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.