🎃🦇 Happy Half Halloween! ☠️😈

🦇 🕷️ Love Halloween & all things spooky? Me too! So to celebrate Half Halloween, I’m making Metal, Magic & Mayhem available to buy, only on Smashwords! 🦇 🕷️

So far, this short has only been available to newsletter subscribers and members of my Facebook Reader Group. Not everyone is into joining & subscribing though, & that’s cool! Grab your copy with no strings attached!

Hang out with two immoral magicians as they pursue their dreams of fame and fortune…and each other.

Click the book cover or the link below the blurb to get to my store at Smash. Thank you for reading & supporting my indie journey. If you’d like to see more of Dean & Steve drop me a line or leave a comment & let me know. I’m thinking about continuing their story for Halloween & would love to know if you’re interested. 🕷️

 

Metal, Magic, & Mayhem

Dean’s dream is to be a rock star. The fact that he has no musical talent is beside the point. After high school graduation, he and his new best friend, Steve, create a magic act and take it on the road with a heavy metal concert tour.

Steve has a secret: his magic is real. When an unexpectedly small stage forces the boys to improvise, their act goes horribly wrong. Steve is forced to choose between allowing Dean to be killed or risk exposing his secret.

Warnings / Temptations: immoral magicians, off-page murders both spontaneous and premeditated, gore, scenes of a hero in peril, and discussions of unsafe BDSM practices. 🦇

Grab your copy, only at Smashwords! 🕷️

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💕 Focus On: Hurt / Comfort Home Stretch 💕

Love hurt/comfort? Me too! 30 amazing authors have come together to give you a spectacular hurt/comfort collection of MM romance. Ebooks, audio, sales, and more!

The event ends soon, but there’s still time to find your next favorite hurt/comfort read! My contribution is Buchanan House, a bisexual MM Romance with tons of H/C and opposites attract & set at a small LGBTQ beach resort!

The whole Buchanan House series is now available at Apple Books, B&N, and Kobo ~ book one is only .99¢!

https://books.bookfunnel.com/hurt_comfort/wz7fc8elss

Promotion runs from April 16-30th so don’t wait!

Check out an excerpt from Buchanan House below and don’t forget to visit the BookFunnel page for a peek at the other books. Click on the graphic or the link after the excerpt & happy reading! 💙

Nathan chose that moment to enter, in his pink robe with the ostrich-feather trim. He spoke quickly, almost dancing through the room and toward the aroma of coffee. “Good morning. You don’t mind I borrowed your robe? And this must be Tim. Lovely to meet you, sweetheart. Coffee, then business.” He flounced into the kitchen.

Eric and Tim watched him go. The silence in his wake stretched out a little too long for Eric, who was mortified by the thought Tim might believe the robe belonged to him.

“What’re you planning to do with the place?”

“Run a retreat—a camp. We’re going to call it Buchanan House.”

“You the Buchanans?”

“What? Us? No, not us…. Nathan and I, we’re friends.” Eric wasn’t sure why the air had suddenly evaporated from the room, but he didn’t like the feeling. “We bonded in middle school over the hand dryers in the bathroom. We both used them regularly to combat the effects of swirlies.”

Tim pursed his lips and nodded. He looked like he was trying not to laugh, or getting ready to peck his grandmother on the cheek. Thinking that sent a shiver down Eric’s back.

“It’s for James Buchanan.”

“The president?”

“Yep.” Eric still wasn’t sure how it would go over, but he tried to pretend he didn’t care. “The confirmed bachelor president with a very close male friend. This will be our own little melting pot.”

Tim watched him closely and, after a moment, nodded again.

Eric wasn’t sure what Tim made of all that, but he didn’t seem upset. Actually, he didn’t seem to have much emotion at all. A pang of jealousy stabbed through Eric’s chest. He’d give a lot to feel a little less for a change.

 

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?

Visit the Hurt/Comfort event to buy Buchanan House and any of the other incredible books through April 30th! Buchanan House is now available at all the usual retailers for .99¢ through April 30th!

💕 Focus On: Hurt / Comfort 💕

Love hurt/comfort? Me too! 30 amazing authors have come together to give you a spectacular hurt/comfort collection of MM romance. Ebooks, audio, sales, and more!

My contribution is Buchanan House, a bisexual MM Romance with tons of H/C and opposites attract & set at a small LGBTQ beach resort! Read on for a little behind-the-scenes info!

https://books.bookfunnel.com/hurt_comfort/wz7fc8elss

Promotion runs from April 16-30th! Get Buchanan House for .99¢ through April 30th!

My book in the event is Buchanan House—the first book in my first-ever series! It made the USA Today Must-Read Romance list the year of its original release and I’m super proud of it, but it was almost a very different story.

I took a trip to Lincoln City in 2014 before starting a new job—a long weekend at the beach to get some writing done. While I walked on that lovely beach, I started thinking about setting a story at a beach resort. An Oregon-style beach resort. And originally the story was going to be a mystery!

That was scary because I’d never written a mystery, but I saw the opening scene so clearly, so I played around with it for the rest of the day. But then I decided I didn’t want an actual dead guy in the story. We have enough dead queers in literature without me adding to the total on the page.

So then I tried to think of a way to have a compelling mystery without a dead body—something I’m still working on by the way!

By the next day I’d explored enough of the surrounding area to know that I wanted the resort to be a happy and hopeful place, not somewhere people expected bodies to turn up. So, the Buchanan House series was born. Each of the main books in the timeline start with a funeral (and “funeral” is in quotes more than once, you’ll have to read the books to see what I mean) and end with a wedding. The two novellas outside the main timeline—Pride Weekend and Holiday Weekend—don’t have either, but both have HFN endings.

Check out an excerpt from Buchanan House below and don’t forget to visit the BookFunnel page for a peek at the other books. Click on the graphic or the link after the excerpt & happy reading! 💙

Nathan chose that moment to enter, in his pink robe with the ostrich-feather trim. He spoke quickly, almost dancing through the room and toward the aroma of coffee. “Good morning. You don’t mind I borrowed your robe? And this must be Tim. Lovely to meet you, sweetheart. Coffee, then business.” He flounced into the kitchen.

Eric and Tim watched him go. The silence in his wake stretched out a little too long for Eric, who was mortified by the thought Tim might believe the robe belonged to him.

“What’re you planning to do with the place?”

“Run a retreat—a camp. We’re going to call it Buchanan House.”

“You the Buchanans?”

“What? Us? No, not us…. Nathan and I, we’re friends.” Eric wasn’t sure why the air had suddenly evaporated from the room, but he didn’t like the feeling. “We bonded in middle school over the hand dryers in the bathroom. We both used them regularly to combat the effects of swirlies.”

Tim pursed his lips and nodded. He looked like he was trying not to laugh, or getting ready to peck his grandmother on the cheek. Thinking that sent a shiver down Eric’s back.

“It’s for James Buchanan.”

“The president?”

“Yep.” Eric still wasn’t sure how it would go over, but he tried to pretend he didn’t care. “The confirmed bachelor president with a very close male friend. This will be our own little melting pot.”

Tim watched him closely and, after a moment, nodded again.

Eric wasn’t sure what Tim made of all that, but he didn’t seem upset. Actually, he didn’t seem to have much emotion at all. A pang of jealousy stabbed through Eric’s chest. He’d give a lot to feel a little less for a change.

 

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?

Visit the Hurt/Comfort event to buy Buchanan House and any of the other incredible books through April 30th! Buchanan House is now available at all the usual retailers for .99¢ through April 30th!

💕 An IRL Happy Ending!💕

My latest book dropped this week, Velvet Cuffs, Kink Awakening: Book Three, so of course I spent a some time working on ways to let readers know about it. Since the tropes are second chance, a Dom who thought he understood his kink, and silk and lace, I needed to showcase the silk and lace.

I spent hours looking for pictures on several stock photo sites but none showed me photos of sexy men in lacy lingerie that I would consider using to promote Velvet Cuffs. As you can probably imagine, a lot of the searches turned up MF couples and women in all manner of leather and lace—and hey, I love kinky gals, but that’s not what I was looking for. 😉

So, naturally, I whined and moaned to everyone in my household about the lack of appropriate fetish pix I could use to promote my kinky book. My cats weren’t very helpful but my kid was. (She’s an adult so don’t @ me.)

During my searches, I’d found several photos of Etsy shops offering amazing lingerie for men—including gorgeous pictures that I would have grabbed in a hot second from any stock photo site. So, the kid suggested I contact a seller and ask to use one of their photos in exchange for sharing their link. I’d thought about that for a second or two but not seriously. She convinced me to give it a shot, and I’m so glad I did!

Out of all the shops, I was drawn to CarlWesley. The designs are gorgeous and the photos definitely made me want to hang around and look. I messaged the shop owner and he got back to me within minutes! He was very open to the idea, and he contacted the model to get his permission as well.

Needless to say, this story has a happy ending just like Velvet Cuffs. I’m able to use the lovely photo I had my eye on, and hopefully Wes and Erik will get a boost from it as well.

So, the question on my mind now is This or That? Leather or Lace?

Which do you prefer??

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Velvet Cuffs, Kink Awakenings: Book Three

Josh Keller never thought he’d host a wedding reception—his kink club is a place where he tends bar and chains willing men to the padded wall in his private room. He also never thought he’d see the love of his life again. When both happen on the same day his life will never be the same.

Pax Dupont never stopped loving Josh, not when they fought and broke up and not during the fifteen years they spent a thousand miles apart. Coming face-to-face with the man he left behind is a surprise, but learning Josh is part owner of the club intrigues Pax enough to share his own love of silk, lace, and domination.

Will Josh and Pax put past hurts behind them and admit their feelings still run hot, or will Pax’s desire to dominate Josh break them up for good?

Warnings: This book contains a brief scene of violence and a hero in peril, mentions of past abuse of a child, grief over the death of siblings, a man who loves the feel of silk and lace, and one who thought he understood his own kinky nature.

Buy at Amazon or read free on KU!

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💕 New Release ~ Velvet Cuffs, Kink Awakenings: Book Three!💕

It’s release day for the final book in my Kink Awakenings series!

I hope you love Josh and Pax as much as I do–they’re not like any other couple I’ve ever written before. All the angst you’d expect from me is there, along with a nice bit of kink and a surprise or two.

A few lovely blogs are hosting me for the Book Blitz and helping spread the word about the Rafflecopter giveaway in which you could win a $20USD Amazon gift card!

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If you’re active on Facebook, check me out at these reader groups & enter to win ebook copies of book two and more gift cards!

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Velvet Cuffs, Kink Awakenings: Book Three

Josh Keller never thought he’d host a wedding reception—his kink club is a place where he tends bar and chains willing men to the padded wall in his private room. He also never thought he’d see the love of his life again. When both happen on the same day his life will never be the same.

Pax Dupont never stopped loving Josh, not when they fought and broke up and not during the fifteen years they spent a thousand miles apart. Coming face-to-face with the man he left behind is a surprise, but learning Josh is part owner of the club intrigues Pax enough to share his own love of silk, lace, and domination.

Will Josh and Pax put past hurts behind them and admit their feelings still run hot, or will Pax’s desire to dominate Josh break them up for good?

Warnings: This book contains a brief scene of violence and a hero in peril, mentions of past abuse of a child, grief over the death of siblings, a man who loves the feel of silk and lace, and one who thought he understood his own kinky nature.

Buy at Amazon or read free on KU!

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Click here to subscribe to my newsletter and get your ebook copy of the kinky age gap romance Alcove One!

Another #RJMarchMadness snippet…

Hello Snippetteers & Happy Caturday!

Today I’m snipping from the first book in my Buchanan House series because it’s featured in a backlist event with some of my favorite authors! Stick around after the snip for details, there’s still time to enter. ❤

This is from the scene where our hero Eric watches Tim leave the ocean after surfing. At first Eric and BFF Nathan had watched Tim through binoculars, trying to figure out what the dark blob was bobbing between the waves. After Tim gets close enough so they can see it’s him, Nathan encourages Eric’s attraction to the hot handyman.

 

“Mm-mm-mmm. That is a tasty dish.” Nathan bumped his shoulder into Eric’s.

Before Eric could respond to Nathan’s teasing, Tim unzipped the top of his wetsuit. Eric stood, transfixed, as Tim peeled the top half from his body and let it hang around his waist like the bib on a pair of overalls. It was like watching a live-action ad for Men’s Fitness. Tim’s upper body was sculpted to lean perfection—he looked strong and athletic, but not bulky. His hair sent drops of water sliding down his chest, and Eric thought about licking the salt water from his warm skin, peeling the rest of the wetsuit away, and—

 

Thank you for reading!

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March Madness Competition!

One lucky March Madness winner will get a bundle of prizes including 3 x $5 gift cards, 8 x backlist ebooks, 2 x audio code, & a signed paperback!

Group 2 Authors are: NR Walker, L.C. Chase, Meredith Spies, C F White, Rachel Ember, Charley Descoteaux, Jacy Braegan, G.R. Lyons, Charlie Cochrane, Talia Carmichael, Selina Kray, Tal Bauer, and Ruby Moone

You can enter here: http://bit.ly/MMRJGp2

Starts – 11 March 00:00 GMT – ends 23 March 00:00 GMT – winner randomly selected on 23 March at 9:00 GMT

 

Buchanan House ~ USA Today Must-Read Romance!

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?

Amazon US     Amazon Universal Link

 

💕 March Madness Competition!💕

It’s March Madness time and that means a bunch of amazing authors have gotten together for a giveaway. This giveaway is so big it’s been broken up into several groups! One lucky winner will win a bundle of prizes including 3 x $5 gift cards, 8 x backlist ebooks, 2 x audio code, & a signed paperback!

Group 2 Authors are: NR Walker, L.C. Chase, Meredith Spies, C F White, Rachel Ember, Charley Descoteaux, Jacy Braegan, G.R. Lyons, Charlie Cochrane, Talia Carmichael, Selina Kray, Tal Bauer, and Ruby Moone

 

You can enter here: http://bit.ly/MMRJGp2

 

Starts – 11 March 00:00 GMT – ends 23 March 00:00 GMT – winner randomly selected on 23 March at 9:00 GMT

 

Buchanan House – USA Today Must-Read Romance!

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?

Read Buchanan House on Kindle Unlimited until 4/19,when it goes wide!

 

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An #RJMarchMadness snippet…

Hello Snippetteers & welcome to the weekend!

Today I’m snipping from the first book in my Buchanan House series because it’s featured in a backlist event with a ton of amazing authors! Stick around after the snip for details. 😉

This is from the scene where our hero Eric meets the love interest for the first time. Nathan is Eric’s BFF, and also the “he” at the beginning.

 

He leaned close and whispered in Eric’s ear, “Oh, em, gee. He can handyman me anytime.”

“Handyman isn’t a verb, Nathan.”

“It is in his case.” Nathan made a growling noise and winked. “But you saw him first, so hands off.”

“I didn’t say—”

“You never say. So I’m saying it for you.”

 

Thank you for reading!

You’re invited to the Rainbow Snippets Facebook group, to read more snippets of LGBTQIA+ fiction!

Click here to subscribe to my newsletter and get your free copy of the short coffeehouse romance Better Than New!

March Madness Competition!

One lucky March Madness winner will get a bundle of prizes including 3 x $5 gift cards, 8 x backlist ebooks, 2 x audio code, & a signed paperback!

Group 2 Authors are: NR Walker, L.C. Chase, Meredith Spies, C F White, Rachel Ember, Charley Descoteaux, Jacy Braegan, G.R. Lyons, Charlie Cochrane, Talia Carmichael, Selina Kray, Tal Bauer, and Ruby Moone

You can enter here: http://bit.ly/MMRJGp2

Starts – 11 March 00:00 GMT – ends 23 March 00:00 GMT – winner randomly selected on 23 March at 9:00 GMT

 

Buchanan House ~ USA Today Must-Read Romance!

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?

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A dreamy, half-faraway snippet…

Hello Snippetteers & welcome to the weekend! I hope you’re staying warm (or cool, whatever applies 😊).

This week I’m sharing another snip from Satin Sheets, Kink Awakenings: Book Two. Wes and Eoin are still in the speakeasy, and Eoin just asked what happened to make Wes wonder how kinksters figure out their fetishes. This snip is a little longer than 6 sentences for context and swoon-factor.

 

“Oh. Well. It was an ordinary thing so I’m not sure if it even qualifies.”

“A kink doesn’t have to be exotic. Some folx like to be spanked lightly with an open hand.” Eoin watched for any sign that was West’s kink but saw nothing to indicate it was. You’re baked, and deluded into thinking you can read his lovely mind. “Or it can be as simple as a blindfold or having your wrists held in place during sex.”

That’s it. Restricted movement.

West’s pupils dilated and the skin at his throat flushed a pretty pink. He got that dreamy half-faraway look in his dark eyes again too. For a moment Eoin was tempted to lean in and kiss those luscious full lips, but a heartbeat later he wondered if he was out of his mind.

 

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Satin Sheets, Kink Awakenings: Book Two

How do you know if you’re kinky?

Wes Roberts always thought his need for adventure was only a desire to see the world. After starting a job at a private kink club it becomes obvious he’s not as vanilla as he thought. Less surprising is his attraction to the tall flirty redhead he meets his first night.

Eoin McBride, former Army brat and self-described drifter, relies on his kink and the club that has become his home. Eoin is stunned when the lovely younger man returns his interest. But that’s nothing compared to how he feels when Wes approaches him for guidance in the exploration of his new-found interest in bondage.

If Eoin can stick around he just might be the perfect man to help Wes discover his kink, and maybe even find the love they both crave.

Warnings: this book contains sexually explicit scenes, depictions of the effects of PTSD, descriptions of injuries sustained while in the military, legal drug use, off-page death of a minor character, and the scattering of ashes without a permit.

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A questioning snippet…

Hello Snippetteers & Happy Valentine’s Day Weekend! ❤

This week I’m snippetting from my new release, Satin Sheets, Kink Awakenings: Book Two. The series follows men who don’t know they’re kinky through a sexy discovery phase and to their HEAs. Satin Sheets is an angsty and steamy Romance with age gap and a large dose of hurt/comfort.

This is from a scene in Eoin’s POV. He and Wes are in the cannabis speakeasy in the club, and Wes has just asked how someone figures out that they’re kinky.

 

“What seems to work for most people I’ve talked to is to explore what makes you happy, the things that give you peace. It’s not always about sex but it can be. When you have a feeling that something is speaking to you, slow down and listen. You might be surprised by what you learn about yourself. I was. I never expected that I’d get such deep satisfaction from giving another person what they need to be happy, to find peace, even if only for a little while.”

I’m such a lightweight. Two hits and I’m a kinky philosopher.

 

Thank you for reading!

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Click here to subscribe to my newsletter and get your copy of an exclusive short story in the Kink Awakenings series!

 

Satin Sheets, Kink Awakenings: Book Two

How do you know if you’re kinky?

Wes Roberts always thought his need for adventure was only a desire to see the world. After starting a job at a private kink club it becomes obvious he’s not as vanilla as he thought. Less surprising is his attraction to the tall flirty redhead he meets his first night.

Eoin McBride, former Army brat and self-described drifter, relies on his kink and the club that has become his home. Eoin is stunned when the lovely younger man returns his interest. But that’s nothing compared to how he feels when Wes approaches him for guidance in the exploration of his new-found interest in bondage.

If Eoin can stick around he just might be the perfect man to help Wes discover his kink, and maybe even find the love they both crave.

Warnings: this book contains sexually explicit scenes, depictions of the effects of PTSD, descriptions of injuries sustained while in the military, legal drug use, off-page death of a minor character, and the scattering of ashes without a permit.

Amazon US     Amazon Universal Link