Monday, May 25, 2015

News for the Diversion Series

It's been a busy few months behind the scenes for the Diversion series. Let me catch everyone up:

First off, some readers have noticed that Collusion, the second Diversion book, is currently unavailable. Great news! It's set to re-release on June 20. I've got a cover reveal planned, so can't show you the art yet, but I'm thrilled with the new look for the series, created by the super talented L.C. chase.

The other covers in the series will be revealed then too.

I've been asked many times when the fifth book, Redemption, will release. If the schedule holds, look for an August publish date.

Next up, I'm proud to announce that, thanks to MxM Bookmark, Bo and Lucky will speak French. Diversion is currently listed as coming soon, and their translators are working on the other books in the series: Collusion, Corruption, Manipulation, and soon, Redemption.

New covers, same story, new language.

Les dealers de drogue ne sont pas toujours dans les rues ; parfois ils sont assis derrière des bureaux ou dans des salles de conférence, vendant de la marchandise dans des flacons pharmaceutiques au lieu des petits sachets de cellophane.
Quand on lui donne le choix entre huit années de plus en prison ou utiliser son « expertise » pour assister le Service de Contrôle et de Prévention du Détournement du Bureau des Narcotiques du sud-est, le trafiquant de drogues condamné Richmond « Lucky » Lucklighter choisit la proposition qui lui laisse une certaine illusion de liberté. Cynique et peu disposé à admettre qu’il a commencé à se soucier de son travail, il compte les jours avant que sa dette ne soit payée. Le seul obstacle avant de récupérer sa vie est le bleu qu’on l’a chargé de former avant de partir ; un bleu qui cite les textes pharmacologiques, n’a pas fait ses preuves, et a la tendance – détestable – à voir le bon en chacun… y compris chez la cible de leur enquête.
L’ancien Marine Bo Schollenberger rêvait de devenir pharmacien avant de regarder son rêve devenir un cauchemar de surconsommation par ordonnance alimentée par son syndrome de stress post-traumatique. Combattant chaque jour ses démons, il se réveille chaque matin en se demandant : « Est-ce que je vais craquer aujourd’hui ? » Pour conserver sa licence, il doit maintenant mettre ses talents à profit pour les forces d’interventions de contrôle du détournement, gérer par son grossier partenaire qui a bien trop de caractère, et faire tomber une baronne de la drogue qui lui rappelle sa présentatrice d’émission culinaire favorite.
Les méchants n’ont pas la moindre chance… enfin si Lucky et Bo ne s’étranglent pas d’abord…

Friday, May 8, 2015

Happy Birthday, Dreamspinner Press!

Dreamspinner Press is turning eight years old! As part of the celebration, May 8-14th all of my Dreamspinner titles will be on sale for 35% off.

In the mood for a Scottish Highlander who'll go through any lengths to reunite with the man he loves?

A conqueror’s decree can’t separate Aillil Callaghan from his Scottish heritage. He wears his clan’s forbidden plaid with pride, awaiting the day he becomes Laird, restores his family’s name, and fights to free Scotland from English tyranny. An Englishman in his home? Abomination! Yet the tutor his father engaged for Aillil’s younger brothers may have something to teach the Callaghan heir as well. 

Violinist and scholar Malcolm Byerly fled Kent in fear, seeking nothing more than a quiet post, eager minds to teach, and for no one to learn his secrets. He didn’t count on his charges’ English-hating barbarian of an older brother, or on red-and-green tartan concealing a kindred soul. A shared love of music breaks down the barriers between two worlds. 
Aillil’s father threatens their love, but a far more dangerous enemy tears them apart. They vanish into legend. 

Two centuries later, concert violinist Billy Byerly arrives at Castle Callaghan—and feels strangely at home. Legends speak of a Lost Laird who haunts the fortress in wait of his lover’s return. Billy doesn’t believe in legends, ghosts, or love that outlasts life. 

But the Lost Laird knows his own. 

Or maybe you're in the mood for some non-run-of-the-mill shifters? 

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?

How about a ghostly, matchmaking uncle?

At his death, Byron Sinclair left behind more than just his much older partner Alfred Anderson. The couple helped raise their respective nephews, and while Paul Sinclair and Alex Martin are now adults, they still have some growing up to do, particularly when it comes to getting along with each other.

If they refuse to be in the house at the same time, how can Alex be so sure Paul is an opportunistic suck-up with the morals of an alley cat? Paul isn’t impressed with aloof and arrogant playboy Alex, either. Both swear they know all they need to about the other--and about themselves.

Byron’s dying wish is for Alfred to help Paul and Alex see how perfect they are for each other. But when the boys stubbornly refuse to acknowledge what's right in front of them, Byron must get creative – though it’ll be difficult without hands, or a voice, or a body….

What's that? You'd rather hunker down with a nice contemporary? How about a match made in music between and rocker boy and an opera star? 

Wealth. Fame. Gold record. Hookers and Cocaine front man Henri Lafontaine has it all…including a control freak manager, band members who smile as they sharpen blades for his back, and last but damn well not least, a fan out to steal his heart. Literally. Trying to write hit songs and plan a comeback in the midst of the hi-fi white noise of LA feels more like watching his world implode, until he’s offered a month in the Colorado Rockies for vocal coaching.

Sebastian Unger’s rich, classically trained tenor inspires wicked thoughts. More than a pretty choir boy, he cracks the whip without hesitation to drive tattooed bad-boy Henri to give his all to his music. Working, fighting, and finally establishing a fragile peace, they find inspiration and perhaps more in each other. But the clock is ticking. Time will pull Henri back to the grit and gold of LA’s mean streets and fame machine, while Sebastian must return to the opera circuit, where a mysterious man known as “the patron” holds far too much sway. Only the trust they've built on a handful of notes bridges their two worlds...and shields them from malice.

Now is the time to buy!