From my desk to yours: May 9, 2021

From my desk to yours: May 9, 2021

May 10, 2021 Latest Newsletter 0
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Well it’s a drizzly Monday morning here in New Zealand and while I do have coffee, I sadly do not have cake.

That garden variety head cold I was battling last week is still hanging around and kicking my ass. I’ve spent most of the past ten days curled up in a blanket with hot blackcurrent tea and bad television. While I’m still not 100%, I am a lot better this morning so have embarked on operation catch up.

I have had a heads up that there is another box of books being released from customs – so hopefully some time in the next six weeks they’ll land. I’ll be heading out today with the ones that have been waiting all week for me to feel up to a trip to the Post Office.



Peaceful Seas (The San Capistrano Series 8)

I can’t believe I’m talking to you about Book 8 in this series. It still amazes me how many of you love Ben and Alex. As many of you know, San Cap (as I think of it) started out as a short story for an assignment I was doing at university. From there it became first a novel then the series that it is now. I still have plans to recover the series but have decided I will hold off until Book 9 is complete, since that will be the last in the series.

Peaceful Seas picks up immediately after Blazing Sands and should be with you very soon. If you’ve not read any of the series yet, why not grab a copy of The Beach House and get started?

The San Capistrano Series logo by Angelique Jurd

Pet Me (The Toye Shoppe 1)

Pet Me is fast becoming one of my favorite projects. I love the characters and if you are a fan of Jesse, Joey, or Leif from the Grove – I’m sure you will love sweet, shy Bailey as much as I do. At least I hope you will.If all goes well, I’m hoping to do a cover reveal in the next newsletter as the cover by May Dawney Designs is just gorgeous!

From other authors…

The Perfect Husband List from E. Broom

If the man of your dreams has a laundry list of changes you need to make before the wedding … would you?

George Edwards is excited to propose to his boyfriend of six years and build a family with him, but the answer is no … well, a yes with conditions: lose weight, buy new clothes, get a new job, change his friends, and buy a new house.

George has a year to change for his boyfriend … maybe fiancé. But does George want to change everything about himself?

James Henderson has been in love with George since the day they met five years ago. When he finds out about the list to turn him into the perfect husband, he vows to help George any way he can, but only if George wants to make the changes for himself and no-one else.

Can James convince George that he’s perfect just the way he is? After all, a year is a long time, and anything can happen in a year. Get your copy here or by clicking the image below:

The Perfect Husband List by E. Broom


Divas, Death, and Drag (Drag Queen Detective Book 2) from Shane K Morton

A drag pageant where winning means not dying.

Maple Bay is hosting the Ms. Gay West Coast Pageant and Victor’s drag queen persona Raven Ronelle is the emcee and organizer. It’s a huge event for the town and everyone is excited. For someone, excitement means murder.As the drag queens suffer multiple attempts on their life, Victor enlists the help of his best friend and his boyfriend, Sheriff Hottie, to sleuth out the truth.As they place themselves in the crosshairs of the killer, they find that they’re not the only ones investigating. Unexpected help comes from drag queen reality star Ursula Moolay.It’s a race against the clock to find out who wants the crown enough to commit murder.Murder She Wrote… if Jessica Fletcher were a drag queen. Get your copy here or by clicking the image below:

Divas Drag and Death by Shan K Morton

The Three Hearts Equation (College Boys of New Haven Book 2) from Hayden Hall

If love makes sense to you, you’re doing it wrong.


I loved Leo from the moment I met him. But life gets busy when you grow up. Leo took good care of me, and now he needs someone to take care of him. I must step up and be that person. Except I can’t do it alone.


I could carry everyone’s worries on my shoulders but mine. In just a few days, my dad ruined our family and the only person I can lean on is Mason. He worries and cares and I love him endlessly, but our lives are messy with no signs of improvement. Can we endure this on our own or is the solution to all our problems right my nose?


I never meant to fall in love. That’s just not what I do. But Mason and Leo could use some help and who better to help them but their best friend? The more I’m with them, the more I realize I’m going down a dangerous road. Of millions of possible outcomes, all are bad but one. Do we even stand a chance?

The Three Hearts Equation is the second book in the College Boys of New Haven series. It can be read as a standalone, but it’s more fun if you’ve read The Nerd Jock Conundrum and the free prequel novella. This is a sweet and steamy MMM romance featuring two nerds and a jock with a guaranteed HEA. Get your copy here or by clicking the image below:

The Three Hearts Equation by Hayden Hall

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Sites & Services I love…

For all things geeky related: Contents May Vary Reviews, podcasts, listicles, you name it. If it’s geeky, it’s probably there. If you’re a fan of Doctor Who, Good Omens, or Sherlock – be sure to check this site out.

For all things design related: All my covers come from the incredible May Dawney Designs and I can’t recommend her enough. Even if you’re not a writer or looking for a designer, check out her site for examples of her beautiful work.

For all things editing related: Penny Tsallos Editing and Proofreading specializes in LGBTQIA+ literature and being Australian based is perfect for those of us based down under, while still being able to work with USA/UK styles and vocabularies.


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