Don’t forget…

…that I have books available in the Kindle Unlimited program, so if you’re a KU subscriber you can read the books below for free!

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UNEXPECTED CHRISTMAS | HIS STEADY HEART | ONE MORE CHANCE

Unexpected Christmas is for you if you can’t wait for the holidays. His Steady Heart if you. like me, is a fan of age-gap romance. One More Chance if you want two-for-the-price-of-one books about second chances, because who doesn’t love second chances? 😁

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One More Chance is a box set containing my previously published books Cinnamon Eyes and Promise Me We’ll Be Okay, and it’s currently only available in KU, but will be released widely soon if you’re not a KU-user. I’ll post buy links as soon as I have them 🙂

10-year anniversary!

In July this year, my fabulous publisher JMS Books celebrate their tenth anniversary! Wohooo, congrats to JM Snyder and JMS Books!!

Naturally, they want do so something to celebrate this amazing milestone. Last year for their 9th anniversary, they sent out a submission call for their existing authors to write a story themed on the number 9. Lots of us did that, including me, I wrote 9 Willow Street for it.

This year, they have several things planned for the celebration, and I’m going to tell you about one of them now:

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Wooooot, look at that lovely, lovely cover 😍😍 I love the idea of an anthology showcasing one story from each year, and also anthologies are a great way of trying out new (to me) authors and reading older stories that I might have overlooked for one reason or other.

I’m not just saying that because I have the honor of having a story included in this anthology. Yes, you read that right, one of my stories will be one of the ten featured in this anthology.

Excuse me while I go do a happy-dance 💃💃

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My holiday story Unexpected Christmas was the best-selling short-story of 2018 which is why it’s included, and it makes me so very happy.

The release day for A Decade of Gay Romance is July 1, and it’s available for pre-order now. I’ll post the link below.

But, one story does not a decade make 🙂 I’m in excellent company with nine other authors. Are you curious of which other stories are included?

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Blurb:

JMS Books began in 2010 as a way for of getting a few friends into print. Ten years later, we’ve published more than 2,000 books celebrating LGBTQ+ romance from over 200 authors. A Decade of Gay Romance is a collection of our ten best-selling short stories, one for each year (to date).

From first love to true love, from submission to sensual, from heat to sweet and everything in between, the couples in these stories are sure to keep you turning the pages as you fall in love with them.

With stories by J.M. Snyder, Drew Hunt, JL Merrow, Wayne Mansfield, Terry O’Reilly, Edward Kendrick, Shawn Lane, J.D. Walker, Nell Iris, and Elizabeth Noble, this head-over-heels collection goes beyond bedtime reading. Whether happily ever after or happy for now, there’s an ending for everyone in here!

Contains the stories: My Best Friend’s Dad by J.M. SnyderTwelve Hours I by Drew HuntDead Shot by JL MerrowThe King’s Prize by Wayne MansfieldMy Beagle, the Yenta by Terry O’ReillyLet Go of Loneliness by Edward KendrickAccidentally His by Shawn LaneA-dork-able by J.D. WalkerUnexpected Christmas by Nell Iris, and Home Coming by Elizabeth Noble.

Pre-order at JMS Books (20% off pre-orders)


Over 2000 books, more than 200 authors, and 10 whole years in business, that’s worth celebrating, don’t you agree?

My warmest congratulations to JMS Books. Here’s to another 10 years (at least)! ❤️

Wrapping up 2019

In 2019, I’ve had eleven individual releases and my stories have been featured in three anthologies.

Think about that for a minute.

Yes, one book is a re-release, so “only” ten new stories. Two are under 10K words. The longest book is only 34032 words and a collab with Kris T. Bethke so I only wrote about half of those words because she wrote the rest. But it’s still a lot. It’s still 185 685 words in one year.

I wrote and published my first fantasy and paranormal stories in 2019. And my first M/M/M story. I wrote about 40+ characters, about age gap, about a fluffy bunny shifter, about a party boy who wanted more in life. I wrote about a homophobic family and an awesome ex-wife. I wrote about star-crossed lovers and about the fear that can grip you when you’re at risk of losing the love of your life.

All that…and I still found the time to move across the world.

I mean. Look at this:

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So maybe I don’t need to feel bad for not writing much the last three months of the year (because of the move from Malaysia back to Sweden)? And maybe, we can all agree that this many releases in one year is a bit…excessive?

That being said. OH MAH GAWD, I released eleven books this year. How awesome am I?

Have you read them all? Which one was your favorite?

Thank you, all, for this year, I could never do this without you. I hope you will stay with me for the next year, maybe even for the next, new decade.

Happy New Year to you all. Don’t commit to resolutions you’ll break before February, and if you celebrate the coming of 2020 with a glass of champagne, think of me 😉

Buy links:

Awakening & French Songs | Snowed In: Nen and Anani | All I See | Diving In | His Steady Heart | 9 Willow Street | Team Luker | Of Autumn Leaves and New Beginnings | In My Arms Again | Red Popcorn Strings and Gumball Rings | Four Christmases

Legendary Loves vol 2 | Most Wonderful Time of the Year | 2019 Top Ten Gay Romance

Under the Felt Mistletoe

“This was the cutest, most adorable, sweetest, romantic, just adorable book.”

✅Two adorable guys
✅One quirky, lovable Grampa
✅Out of tune singing that would make Mariah Carey cry
✅homemade Christmas ornaments
✅all the feels

If that’s something that sounds good, may I suggest Under the Felt Mistletoe?

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Buy links

JMS BOOKS | AMAZONAMAZON UK | KOBOITUNESB&N | SMASHWORDS | GOOGLE PLAY | SCRIBD

This is the mood board I made for the story:

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Excerpt:

Sunday arrives with clear skies and no rain, but instead, the temperature has dropped overnight and hovers in the low thirties. I arm myself with a thermos of coffee and dress accordingly: long johns under my orange bellbottom corduroy pants, a long-sleeved t-shirt and a turtleneck layered under my windbreaker, a fluffy scarf wound around my neck and a beanie that makes my hair look ridiculous. It flattens everything under the hat, but at the ribbed cuff, my curls explode in every direction with a vengeance.

A lot of people attend the first market of the season and despite the cold pluming my breath in front of me, everyone is in high spirits and full of holiday cheer. My neighbor to the right, Mrs. Winterbottom — yes, that’s her real name — is dressed as Mrs. Santa and sells magnificent hand-crafted fir wreaths. On my left, Mr. and Mrs. Carruthers sell gold-brushed chocolate pralines that are too pretty to eat and taste even better.

Every vendor plays holiday music, greets the shoppers with a jolly ho-ho-ho, and a comment on the weather. The shoppers, in turn, have deep pockets and are eager to acquire the merchandise. People love my ornaments, and my stuff flies off the table. I will be cleaned out completely before the market closes if this continues. I need to spend more time sewing so I can bring lots more next week.

After a couple hours, huge powdery snowflakes start sailing leisurely from the sky, adding to the holiday feeling. The only downer on this fabulous day is that I ran out of coffee early. Mrs. Winterbottom forgot hers at home, and I shared mine with her. I wouldn’t let my worst enemy go without coffee if I could do something about it.

But in a lull between customers, a savior arrives.

Nelson. Carrying two paper cups in mittened hands.

Warmth flashes in my chest at the sight of him; his shy smile and brown eyes that are warm enough to thaw the thin layer of ice from the pond in the middle of the park where the market is held.

“Hi,” he says, sounding out of breath. “I know you like coffee, but I thought maybe hot chocolate would be nice in this cold?” He holds out of the cups and if we weren’t separated by the table I would show my gratitude by hugging the stuffing out of the man. New acquaintance or not.

“My hero!” I accept the offering, tear off the lid, and inhale. The sweet, slightly bitter aroma makes my mouth water. I take a small sip, but it isn’t too hot to drink so I have some more. I hum in happiness and smile at him. “This is awesome. Thank you so much.”

Nelson’s gaze is glued to my mouth with eyelids heavy and lips parted. “You’ve got …” He sets down his cup and pulls off his red and white mittens, then he leans forward and swipes the pad of his thumb along my upper lip.

I draw a stuttering breath.

“You had chocolate on your lip,” he rasps, his voice so deliciously rumbly I feel it all the way in my bones. “There. All gone.” He does a final sweep before withdrawing.

I can’t help it; my hand flies to my mouth and I finger my lip as though I’m trying to stop the lingering warmth from evaporating.

“Thank you.” My voice is hoarse. Our eyes lock as he picks up the mittens and put them back on. My breathing grows shallow and the Christmas music cacophony and loud buzz of the market-goers fade into the background. All I see is him. All I hear is his breathing.

“Finn. I …”

 

Release day: Four Christmases

fourchristmasesWill a decade-old family feud and long held secrets stand in the way of love?

Auden Whipple is searching for a bit of peace and quiet from his loud family when he stumbles across the neighbor, Porter Eldin. Porter is scorching hot on a freezing Christmas Day, and nothing like Auden expected. A moment shared by the creek, begins a relationship that surprises them both.

As the Christmases pass, Auden and Porter’s relationship deepens. But the obstacle of the unresolved conflict between the Whipples and the Eldins makes Auden worried. Worried to tell his family of his new-found love, worried that the conflict will come between them.

Can two men truly in love help mend fences that have been broken for too long? Can the holiday spirit help Auden and Porter find their happily ever after?

BUY LINKS:

JMS BOOKS (20% OFF UNTIL DECEMBER 27) | AMAZON | AMAZON UK | KOBO | APPLE BOOKS | B&N | GOOGLE PLAY

3 more days…

…until Four Christmases is released, and I thought you might like an excerpt?

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Pre-order links:

JMS Books (20% off until December 27) | Amazon | Amazon UK | Kobo | Apple Books | B&N | Google Play

Excerpt:

The chill is starting to make me feel sluggish and I bounce on my toes and shake out my hands in an attempt to warm up. “How are you not freezing to death?” I ask, gesturing at his hoodie. “You’re not even wearing a hat and you don’t have any hair.”

He chuckles and waggles his eyebrows. “I’m warm-blooded.”

“Mhm.” I sweep my gaze over him, from head to toe. One upside to what he’s wearing is that his clothing doesn’t hide much, and I like what I see. Wide shoulders. A broad chest. Narrow hips, beefy, drool worthy thighs, and muscular calves. I lick my lips before I come to my senses and quickly look away.

He bursts out laughing again. The sudden sound echoes between the trees and scares the birds into silence.

Crap. That was incredibly stupid, gawking at him like that. Especially considering what he just told me. I curl in on myself and hide my face in my scarf. “Sorry,” I mutter. “I didn’t mean to …” I let my voice trail off.

He finishes the sentence for me. “Check me out?”

“Yes. That.” I scowl at my own stupidity.

He takes a step closer to me. “Relax, honey. I’m nothing like them.” He lets his gaze fall to my lips.

“Honey?”

“We have more in common than you think.”

My mouth falls open, but he shuts it carefully with a finger under my chin. He doesn’t remove his hand immediately; instead, he runs his finger through my soft beard, sending shivers down my neck.

He’s a little taller than me, and I like that. He’s broader, too, and rugged, all muscles and power. He makes me feel small next to him, but he’s not threatening. He holds himself in a way that tells me he’s aware of his strength, knows he can be intimidating, and doing his best not to scare me. His laughter is disarming, there’s something sensitive about his mouth, and his eyes are kind.

I can’t stop staring at him.

“You were very cute as a teenager,” he says, voice low and rumbly in his chest. “All gangly limbs and adorable awkwardness. And you grew up nice. Real nice.” After a final caress to my chin, he lets his arm fall to his side.

“You … you thought I was cute?”

He nods. “And interesting. I always wondered what you were drawing in that sketchbook you carried around everywhere.”

I don’t know what to say to that. I never noticed him paying me any attention — I never notice anyone paying me attention — and never thought about him like that when we were still somewhat on speaking terms. I don’t think I’ve seen him once since I went to college. “I still carry my sketchbook around,” I say, fighting the urge to roll my eyes at myself. My conversation skills are non-existent today.

“Are you an artist?”

“Yes. No!” I shake my head. “Um, maybe?”

“What does that mean?”

“It means I am an artist, but I have a day job to survive. At a desk. It’s boring and unfulfilling but it pays my bills. My dream is to illustrate children’s books, though. They are magical and make everyone happy.”

He smiles. “Have you ever done something like that?”

I shake my head. “Not really. I mean, I’ve done some covers for children’s books and I do other book covers, too, for indie authors mostly. But I keep trying.”

“I’d love to see your work some time.”

“You would?”

He nods.

“Okay.” Does he mean that? I hope he means that, I so want to see him again.


Four Christmases is also a part of a JMS Trio: Most Wonderful Time of the Year that also features stories by the lovely K.L. Noone and R.W. Clinger. So if you want a budget friendly solution, check out this collection.

mostwonderfultimeMost Wonderful Time of the Year contains three contemporary M/M holiday romances just in time for Christmas! Contains the stories:

Four Christmases by Nell Iris: Will a decade-old family feud and long held secrets stand in the way of love? Auden looks for peace and quiet when he meets Porter who’s nothing like Auden expected. A moment shared begins a surprising liaison. As their relationship deepens, Auden worries that the conflict between their two families will come between them. Can the holiday spirit help them find their happily ever after?

Gingerbread Dreams by K.L. Noone: Nate’s never entered a televised baking competition before. He’s good at gingerbread and adores the holidays. But one judge has a reputation for ice-cold critiques. Marcus demands perfection. Audiences love it, but he’s tired of being the bad guy. And Nate’s ginger treats make him want more. But they’ll have to resist temptation during the competition to achieve their Gingerbread Dreams …

Keeping Up with the Icicles by R.W. Clinger: Jonah Icicle and his boyfriend Sandy travel to Lake Erie to spend Christmas with Jonah’s family. But his pushy mother has a special gift for him: his ex-boyfriend, NFL quarterback Ricky, is in town and will be spending the holidays with them! Worse, she wants him to dump Sandy and marry the quarterback. Jonah finds himself torn between the two men. Which boyfriend will it be, new or old?

Pre-order link:

JMS Books (20% off until December 27)

Is the weather outside frightful?

…and are you spending all your heard-earned money on Christmas gifts and your budget doesn’t allow for frivolous book purchases for yourself?

If the answer to those questions are yes, and you are a Kindle Unlimited subscriber, you can always cheer yourself up by reading my Christmas story Unexpected Christmas without paying extra – it’s included in your KU subscription.

So why not take an hour for yourself with a nice cup of tea (or heck, glass of wine – it is Friday after all!) and curl up on the couch with Ax and Daniel’s story?

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If you don’t have KU and want to splurge on a story about Daniel who has a tendency to blurt out what’s on his mind without thinking, and Ax who looks like a dangerous ax-murderer but really is a giant teddy-bear, here are the rest of the buy links:

JMS BooksAmazon UK | Google Play |B&N | Kobo | iTunes | Smashwords | Scribd

Red Popcorn Strings and Gumball Rings

I went on a trip this weekend: I took a train to my daughter and her BF and spent a few days in her company. We set up her tree, listened to Christmas music, drank glögg, and enjoyed each other’s company. It was a glorious time.

However, I left my computer at home and completely forgot to schedule a new release post for Saturday and the re-release of Red Popcorn Strings and Gumball Rings. I mean…who does that?? Ah well, sh*t happens and all that.

So…if you’ve missed it: Red Popcorn Strings and Gumball Rings is now available again after having been out of print since late May when I pulled it from Dreamspinner Press.

Yay!! Casey and Ellis have a special place in my heart, so I’m glad they’re out in the wild again 🎉🎉

If you want:
established couple👨‍❤️‍👨
ugly Christmas tree 🍿🎄
Southern insults🤬
creative gifts💍
heart-melting romance💓
 

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BUY LINKS/ADD TO GOODREADS:

JMS BOOKS | AMAZONAMAZON UK | KOBO | ITUNES | B&N | GOOGLE PLAY|

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3 more days…

…until the re-release of Red Popcorn Strings and Gumball Rings! Yay, I can’t wait for Casey and Ellis to be back out in the world again!

If you already bought it back when it was released by Dreamspinner Press, you don’t need to buy it again (because the changes are very minor and only edits) unless you want the new, cute cover of course! But if you haven’t read it, here are the pre-order links:

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RE-RELEASE DATE: DECEMBER 7, 2019

PRE-ORDER LINKS:

JMS BOOKS | AMAZONAMAZON UK | KOBO | ITUNES | B&N | GOOGLE PLAY|


If you need an excerpt to help you decide: 

Back out by the door, he got down on the floor to put his sneakers on — no shoes inside, thank you very much — and noticed something under the Christmas tree.

He abandoned the worn sneakers and knee-walked over to check the item. It wasn’t very big, so he got down on all fours to see better.

It was a ball: a little bigger than a ping-pong ball and wrapped in newspaper. It hadn’t been there yesterday when they’d gone to bed, so Ellis must have sneaked it under the tree this morning.

He sat back on his heels and his hand flew to his mouth.

Ellis had gotten him a gift for Christmas!

Tears welled up in his eyes and spilled down his cheeks. He didn’t wipe them away; he just sat there. Staring at the newspaper-covered ball.

What could it be?

He threw himself on his stomach and crawled as close as he could while making sure not to tangle his hair in the low-hanging branches. A message scrawled with a red marker in Ellis’s almost illegible writing greeted him: merry xmass boo.

Next to the writing, he’d also drawn a small, crooked heart, with one arch much bigger than the other.

Casey couldn’t keep his hands off it. He traced the heart with his finger, wanting nothing more than to tear off the paper and see what Ellis had gotten him. But he didn’t, of course.

Instead, he crossed his arms on the floor in front of him and rested his head down. Watching the present, he exhaled a shuddering breath and closed his eyes.

He still had no idea what to give Ellis tomorrow. Considering he had absolutely no money, what could he buy?

Untangling one of his hands, he reached out and enveloped the ball, but resisted the urge to shake it. He just held it in his hand, and somehow it made him feel closer to Ellis.

He shouldn’t be surprised that Ellis had gotten him a present. He knew how much Casey loved Christmas, how desperately he missed his mother, and was sad that there wouldn’t be any knitted socks wrapped in plain brown paper for either of them this year.

Of course, he’d found a way to cheer Casey up.

Casey let go of the present and wiggled his way out from under the tree. He supposed he could always resort to giving Ellis stupid coupons like he’d given his momma when he was a kid. But instead of one month of doing the dishes, it could be stuff like one hour of hard ass-fucking or a promise of rimming Ellis until he screamed Casey’s name and shot his spunk all over the place. He could even draw dirty pictures on the coupons to illustrate the gifts.

He nodded to himself. It would have to do. But next year he’d buy Ellis a real present.

Casey jumped off the floor, took one last longing look at the ball before he pulled on his shoes and went out for his run.

Cover reveal and Black Friday Sale!

I hope you had a good day yesterday, whether you celebrated Thanksgiving, had an ordinary Thursday, or like me: unpacked the stuff that finally came on the boat from Malaysia 😀

Today is Friday, and of course my publisher JMS Books has a Black Friday sale. And as always, it includes pre-orders, like for example for my upcoming Christmas story Four Christmases.

Let’s start by looking at the cover of said story! Isn’t it pretty?

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Will a decade-old family feud and long held secrets stand in the way of love?

Auden Whipple is searching for a bit of peace and quiet from his loud family when he stumbles across the neighbor, Porter Eldin. Porter is scorching hot on a freezing Christmas Day, and nothing like Auden expected. A moment shared by the creek, begins a relationship that surprises them both.

As the Christmases pass, Auden and Porter’s relationship deepens. But the obstacle of the unresolved conflict between the Whipples and the Eldins makes Auden worried. Worried to tell his family of his new-found love, worried that the conflict will come between them.

Can two men truly in love help mend fences that have been broken for too long? Can the holiday spirit help Auden and Porter find their happily ever after?

RELEASE DATE: DECEMBER 21


But now for the sale part of this blog post. I’ve already done a lot of shopping today on Black Friday (because I just moved across the world and a huge sale like this is great when you have a long list of things you need to buy!) so I don’t know if my budget allows any books. Maybe if I’m good and do some unpacking, I can reward myself with book shopping? Whaddaya say?

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Today and tomorrow, all ebooks at JMS Books are 60% off and all paperbacks are $8!! Which means all my ebooks are available at 60% off!!

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So why not pre-order the re-release of Red Popcorn Strings and Gumball Rings for $1.20, or Four Christmases for $1.60, or 2019 Top Ten Gay Romance (which includes my story Awakenings & French Songs and nine other stories) for only $2.40?

And if you like paperbacks, Finding The One is only eight bucks!!

Here’s a link to my author page at JMS Books so you can browse all my books. Happy shopping!