Thoughts on rereleasing DC Files series

Seek & Find (formerly Serve & Protect), the first book in DC Files series, is out (and from 12/26 to 12/30 it’s going to be FREE!)

I wanted to rerelease DC Files series for so long, that now it’s finally happening, I can’t quite believe we’re here. The first book is out already, the Christmas story is available for the newsletter subscribers, and the books #2 and #3 are up for pre-order. Things are haaaaappening!

As I was revising the first book, it struck me how long it’s been since I wrote it (2013/2014). I’m a different writer now and the world is definitely different.

When I was writing about Sam managing the campaign that led to (spoiler alert!) the first woman being the POTUS, Hillary Clinton hadn’t announced she was going to run in 2016 elections yet. To be honest, I didn’t think she would. Joke’s on me, because not only did she run, but her campaign manager was a gay man, too.
Luckily, my book was out (or about to be out?) at that point. I didn’t think of Hillary Clinton when I was writing Margaret Galloway. I didn’t think about any of the prominent women in politics at that time. I wrote Galloway how I wanted the candidate to be and that was that.

Today, a few years later, with the world looking so much different, I don’t think I could write this book now. For many reasons. But while I revised, polished, and slightly expanded this book, I tried not to change it too much. Sure, maybe it would be better if I did, since I’m a better writer now. But I also wanted it to be still that story I wrote so many years ago. This was the first serious book I started and for that, it will always have a special place in my heart. So will Sam and Blake (it’s no wonder they’re in every book of that series–I just couldn’t let them go, heh).

I’m so glad to see it back out there in the world.

End Of The Year Promo And A New Cover

Serve & Protect, the first book in D.C. Files series, is available for $0.99 for limited time so if you haven’t read it yet, now may be the best time to snatch it! Aaand it has a new, awesome cover:

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LINKS:

Amazon | Nook

True & False (D.C. Files #4) Is Heeereee!

The latest book in D.C. Files series, True & False, is out today!

It’s a special book for me, one that was a difficult journey at times, but at the same time, brought me a few proud moments, too.

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MLR Press

Amazon | AllRomance | Kobo

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Openly gay US senator and the man who has spent all his life in the closet… What can go wrong?

Senator Pascal Tirado’s last relationship has ended years ago and he blames his busy schedule for the lack of dates ever since. His pull toward Jeremy is unmistakable, though, so when he discovers it’s mutual, Pascal wants to try to make it work. Whatever “it” is.

He thinks he knows what he’s getting himself into but his patience will be stretched to the limits.

Jeremy Callan is so deep in the closet that even people closest to him have no idea he’s gay. It has suited him all his life—in and out of the Corps—and he’s set in his ways even when he begins a new chapter in D.C. But then he starts sleeping with Pascal, and things get…complicated.

True & False (D.C. Files #4) Is Coming Soon!

In less than two weeks (!!! Where have the last month gone?!) the next book in D.C. Files series, True & False, comes out!

I can’t wait to share this story with you, but for now, have the cover and the blurb:

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Openly gay US senator and the guy who has spent all his life in the closet—is the disaster imminent or can they come up on top?

Senator Pascal Tirado’s last relationship has ended years ago and he blames his busy schedule for the lack of dates ever since. His pull toward Jeremy is unmistakable, though, so when he discovers it’s mutual, Pascal wants to try to make it work. Whatever “it” is.

He thinks he knows what he’s getting himself into but his patience will be stretched to the limits.

Jeremy Callan is so deep in the closet that even people closest to him have no idea he’s gay. It has suited him all his life—in and out of the Corps—and he’s set in his ways even when he begins a new chapter in D.C. But then he starts sleeping with Pascal, and things get…complicated.

Press & Hold Is Out!

Press & Hold (D.C. Files #3) is here!

LINKS
MLR Press
Amazon
AllRomance | Kobo | Nook

Stevie Callan is the personal assistant of the White House Chief of Staff and knows all the reasons why dating someone from the press corps is a bad idea. Faced with all the British charm of one of the best reporters in D.C., Stevie’s resolve crumbles, but soon after he finally crosses the line they’ve been balancing on for months now, the news about his father’s illness put everything into question.

Will Newbrough hasn’t been able to stop thinking about Stevie for months and now it finally looks like they may get their shot. But with the new story that falls into his lap, he’s risking more than he imagined when Stevie gets dragged into the middle of it.

When everything they were afraid of becomes real, will there be anything left to recover?

*The book is a part of D.C. Files series and I believe it’s best to read it as a continuation, but it can also be read as a stand-alone.

Press & Hold (D.C. Files #3) – The Excerpt

Press & Hold comes out in a week, so it’s time for an excerpt!

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Stevie Callan is the personal assistant of the White House Chief of Staff and knows all the reasons why dating someone from the press corps is a bad idea. Faced with all the British charm of one of the best reporters in D.C., Stevie’s resolve crumbles, but soon after he finally crosses the line they’ve been balancing on for months now, the news about his father’s illness put everything into question.

Will Newbrough hasn’t been able to stop thinking about Stevie for months and now it finally looks like they may get their shot. But with the new story that falls into his lap, he’s risking more than he imagined when Stevie gets dragged into the middle of it.

When everything they were afraid of becomes real, will there be anything left to recover?

*The book is a part of D.C. Files series and I believe it’s best to read it as a continuation, but it can also be read as a stand-alone.

 

THE EXCERPT

Will smiled as he stepped into Stevie’s domain and the smile only got bigger when he saw Stevie at the desk, clicking away on the computer.

“Trying to double the work flow?” Will asked and Stevie glanced up, corners of his lips twitching.

“I wish. I’m just finishing a few things.”

Will nodded and shoved his hands into his jacket pockets. “You’ll only be gone on Monday, right?”

Stevie nodded, looking back at the screen. “Yes. I’m flying back Monday night, and I’ll be here bright and early Tuesday morning.”

“Good,” Will said softly. “We’ll miss you.”

The tips of Stevie’s ears turned red and Will congratulated himself. Stevie looked very young and at the beginning of this administration people foolishly thought they could walk all over him to get to the Chief of Staff. But they were in for a surprise— Stevie Callan had been strict and protective of Sam’s time, and he had never hesitated to politely kick someone to the curb if needed. Will was delighted every time he got to see Stevie in action, see how he could go from an easy soft smile to a cold and unyielding stare. Stevie always tried to keep his cool while he worked, so every time Will managed to get a reaction—a blush or a bite on his lower lip—it felt like a victory. Like something special, just for him.

“Naomi will be here.” Stevie glanced up. “Don’t pester her while I’m gone.”

As if. “I don’t have any intentions of doing so.” Stevie had to know by now Will didn’t come over here to see the chief of staff ’s assistant. Will was not the most subtle guy on the planet.

“Good.”

Will nodded at the empty chair usually occupied by a Secret Service agent from Sam’s personal detail. “Michael’s gone for the day?”

“Probably.” Stevie had the ability to not give a straight answer to any of his questions that were even remotely related to Sam’s work. More often than not, he wouldn’t even tell Will things that were public knowledge. It would be frustrating if Will had actually been trying to pry something out of Stevie, but he hadn’t, for reasons he’d wasted months refusing to acknowledge.

“Great,” Will said, sitting on Michael’s chair and grinning at the look it got him. “Do you mind?”

Stevie stared at him for a long moment with raised eyebrows. “Are you going to behave?”

Do you want me to behave? Will wanted to ask, but he knew better. The last thing he needed was to scare Stevie off. “I always behave,” he said in the end.

It earned him a chuckle. “Sure you do.”

“Ouch.”

“Shut up.”

Stevie got back to work after that and Will stared. He’d wondered time and time again what it was about Stevie that made it impossible for Will to stop thinking about him. The man was handsome, no question about it, with his lithe body and light brown hair that framed his face in a way that softened the sharp lines of his jaw. He was shorter than Will, shorter than average, probably, but he never hesitated to stand toe to toe with anyone trying to steamroll him.

And then there was his smile. Will had finally decided that if he had to choose one thing, it would probably be just that— Stevie’s soft, dimpled smile. Will first saw it a few weeks after the inauguration when he was waiting for Liam Turner, the White House Press Secretary, in the lobby. He’d been checking his email to kill time, when he heard loud laughter coming from the entrance. Will’s head shot up and he watched Sam Daniels coming in with Stevie by his side and Michael shadowing them. Sam was the one laughing, the one who dragged the attention to them, but it was Stevie’s smile that made Will unable to look away. He’d seen Sam’s assistant before once or twice but it hadn’t been until that moment that he’d really noticed him. And once he had, he didn’t want to stop.

That was how it started. The next day Will found Stevie in the White House cafeteria and asked if he could join him. Stevie was obviously suspicious of his intentions and the initial conversation had been stilted, but Will’s stupid comment how the cafeteria staff had to be Republicans for sure, since they were clearly trying to get rid of them all, made Stevie snort and relax a fraction. Will had been coming up with excuses to see Stevie ever since, even if he didn’t really need one by now. At this point, everyone in the building knew Will was not wandering off to the restricted area to spy on the administration. Aside from a few weeks before the big announcement about the education reform, when they’d been trying to make sure there’d be no last minute leaks, most of the staff let him be.

“Stop staring,” Stevie told him, glancing at Will briefly before getting back to his filing.

Will sighed exaggeratedly. “‘Shut up,’ ‘stop staring,’ a guy could take it the wrong way, you know.”

“Or the right one,” Stevie threw back, but Will knew by now when he was teasing.

“I won’t see you till Tuesday.”

Stevie chuckled. “So you have to memorize me? You’re not going to forget what I look like in three days.”

Will nodded. “No. I definitely won’t.”

 

Press & Hold (D.C. Files #3) Coming Soon!

The next book in the D.C. Files series is coming! Press & Hold will be out on April 29th from MLR Press and then a few days later other retailers will follow.

And yes, it’s Stevie and Will’s turn this time!

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Stevie Callan is the personal assistant of the White House Chief of Staff and knows all the reasons why dating someone from the press corps is a bad idea. Faced with all the British charm of one of the best reporters in D.C., Stevie’s resolve crumbles, but soon after he finally crosses the line they’ve been balancing on for months now, the news about his father’s illness put everything into question.
 
Will Newbrough hasn’t been able to stop thinking about Stevie for months and now it finally looks like they may get their shot. But with the new story that falls into his lap, he’s risking more than he imagined when Stevie gets dragged into the middle of it.
 
When everything they were afraid of becomes real, will there be anything left to recover?

Cherish & Give Is Out – Christmas Came Early This Year!

The official release date is December 11th, but Cherish & Give (D.C. Files #1.5) is already out on pre-order!

Presidential elections may be over, but Sam and Blake are still a work in progress.

The last fourteen months of Sam’s life have been a crazy ride that was supposed to be over by now. It isn’t. While the presidential elections came and went, things don’t seem to be slowing down, despite his efforts.

And Blake is a patient man, but even he has his limits.

Although old habits die hard, they can be conquered, and when the new realizations occur, it’s a chance for Sam and Blake to decide how to move forward and navigate the relationship down the road. It’s no Christmas miracle, but it’s theirs and they’re not willing to back down.

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NOTE: Cherish & Give is a part of the D.C. Files series and although the longer books in the series can be read as stand-alones, this Christmas story is about the main couple from Serve & Protect (D.C. Files #1) and is more suited for people who had read that book first.

Buy links:
MLR Press
Amazon: US|UK|DE|CA
All Romance
Kobo
Barnes&Noble

D.C. Files Christmas Story – Cherish & Give – Coming Soon!

Revisit Sam and Blake as they are gearing up for their first Christmas after the elections!

 

Edit: Pre-order on AllRomance is live! Click HERE for an early gift for the holidays.

Edit again: Pre-order on Amazon is live as well and it’s HERE.

Presidential elections may be over, but Sam and Blake are still a work in progress.

The last fourteen months of Sam’s life have been a crazy ride that was supposed to be over by now. It isn’t. While the presidential elections came and went, things don’t seem to be slowing down, despite his efforts.

And Blake is a patient man, but even he has his limits.

Although old habits die hard, they can be conquered, and when the new realizations occur, it’s a chance for Sam and Blake to decide how to move forward and navigate the relationship down the road. It’s no Christmas miracle, but it’s theirs and they’re not willing to back down.

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The official release date is December 11th, but MLR Press plans to set up a pre-order as an early Christmas present, so stay tuned. I will anounce it on social media.

Trust & Confidence (D.C. Files #2) Is Out Now!

It’s here, it’s here! I’m super excited (and nervous) about this book, so I hope you like it.

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It’s been ten years, they are supposed to be over this.

Michael Lorne has worked for years to be where he is right now – on a protection detail for the White House Chief of Staff. But then his whole world gets shaken up the moment he meets the one person he thought he would never see again. His childhood best friend, his first love, the one who got away.

After a stint of working on presidential campaign, Adam Davis is back where he belongs – writing for his political commentary blog, DC College. Life is good. He’s comfortable. He’s doing what he loves. He’s… not prepared to see Michael walking back into his life.

Nothing can be the same now that they have met, but what will happen next? Is their past truly behind them or are there some things that were never meant to end?

NOTE: This book is the second one in D.C. Files series and some of the characters we’ve met in the first book show up again. As such, it is a continuation, but Trust & Confidence can also be read as a stand-alone.

Buy links (I’ll add links as they come):
MLR Press
Amazon: US|UK|DE|CA
All Romance
Kobo
Barnes&Noble