Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas! Ps. I Forgot to Tell You ALL THE THINGS! #Surpriserelease #Awards

December has been insanity. Pure and total insanity! Because of that, I hope you'll forgive me for my late announcements... *Pretty please?*

Here's the tl:dr for you~ I won the Rainbow Awards, Bowl Full of Cherries is out on Audiobook, I'm nominated for a slew of Member's Choice Awards from the M/M Romance Group, and SURPRISE! I've got a secret new release for you.

Whoa. Wait. WHAT?!

First up: I won! No, I'm not pulling your leg, I totally, completely, legitimately won TWO Rainbow Awards this month and had several Runner-Up Awards as well!



Best Gay Fantasy Romance
Most Beautiful Words by Raine O’Tierney


Best Gay Debut

Most Beautiful Words by Raine O’Tierney




Best Bisexual Fiction

I’ll Always Miss You by Raine O’Tierney



The William Neale Award for Best Gay Contemporary Romance

Bowl Full of Cherries by Raine O’Tierney



Best Bisexual Book

I’ll Always Miss You by Raine O’Tierney 



Best Gay Book

Most Beautiful Words by Raine O’Tierney


So, YES! Blush, blush, BLUSHSPLOSION! I'm still reeling even though the awards were at the beginning of the month.



THEN...a checked an item off my writing bucket list! I now have an audiobook! (FOR REALS!) The insanely talented Seth Clayton narrated Bowl Full of Cherries and took my "couple of chuckles" story and turned it into something laugh out loud! He's amazing.

So you should definitely check that out!

It's available HERE! If you're unsure, definitely check out the sample. Seth is amazing, I'm tellin' ya!

So what else, Raine?

Well... I got on the Goodreads Group and saw I'd been nominated for a slew of Member's Choice Awards! Which...wow!


Best Coming of Age
I'll Always Miss You by Raine O'Tierney 
That Eighteenth Summer by Raine O'Tierney 


Best Virgins
Sing Me Your Love Song by Raine O'Tierney 



Favorite All-Time M/M Romance
Most Beautiful Words by Raine O'Tierney 




Best Love is an Open Road Story
That Eighteenth Summer by Raine O'Tierney



Best Short Story
Sing Me Your Love Song by Raine O'Tierney

And FINALLY...

*THIS* happened! :) Yep, folks, that's Seeds of Tyrone bk #3 there!


Two couples, two unique stories of love at Christmastime...

Harrison and Paulo were once passionate lovers - until tragedy tore them apart. When the men miss an opportunity to reconnect at a Christmas party, Paulo is prepared to move heaven and earth to see Harrison again.

Michael's coming out didn't go down well in his conservative hometown of Omagh, and the bullies are out to get him. But he has a guardian angel on his side - his unrequited long-term crush, Tom.

Will the magic of Christmas in Ireland be enough to see these two couples through?

This book features characters from the Seeds of Tyrone series, but can be read and enjoyed independently.


AVAILABLE FROM:


Thank you all for bearing with me--I know the sheer volume of announcements was... WAH! <3

Merry Christmas to all my readers!
Raine O'Tierney

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Bowl Full of Cherries Receives a #rainbowawards Honorable Mention!

Pleased beyond pleased to announce that Bowl Full of Cherries has received an Honorable Mention from the Rainbow Awards.

For several years I've watched on the sidelines as authors entered this contest, waiting for my turn to publish something that would make me eligible. Entering was a joy... Receiving an Honorable Mention? <3 I'm floating!

So what did the judges say?


I really loved this book, this is a sweet, simple story about how love and true friendship can make miracles. The plot is well developed, with just that little angst that makes the situation interesting. I stayed up all night to finish it, could not put it down. Had to know there was the happy ending. I like how the characters are described, they feel real, and you share their feelings, their love, their fears with them. I really really enjoyed it.

This was just one of those stories that really sucked me in… I could have kept reading it forever.

I really liked this book.The story wasn't terribly angst-filled or high-octane suspenseful. It was more like spending time with friends. I enjoyed the characters' journey (and as a mother of twins who don't get along, I appreciated the relationship between the Lang brothers!)


And a note: Unlike most contests where Honorable Mention means you're not eligible to win any higher prizes, in the Rainbow Awards, Honorable Mentions are given to authors who received at least one 36/40 score from a judge!

I'm excited to see if Leaving Flowers, I'll Always Miss You, and Most Beautiful Words get a nod as well. <3

Friday, October 9, 2015

ALL THE THINGS! #sale #freebies #newrelease #mmromance

You know how life is a roller coaster? The slow climb, the pregnant pause, the terrifying drop, the zoom to the top, rinse and repeat. You stay on and enjoy the ride, right? Well, right now--after being at the bottom for a while, things are rather up, up, up! Which is awesome! It also means there's a LOT going on. So let's get to it!


I'm this weekend's DreamReaders selection over at Dreamspinner Press! That means Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, you can get I'll Always Miss You, Most Beautiful Words, and Bowl Full of Cherries for 99 cents each over at Dreamspinner. Each is a full length novel and each is one of my all-time favorite works. So I hope you'll check out the sale, and if you want, please share the info with your friends!


Don't forget, the 99 cent sale for Leaving Flowers continues at Beaten Track Publishing | Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | All Romance eBooks | Smashwords | Barnes & Noble! It will go until October 31st--so make sure you grab your copy before you read book #2 of The Seeds of Tyrone series!


If 99 cents seems steep, I've got good news... My long novella That Eighteenth Summer JUST came out for the M/M Romance Group's Love is an Open Road event. This was a prompt that someone dropped. I adopted it at the last second. I put a LOT of love, a LOT of research, and a LOT of my own eighteenth year into the story. I think you will truly enjoy it. Plus, it's TOTALLY FREE!

The summer of 2003, Ollie Hannigan's eighteenth summer, changes everything...
Ollie knows exactly where he's going and what his plan is: get a smokin' hot girlfriend (so she can cry over him when he enlists), join the military, work his way up to Army Ranger, and finally earn he respect of his big brother, Benjam.
But everything changes when a military car pulls up in front of the Hannigan household.
Now Ollie's world is in chaos. His friends have abandoned him, his plans are falling through left and right, and he doesn't know what he wants in life anymore. Plus, as if he wasn't already confused enough, his brother's best friend, Luca Santini, has caught Ollie's eye.
While Luca may be smokin' hot, he's definitely not the girlfriend Ollie was expecting!

You can download the mobi, epub, and PDF HERE!

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Finally, if you haven't got your copy of Where the Grass is Greener, it's available now! <3

Where The Grass Is Greener (With Debbie McGowan)(Seeds of Tyrone bk 2)
Mistakes were made, that’s for sure. But was it the night of passion? Or walking away afterward?
That’s the question Seamus Williams must face when he gets a late night phone call from someone he never expects to hear from again.
“I miss you, Shay.”
Chancey Bo Clearwater is a cowboy through and through. He spends his days finding work on whatever ranch will take him and his nights at the pool hall. He’s always done what needed doing and never thought much about what he wanted. ‘Til that drunken night with Seamus.
A world of problems now stand between Seamus and Chancey exploring what might have been, the least of which being the Atlantic Ocean. On one side there’s Chancey’s daughter who mood swings from angel to demon in two seconds flat; on the other there’s the new lodger, hogging Shay’s telly and his cornflakes, and making private Skype time hard to come by.
Is this relationship doomed before it ever begins? Or can a surprise announcement from Seamus’s brother be enough to help the two find their second chance?
Where the Grass is Greener is book two of the Leaving Flowers Series, but can be read independently of the first novel.

Available from Beaten Track Publishing | Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | All Romance eBooks | Smashwords | Barnes & Noble

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

So...What IS Raine O'Tierney #Sweetness? #triggers #righttoread



Confession...

I have triggers, big and bad. 

For a long time, I felt tremendous guilt and shame about my inability to read about *any* and *every* subject because...I'm a librarian! Intellectual Freedom! Right to Read! I "should" be able to take on any literary work!

But putting aside the fact Right to Read ALSO means Right NOT to Read, the truth is: for my mental health, I can not read certain things.

When I hit a trigger, it's ugly. Panic-inducing ugly. Hysterical sobbing ugly. Physical reaction ugly. And then that story and its triggers stay with me forever, cataloged away to be dredged up when I'm feeling low.

So what does this have to do with The Sweetness?

Well, it wasn't until I really got into the writing community that I realized, oh those triggers? Yeah, those are a thing for a lot of people. Maybe everyone even. Call it preference, cringe / squidge / ick factor, or even full-on panic, but everyone has what they can handle and what they can't.

And that is OKAY.

So I made a decision when I started publishing, that I would write ONLY the things I could handle. "Uh...Obviously?" you might be thinking. But what I really mean is, I made a silent commitment to my readers that when they read a Raine O'Tierney work, they could always feel confident they would get The Sweetness.

But lately I've felt like maybe I should spell out what that actually means.

Sweetness does *NOT* always mean fluff (though I have been known to write a cotton candy story or two!). My stories have dealt with body issues, rape, disability, depression, loneliness, suicidal thoughts, bullying, death, and so on. I write what I'm passionate about at the moment. I write the story that needs a voice and the subject that needs exploring.

So I started with what Sweetness ISN'T because I want you to know that I can not promise a trigger-free experience if your triggers happen to fall into one of the above categories. And who knows what I'll get up to in the future!

But I can promise this, when you read my stories:


  • You will ALWAYS get an HEA (or *rarely* an HFN with the promise of an HEA in the future)
  • You will NEVER, EVER, EVER see ANY of my MCs cheat on each other. If there's *ever* cheating mentioned in my stories then it is a side character and it is in the past, but my preference is that there be no mention whatsoever.
  • I don't write 3p or open relationships (it's just not my thing)
  • You won't find rape as titillation in my stories, and any rape is discussed with respect and takes place in the past.
  • I like first and forever loves, so you will see a LOT of first and forever loves in Raine O'Tierney stories!
  • You'll read a lot of first sexual experiences, first friends, and first loves :)
  • Despite what people say, not EVERYONE has lost their virginity at sixteen and not everyone understands their sexuality right away--I try to write an array of characters with different life experiences and sometimes that means a forty-year-old virgin. (Yep!)
  • (I'm stealing this one from Debbie McGowan) I don't write about "gay" and "straight" characters, I write about people. Full stop.


This is what I'm about.

If you like that sort of thing, I invite you to check out my books. And if you ever have ANY QUESTION AT ALL about triggers, ASK ME! I understand more than you know and take people's triggers seriously.

Sweetness to all,
Raine O'Tierney

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Work Has Started Again on Sweet Giordan! #amwriting

For those of you following the saga of Sweet Giordan, Please Remember you know that I requested my rights be returned to me from DSP so that I could turn the Hearts in Reverie Series into what I'd always envisioned: all colors of the rainbow!

I've started my edits / expansion of Hearts in Reverie #1: Sweet Giordan, Please Remember.

The original story *will not change*. You won't see wildly drastic plot shifts. Giordan won't suddenly be a rockstar with a drug problem who part-times as a nanny... But what you will see is "Y'all" spelled correctly ;) and Shane's PoV.

So far...it's been an interesting experience getting into his head. He's a pretty damaged guy.

I don't have a deadline on when the story will be available for purchase again, but Beaten Track Publishing said 'Yes, absolutely' to publishing the series--so a venue is lined up.

More updates when I have them! Thank you for supporting me through this odd endeavor. :) I appreciate it!

--Raine O'Tierney

Friday, July 31, 2015

Why Sweet Giordan, Please Remember Has Gone Temporarily Out of Print #NewDirections #MMRomance



If you're looking to buy my book Sweet Giordan, Please Remember...unfortunately you'll have to wait. (I'm sorry!) It is *temporarily* out of print. (What? What?! WHAT???) But do not worry! The sweet amnesiac is returning SOON with a fresh, shiny edit and an expanded story line!

The Hearts in Reverie series was actually the first set of gay romances I ever created... WAY back in 2004! And Sweet Giordan was the first novel I ever had contracted for publication. Dreamspinner Press did a great job with it and I'm eternally grateful to them for all they did for launching my writing career.

This is NOT about anything DSP did wrong...

But the world of Hearts in Reverie is SO much more than just the beautiful Giordan and his lover, Shane Devereaux. In addition to the gay romances, there are lesbian rom, transgender rom, and het rom... The story is about hearts and love and spans many colors in the LGBTQ rainbow. These characters have been building inside of me for over a decade and as I tried to write the continuation of the series, I found I was self-censoring and changing things around to fit the M/M romance market, unfairly silencing these colorful charas I had created.

And as time went on, I finally reached a point where I couldn't drown out their voices any longer. I want desperately to write and publish the ENTIRE world, including the romances that don't fit what DSP is looking for.

So I gathered all my courage and I approached Dreamspinner openly with my plans for Hearts in Reverie and a request for rights reversion. They were gracious enough to let me have my rights back.

Hence Gio's temporary break!

So what's next???

First off--I revisit the world of Sweet Giordan. I have ideas about the expansion of Gio's story. What that ultimately will look like, I never know until my fingers are on the keyboard, but perhaps Shane's PoV?

This will NOT be a re-write. None of the events in Sweet Giordan, Please Remember will change. There will just be...more! 

From there, I'll take off, dancing through the town of Reverie and visiting its many wonderful residents (and peeking into their sweet romances!)

Thank you for loving Gio the way I love Gio!
Raine O'Tierney

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Sing Me Your Love Song is OUT! And it's #FREE! #MMRomance!

Get your butt over to the M/M Romance Group's homepage and download you some of that sweet, sweet Raine O'Tierney romance--for free!

Sing Me Your Love Song is my contribution to the 2015 Don't Read in the Closet event and it's sexy fun (if I do say so myself!) This year's overall theme is "Love is an Open Road" event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.

This was my prompt:

Dear Author,
These men are on their wedding night. They are wearing traditional attire according to their social/military/royal/world status. I want to know their story, and why is one of them hiding in a wash chamber. Is that a tattoo on his chest or did his husband brand him during the wedding ceremony? Why is the other so serious? Maybe he doesn’t like all the jewelry?
I wonder about their world, time, professions, etc. Did they marry for love, or convenience? Maybe it was arranged, or were they drunk?
I want their love to grow, as well as their need for each other. I just want them to be happy, but you can tell their first time together will be passionate. You can see it in their eyes.
I’m giving them to you, dear author. Anything and everything will be good for them.


Debbie McGowan made my cover. Isn't it GORGEOUS?!



So what are you waiting for?! Get your mobi, epub, or pdf FOR FREE!


Monday, July 6, 2015

All the Things! All the Stuff!

Sitting here with Sion, playing Fallout: New Vegas and updating my website for the first time in an age. @_@

For fans of Under the Table and Into His Heart and/or Sweet Giordan, Please Remember I've put the 1K post-HEA ficlets I wrote for Dreamspinner Press last year on my new free fiction page. I think you'll like these little hints o' sweetness, though I will say, you might want to check out the stories first before you read them just for spoiler's sake.


Debbie McGowan and I finished our first draft of Where the Grass is Greener yesterday. This is the second Leaving Flowers novel though it is completely stand-alone and has a much different tone and feel than Leaving Flowers. I'll give you a hint: sexy, sexy cowboys.


Who'd like to see the cover and blurb?



Mistakes were made, that’s for sure. But was it the night of passion? Or walking away afterward? That’s the question Seamus Williams must face when he gets a late night phone call from someone he never expects to hear from again.

“I miss you, Shay.”

Chancey Bo Clearwater is a cowboy through and through. He spends his days finding work on whatever ranch will take him and his nights at the pool hall. He’s always done what needed doing and never thought much about what he wanted. ’Til that drunken night with Seamus.

A world of problems now stand between Seamus and Chancey exploring what might have been, the least of which being the Atlantic Ocean. On one side there’s Chancey’s daughter who mood swings from angel to demon in two seconds flat; on the other there’s the new lodger, hogging Shay’s telly and his cornflakes, and making private Skype time hard to come by.

Is this relationship doomed before it ever begins? Or can a surprise announcement from Seamus’s brother be enough to help the two find their second chance?

Where the Grass is Greener is book two of the Leaving Flowers Series, but can be read independently of the first novel.


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Debs and I are already planning book three of the Leaving Flowers Series, and we also have another novel almost 100% completed, as well as a slew of other collaborative things brewing. The McTierney/O'Gowan Collaboration Power-Hour has really turned into something grand. (Well, it always was, but I think Ms. McGowan and I are in this for the long haul.)

So what else is new? WELL! My TOTALLY FREE novella Sing Me Your Love Song (part of the GR M/M Romance Group's 2015 DRitC event) is coming.............................soon. Yeah, I can't say *when* exactly for...reasons. (Secrecy reasons!) But it might do to stay tuned! Soonish-ly tune? <3

I've also picked up a second DRitC prompt that someone else dropped. But that will be a long time coming as I haven't even finished the draft yet.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

NEW RELEASE: All That Shimmers from Piece Us Back Together Antho!

My tenth release! @__@ I can hardly wrap my mind around that. People have said, "WOW, you write really fast!" and I think I do write at a somewhat speedy pace...but really, when you write in secret for ten years, hoarding all your stories for yourself, it's easy to polish them up and put them out one right after other.

All That Shimmers does hold a very special place in my heart. (I know, I know...everyone says that about every book) but it really does. I'd asked the girls (Cate Ashwood and L.J. LaBarthe) if they wanted to do an anthology together. They enthusiastically agreed and together we came up with the theme of "Healing."

I needed that in my life, healing.

I chose to write about two very broken characters-- Beau, paralyzed from the waist down, and Niksa-- beyond suicidal. It was a struggle sometimes, especially dealing with Niksa's darkness which mirrors some of my own--but worth it.

So far the reviews have been mixed. Some people are really moved by what I wanted to accomplish, reduced to tears even, and some people think it's total drivel or far too dark. For some reason the reviews have hit me a bit hard on this one, probably because of how much of myself I put into this story. That said--I do appreciate the people who took the time to read and review. (Yes, even the 1*s) ;) I've even had a couple of peeps ask about a sequel.

I'm always like *mind blown* when someone likes something I wrote enough to ask me about a sequel.

If you check it out, let me know what you think--good, bad, or indifferent!

--Raine



Release Date: May 6th, 2015
Goodreads Links: All That ShimmersPiece Us Back Together |  
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond

Blurb(s):

Piece Us Back Together:
Life can seem bleak for people suffering devastating injuries or illnesses of the mind and body, and every day can be a struggle. But sometimes, when hope seems in short supply, they find a reason to keep up the fight. The men in these stories face some of the most difficult challenges imaginable, but fortunately they won’t be facing them alone, because when everything seems darkest, a point of light appears. With compassion, understanding, and love, these hurt souls have a chance to piece the broken parts of their lives and themselves into something strong and beautiful. Love might even be able to mend the most serious wounds of all—those of the heart.

All That Shimmers by Raine O’Tierney

Beau Bell is a former Olympic hopeful, left paralyzed from the waist down after a car accident. He has every reason in the world to be pissed off and miserable, yet he’s training for the Paralympics Men's 100m—S6 division. The chair? Just a part of who he is now. Beau's attitude is golden. If only he could contend with this one little issue: errant erections and no way to relieve them!

Nikša Meríc is a lonely scientist and really bad poet living underneath the old building where he does his research. Every night he watches his neighbor through his basement window as he undresses in his wheelchair. Although there is no apparent reason for Nikša to be unhappy, he’s struggled with depression his whole life and has tried to kill himself on multiple occasions.

When Beau proposes that his “voyeur” come over and help him experiment with the erections he can’t actually feel, the relationship they build is a sexual one. But the relationship they need is one that will heal each other’s heart as well.

Available May 6th, 2015

Categories: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance

Sales Links:
Piece Us Back Together Anthology:

All That Shimmers:

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Leaving Flowers is Available! PLUS: Who here wants to win an Amazon.com #giftcard??

It has been such a blast doing this tour with Debbie McGowan for our Leaving Flowers release that I...er...sort of forgot to announce on my own blog that the book had come out!

Um, well, the book is out! ^_^

And if you'd like to follow along with the tour and enter for your chance to win a $20.00 Amazon.com giftcard, all the links are available below.

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Author Name: Debbie McGowan & Raine O’Tierney
Book Name: Leaving Flowers
Release Date: May 1, 2015
Pages or Words: 67,000 words
Categories: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance
Goodreads 
Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing
Cover Artist: Debbie McGowan

Blurb(s):

Shy and awkward since childhood, Aidan Degas is now a man lost. His twin—Aidan’s other half, Nadia—died tragically young, leaving him with nothing to get him through his days but his job at the prestigious Grand Heights Luxury Apartments and the flowers he lays upon her grave. When Aidan is assaulted on the job by a tenant, it’s the graveyard he turns to for strength and solace.

Patrick loves being assistant groundskeeper at the sprawling cemetery where he tends graves and offers a bit of comfort to mourners. When he sees a sad young man lingering over an old grave, his curiosity is strangely piqued for reasons he doesn’t understand. He’s never done this—struck up a friendship with a mourner. But soon that friendship blossoms into a romance.

It’s not going to be easy for the pair. Aidan is so damaged, like petals crushed in an angry fist, and even with Patrick’s warm heart and Irish charm, it might not be enough to bring him back from the edge.

Excerpt:

Somehow, in spite of the need to go home and shower off the grottiness of digging earth for half a day, Patrick didn’t feel he could take his usual subtle approach. Nadia’s passing was not recent; her grave was not new; yet here was this young man, kneeling at her feet, his eyes closed, hands resting in his lap, oblivious to the sun’s slide from the sky, the increasing briskness of the breeze, Patrick’s presence…

“Hello there,” he said quietly, stopping on the path a few feet away. The man was too far into his own mind to startle. Instead, he slowly came to, his shoulders lifting slightly as he twisted to see what had disturbed his meditation. Patrick smiled. “I’m afraid we’re locking up for the evening.”

“So soon?”

“It’s going on for seven o’clock, sir.”

“Seven…” The man’s voice petered away, his expression indicating he had no idea how long he had been kneeling there. If he doubted Patrick’s word, the confirmation came when the man tried to stand, and staggered, numb-legged. He automatically reached out to steady himself, catching hold of the front of Patrick’s coveralls, and then almost collapsed again, unable to bear his own weight.

Without a second thought, Patrick quickly grasped the man by the forearms to steady him. “There’s no rush now. You just take your time. All right?”

The man nodded and swallowed hard. “Thank you. I only came to leave the tulips.” He gestured toward the vase of closed tulips in front of the grave and in the midst of the red and white carnations.

Patrick kept his hold on the man and looked down at the flowers. “They’re beautiful,” he said. “Really lovely.”

“Thanks. Nadia loved flowers so much.” A glimmer of a happier time lit up the man’s features for just a second, before it was blotted out once more by the heavy cloud of sorrow.
Patrick felt that sorrow in his heart. He wanted to offer comfort, warmth, security, to soothe with his touch, his kiss… Oh my—no, no, Patrick. You’re way over the line. You’re standing at the grave of this man’s wife, and all you can think of is kissing him? But it wasn’t that sort of kiss he had in mind. It wasn’t about passion, or lust; just a desperate desire to take away the pain.

The man seemed a little more steady on his feet and Patrick gently released him. “OK now?”

“I think so.” He took a long, deep breath and exhaled slowly. “Thank you for your patience. I’m sure you’re eager to go home. It can’t be fun working here.”

Patrick shrugged and smiled. “I love my job. Fresh air, peace and quiet—”

“But it’s a cemetery.”

“Well, yeah,” Patrick said, the slightest hint of a chuckle in his words. It was enough to prompt the other man to lift his head. For the first time, his eyes met Patrick’s, and something bloomed inside, a heat radiating from somewhere he couldn’t quite pinpoint. It rose up through his chest, into his throat, filling his mouth and his nose, as he gazed into those incredible steel-gray eyes. There was so much pain there, and loss—anger—and yet there was more, so much more, that Patrick could almost hear the emotion, like a distant cry for help from someone who was drowning.

About the authors:


DEBBIE MCGOWAN is an author and publisher based in a semi-rural corner of Lancashire, England. She writes character-driven, realist fiction, celebrating life, love and relationships. A working class girl, she ‘ran away’ to London at 17, was homeless, unemployed and then homeless again, interspersed with animal rights activism (all legal, honest ;)) and volunteer work as a mental health advocate. At 25, she went back to college to study social science— tough with two toddlers, but they had a ‘stay at home’ dad, so it worked itself out. These days, the toddlers are young women (much to their chagrin), and Debbie teaches undergraduate students, writes novels and runs an independent publishing company, occasionally grabbing an hour of sleep where she can!

RAINE O’TIERNEY lives outside of Kansas City with her husband, fellow author, Siôn O'Tierney. When she's not writing, she's either playing video games or fighting the good fight for intellectual freedom at her library day job. Raine believes the best thing we can do in life is be kind to one another, and she enjoys encouraging fellow writers! Writing for 20+ years (with the last 10 spent on gay romance) Raine changes sub-genres to suit her mood and believes all good stories end sweetly. Contact her if you're interested in talking about point-and-click adventure games or about which dachshunds are the best kinds of dachshunds!

Homepage: Raineotierney.com


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