December 21st, 2011
New Release: Deepest Night

Today is Yule and tonight is the longest night of the year. In many ways, this was the inspiration for my new release, Deepest Night. The longest night heralds the coming of more sun, more warmth and eventually the coming of Spring. What happens when you think your life has gone dark in the worst ways – until someone brings back the warmth and love to it?

This story is also the prequel to my Bran’s Visions series. A celtic rock band that was on the pinnacle but is now beset by problems they may or may not be able to overcome.

My story is part of ManLoveRomance’s Holiday 2011 series of releases – there are great stories to be found every day of the holiday season!

Buy my story from MLR at: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=MADEEPKN

Blurb:

Photographer Jake Harrison is only trying to please the boss when he agrees to brave the holiday airport crush to pick up a visiting friend of the Bran’s Visions lead-singer, Colen Cassidy. Al turns out to be Alrek Heggryd, a noted mandolin player who retired from performing very suddenly several years ago amid rumors of catastrophic health issues. In addition to working as the benefit concert’s second photographer, Jake finds himself playing chauffer and guide to the sexy Norwegian until his efforts to keep a respectful distance fall to Alrek’s onslaught.

 

 

November 26th, 2011
MLR Holiday Daily Reads for 2011


ManLoveRomance Press has put together a huge party of holiday stories! Not just week’s worth, not even a month’s worth but 42 days worth of holiday shorts for you to enjoy! If you click on the calendar above, you’ll get a full-size image you can actually read.

And, just announced today, there is a bonus story released each Friday in December!  It’s a huge number of stories by a lot of great authors. Different stories, different December holidays – they ROCK!

You’ll see I even have a new release in here – on December 23rd (Yule!) my newest story Deepest Night will be released. I’ll tell you more about it tomorrow, though. :)

You can buy all these books on their release date at MLR Press’s website!

The schedule is:

Date Title Author
Nov 20 Christmasing With You William Neale
Nov 21 Holiday C.A.M.P. Victor J. Banis
Nov 22 An Early Snow Derek Adams
Nov 23 A Picture Perfect Holiday Z.A. Maxfield
Nov 24 ‘Tis the Season Vivien Dean
Nov 25 Good Will Shopping Mia Watts
Nov 26 Someone to Give Thanks For DH Starr
Nov 27 The Advent Calendar Christopher Koehler
Nov 28 Joy of the Season TA Chase
Nov 29 Snowy Nights Laura Baumbach
Nov 30 Christmas Wishes JP Bowie
Dec 1 Scarcity Holidays AKM Miles
Dec 2 Chance of Snow Brynn Paulin
Dec 2 Time Waits for No Man Kiernan Kelly
Dec 3 Holiday Matinee Elizabeth Lister
Dec 4 First Christmas Stevie Woods
Dec 5 Silent Nights William Maltese
Dec 6 Southern Winterland Taylor Donovan
Dec 7 Matches Rick R. Reed
Dec 8 All He Needed Simone Anderson
Dec 9 Christmas Memories Matthew Lang
Dec 9 Angels on Top NJ Nielson
Dec 10 A Summit City Christmas Ethan Day
Dec 11 Christmas Future Ally Blue
Dec 12 Cuddle Time Chicken Soup Cherie Noel
Dec 13 All the Souls on Earth Barry Brennessel
Dec 14 Winter Wonderland Riley Stone
Dec 15 Breath of Heaven Lex Valentine
Dec 16 Blue River Theo Fenraven
Dec 16 Together in Electric Dreams Geoff Knight
Dec 17 Together Diana DeRicci
Dec 18 The Good Shepherd Jardonn Smith
Dec 19 Personal Shopper Tere Michaels
Dec 20 What You Will Charlie Cochrane
Dec 21 Deepest Night Maura Anderson
Dec 22 Secret Santa Clare London
Dec 23 Every Time a Bell Rings Missy Welsh
Dec 23 The Gift of the Maggie Belinda McBride
Dec 24 Noche Buena Neil S. Plakcy
Dec 25 Beautiful Harmony S.J. Frost
Dec 26 Tofurkey and Yams Karenna Colcroft
Dec 27 Finally Home K-lee Klein
Dec 28 Christmas Gifts William Cooper
Dec 29 Lights Me Up James Buchanan
Dec 30 Where the Heart Is Kaje Harper
Dec 31 Drag and Drop Kimberly Gardner
October 8th, 2011
My Titles with Aspen Mountain Press

With a heavy heart, I have decided to remove the buy links for all my titles with Aspen Mountain Press from my website, along with their covers. There is a considerable amount of chaos and legal issues between AMP and it’s staff and authors and a lot of concern over future royalties and rights. Until those issues are settled, I’m considering these works to be “in limbo” and will decide on their fate when the current AMP chaos shakes out.

I am not willing to discuss the details but you can certainly Google the publisher and see the public posts of the various happenings.

This is very sad for me since AMP was my first fiction publisher and I’ve been with them since the beginning.

September 23rd, 2011
New Release: Impressed!

Today is (re) release day for a m/m steampunk short called Impressed. This story first appeared in the Riding the Rocket anthology from Sizzler Editions but ManloveRomance Press has released it as it’s own short story. I’ll add it to my book pages in the next day or two.

Title: Impressed
Author: Maura Anderson
Length: 10 Minute Short
Genre: M/M Steampunk

Buy it now at MLR Press!

Blurb:
Chief Warrant Officer Micajah Jamison’s focus on duty and career has only barely covered over his loneliness since his ex-lover, Captain Harland Norman, had decided they could not be together if Cage wouldn’t resign his American Airship Navy commission and take up a British commission instead. Now, for the first time in six years, Cage has a lay-by in the Port of Honolulu and decides to seek out company for the evening. Only his visit to the Persimmon, a very private men’s club, doesn’t end the way he’d hoped it would when he awakens in chains.

Excerpt:
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July 31st, 2011
Aspen Mountain Press Fifth Anniversary Blog Tour!

In honor of Aspen Mountain Press’ 5th anniversary, we are having a blog tour with a terrific prize at the end, a Kindle (Wi-Fi, Graphite, 6″ display with the new E-Ink Pearl technology) as our grand prize. I happen to own this same Kindle and I LOVE it. The rules for this blog tour are listed at the bottom of the post and there’s a link to the blog of the terrific Marie Roy, as well. She’s the next stop on this blog tour!

AMP has a special place in my heart because not only did they publish my first erotic romance (Del Fantasma: Texas Tea) but because I was there when the house was pretty much in its infancy. I learned a ton and still write and publish with AMP to this day, though my writing has suffered from various day job and auto accident issues.

Here’s a brief description of the books I have currently available at AMP. If you click the “read more” link, you can read an excerpt and see information on where you can buy that book.

Texas TeaDEL FANTASMA: TEXAS TEAM/F Story
Aspen Mountain Press
ISBN: 978-1-60168-052-50
Genre: Paranormal, Coyote
Sexuality: Male/Female
Series: Coyote Clans, Del Fantasma
Length: Novella
Read More…

Photographer Lara Saunders has a lifelong secret – she can see and hear ghosts. When she was rescued from a near drowning by the ghost of a lighthouse keeper, he set her on a mission to document historic lighthouses and the lives of their keepers so they were not forgotten. Now on her third book in the series, Lara has arrived in San Diego to document the Old Point Loma Lighthouse but hasn’t counted on becoming the target Cody Warren, the matchmaking owner of the Del Fantasma bar. Or falling in love with a handsome Park Ranger whose secret is even more strange than her own.


Tort & RetortTORT & RETORTM/F Story
Aspen Mountain Press
ISBN: 978-1-60168-087-7
Genre: Contemporary Erotic
Sexuality: Male/Female
Series: Plain Brown Wrapper
Read More…

Ambitious and driven patent law attorney, Gayle Osborne, has a secret. Her power suits and take-no-prisoners attitude hide a passionate nature whose only outlet is reading and reviewing erotic romance. If anyone finds out that she is “Miss Retort,” the snarky and opinionated blogger from the Hits & Misses review blog, she’ll lose everything—her reputation, her clients, her job and, worst of all, her gorgeous mentor and boss, Tyler Monroe.


Giving ThanksGIVING THANKSM/M Story
Aspen Mountain Press
ISBN: 978-1-60168-151-5
Genre: LGBT Contemporary
Sexuality: Male/Male
Series: None
Length: Novella
Read More…

It’s another Thanksgiving for lovers Derek and Troy. Another holiday to pretend they are merely platonic roommates in the chaos of Derek’s family celebration. When Derek snaps after one too many confrontations and admits he’s gay, his father disowns him on the spot. It’s going to be a quiet Thanksgiving…or is it?


Gift of the Holly King
GIFT OF THE HOLLY KINGM/F Story
Aspen Mountain Press
ISBN: 978-1-60168-165-2
Genre: Paranormal, Holiday
Sexuality: Male/Female
Series: Holiday Stories, Paranormal
Length: Novella
Read More…

Recovering from a near-fatal accident, wiccan priestess Kayleigh Brennan has taken a leave of absence from her job to focus on recovering her health and rediscovering herself. When she discovers an ancient holly tree in a clearing behind her rented bungalow, she catches the full attention of Ilex, the Holly King. As his reign ends for the year and an ice storm moves in, will they lose each other again to the cycles of the year and of life?


Bittersweet
BITTERSWEETM/M Story
Aspen Mountain Press
ISBN: 978-1-60168-234-5
Genre: Contemporary
Sexuality: Male/Male
Series: None
Length: Novella
Read More…

Erotic chocolatier Brandon makes all sorts of tempting and tasty creations that celebrate love and sex. Too bad he’s given up on finding love for himself after his last lover told him he wasn’t worthy of a real relationship just before he dumped him.

When David picks up an order of chocolates for his best friend’s wedding, he wonders if the muscular, tattooed Brandon will taste sweet or bittersweet… After David finds out that Brandon is gay, he needs to step up and let the sexy chocolatier know he’s interested, but can he screw up the courage to do it?


Tour Rules:
1) Tour Starts: Monday, August 1, 2011 at Midnight (EST)
Tour Ends: August 7, 2011 at Midnight (EST)

Final Celebration is August 7th from 6pm-11pm (EST) at the AMP Community Loop.

Grand Prize: a Kindle (Wi-Fi, Graphite, 6″ Display with New E-Ink Pearl Technology) is the Grand Prize. Drawing will take place and be announced on August 7, 2011 on the AMP Community Loop at 11pm (EST). Only comments posted before 10pm (EST) on August 7, 2011 are eligible to win the Kindle. Winner will be notified by email on August 8, 2011 if they are not present on the Loop for the announcement.

***Individual winners from author contests will be drawn and posted August 8, 2011 on their individual sites.***

2) Participation at every blog on the tour is not required but the more blogs a person comments on, the more chances they have to win. If a person comments on one blog, they are entered into the Grand Prize Drawing once. If they comment on ten different blogs, they will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing ten times. Only one comment per blog per person will be entered to win the Grand Prize.

3) The winner of the Grand Prize must be a resident of the United States with a US mailing address. Non-US winners will be eligible for $50 US in Aspen Mountain Press books from the AMP Website.

4) Prizes at individual author blogs are completely at the discretion of the individual authors and are not in association with Aspen Mountain Press and its prize system. To enter the contest on any given blog, you must follow their contest rules and objectives.

5) By commenting on any blog in the tour, the participant is agreeing to these rules and policies.

6) All prize winners will be chosen randomly by using Random Line Picker.


For the next stop on this blog tour, please visit the lovely and talented Marie Roy at her blog (http://www.newsletterofmarieroy.blogspot.com/).