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Hello 2019!

Hello 2019

By

Shawn Bailey

 

It’s two days into the New Year and already I’m screwing up two of my goals. One, I haven’t done a lick of exercise today and two, I’m not cooking for dinner the meal that is penciled into my meal planner. Oh, and while I’m on the road to confession, I snuck and ate a piece of spice cake that I baked. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll be back on the straight and narrow. The cake eating is all my fault. My moto is if it’s not in my house, I won’t eat it. But I baked it for the holiday. The goal for tomorrow is to hook up my new DVD player in the den and get my workout done.

But this blog isn’t about my failure at exercise and not eating sugar, it’s about getting my act together and planning what books I’m going to write in 2019.

So today I watched author Sarra Cannon’s writing series, How to Plot Your Novel, series on YouTube. It was divided into eight parts. I have been writing novels since 2005, so I’m not a total dummy on how to plot a novel, but I’m also old enough to know that you’re never to old to learn a thing or two. It’s a very good series, so you guys need to check it out. But before I knew she was a writer I was watching one of her videos about decorating planners. I got hooked. I now have about seven planners and I’m waiting for one that’s coming Friday. Now I bet you’re asking why I have so many planners. Well, the answer is because they were pretty, and because I’m not a newbie to planners. I’ve been using one for about eight years to keep up with my writing schedule, family life, and bills. So, if I hadn’t been watching YouTube, I would have only purchased one, and I’d probably have a lot more of my paycheck still in my checking account. Yes, decorating planners can get pretty expensive. But I don’t think I’m going to be decorating my planners that much, I plan to use them for the purpose they were invented….to plan and use my time wisely.

 I watched another one of Sarra’s classes, “Plan Your 2019 Writing Schedule.” After about 30 minutes I realized that I was way out of my league. At one point we had to look at the yearly calendar she designed for the class and mark the days we wouldn’t be able to write. Unfortunately, I couldn’t think of a day like that. I try to write every day. I very seldom take time off from my full-time job, and I have never been on a vacation away from my home. But the whole idea of the exercise was to teach writers how to think realistically and don’t fool themselves to thinking they can write a hundred novels a year, when in fact, on the average writers write one or two, or maybe three if life doesn’t get in the way. I liked that class too and look forward to checking out her other videos.

But let me back track a little. Not too long ago I used to write for five different publishers and I used to write a book a month. In 2016, two of those publishers went ghost, meaning there has been no activity on their sites since then, but I have on occasion received royalties from them within the last two-year period. I did publish at least one book with the other three publishers last year.  My last three were published toward the end of the year.

The Last Prince

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https://www.amazon.com/Last-Prince-Shawn-Bailey-ebook/dp/B07JQBMWX2/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1546467962&sr=8-10&keywords=shawn+bailey

Boy Toys

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https://www.amazon.com/Boy-Toys-Enchanted-Book-5-ebook/dp/B07LC6WLJY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1546467962&sr=8-3&keywords=shawn+bailey

and,

Twinkle

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https://www.amazon.com/Twinkle-Shawn-Bailey-ebook/dp/B07LDT9H7T/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1546467962&sr=8-4&keywords=shawn+bailey

Yes, I can shameless plug like the best of them.

Anyway, this was not to brag, it is to prove to myself that things change and sometimes life gets in the way of authors publishing their manuscripts.

My health also interfered with my writing life last year. I was diagnosed with “many different pinched nerves” in my neck and in my right shoulder blade. I got two cortisone shots in my spine. They did nothing. I still have “many different pinched nerves,” as the neurologist described them. I’m right handed, so if the hand and arm doesn’t work, I can’t write a lot. Noticed how I put that. I’m not a very good patient. I still tried to write, even though I think I should have been doing something constructive like putting ice bags or the heating pad on my shoulder.

So, boo hoo, I’m tired of feeling sorry for myself. It’s a new year, I still have three publishers and my first book for the year, “A King’s Ransom” is due out at the end of the month.

Now back to the planners. Within the mound of spiral bound books is a social media planner. This year, it is the most important planner that I have. It’s supposed to keep me on my toes so I can remember to write a blog, promote my books, buy advertising and venture into other medias like Instagram, Snap Chat and Pinterest. I don’t even know if I spelled these names right, but in order to get to meet and talk to my fans I have to go hang out where they hang out and talk with them. Kind of like turning an introvert into an extrovert. Good luck on that. (smile).

I’m off to work on my planners and update my achievements for today, minus exercise and meal planning, and then I’m going to settle back and watch some more video. Tomorrow morning I’m going to hook up that DVD player, pull out some vintage Shaun T. and get my butt into motion. Afterwards I’m going to check out my notes from Sara’s classes and start planning books two and three of the new year.

 

More in the future,

 

Shawn Bailey

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Dashing

Coming in December

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Dashing

By

Shawn Bailey

Can an enchanted reindeer and a cupid angel find love in the North Pole?

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Reindeer Lancelot Rein has been in love with angelic singer Gracien Camari from the first moment he laid eyes on him many years ago. He never really thought he’d stand a chance with someone so glorious until he got assigned to be Gracien’s bodyguard and asked to accompany him from his present home at the North Pole to Rome to sing with the Vatican choir. Just being near him made Lance’ heart beat faster. But could a singer for the Pope date an everyday Joe like him? Just one kiss from the angel’s full lips made Lance brave enough to take their relationship to the next level. Then he learns that Gracien was created by the archangels and had a preordained future waiting for him. Could Lance let Gracien go to Heaven to do the Lord’s work after seeing the beautiful angel naked and in his bed?

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The Enchanted Series

https://www.amazon.com/Enchanted-2-Book/dp/B077NK4WDK/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1511792539&sr=8-6&keywords=shawn+bailey

 

The Young, Hot and Talented Series – Book 5 Satiated

By

Shawn Bailey

In book 5, ‘Satiated,’ Entertainment and public relations manager Luke Austin meets his match in Tomahiko Akiyama, a gorgeous Japanese J-Pop singer who is spoiled to death by his uncle Mikuni, the leader of the notorious yakuza. For those of you who don’t know what that means, Mikuni and Tomahiko are in the mafia. R&B singer Frankie Kerry and the gang from Albertson Entertainment are in Tokyo, Japan when they discover that their boss Tory Albertson has bought the contracts of the Japanese groups Yukizumi and South Korean group, Dazed who are both managed by his old friend Edward Green. Luke takes one look at Tomahiko and loses his heart to a guy who bears a striking resemblance to Frankie’s older brother songwriter Jonas Kerry. As a joke Luke asks Tory if he can manage Yukizumi, the group Tomahiko is a member of.  Tory, being the bastard that he is, puts Yukizumi under Luke’s care. This pisses off their current manager Edward Green because he and Tomahiko used to be lovers and he doesn’t want Luke anywhere near him. Uncle Mikuni has never liked Edward, but takes an instant liking to Luke. Things are going along swimmingly until Tomahiko gets kidnapped and Luke and Edward must work together to get Tomahiko back before the tour moves on to Hong Kong.

 

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I’m already working on book 6 and introducing two new characters. Albertson Entertainment’s tour has moved on to South Korea…the last leg of their trip before returning home to New Orleans for the holidays. Music and fashion sets the passion when French designer Giovanni Bassett and his models invade on Seoul for Fashion Week.

The Young, Hot and Talented Series

Meet the Characters of the Young, Hot and Talented Series

By

Shawn Bailey

I’ve seen so many comments on Facebook about people not liking serial novels. I for one, like writing them. I take pride in developing the worlds in which my characters live. And most of the time I end up developing secondary characters that my audience fall in love with. My current M/M book, ‘Do Me Right,’ is book 4 in the Young, Hot and Talented Series released by Siren Publishing. I won’t lie. Book one did start out to be a stand-alone book, but I and my fans fell in love with the delightful three members of The Kerry pop group…Frankie Kerry, Jonas Kerry and Gerard Tyler. I set them in my home town of New Orleans so I could introduce the world to restaurants, foods and the people that make this place so special. What I really like about this series is that the young men not only like the music they’re performing but has a passion for oldies for goodies too. Each book has its own play list.

The main characters in the series are actually violinist and singer-songwriter Frankie Kerry and his rich boyfriend Adam Montgomery. Even though the two of them got together in book one, ‘A Lover’s Concerto,’ their story still isn’t finished yet. Frankie was turning eighteen when the story began, he’s twenty years old now, but he still has some growing to do.

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In book 2, ‘A Little Cajun Soul’ I introduced you to the drummer in the group, Gerard Tyler who isn’t a blood relative of Frankie or Jonas, but fit perfectly in the group. His boy friend Luke cheats on him and even though he’s small and Cajun does not mean he’s a pushover. Gerard immediately leaves Luke and meets Giovanni Bassett, a French fashion designer in New York and fall in love with him.

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I really loved writing book 3 ‘Spoiled Rotten’ featuring the older Kerry brother, Jonas who plays the piano, guitar and is also a songwriter. Jonas has a lot of issues, to include having asthma and not taking good care of himself. Like Gerard, Jonas finds out that his boyfriend is cheating on him. And even though he looks and acts like a prima donna, Jonas doesn’t waste time in getting his ex-lover out of his life. He meets and falls for his rock and roll idol Brenton Tramayne, whose long blond hair and rocking body makes Jonas want to live and love again.

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The Kerrys are moving into the big time by book 4, ‘Do Me Right.’ They are on a European tour with several of the other acts from Albertson Entertainment and it’s time for Gerard’s mortal enemy bad boy R&B singer Noel Charles to shine. Once again Luke cheats on another one of his lovers. Noel isn’t a kid, is highly intelligent and knows what he wants out of life. He goes through managers as often as he changes his underwear, but he has a feeling his new manager Edward Green is not going to be a pushover.

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I’m already working on book 5. All I can say is someone is going to get what he deserves when he meets his match in the Orient.

I’ve introduced a lot of characters in the first four books and the story lines keep writing themselves in my head. All though I try to give each character his own individual story it’s impossible not to mention some of the others from previous stories because they are all on tour together and their relationships are still developing.

Spoiled Rotten

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Spoiled Rotten (MM)

by Shawn Bailey

Young, Hot, and Talented 3

Siren-BookStrand, Inc.

Heat Rating: SCORCHING

Word Count: 56,370

Alternative (M/M, Gay) Contemporary

AVAILABLE: Thursday, August 4th

[Siren Allure ManLove: Erotic Alternative Romance, M/M, HEA]

Jonas Kerry has sworn off guys after his two-year relationship with his ex-boyfriend Sean Johnson ends. Now Jonas just wants to concentrate on his music and wants to break away from pop and concentrate on rhythm and blues.

While his twenty-year-old younger brother Frankie is happily in love with their manager Adam Montgomery, and their other band mate, twenty-one year old Gerard Tyler, is keeping it hot and heavy with fashion designer Giovanni Bassett, Jonas just wants to write songs and chauffeur his five-year-old brother Kalen to and from elementary school and to photo shoots.

Although he is trying to change his life and take better care of himself, Jonas realizes that it isn’t easy. His idol, heavy metal band Vizio, returns to town, and its blond-haired lead singer Brenton Tramayne makes it very clear that he wants to make beautiful music with the gorgeous, brown-eyed songwriter.

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Checking IN and Catching UP

Checking IN and Catching UP

By

Shawn Bailey

Whew! It’s been non-stop releases and promoting for me. No, I’m not complaining. I’m just coming down off of a whirlwind of releases since last we met.

I just want to thank everyone for making this a great 2015 so far. My publishers and editors have been fantastic in getting my new and my ex-Silver books back into publication. I still have a few left that I’m contemplating self-publishing (contemplating if time permits), but at the moment my muse has been busy and I’m working on multiple books at the same time for the next round of submissions.

It’s raining here in New Orleans. I’m off from work today and it gives me time to update my website and catch you up on my current and upcoming releases. So bear with me because this might be a long blog. All of the books can be purchased directly from the publisher or from Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, or Are. Note:  All are M/M Romance.

Recently Published:

Finger Licking Good – Phaze Books (August 2014)

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http://www.phaze.com/book.php?title=Finger+Lickin%27+Good

A Lover’s Concerto (Book 1 – Young, Hot and Talented Series) – Siren Bookstrand (September 2014)

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http://www.bookstrand.com/a-lovers-concerto

One For the Road (Spirits Anthology) – Dark Hollows Press (October 2014) (Paranormal)

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http://www.darkhollowspress.com/#!spiritsantho/c2383

Jail Bait – Fireborn Publishing – (October 2014)

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http://www.firebornpublishing.com/store/

Kisses Sweeter than Candy – (October 2014) (Paranormal)

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http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/2040-Kisses-Sweeter-Than-Candy.aspx

What Child is This – Fireborn Publishing – (December 2014)

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http://www.firebornpublishing.com/store/

I’ll Be Seeing You (Watching the Ball Drop Anthology) – Dark Hollows Press (December 2014)

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http://www.darkhollowspress.com/#!watchingtheballdrop/cgkd

The Purest of Intentions – Dark Hollows Press (Jan 2015)

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http://www.darkhollowspress.com/#!thepurestofintentions/c22n8

Sweetie – Amber Quill Press (Jan 2015)

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http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/2115-Sweetie.aspx

A Love Not Forgotten – Dark Hollows Press (Feb 2015)

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http://www.darkhollowspress.com/#!a-love-not-forgotten/c1wnq

Knights of Brazil – Amber Quill Press (Feb 2015)

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http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/2134-Knights-Of-Brazil.aspx

Torn – Amber Quill Press (March 2015)

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http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/2143-Torn.aspx

Naughty Nekos – Siren Bookstrand (March 2015) (Paranormal)

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http://www.bookstrand.com/naughty-nekos

Upcoming:

Silence (Re-Release Date – 3/22/2015) – (Amber Quill Press)

A Gentleman’s Gentleman – (Re-release Date 4/5/2015) – (Amber Quill Press)

Extravagance – (Dark Hollows Press) (TBD)

Thanks For Everything – M/M Romance – (Phaze Books) (TBD)

What I’m Working on:

Contemporary M/M Romance – (MLR)

Contemporary M/M Romance – (Dark Hollows Press)

Contemporary M/M Romance – (Fireborn Publishing)

2nd Book – (Young, Hot and Talented series – (Siren-Bokstrand)

3rd Book – (Those Warren Boy series) – (Phaze Books)

M/M Interracial Romance – (Siren-Bookstrand)

M/M Paranormal Romance – (Amber Quill Press)

M/M Contemporary Romance – (Amber Quill Press)

M/M Interracial Romance – (Amber Quill Press)

M/M Paranormal (Werewolves) – (Siren-Bookstrand)

As you can tell I don’t have too much time for anything else. In between I need to find time to read, do research, promote, and oh yeah, work a full-time job.

Until next time,

Shawn Bailey

Excerpt – Dream Boy – (M/M) Romance (PG Post)

Dream Boy

By

Shawn Bailey

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Being gay and in love with the most sought-after college quarterback did nothing for Hiro Aoki’s heart except make it break every time he saw Christian Hill parading around town with pretty girls on his arm. Christian also dated debutants and got invited to the most popular parties, while Hiro and his friends stayed home on weekends studying and trying to improve their GPA. What good did it do Hiro to be smart when the love of his life didn’t return his feelings?

 

But to Hiro’s surprise, when he agrees to tutor Christian in math, he realizes the football star may be harboring a secret longing for him also. Can the two young men actually become lovers and keep their growing relationship a secret from their families, the rest of the students, and the bullies on the football team?

 

Excerpt

…Several cars drove up and parked near them. Hiro frowned. Jocks. Football players from Ridgefield University started climbing out of their rides and encroaching on their little plot of beach. The big lummoxes started horsing around, kicking up sand and generally making a nuisance of themselves. Redondo Beach was known as the Mecca for athletes. Numerous competitions were held there including the Super Bowl 10-K Run. If they got tired of lounging around the beach they could ride bikes, play volleyball or jog.

Gerald gathered his schoolbooks and tablets and tried to protect them. “Shit, what a way to ruin a day.”

Two of the big dummies started tossing a football back and forth, ignoring them sitting there. He and the others were used to this type of treatment from Michael and the others on the team. The jocks considered them geeks and dweebs just because they were smart and on the student council.

“Dream Girl” continued to play. A black SUV appeared.

Hiro recognized the driver. Christian Hill, the quarterback, stepped out the door looking like a Greek god. The warm sunlight reflected on his golden hair. Hiro’s gaze dipped lower. Christian had stuffed all those hunky muscles into a yellow and white sleeveless athletic shirt and matching shorts that hung precariously low on his hips. Hiro shivered from desire. Dreamboat walking.

“Go long,” Tristan Morrisant, one of the tight ends, shouted.

Christian dropped his beach towel and ran for the ball.

“Look out. He’s coming our way,” Ken shouted, hopping to his feet.

Hiro kept his eyes on the ball, trying to telepathically put it into Christian’s hands.

“Hiro, watch out!”

“Huh?” By the time Hiro stopped fantasizing he saw Christian fall. Down, down, down he went in slow motion. He came down too fast for Hiro to react. “Oof.” Christian’s face was in his crotch. Shit. It would be too much to ask that Christian not notice his erection.

Christian lay there for a couple of seconds before he moved. Instead of just lifting his head, he sort of turned over and lay there recovering. “I slipped on my sandals,” he said to his friends, who ran over to check on him.

Hiro groaned from the extra weight on him. “Ouch!” He caught a charley horse in one of his legs.

Christian talked to him. “Sorry, little dude.”

Hiro looked down into two lipid pools of blue that reminded him of the ocean. “It’s okay.” Christian Hill spoke to me.

Tristan helped Christian to his feet. “Are you okay, man?”

“Yeah,” Christian said. “I landed on something soft.” He never looked back.

Hiro stretched out his legs, groaned and tried to get the circulation going while the dumb jocks went off to play ball. His cock still smarted from having Christian’s face planted on it.

Ken looked down at him. “Are you okay, Mr. President?”

“Yes,” Hiro answered. “He has a hard head.”

Ken reached to help him up.

“Ouch, I ache like a puppy,” Hiro whined.

Ken smirked. “That’s the closest you’ll ever come to getting him to fuck you.”

Hiro grimaced as both Ken and Gerald chuckled. A one-sided love is the worst kind

 

 

http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/1995-Dream-Boy.aspx