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One Good Hand has a cover *and* a release date!

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Note: This blog was originally published on my MySpace blog, December 16, 2007.


I just got news that One Good Hand is being re-released from Loose-Id on Christmas Day. I’m getting all kinds of presents lately, because the story also has a brand new cover:

Nice, yeah? My very first yaoi cover, and Anne Cain did a great job with it. Ace and Spade look like they’re having a helluva time.

In One Good Hand, Ace wins a man in a high-stakes poker game. That’s a first for him, even though he’s been gambling big—sometimes winning, sometimes losing—for years. Right now he’s at the top of the food chain in a sea of sharks, and he’s totally unprepared for Spade’s kindness, his playful and seductive touch. I said a while back that these two are one of my favorite pairs. After starting many (and even finishing a few!) stories since OGH’s first publication, I still feel that way. Ace has a perfect poker face and an attitude to match, but in seconds Spade slips in on him, intent on giving his new “master” everything he wants. It’s… {happy shiver} …so much fun to watch.

If you’d like to read more about One Good Hand, you can on my website at http://www.rowanmcbride.com/stories/onegoodhand/. You can also see how they meet by reading the excerpt there. Ace in his element, Spade getting a handle on Ace. They have chemistry from second one, and it never gets old for me, no matter how many times I visit them.  I guess every writer thinks that about their characters, but I’m so absentminded that I actually blank on the names of mine once in a while.  I’d never forget Ace and Spade. 

A reviewer at Coffee Time Romance said that “One Good Hand will definitely make a nice hot read for a cool fall night.” I’m pretty sure it’ll work just as well for those brisk winter nights as well.

Paul’s Dream has a cover!

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Note: This blog was originally published on my MySpace blog, September 4, 2007.


I’ve just gotten my cover for Paul’s Dream, and it’s perfect. Anne Cain did a spectacular job working the fire and ice theme from the novel into the art, and as soon as I could I plastered it all over my website. The first look anyone besides Anne and I got was at the End of Summer Blowout chat that I did on Labor Day, which goes to show that you never know what’s going to happen at those sort of events. 🙂

Okay, enough rambling! Check out the cover I’ve been raving about:

Mmmm. Can’t wait for October. Paul’s Dream should be available then from Liquid Silver Books.