May 2014

GO MIKE SAM!! I’m a Rams Fan Today!

May 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

GO MIKE SAM!!! Congratulations on being the first (openly) gay player in the NFL! If you haven’t read “Given the Circumstances,” my novel about a gay NFL quarterback, here’s a little sample. If there was one thing Roger never anticipated would be the hardest part of the NFL Combine experience, this was it. “What’s the drug of choice on your campus?” The 15-minute team interviews were more grueling than the workouts. Roger had done exceedingly well at the dashes and jumps and shuttles and throws, and had delivered sterling banalities in the Media Day interviews. His draft stock was rising every minute. And then there was this. Roger blinked. The Richmond Rebels’ staff maintained poker faces throughout the interview. Other teams had been far more friendly, at least on the surface. These guys, well, Roger already hoped they wouldn’t be his new bosses. “Well,” he smiled, “it’s Berkeley, so I’m going to guess it’s marijuana.” They made notes, [MORE]

WHOOO! The first review for “Apollo’s Curse” is a “Perfect 10”!

May 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

Thanks so much to Dana Piazzi for getting to this so fast! “I haven’t given many 10 pot of gold ratings out yet. This is only my second; I tend to be a little picky. There was no bad editing to be found in this book. The story line was artful; there were many humorous moments, and several pop culture references. One thing I noticed from the beginning of the book was that even though the main character Dane had sex in the book, the author would pop in for the aftermath. Though the characters wrote romance novels there wasn’t a sex scene from their books described. At first I wondered, “when is Brad Vance going to write a sex scene,” there had been plenty in his one of his other books that I read. But as the end of the book approached I realized hot sex scenes, which are fun to read, weren’t needed. A really good romance doesn’t need to go into detail [MORE]

IT’S LIVE “Apollo’s Curse” available now! FREE COPIES for reviewers available now!

May 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

But, if you want to be my friend forever, you can buy one for $2.99 and get my ranking up right out the gate 🙂 Also up at Smashwords and AllRomanceEbooks, and in process at Nook, iStore and Kobo. Yeah, I changed the title!  I realized “Curse of the Tenth Muse” wasn’t a great title.  I was looking at the list of the biggest movies ever, and they all have short titles that tell you exactly what they’re about.  Star Wars.  Titanic.  The Lion King.  So, Apollo’s Curse tells you just what you’re getting here… So write to me at ASAP please to sign up for your free review copy :).  Amazon and Goodreads are my preferred sites for leaving reviews, since the ‘zon is #1 [MORE]

$30 to Wounded Warrior Project for April

May 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

As always, 50% of last month’s royalties on “A Little Too Broken” have been donated to Wounded Warrior Project.  With luck, publication of “Tenth Muse” will create a rising tide of sales on the backlist, and this number will be higher next [MORE]

WHOOOO!!!! “Tenth Muse” IS FINITO!

May 1, 2014 // 2 Comments

I’m done!  Done doney McDoneington!  Clocks in at just under 70k, but you know I’m probably never gonna write a door stopper 🙂 So I’ve been editing as I go, and since I didn’t do it all at the breakneck pace of GTC, I’ve done a good job.  Some nipping and tucking left to do, but yeah.  Next week is PUBBIN’ [MORE]