Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Two Days Left for Rummage Sale

Only two days left for the March Rummage Sale at the GLBT Bookshelf, designed to raise money for the site. If you haven't been there, and have a hankering for good reads at discount prices that promote a good cause, check it out here.

I have two offerings on the bargain table: Tinsel and Frost, a freestanding short story, and Night Watch, a short sequel to The Telling.

Good friend and writing partner PD Singer has A Tool for Change in the listing, a very intriguing short read that I really enjoyed, and she and I both have a story in the anthology Someplace in this World, a collection of stories with the common theme of "home."

Don't miss out on this sale!

Very Good Review at Well Read

Jenre over at Well Read has posted a review of my latest novel, Settling the Score, rating it "Very Good". See review here:

I've always enjoyed her insight and she has the distinction of being the first to host a review of one of my stories, after my very first Sip release The Pirate's Gamble at Torquere Press. Was that really a year and a half ago?

If you'd like to know more about yours truly, she also conducted an interview with me last May. Here's the link. 

Back then she was winding things down, preparing to stop posting on her blog. Am I ever glad she's back!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Thursday, March 24

On Thursday, March 24, I'll be hanging out at Romance for the Rest of Us, Torquere Press' blog, talking writing, future projects, and my latest novel, Settling the Score.

Major spoiler alert, for I'll be posting a an epilogue and a prequel to the story. I hope you can stop by.

It's a work day for me, but I'll be blogging whenever I can:

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Nice Words for Settling the Score

Okay, a story comes out and, as a writer, I bite my nails, worried what readers will think. My latest novel is no exception. Here's what Chris over at Stumbling Over Chaos had to say about Settling the Score:

"Very good m/m romance about a small-town mechanic whose formerly small-town, now Hollywood actor boyfriend dumps and outs him on national television. A Pygmalionesque story unfolds after that, as the mechanic goes to work for a bestselling author with his own axe to grind. My only real problem with the book was a personal one – I always get frustrated by books that use dialect; instead of immersing me, the dialect kept jolting me out of the book."

Thank you, Chris! I feel much better now : )

Here's the link to her site:

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I Wax Poetic

Every Thursday Cryselle's Craziness hosts Thousand Word Thursdays, posting a picture designed to inspire a story between one hundred and one thousand words. Submissions are posted, along with the author's latest news. Though I tried to rein in the impulse and give someone else a chance since I just posted a story on one of those pictures a few weeks ago, that lovely photo of two young men and a football inspired thoughts of friends becoming lovers, bringing out my inner poet.

Here's the link to the poem, First We Were Friends, over at Cryselle's Craziness.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

The 2011 Rainbow Awards!

Elisa Rolle has posted the rules for the 2011 Rainbow Awards and is also seeking judges for the competition. Here's the link to the post on her site.

If you have a GLBT book released between September 2010 and August 2011 that you're interested in entering, or if you'd like to be a judge, please contact Elisa. Only the authors or publisher may enter a book. Here's the Rainbow Boy, a postcard that Elisa sent to last year's winners. I have mine framed, sitting on my dresser.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Cover Artist Extraordinaire

You've heard me speak of Jared before, the talented artist behind the covers of The Telling, Night Watch, and Tinsel and Frost. Now he has his own site with plenty of gorgeous covers to show. If you're a writer in need of a cover, want to spiff up your little corner of the web, or if you just love looking at great cover art, follow this link.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Settling the Score is out!!! Extra scene...

Today Torquere Press released Settling the Score! Find it here with my other Torquere stories:

I've already posted the blurb, so I'd like to share with you a little extra story that fits in a few weeks before the story starts:


Erica relaxed on the new white sectional in her boss's office, stocking feet
resting on the coffee table, sipping a rum and Coke. Good thing Troy was
currently in Cleveland at a book signing. However, she could have gotten
away with watching what he considered trash on his expensive new big screen
TV by telling him it was for research. She could have gotten away with it
anyway, just because Troy epitomized "pushover," not that she took advantage
of that -- much. Except that she'd also managed to talk a man who hated
network programming into buying the state of the art electronics to begin

All for research purposes. Yes, research, that's what it was, because the
show featured the relatively unknown actor who'd won the lead role in
Something to Die For, the latest movie to be adapted from one of Troy's

It wasn't easy being the assistant of a bestselling author, especially not
one as eccentric as Troy Steele, but beneath all the nervous twitches and
prickly exterior beat a heart of pure gold. Too bad he didn't have a special
someone to appreciate his finer qualities.

Erica watched her show, at first outraged by what appeared to be a public
forced outing of the handsome young star, but it didn't take long for her to
figure out that for Riker Sanderson, the world was a stage. He had the
audience eating out of his 'woe is me' little hand in no time.

Dismissing the man as a dime a dozen social-climbing diva, she paused in
turning off the TV when the scene changed to the small town
diamond-in-the-rough thrown over by Mr. Hollywood for all the world to see.

Reading between the lines, and studying the subtle clues in the young man's
very animated face, she deduced that the jilted lover hadn't seen it coming:
the summary dismissal of one no longer needed, sacrificed as a pawn in the
fame game.

The story sounded familiar. This real-life drama bore an eerie similarity to
the plot of Troy's work in progress, which was too autobiographical, in
Erica's well-honed opinion. She hadn't liked the direction the last few
chapters were going -- time to interrupt Troy's pity-party by reminding him
that looking forward beats the hell out of looking back. But first Troy
needed closure, and a chance to come out on top for once. Erica's keen mind
quickly formed the perfect plan.

It's a good thing she could coax her boss into practically anything in the
name of "research," because, although he didn't know it yet, Troy Steele was
about to hire that country boy.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tomorrow is the big day! Settling the Score will be released!

Tomorrow, March 9, Torquere Press will be releasing my latest novel, Settling the Score. I'm excited/happy/terrified/exhausted and nearly every other emotion a human can feel. Here the link to my author page at Torquere, where Settling will shortly join my other works:

Nice words for The Match Before Christmas at ARe Cafe

Whoo-hoo! ARe Cafe posted a nice little review about The Match Before Christmas.

Find it here:

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Another Giveaway

Michele 'N Jeff Reviews are celebrating their first year anniversary, and they're treating readers to free ebooks. Each day they post one (or more). All you have to do is leave a comment to be entered to win a copy.

Today they're giving away a copy of my historical/contemporary/paranormal novel, Duet.

Here's the link:

Be sure to check out the other offered titles while you're there. Several have caught my eye already.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Happy Birthday, Pam!

Birthday greetings go to P.D. Singer, a true friend and one of the crew who keeps me from unleashing totally incomprehensible writing on the world .

Happy Birthday, Pam!

Have a hottie!

Ebook Giveways for Settling the Score - A Novel

As usual whenever I have a new release, I like to offer a few chances for readers to win a copy. Three chances, in this case.

The first is currently being held by Chris at Stumbling Over Chaos. From now until Tuesday, March 8, leave a comment on the post and she'll pick a winner for an ebook copy.
Here's the link:

Say "Hi" to Chaos and Mayhem while you're there, the real life inspirations for Tom I and Tom II in The Match Before Christmas.

The second contest will be held on the Torquere Press Livejournal on Saturday, March 5. I'll be hosting that day, so stop by and hang out with me. Each time a commenter posts, they'll get an entry into the drawing. A winner will be announced on Sunday.

Here the link, but remember that I won't be there until Saturday:

The third copy will be given away at Reviews by Jessewave. I'm not sure of the date, but will let you know as soon as I can.

Stumbling Over Chaos and Reviews by Jessewave both have giveaways by various authors and publishers on a regular basis, so they're great places to hang out.

Here's the link to Wave's:

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Rummage Sale at the GLBT Bookshelf

The GLBT Bookshelf is holding their semi-annual fundraiser, with all proceeds benefiting the site. There's quite a selection of work there this time.

If you've had my short story Tinsel and Frost on your TBR list, now is the time to buy. Not only is it offered as a discount, it's also out of circulation with the former publisher, and the GLBT Bookshelf rummage sale is the only place to find it.

Night Watch, a short sequel to The Telling, is also on the rummage table.

Someplace in this World, an anthology, contains a short side story to The Angel of Thirteenth Street, following rent boy Mark as he returns home.

With so many authors featured, you're sure to find a great bargain on a story you'll love. Check it out, and support the bookshelf. I know several titles have caught my eye.

Here's the link:

Happy shopping!