Current project statuses :)
From the Noblest Motives, Variant Configurations 2 is in the second round of developmental edits. Editor seems to be generally pleased. Once those come back, it heads to the line editor and then we're nearly there!
Ice and Alligators (yes, I'll probably keep the title) is about 2-ish scenes in. This should be a fairly short one? But I've said that before...
Happy Friday, everyone! This week, Ellie Thomas is back with us with her new Regency era romance, Queer Relations! We pick right back up where Twelve Letters left off and Percy's in a pickle. Come have a listen :D
by Ellie Thomas
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In the autumn of 1814, the Honourable Percy Havilland is generally content with his sheltered existence in London’s exclusive Mayfair. As a society beau, renowned for his fair and youthful beauty, an object of desire to other well-born gentlemen, Percy is slightly miffed that his personal life is not running as seamlessly as he might wish.
His good-natured lover from the spring Season, Jo Everett, has inexplicably lost interest, and his replacement, Nathaniel Brooks, is far too hard-headed to be cajoled and manipulated into pandering to Percy’s every whim.
But these trifles are cast into proportion when out of the blue, a family scandal of immense proportions threatens Percy’s peace of mind and his standing amongst the ton. Fearing rejection or even social banishment, to his surprise, Percy discovers a small, unconventional band of friends, including Jo, who are prepared to stick by him. And more importantly, he finds Nathan is utterly reliable in a crisis.
Will Percy remain spoiled, immature and pampered? Or can he grow from this disaster to appreciate the value of true friendship? And might he even learn to love?
Ellie Thomas lives by the sea. She comes from a teaching background and goes for long seaside walks where she daydreams about history. She is a voracious reader especially about anything historical. She mainly writes historical gay romance.
Ellie also writes historical erotic romance as L. E. Thomas.
GRL (the annual Gay Romance Literature Retreat) takes place in Portsmouth, VA this year, and I'm excited to be able to attend again with one of my co-authors, Bellora Quinn, whom I don't get to see enough. :D
I will have a small number of pridesopods to give away this year. (Actual colors are much nicer than in my terrible photo.) If you'd like one, come to my Author Lounge on Friday, before they're all snapped up.
Panel on Thursday, signing on Saturday! If you're in the area, but didn't register, remember that the signings are free and open to the public, so you can still come say hi! All author signings are on Saturday this year, with your authors divided into two groups by first name. I'll be in the A-J group at 10:30.
I'll have books with me to sell, including Rarely Pure and Never Simple and all the other series. (I can't bring everything, so if there's something you need, let me know!)
Panel - When Brains Collide
Pride Publishing has been working on getting back list series into Kindle Unlimited, so if that's one of the ways you read, I have some series for you :D
Three of my series are now available on KU - and this includes individual books as well as boxed sets:
Endangered Fae (urban fantasy - 4 books, complete)
The time is now. I need to close the orders out after August 30 (8/30) to be sure I have enough time to fill said orders.
The order form includes the most requested books including non-M/M and new releases from this year, and can be found here:
I invoice through PayPal and will make whatever arrangements you need to deliver at the convention. :)
Flame Con is this weekend! I'll be at the Times Square Sheraton (NY, NY) all weekend if you'd like to stop by the Mischief Corner Books table.
Tons of fun panels, lots of cool queer creators - it'll be a fun time! :D
Hello, hello! It's Friday, the heat wave has ended and we have a steamy, funny lesbian Rosh Hashana story for you today from Roz Alexander. It is a very good day! :D Come have a listen and don't forget to enter the giveaway at the end of the post!
Hot for the Holidays #2
by Roz Alexander
Where do dreams go to wait?
Tali Blue is definitely going back to finish her last semester of rabbinical school...eventually. When she moved back to her hometown seven years ago to help her grandparents raise her younger sisters, she planned on it being temporary. Now though, she has a stable job and a stable life surrounded by the people she's known forever. It's all just fine - and then there's the incredibly annoying surprise of Maple.
Maple never meant to be successful. She just wanted to make weird art and practice her Ladino. And just like that, 15 years of adulthood has built a solid career, a great reputation as an art instructor, and a lackluster love life. It doesn't help that she's been spending all her free time consumed with making it as a Sephardic Jew into the Jewish art world that never seems to have space for her. And it definitely doesn't help that she's strictly a butch-for-butch queer. And then comes a sex goddess in the form of short, chunky, smoking hot, and incredibly nervous, butch, Tali Blue.
When Tali's love of family, Maple's art ambitions, and a Rosh Hashanah effort to #savethebees force these two together, both of them may learn that the only way out is up, together. This new year the honey is dripping on a lot more than apples. Higher is a steamy, butch-for-butch, grump-sunshine sapphic romance about what happens when you choose to take your dreams higher.
A child of multiple diasporas, Roz (they/them) has always been obsessed with the idea of home being how you love another person. Their books focus on that idea while showcasing characters of many intersections of identities—plus a little humor, a heavy pour of steam, and a dash of angst.
They are a physically/progressively disabled, white, trans person with ADHD and have more interests than time in the day. You can find them spoiling their three terrible cat-beasts; connecting to their Jewish culture through moon-worship, plantcraft, and cooking traditions; and making weird art when they're not writing or stewarding a native pollinator garden with their beshert.
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From the Noblest Motives: Variant Configurations 2 is finally complete.
This is the book that's been nearly ten years in the making. I'm not kidding. The series was always meant to be a three book arc, and I originally started the second book back in early 2013. Almost. Ten. Years. Ago.
Due to various issues - time constraints, publisher issues, other projects - it never got past the first chapter. Then when I was read to go back to it, I hated the first chapter. I hated the whole concept for the second book.
I trashed the whole thing and started over about a year ago and have been working on it off and on ever since. Now. Now it is complete - mwahahaha!
Currently at a little over 72K, the next step is developmental editor, which may add or subtract words. We'll see how I did. :D
Damien and Blaze and Shudder's story continues!
Happy Friday, everyone! Prepare for some romantic comedy today with queer central characters :D Don't forget the giveaway at the end of the post!
Daisy's Adventures in Love
By Nikki Sitch
Daisy’s Adventures in Love picks up where Love, Lust & WTF left off. Daisy’s finally found her match. Or has she? Is Brad really the one? And is Daisy ready for the surprising new challenges that a larger family might bring her?
Experience Daisy’s adventures, diving into love, family and fun. Daisy’s heart is on fire, for her girls, for Brad and for his kids. But as Daisy’s family potentially grows bigger, new unsettling—even terrifying—challenges arise. Daisy and Brad find themselves on a tightrope- one in which falling may mean the loss of one of their children. When you love more, you have more to lose.
To triumph, Daisy must dive deeper into not only love, but diversity, gender issues, transphobia, sexuality struggles, acceptance and the true meaning of motherhood. Luckily Daisy and Brad are not alone. Supported by a diverse cast of friends, including Kyle a psychologist who specializes in LGBTQ+ youth and family counselling, they chart a new-bigger and less predictable- life together.
Opportunities for growth abound. Kids growing and changing like crazy, love is anything but smooth and simple. Daisy’s gal pal chats bring her back to the crazy world of dating, a time she wants to avoid like the plague.
Nikki Sitch is a mom, volunteer coach, landman, athlete, and more recently, she discovered her passion as a writer. A Land Negotiator in the Energy Industry by day, Nikki fills her off hours, when not writing, with things she loves to do: spend time with family and friends, swim, bike, rollerblade, read, travel, golf, and walk.
Nikki wrote Daisy’s Adventures in Love, her second book, while living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with her two boys and one dog.
Daisy’s Adventures in Love is Nikki’s second book and is a continuation from Love, Lust and WTF – Daisy’s Dating Adventures. Stay tuned for book three, picking up Daisy’s adventures where Daisy’s Adventures in Love leaves off.
Author Website: https://nikkisitch.ca
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Conventions have been few and far between this year, so I'm excited for the couple still coming up! Flame Con takes place in the Times Square Sheraton in Manhattan, August 20-21.
I'll be there for Mischief Corner Books and the table will be here at Pub #9:
We'll have books by Toni Griffin, Freddy MacKay (who will be with me :D ), Evelyn Benvie, J. Scott Coatsworth, and a number of other authors (yes, mine, too, lol), plus these new releases!
Come say hi, pick up some fun swag, buy some books! :D
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.