Friday, July 8, 2016

Enchanted Soles is Here!

Hello, hello! I return with happy news, my friends. Yesterday saw the release of a super-fun anthology of stories from editor Sasha L. Miller of Less Than Three Press: Enchanted Soles!

The theme of this collection is, as you might suspect, magical shoes. But it's more than that! It's also about my favorite thing in the whole world: bisexual characters! I've ranted and raved for years about how near and dear bisexual characters are to me and how important good bi representation across all genres and media is. So I'll spare you. 

Instead, I'll just point out that this book has such a wonderful variety of characters and pairings--there's got to be something for everyone, and there's something new for everyone, too. My story, Aelfwear, is a lighthearted, modern take on The Elves and the Shoemaker. Check it out:

Sometimes all it takes is the right pair of shoes...

In Three Nights (A.D. Truax), Synder buys a pair of sandals that have a mind and plan of their own, and drag him to a celebration to which he was not invited—and into the arms of a handsome prince.

Saidah of Dame Fortune (C. Finley) asks her beautiful new wishing boots to take her to her true love, but the simple question has a complicated answer that will take more than magic boots to find.

Heart, Lace, and Soul (Archer Kay Leah) brings together Elly, who seldom removes the psychic boots that let her read and feel the minds of other people in order to help them, and a man her boots cannot read.

In Aelfwear (Katey Hawthorne), Frida is hired to make hideous shoes for a beautiful woman who claims she's out to cause misery for a man who once betrayed Frida's family—but Frida fears she'll wind up being played for a fool a second time.

And Into the Hollowed Veil (A.M. Valenza) is the story of a man who puts on a pair of beautiful red shoes and finds himself in a strange forest helping a beautiful woman rescue the man she loves...

Find it at...

And if you're into bi characters (which, come on, of course!), check out editor Sasha L. Miller's current giveaway for a Bisexual Book Bundle of Badassness

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

I Return--With Clockwork!

With clockwork, not like clockwork, unfortunately. But that's become standard last few months as I had surgery (cervical spinal fusion--two of em--if anyone wonders) that's done me a lotttt of good (I can feel my arms and they don't hurt! I can move my neck! OMG!) and then... Got a dog. Well technically my husband got a dog, but hey. This is Daisy. She's adorkable.

My return to my blog comes with more good news though, as the promised release is here! Check out Blood and Clockwork, my... Hmm I guess I'd call it a clockpunky asexual romance fantasy with lots of mystery? Sure why not!

For a preview, check out my guest blog today at The Novel Approach. It has an exclusive excerpt in which our heroes meet each other for the first time. Also, there's a giveaway for LT3 gift cards, so drop a comment!

Want to jump straight in and grab a copy for yourself? Great! You can find it at the Less Than Three Book MarketAll Romance eBooks, and Amazon.

More news later as I do my blog-hopping thing. Until then, <3 p="">

Friday, January 22, 2016

Friday Update: Blood and Clockwork + Katey Stuff

Hello! Hope everyone enjoyed the Stronger, Better, Faster, More blogging frenzy! Carlin and I had a great time, and thanks to everyone who dropped in to enter our giveaway. The winners have been contacted and if they don't have their prizes yet, they will shortly. ♥

For my next trick, I'm super proud and excited to be a part of Less Than Three's upcoming Solitary Travelers collection of novels and novellas. Check out this gorgeous cover:

Cover by Natasha Snow

Alistair Click set out to lay to rest the superstitious fears about the Mad Prince's clockwork tower. If that meant he might bring the ghost city of Avalonia back to economic life, connecting the western kingdoms once again, so much the better. So what if no adventurer who'd entered the tower in the last century of desolation had ever re-emerged? They didn't have his skill and wit. He could do better.

The tower turns out to be far more than Alistair expected, however. Not only are there clockwork puzzles to open every door, but one of them drops a boy from a strange world into his lap—figuratively speaking, if only just. Marco Murphy was just gaming in his New Jersey apartment, and now he's stuck in what feels like a never ending LARP nightmare.

The deeper they delve into the Mad Prince's tower, the darker the secrets they uncover. They're not entirely sure they'll ever be able to get out again, either. It'll take all Marco's charm and Alistair's cleverness, plus the strange bond growing between them, to get them out together... and alive.

Yyyyyeah, clockwork fun... and freakiness,  but hey. Excerpts and stuff coming soon, and the book happens in march. For now, if you pre-order there's a discount ;)

And in closing, I'm finally getting my horrible spine fixed up today. That means I'll be slow on communication for the next few weeks, unfortunately, but I will be around. Just don't sweat it if I take a few days to get with the program. ♥

Friday, January 8, 2016

SBFM Blog Tour and Giveaway + cuties

Well the Stronger, Better, Faster, More blog tour ends today. Here's the rundown if you missed out on some of the stuff:

I definitely recommend taking a look at Carlin's post on creating Beau's backstory and the choices we made for him, as it's a very meaningful one. Also it was nice to get to talk about one aspect of writing a desi character and using Diwali in the story, one of my fave holidays.

A comment on any of them will get you two entries in our giveaway, too, so don't forget. You could buy BOOKS with that prize! HUGE :D Meanwhile, please enjoy these cuties....

Beau and Vel by Astro

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Stronger, Better, Faster, More, NOW~

Come get it while it's hot! ... Okay, so this book probably has enough hot to go around, but still. Stronger, Better, Faster, More, my superhero project with the wonderful Carlin Grant, is now live! Check the link for excerpts, one of which is, by the way, NSFW so be warned!

So far it's available at Loose Id, obviously, and Amazon, but I'll add to its page as more appear. Be sure and check out our lil blog tour, starting today over at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words, for a chance to win a gift card to buy alllll the books! Tomorrow we'll see you over at Joyfully Jay, and on New Years Eve we're partying with The Novel Approach.


Sunday, December 27, 2015

SBFM Pre-orders are here!

Stronger, Better, Faster, More pre-orders are here--and for a very limited time--as in while LI is having today's sale--they're not JUST the usual 10% off, but also an extra 30%! Great time for a bargain, right? Treat yourself to a lil post-holiday hotness ♥

More news coming soon, along with the winners of the K&T Holiday Giveaway, but here we goooooo!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Holiday giveaway time!

It's my co-author Jenna Rose's birthday--plus the holidays! Two great excuses to give gifts, right? That's why this week we're doing...

We're giving away two prize packs, each of which contains:

  • A hand-stamped Moleskine cahier pocket journal, complete with John's own Kanaan & Tilney investigations logo!
  • An "I'm a Marshmallow" pin, to remind you of what a burnt marshmallow grouchy pants sweet pea Lowell is.
  • A $10 gift card to Loose Id!

Check it out here, over at Jenna's Blog, or at Love Bytes--thanks for letting us drop in and interview the boys, Dani! (Seriously check that interview out, because it reveals the MYSTERIOUS ORIGINS of Lowell wanting to be a detective.)

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