Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Timmy's Beta Review of Slaying Isidore's Dragons by C. Kenendy


One thing that is totally awesome about being friends with a YA author is I get to beta-read for him. However, neither my friendship with Cody or the fact that I was a beta-reader played any part in my review of Slaying Isidore’s Dragons. 

Jean-Isidore de Sauveterre and Declan David de Quirke II are both sons of ambassadors, and they both have a lot going on in their lives. Isidore is dealing with an abusive home life and the loss of his mother, while Declan is dealing with the loss of his father. They meet at school, and Declan starts protecting Isidore almost immediately. As soon as Declan learns of Isidore’s troubled home life, he takes action. Isidore is moved into Declan’s home and begins to recover. However, that’s not the end for them. There are Isidore’s four brothers and father to deal with, problems at school, and assassination attempts. This book is one you won’t want to put down. There is so much going on and more than one mystery to unravel. Through it all, you get to watch Declan and Isidore’s feelings evolve into a great love. 

I have read a total of two full books, one novella, and a free serial story by C. Kennedy. I am in awe of his ability to tell a story in any form, and I was not disappointed when I beta-read Slaying Isidore’s Dragons. It takes great talent to be able to tell a story that is based on negative situations in such a way that it gives hope to the reader. Cody has done that in every book I’ve read of his, but especially in Slaying Isidore’s Dragons. Coming from a troubled home myself, I really appreciate how Cody can tell stories of abused kids and still leave me feeling hope after reading it.

Happiness is a hard thing for abused kids to see in their futures. It’s like that pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. We want it to be real but can’t seem to actually find it. Books like Cody’s give us hope for our futures, and he does it by telling his stories without dwelling on all the negatives in our lives. It’s not that he skims over the negative aspects, because those are all there, but he shows us how we can still have the elusive happiness by learning to trust the right people who want to help us. So, I would like to thank Cody for the time and effort he puts into his books for the kids that need it the most. 

I give this book 5 marbles and would give it more if I could. It is a must read (as soon as it comes out). Be sure to buy your own copy rather than borrow, because you will want to read it more than once. ~Timmy

This review is based upon the book pre-publication and may change following publication.


Slaying Isidore's Dragons by C. Kennedy
Coming in 2015!

About Slaying Isidore's Dragons

5 Best friends
4 Vicious brothers
3 STD tests
2 Guys in love
1 Car bombing
&
Nowhere to run

Slaying Isidore’s Dragon’s follows the burgeoning love of two high school seniors during the worst year of their lives. Irish born Declan David de Quirke II is the son of two Ambassadors, one Irish and one American. He’s come out to his parents but to no one else. French born Jean-Isidore de Sauvéterre is the son of two Ambassadors, one Catalan and one Parisian. His four half-brothers have been told to cure him of his homosexuality. Declan and Isidore meet at the beginning of their senior year in high school at a private academy in the United States. Declan is immediately smitten with Isidore and becomes his knight in shining armor. Isidore wants to keep what little is left of his sanity and needs Declan’s love to do it.

5 Weeks of hell
4 Attempts on their lives
3 Law enforcement agencies
2 Dead high school seniors
1 Jealous friend
&
A love that won’t be denied

One is beaten, one is drugged, one is nearly raped, one has been raped, they are harassed by professors and police, and have fights at school, but none of it compares to running for their lives. When the Headmaster’s popular son attempts suicide and someone attempts to assassinate Declan’s mother, they are thrown headlong into chaos, betrayal, conspiracy, allegations of sexual coercion, pornography, even murder. And one of them carries a secret that may get them killed.

5 New family members
4 BFF’s
3 Countries
2 Extraordinary Psychologists
1 Courageous Mother
&
A new beginning for two young men in love


Find Cody here, on Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter @CodyKAuthor,

a postscript from Cody: 
Timmy made the Slaying Isidore's Dragons banner that you see above.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Queer Romance Month - Get Involved!

October is Queer Romance Month and I'm a participating author! You can be too! Get involved!

Queer Romance Month exists to celebrate queer romantic fiction in all its aspects. We believe that love is love, and nobody should be relegated to a sidebar or a subgenre. Queer romance is romance.

We welcome anyone who believes in love, irrespective of gender or orientation. Allies, supporters and the curious are all part of QRM. We support the right to read what you like, write what you love, and be who you are. We love romantic fiction. We want to share the love and help some amazing books and authors reach a wider audience.

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Timmy's Review of You Don't Know Jack by M.C. Lee

This is a book that I didn’t think I would like at first, but it proved me wrong around the fourth chapter. It was hard to get into, because it was so totally different from anything else I had ever read. This turns out to be one reason why I really liked the book. Once I was able to get a grasp on what was going on, I had no problem putting myself in the main character’s mind. I threw myself into Jack’s point of view and I LOVED the story after that. I could totally relate to Jack’s feelings if I were placed in the life he lived in. 

Jack isn’t the empty shell that we first think he is. He proves that by his feelings toward his last mission, and the fact that he feels guilty about it. He also shows it in his feelings about his new mission. It isn’t because he had no thoughts and emotions before this. It’s that he never had a chance to explore them. He doesn’t have a life like all the other kids, and simple things such as popular drinks and styles, have no meaning to him. Not because he wants them not too, but because he hasn’t experienced them or had a chance to really learn about them. 

Jack’s whole life is The Center he grew up in and works for. He has never known anything but portraying someone other than himself for the missions he goes on. He can figure out and analyze the situations and people he is in or around, but not himself. I’m very curious to see how he grows in the next book. 

I really enjoyed trying to figure out the secret organization Jack works for and what they could possibly stand for, but this author has a knack for suspense and mystery, so I still I don’t know! Luckily the ending left a huge gap for more to come. That made me really happy in this instance and when it usually leaves me feeling cheated. 

I’m excited to see what comes of Jack and Leo. They have a sweet romance that I would like to see it continue. I want so badly for Jack to have a happy ending. Though this book didn’t really have a happy ending, it didn’t end like it was over. It was almost as if this was just the first chapter of a continuing story. Now, normally I don’t like that kind of ending. I don’t like when a book ends right when it gets good, but MC Lee pulled it off well. I felt that this part of the story was done, and now we will move on to the next chapter of Jack’s life. 

The story has a heartbreaking unexpected twist at the end that even surprised me, and that is unusual. I normally can guess what will happen in a book or movie. This was a really interesting mystery story that kept me interested until the very end and more. I will be bugging the author for another book! (Well, I would if I knew the author, which I don’t, so if anyone that reads this and knows him/her please bug for me. ;)  ~Timmy


You Don't Know Jack by M.C. Lee
Available in Print and eBook 

About You Don't Know Jack

Jack has never known an ordinary life. “The Center,” a shadowy organization with its own hidden agenda, has been his home, his school, and his job. Under the command of a man he knows only as his guardian, Jack has trained relentlessly in order to carry out the Center’s secret missions. In the three years since he turned thirteen, he’s been given more and more complex assignments, rarely questioning the reasons behind each operation. Now, going by the name Jack Carlisle, his orders are to go to Maine and befriend high school track star Leo McCormack. 

Jack finds Leo easy to like, and soon the like becomes something more. He knows he shouldn’t act on his attraction—it’s against all the rules. However, Leo wants Jack in his life as much as Jack wants Leo, and soon the two begin a relationship. Jack gets a sweet taste of real life, but when the mission ends the fallout could be disastrous--and not just because Leo’s father is the target of the operation.

Find MC Lee on Goodreads 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Timmy's Review of Geography Club by Brent Hartinger


This story had great characters that were very believable. Every character in this story could have been a kid I went to school with. The average gay boy trying to hide and stay just there on the line between popular and bullied, the gay jock that is scared of being outed, the friend that would do anything to be popular, the lesbian that hides her relationship, but is proud of it as well, and the boy nobody likes and was always bullied and abused. 

The feelings that Russell displayed were similar feelings to what I had felt at one time or another in my life, and this helps to bring out the “real” in the story. Kevin, I believe could have been so much more then he ended up being. (More on this later.) Gunnar was a self-absorbed ass who was willing to sell out and exploit his best friend for a chance at a girl that didn’t even exist (she didn’t like him). Sadly not uncommon in school. Min was very laid back, but also very true to herself and her beliefs. She was willing to fight for what he believed in. Brian was my favorite character in the book. He had the strength and poise under attack that I wish I could master. Though, I would like to point out that there were a few parts about Brian I didn’t believe. I have been bullied and abused all my life, so to me it’s hard to believe that he didn’t remember who bullied him especially when it’s a new bully. While at school, a bullied kid ALWAYS remembers and knows whom to hide from. Now, no longer at that school, I can understand why only the worst bullies stand out in his mind. 

I loved the club idea and thought that played well in the story. It started for only LGBT and grew from there. I loved the way that the club members interacted, and could see this as a real club at school. 

One thing didn’t like was that I felt the author was telling me the story instead of me being able to get in the story as I was living it. I would prefer to feel what the characters feel and not be told what they feel. 

When I look for the perfect book for me, I look at whether I can relate to the book and its characters and, whether the book left me with hope. I have said it before, but I feel it bears repeating: hope is a very important and can be a very strong, sometimes the only, inspiration to a kid who needs help. This book was well written, and the scenario could be something that does happen high school life. Sadly, it was not the book for me. This is not to say many of you won’t like it. It was made into a movie so there are many who did like it. I feel there were many ways this book could have ended that would have brought me hope. I have a hard life, so I understand that life is not easy and not perfect. I however, would like to hope and wish for the better future.

I have read books that have ripped my heart to shreds and I have hurt along with the characters in the book, but a good story for me, will sew my heart back together and leave me feeling hopeful. The end of this book just didn’t do it for me. I was so mad that Kevin couldn’t take the pressure. He became exactly what that club was against. Though Russell started to lose himself, he found himself again. Kevin just became the jock that gives gay Jocks a bad name. I feel that by doing that, the author gave those actions approval. I truly work hard to overcome the abuse I endure at school, so it hurt me a little when I felt that this book was saying it was ok to hide and not be yourself out of fear. It’s ok to turn your back on someone you claim to care about, as long as you are safe. There was no hope in that message for someone like me, and it goes against what I feel a YA LGBT author should show us kids. I give this book 2 marbles. ~Timmy


Geography Club by Brent Hartinger
Available in Print and eBook

About Geography Club

Russel Middlebrook is convinced he’s the only gay kid at Robert L. Goodkind High School. Then his online gay-chat buddy turns out to be none other than Kevin, the popular but closeted star of the school’s baseball team. Soon Russel meets other gay students too. There’s his best friend, Min, who reveals she‘s bisexual; Min’s soccer-playing girlfriend, Terese; and Terese’s politically active friend, Ike.

But how can kids this diverse get together without drawing attention to themselves?

Find Brent Hartinger on his website, Tumblr, Twitter, Goodreads and Facebook
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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Bus Ride by Timmy

This is part two of a special two part post on Love Bytes Reviews

I’m really scared today, it’s been a long day already and it just turned 7am. I had to wake and deal with a family that doesn’t understand me. They say they do, and they say they will protect me, but they look at me different then the they do each other. They send me off into the world that doesn’t understand me. As I wait by my bus stop, my stomach ties itself into knots. I know what is coming, and I can see it in my mind. I daydream about the quietness of my room, and the safety I find there. I try to imagine that I’m still warm and safe in my bed, but it doesn’t work. I know that the minute that bus stops, I will be entering their world. I watch the bus coming up the street and steel myself for what is to come. As the bus stop grows busier I hide behind a tree. It’s not hard for me to hide, because I’m small and easily overlooked. 

When the bus stops I see all the kids running to get the good seats, which is easy because we are only the second stop. That means I have 12 more stops to sit through and 45 more minutes before I get to school. Most kids would think that was great. They have 45 minutes to hang out with their friends, but I don’t have friends. I have no one who will understand me and help me. As I enter the bus, I make eye contact with the driver. He gives me a little sneer and tells me to hurry up and be seated already. I immediately look down and try to hurry out of his sight. I have no ally there either. 

Because I am still looking at the floor, I see the foot that pops out. I wish I wasn’t hustling, because I can’t slow down in enough time to miss the foot. As I fall to the dirty wet aisle floor, I hear the laughing and insults they fling at me. I bite back my scream and tears. I work hard trying to get up in the small space, all the while wishing it hadn’t rained today. Now, I will have mud stains on the front of my clothes all day. 

I’m feeling lucky today, because there is an empty seat close to the front. Though the driver never helps me, at least the kids don’t hurt me as much if I’m in the front. Just as I begin to sit the driver hits the brakes hard, and I go flying across my seat and face-first into the window. “Retard!” I hear from more than one of the kids on the bus. It’s okay, I can handle this, I tell myself. Around this time the whispers start. I hear almost all of it because they don’t even try to whisper quietly. 

“He can’t understand, because he’s a retard.”

“What a stupid little kid! I don’t know why his parents keep him!” 

“I know his brother, he is nothing like it.”

“OMG! I think he touched me when he walked by! I hope I can’t catch what he has.”

It goes on and on, kids talking about me, like I can’t hear them. It hurts. There is this deep loneliness and sadness that I can’t make go away. Ever. I think about what they are saying and wonder why my parents keep someone like me around. I don’t even want to be around me. I disgust myself. I think if they were to send me away, I would understand. I feel sorry that I disgrace them like I do. I promise myself that I will try harder and work harder to be normal. 

At the 5th stop, my stomach clenches, because that means it’s Chris's stop. At the beginning of the school year Chris told me we could be friends. I was so proud of myself! I had a friend! It was the best thing that happened to me in my whole life! I wrote notes to him, and he talked to me. I thought he really understood me. We were going to be best friends forever! Then the real world caught up to me and showed me what friends did to each other. Chris had used all the notes and letters I wrote him and made a small crude looking book. He had pasted them all on papers and stapled them together. I guess he made copies because there were about 50 of these books going around school. He named the book, A Day in the Life of a Mute Retarded Gay Boy. There it was for everyone to see, in my own handwriting. They all knew I not only couldn’t talk, but that I was gay.

For some reason that I can’t fathom, the fact that I have a speech impediment meant I was also retarded. I believed this for many years, until one day I decided to look up the word. And this is what I found. 

Definition of RETARDED: 
slow or limited in intellectual or emotional development or academic progress

re·tard·ed
adjective \ri-ˈtärd-əd\ (Medical Dictionary)
Medical Definition of RETARDED
sometimes offensive : slow or limited in intellectual or emotional development : characterized by mental retardation

That did not resemble me or the problems I had but everyone, including my family, has told me that, yes, I am a retard. So I go with it. Who am I to argue? Besides I see kids calling other kids “retard” all the time. So, maybe it wasn’t a bad name? I tell myself this, but it still hurts when they say it to me. 

Anyway, it was Chris's stop and, any minute, I will be in my personal hell. I see his red hat first as he climbs the stairs. I loved that red hat. It used to be mine. It was the only gift I ever remembered getting from my dad. Chris took it about a week after his book went around school. I was so upset, I cried for hours that night. I still feel something crushing my heart when I see him wearing it. I thought I loved him. He was my hero. My first crush and my best and only friend. He knew how precious that hat was to me. Well, now the whole school knew it as well. It is a big joke and everyone laughs when they see him wearing my hat. And just like a rehearsed chorus, all the kids on the bus start laughing. I feel the tears beading up in my eyes, and quickly look down at my folded hands in my lap. 

I swallow back the vomit rising in my throat, when I feel his arm come around my shoulder. He knows I can’t handle being touched. He does this to see if he can make me vomit today, as I have in the past. I wish I had the nerve to vomit on him, but he warned me what would happen if I did that. Not to mention, the bus driver who allowed this to continue always made me clean up my vomit. So, I was humiliated for being bullied.

At this time we have 28 minutes left on the bus. By the time I had made it to school, I was numb. I moved on autopilot and had turned my brain and emotions off to protect myself. I’m assuming this is where people get the impression that I am retarded in some way, but what I’m really doing is trying to survive. And now the easiest part of the day is done and it’s time for the real hard stuff, I must live through another day at school.



I want you to do something for me. I want you to go back and read this again. Only, this time, I want you to use yourself as the “I” in this story. Then think hard of all the times that you were one of those people laughing and calling names. Most people won’t admit to being one of them, but at some time during your life, you will have laughed, sneered, or made someone less fortunate than you feel low. Just because they can’t speak for themselves (for whatever reasons) doesn’t mean that they can’t be hurt. 

The moral of this story: Kids are mean, and they grow up to teach their kids to be mean. If any of the kids on this bus stood up to these bullies, maybe I wouldn’t have spent hours thinking that ending my life would be better than going to school the next day. Teach your kids not to hurt others. Explain to them what the words they say mean. It may be “just a joke” to them, but it is a hurtful thing to the people who feel that the words represent what they really are. Tell them that laughing at what the bullies do only encourages them to continue and do worse. HELP the kids like me by teaching your kids about people with differences. Talk to their teachers and find out if they are bullies. Take the time to get to know the kids they hang out with. KNOW what your child is up to in school.

This is one of my true stories. Thanks for reading it. ~Timmy

All content ©2014 Timmy Ashton. All Rights Reserved.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Safe Fan Art created by Liliana Li

Created using model Gus Drake as Nico (photography by Mcklyn Cole)
and an unknown model as Caleb
You can also find beautiful fan art created by Fairy fans here 
and Omorphi fan art here.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Timmy's Review of Hero by Perry Moore



A note to readers before I start my review: Bear with me, there is an important reason for this. Though you may not know this, all the links and images in my reviews for the authors or books are found by me. Cody is a busy man and I appreciate the time he takes to post my reviews. I try to help make it easier any way I can and by me finding all the links and blurbs, it makes it easier and quicker for Cody to post them for me. In doing the search on Perry Moore, I learned some interesting and sad facts about him. I understand it’s my job to review the book and not the author. However, there are some things I would like to discuss before getting to the book. 

In my search I learned that Perry Moore died in February 2011 at the age of 39. I won’t go into the reasons he died or any of the legal stuff, but I wanted to take time to say how very sad this information was to me. I didn’t know him, and before reading his book I didn’t know of him, but this doesn’t negate the sadness that filled me upon learning of his death. As a gay teen, I don’t know very many gay icons. I’m sure there are plenty out there, but I don’t know of many. Perry Moore was a successful gay man who accomplished a lot for the LGBT community. One of the best things he did, in my opinion, was to write Hero. Most people who know me, know that my favorite books are books that give kids hope. Hope in any form is a great thing for a kid to have. Gay, Straight, Bi, or any other letter in the alphabet, we all need hope. Without it, there is nothing to look forward to. There is nothing to keep us going when times get hard. Perry Moore did that with his book, and thanks to his life partner, Hunter Hill, he continues to give hope even in his afterlife. Hunter Hill, together with the Hetrick-Martin Institute, started a Perry Moore Hero Fund. The fund is used to help LGBT youth reach their goals by way of scholarships for college. I added a link below that will explain how to enter for a chance to receive a scholarship and how to donate to the fund. Though I know this won’t reach them, I would like to thank both Hunter Hill and Hetrick-Martin Institute for the gift they are giving kids in the LGBT community. 

Now for my review of Hero by Perry Moore.

As I stated above. this book was a story of hope. A gay superhero? That is awesome! This book wasn’t for just gay kids though, it wasn’t only m/m. This book is a book about a boy finding his way in a life he didn’t understand. It is a YA book that happened to have a gay main character. This book is for every kid. Every kid who deals with bullying, or feels they aren’t good enough—that the “power” they have is inferior to everyone else’s. It’s also about learning that you are good enough. Thom Creed learned from those around him, and grew into a great superhero. 

Perry Moore had a lot of life lessons in this book. Through Thom, he taught us to look deeper before you judge a person by their appearance or attitude. He taught us that not everyone needs a superpower to be a superhero, and he taught us that with teamwork and taking help from others, even the smallest of us can succeed. We all have the power to be superheroes if we simply try to help those who need it. And most of all, Perry’s book gives hope. Your future is what you make of it, you choose to learn from the mistakes others make, or you dwell on the bad and go nowhere in life. Thom and his group of misfit heroes save the world and lives of millions because they chose not to give up when life got hard. They chose to take a stand and risk their own lives to help others. THAT is what made them heroes. 

The only thing that I didn’t like about this book is my Fave Superhero turned out to be bad, but that sure made the ending interesting. 

I would recommend this book to every person I meet, Gay, Straight, Bi, Lesbian, Trans, Brown, White, Orange, Green, Boy or Girl. Every person should read this book at least once. I have a very small list of five marble books because those are saved for books like this. Books that give us hope for our future.~Timmy


Hero by Perry More
Available in Print, eBook, and Audiobook
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion - no purchasing link found

About Hero

The last thing in the world Thom Creed wants is to add to his father's pain, so he keeps secrets. Like that he has special powers. And that he's been asked to join the League - the very organization of superheroes that spurned his dad. But the most painful secret of all is one Thom can barely face himself: he's gay.

But becoming a member of the League opens up a new world to Thom. There, he connects with a misfit group of aspiring heroes, including Scarlett, who can control fire but not her anger; Typhoid Larry, who can make anyone sick with his touch; and Ruth, a wise old broad who can see the future. Like Thom, these heroes have things to hide; but they will have to learn to trust one another when they uncover a deadly conspiracy within the League.

To survive, Thom will face challenges he never imagined. To find happiness, he'll have to come to terms with his father's past and discover the kind of hero he really wants to be.

Find Perry More on Goodreads and on Wikipedia and on Facebook


Perry Moore Hero Fund
The notable author and producer Perry Moore dedicated his life to spreading a message of tolerance and empowerment for all. Perry firmly believed in the power of the written word and it’s ability to change the world.

In honor of Perry’s legacy, his lifelong partner, Hunter Hill, launched the Perry Moore Hero Fund in partnership with the Hetrick-Martin Institute in 2011. Hunter Hill is the Executive Director of Paper Magazine and Papermag.com. In line with Perry’s fundamental belief that there lies a Hero in all of us, the Perry Moore Hero Fund will award college scholarships annually to courageous young people who have overcome extreme obstacles and set a shining example of strength in the face of adversity.

Moore’s ground-breaking novel, Hero, reveals the story of the first gay teenage superhero, Thom Creed. A perpetual champion of the underdog, Perry wrote Heroto support LGBT teens and to combat the negative imagery regarding gay characters in the mainstream comic industry. 

Hero won the prestigious Lambda Literary Award in 2008 and defined Moore as an idyllic figure for many LGBT teens. Perry received thousands of emails from LGBT teens struggling to find their place within their communities. It was an honor for Perry to personally respond to each message. 

As a child, the fantasy kingdom of The Chronicles of Narnia (classical children’s literature by C.S. Lewis) deeply fascinated Perry. Moore’s interest in Narnia ultimately culminated in his role as an Executive Producer for Walden Media’s popular film adaptation of the series. 

The Perry Moore Hero Fund is an artistic scholarship that celebrates literature’s ability to inspire and have a positive impact in the lives of young people. By publishing the winning stories on an official platform via the Perry Moore Hero Fund website, the content will have an immediate, powerful and global voice.


Donations to the Perry Moore Hero Fund will provide scholarships to aspiring writers to support their artistic development and expression. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

The Perry Moore Hero Fund is housed at the Hetrick-Martin Institute and all donations on behalf of The Perry Moore Hero Fund will be deposited in a restricted account for scholarships only. If you have any questions regarding the Perry Moore Hero Fund please contact Chandler Bazemore, Assistant Director of Development, Individual Giving at cbazemore@hmi.org or 212-674-2600 ext 257. 

Checks should be made out to the Hetrick-Martin Institute with the Perry Moore Hero Fund in the memo. Checks can be mailed to:

The Hetrick-Martin Institute
c/o Perry Moore Hero Fund
2 Astor Place
New York, NY 10003

To learn more about the Hetrick-Martin Institute click here.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

I am Featured Author of the Month at My Fiction Nook!

Fiction NookEach week during the month of August we're celebrating this phenomenal event by giving away an ecopy of one of my books!

Beginning with the Featured Post for week one on August 7, 2014, read about me, my FREE read Fairy, and enter for a chance to win an ecopy of Omorphi!

On August 14, 2014, read more about me, my novella Safe, and enter for a chance to win an ecopy of Safe!

On August 21, 2014. read about Omorphi, the upcoming sequel, Tharros, and enter for another chance to win an ecopy of Omorphi!

On August August 28, 2014, read about my upcoming novel Slaying Isidore's Dragons and enter for yet another chance to win an ecopy of Safe!

My deepest thanks to Anna and Sandra at My Fiction Nook for the honor and privilege of being chosen as August 2014 Featured Author of the Month!

Week 1 - Congratulations to Alaina! You won an ecopy of Omorphi!