My Newsletter: Free Coupons, Bonus Scenes and More

Hey all,

Sign up for my newsletter out in Feb 2017. It will have some never before seen Guy scenes, DSP coupons, and more!

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I promise not to have too many newsletters and no spamming. I plan to have 4-5 per year. It will be filled with goodies!

If you are interested, here is the link:

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Cover Reveal, Audiobook, and Shameless

It’s almost my birthday and I have had some great gifts lately:

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Sid make me this cover reveal for my February release:

 

 

The Last Guy Breathing is coming out on audiobook

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Shameless Book Club had me as their gay romance  author of the month (thank you, Shameless)

http://shamelessbookclub.com/lgbtq-author-of-the-month-skylar-m-cates/

 

*feeling happy and grateful*

 

Neil Gaiman has it right

I agree with this quote so much!

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Some thoughts on writing, and driving in fog, and the usual

Posted byNeilat9:42 PM

“It’s a weird thing, writing.
Sometimes you can look out across what you’re writing, and it’s like looking out over a landscape on a glorious, clear summer’s day. You can see every leaf on every tree, and hear the birdsong, and you know where you’ll be going on your walk.
And that’s wonderful.
Sometimes it’s like driving through fog. You can’t really see where you’re going. You have just enough of the road in front of you to know that you’re probably still on the road, and if you drive slowly and keep your headlamps lowered you’ll still get where you were going.
And that’s hard while you’re doing it, but satisfying at the end of a day like that, where you look down and you got 1500 words that didn’t exist in that order down on paper, half of what you’d get on a good day, and you drove slowly, but you drove.
And sometimes you come out of the fog into clarity, and you can see just what you’re doing and where you’re going, and you couldn’t see or know any of that five minutes before.
And that’s magic.”

Trope Tuesday

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Hey all,

Welcome to Trope Tuesday!  This is the day where I’m going to babble on about some of my favorite and least favorite literary tropes.

Today, I was thinking about a personal favorite trope of mine: the big secret. I love romances where the protagonist has a huge secret. It’s so much fun as a reader to worry and wonder how and when the secret will be revealed. In heterosexual romances, the big secret is often a pregnancy or love child. I like these, but only if they are handled right. I don’t like it where the man finds out a child was kept from him for years and just forgives the woman immediately. On the other hand, I do enjoy watching an honest struggle over the revelation take place, and I’m a sucker for some earnest groveling and forgiveness.

Actually, the big secret trope is one of the main ideas that motivated me to write my upcoming novel, Exposed. The novel centers on a secret that Rafe is keeping from Daniel.

What do you think of the trope—The Big Secret?  Tell me!