Giveaway :)

To celebrate ACX finally getting Social Skills in the right category, (I think. Oh, ACX and their shenanigans!) I'm doing a giveaway. I'll select 2 winners who can choose from a copy of the audiobook from Audible, or 2 signed paperbacks (Silent and Social Skills, unless you really want Pura Vida :P) and a tote bag. :) *My first time using rafflecopter...hope I did it right! Nothing is 'required' except an email addy so I can contact winners, so if it tries to tell you otherwise, let me know. Thanks! a Read more [...]

Social Skills Audiobook Now Available! :D

Social Skills Audiobook Now Available! :D
It's here!! After all the false starts, I can finally, finally say that the Social Skills audiobook is now available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes. My first audiobook! \o/   My narrator (Andrew Eiden) did an amazing job, and really went above and beyond to make sure I was satisfied with every line of his reading. He's an actor and an experienced narrator, and as such normally would have been out of my price range to hire. Luckily for me he was interested in the title and agreed to Read more [...]

A Bit of News- interview, audiobook, and translation

A Bit of News- interview, audiobook, and translation
Haven't been here for a while-- the past year was not my favorite. But the upcoming one promises to be better! It'll be a full one, so I'll be trying to squeeze in writing when I can. My life has definitely taken some twists I never saw coming, but I'm happy to go with them, since one of those previous twists led me to being an author and to sharing my stories with wonderful readers. :)   On to the news: Last month I was interviewed by Sequential Tart as part of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks Read more [...]

The Last Bookstore

The Last Bookstore
This Sunday I decided to do something off the beaten path, so I packed up the husband for a trip to a place I’d only heard about in rumors—The Last Bookstore. A friend mentioned once that there was a magical store in LA where books became works of art and plenty of good reads could be had for just a dollar. After a bit of googling, I located the two-story independent bookstore. Turned out it was only nine miles away, in downtown LA (although nine miles is kind of far in LA’s space-time Read more [...]

Happy Holidays

Just wanted to wish everyone happy holidays, vacation days, or whatever you have in store for this time of year. :) I haven't been writing, or thinking about writing, for a bit as my furry best friend (black and white kitty) became very sick and had to have surgery. She's doing well now but it was a tough time for us. I'm going to take this holiday season as a little break and a chance to officially 'move in' to my house, which we've owned for two years now with nothing up on the walls and a room Read more [...]

Rainbow Awards and M/M Romance Group Member’s Choice Awards

Rainbow Awards and M/M Romance Group Member’s Choice Awards
I was surprisingly away from a computer when the Rainbow Awards were announced, and had other readers/authors break the news that Social Skills placed 5th in the Gay Young Adult category and 7th in the Debut Novel Category. :) Pretty awesome to be up there on the website with the list of winners. You can find a complete list here: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/#entry-3971911. In other news, Social Skills, Silent, and Pura Vida have been nominated in the Goodreads M/M Romance Read more [...]

Paperback Now Available and Giveaway Winners

Paperback Now Available and Giveaway Winners
Silent paperback is now available on Createspace and Amazon! :D Here's a $2 off coupon code for Createspace, good for the next two weeks: S2XQ6E63 Giveaway Winners My apologies on being a day late on the announcement-- had some car and cat troubles. I used a random number generator to select the winners out of the 47 entries. Winner 1: Peaches Winner 2: JohnRay      I really loved reading the comments you guys shared on all the posts. If I had infinite resources, I'd Read more [...]

Scenes from Silent pt. 6 (+giveaway)- Final Post

Part 1: Watts, Los Angeles Part 2: Mid City, Los Angeles Part 3: Bel Air and West Los Angeles Part 4: Huntington Park, Los Angeles  Part 5: Venice Beach Scenes from Silent Santa Monica Beach   Last stop, at least for my photos. Santa Monica is only a few miles north of Venice--they share a border--but the feel is slightly more upscale. The Promenade is a pedestrian mall lined with the latest fashionable department stores, fancy boutiques, and mix of fast food and fine Read more [...]

Scenes from Silent pt.5 (+giveaway)

Part 1: Watts, Los Angeles Part 2: Mid City, Los Angeles Part 3: Bel Air and West Los Angeles Part 4: Huntington Park, Los Angeles    Scenes from Silent Venice Beach   And now we’ve gone west again. Venice Beach is the people-watching capital of Southern California. You’ll see everything here—tourists from all over the world, locals from every part of LA (which by now you know is pretty diverse), artists, musicians, body builders, break dancers…you name it, Read more [...]

Scenes from Silent pt. 4 (+giveaway)

Part 1: Watts, Los Angeles Part 2: Mid City, Los Angeles Part 3: Bel Air and West Los Angeles   Scenes from Silent Huntington Park, Los Angeles   The previous two stops were progressively north and west, but this time we’re dipping southeast again. Huntington Park is similar to Watts in that it’s considered inner city and a low-income area. The population here is less mixed than in Watts, though, with around 97% of the residents identifying as Latino or Hispanic. Read more [...]