There will not be a weekly deals post this week. I am enjoying some time with family and friends. Just finished up the 20BooksTo50K event in Scotland. We will be back next week with the deals.
I just wanted to give a quick impression of ShiMMer 2019, the fabulous MM romance event I attended in Birmingham, UK last weekend. It was an absolute success for me, and I’ll definitely be back next time.
Bringing swag is always a bit of a hassle and challenge when you’re flying in, so a big banner wasn’t an option for me. But I think my set up turned out really well, and readers seemed to appreciate the swag I brought because I almost ran out of all of it.
Today, I want to talk about something a little different. It’s a little risky, this topic of leaving reviews for books, because authors talking about reviews is a gray area. So let me start off by saying that this was at the request of one of my readers, not of my own initiative. And second, I want to make crystal clear that I respect each and every review, positive or negative, and I wouldn’t dream of interfering with the review freedom readers have. Just so there’s no shadow of a doubt there.
The question this reader asked was if I had any tips for leaving a good review, like best practices. So here are some of my thoughts. [Read more…] about Tips and Best Practices for Book Reviewing
Since my upcoming MMMM gay romance Alpha’s Sacrifice will be an mpreg romance, I figured I’d give a little introduction into this topic, since not everyone will be familiar with it. [Read more…] about A Super Short Introduction Into Mpreg
I’ve been sharing how I developed the ideas for my books, because readers often ask: “Where do you get all the ideas for stories?” Today, I’ll be talking a little about The Time of My Life, my next gay romance that will be released soon.
I actually wrote The Time of my Life before I wrote No Filter, the first book in the No Shame Series. It’s been sitting for a while on my Mac, patiently awaiting me being ready to edit it. Somehow, it didn’t feel like the right time yet. I wanted to do the No Shame series first, knowing I could release these quickly and not make readers wait too long. But now the time had come to finish this story and share Denver and Judah, the two main characters, with the world. [Read more…] about The Story Behind The Time of My Life
I think this is the question fiction writers get asked most often: “Where do you get all the ideas for stories?” My answer is usually a very short, but unhelpful: “Everywhere.”
It is true, though. I do get ideas from stories from everything and everywhere… [Read more…] about Where Do You Get All The Ideas For Stories? (No Shame Series)
I’m not the type to complain, but in this post, I thought I’d share some unique struggles authors face. Seriously, there needs to be a self-help book on this…or some kind of support system. The struggle is real, people, I’m telling you.
1. Deleting Words
Part of being an author is self-editing and that means ruthlessly deleting words that don’t belong in our manuscript. When they’re empty filler words (my favorite seems to be ‘just’), that’s one thing, but sometimes we have to delete whole paragraphs or even entire scenes. Ouch! I’m telling you, that physically aches. [Read more…] about 7 Unique Struggles Authors Face
‘Tis the season for planning and making goals, and I am no exception. I’ve sworn off New Year’s resolutions years ago, but I do make a yearly plan for world domination every year.
I gotta say that last year’s primary goal—I think I worded it as “finally publish a damn romance like you’ve been wanting for years”—did work out pretty well. As a matter of fact, I published three, so how’s that for over-achieving?
This year, the goal is to do more of that. Much more.