Congrats to my friend Mary Calmes on her latest:
What happens when two men who have been together for seventeen years fall out of love? Sivan Cruz, a set director in San Francisco, and Walter Wainwright, a big shot Bay Area lawyer, find out the hard way. Walter loves Sivan with all his heart but rarely talks about it, and Sivan needs to hear the words. The language of the love they have shared for so long, that has enabled them to build a life together and raise two children, stops working. They become—still.
When Sivan asks for a divorce, Walter doesn’t know how to say no. They separate, but while Sivan sees the relationship as over, Walter sees only a temporary setback. He has never lost his passion for Sivan and decides he has to say something before he ends up loving his husband in silence for the rest of his life.
Available from: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon | ARe
Last July I was one of the people pushing hard to help raise funds for the Bridegroom Kickstarter project, because I like to believe even from beyond the grave love can win.
The project has since found funding, and Bridegroom is a feature length movie that received an amazing review at the Tribeca Film Festival. It’s an amazing, touching, and bittersweet accomplishment. As a backer of the project I’m grateful to have been a part of seeing the movie come to pass.
You can find out more about the film and see a trailer, here.
Very excited about this upcoming paranormal release from Damon Suede, available for preorder from Dreamspinner press at a very sexy initial price of only .99! If you’re going to be at the RT Convention, I’ve heard rumors that the official cover may be revealed there.
About Horn Gate:
HORN GATE: Open at your own risk.
Librarian Isaac Stein spends his lumpy, lonely days restoring forgotten books, until the night he steals an invitation to a scandalous club steeped in sin. Descending into its bowels, he accidentally discovers Scratch, a wounded demon who feeds on lust.
Consorting with a mortal is a bad idea, but Scratch can’t resist the man who knows how to open the portal that will free him and his kind. After centuries of possessing mortals, he finds himself longing to surrender.
To be together, Isaac and Scratch must flirt with damnation and escape an inhuman trafficking ring—and they have to open their hearts or they will never unlock the Horn Gate.
Get it now.
I believe I forgot to officially announce this one, but I was lucky enough to be asked to be a weekly contributor over at Cafe Risque along with a fabulous group of authors (Mary Calmes, Cardeno C, Kiernan Kelly, BG Thomas, and TC Blue). Most weeks, I do a flash fiction piece on Sunday, a short 1000 to 1500 word story that has a beginning, middle, and end, and just enough meat to satisfy. Stop by and join us. The short fiction can be found here. If you’d like to wander around the rest of Cafe Risque, you can find us here.
Today I’d like to give a quick shoutout to my author buddies Mary Calmes and Poppy Dennison for their brand new release, Creature Feature!
Landslide by Mary Calmes
For three years, paranormal courier Frank Corrigan has been working for incubus demon Cael Berith. Cael knows Frank is his mate, but Frank is pretty sure Cael doesn’t even like him, never mind want to spend the rest of his life with him, so their personal relationship is at an impasse. When Frank’s sister, Lindsey, gets bitten by a werewolf she’s sleeping with—and possibly witnesses a murder—Frank rides to her rescue. If he’s lucky, he might just save his love life too.
Diagnosis: Wolf by Poppy Dennison
Thanks to his good-for-nothing brother, Andrew Hughes is up to his eyeballs in debt and needs a job fast. When a nursing position opens up in Myerson, Arizona, Andrew has no choice but to take it, despite a warning about how difficult a patient Caleb DiMartino can be. Andrew can deal with a little trouble—but Caleb’s strange family, the armed guards, and the unknown cause of Caleb’s mysterious illness may be beyond his skill set.
Buy it: Amazon | B&N| Dreamspinner
I have a secret confession: I love to watch wedding videos. Mine, my friends… Even people I don’t know. I love to go to the web sites of wedding videographers and watch their demo videos, because well made wedding videos capture the essence of the day, and the love shared between a couple so beautifully and perfectly. Being a witness to that bright, shiny, “nothing can shake it” kind of love makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
I guess it’s no wonder I write romance. Even on my angriest, most cynical day, something like this can still reduce me to tears:
No clue who these guys are, but I absolutely adore them, and I adore the way their videographer captured the nuances of them together so beautifully. The guy fiddling with his ring and realizing the symbolism behind that day. It’s all so gorgeous. Love.
This video, by the way, was part of an awesomesauce Buzzfeed link making the rounds about the 50 most romantic moments of all time. You can check it out here. And I gotta tell you, if you get to the bottom of this thing without crying, your will is stronger than mine.
Grannies and Geezers support marriage equality. Love this.
Old Farts F♥ck Hate: Grannies & Geezers Stick Up for Gay Grandkids! from FCKH8.com on Vimeo.