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All 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! 😉
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.)
And 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.)
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:
(Design by Paul Richmond and Maria Fanning.)
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.
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!
(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:
In case you’ve missed the first two books in the series and want to get caught up, here are the buy links!
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!
Today I’m over at Prism Book Alliance with a post about secondary characters in Unfortunate Son. There’s also an exclusive snippet from book 2, Wayward Son, which features Cory, Jimmy, and Mikey from book 1 and will be out in just a few months. Be sure to go check it out! 🙂
First, a clarification, because this is important. I saw a comment about this, so I wanted to clarify that the US flag in the cover image for Unfortunate Son is not touching the floor. Travis was standing on a paper background drape for the shoot, and while the flag did touch the paper a few times, it was never on the floor. Travis is a military veteran and I’m the daughter and granddaughter of one, so that’s definitely something we paid attention to.
Moving on… more Unfortunate Son blog tour stops! I’ve been to Andrew Q. Gordon’s with a post on writing to a deadline, The Kimi-chan Experience talking about Atlanta as setting, Grace R. Duncan’s to discuss how “The Hero’s Journey” helped me write Unfortunate Son, and The Blogger Girls to talk about how the progression of same-sex marriage legalization could affect gay romance fiction. (The last post went up early, but better early than never!)
And in other news, I’ve completed the first round of edits on Sons book 2, Wayward Son, and I’m deep into work on book 3, Nobody’s Son. Also, the print version of Butt Babes in Boyland is being finalized, and Butt Riders on the Range (with my story “Faux Cowboy”) is in production with the publisher. Release dates to follow as soon as I have them! 🙂
Saturday evening, I had a real-live-in-person book release party for Unfortunate Son, graciously hosted by Burkhart’s here in Atlanta. My cover model, Travis Irons, was on hand along with his awesome boyfriend, and a bunch of wonderful friends from the area came by. Oh yeah, and I sold some books! 🙂
A few pics from the evening. Wish everyone could’ve been there!