Thursday, December 27, 2012

Wanna win a copy of Analyzing Emory?

Chris over at Stumbling Over Chaos is graciously running an ebook giveaway contest for Analyzing Emory. All you have to do is comment on the contest post to be in the running. Contest runs through January 3!

Chris runs a TON a fantastic ebook giveaways, so be sure to check out her site!

Also, you can read the first chapter of Analyzing Emory HERE

Finally, I had a really bad day at work today. Like, a new hell dimension type of bad day. I was completely unamused that my first day bak after the holidays was such a complete and utter s**t storm, but I survived... (only a little scathed). 

After my heinous day, I needed something to cheer me up:

Yup. Feeling better already. 

I've been totally obsessed with White Collar lately. I had never really watched it until recently, but I've simply devoured the seasons on Netflix. The show is smart and funny and I enjoy the characters, but I'm not ashamed to say even if it sucked, I might watch it anyways just so I could stare at Matt Bomer. I mean, seriously? Can you blame me?


Thursday, December 20, 2012

When you were Christmas shopping, did you remember to get a little something for yourself?


Have no fear! Dreamspinner is having a huge sale for the holidays! All titles are 25% from December 20-25. Stop on by and treat yourself to some yummy, man-on-man romantic goodness. :)

Also, a very special announcement regarding the paperback edition of Analyzing Emory. The first 20 copies purchased through Dreamspinner Press will be autographed by yours truly! And now you can even get it on sale!

The count down is  officially on, folks! 15 days and counting until Analyzing Emory is released!!



Jake says Merry Christmas. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

When news is so good you snort coffee out your nose

....well, almost. :)

So, I was taking a brief break at work this morning to sit back, take a large sip of my jumbo coffee, and check my personal email on my phone. I came close to snorting coffee out my nose and all over my computer and desk when I read an email from the lovely folks at DSP saying Analyzing Emory was up on the site and available for pre-order. Then I had a holy shit moment because it all just became incredibly more real than it had all seemed only moments before.

My. First. Novel. Is. Available. For Pre-order. O.M.G.

Because I was at the office, and couldn't quite run screaming up and down the hallways (What can I say? I need the paycheck!), I settled for one of these in my chair:

I've always been unfailingly impatient, so I'm not quite sure how I'll survive the next month, but I'm sure I'll manage somehow. Now, please excuse me while I go back to dancing like a complete and utter dorky spaz in the privacy of my own living room. :D


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Analyzing Emory-- Out January 4th!!!

It's right around the corner! My first novel, Analyzing Emory, will come out January 4th from Dreamspinner Press. SQUEE!!!

When a family friend offers him the job of resident psychologist at Chicago’s GLBT Center, Kyle Michelson jumps at the chance to reinvigorate his career, move on from his recent breakup, and get his life back on track. Kyle hopes returning to the familiar territory of his hometown will do him good, but meeting Emory Brenner at a club changes everything.

Anything but familiar, Emory leaves Kyle breathless from the start. There’s just one problem: Kyle wants more than a one-night stand, Emory doesn’t do relationships, and neither man can resist the other. Luckily for Emory, he never has to see Kyle again. Or so Emory thinks until he runs into him while volunteering at the GLBT Center.

Kyle makes Emory want things he never thought he could have and chips away at secrets Emory has kept locked away for years. On the surface, Emory’s recovered from his past: he has a job at a record store and a roof over his head. But putting his trust in another person, having a relationship, means opening himself to more pain—and that is a risk he can’t take.

There were a lot of times I didn't think this novel would ever get finished. I owe a big thanks to a very dear friend for always lending the encouragement and support I needed to keep plugging away at it. I'm really proud of this story and I'm so excited to finally be able to share it. I also have to send a shout-out to the wonderful folks over at Dreamspinner who've just been exceptional throughout this process. And the biggest thank you ever to L.C. Chase for the beautiful cover!!


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Free reads and cover art input

Greetings! Hope you are all having a lovely weekend.

So, both of my short stories published with Torquere Press back in 2010 have been out of print for a while now, and I've just sort of been sitting on them, not sure what to do. All the rights are transferred back to me, so really, I can do anything I want with them. I thought fleetingly of either subbing to another publisher or even self-publishing on ARe, or Amazon. But in the end, I decided I'd much rather just offer them up as free reads on my blog.

So, my first ever published work, Forces of Nature, can be found here. It's about best friends, Evan and Drew, getting a little help from Mother Nature admitting their true feelings for each other.

In Just a Summer Fling, a beautiful surfer named Chris helps Ryan, who's just been dumped by his boyfriend, get some of his self-confidence back while he's on vacation. Fling can be found here.

Just a Summer Fling was also just reviewed over at Joyfully Jay as part of their Young Love Week. Not Familiar with the Joyfully Jay blog? Take a gander:

Last week I supplied the Dreamspinner art department with input on what I would like to see for the cover of Analyzing Emory. When I started to fill out the information--What do the MCs look like? Do you want a drawn cover or one using stock photography? What's the tone of the story? Etc.--everything just started to feel so real. It's really happening! It wasn't some sort of April Fools joke in September. They're really publishing my book and they're even going to make a pretty cover for it! The editing process hasn't begun yet, and I'm sure I'll moan and groan through it, but that part excites me as well, because it means the book is just getting that much closer to being finished and ready to be shared with everyone. Early 2013 can't come fast enough!


Friday, September 14, 2012

Fell into a black hole for a while... but I'm back, and have BIG news!!

Hello one and all!

So, I've done what no writer with a blog should do. I haven't posted in a year. *Hides head in shame.* The last year has been an insanely crazy busy one. After deciding to make a relatively substantial career change, I got a new job, packed up everything I owned, left Boston where I had been living for over six years, and moved to the DC metro area.

Life is ducky, but with all that job searching, and packing, and moving, and unpacking, and getting settled in a new state in a new job, I found I didn't have much time for writing. But little by little, I managed to chip away at the novel I had been working on, and I am pleased as punch to report I just signed a contract with Dreamspinner Press! Analyzing Emory will be published sometime in early 2013. *Does a super happy dance.*

Here's what it's about:

Kyle is a psychologist who moves back to Chicago to take a job working at the GLBT Center run by a family friend. Recently out of a long-term relationship, Kyle needed to leave New York to get his life back on track. It's great being back in the town where he grew up and went to college. Everything is familiar. What Kyle didn't expect was Emory. Emory is difficult, and challenging, and doesn't want anything to do with the word "relationship." But Kyle doesn't want to give up on the enigmatic man who from their first meeting at a club took his breath away.

Emory has a lot of demons and a past he won't talk about. He goes out, has sex, and never gets attached. Period. But after spending the night with Kyle, he wasn't at all prepared to deal with how Kyle made him feel... like maybe he wanted more than a one-night-stand. When Kyle and Emory run into each other again at the GLBT Center and their lives begin to intertwine, they'll both find they each have a lot to learn, and maybe what they both need is each other.

I'm thrilled to be back and look for more updates in the near future!