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Guest Post and Giveaway: Sno Ho and Life in Fusion by Ethan Day

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We’re so pleased to welcome Ethan Day to The Novel Approach today to chat a bit about books, characters, the re-release of his Summit City series books, Sno Ho and Life in Fusion, and, to top it all off, he’s also offering one lucky reader the chance to win THREE e-copies of the books, so be sure to click on the Rafflecopter widget to enter.

Good luck!

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Hello to all the TNA followers out there in M/M Romance-land! Thanks to those of you who were able to stop by and read this post and as always to the lovely Lisa for allowing me to take some space on the blog to celebrate the re-release of my Summit City Series, Sno Ho & Life In Fusion.

As an author with many books to my credit since first being published back in 2009, each character and story holds a special meaning for me in one way or another. Some stories are like snapshots, representing a particular time in my own personal evolution. When I go back and reread those books now, I’m inevitably transported back to a specific point in my past.

For certain books, such as At Piper’s Point, I’m revisited with the frustrations I was experiencing during the six month time frame it took me to complete that book. Most of that frustration sprang from the fact much of my own personal relationship with my real life grandmother surfaced as a result of the narrative. Cassidy dealing with the loss of Sadie brought forth many conflicting personal emotions that I’d tucked away years ago when my grandmother passed away. I’d always intended for Piper’s Point to be a bit of a tribute to my real-life Gran, who was the inspiration for Sadie, but I’d also never truly dealt with many of my own personal feelings following her death. Inevitably, the writing of Piper’s ended up being cathartic for me, in the same way most experiences which force us to deal with our own shortcomings and the subsequent emotional drama that follows, often do.

Other books stand out for different reasons, such as Second Time Lucky. Our hero from that book, Luke Landon, is a favorite because I’d based that character on a friend of mine who passed away back in the mid-nineties due to complications from HIV/AIDS. That story came easily, practically writing itself, likely because in an odd way, it was little like being allowed to spend time with my friend, Clint, once again—a bit like a reunion in a sense. I attempted to capture some of that zany energy Clint possessed, infusing that quality into his doppelganger alter-ego, Luke Landon—providing that character with the happily-ever-after that real life had robbed my friend from experiencing.

There are instances like that for each book I’ve written, to varying degrees. I don’t profess to place that much of myself into each book I write, but there is always a little piece of me that ends up being injected into every story I’ve penned. I love all my books for different reasons, and while each character that inhabits those stories becomes a very real, three-dimensional being that I get to ‘spend time’ with while writing about their love lives, some of those characters take over my world more than the others.

Once in a blue moon, a character comes along who manages to become so ingrained inside my brain that they set up permanent residence there. The protagonist from my Summit City series, Boone Daniels, is one such character for me. Boone is larger than life, a smart-ass extraordinaire, able to deflect all manner of emotional earnestness by wielding an impressive array of snark-tastic one-liners.

In other words, life is his party, though he’s perfectly happy allowing the rest of us to join in with all his fun.

While Boone certainly uses humor and sarcasm in an attempt to avoid many of those other pesky, more serious emotions, like feelings and love and anything deemed overtly schmaltzy—he also has zero fear when it comes to saying…well, pretty much anything, lol. If he thinks it, he will say it, and he never truly worries about whether or not anyone else is going to appreciate what flies out of his mouth. Some people might find that quality odd or annoying or perhaps even rude—me personally, I think its brave. There are many times in life when I think we all want to say something and don’t—possibly because we’re afraid or perhaps to prevent someone else from being hurt by our words? There are likely a great many reasons we choose to keep our mouths shut, but I fear that on many occasions we do it more than we should.

For me, Boone is a hero in that respect and as such, I wanted him to find that perfect romantic foil—the Yin to his Yang—the kind of guy who would possess the type of strength and determination to not only withstand the verbal onslaught from the king of all smart-assery, but a guy who could similarly manage to keep up with my bantery-loving hero. Thus Wade Walker was born—a man with more than mere superhero good-looks, but also an unflappable, steely determination to hold the line, digging in his heels for as long as it takes to get what he wants.

No one else on Earth can handle Boone like Wade, and vice versa. Wade has the strength and determination to keep their relationship propelled into forward motion and Boone continues to challenge Wade by never giving up on his own needs and caving in to Wade’s wants. It’s a none-too-delicate balance. Each man is able to hold true to themselves without expecting the other to alter who they are at their core while traversing the long, winding road from one-night-stand to happily-ever-after. Hopefully those of you who read their story will experience all the laughs that I did when I was writing these books and enjoy living vicariously through Boone as much as I do.

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SnoH02015_EDayBlurb for Sno Ho: Boone Daniels seems to have trouble finishing things. Along with the half dozen or so novels he’s started, only to abandon mid-way through, his love life could be best described as a series of drive-bys.

Boone has spent the past week staying at a ski lodge in the tiny mountain town of Summit City. He’s been using his time alone to write while waiting for his boyfriend to join him for their anniversary.

What happens to Boone when he winds up dumped on the eve of his one-year anniversary and ends up at a bar having one too many cocktails? Wade Walker.

Buy Link: Amazon

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LiF2015_EDayBlurb for Life in Fusion: Aspiring author, Boone Daniels, always figured love would be as easy as he was. Fresh off a whirlwind winter-vacation romance with ski-god and would-be boyfriend, Wade Walker – Boone was certain that saying goodbye would be the hardest part.

He’d survived the unconventional way in which they came together, proven himself somewhat worthy to Wade’s hometown of Summit City, and felt certain the self-imposed, six month boy-buffer would prove one thing – their fate was to be forever entwined.

Once real life settles in, Boone suffers the realization that no one ever actually said love was easy and that even after you fall, you can still break. As their two worlds collide, he begins to understand that if he can navigate the landscape of life in fusion, he just might get that happily-ever-after…after all.

Buy Link: Amazon

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A Sneak Peek At The Coming Week

Here’s a Sneak Peek at the Coming Week

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Cheers, fellow bookworms, and welcome back to another quick look at what we have in store for you in the week ahead.

We’ve got some great guests and giveaways coming up, plus reviews and another Flashback Friday, where we’re going to go a little mysterious and feature some of our favorite Mysteries.

I hope to see you back to visit! Now, here’s what’s up.

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Monday – We kick off a great week today with author J. Johanis on the Dream God blog tour

We’ll also have author Ethan Day with us on the tour for the re-release of the books in his Summit City series, Sno Ho and its full length follow up, Life in Fusion

Lissa Kasey drops by to spends some time with us as well, to chat about her new novel Cardinal Sins

Tuesday – Today begins with author Morticia Knight visiting on the tour for her new novel Negotiating Love

We’ll also welcome author Zathyn Priest today to chat about his new book Inside His Reflection

Wednesday – Today brings us author Christian Baine to talk about his new book Puppet Boy

And Shae Connor stops by today on the tour for her new book Nobody’s Son

Thursday – A little bit of the holiday spirit lands here today when Heidi Cullinan joins us on the tour for her new Christmas story, Winter Wonderland

The writing team of KA Merikan also stop by on the tour for the newest book in their Sex & Mayhem series, One Step too Close

Friday – Today we have author Damon Suede with us to talk to us about his new novel Pent Up

We’ll also have Part Two of Lynley Wayne’s article on building a better website

And Flashback Friday makes a return today. I think we’ll bring a little mystery to table by featuring some of our favorite mysteries, so stay tuned for that

SaturdayJosephine Myles and JL Merrow are popping in today to chat about their new anthology Boys Who Go Bump in the Night, a collection of short stories they’ve put together from previously published work

Sunday – Finally, after we give Saturday a miss and head straight on in to Sunday, we’ll welcome authors Amber Kell and RJ Scott on the tour for their new collaboration, The Case of the Purple Pearl

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And that does it for the coming week. Until next time, happy reading!

 

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5 Stars, Ethan Day, Genre Romance, Reviewed by Jules, Wilde City Press

Review: Love Me Tomorrow by Ethan Day

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Title: Love Me Tomorrow

Author: Ethan Day

Publisher: Wilde City Press

Pages/Word Count: 252 Pages

At a Glance: If you want to smile, and laugh, and feel good all the way down to your toes, read this book.

Reviewed By: Jules

Blurb: Event planner Levi Goode is positioned to inherit the newly vacated throne, becoming the in-demand party planner for Wilde City’s elite. Years of hard work and perseverance are finally paying off as Levi lands his next big fish, working with socialite Julia Freeman-Kingsley. Distracted by work and dealing with his head strong mother, an ex-Vegas-showgirl suffering from debilitating health issues, Levi has his hands full. Time for love or even the occasional one-night stand, is one aspect of life Levi hasn’t been able to master.

Sparks of interest fly during a chance meeting with a paramedic called to the aid of his mother, and thanks to Ruby’s meddling, Levi finds himself on a movie-date with the handsome Paramedic Jake. Personal and professional worlds collide when Levi realizes his new love interest is actually Jake Freeman, estranged brother to his brand new client. Discovering the man of his dreams already has a boyfriend, leaves Levi stunned realizing any hopes he had for something more with Jake were never going to be anything more than wishful thinking.

Struggling to downshift his expectations and remain friends with Jake while continuing to work closely with Julia quickly consumes all of his time and attention. Wondering if there will ever be a special someone to love him, is where Levi’s love story begins.

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Review: Love Me Tomorrow is only the second book I’ve read by Ethan Day, but it was all I needed to officially declare myself a HUGE fan. I loved this book. It made me smile like crazy and swoon so hard. I read it over the holiday weekend, and my family kept asking me, “What are you reading? You look so happy.” True story! I also thoroughly enjoyed his As You Are, which I listened to on audio, but this one…sigh…this one got me right in the heart; I’ve thought about it every day since I read it.

Top 5 things I loved about this book:

1. The characters. Levi is a beautiful human being. He has been through a lot to get to where he is in life, is incredibly resilient, and works hard to achieve his dreams and make others happy. Levi’s mom, Ruby, is fabulous and hilarious. She maybe didn’t always make good parenting choices, but there is no question that she adores her son, or that he felt loved growing up. Jake is struggling a bit personally, but is also such a good soul. And, he’s swoony and sexy as hell. I loved both Levi and Jake so much. Julia and Gregory, Jake’s sister and her husband, are also fantastic. It was just a great cast all around.

2. The settings. I think I want to live in Wilde City. How cool does this town sound?? I for sure want to live in Levi’s loft. :) Levi’s job is completely fantastic, and the author does an incredible job of painting the picture of the events and venues in the story. I felt like I was right there amidst the ritz and the glamour of these society parties.

3. The dialogue. Ethan Day writes such quick, witty banter, this book reads like you’re watching a movie. Between the snappy, sassy dialogue, and the awesome scene settings, it would translate so beautifully to film. There are so many fun pop culture references, and so many exchanges that made me laugh. Good, good stuff. And, bonus points for the mention of Auntie Mame – which always makes me smile!

4. The family connections. I love that Levi and Jake met through helping Ruby, and that Jake completely falls for her as well. The themes of familial love and the importance of family support are strong throughout the book. The connections are also completely realistic, however. Not all families get along all the time, and not all families are conventional. Levi doesn’t even know who his father is, and Jake gets little to no support from his parents. He was very close to his grandfather, though, and he and Julia are tight, and protective of each other.

5. And, finally, the love story. This was one of the most romantic books I’ve ever read. Some people will definitely take issue with the fact that Jake is still with his boyfriend of many years when he and Levi start to fall in love – but I had no problem with it whatsoever. People grow apart. That’s life. And sometimes you’re not with the right person for you, and stay with that person for the wrong reasons. The relationships were all handled with care, and though it was painful for Levi and Jake to not be together – the tension and the longing was gooooorgeously written, by the way – nothing was truly pursued until things were cleared up. The way Levi and Jake felt about each other was undeniable, though, and the last quarter of the book was just beyond romance.

If you want to smile, and laugh, and feel good all the way down to your toes, read this book. If you love romance and timeless love stories, you should absolutely read this book. In fact, I can’t think of a single reason for you to NOT read this book. I know I’m so glad I did!

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5 Stars, Audio Book, Ethan Day, Reviewed by Jules, Romantic Comedy, Wilde City Press

Audio Review: As You Are by Ethan Day – Narrated by Jason Frazier

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Title: As You Are

Author: Ethan Day

Narrator:: Jason Frazier

Publisher: Wilde City Press

Run Time: 5 Hours, 51 Minutes

At a Glance: In a word – FABULOUS.

Reviewed By: Jules

Blurb: Operation Danny….

That’s all bartender and recent college graduate, Julian Hallowell has had on his mind for the past year. Julian may have no idea what he wants to do with his life, but he definitely knows he’s in love with the boy next door: the one in the next room to be exact, his roommate, Danny Wallace.

Danny owns a used textbook store just off campus, and while Julian has done his level best to make Danny fall for him, all his hard work appears to have been in vain. Danny doesn’t seem to view Julian as anything other than that–a roommate and friend. So when new guy in town Andy Baker asks him out on a date, Julian can’t think of a good reason to say no.

Julian has already instituted a Reverse Operation Danny plan, which he’s positive will purge all thoughts of love and lust for his roomie out of his head. He’s ready to move on and start looking for his next Mr. Right, and Andy just might fit the bill.

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Review: In a word – FABULOUS. Jason Frazier’s performance of Ethan Day’s As You Are will blow you away. And make no mistake that it is a performance. There is no droning or awkward narration here. Jason’s performance is a tour de force, including at least eight different voices, and covering the entire spectrum of emotions.

We can’t give ALL of the credit to Frazier, though; he had some pretty fantastic material to work with after all. As You Are is hilarious. I can’t tell you how many times I laughed out loud, or simply realized I had a goofy grin on my face while listening. I’m sure my fellow commuters had a chuckle at my expense on more than one occasion as I made my way to and from work. It’s not just a funny book, however. There are also many poignant and touching moments to go along with the biting social commentary and awesome pop culture references.

A huge part of what makes this book so good are the characters themselves. They must have been so much fun to perform. I couldn’t possibly adore Julian more, and while, of course, he and Danny are front and center, I also got a huge kick out of Julian’s best friend Gabby, as well as Julian’s mother, Delilah Hallowell. I love, love, loved me some Delilah.

There are so many memorable moments in this audio it’s difficult to highlight just a few – and I don’t want to spoil anything, but I will tell you there is a football game in the park that is pee-your-pants funny, and if you weren’t completely in love with Julian before his ‘sobbing while watching Anne of Green Gables’ moment, you will be afterward. There is also a hysterical dinner party scene, as well as some absolutely blush-worthy sexytimes. I’m not kidding when I tell you I had to fan myself while listening to parts of this book. Jason Frazier’s voice is like butter, people! Butter!

I highly recommend this one. As a general rule, I’m not a big fan of audiobooks, but Jason Frazier has converted me. Full stop. I fear he has ruined me for other narrators, though, so he had better keep getting gigs! ;)






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GayRomLit Virtual Gift Basket Giveaway: Basket Five

1237Greetings, everyone, and welcome back for round five of our Countdown to GayRomLit Virtual Gift Basket Giveaways. In case you’ve missed the previous baskets still up for grabs, here are the links to Baskets Three and Four. We have another great basket on offer today, so without further ado, have a look at what’s up for grabs.

RJ Scott: A $10 Gift Card for Amazon or All Romance eBooks
The Novel Approach: A $15 Gift Card for Dreamspinner Press
Ethan Day: An e-copy of Sno Ho
Ethan Day: An e-copy of Life in Fusion Continue reading

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GayRomLit Virtual Gift Basket Giveaway: Basket Four

1237Happy Monday, everyone, and welcome back to day four of the GRL Virtual Gift Basket Giveaways! We have more great goodies on offer for you today, so have a look at what’s up for grabs:

Rhys Ford: A $25 Gift Card to the e-tailer of the winner’s choice
DH Starr: An e-copy of Meant for Each Other
RJ Scott: An e-book of choice from her backlist
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GayRomLit Virtual Gift Basket Giveaway: Basket Three

1237Hi, Everyone! We took a day off yesterday, but we’re back again today with Round Three of our Countdown to GRL Virtual Gift Basket Giveaways.

Just in case you missed them, you can enter for a chance to win Basket One HERE and Basket Two HERE .

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GayRomLit Virtual Gift Basket Giveaway: Basket Two

1237Greetings, everyone! Day One of our Virtual Gift Basket Giveaway went so well, how about Round Two?

We’ve got another great selection of prizes in Virtual Gift Basket Two today. Here’s the list of what’s up for grabs:

Lex Chase: A $25 Gift Card to an e-tailer of the winner’s choice
Rhys Ford: An e-book choice from her backlist
Edmond Manning: An e-copy of The Butterfly King (The Lost and Founds: Book 3)
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GayRomLit Virtual Gift Basket Giveaway: Basket One

1237It’s been in the planning for weeks, and the time is finally here! With less than three weeks until the official first day of GayRomLit 2014, The Novel Approach and our team of Featured and Supporting Authors have put together Seven Virtual Gift Baskets to give away.

Helping us kick things off with Basket One are:

Rhys Ford: $25 Gift Card to the e-tailer of the winner’s choice
Sherrie Henry: An e-copy of Last of the Summer Tomatoes
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GayRomLit Guest Post and Giveaway: Ethan Day – Come to GRL As You Are!

2014GRL_BlogTour_sq200x200Hello TNA peeps and many thanks to Mistress Lisa for allowing me access to all of you today! She will very likely wanna smack me for that whole BDSM-ish sounding Mistress Lisa bit, but she can’t really do so without offering evidence that I may be right! ‘Insert evil-genius laugh here.’

In preparation for the audiobook release of As You Are, available for purchase on Audible and iTunes October 10th, I’m here on this good Friday to offer you an exclusive ‘first listen’, in addition to an introduction to Jason Frazier, who performed and produced the audiobook. I was introduced to Jason by Sara York and after listening to the audio version of Pray the Gay Away, also performed by Jason, I was completely audio-smitten. Though Sara’s book deals with some pretty weighty issues and As You Are…doesn’t, lol, I could close my eyes and hear Julian in Jason’s voice. That’s when I knew I’d found the right performer to breathe life into everything I’d placed on page. Continue reading

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Here’s A Sneak Peek At The Coming Week

Hi, everyone , and welcome back. Thanks so much for stopping by to see what we have in store for the week ahead.

We have the pleasure of not only bringing you more reviews, but we’ve also got cover reveals, blog tours, interviews, and giveaways coming up just for you.

Here’s what’s coming up!


MondayChris T. Kat kicks off the week on her Tidal Change Blog Tour and Backlist Title Giveaway

Lex Chase also drops by on the Americana Fairy Tale Release Day Blitz

Tuesday – Young adult author Lillian McKinnon will be by to do a cover reveal for her upcoming novel A Life In Frames

SJD Peterson brings the Splintered Blog Tour to The Novel Approach, with a Giveaway

Brita Addams also stops by with her monthly guest post today

Wednesday – Today we have the privilege of hosting an Exclusive Cover Reveal for Tere MichaelsWho Knows the Storm

Then Heidi Cullinan makes a stop at TNA on the Fever Pitch Blog Tour, with a Giveaway

Finally, we have the honor of bringing you the Edmond Manning Butterfly King Blog Tour

ThursdayK.C. Burn is our guest today on the Countdown to Coastal Magic Blog Tour

FridayEthan Day drops back by today on the Countdown to GayRomLit Blog Tour

And EM Lynley also stops in today on the Spaghetti Western Blog Tour

SaturdayRachel Sparks is our guest today on the To Be Whole Blog Tour, with a Giveaway

Aleksandr Voinov is also with us today on the Counterpunch Blog Tour

Sunday – And closing out the week, we’ve got Margie Church with us on her The Camera Never Lies Blog Tour, with a Giveaway

And Dean Pace-Frech also stops in with a Guest Post and Giveaway

And that rounds out the week ahead. Until next week, happy reading!

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GRL Countdown Celebration and Giveaway: Welcome Ethan Day

2014GRL_BlogTour_sq200x200Are you ready for an exclusive excerpt from Ethan Day’s forthcoming Sci-fi/Time Travel Romance novel Meteor Springs from Wilde City Press? Good, because we have one for you right here at The Novel Approach today, and in honor of his visit with us, Ethan’s offering one lucky reader the chance to win an e-copy of any title from His Backlist (excl. Meteor Springs), winner’s choice.

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED

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Here’s A Sneak Peek At The Coming Week

Welcome back, everyone! Thanks for dropping by to see what we have in store for you in the coming week.

We’ve got some pretty amazing guests, featured posts and interviews, a cover reveal, giveaways, and a little GRL celebrating to do, on top of a week full of reviews.

Speaking of GayRomLit, on Saturday, August 30, the tables are turning just a bit, and I’ll be blogging on RJ Scott’s website. I’ve got a very special and exclusive to The Novel Approach set of giveaways coming up from the authors who’ve participated with me in the tour, and to get the party started, I’ll be offering a little giveaway of my own, so be sure to watch for it.

In the meantime, here’s what’s coming up!

MondayMickie B. Ashling kicks off the week on her Cutting Cords Series Blog Tour, with a giveaway

EM Lynley also helps us get the week started off right with a little taste of her new novel Spaghetti Western, and she’s also offering a giveaway

TuesdayCharley Descoteaux is our guest today on the The Nesting Habits of Strange Birds Blog Tour and giveaway

JL Merrow also stops by on the Caught Blog Tour, and she’s offering a giveaway

WednesdayScott Alexander Hess, author of Bergdorf Boys and Diary of a Sex Addict will be with us today, with an interview and giveaway

ThursdayBrandon Witt joins us with a cover reveal of his upcoming novel Then the Stars Fall and an interview

FridayEthan Day takes a break from all his GayRomLit organizing duties today to join us with a Countdown to GRL Celebration Blog Tour Guest Post

SaturdayMerry Farmer is our guest today on the Somebody to Love Blog Tour, with a Giveaway

Viki Lyn also visits on the Blue Skye Blog Tour, with a Giveaway

Sunday – Finally, to close out our week, Melissa Collins winds things down on the Let Love Live Blog Tour, with a giveaway

And that rounds out the week ahead. Until next week, happy reading!

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“As You Are” Is Every Bit As Wonderful The Second Time Around


“Good friends help you to find important things when you have lost them… your smile, your hope and your courage.” – Doe Zantamata


Title: As You Are

Author: Ethan Day

Publisher: Wilde City Press

Pages/Word Count: 61000 Words

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Blurb: Operation Danny…that’s all bartender and recent college graduate, Julian Hallowell has had on his mind the past year. Julian may have no idea what he wants to do with his life, but he definitely knows he‘s in love with the boy next door: The one in next room to be exact, his roommate Danny Wallace.
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Zombies Are A Tasty Treat In “Guess Who’s Coming at Dinner”


“The irony of being a zombie is that everything is funny, but you can’t smile, because your lips have rotted off.” ― Isaac Marion


Title: Guess Who’s Coming at Dinner

Author: Geoffrey Knight and Ethan Day

Publisher: Wilde City Press

Pages/Word Count: 25,000

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Board up the windows, push an old dresser against the door and load your shotgun. A zombie apocalypse is about to hit Wilde City, and if you want the best survival tips, six of Wilde City’s boys are here to help.
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“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”



The Novel Approach is honored to be participating in Eric Arvin and TJ Klune’s Ghoul’s Gym Blog Tour, organized by JP Barnaby, Geoffrey Knight, and Wilde City Press. The novella first appeared in last summer’s anthology Zombie Boyz, and is now being released as a single along with the other two stories, Surviving Sin City by Ethan Stone and Daniel A. Kaine, and Guess Who’s Coming at Dinner by Geoffrey Knight and Ethan Day.

When JP approached the group of us about hosting the tour, she suggested we share a few stories about personal experiences we’ve had with Eric and TJ, so I elected to have some GayRomLit attendees share their love for them. Our special guest Michael Chulsky, Jackie, Lynn, and I all had the honor of spending some time with these two bright and brilliant men in October, and if there’s any one constant in the thread of our experiences, it is the deep and tangible love they share.

Michael: I was lucky enough to have dinner with them at one of the events. They were both so nice and so obviously in love with one another. They’re like the perfect fairy tale and truly reinforce the legitimacy of a happily ever after. And I couldn’t be happier to know such wonderful people.

Jackie: When you put these two men side by side you can just about feel the love they share. There was never a time I saw one without the other. If they weren’t holding hands, then there was another type of physical contact somewhere. A hand on the shoulder, a small kiss or just a secret little smile. In a room full of people, they look at one another like they are the only ones there. This, I believe, is what we all have come to love about these two. There is so much love between them we all just want to bask in it and celebrate it with them. So, that is my memory of meeting TJ Klune and Eric Arvin.

Lynn: I was part of the audience in Atlanta when Tj asked Eric to marry him! There wasn’t a dry eye in the place. I was focused on Eric at this point, watching his face go all shades of red when he realized exactly what was happening. Priceless! I’ve never seen someone smile so brightly. And I’ve never seen two people with so much love for each other. It was truly a cherished moment, one I will never forget. And one I’m sure Eric and Tj will tell and retell for many more happy years together.

I was in a room on October 17, 2013, a room filled with people who all had a common focus. We all witnessed a communion of hearts and souls that day, something so much deeper and more profound than any law could possibly contain or put asunder. In that room, we watched TJ and Eric pledge their love to each other, through nervous tears, through tears of joy, through tears of laughter. It was the witnessing of two lives becoming one, and it was unforgettable.

I have absolute faith that it’s the power and conviction of that love that will see these men through this incredibly difficult time. This is a tenuous week for both Eric and TJ, so, please, please, if you believe in any benevolent higher power or even the power of hope and faith, send your thoughts and prayers to both of these men, who need your strength and courage and conviction now more than ever to lift them up!

We had the pleasure of hosting TJ and Eric on the original blog tour for Zombie Boyz, and premiered the video they made exclusively for TNA, which quickly shot to more than a thousand views in just a matter of hours. If you’d like to watch it again, or for the first time, go ahead and do that now. We’ll wait…




Okay. Great, right? And you can also check out the video they did for Joyfully Jay HERE.

Keep reading, and you’ll not only find the complete list of tour dates but will also discover how to win some great prizes too.

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Unofficial Blurb: Ghoul’s Gym, in which 5 out of 5 walking dead agree that exercise can be dangerous to your health.

Jake Howell and Uly Hoak have two hard and fast rules in their relationship: never go to bed angry and never, no matter the circumstances, ever part without saying goodbye. Little did either of them know when they said their farewells to each other on one decidedly fateful Saturday morning, it might be the last.

Jake is fighting the Green-Eyed monster, feeling a little less than physically adequate next to his ultra-buff gym bunny, Uly, and it doesn’t help that Uly’s boss at the gym, Stephen Fucking Dorian, can’t resist taking potshots at Jake’s rather unimpressive physique, making Jake feel all the more lacking and all the more jealous of the fact Dorian wants Uly for himself.

Turns out that’s the least of Jake’s problems, however, as strange things are afoot in this once sleepy and pristine little town. Unusual outbreaks of violence quickly reach apocalyptic proportions and pit Jake and Uly in a race against time to find each other before it’s too late.

Could a conspiracy be at the heart of the disaster? If so, the mechanics and manipulators of this plot to rid the world of the compulsively fit had better be prepared. They’re about to get a taste of vengeance.


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EXCERPT:

We are all back in the closet – the utility closet, that is. Yes, sir. We are five slabs of all-American prime beef hiding from the butchers in the dark. I will never eat a hamburger again.

I swear it.

The utility closet is in a hallway on the second level of the fitness center where we keep all the defunct machines that need some work – the treadmills upended so the repairman can get to the undercarriages and fix them, and the cable machines pulled all to hell and as wiry as Medusa. There ain’t no lock on the closet door, so we’re all hoping and praying that zombies don’t know how to turn door knobs. All we can do is hold tight to it. Tobey and Thad have their barbells in hand just in case.

But damn, it’s crowded in here. My closet back home is bigger than this, and I’m no clothes whore. The five of us are packed tight, tit to tit, cock to cock, face to face, covered in Griff and sweat in the dark, while I try to figure out what the hell is going on with the internet on my cell phone. The sheer adrenaline-inducing power of the moment has caused more than one of us to sprout boners, and as pretty as that flesh bouquet is, I keep thinking of Stephen getting his wiener gnawed off, and I want to throw up. I’m also glad I’m not naked like my poor friends here.

Johnny shakes like a tweaked out club kid as Tobey tries to comfort him. I really don’t know what good it’s doing.

Casey sneezes, a chunk of Griff flying off the top of his head and hitting me in the forehead. “It’s too damn crowded in here,” he complains. “Anyone want to be a sacrifice for the greater good?
Johnny? How about you?”

“Hush your fucking face, Casey,” Tobey says. Tobey’s a man of the cloth, but he ain’t wearing any cloth at the moment so I guess he can cuss all he wants.

“Oh, come on,” says Casey. “Everyone here can see the guy’s a freaking redshirt. I don’t want to be around when those zombies get him. Do you, preacher man?”

“Pay no attention to him, Johnny,” Tobey says. “You’re going to make it through this just fine. I’ll see to that. God will see to that.”

“I could use some comforting, Father Tobey,” Casey says, sex ever on his mind.

“Get your finger out of my ass, Casey,” Tobey says.

“Why? It feels even holier than the rest of you.” He snickers. “Get it? Holy.”

“You’re an ass, Casey,” Thad chimes in. “Shut the fuck up.”

“Maybe we should sacrifice you, Superman?” says Casey, his face drawn and serious. “I love a good hero-in-peril story. Besides, your ass is taking up most of the room in here. Why don’t you lay off the squats? Unless you want to do them on my face.”


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THE GIVEAWAYS:

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED

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Tour Dates:

12/17 – JP Barnaby
12/18 – Mrs. Condit Reads Books
12/19 – MM Good Book Reviews
12/20 – Kage Alan
12/21 – Joyfully Jay
12/22 – Brandilyn Reviews Books
12/24 – Sid Love
12/25 – The Kimi-Chan Experience


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Thanks so much for stopping by to share your love and offer your support to Eric and TJ!

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Ethan Day, Wilde City Press

Ethan Day’s “Northern Star” Lights The Way To Love



“So much of what happens by chance forms what becomes your life.” ― Roger Ebert


Summary: Sitting in a Michigan airport bar and licking his wounds after a brutal cyber-dumping and clash with his alcoholic mother, Deacon Miller doesn’t think things could get any worse. He certainly didn’t imagine the night could get better, but that’s when the charming “Mr Smiley”, Steve Steel takes up a seat beside him at the bar. The sex is magnificent and a connection is formed, but Steve is a little shocked when he never receives a call from the younger man again. So when, three months later, he finds the out of town resident living back in Michigan and stacking the shelves of his local store, Steve has no choice but to confront Deacon and test where their connection might lead. Where it leads however is down a desperate road of childhood abuse at the hand of his vicious mother and the never ending stream of pseudo-step-dads. Steve’s patience is not infinite and Deacon seems to be hanging on by a thread, but both men have to decide if true love is enough to bring them both back from the edge, and if they can do that when the past won’t leave them alone.
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Daniel A. Kaine, Eric Arvin, Ethan Day, Ethan Stone, Geoffrey Knight, TJ Klune, Wilde City Press

The “Zombie Boyz” Are Here To Infiltrate Your Brains

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.” ― Seth Grahame-Smith



Zombie Boyz is the much-anticipated anthology from Wilde City Press. I know that when it was first offered up for review my fellow reviewers and myself at The Novel Approach acted like a swarm of brain hungry zombies for the chance to review it. There are three stories in this meaty book written by Geoffrey Knight and Ethan Day, Ethan Stone and Daniel A. Kaine, and TJ Klune and Eric Arvin. Each of the stories offers quite a different slant on zombies, their creation, interaction in the story, and how romance can spread like contagion in a zombie apocalypse. With that said, each of the stories has a unique style proffered by the stories unique writing duos, and gives the reader three very different points of view.

I have to admit that I was very curious how zombies could be intertwined into gay romance. My husband Jacob had heard through the grapevine that the anthology was in the works, and when he communicated to me that the boys at Wilde City were working on a zombie anthology, I have to admit I was scratching my head. I do NOT like zombies. They scare the absolute bejeesus out of me and I had NO clue how they could be integrated into a gay romance. Now, I do understand that in the paranormal community and in pop culture that zombies are quite the hot item at present, but how does one have sex with a zombie? Yuck! Well, just let me say that the boyz of Zombie Boyz do a remarkable job of integrating the pop culture clamor for everything zombie into the gay romance genre and are very adept at making zombies in the right setting sexy! I was pleasantly surprised at how well all three stories made zombies, if not lovable, at least made them somewhat human and a catalyst for love to take shape. Each of the stories reads well, and gave at least this reader much more than was anticipated. This book is a great way to give your brain a taste of everything zombie!

Brains! It’s the new super food for romance.

Reviewed by: Bruce

You can buy Zombie Boyz here:

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Ethan Day, Wilde City Press

Ethan Day Might Make You Change Your Definition Of Self Preservation

As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task. – Diogenes

This was the second time I read Self Preservation by Ethan Day. The first time, it was released by a different e-publisher and I gave it three stars. The editing was missing completely from that version. I have to admit I had forgotten the reason I gave it three stars and I was not looking forward to re-reading it for this review. Why did I volunteer? I think because I had already read several Wilde City Press e-books and had found true nirvana. Almost flawless editing, proofing and formatting. This version of Self Preservation is a now different animal entirely from its previous incarnation.

To me, story is King. But the court jesters of bad proofing, editing, formatting and spelling can assassinate the King. Because of the much needed improvement in those areas, which were made by Wilde City Press, the story in Self Preservation was able to shine through. I got my first true taste of this lovely, heart-warming book.

Ethan Day is one of my favorite authors, genre be damned. He is witty, snarky and creative but also has emotional depth that translates well onto the page. Or screen if that’s how you read. He created characters in Self Preservation that were so likeable, I wasn’t sure I was rooting against ANYONE! I wanted them all to get their HEA.

Davis is invited to Jack’s wedding. Jack was his first love and Davis has been in a holding pattern for six years, just waiting for the moment Jack will walk back into his life and tell him he made a mistake by leaving him. Now Jack is marrying a man he has only know for weeks. A man named Tadd. Tadd the toad!

Davis and his best friend, fashion designer Desiree, decide to go to the wedding, planning to make-over Davis and get Jack back for himself. As usual, the best laid plans of mice and men and all that.

After much tomfoolery an nonsense, it turns out Tadd isn’t such a toad after all. And Tadd’s best friend Alex, he is just a knight in shining white armor. The wedding happens (of course it does, you didn’t expect such a quickly planned caper to work!).

But a funny thing happens on the way to the HEA. Alex likes Davis. Really likes Davis. And Davis is pretty sure he likes Alex right back. Desiree, she has a big secret of her own and meets a tall, dark and handsome stranger at the reception.

The over-arching observation for me in Self Preservation is that Ethan Day injects humor into every possible little nook and cranny that he can find. He had me laughing out loud so many times! But he also had me crying. I think that an author capable of causing such heights of humor and happiness is equally capable of causing us to tap deeply into our inner well of sadness. Not all authors choose to do that. Ethan Day is one of the best at it. He elects to wield every emotion at his disposal, and uses them like stealth bomber. I’m laughing, and then, wait, what? Why am I crying? Ohhh. I get it, that’s funny but it’s so sad, too. The capacity to inject a situation with those opposite extremes of emotion is a rare talent. I have so far not read an Ethan Day book that I have not liked. I know that the combination of his innate talent and the talent of the staff at Wilde City Press (of which he is one of the co-founders, by the way) will be unbeatable. I can’t wait for more. I recommend Self Preservation with no reservations. You will love it.

Reviewed by: Tina

You can buy Self Preservation here:

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Anne Brooke, Eric Arvin, Ethan Stone, Hank Edwards, Jacob Z. Flores, Patrick Darcy, Sandrine Gasq-Dion, TJ Klune, Wilde City Press

And The Winners Are…

Hi! Remember Eric Arvin and TJ Klune’s video? Yeah, me too! Well, as it happens, they had a little giveaway going on along with their shenanigans, and guess what? The six winners have been selected. And guess what else? They’ll each be receiving a nifty download code apiece for a FREE book from Wilde City Press. See? Nifty.

So, on that note, it’s my great pleasure to announce the lucky winners right here! They are:


Diana

Maya

Joanne from Colorado

Jbst

little1kry

and

russ coons

Congratulations to each and every one of you, and to everyone who participated, thanks for stopping by and playing along in our Wilde Week of fun!

And on behalf of Bruce, Tina, and Jackie, I’d like to take a moment to offer a huge thanks to Geoff Knight, Ethan Day, and Dolorianne, the woman behind the scenes who made this all go off without a single hitch, as well as a heaping helping of feels to all the authors – Patrick Darcy, Hank Edwards, Eric & TJ, Jacob Z.Flores, Ethan Stone, Sandrine Gasq-Dion, and Anne Brooke, who each made this such a stellar week!

Cheers!!

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I Didn’t Catch A Fox, But I Did Manage To Catch Geoff Knight & Ethan Day

So… I read this great little book last month called To Catch a Fox. Maybe you’ve heard of it? Anyway, it was pretty darn fun and funny and sexy and I thought to myself, hm, I wonder if Geoff and Ethan would have a minute to answer a few questions about it. And guess what? They did. Which makes me happy plus infinity, so I thought I’d share what they had to say. Without further ado ::drum roll:: here they are, the incomparable, always witty and ever charming, and did I mention talented? Knight & Day!

Q. Guys, when you sit down to start writing a book, do you write with a particular audience in mind? Do you feel you write more for your male fans, your female fans, or is that not even a consideration?

ED: I’ve never thought about it in those terms. I write the types of stories I like to read and I hope that other people will end up enjoying them as well. For the most part, I think it’s the characters that set the tone for my books. That’s about the extent of it for me. I think it’s impossible to predict what anyone is going to like or not and I’ve seen reviews and comments from both extremes for all my books, lol. Every writer out there needs to accept the fact that not everyone is going to like what they put out there. It’s tough to take when someone doesn’t like what I have to offer, but I’m old enough now that it doesn’t bug me as much as would have 20 years ago. Back then there would have been loads of teeth gnashing and bitchery, lol! I’m a lot sweeter than I used to be. :)

I wouldn’t think it’s healthy to try and write from the perspective that you’ll ever be able to please everyone. That sounds like a dangerous recipe for writers block and loads of second guessing.

GK: I agree with Ethan, I try not to write for a particular audience…except me, I guess. I truly believe you need to entertain yourself first, because if you can’t do that, chances are nobody else will be entertained by what you’re writing. I think sometimes as a story evolves you realize a certain scene might have more of an impact on a female or male audience, but I try not to change my writing to cater to that. I try to keep everything flowing as naturally as possible.

Q. Knight and Day—hm, seems a bit karmic that the two of you would eventually collaborate on a novel, don’t you think? Who came up with the idea, and how long did it take to make it happen?

ED: It was all Geoff’s doing! I still think he only asked me because of the name thing, though he refuses to admit to it!! ;) The basic idea of the Betty Black character walking into a private investigators office and hiring the P.I. to teach her how to find the man she wants to murder was what Geoff brought to me when he so kindly asked if I’d be interested in writing a book with him. Once I got over the initial disappointment that ‘writing a book together’ wasn’t his way of trying to get into my pants, I decided it was still an awesomely fun idea. I love reading mysteries, and was a fan of his Fathoms Five books. Saying yes to working with him was easy.

Getting the book finished was not so easy. Life and time zones played havoc with each of us, but I think we were both happy with the end result. I personally love the first book and I’m really excited for the way it has set up books two and three. I think Jon and Tucker are going to make for a very satisfying relationship arc over the course of the series.

GK: Yes, coming up with the idea and then playing with the plot outline was a lot of fun. It was almost too much fun. We had to keep pulling ourselves back because we just wanted to cram so much into this already big baby! But then when it came to writing it…wow, that was a mammoth task. We spent so much time plotting, that when it came to the actual writing it took us ages to build up some momentum, which was probably more my fault than Ethan’s. Plus we approach writing very differently – Ethan is REALLY fast! He can pound out word counts that would make my head spin, filled with pages and pages of the most hilarious dialogue! On the flipside of that, I’m a bit slower and like to spend time blocking action scenes and trying to get the tension right. It worked out in the end, but it did take longer than we first anticipated. I think getting the characters all set up was a bigger task than we realized. But now that there are established – with all their wonderful flaws and messed-up pasts – we should be able to power through Book 2 without dragging our heels.

Q. When you came up with the characters Jonathan Fox and Tucker Wilder, was there ever a question of who would write which character?

ED: Not at all. I think we decided very early on in the creative process that we would each write different sections, but would still each make a pass over one another’s work. We were both hoping that process would help with continuity and make the book seem like it wasn’t written by two authors.

GK: But having said that… I can’t read Tucker’s dialogue without imagining it coming out of Ethan’s mouth! He’s so sharp and hilarious, he’s got Ethan stamped all over him (which I’m sure Ethan would very much enjoy if Tucker were in fact a real person – lol).

Q. So… cliffhanger… evil much? ::shakes fist and demands you write faster:: What made you decide to end To Catch a Fox where you did? Because seriously, it’s just an evil thing to do to your readers. :-D

ED: LOL! I was aware many would not be happy with that, but we hoped everyone would love the characters enough to stick with us. When we seriously started to think about the relationship of Jon & Tucker it was important to both of us to keep their individual personalities and experiences in mind. They’re both pretty damaged in somewhat similar ways – though I think both men have dealt with that pain in completely different ways. It does bond them together in a very traumatic way, yet I also think that in the end, that which has driven a wedge might be the very thing brings them back together – making a stronger unit than they’d otherwise have had. Let’s face it – had it not been for the extraordinary circumstances that Tucker finds himself tangled up in, Fox would have never allowed the man to get in that deep – would have never brought him to De la Fontaine, and would have NEVER allowed him anywhere near the inner workings of his personal life.

It’s a relationship that is born purely by accident. By the time Fox realizes Tucker isn’t going to end up in witness protection, it’s too late. The veil has come down and Tucker has seen the man behind the curtain – and he hasn’t run screaming, lol. And Jon is hooked as well – he’s had a taste of Tucker and wants a seat at the all-you-can-eat Wilder buffet, but I don’t think he’s equipped to deal with all that entails. Fun and sex would be one thing, but having actual feelings about Tucker isn’t a scenario Fox knows what to do with.

We both knew that it would be completely unrealistic for these two to go walking off into the sunset hand-in-hand at the end of this book. Too much has happened. And we wanted to have a relationship arc that would hold up over the span of the three books we have planned. If all the issues are resolved in book one, there’s no room for growth.

GK: Cliffhangers! I love them!!! They make me feel all-powerful and all-knowing – lol! Just kidding, but seriously what Ethan has said is all true. We wanted to flesh out these characters as much as possible in the first book, but still leave room for more to develop in the next two books. And as Ethan said, with this much damage to try to heal between these two, a sunset ending would have felt forced and wrong. Sometimes a neatly-tied bow is the wrong ending for a story, and our story is still writing itself. Having said all this, the original ending was even more jaw-dropping but Ethan told me if we ended it that way, we’d be lynched by an angry mob! **Okay, Mr. Knight, you can’t even resist ending interview questions in a cliffhanger, can you?!** :-D

Q. If you could choose one scene, which would you say was your favorite to write?

ED: I think for me it was just after the first time they’ve had sex – when Tucker starts to really think about how odd it was that Jon just happened to have been hanging out in that dark alley. I laughed so much writing that, for some reason it all struck me as being very funny.

There was also a short scene later in the book – when Eva calls Jon from Vegas. It’s like 5 am or something and poor Jon is trying to carry on two conversations, one with Eva and one with Tucker. Something about that scene stuck out for me – a familiarity that all the characters already share with one another and the sense that Fox can’t seem to do or say the right thing to either one as Eva and Tucker keep mistaking which comments are intended for whom.

GK: Oh I have two favorites. The first is after the big warehouse scene where they’re hiding out in a motel and Jon has been shot and Tucker has to get him drunk to get the bullet out. It starts off quite funny and leads into sex, but Ethan threw a challenge down and said, ‘Let’s make that sex scene really dark. Let’s make Jon’s anger come out through the alcohol.’ And it worked, it’s a very tense and erotic scene that adds another layer to Jon’s quest to heal himself or die trying.

My other favorite scene is the flashback scene near the end of the book. I love writing lavish party scenes and that scene was the perfect place to unravel so many secrets. I won’t give anything away, but for me, that scene is like a microcosm of the entire story and all its main characters.

Q. How many books do you have planned for the series?

ED: We definitely have a three book arc planned, but we may decide to do more if it seems like we have someplace to go with the characters along with a new mystery for them to solve.

GK: Yes, three is definitely the number at the moment. I think we’ll probably decided during three if we want to keep writing or if we should stitch up the trilogy and give it a proper ending.

Q. Care to give us a little taste of what we might expect in A Fox in the Hole?

ED: More sex, more bantery-goodness, more danger, more thrills and chills and an ending that leaves you waiting breathless for what’s next! :)

GK: Oh yes, we have some wonderful plans that will make readers want to throw even more furniture at us! For anyone who’s already read the first book, the last chapter pretty much gives you an idea of where Book 2 is heading as well as setting up the main villain for the second book. Oh we are gonna have SOOOOO much fun writing her!

Q. Are there any other Works In Progress you’d care to share a little info about?

ED: I’ve got so many unfinished projects on my hard drive that I’m beginning to feel like a commitment phobe! I keep getting ideas for other books so I try to get it all down before I forget it which means yet another unfinished manuscript in the queue. That can overwhelm me at times.

For this year, I am planning to have book one in my Meteor Springs series finished – which is sort of an alien/paranormal dramedy. I have that series plotted out for 4 books in total with a possibility for a fifth. A more serious turn for me with a short story drama titled, The Northern Star. I also plan to get the final book in the Sno Ho/Summit City series completed as well as the companion book to Love in La Terraza – for which I don’t have a title just yet.

Geoff and I together plan to have Fox in the Hole completed, as well as a Zombie romance which will be part of an anthology through our new press, The Empire Press, and will include two other stories, one co-written by TJ Klune and Eric Arvin, and another by Ethan Stone and Daniel A. Kaine.

GK: Oh we’re SOOOO excited about Zombies, as well as kick-starting our new adventure together, The Empire Press. We have several amazing m/m and gay lit authors lined up and can’t wait to announce our release slate.

In the meantime, I’m currently writing an Australian short story for MLR Press, as well as a Valentine’s Day short story for an anthology organized by Sara York. I also have my first shifter novels in the works through Stiff Rain Press, the first of which is called Serpent. Like Ethan said, I have so many projects on the go, I just can’t wait to make them all happen! Busy busy busy… but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

OMG… Zombie romance?! Too much teasing makes readers kind of stalkerish, guys! Thanks so much for taking the time out of your busy schedules to be here. You’re both kinda awesome, just sayin’. :)

And if you’re not following Geoff and Ethan all over the internet already, here are some links of interest for them:

Facebook: Ethan Geoff

Twitter: Ethan Geoff

Blogs: Ethan Geoff

Goodreads: Ethan Geoff

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Amber Allure, Amy Lane, Dreamspinner Press, Eden Winters, Ethan Day, Geoffrey Knight, K. Piet, Less Than Three Press, P.D. Singer, Piper Vaughn, Rhys Ford, Smashwords, Storm Moon Press, Xara X. Xanakas

And I’m Off To GayRomLit Land…

It’s early. Early! ::yawns:: But there’s something a little less difficult about getting up at 4:00am when you know you’re off to the airport for a long weekend of fun, right? Sure, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. ::Starbucks::

I want to take a minute to do two things. First, to say thank you so much to all the authors who very generously donated their immense talents to my GayRomLit Countdown Celebration. Without the help of Eden Winters, Rhys Ford, Amy Lane, K. Piet, Piper Vaughn & Xara X. Xanakas, P.D. Singer, and Geoffrey Knight & Ethan Day, there wouldn’t have even been a celebration to be had, so I will forever be grateful for your kindness and participation.

Second, I want to take the opportunity to say thank you to the fans of all these authors, who stopped by and left comments. I’m sure your interest in them and their work is greatly appreciated and extremely gratifying to each and every one of them.

And last but not lease, a big congratulations to all those who have received, or will soon be receiving, their prizes!

Here’s a recap of the lucky winners:

Winner: trisha2144




















Winner: Boxtersushi






Winner: Rosie M






Winner: K. Piet’s “Surrender” and one backlist book: pearls

Winner: Melora






Winner: Anna






Winner: Nancy




















Ready or not, Albuquerque, here I come!

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Ethan Day, Geoffrey Knight, Smashwords

Wanna Catch A Fox? Leave A Comment And You Just Might!

“Secrets are made to be found out with time.” – Charles Sanford

Are there any two authors who were destined to collaborate more so than Geoffrey Knight and Ethan Day? I mean, Knight and Day? Come on. It’s synchronicity, isn’t it? Well, let me tell you, I’m thinking this was a long time coming and they should just keep it coming for a very long time. All the things I love about their work individually, is something to celebrate collectively in To Catch a Fox, the story of Jonathan Fox, a hardboiled New Orleans Private Investigator who’s up to his eyeballs in family secrets, murder threats, and some steamy manlovin’ with Tucker Wilder, a down-on-his-luck screenwriter who finds himself up to his eyeballs in family secrets, murder threats… Yeah, you get the picture.

There’s danger and action galore, explosions and explosive intrigue, when past sins and a sinister betrayal threaten everything Jonathan had believed to be true about his father and the way in which he died. A rich and colorful palette of characters paint the landscape of this story with vibrant personalities and just the right touch of humor, suspense, scandal, angst, and romance.

There’s even an albino alligator. Yes, you read that right, and trust me when I say she (he?) takes a right nasty bite out of crime.

And as if all that wasn’t enough, there’s an evil, evil ::shakes fist:: cliffhanger to bring this installment of the series to a close. You didn’t think Jonathan and Tucker were going to ride off happily into the sunset just yet now, did you? Where would the fun be in that? No, you’ll have to tune in next time for the continuing saga in A Fox in the Hole, Book two in the Knight and Day Fox Mystery Series, coming soon to theaters near you.

Okay, not really, but it should be.

Geoff and Ethan are busy gearing up for GayRomLit 2012, but I have them here in spirit today to offer one lucky reader the chance to win To Catch a Fox. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and you’ll automatically be registered to win! And please make sure to leave your email address in your comment so we know how to contact you! Good luck!

**Contest deadline is 11:59pm Pacific (2:59am Eastern) on Wednesday, October 17, 2012. The drawing will be conducted on October 18th, the first day of GRL, so there may be a slight delay in either Geoff of Ethan contacting you with your prize. Thanks in advance for your patience.** :)

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Love in La Terraza by Ethan Day

“A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.” – Stendhal

Cain Elliott has exhausted his hope to its very dregs, scraping through his reserves to come out at rock bottom with the certainty that he’s going to lose not only his home but the homes of his colorful and quirky tenants as well. La Terraza is the majestic old apartment building he inherited from his grandmother, the kind of place where, if walls could talk, you can be certain the stories you’d hear would be ones that would make you sit up and listen.

La Terraza has slowly been falling into a state of disrepair, a condition that Cain can’t keep up with financially because he’s the sort of landlord who cares more about the people who are a kind of surrogate family to each other than he does about the fact that he could raise their rents to cover the expense of the upkeep on his architectural masterpiece. Cain is between the proverbial rock and hard place because a corporation wants to buy his property, but to sell would mean to give up on his grandmother’s dream. To sell would mean to sell out and to surrender, and that’s not how Cain Elliott is made. Not to sell, though, means he and his tenants lose their homes anyway, which leaves Cain with little more to choose from than the lesser of two evils. It’s a hard position to be in when losing the place you’ve come to love means losing a part of who you are in the process.

Meeting the new man in town, Henry Abrams, doesn’t really untangle all the snags in Cain’s life, a life that’s as spare and stripped down as it could possibly be, yet is entirely complicated in spite of that simplicity. Cain’s designs on the architect, in fact, add yet another layer to the already complex set of issues he’s facing, especially when Cain discovers that Henry is working for “the enemy”, the architectural firm that is working to facilitate the sale of La Terraza to a real estate developer, not to preserve the classic building, but to tear it down. It’s the sort of maneuver that helps one to clearly understand that corporations are not people, which becomes even clearer when it’s revealed who is behind the manipulation and foul play. Business is business, and the corporate manipulator behind this deal is entirely without conscience.

Love in La Terraza is the story of two men who meet by chance but begin to build a relationship with clear intent, a relationship based on an undeniable chemistry and a bond that seems to run much deeper than the all-consuming sexual connection they’ve made. It’s a bond built on hopes and desires too, and it’s that need for each other that changes priorities and overcomes obstacles.

This is romantic Ethan Day, with all the charm and wit and brightly animated characters I’ve come to expect in his books.

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