Who’s a Ho?

I am a pimping ho at Midnight Moon Cafe today. Not only did I pimp myself out… I pimped out Karl, Marty, Gooster, Vahid, Hilly and Becky. All for the sake of selling books about TVC (throbbing vampire cock) and SDC (swelling dragon cock).

Well, I have to admit it’s not so much the selling thing that I like, it’s the fans of the stories. I like it that people like and read what I write. I don’t get scads of traffic here, but with the books, my writing gets exposed in a lot more places. I like giving people stories they enjoy. I love it when they adore the same characters that I do. And it’s nice to be able to take a snippet of a friend’s personality and turn it into a character that lots of people read and fall in love with.

I can’t tell you how many people loved Karl with a K in Hot Water. They loved his snarky humor. I got so many comments on Corey in Hot Water that I decided to give him his own story Sunstroked later in the series. I don’t think I would have come up with such vivid characters if it hadn’t been for Karl and Gooster’s real personalities making an impression on me.

Next up is Marty who is the fairy godfather in The Pixie Prince. Cobblestone is releasing that book tomorrow. I can’t wait to see what the readers have to say about Marty. Ride the Lightning, which is Vahid the black dragon’s story, will probably be out in December. I have a feeling our own Vahid may have women beating down his doors even more than they do now once this book is read. (Note to Vahid… buy a bullwhip. The character has one… the ladies love it.)

In the fall and winter I’ll be getting to the sequels to The Pixie Prince which include a story about a Hilary and one about a Becky. I’m hopeful that Cobblestone will take them. Meanwhile, I’ll just do lots of pimping and hope to get more readers so more people can also find out about my friends and their blogs. I know there’s a whole phalanx of women who come through here to click the link to Gooster’s site. Okay, maybe the hotties he posts are the main draw, but I bet they read his other posts too!

Now, hie yourselves off to Midnight Moon Cafe and leave a comment. I’m giving away more books there. 🙂 Have a great Thursday… oh! And wish me luck that I get to see Stone Temple Pilots on the 4th. Cross all your fingers and toes… Loves yas!

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My Pretty

Yes, this is definitely my pretty. I may be prejudiced since I’m not only the author but the artist, but hey. This is so pretty I think I’m entitled this once.

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And here’s the other pretty that goes along with it. A nice little video.

Fire Season is a 55K word novel that is actually a prequel to the first two Tales novellas released by Pink Petal Books. Here’s a blurb from the Coming Soon page.

Black dragon Holden Antaeus isn’t looking for a mate. His life is filled with family, work, and dating. Women adore him and he’s never short of offers for sex, but a relationship isn’t something he’s interested in. When Holden’s brother Sean hires a new executive for Antaeus International, Holden’s whole world, and everything he’s ever believed about himself, is blown to bits. Garret Renquist is a green dragon, intelligent, witty, bi-sexual, and hot for Holden. Despite the fact that Holden is positive he’s heterosexual, the moment he meets Garret, something happens inside him. What follows is a journey through stereotypes and ingrained beliefs as Holden struggles with the fact that his destined mate is a man.

This novel will be out the first Thursday in July. And yes, Becky. It will be in print soon after so that I can sign a copy for you!

Have a great humpday!

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Sharsies

I was gonna do a Tuesday tune cause I had a song in my head all day that day. Of course, I was in a groove and wrote 6K so I didn’t have time to come over here and babble and post the song. Then yesterday I was busy posting hotties at Flirty Author Bitches. (They were pretty hot too, male, female, F/F, and M/M.) Today, on a Yahoo group, the wife of a friend posted a link to an article about him in their local paper. Well, to be honest, she’s my friend too, but I don’t talk to her like I talk to him. He and I shoot the shit about the oddest crap… databases and tech stuff… Geek-Speak.

At any rate, I wanted to share Garr with you. Cause I love him. And I love you. And you’ll love this song he wrote about his son. This music is hot. So is Garr. But don’t tell his wife I said that. 😉

See the Sun – Garr

Have a great Friday Eve!

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I Do

So I have some news. Really fun news! Next week, on February 4th, the Jester Show will have some friends of mine as guests. These guests are the authors of the I Do anthology published by MLR Press in support of marriage equality. All of the proceeds of this book go to Lambda Legal to help fight Prop 8 here in California.

The author who spearheaded this book is Alex Beecroft who is female and British. The editor (who’s been bugging me to write something for MLR’s ghost anthology) is Kris Jacen and the publisher is Laura Baumbach (whom I’ve heard will remember that I said I could write a M/M ghost story).

This idea was spawed on author Z. A. Maxfield’s Yahoo group when they were talking about ways to promote the book and I mentioned Jester. The authors got excited so I emailed Jester and he said he would love to have them on! So next Wednesday at 7 pm Pacific time, the authors of the I Do anthology will be on the Jester Show talking about the book, writing, marriage equality, and Prop 8. Please come to the show to support the cause… or Jester. Cause he’s just that cute and fun. 😉

Now, before I end this post, I need to kiss a little BPR butt and post some cowboys. And just to be fair to the men, I need to post a cowgirl. Cause ya know, Karl and Marty pointed out that I’m usually pretty good about posting hotties of both sexes. Can’t disappoint my friends. 🙂

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Whew! That’s pretty hot for a Friday, eh? I hope BPR likes the Marcus on a Friday one!

I have a quick update about my writing. The last contract I got will be my first book released. Sunday’s Child: The Wise Guy doesn’t have any throbbing vampire cock in it, but there is a black cat named Rambo, a klutzy witch named Brenna, and an almost mage named Randall Wise. It will be released by Noble Romance on February 22. On March 5, Book One and Two of the Tales of the Darkworld will be released by Pink Petal Books. Shifting Winds and Hot Water are part of the PPB Presents Shifters series. These are dragon shifter books. Hot Water features Karl, Gooster (Corey), and Vahid.

I’ve started work on What You Wish For, which features Hilly as a writer of Twilight-like novels. On top of that, I’ve begun the plot for my twisted version of Rapunzel which features a red headed heroine named Beck or Becks, Hellohahanarf to you and me. Marty the fairy godfather appears in both What You Wish For and the Rapunzel story since both are Twisted Tales. I’d like a Dave character someday, but I’m not sure I can come with a vehicle to accurately portray his awesomeness. I’m still pondering ideas there. Your ideas are certainly welcome as well!

That’s it for me until Monday, unless I have some spectacular news of some kind to come back and write about. I’ll have another round of my hot Marcus Monday for you then. Also, you can post what my Blogiversary date is in comments until the last minute (Pacific time) of January to be entered in a drawing for a lovely Sex Toy t-shirt or coffee mug! Have a simply yummy weekend darlins’!

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Christmas Village

You know that saying about how it takes a village? I’ve always assumed that since the sentence was never finished that it assumes it takes a village to do anything well… big. Last night I decided to make a video instead of making a recording of me and Nikki singing the Coventry Carol. It’s not that we can’t sing… we can, and we do it pretty well. It’s just that we were imbibing last night and I just couldn’t string the stanzas together properly. Go figure.

So I’m making this video and I’m thinking about all the books I have coming out in 2009 and how well Christmas Hookup has been doing in downloads. Then I realized how many people out here have encouraged me in the last six months to a year since I started wondering if I could do this. Going back to the inception of this blog (which is nearing it’s first blogiversary), I realized that there is a whole “village”, if you will, of people who have in some way influenced or helped me get to this point.

This video is for all of you. From Jester who helped me with this blog, to Justin, Karl, Gooster, Marty, and Vahid (and soon Hilly too) who let me immortalize their name and a few of their characteristics in my Darkworld characters, to people like Jennifer McKenzie and Susan Helene Gottfried who pushed me in the very beginning (and who keep saying it) by saying that this was something I could absolutely do. And then there are the people who constantly tell me in comments, IM or on Twitter, that what I’m doing is awesome and that I really can do it – Marty, Hilly, Britt, Becky, Jason X, and Dee Carney. There are people in my Yahoo groups who encourage me too and then there are the three ladies (Bar bitches really LOL) who have always been in my corner since before I came to blogging.

I want you all to know that there is no way I would be sitting here with 4 contracts for books due out in 2009, and the possibility of 3 more once the other Tales of the Darkworld are written (Yes, my publisher wants Vahid the black dragon’s story too. I knew that was coming. Vahid being such a sexy thang and all) without every single word or comment that all of YOU have given me.

This is MY Christmas message to all of YOU. I may not have been by your blog to comment, but you are ALWAYS in my thoughts. I wouldn’t be here plugging away without what you have given me… the gift of your friendship and caring.

One last thing before I go prep my ham… I have a confession to make. I suck. Bigtime. Sure, I have a thousand and one stresses on me and a fucked up car that just keeps falling apart no matter how much money I toss into the thing’s maw. But there is still no reason for me to be such a bonehead as to STILL have Hilly’s birthday present when the woman lives literally a few exits down the freeway from me.

The reason I suck so bad isn’t just because I still have her present and haven’t seen her in months… it’s because she is the sole reason I got so involved with all of you. She took me under her wing when I was afraid to meet bloggers, and she made me feel at home, warm and welcomed. She is the most awesome person on this planet and even though I clearly suck at showing it, I love the woman dearly. Thank you for bringing me into the PRB, Hilly. Many, many happy wishes for you this Christmas.

And for all the rest of you too.

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