Tuesday, March 17, 2015

FALLOUT - Cover Reveal

You guys know M Caspian, right? You read Kraken, right? 

Well, guess what? M and I wrote a book. It's called FALLOUT, and it's coming on April 17. 

Here is the awesome cover, designed by the brilliant Natasha Snow

High-school boyfriends Jack Haldane and Bastian Wade thought everything would be perfect once they reunited at college, putting disapproving parents and small-town attitudes firmly in the past. Now Jack’s on track for a PhD scholarship and a career as a researcher, and Bastian . . . well, living inside a broken body and trailing along in Jack’s shadow didn’t feature in his lofty teenage ambitions. A weekend camping trip back home offers a chance for them to reconnect, but an ugly confrontation with the local motorcycle gang is only the start of their problems. When disaster occurs and the world unravels, will Bastian and Jack manage to hold on to each other, or fall further apart as they try to survive?

I can't wait until you guys can read this book. It's everything M and I love: dark themes, exploring the spaces between good and evil, and between physical strength and strength of spirit, and lots and lots of grey areas. 

We'll be posting links to pre-order as soon as those become available. 

In the meantime, ask yourself this: When the world ends, are you a good guy or a bad guy? And are you always given a choice? 

Sunday, March 8, 2015

TEMPEST - Out March 9


TEMPEST, the third PLAYING THE FOOL book is out March 9! And, like always, JA Rock and I have a fun blog tour with an awesome giveaway. 

Not only can you win a $20 gift voucher and an ebook of something from either of our back catalogues, you will also win these: 

 Donut socks. 

A donut cushion that looks good enough to eat. (Warning: Do not eat.)  

Join the tour and leave a comment for your chance to win! 

March 9, 2015 - The Blogger Girls
March 9, 2015 - Boys In Our Books
March 10, 2015 - Sinfully Sexy Books
March 10, 2015 - Love Bytes Reviews
March 10, 2015 - The Jeep Diva
March 11, 2015 - Book Reviews and More by Kathy
March 11, 2015 - MM Good Book Reviews
March 12, 2015 - La Crimson Femme
March 13, 2015 - Cup O' Porn

March 13, 2015 - LeAnn's Book Reviews

Something wicked this way comes.

FBI Agent Ryan “Mac” McGuinness and con man Henry Page are on the run again. This time they’re headed back to where it all began: Altona, Indiana. Population: some goats. Henry’s not happy about lying low at the McGuinness family farm, but they’ve got nowhere else to go.

While Mac fights to clear his name and Henry struggles with whose side he’s really on, a ghost from the past threatens to destroy everything. And those aren’t the only storms on the radar. Cut off from both sides of the law, Mac and Henry must rely on their tenuous partnership to survive.

If Henry can convince himself to let Mac see the man behind the disguises, they’ll stand a chance of beating the forces that conspire against them. The course of true love never did run smooth, but for the two of them, it might be their only hope.

You can check out TEMPEST at Riptide.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Coming February 16 - Rules to Live By

So, Heidi Belleau and I wrote some filthy daddy kink, called The Harder They Fall. You'll find it in the Riptide anthology Rules to Live By, which comes out on February 16. The other authors are Cari Z, Anah Crow and Dianne Fox, and Anna Zabo. 

That's some damn good company to be in! 

You can preorder Rules to Live By here. 

Four intimate tales of power exchange, discipline, risks taken, and pleasures earned.
A list of rules to live by.
In Cari Z’s House Rules, jealousy leads Jonathan to break the rules his lover has established. He can’t decide which he enjoys more: his punishment, or the reward afterward. Good thing he gets both.

A lesson in humility.

In The Harder They Fall by Heidi Belleau and Lisa Henry, spoiled college boy Tad hires a prostitute, but “Daddy” couldn’t care less about what Tad wants. Instead, he’s going to give his spoiled little boy exactly what he deserves.

A cage that means freedom.

In Master Key by Anah Crow and Dianne Fox, Marquis offers Navin the key to the most intimate of locks, hoping it will help them to prioritize their relationship. And it does—until work and insecurities threaten to drive them apart again.

A spool of rope and a desire to be bound.

In CTRL Me by Anna Zabo, a night out between friends turns hot and tempting when Gabe deliberately pushes Tom’s submissive buttons. Then Tom discovers rope in Gabe’s glove box—and not the type for securing luggage. 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

The Merchant of Death - Out February 2

Woohoo! It's almost here! The Merchant of Death, the second in the Playing the Fool series, comes out on February 2. Mac and Henry are back, with just the sort of intrigue, silliness, action, and cross-dressing you'd expect from something written by Shakespeare. With less genius, obviously. But more full-frontal nudity. 

To celebrate the release, JA Rock and I will be doing a blog tour. You can win awesome stuff if you follow it here: 
February 2, 2015  -  Boys In Our Books
February 2, 2015  -  Sinfully Sexy Books
February 2, 2015  -  Cup O' Porn
February 3, 2015  -  MM Good Book Reviews
February 3, 2015  -  Love Byte
February 3, 2015  -  My Fiction Nook
February 4, 2015  -  Crystal's Many Reviewers
February 4, 2015  -  Nautical Star Books - Spotlight
February 4, 2015  -  Smoocher's Voice
February 4, 2015  -  It's About The Book
February 5, 2015  -  Creative Deeds
February 5, 2015  -  La Crimson Femme
February 5, 2015  -  Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
February 5, 2015  -  Prism Book Alliance 
February 6, 2015  -  The Novel Approach
February 6, 2015  -  TTC Books and More
February 6, 2015  -  Joyfully Jay
February 6, 2015  -  The Jeep Diva
February 6, 2015  -  On Top Down Under Book Reviews

All’s fair in love and war.
There’s something rotten in the state of Indiana. When con man Henry Page takes it upon himself to investigate the death of an elderly patient at a care facility, he does so in true Shakespearean tradition: dressed as a girl.
FBI Agent Ryan “Mac” McGuinness has more to worry about than Henry’s latest crazy idea. Someone is trying to send him a message—via a corpse with a couple of bullets in it. He needs to figure out who’s trying to set him up before he gets arrested, and he really doesn’t have time for Henry’s shenanigans. Then again, he’d probably be able to focus better if Henry didn’t look so damn distracting in a babydoll dress and a wig.
But when Mac discovers that Henry has been keeping a secret that connects the cases, he has to find a way to live on the right side of the law when he just might be in love with the wrong sort of man.
Check out more of The Merchant of Death, or the other instalments of Playing the Fool at Riptide Publishing

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Writing, Rambling, and Plans for 2015

You know, after writing since forever—I blame it on the fact we didn’t have a TV when I was a kid living in New Guinea—and being published for a few years now, I still haven’t figured out where the ideas come from. And it’s something that people sometimes ask.

“Where do you get your ideas?”

I seriously don’t know. I suspect that the part of my brain that other people use to tell them to put petrol in the car or pay the phone bill or wear matching socks to work today has, in my case, been seconded to urgent daydreaming duties. I mean, I went to a staff meeting the other day and while I don’t actually remember anything that was discussed, I did kind of plan a fantasy story with magic and the ocean and princes and burning people at the stake. So there’s that.

The other day at work, someone said to me, “I wish I’d never stopped writing. I wrote lots when I was in high school, and I really loved it.”

You know the thing about writing? It is like the cheapest hobby on the planet. All you need is a pencil and a piece of paper. And, like any hobby, the more you do it, the better you get. If you enjoy writing, don’t stop doing it. Storytelling is one of the most fun things you can do, and the best way to learn is to just pick up a pencil and give it a go.

2014 was a great year for me. Wrote some books, went to GRL—the highlight of the year. And not just because I saw squirrels—and realised that yes, this writing thing is what I want to do. I mean, I can’t quit the day job quite yet, but it’s less of a pipe dream and more of a long term plan now. I mean, it would be, if I could plan anything in the long term. Or at all.

2015 will hopefully be the year I go to two conventions—Euro Pride in Munich in July, and GRL in San Diego in October (if I can get a spot). It’s also the year I want to branch out in YA, probably not under this name, and have a go at a few other writing projects as well.

Coming up soon, of course, is THE MERCHANT OF DEATH, Book 2 in J.A. Rock’s and my Playing the Fool trilogy. It’s out on February 2 from Riptide.

Heidi Belleau and I are also working on a story set in the same universe as BLISS, so that’s shaping up nicely!

And guess which lucky person got to write a novel with the awesome M. Caspian? It’s called FALLOUT, and it’s dark, dark, dark!

And J.A. and I have about a gazillion things to work on: the third Boy book, the third Prescott book, this entirely weird project we may have pitched to our publisher at GRL, and about a gazillion other ideas.

2015 is going to be a busy one!