Blowing Smoke

Where There’s Smoke, Book Three of the Phoenix Prophecy, releases today and I am having a contest that starts tomorrow. Liquid Silver Books, the publisher of the Phoenix Prophecy, has a blog where authors do Morning After posts. Appropriate since the blog is called the SEx Blog. LOL So tomorrow (if my login gets fixed) I will be doing a Morning After post HERE. Every commenter on the post will be in a drawing to win all three books of the trilogy. The contest ends at 6 am Pacific time next Monday when I will draw a winner and announce it here on my regular Monday post.

I seem to have been waiting a long time for this book to see the light of day. Now that it’s here, I’ll have more promo to do. I did send signed cover flats with Dee Carney to the Romantic Times convention this past week. Hopefully, that gorgeous Anne Cain cover drew some interest in the book and series. Since I’m already promo-ing Insolence, it shouldn’t be too much extra work to toss in an additional post for WTS.

Last week I received a very nice review from BookWenches for Insolence. It’s always nice when someone who doesn’t like a particular genre reads your work in the genre and LIKES it. Apparently, Bobby at BookWenches is rather indifferent about BDSM stories. Now, I’m no hardcore BDSM author. There’s a little spanking (on a Sonny Black spanking bench), a flogger, handcuffs, and nipple clamps in this story. Mostly all in one scene. That’s pretty tame stuff really. But everyone has their likes and dislikes so despite the fact that BDSM usually leaves Bobby cold, she truly warmed up to Insolence. She gave it a 4.5 of 5 rating. Yay for Insolence!

I’m on the last leg of Common Ground and it will be going to my editor SOON! (I promise!) I know a lot of people have been waiting for the next installment of the Tales of the Darkworld and this story in particular. Giving Marius his own story has been rough though and I’ll be glad to see it finished.

Here on the home front the clusterfuck with my license plates is almost over. I have to pick up a bracket for the front one (it’s currently hanging by a coat hanger) from Dodge and have it installed and voila! Plates will be all perfect. Then the car can go to the CHP office by my work and the last two tickets will be signed off on. Hallelujah! And since I have different plates now, if I park on the street the parking nazis won’t tow my car for having too many tickets for no front plate. I feel like I’ve been bent over that spanking bench from Insolence and paddled repeatedly for no reason for months with this stupid situation. It’s almost done though. Then I won’t care quite as much about the neighbors being asses about the parking spaces.

Not sure if any of you have heard about Greene vs Sonoma County but lots of authors are trying to help Clay Greene’s cause by donating a portion of their profits on books sold at ARe. I’ve offered up my two GLBT books there – Fire Season and Christmas Catch – and 25% of my royalties on sales of those two books during the month of May will be donated to NCLR who are representing Clay Greene. So if you’ve not purchased Fire Season and have a yen to read my bestseller, do buy it at ARe.

Okay it’s time for me to stop blowing smoke and post my Monday Marcus.

No one fills out jeans and a pullover better. *sigh*

Oh, yeah. I forgot… today is Rott’s birthday. I don’t think he wants one though so I’m treading lightly. LOL Don’t forget to check out the SEx Blog tomorrow so you can enter my contest! Have a great Monday!

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6 Responses to Blowing Smoke

  1. martymankins says:

    Congrats on another great review.

    As for the parking situation, all I can say is “sheesh!” Utah has a law with the no front plate and my wife has gotten a ticket for it some years ago. It’s a dumb rule, IMO.
    .-= martymankins´s last blog ..Catching Up =-.

  2. martymankins says:

    Congrats on another great review.

    As for the parking situation, all I can say is “sheesh!” Utah has a law with the no front plate and my wife has gotten a ticket for it some years ago. It’s a dumb rule, IMO.
    .-= martymankins´s last blog ..Catching Up =-.

  3. Winter says:

    Mary – The parking thing is weird. The city I live in is stupid about this crap. When I lived in a different city in the same county they could give a doody about my front plate. I’ve had that car like 8 years and never had trouble until I had to park on the streets (in a residential hood!) in this city.
    .-= Winter´s last blog ..Blowing Smoke =-.

  4. Winter says:

    Mary – The parking thing is weird. The city I live in is stupid about this crap. When I lived in a different city in the same county they could give a doody about my front plate. I’ve had that car like 8 years and never had trouble until I had to park on the streets (in a residential hood!) in this city.
    .-= Winter´s last blog ..Blowing Smoke =-.

  5. marot says:

    I sometimes have to wonder bout the parking police. DO they just not have neough real problems that they have to get nice people like you?
    Hope you also have a great monday girl!!

  6. marot says:

    I sometimes have to wonder bout the parking police. DO they just not have neough real problems that they have to get nice people like you?
    Hope you also have a great monday girl!!