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New Book Release! Runaway Rock Star

I’m extremely late in making a post about my new book. Have had a lot of life stuff going on lately, but thankfully things are calming down a bit.

RunawayRockStarFS_v1Anyway, my latest book, Runaway Rock Star, came out last week (May 10), and it is a part of the States of Love series from Dreamspinner Press. A little background on the series for those who may not know what it is, the States of Love series is a series with one book about each state in the United States, all written by different authors.

My book is based in Ohio. Now I know a lot of people hear “Ohio” and think “boring” or “what the heck’s in Ohio?” And I admit at first I was like, um…what could I write about Ohio?

See, I have lived in Ohio all my life. Specifically, north central Ohio. So I am well acquainted with my state and what it looks and feels like. And so I was definitely like, gee, what’s exciting in Ohio? I think when you live in a place for so long you take it for granted and you often tend to focus on the negative after a while. All the things your city or state doesn’t have. “The grass is always greener” somewhere else.

In the short process (because the story came to me pretty quickly) of trying to decide what I could write about, I realized there are actually a lot of cool things about my state.

I think our most fun advantage is our size. In less than a day’s drive, you can drive from the northern most point to the southern most point. Or from the eastern border to the western border. Now, I know there are other states that can probably claim the same thing. But what we have within our borders makes us pretty unique I think, because we have a little bit of everything. We have cities and museums and theaters and any kind of big city culture you could want. Drive just a half-hour from any of our cities and you can experience small towns and farms and rural life. We have beautiful state parks to hike in the summer and fall, and snow mountain trails to ski in the winter. And all within a short drive of wherever you may live in the state. I actually wish I could have included more places in the story but the timeline of their trip limited my options.

And so my idea of basing the story around a road trip was born. In one extended Labor Day weekend, from a Thursday through Sunday, my two characters, Lucas Black and Brandon Harris make their way from Cleveland to Cincinnati–with some interesting detours along the way.

I did a blog tour that still has a few stops on it this upcoming week. I’m doing a giveaway of a $20 GC to the ebook retailer of the winner’s choice along with some Ohio-related items in a prize pack. Check out the blog links below to enter and also to read more about Ohio and the book:

Buy links:

Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo

 

Blog tour links:

May 10 My Fiction NookRunawayRockStar_Blog TourGraphic

May 11 Love Bytes Reviews

May 12 Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

May 15 Open Skye Book Reviews

May 17 The Novel Approach

May 18 Boy Meets Boy Reviews

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Here I Go…

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*clears throat *

 

Welcome to my blog! And my first blog post. Not sure how good I’ll be at this, I’m not a naturally chatty person.

My first-ever published novella is coming out soon, it is called Heaven, with MLR Press. Got the cover and the release date recently, so thing are getting finalized and it comes out soon—June 7! Super excited! I’ll unveil more about it in an another post.

I finished my story for the M/M Goodreads Group’s Love Has No Boundaries summer  event. Warning upfront: it’s very angsty, lots of sad stuff happening, but I did enjoy writing it and I hope the prompter, Lynn, likes it. I’ll make another entry about it too., including some pics and songs that inspired me.

I wrote both stories back to back in a short amount of time, and I’m so glad they’re both completed and done. I’m going to ease back a bit on the writing now, at least for the summer, get some other things done, catch up on my reading. I will still write this summer, just not with any pressure demands.  They don’t call them the lazy days of summer for nothing, after all. 🙂

Please stay tuned though. I will be posting some interesting and fun stuff leading up to my story releases.

 

Photo credit: M. Keefe   http://www.flickr.com/photos/mkeefe/