February 21st, 2016

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Guest Blogger - Dianne Hartsock

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Title: Callum’s Fate

Author: Dianne Hartsock

Genre: Fantasy, Gay Romance, Erotic Romance

Length: Novella

Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing


In 1780, Scotland, following a harsh year of drought, Callum Mackenzie is forced from his father’s farm in the hopes of finding work.

But as fate would have it, Callum is lured onto the moors by the will-o-the-wisp. Lost in the dark, he falls into enchantment, encountering faeries and nymphs, until he stumbles into the arms of a licentious Barrow-Wight who lays claim to his soul.

Hearing his silent pleas, Donal sends Liam the gruagach (faery) to rescue Callum and bring him to his farm, a place of refuge from the Fae.

Callum is happy working on Donal’s farm, slowly falling in love with the beautiful, silver-haired gruagach.

Yet there’s something wrong in the nearby forest….

Despite Donal’s warnings, Callum is lured into the forest and becomes tangled in its magic, easy prey for the Barrow-Wight.

Will Liam be able to strike a deal with the Barrow-Wight to save Callum’s life, or has Callum found his last resting place instead?

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Excerpt Stepping inside the dark barn, Callum let the heavy door swing shut behind him. At once, the warmth and well-known scent of the milk cows surrounded him and he smiled a little. Maybe there was an empty pen he could curl up in. He took a cautious step forward and brushed into something—a form darker than the night.

“Sweet Lord!” he shouted in alarm and clutched the bundle of clothing to his pounding chest as the thing skittered away.

His gaze darted skyward at a low chuckle and warmth spread through his body as a familiar voice called down to him. “Don’t mind the bodachan. He likes to tease. Lyle! Give us some light, there’s a dear.”

Callum listened to low mutters and curses as the dark thing moved across the floor. There was a scrape and the smell of oil, and he blinked as a lantern went on in a far corner of the barn. He stared in surprise at the wizened little man who planted fists on hips and glared at him with sharp green eyes.

A shiver traveled through Callum and he sighed. This was indeed a night of magic. He should have expected the bodachan, the little faery who helped around the farmyard. Searching his tired thoughts, Callum wondered if he had anything to appease the brownie. He remembered the crust of bread he’d kept aside for his breakfast and set the clothing at his feet. Removing the morsel from a handkerchief, he walked to a nearby stall and set it on a railing with a bow to the little man. “I didn’t mean to intrude. I only beg shelter for the night.”

There was a soft laugh from above and he reluctantly raised his eyes, gasping at the blue gaze that pierced straight to his heart.

“Come up here,” Liam commanded, his voice a rough caress Callum felt along his spine

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DIANNE HARTSOCK is the author of m/m erotic romance, both contemporary and fantasy, the psychological thriller, and anything else that comes to mind. Oh, and a floral designer. If she can’t be writing, at least she has the chance to create through the rich colors and textures of flowers and foliage to bring a smile to someone’s face.

Currently, Dianne lives in the Willamette Valley of Oregon with her incredibly patient husband, who puts up with the endless hours she spends hunched over the keyboard letting her characters play.

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Guest Blogger - Jo Tannah

Hi Everyone. Say hi to Jo who's here with The Way You Look Tonight. Sounds really interesting!

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Title: The Way You Look Tonight

Author: Jo Tannah

Genre:  Gay Romance, Contemporary, May-December Romance

Series: Standards Series, Book Two

Length: Novella

Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing


As a member of a wealthy and influential family, Jaime “Jamie” Abello had his life mapped out. Being shipped off to LA with an insurance scam linked to his name was not part of his plan.

It had seemed so simple: pass the Philippines Medical Board Exam;practice in the family-owned and -controlled hospital; join the Board by age forty; and find a partner with whom he could settle down and be himself.

Instead, his father supplies him with a surfeit of money and dangerous secrets and sends him to a strange country.

The Pediatric Residency Program Jamie applies for brings him face to face with untouchable Program Director, Miles Kwon, whom Jamie soon finds to be a man of integrity and vision.

When tragedy strikes, Jamie finds himself falling deeper into depression. Unexpectedly, it’s Miles who helps him work through his pain.

Will Jamie ever experience a life with a loving partner, or will his father’s secrets cause him to lose everything he’s gained?

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My heart flutters in my chest. I really should tell it to stop reacting to this man’s voice. I feel my cheeks burn when I meet his eyes. He studies my face, and, feeling suddenly self-conscious, I have to look away. The stirring of desire deep in my belly makes me lose focus. I turn and lead him to one of the four porch chairs arranged around a glass-topped wicker coffee table where I had been sitting when he drove up.

“Please, sit down. Would you like something? Water, tea, decaf? I’m having beer.” Playing host is safe. I try to act normally, but my knees feel weak as he moves closer.

“Nothing for me, thank you. How are you doing, Jamie? And, please, call me Miles,” he says, sitting on the cushioned rattan chair next to mine.

“As well as I could be, I guess.” I shrug, still unsure of my own feelings. “I’m still trying to process that my father’s been gone for six months and I had absolutely no idea. I mean, in this day and age, I should have realized that the last time I spoke to him was on my birthday. Don’t they say that when you lose someone you start missing something?”

Miles looks at me, curious. “I’ve heard of the saying, but what do you mean exactly?”

“I’ve heard it said that when you lose someone and you don’t know, you feel an inexplicable heartache.”

Miles appears to mull it over. “Why are you asking me?”

I look down at my feet, not wanting to meet his all-knowing gaze. “I didn’t feel any of that. It’s been six months since he died, and I was so wrapped up in my work....” I can’t continue.

“What are you feeling right now?”

I can’t answer straightaway. My heart is in my throat, and feelings of guilt are pushing their way through my chest. Miles allows me the quiet, but after a while, I know I have to be truthful. “Guilty.”

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About the author

JO TANNAH is a wife, mother, and blogger by day, writer by night. It can be difficult to say the least but it is a challenge that keeps her on her toes.

She grew up listening to folktales her father and nannies spun to either entertain the children or send home a message. These narratives stayed with Jo until she finally decided to write them down in a journal way back when she kept one. Years later, going through junk led to finding a long forgotten box and nestled within it was the journal. Reading over the stories of romance, science fiction, and horror that she had taken time to put to paper all those years before brought to light the realization that they were tales she’d never come across in her readings.

The tales Jo write are fictional but all of them are based on what she grew up with and still dreams about. That they have an M/M twist is simply for her pleasure. And she hopes, yours as well.

Jo Tannah can be found at:

Website: http://www.jotannah.com/

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Since I've spent the week editing my Vampires in Vegas and this particular attraction playing a role, have a little view of the Mirage's volcano (as taken from my balcony when I was staying at Harrah's). Hopefully I captured the feel of it well in the story.

I am in that 'omg editing sucks' phase of it but I'm making great headway (with great headaches). I've done the edits up to about chapter 18 but it's getting harder as this is the newer stuff that hasn't been looked at since it came spilling out of my head. There's much more to do which is slowing me up (as is real life and real laziness).

I think I'm going to have to revise my schedule. I'm pushing my self imposed deadline back to the end of March. I hate that reality. I hate it even more since it probably means I won't have a book out this year. Ugh. I'm doing my best, going my fastest but if I said that, it would be partially a lie. I'm too easily distracted.

And I DO have to finish writing my Weird West story yet. My confidence has been shaken pretty badly. I haven't regained it yet but I'm working at it. It would help if I wasn't ramping up my research in my lab. The paying job has to come first, then PT and then I'm so whipped writing is hard.

I will say I printed out the scene I've been working on for TWO weeks, nearly three and it's less than four pages and it's not as bad as I thought. That's helped a little. It's trying to determine how much Tsela will tell Isaac on their first real conversation alone. Also I'm trying to determine how much I need to be in the villain's head. I even sent out a few emails to my romance friends asking about it.

Then it occured to me SO. MANY. urban fantasies are first person. We never see inside the villain's head. So why in the world would I need that in a short story? Tsela fighting against the skin walker should be more than enough.

That takes off the pressure.

Okay back at it.
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