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Not the greatest day

Friday, December 1st, 2017

This morning I had to go to the hospital to have a “suspicious tumor” surgically removed. I find out on the 15th if it’s cancer.

I found out tonight that my main publisher Loose Id is closing. That happens in May. You can read more about it here.

I’m…tired. So I haven’t decided yet what I’m going to do. All but one of my currently in-print books are with LI. I could resubmit elsewhere, but LI was rock solid and now they’re shutting their doors. I could self-publish, but I’ve done that twice and hated it both times. I could, well, stop.

I don’t know.

And come to think of it, how screwed up am I to be more upset that my publisher is closing than at the idea I might have cancer?

Maybe I need to step back and get my priorities in line.

Ethan review!

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Serena Yates from Rainbow Book Reviews has read True: Ethan and had a lot of awesome things to say. One such bit of awesome:

“I think it’s an amazing feat to put this much worldbuilding and character development in such a short book, and as a result it felt longer than its number of pages.”

To read the rest, go to http://www.rainbowbookreviews.com/book-reviews/ethan-true-1-by-rowan-mcbride-at-loose-id .

“True: Ethan” is now available!

Monday, August 28th, 2017

W00t!

Blurb:

Ethan is a shapeshifter whose life force is rooted in the ability to love. When he is cast aside by his mate of six years, he has one cycle of the moon to find a new one. If he does, he is reborn. If he doesn’t…

He dies.

Brendan isn’t going to let him die.

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Pick it up now  at Loose Id for FREE!

 

Yes!

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

I officially have a short story coming out this summer! Just signed the contract  with Loose Id

{Dances awkwardly but happily}

If you knew me in 2006 you might have read the original version of this story. Back then it was called True, and it was published for less than 3 weeks before the publisher folded. My current working title for the new edition is tentatively called Tales of the Novahn: Ethan. Working on the sequel now, which is a full-length novel, and hopefully that’ll be out later this year.

Holy crap it feels good to be writing again.

Are you excited? I’m excited.

“Want Me” is a Recommended Read

Friday, September 20th, 2013

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Sirius from Dear Author granted Want Me a Recommended Read, saying “I think this is one of the most unusual books that I have ever read in the mm genre, and I highly recommend it, but you should be sure that you are up for reading a dark story.” How cool is that? You can read the rest of the review here.

"Want Me" review and giveaway

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

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There’s a great review for “Want Me” posted on Sid Love’s blog. If you have time, hop on over and read it. You’ll also have a chance to win a copy of the book. 🙂

CONTEST ENDS: 10th May, 2013 @ 11:59PM (Central Time)

Monday, April 8th, 2013

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The book’s up on Amazon now. Still waiting with baited breath for the Nook Book to appear. 😀

Amazon.com

Want Me is on sale!

Monday, April 1st, 2013

click here to buy the book!Joel Beckett is blessed. He’s popular with the ladies, a star on the football field, and worshiped by everyone on campus.

Including Walker Cain.

Only Walker’s worship has crossed the line, driving him to invoke ancient magic that binds them together in an inescapable downward spiral. Now reality is shifting, and with each new life Joel is forced to watch Walker steal away another of the blessings he’d always taken for granted.

It’s never enough. Cursed blood runs hot, and with every turn of the spiral, Walker breathes the seductive words that Joel can’t resist. The words that could drag them both into Hell.

Want me.



This is the ebook edition of “Want Me,” and has been revised for Loose Id. In addition to tightening up the prose, etc, it contains a new chapter and a bonus alternate ending. Both were a hell of a lot of fun to write. 😉

Available now at
Loose Id
All Romance Ebooks

W00t!




4/3/13 ETA: All Romance Ebooks link. Still waiting for Amazon/B&N links. 🙂

4.0

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

I always get a little bummed when one of my stories dips below 4.0 on Goodreads. I think some part of my mind still equates that sort of point system with a grade point average. Through most of junior high and high school I had a 4.0 or higher, mainly because most of those schools weighted the grades based on the administration’s definition of difficulty. So I could conceivably get five points for trigonometry, but only four points for art history which is balls. Let me tell you that being able to recognize artists and styles and time periods by looking at a painting is at *least* as cool as being able to calculate sines and cosines.

But I’ve gone off on a tangent.

The point is that four stars is not perfection. A book’s rating is not a grade point average. I won’t fail to graduate with honors and disappoint my parents if a few most of my stories drop below 4.0.

Last time I checked, only two of my books had a rating of 4 stars or above. And what a weird pair–Paul’s Dream and Want Me. On the spectrum of my writings, those two occupy opposite poles. Paul’s Dream is one of my better written books and leans a little closer to traditional romance, so I get that. Want Me is also one of my better written books but oh my god it’s a dark, twisted, muscle theft story. I figured the theft alone would turn a lot of the readers right the hell off.

The first edition of Want Me was self-published, though, and only available in print. The price point was around sixteen bucks and I think that probably kept new readers from trying it. In other words, if you bought the book you were generally (a) already familiar with my writing or (b) specifically looking for a muscle theft story.

And the reviews for Want Me were freaking great. Almost all of them had some variation of “Oh God this is so creepy WHY AM I STILL READING IT???” which is pretty much one of the most awesome things ever. XD

The second edition of Want Me comes out next week in ebook format. I’m guessing that means its overall rating will plummet to around 2 or 3 stars. But that’s okay. It just means that readers feel strongly about it (in the case of 2 and below) or they think the story is about as good as most of the stories they’ve read (in the case of 3 stars).

Don’t get me wrong. Four and five stars is a rush. But I once got five stars on a book because Ace was strong and sensitive, then one star on that same book because he was weak and unstable. So I try not to take scores too seriously. It’s all relative, and I never took physics in high school. 😉



Note:While preparing this post I had to link to my Goodreads page. Turns out Want Me has already dropped below 4.0. XD


click here to learn more about Want Me
Want Me will be available April 2nd, 2013 from Loose Id.

"Want Me" has a cover!

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Nice, yeah?



Art done by Fiona Jayde. Story’s coming out in April. 🙂