Taken is being released tonight at midnight. This is the follow up to Stranded, but the stories are independent and can be read separately. I got the idea for this story as I was at a friend’s wedding. I was sitting in the church at a gorgeous ceremony and my mind began wondering what would happen if the groom didn’t show up. Then I began to ponder what if the groom didn’t show up because he couldn’t? What if he’d been kidnapped or hurt and couldn’t show up and the partner thought they’d been stood up? After that my mind … Continued
The Robot Unicorns Thanks so much, Andrew, for allowing me to come on your blog to talk about After Christmas Eve. To celebrate the release by MLR Press of my second novel, I’m giving away 10 copies (ebooks) through an 11-stop blog hop. To enter, comment before midnight, October 25, 2013 on any of my posts (this is stop #5) on the eleven participating blogs. Be sure to include an email address. Publishing two books makes me an author for real. I keep pinching myself to make sure I’m awake. For the first fifty years of my life, writing fiction … Continued
Biochemistry the follow up to Organic Chemistry releases tonight at midnight. I love this story mainly because it touched something deep in my nerdy little heart. I absolutely love the idea of the nerdy, bookish kid catching the eye of the football quarterback. When I was in college I used to dream about catching a football nice, hot, dreamy football player of my very own Biochemistry is as close as I got. When his college biochemistry class turns out to be much more difficult than star quarterback Freddy Samuelson imagined, his lab partner, Kurt Maxwell, agrees to help. They’re very … Continued
Biochemistry, the follow up to Organic Chemistry releases October 9 so I thought I’d give you a sneak peek. Here’s an excerpt from the beginning of the story when Kurt first meets Freddie. Let’s just say that things start out a little rocky. This story is very much a nerd meets jock sort of story. As a once nerdy kid and still somewhat nerdy adult, this kind of story really appeals to me. I love the idea of the quiet brainiac actually catching the attention of the handsome jock and winning his affection. You’ll also get to spend a little more time … Continued
Sometimes when I’m searching for a topic to write about I look at elements of my own life for inspiration and one place that has provided a lot of that is the gym. When I threw my father’s seventieth birthday party, everyone there kept commenting on how much I looked like my father. Later that evening, I looked at myself in the mirror and realized I truly did look like my seventy year old father and not in a good way. So that week I joined a gym and began losing weight. A side benefit of that decision is … Continued
Tonight at midnight is the release of A Daring Ride. When I was writing this story I wanted to explore the idea of a double life to a degree. So at the beginning of the story Simon is in the closet about his bull riding to his family. He’s in the closet in other ways as well. Mom and dad own a Christian bookstore chain. So climb into the chute and hold on for the ride… If you dare. http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4183
Simon “Frizz” Frizzell sneaks away to the rodeo on weekends, and it’s not until after he wins a buckle that he tells his parents about his bull-riding. He knows they won’t approve of his choice of sport, but his parents own a Christian bookstore, and he couldn’t possibly tell them the whole truth: he’s gay. And so are some of his rodeo friends, like Dante and Ryan, and Jacky—a young man he wishes could have been more than a one-night stand. When Simon sets his sights on his dreams, he finds work with Dante and Ryan, and bumps into Jacky … Continued
Ten Things I learned at Authors After Dark Savannah 1) Pecan fried chicken is worth not eating for three days 2) C.J. Ellison, Boone Brux, and Marianne Moria throw one heck of a party. 3) The best way to start an evening is with a marriage proposal. Right BA and Julia? 4) Being nominated for a Bookie is great. Winning kicks ass!!!!! 5) Sharing a ride to the airport with Kate Douglas was the fastest half hour cab ride ever. 6) Doing on interview with Simply Ali was so much fun. She was great to spend time with. 7) Stella … Continued
Love Comes in Darkness, the follow up to Love Comes Silently, released at midnight last night. This story really truly touched my heart.
Howard Justinian has always had to fight for his freedom. Because he was born blind, everyone is always trying to shelter him, but he’s determined to live his life on his own terms.