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New release: The Boyfriend Sweater Curse

If you’re in the mood for a little holiday season romance, The Boyfriend Sweater Curse is now available on Amazon! We’re also looking into making our self-published works available through iTunes to expand our format options, so we’ll keep everyone updated on that process.

Our October newsletter has some behind the scenes info about the new story plus a sneak peek of Fortune’s Slings and Cupid’s Arrows, which is coming out from Dreamspinner Press on November 8! You can check out our previous newsletters and subscribe to future newsletters through MailChimp.

All serious knitters know about the boyfriend sweater curse: knit a sweater for a boyfriend, and he’ll break up with you soon after. Gabriel Sutton isn’t the superstitious type, but after the curse strikes three times, he isn’t taking anymore chances. His new boyfriend, Noel Rivera, will have to be content with store bought gifts.

Yet as their relationship develops, Gabriel begins to believe Noel might be the perfect man for him. Noel doesn’t make fun of Gabriel’s holiday traditions and wants to create new traditions of their own. As Christmas draws closer, however, Gabriel sees signs of Noel pulling away, and he worries this relationship will be as big a mistake as the others. Are Noel’s late nights and secretive phone calls a sign he’s cheating? Or will the magic of Christmas bring Gabriel the love he’s been searching for all along?

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New Holiday Story!

We have a brand new short story coming out next month for the holidays! The Boyfriend Sweater Curse is now available for preorder on Amazon, and it’ll be released on October 1.

All serious knitters know about the boyfriend sweater curse: knit a sweater for a boyfriend, and he’ll break up with you soon after. Gabriel Sutton isn’t the superstitious type, but after the curse strikes three times, he isn’t taking anymore chances. His new boyfriend, Noel Rivera, will have to be content with store bought gifts.

Yet as their relationship develops, Gabriel begins to believe Noel might be the perfect man for him. Noel doesn’t make fun of Gabriel’s holiday traditions and wants to create new traditions of their own. As Christmas draws closer, however, Gabriel sees signs of Noel pulling away, and he worries this relationship will be as big a mistake as the others. Are Noel’s late nights and secretive phone calls a sign he’s cheating? Or will the magic of Christmas bring Gabriel the love he’s been searching for all along?

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Steam Heat and Other Stories

When Ari and I first started writing professionally, we wrote for quite a few calls for submission because we thought it would be a good way to get our name out there. These calls were for short stories with a cap of 18,000 words, which was — and still is — a challenge for us because we’re used to writing longer works. The rights for most of the stories have reverted back to us for one reason or another, and we’ve decided to compile them into a collection and release it through Amazon.

Steam Heat and Other Stories will be released on September 1 on Amazon. It’s a collection of six short stories (20,000 words or less each), four by Ari and me together and two by me alone. These are all second editions that have been edited again, and I’ll talk about my process for organizing and editing this collection in our September newsletter.

The collection contains the following stories:

The Whole Kit and Kaboodle — Grey is smitten with seemingly shy librarian Henry, but Henry has a secret that could stand in the way of their happiness.A Hundred Lonely Halloweens

A Hundred Lonely Halloweens — Micah forms an unexpected connection to the ghost haunting the historical home he’s refurbishing.Steam Heat

Steam Heat — Coworkers Joss and Trey realize they have far more in common than they thought when they encounter each other at a Steampunk convention. Caribbean Blues

Caribbean Blues — Jon isn’t the type to indulge in vacation flings, but he can’t resist Derrick, a marine biologist who studies dolphins in the Bahamas. Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around

Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around — Landon thinks he needs to wear drag to catch the interest of his crush, but when he starts getting lessons from drag queen Raul, he finds himself growing hot for teacher instead.As Fair Art Thou, My Bonny Lad

As Fair Art Thou, My Bonny Lad — Shopkeeper Adie has tried to keep his desire for men a secret, but Niall, a newcomer to the colony of North Carolina, tempts him to risk his reputation in the little port town for a chance at love.

We’re happy to have our older works available again, and we hope you enjoy this collection!

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Santa’s Naughty Helper

The rerelease of Santa’s Naughty Helper has a release date and cover art!

The second edition of Santa’s Naughty Helper will be released by Dreamspinner Press on July 5. It’s the first book in a three book series called Lawyers in Love. The second book, Fortune’s Slings and Cupid’s Arrows, is a rerelease that has been heavily revised from the original edition, and it will be released in November. The third book is all new! It will be released in early 2018. All books are stand-alone romances revolving characters who work at the same law firm.

 

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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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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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Self-pub update!

We’ve been working steadily to make as much of our back catalogue available again as soon as possible, and we now have most of the books that aren’t being republished by Dreamspinner Press up at Amazon.

All five of the Herc’s Mercs books are now available! Book 1 was revised extensively; books 2-5 were not. We’re working on preparing book 6 with a goal of releasing it in January 2017. Next month, we’ll have a cover reveal and a give-away for this brand new addition to the Herc’s Mercs series, so stay tuned!

Also available on Amazon: Holiday Hootenanny, Ghost of a Chance, and Call of the Night Singers.

In other good news, we’ve started making our republished works available on All Romance eBooks as well! Herc’s Mercs: The Bigger They Come is now available at ARE, and we intend to add our other works there as well, including the rest of the Herc’s Mercs series.

I’ve reorganized our website a bit. New releases now have their own page. Our stand alone works are now on one page as well instead of being separated into short stories, novels, and novellas and mixed in with the works from a series. I’ve had separate series pages, so that hasn’t changed; I just updated to reflect new information about each series and its status if it’s no longer available.