Tuesday, February 19, 2013

BLOOD RED BUTTERFLY now available

Despite falling for aloof manga artist Kai Tashiro, Homicide Detective Ryo Miller is determined to break the alibi Kai is supplying his murderous boyfriend--even if it means breaking Kai with it.


Let the head-scratching begin! Blood Red Butterfly is coming in for a landing. This started out as such a simple little idea. I would support the release of the Japanese translations of Fair Game, etc. by doing a little Japanese-themed story. So, originally, it was going to be a short story, but then...well, you know me. It got a little complicated. So it ended up being a novella. And I ended up spending about twice the usual time on it because....because....

Let me put it this way. REMIND ME not to start next year off with a big complicated literary experiment.  I like to ease into these things. Start the year off with characters I know, situations that are familiar, books that are relatively easy to write.

That said, THANK GOD this is finished and now available on Kindle, Nook, All Romance Ebooks and Smashwords.


18 comments:

  1. I rarely buy books on release day, (especially since I'm on a very limited budget at the moment), but I'm buying this one because the sneak peeks you posted were interesting,, the blurb caught my eye, and the promo work you did on FB was fun and makes me want to give back to you in the only way I can :)

    I guess that's just my way of saying I'm looking forward to reading this!

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  2. That's very kind of you. Thank you!

    (That was a fun release party, wasn't it?) ;-D

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  3. BRB was fabulous! I HAD to finish it last night before I went to bed. :-)

    And, yes, your Facebook Fanyon Divas threw an awesome par-tay

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the party!

      And thank you for the kind words.

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  4. You know I loved BRB!! But "get jiggy with it"? You are such a dork and that is a term of endearment and I mean it with all the affection in the world, but it made me spit soda on my Kindle. During "the" scene, I swear my eyes were crossing I was reading so fast! Way to go!

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    1. Hey! I totally was double-checking to make sure the wives of elsewhere were using my exact same lingo! I am hep to the minute, oh you kid!

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    2. LMAO! Oh you kid, indeed!

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  5. (Sigh) I finished BRB about half an hour ago and I'm still floating on the Oh-I'm-so-glad-they-finally-got-together cloud. This is a story I'll read more than once. Actually, I think I'll read it again tonight. This was a perfect way to emerge from your sabbatical

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  6. Of course I had to buy right it right away, in the middle of the night, while at work (I work at a 911 dispatch center and got it while on break). I couldn't have cared if it was 10 pages of extremely short stories, I still needed to have it. That said, I couldn't have been happier with your first release of the year and any you more get to finsih, well, they will be well worth the wait and middle of the night download.

    By the way... I want to REMIND YOU not to start next year off with such a big complicated literary experiment and to ease into things, maybe started with some of the characters that you know, situations that you're familiar with and a book that is relatively easy to write. You know... Adrien & Jake, Kit & J.X., Taylor and Will, Mark & Steven, Perry and Nick, Kai & Ryo ... or any one of the others really.

    And take it slow... Safe and slow, it's the way you need to go.

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    1. Thank you, Nora! A timely reminder! :-D
      :-D :-D

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  7. Finished it this afternoon. Loved it. Will leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads. Josh, this was different, but certainly didn't disappoint. Thanks for the midwinter treat. Wouldn't mind seeing more of this manga/yaoi story type. Your niece did a fabulous job on the cover--kudos to her. A talented family! :~D
    Cheers, Kelly

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    1. Thanks, Kelly -- on all counts! :-)

      I appreciate the reviews.

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  8. Can't wait to read this, I have it loaded onto my e-reader already. Just waiting for a couple of days as my other half is out of town for a conference and I can curl up with it uninterrupted. It'll help pass the time and I have not doubt I will enjoy it every bit as much as your other books and they were all awesome. Thanks for the excellent reads.

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    1. Karen, thanks for buying the story! I hope you enjoy it. It's different!

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  9. Josh - I really enjoyed this. Kai, I think, is a different kind of character for you? I'm partial to the "darker" side of humanity, and I thought he was well portrayed. (I love hurt/comfort!) And your niece's artwork was perfect! Give her a "well done!" for me.

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    1. Thank you very much, Merentha. Yes, Kai is a very different character for me.

      I sure will convey your "well done" to the kiddo! :-)

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