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‘Christmas in July’ Book Review Blitz & Giveaway

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4-imageCan you hear the carols being sung, see the stockings being hung, feel the sun beating down on you hotter and HOTTER?

No? Well, even if you don’t live on our beautiful planet’s southern hemisphere, now you can get into the summertime Christmas spirit during my Christmas in July Book Review Blitz & Giveaway!

This is a fun & casual event that will take place the entire month of July! “WET, HOT, AUSTRALIAN CHRISTMAS“, my holiday-themed contemporary gay romance novelette, is the story being featured and reviewed throughout July at all of the lovely blogs below!

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Sharing Links and Wisdom is kicking-off Christmas in July with the first review and opportunity to enter the giveaway! As the other blog’s buttons above become clickable, you can enter the giveaway & go check out their reviews of “WET, HOT, AUSTRALIAN CHRISTMAS“!

Reviéw, Go! Catch ’em all! ;D // Sharing Links and Wisdom // Diverse Reader // Just Love Romance // Bike Book Reviews // MM Good Book Reviews // GGR & Friends Reviews

The Giveaway! I am giving away an e-copy of “WET, HOT, AUSTRALIAN CHRISTMAS“, “PERCOLATION, POETRY, AND PASSION“, and an e-ARC copy of my newest, yet to-be-released, title and first full-length novel, “MOLD RUSH“!

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Good luck, enjoy, and I hope you are all having a wet, hot, and wicked summer! ❤4-image

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Salebration: Both Books for Less Than $3, from Less Than Three Press

seventh900Less Than Three Press is turning 7! To celebrate, ALL their stock is an additional 25% off, including my recently price-dropped titles!

Now you can get “WET, HOT, AUSTRALIAN CHRISTMASANDPERCOLATION, POETRY, AND PASSION” for a total of LESS THAN 3 BUCKS! There’s NEVER been a better time to give me a try!

And check out the AWESOME fan-made book trailer for “WET, HOT, AUSTRALIAN CHRISTMAS”, created with love by the very talented Brandyjo Newton!

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Also, for every book you buy in the LT3 Book Market during the month of April, you’ll be entered into a raffle to win one the following fantastic prizes, including:

  1. Grand Prize: A story written to YOUR prompt by author Megan Derr
  2. First Place Prize: One of Two Kindle Fire Tablets
  3. Second Place Prize: One of Two $25 LT3 Gift Certificates

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1915660_10153466675580737_4762688023745994763_nBrandyjo Newton is a hardcore reader, book trailer creator, and cover designer. She is a fearless learner of new ways to promote books she falls in love with, and an unwavering cheerleader for all authors, everywhere, indie and self-published! You can view Brandyjo’s other book trailers on her YouTube channel and connect with her on Facebook.4-image

Live Author Chat, Tonight!

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Join me tonight, Thursday, March 31st, from

10:00 – 11:00pm, PDT, GMT – 7

For a Live Author Chat at the Rainbow Gold Reviews 2nd Anniversary Facebook Bash!

Me and author Renae Kaye will be kicking off the 24 hour Marathon Chat event that will be full of PRIZES and talented people in our queer lit community from around the world!

I’ve donated free copies of “Percolation, Poetry, and Passion” and “Wet, Hot, Australian Christmas” to be added to their H U G E Prize Vault!

Hope to see you there during my chat, but jump in at any time, everyone is invited! ❤

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Rainbow Gold Reviews is an LGBT Review Blog that will celebrate its 2 Year Anniversary with a huge 24 Hour Marathon Chat with a lot of awesome authors, cover designers, narrators, etc, who create the stories you love. You will be able to meet your favorite authors and ask all your burning questions as well as find new books and authors to check out.

There will also be prizes for everyone participating in the chats and the opportunity to vote for your favorite books and our reviewers will review your TOP 5 choices on our blog. Join the fun ♥

There are TONS of prizes, ranging from eBooks (including some advance copies), audiobooks, signed print copies (international shipping) to Skip and Pip Plushes!


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“Wet, Hot, Australian Christmas” Blog Tour Schedule

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I’m excited to announce the 7 HOT Days of Christmas Blog Tour schedule for “WET, HOT, AUSTRALIAN CHRISTMAS”! Starting on December 16th, I’ll be giving away a FREE ebook of “WET, HOT, AUSTRALIAN CHRISTMAS” at each stop, and if you already own it, you can pick ANY other Less Than Three Press e-title, of equal or lesser value!sharkfin

12. 16Wednesday – THE NOVEL APPROACHA Partridge in a White Fir Tree: Exclusive Excerpt + Giveaways

12. 17 – Thursday CARLY’S BOOK REVIEWSTwo Sea Turtles: ‘Christmas Memories’ with A.V. and Carly + Giveaways

12. 18 Friday PRISM BOOK ALLIANCEThree French Men: ‘Let’s Talk About: Sharks!’ + Giveaways

12. 19 Saturday BAYOU BOOK JUNKIEFour Sea Birds: ‘On Location: Inspiration for the Story’ + Giveaways

12. 20 Sunday, Double Day! AUTHOR RJ JONES’ WEBSITE + BECAUSE TWO MEN ARE BETTER THAN ONE BOOK REVIEWSFive Engagement Rings: ‘Marriage Equality in Australia’ with A.V. + RJ Jones, Review at BTM, Giveaways at both!

12. 21 Monday ON TOP DOWN UNDER BOOK REVIEWS Six Blokes a-Layin’…Out: Review + Story Playlist + Giveaways

12. 22 Tuesday HEARTS ON FIRE REVIEWS – Seven Sharks a-Swimmin’: Character Interview + Giveaways

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The tour-wide GRAND PRIZE includes a FREE ebook and a genuine shark tooth necklace, handmade by an artist on the Florida coast! The teeth he uses are from natural-sheds he’s collected, and each handmade necklace is unique!

I hope you follow along, enjoy the posts, and enter the giveaways! Good luck to those who enter, and thank you for supporting “WET, HOT, AUSTRALIAN CHRISTMAS”! ❤ Happy Holidays! xo, A.V. ❤

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“Wet, Hot, Australian Christmas” Now available for PREORDER

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I’m pleased to announce that my second contemporary gay romance is now available for PREORDER!

“WET, HOT, AUSTRALIAN CHRISTMAS” is a holiday-themed novelette, proudly published by Less Than Three Press, and scheduled to release December 16th, 2015!

Click the banner below to PREORDER “WET, HOT, AUSTRALIAN CHRISTMAS” NOW at a 15% discount!

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“Reid, an American shark research scientist, is in Perth, Australia working to develop a mobile app that may revolutionize shark safety practices. But even the company of his boyfriend, Graham, isn’t enough to stave off homesickness as Christmas approaches, and a missing shark and Graham’s struggling business seem set to ruin the holiday for good.”

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Raffle Round-Up: “Percolation, Poetry, and Passion” Blog Tour

Since “Percolation, Poetry, and Passion” released on August 26th, I have been having a blast touring some fantastic blogs gracious enough to host me!

Each blog stop had its own giveaway for a FREE ebook copy of “Percolation, Poetry, and Passion” – and if you already owned it, ANY other Less Than Three Press e-title, of equal or lesser value! I also proudly offered a tour-wide GRAND PIZE giveaway for an ebook AND Café Du Monde gift basket!

I appreciate each and every one of you who participated and my amazing hosting blogs–you do this author’s heart so much good! ❤ Line-Break

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Congratulations to Laurie P. for winning an ebook of “Percolation, Poetry, and Passion”! Click the banner above to visit The Novel Approach, and read an *exclusive* extended excerpt from the story!

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Click the banner above to visit Hearts on Fire Reviews, and read their author interview with A.V.!

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CongratsReeDee

Click the banner to visit Sinfully…Addicted to All Male Romance, and check out guest post: “Stalk Simon’s Twitter”!Twitter7

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CongratsTrix

Click the banner above to visit Love Bytes: Same Sex Reviews, listen to and read about the story playlist!

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Click the banner above to visit Bayou Book Junkie — check out the themed ‘Mardi Gras Parade’ stop and author interview!

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Click the banner above to visit Prism Book Alliance and see the REAL “Percolation Station”! Plus, see a video of what Beckett and Simon are watching on the book’s cover!!thrperc

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Click the banner above to visit Rainbow Gold Reviews, and check-out an interview between A.V. and a character from the story!

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“Percolation, Poetry, and Passion” Blog Tour Schedule

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I’m excited to announce my blog tour schedule and hope you will have fun following along with me! I will be holding a giveaway at each stop, as well as a TOUR-WIDE GRAND PRIZE giveaway! There are lots of chances to win prizes and celebrate my debut release, “Percolation, Poetry, and Passion”! ❤

8 . 26WednesdayTHE NOVEL APPROACH – Release Day Tour Stop + *Exclusive* Excerpt + Giveaway

8 . 27ThursdayHEARTS ON FIRE REVIEWS – Author Interview + Giveaway

8 . 28FridaySINFULLY…ADDICTED TO ALL MALE ROMANCE – Guest Post: Stalk Simon’s Twitter + Giveaway

8 . 29SaturdayLOVE BYTES – Guest Post: Story Playlist + Giveaway

8 . 30SundayBAYOU BOOK JUNKIE – MARDI GRAS PARADE STOP: Author Interview + *SPECIAL GIVEAWAY*

8 . 31MondayPRISM BOOK ALLIANCE – Guest Post – On Location: Inspiration for the story + Giveaway

9 . 01TuesdayRAINBOW GOLD REVIEWS – Guest Post: Character Interview + Giveaway

GIVEAWAY PRIZES:

  • Each blog tour stop will be raffling a free ebook copy of “Percolation, Poetry, and Passion”! If you have already purchased my story, you may select any other Less Than Three Press ebook title, of equal or lesser value, as your prize!
  • In addition to the ebook prize, Bayou Book Junkie will be generously adding genuine New Orleans Mardi Gras parade throw beads that will be sent to the winner!
  • The TOUR-WIDE GRAND PRIZE will include the ebook PLUS a Cafe Du Monde gift basket!

PPPGrandPrize3Cafe Du Monde is a historic New Orleans institution. Beckett, one of the two main characters in “Percolation, Poetry, and Passion”, alludes to dining there in the story.  Here’s history about the famous Café:

“The Original Cafe Du Monde Coffee Stand was established in 1862 in the New Orleans French Market. The Cafe is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It closes only on Christmas Day and on the day an occasional Hurricane passes too close to New Orleans.

The Original Cafe Du Monde is a traditional coffee shop. Its menu consists of dark roasted Coffee and Chicory, Beignets, White and Chocolate Milk, and fresh squeezed Orange Juice. The coffee is served Black or Au Lait. Au Lait means that it is mixed half and half with hot milk. Beignets are square French -style doughnuts, lavishly covered with powdered sugar. In 1988 Iced Coffee was introduced to the cafe. Soft drinks also made their debut that year.”

Winner! Cover Reveal ARC Giveaway

I am pleased to announce that I have been given a winner for the Advanced Reader Copy drawing for my Cover Reveal Giveaway at The Novel Approach! And the winner is…

Congratulations, H.B.!H.B. was kind enough to share a few words about winning:

Thank you so much for the chance to win an ARC copy of “Percolation, Poetry, and Passion”. Beckett seems like a character I can really relate to. I look forward to seeing what his daydreams will be like and to also witness how his and Simon’s relationship will develop and grow.

Congratulations, H.B.! I hope you enjoy your ARC!

Thank you to all of those who entered and took an interest in my cover reveal. It means the absolute world to this new author. ❤

If you would like to reserve your own preorder copy of “PERCOLATION, POETRY, AND PASSION”, you can do so by clicking the banner below, available right now for 15% off!

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Sneak Peek! Release Blog Tour, Special Stop

BBJposterpromo2I am excited to announce an event during my upcoming debut release blog tour for “PERCOLATION, POETRY, AND PASSION”!

On one special day of the tour, August 30th, my visit to Bayou Book Junkie will be transformed into a Mardi Gras-style parade stop!

There will be an exclusive:

– Themed Author Interview

– *Bonus* Genuine New Orleans Bead Throws GIVEAWAY!BBJAvi

Bayou Book Junkie, based out of New Orleans, Louisiana, is an LGBT-friendly blog that promotes and reviews M/M books. It also hosts authors, blog tours, teasers, cover reveals, and new releases.

This special stop is inspired by one of my main characters from the story, Beckett, who hails from NOLA. The blog tour for “PERCOLATION, POETRY, AND PASSION” begins on August 26th at The Novel Approach!

HAHABT Winner!

I want to thank everyone who participated in the Hop Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia! What a great event for the LGBT literary community! I am incredibly proud and honored to be a part of it.

I am happy to announce that I have a winner for my FREE2LUV prize pack! And the winner is…

HAHABTWinnerSherry was kind enough to say a few words about the hop and winning my giveaway.

   The Hop Against Homophobia is a wonderful way to educate people and hopefully help them understand everyone should be treated equal and deserves the same rights and respect. I live for the day everyone is treated the same. It should  never matter who you love. I’m totally excited about winning. It was a big surprise, and I love the t-shirts. — Sherry S.

I couldn’t have said it better myself, Sherry! Thank you for spreading the LUV and hopping with us! I hope you enjoy your shirt, wristbands, and temporary tattoos from FREE2LUV!Jesse

I’d like to take this opportunity to share with you FREE2LUV’s #MillionSignMission. Here’s what they have to say about it:

Join the #MillionSignMission, take a stand with Free2Luv®, let the world know ‘FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS BULLY’® AND be automatically entered to WIN a super cool bullying prevention swag pack along with being featured on our website.

Did you know…

* 1 out of everyMSMF2L 3 children experience some form of bullying

* Over 160,000 students stay home from school everyday due to bullying

* 9 out of 10 LGBT students experience harassment at school and online?

~> CLICK HERE TO PRINT OUT YOUR OWN SIGN and then HERE TO SEE THE PICTURES they’ve already received. It’s very inspiring!

I hope you also feel inspired, too! You can show your support right now by joining the over 60K who have pledged to be stronger and braver than bullying and #TAKETHEPLEDGE online! Because shouldn’t we ALL be…

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Cover Reveal at The Novel Approach and ARC Giveaway!

Today is the BIG DAY! My cover reveal for my debut novelette, “Percolation, Poetry, and Passion”, is being exclusively featured on The Novel Approach!

I invite you to check out the post to see the cover, some of my thoughts while designing it, an excerpt from the story, and a GIVEAWAY for a free advanced reader copy of “Percolation, Poetry, and Passion”!

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Exclusive Cover Reveal at ‘The Novel Approach’ — Tomorrow!

I’m proud to announce an exclusive cover reveal for “PERCOLATION, POETRY, AND PASSION”, and invite you to see it on The Novel Approach, starting May 27th!cover_reveal_rockstar

The cover reveal will feature an excerpt from the story as well as a GIVEAWAY for a free ebook preorder of “PERCOLATION, POETRY, AND PASSION”!

This debut novelette is a contemporary gay romance being published with pride by Less Than Three Press. You can preorder it RIGHT HERE at a 15% discount!

lisa_avatar_twitterThe Novel Approach is an LGBT supportive blog, focused on M/M fiction and non-fiction, and is dedicated to the celebration of books, our shared addiction to reading, and to our strongly held conviction that Love Is Love. We are, each of us, dedicated to being a source of honest, well thought out, and respectful points of view on the books we read.