Thursday, 26 February 2015

Look at this! Anthony & Leo

Anthony & Leo is on the coming soon page at Dreamspinner! How awesome is that? 

Dreamspinner due out 25th March

Watching Marchant train his new sub leaves Tony unhappy at not having found a Dom of his own. Running Marchant’s BDSM club, Tony sees who the Doms prefer and it isn’t him—too big, too old, and too hairy. When his friend Jordan suggests he look outside the club, Tony’s mind turns to Leo, a man he met in a traffic jam. Tony manages to arrange a date and happily learns Leo is funny, very toppy, and not averse to Tony's lifestyle. As a bonus, Leo sells sex toys. 

When tragedy strikes the club, Tony fears he can’t help the mourning club members, but Leo offers his unwavering support. After such a tough start, Tony believes Leo is the Dom he’s been looking for... until he catches him kissing another man.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Andrew Q. Gordon: New Release and GIVEAWAY

The Last Grand Master


PUBLISHER: DSP Publication

SERIES: Champion of the Gods

RELEASE DATE: 10th February 2015

LENGTH: 370 Pages

BLURB: In a war that shook the earth, the six gods of Nendor defeated their brother Neldin, god of evil. For three thousand years, Nendor and the Seven Kingdoms have known peace and prosperity and Neldin's evil was nearly forgotten.

But then Meglar, wizard king of Zargon, unleashes the dark magic of the underworld and creates an army of creatures to carry out his master's will. One by one, the sovereign realms fall as a new war between the gods threatens to engulf Nendor.

Leading the opposition to Meglar is Grand Master Farrell. Young and untried, Farrell carries a secret that could hold the key to defeating Meglar—or it could destroy the world.

Farrell is joined by Nerti, queen of the unicorns and Miceral, an immortal muchari warrior the Six have chosen as Farrell's mate. As Farrell and his new allies make plans to counter Neldin's evil, Meglar forces their hand when he invades a neighboring kingdom. Rushing to help their ally, Farrell and Miceral find themselves in the middle of the battle. Cut off from help, Farrell attempts an untried spell that will either turn the tide or cost he and Miceral their lives.


AUTHOR BIO: Andrew Q. Gordon wrote his first story back when yellow legal pads, ball point pens were common and a Smith Corona correctable typewriter was considered high tech. Adapting with technology, he now takes his MacBook somewhere quiet when he wants to write.

He currently lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his partner of nineteen years, their daughter and dog.  In addition to dodging some very self-important D.C. 'insiders', Andrew uses his commute to catch up on his reading. When not working or writing, he enjoys soccer, high fantasy, baseball and seeing how much coffee he can drink in a day.

Twitter:  @andrewqgordon


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Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Happy Birthday, Sue

It's my birthday today. I was a bit low about it but hey, it had to happen at some point. I'm 48. Good lord, am I really that old? Sigh.

My day has been quiet. My daughter and I had it all planned but for reasons, she's been an awesome big sister tonight and our plans have been postponed. That's okay. It just means the festivities are spread out. My friend took us all for a cream tea yesterday which I really enjoyed. At some point I'm getting a Chinese takeaway and showing my kids Pride.

Book news: The Next Call is out and has received some amazing reviews. 3 Chicks After Dark made my day.
I’m in awe of many things in this story, but first and foremost it’s how Brown builds a relationship between two people who are physically absent. Their connection is genuine, heartfelt and simply remarkable. I’ll admit to being frustrated by it at times, because it’s clear Mark’s getting attached. He’s trying to have a normal life, and his relationship with Ian demonstrates that, however he has a growing obsession with Ricky’s calls. In fact, these guys live almost completely separate lives the entire book, yet still manage to form an intense emotional connection that doesn’t leave you doubting its sincerity or their sanity, which may even be more remarkable.

I'm still ploughing through In-Decision but I'm so close to the end I can't wait to be able to wrap it up and send it to the editor. It will be somewhere around 42-45k.

Time for me to go to bed. Night all.

Monday, 9 February 2015

Love is Love Blog Hop

What is love? Who defines what love is? 

Love isn't sexual attraction although that maybe part of it. Love isn't being able to marry although that's certainly one way of affirming their commitment. Vivian Boyack and Alice 'Nonie' Dubes have been together for seventy-two years and have finally married in their nineties. 

Over the centuries lawmakers and religious bodies (singlar and plural) have believed they have the right to dictate what is marriage, or rather what marriage is not. Anything outside one man and one woman, or one man and several women in certain societies, is wrong. But in the past love wasn't a consideration of marriage.

Now it's the twenty-first century and at least in Western society, people marry for love. And suddenly laws are changing and some people haven't caught up. They refuse to believe LGBT people can love as truly, madly and deeply as straight people. I refuse to link to any anti-gay sites but it's easy enough to find on Google. It's also easy enough to find stories of gay people who've been together for decades like Vivian and Nonie.

As society slowly realises that allowing two men or two women to love and marry each other is not going to bring down civilisation, so the same people trot out the slippery slope arguments but it's hard to argue that the world is going to end when countries have had same sex marriage for years and strangely enough, God hasn't destroyed them.

Does it make a difference who a guy or girl loves? 

At the moment I think it does. Love is love and we need to see it in all forms.

Mr and Mrs Joe Public need to see guys and girls walking down the road hand in hand.
The young gay teen needs to see people like him.
The older lesbian needs to know she can step out of the closet.  

At the moment it matters but one day it might not. And that day will truly be a victory for love is love.

Prizes and Sponsors:

The prize is a basic Kindle ereader and 42 ebooks!

Hop sponsors:

A.J. Marcus, Aidee Ladnier, Alexa Milne, Amanda Young, Annabeth Albert, Anne Barwell, April Kelley, Brandon Shire, Bronwyn Heeley, C. J. Anthony, Catherine Lievens, Cecil Wilde, Charlie Cochrane, Christopher Koehler, David Connor, DP Denman, Draven St. James, Elin Gregory, Elizabeth Noble, Ethan Stone, Eva Lefoy, H.B. Pattskyn, Hayley B James, J.M. Dabney, Jennifer Wright, Jessie G, Julie Lynn Hayes, Karen Stivali, Kazy Reed, Kendall McKenna, L M Somerton, Lily G Blunt, Lisabet Sarai, Lynley Wayne, M.A. Church, Megan Linden, Morticia Knight, N.J. Nielsen, Neil Plakcy, Shiloh Saddler, Sibley Jackson, Stephen del Mar, Sue Brown, Tali Spencer, Tara Lain, Thianna Durston, TM Smith, Tracey Michael

Ebook Prizes:

Aidee LadnierThe Break-in
Amanda YoungWinner chooses from author's available titles
Bronwyn HeeleyWinner chooses from author's available titles
C. J. AnthonyHeaven
Charlie CochraneSomething from my back list - winner's choice.
David ConnorTidings of Comfort and Joey Down Under
DP DenmanWinner chooses from author's available titles
Elin GregoryAlike As Two Bees
Ethan StoneWinner chooses from author's available titles
Eva LefoyLove is a Mess anthology
H.B. PattskynHanging by the Moment
J.M. DabneyWhen All Else Fails
Jessie GThe Protector
Julie Lynn HayesWhen Will I See You Again
Lisabet SaraiNecessary Madness
Lynley WayneWinner chooses from author's available titles
M.A. ChurchThe Harvest series (book #1 and book #2)
Morticia knightAll Fired Up (Sin City Uniforms 1)
N.J. NielsenWinner chooses from author's available titles
Sibley JacksonPrivate Performance
Sue BrownThe Next Call
Tali SpencerDangerous Beauty
Tara LainCanning the Center
Thianna DurstonThe Blake/Dusty Chronicles: Two Sides of the Same Coin
Alexa MilneRainbow Connection (due out 13th Feb) or Sporting Chance.
Anne BarwellWinner chooses from author's available titles
April KelleyWhispers of Home
Brandon ShireThe Love of Wicked Men - Episode One
Catherine LievensJamie
Cecil WildeDefying Convention
Christopher KoehlerPoz
Draven St. JamesScent of a Wolf
Elizabeth NobleWinner chooses from author's available titles
Hayley B JamesUndercover Addiction
Jennifer WrightAll 3 Finding Home Series books - Pavarus, Morvea, & Airos
Karen StivaliMoment of Impact
Kendall McKenna1) Strength of the Pack 2)Waves Break My Fall
L M SomertonRasputin's Kiss
Lily G BluntPaint the Sky
Megan LindenRunning Off the Edge
Stephen del MarDark Love
TM SmithOpposites
Tracey MichaelPretty Please
Shiloh Saddler            Private Pleasure

Hop sites:

A.J. Marcus
Aidee Ladnier
Alexa Milne
Amanda Young
Annabeth Albert
Anne Barwell
April Kelley
Brandon Shire
Bronwyn Heeley
C. J. Anthony
Catherine Lievens
Cecil Wilde
Charlie Cochrane
Christopher Koehler
David Connor
DP Denman
Draven St. James
Elin Gregory
Elizabeth Noble
Ethan Stone
Eva Lefoy
H.B. Pattskyn
Hayley B James
J.M. Dabney
Jennifer Wright
Jessie G
Julie Lynn Hayes
Karen Stivali
Kazy Reed
Kendall McKenna
L M Somerton
Lily G Blunt
Lisabet Sarai
Lynley Wayne
M.A. Church
Megan Linden
Morticia knight
N.J. Nielsen
Neil Plakcy
Shiloh Saddler
Sibley Jackson
Stephen del Mar
Sue Brown
Tali Spencer
Tara Lain
Thianna Durston
TM Smith
Tracey Michael

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Sunday, 8 February 2015

Lazy Sunday Afternoon

I'm having a lazy Sunday on the sofa. Yesterday I tided and cleaned and cooked for guests. It was a great evening and I didn't poison the guests. Result! But I'm knackered today. Jumanji is on the TV, the dogs are snoozing and I'm not planning on doing a lot aside from sorting out some blog posts.

I spent most of the last week working but sadly not writing. I need to get the day job/writing balance right which I haven't managed yet.

This week I went to the library for the first time in years. I want to do some research on current crime novels. I have no idea what's out there at the moment. I realised I haven't read outside the genre in eight years. Eight years, And I haven't read even a fraction of the MM genre. Isn't that great? So much to read, so little time. 


Recommended books: 

I really enjoyed John Inman - Payback

When Tyler Powell's life is torn apart by an unspeakable crime, the need for vengeance takes over. Every moment of every day, as he tries to pull his shattered existence together again, it's all he can think about—revenge. 

Will he give in to his rage and become the very thing he hates most? A killer? 

Only with the help of Homicide Detective Christian Martin, the cop in charge of his case, does Tyler see the possibility of another life beginning—the astounding revelation of another love reaching out to him. A love he thought he would never know again. 

Will he let that love into his life, or is he lost already? Is payback more important to Tyler than his own happiness? And the happiness of the man who loves him? Tyler is determined to find a way to exact his revenge without sacrificing all hope for a future with Christian, but it will be difficult—if not impossible—and in the end he might be forced to make an unbearable choice.


Story roundup - Clare London and I have spent more time sorting out Lee and Patrick's story in the With a Kick series over a rather nice fish and chips.

The Next Call came out during the week. I have a bit of a break now before the next release.

The Next Call

Mark Grayson volunteers for an LGBT helpline, the same one that helped him through his teenage years. One day he takes a call from “Ricky,” a suicidal man being forced into a marriage he doesn't want. For weeks Mark talks to Ricky and provides support, but he’s frustrated by the lack of information Ricky provides and the decisions he’s making. In the meantime, Mark starts a relationship with another volunteer. Then tragedy strikes and Mark takes time away from the helpline, but when he comes back, Ricky is waiting. Mark realizes Ricky is stronger than before and their relationship changes, but Mark isn’t sure what their future holds if their relationship is destined to be at the end of the phone.

Monday, 2 February 2015

Monday Monday

It's Monday, it's 7am and I'm taking most of the day off as I worked all weekend.

I had a few hours away from the computer last night when I went to see Kingsman with Colin Firth. Brilliant film. Well worth going to see.

Last week... I did a load of things and nothing seemed to get done. You know what I mean? This week I am determined to a) work more effectively and b) get some time off.

I feel a bit like this chap!

One of the things I do need to do is shut down social media. I'm addicted to it. Or rather the drama of it. It's like a rolling train crash that you can't tear your eyes away from. I'm going to do something drastic for one week. Delete it off my phone and go work in a place where I don't get wifi.

Done. Deleted.

Next I'm going to have my time off and enjoy it without feeling guilty. Off to celebrate my step-mother's birthday by taking her out to lunch.

I'm going to work later this evening as I have blog posts to write for my blog tour.

Thank you to everyone who has been showing love to The Sky is Dead. I do have a lot of love for that story.

Have a good week, my lovelies.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Is it Friday Yet?

Sadly, it isn't Friday. I've been informed I should stop talking about Friday because it just upsets people. Friday is still in the distaaaaaaaaaaaance.


So onto good news. The hospital told me my boobs are fabulous. No Big C. I can ignore the last six weeks and celebrate. Which I did with a very nice pear cider. I don't usually drink cider because it makes me fall down, but this was rather nice.

I am also warm and clean. I succumbed to the need to be warm and bunged an extortionate amount of money on the credit card to get the boiler manufacturer's engineers out to repair the damn thing. All the plumbers around here mumbled and muttered but five minutes and hah! It just shows you need the right people to do the job, even if my credit card cried.

Stolen Dreams comes out tomorrow! Woohoo!! *pets my story*

I'm trying to catch up now. I really haven't been able to focus since the beginning of November when my sister took a turn for the worse. Now I've got to put my arse in gear and get my stories written for the end of the year. Ooh that rhymes.

Okay, shall I end with something pretty? Why not,