*kermit flail Monday*– August

Heh heh– can you tell I have fun with the formatting of this feature?  You should– because I really like to make everybody’s titles pop.  I know when I have a new release, it sort of consumes me.  I great about it for weeks, and every bit of feedback, good and bad, just sort of builds to that feeling of “YES! I HAVE ACCOMPLISHED SOMETHING!”  So, when my friends get pimped on my blog, I really like to make it a GOOD pimping–

And to that end?  Let’s meet our *kermit flail* contenders for August!  

First up is the lovely, ephemeral K-Lee Klein, who’s next story looks like exactly the perfect story–even if it’s not the perfect moment 😉

Let’s hear it for Never the Perfect Moment by K-Lee Klein– YAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!

Bryan Monroe has always catalogued his life in terms of moments—right moments, wrong moments, perfect moments. But when his best friend and partner on the police force, Chrys Delos, is shot in a raid gone bad, it’s one of the worst moments of Bryan’s life.
Bryan’s been secretly in love with Chrys for years, and the shooting is a wake-up call that it might be time to tell Chrys the truth. The problem is, Bryan’s never been with a man before, so in addition to worrying about Chrys’ injuries, he’s an indecisive wreck over the future.
But with the help of two unlikely matchmakers, Bryan knows it’s time to find the courage, and the perfect moment, to tell Chrys exactly how he feels…
Genres: Gay / Contemporary
Heat Level: 2
Length: Novella (26k words)
Next, we have the lovely Rowan McAlister, who is surprising us with a contemporary story this time out!  And a quirky mystery to boot.  The story itself looks amazing–and the expression of the guy on the cover makes me laugh.  

Ladies and gentlemen, put your hands together for Lost in the Outcome by Ms. Rowan McAlister– YAYAYAYAYAY!!!  
When Nathan Seward wakes up in a cheap hotel with a stranger, unable to remember the night before, unscrupulous plots and clandestine schemes are the furthest thing from his mind. True, he’s in Houston to bid on his biggest contract yet, one that will put his software development company on the map, but he’s the underdog at the table, not one of the big players. Unfortunately someone out there sees him as a threat and isn’t above drugging and blackmailing him to put him out of the running. Luckily for Nathan, the man in bed next to him couldn’t be further removed from the corporate world.

Tim Conrad is scraping the bottom of the barrel. He left college during his freshman year to take care of his dying mother, and life and lack of money prevented him going back. Now twenty-seven, his dreams are long buried, and he’s scraping by with dead-end jobs and couch surfing because he can’t afford a place of his own.

As Nathan tries to run damage control and figure out what the hell happened to him, he and Tim discover a connection neither was looking for, as well as dreams they’ve both forgotten.

This next author and I got to hang out a bit in Portland, and she’s not only a lovely person with a stunning collection of amazing shoes, but she also picked up the art of math-less crocheting and has been making lovely items for her friends.  I feel a wee bit proud of this– I think I may have enabled her yarn sickness, and it’s taken over.  

But in addition to being a talented craftswoman, Jaime also tells a lovely story, and this month’s offering is Scars on his Heartlet’s give it up for Jaime Samms–YAYAYAYAY!!!

After a disastrous five years away at college, Joe returns to his aunt’s farm and finds his childhood sweetheart Cameron eager to rekindle their relationship. Joe has a hard time confessing that he didn’t come home until now because he’s only just managed to leave Andre, his controlling boyfriend, and has a harder time renewing his submissive role in his affair with Cam. Cam thinks he has to find a way to remind Joe how to be strong. But what Cam doesn’t realize is that Joe is strong, strong enough to leave behind a life of shame—though he’s terrified his past will catch up to him. Joe must confront his ex and take back his own life, on his own terms, before he’s able to give Cam everything they both desire.
And I know, I know– you’re all probably tired of it by now, but guys…

It’s almost here.

Beneath the Stain, the book so big (I HOPE) that it had to be released in serial form, is almost ready for its first installment to be released.

I don’t have to tell you how excited I am about this release.  When Mate and I went pub crawling on Friday, it occurred to me that I felt relieved, like I had something to celebrate, but I couldn’t put my finger on it.

Then I realized that I’d finished the galley review of this story last week. My brain had been consumed so much by Mackey, it felt like the end of school or the beginning of vacation or something, and I am dying to see how you like Mackey James Sanders.

Boy, I hope you love him very much a lot.

Anyway– just the novel and paperback go on pre-sale on September 17th, but if you want the installments, you need to buy from DSP.  I know some folks with the Kindle are thinking, “Oh, but I like the auto-deliver from amazon!” but DSP does have a Kindle auto deliver button, as well as the Nook format, so it’s not a bad way to go.  Remember– the installments have extras that you won’t find in any other form, and trust me– they’re worth it.  

So here we go– Amy’s big soul-bleeding personal gamble in the story that wouldn’t leave her be.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Beneath the Stain!

In a town as small as Tyson, CA, everybody knew the four brothers with the four different fathers– and their penchant for making good music when they weren’t getting into trouble. For Mackey Sanders, playing in Outbreak Monkey with his brothers and their friends—especially Grant Adams–made Tyson bearable. But Grant has plans for getting Mackey and the Sanders boys out of Tyson, even if that means staying behind. 

Between the heartbreak of leaving Grant and the terrifying, glamorous life of rock stardom, Mackey is adrift and sinking fast. When he’s hit rock bottom, Trav Ford shows up, courtesy of their record company and a producer who wants to see what Mackey can do if he doesn’t flame out first. But cleaning up his act means coming clean about Grant, and that’s not easy to do or say. Mackey might make it with Trav’s help–but Trav’s not sure he’s going to survive falling in love with Mackey. 

Mackey James Sanders comes with a whole lot of messy, painful baggage, and law-and-order Trav doesn’t do messy or painful. And just when Trav thinks they may have mastered every demon in Mackey’s past, the biggest, baddest demon of all comes knocking. 

1. Serial Package 
•Automatically get each part with special content on your bookshelf as it is released and the digital novel upon release. Serial runs 8/29/14-10/10/14. Novel releases 10/17/14. 
•$12.99. This option only available through dreamspinnerpress.com. 

2. Serial Deluxe Package 
•Automatically get each part with special content on your bookshelf as it is released and the digital novel upon release. Serial runs 8/29/14-10/10/14. Novel releases 10/17/14. 
•Also received a signed paperback mailed to you upon novel release. 
•$24.99 +shipping. This option only available through dreamspinnerpress.com. 

3. Serial Only (7 parts) 
•Buy individual parts with special content weekly for $1.99. Serial runs 8/29/14-10/10/14

0 thoughts on “*kermit flail Monday*– August”

  1. Liz says:

    Very excited about Beneath the Stain! Will option 3 be sold via other retailers (ARe for example?) or only through Dreamspinner? It doesn't specify…

  2. Amy Lane says:

    I'm pretty sure it will be sold through other retailers BUT don't mark my words on that. That's one of those questions that every time I ask it I immediately forget the answer!

  3. Unknown says:

    Thank you so much for the shout out, Amy 🙂

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