New Cover for A LESSON IN TRUTH

I’m thrilled to share that my freebie short story A LESSON IN TRUTH has this fab new cover from artist L.C. Chase. This edition of the e-book also includes the bonus short story SWEPT AWAY. You can pick up your free copy at:

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Rediscovering the Joy of Writing and Two New Reader Giveaways

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Today I’m a guest over at On Top Down Under Book Reviews, helping them celebrate their blog’s 4th anniversary. I’m sharing more about my experience writing The Haven #2 and also offering up a giveaway. Check out the post at this link: Creativity, Disappointment, and Rediscovering the Joy of Writing. Be sure to comment there to enter the giveaway before October 18th.

Here’s a full list of their other anniversary events and giveaways.

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This week I’m also taking part in the massive Halloween Giveaway hosted by Diverse Reader. There are more than 40 prizes up for grabs and some fun posts by an amazing list of authors who are answering questions such as:

What’s your favorite thing about Halloween?
Tell us the best costume you ever wore for Halloween?
What’s your best Halloween memory?

What’s your favorite Halloween or scary story and why?

Stop by and check out all the fun, and be sure to enter the giveaway. The authors’ posts are divided into two sections: Part one & Part two (check out mine in part two).

The contest ends on October 20th.

Good luck!

Freebie Offer: MORE, a gay erotic suspense, is free for a limited time!

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To introduce new readers to my More series, I’m currently offering my book MORE for free at various online retailers. Spread the word. Let your friends know they can pick up a copy at their favorite bookstore now.

Pick up a copy today at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | All Romance Ebooks | Google PlayKobo | Smashwords

Writing Life: The Rewards of Patience

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“That’s the magic of revisions – every cut is necessary, and every cut hurts, but something new always grows.”  ― Kelly Barnhill

“The writer must have a good imagination to begin with, but the imagination has to be muscular, which means it must be exercised in a disciplined way, day in and day out, by writing, failing, succeeding and revising.” ― Stephen King

“The best advice I can give on this is, once it’s done, to put it away until you can read it with new eyes. When you’re ready, pick it up and read it, as if you’ve never read it before. If there are things you aren’t satisfied with as a reader, go in and fix them as a writer: that’s revision.” ― Neil Gaiman

I recently hit the point in revising HOW TO HEAL A LIFE where I’m even more connected to the story and the characters. I’m adding those extra little touches that allow for deeper meaning and emotional impact. I’m learning far more than I knew I was missing about who these characters are. At the same time, I’ve been strengthening their interactions, tweaking the overall story arc, and filling in any plot holes.

It feels really good to be at this point. I wanted to wrap this book up MONTHS ago, but I’m so very glad I stuck it out and kept on plugging away at the revision phase instead of calling it “quits” too early. I would’ve been seriously disappointed in myself. Especially when it came to this book. Seth’s journey is a difficult one, but I always hoped that would make the book all the more emotional and powerful for the reader. I wanted to give his story the attention it deserved. 

Now it’s coming together to be what I’d always envisioned for his story, and I couldn’t be happier.

I have a bit more to go with the revisions, but for me, this is one of the most rewarding parts of the writing process. I can’t wait to do my next read-through and see the full effect.

For Love and Forever Out Now & My Monthly Blog Giveaway

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For Love and Forever is out now! This collection features six gay love stories, including my most recent titles: HIS ROOMMATE’S SECRET and COPS AND LOVERS. All of the stories in this collection were previously released as individual ebooks.

You can pick up a copy of FOR LOVE AND FOREVER at Amazon, All Romance eBooks, Google Play, iBooks, Kobo, and Smashwords. The ebook should be showing up at other retailers in the next few days, and the trade paperback will be available soon too. This will be the first time any of these stories are available in print. (Edited to Add: The trade paperback is now live at CreateSpace. It should be out at other online bookstores soon)

This Month’s Giveaway: Winner’s Choice of…

  1. A $15 All Romance eBooks gift card or…
  2. Your pick of up to 3 specific titles at All Romance eBooks (totaling no more than $18). The titles will be gifted to you at All Romance so they must be ebooks currently on the ARe website.

How to Enter the Giveaway (a new way to enter):

Rules and Terms: 

  • The giveaway runs until the end of the day tomorrow. All entries must be received by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on August 31stOne random winner will be selected and then contacted directly about his/her prize. Chances of winning depends on the total number of entries. No purchase necessary. The giveaway is open internationally as All Romance eBooks does work with customers from outside the United States. To redeem the prize, the winner must have, or be willing to create, an account at All Romance eBooks.

Thanks for entering and good luck! Be sure to check back next month for another reader giveaway. If you’d like, you can sign-up to receive my blog posts via email. I post about twice a week.