Mini Vacation in February

vactionI’m taking a mini vacation starting tomorrow.

But being an obsessive person I will, of course, be bringing my laptop along. What else would I do? Am I supposed to be away from all my friends on Facebook? Perish the thought! What if something happened while I’m away and I missed it? 🙂

Plus there’s writing to be done. I have two WIP for a Loose Id Call I hope to submit to in the next few months. Also I just signed a new contract with them for a book I submitted last month, so those edits should be arriving in the near future. I also have the Ellora’s Cave edits in the works.

Then of course there is the promoting side of things which I tend to shove off to the back burner.

It doesn’t make it easier to promote when you’re awful at it. I know it seems all authors say this, but I think we all say it because it’s true! We love to write because it’s what we are naturally inclined to do.  Writing is creative yes, but also a business. And no business thrives unless it’s promoted. Rats!

But in the mean time I’m going to go do laundry and pack. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Talk to you soon!



New short story out today THE NEW BOSS

thenewboss1mI have another short M/M story out today. It’s about a guy who has commitment issues. If you’re looking for a short, hot read you might enjoy this one.


Of all the days I could have picked to be tardy, this was the worst time to be late. We had a new manager arriving, and I was barely at the door when I heard Leandro’s husky voice behind me.

“I hate it when you sneak out. You make me feel like a whore you met on the docks or something.” He stood in the doorway of the bedroom, enjoying a full-lipped yawn. His soft black curls brushed his bare shoulders, and his dark sleepy eyes were full of reprimand. Even though I was in a huge hurry it was hard not to enjoy the view.

“I have to get back to my ship before the captain notices I’m missing.”

“Ha, ha.” He leaned on the doorjamb. “Come here and give me a proper goodbye, you jerk.”

I approached him and leaned in for a farewell kiss. His warm lips captured mine insistently and he tugged at my collar with his hands. “Why are you always in such a rush to get away from me?”

“I’m already late because I overslept. You kept me up too late, with your cheap booze and trampy ways.” I pulled away and ignored his groan. “I’ll call you.”

“Liar,” he said morosely.

When the new boss arrived I was on a call. But you don’t hang up on Lucinda Barkly. Not if you want to keep your job, that is. I’ll tell you one thing: Ryker Sloan didn’t look like a pushover. He swept me head to toe with his cool gaze, but no expression appeared on his perfect face. I couldn’t help but like what I saw. He was gorgeous. Tall and well built, with black hair and strong aristocratic cheekbones. My pulse seconded my opinion of him.

Loose Id Staff Pick


I was excited to hear that the Staff at Loose Id Publishing picked one of my books for their Staff Picks section. It’s a nice honor and it makes one feel validated. I love writing for Loose Id. They’re a wonderful, super responsive and professional organization. My editor there is great and puts me through my paces, which I need. (Right, Kathleen Fawn Calhoun? Nudge, nudge, wink, wink.)

I’ve begun writing for other houses as well. Evernight Publishing, Dreamspinners, and also I’ve signed a contract with Ellora’s Cave. Each house has it’s own distinct style and way of doing things. It’s fascinating to experience actually. So far everyone of them I’ve enjoyed working with.

I look forward to 2014 and hope it is an amazing year for all!