Friday, July 27, 2012

A Hero's Blog Hop

For my part in the Hero's Blog Hop, I'll be turning my blog over to my favorite werewolf, Calliph, from "Omarati" and "No Place Like Home."

And now, without further ado....

"Becoming a Hero" by Calliph

When Daniel asked me to write a post for him, I was apprehensive and skeptical. I don't live in a world of computers and blogs. I live in a world of magic, war, and passion. Everything in my world is tactile and real, whereas Daniel refers to many of his friends as "virtual." But he prodded and begged - and he's very beautiful when he begs....

::glances at my kitten, Mateo:: Daniel's prowess notwithstanding, I wasn't certain I was the proper person to talk about heroes. After all, I'm anything but. Daniel says I can't reveal too much, but suffice it to say my time during the war was horrific. I did things I am, to this day, not proud of. Things I have never forgiven myself for.

And then Daniel reminded me of something - in the eyes of  my son, Jonus, I am every bit a hero. Jonus came to me at a time in my life when I was not prepared to be a father - I had no intentions of settling down and raising a child. I was, in fact, as Daniel would say "hell bent" on sailing the world with my kitten. But life has a way of putting us exactly where we need to be, regardless of if we recognize our purpose.

Jonus sees nothing but the man I am now - he does not judge me on who I was, or what I had done. He believes that a man's worth is constantly changing, and so he must be constantly evaluated, and cannot be looked down upon for something that happened in the past.

For that, I am eternally grateful. And perhaps my son has the right of it. Perhaps a man's worth is a fluctuating thing, instead of a fixed mark. Perhaps no one deed is great enough to rule our destinies. I certainly hope that is the case.

Daniel has asked me to let you know that, for his prize, he is offering up a "free pdf copy" of my story "Omarati." I know not what a "free pdf" is, but I can attest the story is a sound one.

Here is the "blurb":

Everything changed for werewolf Calliph after the Shifter War. Now nothing more than a slave and plaything to human Prince Obyn, Calliph finds himself on the Golden Magus, sailing across the sea with his owner.  But fate has something more in mind for Calliph in the form of Ship's First Mate Mateo - who just happens to be Calliph's Omarati - his soul mate...and a werecat. Heartbroken, Calliph knows he can't stay with Mateo - he is forced to follow Obyn wherever he leads. Years later, when an attack at sea lands Mateo in the hands of vicious pirates, the cat discovers that, though time has changed some things, his bond with Calliph is eternal.

Daniel says to be eligible, you must leave your "e-mail" in a comment below.

I bid you good morrow and wish you much luck!


****PLEASE BE AWARE:  I write GLBTQ romance. GLBTQ stands for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer. This means my works feature same sex relationships AND same sex sexual acts. If being associated with that isn't your cup of tea, kindly pass on to the next blog in the hop and leave the spot open for someone else. Thank you.****


  1. Sounds really good.

  2. Thanks for being part of the hop...

  3. i honestly do agree with you about 'self worth' and how its constantly changing. i was never close to my dad, and a few years ago he took seriously ill and died. at his funeral i met a lot of ppl who had gotten to know him through him working as a combo accountant and a pet sitter and herd all the stories of how he helped all of them. it did give me pause to reflect on the kind of person he wholly was.

    thanks for the great blog!


  4. Thanks for participating in this hop. Could not find many in the list that wrote the books I like.

  5. This is a great post, and the line "I know not what a 'free PDF' is" made me very happy.

    (I follow via e-mail)

  6. Oh I did love his distinction of tactile versus virtual .. it's a daily struggle to reconcile the two for me ... and one that brings great joy

    thank you for the guest post

  7. This sounds really good.
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)

  8. Great post! Thanks for being a part of the hop!

  9. A unique approach and great post!
    Enjoy the hop.

  10. This book sounds really good. Please count me in!

    susanmik AT gmail DOT com

  11. I love Calliph and Mateo...a wonderful story.

  12. After I read the blurb I knew this was a good story. I am very happy that you joined the hop. Not too m/m this time. Thank you for the giveaway.

  13. This sounds like a must read story. Calliph wrote a great post.


  14. Calliph's post has me wanting to know more about him and why he doesn't think he's a hero. Thanks for the giveaway!


  15. just wanted to say hello to you Calliph. Thanks for your input. I already know you are a hero. Like you said yourself, "I'm not that man anymore." You have redeemed yourself. Please believe it!

  16. Thank you for the opportunity!

    brunettelibrarian AT gmAil . c0m
    The Brunette Librarian Blog

  17. OOoooo sounds intriguing adding to my TBR list!

  18. Thanks for the chance!

  19. I love stopping by. Great idea for a post!
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  20. Love shifter stories, and m/m stories are always sexy ;)
    Thanks so much for the giveaway.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  21. Thank you for being a part of the blog hop and your giveaway. Best wishes


  22. Thanks for taking part in the hop!

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

  23. Although your style of romance is not my cup of tea. I love that you are writing love stories for all people! I applaud you! keep up the good work. And thanks for the hop!


  24. Loved the post! Thank you for participating in this blog hop. I'm having lots of fun discovering new authors.

  25. Enjoyable character post! The story sounds interesting.

    Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.

  26. Your post is so true. When you have a child you aren't always ready, but ready or not it always changes you. And a kitten huh? Sounds interesting.

  27. Great Post!! Thanks for being a part of the hop ::)

    raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

  28. This sounds really good Thank you for the great giveaway!
    Latisha D

  29. Don't worry hon! We can see good where there isn't any so I'm positive we can see good on you too! ;)

  30. Nice blurb, and I love your character names. Thx for giveaway.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  31. Nice hearing from Cal. This sounds like a great book, I can't wait to read it!!


  32. Sounds super interesting! Thanks for the giveaway!

  33. the juicy the better and then ilove to read all and will blgo on them

    desi the blonde at msnd to com

  34. Sounds great! Thanks for the chance to win!

  35. Great post. Thanks for the giveaway.

  36. Sounds great! :) Thanks for the fun hop and the awesome giveaway! Ya all rock!! :)

  37. Fantastic read. I love the way it's written.

  38. Thanks for participating in the hop!
    OceanAkers @