Blog Tour & Giveaway: Secrets of Neverwood Anthology

Today we shine a spotlight on the new anthology, Secrets of Neverwood.  Read on to learn more about the story and its authors, and enter to win a giveaway!

Three men with vastly different lives are called home to Neverwood, the stately Pacific Northwest mansion of their youth. The one thing they share is a promise to Audrey, the woman they all called mother—that upon her death, they would restore the house and preserve it as a home for troubled boys.

But going home is never easy.

Cal struggles to recover from past heartbreak, while Danny fears his mistakes are too big to overcome. Devon believes he may never break down the barriers that separate him from honest emotion. And a benevolent spirit lingers in Neverwood's halls, intent on guiding her foster sons away from the mistakes of their youth and toward true love.

On the path to brotherhood, they discover the old mansion holds more than dusty furniture and secret passageways. An old mystery stirs up a new danger, one that could cost the men far more than just the house.

Publisher: Carina Press

The anthology and the separate stories will be available at Amazon on June 30:

About the authors:
G. B. Lindsey was born and raised in California, where she earned her undergraduate degree in Literature and Creative Writing from UC Santa Cruz. Her first love has always been writing: as a child, she cultivated such diverse goals as becoming "a cowgirl and a writer" or "a paleontologist and a writer."

Aside from her salacious and ongoing affair with the horror genre, she loves to write sci-fi, romance, historical fiction, and short stories. Other hobbies include playing the piano, reading voraciously, the occasional period drama movie night, and devouring scary film after scary film. She recently moved back home from Newcastle upon Tyne, where she earned her Master of Arts in Creative Writing, and now lives in Sacramento.

Diana Copland began writing in the seventh grade, when she shamelessly combined elements of Jane Eyre and Dark Shadows to produce an overwrought Gothic tale that earned her an A- in creative writing, thanks entirely to the generosity of her teacher. She wrote for pure enjoyment for the next three decades before discovering LiveJournal and a wonderful group of supportive fanfiction writers, who after gifting her with a "Best New Author" Award encouraged her to try her hand at original gay fiction.

Born and raised in southern California, Diana moved to the Pacific Northwest after losing a beloved spouse to AIDS in 1995. She lives in eastern Washington with four obnoxious cats and her ninety year old Dad, near her two wonderful adult children.

Libby Drew glimpsed her true calling when her first story, an A.A. Milne /Shakespeare crossover, won the grand prize in her elementary school's fiction contest. Her parents explained that writers were quirky, poor, and often talked to themselves in supermarket checkout lines. They implored her to be practical, a request she took to heart for twenty years, earning two degrees, a white-collar job, and an ulcer, before realizing that practical was absolutely no fun.
Today she lives with her husband and four children in an old, impractical house and writes stories about redemption, the supernatural, and love at first sight, all of which do exist. She happens to know from experience.
Libby's STATE OF MIND received rave reviews for being fast, clever, and relentless and was nominated for a Bookie Award for Best M/M Novel of 2011. 40 SOULS TO KEEP, Libby's third novel, has been described as intense and heart-poundingly good and was praised by Publishers Weekly for maintaining a high level of suspense.
An avid supporter of gay rights, Libby donates her time to the Trevor Project and organizations that work to support marriage equality.

We asked one of the authors, Diana Copeland, about her writing experience with the anthology.

Thank you, Diana, for joining us today!
What made you decide to participate in this particular series?

I was lucky in that I’ve known both G.B. Lindsey and Libby Drew for years.  We were all part of an amateur writing group on LiveJournal, and I’d admired their work for a long time.  When our agent suggested the three of us write an anthology, I was sold from the word go.  And I really liked the idea of melding out three styles.  They’re very different.

How much collaboration was there to make sure the main storyline synched between the three stories?

Oh, we talked almost daily for months!  There is no way to do something like this without open lines of communication. 

Did the main storyline evolve as you all started writing?  If so, what changed from the initial storyline?

Yes, it evolved quite a bit. We each had our romantic plot lines, but finding the overall mystery plotline took a bit more doing.  And I can’t really say too much more without giving away more than I want to!

Do your characters ever take over your writing and make the story go somewhere you didn't originally have in mind?

All the time.  And Danny, in particular, didn’t want to toe the line.  He’s…complicated.  So writing his story was equally complicated.  And he kept doing and saying things that made it even MORE complicated.  Sometimes I felt like I was just the conduit, and he was doing all the talking!

Will you write more about these characters?

Yes.  In fact, I have a story featuring one of the young people who is mentioned in The Growing Season all outlined.  

Good luck with that new story, Diana, and thank you for stopping by!

There is a giveaway that will be available throughout all blog tour stops. The prize is an E-Book copy of Secrets of Neverwood. Enter with the Rafflecopter here:
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Good luck, and thank you for stopping by!

A special thanks to Will at Pride Promotions for providing the Rafflecopter and graphics used during this tour.


  1. Congrats on the release of the new anthology. Sounds like a great group of stories. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Congrats all for your new works! Can't wait to check them out. And thanks for the giveaway!