Good Morning Sunday ~ Wait, What? Freebies and Other Things

Yes, I know… you’re getting this a day early, but there are things that are time-sensitive so I figured I’d live a little dangerously and send this out Sunday instead of Monday. LOL

First things first…  FREE BOOKS.  Yes, free books. There’s a whole stack, and you can download them, easy peasy.   Awesome books from amazing authors of LGBTQIA+ romance!!

Act quickly though because this fab deal is only good for two days, January 19 and 20!

All you need to do is to click on this link to ProlificWorks (it used to be called Instafreebie) and check out the amazing authors and their books they’re giving away

Lucky – Garrett Leigh
Flashbulb – Clare London
Summer Heat ARC – Jay Northcote
Changing Lines – Rj Scott & V.L Locey
Cronin’s Key – N.r. Walker
Quentin Heart: Vampire Hunter – Amber Kell
Crooked Tree Ranch – Rj Scott
Play On: A Glasgow Lads Novella – Avery Cockburn
Farm Fresh – Naked Organics Book 1 – Posy Roberts
How to Howl at the Moon – Eli Easton
Knit Quick – Annabeth Albert
Colorado Hitch – Sara SJ York
The Altered – Annabelle Jacobs
Scorched Haven – Amy Lane
Goaltender’s Penalty – V.L. Locey

Yes, I’m GIVING AWAY copies of Cronin’s Key – just in time for Kennard’s Story to be released later this week! GRAB IT NOW IF YOU HAVEN’T READ IT ALREADY!!


Other news of timely importance

Private Charter will be leaving wide distribution and heading back into KU very soon. If you haven’t grabbed it, now is your chance!!

Amazon
Apple
B&N
Smashwords

Also…

Nova Praetorian will be leaving Kindle Unlimited in the next few days and will be available at all major retailers asap!!  If you’re a KU user, now is your last chance to grab it!!

Universal Amazon Link


Are you ready for some excited rainbow vomit?? LOL  Because I also have FOUR books up for voting for BOOK OF 2018 at Love Bytes – yes, four!!

You can check that poll out HERE if you’re so inclined to vote. You can choose as many as you like, but you can only vote once ❤


 NEW COVER REVEAL FOR SIXTY FIVE HOURS!!

I am so excited to share this…
I’ve shared this in my Facebook groups already, but now for you guys…
As you may know, I’ve had to remove all my paperbacks from Createspace and move them to IngramSpark (because Amazon is a mofo) but the cover I had done for Sixty Five Hours (in 2015) wouldn’t comply because Ingram is a lot harder to please lol.
Sooooo, I had to have the cover redone. This book has had its fair share of covers since 2011 (not all of them great) and I wanted to give Cameron and Luc the cover they deserve. And who else better to make a forever-cover than that amazing Reese Dante 
And it’s absolutely perfect!!
Things to know:
⭐️ There is NO new content (from the 2015 version)
⭐️ The ebook will stay FREE – new cover to be uploaded at all sites asap!
⭐️ Paperbacks will be available soon! And they are priced as low as I can possibly make them
⭐️ I have two signings coming up and if you’ve pre-ordered the Sixty Five Hours paperback, it will be the NEW cover – unless you t
ell me you want the old one.
⭐️ I’m so in love with this, you have no idea omg. I will post the wrap cover in the comments because it’s SO freaking awesome!

The new covers should start appearing in the next few days!


CRONIN’S KEY IV – KENNARD’S STORY

Kennard’s Story is out this week!! OMG I’m so excited!!  It was so great to spend time with these guys again – I will post buy links asap!!  Also, ARCs will be going out today or tomorrow… whenever I can get them done!


Other news…

My WIP is now complete. Upside Down is now 66K words and I’ll be sending it out to beta readers this week! Eeeeek!!

What’s next is undecided… whether it’s the angsty addiction characters, or the angel/devil comedy, I can’t decide. They’re still competing for centre stage in my head.  It will more than likely be the angsty one…

My 2019 schedule (subject to change) now looks like this:

Jan 28th – Kennard’s Story

Late March – Upside Down

Late May – Angsty addiction story

Late June – Angel/devil story

Late August – beginning of a cop/cold case trilogy to be released up until Christmas or something like that, idk.

Okay, that’s it for this week. I’ll be back next week with the buy links for Kennard’s Story!!  Eeeeeek! So excited!!!

Until then….  ❤

 

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Good Morning Monday ~ What a week it’s been!

It’s been crazy busy but a very productive week, and I get extra points for getting shit done with my kids at home all day every day (it’s still school holidays here). I usually need silence to write and the squawk of “muuuuuuuuuum” every time they want something is like a record scratch. LOL  But I’ve written 12K words and my WIP is almost done. I have maybe 8k to go – maybe less.

I also have a confirmed title!! Go me! LOL   *drum roll*  It’s called “Upside Down” and it’s fun and playful, there is much banter and awkward ramblings. The two main characters, Jordan and Hennessy, are perfect for each other but Jordan needs his world turned upside down first. Or does Hennessy turn it the right way up?  You’ll have to wait to find out!!  Release date should be late March!


My next characters are talking to me already which is usually the sign of a few things:

  • That my current story is wrapping up
  • That my current story is a stand alone book/no sequel
  • That my brain is a jumbled mess of voices and because I don’t plan or outline anything, I’m trying to keep imaginary conversations in my head in some kind of order

All I know is that my next story will be dark. A far leap from the fun of my current WIP.  I also have some whisperings from some characters that I was going to write years ago but they went quiet on me. I figured they decided not to have a story but I’m pretty sure they just weren’t ready. The story they’re now forming isn’t the quite same as it was years ago, so it just goes to show that it pays to listen to them. They know what they’re doing, and I’m just the poor typist LOL


I’m also having the cover of Sixty Five Hours redone. I can’t remember if I told you guys this before… The old cover can’t comply with the specs of IngramSpark (who produce my paperbacks) so it’s getting its forever-cover from the AMAZING Reese Dante and it’s going to be AWESOME!!  When it is uploaded, it will be a new cover and nothing else will change. There will be no new added content or changes to the story.


I’m getting everything ready for my two book signings in Feb-March. They’re back to back weekends, and I won’t be home in the week in between. I have to get it all sorted for both signings before leaving. Plus I’m having visitors from the US for this time so after the Sydney signing, we’re heading to Melbourne for three days of sightseeing and whatnot, then we’re flying to Brisbane. It’ll be crazy busy but I’m so excited!!!


And it’s just two weeks (and one day) until Kennard’s Story is out!!!  I can’t wait for you guys to read this!! It’s 35K words – so much shorter than the other three books in the series – but it’s action packed and some huge secrets about Kennard are revealed! 😀

It will be exclusive to Amazon first up.

Blurb:

Kennard and Stas have been enjoying being newly bonded mates, hidden away for the last six months in Stas’ cabin, deep in the forests of Northern Russia. When they get a visit from Alec, Cronin, Eiji, and Jodis, Kennard and Stas decide to return to London where they get news of a supernatural disturbance in India.

Excited for a new adventure, the band of friends embark on a journey like they’ve never seen before. Following a trail of snakes and serpents, they slip through gates into timeless dimensions all over the world, leaving them without their vampire powers. Even Alec is powerless as they follow a trail of gates and doorways to their final destination.

But the bad guy isn’t who they think it is, and Kennard will need to draw on his past to save their future. Because history is never what it seems…


Oh, and I have two books coming out of KU soon!  Nova Praetorian will be at all retailers after January 22nd, and Switched and The Weight of It All will be at all retailers after February 15th.

Okay, so that’s it for this week! I will see you all next week, hopefully with a finished first draft of Upside Down!  Until then…

Good Morning Monday! 2019 is most certainly here!

Good Morning Monday!!! At the beginning of every year, I make a new banner for my GMM posts and while this one is kind of cute, I’m not sure if it will be the one that stays all year but we’ll give it a go for the first post of 2019 🙂

And OMG I have some crazy news! Well, it’s more like gloating, but whatever. LOL  So this happened…

I was voted 2nd favourite author of 2018 on Gay Book Reviews! Second to the amazingly talented TJ Klune!  Can you believe that?? It’s CRAZY!!!!  I am beyond honoured and humbled, and I’m again reminded how awesome my readers are! Thank you to whomever nominated me, and thank you to all who voted!  ❤


I’ve been away for a few days with my kids which is always awesome but I’m really looking forward to getting back to my WIP!  Currently at 41K words, there is possibly 15K to go. I’m giving myself two weeks because I also have proofing edits on Kennard’s Story to get done in the meantime as well.

I’m LOVING my characters from my WIP so much, and being there while they fall in love is a freaking awesome thing to witness. It’s still untitled and I’m still unsure on cover ideas – which is NOT like me at all. I normally have those way before now… I’m just trying to not to think about that. 😉  Release will be approx late March, all things going well.


I have a new website design in the works!  I needed one that was more user-friendly, and it will be a few weeks away yet but it’s definitely happening and I’m super excited about it! I will share it asap!

Oh, before I forget… If you’ve pre-ordered paperbacks for the Sydney or Brisbane, the invoices need to be paid soon!! If you’ve ordered but missed/haven’t received your invoice, let me know and I’ll re-send it.

Okay, so it’s a super short post this week. I’m still trying to play catch up on laundry etc from being away, and trying to get organised for the coming weeks. I have a feeling 2019 is going to be super busy and I’m here for it!

Until next week! ❤

Good Morning Monday ~ Farewell 2018, Helloooooo 2019!!!

A bargain, a cover reveal, and a bit of a schedule – Oh my!

Okay first up, the bargain sale!!  Private Charter is now just 99c for a short time only!  That’s 65,000 words for just a buck! It’s hot, it’s steamy, and you’ll never look at a bottle of tequila the same again 😉

Available at all major retailers!!

Amazon
Apple
B&N
Smashwords


Now for the cover reveal!!

I know everyone has waited long enough for this book, so without further ado, here it is!!  Release date: January 28th. Cover by SJ York.

Blurb:

Kennard and Stas have been enjoying being newly bonded mates, hidden away for the last six months in Stas’ cabin, deep in the forests of Northern Russia. When they get a visit from Alec, Cronin, Eiji, and Jodis, Kennard and Stas decide to return to London where they get news of a supernatural disturbance in India.

Excited for a new adventure, the band of friends embark on a journey like they’ve never seen before. Following a trail of snakes and serpents, they slip through gates into timeless dimensions all over the world, leaving them without their vampire powers. Even Alec is powerless as they follow a trail of gates and doorways to their final destination.

But the bad guy isn’t who they think it is, and Kennard will need to draw on his past to save their future. Because history is never what it seems…

I can’t wait for you guys to read this. It’s 35,000 words of crazy, but it was SO much fun to spend some time with these crowd again. I hope it was all the wait!!


2018 was a very busy year! 

And 2019 shows no signs of slowing down… what I can tell you right now is I will be aiming to have a new release every 8 weeks, starting  with January 28th – Cronin’s Key IV ~Kennard’s Story.  The next will be late March – Current WIP (still untitled) contemporary romance, then the next would be late May, then late July etc.

I have 9 audios planned this year already. They include The Blind Faith series (March-April), Thomas Elkin series (Feb-April), Private Charter (June), Galaxies and Oceans (July), and Kennard’s Story.  **Please note dates are tentative and subject to change. I would LOVE to get Nova Praetorian into Audio but that one’s up in the air at the moment. It would be almost 19 hours long and that’s crazy expensive to produce as a self publisher.

I also have two book signings so far. Local ones, which will be a nice change 🙂  They are 23rd Feb in Sydney for Books By the Bridge

and 3rd March in Brisbane for BookMarked and Sexy

So yes, 2019 is going to be super busy but I am really excited! I think this year is going to be awesome!!  I will also have a new website soon, but I will keep you posted! (this blog and my Good Morning Monday posts won’t change)

Okay folks, I will see you in the new year!!!  Until then! ❤

 

Good Morning Monday, and a Merry Christmas Eve!

I know I say this every year, but damn, it just goes by so fast. I swear it just March or April last week LOL   But apparently it is Christmas Eve, and I have houseful of guests, a fridge full of food, and a dent in my credit card to prove it. Also, our Chinese food delivery guy was wearing a Santa suit, so I’m guessing it’s real 😉

I also spent yesterday afternoon/evening at the emergency dentist, which was not fun. One emergency root canal, an aching jaw, and a swollen face later… But I’m feeling better today, thankfully. I have to go back next week to get a more permanent fix, so no yays there, let me tell you. I mean who in their right mind looks forward going to the dentist knowing you’re in for needles and whatnot. Blah.

Anyway, onwards and upwards.


I’ve also given my next release a date!  Cronin’s Key IV – Kennard’s Story will be out January 28th!  All things going well, that is. If anything, it might get pushed back a week, but I am aiming for January 🙂

If you follow me on social media, you would have seen this…

I’ll be releasing the cover soon!! Made by the awesome SJ York, it’s a perfect addition to the Cronin series.


My WIP update:  I’m at 28K words. I’d hoped for more words this week but with kids off school, Christmas preparations, dentist appointments, and other real life crap, it just wasn’t meant to be.

Still no title, but these guys are adorable. I’m hoping to have some kissing this next week, maybe… unless Jordan’s awkwardness and babbling gets in the way LOL

But these boys are a joy to write and I can’t wait to share more about them!


And in some great news, A Soldier’s Wish was voted Book of the Week at LoveBytes Book Reviews!!!

You can check out the review HERE!


Lastly, I would like to wish everyone a Happy Holidays!! Thank you all for being with me throughout 2018, and I wish everyone a happy and healthy 2019.  My job as an author is a dream for me, and a responsibility I take seriously. Please know you’re the reason I write, and I couldn’t do this without you!

Good Morning Monday! Who Wants Christmas Freebies?

It’s the time of year to be Merry, and what better way to spread some holiday cheer than to give ebooks away! I love giving stuff away, it makes me happy. I’m not even kidding. And, it makes me even happier to give stuff away if I don’t have to leave my house! LOL  Giving people ebooks is a win/win for everyone!

There’s a bunch of awesome authors who have put up some Holiday stories on Prolific (it used to be Instafreebie) and you can grab them ALL if you wish! Click on the link below and take a peek!

LGBTQ HOLIDAY ROMANCE READS

My free story included in this is my 2014 Christmas freebie called Twelfth of Never (Blind Faith 3.5). So if you haven’t grabbed it, now is your chance!


You might remember last week I posted about the HUGE giveaway with 19 prizes? Well, it ended yesterday and all winners have been notified. I already have the first pile of parcels ready for my trip to the post office tomorrow 🙂

Thank you to everyone who entered and played along! ❤


My new WIP is at 21K words and coming along nicely!  I’m thinking it might be 50K all up and will be released late Feb/early March.  I have no title yet and I’m still working on final cover ideas. But these boys are so sweet together, and one character does that nervous rambling thing like Henry from The Weight Of It All does. He’s so funny! Their names are Jordan and Hennessy, it’s based in Sydney, and although there are some laughs and awkward hilarity, there is a message in this book as well.  It’s a very personal book for me and I’m super proud to be in a position where I can give these boys a voice.

Here’s some character art I made for them…


As we’re wrapping up 2018, I will try and have some kind of tentative schedule for 2019 releases and signings written up soon. And I’ll also have a cover reveal maybe next week as a little extra Christmas pressie for you all!

My kids are finishing school this week (well, my daughter has already finished, my son has two more days). It’s a six week summer break, so spare a thought for my sanity! LOL Maybe we should start taking bets to see how many days I hide in the library for…  😉

I will also have my inlaws arrive mid week to stay for a week over Christmas. Lawd, give me strength, wine, chocolate, whatever it takes!! haha

I’m aiming for another 10K word week on my WIP which might be a tall order considering kids and inlaws, but here’s to hoping!

Until then…

Good Morning Monday ~ And a HUGE Giveaway!

I’m running a HUGE Christmas Giveaway which ends this week, so be quick to get your entries in!!

There are 19 prizes! Yes, NINETEEN!

🎁🎄🌟💝🎅

Prizes include:

  • 2 x  $10 Amazon gift cards (USD)
  • 4 x  ebooks (winner’s choice)
  • 1 x  signed paperback  A Soldier’s Wish
  • 1 x  signed paperback of Nova Praetorian
  • 1 x  signed paperback of Thomas Elkin Trilogy (old edition)
  • 2 x  signed paperbacks of Sixty Five Hours
  • 4 x   2019 N.R Walker Desk calendars
  • 2 x  Cards Against Humanity Pride Pack (they contain glitter so consider yourself warned LOL)
  • 1 x   #PrayForHenry T-shirt (women’s size L)
  • and  1 x  USB with my entire ebook catalogue.

I said it was HUGE and I’m not even kidding!!
Will ship internationally, but please be sure to read the terms and conditions on the rafflecopter thingy (see links below). It’s open for another five days and there are some you can enter every day to boost your entries   

You can check it out on my Facebook Author Page link HERE

You can find the Rafflecopter link HERE

Or you can go directly to the Rafflecopter page HERE

It’s a HUGE giveaway, and lots of fun! Please note that Australia Post has ceased all shipping to Canada at this current time (until their strike is over and the backlog is cleared) so if any of my Canadian friends win, I’ll definitely post it out when I can! 🙂


Due to request, I’ve also added my 2019 Calendars to my Signed Paperback Form. They’re $8.00 each, and a shipping guide is:

Australia: $2.50 and Overseas $8.00.  These are AUD figures, so this equates to $11.50US for calendar and shipping combined.

Calendar laying flat on top of other calendars

In other news, I’ll be sending Kennard’s Story off to my editor this week! I’m still hopeful for an early February release, but that is subject to a whole bunch of things.

And I’m 10K into my next story which is SO much fun right now. It’s still untitled and I’m reluctant to say much more should I jinx myself LOL.  I have NO clue how long it will be. One MC is a nervous rambler (a bit like Henry from The Weight Of It All)  so the finished word count will depend on how much stage time this guy can steal 😉

I’m still working on my 2019 schedule. I can say roughly I’d like to release 6 novels (one every two months) but that depends on a myriad of factors (planets aligning, wind direction, kids’ school and sporting commitments, and other real life factors, that kind of thing) but I’m hoping to get/give some vague direction of where I’m heading. I always say that schedules help me focus and choose my path, but in all honesty, it’s usually shot to shit by February LOL

Okay folks, until next week!!

Good Morning Monday ~ A Soldier’s Wish Release Day!

If you can believe it, it’s December! And it’s RELEASE DAY  of A Soldier’s Wish!

It’s my first Christmas book involving new characters, and I adored writing their story. At first I worried it wasn’t Christmassy enough – that I might have concentrated too much on the horrors of war and living with PTSD and injury. I’m not a huge fan of Christmas so finding that festive spirit can be a challenge for me. I worried that it wasn’t like those Hallmark Christmas movies everyone loves, and it was a little more Die Hard. LOL   And we all know writers are drowning in doubt and insecurities about their writing, as I most definitely with this one, but I was assured to keep going, to give these two boys their story and their HEA they deserve, and I’m super glad I did.  Richard and Gary definitely deserved their HEA and I’m proud of this book.  ❤

Universal Amazon Link

A Soldier’s Wish is Book 5 in this anthology/series. BUT they can all be read out of order, and each book is a stand alone. The only thing they have in common is they each come into contact with a special Christmas ornament that has been passed down/lost/found throughout different years and times in history.

You can find the others at these links, by their amazing author!

Eli Easton – https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Angel-Book-ebook/dp/B07KQN55X6/
Kim Fielding – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K684L6C/
Jordan L Hawk – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KPKJ5KH/
LA Witt – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K6X2RFW
Anyta Sunday – https://www.amazon.com/Shrewd-Angel-Christmas-Book-ebook/dp/B07KFDL1L6/
RJ Scott – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K7S9YG9/


Also, Private Charter is now out of KU and available for wide distribution!

Barnes & Noble
Apple iBooks
Smashwords

The following links weren’t showing the book at the time of writing this post, but they may be there by the time this post goes live. If not, keep trying because it should be there any day now.

Kobo
Google Play


In other news, I got through my first read-through revisions of Kennard’s Story, and it’s now with some beta readers. It’s 35K words of utter craziness but like all the Cronin stories, it’s a helluva lot of fun!

And I started a new story!! These boys have been waiting very patiently and I’m excited to write this book for quite some time, and it’s weird because while they’ve been in my head, in the background, slowly filling in their backstory and a few notes on the story I’m supposed to write, I never really *know* them until I start to write. And as it turns out, one of the MC’s is funny. Like how Henry was funny. I’m not saying he’ll be the same as Henry, but he’s adorable already and I’ve snort-laughed a few times in the first chapter. Still early days and it’s untitled at this point and, all things going well, I’ll be aiming for a March release.

Speaking of releases, I’ll be working on my 2019 schedule this week and will post it here asap.

And this week, I’ll be starting some pretty cool giveaways in my Readers’ Group on Facebook. In the lead up to Christmas, I want to give some shit away LOL so join in!

Okay that’s all for now. Much love! ❤

Good Morning Monday ~ And Excerpt, and It’s Almost December?

“Um what?” is right. December. Pretty sure it was March yesterday but whatever. Good news this week was that I did manage to finish my first draft of Kennard’s Story! Bad news is I had a techfail and managed to lose a bunch of words and research when my iMac gave my laptop the silent treatment and failed to sync. Actually, it’s more a case of my laptop not listening to iMac. It’s kind of a long story. The short version is the words are gone forever and I’m diving back in today to redo it.

In other news, it’s only six more days until A Soldier’s Wish is released!! I’m super excited for you all to meet Richard and Gary. They’re adorable guys and totally deserve their HEA. And I thought I’d share a little excerpt from Chapter One…

This is Gary’s POV…

I began to study the other folks in the diner. The hippie-hating farmers were still there, sour-faced, scowling in their cups of joe. And there was a young family; I smiled as the kids enjoyed their pancakes. But then there was a guy, by himself, in a booth staring out the window. He was wearing slacks and a sweater. His blond hair was the good ol’ short back and sides. He was so tidy and clean-cut, he couldn’t be anything but military. The duffle bag at his feet confirmed my suspicion.

U.S. Army.

Normally I wouldn’t look twice at his type, and Lord knew, his type never looked twice at me. But there was a look of such profound sadness on his face, I couldn’t look away.

“Gary?” Lyman called my name.

I turned, not having heard any of what he’d said before. The three of them were watching me. “Hey, I’m just gonna go say hi.” I took my cup of coffee and slid out of the booth.

“We’re leaving in five,” Kathryn called after me.

I gave her a nod to let her know I’d heard her and made my way over to the sad army guy. He was still staring out the window, looking like he was fighting tears. “Hey,” I said so as not to scare him. I nodded to the seat opposite him. “Can I join you?”

He startled anyway and shifted in his seat. “Oh, sure,” he replied.

I slid in and put my coffee between us. “I was just sitting over there with my friends,” I explained. “I couldn’t help notice.”

His eyes, so blue, shot to mine. “Notice what?”

Wow, okay. So that was an overreaction. And over what? What did he think I noticed? He swallowed hard and looked back out the window, a deep blush staining his cheeks.

I put my hand up. “I couldn’t help but notice you were here alone.”

He glanced at me again, then kept his eyes on his hands that were now clasped on the table. “Sorry, I… I…” He sighed. “It’s been a helluva day.”

“It’s early morning.”

The guy almost smiled, then shook his head. “Feels longer.”

It was pretty clear he wasn’t having a good day, so I gave him a smile. “My name’s Gary Fairchild.”

He looked at me then, like really met my eyes. His cheeks pinked up a little. “Nice to meet you, Gary. My name’s Richard Ronsman.”


Release day will be December 2nd!  I can’t wait for you guys to meet these two ❤

This coming week, I have delusions of grandeur of finishing Kennard’s Story redo, then starting my next book. I’m SUPER excited to start this one. These two boys have been waiting a while for their story to be written, and it should be fun!

Okay that’s it this week. I hope every one is well, and all my American friends survived Thanksgiving ❤  I’ll be posting on Sunday with buylinks for A Soldier’s Wish.

Until then…

Good Morning Monday ~ Avoidance and distraction, thy name is procrastination!

Procrastination. I haz it, and I haz it bad. I should have had my current WIP finished two weeks ago. It’s only short – currently 26K words and another 5K should see it done. But can I do it? My brain says no, apparently.

I should preface this by saying I have actually been doing other work. I’ve managed some accounting stuff, some edits, more edits, formatting and releasing ARCs. I’ve also managed to clean, scrub bathrooms, watch TV (which I don’t normally do), organise shipping of book orders, sooooo much laundry, and a whole range of other things… anything to avoid actually writing.

I’m pretty sure I know why. The thing I’m supposed to be writing is weird. Actually, it left weird and drove straight to crazy-town. And while the left side of my brain thinks this is awesome, I’m pretty sure the right side of my brain is telling me to pull back. So while there is a civil war in my brain, all else is lost.

I know I’ve been hellabusy. And I’ve also been/still am sick. I know my productivity for the last twelve months has been crazy. I’ve written and released a LOT of words. Maybe this is my brain’s way of telling me to take a breather. But then not being productive gives me hives. So this is quite the conundrum. It adds to the anxiety and that exacerbates the issue.

I need someone to *make* me sit down and write this goddamn book. I know I can fix it later. I know I can’t fix a book that isn’t written. I KNOW THIS. But damn, I’m avoiding this ending like I’ve never avoided anything.

So, I’ve decided I’m going to finish this book this week, or scrap it. That’s what I’ve come down to. I can shelve it for a while if need be. But I can’t keep doing nothing. My next characters are ready and talking to me. I don’t *want* to scrap it, but I need to think of the bigger picture.

Anyway, we’ll see what my brain lets me do 😉


So, the ARCS for A Soldier’s Wish were sent out yesterday. This is my first stand alone Christmas book. All my other Christmas stories were short snippets of existing characters but these boys are brand new. A Soldier’s Wish is part of a series with six other authors, where a Christmas angel gets passed down throughout history to help give some guys a nudge into the love they deserve.

My story involves two guys who meet on their way to Woodstock, before one of them is shipped off to the Vietnam War. It does involve some sad truths about that war, but it’s a love story at heart and hopefully you’ll enjoy their journey towards their HEA.

It was a joy to write this story. Admittedly, it’s not overly Christmassy, but then again, neither am I. LOL  You can find it on Goodreads,  it will go live on Amazon on December 2nd.

The Christmas Angel Series page with all the books by these amazing authors can be found on Goodreads HERE 


In some more exciting news, I have the cover for the Thai translation of Sixty Five Hours!! It’s so cute and fun, and I love it!

The book will be out later this month. I’ll post links when I have them!


And I’d love to say thank you to everyone who has read and reviewed Nova Praetorian!!

It still has the pretty #1 Best-Seller banner in LGBT Historical ❤

And the paperbacks are simply stunning!  The photo doesn’t do it justice.

 

Okay, so that’s it for this week! Wish me luck with this bloody book that doesn’t want to be written! LOL

Until then…