This is just a little announcement about TP’s 7th anniversary contest which I’m participating in.

Torquere Press Celebrates 7th Anniversary!

Seven years?! No, we can hardly believe it either. Seven years of bringing readers the best, the sexiest, the most romantic GLBT fiction. And to celebrate, we’re giving away prizes — great themed gift baskets, gift certificates for free books every day, and a scavenger hunt that will give readers a chance to collect a deck of cards that will win big – -a Nook from Barnes & Noble!

Readers will get the chance to “collect cards” by visiting each participating author’s website, blog, or Facebook page. By collecting all the cards and filling in the form, players have the chance to win free books daily, a gift basket once each week, (including BDSM, werewolf and ménage themed baskets), and be entered in the grand prize drawing for the Nook.

We’ll also be having random sales via our blog, GLBT Romance, Facebook, and Twitter:


With bestselling GLBT romance authors like Chris Owen, Tory Temple, Kiernan Kelly, P.D.Singer, Sean Michael, and B.A. Tortuga, you’ll have a blast playing along. Just log onto Torquere Press website http://www.torquerepress.com/contest/index.html
Check out the contest page, and start hunting!

So, ya feel lucky, dude? Let’s play!

There will be a couple new stories coming out sometime soon. I’ll have a story as part of the new Torquere Press Charity Sip Blitz, entitled “Where a Hand is Always Needed” and gives Graeme Chao, Amiri’s infamous partner, his own backstory.

I’ll also have a story in the new Thrill Ride M/M/F antho that comes out. It’s about vikings. Vikings are made of awesome. And the usual holiday Single Shot featuring Amiri, Graeme, Lani and Wiremu. I just can’t seem to get away from New Zealand.🙂

In personal life, I’m still in upstate NY, I’m appearing at Authors After Dark in NJ next month, and I’m back in school (again again) because I like getting graded on everything I do. And I’ve rediscovered my love of vikings, thanks to two weeks in Scandinavia this summer. Like I said above, vikings are made of AWESOME.

Once I actually have release dates/covers/titles/etc., I’ll update again!

Another NZ story?

“Country Days,” a look at Pai and Hemi from “The Nature of the Beast” ten years later, is now available as part of the Down Under Taste Test.

I join talented authors Laney Cairo and Kate Roman.

Ever wanted to travel to Australia or New Zealand? Now we all have a chance to go Down Under and see the wonders that part of the world has to offer! In Country Days by Kara Larson, Pai is plagued by cows in his garden. Lucky for him, his lover Hemi knows just what to do distract him, and get rid of the cows.

In At the Bach, by Kate Roman, Geoff has had it with the dating game, and when a friend invites him to a weekend at the beach, he decides that’s just what he needs to get over his last attempt at love. When his last crush shows up, Geoff isn’t sure if he’s found heaven or hell. Finally, in Almost Paradise, by Laney Cairo, Lee has left Melbourne in search of a tiny paradise town, but what he finds might surprise him. Good thing Charlie knows how to help a guy out. Head Down Under today!

My Opal Birthstone, At the Sign of the Ancestors, is OUT!

Kit Chao’s family holds on to many of the traditions of their Thai ancestry. One of those traditions is Thai fighting, or Muay Thai, a martial art Kit has been raised doing. He treats it as a sign of respect for his ancestors, and while his fighting days have passed, Kit still occasionally steps into the ring when his gym needs him. That bit of information isn’t something he talks about too often, just as he has never officially told his fellow fighters and trainers about being gay.

Drew is Kit’s first potential boyfriend in a long time. A teacher, like Kit is during his day job, Drew share academic interests with Kit, as well as an intense attraction. One thing Drew doesn’t quite understand, though, is why Kit would risk his life and limbs to fight. They both have to do some intense soul-searching in order to keep their relationship from facing total knock-out.

Not entirely based on personal experience, but drawn from my days of training in muay thai at my favorite gym. It’s available in e-format here.

My Halloween Sip, As Green as Onie Glass, comes out on Friday. Keep a lookout for it!

Today is my day in the Torquere Press Road of Relationship, celebrating life, love and romance no matter what the sex of your partner. My snippet (which kind of ran over 2k words) is a hazy-distant future look at the lives of Erlend, selkie lover Ronan, son Bryn and boyfriend/son-in-law Kyle. Seal Skin from Shifting Again is a story that I’m rather proud of, proud enough to write a semi-sequel/companion tale in the form of Horsemaster, telling Bryn’s side of things, and an unnamed, unwritten tale dealing with Bryn, Kyle, and the aftermath of Horsemaster.

So, enjoy the snippet!

TP turns Five this month! To help celebrate, I’m participating in the Torquere Press Scavenger Hunt. Somewhere on this blog, there is a graphic clue that you can hunt for. Collect all the clues, input them on this page, and you can win an Amazon Kindle filled with TP romances!

Later this month, I’ll have a wedding snippet up as part of Torquere’s Route of Relationship promo. My day is September 15th. Keep your eyes out!

Thanks for reading! Thanks for keeping TP alive!

Just a drive-by posting to announce some titles coming out in October and November:

My Arcana, based on the World Tarot card: A Match Made by the Council (debuing this November)
Detailing the story of one Korinthos, 21st century night, and his odd new roommate, who just might be a magician–a real one…

My Birthstone, Opal: At the Sign of the Ancestors (debuing in October)
How do you tell your new boyfriend about your hobby, fighting thai boxing-style? How do you tell the guys that you train with about your boyfriend? Kit’s about to find out.

A holiday Single Shot, semi-sequel to And A Chook Shall Lead Them (debuing in December)
Amiri knew that Christmas with the rellies wasn’t going to be all fun and games. He hadn’t known it’d be this difficult though

There should be at least one Halloween Sip, and maybe a Spurs and Saddles come November as well. We’re still working plotting those out.😉

I’ll also be at Yaoi Con on Saturday, September 27th at the Torquere Press booth, if anyone wants to stop by to say hi!

Live long and prosper! (Or something.)