Thursday, 19 April 2012

Guest post - Charlie Cochrane.

My guest today is the very lovely Charlie Cochrane, author of the Cambridge Fellows Mysteries and one of the organising team for the UK Meet – a convention for readers and writers of LGBTQ fiction [this year it is being held inBrighton on the weekend of 15th and 16th September! I'll be there, will you?] Charlie has the facility of being able to write the most deliciously amusing prose then suddenly deliver the most appalling yet enjoyable wrench to the heart strings. She is here today to talk about her latest release – Tumble Turn – a romance set against the Paralympic swimming competitions and anything else that has cropped up in conversation.

Read more here

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Another Comfy Chair post!

Today my guest is B G Thomas, an author of M/M romance, whose latest release, Meant to Fly, is part of Dreamspinner's "Men of Steel" anthology. Come and join us to hear BG's views of gay superheroes and why there can't be enough of them.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Six Sentence Sunday

Yes, it’s that time of week again, folkies! Six Sunday is an opportunity to try bitesized samples of work in a dozen different genres. Just click on the links to see the authors offerings. If you like the idea a new sign up post will be put up about Tuesday or Wednesday next week. Unpublished authors are welcome to register as well

Set in Scotland and Northumbria in the late 7th century AD, A Fierce Reaping tells the story of some of the men who took part in an ill-fated attempt to drive the invading Saxons back. Cynfal, down on his luck and with nothing to lose, joins Troop Three of the cavalry, aka the Misbegotten, made up from volunteers the other commanders don’t want. Cynfal knows that they will get all the dirtiest jobs but in the meantime he is pleased to catch up with old friends and see to the education of the promising youngsters:

“New girls – where?” Pup demanded.
The guard shrugged. “I dunno – it’s just what I heard.”
“And what do you think you’re going to do with girls, Pup?” Cynfal asked as they hurried on up the track.
Pup flushed, the pink showing clearly even through the wispy whiskers he was cultivating. “I’m not sure,” he admitted with a sheepish grin, “but I’d dearly love the chance to find out.”

Friday, 13 April 2012


A couple of weeks ago I made a 'hey guys, congrats on the new releases' post on a blog and now it turns out that there was a giveaway and I've 'won' no less than SIX m/m novellas from Carina by cracking authors too - Erastes and Ava March amongst them.

So not only have I some brilliant reading in store but I can use them as a primer for excellent writing. *cracks knuckles and looks forward to being eddicated*

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Today in the Comfy Chair - Tristram La Roche

Over on my Otherblog today I have an interview with Tristram La Roche, fellow Etopia author who has penned sure classics of raunchy gay erotica as "On my Knees", "Fixed" and, my personal interest, "The Hun and the General".

Why not come over and say "Hi" and read an excerpt from "Fixed" that will rock your socks?

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Six Sentence Sunday

Six Sentence Sunday – I’ve borrowed their nice graphic but I wish they had a nice manly one of a big hairy bloke with a sword or something. Posting here to save people having to go to Wordpress.

6 sentences from WIP, A Fierce Reaping, set in Scotland and Northumbria in the late 7th century AD. Accepted into Troop Three, aka The Misbegotten, or Cynon’s Hounds, Cynfal is beginning to gather the equipment he needs.

“So it’s three years since we last got drunk together,” Aeddan said, finally. “Damn me, it feels like longer. Ah, there’s Cynon, and it looks like he might have found you something to ride.”
“I’d be happier if it had been a pony.” Cynfal scowled. “What is that – a big sheep?”

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Saturday visitor!

Alex Beecroft is on my otherblog today, answering questions about elves, Saxons and her latest release Under the Hill: Bomber's Moon, which is a fantastic read! I finished it about 5 this morning - a compensation for insomnia - and just WOW!

Please come and say hi :D [or say 'hi' here if the damned site won't let you post :(]

Happy Saturday!

Friday, 6 April 2012

Another guest!!

Yes, tomorrow I will be playing host to Alex Beecroft whose latest release Bomber's Moon is currently making my head explode - Lancaster bombers and ELVES, me dears!! Just fabulous.

I will post links!

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Six Sentence Sunday again

Yes, it's that time of the week again. My sentences are here.

Also, I joined in with the April fool's daft flashfic challenge for the Macaronis. My offering is just under 1000 words, was written in one sitting and is based on the prompt "Bugger Bognor" - famously reputed to be the last words of George 5th.