Thursday, September 7, 2017

LIVING OUT LOUD is LIVE!

LIVING OUT LOUD, my fourth collaboration with Nyrae Dawn (AKA Riley Hart) is now LIVE!
Hope you love them as much as we do! #friendstolovers #secondchance #standadalone

Available at AMZ (and in KU):
US: http://amzn.to/2gJQuiT
UK: http://amzn.to/2wL0akW




BLURB:
Ben Emerson has lived by his minister father’s rules most of his life. Born into an ultra-conservative church community, he’s finally brave enough to break free and move to San Francisco. Distancing himself certainly helps create a new mindset, but living as an openly gay man takes some getting used to. When he reaches out to Xavier, a childhood friend who lives in the city, Ben isn’t sure how he’ll respond given their thorny history. Ben hopes the familiar connection will help him right some wrongs as well as provide the solace he’s been craving.
Xavier Ramos is who he is, and he doesn’t give a damn what anyone thinks. Whether it’s eyeliner, nail polish, tattoos or his love of hooking up, he uses his body as a form of self-expression but doesn’t let anyone get too close. When Ben reenters his life, Xavier helps him experience the city and feel comfortable in his own skin. Seeing the world through Ben’s eyes, he begins to wonder if he’s also not living as freely as he thought. 
When Xavier challenges Ben’s beliefs about sex, it becomes explosive—for both of them. Xavier breaks apart Ben’s sheltered world and shows him what it’s like to live out loud. The more time they spend together, the more Xavier begins to long for Ben in a different way—one that both surprises and scares him. But real life doesn’t fade into the background, so when Ben’s past comes knocking, old habits are hard to break. Testing the foundation of their deepening connection will take a trust that will either bind them…or tear them apart. 
**Riley Hart writing as Nyrae Dawn
**Ben is from PAINT THE STARS and Xavier is from A HUNDRED THOUSAND WORDS, but LIVING OUT LOUD can be read as a complete standalone.



Thursday, August 17, 2017

LIVING OUT LOUD Blurb and Cover Reveal

Here's the cover for LIVING OUT LOUD, my fourth collab with Nyrae Dawn (AKA Riley Hart). We're so excited for Ben and Xavier's book! Find more info below.





Blurb: 

Ben Emerson has lived by his minister father’s rules most of his life. Born into an ultra-conservative church community, he’s finally brave enough to break free and move to San Francisco. Distancing himself certainly helps create a new mindset, but living as an openly gay man takes some getting used to. When he reaches out to Xavier, a childhood friend who lives in the city, Ben isn’t sure how he’ll respond given their thorny history. Ben hopes the familiar connection will help him right some wrongs as well as provide the solace he’s been craving.

Xavier Ramos is who he is, and he doesn’t give a damn what anyone thinks. Whether it’s eyeliner, nail polish, tattoos or his love of hooking up, he uses his body as a form of self-expression but doesn’t let anyone get too close. When Ben reenters his life, Xavier helps him experience the city and feel comfortable in his own skin. Seeing the world through Ben’s eyes, he begins to wonder if he’s also not living as freely as he thought.

When Xavier challenges Ben’s beliefs about sex, it becomes explosive—for both of them. Xavier breaks apart Ben’s sheltered world and shows him what it’s like to live out loud. The more time they spend together, the more Xavier begins to long for Ben in a different way—one that both surprises and scares him. But real life doesn’t fade into the background, so when Ben’s past comes knocking, old habits are hard to break. Testing the foundation of their deepening connection will take a trust that will either bind them…or tear them apart. 

**Riley Hart writing as Nyrae Dawn

**Ben is from PAINT THE STARS and Xavier is from A HUNDRED THOUSAND WORDS, but LIVING OUT LOUD can be read as a complete standalone.

Release Date: September 8, 2017
Cover Design: X-Potion Designs
Cover Photography: Wander Aguiar Photography
Add to Goodreads: http://tinyurl.com/y98wpjms
No pre-order will be available

Monday, June 26, 2017

REGRET is LIVE

REGRET, Under My Skin #1, in my brand new MM romance series is LIVE!




If you love enemies to lovers or second chance romance, maybe you'll fall in love with Nick and Brin as much as I did! 

Link (available exclusively in Kindle Unlimited): http://amzn.to/2tM0m1g

BLURB:


When Brian “Brin” Schubert’s condo floods, he takes his co-worker up on the offer to stay on his crappy futon for a while. The last thing he expects is for his friend’s roommate to be the one guy he despises the most. The same guy who stomped on his heart senior year of high school. And by the looks of the girl on his arm, the same man who’s still deep inside the closet.

Nicholas Dell never predicted that eleven years later, one of his greatest regrets would show up on his doorstep down on his luck. Nick has made some terrible mistakes—story of his life—and he’s been paying for them ever since. And if the guilt and shame aren’t enough, his first crush had to turn into one of the sexiest men he’s ever laid eyes on.

Nick and Brin have weeks to steer clear of each other. Weeks to avoid strangling each other. But when stubbornness leads to skyrocketing sexual tension, hate-sex doesn’t seem like such an awful way to work through their frustration. Except hate is a powerful emotion, especially when it’s turned inward. And in Nick’s case he’s been drowning in a sea of self-loathing for so long, he can’t see his way out.

As Brin reconnects with Nick, his perception of what really happened in their past begins to change. He’s finally ready to forgive him and take a second chance on the one guy who stirs him like no other. But Nick’s demons are complicated, heart-wrenching…demanding. So devastating, he might never allow himself true happiness—even with the one man who’s always owned his heart.

Friday, June 2, 2017

REGRET Blurb and Cover Reveal


Blurb:

When Brian “Brin” Schubert’s condo floods, he takes his co-worker up on the offer to stay on his crappy futon for a while. The last thing he expects is for his friend’s roommate to be the one guy he despises the most. The same guy who stomped on his heart senior year of high school. And by the looks of the girl on his arm, the same man who’s still deep inside the closet.

Nicholas Dell never predicted that eleven years later, one of his greatest regrets would show up on his doorstep down on his luck. Nick has made some terrible mistakes—story of his life—and he’s been paying for them ever since. And if the guilt and shame aren’t enough, his first crush had to turn into one of the sexiest men he’s ever laid eyes on.

Nick and Brin have weeks to steer clear of each other. Weeks to avoid strangling each other. But when stubbornness leads to skyrocketing sexual tension, hate sex doesn’t seem like such an awful way to work through their frustration. Except hate is a powerful emotion, especially when it’s turned inward. And in Nick’s case he’s been drowning in a sea of self-loathing for so long, he can’t see his way out.

As Brin reconnects with Nick, his perception of what really happened in their past begins to change. He’s finally ready to forgive and take a second chance on the one guy who stirs him like no other. But Nick’s demons are complicated, heart-wrenching…demanding. So devastating, he might never allow himself true happiness—even with the one man who’s always owned his heart.



Cover Designer: Kanaxa
Release date: June 26th, 2017

No pre-order links will be available

**REGRET is book #1 of the new Under My Skin MM Romance series


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.
 



Teasers:




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:

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

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.


PRE-ORDER LINKS:

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!