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 …

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 …

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 …

Rainbow Snippets #15

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! In celebration …

Rainbow Snippets #14

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! Today I’m …

Review “Roundup” – ’Til Death Do Us Part

I put the dreaded scare quotes around “Roundup” in the title since there’s only one more that’s trickled in since my last Review Roundup post (not counting a repost of the only negative one I’ve seen on a blog, a full month after the first time they posted it… not sure why they did that). Anyway, I’m still expecting three more review sites to post something. Two blogs that requested copies, saying they …

Seductive Studs #03

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 188 words (slightly over the preferred range) from a …

Rainbow Snippets #13

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! Today I’m …

From This Day Forward

Last night I finished up a short story that is a direct sequel to ’Til Death Do Us Part. Beta readers are currently working it over, then I’ll give it a final polish before submitting it. In ’Til Death, there’s a scene near the end where Sam tells Henry that they’ve been invited to a picnic to be hosted by Bill, the biology department chairman at the university where Sam …

Seductive Studs #02

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 a M/M Romance in the works or already published. This week I’m going to give you a snippet from my recent release at JMS Books, ’Til Death …

Flashback Scene from Sam’s POV #03 (Chap. 4)

’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 #01

The Seductive Studs Blog Hop is a weekly #bloghop for authors, readers, and bloggers of M/M Romance. Click on the blue froggy button at the bottom to hop around to this week’s other #SedStud posts. The posts should each include either: 100-150 word excerpt, review, or post about a M/M Romance in the works or already published. For my bright and shiny very first Seductive Studs post, I’ll post an excerpt from a …

Rainbow Snippets #11

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! I’ve been …

Rainbow Snippets #10

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! Lately I’ve …

7-7-7 WIP Challenge

So, Heloise West tagged me to take the 7-7-7 WIP challenge. Don’t know what that is? The rules are as follows: Go to page 7 (or page 77) of one of your WIPs. Go to the seventh line on that page and share the next seven sentences. Then pay it forward by tagging seven more writers to continue the challenge. I have two WIPs going right now. One is titled From …

Flash Fiction Friday #06 – ’Til Death Do Us Part

Flash Fiction: There isn’t a standard specific definition for this term beyond “extremely short”, but for the purposes of my “Flash Fiction Friday” posts it will mean a precisely 100-word story scene written from a photo prompt. Today’s prompt picture is: Since the men in this painting match both the coloring and relative sizes of the main characters in my recent release, ’Til Death Do Us Part, I thought I’d make up a bonus scene featuring …

More Reviews for ’Til Death Do Us Part

A couple more reviews have come in for ’Til Death Do Us Part since I did a Review Roundup post back on April 28th. Sadonna at “The Novel Approach” and Giles West at “multitaskingmomma” each had nice things to say about the book. Excerpt from a Review by Sadonna of “The Novel Approach” 4 out of 5 stars This book is just really well written. There was drama and suspense that …

Review Roundup – ’Til Death Do Us Part

Excerpt from a Review by Dyllan of “Gay Book Reviews” 4.5 out of 5 stars — “Recommended Read” I really, really, really liked this story. The author sets the pace well, and we are able to get to know the characters and how they are dealing with everything since the crash. The day-by-day at the island sometimes cracked me up, and at others had me at a point of tears. Henry, Garret, Devon …

Flashback Scene from Sam’s POV #02 (Chap. 3)

’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. Back on April 17th I posted one of the flashback scenes from ’Til Death Do Us Part, rewritten to be from Sam’s POV instead of Henry’s (in the book, all the flashback scenes are told from Henry’s POV). This was motivated by a comment …

Flashback Scene from Sam’s POV #01 (Chap. 2)

’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 this coming June. I’ve enjoyed reading the blog reviews since they’ve all been complimentary. There are five of them so far (click the cover image for links and quotes), with eight more expected, and feelers out for others. One of the reviewers, Bethany at …

Rainbow Snippets #07

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! Today I’m …

Wednesday Words #01 (PT’s #68) – ’Til Death Do Us Part

I recently started following PT Wyant’s blog, Novel Notes, and stumbled across PT’s post today titled Wednesday Words #68 (4/13/2016). Number 68, so obviously this is something PT’s been doing for a while now. Anyway, the idea is that a few prompt words will be posted just after midnight, eastern time, and followers of the blog are encouraged to write a bit of flash fiction (approx. 500 words) using those …

Rainbow Snippets #06

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! …

A Great Review and an Announcement

I’m cautiously pleased with how things are going so far with the release of my new book, ’Til Death Do Us Part. It’s been submitted for review at a number of review sites/blogs, and one has come through so far, but more have been promised. Dyllan at Gay Book Reviews gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars, and designated it a “Recommended Read.” Here’s a short excerpt from the review: “I …

It’s Release Day!

I’m pretty excited to announce my first release day in almost seven years! I’ve received some positive feedback on the story, and I’m very proud of it. For this first week you can get it for 20% off if you buy direct from the publisher, JMS Books. After that, it’ll be regularly priced at $5.99. It’s novel length, coming in at upwards of 70K words, with 215 pages in PDF …

Rainbow Snippets #05

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 while you’re over there checking out this fantastic group! I contemplated sharing a …

Two More Days!

Only two more days before ’Til Death Do Us Part is available for download! This is my first new book since Cultivating Love was published by Loose ID back in June of 2009. I had a long stretch of “real life” keeping me from being able to find the time/space to write, but it feels good to be back. The excerpt in the image, above, is taken from the story’s prologue. …

30% Off Sale at JMS Books, LLC

Fantastic bargain today and tomorrow at JMS Books, LLC. Take 30% off everything! One of the best things about buying direct from JMS is you don’t have to choose which format to buy, you automatically get the full set (EPUB, MOBI, PDF, HTML). I highly recommend any avid (or simply curious) M/M reader go check out their offerings. I just took advantage of this deal, myself, with a couple purchases (And This …

Rainbow Snippet – ’Til Death Do Us Part

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 while you’re over there checking out this fantastic group! This …