reviews

Reviews, all the reviews

Reviews are in for Body Option … and folks, reviewers are loving it!

Top2Bottom rates it 4.5 kisses.

Rainbow Book Reviews gives it five stars, and Serena Yates purchased the book herself. (Rather than receiving a review copy.)

And today, Crissy at Joyfully Jay gives it 4.5 stars.

I was already planning on revisiting the world for LT3’s “Intertwined” fiction call, but this totally seals the deal.

Check out Body Option; three out of three reviewers assure you won’t regret it!

It’s a sweet sale!

Happy almost-Valentine’s day!

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It’s a great excuse to buy books, so head on over and save 20% off EVERYTHING!

And if you haven’t yet nabbed a copy of The Fall Guide, GREAT news! It’s now available in PAPERBACK! That’s huge savings for you. Grab any of my books for 20% off through tomorrow.

Why read The Fall Guide? Let Read the Rainbow’s new review. Basically it’s a good Valentine’s Day read because it’ll leave you feeling satisfied. ^_-

More news and posts to come–my list of things to blog about keeps stacking up, but sadly I’ve been too exhausted and brain-dead this week. Next week I’m on holiday so expect to hear a lot from me!

Have a great day tomorrow, everyone.

Reviews for The Fall Guide

First off: with the spiffy new talya-andor.com domain name we’ve done a bit of tidying and refurbishing of the site layout. Step on over to take a look! The site now includes a Works page, Free Fiction to be expanded as the whim calls for it, and separate contacts and affiliates. If you’d like to be featured in an Author Spotlight here, or would like to exchange affiliate links, drop me a line! More info: https://talya-andor.com/contactpromotion/

Reviews for The Fall Guide are coming in. Currently it’s listed at The Masquerade Crew Review and Night Owl Reviews. Check them out:

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Latest review in is from All About Romance:

Starting a business is difficult enough for an experienced person, but for a gay man with a unique idea but no startup experience, going from idea to entrepreneur is a long, hard process. Andor chronicles the journey beautifully in this book.

The androgynous-looking, make-up-wearing Eric, who writes a popular blog about beauty, has come up with a line of products specifically aimed at men, to help them retain skin tone and elasticity. Eric’s about to preview his products at a beauty expo in Las Vegas when his boyfriend dumps him.

Undaunted, Eric sets up his booth only to be disappointed the first day when he gets little traffic or interest. Glumly walking around the casino of the hotel that night he meets music producer Devon, who gives him a few tips on marketing his products and making his booth more appealing. Finding an all-night copy place, Eric revamps his approach with new brochures and redone posters, happy to find that Devon’s suggestions work beautifully and buyers flock to his booth. So begins a love affair between equals and the birth of a new enterprise.

Read the full four-star review here! The Fall Guide is in the process of being nominated for this year’s Rainbow Awards.

You can pick up your copy of The Fall Guide here or pretty much any e-tailer that sells books. Hope everyone is having a great week! I’ll kick off the first WIP Wednesday of the year tomorrow with a peek at one of my current projects.

Happy Release Day! And two new reviews.

First and foremost!

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Are you ready for a rocking good time? Rocking Hard: Volume One is ready for you! My novella, Courage Wolf Never Sings the Gorram Blues, is sandwiched in between four other tales of music and love, the rhythms that move the world.

Cannot wait to hear what you all think!

Speaking of feedback, this week has been fruitful for The Competitive Edge, which netted 4.5 pants off over at Pants Off Reviews, and 4 kisses and an avowal to check out the other books in the Appetite series from Top2Bottom reviews.

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At Pants Off Reviews, Darien Moya says, “If you are a cooking afficionado and like m/m romance this is a must read!” Check out the rest of the review here!

Over with Top2Bottom, Susan says, “A quite long read, this series is promising. The writing is captivating, and I was fully immersed into the story.” See what else she says here!

And in case you missed my Tweet, Top2Bottom also gave me a lovely spotlight review. Thanks to all the wonderful peeps at Less Than Three Press, too, for arranging the tour!

Intent vs Actual

My intent was to launch Topical Tuesday, but alas, I am fresh out of topic, and I used up the last of my willpower making myself exercise in 85-degree (F) weather. Instead, I bring you the Tuesday Update as slaved over by Less Than Three Press.

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It’s here, it’s big enough to use as a bludgeon, and it’s absolutely beautiful. My four author copies came in a box the same size as the motorcycle boots I got for my birthday.

In short: Appetite is now available, both as an ebook compilation and as a gorgeous trade paperback. Pick up your copy now! I’ll be running a giveaway soon out of sheer delight.

Also, Surfeit for the Senses has netted its second blog review from Serena Yates at Rainbow Book Reviews, bestowing four stars and pleading very nicely for a “fourth” installment in the trilogy.

Serena says, “If you like stories full of professional cooking and food detail, challenges and successes, if you enjoy romantic tension interweaves nicely and seamlessly with an interesting plot, and if you’re looking for a read that will make you as hungry as it will make you want to see these guys finally acknowledge the full depth of their feelings for each other, then you will probably like this novel.”

As an added incentive – pick up any or all of the Appetite books through Less Than Three Press and through Wednesday, you can use code “d975c3d606” for 35% off, because they are awesome like that.

Now, alas, I have to scrape together my remaining willpower because the hallway is full of boxes that need to be broken down and hauled out to recycling, and despite my best efforts, I have not been able to train the cat to do it for me. See you on WIP Wednesday!

Surfeit: A Review; and Current Projects

Out of nowhere, a blog entry!

I’ve been resting and recuperating after my week-long Appetite Tour de Foodie (and giving all of you a break), but I’m back and ready to talk about what I’m working on as well as my upcoming projects, and confess the fact that I may have gotten my head under water.

First and proudly foremost!

Surfeit for the Senses has netted its first blog review over at Joyfully Jay.

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Crissy at Joyfully Jay has high praise, and says “As a reader, I love to be shown the author’s vision and Andor certainly showed me everything she saw from the food, to the characters, to the restaurants, to the city. I simply loved it.” Check out the rest of her review to see what she has to say; it makes me really happy, of course, because not only is it a great review but seeing her talk about all those things is what I was really trying to bring forward and convey, so it’s always fantastic to feel like you got it right.

She concludes the review wishing she could see more of Alex and Nik, and I have to say, I’m hoping it’s not the last we’ve seen of them, either. I’d like to write two more novellas of their continuing adventures in cuisine, and already have the storylines handy for both. So if you thought I wrapped it up neatly, think again; there are more than enough recipes (and potential issues) to delve into the realm of Appetite again. Crossing my fingers hopefully that I can get to them next year!

Next on tap!

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I have the galley proof for Rocking Hard in my inbox, and it’s top of my priority list for this weekend to get that looked over and returned to the press. It features a slew of the rocking good serials that premiered at Less Than Three Press, bound together in one musically-driven anthology.

My story, Courage Wolf Never Sings the Gorram Blues, is part of the anthology, and I’ve been told I am now “on the list” of authors who’ve made themselves troublesome with long titles. Oops?

Courage Wolf Never Sings the Gorram Blues is the story of Bailey Kravitz (no relation to Lenny), the flashy and high-strung frontman for Courage Wolf Sings the Gorram Blues, a saucy internet sensation whose music-making duo enjoys riffing on memes and other social-networking jokes. Bailey goes on the prowl for bandmate Gunner Lansing, but when his interest is harshly rebuffed, his recoil threatens to tear the band apart.

It’s no longer available through the serial site, but you can pick it up with the anthology on Oct. 1st. I’ll unpack what went into the band’s name a bit closer to the release date. But if you already understand it, then you forever have my heart.

Also on my list for this weekend, Convergence is back from edits and I have some work to dig into. I’ve also secured the services of someone to Britpick it for me, because the main character, Chris Bryant, is a Brit and I completely failed to Briticise the spelling. (See what I did there? It’s a start.) First stop, figuring out how to re-configure my Word spellcheck to make it think we’re in the U.K.

In terms of what I’m writing, Klaxon at the Core is wrapped at a hair under 90k, I’m really happy with my pre-reader’s reception to the story, and it’s off for its first edit pre-submission. Body Option first draft is done, and I’m finishing up my own re-read and self-edit before I send it to its pre-reader and first edit. Next up is re-reading The More Plausible Evil to work it over for expansion, and I have some fan projects going on as well, with one of those due at the end of the month.

After I’m done with The More Plausible Evil, I want to write My Sexual Superhero for Less Than Three’s Satisfaction Guaranteed call, and I thought my dance card would be open for NaNoWriMo, but it’s filling up fast.

Piper Vaughn put out a call for Project Fierce, and I’m signed up, pending inspiration. (I did put dibs on a fairy tale I might like to re-imagine. Oops, now I have a title. The rest will come in time.)

Also, Less Than Three put up Geek Out – a trans* call, and I got a brain tickle for that one, don’t have a title yet but the ideas are slowly forming. I also have a story that would work very well for their Damsels in Distress call, but have to either pull it from SSBB, or re-draft it substantially enough to be considered brand-new.

Consider as well the fact that The Fall Guide will be out during the tail end of Fall, December 3rd. So I have those edits yet ahead of me.

Busy author? Yes, feeling a bit overwhelmed at the moment, but loving it. I also have three things on my wish list project: a sequel for Fireborn, the final installment of a fan project I started years ago, and my pre-reader for Klaxon at the Core sparked ideas for a potential third novel in the Signal to Noise universe. Not to mention those after-Appetite novellas. (Should I call them Aperitifs?) And did I mention I want to write a sexy, short one-shot over the weekend?

A writer’s work never ends. Bless.

2013 Rainbow Awards update – and Appetite reviews!

News on the 2013 Rainbow Awards, and Joyfully Jay has reviewed the first two books of the Appetite series!

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First up, care to head over to the Rainbow Awards poll and vote for this lovely cover? Aisha did a great job so I’m really happy the cover itself is up for consideration. You can vote for as many covers as you like, and there’s a post that links all the book covers for you to give your consideration.

Joyfully Jay has reviewed A Cut Above the Rest as “a sweet and endearing story,” and recommends it. Today, The Competitive Edge was reviewed as an “all around good story,” and highly recommended. Click the book titles to see Crissy’s reviews. Fantastic note to start a Friday!

Today we’re off to enjoy two walking tours of Vancouver B.C., and family time in between. Have a great day, everyone!