In the three hours since I’ve woken up….

So far this morning I’ve put gas in my sister’s car (Firebird still undergoing rennovations), had the car die on me in front of the gas pump. A block or so from my work and within spitting distance of one of my regular Starbucks but I couldn’t leave the car because no power and can’t trust the locks.
 
Then hot motorcycle cop was hot and came in for coffee while I waited for AAA to get there. Hour after I called in for the assist very adorable tech guy shows up, cleans the battery cable and sends me on my way. After we talk about his SHO Taurus and how it sucks to have an alternator die on the way to Vegas.
 
Get in line at Starbucks drive-thru. Ordered drink. They comped it because had compy things.
 
Life sometimes is a bit lemony but really, it adds zest. 😀

Dirty Heart (and Fish Sticks Friday) Audiobook Giveaway!

CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED! WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED!

So do you want a bit of Dirty whispered into your ear?

So a funny thing happened on the way to… actually I don’t know where I’m going with that because it’s neither funny hilarious nor am I going anywhere just yet BUT I did promise a giveaway.

And oh man, let’s talk audiobooks.

As some of you know, Fish Sticks Friday JUST came out on Audio with Dirty Heart nipping at its heels…so close behind. I’m hoping to get that little ping about DH’s Audible release in the next week or so.

We’ve got the newbie Spencer Goss on FSF and of course, the absolutely fantastic Greg Tremblay on Dirty Heart so I wanted to do something special for the introduction of one series and the finale of another.

Because man, hearing Greg do Dirty Heart is going to rip me apart. Not gonna lie. It’s been more than five years for me. From conception to development and then to that “Fin” at the end of the Dirty Heart, it’s been kind of an odd ride.

I never expected Cole and Jae to see the light of day. Dirty Kiss was pretty much a one-shot deal in my head, even though I’d planned out what would happen… well the why of Ben. That was always planned. Then Dreamspinner Press said yes to publishing it and the ball began rolling.

So much has happened in those six years (and yes, I’m counting from the time I started writing the book). A shit ton of ups and downs… both personal and professional. There’s been some really low points, probably the lowest points I’ve ever had and some unreal, surreal moments like looking out at a room of people as I talk about murdering fictional people.

But one thing has remained constant… I can never find the words strong enough to say “thank you” to everyone who has read my books or how to express my gratitude for all of the hard work done by Dreamspinner’s staff in the creation of my many series. God, I owe Elizabeth, Lynn, Grace and her editing team, lyric, Naomi and everyone else along the way so much of everything.

I am also very thankful for the friendships writing has given me (too many to name) and the sisters I found in Lisa Horan and Mary Calmes. I have had the pleasure of working with Tristan James and now Spencer Goss but most of all, the incredible friendship and partnership I’ve gained in Greg Tremblay.

You see, he IS the voice of Cole McGinnis. Something I never in my wildest dreams ever thought I would hear.

So…let’s celebrate new beginnings and raise a glass to those who ride off into the sunset with their Happily Ever After.

vietnamese-coffeeTo pop that final bottle of champagne, I’m going to give away TEN audiobook codes… AND one person from the ten will receive a Vietnamese Coffee Kit in honour of Cole’s coffee addiction.

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on my original blog post about a favourite moment in anyone of my books. Doesn’t have to be the Dirty series or Fish Sticks Friday… just anything you found touched you or made you laugh.

Winners will be drawn on Friday April 1st at 11 am PST. You can only enter once. Void where prohibited. And if you don’t drink coffee, we’ll figure something out.

Saranghae-yo.

 

LAST Dirty Heart Blog Spot at the Novel Approach! $20 gift certificate giveaway AND all SIX Dirty Paperbacks (Signed) Scene: Cole and Jae

And as all of you know, this blog is nearest and dearest to my heart…because well, Lisa, its owner, who has known the WHY of Ben since nearly the beginning.

Our LAST Blog Tour Stop is The Novel Approach!

At this blog stop, not only do you enter to win a $20 gift certificate from an e-tailer of your choice, as an exclusive Final Tour Date Giveaway, one reader will also be in the drawing for the chance to win all SIX PRINT books in the Dirty seriesDirty Kiss, Dirty Secret, Dirty Laundry, Dirty Deeds, Down and Dirty, and Dirty Heart—autographed and shipped worldwide (none of those pesky residency restrictions apply).

From the blog winners, ONE person will be chosen be a character in my other Los Angeles series, Murder and Mayhem. So hit up every blog, enter to win! ONE winner per blog for the certificate, one grand prize winner chosen from those winners!

Follow the Dirty Bits Tour at these fantastic blog sites:
Mar 16 — Boy Meets Boy
Mar 17 — Love Bytes
Mar 18 — MM Good Book Reviews
Mar 20 — The Blogger Girls
Mar 21 — It’s About The Book
Mar 22 — Sinfully Gay Romance
Mar 23 — Joyfully Jay
Mar 23.5 — Prism Alliance
Mar 25— The Novel Approach

dirty_heart_cover_smaller_blogDirty Heart
Former LAPD detective Cole McGinnis’s life nearly ended the day his police partner and best friend Ben Pirelli emptied his service weapon into Cole and his then-lover, Rick. Since Ben turned his gun on himself, Cole thought he’d never find out why Ben tried to destroy him.

Years later, Cole has stitched himself back together. Now a private investigator and in love with Jae-Min Kim, a Korean-American photographer he met on a previous case, Cole’s life is back on track—until he discovers Jeff Rollins, a disgraced cop and his first partner, has resurfaced and appears to be working on the wrong side of the law.

As much as Cole’s fought to put the past behind him, he’s soon tangled up in a web of lies, violence, and death. Jeff Rollins is not only trying to kill Cole’s loved ones, he is also scraping open old wounds and long-forgotten memories of the two men Cole loved and lost. Cole is sure Rollins knows why Ben ruined all their lives, but he isn’t looking for answers. Now Cole is caught in a cat-and-mouse game with a cold-blooded killer with the key to not only his past but his future.

Purchase Dirty Heart at:
Dreamspinner Press: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7553
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dirty-Heart-Cole-McGinnis-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B01CNW7604/
And other fine ebook retailers.

Fish Stick Fridays Audiobook is now LIVE… and with a brand spanking new Narrator!

61iwSctTdML._SL300_Fish Stick Fridays has become an audiobook! Audible now has it up for purchase! Obligatory Purchase Link to FSF

Now, I’d also like to introduce to you a new narrator to my series and to the gay fiction genre in general.

Greg Tremblay and I had a few discussions about the tone and voice for Half Moon Bay and we’d come to an agreement that Fish Stick Fridays…and the subsequent novels needed something a bit different that the Los Angeles noir tone I’d required for the Dirty series and Rook/Dante and since me and a few others plan on keeping Greg pretty busy over the next few years, there needed to be a new “voice”. Tristan has San Francisco (Sinners and Hellsinger) which is an entirely different tone altogether and I needed a voice that was “moonlight” but still with that noir patina. . Because as all of you know… murder is always just a hop, skip and a jump away.

After countless auditions* and much wrangling**, I would like to present to you the newest narrator in my “stable” of voices; Spencer Goss.

Fish Stick Fridays is Spencer’s first book and I’d like you all to welcome him into the community… and maybe not scare him off since I’m writing the second book and probably will need him again. But in all seriousness, I felt like Spencer did the job well…and delivered me a believable Zig, Deacon and Lang. I hope you enjoy his work and if you do, please reach out to him and give him the kudos he deserves.

Spencer can be found on—
Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/spencergossVO
And on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/SpencerGossVO (@SpencerGossVO)

So, here we go. New voice. New town. New murders.

OH, and one last thing… for all of you who’ve asked about Dirty Heart, Mr. Greg Tremblay has been quite the busy voice actor so I can tell you watch Audible over the coming couple of weeks. *wink wink, nudge nudge*.

* Okay, I could count them but it’s been a long day and I need more coffee.
** very little, this is a lie. Really, this author is a lying liar that lies. Very unreliable narrator.

 

SECOND Blog Tour Stop Today! #8 is at PRISM ALLIANCE! Scene: Jae’s Photo Session With Cole.

Today’s stop is at one of the first blogs who’d welcomed me into the genre. Adore its mistress. And now…

Our SECOND Blog Tour Stop today is Prism Alliance!

Enter to win a $20 gift certificate from an e-tailer of your choice at each blog site AND from these winners, ONE person will be chosen be a character in my other Los Angeles series, Murder and Mayhem. So hit up every blog, enter to win! ONE winner per blog for the certificate, one grand prize winner chosen from those winners!

Follow the Dirty Bits Tour at these fantastic blog sites:
Mar 16 — Boy Meets Boy
Mar 17 — Love Bytes
Mar 18 — MM Good Book Reviews
Mar 20 — The Blogger Girls
Mar 21 — It’s About The Book
Mar 22 — Sinfully Gay Romance
Mar 23 — Joyfully Jay
Mar 23.5 — Prism Alliance
Mar 25— The Novel Approach (http://thenovelapproachreviews.com/)

dirty_heart_cover_smaller_blogDirty Heart
Former LAPD detective Cole McGinnis’s life nearly ended the day his police partner and best friend Ben Pirelli emptied his service weapon into Cole and his then-lover, Rick. Since Ben turned his gun on himself, Cole thought he’d never find out why Ben tried to destroy him.

Years later, Cole has stitched himself back together. Now a private investigator and in love with Jae-Min Kim, a Korean-American photographer he met on a previous case, Cole’s life is back on track—until he discovers Jeff Rollins, a disgraced cop and his first partner, has resurfaced and appears to be working on the wrong side of the law.

As much as Cole’s fought to put the past behind him, he’s soon tangled up in a web of lies, violence, and death. Jeff Rollins is not only trying to kill Cole’s loved ones, he is also scraping open old wounds and long-forgotten memories of the two men Cole loved and lost. Cole is sure Rollins knows why Ben ruined all their lives, but he isn’t looking for answers. Now Cole is caught in a cat-and-mouse game with a cold-blooded killer with the key to not only his past but his future.

Purchase Dirty Heart at:
Dreamspinner Press: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7553
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dirty-Heart-Cole-McGinnis-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B01CNW7604/
And other fine ebook retailers.

Dirty Heart Blog Stop #7 is at Joyfully Jay (Jae). Scene: After the Shooting

Today’s stop is at one of the first blogs who’d welcomed me into the genre. Adore its mistress. And now…

Today’s Blog Tour Stop is Joyfully Jay!

Enter to win a $20 gift certificate from an e-tailer of your choice at each blog site AND from these winners, ONE person will be chosen be a character in my other Los Angeles series, Murder and Mayhem. So hit up every blog, enter to win! ONE winner per blog for the certificate, one grand prize winner chosen from those winners!

Follow the Dirty Bits Tour at these fantastic blog sites:
Mar 16 — Boy Meets Boy
Mar 17 — Love Bytes
Mar 18 — MM Good Book Reviews
Mar 20 — The Blogger Girls
Mar 21 — It’s About The Book
Mar 22 — Sinfully Gay Romance
Mar 23 — Joyfully Jay
Mar 24 — Prism Alliance (http://www.prismbookalliance.com/)
Mar 25— The Novel Approach (http://thenovelapproachreviews.com/)

dirty_heart_cover_smaller_blogDirty Heart
Former LAPD detective Cole McGinnis’s life nearly ended the day his police partner and best friend Ben Pirelli emptied his service weapon into Cole and his then-lover, Rick. Since Ben turned his gun on himself, Cole thought he’d never find out why Ben tried to destroy him.

Years later, Cole has stitched himself back together. Now a private investigator and in love with Jae-Min Kim, a Korean-American photographer he met on a previous case, Cole’s life is back on track—until he discovers Jeff Rollins, a disgraced cop and his first partner, has resurfaced and appears to be working on the wrong side of the law.

As much as Cole’s fought to put the past behind him, he’s soon tangled up in a web of lies, violence, and death. Jeff Rollins is not only trying to kill Cole’s loved ones, he is also scraping open old wounds and long-forgotten memories of the two men Cole loved and lost. Cole is sure Rollins knows why Ben ruined all their lives, but he isn’t looking for answers. Now Cole is caught in a cat-and-mouse game with a cold-blooded killer with the key to not only his past but his future.

Purchase Dirty Heart at:
Dreamspinner Press: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7553
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dirty-Heart-Cole-McGinnis-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B01CNW7604/
And other fine ebook retailers.

Dirty Heart Blog Stop #6 is Sinfully Gay Romance. The Scene? Jae and Cole in the Kitchen

WOOOOOT MORE BLOG STOPS!

Today’s Blog Tour Stop is Sinfully Gay Romance!

Enter to win a $20 gift certificate from an e-tailer of your choice at each blog site AND from these winners, ONE person will be chosen be a character in my other Los Angeles series, Murder and Mayhem. So hit up every blog, enter to win! ONE winner per blog for the certificate, one grand prize winner chosen from those winners!

Follow the Dirty Bits Tour at these fantastic blog sites:
Mar 16 — Boy Meets Boy
Mar 17 — Love Bytes
Mar 18 — MM Good Book Reviews
Mar 20 — The Blogger Girls
Mar 21 — It’s About The Book
Mar 22 — Sinfully Gay Romance
Mar 23 — Joyfully Jay (http://joyfullyjay.com/)
Mar 24 — Prism Alliance (http://www.prismbookalliance.com/)
Mar 25— The Novel Approach (http://thenovelapproachreviews.com/)

dirty_heart_cover_smaller_blogDirty Heart
Former LAPD detective Cole McGinnis’s life nearly ended the day his police partner and best friend Ben Pirelli emptied his service weapon into Cole and his then-lover, Rick. Since Ben turned his gun on himself, Cole thought he’d never find out why Ben tried to destroy him.

Years later, Cole has stitched himself back together. Now a private investigator and in love with Jae-Min Kim, a Korean-American photographer he met on a previous case, Cole’s life is back on track—until he discovers Jeff Rollins, a disgraced cop and his first partner, has resurfaced and appears to be working on the wrong side of the law.

As much as Cole’s fought to put the past behind him, he’s soon tangled up in a web of lies, violence, and death. Jeff Rollins is not only trying to kill Cole’s loved ones, he is also scraping open old wounds and long-forgotten memories of the two men Cole loved and lost. Cole is sure Rollins knows why Ben ruined all their lives, but he isn’t looking for answers. Now Cole is caught in a cat-and-mouse game with a cold-blooded killer with the key to not only his past but his future.

Purchase Dirty Heart at:
Dreamspinner Press: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7553
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dirty-Heart-Cole-McGinnis-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B01CNW7604/
And other fine ebook retailers.