I’ve got new reviews to share for Cleaning House, wonderful reviews at that!
“I liked the diversity of the characters and exploration of sexuality, gender, and multiple lives. The world building is very detailed as it not only explores the characters and their present, but their past through flashbacks which felt very real for the time period in which they were set. The magic system is well thought out, and I liked that there were consequences for decisions made in the past.” – Anne Barwell (Drops of Ink)
“While this story is full of beautiful, wonderful queerness in all its glory, it isn’t limited to that. It’s also about taking care of each other and the earth; it’s about coming home; it’s about family of origin and chosen family; and it’s about standing up against the forces of destruction all around us. This is a book for anyone who is looking for love and beauty amidst all the ugliness and cruelty our modern world so often displays.” – Author A.M. Leibowitz
“I became wholly vested in the author’s well-rounded characters and the places she (the author) depicted in the Appalachian area. If you love a well-written book with diverse characters and themes that will thrill this is the book for you. I wholly recommend this book.” – Anna K. Goodreads
And here’s a slew of posts, character info, and other material for Cleaning House including #Rainbowsnippets, #WIPpet Wednesdays, Character Profiles, and #1LineWednesday posts.
And here’s Cleaning House Chapter One in PDF format.
Oh, and here’s the Cleaning House YouTube Playlist – a chapter-by-chapter musical journey through the novel.
Whew! (wipes her brow)
BLOG TOUR UPDATE
Here are the online places I’ll be appearing between 8/6-8/12
Here’s where I appeared between August 1st and 4th (scroll down for the links)
NOTE: I’ll be featured on several MM fiction sites this week, which I find interesting, but these sites also feature other LGBT content and one of my primary characters, Aubrey, identifies as a gay man. Authors, publishers, reviewers, artists, and bloggers in the queer community need to support each other, which is why I feature other authors myself.
- Queer Sci Fi (Sci Fi, Fantasy, Paranormal, and Horror With a Bent Attitude)
- Queer Romance Ink – find the romance books and authors you love (Note: Cleaning House does not fall within the Romance genre, but it does contain romantic elements)
- Matt Doyle Media (Author Matt Doyle) – I’ll be sharing a unique post here.
- MM Good Book Reviews – (focus is MM, but does do host other LGBT stories) I’ll be sharing a unique post here.
- Bayou Book Junkie (FYI, this site says it contains adult content) (Focuses on MM content, but does host other LGBT stories)
MM Midnight Cafe (‘We are a small but active MM Novel blog.”)
- J Scott Coatsworth – (Other Worlds from the Mind of J. Scott Coatsworth)
- Romance Across the Rainbow – (Author Lou Sylvre) – I’ll be sharing a unique post here.
- kittenwylde – (Author and Artist Marie Brown)
I’ll be posting the links to my final blog tour stops next week, so stay tuned.
Centenary Rhodes is an old soul with a well-traveled name, but she doesn’t know this yet.
Growing up in southern Appalachia wasn’t easy, so Cent left home as soon as she could, but the post-collegiate happiness she’d expected has never occurred. She can’t find a decent date, much less find that special someone and, after losing her job in a corporate downsize, she’s struggling to meet her most basic needs. Her car has been repossessed, her bills are piling up, and her questionable North Chicago neighborhood is dangerous to navigate.
Returning home to Hare Creek, Tennessee, never crosses Cent’s mind until her Great Aunt Tess contacts her with an offer she can’t refuse. The family’s southern Appalachian homestead must be sold, and Aunt Tess needs someone to clean it up. Cent will have access to Aunt Tess’ garden and truck and can live on the homestead rent-free for as long as it takes. A part-time job is waiting for her as well.
It’s a chance to solve some of Cent’s financial woes, but will her return be enough when evil sets its sights on Embreeville Mountain and the homestead?
Cleaning House is a carefully woven Appalachian tapestry of granny magic, haints, elementals, and the fantastic diversity of the human condition – served with a delicious side of fries and a generous quart of peach moonshine.