Saturday, June 29, 2013

Blogging from Sunny Florida!

     Wow! It’s been an interesting couple of weeks. I’m sorry I wasn't able to post anything to the blog last week. As some of you man know, I’m in Florida for a while helping a really good friend of mine who had shoulder surgery. Took a week to get the internet here to work for me; talk about frustrating. Anyhow, I did manage to get things squared and away and am now working again. 

     The big news is that I got the first round of edits for P.O.W. from MLR back. Actually I got them on Thursday night, started on them Friday morning, finished them and sent back first thing Saturday morning. I've heard that editors will either love you or hate you for fast turnarounds. If this editor, Steve, hates it, he’s in trouble. LOL I must admit that I do like his style. After a few paragraphs I was able to see where his head was going. That always helps. 

    The really big news is that I self-published my very first stand-alone piece. For the regular visitors here, you may remember Hawk ‘n’ Harley. Well it is now for sale on Amazon and on All Romance eBooks. Woo-Hoo. Thanks to K.c. Wells for her support and editing expertise. Without her, this would never have happened. Also Ryan Fields was a big help in convincing me to get this done. Of course he has a computer guru in the house to help him! Hell, I have trouble with the TV remote. So please, go and purchase Hawk ‘n’ Harley. It is a sweet story with a great HEA story. IF it does well enough, I promise to do a full follow up story with these characters. Deal? Seems poor Dan may have gotten himself into a bit of a situation. But a knight in shining armor comes to save the day. Wonder who that might be? Huh? Wanna leave a comment and see if you’re right?
                            Buy Hawk 'n' Harley here! 

     Now, with that behind me I’m happy to announce that I plan on releasing more shorts and eventually one full novel by the end of the year, other than the one from MLR. Count on more bikers, bears and Marines in the near future. I mean, who doesn’t like a hot Marine? 

     Don’t forget that there is a free read on Goodreads people. It has gotten some very nice reviews, so go…read…enjoy the weekend!
Anything For You Sir - On Goodreads

     Thanks to one and all. 

     Max ;-)

Monday, June 17, 2013

It's Here! It's Finally Here!

     Woo-Hoo! Looky, looky!

      I got an email yesterday informing me that my Goodreads story “Anything For You Sir” was posted. It came as a complete surprise since I was told that they would let me know in advance the posting/release date. Don’t know what happened with that, but that’s okay, I really don’t mind. 

     Here is one of the first reviews to come in: 

     This was something I would have paid for. Jason and Jerome were both complex characters with real motivations that made sense for their personalities. You kept them true to themselves, and yet let them change in the story to become two people who were no longer strangers, but intimate lovers, who care immensely about each other. It happens quickly, but it's not insta-love, and your plot is complex enough that it seemed to fit. 

     You have so many varied plot arcs coming together. We saw the conflict in the Dom's life and the sub's life all come together in one arc that evolves along with their relationship. Each event seemed to be well thought out and vital to the story and character development. I am very very pleased to have been able to read this as a free story. You did a great job Max. 

      I must admit, this did my heart good. Yes, I do realize that I wrote this in only three weeks. Yes, I did do this as a free read, but that does not mean that I didn’t want to do a decent job. Trust me when I say that it wasn’t easy banging out a 52k plus story in that short amount of time. My poor beta reader was really put through the ringer on this. She had no idea how I work, the poor thing. Thank you Diane B.!

     Anyway, here is the link if you’d like to have a read and it’s FREE!

     As always, please leave a comment, good, bad or indifferent.

     Thanks everyone for your continued support,

     Max  ;-)

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Tags? #Hairy Vampire, #BDSM, #Sex. What's not to like?

Happy Saturday everyone! Hope that everyone had a wonderful week. 

     It has been quite a busy week for me, reminiscent of a roller coaster ride. The highlight of the week was the announcement of the latest Ravenous Romance Anthology I’m in. “Slave for Love” will be out this coming Tuesday. Woo Hoo! 

     Now for those of you, who knew me when I first started this writing journey, know that I swore I would never write a vampire story and preferred to stay away from BDSM. Well that got blown all to hell. This is a vampire BDSM story. How I got wrangled into doing this, (thank you F. Leonora Soloman) I have no idea. However, I did do it for her and it will be out this week. I re-read it and have to admit it is pretty damn sexy. 

     Here is a small excerpt: 

      Ja’din nodded to the few he recognized before he saw him. 
      Instantly Ja’din remembered him from the Spike Reunion party earlier in the year. It was the same man who had sniffed him like a dog would a bone. He never touched Ja’din, but ran his empty soft leather glove from his pubes to his neck. He kissed him softly, like the wings of a butterfly, and then left. It was one of the most erotic moments of Ja’din’s life, as was evident in the tightening of the crotch in his leather jeans. 
      “Good evening Ja’din, Josh,” their host said as he approached, holding out his hand. “I am pleased that you could make it tonight.” 
      Ja’din couldn’t help himself. He instantly zoned in on the soft lips that he remembered barely touching his. 

      As soon as it comes out, I’ll provide a direct link from here. 

      The other big news is… you’re gonna just have to wait. 

     Come back next week for a big reveal. See you next week! 

      Max ;-)

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Celebrate Each Victory!

     Another Saturday, another show! Hope everyone had a great week. 

     Just a quick thank you to those who downloaded “Hawk ‘n’ Harley” this past week, I’ve received some very nice comments. I am glad that everyone liked it. I wrote that sometime ago, when I was first starting out, so again, thank you for the kind words. 

     Today I go to orientation for Lost and Found. For those who are not familiar with this organization, they help homeless gay youth, which are plentiful on the streets of Atlanta. They come from all over the South East in the States. It is a sad state of affairs when parents would rather have no child than a gay child. ‘What?’ you say? Yes, it does happen in this day and age. To prove this point, just watch this link. It is a Baptist Pastor of one of the largest churches in a well to do northern suburb if Atlanta.

Follow link to the right.

Local pastor denounces gays in the Boy Scouts, cuts donations

     Because of the Boy Scouts decision to be inclusive to gay boys, he decided to throw them out of the church and stop any funding. Okay, so no big deal. I agree. Big flippin’ deal. It is the fact that his entire congregation gave him a standing ovation on his decision that upset me. You see, these are the people who have kids who will be the ones to toss those youngsters aside, with permission, sanctioned by their Pastor. There’s a real Christian for you. 

     To prove this point, a new book came out recently called “Lost and Found” that deals with this subject matter. The editor of this book, Kris Jacen, called one of the members of the board of the organization, Lost and Found, to discuss the proceeds of the book that is being donated to them. On that very day a youngster was put out on the side of the road. Their offense? They had a gay oriented book on their Kindle or whatever reading device they were using. 

     Yes, Ladies and Gentlemen, these parents stopped on the interstate and put their child out on the side of road like a piece of trash because they dared to have gay themed literature on their reading device. These are the parents who listen to such hate mongers such as this Reverend Easley. So if you think that for one second that people, good upstanding, law abiding citizens wouldn’t do this, think again. 

     If you would like a good read and want to help just a small portion of these kids, please, I urge you to buy this book. The book is full of wonderful stories that need to be read. Pass them along to your young adult teens even, for those who have kids. Tell them, teach them, let them know that being a teenager is hard, but if a teen is gay, it is so much harder. 

Follow link here.

     On a happy note: The Boy Scout troop that was tossed from the Baptist Church has a new home in another church. Their funding actually went up and all is well for that particular group. Of course that is just one, and there are others feeling the same backlash. Let the Boy Scouts know that you support their decision, as small minded as they are sometimes. They of course will not let leaders be gay, but one step at a time. After all, Rome was not built in a day. Take each small victory as they come. 

     As for the youngster left on the side of the road… Lost and Found in Atlanta took this person in and they are now safe and not left on the nasty streets of a large and menacing city. With support from our local community and from the sale of this book, things look bright. 

     I’d like to thank you all again for taking the time to read my musings, ramblings and supporting me in such small ways. They make my days brighter. 

     Max  ;-)

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Happy Dance Saturday

     Happy Saturday! Woo-Hoo!

     Here in Atlanta the weather has been practically picture perfect all week Had a great holiday. Mid-eighties all week long and everything is so green and fresh. I for one, am so glad that winter is long gone.

     I have a special treat for you this week…A new freebie story. Not just any ol’ story. I wrote this a little over two years ago when I was first starting out. Originally it was for an open call, but it ended up being too long so was not accepted. Doesn't matter. It was one of my favorites so I thought I would share it with you. 

WARNING: I am only going to leave it up for one week, so you get it while you can.

     Who doesn't love a hot biker, huh? Couple him with a neerdy school teacher and watch what happens. Let me know how you like it. 

     To date, I've only gotten one, just one, sexy food fantasy, and oh is it kinky. I’m seriously thinking of working it into the story. Thanks Jason for a wonderful idea! 

     Have a great week everyone! 

     Max ;-)