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When Romance Means Three (or more)

August 15, 2018

Today I’m blogging on Love Bytes Reviews about writing poly relationships in romance, and the idea of opening up to different pictures of what real love looks like.

http://lovebytesreviews.com/2018/08/15/when-romance-means-three-or-more/

Bi characters and the evolution of the genre

July 16, 2018

I blogged on Love Bytes Reviews yesterday about bisexual characters in M/M.

http://lovebytesreviews.com/2018/07/15/bi-characters-and-the-evolution-of-the-genre/

Fun at Pride 2018

June 25, 2018

I had a great time at Pride this year! We got really lucky with the weather – Saturday was warm and sunny, but not quite as hot as some years. On Sunday there were brief, hard showers round the metro Twin Cities area (including up by my house) but only 4 drops of rain at Pride itself. It wasn’t so windy we had to anchor down the swag and books, or as dusty as last year. Wonderful days. And I got to finally meet author Jaye McKenna face to face after years of online friendship, as well as reconnect with Posy Roberts and Rory Ni Coileain.

We met some great people, and talked books, writing, genre issues, publishing… dogs, recipes… 🙂 We met some aspiring writers, and others with a completed book they want to publish. We met readers who knew half the books in the genre, and others who had not found books with happy endings for gay couples. There is still clearly a dearth of LGBTQ fiction in paper in brick and mortar bookstores. We were selling ours close to author cost, so hopefully we sent people off happy with their purchases.

We were located between a booth with some lovely dresses, another with fun fairy wings and knit hats (I seriously want the rainbow Tardis hat), and across from the corsets, wolverine gauntlets, and shiny underwear booth. Everyone’s enthusiasm was contagious (and wow, some of those folk have so much energy. None of us are really sales folk.) We saw lots of wonderful pets out with their humans celebrating, including a kitten and a rabbit and many cute dogs wearing their human’s colors with Pride. A good time was had by all.

BTW, I had a teacher/librarian asking if I knew any children’s picture books with LGBTQ content and adult characters of color (parents, teachers) in them. If anyone knows of something, (or is maybe writing a child’s book with gay POC parents, or a trans kid and POC teacher…) let me know. There are still some gaps in the books we can find. I applaud this gentleman’s search to give his young students images of their real lives.

Now I have 4 days to get ready for flying off to EuroPrideCon. I’ll see how many clothes I can fit into the weight allowance once the books are packed 🙂 If you’ll be there, I look forward to seeing you.

Getting out of my familiar spaces

June 15, 2018

I’m blogging on Love Bytes Reviews today about going to EuroPrideCon – an LGBTQ romance reader and writer conference in Europe. I’m looking forward to Amsterdam. (BTW if you are going and wanted to pre-order paper books from me, today is the last day. My order form link is on the EPC Facebook list, or contact me here.)

http://lovebytesreviews.com/2018/06/15/getting-out-of-my-familiar-spaces/

Interview and a chance to win

May 24, 2018

I have an interview up on author Lou Sylvre’s blog. Lou asked me about my start writing M/M, about my YA books group, and more. Check it out and there’s a link to enter to win a free backlist ebook of your choice from me.

http://sylvre.rainbow-gate.com/2018/05/22/community-2018-author-kaje-harper-on-rainbow-ya-and-more-and-a-giveaway/

Power to the kids

May 15, 2018

I’m blogging on Love Bytes Reviews about the hope I get from seeing so many out and proud LGBTQ teens going to prom. So different from when I was growing up.

http://lovebytesreviews.com/2018/05/15/power-to-the-kids/

“Gift of the Goddess” released

May 10, 2018

Amazon came through fast this time, and my rerelease fantasy novella Gift of the Goddess is now available on Smashwords in all formats, and on Amazon in .mobi.

Gift of the Goddess

Desperate times call for desperate measures.

Garvin’s worst fear is realized when he runs home from the fields to find his lover’s forge empty, his tools scattered, and the ground trampled by a band of soldiers. Nyle has been kidnapped and conscripted into the King’s army—a death sentence even for a big smith like Nyle.

Garvin is untrained, unarmed, and nowhere near strong enough to take on one soldier, let alone a whole army. His household skills and a way with horses aren’t much to work with, but he can’t let that stop him. For the first time in his life, he prays to the Goddess for the help he desperately needs.

He’s not expecting an answer. Particularly the one he gets.

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This is a rerelease of the 2012 Storm Moon Press story. It has been edited and polished, but there are no substantial changes.

Content warning – contains a brief on-page episode of dubious- to non-consensual sex.

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Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CZRX4T5/
Amazopn UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07CZRX4T5/
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/826530