Full Circle releases Friday Sept. 16

I just found out the short story Full Circle will be released by MLR Press this coming Friday, September 16th. I thought some readers might be interested in seeing the blurb in advance: It may be better to have loved and lost, twice, than never loved at all, but it sure as hell gets lonely. Jamison Severs is sitting in a bar contemplating his past as a failed lover, failed doctor, failed drunkard, and a … Read more

Short story upcoming from MLR

MLR Press let me know that my short story Full Circle has gone to proofreading, which means it should release in a couple of weeks if all goes well. I’m grateful to MLR for being willing to publish this story, because it isn’t a typical romance short. It has romance and love and sadness, and the ending is happy, but the main character/narrator doesn’t settle down to a happy ever after with his lover. I … Read more

YA short story Intervention

I recently wrote a short story with an it-gets-better theme for the Goodreads YA M/M Romance group. (I put up an author self-promotion thread and wanted something good in it.) I decided to post that story here, even though it’s not my usual genre. A couple of the teens who read it encouraged me to get it out somewhere more public, and my teenage daughter made me a cover for the story. I might put … Read more

Progress and decisions

Good news – Amazon apparently got enough “lower price elsewhere” clicks to discount And to All a Good Night to free. So now it’s available for download from them at no charge as well. The Aliveness Project will get over $50 out of the deal and no more buyer’s regret for those who see it free elsewhere. So that worked! A generous on-line friend has also posted my short story Like the Taste of Summer … Read more

To charge or not to charge

So I had a dilemma. I had written the short story for Life Lessons 1 1/2, mainly for fun, and to show Tony and Mac experiencing some of the things that didn’t fit into the first book (like closure for Marty.) And I put it out there as a free read. And then I got a comment from someone about looking for my books on Amazon and they’d heard there was a short story and … Read more

Characters and interpretations

My latest release, Breaking Cover, got a really nice review yesterday at Reviews by Jessewave; http://www.reviewsbyjessewave.com/2011/08/11/breaking-cover-2/ The reviewer, LadyM, did what felt like an excellent job of interpreting the book in the way I intended to write it. But what was really fascinating was reading the comments that followed. I do love the fact that readers see my characters, Tony & Mac, almost as real people. And how different the interpretations are. I love both … Read more

New Short Story

The Goodreads M/M Romance group I belong to had a Hot Summer Days event. They had group members post their favorite pictures (romantic and hot and some definitely Not Safe For Work) and then the writers among us chose a picture to write a story for. The stories have been posting day by day through July, and are past the 100 mark now. The writers range from Amy Lane, S.J. Frost and Neil Plakcy to … Read more

Availability and Inspiration

For those who don’t like Paypal (which MLR Press uses), Breaking Cover is now out on Amazon. Not on All Romance e-books yet. I haven’t figured out how that all works, what the delays and decisions are that make books show up when and how they do. My own pet peeve is that Barnes and Noble doesn’t put up the Nook version of books for a long time after the paperback is available (even when … Read more

Breaking Cover (Life Lessons #2) release

Man, I’m more nervous about this one than I’ve ever been. I guess the free books were low-risk. If someone didn’t like one, well, they hadn’t lost any money on it. And Life Lessons was just a total unknown. (That didn’t keep me from having an anxiety attack over the page proofs and all the things I could no longer fix, but it limited the fall-out.) This book seems to have more expectations attached. I … Read more

All Romance Ebooks, odd choices, and Breaking Cover blurb

I was browsing All Romance Ebooks for a couple things on my TBR list and I came across my book Life Lessons. (Okay, so I had my eye out for it; it’s my firstborn and I’m still mother-henning it a bit.) I was surprised as I scrolled the book list to see LL had a two-star rating! Since a couple of weeks ago when I last checked it had 5 stars based on at least … Read more