Thursday, August 27, 2015

Book Blast: Intuition by Anna Durand, book 2 in the Psychic Crossroads series

Anna Durand has a new book out, and I'm happy to share the news with you. Enjoy this preview. :)


Intuition by Anna Durand, book 2 in the Psychic Crossroads series

Torn apart by their haunted pasts, Grace Powell and her fiancĂ© David Ransom are struggling to reclaim their passionate bond and build a normal life — one without danger and paranormal powers. But David can't renounce his obsession with hunting down Karl Tesler, who abducts and tortures psychics. David endured Tesler's tactics himself, but despite what Grace believes, he's not out for revenge.
Tesler covets her unprecedented abilities and her mysterious connection to a source of limitless psychic power. David will do anything — even abandon and lie to her — to protect Grace from Tesler.
With a psychic stalker on her trail, Grace charges into a desperate mission to uncover the truth about David's obsession. But Tesler's agents are closing in on her, and a terrifying new enemy is rising…
As events drive Grace and David toward a battle of epic proportions, they must risk everything — their relationship, their lives, and even their souls — to defeat an enemy who wields unspeakable psychic power.

Excerpt

When they'd reached the security checkpoint at the airport, she'd longed to plead with David to stay. Instead, she cranked her lips into a smile, pecked a kiss on his cheek, and all but shoved him through the gate. Her stomach wrenched into knots recalling that moment, as he strolled into the main terminal. When he paused to glance back, she prayed he would change his mind. But he simply waved, then strode out of sight.
Grace rolled onto her side. Her nose bumped into David's pillow. She drew in a long breath. The spiciness of his aftershave flooded her senses, along with another scent—a subtle, masculine smell unique to David. Indescribable. Delicious. Warmth suffused her, seeping into her heart and mind, smoldering in parts of her that ached for him. She inhaled another draft of his scent, her body responding as if he were there, caressing her. He may drive her nuts at times, but…
Oh, the way he kissed. Her lips tingled from the memory of it.
A chill whispered over her skin. Every hair on her body stiffened. Her sixth sense burst out of its slumber, clanging alarm bells in her psyche. Someone is here.
She bolted upright and whipped her head left and right. Nobody there. She swung her legs off the bed and pushed up onto her feet, nabbing her .357 Magnum revolver from the bedside table. A chill trickled down her spine. Eyes watched. Invisible, ethereal, but real. She turned toward the doorway. Nothing lurked there.
Why couldn't she pin down the source of the sensation? Her paranormal radar was blanked out, as if overwhelmed by  input.
Psychic energy crackled through her. Behind you. She whirled around, thrusting the gun up, clamped in both hands, and confronted—
The lamp.
Hell. She'd let her unease blossom into paranoia. Nobody hunted her anymore. Probably. Tesler wouldn't find her here.
Her cell phone buzzed. A text message had arrived.
David. She snatched up the phone, tapping the screen until the message popped up. As she scanned the words, a shiver rattled through her.
"Come to me," it said, "I can help you. 1325 Meroz Road."
She didn't recognize the phone number the message came from, and no name was given. Oh sure, she'd rush right out to the address texted to her by an anonymous whackjob.
The phone buzzed again. Another text message: "Your lip is bleeding."
Her lip? She dabbed a finger on her mouth. It came away wet. Blood stained her skin. How did the texter know she bit her lip? Her heart pounded. Without moving, she searched the shadows for a figure, a camera, something to explain this, though she knew she'd find nothing. A thick curtain shielded the window. The person sending the messages could either see through solid objects or had another means of viewing her. Extrasensory means.
The phone tumbled from her hand, clattering on the floor.
No, she was jumping to conclusions. An intruder must've stolen into the house. With the revolver in hand, she sprinted out of the bedroom, down the hallway, through the kitchen, and into the living room. Vacant. All vacant. She rushed back to the bedroom and dug through the closet, scoured the dresser, even dropped onto her belly to investigate the space under the bed. No cameras. No stealthy intruders. Not a damn thing. Which left her with one unthinkable possibility.
Maybe she should call the police.
What for? They couldn't help her with this kind of problem.
"You belong with me."
She jumped. Her head smacked into the bed frame. She clutched the gun tighter. Where had the voice come from?
No, no, no, not again. Nausea swelled in her stomach, bile rising high in her throat. The voice did not originate in this room, or from outside. The source was much, much closer. Someone rammed the words into her mind.
A psychic intruder just hacked her brain.

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Author Bio

Anna Durand is an award-winning writer, a freelance librarian, and an audiobook addict. She specializes in sexy romances, both paranormal and contemporary, featuring spunky heroines and hunky heroes. As a member of Romance Writers of America, she volunteers for two of its chapters—as membership chair for Hearts Through History and social media chair for Outreach International. In her previous life as a librarian, she haunted the stacks of public libraries but never met any hot vampires hunting for magical books.




Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Guest Author: Allyson R. Abbot

Please welcome Allyson R. Abbot!

My new book, a novella, Goodbye, Hello, is due to be published on 28th Aug . I am an indie author and publisher, so this is a very hectic time for me,  I need to wear so many different hats.

Goodbye, Hello is about a middle aged woman who, through a prod from her best friend, realises that she is wasting being what other people expect her to be.  Linda decides to take control of her life and books a trip to Fiji, where she meets a swoonyworthy, but down to earth instructor who manages to find Linda in humiliating situations and plays the hero. Not being a simpering twentysomething, she finds this rather annoying and does not take to him very much.

It is a funny, but also a realistic and many people find themselves in a similar situation.  I love writing about strong women with great character.

I 'm very lucky to have the indulgence of time and space to enable me to write. I took a sabbatical from work to accompany my partner on his bucket list travels and adventures, and never went back.  I really thought I would struggle with all the free time, so decided to attempt to write a book to keep myself occupied. 

Now writing has consumed my time and I’m never sure where I will be, hence my novels could be classed as 'international'  they may have been started in one country and been continued across borders.   We are still travelling, although we do pop back to the UK for a few months every now and again.

I love the fact that no matter what our age we can use new technology to connect to the rest of the world and enhance our lives. Back in the UK I have my friends and family and with emails, phones, skype or face-time, we are never out of touch for long. Even my mother at eighty-six uses face-time to catch up with me. I have the world at my fingertips and only twenty-four hours away from anywhere.

Being a 'mature aging gracefully' woman, I feel akin to the problems of aging and relationships. I spent many years on my own before finding my truly remarkable and very patient partner who I happily gave up my whole world for.  My stories are about mature relationships with mature people. 

People who have character and humour, who have a history; people just like us.

I like to call it Hen Lit, not Chick Lit, but it is not just about falling in love. They are about real people and real relationships.

I hope you enjoy my stories. Please check my web page or social media pages if you would like to contact me. I love emails and try to answer every one as soon as possible.

About the Book

Linda’s finding exotic Fiji adventures…a little outside her element. Thank goodness the hotel’s handsome horse riding and scuba diver instructor is there to come to her rescue. But can she rescue her heart…put aside the past…and open up to love again?  And can she stop shouting at Martin’s ashes? 

Books



Silver Night Romance Collection (read-in-one-sitting) short stories
Countdown to Love
Salsa or Die
Silver Years Romance Collection (Novellas) and contain some adult material
Touching Ed
Goodbye, Hello  It’s never too late to start again  (on pre order to be published on 28th August)

Non-Fiction

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Links

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Changes and Choices

Recently I made the decision to cancel a few contracts. It wasn't easy and it's something I've pondered for most of the year. Given the changes in the publishing landscape, and the disappointing year I've had so far with the bulk of my catalog, I felt it was time. My decision had more to do with my desire to retool some of my works and offer them at a more competitive price than it did with the publisher.

Let it be said, this publisher was good to me for a very long time. We are parting amicably, and I wish them success. Fact is, things have to change in order for other, hopefully better things to happen. I wish I knew what the future holds for me, but I'll do my best to steer it in the right direction.

That said, I will be re-releasing several stories soon. First order of business, the first two novels in my Dareville series:



Each book is getting a touch up. Truth or Dare becomes Daring Him and will be made available at a lower price. I don't have a release date set, because the books have to come down from the current publisher first. I'll have covers for the other three core books in the series soon.

As for the rest of my catalog, the stories will be parsed into box sets according to genre and series. I have several Dareville shorts that I have wanted to collect in anthology for some time. I also have enough contemporary M/M for a set.

So that's what is happening right now. In September the Sexy To Go team is having a huge sale. Watch this space for when and where.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Monday Muddle: Two Out of Three

August is definitely the hottest month, more so over here. At this writing, I'm coming to you from a house without AC. That's right, the unit supposed to cool our home is busted with a capital *$&%, and we're waiting for a part while making do with a portable unit. It's primitive living here, but I've suffered worse. I'm worried more that the wine will spoil.

I could use some cheering up, so if you're in the mood for some sexy reading I have two parts of a three-part serial available through SEXY TO GO, Vols. 6 & 7. ON THE SLY takes us back to 1989. Colin is working the local LGBT bookstore in Archer Beach and digging the Sylvester Street scene, while Officer Jeremy Truman's on the hunt for the Jackson Park Jumper, who's been assaulting gay man after dark. Colin wants to help apprehend him, and Tru will do anything to protect Colin.

Buy Volume 6: ARe ~ AMZ ~ BN ~ KOBO ~ ITUNES ~ SMASH

Buy Volume 7: ARe ~ AMZ ~ BN ~ KOBO ~ ITUNES ~ SMASH


You may be asking, why are the covers MF when my stories are MM? The bundles are a mixed bag, with MF stories being the majority. In fact, in 6 & 7 you'll find the first two parts of GEEK OVERBOARD under my other name, so it's two times of me in each of these bundles. ON THE SLY will conclude in Volume 8, while GEEK OVERBOARD will go on a few more volumes.

Meanwhile, I've received word that FIRST LADY LOVE is almost finishing. A cover reveal and release date are due any time now. I look forward to sharing the information as I get it.

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Once ON THE SLY is done, that will be the last serialization I'll do for Sexy to Go. Anything else I'll contribute will be standalone shorts, and in the meantime I've started work on something longer. I look forward to sharing the next phase of my writing with you. :-)

Monday, August 3, 2015

Monday Muddle: On the Road, Back Online

While I haven't been 100 percent offline, I've spent the last two weeks on the road. Most of the time, we spent visiting family - staying with the parents in Florida and the in-laws up north. Somewhere in the middle we took a day to visit the old school - the University of Georgia, that is. DH and I spent five years in Athens while he worked on his degree and I worked - first at a bookstore, then the library. This marked the beginning of my history in book-work, and it was in Athens where I started work on one of my first books (a mystery novel).

It's said you can't go home again, and there's truth in the statement. However, we were pleased to find some of our favorite haunts remained and changed little over the years. There's a vegetarian eatery in Athens called The Grit, where we ate at least twice a week back in the day. I call it a vegetarian restaurant for non-vegetarians. It's meatless comfort food, not all of it healthy but it tastes good, and if you eat there enough it may just convert you.

Much as I love to travel, it crimps on my writing time. There are distractions, and people need my attention. Plus I had an anniversary in here, too, so we set down the electronic devices for that. While I was away, part two of On The Sly came out in Sexy To Go, Volume 7 (Buy: ARe ~ AMZITUNES ~ SMASH). The final installment will appear in Volume 8, and after that I have at least one holiday story planned. I haven't decided how I will finish out the box sets, but I'm sure something will come to me.

I'm still waiting to hear on an MM shifter submission, as well as the FF box set that will carry Daring Destiny. In the meantime, I can write again now that I'm back in my chair. After the few stories I've promised, I plan to go into deep cave mode for something longer. It's time, and I have ideas I want to get on paper before I forget.






Monday, July 13, 2015

Monday Muddle: Now Taking Suggestions

Looks like stepbrother billionaires are the new black. I'm currently taking suggestions for a new pen name in order to write them. Seriously, what's one more brass ring to reach for in this topsy turvy world of publishing? Comments welcome. Nothing like Seymour Buttocks, though.

This I'll put the finishing touches on Part Two of On the Sly, set for Sexy To Go, Volume 7. You can read the first part in Volume 6, and the finale will wrap in Volume 8.

Buy Volume 6: ARe ~ AMZ ~ BN ~ KOBO ~ ITUNES

As for the rest of the year in Sexy To Go, I intend to write separate stories rather than serialize again. I like that Sexy To Go gives me the opportunity to work on longer stories at a comfortable pace, but I realize people react differently to serials. On the Sly will be published in its entirety at a later date, likely with more material, and I'll announce when. I had intended for it to be the bonus story when I release Sly Vs. Sly, but it's getting long and could stand on its own.

On the Sly is enjoyable for me because it's set in 1989. It's a challenge to write the era, especially when your mind is on cell phones and Internet and other things that didn't exist at the time. People were scared of HIV, and to have a story about two gay men finding each other in the late 80s presents an opportunity to discuss it. 

So maybe for the rest of my STG tenure I'll write followups to existing stories. A short set in the Vectra universe, or another Dare story. I'm waiting to hear on my alligator shifter, too, so I have that in reserve. I could also write a followup to my short, Lyon's Den, that came out in Coming Together: Outside the Box.

Still no word on when "Dare's Destiny" and First Lady Love is expected to come out. It may come out in print, too, but I'm waiting to hear. 



Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tuesday Talk: On Marriage and New Releases

I want to tell you a story about two men. Let's call them Bob and Doug.

Bob was a young man, the baby of his family. We're talking a good ten-plus year age difference between him and the next youngest. He was one of those late in life surprise pregnancies that happened when Mom figured she wasn't having any more kids and is this menopause? Oh, it isn't.

In his teens Bob suffered an illness that eventually rendered him sterile. It's this sterility that the family used as the reason for why Bob never married. Maybe his family knew the true reason but never wanted to admit it, because this was a Christian household. Grace at supper, prayers at night, church on Wednesday and Sunday. KJV all the way. But poor Bob couldn't have kids, so he chose a life of bachelorhood rather than subject a woman to a life without children. How noble of Bob.

Yeah, that's why he never married or dated.

One day Bob met Doug, an older man and successful in business. He took Bob under his wing and brought him into the company. Bob was struggling financially, so he moved in with Doug. How nice, said the family, Bob has a friend and roommate. He's learning all about business from Doug and doing well. Doug loves to cook and sometimes they travel. So great to have a good friend. Doug was just that to Bob, yet there was something more there. Bob's family and Doug's family simply didn't see it, or chose not to.

Sadly, it didn't last. Doug got sick, and died. While he had a devoted partner in Bob, everything was in Doug's name - the house, the business, the money. That was just the way it was because Doug had built it from the ground up. They both worked, but Doug assumed the job of handling financials because he had a head for it, not unlike the father who pays the bills each month. It was a devastating time for Bob. He lost his friend and partner, but the story didn't end here.

Doug had made provisions for this eventuality so Bob could get by, and though Bob and Doug had a long history together, Bob had no legal standing when it came to his partner's assets. Doug's family, people who didn't communicate with Doug for the last part of his life, swooped in and claimed everything. They contested his will and won. They liquidated his house and business and told Bob to get lost. He wasn't family, he had no claim. He was nothing to them. Apparently Doug was nothing to them either, until he died and left behind something they wanted.

I knew Bob. Bob exists, and many more people like Bob have existed and dealt with similar issues. Had this happened in a time when Bob and Doug could legally marry, maybe it would have ended differently for Bob. Some people want to claim that marriage between two men or two women will crumble society, or that it's a ploy to flaunt sexual orientation, but I don't see it that way.

The idea that one half of a loving couple can lose everything he/she contributes to the partnership due to a legal technicality disgusts me. Marriage equality goes deeper than trying to buy cake from people who don't want to bake for you. It's about protection from this sort of thing. It's about being able to visit your loved one in the hospital and making sure his/her end of life decisions are handled with dignity.

I know a few couples who, thanks to the SCOTUS ruling, can remain married. I hope they don't run into problems like this. They certainly don't deserve trouble.

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Sly Foxes releases tomorrow, but you can buy it today. You may be able to download it today; I guess it depends on where you are.

Buy: ARe ~ AMZ ~ BN ~ KOBO ~ ITUNESSMASH

While you're enjoying that, part one of On the Sly is ready in Sexy To Go, Volume 6 at Amazon. After that comes Sly Vs. Sly, but that story won't appear in a STG set. Have to save something for a bigger release. ;-)

Still waiting to hear when the First Lady Love box set will bow. I am guessing sometime in July it will come out. In the meantime I am waiting on word about my submission to another Coming Together volume (this would be my M/M alligator shifter), and I'm looking at other calls to see what interests me. While this is going on, I need to make a decision about something major involving my Dareville series.

I won't make any announcements yet, but stay tuned to see what I will have happening soon.


Thursday, June 25, 2015

New on Kindle, Pre-Order, Cover Reveal

If you have waited for the ARe Out For You stories to come to Nook and Kindle, they have arrived! You can now buy THE SWEETEST DARE outside of All Romance:

Buy: ARe ~ AMZ ~ BN ~ ITUNES 

You may have noticed some of the OFY stories in print collections. Going forward, All Romance will publish anthologies of various stories that are not novel-length. Anastasia Vitsky's OFY book, GEMSTONE, is now in print on its own, but mine is the only one not in a book because it is F/F. The reason is this: I've been asked to write a companion story so I get my own print book! I'm all for it, of course, because it would be nice to have when I finally get to a Gay Rom Lit con or another Rainbow Book Fair. I have the story on the mental radar, and it will follow up THE SWEETEST DARE with the further adventures of Kit's friend Annalise.

While that's going on, I have set up SLY FOXES for pre-order. This is the first novella in The Men of Sylvester Street series, which is M/M.

Buy: ARe ~ AMZ ~ KOBO ~ SMASH

Anson Fox is thrilled to start a new life in this Atlantic coastal town, and he feels right at home among the active LGBT community. Working at Sinclair Realty is a dream come true, and his handsome boss is heaven sent.

Adrian Sinclair isn’t new to Archer Beach, but he’s only recently come out. He’s willing to show the new guy around town, if Anson returns the favor.

Bonus story, He’s So Sly. Terence and Evan have known each other forever. They may have made a great couple, but the timing was never right. Now they’re both single, and Terence wants to make up for lost time. What will it take to make Evan’s visit to Archer Beach permanent?

Finally, another serialization of a Sylvester Street story happens in SEXY TO GO VOL. 6. I am writing ON THE SLY as a prequel to an upcoming Sylvester Street novella, and I also wanted the story to set up some history for the setting. ON THE SLY, like the other Sylvester Street stories, is MM.

It’s 1989, and somebody is prowling Jackson Park, assaulting men who go cruising after dark. Officer Truman is determined to keep the people of Archer Beach safe, and that goes double for his friends on Sylvester Street…triple for Colin. Colin, however, wants to take justice into his own hands, and it’s up to Tru to solve the case before Colin gets hurt.

This box set was just submitted for publication, so it should be ready in a few days. 

That is what's happening right now. On to write more!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Favorite Heroines Blog Hop + Giveaway #FavoriteHeroines2015

I am thrilled to be part of the Favorite Heroines Giveaway Hop! Don't forget to visit everybody else today, and I'm giving away prizes!

I love to read, so of course many heroines have stayed with me over the years. More recently, I've become engrossed in the Lunar Chronicles and am quite fond of Cinder Linh, who's appeared in Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress. If you're not familiar with the series, it's a futuristic take on fairytales, with a cyborg Cinderella fighting an evil queen who wants control of the Earth and her moon home. So far she's enlisted the help of a young woman in a red cape, and another with long hair, trapped in a satellite. It's coming to you now, right? Cinder is on sale at a great price for eBook, definitely worth the read.

This year I began two reading challenges, and the book High Hearts by Rita Mae Brown fulfilled slots in both. This is one of her older works, somewhat atypical of the books she's known to write. It is historical fiction and the heroine, Geneva Chatfield, disguises herself as a Confederate solider so she can be with her husband. As I understand it, more than a few women did this in real life, and if you like historical romance you may want to try this.

Speaking of disguises, Arya Stark of A Game of Thrones should go on my list as well. I've only read the first book and haven't seen the show (no spoilers please!), but I became engrossed in Arya's story as she flees the Lannisters disguised as a young boy. I do intend to read the other books. Really. I mean it.

So these are just three heroines I have enjoyed. How about you?

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Leigh's latest story is The Sweetest Dare, now at All Romance eBooks, coming to Amazon, B&N, and iTunes.

Kit Cheever is more than eager to welcome her new co-worker, Sidney Campbell, to Tish’s Riches, the best chocolate shop in Virginia. While the long days on the job hardly exhaust them for long nights of play, Sidney hopes for more in their relationship than candy-coated orgasms. Is dinner out too much to ask?

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Welcome to Sci Spanks 2015

Sci Spanks 2015 is here!

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Visit all blogs and leave a high-quality comment responding to the story content. Deadline: Midnight EDT (UTC-5) Sunday, June 14

Add VIP or A (Author) to your comments. If you are a confirmed VIP, you may submit your comments in one document to ana_stasia2007@yahoo.com, subject line: Sci Spanks 2015 VIP.
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The story is pulled for inclusion in the anthology. Winners to be announced.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Monday's Muddle on Tuesday

I didn't write my usual Monday post yesterday because I took some time off. Yeah, me, who doesn't have enough time to get through my eternal to-do list. Yesterday was the DH's birthday, and it was the big 5-0 so of course we needed to celebrate it. We spent the day in Williamsburg and enjoyed lunch and a walk among the colonial trappings. I miss living there - it's so quiet, even during the peak tourist season. I don't miss how easily it is to get lost while driving around town, but maybe if I'm fortunate enough to retire we can find a place up there.

I had a weird dream the other night, too. A Doctor Who dream, which I rarely have, so I'm glad to have remembered parts of this one. I was a companion and River Song was there, and while Twelve was outside doing something the two of us slipped into the TARDIS. Before I realized it, we were floating away and leaving him behind. Neither one of us had control of the ship.

I turned to River Song and said, "If he asks, we'll blame this on Clara." I pushed a button and brought us back. The Doctor didn't say anything, but took us for a ride into a future where somebody had built a theme park on the moon, where unofficial Gay Days were going on. Like at Disney. The Doctor says, "We should go there," and pulls in the TARDIS.

Here's where it got weird: somewhere along the line we get separated. I'm in an admission line and while I have a ticket I have to wait for my name to be called to enter this park. People arriving after me are getting in first, which pisses me off (perhaps a clue to real issues) until finally I'm told they've reached their cap for the day. I have to come tomorrow to use my ticket, and the park people put me in one of their resorts for the night. Next thing I know I'm waking up in a cell-like room with the feeling something bad is going to happen. That's when I wake up.

I used to keep track of my dreams to interpret them, and I imagine there's quite a bit I could get out of this one to apply to real life. I'd hate to think the Doctor and River Song were intentionally trying to ditch me, though. :(

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Slowly, slowly, I am whittling away at a short for Sexy To Go, Volume 6. The team is voting on a cover graphic now, and I think they are leaning toward a couple this time instead of Solo Sexy Guy. I suppose it's fine if the majority of stories are M/F pairings. Mine is another M/M in the Sylvester Street universe, but it's semi-historical. By that, I mean it's set in the 80s and is a precursor to the final novella in the main trilogy. I haven't figured out a title for it yet. Sly Foxes is #1, Sly Vs. Sly will be #2, and I am leaning toward I, Sly as the third.

While that's going on, I just turned in my edits for Daring Destiny, which is part of the First Lady Love all F/F anthology. Cover is coming, I'm told, so I can't wait to show it off. I'll need to decide when to release the story on its own, if at all.

Priority now, though, are a few books to edit/proof. I've had the pleasure of previewing Bridget Midway's Slave To Love, which is the sequel to Love My Way. The first book was about a woman who joins an elimination TV show for a Dom searching for his new submissive. Slave To Love turns the tables, now the show focuses on a new submissive looking for a Dom, or Domme. If you've read any of Bridget's books, you will want to read this one. I know all the hype this summer is about that other book (you know the one), but Slave To Love deserves its own hype. It's long, but it reads so quickly, it drew me in that well.

On top of this, I'm helping tidy up new releases for other authors. I'll be sharing them soon. :)




Monday, June 1, 2015

Monday Muddle: First of the Month

The first of the month is always nutty for me. At the day job the old ads come down and the new ones go up, along with the new sales. June has the added busyness of a new release. THE SWEETEST DARE is now out at All Romance, and already it has the silver star. I'm happy for that, and hope readers enjoy the story. The follow-up is in the works, so that this story may go to print.

There are ten other Out For You stories from ARe Books and I have read them all. I hope you will, too. It's a great group of authors this time around.


This being June 1 and the anniversary of the Sgt. Pepper album, I usually get out my turntable and play my vinyl, but the plug to the record player is missing. I had to compromise and listen digitally, but I listened to the mono version. I know some prefer stereo, but mono is the way to go with this particular Beatles album.


One day I'll post more on this particular album, how it seems to change with each fresh listen.

As for reading, I'm in the middle of several books as I wind down some of my reading challenges. I'm working on Cress from the Lunar Chronicles, and Up the Down Staircase for a POPSUGAR challenge. I have some new romance I need to read, plus some editing work to finish. I hope to have a cover reveal ready soon for First Lady Love. I believe the publisher is looking at mid-June for a release. It's going to get busy this summer!