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Enjoy The Dance, Release Day, Signing Event and Fundraiser at Twin Cities Book Festival, and More

Today is release day for the second novel in my Dancing series, Enjoy the Dance, a follow up to my 2011 novel Dance With Me. When I re-released Dance With Me last year, I’d intended to write a quick short, or possibly a brief novella catching readers up on what had happened Ed and Laurie between when that novel […]

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Beyond the Label: Open Orientation in Gay Romance

I had the pleasure this week of reading an advance reader copy of Beyond the Sea, a contemporary romance by Keira Andrews. It’s the story of two young men who crash on a remote Pacific island, help each other survive against the odds, and along the way fall in love. It also happens to be […]

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Carry the Ocean, Available Now

It’s release day! The book is out, the book is out!   The Roosevelt, Book 1 Normal is just a setting on the dryer. High school graduate Jeremey Samson is looking forward to burying his head under the covers and sleeping until it’s time to leave for college. Then a tornado named Emmet Washington enters […]

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How to Appropriate by Not Really Trying: An Author’s Guide to Writing Socially Marginalized Communities in Romance

I hate to start a post with a dictionary definition, but this topic needs every card laid out on the table. Let’s begin with the beginning. Appropriation is the act of using something that doesn’t belong to you as if it does. Authors do this hourly. It’s practically our job: we’re professional pretenders. In my published career […]

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Be Bad in Baltimore With K.A. Mitchell and Me

Earlier this week I realized how close it was getting until K.A. Mitchell’s Bad Influence releases, which meant I should re-read the first three books in the Bad in Baltimore series. It occurred to me it would be fun to buddy read it with people. Between the various social media platforms, it turned out a lot […]

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Double Blind Re-Releases Tuesday, and Randy and Ethan Will Be At Your Service.

Also in this post I’ll answer the oft-asked question, “Do I need to buy the book again? Is it different?” But first I have to say thank you to everyone who has been posting in the comments of my blog for two different posts which were both essentially me losing my shit on the Internet. […]

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Special Delivery is For Sale Again, and Sam Keller is Giving a Q&A

After almost a year of absence, Special Delivery is back in online stores, and Old Blue is rolling down the road once more. There’s a special event today I’ll talk about at the end, so if you’re skimming, scroll to the pic of Sam. Buy links: Samhain, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads First chapter excerpt on my website You might […]

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Special Delivery Series Tour Is Coming

Nothing like the last minute, but here we go: Old Blue is on the road, coming to a blog near you. The schedule is below, and it’s incredibly long—thank you to all the bloggers who signed on to participate! If you’re not on this list and you want to be, as you can see there’s […]

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If You Build It, They Don’t Necessarily Come: The Heaven and Hell of Marketing a Book

Warning: this post is long and all about publishing. Possibly boring, do not feel bad if you skip or bail. I have this thing I do where I troll online booksellers, the NYT list, the USA Today list, and every goddamn list there is out there to follow. I watch Bookscan (nearly useless for me […]

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Book Review: Why Picking Up Bad Idea by Damon Suede is the Best Notion You Could Have Today

Some books are sinful candy—decadent escapes leaving us high and searching for another confection. Some novels are art, richly painted with skill and care, resonating with us for months or even years as we parse the wisdom they reveal. Get ready to have dessert for dinner, readers: Damon Suede’s Bad Idea is both. Bad Idea […]

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