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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Ah yes, the famed "Turkey Day" a/k/a the day before Black Friday, or a day off work (unless you're in retail, sadly)... or just a day to kick back in a recliner after consuming a week's worth of calories and watch football.

I will admit, this year Thanksgiving doesn't mean as much to me and my family as it did; given that we've just had a death in the family (father-in-law)... no one is in that holiday mood per se; and I don't blame them.

Still; it is an opportunity to take stock of what we should be grateful for; life. We are here and alive and mostly healthy (cough, cough):) But we are grateful for having known him and shared in his life, up until the very end. We will never forget everything he did for us.

I am extremely blessed to still have both of my parents, and that they are healthy and thankful that I can be with them this day.

I wish everyone a blessed Thanksgiving and pray that everyone takes a step back from the sales ads and takes stock for what truly matters in life.


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Now Available! Southern Comfort #4...T & C

Southern Comfort #4...Truth and Consequences

from No Boundaries Press

In the wake of the Halloween lock-in, a rift has opened up among the friends, brought about by Mark’s inability to be honest with them, as well as himself. Todd reaches out to Blake and Clay, and a stronger friendship is formed. Mark misses his boyfriend, but even more so when a new student named Taylor arrives on the scene, and it appears that Taylor and Todd might be more than just friends.

Clay’s about to turn eighteen and his father is throwing a party—one he fully intends to wriggle out of, until Travis invites all his friends and he’s caught. An uninvited guest brings out a side of Clay nobody knew existed, one that threatens to shake up the peace of New Liberty.

Not telling the truth has its own consequences!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Final Days of sale at Smashwords!

That's right, just punch in the code ( on the book pages themselves of SSW25 ) to get 25% off any of my titles! ends July 31st!

Sunday, July 8, 2012


Hello! My life has been full of decision-making of late. At work, I make small ones every day; as I work in the accounting field, but must disseminate tiny numbers and see if it all adds up.

Then there is writing, and schoolwork...big decision to be made as to which to pursue. (grins); but I have deadlines on both; which add to the lovely pressure.

Otherwise, there is the company business, and an odd question to ask... I've noticed that m/f material does not move nearly as much as the m/m material, and I have to ponder, why is that?

Is it because I am known as a m/m author myself? It's possible.

Is it because I don't know many groups that carry 'mainstream' material? Perhaps.

This is the quandry that faces me now. I have submissions waiting; and they are both m/f.

I want to believe that every book will sell, based on the story. I accept great stories (I wouldn't if I hated them)... but that's beside the point.

Is the readership based solely on gender? I know my hubby doesn't come near my works; because it is m/m, yet my own father was able to handle reading it, because he loved the way I told the story.

So, what's the approach to take, you think? Find new groups that handle more mainstream works, or not accept and do m/m only?

Check out my interview!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Sale at Smashwords!

For all of the this month, enter coupon code SSW25 for 25% off your chosen book(s)!

Hurry...this month only!

New Release! Aftermath...Southern Comfort #3

Available at:


In the aftermath of the Homecoming Dance, a great rift has grown between Mark and Blake, one that was begun with the refusal of a dance. New alliances are strengthened and old ones reinforced. Mark makes his choice and moves out of the Davis home, back to George’s house… and Todd. Clay does his best to give Blake what he needs, even if it entails staying with Mark. Todd’s mother steps in to nurse George back to health, and that bond only deepens. Will Mark do what he just told Blake he couldn’t, and give Todd his ring? Will Clay show Blake that he’s the better man? And will new student Taylor Andrews throw a monkey wrench into Mark’s plans for Todd?

Who will survive the aftermath, and what will the new alliances be?

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Book #2 of the Southern Comfort series....

Trouble is growing in Paradise, as Mark moves away from Blake and toward Todd. How can love survive when fear gets in the way? Things get complicated as Todd encourages Mark to spend time with him, behind Blake’s back. It’s a good thing Blake has Clay to fall back on, to be his rock as Mark slips away from him. The tale of the tape is going to be the Homecoming Dance. But first there’s the matter of the class rings…

Available at:

No Boundaries Press


The first book in the Southern Comfort Series by myself and Julie Lynn Hayes!

Boredom at the Junior Prom leads to a dare that leads to a kiss between two seventeen year old boys. Being gay in rural Georgia is no picnic. As circumstances force them together, Mark and Blake uncover truths about themselves, embarking on a daring relationship. But they’ve got one major strike against them already—Mark is unwilling to come out about his sexuality, and Blake doesn’t want to live in a closet.

Can they fan the flames of their relationship, or will it sputter and die?

Available at:

No Boundaries Press


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Hop Against Homophobia

Hello, this is S. L. (Steph) Danielson and this is my reason for joining the Hop Against Homophobia.

I have all kinds of friends, from my early, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, you name it. Everything under the LGBTQ umbrella. Many have changed my life forever, in very, very good ways...which is one reason I write the genre I do.

In my opinion, homophobia is like any other phobia...if you break down the word, it's fear. Plain and simple. Fear of anything or anyone different than ourselves.

I grew up in a small town in West Virginia... we had one black kid in our entire school, so diversity was certainly not something I grew up learning. Anything or anyone different was not discussed favorably in our household, if at all. It was a very homogenous environment, where everything was the same, nothing changed.

Then we moved to an enormous city where everything changed. When I was 16, I met my first ever openly-gay friend. His name was Daniel, and of course I had a crush on him at first, but I simply enjoyed his company, and being his friend. It never mattered to me at all that he was gay.

He is part of what inspired what I write today. Male/Male romantic fiction, where they are loved and respected, and treated no differently than all the other people I know. Today I have not only over a dozen books, and fans who love how real the characters are, but support (in a sense) from my family....(but at a distance). That isn't real support in my head, my mother thinks I was brainswashed, and my father, though a fan, thinks that being gay is 'sick'.

To me, being gay is not at all sick, to me you are born that way and it is part of who that person is. It doesn't matter to me at all, I'll still be their friend. Skin color, eye color, nationality, religion....sexual orientation. Doesn't matter. I was raised Catholic but am at heart a Christian, who loves all of God's children.

My final word on homophobia? It's an excuse. No more excuses. People are people. Treat everyone the same.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Men of May blog hop! Win a free copy of The Alpha Lambda House!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

It's here! The Alpha Lambda House!

The Alpha Lambda House!

The pain of the past is something Tom is ready to face as he heads off to the same college where his ex is attending. He knows it won't be easy, but meeting Rick helps to ease his transition. But will a persistent Carl (who has a new man of his own) get in the way of everything he's trying to rebuild?

Welcome to the labor of love of mine and my co-creator MJ MacGregor....since 2006 we worked on this tale, finally getting it buttoned-up last year.

We hope you love it as much as we do!

Now available at Amazon, All romance Ebooks, and Smashwords!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

New Release Feb 1! Ranch Hands 2: Jerry's Season

Jerry Evans is the kind of guy that everybody thinks of as bad news—he’s the town lush, local druggie, and town whore all in one. But one good deed changes everything. After he saves Roger Laramie’s life, Jerry decides to reinvent himself. If he can be the man he once was, maybe he can find the dream of his dreams. When his first love unexpectedly returns, Jerry realizes he never stopped loving Patrick. But will he ever be good enough for him? And will the threat that looms over the town tear apart any chance he has of redemption? Will this truly be Jerry’s season?

Coming February 1st to an ebook site near you!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Coming Soon! Alpha Lambda House

Tom is heading off to college, where his stepbrother (and one-time romantic interest) lives at the famous Alpha Lambda House... with his new lover, Manny. But there 's a surprise, Rick. Can Tom move past the pain of Carl cheating on with with Manny and find happiness with Rick or anyone else?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Coming soon... Angel Martinez!

The Unfairness of Romance First Publishing

(on other sites as well for $4.99)

Gabriel doesn’t believe in love. With a dark past and a history of disastrous
relationships he has promised himself ‘no more’. Then Laurie bursts into his
life and just won’t let go. When the past catches up, with terrifying and almost
fatal consequences, will their love survive? Will they survive?