Monthly Archives: November 2014

TGIF!

HA HA srsly, TGIF! Although really I wish it was next Tuesday already. We are so busy the next five days it is ridiculous. Actually, I should be napping instead of posting right now, but alas, I had some editing to get done and this post to complete so here I am, posting.

First, I completed over 50K for NaNo! I’m not stopping yet, just, the writing is taking a backseat because we have family in town for Thanksgiving, the school musical is this weekend, then Grandparent’s Day and then of course Turkey Day – so yeah, I’ll be lucky if I get much past 50K but I MADE IT and that’s what counts!

I had a GREAT birthday. I will post pics of my loot at the bottom of the post…which means I need to go take them /o\ and load them into a picture thingie. BRB….

Kid got me a Frozen Elsa Adult costume, because he remembered me saying when we were in Orlando that they didn’t have any Elsa t-shirts for adults, only for little girls. He wanted me to have my very own Elsa costume – srsly how cute is that? Hubby – wonderful man that he is, got me some much needed Victoria’s Secret Bombshell perfume, FOUR Maze Runner posters (Sorry I didn’t unroll those but I can’t hold them AND take a picture – they will eventually be framed so maybe then) and also a GORGEOUS necklace.

Received numerous tweets and emails, so thank you all.

There probably won’t be a post next week, seeing as how it’s Thanksgiving 😀 But hey, maybe a review round up for both Cast the First Stone and Fixing the Hole in two weeks…along with Christmas preps!

Have a great weekend! And a great Turkey Day if you’re in the States. If not, have a great Thursday!

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Katherine

IMG_2734 – All the booty – including some Ghiradelli chocolate I bought for myself

IMG_2735 – Better picture of the perfume and the necklace.

IMG_2736 – 3 of the 4 Maze Runner bookmarks that came with my posters (the kid took one LOL)

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Happy Friday!

*waves* Hi everyone!

It’s been a whirlwind two weeks for sure! Blog tour for Fixing The Hole just ended. It was loads of fun, but wow, I’m exhausted. And I had originally planned for this to be just a short post (it still will be but now I have a topic LOL) to say have a good weekend. But then I saw Lillian Francis’ post about her October Reads.

At first I thought, hmm, she reads a LOT. But then I commented and realized I do too! So, I’m going to start posting about what I’m reading 😀 Not super long posts with reviews, not even sure I’m going to star them tbh because I kind of suck at that LOL. Plus, I really don’t want to step on any toes O___O. But just what I’m reading.

Right now? The Morganville Vampires Series by Rachel Caine. Seriously, I’m up to book 9 because I just can’t stop reading them. There are 16 books and book 16 is the final one in the series. But reading this makes me want to go back and finish her Weather Warden Series that I kind of stalled out on – mostly because of RL stuff. But now…I’m rethinking that.

Before that, I read the final three Sookie Stackhouse books. And all I will say is that I was EXTREMELY satisfied with how the series ended. And I think I might, eventually, reread the entire series someday.

I also read two freebie short m/m stories and they were free, enough said.

So that’s me and what I’m reading. What is everyone else reading? Because I only have 7 more Morganville books left…I need some suggestions 😀

Have a great weekend!

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Katherine

Fixing The Hole Blog Tour Day #9 – LAST DAY

Hi all!

And it’s here, the last stop for the Fixing the Hole blog tour! It’s been a great ride and I’m so thankful for all the people that hosted me!

I’m over at Charlie Cochet’s Purple Rose Teahouse today with an interview with Riley. Where he answers some questions from me and agrees to stick around and answer questions from YOU! He’s very chatty, go make him happy! Pester him with questions 😀

Fixing The Hole is still doing well on Amazon UK for both Gay Romance and Gay Fiction. WOO HOOOOO. Also, it’s still on the ARE bestseller list as well. Thank you!!!

And one final thank you for everyone that has supported me, hopefully I’ll be back soon with more fun things! (After I finish writing them of course ;p)

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Katherine

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Fixing The Hole Blog Tour Day #8

Hi all!

Penultimate post today – which means, tomorrow is the last day of the Fixing the Hole blog tour!

I’m over at Grace Duncan’s blog today with an interview with Steve. Where he answers some questions from me and agrees to stick around and answer questions from YOU!

Fixing The Hole is still doing well on Amazon UK for both Gay Romance and Gay Fiction. WOO HOOOOO. Also, it’s still on the ARE bestseller list as well. Thank you!!!

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Katherine

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Fixing The Hole Blog Tour Day #7

Hi all!

Two blog posts today! I LUCKED OUT! I’m over on Lillian Francis’ Blog with an interview with both Steve and Riley. Go over there and see just what sort of mischief those two can get up too and maybe even ask them a question or two!

Also, I’m over at Sean Michael’s Blog today where Sean asks me some questions…both naughty and nice. Go see my answers, you never know what I might have said ;p

Fixing The Hole is still in the Top Ten on Amazon UK for both Gay Romance and Gay Fiction. WOO HOOOOO. Also, it’s up still on the ARE bestseller list as well. Thank you!!!

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Katherine

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Fixing The Hole Blog Tour Day #6

Hi all!

Hope you all had a GREAT weekend. Just found out from fellow author Jay Northcote that Fixing The Hole has cracked the Top Ten on Amazon UK for both Gay Romance and Gay Fiction. WOO HOOOOO. Also, it’s up to 14 on the ARE bestseller list as well. Thank you!!!

Today I’m over at Chris T Kat’s blog talking about inspiration and what little things might kick a reader out of a story. Please stop by and chat, I definitely want to hear what you all have to say!

You can find the post HERE

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Katherine

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One final thing, last day to enter the drawing for a free copy of Cast The First Stone over at Stumbling Over Chaos

Guest Post: Emma Jane and Liz Powell – Authors of Otherworld

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Hi, thanks for joining me on my blog tour. My name’s Emma Jane and I’m one of the authors of Otherworld.

Archetypal English toff William “Liam” Barnes is in big trouble. He’s borrowed money from Irish gangster Davey McGrath with one simple proviso: get the prism from Matthew Luttrell – seducing him if he has to – and bring it back to him. But the prism isn’t with Matthew, and Liam makes a decision he can’t undo, meaning he’s now twenty thousand pounds in debt to a vicious gangster and has no idea where to find the prism.

That is, until he meets stoic Irishman Jim Henvey, the real owner of the prism, who has a cruel demi-goddess of a mother on the warpath for him. Liam and Jim quickly find themselves tied up in each other’s messes, and with more than just the mortal world out to get them, is there any way they can find their way out of a battle between dimensions together and still have time to figure out their feelings for each other? Or will they sink deeper into trouble?

Big thanks to Katherine for hosting me. Today, I’m going to talk about Cliona AKA Mammy. Cliona is Jim’s scary mother. She’s loosely based on the Goddesses Fand (sea goddess) and Cliodna (queen of the banshees) from Irish mythology. So she’s not exactly human. She’s charged with collecting the souls of people who have died and bringing them to the otherworld so they can pass over, but she’s not a nice person. She used to take Jim to the otherworld when he was a child and leave him there, even though he was terrified, to build up his strength. She uses Jim for her own purposes, he’s nothing but a means to an end for her. She’s cold and power obsessed.

During the course of the novel, Cliona can only leave the otherworld to collect a soul, and as the source of her power – the prism – has been taken from her, she’s trapped in Ireland and unable to come after Jim herself. She sends Mr. McGrath and his heavies instead and, through Liam, they get to Jim.

I’ve always been interested in mythology and the paranormal. I go on ghost hunts myself and have friends (and family members) who are mediums, so I’m quite inspired by that sort of thing. There will often be paranormal elements in my novels.

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Mr. Barnes raised his eyebrows. “Do go on, James. Tell me why you know better than I do.”

“It’s not important,” James said. “A long story. A long time ago.”

“James, you are in my house,” Liam’s father said wearily. “Indulge me.”

James stared at him. Why had he even brought it up? That was the thing about bottling up — it was meant to stay bottled. Nobody knew, not Marcas, not Stella, certainly not Liam. The twins, well, he had his suspicions.

“My mother, Cliona,” he began slowly, “she wasn’t well. In the head. She was… cruel without realizing it. She hurt me in a lot of ways. But I couldn’t hate her. She wasn’t to blame, it was the thing in her head, the voice on her shoulder, the–” He drew in a deep breath, surprised to find his eyes had pricked with tears. He turned away from Mr. Barnes and stared intently at an empty corner of the room. “If you want to speak to your son again, I can help you. But honestly, in my experience — it only makes things worse.”

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Otherworld is published by Torquere Press. Buy it here

You can follow Emma Jane on Twitter: @emizzy. Follow her blog: http://emmy-j.blogspot.co.uk or visit her website: ejtett.weebly.com

Also by Emma Jane:

The Queen’s Guard – a short story published in Torquere’s Men in Uniform anthology

Compulsion – a short story published in Dreamspinner’s Hot off the Press anthology

Shuttered – a novel published by Dreamspinner Press, due for release December 2014

Also by Liz Powell:

Hunted – a novel published by Manifold Press