I want my books to be a treat, a needlessly decadent queer narrative. All my beloved characters straddle that morally grey line, and I want readers – whether they are queer or not – to be able to enjoy reading queer characters whose queerness is not their defining trait. They love, mourn, plot, and yes – commit horrible war crimes – as people first and foremost Continue reading Welcome Sirus to my Midnight Cafe
Chirp Audiobook Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux is the best at what she does but she’s not prepared for the Archangel Raphael or the mission he has for her. In a world where the monsters are real, and vampires and angels are interdependent upon each other, a human has little chance of survival. Thankfully, Elena is a little more than human. A born hunter, she heals … Continue reading Angels’ Blood by Nalini Singh, read by Justine Eyre
Not all Criminals are Monsters In my Leeward Files novels, I have truly horrendous monsters: murderers, pedophiles, rapists, sex and drug traffickers, and extreme racists, but not all bad guys are truly monstrous. Sometimes, a good guy can be pushed into doing bad things, other times, a good person will do bad in the hope of something good coming from it. The old adage, “The … Continue reading Criminals and Monsters
My quick and easy shrimp and grits
1 cup of quick grits cook according to box.
1 lb. cleaned and de-veined shrimp
1 tablespoon butter
1 can Rotel tomatoes
5-6 slices of bacon fried crisp and crumbled
1/2 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
saute shrimp in melted butter until lightly pink, stir in tomatoes and bacon, serve over grits, sprinkle cheese on top. Continue reading Welcome Allegra Johnson to the Cafe
Do not judge me because I laugh too much or too loud Do not think I know not pain You do not know the tears I hide My jokes & jests are just so much camouflage. I CHOOSE to be the happy clown For one caustic tear like acid waste will erode this dammed wall— And teardrops shored will then flood my soul. You know … Continue reading Laughter is my Night Light
Harlow manages to make her stories both comical and emotional, funny and frightening. This adventure of FREAKS agent Beatrice Alexander takes us on a journey to Texas. On special assignment with the dreamy un-dead Oliver Montrose we see the evolution of their friendship and Agent Alexander’s talent as they battle psychotic vamps and bad guys with guns. Bea suffers abuse from Oliver’s jealous ex-lovers, kidnapped … Continue reading To Catch a Vampire By: Jennifer Harlow
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