Sunday, February 7, 2016

My Turn to do the How Well Do You Know Me and some updates

How Well Do You Know Me?


1.  What is my favorite color? Red

2.  What is my favorite drink/soda? Coke

3.  What is my pet’s name?  Kitty-Kitty

4.  What kind of pet do I have? Cat

5.  What nasty habit did I quit two years ago? Smoking


~Now for the hard questions LOL~


6.  I’m a huge NFL fan. What is my favorite team? Steelers

7.  My pen name is M.A. Church. But that wasn’t the first pen name I had. What was it? nomoretears00

8.  Do I live in the North? Or the South? (That would be in the United States lol.) South

9.  I don’t watch a lot of TV, but there is a show I’m nuts about. I often talk about it on social media. It’s also about to come back on in January too. What is it? Faceoff

10.  What time of the year do I hate? Winter




And so, those are the answers LOL! I wanted to thank everyone who played. Unfortunately I didn’t get everybody’s answers up thanks to computer problems I’ve had… which went from January 25th until a few days ago. Plus a personal thing happened around my birthday too. (No, it’s not connected to my health LOL. I just went to the doctor on February 5. Not only is my blood pressure perfect, all of my blood work still looks good. It’s also not family.)


Anyway, my beautiful new red laptop is toast. And I'm more than a little annoyed over that one. I got my old Acer computer fixed and Dragon reinstall, so I’m good to go.


I just got the edits and on Beneath the Surface. That novella will release April 1st—and that’s no April Fool’s lol. I started back working on A Country Boy at Heart—the DsP State of Love open call that I’m doing. I’ve also hired a cover artist for Szin’s story and that’s in edits. And I’ve got lots of more fun stuff coming y’all’s way this year. :)

~M

Friday, February 5, 2016

Pride Promotions presents The Law of Attraction by Jay Northcote



Author Name: Jay Northcote

Book Name: The Law of Attraction

Release Date: February 5, 2016
Blurb:

When a professional relationship turns personal, it’s impossible to resist the law of attraction.
Alec Rowland is a high-flying lawyer in a London firm whose career is his life. He doesn’t have time for relationships and his sexuality is a closely guarded secret. After picking up a cute guy on a Friday night, Alec’s world is rocked to its foundations when his one night stand shows up in the office on Monday morning—as the new temp on his team.

Ed Piper is desperate to prove himself in his new job. The last thing he needs is to be distracted by a crush on his boss. It’s hard to ignore the attraction he feels, even though Alec’s a difficult bastard to work for.

Both men strive to maintain a professional relationship, but tempers fray, passions ignite, and soon they’re both falling hard and fast. If they’re ever going to find a way to be together, Alec needs to be honest about who he really is because Ed won’t go back in the closet for anyone.

Pages or Words:62,000 words

Categories:Contemporary, M/M Romance, Romance


Excerpt:
His companion was still watching him, seemingly waiting for him to make his move. Alec felt irrationally irritated. This wasn’t how it was supposed to go. Even though he only did it occasionally, picking up men was easy for Alec. Buying a drink was more than he usually bothered to do for the twinks he hooked up with when he was in the mood for a warm body to fuck. Alec was well aware of his own attractiveness and used it to his advantage. A crook of a finger, a tilt of his head, or even just a look was usually enough to make them come running.

But this guy didn’t seem to know the rules of the game.

“Strong, silent type, huh?” He suddenly grinned at Alec, all neat white teeth and dimples. “You could start by telling me your name. Mine’s Ed.”

“Alec.” He handed a note to the barman as he came back with their drinks. “Keep the change.”

“Cheers, mate.” The barman winked as he pocketed the tip.

Ed’s eyebrows lifted. “Change from a twenty? You must have money to burn.”

“Something like that.” Alec let his gaze rake deliberately down Ed, examining him from the front this time. His arms were still folded over his chest and his T-shirt had ridden up enough to expose a feathered line of hair on his belly, leading down to a nice-looking package in obscenely tight skinny jeans. “I hope you bottom?”

Ed blinked and choked on his mouthful of rum and Coke. Alec suppressed the urge to grin, enjoying the fact that Ed had momentarily lost his cool.

“I’ve been known to,” Ed replied, rallying. He licked his lips.

“Good.” Alec held his gaze, noting with satisfaction that Ed’s pupils had blown wide and his lips parted as Alec looked at them. God, he had a pretty mouth. Alec lifted his glass and downed his drink. The burn of the whisky tore through him and made his nerves tingle with anticipation. He needed a good fuck; it had been too long. “Drink up, then.”



 
Meet the author:

Jay lives just outside Bristol in the West of England, with her husband, two children, and two cats.

She comes from a family of writers, but she always used to believe that the gene for fiction writing had passed her by. She spent years only ever writing emails, articles, or website content. One day, she decided to try and write a short story–just to see if she could–and found it rather addictive. She hasn’t stopped writing since.

Where to find the author:



Publisher: Jaybird Press
Cover Artist:Garrett Leigh


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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

How Well Do You Know Me?


Since this is my birthday month, I thought it’d be fun to have something up on the blog from friends about me. So I sent out this small little questionnaire. *grin* I hope they had just as much fun answering it as I had reading it!

This one’s from Julie Banks. I met her through Face Book and have really enjoyed her posts lol. They’re often humorous. She has a dry sense of humor I can relate to. J


*I'll give the correct answers at the end of the month lol*



How Well Do You Know Me?


1.  What is my favorite color? blue

2.  What is my favorite drink/soda? coke  

3.  What is my pet’s name?  eightball

4.  What kind of pet do I have? cat

5.  What nasty habit did I quit two years ago?  smoking


Now for the hard questions LOL


6.  I’m a huge NFL fan. What is my favorite team?  Steelers

7.  My pen name is M.A. Church. But that wasn’t the first pen name I had. What was it? Magic wand  Uh no clue giggle

8.  Do I live in the North? Or the South? (That would be in the United States lol.) South

9.  I don’t watch a lot of TV, but there is a show I’m nuts about. I often talk about it on social media. It’s also about to come back on in January too. What is it? faceoff

10.What time of the year do I hate?  Winter

Beneath the Surface Cover Reveal

Coming in April from ARe - Beneath the Surface

While free diving with his father, Kannon is bitten by a seductive merman. Although he swore to never go near the ocean again, the pull to return to the water and his mystery man remains strong. Finally, after fifteen years away, an impromptu wedding brings Kannon back to the Seychelles, and his destiny.






M.A. Church is a true Southern belle who spent many years in the elementary education sector. Now she spends her days lost in fantasy worlds, arguing with hardheaded aliens on far-off planets, herding her numerous shifters, or trying to tempt her country boys away from their fishing poles. It’s a full time job, but hey, someone’s gotta do it!

When not writing, she’s exploring the latest M/M novel to hit the market, watching her beloved Steelers, or sitting glued to HGTV. That’s if she’s not on the back porch tending to the demanding wildlife around the pond in the backyard. The ducks are very outspoken. She’s married to her high school sweetheart, and they have two children. 


Tagged: cover reveal, mer romance, merman, merman romance


Kannon only plans to stay on the island for a week, but this time Nisha won’t let his mate go without a fight. Merfolk and human culture collide as the embers of Nisha and Kannon’s mate bond ignite, and Nisha must complete the mating before it’s too late.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Pride Promotions presents Refired by BA Tortuga and a giveaway


Author Name: BA Tortuga

Book Name: Refired
Series: The Recovery Series
Book: One

Release Date: January 18, 2016


Blurb:
When Kris Cerny walks back into Two Spirits, the art gallery he owns with Josh McPhee, all he wants is a clean break. Austin's booming real estate market means the building he bought years ago is worth a fortune, and with the sale, he and Josh can finally go their separate ways. They won't be reconciling, right? Josh may be sober now, but an addict is always going to be an addict, and Kris can't take that chance again.

Josh isn't willing to sell. Not yet. He's discovered a new artist in Santa Fe he knows will put Two Spirits in the black, and if he can just make a success of the gallery, maybe he can earn Kris's respect, if not recapture his love. He needs Kris to give him time for one more buying trip, one more gallery show. Josh wants nothing more than a final chance to make things right. Kris agrees to let Josh have this last ditch effort on one condition-- he wants to go along for the ride. On the way Josh hopes they'll find the next big thing in the art world as well as peace, forgiveness, and a love he thought was lost forever.

Pages or Words:65,000 words

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



Excerpt:
Josh sat there in the office that had been his for seven years, two months, and three days, looking at the cowboy who he’d thought, once upon a time, was going to be his one and only, feeling a little like he was drunk.
He rolled the five-year-sober token between his fingers, letting it settle him. Not drunk. Not even a bit.
“What? What did you say to me?” He left off the you sorry son of a bitch part.
“We got a buyer for the gallery.” Kris stared at him, calm as could be, one hip settled on the edge of his desk.
“The gallery isn’t for sale.” He owned half, dammit. Still.
Kris nodded easily. “Frankly they just want the building. Quite an offer. I don’t see how we can pass it up.”
“The gallery isn’t for sale.” He was fairly sure the words were succinct enough for Mr. Business.
“The neighborhood has changed, Josh. It’s not a boho, arty area anymore. It’s all high-priced condos and tapas bars.” Kris’s expression softened just slightly. “I think it’s time to let it go.”
This wasn’t about the gallery. This was about them. Him and Kris.
“No.”
“Josh, please at least look at the offer.” Kris stood, straightening his fancy cattleman’s. God, he looked like a stuffed suit. Kris looked better in beat-up Wranglers.
“I’m not interested.” Josh felt like sitting down and pounding the floor with his fist. This wasn’t right. None of it. He knew he was a fuckup. Had been a fuckup. But he was working his shit out.
The gallery was back to breaking even, if not making a profit. Josh thought he deserved a chance to get some good new artists in for a show.
“Then are you going to buy me out?” Kris asked.
Fuck. Kris knew he couldn’t do that. The business finances were an open book. Josh wasn’t even taking a salary for another three years to pay back Kris’s initial investment.
“I don’t have to. We’re equal partners. All I have to do is say no.”
Kris frowned, dark brows drawing together over his bright green eyes. “Dammit, Josh, how long are you going to pretend this is going to work?”
He touched the coin again. Five years. Five years sober. Five years proving he could be trusted. Five years and it wasn’t enough.
“This gallery is my life.” Simple as that. He had no friends anymore, no one. He came to work and went to meetings. He hadn’t gone out to dinner with Kris since…. Christ. Christmas? Maybe? Had they even done Christmas?
“Then what do you want me to do? The building is really the only asset.”
“I’m going on a buying trip. Santa Fe area. Why are we even talking about this?” Why are you even here? Go find another project.
Kris was, like, the king of finance now or something. He had investments all over, could probably walk away from the gallery without even taking a money hit.
“Buying? With what? Your good looks?”


Buy the book:



Meet the author:

Texan to the bone and an unrepentant Daddy's Girl, BA Tortuga spends her days with her basset hounds, getting tattooed, texting her sisters, and eating Mexican food. When she's not doing that, she's writing. She spends her days off watching rodeo, knitting and surfing porn sites in the name of research. BA's personal saviors include her wife (still amazing to say that), Julia Talbot, her best friend, Sean Michael, and coffee. Lots of coffee. Really good coffee.

Having written everything from fist-fighting rednecks to hard-core cowboys to werewolves, BA does her damnedest to tell the stories of her heart, which was raised in Northeast Texas, but has gone to the high desert mountains and fallen in love. With books ranging from hard-hitting GLBT romance, to fiery ménages, to the most traditional of love stories, BA refuses to be pigeon-holed by anyone but the voices in her head.





Where to find the author:

Twitter: @batortuga
Instagram: https://instagram.com/batortuga/


Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Bree Archer







Do you use a pen name? If so, how did you come up with it?
When I started, I didn’t really believe that I would have a career as an author. It never seemed real, but I got dared to publish and I’m a Texan, so I did it. When I was coming up with my name, I thought okay, I collect turtles. My mom’s Hispanic. OH! BA Tortuga (be a Hispanic turtle). So, honestly? My pseudonym means I’m a smartass…


What was the scariest moment of your life?
When I found out my son had lymphoma.


Favorite non-alcoholic drink.
Coffee. Coffee coffeecoffee.Cof. Fee. Coffee. Also, coffee.






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Monday, January 25, 2016

Happy Birthday To Me LOL

Yep, today I turned forty-seven. Considering what happened three years ago, I'm very grateful to be able to sit here and say today I turned forty-seven. The kiddo and I went shopping, and I got several really cool shirts from Dillard's.

She and I went to Chili's later. I love their hamburgers--I think I have what's called the big mouth bites. She had this huge plate full of French fries covered in cheese and bacon bits. I can't think of the name of it, but man, it's good. (That's why there's a fork on my plate lol,)

We returned home later and celebrated with the hubby once he got back from his dentist appointment.

A friend of mine is throwing a party this Saturday for me, a couple other people in our group that has birthdays this week, and her boyfriend. We're talking about twenty people here--should be fun.

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Anyway, another year has passed, and fortunately I remember most of this one. I haven't had a chance to do much work on the contemporary story since I watched the football games all day yesterday and pretty much was gone for eight hours today. Hehe. For tonight… I'm going to spend what's left of it reading!

Back to the grind stone tomorrow! Oh, and there's still more birthday stuff coming up too. And thank you, everyone, for all the birthday wishes. Holy cow, there were a lot!!!

~M

Friday, January 22, 2016

How well do you know me?


Since this is my birthday month, I thought it’d be fun to have something up on the blog from friends about me. So I sent out this small little questionnaire. *grin* I hope they had just as much fun answering it as I had reading it!

This one’s from Tali. Good grief, I’ve known Tali for six years, at least. I approached her after reading a story she had up at Literotica. She was taking a little heat on it, so I PM’d her and offered all these lovely words of wisdom. LOL. I had no idea the experience *she* had… lots and lots of experience with one of the big six. *snicker* And I was still had that new author smell I was so new lol.

*I'll give the correct answers at the end of the month lol*




 How Well Do You Know Me


1.  What is my favorite color?  Red

2.  What is my favorite drink/soda? Coca Cola / Coke. Straight up.

3.  What is my pet’s name? Kitty Kitty

4.  What kind of pet do I have? A pretty gray kitty cat. J

5.  What nasty habit did I quit two years ago? Smoking.


Now for the hard questions LOL


6.  I’m a huge NFL fan. What is my favorite team? Steelers! Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steel Curtain. J

7.  My pen name is M.A. Church. But that wasn’t the first pen name I had. What was it? nomoretears

8.  Do I live in the North? Or the South? (That would be in the United States lol.) South. Not quite the Deep South, but pretty darn south.

9.  I don’t watch a lot of TV, but there is a show I’m nuts about. I often talk about it on social media. It’s also about to come back on in January too. What is it? Face Off. Though you are also fond of Sons of Anarchy. But definitely a front line Face Off fan.


10. What time of the year do I hate?  See, I don’t associate you with hating anything, though I know you’re not fond of winter. You also get sad late in the year around the time your mother passed. L

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

How well do you know me?


Since this is my birthday month, I thought it’d be fun to have something up on the blog from friends about me. So I sent out this small little questionnaire. *grin* I hope they had just as much fun answering it as I had reading it!

This one’s from Renee. I met her through the lovely Cia several years ago too, and she's also part of the Wednesday Briefers.

*I'll give the correct answers at the end of the month lol*





How well do you know me?


1.  What is my favorite color?Red

2.  What is my favorite drink/soda? Coke

3.  What is my pet’s name? No clue

4.  What kind of pet do I have?Cat

5.  What nasty habit did I quit two years ago?Smoking

Now for the hard questions LOL

6.  I’m a huge NFL fan. What is my favorite team? Ummm…Steelers?

7.  My pen name is M.A. Church. But that wasn’t the first pen name I had. What was it?Nomoretears00 (That’s the first one I knew you under anyways)

8.  Do I live in the North? Or the South? (That would be in the United States lol.)South

9.  I don’t watch a lot of TV, but there is a show I’m nuts about. I often talk about it on social media. It’s also about to come back on in January too. What is it?Downtown Abbey ? (it’s the only one I can think of that I know is returning in January)

10.What time of the year do I hate? Winter (total guess)