Good Morning Monday ~ My God, it’s almost December…

Can you believe it? The countdown to Christmas is on… *shudders*

Anywhooo, last week was another super busy week for me. Including being super sick yesterday, what I still managed to get done:

  • Wrote 14K on my WIP, now at 39K. Tentatively now titled Finders Keepers.
  • Signed a contract for Sixty Five Hours to be translated into Thai.
  • Completed two rounds of edits on On Davis Row (95K words x 2)
  • Sent out ARCs for On Davis Row

What I have to do this week:

  • Finish the first draft of Finders Keepers
  • Complete final proofing edits on On Davis Row
  • Give the final publishing draft of On Davis Row a polish before uploading into Amazon and hitting “Publish” for next Monday! Eeeeeek!!
  • Complete edits on the re-released version of Clarity of Lines (Thomas Elkin 2)

As you can see, things are just a little hectic 😉

I’m also taking part in some great Christmas giveaways! I’ll post more when it get’s closer, but there’s much fun to be had and many contests to be won! 🙂


In Audio news, Red Dirt Heart 3 won Best Audio of the Month at LoveBytes!

I’m so grateful to Joel Leslie for giving Charlie and Travis the perfect voice, and to RJ Scott who made me publishing this series in audio possible ❤

Also in audio news:

The Audio of The Weight Of It All is up for Best book/audio of October at SkyeBook Reviews!

If you’re inclined to vote, you can check it out HERE!


I’ve also signed up for a release blitz for On Davis Row. If you’re a blogger, you can find the details HERE!


Okay folks, that’s it for this week!  Next Monday is release day for On Davis Row! The first ARC reviews so come in have been incredible, so I hope my readers love Noah and CJ too!

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Good Morning Monday! On Davis Row Cover and Blurb!

Good Morning Monday! It’s been another busy week, but seriously they all are. It’s my son’s birthday this week so he’s had friends over this last weekend. Let me tell you, not only can six teen boys can make a helluva lot of noise, but they can mow through a truckload of food. LOL Amongst other RL things, I have managed to get some writing done.

My WIP, now titled Finders Keepers, is at 25K, and I’m still thinking 40K will see it done. It’s a super cute fluffy story of Griffin and Dane and a dog called Wicket. 🙂 I’d like to have it done by the end of November, but I’ll be away for a few days next week, so maybe not…

And of course, November 27th is the release day for On Davis Row! I’ve done one round of edits (my poor, poor editor LOL) and can’t wait for everyone to meet Noah and CJ. I’ve shown the cover before but I have the blurb for you as well!

Blurb:

Nearing the end of a suspended jail sentence should unlock a brighter future for CJ Davis, only the chip on his shoulder is as hard to shift as his bad reputation. Born into a family of career criminals who live down Davis Road, an address the cops have dubbed Davis Row, his name alone is like a rap sheet that makes optimism impossible.

Brand-new parole officer Noah Huxley is determined to see the good in men like CJ. After all, he knows firsthand that bad things can happen to good people. His colleagues mock his doe-eyed optimism, but Noah soon sees CJ’s bad attitude and bravado are weapons he uses to keep people at a distance.

Both men know one simple mistake can change a life forever. At first glance, they might seem to be polar opposites. Yet underneath, they’re not that different at all.

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On Davis Row will be exclusive to Amazon and will be an immediate release (no presales). Though I will be hosting Release Day giveaways and other fun stuff, so stay tuned!

 

Good Morning Monday! November = Nano = New Book, New Characters!

Well, November came around awfully quickly, didn’t it? I’m not sure when/how that happened, but wow, we’re now in the countdown for Christmas… o.O

So I’m doing the Nano thing – which is short for Nanowrimo, which is short for National November Writing Month. It’s a world-wide writing group that aims for each person to write 50K in the month of November. I can usually write that in a month anyway, but by the end of the year, I find the kick in the pants helps with my focus.

If you’ve joined Nano and want to buddy up, you can find me HERE.

And I’ve started a new story! Tentatively titled Lost and Found, it’s going to be a shorter, fluffy contemporary. Although I don’t plan or plot or outline, so I really don’t know how it will end but I can say it’s set on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and tells the story of Griffin and Dane, and a dog called Wicket. I’m currently 10K into it and imagine it will be about 40K long. I know I say that a lot and the book ends up at 80K but I’m pretty certain this one will stay short. Fingers crossed, anyway.

Maybe it will be ready for a January release? I’ll be sure to keep you posted. 🙂


If you want to keep up to date on sales and freebies and you’re not familiar with BookBub, you should check it out! Every week there are new sales and freebies, and if you want to know if and when I have one listed, you can follow me. You’ll be notified via email the second it happens!

You can find and follow me HERE!


In translation news, Trouver sa Place, the French version of Red Dirt Heart 4, is due out on November 8th!

You can find it at the following sites:

MxM Publishing

Amazon


And just a quick reminder, that if anyone would like signed paperbacks for Christmas, you might need to start planning 🙂

You can find my order form HERE.

That’s it for now. Until next week! ❤

Good Morning Sunday… wait what? aka the Turning Point Edition

I’m a day early because it’s only Sunday but I have something to share with you 🙂

Breaking Point (Turning Point, Book 2) is now live on Amazon, and to celebrate, all Turning Point books will be 99c each. The sale will only last a week, so be sure to grab it while you can! That’s almost 800 pages for just $3.00!!

NEW BUY LINKS FOR BREAKING POINT ARE:

Amazon Universal Link

Smashwords

iTunes

Breaking Point should be 99c everywhere – except Australia and Canada (because Amazon hates us and we have to pay $1.30). The other two books are only on sale at Amazon, because of pricing-matching restraints.

And for the other Turning Point books, you can check out these links on sale at Amazon only:

Point of No Return (Turning Point, Book One)

Amazon Universal Link

Starting Point (Turning Point, Book Three)

Amazon Universal Link

Matt & Kira are where it all kind of started for me. They were the first book I submitted for publication back in 2011, and to this day they are, and forever will be, very special to me.

In case you’ve forgotten what I envisioned them to look like, here’s a little picspiration for you! 😉

Marlon Teixeira as Kira Takeo Franco
Daniel Craig as Matthew Elliot

I hope you enjoy this super sale! I won’t be doing my usual Good Morning Monday post, but I’ll see you all next week!

Until then…  ❤

Good Morning Monday ~ Denver Edition!

Denver, Colorado, I am in you!  I’m currently sitting in the lobby of the Marriott in Denver. Literally.

I promise I will post more pics of my trip to the USA when I get home and get organised. I will say though, that GRL has been a wonderfully fun time and I have thoroughly enjoyed catching up with old friends and meeting new ones! The absolute best part for me is being with my book family. You know how it is, we can talk books to our friends and they all nod and smile (and probably think we’re crazy) but everyone who attends GRL gets it. Like, really gets it.  These are my people, and that’s what I love most.


Just a quick post really to update you on BEST OF BOTH WORLDS. It is finally free on Amazon, but not in Europe. Amazon are yet to explain to me why this is, but I’m working on it. You can find it at Smashwords, B&N, and iBooks.


And a heads up that BREAKING POINT will be re-released this week. The rights return to me on the 26th and I will be doing my best to get it back out asap. Fingers crossed for the 27th.


Okay, so that’s it for this week! I will post more on my trip next week and share some photos! Much love! And until then…

 ❤

New Release Today! And it’s FREE :)

Yep, you read that right. That free book I’ve been talking about for a while is OUT NOW!

Best of Both Worlds is a drabble story. What’s a drabble, you ask? Drabbles are, according to Wikipedia,

drabble is a short work of fiction of around one hundred words in length. The purpose of the drabble is brevity, testing the author’s ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in a confined space.

Sometimes drabble-fiction is just one drabble. A haiku, if you will. Sometimes it’s lots of them to make one full story. And that’s what Best of Both Worlds is. It’s a 20,000 word story told in 100 word increments/chapters. It’s not like a “real” (properly structured) book.

The gorgeous cover, which I don’t believe I’ve shared with you yet, was made my James at Go On Write, and I saw it on a presale site and just HAD to have it 🙂

BLURB:

** This 20,000-word story is told in drabbles: each chapter consisting of only 100 words.**

Sebastian Gilman meets a guy on a dance floor every Friday night. He knows nothing about him, not even his name, only to find one day this familiar stranger turns up on his building site and they need to work together.

Ryland Keller knows better than to get involved. Alone and half a country away from home, he revels in isolation until a handsome man in a gay bar turns his world upside down.

Sebastian wants to help Ryland recover from a horrible past, but only if Ryland can let his guard down long enough to see that he can have the best of both worlds.

And yes, it’s going to be perma-free (permanently free).  Currently, I’m waiting on Smashwords to distribute to B&N and iTunes. Amazon will only price-match to $0.00 if the book is listed on B&N and iTunes. It might take a few days, but I’ll be sure to post the links asap.

For now, you can get it from Smashwords for FREE. The listed price at Amazon is currently .99c because they won’t list anything for free without being forced to price-match. The links are:

FREE – Smashwords

$0.99c – Amazon

 

Enjoy! And happy reading!

 

Good Morning Monday and what a bloody week it was!

OMG this week… So busy, but productive, thank God! What I got done this week:

  • Wrote 16,000 words to finish the first draft of On Davis Row 🙂
  • Wrote the blurb for On Davis Row (I swear, the 92K word story was easier lol)
  • Completed edits on 82,000 words for the re-release of Breaking Point (Oct 27th)
  • Organised/ordered 96 paperback pre-order books to be delivered to Denver
  • The Weight Of It All was released on Audio
  • Negotiated a contract for all FOUR Spencer Cohen books to be done in Audio
  • Imagines and Perfect Catch came off KU and went to other retailers
  • Set up a CafePress store!

Not to mention the real life/mum things I’ve been doing all week. My kids go back to school this week, so I’ll have some free hours to get everything ready for my big trip to America next week!

Speaking of my trip, I leave home early early next Monday morning (16th) so there’s a very good chance there will be NO post from me next week. And the following Monday, I’ll be in Denver, travelling back to LA, ready to fly home at midnight. So there might not be a post from me for the next two weeks. I’ll be sure to make up for it though with lots of pics when I return.

I’m so excited to meeting up with everyone again, and meeting new faces! I can’t wait!!


For those who may have missed previous posts, this is the gorgeous cover for On Davis Row. I can’t share the blurb yet because it’s unedited. Release date should be late November 🙂


I can’t remember if I’ve shared with you the new cover for Breaking Point… The very talented Reese Dante made the three covers for the re-releases. Due to be out on October 27th, Breaking Point has been re-edited and tidied but no new content has been added.

Be sure to grab POINT OF NO RETURN (book 1 in the Turning Point Series) while it’s still on special for just 99c!


The audio of The Weight of it All was released this week to RAVE reviews! I’m so thrilled people are enjoying Henry and Reed’s story in audio as much as the book, and the wonderful narrator, Joel Leslie, really brings Henry to life.

You can find it at Audible HERE


Tantor Audio have requested all FOUR Spencer Cohen books!!  I’m beyond stoked for these boys to go to audio, especially Yanni’s Story, which I’d never have been able to afford to self-pub into audio because of its length. No dates yet, but I’m imagining they’ll be spread out over next year! Stay tuned for more details.


All my books will be coming out of Kindle Unlimited for now. If and/or when I decide to put them back remains to be seen. They probably will but I’m happy for them to go wide at the time being. (New releases will be in KU and Spencer Cohen 1 has two more months).

Imagines is the next title to be released wide.

You can now find Imagines at:

Smashwords

Payhip

And I’ll share the links to B&N and iBooks when they become available.


Perfect Catch is also going wide!

You can find it at Smashwords and Payhip!

Other retail sites to follow asap!


And my new swag store is now at Cafe Press!! There are lots of new and fun products, so be sure to check them out!


So that’s all my news this week! This week will be busy with travel plans and getting packed and organised. I have some real life things to take care of this week before I leave, so I doubt there’ll be any writing, maybe some tweaking of drafts etc, but that’s about it.

Until then… ❤

Good Morning Monday! October?? Say What?!

October… it is now just 2 weeks until I fly out of Sydney, LA bound! I keep saying I’m unprepared but I don’t think anyone believes me. GUYS, I’M SO UNPREPARED!!

My pre-orders have closed and I now have 94 books to get to Denver.   o.O   It’s amazing and awesome that readers want my books, but the logistics is tricky. Anywhooo, I’m sure it will all work out. (that’s what I keep telling myself anyway LOL)


In case you missed it, POINT OF NO RETURN is on sale at Amazon for just 99c!

BUY LINKS:

US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073V5LMHL
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B073V5LMHL
CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B073V5LMHL
AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B073V5LMHL
DE: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B073V5LMHL


Aaaaaand some big audio news… THE WEIGHT OF IT ALL will be out Oct 3rd!! Which is tomorrow for us Aussies!! Woooot!!

You can find it AUDIBLE


That’s it for this week’s post. A super short one. For those interested in my WIP updates, ON DAVIS ROW is now at 76K and nowhere near being done… one day – I swear, one day – I’ll write a short story! 😉

Until next week!  ❤

Good Morning Monday!

I can’t believe it’s almost October! That means it’s almost time for GRL! Three weeks, to be exact, before I fly out from Sydney to LA, then head to Denver! I’m super excited but woefully unprepared. It’s the beginning of the school holidays here, so not only do I have family stuff but that means my work time is almost down to nil. I’m also sick! My doctor says I have influenza (it’s been a horribly bad flu season this year in Australia) and I can honestly say, on top of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, I feel like death warmed over. I’ve been trudging along on my WIP, but my hopes of having it done before the holidays, or even before GRL, look unlikely. Which means my estimated release date of sometime in November also looks unlikely.

But it’s not all doom and gloom!

Yanni’s Story won FIRST PLACE at Open Skye Book Reviews Book of the Month for August! I’d like to give a HUGE thank you to all the bloggers and reviewers who work tirelessly and volunteer their time to make our community such a wonderful place!


Switched is now out of Kindle Unlimited and will be in all retail stores asap! These can take a few days to appear, so I’ll be sure to add the links as they happen. But as for now, you can find Switched at Smashwords, Payhip, and of course, at Amazon.


In audio news, Switched had a fabulous release day and made Audible’s Best Seller’s list in LGBT fiction! Actually, in Audible’s Top 20 LGBT fiction, I have THREE books! Switched, Cronin’s Key and Cronin’s Key II are all sitting pretty in the Best Seller’s category! Thank you to everyone who bought and reviewed my audio books, and my ebooks as well!

You can find Switched at Audible


In other exciting audio news, The Weight of It All is now up for pre-order!!!

You can pre-order it at Audible


Also, keep an eye out for Point of No Return being on special later this week! As part of a Bookbub deal, it will be on sale for just 99c! The sale is exclusive to Amazon!

Okay, that’s it for this week. Fingers crossed I start to feel better, and fingers, toes, and eyes crossed that I can get the first draft of On Davis Row closer to being done.

Have a great week, and thank you for reading! Until then… ❤

Good Morning Monday! And a COVER REVEAL!

Who wants an exclusive cover reveal?? LOL Of course you do! I’ve had the cover to On Davis Row for aaaaages but as its about 75% written, I thought I’d share the cover with you all!

On Davis Row (which is the story I’m writing) is currently at 55K words, so I don’t have a blurb yet, and I’m aiming for a release date sometime in November.

I first saw the cover on a pre-sale site, and just loved it. It’s quite different to my usual covers – I’m normally drawn to abstract and avoid covers with a sexy guy on the front, but I loved this one. I didn’t have anything written for it, so it sat on my computer for a while, then two characters started to form in my head and I had a title before much of anything else, but I knew this was their cover.

So, without further ado, I present On Davis Row…

Isn’t it GORGEOUS???  It was made by Marianne Nowicki at The Premade ebook Cover Shop. On Davis Row is the story of Noah Huxley and CJ Davis, a parole officer and a parolee. At first glance, they seem polar opposites, but as walls start to come down, they realise they’re not that different at all.

I can’t wait for you all to meet Noah and CJ. I was hoping to have it done by the end of this week (before school holidays) but that’s just not going to happen. These boys and their story is longer than I first anticipated. I’m at 55K and they haven’t even kissed yet! So now, my goal is to have it completed by the end of the school holidays (three weeks from now). It’s crazy timing, because I’ll be away for most of the holidays so maybe this new deadline is ridiculous. But fingers crossed!!


A reminder that GRL is fast approaching and the cut off date for ordering signed paperbacks is coming to a close. You can find the order form HERE. Alternatively, you can bring your own copies and I’ll happily sign them there!


And for my audio lovers, SWITCHED is out this week!!!!  I can’t wait! You can find it at Audible.com

Audible.co.uk

Audible.com.au


Okay that’s it for this week! I’m hoping for ALL the words! Oh, and a reminder for all my Aussie counterparts…

VOTE YES!!!!