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Joel Friedlander calls SHIFT HAPPENS’ cover “fantastic!”

I submitted the awesome cover art for SHIFT HAPPENS, designed by Willsin Rowe, Coverage Designs, to marketing guru Joel Friedlander’s monthy cover round-up.

Here’s what I wrote: “Readers tend to expect male/male books to be erotic romance. SHIFT HAPPENS is a more of a paranormal action adventure. To address this, we used illustration rather than photos. The author name and rainbow bar are used across all my books to indicate GBLT themes and my branding.”

Here’s what Joel had to say:

“Fantastic illustration style for an ebook cover, I’d love to see more like this one.”

Awesome right? I know!

But then he added: “I can understand the rainbow is important to your branding, but it’s on the border of intrusive.”

And that surprised me. We’re not talking art here, we’re talking marketing. It’s a sales tool. It’s packaging. The convention for m/m romance is to show two men on the cover, often of the naked-torso variety. Not all, of course. Established authors can move into other designs, but I wanted it easily recognizable. Hence the rainbow.

And when all the books in the series are lined up, each one uses the same sparkly background picked out in a strong colour from the rainbow. I think they look awesome and that it works as a marketing tool. The bright colours and use of illustrations rather than photos makes them stand out among GBLT covers. What do you think?

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How to have fun with your book #2

Available now! LOST BOYS 2.0. A fun urban fantasy with 2 sexy heroes! http://bit.ly/LostBoys2pt0

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How to have fun with a book!

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You’re making me blush. (But don’t stop!)

LOST BOYS 2.0 has only been available for a few hours and already it’s already #12 on it’s AMAZON BESTSELLER LIST.

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Buy it here: Amazon.com / Amazon.ca / Kobo / AllRomanceEbooks / Nook / iTunes.

Get your happily ever after here!

Lost Boys with frameNOW AVAILABLE! LOST BOYS 2.0.

USA TODAY called it “a mash-up of a detective novel, horror story and modern-day romance.”(And gave it 5 stars)

I call it fun-tasy. Dark in places, light in others. Overall, a Whedon-esque balance of fun and fright!

More from USA TODAY: “I loved the way Ms. Grant developed the nuances of this story. Lost Boys 2.0 is a character-driven book wrapped in an intricate plot that runs smoothly.” Read the whole review here.

LOST BOYS 2.0: If you can’t join ‘em, beat ‘em.
Book #2 of the B.O.O. Series (You needn’t have read SHIFT HAPPENS to enjoy LOST BOYS 2.0.)

Trapped outside the world, unlikely hero Thaddeus Wright must partner with sexy Secret Agent Peter Pan to save a new generation of Lost Boys.

Thaddeus Wright would love to forget his childhood. A bi-racial bastard orphaned at four, he was the very definition of sin, according to the strict and disapproving grandparents who raised him. Twenty years later, Thad works with at-risk youth as both coach and counselor. Even after his grandparent’s spare-the-rod, spoil-the-child parenting, Thad just wants to help people. But when three young boys he coaches go missing, he’s the prime suspect.

Especially when he goes missing himself!

That’s when paranormal policing agency Borderless Observers Org. (B.O.O.) sends in recent recruit Peter Batique on his first solo mission. Peter had another name once, but he’s all grown up now and looking to prove himself an adult and a capable agent. However, after a hundred years as an unruly boy in Neverland, growing up holds some pretty unique challenges for Peter.

Despite their differences, Thad and Peter must learn to work together to rescue a whole new generation of Lost Boys and take down the black market shadow dealer responsible.

Can Thad learn he’s worthy of love? Can Peter finally grow up? Can the Lost Boys be found?

LOST BOYS 2.0: A new adult, gay, contemporary paranormal adventure romance
Full-length novel, approx. 250 pages. Available in both digital and print formats.

Buy it here: Amazon.com / Amazon.ca / Kobo / AllRomanceEbooks / Nook / iTunes.

Thank you kindly.

 

How to get ahead of the game!

Lost Boys 2.0 releases tomorrow! It’s Book #2 in the Tales of B.O.O. series. (But it stands alone.)

GLOWING PRAISE FROM USA TODAY: “I loved the way Ms. Grant developed the nuances of this story. Lost Boys 2.0 is a character-driven book wrapped in an intricate plot that runs smoothly.”

And I completed the first draft Mysterical yesterday. It’s Book #3!

I’ve even got a cover: Ta da!

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How to write more words…

For the first time in a decade and a half, I took two consecutive weekends off. GASP!!!

And I think I might be onto something. I spend a couple of days focused on not writing, and then I actually feel like writing when I get back to my computer.

It’s not that I’ve written every day for 15 years. It’s that on days I didn’t write, I felt guilty about it. Actually taking time off and NOT FEELING GUILTY? Is new.

Might try it again next weekend.

In the meantime, less than a week till LOST BOYS 2.0 releases. I’m excited. How ’bout you?

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Free copy of my not-yet-available book!

REVIEWS WANTED: for LOST BOYS 2.0

Teaser: “Peter Pan, Secret Agent.”

USA Today gave it 5 stars.

Agree? Disagree? Request your ARC today!

Email me at storm. grant@gmail.com

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USA Today: A Love and Lust Halloween rec: Lost Boys 2.0

A Love and Lust Halloween rec: Lost Boys 2.0, Tales of B.O.O. #2 [And also cover reveal!]

Trapped outside the world, unlikely hero Thaddeus Wright must partner with sexy Secret Agent Peter Pan to save a new generation of Lost Boys.

Thaddeus Wright would love to forget his childhood. A bi-racial bastard orphaned at four, he was the very definition of sin, according to the strict and disapproving grandparents who raised him. Twenty years later, Thad works with at-risk youth as both coach and counselor. Even after his grandparents’ spare-the-rod, spoil-the-child parenting, Thad just wants to help people. But when three young boys he coaches go missing, he’s the prime suspect.

Especially when he goes missing himself!

That’s when paranormal policing agency Borderless Observers Org. (BOO) sends in recent recruit Peter Batique on his first solo mission. Peter had another name once, but he’s all grown up now and looking to prove himself an adult and a capable agent. However, after a hundred years as an unruly boy in Neverland, growing up holds some pretty unique challenges for Peter.

Despite their differences, Thad and Peter must learn to work together to rescue a whole new generation of Lost Boys and take down the black market shadow dealer responsible.

Can Thad learn he’s worthy of love? Can Peter finally grow up? Can the Lost Boys be found?

Lost Boys 2.0: A New Adult, gay, contemporary paranormal adventure romance.

Becky Condit is a widow, mother of three and grandmother of 10 who reads all kinds of books, but her go-to comfort books are erotic romances. A romance novel coupled with just-out-of-the-oven chocolate-chip cookies and a glass of cold milk is her idea of heaven. She reads and reviews more than 250 books a year, so you won’t often find her without her Kindle in hand, but when you do, she’ll probably be gardening, doing needle crafts, working in her upholstery workshop and spending time with her family.

THANK YOU! THANK YOU, BECKY!

Pre-order links here:

Amazon.com / Amazon.ca / Kobo / AllRomanceEbooks / Nook / iTunes

 

And now my books are on Apple iBooks, too!

Only hours after I ticked the little box, my books are all on Apple iTunes now, as well. Thank you, Draft2Digital!

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