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This is why you have to be there

opening stage Vuelta 2013In all the racing I’ve watched with the MU, the TV coverage shows us just enough to get the story across. When the winners get to the podium, we usually see them standing tall, stricken with the solemnity of winning. Some winners sniffle. A few shed tears. The podium girls kiss their cheeks, the UCI officials (I call them FIC in the book) shake their hands. Everyone waves their flowers and/or stuffed animals aloft. Then the cameras cut to the talking heads, usually Bob Rolle and Phil Liggett, who tell us how strong, brave, and wily the winners were.

And so we miss some fun. Here’s Astana ProTeam, who won the opening team time trial (say that three times fast) of this year’s Vuelta de Espana. And well they should celebrate: the Vuelta is just as important as the Tour de France or the Giro d’Italia. Those of us on the other side of someone else’s decisions on race coverage might never have seen this.

SpokesChristopher Nye, my journo in Spokes, has issues with trying to both cover the races and be elsewhere at the same time.  Since I enjoyed piling problems on him, he should be grateful I didn’t find this picture earlier, and force him to explain to his editor why he missed mentioning such a joyful moment.

Luca might look good dressed in spandex and champagne. Do I feel a followup short coming on? Hmm…

Spokes, available from Rocky Ridge Books, Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and All Romance eBooks, as print and ebook (MOBI, EPUB, and PDF.)

On the eve of launch

SpokesRemember that book I’ve been talking about? With the cyclist and the journalist, and the serious road racing in Europe? Guess what–it’s live!

Okay, getting the sneak peek print copies out for GayRomLit kept me away from  the blog, and then I partied hard enough in Atlanta that when I came home to  format the ebook, I introduced a couple of, erm, challenges in the formatting. They’re gone now, but so are my opportunities to tantalize you with snippets.

Spokes goes live all over (she hopes: one can’t make promises for etailing giants) tomorrow. In anticipation of Barnes and Noble and Kobo taking a while, I tried sneaking up on them. They laughed and got Spokes live days sooner than any other of Rocky Ridge’s titles. (Check here and here.)  All Romance eBooks will go live in the wee hours of the morning. And Amazon? Well, I expect to see a link by morning. Timing is one of the challenges I wasn’t expecting with publishing this book.

If you’re feeling lucky, stop by Stumbling Over Chaos, and if patience isn’t your strong suit, you can have your choice of format from your choice of retailer. More links to come!

Friday morning edit! Spokes is up at Amazon! The paperback went glitchy but look for it again this afternoon.

Second edit–All Romance eBooks is up!  Get Mobi, Epub, or PDF.

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Pro cyclist Luca Biondi lives for the race. For the star of Team Antano-Clark, victory lies within his grasp—if he can outdistance 200 other hopefuls, avoid suspicion from race officials, and keep his lieutenant more friend than foe. Luca also has secrets, and eyes for amateur cyclist and journalist Christopher Nye.

Christopher understands Luca’s need to keep their relationship under wraps, but chafes at hiding in the shadows of his lover’s career. He’s ready to cheer Luca’s victories, but he knows too well how triumph can turn to tears. While Christopher’s heart sees Luca the man, his inner journalist—and his editor—sees the cycling world’s biggest scoop.

From the jagged curves of the Colorado Rockies to the viciously steep Belgian hills, Luca can ride out any bumps—except rumors about his loyalty.

A few words in the wrong ear could crash everything. With miles between them, hints of scandal, and Luca’s fierce need to guard his reputation, a journalist might have to let go of the biggest story of his career or risk forcing his lover to abandon the race. Christopher and Luca face a path more treacherous than any road to the summit in the Italian Alps.

Spokes–the sneak peek!

SpokesI’m coming up for air! Spokes is done! I should have print books in my hand later this week.

Did I mention my hand is going to be in Atlanta, for Gay Rom Lit?

No, I didn’t, because my entire life has been aimed at getting this book ready by this time, aside from a few moments for the EDJ and a lot of moments for high school mathematics (Youngerson needs help.)

But yes, Gay Rom Lit, here I come, and the attendees will have the first look at my cycling novel.  Everyone will get to see soon, I promise: the MOBI, EPUB, and PDF versions will be available after Atlanta, and since I”m not editing and alll, I also solemnly promise that I will tell people about it!

Spokes

Pro cyclist Luca Biondi lives for the race. For the star of Team Antano-Clark, victory lies within his grasp—if he can outdistance 200 other hopefuls, avoid suspicion from race officials, and keep his lieutenant more friend than foe. Luca also has secrets, and eyes for amateur cyclist and journalist Christopher Nye.

Christopher understands Luca’s need to keep their relationship under wraps, but chafes at hiding in the shadows of his lover’s career. He’s ready to cheer Luca’s victories, but he knows too well how triumph can turn to tears. While Christopher’s heart sees Luca the man, his inner journalist—and his editor—sees the cycling world’s biggest scoop.

From the jagged curves of the Colorado Rockies to the viciously steep Belgian hills, Luca can ride out any bumps—except rumors.

A few words in the wrong ear could crash everything. With miles between them, hints of scandal, and Luca’s fierce need to guard his reputation, a journalist might have to let go of the biggest story of his career or risk forcing his lover to abandon the race. Christopher and Luca face a path more treacherous than any road to the summit in the Italian Alps.

Links coming soon!

Training Cats–it’s for real

Training cats3Now that I’ve tortured you all with the misery of blurb-writing, it’s time to let you read the story. ;D

Training Cats features Keith and Dante’s buddy Brent, who needs their help rather badly. Now available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, All Romance eBooks, and Rainbow eBooks.

Close enough to touch, and still out of reach—Evan rings the PriceCo pharmacy register for Brent and keeps his thoughts about the pharmacist to himself. He dies a little inside every time he sees Brent with Tyler—why does Brent let that jerk treat him like dirt?

After one humiliation too many, Brent’s asking himself that same question. He has a better chance of teaching a cat to sit and stay than of convincing handsome, self-centered Tyler to be thoughtful. It’s time to be single again.

With the right bait, Evan can teach a cat to roll over or a man to see what’s before his eyes. He might need Kitty Noms, or a touch of kindness, a pinch of consideration, and a trail of M&Ms.

 

 

New pretties for the Mountains

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I have new pretties!  Reese Dante was very busy with her magic fingers and Photoshop, creating covers for two upcoming Mountain stories.

Return to the Mountain stars two new characters, Gary Richardson and Seth Morgan, a couple of small town boys with nothing but empty pockets, big dreams, and each other. Gary and Seth need an entire novel for their story. Watch for a couple of characters from The Rare Event who come to play golf in the Rockies. Who said Wapiti Creek was only fun in the winter?

Cross the Mountain is a Mark and Allan story–a little bit of a “Good time goes wrong, but not permanently” tale. This one is a short, and will be free. Dreamspinner and I want to give a small gift to all the Mountain fans, and a nommy little taste to new readers.

Watch for both books to come out in March–they’ll be here with the others once they hit the coming soon page.