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Want to be seduced by a sexy gay vampire?


 

Several years ago I published a paranormal short story with Torquere that’s now been out of print for a couple of years. (It was called City of Counts for the 10 people who read it, heh.) It was fun to dip my toe into the vampire genre, so I’ve revived it as a FREE download. Hope you enjoy this erotic M/M story!

Taste of Midnight_2Can a vampire give him a new lease on life?

Stephen Lewis’s days are as predictable and boring as the tax law he practices. That is until he meets Xavier Dumont, a mysterious and dead sexy younger man. After having his heart broken by his long-time lover, Stephen is going through the motions and burying himself in his work instead of following his dreams. But if Xavier has his way, Stephen will seize the day—and the night.

Download A Taste of Midnight FREE from:

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These sexy tennis players are getting action OFF the court!


 

I’m over at Loose Id’s blog this week talking about the inspiration for my very first book, Love Match. Hard to believe I wrote it nine years ago!

 

The only thing on Luke Rossovich’s mind is winning pro tennis tournaments. That is, until the day Jesse McAllister shows up in the locker room. Luke can’t get the young blond out of his head, and soon they team up on the doubles court. Before Luke knows it, he’s letting Jesse into his bed — and his heart.

Jesse doesn’t see why they have to hide who they are from the world, but Luke has been in the closet for years. He’s a household name with millions in endorsements to think about — no way is he going to admit to being gay. But as his secret relationship with Jesse deepens, the rules of the game Luke’s played so well suddenly seem to be changing…


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Get hot for teacher!


 

Welcome to Cathia University, where school is in session! Nine of today’s hottest gay romance authors have crafted brand-new interrelated novellas celebrating everything wonderful about college, with over 200,000 words featuring sophisticated professors, sexy teaching assistants, ambitious grad students, and spirited undergraduates, all looking for the same thing: an A+ in true love.

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Annabeth Albert: Winning Bracket

Cassandra Carr: The Eloquent Jock

Dalton Diaz: Lesson Learned

Mia Downing: Switching Leads

Whitley Gray: Artistic Endeavor

Bianca Sommerland: Solid Education

KyAnn Waters: Private Lessons

LA Witt: Did Somebody Order a Pizza?

Sara York: The Dust Of Everyday Life

The Campus Cravings male/male bundle will release on August 25. Don’t miss out! Add Campus Cravings to your Goodreads to-be-read-list here.

Surrender to these military men!


 

I’m thrilled to be part of Unconditional Surrender, an M/M military men bundle featuring 15 novellas from bestselling authors including Cat Grant, L.A. Witt, Brit Blaise and Cassandra Carr.

Cover Reveal!

Check out the gorgeous cover from L.C. Chase:

Unconditional Surrender

This box set will be released October 2014. More details to come!

Actor “petrified” to play a gay character? In 2014?


 

I felt like I’d stepped into the wayback machine when I saw Brendan Fehr’s interview about playing a gay character and kissing Luke Macfarlane on The Night Shift.

“In Episode 106, my boyfriend comes and I don’t like kissing guys, it doesn’t do anything for me. It’s really uncomfortable, but you gotta get past that, his story is bigger than that. The emotion behind that is so much bigger that that. I was scared, petrified in a lot of ways, but I wanted to push myself and see if I could do it.”

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Oh yes, it’s such a HUGE challenge to kiss another human being. As an actor, whether part of your role “does anything” for you really isn’t relevant. It’s so tiresome in 2014 to still hear about how uncomfortable straight actors are playing gay characters. No one talks to Matt Bomer about what a struggle it is for him to kiss women on White Collar. There are so many better actors who could have played this role.

Also, Luke Macfarlane is too good for this.

Have you signed up for your chance to win free ebooks?


 

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In each edition I also feature books from other gay romance authors, news and discussion from the world of M/M romance.

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When two young Amish men find love, will they risk losing everything?


 

I’m thrilled to announce the launch date for A Forbidden Rumspringa, my new M/M Amish romance! It’ll be available September 3, 2014, at Amazon, All Romance Ebooks and other online booksellers.

Photo credit: keebosr / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

Photo credit: keebosr / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

Meet Isaac and David

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?

More coming soon! A Forbidden Rumspringa: available September 3, 2014

What’s your fave gay movie kiss?


 

I’m a sucker for a great kiss. The other day over too many cocktails, a friend and I were discussing great moments in M/M onscreen kisses, and it got me to thinking about which movie or TV kiss is my very favourite if I had to pick. Surprisingly enough, the kiss that jumped to mind is from a movie I’ve never even seen: No Night is Too Long. (The only reason I haven’t watched it is because it sounds incredibly depressing, and I’m rarely in the mood.)

But this kiss? This kiss is not depressing. It is spectacular. Oh, the longing. Not to mention the eye fucking! It’s intense and tender at the same time, and makes my knees weak.

Okay, I’ve shown you mine. What’s your fave movie/TV gay kiss?

Is it possible to perfect the writing process?


 

Is it possible to perfect the writing process? I don’t know, but I’m giving it my best shot! Leta Blake tagged me on Facebook for the Writing Process Blog Hop, so here goes nothing.

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1. What am I working on?

Right now I’m writing a contemporary novella for an M/M military men box set coming this fall with fellow authors including Cat Grant, SE Jakes and Aleksandr Voinov. In my story, tentatively called Arctic Fire, an army captain scarred from Afghanistan reluctantly goes to the far north on a fact-finding mission — and discovers more than he bargained for in the Canadian Ranger sergeant who leads him on patrol in the forbidding and dangerous arctic wild.

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?

That’s an interesting question. Not to mention a tough question! With every book I write, I try to tell a unique and compelling story, and create characters readers will remember. But I think every author has a similar goal, so I can’t say I really differ in that respect. I’ll just be honest here and say I don’t know. All I know is that I try to write the best damn book I can every time.

3. Why do I write what I do?

That’s an easy one! Because I love two men together. I was involved in writing and reading slash fanfic for years, and when it came time to write my first book in 2006, Love Match, it seemed only natural to write a love story between two men. While I read books of all genres, gay romance remains my favorite to write. It gets my pulse racing and my fingers flying on the keyboard.

4. How does your writing process work?

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That’s about it in a nutshell! But to break down my process in greater detail:

a) I write full time from home, and I start by seven or eight a.m. (Okay, some days it’s nine.) I write for a few hours, and then go to the gym for a lunchtime yoga or dance class. Then come home for shower and lunch, and back to it until seven or eight p.m.

b) I don’t listen to music, although I have my trusty white noise machine running if my neighbour’s shih-poo is in a particularly barky mood.

c) I usually do a three-act outline when I start a new book, with varying degrees of success. (Sometimes the characters are very stubborn!) But I find I can only do so much planning, and that the story unfolds on its own as I write. I can’t plot out every story beat ahead of time. But once I get into the characters’ heads, they come alive, and so does the book.

At the end of the day, the vital part of my writing process is to sit down, shut up, and do the damn work. Write the words, and the rest falls into place.

What’s your writing process?

Tennis fever takes hold early this summer!


 

While I always watch the French Open, it’s not usually until Wimbledon that I get really fired up about the tennis season. In fact it was during Wimbledon in 2005 that I was inspired to write my first book about two closeted gay tennis players, Love Match.

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Is that a tennis ball in your pocket, or are you… Oh. It’s a tennis ball.

Oh Canada!

But this year Roland Garros has been very good to Canadian tennis fans, with Milos Raonic becoming the first Canadian man in the open era into the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament, and Eugenie Bouchard the first Canadian woman to the quarters at Roland Garros since Helen Kelesi in 1989.

I’ll be glued to the screen on Tuesday when Milos and Genie play their matches. In the meantime, a new plot bunny about a scorching romance between a player and tour trainer (physical therapists who come on court to give aid if a player is injured) is nibbling my brain…

Are you watching tennis this week? Who are you rooting for?