|Posted by jtcheyanne on August 5, 2013 at 9:45 PM||comments (4)|
I wanted to take the time to send a huge shout out to all of our Facebook family and friends. In the three years I've been a part of the roleplay and now indie author world, I have met so many wonderful people. Most importantly, I found the love of my life, my V.L. In October, we'll celebrate our third anniversary as a couple. That makes my heart happy. That happiness overflows as we are able to do what we love, write love stories that touch the hearts of our readers.
Facebook has also allowed me to meet some of the most supportive and beautiful people in the world...yes...the world. Three and half years ago, if someone had told me I'd be a published author, I'd have laughed myself sensless. When they added my writing partner would be born and bred UK, my cover artist would be a lovely soul from down under, and my editor and beta readers would span the globe, I'd have offered them a straight jacket and some "happy pills." I would have been wrong...and that is a blessing I realized on Saturday.
I went to speak at an author's luncheon. I had to tell a roomful of readers how I got started and how I worked. I was nervous and then Lachi showed up with his winning smile, jaunty stroll and the confidence only a vampire king can possess. I did apologize to the assembled that he was only in my head and that they couldn't see the beautiful David Gandy look alike as he was downright sexy! As they laughed, giggled, and shifted in their seats thinking I was a french fry short of a Happy Meal, I realized that I wasn't just representing myself. I was there to represent the hardwork and dedication of my beautiful angel and the wonderful extended family we share on Facebook. As V.L. and I have constantly said, we would not have the success we've enjoyed without all of YOU.
It's not just that you buy the book, or leave reviews...although those help tremendously and Please Please Please don't stop....did I say please?? Okay, just makign sure...anddddd....back to the subject.....it's the constant words of encouragement, the way you make us laugh, yes even the pokes....they brighten our day or night as the case may be. You deserve your own round of applause and if you listen right not...you can hear me clapping, stomping and whistling as I cheer for you.
Thank you. Two very small words to convey a wealth of feeling. All my love.
Laziel baby, I love you always. Congratulations, I'm so proud to be your writing partner and your life partner.
|Posted by jtcheyanne on July 6, 2013 at 1:40 PM||comments (0)|
R.I.H. DOMA...Rest in Hell...that about sums it up. As a writer of M/M erotic romance and as a member of the LGBT community, I must say it was with great relief and supreme joy that I watched and listened as DOMA was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court. In Grand Slam, Spencer escaped rural Alabama to live in a northern state where gay marriage was more accepted. He found true love in the form of one gorgeous CPA, Brock Kinckaid. I enjoyed writing this story, enjoyed seeing these men get their HEA.
Now, I am more overjoyed that many Americans will now share in this same joy. Being able to marry the person that you love is a right no American should have ever been denied. Our country was founded by Pilgrims seeking freedom from religious persecution. They left their familes, their country and all they knew to find a world where they could live as they chose. Every Thanksgiving we celebrate their strength and bravery in forging ahead to a new world. On Wednesday, June 26th, a large number of Americans once again found that freedom.
Sadly, the fight is not over. Only 13 states allow same sex unions. Like Spencer, I live in rural Alabama, a state that does not recognize its citizens' unalienable right to marry the person they choose. As most of my friends know and as my family knows, and thankfully embraces, I am engaged to my writing partner, VL Moon. The Supreme Court's decision gives us hope that we can live in the US as a couple the same as every other American; however, that will not happen in Alabama. At least, not yet. The fight continues in the United States, the fight for equality in ALL US States.
So, Rest In HELL,DOMA, it's where you belong. With luck, the States' statues banning same sex marriage will soon join you in the fiery pits. I for one will dance on the graves of injustice.
|Posted by jtcheyanne on May 21, 2013 at 10:30 AM||comments (1)|
Thank you, Susan Mac Nicol, for tagging me on your blog and for giving me the opportunity to add to my own blog.
The rules are simple. Answer a few questions and make your own nominations.
Favorite Color: Blue. From baby blue to cobalt blue but I prefer the darker, deeper shades.
Favorite Animal: Tiger. I love big cats, but the tiger with it's striping and sheer size is my favorite.
Favorite Number: 13, so I don't have Triskaidekaphobia. I think I love it because others fear it. I'm a nutter.
Favorite Non-alcoholic Drink: Dr. Pepper!
Facebook or Twitter: oh Facebook definitely. I love interacting with friends and catching up with them.
Your Passion: My angel, Laziel. I love him and cherish writing with him. Our stories feed my soul.
Giving or getting presents: Oh I love giving them. I love finding something I know my family or friends will adore. Seeing their faces, their excitment just makes me happy.
Favorite Day: Friday. The start of the weekend.
Favorite Flowers: Tulips and yellow roses.
And now… friends for this lovely award......
V.L. Moon - my writing partner. I think she is amazing and I love her.
Kindle Alexander - my very best friend and best-selling author of Up in Arms and Texas Pride. She pushed me to write so I have to include her although she was named before.
Kimberly Flathers and Teri DeGeorge - Bloggers at http://sisterbitches.blogspot.com/?zx=9254091c87e0168c . They do book reviews and are supportive of indie authors.
If you want to join in the fun, and continue the process, the rules are to:
(1) Thank the person who gave you the award in your blog post.
(2) Complete the Q&A below in your blog post.
(3) Pass on the award to some deserving and inspiring bloggers/authors with blogs, inform them and link to their blogs. (Not anyone already featured, that’s a cop out!)
|Posted by jtcheyanne on January 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by V L Moon on January 17, 2013 at 5:15 PM||comments (2)|
So this is the first time ever for me....It's snowing outside, I'm curled up in my ohh not so sexy pj's after laughing so hard at keagan Kruze trying to be an agony Aunt i just had to go to his post and play. I'm so lucky...I'm warm, loved beyond words and happier than i have ever been.
The mayhem of the last few days has been intense. Author pages have been made. Twitter account set up, a website to blog and promote in and a million and one people and friends to thank. What an amazing journey it's been. I truely never thought i would see the day something co written by me would ever make the grade. But here i am, green...new to the mass panic that my first published work has bought me. I'm dizzy with elation and wish i could personally thank and hug everyone of my wonderfully kind and thoughtful friends. To the amazing people where i work...Yeah you crazy loons...you are a riot. You make every day great and keep a smile on my face through even the darkest days. I love you for that and for being there for me along with my family who have always been there to cheer me on. The unstanding from my amazing two boys who just roll their eyes and think ....Gawds what the hell is she up to now. I love you. Even though we drive each other crazy at times (Mostly because i huff & puff to much).
But for the most part it's all down to a small group of the most amazing people who are more than just friends. Because without fate bringing us together I would never have been brave enough to take that first shakey step into the world of story writing. You gave me confidence, guided me and supported me and at times damn well kicked my arse. We've come along way together, through good times and bad, and we're still here, a testiment to real friendship and what it means to us as a group. I don't need to name you...each one of you know exactly who you are and what you mean to me.
I can hear J T as she laughs in the background and the sound of it makes me smile. We're laughing so hard and yeah...you guessed it. People are getting stabbed!! Keagan...crazy as ever!!! Makes the funniest damn agony aunt ever. But i love her laugh and so want to hear it ringing through our home as we sit together and write. It will happen. Karma's on our side. She is my muse, my inspiration and the reason i am dizzy. She cracks that whip and boy do i jump! I'm an author...a writer of the insanity that lives in my mind...a little scared..maybe, a little green...hell yes. But loving every second and wondering what comes next?