Monthly Archives: August 2013

Holy Crap, it’s Friday already?

This week has gone by at a breakneck pace. Thanks to everyone who’s made Bite Me Tender #39 on ARe’s Paid Werewolf/Shifter Romance list. Thanks to those who bought BMT during it’s first week at Loose Id–I just got my royalty statement and I’m very happy with the numbers. I think they’re pretty good for a newbie/unknown. Thanks to the Amazon customers, who give me a small boost every day.

Edits on the squirrel have gone back to the publisher. No significant changes, except to bring the grammar in line with house preferences. Cool. I hope you like Vince and Nathan. Although, apparently, Nathan was all drunk and hanging out on the wing of John Scalzi’s plane today, which worries me a bit. Vince needs to keep him on a short leash whenever he gets to running around with his hummingbird friend, Charlie. I bet if John had looked closely, he would have seen a little green hummingbird, all buzzed up on caffeine and flying around the plane.

My brother gifted me with a very nice surround sound system, that I have no idea how to set up. And I think I need a new TV to go with it. Mine is old, because I prefer reading to watching TV, and so it hardly ever gets turned on. Probably a bribe, or compensation for the number of catfights that have occurred in my house over the last two weeks. His cats just don’t learn–downstairs is my cat’s territory, upstairs is theirs. But two in the morning is not the time to be sorting out your differences, kitty cats.

Anyway, still working on Christmas pieces. Now that it’s starting to get cooler, hopefully it’ll be easier to get into the mood.

Have a great long weekend everyone!

Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now by Anais Morgan releases today!!!

NothingGonnaStop Us NowA fellow Absolute Writer, Anais is a prolific author–I’m jealous of (and exhausted by) her release schedule. Her new book, releasing today from Evernight Publishing, explored the prejudice that still exists in our society against homosexual relationships.

Blurb:
When they finally find love, can it survive the scrutiny?

Vincent’s days at work are spent admiring a hot hunk of man flesh named Jason. Unfortunately, Jason is straight—or so Vincent believes. When Jason asks Vincent out to a sporting event, he confesses he’s interested, and Vince has no problem exploring these feelings with Jason. After a night of passion, they decide they’ve held back their true feelings for too long and want to try a committed relationship.

Just as things start to work for them, their boss finds out that they’re gay. He turns them in for on-the-clock PDA and tells their co-workers. Can Vincent and Jason’s relationship hold up against that kind of hatred?

It’s kind of sad–I remember dating advice that said to look around your workplace, since people working with you were likely to have similar interests.

Excerpt:
A knock came on the door. I walked over and unlocked the deadbolt. Jason smiled as I opened it. He stepped on the threshold, his brows furrowing the way they always had at work. Something was bothering him.

“We good?” I asked.

He hesitated before answering. “Yeah. Can I talk to you about something?”

“Sure.” I stepped aside to allow him to come in farther. After closing the door, I asked, “What’s up?”

He waited a few seconds, concern warping his gaze. I began to worry.

Jason said, “Look, Vincent, I know you’re gay.”

My teeth chattered while my stomach dropped between my knees. How did he find out? I’d been so careful, always watching my back. My hands shook, my knees wanted to knock so I leaned on one foot, trying to play it cool. “How did … you … umm. Well you see—”

Jason held up his hands in defense. Smiling, he said, “Look, I’m not mad. Actually, I think you’re cute.” He paused. “I’ve always thought something was wrong with me. I love sex, but mostly anal. Women turn me on, but not the way men seem to. Maybe I’m bi? I don’t know. But I want to find out.”

And did I ever want to pull him to my side. I smiled at him, my hands quivering and whispered, “I’ll help you.”
Jason took a step closer. He wrapped his fingers in my hair and pulled me in for a kiss. At first he puckered, unsure of what to do. I led him, kissing his bottom lip gently. He molded his lips to mine, following my lead.
“Want me to help you figure that out?” I opened his mouth with my own, sliding my tongue in. He massaged mine back, licking and playing with it. My body, and my cock, reacted to his touch. I wanted to break away and hug him, maybe jump for joy. But no, I couldn’t. I didn’t want the kiss to end.

Jason let out a small moan and I wanted him even more. Fuck the game, we could do this all night. I slid my hand up to the back of his neck. His hair stood on end. What did this mean? Could he be turned on, too? Or was he mortified?

Jason pulled back, gazing into my eyes. His were wide. He hated it, I could tell. He didn’t want it.
“That was … weird,” he said.

“I’m sorry.”

He smirked. “I didn’t say I didn’t like it.”

My cock twitched with his words. Wow. “That did just happen, didn’t it?”

And a few words from Anais herself:

Like what you’ve read? Want to read more? I’m hosting a giveaway. I’ll be on 13 blogs over the Labor Day weekend to promote Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now. All you have to do is comment on any of the blogs. Want more chances to win? Visit all of the blogs and comment! The more you comment, the better your chances. It’s that simple.

Visit www.anaismorgan.blogspot.com for a complete list of the blogs and dates. And as always, thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy.

-Anais Morgan

Links:
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Bite Me Tender by Kate Lowell

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kl_bitemetenderTitle: Bite Me Tender    

Author: Kate Lowell     

Genre: Paranormal     

Length: Novella (105pgs)     

Publisher: Loose Id (13th August 2013)   

Heat Level: Explicit     

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts   

Reviewer: Pixie     

Blurb: Levi is a werewolf. His boyfriend, and the love of his life, is a witch. After living together for three years, they decided to commit to each other and change Glyn into a werewolf. Levi hoped the pack would accept Glyn more readily as a wolf. Glyn hoped it would eliminate his erratic magic and erase the OCD it caused. One year later, they’re still trying…

Levi can’t understand why his bite won’t change Glyn and he’s running out of time to figure it out. His pack is being threatened by a larger one, he’s facing dissension in the ranks of…

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Bite Me Tender

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Title : Bite Me Tender

Author : Kate Lowell

 

Publisher : Loose Id (BUY HERE)

Genre : M/M, Paranormal

Length : 105 pages (e-book)

Published : August 13, 2013

Rating : ★★★

 

Blurb:

Levi is a werewolf. His boyfriend, and the love of his life, is a witch. After living together for three years, they decided to commit to each other and change Glyn into a werewolf. Levi hoped the pack would accept Glyn more readily as a wolf. Glyn hoped it would eliminate his erratic magic and erase the OCD it caused. One year later, they’re still trying…

Levi can’t understand why his bite won’t change Glyn and he’s running out of time to figure it out. His pack is being threatened by a larger one, he’s facing dissension in the ranks of his own ruling council and Glyn’s grandmother is poking her witchy nose into…

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Ugh, Sorry…

Not much of a post tonight. Lots of drama in the family right now and I’m afraid–no, pretty much certain–that I’m going to have to do something tomorrow that will make me very unpopular with certain family members. Still, I can’t let someone’s personal need for validation interfere with my husband’s struggle with cancer.

Fuck, I hate it when people are assholes.

However, people are buying Bite Me Tender and seem to be enjoying it. Monique at Sinfully Sexy Reviews made me promise her faithfully that there would be more Glyn and Levi. So it’s good that I already know what’s happening in the next couple of books. And it’s climbing steadily, for which I thank you all. It’s the one bright spot in my life right now, since I’m either too busy or too emotionally exhausted to get much writing done at the moment.

To be honest, I’m wondering if I’m going to need to take a hiatus, even from the blog, which isn’t a heavy workload. But I’m struggling with a critically ill husband, three confused and frightened children (even if two of them are grown and on their own), and a relative that seems to be doing her best to undo every good thing I set in place with hubs and somehow consistently seems to be there during some crisis that requires violating his treatment protocols. It’s worse, because he had to move out-of-province for treatment, and, since I and the oldest boy are running the farm, I can’t be over there with him consistently. Which means I can’t keep this (admittedly, I think unintentionally,) poisonous relative away from him.

As Glyn would say: Why is every choice a loss?

So if posts get kind of spotty, it’s not you, it’s me. I should still be around on Twitter, but damn, I’m tired.

I just wish…I don’t know. Something.

Late Night Kink

Oh, dear. I have to say, this kind of made my day.

Find Me Today at Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews!

Monique read Bite Me Tender this week. She reviewed it and she interviewed me (boy, was that intense!) So pop on over and see what she has to say!

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On a purely random side note, I’m catsitting for my brother’s ex–don’t ask. I’m still not sure how it happened. Lots of howling and spitting and posturing going on. Reminds me a bit of Glyn and Connor.