Guest posts and takeovers

I thought I’d update you on my upcoming activity all across the internet so you know where you can find me other than on this blog.

Today, I have a guest post over at Love Bytes Reviews, where I rant about social media. Check it out and tell me what you think. I will also participate in Love Bytes 6-year anniversary celebration in their Facebook group on April 8, at 00:30EDT, so if you’re a night owl, this is the perfect time to come and keep me company.

I’m also participating in R.J. Scott’s autism awareness blog hop during April. My post will be up here on the my blog on April 27, but until then you can check out her blog and keep up with all the other fabulous authors who also participate.

On April 6, at 5PM EDT, I’ll be over in Drea Roman’s Facebook group, Drea’s Dirty Divas for a 30-minute takeover, to celebrate Drea’s birthday.

On April 20, at 9AM EDT, I’ll be in Noah Steele’s Facebook group Noah’s Dream Hive for takeover to celebrate his upcoming release Fighting For Love.

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Finally, I’ll be in Vicki’s Vixens, VL Locey’s Facebook group, for another author takeover to celebrate a new release on April 28, 10:30 EDT.

Phew. Lots of stuff going on in April…as though doing Camp NaNoWriMo wasn’t enough 😀

I hope I’ll see you around.

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Guest blogging

Lately, I’ve been popping my head up at other sites, guest posting. I already told you about the post over at Joyfully Jay on January 21 (click here if you missed it) where I talked about five things I did when I wrote Awakenings & French Songs.

Since then, I visited Jackie Keswick’s blog on February 1. At Jackie’s place, I talked about in which way me and Iggy Wilker from Awakenings & French Songs are alike. And now I bet you wonder what a middle-aged Swedish introverted woman has in common with a fictional gay party boy? If you want to know, you’ll have to click here to read the post.


On February 3, I was at Love Bytes. Back in January, Dani from Love Bytes wrote a post on Facebook asking authors if we wanted to contribute a monthly guest post to their site, and I said I was interested. We were many who were interested so we have to play nice and share the space which means one guest post every other month instead of every month. Which is totally fine with me, because I never know what to write in these things anyway, so I’m more than happy to share the space. February 3 was my first post, where i wrote about finding home. Check it out here if you’re interested. My next time will be on April 3, so I have a couple months to figure out what to write about 😁


…which is technically not true, because I’ve signed up for a guest post on Diverse Reader for February 16, the release day of Snowed In: Nen and Anani. But let’s not think about that right now… 😁


Speaking of Snowed In. It’s only one week until release day and you can still pre-order it if you haven’t already!

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WIP teaser and guest post

One of the new things here on the blog now that I’m trying to produce regular content, is a teaser from current WIP. I’ve mentioned it earlier here, and it’s the May/December project I’m teasing from. It’s still untitled and I haven’t written a lot more since I told you about it (I’m traveling and I’ve had to prioritize writing my chapters in the collab project I’m working on with Kris T. Bethke.)

If you need a reminder, the story is about two neighbors called Buck and Pippin. They’ve known each other since Pippin was six, but now that he’s all grown up, things are starting to happen. This is the (unedited) beginning of the story.

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I see him immediately as I turn my truck onto our street. Huddled up under a threadbare blanket, he’s curled into a ball at the top of the stairs leading up to the tiny, rundown house he shares with his mom. He has a paperback book open on his lap and he uses the flashlight on his cell phone so he can see to read since it’s still dark outside.

I frown and grip the steering wheel until my knuckles whiten. It’s too cold for him to sit there. It’s the second week of January, and even though we still haven’t gotten any snow—it was our first green Christmas in years—the temperature hovers in the low thirties. Even in the dim light, I can see him shiver.

With a huff, I park on my driveway, throw open the door, and step out. “Hey Pippin,” I holler, and his head shoots up. How he missed the rumble of my truck is a mystery, but he tends to shut out everything around him when he’s got his nose in a book.

His generous mouth stretches in a wide smile and he raises his hand in a wave.

“Get your butt over here,” I call.

He pulls the blanket tighter around his narrow shoulders. “I’m okay. You must be tired after your shift.”

I roll my eyes, not caring that he can’t see me. That guy! He doesn’t wanna be a bother but doesn’t realize that he never is. Not when I first moved back in with my ma to take care of her when she was sick—I was twenty-two and he was six the first time I found him on the stairs because his mother had a “gentleman caller” as Ma used to call them—and not now.

“Don’t make me come get ya, Pippin Olander. That’ll make me grumpy for sure.” I cross my arms over my chest and glare at him, but that only makes him laugh.

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Just one thing before I go: today, I’m a guest over at Joyfully Jay where I talk about Awakenings & French Songs. I’m giving you an insight into a writer’s life and share an excerpt from the story exclusive for Joyfully Jay. There’s also a giveaway.

If this sounds like fun, clickety-click here to read the post.

Guest at BMBR

Yesterday, I was a guest at Boy Meets Boy Reviews to help celebrate their fifth anniversary. I wrote a flashfic and answered a few questions. There’s also a giveaway happening.

So if you want to know what I would bring if I had to spend a month on a deserted island and what super short story I came up with for the image below, click this link to find out.

Make sure to check out all the other author shenanigans at BMBR, too. Lots of fun stuff!! ❤️

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Interview with yours truly

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to be a guest at J. Scott Coatsworth‘s blog and I answered a few questions, so it’s the perfect opportunity for you to get to know me a little better if you’re interested in that sort of thing. I’m also giving away a copy of Cinnamon Eyes, and share a picture of the guy who inspired the looks for MC Asher in the story.

Click this link and you’ll be transported over to the right place and can check out the hot guy.

And if you haven’t read anything by J. Scott Coatsworth, I can recommend his latest release, The Bear at the Bar. Let’s just say that I’m really glad that what happens to Dex in that short story haven’t happened to me…so far. Even though the outcome was positive, the experience must have been…unsettling 🙂

Anyway. Make sure to visit his blog and read my interview if you wanna find out who I’d fuck, marry, and kill of my characters…and much more 🙂

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And don’t forget about the Smashwords sale! If you’re anything like me, you probably need to stock up on beach reads for the summer and this is the perfect time to do it.

 

You find my books here at 50% off.

 

Here are Addison Albright’s books (50% off), Kris T. Bethke (25% off), Ruby Moone (25% off), Sarah Hadley Brook (25% off on the ones published by JMS Books), T.A. Creech (25% off), and the rest of the JMS Books authors here.

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My guest post

The guest post in Divine Magazine that I’ve been talking about, went live yesterday.  It’s called Chekhov’s gun, or tying up loose ends, and as you can tell by the name it’s about…loose ends! (Yes really! 🙂 ) In the article I discuss if it’s ever okay to leave loose ends in a story or if they all need to be neatly tied up before writing The End.  The reason I’ve been thinking about this a lot, is because of the opinions of some of the lovely people that took time to review Unconditionally and one thing in particular they commented on.

Clickety-click the link here to find out exactly what I’m talking about, and when you’re done, I would love to hear your opinion on the matter. Either comment over at Divine Magazine or here, and you would make me a very happy writer.

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I was very happy when I visited their webpage yesterday and saw my article on the first page. Yay! 

Thanks to Divine Magazine for asking me to contribute. I loved writing the article and I was honored to be asked.

Two Natures by Jendi Reiter: blog tour and guest post

I’m honored and happy to welcome Jendi Reiter to my blog today. She’s here on tour for her novel Two Natures, and she will talk about fashion inspiration. (And I had no idea binge-watching Project Runway could be considered research, I think I’ve gone about my research the wrong way 🙂 )

The excerpt is really long, but I urge you to read it all. It will be worth it, I promise. Oh, and a Kleenex might come in handy. I don’t think I’ve ever teared up reading an excerpt before, but there’s a first time for everything, I guess 🙂

Welcome to my blog, Jendi.

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Title: Two Natures
Author: Jendi Reiter
Release Date: September 15th 2016
Genre: LGBT fiction, MM Romance

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Two Natures is the coming-of-age story of Julian Selkirk, a fashion photographer in New York City in the early 1990s. His faith in Jesus helped him survive his childhood in the Atlanta suburbs with an abusive alcoholic father, but the church’s condemnation of his sexual orientation has left him alienated and ashamed.

Yearning for new ideals to anchor him after his loss of faith, Julian seeks his identity through love affairs with three very different men: tough but childish Phil Shanahan, a personal trainer who takes a dangerous shortcut to success; enigmatic, cosmopolitan Richard Molineux, the fashion magazine editor who gives him his first big break; and Peter Edelman, an earnest left-wing activist with a secret life.

Amid the devastation of the AIDS epidemic and the racial tensions of New York politics, Julian learns to see beyond surface attractions and short-term desires, and to use his art to serve his community.

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