Sunday, August 30, 2009

Theresa has done a wonderful trailer for the "My Vampire and I" series - just click on the cover to see what I mean. Anyone interested in having their book sales enhanced contact Theresa at
theresastrailers.blogspot.com or pinktee25@yahoo.com
Thanks, Theresa!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Review of Wicked Hearts by Claire Thompson

Reese Armstrong and Hank Seeley have been friends and occasional sex partners since high school. Hank is immensely rich and likes to play games - games that generally involve Reese's ability to seduce just about anyone, then have the seduction video taped for Hank's voyeuristic enjoyment. The story is written along the lines of Dangerous Liaisons - two cold-hearted, spoiled jerks out to ruin the life of an innocent. The innocent in question is Jeff Hartman, the office geek, who is already in awe of Reese, and whom Reese thinks will be an easy conquest - and lay.

Jeff, however, is not stupid, and at first is not completely taken in by Reese's flattery, invitations to dinner and affectionate moves. Gradually, of course, he succumbs, not so much to Reese's good looks and charm, but to what he begins to see underneath the glamorous facade - a hurt and troubled man who gave up on love a long time ago.

When Reese finds himself falling in love with Jeff, and admits as much to Hank, his one time friend becomes his nemesis, bound and determined to destroy any chance Reese and Jeff may have for happiness. Pitting one man against the other by revealing the video tape to Jeff, Hank exults, convinced that now Reese will be his playmate again, and forget about love and similar nonsense.

The story has been told before in various forms, so it is a measure of Ms. Thompson's skill as a writer that one remains totally wrapped up in the plot as it unwinds to its inevitable conclusion. Highly recommended.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

MLR Press has released Sometimes Life's a Drag as a single title ebook. It is part of the 3-story cross-dressing anthology Bravo!Brava! available both in print and ebook format. Click the cover for the buy link.
Blurb:
Peter Farland is over the moon when he lands a solo singing spot in Kenny LaFontaine's new revue at the famous drag star's theatre club. Along with his best friends, Lawrence and Maggie, he looks forward to a long and successful run in the West End of London, When he meets, and is instantly attracted to Ian Bannister, a handsome police detective, Peter feels as though everything in his life is suddenly coming up roses.
Ian is investigating an alleged blackmail threat against Kenny, and when the blackmailer is murdered, the drag star becomes the prime suspect. Despite Kenny's jealous and vicious attempts to keep Peter and Ian apart, Peter feels obliged to help clear Kenny's name, even if it means putting his own life in danger. Sometimes Life's A Drag is a fascinating glimpse backstage at the drama behind the glitter, and the suddenness with which celebrity status can be diminished by scandal and innuendo.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Duet in Blood

Book Two of My Vampire and I series is now available in print. Here's a short synopsis to whet your appetite for some more blooood...

Micah Fitzgerald, still hurting from a recent breakup, finds himself intrigued, and then captivated by Joseph Meyer, a handsome and sophisticated stranger he meets in a west Hollywood bar. Very quickly, Micah finds himself falling in love with Joseph and, through him, is drawn into a world of elegant and fascinating people.
When Joseph disappears on a supposed business trip, Micah is frustrated by the man's close friends who seem unwilling to give him any information or allow him to help in the search. When he challenges Marcus Verano, Joseph's closest friend, and accuses him of hiding the truth, Micah discovers a great deal more than he ever bargained for.
Taken hostage by Joseph's long-time enemies, Micah is presented with two choices. Either join the forces of evil, or allow his lover to induct him into the seductive dark world of the vampires. Even after he makes his choice, Micah finds that danger and treachery threaten him, and the man he now loves unconditionally.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Another great review

I'm very lucky to have received two great reviews for my latest novel Time after Time. This just in from Marame at Rainbow Reviews:

This romantic thriller by J.P. Bowie's is a haunting page-turner. "Time After Time" is a cross between "Colombo" and "Howard's End," and has some great, classic elements: a romantic mystery involving star-crossed lovers and a beautiful estate with an ancient history. I was hooked into the story from page one and couldn't put it down. From the very beginning, you are as much in the dark as the main character, Michael Ballantyne. You experience the same excitement of discovery when he learns of his inheritance, when he sees the majestic Bedford Park for the first time, and when he meets the enigmatic Jonathan Robertson.
Read the entire review at Rainbow-Reviews.com

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Success!

Well, after a few setbacks, and some grim words from tight lips, I finally managed to get the banner at the bottom of the page to link directly to my website - hooray! A sense of well-being and self- gratification has settled over me - or could that be the effect of the Dewar's on the rocks my honey just brought me? Whatever, I can now relax until I have to dream up something interesting to say - but tomorrow is another day, right Miss Ohara?