Thursday, March 26, 2015

Winner!! Carry the Ocean by Heidi Cullinan

First off, on this truly momentous day in Romancelandia, we want to congratulate the splendorous, talented and wonderful Heidi Cullinan on the RITA nomination for her book, Fever Pitch as a RITA finalist in the Contemporary Romance: Long category!  First EVER M/M!!  It's a good day!

EDT: And this just in about 20 minutes later- Amy Lane has been nominated in the Historical Romance: Short for her The Bells of Times Square!!!

And another!  Lynda Aicher has been nominated for her Bonds of Denial in the Erotic Romance category!

So let's celebrate this and the release of Heidi's latest, Carry the Ocean, with the giveaway of a digital copy of said book as per Tuesday's post.  The random drawing is done, and the lucky winner is...

Suzi Webster!!  Congratulations!!!!   Check your inbox for forthcoming info about your prize!


The Roosevelt, Book 1
Normal is just a setting on the dryer.
High school graduate Jeremey Samson is looking forward to burying his head under the covers and sleeping until it’s time to leave for college. Then a tornado named Emmet Washington enters his life. The double major in math and computer science is handsome, forward, wicked smart, interested in dating Jeremey—and he’s autistic.
But Jeremey doesn’t judge him for that. He’s too busy judging himself, as are his parents, who don’t believe in things like clinical depression. When his untreated illness reaches a critical breaking point, Emmet is the white knight who rescues him and brings him along as a roommate to The Roosevelt, a quirky new assisted living facility nearby.
As Jeremey finds his feet at The Roosevelt, Emmet slowly begins to believe he can be loved for the man he is behind the autism. But before he can trust enough to fall head over heels, he must trust his own conviction that friendship is a healing force, and love can overcome any obstacle.
Warning: Contains characters obsessed with trains and counting, positive representations of autism and mental illness, a very dark moment, and Elwood Blues.

Carry the Ocean is available from these fine retailers:

Samhain          All Romance Ebooks          Amazon US

Amazon UK          Amazon Canada          Barnes & Noble

Google Play          iTunes          Kobo


Book Two of the Love Lessons Series
Sometimes you have to play love by ear.
Aaron Seavers is a pathetic mess, and he knows it. He lives in terror of incurring his father’s wrath and disappointing his mother, and he can’t stop dithering about where to go to college—with fall term only weeks away. Ditched by a friend at a miserable summer farewell party, all he can do is get drunk in the laundry room and regret he was ever born. Until a geeky-cute classmate lifts his spirits, leaving him confident of two things: his sexual orientation, and where he’s headed to school.
Giles Mulder can’t wait to get the hell out of Oak Grove, Minnesota, and off to college, where he plans to play his violin and figure out what he wants to be when he grows up. But when Aaron appears on campus, memories of hometown hazing threaten what he’d hoped would be his haven. As the semester wears on, their attraction crescendos from double-cautious to a rich, swelling chord. But if more than one set of controlling parents have their way, the music of their love could come to a shattering end. 
Warning: Contains showmances, bad parenting, Walter Lucas, and a cappella.

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