M/M Romance Reader Appreciation Day & Giveaway, this Saturday

The Sweet Spot

Sorry for the double posts today, but I wanted to be sure everyone knew about this month’s Reader Appreciation Day that takes place this Saturday, February 15th at the Sweet Spot Yahoo Group.

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, and all you have to do to enter is reply to the message titled ”RAD Giveaway: Reply for a chance to win.”

Here are some of the books and authors in the giveaway:

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Here’s how to enter:

  1. If you haven’t already, join the Yahoo Group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheSweetSpotMM/
  2. On Saturday, February 15th watch the group page (or your email if you choose to receive emails from the group) for a message with instructions on how to enter. The subject of the post should read something like “RAD Giveaway: Reply for a chance to win”
  3. Reply to that message anytime 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 & Donating Authors

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.

Tentative Release Date & Description for I SWEAR TO YOU

Coming April 2014: I SWEAR TO YOU

My publisher has set a tentative release date for I SWEAR TO YOU: April 29, 2014. This may change as Loose Id sometimes needs to shuffle their schedule around for various reasons. You can sign-up for e-mail notices about new blog posts and/or to get a copy of my newsletter for an announcement when the book is released.

Draft Story Description: I SWEAR TO YOU

Since the night they kissed back in college, Grady has been fantasizing about his former “straight” roommate. Now that Grady’s finally ready for more with a guy, he heads to the local pride parade where he spots the man who’s been starring in all those fantasies. But Grady broke Mateo’s heart back in college when he refused to accept he might be gay, even after they spent an explosive night together. Mateo doesn’t trust him and takes off before Grady can even say hello. Tracking Mateo down proves nearly impossible. So what’s a horny gay virgin who wants only one man to do? He posts an ad online to encourage his friend out of hiding and into his bed. Once he gets Mateo between the sheets, he’s sure he can convince him that this is no college experiment. Only, Mateo’s been hiding from something. Or someone. Grady is determined to tear down all the walls between them so he can find out what happened to Mateo and help heal his wounds, and in the process just maybe show his best friend that he’s not going to run this time.

Grady and Mateo’s Song

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I’ve heard back from my publisher on I SWEAR TO YOU, and they love the final story!

So today I thought I’d share Grady and Mateo’s song. These lyrics are just about perfect for them.

“Arms” by Christina Perri on YouTube

I SWEAR TO YOU is off to my editor!

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I’ve officially turned in my latest story, I SWEAR TO YOU, to my publisher. To celebrate I thought I’d share another teaser.

This is an unedited excerpt so please excuse any typos. I also can’t guarantee this will make it in the final version of the story.

The door rattled behind them with their movements. There was nothing slow or easy about the kiss, about the way they rocked against one another.

A primal need had erupted inside Grady, leaving him unable—and unwilling—to stop the desire blazing through him.

“Teo,” he said around a moan as Mateo kissed his way down his neck. “What are we doing?”

“Christ, Grady. I don’t know, but I don’t want it to stop.”

Fucking hell, he didn’t want it to stop either.

He wanted more, everything he had pretended he wasn’t picturing during their last few jerk-off sessions.

Mateo pulled back. He stared at Grady’s lips again, licked his own. “Fuck.” He shook his head as if to clear his thoughts. Or maybe not. He propped a hand against the door beside Grady and leaned in once more.

Their mouths met again, and that was it. Grady gave himself over to the moment—over to Mateo.

No release date yet, but I’ll share more as soon as I have the details.

M/M Romance Reader Appreciation Day & Giveaway

The Sweet Spot

This Saturday, January 18th is our monthly Reader Appreciation Day at the Sweet Spot Yahoo Group. 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, and all you have to do to enter is reply to the message titled ”RAD Giveaway: Reply for a chance to win.”

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Here’s how to enter the giveaway:

  1. If you haven’t already, join the Yahoo Group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheSweetSpotMM/
  2. On Saturday, January 18th watch the group page (or your email if you choose to receive emails from the group) for a message with instructions on how to enter. The subject of the post should read something like “RAD Giveaway: Reply for a chance to win”
  3. Reply to that message anytime 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 & Donating Authors

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.

Teaser from I SWEAR TO YOU

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Please note: This is an unedited description and teaser. There’s always a chance something will get cut in the final publisher edits.

Genre: Contemporary M/M

Release Date: tentatively Spring 2014

Summary: I SWEAR TO YOU is a friends-to-lovers story about two “straight” college roommates who spend a weekend away together during their senior year exploring how far beyond friendship their feelings have grown. After that weekend, they go their separate ways, but eventually neither one can let go of the idea that maybe they really are gay and are meant to be together. It just takes one a little longer than the other to figure that out. But is he too late?

Mateo said nothing more for a while, just stared off into the dark, impenetrable water once again. When his second beer was almost gone, he said, “You know that thing we’ve been doing after your history class?”

Shit.

With that one question, he was violating their unspoken agreement not to talk about it—about what they did every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday when Grady got back to their dorm room.

So far those afternoons had been the best sexual experience of Grady’s life, and all he did was spend those few minutes touching only himself.

M/M Romance Reader Appreciation Day & Giveaway, Saturday Dec 21st

The Sweet Spot

This Saturday, December 21st is our monthly Reader Appreciation Day at the Sweet Spot Yahoo Group. 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, and all you have to do to enter is reply to the message titled ”RAD Giveaway: Reply for a chance to win.”

The following authors have generously donated these books or other prizes.

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Here’s how to enter the giveaway:

  1. If you haven’t already, join the Yahoo Group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheSweetSpotMM/
  2. On Saturday, December 21st watch the group page (or your email if you choose to receive emails from the group) for a message with instructions on how to enter. The subject of the post should read something like “RAD Giveaway: Reply for a chance to win”
  3. Reply to that message anytime 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 & Donating Authors

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.

10 Reasons Why I LOVE this Writing Gig

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(c) Sloan Parker, 2013

 

1. I find little sticky notes around the house that say things like “don’t forget the Superman underwear” and “move the BJ to the next chapter” and “are there too many blowjobs in the first half?”

2. I get to giggle at typos like “ass checks” and “coch rings” and “me nipples” and “he stopped the teasing of my dicks.” I mean, how many dicks does one man have?

3. When I’m really into a sex scene or romantic moment between my heroes, I get totally lost in the moment and forget every worry in my life or every horrible problem in the world, and the world shrinks to that one moment in time when everything’s beautiful and right.

4. I can stare out the window at the leaves blowing in the wind, at the swans peacefully gliding over the water, at the white snow falling down, and I’m still working. Because sometimes I have to stop typing and just daydream, or how else will I ever know what happens next?

5. Looking at my website stats gives me a good laugh when I see what keywords people have typed in to find my site. Stuff like “wild roommate scenarios” and “tumblr gay desert sex in cowboy boots” and “videos of a gay man ramming his pointy shoe up a man’s asshole.”

6. I get to spend my days with people who I love being around. (Okay, so they’re fictional people. I still really like hanging with them).

7. I can’t think of any other job where you can tell your boss, “I’m stuck on a problem and I gotta go for a walk so I can figure out how to get my character’s head out of his ass.”

8. I can write with a cat on my lap. They sorta frowned at that at my old job.

9. When a book is done, I can think back at that blank document it started out as (no story, no characters, no dialogue, nothing), then compare that to the final manuscript and feel really damn proud of the world I’ve created, with all the complexities and nuances that make it unique from any other story that’s been written before.

And my favorite…

10. Hearing from readers who were so drawn to the characters, so moved by the story I wrote, that they decided to take time out of their own busy lives to send me a note of thanks.

So thank you to every reader who’s contacted me, who’s tried one of my stories and liked them enough to keep on reading my work, who’s helped me make a go of this writing thing. All through my childhood I made up stories that were just for me–and my imaginary friend. You have no idea what it means to me that I get to share the characters and stories in my head with others. Thank you!

Part 10 of More Than Just a Good Book is now available

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Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance, New Adult, Light BDSM
Length: 65,000+ words

The final installment of Mark and Scott’s story is now available! (The entire story will only be on my website for free for two weeks until December 1st.)

Or if you prefer, you can buy direct now at the following retailers:

Amazon

All Romance Ebooks

Barnes And Noble

iBooks

Thanks for following along with Mark and Scott’s story. I hope you enjoy the final installment. I (and others checking out the book) would greatly appreciate any and all reviews at sites like Amazon, B&N, All Romance eBooks, and Goodreads. Reviews really do help a book get more visibility with new readers. Thank you!

 

 

M/M Romance Reader Appreciation Day & Giveaway, Saturday Nov 16th

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This Saturday, November 16th is our monthly Reader Appreciation Day at the Sweet Spot Yahoo Group. 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.

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Here’s how to enter the giveaway:

  1. If you haven’t already, join the Yahoo Group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheSweetSpotMM/
  2. On Saturday, November 16th watch the group page (or your email if you choose to receive emails from the group) for a message with instructions on how to enter. The subject of the post should read something like “RAD Giveaway: Reply here for a chance to win”
  3. Reply to that message anytime 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 & Donating Authors

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.