Kermit Flail February, Cover Reveal, and Update on Things to Come


 sorry I was late on the Kermit Flail, but I think it’s totally worth it. I hope you all don’t mind–I’m foregoing the little Kermit Flail bit on YouTube so the first cover on the flail can get all the visibility when its posted online–just an experiment, right?

Anyway– I’ve got plenty of good news–Bobby Green is out, I’ve got a cover reveal if you scroll all the way down, and hey, most of the stops on the blog tour are posted!  But I also have some really awesome people on the Flail this month–and since last month was sort of a big mess (so big that it spilled into this month, actually) I was just so excited to connect with some awesome people for this post!

First of all we have the very lovely and always entertaining E.J. Russell– I adored her series about the fey and this looks just as fun (and a little creepy which is always wonderful) and I’m so glad to have her back on my blog!

Our second offer is het–but a very special writer!  My introduction to online life was the amazon forums–and sometimes they were horrible pits of toxic despair… and sometimes they were wonderful. One of my favorite forums was “KTT”– Kill That Thread. The purpose was to talk about nothing at all until we hit 10000 post and had to start again. I think I jumped on board KTT6 or so, and got caught up in other online pursuits around 11!  But I met some wonderful people there–my darling and beloved Grammy was one of them, and so was Samaya Young. 

Most of us on KTT were writers–independent writers–and we shared information about our experiences and what worked and what didn’t and how to fix our writing so it worked better. We read each other’s arcs and hoped a whole lot for the bunch of us.  To have Samaya send me her book info from an Entangled Publishing release is something of a triumph–I’m so very glad to host her here with Girl in the Mist.

And my third offering is from an old friend–and a very good one. Elisabeth Staab was one of my first roommates. You know, “Hey, you’re going to a con, do you want to room with my friend here, it’s cheaper, you might not kill each other, what do you think?” Well, I thought it was awesome–and we have roomed together on several occasions after that. We exchange funny texts and knitting advice (including the ever unhelpful, “Hey! Michael’s has a sale!”) and generally whenever I see her name on my phone I light up! She has taken to writing New Adult and this next one looks… mmm… the cop and the bad boy, and I love them. 

So let’s hear it for old and new friends, and good books and sharing them!!!!  I know we’re missing Kermit a little, but I still think we’ve got a lot to flail!


The Artist’s Touch
by E.J. Russell
(Art Medium #1)
Two men haunted by more than the past.
Painter Stefan Cobbe was homeless and debt-ridden after the death of his wealthy partner, but the worst loss of all was his artistic inspiration. After two years of nothing, he’s offered patronage by an eccentric gallery owner and starts to produce again, canvas after canvas. The only problem? He can’t remember painting any of them—not one single brushstroke.
Luke Morganstern’s reputation as an art-fraud investigator is in tatters. He can’t afford to turn down any job, even a lousy one for an anonymous client who sends him after an unidentified forger in a remote cabin in Oregon. When the alleged forger turns out to be Stefan, the man he never stopped loving, Luke’s professional ethics are stretched beyond the breaking point.
As the two men take tentative steps toward reconciliation, evidence begins to mount that they’re not alone in the woods. Someone—or something—is watching. Something with sinister plans for them both. To escape, Luke must overcome his suspicions and Stefan must trust Luke with his deepest fears. Otherwise they could forfeit their relationship, their sanity—and their lives.
Publisher’s note: This is a heavily revised and significantly expanded reprint of Northern Light.

Girl in the Mist

by S.T. Young
Infamous for infiltration and becoming her undercover identities, Nina Hernandez disappeared without a trace. Three years later, Naval Intelligence agent Rory O’Donnell finds her in a tortuous mental hospital. He’s unsure if it’s really Nina, or if she’s undercover and faking it. Either way, he’s pretty sure something sinister is going on…
Rory springs Nina, and together they elude their determined pursuers. He needs to get her to safety…all while keeping his hands off the beautiful, mysterious youngwoman. As he works to convince her to trust him and share her darkest secrets, he wonders if he can trust her not to betray his…
Between her mercurial changes, sexy come-ons, and her exasperating independence, a protection assignment has never been so hard. On a dangerous trek across the country as they tumble from one danger into the next, Rory finds that resisting Nina might just be his toughest task yet.
Don’t know which links you want so I did a few of the mains, and a link to Goodreads, you can just pick and choose the ones you find most suited.
Don’t Let Go

by Elisabeth Staab

Left behind by everyone he’s ever loved, Alonzo Grover lives as if there’s no future. The discovery of a letter from his deceased boyfriend breaks him out of his rut and spurs him to right an old wrong, but the local stick-in-the-mud sheriff’s lieutenant seems determined to ruin all his plans.

Lieutenant Sebastian Haas despises tangling with his small town’s most promiscuous party kid. Alonzo’s youth and recklessness drive him crazy in more ways than one… As does the uncomfortable secret they share. But when Haas’s estranged family arrives in town to throw a wedding he wants no part of, he ends up jumping into Alonzo’s car to avoid everyone.
Together, they wind up on an unexpected road trip. When they hit one setback after another, it looks like they might kill each other before they make it back home. Unless they find something better to do than fight. 

Bobby Green

by Amy Lane 

Vern Roberts couldn’t wait to turn eighteen and get the hell out of Dogpatch, California. But city living is expensive, and he’s damned desperate when Dex from Johnnies spots him bussing tables.

As “Bobby,” he’s a natural at gay porn. Soon he’s surrounded by hot guys and sex for the taking, but it’s not just his girlfriend back in Dogpatch—or her blackmailing brother—that keeps him from taking it. It’s the sweet guy who held the lights for his first solo scene, who showed him decency, kindness, and a smile.

Reg Williams likes to think he’s too stupid to realize what a shitty hand life dealt him, but Bobby knows better. What Reg lacks in family, opportunity, education, and money, he makes up for in heart. One fumbling step at a time, they connect, not just in their hearts but in their bodies, where sex that’s not on camera, casual, or meaningless, becomes the most important thing in the world.

But Reg is hampered by an inescapable family burden, and he and Bobby will never fly unless he can find a way to manage it. Can he break the painful link to his unrealized childhood and grow into the love Bobby wants to give?

Bobby Green Book Tour


SO– Crocus is coming out in April in Mass Market paperback, and that’s pretty cool! But Bonfires, the first book in the series is coming out in MMP as well–and that’s ALSO really cool. To celebrate, DSP didn’t just give me a cover for Crocus, they went back and retooled the cover for Bonfires, so they’d match. Now, on the one hand, I sort of loved the idea of the the title being written in embers, like it was on the first cover. 

But on the other hand, they’re just so damned pretty, and they match, and DID I MENTION THE PRETTY? That I don’t care.

So here you go– the new covers to celebrate the release of Crocus in April. So watch this space, hey?

0 thoughts on “Kermit Flail February, Cover Reveal, and Update on Things to Come”

  1. Christy Duke says:

    Curiosity Question???? If we bought Bonfires via DSP, will we be able to download an updated copy with the new cover?
    The covers are gorgeous!!!

  2. E.J. Russell says:

    Thank you, Amy! **smishes**

  3. Anonymous says:

    I've read all the Johnnies books and loved them. Will there be more? Or is Bobby Green the last one.

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