Sunday, August 28, 2011

MIDNIGHT SEDUCTION COVER IS HERE

COMING IN OCTOBER, 2011



Midnight Seduction Anthology



Look for my story, CRIMSON SIN

Paris Hutchison walks the veil between two worlds, light and shadow. What some see as a blessing or a gift, others see as deception. And Paris, well Paris sees her “gift of sight” as a curse.  She is loved by someone who protects her, but while she is human her lover is not. Those around him seek to enslave her, use her gifts, and if they cannot, they will endeavor to destroy her.


Monday, August 22, 2011

AND THE WINNER IS

Congrats! to the winner of Enchanted:
lornel@xplornet.ca




And I want to thank everyone who participated and left comments, I will send you a signed book cover note card.

Remember there will be more chances to win along the way, so keep an eye out on my blog.

XoXo
London

Thursday, August 18, 2011

CHANCE TO WIN ENCHANTED

In honor of my new book release, I will be giving away one free PDF copy of Enchanted. 



All you need to do is follow my blog, leave a comment and email.  One person will be chosen at random.  The winner will be announced Monday, August 22, 2011. 

Good Luck Everyone!
London

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

ENCHANTED IS HERE!



Can love withstand the test of time?
Winter never truly understood love, nor did she have time for men until she met Austin Wells Carlyle.  He was the man who would rock her world to its foundations.  He would test her notions, give her something to believe in, and change her misguided thoughts regarding happily ever after. Strangely, she was going to allow him be the one thing she never believed in—her soul mate.


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Saturday, August 13, 2011

UPDATE/NEWS

I am happy to announce my short story, The Proposal, will be included in the Holiday Anthology, Stockings and Suspenders.  This anthology is scheduled to be released in December, 2011 by Evernight Publishing. 





This will be one Hot Holiday!



Enchanted, book 1 in The Heart Of Winter Series will be released by Evernight Publishing this month, August, 2011.

Can love withstand the test of time?
Winter never truly understood love, nor did she have time for men until she met Austin Wells Carlyle.  He was the man who would rock her world to its foundations.  He would test her notions, give her something to believe in, and change her misguided thoughts regarding happily ever after. Strangely, she was going to allow him be the one thing she never believed in—her soul mate.



Requiem, book 2 in The Heart Of Winter Series is scheduled for release by Evernight Publishing in October, 2011.

My short story, Crimson Sin, will be part of the Halloween Anthology Midnight Seduction.  This anthology will be released by Evernight Publishing in October, 2011.


Revelation, book 3 in The Heart Of Winter Series is scheduled for release by Evernight Publishing in November, 2011.

Eternal, book 4 is the completion of The Heart Of Winter Series and it is scheduled for release by Evernight Publishing in November, 2011.

XOXO
London

Friday, August 12, 2011

WINNERS

Thanks for all the comments on the I Want To Hear From You posts.  The winners of my signed book cover note cards are:

duce 13
and
Vlimbert

Remember, I will be doing more giveaways so keep checking back.

XoXo
London

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU

One of the greatest quotes about being a writer comes from George Buchanan who says. “The novel is an event in consciousness. Our aim isn't to copy actuality, but to modify and recreate our sense of it. The novelist is inviting the reader to watch a performance in his own brain.”
Not only do I love to write, but I love to read.  At a young age I fell in love with the power of words and the escape of fairy tales.  A great book does have the ability to take us, the readers, us on an epic journey.  We may find ourselves on another planet.  Or wake in the darkness of a forest.  Maybe that journey took us down dusty roads, through haunted houses or even stranded us in a mountain cabin with a trio of hot me. 
When we read we may laugh, cry or do both.  We may connect with the heroine, daydream about the hero, and find we need to know more about those characters we have gone on that journey with.  So, all that being said I want to hear from you.  Tell me about some of your favorite books.  Tell me why you loved them or about your favorite characters.  Leave a quote or favorite line from the books you love.
Starting today, August 9th and running until Thursday, August 11th you have the chance to win an autographed book cover note card, with my new book cover Enchanted printed on the front and my signature on the back. 

All you need to do is leave a comment on this link about your favorite book/books and an email address where you can be reached.  On Friday, August 12th I will announce the winners.  Yep, I did say WINNERS.  There will be more than one winner.
XOXO
London Saint James

Monday, August 8, 2011

Enchanted Release

Enchanted, book 1 in the 4 part series The Heart Of Winter has been moved up for release.



Can love withstand the test of time?
Winter never truly understood love, nor did she have time for men until she met Austin Wells Carlyle.  He was the man who would rock her world to its foundations.  He would test her notions, give her something to believe in, and change her misguided thoughts regarding happily ever after. Strangely, she was going to allow him be the one thing she never believed in—her soul mate.
COMING IN AUGUST from Evernight Publishing

Friday, August 5, 2011

Author Tristram La Roche

I am so pleased to have author Tristram La Roche here with me today.  He will be talking about his new book, Lorenzo il Magnifico, which will be released today (August 5th).  You can find his book at:


Lorenzo il Magnifico
When Luke visits Florence he hopes it will be the start of a new chapter in his life. A chance meeting with a tall, handsome waiter and that chapter starts far sooner than he could ever have imagined.
Lorenzo is everything Luke has been looking for. Hot, sexy and uninhibited, he pushes buttons Luke never knew existed. But Luke lives in England, Lorenzo in Florence, and the time soon comes for them to part... Can this holiday fling become more than just sex? Can it, in fact, turn into a magnificent romance?

Thanks so much Tristram for joining me today.  I know we have a lot to talk about, so I say we should dive right in.  Tell us a little about the genre you write in.
I write what has become known as M/M - or even M/M/M and M/M/M/M! Personally, I prefer to call it gay fiction because these are stories involving gay characters and everyone understands what they are letting themselves in for. Some of it crosses the line into erotica because, although my stories have a plot and are not just body parts spewing fluids, I do like to include some explicit sex. Sex is at the centre of gay life and there is no point pretending otherwise.
Do you feel this genre is expanding and where do you see it heading?
It has grown tremendously in the last couple of years and I'm certain it will keep going. Alan Hollinghurst's brilliant book, The Line of Beauty, did a lot for the genre and brought it into the mainstream. It makes sense, if you think about it. There are a lot of gay people in the world who want to read about scenarios that matter to them and, for too long, they have not been able to access this kind of work easily. But more surprising is the number of women who love the genre. The demand is there. What I see at the moment is a genre in flux, with quality varying widely. Over time I believe the badly written will give way and we'll see a very interesting genre coming to maturity. I'm especially keen to see what gay writers produce.
I have scribbled stories for as long as I can remember; however, I never truly “got serious” about writing until a couple of years ago.  How and when did you decide writing was something you wanted to do?
Well, we have something in common there. I always had the urge to write but never did anything about it, always too busy running on the rat wheel. It was about two years ago that I made a conscious decision to change the road I was on and to have a go at writing. I submitted my first novella in February this year and had it accepted immediately.
I know as a writer, we are also avid readers.  Tell us about some of your favorite books, some which have given you inspiration to do what you do.
There are too many to name, so let me pluck a few random titles. Stephen King's 'On Writing' is about as inspirational as you can get if you want to be a successful writer. I'd also say that his novella, 'The Mist', was a much needed fillip. Hollinghurst's 'The Line of Beauty', as I've mentioned, towers over us all. James Lear's 'The Back Passage' is brilliant - irreverent, well written and it made me laugh out loud. I do like to delve into literary works as well as humor and horror. James Hamilton Patterson's 'Cooking With Fernet Branca' trilogy is a work of cynical genius; I almost choked laughing. I love most of Clive Barker's horror works. I will also admit to loving 'The Life of Pi'.
Great books! I love Stephen King and Clive Barker.  I probably lean a little more toward Clive, but the horror genre is one of my favorites as well. 

Speaking of inspiration, what do you find inspiring and how do you use that inspiration to keep your writing exciting and fresh?
 Nothing is more inspiring than real life. I love to people watch. I listen in to conversations (sorry!). I keep up to date with the news - especially human interest stories. These things give me the basic ingredients. Add a splash of my own experiences and away we go. If I need a kick start, I'll listen to opera or watch a good film, usually something arty like a Greenaway production.
*Smiles* I am so a people watcher too.  And I love to listen to music or watch a good film. 

What is on your current reading list?
I've just started The Weaverfield's Heir by David Bridger. He is a brilliant new writer. After that, I shall probably turn on my Kindle and build a new TBR list. I've been so busy writing that I've actually reached the end of a long TBR list and for the first time in years have more behind me than in front. I'm looking forward to it. Any suggestions?
Oh, jeez… There are so many great reads.  My suggestions would be a lengthy one, and my TBR list is even longer.  I have however read all of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter series and LOVED them.  So I have started on her League series.  Good stuff!

Do you have a favorite character you have written about?
I have to say that Mark, the main character in On My Knees, is close to my heart. He's going through a lot of what I went through and it was cathartic writing from his point of view. It makes me smile if a reader says, 'Oh, he wouldn't do that', because I know he did. We are all different. Mark is desperate, he makes mistakes, but he's not a bad person.
Tell us a little bit more about the characters in your new book, Lorenzo il Magnifico.
 The reason for the title will reveal itself when you read it. Luke, the main character, is a young gay guy who, despite a good degree, finds himself in a dead end job in Leeds in the north of England. He's determined to change this and his visit to Florence, a place he knows well, is planned as break but also as the start of something new. What he sees as his underachievement makes him appear a bit snobbish. While he is in Florence he meets Lorenzo, a handsome waiter. Lorenzo has all the characteristics Luke admires in an Italian man - looks, easy going, lives life to the full - and also has a rare independence; he has his own business, he's out and he doesn't live with his parents. Luke and Lorenzo are drawn to each other instantly but they have some hurdles to clear.
Sounds great!

What are some of your other titles?
 On My Knees was my debut and I'm pleased to say it's doing well. My next publication will be another novella called 'Fixed!'
What can your fans expect to see in the near future?
Fixed! should be out in September. I'm working on an historical gay novella (it may become a novel yet) set around 450 AD involving the Roman and Hunnish Empires. And I think a gay horror might be after that. In any event, I have lots of ideas and will keep the books coming.

Thanks again Tristram for stopping by and chatting with me.  I truly wish you all the best with your new book, Lorenzo il Magnifico, and with your writing career.  Stop by and chat with me again anytime you wish.

Thank for you letting me join you and talk to your readers. I appreciate it.


You can find out more about Tristram La Roche and his work at:  http://tristramlaroche.com/

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

AND THE WINNER IS

Congratulations to Frank.  He is the winner of  Forbidden Desires from Author Kelly Yeakle. 




Remember you still have chances to win some great gifts and books on my blog.  There will be more great stuff to come.

XoXo
London

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