A – Z |Set Up

For my S, I read Set Up (On Call) by P.D. Singer that I picked up for free through Smashwords Authors Give Back sale.

It’s short and sweet and just right for what my poor brain can handle right now – cute and funny. It’s about cars and a dentist LOL. I know absolutely nothing about cars. I don’t have a drivers license and I can at the most tell you what colour our car is, and maybe the colour of the cars of some of the people closest to me, but far from all. And I’d rather go to the gynaecologist than the dentist if I had to pick one right now.

But despite cars and dentists, I enjoyed this is a sweet romcom, and if that’s what you’re in the mood for, you should check it out. It’s only 31 pages long, but Terry manages to embarrass himself quite a few times during that short time and still get the guy. Cute!

Watch out for coleslaw and tinfoil, though.

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Set Up

“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.


A-Z Title Challenge 2020

A – All I See

B – Bearly Dating

C – Champagne Kisses

D – The Dark Horse

E – Everybody in the Place

F

G – A Gentle Shove of Human Kindness

H – Howl

I – I Will Meet You at Asphodel’s Pit

J

K

L – Landslide

M

N

O – Out For Delivery

P – Purrfect Harmony

Q – Quill Me Now

R

S – Set Up

T

U

V

W – Words

X – Xavier

Y

Z

I started a Pinterest board for M/M books sorted by title, if you need help finding a title on a certain letter.

 

Music Monday | Elevator Pitch

Are you Spotify listeners? I listen to Spotify quite often (all the time). I used to write in silence, but when silence got harder to come by, I started writing with music in my ears. And I’m always listening to music when I do the dishes and most often when I cook unless I have little helpers.

Every so often, I listen the lists Spotify puts together for me from what they think I’ll like. Most often, in my case at least, they get it completely wrong, but sometimes they get it right. It might not surprise you that I’m a lyric person. My husband, who plays the guitar, hears music and cords and melodies when he listens to music, I hear stories.

All it takes is one sentence for my brain to start painting pictures, to create scenes, to wish I could’ve come up with that specific line. When that happens, I save the song to a list I’ve named Play it Again, Sam. It’s a mix of just about everything you can imagine, but every song on there triggers something in me.

One day when I was doing dishes, Spotify played TVA by Jason Isbell. As soon as I was done, I opened Scrivener on my computer and began writing Elevator Pitch.

Now, Elevator Pitch is a short story about a bear shifter and a bat shifter stuck in an elevator. It has nothing to do with a guy who grew up two hours north of Birmingham who used to fish next to Wilson Dam, absolutely nothing. And yet it has.

In the story, we have two shifter guys trapped in a dark room, and in the song, we have a young man who used to bring his girlfriend to watch the racoons. It has nothing to with each other – except they all wanted someone to want them, and the song made me write the story.

It’s ‘only’ 11k long, but it’s dear to me.


elevator pitch

Bjorn Ritter only wants one thing—to live his life away from nosey, demanding bears. That’s easier said than done when you’re the son of the female running the Bayside Bear Community.

Cecil Baxter might be a bat, but he grew up away from shifter communities and he’s doing his best to continue to keep his distance. Shifters aren’t an accepting bunch and Cecil has never fit the norm.

Already facing a dreaded meeting with his mother, the last thing Bjorn needs is a stranger using his elevator to escape a pack of werewolves. And Cecil, who’s day just seems to be getting worse and worse, could really do without the added stress of finding himself trapped in an elevator with a huge bear shifter.

Still, what could go wrong in three minutes?

Coming June 6th

Memorial Day Weekend Sale

Memorial Day weekend sale

On Monday, it’s Memorial Day, and to celebrate JMS-Books is having a weekend sale where all ebooks are 40% off. The cool thing – there are a lot of cool things, but from an egocentric perspective – both Elevator Pitch and Crazy Joe are up for pre-order!

My release schedule is pretty full (not that I’m complaining) the coming weeks, and I’m a little behind on posting about the coming stories since Black Bird just was published. But, today I’ve made pages for both Elevator Pitch and Crazy Joe where you can read a little excerpt, and here you can see the covers and blurbs.

All my books published through JMS-Books are 40% off until Monday.


elevator pitch

Bjorn Ritter only wants one thing – to live his life away from nosey, demanding bears. That’s easier said than done when you’re the son of the female running the Bayside Bear Community. Cecil Baxter might be a bat, but he grew up away from shifter communities and he’s doing his best to continue to keep his distance. Shifters aren’t an accepting bunch and Cecil has never fit the norm.

Already facing a dreaded meeting with his mother, the last thing Bjorn needs is a stranger using his elevator to escape a pack of werewolves. And Cecil, whose day just seems to be getting worse and worse, could really do without the added stress of finding himself trapped in an elevator with a huge bear shifter.

Still, what could go wrong in three minutes?

Read an excerpt.

Release date: June 6


Crazy Joe

Abe Cooper is starting over. For fifteen years he’s lived the life that was expected of him, but not anymore. He’s packed up his things, bought himself a cabin in Northfield, and managed to secure a job at the local high school teaching gym and coaching the football team. But his new beginning didn’t include running into Crazy Joe on his first trip to the grocery store.

Jonas Raghnall has everything he needs—good friends and a job he loves. He’s worked hard to get over what happened sixteen years ago, but one run-in with his past and all the memories come flooding back. Seeing Abe Cooper, The Abe Cooper, sets everything out of balance.

Abe had pictured a fresh start with no ties to his past, but now that Jonas is there, he wants nothing more than to be close to the man who had butterflies filling his belly when he was in high school. Jonas doesn’t want to come face to face with his past, but if he sees Abe every day, it’s not really meeting up with your past, is it? It’s more like a date with your future.

Read an excerpt.

Release date: June 20