I know it’s only the beginning of August, but K. Evan Coles and I have been planning a super special Halloween event for months.
All you need to do to take part is create something LGBTQ+ and Halloween-themed. It can be poetry, fiction, art, podcasts, or whatever else you love to create.
Entries can run from sweet and romantic to dark and scary, just make sure it has a Halloween theme!
We are so excited to share this with you. Stop by Diverse Reader for more information and how to sign up. Hope you’ll join us!
There’s no flash fic from me this week (I’m absolutely buried in final edits and formatting right now) but be sure to visit Helena’s Heat for her flash fic. So far, she was the only one who wrote one this week. I really love the prompt though, so I may try to write it this week if I can find a little time.
If you didn’t have a chance yesterday, stop by Prism Book Alliance for my Outside the Margins post.
If you were eagerly anticipating the Bully & Exit release tomorrow, I am afraid I had to bump it back to this Friday, July 10th. Final edits took a bit longer than anticipated, so I decided to push it back a few days in order to put out the best possible book and not stress myself out any further. Eee! I am so excited to share this book with you guys. I love Nathan and Caleb so much. ❤
Finally, please stop by Diverse Reader for info on the Christmas in July Giveaway I’m taking part in along with a group of incredible authors. You have a chance to win books from 20 different authors! How awesome is that?
When AJ Rose, Kate Aaron, and Meredith at Diverse Reader sent me a message asking me to take part in the LGBTQ Push Back Charity Giveaway, I said yes. Immediately. I am one of 224 authors, bloggers, and publishers who are donating a book and it’s a cause I am so pleased to be a part of.
I chose to support the Ruth Ellis Center, a social services agency in the Detroit area that aims to “provide short and long-term residential safe space and support services for runaway, homeless, and at-risk lesbian, gay, bi-attractional, transgender, and questioning youth.”
Please visit Diverse Reader for the details of the giveaway! There are 10 days left to contribute and every little bit is greatly appreciated.
Some people love Valentine’s Day, others absolutely loathe it. Me? I’m somewhere in the middle. I like spending the day with my husband, but we focus more on what we do together than what we buy each other. There are years we’ve splurged and bought each other gifts, but there’s never the expectation that we have to spend a lot of money on each other. This year, with a new roof for our house in the near future, we decided to keep it simple. We’re doing a 90 minute couples yoga class, getting takeout sushi, and settling in for an evening of Scrabble. No, that’s not a euphemism, we really ARE planning to play Scrabble. We even upgraded our board to a nicer one since we’ve been playing so much lately.
Oh, and don’t tell Mr. Vaughn, but I made chocolate chip cookie dough last night so I can make ice cream sandwiches for a special treat. Why those? No idea, they just sounded good. Probably not a traditional pairing with sushi, but I have yet to see the man turn down anything with chocolate in it in the last ten years so I’m pretty sure it’ll go over well. 😀 T he real question is, what kind of ice cream should I use? Vanilla? Coffee? Salted caramel?
While I don’t disagree with the people who say Valentine’s Day is just a made-up, commercialized holiday, I think it can be whatever you make of it. I usually send cards (mostly virtual these days) to the people I care about. Because there are a lot of people I love in a non-romantic way too. After all, not everyone has or wants romantic love in their life. But I think everyone likes to know that someone is thinking about them. So, this Valentine’s Day, why not take the time to show your appreciation for all of the people you care about?
The wonderful Meredith King did just that. She put together an amazing giveaway on the Diverse Reader blog. She pulled together eighteen authors who will each be giving away a story of theirs to celebrate Valentine’s Day. I am incredibly flattered that she included me in the giveaway, especially alongside so many phenomenally talented authors. And I want my readers to know how much I appreciate them!
See the blog for the full details, but basically all you have to do is enter the rafflecopter on the giveaway post and on February 14th you will be paired up with an author to receive ONE of their ebooks (your choice). The giveaway is winding down so hurry over to her blog and enter!
And have a lovely Valentine’s Day, however you choose to celebrate it (or not).
Character interviews are always one of my favorite things to do. I had a lot of help with this one and I was pleased with the way it turned out. Head over to Diverse Reader for the interview and a chance to enter the giveaway!
Blog Tour Stops:
9/19/2014 Prism Book Alliance http://www.prismbookalliance.com
9/20/2014 GGR Review http://www.ggr-review.com/
9/21/2014 MM Good Book Reviews http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com/
9/23/2014 Smoocher’s Voice http://www.smoochersvoice.com/
9/25/2014 Diverse Reader http://diversereader.blogspot.com/
9/27/2014 Love Bytes Reviews http://lovebytesreviews.com
9/28/2014 The Novel Approach http://thenovelapproachreviews.com/
9/30/2014 Padme’s Library http://padmeslibrary.blogspot.com/
10/1/2014 JP Barnaby http://www.jpbarnaby.com/
10/3/2014 Rainbow Gold Reviews http://rainbowgoldreviews.wordpress.com/
At each stop, one commenter will win their choice of a backlist title from me (excluding the Dr. Feelgood anthology). In addition, one commenter on the entire tour will win a $10 Gift Card from Amazon. See the stops on the blog tour for more details.