Author Happy Holidays Hop 2016

To celebrate the Holiday Season, author Nicki J. Markus/Asta Idonea is hosting the Author Happy Holidays Hop!


As part of the hop, I’m featuring my holiday short story, Tow Trucks & New Year’s Kisses. It takes place in Walla Walla County, WA, during New Year’s Eve.

Pages: 34 | Sex Content: Non-Explicit | Pairing: MM | Orientation: Gay, Pansexual | Identity: Cisgender



A Jag with out-of-state plates is the last car Scott DeLaney expected to find when answering a tow call as a favor to his drunken godson. But, the tall man in the fedora seems like a nice reward until Scott finds out the stranger’s destination. Yes, he’d take care of the brooding man, but he has a selfish reason for it.

Finding himself in a ditch after dodging a deer is the least of Patrick Samuels’s problems when his rescuer arrives, wearing a tuxedo and driving a hot pink flatbed. Perhaps his older brother’s scheme will benefit Patrick after all.

Who knew that a New Year’s kiss is far more efficient than any boardroom strategy to seal a deal?


Buy Links

NineStar Press | Amazon | Allromance eBooks/OmnitLit | Barnes & NobleKobo | iTunes | Smashwords

Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win an e-book copy of Tow Trucks & New Year’s Kisses in your prefer format. If you sign up for my newsletter you would get five entries and a free copy of my BDSM short story, Uncle!, with your January issue.

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When you’re done entering the giveaway, stop by the other participants’ blogs to learn more about their stories. Have a great Holiday Season!

1. Nicki J. Markus / Asta Idonea 2. Thianna Durston
3. Charley Descoteaux 4. L. J. LaBarthe
5. Alina Popescu Writer 6. V.L. Locey
7. Jo Tannah 8. Hot Men in Hot Water
9. A Little Bit of Naughty 10. Karenna Colcroft
11. Lou Sylvre: Romance Across the Rainbow 12. Samantha MacLeod
13. Sexy Erotic Xciting 14. Heloise West
15. Lila Leigh Hunter 16. Meg Harding
17. Louise Lyons 18. Grace Kilian Delaney
19. Vera’s Version 20. rainbow lyrics and mellow mushrooms
21. Dianne Hartsock 22. Ki Brightly
23. C. J. Anthony 24. Creating Character Connections
25. Putting Characters Together 26. Creating Magic Between Characters

#IDAHOT2016 Winners!

Umbrella No YearThank you, all, for taking the time to learn more about the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, and leaving your comments. Our two lucky winners are:

Sherry1969 – One ebook copy of my favorite MM Romance book, Came Upon a Midnight Clear by Katie Porter, via Amazon or ARe, and a matching donation (total cost) in the winner’s name toThe Trevor Project.

Laurie Goudge – One ebook copy of Dragons by Jaycee Edward, via Amazon or ARe, and a matching donation (total cost) in the winner’s name to The National Coalition for the Homeless.

You would be receiving an email with information about how to claim your prizes.

Thank you again!


Last Day to Win!

TransRaindropToday is the last day of the 2016 Hop for Visibility, Awareness, and Equality. Please visit my original post for a chance to win.

The more we bring awareness and visibility to equality issues, the more we can do to stop violence, abuse, and senseless killings against members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Back in 2013,  Dwayne Jones’s story made the news. I wrote her name in my writing journal, and it had stayed with me since then. Someday soon, I’d write her the happy ending she was denied. I just hope these gruesome stories become less and less frequent in the years to come.

It does get better!

#RAINBOWSNIPPETS *~* MAY 21-22, 2016 *~*

Since I’m still on my writing downtime, I’m going to continue with the snippets from Eric’s and Wick’s story. The more time they get in the spotlight, the more they want to tell me about their story. Therefore, a win-win situation. The first woman talking is Eric’s grandmother Maricarmen “Tata”. Enjoy!

“Cuidamelo mucho, gringo. Eric merece que lo hagas feliz.”

“Okay?” Wick responded cluelessly.

“Ericsito, Tradúcele.”

“Hmm, she wants you to take care,” Eric said.

“Tata wants you to take care of Eric because he deserves to be happy,” Mari, Eric’s sister shouted.

Eric blushed and Wick smiled. Maricarmen patted Wick’s cheek before walking away.

PS. I’m taking part of the Hop for Visibility, Awareness, and Equality 2016. There’s still time to comment and win. Please stop by and learn more about it. 


Rainbow SnippetsRainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week to share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation.

Hop for Visibility, Awareness and Equality 2016

Umbrella No YearToday is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. A diverse group of authors, publishers, reviewers, cover designers, and allies have joined in to bring awareness to discrimination and to celebrate our diversity not only within the community at large but within our own genres and books*

There are two charities that are dear to my heart and I always try to talk about them as much as possible. The first one is The Trevor Project. They’re the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. And the second one is The National Coalition for the Homeless. They have a target program and understand that LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) individuals face a particular set of challenges, both in becoming homeless as well as when they are trying to avoid homelessness. Suicide and homelessness are two ever-present issues within our community.  We can all contribute in order to bring awareness and understanding. They need donations, volunteers, and all the help we can offer.

So what this has to do with the blog hop? Well, each participant is offering a small token of appreciation to our readers.Since all my books are currently free, I’d be raffling two items during the blog hop:

  1. One ebook copy of my favorite MM Romance book, Came Upon a Midnight Clear by Katie Porter, via Amazon or ARe, and a matching donation (total cost) in the winner’s name to The Trevor Project.
  2. One ebook copy of Dragons by Jaycee Edward, via Amazon or ARe, and a matching donation (total cost) in the winner’s name to The National Coalition for the Homeless. Jaycee also wrote a beautiful flash fiction story titled Homeless for the Holidays that it is worth of your reading time. You can find it free of cost at her website [click here].

The only thing you have to do to take part of the raffle is to leave a comment below with your name and be sure to leave a valid email as well. The winner will be selected via random.org and would be announced Friday, May 27th. You can earn an extra entry if you follow my website.

Be sure to visit all the participants below, and stop back here again on May 27th for the winners reveal.

Have a great day!

Blog Hop for Visibility, Awareness, and Equality Participants.

1. B. A. Brock (BI TR GAY LES) 23. Amelia Bishop (MULTI) 45. Remmy Duchene (MM)
2. Jamie Fessenden 24. Moonbeams over Atlanta – Eloreen Moon (MM, REV, MULTI) 46. Sharita Lira writing as BLMorticia M/M
3. Rory Ni Coileain 25. Helena Stone (M/M ) 47. Barbara Winkes (LES)
4. Erica Pike (M/M) 26. AM Leibowitz (M/M, F/F, BI, TR, NB, REV) 48. Bronwyn Heeley (m/m)
5. Andrew Jericho (GAY) 27. L.D. Blakeley (M/M, BI) 49. L. J. LaBarthe
6. Tempeste O\’Riley (M/M (Bi) (NB) 28. Lila Leigh Hunter [M/M, BI] 50. VJ Summers (m/m, m/m/f)
7. The Macaronis [various] 29. Sharon Bidwell 51. Nikka Michaels (M/M)
8. Elin Gregory [mm] 30. Nicole Dennis (M/M, ACE, M/M/F) 52. Caraway Carter (LGBT)
9. Alexa MIlne 31. Lexi Ander 53. L M Somerton (M/M)
10. Nic Starr (M/M) 32. Barbara G.Tarn (M/M, ACE) 54. Taylor Law (GAY)
11. Evelise Archer (MM) 33. Kaje Harper M/M, TR, BI 55. Anastasia Vitsky (F/F, TR, BI)
12. Sue Brown 34. JMS Books LLC 56. Draven St. James (M/M)
13. Elizabeth Varlet (M/M, BI, NB) 35. JM Snyder 57. A.V. Sanders (GAY, ACE, NB)
14. Raven J. Spencer 36. Dean Pace-Frech 58. Lynley Wayne
15. Sharing Links and Wisdom (REV) 37. Kimber Vale 59. DP Denman (GAY)
16. Lisa Horan (REV/Multi) 38. Jacintha Topaz (BI, F/F, M/M, TR) 60. M.A. Church M/M
17. Archer Kay Leah (M/M, F/F, TR, NB, BI, ACE) 39. Prism Book Alliance® (MULTI) 61. Andrew J. Peters GAY
18. Alexis Duran (M/M) 40. Eva Lefoy (M/M, F/F, F/M/F, BI, MULTI) 62. Dianne Hartsock MM
19. Jules Dixon 41. Lou Sylvre (M/M) 63. M. LeAnne Phoenix M/M F/F
20. R.M. Olivia 42. Anne Barwell 64. Cherie Noel (M/M)
21. Heloise West (M/M) 43. Viki Lyn (M/M) 65. Chris McHart (M/M, Trans*)
22. Angel Martinez (M/M GAY BI TR) 44. Sean Michael

* Part of the hop’s mission statement.