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Welcome, everyone! Here's where I blather about writing, life with my partner BA, and my two basset hounds! I love to hear from readers, so comment here or email me!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Back from Colorado

hooray!

Have new books coming out next month, and a reprint that I adore

waves

Friday, July 22, 2011

Fridays for the self-employed

Fridays are a big day for most weekly 9-5 folks

For those of us who are self-employed, it's a little less woo and hoo, but it's still exciting to see my friends' plans for the weekend. I'm going to breakfast with BA and our godbaby and her parents tomorrow, but today looks more like this"

do blog and other social media (there's so many places to post, so little time!)
work on publishing work (I have about 10 hours worth today)
write 1000 words
walk dogs
work out before you gain all that weight back
clean out emails
walk dogs
fall into bed

Lest you think I am not grateful that I get to work from home, I just want to say I can do all this in my pajamas. That rocks enough to make up for the lack of Friday anticipation...

So, happy Friday, y'all

What are you up to?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Under the Moon released today!

Hey y'all!

You may have seen me guest blogging over at BA Tortuga's blog today. http://batortuga.blogspot.com/2011/07/guest-blogger-julia-talbot.html

my new release is out today. It's a m/m Single Shot from Torquere Press called Under the Moon!

Jamie doesn't run with a pack, he doesn't date other werewolves, and he doesn't play role-playing games. So when Ty shows up and is hotter than any man Jamie has ever met, and is a werewolf, too, Jamie doesn't know what to do. Especially since Ty is at Jamie's apartment to game with Jamie's roommate. Can they find some common ground before disaster strikes under the full moon?


Here's a wee bit to get the dice rolling!

Jamie stopped at a little park table, the kind with the attached benches. "I have a few minutes if you want to talk."
Talk. Lord. "Sure." They sat, and Ty was pleased that the table was small enough to really be close, even sitting across the way. He was a big guy.
"Cool. So, why wolves?"
"I feel a kinship." Man, he couldn't believe that Jamie hadn't caught on yet. "Why Anton?"
"As a roommate you mean?" At his nod, Jamie shrugged. "He answered my ad first. It's a good location. I didn't know he was a werewolf fan until we moved in together. That might have been a deal breaker otherwise."
"I bet." Anton would make Ty want to kick his ass out in about three hours. "What do you do for fun?"
"Coffee. Movies. I read." Jamie gave him a wry grin. "I'm dull. What about you?"
"I like to have sex."
Jamie choked on his coffee, and Ty bit back a bark of laughter. God, he loved to get a rise out of people. Those sharp cheeks went a dull red. "Do you dance naked under the moon, too?"
"Occasionally. I gotta admit, though, that I don't do the whole Gaia and the wyrm thing. I don't get it."
"Good." Jamie eyed him, chewing that lovely little lower lip for a moment. "Do you have sex with men?"
"I do. That's my very favorite thing." It was, too. Better than bacon, even.
"Is that why you're stalking me?"
"Not to put too fine a point on it, yes." Might as well be up front. There was something about Jamie, about the way he moved, the way he smelled, that made Ty want to rut with him. Made him want to climb on top of that lean body and spread Jamie's legs and just hump.

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Check it out, y'all!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Hats and Julia

It came up recently on an ask the author day on Torquere Social at Yahoo. Do I actually collect hats?

Well, most of my vintage hats have moved on to other homes since I left Colorado, but this is Texas, so I have hats. Cowboy hats, gimme caps, weird beach hats.

Here are a few examples:


Sun hats, little mini hats, my hat with the bullet holes, my high school beret


The hat rack in the front entry.


Joint collection of gimme caps that BA and I share. Bullrider signed.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sunday work

I do a lot of catch up work on Sundays.

I edit, I do data entry, I file

That's the thing about being self-employed. You work all the time.

What I like best, though, is writing. On Sundays, I often get to write and that makes me happy

I also get to look at these

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

typing

Typing is hard.

Oh, I know for most of y'all it's not. I'm not from the Stone Age, but I was the last class in my high school who didn't have mandatory computer classes, though, and I never took a formal typing class.

So, while I type I average 45 wpm, which is above average, I typo a lot. A lot a lot. I have to be able to see the keys once in awhile to make sure I'm doing the right thing. Sometimes this is a huge handicap for me.

Grins. Then I think how it used to be before the computer, when I was a tween and young teen. Even with the electronic typewriter, which would do a line at a time and spell-check, it was a nightmare.

So maybe I'm glad I'm typing now instead of back in the day of the manual typewriter...

Sunday, July 10, 2011

New Sip released!

Hey y'all!

My new Sip is out!

Picking Daisies is a Colorado smokejumpers story. While it's not a Jed and Eli story, it is in the same part of the world, and it makes me smile. You can find it here!

I'll post an excerpt this week, I promise!

Saturday, July 09, 2011

tired and ready to go home

I love to travel, but this trip has been mostly driving (mostly BA driving) and that makes me tired. I met some amazing dogs, though, and got to see some lovely country. Arkansas is pretty, but you can't get espresso in most of it (Texarkana has one Starbucks o.O) and you can't get gluten free food.

I'm in east Texas now and go home tomorrow

I miss my bassets ;)

Friday, July 08, 2011

no offense to arkansas

but I am so so glad to be back in Texas, where I can get an espresso

Monday, July 04, 2011

Happy Fourth of July everyone!

Celebrate Independence Day with the press that started the m/m explosion 8 years ago! (What, shameless self-promotion is a uniquely American trait)

Torquere Press has a 15% off sale right now. July42011 is the code at www.torquerebooks.com

Also, I have a new Sip coming out Saturday the 9th. It's called Picking Daisies, it's m/m, and it's about a smokejumping firefighter! So excited. Look for a preview this week.

Friday, July 01, 2011

Cirque Caprice 3

The latest in the Cirque Caprice series is in to my editor at Changeling Press

This one is Vance's story (brother of Victor from Book 1) and it's a m/m/f menage. I'm so tickled! It comes out in August, so I'll keep you posted. Meanwhile, check out books one and two.