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COVER REVEAL: Nobody’s Son (and a bonus!)

I’m thrilled to show off the cover for my next release, Nobody’s Son, book 3 in the Sons series. Check out the pretty:


(Design by Paul Richmond and Maria Fanning.)

The blurb:

Who wouldn’t want a nice cup of tall, dark, and gorgeous? Shaun Rogers does. He’s working at the front desk of a clothing-optional gay resort when Conrad “Con” Brooks walks in. The sweet, funny, and smart IT guy is there to install a new network and security system, and sparks fly between the two men from the start. Trouble is, Shaun’s hiding his sexuality from his grandmother, the only family he has left, and that makes him reluctant to take the leap with Con.

Then a man claiming to be Shaun’s absent father shows up out of nowhere, throwing Shaun completely off balance. His life spiraling toward chaos, Shaun soon discovers that his “father” is hiding secrets of his own. When things come to a head between them, it’s Con who comes to Shaun’s rescue—but the incident could force Shaun into a decision he’s not sure he’s ready to make.

Nobody’s Son releases on November 16 from Dreamspinner Press. Preorder links are available at the Dreamspinner site and are forthcoming for Amazon and AllRomance.

Ebook preorder
Paperback preorder

And now for the bonus! On December 31, Dreamspinner will release a short epilogue to the Sons series, featuring all seven of the men from the series. I also have the cover art for Sons and Brothers to share!


(Design also by Paul Richmond and Maria Fanning.)

The blurb for Sons and Brothers:

As the end of the year approaches, seven gay men in their own unique romances ring in the holidays in their own unique ways. Six months after they started dating, Evan Day and Riley Yeats are settling into living together in Riley’s loft. Across town, Shaun Rogers and Con Brooks are celebrating an old-fashioned Christmas with Shaun’s family. But when threesome Mikey O’Malley, Jimmy Black, and Cory Lassiter pull off a big New Year’s Eve surprise, their friends find themselves considering the future of their own relationships.

No links for this one yet, so stay tuned. :)

Here are all the Sons series covers, lined up and ready for admiring:


In case you’ve missed the first two books in the series and want to get caught up, here are the buy links!

Unfortunate Son (Sons, Book One)
Dreamspinner Press: Ebook Paperback
Amazon Kindle
B&N Nook
All Romance

Wayward Son (Sons, Book Two)
Dreamspinner Press: Ebook Paperback
Amazon Kindle
B&N Nook
All Romance

Release Day for Butt Riders on the Range!

ButtRiders_smallIt’s here! The fourth of the “butt-thologies,” Butt Riders on the Range, which includes my story “Faux Cowboy,” is now available from Wilde City Press.

The blurb: Do you imagine blazing gun battles, bandits, and saloons with watered-down drinks when you think of cowboys and the West? We don’t. Our minds go right to horse shifters, bull shifters, were-leopards, urban wannabes, an interrupted journey along Route 66, a man of mystery named Dr. Feel-Good, and high noon at the edge of the galaxy! The fourth time’s the charm as the Butt-Thology authors saddle up, ride their men hard, and put ‘em away wet.

Butt Riders on the Range…the bulls aren’t the only ones being grabbed by the horns!

Random Friday Updates

First, a clarification, because this is important. I saw a comment about this, so I wanted to clarify that the US flag in the cover image for Unfortunate Son is not touching the floor. Travis was standing on a paper background drape for the shoot, and while the flag did touch the paper a few times, it was never on the floor. Travis is a military veteran and I’m the daughter and granddaughter of one, so that’s definitely something we paid attention to.

Moving on… more Unfortunate Son blog tour stops! I’ve been to Andrew Q. Gordon’s with a post on writing to a deadline, The Kimi-chan Experience talking about Atlanta as setting, Grace R. Duncan’s to discuss how “The Hero’s Journey” helped me write Unfortunate Son, and The Blogger Girls to talk about how the progression of same-sex marriage legalization could affect gay romance fiction. (The last post went up early, but better early than never!)

And in other news, I’ve completed the first round of edits on Sons book 2, Wayward Son, and I’m deep into work on book 3, Nobody’s Son. Also, the print version of Butt Babes in Boyland is being finalized, and Butt Riders on the Range (with my story “Faux Cowboy”) is in production with the publisher. Release dates to follow as soon as I have them! :)

It’s a Random Updates Kind of Day

My 12 Days of Charity list is complete. If you need last-minute donation ideas, this would be a great place to start!

Amazon and AllRomance buy links are now active for Butt Babes in Boyland (in addition to the direct Wilde City link). So now you can pick up the book with a free ARe code, LOL. (For those wondering, the book will be available in print too, but I don’t know that publication date yet.)

The next butt-thology, Butt Riders on the Range, is in production and will be out in the spring. My story is “Faux Cowboy.”

Did you see the gorgeous cover for my January 12 release, Unfortunate Son?? You can preorder a copy, too!

I’ve just submitted the final manuscript file and a cover art spec sheet for Wayward Son, so that process is moving along. May/June is the release date!

I’m mostly taking Christmas week off. I have one production request to take care of by the end of the weekend, but after that, I’m not worrying about anything writing-related for a week. And I’m teleworking for the day job on Monday and Tuesday, but then I’ll be off for the holiday. Looking forward to the break! :)

Butt Babes on Tour, a Review, and an Interview!

I’m guest blogging over at Prism Book Alliance today, talking about the craziness that is Butt Babes in Boyland and my love for holiday stories.

On Tuesday, fellow butt babe Kiernan Kelly guested at MM Good Book Reviews, who gave the anthology an awesome 4.5-star review. Yay! Thanks, Lisa!

Also, on Monday night, Wt Prater will be hosting most of the butts authors on Taste Test on WON Radio. Details and more guest appearances to come! :)

Release Day! Butt Babes in Boyland

ButtBabesInBoyland_coverIt’s here, it’s here! The butt boys are here!

It’s release day for the latest entry in our sort-of series, Butt Babes in Boyland, from Wilde City Press. Yay!!!

The blurb and the complete story list:

The holidays are a time for visiting with family and friends, and sharing tales of peace, childlike innocence, and good will towards all mankind. These are not those stories. Instead, sit back and allow yourself to be regaled with the colorful adventures of toy-themed parties with a twist, the future of Elf Enforcement, misfit sex toys at the North Pole, the mysterious Workshop 69, special delivery packages, and a serious case of potentially mistaken identity. This year, the Butt-thology authors cordially invite you to join them in creating a new tradition.

This holiday season, it’s not just turkeys getting stuffed!


“It’s A Wonderful Lube” by Kage Alan
“The Isle of Misfit Toys” by JP Barnaby
“For Fox Sake” by T.C. Blue
“The Half-Life of Pumpkin Pie” by Shae Connor
“Special Package” by Jevocas Green
“Elf Confidence” by Kiernan Kelly

BUY LINKS! (to be updated as links go live)

Wilde City




Black Friday Sales

Three of my publishers are having sales today, so just about everything I have out there is discounted. Here’s a quick list so you can pick up anything you’re missing! :)

Dreamspinner Press (25% off, plus special codes: BlackFriday1, free eBook w/any order of $50+; BlackFriday2, extra 25% off any order of $25+; BlackFriday3, $2 off any order of $20+)

Sand & Water
Ebook || Print

En Fuego

Model Student

All in a Day’s Work anthology
Ebook || Print

Grand Adventures anthology
Ebook || Print

Playing Ball anthology
Ebook || Print

“Of Holiday Spirits, Wake-Up Calls, and Happily Ever Afters”


“The Cabin on the Hill”

“Sharing Christmas”

Wilde City Press (30% off with code WILDETURKEY)

Butt Ninjas from Hell anthology


Amber Allure Press (50% off)

Accidental Love


Butts on Sale and More!

The holiday sales are ramping up all over the place, and today, MLR Press is celebrating Thanksgiving with 25% off everything in their store. That includes the first of the “butts” anthologies, Butt Pirates in Space, which includes my short story “What to Expect When Your Boyfriend is Expecting.” Great timing if you haven’t had the pleasure, since the third anthology, Butt Babes in Boyland, is coming out December 3 from Wilde City (which also has the second anthology, Butt Ninjas from Hell.)

Butt Pirate in Space CoverStrap yourself in and strap something on as you’re transported across galaxies and lifetimes by Kiernan Kelly, Kage Alan, Angelia Sparrow, T.C. Blue and Shae Connor. Whether it’s an interspecies pregnancy between two hormonal males, a swashbuckling group of pirates, or free gifts that talk, you’ll soon learn why in space, no one can hear you cream. Open wide for…



Also! Dreamspinner Press is offering 25% off everything in the store through Sunday, November 30. You can find my DSP backlist HERE, including my two holiday stories, “Of Holiday Spirits, Wake-Up Calls, and Happily Ever Afters” and “Sharing Christmas.”

Happy shopping!



Blogging at Prism, and All in a Day’s Work Updates!

AllInADaysWork_smallI’m at Prism Book Alliance today, talking about my love affair with food and how it led to “Ice Cream Dreams,” my story in the All in a Day’s Work anthology. Great big thanks to Brandilyn and her team for having me over!

Yesterday, A.J. Cousins visited Boys in Our Books to discuss her story in the anthology, “Dance Hall Days,” a 1930s historical set in London.  She wrote more about her story on her blog, too. One of the things I love about doing anthologies is how different the stories turn out. :)

Back on Monday, our release day, Bru Baker visited MM Good Book Reviews, which also gave the antho a lovely review.

Also, in case you missed it, all the buy links for the anthology are up and running now:

Dreamspinner: Ebook and Paperback
Amazon: Kindle
AllRomance: Ebook
Barnes & Noble: Nook

Release Day! All in a Day’s Work

It’s here! My latest release, the All in a Day’s Work anthology, is out today from Dreamspinner Press. Check it out…

AllInADaysWork_smallA guy’s got to make a living. He can do it the conventional way—by selling cars, scooping ice cream, or delivering sandwiches—or he can earn his money as a spy, a historical interpreter, or the host of a myth-busting television show. Whether the men in this anthology are working hard to build their own business or performing in drag at a dance hall, every day has the potential for surprises and the chance to satisfy their lust or maybe find something more permanent. For the guys in these stories, what’s all in a day’s work might be anything but what they expected.  

My story is “Ice Cream Dreams”: Gage Albert is working at his Uncle Gordon’s ice cream shop when well-regarded young chef Loren Rey stops by, interested in using the shop’s unique flavors for his new restaurant. Gage plies Loren with samples and banter and soon finds ice cream isn’t the only thing on the menu. After the men share a hot night together, Gage approaches his uncle about Loren’s ideas, but he fears Gordon’s religious nature may mean rejection not just for Loren but also for Gage, who isn’t out to his uncle. Torn between the business and the personal, Gage has to decide if a future with Loren is worth revealing all.

Buy links:

Dreamspinner: Ebook and Paperback
Amazon: Kindle
AllRomance: Ebook
Barnes & Noble: Nook