It’s August! *runs around screaming*
So why am I excited about it being August? People who know me can answer that faster than green grass can go through a goose. (Yes, I’m from the South lol, why do you ask?) August is when pre-season in the NFL starts. What is the NFL? The NFL stands for National Football League.
I’m a football fanatic and have been for many, many years. I grew up watching football with my dad. While I like many teams, I’m a diehard Steelers fan. I’m often asked why, if I live in the South, am I pulling for the Pittsburgh Steelers, a northern team?
I can’t really tell you, except… well, there’s just something about the team spirit and their tenacity that speaks to me. And, up until recently, there was also #43, Troy Polamalu, whom I’m a huge fan of.
So why am I talking about football? Well, if you’ve read any of my books, you’ll notice in several of them there is at least a paragraph or two about football. One of my guys is normally a fan and has a favorite team. More often than not it’s the Steelers but not always.
My love of football has also led to meeting some very enthusiastic fans who happen to be M/M readers too. *laugh* My Facebook timeline on Sundays can be interesting as we joke around and poke fun at one another. And, I freely admit to having yelled in Crystal’s ear more than once while talking on the phone because she called me on football night lol. *grin*
The month of August has been a busy one, outside of preseason. In the Fur, Fangs, and Felines series, Behind the Eight Ball is scheduled for release as an audiobook at some point this month. I don’t have a release date yet, but Derrick McClain is doing it. I’m very excited! At the end of the month I’m doing a Spotlight Tour for the Fur, Fangs, and Felines series since Trouble Comes in Threes will be released in French August 30th (Jamais deux sans trois). And finally, It Takes Two to Tango will be released from Dreamspinner September 26th.
I’m also re-releasing Faded Love. This is a short story I wrote in 2012 for an anthology and got the rights back. Only recently did I decide to do something with it. I haven’t added to the story, but it has been re-edited, which it desperately needed. It also has a new cover, thanks to the wonderful Kris Norris. No buy link as of yet, but it’s coming soon.
Here’s the blurb for Faded Love:
People often say that the true perfection of the human form is in its imperfections.
Obviously those people never lived a life of a model. Perfection is flawless. Desired. Demanded. Superstar model Ashley is living the dream. As one of the top models in the world, anything he desires is at his fingertips. Perfection on the surface hides human flaws, though. The one thing Ashley fears? Commitment. If it isn’t broke, why fix it? He and his lover, Will, have the perfect relationship. Or so Ashley thinks until Will starts pushing for more.
Then a moment in time shatters the illusion of his perfection, and Ashley finds the very basis of his existence torn. Bruised. Wrecked and destroyed. Scarred.
A near-fatal car accident leaves Ashley permanently disfigured, his career in a tailspin. Only his lover, Will, has a chance to pull him out of his depression. Can Ashley see there is more to him than just a perfect face? Scars can fade, but true love never will.
M.A. Church is a true Southern belle who spent many years in the elementary education sector. Now she spends her days lost in fantasy worlds, arguing with hardheaded aliens on far-off planets, herding her numerous shifters, or trying to tempt her country boys away from their fishing poles. It’s a full time job, but hey, someone’s gotta do it!
When not writing, she’s on the back porch tending to the demanding wildlife around the pond in the backyard. The ducks are very outspoken. She’s married to her high school sweetheart, and they have two grown children.
She was a finalist in the 2013 Rainbow Awards, runner up in the 2015 Rainbow Awards, and is a member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.