King Perry Postcard Moments: 1

February 27, 2012

During Perry and Vin’s weekend, they meet The Tourist King, so sharing lines from the book seemed fitting via postcard.

**SPOILERS**

While these postcards do not reveal any major plot points, a few of the scenic locations are revealed. If you’re the type of reader who likes being surprised by everything (and there are quite a few surprises in this book), you may want to skip these postcards.

Edmond

Sh*t New Authors Say

February 27, 2012

Who are you if you can’t laugh at yourself, right?

I couldn’t resist poking a little fun of new authors like myself, folks who are so happy and eager to see their name in print (or eprint) that okay, maaaaaaaaaaaaybe we say some silly, pretentious stuff. If you’re an experienced author viewing this youtube link, maybe you’ll recognize your ‘early days.’

I hope you enjoy this amateur silliness. I feel like an excited 12-year-old (hell, 8-year-old) as I confess that this is my first youtube video ever!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8adaLhB6qk&feature=youtu.be

The Mysterious Stranger

February 27, 2012

I’ve always loved those tales when a mysterious stranger blows into town, promising secrets revealed and offering to change everything. Wherever the geography, thick, blanketing fog rolls in and an invitation is made. But turns out there’s a price to be paid; the Mysterious Stranger knows this cost.

Can the Mysterious Stranger be trusted? Is he who he says he is?

Maybe. Maybe not.

In my urban fairy tale, King Perry, narrator Vin Vanbly is one of these unusual wanderers, a man who decides to intervene and change everything. At the end of Chapter One, Vin asks his new friend, “Are you ready to get kinged?”

If he says ‘yes,’ Perry’s life will never be the same.

In books featuring the Mysterious Stranger, he’s never the narrator. Otherwise, we’d see that he’s probably pretty ordinary, considering which fast food he wants for lunch, how he wishes he had better foot support, occasionally worried about paying his rent. While we want to understand him/her better, we also still want the Mysterious Stranger to remain mysterious. We want to see the amazing magician saw the lady in half; after the show we don’t want to see the two of them smoking cigarettes while txting, sharing a bag of Funions.

By the end of King Perry, readers knows quite a bit about Vin. (And we definitely know how often he thinks about food.) We witness moments of his self-doubt. We better understand his unique flavor of love. Yet there are details he does not – will not – visit in his own brain, so by the time we reach the last sentence, the reader still questions who he is and how he lives.

What happens next? Who was that masked man?

The Mysterious Stranger shrugs.

He shuffles out of town, taking the fog with him.

Chase in Shadow by Amy Lane

February 24, 2012

Can Chase let go of the shadows of his past in order to accept the love Tommy offers? Chase in Shadow by Amy Lane, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Chase Summers: Golden boy. Beautiful girlfriend, good friends, and a promising future.

Nobody knows the real Chase.

Chase Summers has a razor blade to his wrist and the smell of his lover’s goodbye clinging to his skin. He has a door in his heart so frightening he’d rather die than open it, and the lies he’s used to block it shut are thinning with every forbidden touch. Chase has spent his entire life unraveling, and his decision to set his sexuality free in secret has only torn his mind apart faster.

Chase has one chance for true love and salvation. He may have met Tommy Halloran in the world of gay-for-pay—where the number of lovers doesn’t matter as long as the come-shot’s good—but if he wants the healing that Tommy’s love has to offer, he’ll need the courage to leave the shadows for the sunlight. That may be too much to ask from a man who’s spent his entire life hiding his true self. Chase knows all too well that the only things thriving in a heart’s darkness are the bitter personal demons that love to watch us bleed.

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Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel

Chase in Shadow by Amy Lane

February 24, 2012

Can Chase let go of the shadows of his past in order to accept the love Tommy offers? Chase in Shadow by Amy Lane, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Chase Summers: Golden boy. Beautiful girlfriend, good friends, and a promising future.

Nobody knows the real Chase.

Chase Summers has a razor blade to his wrist and the smell of his lover’s goodbye clinging to his skin. He has a door in his heart so frightening he’d rather die than open it, and the lies he’s used to block it shut are thinning with every forbidden touch. Chase has spent his entire life unraveling, and his decision to set his sexuality free in secret has only torn his mind apart faster.

Chase has one chance for true love and salvation. He may have met Tommy Halloran in the world of gay-for-pay—where the number of lovers doesn’t matter as long as the come-shot’s good—but if he wants the healing that Tommy’s love has to offer, he’ll need the courage to leave the shadows for the sunlight. That may be too much to ask from a man who’s spent his entire life hiding his true self. Chase knows all too well that the only things thriving in a heart’s darkness are the bitter personal demons that love to watch us bleed.

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Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel

Inherit the Sky by Ariel Tachna

February 21, 2012

Caine uproots his life to start over in Australia, but will he get the happy ending he desires? Inherit the Sky by Ariel Tachna, now available from Dreamspinner Press.

Caine Neiheisel is stuck in a dead-end job at the end of a dead-end relationship when the chance of a lifetime falls in his lap. His mother inherits her uncle’s sheep station in New South Wales, Australia, and Caine sees it as the opportunity to start over, out on the range where his stutter won’t hold him back and his willingness to work will surely make up for his lack of knowledge.

Unfortunately, Macklin Armstrong, the foreman of Lang Downs who should be Caine’s biggest ally, alternates between being cool and downright dismissive, and the other hands are more amused by Caine’s American accent than they are moved by his plight… until they find out he’s gay and their amusement turns to scorn. It will take all of Caine’s determination—and an act of cruel sabotage by a hostile neighbor—to bring the men of Lang Downs together and give Caine and Macklin a chance at love.

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Genre: Western, contemporary
Length: Novel

Two Tickets to Paradise

February 20, 2012

Escape the daily routine with our newest anthology of vacation-themed stories! Two Tickets to Paradise, now available from Dreamspinner Press.

A vacation is exactly what these men need to find love in their lives. It may be about looking for a little fun, gaining a fresh perspective after a breakup, or building up the nerve to take the plunge. Whether they travel by plane, train, or automobile, none of them want to go it alone. They’re hoping romance will be the ticket to finding paradise in another man’s arms.

Jana Denardo Haunted
Chelle Dugan Off the Tracks
Zee Kensington Krung Thep, City of Angels
Susan Laine Sunlight on Water
Jamie Lowe Fall Forward
Anna Martin A Good Night’s Sleep
Dar Mavison All You Need
JL Merrow All at Sea
Sean Michael Something Different
Mal Peterson Perpendicularity
Eric Renner The Jeep Guy
G.R. Richards Know Nobody
Claire Russett Reconnecting
Cecilia Ryan Mending and Moving On
B.G. Thomas New Lease

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Genre: contemporary
Length: Anthology

Wolf’s-own: Ghost by Carole Cummings

February 17, 2012

Will intrigue and vendetta bring Fen and Malick together or keep the apart forever? Wolf’s-own: Ghost by Carole Cummings, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Dwelling in the land of Ada and defending magic users called the Jin, Fen Jacin-rei is a trained assassin and an Untouchable, one whose mind hosts the Voices of the Ancestors, spirits of long-dead magicians. His fate should be one of madness and solitude, yet Fen Jacin-rei desperately clings to his sanity and ferociously protects the family he loves. But how does Fen do it? Kamen Malick has every intention of finding out.

When Malick and his own small band of assassins ambush Fen in an alley, Malick offers Fen one choice: join us or die. Determined to decode the intrigue that surrounds Fen—and to have the Untouchable for himself—Malick sets to unraveling Fen’s past while Fen delves into the mysteries surrounding Malick.

As Fen’s secrets slowly unfold, Malick is drawn into a crusade that isn’t his, one surprisingly similar to his own quest for vengeance. Yet irony is a bitter reward when Malick discovers the one he wants is already hopelessly entangled with the one he hunts.

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Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal
Length: Novel