RELEASE DAY: “Glamour Blade”, #HouseMillar book 3

Reality and perception aren’t always what they seem.

Sometimes the greatest hope is found when two hearts find their truth and their home.

Title: Glamour Blade
Author: Áine P Massie
Series:
House Millar, #3
Publisher: Encompass Ink, Teen
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal Romance
Release Date: August 18, 2015
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When Rory Ó Cuinn, a Sidhe warrior, is sent by the Sidhe Queen’s Council to reestablish the magically enhanced vampire hunters known as Guardians, he doesn’t question his mission.

Lord Lorccán is a rare vampire noble, as he only kills humans who are far more monster than not. When he meets the enigmatic vampire Mistress Anya from the House Millar, he believes he’s found an ally in creating a warrior class to police the vampires and protect the innocent—human and vampire alike.

The two goals bring Rory and Lor together, in more ways than one. But Sidhe nobles aren’t meant to love the damned and Rory fights against a rising attraction for Lor, just as Lor pushes every one of Rory’s buttons—mostly on purpose.

When they team up, using both their magics and knowledge, to save those that matter most and find possible future Guardians, their predesigned realities and perceptions change and twist. As love, hate, passion, and betrayal collide, the only question left is which emotions the pair will grasp and hold.

Excerpt

I gently squeezed the hand that still held mine. “Lorccán, could we adjourn to the study? I want to spend more time getting to know my charge and hopefully I can then figure out the strange reaction you both have had to the vampire girl.”

“I already told you, Piscín, my home is yours. The study would be fine, as long as Dec doesn’t mind.”

“No, I’m game.”

We stood and headed to the study where I had spent most of the day before.

“Oh, hey. You do realise that there’s no one here to yell at us for acting up?” Declán suddenly chirped, grinning from ear to ear at Lorccán, as they proceeded me into the study.

The growl that suddenly burst from Lorccán was frightening. All at once he turned and pounced at Declán. Dec spun with amazing speed for a human and managed to use Lor’s strength and weight against him. When they landed, Declán was on top, attempting to pin Lor’s hands to the floor.

Before I thought about it, I had silver blades in hand and surged forward to protect Declán. Dec suddenly shifted from straddling Lorccán to crouching over him protectively, his own blades suddenly appearing in hand. “Stop! Put your blades down now, Rory! Don’t make me have to fight you, please. I will if you push.”

I stopped to process Declán’s words against what I’d just witnessed. “But, he attacked you!” I countered. “Why are you protecting him?”

“He was not attacking me. Rory, he was reacting to what I’d said. Now, put your blades away. I don’t wish to fight you, but I will not allow you to harm Lor.”

Lorccán had gone still as only a vampire could, eyes wide with disbelief. “I would not attack Declán. You misunderstand. We were playing. We found out the first time we met that he without his blades, and me without my fangs and power, are actually pretty closely matched. Anya found it amusing, but his husband always becomes upset; convinced I’m either incapable of control or trying to seduce the lad. Nicholas is far too possessive and jealous for us to play or practise if he’s nearby.”

Looking back and forth between the two, Declán had not moved from his defencive stance over Lorccán yet, I tried again, “But the growl. The surprise attack. But—”

“Why would I defend him if he was attacking me?” Declán interrupted.

“I don’t know, but as you serve vampires and a House, mate with vampires, even guard them at council meetings…how would I know why you would protect a creature that was attacking you?”

Lorccán’s face crumpled at my words. He went from a look of disbelief to one of hurt in an instant, then turned away from me. Reaching up to shift himself from under Declán, he murmured barely above a whisper, “Creature? You truly believe I would try to kill Dec? I know you’ve only known me a couple of days but—” Shaking his head he stood with such swift motion, I froze.

“Declán, you are more than capable of educating your trainer in how things are for you. You do not actually need me here for this. I will speak with you later.”

“Lor,” Declán said as he grabbed Lorccán’s arm. “He doesn’t understand yet. He’ll learn to see you like we do.”

Lorccán gave a tight nod, then was gone.

Book 1: http://smarturl.it/amazon-BV
Book 2: http://smarturl.it/amazon-BM
Short story: Dinner for the Dead is part of the Hope & Love anthology: http://smarturl.it/HopeLove
Book 3: http://smarturl.it/GlamourBlade

About the Author
Áine P Massie is originally from Florida, she now lives in Wisconsin where she works on her House Millar series full time while raising four children (the term herding cats comes to mind). Her major in College was Childhood Education (specializing in ages zero to five) with a minor study in Deaf Culture/ASL. She is also a Wiccan priestess dedicated to the gods, family, and love.
Áine is a proud member of the Rom-Critters, the Romance Writers of America®, WisRWA, and Rainbow Romance Writers. Áine has always had a particular fascination with vampires, mythology, and the unusual. When she can escape from her children and books, she enjoys… oh yes, reading, playing, ritual, a good cappuccino, and working with her healing stones.
Her first published work came in high school where she was part of a writing and drama group. However, she has been reading the likes of Shakespeare and Poe since late elementary school and enjoys most forms of fiction.
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RainbowCon 2015

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Release Day: TRUTH IN LACE

Truth in Lace
by Tempeste O’Riley
Desires Entwined, #3.5
Gay, Gender fluid, Contemporary, Coming of Age
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 5, 2014 (ebook)
Length: Short / 24 pages

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Description:

When Alexander James Noble looks in the mirror, he sees a freak looking back at him. Despite his high grades and plans for culinary arts school after graduation, his parents would hate him if they really knew him.

Forced on a shopping trip with his twin sister, Lyric, and her friends, Alex eyes the girls jealously, longing to be able to dress like them—to be them. The constant struggle of being “gender fluid,” wrestling with an identity that seems to change daily, begins to wear on Alex. But all those questions and fears seem more manageable when his sister gives him his first skirt and lace panties.

Excerpt:

ALEX LOOKED around, worried someone might see him watching Lyric, his twin sister, and her girl posse as they did each other’s hair and nails. They took nearly every piece of clothing out of her closet and tried them on, swapping items between the four girls until they all were happy with how they looked.

He sat on his twin bed, glancing over the top of the book he was “reading” to check the mirror again as he looked on with envy. They were allowed to spend time together, doing girly things. He knew, however, if any of them noticed him using the bathroom mirror to look into his sister’s room, they would tattle, claiming he was being a pervert.

Ha! If only they knew. It wasn’t them he was lusting after; it was their clothing and the ease with which they interacted. Girls could be feminine or butch, and no one thought a thing about it. Or, at least his dad didn’t care. But a boy wanting to wear a dress or wishing for pretty shoes or undies? Yeah, hell no. So not okay.

He’d realized about a year ago that girls held no appeal for him, not in the same way they did for the other guys his age. No, it was the boys in his class who had his stupid cock standing up and his stomach tight and fluttery. He’d attempted to deny it, but no matter how hard he tried, girls only held his attention because of how they acted and what they wore.

“Oh,” one of the girls squealed. Candy, he thought. “Wait ’til you see what I talked my sis into buying me.” Alex looked over the top of his book in time to see her proudly holding up a pair of purple lace panties and a matching bra. The huge grin on her face was so full of glee, he wanted to hit something. He knew where that exact outfit came from, having looked at it himself under the pretext of buying something nice for Lyric.

Angry at himself for being a freak, he slammed his book closed, hopped off the bed, and grabbed his coat off the back of his door before he stomped out the bedroom, planning to go for a long walk. Maybe they’ll be gone by the time I get back, he fumed. He got as far as the front door when he heard Lyric behind him.

“Alex? Can you drive us to the mall?”

They both had licenses, but only he had a car. Another stupid double standard, but it was one of the few in his favor. He spun on his heel, intending to tell her he had somewhere he had to be, but when he saw the pleading look in her eyes, he caved. He always caved for her. He was older by all of ten minutes, but when it came to willpower, she ruled all.

He frowned, not liking the idea, but resigned to spending his evening in the stores he could only wish he was allowed to shop in. Hell, it wasn’t that he wanted to be a girl. No, he was perfectly happy with the equipment he was born with; he just sometimes felt fem and wished he could wear the clothes that expressed who he was instead of the wrapper he’d been born with.

“Yeah. I guess, but I’m not a pack mule,” Alex grumbled.

“We know,” Lyric said, and patted him on the back. “Come on, it’ll be fun. We can shop, eat greasy foods Mom would kill us for without getting in trouble, and there’s the cooking store you can browse if you want.” She offered the last part up as a tasty morsel, knowing that was his biggest weakness at the mall.

Alex loved to cook and had already applied to a couple of culinary schools for after high school, determined to have the future he wanted, not the one his dad tried to foist on him. Seriously? What in the world was that man thinking? Bad enough his father had forced him into sports when Alex was younger, determined to “make him a man” but wanting him to go into construction with him—his father was the foreman for the company he worked for—was beyond him.

Alex was almost five-nine, slender but with firm muscles, with the same light mocha skin as his sister. People did not think butch when they looked at him, not if they had eyes and a brain cell or two. He worked hard not to look too girly, though, afraid of what his father would say and do.

“Hey,” Lyric said, snapping him out of his thoughts. “Why don’t you go warm the car up, and we’ll be there in a minute?”

“Yeah. Sounds good, just don’t forget to leave a note. You know Mom and Dad will freak if you don’t.”

“Stupid rules,” she grumbled as she turned and left him standing there.

Shaking off the darker thoughts, he headed to the car. He tried to prepare himself for the annoying music and chatter that taking his sister’s friends anywhere always included.

Other Stories by Tempeste:

Designs of Desire (book 1) Simple Desires (Part of the Grand Adventures Anthology) 

   

Praise:

“I found it a beautiful tale of unhappiness changed to romance and then love with a happy ending.”

—Rainbow Book Reviews, on “Designs of Desire”

“Tempeste O’Riley clearly has designs on our attention with Designs of Desire, a story as heart breaking as it is heart warming."

—Sensual Reads, on “Designs of Desire”

“The writer did an excellent job with the charactesr, they are likable and perfect. Not perfect in the way that they have no flaws, but in a way that they grab you and complement each other.”

—Love Bytes Reviews, on “Temptations of Desire”

About the Author:

Tempeste O’Riley is an out and proud pansexual gender fluid whose best friend growing up had the courage to do what she couldn’t–defy the hate and come out. He has been her hero ever since.

Tempe is a hopeless romantic that loves strong relationships and happily-ever-afters. Though new to writing M/M, she has done many things in her life, though writing has always drawn her back–no matter what else life has thrown her way. She counts her friends, family, and Muse as her greatest blessings in life. She lives in Wisconsin with her children, reading, writing, and enjoying life.

Tempe is also a proud PAN member of Romance Writers of America®, Rainbow Romance Writers, and WisRWA. Learn more about Tempeste and her writing at http://tempesteoriley.com.

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Coming Soon: Hope & Love Anthology

Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing presents the
Release of the LGBTQ multi-authors
Hope & Love Anthology.
A CHBB – LGBTQ Charity Collection.

Crushing Hearts & Black Butterfly Publishing (CHBB) are proud to present the debut of their YA/NA collection of LGBTQ short stories and publications from multi best-selling authors in the genre. The Hope & Love Anthology will be available September 26, 2014, at Amazon.

The Hope & Love Anthology is a compelling compilation of LGBTQ stories focused on Love, Hope and Faith. Each story ends in a happy ending full of joy and peace.

Áine Massie, one of the authors, is local to the MKE-LGBT Community Center in Milwaukee. At last year’s Pride, she met several members of the center and they spoke about the services provided to youth, young adults, and seniors. An idea came to her of ways she could carry the message and help raise donations to help benefit the wonderful community. After speaking with her publisher, it is now becoming a reality.

SJ Davis, owner of Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing, was all for it. The two decided that they would put together an anthology where the stories would be appropriate for all ages, and where all the letters of the LGBTQ rainbow are welcome and shown. The publisher is providing artwork and publication at no costs. You can find Crushing Hearts & Black Butterfly Publishing at the following links: http://www.crushingheartsandblackbutterfly.com/  https://www.facebook.com/CrushingHeartsandBlackButterfly 

As it all came together, a submission call went out in search for authors interested in supporting this project, as well as the LGBTQ Community. Out of the responses, fifteen authors were chosen and accepted. Those authors, along with Áine P Massie, are:

Piper Kay
Vickie Kinnard
Adan DePiaz
Hope Ryan
Jocelyn Sanchez
B. David Spicer
M. Leanne Phoenix
Elaine White
Milla V.
Aaron Silver
Tempest O’Riley
Kameron Mitchell
Donovan Alekzander Crane
Marcus Maichle

There will be an online release day event on September 26th from 5 PM until 9 PM, sponsored and hosted by the authors who have stories in the anthology.

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. The celebration will host a grand prize, along with four hours of games, giveaways, prizes, and many other freebies. Come mingle with the authors involved in this project. To attend, click the link, then select join, and go to the event page on the 26th. Hope & Love Anthology https://www.facebook.com/events/258535541009712/

Together, CHBB and these authors have put together a unique collection of short stories from the heart. They are working hard to carry the message of hope and love throughout the world, and provide as much support as possible to this wonderful community center. All author prizes are given from them personally or through other authors, writers, and readers.

100% of all proceeds will go to the MKE-LGBT Community Center. You may also donate directly to the Center here: http://www.mkelgbt.org/donate/ 

Two foundering members, Denise Cawley and Karen Gotzler, of the MKE-LGBT Community Center, tell us that it was opened with the help of many volunteers in 1997. The community has a strong hold in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area and their reach goes far and wide. You can find out more about them at the following link. http://www.mkelgbt.org/about-us/ Or you can follow them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/MKELGBTCenter 

They have wonderful programs lined up for educational purposes, counseling, general info, with special programs put in place to provide awareness of domestic violence, bullying, and many other services. Here are some of the program and service provided, it’s impressive. http://www.mkelgbt.org/programs/ 

Please join us on Saturday, the 26th of September in our celebration of the Hope & Love Anthology.

We hope to see you there.


Áine Massie: Dinner for The Dead

Bio:  Áine P Massie is originally from Florida, she now lives in Wisconsin where she works on her House Millar series full time while raising four children (the term herding cats comes to mind). Her major in College was Childhood Education (specializing in ages zero to five) with a minor study in Deaf Culture/ASL. She is also a Wiccan priestess dedicated to the gods, family, and love. Áine is a proud member of the Rom-Critters, the Romance Writers of America®, Celtic Hearts Romance Writers, and Rainbow Romance Writers. Áine has always had a particular fascination with vampires, mythology, and the unusual. When she can escape from her children and books, she enjoys . . . oh yes, reading, playing, ritual, a good cappuccino, and working with her healing stones.
Her first published work came in high school where she was part of a writing and drama group. However, she’s been reading the likes of Shakespeare and Poe since late elementary school and enjoys most forms of fiction.

Blurb:   As the wheel turns, Mistress Anya and her loves, Nicholas and Declán, join with their family to enjoy their first real Samhain together. As they come together for the traditional ‘silent supper’ what family truly means is found. It’s not just the ancestors you have or the blood relatives, but it’s even more so the family you build. For Anya and her House, it’s a joyous evening filled wit
h love, family, and more.

Web:  http://apmassie.com/  FB: https://www.facebook.com/apmassie.author

Piper Kay: Joey’s Choice

Bio:  Piper Kay is a homegrown country girl straight from the outskirts of Houston, Texas, USA. She is a #1 International Best Selling author of LGBT Erotica, and an International Bestselling author of LGBT Erotica romance, gay romance, specifically in the male/male (m/m) erotica genre, and LGBT drama. Piper is a recent genre jumper, and has a new YA/NA story also. She is bringing her passion of storytelling straight to the pages, most times served with a super-sized sprinkle of sexy, a slice of sarcasm and a carafe of crazy.

Blurb: Seventeen year old, Joey, wakes up every morning dreading what the day ahead may have in store for him. High School sucks and so does the jerk and his pack of bullies who live to torture him. When Joey feels there is no hope left and no chance at having peace, there’s only one choice left. He’s sure the people he cares about would be better off without him anyway. Things happen for a reason, and when Luc steps in, Joey’s faced with two decisions. What will Joey’s choice be?

FB: https://www.facebook.com/piper.kay.1 piperkay80@yahoo.com Web: www.piperkayauthor.com

Elaine WhiteMy Book Boyfriend

Bio: Elaine White grew up in a small town on the east coast of Scotland. She is an author of paranormal romance, crime and MM romance. Fighting cancer in her early teens taught her that life is short and dreams should be pursued. She lives vicariously through her independent, and often hellion characters, while living comfortably at home with a pack of wolves cleverly disguised as one standard poodle. A self-professed geek, Elaine has fallen in love with the research linked with her novels. The more obscure the better. She has recently delved into reading and writing MM romance/erotica and is now a happy addict of the genre.

Blurb:  When Regan wakes up in unfamiliar surroundings, he doesn’t expect to come face to face with his ultimate book boyfriend, Falcon Roman. He believes he’s falling into a strange dream. Until someone calling himself ‘the author’ shows up and tells him otherwise. Regan has 24 hours to fulfil three tasks. If he succeeds he can return to Falcon’s ranch in his novel any time he falls asleep, if he chooses to. If he fails then he will never come back and he will never see those smoldering green eyes or those rock hard muscles again. But what happens when his ideal book boyfriend, Falcon, sends all the right signals of attraction his way? Is it possible that his fictional book boyfriend has fallen for him? And what will Regan do if that’s the case?

Web: https://www.facebook.com/elainewhite.author

Vickie Kinnard: Five Down, Three to Go

Bio:  Victoria Kinnaird is 26 years old and lives in Glasgow, Scotland. She graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 2009 with a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Journalism, Creative Writing and English Lit. Victoria has been writing since she was 15 years old. She loves rock music, and 11 of her tattoos are related to bands that she loves!  Victoria’s debut novel “The Red Sun Rises” was released in September 2013 by Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing. The groundbreaking novel, which was praised for featuring an all-male teen love triangle, became an Amazon international bestseller on release day. The couple at the heart of the story, Eren and Corbijn, were nominated for the Young Adult and Teen Reader’s Book Couple of the Year award in 2013 and were the only gay couple to be featured.  “The Red Sun Rises” was the first book in The Red Sun Rises Trilogy. The second book in the series, “The Red Sun Rises: Fire and Ash” was released in March 2014. The last book in the series, “The Red Sun Rises: Seven Letters” will be released by Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing on January 6th, 2014. It will be followed by “Fake It”, a YA rock and roll romance and the first book in Victoria’s new series “The Keswick Chronicles”.

Blurb:  There is nothing normal about Eren and Corbijn’s relationship, but then there is nothing normal about being turned into a vampire at 17, discovering you were the best spellcaster in recent memory and leading the secret society that hates you in a battle against the vampire coven that threatened to destroy them. “Five Down, Three to Go” is a new short story featuring characters Eren and Corbijn from The Red Sun Rises Series and finds the nominees for the Young Adult and Teen Readers Best Couple award enjoying a rare quiet moment in Paris. As a protest against gay marriage takes place nearby, Eren and Corbijn reflect on their relationship, their love for each other and getting married one day.

FB:  www.facebook.com/victoriakinnairdofficial  Web: www.victoriakinnaird.com

Milla V.  Something to Hold on to

Bio:  Milla V lives in North Scotland with her daughters and two cats. She writes stories for teens and new adult, often exploring gender identity and sexuality. She studied creative writing with the Open University and has released adult books exploring similar themes under the name Carmilla Voiez. She is a feminist and LGBTQ rights campaigner.

Blurb:  “Something to Hold on to” is the story of two friends. It is the story of acceptance and unconditional love between two teenage women who are discovering their sexualities.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Milla-V/151766008361857  Web http://carmillavoiez.wix.com/carmillavoiez

Adan DePiaz: A Change of Heart

Bio:  Adan DePiaz lives in Illinois and loves to read books about love, human perseverance, and loves a happy ending for the main characters. Writing wasn’t Adan’s dream but after dabbling in fan-fiction, is working on a m/m romance novel. Adan loves variety puzzles, playing cards, and guilty pleasure reality shows like Dancing With The Stars and The Voice.

B
lurb: 
The first time Brandt and Max met it was dislike at first sight. When Brandt is forced to perform community service at the LGBT center run by Max’s two moms, Max discovers there is more to the football player than he first thought. Though Max is straight, he can’t seem to keep Brandt out of his thoughts.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/AdanDePiaz

Aaron Silver:  One Last Kiss

Bio:  Aaron Silver is a gay student, living in Munich, Germany. When not studying to become a screenwriter, he runs an LGBT Review blog, several LGBT groups and is finishing his first M/M story. ‘One Last Kiss’ is his first foray into YA LGBT fiction and considering how much he loves to read in the M/M genre, it came as a surprise to him that his first published story would be lesbian fiction. However, he firmly believes that there is incredible beauty in every kind of love and that love it all of its forms should be cherished and celebrated.

Blurb:  On the worst day of her life, Sarah was almost ready to give up. Take the easy way out. Two symmetrical lights, an approaching train. One step and all would have been over. Now, she started to get control of her life back and it is because of one girl, Jen, who saved her that night. One kiss that gave her back the strength she needed, gave her hope and love and made her want to be in control again. One kiss that saved her. In a letter to Jen, she tries to explain how important that moment was to her.

https://www.facebook.com/AaronSilverAuthor

Hope Ryan: Blue Eyes

Bio:  Hope Ryan is an out and proud bisexual, wife of a loving guy and mother to three, including an amazingly brave gender fluid son. She loves to write about the tough stuff, but also wants to see her characters happy in the end. She feels strongly about showing there is hope for everyone, no matter where you come from, how you identify your gender or who you love. Hope likes to play board and card games and can often be found playing God with her Sims or running around, fighting monsters in a virtual version of Middle Earth. Her TV and movie preferences lean towards anime, sci fi and fantasy, though she’ll never turn down a good happily ever after love story, either. As long as there are explosions or action, she’s happy. She loves to read books of all kinds, though prefers stories about love in its many forms.

Blurb:  Hope is a dangerous thing for anyone living on the streets, but to a teen like Andy, it’s even worse. Andy can’t afford to hope, he can’t afford to consider something better than what he has, because the disappointment when he’s wrong would crush him. So when hunger prods him into a new soup kitchen for a meal, he meets a gorgeous teen with amazing blue eyes named Will. But Will reminds him too much of himself and when he tells Andy things can get better, Andy bolts. But he can’t seem to forget Will’s words, no matter how hard he tries to stay away. With Will’s assurances of what the shelter is like ringing in his ears, he finds himself at the door again. Despite the draw of those beautiful blue eyes, Andy isn’t sure he can risk taking a chance. If Will is wrong, Andy doesn’t know how he’ll survive it.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/hoperyanauthor hoperyanauthor@gmail.com

Tempest O’Riley:  Micah’s Medicine

Bio:  Tempeste O’Riley is an out and proud pansexual genderfluid whose best friend growing up had the courage to do what she couldn’t–defy the hate and come out. He has been her hero ever since. Though new to writing M/M, she has done many things in her life, though writing has always drawn her back–no matter what else life has thrown her way. She counts her friends, family, and Muse as her greatest blessings in life. She lives in Wisconsin with her children, reading, writing, and enjoying life. Tempe is also a proud PAN member of Romance Writers of America®, WisRWA, and Rainbow Romance Writers.

Blurb: When Micah Sands runs into his best friend, and secret crush, Perry (Pericles Mann) near the skate park, he’s torn between joy and fear. Micah knows he’s different and is terrified of both his family and his friend finding out about his sexuality. But when Perry asks for his help, he finds more than he bargained.

Web: http://tempesteoriley.com.

B. David Spicer: The Queen Dethroned

Bio:  B. David Spicer lives in Ohio, where he earned a BA in English from Ohio University. He has always been an avid reader and one day woke up and started writing fiction of his own. He writes crime fiction, science fiction and horror fiction and writes scripts for independent comic book publishers. His short fiction has appeared in several anthologies and journals throughout the country and overseas. In his meagre spare time he enjoys reading, hiking and playing board games. He owns more books than any sane person should own.

Blurb: “The Queen Dethroned” is a story about two high school girls, Ashley and Monica, who are in love. When they are caught kissing in the parking lot, the schools ‘Queen Bee’, a girl named Celine, resolves to ‘out’ them and make their lives miserable. When Celine tries to bully Ashley, she does something unexpected and “Queen Celine” finds herself dethroned.

Web: www.ominousentertainment.com, FB https://www.facebook.com/spicerwriter

Jocelyn Sanchez:   Sanctuary

Bio:  Jocelyn Sanchez is 18 years old and lives in New York. She’s been writing since she was 16, when she discovered the magic that comes with writing. She has finished writing her first book, Chasing Fate, a paranormal novel that she is now editing before looking for a publisher.  When not writing, Jocelyn loves practicing ASL, which she’s teaching herself, and reading/reviewing books. She also is obsessed with the Broadway play, The Phantom of the Opera, and the anime called, Black Butler.  Jocelyn hopes to one day be a bestselling author. Bringing joy to readers through the words she writes and the worlds she creates.

Blurb:  At the age of eighteen, Luke found out just how cruel life can be when his mother kicked him out of the house because of his sexuality. He was on the street for a few months before a friend helped him get back on his feet. Wanting t
o make a difference, he opens up, Sanctuary Art Studio. A place where you can express yourself, without the fear of judgment or ridicule. He thought he had everything…until he met Carter. Carter life is a mess. After finding the love of his life cheating on him with his cousin, Carter vows to never to love again. After all, everyone in his life have disappointed him in one way or another. But when his therapist and only friend, William, threatens to change his therapist due to him not changing and lack of improvement, he agrees to take classes at Sanctuary Art Studio. Carter vowed to never love a man again. But then again, he never met Luke. Can Carter and Luke both learn to love again?

Web: https://www.facebook.com/jocelyn.sanchez.359/about?section=bio

M. Leanne Phoenix: Breath of Life

Bio: M. LeAnne Phoenix would tell you that the worst time of her life was the two years that she attempted to take off from writing. If you asked her to explain exactly why she did such a thing, you would most likely get the mad attempt to arch an eyebrow like her dad and then a shake of the head as she told you it was unlucky to speak of such things. Suffice it to say, it will never happen again! Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas in the mid-1970’s, Ms. Phoenix was young and wild (and even free!) during the crazy wondrous decade known as the 1980’s and the even crazier but now grungy decade of the 1990’s. Music is second only to the muses that live and breathe to fill her mind with beautiful men, and music always helps them to tell their stories. She is never without her iPod or her computer no matter where she goes, although, she does like to hike and take pictures of the sky and the moon, and even the occasional shot of the sun through the branches of a tree. An avid cat lover, Ms. Phoenix has been owned by many throughout her life, though her current owner is one Lily-Rose, who really would like for her to step away from the keyboard and pay her some attention! After all, hasn’t she earned it?

Blurb:  Christian Zobal is somewhat of a jack of all trades: college student, sometimes model, a barista, and accidental lead singer of a band… all in sunny Southern California. The night before a show, he meets enigmatic Jasper Gunnarson. After the performance, and some fantastic news, Christian is viciously attacked in the parking lot… and beautiful Jasper finds him. Christian is unconscious for two days, but when he wakes, his dads help him to understand that they’re okay with whomever it is he wants to be. Christian struggles to find his purchase on life, to come to terms with what happened to him… and Jasper helps Christian remember how to breathe, how to live…

Web: http://mleannephoenix.com  FB:https://www.facebook.com/mleannephoenix/about?section=bio

Kameron Mitchell:  All The Wrong Numbers

Bio:   Kameron Mitchell lives the humble life of a broke teenager in rural Nevada. He cries a little too much during Supernatural reruns, drives a beat-up Jeep, and works as a professional banker in a financial institution located in his small hometown. He is surviving by his loving parents and his 19-going-on-9 roommates. His contribution to the Hope and Love Anthology, All The Wrong Numbers, is his first published story.

Blurb: To the naked eye, it would seem that Ivan Sheckherd will make the perfect son; finish school with honors, get his degree, find a wife, and have two-point-five kids. And if his father had his way, that’s exactly what would happen. The plan doesn’t seem as sweet once Ivan calls the suicide hotline, hoping for a little conversation, but instead finds something he didn’t know he was looking for: himself.

Marcus Maichle: Forte’

Bio: Marcus Maichle is a volunteer at the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center and sang with the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus for 4 years. He enjoys sci-fi and fantasy role playing games, especially writing and running his own adventure modules.

Blurb:  “Forte’” follows a young man learning to overcome his fears and trust in his strengths. He finds himself ‘unlucky in love’ until his fierce devotion to his friends causes his true potential to shine.

Donovan Alekzander Crane:  Camp Kennevan

Bio:  Donovan Crane grew up all over, his father being a rolling stone of sorts. A self-professed geek, Donovan loves role playing games, thinking games, reading, writing, and his family. He’s recently delved into writing M/m romance and is happily addicted to all genres he can get his hands on. He loves nothing better than a good book, a cool evening in which to enjoy it, and a nice rain storm to accent it all.

Blurb: When Scott and Shane meet at Camp Kennevan as counselors, sparks fly, but neither man is sure of the other. As the weeks pass though, they find their hearts opening and love taking root. But will their affair end when camp does, or do they have what it takes to make a camp romance, last a lifetime?

donovanacrane@gmail.com

BLOOD'S VOICE Release Day!

a House Millar novel
Áine P Massie

March 15, 2014
Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing
New Adult Paranormal Romance

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Summary of Blood’s Voice


Anya Millar had no memory of her life or an instruction manual on how to navigate the insane world of humans, biting, and reality. Instead, Anya has had to learn to navigate the world of love, life, and sanity while avoiding those that would see her dead or enslaved.

Anya must come to terms with who she is and her missing past, Nicholas must win back the object of his eternal love while dealing with new cravings in his silent heart, and Declán must learn to destroy the very creatures that he has unequivocally given his heart and blood.

This is the ongoing journey of Anya and Nicholas, human loving vampires and the human they love, Declán. What makes it all more complicated is that they are abominations in their own world and Declán is a natural born vampire hunter called a Guardian.

 

“Blood’s Voice is a dark paranormal story. The author does an excellent job of creating real and fascinating characters you can’t help but want to know more about. It was unique and an original spin on vampires. You won’t be disappointed. Clues to Anya’s lost past will keep you turning page after page to find out her secrets. Romance. Suspense. Action. Don’t miss it.” – Krystal Shannan




Book Launch: Blood Bound, a House Millar book

Today is the official launch of Blood Bound, book #2 in the House Millar vampire novel series. Its current reviews average is 4 stars on GoodReads.com.  I have a series of launch posts coming to stay tuned! I’ll link them all below.

Title: Blood Bound
Author: Áine P Massie
Publisher: Geas Publishing
Series: House Millar, #2
Release Date: February 29th 2012
Genre:
Romance, Paranormal
Pages:  392

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How many ways can a hearts true love be shared? After poisoning, near death attacks, consummated passions, and possible insanity visit Anya, Nicholas, and Declán they embark on their future. Or at least they try to. Jealousy can be a pain, in more ways than one.

Can Anya protect her lovers, find peace within herself, and lead the House Millar? With her loves and guards, Nicholas and Declán, she sets out to do just that. If only life, eternal life, were that easy.

Come take a walk with our loving family and witness the strange turns and twists as life, love, and passions collide with greed, politics, and evil.

Excerpt

Stopping, he spun around looking at me with a strange, hungry glint. The look in his eyes set me ablaze in that moment. I struggled to maintain my control. I’m even more dangerous to him now than I ever have been before . . .

“Declán, a ghrá, what’s gotten into you?”

He didn’t speak. He reached out, grabbing my wrists, and started pushing me back into the tree that was just behind us. Pressing me into it, he covered my mouth with his, kissing me as he let out a whimpering moan. His mouth was hungry, and his body eager. My skin felt like it was burning everywhere he touched.

His attack knocked me off centre, and I lost more than a bit of my restraint. His heat, his intoxicating and maddening scent pushing me further . . . The craving for him was so exquisite, so painful. His sapphire eyes blazed as his body arched towards me, crushing me. Lifting me, he greedily devoured my kisses, clutching me tighter. My legs wrapped around him automatically. His fingers twisted in my hair pulling me tight against his lips. Letting out a rapturous moan, he pulled his face back arching his neck to me. I pressed my lips to the moist skin of his throat, feeling the pulsing, the dance of life beckoning to me – enchanted and tormented by the sweet fragrances that encompassed his being. I allowed my teeth to graze his skin.

No, no, no. This is too dangerous. I have to stop. I pulled away from his luscious throat but he used the grip on my hair to stop me. I watched with a surreal fascination as he pressed some strange metal object – it looked vaguely like a curved, sharpened thimble – into the flesh of his own neck and pulled me back to his neck.

What the hell . . . Oh Gods.

With a sudden gasp, I lost control. The moment his blood touched my tongue that strange ecstasy filled me again. This elixir, intoxicating and luscious, drove me into a frenzied euphoria, my body singing in delight. It was pure rapture as all of me delighted in the gift of his existence.

It was over so soon, almost too soon, as I was able to still keep my mind restrained, thankfully. I started to pull away, nicking my tongue and teasing lightly over the wounds with my blood – no need for him to hold the wounds.

“Why did you–”

Praise for Blood Bound

Áine gave me even more reasons than ever to love her strong and charismatic cast of characters. Each stepped up their game in the newest book. I will be looking forward to the next instalment of House Millar, which I understand will not be from Anya’s point of view. Sounds interesting.  If you love a good vampire story… Blood’s Voice and Blood Bound are great choices.
~ Kristin @ Better Read Than Dead

A wonderful read. ~ Kyanara @ Kyanara’s Mad Reviews

I would definitely say this series is for young adult paranormal romance lovers. Although it’s a book about vampires, there are some surprisingly well thought out themes that play through out the book.
~ Vanessa Booke @ Boekies Book Reviews

She [Anya] claims her position as Mistress in more ways than one and she does so very well. I especially liked the “letter” at the end! Definitely got me ready for book three!
~ Christina Irelan @ Intoxicated By Books

I was pulled right into the story. This book starts right where the last one ended. I enjoyed reading more about Anya’s back-story and got to know some more characters and their back stories. I recommend this book for paranormal romance fans for its sensual scenes and titillating drama.
~ Heather Powers @ Earth’s Book Nook

About the Author

Áine P Massie is originally from Florida, she now lives in Wisconsin where she works on her House Millar series full time while raising four children (the term herding cats comes to mind). Her major in College was Childhood Education (0-5) with a minor study in Deaf Culture/ASL. She is also a Wiccan priestess dedicated to the gods, family, and love.

A lifelong reader, Áine has always had a particular fascination with vampires, mythology, and the unusual. When she can escape from her children and books, she enjoys . . . oh yes, reading, playing, ritual, a good cappuccino, and working with her healing stones.

Her first published work came in high school where she was part of a writing and drama group. But, she’s been reading the likes of Shakespeare and Poe since late elementary school and enjoys most forms of fiction. Blood’s Voice has been a long time in coming and with its publication (June 2011) Áine embarked on a new chapter in her life.

Áine P Massie is currently working on her third novel, Glamour Blade.

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Would you like to interview me or one of the characters from the House Millar series?

I’m always interested in interviews so if you have an audience that might enjoy Blood Bound, or Blood’s Voice (Book #1 of the HM series).
For interviews, quotes and other inquiries please contact me at
anya.millar@gmail.com.

Release Promoters

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Tour Stop: GP – Introduction to the House Millar

Guest Post with one of my favorite YA authors Aine P. Massie

 

 

Hello and thank you for having me as a guest on Close Encounters of the Night Kind. I appreciate the honour.

 

The “House Millar” series is a Paranormal Romance series with two current works, books three and four are started as well. The series revolves around the vampires featured in the stores and the strangeness that is their reality. It is not specifically about blood and violence, though that does make many appearances, but it about finding your place in whatever reality you exist. Even vampires and other mythical creatures have to learn and grow if they wish to survive the violent and turbulent world in which they exist.

To read the entire GP visit Close Encounters with the Night Kind

 

Tour Recap

Announcing the Print Publication of "Blood's Voice"

 Author Áine P Massie is pleased to announce the Print Release of her first novel, “Blood’s Voice.”

Jul 30, 2011 – Wisconsin author and resident, Áine P Massie, has published “Blood’s Voice,” a 129,000 word book that chronicles the new life of vampire Anya Millar and her eclectic House (family).  “Blood’s Voice” is book one of the House Millar series. 

Interested? 

To purchase visit http://www.createspace.com/3625128    

  • (for the month of August – 15% off title use coupon code – FH65FAFM)

Will be available on Amazon.com by Aug 7th. 

 

To see full Press Release visit http://prlog.org/11606806

 

 

Final Print Review

The final editors review for Blood’s Voice has been completed and with that Blood’s Voice will be available in print shortly! I will update as soon as we are print-live and let you know all the wonderful news about who all will carry Blood’s Voice.

Mistress Anya