Monday, October 13, 2014

In the Middle of Nowhere Hits ARe Bestseller List

Hola, lovelies :)

So guess what? I received an email over the weekend I wasn't expecting.

https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-inthemiddleofnowhere-1644448-149.htmlMy most-recent release, In the Middle of Nowhere, has hit the Bestseller List at All Romance eBooks!

My head is still spinning. :) I keep expecting a followup email from ARe that says something to the effect of, "Oh, by the way, we were just kidding!" But so far, it hasn't come, LOL.

*fingers crossed*

Thank you to everyone who purchased this book. I hope you enjoyed reading Dean and Tyler's story as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Later, lovelies!




Homeless, plagued by nightmares from an abusive childhood, nineteen-year-old Tyler Bishop does whatever he can to escape his pain. Drugs, alcohol, everything’s game—at least until handsome Dean Henderson struts into his life and shows him a better way. For two years, Dean’s love and friendship give Tyler the strength to face his demons instead of running.

Then tragedy strikes.

When a drunk driver kills his parents and severely injures his eleven-year-old sister, Emily, Dean panics. With Emily facing years of extensive—not to mention expensive—rehabilitation, he needs health insurance fast. Forcing himself back into the closet, Dean drops out of college and enlists in the Army. For two years, he plays the perfect soldier, but the pressure of pretending to be someone he’s not is suffocating.

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repealed.

Out on walkabout after a painful emotional setback, Tyler isn’t prepared for the backlash of seeing Dean again. Face to face for the first time in five years, sparks—and tempers!—fly. Before sanity catches up with them, they’re locked in a fierce kiss. But with Dean about to deploy and Tyler wrestling new demons is a reconciliation possible? Or is their reunion doomed before it even begins?

AUTHOR'S NOTES
Every individual deserves to be respected for who they are, but unfortunately, not everyone shares this belief. Far too many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender youth report they've been harassed or assaulted because of their sexual orientation, and as a mom of a girl who's not like the other girls her age, that breaks my heart. So in her honor, I'm donating 10 percent of the royalties from this book to The Trevor Project, a 24-hour suicide hotline for gay and questioning youth, with the hope that, one day, organizations like this will no longer be needed.

For more information on The Trevor Project, click here.

BUY

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Snippet Sunday - In the Middle of Nowhere

Hola, lovelies!

Thanks so much for dropping by for today's Snippet Sunday. I know, I know, I've missed several Sundays--extenuating circumstances and all that--but now I'm back. :-)  

Todays snippet is from my newest release, In the Middle of Nowhere, a male/male military-themed romance from Loose Id. In this snippet, my heroes are about to go on a trip...
“Not that you don’t look incredible,” Dean began, “but you’re a tad overdressed for what I had planned.

“And just what do you have planned?”

“Can’t tell you. It’s a surprise.”

Ty stepped aside to allow Dean entry. “Just a little hint?”

“I gave you a hint, sweetheart. Wear something you can get dirty.”

The tiniest of smiles played with the corners of Ty’s mouth. “I got that. I just wasn’t sure what you meant by dirty.”

“I didn’t think there was room for interpretation.”

“Well, I guess it depends on your definition of dirty.”
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Later, lovelies!




Homeless, plagued by nightmares from an abusive childhood, nineteen-year-old Tyler Bishop does whatever he can to escape his pain. Drugs, alcohol, everything’s game—at least until handsome Dean Henderson struts into his life and shows him a better way. For two years, Dean’s love and friendship give Tyler the strength to face his demons instead of running.

Then tragedy strikes.

When a drunk driver kills his parents and severely injures his eleven-year-old sister, Emily, Dean panics. With Emily facing years of extensive—not to mention expensive—rehabilitation, he needs health insurance fast. Forcing himself back into the closet, Dean drops out of college and enlists in the Army. For two years, he plays the perfect soldier, but the pressure of pretending to be someone he’s not is suffocating.

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repealed.

Out on walkabout after a painful emotional setback, Tyler isn’t prepared for the backlash of seeing Dean again. Face to face for the first time in five years, sparks—and tempers!—fly. Before sanity catches up with them, they’re locked in a fierce kiss. But with Dean about to deploy and Tyler wrestling new demons is a reconciliation possible? Or is their reunion doomed before it even begins?
https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-inthemiddleofnowhere-1644448-149.html
AUTHOR'S NOTES
Every individual deserves to be respected for who they are, but unfortunately, not everyone shares this belief. Far too many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender youth report they've been harassed or assaulted because of their sexual orientation, and as a mom of a girl who's not like the other girls her age, that breaks my heart. So in her honor, I'm donating 10 percent of the royalties from this book to The Trevor Project, a 24-hour suicide hotline for gay and questioning youth, with the hope that, one day, organizations like this will no longer be needed.

For more information on The Trevor Project, click here.

BUY

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

New Release: In the Middle of Nowhere

Hola, Lovelies!

It's here, release day for In the Middle of Nowhere, my male/male military-themed erotic romance from Loose Id. I'm so excited about this release, not just because it's my first male/male story but because this story is a Labor of Love. Why am I calling this book a Labor of Love? Simple.

In honor of my daughter, I'm donating 10% of my royalties to The Trevor Project, a 24-hour suicide hotline for gay and questioning youth. So please, help me help The Trevor Project by buying my book.

Sorry, was that too much shameless promotion? ;-)

Later!



Homeless, plagued by nightmares from an abusive childhood, nineteen-year-old Tyler Bishop does whatever he can to escape his pain. Drugs, alcohol, everything’s game—at least until handsome Dean Henderson struts into his life and shows him a better way. For two years, Dean’s love and friendship give Tyler the strength to face his demons instead of running.

Then tragedy strikes.

When a drunk driver kills his parents and severely injures his eleven-year-old sister, Emily, Dean panics. With Emily facing years of extensive—not to mention expensive—rehabilitation, he needs health insurance fast. Forcing himself back into the closet, Dean drops out of college and enlists in the Army. For two years, he plays the perfect soldier, but the pressure of pretending to be someone he’s not is suffocating.

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repealed.

Out on walkabout after a painful emotional setback, Tyler isn’t prepared for the backlash of seeing Dean again. Face to face for the first time in five years, sparks—and tempers!—fly. Before sanity catches up with them, they’re locked in a fierce kiss. But with Dean about to deploy and Tyler wrestling new demons is a reconciliation possible? Or is their reunion doomed before it even begins?

Every individual deserves to be respected for who they are, but unfortunately, not everyone shares this belief. Far too many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender youth report they've been harassed or assaulted because of their sexual orientation, and as a mom of a girl who's not like the other girls her age, that breaks my heart. So in her honor, I'm donating 10 percent of the royalties from this book to The Trevor Project, a 24-hour suicide hotline for gay and questioning youth, with the hope that, one day, organizations like this will no longer be needed.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Home is Where the Heat Is


Hola, lovelies,

Please help me welcome Amelia James to the blog! *woot* She's going to share an excerpt from her book, Home is Where the Heat Is.
BLURB

The Twisted Mosaic's reader favorite, Claire, has some twisted fun of her own.

Dependable paralegal Claire O'Connor knows the man of her dreams is out there waiting for her, and she's ready for him. Imagine her surprise—and delight—when she discovers not one but two men who lust for her. One adores her; the other challenges her. One makes sense; the other is a gamble.

Despite the family tragedy that shaped his past, JT Luck has only known professional success. His personal life, however, is a failure. He doesn't want a relationship, and while his 'let it ride' attitude keeps most women at a distance, Claire is eager to roll with him.

But when she finds out Kurt Langston, the office's resident computer geek, harbors a secret crush for her, she wonders if he's the safer bet. Kurt doesn't get close to people, and his feelings for Claire make no sense in his carefully ordered life. His unexpected bond with JT pushes him to take chances he never imagined.

Go all-in or go home? Either way, the heat could be more than they can handle.

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Excerpt

Kurt clenched his fist to still his shaking limbs. He nodded then gazed at the woman beside him. Her flushed cheeks and breathless words highlighted her excitement, but her eyes held a whisper of fear.

"Do you really want to do this?" he asked.

"Yes." She wiggled closer to him.

"I know you want him." Kurt nodded toward JT as he tipped the waiter and closed the door behind him. "And I understand your craving for two guys, but are sure you want me?"

"Why not you?"

"In all the time we've known each other, you've never once shown any interest in me."

The pink in her cheeks turned red as she stroked the back of his hand. "I'm sorry. I've always thought of you as the yummy IT guy. I should've let you know, but I didn't know how."

Yummy IT guy? Hell yeah, I would've loved to know that. Kurt laced his fingers with hers.

She closed her eyes, tilted her head back and presented soft, red lips. His heart stopped and he stared at her perfect face: thick eyelashes fringed on her cheeks, faint freckles dotting her nose, and a mouth made for kissing.

"You're beautiful."

One eye opened and glared at him. "You're clueless." She slid her arm around his neck and pulled him down until his lips touched hers.

The room spun and reality disappeared, leaving only his longed-for fantasy in his arms, kissing him, slipping her warm tongue into his mouth. He held her tight and savored that kiss, hoping it might be the first of many.

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AUTHOR BIO

I got hooked on trashy romance novels in junior high, but my mom took them away from me, But she couldn’t stop me from daydreaming. After I got married, I wrote some of my naughtier daydreams down and sent them to Playgirl magazine. Two of them got published. I kept daydreaming and writing stories until my dirty stories turned into trashy books.

I live in Colorado, but I’ll always be a loyal Wisconsin Cheesehead. When I’m not lusting after my next bad boy hero, I’m looking for inspiration in sci-fi and action movies, football players, morally ambiguous lawyers, muscle cars, and kick-butt chicks.

You can find me on Facebook, and on Twitter I’m known as Trashy Writer. I call myself a trashy writer because I want my readers to know that I enjoy mindless escapism as much as they do. I’m not out to win a Pulitzer Prize. (But I'm an award-winning finalist in erotica, USA Book News 2012.) I just want to help someone relax and get away from it all for a little while. I write romance, erotica and trash for fun and pleasure.

Links

Trashy's Treasures Blog: http://trashystreasures.com/
Books: http://evolvedpub.com/ameliajamesbooks/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/TrashyWriter
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmeliaJamesAuthor
Google +: https://plus.google.com/u/0/106317629275663311597/posts
Good Reads: http://www.goodreads.com/trashywriter

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THE GOOD STUFF

Okay, maybe this isn't the "good stuff," per se (That excerpt was pretty good too!), but it is about free chocolate! And yeah, in my book, that's always good. Yes, I said free chocolate!


Now onto the details...

Amelia be awarding a candy bar and book mark to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a Grand Prize of a limited addition signed copy of Home is Where the Heat Is to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour (INTERNATIONAL WINNERS).

a Rafflecopter giveaway

For more chances to win, you can follow Amelia's Virtual Book Tour here.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

And the Book Tour Winners are...

Thank you to everyone who followed my virtual book your for A Soldier's Seduction. You guys so totally rock! And even though the tour is over, the book is still free from the publisher at www.SilkWords.com. And now onto the contest winners...

For the two $10 Amazon GC (via rafflecopter):

Olivia Starke
and
Raelynn Hampton

For the personalized charm bracelet:

Elena Istomina

I'll email y'all later and get your prizes to you. Again, thanks to everyone for supporting me. I love all you guys. 

Later, Lovelies.