I love Gardening! #giveaway #mmromance

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This month a bunch of my author friends and I have put together a big giveaway. There are two grand prizes and many individual ones. Come join me at Cathy Brockman’s HERE to see what I’ve done to handle staying at home more than ever.

Be sure to enter the rafflecopter to win! $45 value 🙂

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BELEGA Book Tour and Giveaway!

Welcome to the Other Worlds Inc. book tour for BELEGA! Visit each stop for a chance to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!!

April 2 – Thursday:   Phoebe’s Randoms (was Phoebe’s Rainbow World) 

April 2 – Thursday:   MM Midnight Cafe 

April 2 – Thursday    Cajun’s Cabinet for Reviews&Blog

LOGO-Other-Worlds-InkApril 2 – Thursday:    Drops of Ink

April 2 – Thursday:    Queer Sci Fi 

April 2 – Thursday:    QueerRomance Ink  

April 3 – Friday:          Never Hollowed By The Stare 

April 4 – Saturday:     Mickie B. Ashling 

April 5 – Sunday:     Ilovebooksandstuffblog   

April 6 – Monday:    Nicolie-Olie’s Meanderings   

April 7 – Tuesday:      kittenwylde 

April 8 – Wednesday:  Love Bytes

April 9 – Thursday:   Sharonica Logic

April 10 – Friday:   J. Scott Coatsworth

April 10 – Friday:  MM Good Book Reviews

April 11 – Saturday:   Valerie Ullmer | Romance Author

April 12 – Sunday:    Boy Meets Boy Reviews

April 13 – Monday:   Matt Doyle media

April 14 – Tuesday:   Stories That Make You Smile 

April 15 – Wednesday:  Bayou Book Junkie 

April 16- Thursday:  Joyfully Jay 

BELEGA

Amazon

The Karthagans have regained their ancient powers of manipulating nature, but at the price of madness. In their lust for control they’ve destroyed their island and most of their race. They come now to Belega where one of them, Camron, seeks domination over the known world. The Mage has come from the northern continent of Sennia to bring peace, but finding his strength no match for the coming struggle, he passes his abilities on to Natan, who only desires a simple life. Now only Natan has the ability to stop Camron, but the personal cost is more than he imagines. It is only with the combined strength of his friends, his Karthagan lover, Kavi, and his deep desire to bring peace to the earth, that he finds the courage to overcome Camron and restore balance to the world. The power of the mind is immense. In this world, mankind has learned to gather the energies of creation to use at their whim. But absolute power corrupts absolutely.

 

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#Free Book! Happy St. Patty’s Day!!

Trails of a Lonely SpecterTrials of a Lonely Specter

Free!!

March 16-17

Amazon

Blurb:

A reluctant ghost at best, Quinn doesn’t like the haunts to which Liam takes him, always fearful of encountering a true medium in the paranormal groups investigating the houses, bent on seeing a ghost.

When Liam sets him up for such a meeting, Quinn breaks from him, not fully understanding the apparition’s cruelty. He’d thought they were friends. But despite his anger, when he believes Liam will go to the manor house without him, a house known to be haunted by a fearsome ghost, Quinn joins him, hoping to keep him from danger.

But it is Quinn himself who is in danger, not only from Betterford’s ghost, the mediums stalking him, but also from a secret Liam’s been keeping, making Quinn wonder if he’ll survive the longest haunt of his life.

Excerpt:

Liam swept passed him, his skin luminescent in the pulsing blue light he’d created. Quinn watched enviously as he crossed the hallway and glided up the swaying staircase. His own efforts to produce an aura only resulted in dim blobs that people dismissed as figments of their imagination.

His friend’s glowing figure disappeared through the door at the top of the landing, and he hurried after him. His foot caught on a loose board as he entered the room and his dignity was bruised as he sprawled on his face. Liam’s amused laughter did nothing to help.

He climbed to his feet and stalked across the bare floor to a mirror propped against the wall, the only piece of furniture in the room besides a dusty wooden chair. He scowled at the mottled surface. “May I go home now?”

Liam appeared in the mirror and Quinn stared at his reflection. The same old questions raced around in his head. They were hard to ask with Liam’s mocking eyes on him. He swallowed nervously. “Am I a vampire?”

The unique eyes blinked, and then a grin flashed over the attractive face watching him. “Why do you ask that?”

Quinn gestured to the mirror. “I don’t see my reflection next to yours. I never do.”

Liam shrugged indifferently. “Your point?”

“I…” Quinn bit his lip, knowing it was now or never. “Were we ever alive?”

“Obviously.”

“Damn it, Liam! Why don’t I have a reflection?”

“You do. You choose not to see it. Maybe you don’t believe you’re really dead.”

Quinn sputtered at that, but fell silent when Liam lifted a hand for quiet. Glee suffused the ghost’s face. “They’re here,” he murmured portentously.

Quinn made a grab for his fading body. “You can’t leave me alone with them!”

Liam chuckled as he disappeared. Quinn braced as footsteps rustled on the staircase like scurrying rats.

“Liam?” he tried again.

“Hush,” the voice in his head warned him. “Don’t let them see you talking to yourself. It’ll scare them away, and the ladies from the Paranormal Club Auxiliary deserve a better haunt than that.”

“But…” Quinn shut his mouth and backed fearfully against the wall when the door flew open. There might be a true medium in the group, and sometimes their insistence on seeing him could tear his soul apart. He thanked God Liam had never exposed him to an exorcist. He winced at the rude laughter inside his head.

 

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Enjoy my ghosts for #free! #newbook #VDay #ghosts

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!

To celebrate, my ghost story  TRIALS OF A LONELY SPECTER is Free!! 

February 13-14

AMAZON

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blurb:

A reluctant ghost at best, Quinn doesn’t like the haunts to which Liam takes him, always fearful of encountering a true medium in the paranormal groups investigating the houses, bent on seeing a ghost.

When Liam sets him up for such a meeting, Quinn breaks from him, not fully understanding the apparition’s cruelty. He’d thought they were friends. But despite his anger, when he believes Liam will go to the manor house without him, a house known to be haunted by a fearsome ghost, Quinn joins him, hoping to keep him from danger.

But it is Quinn himself who is in danger, not only from Betterford’s ghost, the mediums stalking him, but also from a secret Liam’s been keeping, making Quinn wonder if he’ll survive the longest haunt of his life.

Excerpt:

Quinn frowned at the crumbling gate house of the manor, not sure why Liam had brought him there. Then again, he shouldn’t be surprised by anything his friend did.

“Let’s go in.”

Quinn hushed the voice in his head. “I’m thinking.”

He jumped slightly when Liam materialized at his side. He tried to hold on to his annoyance but couldn’t stay mad for long when Liam grinned in that attractive way. The specter threw an arm across his shoulders, waving a languid hand at the decrepit building. “Can’t you make up your mind inside? It’s getting dark.”

Quinn glanced behind them at the lonely driveway. He shivered when he saw the shadows creeping from under the trees. Shrubs overran the flowerbeds and weeds grew between the closely fitted flagstones of the walkway. He couldn’t understand why Liam always had to pick the scariest places to haunt.

“It’ll be darker inside,” he hinted to the apparition.

“No.”

Liam slid his arm from his shoulders and sauntered up to the wooden door sagging on its hinges. He wiggled his fingers and a bluish light filled the house, spilling out from between the slats of the broken shutters.

“Show-off,” Quinn muttered as he joined him at the front entrance. The door felt solid under his hands.  He gave it a nudge, testing its stability.

Watching him, Liam put his chin on his shoulder. “Give it a push.”

“Why don’t you?”

He regretted the words instantly when Liam’s eyes flashed.

“I’m sorry. Don’t be mad,” he said hurriedly, but Liam had glanced aside, hiding his expression. Quinn felt like a brute, knowing his friend’s manifestation had no substance. He took out his frustration on the door, putting a shoulder to it. He shoved, and stumbled across the threshold when the ancient latch unexpectedly gave way. Dust filled the air and he sneezed several times.

Liam swept passed him, his skin luminescent in the pulsing blue light he’d created. Quinn watched enviously as he crossed the hallway and glided up the swaying staircase. His own efforts to produce an aura only resulted in dim blobs that people dismissed as figments of their imagination.

His friend’s glowing figure disappeared through the door at the top of the landing, and he hurried after him. His foot caught on a loose board as he entered the room and his dignity was bruised as he sprawled on his face. Liam’s amused laughter did nothing to help.

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BELEGA is Out!! #fantasy #paranormal #mm

BELEGA

Amazon

Also in Print 

Blurb:

The Karthagans have regained their ancient powers of manipulating nature, but at the price of madness. In their lust for control they’ve destroyed their island and most of their race. They come now to Belega where one of them, Camron, seeks domination over the known world. The Mage has come from the northern continent of Sennia to bring peace, but finding his strength no match for the coming struggle, he passes his abilities on to Natan, who only desires a simple life. Now only Natan has the ability to stop Camron, but the personal cost is more than he imagines. It is only with the combined strength of his friends, his Karthagan lover, Kavi, and his deep desire to bring peace to the earth, that he finds the courage to overcome Camron and restore balance to the world. The power of the mind is immense. In this world, mankind has learned to gather the energies of creation to use at their whim. But absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Excerpt:

“I have you.”

Natan rose into a low crouch from the scrub brush, careful not to scrape his cloak against the foliage, and searched his memory for the trick Kavi had taught him. Oh, yes. He took a deep breath and let it out slowly, releasing all worries. His expectations. Letting go. The clip of the horse’s hooves echoed in his mind and he concentrated on that, the smell of the horse, the feel of its hide, the oats on its breath. He became aware of a vague fear in the animal’s mind.

But then the tenuous connection broke without time to try again as the soldier leading the roan brought him to a stop, his gaze sweeping the path ahead, alert. Gathering his scattered wits as best he could, Natan lunged to his feet and dove for the soldier’s legs. They went down hard, Natan gasping at the whoosh of air against his cheek as the horse reared, hooves barely missing him. Knowing he was no match for the soldier physically, he scrambled to jab a knee into the man’s back, then drew his thin knife and pressed it against the pulse at his throat and felt him stiffen.

“Hold very still,” he warned. The soldier didn’t move as the keen blade inadvertently nicked his skin. Recalling Kavi’s imprisonment, Natan gritted his teeth and swung his arm back, then brought the hilt of the knife down sharply on his vulnerable skull. The man went limp with a grunt. Natan climbed to his feet, cursing under his breath as the horse disappeared up the trail. He rolled the man over so his face wouldn’t be in the dirt, making sure he could breathe without difficulty.

Frowning at the thick trees crowding them, he left his captive a moment to scout the vicinity, at last coming upon a small clearing off the trail. It took some effort to drag the unconscious soldier to the spot, and a relief to roll the heavy body down the last few feet. He retrieved leather strips from his pack and bound the man’s hands and feet to a small sapling, and examined the soldier’s head once again. Although the purplish welt had swollen, the bleeding had stopped.

Natan watched the soldier a moment, and shook his head in disgust when he didn’t waken. “Hit him too hard,” he muttered, angry with himself. He built a small fire as the air grew chilly, and sat with his back to a tree while he waited for the soldier to regain consciousness. Darkness descended on the forest and he chewed his lips in growing anxiety. Bryon had gone to Nagal to petition the Mage to help them recover Kavi. Had he reached the city yet? If so, Natan would need to be at the Lake of Glass to meet with them in a few short days. A lifetime, while Kavi remained captive.

He sharpened his knife on a whetstone to pass the time while the soldier remained unconscious. The stars came out and an ache crept into his chest as he thought of Kavi and how they used to lie awake and watch for falling stars. Natan would make them tea in a little pot over the fire, and they’d wrap in warm blankets and talk quietly while the sky wheeled overhead. Sometimes they made love, Kavi’s warm sleek body pliant as Natan searched out new ways to draw those sweet breathy moans from his lips.

And then it had all ended. Natan closed his eyes at the jab of pain in his heart. The Nagal soldiers had come to their camp and dragged Kavi away, laughing when Natan struggled, and methodically beat him senseless. That had been two weeks ago, and every attempt he’d made to find his lover had failed. The last time he’d been threatened with imprisonment himself.

He would do Kavi no good behind iron bars, he reminded himself again.

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Trials of a Lonely Specter #rainbowsnippets #lgbtqia+ #ghoststory

Welcome to Rainbow Snippets! Enjoy snippets from a cool group of writers and bloggers. You might find historical fiction, YA, something sweet or something spicy, but the common thread is that all main characters will identify as LGBTQIA+

Happy dance!! Trials of a Lonely Specter is OUT!!!! Today, let’s go inside…

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Liam swept passed him, his skin luminescent in the pulsing blue light he’d created. Quinn watched enviously as he crossed the hallway and glided up the swaying staircase. His own efforts to produce an aura only resulted in dim blobs that people dismissed as figments of their imagination.

His friend’s glowing figure disappeared through the door at the top of the landing, and he hurried after him. His foot caught on a loose board as he entered the room and his dignity was bruised as he sprawled on his face. Liam’s amused laughter did nothing to help.

*  * *

Trials of a Lonely Specter

AMAZON

A reluctant ghost at best, Quinn doesn’t like the haunts to which Liam takes him, always fearful of encountering a true medium in the paranormal groups investigating the houses, bent on seeing a ghost.

When Liam sets him up for such a meeting, Quinn breaks from him, not fully understanding the apparition’s cruelty. He’d thought they were friends. But despite his anger, when he believes Liam will go to the manor house without him, a house known to be haunted by a fearsome ghost, Quinn joins him, hoping to keep him from danger.

But it is Quinn himself who is in danger, not only from Betterford’s ghost, the mediums stalking him, but also from a secret Liam’s been keeping, making Quinn wonder if he’ll survive the longest haunt of his life.

 

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Trials of a Lonely Specter #rainbowsnippets #lgbtqia+ #ghoststory

Welcome to Rainbow Snippets! Enjoy snippets from a cool group of writers and bloggers. You might find historical fiction, YA, something sweet or something spicy, but the common thread is that all main characters will identify as LGBTQIA+

I have a cover! And today, Quinn would just rather go home…

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Quinn glanced behind them at the lonely driveway. He shivered when he saw the shadows creeping from under the trees. Shrubs overran the flowerbeds and weeds grew between the closely fitted flagstones of the walkway. He couldn’t understand why Liam always had to choose the scariest places to haunt.

“It’ll be darker inside,” he hinted to the apparition.

“No.”

*  *  *

A reluctant ghost at best, Quinn doesn’t like the haunts to which Liam takes him, always fearful of encountering a true medium in the paranormal groups investigating the houses, bent on seeing a ghost.

When Liam sets him up for such a meeting, Quinn breaks from him, not fully understanding the apparition’s cruelty. He’d thought they were friends. But despite his anger, when he believes Liam will go to the manor house without him, a house known to be haunted by a fearsome ghost, Quinn joins him, hoping to keep him from danger.

But it is Quinn himself who is in danger, not only from Betterford’s ghost, the mediums stalking him, but also from a secret Liam’s been keeping, making Quinn wonder if he’ll survive the longest haunt of his life.

 

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Trials of a Lonely Specter #rainbowsnippets #lgbtqia+ #ghoststory

Welcome to Rainbow Snippets! Enjoy snippets from a cool group of writers and bloggers. You might find historical fiction, YA, something sweet or something spicy, but the common thread is that all main characters will identify as LGBTQIA+

Happy New Year! I just signed a contract for a super short ghost story starring my delightful Quinn. Today, Quinn isn’t sure he wants to go haunting…

*  *  *

Quinn frowned at the crumbling gate house of the manor, not sure why Liam had brought him there. Then again, he shouldn’t be surprised by anything his friend did.

“Let’s go in.”

Quinn hushed the voice in his head. “I’m thinking.”

He jumped slightly when Liam materialized at his side. He tried to hold on to his annoyance but couldn’t stay mad for long when Liam grinned in that attractive way. The specter threw an arm across his shoulders, waving a languid hand at the decrepit building. “Can’t you make up your mind inside? It’s getting dark.”

*  *  *

A reluctant ghost at best, Quinn doesn’t like the haunts to which Liam takes him, always fearful of encountering a true medium in the paranormal groups investigating the houses, bent on seeing a ghost.

When Liam sets him up for such a meeting, Quinn breaks from him, not fully understanding the apparition’s cruelty. He’d thought they were friends. But despite his anger, when he believes Liam will go to the manor house without him, a house known to be haunted by a fearsome ghost, Quinn joins him, hoping to keep him from danger.

But it is Quinn himself who is in danger, not only from Betterford’s ghost, the mediums stalking him, but also from a secret Liam’s been keeping, making Quinn wonder if he’ll survive the longest night of his life.

 

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Mirror Maze #rainbowsnippets #lgbtqia+ #newbook #magic #carnival

Welcome to Rainbow Snippets! Enjoy snippets from a cool group of writers and bloggers. You might find historical fiction, YA, something sweet or something spicy, but the common thread is that all main characters will identify as LGBTQIA+

Today, Cory meets two of the carnival’s delicious barkers…

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They gave their order, then, turning suddenly, their gaze clashed with his. Caught staring, Cory struggled to glance away but found himself caught by rich chocolate and golden eyes. The air seemed sucked from the room as they approached his table.

The striking man in green and blue touched his shoulder, sending a jolt of electricity through him. “I’m Lex,” he said in velvet tones. The other one picked up Cory’s hand, stroking a thumb over his wrist. “I’m Amber. Jules has told me all about you.” His hot gaze traveled over Cory’s body, and a delicious pout bowed his lips as if he wanted to take a peek at what was hidden by the table.

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THE MIRROR MAZE

Buy it HERE!

Cory loves the carnival. Even as an adult, the lights and color, flashing rides, popcorn and cotton candy, all hold a special allure for him. Especially this year, when the men seem extraordinarily beautiful and Jules, the barker for the Mirror Maze, ran away with his heart from the moment Cory first saw him in his purple-satin and leather uniform.

For Jules, the carnival is life, the other carnies his family, friends, lovers. He can’t think of anywhere else he’d rather be. But the carnival has a secret that, if found out, could bring an end to their ideal existence. What with falling in love with a local man and a detective dogging their heels about the body found on the hill above the fairgrounds, his perfect life just might be changing, and he has no idea if it is for the better.

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Mirror Maze #rainbowsnippets #lgbtqia+ #newbook #magic #carnival

Welcome to Rainbow Snippets! Enjoy snippets from a cool group of writers and bloggers. You might find historical fiction, YA, something sweet or something spicy, but the common thread is that all main characters will identify as LGBTQIA+

Hello! Come meet two of the carnival’s delicious barkers…

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They were gorgeous, the satin and leather of their barker’s uniforms hugging their svelte bodies. Cory recognized the man with glorious purple hair as the one Jules had met at the gate that morning, dressed for the Mirror Maze. He certainly would have remembered the other man had he’d met him before, his dark skin contrasting deliciously with the vibrant green and blue of his tight outfit.

They swept into the shop, laughing and talking a mile a minute as they went up to the counter, and the room began to buzz with sudden energy. Definitely showmen, preening under the attention. Cory had the sudden urge to watch them kiss, then blushed hotly. Where had that thought come from?

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THE MIRROR MAZE

Buy it HERE!

Cory loves the carnival. Even as an adult, the lights and color, flashing rides, popcorn and cotton candy, all hold a special allure for him. Especially this year, when the men seem extraordinarily beautiful and Jules, the barker for the Mirror Maze, ran away with his heart from the moment Cory first saw him in his purple-satin and leather uniform.

For Jules, the carnival is life, the other carnies his family, friends, lovers. He can’t think of anywhere else he’d rather be. But the carnival has a secret that, if found out, could bring an end to their ideal existence. What with falling in love with a local man and a detective dogging their heels about the body found on the hill above the fairgrounds, his perfect life just might be changing, and he has no idea if it is for the better.

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