BOOK BOYFRIEND BLOG HOP

bookboyfriend-1 (1)The Book Boyfriend Blog Hop is back and better than ever!

The authors of Evernight have a brand new team of swoon-worthy book boyfriend candidates. A sexy assortment of cowboys, Doms, detectives, millionaires, royalty, vampires, soldiers, and shifters are just a click away.

Get ready to find your next book boyfriend…

So many men, so little time! Leandro from my story The New Boss is the kind of guy I love. He’s sexy and honorable. He is loving and affectionate even though his boy friend is trying to hold him at arms length. This is how I pictured him.italianman

I have a question for you all! In addition to the awesome prizes Evernight is offering I will randomly pick a winner from those of you who answer my question, and you could win a free copy of my M/M story from Evernight Publishing The New Boss!thenewboss1m

 

What’s up for grabs?
• One lucky hopper will win a $100 Amazon Gift Certificate sponsored by Evernight Publishing.
• Plus, each author is giving away their own unique prize! So visit each blog hop stop for a host of fabulous prizes to win.

How to enter? Answer this question in the comments below…

QUESTION: If you were in love with someone and you’d been waiting on them for years to commit to you, would you keep waiting because anything with the one you adore is better than nothing, or would you move on when someone else comes along who you find tempting? Leave your answer below in the comment section and I will choose my favorite answer. Good Luck to you all!

Be sure to leave the answer and your email address to be eligible to win a prize. Each comment gives you an entry for the grand prize (one per blog hop stop).

Keep hopping to the next author or blogger. After you’ve met each hero click here to vote for your favorite book boyfriend. You’ll earn an extra grand prize entry!

You’re one step closer to meeting your next Book Boyfriend…

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Happy Easter Now, In Case I Forget!

easter-mondayHope everyone has a wonderful Easter and stays safe.

Holidays change a lot as you age. I can see this so clearly in how my children handle them. This is the first year my kids won’t have easter baskets hidden for them. They are too grown up and basically just want me to hand them the candy. Sniff, sniff.

On the one hand it is a relief not to have to hide baskets late at night when I’m exhausted! You know how it is, trying to find a new and original place to hide them that can’t be discovered immediately.  But it is also poignant because it means they are growing up. They accept that there is no Easter Bunny or Santa and that makes me melancholy and takes me back to when I caught on.

I know for my daughter somewhere deep inside she is sad about losing that little piece of magic. My son acts like it’s no big deal.  easterCatching-Rabbit-On-vBut maybe when he was younger he also had that pang we all have when we discover the truth.

Honestly I’m thankful they discovered the reality about Santa and the Easter Bunny on their own. Slowly and each in their own way. Who wants to have to have the “There is no Santa” conversation when your kids are twenty?

Either way I’m happy my kids still enjoy being with family on the holidays instead of hanging out at the mall. So I will make the Easter meal happily with the help of others, and we will all have a wonderful day where we get to consume mass quantities of candy without having to search all over the house to enjoy it!

 

WHITLEY GRAY AND HER LITTLE RABBITS ARE HERE!!

Today I have the pleasure of welcoming Whitley Gray to my blog! I’ve enjoyed all of her books and look forward to anything neWG_EB_RabbitWars_coverlgw she publishes. I thought it would be fun to interview her characters Jeff and Ash from her newest book Rabbit Wars from Loose Id. 

First of course we want a taste of what we are in for so here is a blurb from her latest.

BLURB:

After two months in Dubai supervising a construction project, architect Jefferson Fontaine returns home to find his boyfriend boffing the dog walker. Reeling, Jeff grabs his dignity and departs. The arrival of a mysterious wicker box and a letter requesting Jeff’s presence for the reading of a local entrepreneur’s will sends Jeff to his hometown of Crooked Creek, Colorado. The last thing he expects is to encounter an old flame who disappeared fifteen years ago.

After high school, Ashton Eiker hoped to start a future with the boy he loved, but his world crashed when Jeff refused to bring Ash along with him to college. Ash ran from the rejection, but returned to Crooked Creek a year ago, bringing his confectionary talents and opening a chocolate shop. When the great uncle of a childhood friend names Ash in his will, he could hardly anticipate getting a helping of his past in the mix.

The Interview:

 

  1. Ash, what is your full name and occupation? Ashton Eiker. I’m a chocolatier, and own Chocolate Suite in Crooked Creek, Colorado.
  2. Jeff same question. Jefferson Fontaine. I’m an architect, and currently between jobs.
  3. Ash, would you ever consider and is it even possible to create the delicious things you do in a sugar free low fat version? Funny you should ask. Jeff’s housekeeper Oneida asked me the same thing. She’s holding me personally responsible for her “winter hibernation” ten pounds. Right now, I’m experimenting with using monk fruit extract as a sweetener. Low fat is possible, but doesn’t give that same melt in your mouth flavor. Nonetheless, I’m doing some testing there too.
  1. Jeff, what was the thing that hurt you most when Ash left fifteen years ago? The fight hurt like hell. Not physically, but because I couldn’t believe we came to blows. I thought Ash would blow off steam, and we’d make it up the next day. I never expected him to take off like that. It was like losing a limb.
  2. Ash why did you disappear like that? I was in agony, hurting so intensely I couldn’t think straight. Jeff was dead set against me going with him, and it blew me away. I’d lost everyone who ever cared about me and now Jeff—the boy I loved—was leaving to attend college in Fargo and didn’t want me along. After everything we’d shared, he didn’t want me. I…I had to get out of there. I ran, and kept running until I got to Arizona. I was a kid. The possibility of further discussion and negotiation didn’t enter my head.
  3. Ash why are you willing to take a chance on Jeff again? Fifteen years, and I never really stopped loving him. I moved back to Crooked Creek a year ago, knowing that he’d eventually come home. This time I think Jeff will quit caring what other people think and be able to put us first.
  4. Jeff what about you? Why do you think it might work now when it didn’t when you were younger? Over those fifteen years there was never anyone I got seriously involved with. I think that was because on some level I never quit loving Ash. As soon as I saw him, memories avalanched me. I still wanted Ash. We’re both thirty-three now, grown up enough to realize this relationship is worth fighting for.
  5. Jeff, why were you with Deak when he is so obviously wrong for you? God. (looks at ceiling and winces). I think it was mostly proximity. We were both architects with the same company. I was working overseas for months at a time, with only a couple of weeks at home in between jobs. It started out casual—he can be charming when he wants to be. Deak seemed able to deal with a long-distance relationship. I didn’t realize he’d decided to boff anything that stood still. In retrospect we didn’t spend enough time together to even call what we had a relationship.
  6. Whose house do you end up living in? (Ash leans forward) Mine. After a lot of discussion, we decided to sell Jeff’s dad’s house and live above Chocolate Suite. When the Rabbit mansion restoration is complete, we’ll live there and rent out my place.
  7. If you had a child what would you name it? (Ash) I favor Swedish names, so maybe Finn for a boy. (Jeff) I like my mom’s name—Elaine. My dad used to tease her about the rhyme: Elaine Fontaine.
  8. What does Jeff tell Ash that no one else knows about him? Fifteen years ago I had a tiny letter “A” tattooed on my—(Ash slaps a hand over Jeff’s mouth, and grins.)

Thank you so much Whitley for dropping by and answering these questions! It has helped us get to know Ash and Jeff more intimately.

Everybody show Whitley some love, and be sure to drop by her blog and website for more about what she is up to.

 

ABOUT WHITLEY THE AUTHOR:

Once upon a misspent youth, Whitley read and wrote stories under the covers at night. At some point, real life intervened, bringing with it a career in the medical field. After years of technical writing, Whitley took on the challenge writing romance. Inventing characters and putting them in interesting situations turned out to be addictive, and having two heroes is twice as nice. A pot of coffee and a storyline featuring a couple of guys makes for a perfect day. Stop by http://www.whitleygray.com and feed your fix for heat between the sheets and M/M romance.

Loose Id:  http://www.loose-id.com/eostre-s-baskets-rabbit-wars.html

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Rabbit-Wars-Eostres-Baskets-Whitley-ebook/dp/B00J3AJYMS/ref=la_B008W0W3SM_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395618657&sr=1-2

All Romance Ebooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-rabbitwars-1457682-149.html

 

CONTACT:

Website: www.whitleygray.com

Blog: http://whitleygray.blogspot.com/

Jeff and Ash jointly inherit the historic Jeremiah Rabbit House, and are forced to work together to meet the terms of the will or neither will have the mansion. It’s a battle of opinions, shared personal history, and present attraction, but the true prize isn’t the Rabbit legacy. It’s the chance at something better.

Whitley Gray is interviewing Liam and Scott from Guarding My Heart today!

http://whitleygray.blogspot.com/2014/04/guarding-my-heart-with-sc-wynne.html

My newest from Loose Id Guarding My Heart is out this week and Whitley Gray was kind enough to have me as a guest on her blog today! But since I find my characters far more interesting than myself, I decided why not ask Liam and Scott a few questions of their own?

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Newest one from Loose Id

 

Whitley’s newest one Rabbit Wars is on sale right now at Loose Id! It’s a great story, definitely recommended reading!

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Whitley’s latest release from Loose Id

My Newest One is Out!

My newest book from Loose Id is available now! It’s about a rich kid. Liam Carlington has his heart broken by his ex and acts out a little by dropping out of college and partying a little too much. His bodyguard get’s stabbed in a bar fight and his new bodyguard, Scott Jackson steps in. Scott is a little different from Liam’s last protector. He actually takes his job seriously. Scott is dealing with his own issues from his past. Will the two of them be able to see past the protective facades and come together?

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My Newest one from Loose Id

EXCERPT:

“Most of our employees have been with us for years,” I said, observing their machismo interaction. “You don’t need to protect us from them.”

“You’d be amazed how many kidnapping attempts and assaults come from inside the circle of trust.”

“You’re the stranger, Jackson,” I said.

“Please, call me Scott.” He smiled. “And I’m not trying to be insulting. It’s not about who’s a stranger and who isn’t. It’s about motive.”

“There is no motive. This town loves my family.”

Scott was distracted as he answered, looking at his cell phone. “You’re missing the point. It isn’t about them liking you. It’s about opportunity and need.”

“We pay our staff very well,” I said, irked at his dismissive attitude.

He took a deep breath. “You have no idea what’s going on in their lives. They could be in severe financial straits. Someone approaches them, and it seems harmless enough to them. They give info. They get a huge chunk of money, and no one gets hurt. Or so they think.”

His voice reminded me of the tone my kindergarten teacher used on me when I’d been annoying her as a child. I half expected him to reach out and pat me on the head. “I think it’s bullshit I even have a bodyguard. I mean, we’re not the Rockefellers.”

The line of his mouth thinned, although he kept a smile around his eyes. “No, but your family is wealthy enough to make you a target for extortion.”

“It seems a little over-the-top to me.” I scowled. “We only had that one incident.”

Scott’s face became still, and he seemed to be looking past me. “Sometimes it starts out like that.”

His empty gaze sent a chill through me, but he turned away and fiddled with the alarm keypad, and I couldn’t see his face. “What does that mean?”

“Let’s just say it can get real ugly, real fast.”

I swallowed. “Did someone die or something…on your watch?”

His gaze was odd and fervent as he gave me what I considered a nonanswer. “In some situations the best you can do is keep loss of lives to a minimum.”

“So is that a yes?” What the hell?

“I’m not trying to scare you, Liam.” Scott looked tired all at once. “But it’s important you let me do my job. That might include implementing procedures you think are unnecessary.”

“Crap. I would think you guys would be trained to handle anything.”

“We are, and I’m not sloppy, like Joe.” Scott paused a moment. “But if my client won’t listen to me, I’m not fucking Superman either.”

Buy it here: http://www.loose-id.com/guarding-my-heart.html

AS I STEP OFF THE CLIFF HOLDING JOSH LANYON’S HAND…

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My first book with Loose Id

Josh Lanyon has been using me in his laboratory for a little experiment.

Josh is always trying to help others understand what it’s like to write in the M/M genre. He posts so many interesting articles and information packed blogs that I know I personally stalk his pages seeking guidance.

Last year he came up with the idea of  trying to show what the experience of a brand spanking new writer in the M/M world would be like from the very beginning. He chose me, and I am delighted to be his guinea pig!  Although I’d be lying if I didn’t admit as a newbie sharing my numbers is daunting, mostly because they are small right now! I’ve signed tons of contracts for books, but I really haven’t had them all published yet so my numbers only reflect two of my Loose Id books from 2013 so far.

But I trust Josh and so I lay myself bare for all to see. Even if the numbers aren’t what I would love to have yet, I think they are respectable for an unknown author. But more importantly, I’m enjoying writing so much it makes it all worth it.

Here is a link to Josh’s blog if anyone is interested: http://joshlanyon.blogspot.com/2014/04/anatomy-of-writing-career-quarter-2.html?showComment=1396624418788#c8475472991986497930

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My newest coming April 8th from Loose Id