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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.


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!

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:

Barnes & Noble
All Romance Ebooks

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!

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:
Barnes & Noble
All Romance Ebooks

~~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


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.


Behind Closed Doors – Available Now!

What better way to kick off the 4th of July than with some hot guy-on-guy fireworks?

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS coverBehind Closed Doors is now released, available for purchase, out there in the flippin’ open to be read and (hopefully, fingers crossed) enjoyed. It was a real journey getting to this point, but I’m ecstatic and proud to have the next Browerton University book published. This book would not have made it without my fabulous readers.

You inspired me. You motivated me. I never would’ve considered writing a prequel or trying my hand at dual POV (both firsts for me) without your suggestions. As I always say, I love hearing from readers, good or bad, and I always respond.

Please consider rating and reviewing BCD (and Out in the Open) on Amazon, Goodreads, or wherever you feel comfortable. Reviews help readers discover new authors, so feel free to spread the word.

Behind Closed Doors is available to purchase at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, All Romance Ebooks, and Smashwords. I hope it brings  a smile to your face, a tear to your eye, and a warm feeling to your no-no place.