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Alpha Squirrel is a Bestseller!

aRe 36 Less than a day after going on pre-order, Alpha Squirrel has hit All Romance Ebooks Bestseller list. Thank you to everyone who pre-ordered! You’ve really made my day. My beta readers tell me you won’t be disappointed; I’m a little too close to it still to have any opinion on the relative merits of the story. For those who thought the first one was short on world-building, though, this one makes up for it. 🙂

Rise of the Alpha Squirrel

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Nathan's afraid to introduce Vince to other shifters. After all, who wouldn't want to steal good-enough-to-lick-all-over Vince? But Fate--and boyfriends--have a way of cracking all your best laid plans.


And we’re live!

12699163_1680330238872313_452051671_oAlpha Squirrel is currently up for pre-order on All Romance Ebooks. I’m still waiting for the Zon to say it’s okay, which may not be until tomorrow morning. I’ve posted the link anyway, since they gave me my ASIN. Now it’s just a waiting game.

And what do you think of this awesome graphic that Ana J Phoenix made for me? She’s got a knack for picking out the perfect quote for these things. I love it; it makes me laugh.

ETA: Amazon’s good now! Wow, that was fast. The link in the sidebar will take you to your Amazon store, if you want to pre-order.

Just a note: the current price of 99 cents is only good until March 3. On March 4, it goes back up to its regular price of $2.99. So if you’re interested, grab it while it’s cheap!

#RainbowSnippets: Rise of the Alpha Squirrel

RiseoftheAlphaSquirrelfinalAs we get closer to release date, my fingernails get shorter. I’ve been bouncing around the story trying to figure out a good 6 lines to use for Rainbow Snippets this week (check out all of them here!), but I’ve found one that sort of introduces a few new characters.

Now, there’s a bit of a story behind these characters. I’ll explain the goats next week, but the red pandas I’ll explain right now. Devon Hunter is an actor in porn films and sometime male escort, and he loves red pandas. Like, serious squeeing kind of love. It all started as people being silly, chatting on Twitter, but somewhere in there, the red panda family was born, and the twins, Devon and Hunter, ended up being named after Devon. (But, Devon is way better behaved than the twins. Not that the twins mean badly, they’re just young and determined and, well–twins). And that’s why the book is dedicated to Devon.

There’s a serious possibility of Devon and Hunter and their older brother Jake coming back in their own book, once I get Nathan and Vince mostly squared away.

The subtle rustling of the bushes created a haven of privacy for them. Nathan had just finished licking raspberry juice and salad dressing from Vince’s fingers when it occurred to him—there wasn’t actually any wind. He sat back and peered in the direction of the noise.

A small red, masked face poked through the leaves. A second one popped up, right beside it. Then, with a massive crash of snapping twigs, two little black and white goats leaped over the pandas and into the campsite.

“Protect the burgers,” Nathan cried and ran to intercept the four-legged torpedoes barreling around the picnic table.

#RainbowSnippets: Rise of the Alpha Squirrel

Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird (archilochus colubris) in flight with a yellow flower and a colorful background

Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird (archilochus colubris) in flight with a yellow flower and a colorful background

Alpha Squirrel went to beta readers yesterday–late, yes. Health issues and input from my usual “must add 2000 words at the last minute” brain. But it’s gone and now I get to chew my nails and attempt to distract myself with another work in progress and pre-formatting on the manuscript. Yes, I’m also totally doing stuff out of order, which may come back to bite me. Blame my stupid immune system–I do. 😀

In keeping with the hummingbird theme, I thought I’d give you a slightly better intro to Charlie. He’s not in the scene yet, but Nathan is trying to prepare Vince for his first encounter with a were other than Nathan.

“A hummingbird?” Vince’s expression was incredulous. “You’re kidding me.”

“What? You can believe in a squirrel shifter, but not a hummingbird?” There was movement in the trees, a flash of pale skin, getting closer.

“Listen, he’s got a bit of a Napoleon complex—all hummingbirds do. Don’t make fun of him being a bit on the small side, it just gets him all worked up and then he’s impossible to live with.”

“A hummingbird with a temper.”

Assuming everything goes to plan, Alpha Squirrel should go on pre-order on February 15, and be available for sale on February 25. Keep an eye open for the blog tour, as well. We’re posting excerpts from a couple of books written by a team of weres with doctorates (And yes, they’re exactly as wordy and pretentious as you expect.), who have produced a series of self-help books to help weres integrate into human society.

Check out the rest of our Snippets–there’s some really great ones that will make you need a second TBR pile!

Nathan Made It Home!

I got pictures today of our pseudo-Nathan, wearing his bandana, and making friends in his new home.

20160131_173607Here he is, checking out the locals. This one looks like just about the right size to hang around with. And she’s a reader too, which I’m sure Nathan appreciates.










20160131_173739Then there are other locals, who are rather intimidatingly large. (And, lets face it–Nathan gets nervous around carnivores.) Luckily, Stormy doesn’t appear too interested in a fluffy brown squirrel.










20160131_173901We probably shouldn’t say that he minds all carnivores, since he doesn’t seem to bothered by this one. Maybe Mischief just gives off that laidback vibe.


Many thanks to Debra and her daughter for the pictures of Nathan in his new home!

#RainbowSnippets: Rise of the Alpha Squirrel

RiseoftheAlphaSquirrelfinalDon’t forget to check out the other marvellous snippets at our Facebook group!

Today’s snippet is courtesy of MC Hana, who told me a story of an encounter she had with a hummingbird, which was subsequently adapted into this story.

“Shhhh. You’ll scare him,” Vince whispered, without taking his eyes off the coffee cup.

“Him? Who?” Nathan looked again, and only then did he notice the tiny green bird sitting on the edge, his long beak buried in the mess of melted cream at the top of the cup.

Nathan leaned forward to get a better look. The hummingbird stopped drinking and turned its head to one side to look back at him, all cocky, as if it was daring him to try to take his coffee back. It fluffed its feathers and shifted on the cup’s rim, like it was making itself comfortable for a long stay. Like it was laying claim to Nathan’s treat.

The amused look in its eyes was familiar. With growing horror, he realized he knew that hummingbird… Oh, no!

#Rainbow Snippets: Rise of the Alpha Squirrel

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For all my friends in the US. *ducks*

Another tidbit from the sequel to my weresquirrel romance Nuts About You. 🙂 (This goes a line or two beyond the 6 sentence limit, but it sets up next week’s snippet so well… )

Don’t forget to check out the other snippets at our Facebook Group!

It didn’t take long. Vince appeared in the archway that led to the hall, wearing only Nathan’s absolutely favorite pair of shorts, and scratching his belly absently. He opened the refrigerator and retrieved a large measuring cup full of dark, grainy-looking pancake batter.

Vince put the cup on the counter and balled up the plastic wrap that had been keeping it fresh.

“Pancakes,” he called out the window.

Nathan turned his nose up and then, for extra emphasis, spun and gave him the ‘talk to the tail’ treatment. He loved Vince’s pancakes, but he was going to make the man work for the privilege of feeding them to him.

Some clunks and the unmistakable sound of the frying pan being put on the stove almost made him turn around, but he held firm. No more Nutsy. He was going to win that argument or die trying.

Nathan’s been crushing on one of his regular Bulk Mart customers for a while now. In squirrel form, he sits on Vince’s bird feeders, munching on seeds and enjoying the eye candy. Until the day Vince notices him raiding the feeder…

Nathan's afraid to introduce Vince to other shifters. After all, who wouldn't want to steal good-enough-to-lick-all-over Vince? But Fate--and boyfriends--have a way of cracking all your best laid plans.


Nathan and Vince are Going to France

croissant-squirrelOkay, maybe not really. But I just signed a contract with Sidh Press to translate Nuts About You into French, and they’re interested in the rest of the series as well.

It will be interesting to see how it turns out. I’m going to try to get them to hire Ana J. Phoenix to do the french cover as well, but we’ll have to see. They may want to differentiate it a bit from the the English version.

(While looking for an image for this post, I stumbled across this website: Water in My Paint Art Gallery. She has some fantastic paintings. You have to see the jackalope!And guys…guys…she has a NERD SQUIRREL! And she’s not expensive at all.)

We’re Number 1! We’re Number 1!

Nuts About You climbed the Amazon charts today, hitting #1 in the LGBT short reads.
Ranking Jan 17
The overall Kindle ranking blew my mind. I don’t think I’ve ever been that high. (Well, not in ranking, yuck yuck. :P)

I had to screenshot this too:
top 100 paid
Because eeeeeeeeeeeeee!

I think I might get them framed.

It still amazes me that people like my silly little running gag of a story. I mean, I shoveled every single nut pun I could imagine into it, and a few other really bad ones too. It’s a source of constant surprise that no one’s shown up at my door with torches and pitchforks to take me away as a serial pun abuser. (Not saying it won’t ever happen, just that I’m prepared. Be ready to have cats tossed at you when you show up.) I hope you’ll find that Rise of the Alpha Squirrel and The Wall Nuts continue the fine tradition of on-page bloopers and really bad puns.

🙂

Nuts About You

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Nathan’s been crushing on one of his regular Bulk Mart customers for a while now. In squirrel form, he sits on Vince’s bird feeders, munching on seeds and enjoying the eye candy. Until the day Vince notices him raiding the feeder…