My RT Schedule

Tomorrow I’m heading off to Reno for the RT Booklovers’ Convention! When I’m not attending panels or just hanging out, here’s where you can find me:

Wednesday
1:30–2:30PM: Mastering the Meet-Cute (with J. Leigh Bailey and Sasha Devlin), in Sorrento 4
2:45–3:45PM: Romance Bar Trivia (with Kate McMurray, Amy Lane, Rayna Vause, La Quette, and Elle Brownlee), in Capri 1

Saturday
10:30AM–2:00PM: Giant Book Fair (with a cast of hundreds!), in Tuscany Ballroom
6:00PM–7:30PM: FAN-tastic Day Party (with dozens of other authors), in Naples Ballroom

Hope to see you there!

My Spring Fling Schedule

This coming weekend (April 20–21), I’ll be at the Chicago-North Romance Writers Spring Fling conference. I just have a handful of events slated, but that’ll keep me busy:

Friday, April 20, 6–7 p.m.: Dinner (table sponsor)
Saturday, April 21, 10:30–11:30 a.m.: Mastering the Meet-Cute panel
Saturday, April 21, 3:30–5 p.m.: Book signing (open to the public)

The conference is at the Doubletree in Oak Brook, Illinois. Hope to see some of you there!

Graphite & Glitter On Sale

I’ve just put my F/F novella Graphite & Glitter on sale for just 99 cents through March 31. Here’s all the info:

All that glitters might just be gold.

Adrienne Michaels’s best friend is getting married, and Adrienne’s not feeling it on the night of the bachelorette party. Then she meets Tessa Smith, bass player for an all-female glam rock tribute band. After a one-night stand worthy of the hottest rock star fantasies, Tessa surprises Adrienne by asking her on a real date, and Adrienne soon finds Tessa’s side gig pales in comparison to the down-to-earth music geek beneath the glitter. Tessa even helps Adrienne through a family loss, but when Tessa gets a sweet job offer in another city, Adrienne has to make a choice: let her go, follow her halfway across the country—or become part of the reason for her to stay.

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Tying Up a Loose End

I posted already on my Twitter and Facebook about this, but I’m going to be scarcer than usual for the next few months. I’ve just bought a house that needs a little work done, I’ll be moving myself and my parents (eep!), and I have two writing conferences to prep for and two stories I’m trying to finish. Not to mention the day job and the usual housekeeping/life requirements. The net result is that I’ll still be around, just less ubiquitously than I normally am.

Anyway, as part of sorting through and purging things for the move, I’ve been changing addresses on various online accounts (mostly financial) and deleting a few older accounts I no longer use. During that process, I found a couple of merchandise shops I set up that were no longer active. I’ve deleted those, but I also realized that I’d never made the promised donation for one of them, so now I’ve done that.

I’m posting the receipt here (legal name and address blacked out) as documentation. The total earnings were less than $10, so I kicked in enough to bring it up to $25, because Ali Forney Center is well deserving.

Back to my sea of cardboard boxes…

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Release Day! Teaching Ben Now Available

Teaching Ben is out now! Here is all the information you need to get your very own copy. 🙂

Learning to love means a study in patience.

Fresh out of the military, Ben Cooper is ready for a new start. He’s away from his domineering father, making his own choices… and out of the closet. On his first day of college, he meets David Powell, who’s just the kind of gorgeous man Ben’s dreamed of. Too bad he’s the teaching assistant—which makes him off-limits in Ben’s eyes.

David is Ben’s age, but his life has taken a different path. He’s close with his family, who helped him deal with personal struggles after he came out. And while he’s staying away from any hint of scandal, Ben’s a kind of temptation he hasn’t faced in years. If only they’d met on more equal footing.

As the semester progresses and their lives become more entwined, keeping their relationship platonic becomes more difficult. They just have to hold out until the end of the semester….

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Preorder Links for Teaching Ben

Less than two weeks now until the release of Teaching Ben, part of the Dreamspinner Press Dreamspun Desires imprint. I’ve been gathering up preorder links as they appear, and I’ll be updating this post as others go live. 🙂

Learning to love means a study in patience.

Fresh out of the military, Ben Cooper is ready for a new start. He’s away from his domineering father, making his own choices… and out of the closet. On his first day of college, he meets David Powell, who’s just the kind of gorgeous man Ben’s dreamed of. Too bad he’s the teaching assistant—which makes him off-limits in Ben’s eyes.

David is Ben’s age, but his life has taken a different path. He’s close with his family, who helped him deal with personal struggles after he came out. And while he’s staying away from any hint of scandal, Ben’s a kind of temptation he hasn’t faced in years. If only they’d met on more equal footing.

As the semester progresses and their lives become more entwined, keeping their relationship platonic becomes more difficult. They just have to hold out until the end of the semester….

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18 for 2018

Striped Blue Sky 2018 Cloud Sticker

I’m cheating a bit on this year’s “things to do” list. I have one REALLY BIG thing to start with, so I broke it up into some smaller pieces. So, here are the things I hope to accomplish in the coming year:

  1. Buy a house. EEP.
  2. Move.
  3. Move my parents in with me. MORE EEP.
  4. Actually get unpacked this time. For real. (Goal: by Memorial Day.) Hahahaha no. My parents hadn’t even moved in by then. New goal: Before Dragon Con.
  5. Pay off remaining hospital/doctor bills from my gall bladder issues.
  6. Pay off remaining credit card balance.
  7. Increase retirement savings. (Goal: 10% by end of 2018.)
  8. Publish my fifth novel (February 20)!
  9. Write/finish and submit/publish three new stories. UPDATE: One story finished/submitted, two partial/proposal submissions!
  10. Start submitting to agents (carry over from 2017).
  11. Attend some Georgia Romance Writers meetings.
  12. Attend/present at the Spring Fling conference in Chicago.
  13. Attend/present at the RT Booklovers’ convention in Reno.
  14. Attend the Council of Science Editors meeting in New Orleans (for the day job). (Cancelled due to the whole move thing; too much time away from the office.)
  15. Attend the RWA conference in Denver.
  16. Plan and execute publication of the Daily Dragon for Dragon Con 2018.
  17. Go to NYC in October.
  18. Have a fabulous 50th birthday party in December!

Rainbow Awards Winner On Sale!

HandsOn-900I am excited to announce that my novella bundle Hands On won Best LGBT Anthology/Collection in the 2017 Rainbow Awards. Hands On was also a runner-up (fourth) in the overall LGBT category.

In addition to the judges, I have to give a big shout-out to my editors. Rhonda Merwarth (a RITA Award winner as an editor) was my primary editor for all four novellas, and Tasha L. Harrison also edited Heart & Soul. Thanks so much, ladies!

To celebrate, I’ve dropped the price of Hands On from $5.99 down to $3.99. It’ll take a little time to trickle out to all the sales channels, except PayHip, which is an instant update, so you can grab it there right now.

Hands On contains three full-length (~25,000 words) novellas, three M/M and one F/F. One of the novellas, Tongue & Groove, was a finalist in the 2017 Kathryn Hayes “When Sparks Fly” Contest of the New York City chapter of Romance Writers of America. And the gorgeous cover art is, as all of the individual covers were, by the fabulous AngstyG.

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Four novellas, four couples, four romances.

Rhythm & Blues

When life tears apart your dream, build a new one.

Former Broadway dancer Pate Hawkins meets model-gorgeous contractor Ace Samson when he answers as request for an estimate on renovating his studio space. The two men develop a fledgling relationship, but then the siren song of the stage calls Pate back…

Tongue & Groove

Sometimes home is what two hearts make of it.

While healing from a vocal cord injury, rock singer Saul Wilder decides to restore home his grandmother left him. When home renovation specialist Perry Abrams arrives to assess the job, Saul’s on board with mixing business with a little pleasure…

Heart & Soul

Love can sneak up on you in the last place you’d expect.

Pianist Kellen Grady meets former pro football player Terrence Harvey when he and his brother buy the bar where Kellen plays at night. A quick friendship develops, but their relationship takes an unexpected turn when Terrence surprises Kellen with a kiss…

Graphite & Glitter

All that glitters might just be gold.

On the night of her best friends bachelorette party, architect Adrienne Michaels has a scorching one-night stand with Tessa Smith, bass player for an all-female glam rock tribute band. Then Tessa surprises her by asking her on a real date…

Looking for Holiday Romance? I’ve Got You Covered!

‘Tis the season for happy endings! Here’s a list of all of my holiday-season stories for your reading pleasure. 🙂

FallingTogether_400pxFalling Together
Novella, self-published
Mitch Jackson took a temporary job wrapping gifts at a Manhattan department store so he’d have some extra cash during the holiday season. He didn’t expect to get a bonus in the form of Austin Payne. Austin starts out as just another customer, though a particularly good-looking one, until he asks Mitch to dinner. Their whirlwind romance, touched by the magic of New York in December, soon grows from what could have been only a fling into something more—something like falling in love.
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InFromtheCold_Coversmall“In from the Cold”
Short story, self-published (second edition)
When Jeff Young walks into the rural Georgia lodge Neal Owens runs, he’s just looking for a room to escape a frigid late December night. What he ends up finding is a new friend, a lover, and maybe more, all wrapped up in one hot package.
Kindle/KU

“Of Holiday Spirits, Wake-Up Calls, and Happily Ever Afters”
Short story, Dreamspinner Press
How many chances does a man get before it’s too late? When Guy staggers home after a raucous Christmas Eve with his closest friends, he’s visited by a spirit who looks suspiciously like Teddy, the friend Guy’s secretly crushing on. Can Guy learn the lessons of the past—and make the right choices in the present—so his future will be less about one night and more about forever?
Dreamspinner Press

“Sharing Christmas”
Short story, Dreamspinner Press
Christmas looks to be a bust for Rick, who’s stuck covering the office over the holiday. But when his neighbor, Steven, invites him to join some residents in their apartment complex who put together gift bags to distribute at a homeless shelter on Christmas Day, Rick decides to join them and finds an unexpected holiday gift: a new love interest.
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SonsandBrothers_600“Sons and Brothers”
FREE short story, epilogue to Sons series, Dreamspinner Press
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.
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wideopenspaces_web“The Half-Life of Pumpkin Pie”
Short story, Wide Open Spaces anthology, self-published
Of bakeries, holiday parties, and unexpected gifts.
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Falling Together Now Available!

My holiday season novella, Falling Together, is now available!

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Cover Design by James, GoOnWrite.com

Mitch Jackson took a temporary job wrapping gifts at a Manhattan department store so he’d have some extra cash during the holiday season. He didn’t expect to get a bonus in the form of Austin Payne. Austin starts out as just another customer, though a particularly good-looking one, until he asks Mitch to dinner. Their whirlwind romance, touched by the magic of New York in December, soon grows from what could have been only a fling into something more—something like falling in love.

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