Release Party: Author Favorite Snippets from MORE THAN MOST

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Here are snippets from some of my favorites moments in the book (excluding the last few scenes as I didn’t want to give away too much for those who haven’t read the book yet).

# 1

“Well,” Luke said, finally breaking the depressing silence. “That’s one good thing about Matthew barely being old enough to shave. He can take care of us when we’re old.”

It was a rare occasion when Luke talked about our relationship as if it had no end. His words brought a smile to my lips.

 

# 2

Luke kept tracing the scar with his forefinger. Then all his fingers ran over my pecs, his attention no longer on the scar but on all of me. He met my stare as he reached up and gripped the sides of my neck in both hands. It was a tense, controlling grip, but I had no fear he would hurt me. This wasn’t about me, but about what he was feeling—the frustration and lack of control where his father was concerned.

He pressed our foreheads together. “God, I’ve missed you.” The words were barely a whisper against my lips.

So maybe this was about me.

 

# 3

I opened my arms, and Matthew moved into them, laying his head on my chest again. I lived for those moments—the intimate, sensual contact following the sex. I wanted to feel them, connect with them in a way that getting off didn’t allow. I loved to bring them pleasure in every way they needed, but the touching after, that was for me.

 

# 4

He looked back at me. The warm expression in his eyes told me that he knew I’d be there for him, no matter what. He knew I’d help him protect Matthew—protect all of us. He would never be alone in any of it.

 

# 5

In a rare declaration, Luke held Matthew’s face in his hands and said, “We will be. Always.” He leaned in and pressed his lips to the other side of Matthew’s neck, and I wound my arms around them both.

Matthew sighed like that had made all the difference.

 

# 6

I lifted up and caressed his cheek with mine, and in that moment I felt closer to him than I had since I returned from my business trip. The night spent with them, their help with the research, the intense sex afterward, the intimacy of lying there touching them both—it all gave me a sense of peace, a serenity nothing else matched. No matter what happened with the estate, I’d have Luke and Matthew and that was ultimately all that mattered to me. Anything else I could live without. But not them.

 

# 7

I waited, afraid if I moved I’d disrupt what needed to happen between them.

“I—” Luke held a hand out for Matthew, then dropped it just as quickly.

Matthew stepped forward and reached for that hand. “It’s okay.”

Luke met his stare and leaned in to rest his forehead against Matthew’s, gripping Matthew’s hand in return. “God, I’m sorry.”

 

# 8

There was no missing the moment his frustrated expression changed, the moment he gave himself over to what he really wanted to do. He leaned into my touch and nodded.

 

Tomorrow will be the last post of my release party. Hope you can join me.

Enter the Release Party Giveaway for a chance at a $25 e-gift card to All Romance eBooks and a bundle of Sloan Parker’s novels in print. You can enter the giveaway once per day for a total of seven entries per person. The giveaway ends 11:59 PM on Sunday, May 3, 2015.

Release Party: Playlist for MORE THAN MOST (More Book 2)

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Here are a few of the songs that remind me of Richard, Matthew, and Luke and their journey in MORE THAN MOST. If you can’t see the embedded video for each song, you can click on the song title to view it on YouTube. I tried to link to the official video when available.

1) (Everything I Do) I Do It For You, Bryan Adams
This one is a great fit for Richard and his need to protect the people he loves.

2) Who You Love, John Mayer, Katy Perry
This one’s all Luke. And this video includes real-life couples, which I love.

3) All of Me, John Legend

4) Everything, Michael Bublé

5) A Few Honest Words, Ben Sollee
This song was written as an open letter to political leaders in the US, but it reminds me of what Richard expects from people.

6) How We Operate, Gomez
This one reminds me of a few moments in the book between Luke and Richard.

7) At Last, Etta James
This is the song Matthew is listening to when Richard comes home from his meeting and finds Matthew reading the box of letters.

8) What Makes You Beautiful, One Direction
Richard to Matthew.

9) Bound by Love, Gran Bel Fisher
The video is quite sad, but there’s just something about the lyrics that remind me of Richard’s journey in this book.

10) I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing, Aerosmith

 

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Release Party: Story in Pictures for MORE THAN MOST

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I’ve become quite addicted to Pinterest. I love having one place to save pictures that inspire story ideas or ones that remind me of a particular story. Below are some of the pictures from my pinterest board for MORE THAN MOST. You can view the full board here.

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Enter the Release Party Giveaway for a chance at a $25 e-gift card to All Romance eBooks and a bundle of Sloan Parker’s novels in print. You can enter the giveaway once per day for a total of seven entries per person. The giveaway ends 11:59 PM on Sunday, May 3, 2015.

Out Now: MORE THAN MOST (More Book 2)

More Than Most (More Book 2)

Richard, Luke, and Matthew return in this sequel to MORE, a Rainbow Award winner for Best Gay Contemporary Romance.

You can pick up a copy now at the special introductory price: Amazon | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | All Romance eBooks | Smashwords

 

Here’s a snippet from one of my favorite moments in the book:

“But it doesn’t change that it was my fault.”

Before the words had finished leaving my lips, Matthew was climbing over the seat. He sat half on my lap, half on the center console. He laid his head on my shoulder and wrapped his arms around me.

 

Book Description:

Investment manager and always-in-control Richard Marshall has just landed a historic estate he’s waited years to acquire. Gone a lot for his work, he’s seriously craving his men. Yet it’s more than just the sex he’s missing. Emotionally-traumatized Luke is still dealing with the aftereffects of his father’s attempt to kill him, and Matthew’s trying to find his way as part of a menage relationship.

When Luke and Matthew come clean with Richard about what they’ve been feeling, he knows there’s only one way to solve all his problems: keep them close by accepting their help to investigate why someone wants to destroy the mansion he’s trying to save. When it becomes clear he’s put his family in danger, Richard has to choose between giving up control and pushing away the men he loves right when they’ve started to heal and have rekindled the explosive chemistry that brought them all together.

A menage relationship is hard enough. Add in danger, intrigue, a haunted mansion, and three sexually frustrated men, and it’s not a typical love story. It’s much more.

This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and an all-male menage relationship.

Length: 95,928 words. eISBN: 978-0-9911212-7-4, ISBN: 978-0-9911212-8-1.

More Than Most Release Party

Enter the Release Party Giveaway for a chance at a $25 e-gift card to All Romance eBooks and a bundle of Sloan Parker’s novels in print. You can enter the giveaway once per day for a total of seven entries per person. The giveaway ends 11:59 PM on Sunday, May 3, 2015.

Release Party: Gift Card & Print Bundle Giveaway

More Than Most Release Party

Click here to enter the giveaway. One entry per person per day during the release party.

To celebrate my new novel (which releases tomorrow!), I’m offering readers a chance to win a $25 e-gift card to All Romance eBooks and a bundle of Sloan Parker novels in print (Breathe, Take Me Home, and More Than Just a Good Book).

The giveaway starts today and ends at 11:59 PM EDT on Sunday, May 3, 2015. Click here for the full details on the giveaway and to enter for a chance to win. Be sure to return to the blog for my behind-the-story posts all week and to enter the giveaway each day to increase your chances of winning.

You can enter the giveaway once per day during the release party for a total of seven (7) entries per person. Good luck!

I’m having a party: MORE THAN MOST (More Book 2) releases next week

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I’m so excited to share more of Matthew, Luke, and Richard’s story. The book will be releasing Tuesday, April 28th at Amazon, All Romance eBooks, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and other stores. (It should actually go live at some sites Monday night EDT).

To celebrate, all next week I’m hosting a release party here on my blog. The party starts Monday, April 27th and will include behind-the-story posts and a reader giveaway with a chance to win a gift card and a print bundle of my novels. Full details on the giveaway will be posted next week.

I’ll be sharing one post per day, and with each blog post you’ll have a chance to enter the big giveaway. Be sure to check back every day next week to increase your chances of winning.

I would love to have you stop by and join the fun. And if you get a chance to check out MORE THAN MOST, I hope you enjoy it.

One-day 25% off Sale at All Romance eBooks #AReBlast

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Lots and lots of books are on sale today, April 15th, at All Romance eBooks, including all of my titles. You can view the full list of books on sale here.

Hope you find some great books to read.

MORE THAN MOST (More Book 2) now available for pre-order at Amazon and B&N

More Than Most (More Book 2)

Matthew, Luke, and Richard are back! MORE THAN MOST (More Book 2) is now available for pre-order at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. You can order now to secure your copy at a special introductory reduced price.

You can also read the first 20 pages for free on my website.

*Pre-order for this title is coming soon to iTunes and Kobo. Also there’s no pre-order at All Romance Ebooks, but the book will be available there on release day, April 28th. 

I’m so thrilled to finally be sharing their continued story with everyone. Here’s the book’s description:

Richard, Luke, and Matthew return in this sequel to MORE, a Rainbow Award winner for Best Gay Contemporary Romance.

Investment manager and always-in-control Richard Marshall has just landed a historic estate he’s waited years to acquire. Gone a lot for his work, he’s seriously craving his men. Yet it’s more than just the sex he’s missing. Emotionally-traumatized Luke is still dealing with the aftereffects of his father’s attempt to kill him, and Matthew’s trying to find his way as part of a menage relationship.

When Luke and Matthew come clean with Richard about what they’ve been feeling, he knows there’s only one way to solve all his problems: keep them close by accepting their help to investigate why someone wants to destroy the mansion he’s trying to save. When it becomes clear he’s put his family in danger, Richard has to choose between giving up control and pushing away the men he loves right when they’ve started to heal and have rekindled the explosive chemistry that brought them all together.

A menage relationship is hard enough. Add in danger, intrigue, a haunted mansion, and three sexually frustrated men, and it’s not a typical love story. It’s much more.

Re-release of HOW TO SAVE A LIFE now available & an update on book 2 in The Haven series

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A serious ex-cop and a klutzy younger reporter–who’s just accepting that he might be gay–form an unlikely alliance in HOW TO SAVE A LIFE (THE HAVEN BOOK 1) 

THE HAVEN BOOK 1

I’m pleased to share that the e-book re-release of HOW TO SAVE A LIFE is now available at Amazon, All Romance eBooks, and Smashwords. It’ll be coming to B&N, iTunes, and more stores soon. (It can take a couple of days to several weeks for the book to get approved at my distributor and listed at the various sites.)

This edition is the same as the original e-book version, with only a couple of minor corrections made to the text. It also has a different cover that matches the trade paperback edition.

THE HAVEN BOOK 2

I’m tentatively calling this one: HOW TO HEAL A LIFE. I have a high-level outline done for this story, and I’ve been adding notes to it as ideas come to me. Over the past couple of days I’ve added dialogue from several conversations between Seth and Vargas that I just love. I can’t wait to dig in and write this one. Right now I’m finishing up the rough draft of Matthew’s book (MORE Book 3, which also has a title: MORE THAN EVER). You can read more about my plans on my updated Works in Progress page.

Loads of M/M Books in the January Reader Appreciation Day Giveaway

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This month’s Reader Appreciation Day, hosted by me, SJ Frost, and Jambrea Jo Jones at the Sweet Spot Yahoo Group, is this Saturday, January 17th.

Stop by the Yahoo Group to enter the giveaway, read excerpts, and chat with authors of M/M romances. The giveaway runs from 8 am – 8 pm Eastern Time.

Here are some of the books available:

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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, January 17th 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 Eastern Time indicating you’d like to enter the giveaway.

That’s it. You’ll be added to the drawing for a chance at a random prize.


Complete List of Prizes & Donating Authors

If a book or prize is listed more than once, the author has donated multiple copies and there will be more than one winner selected.

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.