So sorry, due to some slight technical difficulties, I don’t have brunch guests today. Which mostly means I’ve been incommunicado working toward my deadlines and I haven’t been paying attention.
Last weeks brunch winners will be announced next week. There’s still time to comment if you want to!
I got a great cover for Home The Hard Way. I’m sure I shared it here, but in case I didn’t, prepare to sigh with longing!
Isn’t that GORGEOUS??? I love that. It’s from cover artist Amber Shah and I can tell you how deftly she nailed the book. LOVE this. Get ready for Finn and Dare:
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I do have some fun news. First off, I got the rights to two of my holiday stories, Secret Light, and What Child Is This?, way back in December… I know I should have just put those back out, but I needed beautiful covers and some formatting. At first I was going to wait until the holiday season again, but then a couple of readers wrote to ask me what happened to those, so I put them back out again.
For a limited time, they’ll be available exclusively at Amazon. This means that I’ve entered into the devil’s bargain that is Kindle Select, which has some royalty benefits for me and some benefits for Amazon Prime members, who will be able to read them for free. Both books are in the lending library there so please take advantage of that. If you were on the fence about those, borrow them for free and see what you were missing!
Rafe Colman’s likes his life. He has a nice home, a good job, and a wonderful dog. But he’s exhausted by living a lie. When his home is vandalized because of his perceived German ancestry, he can’t even share the irony with friends.
Officer Ben Morgan falls for Rafe’s dog first, but it isn’t long before he’s giving her owner the eye. He thinks they have more in common than the search for Rafe’s vandals, and he’s willing to take a chance and find out.
If life in 1955 is tough on a cop in the closet, it’s even tougher on a refugee who’s desperate to hide his roots and fit in. Rafe knows from tragic experience how vicious prejudice can be. Every second with Ben is stolen, every kiss fraught with danger.
When Ben’s partner threatens to ruin everything, Rafe and Ben have to fight to protect what they have, in Secret Light…
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Michael and Tristan are finally taking that much needed weekend away for Christmas. They’ve been working so hard at their respective careers there hasn’t been time for a breather, much less a chance to reconnect and see if they’ve been working toward what they both want.
Like always, Michael’s well-laid plan is derailed by a phone call from Apple House. Three of their charges have gone missing and while Michael is worried, it’s not unusual for the young adults who stay at the shelter for homeless LGBT teens to come and go.
But when one of them calls Michael and asks if – hypothetically speaking – it’s considered kidnapping to keep a baby who’s been abandoned, Michael and Tristan head home with all speed to sort things out.
Two couples need answers in a heartwarming holiday tale of taking stock, reaffirming commitments, and catching the perfect wave in What Child Is This? A Crossing Borders Christmas Story.