Contest: Born This Way Giveaway

Blurb: Dayton Whitmore injures his arm playing basketball with his lion-shifter friends, and his best friend asks Dayton to check on her estranged brother Hart while he’s in Atlanta visiting a specialist. Though Dayton and Hart were never close, he grudgingly agrees.

Banishment from his pride meant Hart Sherman could never see his family again. His liger heritage—a tiger mother and lion father—was a thorn in his alpha father’s side. He always planned to go back for Dayton, the man he knows is his mate, but he uses his career as an entertainment attorney as an excuse to avoid risking Dayton’s rejection. When Dayton shows up unannounced on his doorstep, Hart wants nothing more than to claim him.

Knowing what it means to be a lion’s mate, Dayton isn’t in any hurry to make a lifetime commitment. To convince Dayton he’s serious, Hart must come to terms with the circumstances of his birth—and find a place in the pride for them both.

Available now for pre-order at Dreamspinner Press!

Interested in winning an e-book copy of Born This way? Leave a comment below with how you’re “Born This Way” for a chance to win!

Contest closes Friday, June 21, 2013 when I’ll draw a random commenter to win. (Please be sure to leave your email so I’ll have a way to contact you!)

A Week in Review

Poppy’s Grandma

Whew! What a fantastic week this has been! I made a quick trip down to Florida to visit my grandma and hand deliver a copy of Mind Magic. She wasn’t proud or anything. Nope, not one little bit. She sat down and read her copy right away. And said it was the raunchiest thing she’d ever read! Gotta love an 86 year old grandma who will read anything her granddaughter writes, even if it does have “those scary vampires and shifters”. She has requested a cowboy book. No worries, Grandma. I’ll see if I can wrangle up a hot rancher, just for you.

Friday, I posted an episode of Boxer Falls over on the M/M Romance Group at Goodreads. Are you following Boxer Falls?? If not, you should be! It’s a Gaytime Drama and is soap-tastic. No worries if you’re behind! You can catch up by checking out our “reruns” over at the Boxer Falls website.

Saturday, I had a fantastic chat over on the Dreamspinner Facebook page. Made a ton of new friends, and even had a marriage proposal! (Okay, so I swiped someone else’s proposal and pretended it was mine…but it was on my chat so I called dibs! *g*) The conversation turned to bacon, as it tends to do when I’m around.

Fast forward to Monday, and I’m over at Paranormal Paradigm’s posting about The Hulk. Yep, that Hulk…the big green guy! In Make Like the Hulk–And Shift, I gab about the importance of the little details in world building. Things like what happens to a shifters clothes when they shift! I happen to think that the Hulk wearing shredded clothes is downright sexy. There must be someone out there who agrees with me. Anyone? Anyone? *taps microphone* Is this thing working?

Monday night found me out to dinner with the fantastic folks from Mantastic Fiction. They are doing a really great challenge in preparation for the GayRomLit retreat this October in Albuquerque. The challenge is to read a book from every author attending before the retreat in October. They have it broken down by week, and last week I was on the list.

*pants for breath* Sheesh, I was busy last week, and I’m only through Monday!

On Wednesday, I was interviewed by the lovely Dawn at Dawn’s Reading Nook. She *may* have gotten me tipsy first. I can’t be blamed for any silliness!

I also had the opportunity to hang out over at Joyfully Jay! I explained a bit about the Magic in Mind Magic and how the “power of three” works in the novel. And the best part? You can ENTER TO WIN a copy of Mind Magic by leaving a comment on the post. It’s only open until Tuesday, May 8 so hop on over and leave a comment.

Well, I’m only to Wednesday and have written volume one! I suppose I’ll shut my pie hole and get back to writing. Next week, I have a ton more blog appearances lined up…and if you’ve ever wanted to hear what your favorite Poppy sounds like, tune in Wednesday, May 9 for the ParaYourNormal Radio Show. I’m their featured guest!

What’s Up Wednesday

Slight blogger fail on my part. I didn’t post a handsome fella in a suit on Sunday. I clearly need to get my priorities in check. To make up for it, I’ll let you take a gander at this fella, the inspiration for my next book.

Now if you’ll pardon me for a moment while I drool….

Okay, I’m recovered. Slightly! I wouldn’t kick him out of bed unless he wanted to do it on the floor!

Lot’s of excitement going on in Poppy’s Playground right now. I’m gearing up for the release of Mind Magic. Twelve more days…let the countdown begin!

The amazing team at Princess Promotions has put together a blog tour for me and I’m giddy with excitement.

The first stop is at Stumbling Over Chaos, where the uber-amazing Chris is giving away an ebook copy of Mind Magic. Be sure you enter to win your copy! http://www.stumblingoverchaos.com/archives/18434

In the meantime, I’m in editing land for the sequel to Mind Magic featuring the delightful hunk pictured above. If you want to track my progress on my current Works-In-Progress, check out the WIP page of my blog.

And speaking of WIP’s, I’d better get back to work. Hope you’re having an awesome April and I promise to find a sexy suited hunk for your viewing pleasure on Sunday!