Both On Call stories, featuring Keith and Dante, are out now, and Jenre very kindly reviewed them on her blog and at Jessewave’s. *swoons at her 4.75 stars/Excellent assessments*
Find the details here: a href=”http://www.reviewsbyjessewave.com/?p=20123″>Jessewave and Jenre’s Well Read for On Call: Afternoon, and here for her opinions of On Call: Dancing.
Just perfect timing that Torquere should be running a sale through midnight 4/2/10, code word ‘nofool’ for 15% off.
8/26/11 Jessewave got hacked so links will be disabled until they are healed.
On Call: Dancing, the follow-up, established couple story about Dr. Keith Hoyer and Dr. Dante James, will be out later today! I’ll post a buy link once it’s up, but here’s what it’s about:
“It’s all a prelude to the horizontal tango,” Dante tells Keith, and drags him to the dance club, two left feet or no. Work has a way of chasing this doctor and vet couple down — the victims in a car crash need their help more than they need a night out — but a night in, tending an injured dog, can be filled with landmines — and music.
Hehe, I’m excited!
I am delighted to report that my new Sip, On Call; Afternoon, has gained some very positive notice! Both Jenre of Well Read and Elisa Rolle found some merit to the story and very kindly said so.
Jenre gave Keith and Dante an Excellent!
Keith strikes me as a very thoughtful and careful man who has been burned by lovers in the past. This makes him cautious, but he’s honest with himself about his physical attraction to Dante. As this is written in the 1st person, we only get Keith’s thoughts, but he is a likeable and sympathetic narrator. The plotting is gentle with the focus very much on the relationship. I liked this and very much enjoyed this strong character based story.
She has some other lovely things to say as well, which you will find here.
Elisa Rolle also enjoyed the story, even with a scene-stealing cat.
This is only a short story but it’s very nice and romantic, and how could be anything else, when we are speaking of hot doctors and their furry friends, little matchmaker kitties?
See the rest of Elisa’s comments here at her site.
Now excuse me while I do the happy dance!
My new Sip, On Call: Afternoon, is now available from Torquere Press! This new short story features Dr. Keith Hoyer and Dr. Dante James, who have a lot in common but a lot of differences, not least of which is specialty – Dante is a vet. A good thing, because when Keith’s cat is injured, he needs a vet who can be reached on a Sunday. The second Keith and Dante story, On Call: Dancing, should be along in a month or so.
The blurb (slightly different than on the TQP site, since Eden Winters had a helpful hand in this one)
New single doctor in town, Keith Hoyer, gets plenty of interest, but is it for himself, the M.D.after his name, or what they think is in his wallet? The patients, of course, are strictly off limits. So each night he goes home to his big, gray tabby cat, Harpo, and unfulfilled dreams.
Then he opens the door to his exam room to find hunky veterinarian Dante James, with whom he’d rather play doctor than treat professionally. Too shy to approach the man, Keith needs Harpo to play inadvertent matchmaker.
Now, just because authors need inspiration, I spent some time looking at this not entirely safe for work pic. Scroll down, because the “more” cut isn’t cutting.
The first Keith and Dante story, On Call: Afternoon, will be coming out next Saturday. Of course, this means edits, marketing documents, and more edits. It’s always an eye-opener to find out what the editor and proofers see that the author does not.
I love the anticipation of seeing my words in print — there are far more of them now than a year ago, but I hope that the thrill never wears off.
There will be more — I certainly generate a lot of them. On a ski trip this weekend, in the aches and pains of a first time cross-country expedition, a plot bunny bit. Why don’t I do this to a character?
Three thousand words hit the page this morning before breakfast.