*Kermit Flail* Modest August


So folks, I’m going to have to admit it–I was so busy with RWA and my own release these last two weeks that I forgot to promote the flail. I’d feel mighty bad about that, BUT, some folks sent me stuff anyway, and that makes me feel GREAT because it means the Flail has done good things for them, and that’s something that’s important to me.
So, if you can stand a Flail that’s a little bit more about me than usual, I’ll continue to, you know, ASK FOR STUFF TO FLAIL. 
So we’ve got a modest but powerful offering today– we start with E.J. Russell’s second installment to her Fae Out of Water series, and this just sounds so delightful– I may have to read it! I love me some paranormal romance, and this is the second volume I’ve highlighted–it’s really starting to sing.
Also up we have Anne Barwell’s WWII drama, Comes a Horseman which looks taut and exciting and very intricate–again, not your usual!
As for me, well, Fish Out of Water is still on sale, and Red Fish, Dead Fish is getting some nice press–people seem to feel that Jackson got tortured a lot in this installment, but don’t tell Jackson that–he’ll be like, “Bring it the fuck ON!” Seriously– the blog tour is still going, and we’ve added an extra stop on Friday, to showcase Melinda Leigh’s interview again. (It was supposed to be showcased this last Friday, but I thought it needed more hoopla so I’ve put it someplace sooper extra special.)
I was on FB with the Dreamspinner Dreamreaders this weekend, answering a LOT of questions, actually, so if you FB with the Dreamreaders, you might want to check it out!
And that’s about all I can think about tonight–I admit, I spent a little too long at the computer with the FB takeover, and my eyes are swimming!  But I’m grateful to E.J. and Anne for remembering me, and I’m glad for everyone who’s taken a look at Fish–next month, I promise, even more flailing, and WAY more YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!!

Fae Out of Water Series

Once upon a time, there were three brothers, nobles of the Seelie Court of Faerie, who set out to seek their fortunes. The eldest—

Scratch that. Rrrrrewind.

Nowadays, when tales are told in 140 character bursts on tiny LED screens, rather than spun out by the glow of a midnight campfire, even Faerie’s elite have to get with the program.

The Kendrick brothers have traded longbow for briefcase, battle steed for Harley, and enchanted harp for electric guitar. But while they’re finding their feet in the modern world, instead of finding their fortunes, they stumble straight into love.

The Druid Next Door (Fae Out of Water #2)

by E.J. Russell

Professor Bryce MacLeod has devoted his entire life to environmentalism. But how effective can he be in saving the planet when he can’t even get his surly neighbor to separate his recycling?

Former Queen’s Enforcer Mal Kendrick doesn’t think his life could get any worse: he’s been exiled from Faerie with a cursed and useless right hand. When he’s not dodging random fae assassins in the Outer World, he’s going toe-to-toe with his tree-hugging neighbor. And when he discovers that the tree hugger is really a druid, he’s certain the gods have it in for him—after all, there’s always a catch with druids. Then he’s magically shackled to the man and expected to instruct him in Supernatural 101.

All right, now things couldn’t possibly get worse.

Until a mysterious stranger offers a drunken Mal the chance to gain back all he’s lost—for a price. After Mal accepts, he discovers the real catch: an ancient secret that will change his and Bryce’s life forever.

Ah, what the hells. Odds are they won’t survive the week anyway.

Comes a Horseman 

by Anne Barwell


Book 3, sequel to Winter Duet
France, 1944
Sometimes the most desperate struggles
take place far from the battlefield, and what happens in secret can change the
course of history.
Victory is close at hand, but freedom
remains frustratingly just beyond the grasp of German physicist Dr. Kristopher
Lehrer, Resistance fighter Michel, and the remaining members of the team sent
by the Allies—Captain Matt Bryant, Sergeant Ken Lowe, and Dr. Zhou Liang—as
they fight to keep the atomic plans from the Nazis. The team reaches France and
connects with members of Michel’s French Resistance cell in Normandy. Allied
troops are poised to liberate France, and rescue is supposedly at hand. However,
Kristopher is no longer sure the information he carries in his memory is safe
with either side.
When StandartenfĂĽhrer Holm and
his men finally catch up with their prey, the team is left with few options as
they fight to keep atomic plans from the Nazis. With a traitor in their
midst, who can they trust? Kristopher realizes he must become something he is
not in order to save the man he loves. Death is biding his time, and sacrifices
must be made for any of them to have the futures they want.

Fish Out of Water

by Amy Lane

PI Jackson Rivers grew up on the mean streets of Del Paso Heights—and he doesn’t trust cops, even though he was one. When the man he thinks of as his brother is accused of killing a police officer in an obviously doctored crime, Jackson will move heaven and earth to keep Kaden and his family safe.

Defense attorney Ellery Cramer grew up with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth, but that hasn’t stopped him from crushing on street-smart, swaggering Jackson Rivers for the past six years. But when Jackson asks for his help defending Kaden Cameron, Ellery is out of his depth—and not just with guarded, prickly Jackson. Kaden wasn’t just framed, he was framed by crooked cops, and the conspiracy goes higher than Ellery dares reach—and deep into Jackson’s troubled past.

Both men are soon enmeshed in the mystery of who killed the cop in the minimart, and engaged in a race against time to clear Kaden’s name. But when the mystery is solved and the bullets stop flying, they’ll have to deal with their personal complications… and an attraction that’s spiraled out of control.

Red Fish, Dead Fish
by Amy Lane

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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