Tuesday, August 27, 2019

GRL Spotlight: Sam Burns

GayRomLit or as some refer to it as GRL truly is the must-attend event for people who create and celebrate LGBT romance. For those who are unfamiliar with what GRL is I can try and summarize it. Every year in October (this year it’s the 17th to the 20th with pre-events on the 16th) the LGBT community consisting of authors, narrators, readers, and professionals gather to share in their love of LGBT romance. There are signings, author lounges, many events, spotlights, it really is hours of fun.
The location changes every year and on the opening night of each year the spot for the next year  is announced. During this time at GRL there are two signings. One for Registered Authors and one for Featured Authors.
At these signings you can go to the authors’ tables, talk, have them sign swag they have, books you’ve brought, pick up pre-orders, and they will even sign something you brought from home.
Lounges are set up as well these are outside the signing times. Registered authors have one and featured have two lounges.
There will also be spotlights with readings, Q&A’s and so much more.
Now until October 14th Diverse Reader is spotlighting authors that will be at this years GRL. And if you want to know more about it simply head over to the site by clicking here:

Now for our Spotlight Author of the day!

Last year’s GRL was my first real introduction to this community. I loved getting to meet readers in person and forging lasting friendships with other authors. Portsmouth was also my first time meeting my coauthor in person. We’ll have five books out this year, and I don’t think that would’ve happened without the spark we found at GRL.

This is my first year as a featured author . . . which means I get to do a reading from one of my books. Sounds like fun! Who’s terrified of public speaking? Not me, surely.
Please come watch me as I try not to trip over my tongue. Feel free to bring popcorn, since it’s bound to be fun no matter how I do. I’ll be reading from my newest release, The King’s Dragon, so if you’re into sky lizards, love when they get their HEAs, and really wish Anne Boleyn had been able to breathe fire, this is the reading for you!

Featured Author Spotlight: A reading from my newest release, The King’s Dragon
Friday 10/18 at 2:30PM

Author Lounge sessions:

Thursday 10/17 at 4PM

Friday 10/18 at 4PM

Featured Author Book Signing:

Saturday 10/19 10:00 – 12:30pm

At the signing I plan to have copies of The King’s Dragon, Wolf Lost, Prince of Death, Blackbird in the Reeds, and Straight from the Heart, but if you want other books in my catalogue, they can be preordered here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_x1sj6-cGL7IpzIaFLcJwi48IDkoHjKPXM64fL1ET9U/

Wolf Lost, to be released on Amazon/KU September 5th

An omega on the run.

An alpha fractured.

Sawyer Holt can’t go home. The Alpha who has replaced his father wants to use him as a tool to cement his political power, and Sawyer isn’t interested in marrying his father’s murderer.

Dez Sullivan’s leg may never heal from his last mission in Afghanistan, but he’s getting used to that. What he can’t adapt to are the nightmares and the tremor in his hand that the doctors insist is all in his head. Next to that, being a brand new werewolf seems easy, until Sawyer Holt blows into his life. The omega activates his burgeoning wolf instincts in a new way, and they threaten to overwhelm his common sense.

Both men are in Colorado searching for a new start, a new pack, and the safety they’ve lost. Their meeting is pure Kismet.

Prince of Death

Gifted power over life and death, Lysandros has spent millennia in the underworld, listless and alone. The youngest child of Hades and Persephone, he’s been sheltered from the threats in the world above.

Theo Ward hasn’t been so lucky. After watching his mother wither away, he’d do almost anything to have her back. When a messenger appears at the Banneker College of Magic and offers the young professor a chance to save her, Theo can’t pass it up, even if it means going straight into the underworld and dragging her home. But Theo gets more than he bargained for when he crosses paths with the prince of Hades.

Set against the king of Olympus, they must shed their past burdens and learn to trust in each other, so they can face down a storm that threatens to wipe the nation’s capital off the map.

Blackbird in the Reeds

Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?
Not this redhead.
Devon Murphy has never believed that there were fairies at the bottom of the garden, but when he’s in an accident on his way to his grandmother’s house and comes face to face with the biggest, baddest wolf he’s ever seen, he’s forced to reconsider.

When his grandmother asks him to look into a string of suspicious accidents, he finds a much bigger mystery to unravel. From his childhood best friend to the too-attractive Deputy Wade Hunter, everyone in Rowan Harbor seems to have something to hide. Devon has to get to the bottom of it all before the accidents turn deadly.
Blackbird in the Reeds is the first in a nine-book series that must be read in order to make sense. It follows three couples and a large supporting cast across a major, life changing series of events in their town.

 Check out Sam's GRL bio and find out where to find her on the web!

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