ADAM’S FLIGHT had been nominated for a Goodread’s M/M Romance Group Member’s Choice Award
Notes From Penny , Penny Writes Romance / November 29, 2014

Adam’s Flight, my Love’s Landscapes short was nominated for a M/M Romance Group Member Choice Award for Best Fantasy (High Fantasy or Urban Fantasy). If you are a member of the M/M Romance Group and want to vote for Best Fantasy (High Fantasy or Urban Fantasy), click HERE. The first round of voting closes December 12, 2014. Haven’t read Adam’s Flight? The free downloads for Adam’s Flight, and links to Adam’s Flight on Goodreads are available HERE.  

Adam’s Flight is COMING SOON

Soooo….. I haven’t written a blog post since April! Yikes. The main reason for that is, that I spent a lot of my free time working on a short story for the goodreads.com M/M Romance Group’s annual ‘Don’t Read in the Closet’ event, which this year is titled Love’s Landscapes. Then my hubby and I decided to try our hand at some DIY renovations and were met with varying degrees of disaster and success. That is a whole other story, but suffice it to say my blogging time has been limited. I started participating in this event three years ago in 2012, and at that time wrote the first creative piece of writing I had attempted since college some ten years ago. Writers who volunteer to participate in the event choose a picture and a prompt that speak to them, and write a story based on them. This year I picked a prompt I loved, but was slightly terrified of. You’ll see why. It was not the type of prompt I expected to choose.  No fluffy gay for you prompts for Penny this year, challenge accepted. Here is the prompt in its entirety. The picture that inspired the prompt can be viewed here….

To Scribd, or Not To Scribd? That is the Question.
Musings , Notes From Penny / February 3, 2014

So… I signed up for Scribd. I am still in my trial month. In case you have been living under a rock and are thinking, “Penny, what in the dickens is Scribd?” Scribd is an essentially a digital library via tablet and web app. Subscribers can pay a monthly subscription fee of $8.99 to have access to Scribd’s library to read an unlimited number of books a month. Check out Scribd’s about page for more information. I love the concept of a “Netflix for books”, but I was and still am a little uncertain of the execution. I went with Scribd because unlike similar app Oyster, which is only available as and app on Apple devices, Scribd is available for Android and Apple users. Oyster also costs more, but that wasn’t really a consideration for me, since I have an Android tablet. I hope that by signing up for Scribd, I am not contributing to the decline of the publishing world, or robbing participating authors and publishers blind. So far, in order to validate my subscription, at least in my mind, I have approached my reading of books on Scribd by choosing to read things that I probably would not…

Continental Divide FREE for Kindle (for now anyway)…
Freebies and Steals , Notes From Penny / February 2, 2014

Yep. So in late 2013 I noticed this book, Continental Divide (Separate Ways, #1), up for free on Amazon. I read the sample, and ended up downloading it. I devoured it and ended up buying the other books in the series, Oceans Apart and Moving Mountains, and devouring them too. Continental Divide also free on Smashwords, and .99 cents on Barnes & Noble. Definitely worth the free read, and you might just get hooked! Publisher Description: “Detective Remington frickin’ hates the missing persons detail, but a cold fury builds in the pit of his stomach when he realizes that over the past three months six boys have disappeared from the smaller communities that surround the greater Phoenix area. All reported to be runaways looking to escape their shitty lives, but Remy’s starting to put together a different picture and he doesn’t like it one damn bit. Inspector Jamie Mainwaring stares at the six reports, willing them to make sense. Six boys, six months, all from just outside of London, which meant six different investigations. All of the boys were between the ages of ten and fifteen, all purportedly runaways from dysfunctional families. Something was rotten in Denmark. There are always runaways. Every small town loses them—every…

Cost of Repairs – FREE on Kindle & NOOK (for now anyway)…
Freebies and Steals , Notes From Penny / November 21, 2013

Oooh I’ve been meaning to read this for a while now! Free? Boom. Thank you. Reading now. Publisher Description: “Fixing the home can heal the heart if you can find all the pieces. ” Police officer Samuel Briggs is getting to know the people on his new, third-shift beat, but he d prefer they not know too much about him or the painful past that drove him away from New Mexico to start fresh in small-town Stratton, PA. All he wants is peace, a manageable routine, and time to fix up his project home. There’s no room in his broken heart for a new relationship. It s crowded with too many memories. But there s something about the Dixie s Cup short-order cook, who s flirty one minute, distracted the next, that piques Sam s interest. Part-time cook, part-time hardware salesman and full-time handyman Rey King lives to work but not because he loves it. Relationships? No time. Until one glance at Sam s haunted eyes sends a plumb line straight to his wary heart. One afternoon of impulsive, no-strings sex begins to grow into a cautious friendship. But when Rey is seriously injured protecting a friend, the cracks in…