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Cyber Monday Sales and Holiday Reads

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It’s Cyber Monday sale time! Today only, get a 50% rebate on any of my titles at All Romance. That means you can buy any two of my self-published novellas and then use the rebate to pay for the third one!

Links:
Rhythm & Blues
Tongue & Groove
Heart & Soul
All Titles

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Over at the Dreamspinner website, you can get 35% off any ebook through today. All of my Dreamspinner titles are discounted, including two Christmas stories that are available only on the Dreamspinner website.

Links:
“Of Holiday Spirits, Wake-Up Calls, and Happily Ever Afters”
“Sharing Christmas”
All Titles

InFromtheCold_CoversmallButtBabesInBoyland_coverAs a reminder, my holiday short story “In from the Cold” is available at Amazon, either to buy or to read for free as part of Kindle Unlimited. And you can also pick up the Butt Babes in Boyland holiday-themed anthology, which includes my short story “The Half-Life of Pumpkin Pie,” while you’re stocking up at All Romance.

Happy shopping!

Cover and Preorder for Accidental Fall

I’ve been so busy getting things ready for the release of Tongue & Groove that I almost forgot I have another novella coming next month! On September 21, Dreamspinner Press will re-release Accidental Fall (formerly titled Accidental Love when Amber Allure originally published it in 2012). It’s undergone only minor edits in addition to the title change, and Paul Richmond made a lovely new cover for it. 🙂

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So pretty!

You can preorder from Dreamspinner right here. Other links coming soon. 🙂

Updates, We’ve Got Updates!

A quick check-in from the midst of the whirlwind. After a dayjob conference in Denver last week, I spent the weekend working on the next novella (due to my editor the first weekend in June) and helping get ready for the roomie’s (JP Barnaby’s) family to come visit. I’ll be spending this coming weekend in Orlando going to Disney, which cuts into my writing time by a lot, but considering I keep doing a lot of writing on airplanes (2,300 words on the flights to and from Denver), I should be able to make some progress anyway.

(For the record, the tentative release date for Tongue & Groove is August 29.)

Rhythm&Blues_webIn the meantime, I’ve sent the final proof corrections for Rhythm & Blues to the formatter. As soon as that’s done, I’ll get the files uploaded to AllRomance and Draft2Digital, so non-Amazon order links should start showing up soon. Less than a month until release now! (And thank you to those who have pre-ordered so far. <3)

I also have a tentative release date for my next Dreamspinner novella, Accidental Fall, which is a re-release of a former Amber Allure title. Look for that on September 21.

Still to come: a third M/M novella, and then probably an F/F one, if life cooperates. That’ll take me into early 2017, and we’ll see where things go from there. 🙂

Currently writing: Tongue & Groove, M/M novella (~66%)

Keep Track of Me in 2016 (and Beyond)

First up: In case you hadn’t noticed, I have a shiny new header and a shiny new tagline: Romance for Every Heart. The tagline reflects my belief that love is for everyone, and my intent to show that with the stories I write. Even though some of those stories might fall outside your usual reading boundaries, I hope you’ll give them a try. Don’t worry—I have no plans to leave M/M romance behind. 🙂

I’ll also be working on a redesign of the website, and along with the new look, I’ll be launching a newsletter probably later this month. Sign-ups are available right here. I don’t expect to publish more than once a month, and likely less often than that. Expect to find updates on upcoming titles, sneak peeks at cover art, snippets of works in progress, and a giveaway now and then.

So, what kinds of things will I be telling you about? I’m glad you asked!

I have only one firm submission deadline this year. In the fall, I’ll be submitting my (first?) title for the Dreamspun Desires line, Dating the Dad Next Door, with tentative publication slated for late 2017 or early 2018. In the meantime, though, I’ll be working on three primary projects: Help Wanted, an M/F category romance; Out of Bounds, the first in a college-set, sports-centered, crossover series (with M/M, M/F, and F/F titles); and Rhythm & Blues, a set of three thematically related M/M novellas. I might also try to squeeze in a Christmas story. I’ve been jonesing to write one for a while now.

I don’t currently have any firm publication dates during 2016, but after successfully getting In From the Cold published to Amazon in December, I’m working on self-publishing some more second editions. I have a novella and a short story that will revert to me this year and another short story that I already have back. Expect the novella in March, one short story in June, and the other short story in August (dates subject to change). And I plan to have those be available more widely than just Amazon this time!

(I’ll be doing cover art for those too, which is a whole different kind of fun. The novella cover is already done and will debut in the newsletter. :D)

On another note, I’ve decided not to publish guest posts regularly like I have been the past couple of years. I hate to do it, but it’s time I can’t really spare right now. I will still post occasional guest blogs as part of special events (like charity blog hops), so if you have one of those coming up and would like me to host, feel free to shoot me an email. 🙂

 

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. 😀

Release Day for Unfortunate Son!

UnfortunateSon_smallYay, it’s out! Unfortunate Son is now available for sale! Buy links (will add others as they come available):

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

I’m kicking things off with a bang today. I’ll be at the Dreamspinner Press blog all day, talking about the book and series plans and giving away an ebook copy and a few other goodies. I’ll also be taking over the Dreamspinner Twitter account from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for more shenanigans.

Annnnnnd, I’m starting off my blog tour at The Novel Approach with a post about dealing with change and a brief excerpt from the book. Be sure to check in for a chance to win a $25 Dreamspinner gift certificate, a cover flat signed by both me and cover model Travis Irons, and an ebook from my backlist.

I’m also thrilled to note that I already have some great reviews:

Starred review from Library Journal

4.5 stars from MM Good Book Reviews

4.5 stars from Sinfully Reviews

 

Blog Tour for Unfortunate Son

UnfortunateSon_smallStarting on Monday, I’ll be embarking on a 10-site blog tour for the release of Unfortunate Son. I’ll be running a Rafflecopter giveaway as part of the tour, and I hope you’ll join in and check out what I have to say about the book. 🙂

January 12: The Novel Approach

January 14: Joyfully Jay

January 16: Love Bytes

January 18: Andrew Q. Gordon

January 20: The Kimi-chan Experience

January 22: Grace R. Duncan

January 24: The Blogger Girls

January 26: Prism Book Alliance

January 28: Vicktor Alexander

January 30: JP Barnaby

Unfortunate Son Cover Reveal and Preorders!

And we’re up a little early!!

This is a cover reveal two and a half years in the making. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you…

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Cover model is Travis Irons. Photography by feedyoureyes.net. Cover design by Paul Richmond of Dreamspinner Press.

Complete book info below!

Unfortunate Son
Sons: Book One
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release date: January 12, 2015

Five years ago, Evan Day lost his lover in the Afghan sand, and in the fallout, he lost his military career and his family. With help from friends, he reinvented himself as porn star Trevor Hardball, but his scars are hidden, not healed. When Riley Yeats falls into Evan’s lap in a bar, he awakens a part of Evan he’d thought was dead and gone. Evan’s fascinated by the blond and twinky Riley, even though he’s the opposite of Evan’s usual type.

Then Evan’s family reappears his life, and Evan soon learns Riley has his own family-inflicted wounds—ones that make it hard for him to be there for Evan. A disastrous confrontation between Evan and his parents leaves Evan’s mother injured and Evan overcome by anger and fear. Losing his tenuous hold on his emotional control, Evan makes one bad decision after another, but maybe his final fall will be the wake-up call Evan needs to set things right—with his parents, and with Riley.​

Preorder links: Ebook and Paperback

A Major Award! and More Butt Babes

WinnerLGOMG, I am still flailing about this! Playing Ball, the baseball-themed anthology I helped develop with fellow authors Kerry Freeman, Marguerite Labbe, and Kate McMurray, won Best LGBT Anthology/Collection in the Rainbow Awards! We owe a great debt to Dreamspinner Press and Elizabeth North for publishing the book and to Grace McCullough for fabulous editing, as well as to those who nominated for and judged the contest. Woot!

*takes breath*

In other news, the lovely Kage Alan guested at Love Bytes Reviews today to plug our new anthology, Butt Babes in Boyland. He’s giving away a signed copy of the second butts anthology, Butt Ninjas from Hell, so run over and get your entries in!