Friday, March 31, 2017

Fandom Friday - Fandom Faux Pas

A couple days ago, I was over on Twitter and caught something out of the corner of my eye. I thought the hashtag along the sidebar said -


And I got all kinds of excited to see what was trending about Dr. River Song!

Imagine my embarrassment when I read the hashtag more closely and saw that it said --


Talk about rosy cheeks! Have you ever made a gaffe about your fandom? If so, feel free to share in the comments section.


If you're interested, here are the links to my fan fiction blog and AO3 page:

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Book Spotlight - Rj Scott's New Release "The Heart"

I'm thrilled to be able to help Rj Scott kick off the release of the second book in her M/F Ice Dragons hockey romance series, The Heart. It's an amazing read! I'm crushing so hard on Simba it's not even funny. Grab your copy today!

The Heart (Ice Dragons #2)


Cover Design: Meredith Russell

Ice Dragons Series
The Code (Book #1) -
The Heart (Book #2)
The Legacy (Book #3) – Out Summer 2017


The team captain and the rookie firefighter never meant to fall in love; but they’ll fight tooth and nail to protect what they have.

Alex Simard, captain of the Ice Dragons hockey team, didn’t intend on rescuing a baby from a burning car. Doing what anyone else would’ve done doesn’t make him a hero. Add the press hounding him, to on-ice injury, warring Russians, and the season from hell, and he’s losing focus. Getting his team to the Stanley Cup is his priority; falling in love isn’t even a footnote on his to-do list.

Jo Glievens, rookie firefighter, never meant to fall in love with a hockey player. Her career is everything to her and right now she doesn’t want to add a man to her life. She has a plan and is sticking to it. But someone is out there planting bombs, destroying lives, and she has to make choices when this criminal's actions hit way too close to home.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Face-Off Show - Vic and Dan Interview Mario & Lila from Snap Shot -Cayuga Cougars #1

Welcome to The Face-Off Show! Today Vic and Dan sit down with Mario and Lila, the stars of Snap Shot, for an interview.

I hope you enjoy the following sit-down. I had a blast writing it. I truly adore Lila and Mario as well as the Kalinski-Arou’s. Just one thing…

This is Victor Kalinski. He is/was a hockey player married to a hockey player who spends most of his time with a team of hockey players. Rude talk about sex, genitalia and bodily functions is a given. Foul language and sarcasm are to be expected. If these things knot your knickers it’s best to leave now because Victor does not hold back.


Vic taps mic – “Is this thing on?” *glances at V.L. seated off stage and gets a thumbs-up* “Oh cool, okay, so Donald Trump, Mike Pence, and Steve Bannon walk into a gay bar…”

Dan – “Uh, Vic, I’m not sure you should finish that joke.”

Vic – “That was the joke. Get it? Because those three would never walk into a – You know when you have to explain a political joke it kind of loses all its punch.”

Dan – “I’m Canadian. We’re just standing in our houses eating Timbits and watching the politics down south through our windows, you know?”

Vic- “Lucky fucks have Trudeau and we have to deal with the above-mentioned spawns of Beelzebub.”

Dan – “You want I should hum our national anthem?”

Vic – “Can you hum it on my dick? What was that noise? Oh, it’s V.L. waving her hands around trying to get my attention. Does she look pasty to you? Yeah, yeah, I see you tapping on your watch. Guess we better get to it then. This month we have two people who Dan and I call friends, like real friends, not the shady friends who only latch onto you then drop you as soon as you’re sent to Cayuga. Yeah, Bertram at the Kinko’s, I’m looking at you, you miserable cockroach dropping.”

Dan – “Okay, so while Vic glowers at someone who can’t see him because this ain’t TV, I’ll welcome Mario and Lila out.”

Vic hits the phone lying on the table beside his chair. “My Girl” by The Temptations plays. Mario and Lila leave Vic and Dan’s kitchen and sit down in the makeshift stage in the guy’s living room.

Vic- “I picked that song for you guys.”

Lila – “It’s a lovely tune, Victor.”

Vic- “Yeah, I know. So, you two look good. Am I supposed to play Joan Rivers – bless her fashion criticizing heart – and tell everyone what we’re wearing too, V.L.? For Christ’s sake. Fine. So McGarrity is in some Scottish t-shirt that says something about the size of his shillelagh or something…”

Mario – “Uh, dip shit? A shillelagh is a walking stick that’s associated with Ireland.”

Vic – “Your point? Oh, Ireland and Scotland. Different. Got it. So, he has a shirt and his skirt is purple. Lila is in a pink dress and looks foxy as hell. There, fashion corner is over. What? Oh, for fuck sake V.L.! Me and Dan are in jeans and Cougar’s sweatshirts. Can we end the clothing bit now? Thank you. Man, authors are so freaking bossy.”

Dan – “Here, have a Coke.” *pulls a can out of the ice tub and lobs it at Vic* “While he gets happy again, let’s talk about your new book coming out on April 6. What’s it like to have a book all about you?”

Lila – “Well, of course it is very exciting. I never thought that people would respond to Seamus and me as they did.”

Vic – “Let’s tackle that Seamus thing. Why do you call him that instead of Mario?”

Lila – “It just rolls off the tongue better when one is in the throes of passion. Also, I like having a unique moniker for him that’s mine and mine alone.”

Mario – “That’s my girl. Always so fancy and sexy.” *reaches over to squeeze her thigh*

Vic – “Which leads me to ask her -yet again – what the hell she’s doing with a thundering ass clown like you.”

Lila – “Oh now Victor, I know deep down you love Seamus as much as I do. As for the nicknames, don’t you and Daniel have pet names for each other?”

Dan – “Oh yeah we do. I call him ‘Babe’ and he calls me ‘Sweets’.

Vic – “Okay, see the point of this here show is me asking the guests questions. Not the other way around. So, if we can get back to me asking? Thank you. One of the members of V.L.’s readers group over on the Book of Face, Emily, wanted to know how you and the big doofus in the kilt met.”

Mario – “I’ll take this one, baby, if you don’t mind?”

Lila – “Not at all, Seamus.”

Mario – “We met one night when the Cougars were playing in Scranton. Fate kind of tossed us into the same bar. She was sitting there sipping on some sweet fruity drink, long legs crossed, and looking as fine in her red dress as I had ever seen a woman. I had to get closer, you know? Smell her, maybe talk to her. I offered to buy her a drink. She gave me a long once-over, leaned in real close, and whispered ‘I always did want to discover what a Scotsman wears under his kilt’ and that, as they say, was that. She found out and I never could get her out of my head afterward. I think I might have fallen in love with her a little bit that night and just didn’t realize it until I saw her again later.”

Vic – “That was when we shoved the fist of revenge right up Prescott’s homophobic ass sans lube. Good times, good times.”

Dan – “So tell us a little about Snap Shot, your book that’s coming out in a couple weeks. We know that it’s the first of the Cayuga Cougars series but is there anything you can tell us that won’t spoil the whole book?”

Lila – “I think it’s safe to say that while Snap Shot is a hockey book, it’s also a family tale as much as it is a sports romance.”

Mario – “Yeah, I agree with that. There’s a ton of family drama, laughter, hot sexy times with my woman, as well as friendship and ice time.”

Dan – “Cool! I won’t probe too much about the book so I don’t ruin things for the readers. How important is it, do you think, that this series kicks off with a bisexual man and a transgender woman as the lead couple?”

Lila – “I think it is of the utmost importance. Every day we see the rights of trans people being trampled. Students now are no longer protected in schools, trans men and women are beaten and killed at alarming rates. So much of this anger and hatred is based on fear. People are afraid of what they do not understand. This is why it’s so important to have people read about trans characters. Get to know them, grow to love them. Only through love, information, and understanding can we allay the fears of the uninformed.”

Mario – “That was so beautifully said, baby.”

Vic – “Hashtag representation matters. Lila, for serious, if this galoot ever decides to act like a dick-head, you come hang out with me and Dan.”

Mario – “You got no worries about that. Trust me, I know what kind of sweetness I got. I ain’t fucking this up for nothing.”

Lila – “You boys are too dear.” *leans over to press a kiss to three cheeks.

Vic – “Wow, well I guess this is a good place to wrap things up. Remember to add Snap Shot to your Goodreads Want-To-Read shelf using this linky-link right here...

There will be no preorders so make sure you put that red circle on your calendar for 4/6 so you can grab your copy. Who are we looking at next on The Face-Off Show, Danny Boy?”

Dan – “This is going to be cool! Looks like we’ll be having Whitney Beaupré of the Philadelphia Venom on next. She’s the star of an F/F novella, Playmaker, coming out on May 5th.”

Vic- “Nice! More LGBT hockey goodness. Oh fuck, I sounded like V.L. there. Shit. Now I know it’s time to end this show. See you next month. Maybe. If I feel like it.”

Dan – “We’ll be here. No worries.” *winks at reader*

Monday, March 6, 2017

Snap Shot - Cayuga Cougars #1 - Cover Reveal

It's here! It's here! It's finally here!

Let me start off a big "I'm SO sorry" to all the readers who have been patiently waiting for Mario and Lila's book. There was all kinds of drama involved but I now have the rights back to the Cougars and can start cranking out the books I've so wanted to share with you.

Launching the new series with Mario and Lila just felt right. They'd been a large part of Vic and Dan's trilogy and have acquired quite a few fans along the way. Also, if I'd have started the series with any couple other than Lila and Mario there may have been a revolt! *winks*

So, here's the stunning cover for Snap Shot. Below you can find the Goodreads link. There will be no preorders for this book, so you'll want to make sure you circle 4/6 on the calendar so you can grab your copy!



Mario McGarrity has been around the block – and rink – more than a few times. 

He’s creeping up on retirement age, has some dings and dents, and says what’s on his mind. Not exactly what most would consider a luxury ride, but his beautiful Lila - the transgender woman who stole his heart - loves him like no other woman ever has despite a little rust here and there.

Everything is good - no, great - aside from the distance issue, until a surprise from Lila’s past crops up and moves in with her. Can Mario be the family man that Lila needs, or is this one game the old vet is unable to skate in?

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Point Shot Trilogy Box Set Release Day!

Fans of Victor and Dan rejoice! Your boys are back and their first three books are now in a beautiful box set. Wait...did she say first books? Does that mean there may be more to come from Mr. & Mr. Kalinski-Arou? My lips are tightly sealed, but for now enjoy the trilogy that introduced the world to 'The Venomous Pole' and the one man - hell, the only man - who loves him as he needs and deserves to be loved. All the snark, sex, drama, hockey action, and romance can be yours for only $4.99.

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Now, you can have the books that introduced Victor Kalinski to the world in one reasonably priced boxed set! With over 350 Goodreads reviews and ratings combined, the romance of Vic Kalinski and Dan Arou is one that once read, will never be forgotten. In this three-book set, you’ll get to experience all the passion, sarcasm, hockey action, and romance that reviewers have called “Beautifully Written”, “Surprisingly Heartfelt”, and “Hot! Hot! Hot!”

“The writing in this is snappy and awesome, the story moves at a great pace and oh it's HOT AS EVER-LOVING HELL. There's romance that never veers into a too-sappy place, it's FUNNY and full of great lines right and left, and so engaging that I couldn't stop reading it. The ending is satisfying, with our characters not becoming perfect people but becoming better together than they are apart, and that's just about as romantic as it gets.”  Avon Gale – Author of the Scoring Chances series

Readers should be over 18 due to mature language and gay sexual situations. The set includes:
Two Man Advantage (Point Shot Trilogy #1)
Game Misconduct (Point Shot Trilogy #2)
Full Strength (Point Shot Trilogy #3)