Author Lex Valentine is currently hosting her big Holiday Event all month long on her blog. Every day there’s a different giveaway for free books. Stop by http://sunlightsucks.com to enter for a chance to win one of the current day’s prizes. Lex accepts comments up to midnight Pacific time each night.
Today there are several m/m books up for grabs so be sure to stop by and have a look. My novel TAKE ME HOME will be available in the giveaway later this month. Thanks to Lex for hosting and good luck to all who enter!
“I loved both of the heroes in this book, and found myself easily rallying for their relationship to grow from being best friends to developing a loving, romantic relationship together that lived long within my heart long after the story was over.” Night Owl Reviews
“I can assure you that you will LOVE Take Me Home. This is a book that you will want to read over and over. Ms. Parker is an incredible writer and I have enjoyed every one of her books. But let me warn you…once you read her books you’re hooked and will find yourself waiting impatiently for her next one.” Books and Porn
“This isn’t just a romance, it is filled with plenty of heartfelt moments, action of both the steamy kind and adventure kind, it had everything you could want from an m/m romance read with a little mystery and plenty of suspense.” Book Devotee Reviews
“Oh, this was such a sweet, yummy friends-to-lovers story! … Great dynamic between the two guys with just the right combination of tender, sweet moments and scorching hot scenes, something Parker does so well in her books.” Joyfully Jay
I’m thrilled to share that my third novel, Take Me Home, is now available for purchase in various e-book formats. You can pick up a copy at Loose Id or keep an eye on my site for links to other e-book stores such as Amazon and All Romance eBooks. I’ll add the links as the book become available at each site.
TAKE ME HOME: Ten years after their one and only night in each other’s arms, best friends finally give in to passion and new sexual roles while trapped in a blizzard as they head home for the holidays.
I hope everyone who picks up a copy enjoys this holiday friends-to-lovers story. Have a happy holiday season and a beautiful, healthy new year!
Q: I don’t see your ebook when I search Amazon.com. Is it available for the Kindle?
A: I’ve had this question come up a few times so I thought I’d explain.
If you’re searching for my ebooks on Amazon.com and key in “Sloan Parker” in the search bar on the homepage, you’ll get one of my novels but not the other. To find MORE you have to search within a department such as “Books” or “Kindle Books” or a category within those departments. However, BREATHE is available by searching anywhere.
Why is this? I contacted Amazon and learned it’s because MORE is labeled as “adult” content while BREATHE is not. Not sure how that happens, but the limitation in where you can search for it didn’t occur until several weeks after my publisher released the book at Amazon. My guess is the excerpt for MORE is highly explicit so either Amazon or reader comments/complaints bumped it to an “adult” rating. If anyone knows more specifics for how this label gets applied to a book, I’d be interested in learning more.
Now don’t get me wrong, MORE is adult content, so I have no issues with the labeling (although I wish the labeling was more consistent across all explicit content on Amazon.com and that all explicit materials were treated equally). I just wanted to explain how the search works for those who may have the same question as others have asked me.
So, if you’re looking for MORE for your Kindle on Amazon.com, it’s there. Just buried a bit. You can always go to my author page to view my books available on Amazon.com. Or you can search for my name directly via your Kindle since that searches the Kindle story only.
I’m guessing this limitation in searching for adult-labeled books may be the same for other erotic romances so don’t give up after one search. If there’s a book you really want from Amazon.com, drill into the “Kindle” or “Books” category and try the search again. I’m not sure how that works for print books, but I’m guessing it’s the same and you’ll need to browse to the “Books” category before performing a search.
This FAQ has also been added to my website’s FAQ page.
I only have a minute to post today, and I know I’ve posted on this topic before, but I wanted to give a shout of thanks out to everyone who has taken the time to write and let a romance author know when you’ve enjoyed one of their stories. Please know, authors really do appreciate the effort.
I’ve received some amazing emails lately, and no matter how often it happens, there is nothing sweeter and more rewarding than knowing when one of my stories was an enjoyable experience for someone. And even better is knowing that story touched the reader in a meaningful way. Your words of appreciation and encouragement mean more than I can say.
Have you seen the new ARe cafe at All Romance eBooks? I’m still learning my way around, but it looks pretty neat. You can post a status, connect with friends, join groups with other readers, check out recommended reads, see what’s being reviewed, and integrate it with your Twitter and Facebook. There’s even an m/m group called Mmmm… M/M Romance. Here’s the groups description:
“Here is the place for lovers of m/m romance, from sweet to spicy, to discuss what’s hot now. Talk about your favorite manlove authors and recommend titles for readers new to M/M goodness!”
If anyone is a member of the cafe, I’d love to connect with you. Here’s a link to my profile. Feel free to send me a friend request.
It looks like a neat place for readers to hang out. Hope to see you there!
Rules and instructions for the giveaway are listed below. Contest closes at 12:00 pm EST Monday, December 20, 2010 or 300 entries (whichever comes first).
Instructions / Rules
To enter, leave a comment on this blog post indicating that you’d like to enter. Be sure to include a valid email address in the email form field in order to be considered. Your email address is for my use only (in order to contact the winners). It will NOT be published on the blog or used for marketing/promotional purposes.
If for any reason you cannot leave a comment, email me and I’ll post your comment for you (that way everyone can see how many entries there are).
Winners are randomly drawn from the total list of entries.
One entry per person please.
Contest closes at 12:00 pm EST Monday, December 20, 2010 or 300 entries (whichever comes first).
Winners will be announced on the blog and privately emailed by 11:59 EST on Monday, December 20.
If I do not hear back from the winners with their selections within two weeks, I reserve the right to select another winner.
Feel free to share the link to this blog post. There’s also a direct link to the contest on my website. You can use the graphic at the top of this post if you’d like.
Good luck and thank you again to all the readers. Happy reading in 2011!
In celebration of my second release, I have two links to share:
Today Reviews by Jessewave is hosting a giveaway. One commenter will win a free ebook of BREATHE. Stop by for a chance to win and be sure to check out the site’s awesome new look.
Also, I’m honored to be the first author interview at writer Deanna Wadsworth’s blog. She’s starting a new series titled “Cocktails and Cock Tales.” Isn’t that a great title? She’s looking for more authors to feature for any of you writers out there who are interested. Deanna recently had her first m/m release, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Congrats, Deanna!! Stop by if you can. I’m talking about my inspiration for Breathe, the easiest part to write, and the hardest, as well as what I’m working on now. Feel free to ask me any questions in the comments section at Deanna’s blog. I’d love to hear from you!
Good luck to all who enter Jessewave’s contest!
I’m thrilled to announce that my second release, BREATHE, is now available for purchase at Loose Id. I would like to extend a huge thanks to everyone who worked on this book, with special thanks to my critique partner, Connie, and my editor, Antonia, for all their help, as well as the cover artist, Valerie Tibbs, for the wonderful cover.
I hope anyone who picks up a copy enjoys Lincoln and Jay’s story! I had a wonderful time writing it.
BREATHE Length: Novel Plus, 234 pages (in PDF) Genre: LGBT Romantic Suspense (m/m) Publisher: Loose Id Cover Artist: Valerie Tibbs Format: ebook ISBN: 978-1-60737-890-7
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.