Monday, April 28, 2014

Welcome Andrew Jericho: Man Love Author

Andrew AuthorI'm really excited that Andrew could drop by my blog today!  I've recently been rubbing shoulders with him in the Facebook "Siren Authors and Readers Lounge" Group where many fans are excited to be talking to him.  Andrew Jericho is a ManLove erotic romance author for Siren-BookStrand Publishing, and a long supporter of LGBTQ rights. His writing proves that love and erotic attraction are the same regardless of gender and/or sexual orientation.  In their purest forms, Andrew has seen those concepts transform characters into better individuals.  He is a gay transman, currently residing with his partner, John Jericho, and family in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  He enjoys photography, eclectic tastes in music and the arts, and browsing the local library and art galleries.  All of Andrew’s work can be found at:  Andrew Jericho.
Andrew wrote a great book called Something Beautiful.  Below is the Synopsis.  I'm going to include the buy-link at the end, so you can pop on over to the Siren web-site and see his excerpts and better understand why this is something you really want to check out...and probably purchase immediately. The story line rocks!

[Ménage Amour: Erotic Alternative Ménage a Trois Romance, M/M/M, transgender hero, HEA]
Transman, Reed Collins and his partner, Levon Kruger, an openly gay drummer for the heavy metal band Hardcore, have been in a committed relationship for eight months. The couple is continuing to explore the love and passion that began in an online chat program a year ago. Recently, they further defined that commitment as a marriage.
akk-somethingbeautiful3While on their honeymoon, Avery Gaines walks into their lives in what he calls, “a chance meeting.” The couple is immediately attracted to the tall, dark-haired stranger, with deep green eyes. Reed is the first to admit his love for Avery, but Levon holds his emotions in check. Avery wants the trio to share love and a commitment, not readily understanding Levon’s reservations.
The romantic triangle goes through a period of conflict and turmoil, until Levon finally reveals a promise that he made to Reed, and how loving Avery would call into question the very foundation of the marriage he shares with his partner.

After you have taken the time to check-out Andrew's offerings, I hope you take the time to check-out these three wonderful authors:

Aurora Clairmont:

Em Ascroft:

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Happy Monday April 28th!

What has gone on today?  That is a very good question readers.  I got the first round of edits back for Claiming Kara, which will be out for purchase on the Siren web-site in June.  What makes me very excited about that, is that I will be telling some very interesting stories about some friends of mine.  First, there are Steve and Cheryl, who have adopted two rescue dogs.  They were an inspiration for me to really highlight that more in my story.  

I will also be showing some work on my Facebook page of two very talented ladies.  Michelle and Holly are both exceptional artists, and I have known both of them for over twenty years. When I was writing about the sketches done by Kara, their work was what was in my head.

I'm really lucky to be surrounded by so many fascinating, fun and caring people in my life, who inspire me.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Happy Friday April 25th

Well Ladies, and the three gentlemen who might be out there reading this Blog, it has been a busy two weeks. My first book became downloadable on the SirenBookstrand website.  Much to my surprise, out of about 500 Siren authors, I'm at number 67 on the Bestsellers list.  I was hoping for 69 for obvious reasons.

With the "coming out party" of Trusting Chance I had to learn the fine art of marketing, and it sucked the life out of me.  Okay, I admit, some of it was fun.  I got to do some really really cool interviews with some kick-ass authors.  Plus I did some give-aways on their blogs.  Which I will be doing on this blog as well, when other authors come to visit.  Here is what I used to advertise the $20 give away for this week on Mellanie's blog.

The Caitlyn O'Leary website became up and functional this week.  Another big deal!  I still haven't gotten around to updating it with the third book that got signed with Siren.  Yes, that happened.  So I now have 3 books coming out with Siren in the Fate Harbor series.  How lucky am I?

Additionally, I came out of the closet as blonde this week to the other Siren authors.  I had no choice.  They asked me to become an Admin on the new Siren Authors and Readers Lounge, a group on Facebook.  That group is nuts, you should join in case you haven't already.  Doing that plus my day job, and I was making mistakes...the typical types of mistakes that my husband lovingly calls the "Caitlyn Factor".  So I explained that, "Yes, I am a blonde from Orange County, California."  They didn't kick me out of the group, so that's a plus....I think.

So the last big thing is that I started writing on book four of my series.  That book is called Dominating Isabella.  All my friends keep assuming she is a mousy little thing.  Trust me, Leif and Caleb will have their hands full.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

My Blog, Explained (sorta)


Thanks for stopping by.

Just a quick note to explain about my blog posts; a lot of them are going to be my opportunity to really get to know authors that I’ve been reading and loving for years. Some of my posts are going to be my opportunity to rant and rave (you can skip those, in case you have a tendency to drink coffee while reading you don’t want coffee spurting out your nose). Some of the posts will contain explicit, salacious, steamy, spicy, sizzling, sextreme content. What’s life without a little “frisky”?

Often I will have raffles and giveaways. I want to develop a Twitter and Facebook following so I can tell you about my upcoming releases, and you’ll need to enter that kind of information to win. (Yeah, I did sales and marketing in my past.)

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog, and most especially, thanks for taking the time to read and support some of the other authors who are dropping by for the next few months, they are wonderful!