Friday, June 24, 2011

Song of the Week - "Whataya Want From Me" by Adam Lambert

Wow.  What a little slice of insanity this week has been.  I'm always saying that lately, aren't I?  But it's true!  And this week I was once again plagued by computer troubles.  First it was software issues a couple weeks ago, now hardware.  Ugh.  Still, I keep working around it and trying to get some words down.  The good news is, the sequel to NATURAL INSTINCTS is nearly finished!  Woo hoo!  Real life and my computer's fits have put me really behind on it.  I wanted to have it finished by the end of May.  Yeah, it's now the end of June.  But hey, finished late is better than not finished at all, I say!

Now, on to the Song of the Week!  This week I gotta go with Adam Lambert.  He rocks, he's hugely talented, and he's a total cutie ;-)  I probably don't need to say much else, except if you'd like to learn more about him, here's his official website: and you can find the link to his Twitter there, too. 

And of course, I must include my don't-sue-me message.  I claim no ownership to this song, lyrics, music, video, or images.  All belongs to the rightful copyright holder(s).  Enjoy!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Weekly Inspiration - Inspiration Showdown #2 Winner - Jared Leto

Ladies and gentlemen, you voted for him, and here he is, winner of the second Inspiration Showdown, Jared Leto!  Once again, the Showdown was a tight race, and I thought Brazilian model, Alexandre Verga, was going to come in at the last second and steal the win away from Jared, but Jared held on.

I'm sure many of you are familiar with Jared Leto, but for those who haven't had the pleasure, he's an American actor and the frontman for the rock band, 30 Seconds To Mars.  He's stared in tons of movies and is always a pleasure to watch on screen.  But even more than his acting ability, he's a fantastic musician.  30 Seconds To Mars was featured here in the Song of the Week spot with their single, "Closer To The Edge", and I do recommend checking them out.  Jared himself is ever evolving, always sporting a new hairstyle and look.

To learn more about 30 Seconds To Mars, here's the band's official website, which includes links to their Twitter and Facebook:  For those who'd like to follow him, here's the link to Jared Leto's Twitter:!/jaredleto

And now without further ado, I present your winner, Jared Leto!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Ethan Day's Gay Day!

Hey, everyone!  This Sunday, June 12th, is Gay Day over at author Ethan Day's Yahoo Group!  For those who don't know, Gay Day is a wild, crazy, fun event that Ethan hosts on the last Sunday of every month and m/m authors from all around show up to post excerpts and chat.  There's also a huge giveaway with multiple titles.  The thread for that is posted throughout the day, so all you have to do is comment on it, and you're put in the running for one of the titles!  Below is the flyer from Ethan stating all the books that'll be offered in the giveaway, and yeah, you'll see I'm putting up a title of my vampire novel, NATURAL INSTINCTS :-)

And here's the link to Ethan's group:   

Sunday, June 12th is Gay Day at my Yahoo Group.  Gay Day is the one day a month when the best authors in GLBT Romance stop by to post excerpts of their new and upcoming releases.

The following authors will be generously offering giveaways you can enter to win:

Elizabeth Noble - Marked Yours
C. Zampa - Candy G.
S.J. Frost - Natural Instincts
Belinda McBride - A signed Uncommon Whore poster
Jambrea Jo Jones - Tell Me Now Saddle Up 'N Ride
Alan Chin - Haji's Exile
Ariel Tachna - Choice from Backlist
Pia Veleno - Man Whore
William Neale - A New Normal
Barry Brennessel - Tinseltown
Simone Anderson - To Love Again
Serena Yates - Saving Zeke
Sebastian Blade - Redeem Me
Jaime Samms - As Advertised
Kimberly Gardner - Dressed to Thrill
Lou Harper – Hanging Loose
Angel Martinez - Boots
Charlie Cochrane - An ‘I love Jonty and Orlando’ T-shirt
Devon Rhodes - Stranger In Black
Gale Stanley - One Night in Bangkok
Geoff Knight & Dare Empire will be offering up FIVE books!
Winners Choice of either The Cross of Sins or Drive Shaft

The amazing Authors below will be popping in and out to chat & post excerpts from their latest books:

S.J. Frost - Black Heart Down
Alan Chin - Butterfly’s Child
Willa Okati - Make a Right
Geoff Knight - Curse of the Dragon God
Charlie Cochrane - All Lessons Learned
Z.A. Maxfield – All Stirred Up

The day will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST in the Ethan Day Yahoo Group where we’ll be posting excerpts, running contests for free books, and chatting about all the new and upcoming releases from your favorite authors.

I hope everyone will stop by to catch up with your favorite authors and join in all the fun!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Inspiration Showdown #2

Those who visit here regularly may remember a few months ago when we had an Inspiration Showdown between all the Weekly Inspiration guys.  Since everyone had fun with the first one, I thought I'd try running another Inspiration Showdown for your entertainment.  The last one featured 13 guys running from our very first Weekly Inspiration man, Akihiro Sato, to one of our winners, Baptiste Giabiconi.  For this one, you'll have 12 men to cast your vote for, running from David Gandy to Bo Roberts.  I'll post all twelve's pics below.

For those who missed the first Inspiration Showdown (original Showdown can be viewed HERE, the winners can be viewed HERE), here's how it goes.  To the right side ------>, scroll down past my book covers and you will see a poll with all the Weekly Inspiration guys I've posted since the last Showdown.  They're listed in alphabetical order by their first names.  All you have to do is vote for your favorite.  The winning man, or men if there's a tie, will get a bonus post with new pics.  One thing that's different from the last Showdown, is you can now vote for more than one.  I know a lot of people had trouble picking their favorite, and why should you have to pick just one?  You can also see all the men's original Weekly Inspiration posts by searching their names here.

The last Showdown ended in a three-way tie between Venezuelan model, Leonardo Corredor, French model, Baptiste Giabiconi, and Japanese rock star, GACKT.  Let's see who you want to join with them in their lofty ranks!  Happy voting!

Alexandre Verga
Andrew Stetson

Benjamin Godfre
Bernardo Velasco

Bo Roberts
Daniel Henney

David Gandy
Garrett Neff

James Ellis
Janice Fronimakis

Jared Leto
Ruben Cortada

Friday, June 3, 2011

Song of the Week - "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele

I've been hearing this song on the radio for weeks, and pretty much every five minutes.  But you know, it never gets old for me.  I love everything about it; Adele's voice, the lyrics, the harmonies, the beat, all of it.  That's why I'm finally giving it a Song of the Week spot.  I just have to!  If you'd like to learn more about Adele, here's the link to her official website:

And as always, I claim no ownership rights to this song, video, images, lyrics, music, or anything therein.  All belongs to the rightful copyright holder(s).  Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Writing Rock Stars

So, have you every wondered why I write so much about rock stars and musicians?  Well, now you can get a little more insight into that part of my mind.  Dawn Roberto was kind enough to invite me over to her blog, and I wrote an article, "Let It Rock", talking about my draw to rock stars and musicians as characters.  It was a really fun post for me to do :-)  If you're interested, feel welcomed to stop on over:

Yeah, you didn't think I could mention having written an article about writing rock stars without sneaking up a pic of one of my favorites, did you?  And really, we've been suffering from a GACKT drought here, so I think I was due to post a pic of him.  For those who check out the article, hope you like it!