Last year, GRL was a fabulous experiment. Who knew what would happen or what to expect. But … oh, what a success it was! Here is Tara Lain to talk about what she’s been up to, as well as some of the things she has put together for GRL this year.
Here Kitty, Kitty. Getting Ready for GRL!
I’m really excited about GayRomLit next month. I’m a veteran. Last year in New Orleans I had four published books under my belt. This year I’m working on 14. It’s been a busy year and getting ready for GRL is a very busy time. Here are some of the things on the agenda.
I won’t have a brand new book out for GRL. (My most recent book, Genetic Celebrity, is a MMF ménage so not the best choice for GRL) but I will have a new gay romance coming out Oct 30th so it gets featured at the retreat. The new book is called Brush with Catastrophe. It’s the sequel to the very popular Spell Cat, the paranormal gay romance about witches and one great black cat named Aloysius. Here’s a little blurb about Brush with Catastrophe:
Sammy Raphael is a crappy witch. And on top of that, he can’t get a boyfriend. Where other supernaturals can bring down lightning and manifest wealth, Sammy can paint. True, the “prophetic” paintings he does at night always come true, but they never predict anything important. Until he paints a gorgeous guy and it turns out to be his secret crush, Ryder. But Ryder has changed so much he’s almost unrecognizably beautiful. And then Sammy paints an angel who turns out to be a witch. But is that witch also a devil? And why the hells does Ryder keep changing? Aloysius, the black cat familiar, always backs the winner. So why is he backing Sammy?
To commemorate Brush with Catastrophe, I’ve had some drawstring backpacks made with the cat logo you see above. But, I won’t have enough for everyone at the retreat, soooo I’m making it into a game. I’m going to give some of my book cover postcards to five authors at the retreat. Anyone who can find two of the authors and get two of the five postcards, bring them to me and get me to sign them, will get a Brush with Catastrophe backpack (for as long as they last, but I have lots!). This should be a fun way to meet some authors and get a useful souvenir at the same time. Last year, people used my Golden Dancer backpacks to take books home. I’m planning on reading something from Brush with Catastrophe during my reading too.
I’m also excited because this year I’ll have print books with me for GRL. I’ll have copies of Sinders and Ash, my gay fairy tale romance, and my new single author anthology, Balls to the Wall, which includes Volley Balls, Fire Balls, and Beach Balls. There’s a chance I may have some copies of Golden Dancer as well.
For everyone, I’ll have some Spell Cat post-it notes in the swag room, and there will be other goodies for chatters. I’m so looking forward to the Rainbow Romance Writers event (don’t miss it!), and Pimp Your Badge with a bunch of great Authors (don’t miss that either), the Loose Id breakfast, the publishers’ spotlights and –well, everything!
Leave me a comment with your email please and you can win a copy of any book in the Balls to the Wall Series in the ebook format of your choice — that’s Volley Balls, Fire Balls or Beach Balls. And in the Mantastic grand prize, you’ll find a copy of the new Balls to the Wall Anthology in print to be collected at GRL! Thank you so much for coming by! — Tara : )
Open until Thursday, September 20th at 11:59 pm (PST). Winner will be chosen and notified on Friday.