Stay Sane During the Social Isolation

Are you wondering how you will endure the isolation? Some of us are doing pretty well with it, some are going stir crazy. These last few days, I’ve seen a lot of posts on social media about how extroverts are suffering – I get that. Had the recommendations been the opposite and we were forced to stay in crowds at all times, I’d be a wreck by now.

But as long as you have access to the internet, the world isn’t that far away. So drag some people together and have an online party. It can be one where you open a bottle of wine and chat away with your closest friends or a more (sober) public one.

Join an Online Party

magazinesIf you feel that you need some social interaction, hop on over to M/M Book Rec on Facebook. They’re celebrating hitting 10.000 members and right now there’s a 10 Days of Giveaways Event running. 100 authors and other people in the business post a little something about themselves and do a giveaway where you are to comment with either an image, a recommendation, or something else. All giveaways run to the 30th of March so you can jump in on them all the way up till then.

I will run a giveaway on the 28th.

giveaway MM Book Rec

Read

Every author I know is trying to do something to help take the mind off the virus and the financial worry many are dealing with right now. It’s not easy, but reading helps you escape reality for a while, so stock up on books.

This week over 60 titles are free over JMS-Books so you still have a couple of days to grab those you find interesting. My contribution is Nine Stones, and you can get it here. And while you’re over at JMS, scroll down to the bottom and sign up for their newsletter. There will be a time after the virus where books still will be released, and by signing up, you’ll get the latest news.

Form yesterday and all the way up to April 20th, Smashwords is having an Authors Give Back Sale. You can get books for 30% off, 60% off, and some will be free. Here are links to my books that are in the sale:

30% off

Turning Woods

Pine Tree Mary

Nine Stones

The Maddest of Men 

The Lords of Lettuce 

Jaeger’s Lost and Found

It Doesn’t Translate

60% off

Legendary Love Vol 1

Buried Desires 3

Buried Desires 2

Buried Desires 1

The Snowflake

Once Around Seven

Once in the Underworld

Once in May

Once in a Forest

Once in a Snowstorm

The Deadly Sugar Collection

Deadly Lies

Deadly Sugar

Free

Seasons of Love

Never Too Late

Love Unlocked

Do a Reading Challenge

A rainbow square of book coversI like reading challenges. If you do too, you can find loads of them in the Goodreads M/M Romance Group, or you can join me in an A – Z Title challenge or why not Read a Rainbow where you pick books by the colour of their covers.

I’m a Pinterest kind of girl, so I’ve made a board called Read a Rainbow where I’ve sorted books by the colour of their cover. I also have boards for Titles and Character Names (if you want to do an A – Z Character Name Challenge).

So those are my suggestions, and yes I do realise they’re all book-related, but what did you expect? LOL

Or, you can do what I do right now, and plan your garden (if you have one) because like Marcus Tullius Cicero said:

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.

Read an Ebook Week Sale

Right now, Smashwords is having their Read an Ebook Week Sale!

books Last I checked, there were more than 55.000 discounted books. Cool, ey? And while I can’t see how many of those that are LGBT, I through the offering was pretty good. (Just click ‘Read an Ebook Week Sale’ on the front page, and then scroll down to ‘Gay & Lesbian Fiction’ on the right side, and you’ll see all the books)

I’m terrible when it comes to sales. Either I buy loads of books that I then leave in my online library and forget I own or I tell myself that I’ll buy the books I want later. Then the next day I tell myself the same thing, and before you know it, the sale is over. But, when that happens, I at least don’t buy books only to forget about them.

I have a few stories in the sale, and they’ll stay in till March 7 when the sale ends.

Happy reading!

End of the Year Sales

Merry Christmas, everyone! There aren’t many days left of this year, of this decade, in fact. I’m perfectly fine with another year gone by, but thinking in ten-year chunks does scare me a bit, I have to admit. Not that I fear getting older, but ten more years and the kids will be on their way out of the house, and where does that leave me?

But, I’m not posting here today to speculate about where I’ll be in 2030, I wanted to let you know that, as always, when we’re coming to the end of the year, there will be some book sales.

Right now there are two different sales running, a Holiday Sale over at JMS-Books, and Smashwords End Of The Year Sale. So if you want some books to read over the holidays, you’ll find mine here:

Holiday Sale at JMS-books, ends on the 26th

Holiday sale

Cup o’ Sugar – 40% off

Jaeger’s Lost and Found – 40% off

Legendary Loves (anthology) – 40% off

Nine Stones – 40% off

Pine Tree Mary – 40% off

Turning Wood – 40% off

Smashwords End of Year Sale, ends on January 1st

25% off

Jaeger’s Lost and Found – 25% off

Nine Stones – 25% off

Pine Tree Mary – 25% off

50% off

Turning wood – 50% off

It Doesn’t Translate – 50% off

The Maddest of Men – 50% off

The Lords of Lettuce – 50% off

Legendary Loves Vol 1 – 50% off

Silent Woods – 50% off

Summer Bigger Than Others – 50% off

Love Unlocked – 50% off

Never Too Late – 50% off

Seasons of Love – 50% off

He Melted Us – 50% off

Buried Desires 1 – 50% off

Deadly Sugar (Deadly Sugar 1) – 50% off

Buried Desires 2 – 50% off

Deadly Lies (Deadly Sugar 2) – 50% off

Deadly Sugar Collection – 50% off

Buried Desires 3 – 50% off

The Snowflake – 50% off

Once in a Snowstorm (Nortown 1) – 50% off

Once in a Forest (Nortown 2) – 50% off

Once in May (Nortown 3) – 50% off

Once in the Underworld (Nortown 4) – 50% off

Once Around Seven (Nortown 5) – 50% off

100% off

From All of Us to All of You – 100% off

Dazzle Me – 100% off

The Empty Egg (Nortown 2.5) – 100% off

Happy Endings (Nortown 3.5) – 100% off

Just Words (Nortown 4.5) – 100% off

Honey Baked (Nortown 5.5) – 100% off

Falling Through – 100% off

Trapped – 100% off

Happy shopping!