Special Guest Interview – artist Michael Broderick over at the Tea House

Hello all! Today I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing Michael Broderick, the artist behind the fabulous book covers for the Glen & Tyler series by the awesome JB Sanders. Stop by the Tea House and check out Michael’s interview as he chats about influences, art, advice, and his latest release, a 62-page graphic novel called Fast Friends. He’s also been kind enough to share some artwork with us. Please drop by and say hello.

http://purpleroseteahouse.charliecochet.com/artist-michael-broderick-special-guest-interview/

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Lex Chase – Chasing Sunrise Pre-order for a great cause!

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Hello all! The fabulous Lex chase has an epic new Fantasy series called the Darkmore Saga heading our way. The first book is Chasing Sunrise and to celebrate, Lex is currently on tour sharing all kinds of fascinating info on this amazing new world. Plus, if you pre order the book, you’ll be helping out a great cause. 100% of the presale royalties will go to the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center’s Domestic Violence Service. You can pre order the book here. Want to know more about the book? Check out the info below. And isn’t that cover gorgeous! I can’t wait to read about Sevon and Jack!

Lex will also be stopping by my guest blog: Purple Rose Tea House on Aug 8th, but before then, we’ll be taking over the DSP twitter feed on July 29th!

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Genre: Vampires, Werewolves/Shapeshifters, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Fantasy
Series: The Darkmore Saga: Book One
Length: Novel
Published: July 25, 2014
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 978-1-62798-776-9
Pre-order: Paperback or eBook 

Blurb: Chasing Sunrise The Darkmore Saga: Book One

On the Coastal Bend of Texas, a hidden kingdom called Darkmore lies in ruins, and King Sevon Maraté is trapped. Using Sevon as a mouthpiece and a scapegoat, Lord Dominic rules from the shadows. Born of royal verkolai blood and as beautiful as he is lethal, Sevon possesses the ability to part the Veil separating his world from hundreds of others. His gift is his chance to escape, but Dominic refuses to relinquish his tool for power. Dominic forges an ambitious plan to invade the prosperous land of Priagust. Only a select few know the mythic kingdom of shifters exists. Sevon is out of options for his people’s survival, and cooperating with Dominic is his only chance.

On their foray into Priagust, Dominic’s men kidnap and interrogate a shifter named Jack. Even under torture, Jack’s loyalty to his kind never wavers. But as Jack’s knowledge about Darkmore’s king and its history unsettles Sevon, a curious bond begins to form. Despite Sevon’s mistrust, Jack is determined to tame Sevon’s wild heart and perhaps earn his freedom. As invasion looms, Sevon wonders if trusting Jack will lead him into another trap or if he should forget about chasing the sunrise and remain Dominic’s compliant prisoner. 

100% OF THE PRESALE ROYALTIES OF THIS BOOK WILL GO TO LOS ANGELES GAY AND LESBIAN CENTER’S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICE.

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About the Author: Lex Chase once heard Stephen King say in a commercial, “We’re all going to die, I’m just trying to make it a little more interesting.” She knew then she wanted to make the world a little more interesting.

Weaving tales of cinematic, sweeping adventure, epic love—and depending on how she feels that day—Lex sprinkles in high-speed chases, shower scenes, and more explosions than a Hollywood blockbuster. She loves tales of men who kiss as much as they kick ass. She believes if you’re going to going to march into the depths of hell, it better be beside the one you love.

Lex is a pop culture diva and her DVR is constantly backlogged. She wouldn’t last five minutes without technology in the event of the apocalypse and has nightmares about refusing to leave her cats behind. She is incredibly sentimental, to the point that she gets choked up at holiday commercials. But like the lovers driven to extreme measures to get home for the holidays, Lex believes everyone deserves a happy ending.

Lex also has a knack for sarcasm, never takes herself seriously, and has been nicknamed “The Next Alan Moore” by her friends for all the pain and suffering she inflicts on her characters. She is a Damned Yankee hailing from the frozen backwoods of Maine residing in the ’burbs of Northwest Florida where it could be 80F and she’d be a popsicle.

She is grateful and humbled for all the readers. She knows very well she wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for them and welcomes feedback.

You can find her on those social media things at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LXChase
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lex_Chase
Tumblr: http://lexiconofkittens.tumblr.com
Find her blog at http://lexchase.com or drop her an e-mail at lex.a.chase@gmail.com


Chasing Sunrise Tour stops: 

7/13 – Chris T. Kat
7/17 – 
Michael Rupured
7/19 – 
Lily Velden
7/20 – Jaime Samms
7/22 – 
Aidee Ladnier
7/24 – 
Grace Duncan
7/26 – 
Shira Anthony
7/25 – 
Chasing Sunrise Release Day!
7/29 – 
Dreamspinner Twitter Takeover with Charlie Cochet
7/30 – 
Live Your Life, Buy The Book
8/2 – 
Chat at the Dreamspinner Press Facebook Page
8/8 – 
Charlie Cochet
8/13 – 
Gay List Book Reviews
8/16 – 
Tali Spencer

Susan Mac Nicol is over at the Tea House blog chatting the gay romance genre and hosting a giveaway!

tea house buttonHello all! The lovely Susan Mac Nicol is over at the Purple Rose Tea House to chat about her latest release Worth Keeping, writing for the gay romance genre, plus she’s hosting a fantastic giveaway!

http://purpleroseteahouse.charliecochet.com/susan-mac-nicol-worth-keeping-the-gay-male-romance-genre/

Awesome Tea House Giveaways!

tea house buttonHello all! There are some fantastic giveaways happening at my Purple Rose Tea House blog! Check out what’s going on at the moment and coming up! More details of the fab prizes over on the contest page.


Jan 16th – Lex Chase will be dropping by on the Pawn Takes Rook: Conventional Love Tour with some fantastic prizes. Check out the contest page for more details.


Feb 4th – Kim Fielding will be stopping by the blog on her Pilgrimage Tour, and to celebrate the new book, she’s doing a giveaway. Two people will each win a signed print copy of Pilgrimage, plus a $10 donation to a charity of their choice. Check out the contest page for more details.


Feb 6th – Susan Mac Nicol will be dropping by on her Worth Keeping Blog Tour with a fantastic giveaway. Check out the contest page for more details.


Feb 12th – Indra Vaughn will be stopping by on her blog tour for The House on Hancock Hill with some fantastic prizes including gift cards, signed paperbacks, ebooks, swag and more! Check out the contest page for more details.


Contest Page: http://purpleroseteahouse.charliecochet.com/contests/

Annabelle Jacobs is my guest at the Tea House!

tea house buttonHello all! The lovely Annabelle Jacobs is at the Tea House chatting about her latest release Capture, and Torsere, her High Fantasy trilogy! Drop by and learn a little about Nykin, a dragon rider in the king’s army, and read a great excerpt!

http://purpleroseteahouse.charliecochet.com/annabelle-jacobs-capture-and-the-torsere-trilogy/

Lane Hayes is my guest at the Purple Rose Tea House

tea house buttonGuest author Lane Hayes is at the Tea House today chatting about the mystery of attraction, Better Than Chance, and sharing a great excerpt. Drop by and check it out.

http://purpleroseteahouse.charliecochet.com/lane-hayes-better-than-chance-the-mystery-of-attraction/

There’s also still time to enter Lex Chase‘s fabulous giveaway! There’s plenty of prizes to be won, and trading cards to collect!

http://purpleroseteahouse.charliecochet.com/lex-chase-pawn-takes-rook-conventional-love-tour/

Dawn Kimberly Johnson is at the Tea House chatting about Button Down & hosting a giveaway!

teahouseavatarHello all! The fab Dawn Kimberly Johnson is at the Tea House chatting about her latest release Button Down, and she’s offering a signed paperback, plus a bookmark with her exclusive artwork. Drop by and leave a comment for a chance to win. Contest ends Jan 21st.

http://purpleroseteahouse.charliecochet.com/dawn-kimberly-johnson-button-down-giveaway/

M.A. Church talks submission and Wrapped in Leather at the Tea House

CharlieRoseHey all! M.A. Church is my guest over at the Tea House, and she’s talking about her latest release Wrapped in Leather. For anyone who wants to know a little more about submission, head on over. Plus there’s a great excerpt!

http://purpleroseteahouse.charliecochet.com/m-a-church-wrapped-in-leather-4-submission/

Sarah Madison is my guest at The Purple Rose Tea House!

teahousebuttonHello all! Sarah Madison has stopped by the Tea House on her Boys of Summer blog tour, and she’s kindly answered some great questions including the most challenging part of writing The Boys of Summer, the best and worst parts of being a writer, and just as important, coffee or tea? She’s also offering a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card!

http://purpleroseteahouse.charliecochet.com/sarah-madison-boys-of-summer-blog-tour-giveaway/