Down the rabbit hole: writing fantasy

I’m a guest this week on Lex Chase’s blog, where I talk about how Pretty Peg came to be a fantasy novel.

I love Lex’s work and I can’t wait to dig into her new book, the much-anticipated urban fantasy Chasing Sunrise. Bonus: 100% of the presale royalties for Chasing Sunrise went to support the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center’s Domestic Violence Service. On top of all that talent and gigantic heart, Lex is a super nice person and incredibly supportive of other authors. I am a little dazzled. I’ll admit that.

Review: Sweet Giordan, Please Remember by Raine O’Tierney

I sadly finished Raine O’Tierney’s Sweet Giordan, Please Remember way too soon. This is a delightful book. My big beef is that it’s so short! I loved Chloe, a fully realized and grounded character. I loved the way Giordan’s memories came back to him through art, and the “art trance” was a truly inventive vehicle, beautifully shown. I liked the fact that Shane’s family wasn’t perfect — some believable homophobia got in the way of the love story, just like it still does in real life. The author’s handling of race and class was deft – she never ignores the fact that some of the main characters are black and some are white, nor that our hero has been homeless and his love interest is wealthy, but those elements aren’t the story. The story is the love story, and the author never loses her focus, which is good news for us. We can relax and enjoy the sweet, never-hurried ride.

Emma’s New Year by Eden Glenn

Today I am honored to host Eden Glenn, author of Emma’s New Year and other romantic fiction. Emma’s New Year was released today, dear readers. Haste ye to the bookseller’s!

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Emma’s New Year by Eden Glenn

Publisher: Rebel Ink Press http://www.rebelinkpress.com

Contemporary F/F Short Novellette

Emma Reed needs a change from her stale boring straight life. Her lesbian friend drags her to a gay New Year’s Eve dance. There she meets butchy El Westin, out of her league and out of her comfort zone. The unexpected kiss at midnight makes Emma’s outlook start to sparkle and get interesting again. Emma has a choice to make. Is this a night of possibilities influenced by the magic of a borrowed amethyst necklace or is it a resolution in the making?

BIO

Eden Glenn and her partner “the Lady Librarian” live in the eastern lee of the smoky mountains outside of Asheville, NC in a quaint southern home they’ve named Misselthwaite. Their household is owned by a cat and a lovable nuisance of a dog that should be in Japan. Eden has blue eyes, but her hair color is subject to change without notice. When she’s not writing she enjoys being Garden Goddess and exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains on her motorcycle.

Twitter: @EdenGlenn

FB: EdenGlennAuthor

All the links to her social media (Face Book, Twitter, Goodreads, Amazon, Manic Readers, Library Thing, Google+ , LinkedIn, Pinterest) can be found on her website, www.edenglenn.com.

Emma’s New Year available July 10 from all fine ebook sites. Go to the author’s webpage for links to your favorite ebook vendors.

Other F/F Erotic Romance written by Eden Glenn: Beverly’s Secret, Dar’kind Promises, and Phoenix Reborn.

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Eden Glenn

 

I’m on Chris T. Kat’s blog

Today’s stop on the blog tour is Chris T. Kat’s awesome blog. I’m so pleased to be on Love Despite the Odds to talk about the fairy tale inspiration for Pretty Peg. Thanks so much, Chris, for hosting me!  

Chris is the author of the Jeff Woods mysteries, the latest being Sacrifices. I love me a good mystery series. I bought Sacrifices last night, and I’m already plotting my next hooky afternoon to be alone with it.

RADAR July 8

You GUYS. I could not be more thrilled to brag that I’ll be on the RADAR Reading Series on Tuesday, July 8 at the San Francisco Public Library. I’ll read something from Pretty Peg. The other readers are Rhiannon Argo, Alex Dimitrov, and Baruch Porras-Hernandez. I’m in awe and I can’t wait to meet them! RADAR is hosted by the madly talented Michelle Tea, author of Valencia and other award-winning books.

RADAR Reading Series
Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 6-8 PM
San Francisco Public Library / Latino/Hispanic Rooms A & B
100 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA 94102
Free
RADAR gives voice to innovative queer and outsider writers and artists whose work authentically reflects the LGBTQA community’s diverse experiences.