Do you like Audiobooks? Two of my best selling novels are now in audio format. Both were winners at previous Rainbow Awards. In honor of the historic ruling on marriage equality, I'm running a giveaway for one week. Leave a short comment to be entered and mention which book you would prefer. Two winners will be announced next Monday.
When Sloan Driscoll and Cole Fujiwara become reluctant roommates, neither man is willing to share too much. Sloan is instantly attracted to Cole but knows it's a hopeless cause; Cole has a steady girlfriend. But one night they share a joint, and Cole opens a window neither anticipated.
A relationship may be impossible—both men are living with heart-breaking secrets. While Sloan is smart, sassy, and a brilliant graphic artist, he’s also a pothead with severe body image problems. Cole, a former major league pitcher, has his own personal crisis: he's going blind. Sloan and Cole are suffering on so many levels, they might not realize that the ultimate salvation could be within each other’s arms.
Preston Fawkes is ten the first time he meets fifteen-year-old Konrad Schnell at the San Antonio Polo Club. Captivated by the mystique surrounding the sport of kings, Pres vows to learn the game at the hands of his newly acquired friend and mentor. The hero worship soon grows into something deeper, but the friends are separated when Preston goes off to boarding school in England.
The relationship that follows is riddled with challenges?their age gap, physical distance, and parental pressure taking precedence over feelings yet to be explored. Although their bond goes deep, they deal with the reality of their situation differently: Preston is open and fearless while Konrad is reticent and all too aware of the social implications of making a public stand.
Their paths intersect and twine, binding them as tightly as a cowboy’s lasso, but fate may alter their plans. How will love overcome the divots in the turf as they gallop toward the future—one where obstacles no longer stand in their way?
Monday, June 29, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
Title: Dragon and Crow - Deluxe 2 Volume Set
Series: Dojo Boys
Author: Alex A. Akira
Publisher: Triple A Press
Cover Artist: Alex A. Akira
Length: Volume 1 – 275 Pages; Volume 2 – 390 Pages
Release Date: 25th May, 2015
Blurb: Twenty-three-year-old, Native American, Michael Black’s well-ordered life is disrupted one evening when he is ambushed at the dojo he frequents by a mysterious Japanese youth who goes by the name of Kiyoshi.
Soon circumstances have the gorgeous teen staying with Michael at his apartment. The gifted nineteen-year-old is an intriguing mix of angst, innocence and crafty intelligence, but Michael is honor bound by a promise to his sensei to keep his distance. Michael tries to keep his desire in check, but what can he do if the exquisite teen keeps kissing him?
Volume two finds Michael in deep water when, in trying to help Kiyoshi, he is persuaded by his sensei to participate in a joint government undercover operation to bring down a Yakuza lord.Before long Michael is immersed in beautiful men, martial arts and espionage all to gain the trust and love of Kiyoshi. Secrets, lies, sex and action combine in this racy, romantic, adventure of two men, Michael Black and his sensei, Ichiro Kimura, navigating a dangerous path for true love.
Three Winners get $25 Amazon Gift Card each.
Seven Runners-up get a free e-copy of the prequel to this series – DOJO BOYS: The First Misunderstanding.
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Sunday, June 21, 2015
Hi everyone! I just got home from my visit to the family in San Sebastian, Spain (Basque Country) where I spent 8 wonderful days catching up with relatives on my mother's side before getting on a cruise ship in Amsterdam which took us along the coastline of the UK, Belgium, and France. I thought I'd share a few pics for those of you who are interested.
We made the decision to explore more of the Basque region while we were there in lieu of sitting around my cousins kitchen table and eating 24/7. The woman can cook, and her favorite pastime is feeding us! Let's just say I have a hard time resisting the familiar dishes she whipped up with hardly any effort so we tried to offset the caloric intake with a lot of walking during the day.
One of the cities we visited was Pamplona, the town Hemingway made famous in his novel The Sun Also Rises. This is where the bulls make that wild run to the arena through incredibly narrow streets while people from all over the world try and stay out of the way of their deadly horns and hooves. This usually happens the first week of July during the festival of San Fermin. Since we were there in June all I can show are photos of the narrow streets and me faking it with stuffed bulls in a gift shop.
|You have to pay a couple of Euros to get a photo op with the bulls.|
|One of the streets on the route to the arena. See the balcony's on the houses? The owners sell a viewing spot for tons of money on bull running days for the crazy tourists willing to pay.|
|One of the many altars inside the church.|
|Stained glass window depicting the fallen Ignatius during the battle|
of Pamplona before he decided to become
a spiritual leader.
|A view from the fourth floor window of Ignacio's home.|
|One of the beaches on the way. We stopped for ice cream.|
|One of the canals in Holland|
|Portsmouth England-first stop in the UK.|
|This is the area where Ryan's Daughter was filmed. Magnificent scenery.|
the majestic landscape.
|Chateau Du Breuil in Cheverny France where Calvados wine is distilled.|
|The original chateau built in the 15th century.|
|This is where they store the wine caskets. It used to be the stables.|
|Honfleur-we visited this quaint town after the Calvados wine tasting.|
|The harbor in Honfleur|
|Brugge is a gorgeous city.|
|More of Brugge.|
|Chocolates anyone? It was mind boggling.|
|Our stop in Brugge was the best part of the tour. Unfortunately we were only there 1 day.|
|The horse drawn carriage added so much charm to the area.|
|Some beautiful lace.|