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!
This Saturday, February 16th 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, February 16th 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”
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.
At the end of 2012, I hosted my annual happy holidays giveaway on my blog where I asked readers to name a non-Sloan Parker m/m romance they’d recommend to a friend who hasn’t read any gay romances but would like to. The final list is below and includes over 130 titles, which I guess goes to show how vast reader preferences are when it comes to favorite reads.
I apologize for any misspellings of titles or author’s names. Each recommendation was copied as it was originally entered in the readers’ comments.
Thanks to all the readers who responded. I hope everyone who checks out this list finds some great new-to-you books to read.
7 Days of Christmas by Nicole Dennis
911 by Chris Owens
A Better Man by RJ Scott
A Dickens With Love by Josh Lanyon
A Matter of Time series by Mary Calmes
A Strange Place in Time series by Alyx Shaw
A Strong and Sudden Thaw by RW Day
A to Z by Marie Sexton
Absolutely Eric by Erica Pike
Adrien English series by Josh Lanyon
After Ben from the Seattle Stories series by Con Riley
Among the Living by Jordan Castillo Price
Archer’s Heart by Astrid Amara
As You Are by Ethan Day
Bareback by Chris Owen
Bear, Otter and the Kid by TJ Klune
Blacque/Bleu by Belinda McBride
Blue Notes by Shira Anthony
Bob the Book by David Pratt
Brute by Kim Fielding
But My Boyfriend Is by K. A. Mitchell
Cards on the Table by Josh Lanyon
Caught Running by Abigail Roux and Madeline Urban
Change of Heart by Mary Calmes
Chase in Shadow by Amy Lane
Clear Water by Amy Lane
Close Protection by Cordelia Kingsbridge
Coda Series by Marier Sexton
Collision Course by K. A. Mitchell
Coming Home by Ava Rose Johnson
Companions Nich’ooni by Jed A. Bryan
Conquest Series by S. J. Frost
Cop Out by KC Burn
Crossing Borders by ZA Maxfield
Crying for the Moon by Sarah Madison
Cut and Run series by Abigail Roux and Madeleine Urban
Dance with the Devil by Megan Derr
Dark Soul by Aleksandr Voinov
Diversion by Eden Winters
Duck! by Kim Dare
Fair Game by Josh Lanyon
Fairy Tales Volume 1 by Megan Derr
Fall in the Sun by Val Kovalin
Finding Zach by Rowan Speedwell
First Kiss by J. Tomas
Force of Law by Jez Morrow
Frat Boy and Toppy by Anne Tenino
Frog by Mary Calmes
Good To Know by D.W. Marchwell
Gravediggers’ Brawl by Abi Roux
Grey’s Awakening by Cameron Dane
Hammer series by Sean Micheal
Heaven Sent series by Jet Mykles
Hemovore by Jordan Castillo Price
Holland Brothers Series by Toni Griffin
Home Series by Cardeno C
Hot Head by Damon Suede
Hunter’s Moon by M.J. O’Shea
I Spy Something Bloody by Josh Lanyon
In the Company of Men series by Lynn Lorenz
Incursion by Aleksandr Voino
Infected series by Andrea Speed
Into Deep Water by Kaje Harper
Jarhead series by Sean Michael (starting with Three Day Passes)
Jay Bell’s Something Like Summer
Jewel Bond series by Megan Derr
Keeping Promise Rock by Amy Lane
Knitter series by Amy Lane
Like the Taste of Summer by Kaje Harper
Lost Boys series by JP Barnaby
Lost Gods series by Megan Derr
Love Means…No Shame by Andrew Grey
Love, Hypothetically by Anne Tenino
Loving Instincts by SJ Frost
Magic Mansion by Jordan Castillo Price
Marie Sexton’s Song of Oestend
Mark of the Gladiator
Missing Butterfly by Megan Derr
My Summer of Wes by Missy Welsh
Nighttime Wishes and Nighttime Dreams by M.A. Church
No Going Home by TA Chase
One Small Thing by Piper Vaughn and MJ O’Shea
Pricks and Pragmatism by JL Merrow
Prisoner by Megan Derr
Promises by Marie Sexton
PsyCop series by Jordsn Castillo Price
Quinn’s Hart by Cassandra Gold
Rayne’s Wild Ride by Jambrea Jo Jones
Regularly Scheduled Life by K. A. Mitchell
Riding Heartbreak Road by Kiernan Kelly
Rough Stock series by BA Tortuga
Sanctuary series by RJ Scott
Scarlet and the White Wolf series by Kirby Crow
Scrap Metal by Harper Fox
Second Chances by T.A. Webb
Shadow of the Templar by M Chandler
Shattered Glass by Dani Alexander
Sinders and Ash by Tara Lain
Sno Ho by Ethan Day
Sock it to Me, Santa! by Madison Parker
Something Like Summer by Jay Bell
Special Forces epic by Aleksandr Voinov
Strawberries for Dessert by Marie Sexton
THAW by Jordan Castillo Price
The Assignment by Evangeline Anderson
The Bonds of Earth by G.N. Chevalier
The British Devil by Greg Hogben
The Cat in the Cradle by Jay Bell
The Christmas Throwaway by RJ Scott
The Cowboy Poet by Claire Thompson
The Cranberry Hush by Ben Monopoli
The Curtis Reincarnation by Zathyn Priest
The Ghost Wore Yellow Shoes by Josh Lanyon
The Guardian by Mary Calmes
The Little Boy Lost series by J.P. Barnaby
The Missing Butterfly
The One That Got Away by Rhianne Aile & Madeleine Urban
The Rebuilding Year by Kaje Harper
The Winter Courtship Rituals of Fur-Bearing Critters by Amy Lane
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:
BLACK FRIDAY BLAST!
All Loose Id titles will be 20% off this Black Friday at All Romance eBooks (ARe) – www.allromanceebooks.com. The sale runs midnight to midnight starting on Friday, November 23.
CYBER MONDAY SCI FI MANIA!
Loose Id is having a Cyber Monday Sci Fi Mania sale on our Web site, www.loose-id.com. 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.
Thanks to a post from Untreed Reads Editor-in-Chief Jay A. Hartman, I learned about this worthy cause.
“Movember is the global men’s health charity engaging men to grow and women to support the Mo (moustache) for the 30 days of November. Through the power of the moustache, awareness and funds are raised for men’s health, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.” –Movember.com
To celebrate Read-an-eBook Week there’s a sale going on at my publisher Loose Id. Now through March 10, save 20% off all ebooks. (I believe the discount is taken when you add the item to your cart.) Go buy something hot and steamy to read.
Join me and several other m/m authors as we celebrate the holiday season on Keira Andrews’s blog. You can check out several of the posts already there. Mine will be coming December 19 and will include an excerpt from Take Me Home that I have not shared yet here on the blog or my website. Although, it won’t be new to those of you who pick up a copy of Take Me Home when it releases this week.
For those of you who do check out Take Me Home, I truly hope you enjoy Kyle and Evan’s story.
Thanks for checking out Keira’s blog and helping us celebrate the holiday season.
Two weeks ago I attended a brainstorming event with some of the writers in my local writing group. It was my third year attending this annual event, and I had such a fabulous time. Not only is it productive in generating story ideas, it’s also a time to recharge my writing energy. Just hanging with these fabulous women (and our lone, brave man who slept in a lake cottage with 12 women) gets me excited about writing. These people have amazing energy and talent. I’m always in awe of their creativity.
We spent the weekend talking about each other’s stories and coming up with titles, plot ideas, ways to kill off characters (don’t worry, that wasn’t mine), and more. We have writers of all genres and heat levels in the group. From contemporary to sci-fi. From sweet inspiration to steamy erotic romance and erotica. Most write romance, but some don’t.
So what kinds of things did I hear that weekend? Here’s a sampling:
“He’s a schizophrenic vampire priest!”
“Die, bitch, die!” (which worked for several of the stories)
“Regrow the cherry!”
“Everybody use frickidous in a sentence.” Our 18-year-old, youngest member immediately told us all to, “Go frickidous yourselves.”
“bilabial frickidousness and glaodal stoppages”
And perhaps my favorite…“We need to make his junk grow!”
So yeah, it was a blast. Thanks ladies and Ray! I had a wonderful time.
GayRomLit is just over a week away. I won’t be in attendance, but someone (who shall remain nameless in order to protect their super secret identity) shared some info with me about a scavenger hunt taking place at the event.
For those of you who haven’t heard of it, GayRomLit is a new retreat for readers and writers of GLBT romances organized by J.P. Bowie, Ethan Day, Lynn Lorenz, Carol Lynne, and Amanda Young. This is the first year for the retreat, which is being held in New Orleans on October 13 – 16. My publisher, Loose Id, along with several others and many authors of m/m romance will be there. It should be a great time for authors and readers to mingle and talk about male/male romances. I can only imagine some of the conversations that will take place over those four days. ;)
For those of you attending, I was given a preview of the Scavenger Hunt that a group of the authors have planned. Here’s how it works:
17 authors are participating in the scavenger hunt.
The retreat’s registration bags will contain a clue sheet and empty bracelet for all attending the retreat.
Attendees who want to participate in the scavenger hunt will solve gay romance riddles to find out which authors are part of the game.
You collect beads from the authors and there are more raffle prizes at the end.
I can’t tell you who the 17 authors are, but I’ve seen the game and it’ll definitely be an entertaining way to break the ice and meet some of the well-known and newer m/m authors at the retreat.
So who’s all going? Anyone who follows the blog? I hope you guys have fun! Don’t get too crazy. Ah forget that. It’s a once-a-year event with fellow lovers of m/m romances all in one place. Have a wicked good time!!