It's been a quite the year, hasn't it? There have been ups, down, bumps, and triumphs. Once more I was able to attend GRL and hang out with the wonderful folks who read and write my genre. I also attended Outlantacon, a Dreamspinner event in Portland, and met up with friends in different locations. Dreamspinner Press published A Matter of When, and Rocky Ridge Books published Manipulation, the fourth book in the Diversion series.
Corruption (Diversion 3) won Best Gay Mystery/Thriller at The Rainbow Awards.
All told it's been a pretty good year. From the bottom of my heart I wish you and yours lots of love, joy, peace, and laughter this holiday season.
The Angel. That’s what the young hustlers call Noah Everett, the man who’ll help them get off the streets. Once a hustler himself, Noah doesn’t take his own good advice, which is, “Don’t let this ruin your life.” Haunted by the past and those he couldn’t save, Noah carefully keeps others at bay until his self-imposed loneliness is shattered by determined, ambitious, but homeless eighteen-year-old Jeremy Kincaid.
A ruthless pimp has targeted Jeremy, but if Noah will fight to get anonymous young men out of the life, he’ll fight harder to keep Jeremy from getting in, even if it means a return to old stomping grounds to make a deal with the devil. To save Jeremy, Noah risks more than just his body. He risks his soul as well, because Willie Carnell, pimp, was once Billy Cordell, Noah’s lover.
Looking for a Holiday romance? Why not three, all tucked up into one volume?
Match for the Holidays boxed set contains the complete texts of The Match Before Christmas, Fanning the Flames, and A Lie I can Live With, which are also available separately.
Adventures in computer dating.
What starts as Barry Richards’ desire for someone to share Christmas grows into an adventure in friendship and a little matchmaking of his own. Now the three-story set: The Match Before Christmas, Fanning the Flames, and A Lie I Can Live With have been combined into a single collection.
Follow Barry and his friends as they navigate the tricky (and often bizarre) world of Internet dating, in their search for love.
The Match Before Christmas
Candlelight, mistletoe, gaily wrapped packages beneath a trimmed tree, and someone to share it with. That's all Barry Richards wants for Christmas. Desperate for a traditional holiday, he creates a profile on "GetaDate.com," in hopes of finding the perfect man in a matter of weeks. One date after another goes sour, while all around him friends are falling in love, and Barry starts to lose faith.
The first snow falls and the world fills with seasonal cheer, all except for Barry, for whom time is running out. Facing the prospect of a lonely holiday, he tries just once more to make The Match Before Christmas.
Fanning the Flames
The man of Barry's dreams has gone from a sugarplum fantasy to sweet reality, thanks to the GLBT dating site GetaDate.com. Introducing a new boyfriend to the family and settling into coupledom aren't the easiest things in the world for a man with little dating experience, but the romantic demands of Valentine's Day are beyond Barry's imagination. His piteous cry for help brings all kinds of suggestions from family and friends. Fully believing he's found the perfect ways to charm his sweetheart, Barry isn't prepared to hear "Achoo " at every turn. Adam's allergic to what? And will sneezes and welts wreck Barry's painstaking plans for Fanning the Flames?
A Lie I Can Live With
A dating site profile faked up to make geeky gamer Otis Tucker more alluring hasn’t done much for his social life, so what does he have to lose by putting his real picture and honest interests online? His pal Barry swears there’s someone out there who will love Otis for himself, extra pounds and all.
Handsome Garret Mims sends “I’d love to meet you!” but takes things so slow Otis is quite sure they’re stopped. Is it really a date if there’s not so much as a kiss between them? Maybe he shouldn’t worry about Garret’s intentions and just enjoy every platonic moment. Instead, Otis could work on finding the missing ingredient for his pumpkin pies before Thanksgiving.
Garret’s up front in every way but one, and Otis may have found a lie he can live with.
I'm thrilled that my work has received four nominations at this year's Reader's Choice Awards!
Allison Cassata's amazing cover artistry for Coffee Shops and Condoms was nominated for Best Cover Art.
Ain't is purdy? Coffee Shops and Condoms is a part of The Real Story Safe Sex Project, and effort launched by award winning author Brent Hartinger to raise awareness about the important of safe sex. These stories are all free downloads, and written by some of your favorite authors. If you're an author and would like to contribute a story, please contact Brent on the site. Vote here.
I'm currently working on book five in the Diversion series, so Lucky has finally, FINALLY admitted that he and Bo are a couple, just in time for them to be nominated as Best Established Couple for book four in the series, Manipulation. Way to go, guys! The Diversion series can be found at Rocky Ridge Books. Vote here:
I am humbled and flattered that the Diversion series is up for Favorite All-Time M/M Series. Thank y'all so much! I'm so happy you're enjoying Bo and Lucky's stories. And by my calculations, there are four more books to come in this series. The Diversion series can be found at Rocky Ridge Books.
I just got the best news! Corruption (Diversion Book 3) won for Best Gay Mystery/Thriller at the 2014 Rainbow Awards.
In honor of the win, from now until January 1, 2015, you can pick up your copy for $1.99 at Rocky Ridge Books. Be sure to click on the special "Rainbow Awards sale price" link.
Renegade biker. Drug runner. Recovering addict. Wanted by the Southeastern Narcotics Bureau. But he isn’t a crook, he’s the law.
SNB Agent Bo Schollenberger’s solved his cases using his brains and not a gun, and with his partner, not alone. Now he’s handed a tough new case involving designer drugs that turn users violent. One false move could end his life as he immerses himself into a motorcycle gang to locate the source. His fate depends on how well he can impersonate someone else. Someone named Cyrus Cooper.
Cyrus is everything Bo Schollenberger isn’t, including the badass enforcer for a smuggling ring. He establishes pecking order with his fists and doesn’t take shit from anybody, not even the undercover agent who comes to help his case.
Simon “Lucky” Harrison’s always been the best, whichever side of the law he was on. Former trafficker turned SNB agent, he damned well ought to be undercover in this motorcycle gang, instead of hanging around the office going crazy with new policies, new people, and “inter-departmental cooperation” that sticks him in a classroom. Yet he’s passed over for the SNB’s biggest case in decades in favor of the rookie who shares his bed. A man Lucky thought he knew.
When survival depends on a web of tangled lies, lines blur, worlds collide, and a high stakes game turns friend to foe. Lucky knows the difference between Bo the agent and Cyrus the outlaw, but does Bo?