This week’s #free book giveaways!


Hey folks, haven’t bought Stripped Clean yet? Wanna win one to gift a friend? Here you go:

Fictional Candy

Enter to win at Fictional Candy, where I’m also chatting about the controversial topic of cheating in romance! (ends 12/11)

Enter to win at Brita Addams’s blog, where I’m also sharing the recipe for Breakfast Casserole, Stripped Clean style. Just leave a comment to win, and be sure I have your email address so I can tell you that you’ve won. 😉 (also ends 12/11)

Go! Win!! Tell your friends! Fire the silly string!!!

Humpday Wrapup!


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Stripped Clean is now available in print! *tosses glitter* You have one more day to win a copy from Read-Love-Blog, and you can also order it from Amazon.

Rhys Ford is doing a giveaway of all three of her Dirty Kiss books over at The Novel Approach, too. So you should probably head over and check that shit out. There’s a free shirt, and that’s practically better than porn, right?

Congrats to my Riley Hart for hitting #1 on Amazon’s gay romance bestseller list with her debut adult gay contemporary novel, Collide! I was honored to have the pleasure of beta reading Collide, and am so thrilled to see everybody loving it as much as I did.

I am working on Ricky’s story, Stripped Away, and that’ll be out in the spring I think. Many thanks to everybody who has asked. I’m also working on another standalone contemporary that I promised to someone, and I’m hoping I can make that happen sooner than later. There’s also a sequel in the distance for Forbidden Love for those who have asked, it has just turned out to be more difficult than I thought. As for a sequel to Yes, Sir? That was originally supposed to be a standalone short, but I’ve considered the idea off and on since 2011 when I wrote the original draft of the story. I’m not ruling out the idea of a companion novel, but I want to be sure I can do Nate and Gray justice first.

Meanwhile, there’s that holiday stuff and…whatnot. I get to see a hot, hairy man in a kilt for Thanksgiving. I’m super psyched. Anybody else doing anything festive?

Out now: COLLIDE by Riley Hart


My friend and “work in progress” co-author Riley Hart kicks off her gay romance debut with a sweet small-town first-in series about two boyhood friends who reconnect as adults. I was lucky enough to beta read this one and really enjoyed it:

Available at: AmazonB&N|  Add it to your Goodreads TBR

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About COLLIDE:

At ten years old, Noah Jameson and Cooper Bradshaw collided mid-air when they dove for the same football. For three years, they were inseparable…until one day when Noah and his parents disappeared in the middle of the night.

Noah and Cooper never knew what happened to each other. Now, seventeen years later, after finding his boyfriend in bed with another man, Noah returns to Blackcreek looking for a fresh start. And damned if he doesn’t find his old friend grew up to be sexy as sin. Coop can’t believe Noah—the only person he trusted with the guilt over his parents’ death—is back. And gay… Or that Cooper himself suddenly wants another man in his bed for the first time.

There’s no denying the attraction and emotion between them, but can they overcome the ghosts of their pasts to have a future together?

Available at: Amazon| B&N|  Add it to your Goodreads TBR

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Comment from Ellis: There’s a bittersweet note about the gorgeous cover on this book. The photographer who shot the cover photo, Jackson Photographix, announced on his Facebook page a few days ago that one of the models in the picture was killed by a drunk driver in Alberta. As it turns out, Brennan was a creative guy who made most of the furniture in his own home – very much like Noah, one of the heroes in Riley’s book. It strikes me as a heartbreaking bit of kismet. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing.

Win Forbidden Love


Today’s quickie: Stumbling Over Chaos is doing a fabulous e-book giveaway of Forbidden Love, the re-release of my Mayan Mythology novella.  You can check out the giveaway and enter to win, here. Contest is open until 10/10 at 7 pm!

Feeling impatient? You can pick it up at Amazon B&N, and Kobo. 🙂

Out Today! Forbidden Love


My Mayan mythology novella re-releases today! W00hoo! This was my first standalone gay romance release, and I still adore this book. Your first is always special. I reclaimed the rights so that I could update the cover art (I love this new cover so much I wanna cry, people), clean up a few typos that always bugged me, and – very important – lower the price!

It’s available now on Amazon, B&N, and Kobo . Please do check it out if you haven’t already, and I hope you enjoy. 🙂

Cover art by Pickyme

About Forbidden Love: Get it at Amazon  | B&N| Kobo |  Add to your Goodreads List


Jacob Freehan has no job, no man, and no motivation. In pain both from ending a long-term abusive relationship and a severe back injury, he escapes to the sunny seaside town of Puerto Morelos, Mexico for a little yoga, a little R&R, and possibly a place to quietly end his own life.



Pakal is a centuries-old immortal Mayan spirit guide who has been charged with getting Jacob on the path toward healing. Romantic involvement with a spirit charge is strictly forbidden, and it has never been a problem…until now. Pakal sees something special in Jacob, but failure to keep a rapidly growing attraction at bay could result in Jacob losing his life and Pakal being condemned to the Underworld forever…

Excerpt:

They were plodding carefully through a large corridor of stalactites and stalagmites that gave the appearance of a giant shark’s mouth, when Jacob stepped absently and slipped. Pakal grabbed Jacob from behind, just narrowly preventing him from being impaled on the business end of a sharp, vertically jutting piece of rock. Many a tourist had landed at the nearby clinic for such accidents.

“Shit.”

“I warned you to be careful where you stepped. It’s slippery in here.” Pakal’s breath was heavy, and he was panting right in Jacob’s ear. His heart thudded against the thinner man’s back. Their bodies vibrated together as if they shared the same skin. They were dangling over a great precipice just then, and for the life of him Pakal was too caught up in the thrill to truly care about the consequences. He tightened his grip around Jacob’s naked waist and his light slipped from his fingers into the water. It was stupid. It was dangerous.

It was too late.

The thought was interesting, but fleeting, as Pakal’s hand dipped inside of Jacob’s loose, surfer-style swim shorts.

“Holy Jesus. What are you doing?” The words held a note of obligatory protest, but even as he said them, Jacob’s ass pushed into Pakal’s crotch, and his forearm and head came to rest against the curve of the cave wall. Both men breathed heavily, totally in sync.

“Keep it down,” Pakal whispered. Gods, Jacob’s cock was smooth. Deliciously soft and hard at the same time. “You’re so tense. I’m helping you to loosen up.”

Jacob’s breath hitched. “Someone could come by here any minute.” Yet even as he said it, his hard length fucked faster into Pakal’s wet fist. His dick was perfect against Pakal’s skin; it was long and thin, with only a small amount of soft hair at the base. Pakal’s fingers strayed for a moment to roll Jacob’s weighty sac in his hand, and he longed to feel it inside of his mouth.

“Better be fast, then,” Pakal breathed.

Jacob’s skin was warm and salty, with a hint of sunscreen against Pakal’s tongue as it trailed a path from behind Jacob’s ear down the side of his neck. He paused for only the slightest moment when his lips brushed a silver necklace out of the way and found a small, puffy line of scar tissue underneath. He kissed the spot and moved on, sucking and biting over Jacob’s shoulder blade as he stroked harder and faster.

“Oh, God.” Jacob’s breathing sped up and got ragged and, thank the gods, the guy was close because distant voices and splashes from deep within the cave were slowly coming nearer, and Pakal couldn’t bring himself to stop. “Jesus, Pakal.”

“Better hurry,” he murmured, nipping at Jacob’s earlobe.

Coming soon: Collide by Riley Hart


I’m actually reading this book RIGHT NOW, folks, so I’m super excited to announce this one. Coming soon from my author buddy Riley Hart is a sweet and sexy love story called Collide. “Gay for you” / out for you romance fans will especially enjoy. This is Riley’s debut gay romance novel, and she’s awesome. In fact, she and I totally hit it off at an industry conference and our writing styles dovetail nicely so we’ve currently got a really fun collaboration in the works. More on that later.

So check out this amazing cover for COLLIDE! The cover photo is by Jackson Photographix and the cover design is by B Design. Aren’t these guys gorgeous!?!

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About COLLIDE:

At ten years old, Noah Jameson and Cooper Bradshaw collided mid-air when they dove for the same football. For three years, they were inseparable…until one day when Noah and his parents disappeared in the middle of the night.

Noah and Cooper never knew what happened to each other. Now, seventeen years later, after finding his boyfriend in bed with another man, Noah returns to Blackcreek looking for a fresh start. And damned if he doesn’t find his old friend grew up to be sexy as sin. Coop can’t believe Noah—the only person he trusted with the guilt over his parents’ death—is back. And gay… Or that Cooper himself suddenly wants another man in his bed for the first time.

There’s no denying the attraction and emotion between them, but can they overcome the ghosts of their pasts to have a future together?

Coming in November 2013! Add it to your Goodreads TBR list NOW!

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Cover Reveal: Bad Idea by Damon Suede


 
Bad Idea 
By 
Damon Suede
 
Blurb: 
Some mistakes are worth making. 
Reclusive comic book artist Trip Spector spends his life doodling super-square, straitlaced superheroes, hiding from his fans, and crushing on his unattainable boss until he meets the dork of his dreams. Silas Goolsby is a rowdy FX makeup creator with a loveless love life and a secret streak of geek who yearns for unlikely rescues and a truly creative partnership.

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