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!

 

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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!!!!

Good Morning Monday! In the last ten days…

I really do need a new word for busy. Or a new definition at least. The last ten days have been crazy-busy. Let me recap for you…

I think that’s everything… I’ve probably forgotten something, no doubt. But as you can see, it’s been busy. And this doesn’t include anything going on in my RL right now. *sigh* I need a vacation. Seriously.


The paperback covers for Yanni and EoR are GORGEOUS!!

And believe me, they’re even prettier in real life!


As I mentioned above, Spencer Cohen books 2 & 3 are now wide releases. (Spencer 1 isn’t – long story short: an amazon promotion period overlapped with the KU cut off date) But I’ll be adding Spencer Book One in 90 days.

Links for Spencer Cohen Book 2

B&N

iBooks

Links for Spencer Cohen Book 3 

B&N

iBooks


The Blind Faith Series only came out of KU yesterday so the links to other retails stores such as B&N and iBooks will take a few days.

You can purchase all available non-KU books at my Payhip site!

And at Smashwords


Speaking of audio releases…  Cronin’s Key III had a bit of a hiccup. It was somehow not scheduled for global release and only hit the US on release week 😦  But it’s fixed now and available everywhere 🙂

But Red Dirt Heart 3 had a stellar release week and made the BestSeller list on audible under LGBT!

You can check my profile out at Audible to find all my audio titles. And don’t forget Switched is due out Sept 20th!


So my WIP is crawling along. Currently at 43K words, it’s got roughly 20K to go. I have two weeks before school ends and I NEED to get the first draft finished before then… I might be a little scarce from social media over the next two weeks while I write, write, write…

I’m also aiming to release my drabble story FREE before I head off to GRL. 🙂

Until next week…  ❤

Audio of Red Dirt Heart 3 is now live!

For my audio listeners, Red Dirt Heart 3 is now available! 

Joel Leslie has done a remarkable job in bringing Sutton Station to life. He captures Charlie and Travis so perfectly. I had the incredible privilege of proofing this and loved every second!

BUYLINKS

Audible

Amazon


And Cronin’s Key III is out on audio tomorrow!! And the audio Switched is out on Sept 20th! I can’t wait!!!

Good Morning Monday! All The New Releases!

Within a week, I will have had THREE releases!

  • Yanni’s Story (Aug 29th)
  • Cronin’s Key III on audio (Sept 5th)
  • Elements of Retrofit re-release! (Sept 6th)

Crazy, right? Busy too! LOL

First of all, Yanni’s Story made its way out into the world and I couldn’t be prouder! I’ve had some wonderful, heartfelt feedback who thanked me for giving them a voice. It breaks my heart that anyone has lived through (and thankfully survived) what Yanni went through. For many people, Yanni’s Story wasn’t fiction, and I’ll be forever grateful to the readers who contacted me to share their stories with me. If anyone were to ask me why I write, my answer is this: so people have something to identify with. And if my words can shed a little bit of light on one person’s darkness, then everything I’ve done thus far has been worth it.  ❤

Buy Link: Amazon KU


Next up is Cronin’s Key III on Audio!

The third and final instalment of Alec and Cronin’s epic adventure is out on audio September 5th!

Listen as Joel Leslie brings every character to life. The poor guy had six nationalities, as well different ages, different sexes, in ONE conversation, and pulled it off flawlessly!

You can find it at Audible


And last but not least, the re-release of Elements of Retrofit!!  I am SO excited to be getting the rights back to my books with their current publisher. Things you need to know…

  • The current (old) version will disappear from sites on Sept 6th
  • I will upload the new version on Sept 7th.
  • The new version has been re-edited.
  • There is no new content.
  • It will be exclusive to Amazon KU.
  • The paperback will be available the same day!
  • Each of the Thomas Elkin books will be released as separate paperbacks.
  • I get the rights back to Clarity of Lines in December, and Sense of Place in Feb.
  • The current trilogy paperback will be unavailable from Monday.
  • Check out the amazing new cover Reese Dante made for me!!

I will post the buy links when the new version goes live!


In other news, my WIP is at 33K. It’s titled On Davis Row, and I need to get it finished before school breaks up in three weeks. If I can manage 10K words a week, I should be able to do it 🙂 Failing any RL hiccups or roadblocks, that is. I’ll be aiming for a November release.

Until next week! ❤

Yanni’s Story – OUT NOW!!

YANNI’S STORY – OUT NOW!!

Blurb:

When Yanni Tomaras is kicked out of his family home, his parents’ final words are religious insults and an order to never return. Homeless and desperate, he’s lured in by Lance—charming on the outside, an evil predator underneath—who abuses Yanni until he finds the courage to leave.
Yanni should feel free. But by the time Spencer Cohen finds him, he’s resigned to being handed back to Lance and once again being caged by fear.
Starting school and a part-time job, Yanni begins to reclaim his life. But a love for silent films leads him to Peter Hannikov, a man with a kind heart but who’s twice his age. An unlikely friendship between them blooms into so much more. Neither man knows what he wants, at first. Finding out exactly what he needs is Yanni’s story.
“I’d spent years as a bird, caged with my wings clipped, tormented and beaten.
I thought I’d escaped when I’d left my abuser, but in hindsight, I could see that I was still caged, this time by fear and self-doubt.
Spencer and Andrew, and Andrew’s parents, opened the door to the cage that confined me.
But it was Peter who taught me how to fly.”

120,000 words. 
Trigger Warning: Descriptions of violence, suicide, and sexual assault. Reader discretion advised.

BUY LINK:

Yanni’s Story! The whys and the warnings…

I’ve just hit “publish” on Yanni’s Story. Amazon KU can take 30 minutes or two days to publish a book, so I figured I’d just hit publish today and hope for the best.

But before you think about reading this book, you might need to know a few things…

First, it’s a slow book. Why? Because healing from emotional and physical trauma is a SLOW process. For some readers it might be too slow, and that’s fine.  Please know the pacing is deliberate and how the characters needed it to be told. Anything otherwise would have been forced, or there would have been huge time-jumps in the storytelling. The fact it’s 120,000 words probably doesn’t help either. It’s a LONG book! Yanni has a lot of issues to get through, and coupled with a slow healing process, it’s an unfolding story. There’s no action or drama, no formulaic plot twist at the 75% mark. It’s simply a story of healing and growing, and believing in yourself to finally find your place.

Second, there are trigger warnings in this book. Specifically:-

Trigger Warnings:   Descriptions of violence, suicide, and sexual assault. Reader discretion advised.

These instances are not on-page, but the ramifications are. The events are described, their stories told, and the characters are left to deal with the aftermath.

Now, if trigger warnings are not your thing and you get annoyed in an ‘OMG it’s such spoiler’ kind of way, be thankful. Be thankful you don’t need to be pre-warned because of the lasting psychological damage shit like domestic violence and sexual assault can leave behind.

If you do need trigger warnings, in particular those listed above, I’mma hug you first then tell you this book might not be for you. ❤

Lastly, this book delves into Daddy kink, and it’s also May/December trope. If you’ve read the Spencer Cohen Series, you know Peter is 43 and Yanni is 21. Again, if these are not for you, you might want to give this book a miss.

Now, if you’re A-okay with the aforementioned, then please by all means go ahead and read. If not, that’s okay too. ❤

I’ll be posting the buylink as soon as it goes live!