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Monday, June 5, 2017

*Kermit Flail* June Edition!

So wow. 

May was something of a frickin' month, right? 

We had RT at the beginning and Pride at the end (well, yesterday, so the beginning of June) and we had all sorts of adventures in between. 

But as always, we have new releases, and that's damned exciting. 

We're entering into recital season, and I actually FORGOT to solicit Kermit Flail last week--but some awesome people-- Cody Kennedy, Anne Barwell & Lou Sylvre, and the ever lovely, ever dynamic and graceful Jaime Samms, all conspired to save me from myself!  C. Kennedy has offered up book three of an award winning series, Elpida, and it looks haunting. Anne and Lou have offered Sunset and Pencarrow, and besides the cover art--mmm... -- it's based in New Zealand--and how can you lose? And Jaime Samms offers us a chance at love again with Off Stage: Beyond the Footlights. 

So lovely offerings--and I have a few myself!

A new audiobook (Deep of the Sound) for starters, but even more exciting? Well, part 2 of Quickening--and, yes, the end of the series for a while. People have asked me if I plan to write any more of the Little Goddess--and it's hard to answer that. On the one hand, I love this series and I had much more planned. On the other, well, girl's gotta eat. So I ended this book in a good place. The hint of new adventures to come is definitely there--but if they don't? We have a moment of contentment, and the feeling that our heroes and heroine will live in peace and kindness for many years to come. 

Now, for those of you who haven't read The Little Goddess, WATCH THIS SPACE. On June 6th, there will be a chance to read Vulnerable, Part 1 of the series, for free on BookBub. I'll post a link and a graphic THE MINUTE I have it, and hopefully, you'll be so much in love with Cory et al that you'll want to see the rest of their adventures!


And Cory isn't my only new addition. 

The sequel to The Virgin Manny will be out on July 1st!  So take a look at Manny Get Your Guy-- the hero on the cover is Taylor, the rather aggressive young upstart from Virgin Manny, and I think you all will love him!

So, there you go. LOTS of good stuff! Let's hear it for the end of school and recital season and a thousand reasons to pull up a good book and curl up in the air conditioning--or in the shade--and read. 


Elpida: Book Three

by C. Kennedy

Michael and Christy attended prom, graduated high school, and Michael leads the USATF tryouts. With Oxford University on the horizon, his future looks bright, and he believes life has returned to normal after Christy’s rescue. He couldn’t be more wrong.

Christy has been free from a life of slavery for more than a year and has made remarkable progress due in no small part to the love he found with Michael. But the recent prosecution of a past abuser has shattered the life he so painstakingly built out of nothing but a mountain of horror. He now faces the daunting task of building a new life—yet again.

Twelve-year-old Thimi has been missing since Christy left Greece and, unbeknownst to everyone, has hidden out in a vacant mansion in Glyfada. Learning of Christy’s survival is the only thing that brings him out of hiding. People, open spaces, even the most common of sounds frighten him beyond reason. A mere ghost of a boy, Thimi arrives in the US with no knowledge of the outside world—the only constant in his life a purple marble.

Lost, shattered, and afraid, only hope gives them the strength and courage they need to begin anew.

Sunset at Pencarrow
 by Lou Sylvre and Anne Barwell

World of Love—New Zealand

Kiwi Nathaniel Dunn is in a fighting mood, but how does a man fight Wellington’s famous fog? In the last year, Nate’s lost his longtime lover to boredom and his ten-year job to the economy. Now he’s found a golden opportunity for employment where he can even use his artistic talent, but to get the job, he has to get to Christchurch today. Heavy fog means no flight, and the ticket agent is ignoring him to fawn over a beautiful but annoying, overly polite American man.

Rusty Beaumont can deal with a canceled flight, but the pushy Kiwi at the ticket counter is making it difficult for him to stay cool. The guy rubs him all the wrong ways despite his sexy working-man look, which Rusty notices even though he’s not looking for a man to replace the fiancé who died two years ago. Yet when they’re forced to share a table at the crowded airport café, Nate reveals the kind heart behind his grumpy façade. An earthquake, sex in the bush, and visits from Nate’s belligerent ex turn a day of sightseeing into a slippery slope that just might land them in love.

Off State: Beyond the Footlights
by Jaime Samms

Kilmer and Jacko’s relationship has been foundering for a long time. With the end in sight and despairing that he might never find a Dom who suits him, Kilmer heads to a local bar to drown his sorrows—and meets country singer Tanner.

Tanner feels oddly protective of the broken man and eventually convinces Kilmer to hire him to help remodel the small, sad house Kilmer once shared with Jacko. As Tanner and Kilmer get to know each other, Kilmer regains his lost independence and Tanner’s dominant streak rises to the surface. But will it be a help or a hindrance to the trust they’re trying to build?

The answer might lie in the music Kilmer gave up not long after he met Jacko. Music always granted him solace, clarity, and an outlet for his emotions, and with Tanner’s encouragement, he picks up where he left off. Playing together eases them into honest communication, and though a happily ever after will still take patience and work, taking a chance on each other sounds sweeter with every note.

The Deep of the Sound/Audiobook
by Amy Lane
narrated by Nick J. Russo

Cal McCorkle has lived in Bluewater Bay his whole life. He works two jobs to support a brother with a laundry list of psychiatric diagnoses and a great-uncle with Alzheimer's, and his personal life amounts to impersonal hookups with his boss. He's got no time, no ambition, and no hope. All he has is family, and they're killing him one responsibility at a time.

Avery Kennedy left Los Angeles, his family, and his sleazy boyfriend to attend a Wolf's Landing convention, and he has no plans to return. But when he finds himself broke and car-less in Bluewater Bay, he's worried he'll have to slink home with his tail between his legs. Then Cal McCorkle rides to his rescue, and his urge to run away dies a quick death.

Avery may seem helpless at first, but he can charm Cal's fractious brother, so Cal can pretty much forgive him anything. Even being adorkable. And giving him hope. But Cal can only promise Avery "until we can't" - and the cost of changing that to "until forever" might be too high, however much they both want it.


by Amy Lane

Little Goddess: Book Five
Volume Two

The elf queen who infected the werewolf population isn’t going away—and neither are the two heartbeats that will soon be the children in Cory’s arms.

Cory’s used to throwing herself physically into the fray, but as their enemy gets closer and more dangerous, she’s forced to choose between her safety and the people sworn to protect her. Her guardians are tired of worrying about Cory and her unborn children, and Cory is getting plain tired.

The preternatural world isn’t her only worry—basic human birthing rituals are going to be a pain in the ass for a woman whose children will be sidhe. Cory’s mother is still fuzzy on the concept of a polyamorous multispecies marriage and sets her up with an OBGYN obsessed with the inhuman silhouettes of her babies.

Cory doesn’t want her children born in the middle of a turf war, but the people she and Green have nurtured and fought for aren’t about to let her face this enemy alone. This battle is for queen and home, and the babies quickening in Cory’s body are a symbol of hope. Cory’s going to have to give up the idea of being a weapon and embrace the idea of being a mother, or she’ll let down those depending on her most.

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Manny Get Your Guy

by Amy Lane

The Mannies
Starting over and falling in love.

Tino Robbins’s sister, Nica, and her husband, Jacob, are expecting their fifth child. Fortunately, Nica’s best friend, Taylor Cochran, is back in town, released from PT and in need of a job.

After years in the service and recovering from grave injury, Taylor has grown a lot from the callow troublemaker he’d been in high school. Now he’s hoping for a fresh start with Nica and her family.

Jacob’s cousin Brandon lives above the garage and thinks “Taylor the manny” is a bad idea. Taylor might be great at protecting civilians from a zombie apocalypse, but is he any good with kids?

Turns out, Taylor’s a natural. As he tries to fit in, using common sense and dry wit, Brandon realizes that Taylor doesn’t just love their family—he’s desperate to be part of it. And just like that, Brandon wants Taylor to be part of his future.

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OH-- And a cover reveal!!

1 comment:

Anne said...

Thanks again for the chance to be a part of Kermit Flail, Amy! Always love being here :)