Friday, 31 January 2014

Prizm In Perspective: Ink~Blood~Fire

This focus on Prizm Books is turning into a cover lovefest. Here's another gorgeous one:

Ink~Blood~Fire

Ink~Blood~Fire

When Piper decided that she needed a better life for her and her sister, she packed them up, took what money they had saved, and headed off the desperately depressing downward spiral of drugs, booze, and violence of the Reservation. They took off to see the world. Fate had plans for them after being helped on the road by the kindness of a stranger. Little did they know that the man named Flynn had more in store for them than they could ever imagine.

Once they got back on the road Piper met a charming young up-and-coming tattoo artist named Nigel. After they said their goodbyes in Vegas, Piper realized her true feelings for Nigel, and, making a massive leap of faith, took a one-eighty to followed Nigel to the tropical paradise of Hawaii.

Piper found out soon enough that even in beauty, there were dangers waiting for her, that maybe Prince Charming wasn’t always a clean-cut boy on a noble steed, but a man with long hair, tattoos, and a fierce protectiveness for those he loves.

by K. Baldwin and Lyra Ricci
Pages:
224 / Words: 70000
ISBN: 978-1-61040-467-9
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary
Age Rating: New Adult
Ebook zipped file contains: html, Adobe and Sony optimized pdf, mobi
Available in print at: Amazon.com

Read an Excerpt at: http://www.prizmbooks.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=62

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Prizm In Perspective: The End

I looooove this cover!

The End

The End

When World War Three breaks out, seventeen-year-old Julia is on a school trip to Amsterdam, while fourteen-year-old Marly is trapped in a prison for delinquent girls. They both discover magical amulets, and try their best to save themselves and those around them. But it looks like their best will not be enough, as nuclear war threatens the survival of the human race.

On her journey home to New York, Julia is joined by three other queer teens and the mysterious and alluring Ginger; lipstick lesbian Vikki; and five-thousand-year-old Skilly, who has an amulet that grants him eternal life. When Julia and Marly meet, they are immediately attracted to each other. But romance has to take a back seat as the five friends learn the true powers of the amulets. Can they travel through time to save the world from total destruction?

by Nora Olsen
Pages:
252 / Words: 64600
ISBN: 978-1-61040-110-4
Genre: GLBT, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Age Rating:Edgy Young Adult
Ebook zipped file contains: html, Adobe and Sony optimized pdf, prc
Available in print at: Amazon.com

Read an excerpt at: http://www.prizmbooks.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=34

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Prizm In Perspective: The Co-Walkers, Awakening

Talk about a gorgeous cover...

The Co-Walkers, Awakening

The Co-Walkers, Awakening

Could life get any worse for Ashley, Brian, and Matthew? Their father abandoned them, they’ve been shipped off to live with a total stranger, and now they've discovered that everything they’ve ever learned about the world is a lie!

But to find the truth, they will have to battle evil faeries, risk their lives to claim magical talismans, and earn the respect of Elves who have vowed to kill them. Will they be able to prove that they are the legendary Co-Walkers who are able to travel between the Earthly and Faery Realms? Or are they merely pawns caught in the midst of a dangerous conspiracy that could lead to the destruction of both their worlds? It's up to Ashley, Brian, and Matthew to discover their unique abilities and restore what magick alone cannot repair.

by Hermine G. Steinberg
Pages: 233 / Words: 67200
ISBN: 978-1-61040-602-4
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Action/Adventure
Age Rating: Young Adult
Ebook zipped file contains: html, Adobe and Sony optimized pdf, mobi, epub
Available in print at: Amazon.com

Read an excerpt at: http://www.prizmbooks.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=77

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Prizm In Perspective: The Twilight Gods

Every day this week, I'll be showcasing novels from Prizm Books. Oooh... Dickensian!

The Twilight Gods

The Twilight Gods

London during the Great Exhibition of 1851 is a new world of technological advances, eye-popping inventions, and glimpses of exotic treasures from the East. For fifteen-year-old Norris Woodhead it’s a time of spectral figures mingling with London’s daily crowds, and an old rectory in a far corner of the English countryside, a great house literally caught in time, where answers to curious little mysteries await him. Confined by his family’s financial woes, Norris suffers a lonely and unsatisfying time till the day he (and only he) notices “shadow-folks” in the streets. Then a strange widow appears, rents a vacant room in the house, and takes him under her wing. She becomes his guardian, slowly revealing those shadows’ secrets, Norris’connection with them, and the life-altering choices he has to face in the end.

The Twilight Gods is a retelling of Native American folktale called“The Girl Who Married a Ghost.” Set in Victorian England, it’s an alternative perspective on a gay teen’s coming-out process, with Norris’ journey of self-discovery couched in magical and supernatural terms and imagery.

by Hayden Thorne
Pages:
233 / Words: 58700
ISBN: 978-1-60370-815-9, 1-60370-815-4
Genre: GLBT, Historical, Paranormal/Horror
Age Rating: Edgy Young Adult
Ebook zipped file contains: html, Adobe and Sony optimized pdf, prc, epub
Available in print at: Amazon.com

Read an excerpt at http://www.prizmbooks.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=39

Monday, 27 January 2014

Prizm In Perspective: Vampirism and You!

Every day this week, I'll be showcasing novels from Prizm Books. Heeeere's... Vampires!

Vampirism and You!

Vampirism and You!

Louis’ whole life was planned right to a bite on the neck at his seventeenth birthday. The British native has a whole lot of changes coming his way. There’s the cravings, the urges, the relocation to rural USA…it’s a lot for a teenager to handle. Throw in the possibility that he might not be as straight as he always thought and it’s a tangled mess as Louis tries to navigate his new life as a vampire.

Things aren’t going to be easy though, and his foster-vampire Duncan is determined to make Louis a fine upstanding example of vampirism—or else. Louis has his handbook though to explain well, some things. But not everything.

When a new vampire shows up in town, Louis thinks he’s finally found someone to confide in, except Eli has his own agenda and Louis is about to find out that being a vampire means more than drinking blood and causing mayhem—there are also dirty politics, dark secrets, and a whole lot of reading assignments.

by Missouri Dalton
Pages:
199 / Words: 46000
ISBN: 978-1-61040-429-7
Genre: GLBT, Sci-fi/Fantasy, Paranormal/Horror
Age Rating: Edgy Young Adult
Ebook zipped file contains: html, Adobe and Sony optimized pdf, prc
Available in print at: Amazon.com

Read an Excerpt at: http://www.prizmbooks.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=49

Happy Birthday, Sneaky Lee!

Just came across this photo of myself at my cousin's birthday party and, since it's undeniably the best picture that's ever been taken of me, felt obliged to share with you all.  No, I'm not picking my nose. But I am up to something.  Don't ask me what--I barely remember what I ate for breakfast, let alone what was passing through my brain more than 30 years ago.

But I DO remember that I've got a great little birthday-related ebook on the market, called Happy Birthday, Klutzface!  It's cute and funny, just like me. (HA!)

Happy Birthday, Klutzface

Happy Birthday, Klutzface

It’s a comedy of errors when Laura prepares a romantic dinner for Mila’s birthday.  Laura isn't the world's best cook to begin with, but when everything goes wrong in the immaculate home Mila's supposed to be house sitting, the trouble's only just begun.  Laura and Mila wanted an evening of domestic bliss.  Will their glimpse at adult life drive them into each other's arms or drive them apart completely?
 
by Foxglove Lee
Pages:
19 / Words: 4800
Genre: Prizm Pinch, GLBT, Contemporary
Age Rating: Young Adult
Ebook zipped file contains: html, Adobe and Sony optimized pdf, mobi, epub

Read an excerpt at http://www.prizmbooks.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=5_7&products_id=59

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Prizm In Perspective: Tyler Buckspan

I read the first sentence in the blurb and said, "I needs me a copy of this book!" And there's nobody else in the room. I just said that to myself. Now you know.

Tyler Buckspan

Tyler Buckspan

Fifteen-year-old Tyler Buckspan lives with his mom and grandmother in 1960s Cassadaga, a Florida community where spiritual “mediums” ply their trade. The mediums--Tyler’s grandmother among them--read palms and tarot cards, conduct seances and speak with the dead. Tyler’s a loner, a bookish boy with few interests, until his half-brother Devin, nineteen and a convicted arsonist, comes to live in Tyler’s home.

For years, Tyler has ignored his attraction to other boys. But with Devin in the house, Tyler can't deny his urges any longer. He falls hopelessly in love with his miscreant half-brother, and with the sport of basketball, once Devin teaches Tyler the finer points of the game. In a time when love between men was forbidden, even criminalized, can Tyler find the love he needs from another boy? And is Devin a person to be trusted? Is he truly clairvoyant, or simply a con artist playing Tyler and others for fools? What does Devin really know about a local murder? And can Tyler trust his own psychic twinges?

by Jere M. Fishback
Pages:
182 / Words: 46700
ISBN: 978-1-61040-515-7
Genre: GLBT, Historical
Age Rating: Edgy Young Adult
Ebook zipped file contains: html, Adobe and Sony optimized pdf, mobi
Available in print at: Amazon.com

Read an excerpt at: http://www.prizmbooks.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=71

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Prizm In Perspective: The Second Mango by Shira Glassman

As I mentioned yesterday, I'll be showcasing some great books from my Prizm at the blog. The first one has been very well received and, like my upcoming novel, it's got a lesbian focus:

The Second Mango

The Second Mango

Queen Shulamit never expected to inherit the throne of the tropical land of Perach so young. At twenty, grief-stricken and fatherless, she's also coping with being the only lesbian she knows after her sweetheart ran off for an unknown reason. Not to mention, she's the victim of severe digestive problems that everybody think she's faking. When she meets Rivka, an athletic and assertive warrior from the north who wears a mask and pretends to be a man, she finds the source of strength she needs so desperately.

Unfortunately for her, Rivka is straight, but that's okay -- Shulamit needs a surrogate big sister just as much as she needs a girlfriend. Especially if the warrior's willing to take her around the kingdom on the back of her dragon in search of other women who might be open to same-sex romance. The real world outside the palace is full of adventure, however, and the search for a royal girlfriend quickly turns into a rescue mission when they discover a temple full of women turned to stone by an evil sorcerer.

by Shira Glassman
Pages:
165 / Words: 46600
ISBN: 978-1-61040-519-5
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, LGBT, Action/Adventure, Romance
Age Rating: New Adult
Ebook zipped file contains: html, Adobe and Sony optimized pdf, mobi
Available in print at: Amazon.com

Read an excerpt at http://www.prizmbooks.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=72

Friday, 24 January 2014

Ode To My Publisher: Prizm Books

I think introductions are in order. Have you met my publisher, Prizm Books? Prizm Books, you.  You, Prizm Books.  Ahhh, just look at the two of you.  This could be the start of a beautiful friendship.

I'll let Prizm tell you a bit about itself:

Prizm Books is a line of Young Adult fiction, focused on providing great mainstream and LGBT stories in all genres, from science fiction to historical to contemporary. Our mission is to encourage and publish young adult books that focus on the story. Today's young readers crave stories they can relate to, stories about their lives. Prizm Books is committed to producing great, positive books that young adults will love, enjoy losing themselves in and will want more of!

There‘s room under the rainbow. Come and see what Prizm Books is all about!

That comes from their website, http://www.prizmbooks.com/

My first novel, Tiffany and Tiger's Eye, is coming to Prizm Books soon.  If you're a writer who wants to pitch them your dream, this is the link for you: http://www.prizmbooks.com/submissions.html

But wait... there's more! I'm going to be featuring different books from Prizm's catalogue here at the blog as I wait patiently for my own book to come out. Stay tuned!

Foxglove Lee

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Cover Reveal! Breathe for Me by Rhonda Helms

Here's a bit of excitement: I've got cover and blurb to share with you... and they're not even mine! This lovely print flat will soon (in June) be the front and back covers of Rhonda Helms' Breathe for Me:

Pretty cover is pretty.

Title: Breathe for Me
Author: Rhonda Helms
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press (www.spencerhillpress.com)
Release Date: June 17, 2014
Formats: Paperback, e-book

Isabel’s been cursed since the Middle Ages.

Desperate to escape an arranged marriage, she made a hasty bargain with a demon, asking for liberation from an oppressive husband-to-be and the excitement of travel. But the demon’s “gift” came at a steep cost. Each time he moves her to a new city, her memory’s wiped. No one can touch her bare skin without injury or even death. And she sees the lifespan of every living being (and is, in fact, immortal herself).

All a constant reminder that she’s different than other teen girls.

But New Orleans seems to accept her as she is. She has friends and a real life in this quirky, hot city. Then Isabel meets Dominic, whose deep soul and strong character draw her to him. Her growing love gives her the courage to confront the demon, insisting the curse be broken. But the demon’s price for freedom is much, much higher than she could possibly give.