In August 2024, I'm excited to combine two of the loves of my life: cruising and LGBTQ+ fiction and romance. I hope you'll consider joining me on the first Rainbow Readers Cruise! Until then, I'd love to introduce you to one of the attending authors, Cara Dee. About Cara Dee I’m often awkwardly silent or, … Continue reading Rainbow Readers Cruise Blog Tour: Interview with Author Cara Dee
In August 2024, I'm excited to combine two of the loves of my life: cruising and LGBTQ+ fiction and romance. I hope you'll consider joining me on the first Rainbow Readers Cruise! Until then, I'd love to introduce you to one of the attending authors, Alexander C. Eberhart. About Alexander C. Eberhart Alexander grew up … Continue reading Rainbow Readers Cruise Blog Tour: Interview with Author Alexander C. Eberhart
In August 2024, I'm excited to combine two of the loves of my life: cruising and LGBTQ+ fiction and romance. I hope you'll consider joining me on the first Rainbow Readers Cruise! Until then, I'd love to introduce you to one of the attending authors, Ana Ashley. About Ana Ashley Ana Ashley was born in … Continue reading Rainbow Readers Cruise Blog Tour: Interview with Author Ana Ashley
The difficult part of launching a new book while also traveling out of town to an enormous convention is that it's difficult to promote the blog tour posts that I organized at the same time. So, here's a handy round-up and GIANT thank you to everyone who supported Steel Empires Book 4: Steel Time by … Continue reading Steel Time Blog Tour Round-Up
The panel I'm most excited about at Salt Lake Comic Con this week is definitely "So I've Written a First Draft: Now What?" (Saturday 9/23, 7 PM in room 150G). I'm a weird sort of writer. Putting the first draft on paper is often like pulling teeth (even though once I actually start writing, the … Continue reading SLCC Panel: So I’ve Written a First Draft: Now What?
It's been a whirlwind two weeks, but today is the last stop of the Steel Blood blog tour! If you missed any stops along the way, you can find the full roster at my Guest Blog page. For our final stop, author Weston Kindcade was kind enough to discuss his thoughts about Steel Empires Book 1: … Continue reading Book excerpt: STEEL BLOOD Blog Tour Stop #14
Author Jennifer Loring asking me the ever-important question about writing in the fantasy genre. What makes my vampires and other supernatural creatures stand out from the crowd? How did I put my own spin on the mythology while still making my characters recognizable? Take a quick look: My vampires fit the mold in that they’re … Continue reading Not your typical vampire: STEEL BLOOD Blog Tour Stop #13
The weather is spectacularly stormy here in my corner of Maryland today. I can only assume that the star of Steel Magic, storm-mage Toria Connor, is perturbed that all the attention has been on Victory lately as the main character in Steel Blood. Too bad for both of them, though, because today the focus is on me! … Continue reading Author Interview: STEEL BLOOD Blog Tour Stop #12
Yesterday, we got a look at the more "human" side of my main character, the vampire Victory (over here, if you missed it). And while I love that scene, it's not unique -- being a vampire is just part of who Victory is, which also includes being a partner, a mother, a politician, a mercenary, … Continue reading But I’m not a horror writer!: STEEL BLOOD Blog Tour Stop #11
Author Anna Zabo offered to host a short excerpt from Steel Blood on their blog for this stop of the blog tour! The scene takes place near the beginning of the novel, when Victory and Mikelos have arrived in the Qin Empire’s colonial city of Jiang Yi Yue. As a vampire, Victory was prepared to wait … Continue reading Book excerpt: STEEL BLOOD Blog Tour Stop #10
One of my life goals is to eventually see the Steel Empires series adapted into a table-top RPG. A lot of my history and passion for gaming has gone into this series, which the Tower of Archmage captures nicely in it's Sunday Inspirational post, featuring an interview with me! A quick look: Let’s jump right … Continue reading Sunday inspirational interview at the Tower of the Archmage: STEEL BLOOD Blog Tour Stop #7
As expected, someone left a toothbrush behind before we started the road trip (we'll blame the gray cat currently purring in my lap, trying to look innocent). So, we had to swing back around to Speculative Chic for a book spotlight and short interview. Thanks so much to everyone who spread the word on social … Continue reading Spotlight Round-Up: STEEL BLOOD Blog Tour Stop #3.5
Happy book birthday to the third book in the Steel Empires series! Steel Blood features the continuing adventures of Victory and Mikelos, who couldn't quite manage to stay safe at home while their kids were off having adventures in Steel Magic. Today, the book is now officially available in hardcopy and ebook form from the following retailers: … Continue reading New Book Excerpt: STEEL BLOOD Blog Tour Stop #3
For day 2 of the Steel Blood blog tour, I visited the Raw Dog Screaming Press blog for the first annual State of the Empires! Here's a short excerpt: In the past few months, since the official announcement of Steel Blood, people keep congratulating me on finishing my book trilogy. While many fantasy series do typically come … Continue reading State of the Empires at Raw Dog Screaming Press: STEEL BLOOD Blog Tour Stop #2
On stop #1 of the Steel Blood blog tour, head over to my second home on the internet, Speculative Chic, to learn about some of my very favorite things. Here's a sneak peak: Traditional space ships are cool and all, but there’s just something more magical and special about a strange blue box. Though I … Continue reading My Favorite Things at Speculative Chic: STEEL BLOOD Blog Tour Stop #1
Next week is the big week! To celebrate the launch of Steel Empires Book 3: Steel Blood, I've organized an awesome tour through the Internet with blog posts, author and character interviews, and short excerpts from the new book. Below is the official schedule, and I hope you pack a snack and join me for the … Continue reading STEEL BLOOD Blog Tour Schedule!
I'm starting to work on the final details for the celebration of Steel Empires Book 3 on July 19, so this is your last chance to be part of the party! Thank you very much to everyone who has signed up so far. I will start pulling together the final schedule and contacting everyone within … Continue reading FINAL CALL for Steel Blood blog tour volunteers!
Are you a book blogger and/or reviewer? Would you like to be part of a blog tour this summer to promote the next book in the Steel Empires series, Steel Blood? Please use this Google form (no registration required) to submit your contact information, availability, and interest in the following: Spotlight (book and author info) … Continue reading Participants needed for STEEL BLOOD blog tour this July
The authors of the stories in Crazy Little Spring Called Love (order here) sat down to answer some questions for their readers. For links to the full list of interview questions, teasers, and more, visit the blog tour page. About the book: This delightful fantasy romance anthology features eight magical stories inspired by the awakenings … Continue reading Blog Tour: CRAZY LITTLE SPRING CALLED LOVE
As part of the Daily Grind blog tour, I'm pleased to sit down with author Anna Zabo to talk writing, coffee, and fashion! ABOUT THE BOOK A man discovers that love can show up when you least expect it—and in a much different form—in this piping-hot romance from the author of Due Diligence and Just … Continue reading Author Interview with Anna Zabo