Putting the SQUEEEEE in Sequels!

Romance sequels. Love ‘em or hate ‘em? Many readers love sequels because they’re already invested in a world and its characters and want to see more and more. This is great for an author. Your readers are waiting with bated breath for your next book and new readers are likely to want to buy the previous books in the series. IFyou don’t disappoint them! I’ll bet you can think of several big name authors whose series finally just ran out of steam. They keep writing but more and more readers jump ship as they are expected to pay top prices for boring, badly written books. That’s why many publishers don’t want more than three books in a series.
This month, I’m introducing the third book in my Genetic Attraction series. It’s called Deceptive Attraction and it follows (chronologically) The Scientist and the Supermodeland Genetic Attraction. (You don’t have to have read those other books to enjoy it and know what’s happening.) Funny, I didn’t start out to write a series. I wrote Genetic Attraction as a stand-alone book. But I was lucky enough to create some very compelling characters in that first book. Even I wanted to know why and how Jake and Roan, my young scientist and supermodel, met and fell in love before they became a threesome with Dr. Emmaline Silvay. So the prequel, The Scientist and the Supermodel, was born. In that book, up pops an amazing character — Jake’s younger brother, Caleb. Cal has some great scenes in The Scientist and the Supermodel and suddenly he was crying out for his own book. Cal is the star of Deceptive Attraction, also a M/M/F ménage, but very different from Genetic Attraction. My original trio appears importantly in this book, but Cal and his two lovers, a pretty boy and a tomboy, are the central characters.
Two things seem true to me about series. First, compulsion. Writing that next book should feel compelling and important. There need to be characters crying out to be heard and stories longing to be told. If the sequels are written just because it might sell more books, readers are going to know and start to bail out. 
Second, new central characters are a pretty good idea. Trying to carry a series with one central character again and again is really tough because the readers have no one else’s point-of-view in which to become involved. Eventually, you know that lead character so well it can get boring. I wrote the Scientist and the Supermodel from Jake’s POV. Readers have begged to see the story through Roan’s eyes, but I can’t do that. The love story has been told. Their story is complete. They have their HEA and I won’t mess with it. I don’t like sequels in which complications are introduced to tear apart two lovers that you’ve already enjoyed getting together. I think it cheats the readers. Roan appears in Deceptive Attraction and there is a chance he will appear in yet another book, but he will still be madly in love with his two scientists.
Yes, it’s true. There could be another book in the Genetic Attraction series. There is a character who is calling my name. Want to guess who it is? He’s a minor figure in at least one of the books. I’ll let you know if my publisher says yes! In addition, i’m just completing the sequel to my summer romance, Volley Balls. This book will be called Fire Balls and stars a minor character from the last book. Want to guess that one?Yep, sequels seem to have become an important part of my life. Hope you enjoy them.  
Thanks so much for visiting the blog.  ;  ) 

Brandi WINS Golden Dancer. Plus Time for Deceptive Attraction is Coming!

Hi everyone–

This is just a quick post to say congratulations to Brandi Roberts who WON Golden Dancer in a drawing from GayRomLit. The book is being well received and i’m getting emails saying AWESOME which make me very happy. :  )

Just a reminder that the book is already at Amazon, so hop over and snap it up if you like sexy romantic suspense with three hot guys. http://www.amazon.com/Golden-Dancer-ebook/dp/B005S6LEWO/ And its available at Loose Id, of course. 


I am busy writing the sequel to Volley Balls plus plotting the scifi romance i’m thinking of writing for NaNo (yes i am crazy). Most of all, i’m getting ready for the LAUNCH of Deceptive Attraction which releases November 1 from Loose Id.  Watch this space TOMORROW for the first enticing nibble. 


But i can’t let go of my Golden Boys too soon. I will be giving away copies of the book as well as copies of Deceptive Attraction over the next few weeks so come check the schedule often. Here is an excerpt from Golden Dancer:


Excerpt R: Golden Dancer by Tara Lain; M/M/M Romantic Suspense

Available from Loose Id  Amazon

Mac MacAllister is obsessed; the online news reporter needs enough evidence to write a story accusing billionaire art collector Daniel Terrebone of stealing The Golden Dancer, a priceless work of art, from son-of-a-Nazi, Horst Von Berg. The story promises the recognition Mac craves, but then Mac meets a real golden dancer, ballet star Trelain Medveyev, and his attraction to the man rocks his formerly straight world. When the mysterious Terrebone “collects” his beautiful dancer, too, Mac rushes to the rescue like a knight in shining cargo pants and plunges into a three-way passion that tears him between love and guilt. Can Mac keep investigating when his story could send one man to prison and another to the morgue? Will this reporter get his story or get his men?

Trelain sat at the dressing table in his teal and gold silk robe, waiting for the knock he knew would come. He wanted it to come, didn’t he? When he heard the rap, he took a deep breath. “Come in, Daniel.”

The big man entered, also dressed in a robe, but his was a deep blue, the color of his eyes. “Do you want me here?” That penetrating stare pulled the truth from Trelain’s heart and his lips. “Very much. I want you very much.”

But Daniel didn’t take advantage of the open invitation. He crossed and sat on the bed. “Your friend is very interesting.”

“He is, isn’t he? Though I’m not sure he’s my friend.”

“Lover, then?”

What was he thinking? “You know we’re not lovers. He considers himself straight.”

Daniel leaned back on one elbow, his robe gapping over his muscled chest, showing the light smattering of brown hair that matched his eyebrows. “I subscribe to the Jimmy Carter view that when two men have sinned in their minds, they are as good as lovers.”

Trelain burst out laughing. “I’m quite sure your former president was not thinking of two men, and I’m quite sure that you, sir, do not believe in sin.”

“Both true, but you get the idea.”

Trelain rose and walked over to sit beside Daniel. “Have I ever sinned in my mind, as you call it, with Mac? Oh, bloody fucking hell, yes. Has he ever returned the compliment? I doubt he’s been brave enough to fantasize about being with a man, though I know he finds me attractive.” He flipped the golden hair over his shoulder. “It’s probably just my androgyny confusing him.”

Those black eyes bored into him. “Do you really believe that?”

He met the man’s gaze. “No.”

“You know he’s mad for you, and if he can just be honest with himself for five minutes at a time, he’ll be here begging to fuck you.”

“I doubt he’ll achieve that level of honesty, but yes, I think he is mad for me.”

“And you for him?”

Trelain sighed. Life could be so bloody complicated. “Yes, there is some madness there.”

“It’s not hard to understand why. He’s intriguing, intellectually curious, energetic, and magnetic. Plus, that big, skinny body is sexy as hell.”

“But then, so are you.”

“Am I?”

“You surely don’t have to ask.”

“I find myself unusually uncertain of my status.”

Well, bloody hell, if that wasn’t the sweetest little declaration. Trelain leaned toward Daniel. “Could I perhaps show you just how sexy, magnetic, and energetic I think you are?” Trelain unwrapped Daniel’s robe to find an already pulsing, hard-as-steel cock.

“Um, don’t forget intellectually curious. I find I’m intellectually curious about what it would feel like to have your beautiful, uncut cock in my ass, since we were thwarted in our attempt this afternoon.”

“Oh, yes. I’m totally dedicated to research.”

Daniel’s breath already came hard. “Shall I turn over?”

“No, I want to see your face when I fuck you.”

“Oh shit, Trelain. Do it now.” He started to pull his long legs back.

Trelain reached out and stopped him. “Ah, ah. First I want to satisfy my intellectual curiosity by tasting every inch of you.”

Thanks so much for visiting the blog!  :  )

Women Writing Gay Romance! Turning the Tables.

Hi everyone– I’m baaaaaaccckkk! Back from a great week at GayRomLit in New Orleans where a fantastic time was had by all — and where most of the authors and readers of the gay romance genre are quite obviously women. (Although i met some really fantastic guys as well). I recently posted a blog at my friend Tristram LaRoche’s site about why women read and write gay romance. As you may know, Tris has been a guest on this blog and my readers love his visits. He sometimes talks about the experience of a man writing gay romance. So i turned the tables and thought i’d repost it here.  
Yes, I confess, I am a het female. But then the average reader of M/M romance in the world is a woman between 30 and 60. Isn’t that interesting? Scientists tell us that while men are mostly turned-on by images and ideas related to their orientation (heterosexual men like M/F images and homosexual men like M/M images) that women respond to the entire spectrum of stimulation — M/F, M/M, F/F and all combinations thereof regardless of whether they are hetero or homosexual. No one knows why exactly, but those are the facts. Women tell me all the time that they were amazed when they found out that they were excited by gay romance. But there are chat rooms full of thousands of women who want to talk about gay romances and at  GayRomLit Retreat in New Orleans in a week and the majority of the attendees will be female.
The reasons women love gay romance is not just physiological. There are emotional and sociological issues as well. Women, no matter what age, have experienced a lot of gender roles and stereotyping and these often carry over into het romances. In M/M romance, these gender roles are gone and a reader or writer can experience the fluidity of a relationship in which no clear-cut interaction exists.  In a M/F romance, a woman reader (or writer) is almost forced to identify with the female character. When reading or writing M/M, she can relate to either or both (or in my case any of) the heroes. When we read romance we get to be vampires and werewolves. I think being the opposite sex is even more fun.
Obviously, I would never presume to write serious gay fiction. But romance is fantasy. I have made love to a man and know the touch, taste and smell. I can imagine what an idealized happy-ever-after love is like between two men as well as I can between a man and a woman. In fact, because I don’t have the limitations of “real life” to hem me in, I can imagine a very grand love between two men — or three. Most women readers try out their first turn in M/M romance with a female author. I did, reading the wonderful Jet Mykles and Z A Maxfield and Lynn Lorenz. Then I tried my hand at some Josh Lanyon and Ethan Day and Tristram LaRoche. Of course, there is bad gay romance written by both sexes. But I find well-written gay romance to be virtually indistinguishable between male and female writers. Just as emotional, just as sexy. What do you think?  

Winners! PLUS Deceptive Attraction Cover is HERE!

Winners — we have winners of the last drawing of the Golden Dancer Blog Tour! Congratulations Ladystyx, Darcy and Jen B! And thanks to everyone for all your enthusiasm and support. 
Remember, Golden Dancer is getting great reviews! Whipped Cream gave it 5 Cherries! And MM Good Book Reviews gave it 5 Hearts! 

And it’s NOW available at Amazon 

And NOW— Here comes Deceptive Attraction!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The much-awaited sequel to Genetic Attraction and The Scientist and the Supermodel. Want to see the cover?
Remember, i am going to GayRomLit on October 12 and will be back on the 19th. I’m so excited!  I’ll try to report in and let you know all the fun and excitement of the Retreat! Thank you again for being such great contestants and thank you for visiting the blog.  :  )

Winners! PLUS Deceptive Attraction Cover is HERE!

Winners — we have winners of the last drawing of the Golden Dancer Blog Tour! Congratulations Ladystyx, Darcy and Jen B! And thanks to everyone for all your enthusiasm and support. 
Remember, Golden Dancer is getting great reviews! Whipped Cream gave it 5 Cherries! And MM Good Book Reviews gave it 5 Hearts! 

And it’s NOW available at Amazon 

And NOW— Here comes Deceptive Attraction!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The much-awaited sequel to Genetic Attraction and The Scientist and the Supermodel. Want to see the cover?
Remember, i am going to GayRomLit on October 12 and will be back on the 19th. I’m so excited!  I’ll try to report in and let you know all the fun and excitement of the Retreat! Thank you again for being such great contestants and thank you for visiting the blog.  :  )

Golden Dancer is Released!

It’s here! Happy Dance. Golden Dancer released today from Loose Id http://www.loose-id.com/Golden-Dancer.aspx  (go to the bottom of the post to read about the Blog Tour Contest)

Mac MacAllister is obsessed; the online news reporter needs enough evidence to write a story accusing billionaire art collector Daniel Terrebone of stealing The Golden Dancer, a priceless work of art, from son-of-a-Nazi, Horst Von Berg. The story promises the recognition Mac craves, but then Mac meets a real golden dancer, ballet star Trelain Medveyev, and his attraction to the man rocks his formerly straight world. When the mysterious Terrebone “collects” his beautiful dancer, too, Mac rushes to the rescue like a knight in shining cargo pants and plunges into a three-way passion that tears him between love and guilt. Can Mac keep investigating when his story could send one man to prison and another to the morgue? Will this reporter get his story or get his men?
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The big man led him through the crowd with a strong hand. Trelain glanced back to see Allison’s face looking both confused and concerned. She clearly didn’t want to lose control of her donor-bait, but lose control she had. Daniel seemed to be quite certain where he was leading them.

When they reached the other end of the big open space, Trelain pulled back. The guy was much bigger, but Trelain was strong. “Hold up. Where do you think we’re going?”

The man turned and gave Trelain that wolfish grin again. Close up, he really was lovely with those deep, dark eyes, and dark curving brows contrasted with the shock of silver hair. “I thought I’d rescue you.”

Trelain smiled. “And I thought I was getting champagne.”

The man stared at him for a moment then looked up and waggled a finger seemingly into space. Moments later, a waiter appeared out of the crowd carrying a tray packed with bubbly. The man grinned. “Would you like it all?”

Trelain smiled back. Daniel seemed a man who got what he wanted. But then, so was Trelain. He selected a full glass from the tray. “One should be sufficient.”

The man took another one, though he didn’t seem to drink it. “But more is better.”

The waiter left, and Trelain took a sip. “Your philosophy of life, I presume?”

“Totally.”

“So who are you, Daniel?” Trelain noticed that people milled all around them, but no one interfered.

“A child of the universe. A lover of art in its myriad forms. A surfer and diver. Oh, yes, and I dabble in computer software sometimes.”

Trelain glanced at him sideways. “Dabble? Like Bill Gates?”

The guy gave a huge smile. “Yes, precisely like that.”

No doubt richer than Croesus, based on the deference everyone seemed to show him. “So, what exactly does ‘rescuing me’ look like?”

“If you’ll let me, I’ll take you to my home in Laguna Beach. Sun, surf, relaxation.”

“Mr. uh…”

“Terrebone. Daniel.”

“Are you propositioning me?”

The man leaned down so his lips were close to Trelain’s ear. His breath smelled like peppermint. “I am propositioning you at every level, cavalier. You are the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen on two feet, and I want you near me. Preferably under me for hours at a time.”

Bloody hell. Trelain smoothed a hand down his arm to try and control the goose bumps. The man chuckled. “I think that sounds good to you.”

A little distance was required. Trelain stepped back. “You are more than persuasive, uh, Daniel, but you also impress me as a man who is used to getting what he wants. Perhaps I don’t enjoy being one of a multitude.” Yes, he was being flirtatious, but it was also true. Maybe part of the appeal of the reporter had been that he wasn’t usually attracted to men. Trelain liked being special. Hell, who didn’t?

Daniel very discreetly ran his fingers up Trelain’s arm. Good. He wasn’t trying to make a show of possession. “It’s true, my friend, that I have had many brief encounters in my past. I don’t think you know anything about me; why would you? But others will delight in telling you of my peccadilloes, so I might as well come clean. That was the past, however. I have not been in a relationship of any kind for many months. I am weary of the game. I want someone special in my life, and you, my friend, are very special.”

Trelain smiled. His thoughts had been answered. He opened his mouth to speak, but Terrebone put up a hand. “One more thing. I won’t rush you or crowd you. I would love to have you come to my home as a guest with no strings attached.”

Trelain cleared his throat. “I am dancing three nights this week, and I believe Laguna Beach is some distance from here.”

“About an hour. But you are free on Thursday, I believe?”

“Yes.”

“Why don’t you pack your bathing suit” — he gave that charming, lecherous grin — “or not, and I’ll send a car for you after your performance. I’ll have a massage therapist standing by, my chef will prepare all your favorite foods, and you can have a quiet vacation for a few days.”

Suddenly, Trelain was too tired for banter. A vacation sounded like heaven, and if it was with this beautiful man, all the better. He might have a thing for that silly reporter, but it was a stupid, fruitless crush. This man was handsome, rich, and seemed sincere. And he knew he was gay. A huge improvement. “I would love to come.”

Daniel looked surprised, then delighted. “You are a world of surprises, cavalier. I like that in a man.”

Trelain sipped the last of his champagne and glanced at the still-milling crowd of patrons. He sighed. “And now I must continue my role as money-grubber-in-chief.” He bowed slightly. “If you’ll excuse me.”

“Oh, one more thing. Please give this to Allison.” Terrebone handed him a scrap of paper. It said IOU $1,000,000.

“Fucking hell.”

“Not enough? I just wanted Allison to know I hadn’t been wasting your precious time.”

Trelain carefully folded the paper. He laughed all the way back to the group of donors surrounding the anxious program director. 

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Enjoy! Don’t forget the Blog Tour Contest! Leave a comment here to be entered and go to Beautiful Boys Books to post a comment and follow the blog for an entry in all four contests (first drawing is today so HURRY) http://beautifulboysbooks.blogspot.com   :  )

Very Adult Excerpt of Volley Balls for Your Reading Pleasure

Hi everyone– Unless you’ve read Volley Balls you haven’t seen this excerpt, so here is something new for your enjoyment. (It is adult and male/male so don’t go on if that’s not your thing.) Volley Balls has been a top seller at Amazon on the Gay Romance list. It’s also available at ARe and other resellers.Etopia Press   Amazon   ARe

Here’s the blurb:

David Underwood needs to go to AA – Alpha-lovers Anonymous, but his ogling of two Australian volleyball players on Laguna Beach gets him harassed and terrified he might be in for a repeat of his previous abusive relationship. Australian, Gareth Marshall needs to come out. A lifetime of hiding his orientation from his best friend and volleyball partner, Edge, as well as everyone else around him, has left him hurt and frustrated.When Gareth gets a load of David posing nude as the Micheangelo statue in the famous Laguna Pageant, he knows his hiding days are numbered. But Edge has his own secrets, and may just take them out on the two lovers. And David’s ex-lover has some nasty plans of his own. With everything stacked against them, can a gay Laguna guy find happiness with an alpha male – or two?

Here’s the excerpt:

Rodney began slapping on the white body makeup, managing David’s equipment a little roughly. “So where have you been, Mr. Mysterious? I went by the gallery today and you weren’t there. Jim-Jim said you had gone up the coast for some reason.”

Oh, he was going to get hell for this from his friend. “I went to Huntington Beach.”
Rodney paused in the midst of manhandling David’s balls. “Why on earth would you go there? You’ve developed an affection for drunken surfers?”

David looked off into space. “No-o-o, I, uh, went to the, uh, volleyball tournament.”

Rodney stopped dead. “What in the everlasting hell possessed you? Oh no, do not tell me you went to see those Neanderthals play? I thought you were attending AA—alphas anonymous. You simply have to get over this affliction. Dear God, you could have been hurt or killed. What were you thinking?”

A soft voice responded. “He was thinking that there was a Neanderthal in Huntington Beach who was desperate to see him, and he decided to be compassionate and throw the bloke a bone. “

David turned.

Gareth leaned against the doorjamb.

David stared. Dear God, the man was so beautiful. Even out of his trunks, dressed in jeans and a blue polo shirt, he looked like a god. The deep brown hair curled around his face and onto his neck. Gareth should be walking out on the stage as Michelangelo’s David instead of him.
He promptly hardened.

“Whoa, baby!” Rodney stared up at David, his hands raised in surrender. “I may be gay, but I am unprepared to deal with my BFF’s hard-on.”

“I’m happy to deal with it.” Gareth pushed off from the door and crossed to Rodney and David. He took the makeup can from Rodney’s hand. “May I?”

Rodney scuttled away. “Be my guest, by all means.”

Gareth knelt in front of David and scooped some of the thick white paste in his hand. He began to spread it on David’s belly and thighs. By now, his cock was rock hard and beginning to throb.

Rodney’s hands went back to his hips. “Okay, you two. Clearly, privacy is required. But let me warn you. This is a family show more or less, and if that thing is sticking up while he’s on stage, there will be hell to pay. So do something about it, understand?”

Gareth looked up into David’s eyes. “It will be my pleasure, mate.”

David heard the snick of the door closing and he knew Rodney would be standing guard. His friend might think David was crazy, but Rodney was a sucker for love. “They’ll be calling me soon.”

“Then I better work fast.” Gareth took more white makeup and reached around David to apply it to his ass. This move brought his mouth within inches of David’s cock. Warm breath was a killer. The big hands spread the makeup over the cheeks and then dipped between. “Wouldn’t want the audience to see any skin in here, would we, mate?” His fingers delved all the way to David’s pulsing hole and played around the rim until David’s knees were shaking. How could he walk on stage when he couldn’t walk at all?

The makeup now covered his whole body except his face and one hugely swollen appendage. Gareth stared at it. “Guess it’s up to me to get rid of this thing, right?” He pulled a condom from his hip pocket and rolled it onto David, then, in one move, swallowed that aching cock deep into his mouth. David’s knees did give out, and he grabbed for the makeup table nearby until it was holding him upright on the strength of his arms and his will.

Gareth gave no quarter. He sucked and swallowed until David’s vision was black and his hips jerked mindlessly into that hot, wet hole in the universe. Oh God, it was so wonderful.

“Shit, oh shit, Gareth.” And he exploded into the condom in the other man’s mouth, pump after pump of cum spurting from his cock. Gareth kept sucking. Some part of David’s brain was amazed. Phil hadn’t liked to suck David. He always wanted it the other way ’round.

When David finally opened his eyes, he was staring into Gareth’s crystal blue ones. Lovingly, the man caressed David’s nape and kissed him.

It was a simple meeting of lips. They’d call him any second, so no time. But that sweet soft pressure held more feeling than David had experienced in a year with Phil. In a lifetime of bad choices in men. The Aussie was big and hunky, but sweet, so sweet, and David never wanted to lose the taste of those gentle lips. Gareth pulled back, moisture glistening in his crystalline eyes. He gazed at David for a moment, then began to apply the makeup to his face and neck. “Next time, love, after I show you my tests and see yours, I want to swallow you down with no latex. Sound good?”

Oh, sweet Jesus. “Yes, sounds wonderful. Good thing I don’t have a speaking part tonight, cause I’d never make it.”

Gareth laughed as he finished David’s neck. Then he knelt again and spread makeup onto a very relaxed cock. “This is more like what your mate had in mind, I think?”

The call box squawked. “David to the set, please.”

Gareth stood and grabbed a towel from the makeup table to wipe his hands. “You go be beautiful, love. Know I’m watching you and thinking you far exceed the perfection of the original. And think too about all the time we’re going to spend with our cocks in each other’s asses tonight.”

David could hardly draw breath. “I thought you didn’t want me to get hard on stage?”

The Aussie laughed. “Oh yeah, forgot. Okay, wait ‘til you come off stage, and then I’ll remind you. Now, get up there, gorgeous.” And he slapped a hand on David’s buttock.

It was the first performance of the Pageant of the Masters in which the statue of David featured a perfect hand print on his ass.

Winners and Weekend Fun.

Hi everyone —

Winners!! The last of the Winners of The Scientist and the Supermodel and Genetic Attraction (for awhile) are JoAnna Becker and Marybelle. Congratulations you two!

The new Blog Tour for Volley Balls has already begun. If you posted a comment this last week, you are already entered. BUT, if you posted before last week you have to enter again to win Volley Balls. So any comments on the last two posts by me  — the Last Chance post and the Volley Balls Release Day post — i already have entered in the contest. Same rules as last contest. Comment here for all the weeks entry and on the individual guest blogs for extra entries during that week. I’ll do another post tomorrow or Monday and explain all the rules again for the newbies. But you seasoned veterans, go ahead and comment to get entered.

Tomorrow — Sunday July 3 — i will be chatting at Love Romances Cafe with a bunch of authors from Loose Id. I’ll be posting excerpts from The Scientist and the Supermodel and Genetic Attraction. Stop by if you have some time. There will be great excerpts, books and prizes to win and i’m thinking i might give away some swag! So come on over and say hi.

This coming week i am guesting at two totally cool blogs — with Doctor Charley and Tristram LaRoche. If you met them on my Author Blog, you know how great they are. I’ll post the links tomorrow.

BTW, i’m the featured Author at The Romance Studio Rainbow Studio this month. There’s no place to post a comment, but if you come back here and comment telling me what are one of the two guilty pleasures i mention, i’ll give you an extra entry in next week’s drawing for Volley Balls.

Hope you’re having a great weekend and a super holiday (US buddies). Thank you so much for coming by.
 : )

Winners Cici and Chele! But hold on …

Hi everyone–


I first want to thank you all for participating in this weeks Blog Tour Drawing! We had a lot of enthusiastic commenters on all the blogs this week. The drawing happened this morning and i emailed the winners — Cici who won The Scientist and the Supermodel and Chele who won Genetic Attraction! BUT … i haven’t heard back from either of them yet, so, while i think i have the right email addresses, i won’t call this drawing complete until i hear back. If i have to do another drawing, i’ll let you know.


Tomorrow, Sunday, i’ll be posting the events for the Week 3 Blog Tour Contest! It’s going to be a fun week. And speaking of fun …
here is an important event announcement that i think you’ll want to come see. This is a special chance to WIN either The Scientist and the Supermodel or Volley Balls, along with a bunch of other marvelous author’s books. Here’s an announcement from author, Ethan Day.


Sunday, June 12th is Gay Day at my Yahoo Group.  Gay Day is the one day a month when the best authors in GLBT Romance stop by to post excerpts of their new and upcoming releases.

The following authors will be generously offering giveaways you can enter to win:

Elizabeth Noble – Marked Yours

C. Zampa – Candy G.

S.J. Frost – Natural Instincts

Belinda McBride – A signed Uncommon Whore poster

Jambrea Jo Jones – Tell Me Now & Saddle Up ‘N Ride

Alan Chin – Haji’s Exile

Ariel Tachna – Choice from Backlist

Pia Veleno – Man Whore

William Neale – A New Normal

Barry Brennessel – Tinseltown
Simone Anderson – To Love Again

Serena Yates – Saving Zeke

Sebastian Blade – Redeem Me

Jaime Samms – As Advertised

Kimberly Gardner – Dressed to Thrill

Lou Harper – Hanging Loose

Angel Martinez – Boots

Charlie Cochrane – An ‘I love Jonty and Orlando’ T-shirt

Devon Rhodes – Stranger In Black

Z.A. Maxfield – Rhapsody For Piano And Ghost

Gale Stanley – One Night in Bangkok

&

Geoff Knight & Dare Empire will be offering up FIVE books!

Winners Choice of either The Cross of Sins or Drive Shaft


The day will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST in the Ethan Day Yahoo Group where we’ll be posting excerpts, running contests for free books, and chatting about all the new and upcoming releases from your favorite authors.

I hope everyone will stop by to catch up with your favorite authors and join in all the fun!


I hope all of you can pop in and enjoy this event. It’s my first time with a book appropriate for Gay Day and i’m excited to get to participate.  Come play!  :  )

YUMMMM! My Volley Balls Cover is Here!

Hi everyone — Have to spend a few days dancing around town about my new Volley Balls cover. Isn’t it gorgeous? Volley Balls releases July 1 from Etopia Press. It’s an LGBT M/M/M menage. Here’s a little about it:

David Underwood needs to go to AA – Alpha-lovers Anonymous, but his ogling of two Australian volleyball players on Laguna Beach gets him harassed and terrified he might be in for a repeat of his previous abusive relationship. Australian, Gareth Marshall needs to come out. A lifetime of hiding his orientation from his best friend and volleyball partner, Edge, as well as everyone else around him, has left him hurt and frustrated.When Gareth gets a load of David posing nude as the Micheangelo statue in the famous Laguna Pageant, he knows his hiding days are numbered. But Edge has his own secrets, and may just take them out on the two lovers. And David’s ex-lover has some nasty plans of his own. With everything stacked against them, can a flaming gay Laguna boy find happiness with an alpha male – or two?


There’s your nibble! I’ll be posting excerpts over the next few weeks and will be taking this book on tour so you may win a copy. Meanwhile, go over to my Book Blog and enter to win The Scientist and the Supermodel. http://beautifulboysbooks.blogspot.com  There are three more copies of this book plus three more of Genetic Attraction to win before the end of June. Lots going on! Come play.  :  )