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.
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! 🙂
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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.)
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!!
(Despite the lingering con crud!)
Man Oh Man Reviews has an interview with me up, and Sand & Water has jumped up to #2 on the Rainbow eBooks bestsellers list! (I’d throw rocks at Mary Calmes, but I liked After the Sunset too much for that. LOL)
I might even get a Friday Feedbag post up at some point today…
Back home after an incredibly busy, very tiring, and hugely fun Dragon*Con weekend! I was thrilled to get to meet a bunch of other M/M authors and spend a few hours talking with them, plus the readers and others who came by to say hi. I even sold a couple of books, woo! I’ll try to get into a little more detail after I’ve had time to rest up a bit. 🙂
Of course, D*C made me a day late on this, but Lou Sylvre was nice enough to feature me at her blog yesterday. She asked some great questions, and she assured me my answers didn’t come across as fuzzy-headed as I was feeling when I wrote them up Saturday afternoon! She also has information on Sand & Water, including a couple of excerpts. Stop by and check it out!
And finally, I’m pleased to announce that Silver Publishing will be including my short story “In From The Cold” in their 25 Days of Christmas collection in December!
Kind of ridiculously excited to see Sand & Water at #4 on the bestseller list at Rainbow Ebooks! I didn’t even think to check until today, so it might’ve been higher at some point, but that’s still pretty awesome to see!
It’s also #7 on Dreamspinner’s bestsellers list. Wheee!
I’m this week’s New Author Sunday feature over at SJD Peterson’s blog. She’ll be posting information about the book (today), an interview with me (Tuesday), and an excerpt (Wednesday). I’ll post links as the posts appear!
I’m also participating in The Romance Studio’s End of Summer Bash, offering an ebook copy of Sand & Water. Come on over and enter to win! You could also win a Nook just by leaving a comment on any post. 🙂
This is the kind of thing that makes you giggle. On Amazon, under Books > Gay & Lesbian > Literature & Fiction > Fiction > Gay:
Much amused to see that Sand & Water is showing up at #1 on the Amazon Kindle bestsellers list… for Spanish-language contemporary romance.
(Don’t care that it’s the wrong classification. I screencapped that sucker anyway!)