Friday, April 10, 2015

Giant Spiders and Other Links

Okay, so the giant spiders are fictional. But it's great fun to hear Angel Martinez reading an excerpt from my story "Well Hello, Eight Eyes" on her blog. Check it out!

Also, here's the video that inspired the spider side of Cory. It's an adorable jumping spider doing a mating dance. If you're squeamish, though, click out right after the males fold up their displays. Female spiders are treacherous.

[photo credit: Jurgen Otto]

Moving on... slippers. I live in them. Well, not all the time. But in winter I must have warm fuzzy slippers to keep my tootsies toasty. Which is why I stopped to admire these...

But ultimately ended up buying these...

And yes, I'm hiding them from Vorgell.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Foolish Encounters, Spiders, and a Giveaway

If you’re looking for the next chapter of RATTLETRAP, fear not… that chapter will appear tomorrow. So check back!

Today I’m announcing a giveaway for the Foolish Encounters anthology from Wilde City Press. I have a story in this one, along with stories from Amy Lane, Angel Martinez, Elin Gregory, Freddy MacKay, Tinnean, and J.C. Wallace.

Here's a handy BUY link.

Fun Fact: This anthology came about because of some 2014 April Fools foolishness. During a Facebook chat with Rainbow Book Reviews, authors were asked to disclose their most outrageous ideas as prompts. My idea? Well, because I have the worlds most perverted spider story sitting in my file cabinet (never to see the light of day) I thought I’d toss the idea of spider shifters into the fray. And wouldn’t you know… when readers were asked to vote on which stories they wanted to see written, spiders made the list! Ack!

So I wrote "Well Hello, Eight Eyes," a story about a nice young man who gets washed up on a mysterious island and meets a really cute and sweet guy. There’s just one problem… the island is home to spiders the size of raccoons.

Believe it or not, it’s a cute meet story.

Needless to say, the entire anthology is filled with quirky fun.

So if you’d like to win an ebook copy of the Foolish Encounters anthology, take a look at this picture and tell me if you could fall for this guy if in his human form he’s a cute redhead who wears glasses:

 I will draw a winner from the comments next week Wednesday, April 15. Tax Day! LOL