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FAMILY MAN – 2nd Edition Coming September 11

Family Man, which I co-wrote with Heidi Cullinan, was originally published back in 2013 by Samhain Publishing. Because Samhain is now defunct, Dreamspinner Press will release the 2nd edition* of Family Man on September 11, 2017. I’ll have a preorder link soon. 

 

Sometimes family chooses you.

At forty, Vincent “Vinnie” Fierro is still afraid to admit he might be gay—even to himself. It’ll be a problem for his big, fat Italian family. Still, after three failed marriages, it’s getting harder to ignore what he really wants.

Vinnie attempts some self-exploration in Chicago’s Boystown bars, far from anyone who knows him. Naturally, he runs smack into someone from the neighborhood.

Between working two jobs, going to school, taking care of his grandmother, and dealing with his mother’s ongoing substance abuse, Trey Giles has little time for fun, let alone dating someone who swears he’s straight. Yet after one night of dancing cheek-to-cheek, Trey agrees to let Vinnie court him and see if he truly belongs on this side of the fence—though Trey intends to keep his virginity intact.

It seems like a solid plan, but nothing is simple when family is involved. When Vinnie’s family finds out about their relationship, the situation is sticky enough, but when Trey’s mother goes critical, Vinnie and Trey must decide whose happiness is most important—their families’ or their own.

 

We hope to have audio and foreign translations in the works ASAP, so stay tuned for details. 

 

*The book has been re-edited, but the content is unchanged, so if you bought it the first time around, there is probably no reason to buy it again.

30-Day Blogging Challenge, Day 22: Things I Collect (With [sort of odd] giveaway)

Today’s topic is “Things I Collect.” Man, this one’s easy! There are three things that come to mind immediately: shoes, books, and tarot cards. I’ll elaborate a bit on each of those.

Shoes

One of my very FAVORITE pairs of shoes.
One of my very FAVORITE pairs of shoes.

Most of you know I sort of collect shoes. I love funky shoes. One of the things I love most about conventions is that I get a chance to wear my fun shoes (because I assure you, I’m sure as hell not wearing those babies to my daughter’s soccer games). There are a few downsides to this “hobby” (although I’d classify it more as an “interest”). The first is that it drives my husband crazy. He’s one of those people who owns four pairs of shoes and thinks that’s sufficient. The second is that it’s expensive (another reason my husband hates it). Third: I can only wear so many pairs of shoes to any convention, and now that I’m not writing, I really have no excuse to keep splurging on shoes like these. 

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30-Day Blogging Challenge, Day 8: Blind Space (With #Giveaway!)

Today is supposed to be “15 random facts about me.” I’ll never come up with that many, so I’m going to list a few random facts about my kinky space pirate novella, Blind Space.

Why Blind Space?

Limited Edition of Blind Space featuring the Italian cover art.
Limited Edition of Blind Space featuring the Italian cover art.

Mostly because it’s sitting here on my desk. I was recently granted permission by Triskell Edizioni (one of my Italian publishers) to use their lovely cover on a limited number of English paperbacks. The proof came yesterday, and I’ve been reading through it in bits and pieces. (It’s amazing how, no matter how many times I read through something, no matter how many editors and friends go through it, I *still* find typos every now and then!)

Now…. what facts can I share about Blind Space?

(FYI: Very mild, possibly NSFW photos below the cut.)

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30-Day Blogging Challenge, Day 4: Top Five (Literary) Pet Peeves

Today’s topic is supposed to be my top five pet peeves, but that sounded sort of tedious. Since I am, after all, an author and a reader, I thought I’d talk instead about my top five pet peeves in books.

Disclaimer

il_570xn-195340634Now, before I get started, let me begin by saying that these are only my opinions, and we all know what they say about those. Just because I don’t like these things doesn’t mean they’re wrong. It doesn’t mean people who disagree with me are wrong. I’m not saying authors should always avoid these techniques or tropes, or that every book in the history of man to ever use one of them is wrong or bad or poorly written. I’m not saying any of those things. All I’m saying is, these are things I personally don’t care for when I’m reading.

If you happen to LOVE all of these things, that’s okay. If you write these things, that’s okay too. Again: it’s just an opinion.

Clear enough?

Good. Let’s carry on.

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RT14, Release, and Other Randomness

I’ve been back from RT for several days now, although I still haven’t unpacked. As always, RT was fun but exhausting. Shockingly, I seem to have spent most of my time in the bar. Here are a few pictures.

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Heidi Cullinan and her friend, the mermaid.
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With Caroline Hanson at Samhain’s Saints and Sinners party.
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It’s the wrong team, but it’s the Vince Lombardi Trophy!! (Sort of.)
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Wyoming-born girls! L to R: me, Wendy Russo, Alanna Coca
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At Mardi Gras World
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With Amber Kell. I’m not sure how I always end up in this pose.
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With Devon Rhodes at Mardi Gras World. The creepy clown is totally scoping Devon’s boobs.
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The Rescuers has always been my favorite.

I really enjoyed wandering around Mardi Gras World, and it’s alway great to hang out with friends I only see once or twice a year.

Now that I’m home, I guess it’s time to get back to work. There’s the aforementioned unpacking to do, of course. Also, I found out when I checked in at the Denver airport that my license is expired. Thank goodness TSA still lets you board the plane, as long as it’s not more than a year past its expiration, but that means I get to spend today standing in line at the DMV. Excellent. What more could I ask for, right?

I’m down to crunch time on my dark, kinky, semi-cyberpunk novel, Release. Yes, this is the one I’ve been prattling on about for nearly two years now. It’s in edits, and I’m awaiting the final artwork. I should have a cover to share within the next week or two, and (even better) the book should be available for pre-order (on certain sites) by the end of the month. Release will be available June 24, 2014. Don’t forget, I’m publishing this under a slightly different pen name, A.M. Sexton. If you missed that news, you can read my full explanation here.

I’ll be at Denver Pride on June 21 and 22. If you’re in town that weekend (perhaps for RomCon?), please stop by and see us. I’ll be with the Out in Colorado crew, which includes (but is not limited to) M.L. Rhodes, Caitlin Ricci, Cari Z, George Seaton, and Carter Quinn. I’ll also have advance paperback copies of Release available.

Speaking of Out in Colorado, we attended the NOH8 photo shoot in Denver back in March. Check it out.

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L to R: Me, Cari Z, Caitlin Ricci, Fae Winters, Patrick Wendling-Markwell, Mr. Fae Winters

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That’s all I have for today, but stay tuned for cover art and pre-order information for Release!

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