Good Morning Monday ~ Cover reveal for Taxes and TARDIS re-release!!

Good Morning Monday!! God, these Mondays just keep coming at me, fast. It also didn’t help that last week I scheduled the post to go out on Sunday and not Monday LOL People who know me shouldn’t be surprised… 😛

So, Finders Keepers had a spectacular week! Truly. #1 in Gay Romance, but also #56 in all of Amazon store in the Fiction category. That’s kind of awesome! So a HUGE thank you to everyone who bought or rented Finders Keepers, and to those who reviewed. Every little thing helps visibility, so thank you!


WIP update:  Galaxies and Oceans (now the confirmed title) is at 27K. I didn’t get as much written as I’d have liked, but I’m happy with the progress. Especially with what I have going on in real life, and a release week. Oh, and edits on a re-release too…

Which brings me to my next thing…


The re-release of Taxes and TARDIS! I am SO excited to get the rights back to this book. Like REEEEEALLY excited! This was the first book I ever published, so to get it back from the publisher makes my heart very happy!

Re-release date is Feb 22nd (Amazon willing) and it has been re-edited, though no new content has been added since the 2015 edition. (The 2015 edition had an epilogue added) and of course, the GORGEOUS new cover.

I simply adored the very first cover this book ever had. And when Silver Publishing disappeared, so did that version. But I loved the cover so much, I contacted the original cover artist and asked if I could replicate it and make it my own.

I’m so very happy to show you, the forever-cover for Taxes and TARDIS…

The new edition will be just 99c for a limited time!

I’ll post the links when it goes live ASAP!


And in VERY exciting audio news, Spencer Cohen Book One will be out Feb 16th!!!  You can see it now on Tantor’s site, and it will hit Audible SOON! I can’t wait!!

Okay, that’s it for this week! Have a good one everybody, and I’ll see you next week! Until then…

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Good Morning Monday ~ 2018 has started with a bang!

Yes, 2018 has hit the ground running, that’s for sure! This week alone:

  • I wrote 12K to finish the first draft of Evolved – release will be April
  • I received edits on Finders Keepers – release 2nd Feb
  • I edited Sense of Place and formatted for ebook and paperback (re-release is Jan 17th)
  • Release of the Italian translation of Spencer Cohen Book Three
  • Beta-read 75K story for a friend
  • Had The Weight of It All win Audio of the Year at Open Skye Reviews!
  • Had Imago win 2nd place as Book of the Year at Open Skye Reviews
  • And The Weight of It All was featured on AudioFile, where Joel won an Earphones Award for the incredible narration, and for a LGBT book – this is kind of HUGE!
  • Went through a tonne of admin stuff, including meetings with my accountant, organising blitz tours, ARC tours, and super exciting secret squirrel stuff.

I’m sure there is something else I’m forgetting… But as you can see, it’s been quite a week.


My time at My Fiction Nook as Author of the Month continues!  You can read my latest post HERE and you can enter the draw to win an ebook!


Yes, my current WIP is called Evolved, and should be out in April. It’s 60K long (unedited) and I will be spending this week going through it, fixing/tweaking/adding/deleting before sending it off to beta readers. I’ve kept details of this one close to my chest as it’s quite different, and I’ll wait until I hear back from my betas to see what they think.

I did buy a pre-made cover for this about six months ago, but it’s really not right for the story, so I have asked Reese Dante to conjure up some magic for me 🙂


Speaking of Reese Dante and incredibly awesome covers, I don’t believe I’ve shown you the cover for Sense of Place!

In keeping with the first two covers, this will be the forever cover for Sense of Place, and it’s perfect!

And the paperback is GORGEOUS!!

I have the proof of the paperback and can’t wait to hit approve! The three covers together look stunning and I am SO happy to have these boys back under my creative control ❤


For my Italian readers, Spencer Cohen Book Three is out now!

BUY LINKS:

Triskell

Amazon


Also, in case you weren’t aware, you can also follow me on BookBub for any new deals or discounts, and hang out in my Readers’ Group on Facebook for all the latest news and gossip!

I’m hoping for another busy (read: productive) week. Lots to do and plan for my next book!  I have a pre-made cover for it, the location, and how it begins… now I just need the unimportant stuff like character names/histories, title, and plot LOL!

Until then… ❤

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!

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!!!!

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! ❤

It’s Good Morning Monday time again!

Another quick one from me today! I was out most of the weekend and have been either super busy, or feeling like that damn bus mowed me down again. I know, these two things are related LOL. I feel like crap because I’m busy. I know I should take it easy, and I have been, but I need to slow down a bit more. I will have this coming weekend at home, which is nice, but then I’m away for the next two. Which is not nice. Well, it’s nice, but it’s busy! I have busy kids – which means I’m a busy mum. Argh! Such a vicious circle. 😉

I managed some writing last week, which is the best feeling ever. Yanni’s Story is now at 48K, and maybe it’s half done, I’m not sure. I’m estimating maybe an August/Sept release, but in all honesty, I have no clue. Oh, the joys of self-publishing! LOL

Yanni and Peter still haven’t even kissed yet! Boy, do they still have a long way to go… 😉


Cronin’s Key was released on Audio last week, and the reviews have been AWESOME! I listened to it and Joel did a FAB job! I especially love how he portrayed Eiji 🙂

You can find it at the following outlets:

Audible

iTunes

Tantor


I will have news later this week on the paperback on Red Dirt Heart Imago and Red Dirt Christmas! Stay tuned!

Until then… ❤

Cronin’s Key is now on Audio!!

For my audio listeners, Cronin’s Key is now available!  *twirls* Narrated by the uber talented Joel Leslie, the first reviews have been STELLAR!

You can find it at the following outlets:

Audible

iTunes

Tantor

Good Morning Monday! Can you believe it’s almost March already?

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I cannot believe how fast this year is going already!!

And are you ready for this? I actually have no books scheduled to release in March… It’s like whaaaa?  LOL  I know, right?

It’s been a crazy two months, and I’m looking forward to the slower pace to concentrate on writing. Releases are hard work, time consuming (and awesome) but they do cut into my writing time. Given that in the last eight weeks, I’ve had three new releases, (Switched, Perfect Catch, and Imago) and three translated title releases (RDH2 in French, Cronin’s Key II in French, Spencer Cohen Book 1 in Italian) and RDH2 in audio as well, it’s been HELLABUSY.

The sequel to Imago should be out early-mid April, but until then I’ll have my head down with writing ALL the words 🙂


Speaking of Red Dirt Heart 2 in audio…

It won AUDIO OF THE MONTH at Open Sky Book Reviews!!!

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I’ve said it before, but the narrator Joel Leslie does an incredible job and totally deserves recognition for his work here. You can grab it at Amazon or iTunes or Audible


As I mentioned above, Spencer Cohen Book One is now in Italian!!  I can’t believe these boys are being translated all over the world. It’s an incredible honour!

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You can find it at Amazon or at Triskell Rainbow!


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I can’t do a blog post this week without mentioning a very ENORMOUS thanks to everyone who has bought, read, and reviewed Imago. Jack and Lawson hit #1 in SEVEN countries, which is mind boggling for lil’ ol’ me.

Actually, it did this:

#1 in US, UK, Australia, Canada, Germany, Brazil, France
#2 in Netherlands
#3 in Japan

I’m so very honoured and humbled by the people in this M/M community, and I just LOVE how global we are.

For those who love a paperback, check out this GORGEOUS cover. Paperbacks are now available HERE.

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Some very exciting news:

I will be a featured author at GRL2017!

Denver, Colorado, here I come!!  I should add a very seriously disclaimer to this though – my attendance will totally depend on the current US government’s level of craziness. Unfortunately, I’m not kidding.

Until next week!  ❤