Last night, crazy antics were afoot when I was blessed with The Four D's - Dancing, Drinking, and a Designated Driver. Life does not get much better. We were celebrating one of my dearest friend's birthday. Ironically, her nickname is D. She requested we go see our friend's band, Donna the Buffalo play at the Blind Tiger. Their keyboard player, David McCracken, is another one of our dearest friends. That's a lot more than four Ds, isn't it? Anyway, it was lovely to reconnect, dance, and make joyful noise. David even came down off the stage in a rare occurrence, and danced with me. Needless to say, fun was had by all. Happy Birthday D, and Happy Early Birthday, David.
If you live in or around NC, you can wish David a Happy Birthday in person at DTB's upcoming Carrboro show next Thursday. It's always great dancing fun! They are also playing The Orange Peel in Asheville this weekend.
But, there is more big news in the friends and family antics camp! My friend and fellow college alumnae sister, West Thornhill, has her first book coming out tomorrow
Congratulations West Thornhill! Transcend is officially published!
When Gael Astley escapes life spent as a sadist's sex slave, his rescuer introduces him to a world he never knew existed. He quickly discovers he has the powers of telepathy and telekinesis, but is confused about what this means for this life. With the help of the one person he knows he can trust, Gael embarks on an intense training regime that ultimately leads to a new career as an agent for Fillmore, a top-secret paranormal group.
Jason Phillips, a member of the Fillmore team, has secrets of his own. Though he tries to keep his distance from Gael, the two men are drawn together like moths to flame. Will Gael overcome his own insecurities and see the possibilities offered or will his past come back to destroy him?
CONTENT ADVISORY: This title contains scenes of rape. Readers with a history of rape or sexual abuse may find this story disturbing. This title contains mentions of incest.
You can now purchase a copy of Transcend at Silver Publishing.
So, while I wait for the stars to align, I am celebrating here. Why the wait? Well, we are still working out timing so West and Andi Lea, our other alumnae sister and fellow LGBTQ writer, can all get together for our RL party. Yes, Coffee Porn Gang Shenanigans are certainly in the works, West. Until then, I am posting a little online party of West stops to visit.
There is a fantastic interview over at Andi Lea's blog. You can get a real feel for what it's like to hang out and chat with us at Coffee Porn. Well, except, maybe this would be Coffee Porn Lite. We can get a whole lot raunchier, folks. I'm not gonna lie.
You can enter to win a free copy of Transcend over at The Black Raven Erotic Cafe.
There was also a guest blog over at Julie Lynne Haye's place yesterday.
West will be around the web coming up at the following stops:
http://karennacolcroft.com/ Jan 21