Sunday, September 14, 2014

A Snog for Sommer!

Lots of y’all know Sommer Mardsen — she’s going through some truly hard things and she deserves all the love and support we can get her! The idea here is to share a kiss from a book and then y’all head over to the site and find another hot kiss to read! 

http://smutforgood.co.uk/a-snog-for-sommer/

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If you have it in you, please donate to the fund for her. There’s a paypal button right on the page above. 

I’m sharing Audie and Dixon’s first kiss from my newly contracted novel, Ever the Same.  I’m giving away a box of swag/books from Author After Dark to a commenter.  Love you, Sommer, honey, and I’m praying for you, every day.

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He was fascinated. Audie’s face was clean shaven, nose long, straight. He traced the man’s eyebrows, surprised to find little eyeglasses. Oh God, that had to be adorable. A cowboy in spectacles. 

“Oh, man. I…You look like you’re happy to see me. I’ve never had a man look at me like that.”

“No?” That was a shame. Audie deserved good moments. “Well, I think you’re hot as hell.”

“You can tell. Can I kiss you?”

“I think that would rock.”

Audie made a happy noise and touched his face again, fingers sliding behind his ear and into his hair to pull him close.It was brand new, to have to wait, to let someone else initiate, because he wasn’t sure where the kiss was coming from.

Audie’s breath on his lips told him which way to tilt his head, and he took this kiss full on the mouth, the brush of lips together, making him shiver. He moaned, the sound vibrating in his throat.

“Mmm.” Audie made this long, low noise, pure pleasure. The kiss went deeper, not fierce, just a slow, thorough tasting and he traced Audie’s teeth, finding one that was the barest bit crooked.

Audie chuckled and Dixon pulled back a few inches. “What happened?”

“Got kicked by a calf.”

“Ouch. Is there a scar?” 

Monday, September 8, 2014

What I'm Working on this Week

Honestly, I’m just freaking out about this whole house-buying debacle, so my word count is TRICKLING.

 

m/m paranormal universe set in Colorado 

YA novel (f/f) — 12K in, does anyone actually buy YA Horror?

Musician. Bodyguard. Stalker. 

Articles of Release, next in the Terms of Release universe.

 

On hold/in outline:

Coke/Dillon & Andy/Jason novel

Roughstock Brazilians

 

In edits/rewrites:

Ace/Kitty in rewrites.

Mr. Unlucky in rewrites.

 

At beta:

nothing

 

At proofing:

nothing

 

Subbed:

Stealing Bases to Harmony Ink

 

Next week's plan?

Stop freaking out. 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

What I'm Working On This Week

m/m paranormal universe set in Colorado — turning the corner on this one

YA novel (f/f) — *grins* So, I’ve discovered that 8K is my word count point of despair

Musician. Bodyguard. Stalker. Uh-huh.

Articles of Release, next in the Terms of Release universe.

 

On hold/in outline:

Coke/Dillon & Andy/Jason novel

Roughstock Brazilians

 

In edits/rewrites:

Ace/Kitty in rewrites.

Mr. Unlucky in rewrites.

 

At beta:

nothing

 

At proofing:

nothing

 

Subbed:

Ever the Same to DSP

Stealing Bases to Harmony Ink

 

Next week's plan?

Finish Colorado book, start blind vampire story

 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014

*leans and grins*

So, I’m sure y’all have heard that I’m trying to buy a house, and OMG THE STRESS. There’s roof stuff and termite stuff and closing stuff and...

Yeah. 

Whoa.

Also, stress and scariness and I just want to be excited and I can’t be.

Still, we’ve decided we’re staying here. We’re joining a church, we’re joining the NM Women’s Chorus. We have a chiropractor and a diner and Miss Val at the Smith’s who calls us "my ladies". We have the dog park and Miss H who has broken her back twice and does yoga while we chat. We have wine dates with A. We have roadrunners and coyotes and jackrabbits and falcons and bunnies on the escarpment and the Man with the Hat, who says good morning every day now (it only took him 8 months to decide we weren’t going to give up on him). 

We have the mountains — which, oh, y’all. I can’t tell you how happy they make me. Every morning I wake up and look outside my front door and there they are. The new house? Has a sun room (which will become the writing room and the art studio) that looks out onto the mountains from the back yard. :D 

We have roses that bloom for months and days in August that are only 80 degrees for the high and the O-o-O accent. 

Oh, and I haven’t told y’all about Levi the contractor-biker yet and his California surfer boy. Oh. Too fun!

Every so often I miss Texas so bad I can’t bear it. I miss the voices and the food and, God, I miss my daddy like a lost limb and my tattoo artist and chiccarones. 

WTH. They don’t have those here. O.o

It passes though, and I know that my wife (STILL MAKES ME GIDDY TO SAY THAT) is home here and I love it here and we’ve made our home here, so it’s all good.

Really good.

Much love, y’all.

BA

Friday, August 22, 2014

What I'm Working On This Week

m/m paranormal universe set in Colorado — turning the corner on this one

YA novel (f/f) — *grins* PARANORMAL FUN

Musician. Bodyguard. Stalker. Uh-huh.

Roughstock Brazilians!

 

On hold/in outline:

Coke/Dillon & Andy/Jason novel

 

In edits/rewrites:

Ace/Kitty in rewrites.

Mr. Unlucky in rewrites.

 

At beta:

Stealing Bases

 

At proofing:

Say Something

 

Subbed:

Ever the Same to DSP

 

Next week's plan?

Finish Colorado book, start blind vampire story