I'm a lucky woman. I have great critique partners, who are also good friends.
For the past eighteen months, Jeanne Laws has been one of those critique partners. Jeanne provides terrific, honest feedback and doesn't back down. Her sensitive ear immediately picks up on any inconsistencies in characters. I am extremely grateful to her for all the help she has given me.
Today is a day for celebration because Jeanne's second story is coming out over at Loose Id. Here are the details:
A Good Man is Hard to Find
Genre: western/erotic romance [m/m]
Length: short story
Loose Id (http://www.loose-id.com)
Being at the receiving end of an outlaw's bullet changed bounty hunter Kade Black Eagle's life forever. He realizes that for a long time his solitary life in lawless gold country has been incomplete, and he sets out to remedy the situation. Now all he needs to do is convince his best friend that their friendship is just the beginning. What he wants is a partnership he can find with only one man.
Of course, I've already read the story. Like all Jeanne's work, it has terrific characters in a great romance. Rush on over to Loose Id and pick up your copy.
And if you haven't read her first book, Animal Dreams, here are the details on it, too:
Book One in the Gateway Trilogy
Genre: paranormal/shapeshifter/erotic romance [m/f ]
A woman in search of her future…
After spending the first 24 years of her life trying to be what her mother wanted her to be, Mandy has finally decided to follow her heart. After dropping out of law school and breaking off her engagement, she moves to her uncle’s ranch in the heart of the California redwoods. For years Mandy has had dreams of Lyndell Falls and the wild horse that she is sure lives there, but her mother’s deep-seated hatred of her birthplace had made visiting impossible until now. Mandy meets the strangely familiar Jacob Morgan, and sinking into his eyes seems the ultimate coming home. But when it becomes obvious that someone is trying to kill her, can she really trust a man with secrets?
A man who can’t forget the past…
It was almost a decade ago when Jacob, a horse-shifter, found his mate, a pooka, in Lyndell Falls. Complete happiness eluded him, however, when a prophecy was foretold, ripping his life apart. Now, the one girl he could never forget has moved back to his forest hideout, and he has to find a way to tell her the truth about the past. Because their attraction is too strong for either one of them to fight, and now that he has her again he knows he can never let her go.
It's another terrific romance and the first in a trilogy. Jeanne is working on the second in the series, Spellbound, right now.
Well, actually, right now Jeanne is getting ready to take a long train journey with her children, but you know what I mean.
You can visit Jeanne's website at http://www.jeannelaws.com. She has a great article about shapeshifters and does terrific reviews as well.