Losing Angelo…

Sierra and I were extremely fortunate to have the stunning Angelo Riguero on the cover of our first Longfellow novel, Longfellow Seduced. We were also lucky enough to spend time with him at Ellora’s Cave’s RomantiCon – both of us last year and me, solo, the previous years. He was a warm, friendly person, incredibly approachable, and with a knack for making a woman feel desirable without being skeezy. I was horrified and heartbroken to hear that he was shot outside a bar in Dallas, while apparently trying to break up a fight. This is so wrong on so many levels. I’m almost beyond words. I’ll have something a bit more elegant in the next day or so but for now, I’ll let pictures speak for me.

Angelo and Sierra – Romanticon 2011

Angelo and Bladerunner Barbie, er, VJ.

Rest with angels, Angelo.

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WIPs, Coming Soon’s & Other Fun Stuff

So, I’m working my fanny off, since I’m doing the “full-time-author-ulcer-flare-up-laid-off” thing this summer. Some WIPs I have:

Energy Work: Contemporary, corporate shark meets crunchy granola – pampered Persian meets goofy mutt – with some reiki thrown in to shake things up.

 

    

(Not quite sure WHY the formatting’s gotten all wonky on the pic’s…)

Hyde in Plain Sight – a m/m take-off of the Jekyll & Hyde story. Some fairly hard core BDSM, which is what’s holding things up. I haven’t quite managed to separate the mechanics from the emotion (for the Hyde scenes) without crossing the line from dub-con to outright abuse. Still working on it – just two scenes left, really. No inspirational images for this one, other than the ones in my head, though.

I have an Enemies-To-Lovers/Hurt-Comfort m/m set in a concentration camp that I’d love to get hammered out for the Fall, and I’ve just finished a Christmas short that I’m hoping to see pubbed this year.

I ALSO have Birthday Licks – a prequel to Melting – coming soon at EC. Melting gave us Thomas and Ryan’s “Happily Ever After” – Birthday Licks gives us their beginning – that 21st birthday when Ryan landed in Thomas’ lap.

Sierra and I have finished (I think) the edits for the next Longfellow story – Longfellow’s Lovers – which introduces Ariana Longfellow and her two destined mates, Ky and Jaxon. HERE is the blurb. Longfellow’s Lovers will be available in e-book 9/5, and in print paired with Longfellow Seduced, at RomantiCon.

We also have two “new” reissues. (Can a reissue be new?) Binding Ben, formerly available at Phaze, and it’s loosely connected companion story, Education Nadia (formerly The Dom Next Door), are also coming soon from EC.

 

In other fun stuff, I’ll be at the Sexporium at this year’s RomantiCon, in Albequerque for GRL, and various places on the web over the next few weeks/months.

WooHoo!

So, Longfellow Seduced is out at Ellora’s Cave (get it HERE) and Cat gave it the most awesome customer review! It totally made Sierra’s Thursday, and it started my Friday on a totally high note! Thanks, Cat! (Exit VJ, the validation whore, lol).

Now back to preparations for the EDJ, a little happier than I was fifteen minutes ago! And, here’s more Angelo, just to keep the happy going!

Okay, you can’t see his face in this one, but this is last year’s RomantiCon, where he was more or less DJ for the par-tay part of the evenings. This pic, besides showing some fucking amazing muscles, reminds me a little of Magnus – love a guy who knows how to play the crowd!

THIS one’s from RomantiCon 2010. Angelo is signing the cover flat of Joey W. Hill’s Branded Sanctuary – which features him looking pretty damned glorious (fitting, as it’s a pretty damned glorious book – READ IT if you haven’t – it’s het/BDSM/hurt-comfort/friends-to-lovers/amazing). And that’s the equally glorious Joey W. Hill with him. This is another Magnus picture – autograph sighing and all.

And if I’m gonna pimp Joey, I’ll mention Rough Canvas. It was my first BDSM, my first m/m, and it literally changed my life. Seriously – one of the best books I’ve ever read, *always* on my Nook, and one of about three I go to whenever I’m jammed up. I wasn’t at all surprised to find Joey a wonderful person, not after reading Rough Canvas.

Happy Friday, Everyone!

This Time Tomorrow:

Longfellow Seduced will be available at Ellora’s Cave!

I’ve subjected (snort) you to the most gorgeous, awesome cover MANY times, so this time I’ll just subject you to a picture of Angelo and my other half, Sierra Summers:

Longfellow Seduced is straight het (hee, hee, I’m so damned PUNNY), but it’s wicked hot, has a rocker vampire with all the charisma and none of the couth of Lestat, and has a kick-ass forensic accountant who may be little, but is FIERCE! I hope you’ll enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed writing it!