During the recession at the beginning of the 21st century, many gays and lesbians moved from the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento to the Sierra Foothills. FLAG (Foothills Lesbians and Gays) was formed. This series was written for them.
Because I want to spend my time writing, I've hired Pride-Promotions to handle the bulk of my promotions. I'm really impressed with Will so far, but was blown away today when Will sent me this graphic designed for the Starbucks giveaway. I just love the way the beans and the cover complement each other. Is this cool or what? Yeah, it's cool.
If you're like me, what you're doing today between doing actual things like cleaning up the bits and pieces of Christmas and getting ready for the New Year, you're surfing the Web and looking for something interesting and quick to read.
Well, how about this? It's a tiny snippet of my forthcoming novella, What's in a Name? This snippet should give you a little taste for what the novella's about, and if you're intrigued enough, you can pre-order it (and save money--always a plus).
“Okay. How’s this for
a deal?” He put down his knife and fork and leaned into the table, stabbing me
with his eyes. “I’ll give you a week to guess my name. Seven chances. Every day
you can ask a few questions, then come up with what you think my name is. If
you’re right, I’ll buy the best bike for you and teach you how to ride it.”
“And if I’m wrong?”
“You owe me a kiss.”
He leaned back in satisfaction.
“A kiss? One measly
“Oh, I don’t want the
measly ones. I mean a real, God of Love kiss. Something to set my ass back a
couple a notches.”
Now I really laughed.
Right. Me, giving him a humdinger of a kiss? Right. Who were we kidding? Oh,
well. Didn’t matter because I was going to accept his challenge.
This whole publishing process has been a little surreal to me. I signed a contract, but doubted it really meant the novella would be published. I went through each of the three edits, and still doubted. I emailed AngstyD, the marvelous cover artist, back and forth and came out with what I think of as a kick-ass cover design, and still doubted.
But now, today, I'm beginning to believe! Today you can pre-order the novella at a reduced price. That must mean the novella will be published on January 21, right?
At any rate, I think readers will enjoy this little story, so I urge everyone to pre-order it as a tiny present to yourself for after the hustle-bustle of the holidays. My tag for the book is:
A barista. A bartender. And love.
So order a copy and take your e-book reader to a coffee shop, and enjoy!
That's right. Not the rat pack, but the ad pack arrived in my mailbox today, and I'm thrilled. Now the question is whether I should make all the wonderful things the ad pack images allow me to do or just slow down and breathe.
Yeah, right. Like breathing is an option. Okay, maybe it is. But just in little panting breaths since I'm getting just a little excited about the book going live. True, I still don't have a release date yet. But I am busy planning give-aways and other extras just in case someone else wants to celebrate with me.
So what's in the ad pack? Well, for one, a postcard (front and back):