This week I'm celebrating 50,000 hits on my blog by giving away prizes and having fun with friends. Please welcome Havan Fellows!
Wow Sara…I knew last time I was here with the Story Orgy that I loved your place…you know—when you forgot to give me the key and we had to pick the lock *blushes*… I raided your icebox and stole your Schweddy Balls Ben & Jerry ice cream *giggles*…but I love what you've added to the place…
Oh looky you…you're throwing a party…with lots of guests! Wow, I wasn't expecting a crowd…*yanks my trench coat down my arms and lets it slip to the ground…turns slowly in my new outfit and stops…strikes a pose* oh my…I just don't do well with crowds…*turns face to left and lifts chin…twist back a bit…strikes another pose* I get all tongue tied and become a wallflower...*wraps arms around Sara's waist leans in…strikes another pose* I'm just sooooooo out of my element…*spots tray* oooooooh mini quiches and crab cakes…
*pops a crab cake in my mouth and chews...swallows...looks around at everyone* Um...hello. I'm Havan Fellows...I do a lot of stuff...I annoy my EDJ bossman, hang with my fabulous muse enjoying life, drive my yin insane on a regular basis...and I write. I specialize in M/M, but a few of my WIP are M/M/F and M/F. I'm published with Breathless Press and I'm self published with a group that I write with, Story Orgy.
Well, next month I have my very first solo release coming out! *wiggles and giggles and hip bumps with Sara a few* It is an amazing feeling. Don't get me wrong, I love (and am proud of) the three anthologies I have out with the Story Orgy, and my solo release is actually a book that started out as a blog story with the Story Orgy...but...having a solo release makes me feel like darn—I've arrived.
Having three anthologies out has brought up an interesting topic more than one time around me. Do anthologies sell as well as solo books do?
I like to think they do. I mean I personally love finding an antho that has a fave author of mine in it. Even if I've never heard about the other authors—that is kinda like a mystery prize, you know? I get to read the story by the author I know and love...and then I get to try out new authors and see if their writing fits in my mind like a puzzle piece...*giggles* Sure, some of them I won't like...some of them I may love and hunt out more of their work...either way I still feel like I won because I tried something new...*winks*
Oh oh oh...another perk to anthos? Sometimes I'm in the mood for a swift romp...and sometimes I'm in the mood for a long slow session. Anthos appease my need for a quickie. A nice short read that I can get through after a hard day of work when I need to reach that climatic HEA and settle my nerves.
The reason for all this anthology talk is simple. My solo read coming out on May 11th is called Emery's Ritches, and it is the second book in my Synchronous Seductions series (try saying that five times fast...lol). I'll tell you about Emery's Ritches in just a moment. The first book in that series is Harlan's Ryde, and it is found in my Story Orgy anthology Word Play published by Breathless Press. Now you don't have to read these books in order to enjoy them, but doing it that way does heighten your pleasure...*smirks*...so I'll tell you all about Emery's Ritches, and if you leave a comment I'll put you in the running to win a copy of Word Play! *big smiles* You know...get you primed for when the second book comes out...hehe
So here you go...my first solo release...ahhhhh—hey! Not that type of release...well...maybe...no! Not that type *heads desk giggling*
Ritchie Lymings is wallowing in self-pity after seeing the man he loves—his best friend—reunited with his arch enemy. He's drowning his sorrows in coffee and caramel when an irritating stranger barges into his life, determined to make him smile. Even if this interloper is too dense to understand his faux pas, Ritchie figures he may be good for a quickie to get his mind off of his immediate situation. A simple round of love 'em and leave 'em sounds promising.
Emery Hutchins recognizes Ritchie immediately when he stops for his morning coffee and breakfast. His friend Ryder had been telling him stories about "the infuriating twit" for years. Fate and coincidence were two things that normally gave Emery cause for pause, but he couldn't let this opportunity pass him by. Unable to relinquish control to fate though, he immediately devises a plan to make the deliciously snarky Ritchie his own, one hundred percent completely.
But for these two diverse personalities there is one major problem. How can Ritchie's attitude and Emery's meticulousness blend together, or is this an oil and water mess?
*bends over and whispers loudly* psst...by the way...if you wanna find me I'll be at my blog Havan's Heavenly Haven.