Wednesday, April 9, 2014

WiP Wednesday

It's been a while since I've done this, but I think it's time for a WiP Wednesday snippet, this time from Fairy Bound. In this final installation, Tam and Aeron's last adventure in Faerie is coming back to haunt them. As in threatening their home, maybe their very existence. Not to mention there's still that little issue of reforging their bond...

Tam thought about it for a while, then finally, about halfway home, said, “We could just move.” It was hard to get out, but it was the only solution he could see. It seemed inevitable that Suchi had been telling people—well, the truth. Tam kept a fairy lover at his house in the woods. And he couldn’t blame her, considering what she’d been through. What else could they do?
“I saw that,” said Aeron.
Tam frowned. “Saw what?”
“Under here.” Aeron reached out and tapped Tam on the chest, just to the left. “The way your heart cracked when you said it.”
Tam blinked against a sudden burning sensation in his eyes.
“This has always been your home,” said Aeron, as if it were really that simple. “It will always be your home.”
Tam wanted to agree, wanted to believe. But, “I would choose you over it any day. And there's nothing we can do, if Suchi tells everyone.”
“We're hardly powerless.”
Tam frowned even harder.
Aeron said, “Perhaps I could live in the tree-cellar for a while. My kind prefer underground, after all.”
“For sleeping.” The thought of Aeron hiding himself any more than he did, of him not coming out into the garden, not being able to even stretch his wings when he already couldn’t flybout properly, lit an angry fire in Tam’s middle. He straightened his spine and stuck out his chin, resolved. “No. You're right. We're not powerless. I'm being silly.”
“As usual,” said Aeron, a slight smirk pulling at his pretty lips.
“You love it,” came out before Tam could stop it. They hadn’t said it again, not since that night when Aeron had told him that he didn’t know what love was.
But Aeron just smiled and said, “Yes. I do.”

Drama! Danger! Wingsex! Coming at the end of this month!. I'm off this weekend, but when I return I'll have a cover to reveal. Yay! In the meantime, don't forget Book 1, The Dangers of Fairy Compacts, is totally free, and you can get Book 2, Life as a Fairy Thrall, for just $1.99.

And in other news, in celebration of the new Missed Connections books, LI has put In Distress and Marie Harte's Stepping Out on megasale, so check it out on the Daily Deals page this week.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Weekend Update

Happy Captain America Weekend! Well, that kind of gives away my plans for it, huh? Sadly I was not in the midnight showing crowd last night, but my best friend will be here tonight, and we're going tomorrow, so hey. I win!

A few exciting things are going on right now though, so here's a quick update:

Thing 1. The Blogger Girls were kind enough to host me as a guest blogger this week! I'm here talking about nerdlove... which is a thing of mine, clearly. There's an opportunity to win a copy of In Distress, too, so please check it out. Thanks, Blogger Girls!

Thing 2. While In Distress was making its debut, I've been hard at work on my next book. I'm about a year late on this, for which I apologize (and will continue to apologize) profusely, but at long last the final installment of the Fairy Compacts series, Fairy Bound, is coming together. I'm polishing off the big climax now--and polishing up the rest shortly after, and hope to have to have the special editions to the For Raven contributors before the end of the month.

What's so special about it? Well, it has an extra illustration, of course! Ruxandra Lache, so who so beautifully illustrated Life as a Fairy Thrall, is back on board and wow, are her sketches utterly gorgeous. She's outdone herself again, truly, and I cannot wait to show them to you.

Never fear, though, those who weren't around for the For Raven campaign will still get her cover and two fantastic illustrations in their edition, as with Fairy Thrall, which will be available a week or two later. So definitely hop on board for the end of Tam and Aeron's story. It's a big one, and I'll be talking more about it in the coming days.

Let the Captain America Party begin!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Release day for Eddie and Callum!

Cover by PL Nunn
Yay, In Distress exists! As usual, for the moment it is only available at Loose Id, but Amazon should follow shortly, and others after that. I'll keep this post, the book's page, and the sidebar over there updated as developments unfold.

And I know that's inconvenient for some, but hey, LI has all the formats you need (mobi = prc), plus they're doing an awesome sale on Equilibrium, for those who'd like to see where this whole Superpowered Love thing began. Sam and Hansen for only 2.99. Wowwwww, right?

How shall I celebrate all this fabulousness? Well, with a bottle of prosecco obviously.

Wait no, not til 5 o'clock. Honest. Okay, 4.30. >.>

In the meantime, there's all kinds of great stuff going on. Over at Joyfully Jay, there's "a nice, dirty excerpt" happening along with a contest to win a copy of the book. Thank you for hosting my oh-so-nsfw excerpt today, Jay ♥ and I hope y'all enjoy it.

She said she's reviewing it today too, so I'll update this post --

ETA: Oh look, here it is! A super-thoughtful and fabulous review culminating in 4.25 stars. Thank you so much! /ETA

I'm also over at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words talking about the inspiration for Eddie's story, in all its weirdness, and the Missed Connections collection--and there's a chance to win a copy there, too. Thanks for the spotlight, Melanie ♥

Phew okay! I think that's it for the moment. Woohoo, Missed Connections: In Distress!

ETA 3.30pm: In Distress on ARe. Yay!

ETA: 9.20pm: In Distress on Amazon~

Sunday, March 16, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Means Kelly's the DJ

Jamie and Kellan on St. Pat’s by Astro.

Ah yes, it's time for the return of DJ Kellan--a title Kelly (of Nobody's Hero) doesn't much like, but will live with if it means he gets to listen to loud Paddy Rock and drink all day. For the last two years,  his list has remained the same, but this year Kellan has an all new and improved St. Pat's playlist for everyone. He'll be taking over my tumblr as usual (and the posts will go to twitter, too), for those who'd like to rock Irish-American and/or Canadian and/or Australian and/or whatever Irish transplant and/or actual Irish style.

Both the old and new tracks are in my DJ Kellan tag, but if you just want the new tracks, hit up the DJ Kellan 2014 tag. One track an hour will be posted, plus some of Kellan's typical grouchy commentary. Because Kellan.

On a more serious and personal note, the Sheas--Kellan's large and loud Irish-Catholic family--seem to have struck a chord with some readers. That means a lot to me, because not only did I think people would find them unbelievable, what with all the music-making and large family parties and other hilarity, but because they're directly patterned on my mother's side of the family. Well, except Mom's family had eight kids, not seven, but hey. We've had a lot of really hard hits this year, in particular the loss of two beloved family members in a three month period. We also had good stuff happen--like a big old wedding, which we always make the most of, in between our tragedies. But it's been a hell of an emotional ride.

So while Kelly will be dedicating the occasional song to people in his life, I just want to say that the whole thing is dedicated to my family, just like the book was. We fight and yell and cry and love and always stick together. If I didn't have them, I'd never believe in love enough to actually write about it.

Now excuse me while I listen to loud obnoxious paddy rock and slam Guinness all day tomorrow. (It's a food, too. Really.) I'm sure my cousins are doing the same, scattered as we are.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Excerpts Ahoy

Woohoo, Excerpts from In Distress are up! We had a hard time picking them, but these are two that I think really express the whole tone of the book, which sort of hearkens back to the weirdly fun-loving, fast pace of the Equilibrium days--but with Eddie's special brand of weird. Which, after the emotional roller coaster of Malory's life in Re-entry Burn, was a welcome shift of gears, lemme tell you. They're entitled "The Rescue", which is the very first scene in the book...

So maybe I’ll just blame the fire on italics. Because that stove, oh my God, I don’t know what even happened, but it set some shit on fire about six months later. And there I was, sleeping like a cliché-baby on my futon, dreaming about that guy who plays Jon Snow inGame of Thrones. About him crawling up that giant ice wall with my thighs wrapped around his waist, saving me from the attacking Wildlings. Me shifting my hips (gotta keep warm on the Wall somehow) and whispering into his ear, “Faster, baby. Winter is coming.” 
I have weird dreams sometimes.

And "Hero Reversal", which, well. The book's title makes sense after reading this one, I reckon...

I picked up a pretzel and pointed it at him, narrowing my eyes. “You know what? Fuck you.” 
His mouth fell slightly open. God, it was unfair how pretty his lips were like that. All I could think of was them around my cock last night. Even as my face was flushing with anger for his stupid, highhanded crap, I wanted to yank him under the table and feel them again, right there in the middle of the bar. 
I dipped the pretzel into cheese sauce pointedly, like I was drowning his objections in nacho-flavored goodness, or some other horrible metaphor. Then I bit it off and chewed even more pointedly. Yeah, take that. “You think you’re being noble, don’t you? Protecting me from myself. You say you’re not my knight in shining armor; then you treat me like a damsel in distress.”  
So click on through to read the rest of these bits~

Alas, nothing too hot yet... but that's coming soon. I've got a special one selected to celebrate the release in a few weeks, and it should be fun times. That one, I'm calling 'Forelplay: Cold-Thermal Style'. Those of you who've read Superpowered Love books before can sorta guess what that means. Mwah! ♥

Friday, March 7, 2014

In Distress, covered!

Guys, I cannot deal with these precious babies. I am so pleased to share with you the cover for In Distress, by the one and only PL Nunn!

Cutiessssss! Apparently so cute I have lost my powers of articulation. Whoops. But. Look at them! Gah! Exclamation points!!!!1!1!one!

Excerpts will be arriving soon, and the book itself in just a few weeks. In the meantime, if you want to get to know Eddie and Cal and see where they're headed, head over to the In Distress page for their vital stats and official blurb.

And keep an eye on the Missed Connections page at LI, too, because some of the other stories in the collection are popping up now... So much excitement. I just. I can't.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Re-Entry Reviewed~

So today I had a really nice surprise when I cruised over to MM Good Reviews and spotted Re-Entry Burn's cover! I gotta say, in the middle of a craptastic winter and on the tail end of a taxing year, I was starting to get into my Winter Writer's Funk. Thanks to Thommie at MM Good for pulling me out of it with this incredibly thoughtful review.

Trust me when I say this, you will adore Mal’s voice. You will freaking love him and his point of view. I just couldn’t stop reading once I started and was taken so much by surprise I found myself finishing this book in the early morning hours, exhausted, yet screaming in my head because it ended.

... Okay  I just c&p'd and erased that like five times because I feel ridiculous posting it to my own website, but hey, I am in  need of a pick-me-up, as I say. It's nice to feel like y'all get it. Even when it comes in a package as, uh, difficult as Malory. (Mal sez: I been called way worse by much nicer people.)

So totally check out the review, if you like, or if you want more info about the book, hit up the Re-Entry Burn page here for excerpts, character stats, pretty drawings, etc.


More info about In Distress coming up soon. Mid-Late March release--sooner than it seems when I'm buried in all this snow, still! Yay!