Anniversary Shenanigans: Author Visit and Giveaway - Mary Calmes

Today we have with us *drumroll please* MARY FREAKING CALMES!!!!!!  

'Nuff said.

BMBR: What are your favorite M/M themes?
Mary: I have favorite romance themes like hurt/comfort and friends to lovers, but I can’t think of any that are just specifically just M/M. The ones I love are more universal.

BMBR: What books do you consider Desert Island Keepers?
Mary: There are simply too many to list. We have so many outstanding authors in our genre and I have three bookcases at home devoted to them. 

BMBR: What's your go-to tasty beverage?
Mary: Revive Vitamin water. There are 10 in the refrigerator as we speak waiting for me.

BMBR: Do you have any secret talents? Inquiring minds want to know.
Mary: Does annoying my husband count? He always says it’s a gift.

BMBR: If you had to choose to be one magical beast, what would it be and why? (you don't have to say unicorn...but we won't say neigh either)
Mary: I’d choose to be a shifter because when you shift, your metabolism burns and then when you’re done you have to eat and basically…I’d never have to diet again!

BMBR: Who's your favorite porn star?
Mary: Brent Corrigan

BMBR: Do you have author envy? Whose words do you read and think, "GAH, I wish I wrote that!"?
Mary: Amy Lane, Damon Suede, Rhys Ford, again so many.:)

BMBR: Any new projects you're currently working on?
Mary: Currently I’m working on the last Change of Heart book and the third Mangrove book. :)
A new Change of Heart book?!?!?  Ahem.  Pardon me.  I'll just be over here, dying of anticipation.  

BMBR would like to thank Mary Calmes for stopping buy. She was very kind to donate a prize for one lucky winner (Please note the winner must have a Dreamspinner bookshelf in order to receive their prize from the author) 

About the author:

Mary Calmes lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband and two children and loves all the seasons except summer. She graduated from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, with a bachelor's degree in English literature. Due to the fact that it is English lit and not English grammar, do not ask her to point out a clause for you, as it will so not happen. She loves writing, becoming immersed in the process, and falling into the work. She can even tell you what her characters smell like. She loves buying books and going to conventions to meet her fans.

To enter to win one ebook copy of the winner's choice from Mary Calmes' backlist please leave a comment on this blog post and let us know your name and a means of contacting you (e.g., email, Twitter handle, link to Goodreads account, etc.) Also winner will need to have a Dreamspinner's bookshelf in order to receive their prize.

The giveaway is open until 10:00PM (Pacific time) on 11/23/14. Shortly thereafter, we will contact a winner whom we will select using a highly scientific "names in a hat" method (or, you know, an internet randomizer). Please respond to the winning notification within 48 hours or we will choose another winner.

Good luck!


  1. New Change of Heart book!!!!! When?!!! I need it now!!!! I will leave England and come and be your slave if it helps the writing process, just let me know, I'm there!!

  2. Donna is excited! Have enjoyed a number of Mary's books, in particular Frog.

    1. The exclamation marks made me do it - they're too forceful for me to resist!!!

  3. MARY FREAKING CALMES!!!! you're right BMBR. She wrote one of my my fave book, I bought it in English and then in Italian. So thanks for this chance

  4. I love so many of Mary's books! From Frog, Steamroller, Heart of the Race, all books I love to reread when I'm feeling like a comfort read! Thanks for the chance to win another of her books!

  5. Scarlett Ruin


  6. I love MARY FREAKING CALMES writing style! thank you for the chance at the giveaway.

  7. I love Mary's books. I'm a little behind on them yet, still catching up. I loved Frog.

  8. What a wonderful Anniversary celebration that BMBR is having with so many terrific authors and prizes. Please count me in too.
    strive4bst(AT) yahoo(Dot) com

  9. Thanks for the great interview and contest. Great news about the upcoming Change of Heart book!

    jen.f {at} mac {dot} com

    P.S. I miss Jory.

  10. Love Mary's books. Wonderful post! Thanks for a chance in the giveaway.

  11. Love Mary's books. Wonderful post! Thanks for a chance in the giveaway.

  12. Love Mary's books. Frog and Acrobat are 2 of my comfort reads. Thanks for a chance to win

  13. Love reading Mary's books! Thanks for the chance
    jasdarts at hotmail dot com

  14. I haven't read the Change of Heart series yet, guess I need to get on that. Would love to win one. Dmdkindle at gmail dot com

  15. Haven't read any of the Change of Heart books yet, but have read and enjoyed many other Mary Calmes books.
    debdeege (at) optonline (dot) net

  16. Thanks for the chance to win.

  17. I liked Acrobat. Thanks for the chance.


  18. OMG. This would be awesome to win! I love Mary Calmes