Available Now: Out in Colorado II

51EWVSx2YRLSeven gay stories that could only take place under the impossibly blue Colorado sky. Whether you want love (or lust) in the mountains, or prefer the busy streets of Denver and the eclectic environs of Boulder, we have your next read. Seven Rocky Mountain authors have joined forces to take you Out In Colorado.

Join George SeatonCaitlin RicciCari ZJess RothA.J. MarcusCarter Quinn, and P.D. Singer for adventure and a bit of romance.

Note: All proceeds from OiCII go to Out in Colorado to help pay for booth fees at events like Denver Pride and Denver Comic Con.

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Available for Pre-Order: Fire & Rain, by Carter Quinn

Available January 27

Fire-Rain_book-cover_FINALEric Walker has learned hard lessons from his past. He’s no longer the alcoholic husband hiding in the closet. He’s no longer the guy who tried to steal his brother’s boyfriend. He has two items on his agenda: fix his relationship with his brother, Jason, and find his own soul mate. But when it comes to relationships, Eric’s track record looks more like a train wreck. He craves intimacy almost as much as he fears reverting to his old ways.

Johnny Osborne has watched Eric mature over the last year and a half and has fallen in love with him in the process. He’s tried being patient, but it’s gotten him nowhere. No matter how many disastrous blind dates Johnny sets Eric up on, Eric seems determined to consider everyone but the man who’s been right in front of him all along.

Eric and Johnny aren’t the only ones struggling with their emotions. After his apartment burns down, their coworker, Travis, can’t choose between the guy he’s been crushing on and the guy he’s afraid to love. He seems determined to re-enact every blunder of Eric’s past. Will Travis learn from Eric’s mistakes before the man who loves him walks away for good? Will Eric ever see that best friends make the best lovers?

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Backlist Bonanza: The Way Back, by Carter Quinn

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In his freshman year of college, Riley Evans met the best friends he ever thought he’d have, Jason and Eric. When his friendship with Eric turned into something much more, it ended as suddenly as it began, leaving Riley devastated. He hasn’t let anyone near his heart since. Until now. When Riley needed him most, Jason was there to help pick up the pieces. Six years later, he’s back in Riley’s life.

Riley is slowly letting Jason past his defenses and is starting to accept how good they are together. They’re even planning their first romantic weekend getaway when, out of the blue, Eric calls, claiming he wants Riley back. Riley has been pining for Eric for six years, but now he has a brand new relationship with Jason to consider.

Jason-who has always been there when Riley needs him, who puts Riley’s happiness above his own, even if that means his own heart will suffer-insists Riley face his old feelings for Eric to make sure they’re really gone. But are they? How long will it take Riley to figure it out? And how long will Jason wait?

“A successful debut from an author who I will be watching out for in the future –Aurora, Bittersweet Reviews, 4 stars.”

“The emotions between the guys were palpable and I loved that they weren’t shy about showing that they cared.” –Wave, Reviews by Jessewave, 4.25 stars

“I loved this book! I laughed, I cried, I laughed while I cried… this book is just a complete plethora of emotion.” –Tams, MM Goodbook Reviews, 5 Hearts

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Available Now: Vanished, by Carter Quinn

book_design_4_CMYK JPGHenry Cooley has good friends and a good life. He’s secure in his job and his relationship. He and Tom, the love of his life, are about to celebrate their twenty-first anniversary as a couple. Their son, CJ, is in his second year at Cal Arts. Henry’s only problems are his growing dissatisfaction with his job and the fact that Tom’s parents still hate him, even after all these years. At least those are his only problems until the morning he wakes up to discover Tom has vanished.

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Colorado Christmas Wrap-Up

Hello, and welcome to the final day of our Colorado Christmas Blog Hop! If you’ve missed any of our posts, we invite you to go back and read through them. Here’s a quick recap:

AM Burns talks about the many different winter holidays.

Tabatha Heart talks about the excitement of the season, and being grateful. 

Caitlin Ricci talks about music and Man’s Best Friend

AJ Marcus talks about snowy owls

Cari Z on the Desolation of Christmas

Carter Quinn plays Scrooge (but only a little bit)

Marie shares a holiday recipe

ML Rhodes talks blended family traditions

PD Singer talks about a different set of blended family traditions

There are lots of prizes to be won along the way. Today is the day you can enter to win our grand prize, but we’ll get to that in a bit.

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For our final Colorado Christmas post, we’re sharing our answers to a very short interview. Enjoy!

What’s your favorite holiday movie?

Caitlin: It’s not really a holiday movie but I especially like watching Monty Python’s Holy Grail right about this time of year. The past few holiday seasons have been hard on myself and my family and watching that movie with its goofy humor and fake horses makes me smile when very few other things do. I also watch the British version of Death at a Funeral in late December as well. Both have morbid humor in them but that’s the best kind to get me to laugh like crazy and completely forget about everything else that is going on. At least for a little while.

AJ/AM: A Wish for Wings that Work

Cari Z: A Muppet Christmas Carol, because muppets make everything merrier.

PD Singer: I adore The Santa Clause movies with Tim Allen: the delightfully skewed internal logic makes me happy.

ML Rhodes: My fave holiday movie…wow, okay, I can’t just pick one.  I have several.  White Christmas with Bing Crosby (my mom and I watch this every Christmas Eve), The Santa Clause with Tim Allen.  And…now don’t smack me…but I love Elf with Will Ferrell.  It’s totally goofball, and that’s why I love it.  🙂

Marie: Nightmare Before Christmas (Because the logical way to make Christmas better is to combine it with Halloween!)

Tabatha: Nightmare Before Christmas

Carter: Not a “holiday movie” although it takes place over one, my all-time favorite, The Lion in Winter (Katharine Hepburn, Peter O’Toole)

What’s your favorite holiday song?

Caitlin: Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24,” and recently I’ve been listening to Pentatonix’s “Little Drummer Boy” and “Carol of the Bells” a lot.

AJ/AM: “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”

Cari Z: “Carol of the Bells,” because it’s just gorgeous.

PD Singer: “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” (Bach) is my favorite, because it has no words and I love playing it on my violin.

ML Rhodes: …again, can’t just pick one.  I love Christmas music!!  “Aspenglow” and “Christmas For Cowboys” by John Denver, “Carol of the Bells” (pretty much any version), “Wizards in Winter” by Trans-Siberian Orchestra, “Santa Baby” (the Eartha Kitt version), “White Christmas” (Bing Crosby version), “O Holy Night” (most versions).

Marie: This one is tough. I love some of the other music mentioned, especially “Santa Baby,” and TSO’s insanely fantastic album, Christmas Eve and Other Stories (I could sing the entire album for you, but only a tone-deaf person could stand to listen). But I think my favorite holiday song is Nat King Cole’s “Christmas Song” (which most folks refer to as Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire). I love the way he captures the quiet holiday comforts adults cherish and the bright-eyed anticipation of children all in one short song.

Tabatha: “Christmas Wrapping” by the Waitresses

Carter: The only one I can stand is “All I Want For Christmas” by Mariah Carey. And only her version. I work retail. All the others have been overplayed.

What did you ask Santa to bring you?

Caitlin: An ice cream maker so that I can have my chocolate/peanut butter needs met without having to leave the house or put on real clothes.

AJ/AM: A white Christmas.

Cari Z: I want to see reindeer.  Regular deer just aren’t as filled with the holiday spirit, so bring me some Prancer and Dancer to ooh and ahh over, please.

PD Singer: Santa has requests for earrings this year.

ML Rhodes: I asked Santa for… The Broncos to win the Super Bowl.  World Peace.  A white Christmas.  Juicy Pear Jelly Bellys.  And most of all…more writing time in 2014!!

Marie: I asked Santa for a new hot water heater. He said no. But I’d be happy with that Superbowl win ML mentioned!

Tabatha: An all inclusive trip to Halloween Town, I really want to meet Jack and Sally!

Carter: Oh, I haven’t been “nice” enough for that. 😉

So now it’s your turn! Answer our interview questions in the comment section below, and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card (winner’s choice of ARe or Amazon). We’ll announce the winner on Christmas Eve.

Whatever holiday you celebrate, the Out in Colorado crew wishes you an abundance of peace, joy, and laughter.

Happy Holidays! 

Christmas 2013 Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Out in Colorado Christmas Blog Hop! We have a series of fun posts and some great prizes lined up for you. Please follow along and comment often. 

13th: AM Burns
14th: Tabatha Heart
15th: Caitlin Ricci
16th: AJ Marcus
17th: Cari Z
18th: Carter Quinn
19th: Marie Sexton
20th: ML Rhodes
21st: PD Singer
22nd: Final post here on the Out in Colorado blog

We’ll be giving away a $50 gift card to your choice of ARe or Amazon on December 22nd, here at the Out in Colorado blog, so make sure you check in that day.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from your Out in Colorado crew!

New Books, Awards, and Weddings! (Oh my!)

The authors of Out In Colorado promise to start having more content here on our site, starting today. To kick things off, here’s a list of all the recent and upcoming releases from our members, as well as some exciting nuptial news!

September

The Satyr’s Song, A.J. Marcus (MM), Dreamspinner Press, 09/20/2013

October

The Gift of Stories, George Seaton (MM) MLR Press, 10/3/2013
The House: A Romance, Edward Kendrick (MM) Silver Publishing, 10/5/2013
Saving His Sky Captain, Caitlin Ricci (MM) Amber Allure, 10/6/2013
Dark Menagerie Anthology, Caitlin Ricci (MM) Storm Moon Press, 10/15/2013
Dangerous Territory (Forgotten Menagerie Anthology), Cari Z (MM) Storm Moon Press, 10/18.2013
Pack Business Pine Hollow Wolves 2, Caitlin Ricci (MM) Extasy Books, 10/15/2013

November

Shakespearotica Anthology, Caitlin Ricci (Mixed Pairs) Storm Moon Press, 11/8/2013
Family Bonds  Pine Hollow Wolves 3, Caitlin Ricci (MM) Extasy Books . 11/15/2013

December

All or Nothing, Caitlin Ricci (MMM) Extasy Books, 12/1/2013
The Little Crow, Caitlin Ricci (MM) Amber Allure, 12/1/2013
Celtic Calling Pine Hollow Wolves 4, Caitlin Ricci (MM) Extasy Books, 12/15/2013

FinalistMDThe Rainbow Awards

The winners won’t be announced until December 8, but many of our authors had Honorable Mentions, or are finalists:
Honorable Mentions:
Cambion: Dark Around the Edges, Cari Z (Gay Paranormal Romance)
Never a Hero, Marie Sexton (Contemporary Gay Romance)
Finalists:
Cambion: Dark Around the Edges, Cari Z (Gay Paranormal Romance)
Saving Skylar Hand, George Seaton (Gay General Fiction)
Out of the Blackness, Carter Quinn (Contemporary Gay Romance)
Never a Hero, Marie Sexton (Contemporary Gay Romance)
Second Hand, Marie Sexton (with Heidi Cullinan) (Contemporary Gay Romance)
Family Man, Marie Sexton (with Heidi Cullinan) (Contemporary Gay Romance)
Blood on the Mountain, PD Singer (Contemporary Gay Romance)
Lost and Found Anthology, Caitlin Ricci and Tabatha Heart (GLBT YA)
See all Rainbow Award finalists here.

Wedding Announcement!

And last, but definitely not least, we want to say Congratulation to George Seaton. On October 14th, George and David, his partner of 31 years, are headed to Taos to be legally married.  **confetti**  We wish them many more years of wedded bliss.
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