09/24/2016 In Guest
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The Pill Bugs of Time; by Angel Martinez—A Pill Bug Walking Tour of Philadelphia

A couple months ago I hosted Angel Martinez for Lime Green Gelatin and Other Monsters, Book 1 in the Offbeat Crimes, series and ask her why Philadelphia (I’m originally from Philly and was pleased to see a series set there.) When asked to host The Pill Bugs of Time, I suggested she give the readers a walking tour of places from the books. To my great surprise, she agreed.  What follows is awesomeness that needs to be seen. So strap yourselves in and let Angel and her friend take you on a magic Philly walking tour! A Pill Bug Walking Tour of Philadelphia Last fall at about this time, my friend Diane came down from Calgary for a convention. Since …

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09/23/2016 In Guest
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Flight Blog Tour: How To Write Contest-Winning Flash Fiction – by Aidee Ladnier

This is a first for the blog – a judge from a writing contest. Aides Ladnier is here today to talk about how to write contest-winning flash fiction. And she would know a thing or two about this as her story came in 3rd out of 117 stories in Queer Sci-fi’s 2015 flash fiction contest.  So please welcome Aidee and then go find out more about the book. The proceeds go to support the Queer Sci-fi site and help give a voice to LGBTQA authors. How to Write Contest Winning Flash Fiction; by Aidee Ladnier To my great delight, one of the prizes for placing third in the QSF 2nd Annual Flash Fiction Contest was a chance to judge the entries …

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08/03/2016 In Author Profiles, Guest
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An Interview with Anna Butler—Makepeace Blog Tour and Giveaway

Please welcome back Anna Butler.  Anna came to visit last year about this time to talk about Heart Scarab, Book 2 of her Sci-fi series Taking Shield. You can find that interview here: Anna Butler Interview: This time, Anna and I are going to getting into more specifics about not only the book, but the universe she created.  When you’re done reading the interview, make sure you enter her giveaway. An Interview With Anna Butler Hi Anna. Welcome back. What have you been up to since you last visited? I’ve been working hard on the fourth Taking Shield book, The Chains of Their Sins, which went to my publisher and editor only this week in final draft. It picks up the …

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07/28/2016 In Uncategorized
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Lime Gelatin and Other Monsters Blog Tour — An Interview With Angel Martinez

Please welcome Angel Martinez to the Land of Make Believe. Angel is here today to discuss the re-release of Lime Gelatin and Other Monsters.  She agreed to let me ask her some questions about her, her works and the series. An Interview with Angel Martinez Welcome Angel. Since this is your first interview on the blog, tell us about yourself. Hi Andrew! Thank you letting me visit. I come from an academic family, so I’m something of a black sheep having “only” earned a BA in English Lit. Hey, I fought that degree hard, going to school with the clear goal of genetic engineering, but when something keeps calling, you can’t ignore it forever. But love for a subject doesn’t …

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07/13/2016 In Author Profiles, Guest
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The Necromacer’s Dilemma Blog Tour: An Interview With SJ Himes

Today I have SJ Himes here to answer some questions about her very cool The Beacon Hill Sorcerer series and the newest book The Necromancer’s Dilemma. As Sheena will explain, this is a different take on the genre so take a moment to read her interview and check out the series. -AQG Interview: Welcome Sheena. Since this is your first time on the blog, tell us about yourself. HI! Thank you for having me. My name is Sheena, and I write under two pen names, SJ Himes and Revella Hawthorne. I’m 32 years old, and I’ve lived in every region in the US east of the Mississippi. I used to work for Uncle Sam, but after ten years of losing …

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07/02/2016 In Guest, New Releases
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A More Perfect Union Blog Tour–Getting From Here to There; by Scott Coatsworth

Today, my friend Scott Coatsworth joins us to talk about his new anthology – A More Perfect Union. Scott along with B.G Thomas, Jamie Fessenden and Michael Murphy joined forces to write short stories in honor of the first anniversary of marriage equality. The result was the A More Perfect Union anthology.  Scott talks about the fight for marriage equality from the perspective of someone who fought the battle. Take a moment to read his story and then pick up the anthology. -AQG Getting From Here To There – By Scott Coatsworth I just reached the end of a long journey, one that started in 1989, two years before I came out to my friends and family. That year, I attended …

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07/01/2016 In Cover Reveal, Guest
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Cover Reveal—Werewolf’s Tale and a Druid’s Sword; by Lexi Ander

=•=•=•=•=•=•=•=•=•=•=•=•=•=•=•=•=•=•=•=•=•=•=•=•=•=•=•=•= Lexi Ander reveals the beautiful cover art of her next book titled WEREWOLF’S TALE AND A DRUID’S SWORD coming out from Less Than Three Press. It releases on August 31, 2016. =•=•=•=•=•=•=•=•=•=•=•=•=•=•=•=•=•=•=•=•=•=•=   BLURB After he’s kicked out for being gay, still reeling from being abandoned by the man he loves, Jude goes to live with his brother Beck, who thankfully is more than happy to take him in. But Jude has other secrets he’s yet to share, for fear that even Beck will reject him, leaving him well and truly alone. Then he draws the attention of werewolves, and discovers that everything he thought he knew about Levi, the man who abandoned him, is a lie. But one …

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06/02/2016 In Books, Guest
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Guest Post—Shadowboxing; by Anne Barwell

Knights and Pawns Thanks for hosting me today. The line between hero and villain is not always as clear as one would think. As a writer I find it much more interesting to write villains who are convinced they’re doing the right thing. In their mind they are the hero fighting for a cause they believe in. In Shadowboxing—book 1 of my WWII Echoes Rising series—there are several men and a woman who have various ways of justifying their actions. The title for this blog post comes from a recurring chess theme within the story, and the fact that several of the characters enjoy the game, both on the board, and in reality. SS Standartenführer Karl Holm, the main antagonist …

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05/27/2016 In Uncategorized
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Hector and Anatolius; by Vanessa Mulberry—Blog Tour and Giveaway

I’ll admit one of my favorite subjects in college was mythology. Hell, Thor was my favorite comic well before Chris Hemsworth assumed the role for the movie. So this book ticks off a few boxes for me. Check it out, read the excerpt and see if it doesn’t tick a few off for you too. Title: Hector and Anatolius Author: Vanessa Mulberry Series: Trojan Men #1 Release Date: May 9th 2016 Genre: Historical MM Romance, Paranormal   Blurb: Hector has been a dutiful son and prince his whole life until his father orders him to marry. The Trojan was meant for no woman, and when he meets a handsome youth named Anatolius, he is more determined than ever to rule …

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05/17/2016 In Books, New Releases
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Lime and Tangerine; by Kevin Caucher—Excerpt Tour and Giveaway

  Today I’m truly please to have Kevin Caucher as a guest on the blog. I ‘met’ Kevin years ago on the Gay Author’s site and today I get to help host his debut novella from Wayward Ink Publishing. It’s really a good day when people you knew ‘when’ have made it. So please check out the information below and then hopefully go buy the book and support Kevin as he begins his career as an author. Title: Lime and Tangerine Author: Kevin Caucher Genre: Gay Romance, Science Fiction Length: Novella Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing Synopsis The post-apocalyptic world has changed. Colors have changed. The skies are now red, and the seas fandango pink. There are those who’ve acquired skills …

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