Monthly Archives: March 2012

Shadow Blog Tours presents From Love and Pain


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I am so excited to announce that Shadow Blog Tours will be organsing a blog tour for my book, From Love and Pain, which was released late last year. Things are already in motion and everything will be perfect by May.

The tour runs from May 6th through May 17th. if you are interested in signing up as a blog stop host, please just click on the link below. We are still looking for a few more sign-ups. Cassie, the organiser, is offering review copies to those who wish to review the book during the blog tour. I am also offering giveaways, depending on the blogger, at each stop. I am open to doing interviews and guest postings, also.
At the end of the tour there will be grand prize, of some very fantastic stuff, if I may say so, given to one lucky winner. I’ll post the items in the grand prize later.

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Mark the date, if for nothing other than free stuff, and I’ll look forward to seeing you all there!

From Love and Pain

29 year old Adrian ran away from an imprisoning and abusive household at the age of 19. For years he ran, living on the streets and in shelters, taking crappy jobs to save a little money. Ten years of struggling and now he is a successful partner of a security company. Under the guise of running the security company, Adrian and his best friend and the people who work for them help others who live unfortunately. Like Adrian, not one of his employees have a nice past. They’re all running from something, never letting their guards down and they don’t want others to suffer as they have. But Adrian makes the mistake of falling in love with a young man when he’s 27. For a while, he gets to experience what it’s like to be a normal man. He never thought he could be happy, but Jaxon makes him the happiest man in the world. Only it can’t last and Adrian is forced to leave or risk Jaxon’s life. But his demons caught up with him long before he realized and now no ones safe. Can Adrian save Jaxon before it’s too late? And can Jaxon forgive him for walking away?

This is What’s Wrong in the World


I got this from SoSickOfNyquil at FanFiction.com who got it from kirikou_yuki at LiveJournal.com

I am the girl kicked out of her home because I confided in my mother that I am a lesbian.

I am the prostitute working the streets because nobody will hire a transsexual woman.

I am the sister who holds her gay brother tight through the painful, tear-filled nights.

We are the parents who buried our daughter long before her time.

I am the man who died alone in the hospital because they would not let my partner of twenty-seven years into the room.

I am the foster child who wakes up with nightmares of being taken away from the two fathers who are the only loving family I have ever had. I wish they could adopt me.

I am one of the lucky ones, I guess. I survived the attack that left me in a coma for three weeks, and in another year I will probably be able to walk again.

I am not one of the lucky ones. I killed myself just weeks before graduating high school. It was simply too much to bear.

We are the couple who had the realtor hang up on us when she found out we wanted to rent a one-bedroom for two men.

I am the person who never knows which bathroom I should use if I want to avoid getting the management called on me.

I am the mother who is not allowed to even visit the children I bore, nursed, and raised. The court says I am an unfit mother because I now live with another woman.

I am the domestic-violence survivor who found the support system grow suddenly cold and distant when they found out my abusive partner is also a woman.

I am the domestic-violence survivor who has no support system to turn to because I am male.

I am the father who has never hugged his son because I grew up afraid to show affection to other men.

I am the home-economics teacher who always wanted to teach gym until someone told me that only lesbians do that.

I am the man who died when the paramedics stopped treating me as soon as they realized I was transsexual.

I am the person who feels guilty because I think I could be a much better person if I didn’t have to always deal with society hating me.

I am the man who stopped attending church, not because I don’t believe, but because they closed their doors to my kind.

I am the person who has to hide what this world needs most, love.

I am the person who is afraid of telling his loving Christian parents he loves another male.

Repost this if you believe homophobia is wrong.

I read this and it broke my heart. I want to cry for the pain gay men and women suffer. I wish I could just change the world and everyone would accept each other no matter how different they may be but I can’t, I don’t have that kind of power. But I can post this here and hope others do the same on their blogs, facebook pages, websites, profiles etc… Alone there’s nothing we can do, but together we cam make our voices be heard, and hopefully one day we will make a difference

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Interview with Author Michael Meyer


Today I’d like to welcome Thriller Author Michael Meyer.
Recently, I got the chance to sit down and interview Mike. Gotta say, Covert Dreams sounds good, I may just have to go pick up a copy 🙂
Anywhooo…Welcome Mike!

Why don’t you tell us a little about yourself?

I am a retired English professor. I live in Southern California wine country with my wife, Kitty, and our two other cats. I have published four novels on Amazon Kindle to date. DEADLY EYES is a haunting Caribbean mystery, COVERT DREAMS is an international thriller set in Saudi Arabia, THE FAMOUS UNION is a comical look at chaos created by the powers-that-be at a once prestigious college, and THE SURVIVAL OF MARVIN BAINES is a whimsical look at one man’s attempt to cope with middle age.

What made you start writing?
I became fascinated with books at a very young age. I must have read every CURIOUS GEORGE book out there. At the age of ten, I self-published my first book, a short synopsis of California history. My parents bought the only copy, but I was a published author.

You’ve recently released your fourth book. What is it about?

James Cuffy, better known as Cuff, is living in paradise with his girlfriend, on the small Caribbean island of St. Croix, where the sky is as blue as Cuff’s eyes, the ocean as pretty as Rosie’s cheeks, where the gentle lapping of the waves is a lullaby, and the swaying of the palm trees is a dance. The sandy beaches are as white as sugar, and the horizon is a world away. St. Croix indeed is paradise, the perfect place for living, laughing, and loving. But the sandy beaches and the turquoise sea can provide no cover from the deadly eyes of the unknown stalker pursuing Cuff. Murder leads to murder as he attempts to untangle the terrible web in which he has suddenly become entangled.

What made you decide to write it?

I love a both writing and reading a good mystery. My first thriller, COVERT DREAMS, was so well received that I decided to write a second. The Caribbean has always fascinated me since I lived on the island of St. Croix for four years.

When are you your most constructive (morning/night/evening/4-6 etc…)?

I am an early morning person, so I like to get to work right after breakfast. I walk for about an hour six days a week, and on that walk, just before breakfast, while exercising my body, I am also exercising my brain by coming up with ideas for that morning’s writing session. I sometimes find myself having to hurry home just to be able to jot down a note or two before I lose the idea. I generally like to write for several hours a day, but every once in a while the skies turn dark without my even knowing it since I have been on such a roll at my computer, and the day simply got away from me.

What’s in store for you next?

I hope to begin a new book soon. I am not out for money. As a retired college professor, I have a nice pension. Rather, I want to write until I die. I love creating characters and plots. Writing to me is like reading. I never know precisely where things will lead. I am in good health, and my doctor told me that writing is a very healthy avocation for someone in my situation: a retiree. I love his advice.

Other than writing, do you do anything else?

I am an avid traveler. I have visited many parts of the world, and I plan on doing so as long as I can. My wife and I travel overseas at least once a year. We also take trips up and down the California coast quite often, and we love to take vacations in places such as Chicago, Miami, San Antonio, and New Orleans. The truth be told, I like to travel.

Do you read your reviews?

I do. Reviews are the lifeblood for an Indie writer. I actively encourage my readers to leave reviews on my Amazon author’s site and anywhere else they deem appropriate.

Would you argue with a reviewer over a bad review?

Never. People are people, and not everyone likes the same movie, popcorn, salsa, or brand name clothes. People can have their own opinions about religion, politics, and my writing. That is their personal right. What I do as a writer is try hard to please myself. When I succeed, I am certain that many others will feel the same about my work.

Now that you’ve published your book, is there anything you would change? Any regrets?

My only regret at this stage of my writing I have indeed finished writing a book. When the words The End appear, I feel sad. My baby is now on its own. It is like having a movie that has fully engrossed you coming to an end. It is like being so absorbed by a book that you are reading that you simply never want it to end.

Are you published with a publishing house or self-publish?

My wife bought me a Kindle, and it was love at first sight. After I retired, in December of 2010, I seriously turned my attention to writing. As a senior citizen, I wanted to get my work to readers as soon as it was polished and ready to read. I simply did not want to wait a couple of years, or longer, in order to see my work in print. In addition, I wanted total control over every aspect of my writing, from the final editing to the creation of my book cover.

What/who is your inspiration for writing?

I come from a long line of teachers. My grandmother was a teacher, as were my father and mother and nearly all of my aunts, uncles, and cousins. My three sisters are all teachers. My wife is a retired teacher. Books have always played a prominent role in my life. The urge to write has always been there, tickling me constantly. All I had to do was scratch it, and the rest is history.

Do you have a favorite book? What is it?

I love to read. I have been an avid reader my entire life. I give my whole to a book as I read it. I become consumed by the thing. That being the case, I would have to say that my favorite book is probably the one I am reading at the time.

What is your favorite reader/writer interaction site?

I really enjoy interacting with the good readers at Goodreads. I have had many rewarding discussions there, and I look forward to many more in the future.

Anything else you would like to tell us about yourself?

I was a college professor for over forty years. I taught literally throughout the world, at universities in Thailand, Saudi Arabia, and the Caribbean. I retired just over a year ago from a twenty-four year stint as an English professor at a California community college. I do miss my students, but, I must admit, I love the free time I now have to devote to three of my favorite things: reading, writing, and traveling.

My Amazon author’s page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005E7M8CW

My Goodreads author’s page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/674626.Mike_Meyer

My Facebook author’s page: http://facebook.com/temmike

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