Three new Bend or Break covers!

Coming March 22nd, Austin and Vinnie both get their stories in the duology BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE. Plus, readers can also choose to buy their novellas individually with fabulous covers of their own. LOVE ME LIKE A ROCK is the story of Austin and the geology TA/art department nude model who pursues him despite Austin’s longstanding crush on his best friend Vinnie. In HARD CANDY, Vinnie is the one finding love in unexpected places with a skirt-sporting dance major who challenges all his preconceptions.

Now, I’m not saying I’m saving the best for last, but I totally am. So check out the covers for Austin and Vinnie’s individual novellas, before I finally reveal the art for BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE in all its fan-yourself glory. Eternal thanks as always to Kanaxa, my amazing cover artist!

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In art and in love, it’s the rough edges that make things interesting.

Having grown up with artistic implements always in hand, there’s almost nothing Austin can’t make real. Except for one thing – an official relationship with his best friend, rowing teammate and occasional hookup, Vinnie.

The combination of emotional and sexual frustration fuels a spark between Austin and the nude model in his drawing class. Austin isn’t used to having trouble focusing; models are merely challenging subjects to be rendered on paper. But the geology TA’s direct blue gaze is powerful enough to drag Austin’s focus away from his physique.

After a quick and very dirty post-class encounter, all the reasons that Austin has been waiting for his best friend go fuzzy in his mind. Sean is nothing like Vinnie. Sean is persistent, pays attention, and makes it clear he wants to be together.

But if Austin can’t get his head and his heart on the same page, he could lose his friend, or his lover. Or both.

Warning: Contains rock geeks, tent sex, a dictatorial cox whose idea of a good time is drawing naked dudes, plus one naked dude who wants to be more than a good time.

Pre-order LOVE ME LIKE A ROCK on the Samhain website. Or add it to your TBR shelf at Goodreads. Pre-orders at all vendors coming soon!

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How to get over someone? Get under someone else—as soon as possible.  

Vincent Lim always assumed his best friend (and occasional hookup) Austin would be waiting for him—that eventually they’d end up together. But now that Austin’s in love with another man, Vinnie is at a loss.

After the world’s most awkward one-night stand with a dance major, Vinnie knows the drill. Minimize the embarrassment by pretending they’ve never met. Yet Bryan’s vibrant spirit and calm center lure Vinnie like a shelter from an emotional storm.

But Vinnie’s thrown off his game by the rest of Bryan’s total package. Vinnie’s a rowing jock with a single-minded focus on living up to his parents’ academic and social expectations. Bryan might as well be outfitted with glittery butterfly wings—with plenty of pride to match. Vinnie’s haphazard attention to a lover won’t cut it this time.

Physically, they can match each other stroke for booty pop. But for the lovers to meet on common ground, they’ll have to find a way to get moving in the same direction.

Warning: Contains one uptight rower, a dancer who can rock a skirt like nobody’s business, yoga lessons, and the benefits of beingvery bendy.

Pre-order HARD CANDY on the Samhain website. Or add it to your TBR shelf at Goodreads. Pre-orders at all vendors coming soon!


I’m just saying, you may want to sit down for this one, in case you get a little weak in the knees.



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Made you a little dizzy, right?

BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE is a duology containing both LOVE ME LIKE A ROCK and HARD CANDY in one volume and will be available in both ebook and paperback. Add it to your TBR on Goodreads!

When we were talking with Kanaxa about who we would put on the cover, I mentioned that Austin’s new boyfriend Sean has a beard. She sent over a bunch of options, and as soon as I saw this one, I knew we had to use it.

Just look at them all lined up in a row! Isn’t Kanaxa fabulous? Keep an eye on your inbox between now and March 22nd for sneak peeks at both Austin and Vinnie’s stories in my newsletter. (Subscribe here to get all the good stuff!) You’re going to love them!

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