Heart & Soul Cover and Preorders

On Friday, The Novel Approach hosted the cover reveal for my next novella, Heart & Soul. Behold the pretty:


Once again by the fantabulous AngstyG! The blurb:

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

Kellen Grady has known he’s gay since he was a teenager, but he’s never been that interested in dating. A professional pianist, he’s happy spending his days teaching students of all ages and his nights working and playing at an Atlanta bar and concert venue. When former pro football player Terrence Harvey and his brother buy the bar, Kellen’s thrown by the change to his routine, but he develops a quick friendship with Terrence, drawn to his sunny nature and sharp mind. Then their relationship takes a turn when Terrence surprises Kellen with a kiss. The unexpected action, though not unwelcome, leaves Kellen faced with reevaluating everything he thought he knew—about Terrence, and about himself.

Links (more to come):


Now I’m working feverishly to get the next novella done! Good thing I have a holiday today.🙂

Currently writing: Graphite & Glitter (~84%)

Moonlight & Magnolias and What’s Up Next

I had a great couple of days at the Georgia Romance Writers’ Moonlight & Magnolias conference. Vanessa North and I gave a workshop on writing LGBTQ+ characters that was well received, and I had some agent and editor appointments that went well. I heard two great talks by Jennifer McQuiston and Roxanne St. Claire over lunches and spent some time chatting with Nicki Salcedo and Janet Nye and meeting several new people. I also got quite a bit of writing done, thanks to the special writing room the conference set up for those who felt particularly inspired!

Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be working on prepping my next novella, Heart & Soul, for publication on November 14. The cover reveal will be this Friday, October 7, at The Novel Approach, and preorder links will be available starting then. I’ll also be working on finishing the following novella, Graphite & Glitter, and getting it sent off to my editor.

After that? Well, it looks like finishing my first M/F novel (!!!) might be next on the agenda. That could become my pseudo-NaNo project. (I don’t plan to actually sign up for NaNo this year, but I’ll definitely be writing during November.)

Speaking of November, a month from now will be my next appearance, November 5 at the Southern Magic Romance Writers’ annual reader luncheon in Birmingham. Tickets are still available, so if you’re in the area, come join us!

Currently writing: Graphite & Glitter (~52%)

Moonlight & Magnolias Schedule

grwThis weekend, I’ll be at the Georgia Romance Writers’ Moonlight & Magnolias conference here in Atlanta. The conference is at the Hilton Atlanta Northeast, 5993 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. At 3 p.m. on Friday, Vanessa North and I will be presenting a workshop titled “Writing the Rainbow: Creating Authentic LGBTQ+ Characters and Stories.” And on Saturday from 3:30 to 5 p.m., I’ll be signing at the Book Fair & Author Autographing for Georgia Literacy. The book fair is open to the public, so Atlanta folks, come on out!

Accidental Fall Release Week

It’s been a busy few months, to say the least, so I’m playing catch-up a lot. Last Wednesday was the re-release of my novella Accidental Fall, and I did a few blog posts and got a few reviews. J

On Saturday, September 17, MM Good Book Reviews hosted me with a post about the re-release of Accidental Fall and an excerpt.

Last Thursday, I was at Love Bytes to talk about how much I adore the city of Chicago, where Accidental Fall is set.

And this past Saturday, my regular Outside the Margins post at Prism Book Alliance was all about my favorite season of the year.

As for reviews, well, hey, I think people like the story:

The Blogger Girls: “It was an easy, light-on-angst story – which was definitely good for something in between more serious/heavy novels.”

Divine Magazine: “All the feelings between them I felt it…..all the body language…the faltering, the drooping, the flushed faces, the hitched breath, all those little signals. I loved the bubble.”

Diverse Reader: “Accidental Fall is a sweet, fluffy, fun read. Two roommates, both with secrets finding love from each other.”

The Novel Approach: “If you are looking for a cute and quick read that doesn’t get too angsty and leaves you with a smile, this story could definitely be for you.”

Rainbow Book Reviews: “If you’re looking for a story about real guys with real issues, if you like them to have a past that influences current behavior, and if a slowly growing sexual and emotional tension that grips you and doesn’t let you go are your thing, then you will probably like this novella.”

Oh My Shelves: “It was sweet short new adult story. Both guys have time to grow and figure out if this is what they want. I enjoyed it.”

Alpha Book Club: “The chemistry it sweet and shy at first building as the story progresses. The story has a pretty steady pace with a HEA ending.”

In other news, last night sent my next novella, Heart & Soul, off to a final beta. I’m working on scheduling a cover reveal (it’s another gorgeous AngstyG design), and the release date is set for November. And meanwhile, I’m working steadily away on Graphite & Glitter, another novella for self-publishing and my first F/F story. Woot!

Currently writing: Graphite & Glitter (~23%)

Release Day! Accidental Fall Now Available

Accidental Fall is now available! This novella is a re-release, previously titled Accidental Love and published by Amber Allure in 2012. Only small edits have been made.

When it comes to relationships, college roommates Greg and Keith are polar opposites. A recovering addict, Greg avoids sex because it’s too closely tied in his mind with the alcohol and drugs he gave up. In contrast, Keith protects his heart by limiting sex to one-night stands and weekend flings.

As the two get to know each other better, they feel drawn together, and slowly they take tentative steps toward something real. Their attraction soon flares hot, but Greg’s fears overwhelm him, sending him running. It’s up to Keith to help Greg learn to trust in himself—and in the way they feel about each other.

Buy links:
Dreamspinner Press
All Romance

Tongue & Groove Release Week and Reviews

Tongue&Groove_webHappy September! As I’m pretty sure you’re aware by now, my novella Tongue & Groove is now loose in the wild! I’m making a few blog stop this week to talk a little more about it:

Monday: The Novel Approach

Tuesday: Joyfully Jay

Wednesday: Love Bytes

Friday: Prism Book Alliance

I also have some great reviews to share!

Joyfully Jay: “These guys fit together so well, and match up perfectly in their wants, desires, and kink. I thoroughly enjoyed this story.”

Prism Book Alliance: “I liked the comparison between Perry renovating not just Saul’s house [but] Saul himself, and how (mainly) sweet and open they were with each other.”

Three Books Over the Rainbow: “… a great, entertaining love story about two guys who are at the right place at the right time to find their perfect match in each other.”

Love Bytes: “This was equal bits sweet and hot…the emotion was awesome and like I mentioned the sex was amazing.”

Hearts on Fire: “The very idea of Perry in eyeliner, lip gloss and stockings with garter steams up the pages. These boys are hot.”

Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words: “… I found it quite a nice ‘stay at home and read all day’ story—something to relax me and to keep me mellow and in a good mood, so if you’re looking for something like that, look no further.”

I’ll be off at Dragon Con until early next week, and I’ll be working on revisions to Heart & Soul, the next novella in the set, and writing on fourth, Graphite & Glitter. We’ll see how much I actually get done.😉

Release Day! Tongue & Groove Now Available

Tongue & Groove is now in the wild! All the buy links you need are right here:

All Romance

Happy reading!🙂

On Sale! Just $0.99 for Rhythm & Blues


Through the end of the month, pick up a copy of my novella Rhythm & Blues for just 99 cents! The price change has been submitted to all major retailers, so if your site of choice isn’t updated, just check back later.🙂




All Romance

And don’t forget to preorder Tongue & Groove, which releases on Monday!




All Romance

Cover and Preorder for Accidental Fall

I’ve been so busy getting things ready for the release of Tongue & Groove that I almost forgot I have another novella coming next month! On September 21, Dreamspinner Press will re-release Accidental Fall (formerly titled Accidental Love when Amber Allure originally published it in 2012). It’s undergone only minor edits in addition to the title change, and Paul Richmond made a lovely new cover for it.🙂


So pretty!

You can preorder from Dreamspinner right here. Other links coming soon.🙂

An Anniversary Worth Noting, and A Look Ahead

Sand&WaterLGOn this day 5 years ago, my first novel was released. Sand & Water told the story of widower John, who finds love again with Bryan. I still get warm fuzzy feelings about the story, and I’m still proud of it.

The novella I just finished writing, Heart & Soul, will be my 25th published story. Four novels, eight novellas, and thirteen short stories (not counting freebies and re-releases). It’ll come out a little more than six years after my first story, Model Student.

All of my stories so far have been M/M (or M/M/M), but with no. 26, I’m branching out into F/F. I also have an M/F in the works, and a series that will include M/M, M/F, and F/F (at least).

I’ve never been the biggest seller out there, or the one with the best reviews, or the biggest fanbase. But I enjoy being an author, and I like what I write. I hope readers do, too. And hope those who enjoy my writing will keep right on reading.🙂

Currently writing: Graphite & Glitter (~4%)