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Even before it’s out the gate, Appetite: A Cut Above the Rest has been nominated for a Rainbow Award!

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I am so incredibly intimidated, and excited. Don’t forget, there’s still time to pre-order at a discount. My editor loved the story so much she nominated it for the Rainbow Award, and we’re having fun working on volume two.

In the meantime, there’s more immediate gratification in terms of From the Inside Out – hit up the post for a chance to win a free signed copy of my novel.

Sasha Miller’s review of From the Inside Out, shared with her permission:

I loved this story, NEGL. I started reading it one night figuring I could read it over the course of a week or two, and ended up staying up until the wee hours of the morning when I couldn’t make my eyes focus anymore. ;3

Soren is a sweetheart, and I related to him a lot. He doesn’t know what he wants to do with his life, and he’s sort of coasting along, flying under the radar with his family, his (non-existent) love life, and his future. Then Tru, his online chat partner, suggests they meet up (as the summary says), and Soren’s very careful balance starts to crumble … and he starts to want it to.

I think my very, very favorite thing about this book is that it’s not rushed in the least. With a lot of the M/M romance books that I read (which, uh, isn’t as many as I’d like), the romance is rushed for the sake of the sex, the character development is nonexistent or again, rushed for the sake of the relationship/sex. From the Inside Out is a slow build, and my very favorite kind, that of a first-time relationship.

Soren and Tru build their relationship slowly, in the midst of a dozen plus side characters that have their own lives and personalities. They also fight and miscommunicate and nearly break up and read too much into stuff and not enough into other stuff and just in general are young, inexperienced, and sorting through their relationship and what they want to do with their lives.

Do read this book if you want a nice, long slow build, a character-driven romance that is all about falling in love and making it work.

Don’t read this book if you want a quick read, full of conflict and tension (go check out Andor’s Signal to Noise for that :3).

In other exciting news, I’ve submitted The Fall Guide for publication. Fingers crossed!

Preorder: A Cut Above the Rest

I’m pleased and happy to announce that Appetite: A Cut Above the Rest is now available for pre-order!

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Alex always had it easy growing up, indulged by loving, but busy parents as he flitted from one interest to another without settling. Then he discovered the world of fine dining and became determined to be a chef capable of producing such magnificent meals. Despite the doubts of a father who limited his funds, and the difficulties of leaving Germany to live in the United States, Alex stuck to his new goal and graduated the Culinary Institute of America.

Fresh out of school, he is eager to begin work at the restaurant owned by a good friend of his father’s, a restaurant well known for the beautiful, innovative meals its chefs create. He is primed to join the ranks of those masterful chefs—until the day he starts, and learns that he is nothing more than kitchen lackey, lower in rank than even the dishwashers.

Worse, his boss is none other than Nik, the beautiful, infuriating, highly talented classmate that Alex could never best—or resist.

A Cut Above the Rest is available for pre-order at Less Than Three Press here. You can read an excerpt of the story, too.

I’ve had so much fun working on Appetite, from start to finish, and the people who’ve helped me edit it have fallen in love with it too. There will be an awesome blog hop during the week of its release.

In the meantime, I’ll be opening another giveaway, so check back tomorrow.

Coming soon: From the Inside Out

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From the Inside Out is available now for pre-order! If you get it now, you get a sweet 15% discount. Treat yourself in advance of the holidays with a tale of young love, the struggles of coming out, and family dysfunction!

There’s new material and the story’s been given a bit of a facelift, so I’m looking forward to seeing what people think.

In other exciting news, Signal to Noise has been listed for Goodreads’ Best Book Debut of 2012! Take a look – I can barely believe my eyes. I don’t know how it happened, but wow, am I surprised and pleased!

Being buried under edits and now Christmas cards has left me with scant time to think about putting together a giveaway, but stay tuned while I plot my very first author-copy giveaway.

Coming soon: Signal to Noise

My first novel, Signal to Noise, releases this Wednesday!

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It’s currently available at a 15% discount for the pre-order price. Check it out at Less than Three Press.

This book is a hardcore science fiction horror story, tightly plotted and fast-paced. Great for an October release, to get you in the mood for Halloween! The cover is by London Burden – she did a fantastic job with it, I’m so excited for this release.