Backlist Spotlight & Audiobook Giveaway: One Small Thing

Hi, everyone! May the 4th be with you! ♥


I know I said I’d be doing these on Sundays, but today, Star Wars Day, is a special for One Small Thing. See, one of our main characters, Erik, is Star Wars obsessed (to put it mildly). He loves the movies and uses them as a sort of therapy (if you’ve read the book, you’ll understand). As such, on the 3 year anniversary since One Small Thing was originally released, we thought it would be cool to spotlight the book!

I don’t know how it’s gone for MJ, who has a lot more solo titles out than I currently do, but One Small Thing has certainly been one of my most successful books to date. It all started when I had a random thought about a flamboyant young gay man who unexpectedly finds himself with a newborn. It went on from there and I bounced my ideas off MJ as I was planning. Originally, I had planned to write the story alone, but when I tried starting it in third person, it just wouldn’t flow. Eventually I decided I needed to switch it to first, but then I thought that alternating POVs would be best and I worried about being able to create two distinct first-person voices on my own. I was discussing with MJ and asked her if she wanted to come on board to help me write it, since we’d recently co-written Moonlight Becomes You, the first book in our “Lucky Moon” series. She said yes, and voila, here we are with One Small Thing. Even years later it remains near and dear to my heart.

To celebrate the anniversary, I’d like to give away another copy of the audiobook, which just came out last month. 



“Daddy” is not a title Rue Murray wanted, but he never thought he’d have sex with a woman either. Now he’s the unwitting father of a newborn named Alice. Between bartending and cosmetology school, Rue doesn’t have time for babies, but he can’t give her up. What Rue needs is a babysitter, and he’s running out of options. He’s on the verge of quitting school to watch Alice himself when he remembers his reclusive new neighbor, Erik.

Erik Van Nuys is a sci-fi novelist with anxiety issues to spare. He doesn’t like people in general, and he likes babies even less. Still, with his royalties dwindling, he could use the extra cash. Reluctantly, he takes on the role of many – and even more reluctantly, he finds himself falling for Alice and her flamboyant father.

Rue and Erik are as different as two people can be, and Alice is the unlikeliest of babies, but Rue has never been happier than when Alice and Erik are by his side. At least, not until he receives an offer that puts all his dreams within reach and he’s forced to choose: the future he’s always wanted, or the family he thought he never did.


To enter, simply comment on this post. (Be sure to list your email address in the appropriate box when commenting so I have a way to reach you!)

Closes: Saturday, May 9 @ 11PM CDT


For extra entries, you can do any or all of the following:

-Spread the word about this contest (tweet, reblog, put it on Facebook, put it on Tumblr). Just leave a link to said post about it in your comment.

-Like my official Facebook author page (But be sure I know what name you “liked” it under.)

-Follow me on Twitter and/or add me as a favorite on Goodreads.


Disclaimer: This contest is open to adults age 18 and up. Your comment confirms that you are of legal age. Prize will be gifted on You must have an account there to download the audiobook.


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ARe (ebook only)

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Translations available in French, Italian, German, & Spanish! See the book page on my website for details.


About Piper Vaughn

Piper Vaughn wrote her first love story at eleven and never looked back. Since then, she’s known that writing in some form was exactly what she wanted to do. A reader at the core, Piper loves nothing more than getting lost in a great book—fantasy, young adult, romance, sci-fi, she loves them all! As a bisexual and Latinx person, Piper takes great pride in her heritage. She grew up in an ethnically diverse neighborhood and strives to put faces and characters of every ethnicity in her stories, so her fictional worlds are as colorful as the real one. Above all, she believes that everyone needs a little true love in their life … even if it’s only in a book.

Posted on May 4, 2015, in audiobook, dreamspinner press, giveaways, piper vaughn and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. Babies do change everything.
    debby236 at hotmail dot com

  2. This story is one of my favorites of all time. Congrats on the anniversary of such greatness!

  3. Leda Helgeson

    Happy Anniversary Ladies! Such a great book 🙂

  4. Happy Aniversary 🙂

    cerisell at hotmail dot com

  5. waxapplelover

    Happy Anniversary! I shared this on Twitter, FB and Pinterest. And I already follow/like you in many arenas. 😉

  6. One of my favorite books! I’m not surprised it’s been one of your most successful. 🙂

  7. happy anniversary Piper and MJ! I have to reread it soon, so sweet. You know I follow you everywhere LOL and I shared on FB.

  8. I heart this book so heard. 😀

  9. I loved this book and like audio books, looking forward to listening to it 🙂

  10. sounds so great. Would love to win audiobook
    Would be perfect bday gift

    Oorjanie at yahoo dot com

  11. I love Rue and Erik! I follow you on Twitter (LynetteinPA), like you on FB (Lynette Michelle) and you’re a friend and a favorite on Goodreads.

  12. Congratulations on your anniversary ! I follow you on Twitter . Thanks for the contest.

  13. Happy Anniversary!! Shared on twitter and already follow you!! Huge fan!!

  14. I loved loved this book!! It is fabulous. Would love it in audio form!! Wow. Congrats on the anniversary!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  15. This looks so good. Happy Star Wars Day to you too =) I follow via twitter (VikLi88), FB (Himi Nishino), goodreads (H.B.) and email. Tweeted it too –>

  16. It’ll be so fun to hear the narration!

  17. Thank you for a chance to win an audio copy of One Small Thing 🙂 Follow you on Twitter, Goodreads, official Facebook author page (name Sula H) plus twittered the message…

  18. I’m glad it’s been such a success for you. Reading it was great, and I’d be happy to read it again in audio. Thank you for the chance!

  19. Very fun! I made Star Wars cookies for the 4th! 😉
    OceanAkers @
    Liked on FB: Jules Lovesbooks
    On Twitter: @juleslovesbooks

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