Myth and Magic anthology

Hiya, peeps!

As a lot of you know, I’ve been crazy bizzy over at Women and Words, the site I co-admin with my awesome colleague Jove Belle doing the Hootenanny, our massive 12-day book giveaway. We’re on Day 10, so things are winding down, which is kinda sad because it is crazy festive over there.

At any rate, Bold Strokes Books JUST RELEASED (as in, 3 days ago) the anthology Myth and Magic: Queer Fairy Tales, edited by Radclyffe and Stacia Seaman.

I bring this up, dear readers, because I have a short story in this anthology. Most of you probably were not aware that I do, on occasion, write paranormal. This is one of those occasions. (MUAH HA HA!) You can also find another of my paranormal stories in Wicked Things: Lesbian Halloween Short Stories (Ylva Publishing, edited by Jae and Astrid Ohletz).

That short story in Wicked Things may have spawned a series of novellas from my brain. Stay tuned for more on that.

It’s not that big a stretch for me to write paranormal. I grew up on a steady diet of spec fic (mostly sci fi and fantasy), in which all manner of creatures and magic are expressed. So when Bold Strokes put out the call for this anthology, I thought it would be fun to write a story for it, whether it was picked up or not. I’m extremely pleased that it was, of course. Heh. There are a lot of great authors and stories in the collection, so if you’re interested in re-tellings of fairy tales with queer twists, this may be for you.

And if you’re interested, here’s a review of Myth and Magic.

So get on back to the Hootenanny! Get signed up! Today is, coincidentally, paranormal day over there and a copy of Myth and Magic is up for grabs!

Happy Solstice!

Jove Belle “Love and Devotion” blog tour

Hi, all!

So, I’m super-excited to participate in Jove Belle‘s blog tour for the release of her latest romance (F/F) through Bold Strokes Books, Love and Devotion. It’s available on ebook now, but will be available in print just in time for the holidays. Sweet!

Here’s what’s up on this stop on the tour. A little Q&A with Jove (see below) and then, an excerpt from Love and Devotion.

Jove Belle has several published F/F romances through Bold Strokes Books. She currently resides in the Portland, Oregon metro area with her partner of seventeen years and six kids. Somehow, she manages to find the time to write, do some urban farming, and tote the kids around in an SUV big enough for the lesbian Brady Bunch. You can find out more about her and her books at her website.

Let’s talk about some Love and Devotion, now.

Synopsis, from the Bold Strokes Books website:
KC Hall loves her family, her small East Texas town, and her best friend, Emma Reynolds. All of that takes a backseat when her lover beckons. Lonnie is blond, beautiful, and willing. She’s also married and a lifelong friend of KC’s mama.

KC knows the affair is a bad idea, but she just can’t help herself. When presented with the lush landscape of Lonnie’s body, KC subscribes to the philosophy of “orgasm first, think later.” Unfortunately, a secret that big is impossible to keep in a close-knit community where everybody knows everybody else’s business. The scandal would hurt her entire family.

Emma is KC’s exception, the one woman she loves enough to not have sex with. When Emma confesses that she’s loved KC since high school, KC is terrified. One wrong move and she could lose Emma completely.

Is she willing to let her family pay the price for her good time? Or will she turn to Emma to discover the true meaning of love and devotion?

Click on for the Q&A and excerpt!

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