I’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
Barnes & Noble: Nook
It’s here! My latest release, the All in a Day’s Work anthology, is out today from Dreamspinner Press. Check it out…
A 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.
Dreamspinner: Ebook and Paperback
Barnes & Noble: Nook
We have a gorgeous cover for the upcoming anthology All in a Day’s Work! Just check THIS baby out:
I’m happy to be sharing space with some amazing authors for this anthology of workplace-themed short stories. My contribution is titled “Ice Cream Dreams,” and here’s the blurb:
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.
Pre-orders coming soon! (And the paperback will be available to pre-order for GayRomLit!)
Well, the Christmas in July 99-cent sale for Sand & Water is over (and a great big thank you to everyone who took advantage!), but you can still get a deal on a couple of my other stories with Dreamspinner Press. All holiday-themed books are 25% off this month, so you can pick up my short stories “Sharing Christmas” for $2.24 and “Of Holiday Spirits, Wake-Up Calls, and Happily Ever Afters” for just $1.12.
Be sure to check in at the Dreamspinner site every day for more 99-cent sales, too. I’ve been adding to my TBR pile every day!
Head over to Stumbling Over Chaos today for a chance to win an ebook copy of the Butt Ninjas from Hell anthology!
Today’s the day, folks! Wilde City Press presents… Butt Ninjas from Hell!
They move like shadows through the night… when they aren’t tripping over the furniture. Porn stars, holy emissaries, demons, and even just plain humans—ninjas come in all forms and from all kinds of Hell in this erotically charged comedic Wilde City anthology. Whether it’s the world of second-rate television, fluttering ninja stars, obsessions over a bronzy-olive toned soldier, or magic backsides, your authorial guides will take you where few readers have ever dared to go… without protection.
Butt Ninjas from Hell: You’ll Never Hear Them Coming!
Clean Up on Aisle Me! by Shae Connor
Sheathing His Sword by JP Barnaby
Twink Ninja Tiger, Flaxen Buns Of Fury by Kage Alan
Twerk It by Ally Blue
Hell Is Where The Heart Is by Eden Winters
Ninja, Vanish! by Kiernan Kelly
The Soldier And The Vagabond by Jevocas Green
A Ninja Walks Into A Bar by T.C. Blue
Also today starts our blog tour. Check us out as we visit these great sites:
April 16: Kimi-Chan Experience
April 17: Joyfully Jay
April 18: Bookwhores United
April 19: The Novel Approach
April 20: Rainbow Gold Reviews
April 21: Sinfully Sexy
April 22: Dawn’s Reading Nook
April 23: Prism Book Alliance
There will be a Rafflecopter giveaway, so be sure to check in! :)
Prism Book Alliance has posted a lovely review of the Grand Adventures anthology. Thanks, all! Prism also has the final stop in the Grand Adventures blog tour today, with the story behind the anthology’s inception and its cover art.
Also, Amy Lane’s *Kermit flail* Monday includes Butt Ninjas from Hell this morning. Yay! Thanks, Amy! :)
Eric Arvin and T.J. Klune are two well-known and well-liked authors in the gay romance community who are happily coupled and planning to marry later this year. In December, Eric suddenly had to undergo brain surgery that’s left him mostly paralyzed. It’s been a very hard few months, but through everything, their love has only grown stronger.
Eric and T.J. are both published (in part) by my primary publisher, Dreamspinner Press, which decided to put together an anthology, Grand Adventures, with all proceeds going to help Eric and T.J. pay the many extra costs associated with managing Eric’s condition. I was happy to contribute a second edition of my short story “Stripped,” and when I saw the lineup of other authors, I felt a little giddy. And the cover! OMG. So much love. (You’ll be able to buy prints and maybe even t-shirts of the cover art soon, too!)
The anthology will be released on March 31 and is available for preorder now in ebook or paperback format. It’s a fantastic way to help out two great guys.
(P.S. You can also donate directly to T.J. and Eric through the GoFundMe page set up by friends. Since everything at Dreamspinner is on sale right now, consider donating the difference between the purchase price and the price you pay for your preorder!)