A new book and giveaway for Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone, and if  you are participating in the Valentine Author Blog Hop and this is your first time visiting with me, welcome!

I am thrilled today to finally be releasing the anthology Falling Hardfeaturing nine of my best short MM romances in one book. It’s 234 pages of sweet and often steamy fun.  Because most of the pieces were previously published as stand-alone ebooks by Torquere Press, I’m offering a special introductory price so that readers who have already bought one or two of the stories individually will still end up with a good deal. With that in mind, I have priced it at half off, or just $2.99 (US currency), through the end of the blog tour—the same price that some of these stories were being offered for individually under Torquere!

Here are just a few of the stories in Falling Hard:

  • Loggerhead — Soon after they fall in love, Jake makes Eric a promise inspired by an old track uniform. But demanding work schedules at Jake’s four-star restaurant and Eric’s newspaper keep them from following through. Six years later, they take the honeymoon they never had, heading to the Florida coast in search of sea turtles—and rekindling their passion for each other in the process.
  • Reading the Signs — The only thing twenty-three-year-old Theo De Jong expects when he enrolls in a summer school for linguists in New Mexico is to get more ideas for his master’s thesis in Dutch Sign Language. But then he meets the American sign language expert Alfonso Grossman, and sparks fly.
  • Ghost of a Chance — When shy Jeremy Anderson meets mysterious and dapper Frank at his spooky old university library, their connection is instant. Their romance waxes with the full moon—but just as quickly, Frank’s interest seems to wane. He insists that he loves spending time with Jeremy, but then why does he keep Jeremy at arm’s length?
  • Born of Fire — The fairies on Ireland’s north coast are notorious for kidnapping, and Aodhán of County Donegal has the scars to prove it. When the fairies abduct the handsome youth Cainnech, Aodhán seeks to free him—but risks losing his health and Cainnech in the process.

To celebrate the release of Falling Hard, I’m running a giveaway for one of my short romances that is not in the anthology: Love Unmasked,  a lighthearted romance about Aaron Loreto, a gay man who’s been unlucky in love because he occasionally turns into a raccoon. For some reason, his ex-boyfriend didn’t like the way he’d spend all night digging through the trash. But somewhere out there is a guy who’s more understanding, and Aaron might just have found him at his favorite coffeeshop.

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Falling Hard is currently available worldwide through the secure downloading platform PayHip, and should start rolling out at your favorite online booksellers later today. You can read a preview and find the most current buy links at by Falling Hard book page.


You can also enter the Rafflecopter at these other blogs (I’m updating the list as the blog posts go up):


Please visit the other authors who are taking part in the Valentine Author Blog Hop. There are a wonderful variety of free reads, fun, and pansexual pairings for romance readers of all stripes! Links are below!

1.Nicki J Markus / Asta Idonea ( Giveaway)2.Louise Lyons
3.Anne Barwell4.Kelly Jensen
5.DM Roberto6.Nikka Michaels
7.Cauldron of Eternal Inspiration8.Drawing Love by Tully Vincent
9.A. E. Wasp – new Veterans Affairs steamy short10.Hermit & Star Books
11.Antonia Aquilante12.Layla Dorine
13.T. Strange14.Private Passions – Red Deer After Dark
15.Cover Reveal & Contest for Champagne Kisses16.A New Book and Giveaway for Valentine’s Day

8 thoughts on “A new book and giveaway for Valentine’s Day!

  1. My idea of a great romantic gesture is a surprise trip to Paris, the city of love.
    I have put Falling Hard on my TBR list. If only for the story Reading the Signs. I am from the Netherlands and have a deaf friend in my craft club. I am learning Dutch Sign Language now. It is hard to do.

    • Paris is lovely, especially the pan au chocolat. That would be the perfect Valentine’s breakfast for me!

      I lived in the Netherlands when I was little and sometimes on news or TV talk shows there would be an NGT interpreter, which was always fun to watch. Nowadays with open captioning so readily available, I imagine that is not done anymore. But I have the Leren Gebaren Android app on my phone to bring back the memories 😉

      Good luck with your signing! I agree, learning a language is always a challenge, but practice makes it easier. (And I need to start practicing my Dutch again since I have forgotten so much of it.)

  2. For Valentine’s Day my husband put in a new stainless steel sink in the kitchen. It wasn’t the sink that made it romantic, it’s the fact that he listens to me and acts on it even if I only mention something in passing.

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