Thursday, 8 December 2016

Divine Promotion Christmas Blog Hop

Thank you to Divine Promotions for inviting me to be part of the Christmas Blog Hop.



What does Christmas mean to me?

By the time I was old enough to appreciate Christmas, my brothers and sisters had moved away from home. The large family Christmas dinners changed to individual families spending time together. We changed our big day to New Year's Day. It's not that Christmas doesn't mean anything, it's just that it's not as important as New Year's Day.

The one thing I remember about Christmas and will never forget is my mum. She had two special dresses, sparkly dresses which she wore at Christmas time. She made a real effort to dress up. Christmas Day wasn't signified by presents or Santa or Christmas films. It was my mum in a sparkly dress. By the time she died, those dresses were very old, but she still wore them. This was my Christmas.

Favourite Christmas recipe.


Not so much a recipe as a lovely dinner cooked by my ex (because he's a better cook than me). I love Christmas dinner, the indulgence of several meats, pigs in blankets, and lots and lots of Yorkshire Puddings smothered in rich gravy. I might even eat a sprout or two, as long as I can bury them in something nice.


Giveaway

There is a grand prize giveaway at the Divine Promotions Blog. All you have to do is go to here and leave a comment on the blog post, about your favourite part of Christmas.

Prizes include:

3D fun face Charms Bracelet - 3 pieces
18 K Gold Filled Crystal Pearls Heart Party Dress Jewelry Set
$10 Amazon Gift Card from RAM PA Group
5 Days Promo Tour from Divine Promotions
Dreamspinner Press Vouchers
$5 gift voucher from Pride Publishing
Ebook of your choice from Author Grein Murray
Swag donated by Author Grein Murray (only available to those living in the USA)
Ebook of your choice from Author Sean Kerr (from his series Dead Camp)
Ebook - The Hard Boys: Alien Abduction (Case #1) from Ian Cadena




These are some of the blogs taking part. Go over here for more information.






πŸŽ…πŸ» Cody Kennedy - http://ckennedyauthor.blogspot.com




πŸŽ…πŸ» IrishdaisylovesRomance - https://dawn84blog.wordpress.com/2016/12/08/πŸŽ„-christmas-blog-hop-2016-πŸŽ„/




πŸŽ…πŸ» Tempeste O'Riley - http://tempesteoriley.com/blog


Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Giveaway: Snow in Montana by RJ Scott

Snow In Montana (Montana #4) - RJ Scott

Author: RJ Scott

Length: 54,000 words

Cover Design: Meredith Russell 

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK | AllRomance | Smashwords | B&N | KOBO | iTunes

Blurb

An actor in the closet, a sheriff in love, and memories that won't stay hidden.

Jordan Darby is known as the King of Christmas. The star of eight made-for-TV Christmas movies, the leading man who always gets his girl. Filming at Crooked Tree Ranch in Montana, in the ice and snow, Jordan is fighting to make a go of his new company and dealing with fears of exposure over one huge secret. After all, who the hell would buy into him being a romantic straight lead if rumors about him being gay were proven to be true.

Sheriff Ryan Carter is advising on the new movie being made at Crooked Tree. He hoped this would be one day of work and nothing more. Until, that is, he meets the hero. But while Jordan is sexy, he's also very much stuck in the closet - everything that Ryan doesn't need in his life. And then lust becomes part of the equation, and Ryan's quiet life is thrown into turmoil.

Their story unfolds against the chaos that overtakes the ranch, with Adam regaining memories that terrify him and make him look at Justin differently, and Justin leaving the ranch to make things right. Only through trusting in love and friendship can Justin and Adam learn to look to the future instead of letting the past destroy everything. But will they ever see clearly enough to do that?


Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Montana series is possibly my favourite RJ Scott series, although there are a lot of contenders for the title. Snow in Montana isn't my favourite book in the series, partly I think because there are a lot of characters, couples and plotlines in the book. Jordan and Ryan vie for time with the other couples. But RJ couldn't write a bad story if she tried, and I love this world of the Crooked Tree Ranch. Sheriff Ryan and moviestar Jordan are lovely together, and I'd like to see their relationship develop in further books.

Author Bio

RJ Scott is the bestselling gay romance author of over ninety MM romance books. She writes emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn't with family either reading or writing.

RJ also writes MF romance under the name Rozenn Scott.

The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn't like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.

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Rainbow Award Finalist: Island Doctor

I'm delighted to say Island Doctor is a finalist in the Rainbow Awards.

Well written and engaging. Great setting. I really didn’t expect this book to become an “I couldn’t put it down” read, but it did! The characters just pulled me in and wouldn’t let go.

Island Doctor (Island Medics #1)

An Isle Novel

E-book: Dreamspinner | Amazon | All Romance
Print: Dreamspinner Amazon
Audiobook: Amazon iTunes | Audible


Blurb: Dr. Jeff Martin has spent five years as a rural general practitioner on the Isle of Wight, hiding the fact he’s gay. He travels in secret to see his partner, Tris, but when he discovers Tris has been cheating on him, he ends their relationship. Then Jeff meets island native Cameron Gillard. Cameron is down-to-earth, lively, and treats Jeff like he’s the most important person in his life. Jeff blooms under Cameron’s attention, and he decides to come out to his colleagues and friends.

Just when things are going well, Tris reappears out of the blue. Jeff is no longer interested in Tris, but it seems he has two men to convince. Tris, who can’t believe Jeff is serious about wanting to end their relationship, and Cameron, who can’t hide his jealousy of Tris.

Jeff is certain about one thing—the only man he wants in his life is Cameron. Now he just needs to prove it to him.



Sunday, 4 December 2016

Sue's Shop

Thanks to the wonderful Clare London, I now have a new shop on here. I will sell some of my self-pubbed books at a cheaper price than at other retailers.

I intend to rotate them during the year, but for now I've started with the Lyon Road Vet series and Morning My Angel, as there is a crossover of characters.

This is not a fully automated service. You can pay either by paypal or credit/debit cards, and in dollars or pounds. But I will send the book to you with my thanks and warm fuzzies.

Have a good Sunday.


Friday, 2 December 2016

Amazon ranking for Alpha Barman

Today I managed to do something I haven't achieved since Hairy Harry's Car Seat back in January 2013. Alpha Barman cracked getting under the #1000 on Amazon.com.

Thank you to everyone who has purchased or downloaded it from KU.**

Why I am so excited? Because up to Island Doctor this year, I'd stopped getting in the top 100 of the gay bestsellers, and even then I only managed mid-ranking.

I'm more than excited. I'm ecstatic. I won't put every book into Kindle Unlimited, but it's been worth it for Alpha Barman.

** having just forked out a lot of money to the plumber to restore my heating, I thank you even more.




Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Writing Plans

Plans are ahoof!

I'm in the middle of sorting out a shop on this site. It will take Paypal and credit/debit cards. I'm planning to rotate the self-pubbed books I'm offering, rather than have them all in one go. I hope to have it set up by next week. I'll post more when it's all finalised. I want to thank Clare London for her help.

Alpha Barman is selling well. It is my first experiment with putting it on Kindle Unlimited from release. It's exciting seeing the page numbers increase. At least I know someone is reading it!

I have plans to release the next in the series in June next year. I'm wavering between Mitch's brother, or Si and Howie.

At the moment I'm in the middle of Left at the Crossroads #4 with Lisa Worrall, a With A Kick story, Colin and Daniel's story from Nothing Ever Happens and Goodnight My Sweetheart (Morning My Angel #2). I have no clue which to focus on. They're all yelling for my attention.

Must finish here. I'm in 'the office' with Clare London, and I have to write before she scolds me for not writing.


Christmas Freebie!

Christmas is rapidly approaching, and once again, I've failed to write a Christmas story. I offer you Bells and Balls  by way of a freebie.

You don't need to have read the others in the series.

Rob Barker had plans for his weekend and they didn’t involve struggling through the pre-Christmas
crowds with the five-year-old niece he barely knows. Left with no choice, he grudgingly takes Pearl to see the sights of London but, instead of following the list his sister-in-law gives him, Rob takes her to With A Kick, an ice-cream shop with a difference.

His plan is foiled when he discovers With A Kick is closed for a private children's party, but the owners kindly let Pearl join in. Rob’s mood improves considerably as he watches Father Christmas hand out presents. Not only is Santa a hot red-head under the beard, he is also one of his rugby team-mates, Mick, a man Rob has always lusted after. After Mick confesses a mutual interest, he agrees to meet Rob at With A Kick’s evening party—where there are definitely no kids - or girls - allowed.