See You In Carolina, or, I Admit I’ll Sign Anything

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LGBT Center in Raleigh

It’s the Fifth Anniversary of the LGBT Center Library and it’s only fitting that the event be celebrated by talking about romance and love, books and writing. You haven’t marked your calendar yet? Tick tock! The event is in one week, next Sunday, September 25, at 1 p.m. There’s dessert! Why would you miss this?

Inevitably at an event like this, there are people who are shy about bringing all the books from home for me to sign. Don’t be shy! If you bring it, I will sign it. Preferably, it’s a book written by me. Some people, I’m not naming names but her initials are KG MacGregor, get a bit testy when I sign their books. (I’ll do it, but let’s keep it entre nous, shall we?)

If you’re hoping to buy a particular book from my backlist, this event doesn’t have a bookseller so you’ll need to order what you want from me in advance and I’ll bring it along to the event. I will have copies of Captain of Industry with me, but it you pre-order you’re assured of getting a copy.

Just visit my store, and at check out pick the shipping method “Hand Delivered to LGBT Event.” Don’t hesitate, just take care of it right now. Your order needs to be complete by 8 a.m. this Wednesday, September 21.

Details:
LGBT Center of Raleigh / Library 5th Anniversary Celebration
D. Jackson Leigh, KG MacGregor, Ann McMan, VK Powell, Rebecca Swartz and Karin Kallmaker
1-3 pm. Meet the Authors Romance Panel, Dessert and Shmoozefest
324 South Harrington Street, Raleigh NC

Malaprops Bookstore, Asheville

The luxury of signing in a real live bookstore! Join KG MacGregor and me this Saturday, September 24 at 7 p.m.! If you’re in the area you already know Malaprops is a powerhouse local indie store. You might not know that the boycotts over HB-2 have cost them dearly as collateral damage. KG and I are trying in our small way to return the store’s historic support of our community and books when they badly need it.

So please plan to spend the evening with us! I’m joining KG and pledging for every book of mine sold at Malaprops I’m donating $5 to Equality NC, which is leading the fight against HB-2.

Details:
Malaprops Bookstore and Cafe
KG MacGregor and Karin Kallmaker reading and signing
and hugging anyone who purchases books from the store
55 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC

 

 

Absolutely Work-Related Task

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I know you’re killing time until the end of the day so I have a wee task for you.

  1. Check your location. Are you in or near Asheville or Raleigh-Durham? If no, skip to #7.
  2. If yes, open your calendar.
  3. If in Asheville or surrounds, proceed to #4. If in Raleigh or Durham or surrounds, skip to #5.
  4. Add event September 24, 7 p.m. Write something like “Malaprops Books, bring $$$ for books to support local indie business. KG MacGregor and Karin Kallmaker reading and speaking, total bonus!” Skip to #6.
  5. Add event to September 25, 1 p.m. Write something like “Lesbian Romance Goodness! Expect awesomeness from D. Jackson Leigh, KG MacGregor, Ann McMan, VK Powell, Rebecca Swartz and that Kallmaker woman.”
  6. Email, text, message or call friends to arrange total party car pools.
  7. Since that was a lot of work accomplished, take a break with this TOTALLY work-related video. Happy weekend to all!

Details:
Malaprops Bookstore and Cafe
KG MacGregor and Karin Kallmaker reading and signing
and hugging anyone who purchases books from the store
55 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC

LGBT Center of Raleigh / Library 5th Anniversary Celebration
D. Jackson Leigh, KG MacGregor, Ann McMan, VK Powell, Rebecca Swartz and Karin Kallmaker
1-3 pm. Meet the Authors Romance Panel
and shmoozefest (maybe that’s just me…)
324 South Harrington Street, Raleigh NC

Adorable Video and still shot from DogWatch, Inc.

Story Bundle “Long-Term Lovers” Available

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Bella Books has cleverly combined three of my short stories into a bundle for instant download. They all feature long-term couples doing what they know how to do. Practice makes perfect, right? All three stories were previously available only in print anthologies.

This is an exclusive bundle at Bella. Bella’s Singles can go to your Kindle with a click, or by emailing it to your account, and can be side-loaded to Android and Apple tablets. You get real, digital files, in multiple formats.

Long-Term Lovers: Erotica for Couples by Karin Kallmaker
Who says long-term couples get bored? In these three exquisite short stories by Mistress Karin Kallmaker, explicit fantasy plays out between lovers who’ve learned exactly what pleases. Long-term partners explore the dynamics of trust that allow them to explode with primal heat and intimate passion. About 5K words and 99 cents. This bundle contains “Any Morning,” “Shooting Star” and “Firelight Fantasia”

A Novel SongTrack

cover of Captain of IndustryMusic has often inspired titles and moments in my stories. The title Substitute for Love I owe to Madonna and The Kiss that Counted to Catie Curtis, for example. What’s rare is when particular songs – their lyrics, tone, power – drive the creativity so much so that I know it’s a song that the characters have heard and responded to as well.

After all, the characters are real people, right?

Take Radiohead’s angry, unvarnished “Creep.” In Captain of Industry, Suzanne Mason refers to the song as one she listened to nonstop throughout college. The lyrics, with lines like, “Your skin makes me cry,” would be powerful for her, as would the potent mix of rage, embarrassment and Continue reading