Friday, January 17, 2014

January Reader Appreciation Day: The Prize List!

Ladies and gentlemen, Reader Appreciation Day will be held this Saturday, January 18th, at The Sweet Spot and here is the fantastic prize list! This awesome collection of prizes has been generously donated by all of these talented authors as their way of saying "thank you" to the readers out there. There are links with each prize listed, so just click on those to learn more about each book or author!

Sloan, Jambrea, and I give our thank to all of these fantastic authors for their generosity. We appreciate you joining with us in showing appreciation to readers!

Any author who would still like to donate a prize is welcomed to. All you have to do is send out an email to:  Please state what you'd like to donate for the January giveaway, include a link to your work and a cover art pic. Reader Appreciation Day is also an Open Excerpt Day, so all M/M authors are invited to stop by the Yahoo group, share excerpts and your latest news!

Readers, be sure you swing by too and see what some of your favorite authors got going on! We put on this day all for you!

As usual, the prize list will be posted throughout the day at The Sweet Spot Yahoo group, starting at 8:00 am EST. Reader Appreciation Day wraps up about 8:00 pm EST, with the winners announced shortly thereafter. Authors who have donated a prize will be contacted after the giveaway closes with their winner's information so you can send your prize personally. To enter in the giveaway, just reply to any of the giveaway threads on the group.

Hope to see everyone tomorrow at The Sweet Spot!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Thank you, 2013! Welcome, 2014!

Another year has come to an end. While I'm not entirely sure where all the time went in 2013, I know I accomplished a lot on the writing front. I managed to hit a goal I've wanted to hit for a long time, releasing four novels in one year! And with those, I had a short novel/long novella release, too! Those stories were:

That's a heck of a lot of words that got published for me! And behind the scenes, I've been working on other stories for 2014. Two are now in the hands of my editor at Ellora's Cave:

  • Vampire Prince - currently 72,000 words
  • Love and Pornography (title subject to change. It's pending approval to see if it would be able to pass through's censoring) - currently 60,000 words

And one more heading to my MLR Press editor in the very near future:

  • Knight of Fire, Terra Series #2 - currently sitting at 89,000 words. But I'm revising this one now, trying to tighten it up so that word count will definitely be changing.

2013 was a fantastic writing year for me. It brought about a new series with To the Other Side in the world of Terra. It also brought me new opportunities with a new publisher, Ellora's Cave. It was certainly my biggest year for book releases. It took a lot of time, much dedication, a few sacrifices, but I'm incredibly proud of each and every book I wrote and grateful to everyone who took the time to read them.

So, what will 2014 bring for my stories? Well, I've got a few in the works. The three I mentioned above, but also more to be written. Of the ones I hope to write in the new year, they are:

  • A novella with Brandon and Shunichi from the Conquest series
  • A novella or novel with Tanner Hartell, lead singer of Lions Rampant from the book Heartstrings...also Conquest series.
  • Terra series #3
  • A contemporary set around a horse rescuer and a Thoroughbred breeder.

There will be...could be...others, too. After the amount of releases I had in 2013, this schedule probably seems a bit lighter, and it is. I'm very happy I finally hit my goal of having so many releases in a year, but I think I'm ready to slow down a bit now :-) Maybe. We'll see. It all depends on the demands of life and of course, the demands of my characters.

And so, my dear readers and friends, I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for being part of my journey through this past year. I hope in 2014, we can keep having fun together as I introduce you to some new friends of mine in my stories and we visit with some familiar ones. Happy New Year to you all!