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Jun. 11th, 2012

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[sticky post] My Publications and where to find them

Soldiers of the Sun published with Dreamspinner Press as part of my Soldiers of the Sun Series (see also Snowbound and The Darkest Midnight in December) . buy it here in paperback or here as an eBook


Snowbound published with Dreamspinner Press. buy it here


A Wolf in the Fold published with Wayward Ink Press as part of their Of Heaven and Hell anthology buy it here


The Light of Winter published with Dreamspinner Press as part of their 2014 Advent Calendar. buy it here

Nothing But Himself published with Less than Three Press. YA paranormal. Project Fierce charity Anthology, Everyone Deserves a Home

Triskelion free (but you have to be a member of M/M Romance to see it)


If Two of Them Are Dead published with Dreamspinner Press. Steampunk/mystery, m/m buy it here


Kept Tears published with Dreamspinner Press. Urban Fantasy, m/m set in Pittsburgh. find the ebook here

and the paper back here

The Darkest Midnight in December novella ebook (m/m erotic, historical paranormal)

Peace in the Valley part of Dreamspinners 2012 Advent calendar Peace in the Valley (m/m erotica, werewolf)



Crisis in Faith short story ebook (m/m erotic, urban fantasy)


Ghost of Jupiter in Dreamspinner Press’s anthology, Cross Bones ebook & paperback (m/m erotic, SF)


Haunted in Dreamspinner Press’s anthology, Two Tickets to Paradise ebook & paperback (m/m erotic, urban fantasy)

A Brief Respite web-based
m/m erotic, historical paranormal, sequel to The Darkest Midnight in December and Snowbound, Freebie!)

Unquiet Ghosts in Circlet’s anthology, Like a Sacred Desire ebook
(f/m erotic, fantasy)

Mysterious Spirit (m/m erotic, BDSM, fantasy) - Sorry OOP.

Snowbound in Dreamspinner Press’s anthology, NeckingThe Darkest Midnight in December</i>) Sorry it's now OOP but now rereleased, see above.

In the Hands of Gods in Dreamspinner Press’s anthology, A Brush of Wings (historical m/m erotic, paranormal) Sorry it's now OOP.

Feb. 13th, 2024

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Free Story - A Brief Respite

And for you, a free story from me! This was originally a freebie on DSP's site for Halloween It's from my series on 1930's demon hunters and is m/m/m. While it is a stand alone it can be considered a sequel to my novella The Darkest Midnight in December ( blurb and purchase info here) and my short story Snowbound in Dreamspinner's anthology Necking ( blurb and purchase info here)

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Ah, wish I had time right now to construct a website so this could be a PDF download for you all.

May. 24th, 2016

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I didn't think I could pull it off

Not really. Just two weeks ago I had so much to do to get ready for Animazement. Somehow I managed to get all my books sent, my hotel room booked, my paper swag made, my cosplay assembled (minus the pretty blue wig as that was going to take more weeks than I had), got a new tablet, got a new phone, got change for cash purchases and juggled the failing transmission in my car.

I still have to learn how the electronics work and get paypal set up (well I'll be typing it in as I would never had have enough time to get the swiper thingie) I'm hoping that cash will be a thing really...just easier. I watch people struggle with paypal and/or square.

I'm excited and nervous. I'm not looking forward to the drive but it'll be fun.

There's still work to do but I'm more relaxed now.

And oh I found Psycho-pass's second season online so I'm really ready for the con.

May. 22nd, 2016

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Sunday Small Talk

It started out as a good week. I finished a major scene in Behind Blue Eyes but there's been an underlying tension to the whole week. I was frantically trying to pull everything together to go to Animazement next weekend. I got my electronics and one of them failed to work (fixed now) and I still have to see if the printer did my bookmarks/postcards since I ran out of time (and obviously didn't plan as well as I should) for better swag. And then the car developed a major problem on friday and I'm waiting for tomorrow to take it in. I'm praying it's a sensor and not the transmission but I know my luck. I might have to rent a car to go now. I'm hoping this con is fun and worthwhile given all the stress. Sigh. Here's hoping my QR code works as I've never done that before.

So to feel a little less heavy, here's a picture of my roses (which need weeding but that's going to wait until I'm back from Raleigh).  photo 100_5204_zps0eaeg5pe.jpg


So back to Behind Blue Eyes: I finally got that pivotal scene done where Kaleo tells Aneirin and the rest of the Toyless movement about how he was kidnapped and tossed into Toy training...then forgot to actually put in the Toy training details. Head desk. Luckily I realized it after I thought I was 'finished' and not two months from now or something.

And I DID get Blood Red Roulette sent in. It'll be weeks before I hear back of course but cross your fingers. Hopefully after twenty years, Arrigo & Luc will get their story.


I've also edited a little bit of the poorly titled Cassadaga Nights using my beta's suggestions, well some of them. They had some more extensive ones too that will require more work than I had time to do between the spring cleaning and getting ready to go to Raleigh. That'll be the first thing I do when I get back (in between the two scientific papers I plan to write for work).

So plenty of progress this week. At least that makes me happy.
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May. 21st, 2016

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Rainbow Snippets

It's been a really crappy weekend since it looks like the transmission in my car is giving up the ghost, but better now than next weekend when I'll be (in theory) at Animazement in Raleigh NC. Sigh.

I'm sticking with Blood Red Roulette (though it would probably help if I didn't skip all over the place. I didn't think this through much). At one point Arrigo mentions the only place he can still see his gods is if he goes to Caesar's Palace like this pic.

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IN this scene it's actually Luc and Arrigo's second meeting and they're getting to talk. Luc has been beaten rather badly by his father and brother after someone tells them Luc was in the alley behind the bar they work in with Arrigo. Arrigo is offering to help Luc find a job and get away from his family (even though he barely knows him at this point)


“Karma again? What were you in a past life? A serial killer?” Luc’s wide grin took the sting out of his words, but Arrigo flinched none the less. He had killed more people over the centuries than a serial killer’s wet dream, granted most of them had been rogue supernaturals.

“It does a person good to help others,” Arrigo replied.

“Not in my world,” Luc muttered, mirroring Arrigo’s wince.



If you'd like to play along, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook community where we post up 6 sentences of one of our LGBT stories every Saturday. It's been fun and you can find it here. Be sure to check out all the offers! It's been a great supportive group!

May. 15th, 2016

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Sunday Small Talk

I did it! I've managed to get Blood Red Roulette editing, errors fixed and all formatted. As soon as I finish my synopsis and author's notes it's going out into the wilds!

Have celebratory Vegas picture :  photo 100_2841_zpsr3ezlkf5.jpg


That's the light show on Freemont and you can sort of see the zip lines that Luc covets taking a ride on.


Obviously almost all my attention was solely on this story this week though I did get a little bit more written on Behind Blue Eyes


And I didn't place in Queer SF's flash fic contest but that's all right. There were over 150 entries so the competition was very stiff indeed, no pun intended.


I'm busy getting very anxious about going to Raleigh NC for Animazement. I feel completely 100% unprepared for this whole thing. I still have no swag, still waiting on the books, still waiting to get a place to stay, still waiting to get my damn electronics up to date. See here's the thing: I have an old dumb phone. I don't LIKE being contacted that way. It's a throw back to being on call when I was still doing surgery. It was like a 24/7 prison some times all around the earliest of 90s cell phones and pagers. For that matter 90% of my local friends WORK with me. If they want me they just have to walk down the hall. I have a cell phone for emergencies only. Being in poor health I keep a land line because if the power is out so is a cell phone in a matter of hours and my power often goes out for a week.

Anyhow I need to get a cell phone to make electronic sales. Sigh. I don't have the paypal thing yet either. I can't even use my tablet for this because it's dying. It has a battery life of about an hour. So yeah, luckily I have very few books where I can probably just say, hand. me. cash.

And some of this anxiety is this weird thing that started a decade ago when I feel horribly anxious whenever I travel which is insane since I love traveling. I hate being in one place. And yet.... It's just one of those demons in my brain.

But I'll be there. I'll have fun. For the first time ever I'll get to be me with my books signing them. That's a big step.
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May. 14th, 2016

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Rainbow Snippets

This week I'm back to Blood Red Roulette to celebrate finishing it. I should be submitting it some time next week. And I proved to myself once again my memory is getting more like Dorrie the fish's every day. There is a short story out there with these characters and I thought Fadil, Arrigo's 'sire' knew all about the events of BRR. Oops. So I had to go weed him OUT of the manuscript (which wasn't as hard as I feared. He might have been mentioned 60 times but only two scenes had him actually interacting with Arrigo via cell phone and/or Skype). Poor Fadil. So here's a Vegas pic in his honor.

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I got to leave in the scene where Arrigo explains to Luc why the Luxor is sort of special to him. And as a catch up to the story, Arrigo is a wealthy vampire living on the Vegas strip. Luc is a Cajun chased from home by Hurricane Katrina, living with his abusive, homophobic father and brother on the seedy side of Vegas tending bar. What Luc doesn't know is Arrigo's a vampire and one of his enemies has made Luc her target. (okay technically 7 lines to make it a more complete bit).



Sin or not, Arrigo’s kiss had made Luc so weak in the knees the only thing he could do was run before he lost himself entirely. Running was what he usually did when confronted with his attraction to men. The furthest he had ever gotten was a mutual hand job with Billy. Luc wondered what Arrigo had hidden under his clothes.
It was another reason to escape when he did because he couldn’t let Arrigo see the bruises on his face didn’t even compare to the ones the sizes of countries drifting across his torso. What would Arrigo have thought of him had he seen? Would Luc never get to have another of the man’s kisses?



If you'd like to play along, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook community where we post up 6 sentences of one of our LGBT stories every Saturday. It's been fun and you can find it here. Be sure to check out all the offers! It's been a great supportive group!

May. 12th, 2016

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Cover Reveal: Hidden: Evils By Jo Tannah!

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Check out the cover reveal for Jo Tannah's latest. And check back here on release day for my review!

HIDDEN: EVILS by JO TANNAH

Sebastian Torres is a healer and midwife both by trade and by calling. He’s spent the past three years as the only male midwife in a local hospital.

Anthony Craig is intrigued by Sebastian, finding him professional and attractive; although, he can’t help wondering why Sebastian never dates the same man twice.

When several pregnant women die in maternity wards a few states away, their fetuses missing, the police are baffled at the strange circumstances surrounding their deaths.

Could there be a serial killer on the loose?

As the number of deaths escalates, Sebastian suspects a monster of legend, rather than one of the human variety, is responsible.

Sebastian knows he is the only thing standing in the monster’s way, but in order to save innocent lives he must reveal his secret to Anthony.

Will Sebastian’s revelation prove too much and drive Anthony away?


Excerpt: DR. ANTHONY CRAIG walked into the maternity ward, six residents following quietly behind. He scanned the halls as he passed them, eagerly searching for the one male midwife in the hospital. His heart was pounding so hard he had to stop, take a breath, and massage his chest a bit.

Stop it, he told himself. Just ask him out. It’s not as if it’s your first time. Come on, be a man. He winced at his own thoughts.

Mentally shaking himself, he straightened and continued to the station where four midwives and nursing staff were discussing their patients, comparing notes. His steps faltered when he zeroed in on Sebastian Torres.

Sebastian was on the short side at only five foot five, but he had a quiet strength and excellent bedside manners. He was great at helping the soon-to-be mothers go through the painful labor experience. There was always the initial hesitance at the arrival of a male midwife, but once the ordeal was over, everyone could only praise his skills.

Ever since Sebastian had started working in the hospital three years before, Anthony had observed his professionalism. He was very tolerant with his more difficult patients, never becoming annoyed when the husbands were overly anxious. Admittedly, Anthony was curious why he hardly ever dated. He knew from Susan that Sebastian had no current boyfriend, significant other, or even a roommate. She had also informed him that Sebastian had three dogs. Who lived alone with three dogs?

Well, apparently, Sebastian did. Anthony had heard from other doctors and nurses that the men he went out with only lasted one date, nothing more. They never called back and they certainly never talked to him again, other than professionally. He wondered why. Sebastian appeared confident and funny, but the dates came back scared of him. Anthony looked him over again, silently assessing. He was short, true, but he was well proportioned and had the sweetest skin he had ever seen on a human being. Clear and smooth, it glowed as if there was a light beneath it. Sebastian’s name suggested Latino origins, though his features said otherwise. He had pale skin, a cute pointed nose, hazel eyes, and full lips which were almost always upturned in a smile. He kept his dark blond hair short, away from his roundish almond eyes.

He considered their physical disparity and wondered how people would see them should he ever have the courage to ask Sebastian out. Although the nine-inch difference in height was obvious, Sebastian would fit nicely in his arms, he thought.


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Author Bio: I am a wife, mother and blogger by day, a writer by night. It can be difficult to say the least but it is a challenge that keeps me on my toes.
I grew up listening to folk tales my father and nannies told either to entertain us children or to send home a message. These narratives I kept with me and finally I wrote them down in a journal way back when I kept one. Going through junk led to a long forgotten box and in it was the journal. Reading over the stories of romance, science fiction and horror I had taken time to put to paper, brought to light that these were tales I never met in my readings.
The tales I write are fictional but all of them are based on what I grew up with and still dream about. That they have an M/M twist is simply for my pleasure. And I hope, yours as well.

Email: jotannah1@gmail.com
Twitter: @JoTannah
Connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jotannahauthor
Blog: http://www.jotannah.com/
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100 Things #93 Not Doing Your Due Diligence





So I made a mistake. I didn't research something as well as I should have both then and now. Six years ago I revamped a very old story in the Vampires in Vegas universe. I did try to see where Arrigo could live on the strip and at that time only the SkySuites came up so I picked it. I didn't have GoogleEarth then and barley had internet that wasn't dial up at that point. So I made an error. It's the wrong place for Arrigo and I've moved it to the Veer.

Of course, Crisis in Faith was published in 2010 with the wrong living area and it had a balcony. I'm not sure that even Sky had those. Originally in the 90s when these stories were first written it was in New Orleans but even in 1993 that was a cliche setting for vampire stories (I was younger then, more naive, forgive me). I should have edited out that balcony bit since it really didn't matter if they were there or in the living room looking out over the view. Sigh.

But that was my lack of due diligence six years ago. This current lack ties into it. Crisis has been out there for six years. I am busy turning the story that proceeded it Blood Red Roulette into a novel so you'd think I would have reread that old companion story. Yeah, I didn't. I was always 'too busy.' So I wrote Fadil into the story (albeit long distance since I knew he came to Vegas in Crisis). Honestly I thought originally Arrigo spoke to Fadil about Eleni in the short story.

I was wrong. It's not a tremendously hard fix mind you. And there a few others I have to make. Frankly I'm sad to have to make them because it makes more sense for Fadil to have been consulted. I guess I'll have to make him unreachable somehow. I'll have to come up with another friend Arrigo calls on. That's not hard as Fadil is never really seen in the novel.I could trim out some of the scenes entirely and improve word count.

But I'm still annoyed. I'd rather revise Crisis and I know that's possible to but it's not just cleaning up some grammar and removing a few epithets. It's changing content (beyond changing the name of his condo which I AM doing because the SkySuite is way down on the wrong end of the Strip for what I wanted).

Next time (because there will be other sequels etc of various series), reread no matter how busy you are.

May. 9th, 2016

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Guest Blogger – Lime and Tangerine by Kevin Caucher

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Title: Lime and Tangerine

Author: Kevin Caucher

Genre: Gay Romance, Science Fiction

Length: Novella

Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing


Synopsis


The post-apocalyptic world has changed. Colors have changed.


The skies are now red, and the seas fandango pink.


There are those who’ve acquired skills as “squinters”. By narrowing their eyes, they can see people in different colors—colors by which they can define their mood.


Senlin was born a squinter. A child of the foster system, the lack of love  has left him with casual views on sex.


When Sicong recruits him into SQX, a squinter organization, Senlin wants nothing more than to jump his bones, but Sicong’s detachment makes Senlin believe his feelings aren’t reciprocated.


Senlin and Sicong’s relationship begins to grow as they undertake missions together.


That is, until an enemy of SQX turns his attention upon them.


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About the author


Growing up in China, KEVIN CAUCHER never thought he’d grow up loving to write; never did he expect himself ending up in Australia either. He is now happily partnered in NSW Illawarra area and writing.


Kevin’s writing is mainly influenced by his growing up as a gay Chinese; he also sometimes pops out totally random stories that has nothing to do with his growing up.


Besides his passion for writing, Kevin has also opened a cafe in December 2015. “There, the cliché of authors writing in a cafe.”


KEVIN CAUCHER can be found at:


Website: kevincaucher.wordpress.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kevincaucher1

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