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Monday, April 2, 2018

Happy Easter Kermit Flail!

YAYAYAYYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!

Okay, so I know it's cliche to say "count your blessings" but this week really did show me I was blessed.

For starters, when I told everybody I was really tired and a little wrung out, I got nothing but support--thank you all. You were so kind. I took a mild social media break and it really did help. Thank you.

And in addition, we've got Kermit Flail.

Now I've been doing this for what? Three years? And essentially it's a big co-op-- I put new people on my blog and new people put my blog on their social feed and all together we get a big pop for our new projects and that's good for everybody, right?  But some months I'm like, "You know... maybe this has run its course..." and then--INVARIABLY, WITHOUT FAIL, people I'm just THRILLED AND PSYCHED to hear from ping me and go, "Hey, Amy... you still doing the flail?"

Yeah I'm doing the flail!  For these folks?  I'd resurrect the flail and breathe life into the dead if I stopped doing it and they asked me to put them on Kermit Flail. But, you know--fortunately I don't have to, because they pinged me before I even thought of putting ol' Kermit down. 

So yeah. 

Blessed. 

I can't ever forget, right?

So first up on my list of blessings is LaQuette!  Now I met her through a variety of social media moments, and when I first got to talk to her, I was just blown away. She's fun, she's passionate, she's a riot to talk to and a joy to connect with--and brother, can she write. Her Queens of Kings books have been a huge hit, and I know she's coming to DSP and I'm just so excited, so be sure to give it up for her book, Wicked Wager!

Also we've got Elle Brownlee-- who is one of my go-to people at Dreamspinner and RT. We've had tea together, lunch together, and vodka together and I'm just so excited to get to pimp her new book--she's got a sneaky sense of humor, this one, and a romantic soul.  Be prepared when you read Staggered Cove Station--you're in for a ride!

E.J. Russell is a girl on fire!  She won a Rainbow Award for her book The Druid Next Door (which I got to judge, and I loved it, and pimped it right here!) and sure enough, the book was nominated for a RITA!!! And I was jumping up and down and screaming when this happened, so you can bet I was excited when she pinged me for her next one--Tested by Fire. 

Now Teodora Kostova was first known to me as a reader--I saw her in social media on occasion and she always had such lovely things to say. Now she's a writer in her own right, and oh brother, can she dish out the angst-- take a look at her newest, Ten Mile Bottom-- if you're in need for a workout for the old heart muscle, I think we've got one right here!

Now Sophia Beaumont hit me up out of nowhere--I'm surprised she even knew about my blog, but she writes a little bit of the creepy and a little bit of the strange and I'm so happy to have someone new to me and new to you and definitely worth checking out--Moreau House looks very cool!

Oh... and toward the bottom, I've got a few projects of my own!

So come check out Kermit Flail this month--it's like the stars came out just for me!

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




Wicked Wager


by LaQuette


Dr. Mandisa Avery is a Brooklyn chemist who's lost sight of her life outside the dreams her late mother left her to fulfill. With too many late nights spent in her office working, she's burned out and desperate for a change.

Slade Hamilton is a Texas businessman who adores ranch life. He'd love nothing more than to spend his days tilling his land. However, his inherent need to protect his family legacy from his hateful father keeps him and his future tied to a desk at Logan Industries.

When a lucrative business opportunity forces their paths to cross, Mandisa and Slade must each make a decision: risk it all on undeniable attraction, or hedge their bets to save their hearts and their respective businesses from ruin.

Will they fold, or will they risk it all on a wicked wager?









Staggered Cove Station

by Elle Brownlee


Rescues are wild in the Alaskan terrain. So is romance.

Sun-kissed California guardsman Dan Farnsworth might be at home in the water, but he’s out of his element at remote, rugged, and freezing Staggered Cove Station. Acclimating proves hard enough, but he’s also digging into how the station’s previous rescue swimmer was lost at sea. Was it an operation gone bad... or something more sinister? Add to that instant tension between him and his partner, no-nonsense Alaska-born Karl Radin, and Dan has his hands full.

As his investigation heats up, so does the attraction between Dan and Karl—even if they don’t completely trust each other. But as suspicious events escalate to sabotage, Dan starts to fear he and Karl won’t get the chance to become more than reluctant coworkers.

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Moreau House

by Sophia Beaumont

Evie Cappelli is not a people-person.

Unfortunately, her boyfriend Micha definitely is, and so Evie gets dragged along for a weekend of ghost hunting with her cousin, his boyfriend, and three of their friends.

A trained Night Patrol officer and one of Hekate’s ferrymen, Evie assumes she’ll have more trouble from the living than the dead on this trip, but the eerie farm house quickly exceeds expectations with mysterious noises, disembodied voices, and objects that move on their own.

But when one of their number vanishes in the middle of the investigation, the danger becomes palpable, and it’s up to Evie and Micha ensure they make it through the night.


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Ten Mile Bottom

Teodora Kostova

Hitting rock bottom is just the beginning...

I’m a son, a brother, a friend.
A writer.
An addict.
Dead.
Cardiac arrest isn’t enough to keep me dead, though. The doctors brought me back, but for what?

At twenty four I’ve already achieved what most people do in a life time. I’m a successful author, own a flat in the heart of London and drive my dream sports car.
Or at least that’s what people see.
Once the spotlight fades, I’m left alone with my overactive mind, alcohol and drugs the only way to quiet down the noise.
Until an overdose nearly kills me and drags everyone I love down with me.
With the help of my best friend, I leave London and its toxic influence behind, moving to a small town in the outskirts of Cambridge to try and put my life back together again.

If only it were that easy.



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Tested in Fire

E.J. Russell
Six months ago, Stefan Cobbe was at rock bottom: grief-stricken, guilt ridden, debt laden, artistically blocked, and living on charity in an isolated mountain cabin. But after reconciling with his first love, Luke, and moving to Sarasota with him, Stefan is preparing for his first major show. Yes, he still has debts, and no, Luke doesn’t understand Stefan’s desire for independence. But compared to last year? No contest.

Luke Morganstern ought to be happy. After all, his art-investigation business has recovered and he’s got his boyfriend back. But Stefan stubbornly refuses to move in with him or accept Luke’s financial help, and it’s really starting to bug him. Who knew that the biggest test of their relationship wouldn’t be time or distance, but his own insecurities? After Luke’s next job—a trip to Italy to retrieve a mysterious artifact—he plans to convince Stefan that it’s time to totally commit.

But when Luke returns, he changes, and Stefan begins to suspect that the person in Luke’s skin isn’t Luke at all. He can hardly go to the police and claim his lover is the victim of a supernatural hijacking though. He needs alternative help to find Luke and get him back, because he refuses to let anyone—or anything—come between them again.


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Crocus

by Amy Lane


Bonfires: Book Two

Saying “I love you” doesn’t guarantee peace or a happy ending.

High school principal “Larx” Larkin was pretty sure he'd hit the jackpot when Deputy Sheriff Aaron George moved in with him, merging their two families as seamlessly as the chaos around them could possibly allow.

But when Larx’s pregnant daughter comes home unexpectedly and two of Larx’s students are put in danger, their tentative beginning comes crashing down around their ears.

Larx thought he was okay with the dangers of Aaron’s job, and Aaron thought he was okay with Larx's daughter—who is not okay—but when their worst fears are almost realized, it puts their hearts and their lives to the test. Larx and Aaron have never wanted anything as badly as they want a life together. Will they be able to make it work when the world is working hard to keep them apart?



Stand by Your Manny

by Amy Lane

Sammy Lowell has his hands full juggling his music, college, some pesky health problems, and making the uncles who raised him proud. He needs help fulfilling his after-school duties with his siblings. Nobody can be in two places at once—not even Sammy! An injury puts Cooper Hoskins in a tough spot—if he can’t work, the foster sister he’s raising can’t eat. But years in the foster system have left Cooper short on trust, and opening up to accept help isn’t easy. Luckily, family intervenes—Cooper needs a job so he can care for Felicity, and Sammy needs someone who can see past his illness to the wonderful things he has planned for his life. Each heals the damaged places in the other’s heart. But falling in love is a big responsibility for young men deep in family already. Can the two of them get past their fear of the immediate future to see forever with each other?



1 comment:

EJ Russell said...

Thank you, Amy! You are a goddess!