Sinner’s Gin News

sinners_gin_smallSo, it kind of looks like a flashback, doesn’t it? Seeing Sinner’s Gin up here again?

Well, there’s a reason for this. In about two to three weeks, Sinner’s Gin will be available as an Audiobook on Dreamspinner and Audible. A little bit later, it’ll be available on Amazon and iTunes.

I’m kind of blown away by this. I was given a few narrators to choose from and found one I liked. They were all good—each had their own take on the boys but I liked who I choose. His voice seemed to lend itself to the boys and well, he could do Irish really well.

I’ll share links when it’s up. Whiskey and Wry is also being finished up so that’ll be on its heels.

So woooooot! And it’s a good way to start off 2014!

TJ and Eric Update! Dec 31 2013

TJ Writes:

Eric is doing good, having had a couple of restful days in a row, something his body sorely needs in order to begin to heal itself. I am continually surprised by his resilience to everything thrown at him. Not only is his breathing good, he responded to tests designed to detect sensation in his appendages. They are called pain tests, and the object is to have the foot or hand pull away from pressing lightly against a nerve in the finger or toes. Both hands and both feet pulled away. I get a little more hopeful each day. He’s strong, that one is.

I got to speak to him on the phone this morning. The nurse called me, saying he wanted to hear my voice. I spoke and he listened because he can’t really vocalize around the trach as of yet. I can’t wait to hear his voice again, clear of tubes and pain.

2013 did not end the way I wanted it too. I wouldn’t wish this on anyone. But rather than focus on just that, I have to remember that while it ended terribly, the first 11 1/2 months were the best of my life. Even though the last few weeks have been dark, I have found that not only is Eric the strongest man I know, I have the best of friends who have our backs no matter what. And it turns out that while I may crack, I will not be broken.

2014 is going to be tough, but you know what? Fuck it. Bring it on. I can take it.

Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go.

TJ and Eric Update

Tj Klune updated his status: “Went home yesterday and working today and will do so again tomorrow. I will go back up to Richmond on Wednesday and stay there the rest of the week and make sure that I’m there when Eric is transported to the new respiratory hospital to begin the next phase in his recovery.

The house is empty without him there, and far too quiet. It’s funny, really. I’ve survived 30 years without him and now I find myself counting down the hours until I’m back at the hospital. The nurses all seem surprised when they find out we’ve only been together fifteen months. “I thought it was so much longer,” they all said. I don’t know what it is about me and him. We’ve always been in sync with each other in a way I’ve never been with anyone else. It might be clichéd and trite, but he makes me whole and without him by my side, part of me is missing.

Ah, but enough of the maudlin speak! Every day he gets just a little bit stronger. Every day is one day closer till he gets to come home again. And every day is one that I am grateful to have because every day I put on the engagement ring I gave him and tell myself that soon enough, he’ll be able to wear it again.”

Announcing Dirty Deeds by Rhys Ford

Dirty Deeds by Rhys Ford (Book 4 in the Cole McGinnis Series)
Coming March 28, 2014 from Dreamspinner Press

Sheila Pinelli needed to be taken out.

Former cop turned private investigator Cole McGinnis never considered committing murder. But six months ago, when Jae-Min’ s blood filled his hands and death came knocking at his lover’s door,  killing Sheila Pinelli became a definite possibility.

While Sheila lurks in some hidden corner of Los Angeles, Jae and Cole share a bed, a home, and most of all, happiness. They’d survived Jae’s traditional Korean family disowning him and plan on building a new life—preferably one without the threat of Sheila’s return hanging over them.

Thanks to the Santa Monica police mistakenly releasing Sheila following a loitering arrest, Cole finally gets a lead on Sheila’s whereabouts. That is, until the trail goes crazy and he’s thrown into a tangle of drugs, exotic women, and more death. Regardless of the case going sideways, Cole is determined to find the woman he once loved as a sister and get her out of their lives once and for all.

TJ and Eric Update: Post-Op

I teared up and not just because I got Vick’s VapoRub in my eye.

From Tj Klune
Eric’s post-surgical MRI results came in. The neuro was right: he was able to remove the entire hemangioma. This is huge. As long as there is no damage to his brain stem from the surgery, he might be able to return to how he was prior to this whole mess. It will take time, but time we’ve got.