Release Day!

Ghost of a Chance is out now! I’m bouncing around the web this week and next, talking about the book and sharing a couple of exclusive excerpts. Y’all know by now how much I adore this book (and the sequels that will be out later this year) and this world I’ve created. I hope you love it as much as I do.

 

Only love makes life worth living—over and over again.

Ghostwalker Blake Jones dies every day. It’s his job and how he helps trapped souls cross over. But to return to life, he needs an anchor. His new partner, Derek Scott, is a surprise. Not only is he male, but his appearance belies a caring and gentle heart underneath. Despite attraction and a strengthening relationship, they know they shouldn’t take things further.

But there’s a big difference between knowing and doing.

Their growing love presents a problem, though not the one they expect. Blake and Derek have to decide if they should take their relationship to the most permanent level—an unbreakable metaphysical bond. Doing so offers both risk and unimaginable reward. Can Blake let go of his fears and put his complete trust in Derek in order to have the happily ever after he’s always craved?

Buy Links: Dreamspinner / Amazon / BN / Kobo / iBooks

 

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Release Day!

Out now, from JMS Books, Hero Worship!

Paramedic Alex Sullivan has always thought Matthew Carter was attractive. There are reasons why Alex knows he shouldn’t get involved with the younger man. Taking Matt on as a housemate seems like a recipe for disaster. But Matt not only proves to be the perfect roommate, he also makes no effort to hide his attraction to Alex. Matt knows what he wants. Can Alex be the hero Matt already thinks he is?

 

Buy Links: JMS   Amazon

And a bonus, if you check out the short stories page at the top, you’ll find links to the flash fics I wrote featuring these two guys, and their continuing love story.  (Scroll down to the story at the bottom of the page)

Beholden

Years ago, before I was a published author, I had a personal blog with very few readers. I still enjoyed updating it, and I was still writing, though I hadn’t yet gotten anything into shape to submit for publication. But on that blog, I started writing a serial story about magic and love. I wrote a sequel too. But while I was doing that, I did get published, and after a while, I didn’t have much to say on the personal blog and decided to stop updating it.

Fast forward to about two years ago. I’d been published and was focusing on writing new things. I decided to revisit the old world I’d created in that serial story, revamp it and tweak, create new characters, and write a new story. This one would have several sequels, and the overarching plot would not be resolved in one book, but go through all of them, even as new couples fell in love in each one. It was ambitious and I was excited.

Things…happened. I won’t go into them, because there’s no sense in rehashing it, but suffice it to say, I shelved the book I’d written and the idea to go with it. I mean, I thought about it over the years, and even had an idea to revamp parts of it, and write a new first story and and and…

Anyway, it never happened.

But lately, I got to thinking about that story again, about the world and about the metaplot. Since I had already decided I was going to stop letting fear hold me back, I dusted off the story, made a few edits and tweaks, realized it was pretty good, and submitted it for publication.

Beholden was picked up by JMS Books and will be out in April. It’s got love and magic and a problem that needs to be fixed. It’s the first of a trilogy. It’s about Julian and Wes, and how they fall in love while trying to do their jobs.

I adore it. And I can’t wait to bring it to you.

Coming Soon!

Releasing on January 13th from JMS Books!

Hero Worship was originally part of an anthology several years ago, but when the rights returned to me, I knew I’d eventually put it back out in one way or another. JMS gave me the opportunity.

If you haven’t read it yet, you can get it in just one week! I’ll have buy links up soon. I’ve also written several flashes since it’s first release, featuring Matt and Alex, because I just couldn’t let them go. After release, I’ll pop em all in so you can check them out.

Paramedic Alex Sullivan has always thought Matthew Carter was attractive. There are reasons why Alex knows he shouldn’t get involved with the younger man. Taking Matt on as a housemate seems like a recipe for disaster. But Matt not only proves to be the perfect roommate, he also makes no effort to hide his attraction to Alex. Matt knows what he wants. Can Alex be the hero Matt already thinks he is?

What Kind of Year Has It Been

I like to look back and see all that I’ve accomplished over the year. Makes me feel good and as though I’m moving in the right direction. And gives me an idea of where I’m headed next.

So this year has been full of ups and downs, that’s for sure. I’m not even going to touch on the world at large. There’s too much blargh there, and I’m sure you can guess how I feel about most of it. There had been some really moving and amazing things as well. And yes, there’s maybe been more bad than good, but it will all balance out in the end. I have to believe that.

But for me personally, it’s also been crazy. Writing wise, I’ve had a very good year. I wrote three stories, released four, and edited five.

The books I’ve released this year have gotten a lot of really great reviews.

I brainstormed and disregarded and started and stopped, but in the end, I’ve accomplished a good deal. That means next year, I’ve already got four slated for release (one is a re-release) and I’m hoping to add at least one more to that total.

I started Dying for Love, the fourth story in my Requiem Inc series. I’m pretty proud of all I’ve accomplished there, and can’t wait to keep that momentum going.

On the personal front, I was laid off, and spent four months kicking around without a job. It was a blessing, as two of those stories I wrote almost entirely in that time.

I’ve knitted a ton of things.

Listened to more audiobooks than I can count. Read even more than that.

I got a new job, that so far I don’t hate, and even though I’d rather not have an EDJ to take up my time, it doesn’t suck.

So really, for me personally, I’m counting 2017 as a win.

So what can you look forward to from me in the coming year?

Ghost of a Chance releases on January 16th.

Hero Worship will be out in January too.

Lost Souls Found will hit shelves in the spring.

And Somebody to Die for will be out in the fall.

I’m writing book four in the Requiem Inc. Series, and about to send off the first bit to the publisher to see if they want it.

And I’m kicking around a few other ideas, trying to figure out which ones stick and want to make it to your ereaders and shelves.

2017 might have been a mess, but it wasn’t a complete mess, and I’m fervently hoping 2018 will be better.

Wishing you all the hope and happiness we all deserve.

A Timely Gift Releases

Four years ago today, my very first published story released. Worth It hit shelves at midnight on December 1, 2013, was part of the Dreamspinner Press Advent Calendar, and it was the most exciting, most nerve wracking thing that’s ever happened to me. Since then, I’ve released 15 published works (number 15, Hearts and Hazelnuts, just released 2 days ago!)

Today, I come full circle.

A Timely Gift is out for individual sale today! Like Worth It, it’s a reunion romance story, though that’s entirely a coincidence. But it’s also part of the Advent Calendar, and I love it so very much. It’s sweet and fluffy, Rory and Deacon are adorable, and I included some of my favorite things. Also, if you’ve read Pumpkin Rolls and Porn Sounds, you might recognize a secondary character and a certain coffee shop!

This was one of those stories that just worked from the moment I started writing it. I wasn’t going to…I mean, I didn’t have any plans to write a holiday novella this year. But the sub call is strong, and I had a flash of an idea, and so I sat down to write it.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

(and just a quick reminder, that if you’ve already bought the set, it’ll show up in your inbox sometime this month. But if you haven’t, and want to get individual titles, they’re all available now.)

Sometimes the right gift can be life-changing….

On the solstice, Rory’s grandfather gives him a pocket watch that he claims will have Rory’s life sorted and his problems solved by Christmas. Rory starts out skeptical, but when he reconnects with an ex he never thought he’d see again, he has to admit there might be some holiday magic working after all.

Deacon’s life is in shambles, and he’s returned to Syracuse for a fresh start. Running into Rory again feels like much more than a coincidence, and neither of them can deny the passion between them is still smoldering. With the watch behaving oddly at just the right moments, Rory and Deacon might receive the gift of a lifetime—if they’re willing to accept it.

 

 

Available at Dreamspinner Press!

(more buy links to come as it rolls out to other etailers)

2 Releases

It’s sort of hard to promote two books at one, but here’s my best try.

Hearts and Hazelnuts is out! You can pop here to find all the buy links. I hope you get a chance to read this story, because I love it so.

And tomorrow! Tomorrow A Timely Gift hits shelves for individual sale. Now, if you’ve already bought the advent calendar, then sit back, relax, and wait for it to show up in your inbox. But if you’re the type who wants to pick and choose which stories you want to read, they are all up for individual sale now.

A Timely gift is about Rory and Deacon. And solstice. And Christmas. And a watch. And it’s probably too cute for words.

Sometimes the right gift can be life-changing….

On the solstice, Rory’s grandfather gives him a pocket watch that he claims will have Rory’s life sorted and his problems solved by Christmas. Rory starts out skeptical, but when he reconnects with an ex he never thought he’d see again, he has to admit there might be some holiday magic working after all.

Deacon’s life is in shambles, and he’s returned to Syracuse for a fresh start. Running into Rory again feels like much more than a coincidence, and neither of them can deny the passion between them is still smoldering. With the watch behaving oddly at just the right moments, Rory and Deacon might receive the gift of a lifetime—if they’re willing to accept it.

 

Tomorrow, I’ll post the buy links, as they don’t go live until then.