Out on a Limb Release Day!

It’s here! My second full-length book, the next volume in the Browerton University series, ready for consumption. I am so pumped to share this with you. I loved writing Cameron and Walker. And I love being able to share this stories with you. Enough with the mushy stuff:

Pick up your copy today at:
Amazon
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~~Scroll down to find out about the Out on a Limb blog tour~~

This book was an emotional rollercoaster. It was up and down and push and pull, chalk full of angst, sadness, heartbreak, sweetness, laughter and love. — Tracy @ Bayou Book Junkie

I loved the relationship growth between Walker and Cameron. Their interactions felt natural, and there’s something to be said for a slow burn written right. — Lili @ Gaybook Reviews

Out on a Limb - High ResolutionNo looking back. That’s the motto of college senior Cameron Buckley, whether he’s kicking his latest hookup out of bed or plotting out his future as a hit screenwriter. With only a few weeks until graduation, he’s ready to put Browerton University in his rearview mirror and start the life he’s been dreaming of ever since he was a kid. But a chance meeting with a sexy stranger in a bar throws a wrench into his Hollywood plans.

For Walker Reed, no looking back is hard to do when you work minutes away from your alma mater and share child custody with your college sweetheart. Almost fifteen years after graduating from Browerton, he can’t stop wondering how he got here. He has an ex who can’t stand him, a five-year-old son he can’t connect with, and a dead-end job he can’t escape.

When Cameron and Walker first meet, they know the rules. They know their friendship has an expiration date, yet it begins changing them in ways they never expected. As graduation looms, they both know things can’t go anywhere, but they can’t keep denying the feelings pulling them closer, even as an offer from Hollywood threatens to tear them apart forever.

OUT ON A LIMB is a gay new adult romance filled with humor, heart, and hot guys. It’s the second full-length book in the Browerton University series, but can be read as a standalone. The book is intended for readers 18 and up.

Blog Tour!

Over the next week, I’ll be going on tour around the gay romance blogosphere. If you like me and like what you read, feel free to share the links. I came with some epic posts about music, movies, and books that I’m sure you will enjoy.

4/18 – The Blogger Girls
4/20 – Gay Book Reviews
4/21 – The Novel Approach
4/22 – Boy Meets Boy Reviews
4/25 – Hearts on Fire Reviews

Finally…

You’ve probably heard every author say this, but please leave a review of the book on Amazon or Goodreads or your vendor of choice. Reviews are essential in word-of-mouth. Whether your review is one sentence or one page, and whether positive or negative, they help other readers discover me and the Browerton University world. Think about this: would you take a chance on a book with a lot of reviews or no reviews?

Finally, for real…

Thank you so much for supporting me and letting me and my lovelorn characters into your lives. I do this for you.

 

Treat Yo Self Day

Today is the light at the end of my tunnel, the pot of gold at the end of my rainbow, the reward after all my hard work. I have a tradition that whenever I finish a draft of a book, I celebrate with a “Treat Yo Self” Day, as epitomize by Tom and Donna from Parks & Recreation.

More than the fame and glory that will come with publishing said book eventually, what gets me through the grueling process of writing a draft is knowing that the day after I finish, I will get to pamper myself, doing what I want.

And that usually entails junk food.

I can usually finish one of these off before the coming attractions, then go up for a refill. #dontlookatme
I can usually finish one of these off before the coming attractions, then go up for a refill. #dontlookatme

I started this tradition back in college when I finish the first draft of my first ever screenplay. It was a Saturday night, and as soon as I finished, I walked to the corner store and bought myself a pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Then I sat on my couch and watched Miss Congeniality.

Ten years later, things haven’t evolved too much from that tradition. After finishing my latest first draft yesterday, I will spend tomorrow treating myself to Chicago deep dish pizza and a midday movie where I will gorge on popcorn, chocolate, and non-diet soda. To some of you, this sounds amazing, and to others, it sounds like the saddest thing ever. To each his own.

But the point is that we need these Treat Yo Self days. Finishing a draft or accomplishing something huge is a big deal. We need to stay motivated. We need to celebrate our victories. Life can be filled with lots of setbacks and roadblocks and failures and crappy moments. We need to commemorate the good times, the times when we persevered and triumphed. And then tomorrow, it’s back to work.

How do you celebrate your small victories?

photo credit: Movie Time via photopin (license)

Out on a Limb + News

Helo Outsiders,

I am in a little bit of a whirlwind with getting ready to release my next book, OUT ON A LIMB, which comes out April 18, 2016. [pause for gasps of excitement and spontaneous applause]

I wanted to drop a quick line to keep you updated. First, behold the cover and the blurb:

Out on a Limb - High ResolutionNo looking back. That’s the motto of college senior Cameron Buckley, whether he’s kicking his latest hookup out of bed or plotting out his future as a hit screenwriter. With only a few weeks until graduation, he’s ready to put Browerton University in his rearview mirror and start the life he’s been dreaming of ever since he was a kid. But a chance meeting with a sexy stranger in a bar throws a wrench into his Hollywood plans.

For Walker Reed, no looking back is hard to do when you work minutes away from your alma mater and share child custody with your college sweetheart. Almost fifteen years after graduating from Browerton, he can’t stop wondering how he got here. He has an ex who can’t stand him, a five-year-old son he can’t connect with, and a dead-end job he can’t escape.

When Cameron and Walker first meet, they know the rules. They know their friendship has an expiration date, yet it begins changing them in ways they never expected. As graduation looms, they both know things can’t go anywhere, but they can’t keep denying the feelings pulling them closer, even as an offer from Hollywood threatens to tear them apart forever.

*chills*

Next, ch-ch-check out the front and back cover for the paperback version. Don’t you just love a guy with a wide stance? That means he’s carrying a lot of cargo.

out on a limb paperback cover

Yum. Moving on…

I’m attending GRL this year! Not only is it my first GRL, but it’s my first conference. Period. I’m ridiculously excited to meet readers and Outsiders. Comment on this post or message me on FB or email if you are going. If enough people respond yes, I may try to put together an Outsider drinks. Stay tuned.

Let’s see, let’s see…anything else?

I’ll be doing some guest posts, too at The Novel Approach and Boy Meets Boy Reviews, so watch out for those. And if you’re a real Outsider, then you may be privy to a super-secret, members-only contest happening in May. Make sure you’re signed up for updates.

Meanwhile, whenever I hear this song, it inspires me to write a kissing scene.

And that’s all she wrote. I didn’t set up pre-orders for OUT ON A LIMB, but links will be available on 4/18.  Lemme know what you think of the cover and book and GRL and life in general.

-AJ