Thursday, November 1, 2012

Fall in Love Blog Hop

So the purpose of this blog hop is to "talk about new books or authors we have fallen in love with this year."

Now you all know that I don't typically read m/m as a rule, and that I don't have much time for reading in general. What does that mean? Well, usually it means that if I *do* happen to pick up an m/m book, it's an established author whose work I am familiar with and know I can count on.

That being said...this year, two of my friends jumped into the industry. Tom Webb - writing as T.A. Webb, and Danny Johns, writing as Daniel B. Johns.

Tom's debut came in the form of a collaboration with established Author Laura Harner, called "Deep Blues Goodbye." Well, it's not his debut, actually - that was "Back Up" - and It's Raining Men Round Robin Story, but I must confess I haven't read that one yet.

I have read "Deep Blues Goodbye," and loved it. You can read my review of it here.

I'm anxiously (read: fanboyishly) awaiting the release of his first solo work, "Second Chances."

Here's the blurb: Mark Jennings is at a crossroads. His finance job in the Atlanta nonprofit scene stresses him out, his mother is dying, and his relationship with Brian Jacobs has crashed and burned. He needs a distraction, some way to relax, and a massage seems like just the thing. He never expected his massage therapist, Antonio Roberto, to become his best friend.

Despite their differences—Antonio is a divorced single father—the two men forge a firm friendship that weathers Mark’s reconciliation with Brian and Antonio’s questionable taste in women. Over the years, Antonio remains constant in his support, though others in Mark’s life come and go through a revolving door.

When a young boy runs away from the group home where he works, Mark finds another door opening. Through it all he holds on to the things his loved ones taught him—about family, about friends and lovers, about life and death. Most importantly, he realizes that sometimes the greatest gift of all is a second chance.

Now, Danny's story, "Mirrors in the Attic", will be featured in the "Winter Heat Anthology" from It's Raining Men, but it's not out until 11/19. (***UPDATE:  When I scheduled this post, 11/19 was the date I'd been given. But happily there's a NEW RELEASE DATE OF 11/2!!***) I encourage you to check it out. (I'll add links at some point if it goes live or pre-order anywhere!)

Here's the blurb: My name is Stanley Nelson and I am a psychic working with the Boston Police. My notoriety comes from a voice in my head. When evil threatens my life I run to free the only person who can help me, Luchien. Along the way, I meet Deke Bridges, a Nantucket handyman who harbors a secret that ties us together. Will good win out over evil? Can love survive no matter what the cost?

So there you have it - two fabulous new voices in the m/m industry!

For my prize today, I'm offering up a $25 Amazon Gift Certificate. You can use it to buy these new titles, or any you like!

To enter, just leave a comment below with your e-mail. (Please, please, please be sure to include your e-mail - that's the way you'll get your prize!)


****PLEASE BE AWARE:  I write GLBTQ romance. GLBTQ stands for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer. This means my works feature same sex relationships AND same sex sexual acts. If winning that kind of a book isn't your cup of tea, kindly pass on to the next blog in the hop and leave the spot open for someone else. Thank you.****


  1. I've heard good things about Second Chances. I'm going to have to check that one out.


  2. Second Chances sounds good.


  3. Thank you for the giveaway!
    Kayla Prada

  4. Count me in please!

    moonsurfer123 at gmail dot com

  5. Sounds great please count me in.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  6. Hi! Thank you for the blog hop and the giveaway. Second chances sounds great, its going on my tbr list.

  7. Thanks for the hop and giveaway. I don't know what I would buy, but I enjoy all kinds of romance: love is love.

  8. Both sound good,count me in please.

  9. Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. Thank you Danny! My book is actually out now, and receiving some great notices. Oh, and the IRM Anthology with Danny Johns and me and a host of wonderful writers? Will now be released November 2nd!!!

    You are the best!


  11. SECOND CHANCES does look very appealing--I'll have to check it out!


  12. For a while there, I thought that T.A. Webb was a pseudonym for NA author Tamara Webber!

  13. I've heard good things about Second Chances. I'm going to have to check that one out.

  14. Sounds like a good read.

  15. Want to read Second Chances, thanks.

  16. Sounds great and awesome giveaway!!

  17. This is great giveaway. I'm especially interested in Second Chances. Please count me in, thank you!

    brendurbanist at gmail dot com

  18. Please count me in. Thanks!


  19. I always look forward to your giveaways ;)


  20. Second Chances sounds really good!

    Jyl22075 at gmail dot com

  21. Thank you for the giveaway!


  22. Both of these sound really good! Thanks for offering the giveaway!
    deedee [at] grifmail [dot] com

  23. I will definitely check them out.

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

  24. I haven't heard of Second Chances. I'm going to check it out. Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. Love stopping by. I always find something new! Thanks for being on the hop.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  26. Great recommendations! Definitely going to check them out :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  27. Thank you for a wonderful post and a great giveaway! :)

    songbird1613 at yahoo dot com

  28. I have a T A Webb book loaded on my nook and will be reading in the next couple of days... I have heard a lot about this author :)

    I am one those readers who is all over the board on what I read and I have an open mind to everything ...

    Thanks for sharing the post, hope to be back after I am done let ya know


  29. Mirrors in the Attic sounds particularly appealing to me. Thanks for the intro to two new to me authors.

  30. Thank you so much for the giveaway! ^.^

  31. Thank you for the amazing giveaway! I've heard good things about both of these books! I'm a follower.

    Molly at reviewsbymolly dot com

  32. Thanks for the chance to win.

  33. Thanks for being in the hop!

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

  34. Thanks for the great suggestions!
    mawmom at gmail dot com

  35. Oh! I got TA's book and am so excited to read it. It's next on my never ending list. LOL... It looks very promising indeed. and that cover.. just hot! lol..

    ooh, all I need to get now is Winter Heat. ;) Looks like it will be a good one. many congrats to your friends. heh, I think I myself, have found two new authors! \o/

    If the contest is still open, please count me in. :)


  36. Hi! I'm a fellow GLBTQ from sunny Singapore *waves rainbow flag* and I'm so glad to come to know of your blog through this blog hop!

    Thanks for sharing your recommendations and for a chance to participate in your giveaway!


  37. Am just learning to appreciate m/m stories. Thanks for being part of the hop.

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at

  38. Both sounds great thank you for sharing. My tbr list is definitely growing.

  39. Thanks for the giveaway (:


  40. These books sound great!
    Thanks for the giveaway :)
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

  41. Thank you for the chance!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  42. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

  43. Thank you so much!
    sena.sagani at gmail dot com

  44. Thanks for being a part of the hop! I hope that you had a great weekend and have a good week ahead! sounds and looks like awesome books!
    jessangil at gmail dot com

  45. thanks for the giveaway!

    maybe31 at

  46. They both sound like wonderful reads! I will definitely have to check them out. Thank you for sharing. And also, thank you for the giveaway. :)
    trb0917 at

  47. The books sound great! And thanks for the cool and simple giveaway.

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

  48. They both sound so great :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  49. count me in pls,,i want to read this bookx..
    thanks for the giveaway..

    icha09 at gmail dot com

  50. ooh these are interesting, but I think Second Chances is the top of my list :) Thanks for sharing so I could look them up asap! New reads here I come haha

    Thanks for the giveaway


  51. Oh~ I'm always looking for new m/m! Thank you for sharing these titles with us~ and how awesome that your friends are breaking into the genre! Thanks for another lovely giveaway!

    MostlyMisha AT gmail DOT com