Blog Archive - July 2016

RWA “Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing Event!

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Hello all! Next week I'll be in San Diego for the Romance Writer's of America 36th Annual Conference, and I'll be signing copies of Forgive and Forget at the "Readers for Life" Literacy Autographing Event on Wednesday, July 13, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Pacific Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina in San Diego, California. I'll also have a few swag items with me to give away.

This event is open to the public and free of charge, and no registration is necessary. As this is a fundraiser event, attendees will not be allowed to bring books from home to the event.

For more info, check out the RWA event page here: https://www.rwa.org/literacy

Smoke & Mirrors Release Day and Release Day Event!

Hello, all! It's finally here! Smoke & Mirrors, THIRDS Book 7 is out today!! Woohoo! To celebrate we're over at Sinfully Gay Romance Reviews chatting about the THIRDS series. Plus there's a giveaway!

Don't forget the THIRDS Anniversary Giveaway Bonanza going on until July 28th. You can enter the giveaway here.

Looking to catch up on the THIRDS? Dreamspinner Press is having a THIRDS Anniversary sale. Get 30% off books 1 - 6 until 11:59 pm, July 10th. Check out the THIRDS series at DSP here.

July 11th - 20th, we're celebrating the release of Smoke & Mirrors with a blog tour. Posts include everything from Dex and Sloane character profiles, the Smoke & Mirrors playlist, more on TIN, an interview with Dex and Sloane, and more! Check out the blog tour schedule here.

ABOUT THE BOOK

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Genre: Paranormal Gay Romance Series: THIRDS Length: Novel Published: July 8th, 2016 Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Cover Artist: L.C. Chase Ebook ISBN-13: 9781634773871 Paperback ISBN-13: 9781634773874

Life for Dexter J. Daley has never been easy, but he’s always found a way to pick himself back up with a smile on his face. Taken from his home, and the arms of his boyfriend and THIRDS partner, Sloane Brodie, Dex finds himself in a situation as mysterious and lethal as the Therian interrogating him. Dex learns what he’s secretly believed all along: his parents’ death wasn’t an accident.

Discovering the whole truth about John and Gina Daley’s homicide sets off a series of events that will change Dex and Sloane’s lives forever. As buried secrets rise to the surface and new truths are revealed, Dex and Sloane’s love for each other is put to the test, with more than their relationship on the line. If traversing the waters of murder and secret government agencies wasn’t enough, something inexplicable has been happening to Dex—and nothing will ever be the same.

ADD TO GOODREADS READ CHAPTER ONE

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Office Space - 7/8/16

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THIRDS 2 Year Anniversary Celebration Event!!

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Hello all! Thank you so much for joining me as we celebrate the THIRDS 2 Year Anniversary!! Woot! It’s hard to believe it’s been two years since Dexter J. Daley and the Destructive Delta crew were unleashed upon the world. I often get asked if while I was writing Hell & High Water I had any idea of what the THIRDS would turn into. That would be a big nope. I submitted Rack & Ruin, book 3, to my publisher before Hell & High Water was even released. I was kinda freakin’ out. I had written three books in this new series, different to anything I’d done before, and the first book hadn’t even been released. My main thought at the time was “please don’t let this tank”. Seriously.

Two years later and I still can’t believe it. I am continuously amazed and blown away by all the love shown to these fellas and the series. After Hell & High Water, the THIRDS Nerds came onto the scene. We are now 686 members strong and still growing. There’s been THIRDS inspired fan art, fan playlists, jewelry, SIMS characters, cakes, and all kinds of awesomeness from amazing readers.

This week Smoke & Mirrors, book 7 is released. It’s been an incredible adventure, but it’s not over just yet. With Smoke & Mirrors ending the way it does, I’ve had folks asking me if this is the end of the THIRDS. Definitely not. Events were planned from the beginning to take the series in a specific direction, the question was what I’d do when we reached the end, because there would have to be an end. By mid-series I would know whether the main series would be it, or of I’d continue on to the next THIRDS adventure. It would all depend on how much I was enjoying writing the THIRDS and if readers were still enjoying reading it. By the time I wrote Against the Grain, I knew I wasn’t ready to give up writing Dex and Sloane just yet.

Right now I’m working on Seb and Hudson’s book, followed by book 9, the last Dex and Sloane book in the MAIN series. So what’s coming next? I’m super excited about what’s coming next year!! The main series may be coming to an end, but the adventure, comedy, and romance is far from done. We’re kicking things up a notch, and don’t worry, our Destructive Delta crew will still be around. Everything will be revealed in Smoke & Mirrors, the turning point in the THIRDS world, and in Dex and Sloane’s lives. There is so much planned! I can't wait to share it all with you!

How about a little teaser?

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I know change can be a scary thing, especially when you love the characters, but you'll have to trust me. In 2017, things about to get real.The time has come to put all that training--and then some--to use. Dex and Sloane are going to be kicking some serious butt, and although the new series will belong solely to Dex and Sloane, Destructive Delta will still play an important role. They are a family after all. We may not see them as much as we do now, but they're not going away. Every badass operative needs to have a team at their back, and no team can make it rain fire and wrath like Destructive Delta. We're also going to be introduced to some new key players, and be seeing a lot more of Austen and Wolf. The side stories are still happening. Austen and Zach, Bradley and Lou etc. I'll be announcing the series name at a later date so folks have time to read Smoke & Mirrors. It all starts to make more sense there. I'll let Dex tell you how he feels about this.

Either way, I hope you're as excited as I am. Is the THIRDS world ready for a lethally trained Dex? We'll soon find out. It's like an exciting new TV series in your brain, with lots of action, explosions, kicking-butt, sexy-times, drama, angst, shenanigans, and yes, the tagline remains Action. Comedy. Romance. And that One Weird Guy. Only this time the weird guy's a little more sharply dressed. ;)

How about we give away some goodies!!

 

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What's up for grabs?

5 winners: THIRDS agent T-shirt. 5 winners: Destructive Delta tote bag and character cards. 4 winners: THIRDS swag pack (Destructive Delta tote bag, character cards, THIRDS postcards, stickers, bookmarks). 3 winners: THIRDS audiobook of your choice. 3 winners: $10 Amazon Gift Card. 3 winners: Mini Sloane with character cards and THIRDS Agent mug. 1 winner: THIRDS agent coffee mug with character cards. 1 winner: Star Wars Leia and Han Solo bag with compact mirror.

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Haven't read the THIRDS series? Would you like to get in on the shenanigans? Dreamspinner Press is having a THIRDS anniversary sale. Get 30% off Books 1 - 6, including paperbacks! Sale ends at 11:59pm (Eastern US time) Sunday, July 10th.

     


Recent Reads - The Last Enemy by Christian Beck

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I admit it's been a while since I've read fiction outside the romance genre. Before I became a writer, I used to read a good deal of mystery, suspense, and crime. Christian Beck's book The Last Enemy (Agents of Influence Book 1) came recommended by a good friend. The way she described it had me so excited to get my hands on a copy, and when I received an ARC for it I jumped right in, and I had such a fantastic time reading it. This book was action-packed. It had me on the edge of my seat more times than I could count hoping that Monk, Ben, and the rest of their team made it out alive.

No punches are pulled in this book. We're talking espionage, Special Ops, betrayal, violence, and politics. Simon Monk is a highly trained spy in possession of deadly skills, skills that are put to the test as he tries to get to the bottom of an assassination in Cairo. Like Monk, I had no idea who to trust, so I trusted no one. Except for Ben. Army Captain Ben Namajunas kicks some serious butt. He's also the man in love with Simon. I really enjoyed the romance between Monk and Ben. It was very real, watching these two men together. Their profession doesn't leave much hope for a happily ever after, especially with everything Monk has been through, but there's always hope, and Christian did a wonderful job giving us that hope. If you enjoy action and suspense, with a great cast of characters, and an incredibly well written story, I highly recommend The Last Enemy.

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Highly decorated Delta Force operator and Iraq war hero Simon Monk loses everything when his romantic partner defects to Beijing after being caught selling US secrets to Chinese Intelligence. Monk is drummed out of the Army from the blowback but gets a second chance at a career when he is recruited into a covert group within the CIA.

Years later Monk’s latest assignment sends him to Cairo, where the head of station has disappeared amid a highly publicized sex scandal. But things are not what they seem. When the base chief turns up dead and the Egyptian government looks the other way, Monk and his team hunt down the assassin.

All roads lead to a ruthless and lethal cult from Egypt’s ancient past who discard every unwritten rule of espionage to win. Monk is forced to take to the shadows to find and destroy his most dangerous adversaries yet, as a chain of events threatens to ignite war in the Middle East.

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Get 25% off Hell & High Water in ARe's Sale!

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Hello all! Thinking about starting the THIRDS series? All Romance eBooks is having a fabulous 25% off sale on cop themed books including Hell & High Water! Woot! Get in some Dexter J. Daley cheesy-doodle-crunching, eighties-music-singing, gummy-bear-munching goodness.

Already read Hell & High Water? There are so many fabulous titles on sale. Some personal favorites I've read: Dirty Kiss by Rhys Ford, A Matter of Time by Mary Calmes, and Faith & Fidelity by Tere Michaels. Happy Reading!

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Office Space - 7/1/16

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