Update: My distributor, both personal and for Dark Fantasy Press, is currently beta testing a paperback and hardcover distrubution option. My books are part of that test. Right now, Death Dealer is still available through Createspace but Red Lady fell into the Amazon “change of author name” hole and won’t be available until after the transition is completed.
These are normal growing pains for me as a publisher, thank you for your patience.
My cabin sits near a portal to the Otherworld. The Dark Fae are sending ogres to kill any humans who survived the plague they unleashed a year ago. First a baby dragon, then a goblin, show up looking for me. That’s when the fairy I’d known for a year decides to tell me I’m an elf and my high school boyfriend runs the Dark Fae. I went from human with a bad breakup to a fairy tale creature that was still in love with a killer in three days. A trip through the Otherworld portal shows me my birthplace and dangles the promise of a happy ending I thought was gone. Confronted with true evil, I have to learn my ice magic while fighting for my life. With rekindled love and a new family to protect, I’ll have to battle a psychotic elf with lightning power. One bolt and I’ll disintegrate. One of us won’t survive.
Starting today, you can enter to win one of two signed copies. It is open to International entries. It runs Aug 18th – Sept 10th.
This anthology includes all six Candy Man Delivery Stories.
I have six flavors of chocolate man for you. Each short story has a happy ending and a happily every after!
The Greek god Eros picks a god to inhabit the stunning carved statue for the heroine’s lifetime so she can have her happy ending. These are women in their 30’s and 40’s who’ve loved, lost, and survived life.
Master sculptor Viviana is pleasantly surprised to find a tall block of milk chocolate in her shops cooler with simple instructions. She’s to carve the perfect male figure, think of what she wants in a dream man, and then sprinkle the enclosed magic dust over the chocolate man. Adonis shimmers to light bringing passion, devotion, and love. They opened the Candy Man Delivery Service to share their joy and bring chocolate men to women who need complete devotion and lifelong passion.
TASTES LIKE CHOCOLATE: Viviana’s heartbreak and betrayal by her ex-fiance’ is poured into her sculpting. While working on a statue of pure milk chocolate, she finds herself talking to the man emerging about her hopes, dreams, and desires. Sprinkling gold dust over his stunning finished form makes his body glitter as he comes to life taking her into his arms. Their passion ignites a side of her she’d given up on, can they survive the jealousy of her former flame to find love?
IRISH CREAM DREAMS: Mary Elizabeth owns an irish pub on the beach in South Florida. Picked by Eros to receive a chocolate man of her own, she struggles with doubts and insecurity. Joshua is carved perfection smelling of Irish Liqueur and Chocolate, can his sweetness get her to open up to everlasting love?
WHITE CHOCOLATE CHERRY: Julia is getting ready for work, her camerawoman and best friend Amy by her side, when a notice is left at her door. She’s been chosen to receive a sculpted chocolate man picked personally by Eros to fulfill her romantic and sexual needs. While other women would jump at the offer, Julia is torn. It’s been three years since she lost her beloved Jorge after twenty-five years of wedded bliss. How would she explain a chocolate man to her six kids? Anteros is carved perfection, luscious, and gorgeous with a surprise for her. He loves books and discussing history, he backs away when she feels a loyalty pull to her lost husband, respects her devotion to family. Time and patience pay off as Julia slowly opens her home, her body, and her heart.
APPLE CINNAMON SWIRL: Abby grew up in a military family, her father and grandfather served, so when the time came she enlisted without reservation. Then, her back was broken in an IED attack. Her Humvee was thrown sideways, killing her friends and leaving her to learn to walk again.Repairing her body took months, her limbs regained their flexibility through yoga. What did she have to offer, now? Abby gave everything to her job, being sent home at the end of the day to an empty house reminded her of lost friends. Trixie wagged her tail making her laugh, but it wasn’t the same. Then Viviana showed up at her house to tell her she’d been chosen. Her sister put in the request to help her ease the loneliness.Galen watched Abby before he inhabited the body of the statue to learn about the woman he will love throughout her life. He sees a tough warrior in need of unquestioning devotion who will resist him. His admiration for her sacrifices opens a doorway to her pain making her push him away. Galen didn’t take this assignment lightly, he’ll wait until she offers her heart to him, no matter how long it takes.
HOT CARAMEL PASSION: Ava’s skills as a chef took her from private celebrity chef to owner of Miami’s hottest new restaurant. Shy since kindergarten, she expressed her passions in the kitchen. Loneliness lowered her shoulders as the accolades faded at closing each night. At thirty-three, she was still single, preferring a crowded kitchen to a man across a small table. Her brother signed her up with Viviana, owner of The Candy Man Delivery Service. She’d been appalled until he showed her the picture of Viviana’s man, Adonis. Her anxiety quelled each day by a furious work schedule then ran rampant over her mind as she tried to sleep. Exhausted and shaking, she opens her condo door to find Marcus with caramel colored skin, dark hair, and intense brown eyes. He helps her bloom as she experiences complete devotion for the first time in her life.
DARK CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT: Alicia ended a lucrative modeling career to get her MBA. Trying to find work in a crowded job market discouraged her as the men she interviewed with wanted a stripper instead of an employee. Fellow model and friend, Susie, watches the light fade from Alicia’s light brown complexion and puts her name into contention for a Candy Man.Refusing to be discouraged, she decides to start her own modeling agency. Susie’s pregnancy announcement gives her an idea. An agency for models who are pregnant. Clothing lines need faces for maternity wear and the fashion industry hasn’t exploited that niche, yet. Her family, in town for Christmas, is fully supportive.There’s just one complication, she’s been chosen for a Candy Man. She’s not sure her dreams can come true with a statue. Would her family accept a man who started off as chocolate? Can Vangelis tempt her to stay home with him or will she pull her Dark Chocolate Peppermint man into the chaotic modeling world?
I changed the covers for my Arcane Court books to something darker. Well, they look amazing and I’m having a party to celebrate!
Stop by and ask my characters questions as I reveal the new Arcane Court covers and talk about the new Fae series starting in 2016.
I set up the FB Event to reveal the new covers..
If you can stop by, I’d appreciate it.
Dear Pirate sites, I will report you to the FBI office. No warnings. I’m not going to be kind and give you a chance to stop being a fucking prick. There is NO OUT for “I don’t have the file on MY system.” If you have to put that shit on your site, you KNOW you’re profiting from a crime.
This includes my work and anything published by Dark Fantasy Press.
Copyright Infringement Information:
The legal penalties for copyright infringement are:
– Infringer pays the actual dollar amount of damages and profits.
– The law provides a range from $200 to $150,000 for each work infringed.(Each copy of a book downloaded)
– Infringer pays for all attorneys fees and court costs.
– The Court can issue an injunction to stop the infringing acts.
– The Court can impound the illegal works.
– The infringer can go to jail.
Examples of Infringement – Book related.
1) Copying and reproducing includes photocopying books, chapters of books and journals; or scanning books into a digital format such as a PDF file; converting VHS movies to DVD format; uploading or downloading internet files, including electronically scanned books, videos, or music; copying pictures from the Internet and posting them on a web page or social media website; copying pictures from the Internet for a brochure; and copying art from the Internet and placing it in a PowerPoint presentation.
2) Making derivative works includes making a movie from someone else’s novel; making a sculpture from someone else’s drawing; and creating a movie clip using someone else’s pictures (multi-media).
3) Publicly disseminating includes mailing photocopies to lots of people; circulating journals to others by way of emails; selling, loaning, leasing copied works (you may resell or loan your first lawful copy); making a copy of a CD and selling it for profit (reproducing and disseminating); and uploading electronic files for others to copy (copying and publicly disseminating).
In a continuing effort to simplify my online life, I merged the Graylin Fox and Rane Sjodin websites. I’m now taking another step and going back to using Graylin Fox as my only pen name. The Candy Man Books will remain Graylin Rane. 😉 But the Arcane Court books, in mid-design change now – will be Graylin Fox books soon.
One name to organize them all…
I’m heading to Orlando in a few weeks for Indie Book Fest. Come by and say hello!
There is a book signing on Saturday that is Open to the Public. Bring your books or buy them at the con from the authors.
9 AM Welcome
Keynote by Jana Oliver
9:30-10:15 AM Panels
1-Making Your Story Unique: Coming Up With Fresh Ideas
2 -Stories For the Young At Heart (YA)
10:30- 11:15 AM Panels
1-Making Your Story Orderly: How to Plot and Plan
2 – Stories That Spook (Paranormal)
Graylin Fox <<— there I Am!
11:30-12:15 PM Panels
1- Making Your Story Sharp (editing/proofreading)
Margo Bond Collins
2 – Stories That Sizzle (adult and erotic romance)
Kristen Hope Mazzola
1:30-2:15 PM Panels
1-Making Your Story Smexy: How to Write a Sex Scene
2-Stories With Sweetness (sweet romance, including historical, con rom)
2:30-3:15 PM Panels
1- Making Your Story Pretty (formatting and covers)
2-Stories That Intrigue (mysteries)
Margo Bond Collins
Graylin Fox <<— Me again
3:30-4:15 AM Panels
1 -Making Your Story Shine (Promotion and Marketing)
2-Stories for a Brave New World: New Adult Lit
Kristen Hope Mazzola
4:30-6:30 PM FAN FARE
Come hang with your favorite authors and meet some new ones before the book signing.Enjoy some fun swag and join our fun scavenger hunt!
***I’ve got some cool swag for you.
Dinner On Your Own
9 – 11 PM
Gothic Romance Party <<<<—– I’m dressing up!
9-9:45 AM Panels
1 Stories That Make Us Laugh (humor in books)
Margo Bond Collins
2 Stories That Are Out of This World (fantasy/sci fi)
Graylin Fox <<—Wooo!
10- 10:45 AM Panels
1-Stories with Spirit: Spirituality in Fiction
2-Stories with Diversity
11- 11:45 AM Panels
1-Stories with Staying Power (serials, series)
2-Stories with Strong Women: Moving Beyond the Damsel in Distress
12- 12:45 PM Panels
1-Stories With Unforgettable Men (book boyfriends)
C. G. Powell
2-Ad Lib My Story!
1- 2 PM – Lunch on your own
2-2:30 PM Signing Set-Up (authors only)
2:30-5 PM Book Signing – Come chat!
Dinner on Your Own
Author Hosted Parties 7- 10
“Fairytales & Happily Ever Afters” Hosted by HD Smith & Ceci Giltenan
Beach Hosted by Tawdra Kandle
8-9 AM Blogger Breakfast
10- 10:45 AM
1 – Making Your Story Blog-Friendly: Bloggers Share
2- Making Your Story Reader Appealing: What Readers Want Authors To Know
Win a Spot!
11- 11:45 AM
1- Ad Lib My Story Part 2
2-My Story: What I Learned During My First Year as an Indie Author (all new authors)
*** GIVEAWAY ***
$50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway – http://gvwy.io/eq54mp4
Only 99 cents for a limited time – Celebrate Independence Day with Books to Heat Your Summer Nights!
The Red Hot Authors present Red Hot & BOOM! A Sizzling Hot Collection of Stories
Celebrate Independence Day with Ten Books from Authors who will Heat Your Summer Nights:
ALL HAT NO CATTLE by Randi Alexander – Deep in cowboy country for a rodeo, Harper Johansen is looking for a cowboy of her own, but roughneck Shaw Donahue needs to convince her to value a man for more than his cattle.
FOR LIBERTY by Rene Folsom – While deployed, his mission classified, the heartfelt letters Maximus writes are the only bits of communication Liberty receives while he is away. His letters are a constant reminder of why he chooses to fight: For Liberty.
COME WITH ME by Sable Hunter – Lacy has never experienced the big ‘O’. This July 4th will have more explosions than fireworks in the sky. Jake will prove to Lacy he can be all she needs – in bed and out.
WHITE CHOCOLATE CHERRY by Graylin Rane – When a widowed news reporter receives notice she’ll receive a Candy Man, she’s nervous. Can she open her heart and her home to another man?
SCORIN’ ON THE FOURTH OF JULY by Cassandra Carr – When professional hockey player Mikael meets USA Olympic goaltender Terri, both her beauty and skill attract him. But Terri might have to leave town to keep playing and their blossoming love put on ice.
ONE LAST RODEO by Michel Prince – Mistakes happen when we’re young, now this rodeo pickup man will have one chance to fix it with his ex. She ran to the city to make it big on the news, but he’ll bring this country girl home.
STARS AND SPARKS by Christin Lovell – One curvy journalist. One ex-marine. Two people attempting to find their new place in this world, but, sometimes, it’s not about finding a place; it’s about finding a person. And there’s nothing but stars and sparks between these two.
FIRECRACKER! by Desiree Holt – She’s hot as a pistol in the rodeo ring, leaving the competition n ashes. But can this firecracker bring the same explosive emotion to a night with two hot, hot, hot men?
SPARKS FLY by Mari Carr – I Do is the easy part. Happily ever after? Not so much. Over the Fourth of July weekend, Evan vows he’ll reignite his wife, Annie’s passion with his own brand of fireworks.
RETURN TO HER by Alexandra O’Hurley – Writhing passion quickly turns into more when friends become lovers. Their surrender comes days before an ill-timed deployment, where the two are quickly ripped apart. Will fate prevent this soldier from returning to her?
Here are many of the pictures I took at Florida Supercon. It was held at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Many thanks to Chelle Olson (Literal Addiction to Detail – Owner), Erika Hayden, and Brandon Timothy for the entertaining days, including the 1.5 – 2 hour commutes each way every day. We were very sleep deprived and giddy on Sunday nights drive home.