Category Archives: Christmas Goes Analog

I have covers!

analog2-newsletter   First of all, Christmas Goes Analog has a new cover and is now available in Kindle Unlimited!  Ana J Phoenix did this cover too, and isn’t it a fantastic job? While the naked guy in the background is maybe a tad too cut for a geeky systems administrator, I think she pegged my nerdy programmer perfectly. He can’t even leave his laptop behind when he’s posing on a book cover!  I’ve been playing with Vellum as well, which is a program used to format ebooks, so the insides will look different from the original, though the content is all the same (except for a few clarifications).

My other cover is for Nathan Goes To France Again! (Just kidding, that’s not really its name.) La Planète des Ecureuils (I forget the keyboard shortcut for that capital E with the accent, lol).
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I heard from the translator while she was working on this story. Apparently, the puns drove her crazy too. 🙂  I love my punny, punny boys.

The book comes out from Sidh press on December 28th, I’m told. Watch for it on all venues. Or just watch this space, and I’ll provide you links. 🙂

 

 

And I know I’m going to get this question–I’m not done with The Wall Nuts yet. Romantic comedy is hard, harder than anything else I’ve ever written.  But, covers are easy. Mostly because I just send a picture to Ana and she makes magic. 😀thewallnuts

I adore how terrified he looks. It’s a perfectly natural expression when faced with Nathan’s family.

Grampa Wall on one side, The Dragon-Squirrel Lady on the other. And stuck in the middle are Nathan and poor, poor Vince. Oh, and a love-struck hummingbird.

A Merry Christmas Giveaway

KL_ChristmasGoesAnalog_coverlgLisa at The Novel Approach gave me space to offer one more copy of Christmas Goes Analog to a lucky commenter. In the post, you also get a chance to see my poor Charlie Brown Christmas tree, pre-decorations. It’s much prettier now. If you click back to yesterday’s post, you can see it in the background behind the Christmas booze and the hamster.Animated_%20Christmas_%20Gifts_and_Santa_Hat

And in honour of all the Christmas gatherings taking place this evening:

I'm at Sinfully Sexy today, Giving Away a Copy of Christmas Goes Analog

KL_ChristmasGoesAnalog_coverlgShe also reviewed the story, for which I have to say thank you, because I know she’s had a lot going on lately. Here’s the link, if you’d like to see what she has to say about my boys. Final Blog Button with new logo

Guest Post and Giveaway !

imagesI’m at Book Reviews and More by Kathy, talking about Christmas traditions, and some of my more famous ‘Oops!’ incidents. You know, the kind you never live down? Yeah, those.

I’m also giving away a digital copy of Christmas Goes Analog there, so go ahead and enter! And don’t forget, tomorrow is the last day for the Christmas Ornament giveaway. Click here to go to the post and leave a comment.

Come Read Rob's Letter to Santa (Giveaway for $50 Gift Certificate too!)

Nix at Scorching Book Reviews is running a giveaway for a $50 gift certificate. So click on over to read Rob’s letter to Santa and enter to win!scorching-book-reviews

Don’t forget, you can still enter to win the Christmas ornament as well. Just click here and leave a comment!

Find Me at The Jeep Diva Today!

Where I’m talking about how mean authors have to be. Click the button to get there. The-Jeep-Diva-Button

You know what I realized last night? It’s only two weeks until I can buy myself my Christmas bottle of Laphroiag. I’m dying to try it. 😛 But first, I have to get through the yearly shopping-torture.

It may be gift cards again…candle03

I was interviewed at Romance Lives Forever!

christmas_animated_gifs_05Click here to go read it!

I’m likely going to be quiet for a few days. We had a huge storm, then a pile of rain, and now my internet at home isn’t working right. I can bring up simple things like the Google page, but even my own blog is problematic. (I’m doing this from work–shhhh!) Earliest I can get someone out to fix it is Sunday. Ugh.

Guesting at the ARe Café blog today!

Hey, I’m at the ARe Café blog today, talking about Christmas traditions! Why not pop over and see what else is up?

Tuesday Tickle: Christmas Goes Analog

The last Tuesday Tickle for the boys. *sniff* But next week will be new stuff, which is always a happy thing.

“Morning,” came Rob’s voice from around the corner in the kitchenette. “You in a hurry or something?” Flashes of movement showed that he was doing something at the stove. “You eat yet? There’s still a few pancakes, if you get over here before Brandon gets out of the bathroom.”

Shawn dropped his keys into his pocket and shrugged off his jacket, then tossed it over the back of a kitchen chair. “Have you ever known me to resist your pancakes?” His breath caught as he turned and got his first good look of the day at Rob, who was shirtless in pajama pants, his dark hair still rumpled from sleep. Damn, you’re beautiful. “Though I could be tempted to give them a pass.” He reached past Rob to turn off the stove and move the frying pan off the hot burner. Safety issues taken care of, he pushed Rob gently up against the countertop and pulled his head down for a good-morning kiss.

“Ugh. PDAs first thing in the morning.” Rob’s roommate wandered into the kitchen, already dressed for work at the Tire and Lube Express. “Hey, there’s still pancakes. Yum.” Brandon scooped the last two out of the frying pan and stacked them on top of each other before taking a huge bite. “Damn, Rob, if I were gay, I’d so marry you, just for these.”

Rob chuckled and broke off the kiss. “Thanks, but what makes you think I’d have you?”

Brandon stopped in the middle of shoving his foot into a battered running shoe. “With all this on offer?” He waved the hand still holding the pancakes at his narrow, bony torso in its loose T-shirt. “Like you could resist.”

Shawn buried his face in the side of Rob’s neck and laughed as Rob replied, “Dream on, straight boy.” Rob glanced up at the clock. “You’re gonna miss the bus.”

“Shit!” Cramming the last of the pancakes into his mouth, Brandon grabbed his wallet off the kitchen table and ran for the door. “Have fun shopping! Bring me back something good!”

“More dreams!” Rob shouted as the door clicked closed, and then they listened as the thunder of Brandon racing down the stairs slowly faded.

Rob turned back to Shawn, who nestled closer, sliding one leg in between Rob’s. With a contented sigh, Rob shifted to make space for Shawn’s thigh and bent his head down for another kiss. Shawn lifted up on his toes—Rob’s extra three inches of height were all in his legs, Shawn was sure—and ground against Rob’s hip as he kissed and teased at the other man’s mouth.

When Shawn finally let him up for air, Rob’s voice was hoarse and low. “Are you in a rush to go shopping?”

Shawn brought his lips to Rob’s throat. He stopped just before they touched it, though. “Stores are open till midnight,” he said, letting his words brush ghostly fingers over the pulse hammering away in Rob’s neck. Color bloomed behind them, as if his words had called it into being.

“I suppose we might get there before then.” Rob let his head fall back and groaned as Shawn flicked the tip of his tongue over the glowing skin.

“The sooner we get to your bedroom, the sooner we get out to get Halloween costumes,” Shawn whispered, his lips grazing the corner of Rob’s jaw.

“Who cares about costumes?” Rob hooked a knee behind Shawn’s leg and rubbed his own up and down against it. “For that matter, who cares about the bedroom?”

Shawn laughed and stepped back. “You will, if you get bruises from the edge of the counter again. Follow me, Software, and let me parse your code in comfort.”

“I love it when you talk dirty. Lead on, Hardware.”

Happy Book Birthday to Me!

three_animated_christmas_bellsRelease Day for Christmas Goes Analog!

Today, I’m at Live Your Life, Buy The Book, confessing my geeky sins. They’re doing a big Advent calendar and I’ve donated a prize, so drop by and take part in the giveaway there too! glitter_xmas_bells