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Cover Reveal for A.L. Boyd: Soaring Hearts

A.L. is a member of my critique group. It’s fun to watch a story you’ve seen go through the critique process as it gets ready to head out into the world and meet readers. She’s finalized the cover–which I think is gorgeous–and it’s a lovely story. She hasn’t decided on a release date yet, but it won’t be long!

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Blurb
Will hearts soar when pigs fly?

Alex’s job working for his family-owned radio station once took him all over the city reporting on major events—until the accident. His scars, both physical and emotional, cause him to withdraw into a self-imposed, semi-reclusive lifestyle. When his dad requests that he go to the world’s largest hot air balloon festival, he has to find the courage to break his isolation. Now he needs to find the courage to trust and love again.

Jeff had already been planning a move to Albuquerque when he lost his home, parents, and dog to a wildfire in California. To begin his new life, he agrees to help his sister and brother-in-law with their balloon at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. Now he’s seen pigs fly and bees kissing, but will he find the love he’s been searching for?

Author Bio
A cartographer by day, A.L. Boyd spends most of her free time with her horses, gardening, or reading. She never intended to be a writer, but stories like this one sometimes just pop into her head. The writing came about as a way to get the stories out. Her first story for the Goodreads M/M Romance DRitC event Crest Ridge Vacation was expanded to the novella titled Crest Ridge.


Contact & Media Info

Email | Goodreads | Facebook

Other works include:
Crest Ridge

The Dawn of Darkness
Free short story for the Goodreads M/M Romance Group

And a short story included in the Kickass Anthology written and donated to help fellow author Eric Arvin with his medical bills.

Cover luuuuuv

Imma just leave this here for a moment…
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I don’t know the name of the cover artist yet, but whoever you are, you are da bomb. He/she took the image that I bought, and came up with something way creepier and way sexier than I could have ever imagined. I was a little unsure of it at first, but once I really looked at it, I realized it does convey a lot about the book in terms of tone. This book is dark, and uncertain, and I had no compunction about pushing my characters beyond their limits. And some people are going to hate me and give me one stars because of some of my choices, but dem’s the breaks. It’s a good book, if not an easy one.

So if you’ve been wondering where I’ve been, this is part of what’s been keeping me away from the blog. I’m also working, and trying to start a second degree in Computer Science, which took a bit more time than I expected. But things are rolling more smoothly now, and soon it’ll be winter and I’ll be locked in behind piles of snow with nothing to do except harass you folks on the interwebs.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Cover Reveal! Shooting Stars 3 by Kimber Vale

hardacttofollowIn Hard Act to Follow, we meet up with Kyrie again, after failing to snag hottie rock star Gio in Double Takes. I know, I felt bad for him too. It’s coming out on August 18, from Liquid Silver Books.

Now, here’s Kimber!
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First of all, thank you so much for hosting me on this, the momentous one-month countdown day to my upcoming release, Hard Act to Follow!

I’m super excited to be here. I absolutely adored writing these characters and I can’t wait to share them with…well, anyone who will take them in and throw them a scrap of bread. Do it. You didn’t want that crust, anyway. It was dry and had all those yucky seeds on it. Maybe even mold if your bread drawer is like mine. I promise you won’t regret it.

Kyrie is an actor with a physical aversion to telling lies, a one-eyed cat, and horrible taste in men. His ex-brother-in-law and best friend, Greg, harbors a secret crush he can’t shake. After denying his feelings for Kyrie for too long, Greg finally gives in to desire one drunken night. Come the morning, the facts get twisted. Kyrie pretends he doesn’t remember a thing — a lie that eats him alive — and Greg can’t stop thinking about how he screwed up the best thing in his life.

Before they can clear the air, Kyrie follows his dreams to New York City, but could he also be running away?

A mistake from Kyrie’s past detonates their silence, and Greg is forced to confront the man he loves. Is their new truth strong enough to support a relationship, or are they doomed to crumble under old fears? Their friendship could evolve into something a million times stronger, but maybe Kyrie’s act is just too hard for Greg to follow.

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Kimber Vale is giving away a release day e-copy of Hard Act to Follow along with a $5 Amazon gift card for a little extra spice from the spice weasel. BAM! Win it before you can buy it!

Click here to go to the Rafflecopter site and enter!

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Hard Act to Follow is a standalone novel, but you can still get jazzed for its release by picking up the first two books in the Shooting Stars series, Forever is Now and Double Takes. 🙂 Find Kimber’s work at Liquid Silver Books, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, All Romance, and all the other usual suspects.

Hard Act to Follow on Goodreads!

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K. Vale writes erotic romance of all stripes, from hot hetero to mouthwatering manlove. Find her MF work published under Kimber Vale. Come for the sex. Stay for the story. Stalk Kimber on Facebook and Twitter @KimberVale, and check her site for updates, new releases, and freebies at http://www.authorkimbervale.com. The blog: http://www.kimbervale.me

Tuesday Tickle: Bite Me Tender Cover Reveal

KL_BiteMeTender_coverinAnd all I can say is “Wow!” And “Thank you, April Martinez!”

Not only is it classy, with lovely colours, but April must have spent hours combing stock image sites looking for those models. The only way we would have gotten closer is if I had suddenly sprouted the ability to draw without tracing. Glyn (the blond), in particular, has inspired a certain amount of reverent silence for the accuracy, not only of his appearance, but the expression/attitude he’s showing.

The fonts, too! I have no talent for picking out fonts. I just look and go “Ooh, pretty!” and stick it in there and then squish it around until it fits, as you can tell by the cover of Sign of Spring (yes, I did it myself. Life lesson learned: Hire someone to do your covers for you.) But, honestly, just looking at the font combination, I wouldn’t be surprised to see it on a Big Six paranormal cover.

You know, I’ve been pretty darn lucky so far. Everyone has been fantastic. Actually, the whole journey has been fantastic, from starting with my crit group, to these final, nerve-wracking days as I wait for Bite Me Tender to drop and everyone hides when they see me coming because I’m trying to do ALL THE THINGS.

Kudos to Loose Id. They’ve answered more inane questions than I’m sure they’ve ever seen in their lives (I’m a verbal learner–I often can’t figure out the simplest things until I’ve either asked the question or sent the email.), they’ve been patient with my sudden attacks of nerves and have set me to work with professional and extremely talented people, such as April and my ‘twin from a different mother’ editor Raven McKnight.

All authors should be so lucky.