Category Archives: fiction

Brief Encounters Reviews “The Cabin on the Hill”

Jenre at Brief Encounters has given “The Cabin on the Hill” a lovely review. A sampling:

… the whole story is handled with a light, gentle touch and I finished it feeling not only that I’d read something engaging and fun, but also that I was optimistic about the relationship between these men working in the long term.

Thanks, Jenre!

Sold! “Chicago” + Uniform Appeal

I’m happy to announce that my short story “Chicago” will appear in the Dreamspinner Press First Time for Everything Daily Dose Set, to be released in June.

Tonight, I’m reviewing final galleys for my story “Discovering Columbus,” which is part of the Uniform Appeal anthology, set for release on April 11. There’s cover art, too, check it out!

Uniform Appeal Anthology

Inching Closer

One final beta on the novel received, and comments incorporated. I also made a few more passes to fix some formatting and wording issues and get it generally in better shape. The synopsis is written, and my other beta has said Wednesday for her comments, so there’s a chance I might get this thing submitted by next weekend!

That assumes I survive another move first, of course. 🙂

>Release Day! Yes, again!

>My short story “The Cabin on the Hill” is now available from Dreamspinner Press! A blurb to whet your appetite:

Jesse hadn’t planned for anything more than a break from the noise and heat of Atlanta when he returned to the cabin he rented each year in the Smoky Mountains – but that was before he met Eli, the handsome man renting the other side of the cabin. Eli’s plans to mix a little hiking with his relaxation match Jesse’s perfectly, and before long the two men are sharing more than just a wall and a view. Jesse’s not one to let an opportunity like this pass him by, though it remains to be seen whether the weekend encounter can turn into something more permanent.

Enjoy!

>Coming soon: "Stripped" + "The Cabin on the Hill"

>Silver Publishing’s Never Say Never Valentine’s Day anthology is now up on the coming soon page. The collection of four stories includes my short story “Stripped,” my first publication with Silver. Release date is Saturday, February 12!

Also, my short story “The Cabin on the Hill” is now up on the coming soon page at Dreamspinner. Release date for this one is Wednesday, February 16!

>"Never Say Never" anthology cover art

>Just got the beautiful cover art for Silver Publishing’s “Never Say Never” Valentine’s Day anthology, which will include my story “Stripped.” Release date is February 12, 2011.

>Model Student review at Fallen Angel

>Teresa at Fallen Angel Reviews has posted a very happy-making review of Model Student. Things I particularly love to read: This is the first book I have read by Ms. Connor and it won’t be the last.

Thank you, Teresa!

>Updates, get your updates …

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  • I’m offering a free copy each of Model Student and “Sharing Christmas” through Santa Authors 2010 at Reviews by Jessewave.
  • I’m also auctioning off free copies of all three of my Dreamspinner stories (“The Cabin on the Hill” will be out in February) through The Purple Dove Project.
  • I’m currently reviewing initial edits of “Stripped” for Silver Publishing (out in February as part of their Valentine’s Day set).
  • The novel in progress (my NaNo project) crossed the 70,000-word mark last night. I’m now estimating around 80,000 for the final word count on the first draft, which I hope to have finished by  mid-January latest.
  • Most of the rest of my time is going into finishing up some fanfiction projects right now, but after the novel, I’ll be diving back into my in-progress original fiction folder!

>Dreams Come True promotion at Dreamspinner

>My publisher’s having a pretty cool contest this month! Each day from December 26–31, Dreamspinner will draw one name from all the customers who have purchased during the month of December. Each winner will receive every eBook on their DSP wish list. If you haven’t made a purchase yet this month, you can use the code HolidayDreams to get 20% off through the end of 2011. Each customer can use this code for two separate purchases.

Goes off to load up the wish list …

>Sold!

>Happy to say that my short story “Stripped” has sold to Silver Publishing, for the “Never Say Never” Valentine’s Day anthology. It will be out, naturally, in February.