New Xmas Novella: Hot Mall Santa

Surprise! New holiday-themed novella out now. Come meet the Hot Mall Santa.

You better watch out. You better not cry. Hot Mall Santa is coming to town!

Instead of round and jolly, this year’s mall Santa is chiseled and smoldering. The second he strolls into Oakville Mall wearing sunglasses, stubble, and his Santa hat cocked to the side, Santa gets all the tongues wagging—especially Tom Webster’s. A lowly retail associate at The Décor Store, Tom spends his time chasing a promotion and boss that are both out of reach. His fantasies about being a ho-ho-ho for Santa soon cross into reality after an unexpected night together. While the rest of the town obsesses over Hot Mall Santa, Tom gets to know the sweet, nerdy history buff under the suit and six-pack abs. But to win Santa’s heart, he must fight off the lusty moms, adoring fans, and his own fear of rejection.

Hot Mall Santa is a fun and sexy novella at 32,000 words filled with nutty Christmas shoppers, a grown man wearing reindeer antlers, and too many holiday puns. 

I love the holidays. More specifically, I love the crappy Christmas made-for-TV movies that air religiously on Freeform, Lifetime, Hallmark, you name it. Writing holiday novellas is a way to create my own crappy MOW, albeit ones not suitable for basic cable, ahem.

Hot Mall Santa was inspired by my harried years working retail over the holidays in college, dealing with strange customers who have given me lots of writerly material.

The story is only $2.99 on Amazon and free on Kindle Unlimited. It’s never too early to get into the holiday season (unless it’s before November 1st. That’s a bit too early for me, TBQH).

 

 

THE TOKEN YANK available now!

The Token Yank is now available!!

This is the first in my new “Expats” series, which chronicles the tales of young guys finding adventure and love in foreign countries.

The Token Yank follows Rafe from Out for the Night on his study abroad adventures in England, though you don’t need any prior Browerton knowledge to jump in. The title comes from an article I read years ago about Laura Linney’s character in Love, Actually, and it’s always stuck with me. This is one of my most personal books, based in part on my experiences studying abroad there 13 years ago.

Wow. 13 years. Time really freaking flies.

This book is personal. It’s romantic. And it’s damn sexy. There’s a scene on a soccer field (or football pitch) that was one of my favorite to write. It’s a scorcher.

Click here to pick up a copy at Amazon. (FREE for KU members)

Rafe’s Study Abroad Bucket List:
-See Stonehenge
-Get drunk (legally, for once!)
-Seduce a hot British guy (or five…)

After years of grand romantic gestures that went bust and left him perpetually single, Rafe wants nothing more than to shag his way through Jolly Olde England. He’s vowed to stop looking for romance and enjoy the next three months as the lone Yank in a sea of Brits at Stroude University. 

But his “Operation: Slut” mission goes awry when he meets Eamonn. His Beatles-hating, raspy-voiced flatmate shows him a true Blighty adventure, one filled with downing Snakebites, shopping trips to Asda, fist fights, and liberal usage of the c-word. 

For Eamonn, helping Rafe is a distraction from the uninspiring future waiting for him and a chance to forget about his ripped-out, stomped-on heart. In fact, Rafe may be the one to put it back together. That is, if the return ticket back to the States doesn’t pull them apart first.

 

My Books are now on Kindle Unlimited

Exciting news! All of my books are now available on Kindle Unlimited. If you have a subscription, you can read them all for FREE. And you can continue purchasing them as usual on Amazon. You can check out all of my titles under My Books at the top or go straight to my Amazon page.

I’d been hesitating on joining KU for a while because of the whole exclusivity thing, but there’s a whole crush of new readers who I’ll get to reach. I can’t wait!

Out for the Night available now!

The next book in the Browerton series is now out for your enjoyment! Stay warm and spend a few hours away from the news with Coop and Matty. Out for the Night is like 10 Things I Hate About You meets The Big Bang Theory with a splash of 8 Mile — and starring gay guys, obviously. If you love watching jocks and nerds fall in love over robots, rapping, and dry humping, then Out for the Night is for you.

And at the very least, you can salivate over this hottie on the cover.

“For the night, I am yours…”

 Meet Coop: Formal date. Wingman. Friend. Mystery man. He calls himself the G-rated Gigolo of Browerton. He could be anyone you wanted him to be…for a price.

 One night, his services are called upon for a unique assignment: distract a computer science nerd whose strong grades are killing the class curve. All Coop has to do is get the guy away from his books, save the curve, and collect the biggest payday of his G-rated Gigolo career.

 Should be easy enough, right?

 Matty has no interest in making friends or any cherished college memories that don’t involve the Dean’s list. Growing up, he withstood years of relentless bullying and loneliness to graduate from high school as valedictorian. His tough shell helps him excel at Browerton, bringing him one step closer to his dream internship in robotic engineering—even if he has to do it solo.

 When Coop stumbles into his life, he slowly breaks down the walls that Matty keeps concreted in stone. Sparks fly and quickly blossom into something deeper, but how long can their relationship last before the truth comes out?

Pick up your copy of Out for the Night at Amazon, Barnes & NobleKobo, or Smashwords today!

You Got Scrooged

I love the holidays. Dress me up in red and green and throw me in a department store Christmas display while Bing Crosby is playing on loop. I’m a total sucker for cheesy Christmas movies, especially ones that are inspired by A Christmas Carol. I’m looking at you A Diva’s Christmas Carol and A Muppet Christmas Carol.

(Apparently you can watch all of A Diva’s Christmas Carol on YouTube. Lucky you!)

This year, I finally decided to write my own spin on this famous tale, with a fun twist. If you’ve ever dreamed about Ebenezer Scrooge and Bob Cratchit falling in love and getting in on, then You Got Scrooged is for you.

 

HYou Got Scrooged coverow the dickens did Geoff Anderson’s life end up like this? One moment, he was a Broadway-bound actor, and the next, he’s playing Bob Cratchit in a community theater production of A Christmas Carol opposite Harvey, the most chipper (and attractive) Scrooge in history. For Geoff, Christmas is filled with painful memories he’d prefer to wash away with his flask full of bourbon. After a diva-tastic meltdown backstage on Christmas Eve, Geoff storms out of the theater, ready to spend another holiday alone. But instead, he totally gets Scrooged.

Join Geoff on a journey revisiting the heartache of his past and the blindspots of his present, with Harvey, who also has secrets of his own, along for the ride. As the night wears on, these two mismatched co-stars start to bond, but will it be enough to prevent the nightmare vision of Geoff’s future from coming true?

You Got Scrooged is a short story of 18,000 words that will be sure to scratch your holiday itch. Although if it’s still itching, you might want to see a doctor.

You Got Scrooged is available exclusively on Amazon. Get your ba-humbug on today!

 

Out of My Mind available now

Get to know Mac and Gideon. Out of My Mind is available now for purchase. You’ll love it!

Out of My Mind cover

Don’t take my word. I’m heavily biased. People are already raving about Out of My Mind:

Out of my Mind is funny, sweet and sexy. It’s also heartbreaking…Also, this is much steamier than the other books in the series…Overall, this was great. In one word, unputdownable! Did I mention funny?” — Gaybook Reviews

“The more I read this series, the more I enjoy it…It flows great and the storyline keeps you hooked till the very end.” — Rainbow Gold Reviews

“A.J. took me on an emotional rollercoaster of pain, guilt and heartache, but also sweetness, romance, hot sex and most of all love!! Highly recommended!!” —Bayou Book Junkie 

You can pick up your copy at the following retail outlets:

Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Kobo
All Romance Ebooks

OUT OF MY MIND paperback giveaway

I’m giving away two paperback copies of OUT OF MY MIND to two lucky readers. You can enter the giveaway on Goodreads with a few easy clicks of a button.

The giveaway runs until September 18th.

OUT OF MY MIND is also available for pre-order on Amazon or Kobo currently. Your fall will not be complete without Mac and Gideon.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Out of My Mind by A.J. Truman

Out of My Mind

by A.J. Truman

Giveaway ends September 18, 2016.

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Out of My Mind – coming 9.19.16

Book 3 in the Browerton University series is coming this September. I am psyched to bring you Out of My Mind.

This book.

It nearly sent me out of my mind. I rewrote 3/4 of it, threw out characters and subplots, and redid the entire back half twice. It was a slog, but I am so proud of this book. I pushed myself more than ever before to make this book shine. I loved exploring Mac and Gideon’s relationship from friends to enemies to roommates to friends again to something more. The book is about learning to live the life you want, not the life others expect you to live. And it’s easily the steamiest book I’ve written. 

Out of My Mind comes out September 19th, and is available to pre-order on Amazon and Kobo. It will be available for purchase at all of my usual vendors, but those two allow pre-orders.

Click here to pre-order Out of My Mind on Amazon
Click here to pre-order Out of My Mind on Kobo

Scroll down to see the cover and blurb!

p.s. I picked the cover because I couldn’t stop staring (and blushing) at the model’s smile. Isn’t he the cutest? He reminded me of Mac.

p.p.s. While I have you, would you take a second to like the all-new A.J. Truman Facebook page?

 

Out of My Mind coverMac had to be out of his mind.

Completely out of his ever-loving mind to even consider rooming with Gideon. The same guy he kissed during his freshman year who said he was straight. He’s held Mac’s mind hostage for the last two years after running out that one special night. Mac was a fan of social experiments, and this one was going to be a doozy.

Gideon doesn’t sweat anything. He was always two lies ahead of everyone. A master at spinning rock solid alibis to protect the house of cards that was his life. To Browerton University, he’s the popular guy getting over a breakup. To his family…the dutiful and responsible son. But rooming with Mac was bringing up old memories and forming new ones. First, a friendship develops, and then a late night infused with alcohol pushes them into uncharted, benefits-laden waters.

As their sexual experimentation continues, and the lies add up, both of them fight to withstand the feelings growing between them, feelings that could ruin their friendship and topple Gideon’s house of cards for good.

Out of My Mind is the 3rd book in the Browerton University series, but can be read as a standalone. It contains humor, heart, and hot guys. This book is intended for readers 18+.

To find out the latest news about Out of My Mind and future books, then you gotta become an Outsider. Sign up for my mailing list and be the first to get covers, blurbs, excerpt, exclusive content, and giveaways.

 

New Author Logo

It’s all about branding, they say. Well, I’m leaning in to my marketing side. I wanted to do something to tie my current and future books together. So I present to you…the A.J. Truman official logo!

A.J. Truman logo

I’m still figuring out how I’ll incorporate this into future materials, but I love the sexiness of a man in a suit. I’ll eventually stop writing about guys in college and move onto real-world adults, so this logo is a step in that direction. Let me know what you think in the comments below!

p.s. I’ve also started an official FB page. Would you be so kind as to ‘like’ it? I’ll be posting scoops there on my upcoming release. www.facebook.com/ajtrumanwriter

New Out in the Open short story!

A new short starring Greg and Ethan from Out in the Open is available now! Just in case your summer wasn’t hot enough, these two guys will bring the heat.

A Week by the Lake

True story: I made this cover myself.
True story: I made this cover myself.

Greg and Ethan from Out in the Open return for a summer trip that will test their relationship like never before.

Fresh from graduation, and a post-graduation romp in the library stacks, Greg is ready to enjoy the summer. But Ethan can’t stop thinking about whether they can do the long distance thing this fall. Greg takes him to his family’s lake house to unwind, but when he runs into a guy from his past, Ethan starts to wonder if they have a bigger problem than mileage.

A Week by the Lake is a short story at 10,000 words that contains humor, heart, some angst, some sex, a working fireplace, an uneaten sandwich, and a bike covered in Elmo stickers. It’s probably best if you read Out in the Open first, but new readers can still enjoy getting to know Greg and Ethan here.

A Week by the Lake is available now on Amazon!