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Way to start my Wednesday! Thanks to Rick R. Reed and his “Good Karma, Good Books” feature I’m tickled to see the cover of DRIVE ME HOME gracing the web once again.

One of the joys of writing is how both hindsight and craft development fill me with thoughts of what I wished I’d explored further in this novel. But I’m pleased with how the story stands the test of time and changing political climates. It’s also been far too long since I’ve been back to Nevada!

DRIVE ME HOME

Available in print and eBook at Dreamspinner Press

Also available Amazon, ARe, and other eRetailers

A December 2009 Top Pick at Dark Divas Reviews

5 Diva Review and a December 2009 Recommended Read at Dark Divas Reviews

Summary:

Las Vegas isn’t just a glamorous, glitzy playground for high rollers, Elvis impersonators, and blushing newlyweds. It’s also a seedy, worn-out dumping ground for the lonely, the broken, and the lost. Eric Moss is one of those drifters, just marking time, until he meets two very different men, both of whom could change his life.

Marc Evans is a rich casino owner. He offers Eric safety, security, and a chance to regain some of his ravaged past. Brad Torres is a garage mechanic. He offers Eric nothing at all.

The choice might have been easy, if Eric weren’t intensely attracted to both men. He has to choose between Sin City’s sparkling lights and a life in the shadows—will he be able to live with his heart’s decision?

Excerpt:

“The come stains are the worst, you know.”

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High on the coolness factor today was learning from @ChucklingAllan that The Reason for the Season Japanese translation is now available on Kindle from AmazonJP.  The translation was done by Aki Fuyuto, and the awesome cover art is by Etsumi Ninomiya.

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Yep. Pretty darn cool.

For those of us who don't happen to read Japanese the American [notice, dear British friends, I did not say "English" :) ] version is available from Dreamspinner Press who will happily send the ebook to your Kindle for your holiday reading pleasure, or offer your choice of many other formats.

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The Reason for the Season is one of my favorites as I wrote it during one of our first (and sadly, now all too commonplace "snowpocalypses"). A little bit road story, a little bit sweet romance, I was thrilled when it was offered in a Japanese translation l in 2013 by the magazine Dear+.
Here's an excerpt for readers of both versions:

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Our holiday celebrations continue with an excerpt from Better with Sprinkles. We love having friends and family join us in our traditional cookie baking marathons and surprisingly, there’s still enough to give away when we’re done. We have several favorite recipes and I had a hard time picking which one to include at the end of this story for my readers to bake and enjoy. In the end, both Tom and I favor the soft frosted sugar cookie recipe adapted by my grandmother and I hope you actually try the recipe and decide for yourself. Do you and your family have a favorite cookie recipe you make each holiday?



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Better with Sprinkles

This and all the Dreamspinner Press holiday stories 30% off December 2-5!

College student Tom Molina isn’t too interested when his roommate Derek tries to convince him to leave his books and help out with the campus LGBTA Center’s annual Christmas cookie sale. But Derek has an ace in the hole to score the center Tom’s grandmother’s sugar cookie recipe: fellow volunteer Jeanette’s cousin just happens to be the organic chemistry T.A. Tom’s been dreaming about. Now Tom just has to hope Isaac is as interested in baking cookies as he is in chemistry and HIV awareness.


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The US Thanksgiving celebration is next week (!!!! already !!!!) and I'm having trouble finding my Holiday spirit. How about you? To help us along I thought I'd head back into the blog archives and pull out a post from December of 2012 and the release of the Pink Squirrel Press Anthology - Winter Warmers. (Please note: I'm sorry, but the giveaway is over) With a peek at the cover and a dip into one of the stories  all of a sudden my Holiday spirits are rising. I hope yours will too.




Where's the Snow, Snow, Snow? Originally posted December 13, 2012

With Michigan's unseasonably warm and dry weather it seems as if everyone except us has snow this year. But that's okay, we can join the authors of Winter Warmers this week on our Toe-Tingling, Finger-unFrosting, Neck-Nuzzling, Sofa-Snuggling Blog Tour to find our Holiday Spirit!

Each day, one of us will chat about the why and how of our warming, heartfelt, romantic and amusing stories. Feel free to chat with any of us about your thoughts for the season – especially if you have equally good ideas to keep warm. And your comment will also enter you into a draw on Monday Dec 17 to win a FREE COPY.

Clare London started us out on Monday, Josephine Myles carried us through to Tuesday, and Lou Harper put us over the hump on Wednesday with an explaination of just what is a cockle, much less how to warm one. Stop by their blogs and say hello, then be sure to visit with J.L. Merrow on Friday.

                   

It's December 13th, and as I look out my window there is not a single snowflake to be seen. The yard is still a vibrant shade of green and the squirrels are happily streaking through grass that needs a mow instead of bounding over drifts and sliding on the icy deck in search of the sunflower seeds our cat insists we put out for them. Is this really Michigan? Looks like we'll have to drive north to the 45th Parallel, that halfway point between the equator and the North Pole, if we want to have a white Christmas.

You might think we'd be glad not to have to deal with all the fluffy white stuff, wouldn't you? But without it, there's little call for Chez Munder to pull out our collection of wild and woolly knitwear and head to the nearest toboggan run. That's a shame as in my contribution to the anthology, Butterscotch Kisses, both Adam's occupation and assortment of character hats were inspired by some of our family's real life snow adventures. I had a lot of fun sharing our winter fun (and favorite warming drink) with Adam and Matthew, and it's no surprise to us the two of them ended up together. You try resisting a man in a moose-head hat.

(Psssst. I'll tell you a secret - it's all in the horns!)

It's a tradition to find a new hat each year and we are looking for our latest addition. So what design do you think would top a moose, a sock monkey, a lizard, and a Pikachu when it comes to headgear? Leave me a comment and share a link to the winter hat you think we should buy for 2012!

                       


WINTER WARMERS
- a seasonal anthology

Mulled wine. Butterscotch kisses. Hideous sweaters. Candy at the beach, or a trip to a sex shop in Amsterdam. And the man of your dreams, wrapped around you...

Winter warmers come in many shapes and sizes, from the tongue-in-cheek to the hot-as-hell. Enjoy a quintet of heart-warming tales of men loving men from Clare London, Chrissy Munder, JL Merrow, Josephine Myles, and Lou Harper that are guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face.

One thing's for sure—it's going to be a red-hot Christmas!

Available here on Amazon UK, Amazon US, and All Romance Ebooks.


Lucky Dip by Clare London

Andy Jackson always knew that class 2C’s help in preparing for the annual Christmas Fair would be a mixed blessing. Then he’s paired up on the Lucky Dip with Greg, the man who dumped him but now can’t keep away, the pupils are either lecturing him on his lovelife or losing bladder control, and no one’s fixed the broken handle on the storage room. It may all be one whoopee cushion too far for him.

Butterscotch Kisses by Chrissy Munder

Matthew Morrison is determined to conquer his fear of heights and achieve a winning outcome. At least, that's what the best-selling, self-help book he's listening to promises. Being stuck on a three-story tower in the middle of a snowstorm wasn't part of the plan. With no St. Bernard in sight, it's Cute Ticket Guy Adam to the rescue, and an outcome Matthew never anticipated.

Wintertide by Lou Harper

May meets December when Jem and Oscar chance on each other at the Santa Monica Pier, only weeks before Christmas. The two men are separated by age, social status, and their taste in candy, yet if they are both naughty and nice, they might just find holiday cheer together.

When in Amsterdam... by Josephine Myles

Brandon is on his first visit to new boyfriend Jos's home country, just in time for their Sinterklaas celebrations. But an unexpected detour into a sex shop leads Brandon to new discoveries about himself, and a whole new dynamic to their relationship. The weather may be cold and damp, but Brandon and Jos soon heat things up!

A Pint of Beer, a Bag of Chips, and Thou by JL Merrow

What's the best gift a young man could get for Christmas? Mohawked saxophonist Liam wouldn't have picked the hideous collection of knitwear he's presented with by his mum and his aunties. He'd rather have the gorgeous older man he sees every day while busking at King's Cross. But with a little Christmas magic in the air, maybe those garish garments are just the thing for attracting a silver fox...

                        

mistletoeStop by my Holiday Page for more heart-warming Holiday Stories!
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A big thank you to everyone who participated in our Winter Warmer Blog Tour last week!

Stop by Clare London's blog  and see who won! (don't forget, you have until December 21st to enter to win a copy over at Stumbling over Chaos!)
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It's the last day of our Winter Warmers Toe-Tingling, Finger-unFrosting, Neck-Nuzzling, Sofa-Snuggling Blog Tour! While sad, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we have.

Winding up our week is a special treat from JL Merrow. A brief glimpse into the continuing adventures of Liam and Neil, the characters from her anthology story, A Pint of Beer, a Bag of Chips, and Thou.

Click on the ornament to read and enjoy. Remember, your comment will also enter you into a draw on Monday Dec 17 to win a FREE COPY.

You can still read and comment on our other posts this week:

  Monday               Tuesday               Wednesday            Thursday 







And don't forget to visit Stumbling over Chaos for another chance to win!

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I'm not going to be around this week, so I thought I'd start my Monday with round-up of what's happening. You ready?

Monday, December 19th - Congratulations to Acme05 - the Winner of the weekend Winter Warmers Blog Hop! Our thanks to everyone who commented and joined in the fun.

Wednesday, December 21st - Author [livejournal.com profile] anne_barwell will be Stuffing Your Stockings over at Whipped Cream Reviews Blogfest Celebration. Go say hi!

Wednesday is also the 3rd Wednesday of the Month - and that means it's time for The Clare and Chrissy Show!. Stop by [livejournal.com profile] clarelondon's blog to see what we have to say as we bid farewell to another year. I won't get a chance to comment until the weekend, but Clare will share the love in my absence.

Thursday, December 22nd - This time the Winter Warmers Authors will be be Stuffing Your Stockings over at Whipped Cream Reviews Blogfest Celebration. Leave a comment and be entered to win a copy of the Winter Warmers anthology. This contest runs until the 30th!

Friday, December 23rd - Join the Winter Warmers Authors from 2pm EST - 4:30pm EST as we CHAT LIVE over at Coffee Time Romance's Yahoo Group. Stop by and say hello to be entered into a chance to win a copy of the anthology as well as a variety of author swag.

Don't forget to visit the Not Your Usual Suspects blog as they share a month-long posting of fun and festivities. Comment on any post in December and be entered to win free books. Including the fabulous Blinded by Our Eyes by [livejournal.com profile] clarelondon.

And should you celebrate, enjoy the Holiday!
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I'm not going to be around this week, so I thought I'd start my Monday with round-up of what's happening. You ready?

Monday, December 19th - Congratulations to Acme05 - the Winner of the weekend Winter Warmers Blog Hop! Our thanks to everyone who commented and joined in the fun.

Wednesday, December 21st - Author [livejournal.com profile] anne_barwell will be Stuffing Your Stockings over at Whipped Cream Reviews Blogfest Celebration. Go say hi!

Wednesday is also the 3rd Wednesday of the Month - and that means it's time for The Clare and Chrissy Show!. Stop by [livejournal.com profile] clarelondon's blog to see what we have to say as we bid farewell to another year. I won't get a chance to comment until the weekend, but Clare will share the love in my absence.

Thursday, December 22nd - This time the Winter Warmers Authors will be be Stuffing Your Stockings over at Whipped Cream Reviews Blogfest Celebration. Leave a comment and be entered to win a copy of the Winter Warmers anthology.

Friday, December 23rd - Join the Winter Warmers Authors from 2pm EST - 4:30pm EST as we CHAT LIVE over at Coffee Time Romance's Yahoo Group. Stop by and say hello to be entered into a chance to win a copy of the anthology as well as a variety of author swag.

Don't forget to visit the Not Your Usual Suspects blog as they share a month-long posting of fun and festivities. Comment on any post in December and be entered to win free books. Including the fabulous Blinded by Our Eyes by [livejournal.com profile] clarelondon.

And should you celebrate, enjoy the Holiday!
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Readers, start your hopping. The Stuff Your Stockings Blog Hop Event starts today. 192 Authors, publishers, and review sites, each with a contest and your chance to win!

$450+ In Gift Cards to Amazon, B&N, ARe, and Other Publisher Sites

150+ In Ebooks of all heat levels

Jewlery, Gift Baskets, Christmas Ornaments, and all kinds of goodies, books, & gift certificates,

Each participating author is going to hold a contest on their blog with so many treats up for grabs it’s enough to make every reader’s Christmas just that much happier! In each contest post the author will link the others participating in the blog hop to help you find each and ever stop to increase your chances to win.

The contest will start Friday, December 16, 2011 and go till midnight EST unday, December 18, 2011.

So, what are you waiting for? Start your hop with Pink Squirrel Press. Leave a comment for your chance to win, and then hop on over to the main Event Page for links to the other participating sites.

Have Fun!
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Readers, start your hopping. The Stuff Your Stockings Blog Hop Event starts today. 192 Authors, publishers, and review sites, each with a contest and your chance to win!

$450+ In Gift Cards to Amazon, B&N, ARe, and Other Publisher Sites

150+ In Ebooks of all heat levels

Jewlery, Gift Baskets, Christmas Ornaments, and all kinds of goodies, books, & gift certificates,

Each participating author is going to hold a contest on their blog with so many treats up for grabs it’s enough to make every reader’s Christmas just that much happier! In each contest post the author will link the others participating in the blog hop to help you find each and ever stop to increase your chances to win.

The contest will start Friday, December 16, 2011 and go till midnight EST unday, December 18, 2011.

So, what are you waiting for? Start your hop with Pink Squirrel Press. Leave a comment for your chance to win, and then hop on over to the main Event Page for links to the other participating sites.

Have Fun!
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Time to roundup some more reviews. Yeehaw! Why yes, the theme from Rawhide is still swirling through my brain, why do you ask?

Here's a list of latest links. As before, click one, click them all. Lovely things are said.

At Well Read.
At Pants Off Reviews. Poor Darien will never stay warm if he keeps this up.
At Reviews by Jessewave.

Congratulations to all our Anthology and Swag Winners!

ParanormalRomanceFan, Sarahs7836, and Peggy at the Beth Wylde Yahoo Group Chat
Aija at Romance Around the Corner.
Bryant at Reviews by Jessewave.
HJ at Coffee and Porn in the Morning
Dianna at Stumbling Over Chaos.

There are still more chances to win - visit our Winter Warmers Events Page or the Upcoming Events at my website for more info.
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Time to roundup some more reviews. Yeehaw! Why yes, the theme from Rawhide is still swirling through my brain, why do you ask?

Here's a list of latest links. As before, click one, click them all. Lovely things are said.

At Well Read.
At Pants Off Reviews. Poor Darien will never stay warm if he keeps this up.
At Reviews by Jessewave.

Congratulations to all our Anthology and Swag Winners!

ParanormalRomanceFan, Sarahs7836, and Peggy at the Beth Wylde Yahoo Group Chat
Aija at Romance Around the Corner.
Bryant at Reviews by Jessewave.
HJ at Coffee and Porn in the Morning
Dianna at Stumbling Over Chaos.

There are still more chances to win - visit our Winter Warmers Events Page or the Upcoming Events at my website for more info.
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... Sing that to the theme music for "Rawhide" and you'll see what earworm is making me crazy today. But, yes, the Winter Warmers wagon train keeps on a'rolling.

We have a blog post up today at Top2Bottom Reviews - stop by, say hi, and grab some terrific drink recipes guaranteed to numb your toes.


And on December 22nd we'll be Stuffing Your Stockings over at Whipped Cream Reviews Blogfest Celebration. Leave a comment and be entered to win a copy of the Winter Warmers anthology.
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... Sing that to the theme music for "Rawhide" and you'll see what earworm is making me crazy today. But, yes, the Winter Warmers wagon train keeps on a'rolling.

We have a blog post up today at Top2Bottom Reviews - stop by, say hi, and grab some terrific drink recipes guaranteed to numb your toes.


And on December 22nd we'll be Stuffing Your Stockings over at Whipped Cream Reviews Blogfest Celebration. Leave a comment and be entered to win a copy of the Winter Warmers anthology.
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I'm late, I'm late. Phew! At least not for the chat, (yet!). Sorry for the late reminder, but today's the day. Join the Winter Warmers' Authors as we chat live at the Beth Wylde Yahoo Group. There'll be excerpts, giddiness, a chance to win a copy of the anthology, and author swag. Fun, did I mention Fun? Yep. Much fun. Come join us from 2:00pm EST - 5:00pm EST.

Hope to see you there!
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I'm late, I'm late. Phew! At least not for the chat, (yet!). Sorry for the late reminder, but today's the day. Join the Winter Warmers' Authors as we chat live at the Beth Wylde Yahoo Group. There'll be excerpts, giddiness, a chance to win a copy of the anthology, and author swag. Fun, did I mention Fun? Yep. Much fun. Come join us from 2:00pm EST - 5:00pm EST.

Hope to see you there!
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Yes, I know. Some post titles just shouldn't be. Go have more coffee. What can I say, I need another cup or twelve myself.

Let me first congratulate everyone who won or received mention in The Rainbow Awards. Special appreciation for Elisa and everyone else behind the scenes for putting in all that work to make the event such a success.

Curious what others are saying about Winter Warmers? Click one, click them all. They have some very nice things to say.

Top2Bottom Reviews
Tam's Reads
Kassa
Romance around the Corner
Queer Magazine Online.

There's still time to win a free copy of the anthology or just participate in our release month festivities!

Find us at the following venues:
Today at Coffee and Porn in the Morning.
Tomorrow as part of Jingle Your Balls Month at Chicks & Dicks.
Tuesday, December 13th, from 2-5pm EST as part of Beth Wylde's Yahoo Group Month Long Celebration.
December 16th-18th as we participate (with over 180 other fine authors and publishers!)in the "Stuff Your Stockings" Blog Hop!
and December 23rd, from 2-4:30pm EST as we chat over at Coffee Time Romance's Yahoo Group.

There may even be a couple more chances to win. I'll keep you updated.
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Yes, I know. Some post titles just shouldn't be. Go have more coffee. What can I say, I need another cup or twelve myself.

Let me first congratulate everyone who won or received mention in The Rainbow Awards. Special appreciation for Elisa and everyone else behind the scenes for putting in all that work to make the event such a success.

Curious what others are saying about Winter Warmers? Click one, click them all. They have some very nice things to say.

Top2Bottom Reviews
Tam's Reads
Kassa
Romance around the Corner
Queer Magazine Online.

There's still time to win a free copy of the anthology or just participate in our release month festivities!

Find us at the following venues:
Today at Coffee and Porn in the Morning.
Tomorrow as part of Jingle Your Balls Month at Chicks & Dicks.
Tuesday, December 13th, from 2-5pm EST as part of Beth Wylde's Yahoo Group Month Long Celebration.
December 16th-18th as we participate (with over 180 other fine authors and publishers!)in the "Stuff Your Stockings" Blog Hop!
and December 23rd, from 2-4:30pm EST as we chat over at Coffee Time Romance's Yahoo Group.

There may even be a couple more chances to win. I'll keep you updated.
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Baby, it's cold outside! Beat the chill with WINTER WARMERS - a seasonal anthology

Mulled wine. Butterscotch kisses. Hideous sweaters. Candy at the beach, or a trip to a sex shop in Amsterdam. And the man of your dreams, wrapped around you...

Winter warmers come in many shapes and sizes, from the tongue-in-cheek to the hot-as-hell. Enjoy a quintet of heart-warming tales of men loving men from Clare London, Chrissy Munder, JL Merrow, Josephine Myles, and Lou Harper that are guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face.


One thing's for sure—it's going to be a red-hot Christmas!

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Winter Warmers  - Coming 28th November, 2011

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Baby, it's cold outside! Beat the chill with WINTER WARMERS - a seasonal anthology

Mulled wine. Butterscotch kisses. Hideous sweaters. Candy at the beach, or a trip to a sex shop in Amsterdam. And the man of your dreams, wrapped around you...

Winter warmers come in many shapes and sizes, from the tongue-in-cheek to the hot-as-hell. Enjoy a quintet of heart-warming tales of men loving men from Clare London, Chrissy Munder, JL Merrow, Josephine Myles, and Lou Harper that are guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face.


One thing's for sure—it's going to be a red-hot Christmas!

click to read more )

Winter Warmers  - Coming 28th November, 2011