Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Apples to Oranges Contest

To celebrate the release of Apples to Oranges, I'm giving away a copy to one commenter. Leave a comment along with your email address for a chance to win. I'll run the contest for one week.

A description and excerpt can be read on Evernight's page.

My Thoughts About What I Write

I cruise Goodreads like a lot of other authors do. At times since I've joined the site it has annoyed the hell out of me, but for the most part I do enjoy it thought I don't go on their every single day.

I'm going to talk a bit about reviews. Today I got two for my latest m/m. One was from a review site and it was positive while the other was from a reader and negative but constructive. Like any other author, I love getting positive reviews. I'd be crazy if I didn't, but it was the negative review that made me think about what I write in general and why I write it.

Since I've started writing I've had a couple of readers contact me via Facebook PM and through my author email. One questioned me about my less than noble characters and why I write them. A couple of reviews have again brought this issue up. My characters often have sex with other people outside of their relationships. In Menage on the Prairie, the hero had the heroine come to him by missleading her. In Apples to Oranges, Jace fools around with another guy, but is interested in another and doesn't tell him even after they get together. This is a big no for some readers and to top things off, most of my endings are HFN(Happy for now).

I understand that romance/erotic romance readers want an escape. Most want the happily ever after. It's rare for me to write that. I write what I like to read. I love m/m and I read a ton of it. I like quirkier stories with characters who are leave me thinking and if they don't run off into the sunset with each other that's okay with me. I also draw from my own real life experience. I am not a gay man of course and I've never been in a menage relationship, but I have been cheated on and found myself in some pretty strange situations over the years. I think this often rolls over into my writing. Saying that, I have found the man of my dreams and married him(Yay!).

I hope this offers a little insight to my readers who have had questions about what I write or for those who have had a WTF moment when they've finished something of mine.


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Interview with K. Williams

XD- I'm always interested in the path a writer takes to becoming an author. Tell us about yours.

K- I've been writing for a long time, ever since I was a child. I was never very confident in my work and though being an author was a dream of mine, I never tried for it. My husband was the one that demanded I at least try to get something published. So, I did, and I'd say so far it's going pretty well.

XD- What inspired you to write Hero?

K- Well, I was listening to one of my favorite bands, Rise Against. The song Hero of War came on. It's a very emotional, raw song that deals with the painful realities of war. It put a scene in my head and I wrote the whole thing around that one scene.

XD- What advice would you give to budding authors?

K- I honestly have no idea. I'm still a budding author. I guess, I would say, just do what you love to do and don't get caught up in things that don't really matter.

XD- What's the one thing you can't live without?

K- I'd have to say a laptop with Internet access. Because with it, I can still write and stay in contact with friends and family, which are very high on my list of priorities.

XD- Cats or dogs?

K- Oh, that's tough because I have both. I'm gonna have to say cats though. Because my dog thinks he's a cat.

XD- What's next on your writing agenda and where do you envision yourself in a year?

K- Next on the agenda is a M/M werewolf story I just started working on. In a year, well hopefully I'll be closer to done with my degree in social work. I'd like to have a few more books out. Hopefully the husband and I (if he's not deployed) will be in a spot where we can start talking about starting a family.

XD- Sounds great and I wish you luck with all your endeavours. I'd also like to thank you for taking the time to be interviewed. It was a pleasure.

K. Williams can be reached online at: and her newest release, Hero is also available on Amazon, Bookstrand, and All Romance.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Release Day: Apples to Oranges

Today's the release day for my latest MM, Apples to Oranges. If you like stories about young love and coming out, this one will appeal to you. I'd also like to take the chance to thanks my readers. Without readers authors would not exist. Thanks :)

Apples to Oranges is also available at Bookstrand, Amazon, All Romance and other third party retailers.

Product Description

When bad boy, Brandon, moves to eighteen year old Jace's small-town, Jace’s life is suddenly turned upside down.

During the last year, Jace has experienced a lot of loss. His dad's untimely death in Afghanistan and his mom's subsequent nervous breakdown have left a lasting impact on him, and meeting Brandon gives him hope for the future. Jace is ready to make big changes in his otherwise mundane life. He's at a pinnacle and can’t help but think what it would be like to come out.

Brandon's life has been nothing but chaos from day one. That is until he meets straight-laced Jace. Jace stirs feelings within him that are new and exciting. And after a hot unexpected night together, he’s left with questions that desperately need answering.

As their feelings grow for each another, they come to a bridge that must be crossed. Is their love enough to keep them together or will their differences tear them apart?

Brandon was right about the weather. In less than an hour it was pissing down rain. Mike and a few others, including Brandon, had taken to the van.
By nine, Jace had the flashlight out and was reading a book he’d brought along, hoping it would pass time while the others drank themselves into a stupor. Mike had asked if he wanted to join them, but he declined. This wasn’t his idea of fun, especially with…girls all around him. If anything, he’d feel like the odd one out. No thanks.
Jace jumped when he heard a door slam. Then he heard footsteps walking in his direction. When the zipper opened to the tent, he saw that it was Brandon. From the way he flopped on his sleeping bag, Brandon was dead drunk.
“Fuck, it’s cold and wet out there,” Brandon said. He turned on his side, facing Jace. “You should have joined us in the van.”
“I’m okay here. I have my book.” Jace held it up and suddenly felt lame.
“One of the girls was asking about you. She was wondering where you were. I think she was interested in getting together with you.” Brandon grinned widely. “Like I said, you should have joined us. You might have gotten lucky with her.”
Just what Jace wanted. “Thanks, but I’ll pass on that.”
“Not interested?” Brandon questioned.
“Correct.” Jace went back to the pages of his book.
“In her, or do you mean girls, period?” Brandon’s face was serious, but his eyes were full of mischief as he connected with Jace through the dim lighting.
Jace’s pulse sped up and even though there was a chill in the air, he felt warm, extremely warm. He swallowed hard and his mouth felt like cotton. “What do you mean by that?”
God, he was buzzed. Otherwise, he would never have had the nerve to be this open and bold. Brandon thought about what to say next, choosing his words carefully. His eyes traced Jace’s expression, trying to read him. “Maybe you’re not into girls.” It was a comment and not a question.
“I…” Jace stammered, his eyes looking from Brandon to the book he held. “I can’t believe you’re asking me this.”
“There’s nothing wrong with being gay or whatever.” Even though his hazy judgement, Brandon wondered how come he did think this way when it came to his own ambiguous sexuality. At this moment, he was erect inside his jeans. That alone told him much more than anything else about how he’d felt.
“I know there isn’t anything wrong with it,” Jace replied. “What makes you think I’m gay?”
“Well,” Brandon lowered his voice. “Call it a vibe. It’s hard to explain. I did notice you looking at me in class at school.” It was all coming out now.
“I wasn’t looking at you,” Jace protested. “Besides, how would you notice me looking at you unless you were also looking at me?”
Brandon laughed. Jace was too cute for words. With his hair slightly dishevelled and his eyes looking so intense…he’d never noticed how green they were before now. “So.” Brandon inhaled deeply and his heard beat hard inside his chest. “What would you say if I asked if I could kiss you?” And before Jace had a chance to reply, Brandon leaned in and did it.
Jace almost came right then and there when their lips connected for the first time. He didn’t pull away, but the sheer surprise of the moment did cause him to flinch a little.
“You taste sweet,” Brandon said, his voice husky. “Tell me you liked me kissing you and tell me you want me to do it again.” Brandon ran one finger down Jace’s forearm as he spoke. “So soft.”
Jace did want it to happen again. “It’s gum and yes, please.”
Brandon smelled vaguely of cigarette smoke and he tasted like beer and cherry lip balm. His tongue slipped inside Jace’s mouth for the second time. Jace fell back on his sleeping bag and moaned as Brandon crawled on top of him, one leg pushing both of his slightly apart. Jace felt Brandon grinding against him, his hard-on pressing and throbbing inside his jeans.
“You can touch me if you want,” Brandon said. “It’s okay.”
Jace pressed his hands against Brandon’s firm chest and reaching down, he pulled up on the hem of his t-shirt.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Winner E Book Giveaway

The winner of my 3 e book giveaway was Vickey! Congrats!