Name My Book Contest, Because I Suck At This

I’m crowdsourcing a title for the 4th book in my award-winning Precious Gems Series (mystery/adventure/romance), I hope you’ll play along. There will be prizes.


How it Works:

gallery_ARCHEOLOGY_MESOPOTAMIA, ASSYRIA, BABYLON, UR_5316-2-Goblet,-Iran,-1200-BI’ll be taking suggestions here, then I’ll collect my favorites and have an open vote on my blog.  .

  • The title should fit well with the titles of previous books (Rarer than Rubies, Italian Ice, Jaded).
  • The theme is gold this time around and the story takes place in Istanbul, LA, and Texas.
  • Read the blurb below to get an idea of the book’s themes (family, second chances, love)
  • Limit of 3 entries per person
  • Leave your title suggestions as a comment and use your real email address in the comment form (no need to leave it in the comment)
  • In the event of two people sending the same title, the earliest entry will be taken.
  • Entries are due October 27, 2014


  • If your title makes it to voting: e-book from my backlist
  • Chance to have a character named for you in the book (or choose a name if you’re too shy), for a few random entrants
  • If your title wins the voting: print copy of your choice of my books available in print.

( I can’t promise your title will be chosen, since my publisher has final word on titles, but if it’s a good one, chances are they will love it!)


About the Book

The Precious Gems Series is a little like Romancing the Stone meets Indiana Jones.

14627Here’s the blurb. If you can incorporate one of the themes into the title it’s more likely to work. I’ve also put some photos of items they are looking for or locations in the book to inspire your creativity.

Draft blurb

Reed Acton has something more difficult to face this time around: a visit from Trent Copeland’s parents. He’s less equipped to handle hugs and holidays than the Taliban or international art thieves. When he’s assigned a case to track down a set of gold Babylonian artifacts looted from the Iraqi National Museum after the 2003 fall of Baghdad, things start to look up. The investigation takes him and Trent to Istanbul and then to an army base on US soil where Reed has to confront the worst demons from his past–his own parents–in order to find out which soldiers have been selling off the smuggled items.

96453158e1e4a0860d87b33a9bfdf883 001The Egyptian Bazaar is Istanbul's spice market


Cover Reveal #Giveway: Bound for Trouble #bdsm #gayromance



I’m so thrilled to share the cover and blurb of my upcoming release BOUND FOR TROUBLE. The ultra-talented Paul Richmond did this cover and it conveys the theme of the book so well.

Release date is set for June 18, but you can pre-order from Dreamspinner Press. Buy Here


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Here’s more about BOUND FOR TROUBLE:


Daniel “Deke” Kane is a broken man, facing the end of his career in the FBI. He’s on desk duty after a botched drug raid left the suspects and two children dead. He’s got one chance to prove himself, or the only thing he’ll be investigating is the Help Wanted ads.

Ryan Griffiths has been on the run for ten years. Forced onto the streets when his father kicked him out, Ryan earns his living in other men’s beds. Finding his john dead in a hotel room drives him under the radar until a favorite clients gives him a chance at a safe, clean life. But Ryan’s relatively stable new world shatters when Deke Kane catches up with him.

When Deke’s tasked to take down a drug dealer with terrorist ties and a taste for the dark side of BDSM, his only chance to get close is the suspect’s interest in Ryan, and he convinces Ryan to become a confidential informant. In return, Deke offers Ryan immunity from his past. As Ryan falls under the drug lord’s domination, Deke finds himself falling for Ryan.

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EM Lynley, a Rainbow Award winner and EPPIE finalist, has worked in high finance, high tech, and in the wine industry, though she’d rather be writing hot, romantic man-on-man action. She spent 10 years as an economist and financial analyst, including a year as a White House Staff Economist, but only because all the intern positions were filled. Tired of boring herself and others with dry business reports and articles, her creative muse is back and naughtier than ever. She has lived and worked in London, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., but the San Francisco Bay Area is home for now.

She is the author of Sex, Lies & Wedding Bells, the Precious Gems series from Dreamspinner Press, and the Rewriting History series starring a sexy jewel thief, among others.

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