Yes, I was a bad blogger in December. I’m working furiously on the Blowing It prequel which is coming out this month (Jan 2016). Title and cover coming soon!

2015 was an incredible year. Not only did I emigrate from the UK to the US and get married, I completed my Puddledown Mysteries trilogy with The Poison Pen in April, and started a new series with Blowing It and its sequel, Balls Up. I have big plans for that world in the forthcoming year. The first prequel, told from Ryan’s POV, will be released in January, with a second and third book to follow. The third book from Owen’s POV is also in the works, and after that I have something in mind for Shane and Kieran, and maybe another character you haven’t been introduced to yet. Each new POV will be based on a different couple, and will read as a stand-alone series in the Blowing It universe.

Blowing It, Balls Up, and The Slave were all finalists in the 2015 Rainbow Awards — The Slave was first runner up for for Best Gay Erotic Romance, and Blowing It came fifth for Best Gay Romantic Comedy.

If you haven’t picked up any of my titles yet, AllRomance is running a 50% rebate for today only (01/01). It’s a great opportunity to grab some of those wishlist books for half price, and I know I’ll be shopping! I hit my target of reading 50 books in 2015 over on Goodreads, so I’m stocking the TBR pile back up for this year’s challenge.

Speaking of Goodreads, the polls are now open for the M/M Romance Group’s annual Member’s Choice Awards. Puddledown Mysteries has been nominated for Favourite All-Time M/M Series, Balls Up has been nominated for Best Hurt/Comfort and Best Long Story, and The Master is up for Best Slave/Dubcon/Kidnapped. It’s always a thrill to be nominated for reader’s choice awards, and there are some great books in many categories, so be sure to vote for your favourite if you’re a group member.

I’m looking forward to a busy 2016, and hope you’ll come along for the ride. Happy New Year!

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Kate Aaron

Born in Liverpool, Kate Aaron is a bestselling author of LGBT romances. Kate swapped the north-west for the midwest in October 2015 and married award winning author AJ Rose. Together they plan to take over the world.