We are so pleased to have author Lynn Lorenz with us again today. Lynn is Guest Blogging about how her “authoring” has changed in the last couple of years and we are spotlighting her upcoming release, On the Streets of New Orleans. This book will be released on October 10th and we have an Excerpt to wet your appetite.
A lot has happened this year, and like a lot of authors I’m dipping into the self publishing pool. Mostly the shallow end, where it’s sort of comfortable. When one of my beloved publishers closed, Amber Quill Press, being the class act they are, they reverted all my rights to my books. I was lucky. I had about 18 books with them, far less than some of my author friends, some of which had close to the 100 number.
I can’t imagine dealing with that many displaced books. I’ve found homes for some of my stuff, but others I decided to self-publish. I also took the rights back to some of my backlist books from Loose Id, another much beloved publisher. I have about 7 books still with them, and hope to send them more, but it left me with about 20 books in all needing to find a home.
Stay tuned to Pride and to Dreamspinner, for the re-releases of most of my books! (Thanks to both of those wonderful publishers!) Pre-orders for On The Streets of New Orleans at DSP are up now.)
This GRL, I’ll have print copies of some of those re-pubbed books for order and for sale there. Books like reader favorite Best Vacation That Never Was, about a man who loses everything when his apartment building goes up in flames. He’s amazed at the generosity of the blazing hot firefighter who rescued him. Together, they go on the vacation of a lifetime, and maybe discover the love of a lifetime too.
Another book I self-published is No Good Deed. This books won one of the Rainbow Awards for Best Bisexual Book a number of years back. It’s about a bisexual Chinese-American cop in a small Texas town who has to come to grips with his sexuality when he meets and falls for a gay man caught up in an officer shooting. It looks at his struggle with bisexuality, and yes, there’s m/f sex, and m/m sex, but I decided it was necessary to show that play of attraction, and the toll it takes on his life, his friends, and his career.
This year, I’m giving away a limited number of copies of my BDSM short stories, Doms of The Chambers. I put the two stories into a small print book. I plan on writing several more of these stories, to continue this series. The Chambers is a gay BDSM club in Houston, and these stories are about the doms reactions to the death of one of their own. His demise sets off ripples through their community, changing some of the doms, and affecting some of their subs. If you like the dom/sub part of BDSM, like I do, you might enjoy these stories.
If you find me at the author lounge, I’ll have a few of them to give out, along with a swag bag. I have limited numbers, so if you don’t get one, and still want to read them, they’re at Amazon for $.99 each or on KU.
If you’re interested in pre-ordering any of these books to insure you get a copy, just go to https://squareup.com/store/lynn-lorenz and order. You can stop by and see me at the author lounges, the book signing, or at my panel on editing with Laura Baumbach and J.P. Bowie. Or catch me anytime during the retreat. I love to chat with people. I love to chat with people over a meal. Or a drink at the bar. Or just sitting around. And I do love a good hug!
Go to the Author Page for Lynn Lorenz for Book Listing and Social Media links
Releasing on October 10th
- Book Title: On the Streets of New Orleans
- Book Series: standalone
- Author: Lynn Lorenz
- Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 2 edition (October 10, 2016)
- Book Length: 162 pages
- Genre: Gay Romance, Anthology/Bundle
Breakfast at Tiffany’s Waffles and Wings
A year after Hurricane Katrina, Scott is back in the city he loves, the city that offered him sanctuary from rural Louisiana and its prejudices, but living in a homeless shelter can be almost as dangerous as the streets.
The storm cost Tony his family, his home, and his direction in life. Now he’s squatting and stealing to make ends meet, and he’s lost all hope of things getting better.
When Scott and Tony meet, they realize it’s time to stop merely surviving. It’s time to start living again. Together.
Charlie is an ex-addict plagued by memories of the past. He’s doing penance working at a homeless shelter, staying away from men, drugs, and anything resembling happiness. He’s convinced he doesn’t deserve more.
Devon is determined to keep the dealers out of his neighborhood. No one operates there without his permission. When he brings a sick young man who was selling drugs to the mission, he meets Charlie and can’t stop thinking of the man with the haunted eyes. He’s determined to give Charlie a taste of pleasure, despite Charlie’s claims that he’s not worthy of it.