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7 Days ’til Tangled Mind is Out

The countdown has begun. I’m sure that sounds melodramatic, but this story came to me in a rush the summer of 2013. That’s a long time. So yeah. I’m a little excited. My blog tour started today, and I visited three blogs. My Fiction Nook, where you can read the devastating opening scene Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, where I talk about realism, facing personal demons, and my hatred of finding titles for my books Cate Ashwood, where I talk about leisure and how I got started writing, which happen to be related There’s also a Rafflecopter drawing you can sign up for. Click on the static picture below (damn you WordPress!)…

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Preorder Links for Tangled Mind

My baby is about to be born. Ten days from now, Tangled Mind will be released, but you don’t have to wait. I have preorder links from three stores for you, so on Christmas Eve, you can wake up to a new story waiting for your holiday reading enjoyment. Isn’t that swell? Amazon Barnes & Noble For years Beck Lund has taken care of his volatile boyfriend, Brady, always putting Brady’s needs above his own and walking on eggshells to keep the peace. After Brady overdoses on heroin, his death devastates Beck. Thankfully Beck’s best friend, Timothy Kallis, finds him the help he needs. Beck slowly starts to recover and moves…

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Rainbow Awards

Congratulations to all the Rainbow Award winners. Here is the full list. The Rainbow Awards have been handed out so you will probably be hearing a lot about them. Fusion was awarded Honorable Mention and was a runner-up in the Best Bisexual Romance category. It came in third after Josephine Myles, Stuff and Garrett Leigh’s, Slide. I thought I’d share the pretties.  

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Pretty Ribbons for Me!

I’ve had some stories nominated for the Goodreads M/M Romance Member’s Choice Awards. North Star – Spark, Fusion, & Flare were nominated for Favorite All-Time M/M Series. Flare was nominated for Best Family Drama. Forever Under a Rainbow got a nod for Best Love’s Landscape Story. If you’re a member of the M/M Romance group on Goodreads, nominations are being taken until November 22nd. This year there are going to be 2 rounds to vote for your choices. Round one will be Nov 28 – Dec 12. Round two will be Dec 13 – Dec 27.

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Kissing – Sex Positivity Blog Hop

Let’s start this Sex Positivity Blog Hop post with a first kiss. He smiled at me with so much more intensity than usual and then leaned forward, capturing my lips with his. Warmth spread through my belly, and it wasn’t from the fire he’d built. It was from deep inside me. I was still somewhat unsure, but when his tongue drifted across my lower lip, I opened to him and dared to lick into his mouth. His lips were warm and soft and wet in the most wonderful way. It had been ages since I’d kissed someone like this, and it felt completely new. ~Release date: December 24, 2014 Love…

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Two Year Anniversary

Two years ago today I published my first novel, Fall Into You, and was able to tell people I was a published author. Wow! Simon Phillips always hated Thomas. Ever since his black nail polish high school days, Thomas Schultz has seemed like a carefree, uninhibited wild child, in stark contrast to Simon’s shy, cautious nature. Now, from behind the safety of his hotel bar, Simon must watch, distracted, as Thomas becomes a shirtless rock star for every wedding reception they work. But when Thomas slips him the key to his hotel room, Simon enters a world where the fine line between hate and attraction becomes blurred, and finds more…

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I can be Beamed Right to …

With so much social media, it’s tough to keep up. I’m on FB (profile, pages, and a group), Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Google+, and even the new Ello. I’m sure I’ve missed something in there. I don’t have time to go to each of those sites everyday, so I miss things I don’t want to from authors and readers. I’m guessing I’m not alone. So, I’ve decided to put together a monthly (at most) newsletter. I’m not a hugely prolific writer who pumps out a book a month, so I won’t flood your inbox. Promise. If you’d rather I come to you once a month, please click HERE or the…

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Rainbow Award Joy

I woke up this morning to the wonderful news that Fusion is a Rainbow Award Finalist in the Bisexual Romance category. I was already buzzing about when my friend, Tina Blenke, PMd me asking if I knew that Flare was also in Round 3 for Best Cover. Seriously? So, it’s been a pretty good morning, at least until I had to help the kid with her homework. 😉 To vote for best cover, click here. There are a lot of beautiful covers, but I’m still in love with what Anne Cain did for Flare. And please don’t mind me while I squeeeee.  

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GRL Blog Tour

I’m going to GRL as a supporting author and have been asked to be a GRL Featured Blogger over at Love Bytes Reviews. I’m there today and they are hosting a giveaway of my backlist of books, winner’s choice. 🙂 Check out how buying a new printer made my brain short circuit over to MM Romance. That’s not much of a stretch when all I do it think about is men falling in love, is?

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Pac-Man Fever

My publisher has a super cool new Author Arcade. Doesn’t that make you want to start digging through your piggy bank to search for quarters? Well, no need. It’s free! The Author Arcade shows biographies, books written, and contact information for your favorite Dreamspinner Press authors. Here’s my page. Check it out and tell me what you think. I used the stand-by photo of me that some of you may have never seen. I’m a girl? *GASP* *Snerk* Like that was a shocker. Hehe. Peek around. Search other authors. Have fun! I need to get back to editing. So much work. I’m a busy bee.  

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