The Romance Reviews – Sizzling Summer Reads

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Today, June 23, is the day I participate in the #TRRparty over at The Romance Reviews. Clickety-click this link and answer an easy question about Angel and Firebird, and you have the chance to win an ebook of your choice from my backlist! There are also questions from four other authors with a chance to win an ebook to, so hurry over and answer some questions, because who doesn’t want a free book? 🙂

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The Romance Reviews – Sizzling Summer Reads

 

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I’m participating in The Romance Reviews June party: Sizzling Summer Reads. More than 100 authors participate and you can win hundreds of prizes by answering questions on all the participating authors’ blogs or web sites. The event runs through the month of June, and I’ve written a question pertaining to one of my books that will be posted one of the days. The answer will be easy to find here on my blog, so don’t worry.

There’s a link to the event to the right! *points very helpfully* 🙂

Click here for more information.

Make the Yuletide Gay – update

When we (me, Addison Albright, Amy Tasukada, Nicky Spencer, and Stephen Hoppa) released our holiday anthology Make the Yuletide Gay back in November 2017, our intention was that it was going to be a freebie. Unfortunately, Amazon didn’t get the message and sold it for 0.99 for several weeks. All of us and some of our friends tried reporting a lower price, and we emailed several times to try them to get them to make it free.

While we waited for Amazon to get with the program, several people bought the anthology and paid for it, even though it was available for free at all the other retailers. And while we were very happy that our readers wanted to read our stories, we felt bad for the money. It was supposed to be free and we didn’t feel like we could keep it.

So, we talked about it and decided that all the earnings from Make the Yuletide Gay would be donated to a charity, and we were all in agreement that we wanted it to be The Trevor Project.

Make the Yuletide Gay has been free on Amazon for quite some time now and this month we got the final payments, making it a total of $56.62. We wanted to show you that we donated the money as promised. So, if you paid for our freebie, you can at least take comfort in the fact that your money went to a worthy cause. Thank you ❤️

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Spreading the love

This Friday there won’t be a #SuperShort from me. I’m in a terrible funk with my writing. I wouldn’t say I suffer from writers block…it’s more of an existential crisis. Like What is the meaning of all this anyway? Who will care in a thousand years? Those kinds of uplifting thoughts.

So instead of publishing something on the blog that I’m not happy with, I’m going to point you in the direction of some of my colleagues and writer friends. They are all amazing and deserve love and appreciation. So, I thought I’d give it to them today.

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If you’re in the mood for a #FlashFic, Addison Albright is your person. Every Friday she writes something amazing, and shares on her blog. A lot of the FlashFics are about characters from her books, either scenes from their lives together after their HEA, or from alternative universes. She also asks for prompt words every Friday and she uses them in the next week’s story. I swear, the more difficult words I give her, the more amazing stuff she writes. Try it. Go read some of her stuff and drop her a word or two. She thrives on it 🙂

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While we’re on the subject of flashfics: a couple weeks back, one of my favorite authors Kris T. Bethke started a serial flashfic on her blog about Asher and Kyle. This week will be part three, but I really think you should start from the beginning and work your way from there. I’ve read the previous two parts, and am as eager for part three as my daughter was for Christmas when she was little 🙂

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Did you know that Amy Tasukada has a Youtube-channel? She talks about her writing (of course), reviews books, and shows off her frilly, pretty dresses. If you’re a fan of cats, you should definitely check out her videos; her cat O’Hara makes an appearance in almost all of them.

This is my favorite of her videos so far. She shared a plot idea for her next Yakuza book with me and a couple of our writer friends and she was so happy and proud of it…and was super surprised when we unanimously told her she absolutely couldn’t do what she planned. Check it out here 🙂

 

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Have you read anything by Sarah Hadley Brook? She’s not just an awesome writer, she’s also an amazing human being. She always has a kind and encouraging word for other writers and cheers everyone on. I think she’s just as happy for a great review of one of my books as I am. In this climate, the world needs more kindness so thank you, Sarah. So if you want to support a great writer and a kind human being, buy her books, follow her on twitter, or check her out on Queeromance Ink. Give her some love back, she deserves it. ❤️

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While we’re on the subject of twitter: go follow Ruby Moone and tweet her that she needs to write more books, faster, because Nell Iris has already read all of her books and now suffers from withdrawals! 🙂

And of course: read her books. Her historical books are awesome and leave me wanting more.

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Finally: go shower some love on my friend Kiska Gray just because she’s awesome. Buy her books because she wants nothing more than to quit her boring job. I don’t know if I want her to quit her job, though, because she works nights…which means she’s awake and chatty during my daytime here on the other side of the planet and I’d miss her terribly if she quit. But maybe it’s selfish of me to think like that? 🙂

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Did I miss someone that you think deserve some love? Let me know, and I’ll shower them in love and affection next time I’m in a writing funk! 🙂 Also, if you have a blog you think I need to follow, let me know. I’m always on the lookout for new fabulous blogs 🙂

Have a great weekend everyone.

 

Amazon pre-order and QRI

Promise Me We’ll Be Okay is now available for preorder at Amazon as well as over at JMS Books, but if you pre-order it at JMS you’ll get 20% off…Just sayin’ 🙂

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Pre-Order / Add to Goodreads

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I’ve also become a member at QueeRomance Ink. As a reader I love searching for books over at their site because you have all these different kinds of filters you can choose. Say I wanna read a particular trope, for example hurt/comfort which is one of my favorites. I definitely want a HEA so I choose that. I want a really romantic book, so I pick a high romance level, but maybe not so much sex so I choose heat level 2. And then I get a list of results that matches my preferences. Like this:

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So I decided I want to be a part of all that greatness and finally became a member. Click here to visit my author page at QueeRomance Ink.

New look

I’ve re-organized the blog a little…if you didn’t notice. I realized that I needed a better system for my releases than I had before since in December they went from being three to SIX! (at least after December 16th).

So now there’s a new look and a new drop down menu for my books. What do you think about it?

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And while you’re here, why not preorder my upcoming book? 😀

Unexpected Christmas by Nell IrisAll alone, caught in a blizzard—without a coat—on Christmas Day. Would you accept a ride from a huge guy looking like a serial killer?

Daniel Erickson stormed out of his family celebration after choking on his turkey served with a side of bigotry. Utterly miserable, he reluctantly lets himself be charmed by the hulk of a man and gets into his car…hoping he won’t be ax murdered.

Axel Wilson—Ax for short, unfortunately—is a sweetheart. Really. He may be badass-looking but his heart melts into goo at the mere mention of his four-year-old niece. Surely, he’s not dangerous?

Thrown together by family drama, they spend the evening getting to know each other. Axel is nothing like Daniel expected. But it doesn’t matter that he loves poetry, is gentle and patient—and hot!—Daniel is absolutely not falling in love at first sight. There’s no such thing.

Right…?

Release date: December 16, 2017

Preorder:

JMS Books | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Google Play |B&N | Kobo | iTunes | Google Play

Sunday reading

Happy Sunday to you my friends, and I hope everyone in Hurricane Irma’s way are safe and sound ❤️

I thought I’d recommend some Sunday reading for you, if you need something to entertain yourself with today:

I’m in the author spotlight over at Gay Book Promotions and answer some interview questions. If you want to get to know me a little better, to find out why I love the M/M genre so much, what I’d do if I had a time machine, or what my favorite animal is, head on over and read the interview.  A big thank you for having me to Gay Book Promotions! ❤️

My dear friend Addison Albright visits Joyfully Jay and talks about her upcoming appearance at GRL. Click here to read about it. And if you’re attending GRL: promise me to find her and give her some love. She’s fabulous and she deserves it. ❤️ (And she’s gonna have awesome swag and give away a cute short Christmas story. That should persuade you 😉 )

My tea-loving, mobster-crazy friend Amy Tasukada is in the author spotlight at Eliza David Writes. It’s an older interview (from April this year) but who cares? 🙂 And if you’ve already read it, you can go one-click her upcoming release over at Amazon instead 🙂

(Beware of shameless self-plugging ahead) If you need something more than a few blog posts to read, why not try Cinnamon Eyes if you haven’t already? Personally I think it’s perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon, and yes, I’m totally unbiased!! 😁

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And the other morning when I woke up, I found an email in my inbox that made me extremely happy. A kind reader had emailed me and told me she’d read my books and that they’d helped her get over a bad afternoon. That was an amazing experience. Thank you, Sue! ❤️

Buy links: 
JMS Books | Amazon US | Amazon UK | iBooks | Google Play | B&N | Kobo | Smashwords