Interview Roulette: Grace Duncan

Today’s Interview Roulette player is Grace Duncan!

  1. What is your favorite appliance? Hmm. It used to be the coffee maker but I’ve since started using a French press. So, I’ll have to go with the water cooler (does that count? It does now. :P) because it gives me immediate hot water… to make my coffee with.
  2. A genie pops up and offers to grant you one talent. What do you choose and why? Marketing. I have a talent for writing (I swear, I’m NOT conceited, I’m just trying to remind myself I do already know how to write.). I need a talent for getting it out there to the right readers and to enough readers to make enough to live on. J
  3. If you were to become a street performer, what would you do to entertain people and earn some money? Probably sing. I can actually carry a decent tune, even without background music. I’m no Shira Anthony, not by a long shot, but I could sing well enough to earn a cup of coffee.
  4. Cats or dogs? Discuss. Mmm. I’m going to go with dogs because they think I’m the god, not the other way around. 😉
  5. You’re on a ship with Mark Twain, Albert Einstein, Catherine the Great, David Bowie, Billie Holiday, and Gengis Khan. But oh no! The ship is sinking and the lifeboat only holds four people. You get to decide—who gets on that lifeboat? Mark Twain, Albert Einstein, David Bowie and Gengis Khan. In that one boat, we have brilliance for literature, science, music and warfare. I’d call that a win.
  6. What is your superpower? Putting myself down. No, really, I’m epic at it. Okay, seriously, if It’s something I want to have, it’d be, I think, super speed so I could get everything done quickly. Imagine how many books I could write with that….
  7. You’ve been invited to a party being held by your boss. Which of your characters will you take with you as your guest? Well, I’m my own boss, so I would just invite everyone and watch the mayhem. (Especially with Teman and Nadir naked!) The pleasure slaves with the shifters with the BDSM couples. That would be SO fun to watch. If I make up a boss, like some of those I used to have and assume I want to keep my job after the fact, I’d probably consider Mal and Kyle (from Beautiful boy, since Kyle can do small talk in his sleep), Braden and Rafe (What About Now), and Patrick and Chance (No Sacrifice). Those would make a good, but still interesting combination (and not likely freak anyone out… too much).

 

Book blurb:

Liam Scott is sick. That’s not supposed to be possible. As a wolf shifter, he’s supposed to be able to heal. The omega gene he was born with means he’s capable of carrying shifter young and Liam is worried that whatever is wrong will mean his one-day hope of having pups will be dashed. But despite the fears keeping him away from the doctor until now, he knows he needs to go.

It turns out the sickness is temporary, but the treatment causes a whole other problem.

Mason’s alpha gene means he’s one of very few wolves who can impregnate an omega male. For two years, he’d been watching Liam, but things kept getting in the way. When Liam shows up in heat, Mason recognizes the opportunity he needs and doesn’t hesitate make to Liam his mate and the father of his pups.

 

But Liam has old wounds and fears to work through which the pregnancy is only making worse, and Mason isn’t sure how to get past them to show he’s serious about making a life together as loving mates. It’s not until a female wolf decides Mason should be hers that Liam makes his biggest worry known—and Mason can finally put the fears to rest.

 

Book buy links:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MYFCBSE

Author bio:

Grace Duncan grew up with a wild imagination.  She told stories from an early age – many of which got her into trouble.  Eventually, she learned to channel that imagination into less troublesome areas, including fanfiction, which is what has led her to writing male/male erotica.

A gypsy in her own right, Grace has lived all over the United States.  She has currently set up camp in East Texas with her husband and children – both the human and furry kind.

As one of those rare creatures who loves research, Grace can get lost for hours on the internet, reading up on any number of strange and different topics.  She can also be found writing fanfiction, reading fantasy, crime, suspense, romance and other erotica or even dabbling in art.

Find Grace here:

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Interview Roulette: CJane Elliott

Welcome to today’s game of Interview Roulette, starring CJane Elliott!

  1. You’re walking down the street when a spaceship lands in front of you and a half dozen aliens pile out. What do you do? First I look around to make sure this isn’t a movie being filmed that I wasn’t aware of. Then I bow politely, hoping that bowing is some universal symbol and not an egregious insult in alien speak. Then I stand and wait for my fate to show itself.
  2. Are you a nerd and/or a geek? Provide evidence to support your answer. I’m more of a nerd. I was a good student who sat in the front row and liked to study. Being a nerd, I Googled nerd vs geek to make sure I got this answer right. And what Urban Dictionary says about nerds being shy and not friends with a lot of people was also true about me in high school.
  3. Which (living) celebrity would you most want to have dinner with? Adam Lambert. Many know my obsession with him (which is more geek-like than nerd). He’s not only insanely talented but seems like a fun person to hang out with, so I’m sure I’d have a fabulous time.
  4. When it comes to travel, do you prefer to plan everything or play it by ear? I like to nail down transportation and lodging ahead of time, but beyond that I don’t like to plan too many activities. It’s more fun to see what happens. My sister and I are going on a road trip from Orlando to Key West after the Dreamspinner Press Author Conference in March. We have nothing in particular planned and I can’t wait!
  5. One of your characters is running for political office. Who is it and what’s the office? Cleo Park from Serpentine Walls. She’s a kick-ass Asian-American gal who embodies all the qualities of strong women who resist and persist. She would make a great Congresswoman from Virginia.
  6. If you had to live in a movie, TV show, or book, which would you choose and why? This is hard to answer. Right now I want to escape from the reality of what is happening in our country so I want to live in something rosy and optimistic, like Sesame Street.
  7. What is your favorite footwear? If I could get away with bare feet all the time, I would. All I wear around the house these days are slipper-socks. For actual shoes, I prefer flats, the more comfortable the better.

Jonathan Vallen has never felt good enough. A gentle musician who loves to garden, he’s woefully unsuited to running Vallen Industries, the family business. When his father hires a hotshot executive, Marco Pellegrini, to save the company, Jonathan moves away and leaves his humiliation behind. A year later and forty pounds lighter, Jonathan runs into Marco on an LGBT cruise. Marco doesn’t recognize him, the sparks fly, and Jonathan pretends to be someone else for the week—Jonah Rutledge—someone good enough to be loved.

Marco Pellegrini has always been driven. He rose from poverty to the pinnacle of business success, and he’ll do anything to protect his reputation—including hiding his bisexuality. Having saved Vallen Industries, he’s weary of the rat race and ready for a more meaningful life. When Marco meets his soul mate for that new life—Jonah Rutledge—on an LGBT cruise, he prepares to stop hiding and start living.

Back on land, the romance crashes when Marco discovers his perfect man is not only a lie but the son of his boss, Frederick Vallen. Jonathan resolves to win Marco back, but Frederick takes vengeful action. Jonathan and Marco must battle their own fears as well as Frederick’s challenge to get to the future that awaits them on the horizon.

Book buy links:

AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MTJ7WGX

DSP: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/all-the-way-to-shore-by-cjane-elliott-7789-b

B&N: http://origin-mnr.barnesandnoble.com/w/all-the-way-to-shore-cjane-elliott/1125080089

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/all-the-way-to-shore

Author bio:

After years of hearing characters chatting away in her head, CJane Elliott finally decided to put them on paper and hasn’t looked back since. A psychotherapist by training, CJane enjoys writing sexy, passionate stories that also explore the human psyche. CJane has traveled all over North America for work and her characters are travelers, too, traveling down into their own depths to find what they need to get to the happy ending.

CJane is an ardent supporter of LGBTQ equality and is particularly fond of coming out stories.

In her spare time, CJane can be found dancing, listening to music, or watching old movies. Her husband and son support her writing habit by staying out of the way when they see her hunched over, staring intensely at her laptop.

CJane is the author of the award-winning Serpentine Series, New Adult contemporary novels set at the University of Virginia. Serpentine Walls was a 2014 Rainbow Awards finalist, Aidan’s Journey was a 2015 EPIC Awards finalist, and Sex, Love, and Videogames won first place in the New Adult category in the 2016 Swirl Awards.

Author contacts:

E-mail: cjaneelliott@gmail.com

Website: http://www.cjaneelliott.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CJaneElliott

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cjane.elliott

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/CJane-Elliott/e/B00LPIJDM2/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

Dreamspinner: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/authors/cjane-elliott-124

Interview Roulette: Andrea Speed

Today’s Interview Roulette player is Andrea Speed!

  1. What is the strangest food you like to eat? Candy corn. Look, I know it’s a garbage candy. I know! I still kind of like it. It’s like eating sweetened candle wax.
  2. One of your characters has just been arrested and calls you to bail him out. Who is it and what did he get busted for? Holden. But he only got resisting arrest thrown at him, a worthless charge, because he pissed off the arresting officer with his sass mouth. He’s done much worse, but they can’t prove it, and nobody’s forcing anything out of him. Frankly, most of the other inmates would rather see him free. His reputation precedes him.
  3. Describe an annoying habit one of your characters has. Roan used to bite his fingernails. He still does occasionally. He won’t admit it, and if you called him on it he’d probably deny it, but he does.
  4. You’ve been invited to a party being held by your boss. Which of your characters will you take with you as your guest? Paris. He can charm everyone and be the center of attention, while I lurk in a corner, eating all their food.
  5. What were your favorite childhood books? This is going to be weird and make no sense, but for a while when I was young, I was really into animal books – White Fang, Black Beauty, Call of the Wild, et cetera. I was also really into Edgar Allan Poe. You might think The Raven was the crossover point, but no. I can’t really explain it.
  6. Describe one time someone surprised you. If you knew what a horrible memory I have … I think learning I won a Rainbow Award was such a surprise I actually considered that maybe it was a prank for a moment.
  7. If you could make anything edible, what would you choose? Anything? Edible books would be great. Read them; eat them.

 

Book blurb: Kaede Hiyashi is sick and tired of living in the shadow of his father, supervillain Doctor Terror. Brilliant but crazy, Doctor Terror sends his son to Corwyn, California, for reasons Kaede can’t imagine. Sent to accompany and protect him is Ash, a genetically modified supersoldier raised and trained by an infamous death cult.

Corwyn is lousy with superheroes, led by the obnoxious Dark Justice. Kaede finds himself dancing around Dark Justice as he digs into his father’s mysterious business and teaches his socially awkward—but physically lethal—bodyguard to acclimate to “normal” life. Can these two wacky supervillains figure out what Doctor Terror wants them to do, solve the riddle of the villain known as Black Hand, and keep Dark Justice from raining on their bloody parade? The course of love—and world domination—never did run smooth.

 

Book buy links: https://www.dsppublications.com/books/hearts-of-darkness-by-andrea-speed-325-b

https://smile.amazon.com/Hearts-Darkness-Andrea-Speed-ebook/dp/B01LW7Z4V6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1486265686&sr=1-1&keywords=andrea+speed

 

Author bio: Andrea Speed is a random collection of newspapers and food scraps that somehow became sentient. Perhaps this explains her fear of goats. If you see her, just nod politely as she tells you how composting is an Illuminati conspiracy, and try not to make any sudden moves.

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Cover Reveal: Three Hearts by Grace R. Duncan

three-hearts_450X674Three Hearts
By Grace R. Duncan
Cover by Jess Small
72k words
M/M Paranormal/shifters

Pre-order available 2/3/2017

Release date: 3/3/2017

 

Liam Scott is sick. That’s not supposed to be possible. As a wolf shifter, he’s supposed to be able to heal. The omega gene he was born with means he’s capable of carrying shifter young and Liam is worried that whatever is wrong will mean his one-day hope of having pups will be dashed. But despite the fears keeping him away from the doctor until now, he knows he needs to go.

It turns out the sickness is temporary, but the treatment causes a whole other problem.

Mason’s alpha gene means he’s one of very few wolves who can impregnate an omega male. For two years, he’d been watching Liam, but things kept getting in the way. When Liam shows up in heat, Mason recognizes the opportunity he needs and doesn’t hesitate make to Liam his mate and the father of his pups.

But Liam has old wounds and fears to work through which the pregnancy is only making worse, and Mason isn’t sure how to get past them to show he’s serious about making a life together as loving mates. It’s not until a female wolf decides Mason should be hers that Liam makes his biggest worry known—and Mason can finally put the fears to rest.

Preorder here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MYFCBSE

Preorder paperback here: https://www.createspace.com/6894067

 

Excerpt:

CHAPTER 1

Liam

When the alarm went off, I smacked it into submission, then burrowed farther into my pillow. The last thing I wanted to do was get out of bed. Despite knowing I had to have slept, I had absolutely zero energy. I didn’t remember waking up overnight at all, and I knew I’d lain down by ten and fallen asleep pretty fast.

I gave in to a moment of self-pity. As a wolf shifter, I wasn’t supposed to be sick. I wasn’t supposed to be able to get sick with common things. And if I got sick, I was supposed to be able to recover within a day or two. Our injuries never lasted more than a day or two, and that was only if it was severe. We didn’t get diseases, especially human ones. And if we did manage to contract some kind of bug that attacked wolf immunity, our bodies killed it quickly.

There were rumors that a form of cancer had started hitting the wolf population. That scared me more than a little, especially recently, with whatever was wrong with me. It was one reason why I hadn’t yet gone to the doctor. I wasn’t sure I wanted to hear what they’d tell me.

Because I was also not a typical male shifter. I was one of a rare type the Idiots That Be named “omega.” I didn’t know if they found it ironic or what when they borrowed the name from the humans’ faulty knowledge of wild wolves. But omega was definitely a misnomer. It used to mean “weak.” The bottom of the totem pole, as it were, in a wolf pack. I was on the smaller side, but that was no more indicative of my strength than my light brown hair was.

Omegas are as strong as most other wolves, as fast as any of them. We’re not looked down on—for the most part—by other wolves, or made to be the last to do or get anything. Sure, there are always some who insist we’re inferior. I suspect it’s mostly jealousy, though that wasn’t always easy to remember when I was the one being picked on.

No, what made us unique was that omegas could carry and give birth to our young.

Like the female wolves, omegas went into heat once a month, usually for four days around the new moon. Sometimes more or less; it was as individual as human females were. We wolves, omega and female alike, took a form of birth control that suppressed our heat. I had no idea how it worked with our metabolism, but apparently the shifter scientists knew a lot more than me. So, as the new moon approached, I took a pill twice a day and voila—no heat.

Which was good because going through heat sucked.

It was the worst horniness imaginable. I could jack off constantly for that four-day period and it didn’t relieve me. I could stuff my ass full of dildos and nothing helped. The only thing that would was the one thing I hadn’t let myself do—find an alpha male to breed me.

Yes, we had alphas. It was a genetic marker in their blood, not much else. Most of them were a bit bigger than the rest of us, some a bit stronger. But it wasn’t a huge difference. And I hadn’t yet met an alpha with the kind of asshole attitude that’s so frequently portrayed in fiction. They got named alpha because they were discovered first. Alpha males were the only ones who could impregnate an omega, which was probably because of that genetic marker. And while the scientists understood it, I didn’t.

The rest of the wolf population didn’t have a specific designation. If you weren’t an alpha or omega, you were just a plain ol’ wolf.

But even though I wasn’t ready to mate yet, I did want to have pups someday. So I was scared to death of what a doctor would tell me. What if something was wrong and I couldn’t have them?

I was going to have to put aside my fear, though. It’d been going on for two months now. Despite shifting on the full moon—we had no choice; we were forced through the shift—and exercising when I could, running at other times, I hadn’t gotten better.

I was exhausted. All the time. I got cold at the drop of a hat.

And I’d been forgetting shit. Stupid little details, that were driving me crazy. It had to stop.

 

About Grace

Grace Duncan grew up with a wild imagination. She told stories from an early age – many
of which got her into trouble. Eventually, she learned to channel that imagination into grace_nohateless troublesome areas, including fanfiction, which is what has led her to writing male/male erotica.

A gypsy in her own right, Grace has lived all over the United States. She has currently set up camp in East Texas with her husband and children – both the human and furry kind.

As one of those rare creatures who loves research, Grace can get lost for hours on the internet, reading up on any number of strange and different topics. She can also be found writing fanfiction, reading fantasy, crime, suspense, romance and other erotica or even dabbling in art.

Find Grace here:

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Interview Roulette: Lex Chase

Please welcome Lex Chase to Interview Roulette, in which your favorite authors answer randomly chosen questions!

  1. Describe a traumatic weather-related experience you’ve had. If you’ve never had any, make one up. I live in Florida, hence, hurricanes. By far the most traumatic was Hurricane Ivan. In case you haven’t heard of this monstrosity here’s a link. I was in college at the time and my family was very fortunate and only lost a single shingle on our roof. However, others not so much. A friend of mine lost her house. Like, her house no longer existed. The storm surge swept in and sucked her house out to sea and all that remained was the foundation. A professor lived in a wooded area, and was trapped on his property. For two weeks, he had to use a chainsaw to cut his way through the fallen trees to be able to leave for food, or even get to clean water. College was out session for over a month, and countless students were forced to withdraw because they lost everything. Ballfields were converted into debris collection fields. Piles of them, at least 70 or 80 feet high, were dunes of trash, branches, tangled wreckage of cars, scraps of businesses, and remains of homes. There was gas rationing, curfews, rumors of martial law. There was also information on where to get much needed medications and water distribution. Parking lots became pop-up FEMA trailer villages where people lived for over a year. We had Project: Blue Roof, where people covered damaged roofs with blue tarps. Those tarps remained on many for years who couldn’t afford to fix their roofs, let alone move. But a lot of good came from it. My family was one of the 1% of Pensacola who got their power back in two days. We cooked everything that hadn’t turned yet in our fridge, and got creative. We created our beloved dish “Hurricane Spaghetti” that involved every meat product in the fridge from leftover pot roast, to steak, to chicken, to pork chops, to even lunch meat. Chopped up, and stewed in pasta sauce, then served over noodles. With a side of French fries. Because they had thawed. We would arm ourselves with a car full of coolers and drive two hours to get eggs, dairy, meat, and even ice cream as a treat if we could swing it. It was the closest thing to living in a warzone that I ever experienced. But I also learned people can be pretty awesome. And then came Katrina…
  2. What was your favorite school subject? Least favorite? In elementary school, my favorite was Art! Of course, it was. I was one of those kids who always had to be the best. (Read: The quirkiest.) In third grade, our assignment was to make our own version of the Mona Lisa. Mine was a bleach blonde leader of a biker gang. I hated Language (which is what they called English in elementary school) It was sooooo boooorrring. But I was good at it, and I ended up a storyteller…soooo…. My least favorite was Math. I struggled with it my entire life. I would even cry during timed tests because I could never finish in time. Come to find out as an adult, I have a learning disability in math. I’m only able to manage a below average third grade level.
  3. Describe the perfect pair of socks. Super soft and fuzzy. They need to be thick and squishy to keep your feet warm and dry. Colors do not matter. But soft socks are the best!
  4. Where’s the weirdest place you’ve ever written? My shower. While taking a shower. I have a pad of Aquanotes and they’re water resistant paper. I’ve managed to make notes and get short bits of dialogue before the water goes cold.
  5. What is the oddest thing on your music playlist? Can’t decide. Because it’s my normal. It’s a tossup between a children’s lullaby version of “Sail” by AWOLNation or an orchestral version of the Nyan Cat song. It’s a lovely National Anthem of the Internet.
  6. You can eat only one ice cream flavor for the rest of your life. Which is it? Baskin-Robbins Peanut Butter and Chocolate! With those ribbons of semi-hardened peanut butter? It’s amazing.
  7. You have just been crowned leader of a small island nation. What’s your first official act? Declare kittens are sacred creatures and must be treated with care. Set up massive shrines to the precious mews. And to adopt sweet fuzzy baby is to be blessed by the gods. All IKEAs henceforth will be populated by free roaming kittens.
  8. Paper or plastic? That’s like choosing between the Bush Twins!

Book blurb:

In Prospect Harbor, Maine, lobsterman Harper Cook has always loved the sea. He and his two brothers work the harbor waters, in a fishing village of one thousand where everybody knows everybody else’s business and nobody wants to be different.

When it’s time for the annual Men of Maine pinup calendar, Harper’s brothers eagerly volunteer him. Harper isn’t thrilled to bare it all to raise money for an elementary school playground—until he meets out-and-proud Los Angeles out-a-statah Sean Blackburn: the highly available first-grade teacher with Hollywood heartthrob looks.

Harper has no desire to ever stand out from the crowd, but Sean persists and earns Harper’s friendship. Through Sean, Harper opens up to new possibilities. Things get steamy, but Harper still protects his heart. Though   the right pressure in the right place might crack even a loner lobsterman out of his shell.

 

States of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the United States.

Book buy links:

Dreamspinner Press

Barnes and Noble

Amazon

Google Play

 

Author bio:

Lex Chase once heard Stephen King say in a commercial, “We’re all going to die, I’m just trying to make it a little more interesting.” Now she’s on a mission to make the world a hell of a lot more interesting. Weaving tales of sweeping cinematic adventure—depending on how she feels that day—Lex sprinkles in high-speed chases, shower scenes, and more explosions than a Hollywood blockbuster.

Her pride is in telling stories of men who kiss as much as they kick ass. If you’re going to march into the depths of hell, it better be beside the one you love. Lex is a pop culture diva, her DVR is constantly backlogged, she has intense emotions about Hannibal’s Hannigram, and she unapologetically loved the ending of Lost. She wouldn’t last five minutes without technology in the event of the apocalypse and has nightmares about refusing to leave her cats behind.

 

Author contacts:

Official Site

Dreamspinner Press

DSP Publications

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Donations–Please help!

As some of you know, I donate all the royalties from my self-published books to Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). And I’ll continue to do so.

But now I’m going to do something extra. For every self-published book or audiobook I sell through Feb 4, I will also donate 50 cents to International Rescue Committee. (You can read here about their work: https://www.rescue.org/).

The following books are included:

The Sacrifice (ebook and print)
Festivus Miracle (ebook and audio)
Joys R Us (ebook and audio)
The Downs (ebook and audio)
Guarded (ebook and audio)
Treasure (ebook and audio)

So buy a book for yourself or a friend and you’ll help support 2 excellent organizations.

(PS–Please share this message to anyone who might be interested!)

Interview Roulette: M. A. Church

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Please welcome M.A. Church to the first round of Interview Roulette, in which your favorite authors answer randomly chosen questions!

  1. One of the characters in your latest book buys a birthday present for another. What is it?

Once Adlar found out when Varo’s birthday was, he asked Varo for permission to pierce his ear lobe, something the Yesri doesn’t do. Varo agreed, and after minimal whining from Varo, lol, the deed was done. Then Adlar told Varo he had something to give Varo keep the hole closing. It’s was stud earring and the gem is Black Phospolrock, a highly sought after crystal found on the planet Helkan.

  1. What is the oddest thing on your music playlist?

LOL, some of the music is 70s disco. But then my playlist is kind of weird anyway. It’s a combination of 80s hard metal, 90s rock, and some rap.

  1. What advice would you give your 17-year-old self?

Don’t wait until you’re middle-age to follow your dream.

  1. Black licorice—yay or nay?

Nay! God, I hate the stuff. Had it once, and once was enough.

  1. If one of your characters sent something in to PostSecret, what would it be?

Once, during an argument with his partner, he slapped him.

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Two very different civilizations—one bathed in bright sunlight, and the other veiled in shadow.

Bad decisions, declining resources, and a king on the brink of madness force Prince Varo Kutchif, third son of the royal family and a starship captain, to attempt the impossible: barter for Black Phospolrock, an energy source the mysterious Helkan kingdom has in abundance. Varo opens a line of communication with Adlar, an intriguing Helkan who seems to reciprocate Varo’s interest. He hopes so, because if negotiations collapse, Varo has orders to attack.

The Helkans preside over a planet shrouded in perpetual darkness. Several species have tried to exploit its natural resources through trade with them, but all have failed. Adlar Mondur is the older brother to the Helkan ruler. An assassin of the highest order, he’ll do anything to protect his king and his people—including tracking down the Yesri prince who crash-lands on their planet, leaving an ugly scar across its untouched beauty.

Thus begins a journey where two men from disparate civilizations grow from enemies to lovers.

InEnemyHands4 (1)Book buy links:

DsP: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/in-enemy-hands-by-ma-church-7942-b

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Enemy-Hands-M-Church-ebook/dp/B01MSXOUMK

 

 

 

Author bio:

M.A. Church is a true Southern belle who spent many years in the elementary education sector. Now she spends her days lost in fantasy worlds, arguing with hardheaded aliens on far-off planets, herding her numerous shifters, or trying to tempt her country boys away from their fishing poles. It’s a full time job, but hey, someone’s gotta do it!

When not writing, she’s on the back porch tending to the demanding wildlife around the pond in the backyard. The ducks are very outspoken. She’s married to her high school sweetheart, and they have two grown children.

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Author contacts:

  • Email: nomoretears00@hotmail.com

Release Day for Love Is Heartless

loveisheartless_finalWho says Friday the 13th is unlucky? In case you’ve missed the ten zillion times I’ve mentioned it already, today is release day for Love Is Heartless. This is the second book in the Love Can’t series but can easily be read as a standalone. The events take place more or less at the same time as those in Love Can’t Conquer, and this second book focuses on prickly cop Nevin Ng and starry-eyed Colin Westwood. The two of them together were enormously fun to write, so I hope you enjoy reading about them. (If you’ve read the first book, this one has less angst and a lot more swearing.)

I don’t usually have real people in mind when I describe how my characters look. In this case, though, I can point you to two people who closely resemble Nevin and Colin (in looks–not character or actions). Nevin looks a good bit like model Chris Tianssen, although Nevin is shorter and has darker skin. Colin resembles actor Jonathan Groff. So now you know.

I’m doing a book tour with giveaways, so make sure to visit the stops!

Here’s the book blurb:

Small but mighty—that could be Detective Nevin Ng’s motto. Now a dedicated member of the Portland Police Bureau, he didn’t let a tough start in life stop him from protecting those in need. He doesn’t take crap from anyone, and he doesn’t do relationships. Until he responds to the severe beating of a senior citizen and meets the victim’s wealthy, bow-tied landlord.

Property manager and developer Colin Westwood grew up with all the things Nevin never had, like plenty of money and a supportive, loving family. Too supportive, perhaps, since his childhood illness has left his parents unwilling to admit he’s a strong, grown man. Colin does do relationships, but they never work out. Now he’s thinking maybe he won’t just go with the flow. Maybe it’s time to try something more exciting. But being a witness to a terrible crime—or two—was more than he bargained for.

Despite their differences, Colin and Nevin discover that the sparks fly when they’re together. But sparks are short-lived, dampened by the advent of brutal crimes, and Colin and Nevin have seemingly little in common. The question is whether they have the heart to build something lasting.

You can buy it at Dreamspinner, Amazon, or your favorite bookstore. And if you read it, I’d really appreciate reviews!

Chatting in January

Okay, so Love Is Heartless releases in just over a week and I have a lot of things going on!

I’m excited to announce my blog tour. Each blog has exclusive content, plus there’s a giveaway, so make sure to visit all the stops. Here’s the schedule:

January 6 – MM Good Book Reviews
January 12 – On Top Down Under
January 14 – Boy Meets Boy
January 16 – Gay Book Reviews
January 16 – The Novel Approach
January 17 – Love Bytes
January 19 – Alpha Book Reviews
I’m also thrilled to announce that this month, my new monthly column debuts at Love Bytes! I’ll be posting on January 8–please come join the conversation.
On January 23, I have a really fun interview with C.S. Poe. Come learn all my secrets!
So now I’m off to hide from reality and spend a couple days in a cottage the woods with friends, eating and talking.

Happy New Year!

It was a close thing, but we survived 2016. Let’s hope 2017 treats us more nicely.

Did you have good holidays? Mine were pretty quiet. My kids spent a week at theme parks with relatives, then a few days with my husband and in-laws in Palm Desert. The cat and I remained home, enjoying 4 glorious days of solitude. I was able to get a lot of work done and some writing.

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We’ve spent the past few days looking mostly like this. The older one is completing her college applications. The younger one is probably planning world domination. The cat is helping.

This week I have jury duty, then a couple days with friends along the Russian River in Sonoma County. I’m also hoping to make good headway on my WIP, a novel involving vampires in Vegas. Its working title is Ante Up.

Love Is Heartless releases January 13. I can’t wait! The blog tour begins January 6 with all sorts of goodies, including a giveaway. Check back here later this week for a complete schedule.

In the meantime, here’s wishing you a happy, healthy, and peaceful New Year–with plenty of time to read!