Carter Quinn, The Joyful Approach

Carter Quinn Is In The House, And He’s Giving Away Great Prizes!

After a year of anticipation, GRL is only a few days away and, of course, I’m not ready. Hey, I said anticipation, not that p-word everyone tries to get me to do. Puh-pla-planning. Ugh. Just typing the word makes me shudder. I swear my tombstone should read “Here lies Carter Quinn who has Plenty of Time.”

It’s what I always say. “Pshaw. There’s plenty of time.” There never is, not really. But I was born late, run on Gay Standard Time (at least 5 minutes later than the official time), and will probably die late. It’s not like I don’t try, but my inborn procrastination gene seems to rule my life. If you really know me, you expect it.

So GRL. I can’t wait. This will be my first time attending as an author. My first novel, The Way Back, was published too late for me to register as an author last year, so I was able to attend, without pressure or expectation, as a reader. It was wonderful. I met so many great people, some of whom are now friends for life. I can’t wait to do it all over again.

I owe an enormous thank you to all who have bought, read, rated and/or reviewed my two novels and two free reads. You’ve alternately swelled my heart and bashed in my head (and that’s okay!). So I look to GRL this year with a spirit of celebration. To that end, I’m announcing here first that I will be giving away a Kindle Fire HD at the end of the Supporting Authors signing event (Thursday 9am-11am), so look for me and come register.

For those of you unable to attend, I’ll post on my Facebook page ( Friday. One random commenter will win a Kindle Paperwhite.


See you all in Atlanta!


Out of the Blackness

A childhood of abuse has left Avery so physically and emotionally scarred he believes he shouldn’t be alive. His only sanctuary has been his relationship with his older foster brother Sam. Avery finally lets Sam convince him to start therapy to help overcome his crippling anxiety, but even that can’t prepare him for the upheaval caused by meeting Noah Yates.

Noah is everything Avery fears. He’s large and physically powerful—and undeniably capable of destroying Avery’s hard-earned progress. Although Noah seems to have a tender streak when it comes to him, Avery is terrified of being victimized again. But no matter how many times he tries to push him away, Noah never goes far.

Noah wants to save Avery, but can he be the catalyst Avery needs to begin the journey out of the blackness?


23 thoughts on “Carter Quinn Is In The House, And He’s Giving Away Great Prizes!

  1. suze294 says:

    Out of the Blackness sounds very angsty, yay! I did enjoy The Way Back – felt very frustrated by all the guys at various points and it is one of my regular rereads!
    Enjoy GRL again, from the other side of the desk!


  2. Carolyn says:

    Carter, that epitaph is wonderful. I do sincerely hope you are very late for that date.

    Wow, what a difference a year makes. It’s kind of fun to think you went as a reader first knowing you’d be an author the next time around. If you were into any of that “p” stuff (no, the other one *g*), you could have been deciding just what you wanted to do as an author. Well, no matter because I’m sure it’ll be wonderful for you and your readers (now and future ones). Thanks so much for sharing with us!


  3. Carter, pl&n is a 4 letter word, I’m not allowed to say them! But I am aiming to have everything together and to get to Atlanta without losing either my luggage or Daniel who I’m traveling with. I can’t wait to hug you there. <3


  4. Jay R> says:

    Want to be in Atlanta, but not possible this year. However, I do want to read “Out of Blackness”. Please include me for the drawing. Thanks.


  5. Lisa says:

    I can totally relate, Carter. I am known as Late Lisa in my family. :D What can I say? I am a procrastinator. :)

    Hope you have a great time at GRL. Thanks for the giveaway!


  6. Trix says:

    Great to see Carter–his “I’m Every Goalie” short is still one of my favorite stories! (In honor of the new NHL season, would you ever consider writing a full-length book about those guys?)


  7. Allison says:

    This sounds like a wonderful book. I look forward to meeting you at GRL as well although I’m likely to be late too so hoepfully we won’t miss each other! Thank you for the giveaway.


  8. Suze – I’m thrilled to hear you re-read TWB! I hope you’ll like OotB. It’s very different and, yes, very angsty.

    Carolyn – I should have taken notes last time! lol

    Jan – I’d forgotten you were travelling with the wonderful Mr Kaine. Be safe. I can’t wait to hug you, too!

    Trix – I’m currently in negotiations with Trick about a full-length story for him and Nate. He’s wanting to go somewhere I really don’t. I keep hoping I’ll win in the end (sort of my own lockout, you know?), but it’s not looking good. I might just have to tell his story anyway. :)

    Allison – Don’t be too late, you don’t want to miss the drawing! I look forward to meeting you.

    Everybody – Thanks so much for commenting and for the kind words. I hope you’ll all check out the book, whether you win it or not. If you do, be sure to have tissues handy. The first half is pretty heavy.


  9. Roberta says:

    So, I read this book and boy…I cried. I loved every moment. I hated being at work, I couldn’t read…Damn Phones!! This book was truly AMAZING. I told everyone about this book. They know that I love a book that will just dig in and make me runaway within the story.

    Thank You, Carter for this Truly Amazing, Wonderful Story!!

    Enjoy your Trip!!


  10. chickie434 says:

    Wow, awesome giveaways! Out of the Blackness sounds like an awesome book, definitely want to read about Avery and Noah.



  11. Meghan Elizondo says:

    Have a great time at GRL, especially as an author! It sounds like a great read! Please count me in! meghan(at)spamcop(dot)net


  12. arella3173 says:

    Ohh! oh no! If I’m not too late, please count me in on the contest too. :D
    Sadly, I won’t get to go but have fun! lol…


  13. And this brings an end to yet another GayRomLit Celebration giveaway. Many thanks to Carter for participating in the Countdown, and many thanks to everyone who stopped by to enter or to simply say hi to him. The winning reader of an E-Copy of Out of the Blackness is…


    Congratulations, Antonia, I’ll email Carter with your contact information, so expect to hear from him soon.

    And don’t forget, if you’re attending GRL, Carter’s giving away a Kindle Fire HD to one lucky fan after the Supporting Authors Signing Event. If you’re not attending, watch Carter’s Facebook Page for the chance to win a Kindle Paperwhite. :)


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