BLOG TOUR! Author Louisa Kelley and a giveaway!

HI, frenz! So…Dirt Road Books just released author Louisa Kelley’s first book in the Shift series, Fianna the Gold, and I am hosting today’s stop on the Fianna tour!

It’s a F/F dragon shifter contemporary fantasy story set in the Pacific Northwest. Adventure! Romance! Suspense! Intrigue!

And did I mention DRAGONS?

And dragon SHIFTERS?

YEAH! ALL OF THAT! Below, find all kinds of cool Fianna stuff, including an excerpt AND the chance to win books!

So come on! Spend some time with Fianna!
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Sacchi Green Blog Tour – Andi Marquette

HI, all!

So I’m super-stoked to be a host on this here awesome blog tour for the one and only Lambda-winning Sacchi Green! Dirt Road Books just released her latest collection of F/F short stories (full disclosure: I am a co-founder and co-owner of DRB) and we’re all extremely excited about this anthology, and we think you will be, too. It spans historical eras, themes, and deals with narrative and characterization as only Sacchi can. Continue reading

BLOG HOP! If Looks Could Kill PLUS GIANT-ASS GIVEAWAY FOR REALZ

Hi, all! So here’s my slightly late hop on The Law Game blog hop.

AND! DO NOT FORGET to get in on the giveaway! Leave a comment at Women and Words on THIS LINK. We are giving away a SET OF ALL FIVE OF THESE BOOKS, ebook. FOR REALZ. GO SEE!

For those not in the know, The Law Game is a collection of novellas/novels that all share a common theme. They have to do with “law” in some way.

I’m the last stop! HA! The buck stops here! Okay, not really. I don’t know what the buck does on its off time, but it doesn’t linger too long around here.

Oh, you can catch the fab Jessie Chandler’s installment of the blog hop HERE. She posted Aug. 24th.

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And, so you know the awesome, here are the other participants in this here cool series thingie by Ylva publishing.

And here’s what my contribution is all about:

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ORDER UP BLOG TOUR with N.R. Dunham!

Hey, all!

Like I said. I went crazy over here on my blog with various authors who have stories in the just-released anthology Order Up: A Menu of Lesbian Romance & Erotica, edited by yers truly and R.G. Emanuelle.

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Today, we are joined by N.R. Dunham, who will share with you some background about her story, “A Twist of France.” She’s also included an excerpt, so dive right in and get you some. 🙂

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ORDER UP blog tour! Excerpt by Emma Weimann!

DARLINGS! It’s outta control up in here on this site. OUTTA CONTROL. We had Rebekah Weatherspoon, Jaye Markham, and now we’re having Emma Weimann!

I freaking love having all these people hanging out with me. Today we’ve got Emma Weimann, who scored a Goldie for her first novel, Heart’s Surrender.

Here, however, she’s got a story in Order Up: A Menu of Lesbian Romance & Erotica.

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In “Something Salty, Something Sweet,” Emma tells the story of two women who have been together a while but still find and make time for each other.

So I’ll turn it over to her, now, and let her serve you some delicious-ness.

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ORDER UP BLOG TOUR with author Jaye Markham!

Hello, people! Well, as it turns out, my blog is getting a lot of action (ha!) during the Order Up Blog Tour. Which is fine n’ dandy with me.

Today I’m pleased to introduce Jaye Markham, whose story “Not Spam Again!” deals with women in the armed services during World War II in London.

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I’m now going to turn this over to Jaye, who will give you some awesome historical (herstorical) background to her story and to the larger issue of women serving in WWII.

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ORDER UP with Rebekah Weatherspoon!

Hi, peeps!

Rebekah Weatherspoon got sucked into a vortex between dimensions and unfortunately, there’s no wifi there, so she couldn’t get her blog to us. Plus, you know, you guys. This week has been awful and terrible and horrible and we’re all still trying to get our footing as we grieve together and reach out for some luv.

I’m glad you stopped by.

Because below, you will find an excerpt from Rebekah’s story. I personally really dig it when Rebekah writes us a story because I never know what she’s got cooking (see what I did there?). In “Potluck Club,” her sense of humor really comes through.

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So without further ado, here’s an excerpt from that story, which appears in the brand new anthology, Order Up: A Menu of Lesbian Romance & Erotica.

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Cheri Crystal on the Order Up Blog Tour! Day 6 (GIVEAWAY!)

And the winner of an ebook copy of Order Up is…
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Hayde!

Thanks for playing, everybody!

Hi, everybody!

So award-winning author Cheri Crystal stopped by my place to get in on the Order Up anthology fun-ness. She’s busy traipsing around France right now, so let’s all feel a pang of sadness for her…NOT! Let’s all wish her safe travels and hope that she’s having a blast. Which, from her Facebook posts, she is.

Before we get into Cheri’s story and excerpt, I’d like to take a moment to hold in comfort all who lost loved ones in Orlando yesterday and on Saturday. May we find our way out of this somehow, and may we not lose sight of who we are, as members of all the communities in which we live, love, and work.

Thank you.

And now, let’s get into Cheri Crystal’s blog. Welcome, Cheri, and thanks for joining us on this here tour. In honor of your stopping by,

I’m GIVING AWAY YET ANOTHER EBOOK COPY OF ORDER UP! Just leave me a comment below and YOU’RE IN! Make sure you include your email address in the comment fill-out form, but not in the comment body. We don’t want spambots to find you and do icky things with your email address. We’ll draw a random winner on THURSDAY, JUNE 16 at 9 PM EST! And who knows? Sometimes the merry elves from Women and Words pop over to my site and give out extra copies…you never know…

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OMG I love blog tours…

In Cheri’s story, “Clinch It with Coleslaw,” a woman and her two young children spend the summer in a cabin in a place that includes summer camp for kids. Their neighbor is another woman — this one a caterer, who’s there with her older kids. Let’s just say sparks fly between these two women, and so do summer recipes for love.

Take it away, Cheri!
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Order Up Blog Tour! Day 1!

And the winners of an ebook copy of Order Up are…
Danielle and
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Thanks, everybody, for playing and for joining us on the Order Up blog tour!

Hi, kids! I’m kicking off this here blog tour, which begins today and ends June 24th (excluding weekends). Every author in my co-edited (with R.G. Emanuelle) anthology Order Up: A Menu of Lesbian Romance & Erotica (Ylva Publishing) will be blogging about their story that appears in this, a food- and love/sex/romance-themed anthology. There’ll be giveaways, excerpts, and the stories behind the stories.

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HERE, my friends, is the TABLE OF CONTENTS.

In honor of this awesome-ness, I’m giving away TWO EBOOK COPIES of ORDER UP! If you want in on this fun-ness, leave a comment below! Make sure you include your email address in the comment fill-out form (NOT in the comment body). We’ll draw the winners FRIDAY JUNE 10th AT 10 PM EST.

THE SCHEDULE for this blog tour:

June 6: Andi Marquette, blogging at her site (The Situation Room).
June 7: Jove Belle, blogging at her site.
June 8: Cheyenne Blue, blogging at her site.
June 9: Brey Willows, blogging at her site.
June 10: Lea Daley, blogging at R.G. Emanuelle’s site.

June 13: Cheri Crystal, blogging at Andi Marquette’s site.
June 14: CK Combs, blogging at Butchtastic.net.
June 15: Liz McMullen, blogging at her site.
June 16: Marie Sterling, blogging at R.G. Emanuelle‘s site.
June 17: Rebekah Weatherspoon, blogging at her site.

June 20: Jaye Markham, blogging at Andi Marquette‘s site.
June 21: Emma Weimann, at Andi Marquette‘s site
June 22: N.R. Dunham, blogging at Andi’s site.
June 23: Pascal Scott, at R.G. Emanuelle‘s site.
June 24: R.G. Emanuelle, blogging at her site.

So let me tell you the story behind “The Secret’s in the Sauce,” my story in this here anthology, about Van, a woman who takes her best friend Terry to the emergency room because Terry had a slight cooking accident that involved marinara and it required a little bit of medical attention. The thing is, the doctor at the emergency room might also have some attention to give to Van, if Van is open to it. 😀

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From the Hat Down Blog Tour

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Hi, all! This week I’m doing a blog tour for my latest novel, From the Hat Down, thanks to Book Enthusiast Promotions!

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This is the follow-up to my Rainbow Award runner-up, the novella From the Boots Up. So you’ll see it posted in a variety of places — thanks, peeps! MUCH appreciated! Anyway, here’s more info plus some goodies to check out:

Synopsis

Meg Tallmadge is a veterinarian at a clinic in Laramie, Wyoming. She’s got a great job, great friends, deep ties to the family ranch, and big plans for her vet future. Sure, there are bumps in the road, like her mom’s continued denial about who Meg is and her painful and infuriating attempts to make Meg a “proper” woman. Then there’s Meg’s recent breakup with a girlfriend, which has her wondering why she can’t seem to open up to relationships. But Meg knows that life is messy, and sometimes all you can do is get through and shake it off. What she can’t seem to shake off, however, is her past.HatDown2a-small

It’s been almost ten years to the day since she met the love of her life, and about eight since she let her go. Meg has a hard time admitting that maybe she didn’t really let go, and that maybe some things you never really get over, no matter how hard you try. But her past is half a world away, caught up in her own life, relationship, and journalism career, and Meg isn’t one to chase the ghosts of past relationships. Even if they send you a birthday card and nudge what you thought were the closed-off parts of your heart. After all, second chances are the stuff of fantasies and movies where the good guy always gets a happy ending. You can’t count on something like that.

Or can you?

Excerpt

Click this link to read one!

Playlist

These songs and/or artists played a role in the writing of this novel.

Giveaway

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Where to find Andi

Website
Twitter @andimarquette
Facebook author page
Goodreads, From the Boots Up
Goodreads, From the Hat Down

From the Boots Up

Where it all started:
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Get it on Kindle.
More info here.

Thanks, all, for joining me. Happy reading, happy writing!