From My Writing Playlist: Emotional Impact

Not sure why, but I always love listening to this song when I’m writing a first draft. Something about the music and the lyrics heightens whatever emotion I’m going for in a scene. It also just has a really amazing message.

Watch on YouTube

Preview snippet from MORE THAN JUST A GOOD BOOK part 7

Mark filed the idea away for later. He lay down and pulled a sleepy Scott close. Maybe if the talk with Bruce went well, that’s how they could celebrate.

That’s if he didn’t blow it by freaking when it came time to tie Scott up again. He closed his eyes and tried to convince himself he wouldn’t. He had to trust what Scott said. He didn’t want to ruin the amazing thing they had going when it came to the sex. He wouldn’t do that to Scott.

Scott settled in again with his head on Mark’s chest.

Mark ran a hand down his back. “Are you sure…”


Okay. He could do this. He could trust Scott.

I’ve got a new editor I’m working with going over it now, and then it’ll be up on my website.

Friday Photo: A Gay Romance Author’s Furniture Polish


(c) Sloan Parker 2013

I recently bought this new-to-me brand of furniture polish. When it came in the mail, my honey read the back label, just shook her head, and said, “Of course you’d buy this kind.”

Me: “Why?”

She handed me the tin and said, “Read the very bottom.”

I looked at the label and saw their tagline: “Love Your Wood.”

Her: “And the instructions…”

“rub onto wood in a circular motion and rejoice”

Me: “Yeah, you can’t forget the rejoicing. That’s the best part of rubbing your wood.”


Video I Love: Quinto & Nimoy

I just adore this… Leonard Nimoy’s delivery is still perfection.

View on YouTube – Zachary Quinto vs. Leonard Nimoy: “The Challenge”

June Reader Appreciation Day Giveaway

This Saturday, June 15th 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.

The following authors have generously donated these books or other prizes. Thank you, authors!

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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, June 15th for a message with instructions on how to enter. The subject of the post should read something like “Enter the Giveaway: Respond 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.

Complete List of Prizes

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.