I’ve had the same covers for my Corwint space opera / sci-fi romance series since 2012. I loved the covers. Others said they loved the covers. But, as I look towards 2016 when I plan on adding new books to the series, I decided it was time for a little makeover.
Here are the OLD covers for the 4 main books in the series:
And, here are the NEW shiny romance-oriented covers:
Despite my love of the old covers, I have to look at the numbers. Since releasing the new covers, downloads and sales are up. People like seeing the romance on the cover.
Books 1 & 2, as well as the first two side-stories, are permanently free at all eBook vendors. Books 3 & 4, and the four other side-stories, are now on Kindle Unlimited.
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Where do you want to be when the world ends? Heart’s Compass – a post-apocalyptic M/M Romance series
I’ve been playing around in Photoshop lately, revamping some old covers to freshen up a couple of my series. I present to you the new covers for Heart’s Compass!
Book 1, TRUE NORTH is FREE to read at most eBook vendors
When life gives you lemons (or retailers penalize you for having the word Gay in your book and series title)…. You suck on them with a smile. 50 States of Gay is no more. It was too hard to get retailers and advertisers to understand that Gay is not a bad word. So, I’ve turned all the stories into a new singles one-shot series with plans to keep adding stories of equal love. Introducing….
Heartland Briefs is a collection of satisfying one-shot male-male romance stories taking place in America’s new heartland – from Texas to Kentucky, Oklahoma to Montana, and all the rolling hills, farm fields and big cities in between. Each story is full of romance, great characters, a touch of heat and two boys falling in love.
Each story is 99cents, or free of Kindle Unlimited subscribers.
Chasing After Chandler
Meteorology professor Ethan ‘Rain Talker’ Carter has more important things to do than chase after that crazy na hullo photographer again, even if Chandler seems hell bent on ending up inside the dang tornado they’re chasing. Chandler is seeking the perfect shot, and he’s got his eye set on more than the angry looking storm breaking over the Oklahoma horizon.
Passing to Payton
Nothing could ruin Jamie’s mood after throwing the perfect game, not even that homophobic jerk Peterson. Things heat up in the locker room when he stumbles into Payton Remy – the tight end Jamie’s been drooling over since training camp. When Payton says the wrong thing, Jamie runs for the sidelines. But Payton isn’t about to toss in the towel. It’s his birthday, after all, and he has his own present all picked out – helping his hot quarterback make the perfect pass.
Queen of the Lawn
It’s another dismal Friday night in Oak Lawn, and another night in drag at The Lemonade Stand for Xander Ortega. He’s down in the dumps after being dumped, and all the alcohol in the world doesn’t seem to be helping. It is making him more than a little dizzy, though. After ending up in unexpected arms, the daylight brings truth without the makeup and a heart trying to let go.
Reaching for the Sky
Some people, mostly Oklahoma Sooners, say that the only thing to ever come outta Texas are steers and queers. For Skylar Tallwater, that joke had become a bit of a chuckle every time he straddled the gate. He was a queer who was about to ride a steer, and the crowd would cheer him for it. That is until it all goes wrong and he ends up in the hospital and is outed on national television, putting his sponsors and his championship buckle on the line. Through it all, one man stands by his side – that crazy rodeo clown Hank Hooch, and Hank’s not about to let Skylar’s worst ride be his last.
As Drillmaster, Tyler leads his team through a successful, safe rotation out on the rig. When a newcomer on the team seems a bit lost once they return to shore, Tyler decides to give David a ride, only to learn that David has nowhere to go. David must learn to trust again, if he’s ever going to find his way home.
Tracking Down Travis
Cole’s gone and done it again – tied up by a bet
and strung along by yet another one of Travis’s stupid jokes. Cole’s got a ranch to run, and he doesn’t have the time nor the patience for Travis, especially when spending time with his best friend is a constant battle between his heart and the way Travis makes his body feel. Travis has decided that enough is enough, and he’s set himself up a plan for getting Cole right where he wants him
Welcoming Home William
Saul’s been waiting for William to come home from overseas, even if they lost communication and the letters stopped coming. He held out hope that William remained true, but he feels unwelcomed at the airport terminal. William’s not sure what kind of dumb ideas Saul’s got in his head, but he’s not gonna let Saul just walk away. Both men search for a reminder of what was missed when they were apart, and what they could have if they both stay.
Sometimes moving forward means going right back where you started…
Sam’s ended up right back where he started – the small Texas town he swore he’d never step foot in again after making fast tracks to SMU. He’s not the young, gay kid he was when he left. He has a music degree now, with no job and is about to lose his dorm room…
When an old friend has him coming back to where he started, Sam struggles to deal with muddled memories and an unexpected reality. Things in Alvarado aren’t exactly how he remembers them, and neither is his arch nemesis Cody Greene.
The two men get stuck together by a promise, and the bitter memories that Sam had held onto for five years begin to unravel. When the dust settles, Sam and Cody have to decide if they can let go of the past to build a future.
Right Back Where is a gay (m/m) romance set in Alvarado, Texas. Although part of a series set in Alvarado, it is a stand-alone story with a HEA and no cliffhangers. It deals with subject matter that may be offensive to some readers including bigotry, homosexuality, and yes – two men kissing. It’s also a story about hope, how a whole town can be changed by one event or one person, and that love at first sight can happen, even if you’re blind to it for a very long time.
If an uplifting story about romance, laughter and overcoming preconceptions in a small Texas town sounds like your cup of tea, then welcome to Alvarado!
Where to Get It:
Read the first chapter:
Right Back Where
Five years later, almost to the very day, I’ve ended up right back where I started – the city limits of Alvarado, Texas. Staring at the wooden sign welcoming folks to the oldest town in Johnson County, it takes me a second to accept that I’m actually here – that I’ve actually come back to the place I swore to never step foot in again. It’s like the damn nightmare I used to wake up in cold sweats from those first weeks of my freshman year at SMU.
The terror of finding myself right back where I started, like I’d never even left.
Well, that’s not entirely true. I’m damn sure not the same eighteen-year-old boy that’d gotten on the bus two days before high school graduation and never looked out the back window. Okay, so I’m still too damn skinny, a bit on the short side and my blond hair never matured enough to let me grow a beard. But, I’m an adult, standing on my own two feet with a university degree in music education.
That should mean something to help ease these damn nerves, right? Apparently not. I’m not sure that a small town like Alvarado cares about my degree, or that I’m an adult. No, I’m pretty sure the people living beyond this welcome sign don’t care about anything but farming, football and faggot-tipping.
No one had five years ago, so why should now be any different?
No one had, except Mrs. Greene. That woman is the sole reason I find myself parked off on the shoulder and staring at that damn painted sign which reads ‘Welcome to Alvarado!’ …Unless you’re gay… Okay, so that last part isn’t on there, but I’m sure it’s in the fine print somewhere.
I just wrote “The End” on another book! That means it will soon be in the hands of eARC (Advancd Review Copy) readers before going up on pre-order. eARC readers get an advanced copy of the book for free in exchange for promising to do a few simple things:
- Don’t share the advanced review copy you get with anyone. It’s not the finalized version, so I don’t want copies floating around.
- Do share your thoughts and experiences while reading it via social media. Spreading the word pre-release is a huge help
- Do add the book to your GoodReads list once it is available.
- Do leave a review on GoodReads and your vendor of choice. Reviews are extremely hard to get honestly as an indie-author, so every single review is a huge help.
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