Sunday, January 3, 2016

2016 Resolutions - What Are Yours?



Here’s to having a fresh view take you by surprise ~ Jill Badonsky

I’m a bit late, but it’s my first post of the year! That means I need to share my resolutions for the year. If you’ve kept up with me the last few years, you know how important I think that resolutions are. Even though I can look back on many of these posts and see that I didn’t achieve what I set out to do, there are plenty of New Year’s Resolutions that I accomplished. Some of them include:

  • Quitting smoking in 1997
  • Going back to school to complete my undergrad degree in 1998
  • Finishing writing A Place to Call Their Own in 2012
  • Writing Disappear With Me in 2012
  • Publishing 3 titles in 2015 (although 2 of them were 2nd editions…LOL)

So, in the spirit of both writing goals and sharing them, here are my writing goals for 2016:

  • Write 3 complete novels and submit them to publishers
  • Start a fourth by the end of the year.
  • Self publish Disappear With Me when my rights revert on March 31, 2016
  • Be more consistent with promotion

What are you working on in 2016? I’d love to hear!

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Is it possible for two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?
 
My first novel, A Place to Call Their Own is available from
JMS Books LLC!

It is also available from Amazon!










Love is greater than hope or faith, but can Reverend Leander Norris convince a jury that the love he shares with another man is natural? 

 
Disappear With Me isavailable from Amber Quill Press!







A chance meeting at a wedding in June, 1966, ignites a spark between Eron Lassiter and Garrett Emerson. Can they find happiness amidst the still pervasive culture of propriety, honor, and expectation in the 1960s?

 
My latest novel, Need Your Love, is available from
JMS Books LLC!

It is also available from Amazon!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Happy Release Day - Need Your Love!






It is release day for my third novel, Need Your Love!  

Get Need Your Love directly from JMS Books!


Dedication:

For Tina, whose love and devotion to me surpasses my writing career and encompasses most parts of my life. Thank you for taking me under your wing and helping me make Need Your Love the story it was meant to be.

Acknowledgements:

My husband always tops the list of acknowledgements. Thanks to his ongoing support, and sometimes taking on extra chores around the house so I can write or edit, Need Your Love is finished today.

My number one beta readers are my mom and dad. Extra thanks to Dad this time, first of all for proofreading gay sex scenes. Dad also helped out with much of the information needed to make the golf scenes authentic. Becky Condit rounds out a list of much appreciated beta readers this go around.

The House of Manlove Critique group has been a huge influence in the development of my writing over the last two years. While I didn’t send this manuscript through the weekly critique system, I tried to apply much of what I have learned from them on other projects. A few of the members beta read the first version of this novel and helped me shape it into the version you read today. In alphabetical order: Genna Donaghy, J.T. Hall, Skye Jones, Jon Keys, Kate Lowell, Chris McHart, Jenna Wade, and Heloise West.

And once again, a huge thanks to everyone at JMS Books, LLC for their support of this novel and my writing career.  

Blurb

In June, 1966, ACLU attorney Eron Lassiter attends his uncle’s wedding, and makes an unsettling discovery. Though he’d bowed to family pressure and has a potential marriage planned, his long-ignored attraction to other men roars to life when Garrett Emerson, the bride’s nephew, captures his attention.

After serving in the Korean War and going to college later than his peers, upwardly mobile Garrett is a loan officer at a local bank. For his girlfriend, fiancé in her mind, he can’t climb fast enough. But none of that matters to Eron, and maybe that’s why Garrett’s so drawn to him.

Can Eron and Garrett find happiness amidst the still pervasive culture of propriety, honor, and expectation in the 1960s?

You can also pre-order from Amazon and it will be delivered to your Kindle on December 6!


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Is it possible for two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?
 
My first novel, A Place to Call Their Own is available from
JMS Books LLC!

It is also available from Amazon!










Love is greater than hope or faith, but can Reverend Leander Norris convince a jury that the love he shares with another man is natural? 

My latest novel, Disappear With Me will be available from Amber Quill Press!





Sunday, November 1, 2015

Cover Reveal: Need Your Love



I am excited to reveal the cover for my latest novel, Need Your Love, available November 22.

Blurb:



In June, 1966, ACLU attorney Eron Lassiter attends his uncle’s wedding, and makes an unsettling discovery. Though he’d bowed to family pressure and has a potential marriage planned, his long-ignored attraction to other men roars to life when Garrett Emerson, the bride’s nephew, captures his attention.

After serving in the Korean War and going to college later than his peers, upwardly mobile Garrett is a loan officer at a local bank. For his girlfriend, fiancé in her mind, he can’t climb fast enough. But none of that matters to Eron, and maybe that’s why Garrett’s so drawn to him.

Can Eron and Garrett find happiness amidst the still pervasive culture of propriety, honor, and expectation in the 1960s?
 


Available for pre-order now from JMS Books:

http://www.jms-books.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=29_94&products_id=1557


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Is it possible for two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?
 
My first novel, A Place to Call Their Own is available from
JMS Books LLC!

It is also available from Amazon!










Love is greater than hope or faith, but can Reverend Leander Norris convince a jury that the love he shares with another man is natural? 

My latest novel, Disappear With Me will be available from Amber Quill Press!




Saturday, September 19, 2015

A moving story of love, loss, and hardship - another 4.5 Star Review fo Disappear With Me!




World of Diversity Fiction posted their review of Disappear With Me! I couldn't be happier!

Check us out here:

http://wodfreview.com/?p=10666


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Is it possible for two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?
 
My first novel, A Place to Call Their Own is available from
JMS Books LLC!

It is also available from Amazon!










Love is greater than hope or faith, but can Reverend Leander Norris convince a jury that the love he shares with another man is natural? 

My latest novel, Disappear With Me will be available from Amber Quill Press!





Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Need Your Love





I am elated beyond measure to have signed a contact today with JMS Books! My third novel, I wrote the first draft of Need Your Love last summer about this time and worked on editing and polishing it since then.  This is my first romance that crosses the barrier from sweet stories into the full-on, explicit descriptions of man on man sex.  

Here's a little bit more about Need Your Love:

In June, 1966, ACLU attorney Eron Lassiter attends his uncle’s wedding, and makes an unsettling discovery. Though he’d bowed to family pressure and has a potential marriage planned, his long-ignored attraction to other men roars to life when Garrett Emerson, the bride’s nephew, captures his attention. 

After serving in the Korean War and going to college later than his peers, upwardly mobile Garrett is a loan officer at a local bank. For his girlfriend, fiancé in her mind, he can’t climb fast enough. But none of that matters to Eron, and maybe that’s why Garrett’s so drawn to him.

Can Eron and Garrett find happiness amidst the still pervasive culture of propriety, honor, and expectation in the 1960s?

Need Your Love is also the first novel that I wrote as a standalone title. I do not plan to write any sequels with these characters.


Check out my Pinterest board for some inspiring images. 

In the meantime, my first two novels are available:


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Is it possible for two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?
 
My first novel, A Place to Call Their Own is available from
JMS Books LLC!

It is also available from Amazon!










Love is greater than hope or faith, but can Reverend Leander Norris convince a jury that the love he shares with another man is natural? 

My latest novel, Disappear With Me will be available from Amber Quill Press!