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!!

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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…

Good Morning Monday! A Cover Reveal, A Deadline, and a Chest Infection

Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? Well, minus the chest/lung infection, that is. It’s not that bad… I only cough every time I breathe. 😉  My doc gave me some antibiotics and told me to rest (obviously doesn’t know that rest doesn’t apply to a working mum LOL)  Though I am trying to take it easy/easier. This infection has also brought on a spike of chronic fatigue which is a double whammy. Basically I’m too tired to get better. LOL  Fingers crossed I see an improvement this week. I’m leaving on Friday for a four day trip to Brisbane with my daughter, my sister, and my niece. Which would have been fab if I wasn’t hacking up a lung every other minute. I’m sure I’ll be feeling better by then…


My next release!

Anywhooooo, I mentioned a cover reveal!! Woo hoooo! I love doing these. It is for my Christmas story, called A Soldier’s Wish. But the big reveal isn’t here today. The big reveal is happening on My Fiction Nook   on the 5th November. I know it’s technically the 5th of November here in Australia but we know all dates and timezones for these things are set default to the US.  So you’ll have to wait a day. This is part of the Christmas Angel anthology – seven authors, seven different stories involving one Christmas Angel ornament that gets handed down throughout history.

 

The Christmas Angel Series

In 1750, a master woodcarver poured all his unrequited love, passion, and longing into his masterpiece—a gorgeous Christmas angel for his beloved’s tree. When the man he loved tossed the angel away without a second thought, a miracle happened. The angel was found by another who brought the woodcarver True Love.

Since then, the angel has been passed down, sold, lost and found, but its magic remains. Read the romances inspired by (and perhaps nudged along by) the Christmas Angel through the years. Whether it’s the 1700’s England (Eli Easton), 1880’s New York (Kim Fielding), the turn-of-the-century (Jordan L. Hawk), post World War II (L.A. Witt), Vietnam-era (N.R. Walker), the 1990’s (Anyta Sunday), or 2018 (RJ Scott), the Christmas Angel has a way of landing on the trees of lonely men who need its blessing for a very Merry Christmas and forever HEA.

Christmas Angel (Book #1) – Eli Easton
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41718418-christmas-angel

Summerfield’s Angel (Book #2) – Kim Fielding
https://www.goodreads.com/…/sh…/41718433-summerfield-s-angel

The Magician’s Angel (Book #3) – Jordan L. Hawk
https://www.goodreads.com/…/s…/41718440-the-magician-s-angel

Christmas Homecoming (Book #4) – Lori Gallagher Witt
https://www.goodreads.com/…/s…/41718469-christmas-homecoming

A Soldier’s Wish (Book #5) – N.r. Walker
https://www.goodreads.com/bo…/show/41730466-a-soldier-s-wish

Shrewd Angel (Book #6) – Anyta Sunday
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41718481-shrewd-angel

Christmas Prince (Book #7) – Rj Scott
https://www.goodreads.com/bo…/show/41718495-christmas-prince

The books can be read in any order. They are all completely standalones. They are only tied together with a common theme. You can read one, or all seven. And you know you want to read all seven, right???  😉

Mine is set in Woodstock and Vietnam. Gary and Richard are two characters I simply adored writing. This is my first ever full length standalone Christmas story. Christmas is not really something I get into much (bahumbug, and all that) and I did worry that this wasn’t very Christmassy, but my pre-readers said it passed the Christmas test.  The book will be released on December 2nd and will go straight into KU. It is 55,000 words long and follows these boys from when they meet going to Woodstock and the two years that follow.

I hope everyone enjoys reading their story as much as I did writing it! ❤


Nova

Nova Praetorian has been out a week now and the feedback I’ve had has been really positive. Thank you to everyone who has read and reviewed this book. I know historicals aren’t for everyone – I knew that before I wrote it. But I wouldn’t change a thing. Quintus and Kaeso remain one of my favourite couples I’ve ever written, and I’m very proud of this book.

Universal buylink


My WIP update:

I’m currently 22K words into my newest venture. If you were at GRL or saw a few clues on social media, my current WIP is Kennard’s story from my Cronin’s Key series.  Yes, Kennard and Stas are getting their story! It’s only going to be shorter (under 30K words) but there’s crazy adventures abound, because as well know, history is never what it seems! 😉

And I can honestly say I have NO clue what’s going to happen is this book. I never plan anything and this is one crazy ride. I’m just as keen to see where it all goes as anyone else! LOL I really want to finish it this week. As I mentioned, I’m going away on Friday for 4-5 days and I’d love to get the first draft finished before I leave. Not sure how possible that is considering every time I add a chapter, something crazier happens. Let me just say, that Eiji is in his element here. The weirder it is, the more he loves it. ❤


Okay folks, that’s it for this week. I’ll be away next Monday so there might not be a post next week. Don’t miss me too much 😉

Until then…

Good Morning Monday! All the things…

After a crazy-busy few weeks, I’m now back to regular scheduling. I’m exhausted – the travelling and lack of sleep has brought on a cycle of chronic fatigue. To the point where even if I do anything (like laundry, cleaning, cooking) I need to sit down afterwards, like I’ve just done a workout at the gym. This is how bad it was when I was first diagnosed, and I’d been managing it fairly well. But yes, too much is too much and apparently I now know where my limits are. And, those limits are a two week whirlwind trip, travelling 30 hours straight, running between gates at airports, a hectic GRL schedule, and insomnia. LOL

But at least I know what I’m dealing with this time, so I can better manage it.

On to less depressing issues… 😉

Nova Praetorian’s release has been wonderful. I never had high expectations with this book – historicals aren’t for everyone. I knew that when I was writing it. But a lot of folks have told me they read it (even though it’s a historical) and thoroughly enjoyed it!  And that’s all I can ask for. ❤

Nova is definitely one of my most favourite books I’ve ever written. I love Quintus and Kaeso so much, and I loved writing the period/era. I think it’s important for writers (or any creative person, tbh) to try new things, to flex creative muscles they might not have tried otherwise.

🖤 On sale for $3.99 for release week only! 🖤

If you love a romance that can stand the test of time, with some action and intrigue thrown in, a little violence and a lot of love and steaminess, you’ll LOVE Nova Praetorian.
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Blurb:
Quintus Furius Varus is one of the best lanistas in Rome. Tall and strong in build, fearsome in manner, and sharp of wit, he trains the best gladiators bound for the arenas of Rome. When Senator Servius Augendus seeks personal guards, he attends the Ludus Varus for purchase of the very best. He puts to Quintus an offer he cannot refuse, and Quintus finds himself in Neapolis, contracted as a trainer of guards instead of gladiators.
Kaeso Agorix was taken from his homelands of Iberia and delivered to Rome as a slave. Bought by a senator to be trained as a guard, his fate is handed to the man who would train him. Absent free will, Kaeso knows his life is no longer his own, though he soon realises the gods have favoured him when he learns his new master has a kind heart.
Quintus and Kaeso forge a bond that far exceeds the collar at Kaeso’s neck, and together they discover the senator’s move for promotion has an ulterior motive. Thrown into a world of politics and conspiracy, of keeping enemies close, they move against time to save Rome before traitors and the gods themselves see to their end.
And in doing so, see the dawn of the nova praetorian—the new guard—rise.
🖤
Universal link: mybook.to/NovaPraetorian
Or the individual links…
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JPHHDLM
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07JPHHDLM
Amazon AUS: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07JPHHDLM
Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07JPHHDLM
Amazon DE: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B07JPHHDLM


I have a cover reveal coming up soon for A Soldier’s Wish.   I can’t wait for you guys to read this book. It’s my first full-length Christmas story. I’m not a fan of Christmas so this book was a bit of a challenge. It’s definitely not shmooopy-Christmas-glitter-and-unicorns LOL  But there is a Christmas scene in it, so that counts, right? LOL

That’s all for today. I’ll get some GRL pics uploaded soon and share my experience when I have some more time.

Until then… ❤

 

NOVA PRAETORIAN IS OUT NOW!!

🗡️ ★★★ NOVA PRAETORIAN IS OUT NOW ★★★🗡️

🖤 On sale for $3.99 for release week only! 🖤

If you love a romance that can stand the test of time, with some action and intrigue thrown in, a little violence and a lot of love and steaminess, you’ll LOVE Nova Praetorian.

Blurb:

Quintus Furius Varus is one of the best lanistas in Rome. Tall and strong in build, fearsome in manner, and sharp of wit, he trains the best gladiators bound for the arenas of Rome. When Senator Servius Augendus seeks personal guards, he attends the Ludus Varus for purchase of the very best. He puts to Quintus an offer he cannot refuse, and Quintus finds himself in Neapolis, contracted as a trainer of guards instead of gladiators.

Kaeso Agorix was taken from his homelands of Iberia and delivered to Rome as a slave. Bought by a senator to be trained as a guard, his fate is handed to the man who would train him. Absent free will, Kaeso knows his life is no longer his own, though he soon realises the gods have favoured him when he learns his new master has a kind heart.

Quintus and Kaeso forge a bond that far exceeds the collar at Kaeso’s neck, and together they discover the senator’s move for promotion has an ulterior motive. Thrown into a world of politics and conspiracy, of keeping enemies close, they move against time to save Rome before traitors and the gods themselves see to their end.
And in doing so, see the dawn of the nova praetorian—the new guard—rise.

🖤

Universal link: mybook.to/NovaPraetorian
Or the individual links…
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JPHHDLM
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07JPHHDLM
Amazon AUS: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07JPHHDLM
Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07JPHHDLM
Amazon DE: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B07JPHHDLM


And I’ll be back next Monday with a full GRL and holiday post!

Good Morning Monday!! Nova Praetorian has a release date!

Good morning!! Yes, Nova now has a release date!  Nova Praetorian will be going live and exclusive to Amazon on October 26th and I cannot wait for you all to meet Quintus and Kaeso!! I just love these two guys so much, I reeeeally hope you guys do to!

So, some quick facts about Nova:

  • It’s 103,000 words long.
  • It’s a historical. While some events are factual, all senators and the emperor are fictional. A lot of creative license has been taken.
  • It’s a romance. There is love and honour and heart-swoony moments. There is definitely a HEA.
  • It’s set in the Roman era – the story begins in 62 CE. That means there is also going to be things like slavery, brutality, murder.
  • It uses language and vernacular of the era. Like all historicals, this is important for it to be true to its time. There are no/few contractions, and the absence of words like yes, left, right, friend, love, etc because those words didn’t exist then. Basically, if the etymological root of the word was in Latin, I went with it. And yes, there is even some Latin. Did I get 100% correct? Probably not. Please bear in mind this is a fiction novel, not an essay. So while it needed to be truthful to its era, it also needed to be readable for today’s market.
  • Kaeso is pronounced Kai-so, or Ky-so.  He is not Spanish cheese LOL (a proofer thought it sounded like Kay-so LOL)
  • Quintus is not Qantas. LOLOL (one of my pre-readers kept calling him Qantas LOL)
  • And it was one of my most favourite stories to write, ever.

OFFICIAL BLURB:

Quintus Furius Varus is one of the best lanistas in Rome. Tall and strong in build, fearsome in manner, and sharp of wit, he trains the best gladiators bound for the arenas of Rome. When Senator Servius Augendus seeks personal guards, he attends the Ludus Varus for purchase of the very best. He puts to Quintus an offer he cannot refuse, and Quintus finds himself in Neapolis contracted as a trainer of guards instead of gladiators.

Kaeso Agorix was taken from his homelands of Iberia and delivered to Rome as a slave. Bought by a senator to be trained as a guard, his fate is handed to the man who would train him. Absent free will, Kaeso knows his life is no longer his own, though he soon realises the gods have favoured him when he learns his new master has a kind heart.

Quintus and Kaeso forge a bond that far exceeds the collar at Kaeso’s neck, and together they discover the senator’s move for promotion has an ulterior motive. Thrown into a world of politics and conspiracy, of keeping enemies close, they move against time to save Rome before traitors and the gods themselves see to their end.

And in doing so, see the dawn of the nova praetorian—the new guard—rise.


WIP update:

I’m currently 12K words into my next story. It’s going to be around 20K all up – so only a short one. But this time we’re revisiting some familiar faces. Yes, existing characters! But this time it’s a side character who gets the stage. No hints or clues, but I will say it is NOT in the Red Dirt Heart universe.

I’m having so much fun writing this story! The words are really flowing and I am hopeful I can have the first draft done this week.

I leave for the US on Saturday morning and it’s school holidays here, and I’m running around after my kids like crazy, plus I have appointments before I leave, and my mother in law will be visiting so I’m not confident I’ll get it finished, but I’ll be happy if I get a chunk of it done.

I don’t know what I was even thinking when I had considered the chance of getting Nova out before I left for the US! I got through a round of edits (on 103,000 words) and still managed to write 10K plus a bunch of admin stuff, but pushing a release that wasn’t ready would have been foolish/crazy.


Speaking of leaving for the US, I don’t know if there will be a Good Morning Monday post next week. I’ll be in Virginia doing sight-seeing and touristy things 🙂  I’ll be posting pics on my Instagram and in my Readers Group on Facebook, or in the M/M Daily Grind. Follow me or join the groups – we have a lot of fun!

Okay that’s enough for this week! I’ll be sure to post when I can! I’m SO excited for GRL this year!!!!  For just one week of the year, I get to be with my tribe.  Until then…

Good Morning Monday ~ Finders Keepers 99c Sale!

Gooooooood morning!!!  I have a great feeling this will be an awesome week for productivity, even though my kids are off school for two weeks. LOL  I have things I HAVE to get done in the next two weeks – before I leave for the US. I have a bunch of appointments and my kids have a bunch of stuff on and whatnot but I have a good feeling it will get done 🙂

(this is me having delusions of grandeur on the productivity scale but if I wish hard enough, it’ll come true, right?) LOL


Also, Finders Keepers is on sale for a short time only!! Just 99c for 220 pages of fun, fluff, sunshine, and a cute as hell puppy!

BUY LINKS

Universal Amazon

B&N

Apple Books

Kobo


An update on Nova Praetorian… I’m about 50% sure/hopeful I can have it released before I leave for the US. I can’t guarantee it, but as much as I’d really love to release it beforehand, I won’t release a book that’s not 100% ready. So I’ll make a decision at the death, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

WIP update…  I’ve started something new and fun, and it needs to be around/less than 20K words. I’m only 1500 words into it but I’m super excited! It’s a suuuuuper secret at the moment, but I’m pretty sure you guys will love it!

And my next guys are already talking to me!! They’ve been super patient but they might have to wait until GRL is over LOL  Speaking of which, GRL is less than three weeks away!!! I’m so excited! If you’re coming to GRL this year, be sure to pop by and say hello! I’ll have some pretty cool swag too! But don’t forget – if you want me to sign a book, you’ll need to bring it with you! I won’t have books for sale and there are no pre-orders this year.

So next week, I want to report back that I got a lot of words written and final round edits on Nova. Keep your fingers crossed!

Until then… ❤

Good Morning Monday! Nova Praetorian Blurb and Cover Reveal!

Yep, you guessed it! It’s been another busy week. They’re all so busy, at this point we should just take busy as a given and I’ll let you know if I have a non-busy week LOL

I did manage to finish my Christmas Angel story. OMG I didn’t think it would ever end! LOL But A Soldier’s Wish is now done at 55K words. I’m so relieved!! And I do love these boys – they’re super sweet and truly deserve their HEA.

So this week I’ll be working on edits on Nova, writing a blurb for A Soldier’s Wish, and doing some research for a short (20K-ish) story with some characters you’ve already met. My lips are sealed though! I can’t say anything because it’s a surprise. (No, it’s not Charlie and Travis… 😦  They’re off living their HEA and don’t need me anymore *sobs*)

But I’m excited to start it, and I have another two characters who have been waiting ever so patiently for me to start their story. I’m getting there, guys… I promise.


NOVA PRAETORIAN COVER AND BLURB:

I have the blurb, though it still might be tweaked or polished yet, so this is the unofficial  version.  I can’t tell you how much I adored these two men and if more Ancient Roman characters decided they needed a story I wouldn’t be too upset. LOL

You’ve seen the cover, but because it’s so beautiful you can have it again 😉

Blurb:

Quintus Furius Varus is one of the best lanistas in Rome. Tall and strong in build, fearsome in manner and sharp of wit, he trains the best gladiators bound for the arenas of Rome. When Senator Servius Augendus seeks personal guards, he attends the Ludus Varus for purchase of the very best. He puts to Quintus an offer he cannot refuse, and Quintus finds himself in Neapolis contracted as a trainer of guards instead of gladiators.

Kaeso Agorix was taken from his homelands of Iberia and delivered to Rome as a slave. Bought by a senator to be trained as a guard, his fate is handed to the man who would train him. Absent free will, Kaeso knows his life is no longer his own, but soon realises the gods have shined upon him when he learns the man who trains him has a good heart.

Quintus and Kaeso forge a bond that far exceeds the collar at Kaeso’s neck, and together they discover the senator’s move for promotion has an ulterior motive. Thrown into a world of politics and conspiracy, they move against time to save Rome before traitors and the gods themselves see to their end.

And in doing so, see the dawn of the nova praetorian—the new guard—rise.

As I said above, I still might tweak it… blurbs are a weird thing. So if someone adds this to Goodreads and the official blurb is different, that’s not my fault. 🙂

Still no update on release date. I’m hoping to have it out before I leave on October 13th but I can’t guarantee that. If not, it will be when I return in the last week of October.


Galaxies and Oceans is now available at other retailers!!

Barnes & Noble

Smashwords

Kobo and Apple Books aren’t live yet but they should be sometime today 🙂

And Amazon of course.


Oh, and my paperbacks are being migrated to Ingram Spark. Because of the number of them, it will happen in stages. You may see them disappear from Amazon for a day or two, but they’ll be back up asap!

Okay that’s it this week!  I have much to do and I’m running out of time. I leave for the US in 19 days but my kids only have 4 more days of school this term and then my writing/work time will be cut. Busy, busy!

Until next week… ❤