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Fangs over America — March 3

Posted: Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Fangs over America by Wynn Wagner
My next book — Fangs over America — will be published on Saturday, March 3, 2012.

It’s a paranormal romance that’s M/M.

This is what it says on the back cover:

Mårten Lars­son is one of the rich­est blood­suck­ers ever, but his unlife isn’t exactly a flight in the park. There are some things money can’t buy—like an instruc­tion man­ual on what to do when the vam­pire queen quits and leaves you in charge of Europe. Sud­denly Mårten has to jug­gle pol­i­tics, his royal wardrobe, and this new­fan­gled thing called “e-​​mail.” And his Ger­man still sucks.

But hey, Mårten can han­dle it. After all, he (sort of) sur­vived World War I, being mar­ried to two vora­ciously horny vam­pires (at the same time), and life as a sniper tak­ing out the most dan­ger­ous vamps in his­tory. A lit­tle respon­si­bil­ity should be no prob­lem… right?

You can find an excerpt — FREE SAMPLE — on my book website.

By the way, the kitty on the cover is named Snarkly. Yes, he’s a character in the book. And yes, it’s a vampire kitty.

“Meet the Author” [Facebook scratch-and-sniff]

Posted: Monday, February 27th, 2012

Meet Wynn WagnerFirst comes the rattle of that big key against the metal door, and that’s followed by the groaning rust-on-rust squeak of the big hinges.

One of two things always happens. They’re either throwing in a metal plate of slop or reaching in to grab my latest manuscript.

Only this time it’s different. Dreamspinner Press is piping in the Internet on MARCH 3 for a “Meet the Author” thingy at 1PM – 6PM (probably Eastern US timezone). It all happens on Facebook.

I have 13 books in print, but I’m a virgin at this kind of… wait… I have to interact with carbon-based life forms? OMG. Internet… words… I have nothing to wear. Nothing, I tell you. I have to polish all my innuendos between now and then, and my best participles still have a stain from that… (never mind that, now)….

The timing is great: Saturday is also the day my next book is published: FANGS OVER AMERICA.

Uncanny timing, eh? So if you have a few minutes on Saturday afternoon, I’d be honored if you could stop by to say Hello.

 

Once upon a time, Roman Catholics were polite

Posted: Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Cardinal Richard Cushing (1895-1970)Back in the ancient past (the 1950s), Roman Catholics in the USA had manners and common decency.

It was that idyllic period between the Spanish Inquisition and Pope Benedict.

I as a Catholic have absolutely no right in my thinking to foist through legislation or through other means, my doctrine of my church upon others. It is important to note that Catholics do not need the support of the civil law to be faithful to their religious convictions.

That quote comes from Richard Cushing (1895-1970), the Roman Catholic Cardinal of Boston, Massachusetts. He is the cleric who officiated at the marriage of John F Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier (1953).

Compare that to the vitriol we’re getting from the current leaders of the pope’s flock in New York City and Baltimore. They’re so filled with hatred and judgements that there’s little wonder the pews are more and more empty. It’s a situation that is shameful and unnecessary.

Oh for the good old days.

 

Autographed books at Mystic Ways

Posted: Sunday, February 26th, 2012

 

[shameless plug mode: on]

Mystic WaysSome of my books are up for sale at my husband’s e-store, Mystic Ways. Each book is autographed at no extra charge.

So far, he’s put my LGBT fiction online. The spiritual books will be online at some point in the future.

[shameless plug mode: off]

Roman Catholic wants state to enforce canons

Posted: Friday, February 24th, 2012

Cardinal Edwin O'Brien of Maryland (USA)The pope’s head guy in the US state of Maryland has trouble enforcing the big guy’s rules. Cardinal Edwin O’Brien knows that Rome frowns on dudes marrying dudes. When two guys are in love, the cardinal wants them to live in sin. No marriage.

The trouble is that there are more people than Romists in Maryland. Worse for Rome is that some of these citizens are members of churches that teach love. The Roman Catholics will have none of it. Instead of throwing rice, they are trying to throw barricades and roadblocks.

It’s one thing for the Roman Catholics to refuse to welcome all their adherents to the sacraments. It’s quite another when they demand that the state government enforce Roman Catholic laws in other churches.

If the Romans want to be hatful and exclusionary and bigoted, that’s great. They can teach all their people with sternly puckered white lips until the cows come home.

This cardinal — the head guy for the Vatican in Maryland — wants “marry land” open only to Roman-approved couples.

Great legacy you’ve got working there, Edwin.

Now run along, and deal with your own flock. Because if you insist on getting into my church’s rules, it’s time to recognize your stance as that of a bully. And, sir… in the USA, bullies are taxed at a higher rate than actual church leaders.

 

 

The NFL benchmark for the Texas Senate [GOP rules]

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

 

Craig James fought against a yawning crowd as a player for the NE Patriots, and he got the idea that this feat somehow gives him the creds to be a Texas state senator. He’s just the same old homophobic ass he always was.

The Dallas Voice quotes him from a bigot-fest Eagle Forum saying that being gay is a choice. (Dude, that argument has two sides.) Here’s the quote:

“I can assure you I will never ride in a gay parade.”

So I have two points about that:

  1. Thank you for keeping the creepiness level of gay parades to a minimum; and
  2. Like anybody was actually going to invite you?