“Isaac and David’s story is the ultimate in forbidden romances”


 

5 stars for A Forbidden Rumspringa from 3 Chicks After Dark:

The ending of this book is probably my favorite due to the emotional complexity. It’s painful yet joyous, and I was pretty conflicted while reading it. I wanted it to end so I would know what happened, but at the same time I didn’t want it to ever end. Andrews doesn’t take it easy on us either, literally waiting until the last minute to bring some closure to the issues and questions at hand. I’m warning you now – there will be tears. Tears of sorrow, tears of joy…so many tears. Each and every one of them worth it to take this journey with Isaac and David.

Buy now:
All Romance eBooks | Amazon | Barnes and Noble
iTunes | Kobo | Smashwords

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on RedditDigg this

5 stars for this gay Amish romance: “Two men risk everything for love”


 

5 stars for A Forbidden Rumspringa from The Novel Approach:

The development of the characters and storylines was incredibly well done. Both Isaac and David had such rich backstories; it was beautiful to see how each of their families and all of their experiences made up the fabric of their lives, and had such a huge impact on the men they were becoming and on every decision they made along the way throughout the book.

Buy now:
All Romance eBooks | Amazon | Barnes and Noble
iTunes | Kobo | Smashwords

 

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on RedditDigg this

Yummy scene featuring friends to lovers


 

Favourite Things Friday:

Mmm, friends to lovers. Yum.

Have you seen this movie, The War Boys? I’m sure it all ends tragically. Le sigh.

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on RedditDigg this

5 stars for this “heartfelt” gay Amish romance


 

5 stars for A Forbidden Rumspringa from Smut Book Club:

I went into this intrigued by the blurb and with no idea what to expect. What I got was a heartfelt, sometimes heartbreaking, often hot tale of two men who literally have everything going against them. It’s a beautiful start to a series I will definitely be reading more of. Highly recommended.

Buy now:
All Romance eBooks | Amazon | Barnes and Noble
iTunes | Kobo | Smashwords

 

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on RedditDigg this

Adventures in Amazon algorithms


 

A couple of weeks ago I blogged about my gay Amish romance ending up on the inspirational romance and Christian books and bibles bestseller lists. I removed the word “Amish” from the product tags. But lo and behold, the book was still showing up in the Christian categories. So I emailed Amazon.

The first rep explained:

The category “Books > Christian Books & Bibles > Literature & Fiction > Romance > Amish” was added automatically because you had added “Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Inspirational > Amish” in the Kindle store. Books categories will be added automatically according to the category that you select from the Kindle store.

The only problem is that I didn’t add that category. Nope! So I contacted them again. Rep #2 replied:

I’ve checked and can see that the category Books > Christian Books & Bibles > Literature & Fiction > Romance > Amish was added automatically because you initially had a keyword or tag as ‘Amish’.

When you add certain keywords or tags, your book would be listed in certain sub-categories automatically depending upon the keyword. In this case, as you used Amish as a tag and as it is a keyword for Romance > Amish, the above category was automatically added.

By the way, both reps were very nice, and the responses to my queries were prompt. So, even though I’d deleted the tag “Amish,” the system was still wanting to use it. I was told that they’d remove the categories and it could take 72 hours. That timeline has now passed, and as you can see, I’m still rocking the Christian charts as of Sunday, Sept 7.

image

Not that I have anything against Christian books and bibles, or inspirational romance, but for those readers:

star-wars-obi-wan-arent-droids-youre-looking-for

I don’t want to upset customers, and I want to reach my target audience. So far I haven’t had any outraged reviews from readers who expected an inspirational romance, so maybe I should just make it my goal to be on the gay erotica and Christian books and bibles charts simultaneously for as long as possible! :D

Have you had any adventures with Amazon that you’d like to share? Let me know!

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on RedditDigg this

“Just fucking go buy it. Read it. Do it. Five goddamned fucking stars.”


 

On Friday night, Heidi Cullinan, a fabulous author I respect and admire — and fangirl –  made my life year by reading my new gay Amish romance and tweeting about it. A sampling:

After Heidi’s religious experience, she also blogged about it, giving A Forbidden Rumspringa five stars. Or should I say five goddamned fucking stars:

I’ve been seeing this book around, and I gotta tell you, I was saying no. Because I could think of eight million ways this setup could go horribly, terribly wrong… I will stand here now, hat in hand and say, not a single fear was realized. Not one.

It is full of research and respect and knowledge and FULL understanding. It is not over-angsted. It is fucking hot, while not being gauche given the subject matter. It ends happily, but I swear to god, at 93 fucking percent complete, I still wasn’t sure. I really, really worried. I couldn’t imagine how. And when it was done, I exhaled with those best of breaths. The ones where you know everything is okay, and you made it, they made it, EVERYBODY FUCKING MADE IT and the sun will come up tomorrow, and two boys will be happily snuggled in a corner of it somewhere.

I’ll just be over here alternating between:

Kristen-Bell-Blushing-OMG-Gifkermit-flail

Buy now:
All Romance eBooks | Amazon | Barnes and Noble
iTunes | Kobo | Smashwords

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on RedditDigg this

This ain’t your grandma’s Amish romance!


 

As you may or may not be aware, there’s a huge market for sweet and “inspirational” m/f Amish romance by authors such as Beverly Lewis. The m/m Amish romance genre has been mostly nonexistent aside from a few books over the years, and I’m excited to release A Forbidden Rumspringa, the first novel in a new series about Isaac and David, two young Amish men.

One of the most frequent questions I’ve been asked about this book is whether or not it’s inspirational (i.e. Christian). It is not. While religion plays an important part in the characters’ lives, there’s no religious messaging in the story. And there is most definitely sex.

–>Read the rest of the post and enter to win a FREE ebook at Boys in Our Books!

Buy now:
All Romance eBooks | Amazon | Barnes and Noble
iTunes | Kobo | Smashwords


a-forbidden-rumspringa-web-copyWhen two young Amish men find love, will they risk losing everything?

In a world where every detail of life—down to the width of a hat brim—is dictated by God and the all-powerful rules of the community, two men dare to imagine a different way. At 18, Isaac Byler knows little outside the strict Amish settlement of Zebulon, Minnesota, where there is no rumspringa for exploration beyond the boundaries of their insular world. Isaac knows he’ll have to officially join the church and find a wife before too long, but he yearns for something else—something he can’t name.

Dark tragedy has left carpenter David Lantz alone to support his mother and sisters, and he can’t put off joining the church any longer. But when he takes on Isaac as an apprentice, their attraction grows amid the sweat and sawdust. David shares his sinful secrets, and he and Isaac struggle to reconcile their shocking desires with their commitment to faith, family and community.

Now that they’ve found each other, are they willing to lose it all?

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on RedditDigg this

“If you only read one romance novel this year, make it A Forbidden Rumspringa”


 

I’m With Geek raves about A Forbidden Rumspringa:

A Forbidden Rumspringa is the first novel in an upcoming series, and on the strength of this book alone, the series is sure to be a must-read. It is a novel that, despite a reader’s opinions on the romance genre or on m/m romance, is so stunningly written that it simply demands to be read. If you only read one romance novel this year, make it A Forbidden Rumspringa. It is a book that leaves a lasting impression, and one that does not disappoint.

Buy now:
All Romance eBooks | Amazon | Barnes and Noble
iTunes | Kobo | Smashwords

 

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on RedditDigg this

Rave review for gay Amish romance: “As things heated up, I couldn’t read fast enough”


 

4.75 stars from Joyfully Jay for A Forbidden Rumspringa:

Oh, this was really such a wonderful story, I loved every minute of it. Andrews gives us a window into Isaac and David’s world that really illuminates the Amish community in which they live. The research and time she put into this are evident, and there are great details about daily life and their religious beliefs that make it all come alive and feel grounded in reality. Andrews really succeeds here giving us a nice balance between respecting the Amish beliefs and highlighting the conflicts for these young men.

Buy now:
All Romance eBooks | Amazon | Barnes and Noble
iTunes | Kobo

 

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on RedditDigg this

Save 30% until Sept 1 on this gay Amish romance!


 

All Romance eBooks is having a Labor Day Weekend sale! Now through September 1 get 30% off ebooks — including my new M/M Amish romance!

Pre-order A Forbidden Rumspringa now and save!

a-forbidden-rumspringa-web-copyWhen two young Amish men find love, will they risk losing everything?

In a world where every detail of life—down to the width of a hat brim—is dictated by God and the all-powerful rules of the community, two men dare to imagine a different way. At 18, Isaac Byler knows little outside the strict Amish settlement of Zebulon, Minnesota, where there is no rumspringa for exploration beyond the boundaries of their insular world. Isaac knows he’ll have to officially join the church and find a wife before too long, but he yearns for something else—something he can’t name.

Dark tragedy has left carpenter David Lantz alone to support his mother and sisters, and he can’t put off joining the church any longer. But when he takes on Isaac as an apprentice, their attraction grows amid the sweat and sawdust. David shares his sinful secrets, and he and Isaac struggle to reconcile their shocking desires with their commitment to faith, family and community.

Now that they’ve found each other, are they willing to lose it all?

Find out September 3, 2014!

 

 

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on RedditDigg this