Unconditionally

Happy 2nd bookiversary, Unconditionally

Two years ago today, on March 4th 2017, my first book Unconditionally was published. When I submitted the manuscript to JMS Books and got accepted, I was so happy I cried. If you had told me then that two years later, I will have published 11 more solo written books, 1 box set, 1 co-authored book, 1 free anthology with four writer friends, and had been featured in two Top Ten Gay Romance anthologies two years in a row, I would have laughed at you and told you you’re crazy.

But I would have been wrong. So I would like to honor Gus and Luca, my dear boys that started this journey, today on their second anniversary. Luca and Gus, I hope you’re celebrating somewhere with a glass of bubbly and hot kisses. ❤️

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Flamboyant book café owner Luca Moretti and geeky doctor Gus Hansen have been together for six years when the Supreme Court ruling makes same-sex marriage legal in all states. On June 26, 2015, Gus gets down on one knee and Luca screams yes.

On their wedding day, shortly before the ceremony, Luca’s mother explodes in anger, calling him a freak. The reason? He’s wearing a white veil, sprinkled with crystals.

Their relationship has been strained for a long time, and her words trigger traumatic memories. Instead of walking down the aisle, Luca runs.

Away from his mother. Away from Gus.

Gus counts down the minutes when Luca’s mother comes knocking. He realizes something’s wrong, but when he goes to talk to Luca, his husband-to-be is nowhere to be found.

Can Gus find Luca in time and manage to convince him to come back and get married?

BUY LINKS/ADD TO GOODREADS:

JMS BOOKS | AMAZON US | AMAZON UK | SMASHWORDS | IBOOKS | GOOGLE PLAY | B&N | Kobo | Scribd

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Do you remember Luca and Gus? Luca is my sweet boy who gets married in a veil, and Gus is wonderful and accepting and looks like Mr. Spock – at least according to Luca.

I thought we’d look back on my first published story today, Unconditionally. Scroll down for a blurb, a short excerpt, and a link to a bonus short I wrote a week after it was published.

It was part of a themed release at JMS Books, called Love Wins, celebrating the Supreme Court ruling making same-sex marriages legal in the entire United States. All the featured stories had the same cover.

(And if you’re interested in more Love Wins stories, I recently read September’s Always Gorgeous by Michael P. Thomas. Same cover but very different from mine on the inside. I recommend it.)

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Flamboyant book café owner Luca Moretti and geeky doctor Gus Hansen have been together for six years when the Supreme Court ruling makes same-sex marriage legal in all states. On June 26, 2015, Gus gets down on one knee and Luca screams yes.

On their wedding day, shortly before the ceremony, Luca’s mother explodes in anger, calling him a freak. The reason? He’s wearing a white veil, sprinkled with crystals.

Their relationship has been strained for a long time, and her words trigger traumatic memories. Instead of walking down the aisle, Luca runs.

Away from his mother. Away from Gus.

Gus counts down the minutes when Luca’s mother comes knocking. He realizes something’s wrong, but when he goes to talk to Luca, his husband-to-be is nowhere to be found.

Can Gus find Luca in time and manage to convince him to come back and get married?

Buy links/add to Goodreads:

JMS Books | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Smashwords | iBooks | Google Play |B&N

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Excerpt:

He stared at himself in the mirror, watched as tears trickled down his face but made no attempt to brush them away. The indecision made his heart ache, and a distraught sob escaped him.

Before he could think, he walked over to the door, opened it, and started running.

He ran through the hallway, down the stairs, and out on the street. He hesitated a second outside the entrance. Then he turned right and ran, the beautiful veil sparkling and billowing behind him.

Bonus short

Box Sets, Find His Way Home, Nobody Else's, Unconditionally

Now on Kindle Unlimited

Surprise! My fabulous publisher JMS Books and I have created a box set from four of my previously published stories and made it available on Kindle Unlimited. After the initial time on KU, we’ll also be releasing it wide, through all the usual channels, but for now it’s available to buy on Amazon, or lend through Kindle Unlimited.

Yay for unexpected release weekend!! Where’s my champagne?? 🙂

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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.

Available on Amazon now (link) 

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Happy anniversary to me and 40% sale!

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One year ago today, my first book was published. Wohoooo, happy anniversary to me and Luca and Gus in Unconditionally. Can you believe it? I’ve been a published author for one whole year, and during this time, I’ve released seven books!! Isn’t that amazing?

That deserves to be celebrated, don’t you think? 🙂

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Today, Sunday March 4th only, there’s 40% off all my ebooks published by JMS Books. Even the brand new one released yesterday! This link will take you to my author page at JMS Books where you can stock up on any of the books below if sweet romances are your thing!! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: “book sale” is the most beautiful word combination in the world! 🙂

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Find His Way Home, Unconditionally

Memorial Day Sale – 30% off

Yesterday, I released a book, and when I woke up this morning…this had happened!!

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Number four on the LGBT Kindle Short Reads list! How awesome is that? So awesome, I think I have to break out another bottle of champagne to celebrate today, too! 🙂

Meanwhile: there’s a Memorial Day Sale over at JMS Books, so if you haven’t bought my new book yet, now’s the time! 🙂

Here’s the link: Find His Way Home. Clickety-click and make a newbie author very happy! (You are, of course, allowed to buy my old book, too. I’m not discriminating my babies! 🙂 Here’s the link: Unconditionally).

All e-books are on sale, so why not browse around while you’re there. I did. I preordered Cultivating Love, written by Addison Albright. I’d also recommend you to check out the fabulous Amy Tasukada. I know May might be the wrong time for holiday cheer (unless you’re me and have spent months writing about Christmas!) but it doesn’t hurt to be prepared, right? 🙂

Run over and click away. You know you want to 🙂

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Here’s a list of today’s scheduled Release Blitz stops:
Sarandipity Book Reviews
Diverse Reader
My Fiction Nook
Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
Boy Meets Boy Reviews

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