Category Archives: novel

Dreamspinner Paperback Sale & Preorders for GRL

Attention, GayRomLit attendees! For those who haven’t heard, through this Sunday, September 21, Dreamspinner Press has ALL paperbacks (even ones they don’t normally keep in stock) on sale for 35% off and will deliver your purchases to you in Chicago for no shipping charges. That way, you won’t need to buy on site, and you can order any paperbacks for any authors, including those of us who aren’t registered as authors, or even authors who won’t be attending at all.

To designate your order for pickup at GRL, use the code GRL2014 at checkout.
The offer applies for some books that haven’t officially been released yet, including the All in a Day’s Work anthology, which comes out on Monday. Several of the anthology’s authors will be in attendance at GRL, including Bru Baker, AJ Cousins, and me, of course! You can also order paperbacks of my novel Sand & Water or the Playing Ball or Grand Adventures anthologies.

The 35% discount is available for everyone. You can still order books to be delivered to you directly (with the usual shipping charges). So whether you’ll be in Chicago or not, this is a great chance to stock your bookshelves with old favorites or new reads.

Happy shopping!

It’s My Book-iversary, and I’m Giving Away A Copy!

Sand&WaterLGToday is the third anniversary of the publication of my first novel, Sand & Water. Wheee! To celebrate, I’m offering up one ebook copy in the format of your choice. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and tell me you want it! Here’s the blurb to help you decide if you do. 🙂

Widower John McConnell gets along fine raising his daughter on Georgia’s Tybee Island, though he wouldn’t exactly say he’s happy. Haunted by the memory of his dead wife, John hasn’t considered dating again until he meets Bryan Simmons in the park. It isn’t long before John realizes that what he feels for Bryan could be something real, but how will he know he’s ready to move on?

As John soon discovers, Bryan carries some heavy emotional baggage of his own. With John’s help, Bryan starts to put his demons to rest, and together they lay the foundation for a relationship. It looks like they might finally leave their tragedies behind them—until John takes a misstep that could turn a magical night together into their last.

Christmas in July! Get Sand & Water for Just 99c

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Dreamspinner’s having a Christmas in July sale all month long, and today, you can get my first novel, Sand & Water, in ebook for just 99 cents. Set on Georgia’s Tybee Island, it makes a great beach read. You can even transfer the file directly to your Kindle from the Dreamspinner site. Grab it while it’s cheap! 🙂

Updates and Stuff

redpenimageTwo bits of writing news to share…

First, last week I signed the contract for All in a Day’s Work, an author-driven anthology that will be published in the fall by Dreamspinner Press. My story is “Ice Cream Dreams,” about a college guy helping out in his uncle’s ice cream shop and the up-and-coming young chef who comes in looking for ideas for his new restaurant.

Second, on Friday I submitted my novel Unfortunate Son, which will be book 1 in the Sons series, currently slated for three books (also with Dreamspinner). Tentative publication date will be January/February 2015, and I’m hard at work on book 2, Wayward Son.

(I rewarded myself for submitting by finally buying Amy Lane’s Ethan in Gold. \o/)

I’m also working on my next butt-themed anthology, which deals with pumpkin pie and sex toys. You know, your average Thanskgiving. 😉 A third Sons novel and another butt story will follow.

And then we’ll see what 2015 brings. 🙂

(P.S. I keep a running tally of my projects under the Works in Progress tab, so check in whenever you like!)

Interviewed at Cafe Risque

Cafe Risque logoI had the great fun of being interviewed by my friend Scotty Cade for Spicy Wednesday over at Cafe Risque. We talked about my first novel Sand & Water, which was released a year ago (!!!), as well as about about writing processes, living in the South, and plans for GayRomLit. Come on over and enjoy! 🙂

I’m On Sale!

As part of Dreamspinner Press’s fifth anniversary celebration, all books by authors who signed with them during their fourth year in business are on sale for 25% off this week. That includes me! So head on over and check out (most of) my backlist at a discount. 🙂

Six Sentence Sunday: Sand and Water

Stepping back a bit for a snippet from my first novel, Sand & Water. John’s just figuring out his attraction to Bryan…

John might be reserved overall, but within a relationship, he‟d always been very tactile. And in a flash, his mind filled with images of Bryan’s large, warm palm on his bare skin, running down his chest, tangling through the hair below his navel and moving on to points south.

His face warmed again, and he had to yank his thoughts back in line. The last thing he needed to be doing was sprouting wood in front of Bryan‟s family, or Bryan himself, for that matter. He had to keep a grip on himself for the rest of tonight, at least. Then he could figure out what the hell was going on and maybe even what he was going to do about it.

Get 20% from Dreamspinner

Dreamspinner Press is celebrating the publication of its 1,000th title with a 20% off sale! A different category of books will be available each week for the next five weeks:

March 14–20: All ebook novels (including Sand & Water)
March 21–27: All ebook novellas (including Model Student)
March 28–April 3: All short fiction Daydreams and Nap-size Dreams (including “The Cabin on the Hill,” “Chicago,” “Sharing Christmas,” and “Of Holiday Spirits, Wake-up Calls, and Happily Ever Afters“)
April 4–10: All ebook anthologies (including Uniform Appeal, which contains my story “Discovering Columbus”)
April 11–17: All paperbacks (including Sand & Water and Uniform Appeal)

Have fun stocking up! 🙂

A Free Read, A 5-Star Review, and A Pretty Pretty Picture

While I’m waiting to hear back from the mechanic about car repairs (my car has sprung an oil leak), a few housekeeping notes:

My m/m short “Christening,” part of the Dreamspinner Press Halloween Howl promotion, can be downloaded here, if you haven’t located it on your own yet. 🙂

Musings of a Bookworm gave Sand & Water a lovely 5-star review. A snippet: If you like reading a story about the human condition this is the book for you. It is gentle and stunning and you won’t regret the journey.

And finally, I have beautiful cover art by Reese Dante for my short “In From the Cold,” part of Silver Publishing’s Dreaming of a White Christmas set:

 Oh myyyyy, that’s one blue eye!

(The blurb for the story: When Jeff Young walks into the rural Georgia lodge Neal Owens runs, he’s just looking for a room to escape a frigid December night. What he ends up finding is a new friend, a lover, and maybe more, all wrapped up in one hot package.)

Two Things… Okay, Three Things!

Thing #1: Because several people have asked, yes, I do have seedlings for a sequel to Sand & Water in mind. I’m not foolish enough to make promises (at least not until something is actually written!), but I’d like to revisit John and Bryan just as much as some of you would. 🙂

Thing #2: Dreamspinner Press is the featured publisher at All Romance Ebooks for the rest of this month, which means a 25% rebate on all titles. Go on over and take advantage!

Thing #3: Particularly aimed at those attending GayRomLit next month, the Goodreads M/M Romance Group has put together a free anthology, Don’t Read in the Closet, featuring stories from 27 of the authors who’ll be in attendance. I don’t have a story in the anthology, but that isn’t going to stop me from reading it!!