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Sunday, July 6, 2014

*kermit flail* Monday-- July!







Yup-- it's *kermit flail* Monday again, and I've got some FANTASTIC stuff for you all-- and don't forget to scroll all the way down, okay?  I sorta got a cover reveal and a pre-buy of my own to pimp (*aherm*  Look above, it'll give you a hint!)  and I'm UBER FRICKIN' EXCITED.  So, that being pimped, I'm gonna just scoot right on into the debuts!

After that, I'm going to start with a pleasant surprise!

When I send out a "Helllooooo…" For *kermit flail* Monday, I'm always reminded that writers are my favorite people.  Case in point, Angel Martinez, who is kind, funny, and forgave me for being a little loopy the first time we met, and who jumped up and down and waved the minute I sent this out.  Angel Martinez is actually re releasing these books, but after reading the blurbs, I'm thinking that they need to be HUGE this time around.  Cause… yanno… I've got a not-so-hidden weakness for the Fae :-)  Everybody give a huge welcome and a round of applause to ANGEL MARTINEZ!  YAYAYAYAYAYAY!


Diego: Endangered Fae 2


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 a jealous rage, 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. 



Diego: Endangered Fae 2 released last month

Semper Fae: Endangered Fae 3

Zack thought he had a strange job before---Marine medic in a secret government base was odd, but personal assistant to a sidhe prince is downright bizarre and damn dangerous.

Zack thought he had a strange job before. Working as a Marine medic in a secret government installation was odd, but working as a human liaison to the /fae/ and as the personal assistant to a sidhe prince is downright bizarre. Throw in the fact that he's pretty damn sure he's fallen in love with his boss, and things are close to unmanageable.

Of course, around the fae, one never says 'things can't possibly get any worse.' Unexplained events plague the human world. Strange sightings, spontaneous magical explosions, and odd bends in reality crop up. When Finn falls ill and a monstrous creature attacks Zack, things quickly slide into disaster. Lycanthropy, loose-cannon mages, and Lugh conspire to make a hellish mess of things---but the real peril begins when Diego loses an important piece of his mind.

Semper Fae: Endangered Fae 3 comes out this Friday (7/11)

Now, I've got sort of a soft spot for this next one---- Ashlyn Kane sent me the juicy bits as she was working on it, and, well, can we say extremely juicy.  And fun.  Ashlyn is great at banter and give and take and back and forth, and she and Morgan did an outstanding job on this story.  Everybody give it up for Hard Feelings-- YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!

Hard Feelings

Buy at DSP

blurb: 

Rylan Williams hates conferences: too many people, not enough routine, and way too much interaction with strangers. When he gets stuck in a broken elevator with Miller Jones, the kid who fell asleep in his lecture, he figures things can’t get worse. Then Rylan realizes he’s the same guy he just spent an hour perving over from afar.

Rylan wants to await rescue in silence, but Miller insists on conversation, or at least banter. But just because they don’t get along doesn’t mean they don’t have chemistry, and Rylan breaks all his rules about intimacy for a one-time-only conference hookup. He’ll probably never see Miller again anyway. So of course, two months later Miller shows up at Rylan’s office, having just been hired to work on a new computer program—with Rylan.

And Rylan thought being stuck in an elevator with him was bad.

Soon Rylan and Miller learn that they get along best when they take out their frustrations in the bedroom. Their arrangement goes against everything Rylan believes in, but the rules are simple: Don’t stay overnight. Don’t tell anyone. And don’t fall in love.


And… OMG-- I've spent my lazy weekend reading people who's books I love, just FOR ME, ME, NOBODY BUT ME!!!  This here's one of them.  I'm midway through, it ROCKS SO HARD and if you haven't read the first two (Sinner's Gin, and Whiskey and Wry) then I totally suggest you do.  Rhys is a friend of mine, and she writes giant skywriting circles around me and I ADORE HER.  So that being said, man, dive right in to Tequila Mocking Bird!  YAYAYAYAY!!!!! 

Tequila Mockingbird
Sequel to Whiskey and Wry
Sinners Series: Book Three 

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Lieutenant Connor Morgan of SFPD’s SWAT division wasn’t looking for love. Especially not in a man. His life plan didn’t include one Forest Ackerman, a brown-eyed, blond drummer who’s as sexy as he is trouble. His family depends on him to be like his father, a solid pillar of strength who’ll one day lead the Morgan clan.

No, Connor has everything worked out—a career in law enforcement, a nice house, and a family. Instead, he finds a murdered man while on a drug raid and loses his heart comforting the man’s adopted son. It wasn’t like he’d never thought about men — it’s just loving one doesn’t fit into his plans.

Forest Ackerman certainly doesn’t need to be lusting after a straight cop, even if Connor Morgan is everywhere he looks, especially after Frank’s death. He’s just talked himself out of lusting for the brawny cop when his coffee shop becomes a war zone and Connor Morgan steps in to save him.

Whoever killed his father seems intent on Forest joining him in the afterlife. As the killer moves closer to achieving his goal, Forest tangles with Connor Morgan and is left wondering what he’ll lose first—his life or his heart.

And ZOMG! This book was so frickin' good.  I mean… *kermit flails* So frickin' good!  *moar flails*  *no words*  JUST BUY IT PEOPLE!!!  *pants*  Dudes.  Just… just buy it.  It's all I gots for you.  Because, you know.  It's Mary frickin' Calmes.

All Kinds of Tied Down

by Mary Calmes


Deputy US Marshal Miro Jones has a reputation for being calm and collected under fire. These traits serve him well with his hotshot partner, Ian Doyle, the kind of guy who can start a fight in an empty room. In the past three years of their life-and-death job, they've gone from strangers to professional coworkers to devoted teammates and best friends. Miro’s cultivated blind faith in the man who has his back… faith and something more. 

As a marshal and a soldier, Ian’s expected to lead. But the power and control that brings Ian success and fulfillment in the field isn't working anywhere else. Ian’s always resisted all kinds of tied down, but having no home—and no one to come home to—is slowly eating him up inside. Over time, Ian has grudgingly accepted that going anywhere without his partner simply doesn't work. Now Miro just has to convince him that getting tangled up in heartstrings isn't being tied down at all.




Okay, folks- -so, I've got a release in August-- a pretty big one-- but that's going to get it's whole own post as soon as it goes up on the coming soon page.  I mean… it's huge, it's going to be released as seven novellas and… GINORMAL.  So I didn't want to do a cover reveal on this page.  Or a blurb or anything.  Still cooking.  Not quite ready.
  But Riptide does a longer lead-in, and you all heard me talking about my really sad story with the Titanic ending-- and this here is it.  I love this quiet story.  It's probably not the idea of WWII adventure that other people will write, but I wanted a romance, and a thoughtful ending, and a little bit of hope.  

So, that being said, I'm giving you The Bells of Times Square-- the cover is by Reese Dante, and it's gorgeous, and I really hope you enjoy.  (It's out in December.  I'm writing a fluffy Christmas novella to sort of take the melancholy away-- I'll let you know when that's finished too!)


So here we go-- a little bit of quiet reverence for... 


The Bells of Times Square.


Every New Year’s Eve since 1946, Nate Meyer has ventured alone to Times Square to listen for the ghostly church bells he and his long-lost wartime lover vowed to hear together. This year, however, his grandson Blaine is pushing Nate through the Manhattan streets, revealing his secrets to his silent, stroke-stricken grandfather.
When Blaine introduces his boyfriend to his beloved grandfather, he has no idea that Nate holds a similar secret. As they endure the chilly death of the old year, Nate is drawn back in memory to a much earlier time . . . and to Walter.
Long before, in a peace carefully crafted in the heart of wartime tumult, Nate and Walter forged a loving home in the midst of violence and chaos. But nothing in war is permanent, and now all Nate has is memories of a man his family never knew existed. And a hope that he’ll finally hear the church bells that will unite everybody—including the lovers who hid the best and most sacred parts of their hearts.


2 comments:

Janet Black said...

I have already reread Ashlyn and Morgan's book....Loved it. Loved Tequila Mockingbird.........Rhys has awesome wordsmith skills. MARY OMG......so I guess I should check out Angel huh......and I have Dec 15th marked on my calendar. Happy Monday Amy!!

Devony said...

Gah...Amy your story looks to be heart wrenching . I will be waiting for it with Kleenex at the ready ;)
Rhys & Mary made me smile loads! I have already gone back to re-read Mary's...