I’m currently gathering questions to include in a new Q&A section of my newsletter. If there’s anything you’d like to ask one of my characters, I’d love to hear about it. Specifically I’m interested in questions for any of the characters in MORE and HOW TO SAVE A LIFE (my two series books), but I’d love to hear your questions for any of my books.
If you have something you’d like to ask, post your questions in the comments section here on the blog or send me an email to email@example.com (please put “Questions for your characters” in the subject line). I may not use all the questions I receive right away, but I’ll be sharing as many as I can in the next several editions of my newsletter.
Thanks so much. I can’t wait to see what you guys want to know about.
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!
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”
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.
Mom was having trouble signing into her computer. She called me for help and this was the explanation I received in her most serious tone.
“The password box is there and the little cursor is cursing, but I can’t type anything!”
Thank God a reboot fixed the issue. Because I couldn’t say anything for several minutes while I just laughed at her cursing cursor.
I do appreciate the little laugh-filled breaks my parents offer on the days when I’m locked in the writing cave.
(Blog note: Starting next week I’m going to be changing my blog schedule to Wednesdays and Fridays. Actually I shouldn’t call it a schedule. I don’t stress over making sure I post every so often since writing my fiction is my main priority every week, but I have fun with the blog so I like having specific days on my schedule as a reminder to post. Also, for those of you on email subscriptions, I switched to a new email RSS service called MailChimp. Anyone previously signed up to receive the blog posts via email through Google Feedburner or WordPress have been automatically transferred to the new service. Hopefully no one is getting duplicate posts in your email, but if you are, you can always unsubscribe from one of them using the link in the email. The MailChimp version is the new one you’d want to keep. If anyone else would like to sign up to receive these posts by email, you can use the form on the homepage of my website. There’s also one there for my newsletter.)
Well it took over a week longer than I’d hoped, but my blog is finally all set up at its new host. The existing content was copied to the new location, and it even looks like all of the email subscribers also transferred with the blog. So if you’re signed up to follow the posts via email, hopefully you’re seeing this in your inbox.
I’m glad to be getting back to sharing news and other fun stuff.
Speaking of news. I finished drafting MORE THAN JUST A GOOD BOOK parts 7 and 8, and I’ve got a good start on 9 and 10. I wanted to get all the details ironed out so I could make sure I worked in each of the threads I wanted to follow through on before the ending. I’ll start doing a final edit on part 7 shortly and get that up on my site as soon as I can, probably in the next couple of weeks. As with each installment, I have a few people that are going to look it over so I need to give them time to read through it and make comments. I’ll keep you posted on that.
I’m also still plugging away on the first draft of MORE THAN MOST (MORE #2). As soon as I get into more in depth revisions for that one, I’ll share a work-in-progress excerpt or two.
While I’m on the subject of book news, I wanted to send out a huge thank-you to everyone who picked up a copy of HOW TO SAVE A LIFE. Knowing there are readers out there who are interested in my stories is the best writing incentive, especially on the days when the words don’t flow easily and I’m staring at a blank page wondering where my characters have gone. The emails and other messages I’ve received about this book have also meant the world to me. Thank you!!
What does that mean for you?
Any subscribers who are signed up to receive new posts via email (meaning you’re reading this post in your email right now) might have to sign up again. I won’t know for sure until after the move, which would mean it’ll be too late to let you know. If you stop getting posts in your email, please come back to the blog next week and sign up again using the form in the sidebar at http://blog.sloanparker.com (the sign-up form has been temporarily removed until after the move. You’ll know the blog has been moved if you see the form.)
Hopefully anyone reading this via the RSS feed will not lose the feed since that’s based on the address, and the blog address will remain the same: http://blog.sloanparker.com.
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Very sorry for the inconvenience, and I hope those of you following via email will stop back and sign up again if you notice you stop getting emails from my blog.
Thanks for hanging in there with me through the move!
Today is my monthly Q&A day where I answer any reader questions via my Yahoo group. Questions could include anything about my published books, works in progress, writing in general, the publishing world, or anything else anyone would like to ask me about.
I also share an occasional sneak peek excerpt or character interview with members of the group.
I’ve got news! My publisher Loose Id is going to release the short epilogue for my novel BREATHE as one of their Spring Fling reads (ETA: which will be free for a limited time). The epilogue is titled WHAT YOU DO TO ME: A BREATHE EPILOGUE and will be out sometime the week of April 22nd, possibly Wednesday or Thursday. I’ll share the link when it’s available.
This is one I’ve been wanting to write ever since finishing the novel. It’s short, just a couple of scenes, and gives a look at the happily-ever-after for Jay and Lincoln.
My new website went live this week. There are a few minor tweaks my web guru and I need to work on yet (including a mobile version), but all the content from the old site is there and the new design has been added to the blog as well. I’m very happy to have the website and blog more integrated. I hope it makes it easier for new visitors to browse around and find what they’re looking for.
If you’re trying to find something and can’t locate it, or if something doesn’t look or work right on your end, please drop me a line so we can get it corrected. Thanks!
I’m pleased to share that my Gay Erotic Romance/Suspense HOW TO SAVE A LIFE is now available. You can pick up a copy at:
Also if you’re interested, you can preview the first two chapters on my website and in PDF.
(Please note: There was an issue with the PRC file at Loose Id during the first 24 hours it was on sale, so if you already ordered a copy be sure you check that it’s the correct format. If not, please email Loose Id at firstname.lastname@example.org so they can get you the correct file.)
Reporter Kevin Price has a knack for tripping over his own feet. And everyone else’s. He’s in over his head undercover at the Haven, a swanky gay sex club, determined to find out why members of the club keep vanishing. Five minutes inside and he can no longer deny the truth about his sexuality. He turns to the one man he can’t get out of his head, the sexy ex-cop handling security. Too bad Kevin doesn’t trust cops. Not since the only night he let himself be with another man.
Walter Simon doesn’t do the club scene anymore. Not since he found love and lost it. That doesn’t mean he’ll let anyone hurt more innocent gay men. Even if that means going head-to-head with the klutzy, closeted, much-younger reporter. Kevin has information about the disappearances. Better to keep him close. And safe.
Neither is at the club to hook up or fall in love. Now they must work together amid their growing passion in order to uncover the truth before more men disappear.
If you check it out, I hope you enjoy Walter and Kevin’s story.
Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway and shared your recommendations for newcomers to M/M Romances. I’m really looking forward to putting together the final list of books and authors, which I’ll be posting to my blog in the next week or so.
Now on to the drawing: There were a total of three random winners selected. Congratulations to Hope (comment #17), Diane A (comment #100), and Cindi (comment #2). I’ll be contacting each of you via email so you can select which gift certificate you’d like and what format of e-book.
Thanks again to everyone for stopping by the blog and sharing your recommendations. I wish you all a happy, healthy, and joyful 2013!