Rainbow Blues is here!

I’m so thrilled that Rainbow Blues is here. To celebrate… there will be prizes & games!

June 20: Facebook Party – me and some of my awesome author friends will have a bunch of books to give away. The festivities start at noon (Eastern) and will last for hours!

June 22: Chat at the Dreamspinner Facebook Page – ask me some questions, win more prizes, and get some discounts.

Also June 22: I’ll be chatting at Beth Wylde’s Yahoo group with Lex Valentine, VJ Summers, and a few other authors for a Pride celebration. Guess what? More prizes! And if I could figure out how to find the link for it, I would post it here, but you should be able to search for it you don’t already belong.

I’m gonna keep you hopping this weekend :)

Rainbow Blues Available at Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and All Romance eBooks.

Having come out late in life, forty-three-year-old Luke Jordan is at a loss about how to conduct himself as a gay man. As a construction manager, he’s not interested in being out at work, but he’d like to find a boyfriend or at least some gay friends. Two years after his wife got all their friends in the divorce, he’s no closer to the life he wants.

Zach, Luke’s adult son, takes charge and signs him up for the Rainbow Blues, a social group for gay blue-collar workers. At an event, he not only finds friends but meets Jimmy Alexander, part-time stage actor and full-time high school biology teacher. Jimmy loves the stage but wishes potential boyfriends weren’t so jealous of the time he devotes to it. When he meets Luke and finds him accepting of his many facets, he thinks it’s a dream come true.

Their relationship quickly moves into serious territory, but their connection is tested to its breaking point by the offer of a juicy movie role that takes Jimmy to the opposite coast and into the path of a very sexy costar.

Join in the Party on June 20! Books, Games, Prizes!

RainbowBlues200Friday June 20 – I’m having a Facebook party to celebrate my new release, Rainbow Blues. There will be lots of games with prizes from me and some of my awesome, kick-ass author friends, including Tara Lain, Lex Valentine, Katie Reus, Lori Sjoberg, Kiernan Kelly, Wynter Daniels, Jessica Freely, Belinda McBride, and Louis Bacio. RSVP using the button below and have fun!

 

Having come out late in life, forty-three-year-old Luke Jordan is at a loss about how to conduct himself as a gay man. As a construction manager, he’s not interested in being out at work, but he’d like to find a boyfriend or at least some gay friends. Two years after his wife got all their friends in the divorce, he’s no closer to the life he wants.

Zach, Luke’s adult son, takes charge and signs him up for the Rainbow Blues, a social group for gay blue-collar workers. At an event, he not only finds friends but meets Jimmy Alexander, part-time stage actor and full-time high school biology teacher. Jimmy loves the stage but wishes potential boyfriends weren’t so jealous of the time he devotes to it. When he meets Luke and finds him accepting of his many facets, he thinks it’s a dream come true.

Their relationship quickly moves into serious territory, but their connection is tested to its breaking point by the offer of a juicy movie role that takes Jimmy to the opposite coast and into the path of a very sexy costar.
Available for preorder at Dreamspinner Press.

Print (preorder): Dreamspinner Press.

Rainbow Blues Available For Pre-Order

RainbowBlues200Rainbow Blues is almost here! I really hope you all like Luke and Jimmy as much as I do!

Rainbow Blues

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Catt Ford

Release Date: June 20, 2014

eISBN: 978-1-63216-010-2

Available for preorder at Dreamspinner Press.

Having come out late in life, forty-three-year-old Luke Jordan is at a loss about how to conduct himself as a gay man. As a construction manager, he’s not interested in being out at work, but he’d like to find a boyfriend or at least some gay friends. Two years after his wife got all their friends in the divorce, he’s no closer to the life he wants.

Zach, Luke’s adult son, takes charge and signs him up for the Rainbow Blues, a social group for gay blue-collar workers. At an event, he not only finds friends but meets Jimmy Alexander, part-time stage actor and full-time high school biology teacher. Jimmy loves the stage but wishes potential boyfriends weren’t so jealous of the time he devotes to it. When he meets Luke and finds him accepting of his many facets, he thinks it’s a dream come true.

Their relationship quickly moves into serious territory, but their connection is tested to its breaking point by the offer of a juicy movie role that takes Jimmy to the opposite coast and into the path of a very sexy costar.

Winner! Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia

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Thank you to all the wonderful people who participated in the hop, including all those who came and checked out my post. There were a lot of great suggestions for me to send my donations. The Trevor Project was a popular option, so I choose that as well as the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center (which is local for me now) and the You Can Play Project (thanks for the reminder, Trix!). As promised, I donated $50 each.

As for my winner, thanks to the magic of random.org, Suze was my winner. Suze, I’ll email you about your prize.

Thanks again!

Voodoo ‘n’ Vice is finally here!

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Voodoo ‘n’ Vice is the third book in the Galactic Alliance series, and I hope you love Tai and Gideon as much as I do! It’s not necessary to read the first two books to enjoy Voodoo ‘n’ Vice, but for those of you who’ve read Alien ‘n’ Outlaw, Gideon is the captain who made so much trouble for R’kos and Darien.

Available at Carina PressAmazon, All Romance eBooksiBooks Store, Barnes & Noble, Google Play.

After nearly causing a galactic incident, fleet captain Gideon Arcturus is disgraced, demoted and exiled with nothing to do but pass the time at a seedy club on seedier planet Elora Ki. It’s no place for a straight-laced soldier, but following the rules is what got him there in the first place. When he meets a mesmerizing fire dancer, he’d do anything to get close to the flame.

Tai doesn’t date customers—it’s far too dangerous for a man who was once for sale. But the shy, awkward Gideon entices him, and the two spend Gideon’s leave tangled together, neither knowing the passion that stirs within them won’t soon subside.

When a violent drug lord forces Tai back into slavery, Tai has no choice but to give up his new love. But when Gideon learns that Tai’s fate lies with those who brought about his own ruin, he’ll need to revisit his own difficult past in order to save them both.

Hop Against Homophobia & Transphobia

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May 17th is International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

I need to apologize. My life has been rather upside down over the past few weeks, and I’ve barely managed to keep afloat. So, it comes down to this… trying to prepare a blog post a mere hour before leaving for the airport for a conference. And I’m finding myself without an idea, a theme, any pithy words. Aside from a wish that this day wasn’t necessary. I wish that people didn’t feel the need to lash out, physically or verbally, against those who are different. I wish that one’s gender identity or sexuality wasn’t fodder for discrimination, ridicule, or hatred.

As I’ve done in the past, I’m going to make a donation to an organization that helps LGBTQ – fighting for rights or equality or helping them get through the tough times. I’ve got $150 earmarked for this – tell me where to spend it. I’ll choose three organizations that you mention in the comments & split the money. It’s not much, but it’s what I can spare at the moment.

For those of you who comment… I’ll choose a winner, who can choose anything off my backlist, or even the brand new book coming out May 26 (Voodoo ‘n’ Vice). You can choose an ebook or a signed copy of one of my print books.

Make sure you check out the other hop participants, too!

Voodoo ‘n’ Vice is available for pre-order!

This is the third in my sci-fi Galactic Alliance series, and whooo, did I ever get a great cover! I’ve always been lucky enough to get good covers, but this one is pretty spectacular! Voodoo ‘n’ Vice is due for release on May 26.

Copyright © 2012 by Harlequin Enterprises Limited Cover Art used by arrangement with Harlequin Enterprises Limited ® and ™ are trademarks owned by Harlequin Enterprises Limited or its affiliated companies, used under licence.

Voodoo ‘n’ Vice

Publisher: Carina Press

Series: Galactic Alliance

Release Date: May 26, 2014

eISBN: 9781426898419

Available for preorder at Carina PressAmazon, All Romance eBooksiBooks Store, Barnes & Noble, Google Play.

After nearly causing a galactic incident, fleet captain Gideon Arcturus is disgraced, demoted and exiled with nothing to do but pass the time at a seedy club on seedier planet Elora Ki. It’s no place for a straight-laced soldier, but following the rules is what got him there in the first place. When he meets a mesmerizing fire dancer, he’d do anything to get close to the flame.

Tai doesn’t date customers—it’s far too dangerous for a man who was once for sale. But the shy, awkward Gideon entices him, and the two spend Gideon’s leave tangled together, neither knowing the passion that stirs within them won’t soon subside.

When a violent drug lord forces Tai back into slavery, Tai has no choice but to give up his new love. But when Gideon learns that Tai’s fate lies with those who brought about his own ruin, he’ll need to revisit his own difficult past in order to save them both.

New Release – Grand Adventures Anthology


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On September 1, 2011, TJ Klune wrote, “…it’s not about the ending, it’s about the journey…” in a review of Eric Arvin’s Woke Up in a Strange Place. With those words, two men began a journey of love and invited us to ride along. TJ and Eric have shared so much with us: their wonderful books, their smiles, their humor, their lives, and their inspiring devotion to each other. In December of 2013, their journey took a detour when Eric was taken to the emergency room. He survived the surgery to remove a cavernous hemangioma from his brain stem, but the challenges TJ and Eric face are far from over.

The authors in this anthology donated their talent as a way to support Eric’s continued recovery, to help bring strength to TJ, and to show both of them just how much love surrounds them. Grand Adventures is a diverse range of stories about the journey of love. We’re going on some grand adventures for a great cause. Thank you for joining us.

One hundred percent of the income from this volume goes directly to TJ and Eric.

Foreword by S.A. McAuley
An Unexpected Thing by John Amory
The Twinkie Ignition by J.E. Birk
When Friendship Becomes More by Sophie Bonaste
Isle of Waiting by Sue Brown
The Jogger by KC Burn
Holding Court by Cardeno C.
For Dear Life by Mary Calmes
Under the Full Moon by Ellis Carrington
Stripped by Shae Connor (2nd Edition)
That Place Across the Hall by C.C. Dado
Mistaken MD by Phoenix Emrys
Cops and Comix by Rhys Ford
Last First Kiss by LE Franks
Tomorrow by John Goode
From Fantasy to Friends by CR Guiliano
Witness Protected by Dawn Kimberly Johnson
Water Under the Bridge by Mia Kerick
A Gentle Shove of Human Kindness by Amy Lane
Air (Roads #1.75 million) by Garrett Leigh
An Atheist and a Yoga Instructor Walk into a Bar by Rowan McAllister
Stalking 101 by Moria McCain
Simple Desires by Tempeste O’Riley
Object of Care by Zahra Owens
Kid Confusion by Madison Parker
Fall Train by Jaime Samms
The Exhibition by Andrea Speed
What You Will by Tinnean
Prologue by Brandon Witt

Available at Dreamspinner Press.

Print: Dreamspinner Press.

Blog Tour Winners!

Wow! You guys are great! Thanks so much for checking out my tour stops, commenting and giving my tour hosts a little love. And thanks to Goddess Fish Promotions, who facilitated the whole tour, otherwise I might have completely lost my mind :)

The winners of the gift certificates are:

Amanda S. and Erin H.
I’ll be contacting you via email shortly.

The winners of a signed print copy of Pen Name – Doctor Chicken are listed below, by tour stop. I’ll be contacting you all by email as well, to get your mailing address.

Decadent DelightsDebra E
Long and Short ReviewsMaureen T.
Reviews by CrystalJenny Martin
Living a Dream, One Word at a TimeEva Millien
The Reading AddictNatasha
Behind Closed DoorsPatrick Siu
Sharing Links and Wisdomvitajex

Grand Prize winners chosen via Rafflecopter, individual site winners chosen using Random.org

Blog Tour! Win Stuff!

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I’m doing a blog tour this week where you can find out a little bit more about me, my most recent book (Pen Name – Doctor Chicken), and my writing process.

I’m also giving away print books and gift certificates to Amazon & Starbucks. Come visit me at one of the stops!

February 17: Decadent Delights
February 17: Long and Short Reviews
February 18: Reviews by Crystal
February 19: Living a Dream, One Word at a Time
February 19: The Reading Addict
February 20: Book Suburbia
February 20: Behind Closed Doors
February 21: Sharing Links and Wisdom

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