Interview and Giveaway

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On Top Down Under Book Reviews is celebrating their 2nd anniversary, and I’m thrilled to be one of their featured authors. Stop by the blog to check out my interview where I share what’s up next for me, a bit about my writing process, and more. Kazza always asks such great questions.

I’m also giving away a free ebook and a $10 gift card to All Romance eBooks. Just leave a comment in the interview post to enter the giveaway, and be sure to wish Cindi and Kazza K congratulations on their blog’s 2nd anniversary!

The giveaway runs until midnight October 31st, US Eastern Standard Time.

Quote I Love: Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations

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An author’s response to a reader who said they didn’t like his story line about two female lovers.

“If he thinks the fear of alienating a few closed-minded readers is going to stop me from writing stories that feature and promote characters of diverse backgrounds—including LGBTQ characters, persons of color, and people who belong to ideological or philosophical minorities—he must be out of his mind. I’m a fucking Star Trek writer. Hasn’t he ever heard of IDIC—’Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations’?”

David Mack, a Star Trek writer in Defense of Diversity

M/M Books in our Reader Appreciation Day Giveaway this Saturday

The Sweet Spot

This month’s Reader Appreciation Day, hosted by me, SJ Frost, and Jambrea Jo Jones at the Sweet Spot Yahoo Group, is this Saturday, September 20th.

Stop by the Yahoo Group to enter the giveaway, read excerpts, and chat with authors of M/M romances. The giveaway runs from 8 am – 8 pm Eastern Time.

Here are some of the books available:

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Here’s how to enter:

  1. If you haven’t already, join the Yahoo Group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheSweetSpotMM/
  2. On Saturday, September 20th watch the group page (or your email if you choose to receive emails from the group) for a message with instructions on how to enter. The subject of the post should read something like “RAD Giveaway: Reply for a chance to win”
  3. Reply to that message anytime between 8am and 8pm Eastern Time indicating you’d like to enter the giveaway.

That’s it. You’ll be added to the drawing for a chance at a random prize.


Complete List of Prizes & Donating Authors

If a book or prize is listed more than once, the author has donated multiple copies and there will be more than one winner selected.

  • Lynley Wayne – ebook copy of winner’s choice from backlist
  • Tara Lain – ebook copy of OUTING THE QUARTERBACK
  • BLMorticia – $5GC from Amazon and an ebook copy of winner’s choice from backlist
  • Allison Cassatta – ebook copy of DREAM ‘TIL MONDAY
  • Evelise Archer – ebook copy of winner’s choice from backlist
  • Evelise Archer – ebook copy of winner’s choice from backlist
  • L.M. Brown – print copy of BETWEEN HEAVEN & HELL (the author will ship internationally)
  • Sloan Parker – ebook copy of winner’s choice from backlist
  • Jambrea Jo Jones – ebook copy of winner’s choice from backlist
  • S.J. Frost – ebook copy of winner’s choice from backlist

Hope you can join us at The Sweet Spot Reader Appreciation Day.

Authors of M/M romances, if you’re interested in joining us for our next RAD, we’d love to have you. Send me an email and I’ll add you to our author contact list.

Status Update

MORE THAN MOST Scene Board

MORE THAN MOST Scene Board (with several layers of my review check marks)

Completed Manuscript of MORE THAN MOST

Completed Manuscript of MORE THAN MOST

Well it’s been a while since I posted anything. I didn’t mean to completely ignore my blog, but it was for good reasons, I assure you. I’ve had my head down in my writing cave for several weeks now, and I thought I’d take a quick break to do a status update on my current projects. So here’s where things are:

  1. MORE THAN MOST (MORE #2)
    The second book of Richard, Matthew, and Luke’s series was submitted to my publisher. I’m waiting to hear back on that, so I don’t have any news to share regarding a release date. I hope to know more soon. In the meantime here’s another brief snippet from Richard’s point of view: Sadness overwhelmed me. For Dominic and his friends in the nursing home. And for Matthew. If he outlived Luke and me, what would his final years be like? Would he have anywhere to go? Would he end up at someplace like Legacy Village? Not if I could help it. If nothing else, I’d leave him a stockpile of cash. There had to be a number of nicer nursing and retirement homes in the city. Could money buy the kind of security I wanted for him? It hadn’t done anything to protect Anne. And neither had I.
  2. MORE THAN EVER (MORE #3) – tentative title
    Matthew’s book is half drafted. This is the fastest I’ve ever written a first pass. There’ll be quite a bit of revising to do on it, but getting the initial draft done is the hardest part for me so I’m thrilled with the progress. And I’m very excited about this story. Matthew is really finding his way, and the threesome are moving into a new phase of their relationship.
  3. THE HAVEN #2 (No title yet)
    The outline is finished, and I completely love Seth and Vargas together. They are both so vulnerable, and it should be an incredibly emotional ride for them. This is actually the next book I’ll be working on, but I wanted to get a draft down of More #3 while the ideas were fresh in my mind. The goal is to finish the rough draft of More #3, then complete The Haven #2.
  4. THE HAVEN #3 (No title yet)
    I’ve got a few notes down for this story. I’m pretty sure I’m set with who I want the couple to be (and how they’re going to meet and get together), but I’ll wait to share more on that until I’m further along with writing book 2 in case I change course for any reason.
  5. Also, I may be writing a short story that I can’t get out of my head, but we’ll see if I can fit it in somewhere in the next few months.

I’ll keep you posted on news about the release of More #2 and my other progress. Thanks for checking out what I’ve been up to.

M/M Reader Appreciation Day Prizes

The Sweet Spot

This month’s Reader Appreciation Day, hosted by me, SJ Frost, and Jambrea Jo Jones at the Sweet Spot Yahoo Group, is this Saturday, August 16th.

Stop by the Yahoo Group to enter the giveaway, read excerpts, and chat with authors of M/M romances. The giveaway runs from 8 am – 8 pm Eastern Time.

Here are some of the books and other prizes available:

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Here’s how to enter:

  1. If you haven’t already, join the Yahoo Group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheSweetSpotMM/
  2. On Saturday, August 16th watch the group page (or your email if you choose to receive emails from the group) for a message with instructions on how to enter. The subject of the post should read something like “RAD Giveaway: Reply for a chance to win”
  3. Reply to that message anytime between 8am and 8pm Eastern Time indicating you’d like to enter the giveaway.

That’s it. You’ll be added to the drawing for a chance at a random prize.


Complete List of Prizes & Donating Authors

If a book or prize is listed more than once, the author has donated multiple copies and there will be more than one winner selected.

Hope you can join us at The Sweet Spot Reader Appreciation Day.

Authors of M/M romances, if you’re interested in joining us for our next RAD, we’d love to have you. Send me an email and I’ll add you to our author contact list.

It’s done! It’s done!

More 2 Manuscript

The finished manuscript of MORE THAN MOST

I’m delighted to share that I just finished MORE THAN MOST, the sequel to MORE. I’m having someone give it a final review this weekend, then it’ll be off to my editor. Hopefully I’ll know more about a release date before too long.

Prior to working with my editor, it’s around 94,500 words. All Richard’s point of view.

A part of me thought I might never finish this book (for reasons that had very little to do with the writing of it), so I’m beyond excited right now and thrilled with how it turned out. I’m also grateful I didn’t write this sequel right after the first book. It definitely wouldn’t have been the same story. There’s a vulnerability to Richard I’m not sure I would’ve captured without some distance from Luke’s point of view. I know Richard now even better than when I was writing the first book.

And Matthew… there’s so much more I know about him as well, but I’ll keep that to myself until his story. All I can say is that I’m more in love with him than ever. Richard and Luke too.

I’ll share a preview in my next newsletter. In the meantime, there are several snippets from the book on my tumblr page.

Giveaway: ebook copy of I SWEAR TO YOU & 1 other Sloan Parker book

I Swear to You Giveaway

“…a coming home story of two lost souls that after all they have been through cannot deny that they are soul mates and destined to be together and always had been.” –Mark at Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews

Thanks to Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews, I’m giving away an ebook copy of I SWEAR TO YOU as well as any other book from my backlist. There’s only a few hours left before the giveaway ends so be sure to stop by their site and enter the rafflecopter drawing for a chance to win.

Good luck!