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New Storefront & ARe Clean-up

In light of the news that All Romance Ebooks is closing their business in a few days, several authors have been seeking out new venues to sell their books. I decided to give a site called PayHip a shot, so I set up a storefront today for my self-published titles. I thought I’d give it a shot since they take PayPal, a payment method many readers love. Yesterday ARe’s website kept crashing, so readers trying to download their libraries were understandably frustrated. If you purchased one my books published by either Labyrinth Bound Press or Blanket Fort Press and were unable to download your files, email me a screen shot…


All Romance Ebooks is Closing

Friends, today I received news that ARe is closing on December 31st. I’ve had my books there since the beginning, those published by Dreamspinner Press and Harmony Ink as well as those self-published under Labyrinth Bound Press. The news came as a shock to the romance community, as ARe has been one of the staple stores where readers go to buy their books. I pulled all the Labyrinth Bound Press books from the site and Dreamspinner and Harmony Ink are doing so as well. Why are we pulling? ARe isn’t paying full royalties for the last quarter and has offered to pay only 10¢ on the dollar instead. If you’ve purchased…


North Star – No Accidents

30% Discount at Dreamspinner Press right now or you can get the whole bundle. Hugo and Kevin were best friends and secret lovers in high school, but a chance meeting years later proves that the spark that drew them together before is still there. In Spark, Hugo and Kevin must try to put together a relationship while overcoming the obstacles of coming out, divorce and children. In Fusion, an unexpected illness may tear apart all they’ve been building. And in Flare, though they’ve finally settled together happily, outside forces are working hard to upset their family.


Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 11 Posy …

Today I’m visiting RJ Scott’s blog to help celebrate the Twelve Days of Christmas. There’s a giveaway, so come visit, read my post, and comment for a chance to win a backlist copy of one of my ebooks. Source: Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 11 Posy Roberts – RJ Scott – Author


Analog to Digital

All Ethan wants for Christmas, and the rest of his life, is Toby. For years, Ethan and Toby have said they’ll never marry, despite Ethan’s secret wishes. So leaving sunny California for snowy Minnesota to witness his sister’s vow renewal is not how he wants to spend his Christmas Eve. It’s the second time she’ll say “I do” in less than a year, when Ethan saying those words to Toby even once is hopeless. In the run-up to the ceremony, Toby seems to avoid Ethan, and doubts grow in his absence. Ethan can’t help noticing Toby spends more time with Ethan’s family than with him. Little does Ethan know, Toby has…


Big Gay Fiction Giveaway #BGFG

I have some exciting news for you today! 80+ authors have joined up to bring you free novels, novellas, and excerpts from their books. From November 20th to November 27th, you can download one, five, or all the books we’re offering. Your ereader will be brimming with reads! To see all that’s on offer, head over to Michael Jensen’s blog. If that link doesn’t work, go to Jeff & Will’s Big Gay Fiction Podcast site. All the books are there with short descriptions. Click on the cover and you’ll be taken to instaFreebie where you can sign up to get your free copy.  I’m offering the novella Bent Arrow. Unexpected curves in…


Savory Subplots in Lighter Fare

I recently wrote a story with a main character in an enmeshed, codependent relationship with his best friend. Sounds like a meaty, angsty book, right? In fact, my story is lighthearted and playful, but it does have that serious subplot that hovers in the background.

We pick up books for entertainment, but those books can also make us think for days about what happened to those characters. And on the very rare occasion, those books have the power to change us.

Some of my books are very plotty. I know not everyone enjoys books with that much depth. So I write light-hearted fare as well. I still add psychological issues into the subplot of my lighter fiction.


From Fluff to Angst

Sweet and Fluffy   Sweet and Savory   Savory with some Angst    


Stroke of Luck – October Surprise

I have a surprise book released today! You’re gonna fall in love with me. You’re already halfway there. October 2, 2016, a little after noon, I created a new document titled, October Surprise. I had high hopes I’d be able to get this story ready to go before I left for GayRomLit because I wanted something new. After all, it was only supposed to be a 12-15K story. Not too long. Nothing complicated. Just fluff and fun to help celebrate Halloween and to break up the monotony that had been my work life. My writing started off slow. I was lucky to get 500 words a day out in between all…


Unmuzzled at GRL

ROAD TRIP! Tomorrow I start my journey to Kansas City, MO, for the yearly event that is Gay Rom Lit. It’s a reader retreat for those who love MM Romance. This will be year number three for me, and I’m going as a Featured Author. I finally recognized that sixteen published stories gave me enough credibility to do so. These conferences are fantastic because I get to talk about MM Romance without censoring myself. At home I tone things down for people who know that I’m a writer. I even temper myself around my loved ones. But at GRL, I get to meet face to face with people who talk…


Sweet ⭐️ Savory ⭐️ Spicy

I finally found a better way to help readers find which book fits their individual taste, not just now, but as their palates change over time.


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