Category Archives: novel

What’s Coming Down the Pike

A few updates on what I’ve got cookin’…

Weekend after next, I’m heading over to Birmingham for the Southern Magic Romance reader luncheon. I’ll be co-hosting a table with the fabulous Aidee Ladnier. There’s still time to sign up if you’re in the area!

On the writing front, my next novella, Heart & Soul, is all set to release on November 14. It’s a contemporary M/M about a jazz pianist and a former pro football player. Links are in the sidebar over to the right.

Next is Graphite & Glitter, my first F/F story, which I’m revising now for a release date in January. It’s a contemporary about an artist/architect and a bass player/violinist. I’m eagerly awaiting the cover!

In November, I’ll be working on Help Wanted: Boyfriend, my first M/F category romance contemporary romance. I’m not officially signing up for NaNo this year, but I’m hoping to finish the first draft by the end of the month anyway. (I’m about 8k into it already.) I’ll be going the publisher route with that one, so it’ll be a while before I have any idea of a release date.

A college sports series is next on my list, though scheduling is always subject to change. I have a backlog of story ideas that’ll keep me going for a while—and that’s not counting the new plotbunnies that always crop up!

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%)

Dreamspinner Weekend Reads and More!

UnfortunateSon_smallAll right, you guys, here’s your chance to get me for cheap. Er, my books, that is! Three of my titles are on sale in ebook for just 99 cents this weekend for the Dreamspinner Press Weekend Reads promotion: Unfortunate Son (book 1 in the Sons series), Sand & Water (my first novel), and En Fuego (a novella).

And as if that wasn’t enough, everything else at Dreamspinner is on sale for 35% off through Monday, so you can pick up my whole backlist for a steal!

Plus! Amber Allure is having a Black Friday sale with 60% off almost everything, including my novella Accidental Love.

Go on, reward yourself It’s the holiday season! 😉

RELEASE DAY! Nobody’s Son Blog Tour/Parties/Giveaways Galore!

Today’s the day! Nobody’s Son, book three (and the last novel) in the Sons series, is now available! Blurb and buy links:

NobodysSon_600Who 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.

BUY LINKS:
Dreamspinner Press: Ebook Paperback
Kindle
Nook
All Romance
Kobo

I’m launching a short blog tour today, featuring a giveaway of a $25 Dreamspinner Press gift certificate and ebook of both Unfortunate Son and Wayward Son. Here’s where to find me:

11/16: Prism Book Alliance (with a bonus giveaway!)
11/17: Ever After Romance
11/18: The Novel Approach
11/19: World of Diversity Fiction
11/20: Love Bytes

Also today, the fabulous Vicktor Alexander is celebrating his birthday (HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!) with a party at his site featuring all sorts of giveaways, including a print copy AND ebook copy of Nobody’s Son! Wheeee!

Tomorrow, I have two more release celebrations! All day long, I’ll be participating in Amy Jo Cousins’ Facebook release party for her new book, Real World, which will have giveaways and lots of great recipes  because we like food. And then tomorrow night from 7 to 8 p.m., I’ll be taking over the Dreamspinner Press Twitter feed and will have even more giveaways.

And after all that, I’ll probably sleep for a week. 😀

AllRomance Features Unfortunate Son, plus Rainbow Awards and a Blog Tour

UnfortunateSon_smallFirst up! Unfortunate Son is a Featured Bargain at AllRomance eBooks today: get 50% off! Great time to grab a copy and get started on the series, with book three coming out in just a week.

In other great news, Unfortunate Son, along with the follow-up Wayward Son, received Honorable Mentions in the 2015 Rainbow Awards. (For those who aren’t familiar, an Honorable Mention means that at least one judge awarded 36 or more points out of a possible 40. It’s separate from the final award placement; for example, Playing Ball received an Honorable Mention and then won the category in 2014.)

NobodysSon_600And finally, next Monday I’ll be embarking on a blog tour in support of Nobody’s Son, book three in the Sons series. I’ll kick things off at Prism Book Alliance, and I’ll post the full tour schedule here as well. There’ll be prizes, naturally, so be sure to check back and check out the tour to win! (Great big thanks to William Cooper and IndiGo Marketing & Design for putting the tour together.)

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:

NobodysSon_600

(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!

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(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:

SonsSeries

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
Beam-eBooks

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

WAYWARD SON Release Day!

WaywardSon_smallWheee, it’s here! Wayward Son is now available for your reading pleasure from all the usual suspects and then some! (And it’s still 35% off at Dreamspinner too!)

Dreamspinner Press: Ebook Paperback
Amazon Kindle
B&N Nook
All Romance
Beam-eBooks

Also today, I’m starting a week-long blog tour that includes a shiny Rafflecopter giveaway. Be sure to check out all the stops for my thoughts on writing menage, drag performances, religious themes, and cover art, plus excerpts from Wayward Son and a sneak peek at book three, Nobody’s Son.

Blog Tour Schedule

5/11: The Novel Approach

5/12: Sinfully… Addicted to All Male Romance

5/13: Love Bytes

5/14: MM Good Book Reviews

5/15: Prism Book Alliance

5/16: Joyfully Jay

5/17: Because Two Men Are Better Than One

Wayward Son Release on Monday, but It’s On Sale Now!

WaywardSon_smallSo, as you may have heard, my next novel, Wayward Son, releases on Monday from Dreamspinner Press. But wait, there’s more! This month, Dreamspinner marks its eighth anniversary, and as a result, they’re having sales every week. Starting today and running through next Thursday (May 8–14), all of my Dreamspinner titles will be 35% off. Yes, that includes pre-orders of Wayward Son, and it even includes in-stock paperbacks.

Just for the fun of it, though, here are links to all my ebook titles with the lovely discounted prices. Or, just go HERE and work your way down the list. Great time to grab anything you might have missed! 🙂

Wayward Son ($4.54)
Unfortunate Son ($4.54)
Sand & Water ($4.54)
All in a Day’s Work ($4.54)
Playing Ball ($4.54)
Grand Adventures ($4.54)
Model Student ($2.59)
En Fuego ($2.59)
The Cabin on the Hill” ($1.94)
Chicago” ($1.94)
Sharing Christmas” ($1.94)
Of Holiday Spirits, Wake-Up Calls, and Happily Ever Afters” ($0.97)

COVER REVEAL and Preorders for Wayward Son (Sons, Book 2)

Another gorgeous job by the fabulous Paul Richmond!

WaywardSon_smallIsn’t Mikey pretty? 🙂

The blurb for Wayward Son:

After his move to Atlanta and away from the influence of his conservative parents, Mikey O’Malley finally feels free to be himself: art student, aspiring animator, and out gay man. He has friends, a new job, and not one, but two men interested in him. Cory Lassiter and Jimmy Black have been a happy couple for years, occasionally bringing a twink into their bed, but only for a brief roll in the hay. When Mikey meets the pair, the attraction is immediate, and it runs three ways. Mikey just can’t believe they’d have room in their lives for a permanent addition.

When Mikey’s newfound life is shattered by a lawsuit that accuses him of molesting a child years earlier, he’s determined to face his troubles on his own, but Cory and Jimmy are just as determined that he not have to go it alone. To reconcile his need for independence and his desire for love, Mikey has to learn that being a man isn’t just about standing on your own two feet. It’s about letting yourself lean on the ones who love you.

Wayward Son releases May 11 from Dreamspinner Press.

Preorder links: Ebook || Print

Unfortunate Son Blog Tour Winner, Apartment Hunting, and a Blizzard

First, congratulations to Serena, who won the prize package from the Unfortunate Son blog tour. Thanks to all who participated, and happy reading!

Second, over the weekend, we found a new apartment, so my sister and JP Barnaby and I will be moving in March. Woot! (And now: the packing.)

Third, Ms. Barnaby is stranded in Atlanta because of the Chicago blizzard. Every time she comes to Atlanta, Atlanta tries to keep her. It’s okay, really, Atlanta. In a couple of months, she’ll be here for good!