Friday, February 27, 2015
Oh my Gosh..... I have been so bad about my poor little blog! Here's what has been going on! Tyson's War released... Drew's Last Hope released.... I attended Wild Wicked Weekend as a signing author - absolutely had the best time in the world! wowowwowow! I need to go on but I have to get some other stuff done, but I'll be back I promise!
Thursday, April 10, 2014
As promised...I have more news about the Dreams and Nightmares Anthology!!
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Release Date: May 27, 2014
When your mind takes you on an adventure you didn’t sign up for and you become someone or something else, it can be delectable, terrifying, or both.
Dreaming of that sexy bad boy who seems out of reach? Be careful what you wish for, sometimes dreams really do come true. If you have the time, we have the past life to seduce you. Whether your fantasy is a lustful mermaid, an irresistible incubus, a vampiric predator, or an insatiable ghost hold on tight. You are on the most erotic ride of your life.
When your desires blend so thoroughly with the truth that you don’t know the difference, that’s when romance is but a dream.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Available: February 11, 2014
Published by: Decadent Publishing (www.decadentpublishing.com)
Cover Artist: Fiona Jayde
Genre: Contemporary Western Erotic Romance
Length: 28 pages
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Blurb: Brett Colson’s ready to get back into the dating game. Competing in rodeos across the country kept him out of the game, so when he hears about the 1Night Stand service from a friend, he takes a chance.
Bull rider Jace Peterson lost his first love over a year before to another man. Hitting his thirtieth birthday, Jace listens to his friends’ concerns; he needs to end his self-imposed dry spell and enlist the help of Madame Eve.
Brett and Jace expect nothing more than a satisfying one-night ride. But they’re wrong.
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One night. Nothing more. A chance to break his dry spell.
Jace held his phone like a lifeline and glanced at the message on the screen when it beeped.
Happy Birthday, bro. Go get laid already.
Nosy, pushy friends. If he didn’t love them like brothers, he’d tell them to fuck off. Instead, he shoved the cell in his pocket and chuckled.
Go get laid. Right. Thanks to his intrusive, gossip-worse-than-a-bunch-of-women friends, he stood in a bar in Denver. Preparing to meet his date. Shit. What the hell had he been thinking when he’d agreed to that?
People packed the bar at the Castillo Resort. Denver in the middle of winter and the best ski conditions in a couple of years, kept high-end resorts full any time of day. Tourists, regulars visiting the same winter lodges every year, and snow bunnies galore.
No, the stranger he’d planned to meet was coming for him, not vacation. Madame Evangeline, the owner of 1Night Stand, told him in the confirmation email not to worry about the location. Pay attention to the man. She’d said the match arranged would offer exactly what he needed: a way to end his dry spell. He hoped what she had said in her email and the reality of real life were alike.
Born and raised in Texas, Jennah is a transplant to Missouri long enough ago she should probably consider that her hometown. But she will forever be a Texan. She loves to write any story that will make a reader smile, laugh, and maybe even cry (although you won't ever hear her admit that she cries). Whether the next story she writes is contemporary, urban fantasy, LGBT, or whatever other crazy idea she comes up with, there will always be love and romance in the midst of trials and turmoil.
When she's not writing you can find her on Twitter, with her family, or buried in a book trying to escape reality for just a minute.
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Friday, February 7, 2014
BOYSTOWN Book Tour: Max
How did your book BOYSTOWN come to be?
I have always been a huge fan of serialized stories of all kinds. In school, I studied many of Charles Dickens’ novels and I fell in love with them – not just his characters, but the way his books were originally published in installments, each ending with a cliffhanger to keep readers coming back for more. He is the master soap-opera writer. I was also a fan of TV shows such as Dynasty, Dallas, Falcon Crest and more recently Revenge and Nashville – shows with characters that viewers love so they keep tuning in week after week.
BOYSTOWN was born out of my love for those stories and my love for the neighborhood. I thought it would be great to create a realistic core group of characters who would be like friends and neighbors I know who are living in Boystown in Chicago. While Boystown is certainly a “gay neighborhood,” it is very diverse and I wanted to make sure my characters reflected that diversity. So while most of my characters are gay, there are some straight characters as well – and the characters are very diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, economics, etc.
I began BOYSTOWN in June as an online story and intended to release one "episode" online per month, each ending in a cliffhanger. The story became so popular -- and the online reading audience grew so quickly -- that people from all over the country began to email me demanding to know what happened to their favorite characters and wanting the episodes to be released faster. They also had suggestions for future storylines! I was surprised and excited by the readers' response to BOYSTOWN. So I began to write more quickly and, by November, I had released 10 episodes and readers from all over America and overseas as well.
Readers then suggested that I publish the first 10 episodes as a book rather than leaving them online. I did -- and BOYSTOWN Season One was born. The book was released in mid-November and is selling very well locally and nationally. In the meantime, I am continuing to write additional episodes. Episodes 11 - 20 will be released this Spring as BOYSTOWN Season Two.
People can purchase the book directly through my website www.JakeBiondi.com or from Unabridged Bookstore in Chicago or online at amazon.com and bn.com.
What can you tell us about Logan Pryce?
Logan is one of BOYSTOWN’s core characters. Very handsome and professionally successful, Logan has low self-esteem and finds it difficult to love himself.
Logan and his boyfriend Max Taylor are in their mid-40s and have been together for a very, very long time. Of course, that doesn’t mean they don’t have their problems. Always feeling inferior to Max, Logan has a drinking problem. In spite of Max’s many attempts to help Logan address and deal with his abuse of alcohol, Keith continues to drink, causing a great strain on their relationship. In the meantime, Logan’s attraction to a new employee begins to grow. Can Max and Keith survive their issues? Or are they destined to fall apart?
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago and have basically lived in the Chicago area my entire life, except for the four years I went away to study at the University of Notre Dame. I have been living in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood for over 20 years and I love it. I love the neighborhood’s people, social life, diversity, culture, and proximity to Lake Michigan. As far as I’m concerned, Chicago is the best city in America.
I have been writing for most of my life, mostly as a hobby in my spare time. I find it to be a great way to relax and put aside the demands of “real life” while focusing on something productive. For me, it’s energizing and relaxing at the same time.
Anything else you would like to add?
I would just like to sincerely thank everyone who has read BOYSTOWN and reached out to me with their comments, suggestions, and questions. I have heard from people all over the country – and overseas – and I am forever grateful for their kind words and support. I love interacting with my readers and encourage them to contact me. In fact, they often contact me with ideas for future storylines and couples. In some ways, they have a unique opportunity to “drive” the story. Keep the comments coming!
How can readers reach you and/or buy the book?
Readers can contact me and buy the book through my website www.JakeBiondi.com. Autographed copies of the book are available at Unabridged Bookstore in Chicago (in person or through their website). Books may also be ordered through amazon.com or bn.com.
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One of the most diverse and lively neighborhoods in the country, Chicago's BOYSTOWN has something for everyone.
So it's no wonder that Jesse Morgan and Cole O'Brien chose to live there upon graduating from college.+
Ready to begin the next phase of their lives in an exciting new city, Jesse and Cole quickly find themselves at the center of a new group of friends.
Joyelle and Derek Mancini have been happily married for years, but Derek is harboring a secret that could tear them apart.
Derek's brother Emmett is about to discover that his boyfriend Keith Colgan has a past that will haunt them both.
Long time couple Logan Pryce and Max Taylor must face a crisis that neither of them expected.
And, before they realize it, Jesse and Cole find themselves at the center of it all in the adult playground known as BOYSTOWN.
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Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, Jake Biondi fell in love with "The Windy City" at an early age. He left the Chicago area for four years to attend the University of Notre Dame and, upon graduation, returned to Chicago. He has been living in Chicago's Boystown neighborhood for over 20 years.
A huge fan of Charles Dickens' novels as well as television shows such asDynasty, Knots Landing, Dallas and Revenge, Jake Biondi has created a serialized saga for contemporary audiences.
Because of BOYSTOWN's huge success online and the serialized nature of Biondi's writing, readers from all over the globe have been able to correspond with Biondi and influence the storylines of the BOYSTOWN saga as Biondi writes it.
Now, the first ten episodes of BOYSTOWN are available in book form.
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Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Every once in a great while, you come across a soul so sweet and genuine, you're automatically best friends. That's what Katie has become for me. On top of all the other common bonds we have, we both love writing! I am so excited to announce that Katie has released the third in her Sugar series!! Just read on....I promise you, not only does she write wonderfully, but the spirit and love within the story is contagious and you can't help but fall in love with the characters!
When Sugar’s journey started back in 2010 I had intended Sugar’s Dance to be a stand alone novel. Sugar was a soul I’d had inside my head for years and when I hit publish on Dance in 2011 it felt incredibly gratifying. Then people started reading it and saying, “Well, don’t leave us hanging! What happens next?” So, fortified with the knowledge that others felt her story wasn’t done, I wrote Sugar’s Song, and when I hit publish in 2012 I knew there would be one more. Why? Because there was one more thing Sugar needed to do, and that was find the light. When Sugar’s Song closes she is pretty close to being able to put her past behind her, and look at all the new changes in her life as her future. And I can tell you I had the whole next book worked out in my mind, until I sat down to write Sugar’s Night. Absolutely nothing I intended to write actually came out. I had intended Sugar to host the ballroom dance competition, which is mentioned at the end of Song, and then at the end of the book she’d dance the dance of her lifetime, curtain close, the end. Welllllllll, it turns out that’s not what happened and we can all thank Van for that. The story went from Sugar being on the edge of the spotlight ready to shine, to being shoved back into the darkness of why she was left behind. Some would say “you did that in dance.” And the truth is I did, partially, but the Sugar’s Night you read now is a gritty, dirty, tumultuous, wicked, cruel and completely gratifying waltz through the final notes of putting her personal and professional life on the right course. It’s about finally releasing the burdens she has carried all these years and letting her soul free again. Along the way we get to meet some new friends who change the course of Sugar’s night. Go ahead and read that however you’d like, but it won’t make sense until you read the final pages J. One of those friends, Grant Harris, was so woven into her night, unexpectedly, he needed his own story. He will get that when his story is told in Granted Redemption coming in the spring as part of my new series. I don’t want to give too many more spoilers, but I will say with all those new friends, and a lot of old ones, Sugar does dance the dance of her life at the end of her story, but is it the end, or is it just the beginning? And these three remain; faith, hope and love, and the greatest of these is…… to be continued.
John 1:5: The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it....
No one knows darkness like Tula “Sugar” Dubois, but as fall cloaks the Twin Ports her lodge is bright with a new love and new life. Sugar should be happier than ever, but when good intentions go bad Van unknowingly begins the dance that will lead Sugar back through the darkness of her past. Filled with doubt Sugar struggles to follow Van’s lead and let him teach her to trust her heart and him. In the darkness Sugar questions her priorities, doubts her convictions and discovers the angels among us. Determined to start anew Sugar and Van, Jesse and Julie and Max and Lillie finally waltz through the darkness and into the light of Sugar’s Night.
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Sunday, November 24, 2013
Becoming an author has been a rocky road as most would tell you. However, I have had the good fortune of meeting some of the most beautiful people. Katie is one of those people and we have long since passed the point of colleagues, I consider her one of my very best friends in the entire world. She has such faith, perseverance, and love that it just is contagious. Another of my best friends is Deliece Hofen. When Katie became aware of all Deliece's son, Braden, well, naturally Katie's huge heart kicked in. I love this about both women. No matter how difficult things are, they want to help others.
Katie has a new release out that just melts your heart. Her faith is so woven through all of her books, that you can't help but feel there is good in the world, even on days when things seem like pure hell. I fell instantly in love with a certain teacher in Snow Daze, he's just a great guy, and Katie reminds us there are still good guys out there, despite watching the news and seeing reality.
And here's where Katie's love kicked in, with this new release, Katie added in Spagetti Eddie,Sugar's Dance & Sugar's Song and is helping to raise money for Braden's Hope for Childhood Cancer, Deliece's foundation, started in honor of her son Braden. And THAT is why I love these two women with all of my heart. Please read more below and pass this post along. You're doing more than just buying fantastic books...
Anyone who has read my stories knows just how much I believe in there being a reason for everything. I struggle with some of them, and I certainly don't like a good number of them, but I always look for that reason. When I learned about Braden Hofen and his mom Deliece, I found myself really struggling with the reasons. A little boy, only 9 years old, and already battling cancer, twice? What's fair about that, Lord? What are your reasons for that? Then I got to know Deliece and Braden, and I saw all His reasons wrapped in the smile of a little boy. A little boy who really doesn't care that he has cancer, because to him cancer doesn't exist. I see his mother and father, who know cancer exists and who know what cancer can do to their child, and they fight. They fight hard, to raise funds for grants to research treatments for childhood cancer, because there isn't enough being done! Braden's Hope is changing the world of so many young cancer patients all because the Lord knew who could shoulder this burden, and do it with dignity and with HOPE. When I think about this week I think about being thankful, and I am thankful for The Hofens! I have never met these brave warriors in person, but when I look at my own children I think of them every single time. Every time I look at my children I know if they ever were diagnosed with cancer, the path little Braden has had to walk, has laid the groundwork for potential treatments that could help my child, or yours, or your grandchildren or nieces or nephews. So, to express my thanks for all they have done for the little warriors, the week of November 25th through 31st, the proceeds from the purchase of any of my books will benefit Braden's Hope For Childhood Cancer. Thank you for supporting Braden’s Hope and the groundbreaking work they have embarked on, all because they have HOPE. Thursday, when I sit down with my own family, I will say a prayer of thanks and then say “Take that cANCER! You didn't get this Thanksgiving, the Hofen's did!”
God bless the warriors.
Spaghetti Eddie: FREE November 25-29
Have you ever known a kid who loves something so much it's all he eats? No? Well meet Spaghetti Eddie! Spaghetti Eddie loves spaghetti. He loves it for breakfast, lunch and dinner! He loves it hot, cold, mashed or fried! Spaghetti Eddie's friends think his spaghetti noodle chips are 'yuck' but Spaghetti Eddie says 'Yum'. Come along with Spaghetti Eddie and his friends as he tries out new spaghetti creations, banishes all evil spaghetti snatchers and introduces the town of
to all things Spagheddie!
Snow Daze: 99cents
Trapped in an elevator with a handsome stranger is the perfect ‘meet-cute’, but Dr. Snow Daze has no interest in being the heroine of the next romance novel. Since her last ‘knight in shining armor’ turned into a nightmare, Snow hasn’t even looked at another man; one look into the alluring eyes of this stranger told her one thing, he was a guaranteed complication.
When Dully Alexander comes face to face with his very own snow angel he knows he will do anything to be her hero. With a good old fashioned
blizzard raging outside, a crackling fire inside, and whispered secrets on the
couch, can Dully convince Snow she deserves her happily ever after?
Sugar’s Dance and Sugar’s Song: $2.99
Will the events of one snowy November night haunt her forever?
Grab a cup of joe and meet Tula DuBois, Sugar to everyone who loves her, an accomplished ballroom dance instructor living in the Twin Ports of
Lake Superior. From the outside Sugar
appears to have it all, a successful business and a wonderful family, but
behind closed doors Sugar’s emotional walls are crumbling as the events of one
snowy November night ten years ago fill her nights with terror. As she
struggles to keep her sanity from slipping away she is taunted by the
never-ending mantra of why. Why is she still here? Why was she spared? When Drug Task Force Agent Donovan Walsh
arrives in , he has one job, keep Sugar safe.
As the gales of November blow early, Van finds himself drawn to Sugar as he
leads her through a tender dance of grief and guilt. As one storm eases another
intensifies and Sugar is pulled back into a high stakes promenade with a
psychopath hellbent on destroying her family and her town. As winter descends
upon Duluth, Minnesota Lake Superior, Sugar will waltz through
the darkness to find faith, hope, and the greatest of these, love….
When I am afraid, I will trust in you. Psalm 56
Love is a many-splendored thing and no one who knows this better than
“Sugar” DuBois. As the New Year breaks
over her lodge on the frozen shores of Lake Superior,
Sugar is wrapped in the arms of the man she loves, dancing in the New Year with
her brother and his new wife. Enter the mysterious Lillie who comes to the
lodge for Christmas break seeking safe haven. No one knows her secrets and
she’s determined to keep it that way.
Having had secrets to keep Sugar is compelled to love and protect
Lillie, determined to give her the strength to reveal what she’s hiding before
it’s too late. When Lillie comes face-to-face with her past will she let
revenge steal her future? Sugar calls upon all who love Lillie to dance a
dangerous samba to save the young girl before she is delivered to the Father by
evil... As the tulips sprout through the snow covered ground there is new love,
new hope and new life, and together they will share Sugar’s Night...
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Katie Mettner grew up in
and moved to the
Northwoods where she now resides with her husband and three children. As a
young adult Katie enjoyed ballroom dancing and like Sugar she didn’t let her
physical limitations hold her back from what she loved. Katie writes The Sugar
Series, Sugar’s Dance and Sugar’s Song, a Christian romance series. Her stories
are a reflection of her love for family intricately woven with life experience.
When the gales of November blow early you can find her at the computer with a
cup of joe, listening to Michael Bublé and working on Sugar's Night. Eau Claire,