January 26, 2013

News

Today I woke up to find a new contract from Dreamspinner! Such a great way to start the weekend. The novel DSP just contracted is supposed to be the start of a series. It's called Attachment Strings (Jeff Woods Mysteries). I'm currently working on the second book in this series. :)

Yesterday I received the galley proof for Too Good To Be True and I'm slowly working through it. ;-) There will be a small blog tour around the release date on February 27th. I probably should start working on the guest posts, huh?

Secret Chemistry 2 is still being beta'd but I hope to submit it in March. The goodreads giveaway for Secret Chemistry ended a few hours ago. I'm still shocked how many people entered.

I still need to write the next installment for "To Love a Fox". Not sure if I'll make it for next week. Work is keeping me busy as does a cold, so I don't know yet.

In other news: we still have snow! Geez, so much snow!

January 13, 2013

M.A. Church: Perfect

Please help me welcome fellow DSP author M.A. Church. Perfect will release on January 23rd and I'll be one of the first to buy it. :)

Cupid (Latin, cupido, meaning "desire") in Roman mythology is the god of desire, affection, and erotic love. His Greek counterpart is Eros, but Cupid is also known in Latin as Amor ("Love").
Many names for one person, right?
Eros appears in Classical Greek art as a young-looking, slender-winged youth who is often depicted as being mischievous, but during the Hellenistic period he’s increasingly portrayed as a chubby boy. It was during this time he acquired the bow and arrow that remains a distinguishing attribute; a person, or even a deity, who’s shot by Cupid's arrow is filled with uncontrollable desire. But he also has arrows that could fill someone with hate.
But… what if the gods do walk among us?

What if Cupid is more than what the mythology tells us? What if he isn’t married to Psyche, and insteads stumbles across a human male who is destined to be his mate while in Las Vegas at The Palms, shooting his arrows to meet his quota? Heavenly day, what if Cupid wants to take human form and age himself so he can attract the interest of this man?

What if we humans have no idea just how badly we’ve messed up the pantheon?

And finally, what if there’s a side to Cupid we’ve never heard about? The dark, obsessive side of love that’s caused more than one war throughout time; an alter ego known as Jealousy that even the god of all gods, Zeus, fears? Can the love of the human known as Jeff control Jealousy? Can he tame the beast? 
 
Can Jeff be…



Sequel to Priceless
The Gods: Book Two

http://youtu.be/q50GEjdliWo book trailer for Perfect


Blurb:
Jaded billionaire Jeff Mayfield loves only what his money and power can buy, but the Fates have plans for him. First a player in Jeff’s casino hits a huge jackpot and things turn hectic. Then, in the middle of the chaos, Jeff lays eyes on the unbelievably sexy Cam Smith—Cupid in his human form.
Seized by lust, Jeff makes a move, only to find himself on the receiving end of a blistering wave of sexual intent. Cam disassembles Jeff’s self-image and puts it back together upside down. But Jeff isn’t the only one struggling with control. Cam’s alter ego is Jealousy, and if he loses his composure, the consequences will be deadly.


Excerpt:
Jeff backed Cam into the door and brushed his lips across Cam’s. Heat flared between them as Jeff lost himself in the feel of Cam’s soft lips and scratchy five o’clock shadow. He enjoyed the kiss, but something was missing. He raised a hand and rested it on Cam’s neck. His strong, quick pulse thudded under the silky skin.
Cam slid his hands around Jeff’s waist and suddenly turned them around. Surprised, Jeff broke the kiss. He opened his mouth to say something but Cam leaned into him, backed him up against the door, and attacked his mouth. Desire roared out of nowhere, knocking Jeff off stride as Cam took over again.
Jeff’s head spun with pleasure as Cam ground against him. Shock waves of pleasure raced through his body. Shaking from the intensity, he moaned as Cam led him down a whole new path; he was actually concerned he’d come in his pants… from a kiss. Breathing harshly, they broke apart.
I need to go inside.” Cam ran his thumb over Jeff’s wet bottom lip.
Let’s go.”
I’m going inside; you’re going back to your friends.”
Confused, disappointed, and aroused to the point of pain, Jeff ran his hands through his hair.
Are you…? Do you mean to tell…? Dammit, Cam.” Jeff rested his head against the door. “I’m dying here. You really aren’t going to invite me in?”
“‘Fraid not. I told you, I don’t fuck on the first date.”
Jesus God help me,” Jeff mumbled, trying simultaneously not to get angry and calm his raging body. “Do you have any idea what you do to me?”
I have lots of ideas of what to do to you, but not right now.”
A shiver ran up Jeff’s spine.
Take my number, and call me when you’re ready to meet in the morning,” Cam said. “I’ll be waiting.”
You sure I can’t change your mind?”
I’m sure.”
Okay, fine.” Jeff struggled to keep the disappointment off his face. Cam really was serious. “Give it to me.”
Cam barely hid the grin that teased his lips. Oh, he intended to, and it was gonna blow Jeff away.


M.A. Church

M.A. Church lives in the southern United States and spent many years in the elementary education sector. She is married to her high school sweetheart and they have two children. Her hobbies are gardening, walking, attending flea markets, watching professional football, racing, and spending time with her family on the lake. 
 
But her most beloved hobby is reading. From an early age, she can remember hunting for books at the library. Later nonhuman and science fiction genres captured her attention and drew her into the worlds the authors had created. But always at the back of her mind was the thought that one day, when the kids were older and she had more time, she would write a book. 
 
By sheer chance she stumbled across a gay male romance story on the web and was hooked. A new world opened up and she fell in love. Thus the journey started. When not writing or researching, she enjoys reading the latest erotic and mainstream romance novels. 

 

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January 10, 2013

Secret Chemistry will release tomorrow & Giveaway!



Secret Chemistry will release tomorrow, and I'm very excited about it. I absolutely adore the cover Anne Cain created for it. Want to know what the story is about? Here's the blurb:

Not all werewolf societies are created equal. The one Tim Evans grew up in detests those not of “pure blood”—so when Tim discovers his mate is Jay, a male fox-wolf hybrid ten years his junior, it shocks him, to say the least. Too young to claim his mate and too weak to protect him from the rest of the pack, Tim fears for Jay’s life. When a human gets hold of Jay, Tim believes he has lost him forever.

The next eighteen years are hell. Tim devotes his life to his family and running their stable, but anger and depression threaten to consume him. Then fate brings Jay back into his life. Tim knows Jay feels the same attraction he does—mates always do. So why won’t Jay act on it?



You can buy the book as an e-book and paperback from Dreamspinner Press.

Or you can head over to M.A. Church's blog for a chance to win an e-copy of it (runs till January 12th)! The GoodReads Giveaway for two paperbacks will run till January 26th.


I'm doing a small blog tour and here's the schedule:
 



January 10th: Guest blog & Giveaway (runs till the 12th)
Jay Cox: a hybrid between wolf and fox
M.A. Church


January 11th: Interview
http://slashsessed.blogspot.com

January 11th: Guest Blog
Secret Chemistry: Shape-shifters
Michael Rupured


January 12th: Facebook chat on Dreamspinner's FB page
 http://www.facebook.com/events/325551730884120/


January 13th: Guest Blog
Secret Chemistry: The search for a title
Jacob Z. Flores


January 18th: Guest Blog
Secret Chemistry—Cover Art
Lily Velden


January 19th: Guest Blog
Sex in animal form
Tali Spencer


January 25th: Guest Blog
Secret Chemistry: The story starts off with the main characters as kids—risky?
Julie Lynn Hayes