I’m the guest today at Love Bytes!

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Join me for the last stop in my Safe House blog tour! Visit Love Bytes for a peek into the research that went into the story and another exclusive excerpt.

Find the post here, and don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter!

 

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Happy Bi Visibility Day!

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As this post goes live, I’m somewhere in Seattle enjoying that lovely city and preparing for the Gay Romance Northwest Meet-up! If you’re in the area please consider joining us at the Central Library for a day of panels and fun, and it’s all about queer books! If GRNW is sold out you can still visit the Book Fest. The room is open 12-6, come after 4 p.m. to meet authors, get your books signed and maybe pick up some cool swag. Visit me if you’re looking to de-stress.😉

The past week has been loaded with promotion for my latest release, Safe House, so I haven’t said much here about Bi Week. As an out and loud bisexual, I can’t let this day go by like that. I’ve been reevaluating my writing goals lately and that ties in with this week’s theme so here goes.

You may have heard me say before that I’m an old broad who’s been writing for manymany (many) years, or that my early works weren’t as queer as I would have liked. Since that’s not true anymore I can be picky about the stories I choose to tell.

That’s pretty huge so I’ll say it again: I can be picky about which stories I choose to tell.

Why the hell not? Queer Romance is thriving, gay and lesbian stories are being told—being read—so what can I bring to the table that’s unique? You can probably see where this is going: bisexual stories. A lot of my love stories so far have had bi characters, and dealt with bi issues, and I don’t see that stopping anytime soon.

While I’m writing this I have a lot to get done: an empty suitcase in the middle of my floor, a book on deadline (yes, with a bisexual main character!), more promo to do for Safe House, and hopefully a little relaxing—I am on vacation this week, after all! So I’ll leave you with a mention of the bi characters I’ve written so far and a teaser for what’s to come.

 

Joe Prescott from Not the Doctor (2014), is an accident reconstructionist who was injured on the job with a huge crush on his next door neighbor.

Eric Allen from Buchanan House (2015) is a late-blooming line cook who, for many reasons, has avoided relationships and resisted defining his sexuality.

Justice “JB” Bishop from Cascades (2015) is a small-town bartender who tells himself he’s satisfied with his life in a tiny logging town, but is pining for the one who got away.

Doug Stevens is the one who got away.

Mick Randall from Torque (2016) is on the run from the San Francisco Bay Area and his past, and finds more than he’d ever thought to ask for in an old wrecking yard in NW Portland.

Coming in December, Holiday Weekend is Ryan Orchard’s story. Chapter One is included in the back of Safe House.

The last book in the Buchanan House series, which I’m calling BH#6 for now, is Chase Holland’s story. He’s gay but his long-time partner, Garrett, is bi.

I’m also working on an upmarket contemporary that I won’t be shopping under this pen name because it’s not Male-Male. This book isn’t even trying to be a Romance and features a bisexual genderqueer main character.

 

That’s all—so far!

Happy Bi Visibility Day!

 

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I’m the guest today at the Dreamspinner Press blog!

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Join me today at the Dreamspinner Press blog for the next stop in my Safe House blog tour! I’m talking about food and how my original plan for Kyle changed way back in book one. Come for the recipe and stay for the long excerpt!😀

Find the post here, and don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter!

 

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I’m the guest today at Open Skye Book Reviews!

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Join me today at Open Skye Book Reviews for the next stop in my Safe House blog tour! I’ve brought along another exclusive excerpt and the guest post is about loose ends…

Find the post here, and don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter!

 

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I’m the guest today at Alpha Book Reviews!

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Join me today at Alpha Book Reviews for the next stop in my Safe House blog tour! I’m talking about tropes and brought an exclusive excerpt!

Find the post here, and don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter!

Tour Dates & Stops:
Sept. 12: MM Good Book Reviews
Sept. 19: My Fiction Nook
Sept. 20: Alpha Book Reviews
Sept. 21: Open Skye Book Reviews
Sept. 22: Dreamspinner Blog
Sept. 23: Love Bytes

 

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Happy Bisexual Awareness Week!

Click if you’re interested in doing some related reading:

#BiWeek http://www.glaad.org/tags/bisexuality-awareness-week
http://binetusa.blogspot.com/2016/09/happy-bisexual-awareness-week-2016.html

Graphic used with permission from Lynnette Beth Mcfadzen.

 

I’m the guest today at My Fiction Nook!

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Join me on my Safe House blog tour! Today I’m at My Fiction Nook with an exclusive excerpt!

Find the post here, and don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter!

 

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What happens next…

RSMMmedHola Snippetteers!

I’m finally back on my laptop (after a full backup + OS rollback), but it’s a temporary solution. *fingers crossed the last snags are fixed tomorrow*

Safe House (Buchanan House: Book Four) is releasing on Monday! I’m excited and a little nervous, as usual, and will be spending Sunday trying not to obsess about it. I’m sure that will be easy. *lol*

This snippet picks up right where last week’s left off. (Read it here.)

They stood and looked at each other for what felt like a long time. Kyle’s eyes seemed a little wide. Either he was surprised, or….


This isn’t appropriate. I’ll just—


Before Bran could tell himself to apologize and leave, Kyle stepped aside, opening the door a little wider. Bran realized he’d been holding his breath and let it out in an audible sigh as he stepped into the room.

Thanks for reading!

To find links to more snippets, visit the Rainbow Snippets FB Group. It’s a public group and everyone is welcome to join. Have a lovely weekend!

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There is still time to pre-order Safe House and get Tiny House (Buchanan House: Book Three) for $0.99 at the Dreamspinner Store! (As long as you’re reading this before Sept. 19th Eastern US time. :)) Click the cover below to read Chapter One in its entirety and if you like it grab a copy.

SafeHouseFS_v1Kyle Shimoda is an asshole magnet, has been for as long as he can remember. At forty-seven, he doesn’t see much chance for improving his luck in love. His friends who run Buchanan House, a gay retreat on the central Oregon coast, know he wants to find “someone nice” to settle down with, and they set him up with Officer Brandon Smith. Kyle has a turbulent history with law enforcement, but he can’t deny his attraction to the buff cop.

Brandon has been a police officer in Lincoln City almost since the day he graduated from high school over thirty years ago. He’s cultivated the facade of a serious, disciplined law enforcement officer, but beneath his overdeveloped chest beats the soft heart of a drama queen. A cancer scare shifts Bran’s focus from finding a serious relationship to having as much sex as he can—putting his goals squarely at odds with Kyle’s. If he can’t find the courage to be honest about his feelings for Kyle, the happiness they’ve both been searching for could slip through their fingers.

Buchanan House: Book Two, Pride Weekend, is always free at the Dreamspinner store and All Romance eBooks.

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 My Rafflecopter, loaded with two chances to win Buchanan House (Book One in the series) is live until October 1st. You can find the giveaway at MM Good Book Reviews and my tour continues with five stops next week!

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I’m the guest today at MM Good Book Reviews!

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Join me today at MM Good Book Reviews for the first stop in my Safe House blog tour! I’m talking about getting to know Kyle–the main character–and how the story almost turned into something completely different than the one releasing on the 19th!

Find the post here, and don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter!

 

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A Safe House snippet & announcement!

RSMMmedHola Snippetteers!

I’ve made good progress on my edits for BH#5 so am taking some time out to actually participate in Rainbow Snippets this week, instead of pinning and running.😀

 

Safe House will be released in ten days (!) so I’m snippetting from it today. This is after Guest Chef Night at Buchanan House; Kyle and Bran and the whole family have just had a great meal and most of the crowd are heading out to go dancing in Lincoln City.

 

As they headed for the lobby, Kyle said, “I’m in room eight.” And if he hadn’t meant the invitation Bran heard, someone was about to be very embarrassed.

Bran stood in the lobby as Kyle mounted the stairs, his heart pounding at the view of Kyle’s trim but round ass. He waited there as long as he could, not more than a moment or two, and then followed. His knock on the door of room eight was met with silence and then slow footsteps. The door opened slowly, revealing a slightly startled Kyle.

 

Thanks for reading!

To find links to more snippets, visit the Rainbow Snippets FB Group. It’s a public group and everyone is welcome to join. Have a lovely weekend!

Now for the announcement!

Beginning on September 12, pre-order Safe House and get Tiny House (BH#3) for $0.99 at the Dreamspinner Store! Click the banner to read Chapter One in its entirety but don’t pre-order until the 12th if you’d like a sale copy of Tiny House!

SafeHouse_headerbanner Buchanan House Book Two, Pride Weekend, is always free at the Dreamspinner store and All Romance eBooks.

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 My Rafflecopter, loaded with two chances to win Buchanan House (Book One in the series) goes live on Monday, Sept. 12 also. You can find the giveaway at MM Good Book Reviews on the 12th, along with a post about the development of the story and an exclusive excerpt, and on the blogs of a few lovely author friends throughout next week.

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