Thursday, May 27, 2010

AC Katt is my special guest on my blog and my yahoo loop!




Hello everyone. I’d like to thank Katie Bug, the Domestic Diva for giving me the opportunity to both blog and chat with you today. My name is AC Katt and I write m/m (GLBT) romance. I currently have two books in print with a new release coming in late June.

Eternal Press published my first book, The Sarran Plague. It was released in April of 2009, and to my surprise, was a finalist for an Epic Award. It is a Science Fiction ménage a trois. I am in the midst of writing a sequel, here is a sneak peek. Remember, this is a work in progress, any errors are mine and mine alone.

Living with Syn
A small blond head pressed against the transparent viewer of the private ground transport, or PGT.

He wiggled and turned toward the distinguished, dark haired Sarran Elder who sat across from him. The impish face, imprinted by the viewing window, was scrunched-up and ready. He knew his son. The inquisition was about to begin.

"Zadda, Are we there yet. It’s taking too long. Poppie and the mommy are going to worry."
"I explained this to you, cub. Poppie has things that must travel home in the PGT. Unless you wish to go home without him, we cannot teleport to Ulna. It would also scare the new fems who have no idea how advanced our psi has become. It would also put us at risk, if our enemies discerned PsiOps Secrets."

"How can we lie to the fems, Zadda? How can you Bond with a lie in you?"

Nafer, will you please define your terms. Zadda has no notion of what the word mommie signifies.

"Zadda," Nafer whined, "I've told you so many times, it is like fem, but more. They make things called cookies with chocolate chips and you sit in front of the tube with the kitty on your lap, and eat cookies and drink milk. The mommie makes you lunch in a lunchbox with a Warrior who is a spider. She plays chess, poker and gin rummy. She knows how to hit a ball with a big slab of wood— and then you run fast so you don't make an out. She understands everything, but she does not know she does. We need the mommie and the mommie needs us."

That was a long speech for his son and he had expended much effort in trying to explain to Bron what was apparently something best understood by experience. Bron knew this had something to do with the Earthen fems, yet he was uncomfortable with the wealth of potential of this word mommie. He and Zarron had barely found themselves again. To BondStir a second time was almost unheard of in the canons of the Sarran Codex. However, a man could fall into a large laptard pit ignoring the space between the words almost and never.

"Naffie, we will tell the fems the truth of the Sarran psi legacy once they bond. However, we cannot afford to hand our enemies knowledge that we worked for millennia to conceal. People fear what they do not understand. The other council planets developed bio-machinery, genetic slicing and genetic re-coding. After the initial incident that caused two thousand or more years of war, we vowed to use only natural methods to enhance our abilities. We have kept that promise up until we lost our fems.

We slightly modified the Earthen fems to accept our seed when they received the antidote. It was deliberate, yes, but it was also ethical. If we did not give them the modification with the antidote, the vaccine would have failed. Their whole planet would have been as ours and two humanoid civilizations would be devoid of fems. Yet we cannot let them feel pushed."

Nafer bounced. "Zadda, that’s bullshit. The paradigm has changed."

"What is this bullshit, offspring?"

"Something Mommie says is shoveled at her by most of her male acquaintance."



My second novel was released by XOXO Publishing in April of 2010.
A Matter of Trust
A Matter of Trust is a GLBT, BDSM story.

Blurb: Donald “Bear” Drummond has everything, a real estate empire, partnership in a an elite BDS&M club an status as a Master Dominant. What he doesn’t have is love and trust. Can he find it in the troubled Brian, who stumbles into his office from the mailroom?

Excerpt: In slow degrees, the tow-headed boy woke up on the hard floor. A faint moan, an eyelid twitch, a soft flutter of pale lashes, and then a blue eye opened face-to-antenna with a cockroach. The Sears Tough skin jeans he opened as his birthday gift two days ago felt wet around the crotch and smelled of both urine and feces. His new plaid shirt with the pearl cowboy buttons was torn and bloody. He swallowed hard, past the dry lump t he size of a baseball stuck in the back of his throat. He opened his left eye, the one nearest to the bug. It looked as if his bone stuck out of his shirt, a handhold under his elbow, the right arm bent at an unnatural angle just below the tear.

It took a few additional seconds for the pain to hit, long enough for him to realize he did not know how he got here or why. Then, it struck, shock abated. He hurt, bad. Even so, he knew enough not to cry out. He heard Mama pounding on the door of the bathroom and Aunt Mary in the distance, along with the whine of sirens. Then the pain took him away, and he rode it back to safety.

My newest and yet to be released novel is from Captiva Press.
Shattered Glass

Blurb:Milo Stamis of mega band, Shattered Glass must write one last song with former lover and lead singer, Liam O’Shea six years after the dissolution of the band. Can they overcome a stalker and the lies that separated them?

Lyrics from the theme song of Shattered Glass: Lover’s Suite
Turn around look at the view
Know that I’m in love with you,
Waiting for the time you see
That you can be in love with me

It’s way too early to feel this way
But I need you to let me stay
Until the day you see me
The lover who will set you free

And then we can begin
The process where you let me in
To your heart. The day you start
To see the light within my heart
For only you my passion true

My lover and friend
I’m yours till the end
Of time, or eternity
What a night bright with heat
When our bodies finally meet

I will sing this song to you
And finally you will know
That I love you so
And I’ll never let you go
Too far away from me.

I look forward to meeting everyone tonight. All of my books and buy buttons are on my website at www.ackatt.com. While you are there, leave a comment for a chance at a Tee Shirt and other goodies!
Sincerely,
AC Katt

Sunday, April 25, 2010

A New Review for Ravished by a Highlander by Paula Quinn

I was able to read and review Paula Quinn's latest release, Ravished by a Highlander which releases next month. I fell in love with Robert and Davina and I know you will too. Below s the blurb from Ravished by a Highlander and my review.


FORBIDDEN LOVE
Davina Montgomery is no ordinary English lady. For her own protection, she’s been locked away from society, her true identity the Crown’s most closely guarded secret. Until a shocking betrayal—and a bold rescue—land her in the arms of a fierce Highlander, a powerful warrior whose searing gaze and tantalizing touch awaken her body and soul.

UNDENIABLE DESIRE
As the firstborn son of a powerful Scottish laird, Robert MacGregor has no loyalty to the English throne, but he’s not the kind of man to leave a woman in distress, even if she is English. He vows to deliver Davina to safety, unharmed and untouched. Yet one stolen kiss leaves them both smoldering with desire… and desperate for more. With Davina’s secret threatening to destroy his clan, Rob must choose between everything he holds dear and the one woman he can’t live without.

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Ravished by a Highlander by Paula Quinn
Book #1 in The Children Of The Mist series
April 2010

Davina Montgomery has been in hiding for most of her life in an abbey called St. Christophers because of a royal secret. The nuns and a small army have been guarding her for as long as she can remember. Her life has never been her own because of a father she has never met. The abbey is burned to the ground by men who want her dead. Now, because of her secret innocent men and woman have died keeping her and her secret safe.

Robert MacGregor is the first born son of the Clan Chief of the MacGregors of Skye. Robert knows his father but his life has also never been his own. He has been raised to take over after his father passes so his life has revolved around the clan and its security.

Davina watches as the family she ever known is killed because of her. Edward Asher, the captain of the army that has been in charge of protecting her can’t hold out much longer against the soldiers meant to kill her. Robert is heading to England for King James coronation when he and his fellow highlanders come upon the devastation. Edward begs Robert to take her and keep her safe but won’t tell him why. Robert rescues her and promises to keep her safe but how can he when others have died trying? Both are duty bound to a life that has been chosen for them by birth but neither Robert nor Davina imagine their hearts would rule instead.

Ravished by a Highlander by Paula Quinn was an absolute roller coaster ride of emotions. Ravished is the first in the Children of the Mist series and what a great beginning it is too. Davina is a lady but is so much stronger than she looks. Living in the Abbey for all of those years can’t hide the maturity in her eyes. Her life has always been in danger and secretive but she has never let go of her dream of a real family. Robert is amazed by the small woman and how she puts herself before others time and time again. The more time they spend with each other the more they want to give up everything for a chance to make their own decisions even if it means a death sentence.

Friday, March 19, 2010

BLOOD WILL FREEZE by Tony-Paul de Vissage



BLOOD WILL FREEZE: A cautionary tale to cause further anxiety among those worried about the arrival of 2010.


It is July, 4012.

A summer exactly two thousand years after a comet crashed into the Earth, ironically in the year the Mayan calendar ends…2012. Out of the ensuing chaos, there are two types of survivors, humans—not so many of them but enough—and the Undead—ejected from their coffins deep within the Earth to a world frozen and gray. A world where the sun never shines and vampires may walk during daylight hours.

It doesn’t take long for the Undead to inherit the Earth. They now reign, fighting among themselves for the continents, dividing them to the strongest. Now, only two remain, Alixandra, empress of North and South America and a little more inhumane in her treatment of her mortal slaves, and Celadon, lord of Europe and Asia, deadly, unscrupulous, and a sociopath par excellence, murdering his way to the top of the nosferatic food-chain. Once lovers, these two are now bitter enemies, engaged in a struggle for ownership of the planet and its few surviving humans, their rapidly-dwindling food source. Alix takes her people to Mt. St. Helens, building a tower inside the volcano’s buried cone; there the heat will keep her little herd of mortals alive, With the aid of Michael, her virginal, mortal steward, only one of six children born in the last twenty-five years, Alix awaits Celadon’s attack. Alix trusts Michael; she also lusts after him, but the young man has the ability to ignore her enticements. He alone is free from mental slavery, because Michael is a Freeley, one of the rare human mutations born immune to the vampire’s enticements.

From the seed of Michael’s free will, rebellion has taken root. Yes, Michael is readying his people for the coming attack, assuring his Undead mistress of victory but it will be a victory neither Alix nor Celadon nor even Michael himself expects.

Blood will Freeze appeared in the February, 2009, issue of Sounds of the Night Magazine. It is available at http://www.genremall.com/zinesr.htm#soundsofthenight.


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Monday, February 22, 2010

Help Lorie O'Clare KEEP THE HEA IN OUR LIVES

One of my favorite authors has come up with a wonderful idea! So many people are losing their homes these days. Lorie O'Clare has started a fundraiser to help those that have found themselves in that situation. Help Lorie give others their HAPPY EVER AFTER!



HEA is a fund raiser program I’ve started (along with my accountant to make sure I do it right) to help those who are facing foreclosure. Recently I’ve heard the stories from a few good friends, people who have always worked hard, who have good kids, and who have put their sweat and blood into their homes over the years to make it nice for them. Times are hard. The programs available for those facing losing their homes don’t work for everyone. Please keep reading to learn how you can help!

Let’s do what we can to keep the HEA in our lives and ensure it always means HAPPILY EVER AFTER!

Many out there are in the same boat. Quite a few of those facing losing the home they’ve raised their children in, have loved and fought in, are too proud to admit they need help.
Will you help those who would leap to help you in a second? Offer a donation or buy a book, or several books. All money goes to help HEA!



Click on the home above to save it! Authors learn how you can donate. Readers learn how you can donate!

One way you can help is to donate cash. All donations are fully tax deductible. Donate any amount you wish. 100% of donations will go to help keep a family in their home.