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Sleeping With the Enemy

I did a thing I swore I’d never do: I’ve put some of my eggs entirely in Amazon’s basket. For the next three months, you can read the Puddledown Mysteries trilogy with your Kindle Unlimited subscription.

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Set in small town England in the aftermath of WWII, this series of non-explicit cozy mysteries opens with The Dead Past, Runner Up in the 2014 Rainbow Awards for Best Gay Historical Romance.

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The Dead Past Puddledown Mysteries Book One

21 April 2014 | Novel | 50000 | Historical-MM

Hugo Wainwright has been denying his attraction to men his whole life. When he stumbles over a murdered body in the woods, the ensuing investigation throws him in with Tommy Granger, the police inspector’s prime suspect. Certain of Tommy’s innocence, Hugo vows to clear the name of the man he’s falling for, but Tommy has his own secrets; secrets with deadly consequences.

The Coward’s Way Puddledown Mysteries Book Two

11 August 2014 | Novella | 45000 | Historical-MM

Hugo Wainwright thought life in Puddledown had returned to normal, following the discovery of a murderer two months earlier. Then the Viscount’s daughter goes missing, and more than one person is keeping a close eye on Tommy Granger’s cabin in the woods. As the net closes, Hugo has a decision to make: will he be brave, or will he take the coward’s way out?

The Poison Pen Puddledown Mysteries, Book Three

05 April 2015 | Novella | 43000 | Historical-MM

There’s a crisis in Puddledown. Weeks before the wedding of Helena Fairfax and Walter Evans, a malicious poison pen writer is wreaking havoc. Closer to home, Hugo Wainwright has his own troubles–Tommy Granger’s family are visiting. When Hugo receives a malicious note, Tommy starts to panic. Can Hugo uncover the author, or will the veiled threats of an anonymous stranger drive him and Tommy apart?

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Flash Sale!

Today’s the day ladies all over the world get to pop the question to the men in their lives 😀 As I’m already married, I thought I’d celebrate this day of topsy-turvy lovin’ with a flash sale. For 29th February only, the following books are at least 40% off:

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Only $2.99 at Amazon | AllRomance

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.

 


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The Slave

Only $2.99 at Amazon | AllRomance

Loving his master comes easily to Tam, having been a slave since he was twelve years old. His life is perfect, until the day he’s charged with purchasing his replacement. He wants to hate Kai for being his successor in their master’s bed. But it’s hard to hate a man who cries himself to sleep, flinches at the slightest touch, and blushes beautifully when he’s kissed.

 


 

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Only $0.99 at Amazon | AllRomance

Puddledown, England, 1948. Hugo Wainwright has been denying his attraction to men his whole life. When he stumbles over a murdered body in the woods, the ensuing investigation throws him in with Tommy Granger, the police inspector’s prime suspect. Certain of Tommy’s innocence, Hugo vows to clear the name of the man he’s falling for, but Tommy has his own secrets; secrets with deadly consequences.

 

 

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The Poison Pen — Available Now!

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There’s a crisis in Puddledown. Weeks before the wedding of Helena Fairfax and Walter Evans, a malicious poison pen writer is wreaking havoc. Closer to home, Hugo Wainwright has his own troubles–Tommy Granger’s family are visiting. When Hugo receives a note, Tommy starts to panic. Can Hugo uncover the author, or will the veiled threats of an anonymous stranger drive him and Tommy apart?

Available from AmazonAllRomance, and Smashwords.

Coming soon from B&N, iTunes, and in paperback.

Coming 06 April – THE POISON PEN, Puddledown 3

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Spring, 1949.

All of Puddledown is excitedly preparing for the upcoming wedding of Helena Fairfax, the Viscount’s daughter, to Walter Evans, a farmer’s son. The unlikely love match is the talk of the town, but Hugo Wainwright and Tommy Granger are dealing with a distraction closer to home. Tommy’s family have announced their intention to visit.

Hugo wants nothing more than to impress his friend’s sister and mother, but Tommy’s brother-in-law, the Rev. Daniel Stone, makes it clear from the moment he arrives he has no time for Tommy. Hugo never considered himself a violent man, but Daniel’s constant dismissal of Tommy brings all his protective instincts to the surface.

Then the letters start arriving.

The community is torn apart as malicious notes are pushed through doors all over Puddledown, and when Hugo receives one, Tommy starts to panic. The police have no suspects, so it’s up to Hugo to expose the culprit before the wedding is ruined and Tommy’s family leave, perhaps never to return. Can he solve the mystery, or will the veiled threats of an anonymous stranger drive Hugo and Tommy apart forever?

Release date: 06 April 2015

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WIP Sneak Peek, and Other Stuff

The Rainbow Awards 2014 are over, and I’m thrilled to announce The Dead Past was runner up for Best Gay Historical Romance!

 

 

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From the Honourable Mentions:

~ “I was immediately hooked by the old-style English but perfect writing style of this first book of probably a series which I am going to definitely follow.”

~ “The author drew me completely into the setting to the point I felt like I was there.”

~ “A killer lurking in the shadows, traumatized man, blood, murder and homophobic people… It seems there is no place for love but the author managed to write a gripping love story. Love it!”

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Good News Day

I’ll start with something personal, The Dead Past is a Rainbow Award finalist! At only $0.99, why not check it out for yourself?

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From the honorable mentions: “I was immediately hooked by the old-style English but perfect writing style of this first book of probably a series which I am going to definitely follow,” and “The author drew me completely into the setting to the point I felt like I was there.”

Then there’s the national news… SCOTUS denying cert. to all seven same-sex marriage cases. It had been mooted as a possibility, but I never thought they’d take it. And finally, PA just voted to add LGBT and gender identity protections to their hate crime laws. Today I am mostly flailing around like a giddy fool. The tears of the haters taste delicious.


Stay tuned for release dates for my new trilogy, Free Men. The first two books are coming later this month! Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter to get all the latest news (I promise: no spam, not ever) and some exclusive swag — coming soon!

 

Now Available — The Coward’s Way #mmromance

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Two months after the discovery of a murderer in their midst, life for the inhabitants of Puddledown has settled back to normal for everybody except Hugo Wainwright. Having accepted his feelings for groundskeeper Tommy Granger, for Hugo, everything has changed. 

Hugo wants nothing more than to make his friend happy, but the voices in his head won’t let him. If he can’t bring himself to tell Tommy he’s having nightmares about the evening the killer came for him, how can he possibly explain the panic he feels every time Tommy tries to take their fledgling relationship further? 

When the local Viscount’s daughter goes missing after a ball from which Hugo and Tommy were the only guests to leave early, suspicion falls firmly on them. But the police inspector isn’t the only one keeping a close eye on the cabin in the woods, and as the net closes, Hugo has a decision to make. Will he be brave, or will he take the coward’s way out? 

Available now from Amazon, AllRomance, and Smashwords. Coming soon to B&N, and iTunes, or read for free on Scribd.


 

REMINDER: To celebrate the release of The Coward’s WayThe Dead Past is available for the bargain price of $0.99 for a limited time only. Available from AmazoniTunesAReB&N, and Smashwords, or read for free on Scribd.

Announcing THE COWARD’S WAY, Puddledown #2, and a #SALE

The Coward’s Way

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Two months after the discovery of a murderer in their midst, life for the inhabitants of Puddledown has settled back to normal for everybody except Hugo Wainwright. Having accepted his feelings for groundskeeper Tommy Granger, for Hugo, everything has changed.

Hugo wants nothing more than to make his friend happy, but the voices in his head won’t let him. If he can’t bring himself to tell Tommy he’s having nightmares about the evening the killer came for him, how can he possibly explain the panic he feels every time Tommy tries to take their fledgling relationship further?

When the local Viscount’s daughter goes missing after a ball from which Hugo and Tommy were the only guests to leave early, suspicion falls firmly on them. But the police inspector isn’t the only one keeping a close eye on the cabin in the woods, and as the net closes, Hugo has a decision to make. Will he be brave, or will he take the coward’s way out?

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45,000 words. Release date 11th August 2014. Pre-ordering will be available on Barnes&Noble, iTunes, and Smashwords in the next few days. (Also, yes that’s Hugo on the cover. OMG squee!)

Sale!

To celebrate the upcoming release of The Coward’s WayThe Dead Past will be available for the bargain price of $0.99 for a limited time only. Available from Amazon, iTunes, ARe, B&N, and Smashwords.

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#WIN a Paperback Copy of The Dead Past – Closes 25/05

I’m giving away a paperback copy of The Dead Past over on Goodreads — competition closes at midnight on the 25th. One click to enter. Good luck!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

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The Dead Past

by Kate Aaron

Giveaway ends May 25, 2014.

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Give me Latte, Watch me Write

Writer: noun. A person who transforms coffee into words.

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Mmm…coffee.

So I got tagged by the lovely Anna Butler, whom I had the pleasure of spending time with at last year’s UK LGBTQ Romance Meet, in a post about writing methods. Apparently I’m supposed to tell you all about how I do what I do, and “wing it” is not an appropriate answer. Heh.

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