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After what felt like an eternity, Strings Attached is finally here!
I have a huge soft spot for this story, The hubby and I went to Hawaii years ago and adored it, so a holiday story set in Hawaii was fun to write. My editor, Tamzin, and I really made a lot of changes to the story, but they were all for the better, IMO.
James Hastings is having a bad week. All he wants to do is buy a six-pack and spend an evening moping. Instead, he wins a weeklong trip to Hawaii, thanks to a young man at the liquor store.
Tattoo and piercing artist Travis Barton is surprised when the cute guy he helped out wins a trip and invites him to come along. Still, he’s not about to pass up a free trip to Hawaii.
Travis’s idea of a no-strings fling goes against James’s nature, but it seems like a great way to make the trip even better. Then their hot, uninhibited nights together start to blur into something more, and James starts to imagine Christmas ever after — Travis, with strings attached.
Note:This book is a revised and re-edited version of a book sold elsewhere under the title Fantasies: Christmas.
Former military man Mason Larue is into one-night-stands and big, burly guys. So while attending a crowded and noisy costume party, he is not happy to find himself unnaturally attracted to a sweet, slim young man wearing eyeliner and dressed in a fairy costume.
After a spectacular night spent with Avery, however, Mason begins to change his mind about what he wants. Can he somehow get past his fears and stereotypes in time to obtain what he never knew he desired?
In other news, I signed contracts with Loose Id for two reprints. Fool for Love and Fantasies: Christmas will both be released by Loose Id, hopefully later this year. Both of these books will be expanded and changed quite a bit from their original forms.
Getting new covers is one of my favorite things about being an author. In the past couple of weeks, I’ve gotten three brand new covers! Even though two are for reprints, they look completely different from the old covers. I enjoyed seeing how different artists portray the same themes.
Always a Groomsman
April Martinez designed this one, which is for my June 11 Loose Id release. I definitely felt the “awww” factor when I opened the file for the first time. I might be biased, but I think the cover is perfect for a wedding-themed story.
The other two, by Trace Edward Zaber of Amber Quill Press, are for the reprints I have coming this month and next. I never thought the previous covers did justice to the stories, as one was previously published in an anthology, and the other had a stock Halloween cover with a girl on it. Neither cover was bad before, they just didn’t tell much about what the stories were about.
Trust, my one and only BDSM story to date, is due out June 16. Not a BDSM fan? Don’t worry. It’s very light BDSM.
The Carpenter and the Fairy
The Carpenter and the Fairy is due out May 26. It’s a fun Halloween tale about opposites attracting.
Tattoo artist Laurie Watson has felt the distance between himself and his live-in boyfriend, Win, for a long time, but he’s finally had enough. He’s determined to figure out how to work out whatever’s gone wrong between them. Unfortunately, when he gets home, he finds Win talking with his ex.
Figuring he’s missed his chance to fix things between them, Laurie flees. The temperamental elevator has other ideas, however, and Laurie and Win are trapped between floors.
No longer able to hide from their problems, Laurie and Win will either make up, or break up for good…
I just signed a contract with Loose Id for a gay contemporary novella, entitled Always a Groomsman. I’m thinking it will be out sometime this summer, but I don’t have a release date as of yet. In fact, I just got the first set of edits yesterday.
In other news, I got a cover for my April 14th release from Amber Allure. Going Down is the story of a man who wants to save his failing relationship, but he doesn’t know how. After a few things make him certain it’s too late, he ends up trapped in an elevator with his soon-to-be ex. Will they make up…or break up?
Up until last week, I was frantically working on a story for a submission call. It’s now finished and subbed. All I have to do is wait… *crosses fingers*
I needed something to distract me while I wait for news, so I started the third Institute book. My hope is to have it out this summer (from Amber Allure), although that will depend on how long it ends up being and how quickly I finish. As of this evening, I have 4025 words of what will probably be around 60,000.
Not a bad start.
I don’t want to spoil anything, but I will say this book features Garris, who first made his appearance in Touch.