Annabeth Albert dropped by with a guest post, an excerpt from Served Hot, and an awesome giveaway. Check it out!
Why I write m/m (and other ramblings) by Annabeth Albert
A few years ago, my uncles got married after almost forty years together. They got married the year it became legal in their state after decades of home ownership, pet parenthood, job changes, family holidays, and the sort of companionship that really only comes from building a life together. Growing up, it was simply a fact of family life that I had two uncles, who lived together, and only one was blood related to me. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I realized what it meant that they couldn’t marry, that if one of them got sick the other might not be allowed to see them in the hospital, and all the other red tape and prejudice they had to deal with. As a child, all I saw was their love. Read more
This morning TJ Kline dropped by the virtual offices!
Ten Things In My Bag
Wallet complete with credit cards, pictures, money and coupons
Notebook (a mid-size spiral bound to take notes or jot down ideas)
Pens (several in various colors because I ALWAYS write with colored pens)
THREE pair of sunglasses (Why three? I have no clue!)
Halloween face paint – green (How did this even get in there?)
Pink Himalayan salt (for my various water bottles either carried, refilled or purchased daily – seriously, try it!)
Water bottle (right now, it’s a 1 liter bottle, half full)
Two Victoria Secret lip gloss (because one never fails to disappear so I keep a spare)
Keys (with my book key chains)
Orbit sweet mint flavored gum (because this is the only mint gum I like)
Please give a warm welcome to Mira Lyn Kelly! She dropped by the virtual offices to share a top 5, and there’s also an awesome giveaway for you to enter!
Hey everyone, thanks so much for having me over and helping me to celebrate the release of TOUCH AND GO (Dare to Love #2)– Yay!!
Okay, so let’s get going… 5 Things You Would Never Find In Sam’s Bathroom: Read more
Today I have a giveaway for Katy Evan’s Manwhore!
Is it possible to expose Chicago’s hottest player–without getting played? Read more
This is the story I’ve been waiting for all my life, and its name is Malcolm Kyle Preston Logan Saint. Don’t be fooled by that last name though. There’s nothing holy about the man except the hell his parties raise. The hottest entrepreneur Chicago has ever known, he’s a man’s man with too much money to spend and too many women vying for his attention.
Mysterious. Privileged. Legendary. His entire life he’s been surrounded by the press as they dig for tidbits to see if his fairytale life is for real or all mirrors and social media lies. Since he hit the scene, his secrets have been his and his alone to keep. And that’s where I come in.
I’m thrilled to have Kristen Callihan drop by the virtual offices this morning to answer the following question:
You have been granted the use of a super power for one week. What power would you pick, and why?
You know, I went through all sorts of possibilities: invisibility, flying, mind reading. But then I got practical. I choose Mary Poppin’s ability to have a room clean itself just by singing. Heh.
What would you do with it? Read more
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Elizabeth! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Elizabeth Harmon] Creative, energetic, sociable, easily-distracted, short
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Pairing Off?
[Elizabeth Harmon] Absolutely! A great way to describe my debut novel, “Pairing Off” is that it’s like “The Cutting Edge” with a Russian twist. It’s the story of a pairs figure skating duo who team up to train for the Olympics and fall in love in the process. What makes it different from TCE is that it’s set mostly in Russia and the hero is Russian. He’s also a champion pairs figure skater, rather than a hockey guy recruited at the last minute. Anton did play hockey as a kid though, and was proud to have the best double toe loop jump of any goalie in the youth league.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you share your favorite scene?
[Elizabeth Harmon] One of the most romantic scenes is when Carrie and Anton skate on a moonlit pond in Moscow’s Gorky Park. Their relationship has deepened but they’ve not yet crossed the line from friend-zone into something more. I love the romantic setting, the sexual tension between Carrie and Anton, and also the details about the cold night, tinny music and the little crowd who applauds after watching this champion-level pair skate together. Watching skilled pair skaters do their stuff live is really amazing, especially when it’s impromptu, as this skate is. I also love Anton’s little comment to Carrie at the end, when he says, “guess we’re pretty good.” Read more
This morning I have a spotlight and giveaway for Break Sky, a new YA sci-fi by Cori McCarthy. Check it out!
Meet the Elite Teen Fighter Pilots of the United Star Academy
Full Name: GARRET POWERS
Call Sign: RIOT
Position: RIO (radar intercept officer)
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Originally from: St. Paul, Minnesota
Plane name and description: PEGASUS, Streaker Jet Prototype 2
Years in the service: 4
Personality strengths: Good kisser, and that’s about it
Personality weaknesses: Punching mirrors, loudmouth
A Teaser: Read more
This morning I have a fun guest post from the husband and wife writing team VK Sykes. Check out the excerpt and enter the giveaway below, too!
5 things you would never find in Aiden’s locker by VK Sykes
Junk food: okay, Aiden will make an exception for Dorito’s Ranch-flavored chips. Hey, a guy has to have a few bad habits, right?
Pin-up pictures of models: because that is just crass and disrespectful. His mother taught him better than that.
Family pictures that include his father: Aiden does have a picture of his mother and brother in his locker. But his dad? No way. Read more