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Sunday, 14 July 2013

Exciting news.

The second instalment of The Wolves of Gardwich series has been accepted by SirenBookstrand.

It is scheduled for a September release and the title, which could be subject to change, is Fate Is A Series Of Choices We Make.

Here is a working synopsis.

After learning that his foster brother is a vampire/angel hybrid, Kieran O'Callaghan has some trouble adjusting to the new and strange world that is opening up to him. If it weren't for the unusual werewolf, Joey, who has seemingly taken it upon himself to be Kieran's friend and guide, Kieran wouldn't know how to handle it all.
Joey Taylor was born and raised in the West of Australia in a deeply religious, and prejudice, pack of werewolves. Some people might think him a little off, and they would be right, but Joey is nothing if not loyal. When he meets his alpha mate's brother, Kieran, he knows straight away that the man is his fated mate. It should be the best day of his life, only Kieran is completely straight and just out of a long term relationship. With Joey resigned to the fact that he can only ever be Kieran's friend, and Kieran determined to fight fate every step of the way, can they find their way to each other before it's too late.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Amazon Link

The first in the Wolves of Gardwich series, The Holy Trinity, is now available at Amazon.

Guest: Iyana Jenna

I chatted with the lovely Iyana Jenna to learn more about her new book Release Me.

Taking a break from dealing with his father’s clients on legal matters, Nicholas Haynes went out to the sea on his yacht—only to find a man floating in the water. The man was still alive, much to Nicholas’s relief.

Gregory Phillips was a private investigator and his last job almost turned him into fish food if not for Nicholas. Little did he know that the main suspect in his case was one of Nicholas’ father’s clients. When Nicholas insisted on taking care of Gregory after the incident that almost killed him, can he trust Nicholas enough with his life?

You can get the book at Evernight Publishing or at Amazon

Interview with Iyana Jenna

Q: What is the thing you most love about being a writer?
A: I think it's the moment when you can't stop thinking about your characters and what happens with them. What they do, what they say. Anywhere you go, anything you do, you keep thinking about them, plotting in your mind.
Q: You write quite a diverse range of books, is there a particular genre you prefer to write?
A: Actually there is one main genre I write, which is M/M. My stories that have been published so far are all M/M whether it's for adult or young adult. And they are contemporary stories.
Q: Out of all the stories you have written, which is the one that means the most to you?
A: For stories that have been published, it has to be my first one, Just a Little Unwell. I'm so glad and relieved readers and reviewers thought it was quite good and had a great twist. For the ones that haven't been published, I have to say it's one very short story that will be released through Leap of Faith Publishing in October. It's a Christmas story about a man who gets sent a boyfriend through his chimney. :)
Q: How did you get into writing in the first place?
A: It's the classic case of 'I want to read something but no one writes it yet.' :) That was about ten years ago. I've never stopped writing ever since.
Q: How do you get yourself into the writing mood? Is there something you need to do or have before you can settle down to write?
A: You might find me weird but my writing method lately is to write on my way to and from work. I would write in my cell phone during my journey that's usually quite long because of the bad traffic. I keep changing my writing methods. One time I would write on my paper notebook and another time I would do it directly to my computer. But when I'm in a phase of using one writing method, I can't write with the other ways. I don't know. It's like I'm blocked or something.
Q: Tell us about your upcoming release/releases?
A: On July 21, I will release a short piece with the title A Part of Me with Alfie Dog Fiction. Next, I don't have the set time for these, but there will be a longer (13,000 words) story with Books to Go Now with a temporary title 'Improvise.' Then a very short Christmas story with Leap of Faith in October. In January 2014, there will be a short novella with JMS Books. Well, as you can see (also from my published stories), most of my pieces are short stories. I don't know. :)

Friday, 5 July 2013

Guest: Lexi DeHalo

I caught up with author Lexi DeHalo to talk about her upcoming release, Moon Resonance, the latest in her Be-Were series.

[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, shape-shifters, sex toys, HEA]

Charlie Throne never expected fate to pair him with a feisty Halfling who has a penchant for attracting trouble, but something about Xander captivates Charlie and he knows they were made for each other. Convincing the Halfling of this, however, is much harder than Charlie had originally thought.

Xander Wilde is a Halfling who has spent his life searching for a way to harness the power of the Resurrection Stone. But so far, the stone is proving to be more of a curse than a blessing as hits on his life from those that seek the stone’s power become more frequent. When a shifter comes to his rescue and agrees to help him, Xander is tempted by the dark promises that resonate inside Charlie’s soul and finds it impossible to resist the wolf’s charms.

But what price will the Halfling have to pay in order to have his happily ever after? Could surrendering his heart mean losing everything he’s ever known?

Get it here. Available from Tuesday 9th June.

Interview Questions for Lexi DeHalo

Q: At what age did you start writing?

A: I started writing when I was in elementary school and I continued writing (mostly poetry) all through high school. It was in college that I wrote my first book though.

Q: Out of all the characters you have created, which means the most to you?

A: It would have to be Adam. There’s a lot of depth to that character and I enjoyed getting to know different parts of him. He wasn’t one that could easily be labeled and I liked that about him.

Q: They say, "write what you know." Do you ever project some of yourself onto your characters?

A: I don’t project myself so much as I do other people I know. I take different parts of their personalities and things that have happened to them in their life and use it as inspiration for a lot of my characters.

Q: Out of all the books you have read, which is your favourite?

A: Hmm. This one is always so difficult for me. I love books from all different genres, but if I had to pick a favorite I would go with a classic, Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice. I absolutely love that book.

Q: Which authors have inspired you?

A: A lot of different authors have inspired me. I can’t really say there’s one person that stands out more than others though. Other authors mostly inspire me to write what I feel and take chances in what I write. So you won’t see a distinct similarity between the authors that inspire me and what I write but just to name a few of the authors I look up to:

Jana Downs
Lisa Jackson
Stephen King
Jane Austin
Edgar Allen Poe
Vivian Vande Velde
Joey Hill
Yuu Watase
Kanoko Sakurakoji

Q: Tell us about your upcoming release/releases?

A: Moon Resonance is the fourth book in the Be-Were series. The overarching story plot continues when Charlie is sent out to find the man who holds the Resurrection Stone. That is where he meets Xander. Xander is a feisty little Halfling who is determined to take on anyone who gets in his way. They made for an interesting team and I’m excited to see where this series is going to take me next.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Equal Rights Blog Hop 4th - 7th July

June 26th 2013

I was asked to write a blog post about what being a part of the LGBT community means to me and I'll admit, I floundered. I felt like something of a fraud to even consider myself a part of the community. I am a heterosexual woman who writes stories about gay, and bisexual, men. I have no idea how it feels to be considered different every day, to have people who don't even know me judge me and hate me on principle, or to have a government decide that I can't legally marry the person I love. I can do as much research as I like, but unless I have ever found myself in a situation that only a gay person can be in, I will never know what it truly means to be gay.

I have been writing stories about gay men for a while now, but only recently did I ever submit a book to be published. Since then my family have asked a lot of questions about my book and I have so far kept them all in the dark. I realised that I have, in a sense, been in the closet this whole time. None of my family members know what I write about. I suppose I don't want them to judge me or think of me as different, which I presume is a sliver of what a LGBT person might feel about coming out.

If the LGBT community consider me to be a part of them, then I am proud to be so. I have made the decision to 'come out' to my family, as it were. I feel nervous about it, and I feel annoyed that I should have to feel nervous. I have a pretty loving and accepting family, and although I don't think they will get why I write what I do, I think they will be supportive none the less, but even knowing that I still feel anxious.

July 1st 2013

I have now 'come out' to my entire family, and I couldn't have wished for a better response. My mum was delighted and begged me to let her read one. She's currently lying by a pool in Lanzarote getting through The Holy Trinity. My dad asked to see the cover of my book and told me he was proud of me. My grandmother interrupted me to tell me all about the underground gay clubs she used to go to in London during the fifties. I think my grandfather was a little uncomfortable and over compensated a bit to try and hide it. You know the type, the, "Some of my best friends are gay," types. I know that living in the U.K attitudes are generally more relaxed than in other places, so I'm aware that I got lucky with such a loving and supportive family.

To enter the grand prize giveaway click on the button.

Congratulations Cathy Romanczuk on winning a copy of my book, The Holy trinity. I will email it to you today.

I used a very high tech method for selecting the winner, I wrote all the names of bits of paper, closed my eyes, and grabbed one lol