Saturday, July 31, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
I'm eat up prepping for my son's 13th birthday party today. I've vaccumed, swept, mopped, put a load of dishes in the dishwasher, a load of laundry in the washing machine, a load of laundry in the dryer and I've ran my errands. It's 2:30 and I'm already ready for bed. By 5 o'clock tonight my house will be running over with boys. I just love teenage testosterone! ;-) Maybe I'll get to write tonight when I lock myself in my bedroom to escape bedlam and pray for sanity to return. Or...I guess I could just feed my insanity into my book. =)
The winner of Keta Diablo's drawing is SHERRY! I'll e-mail Keta offline with your e-mail address, Sherry! Hope you enjoy reading the book you won!
Hope everyone has an amazing weekend! Stay safe and cool!
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Take a look below and be sure to leave a comment to be eligible to win one of these hot, steamy man love stories.
Blood Oath – Gay Fiction VAMPIRE, Amber Quill Press
Link to Purchase:
Also available at All Romance Ebooks:
When Kale MacDonald's beloved grandmother dies, she leaves him a letter urging him to travel to Savannah, GA to find his destiny. Kale is confronted by a strange, decadent man who appears to be stalking him. He's also confronted by a trio of rogue vampires intent on killing him. Mystery and danger collide in the City of Secrets, and no one is who they appear to be.
* Blood Oath made the top ten best-seller list at Amber Quill Press the first month of its release.
CROSSROADS: Shadowland, Contemporary Paranormal Gay Fiction Series
Phaze Publishing, http://www.king-cart.com/Phaze/product=Crossroads+Shadowland/exact_match=exact
Also available at All Romance Ebooks:
Frank must travel to Louisiana to solve another missing persons' case. This time, Rand insists on accompanying Frank to get a hands-on introduction to the PI business. Evil forces are at work in the bayou. Frank is pitted against a centuries' old ghost and races against time to save two innocent young men from eternal damnation. Rand gets caught in vortex of prejudice when he encounters a sinister duo bent on violence against gays. Sinister machinations converge in a maelstrom of retribution and hate. Frank must pull out all the stops to save the young men and the man who holds his heart.
* Shadowland is the 4th novella in the best-selling series CROSSROADS. The first three novellas were combined and are now available in print here:
Hot and Sticky, Contemporary Gay Fiction
Amber Quill Press, http://www.amberquill.com/AmberAllure/HotSticky.html
Also Available at All Romance Ebooks: http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-hotandsticky-434231-144.html
It’s been extremely difficult for Hugh Landon, an up-and-coming lawyer in Washington, D.C., to control his sexual fantasies about his paralegal, Milan Vassar.
When his career hangs in the balance over a missing file, Hugh must call Milan at the midnight hour and plead for assistance. Hugh’s determination not to mix business with pleasure disintegrates when Milan arrives at the office not only to help him, but to confess he’s held the same secret desires for his boss
Hot and Sticky made the top ten best-seller’s list at the publisher’s web site the first month of its release.
Lip Service, Contemporary Gay Fiction, Noble Romance, https://www.nobleromance.com/ItemDisplay.aspx?i=148
After their recent tiff, Bryan took off for Japan on business and left Navarre home to stew. Now Bryan is expected home after two long weeks, but fate has other plans--mechanical problems with his plane and no rental cars available. So what's a desperate man to do? Find his own means to get to the man he loves. When he finally arrives, Navarre has second thoughts about challenging fate. Bryan has company in his hotel room!
* Previously published in the Spank Me Twice anthology (voted BEST EROTIC BOOK of 2009 by Love Romances Cafe).
North Carolina, 1876: Rumors abound about the dark, mysterious Dominic Beresford in Chapel Hill. Their curiosity piqued, their libidos functioning on overload, Craven and Anthony are intent on obtaining answers about the supposed licentious gatherings taking place every weekend.
When the duo are caught spying on Beresford Hall, their punishment will be swift and severe, and in Craven’s case, dispensed by none other than the stunning Lord of the Manor.
What begins as penance soon veers off to a session of feverish passion where the avenger becomes the pawn in his own game. A male/male historical that will leave you breathless.
Bondage. Forced seduction. Intense and graphic scenes of man love.
The Devil’s Heel, PIRATE Gay Fiction, Noble Romance, https://www.nobleromance.com/ItemDisplay.aspx?i=122
Also available at ALL ROMANCE EBOOKS: http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-thedevilsheel-437926-145.html
Five years ago Drew Hibbard dismissed Rogan Brockport from his life. Now, they meet again at the Governor’s Ball and Rogan will know the reason for the abrupt, unexplained cut. After Rogan saves Drew’s life during a pirate raid, he kidnaps him and the perfect opportunity to extract answers from Drew is finally at hand. Betrayal. Retribution. Undying Love. The Devil’s Heel.
* The Devil’s Heel has been on the best-seller’s list at All Romance Ebooks for two months!
If you’d like to learn more about Keta and her books please follow her blogs:
Keta’s Keep Erotic Blog, http://ketaskeep.blogspot.com/
The Stuff of Myth and Men, http://thestuffofmythandmen.blogspot.com/
And don’t forget to visit her author home, Keta’s Haunt, http://www.ketadiablo.com/ and sign up for her newsletter for a chance to win more books. Keta gives away three books every month, all year long.
Keta on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ketadiablo
Tomorrow Beyond Romance Blog will be hosting Keta on her blog, http://lisabetsarai.blogspot.com/. If you’d to better your chances of winning one of Keta’s gay fiction books, please visit Beyond Romance Blog, tomorrow JULY 28th.
Keta will be giving away a copy of one of her gay fiction books promoted on the tour. If you’d like to be eligible to win, please follow her blog, The Stuff of Myth and Men, http://thestuffofmythandmen.blogspot.com/, leave a comment below by stating what book you’d like to win and make sure to include your e-mail address.
I’ll be selecting a winner and announcing it here on my blog on July 30th so check back. As soon as the winner is selected, Keta will be notified and will send you the ebook you chose. GOOD LUCK TO ALL!
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Jocelynn Drake !!!
Pray for daylight…
Murder has pulled Mira out of the shadows and back into the living world…
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
I've been pondering this question a lot lately. I write reviews and I'm always ecstatic to receive a great review. I've received a lot of great reviews (click HERE to read the good reviews), but recently I received a horrid review. I don't have permission from this particular reader to reprint their review, but here's the link if you're curious to read it HERE.
Maybe you're thinking I'm crazy for sharing a bad review, but I'm realistic not everyone will enjoy what I write. I don't enjoy every book I read. Even the bestselling authors get bad reviews. I've read some books that made me wonder why on earth any publisher would take the chance on the author and their book. But, even then, I would never give a review like this one because I don't see the point in belittling another author, but that's just my opinion. Not everyone shares my opinion. AND I am NOT belittling the reviewer for writing his/her opinion. Everyone's opinions are valid, including this reviewer.
What bothered me the most about the review was that the reviewer said he/she was "disappointed" in Elfin Blood and that the storyline was weak. Wow. Tough words for any author to hear. Right? There were some inaccuracies in the review about the storyline, but that was how the reader interpreted my book. So, maybe I didn't make particulars clear enough in the book. Or maybe she/he was so bored they couldn't concentrate on the content enough to discern the real aspects of the book. I'll never know.
On the heels of receiving this terrible review, I received a direct message from a reader who raved about Elfin Blood. She gave me permission to use her review, so here is a part of it:
"It is impossible not to fall in love with Gracen Miller's turn-of-phrase and excellent descriptive passages, making it easy for the reader to imagine themselves in the story experiencing what the characters themselves are seeing/feeling. A VERY dangerous talent when the reader gets to the erotic scenes.....sorry, mind wandered to Landau making love to me...again and again! Where was I? Oh yes....A definite must read for any lover of the paranormal erotic genre. The narrative sweeps you up, dialogue is snarky and sassy, the characters are so realistic it's easy to forget they are preternatural beings. In the end you WILL believe in the existence of sexy, hot vampires, elves and that jewels can sing!" (I will post full review on my website in a few days.)
Fabulous words, exciting words…but, in the back of my mind is the other review, the one that said my story was a disappointment and that the storyline was weak. And that got me to thinking, what's the value of a review? How do you—as a reader—decide if a review is relevant and when to purchase a book or not purchase a book based upon a review?
I know I have bought a book because it received a bad review just so I could form my own opinion. Sometimes I look to see how many people have reviewed it, but there are times reading one negative review skews my entire opinion of a book. Fair? No! But true.
So, tell me, how do you value a review and decide which review is the most accurate for you when deciding which books to purchase?
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Leslie Parrish !!!