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Black Friday Sales

Three of my publishers are having sales today, so just about everything I have out there is discounted. Here’s a quick list so you can pick up anything you’re missing! 🙂

Dreamspinner Press (25% off, plus special codes: BlackFriday1, free eBook w/any order of $50+; BlackFriday2, extra 25% off any order of $25+; BlackFriday3, $2 off any order of $20+)

Sand & Water
Ebook || Print

En Fuego
Ebook

Model Student
Ebook

All in a Day’s Work anthology
Ebook || Print

Grand Adventures anthology
Ebook || Print

Playing Ball anthology
Ebook || Print

“Of Holiday Spirits, Wake-Up Calls, and Happily Ever Afters”
Ebook

“Chicago”
Ebook

“The Cabin on the Hill”
Ebook

“Sharing Christmas”
Ebook

Wilde City Press (30% off with code WILDETURKEY)

Butt Ninjas from Hell anthology
Ebook

“Fringes”
Ebook

Amber Allure Press (50% off)

Accidental Love
Ebook

 

Release Day! All in a Day’s Work

It’s here! My latest release, the All in a Day’s Work anthology, is out today from Dreamspinner Press. Check it out…

AllInADaysWork_smallA guy’s got to make a living. He can do it the conventional way—by selling cars, scooping ice cream, or delivering sandwiches—or he can earn his money as a spy, a historical interpreter, or the host of a myth-busting television show. Whether the men in this anthology are working hard to build their own business or performing in drag at a dance hall, every day has the potential for surprises and the chance to satisfy their lust or maybe find something more permanent. For the guys in these stories, what’s all in a day’s work might be anything but what they expected.  

My story is “Ice Cream Dreams”: Gage Albert is working at his Uncle Gordon’s ice cream shop when well-regarded young chef Loren Rey stops by, interested in using the shop’s unique flavors for his new restaurant. Gage plies Loren with samples and banter and soon finds ice cream isn’t the only thing on the menu. After the men share a hot night together, Gage approaches his uncle about Loren’s ideas, but he fears Gordon’s religious nature may mean rejection not just for Loren but also for Gage, who isn’t out to his uncle. Torn between the business and the personal, Gage has to decide if a future with Loren is worth revealing all.

Buy links:

Dreamspinner: Ebook and Paperback
Amazon: Kindle
AllRomance: Ebook
Barnes & Noble: Nook

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!

Holiday Stories Still On Sale

PresentADay_websiteWell, the Christmas in July 99-cent sale for Sand & Water is over (and a great big thank you to everyone who took advantage!), but you can still get a deal on a couple of my other stories with Dreamspinner Press. All holiday-themed books are 25% off this month, so you can pick up my short stories “Sharing Christmas” for $2.24 and “Of Holiday Spirits, Wake-Up Calls, and Happily Ever Afters” for just $1.12.

Be sure to check in at the Dreamspinner site every day for more 99-cent sales, too. I’ve been adding to my TBR pile every day!

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

ChristmasInJuly

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!)

Guest Post: C.R. Guiliano on Dreamspinner Press

Mingling With the Stars

C.R. Guiliano is visiting today with a post about her experiences with Dreamspinner Press, and particularly at the Dreamspinner author workshop last month in Portland, Oregon. It’s a heartfelt and totally deserved tribute.

I have to admit, my very first DDSPlogoreamspinner Workshop was very intimidating. After all, I was among some of the best writers in the m/m genre. I’ve been reading m/m since about early 2010, but only started writing in the genre later that same year.

All along, Dreamspinner was prominent in the books that I enjoyed. I haven’t read a Dreamspinner publication that I did not adore. So, when I submitted my first story to them, needless to say, I was on pins and needles. I honestly didn’t think I was up to their level of expertise.

I learned, after that first story was accepted, that I was better than I thought. Now, two more stories have been accepted, and I’m on the schedule for writing two novels! Have I made the big time? It sure feels like it. Do I think I’m as talented as the stars of Dreamspinner? No, but I’m working towards bettering myself with every story I write.

I learned quickly that Dreamspinner writers are very personable and friendly. I was accepted into the fold with open arms. There is nothing like that feeling… that feeling of belonging somewhere. To be able to say, I am a Dreamspinner author. To be part of a group of writers that have influenced and inspired me to, not only write m/m, but to do it well.

I met so many of my favorite authors, all the while trying not to fangirl, but I think the highlight was meeting Elizabeth North. She is Dreamspinner, and I was so anxious that she like me. Silly, I know. But she was as sweet as she could be, making me feel comfortable and just as important as the stars who have been writing for Dreamspinner for a long time.

I hope that I will continue to be a part of such a wonderful group of authors and I have every intention of continuing to attend the future workshops. I learned a great deal and was very impressed with the panels.

Additionally, I learned about Harmony Ink, Dreamspinner’s YA imprint. I’ve been dabbling in a couple of young adult/new adult stories, and had Cody Kennedy, a Dreamspinner author, encourage me to write them. They are in the process, and I will be submitting them to Harmony Ink when they are done.

This is what I’m talking about. The camaraderie, the encouragement and sharing. This is why I am so impressed with Dreamspinner, and knowing that Elizabeth instilled such openness with her staff and authors.

I may have held in my fangirling with the authors I met, but I cannot help but gush about such a wonderful and heartwarming publisher. After all, what publisher would put together an anthology for two of their authors, with all proceeds going to them, in a matter of months? That right there is why Dreamspinner is the best and I will forever be proud to say I am part of that.

CR Guiliano is an avid reader which logically morphed into the love of writing. She writes in many genres, but is most happy writing the love between two men (or more!) She makes them work hard for their HEA and considers herself an expert in angst. CR finds her favorite form of writing is in serials, where she can continue to write about characters who have captured her heart and hopes have captured her readers as well.

You will usually find CR cuddled up to her laptop creating stories to entertain, inspire and bring your emotions to the surface. CR has a huge warren of plot bunnies that is growing every day and can’t wait to fill out each story idea and share them all with her readers.

CR was proudly nominated in the Goodreads Best Anthology Nominations and was thrilled to be included with the many talented writers from the same Anthology.

CR is a committed advocate for the GLBTQ community and does her best to change society’s attitudes, one mind at a time. You can learn more about CR Guiliano and her stories at the following locations and feel free to drop her line as she loves to hear from anyone interested in her or her writings:

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/CR-Guiliano-Author/243814592322136?ref=hl

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/crguiliano

Author blog: http://crguiliano-author.blogspot.com/

Win a Copy of Butt Ninjas!

Head over to Stumbling Over Chaos today for a chance to win an ebook copy of the Butt Ninjas from Hell anthology!

Butt Ninjas Releases! (And Goes on Tour)

Today’s the day, folks! Wilde City Press presents… Butt Ninjas from Hell!

ButtNinjasFromHell_100dpi_cvrThey move like shadows through the night… when they aren’t tripping over the furniture. Porn stars, holy emissaries, demons, and even just plain humans—ninjas come in all forms and from all kinds of Hell in this erotically charged comedic Wilde City anthology. Whether it’s the world of second-rate television, fluttering ninja stars, obsessions over a bronzy-olive toned soldier, or magic backsides, your authorial guides will take you where few readers have ever dared to go… without protection.

Butt Ninjas from Hell: You’ll Never Hear Them Coming!

Featuring…

Clean Up on Aisle Me! by Shae Connor
Sheathing His Sword by JP Barnaby
Twink Ninja Tiger, Flaxen Buns Of Fury by Kage Alan
Twerk It by Ally Blue
Hell Is Where The Heart Is by Eden Winters
Ninja, Vanish! by Kiernan Kelly
The Soldier And The Vagabond by Jevocas Green
A Ninja Walks Into A Bar by T.C. Blue

Buy link

Also today starts our blog tour. Check us out as we visit these great sites:

April 16: Kimi-Chan Experience 
April 17: Joyfully Jay 
April 18: Bookwhores United 
April 19: The Novel Approach 
April 20: Rainbow Gold Reviews 
April 21: Sinfully Sexy 
April 22: Dawn’s Reading Nook 
April 23: Prism Book Alliance

There will be a Rafflecopter giveaway, so be sure to check in! 🙂

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Butt Ninjas Snippet: Clean Up on Aisle Me!

ButtNinjasFromHell_100dpi_cvrWe’re just a month away now from the release of the Butt Ninjas From Hell anthology, the sort-of sequel to last year’s Butt Pirates from Space. This time around, the anthology has eight contributing authors: returning authors are Kage Alan, T.C. Blue, Kiernan Kelly, and me, and our first-timers are JP Barnaby, Eden Winters, Ally Blue, and Jevocas Green.  The ebook comes out on April 16, with print following a couple of weeks later.

To whet your whistle, here’s a little snippet/tease from my contribution, “Clean Up on Aisle Me!”

“Jonny?”

Bert’s voice still sounded breathy. Jonny waved a hand. “I’ll be fine,” he said. “Just gotta find my equilibrium again. I think it tried to escape to another dimension.”

Bert chuckled as he sat next to Jonny. One of his large hands came to rest in the center of Jonny’s back. “The others are gone, so feel free to catch your breath,” he said. “The first battle’s always the hardest, especially without any real training behind you. You did a great job—”

Energy surged through Jonny, and he spun around in a move worthy of a ninja, landing straddled across Bert’s lap. He grabbed the back of Bert’s head with one hand and used the other to shove that damn mask far enough down that he could get his mouth on Bert’s.

At that moment, Jonny didn’t even care if Bert was gay. He was there, they were there, both of them alive and well and on the correct plane of existence, and damned if Jonny wasn’t going to go for everything he could get.