Saturday, May 28, 2011

Yaoi-Con!


I have no idea why on Amazon this says Art Not Final because I own this book and I can tell you that this is indeed what the cover looks like. Strange. But anyway, as this is currently my favorite manga, the cover for Your Love Sickness is here to announce that yours truly is going to Yaoi-Con again this year. And I can't wait! It was so fun last year, I had the best time. Meeting fans, meeting authors, and buying way, way too many books. I realize that I've bought a ton of them this year:
The notables have been:

*Your Love Sickness by Kuku (loved it-I've read it a gazillion times, the fox gods are so great, especially Aura)

*Intense Rain by Fuwa (which has been out awhile I guess but I just discovered it)

*Cute Devil by Madarame (non-con in this so if it's not your kink beware)

*Scarlet by Madarame (upping the ante on the non-con to actual pain, I didn't like this one and I'm pretty forgiving)

*Endless Comfort by Sakura (really good, sweet and hot and the non-con is not between the two main characters. It's about getting over heartbreak as both characters need to forgive themselves, one for what he thinks are his failings and another fro thinking he was weak. It's really great, totally fleshed out story with growth. Can't say enough good things about it)

*Croquis by Takanaga (I enjoyed, it's light and fluffy)

*Stray Cat by Halco (I really loved this, it's about Kaoru who is a stray cat himself, gets described like one a lot and about Yohei who loves him. There's a scene where Kaoru is saying why dogs are better and Yohei says that that to earn the lvoe of a cat and the fact that they're all independent and different is why he loves them, why he's a true cat person. It's why he can love and keep Kaoru. It's so cute, and then one night they get their signals crossed and Kaoru ends up wearing cat ears...if you love yaoi you should pick this one up.

At the con hopefully Finder 4 will be out by Yamane, I have the other 3 and I really hope there's closure. Although waiting for The Crimson Spell volume 3 is driving me nuts too. I realize that, holy crap, I own a lot of yaoi. Oh, I got Yellow 2 Omnibus as well. Got it the second it came out. But all this is to say that I hope to see you all at Yaoi-Con! I can't wait!

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

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My fourth Warder book

Okay so I wrote the third warder book and the fourth back-to-back because they are running at basically the exact same time, overlapping but also with months between. Hopefully it will all make sense when you read it. The fifth and final one is not done yet, which will be Marcus and Joe's story. This one, for anyone who's been waiting, is Jackson and Raphael's story. Here's the blurb:

As a warder, Jackson Tybalt is one of the good guys until he sees the man he loves kissing another. Betrayed and angry, Jackson tempts danger and death, ignoring the pleas of other warders to be careful. It’s a vile mood in which to start a romance, but that doesn’t stop the kyrie Raphael, who more than anything wants Jackson for his very own.

Jackson doesn’t want a hearth, he doesn’t want a lover—he just wants dark and painful, and Raphael will give him what he wants. But sometimes the sins of the flesh are just what a body needs to bandage the wounds of the heart, and Raphael will hide the tenderness he feels for Jackson for as long as the warder wears the guise of the Sinnerman.

I hope it sounds good. It's out June 15th. Yeah!

It's out!

Heart In Hand is officially out today, May 18th, from Dreamspinner and I really hope that you all enjoy the third installment of my warder-verse. Hopefully you'll like reading about Leith and Simon as much as I liked writing about them. And remember, if you haven't started reading about my warders at all, tomorrow at DSP is free download day, May 19th, for the first one, His Hearth with Julian and Ryan. Happy reading everybody. :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Contest for Heart In Hand



Okay everyone, head over to Chris' wonderful blog Stumbling Over Chaos and leave a comment to win a copy of Heart In Hand, Book 3 of my warder series. This one is about Leith and Simon. I had brand new love in Book 1 with Julian and Ryan, love that Malic fought against in Book II and now in Book III we have growth of love. My thought was that Book I would be about hope and Book II about faith and Book III about trust...anyway, it's out May 18th and the contest runs through the 17th. Just click on the button and there you will be! Hope everyone has a great day today.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Saw these, had to share















I know but there really was a point to the pretty pictures and that was...

As I was writing the sequel to AMOT I saw these and thought yeah, they look them, Sam and Jory. Dont'cha think?

Wednesday

I have a weird schedule. I have Wednesday off and Saturday and the rest of the time I write in between shifts at the EDJ. It's hard, maybe not for others, but for me it is, to stop writing, and go to work. The more people inhabit my brain, the harder it becomes. In the old days there would be a patron and you'd write and they'd pay you. But there was no hot and cold running water or indoor plumbing so I guess we take the good with the bad.

In other news, I finished the sequel to A Matter of Time (yeah!) so now I wait and see if it's accepted. I will of course let everyone know.

Also, I need thoughts on help with staying awake. I tend to get sleepy suddenly around midnight but need to push through. The No Doz is not really working anymore, and 3 at once makes my stomach weird. I drink a lot of Revive Vitamin Water and take Ginkgo Biloba (which I think would be a cool name for a writer) and of course regular vitamins. So, thoughts? That are legal.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Happy Birthday Dreamspinner Press

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