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July 18, 2014

The Sweet Spot


This month’s Reader Appreciation Day, hosted by me, SJ Frost, and Jambrea Jo Jones at the Sweet Spot Yahoo Group, is this Saturday, July 19th.


Stop by the Yahoo Group to enter the giveaway, read excerpts, and chat with authors of M/M romances. The giveaway runs from 8 am – 8 pm Eastern Time.


Here are some of the books and other prizes available:


July Reader Appreciation Day Prizes


July Reader Appreciation Day Prizes


Here’s how to enter:



If you haven’t already, join the Yahoo Group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheSweetSpotMM/
On Saturday, July 19th watch the group page (or your email if you choose to receive emails from the group) for a message with instructions on how to enter. The subject of the post should read something like “RAD Giveaway: Reply for a chance to win”
Reply to that message anytime between 8am and 8pm Eastern Time indicating you’d like to enter the giveaway.

That’s it. You’ll be added to the drawing for a chance at a random prize.




Complete List of Prizes & Donating Authors


If a book or prize is listed more than once, the author has donated multiple copies and there will be more than one winner selected.



Erica Pike – ebook copy of THE WALLS HAVE EARS
Diana DeRicci – PDF copy of NOT QUITE BROKEN
Willa Okati – ebook copy of ONLY YOU
Sloan Parker – ebook copy of winner’s choice from backlist
Sloan Parker – $15 All Romance eBooks Gift Card
Jambrea Jo Jones – ebook copy of winner’s choice from backlist
Jambrea Jo Jones – ebook copy of winner’s choice from backlist
Jambrea Jo Jones – $15 gift card: winners choice
S.J. Frost – ebook copy of winner’s choice from backlist
S.J. Frost – ebook copy of winner’s choice from backlist

Hope you can join us at The Sweet Spot Reader Appreciation Day.


Authors of M/M romances, if you’re interested in joining us for our next RAD, we’d love to have you. Send me an email and I’ll add you to our author contact list.




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July 2, 2014

Dusty Road

Background photo: (c) Sandralise / www.fotosearch.com


“Fear less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more, talk less, say more, hate less, love more, and good things will be yours.” –Swedish Proverb




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Published on July 02, 2014 12:36 • 6 views

June 27, 2014

I’m thrilled to share that I’m putting the final touches on this book, and I’ve been posting some preview snippets over at Tumblr that you can check out. Also, I’ll be sharing a longer excerpt in my next newsletter. You can sign up for a copy here. (Be sure to click the link in the confirmation email.)


No release date yet, but it’s getting close to send in to my publisher so I’ll keep you posted when I know more.




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June 25, 2014


“Rick Mereki spent 44 days, traveling 38,000 miles, across 11 countries, just to film this one-minute video.” -Source: Mobiledia


What a fun concept. I can’t imagine all the work that went into this one minute of video.


If the embedded video doesn’t display, you can watch on YouTube




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Published on June 25, 2014 07:30 • 15 views

June 20, 2014

The Sweet Spot


This month’s Reader Appreciation Day, hosted by me, SJ Frost, and Jambrea Jo Jones at the Sweet Spot Yahoo Group, is this Saturday, June 21st.


Stop by the Yahoo Group to enter the giveaway, read excerpts, and chat with authors of M/M romances. The giveaway runs from 8 am – 8 pm EDT.


Here are some of the books and other prizes available:


Reader Appreciation Day Prizes Reader Appreciation Day Prizes Reader Appreciation Day Prizes Reader Appreciation Day PrizesAnd here are a couple of last-minute editions.


RAD Donations RAD Donations




Here’s how to enter:



If you haven’t already, join the Yahoo Group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheSweetSpotMM/
On Saturday, June 21st watch the group page (or your email if you choose to receive emails from the group) for a message with instructions on how to enter. The subject of the post should read something like “RAD Giveaway: Reply for a chance to win”
Reply to that message anytime between 8am and 8pm EDT indicating you’d like to enter the giveaway.

That’s it. You’ll be added to the drawing for a chance at a random prize.




Complete List of Prizes & Donating Authors


If a book is listed more than once, the author has donated multiple copies and there will be more than one winner selected.



Tempeste O’Riley – ebook copy of winner’s choice from backlist
Allison Cassatta – ebook copy of winner’s choice from backlist
Deanna Wadsworth – ebook copy of BEAR IT ALL
Deanna Wadsworth – ebook copy of BEAR IT ALL
Megan Slayer – PDF copy of TIED DESIRE
Chris Chambers – audiobook copy of BITTER BONDS by Lex Valentine (donated by the narrator)
Lex Valentine – ebook copy of PARTNERS, SHADOWS & KINK 1 by Lex Valentine & VJ Summers
Tara Lain – ebook copy of WOLF IN GUCCI LOAFERS
Alex Jones – ebook copy of DEATH BY WATER
Alex Jones – ebook copy of DEATH BY WATER
Alex Jones – ebook copy of SERPENT
Alex Jones – ebook copy of SERPENT
Evelise Archer – $5 Gift Card to Amazon and ebook copy of winner’s choice from backlist
Willa Okati – ebook copy of AND CALL ME IN THE EVENING
Willa Okati – ebook copy of FLIBBERTIGIBBET
Kenzie Cade – ebook copy of SON OF A FISH
Megan Linden – ebook copy of RUNNING OFF THE EDGE
Sloan Parker – $15 All Romance eBooks Gift Card and ebook copy of winner’s choice from backlist
Jambrea Jo Jones – ebook copy of winner’s choice from backlist
S.J. Frost – ebook copy of winner’s choice from backlist

Hope you can join us at The Sweet Spot Reader Appreciation Day.


Authors of M/M romances, if you’re interested in joining us for our next RAD, we’d love to have you. Send me an email and I’ll add you to our author contact list.




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Published on June 20, 2014 07:30 • 13 views

June 18, 2014

From a gay dad’s blog post response to Kathryn Skaggs, a grandmother and California pro-proposition 8 activist who thought the movie Frozen was targeting children with a “gay agenda.”


“Yes, Ms. Skaggs. The movie had a hidden message. It had a message of love, and hope. It had the desire to melt the closed heart and inspire it to let go, and love other people. It wants the target of its message to warm from within and to accept others as they are, and give them the freedom to live their best an...

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June 13, 2014

(c) javarman / www.fotosearch.com Stock Photography

(c) javarman / www.fotosearch.com Stock Photography


“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” ― Maya Angelou



“My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.”― Maya Angelou



“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forg...

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Published on June 13, 2014 06:45 • 11 views

June 11, 2014


41%…that is just awful. We can do better. We NEED to do better!


If you can’t view the embedded video, you can watch it on YouTube.




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Published on June 11, 2014 06:30 • 5 views

May 21, 2014

Breathe by Sloan Parker


I’m pleased to share that you can now read the epilogue for my best-selling book BREATHE via my website. You can also download a copy in PDF format.


I hope you enjoy visiting with Jay and Lincoln again.


Note: WHAT YOU DO TO ME (A Breathe Epilogue) was originally published by Loose Id,April 23, 2013.





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Published on May 21, 2014 11:35 • 22 views

May 16, 2014

The Sweet Spot


This month’s Reader Appreciation Day, hosted by me, SJ Frost, and Jambrea Jo Jonesat theSweet Spot Yahoo Group,is thisSaturday, May 17th.


Stop by to enter the giveaway, read excerpts, and chat with authors of M/M romances. The giveaway runs from 8 am – 8 pm EDT, and all you have to do to enter is reply to the message titled something like “RAD Giveaway: Reply for a chance to win.”


Here are some of the books and other prizes in the giveaway:


Reader Appreciation Day Giveaway Prizes Reader Appreciation Day Giveaway Prizes Reader Appreciation Day Giveaway Prizes


Here’s how to enter:



If you haven’t already, join the...
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Published on May 16, 2014 10:32 • 20 views