Saturday, 28 February 2015

Blog Tour - Series and sequels

Today the blog tour is stopping at Rainbow Gold Reviews, where I'll be talking about the way to success through sequels and series.


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Don't forget you have the chance to win a $15 GC and 2 ebooks from Love Lane Books.


Friday, 27 February 2015

Another stop on the Blog Tour

Head on over to Prism Book Alliance where I'm chatting about That Old Chestnut. No, not a long forgotten Christmas 'treat'. (Yes, I did just use air quotes. There is nothing even vaguely joyful about being forced to eat a mouthful of burnt conker.) I'm answering the age-old question: Why do you write m/m?

Of course, there is also a chance to enter the giveaway.


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Thursday, 26 February 2015

Another smashing review for Theory Unproven

Head on over to MM Good Book Reviews where you'll find another 5 star review for Theory Unproven.

The passion between Eric and Tyaan is both sweet and explosive. 

...the first half of the book is rather light hearted and relaxed before really going into the action.

There is a lot of sweetness to be had set in an amazing landscape with some pretty damn intelligent animals. In fact, a couple of the elephants are minor characters in their own right and thoroughly enjoyable.



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And don't forget that giveaway!

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Blog Tour Stop

If you're interested in knowing what sparked the seed that inspired Theory Unproven head on over to Hearts on Fire.

Don't forget there is a chance to win a $15 GC.

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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

And I guess I'll be looking for a new home...

I, like I'm sure many of you, have woken to an email from Google Blogger this morning:


Dear Blogger User,

We're writing to tell you about an upcoming change to the Blogger Content Policy that may affect your account.

In the coming weeks, we'll no longer allow blogs that contain sexually explicit or graphic nude images or video. We'll still allow nudity presented in artistic, educational, documentary or scientific contexts, or where there are other substantial benefits to the public from not taking action on the content.

The new policy will take effect on 23 March 2015. After this policy comes into force, Google will restrict access to any blog identified as being in violation of our revised policy. No content will be deleted, but only blog authors and those with whom they have expressly shared the blog will be able to see the content that we've made private.

Our records indicate that your account may be affected by this policy change. Please refrain from creating new content that would violate this policy. We would also ask you to make any necessary changes to your existing blog to comply as soon as possible so that you won't experience any interruptions in service. You may also choose to create an archive of your content via Google Takeout (https://www.google.com/settings/takeout/custom/blogger).

For more information, please look here (https://support.google.com/blogger?p=policy_update).

Yours sincerely,
The Blogger Team



I don't have adult images on my site but apparently that hasn't stopped them from casting the net to include me in their possible 'deletion'. Go on to the forums and the response you will get from 'top contributors' (apparently nobody from Google interjects on the forums by the looks of it) is that porn is bad and Blogger must be a porn free environment. There appears to be no way of contacting Blogger to find out if your blog will be affected and yet the 'top contributors' all claim the purge will happen on a site to site basis. Surely if that were the case then there would be no need to send out such a blanket email in the first place.

Regardless of the system used, what is the need for this policy change anyway? Well, apparently there is none (apart from the porn spam, spam is porn, porn is bad rant).

I don't have explicit content on my blog but some of my links might, maybe, but I couldn't say for sure. I marked my blog as adult (to protect my content from Bloggers previous attempt to censor us) on the off chance I might post post something along those lines and because *gasp* there might be pictures of men kissing. Protect the innocents right away!

It's early in the morning here and this post may be less than eloquent--I've not even had coffee yet. Here's a better written and more thought out post on the whole business. 

Blogger might be easy to use for those of us without the ability to build their own website but I for one am tired of having my content held to ransom on a whim. Anyone out there able to teach me how to use Wordpress?

Blog Tour Stop

Next stop I'm taking you to on the Theory Unproven tour is RJ Scott's blog where I talk about South African food.

For anyone wondering what bunnychow is I went back for some of the tasty South African street food just so that I could get you this photo.


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Bunny chow - Mutton Curry

Mmmmm.

Blog Tour Stop

Want a chance to win $15 Gift Card for ARe or Amazon?

The Theory Unproven Blog Tour stops at The Novel Approach where I talk about the importance of cover art. And since we're talking about Meredith Russell and her striking art work...

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Any excuse :)

Monday, 23 February 2015

Blog Tour Stop and a review

The first few reviews for Theory Unproven are in. Today I'm going to point you in the direction of Bike Book Reviews where, as well as the entry to the Rafflecopter GC giveaway, you can also read their 5 elephant review!

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The opening line is a cracker in itself.

OH MY GOODNESS, I AM REALLY EXCITED FOR US TO BE HOSTING A BOOK BLAST FOR THIS EPIC, WONDERFUL, MASTERFULLY WRITTEN LITERARY ENTREE KNOWN AS 'THEORY UNPROVEN' BY LILLIAN FRANCIS! 

Okay, I'm blushing (and grinning, just a little bit) and we haven't even got to the review yet. Right off the bat she hits on a point that I'm already concerned will deter readers... the length.

When I started this book and realized how many pages it had, I said to myself, "How in the world is this book gonna hold my interest for this long, it has to be a dang good one", (but I needn't have worried) let me assure you my friends, it is a dang good one and more!

And a few more choice quotes:

...a wonderful passionate story 

Get this book and get ready for passion, devotion, and yes suspense all rolled up in a nice package! 

Thank you Lillian, for making me realize it isn't the length, long or short of a book, it is the heart of it that matters!

Check out the full review and while you are there enter the $15 GC giveaway.


Friday, 20 February 2015

Release Day - Theory Unproven


Theory Unproven is available to buy as from today.

The purchase links to all the usual suspects can be found at Love Lane Books.

Theory Unproven

Working with elephants in their natural habitat has always been Eric Phillips dream. Getting what he’s always desired introduces him to Tyaan Bouwer, the bush pilot that flies in his supplies, and Eric discovers the allure of South Africa goes beyond the wildlife and the scenery.

But in an area where bushveld prejudices and hatred bleed across the borders, realising their love will be a hard fought battle. Keeping hold of it might just kill them.

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An unexpected job offer finds zoologist Eric Phillips transported from the elephant house at a zoo just outside London to the wildlife reserves in the South African bushveld.  Being able to work with his own herd of elephants, and analysing their behaviour, more than makes up for the remote nature of the research station. The one bright spot on the horizon, quite literally if the sun hits it at the right angle, is the silver freight plane that brings his supplies and half an hour in the company of Tyaan, the gorgeous but taciturn pilot.

With wide open spaces and clear skies, Tyaan Bouwer is never be happier than when he’s flying over the bushveld, the landscape beneath him a changing vista of colour and texture. It’s that view and the freedom to be able to climb in his plane and fly that’s kept him in the small town where he was born and raised. South Africa might be a rainbow nation but in the northern regions where neighbouring countries are far from liberal minded, prejudices and hatred bleed across the borders. Tyaan’s not in the closet, not really. Get him to the city and with his strong, silent routine he can pull a guy without even trying. He’s fine with that as long as they don’t press him into trying to see them again. It’s not like he wants a relationship. And just maybe when he gets home he’s hovering in the doorway of that closet, but he’s never met anyone worth taking the risk for.

The day he’s sent to Limpopo to collect Eric that all changes. He tries to bury the feelings of want that Eric conjures in him, but he can’t resist the bonds of friendship that forms between them.

As a zoologist Eric likes to think that he’s adept at anticipating how a creature will react in any given situation, and they don’t come any more beautiful and skittish than Tyaan. Despite Tyaan’s jittery behaviour Eric has a theory they could be good together but when things go catastrophically wrong it appears their relationship will remain a theory unproven




Monday, 16 February 2015

And we have a release date

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Working with elephants in their natural habitat has always been Eric Phillips dream. Getting what he’s always desired introduces him to Tyaan Bouwer, the bush pilot that flies in his supplies, and Eric discovers the allure of South Africa goes beyond the wildlife and the scenery.

But in an area where bushveld prejudices and hatred bleed across the borders, realising their love will be a hard fought battle. Keeping hold of it might just kill them.

Theory Unproven will be available to buy from 20th February.

And just a heads up there will be a Blog Tour.

Blog Tour and win $15 Amazon/ARe giftcard and free Love Lane ebooks to celebrate the release of Theory Unproven.


20th February


Bike Book Reviews

Bookwinked Reviews

Hearts on Fire Reviews

Sara York

MM Good Book Reviews

Multi Tasking Mommas

RJ Scott

Guilty Indulgence

Prism Book Alliance

Rainbow Gold Reviews

Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

The Novel Approach

Fallen Angels Reviews


21st February


Love Bytes Reviews

UK Gay Romance


23rd February


Because Two Men Are Better Than One


I'll post the links for the blog tour on Friday.

Buy Links will be found here on 20th February.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

December's favourite reads

Yes, I know it's February and I'm posting favourite reads from December. My bad, but I've had a lot on.

December’s reads were made up of Festive Holiday reads, nothing more, nothing less.

Books read: 30
5 star reads: 6
4 star reads: 10
DNFs:  2 (and another where I skimmed from 51% and should have DNF'd)

One of my notes for a book that didn't make it into any of the catagories on this list read:

Two strangers in a strange land meet on a beach at Christmas. They fuck. The End.


5 stars



Rest and Be Thankful By Joanna Chambers


Unwrapping Hank By Eli Easton


Home for Chirappu by Ariel Tachna


4 stars


Baby, It's Cold By Josh Lanyon

Waiting for Winter By LB Gregg

Out By Harper Fox

Under a New Star  By Leo d’Entremont

A Night Never Forgotten By SJD Peterson

What Father Christmas Left By Felicitas Ivey

Hummingbird House  by Kenzie Cade

Ilya and the Wolf  by Rory Ni Coileain

Saint Martin's Day by Kim Fielding



Looking at my 5 star reads I have to say I'm not surprised; these are all favourite author's of mine (with the exception of Joanna Chambers who was a 'new to me' author). The four star list is more diverse with some new names sprinkled amongst some old faithfuls.

I'll get to January's favourite reads as soon as I can.

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