My 2014 RT panel schedule

…as Stephanie Tyler, Sydney Croft & SE Jakes….and sometimes, all of me!  Hope to see many of you in New Orleans 🙂

Wednesday, May 14th

– 1:15 − 2:15 – Panel: LGBTQ: Beyond the Pronouns: Why LGBTQ Romance May Be Your New Favorite Genre

Join some of the genre’s favorite authors to explore the many types of romance that fall under the LGBTQ umbrella—from sexuality (m/m, lesbian, ménage) to gender (trans, queer, questioning) to tropes (Gay For You, coming out, historical concerns)—and how they’re popping up in the most unexpected places.

Moderator: Sarah Frantz (Riptide Publishing, Senior Editor)
Panelist(s): Suzanne Brockmann / Heidi Belleau/ SE Jakes/ K.A. Mitchell/ Marie Sexton
Location: 4th Floor
Room: Regent

– 2:30-3:30 PM- Panel: Double Trouble: Writing With a Partner

We all have the image of the lonely writer, typing away on their computer in some dark, isolated room. But what if you prefer to share the experience? There are unique rewards and challenges for writers who collaborate. How do you team up without wanting to choke your partner? How do you share two ideas and mold them into one? How do you surrender some of yourself? And more importantly, is it worth it? We think so, and we’ll teach you the tricks of writing with a partner because we’ve all done it. Some of us are even married to our partners. But even if you’re not interested in writing with someone, it is essential that all writers learn to collaborate. All of us have to deal with readers, editors, proofreaders, etc. And even beyond that, successful collaboration skills are a major key to success in life. Join us and learn our secrets!

Panelist(s): Ilona Andrews (aka Ilona and Gordon Andrews) Susan & Clay Griffith/ Larissa Ione/ Alexandra Ivy /Stephanie Tyler/ Laura Wright
Location: 4th Floor
Room: Balcony K

Friday, May 16th

– 11:15 − 12:15 – Panel:  Digital DIY: The Pros & Cons of Digital Self-Publishing

Today anyone can self-publish digital books. But who can best utilize this mode of publishing? What are the benefits and pitfalls? What are the contractual issues to consider when e-publishing works that have been previously published? These questions and others will be addressed in this comprehensive, unbiased Q&A.

Moderator: Sylvia Day (aka S.J. Day)
Panelist(s): Mark Coker (Smashwords, Founder) Lindsey Faber (Samhain, Publisher) Kristen Proby / Karin Tabke (aka Karin Harlow) / Stephanie Tyler (aka SE Jakes)
Location: 2nd Floor
Room: Studio 7 – (Preservation Hall)

– 1:55 − 2:25PM Riptide Publishing Publisher’s Spotlight  (Location: Fourth Floor, Balcony 1)

So, yesterday, this happened…

From Heroes and Heartbreakers:  SE Jakes is Stephanie Tyler

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Today Riptide Publishing, home to LBGTQ fiction, announces that their author SE Jakes is also bestselling author Stephanie Tyler (the Defiance series).  (Click here for the rest of the article.)

And then USA Today interviewed…all of me today.  vipers_276

So, I’ve got another name, besides Tyler and Croft 🙂 And I’ll be at RT as…all of them!  It’s been a wild and fun ride and I’m thrilled to find out that I’ve got a lot of readers who’ve actually been reading all the names without realizing it.  Very cool!

What does this mean for Tyler?  Well, it’s really just business as usual around here.  The Vipers MC books and the SE Jakes Havoc MC books will be sharing an overreaching universe (ie, I’ll be mentioning the Tyler MC in the Jakes salvation_276books), but there’s no crossover storylines in the books (which means you won’t be missing any of the Vipers story if you only read the Tyler books and vice-versa).  But if you’re interested in what SE Jakes has to offer, you can check out SEJakes.com.  And Sydney Croft will also be writing a novella for Riptide’s Charity Antho this year, which comes out in November.

And next week, Salvation:  Defiance 3 comes out!  So MCs for all!

I’ve been writing SEJ since March of 2011, and I write for both Samhain and Riptide while continuing Tyler and Croft. So, I’ve been busy.  Good busy, though.

Dire Needs giveaway at Larissa’s Blog!

My writing partner and partner in crime, the amazing Larissa Ione is giving away three ARCs of Dire Needs today on her blog so go for a chance to win!  The contest will run for 24 hours, so everyone will have a chance to put their names in!

In other non-book news, I just saw Dr. Oz taking about alternative remedies for migraines – he mentioned a homeopathic med called Feverfew – anyone ever taken it with any success?  I’m thinking of trying it because, hey, why not?  Especially since this migraine has been here since, oh Tuesday.  I swear, it’s going to snow – I don’t care what the weather people say – this is a snowgraine for sure.

Okay, back to typing in the 25 longhand pages of Unbreakable (the new Section 8 romantic suspense I’m working on).  And I should have some news on the Reid/ Grier book soon as well!

Oh, and if you’re on Pinterest, come friend me!  It’s my newest addiction :0

 

Updates for the new year…

Okay, a few updates before I head back to the deadline cave where I resided for the better half of the last year 🙂  It’s likely not to change, which is a very, very good thing.

Obviously, my website has been revamped – it’s it gorgeous?!  Waxcreative, as always, exceeded my expectations!  So now it reflected the wolf  as well as the romantic suspenses and I think it ties in so well.

Wax also redid the Sydney Croft page as well!

So, upcoming – and SOON – is the prequel to the Eternal Wolf Clan series – Dire Warning!  It releases February 7th and then Dire Needs:  Book 1 in the EWC series comes out March 6th!

For those who’ve been asking about poor Reid and Grier from Night Moves, yes, I totally plan to do something for them before the new suspense series begins in 2013 – I promise to keep you posted!

Other than that, I’m diving into the first of the new romantic suspense series – the book is currently titled Unbreakable and the series is called Section 8.  I just handed in book 2 in the Eternal Wolf Clan series and I’m getting ready for a blog tour for the upcoming releases.  And, I’m also going to try to blog here more.

Stop laughing.  Just keep staring at Rifter over there on the left.  And I’ll update here for the blog tour because there will be giveaways along the way!  Hope everyone’s doing well and having a good start to 2012 – we had our first dusting of snow last night so it’s finally starting to feel like winter.  I like winter.  Probably because I commute from the bedroom to the kitchen and back…

 

 

Lots of giveaways & a chat tonight!

I can barely keep up with everything going on. If I owe you a contest prize or anything, please be patient – I’m drowning over here!  Hoping to get to the post office this weekend!  *fingers crossed*

In the meantime, let me catch you up on giveaways and releases:  

Tonight from 6:00 – 6:30 PM EST there’s a Circle of Seven radio live chat for SEAL of My Dreams with me, Cindy Gerard, Stephanie Bond, Jami Alden and Deb Smith of Belle Bridge Books – you can chat live at www.blogtalkradio.com/Circle-of-Seven (there’s a chat board up). You can also call into the show at (646) 200 – 4071. After the show you can download the podcast of come on over to ReadersEntertainment.com and check out the blog that will accompany this chat!

Stephissa event at As The Pages Turn blog is still going on – scroll down to make sure you comment to enter all the contests for my books, Larissa’s and Sydney’s!  Contest continues through tomorrow.

Today, I’m over at NovelTalk Blog discussing the SEAL of My Dreams Anthology (releases tomorrow digitally – print’s already shipping) and I’m giving away 2 copies, so go comment to enter!

LIE WITH ME is now available in audio format from Tantor Audio!  It’s also available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble, as well as other online retailers.

Thanks again for all your support on here, Facebook, Twitter and the private emails you send – they’re what keeps me going!  More soon…

Stephissa week-long event!

Ing Cruz, who is just SO awesome, is having a week-long Stephissa event (For me, Larissa & Sydney!) at her blog and you will all benefit 🙂

Here’s what Ing wants you to know:

Join me at my blog www.asthepagesturn.blogspot.com from Nov. 7th thru Nov 12th to celebrate the books of Stephanie Tyler, Larissa Ione and their alter-ego Sydney Croft.

There will be a fun interview with Steph and Larissa, guest post from fellow friends and bloggers about why they love these books and tons of books will be given away along with some fun swags. There will be a winner EVERYDAY during this event.

Just leave a thoughtful comment each day and  facebook about this event and let me know about it and your chances to win will greatly improve!

Prizes:

Win the complete ACRO series by Sydney Croft

Win the complete Shadow Force series to date by Stephanie Tyler

Win the complete Hard to Hold Trilogy by Stephanie Tyler

Win the complete Demonica series by Larissa Ione

Win Eternal Rider and Immortal Rider (Lord of Deliverance series) by Larissa Ione

Today’s post is about Stephanie’s Shadow Force series, and you’ll have a chance to win all four books or swag! Head on over to check it out!