Thursday, June 30, 2011

Hot Summer Days...Over 100 Free M/M Stories!

That's right, over 100 stories, ranging from 2,500 word short stories to over 30,000 word novellas from some of the hottest authors in the genre as well as some very talented newcomers!

Starting today, the M/M Romance Group at Goodreads will be posting around 20K worth of sexy M/M summer reading for free every day until all the stories are up. You just have to be a member of the group to view (and all you have to do to be a member is be 18 or over and ask to join HERE).

The stories all started from a photograph and a request from a reader member of the group. Authors chose the pictures that spoke to their muse and created a story to tell the photo's tale.

As for my contribution to the collection, meet Trask Maitland (the blond) and Lee Carmine (the brunet). Ahem. Don't mind them, they're a bit busy right now.

The reader who posted their picture and said, "Dear Author, The first look between them had been innocent, or so he'd thought. I'd love to see exactly how things changed and where they'll end up. Sincerely, Sara" Their short story, titled His Last Resort, will be posted sometime this summer in the Goodreads group.

The first three stories are up, and all I have to say is "Hot" definitely belongs in the title. See you there!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Announcing the Winners of our Sizzling Summer Solstice E-Reader Giveaway!!


Grand Prize: Erin Cavin wins her choice of a brand new Nook Wi Fi 3G or a Kindle 3G with Wi Fi plus the two books she chose from all six authors!

Second Prize: Theresa Angelosanto wins all the books she chose, for a total of twelve new ebooks!

Third Prize: Tracey D wins her top choice of e-book from all six authors!

Consolation Prize Winners: The following people, please contact me at to receive your choice of e-book from my backlist!:

Erica Pike
Melanie Conrad
Darcy Pommawolf

Again, congratulations to all our winners, and thank you to everyone who entered!
Happy Soltice! Keep cool!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Enter Here for a chance to win a new Nook or Kindle with Wi Fi in our Sizzling Summer Solstice Contest!

The sizzling height of summer is coming! What better way to beat the heat than with a brand new Nook Wi Fi 3G or a Kindle 3G with Wi Fi!

Six sexy authors of erotic romance are coming together with a fabulous giveaway this summer solstice! And entering couldn't be simpler. Just visit each of our blogs beginning June 14th, and leave a comment on the contest post with:

* your name (or user name) and contact email, and
* your top two (2) choices from the author's backlist to kick-start your E-Reader library should you win.

Contest will close at Noon ET on Tuesday, June 21st, 2011, and a winner will be drawn at 1:16pm ET from all the readers who commented on all six blogs:

Gwendolyn Cease at

Suzanne Graham at

Jessica Jarman at

Devon Rhodes at

The Grand Prize winner will receive their choice of a brand new Nook Wi Fi 3G or a Kindle 3G with Wi Fi plus two ebooks of their choice from each author!

Second Prize will be winner's choice of two ebooks from each author's backlist...that's 12 new books!

Third Prize will be winner's choice of one ebook from each author's backlist for a total of 6 books!

More surprises and prizes at each blog, so what are you waiting for? When summer hits its height, you could be the winner!!


* In order to be eligible for the drawing, you must leave a comment at each of the six blogs with your email address and choice of two books. We're sorry, but anyone who misses a blog or forgets to leave their contact info will be disqualified.

* All comments must be posted by 12:00 Noon, ET, on June 21st.

* Valid entry comments must be in response to the official Contest post on each blog, although we also welcome comments on other posts, so feel free to poke around!

* The E-Reader will be shipped to the winner's house. Ebooks will be emailed separately to the winner.

* Winner must respond to Jessica within three days or an alternate winner will be announced.


So here we go! Check out my books and decide which two you want! There are links by genre just below my blog header, which will take you to a page with all the blurbs. You can also click on the covers along my left sidebar to go to the publishers' websites for blurbs, excerpts and reviews. I'll also be drawing a few random non-winners for extra prizes after the contest is over. :D

To enter, just comment below with your name and contact email and which two of my books you would like to win! Optional to add, do you have anything you are really looking forward to this summer?? Then visit the other five blogs and cross your fingers!


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sunday is Gay Day! Tons of giveaways!

Sunday, June 12th is Gay Day at Ethan Day's Yahoo Group.  Gay Day is the one day a month when the best authors in GLBT Romance stop by to post excerpts of their new and upcoming releases.

The following authors will be generously offering giveaways you can enter to win:

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Elizabeth Noble - Marked Yours
C. Zampa - Candy G.
S.J. Frost - Natural Instincts
Belinda McBride - A signed Uncommon Whore poster
Jambrea Jo Jones - Tell Me Now & Saddle Up 'N Ride
Alan Chin - Haji's Exile
Ariel Tachna - Choice from Backlist
Pia Veleno - Man Whore
William Neale - A New Normal
Barry Brennessel - Tinseltown
Simone Anderson - To Love Again
Serena Yates - Saving Zeke
Sebastian Blade - Redeem Me
Jaime Samms - As Advertised
Kimberly Gardner - Dressed to Thrill
Lou Harper – Hanging Loose
Angel Martinez - Boots
Charlie Cochrane - An ‘I love Jonty and Orlando’ T-shirt
Devon Rhodes - Stranger In Black
Gale Stanley - One Night in Bangkok
Geoff Knight & Dare Empire will be offering up FIVE books!
Winners Choice of either The Cross of Sins or Drive Shaft

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The amazing Authors below will be popping in and out to chat & post excerpts from their latest books:

S.J. Frost - Black Heart Down
Willa Okati - Make a Right
Charlie Cochrane - All Lessons Learned
Z.A. Maxfield – All Stirred Up

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The day will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST in the Ethan Day Yahoo Group where we’ll be posting excerpts, running contests for free books, and chatting about all the new and upcoming releases from your favorite authors.

We hope everyone will stop by to catch up with your favorite authors and join in all the fun!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Reading, Sorting and Letting Go

I am a voracious reader.

Always have been and presumably will continue to be. Not only do I love to read, but I'm...good at it. I read incredibly fast and still manage to spot errors and retain what I've read. Which serves me well in the EDJ as my alter ego, The Editor.

Of course, there is only so much a person can immerse themselves in before the cup runneth over. After time spent working on writing my own stories, editing, evaluating submissions, judging, beta reading, and managing to keep up with my auto-buy authors (who, darn them, keep pumping out books I barely have time for but CAN'T miss), any time for the rest of my library, both ebook and print, has taken a hit.

The print ones just sit there nicely on the bookshelf, and I occasionally dust in front of them. But more of a problem is the fact that I have an insane number of ebooks I bought some time ago when I was more of a reader and prospective (then newbie) writer, when I was in the habit of making the rounds on release days, hitting up my favorite ebook sellers, and looking for books after reading reviews. Insane. I'm talking literally hundreds of unread ebooks, just sitting there politely in a unimaginitively titled folder called "Unread". These days, I'll dip in there once in a blue moon and pick out a book to read, but really, I just don't have the time and don't forsee a change in that anytime soon.

So now what? Well, I'm contemplating buying a new computer (yes, again). So I'd like to get my elibrary organized and streamlined...but what to do with all those hundreds of books in "Unread"? Complicating things is the fact that I have read some of them, just didn't follow through with adding them to GR and then either filing in the appropriate genre folder (for keepers), or deleting.

I've spent some precious time lately picking through them. I started a NEW folder called "Want To Read" and moved some of them into that one. I've added some read ones to GR and filed or deleted. And yes, a few I just sat and read right there on the spot. But even spending a fair amount of time on it, I've barely made a dent. A part of me just wants to wipe the slate clean. Yes, I know. It seems foolish to delete a book I paid good money for. But really...when am I going to read them? They're just taking up space on my hard drive (and bugging the heck out of me, knowing they're there). Some go back to 2008. Yeah. Haven't read them in three years. Will I ever?

So what do you guys think? Keep plugging away at sorting and reading, a bit at a time? Delete them all? Get rid of the oldest, say two years or older? Keep in mind the time it takes to do this...takes directly away from my writing time. It really goes against my grain to think of deleting them, but man, I'm really obsessing on this lately (which is also affecting my writing time!). Seeking words of wisdom!!