Panic attack coming up! Plus, a little Olympic talk…and a fic rec

The closer I get to a release, the closer I get to losing my mind. All those little voices in my head (yes, there’s more than one, got a problem with that?) start to overwhelm me a bit.

The loudest one always says No one’s gonna like it!!!

Yes, I know it’s bullshit. No story of mine ever goes to the publisher without a couple of opinions at least and so I know they are very likable stories.

But with two coming so close together, I think the insecurity gods are working overtime to try and drive me nuttier (Yes, nuttier. I am well aware of my level of insanity and I’m completely comfortable with it.)

Meanwhile, I’m still working on my cover release for Wrapped Up in Chains and I think that will come at the beginning of February. I love it so much and can’t wait to share it with you.

Also coming in February is my Valentine short story Breaking Cupid’s Curse. It’s part of the Torquere Press anthology Conversation Hearts and I hope you all love Charlie and Beau as much as I do.

Also on my mind? The Olympics. They start February 6th in Sochi, Russia and I will be keeping one eye on the news. Have I suddenly become a sports fanatic? Nope! I do wish all the athletes well and hope they all have a stellar Olympic experience, but I have to admit I’m a little concerned. About what? There’s two things really.

The first is security. There have been some people who seem very determined to do as much damage as they can as close to the venues as possible and I’m worried about the safety of all the people who will be attending, athletes and spectators alike. I guess all we can do is hope that the Russian security forces can pull away from their persecution of the LGBT community long enough to keep everyone safe.

And therein lies my second concern. I’m curious as to what effect having the eyes of the world on them will have on those who are so bent on punishing anyone who even mentions the word rainbow.

The way I see it, it could go a couple of ways. They could decide to let up on the hatred and the public beatings…or it could have the opposite effect. The childish “I can do whatever I want and you can’t stop me” kind of attitude. It could make things a whole lot worse for a lot of innocent people.

I’m also curious to see what the people attending will do. I’m not sure how I feel about someone taking a stand in the middle of the Olympic stadium. I’d hate for anything to steal the spotlight from the athletes who have trained so long and hard and deserve every bit of attention and accolades they should be receiving.

On the other hand, is there a better time to make a statement than when the eyes of the entire world are focused on one place? The thought of letting the rainbow flag fly in any way shape or form in support of not only the Russian LGBT community but also the LGBT community in general has a little part of me hoping for something to happen.

Whatever happens, I hope that everyone has an amazing time and that everyone makes it home safe. Oh and “GO CANADA!!!

And now for my fic rec.

I read and reviewed Fish and Ghosts by Rhys Ford and it was a marvelous story. I love a good haunting and mix in funny, hot and sweet men and I’m hooked. Tristan and Wolf are adorable together and throw in family drama and a ghost dog and you have a fantastic story that will run you through ever emotion there is!

Get it here at Dreamspinner: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4522 or

Here at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Fish-Ghosts-Rhys-Ford-ebook/dp/B00HLME45W/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1390403632&sr=1-1&keywords=fish+and+ghosts

And please check out my books here at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?_encoding=UTF8&field-author=Cindy%20Sutherland&search-alias=digital-text&sort=relevancerank

And here at Dreamspinner: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/index.php?cPath=55_454

Also, I’m still dreaming about being someplace warmer and a lot less slippery! Take a look at this gorgeous sunset taken by my friend Anthony.

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