Monday, 5 October 2015

On the TBR Pile

It came to me attention recently (aka I noticed my GR to-read number) that I have a lot (a lot) of books on my TBR (if you’re not familiar this is To Be Read) and I thought…why not show some of these off, maybe you can tell me if I really should read something or not to bother

Flowers For Him by Marie Sexton & Rowan Speedwell
William’s Heart by Meredith Russell
Hard Ride by Danni Keane
Crossing The Line (Out of Bounds) by Megan Slayer

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Saturday, 3 October 2015


Week 112 Our Sexy Date

“So have I?” he asked as he stood with Sean under the water, clean and free.
“Huh?” Sean kissed James, just because he could.
James smiled. “You believe me yet?”
Sean felt a butterfly open its wings inside his stomach as his toes dances along the tiled floor and his fingers grabbed a little tighter on James hips.
“That’s okay, you will.”
James smile was a little watery as he leaned forward and took Sean’s mouth in a way that could only be described as a promise, which tasted of forever.

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Friday, 2 October 2015

April's Interlude

This is an excerpt of something Bronwyn and I are working on together. Sneak peek. You saw it here first!

(Please note that this is an unedited Excerpt)

WIP Excerpt

He decided to walk as the air eased his aches just a little and the sounds of the city around him calmed his nerves. He stuck his hands in the pockets of his hoodie to warm them. There was a slight chill in the air even though the sun was out. The nearest café was just two blocks away, easy walking distance from his apartment.
He had his head down and didn’t lift it even when he heard a horn beep. That was a common enough sound in the city and didn’t necessarily mean it was meant for him.
It wasn’t until a second later, when he heard his name being shouted, that he finally looked up. Scott had the window down on the passenger’s side of the car.
“What are you doing, babe? Need a ride somewhere,” Scott asked.
Johan hesitated to even answer. The only thing that was going through his mind was the picture Scott made last night with his condom covered cock waving around like a damn flag as he tried to explain himself.
How were they supposed to come back from that? It seemed impossible now that he was looking at Scott, who happened to be fully clothed at alone in the car at the moment. All Johan saw was how Scott was yesterday.
“Naw, I’d rather walk,” Johan said. He watched as Scott’s window went up. Johan sighed and turned, walking away from his ex-whatever-the-hell-they-were. Ex-friend probably described them best. After all, they were friends for several years before they decided to start dating. Not best friends or anything, but still close enough that they hung out on occasion. Mostly, the hanging out part had included Vince. They were both better friends with Vince then they were with each other.
He thought this little encounter with Scott was finished. Seeing him the morning after, what he was starting to refer to as ‘the incident’, was probably too soon anyway. But he heard a car door slam shut and then Scott said, “Wait up, Babe.”
He might have told Scott he would sleep on it and think about things. Instead, he had drunk way more than he should after ‘the incident’ and didn’t think about Scott at all, except for the mental snapshot he took of the man in his mind climbing off of Hank. The little shit.
Johan stopped just long enough for Scott to catch up with him.
“I was coming to your apartment to see you,” Scott said as he walked beside him. Scott tried to take his hand, but Johan pulled away, putting it in the pocket of his hoodie. Scott sighed, but didn’t say anything.
“I wasn’t home.”
Scott didn’t say anything for the longest time. The silence was uncomfortable as the turned the corner for the small café.

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Cover Reveal: A Solitary Man

A Solitary Man by Shira Anthony & Aisling Mancy
Publishing on the 6th of November by Dreamspinner Press
Contemporary LGBT (MM) Mystery/Thriller Romance
Heat Level of 3/5
Word count: 96,775

Sparks fly when Chance meets tall, sexy Xav at a Wilmington bar and they have the hottest one-nighter of their lives. But Chance doesn’t do repeats, Xav seems detached, and they go their separate ways without a word. Two months later, when closeted Assistant District Attorney C. Evan “Chance” Fairchild meets Dare’s Landing’s newest deputy sheriff, Xavier “Xav” Constantine, Evan isn’t only wary. He’s irritated as hell.

Xavier is a former FBI agent turned deputy sheriff who is hot on the trail of a South American child prostitution ring. Evan is fighting to put an end to rampant cocaine trafficking and chafing under the thumb of an election-hungry boss. When someone tries to kill the thirteen-year-old witness who holds the key to both their investigations, they’re forced to work together as they put their lives on the line to protect him. As Chance and Xav collide in heat of a sweltering North Carolina summer, dodging bullets and chasing bad guys isn’t the only action going on.



Thursday, 1 October 2015

Cover Beauty

Art sells the book; it’s the first thing we see, and some we’ll buy just from appeal.

Cover Artist Shobaba Appavu
Sidecar by Amy Lane

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

From the Backlist

These are the book, probably most of them found on my GR recommended reads, because I never heard of them before, and maybe neither have you

Pretty Poison by Kari Gregg
Published 15th of December 2013 by Kari Gregg
Paranormal Romance

Deadly poison…or exquisite cure?

Noah fell from an eighth story balcony as a toddler, cracking open his skull and shattering his body. The accident would’ve killed a human, but even shifter blood can’t heal some damage. After the pack recommended a mercy killing, Noah’s family ran. But there’s no outrunning the mating pact formed before Noah’s birth.

Wade, the new alpha, chooses an adult Noah to fulfill the pact. Wade believes the previous alpha was a fool to reject Noah as a weak and inferior wolf, but Noah’s family was wrong to hide him and starve his wolf, too. Human doctors with human medicines are poison to shifter physiology. Now that Noah is fully grown, halting his shift to retain the pins, plates, and bars holding him together hurts rather than helps him, and for Wade, more than Noah’s recovery is at stake.

Noah’s family sacrificed everything to keep him alive. Noah will do whatever it takes to save them—including mate with the alpha who is determined to correct past mistakes and defeat old prejudices contaminating the shifter community.

Too bad some still believe Noah is the true poison…and should be culled from the pack for good.

Content Warnings: Dubious consent, shifter knotting/tying, and Nerf gun assassination attempts. Ereaders (and you) may spontaneously combust–-Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Inside Encounter Space series

I need to take a minute out to chat to you all about my sci-fi book.
A lot of this chat is mostly me trying to come to turns with the direction it’s taking as I write book 2.
I need a moment to clear my head. I need a moment to think. I need a moment to explain to you all what’s happening

Book 1 had a big problem. I knew going into publishing that the story was Stockholm syndrome and so really it shouldn’t have surprised me when it go flagged. It did however because once that start I didn’t actually link it.

I should have yes, and it took another author to point out the mistakes. There was a lot of them in that book. I am grateful to her.

Taking it down I rewrite parts of, simple part and opened up a series.

If you wish to read an unedited version of the first book, click the here

I know, you already know this, but I need to start at the beginning so bear with me please.

Originally I labelled the series erotica. Because to me it as just about sex, but honestly can a book be erotica when it’s only got one sex scene?

Book two is going to be bigger, but on the other hand there is most likely going to be no sex. The story just…well it just doesn’t sit well for it to be included. I would have to write a lot more then I’ll even begin to plan. These stories are short, and though his one is def going to be over 6K as it’s 5K now I have no real plans of it being much over that. I’m going to get to a point of where the trust comes in and then stop.

People are going to hate me for this.

But hell, people will for the series itself anyway.

And just so we are clear it’s not going to be a theme even though all the men are going to be coming from the same place. This is just a character thing and…I’d say more but I really don’t want to be giving away the plot.

Secondly I have realised that my stories, though set in space are much more…contemporary in nature. I’m not using different names for things, a mate is a mate. I’m keeping the world building very simple, allow most things to be brought back to what we know.

I just can’t write sci-fi different. Hell, I don’t want to, especially not with this series, as I’m hoping most won’t make it past 6K and if they do they will def not make it over 10K. it’s not really the point to them

So they will now be labelled contemporary sci-fi romances and I will label my book that don’t have sex in them.

Why you ask? Because I think it’s probably needed. I don’t really see the reason for most labels that run around. 90% of them are “anal intercourse” and darling it’s an mm erotica of course it’s got anal. Worse is the books that truly need them, like ones that include on page rape, or water or blood play, don’t.

Most people who read romance. No that’s not fair. A few. Some? Read romance for the sex it’s what they want, and the fact that the first book has sex in it and the second wont will make some pissy people, so why not label it. Why not get that out of the way in the blurb. You want sex, well this book has none in that. At least that way if I ever get bad reviews bitching to me that there was no sex in it, then I can just raise a brow and move alone. Really it’s one thing to bitch when you’ve not read the full blurb. I get it. I generally don’t read the whole thing because authors have gotten into the habit of using there synopsis as a blurb and I don’t actually want to know the whole story before I read it. I read the first paragraph and if there’s a warning I read that.

On the review front it’s actually surprising or not so much that the book is only average 2.80. I won’t go in and read the reviews because I know what they are saying. The book is bad. Editing everything. I didn’t know until I had a person I trust read it for me but by then over 200 people had already downloaded it.

I still think that’s a pretty good average for the people who have read and reviewed it. I’m not sure if that’s everyone, it was (and will be again, maybe). I am thinking of going in and seeing if I can add to it, but then maybe not as I want them both with my editor by the end of the month so that they can come out in Jan. it’s not really a must but I like to give at least 3 months and I’m already behind schedule.
At most it’s only 16K and I think I’ll be able to get that through editing reasonably quickly. It will very much depend on how my editor is going and how the books are written. Taking A Stand was hard to edit mostly because it was written is a very unique way. The rest of what I write isn’t so bad.

Anyway. I think that’s enough rambling on this subject. That’s’ for sticking around. Oh and if you’re so inclined I’d love to hear your thought on no sex in your romances.