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Permanent Ink Release Instagram Tour

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Presented by: Avon Gale, Piper Vaughn, and A Novel Take PR


Hosted by:


8/7: @bookish_notes @apolishedreader

8/8: @benbendiks @books.and.moonlight

8/9: @Two_Chicks_Obsessed  @midnightclockwork

8/10: @KarenBoudoir @alphabookclub @booklovcrs


PERMANENT INK, the kinky tattoo artist romance from me and Avon Gale, is out 8/7! To celebrate we have 4 days of awesome #bookstagram photos hosted by some of our favorites!

What it is: for four days, stop by each of the hosts to see their photos of Permanent Ink and take part in the tour challenge.

Tour challenge: post your favorite tattoo snapshot & use the hashtag #PermanentInkTour, tag the daily host, me (@piper.vaughn) and @avongale, and A Novel Take PR (@anoveltakepr) and you’ll be entered in the giveaway.

People can enter once a day as long as they tag a daily host.

Can’t wait to see all of your photos!

***Giveaway details: up for grabs: 3 e-copies of PERMANENT INK. Winners chosen by 8/15 and contacted with their prize via the Instagram account they used to enter.***


New release: Black John

Hi, all! It’s been a while since I updated, but I have a surprise rerelease to announce today!

My short story, Black John, was originally included in DSP’s “Cross Bones” pirate anthology. I got the rights back a few months ago and decided I would rerelease it as an individual title for those who didn’t pick up the anthology, or those who read the other book in this universe, Love Rising (currently available from Dreamspinner Press). The two stories are set in the same world, but can definitely be read as stand-alones. Please note: Love Rising does have a fantasy element. If you’re a fan of mermen, check it out! 😀

This fab new cover was designed by Natasha Snow. I ♥ it.


Former pirate Juan “Black John” de Avila has found a home on Isla Sagrario, a safe haven for men who desire other men. When Jacob, the lover he thought had died, washes ashore after a shipwreck, Juan believes he’s been given a second chance at love. But Jacob Bellamy thinks the safety of Sagrario is an illusion, one that will come to a brutal end should their enemies ever catch wind of their whereabouts.

Juan doesn’t want to lose Jacob again, but neither does he want to leave his home behind for a lifetime of hiding and secrecy. When the island comes under attack, Jacob is forced to decide what means more to him—spending the rest of his life safe and alone, or risking it all to be with the man he loves.

Genre: M/M Historical Romance
Length: Short story (approx 6K)

Buy it now for only 99 cents!:
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Out Now – “The Working Elf Blues”

The Working Elf Blues is live all over! If you’re looking for a sweet contemporary, holiday tale with magical elements, check it out. 🙂

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Garnet Evergreen has never heard of an elf abandoning the North Pole for a human, but he yearns to be the first. Ever since he saw Wes, the boy with sorrowful eyes, Garnet felt an undeniable kinship. Over the years, he’s watched that boy grow into a man, and now he’s determined to give Wes a Christmas he’ll never forget. If only Garnet had thought to test his father’s sleigh before leaving…

Orphaned as a child, Wes spends every Christmas alone at his cabin. When he’s woken by a suspicious boom and finds a wrecked sleigh and an unconscious elf, he doesn’t know how to react. Wes isn’t fanciful. He doesn’t give much credence to the stories about Santa Claus and flying reindeer. But a part of him wants desperately to believe when Garnet promises forever, even if life has taught him that no one ever stays…

  • Pairing: Fantasy Gay
  • Word count: 13,500
  • Content: Contains no explicit content.


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Available now: “Hook, Line, & Sinker”

Hey, folks! Hook, Line, & Sinker went live today! You can buy it now from: Dreamspinner | Amazon | ARe | B&N. 😀


When they were teens, Castor McCormick was the bane of Blake Kowalski’s existence. Their mutual animosity led to summers filled with rivalry. Now, nearly two decades later, Cas is moving back into the neighborhood to live in his grandmother’s old house. Blake tells himself he isn’t interested in seeing how snarky little Cas grew up, but when his mother dupes him into visiting his former nemesis, he finds out “pretty” can evolve into “sexy as hell” on the right man.

Cas didn’t think he wanted to see Blake again. No one has ever pushed his buttons like the arrogant boy he remembers from their youth. Turns out, the adult version of Blake still gets him hot under the collar—and everywhere else. With Blake on leave from work to nurse an injured leg and Cas taking time to move and unpack, they form a tentative friendship that turns into a sexual affair neither man can deny. But when Cas’s job sends him out of state to deal with a difficult client, their new relationship will be tested, and if they fail, Blake’s broken leg might not be the only thing to end up scarred.


Also, I’m blog touring! If you want to follow along, the schedule is below. Yesterday, I was at Boy Meets Boy Reviews and they also reviewed the book. Today, 11/19, I’ll be at The Novel Approach. There’s a Rafflecoptor giveaway going with my blog tour as well. Up for grabs: a $20 gift card and two copies of the ebook. Be sure to check out any of my tour stops to enter. 🙂


New Release – “Aime-moi”

Hi, all! The French translation of Wanting went live today! Aime-moi (Love me) is now available at the following links. So cool to see these boys being translated! And their Valentine’s Day short, Giving In, will be coming in French in February, 2015. So exciting. 😀

Reines-Beaux – Amazon – Smashwords – Kobo


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:




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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.


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 Release & Buy Links – “Wood, Screws, & Nails”

Hey, all! Just a quick announcement that Wood, Screws, & Nails came out from Dreamspinner Press today! These are all the buy links so far:

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Aaron Costa’s summer was all planned. Despite having to remodel the family lake house, it would be a vacation of sorts, and he had every intention of enjoying it—until the friend who was supposed to help him got injured and left him in a lurch. He decides to take the opportunity to bond with his son and hires Julian and his roommate, Malachi, to assist.

As a broke college student, Malachi could use the money, and spending the summer with Aaron for eye candy sounds like a dream. “Look but don’t touch” becomes his motto. But when Julian starts flaking on his responsibilities and Malachi and Aaron are forced to spend long hours alone together, their mutual attraction is impossible to resist.

Aaron can’t fight the temptation sexy Malachi presents. But more than their age difference stands in their way, not the least of which is Aaron’s semi-closeted status and the fact that he’s never openly discussed his sexuality with his son. He has no idea how Julian will react when he learns his father is not only gay, he’s also dating his best friend.


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And the Wood, Screws, & Nails blog tour has officially begun. Today we’re at The Novel Approach, but if you want to follow the tour, all the dates/stops are listed above. And if you do check out the tour, be sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway! There are two copies of the ebook and a $20 gift card up for grabs. 😀

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