Category Archives: Uncategorized

Giveaway and Book Tour: If I Were Fire by Heloise West

Hey guys, this is out tomorrow. Really good MM historical. Go check out the excerpt!

Heloise West-Velvetpanic


Author Name: Heloise West

Book Name: If I Were Fire

Release Date: September 16, 2015


In 18th century Siena, Count Salvesto Masello has returned home to find the family villa and his father’s estate steeped deeply in debt. In order to save it, he has been selling off valuable family heirlooms, but he is running out of silverware. Somewhere in the villa his deceased father had hidden the art treasures that will pay the debt, but Salvesto can’t find them anywhere.

Amadeo Neruccio has been on the run from the vicious pimp, thief, and pawnbroker Guelfetto, but his toughs finally catch him and bring him to the cellar where Count Masello is selling off his silver. When the count learns what fate Guelfetto has in store for Amadeo, he intervenes and trades the last of his mother’s dowry for the young man’s freedom.

Salvesto had left home over…

View original post 931 more words

Guest Post and Giveaway: The Back to the Sky Blog Tour with Katey Hawthorne

Source: Guest Post and Giveaway: The Back to the Sky Blog Tour with Katey Hawthorne

Lead Me To You Now Available for Preorder!

Lead Me To You thumb

Who takes their claustrophobic boyfriend spelunking for his birthday?

Henry can’t say no to Jaime. So, despite his misgivings, he lets Jaime lead him into the bowels of the earth for a surprise. In the intimate dark, he discovers that his love for Jaime is stronger than his fear of imminent death at the hands of Mother Nature.

And Jaime has an ulterior motive that will make all the hyperventilating worth it.

Find it at:       

200So ridiculously excited about this. I feel like a big girl author now, with my own self-pub stuff and all. Lol. It’s also going to be in Kindle Unlimited, because that’s what you do with shorts, right? I’m curious to see how it does.  With Unlimited being so fluid, it’s hard to predict what might happen. Fingers crossed it goes over well. 🙂

You Might Be a Writer If…

This is so true. And she’s given me some ideas. (Hey, NSA, my job has just been made redundant. Got any application forms? I can type, and I make a mean coffee.)

Kristen Lamb's Blog

Screen Shot 2015-06-05 at 1.30.15 PM

A lot of “stuff” has been going on in my life lately. Hard stuff. Heavy stuff. The kind of stuff that just makes me want to write massacre scenes….except I am so brain dead I had to google how to spell “massacre.”

Masicker? Missucker?

WHAT AM I DOING???? *breaks down sobbing*

I am supposed to be an adult an expert okay, maybe functionally literate. Fine, I give up! I have nothing left to saaaaayyyyyy. I am all out of woooords *builds pillow fort*.

I figured it’s time for a bit of levity. Heck, I need a good laugh. How about you guys?

We writers are different *eye twitches* for sure, but the world would be SO boring without us. Am I the only person who watches Discovery ID and critiques the killers?

You are putting the body THERE? Do you just WANT to go to prison? Why did you STAB…

View original post 1,289 more words

Conversations With My Editor

Me: While out picking up broken branches under the old poplar tree, my subconscious set out the fix for my issues with the pacing (ie. trying to keep Julian out of other people’s beds, but in Leo’s for a while).

And, it has proved to me, once and for all, that I’m a pervert.

Editor:  That’s one of my favorite things about you.


The Most Glorious Friday Ever

The dayjob is done!  And, for a few wonderful moments, I contemplated all the free time I was going to have.

Until I remembered all the stories I owe to various places. *waves a sad goodbye to wasting time on the internet*

But cool that I now have all sorts of time to spend on writing. But maybe not tonight. Soooo tired…

We’ll see if this coffee kicks in. Lately, I’ve been finding that coffee doesn’t have the effect it used to have. Probably from downing anywhere between 6 and 8 cups a day just trying to stay vertical. (Oh my poor liver!) Time to wean myself off. Do they have a methadone equivalent for coffee?

I think tonight I might have a long bath and read the rest of James Scott Bell’s Super Structure. Sure, he poked my red button by saying that pantsers were lazy, but other people have spoken highly of it, so I’ll give it a whirl.  And maybe I’ll clean up the disaster zone my office has become. Once it’s clean, you guys can see the new computer. But not until then. Because I really don’t want the world seeing the depths of slobbery I can descend to.

So, I have until August first to finish the FBI story. September first for the Christmas story. I should finish the weresquirrel soon. The fireman I will pick at, because it’s related to something else that is in revisions right now. Culture Shift is a ‘pick at’ story, and I should really get back to Furface, because I think I need to figure out some of that before I can finish tweaking the prequel in that series. And, at some point, I want to start working on Garnet’s story. Who’s Garnet, you ask? She’s a very special, lovely lady, whom I hope someday you will have the opportunity to root for. 🙂

Friday Hot Flash: Midsummer Madness Flash Fiction Blog Hop

I should write something for this…

Heloise West-Velvetpanic


Is it Summer yet?

Join us for the Midsummer Madness Flash Fiction Blog Hop!

July 4th, 2015

 We’re looking for MM Romance flash fiction of 1200 words or less for our blog hop.

Original fiction, no sketches or excerpts, and can be from previously published stories and universes.

photo credit: N05/7423442168″>Strawberries via photopin(license)

View original post