OMG. Barely home from RT. Absolutely exhausted, but it was SO worth it. I met so many fabulous people – readers, authors, bloggers, RT staff. Each and every person was amazing. I can’t wait to do it again! I’ll post some pictures and updates later this week.
Sixteen authors are here to do their best to make your winter brighter in January, February, March, and April. (Unless you’re south of the equator, and then we’ll just be jealous of your summer.) Every Wednesday will be a new stop on the tour (see schedule below). Be sure to leave a comment at each stop for up to sixteen chances at the grand prize: a $200 USD gift certificate to the e-retailer of your choice. Also keep an eye out for links to individual authors’ sites on their release dates for a chance to win some free books.
The tour is winding down, but we still have prizes to give away!
Don’t forget to check out:
Legal Tender, by Andrew Grey
Five Star Review, by Lara Brukz
Handle With Care, by Josephine Miles
Also, don’t miss Josephine’s Giveaway here!
The Pirate’s Game, by Heidi Cullinan (available April 24th)
And the giveaway for Heidi’s book here.
Payback, by Clare London (available April 25th)
You can enter to win a copy of Clare’s book here.
I know the tour info says we’re doing a getaway today, but I messed things up by changing the theme at the last minute. What we’ll really be talking about today is, “What I Will Miss About Winter.”
Clare London: What I’ll miss about Winter is…. my boots! We don’t have hideously severe winters in London, but there’s a fine snap of cold in the air, and I get the chance to wear my fur-lined, comfy-soled, ankle-hugging boots. I don’t feel the cold very much otherwise, so I’m not a lover of huge padded coats or woolly hats or thick scarves, but there’s nothing like slipping my cold toes into winter boots. They never seem to go out of fashion, they cover all occasions, and I can throw them in the back of the car if I’m travelling somewhere. This is from a gal whose Nana always told her off for going out of the house with wet hair, “I’d catch my death of cold” LOL. And surely this gentleman agrees with me, that if I keep my feet warm, I can’t go wrong with anything else?
Lara Brukz: What I’ll miss about winter is the cooler temperatures. Really so- not-ready for the heat and the humidity which has seemed to hit awful early this year. Last year three months of above 100 degrees here in the south, air conditioners were worked overtime. Heaters not so much. Winter meant not having to work in the yard as well. Ah the good ole days. Now it’s back to trimming the weeds and sweating. So winter will be missed here in the south we get so little of it.
Josephine Myles: Cosy socks, leather boots and winter woollens! Much as I enjoy wearing my summer linen and cottons, there’s something about snuggling up in soft, handknitted woollens that really appeals to me. Plus, when I’ve gone to all the trouble of knitting or crocheting something, I want to be able to wear it all year round. I do feel fabulous in my winter gear, and shall miss my Victorian-style black jacquard coat which always makes me feel a bit steampunk.
Heidi Cullinan: I’ll miss cuddling up by the fire and watching TV with the family under a million blankets. I like the free-feeling of summer where we’re all over the place, but I love how we all huddle together during the winter months.
Andrew Grey: What will I miss about winter? Nothing. The garden is blooming, I’m ready for warm weather and sunshine, and in a month I get to open the pool.
Kate McMurray: I’m not generally a big fan of winter, so once the warm weather arrives, my feelings are usually, “Good riddance!” But I had a fun and busy winter. A productive winter. A winter in which I wrote a lot and did a lot and had a lot of fun even though I didn’t sleep much. I won’t miss how insanely busy it got at times, but I’m really pleased with everything I accomplished, and I’m finding that laziness is setting in now that the flowers are blooming and I don’t need my wool coat anymore. I kind of just want to go lay in the grass and read a book. So I miss that productivity, I guess. And the good times—the photo is glitter and confetti on a New York City subway platform on New Year’s Eve.
MEET THIS WEEK’S AUTHORS:
Ethan Stone is a single father with a wonderful and aggravating teenage son. He’s always loved to write and one point thought journalism was his dream career. He spent several years trying to make himself believe that until he realized he needed to write because he wanted too not because he had to. He just wishes he could’ve figured that out before he earned a sizable debt with school loans. He’s always had plenty of stories in his head and even published several purely erotica shorts on the web. He assumed the stories in his head starring gay men would have to be relegated to the web. And then he discovered the wonderful world of M/M publishing. http://ethanjstone.com/
English through and through, Josephine Myles is addicted to tea and busy cultivating a reputation for eccentricity. She writes m/m erotica and romance, but finds the erotica keeps cuddling up to the romance and the romance keeps corrupting the erotica. Jo blames her rebellious muse but he never listens to her anyway, no matter how much she threatens him with a big stick. She’s beginning to suspect he enjoys it. Check out Jo’s website and blog at josephinemyles.com
Heidi Cullinan has always loved a good love story, provided it has a happy ending. She enjoys writing across many genres but loves above all to write happy, romantic endings for LGBT characters because there just aren’t enough of those stories out there. When she isn’t writing, Heidi enjoys knitting, reading, movies, TV shows on DVD, and all kinds of music. She has a husband, a daughter, and too many cats. Find Heidi on the Web: Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, and her website.
It’s not too late to check out the previous stops!
January 11: How We Beat the Winter Blues (hosted by Coffee & Porn in the Morning)
January 18: Favorite Wintertime Activities (hosted by Josephine Myles)
January 25: Join us for a January getaway (hosted by Andrew Grey)
February 1: Winter in My Backyard (hosted by Lou Harper)
February 8: “If I could get away right now, I’d go to…” (hosted by Ellis Carrington)
February 15: Valentine’s Day (hosted by J.L. Merrow)
February 22: Authors by the Fireside (hosted by Kate McMurray)
February 29: Join us for a February getaway (hosted by Z.A. Maxfield)
March 7: Things to Do in a Blizzard (hosted by S.A. Meade)
March 14: St. Patrick’s Day (hosted by Clare London)
March 21: Spring Break (hosted by Blaine Arden)
March 28: Join us for a March Getaway (hosted by Tales from the Writing Cave)
April 4: Favorite Winter Movies (hosted byStumbling Over Chaos)
April 11: Signs of Spring (hosted by J.P. Barnaby)
April 18: Join us for an April Getaway (hosted by Marie Sexton)
April 25: Farewell (hosted by Joyfully Jay)
April 30: Grand Prize Announcement (hosted by Heidi Cullinan)