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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Monday, December 14, 2015

Stronger, Better, Faster, More

Sorry for the blog silence, but it's THAT TIME OF YEAR when shit gets real, amiright? I've been super busy with family things (and shopping...), but also with work. Bringing you something new and fresh...

Cover by Mina Carter

... Sorry was distracted by Beau's abs. Ahem.

ANYHOW. This is some serious superhero work right here my friends, let me tell you. Also, you may remember this summer when my co-author Carlin and I were discussing #justbrothings that came out of writing this one. We're super excited about it, because not only do we love superpowers, but we got to write about a mouthy, superspeed desi boy and a sweet southern trans guy with mega-endurance. Daring rescues! Origin stories! Superpowered libidos!

Yeah that just happened. 

For more info, we've got the page set up here. But this one is coming on fast, at the end of December, so get ready for a party Next up, excerpts! ♥

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Blog Takeover II

Hi all!

Katey’s mentioned me a few times, but now I’m hijacking her blog (Thanks, Katey!) to introduce myself. I’m Jenna Rose and I’m Katey’s co-author on Kanaan & Tilney: The Case of the Arms Dealers. You can find me over here, and you can see Katey’s takeover of my own blog yesterday as well. She’s awesome, as you all know already, so go read it and enjoy her awesomeness.

K&T has come a long, long way since Katey and I first dreamed it up. It’s original inception was a joke that turned into countless hours of worldbuilding (just wait ‘til you guys see what we have in store!), writing, and edits upon edits. And, of course, the blog tour, which ends here with me today. I’ll miss it. I’ve had a lot of fun going around and talking about these two weird boys and the world they live in. Here are the stops we made:

The Novel Approach: Worldbuilding
The Prism Book Alliance: Kanaan & Tilney: The Soundtrack
Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words: Authors Interview

Huge thank you to everyone who hosted us! Hopefully, we’ll see many of you again when the next Kanaan & Tilney book comes out. No arms dealers this time around, but we can promise more puns. And thank you, of course, to Katey for letting me kidnap your blog and ramble about, well,  pretty much nothing, really. You are beautiful. (Hah! Gotcha back! Take that :P) Thanks again, everyone!

Kanaan & Tilney: The Case of the Arms Dealers now available from Loose Id, All Romance eBooks, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.


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