novels

The Fall Guide preview

Here’s the cover for The Fall Guide, coming in late autumn of this year. It’s something fun and sexy, writing it was a blast.

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Eric Caville is an established beauty blogger seeking to parlay his expertise and online renown to put out his own line of products. When he experiences failure to launch, a chance meeting with smooth producer Devon Talbot results in help from a most unexpected source. Devon is sexy, insightful, and treats Eric better than his own boyfriend. Eric has difficult choices ahead of him in terms of going back to the drawing board with his business, his love life, and whether either will see him through to next season. Along the way, he has to tackle his pride and overcome past associations before they hold him back from reaching out for what he wants the most.

Tour de Foodie Course Two wraps up

Hit up Megan’s Livejournal to enjoy A Signature Meal from The Competitive Edge.

Working on The Competitive Edge with Megan was a challenge and a joy. I made some changes I’m really happy with, and even more are yet to come with the final installment, Surfeit for the Senses.

Don’t forget to sign up for the giveaway, time is running out! And remember to eat before you read it. 🙂

Tour de Foodie Day Four

Did you check out Masterchef and the Spirit of Rivalry over at World of Diversity Fiction? Of this week’s blog tour entries, I think it’s one of my favorites.

If you haven’t told me what you think of the blog tour yet, I’d be mighty obliged if you took a moment to drop a comment. I’d love to hear your thoughts on what worked, and what I could have improved.

So much has been happening this week, my senses are reeling as I do my best to stay caught up. I’ve got a new cover tease to bring you, signed two contracts, pre-registered for Rainbow Con, and pre-registered for the Gay Romance NW Meet-up in September. And that’s the tip of the iceberg. More to come on all that, and other things yet to come.

Writing for Klaxon at the Core is going really well right now. I’ve caught up with my deficit and I’ve written quite a lot this month, and though I’ll be writing into this summer, I’m really pleased with the outline and my pre-reader’s responses to the story. It’s been wonderful to explore more of Theo and Bastian’s lives.

The Tour de Foodie continues

Hope everyone is having a fantastic week!

Today brings you Basic Cooking Skills at Babes in Boyland, along with an Anthony Bourdain video along the same lines, and a brand-new excerpt.

Basically, don’t ever do this:

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Also, shockingly, I’ve learned that I can cut onions without weeping when I’m wearing my contact lenses, but when I try to cut them wearing no lenses, only my glasses, I turn into a blubbering mess. I’ve had to step away from the kitchen to wipe my eyes!

Speaking of competitive cooking shows, tomorrow brings with it new Masterchef, and the season is off to a rousing start! Last year, Luca prepared a dish for the judges and two out of three judges thought he wasn’t there yet. I was happy to see him re-apply with a daring broccoli rabe ravioli, and he got through on two out of three votes this year. I can’t wait to see how he does, and hope he makes it into the Masterchef kitchen after the first eliminations.

The Competitive Edge is also available through Amazon now, and if you haven’t picked up a copy, do feel free to enter my giveaway!

Hope you’re enjoying the blog tour, let me know what you think – I’ll have another tour coming out for the conclusion of the Appetite series (for now), Surfeit for the Senses, in July and your feedback is important to me!

The Competitive Edge release day

Today is the day! The Competitive Edge goes live this evening at around 8 pm Eastern time. Until then, you can still snag it at the pre-order price of 15% off directly from the press. After today, it’ll be available from Less Than Three and third-party distributors.

To celebrate the release, join me for the first two stops on the blog tour:

The Allure of Competitive Cooking Shows at the Armchair Reader

Food is Sex at It’s Raining Men

…with more to come!

Thanks, everyone, for your marvelous support and I can’t wait for you to read Course Two of the Appetite series. And please, let me know what you think of the blog hop entries! Have a fabulous day.

Signal to Noise is featured!

Less Than Three Press has chosen Signal to Noise for the book of the week!

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It’s been three years since the Incursion; three long years since Bastian and his twin brother Theo became the sole survivors on the planet Noise. Their distress calls have gone unanswered, and they are running out of supplies. They have no one but each other. And when the long-awaited rescue finally arrives, it brings with it complications that make being alone and forgotten look easy.

See what others thought of this story on Goodreads.

Stop on by and pick up your ebook or print copy. Use code: MAYBOW3 to get 25% off this title!

Code is only valid Friday, May 17 – Saturday, May 18, 2013.

And please, spread the word. 🙂

pot au feu

A “pot-au-feu” is a kind of mixed pot, a beef stew or literally “pot on fire.” I used it as an entry title for something else, because the post had a lot of diverse “ingredients.”

It, and all the food-related trappings on Hannibal, have got me thinking about my own foodie journeys upcoming this month.

The first is my own foodie tour to Chicago. I’ll be sure to take photos and make an extensive report. It’s going to be a lot of fun, and a ton of food! The second is one of my upcoming releases for this month:

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A Competitive Edge is coming out at the end of May, and I’ll be having a blog tour to accompany its release. What sort of topics would you like to see? What food-related posts, what sort of details about Alex or Nik, or perhaps what missing moments might you enjoy reading?

On a related tangent, are you looking for great stories to read? Jamie Sullivan has one worth checking out. Imaginary is releasing this coming week! Click here to get details on her giveaway and the upcoming blog tour to accompany her new story. Not only am I a fan, but Megan Derr says the story is amazing, so it shot to the top of my to-buy list.

Have a great week, everyone, and I’ll strive to keep this updated more often! April was a bit of a slump for me but I foresee amazing things for this month, and hopefully the rest of the year.

Vote for May’s Books of the Month

Less Than Three Press will be featured as the spotlight publisher for May over on Goodreads.

As part of that awesomesauce, they’ve put up a list of books to feature for May!

Check out the May Book of the Month poll to vote for which Less Than Three books will be featured. I’m absolutely chuffed that A Cut Above the Rest and From the Inside Out have been nominated.

Note: you must be a member of the Goodreads M/M Romance group to vote.

In the meantime I’ve been working toward a deadline, and have now injured my wrist. This is such a crappy injury for a writer. We’ll see what the doctor has to say tomorrow.

Guest Post and Giveaway: T. T. Kove

Good evening, readers! Tonight we have a guest post from the lovely T.T. Kove, who has a brand new release I think you’re going to want to check out! See what she has to say about Sakura Kiss, and stick with us for details about the giveaway at the end.

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Armas wanted to start over in a new country, with new people, something he achieved by moving to Japan. In the beginning of the book, he is severely depressed and nothing really interest him, except for one thing: the cherry blossom trees.

The first thing that comes to mind when I think about Japan, except the hot, Asian men, is the cherry blossom trees. They’re beautiful with their pink flowers and I could very well go to Japan simply to watch them.

I have seen one such tree here in Norway, back in my hometown. It doesn’t bloom often, but when it does it is simply striking to look at. I think this trees are quite fascinating, and that has bled into Armas in this book. Watching the cherry blossom trees calms him down and gives him just a sliver of peace for a little while.

    *** THE BOOK ***

Sakura Kiss

Memories of a brutal attack have left Armas afraid—of people, of intimacy, of admitting his sexuality. But shortly after arriving in Tokyo on business, he ventures out for a drink … and wakes up in the morning in a strange hotel room after a night he can only vaguely remember, though all his memories are surprisingly sweet. In a panic he flees, determined to leave the whole night behind him and get back to a life that is comfortable, familiar. His plans are ruined when his one night stand proves to be the CEO of the company that has brought him to Tokyo, and a man determined to help Armas overcome the dark in which he’s living.

Buy at Less Than Three Press.

Takeo drove to the studio, taking every shortcut he could think of, but when he walked inside, Armas Takala was nowhere in sight. His flamboyant secretary was there though; her bright clothes practically lighting up the studio, the few others still there paled in comparison.
He walked over to her. “Hashimoto Aya-san,” he spoke.

“Huh?” She turned around with a curious expression on her face. “Sawada-sama!” She squeaked when she saw him, then covered her mouth with her hand and bent her head slightly. “I’m sorry. Good afternoon, sir. What can I help you with?”

“You can tell me where Armas Takala is. I need to speak with him.”

“I’m sorry, sir, but sensei already went home.” She looked up at him apologetically.

“To the hotel?” That was also in the file; the company were paying for it, after all. “I’ll go there then.”

“Oh, well, he might not be there.” She worried her lower lip thoughtfully. “He asked me about sakura trees today and which place was best for seeing them up close.”

“And where would that be?” Takeo stared at her.

“Shinjuku Park and Uedo Park,” she replied. “It sounded like he was going there. To one of those, that is.”

“Alright. Thank you for your help.”

Takeo exited the building again. He sighed when he settled into his car. Should he really go to the parks? Wouldn’t that make him some sort of desperate stalker or something? But on the other hand, he really needed to see Armas, to talk to him.

But which park? He wondered. His eyes locked on the clock on the dashboard, and that decided it for him. Shinjuku Park would be closed, besides, it cost money to get into that one, while Uedo Park had no entrance fee and was open at all hours.

    *** THE GIVEAWAY ***

I will be giving away one copy of Sakura Kiss to a lucky commenter. All you have to do is comment with a valid e-mail address and your preferred ebook format. The giveaway ends Sunday April 7th, and the winner will be chosen using random.org. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.

The Tour de Foodie continues!

Did you catch yesterday’s Signature Dish post at Armchair Reader?

Today’s entry is Rock stars of the cooking world, over at A.F. Henley’s blog. You may remember A.F. Henley from the author spotlight earlier this month, and the lovely giveaway for a copy of Honour.

Reminder: two days left to sign up for the giveaway for A Cut Above the Rest. Though a lot of you wonderful folks have already purchased a copy, and thank you! ♥

Later this weekend I’m going to have an entry focused on St. Patrick’s Day (it’s inevitable, right?) discussing my Irish roots and, of course, the meal I’ll be cooking.

Let me know what you think of the Tour de Foodie, folks – I spent last week composing the entries, and I want to know if it’s something you enjoy. If so, I’ll be launching a second Tour de Foodie in May, to promote the release of The Competitive Edge!

Your feedback is valued, and desired.