Whee! Now what do I do with them all?

WooHoo! UPS knocked on my door today and looky at what I got…my free author copies (plus some extras I bought at cost) of ’Til Death Do Us Part. I’m so excited I might have to sit back and re-read the thing (for the 100th time) myself! Not sure what I’m going to do with most of them, and I’m open to suggestions for contest ideas for a few. I …

Guilty Pleasures and “What If?”

All things Pride and Prejudice is one of my guilty pleasures, although I suppose there isn’t really any reason for it to be “guilty,” per se, at least not in regards to the original novel. Ever since I was a teenager, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice has been one of the two books I reread over and over (the other being Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird). In 2003 I …

Seductive Studs – June 27, 2016

The Seductive Studs Blog Hop is a weekly #bloghop for authors, readers, and bloggers of M/M Romance. Click on the blue froggy button located right below the snippet to hop around to this week’s other #SedStud posts. The posts should each include either: 100-150 word excerpt, review, or post about an M/M Romance in the works or already published.   In honor of the upcoming print release of ’Til Death Do Us Part, here is …

Weekend Writing Warriors / #8sunday / June 26, 2016

Weekend Writing Warriors is a weekly hop for writers to share an 8 to 10 sentence snippet of their writing on Sundays. This link will take you to a post including a list of this week’s participants. In honor of its upcoming print release, here are ten sentences from ’Til Death Do Us Part. For context, Military Police have just paid a visit to Sam. Introductions have been made, and they are explaining the purpose of …

Snippet Sunday – June 26, 2016

#SnippetSunday is a Facebook group where you can sample a few sentences from a variety of authors’ works each week. Here are ten lines from ’Til Death Do Us Part, in honor of the upcoming print release. For context, Military Police have paid Sam Miller-Green an unexpected visit. Sam’s fiancé let them in, and Sam has already introduced himself. This is from Sam’s 3rd-person POV: The man with the round face and …

Rainbow Snippets – June 25, 2016

I’ve joined the Rainbow Snippets group on Facebook. From their description: “Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week to share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).” Pretty cool, eh? Don’t forget to “Like” my Facebook page and/or my Facebook profile while you’re over there checking out this fantastic group! Since the …

Flash Preview for Friday, July 1, 2016

I’ve got a little Flash Fiction Friday thing I’m doing. While there isn’t a standard specific definition for this term beyond “extremely short”, for the purposes of my “Flash Fiction Friday” posts it will mean a precisely 100-word story scene (aka “Drabble”) written from a photo prompt. Each Friday, I will post a preview of the image I’ll be using for my bit of flash the following Friday. If you’d like to join me in …

Flash Fiction Friday – June 24, 2016

Flash Fiction: There isn’t a standard specific definition for this term beyond “short”, but for the purposes of this “Flash Fiction Friday” post it will mean a precisely 100-word story scene (aka Drabble) written from a photo prompt. Today’s prompt picture is: This is another Adventures with Harrison and Mason short scene. “Daddy, how do you think it got up there?” Jaxon asked. Harrison cocked his head to the side. “Maybe someone parked in the field …

3 x 3 WiP and Tag, You’re It

Heloise West, the brilliant author of Loose ID’s Heart and Haven series (Hitting Black Ice and Send Lawyers, Guns, & Roses), etc., has tagged me in the 3 x 3 WiP tag-around. I’ve been seeing a version floating around Facebook where just the first line of each of the first three chapters is shared, but this version calls for the first three lines of the first three chapters, so that’s what …

A Sale, Reviews, and Announcements

All Romance eBooks is having a 25% off sale today to celebrate the first day of summer. ’Til Death Do Us Part is included in the sale! Check out this back cover image for the upcoming print release of ’Til Death Do Us Part. As you can see, my short story sequel, From This Day Forward, made it through edits in time to be included in the back of the …

Seductive Studs #06

The Seductive Studs Blog Hop is a weekly #bloghop for authors, readers, and bloggers of M/M Romance. Click on the blue froggy button located right below the snippet to hop around to this week’s other #SedStud posts. The posts should each include either: 100-150 word excerpt, review, or post about an M/M Romance in the works or already published. This week I’m going to give you 157 words from Dreaming of You, the third story in …

Weekend Writing Warriors / #8sunday / 06/19/16

Weekend Writing Warriors is a weekly hop for writers to share an 8 to 10 sentence snippet of their writing on Sundays. This link will take you to a post including a list of this week’s participants. Here are ten sentences from my recent release, ’Til Death Do Us Part: “You know, if the plane goes down we’re all goners anyway.” The color left Sam’s cheeks and Henry felt obliged to add, …

Snippet Sunday #02

#SnippetSunday is a Facebook group where you can sample a few sentences from a variety of authors’ works each week. Here are ten lines from Chapter 1 of ’Til Death Do Us Part, my recent release at JMS Books, LLC: I liked to think of myself as a realistic optimist, or perhaps, more accurately, an optimistic realist. I recognized we were bound by the rules of nature, that facts and statistics were what …

35% Off Ends Tomorrow

JMS Books’ Pride Sale lasts through 6/19, so this weekend is your last chance to save big & contribute to Equality Florida at the same time. Half of JMS Books’ royalties earned during this sale will go to Equality Florida to benefit Pulse victims/families. http://www.jms-books.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=29_105&products_id=1659

Rainbow Snippets #16

I’ve joined the Rainbow Snippets group on Facebook. From their description: “Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week to share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).” Pretty cool, eh? Don’t forget to “Like” my Facebook page and/or my Facebook profile while you’re over there checking out this fantastic group! From my …

Flash Preview for Friday, June 24, 2016

I’ve got a little Flash Fiction Friday thing I’m doing. While there isn’t a standard specific definition for this term beyond “extremely short”, for the purposes of my “Flash Fiction Friday” posts it will mean a precisely 100-word story scene (aka “Drabble”) written from a photo prompt. Each Friday, I will post a preview of the image I’ll be using for my bit of flash the following Friday. If you’d like to join me in …

Flash Fiction Friday – June 17, 2016

Flash Fiction: There isn’t a standard specific definition for this term beyond “short”, but for the purposes of this “Flash Fiction Friday” post it will mean a precisely 100-word story scene (aka Drabble) written from a photo prompt. Today’s prompt picture is: This is another Adventures with Harrison and Mason short scene. Harrison sat straight up in bed, gasping for breath. Mason blinked open his eyes and placed what he hoped was a comforting hand on …

Flashback Scene from Sam’s POV #04 (Chap. 5)

’Til Death Do Us Part is now out in eBook formats through JMS Books, LLC (and all the usual distributors), and will be available in print format on June 30, 2016. This series of blog posts was motivated by a comment from one of the book’s reviewers, Bethany at Rainbow Gold Reviews, who made the comment that she wished the flashback scenes had been from Sam’s POV instead of from Henry’s. The flashback scenes chronicle the …

Seductive Studs #05

The Seductive Studs Blog Hop is a weekly #bloghop for authors, readers, and bloggers of M/M Romance. Click on the blue froggy button located right below the snippet to hop around to this week’s other #SedStud posts. The posts should each include either: 100-150 word excerpt, review, or post about an M/M Romance in the works or already published. This week I’m going to give you 122 words from Dreaming of You, the third story …

Snippet Sunday #01

#SnippetSunday is a Facebook group where you can sample a few sentences from a variety of authors’ works each week. These are the Chapter 1 opening lines for ’Til Death Do Us Part, my recent release at JMS Books, LLC: “Call me when you land, okay, Henry?” “It’ll be something like six-forty tomorrow morning, your time,” I replied. The summer class Sam would be teaching started tomorrow, but he still …