Kermit Flail MARCH!


So OMG– this week!

I mean, got back from Daytona on Tuesday, and getting back on a plane on Wednesday and for a scant moment I thought, “You know, Amy… nobody’s that excited about Kermit Flail…”

Except folks WERE excited.

And people sent me their stuff and I didn’t have to ask and I felt GOOD because I LOVE being able to talk about other people’s books and we’ve got some GREAT STUFF here today, because, well, you’re all awesome!

L.E. Franks does not write enough!  She’s funny, she’s engaging, and if you haven’t read her book Six Days to Get Lucky yet, you’re in luck because it’s being re-released AND we get her cover reveal. And the cover’s adorable!  Jamie Samms has the delicate, lyrical prose of an angel, and her book, Wheels & Heels is going to be available from Riptide this month and that’s SO exciting, and Kim Fielding, who is grounded and funny and writes awesome grumpy heroes has not one but TWO releases, and they’re both on my blog today! WHEEEEEEEE!!!!! Add Ki Brightly to that with a book called Secret Seth– which looks adorable–and you’ve got some fun March releases that will keep you happy during the last cold month, right?  

OH! And I’ve been waiting for this book…

I’ve got a secret love of writer’s craft books, and I’ve already taken a look at Damon’s book The A-Game and was so impressed, because it was about marketing which is not my forte but he made me love it. Well, I’m WAY SUPER MORE EXCITED about this book because it’s about writing and I can’t wait to read it and when I do I’ll let you know how awesome it is– because I’ve been to most of Damon’s workshops and if this book has what I think it’s gonna, it’s gonna blow the top of your head off and THEN your socks for good measure, and I can’t wait. 

So buckle in, folks. 

The Lane Family Circus is hitting the skies and some very awesome books are hitting the shelves!

Oh– and did I mention? 

Red Fish, Dead Fish is out on audio– WHEEEEEEEE!!!!!

Six Days to Get Lucky

by LE Franks


Nick Valentine never thought love was in the cards, but after a scorching
Valentine’s Day kiss from bouncer Davis “FatBoy” Newman, he’s beginning to
think it’s possible. After four weeks of dry spell, Nick’s losing patience—it’s
time FatBoy stop acting the gentleman and just throw him over the bar or Nick
may just change his mind.

All FatBoy
wants is a shot at winning Nick’s heart. As long as meddling bosses, an Irish
hurling team and a bar riot don’t ruin his chances forever, he might just get
lucky and take the man of his dreams, home.

The Little Library

by Kim Fielding

Elliott Thompson was once a historian with a promising academic future, but his involvement in a scandal meant a lost job, public shame, and a ruined love life. He took shelter in his rural California hometown, where he teaches online classes, hoards books, and despairs of his future. 

Simon Odisho has lost a job as well—to a bullet that sidelined his career in law enforcement. While his shattered knee recovers, he rethinks his job prospects and searches for the courage to come out to his close-knit but conservative extended family.

In an attempt to manage his overflowing book collection, Elliott builds a miniature neighborhood library in his front yard. The project puts him in touch with his neighbors—for better and worse—and introduces him to handsome, charming Simon. While romance blooms quickly between them, Elliott’s not willing to live in the closet, and his best career prospects might take him far away. His books have plenty to tell him about history, but they give him no clues about a future with Simon.

A Full Plate

by Kim Fielding

Opposites come together for a spicy surprise.

Bradford “Tully” Tolliver has everything—money, a great car, a beautiful condo, and a promising career as one of Portland’s hottest young lawyers. Sure, he puts in long hours and has no social life to speak of, but who needs romance when corporations pay top dollar for his expertise? He hesitates when a colleague asks if her cousin can live with him, but the arrangement will last less than a year, and then the cousin—Sage Filling—will return to his tiny hometown.

But Sage is handsome and intriguing, and his cooking makes Tully swoon. Sage has obligations back home, though, and Tully has offers he might not refuse from a persistent—and very wealthy—ex. Since Tully and Sage each have a full plate, can they make room for a side of love?

Wheels and Heels 

by Jaime Samms 
As a teenager, Ira Bedford fled a troubled home life and people who didn’t understand his penchant for feminine things. In the city, he fell in with Cedric, who found him work as an underage stripper. It took him years to escape Cedric’s influence and try to build a life of his own.

Now, he just wants to be left alone to create his art. But Cedric’s on-going harassment means Ira had to drop out of art school, is squatting in a friend’s apartment, and is still relying on his allure as a sexy, skirt-wearing exotic dancer to pay his bills.

Then he meets Jed. Part-time bartender and the apartment building’s superintendent, Jed is just the right mix of strong, kind, and protective to pull Ira out of hiding. He also welcomes Ira into his chosen family at the Hen and Hog Pub. But Ira yearns for more. Still, he doesn’t dare to hope that Jed will want him and his questionable past, his skirts and high heels, his hang-ups, and the profession he seems unable to escape. But Jed will do anything to prove him wrong.

Buy at Riptide

Secret Seth

by Ki Brightly

Tyler Faulkner lived for his work, constructing Hollywood sets. His designs were perfect, and he  xpected equal perfection from his crew and himself. But, talented as he was, he felt trapped. A creative clash with a producer left him out of more than just a job, and Tyler decided that maybe a new beginning was exactly what he needed.

Seth Goodwin was reliable. So rock-steady that his father made him a partner in the family construction business over his older brothers. Seth’s job was simple—he took a highly skilled crew out on the road to build ridiculously expensive projects for rich clients. Their success prompted Seth and his dad to hire a new designer.

Seth wasn’t so steady around Tyler. Tyler didn’t simply draw art; he forced it into reality, elbowing his way into Seth’s work crew and life, whether he wanted him there or not. But Seth had a secret he’s been keeping for a long while, and Tyler, flamboyant and verbose, wasn’t someone who fit in a closet, unless he was looking for the perfect shoes to go with his outfit. Would Seth and Tyler be able to make it work? Or would everyone’s secrets catch up with them?


by Damon Suede

Fascinating fiction starts with characters who make readers care. This Live Wire Writer Guide presents a simple, effective technique to sharpen your hook, charge your scenes, and amplify your voice whether you’re a beginner or an expert.

Most writing manuals skirt craft questions with gimmicks and quick fixes rather than plugging directly into your story’s power source. Energize your fiction and boost your career with
~ a new characterization method that jumpstarts drafting, crafting, revision, and pitching.
~ skill-builders to intensify language, stakes, and emotion for your readers.
~ battle-tested solutions for common traps, crutches, and habits.
~ a dynamic story-planning strategy effective for plotters and pantsers.
~ ample examples and exercises to help you upgrade fiction in any genre.

Blast past overused tics and types with storycraft that busts your ruts and awes your audience. Whether you like to wing it or bring it, Verbalize offers a fresh set of user-friendly, language-based tools to populate your pages and lay the foundations of unforgettable genre fiction.

Pre-Order from Amazon 

Red Fish, Dead Fish–

Fish Out of Water: Book Two

They must work together to stop a psychopath—and save each other.

Two months ago Jackson Rivers got shot while trying to save Ellery Cramer’s life. Not only is Jackson still suffering from his wounds, the triggerman remains at large—and the body count is mounting.

Jackson and Ellery have been trying to track down Tim Owens since Jackson got out of the hospital, but Owens’s time as a member of the department makes the DA reluctant to turn over any stones. When Owens starts going after people Jackson knows, Ellery’s instincts hit red alert. Hurt in a scuffle with drug-dealing squatters and trying damned hard not to grieve for a childhood spent in hell, Jackson is weak and vulnerable when Owens strikes.

Jackson gets away, but the fallout from the encounter might kill him. It’s not doing Ellery any favors either. When a police detective is abducted—and Jackson and Ellery hold the key to finding her—Ellery finds out exactly what he’s made of. He’s not the corporate shark who believes in winning at all costs; he’s the frightened lover trying to keep the man he cares for from self-destructing in his own valor.

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