TODAY! Live Chat with Rhys Ford and Greg Tremblay. 4 to 6 pm PST. / 7 to 9 pm EST

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Don’t forget to join us! We have an epic event happening this Saturday (July 2nd), 4pm PDT, 7pm EDT! Join us at this link for the Live Chat.

Prizes drawn every half hour! At 4, 4:30, 5 and 5:30 PST, an entry blog post will for listeners to comment on. Each post will be “live” for half an hour then taken down. Winners will be drawn from the comments on those posts every half hour starting at 4:30. So, if you comment on the 4 pm post, you are entered to win during the 4:30 pm drawing. The last drawing will be held at 6 pm PST.

Half Hour One
Entry Post Live at 4 pm PST — 4:30 PST drawing

Brunch Winner 1
Signed paperback of their choice.
5 lbs Albanese Gummi Bears
$25 (B&N), gift certificates
$50 gift certificate (online store of choice)

Half Hour Two
Entry Post Live at 4:30 pm PST — 5:00 PST drawing

Brunch Winner 2
Vietnamese Coffee Kit
An embroidered SFPD Morgan hoodie
$100 gift certificate (online store of choice)

Half Hour Three
Entry Post Live at 5 pm PST — 5:30 PST drawing

Brunch Winner 3
Signed paperback of their choice.
Vietnamese Coffee Kit
$25 (B&N), gift certificates
$50 gift certificate (online store of choice)

Half Hour Four
Entry Post Live at 6 pm PST — 6:30 PST drawing

Brunch Winner 4
5 lbs Albanese Gummi Bears
A hand forged Neko bottle opener
Become a character in Tramps & Thieves
$100 gift certificate (online store of choice)

 

Don’t Forget! July 2nd. 4 to 6 pm PST. Live Chat with Rhys Ford and Greg Tremblay. And Prizes!

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Don’t forget to join us! We have an epic event happening this Saturday (July 2nd), 4pm PDT, 7pm EDT! Join us at this link for the Live Chat.

In celebration of my 5th anniversary with Dreamspinner Press, I will be hanging out in a live chat with Greg Tremblay. We’ll be talking about books, audiobooks, answering questions AND giving away prizes. Greg will also be reading live for the first time some of the shorts that written for the Cole McGinnis stories.

How this is going to work.
At 4, 4:30, 5 and 5:30 PST, a post will go up on my blog for listeners to comment on. Each post will be “live” for half an hour then taken down. Winners will be drawn from the comments on those posts every half hour starting at 4:30. So, if you comment on the 4 pm post, you are entered to win during the 4:30 pm drawing. The last drawing will be held at 6 pm PST.

The brunch winners will also be drawn during this time so enter BEFORE 4 pm PST on July 2nd as no other entries will be taken after that time.

The following prizes will be split among the two drawings during that hour.

Hour One
$25 (B&N), $50 and $100 gift certificates
Signed paperback from Rhys’ backlist (your choice)
An embroidered SFPD Morgan hoodie
Vietnamese Coffee Kit

Hour Two
$25 (Amazon), $50 and $100 gift certificates
Signed paperback from Rhys’ backlist (your choice).
A hand forged Neko bottle opener (A Tremblay original)
Vietnamese Coffee Kit
Become a character in Tramps & Thieves

Drop Your Questions For the Live Chat Off Here.

Enter to win a Seat At The Brunch Table with Rhys and Greg during GRL! Enter Here.

Mark your calendar and join us! Link to the event is as follows and will go live at 4 pm PST July 2nd. Hope to see you there! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OfXI_6jINs

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The Vietnamese coffee kit includes: coffee, drip filter, condensed milk and instructions. Author cannot be held responsible for coffee addiction following the use of this product.

No purchase necessary to win. Void where prohibited. Eat your veggies. Hold the door open for people. Be nice to animals. Call a friend. They miss you.

 

Curiouser and Curiouser… or Do You Have Any Questions for Rhys and Greg?

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Just a reminder, Greg Tremblay and I will be hosting a LIVE event on Google Events and Youtube on Sat JULY 2 at 4-6 PM PST / 7-9 PM EST. Prizes! Readings! Questions answered! Coffee!
The broadcast will be uploaded for viewing afterwards!
Now, we need QUESTIONS for this event! Comment on my blog post or Facebook and let us know what you’d like answered! You’ll also be able to ask questions during the event if something comes up but why wait? Get in the queue now! 😀
Event Details

Celebrate author Rhys Ford’s 5th anniversary with Dreamspinner Press, with a look back at the Cole McGinnis “Dirty” series and a sneak peek at things to come from Rhys’ Murder and Mayhem series as well as her Kai Gracen series with DSP Publications. Log on for conversation, reader questions, prize drawings, and live readings of the “Dirty” short segments by narrator Greg Tremblay.

Join Rhys Ford and Greg Tremblay for on Sat, July 2, 2016 at 4-6 PM PST / 7-9 PM EST for a live chat on Google Events and Youtube. Links to go live on chat date and time.

Celebrate Rhys Ford’s 5 YR anniversary with Dreamspinner. Live Chat: Sat, Jul 2. Special Guest: Greg Tremblay.

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Celebrate author Rhys Ford’s 5th anniversary with Dreamspinner Press, with a look back at the Cole McGinnis “Dirty” series and a sneak peek at things to come from Rhys’ Murder and Mayhem series as well as her Kai Gracen series with DSP Publications. Log on for conversation, reader questions, prize drawings, and live readings of the “Dirty” short segments by narrator Greg Tremblay.

Join Rhys Ford and Greg Tremblay for on Sat, July 2, 2016 at 4-6 PM PST / 7-9 PM EST for a live chat on Google Events and Youtube. Links to go live on chat date and time.

Google Events Page: https://plus.google.com/events/cukmkgi41n47c9d5fdndvnrg5hs

YoutubeLiveFeed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OfXI_6jINs

 

Joe Cosentino on His Latest Release, Drama Muscle (A Nicky and Noah Mystery)

WHY I WROTE THE NICKY AND NOAH MYSTERIES
Book Two: Drama Muscle, published by Lethe Press
by Joe Cosentino

Don’t you love bodybuilders? Who doesn’t? I have always been fascinated with them. The concept of eating protein every two hours, lifting weights for three hours a day, shaving every body part, spray tanning, and posing in tiny gold trunks is amazing to me. Not to mention the amazing muscles. What dedication! After watching a bodybuilding competition on television (guilty as charged), I noticed the link between bodybuilding and theatre. So I realized the second Nicky and Noah mystery would take place in the Bodybuilding Department at Treemeadow College.

If you haven’t read Drama Queen (and you should!), the Nicky and Noah mysteries are set in an Edwardian style university founded originally by a gay couple (Tree and Meadow) whose name the university bears: Treemeadow College. It is a gay cozy mystery comedy series, meaning the setting is warm and cozy, the clues and murders (and laughs) come fast and furious, there are enough plot twists and turns and a surprise ending to keep the pages turning, and at the center is a touching gay romance between Associate Professor of Directing Nicky Abbondanza (the amateur sleuth whose heart is as big as his manhood) and Assistant Professor of Acting gorgeous Noah Oliver. Along the way, Nicky and Noah fall in love, as I’ve heard the readers fall in love with them.

For most of my life I’ve read cozy mystery novels. Though full of murder and mayhem, they always made me smile, challenged my brain, and relaxed me. What could be better than a brain-teasing puzzle taking place in a comfortable environment with lots of gay people? Like an Agatha Christie novel, the mystery is the central focus with red herrings and inversions leading to a satisfying conclusion. As in an Armistead Maupin novel, the characters are wacky, surprising, and endearing.

In the first novel, it is winter, so white snow, cherry wood mantels surrounding blazing fireplaces, and hot chocolate are in abundance. In the second book, it is fall, so gorgeous leaves of amber, violet, and scarlet blanket the campus. The third book (Drama Cruise not yet published) takes us on cruise to Alaska for sights of glaciers and whales while Nicky directs a murder mystery dinner theatre show onboard ship. In each book Nicky and Noah eavesdrop, seduce, role play, and finally trap the murderer, as pandemonium, hilarity, and true love ensue for a happily ever after ending—until the next book.

Reviewers called Drama Queen “hysterically funny farce,” “Murder She Wrote meets Hart to Hart meets The Hardy Boys,” “a captivating whodunit,” and “the funniest book of the year.” Who am I to argue? In Drama Queen college theatre professors were dropping like stage curtains and amateur sleuths/college theatre professors Nicky and Noah had to use their theatre skills, including impersonating other people, to figure out whodunit. When the ebook reached #18 on the Amazon bestsellers list in its category and the paperback and audiobook (with all twenty-four roles played by Michael Gilboe) sold like tickets to Phantom of the Opera after the Tony Awards, it was time for another Nicky and Noah mystery.

In the current novel, Drama Muscle, Nicky and Noah don their gay Holmes and Watson personas again to find out who is murdering musclemen in the Physical Education Department. Since I work out every day (yet see very little results!) and am enamored of the real bodybuilders who are so big they don’t even need to iron their shirts, Drama Muscle holds a special place in my heart. In the novel Nicky is directing bodybuilding students in Treemeadow College’s annual Bodybuilding competition on campus. Bodybuilding students and faculty drop faster than barbells until Nicky figures out the identity of the murderer, as well as Noah’s secret revolving around Van Granite, one of the bodybuilding professors. Noah’s hysterically funny parents visit from Wisconsin and are drawn into the action, and Nicky and Noah reach a milestone by the end of the novel.

As a college professor/department head, I have always been aware that colleges are rife with mystery, romance, and humor. It is my joy and pleasure to share these stories with you. So take your front row seat. The curtain is going up on young bodybuilders at Treemeadow College. Lights (and weights) up! And let me know what you think at http://www.JoeCosentino.weebly.com!

Continue reading “Joe Cosentino on His Latest Release, Drama Muscle (A Nicky and Noah Mystery)”

LAST Stop in the Sloe Ride Blog Tour: Boy Meets Boy!

Blog Stop Number Nine!

Boy Meets Boy Reviews

Celebrate the release of Sloe Ride by Rhys Ford and follow Shot Glass Sin, a collection of Sinners’ vignettes

And enter to win the chance to name the stops on the band’s next tour. Winners’ choices will be featured on the back of the Absinthe of Malice tour shirt!

Every blog will have its own winner!

Shot Glass Sin Blog Tour Dates
Aug 31 The Blogger Girls (Stop 1)
Sept 1 It’s About the Book (Stop 2)
Sept 2 Love Bytes (Stop 3)
Sept 3 Prism Alliance (Stop 4)
Sept 4 The Novel Approach (Stop 5)
Sept 5 Fiction Vixen (Stop 6)
Sept 6 Sinfully Sexy (Stop 7)
Sept 7 Joyfully Jay (Stop 8)
Sept 8 Boy Meets Boy (Stop 9)

Second to the last stop on The Sloe Ride Blog Tour: Joyfully Jay!

Blog Stop Number Eight!

Joyfully Jay (swear to hamburgers I always type Jae)

Celebrate the release of Sloe Ride by Rhys Ford and follow Shot Glass Sin, a collection of Sinners’ vignettes

And enter to win the chance to name the stops on the band’s next tour. Winners’ choices will be featured on the back of the Absinthe of Malice tour shirt!

Every blog will have its own winner!

Shot Glass Sin Blog Tour Dates
Aug 31 The Blogger Girls (Stop 1)
Sept 1 It’s About the Book (Stop 2)
Sept 2 Love Bytes (Stop 3)
Sept 3 Prism Alliance (Stop 4)
Sept 4 The Novel Approach (Stop 5)
Sept 5 Fiction Vixen (Stop 6)
Sept 6 Sinfully Sexy (Stop 7)
Sept 7 Joyfully Jay (Stop 8)
Sept 8 Boy Meets Boy (http://www.boymeetsboyreviews.com)

Sloe Ride Blog Tour Stop #6: Shot Glass Sin!

Blog Stop Number Six!

Fiction Vixen

Celebrate the release of Sloe Ride by Rhys Ford and follow Shot Glass Sin, a collection of Sinners’ vignettes

And enter to win the chance to name the stops on the band’s next tour. Winners’ choices will be featured on the back of the Absinthe of Malice tour shirt!

Every blog will have its own winner!

Shot Glass Sin Blog Tour Dates
Aug 31 The Blogger Girls (Stop 1)
Sept 1 It’s About the Book (Stop 2)
Sept 2 Love Bytes (Stop 3)
Sept 3 Prism Alliance (Stop 4)
Sept 4 The Novel Approach (Stop 5)
Sept 5 Fiction Vixen (Stop 6)
Sept 6 Sinfully Sexy (http://sinfullysexybooks.blogspot.com/)
Sept 7 Joyfully Jay (http://joyfullyjay.com/)
Sept 8 Boy Meets Boy (http://www.boymeetsboyreviews.com)

Sloe Ride Blog Tour Stop: Shot Glass Sin #5

Blog Stop Number Five!

The Novel Approach!

Celebrate the release of Sloe Ride by Rhys Ford and follow Shot Glass Sin, a collection of Sinners’ vignettes

And enter to win the chance to name the stops on the band’s next tour. Winners’ choices will be featured on the back of the Absinthe of Malice tour shirt!

Every blog will have its own winner!

Shot Glass Sin Blog Tour Dates
Aug 31 The Blogger Girls (Stop 1)
Sept 1 It’s About the Book (Stop 2)
Sept 2 Love Bytes (Stop 3)
Sept 3 Prism Alliance (Stop 4)
Sept 4 The Novel Approach (Stop 5)
Sept 5 Fiction Vixen (http://fictionvixen.com/)
Sept 6 Sinfully Sexy (http://sinfullysexybooks.blogspot.com/)
Sept 7 Joyfully Jay (http://joyfullyjay.com/)
Sept 8 Boy Meets Boy (http://www.boymeetsboyreviews.com)

Sloe Ride Tour: Shot Glass Sin #4

Blog Stop Number Four!

Prism Book Alliance!

Celebrate the release of Sloe Ride by Rhys Ford and follow Shot Glass Sin, a collection of Sinners’ vignettes

And enter to win the chance to name the stops on the band’s next tour. Winners’ choices will be featured on the back of the Absinthe of Malice tour shirt!

Every blog will have its own winner!

Shot Glass Sin Blog Tour Dates
Aug 31 The Blogger Girls (Stop 1)
Sept 1 It’s About the Book (Stop 2)
Sept 2 Love Bytes (Stop 3)
Sept 3 Prism Alliance (Stop 4)
Sept 4 The Novel Approach (http://thenovelapproachreviews.com/)
Sept 5 Fiction Vixen (http://fictionvixen.com/)
Sept 6 Sinfully Sexy (http://sinfullysexybooks.blogspot.com/)
Sept 7 Joyfully Jay (http://joyfullyjay.com/)
Sept 8 Boy Meets Boy (http://www.boymeetsboyreviews.com)