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Kat from ARe Cafe gives her Top 10 recommendations
for LGBT books – and one of them is Seducing Professor Coyle by Yours Truly.

Very happy to see this! Thank you.

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Things and stuff

Busy in the early stages of a new book, so I’m gonna go underground for a bit, but wanted to mention some cool stuff from this week.

Guys On Top was named one of the Hottest reads in March by Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews, and they’re currently running a cool giveaway that includes Guys plus four (I think) other MM books from great authors. Check it out here: http://bit.ly/1hgZDWL

Also, Fiction Vixen named Guys On Top as a recommended read from the month of March. Very cool! You can check that out here http://fictionvixen.com/march-recommended-reads/, and again, some other great books on the list.

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Guys is getting a lot of positive feedback and I’m thrilled about that, but for now I need to put it out of my head and get some work done. I shall resurface when the smoke clears.

Happy reading!
Darien

Guest blog and giveaway

Tremendous artist and editor Skyla Dawn Cameron is running an interview with me me about my novel Guys On Top, with an ebook giveaway.

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Yeah, about that sequel…

I had been seriously considering writing a sequel to Guys on Top. I was thinking about it before I ever finished the story. But then I ALWAYS think about writing a sequel once I close in on the end of the book. Because I’m lovestruck. It’s like a break up. As an author you spend all this time traveling with these characters, falling in love with them and for them, there’s no way not to get attached. So of course, it’s difficult to let them go after they find their Happily ever after. Or happy for now, or whatever the sitch.

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But here’s the thing. When you spend 70 plus thousand words getting a couple together, the thought of starting over and tossing new and exciting flaming shitballs at them is unsettling. At least for me. I know some authors are brilliant at sequels and series, creating new tension for old love interests. For Guys On Top, I had some good ideas of what else could possibly happen with Doug, Stewart, and Corey, even did some writing and outlining on it. A part of me wants to see Doug and Corey get it on. A part of me wants to see Doug, Corey, AND Stewart get it on. Hell, a part of me wants to throw Zach into the mix. But it hit me last night that although it would be hot, it wouldn’t be REAL. That’s not who Doug is, despite the obvious sexual tension between him and Corey. That’s not how I wrote him, he’s relationship-guy. It doesn’t make sense that he’d suddenly turn into experimental-guy, or that Stewart, after his life changing decisions, would suddenly be hip with sharing his new and hard earned love.

So basically, as I started writing it, it started to feel like jerking off on the page, like it was MY fantasy and not theirs. I appreciate all the readers who emailed me and contacted me saying they wanted more of these characters, it means the world. But for now at least, I don’t think it’s gonna happen. I need to cut that umbilical cord and move on to something new. I can only hope to find characters that move me once again. After Seducing Professor Coyle, I didn’t think I’d ever love again, but then I wrote Criminal Pleasures. After CP, I didn’t think I’d ever love again, but then came Guys On Top. So I’m going to have faith that there ARE character embryos out there in the brain-o-sphere just waiting to be born, and that I will love again, and come up with another set of fun, satisfying characters whose story wants to be told.
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Until then, well, the guys from GUYS will remain in my internal fantasy vault, immune to my ‘It has to make SENSE’ writer logic, doing all sorts of naughty things.

Happy Reading,
Darien

Criminal Pleasures

Very nice and well-written feature review of Criminal Pleasures today at Fiction Vixen. Actually made me miss Brendan and Marc!

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Fast readers!

Wicked grateful to already be getting feedback on ‘Guys on Top’, damn, there are some FAST readers out there! I got an email today from Lee in the UK asking if the pond Doug jogs around really exists – yes it do! It’s Jamaica Pond in Jamaica Plain, Mass. on the outskirts of Boston.

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I did live in that neighborhood for a while and jogged the pond, great place to live. The second question was whether Bernie’s Brew Pub actually exists. No, that came from my brain, it is however a montage of several places I’ve frequented, sort of an Anytown USA pub. And now I’m craving a beer…

Guys On Top

My new MM Romance novel ‘Guys on Top’ is officially released today. You can find it on Amazon as well as Smashwords, All Romance, and all the old familiar places.

Doug Crandall’s perfect suburban life imploded after his boyfriend’s betrayal and a subsequent lawsuit left him personally and financially devastated. A year later, with a new place in the city and a fresh outlook, he’s back on his feet and ready to start over. Eager to lose his cynicism and heal his battered heart, he immerses himself in the local social scene, which includes a pair of charismatic men engaged in an open relationship. As Doug finds himself becoming emotionally and sexually entangled in their lives, he’s forced to reevaluate his views on fidelity, betrayal, love, and the often calamitous price of happiness.

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This one was a lot of fun to write, hope you all enjoy it!

Coming soon…

The new book, due out in a couple weeks.

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Doug Crandall’s perfect suburban life imploded after his boyfriend’s betrayal and a subsequent lawsuit left him personally and financially devastated. A year later, with a new place in the city and a fresh outlook, he’s back on his feet and ready to start over. Eager to lose his cynicism and heal his battered heart, he immerses himself in the local social scene, which includes a pair of charismatic men engaged in an open relationship. As Doug finds himself becoming emotionally and sexually entangled in their lives, he’s forced to reevaluate his views on fidelity, betrayal, love, and the often calamitous price of happiness.

News and reviews

Nice review of Criminal Pleasures at Sinfully Sexy Books.

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Closing in on the end of my new novel. Fortunately there is freaking ICE falling from the sky outside so I haven’t been able to do much else but write, so soon I’ll be sending to beta reader and editor and chomping my nails while I wait to hear back. I love the book, so I’m hoping that’s a good sign. Of course there’s always the possibility that I’m completely out of my mind. Will keep updates here when it moves to the final stage and is ready to go out into the world on its own two little feet.

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Peace! Stay warm.

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