Thursday, November 20, 2014

I am speechless. This post is going to be long!

The Goodreads MM Romance Group nominations for best books of 2014 are out, and...holy crap. I'm blown away! I've probably miscounted, since I ran out of fingers and toes, but I think it's 33 nominations all up! 

So thanks to everyone who nominated me, and thanks to my awesome co-writers, JA Rock & Heidi Belleau, and thanks especially to everyone who read something I wrote this year! 

And here are my nominations: 

Woot!

When All the World Sleeps
Another Man's Treasure
Sweetwater

The Boy Who Belonged
Mark Cooper versus America
When All the World Sleeps 

Another Man's Treasure
Mark Cooper versus America
When All the World Sleeps

When All the World Sleeps

Mark Cooper versus America
Brandon Mills versus the V-Card
Another Man's Treasure
Bliss
King of Dublin
Another Man's Treasure
When All the World Sleeps
Sweetwater
Another Man's Treasure
Bliss
Brandon Mills versus the V-Card
The Dreams You Made in the Dirt
The Boy Who Belonged
Bliss

Sweetwater
The Dreams You Made in the Dirt
Brandon Mills versus the V-Card
The Dreams You Made in the Dirt
The Dreams You Made in the Dirt
Mark Cooper versus America
Brandon Mills versus the V-Card

Wow. That is just insane, right? And just about the best end to the year that I could hope for! 





Monday, November 10, 2014

Back home, and back to work!

Well, I’m back from GRL. Okay, I know everyone’s probably already finished talking about GRL since they all got home ages ago, but I only got home last week. If I had to fly halfway around the world to go to GRL, I was taking some extra time to see some of the US while I was at it.

I met some wonderful people at GRL, way too numerous to mention here. Seriously, I’m not mentioning names because I know that I’ll leave someone out. A special shout out has to go to JA Rock and Lori Toland, my roomies. And, of course, my favourite roomie - the professor. OMG, look at that face: 



It was fantastic to meet all those people I’ve only ever met online before – the readers, the bloggers, and the other writers who make the MM community a great place to be.

I had quite a few fangirl moments, and was totally gobsmacked when some people had them in relation to me. In fact, I think  I’m still gobsmacked about that. To me, writing is something that happens at odd hours of the night when I’m in my pyjamas and rocking out to eighties music. The idea that it someone produces real books, let alone real fans, is still incredible to me.

So thankyou to everyone I met, and, if I somehow managed to miss you, I’m going to try very hard to make San Diego.

Meanwhile, while I took the month off from blogging because I was having too much fun, Brandon Mills versus the V-Card happened. JA Rock and I are writing the third book in the series now – Liam McDermott versus Authority. It’s a return to the kink of the first book, and maybe a little more angst. Let’s just say Liam has some issues.



JA and I are also working on another book in the Boy series – it’s time to revisit Lane and Derek, and Brin and Ferg and, naturally, Mr. Zimmerman. While I don’t want to give away any spoilers at this point, I just want to say that Mr. Zimmerman is going to get soul mate. And, in other Boy news, The Boy Who Belonged is now available in paperback. Also included in the paperback is the Brin-centric short story, The Naughty Boy. Yay!



It’s the season of short stories, apparently. JA and I have one coming out in December, Fall on Your Knees. It’s M/M/m, and a part of Loose Id’s Rated XXXmas anthology, which is so far scheduled for release on December 16.   And it’s a total, total kinkfest. You will never look at gingerbread the same way again. You’re welcome!

Meanwhile, Heidi Belleau and I wrote a short story for Riptide’s BDSM anthology, Rules to Live By. Our story is called The Harder They Fall, and did anyone say daddy kink?

I'll be sharing more about both the anthologies as soon as I can! 

So, that’s the state of play at the moment. I’m home, and I’m trying to get as much work done as I can. And I am not at all spending too many hours a day reading Sterek fan fiction. Or writing it. Not. At. All…



Sterek!





Friday, October 24, 2014

This Week's Round Up

I was really, really sad that GRL ended. Why can't I live in a nice hotel all year round and talk about writing smutty scenes with hot guys all the time? Is that really too much to ask? I don't think so.

GRL was fantastic, obviously, Also, JA Rock and I announced (well, I announced it first, in public, so we can't later change our minds) that we are writing a third book in the Boy series. What have Derek and Lane been up to? Going by the response to this news in the BDSM panel, people actually do want to know! So we'll be starting writing that as soon as I get home from the US and am not relying on other people's computers. 

We may have also planned out about the next seven months of writing projects. Shit got real. Also, there was wine. And Maltesers. 



And guess what's out in only four more days? It's Brandon Mills versus the V-Card! Dinosaurs and cute, shy guys and omigod! I really hope you guys love this one. Brandon and Alex are much, much sweeter than Mark and Deacon, and we have some all-important awkward first time sex in this one. First time sex in books and movies is usually choreographed so beautifully, isn't it? Nobody ever gets an elbow in the face or an inappropriate attack of the giggles. 


And in other awesome news, The Two Gentlemen of Altona is available for preorder on Amazon! Yay! You should order it. Oh, and also get some Skittles and donuts. You'll want those! 



So, to sum up. Chicago was fantastic. San Francisco is fantastic. I'll be home in a week, and hanging around on FB and Goodreads again then! See you soon! 


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Brandon Mills is almost here!

Brandon Mills versus the V-Card is out on October 28 from Loose Id! Here's the cover. And look! Brandon's holding a protoceratops! 



Smart, shy Prescott sophomore Brandon Mills is working hard to overcome his troubled past and be normal. With the help of his friends Mark and Deacon, and his brothers at Phi Sigma Kappa, he’s slowly coming out of his shell. But when he accidentally drenches a freshman in orange soda, he faces something he’s not ready for: a boy crushing on him.



Alex Kekoa pledges Phi Sig because it has everything he wants: a house full of nerds who won’t tease him for being smart, a dog, and Brandon Mills. Brandon is just the type of guy Alex needs to help fulfill his college ambition: losing his virginity. Except Alex doesn’t know that Brandon can’t stand to touch or be touched.




When Alex and Brandon are drafted onto the Phi Sig Academic Challenge team, their mutual attraction grows. If there’s anyone who can help Brandon discover it feels good to touch and kiss, maybe it’s klutzy Alex with his cute glasses and his dinosaur obsession. But as the competition--and their relationship--heats up, Alex’s determination not to die a virgin clashes with Brandon’s vow of lifelong celibacy, forcing them to examine what’s truly important to each of them about love.





Also, if you're not following Queer Romance Month, you should be. Seriously check it out though, because there are a lot of fantastic posts over there, and a lot of awesome stuff to win. JA and I wrote a post talking about coming out, and why we don't deal with it much in our writing -- until Brandon -- but how it's still a big deal in the real world, and will be for a long time. 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Sweetwater. Also, underwear.

Thanks to everyone who's left comments on the Sweetwater blog tour so far. If you haven't, you still have until the 8th of October to visit these great blogs for a chance to win.



September 29, 2014 The Jeep Diva
September 29, 2014 Smoocher's Voice
September 29, 2014 Delighted Reader - Spotlight Stop
September 30, 2014 - Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews
September 30, 2014 The Blogger Girls - Spotlight Stop
September 30, 2014 Erotica For All - Spotlight Stop
October 1, 2014 3 Chicks After Dark
October 2, 2014 - Joyfully Jay
October 3, 2014 Boys in our Books
October 3, 2014 Slitsread - Spotlight Stop
October 3, 2014 Romancing the Book


Meanwhile, for all those times that Elijah mentioned his drawers, they would have looked something like this:




Rawr.