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50% off sale at Smashwords on selected titles

Just in time for the Tour de France, Spokes and a few selected titles are 50% off at Smashwords.

Now’s your big chance to grab a handful of highly-toned, Spandex-clad story, of love, cycling, betrayal, and redemption.


Or if you’d rather have a frisky otter shifter, try Otter Chaos at this great discount. Lon’s happy to play.

Sales prices are good through the end of July.

Welcome, Otter Chaos!

otter chaos (1)Lon and Corey are back and ready to be read!

Otter Chaos is live all over the place, from Amazon to Apple, from All Romance Ebooks to Smashwords and Scribd.

The fellas are all over the internet too, with excerpts and giveaways on a host of review and author sites. You could win a signed paperback, an ecopy in your choice of mobi, epub, or PDF, or an otter ornament suitable for holiday trees or your chandelier.

Here are the wonderful folks hosting Professor Corey Levine and his mustelid darling:

otter ornament

Or you could grab your very own copy while it’s still at the absurdly low preorder price, and hope your very own Lon comes in the mail.

Get Otter Chaos: Corey wouldn’t have it any other way.

Amazon ~ Are ~ Smashwords ~ Rocky Ridge Books ~ iTunes ~ Kobo  ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Scribd

Otter Chaos cracked the top ten at ARe!

I just kinda sorta peeked at the ARe best-seller list, just, you know, dreaming a little, AND LOOK!

ARe best seller list 8

Whoot! #8 in the store! And they sent me a badge!


Anyone who says they don’t need no stinkin’ badge never got offered one of these.

You, too, can have your copy of Otter Chaos from ARe, in PDF, epub, or mobi, all shiny and ready to read on October 9.

Lon says, “Do eet!”

Lon and Corey return

The wonderful Dar Albert of Wicked Smart Designs put up with my thrashings and indecisive understanding of design, and still came up with the perfect face for a book about an otter shifter and his bewildered lover. Lon, the cutie with whiskers, opted to wear his fur for his closeup. Corey’s dressed for the outdoors rather than the classroom, but even a professor of economics has to get outside for fieldwork now and then.  No snowboarding this time, but enough adventure to keep their adrenaline pumping.

Otter Chaos is the followup and full-length novel companion to Tail Slide. If you haven’t read that one, never fear–I packaged them together.

Coming soon!

I am plotting against the werewolves!

The French-fried Stickleback, otters, and me

KoiFor years, I’ve watched the hullabaloo around NaNo, but never dipped my toes in. Authors I’ve known, such as Mara Ismine, who regularly manage a double NaNo, always intimidate me right out of the game. Since I have been known to emit thousands of words a day, perhaps it’s time. I can do it once in a while. Can I string a bunch of once in a whiles together?

The NaNo book is code-named The Tale of the French-fried Stickleback. As a working title, I’ve had worse. Maybe. “Every Inch a Man” provoked unseemly laughter.  A native Colorado species is the fish bone of contention, and when confronted with the Nano screen, I couldn’t for the life of me recall the correct name.  It’s fiction–I made one up.

This will be the second story with my otter shifter, Lon, and his boyfriend, economics professor Corey, who now have last names and a koi pond and werewolves in the office.

Day five, and I’m 10,300 words into it, and I’m having fun. That what otters do.

Here’s where Lon and Corey started:

TailslideFinal200x300Fresh powder snow and running water in the Colorado back country call Lon like the moon calls the wolves. Belly-sliding to a good time on the weekends makes up for a workweek at a desk, and meeting Corey adds a whole new level of fun to snowboarding.

It’s easy to slip away for time alone in the the woods without raising suspicion, but how’s Lon to entertain himself when bad snow and a worse spill force them off the mountain too early?

Never give an otter a box of Cheerios.

Find Tail Slide at Rocky Ridge Books, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, All Romance eBooks, and  iTunes.