July News

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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.

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If you didn’t have a chance yesterday, stop by Prism Book Alliance for my Outside the Margins post.

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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. ❤

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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?

Updates – Husbands and an Apology

As you know, things have been a little crazy around here.  I managed to get three days off work that fell at the same time as my normal Friday off, so I have a nice chunk of six days off in a row.  Unfortunately, I’ve been running myself so ragged it was too little too late, at least when it comes to my health.  On Friday, I spent sixteen hours writing like a madwoman and now have a nasty case of bronchitis.  *sighs* Someday I’ll get better at this balancing thing, I swear.

On the plus side, the final piece of Russ and Stephen’s story, Husbands, is off to the betas and is available for pre-order on Amazon. The official release will be April 24th!

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Yesterday I stopped by Prism Book Alliance for my monthly guest blog post on Outside the Margins.  I discussed what marriage and commitment mean to people and how that shaped the latest book in the Equals series.

I am sorry that I did not manage to do a Flash Fic this week (frankly, I forgot) but I will be back next week.  And please check out Thorny Sterling’s Blog for a truly lovely take on this week’s picture!

Now I’m off to get a little bit of writing done while I’m feeling up to it.  And resting.  Mostly resting, because I want to kick this bronchitis to the curb as fast as possible!

Prism Book Alliance Guest Post: Outside the Margins – Writing What You Know

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Join me on Prism Book Alliance’s Outside the Margins column.  Today I discuss research for my novels.

I hope you’ll take a look and please leave a comment.  I’m open to any feedback or suggestions about what you’d like to hear from me in my monthly column.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

Prism Book Alliance Guest Post: Outside the Margins – Finding Balance

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I ran out of time to post a link on here yesterday, but if you haven’t yet, please join me on Prism Book Alliance’s Outside the Margins column.  I discuss what I’m doing to find balance as a writer and what my goals are for 2015.

I hope you’ll take a look and please leave a comment.  I’m open to any feedback or suggestions about what you’d like to hear from me in my monthly column.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

Prism Book Alliance Guest Post: Outside the Margins – Looking Back

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Join me on Prism Book Alliance’s Outside the Margins column.  I’ll be featured in the column on the 5th of every month, and today I discuss looking back on my first year as an m/m writer.  I hope you’ll take a look and please leave a comment.  I’m open to any feedback or suggestions about what you’d like to hear from me in my monthly column.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

“Equals” Blog Tour

Yesterday’s release of “Equals” was very successful.  It’s the best day for sales I’ve ever had!  Huge thanks to all of you who helped make that happen.

The blog tour began yesterday with a guest post and review on Prism Book Alliance.  In the post, I discuss 10 Songs I Listened to While Writing Equals. And it includes a link to a Spotify playlist you can listen to.

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Blog Tour Stops:

7/11/2014Prism Book Alliance  http://www.prismbookalliance.com 

 7/12/2014Love Bytes Reviews http://lovebytesreviews.com

7/14/2014The Novel Approach http://thenovelapproachreviews.com/

7/16/2014GGR Review http://www.ggr-review.com/

7/19/2014The Blogger Girls http://thebloggergirls.com/

7/21/2014Kimi Chan Experience http://www.kimnsarah.co.uk/

7/23/2014The Hat Party http://raineotierney.blogspot.com/p/the-hat-party.html

7/25/2014Rainbow Gold Reviews http://rainbowgoldreviews.wordpress.com/

In addition, next Sunday, 7/20/20, join me on Facebook at 2:30pm EST for a half hour chat on the Rainbow Gold Reviews FB page to celebrate Pride!

Giveaway:

At each stop, one commenter will win their choice of a backlist title from me. In addition, one commenter in all of the tour will win a $10 Gift Card from Amazon. See the stops on the blog tour for more details.

Today’s Stop: Love Byte’s Reviews with a longer excerpt and a chance to win!

Please keep an eye out for all of the stops on the blog tour, I know you’ll love what I have planned.

 

“The French Toast Emergencies” Reviews

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I’ve gotten some really great feedback on this story lately and I wanted to share them with you!

Helena’s Heat blog reviewed

“All too often when I read short stories I’m left feeling short changed. The stories feel rushed, the characters underdeveloped or the ending disappointing. ‘The French Toast Emergencies’ had none of those issues. It was a complete and very satisfactory story about two interesting and likeable characters.”

Rainbow Gold Reviews blog also reviewed the story

 “…I loved how the events of the story pushed these likable men together. They felt real, acted real and it made their sweet romance so much more poignant. They weren’t just random characters, in just 45 pages they became friends and I laughed with them, felt my heart warm as they realized what they might have found in each other and totally believed their love story. I cared for them and with just a few pages that is an incredible achievement!”

GGR-Review  weighed in.

“This book was so sexy. Sexy as in how comfortable the characters were with each other, how easily they fell into a domesticated state. Sexy doesn’t have to be pages of penetrative sex, it can also be 2 guys getting to know each other from the simple touches and nudges to body exploration. Even trying to take a sneaky peak at the other through an opaque shower curtain. Brigham excelled at writing this, I pictured myself in the apartment on this ratty sofa playing footsie with my “boyfriend”.”

There was a review on Padme’s Library on Monday.

“Arthur and Samuel are wonderfully intriguing characters that I would have loved to read more about but the length, or lack-there-of, is definitely not a drawback.  I fell for both guys and the romance that sets in due to their weather triggered circumstances.  Definitely another great novella by Miss Vaughn.”

And today, Prism Book Alliance put up their review!

“I love seeing a well written, tight, and clean self-published story.  So often these days, I find self-published to lack the quality I seek when I am paying for a story.  I was very pleased to see Vaughn, however, stays far away from that trap.”

No time for me to get a swelled head at all of the great feedback though, there’s too much writing to be done!  And, if you haven’t checked out the story yet, what on earth are you waiting for?