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1st day of November…all ready?

Where has this entire year gone? Wow…it seems like only yesterday I was talking about Soothe The Burn coming out in February. Now tomorrow will be the release of my print book, Tabloid Love, which has Tabloid Star and With This Ring in it. 🙂 Woo-hoo! My twelve print book.

Well, Embrace My Reflection is moving right along. I’ve hit the 21,000 mark in word count, which is great. I’m thinking I have three more chapters to write, giving me 32,000 words at the end of the story. We’ll see though. It might run longer or be a little shorter. I don’t mind. 🙂 But I’m hoping it’ll be done this week. I plan on finishing Destroying Belief after that. Once that one’s done, I’ll be working on Bound by Trust and some other stories. Have to go through my list and see which ones need to be in line after JT’s story.

I hope you all have a great day.

Wednesday’s Hunk….

Hmmm….again not much news on the writing front, though I am writing. 🙂 Just haven’t finished anything new yet.

I finished edits on Revealing the Past, and have edits to do on Not Seeing is Believing and galley edits for Tabloid Love-combining Tabloid Star and With This Ring in print. That one will be out in November. Revealing the Past will be out in July and not sure when Not Seeing will be out yet.

I hope you all have a great Wednesday and just think only two more days until the weekend. Yay!

Almost the weekend…

Shoot..where did the morning go? I got to work and haven’t stopped since…except for right now, when I’m posting this…lol.

Let’s see…I have a book coming out this Sunday. Soothe the Burn, a sci-fi/futuristic about a man made of metal and a man made of fire. 🙂 I’ll post the blurb and an except on Sunday for everyone.

The dynamic team that makes up Jamie Craig is running a contest on their Live Journal for you to win a copy of Soothe the Burn. Drop in and leave a comment. They’ll draw a name on Sunday night and you’ll get a free a copy. This is something that they do to promote their publishers and it just so happens they picked my book to give away this week. 🙂

Also, I did an interview with Martha and she reviewed ND: Finding Love as well. Stop by her blog and check it out. Martha loved Finding Love

I just got word about another awesome review I received. This one from Holly at Whipped Cream Reviews. It’s for Tabloid Star and she gave me 5 cherries. Woo-hoo! I’m totally thrilled that she loved it.

oh, one more thing…and you’re thinking “Shut up all ready. I just want to stare at the eye candy.” lol. I have two guest bloggers coming up on Monday. Bonnie Dee and Summer Devon are going to be discussing their newest release, Seducing Stephen. A m/m regency available at Loose-Id with a marvelous cover by Anne Cain. 🙂

Hmmm…that’s all I can think about telling you today. I plan on writing as much as possible tomorrow, so I can spend most of the day on Sunday watching Super Bowl stuff. 🙂

Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend.

Change of plans…

I had planned on taking today off, but plans got changed, so I am at work. Woo-hoo! lol. I guess it’s okay since it’s kind of dreary outside.

Got some more writing done. Tabloid Star got the green light to be out in print in the summer of next year. I have to go through the galleys for that and get those turned in. Good news coming soon about a different story. As soon as I sign the contract, I’ll let you all know. I don’t like saying much about it until it’s all official. Don’t want to jinx things…lol.

Well, I hope you all have a great weekend. 🙂

Ugh! Rain…

Well, it seems fall has hit. It’s cold and raining here. Yuck! lol It would have been a perfect day to stay home and remain curled up under blankets instead of going outside.

Two movies open this weekend that I really want to go see. Zombieland and Whip It. Both look really good. Might have to talk C into taking me to the movies. 🙂

I wanted to thank everyone for puttng Nick of Time and Tabloid Star, #7 and #8 respectively, on All Romance Ebooks’s best seller list. It means a lot to me.

Hmm…not much else to talk about. Oh wait, With this Ring will be out Dec. 29. Woo-hoo! A great New Year’s Eve present for yourself.

Okay, now I’m done. I hope you all have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend.

Tabloid Star is out!

First of all, I got good news today from Amber Allure. Even though Nick of Time has only been out for a few days…and those few days were at the end of August, I still sold enough copies to hit #1 seller for the month. Woot! I’m on cloud nine at the moment, because of that and because of my release today. Thanks so much to all of you who bought Nick of Time. I couldn’t do any of this without all of you. 🙂

Now for the other great news….though from what I understand some of you have already gotten your copies from Fictionwise, which seems odd to me, but hey what do I know? Lol

My newest release from Samhain,
Tabloid Star, is live and ready to be picked up. 🙂 I had a little chat at the Samhain Cafe last night about it. I enjoyed chatting with everyone who could stop by. Also some eye candy was posted. You’re probably not surprised by that…lol.

Here’s the blurb:

One hot night, one freeze frame…and one shocking surprise.

As a bartender at the Lucky Seven club, Josh Bauer could take a different guy home every night…if he wanted to. Working three jobs, however, makes it hard to connect with anyone. One man, though, is too much temptation to resist. A steamy encounter in a back alley leads to an explosive night of sex in Josh’s bed—a bed he isn’t surprised to find empty the next morning.
What does surprise him, though, is the front page of a tabloid. Apparently his one-night stand isn’t as anonymous as he thought it was.

Ryan Kellar’s career is taking off. Advance buzz about his movie says it’s a blockbuster, and going home with the gorgeous bartender is the perfect way to celebrate. And he thought he’d gotten away clean—until the picture in the paper shocks him into reality. Was Josh really just playing…or playing him for a fool?

Trust isn’t big on their list right now, but as their worlds fall apart, it’s all they have. At least until they figure out who took the picture. And why…

Product Warnings

Hot manlove, gratuitous licking of tattoos and dealing with stalking paparazzi.
Josh shrugged. “Some guys have an over-inflated opinion of themselves.” He rubbed his thumb over Ryan’s bottom lip. “So you think I’m a stud, huh?”

Ryan stuck out his tongue. “Don’t get too puffed up there. I might have just been saying that to get the guy to leave.”

“You’re the one making me puffy, honey. And don’t wag that thing at me unless you mean to use it.” Josh caught the tip of Ryan’s tongue between his thumb and finger, giving it a little tug.

Without thinking or worrying about anyone watching, Ryan leaned forward slightly and wrapped his lips around Josh’s finger. Sucking, he drew it in and scraped Josh’s skin with his teeth. Salt, lime and lemon mingled on his tongue, making Josh a flavor he’d love to taste more of.

“Much more of that, you’ll be on the bar and I’ll be doing body shots off your abs…among other places,” Josh growled.

Ryan shivered, and hell if his cock didn’t stiffen to press against his zipper hard enough to leave marks. He eased back and let Josh’s finger go with a grin.

Josh shook his head. “Who knew there was such a tease under that mysterious exterior?”

Before Ryan could answer, a tall blonde woman came from the hallway to sit next to him. He gave her a smile and Josh leaned over the bar to kiss her cheek.

“Rachel, love, what can I get you?”

“You know what I like, Josh.” Rachel’s voice held the clipped accents of upper crust Britain. “How’s business going?”

Rachel must be Josh’s boss. Ryan touched the brim of his hat. Had she seen him flirting with Josh? He didn’t want to get him in trouble.

“It’s been steady. Pretty good for a Thursday night.” Josh set a martini in front of her. “Dirty, with three olives.”

Rachel sipped and sighed. “You make the best martinis.”

“That’s why you hired me.” Josh strolled away to mix two drinks and came back. “How are you doing, boss lady?”

Her gaze wandered over the crowd. “I’m doing fine, Josh.” Her blue eyes landed on Ryan and she smiled. “Why don’t you take off early tonight? I’ll finish up your shift and help Pete clean up.”

Surprise crossed Josh’s face and Ryan figured Rachel didn’t tend bar very often. Something seemed to be bothering her, but it wasn’t his place to ask.

“Are you sure? I don’t mind staying.” Josh rested his arms on the bar and shot Ryan a glance.

“I don’t have anywhere else to go,” Ryan commented. And he really didn’t. He didn’t have anything to do until later tomorrow afternoon.

“Go on. You’ve been here late every night this week. I don’t want my best bartender getting sick because he doesn’t get enough sleep. I can handle the bar for a couple of hours.”

Josh came from behind the bar and gave Rachel a hug. “I’m not going to argue anymore. Thanks.”

Ryan fought to keep from laughing as Josh dragged him back to the office where they grabbed Josh’s backpack before heading out through the back exit.

“I live just a couple of blocks down. We can walk or we can catch a cab.”

“I’d like to walk, if that’s okay with you.”

The urge to jerk his hand away from Josh almost overwhelmed him, but he beat it back. He tightened his fingers and tried not to think about how good it felt holding on to him. No one would expect to see him out walking the sidewalks like normal people.

“Walking’s good with me.” Josh slung the pack over one broad shoulder and swung their hands as they made their way down the sidewalk.

Ryan let his mind empty as they wandered, ignoring the crowd of people around him. The nice thing about Hollywood was he never felt like he stood out. No one stared or pointed at him, whispering behind hands. No one looked twice at two men holding hands.

He did notice how Josh blocked people from bumping into him or bothering him in any way. Ryan wasn’t a small guy, but somehow Josh made him feel taken care of and cherished. Shaking his head, he gave a silent chuckle. Now if that wasn’t the silliest thing he’d thought in a long time.

God, they needed to get to Josh’s apartment so Josh could fuck all the sappiness out of him.
Hope you check it out and if you pick it up, enjoy it. Don’t worry…the next installment of Understanding the Past will be up tomorrow. 🙂

Tabloid Star inspiration

So this is my inspiration for Ryan Kellar, the newest up-and-coming star in the Hollywood scene and one of my heroes from Tabloid Star. 🙂 Rather yummy, don’t you think?

And the picture below is the one I used to inspire me as I wrote about Joss Bauer, the bartender who rocks Ryan’s world, but who has his own problems to deal with. Those tattoos are just so lickable…lol. 😉

So what do you all think?

Enjoy the eye candy and I hope you all have a great Friday, plus a wonderful weekend. 🙂