Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Post Leipzig

This was the beautiful backdrop behind our stall

Pouty Faith
Hello there, I'm back at home after my weekend at Leipzig Buchmesse with Dreamspinner.

It was an exciting weekend and although I'm glad to back on my own sofa, it's an experience I will never forget. As you can imagine Faith was not happy to see me go. She only has to see the case to get all pouty.

Civilised afternoon tea
I find travelling very stressful. Not the flying. It's dealing with the airports either side. I treated myself to the Escape lounge at Stansted Airport which was a good move. A glass of wine and some food. I was a happy Sue.

Winter Wonderland
I arrived in a Winter Wonderland which was incredibly beautiful but so, so cold. Fortunately I'd prepared for it, but it did have an effect on the Book Fair as the train station was closed. Mind you, how many more people they could have fitted in, I don't know. Saturday was heaving! They were having to filter people in phases.

I loved the fact we were in the Manga hall. We definitely had the best hall to be in. It was epic, especially with all the cos-playing. I donated my Dalek winged broach to a little girl, when I saw she was checking it out. She was wearing a Dalek costume and looked awesome. Unfortunately the language barrier stopped me talking to her. And that is something I have to rectify for next year.

The amazing DSP crew
 It's been great fun meeting up with Elizabeth North and Andrew Grey again, and meeting Xenia Melzer, Star Noble and Feliz Faber, plus the German DSP coordinators, Petra and Corina. You all worked so hard. Also thank you to Julia and the staff/authors of Cursed Verlag who produce Dreamspinner's foreign rights translations.

Me and Elizabeth North

Elizabeth is a total story muse. Thanks to her I ended up writing a short story on my Patreon because we saw two guys walking hand-in-hand wearing My Little Pony onesies. And there was a guy with the most amazingly decorated jeans in front of us. I really really want to write his story.

Is this Andrew's biggest fan?
The readers were lovely, and many of them were dressed up too. I have to say, the lady who brought all Andrew Grey's books to sign gets a special mention. It took him a long time to get through all those.

Fortunately both flights were a breeze, and I even managed to get through the passport gate thanks to RJ Jones' help when she was here a couple of weeks ago. I cannot tell you how much that was stressing me out. I arrived home to a glass of wine and a bacon sandwich from my lovely daughter. Epic!

Thank you for inviting me, Dreamspinner. Hopefully see you again soon, Leipzig.

Friday, 16 March 2018

1 Day to Go: Teaser for Alpha Trucker

Tomorrow on my Patreon, I'm releasing a teaser, the first unedited chapter of Alpha Trucker to wet your appetite for the forthcoming book.

It's open to all Patrons from $1/month upwards.

If you haven't read the others in the series they can be found here.

David - Beginnings by B.J. Smyth


Book Title: David – Beginnings 

Author: B.J. Smyth

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: Benjamin Smith

Genre/s: Contemporary Gay Erotic Romance

Length: 31 024 words/110 pages

When opposites attract things get hot in this MM Erotic Romance series.

Read the first four stories about David and Bradley from the first night they meet to their first Christmas together.

David is sweet and loveable, but he doesn’t have much luck when it comes to meeting guys. All his recent hookups have ended up as one-night stands.
Bradley is a fit, wealthy guy who is dominant in the bedroom. Bradley knows what he wants, when he wants it and how to get it.
David is in for one hell of a ride tonight with a hot session in Bradley’s basement room.

DAVID – Raw Heat
The next weekend continues the story of David's hot MM adventures with Bradley as they learn more about each other in Bradley's basement room.
Then we catch up with them six months later, David and Bradley have met several times now and things between them are slowly developing as they get closer.

DAVID – Business Trip
Bradley invites David on a trip to a business awards ceremony in New York. This is the first time David experiences Bradley's work world and he is in for a very enjoyable ride as he enjoys Bradley’s wealthy lifestyle.
Hot MM moments in their hotel suite in-between meeting work colleagues at the ceremony bring them ever closer.

DAVID – Secret Santa
Bradley invites David to his house for the Christmas celebrations where David meets Bradley’s family for the first time. Another snapshot of their lives as things between them become more serious.
Love grows when opposites attract.


Buy Links - Available on KU

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Josh Cooper's London

Josh Cooper's London

Over on my Patreon, I'm taking suggestions for places to visit in a short video, visiting places in London that I used in the two Angel Enterprises books, and the one due out this year. If you have suggestions please leave them on the Patreon post.

Pride of Love by Kevin Dwyer


Book Title: Pride of Love

Author: Kevin Dwyer 

Publisher: Alibris

Release Date: June 3, 2014

Fiction or Non Fiction: Fiction

Genre/s: Contemporary, Literature & Fiction, Coming of Age

Length: 143 Pages


Twenty-five-year-old Jesse Coleman endures a heinous act on him. After the case is dropped, his mother, Claire, accedes to his request to move. Leaving behind his old life, he is left with a disturbing scar on his back. Hopelessness comes in on him and he takes off the bracelet that he has worn his whole life, which means something to him. Looking for a new beginning, Jesse who dresses differently meets Jaden who dresses like an outcast and the two fall in love with each other. With love from their mothers and good friend Liz, they try to bury their pasts behind.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Why I Set Up A Patreon

I recently set up a Patreon, got the flu and I've spent the last few weeks catching up. No advertising of said Patreon. So here I am now and OMG, the timing sucks, I know it does. I'm on the heels of a genre scandal including money and fraud, but I'm going to do this anyway because I am Not. That. Person.

Why did I set one up? Because the job/royalties don't stretch far enough to allow me to create as much content as I want to. Frankly, all my money goes to keeping the roof over our heads.

Enough of that. I have plans. Big plans, and anyone that would be willing to help gets to be part of the journey. Any money from Patrons gets invested in the writing including more books, audiobooks and translations, not into my personal life. I am accountable to you.

I was planning to make a long post about this but really that's it. I'm over here if you would like to know more.


I'd like to say thank you to my patrons. I'm now halfway to my first goal. You're amazing.

Monday, 12 March 2018

Giveaway: Infinity Series Tour by C.J. Lynne


Get to know the secretive men of Infinity nightclub as they find love in the most unexpected places. True love has no beginning or ending…it simply is.

They are standalone stories, but characters from previous books make appearances in successive books.

Book Title: Worth the Risk, Infinity #1

Author: C.J. Lynne

Publisher: Self-published

Cover Artist: C. J. Lynne

Genre/s: LGBTQ, Romance, Erotic

Length: 154,000 words/362 print pages


Love doesn’t exist…

Or so Tyler Johnson thinks.  He’s never had much, if any, of it thrown his way.  A chance meeting with the enigmatic Jaxon Markham causes Ty to—if still not believe in love—at least know without a doubt that lust is alive and well.  Ty’s not looking for forever, but what’s the harm in spending a few days, and scorching nights, with Jax—as long as Jax plays by his rules and keeps things casual and uncomplicated?

Jax knows his luck has finally changed for the better when he lays eyes on Tyler.  The man is gorgeous, and stirs feelings in Jax he’d never thought he would experience. The more time Jax spends with Ty, the more certain he is that Ty’s his soulmate.  Now all that remains is convincing the stubborn Tyler of that elating fact. Jax is more than up for the task, because he’s nothing if not persistent—a fact the elusive Tyler is soon made aware of.

Jax quickly, and much too easily, demolishes all of Ty’s protective walls and Ty reluctantly begins to think that maybe, just maybe that intangible emotion called love is alive and well after all, and perhaps finally within his grasp.  However, when his ugly past returns to haunt him, making him doubt all the good he’s experienced with and because of Jax, Ty’s positive outlook crumbles, giving way to doubt, fear and despair making him wonder if he can truly be the man Jax needs and deserves—or will past and present demons destroy Ty’s one chance at true happiness?