The world is fractured. I think we all know this, but Twitter brought it home jarringly this week as news broke of the bombing in Manchester. More specifically as right wing Americans pounced with delight, too overjoyed their prejudices were confirmed to bother hiding their ghoulish glee. Continue reading →
Some of you might have heard already, but I’m excited to announce that the second edition of What He Wants is now available.
This book holds a very special place in my heart. It was my first breakout novel, and I still remember the giddy feeling of checking my Amazon dashboard to see if it had gone live and seeing double-digits sales already recorded. Up until that point, I don’t think I’d sold as many books in total, so to say I was ecstatic would be an understatement. I distinctly recall dancing around the office, which led to an interesting subsequent conversation with my colleagues….
What He Wants wasn’t my first published book, but it was the first that showed me I could make a living from writing. The book went on to be the #1 LGBT title on five of Amazon’s (then) six domains, including the US, UK, France, and Germany. It also hit #1 LGBT book on a number of iTunes domains, including the US, UK, Canada, and Australia. It truly is an international #1—an accolade I never thought I’d see applied to one of my books when I first started publishing.
Christo’s life fell apart when his partner of eight years walked out on him. A fling with sexy, arrogant Damien might be just what he needs to help him get over his ex. But letting someone in is never easy, especially when you’re two alpha men both used to being the boss.
For its fifth birthday (how time flies!), I’ve give it a complete overhaul. The story is the same but all the text has been revised, and in places completely rewritten. About 15k of the second edition is significantly different to the original.
If you purchased the book prior to this month, you will have the option of accessing the second edition file. I spoke to Amazon today and they’ve agreed to push the new edition to all buyers. You might or might not get an email advising of the update. Either way, you can download the new version through the “Manage Your Content and Devices” section of your Amazon account. (Check your settings and turn Automatic Book Update on if you want new books pushed to you automatically in future.)
The new edition is available now from iTunes and Smashwords. It will be rolling out to B&N shortly (look out for the new cover!). If you purchased the book through ARe and want the second edition, send proof of purchase to author (at) kateaaron.com and I’ll send you the new version.
ICYMI there’s also still time to enter my giveaway over on DiverseReader! Hurry hurry!
Yes, really. For the next three months I’m trialling The Soldier and The Master in Kindle Unlimited. The Slave remains free at Amazon, iTunes, Barnes&Noble, and Smashwords. (And omg you guys, it’s at 98 reviews on Amazon right now, with a 4.3* average. The day it breaks 100 you shall hear the screeching wherever you are!)
So if you’ve got Kindle Unlimited and haven’t read this series yet, mosey on over. If you haven’t got KU and want to take advantage, get a free 30-day KU Trial. (That’s an affiliate link btw, so I get a couple of dollars if you sign up!)
While you’re checking out KU, don’t forget some of my other titles are also enrolled.
If my timeline is like anyone else’s, right now it’s a hot mess of breaking news, political opinion, denial, and a few people desperately posting cat pictures in a bid to save their sanity. (Seriously, if you’re on Twitter get following Cute Emergency, Everything Goats, Baby Animal Pics, and even Paint Mixtures—you’ll thank me when they appear in your timeline.) Continue reading →
I’ve started posts about the new political regime a dozen times and stopped. Partly because I didn’t have much to say others haven’t said far more eloquently already, partly because once I get going I’ll just rant until I can’t stop. Partly because I’m afraid.
The day after the inauguration, America saw its single largest political demonstration since the civil war. Millions of women across all seven continents went out and they marched. It was an incredibly moving, powerful, and unifying sight. Continue reading →
Back in November, a couple of days after the election, I was asked to take part in a spotlight series on Wrote Podcast about American politics under a Trump regime. I happily agreed (parts one and two are online now) and it’s going to be a monthly thing we do for the foreseeable future. Remember the Weasley’s Potterwatch pirate radio station? It’s like that but with angry queers. Continue reading →
There has been some controversy recently about authors signing up for Patreon. For those who don’t know, Patreon is a site where people can sign up to support creators (not just authors, but photographers and artists, musicians, models… you name it) by pledging them a fixed amount of money every month. Most Patreons start at $1 or $3, and can go all the way up to hundreds of dollars per month.
I’ll be honest, I’ve been considering it for a long time, but I hadn’t taken the plunge because getting a Patreon involves two things: 1. Talking about money, and 2. Swallowing my pride. Let me explain. Continue reading →
So the news is now out that All Romance Ebooks, a beloved specialist retailer adored by many an m/m reader and author alike, is closing its doors for good. The new hit yesterday afternoon, to shock and disappointment across our genre. Sentiments that quickly turned to anger when we read the email we received (or, in my case, the email others posted on social media; mine seems to have got lost in the post). Continue reading →
I’m selling my soul to the devil one piece at a time. For the next three months, read all the books in my Blowing It series—Blowing It, Balls Up, and the prequel, Dom on the Side, exclusively on Amazon with your KU membership.
An Amazon.com bestselling LGBT series, laugh along as Owen Barnes risks Blowing It, and prepare to have your heart wrenched as he battles cancer and his perfect life goes Balls Up. See where it all began with the standalone prequel Dom on the Side.
Blowing It was Runner Up in the 2015 Rainbow Awards for Best Gay Romantic Comedy.
23 February 2015 | Novel | 83500 | Contemporary-MM
Writing a YA bestseller was the worst thing to ever happen to Owen Barnes. Out and proud for years, he suddenly finds himself back in the closet. Building surveyor Magnus Cassidy is the first man to catch Owen’s interest in almost two years, and he’s not going to allow his agent to erase Magnus from is life. Can Owen find a way to reconcile his public and private lives, or has he already blown it?
07 June 2015 | Novel | 108000 | Contemporary-MM
Owen Barnes’s life is finally going the way he wants it, so when he finds a lump, he buries his head in the sand. He has a hundred excuses to delay the inevitable and hide one simple fact: he’s scared. Eventually, boyfriend Magnus drags him to the doctor, and the news isn’t good. Can Owen cope with the unexpected turn events have taken, or is his perfect life about to go balls up?
25 January 2016 | Novel | 100000 | Contemporary-MM
When a one-night stand makes Ryan Jessop a casual offer to introduce him to BDSM, he discovers in Jim a skilled Dominant. Sameer Farouk is the right guy at the wrong time, and as far as Ryan can tell, not kinky. Torn between them, Ryan must decide if he’s prepared to gamble everything on one man, or if he’d be better off with a vanilla boyfriend and a Dom on the side.