Tuesday, January 3, 2017

First 2017 Post and Update on My Writing

Happy New Year.

I am sure by now most have heard about the debacle that was All Romance eBooks. I don’t know a single publisher willing to take her ten cents deal. I self-published a few free titles on there, but as a self-publisher, I am not owed any money. Through various publishers, I am though. I am, understandably, not optimistic.

I think Ellora’s Cave is officially gone now. They no longer have books listed on their site. Mine are gone too. Unfortunately they appear, at present, to be still available at Amazon. Maybe others. I haven’t checked. For your reference the titles there are Perfect Man, Trust, Another Chance, Stone of Wrath, and Wanting Sam.

Please don’t buy them on Amazon. I haven’t actually gotten paid any money from EC for over a year. They probably owe me a few hundred at this point, not too much, since the books were released years ago, but even still. I anticipate them coming down from there at some point also.
Supposedly I have the rights now, though I never got anything “official” from EC and I know I am not the only one. I am very proud of those books, especially Perfect Man, Trust and Another Chance. But in all honesty, I doubt they will ever see the light of day again. Hopefully you have a copy of those stories somewhere
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I’m not really much into self-publishing to begin with. I still have some titles I got the rights back for with Amber Quill, and I have done exactly squat with a lot of them. I’m not sure I ever will. But I know for sure my old EC titles are dead and buried. Done.

Sad.

As for all the rest, I can honestly say I have no idea if I will continue writing in 2017. I really loved my last release with Loose Id, California Dreaming, and thought it was a great story, but it didn’t sell very well, to be honest and I can’t deny I am extremely disappointed by that.

While I am still re-releasing some work with JMS Books and my experience there has been really positive, with all the unstableness in the industry and the stress it’s caused in me, I really am not sure where that leaves me. We shall see.            

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Last 2016

This is  my last post for 2016. Who knows what can be expected for 2017.

I wish you a happy and joyous holiday. Happy New Year

Saturday, December 10, 2016

The Gift of Casey is Released



The Gift of Casey is now available! It's also on sale at JMS Books for $2.39, 20% off and now at JMS Books you earn reward points good toward future purchases. I hope to have several releases at JMS Books in 2017 so get your reward points now!

If you prefer, it is also available at Amazon.

I hope you enjoy my little story of holiday love between Casey and George.


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Available for Pre-Order, my holiday short, The Gift of Casey


The Gift of Casey is available for pre-order now: The Gift of Casey  
Get yours while it's discounted!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Cover for The Gift of Casey coming December 10, 2016

Here is my fabulous cover for my upcoming Christmas short story, The Gift of Casey, coming December 10, 2016.

How great is that?

And here's the blurb:

Casey Mackenzie unexpectedly finds himself in need of a “boyfriend” for his Thanksgiving dinner. For several months, Casey has been putting off family questions and invites with talk of his boyfriend “George”. Only now they actually expect to meet George at the holiday dinner.

George Accardo is Casey’s sexy neighbor who also happens to be an actor Casey once had a rather drunken rendezvous with. Casey has avoided George ever since. Until now.

Casey offers George fifty bucks to pretend to be his boyfriend for the duration of the Thanksgiving dinner. George has been intrigued by Casey since their first meeting but gave him space when Casey freaked. He accepts the job though Casey assures him intends for them to “break up” before Christmas.

Casey finds himself still charmed by George as Christmas approaches.

Maybe this Christmas, love will be real and George’s gift will be Casey.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

California Dreaming - New Release from Loose ID



California Dreaming is now available to buy.
From ARe
From AMZ

Please note, though on their own website, Loose Id says Flings are under 20,000 words, they have decided to designate this story as a "fling" for pricing purposes. However, again based on current information on their site, at 24,000 words, it should be a novella. Ah, well, I just write 'em!  

Below is the blurb from Loose Id.

You can never go home again. But Michael “Mick” Lawler is doing just that after an absence of ten years. Mick left California when his first love, Joe, chose his twin sister, Raine, over him. Joe and Raine married and a broken-hearted. Mick left behind everything he’d ever known.

Settling first in Chicago, Mick met his sexy as sin fellow lawyer, Zach Covington. When Zach left Chicago for sunny Florida, Mick went with his best friend. Life is great. He has a good job, a nice apartment, and Zach close by. Sure, Mick is in love with seemingly unobtainable player, Zach, but just having Zach in his life is enough. Or so Mick thinks.

When Raine calls one night to tell him Joe is dead, she begs her brother to come back to California. Mick agrees to return but he’s not going alone. Zach insists on going. Once there, Mick has to deal with his grieving twin, his estranged parents, and his newfound, sudden sexual relationship with Zach. But Raine and his parents have a request of Mick…move back to California permanently. Sounds great. But there’s Zach. Can he really leave the man who holds his heart behind for some California Dreaming? 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Covers to Love Part 2

As promised here is my fabulous cover for California Dreaming. I am so excited for this release and I just adore this cover.


This fabulous cover was done by Natasha Snow, who also did Car Wash's cover.

Covers to Love Part 1

Sometimes covers come along that I just love. Two of my recent covers are those covers. I've seen the cover for California Dreaming and I love it. As soon as I have the final version I will post it.

But in the mean time I got the cover for my upcoming re-release of Can't Be His and I just adore it. It's what the cover should have been the first time. It fits the story so well. I had to post it here.


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Gift of Casey Coming in December 2016


Over there on the side bar you'll notice I have added another "Coming Soon" story.
I got my holiday story finished and submitted to JMS Books and was offered a contract with the story coming out in December just in time for the holidays. It's called The Gift of Casey. This will be my third and final "new" release coming out this year. California Dreaming comes November 01, 2016 from Loose Id.

Here's my blurb:

Casey Mackenzie unexpectedly finds himself in need of a “boyfriend” for his friends and family’s Thanksgiving dinner. Over the past several months, Casey has been putting off family events and questions with talk of his boyfriend “George”. Only now they actually expect to meet George at the holiday dinner.
 
George Accardo is Casey’s sexy neighbor who also happens to be an actor as well as a guy Casey once gave a rather drunken blowjob to. Embarrassed by his behavior, Casey has avoided George ever since. Until now.
 
Casey offers George fifty bucks to pretend to be his boyfriend for the duration of the Thanksgiving dinner. George has been intrigued by Casey since their first meeting but gave him the space he apparently needed. He accepts the job that Casey assures him is a one-time thing. He intends to tell his family and friends that he and George broke up before Christmas.
 
But Casey is as charmed by George as his family is and soon he finds himself spending more time with George than he had ever intended. And George doesn’t want to break up before Christmas. Or at all.
 
Maybe this Christmas, love will be real and George’s gift will be Casey.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Story Plans

I'm attempting to write a Christmas story. We'll see if I make it. It has to be done and in prior to September 30th in order to make it into JMS Books for consideration. I have no title for it and probably won't until I know I actually got it done.

Once that's done, I'm not sure if I will write anything else this year. I'd like to get some work done for 2017 but this has been a full year for me of re-releases and even a couple of new works like Restaurant Wars, California Dreaming, and the possible Christmas story.

So we'll see. The market is pretty saturated and I've seen a few authors recently announce they were quitting. I'm not ready to do that, but I have to admit today's market is tough to navigate. So, we'll see what happens.