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Map to North Star

In September of 2018, one of my beta readers was coming to Minneapolis for work. She wanted to see some of the sites from the North Star trilogy, so I created a Google Map for her so she could find her way. I went a bit overboard when making the map, putting in not only locations but also linking photos and info about each spot on the map as they related to my trilogy. Rather than keeping this to myself, I figured I’d share it with you. Zoom in, click on pins, and info about each locale will pop up, including images. Most of the pins are in the Minneapolis…

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And then he spoke…

So this happened. The other day I was lying down after a long bath, just savoring the warmth and relaxation, and my mind wondered to Leo from Naked Organics. I’ve been trying to get into his head and to understand his motivation for a long time, but he’s been reluctant to talk to me. I always feel foolish when I say stuff like this, that characters talk or don’t talk to me, but that’s how it works. So who am I to question it? Out of the blue Leo started telling me the true fears behind his motivations. This is what I’ve been waiting for . . . well, for years.…

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Lonely Hearts Blog Tour Stops

To celebrate the release of Lonely Hearts, I stopped by 6 Feet Under Books and Padme’s Library for two author interviews. I also popped over to Love Bytes to talk about all the threads woven between stories and to talk about the Easter eggs you might want to hunt down. I talked about chat rooms and online intimacy at My Fiction Nook. At Two Chicks Obsessed, I wrote about how the stoic men in my life growing up have influenced the characters I write, and Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews wanted me to talk about my literary influence, who is likely someone you won’t believe. Check out all the stops, interviews, guest posts, and reviews. There’s also an Amazon gift…

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Early ePub Buy-in

Prefer ePub files over mobi? Early buy-in Option for my shop subscribers. Get details here:

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Cover Reveal – Lonely Hearts – a novella …

Later this month, I’ll be releasing a novella bundle, Lonely Hearts. I love writing novellas, telling a full story in a limited amount of words, but novellas are often bypassed. I recently took a poll and discovered many readers enjoy novellas, but they prefer reading them in a bundle. So I put four previously published stories together, drew greater connections between the stories, and added five chapters where the men from the stories interact in a chat room. In Lonely Hearts, you’ll find Easter eggs planted throughout the stories. Not just to each other but also to my other works.  Lonely Hearts will initially be released on Kindle Unlimited, however, if you’re…

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Flare Review Tour

North Star Trilogy is Complete! Flare was released yesterday, so the entire trilogy is out. Spark is on 99¢ in the US and UK for the next few days, so if you haven’t started, this is the best price you’ll ever get for the entire trilogy. Buy on Amazon Get the Trilogy This is where Flare if being reviewed: August 28 – Xtreme Delusions, BooksLaidBareBoys, Mainely Stories, Kimmers’ Erotic Book Banter, Gay Media Reviews August 30 – Katie’s Book Corner Reviews, Mikku-chan, Diverse Reader, Dog-Eared Daydreams, Cupcakes & Bookshelves September 3 – Making It Happen September 5 – MM Good Book Reviews September 7 – Bayou Book Junkie, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words  

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Spark Review Tour

Check out blogs on the tour! June 26 – BooksLaidBareBoys, Mainely Stories, Kimmer’s Erotic Book Banter June 28 – Cupcakes & Bookshelves June 30 – Katie’s Book Corner Reviews, Dog-Eared Daydreams July 2 – Diverse Reader July 4 – Bayou Book Junkie, MM Good Book Reviews, Xtreme Delusions July 6 – Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Lillian Francis, Making It Happen, Gay Media Reviews, Mikku-chan

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Spark Re-release

Spark – Better than ever, just like Hugo and Kevin in this #secondchanceromance. Rebooted second edition available here: myBook.to/Spark_NS1 #HugoKevin4Ever

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North Star Rerelease ~ What’s Different?

As I offered advance review copies of Spark to reviewers, I’ve had a few people ask me if this was much different than the original release. The answer is truly, that depends on who you ask. Ask me, and I’m going to say it’s vastly different. Ask a reader, and they’ll likely not notice a ton of difference unless they pull out the original and compare it to the second edition, which I do below. I show how the opening scene in Spark has changed to give you a taste of how the narration has tightened. I also discuss a few other changes. But first, why am I treating this like a…

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North Star Trilogy

My North Star Trilogy is being rereleased this summer. New covers, fully re-edited, and it will be on #kindleunlimited for the first time. Ck out Spark, Fusion, and Flare. #gayromance #mmromance #familysaga

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