Thursday, August 27, 2015

Nighttime Wishes pre-order link and other news

Hey all!

Thursdays is usually my day to post the blog story, but I have nothing ready lol. Kiddo's college started back this week, and she was here all day Monday. I also had a doctors appointment with the hematologist Tuesday, so I got nothing done that day lol. The good news is my iron levels were perfect. :)  I go back in three months for another appointment.

So, I'm not really sure what blog story I'm going to start next. I'm working on It Takes Two to Tango for DsP, and I have another story I'm working on for All Romance. The one for ARe I can't put up. :(



In other news LOL… Nighttime Wishes is up for preorder at ARe. Y'all may remember this was originally put out our Romance First a couple years ago. All Romance is re-releasing the book. The release date is September 1. Book 2, which is a combination of Nighttime Promises and Nighttime Dreams, will come out November 1.

Here's the link: Nighttime Wishes




NOTE: This is a previously published work.



When you wish upon a star... it comes true in ways you never expected.


Make A Wish, Book 1

Blurb: Ziang, a tentacled warrior from the planet Maz’Rar, has come to Earth to claim his most precious prize and start a new life. When an unforeseen accident results in a crash landing, his plan for a quick removal of the human Shawn lays in a twisted ruin at his feet, much like his shuttlecraft. If that isn’t enough, the FBI is sniffing around.

Confronted by the very same alien who observed him since he wished on a shooting star as a child, Shawn finds his initial inability to communicate with Ziang leads to misunderstanding and fear. Forced to hide until rescue arrives, tensions mount. Shawn learns of Ziang’s intentions of taking him as a mate. Ziang, on the other hand, is completely befuddled at Shawn’s less than stellar response to said taking.

As they wait, a spark ignites. Turns out humans and Maz’Rarians are very compatible - tentacles and all. Shawn falls for the big alien he jokingly calls E.T. Now he must decide if he’s willing to throw away all he knows to travel the stars with Ziang.


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At the end of October, Behind the Eight Ball will be released from DsP. That's the next book in the Fur, Feline, and Fangs series.

Sometime in early December, A Tah'Narian Christmas will also be released. As some of you might remember, this story was the one that won me the Christmas contest at the Literotica several years ago. So that's what I have planned from now until the end of the year! :)

~M

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Pride Promotions presents Rattlesnake by Kim Fielding and a giveaway!


Author Name: Kim Fielding

Book Name: Rattlesnake

Release Date: August 31, 2015

Blurb:

A drifter since his teens, Jimmy Dorsett has no home and no hope. What he does have is a duffel bag, a lot of stories, and a junker car. Then one cold desert night he picks up a hitchhiker and ends up with something more: a letter from a dying man to the son he hasn’t seen in years.

On a quest to deliver the letter, Jimmy travels to Rattlesnake, a small town nestled in the foothills of the California Sierras. The centerpiece of the town is the Rattlesnake Inn, where the bartender is handsome former cowboy Shane Little. Sparks fly, and when Jimmy’s car gives up the ghost, Shane gets him a job as handyman at the inn.

Both within the community of Rattlesnake and in Shane’s arms, Jimmy finds an unaccustomed peace. But it can’t be a lasting thing. The open road continues to call, and surely Shane—a strong, proud man with a painful past and a difficult present—deserves better than a lying vagabond who can’t stay put for long.

Pages or Words: Approximately 80,000 words

Categories: Contemporary, M/M Romance, Romance, Western/Cowboy



Excerpt:
Their waitress appeared beside the table. “Anything else?” she asked Jimmy.
He didn’t want to go just yet. But his belly was full, and any further conversation with Shane was probably going to frustrate him. Already Jimmy wanted to reach across the table and touch Shane’s hair, maybe run a finger across his scars. “Just the check. Thanks.”
“Mine too,” Shane said, but his thoughts were clearly elsewhere. As soon as she took their plates away, he leaned forward. “You don’t have to go, do you? I mean, you’re not, um, on the run from the law, are you?”
That made Jimmy laugh. “I’ve done some stupid shit, but never bad enough to make me a fugitive.”
“If I Google you, I won’t find you on the Ten Most Wanted list?”
“Afraid not.”
“So.” Shane traced his finger through a bit of spilled sugar on the tabletop, worrying at his lip and not meeting Jimmy’s gaze. He finally looked up again. “So you could stick around here for a while. If you had a place to stay and a job.”
God damn it! You don’t hope. You don’t want. That only leads to destruction. But Jimmy felt himself nod. “I could. For a short time.”


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About the author:
Kim Fielding is the bestselling author of numerous m/m romance novels, novellas, and short stories. Like Kim herself, her work is eclectic, spanning genres such as contemporary, fantasy, paranormal, and historical. Her stories are set in alternate worlds, in 15th century Bosnia, in modern-day Oregon. Her heroes are hipster architect werewolves, housekeepers, maimed giants, and conflicted graduate students. They’re usually flawed, they often encounter terrible obstacles, but they always find love.

After having migrated back and forth across the western two-thirds of the United States, Kim calls the boring part of California home. She lives there with her husband, her two daughters, and her day job as a university professor, but escapes as often as possible via car, train, plane, or boat. This may explain why her characters often seem to be in transit as well. She dreams of traveling and writing full-time.


Where to find the author:

Twitter: @KFieldingWrites



Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: L.C. Chase



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Rafflecopter Prize: $20 Dreamspinner gift certificate plus an e-copy of my novel ‘Astounding!’

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Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Kim Fielding, author of Rattlesnake.

Hi Kim, thank you for agreeing to this interview! Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.



~Character interview with Shane Little~

 What do you find attractive in a man?

I like a guy with substance, you know? Flashy doesn’t impress me. I want a guy who I can have a real talk with, one who doesn’t mind spending some time sitting somewhere quiet and watching a river flow. Don’t want someone who dresses fancy or treats me like I’m damaged, just because I got banged up some.

The physical stuff? Not as important. ’Cause when you get to know someone really well, when you take the time to really look at him, that’s when you notice that his brown eyes are the exact color of madrone bark, and his hair’s real soft, and he always treats people politely, even when they’re not being nice to him.

Okay, and I’ve also got a weakness for a nice ass. You should see Jimmy in a pair of chaps and nothing else.



The first thing that went through your head when you saw Jimmy?

Well, I thought he was pretty nice-looking, ’cause he is. But mostly I thought he was interesting. He came into my bar at the Rattlesnake Inn and sat down on a stool. I could tell he had some rough living in him—he was carrying this beat-up old duffel bag. And then he just sat there, sipping coffee, acting like he really wanted to listen to my stories about the inn’s history. Looking like he had a whole lot of stories of his own.

I like it here in Rattlesnake, but before Jimmy I never had much interesting in my life. He drew me right on in.



Do you think you’ll insist the author visits you again?

I don’t know about that. But I can tell you something—this town ain’t big, but it’s full of tales. Over 150 years’ worth of ’em. I dunno whether Kim’s gonna want to write about me and Jimmy again, but if she comes back here, I’m gonna have a lot to tell her about other folks. Like for instance, back in Gold Rush days there was this one fella who came out here from New York to be a miner. He never did strike gold, but he met this other guy, a land surveyor, and… and I’ll save that one for Kim. 



Before you met Jimmy, what was your ideal man?

There was Jesse, but… that was a long time ago. I gotta tell you, the pickings are kind of slim here. It’s a small town. I guess what I was looking for was a guy who doesn’t want to save me or fix me or whatever. Don’t want to be anyone’s project, and I already got a bunch of relatives who fuss over me way too much. My ideal man is strong and honest and not afraid of hard work.  But he’s not too perfect either. I’d really like it if he relied on me some of the time.



You’re going out for dinner. What’s your favorite food?

Since I work nights at the Inn, I usually just eat a sandwich or something else quick for dinner. My big meal of the day—my favorite meal—is breakfast. And that means Mae’s CafĂ©, just across the street from the Inn. My favorite is French toast with Mae’s homemade blueberry topping. I have that every Friday. Wednesdays are kinda depressing, though, because that means it’s healthy oatmeal day.



Monday, August 24, 2015

Pride Promotions presents Overly Dramatic by Rebecca Cohen and a giveaway!





Author Name: Rebecca Cohen

Book Name: Overly Dramatic

Series: Treading the Boards

Book: One

Release Date: August 19, 2015



Blurb:
Andy Marshall moves to London looking for a fresh start after breaking up with his long-term boyfriend. To stave off boredom from his day job as an accountant and to meet new people, Andy joins a local amateur dramatics society called the Sarky Players based in Greenwich, South London. Despite his best efforts to avoid it, Andy is cast as one of the leads in a truly dreadful play called Whoops, Vicar, There Goes My Trousers, written by a local playwright.

The play might be bad, but the Sarky Players are a friendly bunch. Andy quickly makes new friends and finds himself attracted to Phil Cormack, a local artist helping with the props. But life doesn’t run to a script, so Andy and Phil will have to work hard to improvise their own happy ending.

Pages or Words: 120 pages, 40k words

Categories: Contemporary, Humor, M/M Romance, Romance


Excerpt:
The handout turned out to be a few pages of the play stapled together. Andy had expected the script for Cold Comfort Farm—this definitely wasn’t that.
“Er, Derek, have you given us the right play? This says it’s from Whoops, Vicar, There Goes My Trousers.”
“You old dog, Derek,” said Ryan with a guffaw. “You’ve lured in this poor man on the promise of a proper play.”
“It is a proper play, Ryan. Just because it was written by a local doesn’t make it any less credible.”
Dear God, what had he gotten himself into? He quickly checked the flyer and saw for the first time that the date for Cold Comfort Farm audition was the year before. Derek must’ve used the flyer to scribble down the audition times, but whether he’d deliberately meant to mislead Andy was another matter. Andy skimmed through the partial script. Instead of the gentle comedy based around a young woman who arrived in an airplane and something nasty in the woodshed, he had a 1920s farce involving a runaway goat, a vicar, and a large quantity of stolen French brandy. And that was just the scene in front of him.







Amazon link:
http://www.amazon.com/Overly-Dramatic-Treading-Boards-Rebecca-ebook/dp/B013OGE6ME/ref=la_B007UEFIXS_1_10?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1439236796&sr=1-10

ARe link:
https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-overlydramatic-1859660-149.html



About the author:
Rebecca Cohen is a Brit abroad. Having swapped the Thames for the Rhine, she has left London behind and now lives with her husband and son in Basel, Switzerland. She can often be found with a pen in one hand and a cup of Darjeeling in the other.


Where to find the author:



Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Paul Richmond



Tour Dates & Stops: August 19 – September 1

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Rafflecopter Prize: $20 Dreamspinner Press gift certificate plus copy of choice of ebook from author’s back catalogue

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Behind the Eight Ball release date

I have a date for Behind the Eight Ball. It's 10/30/15. Yup, right before Halloween lol. That's my fav holiday. We might have to do something special for that. Not sure yet.

No cover at this time. Paul Richmond is doing it. (He did Trouble) I'll let y'all know when I get something. :)

In the mean time, let's take another look at Heller and Lawson, lol.
~M





Eyes should be a bright blue



Heller


Heller's bedroom


Heller's den


Janelle


Marshell


Lawson