Thursday, October 29, 2015

Bowl Full of Cherries Receives a #rainbowawards Honorable Mention!

Pleased beyond pleased to announce that Bowl Full of Cherries has received an Honorable Mention from the Rainbow Awards.

For several years I've watched on the sidelines as authors entered this contest, waiting for my turn to publish something that would make me eligible. Entering was a joy... Receiving an Honorable Mention? <3 I'm floating!

So what did the judges say?

I really loved this book, this is a sweet, simple story about how love and true friendship can make miracles. The plot is well developed, with just that little angst that makes the situation interesting. I stayed up all night to finish it, could not put it down. Had to know there was the happy ending. I like how the characters are described, they feel real, and you share their feelings, their love, their fears with them. I really really enjoyed it.

This was just one of those stories that really sucked me in… I could have kept reading it forever.

I really liked this book.The story wasn't terribly angst-filled or high-octane suspenseful. It was more like spending time with friends. I enjoyed the characters' journey (and as a mother of twins who don't get along, I appreciated the relationship between the Lang brothers!)

And a note: Unlike most contests where Honorable Mention means you're not eligible to win any higher prizes, in the Rainbow Awards, Honorable Mentions are given to authors who received at least one 36/40 score from a judge!

I'm excited to see if Leaving Flowers, I'll Always Miss You, and Most Beautiful Words get a nod as well. <3

Friday, October 9, 2015

ALL THE THINGS! #sale #freebies #newrelease #mmromance

You know how life is a roller coaster? The slow climb, the pregnant pause, the terrifying drop, the zoom to the top, rinse and repeat. You stay on and enjoy the ride, right? Well, right now--after being at the bottom for a while, things are rather up, up, up! Which is awesome! It also means there's a LOT going on. So let's get to it!

I'm this weekend's DreamReaders selection over at Dreamspinner Press! That means Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, you can get I'll Always Miss You, Most Beautiful Words, and Bowl Full of Cherries for 99 cents each over at Dreamspinner. Each is a full length novel and each is one of my all-time favorite works. So I hope you'll check out the sale, and if you want, please share the info with your friends!

Don't forget, the 99 cent sale for Leaving Flowers continues at Beaten Track Publishing | | | All Romance eBooks | Smashwords | Barnes & Noble! It will go until October 31st--so make sure you grab your copy before you read book #2 of The Seeds of Tyrone series!

If 99 cents seems steep, I've got good news... My long novella That Eighteenth Summer JUST came out for the M/M Romance Group's Love is an Open Road event. This was a prompt that someone dropped. I adopted it at the last second. I put a LOT of love, a LOT of research, and a LOT of my own eighteenth year into the story. I think you will truly enjoy it. Plus, it's TOTALLY FREE!

The summer of 2003, Ollie Hannigan's eighteenth summer, changes everything...
Ollie knows exactly where he's going and what his plan is: get a smokin' hot girlfriend (so she can cry over him when he enlists), join the military, work his way up to Army Ranger, and finally earn he respect of his big brother, Benjam.
But everything changes when a military car pulls up in front of the Hannigan household.
Now Ollie's world is in chaos. His friends have abandoned him, his plans are falling through left and right, and he doesn't know what he wants in life anymore. Plus, as if he wasn't already confused enough, his brother's best friend, Luca Santini, has caught Ollie's eye.
While Luca may be smokin' hot, he's definitely not the girlfriend Ollie was expecting!

You can download the mobi, epub, and PDF HERE!

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Finally, if you haven't got your copy of Where the Grass is Greener, it's available now! <3

Where The Grass Is Greener (With Debbie McGowan)(Seeds of Tyrone bk 2)
Mistakes were made, that’s for sure. But was it the night of passion? Or walking away afterward?
That’s the question Seamus Williams must face when he gets a late night phone call from someone he never expects to hear from again.
“I miss you, Shay.”
Chancey Bo Clearwater is a cowboy through and through. He spends his days finding work on whatever ranch will take him and his nights at the pool hall. He’s always done what needed doing and never thought much about what he wanted. ‘Til that drunken night with Seamus.
A world of problems now stand between Seamus and Chancey exploring what might have been, the least of which being the Atlantic Ocean. On one side there’s Chancey’s daughter who mood swings from angel to demon in two seconds flat; on the other there’s the new lodger, hogging Shay’s telly and his cornflakes, and making private Skype time hard to come by.
Is this relationship doomed before it ever begins? Or can a surprise announcement from Seamus’s brother be enough to help the two find their second chance?
Where the Grass is Greener is book two of the Leaving Flowers Series, but can be read independently of the first novel.

Available from Beaten Track Publishing | | | All Romance eBooks | Smashwords | Barnes & Noble