Monday, March 27, 2017

THE FAINTEST SPARK is Live!






With Mal's novella, I return to the Disciples of the Road MC and the crew at the Hog's Den. This book will most likely mark the end to the series. 

And since I've gotten asked about Mal's HEA quite a bit over the past couple of years, I figured knowing what happened to him after that fateful night at the end of The Darkest Flame would 

(hopefully) satisfy reader's questions about the Disciples brave and sexy leader. :-) 

P.S. Even Cory and Jude from There You Stand make a cameo.


BLURB:


Malachi O’Rourke spends his years as president of the Disciples of the Road cleaning up his father’s mess, grieving a broken heart, and protecting the men under his charge. Sawyer Malone hasn’t had it easy either since joining the Scorpions. While paying back a personal debt for his club seems gratifying on the surface, he ends up sacrificing way more than he bargained for.

When Mal recognizes that Sawyer is struggling, he offers him needed support. Something about the man’s quiet strength stirs deeply inside him. Sawyer knows he shouldn’t rely on the solace Mal provides, but he’s been the only ray of light in an otherwise bleak few months. So after a tender moment passes between the men, they simply chalk it up to their newfound friendship.

Besides, no one will ever measure up to Mal’s former old lady and Sawyer’s just been through his own tragic ordeal. But when they’re thrust together for a weekend event involving both of their clubs, they can no longer deny their attraction. Except time-honored loyalties and hard-fought tradition will not only force them to risk their standing—but also gamble with their hearts.
 






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Monday, February 20, 2017

PAINT THE STARS is LIVE





The third book in the Free Fall new adult MM series that I co-write with Nyrae Dawn (AKA Riley Hart), is now available at most retailers. This is Ezra and Daevonte's book and it can definitely be read as a standalone.







Blurb: 

Ezra Greene has made a pretty decent life for himself. He has a nice apartment and spends his days doing the one thing he’s always loved—creating art. Despite being somewhat of a grumpy recluse, he’s even made a few loyal friends. When he takes a side job painting a mural at a local holistic center, he can’t help being curious about a certain friendly and self-assured yoga instructor, even if he doesn’t buy into any of that Zen crap. His holier-than-thou family already tried fitting him inside a box, and he swore he’d never be molded into anybody’s belief system again.

For Daevonte Randall, adulthood has worked out pretty well. He’s close to his parents and lives with an awesome roommate. He’s content with weekend hookups, teaching yoga, and taking college courses. What he doesn’t expect is to be so intrigued by the brooding and reserved painter he’s been tasked to stay after hours with at the center. Something fascinates him about Ezra, even after Daevonte’s attempts at flirting gets him friend-zoned on the spot.

As weeks pass, Ezra and Dae get to know each other, and soon their friendship catches fire. But Ezra’s been burned pretty badly before so trust and intimacy has to be earned. Daevonte feels up to the task, but it proves difficult as Ezra continues to keep his emotions in check. Dae’s only willing to wait so long, and when they’re dealt a surprising blow, Ezra needs to decide if love is worth the risk, that is…if it’s not too late.
 



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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

PAINT THE STARS Blurb and Cover Reveal



Release Date: February 20th, 2017
Cover Artist: Natasha Snow


Other retail links will be available the week before release.



**This is book three in the Free Fall series that I co-write with Nyrae Dawn (AKA Riley Hart). We're so excited to bring you Ezra and Dae's story.

Blurb:

Ezra Greene has made a pretty decent life for himself. He has a nice apartment and spends his days doing the one thing he’s always loved—creating art. Despite being somewhat of a grumpy recluse, he’s even made a few loyal friends. When he takes a side job painting a mural at a local holistic center, he can’t help being curious about a certain friendly and self-assured yoga instructor, even if he doesn’t buy into any of that Zen crap. His holier-than-thou family already tried fitting him inside a box, and he swore he’d never be molded into anybody’s belief system again.

For Daevonte Randall, adulthood has worked out pretty well. He’s close to his parents and lives with an awesome roommate. He’s content with weekend hookups, teaching yoga, and taking college courses. What he doesn’t expect is to be so intrigued by the brooding and reserved painter he’s been tasked to stay after hours with at the center. Something fascinates him about Ezra, even after Daevonte’s attempts at flirting gets him friend-zoned on the spot.

As weeks pass, Ezra and Dae get to know each other, and soon their friendship catches fire. But Ezra’s been burned pretty badly before so trust and intimacy has to be earned. Daevonte feels up to the task, but it proves difficult as Ezra continues to keep his emotions in check. Dae’s only willing to wait so long, and when they’re dealt a surprising blow, Ezra needs to decide if love is worth the risk, that is…if it’s not too late.




Friday, January 13, 2017

The Sweetest Goodbye is LIVE





Roadmap to Your Heart #3.5 is LIVE and on sale for $0.99!

Blurb: 


Billie Montgomery was always known as the sick kid with the therapy dog. Dylan Bowden never had two nickels to rub together, let alone a true home to call his own. The two have been best friends since high school. They’re always there for each other, so when Billie opens his own bakery called Montgomery’s Sweets no one supports him better than Dylan.

The business is a success, and Billie figures he’s got everything he needs. Everything except the guy he’s been saving himself for, no matter how often Dylan tells him it’s time to move on. After a night out turns into a sexy exchange between the best friends, they pretend like nothing happened. Besides, Billie’s still holding a torch for somebody else, and Dylan has always been a considerable flirt.


When Billie’s first love unexpectedly breezes through town and life throws him a pretty rough curve ball, will Billie seek solace in the one man he’s pining for, or the only guy who’s ever protected his heart?


Please note: This novella was once part of the It Was Always You charity anthology, which is no longer for sale. The story takes place a few years after The Hardest Fall. Billie first appeared in The Deepest Blue as Callum's brother. This is an adult romance intended for an 18+ audience and can be read as a standalone.




FIND IT HERE:

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Friday, January 6, 2017

The Sweetest Goodbye Cover, Blurb, and Pre-order Info





Roadmap to Your Heart, Book 3.5 releases on January 13th, 2016 and is on sale for $0.99!


Billie Montgomery was always known as the sick kid with the therapy dog. Dylan Bowden never had two nickels to rub together, let alone a true home to call his own. The two have been best friends since high school. They’re always there for each other, so when Billie opens his own bakery called Montgomery’s Sweets no one supports him better than Dylan.

The business is a success, and Billie figures he’s got everything he needs. Everything except the guy he’s been saving himself for, no matter how often Dylan tells him it’s time to move on. After a night out turns into a sexy exchange between the best friends, they pretend like nothing happened. Besides, Billie’s still holding a torch for somebody else, and Dylan has always been a considerable flirt.


When Billie’s first love unexpectedly breezes through town and life throws him a pretty rough curve ball, will Billie seek solace in the one man he’s pining for, or the only guy who’s ever protected his heart?


Please note: This novella was once part of the It Was Always You charity anthology, which is no longer for sale. The story takes place a few years after The Hardest Fall. Billie first appeared in The Deepest Blue as Callum's brother. This is an adult romance intended for an 18+ audience.


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AMZ: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MY56VD1
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/2j6Ry39 

iBooks: http://apple.co/2jIAiSU

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THIS WEEKEND ONLY: The Deepest Blue is also on sale for $0.99, so if you haven't met the Montgomery family, now might be your chance! Grammy will even serve you some sweet tea. ;-)




THE DEEPEST BLUE sale links:

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

What's Coming in 2017

Just wanted to update my readers on news and events for the coming year. 

This past couple of months, I've gone on a sort of unannounced hiatus due to a personal crisis happening in my family, but also just to slow way down and reassess my writing career. I've also decided not to accept any invitations for signings or book events this coming year for much the same reason.

I began writing professionally in 2008 (fiction for myself and non-fiction for a local newspaper) at the same time I also started my own hand-stamped jewerly business. But things really got crazy (and exciting!) in 2013 when I was offered my first publishing contract with Penguin. 

The past three years have been a whirlwind for me. So much so that I've had to suspend my jewelry business indefinitely. I've published fifteen books either through a publishing house or on my own and though I know way more prolific writers, that was a TON of books for me! Not sure if I could or even want to pull that off again. BREATHE, JUST BREATHE. :-)

Not only that, I've been writing in three different categories or genres: adult romance, new adult romance, and male/male romance. All with contempory themes. But before that first contract, I had written several paranormal books that have never seen the light of day.

I can honestly say that I've been struggling this past year to figure out exactly where I "fit". Which genre most calls to me, which is the most lucrative for me in order to help contribute to my family's income, which do I want to continue writing in the foreseeable future? Honestly, I still don't have a definitive answer even though I mostly feel like I'm straddling different audiences/readers and wondering if that's truly the way to go. For me. I'll admit that sometimes I don't feel successful in any of those genres at any given moment. Just keeping it real. ;-)

I do know with certainty that I love writing MM romance and being part of the LGBTQ+ community. I feel like I belong there for many different reasons including personal ones that maybe someday I'll be brave enough to be more vocal about. But many of you already know that I have gay siblings, so I definitely feel a calling to write HEAs for them. They deserve it, after all.

Though if gay romance becomes my focus, I would definitely miss writing hetero romance. I certainly have some ideas in mind, but still may stumble through this year unsure of myself or whether what I write will appeal to anyone. LOL! You're not a writer if you don't have a healthy dose of self-doubt.

 But for those readers hanging in there with me, THANK YOU! It honestly means SO MUCH!

So here's a schedule of my upcoming releases:

THE SWEETEST GOODBYE (Roadmap to Your Heart, book 3.5), releasing in January of 2017. This novella was originally part of a charity anthology called It Was Always You, which is no longer available. FYI: This is Billie's book. Cover reveal coming this week. 


PAINT THE STARS (Free Fall book #3--the M/M series I co-write with Nyrae Dawn), releasing in February  of 2017. This is Ezra's book. Cover reveal coming in the next couple of weeks. 


THE FAINTEST SPARK (Roadmap to Your Heart, book 1.5), releasing in March of 2017. FYI: This is Mal's book and I felt compelled to write it. He appeared in There You Stand and The Darkest Flame and his book will complete the series. 


New series or standlones---to be announced.


That's all, folks! More info to come! XOXO

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Monday, November 21, 2016

THE HARDEST FALL is on SALE!




THE HARDEST FALL, my latest M/M from the Roadmap to Your Heart series, is a $0.99 BookBub deal, so it'll be discounted for a limited time! 

 
If Tate and Sebastian's book has been on your TBR list (drag queen meets conservative businessman), now might be the right time to buy it! ENJOY!wink emoticon

The sale applies to Amazon (US, UK, CA, AU, and IN), Barnes&Noble (the discount will go live asap), and iBooks!




Tuesday, October 4, 2016

It Was Always You is LIVE






IT WAS ALWAYS YOU is LIVE on most retail sites for only $2.99!

SEVEN BRAND NEW NOVELLAS were written for this charity anthology which will only be available until the end of 2016!

We are thrilled to bring you our friends-to-lovers stories. Mine is Billie and Dylan in THE SWEETEST GOODBYE. Billie is Callum's younger brother from The Deepest Blue. And he's definitely all grown up. ;-)

ALL PROCEEDS will be donated to the wonderful LGBTQ youth organization: One-n-Ten!

Find it here: 
Amazon
iBooks
Kobo
Barnes & Noble--keep a lookout for it!

FYI: you'll see Billie's book in the New Year as part of the Roadmap to Your Heart series (#3.5). But for now, I hope you can help us support this very worthy cause!




It Was Always You is LIVE






IT WAS ALWAYS YOU is LIVE on most retail sites for only $2.99!

SEVEN BRAND NEW NOVELLAS were written for this charity anthology which will only be available until the end of 2016!

We are thrilled to bring you our friends-to-lovers stories. Mine is Billie and Dylan in THE SWEETEST GOODBYE. Billie is Callum's younger brother from The Deepest Blue. And he's definitely all grown up. ;-)

ALL PROCEEDS will be donated to the wonderful LGBTQ youth organization: One-n-Ten!

Find it here: 
Amazon
iBooks
Kobo
Barnes & Noble--keep a lookout for it!

FYI: you'll see Billie's book in the New Year as part of the Roadmap to Your Heart series (#3.5). But for now, I hope you can help us support this very worthy cause!




Monday, September 19, 2016

TWELVE TRUTHS AND A LIE is LIVE

My friends-to-lovers contemporary romance, TWELVE TRUTHS AND A LIE is live on all retail sites. 







BLURB:

Aurora Jones has it all—a job she loves as a child and family therapist, supportive friends, and a decent place to live. What she doesn’t have is much luck when it comes to dating men. And not only are her choices terrible, she also hasn’t been boyfriend free since she was a teenager. So she places herself on a sabbatical of sorts. No dating for twelve months.

Cameron Miller has had a crappy year. His girlfriend fell for his best friend and to ease the pain, he drowns his troubles in more booze and women than he can count. When his buddies finally slap some sense into him and urge him to focus on his new position as a special education teacher in an urban school district, he decides to get his act together. 

Away from the prying eyes of their mutual friends, Cameron and Aurora agree to hang out once a week in their newly dubbed Chastity Club. Number of members? Two. It’s a chance to find solace, companionship, and something neither anticipated – a burgeoning attraction. But when Cameron invites Aurora to be his fake date at the reunion his ex-girlfriend and best friend will be attending, their passion ignites. What happens in Chastity Club stays in Chastity Club, right? Until they discover that a year of self-truths might actually lead them to true love.





















TWELVE TRUTHS AND A LIE is LIVE

My friends-to-lovers contemporary romance, TWELVE TRUTHS AND A LIE is live on all retail sites. 







BLURB:

Aurora Jones has it all—a job she loves as a child and family therapist, supportive friends, and a decent place to live. What she doesn’t have is much luck when it comes to dating men. And not only are her choices terrible, she also hasn’t been boyfriend free since she was a teenager. So she places herself on a sabbatical of sorts. No dating for twelve months.

Cameron Miller has had a crappy year. His girlfriend fell for his best friend and to ease the pain, he drowns his troubles in more booze and women than he can count. When his buddies finally slap some sense into him and urge him to focus on his new position as a special education teacher in an urban school district, he decides to get his act together. 

Away from the prying eyes of their mutual friends, Cameron and Aurora agree to hang out once a week in their newly dubbed Chastity Club. Number of members? Two. It’s a chance to find solace, companionship, and something neither anticipated – a burgeoning attraction. But when Cameron invites Aurora to be his fake date at the reunion his ex-girlfriend and best friend will be attending, their passion ignites. What happens in Chastity Club stays in Chastity Club, right? Until they discover that a year of self-truths might actually lead them to true love.





















Friday, September 9, 2016

CHASE THE SUN is LIVE!



This is book #2 in the Free Fall series that I co-write with Nyrae Dawn (AKA Riley Hart) and can be read as a standalone. 


We hope you fall in love with Conner and Jamie as much as we did!

BLURB:

Jamie Tolland has only ever known his small Oregon town. Same job, same friends, same gay bar. He feels obligated to stay, especially as his mother’s illness progresses. But when a situation presents itself in the form of a vintage sports car, he jumps on the chance to not only repair it, but also drive it to its new owner in LA. 

Conner Murphy left Oregon years ago to make his life in West Hollywood. Like his unconventional parents, he’s always been a free spirit, never settling on one job or girl for too long. When he inherits his late uncle’s classic Chevelle, he’s more than happy to let his childhood friend Jamie help.

Jamie and Conner are as different as night and day. Even after years of living far apart, they still have a blast together—but now it’s mixed with an undeniable spark of attraction. Before they know it, they can’t keep their hands off each other. For Conner it’s all new and exciting, but Jamie isn’t the type of guy who takes this sort of intimacy lightly.

Conner soon realizes that Jamie quenches something deep inside of him that no one has before, but he doesn’t know how to handle a real relationship. As Jamie’s time in LA comes to an end, and the more they struggle to get on the same page about their feelings, the more Jamie realizes that trying to tie Conner down is as futile as capturing the sun.


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**CHASE THE SUN will also be available in print in the next couple of weeks.