Monday, December 17, 2012

Double Release Day Party!

Good morning (afternoon or evening, depending on where you are). Come celebrate with me! Today Dreamspinner Press released my latest novel, Naked Tails, a paranormal/contemporary romance involving skinny dipping and possum shifters. There's even a fox shifter for those who go for variety, and if you look really close, you'll spot a chipmunk and skunk shifter too! And don't get me started on the Johnson triplets! (Thanks, Elizabeth North. for the awesome pic!)

And if you like strong female secondary characters, check out Monica, enforcer, conscience, and designated attitude adjuster for the possum shifter passel.

What? You say you're not really in the mood for a shifter story today? No problem, for my dear friend Michael Rupured is sharing my Dreamspinner release day with a good, old fashioned action adventure, Until Thanksgiving. Love a gripping mystery and steamy romance all rolled up in an edge-of-your-seat who-done-it? Michael has just the book for you!

What release party is complete without cover art and a bit of blurbage?

Didn't Shobana Appavu do a fantastic job on the cover?

Seth McDaniel wasn’t raised among a shifter passel and has no idea what it’s like to turn furry once a month. An orphan, torn from his father’s family at an early age, he scarcely remembers Great-aunt Irene. Now her passing brings him back to Possum Kingdom, Georgia, to take up a legacy he doesn’t understand and reconnect with a friend he’s never forgotten. 

As Irene’s second-in-command, Dustin Livingston has two choices: assume control of the passel or select another replacement. Unfortunately, the other candidates are either heartless or clueless. Dustin’s best hope to dodge the responsibility is to deliver a crash course in leadership to his childhood pal Seth, a man he hasn’t seen in twenty years. However, while Dustin's mind is set on his task, his heart is set on his old friend. 

Seth’s quest for answers yields more questions instead. What’s with the tiny gray hairs littering his aunt’s house? Why do the townsfolk call each other “Jack” and “Jill”? Do Dustin’s attentions come with ulterior motives? And why is Seth suddenly craving crickets?


Mrs. Condit at Mrs. Condit and Friends Read Books rated Naked Tails at Five Sweet Peas and a Recommended Read! Read the full review here, and enter to win an ebook copy. 

Love this cover!

Josh Freeman knows his best days are behind him. After his partner of seventeen years has an affair with a younger man, Josh buries himself in takeout boxes, half-smoked joints, and self-pity until his best friend gently kicks him in the ass and encourages him to try out a new job in Washington DC—at least until Thanksgiving. 

Though DC has its share of troubles, specifically in the form of a murderer targeting gay men, Josh soon discovers its charms as well. Unlike his old home, DC is crawling with men who want to date him—apparently he's not as overweight, out of shape, or over the hill as the man he once loved made him believe. In particular, Josh would love a chance with relocation expert Thad Parker, but Josh is sure Thad is seeing someone, so he looks for love elsewhere. He tells himself he and Thad don't have anything in common anyway.

Then Josh learns Thad really is available. Maybe they can work it out after all. Suddenly the future seems bright again. Of course, Josh doesn't know he's the murderer's next target....

I've included links throughout the post, or you can find Naked Tails here:

And Until Thanksgiving here:

Both are available in multiformat ebook or print. 

And speaking of print, enter at Goodreads now through December 27 for a chance to win a paperback copy of Naked Tails. 


  1. Naked Tails is great! I finished it the same day. I think seth and Dustin cured me of my Didelphimorphiphobia.