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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)
Kobo

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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

Writing Update: Release dates, pre-orders, and more!

Hi, all! It’s been a couple of months since the last writing update, so here goes. 😀

Coming Soon

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Nur eine Kleinigkeit – Release date: March 25. The German translation of One Small Thing. Now available for pre-order.

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Moonlight Becomes You – Release date: April 7. This is the 2nd edition, approximately 60K/200 pages. (1st edition was 44K/139 pages.) Now available for pre-order in ebook and paperback. Cover by LC Chase.

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Wood, Screws, & Nails – with Kade Boehme – Release date: April 23. Cover by Paul Richmond.

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Works in Progress

HL&S – A spin-off of Wood, Screws, & Nails. – Outlined. Starting soon.

S&S – In planning. My story for the Love’s Landscapes event in the M/M Romance Group on Goodreads. If you’re a member, you can see the prompt here

The Working Man’s Guide to Wooing a Blue Blood Prince (Clumsy Cupid Guidebooks #2) –  with Xara X Xanakas – Plotted and started. Temporarily on hold. Hoping to have this one released in the late summer/early fall, if possible. We’ll see. Wish us luck!

Simon’s Story – This is the as-yet-untitled contemporary story I started for NaNoWriMo.  It’s going to be a pretty angsty ride, and I had to put it on hold temporarily when one of my family members became hospitalized and the content started hitting a little too close to home. But I’ve been wanting to tell Simon’s story forever, so I certainly will be going back to it!

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**Update on the One Thing Series** 

I know I’d said this series would be continued, but, unfortunately, that plan has now changed. The “One Thing” series will stand completed with One Small Thing and One True Thing. I thought long and hard about this, and it wasn’t an easy decision, but I think I’m ready to move on to something new. I apologize to the fans who were hoping for books for Josh or Archer. But there will be new and hopefully exciting things to come from me, both alone and with co-authors, so be on the lookout for those! 🙂 

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