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


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! 🙂

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. 🙂

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! 🙂

Happy Valentine’s Day!

sparkling rainbow heartI’m one of those eternally optimistic people who can’t bring myself to be cynical about Valentine’s Day. Never mind that I’ve been single for most of them. Yes, V-Day is way overcommercialized, like most holidays, but I find it difficult to look too harshly on a day whose basic purpose is to celebrate love. Romantic love isn’t even the tip of the iceberg of what’s out there. So no matter what your status—single, partnered, or “it’s complicated”—I hope you have a day filled with love. 🙂

To help you celebrate, here are a few discount offers to go toward restocking your selection of romance reading!

  • Dreamspinner Press is offering 20% off everything today (through midnight Eastern time), and for the rest of the month, they’re running a Hearts and Flowers scavenger hunt, with a heart graphic hidden in various places around the web site. Find and click on the graphic, and you’ll get a code for 20% off all the publications by the author whose page the graphic is hidden on.
  • Rainbow eBooks is offering 30% off all new releases today (double the usual Totally Tuesday discount). Also, several standalone items are 50% off, and all Untreed Reads titles are 30% off all month.
  • Samhain Publishing is offering 30% off your entire order all day today. Just use coupon code LOVE12.

I’ll be tweeting/retweeting any other offers I see turn up during the day, so check @shaeconnor or the Twitter feed at the right side of this page for more. 🙂

(Oh, and while you’re shopping, don’t forget you can still get the Never Say Never Valentine’s Day anthology, which includes my short story “Stripped”!)

Heart image via

Release Day! Accidental Love from Amber Allure

My new novella Accidental Love is now available from Amber Allure. The special new release price is just $3.25, so grab it fast! 🙂


College roommates Greg and Keith are polar opposites when it comes to relationships. Greg equates sex with the alcohol and drugs he gave up, while Keith protects his heart by keeping sex strictly casual. At first, neither Greg nor Keith realizes the other is gay, but once they get to know each other better, they feel drawn together, and their developing attraction makes each of them reevaluate his stance on relationships.

Keith starts out thinking he only wants a roommates-with-benefits arrangement, something more than his usual weekend flings but still casual, yet soon he begins to feel more for Greg. Greg’s afraid of what he’s feeling because he has trouble mentally separating sex from the other bad habits that had nearly ruined his life.

Greg’s fears leave him spooked by an impromptu kiss following a game of one-on-one basketball, but that’s nothing compared with how he feels after a dinner date ends with the two men having sex. To help bring Greg back from the edge, Keith opens up his heart, but will it be enough to allow them to move forward together?

A brief excerpt is also available on the sales page. Enjoy! 🙂

Discounts & Giveaways from Dreamspinner Press

My primary publisher, Dreamspinner, has a few specials going on through the end of the month:

  1. The 2011 Advent Calendar set, I’ll Be Home for Christmas, is still just $49.99 if you preorder by November 25. You’ll receive a story a day throughout the month of December, including one from me! 🙂
  2. The We Are Thankful Sale offers 20% off everything on the Dreamspinner website through November 30.
  3. The Dreamspinner Facebook page has a code good for 15% off one order of any size, good for the next year.
  4. And finally, every purchase on the DSP website between now and November 30 enters you in a drawing for a Kindle Fire, with the winner to be drawn on December 1.

Go forth and treat yourself! 🙂

Advent Calendar Pre-orders Available

Aha! Pre-orders are up for the Dreamspinner Press 2011 Advent Calendar set, I’ll Be Home for Christmas. You’ll get 31 stories in all, one delivered each day in December to your bookshelf on the DSP site. The full story list is included under “Excerpts” on the sale page. (My contribution is a short story, Of Holiday Spirits, Wake-Up Calls, and Happily Ever Afters.) 

The full set is $39.99 for the rest of October. It goes to $49.99 after that, and the regular price in December will be $64.99. Individual stories will also be available for purchase in December, but pre-ordering now is by far the best deal. 🙂

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!!

Dreamspinner’s Final May Offers!

To finish off a month of incredible sales and giveaways, Dreamspinner Press is now offering FREE SHIPPING (US or international) on all paperbacks, plus ALL previous Daily Dose sets for just $44.99. That includes Advent 2008, Christmas Dreams; Advent 2009, Mistletoe Madness; Advent 2010, Naughty or Nice; Daily Dose 2009, To Have and to Hold; and Daily Dose 2010, Midsummer’s Nightmare.

 The 20% off all ebooks sale and weekly drawings for an ebook reader of the winner’s choice (Kindle WiFi, NOOK WiFi, or Sony PRS 350SC) are still ongoing. But everything turns into a pumpkin at midnight (Eastern US time) tonight, so act now! Details on the home page!

(Stay tuned: tomorrow’s another new release day!)

Happy Birthday, Dreamspinner!

I missed the first week of this, but better late than never! Dreamspinner Press is celebrating its 4th birthday with several May specials and contests. Now through midnight May 31, 2011, get 20% off all ebooks in the Dreamspinner Press store, and get the 2011 Daily Dose set, First Time for Everything (which includes my story “Chicago”), for just $49.99 through May 25.

There’ll also be a drawing every week for an ebook reader of the winner’s choice (Kindle WiFi, NOOK WiFi, or Sony PRS 350SC), and new specials each week (see below). Be sure to check the Dreamspinner Press homepage May 29, 30, and 31 for 3 special surprises!

Week Two—30% off all ebooks that are turning 3
Far From Home by Madeleine Urban
Alliance in Blood by Ariel Tachna
The Archer by Abigail Roux
Murder Most Gay by John Simpson
Love Ahead by Madeleine Urban & Abigail Roux
Condor One by John Simpson
Sparks Fly by Clare London
Selfless by Michael Powers
Children of Bacchus by Andrew Grey
Cut & Run by Madeleine Urban & Abigail Roux
Task Force by John Simpson
Covenant in Blood by Ariel Tachna
Irish Winter by John Simpson
True Blue by Connie Bailey

Week Three—Download the first book from 7 popular series FREE, a different book each day
Sunday May 15, Condor One by John Simpson
Monday May 16, Litha’s Whim by Amy Lane
Tuesday May 17, Cut & Run by Madeleine Urban & Abigail Roux
Wednesday May 18, Promises by Marie Sexton
Thursday May 19, His Hearth by Mary Calmes
Friday May 20, Love Means… No Shame by Andrew Grey
Saturday May 21, Luke by Jan Irving

Week Four—All Dreamspinner Press Anthology ebooks 50% off!
A Brush of Wings
Games in the Dark
Know When to Hold ’em
Make Me a Match, Vol. 1 & 2
Making Contact
Mr. Right Now
Myths and Magic: Legends of Love
Reflections of Love
Riding Double
Sandals and Sodomy
Sindustry Vol. 1 & 2
Uniform Appeal (includes my story “Discovering Columbus”)