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Lucky Moon Sale! All titles $1 each!

Hey, all! Just a quick post today to announce that the 2nd editions of the LUCKY MOON series by me and MJ O’Shea are on sale for $1 each on DSP, Amazon, and ARe between now and March 25th!

If you haven’t tried our rockstars before, now’s a good time to check out the series! We have a little bit of everything – multicultural romance, bisexual romance, second chances, enemies-to-lovers, friends-to-lovers, and all of the melodrama involved with being a musician in the public eye. Links below! 😀

DREAMSPINNER

Moonlight Becomes You | The Luckiest | Moonstruck

AMAZON

Moonlight Becomes You | The Luckiest | Moonstruck

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Moonlight Becomes You | The Luckiest | Moonstruck

 

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Sale time! DreamReaders’ 99 cent reads!

Hey, all! MJ O’Shea and I have a few books on sale this weekend. Between now and the 31st, you can get One Small Thing (all translations), Hook, Line, & Sinker, and Newton’s Laws of Attraction for $.99 on the Dreamspinner site. If you were planning to buy these, don’t miss out on the deep discount. 😀

Hook, Line, & Sinker

One Small Thing (plus translations)

Newton’s Laws of Attraction

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Backlist Spotlight & Audiobook Giveaway: One Small Thing

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

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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. 

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Blurb:

“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.

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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

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. Prize will be gifted on Audible.com. You must have an account there to download the audiobook.

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Buy it now!
Dreamspinner (ebook) ~*~ Dreamspinner (paperback)
Amazon (ebook) ~*~ Amazon (paperback)
Barnes & Noble (ebook) ~*~ Barnes & Noble (paperback)
ARe (ebook only)
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Translations available in French, Italian, German, & Spanish! See the book page on my website for details.

Audiobook Giveaway: “One Small Thing”

Hey, peeps! Just posting a quick giveaway for the audiobook fans out there (or anyone tempted to give one a try). I’ll be giving away another copy of the audiobook next month on the anniversary of One Small Thing‘s release, but MJ and I just got our codes, so I figured why not have one now. 😀

 

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Blurb:

“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.

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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: Sunday, April 12 @ 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. Prize will be gifted on Audible.com. You must have an account there to download the audiobook.

Giveaway: Une vraie chose (Une chose, tome 2)

Hey, all! The French translation of One True Thing came out yesterday (ebook only, for now). Woot!

I’ve decided a giveaway is in order. 🙂 See the bottom of the post for details on how to enter.

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Blurb:

Une chose, tome 2

Dustin Davis rêve depuis des années au prince charmant, mais aucune des grenouilles visqueuses qu’il a embrassées jusque-là ne s’est métamorphosée. Lorsqu’il voit Archer Kyriakides pour la première fois, Dusty pense que sa chance a enfin tourné. Archer pourrait être le bon. Le Grand Amour. Mais l’histoire qu’ils commencent passe du chaud au froid et laisse Dusty dans l’incertitude : pourquoi leur relation est-elle parfaite un instant et chaotique le suivant ? Ça n’a aucun sens… Jusqu’au jour où Dusty rencontre le jumeau identique d’Archer, Asher, et comprend qu’il côtoyait les deux sans le savoir.

Asher Kyriakides rêve de devenir photographe de mode, mais il est coincé avec un travail qu’il déteste et un frère Don Juan irresponsable dont les habitudes le rendent complètement dingue. Surtout lorsqu’il apprend qu’Archer fréquente le petit blond tout mignon qu’Asher n’arrive pas à oublier. Déchiré entre loyauté et désir, Asher se contente de prévenir Dusty qu’il ferait mieux de se tenir à l’écart.

Mais quand Archer finit par pousser le bouchon trop loin, c’est sur l’épaule d’Asher que Dusty va pleurer et Asher ne peut le lui refuser. Il ne leur faut pas longtemps pour réaliser qu’ils sont tous deux en train de tomber amoureux, mais plus d’un obstacle leur barre la route, et l’un d’entre eux, et pas des moindres, n’est autre qu’Archer, qui n’a pas encore tout à fait fini d’être une épine dans le pied de son frère.

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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: Sun, January 11 @ 11PM CST

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. 

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Pour participer, il vous suffit de commenter ce poste. (N’oubliez pas de laisser votre adresse email dans l’onglet adéquat lorsque vous commentez sinon je n’aurai pas de moyen pour vous contacter !)

Se termine : Dimanche 11 janvier, 23h CST

En option :

Pour avoir des chances supplémentaires, vous pouvez faire l’une des choses suivantes :

– Parler de ce concours autour de vous (tweeter, rebloger, partager sur Facebook, le mettre sur Tumblr). Il vous suffit de laisser un lien vers votre partage dans votre commentaire ci-dessous.

– Likez ma page auteur officielle sur Facebook (et assurez-vous de me préciser sous quel nom ou pseudo vous l’avez likée).

– Suivez-moi sur Twitter et/ou ajoutez-moi dans vos favoris sur Goodreads.

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Avertissement : Ce concours est ouvert aux adultes de 18 ans ou plus. En commentant, vous confirmez avoir l’âge requis. Le concours est ouvert mondialement.

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Si vous ne voulez pas attendre, vous pouvez l’achetez ici :

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Can’t wait? Buy it now!

Dreamspinner – Amazon – Barnes & Noble

Plagiarized story on Amazon

UPDATE: The page for More Than Moonlight is gone, as are all of the other stories “Jay Cute” had stolen and claimed to have edited. Thanks again to everyone who helped us bring this person to Amazon’s attention! ❤

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Hi, guys! First, I wanted to thank everyone who’s contacted me about More Than Moonlight being illegally sold on Amazon. MJ and I are aware of the issue and have reported the violation of our copyright to Amazon. And thanks also to the people who have left one-star reviews to warn other potential readers away. *hugs to you all*

For those who don’t know, this “Jay Cute” took one of my and MJ O’Shea’s free story collections that tie into our Lucky Moon series and put it up for sale on Amazon, after lazily pasting their name over our original cover.

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This was also done to one of Kaje Harper’s stories and countless other authors outside of our genre. I think “Jay Cute” has claimed to be the editor on something like 20 different titles. The sheer laziness of what this person did with the covers and that they didn’t change a single detail inside the books themselves might be laughable if they weren’t trying to make money off of our work, particularly in the cases where the stories were provided free of cost by the original authors.

All I can do is shake my head and hope that Amazon pulls these books and shuts down “Jay Cute’s” account as soon as possible. Thanks again to everyone who gave me and MJ a heads up!

Welcome Back Nick and Luka! (Giveaway by MJ and Piper :) )

Giveaway time! Come enter. 🙂

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Welcome Back Nick and Luka!!

Piper and I are really excited to have these two back in action. I missed them while they were gone and I know she did too 😦 

We thought since the two of them were back in action we’d take the opportunity to talk a little about all three books, our inspirations and thoughts…all that fun stuff. Then of course, since we both like to give things away (and who doesn’t like to win contests?!?), we thought we’d give away two copies of Moonlight Becomes You (2nd edition) and Moonstruck (1st edition since the 2nd edition won’t be for a while) to go with The Luckiest!

MJ: So first, about the stories themselves. Piper came to me with the first book, Moonlight Becomes You in her head so I’ll let her talk about that one since my main input was “yeah, that…

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Out Now: The Luckiest (Lucky Moon #2), 2nd Edition

Hey, all! Just a quick post to announce my release with M.J. O’Shea today. This is the second edition of The Luckiest (Lucky Moon #2), which was originally released by Loose Id. It’s now available as a paperback as well (yay!) and has a fab new cover designed by LC Chase.

Buy it now from:

Dreamspinner

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Blurb:

Rock star Nick Ventura has finally hit rock bottom. Jealous of his brother’s new love, he overindulges in his usual vices and winds up crashing his car into a department store in a drunken haze. Publicly humiliated and on the verge of jail time, he enters into a court-ordered rehabilitation program.

Nutritionist Luka Novak is flamboyant, effeminate, and the type of gay man bisexual Nick would normally sneer at. But his sunny nature hides a deep hurt caused by an unfaithful ex-boyfriend. As much as Luka knows he should be wary of Nick’s reputation, he’s drawn to Nick despite himself. Their tentative friendship turns into romance, but Luka soon comes to realize Nick’s fear of losing his bad boy reputation means he’ll probably never go public with their relationship.

Nick never needed anyone until Luka came into his life. Now he has to reconcile his carefree past with the future he suddenly wants more than anything. And the first lesson he must learn is how to become the man both he and Luka need him to be, rather than stay the boy he always was. Alone.

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Note: For those of you wondering, there were no major alterations to this edition of The Luckiest, aside from edits and minor scene changes. If you purchased the original version of this book, there’s no reason to buy this one, unless you just want the pretty cover. 😉 The books that are changed the most in their second editions are Moonlight Becomes You (released April, 2014) and Moonstruck (coming spring 2015), which both have new added content and are substantially longer than the originals. 

New Cover: The Luckiest (Lucky Moon #2)

Yay! The second edition of The Luckiest (Lucky Moon #2) has a new cover! Check it out. Again, designed by the fabulous LC Chase. 😀 

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And the new (slightly revised) blurb:

Rock star Nick Ventura has finally hit rock bottom. Jealous of his brother’s new love, he overindulges in his usual vices and winds up crashing his car into a department store in a drunken haze. Publicly humiliated and on the verge of jail time, he enters into a court-ordered rehabilitation program.

Nutritionist Luka Novak is flamboyant, effeminate, the type of gay man bisexual Nick would normally sneer at. But his sunny nature hides a deep hurt caused by an unfaithful ex-boyfriend. As much as Luka knows he should be wary of Nick’s reputation, he’s drawn to Nick despite himself. Their tentative friendship turns into romance, but Luka soon comes to realize Nick’s fear of losing his bad boy reputation means he’ll probably never go public with their relationship.

Nick never needed anyone until Luka came into his life. Now he has to reconcile his carefree past with the future he suddenly wants more than anything. And the first lesson he must learn is how to become the man both he and Luka need him to be, rather than stay the boy he always was. Alone.

Coming some time in September from Dreamspinner Press. I’ll share the exact date when we have it. ♥

New Release: “Moonlight Becomes You (Lucky Moon #1)”

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Out now! 😀

Dreamspinner – ebook | paperback

Amazon – ebook

Barnes & Noble – ebook

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2nd Edition 

Lucky Moon: Book One 

Eleven years ago, Shane Ventura made the biggest mistake of his life when he caved in to pressure from his record label to kick his best friend, Jesse Seider, out of their band, Luck. To this day, Shane has never wanted anyone more, and all the sex and alcohol in the world can’t fill the void Jesse left behind. Not even the prospect of teaming up with Britain’s hottest band, Moonlight, for a massive world tour can get him out of his funk. Then he meets lead singer Kayden Berlin and falls into instant lust. 

Kayden may act like he’s not interested, but Shane knows he feels the spark between them. Yet the harder Shane pushes, the more Kayden pulls away, until one explosive night leaves Shane with a broken heart. That seems to be his lot—lucky at everything but love. Shane still has one lesson left to learn, though: when it comes to love, you can’t always leave things to chance.

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Rock stars, angst, sexual tension, smutty fun times. We’ve got you covered. 😉 

If you haven’t read this, but you’ve read MJ’s Catch My Breath, the Ventura Brothers were mentioned in that book. First, we have Shane. Later in the year, we’ll have Nick in The Luckiest, who is admittedly a favorite character of both mine and MJ’s. 

Come have fun with our boys. ♥ And check out my Moonlight Becomes You playlist, if you’re curious about what music inspired me while writing. 🙂 

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By the way, I’ve been asked several times about the differences between this book and the original. We added about 16K total to the word count. Some of that includes a few of the vignettes we’d released as separate freebies when the Lucky Moon books started coming out (some of which have been altered somewhat), and some of it includes a few new scenes. There isn’t a ton of new stuff in the book (unless you never read our vignette collections, which are still freely available, in which case the entire 16K will be new to you), but if you’d like to own a copy of the re-edited, fleshed out version, I definitely recommend you picking it up! I think the book is stronger now. But, really, at its heart, it’s still the same story. So definitely don’t feel obliged to re-purchase if you already read the original book. And if you haven’t, well, I hope you enjoy our Lucky Moon boys. We had a lot of fun writing them! And, of course, for those of you who had inquired about a Moonlight Becomes You paperback, it’s finally here! I just got my official author copies today, which made me very happy. 😀

 

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And for all the fans of the series who don’t plan to re-buy the 2nd edition, here is the dedication so you can see it. ❤

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