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Free books… A reminder

In case you missed it… Out of the Blue and Black & Blühe are both free on Amazon this weekend only. That means you’ve got less than 24 hours to grab these great firefighter reads, FOR FREE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click the links below to grab yours now!

Book #1 Out of the Blue                             Book #2 – Black & Blühe

If you loved these, make sure you check out Book #3 – True Blue, and #4 – Blueprint.

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A short note on the Out of the Blue series…

First off I’d like to thank everyone who has read Blueprint and reached out to me to let me know that Jet’s story lived up to their expectations. I can’t tell you how much of a huge relief it is to know I did Jet’s story justice. I can’t thank you enough. I am truly humbled. ❤

Secondly and sadly, to answer all of you who have either asked me on Facebook or sent me an email or PM – Yes, Blueprint marks the end of the series. *cue tears* Cam and Jake’s story, Out of the Blue was supposed to be a standalone. But then Kris needed a story, and Brandon and Mason needed theirs, and I knew no matter what happened, I had to give Jet his happy. I wouldn’t have been able to live with myself if I hadn’t seen Jet grow and love and be loved in return with someone worthy of him.

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In saying that, there is a chance that Andy (Jet’s fellow bartender) and Ian (the ferry captain) may get their story, but if that happens it will be a spin-off and a standalone and the other characters won’t appear.

These four couples have all fought hard for their HEA and if I write another within the series, I fear one of the couples won’t remain together. I would hate for that to happen and I’m sure all you would as well. These boys deserve better than that and they should be left in peace to live happily and content with their husbands (or soon to be husbands).

Thank you!

RJ

True Blue is a best seller!

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I’ve seen this little teacup icon around the traps but I never thought I’d get one myself. But I’m happy to say that True Blue (which released on Friday and I totally forgot to blog it) has been awarded my very first teacup! I’m going to call it a coffee cup though, because I don’t drink tea regularly enough and I’m pretty sure my coffee intake would stand up to any author’s scrutiny.

Anyway, here’s the blog post I should have done on Friday! Don’t forget to give the cover some love. ❤

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The Blurb…

When being true to yourself means denial is no longer an option.

On the heels of a tragedy, Brandon White shaved his hair, adorned his body with tattoos, and concentrated on his attraction to the opposite sex. Fifteen years later, Brandon is a protective son and a loyal and respected member of the San Francisco Fire Department, bedding anything in a skirt that promises not to stick around afterward.

When his past and present collide in his dreams—including his best friend and fellow fireman, Mason—Brandon knows things are never going to be the same again. He starts to recall that fateful day years before, and the long-forgotten feelings that preceded it. The most important thing he remembers—he’s not as straight as he’d thought.

With help, Brandon learns to accept who he was always meant to be. But when tragedy strikes again, Brandon must reconcile his past and present and deal with his grief if he is to ever be true, not only to himself, but to Mason as well.

**This can be read as a standalone, however it is best enjoyed after reading the first two stories as side characters play a major role.**

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Available now from:

Amazon    All Romance    Smashwords    iTunes

A brief word on personal experiences in writing. Oh god.

True Blue comes out on Friday. It’s only a few days away and I’m full of the normal pre-release nerves you’d expect. Except this time it’s a little different. I wasn’t this nervous when I released my very first story, Out of the Blue.

All authors will tell you how much they bleed while writing their books. We pour out our heart and soul, blood, sweat and sometimes literal tears into our stories. Good. That’s what us as readers want. Me included. I want something that feels real, gives me shivers and smiles when I think about it. I want ALL the feels.

As authors, we sometimes draw on personal experiences for our scenes. (I’m saying this based on the author’s I’ve spoken to about this subject. I can’t possibly know how EVERY author writes.) Writing is an intensely personal journey, so how can we not draw on our own feelings, and the emotions we try and portray, need to come from somewhere. Every single piece I’ve written has a piece of me in it. Those closest to me will be able to see them. Remember the communication problem Cam and Jake had in Out of the Blue? Mine. All mine. Hubs and I still haven’t mastered the art of talking enough, but after 20 years together, we’re getting better at it. Remember the twin’s mother’s cancer struggle in Black & Bluhe? My mum. The hand holding thing in bed from Indigo Road? Yep, you guessed it. That’s what hubs and I do. (aww, isn’t that adorable?) Yeah.

True Blue took me more than a year to write. I struggled with lots of aspects of this story, mainly because a part of it is autobiographical and I didn’t know how to NOT put those very personal bits of me into it. No, I’m not a hot, tattooed fireman in San Francisco, but some of Brandon’s experiences are my own. Yes, I’ve tweaked them to fit the story, elaborated, stretched etc. But the feelings and scenes come from deep within. Often a painful and highly emotional place.

I’m probably giving you more insight into me than I’m strictly comfortable with, but part of me thinks it’s important to remind you that every story, from every author, (probably) comes from somewhere personal. You will more than likely never know which parts they are, but just keep in mind next time you’re reading a scene. You may find that you gain a greater insight into the author than you ever thought possible.

So the release day jitters are heightened with this story, purely because this is so much more personal than anything else I’ve written.

And now stay tuned for the promo:

True Blue 400When being true to yourself means denial is no longer an option.

On the heels of a tragedy, Brandon White shaved his hair, adorned his body with tattoos, and concentrated on his attraction to the opposite sex. Fifteen years later, Brandon is a protective son and a loyal and respected member of the San Francisco Fire Department, bedding anything in a skirt that promises not to stick around afterward.

When his past and present collide in his dreams—including his best friend and fellow fireman, Mason—Brandon knows things are never going to be the same again. He starts to recall that fateful day years before, and the long-forgotten feelings that preceded it. The most important thing he remembers—he’s not as straight as he’d thought.

With help, Brandon learns to accept who he was always meant to be. But when tragedy strikes again, Brandon must reconcile his past and present and deal with his grief if he is to ever be true, not only to himself, but to Mason as well.

**This can be read as a standalone, however it is best enjoyed after reading the first two stories as side characters play a major role.**

Pre-order now at  Amazon,  All Romance, ITunes and everywhere else you usually buy eBooks. Release Friday May 13th.


RJ