Please Remember Me Blog Tour: Stop #6–TTC Books

The Please Remember Me blog tour rolls into TTC Books today, where I sit down for an interview with the gorgeous Tammy. We talk about my writing process, my life, my latest release, and my upcoming projects. There’s a double giveaway going on, so if you interested click here, and you’ll be whooshed on over to TTC Books. <3

Please Remember Me Blog Tour: Stop #5–Love Bytes

The Please Remember Me blog stops over at Love Bytes today, where the lovely Dani interviews me. We talk about my latest release and upcoming projects. The double giveaway is still going strong, so if you’d like to enter and read the interview, then click here and you’ll be spirited on over to the land where love bites. :)

Please Remember Me Blog Tour: Stop #4–Fallen Angel Reviews

I’m over at Fallen Angel Reviews today, where I’m the feature of an author spotlight. I’m also sharing an excerpt with everyone over there today. If you’re interested in reading it, then click here and a scantily clad angel will swoop down and fly you right on over.

The giveaway is still going strong. There are over 800 entries for the $50 Amazon gift card! Also, I’m giving away a free copy of one of my e-books from my backlist.

I hope to see you all over there.

Please Remember Me Blog Tour–Stop #3: Lynley Wayne

The Please Remember Me blog tour rolls into Lynley Wayne today. I’m blogging about writing a romance using an amnesia trope. Click here to read the post and the Starship Enterprise will beam you right over!

The giveaways are still going strong. There’s a chance to win a copy of an e-book from my back list at every stop and the grand prize at the end of the tour is a $50 gift certificate to Amazon.

Please Remember Me Blog Tour: Stop #2–Sinfully Addicted

The Please Remember Me blog tour rolls into Sinfully Addicted today. I’ve written a very special Valentine’s Day post that I hope you will enjoy. What is it about? Well, who else but my own special Valentine?!?!

If you want to read it, then click here and cupid will fly you right on over. Don’t forget the giveaways I’m hosting. You could win a copy of one of my e-books from my backlist or an Amazon gift card worth $50!

See you over there!

Author of the Month at My Fiction Nook

I’m thrilled to say that I’m Author of the Month over at My Fiction Nook. I’ll be blogging over there every week this month.

My first post was last week, where the Provincetown Series was featured. I also shared 5 little known facts about me. You can read the post by clicking here.

This week Being True is highlighted, and I share a list of some of my favorite things. If you’re wondering what those are, click here for that post. I’m also hosting a giveaway for a free e-copy of Being True.

Please Remember Me Blog Tour–Stop #1: MM Good Book Reviews

Today, I begin the first leg of my Please Remember Me book tour over at MM Good Book Reviews. The good folks over there are hosting an author spotlight, where I share an excerpt from my book. Click here to be beamed on over to their site.

I’m hosting two different giveaways for this tour. I’ll be giving away a free e-copy of one of the books on my back list at every stop. At the end of the tour, I’ll be giving one lucky winner a $50 gift card to Amazon.

So stop on buy, read the excerpt, and enter to win. You’ll be glad you came! <3

Please Remember Me Blog Tour Dates

I can’t believe release day for Please Remember Me is here! YAY!!!!

It’s now available over at Dreamspinner Press and Amazon!

If that wasn’t awesome enough, I’m also here today to announce the Please Remember Me blog tour, which begins February 10th. I’m giving away a copy of an e-book from my backlist at every stop and at the end of the tour I’m giving away a $50 gift certificate to Amazon!

Please Remember Me Blog Tour Dates:

2/10/2015–MM Good Book Reviews

2/13/2015–Sinfully Addicted

2/17/2015–Smoocher’s Voice

2/18/2015–Lynley Wayne

2/23/2015–Fallen Angel Reviews

2/25/2015–Love Bytes

3/1/2015–TTC Books and More

3/4/2015–Christy Loves 2 Read

3/9/2015–Joyfully Jay

3/13/2015–Guys Like Romance Too

3/16/2015–It’s Raining Men

3/17/2015–Sizzling Hot Books

3/24/2015–Literary Nymphs

I hope to see you all there! <3

Please Remember Me Playlist Preview

As most of you know, I’m prepping for the release of Please Remember Me, my latest book from Dreamspinner. Part of that work requires writing blog posts for my upcoming blog tour (more on that in a future post), and one of the posts I’m writing involves creating a soundtrack for the book.

So today, I thought it would be fun to share one of the tracks from the playlist I created.

For me, this song is the perfect accompaniment to the first time Santi and Hank meet because the sexual attraction between them is instantaneous and scorching.

So, now that I’ve shared this track, what other songs do you think might have made it onto the playlist?

P.S. Don’t forget about the pre-order giveaway that’s still going strong. If you’re interested in entering, click here for the details and how to enter.

 

Happy New Year! My Writing Goals for 2015

It’s hard to believe 2015 is already here. At the beginning of 2014, I was starting on an entirely new personal life path, filled with equal amounts of anxiety and excitement. Even though I was unsure where the road would take me, I took those first tentative steps forward. And you know what? I’ve never been happier.

So after looking back at what I accomplished in 2014, my gaze is locked on the future and what I plan to achieve by this time next year.

Here are my writing goals for 2015.

Goal #1–Write at least 240,000 words

Now if you read my last post, you realize this is the same writing goal that I met last year. Some may think that I should increase my goal. Perhaps I should, but with my full time job and fatherly responsibilities, this word count is an achievable goal that does not over stress me.

That is important for any goal we set for ourselves. It must be reasonable. I could set a goal of a million words, but where exactly would that get me? There would be no way for me to achieve that milestone with my current life responsibilities, so I made a goal that is realistic in my world.

But how I will accomplish that will be a bit different this year. Here are my plans:

  • The majority of my year will be spent on my paranormal romance series, The Warlock Brothers of Havenbridge. This is a seven book series, the first of which has already been accepted to be published this year by Dreamspinner. This series will follow the adventures of three powerful warlocks–Mason, Thad, and Warren Blackmoor. The brothers will alternate being the main characters of each book in the series, which will chronicle their paths toward love and the supernatural threats that threaten to destroy them, their family, and the men they love.
  • I am also contemplating a contemporary romance in between books 3 and 4 and 6 and 7 of the series. I feel this will be a good way to keep my feet in the contemporary world while still moving forward with the series.

What do you think of that idea?

Goal #2–Increase Social Media Presence on Goodreads

Right now, Facebook is a well-oiled machine for me, so I need to venture into another social media site that has a profound influence on authors. Goodreads does just that. Many readers/authors have good and bad things to say about Goodreads, but whatever the opinion, Goodreads is a powerful force, so rather than fight it, I’m going to roll up my sleeves and jump right on in.

  • I am a member of the M/M Romance Group on Goodreads. If you’re familiar with it, you know it’s a big group. So big that it is rather intimidating trying to figure out where to start or how just to interact. I plan on more actively involving myself with this group. How exactly? I’m not too terribly sure at the moment, but I figure posting more regularly and making myself more of a presence over there is a good place to start.
  • I’ll also post more on my author thread Dreamspinner set up for all the authors. Perhaps this will be the one-two punch I’ll need to make a better dent over at Goodreads.

If anyone has suggestions on how to achieve this goal, I’m open to hearing them.

Goal #3–Further Expand Audiobook Offerings and Break Into the Foreign Market

As I mentioned in a previous post, this isn’t a goal I can achieve on my own. In order to offer more books in audiobook format or break into the foreign market, each book has to hit a certain number of sales.

So how do we meet this goal then?

  • If you enjoyed Being True or any other of my books and would be interested in the novel being turned into an audiobook, then recommend that book to your friends. More sales means a better chance of meeting this goal.

Goal #4–Increase Activity on My Blog

For most of 2014, I didn’t do much more than self-promotion on my blog, and this has to change. I know that, so here is what I plan on doing:

  • Write at least one post a week
  • Vary types of posts beyond self-promotion
  • Increase cross promotion opportunities with other authors

So there are my writing goals for this year. Looking back at them, they don’t seem daunting, but they will take commitment and discipline to be able to meet them. What do you think about the goals? Is there anything I missed that you think I should also consider making a goal? And what are your goals for 2015?

I’d love to hear what you have to say.