Cover reveal and sale reminder!

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JMS Books Black Friday super sale is still going on, you have all day today to hurry over there and go wild!

And if you click this link that will take you to my author page on JMS Books, you will notice three new books up for pre-order I haven’t shown you. So I thought I’d do that today. Ready? 🙂

I have told you before about Snowed In: Nen and Anani (click here to see some inspirational pictures), my first foray into fantasy land. It’s a part of a themed release by JMS Books where several of their published authors have written a story about main characters being snowed in together. They all have the same cover, and they’re all named Snowed In: [MC1 and MC2]. I had planned on waiting until next week to show you the cover, but since it’s part of the sale, I’m doing it now!

Look!! I love the colors, and it’s so pretty (even though the guys look nothing like Nen and Anani, but that’s okay! 🙂 )

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”It is time to go to my son.”

Nen waited to hear those words from the Vasilissa for fifteen rotations, since that time the snow wouldn’t stop falling. But now that he’s about to meet Anani, the love of his life, again, he’s afraid. What if Anani doesn’t feel the same anymore?

Anani, the guardian of the water element, was only seventeen when he was banished from his mother’s court. Heartbroken that he couldn’t be with the one he loved, he lost control over his emotions and his power. No matter what he tried, the snow wouldn’t stop and as a last resort he was sent away.

When they finally meet again, Anani is hopeful but disillusioned. The law that kept them apart hasn’t changed. How will they be able to find their happily ever after?

And what happens when the snow starts falling again?

Pre-order now at JMS Books

It’s M/M fantasy, 22312 words, and release day is February 16, 2019.

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A second story I haven’t shown you, or even talked about. I wrote a super short story and signed a contract for it last week for JMS Books “Hot Flash” releases. A “Hot Flash” is no more than 5000 words and they all have the same cover (sort of, there are gender and race versions).

Even though it’s called HOT flash, mine isn’t erotic. It’s emotional and romantic, like all my stories.

The story is called All I See. It’s contemporary, 4633 words short, and you can pre-order it now and then wait and wait and wait until March 30, 2019, when till will be released into the wild. At 60% off it’s only FORTY CENTS!

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Theo and Kieran have been together for five years. They’re very happy…behind closed doors. Theo accepted from the start that Kieran isn’t out to his conservative parents and has a lot to lose if they find out about his sexuality.

But a moment of sadness at a wedding changes things. Theo is faced with a decision: live the rest of his life in secret…or break it off.

Or is there a third alternative?

Pre-order now at JMS Books.

 

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Finally, one last new thing: Awakenings and French Songs. It doesn’t have a cover yet, but JMS made it available for pre-order anyway so y’all can buy it super cheap. It’s a M/M contemporary story, 11120 words, release day January 12, 2019.

Blurb:

An existential awakening and lots of French chansons equal a favorite neighbor seen in a new light.

Iggy Wilker never expected his 36th birthday to turn into an existential crisis. When Iggy’s friends celebrate him with his usual favorite pastime—drinking, dancing, and willing guys—he suddenly wants nothing to do with any of it. He’s fed up and ready for something else. The question is what?

Ronan Clenney has had his eye on his neighbor forever, but as a single father of a precocious eleven-year-old, he’s never believed he stands a chance. But over a late-night cup of tea, it seems that circumstances have changed. Is this the right time, finally?

Iggy has never believed in romance, but can Ronan show him he’s wrong? That love is a real thing?

Pre-order at JMS Books.

 

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Lots of good stuff for you! 🙂

I’ve also taken advantage of the sale. I bought Kris T. Bethke’s Snowed In story about Jonah and Cooper,  her Christmas story (Twas the Play Before Christmas) and her Hot Flash (Something New). And Addison Albright’s Christmas story (Deja Vu), her Hot Flash (Okay, then), and The Choice, book 2 in her The Faction series. Sales are also a great time to try new authors, so I bought Revelry by KL Noone and Return to Sender by Roberta Blablanski. And a couple old favorite authors: JM Snyder (Accidentally on Purpose) and Sarah Hadley Brook (Brownies Are the Way to a Man’s Heart).

All that for less than eleven bucks! Wohoo!

Happy shopping!

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Cover reveal and pre-order

Christmas is coming, and with that: the holiday books!! Wohoo, I love holiday books and I read tons of them each year. I’ve already started, but it’s mostly re-reads so far. Some of my favorite authors release holiday stories this year, for example Addison Albright, Kris T. Bethke, and Amy Aislin, and I’m really looking forward to them.

I also have a book coming out, of course. But this year it’s only one holiday story instead of three like last year. Today, I reveal the cover and provide you with pre-order links so you can exercise your one-click finger immediately 🙂

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Under the Felt Mistletoe

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Blurb:

The most wonderful time of the year is about to get even better.

On a cold, rainy December morning, Finn’s beloved Grampa, his best friend and rock, makes a friend outside their home who he invites for coffee. The last thing Finn expects is Nelson, a man with a painful past, who is beautiful and generous and turns Finn’s knees into jelly.

What starts out as a chance to get out of the rain, soon becomes more as Nelson helps Finn get ready for the Christmas market. They bond over coffee and fabric and Mariah Carey. Can handmade Christmas ornaments and an understanding heart give Nelson the love he’s been denied?

RELEASE DATE: DECEMBER 8, 2018

Pre-order now: JMS Books | Amazon

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Isn’t the cover adorable?? I love it so much, especially the cute guy, the wintery feeling, and the lovely font used for the word “Mistletoe.” That guy is Finn. Don’t believe me? Read this excerpt and see for yourself! ⬇️

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…”

 

2018 Top Ten Gay Romance

I’m sooooo happy and proud to tell you that Unexpected Christmas will be a part of 2018 Top Ten Gay Romance, together with nine other fabulous stories published by JMS Books. It’s such an honor to be featured alongside all the other great authors, and I’m happy that you all liked Axel and Daniel so much so they made it into the top ten!

Because this is all because of you, my amazing readers that love and buy my books. Never underestimate how grateful I am for you ❤️

And you know I love anthologies and box sets; they are a perfect way to try new writers. So clickety-click the link below and preorder it now. Release day is December 29th 🙂

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2018toptengayromance2018 Top Ten Gay Romance brings together the best-selling short stories published by JMS Books that year.

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 Addison Albright, Laura Bailo, Kris T. Bethke, Sarah Hadley Brook, Nell Iris, Shawn Lane, K.L. Noone, Deirdre O’Dare, J.M. Snyder, and J.D. Walker, 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: The Contingency Plan by Addison AlbrightNo Rulebook for Flirting by Laura BailoHero Worship by Kris T. BethkeMotorcycle Man by Sarah Hadley BrookUnexpected Christmas by Nell IrisHitting It Big by Shawn LaneLeather and Tea by K.L. NooneDoggone Love by Deirdre O’DareCommanding Officer Thomas by J.M. Snyder, and No Snarkasm in Love by J.D. Walker.

Pre-order at JMS Books now

Finding The One – wide release

I love box sets. They’re the perfect, affordable way to indulge in book shopping and also a great way of trying new authors that you haven’t tried before.

I’ve told you earlier about my box set Finding The One, that was released on Kindle Unlimited back in August. And now it’s time to release it wide, so on Saturday November 17, you’ll be able to buy it everywhere you usually can find my books.

Although…let’s be honest here: these are four previously published stories (Unconditionally, Find His Way Home, Nobody Else’s, and Unexpected Christmas) so if you’ve already read them, you don’t have to buy this book. Though if you want to I won’t stop you, of course. I just don’t want to deceive you. There’s no new added content, so you won’t miss out on anything if you own the books already (except the new cover, which is HAWT 🙂 ).

But if I’m a new author to you, or if you haven’t been able to afford to buy all my books before, or if you’re like me and can’t get enough editions of books you love (my husband has started to grumble over the many editions of Pride and Prejudice I own), this box set is just what you need. Or if you’re in the mood for short, sweet, and emotional, because that’s always what you get when you read my books. 🙂

Also, there’s an added incentive: if enough of you buy this box set, it will be released in paperback. And who wouldn’t want a Nell Iris paperback, huh? 🙂

If you can’t wait until Saturday, it’s available for purchase on Amazon already. But if you want a discount and can wait until Saturday, may I suggest you buy it from my publisher, JMS Books: they always have a pre-order discount on all e-books so it’s only $4.79!

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Four short contemporary gay romances by best-selling M/M author Nell Iris about finding — and holding on to – “The One.” Collected together in an exclusive box set for the first time are the stories: 

Unconditionally: After six years together, Luca and Gus are finally getting married. On their wedding day Luca’s mother sees her flamboyant son wearing a veil and explodes. Her hateful words trigger traumatic memories and instead of walking down the aisle, Luca runs away. When Gus realizes Luca is missing he follows him, intent on convincing him to come back. Will he succeed in time for the wedding ceremony?

Find His Way Home: Elliot is miserable living in the big city. He longs for tranquility but is unwilling to move away from his partner Mick. After a dramatic event, he flees and goes back home to a cabin in the mountains. Slowly he regains his calm, but being away from Mick is hard. When a ghost from Elliot’s past shows up, he’s faced with a hard decision: stay on the mountain alone or go back to the city, and Mick?

Nobody Else’s: Beckett Cooper has been secretly infatuated with his BFF’s younger brother Levi for years. Levi Byrne has liked Beckett for as long as he can remember. When an opportunity presents itself for them to get to know each other better, they both grab it and make the best of it. Will the stars align in their favor and lead Beckett and Levi to a happily ever after?

Unexpected Christmas: Thrown together by family drama, strangers Daniel and Axel end up spending Christmas Day getting to know each other. Axel is nothing like Daniel expected. Behind the scary-looking exterior, he hides the heart of a teddy bear and between Disney princesses and erotic poetry, Daniel no longer fears for his life … but for his heart.

Pre-order links/Add to Goodreads

JMS Books | AmazonAmazon UK | Kobo iTunes Google Play | B&N

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Under the Felt Mistletoe

If you remember my last update post, I wrote that I wasn’t sure if I was going to write a Christmas story or not this year. The same day, I picked up my beloved fountain pen and started writing the story of Finn and Nelson, and last week I submitted the story to my publisher and signed a contract.

The story is called Under the Felt Mistletoe and is a short (approximately 13K words) M/M contemporary romance. I made a mood board with pictures that inspired me to write the story. Wanna see?

Under the Felt Mistletoe without titleThe boy with the adorable smile and ginger curls, is my inspiration for Finn 😍 And isn’t that mistletoe made out of felt, florist wire, and tape fantastic?  I want to make one for this holiday season! If you want to make one, too, here’s the how-to link

Blurb:

The most wonderful time of the year is about to get even better.

On a cold, rainy December morning, Finn’s beloved Grampa, his best friend and rock, makes a friend outside their home who he invites for coffee. The last thing Finn expects is Nelson, a man with a painful past, who is beautiful and generous and turns Finn’s knees into jelly.

What starts out as a chance to get out of the rain, soon becomes more as Nelson helps Finn get ready for the Christmas market. They bond over coffee and fabric and Mariah Carey. Can handmade Christmas ornaments and an understanding heart give Nelson the love he’s been denied?

 

Cover reveal and pre-order: Us Again

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Will a late-night phone call lead to a second chance at love?

When Alex gets a call in the middle of the night, telling him is ex-boyfriend is in the hospital, he only hesitates for a second before rushing to Sammy’s side. But the Sammy in the hospital bed is fragile, and not the same man who told Alex to leave seven months ago.

Alex wants to help Sammy get better and is desperate to find out what went wrong between them. Maybe even get a second chance with the man Alex hasn’t been able to get over.

But will Sammy let him back into his life?

Release date: October 6, 2018

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Us Again is a short M/M contemporary story, app 9500 words, about second chances and finding a way to become “us” again.

Available for pre-order now.

JMS Books (20% off) | Amazon 

Cover Reveal: Falling Into Love

Falling into Love (Family Found #1) (with Kris T. Bethke)

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Liam O’Donoughue is happy with his life. He runs V Wilderness Adventures with his best friends, his chosen brothers, and gets to spend his days hiking in the gorgeous Adirondacks. What’s not to love? But when he meets Austin on a hike, he thinks he’s found something he didn’t even know was missing.

Austin Jock is content with his work as a radiology tech and playing bass in a cover band. Someday he wants to find his forever person but doesn’t believe in romantic fireworks and isn’t sure it’ll ever happen. Then Liam comes crashing into his life, igniting sparks. Huge, life-altering sparks.

The connection between the two men is instant, and things move fast. But Austin isn’t sure what to do with everything that he’s feeling inside. Can Liam convince him falling in love is the easiest thing in the world?

Coming on September 1, 2018