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!

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

My Writing Year in Review (2014)

As 2014 comes to an end, I found myself thinking about the goals I set for myself for this year, and I’d like to share what I’ve learned with all of you since my readers have been instrumental in helping me achieve my goals.

Goal #1–Write 240,000 Words

This was a goal I managed to meet and exceed in 2014.

Here is the breakdown:

  • When Love Gets Hairy. The third book in the Provincetown series, this novel came in at 78,000 words
  • When Love Comes to TownAt 78,000 words, this novel was the fourth and final book of the Provincetown Series
  • Being True. My first coming of age novel came it at 81,000 words.
  • Please Remember Me. A contemporary gay romance that will release February 6, 2015. It was complete at 85,000 words.
  • Spell Bound. This represents the first book of my new paranormal series titled The Warlock Brothers of Havenbridge. It has been accepted for publication and will release later in 2015.
  • Blood Tied. Currently at 12,000 words, this novel is the second book of The Warlock Brothers of Havenbridge series. This novel is my current WIP.

All together, I have written 397,000 words in 2014. Wow!

I can’t tell you how happy I am to see that number, especially when there are times when I doubt that I’m making any progress. After looking back, I realize I have, and that just feels amazing!

Goal #2–Increase Social Media Presence

This was another goal that was difficult because I had so many different social media sites–Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Tumblr, and Google+. It had become extremely overwhelming. So here is what I did to meet this goal:

  • I focused on Facebook. Instead of trying to take on all the social media options and do them poorly, I concentrated my efforts on one to make a difference. I created Jacob’s Junkies, a secret Facebook group, that allows fans to more intimately interact with me than in the regular FB feed. I share excerpts, giveaways, tours, and upcoming releases to my Junkies prior to releasing it anywhere else. Right now, I’m at almost 200 members, and we are still going strong. If you want to be a member, just click on the link above and ask to join. We’d be glad to have you.

Goal #3–Expand Into the Audiobook and Foreign Market

This is a goal that I could not meet on my own. Dreamspinner, my publisher, selects books for these markets based on sales. So though I set this as a goal, it wasn’t up to me to be able to meet it. Only readers like you could determine if I met this goal, and you know what? I did!

Thank you to all you wonderful readers who made it possible to meet this goal!

Goal #4–Actively Maintain My Blog

This is a goal that I, unfortunately, did not meet. :(

In fact, I have hardly kept up with my blog for this entire year. I could cite may reasons as to why I have neglected my blog, but they would only be excuses. Instead, I will definitely  rectify this in 2015.

Overall, after looking at this year in review, I think 2014 has been a success, and I’m extremely pleased with what I have accomplished. Still, I don’t plan to rest on my laurels in 2015. I’m  planning my goals for next year right now, which I will share with you all in a future post.

I hope you will join me. :)

So what were your goals for 2014? Did you achieve all you wanted to? What was your greatest accomplishment this year? I’d love to hear from you.

J.P. Barnaby Cover Reveal–A Heart for Robbie!

I’m so excited to have J.P. Barnaby here today, revealing the cover of her latest–a truly personal and heartwarming story. I have known J.P. for almost three years now, and I count myself lucky to have her as a friend. As a friend, I am aware of the heartbreaking tale of her daughter and how that story inspired her latest release, A Heart for Robbie. This story is definitely a must-buy and after reading the blurb and taking a gander at the cover, I’m sure you will agree!

A Heart for Robbie

BLURB:

Waiting for someone else’s child to die so yours can live is the worst kind of Hell.

Celebrated Young Adult author Julian Holmes pits the heroic characters in his Black Heart series against all different kinds of monsters. But when a critical heart defect threatens his son’s life, he finds he has no champion. No amount of books, classes, or practice can prepare Julian for the fight to save his beautiful son’s life.

Suddenly there are hospitals, transplant lists, and the nightmare of insurance red tape to navigate. In the midst of his trouble, Julian meets Simon Phelps, the insurance coordinator for Robbie’s case. Simon lives so deep in the closet he might never find his way out, but he dreams of exactly what Julian has. Then one night, drunken need and desperation brings them together, and a new fight begins.

Link:http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5038

When Love Comes to Town Blog Tour: Stop #7–The Novel Approach

The When Love Comes to Town blog tour is coming to the end of the line. How is that possible? I’ve been having so much fun that I just don’t want this tour to end! But let’s not think about that right now. Let’s talk about today’s stop.

I’m over at The Novel Approach today. I just love all the reviewers over there. They are some great people, and that Lisa, she’s just yummy and bite-sized to boot! What am I doing today at TNA? Well, I sit down for an interview with my characters from When Love Comes to Town. If you’re interested in reading the shenanigans, then click here and Scotty will beam you up and over to TNA.

Don’t forget to leave a comment. One lucky winner at each of my stops will win a free copy of my latest. I hope to see you all there. <3

When Love Comes to Town Blog Tour: Stops #5 & #6 Top2Bottom and Mama Kitty

It’s a busy day for the When Love Comes to Town tour today. I stop over for an interview at Top2Bottom and for a spotlight at Mama Kitty Reviews. If you’d like to be a part of the shenanigans then click here for Top2Bottom and here for Mama Kitty.

Don’t forget to leave a comment; one lucky winner at each stop will get a free copy of my latest. :)