QUEERS RELEASED!

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wpid-queers-cover-2.jpgQueers by AJ Rose, Published by Voodoo Lily Press

Releasing 1/2014

Amazon: $6.99. Kindle format
Barnes & Noble: $6.99 epub
All Romance Ebooks: $6.99 multiple formats
iTunes: coming soon

Length: approx. 177000 words, 437 pgs

Genre: Romance, m/m, Contemporary,
Graphic sex

Within her walls are stories. Love. Laughter. Tears. Lives lived to the fullest, and sometimes cut short before they really get started. She’s seen it all, from homelessness to super-stardom, boys dressed as girls, girls dressed as lamps, and boy, does she have secrets she could tell. Her one truth is that everyone who darkens her doors is accepted with open arms and a song.

Her name is Queers, and for one of L.A.’s few dueling piano bars, she has a lot of heart. On her stage, the beautiful voice of Duff McKinley rings so true he captures the shattered heart of his boss, Brad Mosely, who checked out of life three years ago. But even lifelong dreams have untold consequences.

Duff came to L.A. to chase his musical aspirations, but his best friend Garrett Slater accompanied him to chase a wish of his own: finding The One, his white knight. He believes Landon Kennedy fits the bill. Suave, handsome, and powerful in the music industry, Landon can show Garrett a life he’s only seen in movies. But even as Landon helps Duff realize his dreams, he brings Garrett into a nightmare he may never leave, one from which Garrett’s roommate, Jackson Moriarty, is determined to rescue him. If Garrett repays Jackson by seeing his own charms, so much the better.

Yes, within her walls, Queers has long history. Unrequited love, sinister intentions, fame, fortune, and a group of friends and lovers who would do anything for each other no matter the cost.

Just a Note

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I’m not really comfortable doing this, but given some of the blog posts here, I feel I should.

Despite our best efforts, Fen and I have decided to split up. We have every intention of remaining friends, and he will still be my editor, and Voodoo Lily Press will continue as is. We’re both mature adults and can handle yet another change to our relationship. I will, however, ask for respect for our privacy as to the reasons behind the decision. Therefore, I’m closing comments to this post. I won’t be around much to answer them anyway, as I have made arrangements to move closer to family.

Queers is still planned for a late January release and this will not effect that schedule.

Queers Book Trailer

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A dear friend of mine with mad skillz has gone and blown me away by making a book trailer for Queers. Enjoy.

The writing is nearly finished. I can smell the end, and it makes me stupidgiddyhappy to be at this point. THIS is why I write, when months of work begins to draw together, the strings I’ve woven being tied together in the culmination of the story, the characters finally getting their moments. This is what it’s all about for me.

Soon. I promise.

(If you can’t view the youtube, try the original animoto link.)

Queers: Coming Soon…

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Within her walls are stories. Love. Laughter. Tears. Lives lived to the fullest, and sometimes cut short before they really get started. She’s seen it all, from homelessness to super-stardom, boys dressed as girls, girls dressed as lamps, and boy, does she have secrets she could tell. Her one truth is that everyone who darkens her doors is accepted with open arms and a song.

Her name is Queers, and for one of L.A.’s few dueling piano bars, she has a lot of heart. On her stage, the beautiful voice of Duff McKinley rings so true he captures the shattered heart of his boss, Brad Mosely, who checked out of life three years ago. But even lifelong dreams have untold consequences.

Duff came to L.A. to chase his musical aspirations, but his best friend Garrett Slater accompanied him to chase a wish of his own: finding The One, his white knight. He believes Landon Kennedy fits the bill. Suave, handsome, and powerful in the music industry, Landon can show Garrett a life he’s only seen in movies. But even as Landon helps Duff realize his dreams, he brings Garrett into a nightmare he may never leave, one from which Garrett’s roommate, Jackson Moriarty, is determined to rescue him. If Garrett repays Jackson by seeing his own charms, so much the better.

Yes, within her walls, Queers has long history. Unrequited love, sinister intentions, fame, fortune, and a group of friends and lovers who would do anything for each other no matter the cost.

 

Available soon in ebook and paperback

Queers Update

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So I blew right by my deadline.
Halloween was supposed to be the day I put Deacon the Reaper on the last page of Queers.
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It didn’t happen.
I did, however, build in a thirty day cushion. I only committed to a December release, and Halloween was the deadline for December 1st. It’s clear, that won’t happen. I’m still writing feverishly. I have maybe 15 chapters to write. The end of the book always goes faster than the beginning. I’m hoping if I can get this thing done by Thanksgiving, I can still release it December 2013, depending on the editing schedule (yeah, I fucked that up for Fen, too).
I may not make it.
To all the readers who are patiently waiting, I am sincerely sorry. I tried. Sometimes, it just doesn’t work the way I want. The muse is a fickle bitch. The characters want to go here when I want them to go there. Or some days, I just fuck around running errands or sleeping in or not writing on my lunch break. I’m burning the candle at both ends, and sometimes, I have to breathe something other than the day job and Queers.
But it’s coming. Weeks left. That, I promise.
ETA: I’m taking a break from all things internet in order to finish Queers.

Blue River is Released!

AJ Rose:

Release day is always awesome. Go see what Fen’s up to this time!

Originally posted on Theo Fenraven:

Another one bites the dust.

BlueRiver2ndLGHeh. Just kidding. I’m very excited for this revised release of the novella.

Here’s the blurb:

Photography genius Ethan Mars is out and living the fast life in Los Angeles until a mysterious mist in Topanga Canyon sends him back in time. There he meets Quinn Parker, a farmer who has hidden his homosexuality from everyone, even Margaret, his fiancée. Falling in love is the last thing Ethan expects, and the last thing Quinn can allow—in 1863, being gay can get him killed. When Ethan is unexpectedly offered a way home, he faces an impossible decision: go back… or stay?

If you buy it from Dreamspinner, I get more money. Just sayin’. :) You can also get it from ARe. In about a week, Amazon will have it. Just search on my name.

 

 

 

 

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2013 Rainbow Awards

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*taps mic* Excuse me. Is this thing on? *winces at feedback* Uh, sorry.

It’s been a big week here in AJ Land. Over the weekend, I got a notification on Facebook that my books, Power Exchange and Safeword, were given Honorable Mentions in the 2013 Rainbow Awards run by Elisa Rolle

It turns out, that was the appetizer. Today, the main course was rolled out.

Both Power Exchange and Safeword have been named finalists in the Mystery/Thriller category of the 2013 Rainbow Awards.

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The look on that guy’s face? That’s me right about now.

Last year, I used the finalists list as a books-to-buy list. I found some real gems that way. If you’re so inclined, check out all the authors who’ve been named finalists and their work. Congrats to everyone!

Show of Hands

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I’ve placed an order with the paperback distributor to have copies on hand for the few who’ve expressed an interest in buying signed copies of Power Exchange and Safeword. So, in order to know if I will need to order more or if I got really full of myself and ordered too many that I won’t be able to give away, can you comment if you intend to get them? Or email me if you want to remain anon: aj.rose514@gmail.com. If I need more, I’d rather get that order placed than wait until I have no more to send and have to sit for a couple weeks waiting for the print run to complete. (This paperback stuff is more complex than I thought.)

In order to buy, since Voodoo Lily Press doesn’t have a shopping cart store, I’ll be having people send the funds via PayPal to voodoolilypress@gmail.com. Add a note like this:

PE/SW order
Recipient Name (person to whom I’m signing the books)
Your Name (only if different than name in books)
Shipping address (no PO Boxes, please)

The cost will be $12.99 per title, plus a flat $5 for shipping, whether you order one book, both books, or multiple copies of them (for whatever reason I can’t fathom). So a standard order of a copy each of Power Exchange and Safeword would be $30.98.

**For international shipping, please email me so we can discuss.

So, show of hands, are you planning to get a set (in the next, say, 30 days)?

(And dude, this is so awkward. I can’t believe I’m asking if people want something I’ve written and signed, for crying out loud. I feel like an imposter, body snatched and replaced by this person trying to sell you all something. Someone put me out of my misery.)

ETA, wow, you guys. I’m going to have to order another batch, because the ones I’ve ordered are not going to cover everyone. They will be sent out on a first come, first served basis, so those of you who’ve already sent payment, look for them hopefully next week sometime, depending on where you live. Thank you, everyone. Just… thank you.

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