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Cover Reveal and a Giveaway!
Cover image for Top Shelf by Allison Temple. Contemporary gay romance available May 20 on Kindle Unlimited.

It’s here!! I’m so pleased to share the cover for Top Shelf with you. Designed by the amazing Cate Ashwood, I have loved this cover since the first proof landed in my inbox.

Seb and Martin’s small town slow burn romance will be available on May 20, but you can enter to win an advance copy one of two ways.

The Wake Up is Live!
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UPDATED, JULY 2018: The Wake Up has moved. You can get it for free by signing up for my newsletter.  

If you're reading this, then The Wake Up is out and about and ready for your reading pleasure!

There's is only one man Jackson would get out of bed for . . . or invite to his bed, if he got that lucky. Unfortunately, Matt Kingston only has eyes for Jackson's buns, which would be great . . . if Jackson weren't a baker. A year of pining and wooing with sprouted wheat has been fruitless, and Jackson is ready to give up, but it turns out Matt has a secret of his own. If only he were better at rising to the occasion.

The Wake Up is a free short story set in Red Creek and I can't wait for you to read it. So clickity click over to Instafreebie to get your copy now!

The Hook Up

UPDATED, JULY 2018: The Hook Up has moved. You can get it for free by signing up for my newsletter.

 

Okay folks, Mondays are hard, so how about a freebie?

The most common thing I saw in reviews for The Pick Up was that people wanted to know more about Kyle's history with Olivia.

Fortunately, I wrote a short story about that very thing! Here's the night that Kyle met Olivia.

Remember the fights? The lost phone? It's all there. But also, there's karaoke! Ice sculptures! Revenge via veggie fries!

Don't worry though, if you haven't read The Pick Up (although you totally should anyway), The Hook Up stands on its own.

And did I mention it's free?

And available right now?

All you have to do is clicky click on the link and grab a copy!

Happy reading!

PS, I've got more Red Creek shorts planned for later this year. Members of my Facebook group always get them first. Join us if that's a thing that sounds like fun!

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Teaser What a week! We could all use a little happy, don't you think?

I've set up a new Facebook group, Allison's A-List. We're going to have themes. Man Crush Monday...Teaser Tuesday...

Freebie Friday!

I've got a thing. My publication schedule is all blown to hell, so the thing was going to come out in April, but after the week we just had, let's have it today!

A-List members get it first. That's how an A-List works*.

If you read and liked The Pick Up, but had a very specific criticism in your reviews about about gaps in a certain single dad's backstory, you're going to want to join us!

*If Facebook isn't your thing, I get it. We can't all be slaves to Zuckerberg. This surprise thing will be available to the general public on Monday. But wouldn't it be nice to have something short and sweet for your weekend?

Game Day!

printing-3025962_1920 The Pick Up is out in less than a month. I keep alternating between excited dancing and blind panic. I'm told this is normal.

Meanwhile, my mom, who has never read a romance novel in her life, is working her way through her advance copy (moms get perks) and periodically asking herself why her little girl is writing romance stories about two men. She's cool with it, she just wants to understand why.

I'm still not sure I have a succinct answer for her.

But! If you, like her, are new to the genre, I have a fun new game to play. You can try it with The Pick Up, or any other m/m title that tickles your fancy!

Presenting...m/m romance bingo, courtesy of the awesome and hilarious Tanya Chris!

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Note: Mercifully, not all m/m romances contain all these tropes, so your mileage may vary. There are no shifters and no one gets pregnant in The Pick Up, so your chances for a full-card bingo are nil.

While you wait for Kyle and Adam to hit the shelves, you can always try the bingo card out on Tanya's shifter story, Omega Reclaimed. It's free right now at Amazon (until Friday)!

Vacation Reading List

maldives-1877897_1280 Mr. Temple and I are leaving on a cruise on Friday. We've known each other for 11 years, and we have never taken a vacation like this. We're much more of the 'go somewhere and do stuff' type of traveler. Lounging by the pool will be new for us. Given all that free time, I thought I should stock up on my reading. Thank goodness for ebooks, because my suitcase would definitely be over the weight limit if I had to bring all these in paper. Here are some of the titles I'm bringing.

Single Malt, Layla Reyne

I'm coming to the end of Ty and Zane and the withdrawal is going to be epic. Will Agents Irish and Whiskey be my new go-to crime fighting duo?

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Fast Connection, Megan Erickson & Santino Hassell

I've been meaning to read this series for a while, and now Fast Connection just got nominated for a RITA (that's like the Oscars Romancelandia), how bad can it be?

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All I Am, Nicole Helm

It's a Harlequin Super Romance, which makes me think of Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Super Mysteries, my pre-teen vacation reading staple. Plus, the hero is a damaged war hero who also happens to be a virgin? I'm in.

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All In Fear, Various

I won this on a Twitter giveaway. It's got some of my favourite queer romance authors. They're horror shorts. Sounds like great poolside reading.

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The Room Mate, Kendall Ryan

I mean, the cover does it for me all on its own. I may not be cover model-ready in my bathing suit, but that doesn't mean I can't bring this guy to the pool with me too.

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Thunderclap and a Giveaway!

nov-20-promoMy friends over at the amazing Ninja Writers Facebook group are having a giveaway. There are over 40 Science Fiction and Fantasy books that are yours for the taking. Just hippity hop to the link above to claim the titles you want! After you've done that, please share the love. We're spreading the word on Wednesday using Thunderclap, and we'd love it if you signed up too. Thunderclap is this awesome platform that accesses your social media account for a one-time announcement, so that your peeps will hear about this giveaway too. This isn't a contest, everyone who wants a book (or books) gets ones. Click on the link and share the Thunder on Wednesday morning!