Saturday, December 21, 2013

MARK COOPER VERSUS AMERICA - The Cover

Here's what's going down this weekend:

First, thanks to everyone who helped make THE BOY WHO BELONGED an ARe bestseller! Santa loves you and will bring you extra presents.*

Second, there's still time to join the fun on TBWB blog tour. The giveaway at Joyfully Jay is open through the 23rd, and Brin from THE BOY series has some beautiful pornaments to share with you there. Today Lisa and I are at Kay Berrisford's, answering some hard hitting questions. I revealed the truth about Lisa's secret slave dungeon, and Lisa threatened unspeakable cruelties against me if I didn't learn to speak Australian. And we talked a little about the book, too. Tomorrow we will be at Tara Lain's discussing how co-writing is turning us into a cranky old married couple. Lisa found some excellent pictures for that one. (There's another giveaway there!)

And finally, our frat boy Romeo & Romeo, MARK COOPER VERSUS AMERICA, comes out next month, and we have a lovely cover by Dar Albert to show you. See?



And a blurb:

Mark Cooper is angry, homesick, and about to take his stepdad’s dubious advice and rush Prescott College’s biggest party fraternity, Alpha Delta Phi. Greek life is as foreign to Aussie transplant Mark as Pennsylvania’s snowstorms and bear sightings. So, when the fraternity extends Mark a bid, Mark vows to get himself kicked out by the end of pledge period. But then he’s drawn into Alpha Delt’s feud with a neighboring fraternity.

Studious Deacon Holt is disappointed to learn Mark’s pledging Alpha Delt, his fraternity Phi Sigma Kappa’s sworn enemy. Mark is too beautiful for Deacon to pass up an invitation for sex, but beyond sex, Deacon’s not sure. He wants a relationship, but a difficult family situation prevents him from pursuing anything beyond his studies.

Mark and Deacon’s affair heats up as the war between their fraternities escalates. They explore kinks they didn’t know they had while keeping their liaison a secret from their brothers. But what Romeo and Juliet didn’t teach these star-crossed lovers is how to move beyond sex and into a place where they share more than a bed. That’s something they’ll have to figure out on their own—if the friction between their houses, and between Mark and America, doesn’t tear them apart.



MARK COOPER is out January 28 from Loose Id. It's light on the BDSM, but we managed to get a little spanking in there. A little phone sex. A little cross-dressing. Oh yeah, and some fisting.

And Lisa is absurdly smug about the fact that we used the word arse instead of ass. I have to throw her a bone every now and then or she starts threatening me with the torch and the OED.


*I cannot actually guarantee this.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

THE BOY WHO BELONGED Blog Tour

THE BOY WHO BELONGED is now out! It's currently available at Loose Id, Amazon, and ARe.

If you'd like to support Lisa and me on our blog tour (and maybe win a copy), here's where we're hanging out:

12/17: Boy Meets Boy Reviews, revealing the real story behind how Mr. Zimmerman came to live with Christy. There's a giveaway!
12/18: Attention is Arbitrary, offering up our rejected ideas for the sequel.
12/20: Joyfully Jay. Brin is posting his extremely naughty guide to decorating for the holidays. Giveaway!
12/21: Kay Berrisford interviews us about our experience meeting each other in person, our WIPs, and more.
12/22: Tara Lain, following up last year's "The Stages of a (Writing) Relationship" with "The Perils of a (Writing) Marriage."

Monday, December 16, 2013

The Boy Who Belonged - Available in a Few Hours

By the time THE BOY WHO BELONGED hits virtual shelves, I'll be on a plane back to the U.S. So I wanted to go ahead and post this, since this plane ride's gonna take a while.

TBWB is the sequel to THE GOOD BOY, and will be released around midnightish by Loose Id!

And to celebrate, Lisa and I are going on tour!

We've been over at Kate Sherwood's already, talking about what Christmas means to us.
12/17: We'll be at Boy Meets Boy Reviews revealing the real story behind how Mr. Zimmerman came to live with Christy! There's a giveaway!
12/18: Attention is Arbitrary, offering up our rejected ideas for the sequel.
12/20: Joyfully Jay. Brin is posting his extremely naughty guide to decorating for the holidays. Giveaway!
12/21: Kay Berrisford interviews us about our experience meeting each other in person, our WIPs, and more.
12/22: Tara Lain. We follow up last year's "The Stages of a (Writing) Relationship" with "The Perils of a (Writing) Marriage."



Twenty-one-year-old Lane Moredock finally has a normal life. Six months after he was wrongly made a suspect in his parents' ponzi scheme, he's settled down with his older boyfriend, Derek, and is working and attending school. But his happiness is threatened when his mother launches a Christmastime PR campaign to help appeal her prison sentence, and asks introverted Lane to be part of it.

Derek Fields has his hands full taking Santa photos, bird-sitting his sister's foul-mouthed macaw, and helping Lane prepare for a television interview neither of them wants him to do. As he eases Lane through his anxiety, he worries that Lane sees him as a caretaker rather than a boyfriend, and that their age difference really does matter. He and Lane compensate for the stress in their lives by taking their D/s relationship to new levels--a relationship that Lane's mother insists he should be ashamed of.

As Christmas draws nearer, the pressure builds. Pushy elves. Snarky subs. A bad fight. A parrot in peril. How the hell is Derek going to give Lane a perfect Christmas when the Moredock legacy threatens to pull them apart before the new year?

Monday, December 2, 2013

A Very Taco Hub Christmas, Plus I Like Australia

Man, Christmas is in the air. Carolers are singing, snow is falling, and it’s time for some Feliz Navi-deals at Taco Hub. (I’m in Australia right now, so I’m totally kidding about the snow falling. It's hotter than goddamn balls here.)

For anyone who hasn’t read THE GOOD BOY, Taco Hub is the disturbing yet delicious Mexican fast food joint where Lane works and where the characters frequently hang out despite the 80% chance of food poisoning. Last year, artist MC Blackman brought the Hub to life with this poster:



This year, she’s outdone herself with a Christmas themed Hub ad in honor of THE BOY WHO BELONGED, coming out December 17th from Loose Id.


Gotta love the Taco Hub baby. And if you’re not excited about TBWB yet, can I try to entice you? New Mr. Zimmerman-isms? Check. Brin and Ferg and tiny bondage elves? Check. A little breath play? Maaayyybe. Laura Moredock trying to manipulate everyone around her? Oh yeah. Get ready to deck the halls with boughs of angst (don’t worry—there are fun parts too) in about two weeks!

In other news,
Lisa Henry and I met on her turf last week. A weird thing happened when I sat down at my blog today and tried to do my usual Australia-mocking and that thing where I accuse Lisa of perpetrating injustices against my person. It’s like, I’ve had such a good time in Australia, and Lisa was such a good host during the few days I stayed with her, that I can’t even bring myself to invent a version of events that allows me to play the victim of Lisa and her country’s cruelty.

I mean, the wine flowed, the Magnum bars were plentiful—Lisa did make me hold a crocodile, but it was only a little one, and she also made me look at big ones and one tried to attack a tourist through the fence, but I wasn’t the tourist, so I guess that’s okay—I got to cook Thanksgiving (and forgot to explain to Lisa’s family the part where you go around and say what you’re thankful for. We just ate.), and we brainstormed two new books, including one that will either be a sheer delight or cause all of you to disown us. It’s hard to tell just yet. Oh, and we saw a kangaroo that punched ducks, and I got my obligatory tourist photo cuddling a koala.

In short, I can’t really find much to complain about in Australia, except the word “doona”. Even my reef dive was successful (saw a shark. Mission afuckingccomplished). I did encounter some rapist dolphins, but I was safely on the boat at the time.

Fine, Australia. Well played. I’ll be flying back to the U.S. using a cape I made out of an Australian flag, singing “I Still Call Australia Home”. I EVEN LIKE HOW THE NOTES ARE DIFFERENT COLORS AND I DON'T EVEN MIND CALLING THEM NOTES.


Thank you, Lisa. And your country. I look forward to seeing you in America someday. I will make you hold a bear.