Code Blue Cover and Blurb Reveal!
The sequel to Code Red is ALMOST HERE!
I’m so in love with this cover, and I may be a little bit biased because I made it LOL. It took a long time to get it right but I’m so pleased with how it turned out.
Code Blue is 115,000 words long, and it was so much fun to spend time with the Atrous boys again. Code Blue is the second book in the Atrous Series. The books should be read in order so if you haven’t read Code Red, I’d suggest starting there. It’s told from Steve’s point of view, the way Code Red was told from Roscoe’s.
I’m excited for everyone to read it and I sincerely hope you love Steve and Jeremy’s story. You can pre-order it now!
Release day is FEBRUARY 24TH
Steve Frost had dreams of wearing the national championship belt in mixed martial arts, maybe even going pro, but instead, finds himself working as a security guard for the rich and famous in LA.
Quickly earning a reputation for his blunt and precise people management skills, he lands a position on the security team for an up-and-coming boyband, Atrous. Years later, he’s head of security. He knows these boys, and with countless tours, flights, car trips, public events, concerts, he’s closer to one band member in particular.
Jeremy’s been a pillar for Atrous since day one, but even more so these last few months. Now the face of the band more than ever, he’s also got himself the attention of a delusional stalker-fan.
When the fame and stress become too much, when Jeremy’s health takes a hit, Steve becomes Jeremy’s lifeline. But as Jeremy knows already, and as Steve is about to learn, not even the brightest star can shine forever.
Nick Russo has done a stellar job on this audio! You can find it at the following stores:
It’s available everywhere so please check your favourite store!
The Christmas Wish List audiobook is fabulous, and I just adore Glen’s work with my characters. Still waiting for Audible to catch up, but you can find it at the following stores:
I really appreciate your patience with Audible.
GERMAN TRANSLATION ALERT!
Für meine deutschen Leser!
Tom muss erkennen, dass er zwar Cooper etwas über Architektur beibringen kann, Cooper ihn aber dafür auch zurück ins Leben holt – und zur Liebe.
Pour mes lecteurs français…
Traductions révisées !
La traduction a été révisée et rééditée. Je vous remercie de la patience dont vous faites preuve à mon égard, en veillant à la qualité de mes traductions.
et une vérité impossible
I’ve just finished my current WIP. It’s a nice, short 40K word story, a lot of fun, sweet and hot. It’s been great for my brain to do something shorter. It should be out in April, and I can NOT wait for you guys to meet Fergus and Davo. I adore them!
That’s all for now!! Please take care and be safe.
Good Morning Monday! What a Release Week!
The release of The Hate You Drink has far exceeded my expectations of how this book would be received. I was wary of how such an angsty book, dealing with real and horrible things, would be received after a comedy like Upside Down. But people are loving it!! It went to #1 on release day, and as of yesterday (Sunday), it was #1 in seven countries (US, UK, AUS, CA, FR, IT, Germany) and #2 in Brazil and #7 in Japan.
And I have to say folks, that’s just freaking crazy!!
And it just proves something that I’ve been saying for years… I really do have the best readers!!
For those who might have missed it, you can find The Hate You Drink at this Universal Link
And in Audio news, Clarity of Lines is OUT NOW!! Nick Russo does a SUPERB job narrating Tom and Cooper’s story. I couldn’t have chosen a better voice to bring their books to life. <3
Okay folks, that’s it for this week. I’ve sent my next book to my editor, and I need to immerse myself in my Work in Progress and get some words down. It’s a little (or a lot) out of my comfort zone so I’m second guessing every word… Ugh. I just need to get out of my own head and write ALL the words!!
Until next week!!
Good Morning Monday! For The Love of Audio!
It’s been a busy week in world of audio! Elements of Retrofit AND Blind Faith are out now, and I’m so excited to FINALLY be getting my backlist organised for audio. Blind Faith was first released in 2012, so it’s been a long time coming, and my Thomas Elkin series was 2013. Audios are rather expensive to produce and I have a LOT of books, so planning which books and when hasn’t been easy.
But I’m so freaking happy how these turned out.
Nick Russo narrated Elements of Retrofit and he is the perfect Thomas and Cooper. The job he’s done on these two guys is perfection. And it can’t have been easy… Tom and Cooper grace a lot of people’s ‘favourite couples’ lists and readers have LOVED these characters for a long time. That makes for some pretty big shoes to fill, but he far exceeded my expectations. When he sent me the first few chapters for my opinion/proof, my reply to him was something like ‘OMG don’t change a thing!’ 🙂
You can find Elements at Audible and iBooks
Clarity of Lines (Book Two in the series) has been submitted to ACX and should be out in a few weeks.
My Blind Faith series was the first books I self-published. After going through the mess that was Silver Publishing, I withheld passing this series onto another publisher because I would have been going from having nine books published to none, and my newer publisher said they’d take a year or more to re-publish. I know things with publishers take longer, but there was no way I was not having any books out there in the world while I waited. So I gave the new publisher six titles and kept the Blind Faith boys and thought I’d give this self-publishing thing a go (best decision I ever made).
That was 2012.
Isaac and Carter are very special to me, and Michael Pauley did an amazing job narrating these boys. We all know Isaac is a prickly character, and a lot of readers probably hated him LOL so I was interested to see how Michael handled that. But it was fantastic, and I’m so thrilled he agreed to narrate them. He really is perfect for them!
You can find Blind Faith at Audilbe and it should be up at iBooks any day (no link yet, sorry)
Book Two shouldn’t be too far away either! I’m so excited, guys. I will let you all know when I know more!
That’s it for this week! Release of The Hate You Drink is getting closer and I’m super excited for that too! I’ve had some mixed feedback on my next manuscript so I’m not sure what to do with that yet, and my current WIP is a disaster. LOL Hopefully I’ll have more news on that next week!
Good Morning Monday! And a surprise Christmas story!
You read that correctly! I released a surprise Christmas story!
A VERY HENRY CHRISTMAS!
A 12,000 word short story about food, fluff, and fornication.
Henry wants to share his and Reed’s first Christmas Eve being engaged by hosting dinner with their closest friends. Henry loves food and he loves to cook—he plans an entire menu and decorates the house to rival a department store, but even though everything’s perfect, something’s not quite right.
As Henry and Reed prepare for a merry Christmas, no matter what happens, you know it will be a very Henry Christmas.
It’s super short (only 12K words long) in which we get to spend Christmas Eve with Henry and Reed, and their friends. It’s fun, sexy, and sweet, and I don’t want to give too much away so you’ll need to read it to find out what happens!
And also, the rights to Clarity of Lines return to me this week — on the 13th to be exact! Yay!! I’ll be re-releasing it ASAP. It’s been re-edited and has a gorgeous new cover. There is no new added content. This is what the paperback cover looks like, and it will be available as soon as approved by Amazon.
It always takes a day or two for Amazon to approve re-released books (they need to validate the copyright etc) but I will post links as soon as I have them.
That’s all for today! Until next week… <3
Thomas Elkin is on a limited sale ~ Reminder!
Elements of Retrofit is now on special for just 99c for a limited time!!
You can find it Amazon or at Pride Publishing
This deal won’t last, so be quick!
Clarity of Lines and Sense of Place are also on sale for $2.99 each.
Good Morning Monday! And Tom & Cooper are on sale!
What’s new this week? I’ve been writing, editing, and proofreading. So all in all, nothing new. LOL
On a personal note, my kids have gone back to school and sporting obligations have also started. I’ve also committed myself to doing CrossFit 4-5 times a week. (Or I should be committed, given it’s been 40C all week I’m certain that makes me crazy LOL) Yes, it means sacrifice to some areas of my ‘free-time’, but I need to do this for me. It just means I need to be more organised with my time and stop procrastinating when it comes to my work hours. My writing schedule is hellabusy this year, so I’ve re-engaged my Internet block and won’t be on social media as much in the next few weeks. I have a job to do and deadlines to meet! Which means more books, so I’m guessing people won’t mind 😉
In some exciting news, I am Author of the Month at Bayou Book Junkie! I had fun with their interview, totally humbled by the lovely things other M/M folks had to say about me, and offered some insight into my writing. My entire backlist will be in the spotlight throughout the month, starting with Spencer Cohen and The Weight Of It All and Perfect Catch, and a special cover reveal toward the end of the month! Stay tuned for that one!
Have you met Tom and Cooper yet?
Also this week, Elements of Retrofit (Thomas Elkin, Book One) is on sale!! Starting from February 7th, it will be just 99c!
And also discounts for the rest of the series:
Clarity of Lines £1.99/$2.99/€2.99
Sense of Place £1.99/$2.99/€2.99
You can find Elements of Retrofit on
A huge thank you to Pride Publishing for running the Bargain Booksy promotion!
So, just a short one this time. But for those who like to keep up to date on my WIP progress, the sequel to Imago is now at 17K. That’s it for now! Until next week… <3
Retro Read: Elements of Retrofit
BUY LINK : Amazon : Pride Publishing : All Romance
Generation versus generation, traditional versus contemporary, these men are about to learn a lesson in architecture and love. Can they prove that the old and new can be the perfect design?
A successful New York architect, Thomas Elkin almost has it all. Coming out as gay and ending his marriage before his fortieth birthday, he needed to start living his life. Now, four years later, with his relationship with his son back on track, and after a few short-lived romances, this esteemed traditional draftsman thought he knew everything about architecture, about life.
Cooper Jones, twenty-two years old, is about to take the architect world by storm. Talented, professional, driven, and completely infuriating, Cooper is the definition of Generation Y.
Starting an internship working with Thomas, Cooper is about to knock Tom’s world off its axis. Tom can teach Cooper about the architecture industry, but Cooper is about to teach Tom what it means to live.
Looking out of my office window over the darkening New York City skyline, I could see my reflection in the wall of glass before me. Beyond the expensive suit and shoes, there was grey hair at my temples, my once-black hair was now salt and pepper, and there were creases at the corners of my eyes.
Forty-four years old. Forty-four. How did that happen?
It seemed like I’d missed half of my life. In many ways I had.
The light on the intercom flashed. “Mr Elkin?”
My receptionist was fifteen years older than me and had been my receptionist for ten years, since the day I’d started at the firm, and yet she never faltered in her professional etiquette.
“Ryan is on line two. Would you prefer I take a message?”
“No, it’s fine,” I told her. “I’ll take it.” I pressed the speaker button. “Ryan?”
“Hey, Dad, yeah, it’s me.”
“Anything wrong?” I asked. It was unusual for him to call the office. “Still coming for dinner?”
“Yeah, yeah, it’s all good. Just about dinner,” he hedged, “I was just wondering if you’d mind if I brought someone?”
This surprised me. Since his mother and I had separated, it’d taken a while for things to get back to normal between us.
“Yes, of course, that’s fine,” I told him. “Someone special?”
“Oh no, nothing like that,” he said with a laugh. I could hear muffled voices in the background. “Just ran into an old buddy from school. He just got into town, he’s by himself and I told him he could have dinner with us.”
“Okay, that’s fine,” I said. Ryan was very social, and growing up, he had forever had a crew of friends who lived at our place as much as their own. I’d quite often get home late to a den of high-school kids pretending to be asleep. I looked at my watch. “See you soon.”
I disconnected the call and pressed Jennifer’s line. “Can you please order dinner for three to be delivered to my home address?”
“Certainly,” she replied. “Thai? Italian? Japanese?”
There was a soft click in my ear and I went back to staring at the evening skyline for another half an hour, before packing my laptop into my satchel and walking out of the door. Jennifer gave me a polite smile. “Japanese, delivered to your door at seven-thirty.”
I smiled warmly at her. “Thank you, Jennifer.”
“Have a good weekend, Mr Elkin,” she said, knowing I’d be working all weekend. I worked most weekends. “I’ve taken the liberty to have lunch ordered for you tomorrow. Security will bring it up.”
“Don’t know what I’d do without you.”
She smiled proudly. “Have a good evening, Mr Elkin. Give Ryan my best.”
I took the elevator from the top floor of executive offices down to the executive marble lobby, walked a block to the executive marble lobby of my apartment building, took the elevator to the executive suite on the top floor.
Expensive. Polished. Predictable.
Those three words just about summed me up.
I’d been preoccupied lately, unsettled and lacking something. I’d quite often catch myself staring out of the window for some lengths of time, not able to recall a single thought. Maybe I needed a vacation. Maybe I’d take one after this next big contract was done.
I loved my job as an architect. Loved it. I loved the lines in structure, the quiet confidence in well-built, historical buildings, and I loved the superiority and functionality of modern design.
I loved my apartment, had some good friends and I even had an amicable relationship with my ex-wife, all things considered. My relationship with my son was better, good even. We’d had a rough patch when his mother and I first separated five years ago, but now at twenty-two years of age, he could see all sides of the situation and had made peace with it. With me.
I’d changed into jeans and a button-down shirt and poured my first glass of wine when there was a knock at the door. I checked my watch, and knowing the doorman would have sent Ryan straight up, I called out, “It’s unlocked.”
“Hey, Dad,” Ryan yelled from the door. I could hear him mumble something else and I remembered he was bringing company. My top-floor apartment was a large, open floor bachelor pad and the kitchen ran along the inside wall, out of line of sight from the front door.
“In the kitchen,” I replied. “You boys want a drink?”
Ryan walked in, followed by a face I didn’t recognise at first. “Dad, do you remember Cooper Jones?” Ryan asked, by way of introduction. “We went to high school together.”
The name yes, but he didn’t look a thing like I remembered. Gone was the gangly, awkward teenager, replaced by a fit-looking young man. He had messy short brown hair, a wide smile and mischief in his hazel eyes.
“Yes, I remember,” I said, extending my hand for him to shake. “You just grew up.”
Ryan rolled his eyes. “That’s what happens, Dad, when you don’t see someone for five years.”
Cooper shook my hand firmly. “Nice to meet you, sir.”
“Can I get you boys a drink?” I asked again. “Dinner will be here in about half an hour.”
I had my wine, they opted for a beer, and Ryan told me how Cooper’s family had moved to Chicago and how he’d lost touch with him through college, but Cooper had come to New York City for the summer. He’d literally checked into his room and gone in search for something to eat when he ran into Ryan on the street who then pulled out his phone and called me to see if he could tag along for dinner.
Elements of Retrofit Outtake
My assistant mainlined the Thomas Elkin series over the weekend, and to stop her nagging at me for a new story I pointed her to this outtake.
Review of Thomas Elkin Series
My friend, Nic Starr has done a wonderful series review of my Thomas Elkin series.
Elements of Retrofit …. “provides the introduction to Thomas and Cooper and what a wonderful introduction. I totally loved both these characters. Tom and Cooper—even the names together sound hot! The strength in this book lies in the chemistry between the characters. As individuals they are interesting—at different times in their lives but both intelligent, talented, driven and sexy.”
Clarity of Lines… “The book is humourous with witty retorts, lots of banter, and of course a wonderful smattering of age references. Cooper is glorious in the way he relates to Tom. The sex is once again fabulous. ”
“The series just keeps getting better with fabulous addition of Sense of Place. It is the perfect ending to the perfect series. Tom and Cooper are so wonderful together it’s hard not to smile.”
Read the rest of the reviews here.
New Reviews of Thomas Elkin series
Two Chicks Obsessed has done a wonderful series review of my Thomas Elkin series.
Elements of Retrofit (Thomas Elkin Book 1). 5 * …. “Apparently I have been way behind on reading some fantastic books! Tom was sexy & serious. Cooper (also very sexy) was fun & ambitious. The constant banter between the two was witty & entertaining. Walker did an excellent job in creating such likeable characters you couldn’t help but fall in love with them.” Read the rest here.
Clarity of Lines (Thomas Elkin Book 2). 5*…. “Have I said how much I heart Tom & Coop? Clarity of Lines picks up where book 1 ended.Walker flawlessly wrote a story that is realistic. I think bypassing this phase of the relationship would have made the book feel unreal. Everyone struggles with family/friends accepting each others partners, but when there is a 20+ yr age gap I would expect it to not be hearts & flowers.” Read the rest here.
Sense of Place (Thomas Elkin Book 3). 5*…. “WOW……I love this series, and for some, wish they would continue forever. Tom & Cooper hold a special place in my heart. Sense of Place is the final installment of the Thomas Elkins Series. Walker made sure that we would remember Tom & Cooper for many, many years. ” Read the rest here.
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