Beyond the ‘Zon

Hello! I’ve made a decision, and have it almost fully implemented: I’m going wide with all my titles. Yes, from here on out I am no longer in the KU (kindle Unlimited) program, which required Amazon exclusivity. Now my books are available at Barnes & Noble, kobo, All Romance, and other major retailers. (I’ve updated my “books” page with buy links)

I’m not sure if this is a good choice or a bad one, I guess we never know that about any decision until it is too late, right? I’m just hoping this isn’t a mistake. But I suppose, if it is, it can be reversed.

I’m kind of sorry to be out of KU, only because I loved the idea of an amazon subscription service. As a reader, I think that kind of thing is fantastic. But as a writer, having to be exclusive with one retailer is tough. It means if I don’t get enough “reads” on the subscription, the program is not really worthwhile. I wonder about non-exclusive sites like 24 symbols and  scribd (which I have a few books on!) and how long they will last. It seems most of the subscription sites have been short lived, especially the ones that paid authors well.

If you’re a reader, and you prefer a retailer other than Amazon, here are my pages on Barnes & NoblekoboAll Romance e-Books

If you are an author, what are your thoughts on KU now? Is it still working for you? Or are you out, as well?

Rainbow Book Fair

I did it! I had a great time, too 🙂IMG_4875

Behind me you can see the tables full of vintage gay porn, which I had to resist buying 🙂 The man selling that stuff was really sweet and I loved looking through it all. I sold some books. Not a ton, but a decent amount, especially considering this was not a romance event. I got to talk with a lot of interesting people and that made the day pretty great. I wish I had walked around more! I only made one circle of the room and I said hello to a few people I knew from facebook, but I didn’t chat as much as I’d have liked.

I managed to keep my feelings of maybe not belonging there in check. I did get several passers-by who commented their surprise that there were “so many women who write gay stories!” but when I talked with them they seemed more amazed than upset, and a few even bought my books so that was cool.

I saw this guy wearing a super fun t-shirt, and doing something with his phone. This is the shirt: frontand what he was doing with his phone was live-casting from the fair for a group called PrideCasters. I spoke with him a few minutes and he explained what “periscope” is (It’s a video app. I had no idea lol) and he told me all about pridecasters. You can follow them on twitter @pridecasters and see what they do. He was trying to get people to join as casters, it seems a relatively new channel. I love the idea and I hope they are very successful. You can see my video here (I’m on with my awesome table-mate Renee at around 3 minutes in) and it also gives a great taste of what the fair was like.

After the fair I went to dinner with some very nice authors, and had a fun evening talking with them. Socializing was definitely the highlight of the trip for me. I will likely be going to the fair again next year! It was a great time and had a wonderful, positive vibe. Everyone seemed happy to be there ❤ and I am glad I was there, too.

 

More Than Love

My m/m contemporary More Than Love is live!

I hope people like this story. It’s not very action packed or dramatic: it’s a quiet story of love. I know that is not as popular as other styles, but I hope maybe some people will enjoy it anyway.trustme_cover_v3

The two main characters are Dan and Ian. Dan is the point-of-view character the whole time, he’s a cop in his late 30’s who is longing for a relationship. Ian is a guy he dated in college and never forgot, and this is the story of their second chance at love.

If you are looking for a gentle love story with a happy ending, give it a try!

Thanks ❤

Cover reveal!

Hi! I have a cover for my upcoming release More Than Love!!trustme_cover_v3

It’s a little different from my usual kissing/embracing covers. I hope it represents the story and draws people in, anyway. Here’s the blurb:

Dan watched the people in his life settle down, get married, and have kids, while he cycled through a seemingly endless string of break-ups and disappointing relationship fails. So when Ian, the college boyfriend Dan never quite forgot, comes back to town and wants to get together, Dan jumps at a second chance with the one who got away. And despite his track record he holds out hope that he and Ian might make it work this time.

While Ian is still just as sweet and sexy as he ever was back in college, he’s also harder, slicker, and more secretive than Dan remembers. As a cop, Dan’s suspicions are roused by Ian’s behavior. As a man, he wants nothing more than to ignore those worries and fall headfirst into their new relationship. If Ian is a criminal, turning him in will break Dan’s heart. But ignoring Ian’s crimes could ruin Dan’s career.

Sometimes, what destroys us are not the things we fear, but our fears themselves.

Release date: March 25!!

If you’re interested in winning a copy before you can buy one, enter my goodreads giveaway! If you win, you’ll get a spiffy paperback signed by me 🙂

Valentine Sales

Hi! I’m taking part in a multi-author promo for Valentine’s day ❤ Lots of great LGBT Romances are discounted.

(apologies to those who subscribe to my newsletter and have already seen this)

My book, Waterwitch, is on sale for .99 through the 15th
This is a gay paranormal romance, with witch and fae characters.

Alina Popescu’s Edge of Hope is a m/f paranormal romance, book 1 in her Bad Blood series, and will be on sale for .99 February 13th-15th

If you want to pick up book 2 in Alina’s Bad Blood series, that is also on sale! Breaking of Bonds will be discounted to .99 February 13th-15th as well.

Chris McHart has a book on sale for .99, a gay m-preg called Saving Alex. It’s book two in a series, but book 1 is available free. 🙂

Ana J. Phoenix has a short available for free, and it sounds like a great valentine’s day read! Valentine’s Surprise

For something longer by Ana J. Phoenix, check out For Never and Always, on sale for .99 during Valentine’s week!

If you are into lesbian Romances, even a little, you’ll want to check out Renee Cronin’s Tastes like Cherry. On sale for FREE February 13th-15th

Gay sci-fi/futuristic fans will want to get Wendy Rathbone’s The Moonling Prince while it is discounted. It will be free on amazon February 13th-15th

I hope you find something you enjoy on this list. If you do, please consider writing a review. It is the nicest valentine’s gift an author can receive!
Have a great weekend ❤

Doing a freebie because I can

Just for fun, just to brighten up my winter and sprinkle a little freebie-spice on my sales chart, I’m running a few freebies this weekend!
I don’t think I’ve done any free promos since my book “Bound” went permanently free, and that was a while ago. So this weekend I put my m/m/m story “Uncharted Hearts” and my m/m/f menage collection “Wynn’s Charm Shop” on a free promotion.

Download them if you’re interested! They’ll both be free through the 31st (Sunday). And if you enjoy them, please consider leaving a review. Reviews help soooo much!

casual man acting as a fortune teller

kindle_cover_smHappy weekend 🙂