Welcome to

Tempests in a Tea Cup

We’re three “in your face” published authors who have several goals in mind:

1. To sell our books

2. To support other published Authors in any way we can.

Authors! Have you noticed that we’re kindred spirits? We love to get together and natter about our beloved craft. We’re fascinating and congenial people when we meet up. No author’s eyes will glaze over at a party when a stranger tells them that they too are an author. Instead the two will have a never-ending discussion and leave with a hunger to    meet up again and continue a myriad of topics. We never run out of conversation.

My name’s Sue and, very soon, you’ll meet Jay and Marie. We all have much in common – we’re  published (some of us more than others); we write fiction; and we love to make the world spin on its axis.

As authors, we all tweet, FB, blog and tour. But isn’t it time we did something else?  How about an Author Buzz?

Over the next few weeks, Jay, Marie and I will be starting our campaign with a varied schedule. We’ll be promoting our books, your books – anyone’s books.

There’ll be rants if the mood takes us, contests to level out the fun; book talk – chats about books that have caught our eye or are yet to come. This’ll be the place to let off author steam because if you can’t do it here, where can you do it?

But don’t leave us on our own. Come and join us! Do you want to promote your books and suggest ways for others to do the same thing? How about posting a short story for everyone to read?

We’re still a tiny blog but we plan to become gynormous. Come back often, join us and see what we all have to offer each other. Authors should stick together – we understand each other.

***There are just a couple of stipulations: The three of us have published M/M books (although, not only), some of which have been erotic and some  completely non-explicit.  If you’re happy with that, then we’re happy with you.

The other stipulations are: You must be over 17 years old to take part in this blog and you must be a published author.

Why not leave us a comment? But in the meantime – Watch this space!


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14 responses to “A HEART-FELT WELCOME

  1. Sounds great! Count me in.

  2. Looking forward to your post…. Congrats on your collaboration..


  3. I would be keen to get involved…always good to get some promotion! I am just expanding my own blog to hopefully include author interviews and other promotions as well as just promoting my own work….so perhaps we can each promote the other.

  4. Sue

    Many thanks Alex, Dave, E.H. and Nicki. If authors can’t help authors, then who can? Keep in touch!

  5. Saw your post on EPICSocial – I’m bookmarking you blog and will check in often. Sounds like a wonderful opportunity and a fun way to promote.

  6. Wonderful idea! I’ll play.

  7. I’m a fellow author. Have been discouraged by the amount of time involved in successfully promoting on the net — it seems more and more that I am promoting to other authors, not to readers. Yes, I know authors are readers, also, but it is such a limited market. It’s great to try out a new approach. Count me in.

  8. It sounds like a cool idea… And I’d love to participate.

    One thought: y’all don’t name yourselves anywhere. Sue, I followed a track of links and with some digging figured out that you’re Sue Roebuck. The names Jay & Marie made me think of certain authors (Lygon, Sexton)… but that may be a silly leap on my part. Y’all ought to get a couple bio-slugs up on the “About” section.

  9. Found a link to here from Goodreads.

    I’m in–what can I do to help?


  10. Sounds like a wonderful idea! I’d love to participate. Best of luck.

  11. I guess there’s a need for this sort of blog, because six of us are launching “It’s Raining Men” on April first on Blogger (already up as a soft launch: http://rainingmenamen.blogspot.com/)

    So it’s time for writers of gay stories to stand up and be counted.

    One of my partners in “It’s Raining Men”, Michael Mandrake and I wrote the two m/m stories in a mixed Valentines Day anthology. Two major Romance review blogs reviewed the book – and only reviewed the other stories. One failed to even mention us. Another reviewer loved my story, but seemed surprised that gay men could be so romantic. Surprise! Read my bio, honey – I’ve been in a monogamous relationship for 29 years – how much more romantic do you want?

    So I welcome another sets of voices in the field.

    Hi, I’m Ike Rose, and I write gay erotic romances that editors castrate for their female readers.

  12. I’m glad to see that there are other blogs like this. We aren’t in competition. I’m Sharita aka Michael Mandrake. We would be glad to do some kind of button exchange or something between both sites. Let us know so we can put your button on our page and vice versa.

    S.Lira aka Michael M/Rawiya

  13. Jay Di Meo

    Well said, Sue! Great welcome and I can’t wait to read your stories.

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