Sunday, May 24, 2020

New Book, Coming Soon!

I'm happy to announce that, at long last, I have a release date for Drifter, the rocker novel based on novella Highway Man. Folks asked for more, now they'll get it.

Some legends never die.
Killian Desmond met his end in the fiery crash that killed his band, or so the newspapers say. Now a nameless drifter, he plays one pick-up gig after another in a haze of pain and regret, moving on the minute someone says, “You sound like that guy from Trickster.”
Getting outed cost Mike Rose his musical family. A bassist without a band, he’ll play any kind of music to earn a paycheck, but Trickster’s music provides light during the darkest moments of his life.
A chance meeting brings together two lost souls who spark enough heat to set their guitars on fire. Their chemistry, both onstage and off, feels like something written in the words of a song and gives them courage to face life again.
But to seize their future, they have to confront their past.
Every damned, ugly inch of it.

Stay tuned for more information! 

Friday, May 8, 2020

Ready to lose yourself in action, adventure, and romance?

In the recent past I ran a promotion for Diversion Box Set Vol 1, featuring the first three books in the Diversion series: Diversion, Collusion, and Corruption. Many of you took advantage of this deal and asked the question, "Will you run a sale on Vol 2?" This author is all about keeping fans happy and entertained, so the answer is a hearty "Yes!" 

For a limited time, get your copy of Diversion Box Set Vol 2, featuring Manipulation, Redemption, and Reunion for $1.99. That's right. Normally this volume is $8.99, a huge savings, and a great way to lose yourself in the world of Bo, Lucky, and the Southestern Narcotics Bureau. 


Manipulation

Lucky Lucklighter has a new life. His old life wants him back.

Now Bo is missing, and a voice long silenced asks, “Did you miss me?” To get Bo back, Lucky must deal with a devil from his past.


Redemption

The last thing Lucky needs is a phone call from a dangerous man who knows too much, summoning him and Bo back to Mexico for “an early Christmas present.”

Not when the SNB brass asks tough questions, like “How well do you know your partner?”


Reunion

Reunions can be murder.

Family's always been a sticky point for Bo and Lucky--no cards, no holidays, and definitely no introducing partner to family.

Now his father needs a gift only Lucky can give. And Lucky’s family has something that may destroy all he believes:

The truth.


Get yours now at:
Amazon
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Apple Books
Kobo

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Duet, Back Out in the World!

I'm happy to announce that Duet has been launched back out into the world at long last. My contract with the publisher ended, and now Rocky Ridge Books has released it.

Part historical, part paranormal, part contempory, Duet tells the story of a love that stands the test of time.



A heartbroken Highlander, a Druid’s whispered spell, the promise of a future.

A conqueror’s decree couldn’t separate Aillil Callaghan from his Scottish pride. He wears his clan’s forbidden plaid as a badge of honor, living for the day he can restore his family name and overthrow English tyranny.

Fleeing England and persecution, violinist Malcolm Byerly accepts a post in the Highlands as tutor for the sons of Laird Callaghan. He never expects the kilt-wearing force of nature, the Laird’s eldest son, Aillil, or the man’s bitter hatred of all things English, including Malcolm. He doesn’t expect their shared love of music to overcome the barriers between them. Or for their love to be short-lived.

Distraught and alone, Aillil grasps for a second chance at love, and vanishes into Highland legend to await the rebirth of his lover.

Concert violinist Billy Byerly’s arrival at Callaghan Castle feels like coming home, and the gift of an antique violin awakens memories of another time and place. Billy doesn't believe in ghosts, but a dark-haired Highlander haunts his dreams and the antique violin releases tunes he doesn’t remember learning.

But the Lost Laird knows his own.

Available now at Amazon and on KU

Also available at Audible

Friday, April 24, 2020

Suspicion (Diversion 7) Now on Audio!

I'm very happy to report that Suspicion (Diversion 7) has now released at Audible, and I think narrator Darcy Stark did an incredible job of bringing Bo and Lucky to life.

We also included Relation (Diversion 7.1) and Tradition (Diversion 7.2). There are several reasons for that. First, sometimes in a series readers only pick up the novels, not the short stories, and these two are important to the plot. Secondly, yes, I might have brought in more revenue by selling them separately, but it didn't sit right with me for reasons I might post about one day. Thirdly, I love my readers (listeners) and wanted to give you a little something extra.

So, pick up your copy of Suspicion today in audio, along with the bonus material. Too bad it was too late to include them in the ebook too. I mean, who wouldn't want more of Bo's backstory and to meet his family? Or peek in on Bo and Lucky's first true Christmas together?



2018-2019 Rainbow Awards: Best Gay Romantic Suspence

Lucky “Simon Harrison” Lucklighter left behind his criminal past to become one of the best agents in the Southeastern Narcotics Bureau. He’s found a committed partner in fellow agent Bo Schollenberger and built a life.

Now, enemies within the SNB and a friend’s betrayal leave him nowhere to turn—not even to his mentor.

His boss’s life, the future of the SNB, and Lucky’s career depend on him. With the help of his lover, an old enemy turned ally, and a man Lucky thought he’d seen the last of, he must stand and fight for what he believes in.

Even if he has to step outside the law.



Expecting to die while trapped in a Mexican drug tunnel can make a man rethink his life choices.

Bo and Lucky have a home, steady, if dangerous, work, and each other. Maybe even the beginnings of the reconciliation with the Lucklighter clan they promised themselves. The Schollenburgers, though—Bo hasn’t yet opened up that can of worms, near-death experiences or no.

Yet another Thanksgiving approaches with no plans to celebrate with family. Lucky’s willing to wait as long as Bo needs to get up his gumption.

He’s not nearly so patient with the bikers stalking him.



Lucky has dreamed of an old-fashioned Christmas with Bo for years. Unfortunately, something always got in the way. This year is looking unusually promising, though, if they can keep well-intentioned family and work from spoiling the magic of the season. Their first Christmas together will set the bar for years to come, which means blending their favorite traditions and taking the best of both.

Last minute shopping? Bo’s list. Holiday junk food? Lucky’s. Nostalgic Christmas songs? Bo’s. Hiding to avoid the dreaded office Christmas party? Not Bo’s. And while Lucky is up for compromise, he’s got something extra special planned for his partner, something a little bit naughty and whole lot nice.

Get all three at Audible



Saturday, April 18, 2020

Tradition (Diversion 7.2) Now Free at Amazon

I wasn't successful in putting Tradition to permafree at Amazon, but I am running a five-day promotion. That's right, for the next five days, you can grab your very own ebook copy of this short story for free. Bo and Lucky's first Christmas together. What could be better? Oh, yeah. Free. Hurry, though, this is a limitied-time promotion.


Lucky has dreamed of an old-fashioned Christmas with Bo for years. Unfortunately, something always got in the way. This year is looking unusually promising, though, if they can keep well-intentioned family and work from spoiling the magic of the season. Their first Christmas together will set the bar for years to come, which means blending their favorite traditions and taking the best of both.

Last minute shopping? Bo’s list. Holiday junk food? Lucky’s. Nostalgic Christmas songs? Bo’s. Hiding to avoid the dreaded office Christmas party? Not Bo’s. And while Lucky is up for compromise, he’s got something extra special planned for his partner, something a little bit naughty and whole lot nice.

Get Tradition at Amazon

Goodbye to a Great Actor

Some of you might remember me mentioning real life inspirations for some of my characters, others might not, but anyone who has read the Diversion series probably will not be surprised to learn:
Actor Brian Dennehy was my inspiration for Walter Smith, the Director of the Southeastern Narcotics Bureau's Department of Diversion Prevention and Control. And Bo and Lucky's Boss.

Tall, imposing when he wants to be, your favorite uncle when it suits the occasion, Mt. Walter is the glue that holds the department together. Rational, fair, wise, dependable. Everything that a mentor should be. Even in the early days when I first began the series, I had the actor's image firmly in mind.

This week I was sorry to learn that actor Brian Dennehy has passed from this world. My favortie movie of his is Foreign Affairs, with lovely actress Joanne Woodward, an opposites attract movie from 1993 that has a pretty decent message.

Time to get the popcorn and tissues and rewatch an old favorite.

Monday, April 6, 2020

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