First – I hope everyone had a fantabulous Easter (or Sunday).
Second – Don’t forget this is the last week Amber Quill will be around 😢 Be sure to back up your libraries, and grab whatever books you’ve been pining for!
Third – This is the over-sharing part.
So, I’ve been pretty AWOL online since just after Christmas. Without going into details (I’m sick of living it; I won’t subject you to reading it), I took a pretty hard spiral down the rabbit hole of my anxiety and depression. I had (and still have, really) nothing positive to say, and I very strongly do not want to be *that author*, the one who spends all her posts bemoaning her life. (Which isn’t to say I don’t want to know when my friends are struggling. PLEASE let me know when you need support. It’s a total double standard, I know. But I spent nearly 40 years listening to my mom gnash her teeth and wail over the hell that was her life. I can’t bear the thought of being my mother.)
To sum up – I did not die, nor was I abducted by aliens. (Bummer) I have had some contact with folks on my RL page, and got a wonderful card from Crystal Marie that came at the perfect time.
Huge thanks to those who’ve checked in on me – yes, when I go walkabout there’s usually something wrong 😕
So, I’ll be back posting soon, I hope. In the meantime, here’s Easter Eye Candy!
My Riptide book, Light a Candle came out at a rather tumultuous time in my life… Looking back, I can’t believe it’s been almost a year. Nine months – that’s a baby, y’all!
So, for me, a lot of the joy in the new release was shadowed by stuff happening in “real life”. And, as much as I love Will and Dusty (I really love Dusty… and Leo 🐽), I sort of projected some of those shadows onto the book, and forgot that… Well, I love Will and Dusty, lol. And the educator in me loved playing with Greek history (even when Joey was afraid of pedophiles popping up – heh, heh, heh.)
Well, some time has passed, and I have the distance to look at my boys and Club Deviant again, with fresh eyes. I like this book. (Is that conceited?)
But! I’m not the only one who likes it! I found out today from my awesome publisher and from my amazing friend that Light a Candle is a finalist in the National Leather Association – International’s PAULINE REAGE NOVEL AWARD.
Not only am I grouped w L.A. Witt / Lauren Gallagher and J.A. Rock, but I’m in a group w Laura Antinou. Great googly mooglies!
So, I hope you’ll check out NLA-I’s various contacts, and I *really* hope you’ll check out Light a Candle.
Congrats to all the nominees in all the categories – I’ll be reading some articles this week, I think!
To my beautiful K-Lee Klein AND her beautiful NEW RELEASE! Check out Lucky in Loveland at Amazon, and other fine retailers (like ARe) today!
And in apology…
(Thigh highs: Ain’t Just for the Wimmens!)
– who totally made my day!
🎵Three Christmas Kitties…
Two Smexy Underwear Models…🎵
(This one’s for you, Ed – girl parts since it’s your birthday!)
🎸And Another Hot Guy by a Tree!🎶