Friday, December 13, 2013
On Wednesday, Rory Ni Coilean visited us and we got to know her a little better as well as hear a little about her latest release, Heart of the Oak. In today's Free-For-All, we have a digital copy of Heart of the Oak up for grabs. To be entered into the random drawing, leave your name and email addy in a comment.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Welcome to the blog tour for Christmas Kitsch, a full length novel featured in Riptide's Home for the Holidays Christmas bundle. The story focuses around Rusty Baker, a once spoiled rich kid who finds himself homeless for the holidays, because he fell in love with Oliver Campbell, his best friend from high school.
In honor of their rather rocky beginning in the crappy apartment with the hand-me-down furniture, I went back to my own roots with my beloved Mate. In the course of the blog tour, I'll be sharing some highlights (and low-lights) of my first year with Mate--and how I drew on that to write Rusty and Oliver, and hopefully you'll see why these guys are so very close to my heart.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
First of all, let’s hear it for serendipity! When I agreed to be here today, I knew I was going to have a new release sometime in the early part of December, but I didn’t know exactly when. Now I do -- it’s today! So just let me shamelessly pimp for a minute and then I’ll settle down, I promise. *smirks just a little* My new baby is Heart of the Oak, from Ellora’s Cave’s “Boys Will Do Boys” series, and it’s also the first in my Tales from the Grove series. (Buy link is at the end of the article!) I love writing the Grove stories, they’re such a complete change of pace from my Fae. I suppose they’re both technically “urban” fantasy, as in contemporary fantasy, but the Fae are actually urban – most of the action in the SoulShares novels is set in either Washington, D.C. or New York City – while the Grove stories, and the Gille Dubh at the heart of them, are set in the most untouched parts of Scotland I can find. The Gille Dubh are tree spirits, and they live in a world to which magick is slowly returning, after being stolen thousands of years before. And their stories flow like poetry, or at least that’s what they feel like to me. (Fae, on the other hand, are decidedly unpoetic. Yeah, that’s a good word. Unpoetic.)
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Monday, December 09, 2013
It’s a pleasure to be here today on Cup of Porn! Today I’m going to share the incredibly easy and delicious recipe for the Christmas shortbread featured in my new holiday romance from Loose Id, Where the Lovelight Gleams. Psst: the secret ingredient is butter. :D