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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New Contract – Rainbow Blues!

Good news! I recently signed a contract with Dreamspinner Press for a new contemporary romance called Rainbow Blues.

Rainbow Blues is a social group for blue collar gay men. Luke Jordan is a construction manager who came out after his son was grown, and whose friends all went with his wife in the divorce. Luke has no idea how to meet other gay men, nor does he have any coworkers who are gay, as far as he knows. Joining Rainbow Blues allows him to find friends, and is indirectly responsible for him meeting Jimmy Alexander, a high school biology teacher/actor. Aside from a few bumps in the road, their relationship deepens quickly until Jimmy is offered a choice movie role and has to move to Hollywood, where a long distance relationship and a sexy co-star threaten what Jimmy and Luke have built together.

It should be out June/July of this year, and I really hope you like Luke and Jimmy as much as I do!

Doctor Chicken is Here!

It’s release day! Pen Name – Doctor Chicken is finally available! At the moment, it’s  available at Dreamspinner Press, Amazon & All Romance eBooks.

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Sometimes Stratford Dale feels like Doctor Chicken consumes his life. It’s his pen name for a series of wildly popular children’s books. They were his brainchild; he meant for them to be a way to pay his many bills while he pursued his dream of publishing graphic novels. But the Doctor Chicken contract was a raw deal; instead, he churns out book after book for a pittance, leaving him broke and no closer to his dreams.

Stratford’s dreams of love have fared no better, but he’s still trying. After yet another disastrous date, he’s intrigued by a man going into a cooking class—so he takes the class too. Vinnie Giani is a successful, self-made man who is charmed by Stratford’s bow ties, sharp humor, and clumsiness—which leads to an opportunity to take Stratford in for stitches. Vinnie is, above all, responsible, having taken on the care of his mother and sisters from a young age. Perhaps it’s natural when he begins to treat Stratford more as a child who needs a parent than as an equal partner. But when Vinnie tries to “fix” Stratford’s career woes—including the Doctor Chicken problem—and ends up making the situation worse, their fledgling relationship may not withstand the the strain created by blame and lies.

Newsletter Contest – win books, gift cards or swag!

Contests, contests, contests!

If you sign up to receive my newsletter (>> there’s a sign up box over on the right), you’ll not only get notification of my new releases, but also some exclusive content and contests! I’m sending out a newsletter on Friday (Pen Name – Doctor Chicken is coming!) and I’ve got a fun contest planned. I’m not planning to flood your inbox, I promise. Not that I expect to have this many new releases in a year, but I’m not intending to send out more than 12 newsletters a year – in between releases, I’ll have sneak peeks and more contests :)

In addition, I’ve got an interview up at The Romance Reviews where I’m discussing Cast Off. If you want to know a little more about the book and characters, or want a chance to win a copy, get on over there!

Cover Reveal for Pen Name – Doctor Chicken!

It’s coming November 22! I’m so excited. Well, and terrified – this book is a bit of a departure for me.

The gorgeous cover is by the talented Anne Cain.

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Available for preorder at Dreamspinner Press – ebook and print.

Sometimes Stratford Dale feels like Doctor Chicken consumes his life. It’s his pen name for a series of wildly popular children’s books. They were his brainchild; he meant for them to be a way to pay his many bills while he pursued his dream of publishing graphic novels. But the Doctor Chicken contract was a raw deal; instead, he churns out book after book for a pittance, leaving him broke and no closer to his dreams.

Stratford’s dreams of love have fared no better, but he’s still trying. After yet another disastrous date, he’s intrigued by a man going into a cooking class—so he takes the class too. Vinnie Giani is a successful, self-made man who is charmed by Stratford’s bow ties, sharp humor, and clumsiness—which leads to an opportunity to take Stratford in for stitches. Vinnie is, above all, responsible, having taken on the care of his mother and sisters from a young age. Perhaps it’s natural when he begins to treat Stratford more as a child who needs a parent than as an equal partner. But when Vinnie tries to “fix” Stratford’s career woes—including the Doctor Chicken problem—and ends up making the situation worse, their fledgling relationship may not withstand the the strain created by blame and lies.

Street Team

Want to join my brand new street team? Help me get the word out about new releases and contests? There will be the opportunity to win swag and prizes, and maybe even get some info about upcoming books before anyone else. Ask to join the group on Facebook and read over the requirements… they’re minimal, I promise you!

KC Burn’s Street Team

Birthday Bash Winner!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to enter my contest, helping me to not only celebrate my birthday but also to help me test out my new Rafflecopter account. I feel a lot more comfortable using it now :)

The winner for this contest is Jillian Toomey! Congratulations! Jillian, I’ll email you about your prize.

I’m also going to be changing the format of my newsletters slightly, which will not only have contests, but also information on my new releases as well as exclusive previews for upcoming releases, just sign up below for my newsletter. I’m intending to send out a newsletter every two months, with a special delivery to announce new releases.

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Week-long Birthday Bash – $15 Giveaway

Oh, so many wonderful memories of my birthday – and it’s tomorrow, thanks for asking ;) There was that time I had to work a 12 hours shift. Or how about that time my mother called exactly one month late? Or when my dad called 3 days late? Well, okay, so that’s every year. My thirteenth birthday at my cousin’s wedding. With a horrifying number of polkas. Or what about that one where I was at a conference and spent my birthday alone on the other side of the country? I did splurge on a very nice meal and read a good book, so it wasn’t all bad, but it was a little weird.

Fine. The actual day of my birthday hasn’t always been fabulous. Fortunately, I’m not one of those people who gets really squirrelly about it, and I’ve certainly had some wonderful birthday celebrations in the vicinity of the day. Like last year, a girls’ trip to Boston with the two women I’ve been friends with since we were all ten – we all turned forty last year within less than a month of each other. Or a trip to the UK. Or this year, when hubby and I are going to San Diego for the weekend.

As a happy coincidence, I just signed up for Rafflecopter – for those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s a way to have giveaways that don’t rely on my counting up comments and using random.org to choose a winner. However, I’ve never used it before and want to test it out, before my blog tour in a few months. I thought a birthday bash would be exactly the best way to do it!

You’ve got until the day my dad remembers to call me… well, that’s maybe too nebulous. Let’s say until Friday October 4, end of day, to share with me here one of your favourite birthday memories, and/or enter using one of the other methods via Rafflecopter, giving you another chance at a $15 Amazon or All Romance eBook gift certificate.

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