Monday, August 31, 2015

#Mondayblogs: #Audible #Audiobook #Giveaway

At long last! Dying for Her is now available on Audible. I think Hollie Jackson did an amazing job with Brinkley's voice and you're really going to love how she brought his story to life.

For those of you who are already members with extra credits, snag your copy here. For those of you who are interested but are shy about spending $17.50--here's a tip. If you download the ebook first (for $2.99) then Amazon offers you the audible audiobook for $1.99--so you get a $17.50 audiobook for $4.98. That's a good deal!

Even better, maybe you'll snag a FREE copy straight from me. :) As with all releases, I'm doing a giveway. Interact with the rafflecopter below for your chance to win 1 of  5 free audiobooks. 

Also, if you missed it, book 4 of this series, Dying Light, is now available for a special preorder price of ) $0.99. It's available on Amazon, iBooks, Barnes and Noble, and more.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Dying Light: A Jesse Sullivan Novel #coverreveal #amreading

Here she is folks--ain't she pretty? I'm in love with the fourth cover in my series. I think it might be our best one yet! It's thanks to John K. Addis, author and designer extraordinaire at Adventures in New Media.

This book is set to be released November 2nd, 2015. If you want to preorder now, you certainly can on Amazon and Smashwords. I'm sure it will filter out to Barnes and Nobel, Apple and all other channels within a couple of days.

The preorder price is $0.99, which will run until it's release. At that time, I'll raise the price to the standard $2.99. This is basically a deal for all the fans who've been waiting so patiently for this book.

I hope you love it as much as the first 3!

#Read a #Poem Friday #amreading

Dear Gaybashers

The night we got bashed we told Rusty how
they drove up, yelled QUEER, threw a hot dog, sped off.

Rusty: Now, is that gaybashing? Or
are they just calling you queer? Good point.

Josey pitied the fools: who buys a perfectly good pack of wieners
and drives around San Francisco chucking them at gays?

And who speeds off? Missing the point, the pleasure of the bash?
Dear bashers, you should have seen the hot dog hit my neck,

the scarf Josey sewed from antique silk kimonos: so gay. You
missed laughing at us, us confused, your raw hot dog on the ground.

Josey and Rusty and Bob make fun of the gaybashers, and I
wash my scarf in the sink. I use Woolite. We worry

about insurance, interest rates. Not hot dogs thrown from F-150s,
homophobic freaks. After the bashing, we used the ATM

in the sex shop next to Annie's Social Club, smiled at the kind
owner, his handlebar mustache. Astrud Gilberto sang tall and tan

and young and lovely, the girl from Ipanema... and the dildos
gleamed from the walls, a hundred cheerful colors. In San Francisco

it rains hot dogs, pity-the-fool. Ass-sized penguins, cock after cock in
azure acrylic, butterscotch glass, anyone's flesh-tone, chrome.

Learn more about this amazing poet here.

Friday, August 21, 2015

#Read a #Poem #Friday #amreading

Complete Destruction

It was an icy day.
We buried the cat,
then took her box
and set fire to it
in the back yard.
Those fleas that escaped
earth and fire
died by the cold.

Learn more about this poet here.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Friday, August 14, 2015

#Read a #poem #Friday #amreading

One Girl

Like the sweet apple which reddens upon the topmost bough,
Atop on the topmost twig, — which the pluckers forgot, somehow, —
Forget it not, nay; but got it not, for none could get it till now.

Like the wild hyacinth flower which on the hills is found,
Which the passing feet of the shepherds for ever tear and wound,
Until the purple blossom is trodden in the ground.

Learn more about this amazing poet here.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Happy Release Day @AmyGregory548! @TwinOpinions #giveaway

Happy Release Day, Amy!

Ryan At Last is now for sale. You should snag your copy, join us for the super fun facebook party, and enter the giveaway below!

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Doing All The Things

Apart from the lovely poems I've been posting, I know I haven't posted much in the way of content lately. I must admit that in the insanity of:

-finding a house in just 10 days
-closing on a house
-painting/preparing new house
-moving all the stuff
-wrapping up production on the audiobook of Dying for Her
-Preparing publication of Dying Light, the fourth book in the Jesse sullivan series
-the fall semester is starting, which is always crazy for a teacher/student like myself
-reading/reviewing books for several writer friends

I'm a little busy over here! But I am not complaining. I like staying busy and to be honest, if I was offered one more class to teach I'd say "I'll take it."

So I'm reaching out to ask you guys what your best organizational strategies are? How do you manage your time and make the most of your days when demand is high?

Just looking for tips! :)


Saturday, August 8, 2015

Happy Birthday to Me! #free #books #coupon

August 9 is my birthday! 

And because I am at a place in my life where I feel incredibly grateful, I want to give all of my amazing supporters a gift. I know that traditionally YOU should be giving ME presents, but just this once, I'll let it slide.

For Saturday and Sunday, you can get a copy of all three Jesse Sullivan Novels for FREE.

Promotional price: $0.00
Coupon Code: GF98W
Expires: August 10, 2015

You can use this coupon for yourself, your friends, or gift it. I don't care. Just go to

to select the book and redeem your code. You can download the .mobi (if you have a kindle) or the .epub (Nook, etc)--whatever you're into.

Who loves you? ;)


Friday, August 7, 2015

Read a #poem #Friday #amreading

homage to my hips

these hips are big hips
they need space to
move around in.
they don't fit into little
petty places. these hips
are free hips.
they don't like to be held back.
these hips have never been enslaved,   
they go where they want to go
they do what they want to do.
these hips are mighty hips.
these hips are magic hips.
i have known them
to put a spell on a man and
spin him like a top!

my dream about being white

hey music and
only white,
hair a flutter of
fall leaves
circling my perfect   
line of a nose,
no lips,
no behind, hey
white me
and i’m wearing
white history
but there’s no future   
in those clothes
so i take them off and   
wake up

Learn more about this amazing woman and poet here.