Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Super Couple Rockers of Black Hurricane

Today is the day you can play Hangman at The Romance Reviews's Fall Into Love event. I believe my question will be up again during September, so you should be able to answer it a few times to get points for the fun cover matching game. There will only be one question to answer, though, and that is:

What super couple name has the media given the two main characters of Black Hurricane?

Really, you're not supposed to know the answer when you play Hangman, - that's the whole fun of Hangman - but if you need a clue, you can find the answer in this excerpt:


The sun beams down on the black car that stops outside my door at noon two days later. Ally rolls down the window and tells me to hop in. Dean’s not in the car and for a moment I worry that Ally might be working on some scheme concocted by Lee to get rid of me. Crazier things have happened.
“We’ll meet up with Dean later,” she explains as she shifts the car in gear. “Need to ditch the paparazzi first. Buckle up.”
I fasten the seat belt as soon as she starts driving. Christ. Maybe this is a plot to kill me after all. I close my eyes while she zooms between lanes to give photographers a run for their money.
The paparazzi have been hounding my place ever since that YouTube video and tripled in numbers after the concert. They’re part of the reason why I've been hanging out in my loft so much these days. They've even started bugging my friends. Eric came by late last night and shoved a glossy magazine in my face with a picture of him in some awkward position while getting out of Alex’s car with his arms full of take-out. His name was even mentioned, as was his Glitter Guys Magazine. They dug it up, somehow, ’cause I know Eric didn't tell them. Knowing him, he would have posed if he’d known they were snapping pictures.
“I take it we’re not going to the house?” I say to Ally. With a gasp, I grab the handlebar to keep myself steady as she takes a sharp turn.
“Nope, he has something else planned,” she says and grins at me.
“Eyes on the road, please!”
Ally laughs and turns back to the road. “It’s so cool you guys are together. Talk about a hot couple. We've been trying to come up with a super-couple name for you, but it’s not easy since you both have short names. Dazz, maybe? McJazz? JazzQueen? Jazdean?”
“JazzQueen and Jazdean?” I scoff. “Makes us sound like girls.”
Ally snickers. “The media’s sort of already decided on Jazdean. Probably a gibe because you guys are gay. Dean didn't sound too happy about it, so us groupies have been thinking Dazz. Much cooler, right?”
“Still sounds gay. Dazz for ‘Dazzle’? But whatever, it’s way too early for a super-couple name. Technically, we've only been together for two days,” I mutter while I check the mirror for any chasers.
“Not according to the media.”
She zooms past Chinatown and through South Boston. Even though there’s no sign of the paparazzi she keeps driving like a maniac, taking extra ramps only to get back on the road southward. Damn lucky there are no cops around. By the time she stops in an empty parking lot in Dorchester, it feels like my heart got left behind somewhere on Columbia Road where she dove between two trucks.
An old rust bucket of a pickup with tinted windows and peeling red paint sidles up next to us.
“He’s in there?” I point at the vehicle that seems like it’s about to run on its last mile. I don’t want to believe that Ally’s in on Lee’s evil plot, but why would Dean drive a truck like that with all the money he’s got? This looks more like something within Lee’s budget.
“Yeah.” She gives me a small finger wave. “See you at the party tonight?”
“Party?”
“Well, it’s more like a get-together. Maxime thought it would be a good idea to throw one, since there are still ten days until the next concert. You know, let loose a little. But Yin didn't want a bunch of people passed out around the house, so they’re only inviting a few. I think Yin’s already called all your buddies. There’ll only be a couple of other people.”
“Right…” I take another look at the beat-up truck.
“Well, go on. He’s been planning this since yesterday. I've been following the band for a whole year now and I've never seen him this excited about anyone. So romantic.”
“Right,” I repeat a little softer. My heart finally catches up with us at her words.

Taking a deep breath, I open the door and close it with a resounding snap. It only takes three steps for me to reach the handle of the junkyard truck. Who will I find behind the steering wheel? Lee with a gun or Dean with long stemmed roses?

Black Hurricane is available from most online retailers, including: MLR Press, All Romance eBooks, Amazon, Barnes&Noble, and Kobo

Monday, September 8, 2014

Black Hurricane Blog Tour (5): $50 Amazon GC and Three Signed Paperbacks.


Today I'm stopping over at Decadent Delights to share a post about my favorite genre. As always, stop by and take part in the Rafflecopter for a chance to win the VIP pack. You can visit the past stops as well to increase your chances.

VIP pack: A $50 Amazon gift card, a signed paperback of A Life Without You (novel), Hot Hands (novelette), and The Walls Have Ears (short novella) for one (international) winner.


The other tour stops:

August 18: Full Moon Dreaming
August 25: MM Good Book Reviews - Hearts on Fire (Two stops)
Sept 1: Velvet Panic - Fallen Angel Reviews - Havan Fellows (Three stops)
Sept 15: Up All Night, Read All Day - Love Bytes (Two stops)
Oct 6: It’s Raining Men - Michael Mandrake (Two stops)
Oct 13: Cate Ashwood
Oct 27: The Hat Party - Dawn's Reading Nook (Two stops)
Nov 3: Tara Lain
Nov 10: My Fiction Nook
Nov 17: Emotion in Motion - Kimi-Chan (Two stops)
Nov 24: Amanda C. Stone

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

GRL Blog Tour Giveaway


Hi guys,

It's time for my third GRL blog tour stop. This time it's at the lovely Blogger Girls where I talk about invading groups of readers and authors. 

There's also a giveaway.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Black Hurricane Blog Tour (4): $50 Amazon GC and Three Signed Paperbacks.


Today is the fourth day of my Black Hurricane tour and there are three stops today: 

I'm talking about about my writing habits on Velvet Panic.

On Fallen Angels Reviews I'm talking about my favorite scene in the book, how I came up with the theme in the book, and what I'm working on next.

Perhaps the most interesting post is on Havan's Heavenly Haven where I'm answering the question: Why did Eric do a complete 180 from book one to book two. 

As always, you can increase your chances at the grand prize by going to all these places (and past places as well) and doing the Rafflecopter. The grand prize is a $50 Amazon gift card, a signed paperback of A Life Without You (novel), Hot Hands (novelette), and The Walls Have Ears (short novella) for one (international) winner.


Boston Boys blurb:

Twenty-three year old Jasper Jones fell in love with Dean McQueen at fourteen, but after a disastrous relationship, Jazz would like nothing better than to see the rock star choke on his own vomit.

After a catastrophic reunion, Dean seems bent on destroying Jazz’s life. It all started when an impromptu bar performance ended up on YouTube and Jazz became an internet sensation overnight. The name “Jazdean” keeps popping up in headlines and the paparazzi stalk his every move. To make matters worse, Jazz is about to end up on the streets for the second time in his life. 

In a desperate attempt to keep his home, Jazz signs a deal with Dean’s band, Black Hurricane, to perform at a couple of concerts. It feels like one of Dean’s feeble attempts to get Jazz back, but painted into a corner like he is, Jazz has no choice.

~~~

The other tour stops:

August 18: Full Moon Dreaming
August 25: MM Good Book Reviews - Hearts on Fire (Two stops)
Sept 1: Velvet Panic - Fallen Angel Reviews - Havan Fellows (Three stops)
Sept 15: Up All Night, Read All Day - Love Bytes (Two stops)
Oct 6: It’s Raining Men - Michael Mandrake (Two stops)
Oct 13: Cate Ashwood
Oct 27: The Hat Party - Dawn's Reading Nook (Two stops)
Nov 3: Tara Lain
Nov 10: My Fiction Nook
Nov 17: Emotion in Motion - Kimi-Chan (Two stops)
Nov 24: Amanda C. Stone

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Paperbacks for GRL - Last Chance!


Hi guys,

I just wanted to remind you that you can order and buy my paperbacks for GayRomLit this year for a reduced price. I have to order my copies from my publisher this week, so I'm closing the order form on Tuesday September 2nd before 11.59PM. That's next Tuesday.