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Kristen Slater Talks About First Times

Hello everybody. First, I want to say thanks to Lex for letting me invade her blog like this. I’m here to let you know about my novella, Working It Out, which came out on Wednesday last week, give you a taster of the story and introduce a giveaway. My name’s Kristen Slater and I’m one of the newest additions to the Dreamspinner Press stable. I thought I’d pretty much done with first times, at my age, but there have been a lot of them in the past four years. First time writing fiction (apart from a story I apparently wrote … Continue Reading →


Chasing Sunrise: Come See The Light

It’s been a story over 20 years in the making, but Chasing Sunrise is finally here! Come join me for the Chasing Sunrise Blog Tour as I leave it all on the dance floor. Set in the lush world of vampires and shifters, at the core of the series, it’s one about surviving domestic violence and coming out stronger on the other side. It’s a tale of trust that had been shattered, and trust that gets slowly put back together. It’s a story that tackles the heartbreak of cruelty and manipulation, and the healing of what love truly means. Chasing … Continue Reading →


[GUEST POST] Aidee Ladnier geeks out about Automata

Automata—the first robot companions by Aidee Ladnier Thanks so much for inviting me to guest post on your blog, Lex! I hope you don’t mind if I show off a little of my love for all things geeky–especially automata. And don’t forget to sign up for my rafflecopter giveaway. I’ve got lots of cool things to share! In my new novella, The Break-In, published recently by Dreamspinner Press, roboticist Forbes Pohle creates a robot named Jeepers that looks like a black and white tuxedo cat. Granted, Jeepers has several duties around Forbes’s house, but his most important one is to … Continue Reading →

[GUEST POST] Come with Charlie Cochet to the THIRDS HQ

Hello everyone! A big thank you to the awesome Lex Chase for having me. In just two weeks, Hell & High Water, the first book in my new law-enforcement shifter series called the THIRDS, is out! As some of you may already know, this series is different from anything I’ve created so far, and it’s the closest to contemporary I’ve written, but with shifters. I’m having so much fun writing these guys. I hope you’ll love Dex and the gang as much as I do. Now, like I said. This series is different from what I’ve written. You’ll still find … Continue Reading →

[GUEST POST] L.J. LaBarthe Defines Humanity In The Divine

Thanks for having me, Lex, especially on such short notice! I thought I’d talk a little about how I envisaged the characters of the Archangel books. I write about nearly omniscient characters in these books, who are the elite force of God. If we are to believe the scripture that God created mankind in his own image, then God didn’t exclude any human being at all. It made sense to me that would be reflected in the physical form that the angels would take. Each angel is an individual and each angel enjoys certain things. For instance, Gabriel likes to … Continue Reading →

[GUEST POST] According To Tray Ellis, Pink Is Perfection

Pink is Perfect Okay, so I have to admit, when I first wrote the color scheme into How Sweetly the Whippoorwill Sings, I was doing it with a tarnished love of the color pink. It’s a gorgeous color: vibrant, uplifting, warm, flirty, playful. It is stunning when paired with many other colors. A black gown with some pink crinoline beneath just screams 80′s dance party, and a white tennis sneaker with pink trim looks so adorable. Men look delectable in those crisp pale pink long-sleeved business shirts. No, my problem with pink is what it represents, which is going too … Continue Reading →

Charlie Cochet’s Hell & High Water Cover Reveal!

Hell and High Water  (Thirds Series, Bk #1) By Charlie Cochet   Blurb:  When homicide detective Dexter J. Daley’s testimony helps send his partner away for murder, the consequences—and the media frenzy—aren’t far behind. He soon finds himself sans boyfriend, sans friends, and, after an unpleasant encounter in a parking garage after the trial, he’s lucky he doesn’t find himself sans teeth. Dex fears he’ll get transferred from the Human Police Force’s Sixth Precinct, or worse, get dismissed. Instead, his adoptive father—a sergeant at the Therian-Human Intelligence Recon Defense Squadron otherwise known as the THIRDS—pulls a few strings, and Dex … Continue Reading →

[GUEST POST] Jamie Lynn Miller heats things up with ‘Burnin’ for You’

Thanks so much, Lex, for having me here today. I’m Jamie Lynn Miller and I’d like to talk about my novel Burnin’ for You and my inspiration for writing it. My tagline says it all: “Men in uniform…and out”. Give me a cop, a fireman or a paramedic and I’ll write a story about them. I’m wildly passionate about this book because I was lucky enough to spend 14 days with my local fire department doing research, one of the most amazing experiences in my life. I was fitted for my own turnout gear and went on ride-a-longs, where I … Continue Reading →


When She Hit Me, And I Couldn’t Tell Anyone

Welcome everyone this year’s Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia. On May 17, we commemorate International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. This is a day, that someday, and I hope in my lifetime, we should never have to address every year. There will come a day where we will celebrate our differences and our loves. I keep hoping. My story this year is about something that I’m just now getting around to addressing. Or I should say, I’ve always talked about it, just not publicly like I have been in bits and pieces. Last year, I discussed my first girlfriend, and … Continue Reading →

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[Guest Post] Sarah Madison asks does the dog die?

Please help me in welcoming a woman I have found incredibly fascinating, Sarah Madison! Today, she is talking to a topic near and dear to my heart, fuzzy four-legged babies and their perils in fiction! I’m not what you’d call a tough gal. Oh sure, I’ve wrestled a python to administer a dewormer, and carried a copperhead across a river in a trash can to deposit it on the far bank where it wouldn’t threaten our campsite. I’ve faced down angry Rottweilers that have broken out of their pens and are threatening the staff. I’ve deflected the belligerent client, pulled … Continue Reading →