Budget Book Rec: Shameless Self Promotion!

Over the past week & change I’ve been taking a class and learning how to market my work better and reach more readers. It’s been a challenge, and sometimes fun, and a LOT of new information every day—which is great!—but all that has left me with no time to find a budget book to rec this week. I’ve been reading (and working on my March 6th release!) but mostly paperbacks so I can get away from a screen for a little while. It’s been fun re-reading some favorites from my bookshelves and I recommend doing that once in a while, if you don’t already.

So. Today I’m going to plug my own budget book, the first Buchanan House Love Story, Buchanan House. It’s $0.99, so you can meet the family without breaking the bank. For the 2nd Edition I’ve combined Buchanan House and Pride Weekend into a single volume, so you get two full stories for that dollar!

I’m not going to quote from the book or tell you what I like about it—beyond that it’s chock full of hurt / comfort, which is my favorite trope! All the books in the series have different tropes, but most also have an element of hurt / comfort. Click any of the book covers in this post (or a buy link, of course!) and you can decide for yourself which quote stands out or if you love the characters (spoiler alert: I love them all!).

Stay tuned, I’ll have another budget book rec next Wednesday. Coming soon in this space: info about a Valentine’s Day giveaway in my author group, and more updates on my March release!

Thanks for reading & have a great week!

 

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Buchanan House

Eric Allen and his bestie buy a neglected hotel on the scenic Oregon coast to fulfill their middle-school dreams of co-owning a B&B. The building is in decent shape but in order to turn Buchanan House into the gay resort of their dreams, it’s going to need work.

Tim Tate is a skilled carpenter with many hidden talents, and a body that could grace the pages of a fitness magazine. When he and Eric meet, it’s mutual lust at first sight. Despite the intense attraction, both men are hesitant to fully out themselves by acting on it. But when they give in, it’s obvious that they’ve found something special—and not only in bed.

Before Eric can be free to love the gorgeous handyman they have to make it through the July4th grand opening. With rain that won’t stop and a meddling brother intent on wreaking havoc, can the holiday still go off with a bang?

 

Only on Amazon & KU!

 

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Flash Sale! Two Contemporary Novellas for Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the US! To everyone else, happy free fiction day! 😀

My budget book rec is a day late this week & there’s a good reason for that! Thursday and Friday, November 28 & 29 only, two of my MM Romance Novellas are free! Buchanan House and Holiday Weekend~only on Amazon!

 

Holiday Weekend can be enjoyed as a standalone novella and features two holiday dinners, angst and a few awww moments, and some familiar faces for series readers.

Ryan Orchard moved from small-town Idaho to Portland almost two years ago and still feels like a hick. When Paulie Nesbitt dumped him, he wasn’t even surprised. Despite losing twenty-five pounds since then, Ryan’s confidence is nonexistent and his life has stalled. Not only is he convinced the career he wants is beyond his reach, he’s given up on relationships. A new job at a familiar restaurant—and his gorgeous coworker—could be just what Ryan needs to believe in himself again.

 

Glenn Hernandez might be the only nineteen-year-old in Portland who dreads his days off. Between his horrible housing situation and the ever-present temptation to crawl back into the bottle, Glenn prefers to keep busy. He volunteers at the Elliott Foundation House, a homeless shelter helping LGBTQ sex workers. As an alum of the shelter, Glenn finds it hard to leave his past behind. But when the new server at the trendy restaurant where he works catches Glenn’s eye and works his way into his heart, Glenn finally

 

Grab your copy at Amazon US!

 

If you’ve been curious about my USA Today Must-Read Romance Buchanan House, now is the perfect time to give it a try!

Eric Allen and his bestie buy a neglected hotel on the scenic Oregon coast to fulfill their middle-school dreams of co-owning a B&B. The building is in decent shape but in order to turn Buchanan House into the gay resort of their dreams, it’s going to need work.

Tim Tate is a skilled carpenter with many hidden talents, and a body that could grace the pages of a fitness magazine. When he and Eric meet, it’s mutual lust at first sight. Despite the intense attraction, both men are hesitant to fully out themselves by acting on it. But when they give in, it’s obvious that they’ve found something special—and not only in bed.

Before Eric can be free to love the gorgeous handyman they have to make it through the July4th grand opening. With rain that won’t stop and a meddling brother intent on wreaking havoc, can the holiday still go off with a bang?

Grab your copy at Amazon US!

 

If you’re in the mood for another angsty Holiday MM Romance, click the rose & subscribe to my newsletter and get a free ebook copy of Cascades~A Second-Chance Holiday Romance!

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End of Summer Sale!

Buchanan House Series graphicBeach season is almost over here in the Pacific Northwest & that’s a great reason to have a sale. I don’t really need a reason, but that’s a good one!

I’m also celebrating getting my Buchanan House series back out into the world. For a few years I’ve been a hybrid author but now I’m 100% Indie. While that’s been challenging, it’s also been kind of fun.

But back to the sale! The Buchanan House series will be on a Kindle Countdown Sale through September 2nd. Prices will be the best for the first two days–Aug. 27-28. If you’re looking for a nice long read over the lovely long weekend, this might be the one for you!

Visit the Buchanan House Series Page on Amazon!

One thing, though. Because of a glitch (haha, read: user error) Art House won’t join in the sale until  Thursday, Aug. 29. I’ve learned a lot over the past two months, mainly that it’s all up to me now. So I want to thank all of the readers who have tried one of my books–I appreciate you all!

If you’d like to see just how much I appreciate my readers, subscribe to my newsletter and get a free ebook! Just click this link.

One more thing–I’ve just re-released my noir with witches, The Pinch of the Game, only on PayHip, for those of you who would like an epub version, or if you’d just rather not buy from Amazon. Pinch will be available on PayHip through September 29th, at a savings from first edition prices. On October 1 this book will go into Kindle Unlimited, in time for Halloween. I can’t believe I’m already talking about Halloween!

Learn more about The Pinch of the Game here.

 

Thanks for reading & have a great day!

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Of cover art and #giveaways

BuchananHouse_headerbannerIt’s the day after release day (plus, i seem to have beaten that cold), so i’m going back to the EDJ. 😦

I’m leaving you with a new post and two ongoing contests, though. Check out Joyfully Jay or the Dreamspinner Blog for the deets.

What’s happening today, Aug. 19: Dreamspinner Blog (in which i give away a copy of my entire backlist), Pride Promotions Book Blast (in which i will give away a $20 gift card~follow the link to a list of participating blogs), Renae Kaye’s blog (in which she gives the most fabulous interview evah!)

What’s happening today, August 20: Joyfully Jay in which i chat about cover art and give away two ebooks–winners’ choice of Buchanan House or The Pinch of the Game!

August 21: The Novel Approach

August 25: Love Bytes

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Buchanan House by Charley Descoteaux

Eric Allen, thirty-three-year-old line cook, moved in with his grandmother, Jewell, after a disastrous coming-out when he was in middle school. She raised him, and he cared for her when she fell ill. When Jewell died she left everything to Eric—angering his parents and older brother. The inheritance isn’t much, but Eric and his bestie Nathan pool their money and buy an abandoned hotel on an isolated stretch of the Central Oregon Coast. The hotel isn’t far from Lincoln City—a town with its own Pride Festival and named for a president—so they christen it Buchanan House after James Buchanan, the “confirmed bachelor” president with the close male friend.

Eric and Nathan need a handyman to help them turn Buchanan House into the gay resort of their dreams. Eric finds Tim Tate in the local listings and over the months leading to opening weekend Tim reveals himself as a skilled carpenter with many hidden talents. Eric falls hard for Tim, but before he can see a future with the gorgeous handyman he has to get over twenty years of being bullied and shamed by his birth family. It would be much easier if Eric’s brother Zach weren’t trying to grab part of the inheritance or ruin opening weekend.

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Release Date: August 19, 2015

46,658 words

Cover Artist: L.C. Chase

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Happy Release Day to me!

BuchananHouse_headerbannerIt’s release day!

Thanks to everyone who’s bought their copy and for all the well-wishes, reviews, visits, and shares! You all rock. *hugs*

What’s happening today, Aug. 19: Dreamspinner Blog (in which i give away a copy of my entire backlist), Pride Promotions Book Blast (in which i will give away a $20 gift card~follow the link to a list of participating blogs), Renae Kaye’s blog (in which she gives the most fabulous interview evah!)

August 20: Joyfully Jay

August 21: The Novel Approach

August 25: Love Bytes

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Buchanan House by Charley Descoteaux

Eric Allen, thirty-three-year-old line cook, moved in with his grandmother, Jewell, after a disastrous coming-out when he was in middle school. She raised him, and he cared for her when she fell ill. When Jewell died she left everything to Eric—angering his parents and older brother. The inheritance isn’t much, but Eric and his bestie Nathan pool their money and buy an abandoned hotel on an isolated stretch of the Central Oregon Coast. The hotel isn’t far from Lincoln City—a town with its own Pride Festival and named for a president—so they christen it Buchanan House after James Buchanan, the “confirmed bachelor” president with the close male friend.

Eric and Nathan need a handyman to help them turn Buchanan House into the gay resort of their dreams. Eric finds Tim Tate in the local listings and over the months leading to opening weekend Tim reveals himself as a skilled carpenter with many hidden talents. Eric falls hard for Tim, but before he can see a future with the gorgeous handyman he has to get over twenty years of being bullied and shamed by his birth family. It would be much easier if Eric’s brother Zach weren’t trying to grab part of the inheritance or ruin opening weekend.

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Release Date: August 19, 2015

46,658 words

Cover Artist: L.C. Chase

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A “first time” snippet…

Hand drawing heart in sand on the beachHola, Snippeteers!

 

This has been one crazy summer at Casa Des and I’ve missed everyone at Snippet Sunday.

Here’s a long one, to make up for being away. It’s from Buchanan House, which will be released on Wednesday! This is Eric and Tim’s first date so there’s a little awkward to go with the smexy.

 

Tim rested his palm on Eric’s chest and slowly turned toward him. They gazed into each other’s eyes for a long moment. Tim didn’t look away when he unbuttoned Eric’s shirt and eased him back against the arm of the couch. By the time Tim’s lips found his, Eric was almost squirming in anticipation. Tim kissed him until he felt like he’d become part of the sofa, as though his muscles had no tension but that which Tim shared with him.

Eric whimpered when Tim’s mouth left his and began a slow exploration of his body. He’d thought maybe Tim didn’t have much experience making love, or maybe he’d just hoped they would be on even footing in that arena. It didn’t take long before he was proven very wrong. And how wonderfully wrong he was. Maybe Tim hadn’t always been so reserved and inscrutable, or maybe men on the coast cared less about things like that. In Portland, if you weren’t a social butterfly, you might as well be invisible.

Just then, Eric couldn’t be mistaken for invisible. Tim’s lips and tongue, his hands and the warm weight of his body, made Eric feel more than he’d felt… ever. He’d never made any noise during his few stolen encounters with his “boyfriend” while Jewell spent time with friends. Before long, Eric was convinced it was all about his partner. All about the ways Tim touched him, the way Tim sighed in open appreciation when he freed Eric from his clothes. Tim Tate had him moaning like a porn star, and the kicker was, Eric didn’t feel one iota of embarrassment or self-consciousness. Nothing but wonderful.

 

Thanks for reading!

If you’d like to read the whole story it’s available for pre-order from all the usual places, and will be released on Wednesday, August 19th! I have a book blast and blog tour planned, with giveaways of course. The schedule is here and i’ll be updating it with links as the posts go live to make it easier to enter.

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 Check out more flashes of fiction at Snippet Sunday, you’ll be glad you did!

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Buchanan House Blog Tour!

BuchananHouse_headerbannerNext Wednesday, August 19, is release day for my Romance set on the Central Oregon Coast, Buchanan House! I have a few giveaways planned and will be sharing exclusive excerpts at a few lovely blogs. It all starts today at Cup O’ Porn–go for the pretty, stay for the books (or vice versa). 🙂

August 13: Cup O’ Porn

August 19: Dreamspinner Blog, Pride Promotions Book Blast (in which i will give away a $20 gift card), Renae Kaye’s blog

August 20: Joyfully Jay

August 21: The Novel Approach

August 25: Love Bytes

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Buchanan House by Charley Descoteaux

Eric Allen, thirty-three-year-old line cook, moved in with his grandmother, Jewell, after a disastrous coming-out when he was in middle school. She raised him, and he cared for her when she fell ill. When Jewell died she left everything to Eric—angering his parents and older brother. The inheritance isn’t much, but Eric and his bestie Nathan pool their money and buy an abandoned hotel on an isolated stretch of the Central Oregon Coast. The hotel isn’t far from Lincoln City—a town with its own Pride Festival and named for a president—so they christen it Buchanan House after James Buchanan, the “confirmed bachelor” president with the close male friend.

Eric and Nathan need a handyman to help them turn Buchanan House into the gay resort of their dreams. Eric finds Tim Tate in the local listings and over the months leading to opening weekend Tim reveals himself as a skilled carpenter with many hidden talents. Eric falls hard for Tim, but before he can see a future with the gorgeous handyman he has to get over twenty years of being bullied and shamed by his birth family. It would be much easier if Eric’s brother Zach weren’t trying to grab part of the inheritance or ruin opening weekend.

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Release Date: August 19, 2015

46,658 words

Cover Artist: L.C. Chase

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Buchanan House Giveaway

BuchananHouse_FBbanner_DSPBuchanan House has hit the Coming Soon page at the Dreamspinner store, and is available for pre-order! I’m working on a tour that starts in mid-August, so if you have anything you’d like to ask me or any subjects you’d like me to write about just let me know! It’s been a year since i’ve done a blog tour with guest posts and everything, and it’s going to be a lot of fun. All that work will keep me from obsessively checking my email for word about book #2, or sales numbers.

Okay that’s just crazy talk, of course i’ll be checking!

I’ll be visiting all the stops on my Cover Reveal this weekend, to thank my hosts and see what everyone has to say about B&Bs.The Rafflecopter will be open through July 24th and the prize is a backlist book of your choice (not including Buchanan House but The Pinch of the Game is fair game ;))!

 

 

Heads-up: Buchanan House Cover Reveal and #Giveaway

The Cover Reveal event for Buchanan House is in two days! The lovely blogs below will help me show off my sweet L.C. Chase cover, and give away a backlist book!

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I’m excited about this one–I know, i’m excited for every release, it’s an occupational hazard. 😉 Buchanan House is a contemporary and is a much sweeter story than i usually write—very romantic (and sexy, don’t let the word “sweeter” fool you).

Friday, July 17th BH hits the Coming Soon Page, and release day will be August 19th!

This may turn out to be my first-ever series, if Dreamspinner likes Book #2. *fingers crossed*

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