I’m participating in the MM Back to School Short Story Giveaway, with over thirty other authors! Now, because I was a late arrival to the group, and because I write slow and short stories just aren’t my forte, I will unfortunately not have a NEW story to give away. But, you’ll be able to download Chapter 5 and the Axe-Wielding Maniac, along with stories from this amazing group of authors. So much yumminess, all in one place! The stories go live on Tuesday, August 28th. You can find them HERE.
It’s the holiday season, and I’m giving away FREE AUDIOBOOKS! But like Santa, I’m basing your present on whether you’ve been naughty or nice. 😉 How do you play? Simple! If you think you should get the “nice” prize (an audiobook of Winter Oranges), post something nice in the comments. If you think you need the “naughty” prize (audiobook of One Man’s Trash), post something naughty. There are, however, a few RULES:
NICE: I’m looking for stories that give us the warm fuzzies. I want things that help restore our faith in humanity. People being nice to other people, or to animals, or… whatever. These don’t have to be personal stories (although they can be). You don’t have to tell the whole story here – linking to an article, a tweet, or even an Instagram or Pinterest post is fine. Just share something that will make us all smile.
NAUGHTY: Yes, we all know humans are capable of some pretty bad behavior. I’m NOT looking for stories about people behaving in cruel, malicious, and/or criminal ways. Posting about the latest public figure accused of sexual misconduct is NOT what I want, and will not count as an entry. For this particular contest, we want the FUN kind of “naughty.” Think of Simon’s Cat – notoriously naughty, but also funny as hell. (Good example: https://www.instagram.com/p/BcSjRSZDtlf/…). Or, you could go with the SEXY kind of “naughty” (just keep it within FB’s rules, so you don’t get in trouble with the FB police!). These posts should make us laugh, or maybe swoon – not remind us how shitty people can be. (We’re all aware, really. We don’t need reminders here.)
- You can enter here on my blog, or here (on Facebook).
- The first word of every entry should be either “naughty” or “nice,” just so there’s no confusion.
- TWO ENTRIES allowed PER PERSON (just in case you’re feeling both naughty AND nice).
- Don’t like audiobooks? No problem! Winners can choose to receive an ebook of the book instead.
- I’ll choose several random winners (of both the naughty and nice variety) on Friday, December 15.
Today is supposed to be “15 random facts about me.” I’ll never come up with that many, so I’m going to list a few random facts about my kinky space pirate novella, Blind Space.
Why Blind Space?
Mostly because it’s sitting here on my desk. I was recently granted permission by Triskell Edizioni (one of my Italian publishers) to use their lovely cover on a limited number of English paperbacks. The proof came yesterday, and I’ve been reading through it in bits and pieces. (It’s amazing how, no matter how many times I read through something, no matter how many editors and friends go through it, I *still* find typos every now and then!)
Now…. what facts can I share about Blind Space?
(FYI: Very mild, possibly NSFW photos below the cut.)
I hope you’ll follow along on my upcoming blog tour. I’ll be sharing some excerpts and giving away a $50 gift card (winner’s choice of book retailer).
Today, I’m featuring ZAM’s latest release, My Heartache Cowboy. Be sure to check below the cut for an excerpt, and a giveaway!
(Cowboy Series, Bk #2)
By Z.A. Maxfield
Can love conquer all?
Jimmy Rafferty and Eddie Molina go way back at the J-Bar ranch. They’ve worked together, bunked together, camped out, and drank together. So how has Jimmy failed to notice that Eddie is gay? Eddie has not failed to notice that his friend has a serious drinking problem, and he’s determined to help Jimmy kick the booze cold turkey.
Taking him up to a snowbound cabin to detox, Eddie is confronted with Jimmy’s fierce denial. But the pains of withdrawal are nothing for Jimmy compared with the heartache of denying his true feelings and his deep longing…for the one man who cares for him more than anyone else on earth.