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Halloween is just around the corner, so The Blog of Sid Love & Dreamspinner Press have joined hands to give you a special reason to celebrate! An event whereby we will feature four newest releases from DSP in form of guest posts, author interviews and giveaway contests! And that is not all – there will be an amazing contest at the end of this month. On 31st October, a lucky winner will be drawn from these four contests to win a goodie pack that will consist of the four books up for grab over the month! So don’t just sit there, hurry up and participate. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment on all Halloween Special posts as well as the giveaway contests of any DSP authors that feature this month.

We kick off this event, starting with one of the most popular DSP authors – Amy Lane. Her third book in the Johnnies series released just recently and she has happily agreed to giveaway an ebook copy of Ethan in Gold. Check out as she stops by to share what’s so worth it in relationships …

Worth It 

By
Amy Lane

One of the tough things to do as you’re finding your way along a particular couple’s path is to figure out what a real happy ending would be.  No happy ending is too perfect—even the real ones.  The key to a real happy ending, or one that feels authentic, is the idea that if stuff comes up, these two people will figure out how to handle it.

I was pissed at my husband today—seriously, flamingly pissed.  Talking to myself pissed.  Talking to myself in the bathroom pissed.

So there I was, taking my sweet time, washing my hands, making faces in the mirror, having that imaginary conversation where I level my beloved off at the knees, and then when I open the door, there’s my Mate.  He’s smiling sheepishly.

“You were talking to yourself.”

“Yes.  Yes I was.”

“Were you yelling at me?”

“Yes.  Yes I was.”

“I’m really sorry.”

*sigh *  “That’s okay.”

Because the thing is, as pissed as I was, I don’t have the short-term goal of the relationship in mind.  We are not in a place in our lives where I can storm out and slam a door and fight with him at the top of my lungs—we have kids for sweet hell’s sake, and we’re obligated to act like grown ups. If the problem was a long-term difficulty, it needs to be discussed.  If it’s a brief irritation, an apology and a make up are plenty good enough.

That was the sort of thinking Jonah and Ethan had to do in Ethan in Gold.  They had a long-term difficulty—a couple of them, in fact.  Jonah’s family was falling apart, and Ethan was in porn.  It doesn’t get much more complex than that (and if it does, don’t tell me, I may take it as a challenge.)  So it was essential that they become friends first—because they had to care about each other to make the rest of the relationship worth it.  And that, in a way, is the crux of any relationship.  The idea of “This person has pissed me off now, but is that enough to destroy what we’ve built?”  Or, in Ethan and Jonah’s case, the potential of what they had to build.

It’s a tough idea—and the reason many relationships fail.  I think the reason this couple—or any couple in fiction—gives us hope is that they remind us what’s important.  I know that today, while I was whisper cursing my Mate, all I really needed was his sheepish smile and a reminder that one screw-up doth not a divorce make.

Maybe all Mate needed was a reminder that I’d rather vent my spleen on the potty and the mirror than on him to remember that I was a good person not to get pissed at him!  Either way, like Ethan and Jonah (but with certainly less cause!) most people who stay together do eventually remember the long-term goal.

And it’s usually so very worth it.

.:.: ETHAN IN GOLD :.:.

Ethan in Gold (Johnnies #3)BLURB: Evan Costa learned from a very early age that there was no such thing as unconditional love and that it was better to settle for what you could get instead of expecting the world to give you what you need. As Ethan, porn model for Johnnies, he gets exactly what he wants—comradeship and physical contact on trade—and he is perfectly satisfied with that. He’s sure of it.

Jonah Stevens has spent most of his adult life helping to care for his sister and trying to keep his beleaguered family from fraying at the edges. He’s had very little time to work on his confidence or his body for that matter. When Jonah meets Ethan, he doesn’t see the hurt child or the shamelessly slutty porn star. He sees a funny, sexy, confident man who—against the odds—seems to like Jonah in spite of his very ordinary, but difficult, life.

Sensing a kindred spirit and a common interest, Ethan thinks a platonic friendship with Jonah won’t violate his fair trade rules of sex and touch, but Jonah has different ideas. Ethan’s pretty sure his choice of jobs has stripped away all hope of a real relationship, but Jonah wants the whole package—the sexy man, the vulnerable boy, the charming companion who works so hard to make other people happy. Jonah wants to prove that underneath the damage Ethan has lived with all his life, he’s still gold with promise and the ability to love.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Image of Amy LaneAmy Lane has four children, two cats, an aging dog, a crumbling mortgage and an indulgent spouse.  She also has too damned much yarn, a penchant for action adventure movies, and a need to know that somewhere in all the pain is a story of Wuv, Twu Wuv, which she continues to believe in to this day!  She writes fantasy, urban fantasy, and m/m romance–and if you give her enough diet coke and chocolate, she’ll bore you to tears with why those three genres go together.  She’ll also tell you that sacrifices, large and small, are worth the urge to write.

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Reviewed by Shelley

Keeping Promise Rock (Promises, #1)TITLE: Keeping Promise Rock
SERIES:  Promises
AUTHOR: Amy Lane
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH:  332 pages
BLURB: Carrick Francis has spent most of his life jumping into trouble with both feet. The only thing saving him from prison or worse is his absolute devotion to Deacon Winters. Deacon was Crick’s sanity and salvation during a miserable, abusive childhood, and Crick would do anything to stay with him forever. So when Deacon’s father dies, Crick puts his college plans on hold to help Deacon as Deacon has helped him.

Deacon’s greatest wish is to see Crick escape his memories and the town they grew up in so Crick can enjoy a shining future. But after two years of growing feelings and temptation, the painfully shy Deacon finally succumbs to Crick’s determined advances and admits he sees himself as part of Crick’s life.

It nearly destroys Deacon when he discovers Crick has been waiting for him to push him away, just like Crick’s family did in the past. When Crick’s knack for volatile decisions lands him far away from home, Deacon is left, shell-shocked and alone, struggling to reforge his heart in a world where love with Crick is a promise, but by no means a certainty.

REVIEW:

Well … that just about squeezed the life out of me. I thought Amy lane was supposed to be the queen of fluff, not the queen of heartache.  I’m drained and exhausted after that marathon.

Keeping Promise Rock has been read and reviewed by everyone I know; it’s like the m/m rite of passage now. If you read m/m romance, then you have to read Amy Lane, and if you read Amy Lane, then you have to read Keeping Promise Rock. It’s quite simple.

This is a coming of age romance that spans a decade or more.Levee Oaks, redneck capital of the world is home to Crick and Deacon. Deacon is Parish’s son and lives on The Pulpit (a horse ranch) Crick is a half-mex kid with a no good mother and a drunkard step-Bob – life’s not great for Crick until he wanders onto The Pulpit and lays eyes on Deacon – thinking him the most beautiful boy he ever did see, and they was gonna be friends forever. And they were. They were friends and then they werebrothers, and then … they were more.

It takes years for Crick to get Deacon to open his heart and when it finally happens Crick sees it as something else and makes the worst decision of his life. The consequences of that flighty impulsive choice are catastrophic for Crick, but more so for Deacon. It is the catalyst that just about destroys them both.

Hold on tight readers because it is from this point on that you might get your heart shredded about a hundred times. Amy Lane is a wonderful story teller and her characters are real enough to create a tangible empathy that will have you sobbing and hoping beyond hope.  Hope is a reverential thing here. We hold onto it right until the end …

… if you had no hope, life could actually surprise you in the best of ways. He hated the hope. It made him fear the betrayal.

These guys have a long way to go before they overcome their stubborn self-sacrificing ways. They have even further to go to believe in themselves and recognise their self-worth.  It’s a road worth travelling if you can stand it.

There are some battles to wage and I honestly can’t tell you how many times I threw my hands up in the air, in defeat.  “God! No more, please! This is too much!”

And really, it is too much. I think Amy Lane took the catastrophic events too far. I really was waiting for that plague of locusts to descend. There is only so much emotional drama I can take before it becomes emotional manipulation, and Ms Lane crossed that line in my opinion.

Like I said, this is a must read. It’s very well told: its hard going, but its hope, and its love and it’s exhausting. I still liked it.

Shelley’s Rating: 535px-3-5_stars-svg

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Reviewed by Danielle

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TITLE: Forever Promised (Book #4)
SERIES: Promises
AUTHOR: Amy Lane
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
BLURB: Crick has been home from Iraq for five years, Jeff and Collin are finally married, and Shane and Mikhail are quietly making lives better for the dispossessed teenagers who come their way. Everything is right in Deacon’s world, but nothing ever stays the same.

Benny’s offer forces Deacon and Crick to dredge up every past mistake and offer of redemption. And not just the two of them—everybody is forced to examine the chances they’ve been given and the promises they’ve made. In a real family, a child is a promise, and to the men and women of Promise Rock, keeping that promise will change their lives forever.

REVIEW:

You cannot simply start to read this book without some background information simply because this book cannot be read as a standalone. This book is the long awaited (final?) part of the ‘promise’ series. This book is what fans hoped for, for a long time.

The series that started out with “Keep Promise Rock” and introduced the readers to Deacon and Carrick “Crick” and his little sister Benny; the book that took us readers through their struggle in youth and as they grew up in life to finally have a life together. The book, I personally think, cannot be read without falling in love with his characters’ “owners”. Besides the main characters mentioned, it introduces you to Deacon’s best friend, John and his wife, Amy and also to Crick’s best friend, Jeff and also, Drew, who is a former army friend of Crick’s. “Their Family”.
You will laugh at their humor, you will be hurting because of their pain and your heart will bleed for their loss but never to forget you will love them with your whole heart.

From Keep Promise Rock, it will take you too Making Promise, where you will find the characters from Promise Rock but you will read the story that is centred around Shane, a cop and Michael, a Russian dancer and not to forget – Kimmy, Shane’s sister.

In their story you will surf on the total difference between the two men, the struggle of Kimmy, the struggle of both men to reconcile themselves with how they feel what they went through in life, what they want in life and a way to get that with the support of the complete family including Michael’s fight for his mother’s last wish as she is dying of cancer and Shane getting hurt repeatedly on his job.
And I dare you to not laugh at “Mickey’s” attitude and loud mouth or to treasure the word lubime forever (because I will).

From Making Promise it takes you to what was (!!) the last in the trilogy, Living Promises and in this you will read the happy ending for Jeff, when he gets swiped off his feet by younger garage owner Collin.

You will get a peek into their lives – both living with HIV, how they got it what happened because of it and mainly we learn about Jeff’s past. We find new character Martin, as being the brother of Jeff his former and deceased lover, Kevin and we deal with gay hate in different ways in this story.

This story is about acceptance not only by the main characters but also acceptance of who you are, what you want and what you think you deserve or can have. Of course we see how the whole family deals with this and other things going on in their lives like the building of the shelter for runaway kids that Shane and Michael run together with Kimmy. We see Lucas who came with Martin and took a good look at Kimmy and decided to stay , we see little steps in the life of Parry (Benny’s daughter) and how Benny’s own relationship with Drew finally comes of the ground now she is older and we also see little Lilly (John and Amy’s little girl) grow up.

A significant part of this book is also about Deacon, the Patriarch of the family, so to speak, the glue that keeps them together, getting sick and the impact that has on the whole family and all that belongs to them.

And now finally this treasure Forever Promised.

The Last in the series and as I said before, this book cannot be read without reading the others so don’t even try plain simple.

You will not recognize the characters you will not have any idea about what is being offered and you will not get the emotional baggage that is behind offers being made and emotions running loose.

We get reacquainted with the “family”, we learn about what is being offered and how they all deal with this in their own way. We read parts of all their life in different chapters peeking into their relationships, their struggles, their happiness and their sexiness 😉 We learn about Deacon and Crick how they deal in completely different way of what Benny is offering them. We see Benny herself making a life of her own living in her own house with Drew and Parry. We see Michael and Shane tending to their shelter and being as together as two people, who can be as they were from when they got together.

We live Jeff’s brightened personality with Collin’s enthusiastic youthness and we share in Kimmy’s grief in dealing with understanding that things aren’t always as fair as you want them to be.

I am choosing not to go into details as I honestly believe this book, as a reader, you need to experience yourself knowing that whoever picks up this book will do it because of you have read the first three and want to see what happened/ happens in this one.

A part I choose to pick out especially is this, halfway through book the story centres around the departure of John (and Amy) I have to say this hit me like a ton of bricks. I was crying silent tears from the emotions portrayed and also laughing about the funny parts that were in between the emotional parts. Unbelievable writing! I cannot say differently. It takes you on a rollercoaster ride and makes you feel what both guys are feeling lost , loved ,lonely, scared as hell, curious, so, so frightened to be left alone and also in knowing that what they share is forever brothers of the heart The memories , the humor, the love indefinitely.

I am not one to cry easily but in this book I had to twice.

The first I told you about before, the second comes with loss and grief and as I don’t want to reveal the complete story. It is enough to tell you that I don’t think anyone will have a dry eye reading this.

The final part is about loss, learning to let go, starting over and about new life and to come full circle understanding what their family means to any of them and all of them, to form bonds accept new bonds and to finish what they started all together.

In the end even though I don’t believe in perfect this comes close and I cannot do different than to rate this at 5 stars (one of the reasons is because I think in total the whole series is a gem a treasure to keep and re-read from time to time).

Yes, there were things that could have been different or could have been approached in a different way but with all the emotions – the power, the love and the mixture of hurt, loss, grief, humor, anger, hotness, intense emotions and most of all Life – the unique characters and the bonding with both characters in their lives, this book will make you feel everything and I dare you to disagree.

I hope Mrs. Amy Lane will pick up her “pencil” again and will give us a new promise book from time to time because what is not to love about them and there is always more to share…

“It’s a promise that there will be more memories. It’s a promise that love will live on…”

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Rendezvous with Amy Lane

Amy Lane is awesome!

I know you agree but she is awesome as a writer as well as a person! For this week’s Thursday Talks, I interviewed her and had the fun of my life talking to her. You will see as you read this interview. If you claim to cry your eyes out reading her books, you will definitely die of cuteness and fun while reading this interview.

Always good to know more about your favorite authors, eh? 😉 So, here it goes…

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Amy Lane, Welcome to The Blog of Sid Love!

*waves*  *bounces*

Before I start grilling you with my questions, I have to tell you that I think you have a very beautiful smile.

Aw, thank you.  *blushes*

You should keep smiling. And to ensure that we have you talking, here’s your diet coke and … um I have Hershey’s Kisses here, will these do for chocolates?

omigod!  *tackle hugs*  You’re the best!  Chocolate, all chocolate… okay.  I do draw the line at really cheap valentine candy.  But Hershey’s Kisses are perfectly acceptable offerings.  I can pull up a lot of smiles for those!

Your newest release “Racing for the Sun” is selling hot on Amazon and wherever I look, I see five star reviews raving about how good this book is. Can you tell us what makes this book so unique?

Besides the really hot Reese Dante cover, you mean?  I love the cover– Sonny and Ace are really well captured–and their “marks” look raw and real.  But other than that, I think it’s the combination– the book is raw and lean and stripped down, but the characters of Ace and Sonny are both really complex.  I like that about human beings in general– I think maybe the book captured some of that.

Readers are loving Ace more than Sonny, that’s for sure. Do you think it is just because the whole story is from his Point of view and that readers are connecting more to him than Sonny?

Well, and it could also be that Sonny is bugnuts crazy.  It’s harder to connect from the outside of a character who is that damaged.  Even when we know why he’s a prick to Alba (to keep from getting hurt) it’s hard to watch him be that way.

Which of the two do you like more?

That’s a tough choice.  I love Ace– the strength, the caring, the cold-blooded determination to keep Sonny safe.  But Sonny is amazingly resilient.  When you realize who Sonny Daye really is, and what he had to do in his heart to commit to Ace, he’s actually pretty awesome.

Amy Lane’s fan have known well enough to stock up on Kleenex boxes and Ace’s story definitely had them buried under the pile of tissues. What is it with you wanting to make people cry?

I feel better after a good cry.  I guess I just like to share the feeling, right?  And seriously–I’ve always had this sort of understanding that laughter and tears make up all that is in the world, and that you never know when the other shoe is going to drop right on your head.  I’m pretty sure that’s what people feel when they read my stories.  I have an awareness that this pain can be mine for real at the gods’ whim.

It is definitely a compliment for a writer that their stories are conveying the exact emotions that they wished to convey. But the fact doesn’t change – a scene that hurts a reader while reading, hurts the writer even more while writing. Was there a specific scene from the story that affected you the most while working on it?

All of the scenes with Ace’s family were so very hard to write, starting with the phone conversation with his mother.  When Ace said, “Okay, Mommy.  You’re the only one who has to know.”, I lost it, because we see Ace as so self-contained, such a soldier, and in that moment, we realize that he’s twenty-three, and that his brother hasn’t been gone for that long, and that the guy who is taking care of a wingnut like Sonny is really only an emerging adult himself.  My oldest son is twenty–and he’s still a little kid in his heart.  I really wanted to hug Ace, or have Sonny do it, but I had to settle for him on the floor, hugging his knees, and wiping his tears.

Okay a last quick question on Racing for the Sun and then we will move on. RFTS begins with Ace introducing him as follows:
“MY NAME is Jasper Anderson Atchison. People call me Ace. I am a murderer and a thief, but if Sonny still wants me, I will call myself a good man.”
Very catchy, might I say. How do you think it would be, if this story was to be told from Sonny’s POV?

I am actually thinking of writing that book–and I think you should all be very freakin’ afraid.  Sonny’s mind is a snake pit.  If you think he’s unbalanced on the outside, his inside is like a pinball zinging through Satan’s labyrinth.  Ace has violence in him, but it’s controlled.  Sonny is an Ace away from being a psychopath–but he’s still a good person.  

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A MESSAGE FROM A READER WHO GAVE RFTS A FIVE STAR REVIEW!

“Amy Lane, I’m known for being a reader who loves your lighter work but Racing for the Sun, with its heavy and brilliant intensity, has cemented the fact that I am now a reader who will read anything you write. The writing was gorgeous, the characters captivating, and the love story beautiful. Bravo, Miss Lane, bravo. ”
– Laddie

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You have written the “Country Mouse” series with Aleksandr Voinov. He is an author who is just as brilliant as you and people have praised the works that came out of such a collaboration. How was it for you to be working with Aleksandr?

AWESOME!  Aleks is a lovely man –he’s charming even on chat, and he’s imaginative and dedicated.  He’s a writer to his bones– we both live/love/hate our characters.  

Was there anything that irritated you about Voinov or did you blend just as smoothly?

About the only thing that irritated me about Aleks was that he came up with the terms “Pterodact-Dell” and “Tyrannosaurus Mac”, both of which I totally wish I’d thought of first.  Other than that?  He was pure awesomeness.

Are we going to see more of this interesting collab?

I totally hope so.  We both have some more plans for Owen and Malcolm, and their story isn’t finished yet.

You have written, what, like over fifty books till date? Which is the one that will always stand out for you and why?

Well, they all stand out for me for different reasons.  I think, though, that Truth in the Dark will always be at the top of the heap.  I love so much about it– so much of it seems to be greater than fat housewife Amy, tapping away in a sleeping house.  And this was the book that cost me my teaching job.  The fact that I can look at it three years after its release, and say, “You know?  My husband was right.  This story is important.  At least if I was going to have my heart broken, it was over something important.”– that’s a story worth writing.

What comes next from Amy Lane, then?

Well, Forever Promised is coming out in June, and that’s exciting.  It was a tough story to write– so very many people to say goodbye to.  Also, in July, I’ve got a novella called Left on Saint-Truth-be-Well.  The novella is sort of a change for me– it’s quirky and a little suspenseful, and hopefully very funny–and the only time it made me verklempt was at the end, because I loved the guys so much and wanted to see them happy.  Oh!  And I almost forgot Rusty!  In December, Riptide will be releasing Christmas Kitsch which features Rusty and Oliver, two emerging adults, who very suddenly have to make it on their own.  I love Rusty– he’s another of my first person narrators, and he is so earnest.  This one surprised me– it started out as a novella, and I was thinking, “Randy young college students in love!  Booyeah!”  But it turned out to be all about gentleness and finding yourself, and I was so very stunned and pleased.

A question from one of my reviewers, who wanted to know if you have had any funny encounters with crazy fans?

I’ve had a few ugly cry on me, does that count? I sort of loved that, though.  I’m a hugger– it was like, “Okay, now I have an excuse to hug this nice person who likes my work, and it doesn’t make me feel like a sociopath or a compulsive groper or anything.”  And then I try to explain it to my husband who is like, “They cry?”
“Yes.”
“Because why?” 
“Uhm… they like my work?” 
“So they cry?” 
“Uhm, yeah.  It’s a bonding thing.  I think they’re wonderful.”
“So it’s a good thing then.” 
*with dignity*  “Yes.  It’s a good thing.” 
“Ooooookay…” 

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WHAT DO CRITICS/REVIEWERS THINK OF HER WORKS?

Amy Lane is renowned in the m/m genre as an author of immense talent, and deservedly so… she brings us characters that immediately impact on our emotions, taking us on a journey with her masterful prose that we as reader’s are not likely to forget in a hurry!
– Monique ( co-owner of Sinfully Sexy Reviews website)

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Are you a believer in luck?

How could I not be? I’m unbelievably lucky.

Do you possess something that you think works for you as a lucky charm, or a ritual that you follow everytime you begin to write something?

Every time I finish a work and submit it, I say, “Holy Goddess, merciful God, let it not suck!”  I also say this before it’s released.  And that way, even if it’s not entirely beloved, if one person reassures me that it doesn’t suck, I’m okay.

Believer in luck or not, you are definitely – to quote you – a believer in “twu wuv”. Is it your loving relationship with your husband that drives your beliefs or, to be specific, is he the main inspiration of your ideas?

I think my husband gives me faith that love can work, even when life gets in the way. But I get my inspiration from a lot of different places–like the movie says, “Love really is all around.”  I like to think that it’s not just one place or one person or one book that gives you the drive to be hopeful about humanity–there has to be a collection, even if it’s just a small one, of good experiences that gives you the strength to have faith.

You have quite a big family and with a big family, comes many responsibilities – as a mother, as a wife, as a person! Does the writer in you have to struggle to get her own time?

Every blessed day.

Amy, you also have some cute pets, I have heard?

LOL– yes.  I have my college-aged daughter’s cat Gordie(who keeps bringing my younger daughter dead things.  I have my own cat, Steve, who is fat and a little clueless, but who loves me.  More especially, she loves to tackle hug me when I’m on the potty.  And I have a booby-diving Chi-who-what named Johnnie.  Seriously– I’ve taken more pictures of that little bastard pillowed on the girls than I have of my kids.  I just think it’s funny that he would rather sleep there than anywhere else.

You have had priviledge of working with two of the reputed M/M publishing houses. How has it been for you working with them?

Really really awesome.  Dreamspinner has been amazing to me from the get go–and I’ve been with them for nearly four years.  I wouldn’t change that time with them for anything.  And Riptide has some serious energy–it’s really refreshing.

Which one of the authors has the power to make you go all fan-girly?

That’s hard– I knew most of the authors I really admire as friends before I became fans of their work.  I admire the hell out of Mary Calmes, for example, but the first time we roomed together at a convention, she nursed me through a fever, cause I was sick as hell, and sort of falling apart because I’d just been pulled out of my classroom.  I mean, that sort of bonds you as humans, right?  It’s hard to get fangirly after that.  I still get a little shy in front of Elizabeth North (CEO of Dreamspinner), because I just admire her so damned much, that even though she’s my friend, sometimes I’m like, “I can’t believe you did this!”  I did have a fangirl moment over Tere Michaels at RT, because her books were some of the first I read in the genre. Of course we were both suffering from allergy attacks at the time, so that sort of did the human bond thing too.

Are you reading anything currently?

I am!  I am reading Whiskey and Wry by Rhys Ford (it’s sort of an advanced copy.  Don’t hate me.)  And Emma by Jane Austen, and Agincourt by Bernard Cornwell, and Love Bites by Christopher Moore.  

Alright let’s have a quick rapid fire round! Be as honest with your answers as you can be. You know how it goes, I will give you two options, you have to pick one. No reasons, no explanations. This is going to be fun, I promise! *looks afraid*

Which do you prefer the most

– Music or books… depends on the day

– M/M or M/F… m/m

– Hot or sweet… both

– Which genre to read/write: Contemprary Romance or Fantasy… Fantasy

– Who is your favorite – Ace or Malcolm… Ace– Malcolm only thinks he’s dangerous.

– An Honest lower-rated Review or Sugar-coated five star review…  A thoughtful lower-rated review

– Who is hotter: Dean or Sam Winchester DEAN!

– Vampires or Shifters… Elves

– What do you prefer: writing alone or writing in collaboration… Alone

And last one,
– In only five words – not more, not less, define Amy Lane! mother/wife/knitter/writer/doofus

And the two questions I always ask the authors to answer, as we conclude:

What advice would you give to all the aspiring authors out there?

Read read read, write write write– there is no easier way.

And a message to your readers and fans

There is not enough thank you in the world.

Thank you for your time. I, for one, have enjoyed having you here and I bet the readers did too!

I’ve enjoyed myself immensely– you ask awesome questions!  Ask me back any time!

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Dreamspinner Links to buy the books mentioned in the interview:

RACING FOR THE SUN

TRUTH IN THE DARK

Riptide Links to buy the “Country Mouse” Books:

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