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Lukos Heat

By Julie Wright of Lesser Key Studios

By Julie Wright of Lesser Key Studios

Coming October 22nd to Less Than Three Press

Najlah is on the hunt for the traitorous coward who attempted to assassinate the king and nearly killed Najlah’s brother in the process. But the hunt has taken them deep into the Shide, the treacherous, freezing mountains controlled by the mysterious Lukos, feral wolf shifters who do not tolerate trespassers.

 When the Lukos come upon them, Najlah is reluctantly intrigued. The Lukos, especially the one called Barkus, are nothing like the soft humans he spends most of his time around. They thrive in the brutal cold the way he thrives in volcanic fire. For the first time, it feels like Najlah may have found someone who can equal the fierceness of dragons, and see them as more than demons.

 But if he hopes to explore the bond forming with the Lukos, he must first survive the enemy—and the Shide.

This was originally published in Dracones. LT3 has since re-edited it, and I’ve expanded it by about 6,000 words (and promised my editor and roommate I would write a sequel, cause I’m not allowed to do one shots for anything? Life full of suffering :3)

It’ll go up on LT3 and GR in a couple of weeks, but I’m really excited about the cover and wanted to show it off ^__^

Hope everybody has a good week!

Meg

Looking for More

 

 

Looking for More

 

Looking for More is finally ready for release!

Milo has a pretty good life: nice house, decent job, plenty of time to devote to the movies and games he loves. He also has a hot neighbor, Lewis, who frequently comes by to drag Milo out of his house. If Milo wishes they were more than neighbors, well, he’s working on it.

Then Lewis asks Milo for advice on how to catch the notice of a geek—a man that is everything Milo is not, a man who turns his life into a living hell and makes it painfully clear that Lewis will never see him as anything but the nerd across the street.

You can buy it here in my handy little shop that Sasha made for me, or at all the usual suspects around the internet: Amazon, ARe, Smashwords and the rest are in progress.

Much love to Samantha for helping me with the gamer lingo, and to Sasha for doing all the technical work that is beyond me. I am really not good for much except the writing bit ^^

I hope peeps enjoy! <3

Everybody have a wonderful week! ^__^

My brain is a sieve

Cause I never remember to do things like promo at all, I swear.  I always want to do guest posts places but 1) I am shockingly shy about asking. I always feel like I’m being presumptuous or a bother. It’s dumb, I know, but the feeling persists. But mostly 2) I get so wrapped up in work and all, I just forget to ask in time to be able to do it. I am going to try for With Pridesince I am really proud of my Princes of the Blood and it seems to be doing well.

There is a blog post coming on my blog this week for Of Last Resort. Right now it’s about six paragraphs of rambling. Which this will turn into if I don’t stop ;3

cometome

 

Come to Me is, obviously, a short little follow up to Black Magic. Much love to those who have already read it. As I’ve said before, it really was meant to be just a short smutty bit. But some characters are more inclined toward that than others. Sorin and Koray mostly like just like being dumb (now, my dragons from Dance verse. That group has always been inclined toward smut. Like, I don’t even have to work hard to make them strip down).

The official link for Come to Me, and of course it’s at all the usual suspects.

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Suitable Replacement

Since I already have a post specifically for OLR, I will not add that here, but I will add that for serial peeps, A Suitable Replacement starts this coming week. It’s been a long time since I’ve done anything in Deceived verse. This particular story ties to none of them. It was an aggravating story to write, at points, because I meant for it to be a short, cute thing where they sort of fumble stupidly around town for a little while. But it kept going, and in unplanned directions. But I don’t think my editor hated (it was hard to tell, she kept yelling :3 :3 :3) so I hope peeps enjoy ^___^

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trrimage

I am joining in this to give away a copy of … um … The Engineered Throne or Of Last Resort. I don’t remember which. Fail, self /o\

Anyway, there seems to be a lot of other shiny authors involved. I always feel weird doing stuff like this. Again, because I feel like i’m intruding (I think there’s a name for this, Sasha was telling me about it one day). Plus, fantasy is such a small section of Romance, so I feel weird next to all the contemporary books and such. I’m aware 99.9% of this is in my head, but that never really helps.

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In writing news, I am as usual trying to work myself to death. I started out this year with a manageable to do list and now it’s exploded and I kind of just lay on the floor and whimper. But long time readers of our Fairytales Slashed serial will be seeing a new fairytale from me in a few months, working title The Raven and the Sorcerer. Going to do something I don’t think I’ve done before. Also in fairytale news, The Broken Forest has been officially handed over to Samantha for editing. Once I have a release date for that (and Pack, Lukos Heat, and Looking for More) I will let you know them. I am fond of Broken Forest, it’s cute and fun and the kind of fluffy stuff I have not gotten to write in a while. Speaking of Lukos Heat, that has been revised and about six thousand words added. I think those dragons may be some of my best work.

And for those that liked Backwoods Asylum, I am writing another story in that verse. It’s actually a charity story, meant to be about 10k, but the prompt is for something that will take more than that to do well (twincest and threesome). It’s about twin rabbit shifters and a duck shifter, and because I’m 5 the working title is Rabbit Season.

I am also working on more Wriggle & Sparkle and of course slowly picking away at The High King’s Golden Tongue, which when done will be somewhere in the 80-100k range. Clan Mordred is still in there as well, and a second charity story I really need to get to, and that person requested I do one of a few ideas she had for Engineered Throne. 

Busy busy busy.

I also have some recs, hopefully will manage to finally get those up this coming Friday.

Before I forget again, wanted to extend all of the warm and fuzzy thank yous to those who have been enjoying the audiobooks. I have gotten many emails and comments, I’m so very happy to hear that people are enjoying them. I forward compliments on the voice acting to Red Planet, since I’m sure they like hearing them too, and seriously, those guys kill it ^__^ If you have seen them, in audition to mine, there are three other audibooks out now for Saving Liam, Finding the Wolf, and Dragon Slayer. Check them out!

Now it’s time for more coffee and back to transcribing. I hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

<3 <3 <3

Travel and a WIP

Tomorrow at Why the Fuck Am I Awake ‘Clock I am headed up to New York for bridal shower type stuff. Sasha’s sister is getting married, and I am required to attend a tea party, a river tour, and a brewery. Guess which one is my favorite.

That means I will be out of touch all of Tuesday, except by twitter or text. But I will get back to people as quickly as I can. Should be relatively stable come Wednesday, but Friday we’re driving to Albany for the actual wedding stuff (the early part of the week we’re going to see Sasha’s parents since she hasn’t seen them in a bit) so I probably will not be around much over the weekend.

Next Monday we drive back, but then we’ll be busy Tuesday with unpacking and the update etc, and Wednesday we are going to Raleigh for a concert and probably will not be around until late Thursday.

And the week after that we head down to Georgia for Authors After Dark.

I cannot stress enough that we’re probably going to be sporadic at best for the first half of August. We will do our best, LT3 strives to be there for authors, readers, and everyone else with whom we work, but we may be slower to reply/react than usual. Please bear with us.

In the mean time, I am writing where I’m able. Sadly I will probably not make the Proud to be a Vampire collection, but that story will come out later. Between working on harder stuff, I am picking away at this story, if you want to read an excerpt. It’s set in the same verse as Impractical, though none of those characters appear.

If you missed my blog tour for Dance Only for Me, you can check out all the stops here:

 

And I think that’s all I’ve got. Off to see what else I can knock off my to do list before I must cave and do laundry/packing ^__^ Everyone have a good week! <3

The Remedies are here :3

It’s always kind of weird (and a lot lame) when I get so wrapped up in the story I’m writing that I forget about the story releasing, even though I was just talking about it last week.

But I have never claimed to be anything but weird.

So our stories are out ^__^ And I have already babbled about them incessantly so I shall not harass everyone again. For those who read, I hope you enjoy! I am really fond of Jordan, he’s so cute and fun to write. Sasha has done a couple of posts about the books here and here, and I need to write one today (I was a failure and forgot about the one I should have done Tuesday, it’s a wonder the various review sites put up with me anymore).

We are going to RM today to fetch Samantha and Kathrin for an awesome extended weekend 😀 Tattoos round one (Sam and Brandie) is this Friday, and Sasha and I are next week.

I spent all of yesterday reading through the story that has been hating me and I think I finally have at least a majority of it sorted. If I can find the time, I can crack down on the effing thing. Writing is not normally so argh for me, but I’m so busy with other things the focus is not there.

Peeps are still enjoy my serials, which makes me happy, even if ‘enjoy’ here means ‘calling me a jerk’ :3 :3 :3  Readers seem to forget (and some I guess would not know) that I have been a serial-style writer since I started writing. It’s my game and I play it well, cackling evilly throughout.

For the non-masochists in the audience, Dance Only for Me comes out next month ^__^

Now to go get dressed and clean up the house a bit, and then see if I can’t write that long overdue blog post for tomorrow ^^;;

Ya’ll take care! <3 <3 <3

Books, Cons, Tattoos, and Writing

First up, next week is a double release!

Sasha and I have stupid amounts of fun writing stories in this verse. I think I have approx 500 paranormal verses and I would gladly add another. I love modern paranormal stuff as much as I love straight up fantasy, and short silly stories like this are a nice break from the more complicated verses like Dance :3

Both books are up for pre-order right now, 15% off until next week ^__^ They make me want to go to the beach, but I do not think we’ll be able to do that any time soon because …

Tattoos! I am finally going to start work on one of my sleeves :3 This will be the left arm, and the long-term goal is to cover it in abstract butterflies.  That will be a nod to Butterfly verse, obviously. My chest already has the Scarlet crest from Prisoner (eventually it’ll have arcen blossoms too) and one day my right arm will have the runes from Dance verse :3 I am excited to start the butterflies 😀

LT3 is getting to be  busier and busier on the matter of cons. We had started out this year with plans for GRL & Yaoi-Con. But both of those fell through, so we joined Authors After Dark at the last minute. Now we have AAD is August, the Gay Romance NW Meet-up, and next year we will also have RainbowCon, Yaoi Con, and will be working to add Ahn! Con and ConnetiCon as well, and that’s just for starters.

I am attempting NOT to freak out about panels. I’m not a public speaker, and I’ve certainly never spoken in such an official capacity before. But if you want to see me stumble and fumble my way through it, I’ll be doing a panel at GRNW and a few more at RainbowCon.

In addition to the cons, Sasha and I are going to see Neil Gaiman in a couple of weeks, all of LT3 is going to an MB20/Goo Goo Dolls concert in August, and Sasha has dragged me into the black depths of wedding preparation for her sister. The wedding is the day before my birthday, Sasha is mollifying me by promising a trip to Niagra Falls (this is another long running joke between us. the rumor mills of the world have long decided we are married, so whenever we go to NY I make honeymoon cracks whenever I see the Niagra Falls signs. I think we’re actually going in August, when we go up for some bridal thing or another).

Weirdly, July is pretty quiet, which is good, because that is when this comes out:

And I am very excited. This book kept stumping me for a loooong time, until I finally figured out the love interest. Once he stopped being a mystery, the whole story came together nicely.

I am doing a blog tour thing for it, so as I’ve said in a couple of places (I apologize for being repetitive) if there was ever anything about Dance-verse you wanted me to talk about, let me know and I shall do my very best. I’ve had one request for the devices and gadgets etc that are used, and I may pull out my ridiculous spreadsheet for all to see, but past that I have no firm plans :3

And for the serial crowd, Dance Only for Me will be replaced by one of the fantasy stories that has been eating my brain lately.

It’s actually one of two stories in this verse, the second is supposed to be part of LT3’s Proud to be a Vampire Collection:

They’re independent, you don’t have to read one to read the other. The world building for these stories has been ridiculous, even for me. My brain lately has felt decidedly overcooked. But after I finish this post, it’s time to really and truly get cracking again. Lots to transcribe, and even more to write.

Interestingly, With Pride takes place three years before Of Last Resort. If I’m not completely fucking sick of this world by the time these two are done, I think I know what story is next, and it takes places several years before the other two. We shall see.

And I could ramble on forever, but I think you’ve put up with enough from me for one day. Ya’ll take care! Have a good rest of the week and a fantastic weekend ^_^

audiobooks

So here’s a question for you, peeps.

If I were to finally get around to audiobooks, which of my books would you like to see first? Gimme your top three :3

This Week

I am babbling all over the place! I know the idea of me babbling all over the internet is a shocking idea, but I have dragons and snakes and wolves to show off :3

Dracones came out this past Friday, and Backwoods Asylum comes out Wednesday.

Monday:

Caitlin Ricci has generously allowed me to guest blog at her place, I am babbling about what weird means to me when it comes to writing :3

Darien of Pants Off Review kicks of my Backwoods Asylum tour, where I admit how I scheduled the whole tour by accident :3

Tuesday:

Reprieve!

Wednesday:

The Babes in Boyland are putting up with my rambling about the animals I chose for Backwoods, and other creatures skulking around NC

Thursday:

Another double whammy! Darien is putting up with me again to ramble for Dracones, about the first dragon I ever wrote years ago in a college creative writing class.

And World of Diversity Fiction wraps up my Backwoods tour with a post about cooking ^__^

If you want to follow the whole of the Dracones tour, my fellow authors in the anthology will be visiting these places:

Sunday – Lor Rose at Babes in Boyland
Monday – D.K. Jernigan at Live Your Life, Buy the Book
Tuesday – Avery Vanderlyle at World of Diversity Fiction
Wednesday – Tam Ames at Joyfully Jay
Friday – E.E. Ottoman at The Armchair Reader
Saturday – E.R. Karr at The Novel Approach

And my giveaway at Stumbling Over Chaos is still going strong!

Everybody have a good week! ^__^

Giveaways and Such

Today is Samantha’s birthday! You can get 30% off anything in the store until midnight, just use code SamBDay.

Dracones comes out tomorrow! ^___^ If you’d like a chance to win a copy, visit my post here.

Stumbling Over Chaos is doing a giveaway of Backwoods Asylum here, many thanks! And I will give away more copies next week, when I visit Pants Off, the Babes in Boyland, and World of Diversity Fiction.

Went to see Into Darkness last night, did not get home ’til three, did not actually go to bed ’til five, so I am waking up very late and have a lot of shit to start catching up on ^^; First task! Finish my tentacle story for SMP. I only have the porn left :3 Weirdly, I actually have two unfinished tentacle stories. May try to see if I can find time to finish the second one somewhere.

Of course, I also have to come up with 5,00,000 blog posts x_x So off to work I go, everybody have a good day!

All of the books x_x

So when I started out this year, I had a few books planned, but not many. I’m just too busy to write as much as I used to, though with Sasha and Sam going LT3 full time that will probably change.

Somehow, I have managed with a crazy number of release anyway. I’m not sure how. It’s no wonder I’m so fucking tired.

May: Dracones and Backwoods Asylum

June: Herbal Remedy (which goes with Sasha’s Beach Remedy)

July: Dance Only for Me

October: With Pride and The Engineered Throne

Serial wise, I am working on Of Last Resort (which is the same verse, set three years later, as With Pride).

SMP has kindly given me an extension so I can still give them a tentacle story I promised I would write, which I am going to focus on today. Where I have time between all my other stories, I am picking away at a mecha story.

And somewhere in this mess, I would still like to tackle a number of other stories I wanted to do this year, and as ever LT3’s submission calls are very shiny and distracting. Check them out if you have not, the newest ones are Won’t Back Down and Satisfaction Guaranteed 😀

Now it’s time for caffeine and tentacles. Ya’ll take care :3