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Backlist Spotlight: The Party Boy’s Guide to Dating a Geek

Hey, all. Have you ever wondered what would happen if a party boy needed a guide to win the affections of a geeky heartthrob? Well, Xara X. Xanakas and I explored that exact concept in our book, The Party Boy’s Guide to Dating a Geek.

Those who’ve read it know that each chapter includes of brief excerpt from the “guide” Ash buys in the story to try to win over his man (to be). Full credit goes to Xara for writing those excerpts. They were tailored to the events in each chapter, and I think she did a fantastic job. The excerpts are funny and fitting, and I really hope people got a kick out of them while reading this story.

If you like opposites attract and the combination of a nerdy guy with a club-hopping wild child, then Party Boy might be right up your alley! It’s been translated into French, and for the audiobook lovers, it’s also available as an audiobook narrated by Paul Morey.

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Ashley Byrne only wants one thing in life: to finish his tattoo apprenticeship and fulfill his dream of owning his own shop. In the meantime, he spends his nights partying, flirting, and having sex. After all, what else is there for him to worry about? Aside from his hair and his clothes, not much. He’s hot, and rest assured no one knows it better than him. He’s also used to getting what he wants—until he meets Felipe Navarro.

Fee Navarro has everything he needs: a great IT job, a nice apartment, and all the high-tech toys his geeky heart could ever want. He doesn’t do casual, and he knows guys like Ash are nothing but. Ash may burn hot for Fee, but Fee isn’t willing to take a chance on a vain, little party boy with too many tats and an oversized ego. He wants someone to share his life with, and he won’t settle for anything less. Too bad Ash has never been the type to give up easily. He has a plan, and he’s not stopping until he proves he’s more than just a pretty face—he’s someone worthy of winning Fee’s heart.

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French – Comment séduire un geek, manuel du fêtard

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GRL recap, including the answer to the most asked question, & a giveaway

Wow. Another GRL has come and gone. Up to now, I’ve attended every official GRL since New Orleans (even though I was only there unofficially in Atlanta for a couple of days). This was my second time attending as a featured author, and with the resort being only about forty minutes from my house, I had the convenience of being able to drive there and bring as much luggage as I wanted. I definitely took advantage of that. 😛

I had so much fun catching up with old friends, making new ones. I roomed with two of my Chicago m/m book club peeps, Sue and Lexi Ander. I also spent a lot of time with Jason Mitchell, his husband David, and the fabulous Crissy Morris, none of whom I’d met in person before, plus my lovely Jayden Brooks, who is one of my best friends. It was a total blast. They’re all such good, fun people, and I already miss seeing them all. That’s always the downside of GRL—parting ways at the end.

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Me and Lexi Ander

I was super nervous about my Q&A, as it was my first panel ever, but it went well and people in the audience told me that my nervousness didn’t come across, so yay! I had the honor of sharing that Q&A spot with Cheryl Dragon and Marie Sexton, two awesome ladies. ❤

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Q&A Panel

I also had a spot in one of the author lounges and of course the big signing on Saturday. Thanks so much to everyone who stopped at my table during those events. It was so great getting to put faces to names, and I’ll never get over readers wanting me to sign for them. It’s thrilling, exciting, and humbling all at once.

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The question I got asked most at my spotlights? Will there be another book following The Party Boy’s Guide to Dating a Geek and, if so, when is it coming?

Short answer: Yes, there will be another book, but we don’t currently have an ETA.

Longer answer: Timing wise, it hasn’t worked out for Xara and me to work on Ty’s book. Either I was busy or she was or we tried and it just wasn’t vibing for whatever reason. We do have it entirely outlined, and we will be trying to work on it soon. Once we have it turned in and have an idea of a release date, rest assured we will share that information all over the place. And just so you guys know, we’re thrilled so many people expressed interest in more books in the Clumsy Cupid universe. Party Boy was a lot of fun to write, and I’m sure the rest of them will be too. 🙂

In addition to all my author-related activities, I also took time to fangirl my favorites during the retreat. I’m as much of a reader as a writer, and I got a nice haul of books and some great swag. Nearly all of the books in this picture are signed, save for one author I didn’t manage to track down. There are some of my faves in this bunch, and some books I’ve never read before and look forward to diving into.

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GRL is such a great experience and it really does feel like a family reunion every year. I’ve never been to any other convention that felt quite like this one, and I’m really happy I got to attend this year. For those who haven’t heard, next year will be somewhere in San Diego. Stay tuned for further details from the GRL organizers in the late winter/early spring.

And now… time for a giveaway!

A lot of people couldn’t make it to GRL, and this giveaway is for them!

The prize: Winner’s choice of one of the paperbacks pictured below, plus all of the swag.

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To enter, simply comment on this post and tell me which gay romance book or series you’d love to see turned into a movie.

Closes: Mon, 10/27/14 @ 11PM CDT

Optional: 

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.

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Disclaimer: This contest is open to adults age 18 and up. Your comment confirms that you are of legal age. Contest open worldwide. 

Paperback Giveaway: “Comment séduire un geek, manuel du fêtard”

Hey, all! I got a pleasant surprise today when a box of these showed up in the mail. That’s right, this is the French paperback of The Party Boy’s Guide to Dating a Geek. It’s my first foreign language paperback, which is mega exciting! 😀 As such, I want to give one away, signed or not, it’s the winner’s call. And if you want both my and Xara’s signatures, that can be arranged too.

 

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To enter, simply comment on this post and tell me the name of your favorite book.

Closes: Thu, 6/19/14 @ 11PM CDT

Optional: 

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.

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Disclaimer: This contest is open to adults age 18 and up. Your comment confirms that you are of legal age. Contest open worldwide. 

Sample: “The Party Boy’s Guide to Dating a Geek” Audiobook

For the audiobook lovers out there, The Party Boy’s Guide to Dating a Geek will be out in that format in the very near future. Listen to a sample from chapter three below! 😀

 

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