Available Now: Winter Oranges, by Marie Sexton

WinterOranges_200x300Jason Walker is a child star turned teen heartthrob turned reluctant B-movie regular who’s sick of his failing career. So he gives up Hollywood for northern Idaho, far away from the press, the drama of L.A., and the best friend he’s secretly been in love with for years.

There’s only one problem with his new life: a strange young man only he can see is haunting his guesthouse. Except Benjamin Ward isn’t a ghost. He’s a man caught out of time, trapped since the Civil War in a magical prison where he can only watch the lives of those around him. He’s also sweet, funny, and cute as hell, with an affinity for cheesy ’80s TV shows. And he’s thrilled to finally have someone to talk to.

But Jason quickly discovers that spending all his time with a man nobody else can see or hear isn’t without its problems—especially when the tabloids find him again and make him front-page news. The local sheriff thinks he’s on drugs, and his best friend thinks he’s crazy. But Jason knows he hasn’t lost his mind. Too bad he can’t say the same thing about his heart.

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Available Now: Shotgun, by Marie Sexton

Shotgun2As a young man, Dominic Jacobsen already suspects he’s gay, and he gets all the confirmation he needs when a rich boy from out of town climbs into the back seat of Dominic’s GTO. One night with Lamar Franklin is all it takes to convince Dominic he’s found the man of his dreams. Unfortunately, that one night is all he’ll get before Lamar returns to Tucson.

Fifteen years later, Lamar returns to Coda, Colorado after ending the latest in a string of bad relationships. He’s alone, depressed, and plagued by late-night phone calls from an unidentified caller. Lamar’s ready to give up when he comes face-to-face with his past.

Since he was seventeen, Dominic has dreamed of a reunion with Lamar, but that doesn’t mean he’s ready for it now. Facing small-town rumors and big-family drama is bad enough, but Dominic won’t risk losing custody of his teenaged daughter, Naomi. The only solution is to make sure he and Lamar remain friends and nothing more. Clothes stay on, no matter what.

It seems simple enough. But for better or worse, Lamar has other ideas.

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Available Now: Lost Along the Way, by Marie Sexton

Lost Along the Way-400x600Three months after losing his parents in a car crash, Denver weatherman Daniel Whitaker returns to Laramie, Wyoming. It’s bad enough dealing with the death of his parents and his failing relationship of fifteen years, but when he finds his childhood home full of clutter, Daniel is at a loss. He enlists Landon, his parents’ sexy neighbor, to help him sort through the mess.

Landon Kushner is a study in contradictions. He builds wind sculptures out of scrap metal and loves the outdoors, but he also rides a mint-green Vespa and has an affinity for knitting and fortune-telling. He’s been friends with Daniel’s parents for years, and he’s more than willing to lend a hand.

Their plan is simple: clean the house so Daniel can sell it and get back to his life in Denver. But when a strange cookbook comes into Landon’s possession, Daniel begins to realize that the universe – and Granny B – may have other plans.

Top2Bottom Reviews says: “Realistically written with characters that were both likable and humanly flawed, Lost Along the Way is a tale not to be missed. I’m definitely looking forward to reading more by Ms. Sexton in the future and recommend this book for those who are looking for a well-written romance with realistic storyline. Highly Recommended!” (Read the full review here.)

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FREE Short Story: Chapter Five and the Axe-Wielding Maniac, by Marie Sexton

Chapter-5-for-AmazonAuthor Joshua Franklin Hill has a bad case of writer’s block. When an axe-wielding maniac knocks on his front door and asks to dig up his living room floor, he figures his Monday from hell is complete.

But an axe-wielding maniac may be just what Josh needs.

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And don’t forget to pre-order the sequel, Apartment 14 and the Devil Next Door, Available January 27! 

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Backlist Bonanza: Song of Oestend, by Marie Sexton

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Aren Montrell has heard tales of the Oestend wraiths – mysterious creatures which come in the night and kill anyone who’s not indoors. Aren’s never had reason to believe the stories, but when he takes a job as a bookkeeper on the BarChi, a dusty cattle ranch on the remote Oestend prairie, he soon learns that the wraiths are real. Aren suddenly finds himself living in a supposedly haunted house and depending on wards and generators to protect him from unseen things in the night. As if that’s not enough, he has to deal with a crotchety old blind woman, face “cows” that look like nothing he’s ever seen before, and try to ignore the fact that he’s apparently the most eligible bachelor around.

Aren also finds himself the one and only confidante of Deacon, the BarChi’s burly foreman. Deacon runs the BarChi with an iron fist and is obviously relieved to finally have somebody he can talk to. As their relationship grows, Aren learns there’s more to Deacon and the BarChi than he’d anticipated. Deacon seems determined to deny both his Oestend heritage and any claim he may have to the BarChi ranch, but if Aren is to survive the perils of Oestend, he’ll will have to convince Deacon to stop running from the past and finally claim everything that’s his.

1st Place for Best Gay Fantasy in the 2011 Rainbow Awards
1st Place for Best Character Development in the 2011 Rainbow Awards
Honorable mention for Best Gay Novel in the 2011 Rainbow Awards
A finalist for the 2012 CRW Award of Excellence for Paranormal/Fantasy

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NOH8 and Denver Pride!

The Out in Colorado NOH8 photos are back! And here they are:

 

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Fae Winters

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Cari Z

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Fae and Mr. Fae

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Marie Sexton

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L to R: Marie Sexton, Cari Z., Caitlin Ricci, Fae Winters, Patrick Wendling-Markwell, Mr. Fae Winters

 

We look pretty awesome, don’t we? 😉

I also wanted to remind everybody that the Out in Colorado crew will be at Denver Pride, June 21-22. That’s the same weekend as RomCon, so if you’re in town for the convention, think about stopping by Civic Center Park. Authors in attendance will include (but are not necessarily limited to):

George Seaton

M.L.Rhodes

Cari Z.

Caitlin Ricci

Carter Quinn

Marie Sexton

And check out this video compilation of some of the photos from last year’s Pride event, put together by George Seaton.

 

Available Now: Roped In

Roped In

by Marie Sexton and L.A. Witt

RopedIn_largeGraham and his roping partner Jackson have ruled the rodeo scene for ten years running, but lately, Graham’s heart isn’t in the game. He’s tired of the bruises, the cowboy mentality, and the animal rights activists who picket every event. And then there’s Jackson.

Graham and Jackson have been friends since they were boys. But ever since their drunken sexual encounter the year before, things have been awkward. Graham’s accepted that he might be gay, but no matter how attracted he is to other men, he always panics and runs when the clothes start to come off.

Then Graham has a run-in with one of the rodeo protesters, and everything changes. Kaz is young, idealistic, and sexy as hell. And Kaz has an idea for getting Graham past his nerves and into bed.

All they need is a bit of rope.

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New Releases and Denver Pride

New Releases

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From the discovery and acceptance of our queer selves within the purely American landscape of the ‘50s, from the Big Party engendered by Stonewall, to the scourge of AIDS and on to present day, the heroes of these stories are ourselves, still robust after all these years. Check out George Seaton‘s collection of stories, An American Memory

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Kasey Ralston likes cars, and Brandon Kenner has a whole collection of them. But can Kasey be normal enough for a relationship, despite his secret fetish? Find out in Marie Sexton‘s Normal Enough.

Also by Marie Sexton (co-written with L.A. Witt): A rodeo rider, an animal rights activist, and a little bit of rope. Roped In, coming on April 20th. Details can be found here.

Can the love of a handsome archer be enough for a wayward prince overcome the ghost of his past? Check out The Archer’s Arrow, by A.J. Marcus

Also by A.J. Marcus: Eagle’s Blood Fighting to save eagles from poachers, a wildlife rehabber finds love and support in the arms of a hunky parks and wildlife officer.

Hunters, by A.M. Burns (coming 4/24/14 from Harmony Ink): There are strange things in the woods of Cripple Creek as a young bigfoot unexpectedly falls for a human boy, but can their love bloom before hunters catch up to them? Details can be found here.

Marked by Grief, by Caitlin Ricci: Six months after Kit lost his big brother to a drunk driver, he’s alone and feeling like everyone has left him behind. He struggles to get out of bed, to feed himself, to talk to his parents. Worst of all, the man he loves, his brother’s best friend, hasn’t spoken to him since the funeral. Available April 30. Pre-Order it now.

LESBIAN:

moonchilled400When Shae was thirteen she ran away from a sexually and physically abusive alpha but getting to safety meant leaving her mate, Maiki, behind. Now that she’s twenty-three Shae has made an isolated life for herself with only the wolf inside of her for company. Caitlin Ricci‘s Moon Chilled, available April 23. Pre-order now.

Camellia, by Cari Z. and Caitlin Ricci. Can Danny make the woman determined to keep her at the end of her riding crop let her into her heart as well as her bed? Available May 7. Pre-order it now.

OTHER GLBT:

In order to save a boy no one else believes exists, Hannah Glass is willing to do almost anything. Irish Magic (Song of the Sea, Part 1), by Caitlin Ricci

Denver Pride, June 21-22

The Out in Colorado crew will be at Pride (which is the same weekend as RomCon, FWIW), selling and signing books. Make sure you stop by and say hello. We look forward to seeing you!

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The official photo hasn’t arrived yet (I’ll post it here as soon as it does), but here are some of the Out in Colorado authors at the NOH8 photo shoot in Denver.

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L to R: Caitlin Ricci, Cari Z, Patrick Wendling-Markwell, Fae Winters, Marie Sexton.

Later this week, we’ll be sharing news on our latest releases, so stay tuned…

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!