Set Up, now in audio

I had the perfect confluence of narrator, story, and opportunity. When Richard Sack said, “I’d like to narrate something short between bigger projects,” I said, “What do you think of Terry and Doug here?”

And he was off and narrating, sending me clips of the flying coleslaw and the nitrous oxide, which… I don’t want to spoil it for you, but he did have to edit out some laughter.

So, this short runs for about an hour, good for treadmill time or a day of errands, possibly waiting for an appointment, and it’s meant to put a smile on your face. Heck, I wrote it, but it was a whole new experience to hear Richard giving life to Terry’s inner dialog. Even knowing what was coming…

 I wrote Doug’s voice as sounding like “chocolate steeped in good Cabernet.” Which Richard does, perfectly. Can we just say, “Richard gives good voice”?

So go ahead–let Richard tell you Terry and Doug’s story. You’ll enjoy it as much as Terry–eventually–does.

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“Say hi to Doug at the car show.” Just because Keith is a good pal, has good intentions, and has great taste in men doesn’t mean Terry wants his own personal matchmaker. With his luck and past experience, he and the man Keith set him up with would hate each other on sight. Besides, Terry can’t look for the elusive Doug; he’s too busy ogling a certain gorgeous 1949 MG TC.

The sleek roadster stands out even among a field of classic beauties, and so does the driver. Is it too much to ask that the guy forget about Terry making a fool of himself over the right hand drive and sexy red fenders? Not likely he’ll forget Terry accidentally flinging a bowl of coleslaw at his chest.

If terminal embarrassment isn’t bad enough, now Terry’s had a dental disaster, leaving him with two choices: stay in agony for days, or see the new man in the practice.

Terry’s at the office by one thirty sharp. And he’s parked next to a red MG.

Now available in audio! An hour of banter, classic cars, and the start of something wonderful.

Amazon  |  Audible  |  Apple  |  Kobo  |  Google Play   | Your favorite audiobook vendor, including Scribd, Chirp, BookBeat  | Libraries–request it if they don’t already have it.

Last days of coupon sale

The Smashwords coupon sale has a few days left to run! I have selected titles there from 30 to 60% off, including my latest release, Running to Him. There’s even a free short, Set Up, if you like easily flustered MCs and classic sports cars with your lovin’.

Grab some great summer reading!

Review copies available

Fall Down the Mountain paperbackI have  some review copies of Fall Down the Mountain available at Booksprout, if you’d like to read and are willing to review at Amazon and Goodreads.

For those who haven’t tried it, Booksprout is a service that hosts and delivers the ebooks. They also ask that you provide links to your reviews. This makes it different from providers that host promotions, like Bookfunnel or Prolific works.

If you’re interested, click here. Copies are limited

Peak by peak…

The Mountains are returning.  Fall Down the Mountain is up at Amazon, and it’s in KU, as well as available for your permanent library.

Back in print just today– Mark and Allan’s novel!  Yeah, I jumped the gun a little on getting one of the shorts up first, but since the shorts are a little fluffier… Okay, for Sugar on the Mountain, a lot fluffier. It’s fun. (And free. Enjoy!) I have a cover for Storm on the Mountain, and a cover model for Cross the Mountain, but to know how Mark and Allan got to that point, you want to read the novel.

Fall Down the Mountain picks up with Mark after the events of Snow on the Mountain, but if you’re starting here, you’ll still know exactly what’s going on. Plus we have different lead characters. Kurt and Jake show up (boy do they…) but as  Mark’s friends, and same with Jorey Taylor, big as life and twice as het, or so he thinks. Yup, Jorey will get a book one of these days.

So join us at Wapiti Creek, for some action, adventure, a bit of hot cocoa, and some Mark and Allan loving.

Just a note, the paperback will be available just as soon as the printers can ship.  It’s a problem across the board, current events being what they are, but you can have all the ebook and audio you like right now.

Into the Mountains — a prequel

If you read Fire on the Mountain in its Dreamspinner incarnation, you’ve seen part of this book. Into the Mountains originally appeared at the end of the novel, where it explained a lot about Kurt. Unfortunately, that was also positioned perfectly to make the reader go hmm.

You may have wondered, “What was Pam thinking? Kurt and Jake are together, as they were clearly intended to be. Why are we talking about Benji now?”

Good question. Short answer is “publisher said.”

The Mountains series is with Rocky Ridge Books, so time to reorganize!  Let’s hear about Benji  in his proper place in the timeline, two years before Fire. Then we’ll understand a lot more about Kurt when he pulls up at the Chiefs’ house on his motorbike, and takes that first look at Jake.

Plus, we’ll see the last straw that drove Jake into the mountains. This piece hasn’t appeared anywhere else.

Into the Mountains is available on Amazon, where “Free” isn’t an option yet, but it’s also available on the Rocky Ridge Books store, where you can scoop up your copy as a gift from me.

The store’s still under construction, so pardon our dust, but do take a look around. You might find another freebie tidbit featuring Mark and Allan from Fall Down the Mountain, which will be back up here real soon now.

Into the Mountains

Why did Kurt Carlson become a forest ranger?

Long before he met Jake, Kurt climbed the monoliths of Yosemite with his best friend, Benji. But after a storm traps them halfway up the face of El Capitan, Kurt has to accept that their friendship isn’t what he thought.

Why did Jake Landon become a forest ranger?

A trip with his college friends to a hot springs resort should be fun, not disastrous. But for a man who’s still deep in the closet, everything that can go wrong does go wrong.

Everything leads to two men alone in the wilderness in this prequel to Fire on the Mountain.