Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Cover Beauty #13

Art sells the book; it’s the first thing we see, and some we’ll buy just from appeal.
 
 
Artist Meredith Russell
The Last Wolf by Sue Brown

Monday, 24 November 2014

Coming To an End – November series

We are at the long end of this brilliant month of moustache growth, we are at the point that our men have something impressive to cover their upper lips, and maybe thinking of styling ideas for the week ahead. Yet, we all know when the time runs out, they shave it all off.
 
I want to thank everyone who supported me. I’m not sure how much it was, but I know It’s not a lot, which is fine, because my plan is, and has always been going in as I wish to stay and every year, the whole series will go into donations.
 
So let’s go into a round up for this book, a month in.
 
Like I said not many people have bought it, I understand why, I’m new, there isn’t anything I can do for that. Add that I self-published it, along with the fact that I didn’t blanket promote, hell, I pretty much forgot the book existed, which is horrible since I loved this book so much.
 
So, in conclusion the unsuccessfulness of this book lays on my feet alone, and I can live with that.
 
With that sadness aside, I have had some wonderful reviews from the book, most of which teared me up when I first read them, and I’m sure they will again when I reread them.
 
 
I liked the end one the note that though I defiantly dropped the ball on things this time around, it doesn’t mean my love for this book hasn’t shined through every single word. that I didn’t take my time making sure this wasn’t a risk, it’s not a risk to read this book. it shows that you can beat prostate cancer and come out in nearly the same condition as you went in.
 
I wanted a love story, and I believe that’s what I’ve give you all. It’s just the problems with being a newbie, writing a short story, which I think probably helped a lot as I didn’t draw out the disease. And you get a long happy ever after as a result. You can love my characters because they’re going to be there when you’re done.
 
Thanks to everyone who bought the book, I’ll do better next year, as I’m hoping in a whole it will sit better, being as book 2 isn’t written yet, and even if I did write it, right now, it would be ready in a week, rather than take me months.
 
Anyway, have a look at what others see what other have to say, it may be just what you’re looking for in a sweet loving story to get you in the Christmas mood.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Saturday, 22 November 2014

#MySexySaturday week 69


This week’s theme is sexy thanksgiving. It then goes on to say “we know what you’re thinking” but I honestly have no clue what Thanksgiving is about, only from what I’ve seen on telly, and I haven’t truly paid any attention to it.
not my country. Not my traditions.

Tho the gist is its about family time. With the added “sexiness” involved. Which I’m guessing could be wanting to start a family, reintroducing yourself to your family, that sort of connections. I have only one person who can’t back into the fold of his family, and so here’s a snippet from Moonlit Wolves 5: A Werewolf’s Howl  

And… let’s all keep a secret and not count how many paragraphs I just put up

 
A cold hairy body woke Brad up when it crawled into bed and snuggled up behind him.
“Fuck, babe,” Brad muttered as he pulled it close around him. “Whatcha have, an ice shower?”
Kyle’s sleepy slur was barely legible as he spoke into Brad’s hair. “Pretty much. Wanted to get to you.”
“Oh…how sweet,” he even managed to say without cracking up.
“Come on, babe.” Kyle sounded more awake as he rolled Brad onto his back. “Let it out before you crack a rib.”
Brad’s smile was so wide as Kyle’s head came down and captured them in a kiss that heated up everything in Brad. Fingers touched cool hairy skin, gripping at it, pulling Kyle in closer. He needed him to be closer to him.
“So when are we leaving?” Kyle mumbled as they broke apart for air.
“Huh?” Yeah, huh?
“When are we leaving for your place? I can come, right?”
“What will ya do for work?” Just react. Remember, think later, when there’s time.
Kyle shrugged. “I can work here, right? You don’t live that far away.”
“Just like that.”
“Just like that.” He pressed a light kiss to on Brad’s lips. “Fuck, babe, I’ve been dreaming of just this for years.”


And onto the pimping and other random facts linked to this hop

Friday, 21 November 2014

Payhip Account

I decided to give Payhip a try, by adding my books, I’m not sure if it’ll even work, but I like the idea of having an option. At any rate, in the long run I’d love nothing more than to have my own site for sales, so why not start as I wish to go forward.
 
And, well, as an added bonus each book will be discounted, just as an added bonus
 
Love Without Knowing It at $1.50 : https://payhip.com/b/WlQa
 
Running Scared at $0.50 : https://payhip.com/b/tmlD
 
 
If you wish for a different file, please tell me and I’ll add it for you (I’m currently only using the 3 main file types)
 
The rest of the plan
 
I have always wanted to have something that was just coming to me. I understand the idea isn’t great, that people probably won’t bother. Mostly I’ll put these to Amazon buyers, as they love Amazon for it’s one click buy option.
 
I, as a consumer, don’t like Amazon for that reason, I don’t like using me credit card, and I hate that I’ve had to put it in. it’s for you guys who might like a different option, or just the one that comes with a discount on all my own titles year round.
 
At the moment each title will display itself on the payhip site for 50cents cheaper, than anywhere else because I’m mostly not smart enough to figure out a % and I thought it was a good deal. Like I said, we’ll see how things move from here, and I’ll update you in 6 months’ time when I know what’s what.
 
I also have this plan, if I can get books ready faster for the future, where they just sit and wait, to have them appear on payhip first, they will have that added discount, and then, a week later, or so they will go up everywhere else. I’d like for payhip to be my pre-order site, you want it straight away this is where you’ll get it from, you want it anywhere else, and you’ll have to wait.
 
Like I said, it’ll be a wait and see kind of deal. Awkwardly though because I’m technically a no one, there is that longer wait for people to want to read me enough that they can’t wait, and I understand and know I’m not anywhere near there yet. If I will ever become it.
 
But as I’ve said above, I’m going in as I plan to be, so unless something happens with payhip, it will stay and I’ll trug through until you all notice the greatness of my presales.

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because I saw it on facebook last weekend and couldn't stop myself.
 
 

Thursday, 20 November 2014

From the Backlist #11

The books that were forgotten in the rush of all things new, or just weren’t loved on as much as they should have been, these are our genre’s backlist, maybe you’ll find something old to love like it’s new
 
 
My Roommate’s a Jock? Well, Crap! by Wade Kelly
First Published 31st of December 2012 by Dreamspinner
Contemporary LGBT Romance
 
It's easy to become cynical when life never goes your way.
 
Cole Reid has been a social recluse since he was fifteen, when he was outed by his high school baseball team. Since then, his obsessive-compulsive behavior and sarcastic nature have driven away most of the population, and everyone else hates him because he's gay. As he sees it, he's bound to repulse any prospective friends, let alone boyfriends, so why bother?
 
By the time Cole enters college, he's become an anal-retentive loner—but it's not a problem until his roommate graduates and the housing department assigns Ellis Montgomery to move in with Cole. Ellis is messy, gorgeous, straight, and worst of all, a "jock"!
 
During a school year filled with frat buddies, camping expeditions, and meddling parents, Cole and Ellis develop a friendship that turns Cole's glass-half-empty outlook on its head. There must be more to Ellis than a fun-loving jock—and maybe Cole's reawakening libido has rekindled his hope for more than camaraderie
 

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

The Importance of Meaning – A November series post

Why is this important to you? What makes it special? What do you hope other will get out of this book?  
 
The November series is the first book I have ever written and published that has meant this much to me. I’m not saying my other ones hadn’t been important, but they didn’t give me butterfly just because they exist.
 
I wrote this book at the beginning of the year right before I started editing for the Moonlit Wolves series, it was around my first writers block. Okay, so maybe not my first as I have this thing of not writing when my children are home, and they had been on school holidays for 3 weeks by the time my fingers itched and I had to write, but nothing was coming to mind.
 
I did a list, which had me interested in the research, and once I started reading the story just flowed from me.
 
I have been in love with it ever since. I’ve worked extra hard to try and get it as perfect as possible, but I fear. I fear more than I probably will with other in the series, because I wrote it before I fully understood the industry, and I mean understand it in a way that can only come by public opinion.
 
I haven’t written this book, nor will I write the series, in a way to tell you the technical happenings for each health problem, for one, because I haven’t experiences most of them first hand, and for another reason because no every experiences the same thing.
I also wanted it to be more about the emotions, more about the people around the sick person, the caregivers.
I want to bring out the most stressful moments, the ones we tend to forget or look over because they were hard and yet they were selfish moments, but they are just as important as the surgeries or treatments, meetings and programs. Those silent moments of complete loss and selfishness are just as important and they are something we all feel and even though we still, won’t feel comfortable with them, we are allowed to know others are feeling it too.
 
This one, especially is about a man who is scared shitless of being trapped, but becomes more so at being left alone. He becomes an emotional outlet, a rock in ways he never thought he’d be able to do. And he allows himself to feel love for a man he’s been falling for since the moment they met.
 
And yeah, that might be a spoiler in some people’s eyes, but this is a HEA romance, what else was meant to happen, lol