More free books, and a guest post

A couple weeks back, JMS Books and many of their authors offered a lot of books for free for everyone who needed a little pick-me-up during these difficult times. And since things are even worse these days, they’re doing it again.

Almost 100 books are free this time around, mostly different ones than last time. Including my own Nobody Else’s.

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Mars enters Pisces, giving Beckett Cooper the opportunity to assert himself when it comes to a secret infatuation; his best friend’s younger brother Levi. But can Beckett trust what’s in front of him and be brave enough to take what he wants?

With Venus in Virgo, people usually become more reserved, but Levi Byrne always takes the opposite road of what’s expected of him. So, instead of pulling back, he reaches out for a man he’s been interested in for years; Beckett Cooper.

Is it the celestial bodies aligning to bring together two people destined for each other? Or is it a simple tale of boy meets boy, boy likes boy, and boy wants to kiss boy? Do Beckett and Levi even care, or are they too busy getting to know each other … and falling in love?

M/M Contemporary / 19 794 words

Nobody Else’s | All free books

Take this chance to fill up your e-library. If you’re stuck at home and need something to do, or if you are still going to work but need a way to relax in your downtime, or for whatever other reason, this is the opportunity for you.


I wrote a guest post for Love Bytes Reviews last week, titled “I’m not here, this isn’t happening.” The title is a line from one of my favorite songs in the whole wide world How to Disappear Completely by my favorite band in the whole wide world Radiohead, and in it I talk a little about how I manage during this pandemic and about the projects I’m currently working on (writer- and non-writer related). Check it out.

Guest post @ Love Bytes

 

Late Night Poetry pre-order links

Hi everyone! Lots of blog posts this week, but what’s a writer to do when lots of things are going on? 🙂

I just wanted to post more pre-order links for Late Night Poetry. It’s little over a week until release day, so if you order it now, you’ll have it on release day, Saturday 28.

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A love story told in answering machine messages.

Saying “I love you” to someone who says it first, isn’t supposed to lead to a break-up, but that’s what happens to Sully and Lou. Sully is out and proud while Lou is in the closet, so when their relationship deepens, Lou runs.

But then Lou starts leaving emotional messages of remorse on Sully’s answering machine. Sully is torn between his love for Lou and his attempts to get over him. With each message, Lou’s regrets deepen. With each message, it becomes more difficult for Sully to forget him. With each message, Sully finds it harder to want to move on.

Can old love poems and heartbreaking honesty help Sully and Lou find their way back to each other?

M/M Contemporary, approximately 10 000 words

PRE-ORDER / Add to goodreads

JMS BOOKS (20% OFF UNTIL APRIL 3, 2020

AMAZON | AMAZON UK | KOBO | APPLE BOOKS | B&N

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If you pre-order the story from JMS Books, don’t miss the 50+ books that are offered for free right now (LINK), including my own Cinnamon Eyes.

I “bought” one of the free books yesterday, and it was lovely. All the characters were genuinely lovely, even the ones who are a little troublesome. In fact, everyone was so lovely I was bummed when the book ended, because I wanted to spend more time with them.

So if you’re in the mood for a short, M/M historical with lovely characters, I warmly recommend this one:

49524861._SY475_England, 1820. Bachelor Jonathan Cavendish has become reclusive in the years following a failed romance with the love of his life. In the years following their split, he has thrown all his energy into restoring the small estate he inherited from a great uncle and has put aside any thoughts of romance.

Although he’d rather remain at home alone for the festive season, this year he’s accompanying his cousin Freddy to a Christmas country house party. Freddie seems to be constantly falling in love and, on this occasion, he is infatuated with a young lady called Belinda. Jonathan is asked by Freddy’s anxious mother to accompany him to the house party to keep an eye on the situation, in case the young lady turns out to be an unsuitable choice.

Despite this inauspicious beginning, Jonathan catches the eye of Nick, the handsome son of a local well-to-do farmer, who is a constant presence at the holiday entertainments. Nick is intrigued by Jonathan’s kindness and also by the sadness he hides from public view.

The initial attraction between the men seems to be mutual, but can Nick break through Jonathan’s defences and teach him to love again?

LINK to A Christmas Cotillion
LINK to all free books @JMS Books

Free books @JMS Books

You know how I always call my publisher JMS Books “fabulous”? Well, they are, and right now they’re really living up to that word.

A couple days ago, they asked their writers if we wanted to offer some of our books for free, for people who are practicing social distancing, are isolated because of illness or belonging to a risk group, or people who are working their asses off to keep the rest of us safe (and in toilet paper) because of COVID-19, and many of us, including me, said yes.

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As I write this, there are 51 books offered for free at JMS Books’ webpage. That’s many, many hours of free entertainment for you or someone who really needs to be entertained.

Here is the link to all the free books


The book I’m giving away is Cinnamon Eyes:

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Cory’s had a rough year struggling with severe depression. He’s desperate to rebuild his shattered life and break away from his demanding family. When his therapist encourages him to do something for himself, he knows exactly what he needs. I want to see Asher again. The best friend Corey ever had who, at fifteen, held Cory’s heart in his hands without knowing it.

Asher’s had a troubled relationship with his father since he came out. Now that Pops is sick, he’s fighting for his right to help or even find out about his father’s health. Then there’s the complication of an ex-boyfriend unwilling to let go.

When Cory and Asher meet again after sixteen years, Cory’s feelings are as strong as ever. But does Asher feel the same?

M/M Contemporary / 34 679 words

Link to Cinnamon Eyes


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This is just an example of all of the books that are offered for free right now. What are you waiting for? Clickety-click this link and go wild!

St. Patrick’s Day sale @JMS Books

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My fabulous publisher JMS Books has a St. Patrick’s Day sale today only and offers 45% off all e-books. As usual, it includes pre-orders, so this is the perfect time for you to buy my upcoming story Late Night Poetry for just over a dollar. But all my books are included in the sale, so now’s the time to go wild and buy all the titles you don’t already own.

So, wear something green, pour yourself a beer (or you know…tea!), and shop some books to help you get through the social distancing 🙂

My author page at JMS Books

 

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A love story told in answering machine messages.

Saying “I love you” to someone who says it first, isn’t supposed to lead to a break-up, but that’s what happens to Sully and Lou. Sully is out and proud while Lou is in the closet, so when their relationship deepens, Lou runs.

But then Lou starts leaving emotional messages of remorse on Sully’s answering machine. Sully is torn between his love for Lou and his attempts to get over him. With each message, Lou’s regrets deepen. With each message, it becomes more difficult for Sully to forget him. With each message, Sully finds it harder to want to move on.

Can old love poems and heartbreaking honesty help Sully and Lou find their way back to each other?

M/M Contemporary, approximately 10 000 words

Release date: March 28

PRE-ORDER

 

 

Book recommendation and sale reminder

Happy Friday everyone! I hope your week has been better than mine: my husband caught a really nasty (really, really nasty!) stomach bug, so I had to spend the beginning of the week being his nursemaid instead of doing writerly things. He’s all better now and luckily it doesn’t seem like he passed it on to me at least, but his illness threw a wrench in my plans and now I have to play catch-up. So of course, I have a family thing this weekend and need to be away! Isn’t that just typical? Anyways: I have planned to spend the train ride editing my manuscript, so hopefully I won’t be too far behind come Monday.

Sorry about the woe-is-me intro, but you know how it is when Real Life interferes with your plans: everything gets effed up!

That being said; being my husband’s private nurse meant lots of time for reading, so I wanted to recommend a book to you. The lovely Rachel at Signal Boost Promo recommended it on Facebook and it sounded right up my alley. And it was, so now I’m passing along the recommendation to you guys:


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Curtis “Launchpad” Larkin’s career as an astronaut has had its share of ups and downs.

Alternately lauded as the single-handed savior of NASA and condemned as a reckless, hot-headed bully, Curt has been through the wringer of public opinion and come out on top. When he embarks on his final mission with NASA, Curt figures there’s no curveball that life has left to throw him.

But when the role of spacecraft communicator is passed to a young engineer back in Houston who he’s never met, Curt’s mission takes on a new trajectory.

“CAPCOM to commander. Do you read?”
Patrick Harte’s life is turned upside down when he’s called to fill in at mission control, working directly under his hero, Curtis Larkin.

Falling for Curt is just a small step for Patrick — but it’s one giant leap to think that the astronaut could ever return his feelings.


“The more I talk to you, the more I know that we understand each other.”
After Curt connects with Patrick from worlds away, he can’t imagine life on earth without the other man… Despite the fact that he’s never laid eyes on Patrick. And their problems won’t stop once he’s cleared for landing.

The bad-boy astronaut is no stranger to controversy — but will the genuine and soft-spoken man of his dreams be able to keep up with the trouble Curt seems to stir everywhere he goes?

BUY LINK

I’m not doing an in-depth review, but if you like age-gap, long-distance (space-earth that’s what I call long distance!), and space, this is definitely the book for you. I was so caught up in it, I literally forgot to eat. I really loved it!! I mean: space…says the person who never reads sci-fi (but loves to watch it!), but this really worked for me!

And aren’t book recommendations the greatest gifts someone can give you? Granted, not all recs work for everyone (I was so sad that one time I bought a book for someone, who read it and thought Huh, what is this shit?), but when someone recommends The Perfect Match to you, don’t you just wanna go over to them and give them a big ole kiss of gratitude? 🙂


Before I leave you to go pack my suitcase and get ready for my trip, I want to remind you about the Smashwords sale that’s still going on. Now’s the time if you want to load up on cheap books for the weekend!

Here are some of my books in tropes/themes for you if you know what you’re specifically in the mood for 🙂 Otherwise, go to my author page and scroll away!

Age-gap | Bunny-shifter | BFF’s brother | Second chances | Trapped together | Bittersweet | Established relationship | Queer wedding | Pegasus shifter  | 40+ guys | Collection

My author page

Smashwords read an ebook week march 2020

Book sale!

I’m here today to tell you about Smashwords’ Read an Ebook Sale. It started on March 1 and I’ve been a bad writer, neglecting to promote it for several days, but sometimes real life interrupts with writing plans and that’s what happened to me this week.

But better late and never and all that, so here’s the information you need to buy cheap books! 🙂

Smashwords read an ebook week march 2020

All (except All I See) of my books are 50% off over at Smashwords for their Read an Ebook Sale. And isn’t that the greatest name of a sale you’ve ever heard? I’m completely in favor of reading ebooks!

Anyways. All my ebooks means collections and anthologies, too, so now’s a great time to get lots of bang for your buck.

Here’s the link to my author page on Smashwords. Clickety-click it and go shop! 🙂

 

Late Night Poetry and last day of sales

Since my last writing update, I’ve actually managed to finish Late Night Poetry! I’ve signed a contract for it and everything! Yay for me!! 🙂

It will be released on March 28, and below is the blurb. I will post pre-order links as soon as I have them.

A love story told in answering machine messages.

Saying “I love you” to someone who says it first, isn’t supposed to lead to a break-up, but that’s what happens to Sully and Lou. Sully is out and proud while Lou is in the closet, so when their relationship deepens, Lou runs.

But then Lou starts leaving emotional messages of remorse on Sully’s answering machine. Sully is torn between his love for Lou and his attempts to get over him. With each message, Lou’s regrets deepen. With each message, it becomes more difficult for Sully to forget him. With each message, Sully finds it harder to want to move on.

Can old love poems and heartbreaking honesty help Sully and Lou find their way back to each other?

Late Night Poetry is a M/M contemporary story, approximately 10K words, set in 1990.


I also woke up to an email from my publisher this morning with the most amazing cover for Late Night Poetry, and I thought I’d show it to you. But first, here are three gifs showing exactly how I feel about it:

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my precious

heart

Are you ready?

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*happy sigh*


Don’t forget that today is the last day of the Valentine’s Day sale at my fabulous publisher JMS Books.

Here is the link to my author page where you can find all my stories published by JMS Books.

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I also want to take a few seconds to promote an upcoming release by my dear friend Addison Albright. I beta read this story for her and it damned near broke my heart (I sent her “you’re evil” messages while I was reading it 😁) but I can promise you a HEA. The ending is very different (not about the HEA, I guarantee a HEA!!) and definitely not what I expected when I started reading the story. I can’t wait to read the finished, polished book!

Pre-order link When Are You?

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