Tuesday, May 7, 2013

I'm Giving Away Four Signed Paperback Copies of A Casual Weekend Thing!

Today I had one of those Why didn't I write a novel I can tell my conservative family and neighbors about? moments—on an international level. All because of giveaways. Giveaways seem to be the thing to do when you jump into publishing for the first time. Blog tours are lots of work and require a lack of shyness, so that was out. I have enough trouble updating this once every couple months. But I finally signed up for a Goodreads account! I thought it might be my giveaway salvation.

I sat there looking at Goodreads giveaways all morning, rehashing warnings about giving m/m erotic stories away to people who a) might be minors, although there's a check box that might, theoretically, prevent minors from entering, or b) might be horrified to receive a book that includes explicit sex between men. (I've watched my dear sister-in-law go through the list and click on absolutely everything without looking at the cover art, much more reading the blurbs, so I know it happens...)

I had this horrible premonition that anyone who won it through such a huge venue probably wouldn't even want to read it. I chickened out.

So I'm giving away four signed paperback copies on here instead! I'm announcing the contest on a couple of m/m oriented groups, and adding notes to my free stories, in hopes that the free copies will go to people who will enjoy them. 

Here's the Official Blurb:

Doug Heavy Runner left the life of an openly gay Miami police officer and returned to his home on the Salish-Kootenai Indian Reservation when his mother got sick. In the two years since she passed, he’s carved out an empty life as a small-town deputy, relying on out-of-town one-night stands to keep him sane. Then he meets Detective Christopher Hayes, and they share a wild night so incredible Doug breaks his own rule and allows a one-night stand to grow into a weekend of amazing sex.

When Christopher travels from San Diego to Montana to deal with his abusive brother’s suicide, he doesn’t expect to find the man he spent the weekend with to be handling his brother’s case. He certainly doesn’t mind spending more time with Doug—but then an arsonist destroys the house Christopher inherited from his brother, and Christopher and Doug discover they are the primary suspects.

As they investigate, they discover Christopher’s dead brother has set them on the trail of a psychotic pedophile who will stop at nothing to silence his last victim. However, the search for the victim goes horribly wrong, leaving Doug hospitalized and Christopher at the mercy of the killer….

The contest will be open until 8:00 PM PST May 31st, 2013.


  1. To enter, leave a comment on THIS post with a valid email address. 
  2. By entering, you're stating that you are at least 18 years of age. Seriously, it's illegal to send porn to minors, and I think this book counts. (If it doesn't count as porn, I'll just try harder next time;)

  3. Winners will be selected by the time-honored tradition of assigning every comment a number and drawing four from a Santa hat.

  4. Winners will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to reply and tell me where they would like their copy sent.


  1. I came over from FP to enter.
    Love Demon Child by the way, its a great novel.

  2. First of all, I'll welcome your porn :-P
    This story sounds like pure adrenalin rushing action!! YES!!! I Love It! I'll gladly take one of those books off your hands. :-D Thanks for the giveaway! And Congrats on your soon to be new release. I wish you TONS of sales!

    zeoanne at gmail dot com

  3. Count me in please :)


  4. Ooh, mystery and mm, what a great combo! And setting it in Montana, not a bastion of gay culture for sure (I too live in the mountain west). I'm well over 18 and would be thrilled to win.


  5. Doug Heavy Runner is a very interesting name. I'd like to read more about him. I hope is story counts as porn. Thank you!

  6. Free things you say? Well sign me up! My email address is ariel800@gmail.com
    It would be nice to see somebody with a Miamia background.

  7. Ummm, a story with mystery/suspense, detectives and m/m? I'm so for it. Please count me in.

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  8. Just gotta mention, half the romance novels today probably qualify as porn... But I'd love some with a couple hot guys! :D


  9. Loved your book! You can find the review here

  10. Sounds intense, but hot and intriguing!


  11. Sounds gripping. As for the claims of porn, well, you know what they say, we'll know it when we see(read) it. Guess we'll just all have to buy this one if we don't win it and see for ourselves. ;)

    I hope you enjoy your pub day (no matter if your conservative family and neighbors know or not) and may it be a terrific success for you. Thanks for the giveaway!

    caroaz [at] ymail [dot] com

  12. love Grafitti so much! St(dot)fx(at)hotmail(dot)com!

  13. Good luck with your first published book - very exciting!
    The blurb sounds good so count me in the comp please

    Littlesuze at hotmail dot com

  14. I just commented on your post over at GR, but here I am, too:)
    I really would like to read your book, so please count me in!
    In case luck will choose my number, I also have a US address.

    anke_gabriel at yahoo dot com

  15. Hi, I'd love to read this too! Sounds intriguing.

    Felfaber at googlemail dot com

  16. Heya, I found you on FP and I'm absolutely hooked on Graffiti. I adore your characters :) And I like this sexually deviant Seattle billionaire a lot better than others that float the literary world out there ;) Congrats on the release of your book! I'm curious to find out if it's just as addictive...

    Happy writing!

    fran dot schmidt at gmx dot net

  17. After reading the reviews on your new book, I'd love to win it.
    My email address is andreanow1999 at yahoo.com

  18. hi, I really love your stories, especially demon child. I'v read about your contest - but can you also enter if you're from europe? just in case I'll leave my mail addresse here :)

    urbiturbi at gmx dot net

    1. Throughout Europe, I suspect is fine, yeah. It really boils down to where shipping companies deliver to. Fair warning, though! If, by chance, winners are in an out of the way place where DHL and FedEx don't deliver, an ebook substitute might be the only solution.

  19. I loved Graffiti in it's entirety so I'm hoping I'll win the contest be sent your new book that'll no doubt be ten-times more awesome. I've only skimmed the summary for that very reason; I don't want to crave it before I can get my hands on it:D

    P.S. Can I post multiple times to increase my chance of winning?

    1. P.s.s Humsini dot giomon at gmail dot com

  20. Congrats on your new release! I came across this new release on Amazon, and quickly added it to my gotta have list before I even read about your giveaway. I have lived my entire life living in either Washington, Idaho and Montana and Alaska, and I love that your book takes place in the Salish-Kootenai Indian Reservation. I love the premise of your story and eager to read it.
    Wishing you all the best, and continued success!

    pomma @akwolf.com

    1. Oh my, another person Montana person! Now I'm afraid I'm probably going to disappoint you. I ended up making up a fictional town that is an eclectic mix of Kalispell, Hotspings, and Polson. Ronan and Missoula both get a big cameo, though:)

    2. A.J.
      I am never disappointed as I enjoy all books that I read... No worries...lol. I love the whole entire northwest, and if it wasn't rich in it's diversity I wouldn't enjoy it so much...*S* I'm not a reader who has to have dead on facts, as everyone, including authors and readers have their own perceptions of perfection. It's all good to me....lol
      Thank you for responding!

  21. Truly enjoyed ACWT - it's gritty and dark, yet manages to keep you on the edge of your seat and rooting for Chris and Doug amidst all the swirling drama. The reaction of the FBI agent to Chris, Doug and Ray's detective work is quite entertaining. Would love to have a copy to add to my bookshelf.



  22. just finished reading "Casual Weekend Thing" ....it's 4am and I have to get my kids up for school in three hours, but I don't care cause it was AWESOME! Please please please write a second book about Chris and Doug! I would love a copy of the book! Can't wait to check out your other books.



  23. AJ, My name is Megan Strickland and I am a reporter for the Valley Journal on the Flathead Indian Reservation. I would like to interview you about this book, if possible.

    Megan Strickland


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