Thursday, 15 June 2017

Anthem of the Sea Release Details




Next Tuesday – 20th June – is the general release date for my novel Anthem of the Sea. The book will be available in all ebook formats as well as paperback. I’ll post an updated list of links when the book goes live. I’m also embarking on a blog tour to promote the release. Across the week I’ll be appearing at the following venues:



20th June 
ARRA https://australianromancereaders.wordpress.com/


21st June               

22nd June              
Because Two Men Are Better Than One https://becausetwomenarebetterthanone.com/

23rd June                        



Many thanks to all the blog owners who are hosting this.

If you can’t wait till Tuesday and want to get started on the book this weekend, don’t forget you can get an early download direct from Pride Publishing RIGHT HERE.



It’s been a busy few weeks and there’s no sign of anything slacking off. I’m about 17,000 words into writing Anthem 3. As many of you know I do most of my writing longhand so it’s a slow process but definitely worth it. I love where the final part of the trilogy is going. This weekend is also my wedding anniversary, so as well as celebrating the release of Anthem of the Sea, I’ll be celebrating 11 years of marriage. July is looking to be quite hectic. We’ve got some home renovation work coming up that’s expected to last three weeks. The work is long overdue but will have a significant impact on my process with Anthem 3. I need peace, quiet and order to write best. I can’t see living in a building site being conducive to that. The local coffee shops might be sick of the sight of me by the end of it.

Until next time xxxx

Friday, 2 June 2017

Release Blitz: Doctor's Orders by Lucy Felthouse


Doctor’s Orders by Lucy Felthouse Now Available in Audiobook Format! #audiobook #audible #gay #romance #kink

Lucy Felthouse’s M/M erotic romance novella, Doctor’s Orders, is now available in audiobook format. Narrated by voice artist Peter Revel-Walsh, you can now listen to this kinky BDSM tale on the go!



Doctor’s Orders Blurb:

Hospital porter Aaron Miller isn’t expecting a very exciting birthday. He and his doctor boyfriend, Blake Colville, are working opposite shifts, leaving Aaron to go home to an empty house and the prospect of another shift the following day. Just as he’s leaving work, however, an unexpected sexy encounter in a supply cupboard leaves him feeling in a much more celebratory mood. And an impending dirty weekend away with Blake just puts the icing on the non-existent cake. But who needs cake when you’re dating a dominant doctor?

Audio links:



*****

Author Bio:

Lucy Felthouse is the award-winning author of erotic romance novels Stately Pleasures (named in the top 5 of Cliterati.co.uk’s 100 Modern Erotic Classics That You’ve Never Heard Of, and an Amazon bestseller), Eyes Wide Open (winner of the Love Romances Café’s Best Ménage Book 2015 award, and an Amazon bestseller) and The Persecution of the Wolves. Including novels, short stories and novellas, she has over 160 publications to her name. She owns Erotica For All, and is one eighth of The Brit Babes. Find out more about her writing at http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk, or on Twitter or Facebook. Sign up for automatic updates on Amazon or BookBub. Subscribe to her newsletter and get a free eBook: http://www.subscribepage.com/lfnewsletter



Release blitz hosted by Writer Marketing Services.

Friday, 19 May 2017

The Men of Silent Voices


As Silent Voices was released last week, I thought I’d do something different today and give readers an insight into the main characters and what makes them so special to me.


Josh Jackson is the protagonist. The guy who gets the story going. Josh is an independent business man who runs a successful restaurant called The Cellar Steps. There’s a lot of me in Josh’s character. He’s the kind of man I’d like to be in another life. If I hadn’t gotten into writing and criminal justice, The Cellar Steps is exactly the kind of business I would like. He’s a smart guy and loyal to his friends and family. His concern for his young cousin is the spark that starts the book. Josh has a very clear sense of right and wrong and once he uncovers the misdeeds at the heart of the story, he’s has a steely determination to put things right. Blond, good-looking, caring and clever – Josh might just be the perfect guy.




The other main character is Ed Brolin. Dedicated and smart, Ed’s a journalist whose work has taken him all over the world, always moving and following the action. Ed’s investigation into the owners of Winterstone Grange brings him in contact with Josh, who happens to be looking for his missing cousin at the same time. The attraction on both sides is instant, but Ed doesn’t let romance get in the way of his quest for the truth. Like Josh, I fell completely in love with Ed while writing Silent Voices. His rugged, dark good-looks and green eyes get me excited even now. I loved writing about him, especially the love scenes with Josh, which are very hot.


It’s always fun to imagine who would play your characters in a movie version of the story. I’m hard pushed to think of someone for Josh but Ed is easy. James Wolk is an American actor from the TV series Zoo and the later series of Mad Men, and he would be perfect. He’s got the dark good looks and killer smile that would make him a perfect choice for Ed. He’s also off-the-scale sexy. I can’t think of anyone better.






Silent Voices in a sexy, sometimes dark, contemporary thriller, but it was almost a lot darker. I learned something crucial while writing this book. It’s the first story I’ve written without planning it in detail before I started. I knew roughly what I wanted to do but not how I was going to achieve it. As the book moved towards the climax I found it taking me to places I wasn’t comfortable with, forcing me to stop and pull back. I like an edge to my romance but there have to be limits. As a result I ended up changing the last two chapters to something far more satisfying. It was hard work but worth it. I love the way the books ends now. And it taught me a lesson – never start without a detailed plan. Some writers love to make things up as they go along, to see where the characters take them, but that method doesn’t work for me. I prefer to tackle the big problems upfront, at the planning stage, and make the writing process a more enjoyable task.


Check out the book and see what you think.



Pride Publishing: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/silent-voices

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XXH9T1N/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1491562233&sr=8-3&keywords=thom+collins

Amazon USA: https://www.amazon.com/Silent-Voices-Thom-Collins-ebook/dp/B06XXH9T1N/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1491562407&sr=8-3&keywords=thom+collins

KOBO: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/silent-voices-15


Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/silent-voices-thom-collins/1126168330;jsessionid=5F7489723C6FD83BD2A1910F02E6693C.prodny_store02-atgap09?ean=9781786515605

Friday, 12 May 2017

PRE ORDER ANTHEM OF THE SEA

You can pre-order Anthem of the Sea from today.



An ocean of possibility. For love, revenge and murder.

Daniel Blake, a handsome young singer, boards the Atlantic Anthem in Portugal for the final voyage of her maiden season. The state-of-the-art ship is the jewel in the Royal Atlantic cruise fleet. For Daniel, a one-time boy band member and TV talent show winner, it’s an honor to perform aboard such a vessel. Daniel loves the freedom and adventure of the sea. He began his solo career as a cruise ship entertainer and returning to the ocean as a headline act brings him full circle. He isn’t looking for love.

Neither is comedian Elijah Mann. Working at sea has given Elijah’s career the boost it desperately needed. Often considered too good-looking and sexy to be funny, work has been hard to come by since his TV show was canceled. With a potential new career opening up, he must remain focused. But when Elijah meets Daniel the attraction is mutual and instant. As the ship sets sail for England they have three days to get to know each other. Elijah can’t let that opportunity pass.

The voyage home is far from smooth. Also on board is a figure from Daniel’s past. A man who’s been holding a grudge for years, waiting for his moment. As a storm builds in the North Atlantic, Daniel and Elijah discover that the trip of a lifetime could be their last.

Pre-Order: 9th May
Early Download: 23rd May
General Release: 20th June

 PRE ORDER IT HERE:  Pride Publishing

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

RELEASE DAY: SILENT VOICES

My erotic thriller Silent Voices is on general release from today.



A desire for justice as strong as their passion for each other.

Concerned about the welfare of his young cousin, Josh Jackson, a restaurant owner, traces the boy to Winterstone Grange, a gated manor deep in the country. Miles from anywhere, the protected walls of this stately house conceal dark secrets. Josh’s search brings him into contact with Ed Brolin, a handsome journalist who has spent weeks investigating the secrets of the Grange and its owner. Ray Armstrong is a wealthy business man with influential connections in Parliament and the police. Ed knows exactly what goes on at the Grange but without evidence, he hasn’t got a story.

Drawn together by instant attraction and a powerful hunger for justice, Josh and Ed are determined to expose the sordid secrets of the grange despite the risks it poses. Josh has never met a man like Ed before—so strong, determined and masculine. Falling in love is easy. But they’ll have to put their emotions aside if they’re going to give a voice to all the silent victims of Winterstone Grange.



EXTRACT:

Josh Jackson didn’t worry when his cousin failed to come home. It was Saturday night and Kevin was eighteen. Josh wasn’t about to impose a curfew on the kid. Neither was he going to babysit. Kevin was old enough to take care of himself.

Josh checked Kevin’s room when he came home from work at one o’clock. The spare bed hadn’t been made since Kevin had gotten out of it that morning and yesterday’s clothes were all over the floor—discarded jeans with his boxers still inside them, a scruffy T-shirt and a pair of dirty socks. The smell of the socks hit him from the doorway. Despite the reek of cheap deodorant and aftershave filling the room, the socks were pungent. Teenagers. Josh wasn’t about to tidy up after him so he left things as they were, including the damp towel draped over the foot of the bed. The kid was only staying a few nights. If he wanted to live in a mess like that, so be it, so long as he left the place as he’d found it when he moved on.

Josh shut the door and went to bed. He wished his cousin luck. If the boy wanted to get laid, he’d rather he did it somewhere else. It was bad enough that Josh’s lodger, Bobby, regarded the place as a Grindr pit stop, without his cousin treating it like a knocking shop, too.

Josh read for a while and half-listened for the sound of Kevin coming home, but eventually fell asleep.

He wasn’t overly concerned in the morning to find Kevin’s room just as he’d left it, though by now it smelled considerably worse. The fancy fragrances had worn off and all that remained was the fetid odor of teenage sweat and damp towel. So, he stayed out all night. Good on him. Josh had been a teenager once, a horny one at that, so he could totally relate. Kevin wouldn’t get the chance to fuck around much when he was at home. His mother had very rigid views on that. It wouldn’t have mattered whether Kevin had turned out straight or gay. His mother had raised a good boy and intended to keep him that way.

Kevin will be going back to her in a couple of days. He might as well have fun while the leash is off.

He was a good-looking lad. Josh knew he’d be popular in town. A little baby-faced for his age, but with the family features of blue eyes and blond hair, his fresh twinkie image would attract plenty of attention. He looked a lot like Josh had at that age. Josh had been a slim-looking twink until well into his twenties. It was only in the last few years he’d filled out with muscle and looked more like a man. The beard helped. How grateful he’d been when the ability to grow more than a few wisps of pale chin-fluff finally occurred. He kept it neat with a regular trim, but now that he had grown a beard, he couldn’t ever see himself being without one.

Josh called Kevin’s mobile while waiting for his morning coffee to brew. It rang a few times before going to voicemail. “Hi, it’s me,” he said. “Not checking up on you, I just want to know you’re okay. Give me a ring back, or a text when you get this message. Just to say you’re alive… Otherwise I’ll have to call your mother,” he added jokingly and hung up.

He had bigger concerns than a randy teenager. His restaurant, The Cellar Steps, was short on staff today and fully booked for both lunch and dinner. He’d asked all his remaining staff to come in early to help with the prep and service, which meant getting in even earlier himself. As the owner, it wasn’t necessary, since he employed a manager for the day-to-day running, but Josh believed in setting an example from the top down. That meant rolling up his sleeves when things got tight. He thought about putting a little cash Kevin’s way to help out, if he arrived home in decent time and wasn’t too hung over.

He heard the heavy thud of the newspapers landing in the hall. Perfect timing. A little news and some freshly brewed coffee. A relaxing start to an otherwise hectic day.

Josh sat at the kitchen table with multiple Sunday supplements spread all around him when Bobby stumbled out of his bedroom in just his boxers and a T-shirt, yawning and scratching his belly and balls at the same time. His semi-hard dick waggled in the front of his shorts. Bobby lurched into the bathroom and returned a few minutes later, looking fractionally more awake, minus morning wood.

“Coffee?” Bobby asked. “Okay if I help myself?”

“You know where it is,” Josh said, drawing back from the stench of alcohol that came off him in stale waves. “Jesus, your blood must be one hundred proof.”

“I think I’m still drunk,” Bobby observed. “The hangover hasn’t kicked in yet.”

“I don’t envy you when it does.”

“One cup of this and I’m crawling back beneath the duvet.”

Josh looked at him uncertainly. An idea had just occurred to him. He hoped he was wrong. “I don’t suppose my cousin is under that duvet with you?”

Bobby chuckled, his dark eyes crinkling. “Wouldn’t that be something? He is kinda hot. But little blond cupcakes are not my thing. In Kevin’s case, I could make an exception. Maybe.”

“But did you?”

“Too close to home, bro. The kid’s a cutie but he ain’t worth the earache. I’d never hear the last of it.”

It was some relief. Josh didn’t have a problem with his young cousin fucking around—but with Bobby, no way. His lodger was a good friend but a total slut. Kevin would need a lot more experience under his belt before he was ready for that old hound. “I don’t suppose you do know where he is? He hasn’t been home.”

“He’s between somebody’s sheets, all right. I walked into town with him last night, had a drink and showed him where to go.”

“You left him on his own?”

“No, he left me. I guess I cramped his style. He headed off toward Gala Square with a group of studenty types. He didn’t know how fast to ditch me once he got to talking to people his own age.”

Josh loosened up again. He’d been right about Kevin. He knew what he was doing. A young man in a new city making friends fast. There was nothing to worry about.


BUY LINKS:

Pride Publishing

Amazon UK 

Amazon USA

KOBO 

Barnes and Noble


Friday, 5 May 2017

GETTING AHEAD


Good afternoon everyone. It's been another busy week and I'm looking forward to a laid-back weekend. Kicking off with margaritas and beef tachos with my husband tonight.

I've been working on the fine line edits for Anthem of the Sea, which is due out in June from Pride Publishing. Even better, you’ll be able to pre-order the book from next week. I'll post the link once it goes live. I'm so excited about this one. A lot of work has gone into the book - the first in my Anthem Trilogy. As I've mentioned before the second book is already finished and I’ve just started writing book three. Today in fact. It's important to get this right. I don't want to leave anything to chance so the outline had to be right before I began. It's really exciting. The outline alone got my pulse racing. I’ll be a nervous wreck when I get round to writing the actual scenes.

I'm current writing a number of blog posts to promote Anthem of the Sea in June. Links etc will come once it’s all finalised.

In the mean-time Silent Voices goes on general release next Tuesday. Another exciting day. I've written a blog post for the site Because Two Men Are Better than One. The post should go live on Tuesday HERE

So, as mentioned above, I started the first draft of Anthem 3 this morning. I like to write my first drafts without too much distraction, so have been working ahead to get everything in place for Anthem of the Sea and Silent Voices before I start. Multitasking is not one of my strong points so it takes a lot of advance planning. I’m not one of those writers who can have several projects on the go at one time. I like to focus on one story at a time. And now it’s all about Anthem 3. I can't wait. I’ve loved writing the first two books and want to give the trilogy a very fitting conclusion.




Friday, 28 April 2017

April Update


This is another overdue update, for which I apologise. I don’t have any excuse, other than I’ve been working, but hey, who isn’t busy with work? So what’s going on? The Anthem Trilogy is what. I’m deep into work on this series. Book one is due for release on 20th June and I’m currently doing a final polish on book two. That should be going off to the publisher next week. Then it’s full steam ahead on book three. I’ve already got the characters in place and two thirds of the outline prepared for the final novel in the series. I don’t want to rush it. It’s so important to get this right. If a reader stick with me for three books I want to reward with them with a major climax. I aim to do that with all my stories but the pressure is so much bigger when tying up a trilogy.
I’m currently planning the promotional schedule for Anthem of the Sea and will update you with details of a blog tour in the next couple of weeks.
In the meantime, my novella Silent Voices is currently available for early download from Pride Publishing, ahead of the general release date on May 9th. Silent Voices is a pacy erotic thriller. 20,000 words, so a perfect length to devour in one or two sessions. Anyone who enjoyed Gods of Vengeance is going to love this.


EARLY DOWNLOAD HERE
Blurb:
A desire for justice as strong as their passion for each other.
Concerned about the welfare of his young cousin, Josh Jackson, a restaurant owner, traces the boy to Winterstone Grange, a gated manor deep in the country. Miles from anywhere, the protected walls of this stately house conceal dark secrets. Josh’s search brings him into contact with Ed Brolin, a handsome journalist who has spent weeks investigating the secrets of the Grange and its owner. Ray Armstrong is a wealthy businessman with influential connections in parliament and the police. Ed knows exactly what goes on at the Grange but, without evidence, he hasn’t got a story.
Drawn together by instant attraction and a powerful hunger for justice, Josh and Ed are determined to expose the sordid secrets of the Grange despite the risks. Josh has never met a man like Ed before—so strong, determined and masculine. Falling in love is easy. But they’ll have to put their emotions aside if they’re going to give a voice to all the silent victims of Winterstone Grange.

Extract:


Josh Jackson didn’t worry when his cousin failed to come home. It was Saturday night and Kevin was eighteen. Josh wasn’t about to impose a curfew on the kid. Neither was he going to babysit. Kevin was old enough to take care of himself.
Josh checked Kevin’s room when he came home from work at one o’clock. The spare bed hadn’t been made since Kevin had gotten out of it that morning and yesterday’s clothes were all over the floor—discarded jeans with his boxers still inside them, a scruffy T-shirt and a pair of dirty socks. The smell of the socks hit him from the doorway. Despite the reek of cheap deodorant and aftershave filling the room, the socks were pungent. Teenagers. Josh wasn’t about to tidy up after him so he left things as they were, including the damp towel draped over the foot of the bed. The kid was only staying a few nights. If he wanted to live in a mess like that, so be it, so long as he left the place as he’d found it when he moved on.
Josh shut the door and went to bed. He wished his cousin luck. If the boy wanted to get laid, he’d rather he did it somewhere else. It was bad enough that Josh’s lodger, Bobby, regarded the place as a Grindr pit stop, without his cousin treating it like a knocking shop, too.
Josh read for a while and half-listened for the sound of Kevin coming home, but eventually fell asleep.
He wasn’t overly concerned in the morning to find Kevin’s room just as he’d left it, though by now it smelled considerably worse. The fancy fragrances had worn off and all that remained was the fetid odor of teenage sweat and damp towel. So, he stayed out all night. Good on him. Josh had been a teenager once, a horny one at that, so he could totally relate. Kevin wouldn’t get the chance to fuck around much when he was at home. His mother had very rigid views on that. It wouldn’t have mattered whether Kevin had turned out straight or gay. His mother had raised a good boy and intended to keep him that way.
Kevin will be going back to her in a couple of days. He might as well have fun while the leash is off.
He was a good-looking lad. Josh knew he’d be popular in town. A little baby-faced for his age, but with the family features of blue eyes and blond hair, his fresh twinkie image would attract plenty of attention. He looked a lot like Josh had at that age. Josh had been a slim-looking twink until well into his twenties. It was only in the last few years he’d filled out with muscle and looked more like a man. The beard helped. How grateful he’d been when the ability to grow more than a few wisps of pale chin-fluff finally occurred. He kept it neat with a regular trim, but now that he had grown a beard, he couldn’t ever see himself being without one.
Josh called Kevin’s mobile while waiting for his morning coffee to brew. It rang a few times before going to voicemail. “Hi, it’s me,” he said. “Not checking up on you, I just want to know you’re okay. Give me a ring back, or a text when you get this message. Just to say you’re alive… Otherwise I’ll have to call your mother,” he added jokingly and hung up.
He had bigger concerns than a randy teenager. His restaurant, The Cellar Steps, was short on staff today and fully booked for both lunch and dinner. He’d asked all his remaining staff to come in early to help with the prep and service, which meant getting in even earlier himself. As the owner, it wasn’t necessary, since he employed a manager for the day-to-day running, but Josh believed in setting an example from the top down. That meant rolling up his sleeves when things got tight. He thought about putting a little cash Kevin’s way to help out, if he arrived home in decent time and wasn’t too hung over.
He heard the heavy thud of the newspapers landing in the hall. Perfect timing. A little news and some freshly brewed coffee. A relaxing start to an otherwise hectic day.
Josh sat at the kitchen table with multiple Sunday supplements spread all around him when Bobby stumbled out of his bedroom in just his boxers and a T-shirt, yawning and scratching his belly and balls at the same time. His semi-hard dick waggled in the front of his shorts. Bobby lurched into the bathroom and returned a few minutes later, looking fractionally more awake, minus morning wood.
“Coffee?” Bobby asked. “Okay if I help myself?”
“You know where it is,” Josh said, drawing back from the stench of alcohol that came off him in stale waves. “Jesus, your blood must be one hundred proof.”
“I think I’m still drunk,” Bobby observed. “The hangover hasn’t kicked in yet.”
“I don’t envy you when it does.”
“One cup of this and I’m crawling back beneath the duvet.”
Josh looked at him uncertainly. An idea had just occurred to him. He hoped he was wrong. “I don’t suppose my cousin is under that duvet with you?”
Bobby chuckled, his dark eyes crinkling. “Wouldn’t that be something? He is kinda hot. But little blond cupcakes are not my thing. In Kevin’s case, I could make an exception. Maybe.”
“But did you?”
“Too close to home, bro. The kid’s a cutie but he ain’t worth the earache. I’d never hear the last of it.”
It was some relief. Josh didn’t have a problem with his young cousin fucking around—but with Bobby, no way. His lodger was a good friend but a total slut. Kevin would need a lot more experience under his belt before he was ready for that old hound. “I don’t suppose you do know where he is? He hasn’t been home.”
“He’s between somebody’s sheets, all right. I walked into town with him last night, had a drink and showed him where to go.”
“You left him on his own?”
“No, he left me. I guess I cramped his style. He headed off toward Gala Square with a group of studenty types. He didn’t know how fast to ditch me once he got to talking to people his own age.”
Josh loosened up again. He’d been right about Kevin. He knew what he was doing. A young man in a new city making friends fast. There was nothing to worry about.



Friday, 31 March 2017

COVER REVEAL: ANTHEM OF THE SEA

Today I can reveal the amazing cover for my next novel Anthem of the Sea, the first book in the Anthem Trilogy, released my Pride Publishing in June.



Tuesday, 28 March 2017

SILENT VOICES PRE ORDER DETAILS

My next novella Silent Voices is available to pre-order from today, exclusively from Pride Publishing.



A desire for justice as strong as their passion for each other.
Concerned about the welfare of his young cousin, Josh Jackson, a restaurant owner, traces the boy to Winterstone Grange, a gated manor deep in the country. Miles from anywhere, the protected walls of this stately house conceal dark secrets. Josh’s search brings him into contact with Ed Brolin, a handsome journalist who has spent weeks investigating the secrets of the Grange and its owner. Ray Armstrong is a wealthy business man with influential connections in Parliament and the police. Ed knows exactly what goes on at the Grange but without evidence, he hasn’t got a story.

Drawn together by instant attraction and a powerful hunger for justice, Josh and Ed are determined to expose the sordid secrets of the grange despite the risks it poses. Josh has never met a man like Ed before—so strong, determined and masculine. Falling in love is easy. But they’ll have to put their emotions aside if they’re going to give a voice to all the silent victims of Winterstone Grange.




Saturday, 25 March 2017

GODS OF VENGEANCE LAUNCH DETAILS AND NEWS UPDATE


So Gods of Vengeance got its general release this week and the response has been amazing. The book even hit number 3 on Amazon’s quick read chart. I’m thrilled. I conducted a short blog tour to promo the book. A massive thank you to all the sites who hosted me this week. In case you missed any of the posts check them out below:





BUY HERE

This week I also completed my re-write of book two in the Anthem Trilogy. I always find re-writes the most difficult and boring part of the writing process. It’s also the most crucial. It’s where the book takes shape. For me the first draft is always the best. Creating the story and enjoying the adventure as it unfolds. First drafts are where I have the most fun. Re-writes are where the work begins. But having reached the end, I’m happy with how this book plays out. Ninety percent of the story was planned in advance, so I didn’t get into trouble along the way. As a result, there were no major issues to fix in the second draft. I’ll set it aside for a couple of weeks while I work on the outline for book three, then get back to it for a polish and proof read. I’d like it all done and sent to the publisher by the end of April.



I’ve also been writing an erotic short story in the meantime. It’s ages since I’ve written anything purely for the sex of it. This one is definitely erotica and not romance. It’s more in the style of my old Thom Wolf stuff. Pure filth. It’s fun to get back in Mr Wolf’s head. I’ve no real plans for a release other than a vague idea to relaunch Thom Wolf in 2018. Maybe re-release the back list together with a new story collection. Right now, Thom Collins and the Anthem Trilogy are my priority.

Of which there will be more news and a cover reveal very soon.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Gods Of Vengeance Blog Tour

To mark the general release of Gods of Vengeance I’m going on a short blog tour.

Catch me on the following dates:

 21ST MARCH – General release (Tuesday)

                        Boy Meets Boy Review – guest post

                        Two Men Are Better ThanOne – guest post

 22ND MARCH – Wednesday

                        Sinfully MM Book Reviews – guest post

 24TH MARCH – Friday

                        Joyfully Jay – guest post

Friday, 3 March 2017

Announcing the Anthem Trilogy and other news

It’s been a couple of weeks since my last update but, boy – has there been a lot going on.

The biggest news relates to The Anthem Trilogy This has been a long term project of mine, a complete labour of love, which has had a couple a false starts.  But I’m happy to announce that book one in the series has a release date. Anthem of the Sea will be released by Pride Publishing in June. I’ll post more information nearer the time but here are a few tit-bits. The Anthem Trilogy follows Daniel and Elijah, who meet under difficult circumstances. We follow their relationship across three books, each set about a year apart. In each novel, you’ll find danger, intrigue, revenge, romance and lots of hot sex. All the things I love to write about.

Only this week I finished writing the first draft of book two. I’m so exciting about it. I can’t wait to get going on the third.

What else is going on? A couple of weeks ago I did a cover reveal for my novella Silent Voices. I’m putting together a promotion schedule for that release now. Here are the book details.

Blurb:

A desire for justice as strong as their passion for each other.

Concerned about the welfare of his young cousin, Josh Jackson, a restaurant owner, traces the boy to Winterstone Grange, a gated manor deep in the country. Miles from anywhere, the protected walls of this stately house conceal dark secrets. Josh’s search brings him into contact with Ed Brolin, a handsome journalist who has spent weeks investigating the secrets of the Grange and its owner. Ray Armstrong is a wealthy business man with influential connections in Parliament and the police. Ed knows exactly what goes on at the Grange but without evidence, he hasn’t got a story.

Drawn together by instant attraction and a powerful hunger for justice, Josh and Ed are determined to expose the sordid secrets of the grange despite the risks it poses. Josh has never met a man like Ed before—so strong, determined and masculine. Falling in love is easy. But they’ll have to put their emotions aside if they’re going to give a voice to all the silent victims of Winterstone Grange.


Release dates:

Pre Order: 28th March 2017

Early Download: 11th April 2017

General Release: 9th May 2017





In the meantime, Gods of Vengeance is coming out soon and already available for early download at Pride Publishing and it’s only 99p.

GET IT HERE



https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/gods-of-vengeance

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

GODS OF VENEGANCE EARLY DOWNLOAD FROM TODAY

The early download of Gods of Vengeance is available today from direct from Pride Publishing, one month ahead of the general release.

GODS OF VENAGEANCE: ORDER HERE



Friday, 17 February 2017

COVER REVEAL: SILENT VOICES

Today I'm pleased to reveal the cover for my novella Silent Voices, coming in May from Pride Publishing.



Silent Voices in another contemporary erotic thriller, my favourite kind. I'll post more details near the time.
In the meantime you can still preorder Gods of Vengeance for only 99p and get the early download next week, one month ahead of the general release.




Friday, 10 February 2017

PRE ORDER GODS OF VENGEANCE

You can pre order my new ebook from Gods Of Vengeance from Pride Publishing right now.


PRE ORDER: HERE

United in passion. Driven by vengeance.
Owen Hazard, a young farmer, is dead. Murdered while he tried to prevent a robbery on his land. His older brother, Captain Mark Hazard, returns home for the funeral. Owen’s best friend, Riley, runs the local pub. He has information about the night Owen was killed—he knows who was responsible. The police are doing nothing. Vengeance is their only option. United in their passion for each other and a thirst for revenge, Riley and Mark must take the law into their own hands if there’s going to be any justice for Owen.
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of violence, murder, torture and a graphic scene of sexual assault.
Publisher's Note: This book has previously been released as part of the Brothers in Arms anthology with Pride Publishing.
General Release Date: 21st March 2017

Friday, 3 February 2017

SHARE THE BOOK LOVE


I saw a post on Facebook yesterday called #ShareTheBookLove The point being that as February is the month of love, we should use it to share the books we love. Great idea, so I thought I’d do just that with this weeks update. But where to start? It’s impossible to draw up a short list, or even a long list, of all the books I love. There are so many that have special meanings and feelings attached. So here are just a few of my favourites and the reasons why I love them.

1. The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller.



If you love romance, you have to love this book. It’s my all time favourite love story. The perfect romance. As a novel it’s short, under 200 pages, but it manages to say and convey a wealth of raw emotions. I read it several times of the years and am always moved to tears.

BLURB: A man. A woman. The heat of an Iowa summer. And the brief encounter whose passion will last a lifetime. 'The Bridges of Madison County' is the story of Robert Kincaid, world-class photographer, and Francesca Johnson, an Iowa farm wife. Given to nomadic ways, Kincaid is a strange, almost mystical traveller, a man who feels displaced and out of harmony with his time. Francesca Johnson, once a young war bride from Italy, lives with the flickering memories of her girlhood dreams. Each of them is content, yet when Kincaid drives through the heat and dust of an Iowa summer and turns into her farm lane looking for directions, their illusions fall away, and they are joined in an experience of uncommon and stunning beauty, an experience that will haunt them forever.


This book means so much to me. The very first real date I went on with my husband was to see the movie version with Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood. And when we got married in 2006 we had the following passage from the book read at the ceremony.

“It seems to me now that I have been moving toward you and you toward me for a long time. Though neither of us were aware of the other before we met, there was a kind of mindless certainty humming along beneath our ignorance that ensured we would come together. Like two solitary birds flying the great prairies by celestial reckoning, all of these years and lifetimes we have been moving toward one another.”

Beautiful. I can’t recommend this highly enough.

 2. Devil’s Paw by Dale Chase


This is a recent read. I’ve been a friend and fan of Dale Chase for years. We used to bash out porn stories for the glossy gay mags of the 1990s and 2000s. Dale ‘s speciality is the gay western and nobody writes then better. Dusty, dirty and off the scale hot. Devil’s Paw is one of her best. Pure filth.

BLURB: Lloyd Lasky is a seasoned operative for the Whitlock Detective Agency in Denver that often infiltrates outlaw gangs in order to thwart stagecoach robberies. When he’s assigned to infiltrate the Bonner Gang based in Devil’s Paw, Arizona Territory, he’s unprepared for the personal ambush his heart suffers over gang member Frank Metty.

Taking up sex with Frank, Lloyd convinces himself that doing so is part of his job in solidifying his place in the gang and learning of their plans. But as time passes, Lloyd not only starts to care for the younger man, but jealousy also rears its ugly head when it becomes clear the gang leader, Merle Bonner, also has a sexual claim on Frank.

When the line between self-indulgence and detective work blurs to the point where Lloyd considers not only breaking agency rules but breaking the law, will he be able to ignore his ever-growing sexual desires and successfully complete his dangerous mission?


3. Dangerous Kiss by Jackie Collins


This is the book I’m reading right now. Well, re-reading to be exact. Dangerous Kiss is the fifth book in Jackie’s Santangelo series. I’m working my way through all the books again. If I’m honest, this is probably the weakest of the series, but that’s not to say it’s bad. An average Jackie Collins novel is 100% better than other writer’s best efforts. There’s so much to enjoy here: sex, murder, revenge, drug addiction, forced marriage, more revenge, illegitimate kids, models, movie stars and gangsters. This books packs it all in.

BLURB: In Chances, Lucky grew up in a top crime family; in Lucky, she was married three times; in Lady Boss, she took on Hollywood and bought Panther Studios; and in Vendetta, she fought off a lifelong enemy to keep the studio, and her husband. Now, in Dangerous Kiss, when a member of her family is brutally gunned down in a random holdup, her fury knows no bounds. While she is tracking the killer, her relationship with her husband, charismatic writer and director Lennie Golden, is put to the test. Then, suddenly, into her life comes a man from her past - a man with a dangerous kiss. Dangerous Kiss is a story of raw anger, love, lust, murder, and revenge, and at its white-hot center is Lucky Santangelo, a strong, exciting woman who dares to take chances - and always wins.


#ShareTheBookLove

Thom X

Friday, 13 January 2017

Belated Resolutions

Before I start, a quick reminder. The second stage of voting for  the Sinfully MM Book Reviews Readers Choice Awards closes tonight. It's so close at the minute. Please take a minute to vote for Thom Collins before midnight today (Friday 13th) and help me make it to the final ten.

http://sinfullymmbookreviews.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/readers-choice-awards-2016-round-two.html


So we’re almost two weeks into 2017 already. Yikes. I’ve got a feeling this one might go just as quickly as last year.  Like most people I’ve made a few resolutions to start the year. I’m not interested in the usual stuff, those ones about depriving yourself. I’m not giving up chocolate and I’m certainly not going dry for January or any other month. I know I won’t stick to them so would be setting myself up to fail.

I don’t mind easing back during January. Christmas and New Year were pretty full on, but I’m not giving anything up.  I’ve made resolutions that will be easy and fun to stick to.

1.        See a live show at least once every month. This is my favourite. I did it a couple of years ago and had a fantastic time. I usually go to the theatre 5 or 6 times a year, but always to see the same kind of thing – big feel good musicals. Making the resolution forced me to consider other forms of entertainment and broaden my horizons, taking in comedy, opera and ballet. I’ll always make time for the West End shows but I’m looking forward to seeing what my smaller, local theatres have to offer this year.  First up I’ve bought tickets to a classical music concert at the end of the month. Can’t wait.

2.        Promotion. 2017 is the year I get to my act together. I tested the waters with guest blogging, Twitter and interviews for Closer by Morning but I have a long way to go. I can’t wait to get out there and try new things. With two releases scheduled for the first half of the year, it’s going to be busy.

3.        Regular blog updates. This has always been a struggle. With a day job that takes up four days a week, I like to keep my spare time for writing itself and the blog tends to get neglected. So regular posts are another must for 2017.

4.        Be more positive. A bit airy fairy this one but I can’t help feeling that in 2016 a lot of us focused on the negative factors in life. This year I want to celebrate the good stuff.


All in all I’m pretty positive about the coming year. I know what I want to achieve writing wise and I've got a couple of holidays planned so it won't be all work. There’s a lot to look forward to and I’m ready to embrace it.

Thom x


Wednesday, 11 January 2017

MINI UPDATE: Nomination for Best Debut Author

I’m thrilled to have been nominated in the Best Debut Author category in the Sinfully MM Book Reviews Readers Choice Awards. Please take a minute to vote for Thom Collins before 13th January to help me make it into the final this weekend.  I have no illusions about winning but just to make it as a finalist will be a big deal in my first year as a MM author.
Every vote counts.

VOTE HERE




Friday, 6 January 2017

COMING SOON: GODS OF VENGEANCE

Happy New Year.

I hope it's been a good one so far. Now that all the festivities are out of the way, it's time to get back to work. 2017 is getting off to great start with the standalone release of Gods Of Vengeance, my story from Brothers in Arms.





United in passion. Driven by vengeance.

Owen Hazard, a young farmer is dead. Murdered while he tried to prevent a robbery on his land. His older brother, Captain Mark Hazard, returns home for the funeral. Owen’s best friend, Riley runs the local pub. He has information about the night Owen was killed – he knows who was responsible. The police are doing nothing. Vengeance is their only option.

United in their passion for each other and a thirst for revenge, Riley and Mark must take the law into their own hands if there’s to be any justice for Owen.

Release dates:

Pre Order: 7th February 2017

Early Download: 21st February 2017

General Release: 21st March 2017


BUY LINKS:

Pride Publishing