Monday, February 28, 2011

New release....Into the Woods!

At long last...Into the Woods is here!  :)

Shaun McCarry left home as a young teenager, certain that whatever he had to do to survive on his own was better than being dragged around the country by his troubled, alcoholic father. Once he got away, he vowed never to look back. But years later, on the eve of his thirtieth birthday, he receives a bizarre letter from his dad indicating Shaun’s in grave danger. The letter sends him on a journey deep into the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. There, he uncovers a disturbing family history that leaves Shaun questioning everything he thought he knew about his past and even his future.
His only ally comes in the form of a mysterious drifter named Rannon James who seems to know more about Shaun’s history than Shaun does. Shaun’s drawn to the sexy and vaguely familiar man. And when Rannon tells him a story of love and loss, of loyalty and betrayal, and of two childhood friends who share a destiny, Shaun realizes he’s inextricably and intimately linked to the other man.

But with danger stalking his every move, and fighting a terrifying change in himself that he never asked for, Shaun’s not sure who he can trust. Maybe not even himself.

Genre:  Contemporary gay (M/M) dark fantasy/shapeshifter erotic romance
Release date:
February 27, 2011 
Length: extended novel

Available now at Amber Allure.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day hunks

A little something to stir your passions on this day of love. Whether you celebrate V Day or not, there can never be too much hunky goodness, do you think? :)



Monday, February 07, 2011

Cold hunks :)

We were supposed to have 30% chance of "snow showers" on Saturday and Sunday. Instead, it snowed pretty much all afternoon Saturday, all night Saturday night, and all day Sunday. We ended up with a foot of the white stuff.

A new storm is supposed to roll through on Monday night and Tuesday and drop as much as another foot on us.

Have I mentioned how fun it is to live in Colorado where we have our heaviest snows in February, March, and April? LOL! Unlike the northeast and other parts of the US, we haven't had as much snow this year as we usually do. I live at 7500 feet in altitude, in the foothills of the Rockies, and we usually have several 12"+ snows each year, starting in October. But this is our first bigger one this season. It's been an odd year for us. I think the East coast has gotten their share and our share this year. I feel for them...I know they're tired of it. So maybe this is a trend that it's starting to move back our way and they'll soon get some relief. :)

Here's a little something to help everyone in the snow zone warm up....

Love this last one. It makes me think of Into the Woods. I have a couple of pretty hot shower/bath scenes in that book. Hehehe!


Tuesday, February 01, 2011

How stories are born...

Did you know that I got the idea for Into the Woods while I was driving in my 4Runner and listening to "Eleanor Rigby" by the Beatles?

Yep, it's true. Listen to the words and see if you can figure it out. :)

I'll give you a hint:

Eleanor Rigby died in the church and was buried along with her name
Nobody came
Father McKenzie wiping the dirt from his hands as he walks from the grave
No one was saved

All the lonely people
Where do they all come from?
All the lonely people
Where do they all belong?

I love the song, very poignant. And it made me think....what if I started a book at a funeral where nobody came? Well, except for one of the heroes. He'd be standing there alone with the priest wondering why no one else but him gave enough of a damn about the person in the grave to show up.

Then he looks up and sees a mysterious person standing on a hill overlooking the cemetery watching the funeral...

I loved the image in my mind of the shadows of a cold evening settling in, the lone hero at the funeral, the stranger, also alone and isolated up on the hill...

And so Into the Woods was born. :)