Please join us for an M/M Reader Appreciation Day

I’m pleased to share that this Saturday, December 1st is another Reader Appreciation Day at the Sweet Spot Yahoo Group (hosted by me, SJ Frost, and Jambrea Jo Jones). Stop by to enter the giveaway, read excerpts, and chat with authors of M/M romances. The giveaway runs from 8 am – 8 pm EST.

Here’s how to enter the giveaway:

  1. If you haven’t already, join the Yahoo Group at
  2. Watch the group page (or your email if you choose to receive emails from the group) on Saturday, December 1st for a message with instructions on how to enter. The subject of the post should read something like “Enter the Giveaway: Respond to this message for a chance to win”
  3. Reply to that message between 8am and 8pm EST indicating you’d like to enter the giveaway.

That’s it. You’ll be added to the drawing for your chance at a random prize. Winners will be announced via the group after the giveaway closes. Authors will be sent the winning email addresses at that time and will contact their winners directly.

So far, the following authors have generously donated these items. Thank you!


Complete List of Prizes

Hope you can join us at The Sweet Spot Reader Appreciation Day on December 1, 2012.

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.

Trade Paperback of BREATHE is now available

I’m so very pleased to share that my Rainbow award-winning novel BREATHE is now also available for purchase in paperback. As of right now, you can pick up a copy at Amazon US, Amazon UK, and Barnes and Noble.

Lincoln McCaw lost everything—his home, his job, his partner—after he caused a fatal accident. A year later, he’s drowning the guilt and despair in whiskey, but he needs to move on. His sister and her kids are counting on him. Then he meets a man who ignites a passion Lincoln thought he’d never find. Too bad one night is all they can have together. Now he needs to figure out how to turn away from the only person who makes him feel alive…before whoever is sending him threats decides Lincoln needs to suffer more than he already has.

Jay Miller is surrounded by grief and misery until he finally gives in to all those years of sexual fantasies about being with another guy. Realizing he’s ended up in the arms of the man who caused his wife’s accident, he tries to pull away. But how can he give up a friendship he needs more than anything—a friendship and a love that could save him? He may not have time to make the choice before someone else destroys it all.

This book contains explicit sexual content and graphic language.

Loose Id Books On Sale This Weekend

(c), arekmalang 2007

Your local big box stores aren’t the only ones kicking off the holidays right! Check out the details below for what’s happening at my publisher Loose Id and their resellers:

All Loose Id titles will be 20% off this Black Friday at All Romance eBooks (ARe) – The sale runs midnight to midnight starting on Friday, November 23.

Loose Id is having a Cyber Monday Sci Fi Mania sale on our Web site, All Science Fiction & Space Opera, and Steampunk titles will be 15%. The sale runs midnight to midnight starting on Monday, November 26.

Select historical titles will be on sale for $0.99 in the Kindle Store, beginning on Monday, November 26, and lasting until Friday, November 30.

Happy holidays!

Video I Love: Oskar, which has me missing my little guy today

Okay, I’m going to get all sappy here, but I love this video. It reminds me of my own cat Jesse, whom we lost a few years ago. He had a toy puppy he absolutely loved playing with and would fearlessly do all kinds of things like jumping onto the couch not knowing what he’d encounter just so he could get to his favorite sleeping spot. If it weren’t for the occasional running into the walls or furniture, you’d have never known he was blind. And he was such a sweetheart. He just made my life so much brighter every day, and a part of me will always miss him.

Oskar (born without formed eyeballs) is the winner of the Friskies’ best cat video award.

ETA: Meant to include this one too:

My Jesse and his puppy.

(c) Sloan Parker


(c) Sloan Parker


(c) Sloan Parker


(c) Sloan Parker

Quote I Love: On Writing, the Adrenaline Rush

“It’s an adrenaline surge rushing through your body. You have this spark of an idea that keeps threatening to burst into flames and you have to get the words out on paper to match this emotion or picture in your head. After this comes the work of cleaning up the mess that you made.”

–Janet West