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Sunday, September 29, 2013

absentee blogger

sorry y'all. I am not ignoring my blog, just busy. Dad went into hospice over Labor Day, went into 24/7 care Monday a week ago, and passed on Thursday the 26th in the wee hours. I've been out of town this weekend for a wedding, and look to taking this next week to settle dad's affairs.

Thanks to all for the support and love



Wednesday, September 18, 2013

2013 Charity Blog Hop for Outserve

Our Bloghop Starts Here: Torquere Press

Hey y'all. Sorry I seem to be late to the party. As a lot of you know, my dad is really ill and I'm doing things as I catch time.

This year, my Sip Knights in Silk will help out Outserve, a military organization for equality and fair treatment of LGBT military personnel.

I was at Fort Bragg as a kid, and the Golden Knights were as much a part of my life as the Blue Angels and big artillery. I remember marveling at how skilled they were, and admiring how hot those guys were when I was a young teenager. So that's where Knights in Silk came from.

I hope you enjoy Kane and Derek. You can find them here!



Monday, September 16, 2013

Charity Sip out this week

Hey y'all

My Outserve charity Sip is out this week with Torquere. It's called Knights in Silk, and it's about a Golden Knight, one of the Army's elite parachute corps, and his old flame, who turns up when least expected. Outserve is a GLBT military aid organization, who help GLBT military members with legal and personal issues.

Look for it at www.torquerebooks.com

Friday, September 13, 2013

The week got away from me

man, it's amazing how time flies when the family is in crisis, huh?

Happy weekend y'all

Monday, September 09, 2013

What I'm reading this week

BA and I have instituted designated reading time these days. We both agree that reading is like breathing to a writer. You can't continue to generate words if you don't take some in. I just finished Wicked as they Come by Delilah S Dawson. A clockpunk vampire tale, it had just enough great worldbuilding to keep me going. Today I'm revisiting Mr Perfect, by Linda Howard. It's an old fav, and right now my brain wants to not work.

you can always see what I'm up to on Goodreads.



Sunday, September 08, 2013

Sentimental Sunday

Hey y'all

Been sitting at the hospital a lot with my dad, and it's given us a lot of time to reminisce. One of my very first encounters with romance was actually in my dad's westerns. He read an author named Zane Grey, who wrote about miners and cowboys and rangers, always with tortured secrets and a beautiful love interest. They were like little John Wayne movies, like Roy Rogers encapsulated into a little play that you could read instead of having to rent or wait for AMC to show. They always had a happy ending, a kiss or two, a little heaving bosom at the end.

Even back then, I was pissed off with a less than happy ending.

Talking with dad made me want to write a historical for the first time in years. Maybe a menage, so I can have a heaving bosom...

Happy Sunday, y'all



Thursday, September 05, 2013

Did you get Jumping Into Things this am?

I missed it here, but it was on my Twitter. My book, Jumping Into Things was free on Torquere Press' bookstore for an hour this am. If you got it (or have read it before) let me know what you think. juliatalbot at gmail.com

And now to Weck's for brekkie before I go see dad in the hospital



Tuesday, September 03, 2013

I can haz street team

well, BA Tortuga, Sean Michael, Kiernan Kelly and I can. It's called the My Boys Touch street team. Subscribe and get special thanks in awards speeches... Uh. Ow. BA just poked me. Hard. Get swag, sneak peaks at books no one else has seen WIP snippets, special silliness with authors and more!

Send an email to myboystouch-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Wait for mod to say yay!

The secret word today is "evilhand"

I'm joking. There is no secret word



Monday, September 02, 2013

Happy Labor Day!

Have a good one, y'all