Release Day!

Evan would do anything for his best friend, Malcolm. Including bake five dozen cupcakes with one day notice for LoveandCupcakes1Mal’s octogenarian granddad. But the evening spent making cupcakes turns into something unexpected when Mal makes a move on Evan. He never thought Mal would feel the same way he does. After all Evan has harbored secret love for Mal for years. Suddenly faced with stray flour, frosted lips, and steamy kisses, it seems like Mal wants Evan, too. There’s no doubt they fit together as friends, but when love is thrown into the mix, will they stand up to the heat or be burnt to a crisp?

Is available now! Woo!

You can get it at ARe or Amazon

It’s short. It’s fluffy. It’s a loving romance between two friends who finally takes that next step in their relationship. And yes, there are cupcakes.

I hope you enjoy it. Because I adore the crap out of these guys. I really do.

We’ll probably see them for a few flash fics in the very near future.

Coming Soon

Coming real soon. Like, in a week and a half, available on May 27, 2016 kind of soon

I wrote a short story, and I fell in love with the guys. I mean, the story just worked. From the moment I was given the prompt, I saw a broader story. And then everything fell into place. I instantly knew these guys, knew their story, and the writing of it was fairly effortless. There was a bit of a challenge too, because I switch POVs for this story, from one guy to the other, and I had to make some conscious word choices. It was interesting, to really think about certain phrases, and how my guy would think. Would he use that word? Or something plainer and blunter? Usually, I write from just one character’s POV, so when I’m in the groove, it just works. But switching gave me a challenge that I didn’t expect but really enjoyed.

Everything worked out so well with this story, and the stars aligned, so I decided to release it on my own. It’s a fluffy, sexy, sweet, friends to lovers romp.

If you have a mind to preorder you can go to Amazon or ARe, but in the mean time:

Evan would do anything for his best friend, Malcolm. Including bake five dozen cupcakes with one day notice forLoveandCupcakes1 Mal’s octogenarian granddad. But the evening spent making cupcakes turns into something unexpected when Mal makes a move on Evan. He never thought Mal would feel the same way he does. After all Evan has harbored secret love for Mal for years. Suddenly faced with stray flour, frosted lips, and steamy kisses, it seems like Mal wants Evan, too. There’s no doubt they fit together as friends, but when love is thrown into the mix, will they stand up to the heat or be burnt to a crisp?

 

 

Guest Post: Ringed Love Tour

**Join me in giving a big welcome to Elizabeth Noble as she shares an excerpt from her upcoming release!**

Hello and thank you Kris for hosting me today. The first chapter of Ringed Love is posted on Dreamspinner Press, so over the next two weeks I’ll be offering the first one hundred or so words of RingedLoveFSeach subsequent chapter.

Today’s excerpt is from chapter 2

Excerpt

Todd didn’t like the idea of Nick and him splitting up. He liked the thought of leaving these people alone while Nick and he secured their prisoners and moved their wagons even less. Judging from the looks Nick was aiming in his direction every few seconds, the same thoughts were running through Nick’s head.

Taking hold of the wounded man’s arm, Todd pulled him to his feet. “Up you go.” Turning to Trey he said, “We’ll deal with this one if the three of you will escort the other prisoner.”

Nick stepped up and braced the wounded man against him while Todd adjusted his grip to take some of the man’s weight from his opposite side.

“This doesn’t exactly feel great,” the man groused.

They both ignored the man’s grumbling. If he was in any danger, Todd was confident Nick would have called a halt to moving him and insisted on providing whatever treatment he needed.

Blurb

New Colorado Protectorate fell with the assassination of Chancellor Clarke. Like many others, Todd and Nick Ruger left the land of their birth and made a home to the north in Yellowknife. Their world was ever changing. The time came to say a sad farewell to some of their friends and loved ones, but they were taken in with open arms by others and in turn offered shelter to yet more. Through the years they remained steadfast in their duty as sentries to protect and defend those that needed it the most.

Time marches on but through it all they hold each other dear and cherish the love they’ve shared. There are still angry ghosts, Windigos and water spirits to contend with. Their lives change, offering them new roles. When the time comes, they do what sentries have done for generations prior and teach others the skills to carry on as sentries. The Rugers lives were rich and their hearts full with their devotion and love for each other. The tradition of the sentries lived on forever. It was the legacy of Todd and Nick Ruger. That was the way it was always meant to be.

Sales Link: http://bit.ly/1pVSbMl

Bio

Elizabeth Noble started telling stories before she actually knew how to write, and her family was very happy when she learned to put words on a page. Those words turned into books and fanfiction that turned into a genuine love of M/M romance fiction. Being able to share her works with Dreamspinner is really a dream come true. She has a real love for a good mystery complete with murder and twisty plots as well as all things sci-fi, futuristic, and supernatural and a bit of an unnatural interest in a super-volcano in Wyoming.

Elizabeth has three grown children and is now happily owned by an adorable mixed breed canine princess and her sidekick, tabby cat. She lives in her native northeast Ohio, the perfect place for gardening and winter and summer sports (go Tribe and Cavs!) and stargazing all year long. When she’s not writing she’s working as a veterinary nurse, so don’t be surprised to see her men with a pet or three who are a very big part of their lives.

Elizabeth received several amateur writing awards. Since being published two of her novels have received honorable mentions in the Rainbow Awards. Her novel Jewel Cave was a runner up in the 2015 Rainbow awards in the Gay Mystery/Thriller category.

Website:http://www.elizabeth-noble.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.noble.77
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4781553.Elizabeth_Noble

Tour Stops

May 16 Kris Bethke https://kristbethke.com/
May 17 Susan Laine http://www.susan-laine-author.fi/
May 18 Meg Harding http://megharding.wordpress.com/
May 19 Jamie Lynn Miller https://jamielynnm.wordpress.com/
May 20 Charlie Descoteaux https://cdescoteauxwrites.com/
May 23 Grace R. Duncan http://www.grace-duncan.com/
May 24 Sarah Madison http://www.sarahmadisonfiction.com/
May 25 Rick R. Reed http://www.rickrreed.com/
May 26 Skylar M. Cates https://skylarmcates.wordpress.com/
May 27 Lou Sylvre http://sylvre.rainbow-gate.com/
May 30 Ki Brightly https://brightlybooks.wordpress.com/
May 31 Shira Anthony http://www.shiraanthony.com/

Kick In the Teeth

Yeah. So. I won’t go into all that’s going on in my life. There are lemons and kicks and piles of crap. And there’s waiting. And worrying. And ragey anger.

Eventually it’ll work out, one way or another, but in the meantime, there’s all of that. So I expect to still be scarce for a bit. I’m not putting any pressure on myself. I can’t and stay sane.

On the upside, I’m working on a short story that I’m adoring. (I got a prompt that was wonderfully specific and it sparked all sorts of deliciousness.) It was originally, possibly, going to be a flash fic. But almost instantly, it grew and I knew I had more story to tell. An entire novel or novella? No. But definitely a short story. It looking right now to be about 8k words, so a fairly decent length.

It’s sweet and sexy, and I’m in love with these guys.

I also want cupcakes.

I’ve been going through a tough time with the writing for a bit now, ever since I finished penning His Needs in March (out Decemberish!). I’ve started and stopped a dozen different things. Had flashes of inspiration and determination to work on something in particular, only for it to fizzle instantly. Is it the story? My brain? I don’t know. I desperately needed a kickstart though, and I got one.

Look for details about sexy boys and sweet cupcakes coming soon 😀