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

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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!  ❤

Good Afternoon Thursday! Say what?

So sorry I missed my usual Good Morning Monday post. I was travelling and have been feeling a bit under the weather since I got home. But I come bearing news…

Red Dirt Heart 2 is now available on Audio!!  You can find it on Audible HERE

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I’m super excited about this one. Joel Leslie, the narrator, does such a fabulous job. He really captures Charlie and Travis beautifully.  ❤   I’ll be running an audio book tour soon! More news on that when it comes to hand.


In other news, The Weight of it All is now currently on sale for .99c at Amazon!  I’m running a Bookbub deal to coincide with the books’ return to Kindle Unlimited. So if you haven’t read it, now is the time to grab it!! I’ll post links to the Bookbub when I have them!

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In translation news, Red Dirt Heart is now available in French!  When I first wrote these boys, I had no idea my words would reach so many people around the world. I’m very touched that Charlie and Travis’ story is adored by so many ❤  You can find it at Amazon or with MXM Bookmark Publishing.

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You can also grab the Italian version of Red Dirt Heart 2 at Amazon or Triskell

 

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I have it on good authority that the German version of RDH2 isn’t too far away. And the French version of Cronin’s Key II should be out soon too!

To recap, Perfect Catch, has been sitting at #1 in 2-hour short reads on Amazon for a few days now. I’m so thrilled that people have loved Troy and Cal’s story. ❤

A quick writing update: Imago is now with my editor!  It ended up being 45K words long, and is super sweet. I’ll be doing a cover reveal soon, and telling a little story on what happens when you write a book and you’re telling a friend the basic plot line, and she says it sounds familiar and you soon realise you might have just unknowingly copied a book released a few years ago. *sigh*  Crises averted though, so no need to panic. LOL

Release day of Imago is set for February 21st 🙂

And I’ve started the sequel!  Woooooot!!  Lawson and Jack are just so adorable. Can’t wait for you all to meet them.

I also won a lot of awards at the Goodreads M/M readers choice awards!!

The Weight Of It All won Best Contemporary for 2016!

Red Dirt Heart Christmas won Best Short Story for 2016!

The Weight Of It All was third for Best Book of the Year!

The Weight Of It All won second for Best Humour of 2016!

Spencer Cohen Book Three won third for Best Performance Artist (incl Tattooists)

The Weight Of It All won third in Best Friends To Lovers of 2016!

It Was Always You won second in Best Anthology of 2016!

Thank you to all who nominated me and voted for me! 

Until next time…

Good Morning Monday! What’s new this week…

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Sorry for the lack of post last week – I was away and had no chance (or wifi) to post anything. I’ll also be away this week, so by the time you guys read this I’ll be in Sydney. I have four days there, then finally come home for three days before the kids go back to school. Hopefully life will resume to normal then. I’ve been so absent on social media as well that I feel a disconnect with my writing life.  IDK. It’s been such a busy and bizarre month and I miss that daily interaction with the wonderful people who have become not just online friends but real friends as well.  Fingers crossed everything settles down soon.

My writing last week was very minimal. I think I did 4K words all up, which is nowhere near my usual quota. My current WIP, which I’ve tentatively titled “The weight of it all” is at 22K words. I have no clue how long it will be but I’m estimating around the 40K word mark.

My other short story, titled Perfect Catch, is back from proofreaders and will be ready for release in October as part of an anthology. I’ll be posting more on that later, but I’m really excited and can’t wait until I can share more news. 🙂

I’ve just approved the proof of Blood & Milk paperback and the full wrap cover is just gorgeous.  You can buy the paperback at Amazon or Createspace.

Excuse the dodgy lighting and bad photography, but here are some photos of the paperback proof…
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I’m still waiting on final proofreading of my German translation of Red Dirt Heart. I was hoping to have it released already but with me being away it just couldn’t happen. Hopefully it will be out very soon!

But the audio for Red Dirt Heart went live!!!   I’m so excited about this!  And there has been some GREAT reviews already! Joel did a fabulous job bringing Charlie and Travis to life! And again, a huge thanks to RJ Scott and Love Lane Books for making it happen.

You can find the audiobook on Amazon  and iTunes  and Audible

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Sooo, what’s new this week?  Well, I’ll be away for four days of it.  We leave early Monday and get home late Thursday, so I doubt there will be much writing done at all. I’m really behind on my schedule and can’t see any hope of catching up, let alone getting ahead. But I’ll just keep going with all I can because as all writers know, even a few hundred words a day helps to add up. My lack of word count isn’t writer’s block, it’s just lack of time and real life being crazy, which is truly frustrating because ALL I want to do is write and I can’t.  For now, the characters in my current WIP are being patient, however my next books’ characters are already starting to talk in my head, so I definitely know who I’m writing next LOL

I also have accounts/taxes to do this week which I’ve been a total fail at. I seriously need an assistant. Or a clone. Or an extra day in the week. Or more coffee…  Actually, all four would be great.  🙂

So that’s all I have to report on just now.  I hope everyone is well, and with all the craziness happening in the world right now, I want to take this opportunity to wish all my readers peace and love.

Until next week…

Red Dirt Heart Audio is NOW LIVE!!

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I am so thrilled to announce Charlie and Travis are finally on audio!  Joel Leslie did a fabulous job bringing Sutton Station to life in my first ever audio book.  I’d love to thank Nic Starr for introducing me to Joel, and I’d love to thank RJ Scott and Love Lane Books for providing a platform for this little self-publishing Aussie to use ACX.

You can find the audiobook on Amazon  and iTunes  and Audible

Good Morning Monday!

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Can you believe this year is literally half over?  That means we’ll have to start thinking about Christmas soon… *head desk*  Not to mention I have six week overseas family trip in September/October to plan and organise.  Man, I am so not ready for that. LOL

Okay, so this week has been super busy.  Blood & Milk is out and the reviews on Amazon have been wonderfully positive and heartfelt.  I would like to thank everyone who took a chance on reading.  I have also received more emails from readers about this book (in the first few days of release) than any other book. Your messages of love and support truly mean a lot to me, so thank you everyone, from the bottom of my heart.   ❤  ❤

In news of the charity fundraising, I estimate by the end of the first week alone we will have raised about $400USD for the African Human Rights Coalition.  I will be sure to keep you posted with updates.

I also have some exciting translation news!  Red Dirt Heart is coming out in German!!  I’m just waiting on proofreading, which hopefully won’t take long, then I can format it and get it live asap. Rote Erde 1 will be out soon, and I’m super excited about this!

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Something else I’m ridiculously excited about is Red Dirt Heart in Audio is due out any day!!  This is my first ever audio book and the narrator, the wonderful Joel Froomkin has graciously held my hand throughout the entire process 🙂

The lovely RJ Scott and Love Lane Books will be releasing it asap!  I can’t wait for you guys to hear this book. Just listening to it, I laughed and cried – hearing my own words is an amazing thing. And man, I have missed these boys – Charlie still means as much to me now as he did two years ago.

In other news, my WIP (not sure on the title yet…) is at 10K. I estimate it will maybe be around 40K words, but we all know how characters do whatever the hell they want and I, being the lowly writer, have no say in such things. LOL  My main character (it’s first person pov) is Henry Beckett and his love interest is Reed Henske, and it’s set in Balmain, Sydney.  And I’m aiming/hoping for a release in early September. More details on that later.

What’s happening this coming week?  Well, another busy one (no surprises to those who know me lol)  It’s EOFY here in Australia (end of financial year) and I haven’t done ANY of my accounts yet, so that needs to be a priority. I also need to write as much as physically possible, as school holidays start on Friday and I’ll be away for all of the first week and half of the second week, so my writing time will be almost zero for the two weeks after this one. Not to mention the RL stuff I have going on…

That also means there might not be a post next week (as I won’t be home) and my online time will also be very minimal, but I will try and schedule something.

Until then…

Red Dirt Heart is coming to audio!!

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I am so incredibly excited to announce that Red Dirt Heart will be my first ever audio!! As you may or may not know, being an Australian author who self-publishes, I was never able to use ACX (the audio division of Amazon) to get my books into the audio market.  I mean, I have 30+ books, and NONE in audio. Even my books I have with a publisher will never be put into audio… but that’s a whole other conversation for another time.

Anywhoooo, I tried to outsource it myself, but got nowhere.  I queried publishers in strict audio rights options, but they never even replied – not even a ‘sorry, but no’.  I contacted several narrators who I thought might be able to help, but again, they never replied.

It was/is incredibly frustrating and I was ready to give up on it all together.

But then, with the help of RJ Scott and Love Lane Books, I had a spark of hope. Another author friend Nic Starr put me in touch with a narrator who could wrangle the Aussie accent, and things started to move forward.

RJ Scott’s presshouse, Love Lane Books, will be the platform on which this gets released, and the lovely Joel Froomkin has graciously agreed to give Charlie Sutton a voice.

I will post more when I know more, but for now, I’m so thrilled to say this is actually – finally – happening.  ❤