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Available for Preorder: FAMILY MAN

At forty, Vincent “Vinnie” Fierro is still afraid to admit he might be gay—even to himself. It’ll be a problem for his big, fat Italian family. Still, after three failed marriages, it’s getting harder to ignore what he really wants.

Vinnie attempts some self-exploration in Chicago’s Boystown bars, far from anyone who knows him. Naturally, he runs smack into someone from the neighborhood.

Between working two jobs, going to school, taking care of his grandmother, and dealing with his mother’s ongoing substance abuse, Trey Giles has little time for fun, let alone dating someone who swears he’s straight. Yet after one night of dancing cheek-to-cheek, Trey agrees to let Vinnie court him and see if he truly belongs on this side of the fence—though Trey intends to keep his virginity intact.

It seems like a solid plan, but nothing is simple when family is involved. When Vinnie’s family finds out about their relationship, the situation is sticky enough, but when Trey’s mother goes critical, Vinnie and Trey must decide whose happiness is most important—their families’ or their own.

Coming September 11 from Dreamspinner Press.

BUY IT HERE

(The book has been re-edited, but there are no significant changes from the first edition.)

30-Day Blogging Challenge, Day 28: My Newer Contemporaries

Only a few days left in my blogging challenge, but I’ve run out of things to talk about. Yesterday, I decided I’d spend a couple of posts highlighting some of my books that aren’t as well known as my Coda books, but that I feel are some of my best work. I already talked a bit about my funky genre mash-ups (the Oestend series, and the Davlova books). But I know not everybody likes reading scifi/fantasy, so today, I thought I’d share examples from some of my more recent contemporaries.

These are all contemporaries, but I’m going to split them into two categories: “Light and Fluffy,” and “Somewhat Angsty,” with two books in each category.  

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Available for PreOrder: Accanto

For my Italian readers:

Un libro della serie Coda

o-accantoIl giovane Dominic Jacobsen sospetta di essere gay e ne ha la conferma quando un ricco ragazzo proveniente da fuori città sale sul sedile posteriore della sua GTO. Gli basta una serata con Lamar Franklin per convincersi di aver trovato l’uomo dei suoi sogni. Sfortunatamente, quella serata sarà l’unica cosa che avrà prima che l’altro lasci il Colorado.

Quindici anni dopo, Lamar torna a Coda, dopo aver messo fine all’ultima di una lunga serie di pessime relazioni. È solo, depresso e tormentato da telefonate notturne anonime. Ormai sul punto di arrendersi, si trova faccia a faccia con il passato.

Da quando aveva diciassette anni, Dominic sogna di incontrare di nuovo Lamar, ma questo non significa che sia pronto per vivere una storia. Affrontare i pettegolezzi tipici di una piccola città e i soliti drammi di una grande famiglia è già difficile, ma ciò che più lo preoccupa è perdere la custodia della figlia adolescente, Naomi. L’unica soluzione è assicurarsi che lui e Lamar rimangano amici e nulla più. Dovranno tenersi addosso i vestiti, qualsiasi cosa accada.

Semplice. Che si riveli un bene o un male, Lamar sembra però pensarla in altro modo.

 

Accanto will be released by Dreamspinner Press on October 25th.

PREORDER IT HERE

Winter Oranges!

Please join me Thursday, August 20 on Heroes and Heartbreakers for the official cover reveal!

WinterOranges_TeaserJason Walker is a child star turned teen heartthrob turned reluctant B-movie regular who’s sick of his failing career. So he gives up Hollywood for northern Idaho, far away from the press, the drama of LA, and the best friend he’s secretly been in love with for years.

There’s only one problem with his new life: a strange young man only he can see is haunting his guesthouse. Except Benjamin Ward isn’t a ghost. He’s a man caught out of time, trapped since the Civil War in a magical prison where he can only watch the lives of those around him. He’s also sweet, funny, and cute as hell, with an affinity for cheesy ’80s TV shows. And he’s thrilled to finally have someone to talk to.

But Jason quickly discovers that spending all his time with a man nobody else can see or hear isn’t without its problems—especially when the tabloids find him again and make him front-page news. The local sheriff thinks he’s on drugs, and his best friend thinks he’s crazy. But Jason knows he hasn’t lost his mind. Too bad he can’t say the same thing about his heart.

PREORDER WINTER ORANGES HERE

LovefortheHolidays_600x900_0This title is part of the Love for the Holidays: A Charity Bundle Benefiting the GLBT National Help Center collection. 

SEE THE COLLECTION HERE

Twenty percent of the proceeds from this title will be donated to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) National Help Center.

Founded in 1996, the GLBT National Help Center is a non-profit organization that provides vital peer-support, community connections and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Utilizing a diverse group of GLBT volunteers, they operate two national hotlines, the GLBT National Hotline and the GLBT National Youth Talkline, as well as private, volunteer one-to-one online chat, that help both youth and adults with coming-out issues, safer-sex information, school bullying, family concerns, relationship problems and a lot more.

To learn more about this charity or to donate directly, please visit their website: http://www.glbthotline.org/