers and all the werewolves and gargoyles and whatever else "were" that's there at DSP is ready to be picked up at a discount. If you've been waiting, not sure if you're gonna be into fur, now's your chance. Check it out.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Thank you

So my chat on Good Reads this weekend was a lot of fun and extremely enlightening. I want to thank everybody who stopped by and kept me company, I can't thank you enough. I was really afraid that I was going to be talking to myself for 5 hours and that wasn't the case. We got some of my books cast and talked about Sean Crisden, (who did the audiobook of The Guardian and Timing), and I got some recipes to try out on my family. All in all, it was wonderful.

Friday, October 7, 2011

More Halloween Celebrating at DSP

As part of the Halloween celebration, all VAMPIRE stories are 20% off this weekend, (October 8th weekend), at Dreamspinner Press. There are a lot of great vampire stories there, like Ariel Tachna's Partnership In Blood series which I read all 5 books of and there's a new one I have to pick up at Yaoi-Con or Crying for the Moon by Sarah Madison or I Love You Asshole (love the title!) by Amy Lane. So go see what's out and keep checking back because there will be more paranormal discounts all month long.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

2011 Advent Calendar Daily Delivery - I'll Be Home for Christmas

It's the most fervent dream of the holidays: to have a life full of blooming romance and enduring devotion with love, joy, and even a touch of lust to warm the cold winter nights. No matter what holidays are celebrated, the idiom holds true: home is where the heart is.

Your Christmas present to yourself! A package of 31 stories, all with holiday flair. One story a day will be placed on your bookshelf. The full set is around 1,800 pages of romantic M/M fiction selling individually for a total $92.69. Buy as a set and save!

Check out the excerpt list for all the stories, my story, What Can Be, is in there too.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Halloween Howl

Starting tomorrow, October 1st, to celebrate Halloween, Dreamspinner is inviting everyone to come trick-or-treating on the web site. Thirty-one authors have donated free short stories. Search through the different pages on the web site for Gary the gargoyle. Each time you find him, click on him for a free download by the author whose page he's hiding on! And make sure to check out the end of each story for a discount code good any time in the next year. Also, Gary could be on an author page, a product page, a series page or any other page related to the author. It's just like trick-or-treating right?

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Good Reads Chat

So I am scheduled to have a Good Reads chat on Saturday October 8th between 7am to 12pm. I think it's EST which I think means I have to wake up at like one in the morning or two in the morning, not sure which. I don't remember if Hawaii is six hours behind or five hours behind, I will have to figure it out. But I'm gonna be there so if you guys have time, will you pop by and visit? I would appreciate it. The idea of talking to myself for 5 hours is not that appealing. We could talk about my guys or you all could give me some recipes since I'm trying to cook for my family here lately. It's scary since I stink at it which is probably why all my characters cook well, Jory, Jude, Ryan, Joe...I really do like J names. But anyway, I hope to see everyone there. :)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Release Date for Nexus

Wednesday October 26th is the day that Nexus is out, the last of my five part warder series, 5 warders, 5 books. This is Marcus and Joe's story and is told from Marcus' POV. I hope you all enjoy the last installment. The wrap-up book is always fraught with danger. Want to get all those loose-ends tied up. So here's the blurb:

Marcus Roth is a top criminal lawyer by day and demon-slaying warder by night, but he is simply one of five warders—not really important to anyone but Joseph Locke, his hearth. Or so Marcus mistakenly believes.

On a trip to Lexington, Kentucky, to celebrate Joe’s grandfather’s birthday, that belief changes as Marcus unwittingly uncovers a paranormal dilemma and ends up revealing his identity as a warder to Joe’s family. Faced with a traitor, demons, and the return of an old enemy, Marcus must put his own needs aside to save his friends—though in so doing he may lose the man he loves forever. Even living through the ordeal might not be enough if Marcus can’t forgive himself and learn that his hearth and the rest of his clutch can’t do without him.

I hope you all enjoy the last book. Well, there is Malic and Dylan's Christmas story but it's not part of the series.

Bulletproof is out!

It's only 9:38pm here in Hawaii but where the DSP server is it's the 26th already so my sequel to AMOT is out! I look forward to all your comments. :)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Good News

Malic and Dylan's Christmas story was accepted and will be out in December. Yeah! I'm thrilled, and I hope everyone will enjoy revisiting them. And Bulletproof is out tomorrow, the 26th, and I'm excited and scared at the same time. Hopefully you all love it.

Monday, September 19, 2011

My interview at Top 2 Bottom Reviews

Check it out you guys, the wonderful Lisa and I did an INTERVIEW at Top 2 Bottom reviews that came out today. You will have to tell me what you think.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Contest for Bulletproof!

The lovely Chris at Stumbling Over Chaos is running the contest for Bulletproof. Yeah! So please everyone head over there and put your name in the hat for the chance to win a free ebook!

Rebate at ARE!





Dreamspinner Press is being featured at All Romance eBooks (AllRomance.com, OmniLit.com, and AReCafe.com) throughout the month of September. ARE is offering a 25% rebate (
at the point of purchase, rebates are given as a credit in eBook Bucks after purchase) on all Dreamspinner titles from Sept. 15-30. The rebate is for all novels and novellas releasing during the month of September, of which Bulletproof (yeah!) is one.

Rebates are delivered to a customer's on-line account in the form of eBook Bucks, ARe's in-store currency, after purchase. eBook Bucks will display for assignment in the customer's library. To use them, the customer should click on the "Assign/Gift" link and assign the eBook Bucks to their own account.