Giving Tuesday, Gatlinburg, and a free book

Hey, y’all. As you might have heard, the beautiful town of Gatlinburg, TN has been devastated by one of the wildfires burning in the Great Smoky Mountains. I’m heartbroken about this. I grew up on the Gulf Coast, but I traveled to Gatlinburg with my family as a child, and I’ve been there many times as an adult since I got married and moved to the Asheville area as a young woman. It’s more than just a tourist attraction. It’s a lovely, iconic place. It’s special to so many people, tourists and locals alike. My thoughts and my heart are with all those who have lost homes and businesses, and all the brave men and women fighting the fires right now.

There’s not much I can do, other than donate my little bits of money, clothes, food, and water. But right now, since Gatlinburg is on my mind and since today is Giving Tuesday, I want to give away a copy of my novel The Mountain, because it’s set in Gatlinburg, and I’m hoping that this will make at least a few people think about this beautiful town, and maybe inspire them to help support the people of the town and the firefighters working to save lives there.

If you want to be entered into the drawing, email me at ally AT allyblue DOT com (I’m sure you know how to format that for email). I’ll draw a winner of an electronic book copy tomorrow night, 11/30/16. Thank you!

Big Gay Fiction Giveaway

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Who wants a free novel, short story, or sample chapter? That’s right, you do! For a limited time — November 20 through 27 — eighty plus authors of gay fiction (including yours truly) are giving away some awesome freebies. Go to the Big Gay Fiction Giveaway page and click on the cover for the story you want. The link will take you to the InstaFreebie page for the free book/story/chapter. Fill in your name and email, and InstaFreebie sends you your free story. That’s it. Get as many freebies as you want, there’s no limit. You’ll be signed up for the author’s newsletter when you give your email; it says so on InstaFreebie, but I wanted to put it out there just so we’re clear. For those of you already signed up for my newsletter, if you get my freebie (my short story That Voodoo) InstaFreebie will send you the story but you will NOT be signed up for my newsletter twice. You’ll only get it the one time. So no worries there 🙂

I’ve looked over the list of freebies, and there are some truly excellent books and stories on offer here. Don’t miss out, y’all! Believe me, I’m gonna be grabbing some freebies and newsletters myself!

No Small Parts available for pre-order

nosmallparts_teaser No Small Parts (Bluewater Bay #18) is now available for pre-order from Riptide Publishing. I’ll have an excerpt up once line edits are done. Be sure to check out the cover reveal on the Heroes & Heartbreakers blog on 9/27!

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© Copyright 2016 Ally Blue

Nat Horn is almost living the dream. His part as a werewolf extra on the hit show Wolf’s Landing has somehow turned into a regular role. Beautiful rising star Solari Praveen has taken an interest in him. He’s even making enough money to think about getting out of Bluewater Bay someday. Except his retired dad’s dependence on pain medications seems to be getting worse, and Nat’s the only one around to take care of him.

When Nat learns that Solari’s interest isn’t romantic, his disappointment is surprisingly short-lived, because in getting to know her, he also got to know her assistant, Rafael. And Rafael turns out to be the kind of friend—and potential boyfriend—Nat never dared to dream about.

Distracted by his astonishing new life, new friends, and new possibilities, Nat lets his guard down, and suddenly his life goes careening out of control. Racked by guilt, he tries to push his new friends away, but the bonds he’s formed are already too strong. In fact, they’re strong enough to pull him forward, into the future he’s been longing for—but to get there, he’ll have to let go of the past.

The Secret of Hunter’s Bog: now available

The Secret of Hunter’s Bog is now available in ebook and paperback on the Riptide Publishing website, Amazon, B&N, and all your favorite third party retailers. The blog tour also starts today and runs through this Friday. Stop by and comment on any of the tour stops for a chance to win a full set of my Mojo Mysteries series in the winner’s choice of electronic format.

TheSecretOfHuntersBog_400x600For Koichi McNab, the shop he and his twin sister Kimmy are opening in Hunter’s Bog Mall is a fresh start after their old one burned down. A way to move on. Especially when he meets the hunky owner of the luxury camping goods store next door. Koichi’s never been an outdoorsy guy, but Will Hood just might change his mind.

Will came to Southern Alabama to establish his own life away from his big, intrusive family—and in hopes of finding Anthony, the lover who vanished two years ago. But meeting Koichi throws everything off-kilter. Anthony was a long time ago. Koichi’s right here, smart and funny and cute, and Will wants him.

As Koichi and Will become friends, then lovers, Will’s past and Koichi’s present tangle into a dangerous knot that brings them face-to-face with secrets, theft, treachery . . . maybe even murder. With their lives on the line, their only way to safety is together.

 

 

Secret of Hunter’s Bog blog tour

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The Secret of Hunter’s Bog is scheduled for release from Riptide Publishing on March 7th. Please join me for an awesome blog tour March 7-11! I have some cool posts planned. And you can comment at any of the stops for a chance to win a full set of my Mojo Mysteries series (Demon Dog, A Ghost Most Elusive, and Myth Adventures) in the winner’s choice of electronic format. Check out the schedule below, or click the banner above to go to the blog tour schedule on the Riptide website. Hope to see y’all on the tour!

Stops for this tour:

March 7, 2016  –  The Novel Approach
March 7, 2016  –  Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
March 7, 2016  –  Booklover Sue
March 7, 2016  –  Fresh Fiction
March 8, 2016  –  Prism Book Alliance
March 8, 2016  –  Erotica for All
March 8, 2016  –  GGR-Review
March 8, 2016  –  The Jeep Diva
March 8, 2016  –  Cup o’ Porn
March 9, 2016  –  Love Bytes Reviews
March 9, 2016  –  Book Reviews and More by Kathy
March 9, 2016  –  Man2Mantastic
March 9, 2016  –  That’s What I’m Talking About
March 9, 2016  –  Wicked Faerie’s Tales
March 10, 2016  –  MM Good Book Reviews
March 10, 2016  –  The Day Before You Came
March 10, 2016  –  Just Love Romance
March 10, 2016  –  Sinfully MM Book Reviews
March 11, 2016  –  My Fiction Nook
March 11, 2016  –  All I Want and More
March 11, 2016  –  TTC Books and More
March 11, 2016  –  Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents

 

The Secret of Hunter’s Bog – Cover and pre-order!

Hello dear readers. Please excuse my lateness in posting this, but life’s been nuts lately. Anyhow, I want to show y’all the TOTALLY AWESOME cover for my upcoming novel The Secret of Hunter’s Bog, scheduled for release from Riptide Publishing in March. You can pre-order the book from Riptide for super cheap! And you can read the first two chapters on the website! So go check it out, it’s pretty sweet if I say so myself 😀

Be sure to sign up for my newsletter for exclusive excerpts and other content when the book comes out. Sign-up form on the sidebar here on my website. Also, I’m planning a totally cool Christmas story exclusively for the newsletter, starring Greg and Adrian from the Mojo Mysteries series. Don’t miss out!

Read on for cover and blurb for The Secret of Hunter’s Bog.

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TheSecretOfHuntersBog_400x600For Koichi McNab, the shop he and his twin sister Kimmy are opening in Hunter’s Bog Mall is a fresh start after their old one burned down. A way to move on. Especially when he meets the hunky owner of the luxury camping goods store next door. Koichi’s never been an outdoorsy guy, but Will Hood just might change his mind.

Will came to Southern Alabama to establish his own life away from his big, intrusive family—and in hopes of finding Anthony, the lover who vanished two years ago. But meeting Koichi throws everything off-kilter. Anthony was a long time ago. Koichi’s right here, smart and funny and cute, and Will wants him.

As Koichi and Will become friends, then lovers, Will’s past and Koichi’s present tangle into a dangerous knot that brings them face-to-face with secrets, theft, treachery . . . maybe even murder. With their lives on the line, their only way to safety is together.

 

Myth Adventures now available

MythAdventures72webMyth Adventures (Mojo Mysteries book 3) is now available for purchase in ebook and paperback from Samhain Publishing, Amazon, B&N, and your other favorite third-party vendors. This book takes our boys to some darker places than ever before. Pick up the book and find out how they overcome the things the paranormal realm throws at them this time 🙂

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Something evil is going down in Atlanta…

Adrian Broussard and Greg Woodhall are attending OutlantaCon, Atlanta’s annual gay geek conference, and are looking forward to a weekend of cosplay and general nerdy fun. As they mingle with other conference goers, though, Adrian feels a strange, cold energy emanating from a man dressed as a satyr.

Encounters with storybook creatures roaming the streets only increase the chilly tendrils teasing Adrian’s sixth sense—strong enough to cause disturbing visions of Greg’s existence being erased.

When a girl at the conference goes missing, then turns up dead, clues literally drop in their laps as Adrian begins to fear the cold, alien energy is engulfing the whole city. And in danger of swallowing up his lover.

To Adrian’s horror, his worst nightmare is realized. Now both he and Greg must call on reserves of strength and resourcefulness they never knew they possessed to save Atlanta, and each other.

Warning: This book contains weird critters, Hell-Lanta, regular Atlanta, a creepy escalator, awesome cosplay geeks, temples that aren’t (but totally are), and liberal use of mojo mind powers.

Free book! Get yer hot, fresh free book!

LLG_lgThat’s right, folks, Love, Like Ghosts is now FREE on Amazon! This spectacular deal is, of course, for a limited time only. Since I’m not sure exactly how long this is going to last, best to hustle your buns on over there and get yourself a copy before they start charging again 🙂

Love, Like Ghosts is technically a part of the Bay City Paranormal Investigations series — the last book of that series, though it can be read as a stand-alone — but it’s the story where Greg Woodhall and Adrian Broussard from the Mojo Mysteries series first met and fell in love. So while it’s not a part of the Mojo Mysteries series, in a way it’s where that series started, because it’s where Greg and Adrian began as a couple.

If you’ve ever wondered if this couple and their adventures might appeal to you, now’s your chance to get a taste before Myth Adventures, the latest Mojo Mystery, comes out next month. Personally, I adore this book and my boys, and I want everyone to love them like I do.

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© Copyright 2009 Ally Blue

Truth. Lies. A century-old mystery. What a tangled web…

At age eleven, Adrian Broussard accidentally used his mind to open a portal to another dimension. Now, ten years later, he’s successfully harnessed his strong psychokinetic abilities. In the process, he’s learned the lessons which have become the guiding principles of his life. Absolute truth. Absolute control. Always.

Sticking to his personal code of ethics has never been a problem, until two chance meetings—one with a hundred-year-old ghost, one with a handsome, very-much-alive man—turn his orderly existence upside down.

Having grown up in a family of paranormal investigators, Adrian is intrigued by the spirit of Lyndon Groome and determined to solve the mystery of his death. Greg Woodhall, however, affects Adrian in unpredictable ways. Not only does his every touch challenge Adrian’s hard-won control over his abilities, his company quickly becomes a light in Adrian’s lonely life.

As the mystery surrounding Lyndon’s death turns sinister, Adrian’s relationship with Greg deepens into something serious. Something Adrian wants to keep. But intimacy isn’t as easy as honesty, and when the heart’s involved, the line between right and wrong can blur.

(Warning: This book contains a gory ghost, a haunted castle, nerdy college parties and gay sex enhanced by psychic powers.)

Ally enters the modern age. Sort of.

That’s right, y’all. I’m starting a newsletter. Finally getting in the groove of five years ago! Ha!

Anyway, all kidding aside, I really am starting a newsletter. I think I need to. I’m super unorganized, and I think that might actually be the best way for me to make sure that the people who want to know about my new books and whatnot actually get to hear about them.

The signup form is on the sidebar here on my website. For those following along via Amazon or Goodreads, I’m also putting it here in the body of this post. I really hope you’ll sign up. My first newsletter,  coming out in early October, will have an exclusive excerpt from Myth Adventures (Mojo Mysteries book 3) as well as (I hope) pictures and travel reports from my trip to New Zealand to visit my daughter. I’m looking forward to sharing my ramblings with all of you 🙂

 

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Discovery: flash fiction anthology

cover-discoveryThe rules are simple enough. Write a complete story—either sci fi, fantasy, or paranormal. Make sure it has LGBT characters and/or an LGBT vibe. And do it all with just 300 words.

The stories in this volume run the gamut, from platypus shifters to alien slug monsters, from carnival horror stories to haunting stories of ships with souls. There are little jokes, big surprises, and future prognostications.

This is an anthology of flash fiction specific stories, all with LGBTQ characters/ideas, and all with the general theme of Discovery. The publisher, Mischief Corner Books, takes what they need for expenses, and the rest goes to support the QSF website. A very worthy cause! It’s a fantastic site supporting GLBTQ sci-fi, fantasy, and horror fiction.

My own contribution is a little horror story called “Wrong.” I hope you like it 🙂

You can buy the book from Mischief Corner Books, Amazon, ARe, and Kobo.

 

We have a winner!

The winner of my Pride Month Giveaway is Tracey S. Congratulations, Tracey! To everyone who entered, thank you so much!

This was a Pride Month for the history books 🙂

Pride Month Giveaway

Hey y’all, in honor of GLBTQ Pride Month, now drawing to a close (where did the time go??), I’ve decided to have a drawing. I’ll be giving away an ebook set of my Mojo Mysteries series to one winner, chosen by random number generator. Just leave a comment here telling me to include you in the drawing. Be sure to include your email so I can contact you! Deadline is eleven PM Eastern Standard Time June 30, 2015. The winner will get one copy each of Demon Dog and A Ghost Most Elusive, the first two books in the Mojo Mysteries series. The third book doesn’t come out until October, so that’s why it’s not part of the package.

Why these books? To me, Greg and Adrian (my Heroes in this series) represent Pride: they live and love openly and proudly. They know that what they share is rare, beautiful, and precious, and they’d never let anyone tell them it’s not. As a straight woman, it’s not really my place to speak about Pride, I think. But as an ally, I do support it in heart, in spirit, and in the flesh. This little giveaway is only a wave to say “hi” and “Pride is on my mind this June.” I’d encourage everyone who enters to also search out and purchase books by LGBTQ authors. There are SO many excellent LGBTQ writers out there, in all genres. Do yourself a favor, find them and read them!

 

ETA: Okay, well, since WordPress refuses to cooperate with me and allow comments, here’s what to do to enter the drawing: email me at ally @ allyblue dot com (in the usual email format instead of that one, obviously) with PRIDE MONTH GIVEAWAY in the subject line. Give me your name, preferred email, and preferred ebook format, and I’ll enter you in the contest. Sorry about that! Stupid WordPress.

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Mojo Mysteries book 1: Demon Dog.

DemonDog72webOne juicy mystery, mustard and relish included.

Three years after solving the hundred-year-old murder case that brought them together, Greg Woodhall and Adrian Broussard have settled into life together in the colorful college town of Chapel Hill. Adrian’s doctorate research and Greg’s two jobs keep them busy, but they have each other and life is good.

When Greg is offered the chance to help Bay City Paranormal scope out the historic PlayMakers Theater’s rumored spirits, he’s excited to get involved—at first. But as the protoplasmic trail unexpectedly shifts to DogOpolis, where Greg works part time, he senses something in the air besides the mouthwatering aroma of gourmet hot dogs.

There’s an entity that the team can’t quite get a handle on, but it’s creating havoc in Greg’s relationship with Adrian. Things that leave him doubting his own sanity. When the team finally uncovers the truth, no one is prepared for the danger—or what they’ll have to do to stop the thing plaguing DogO before it stops them. Permanently.

(Warning: This book contains a spooky mystery, unusual hot dog toppings, and a fast food joint that may or may not be haunted. May cause random hot dog cravings.)

© Copyright 2012 Ally Blue

 

Mojo Mysteries book 2: A Ghost Most Elusive.  

GhostMostElusive-A72webWhat’s a guy supposed to do when his mojo’s a no-go?

Adrian Broussard has always considered his ability to talk to ghosts a mixed blessing. Until the night he and his man, Greg Woodhall, find the body of an elderly neighbor. The woman’s ghost whispers murder, then refuses to speak to Adrian again.

She does, however, try to communicate with Greg. An unexpected twist that leaves Adrian grappling with a green-eyed jealousy monster—and he has no idea how to vanquish it.

For Greg, his first experience with talking to a ghost is part fun, part terrifying. Beyond that, he simply wants to help the woman he’d befriended in life. At least Adrian’s just as eager to solve the case, which is good. Because things get real weird, real fast.

Figuring out whodunit isn’t going to be easy, especially with a ghost who seems to be speaking in tongues. But neither of them anticipate the revelations they reveal as they dig deeper into the case. Or the danger those revelations unleash.

(Warning: This book contains suspense, spookiness, suggestive nicknames, amateur sleuthing and a grumpy ghost. May cause inappropriate laughter and/or nail-biting.)

© Copyright 2014 Ally Blue

Cover & Blurb: Myth Adventures (Mojo Mysteries 3)

MythAdventures72webI’m so thrilled with this beautiful cover, by super talented artist KanaxaMyth Adventures is scheduled for release from Samhain Publishing October 6th, 2015. Blurb is below, and I will post an excerpt once the edits are done. Enjoy!

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© Copyright 2015 Ally Blue

Something evil is going down in Atlanta…

Adrian Broussard and Greg Woodhall are attending OutlantaCon, Atlanta’s annual gay geek conference, and are looking forward to a weekend of cosplay and general nerdy fun. As they mingle with other conference goers, though, Adrian feels a strange, cold energy emanating from a man dressed as a satyr.

 Encounters with storybook creatures roaming the streets only increase the chilly tendrils teasing Adrian’s sixth sense—strong enough to cause disturbing visions of Greg’s existence being erased.

When a girl at the conference goes missing, then turns up dead, clues literally drop in their laps as Adrian begins to fear the cold, alien energy is engulfing the whole city. And in danger of swallowing up his lover. 

To Adrian’s horror, his worst nightmare is realized. Now both he and Greg must call on reserves of strength and resourcefulness they never knew they possessed to save Atlanta, and each other.

[Warning: This book contains weird critters, Hell-Lanta, regular Atlanta, a creepy escalator, awesome cosplay geeks, temples that aren’t (but totally are), and liberal use of mojo mind powers.]

Butt Riders on the Range now available

ButtRidersOnTheRange_cvr (Final)Butt Riders on the Range is now available from Wilde City Press! This is the fourth in the Butt-thology series and the second in which I’ve taken part. In this one, the theme is cowboys/Westerns. Each of the authors approached the theme from a different angle, and the result is fun, fascinating, and fresh. I hope y’all enjoy it!

Do you imagine blazing gun battles, bandits, and saloons with watered-down drinks when you think of cowboys and the West? We don’t. Our minds go right to horse shifters, bull shifters, were-leopards, urban wannabes, an interrupted journey along Route 66, a man of mystery named Dr. Feel-Good, and high noon at the edge of the galaxy! The fourth time’s the charm as the Butt-Thology authors saddle up, ride their men hard, and put ‘em away wet.

Butt Riders on the Range…the bulls aren’t the only ones being grabbed by the horns!

 

Here’s an excerpt from my contribution to the anthology, “The Five Hells War.”

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© Copyright 2015 Ally Blue

When the latest Cavendish minion arrived to try and buy out his ranch, Rocky was standing on top of a step stool with both hands inside a boomer cow.

“Tell him to fuck off,” Rocky instructed his foreman through clenched teeth. “I’m busy.” He turned the calf in his grip as gently as he could. The cow honked at him, shuffling her wide feet nervously. He leaned a shoulder against her broad, yellow and white speckled hindquarters. “Easy there, Jezabell. We’re almost there, sweetheart.”

In the barn door, the foreman, Jackson, cleared his throat. “I already told him that. He said he won’t leave till you talk to him.”

Great jumping jackalopes.

Rocky dipped his head and used his rolled-up sleeve to mop the sweat from his face. “What’s this asshole’s name?”

“Balthazar Shellenbarger.” Jackson’s boots shuffled on the barn floor. “He’s a lawyer, Rocky.”

Jez’s womb contracted. Rocky tugged with slow, steady pressure, and one of the calf’s long legs popped free. Only one more to go. Then came the tricky part—the head. He couldn’t afford to lose focus now. He didn’t have enough boomers to lose a calf to one of Jez’s breech births.

“You go tell Mister B.S. Lawyerman that I’m up to my elbows in a goddamn cow, so he can either fuck the hell off, or make himself useful and come help me deliver this calf.” He spared a quick glance at Jackson, who still hovered in the doorway looking uncertain. “Go on, now. Tell him.”

Jackson sighed. “Okay. But he’s not gonna like it.” He turned on his heel and marched off toward the big house Rocky owned but hardly ever used except for receiving visitors.

“He’s not supposed to fucking like it,” Rocky muttered to the boomer baby slowly emerging wrong end first from its mama.

He’d tried being polite when the Cavendish Family Farms governing board first started sending underlings out to Five Hells Ranch with their offers to buy him out. No thank you, he’d told them, matching fake smile for fake smile and glibness for glibness. Five Hells isn’t for sale. No thanks, no thanks, no thanks.

He’d started telling them to fuck off when the offers began to arrive accompanied with veiled threats and the minions’ smiles became hard and cold, and he realized they weren’t going to take no for an answer. Eventually, they were going to escalate.

This was the first time they’d sent a lawyer. Rocky figured that meant escalation had arrived.

“Bring it, bitches,” he declared to Jez, her partially born calf, and the couple of other pregnant cows in the barn. He might be surrounded by Cavendish boomer ranches, but he’d die before he sold the ranch his great-grandparents had built up from the dust of this fucking planet.

The ring of boot heels on banjo wood announced the arrival of the Cavendish lawyer in the barn. Rocky kept his attention on his work, easing the last gangly, gory leg free from Jez’s uterus. “Just in time, Lawyerman. I’m gonna need that bulb there any minute now.” He nodded at the rubber suction bulb the size of his forearm lying at the ready in a bucket of warm water at the foot of the stepladder. “Hand it up to me when I tell you.”

He heard the queasy gulp and couldn’t decide whether to laugh or curse. In the end, he did neither, because Jez’s body spit out the rest of the calf with one last mighty contraction and Rocky had his hands full—literally—making sure the baby didn’t arrive dead of a broken neck. Boomers were tough, hardy animals, damn near impossible to kill, but their relatively long necks made a breech birth particularly dangerous.

A quick glance showed Rocky that Jackson had gone back to his work and Lawyerman wasn’t going to be any help. In fact, he looked sick.

With a deep sigh, Rocky climbed off the stepstool, the slippery new calf cradled in his arms. “Never mind. I got it.” He scooped the bulb out of the bucket, squeezed it flat, shoved the business end into the baby’s throat, and let the bulb reinflate.

He did it twice more, slurping out about half a liter of amniotic fluid and shooting it into the bucket, before the baby’s ribs expanded and it let out a high-pitched squeal. Rocky grinned. “There you go, little guy.” He carried the calf to Jez, who’d stretched out on the straw to rest after her ordeal, and laid him at her teat to suckle. “I think I’ll name him Squeaky. What d’you think, Lawyerman?”

The silence behind him was absolute. He turned, raising his eyebrows at the human cog in the Cavendish machine. The man stood rooted to the floor, mouth hanging open beneath a thick black mustache shot through with silver, dark eyes wide. He blinked and focused a curious gaze on Rocky. “Do you name all of them?”

Rocky shrugged. “I used to. But there’s too many of ’em these days. Now I only name the ones I deliver myself.” He scratched Jezabell’s long nose when she lifted her head. “I’ve delivered all of hers. She almost always has breech babies. Don’t you, old girl?”

The lawyer studied Jez with intense interest for a second, then stared at Rocky like he’d done something fascinating. “Isn’t it dangerous to deliver them yourself? Why don’t you call the veterinarian to do it?”

Okay, that was a surprise. Cavendish minions had never shown any concern for Rocky’s boomers before, except as profit the company wasn’t getting. It intrigued him to the point where he almost didn’t notice the other thing wrong with what Shellenbarger had said.

“We don’t have a vet out here, mister.” Rocky pointed a still-bloody finger at the man. “You can thank your bosses for that.”

Shellenbarger shook his head. “I don’t understand.”

Peering into his eyes, Rocky saw honest puzzlement. “Wow, they don’t tell you people much, do they?” He strolled over to the sink, turned on the water with his elbow and scrubbed his hands under the lukewarm flow. “All the Cavendish ranches employ their own vets. I can’t afford one. So I’ve learned how to take care of my animals myself.”

Lawyerman’s eyebrows pulled together. “But I met the local veterinarian. He drove me from the train station into town.”

The light dawned then, and Rocky laughed so hard his stomach hurt, while Shellenbarger’s cheeks went red. “Sorry,” he gasped when he could breathe again. “But Dr. Kage isn’t a vet. He’s a retired proctologist. He likes to have a little fun with any new people who come around. The last newbie who showed up thought he was a famous brain surgeon for a whole fucking month. Oh, man.” He turned off the water and rubbed his wet hands over his face. The coolness felt good. “Okay, Shellenbarger. Let’s get to the point. If you’re here to make me an offer for the ranch, you can turn your fancy ass right around and go back to Danu, ’cause Five Hells is not now nor will it ever be, for sale.” He crossed his arms and aimed a your move, asshole look at the Cavendish man.

Shellenbarger sighed as if the whole thing was a terrible burden. He took off his wide-brimmed black hat and wiped sweat from his forehead with a linen cloth from his coat pocket. Strands of black hair escaped from his neat ponytail—the latest style for men in the Galactic Center, Rocky had heard—to curl around high cheekbones and a strong jaw. He was handsome, Rocky realized. Tall, wide-shouldered, narrow-hipped, big dark eyes and a lower lip Rocky kind of wanted to suck on like a hard candy.

Too bad he was a pampered Center fancy. Would probably cry like a baby if he got a damned splinter. Rocky had no patience with that sort.

Or maybe that was good. The last thing Rocky needed was to get sexually involved with one of Cavendish’s people.

“I’m not here to make you an offer,” Fancy Pants said, breaking the stretch of quiet and startling Rocky out of his musings.

“Okay. That’s new.” Rocky scratched his neck where the sweat ran down from his hairline into his collar. “What the hell’re you doing here, then?”

Fancy drew himself up straight and held his hat in front of his chest like a shield. The effect was strangely formal, and apprehension curled in Rocky’s stomach.

The man licked his lips and stared directly into Rocky’s eyes. “I’m truly sorry, Mr. Flint. But Cavendish isn’t asking this time. They’re taking you to court, and they’re taking Five Hells Ranch.”

Down, now available

Down_400x600My long-awaiting horror novel Down is now officially available from Riptide Publishing. Excitement! Yay! Go forth and purchase! Also, don’t forget to follow along with the blog tour this week. Drop by and comment on any of the blog stops for a chance to win a $15 Riptide store credit.

Read the first three chapters and buy the book on the Riptide website. Also available on Amazon and B&N, and probably your other favorite third party retailers as well.

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© Copyright 2015 Ally Blue

Seven thousand meters below the ocean’s surface, the crew of the BathyTech 3 mineral mining facility has found something remarkable: a rock-like sphere of unknown material and origin.

For Mo Rees, the discovery calls to his inner explorer and adds color to his dull miner’s life. Even better than the promise of new knowledge is the unexpected connection he forges with Dr. Armin Savage-Hall, leader of the team brought down to study the thing.

For Armin, the object is the find of a lifetime. It could prove his controversial theories and secure his scientific reputation. And Mo is a fascinating bonus.

Then crew members start behaving strangely. Worse, they start to change: their eyes glow purple, their teeth sharpen. Then the violence begins, the brutal deaths. As BathyTech descends deeper into chaos, the surviving crew works desperately to find the cause of the horrors around them. What they uncover could annihilate the human race. And they can’t stop it.

Down blog tour, coming soon to an internet tube near you!

Down_TourBannerMy first full-lenth horror novel, Down, releases from Riptide Publishing on April 20th, and I’ll be touring around the internet to celebrate and talk about my awesome new book. Please come and join me on my blog tour! There will be a prize! Also many awesome and fascinating posts written by me 😀 Here’s the tour schedule. I hope to see y’all around the webs!

(p.s. You can read the first couple of chapters and pre-order the book for a discount on the Riptide website!)

April 20, 2015  –  The Novel Approach
April 20, 2015  –  Rainbow Gold Reviews
April 21, 2015  –  Prism Book Alliance
April 22, 2015  –  Love Bytes Reviews
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Cover Reveal: Butt Riders on the Range

ButtRidersOnTheRange_cvr (Final)The upcoming cowboy-themed anthology Butt Riders on the Range — releasing April 29th from Wilde City Press — has a cover! Isn’t it lovely? Mmmmm. **admires** This multi-author anthology contains “The Five Hells War,” my futuristic outer space version of the Fancy Man from Back East Comin’ Ta Take Mah Ranch tale. As soon as I get through edits, I’ll post an excerpt. In the meantime, here’s the blurb for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!

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Do you imagine blazing gun battles, bandits, and saloons with watered-down drinks when you think of cowboys and the West? We don’t. Our minds go right to horse shifters, bull shifters, were-leopards, urban wannabes, an interrupted journey along Route 66, a man of mystery named Dr. Feel-Good, and high noon at the edge of the galaxy! The fourth time’s the charm as the Butt-Thology authors saddle up, ride their men hard, and put ‘em away wet.

Butt Riders on the Range…the bulls aren’t the only ones being grabbed by the horns!

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Check it out on the Wilde City website, and bookmark for the release!

Website update!

Yep, I’ve updated the Work In Progress page, making it a WIP/Coming Soon page and adding some stuff to it as well as updating the existing stuff. Also added a page for Down, with cover goodness, blurbage, and excerpt, so go check it out! You can also go see a really super long excerpt on the Riptide website, and I’m including the cover here for your viewing pleasure because, come on. LOOK AT IT! It’s fabulous, right? **admires**

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