Hello, hello! It's Friday! You made it! And it's time for Reading Day!
Today's excerpt is from Diego - up for pre-order now and releasing on August 14. :D
Endangered Fae 2
Barnes and Noble
After defeating an evil wendigo, a man and his pooka lover deserve a little quiet. Unfortunately, Diego and Finn’s hard-won peace is disturbed when Diego, in jealous anguish, unwittingly rips a hole in the impenetrable Veil to the Otherworld.
Separated, stuck on the other side of the Veil where Finn has to face old conflicts and Diego is the only human in a land of fae, the two of them navigate rocky waters between huge egos and ancient feuds. Worse still, some of the fae are dying of a mysterious illness and everyone believes Diego is the key to a cure. Things can’t possibly get any worse, can they? Oh, yes—they can when the US government gets involved.
It's here! Release the frogs!
I mean... Shax! Come back! I was kidding!
*ahem* Anyway. We'll track our intrepid captain down later. Right now it's time for the Beside A Black Tarn audio release, narrated and voiced by the amazing Vance Bastian!
In which Vance voices all the characters you've heard before, plus one rather astonishing one. I don't know how he did it...
It's Brimstone. It's an homage to Edgar Allan Poe. It's a disaster of...well, you'll have to have a listen.
Beside A Black Tarn
Narrated & Voiced by Vance Bastian
When Shax stumbles across rumors of an experimental house that responds to the occupant’s brain functions, creating scenarios to please and delight, naturally, he wants to steal it. But with the return of a troubled and hunted Julian Parallax and an overabundance of Poe references, even Shax’s scheming may not be enough to get the Brimstone crew out alive this time.
A mostly visual News Bites today - the remaining Endangered Fae covers arrived in my inbox last night. We have a full set!
For those keeping score,
You've officially reached Friday - woohoo! To celebrate, have a reading. :D This is a little bit from a book for anyone who likes small town police chiefs and dogs - Edward Unconditionally by Lynn Lorenz, available now through Pride Publishing.
By Lynn Lorenz
Book 3 in the Common Powers series
Barnes and Noble
When Jack meets Edward at a traffic stop, his world is rocked—and not for the better. Edward is the gayest man he’s ever seen and Spring Lake is a small town just getting comfortable with its own new gay couple, Brian Russell and Rush Weston. Unlike Edward, Rush and Brian are big, strapping, manly men. But manly isn’t what turns Jack on. It’s Edward—everything about the younger man drives Jack wild with desire and the need to control Edward’s wild, impetuous spirit.
For Edward, his attraction to ‘bad boys’ has been his romantic downfall. His heart’s been broken so many times he’s lost count. When he meets Jack, Edward falls for the all-American by-the-book lawman, but finds his attempts rebuffed and his pride severely wounded. Jack’s straight, or at least says he is, but Edward knows that look in Jack’s eyes—he’s seen it before in other men. How can a man so right be so wrong?
Edward tempts Jack beyond anyone he’s ever met and his desire for Edward builds each time he encounters the younger man, until he can no longer deny it or himself. But Edward doesn’t want sex on the side, he wants forever. He wants the fairy tale.
Can Jack give Edward what he wants or will Jack’s fear of being ridiculed for his choice of a partner keep them from their happily ever after?
Things are feeling weird just now since I haven't been able to finish anything for a bit. Got so used to things happening very quickly - *snap* edits, *snap* new release, *snap* next story done - that being back on a more normal writing/release schedule feels odd.
Things ARE happening - I just have a lot of things in the works and not done yet. The stuff behind the scenes:
We'll get there :D
It's reading time! This week we have a fun one - a werewolf paranormal from the fabulous Bru Baker. :D Under A Blue Moon is the second book in the Camp H.O.W.L. series but the stories are standalone.
Under A Blue Moon
A Camp H.O.W.L. novel
by Bru Baker
Barnes and Noble
Once in a blue moon, opposites find they’re a perfect match.
Nick Perry is tired of helping people with their marriages, so when a spot opens up to work with teens at Camp H.O.W.L., he jumps at it. He doesn’t expect to fall in lust with the dreamy new camp doctor, Drew Welch. But Drew is human, and Nick has seen secrets ruin too many relationships to think that a human/werewolf romance can go anywhere.
Happy-go-lucky Drew may not sprout claws, but he’s been part of the Were community all his life. He has no trouble fitting in at the camp—except for Nick’s stubborn refusal to acknowledge the growing attraction between them and his ridiculous stance on dating humans. Fate intervenes when one of his private practice patients threatens Drew’s life. Will the close call help Nick to see a connection like theirs isn’t something to let go of?
Which is less disturbing than Diego, Paper, Scissors, I suppose...
Thing the first - Diego: Endangered Fae 2 is up for pre-order at Pride! Other pre-order links should be following soon here with a release date of August 14.
This book is where things get all fae-stravaganza and fae-complicated. :D
Thing the second and third! Fireworks and Stolen Kisses is out in Paperback now on Amazon as well. For those readers who must have a physical copy, come snag one!
Pride Publishing paperback
Also Haru and Tally are going on tour - so watch for blog posts! Freddy and I have rambled about all sorts of things for this one and there is, of course, a giveaway. :D
The first two posts are up this morning - thank you Amy and Addison!
Thing the last! (For this week, anyway) If you will be at GRL this year and would like to pre-order paperbacks, either for the signing or because you feel like it, please do so at the form below:
Hello and Happy Sunday! We're here for a very special Reading Day for the release of Anna Butler's Day of Wrath, the final installment in the amazing Taking Shield series.
There's a Rafflecopter giveaway below, so don't go away without entering that, too!
Day Of Wrath
The award-winning Taking Shield series comes to its shattering conclusion in Day of Wrath.
About The Book
In less than a week, Bennet will finally return to the Shield Regiment, leaving behind the Gyrfalcon, his father, his friends… and Flynn. Promotion to Shield Major and being given command of a battle group despite the political fallout from Makepeace the year before is everything he thought he wanted. Everything he’s worked towards for the last three years. Except for leaving Flynn. He really doesn’t want to leave Flynn.
There’s time for one last flight together. A routine mission. Nothing too taxing, just savouring every moment with the best wingman, the best friend, he’s ever had. That’s the plan.
Bennet should know better than to trust to routine because what waits for them out there will change their lives forever.
Title: Day of Wrath
Author: Anna Butler
Series: Taking Shield
Necessary to read previous 4 books? Yes
Category: Sci Fi, Gay mainstream.
eBook Publication Date: 28 June 2018
Paperback: Available now from Amazon or direct from Anna’s website
Publisher: Glass Hat Press © 2018
Editor: Val Selby-Wolfe at Scarlet Tie
Cover Artist: Adrian Nicholas
More information and background on the Shield Universe here
Day of Wrath is available at Amazon, Kobo, Smashwords and iBooks.
Link to a digital bookstore near you
Anna was a communications specialist for many years, working in various UK government departments on everything from marketing employment schemes to organizing conferences for 10,000 civil servants to running an internal TV service. These days, though, she is writing full time. She lives with her husband in a quiet village tucked deep in the Nottinghamshire countryside. She’s supported there by the Deputy Editor, aka Molly the cockerpoo, who is assisted by the lovely Mavis, a Yorkie-Bichon cross with a bark several sizes larger than she is but no opinion whatsoever on the placement of semi-colons.
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Angel writes (mostly) Science Fiction and Fantasy centered around queer heroes. Currently living part time in the hectic sprawl of northern Delaware and full time inside her head, she has one husband, one son, two cats, a love of all things beautiful and a terrible addiction to the consumption of both knowledge and chocolate.