Love By Glitter Bomb Box Set 2 Pre-Order (April 10)

I can’t be it’s already time for another box set! I mean, I remember writing the books and remember having to get them all ready for publishing – but sheesh! Where has the time gone??

This box set is the second of the series with books 4-6.

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(Book 4) Stay with Us: Ty and Feral are ready to settle into their new lives as true-mates and live out their happily ever after with their friends and their soon to be hatched baby. Their claiming vows hang in the balance of Feral’s trauma and everything conspires to keep him from finding out what exactly his dragon is hiding from him. When a threat from beyond the gateways of the Other World threaten one of the other members of their group Feral knows he must face his past and see what he doesn’t want to remember before it’s too late. He’d do anything to keep his friends and family safe, but as the memory leads to a bigger threat and everything leads back to Bram Valen – it’s Ty’s turn to step up and protect his family. He’s willing to die to keep them safe if that’s what it takes. Bram Valen will be the last monster he hunts down, but he knows all too well how the old saying goes.

If Feral and Ty are to defeat Bram Valen and come out of the battle alive, they’ll have to pull their friends and family closer than ever. Some threats are too big to face alone.

(Book 5) Guardians of Glitter Bomb: Marcel is content with his life as the highest-ranking omega in the Fangs de Sang vampire coven. He has his chosen mate and blood servant, Remy, and his sister, Maribelle, who is also his best friend. He’s spent centuries living a life alternating between defending his family’s legacy and settling in to be a bookworm with Remy. Not to mention they have an adventurous sex life that leaves little time for him to wonder what will happen when his true-mate shows up at their door.

Their world is turned upside down when Marcel catches a whiff of his true-mate’s blood on a battlefield. He and Remy travel across the Atlantic to meet the man who is destined to be their third but fitting into the Glitter Bomb crowd isn’t easy and a bounty on the vampire’s head makes it twice as hard.

Everyone has secrets to keep, but Bruce Moonscale doesn’t consider his own secrets deep or dark. They’re just convenient and allow him to blend into the world he currently inhabits. Some might say he keeps his truth close to his heart, in his very blood. That is what enables his true-mate to catch a whiff of him and track him down from the other side of the globe. With the arrival of the eccentric vampire and his blood servant Bruce might have to let his friends in on his secret to keep his newfound mate safe.

The three of them will have to learn to trust each other and their budding clan if everyone is going to make it out alive.

(Book 7) To Save a Sidhe: Omega, Sincla Sunsong’s life hasn’t always been easy, but he’s good at finding the silver lining in most situations. As a longstanding member of the Temple of Juda and a founding member of Green Bay’s new clan of protectors, The Guardians of Glitter Bomb, he’s found his place in the world at last. Sure, there is one possibly life-endangering secret he keeps tucked up his sleeve, but everyone has a thing or two they don’t tell the world, right? Either way, he and his wolfish inner beast have everything under control.

Alpha bear shifter, Gray, is used to keeping secrets. In fact, it’s a job requirement of working for Clarence Moonscale, leader of the Moonscale Dragons. Other bits of information, like the family he hails from, Gray wouldn’t mind tucking under the carpet, but everyone in London knows exactly who he is.

When a mission takes Gray to Green Bay their lives collide, and secrets spill out from every corner. From the moment, these true-mates meet they have to hit the ground running because slowing down might be the last thing they do. They’ll need the help of old friends and new allies if they’re to get their family out alive. Will love be enough to see them through to the end of this new mission?

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A Year of Poe

With the world looking a little bright today and the last bit of work done on Stay with Us (book 4 of Love by Glitter Bomb) I took today off from writing and work. I’m about 20k words into book 5 already and needed a day to clear my mental space.

So, I thought I’d talk more about my reading for this year. I bought a lot of books during lockdown and I always by a lot of books, yeah, yeah. I know. lol It’s a cycle of buying and reading which never quite match up. One of the books I bought was The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe. It was a great find on ThriftBooks. If you haven’t heard of ThriftBooks it’s an online book store for new and used books. I’ve found some great deals there including one which will be with my for most of the year.

This big boy comes in at just under 1100 pages. I’ve never been one to sit and read a lot of poetry and short stories back to back, but I do want to finish this book in 2021. So my plan is to read about 90 pages a month and that will put me over the finish line in December. I’ve already marked out my monthly sections and am 50 pages into the book. Conveniently, the poetry section is first and is about 90 pages. So, in February I’ll be onto his tales.

In high school I was the kid who read a lot of creepy stuff and have read a lot of Poe since then too, but I’m finding poems I haven’t read before. I love how haunting his ‘writer’s’ voice is.

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2021 Reading Goals: The Year of Talking About More Books

For the last few years I’ve tracked me reading on GoodReads. It took me a while to come around to the idea of counting books. Not because I was afraid my numbers wouldn’t be as high as I thought. Reading is reading and as we all know life kicks up the dust from time to time. I worried that tracking would make me more focused on the number than the books. Which wasn’t the case.

As you can see COVID19 assisted my reading in 2020.

My original goal for last year was 100. I thought it was ambitious and I only bumped it up to 100, because towards the end of 2019 I discovered that audiobooks worked really well for me while I cleaned the house or crocheted or played HearthStone (later on I’d play Stardew Valley while listening too). But eh… 2020 the year I really don’t want to talk except for the books and well the places I talked about books. Because that’s something else 2020 changed for me.

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Let’s get one thing out of the way – between CPTSD and introversion I’m pretty much a solitary being. I have friends – none that live close by where I live now, but I stay in touch with them a lot. I have a cousin I enjoy hanging out with – COVID19 took that away. COVID19 took a lot of things a way from a lot of people so I’m not going say more. What I will say is something lacked in my adult life – friends and acquaintances to discuss books with. There was a definite lack before 2020. I’m a writer! How did that happen? I honestly have no idea! Sure, I talked about the books I wrote and I talked about other LGBT+ romances with my readers at various times. But as my reading will show this year I’m a true Gemini and I need some variety in my life – and since books probably make up 80% of my life between writing and reading. I need a lot of it. I love reading, but to confine myself to one genre (I know there’s a lot of LGBT+ fiction out there that has nothing to do with romance) but I can’t just read romance. I digress, back to the subject.

Even before COVID19 lockdowns began I decided I needed to fix the lack of bookish friends in my life. I needed more people to talk about books with. I needed to make new connections and after 2019 I needed a place where I felt normal. For those of you who don’t know in 2019 I was physically assaulted by a family remember who I never thought would betray my trust. That was August 2019 (It feels like 3 lifetimes ago after 2020) and by January 2020 I knew something had to change. I was becoming a literal hermit after moving again and that wasn’t me.

So, where did I turn? A place I already sorta hung out to find penpals- Reddit. I know a lot of folks have a love/hate relationship with Reddit. I always say Reddit is a place where you mostly curate your experience by choosing the communities you participate in. Yeah, you’ll still see trolls – it’s the damn internet! For me, I found my ‘internet reading home’ on r/52book and r/bookclub.

r/52book is a sub-Reddit for folks participating in the 52 books a year challenge BUT they welcome everyone with a reading goal over there. I’ve found some really good books through talking to other users and I’ve even made a few friends along the way. They have a weekly check-in thread which I adore, because it doesn’t only give me a place to talk about what I’m reading, but to discuss those books and books others are reading. It’s part of my Sunday morning routine that I always look forward to.

r/bookclub is a sub-Reddit book club just like the name says. As much as I love r/52book – r/bookclub would be my real reading home. Sure, discussions are more limited to books that have been or are currently being read by the sub, but I’ve met so many wonderful people on that sub and I’ve even hosted a few reads. It’s given me a real sense of belonging and I really care about the community. I’ve read at least one of their picks every month since April 2020 (except for September when I moved). I’ve discovered books I’d never have read on my own and met some great folks along the way.

So, in the spirit of keeping the book conversation alive I thought along with my normal blogs (I’m hoping to get them up regularly again) I’d talk more here about what I am reading. I’ve not done this as much as I wanted in the past, because I always feel like someone will point out I read outside of ‘my genre’ so much that I’m not supporting it. Which is BS, but you know, anxiety is real even in writers. Maybe more so in some of us.


So my goal for 2021 is to read 104 books. 2 books a week. I kept it lowish (compared to last year) because if 2019 and 2020 taught me anything it’s that you never what’s just around the bin and in recent years it’s mostly crap. Lots and lots of crap. When I reach 104 I’ll adjust accordingly to how much of the year is left. I’ve already read 13 books. So, I know I’ll be adjusting it at some point.

So what do I count for my goal?

I could sum this up and say anything on GoodReads, but for the sake of clarity:

  • Novels
  • Novellas
  • Short stories – if they’re published on their own and I read them in that format.
  • Books I write – yep, I read them so many times in editing/rewriting that I count them. My writing to reading ratio is low enough that I don’t think it makes that much of a difference.
  • Books I’ve written that I need to reread for the current book I’m writing at the time.
  • Audiobooks
  • Graphic novels (I didn’t read a single one in 2020, but in 2019 I read a few.)

This year I want to spend more time talking about books – not just because I love them and think everyone should read in one way or another, but because with all the horrible things going on (and will continue to go on I think even with a real president) I believe we’ll all need something positive to focus on. For me – that’s my friends, my cat, and my books.

I look forward to 2021 being a year of bookish conversations and hope you’ll all join me here as I read my way through another year. Stay safe and healthy out there!

Oh – and because it’s habit. Stay with Us is up for pre-order on Amazon.