Friday, September 28, 2018

Boys of Summer by Tucker McCallahan blog tour and giveaway!

OMG, y'all, please welcome my wicked friend to the blog! Tucker and I go waaaaaay back... all the way to the good old days of Literotica. (Does the name Wicked Wendy Dru ring any bells, lol?) I met Tucker not long after I started at Lit. Tucker taught me a lot and helped get me started on the path I'm on today. 

Believe me when I say this is a series of books you're going to want to read.


Boys of Summer Blurb:

Ash Redvers, the lead singer of a family owned and operated wedding band, deals with the sudden need to replace his drummer after an unexpected accident.

When Dustin Davis shows up, ready, willing, and able to play - not to mention gorgeous - Ash thinks it’s going to be the best season yet. But Ash has never had a boyfriend, and Dust isn’t willing to be a quick hook-up.

As the summer heats up, they’ll have to decide whether all they can make together is music, or if there’s something more for them after the Boys of Summer are gone.

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“Hey, man, place looks good.”
“Thanks. You meet the new drummer?”
“Not yet. I saw you guys moving his massive drum kit and beat feet back to bed.”
Jared’s eyebrows shot up into his hairline. He crumpled the empty cigarette pack in his hand and threw it at Ash’s head. He missed by a mile.
Ash grinned at him. “What? No way was I moving all that shit in the hot sun. I needed my beauty sleep.”
“Lazy ass.”
“So what?”
“His name is Dustin. He has more bathroom junk than you do.”
Ash stared at Jared for a minute, slightly nonplussed. “Uh, okay.”
“I put him in Arden’s room, but there’s no bed in there except that mattress from—”
“Ugh, that’s nasty.” Ash made a face. “Okay. As soon as he’s done, uh, doing whatever it is he’s in there doing, we’ll go buy a new bed.”
“Cool. He seems like a nice guy. Kinda quiet.”
“He looked like a Marilyn Manson reject, but honestly, as long as he can play the drums, I don’t really care.”
“Well, hopefully I’ll improve your opinion of me over the course of the summer.”
The voice was deep and sultry. Ash instantly thought of Jim Morrison from the Doors growling “Break On Through” or crooning “Love Her Madly.” Ash hoped he wasn’t blushing as he turned around, but when he saw the vision of total fucking hotness on his front porch, he gave up. Ash’s face went as red as a chili pepper.



Tucker McCallahan has been lots of places, seen lots of things, and is still learning new stuff on the regular. Multi-published, bisexual, polyamorous, and slave to a big black cat named Emperor Inka, Tucker is a long-time member of the LGBT community and a proud educator/activist.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Darkness Awaits--a very old book getting a new lease on life!

Well, looks like Darkness Awaits is going to be a whole new book, lol. I've deleted a lot of parts and added many more. This was the first book I ever put out, and the publisher went out of business not long after it was released.

For the longest I let the book sit on my comp because I didn't like how it was edited. I was new to this whole writing thing, and I let the editor erase my voice. It no longer sounded like me, and even then, I knew I'd made a mistake. 

And frankly, now that I've read it again, I don't like the vampire character Max. He was too Alpha and came across as an ass. I didn't have enough experience as an author and didn't know how to make him appear menacing but redeemable. Plus, Michael read as weak. 

Yeah, that's not how I write my characters, lol. So, there's been massive rewrites, and I still have a way to go. The ending is still the same, but I imagine I'll tweak that. I'm much happier with what I have so far, and I think you guys will be too.

I'm going to have a new cover made, and have a CA (cover artist) in mind. Contacting her is next on the list. She's done some excellent covers for other authors.

Darkness Awaits is going to start off a bit dark, but you guys know me. There *will* be a HEA, and Max will learn some hard lessons, lol. I have no idea when this'll be done... it needs to be beta read and edited once I'm done with rewrites. I'm hoping to have it out by the end of the year.