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Rainbow Snippet Saturday – Fire on the Mountain

Been too long since I played the snippet game, so have a little piece of Fire on the Mountain. Here, Jake and Kurt just put out a small fire caused by lightning strike.

“Point the nozzle up,” Kurt suggested from behind me, “and hang on tight, I’m letting go.”

Warned, I was ready for the jolt in the hose when he let go. I wasn’t ready for him to sprint out into the private rainstorm I was making. Now he stood in dusty green utility pants and boots and nothing else, face up to the spray. The water came down on his upturned face, tilted to catch the arcing wetness, his mouth open and eyes closed, arms wide.

The droplets came down on him as he laughed and enjoyed the impromptu shower. The day was warm and the work had been hot, and now he turned from side to side to cool himself. Shallow rivers ran down his tightly muscled chest and arms and soaked his short, blond hair but couldn’t make it lie down. Instead, the drops caught the sun, flashing the light back at me, and my breath suddenly came short.

The fire in the woods was out. But now there was a fire in me, and it was already raging out of control.

Find the rest  (99 cents this weekend  only) at Apple, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble.

To see the Rainbow Snippets my fellow authors are sharing, check the Facebook group.

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.


Snow in Italian

Mille grazie to Rebecca Traduce, who brought Kurt and Jake’s second novel into Italian. This second installment of their story is currently available for preorder at Dreamspinner.  Una Nevicata in Montagna comes out November 11, in your favorite ebook formats.

Thank you also to Dreamspinner, for having my forest ranger-skier boys translated into Italian (and French and Spanish, and soon, German.)

SnowontheMountainITLGSeguito di Un incendio in montagna
Serie Le montagne, Libro 2

Neve bianchissima, piste perfette ed eleganti hotel attirano gli sciatori esperti e i ricchi nell’esclusivo resort sciistico di Wapiti Creek, ma per Jake Landon e Kurt Carlson l’attrazione è il lavoro. Sciatore principiante, Jake deve gestire una piccola seggiovia ma Kurt ha paura di dover spalare neve tutto l’inverno. Insegnare in una scuola di sci privata è il lavoro dei suoi sogni, ma gli attira le risatine e le strane occhiate dei loro nuovi amici.

Per tutta l’estate Jake e Kurt sono stati da soli in mezzo alla natura. Se Jake voleva nascondere la sua sessualità, non importava. Adesso devono gestire la loro relazione in pubblico, dove i gemelli di cinque anni che hanno adottato Jake come loro compagno di sciate sono una scocciatura, così come il ragazzo delle squadre di pattuglia che ha una cotta per lui. Possibili amici, colleghi sleali e i pericoli della montagna potrebbero voler dire la fine della storia tra Kurt e Jake, ma il pericolo più grande sono loro stessi.

Racconto breve omaggio: Vischio in montagna

Jake non ha idea di cosa regalare a Kurt per il loro primo Natale insieme. Sa che quello che Kurt desidera di più non è qualcosa che s’incarta.

Preorder at Dreamspinner, to be delivered November 11, 2014

Anyone for audio? Finn Sterling will read you Fire on the Mountain

Fire audio coverWho’s ready for seven hours of listening to Jake Landon trying to cope with his way-too-tempting ranger partner Kurt?

Fire on the Mountain is now out in audio, for your listening pleasure. Finn Marlow really gets Jake’s worries and moods, and heh, I’m really looking forward to hearing what he does for the commando scene. Great voice for this story! For this series–because Dreamspinner is bringing the other Mountain books to audio.

Get your audio book from Dreamspinner, Amazon, or from Audible!

Que bella: on the Dreamspinner Coming Soon page

FireontheMountainITLGJake and Kurt are back, this time in Italian! Find it at our favorite mm publisher, Dreamspinner.

Serie Le montagne, Libro 1

Prendersi una pausa dallo studio, godersi le Colorado Rockies e spegnere un incendio ogni tanto: questo è tutto ciò che Jake Landon si aspettava quando aveva deciso di fare il ranger. Avrebbe avuto come compagno un vecchio montanaro, avrebbero fatto dei giri di ricognizione su una jeep, scambiato poche parole, e il montanaro sarebbe stato tutto tranne che attraente. Un parco nazionale è abbastanza grande da nascondere il segreto di Jake, che ha deciso di passare il suo tempo libero a pescare.

Se non fosse che il vecchio montanaro si rivela Kurt Carlson: competente, sicuro di sé e con parecchia esperienza. Per non parlare del fatto che è giovane, bello, amichevole, e considera i vestiti un optional quando si sta in mezzo alla natura insieme a un altro uomo. Condividere il piccolo rifugio con quella tentazione vivente mette a dura prova la resistenza di Jake: gli sta inviando dei segnali oppure è il comportamento abituale di Kurt? E come reagirebbe Kurt se scoprisse che il suo nuovo partner ha intenzione di occuparsi di incendi di tutt’altra natura? Jake è terrorizzato perché, qualsiasi cosa succeda, dovranno vivere insieme per cinque mesi.

Tra i due ranger ci sono abbastanza scintille da far andare a fuoco gli alberi, ma servirà un inferno di fiamme per far ammettere a Jake e Kurt la passione che divampa tra loro.

Racconto breve omaggio: Tra le montagne.

Molto prima di incontrare Jake, Kurt Carlson scalava lo Yosemite con il suo migliore amico, Benji. Dopo che un temporale li blocca durante la scalata sul muro di El Capitan, Kurt deve accettare che la loro amicizia non è quello che pensava.

It’s the strangest thing to know that here’s a book I wrote, in a form that I can’t read, but that inspires me to learn a new language.

For the Italian readers: find it here.