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Release Day!

Letters from Cupid (2nd edition) is now available from Dreamspinner Press! Ari and I enjoyed the opportunity to revisit this story, which is one we had fun writing (and rewriting). Sometimes we need a little light, fluffy romance to cleanse our palate after writing heavier angst, and Macon and Derek were both quite cooperative. 😉 We hope you enjoy this new, expanded version of the story as much as we enjoyed writing it!

After breaking up with his partner, English professor Dr. Derek Chandler feels like a failure who will never win at romance. His aloof colleague, Dr. Macon Pinney, disagrees and pens an anonymous note of encouragement to Derek, which he signs “Cupid.” Thus begins an exchange of correspondence, a courtship through words where the two men find out they have a great deal in common. Meanwhile, Derek reaches out to Macon, not knowing Macon is his anonymous pen pal. Derek reveals through his letters that someone close by has piqued his interest. Could he mean Macon—or has Macon missed his opportunity and lost Derek to another man?

Perhaps the time has come for Cupid to put in an appearance, and when better to do so than Valentine’s Day?

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Striking Sparks audiobook!

Striking Sparks is now available as an audiobook!

The stakes are high and the heat is on.

Beau Walker, owner of the Barbecue Shack, needs the help of Jake Parnell, his one-time rival and secret crush, in a televised barbecue competition. Beau is a proud man, but the stakes are high, and smart, sexy Jake is his only hope, even if being around Jake reawakens the attraction he’s fought for years.

Jake left his hometown, determined to build a life somewhere his sexuality wouldn’t hurt his family’s restaurant business – and far away from hunky, obstinate Beau Walker. Then his twin, Josh, is killed, and Jake returns to support his brother’s wife and children. Despite his reservations, he agrees to go head-to-head against Beau on national television. Between stress and grief, as well as pride and determination, only one thing is certain – the heat between Beau and Jake extends well beyond the kitchen.

Available on AmazonAudible, and iTunes

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Letters From Cupid now available for preorder!

Our 2nd edition of Letters from Cupid is now available for preorder from Dreamspinner Press! It’s been significantly revised and expanded from the original edition, and we’re pleased with the changes, which we think deepen Derek and Macon’s character and relationship development.

Letters from Cupid will be released on February 14, 2017 — a light contemporary romance for Valentine’s Day!

After breaking up with his partner, English professor Dr. Derek Chandler feels like a failure who will never win at romance. His aloof colleague, Dr. Macon Pinney, disagrees and pens an anonymous note of encouragement to Derek, which he signs “Cupid.” Thus begins an exchange of correspondence, a courtship through words where the two men find out they have a great deal in common. Meanwhile, Derek reaches out to Macon, not knowing Macon is his anonymous pen pal. Derek reveals through his letters that someone close by has piqued his interest. Could he mean Macon—or has Macon missed his opportunity and lost Derek to another man?

Perhaps the time has come for Cupid to put in an appearance, and when better to do so than Valentine’s Day?

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ARe Closing

All Romance eBooks has announced that they’re closing. So that’s fun. And by “fun,” I mean another financial setback for Ari, me, and all the other authors hosting their work on ARe, especially since ARe isn’t going to pay us the full amount of the royalties they owe us. Oh, and they just told us via email yesterday (the 28th) that they’re closing on the 31st.

Ari has already made our self-pub books unavailable for purchase at ARe, but I wouldn’t recommend that you buy anyone’s books there because they won’t get the money from the sale. I’d suggest going directly through the publisher’s site (although not Torquere, because again, the authors won’t see any money from Torquere Press books, no matter where they’re sold), Amazon, or Barnes & Noble.

There is some good news! If you’ve preordered a book through ARe that’s being released after December 31 by Dreamspinner Press, they will honor the pre-order. If you’ve preordered from a different publisher, you’ll want to check with them and see what they plan to do. ARe isn’t going to honor the preorders. All requests for refunds from ARe must be made before December 31, and you have to ask; they aren’t going to issue refunds automatically because of course they aren’t. That would mean giving up money voluntarily instead of fleecing their customers as well as the authors out of as much cash as possible.

(I’m a little pissed off and bitter, yes.)

If you’ve got ARe ebucks/credits, SPEND LIKE THE WIND! And do it before the 31st because otherwise, it’ll be wasted.

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Herc’s Mercs: Where Angels Fear to Tread

Proudly presenting the cover and blurb for Herc’s Mercs: Where Angels Fear to Tread, coming in January to Amazon and ARe!

Mercs rush in where angels fear to tread…

Lee Albright is a photojournalist who loves traveling and the challenge of his job, but when he’s asked to shoot a calendar for charity, he can’t resist — especially since the models are the men of Hercules Security, some of the sexiest hunks he’s ever seen. Things get even better when he meets Mr. July, Geo Kensei, and the instant spark of attraction between them quickly bursts into an all-consuming flame. 

Geo is exactly the kind of intense, dominating top Lee needs to fulfill all his fantasies, while Lee’s sensitivity and artistic soul tempt Geo to bind the gorgeous man to him with more than just ropes.

Unfortunately their careers force them to part ways, though they’re both anxious for a quick reunion. But in the midst of a war-torn city they meet again, and now Geo, the merc everyone calls “Saint”, must use every tool and skill he possesses to get both Lee and his client out of danger, while Lee has a hard time finding the comfort he needs in Geo’s cold, hard pragmatism in the face of danger. Geo’s intense focus on the mission is all that’s keeping the three of them alive, but will it also end up costing him any chance to be with Lee?

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