Saturday, 31 October 2015

New Release - Among the Debris

Among the Debris
(Book Two – Son of Rain series)
Michelle Irwin

**RELEASE DAY**



"Romeo and Juliet  meets Supernatural"


Michelle Irwin, in her creation of the Fire and Rain complimentary series of books, has blended the timeless idea of two lovers from different backgrounds torn apart by circumstance within an urban fantasy playground.




Book Details: Novel
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
  89,000 words


BLURB

Clay Jacobs and Evie Meyers are on the run. Together. Being hunted is almost worth it, so long as that remains true. It’s too much to hope that it can last.

Only weeks after their reunion in Salem, his family strikes, and Clay is torn from his lover’s arms once again. Alone, his certainty in their love falters. Everything he thought was true is called into question. Could his family be right? Could he have been caught in Evie’s spell?

Clay’s obsession with finding the truth leads him on a hunt across the globe. The answer will either bring him closer to freedom or destroy the remnants of his shattered heart. His quest may prove more difficult than he imagines when some people will go to any lengths to keep the truth hidden.




EXCERPT


“Clay?”

I spun around when I heard my name called. Seeing a familiar short, stocky redhead walking toward me sent my stomach plummeting. Fuck.

“Clay Jacobs, you son of a bitch, it is you!” The guy clapped me on the shoulder.

“Max,” I said as I took in the grinning operative in front of me.

“It’s been ages, hasn’t it? ’Bout a year right? Not since that, God, what was it? Lizard man?”

“Yeah,” I said, somewhat dismissively as I looked around, hoping that Evie wouldn’t choose that moment to return to my side.

A frown tugged at Max’s brow as I met his green-eyed gaze again.

“It, uh, it was a wild weekend, that’s for sure,” I added. From what I recalled, Max’s partner had gotten so drunk while we were waiting for the lizard man, he’d almost become a midnight snack. If my twin-sister, Louise, and I hadn’t all but tripped over his legs poking out of the swamp, he wouldn’t have lasted the night.

“So, where’s the family?” Max asked. He raised his hand to scratch his cheek, showing me the M-shaped Rain symbol tattooed on the back of his hand, just below his thumb.

Every second I continued to speak to him was one second closer to the time Evie would join me at my side. Max wasn’t the sharpest tool in the Rain shed, but he was well enough trained to spot Evie for what she was in a second. Especially with the increased chatter about the existence of such creatures in recent years. There was also a risk my family would have put out a notice to all Rain headquarters to pay special attention to women matching Evie’s description. Either way, it was likely Max would mark her as a phoenix on sight and then expect me to join him on a hunt.

Breathing through my nose, I tried to force the anxiety clawing at my throat and racing through my heart from my features. “Solo hunt,” I said. I tried for a smile, but only managed a brief upward twitch.

“Hunt? Haven’t heard of anything that might interest you Elite around here.”

Shit. I should have said some R&R or something, anything, else. I clenched my fists. “It’s nothing really, just a lead . . . on Lou’s case,” I added as the idea occurred to me. Almost every Rain operative we’d worked with, and many that we hadn’t, knew the story of Lou’s kidnapping by the fae when we were babies and my family’s quest for revenge ever since. “Dad and Eth asked me to come down and see what I could find. On the quiet, you know. No point getting Lou’s hopes up.”

He nodded but the suspicion that pinched the corners of his eyes didn’t shift. “So, I heard the funniest story this mornin’ when gettin’ my assignments,” he said. “’Bout an operative gone rogue.”

My gaze flicked straight to his face, searching for any signs of mistrust. “Yeah?”

“Way I hear it, ’stead of destroyin’ the creature he’s huntin’, he runs off with it. Could be anywhere in the country they say.”

The thundering sound of my pulse in my ears made it hard to focus on the actual words. It was clear he knew everything, or at least enough to indict me. I didn’t know why he was talking to me instead of just attacking, but it was possible he was stalling until backup arrived. With the new insight that we’d been caught, I did another scan of the area and saw what I’d missed the first time. A CCTV camera hidden near a light fitting on the depot’s roof.

Fuck.

I cursed ever helping with the damned facial recognition software. It had helped me find Evie before, but now it might have damned her too. We’d been trying so hard to be careful, to keep our heads ducked and avoid cameras. Obviously, not well enough.

Even though Max had made me, and we both knew it, I had to pretend not to understand what he’d just revealed if I wanted to have any chance of getting Evie out.

“That’s terrible,” I said, moving my hand to my gun. My motions were slow, cautious, and fluid, so as not to draw his attention. “What else do you know? Maybe I can keep my ear to the ground for some extra information?”

“Oh, I’m sure you know all ’bout it,” he said. Even as he said the words, his hand reached for his holster, but he was too late.


Before he even had a chance to get near his gun, I reached for him, pulling him against me so that my gun pressed hard against his side. With my lips at his ear, I whispered, “How many are coming?”

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Michelle Irwin


Michelle Irwin has been many things in her life: a hobbit taking a precious item to a fiery mountain; a young child stepping through the back of a wardrobe into another land; the last human stranded not-quite-alone in space three million years in the future; a young girl willing to fight for the love of a vampire; and a time-travelling madman in a box. She achieved all of these feats and many more through her voracious reading habit. Eventually, so much reading had to have an effect and the cast of characters inside her mind took over and spilled out onto the page.


Michelle lives in sunny Queensland in the land down under with her surprisingly patient husband and ever-intriguing daughter, carving out precious moments of writing and reading time around her accounts-based day job. A lover of love and overcoming the odds, she primarily writes paranormal and fantasy romance.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Rise from Ash Blog Tour

 

Bottom Drawer Publications is proud to be touring Rise from Ash, book two in the New Adult Urban Fantasy series Daughter of Fire, by Michelle Irwin this week.



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Genre: New Adult Urban Fantasy Romance
224 pages – 92,300 words
$3.99 e-book
$14.99 paperback


Blurb

Love has cost Evie Meyers everything. Wounded and alone, she has no choice but to learn how to survive without becoming the monster she is thought to be by the man she loves.

When she discovers a cryptic message from that very man, Clay Jacobs, her mind is thrown into turmoil. It’s second nature for Evie to run, but there is no escaping the memories of their time together. While she is certain it’s a trap, she longs to discover the true meaning of his words. With heart battling mind, her choices send her on a collision course with what was once lost, leaving her life hanging in the balance.

Can Evie rise from the ashes of her charred dreams, or will she burn in the attempt?


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Sunday, 28 June 2015

New Release! Rise from Ash by Michelle Irwin

 
Rise from Ash
(Book Two – Daughter of Fire series)
Michelle Irwin

RELEASE DAY


Bottom Drawer Publications is proud to present Rise from Ash, book two in the New Adult Urban Fantasy series Daughter of Fire, by Michelle Irwin





Book Details: Novel
Genre: New Adult Urban Fantasy Romance
224 pages – 92,300 words
$3.99 e-book
$14.99 paperback coming soon


Blurb

Love has cost Evie Meyers everything. Wounded and alone, she has no choice but to learn how to survive without becoming the monster she is thought to be by the man she loves.

When she discovers a cryptic message from that very man, Clay Jacobs, her mind is thrown into turmoil. It’s second nature for Evie to run, but there is no escaping the memories of their time together. While she is certain it’s a trap, she longs to discover the true meaning of his words. With heart battling mind, her choices send her on a collision course with what was once lost, leaving her life hanging in the balance.

Can Evie rise from the ashes of her charred dreams, or will she burn in the attempt?.

Early Reviews say this:

"I cannot wait for the next books in both series to come out as i feel i am addicted to Evie and Clay. Michelle truly weaves pure magic that will draw you in and you will not be able to put RISE FROM ASH down till the very end and will be left waiting with excitement for the next installments"

"I am in awe at the finish of this book... I just wish I had the next book of the series already, I'm in love with this series."


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About the Author

Michelle Irwin

  
Michelle Irwin has been many things in her life: a hobbit taking a precious item to a fiery mountain; a young child stepping through the back of a wardrobe into another land; the last human stranded not-quite-alone in space three million years in the future; a young girl willing to fight for the love of a vampire; and a time-travelling madman in a box. She achieved all of these feats and many more through her voracious reading habit. Eventually, so much reading had to have an effect and the cast of characters inside her mind took over and spilled out onto the page.

Michelle lives in sunny Queensland in the land down under with her surprisingly patient husband and ever-intriguing daughter, carving out precious moments of writing and reading time around her accounts-based day job. A lover of love and overcoming the odds, she primarily writes paranormal and fantasy romance.


Find Michelle at:

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Release Day! DRIFTING SANDS by CJ Baty

Welcome to the Warfield Hotel. Your host, Justin Warfield, wants your stay to be unforgettable . . .







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As he approaches his fortieth birthday, Justin Warfield feels alone, drifting like the sand that blows along the beach near his family’s hotel. He has done exactly as his father wanted. Married the right girl and carried on the family tradition of running the Warfield Hotel. On paper things seem perfect, but happiness hasn’t been a part of his life for a very long time.

Marcus Drummond once spent a summer with his best friend Peter at the Warfield Hotel and fell hard for Peter’s much older brother. Five years later he’s back, and this time hopes that Justin will see him as more than his kid brother’s friend.

Sparks fly when the two meet again, but there are a few things standing in their way. The closet that Justin has himself buried in and someone on a killing spree, dumping bodies on the Warfield beach . . . victims that indicate Justin may be involved in some way.



Sunday, 17 May 2015

Hop Against Homophobia

We're very honoured to be included in the Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia that was created several years ago to spread awareness of homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia, and to stand together as a writer community against discrimination of our works.




When we wrote that we're honoured to be "included," it hit us that that is what today is all about. The feeling of being included. Not set apart from others and deemed unworthy of equal rights to love, to work, to be a part of a family, to have your own family, and to participate fully in life without fear of abuse.

Personally, and together as Bottom Drawer Publications and Driven Press, we work to gain acceptance that everyone is equal. We know and love many people who fall under the rainbow and it breaks our hearts to know that at some point they have and will suffer because of who they are or who they love. By being vocal about basic human rights and equality for all, we hope in some small way to contribute to the idea that no one should be treated less than equal in any area of their life.

The motto of our publishing house is the phrase, and the idea, that "love is love" and we both believe in that ideal wholeheartedly. At BDP, we believe there is no differentiation between anyone and have structured our categories accordingly into genre and not segregated LGBTI romance into a category of its own. A paranormal romance is a paranormal romance with a whole host of different characters be they gay, straight, bi, alien, human, inter-racial, or a shifter. We hope that readers who've not read out of their comfort zone come across something they might take a chance on and pick it up. Experiencing the lives of different people, even if via a story in a book, breaks down barriers when you realise that loving someone is the same across all walks of life. Some may have different challenges than most, but in the end "love IS love" and that is the most important thing of all.

Today (May 17) is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia and we'd like to offer a prize on the blog of a copy of our anthology, Second Chances, a collection of mm stories on finding love again. To be eligible for the prize - leave a comment on this post over the next few days about an action you've taken to be an ally to the LGBTI community. The prize will be drawn on May 24.



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Saturday, 16 May 2015

Cover Reveal - Drifting Sands.

We're excited to reveal the cover for upcoming MM contemporary mystery, Drifting Sands, book one of the Warfield Hotel Mysteries series by C. J. Baty, due for release on June 7, 2015.



Summary

As he approaches his fortieth birthday, Justin Warfield feels alone, drifting like the sand that blows along the beach near his family’s hotel. He has done exactly as his father wanted. Married the right girl and carried on the family tradition of running the Warfield Hotel. On paper things seem perfect, but happiness hasn’t been a part of his life for a very long time.

Marcus Drummond once spent a summer with his best friend Peter at the Warfield Hotel and fell hard for Peter’s much older brother. Five years later he’s back, and this time hopes that Justin will see him as more than his kid brother’s friend.

Sparks fly when the two meet again, but there are a few things standing in their way. The closet that Justin has himself buried in and someone on a killing spree, dumping bodies on the Warfield beach . . . victims that indicate Justin may be involved in some way.

The book will be available
June 7, 2015
for only

$4.99

 in ePub, mobi, PDF, and Paperback