The Midwest Series – Sale & New Release!

Midwest Series Promo Out Now

It’s an exciting week for me! Touch & Go, the third book in The Midwest Series is live on Amazon and you can buy it now!

To celebrate, Bully & Exit, the first book in the series, is on sale for $0.99. But only until October 1st so grab it before the price goes back up!

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Here’s a little teaser from Touch & Go:

“Then what’s stopping you?” Micah rubbed a little, teasing him with a promise of how good it could be if he said yes.

“My career, mostly,” Justin muttered.

“Hey,” Micah softened his tone. “I get it. I really do. I have everything to lose. I’m going to be working as hard as anyone to be sure no one finds out about what we’re doing, okay?”

“I know. But I’ve got a shitty poker face, Micah. What if I give something away? What if our involvement clouds my objectivity and I can’t give you the best care?”

“I’m not saying it’s going to be easy,” Micah admitted. “But are you telling me you don’t get lonely on the road? You aren’t horny and worked up and want an outlet?”

Justin remained silent.

“Look, if you don’t want me, I get it. But this seems like the perfect arrangement to me. We both know the risks, and we’d go into it with clear eyes.”

“You’re very persuasive, you know?” Justin said with a wry grin. “Ever thought about becoming a lawyer instead of a ballplayer?”

“Nope.” Micah grinned back. “So, does that mean I’ve won my argument?”

“You’re getting close.”

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Meet the Author – June 2019 Events

Tomorrow is the first day of June, which means it’s the official start of Pride Month!

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That also means it’s my busiest time of year. This year, I’ll be taking part in five different in-person author events! I am incredibly excited about all of them.

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Here’s a little information about what each one will entail. Click on the event name for a link to the organization’s page.


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June 1 (1:00 – 8:00 pm) – Ferndale Pride:

This is the fourth year I’ve taken part in the Pride event in Ferndale, Michigan.  I’ll have a table set up at the street fair and be selling and signing paperbacks and giving away prizes.  Just look for the Michigan LGBTQ Authors Sign!

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June 8 (2:00 – 4:00 pm) – Everybody Reads Bookstore Reading and Signing:

This will be the first bookstore reading/signing event I’ve taken part in and I am super excited about it! They’re holding an LGBT Author Day and fellow Michigan authors David Pratt, Nick Poff, and Stephen Schmidt will be attending. We’ll each do a short reading from our books. I’m going to read an excerpt from “The Ghosts Between Us” and I am really looking forward to it. We will also have our books available for sale and we’ll be happy to sign them!

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June 15 (1:00 – 10:00 pm) – Michigan Pride:

This will be my second year at Michigan Pride in Lansing, Michigan. I had a wonderful time last year and will be joined by fellow Michigan LGBTQ Authors Hank Edwards and David Pratt. Like at Ferndale Pride, I’ll have a table set up at the street fair and be selling and signing paperbacks and giving away prizes.  Just look for the Michigan LGBTQ Authors Sign!

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June 22 (2:00 – 3:30 pm AND 5:00 – 6:30 pm) Barnes & Noble Book Pride Discussion Panel & Signing:

I am so thrilled to take part in this event. There will be two opportunities for you to join me. I’ll be at the Battle Creek, Michigan Barnes & Noble from 2:00 – 3:30 pm and at the Portage, Michigan location from 5:00 – 6:30 pm.

Each event will include a book pride discussion panel with authors, librarians, and community leaders on diversity and inclusivity in books, the media, and our communities, followed by a Q & A, and book signing. Those Barnes & Noble locations will have my paperbacks available for purchase.

The content will be the same at both the Battle Creek and Portage locations, so feel free to attend whichever is more convenient for you!

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June 29 (12:00 – 5:00 pm) Great Lakes Bay Pride:

This will be the first year I’ll attend Great Lakes Bay Pride Festival in Bay City, Michigan, but I am very excited about it. Hank Edwards and Marshall Thornton will be attending as well. We will have a table set up in Wenoah Park and will be selling and signing paperbacks and giving away prizes.  Just look for the Michigan LGBTQ Authors Sign!


I really hope you will be able to make it to at least one of these events! Please comment below or send me a message my social media sites or email me at brighamvaughn@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Happy Pride!

 

 

Halloween is Coming!

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.

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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!

Corked is Live (Almost Everywhere)!

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Unfortunately, I had a few hiccups with my book release yesterday. WordPress didn’t seem to want to let me create a new blog post (grr). The books didn’t go live in time on Barnes & Noble and Kobo (still waiting on Kobo). But I’m still very excited to announce that “Corked” is available for sale!

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In my previous post, I talked a bit about how the three books in “The Wine Tasting Series” became “Corked” but I should also talk about how the “Corked” cover came to be. I live in Michigan and I’ve made several trips to the Traverse City area for wine tastings with friends, so this is an area (and subject!) near and dear to my heart.

As I usually do, I took oodles of photos when I was there. I unearthed those photos when I planned the cover of “Corked” and was delighted to find the perfect image for it. Can’t you just picture Sean and Lucas strolling through the vines and admiring the view?

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Summary:

Sean Powell is having a terrible day. When he walks into Bistro Argent, ready to unwind over a glass of wine with the sommelier, he’s stunned to discover his friend has been replaced by a hot young guy with big ideas. Lucas Spencer is determined to liven up the staid and stodgy wine list, but his brash approach alienates the wine distributor during their first meeting.

There’s no avoiding each other though and the more they butt heads, the hotter the tension between them gets. As they work together and their relationship progresses, they have to figure out how to blend their professional frustration and personal attraction without risking their careers.

Lucas is eleven years younger than Sean, and despite their sizzling chemistry and compatibility, Sean can’t quite believe the feelings are mutual. A wine tasting trip to Traverse City, Michigan threatens their fledgling relationship. Sean’s insecurities rise to the surface as Lucas’s fears of losing Sean lead to jealousy.

Does the relationship have legs or will they find out it’s corked?

Excerpt:

“I want to talk to Richard about setting up some classes at the restaurant, maybe on Sundays after brunch, kind of an ‘intro to wine’ type of thing explaining the different types of wine and how to properly taste them.”

“Sounds great,” Sean said and then added, “Hey, I meant to ask, did Richard respond to your earlier text?”

“Oh, I’m not sure,” Lucas replied, handing Sean the box containing the half case of wine they’d purchased. He fished in his pocket for the phone. He pulled it out, smiling at the photo of Sean in the vintage truck he’d set as his background before he noticed the text notification. “Looks like he did.”

“Oh, yeah? What did he say?” Sean asked.

Lucas nearly tripped getting on the trolley as he read Richard’s response.

What is wrong with you two? You think about fucking at work and work during your vacation instead of fucking. Stop thinking about my goddamn restaurant and go screw.

He was still laughing as they took their seats, and Sean had to wrestle the phone away from him to see the message. “Richard!” he exclaimed, his hand going to his forehead to rub at his temples. “Jesus, that man is incorrigible.”

“He’s your friend,” Lucas pointed out, still laughing as he took his phone back and replied to Richard.

“I don’t claim him!” Sean protested. “Besides, he’s your friend now, too.”

“Damn it,” Lucas muttered jokingly. “That’s what I get for dating you. Couldn’t you have brought something better to the relationship than Richard Brayden?”

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