Category Archives: Jake

New paperback, this time in French

What fun! Jake and Kurt are off to have adventures in French.

It’s very odd to have written a book and be completely unable to read it. This might be my big opportunity to learn a new language.

Celebrating with a book sale-Mountains and more

DreamspinnerPress_ProudToBePartoftheFamily_1_LargeNine years of Dreamspinner Press?  Dreamspinner was already an established publisher when I started reading and writing  gay romance. I used to gaze at the elegant covers, wishing to one day see such faces for my stories. And I collected a lot of books there, which, how could I not? I needed to read!

Still do. 😉  Always will. I find so many good stories here, and am happy to be part of this publishing house. I came along when Dreamspinner was 5 years old, starting with a short story, Prep Work.

It was a great day when I found out my Mountain novels would have a home there, as well as Ricky and Jon from The Rare Event. Later on I would bring Chad and Warren of A New Man to Dreamspinner. The book I’m working on right now, Diving Deep, will have its home next to Kurt and Jake, and the rest of my Mountain guys.

One question that brings folks to my blog to answer is: Is there a reading order for the Mountains?  Mostly yes, a little bit no. Let me explain.

Fire on the Mountain — starts it all with Kurt heading into the mountains, where Jake will find him a few years later.

Snow on the Mountain — Kurt and Jake’s follow on-story, solidifying them as a couple. They run into Mark, who needed a story of his own, leading to…

Fall Down the Mountain, where Mark falls in love with Allan.

Cross the Mountain is a free Mark and Allan short, which does stand alone if you’re coming in cold. It’s a skiing story, and oops, you saw what I did there.

Blood on the Mountain comes later in the timeline; we’re back to Kurt getting exasperated with Jake, who is having a bit of trouble reconciling his future with his present.

Return to the Mountain features a different couple from Wapiti Creek, the ski resort where Snow and Fall take place. Gary and Seth’s story overlaps with Mark and Allan’s. Here we also encounter Ricky from The Rare Event, and get a look at his backstory.

So for reading, Fire, Snow, and Blood work best in chronological order. Fall stands alone, but is richer for being read after Snow. Return is a standalone, as Mark and Allan are secondary there. Read The Rare Event anywhere you like along the way, because you’ll either understand Ricky better or be pleased to see his story with Jon.

Will there be more Mountain stories? Yes, I have a couple brewing. 😉  Because Jake has yet to come out to his entire family.

Now, if you’re missing a part of this saga, this is a terrific time to enhance your collection, because Dreamspinner’s anniversary celebration includes a sale.  This week only, my books, and books from so many other great authors, are on sale for 35% off.

How many other great authors? I can’t count that high.

Year 4 authors: Diane Adams, Victor J. Banis, JP Barnaby, Anne Barwell, Jessie Blackwood, Louise Blaydon, Selina Brody, Sue Brown, Scotty Cade, Talia Carmichael, Allison Cassatta, Alan Chin, Elizabeth Coldwell, Shae Connor , R. Cooper, Charlie David, Jessica Skye Davies, Dawn Douglas, CJane Elliott, Phoenix Emrys, Jeff Erno, Pepper Espinoza, Etienne , Feliz Faber, Jamie Fessenden, Rebecca Lynne Fullan, S.A. Garcia, Ab Gayle, Michael Gouda, JM Gryffyn, Michael Halfhill, Lou Harper, Lori C. Hawkins, Valentina Heart, Morgan James, Hayley B. James, Kiernan Kelly, M. King, Christopher Koehler, Trina Lane, Maggie Lee, Rebecca Leigh, J.J. Levesque, (August) Gus Li, Pearl Love, J.R. Loveless, Ryan Loveless, Sui Lynn, Jake Mactire, Sarah Madison, Anna Marie May, Moria McCain, Rowan Mcallister, Kate McMurray , T.C. Mill, Elizabeth Noble, Star Noble, J.L. O’Faolain, Stephen Osborne, Sjd Peterson , Amber Redd, Rick R. Reed , Tracy Rowan, Jaime Samms , Stefan Seabourne, Kate Sherwood, Ruth Sims, Joel Skelton, Amberly Smith, Shelter Somerset, JoAnne Soper-Cook, Andrea Speed , Caroline Stephens, Ethan Stone, Jan Suzukawa, BG Thomas, Tinnean , C.M. Torrens, Wynn Wagner, Felicia Watson, Cooper West, Eden Winters, Lisa Worrall, Connor Wright, Sulayman X , Xara X. Xanakas, Cari Z. Carol Zampa

Year 5 authors: Alex Alder, Perry Ambrose, Shira Anthony, Anna Birmingham, T.c. Blue, Ana Bosch, Lara Brukz, Kc Burn, Rena Butler, Ellis Carrington, G N Chevalier, Nick Chivers Rebecca Cohen, David Connor, Michael G. Cornelius, Robert Cummings, Carole Cummings, Eon de Beaumont, Poppy Dennison, Johnny Diaz, A. Soo Donim, E.S. Douglas, Jana Downs, Ryssa Edwards, Bell Ellis, Thursday Euclid, Theo Fenraven, Tia Fielding, Kim Fielding, Rhys Ford, Brandon Fox, Gene Gant, Elizabella Gold, John Goode, Elinor Gray, R.G. Green, Jeanette Grey, Liam Grey, M.d. Grimm, Ellee Hill, Ellen Holiday, JC Holly, John Inman, Lee James, K.J. Johnson, Lissa Kasey, Chris T. Kat, Annie Kaye, G.P. Keith, Wade Kelly, Juan Kenobi, Zee Kensington, KevaD, Alex Kidwell, Evie Kiels, Tj Klune, Susan Laine, Tara Larson, M. Lee, J.R. Lenk, Jamie Lowe, Malthea, Edmond Manning, Wayne Mansfield, Z.B. Marshall, Anna Martin, Sean Michael , C.L. Miles, E E Montgomery, April Moone, Clancy Nacht, Mj O’shea, Eve Ocotillo, Jeremy Pack, Hb Pattskyn, Mal Peters, Charlotte Rahn-Lee, Eric Renner, Spencer Rook, Rodney Ross, Brian Rowe, Claire Russett, Ann T. Ryan, Cecilia Ryan, Jerry Sacher, Carly Safko, Robin Saxon, Riley Shane, Meredith Shayne, moi, Sam Singer, Bee Snow, Ada Maria Soto, Christianna Spencer, Michael St. Anthony, Leora Stark, B.A. Stretke, Damon Suede, Cindy Sutherland, Lou Sylvre, Anne Tenino, Toki, Melanie Tushmore, Lorraine Ulrich, Piper Vaughn, Stuart Wakefield, DeShaun Walker, Alex Whitehall.

Thanks, Dreamspinner, for keeping the TBR pile full of great books.

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Fire on the Mountain–now in Spanish!

FireontheMountainSPLGToday’s the big day for the Spanish translation of Fire on the Mountain! Fuego en la Montana (I still can’t make that tilde) is available on the Dreamspinner New Releases page.

Jake and Kurt’a first book is now available in Spanish for readers who’d prefer to read about Jake y Kurt. Since I now have a novel that I wrote in a language I only partially understand, here’s my chance to learn more. 😉

Mil gracias to translator María Ángela Cuenca Alcaraz, who worked very hard to maintain the spirit of the original in this new version.

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Tomarse un descanso de los estudios, disfrutar de las Montañas Rocosas de Colorado, combatir un incendio de vez en cuando. Eso es todo lo que Jake Landon esperaba cuando se inscribió para ser un ranger. Hará equipo con algún hombre viejo de montaña malhumorado; patrullarán los parajes en un camión cisterna; hablarán tres palabras al día, y el viejo malhumorado no será atractivo en lo más mínimo. Un bosque nacional es lo bastante grande para ser el armario de Jake, que pasará su tiempo libre pescando.

Pero el viejo malhumorado resulta ser Kurt Carlson: seguro, competente y con experiencia. También es joven, vivo, amable, y considera la ropa algo opcional cuando se trata sólo de dos chicos en la naturaleza. Compartir una pequeña cabaña con esta tentación andante atenta contra la cordura de Jake: ¿está enviando señales, o simplemente siendo Kurt? ¿Y cómo reaccionaría Kurt si descubriera que su nuevo compañero quiere prender un fuego de otro tipo? Jake está aterrorizado: tienen que vivir juntos durante cinco meses sin importar lo que pase.

Las chispas que vuelan entre los guardabosques podrían incendiar los árboles, pero se necesita un fuego feroz para hacer que Jake y Kurt admitan el calor entre ellos.

 

Alps vs Rockies

Alps Antorno Lake

This is Antorno Lake in the Italian Alps. Not my usual mountains, but also very pretty, and you can see some resemblance to parts of the Colorado Rockies.

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These are the Maroon Bells, up by Aspen, in Kurt and Jake territory.

What’s the connection, you wonder? I just found out that Fire on the Mountain and Snow on the Mountain are being translated into Italian!

 

 

Photo by Kaibara87, found at flicker

View from the Flat Tops

I was searching for pictures of my fictionalized national forest yesterday, so I could write a particular description accurately. I spent quite a lot of time combing though some gorgeous shots of the Flat Tops, which is the real wilderness area outside of Meeker where my Mountain stories are set. I’m working on Blood on the Mountain, which is the fourth novel in the series.

This is Jake and Kurt’s lake by their cabin. There’s a couple of very important scenes in Fire on the Mountain that take place here.

No wonder Jake doesn’t want to leave.