The Devil Take Me Blog Tour Last Stop and RELEASE DAY: The Novel Approach and Jordan Castillo Price!

Join me and the other authors in the Devil Take Me anthology as we embarked on a week-ish blog tour leading up to the book’s release!  AND TODAY IS RELEASE DAY!

Today’s Stop is at…. The Novel Approach

and our featured author is:
Jordan Castillo Price

Be sure to grab yourself a copy of the anthology and strap yourself down for the wildest of rides!

Purchase Devil Take Me at: DSP Publications, Amazon and other fine bookstores.

Tour Stops are:
10-10: Jordan L Hawk at My Fiction Nook
10-11: TA Moore at It’s About the Book
10-12: Ginn Hale at Love Bytes
10-13: C.S. Poe at Joyfully Jay
10-15: Rhys Ford at Two Chicks Obsessed
10-16: Jordan Castillo Price at The Novel Approach

Devil Take Me
Temptation lurks around every corner in worlds sometimes dark, sometimes lurid. Giving in is both dangerous and satisfying, though never in the ways one expects. While these enticements offer a vast range of benefits and boons, the cost is a soul and the devil expects his due. Sometimes suave and charming or calculating and cruel, these devils have schemes and desires of their own. They can be creatures to run away from… or toward.

Join the most unique and celebrated authors of LGBT urban fantasy and paranormal fiction for a fast-paced and unpredictable ride, from a city on the other side of reality, to a world suspended in dusk, to a twisted version of the 1960s and 70s.
Meet devils in top hats and waistcoats, a defrocked motorcycle-riding priest, and a genderfluid antihero—among many more. Full of humor, romance, horror, action, intrigue, and magic, these stories have one common element….They’re one hell of a good time.

The Devil Take Me Blog Tour Fifth Stop: Two Chicks Obsessed and Rhys Ford!

Join me and the other authors in the Devil Take Me anthology as we embarked on a week-ish blog tour leading up to the book’s release!

Today’s Stop is at….

Two Chicks Obsessed

and our featured author is:
Me!

Be sure to grab yourself a copy of the anthology and strap yourself down for the wildest of rides!

Purchase Devil Take Me at: DSP Publications, Amazon and other fine bookstores.

Tour Stops are:
10-10: Jordan L Hawk at My Fiction Nook
10-11: TA Moore at It’s About the Book
10-12: Ginn Hale at Love Bytes
10-13: C.S. Poe at Joyfully Jay
10-15: Rhys Ford at Two Chicks Obsessed
10-16: Jordan Castillo Price at The Novel Approach

Devil Take Me
Temptation lurks around every corner in worlds sometimes dark, sometimes lurid. Giving in is both dangerous and satisfying, though never in the ways one expects. While these enticements offer a vast range of benefits and boons, the cost is a soul and the devil expects his due. Sometimes suave and charming or calculating and cruel, these devils have schemes and desires of their own. They can be creatures to run away from… or toward.

Join the most unique and celebrated authors of LGBT urban fantasy and paranormal fiction for a fast-paced and unpredictable ride, from a city on the other side of reality, to a world suspended in dusk, to a twisted version of the 1960s and 70s.
Meet devils in top hats and waistcoats, a defrocked motorcycle-riding priest, and a genderfluid antihero—among many more. Full of humor, romance, horror, action, intrigue, and magic, these stories have one common element….They’re one hell of a good time.

The Devil Take Me Blog Tour Fourth Stop: Joyfully Jay and C.S. Poe!

Join me and the other authors in the Devil Take Me anthology as we embarked on a week-ish blog tour leading up to the book’s release!

Today’s Stop is at….

Joyfully Jay

and our featured author is:
C.S. Poe

Be sure to grab yourself a copy of the anthology and strap yourself down for the wildest of rides!

Purchase Devil Take Me at: DSP Publications, Amazon and other fine bookstores.

Tour Stops are:
10-10: Jordan L Hawk at My Fiction Nook
10-11: TA Moore at It’s About the Book
10-12: Ginn Hale at Love Bytes
10-13: C.S. Poe at Joyfully Jay
10-15: Rhys Ford at Two Chicks Obsessed
10-16: Jordan Castillo Price at The Novel Approach

Devil Take Me
Temptation lurks around every corner in worlds sometimes dark, sometimes lurid. Giving in is both dangerous and satisfying, though never in the ways one expects. While these enticements offer a vast range of benefits and boons, the cost is a soul and the devil expects his due. Sometimes suave and charming or calculating and cruel, these devils have schemes and desires of their own. They can be creatures to run away from… or toward.

Join the most unique and celebrated authors of LGBT urban fantasy and paranormal fiction for a fast-paced and unpredictable ride, from a city on the other side of reality, to a world suspended in dusk, to a twisted version of the 1960s and 70s.
Meet devils in top hats and waistcoats, a defrocked motorcycle-riding priest, and a genderfluid antihero—among many more. Full of humor, romance, horror, action, intrigue, and magic, these stories have one common element….They’re one hell of a good time.

Gonna be at GRL… and here’s where to find me!

Two events of note… the FIRST is I’m sharing a storytellers’ panel with two fantastically gifted authors, Jordan L. Hawk and TA Moore on Friday at 11:30 in the Portsmouth IV Ballroom. We’ll be chatting about Mayhem and Monsters in Romances… probably talking about murdery things and all the stuff that goes bump in the night. We’ll be holding a raffle so be sure to grab a ticket from our lovely panel assistant! *grins*
Our second annual Hawk and Ford Reader Meetup is happening on Friday at 5:30 pm. We’ll be announcing the location once we scope out the hotel so watch this and other spaces for information. We’ll be answering questions and offering up unique Reader Meetup swag! So come by and find a seat!
Oh… and of course, drop by my Author Lounges to chat and grab swag and get any books signed at the Featured Author Signing on Saturday!

The Devil Take Me Blog Tour Third Stop: Love Bytes and Ginn Hale!

Join me and the other authors in the Devil Take Me anthology as we embarked on a week-ish blog tour leading up to the book’s release!

Today’s Stop is at….

Love Bytes

and our featured author is:
Ginn Hale

Be sure to grab yourself a copy of the anthology and strap yourself down for the wildest of rides!

Purchase Devil Take Me at: DSP Publications, Amazon and other fine bookstores.

Tour Stops are:
10-10: Jordan L Hawk at My Fiction Nook
10-11: TA Moore at It’s About the Book
10-12: Ginn Hale at Love Bytes
10-13: C.S. Poe at Joyfully Jay
10-15: Rhys Ford at Two Chicks Obsessed
10-16: Jordan Castillo Price at The Novel Approach

Devil Take Me
Temptation lurks around every corner in worlds sometimes dark, sometimes lurid. Giving in is both dangerous and satisfying, though never in the ways one expects. While these enticements offer a vast range of benefits and boons, the cost is a soul and the devil expects his due. Sometimes suave and charming or calculating and cruel, these devils have schemes and desires of their own. They can be creatures to run away from… or toward.

Join the most unique and celebrated authors of LGBT urban fantasy and paranormal fiction for a fast-paced and unpredictable ride, from a city on the other side of reality, to a world suspended in dusk, to a twisted version of the 1960s and 70s.
Meet devils in top hats and waistcoats, a defrocked motorcycle-riding priest, and a genderfluid antihero—among many more. Full of humor, romance, horror, action, intrigue, and magic, these stories have one common element….They’re one hell of a good time.

The Devil Take Me Blog Tour Second Stop: It’s About the Book and TA Moore!

Join me and the other authors in the Devil Take Me anthology as we embarked on a week-ish blog tour leading up to the book’s release!

Today’s Stop is at….

It’s About the Book

and our featured author is:
TA Moore

Be sure to grab yourself a copy of the anthology and strap yourself down for the wildest of rides!

Purchase Devil Take Me at: DSP Publications, Amazon and other fine bookstores.

Tour Stops are:
10-10: Jordan L Hawk at My Fiction Nook
10-11: TA Moore at It’s About the Book
10-12: Ginn Hale at Love Bytes
10-13: C.S. Poe at Joyfully Jay
10-15: Rhys Ford at Two Chicks Obsessed
10-16: Jordan Castillo Price at The Novel Approach

Devil Take Me
Temptation lurks around every corner in worlds sometimes dark, sometimes lurid. Giving in is both dangerous and satisfying, though never in the ways one expects. While these enticements offer a vast range of benefits and boons, the cost is a soul and the devil expects his due. Sometimes suave and charming or calculating and cruel, these devils have schemes and desires of their own. They can be creatures to run away from… or toward.

Join the most unique and celebrated authors of LGBT urban fantasy and paranormal fiction for a fast-paced and unpredictable ride, from a city on the other side of reality, to a world suspended in dusk, to a twisted version of the 1960s and 70s.
Meet devils in top hats and waistcoats, a defrocked motorcycle-riding priest, and a genderfluid antihero—among many more. Full of humor, romance, horror, action, intrigue, and magic, these stories have one common element….They’re one hell of a good time. 

The Devil Take Me Blog Tour Is On! First Stop: My Fiction Nook and Jordan L Hawk!

Join me and the other authors in the Devil Take Me anthology as we embarked on a week-ish blog tour leading up to the book’s release!

Today’s Stop is at….

My Fiction Nook

and our featured author is: Jordan L. Hawk.

Be sure to grab yourself a copy of the anthology and strap yourself down for the wildest of rides!

Purchase Devil Take Me at: DSP Publications, Amazon and other fine bookstores.

Tour Stops are:
10-10: Jordan L Hawk at My Fiction Nook
10-11: TA Moore at It’s About the Book
10-12: Ginn Hale at Love Bytes
10-13: C.S. Poe at Joyfully Jay
10-15: Rhys Ford at Two Chicks Obsessed
10-16: Jordan Castillo Price at The Novel Approach

Devil Take Me
Temptation lurks around every corner in worlds sometimes dark, sometimes lurid. Giving in is both dangerous and satisfying, though never in the ways one expects. While these enticements offer a vast range of benefits and boons, the cost is a soul and the devil expects his due. Sometimes suave and charming or calculating and cruel, these devils have schemes and desires of their own. They can be creatures to run away from… or toward.

Join the most unique and celebrated authors of LGBT urban fantasy and paranormal fiction for a fast-paced and unpredictable ride, from a city on the other side of reality, to a world suspended in dusk, to a twisted version of the 1960s and 70s.
Meet devils in top hats and waistcoats, a defrocked motorcycle-riding priest, and a genderfluid antihero—among many more. Full of humor, romance, horror, action, intrigue, and magic, these stories have one common element….They’re one hell of a good time.

 

You’d Be Pretty If You’d Only…

You’d Be Pretty If You’d Only…

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard these words.

Usually while growing up.

But still sometimes as an adult.

I grew up being told I wasn’t the pretty one. The one who’d have to settle for whomever wanted me. I would never get a top-shelf boyfriend, as it were. Not anyone worth anything. I would have to take what I got.

Sometimes the word pretty would be substituted for Cute, lowering my potential even more.

My family would talk about how smart I was to other people but at home, I was rising above my worth, acting like I was better than they were because of one thing or another. My love of books was dangerous and I can’t count the number of times I was hit because I was reading.

But I’d be worth something if only I’d tried.

I grew wary of compliments. Wary of people trying to be nice to me. Wary of affection. It was a tactic used to draw me in close. Being drawn in close meant bruises and sometimes broken bones. I have chips of bone running along the inside of my jawbone, beneath my teeth and under my skin. I didn’t know you weren’t supposed to have those. I can’t remember not having uneven chips and divots there.

My right ring finger is deformed at the first joint. I did that to myself. Writing. Writing continuously. Because you see, in hearing I would never be pretty, would have to settle, never be worth anything… I buried myself into words.

Both reading them and writing them.

Books brought me into worlds I never knew existed. I created words out of the oddities forming in my brain. I wrote about faces that looked like mine but I rarely read words that echoed my face, my experiences, my cultures.

I learned not to be worried about being pretty. It was easier to shed that expectation because I was never going to be more than cute, even if I tried my hardest. But what I could do was sculpt my own worlds out of paper and ink… which could be pretty if I tried.

I love writing pretty but that’s not my world. I grew up in violence, grit and a manufactured paradise with a bit of rot behind the stage dressing and some laughter here and there. I’ve loved and lost. And I’ve been loved by family members who were taken from me too soon. I never heard damning words from my grandfathers, not the kind of hatred-hardened rocks used to break my bones. I was told it was okay to be smart or even not be good at something. So long as I tried.

So I guess that’s really the best bit of advice I use to guide me.

Try.

Try to be a person you can be with. Try to form your own worlds or reach into someone else’s. Wear what makes you feel pretty or handsome. Be what you admire. Remember people are sometimes assholes but for the most part, they want to help you.

Just be.

And just try.

Hikianalia, Hokule’a’s sister canoe, will be in San Diego From Oct 30 to Nov 5. Watch her arrive and support her crew on her long voyage!

The Hikianalia, the sister canoe of Hokule’a, is currently making her maiden voyage down the West Coast. She is estimated to arrive in San Diego around 4:00 pm Oct 30 at the Maritime Museum in San Diego.
 
Come down in support of the crew’s long voyage.