Monday, August 31, 2015

New Audio Books & 50% off by Cardeno C.

Happy Monday! I have two - yes two - new audio books out. (And more coming really soon.)

Perfect Imperfections


Accountant slash bartender Reg will show rock star Jeremy how to have fun...and possibly fall in love.

Hollywood royalty Jeremy Jameson has lived a sheltered life with music as his sole focus and only friend. Before embarking on yet another international concert tour, he wanders into a bar in what he considers the middle-of-nowhere and meets a man who wins him over with his friendly smile and easy-going nature. Accountant slash bartender slash adventure-seeker Reg Moore has fun talking and drinking with The Jeremy Jameson and can't say no when the supposedly straight rock star makes him a once in a lifetime offer: keep him company on his tour by playing the part of his boyfriend.

Listening to music, traveling the world, and jumping off cliffs is fun. Falling in love is even better. But to stay with Jeremy after the stage lights dim, Reg will need to help him realize there's nothing pretend about their relationship.

*Please note: There is a 10 second blip on Chapter 3 of the Perfect Imperfections audio book. We have notified Audible/ACX about this and they assure us they'll fix it and make the corrected version available to all purchasers. The blip is extremely short and won't impact the substance of the book, but we want you to be aware of it.*

Walk With Me


Serious, responsible Seth longs for sexy, outspoken Eli but must decide if he's willing to veer from his safe life-plan.

When Eli Block steps into his parents’ living room and sees his childhood crush sitting on the couch, he starts a shameless campaign to seduce the young rabbi. Unfortunately, Seth Cohen barely remembers Eli and he resolutely shuts down all his advances. As a tenuous and then binding friendship forms between the two men, Eli must find a way to move past his unrequited love while still keeping his best friend in his life. Not an easy feat when the same person occupies both roles.

Professional, proper Seth is shocked by Eli’s brashness, overt sexuality, and easy defiance of societal norms. But he’s also drawn to the happy, funny, light-filled man. As their friendship deepens over the years, Seth watches Eli mature into a man he admires and respects. When Seth finds himself longing for what Eli had so easily offered, he has to decide whether he’s willing to veer from his safe life-plan to build a future with Eli.


Also, today is the last day to use a 50% Off Coupon at Kobo for as many books as you want. Use the code SALE50. My books are here.

Happy reading/listening and have a great week.


Saturday, August 29, 2015

Thank you for reviewers – by Renae Kaye

My good friend BG Thomas has been giving us daily update of the things he is thankful for in life.  It’s been an interesting journey, and I like the idea.  Each day we should stop for a moment and name one thing we are thankful for.  Whether we thank whatever God we follow for the blessing, or just be thankful in general is irrelevant.  It is the acknowledgement that this thing/person/event is special to us.

Today I caught up on printing off reviews for my work.  I print them off and file them as I’ve seen websites taken down before, and I don’t want to lose those words written about my work. 

I am astounded and overwhelmed with pride at the number of reviews there are.  A mere 18 months ago, I was hoping for at least four for Loving Jay.  Today I’ve had to buy another file to fit them all in.  I’m ever-so-grateful for the people who take the time to read my work, then publish a summary of the story and their feelings on the book.

I know some authors who say they never read their reviews.  Some are lying, some are not.  I never understand this.  I read my reviews.  I like to find out the bits that work and the bits that don’t.  I like to be reassured that the book is hitting the right notes.  I try to keep away from negativity, but enjoy seeing my work assessed by people who know what they’re talking about.  It’s not about the rating, it’s about the emotions the reading of the book produced. 

It astounds me that some reviewers can view a piece of work and drill down to the very core of it in just a few paragraphs.  It’s a skill I don’t have, and I’m in awe of.  So tonight, after reading some thoughtful and well constructed reviews, I have to say:

Thank you for Reviewers

Some of the comments about You Are the Reason that I have loved:

In lesser hands I think Dave could easily have come across like a total jerk, but Kaye does a great job rooting his insecurities in real reasons we can understand and sympathize with. --- Joyfully Jay

Lee and Davo have layers to their personalities, as well as depth that makes them surprising in places in the story where we might expect otherwise. --- Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

This is a much needed book.  We talk about diversity, and diversity comes in so many ways. [...]  Everyone needs a voice, their story to be told and I feel like this novel was it. --- The Written Voice of Is

Read this book, it’s cleverly written, it’s adorable, it’s hilarious and fun, the sex scenes put the sun to shame and it’s all packed in within 220 pages. --- Three Books Over the Rainbow

I’m really glad the author wrote Davo’s story. [...] This is one girl who, as always, [I] can’t wait to see what she writes next. ---On Top Down Under Book Reviews

I loved the way this story was a mix of established gay man, yet had a vulnerable almost “coming out” quality at times as Dave finally opened his eyes and surveyed the world around him through unfiltered glasses. --- Prism Book Alliance

Am I a Renae Kaye fan? I’m not going to lie to you, I’m a few steps away from tattooing her name on my butt. [...] Lee was written as a perfect example that femme doesn’t equal weak. I think Lee is one of the strongest characters that this author has written us so far. --- Love Bytes Reviews

I only have one question – do I get to see the tattoo when it’s finished?

How to contact Renae:
Twitter:  @renaekkaye

Friday, August 28, 2015

A Day I'm Not Prepared For by Felice Stevens

     So please bear with me, this post might ramble a bit but by the end, I think you'll know why. Its a day I've been thinking about and dreading for eighteen years.

     This weekend we are taking my son up to Canada where he will be attending college. It's a ritual thousands of people perform this time of year, and it isn't my first round at the rodeo; my daughter graduated college this year.

      But now, when we say goodbye, we'll return home to the empty nest. You've seen the jokes on TV; the mom and dad dancing for joy in the empty house, changing the child's room to an office, game room or whatever.
     I've had eighteen years to prepare but I am not ready. Nope, nuh uh, no way. I'm not prepared to come home to no one lying on the sofa watching the food network, no empty cereal plate on the floor and no dirty dishes in the sink.

     I'm not ready for no texts telling me where he's going to be after school and on the weekends.

     I'm not ready to not wait up on Friday and Saturday nights to make sure he got home safe from a party or a friend's house.

     I'm not ready.
     But he is. He's excited, nervous, scared, happy and about to step on a rollercoaster that will take him on the most unknown and thrilling ride of his life. And I'm nervous, scared, excited and happy for him.  

     So when we drive away on Monday and leave him, I'm not going to cry. Maybe. Hopefully. But Monday night I'll be a mess. Bring on the wine, the chocolate cause all bets are off.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Genre jumping by Riley Hart

Just this week I announced that I also write YA and NA under a different name. People ask me all the time how I go from writing a YA, to writing an erotic romance, because they're obviously so different. And my writing style under each name is different too. Sometimes it's easier to do than others and there's definitely been a few instances where I've slipped into the wrong point of view or something like that.

The thing is, writing in different genres keeps things fresh for me. It keeps things exciting and keeps the ideas coming. I find it necessary to flip back and forth between people of different sexes and age groups. It helps that I read in all the the genres I write in as well. I'll go through different phases where I only want to read YA, or only want to read adult.

Do you read multiple genres or do you find yourself sticking to pretty much one kind of book? Or do you have a certain author you'll read in a different genre, but other then them, do you stay firmly planted in a certain kind of book?

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Why Pen Names by Andrew Grey and Dirk Greyson

Pen names have a number of uses and the reasons for mine have changed over time.  I must state that Andrew is a pen name.  When I first started writing I intended to write under my own name.  However for privacy reasons which included the fact that I still worked for a large corporation, I determined that I needed to keep my writing separate from other parts of my life.  It also made it easier when I had to disclose my outside business interest at work.    The other privacy concern revolved around some sort of trouble or harassment around my family.  Which I am happy to say has never materialized  :)  Sometimes I'm happy when I'm wrong. 

Since I have quit the evil day job, my pen name has very much taken on a life of his own.  I spend much of my day now in Andrew's world, writing and being Andrew online.  And that's wonderful!  So last year when I decided I wanted to write something different and try some suspense and paranormal stories, I created Dirk Greyson.  He's my alternate pen name who will write those kinds of stories.    I have not kept Dirk a secret in fact I announced the alternate pen name as Andrew on Facebook.  The reason for Dirk is simply branding.  The Dirk stories are a little hotter, definitely snarkier, and tend to be darker and I wanted readers to know what they were getting when they picked up a book.

Dirk's first story Day and Knight came out in May and his second, a paranormal shifter story set near Yellowstone, Challenge the Darkness, will release August 31.  I hope you all come to love Dirk as much as Andrew.

BTW - When I created Dirk, I also needed an avatar and Amy Lane's daughter made this one for me.   I love that she sort of made him look like me.  (Though I don't usually carry a gun)

I love the drawing!!!!!

Releasing August 31 from Dreamspinner Press

Andrew grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and works in information systems for a large corporation.Andrew’s hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing)  He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Email him at:

His web site is:


Twitter:  @andrewgreybooks


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Favorite Movies

Today it's all about our favorite movies.

favorite animated movie
BA: Beauty and the Beast
Julia: The Little Mermaid
Sean: Minions

favorite action movie
BA: Die Hard
Julia: The Mummy
Sean: Transformers

favorite romantic comedy
BA: The Goodbye Girl
Julia: Alex and Emma
Sean: Chef (does that count as a romantic comedy?)

favorite sci-fi movie
BA: Star Wars
Julia: Star Wars
Sean: Star Wars

favorite fantasy movie
BA: Labyrinth
Julia: Legend
Sean: Labyrinth

favorite mystery movie
BA: Dead Again
Julia: Clue
Sean:The Name of the Rose

favorite western movie
BA: Tombstone
Julia: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Sean: Young Guns

Favorite horror movie
BA: Deep Blue Sea
Julia: Ghost Ship
Sean: Sixth Sense

Favorite historical
BA: The Lion in Winter
Julia: Elizabeth
Sean: Gladiator

Favorite musical
BA: Jesus Christ Superstar
Julia: White Christmas
Sean: The Sound of Music

Favorite guilty pleasure movie
BA: Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band (with the Bee Gees)
Julia: High Spirits
Sean: A Knight’s Tale

favorite war movie
BA: does Hair count as a war movie?
Julia: Kelly’s Heroes
Sean: Gallipoli

favorite drama
BA: Gladiator
Julia: Dangerous Liasons
Sean: Dead Poets Society

Favorite all time movie
BA: Wizard of Oz
Julia: Jurassic Park
Sean: Star Wars (I know I'm doubling but it's honestly my favorite sci-fi and my favorite ever)

If you have a topic you’d like us to chat about (or any other favorite things you'd like us to share), please let us know. We’re totally up for that.

You can find us on Twitter at @seanmichael09, @juliatalbot and @batortuga.


smut fixes everything

Monday, August 24, 2015

Twitter Recap (08.24.25) by Cardeno C.

Happy Monday! It's twitter recap time.
  • Do you ever hear a song & get transported back in time? I Melt With You, Modern English. Boom. Right back to my youth. Aug 23, 2015
  • Happy reading :) Aug 21, 2015
  • Memories of the Heart by @FeliceStevens1 is free right now on @AmazonKindle #weekend #reading Aug 21, 2015
  • Making another beverage concoction w/ canned milks because I still haven't gone to the store. Will @amazon deliver milk? #PrimeSpoiled Aug 21, 2015
  • Will sending my mom articles saying urine isn't sterile make her stop telling me I can drink it in a pinch? #DontKnowWhatPinch Aug 21, 2015
  • "We make our readers laugh, we make them cry, and we affirm our belief in the enduring, uplifting power of love." Aug 20, 2015
  • #RomanceWriterProblems getting a vivid image in my head when people on a work call talk about someone "bending them over" to get a deal. Aug 20, 2015
  • Rocky Horror of course. #Obv Aug 19, 2015
  • I had a relapse, but w/ everything going on lately, I'm not upset. Also, Diet Coke still tastes just as good. Aug 19, 2015
  • Just got this note from ACX about the Perfect Imperfections audio book, narrated by @CharlieDavid​: "Your title is headed to production!" Aug 18, 2015
  • I ran out milk but had a can of sweetened condensed & a can of evaporated. This is a decadent & yummy iced coffee! Aug 17, 2015
  • It's Monday blog day. Today's post is an overdue writing recap. Aug 17, 2015
  • My friend @FeliceStevens1 has a new book out today! Happy reading for me. :) Aug 17, 2015
  • Does anyone have new curse words for me? I used all of mine after the Windows 10 "upgrade". Aug 17, 2015
  • Productive day. Finished a chapter and had a hilarious text exchange that'll make it into a future book. #amwriting Aug 14, 2015
  • Things I love about my new website: (3) I can update where I'm giving away books real time. Right now there are 3: Aug 13, 2015
  • Things I love about my new website: 2) I can say what I'm reading. Right now it's an old favorite by @seanmichael09. Aug 13, 2015
  • Things I love about my new website: 1) It makes me look fancy & professional. Nobody would guess a person w/ this website skipped a shower. Aug 13, 2015
  • You. Guys. @bookidentity made me the most amazing website ever. Seriously. EVER. Look: Aug 13, 2015
  • I'm writing my Hope book but keep thinking about my Pack book. My focus needs more focus, y'all. #AuthorProblems Aug 12, 2015
  • How to make me growl & put yourself on my never-buy list: Sell me a "book" for $2.99 & cut it off mid-scene at 9k words so I buy two more. Aug 12, 2015
  • I have to go to a meeting & it's raining. As if leaving the house isn't bad enough all on its own, now I'll be damp. #ShutInProblems Aug 11, 2015
  • It's Monday blog day and today's post is a long overdue "Ask CC" where I answer reader questions. Aug 10, 2015
  • Happy Sunday. Which year is your fave? Aug 09, 2015
  • I watched Cupcake Wars tonight & now I want to travel to the winner's state to eat those cupcakes! Aug 08, 2015
  • And with this laugh out loud cuteness, I'm signing off for a while and actually leaving the house. Aug 07, 2015
  • New game: List grocery/drug store items you don't skimp on. I'll go first. Q-tips & Razors. Aug 07, 2015
  • Is this typical texting or just me? Him:You home? I'm on your driveway but it looks dark inside. Me: yes home but let me put pants on Aug 06, 2015
  • Coincidence? I think not. Aug 05, 2015
  • It's 2015. This is how engineers look. Just like my sister looks like a doctor. I repeat: 2015. Aug 05, 2015
  • Dear @kevinbacon, I love you. #freethebacon Aug 04, 2015
  • Meeting people for lunch and they're late. I'm drinking iced tea by the gallon to pass time. Are caffeine shakes unprofessional? Aug 04, 2015
  • Coffee toffee shake. Mmm. Aug 04, 2015
  • Y'all, Jack in the Box tried to give me a small iced coffee. Have you seen those? Doll size. Who orders a small coffee? Aug 04, 2015
  • It's Monday blog day and today I have 2nd editions of my Mates books. Aug 03, 2015
  • Breathtaking. #GrandCanyon Aug 01, 2015
  • Umm... #grandcanyon Aug 01, 2015
  • Just saw a 4 year old using a selfie stick. #grandcanyon Aug 01, 2015
  • Good start to the day. #GrandCanyon Jul 31, 2015
  • To start my Grand Canyon weekend - dinner and music. #GrandCanyon Jul 31, 2015
  • Which of my friends does this glass describe? Jul 30, 2015
  • My Android died so I got a new iphone. It took 1.5 minutes to remember why I hate iphones. This is going back and I'm getting an Android. Jul 30, 2015
  • I'm sitting on my couch working & I hear a thump. There's now a dead bird on my porch, under my window. *sigh* Jul 29, 2015
  • Also this: Jump around! Jump around! Jump up, jump up, and get down! Ehm, excuse me. Jul 28, 2015
  • Either there was an extra "additive" in my iced coffee, or this is laugh out loud hilarious. Jul 28, 2015
  • It's Monday blog day and my post today is a wonderful reading coupon! Jul 28, 2015
  • Speaks for itself. Jul 25, 2015
  • Fun shirts here too. Jul 25, 2015
  • Fascinating reading collection. Jul 25, 2015
  • Does anyone actually like Brazil nuts or do we all pick around them for the other mixed nuts? Jul 17, 2015
  • Do y'all have ideas on stuff to laminate? In my desperation to buy something, ANYTHING, at #PrimeDay I bought a laminator. Jul 15, 2015
  • Have you ever heard @CharlieDavid squawk like a chicken? I have. #PIAudio Jul 15, 2015
  • (4) Alex's 1st section of the 7 Home books. He is SO GREAT, y'all. I'm loving his take on my Home guys. Jul 15, 2015
  • (3) @CharlieDavid's audio of Perfect Imperfections (being recorded & making me smile chp by chp). Jul 15, 2015
  • My audio world (1) @GTremblayVoice's new audio of Johnnie (SO GOOD). (2) Ron's audio of Strange Bedfellows (to be released w/in 2 weeks). Jul 15, 2015
  • Cute and sort of romantic, with a tiny dark edge. Jul 14, 2015
  • Tonight's smile brought to me by @CharlieDavid's narration of Perfect Imperfections, Chapter 1. Just awesome. Jul 14, 2015
  • It's Monday blog day. Just a short post today. Jul 13, 2015
  • I'm about eight months Diet Coke free and today I'm going to the doctor. Here's hoping the suffering was worth it. :) Jul 13, 2015
  • Today = cars, boats, and planes. Bye, #Seattle and #Canada. Had a great time visiting you. Jul 10, 2015
  • My condolences to Jen - the most patient spouse on earth. Jul 10, 2015
  • If my character Zach from He Completes Me ever tried meditating, it'd sound just like this. Jul 09, 2015
  • Is it wrong that I really, really want to try this? Quick, someone spam text me. Jul 09, 2015
  • Today's #Canada island hopping pics: Jul 09, 2015
  • Advice on what to do/see/eat at Salt Springs (one of the #Canada gulf islands)? Jul 08, 2015
  • Calm, beautiful beach in #Canada. Jul 08, 2015
  • Too many photos of Butchart Gardens to fit on Twitter but you can see them here: So beautiful! #Canada Jul 08, 2015
  • Warning: I'm at Buchart Gardens doing my level best to wear out my camera. Expect tons of pics. #Canada Jul 08, 2015
  • Exploring at the end of the pathway. #Canada Jul 07, 2015
  • Walk through a hidden path on the woods. Feels magical. #Canada Jul 07, 2015
  • The hotel looks like a castle. #Canada Jul 07, 2015
  • The gardens outside the hotel. I love these hydrangeas! #Canada Jul 07, 2015
  • Such a great afternoon in #Canada. Tea at the Empress Hotel. (3) Jul 07, 2015
  • Such a great afternoon in #Canada. Tea at the Empress Hotel. (1) Jul 07, 2015
  • Such a great afternoon in #Canada. Tea at the Empress Hotel. (2) Jul 07, 2015
  • It's Monday blog day. Today's post is a thank you to @GTremblayVoice​ for bringing Johnnie to audio. Jul 07, 2015
  • Puppy enjoying morning view in #Canada. Jul 06, 2015
  • Yummy start to my day in #Canada. Jul 06, 2015
  • Evening view in #Canada. Jul 06, 2015
  • I need to get a bday present for a 1 year old. I've been told a toy is best. Suggestions? Jul 05, 2015
  • Cute diner, yummy food. #Seattle Jul 05, 2015
  • Not the best pic but that's a beaver and the tagline speaks for itself. #Seattle Jul 04, 2015
  • All joking about #Seattle's heat aside (not that I was joking), is anyone here from Vancouver Island? How's your weather right now? Jul 04, 2015
  • #Seattle, you're supposed to have mild temperatures and rain. I haven't seen hide nor hare of either. Cool down. Please. Jul 04, 2015
  • EMP museum was so fun! I loved it. And had a great veg lunch. #Seattle Jul 03, 2015
  • Heading back to the city today. There's a heat wave. Playing this song in prepartion. #Seattle Jul 03, 2015
  • Even after a busy day, puppy is Sleepless in #Seattle. Jul 03, 2015
  • People of #Seattle, your freeway is a parking lot in every direction for hours. Where is everyone going? Jul 03, 2015
  • Late lunch in this adorable town. Skipped the bowling but black bean burger was great! #Seattle Jul 02, 2015
  • Another farm. We have the makings of a super salad. #Seattle Jul 02, 2015
  • Yesterday was city. Today is country. #Seattle (1) Jul 02, 2015
  • This is so awesome. Eminem starts at 22 min. Jul 02, 2015
  • Why does everything in #Seattle close so early? The night owl in me objects! Jul 02, 2015
  • Pike Place in #Seattle. I think this is the first Starbucks? Jul 02, 2015
  • Space needle view. #Seattle Jul 02, 2015
  • Chihuly exhibit was INCREDIBLE. #Seattle (3) Jul 02, 2015
  • Chihuly exhibit was INCREDIBLE. #Seattle (2) Jul 02, 2015
  • Chihuly exhibit was INCREDIBLE. #Seattle (1) Jul 02, 2015
  • Had such a yummy and veg friendly lunch here. #Seattle Jul 02, 2015
  • Water taxi 1: couple making out & playing paddy cake RIGHT beside me. Water taxi 2: guy doing extreme stretches & loudly farting. #Seattle Jul 02, 2015
  • Downtown #Seattle adventures. Jul 01, 2015
  • Lovely ocean breeze. #Seattle Jul 01, 2015
  • Spending the day in downtown #Seattle. What should I do/see? Jul 01, 2015
  • Does anyone know if @Oyster is good for gay romance? #NeedNewReadingSubscription Jul 01, 2015
  • I love reading @Scribd & recommended it to my readers, now my bks are gone & genre decimated. Wish for tier option. Jul 01, 2015
  • In honor of my #Seattle trip, my favorite scene from one of my favorite movies. They met at Starbucks. Jun 30, 2015
  • Someone please explain 2 way streets barely big enough to fit one car? #Seattle is like a giant game of chicken. Jun 30, 2015
  • Life goal after this trip: Incorporate term "fuckhole" into book. #Seattle Jun 30, 2015
  • My apologies to the merge-challenged driver in front of us, who thankfully didn't hear my friend yell, "Drive, fuckhole!" #Seattle Jun 29, 2015
  • I feel very welcome! #Seattle Jun 29, 2015
  • It's Monday blog day. Today's post has giveaway links and teaser images and such. Jun 29, 2015
  • What is happening at the top of this milk and should I drink it? #Seattle Jun 29, 2015
  • Tried to order an espresso shake and was told they stop serving coffee at 5pm. I don't ... what? #Seattle Jun 29, 2015
  • Gorgeous view. #Seattle Jun 29, 2015
  • Music everywhere. #Seattle Jun 28, 2015
  • Made it! #Seattle Jun 28, 2015
  • .@BaileyBFun4Me kept me company on my flight w/Run With the Moon. Looking forward to bk 2! #amreading Jun 28, 2015
  • Boarded plane. Turns out they forgot to turn on a/c so it's sweltering. You think bearded cuitie will shed clothes? #Seattle Jun 28, 2015
  • Note to self for character description: toe-shoes, tan pants, white T, black cardi, blue bandana, beard, slender build, blue eyes. #Seattle Jun 28, 2015
  • Y'all, he is doing yoga stretches. It's taking every ounce of restraint not to snap pics for you. #Seattle Jun 28, 2015
  • What's the polite way to ask the bearded cutie meditating on the airport floor if I can take his pic for a book cover? #Seattle Jun 28, 2015
  • I went to clean out my spam box & saw that all the messages were in Spanish. All of them. ¿que pasa? Jun 28, 2015
  • How is this real life? Someone tell me the Onion just upped their game or something. Anything. Jun 28, 2015
  • I'm impressed by the 3 hr one. They should have left a congratulatory card instead of a complaint letter. Jun 27, 2015
  • How many days of tears in a row should I prepare for? #LoveWins Jun 27, 2015
  • Good morning kisses. <3 Jun 27, 2015
  • Jewish moms of gay kids can now join the ranks & ask: "So, when are you getting married? You know you're not getting any younger." #LoveWins Jun 27, 2015
  • Just drove by a van with these in the back. Marriage is everywhere today! Jun 26, 2015
  • Convo w/ myself: Me1: Get offline and work! Me2: But there's a rainbow party online! Me1: Yeah, okay. Rainbow party Friday it is. Jun 26, 2015
  • Love this pic by @samgoldman Jun 26, 2015
  • W/ this morning's excitement I forgot to mention that I get to share release day w/ @KFieldingWrites. #wkendread Jun 26, 2015
  • And on this note, I'm off to find tissues and food. Jun 26, 2015
  • The perfect thing to make for Shabbat tonight. Jun 26, 2015
  • Today's version of drunk dialing is happy-tears Tweeting. Look, another one. *sniffle* Jun 26, 2015
  • I do believe this will be a day full of happy tears. Jun 26, 2015
  • #LoveWins #fridayreads Jun 26, 2015
  • June 26th is officially a great day to release a book w/ a wedding & rings on the cover. Jun 26, 2015
  • Crying: Holding: Fourteenth Amendment requires a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex. Jun 26, 2015
  • Eyes glued to SCOTUSblog this morning. Jun 26, 2015
  • Great commercial. Jun 25, 2015
  • Strange Bedfellows releases at midnight tonight. Now is the time I start biting nails & then going into hiding. Jun 25, 2015
  • 3: who's creepier, 6: WHY, 8: say he's not dead, 11:haha, 24:?, 25: WTF is that & did they shoot it w/ that gun Jun 25, 2015
  • I'm listening to @GTremblayVoice's audio of my book Johnnie. He is amazing. Jun 23, 2015
  • It's Monday blog day. My post is about commonalities - my inspiration for Strange Bedfellows & my reason for hope Jun 22, 2015
  • Did you see @nicstar000 has a new bk out w/a paramedic and teacher? I want to read it! Jun 21, 2015
  • I ran out of mug/bowl space. I think I may have a serious pottery hoarding problem, you guys. Jun 21, 2015
  • Long day but Radiohead coming up on the playlist makes it better. Where I End and You Begin. Jun 21, 2015
  • Thank you, @Surrendertobook, for the stunning teaser! Jun 19, 2015
  • This image makes me think of Seth and Eli from Walk With Me. Jun 18, 2015
  • It's Monday blog day & my post is where you can find my active giveaways. (And I have more coming!) Jun 15, 2015
  • The day is only half over and I've already decided to have an espresso chip shake tonight. Jun 15, 2015
  • My friend just posted this. I'm cracking up. Jun 14, 2015
  • Readers have questions and I'd love to answer them! Submit yours here. Answers will be in a monthly blog post. Jun 13, 2015
  • OMG, you guys. WHY?! Jun 12, 2015
  • Lucky me. Unlucky waistline. Jun 12, 2015
  • The basis for everything I write summed up in a tear-worthy, smile-worthy commercial. Thx Tylenol. #HowWeFamily Jun 11, 2015
  • Took a writing break today & read one of @BaileyBFun4Me's books on Scribd (Texas & Tarantulas). Looking forward to reading the rest! Jun 11, 2015
  • Raise your hand if this applies to you! Jun 11, 2015
  • Another day, another giveaway. I'm on a roll! Jun 11, 2015
  • This tickled my funny bone. "The note is coming from inside the house!" Jun 10, 2015
  • My puppy is trying to protect me by barking furiously at people walking by but she's 8lbs & wearing a sweater ... Jun 10, 2015
  • Send motivation please. I *need* to write but I *want* to read. Jun 09, 2015
  • I love these moms. Jun 09, 2015
  • Dear autocorrect, I never mean duck. Thanks. Jun 09, 2015
  • Here's a little clip of my gorgeous cover by Jay Aheer​ being revealed​ on Thursday. Jun 08, 2015
  • It's Monday blog day and today's post is 2nd edition novellas. Jun 08, 2015
  • I loved this show SO much, you guys. Jun 07, 2015
  • I'm sharing this because someone else did and misery loves company. But I love you so I'm telling you: DON'T LOOK! Jun 07, 2015
  • Jun 06, 2015
  • Tonight = sushi, bingo, and maybe ice cream. Fun! Jun 06, 2015
  • I'm laughing/crying/thinking of my (admittedly fit) friends on this diet. Also, I'm going for donuts. Jun 05, 2015
  • This is a very specific, and seemingly ineffective, book. Jun 05, 2015
  • Coffee and pie = good night. Jun 05, 2015
  • Cover reveal for the 2nd editions of my 3 novellas over at @ReadLoveLust #gay #romancebooks Jun 04, 2015
  • I want coffee and pie for dinner. That is all. Jun 04, 2015
  • Thx @BuzzFeed! I'm now in love with @pariskennedy and @alliehaze. Do you think they'd want to meet for coffee? Jun 03, 2015
  • *sniffle* Where is this someone? Jun 02, 2015
  • Damn it, @BuzzFeed , leave me alone. I have to write! Okay, well, maybe just one more article... Jun 02, 2015
  • It's okay to laugh, right? I mean, she intends for us to laugh so I can laugh, right? Jun 02, 2015
  • It's Monday blog day and today is my first "Ask CC" post where I answer reader questions. This was fun! Jun 01, 2015
  • Perfect Imperfections 2nd ed now out: accountant/bartender Reg will show a rock star how to have fun and fall in love May 30, 2015
  • Love my mom dearly, but her texting is... What does this mean?: "Ya need he'll to order on line" May 30, 2015
  • Or the book I'm writing ... May 30, 2015
  • Seems appropriate for a Friday. What do you have planned this weekend? May 29, 2015
  • Time to fess up, ladies. Which one of y'all is this? May 28, 2015
  • Hats off to you @C_to_the_Cizzle. May 28, 2015
  • Near and dear to me and very true. May 27, 2015
  • When you have a dirty/jr high mind, the jokes write themselves, y'all. May 27, 2015
  • Readers have questions and I'd love to answer them! Submit yours here. Answers will be in a monthly blog post. May 27, 2015
  • The Sound of Music inspired strudel. May 25, 2015
  • Pulling myself away from writing long enough to watch the Sound of Music & sticking w/ the theme I'm baking a warm apple strudel to bring. May 25, 2015
  • Such great news to start the weekend. May 23, 2015
  • Ask an! I'm starting a new blog feature where I'll answer reader questions. What's yours? May 22, 2015
  • Fourth straw of the day bit the dust. I need carbs and caffeine. May 22, 2015
  • To give you an indication of how my day is going, I've broken three straws & my GPS wants to run me into a mountain. May 21, 2015
  • A thing I like is putting an address into the GPS & then yelling at it when it gives me wrong directions. May 21, 2015
  • BEST tweet ever: RT @billclinton: "Welcome to @Twitter, @POTUS! One question: Does that username stay with the office? #askingforafriend" May 19, 2015
  • Late morning nap. May 18, 2015
  • It's Monday blog day. Today's post is about team effort & drinks! May 18, 2015
  • I sipped bad half and half. My taste buds are weeping. May 17, 2015
  • Perfect Imperfections 2nd ed now out: accountant/bartender Reg will show a rock star how to have fun and fall in love May 17, 2015
  • Oh the things this hotel plug must have seen! May 16, 2015
  • Is this real life? May 16, 2015
  • Such a fun start to the weekend. I'll be back in a book. #amplottting May 16, 2015
  • Does this mean the book inspired by this place has to involve a law enforcement character? #amwriting May 16, 2015
  • No tie if you want service. This place is going in a book. #amwriting May 16, 2015
  • Should I get a cowboy hat to match the band? So much book inspiration! #amwriting May 16, 2015
  • This is awesome! May 14, 2015
  • How is it I didn't know about this? May 14, 2015
  • How's this for an x-rated tease! #amwriting May 13, 2015
  • Put an o instead of an i: "Ho Jane. I will be around there at about noon." -- Suddenly an appt w/contractor sounds like a paid nooner apt! May 13, 2015
  • Fight is resolved. Or at least paused in favor of sex. #amwriting May 12, 2015
  • .@GTremblayVoice recording Johnnie on audio when he messages: Johnnie and Hugh just made sandwiches...u cld hear my stomach growl in booth May 12, 2015
  • It's Monday blog day. Today's post is a writing update & info on what I have in the works. May 11, 2015
  • Just did a re-read of Unlikely Hero by @seanmichael09, love that hurt/comfort theme! Great book! #amreading May 10, 2015
  • Aww, @google doodle is sweet today May 10, 2015
  • The ceiling is missing from this bathroom ceiling. May 10, 2015
  • Same location, afternoon view. May 09, 2015
  • Morning view. May 09, 2015
  • Characters are in the middle of a fight and I need to pause--not a good place to pause. #writerproblems May 08, 2015
  • Working on my porch, enjoying gorgeous weather & my neighbor brought me fresh-picked blackberries & a homemade puff pancake. Good day! May 08, 2015
  • I'm having a fabulous Friday! How about you? Any good weekend plans? May 08, 2015
  • Sitting here sipping my ice tea & typing when I got hit w/ a feeling that I should buy a lotto ticket. That means I'm going to win, right? May 07, 2015
  • The incredible @GTremblayVoice is recording Johnnie. Want to hear an advance clip? May 07, 2015
  • It's Cinco de Mayo. Who's having a fiesta? I've got fresh tortillas, salsa, veggie taco meat, avocados, etc. ready to go! May 05, 2015
  • Sleeping puppy. Cuteness makes a bad day good. May 04, 2015
  • I ran over my pinky toe w/ a shopping cart while wearing flip flops. I can't convey the pain. Thankfully, I cried inside so nobody heard. May 04, 2015
  • To all the Star Wars fans. May 04, 2015
  • I drove by an solar company's building & they had the panels on their windows arranged to say TGIF. Yes! Anyone have fun wkend plans? May 02, 2015
  • Have you seen the new cover of Perfect Imperfections 2nd edition by @Jayscoverdesign? Giveaway too at @thebookvixen Apr 29, 2015
  • People's creativity never ceases to amaze me. Also, no. Uh-uh. Nope. Apr 28, 2015
  • It's Monday blog today. Today's post is an I Tried it at Home courtesy of @JaydenBrooks44​: 3 Ingredient Ice Cream Apr 27, 2015
  • Perfect Imperfections 2nd edition cover reveal and giveaway at @thebookvixen. Gorgeous cover by @Jayscoverdesign Apr 25, 2015
  • I just got a text w/ four hashtags. Is this a thing now? Are we okay with it? Apr 24, 2015
  • It's amazing how two people can hear the same words in totally different ways. For example: Well done, @HRC. Apr 23, 2015
  • This @Groupon employee needs a raise! Apr 23, 2015
  • Ruffles and jewels. Apr 22, 2015
  • I admire the hell out of @kj_charles. I too write romance. Fluffy sugary hopefully smutty & always happy romance. Apr 22, 2015
  • This is awesome! Apr 22, 2015
  • So true. Apr 21, 2015
  • She is lying on her back, cuddled next to me, snoring. Apr 17, 2015
  • This seemed like a money saver when I saw it at the store but now I'm thinking of drinking the entire bottle. Apr 14, 2015
  • Need to mt w/ 73 yo who can't figure out how to read a pdf on her MAC BOOK PRO. Sometimes life doesn't make sense, but it's always fun. Apr 14, 2015
  • Modern day Emily Post etiquette Rule 2: Don't send a text asking me to call. Either call or text w/ the info. (Inspired by my mother.) Apr 13, 2015
  • It's Monday blog day. Today's post is an update on audio books. Apr 13, 2015
  • We need an Emily Post type modern etiquette guide. Rule 1: We see missed calls. Everyone loathes listening to vm. Don't leave a vm. Apr 13, 2015
  • Hahaha! Ehm. Apr 13, 2015
  • Had to share. :) Apr 12, 2015
  • Look at the amazing Johnnie teaser pic that @asgoodrich created! Thanks, I love it! Apr 10, 2015
  • Today's outfit modeled at bath time. Apr 10, 2015
  • This is my new favorite thing. Apr 09, 2015
  • Next outfit, this one modeled at naptime. Note the bone she's holding onto even in sleep. Apr 08, 2015
  • Today's Youtube fun: The Princess one ( is also fun. Some of the others ... you decide. Apr 08, 2015
  • I disrupted sniffing time to take this pic. She didn't want to be disrupted. Apr 07, 2015
  • Puppy and I went on a shopping spree. Apr 07, 2015
  • It's Monday blog day & I'm talking about translations including a new Spanish release & an Italian venture. Apr 06, 2015
  • If you're the type who gets attacked by bugs (or know someone who is), do citronella candles work to keep the biters away? Apr 01, 2015
  • Irony: The Google Maps PacMan feature won't work for me on @googlechrome so I have to play it on @IE. Mar 31, 2015
  • PacMan is now on Google Maps! I hope you weren't planning to work today. Mar 31, 2015
  • Ora shared this fun video with me: Enjoy and maybe dance a little. :) Mar 31, 2015
  • It's Monday blog today. Today's post is about how to make what I'm drinking right now: Ahhh - refreshing! Mar 30, 2015
  • There is a whole series of these. I must stop watching them. Must stop. Mar 27, 2015
  • You. Guys. Mar 25, 2015
  • All manner of poop sprays. The one on the right is my fave name. Mar 25, 2015
  • It's Monday blog day. Today's post is an "I Tried it at Home" - peeling potatoes. Pls send "hack" ideas my way! Mar 23, 2015
  • Taking my parents shopping for new phones is marathon level exhausting. Upside: they like their new phones. Mar 21, 2015
  • A great start to the night: Jack in the Box iced coffee. Mar 19, 2015
  • Enjoy a book and do good! All proceeds from this anthology go to charity, including one supported by @shhmomsreading Mar 18, 2015
  • I drove by a QT and desperately wanted to pull in for a Diet Coke. *whimper* Mar 17, 2015
  • Do you enjoy shifter gay romance? My new novel, Johnnie, is beginning of new series and is now $4.99 #erotic #gay Mar 16, 2015
  • Ikea remodeled. Everything is different including the shortcuts. Everyone is wandering around searching for the lost tunnels of the past. Mar 15, 2015
  • Looks like a normal cookie, right? But my mother made it so it doesn't *taste* normal because no eggs or butter. Mar 15, 2015
  • Once I start watching celebrities read mean tweets on @jimmykimmel I can't stop. It's like @BuzzFeed-level addictiveness. Mar 14, 2015
  • Love this song. Mar 14, 2015
  • It's a comfort food kind of day. Veggie soup in the crock pot. Mar 13, 2015 
  • For my friend Ora. Mar 13, 2015
  • I was at Ikea today & they have a product that seems to be pronounced "Mmm Bop" so now the Hanson song is stuck in my head. Damn it. Mar 12, 2015
  • Clint is having a bad day but Hawk's going to make sure it ends w/a bang-and in bed!Jumping In now on Amazon Mar 11, 2015
  • Okay, so I've decided my day is going really well. Mar 10, 2015
Have a great week.