Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Me: Taking A Stand

So this is one of the guest posts I had for my books tour. Hope it helps those who didn’t follow along but would like to know more

Paranormal Erotica

I wrote this book. Okay, that’s probably not where I should start, as I already had the idea to it. but the fact was it became the length it did was because I wanted to submit to a charity anthology (which didn’t happen, for reason, well I’m not sure why) and so I had a bit of a guide I needed to stay in, one of which was dark erotica. Only I can’t really do that, and yet I can…. Confused, yeah I feel your pain.

Here’s the thing, I tend to write my paranormal creates in a darker light. Not in the way that I would label it ‘dark’. They are bloody and probably straddles the line, but I see dark as being more … well actually I’m not sure, maybe what I’ve written is. You’ll have to read it and get back to me. Its’ not the point I tend to not be able to write my paranormal creates in a light a fluffy way. They tend to not see things in a human light, in a way that doesn’t allow killing and gore and all those others things that humans’ shy away from. In a way I tend to write them as if the animal in then has taken over more of their minds. They will do anything to survive.

This has that edge to it. Lots of blood and pain. A lot of questionable thoughts and ideals and yet there is a romance tucked into the submission and the pain. There’s a point of bonding and a lover who wants more from him then what he’s got, what he’s use to.

Basically the book is about Dem, my werewolf, becoming who he was always meant to be. To let go of what others what of him and that’s the romance. I think I did a great job, honestly, think this is one of the best books I’ve written. But don’t take my word for it, check it out.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Read Last Week

Not much read again this week, honestly all I’ve done is re-read 2 or 3 Charlie Richards Wolves of Stone Ridge/Kontra’s Menagerie/A Paranormal’s Love/A Loving Nip a day. I honestly have no idea where I'm actually up to as I'm reading it in written order

I pre-ordered Andrew Grey’s Turning the Page, I’m getting it in paper, because I’ve not got one from Andrew and it’s a pretty cover with one of my buzz word troupes

I believe that’s all, but next week will be better as I’ll actually start keeping track again

Friday, 22 July 2016

Randomness Friday

April Kelley and I are starting something different, instead of blog swapping we will be answering questions along with sharing bits of our research into 2nd BonyDee Press challenge; click name for rules

Please, after reading below, go and check out April’s Post

Where do you live and what’s it like?

I was born and raised in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia, and now I’m raising my own children in the same area.
It’s a beautiful place, like yeah I’ve been here for so long I’m of the type of mindset that if you’ve seen one lookout you’ve seen them all, which is actually the truth or semi truth because it’s more like, if you’ve seen 2 lookouts you’ve see them all – three, maybe…

The Blue Mountains is, as you’d guess a mountain range that has the gross valley on one side a national forest on the other and the plans on what’s left. So as you can guess that’s pretty much all you see whenever you got to a lookout. And we have a shit load.

So clearly where I live is pretty, it’s a tourist trap for a reason, and therefore it’s quite boring for a person to grow up around. That to and the trains run hourly if there on time (generally not) and you want to get your licence as early as possible.

But beautiful. Truly. See the pictures I’ve provided.

I grew up with learning problems that didn’t really effect my life until I hit high school, where I made certain I got rid of the only friend who would have seen my depression and been sad at my passing and became friends with some of the worse people around.

Okay, that’s not true. They were just bitches. We were bitches. I gave as good as I got.

I was shy, maybe a little awkward, though mostly unique in a way I could never hide and I’m not sure I every truly made an effort. I’m very good at not seeing what I didn’t want to and a lot of what I was seeing settled in deep.

I started smoking in year 6 (primary, around 12) and really started at the beginning of year 7 (high school, 12). Drinking started at the end of that year and steadily got worse.

Did I tell you how boring the area I lived in was?

Now I might have been shy but I stood up for myself, I didn’t back down and may or may not have been called a crazy chick. I’m not sure on these facts as far as I remember it never happened to my face.

It was and still is very white. But this is the place that was in a way founded by bikers and hippies. Though I’m sure there are a lot of church nuts and I do believe a cult of some sort lives at the top. I use to go to the pub chopper read would visit one his way over the mountains. It might be sad how proud we are of that fact but we are (or were in my time).

It’s a quiet place to live, close to a point that someone knows someone who knows someone. When I started dating my partner we had that fun of my dad knowing someone who knew him and probably learnt things he didn’t need to know about him. But that didn’t stop him from welcoming him into the family, so maybe it wasn’t that bad.

I guess it was a good place to live. I only ever went to 2 funerals of teens I knew that died. One closer than the other. Which was a plus, believe me, as we tried our best to skirt the edge of death. Pushed as far as we could. Though I was lucky that I didn’t get into one of the groups that found themselves in jail (though I know a far few people who visited the lovely place as inmates).

My look back is that I was bored and a bitch. That’s my teen live living where I did, however I was lucky. So much luckier than most as I didn’t have anything in my past other than boredom and for the fact was that we were very sheltered. I only know one person whose father died and one who got a devoice up until I hit high school and no as much was known about those people.

Anyway, that’s what me, maybe you learnt something, maybe not, I’ve never kept my past a secret. 


Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Let's Start This Up Again

Generally speaking I haven’t done anything, anything for a long time. and that means this month, or two actually is going to be pretty full.

I need to beta read a 72K book, which I’m not sure why I agreed to but I have and I want it done before you’ve read this, but have till the end of the week

I have to write Flipped 1 which is 4/20K. It shouldn’t be that hard as the plot is set I just have to write it, and it’s fun, I can’t wait to see what the characters are like when I put them into a situation they aren’t ready for

Then I have to write Encounter Space, it’s 20K and I’m hoping to write books 3 & 4 as they are only meant to be around 10K each and I really want them both done.

Then I have another beta read to read, which I really really want to read. I’ve read a chunk of it and it’s also like book 3 in the series and yeah but that’s not until around the August mark, maybe

THEN I’ve gotta finish the last read of Different (I’m on chapter 8) so that it can go into editing because I want in print and at my doorstep around the first week of Dec, if not earlier.

And that’s my month. got more to finish afterward, lots more but that’s for another day

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Sorta Read Last Week

There is a hope that I will soon be able to make up for the lost time and show you the books I’ve read and or bought through the spear time. but honestly it’s just too much hard work for a computer that isn’t wanting to be working, but I feel I need to start blogging again and so here I am, trying my best to start again.

Mostly in the break, I’ve read 90% of the Hammer series by Sean Michael, yep all those novels, which isn’t the best as I have a whole heap but instead of reading them, I bought new ones and read those instead.

I have also caught up on the Wolves of Stone Ridge and all spin-offs by Charlie Richards, which was 5 books, some I liked more than most. Now I’m heading into a slow re-read of the rest of the series while I try and catch up on the huge amounts of stuff I’ve got to do. Honestly I don’t have time for recreational reading, which is makes re-reading a much easier option

I know there must be a few random books in between and I also know I’ve done some beta reading, but I can’t truly remember them.

Anyway, that’s all I have for today, I’ll try my best to get either a new version or to just continue with the old way. I’m not sure yet but honestly with my computer how it is now I’m not able to do that type of thing.

Friday, 1 July 2016

Guest April Kelley with Tanner & Shade

Here's a little excerpt from the next Demon Elite books that April Kelley has coming out. Just to set up the scene so everything makes sense: Shade and Tanner are in a relationship. Tanner is mute and has to use ASL to communicate. This scene is about them trying to deal with their feelings for another man, Finn O'Reilly.

This is an M/M/M Contemporary Romance

After the comment Justin made about Finn, Shade figured Tanner would want to have it out one way or another. It didn’t surprise him when Tanner pulled him into Derek’s office, which wasn’t being used at the moment. Shade shut and locked the door behind him and pressed Tanner against the door, needing to feel the man’s body against his own. The familiarity of it was comfortable and put Shade at ease.
Everything was about to change between them and he wasn’t sure if it would be good or bad.
He knew Tanner well enough to know he’d let Shade go if he thought it would be best for them both. Tanner always thought he was the reigning authority on what Shade needed, but not this time. Shade was prepared to argue his case.
Now that we have problem number one moving in a positive direction, it’s time for problem number two.
“I know, baby.” He cupped Tanner’s cheek and met his gaze. “Before you say whatever it is you think you need to say, I want you to know that you are my everything. Please, don’t forget that.”
I’m not the only one, though.
Shade pressed his forehead to Tanner’s and closed his eyes.
Tanner tapped him to get his attention a second later and signed, you’re in love with Finn too.
”I’m attracted to him.”
You’re lying to yourself.
Shade turned to him. “I won’t act on it, Tanner. You know I’d never cheat on you.”
Maybe you should.
“I won’t do that and you know it.”
I’m telling you too.
“I fucking got that, Tanner. I just don’t get why you’re telling me too.”
Tanner looked away and didn’t say a word.
“No. You don’t get to say that to me and then just expect me to do what you say. This time you’re going too far. When I say I love you, I mean it and you know that. Not just the hearts and flowers love either, but the bone deep kind that digs in. And now every single day I worry about losing you because everything I love always goes up in flames, literally. So, you don’t get to push me away.”
Tanner’s eyes widened. I’m not giving up on you. That’s not what I want.
“That’s not what I want either.” Shade cupped Tanner’s cheeks and studied his gaze for long seconds. “Look, we can figure this out without it destroying us. Yes, I have a thing for Finn. Okay, I admitted it. But why is this all on me? You have a thing for him too. You forget one thing, Tanner. I can read you like a damn book. I know you’re at least attracted to him.”
Tanner nodded.
“Either we do something about it together or not at all.”
Tanner’s eyes widened and his mouth fell open. That’s not a decision that should be made lightly.
“No shit. And I’m not saying we should act on anything at all ever. What I’m saying is that whatever happens you and I are still solid. Always.”
Tanner nodded and looked away. Shade could count on one hand how many times he had seen Tanner cry. “Aww, baby. I’m sorry. Whatever I said, I’ll make it right.”
You just did, Tanner signed against his thigh.

Tanner & Shade by April Kelley
(Demon Elite #4)
Published N/A
Contemporary Action MMM Romance

Finnigan O’Reilly is a magnet for all the wrong men and this time he has really screwed up when his attraction involves two men in a relationship…with each other.

Finn made a big mistake once and he’s still paying for it. Not only was the man already married to someone else, turns out, he’s also a psychopath who is still hunting him. He thinks he’s safe enough at the lakehouse mansion, though. After all, he does live with a group of assassins and each one would do just about anything to protect him, especially two very special men that Finn should not be looking at with dreamy eyes. When his past catches up with him in a local park, its Shade and Tanner to his rescue. He doesn’t intend to make the same mistake twice, but intentions go right out the window when it comes to these two Demon Elite members.


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