Friday, July 14, 2017

Cody Recieves a Humanitarian Award from Bike Book Reviews!

I have been bestowed with a Humanitarian Award from Bike Book Reviews!
I am honored and humbled. Thank you, Bec!
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”― Winston S. Churchill
I talk about what it means to receive this Award, and about kindness, on Love Bytes Reviews!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

#Exclusive #Interview and #Giveaway Robin Reardon talks about "Waiting for Walker" out June 23rd!

An Interview with Robin Reardon: What's a straight, cisgender (slightly queer on the inside) female author like you doing writing in the world of GLBTQIA teen fiction?

Author Robin Reardon answers this and other questions about her work and her latest release, Waiting for Walker, which features a gay teen and an intersex teen.

It's my great pleasure to have Robin on my blog today, and she was kind enough to allow me to interview her. Her newest novel, Waiting for Walker, is a wonderful story and I can't recommend it highly enough. So much so, I wrote a foreword for the book. Check out my awesome interview with Robin and don't forget to scroll down and enter the give-away! FIVE lucky people will win an ecopy of Waiting for Walker!

Waiting for Walker is now available for pre-order
(Print edition available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, & IngramSpark.)

Cody: Let's take it from the top. How did you get into writing in this area of fiction?

Robin: Isn't late teens the most intense time of a person's life? I mean, either something is critically important or it's "whatever." Teens know more than their parents and teachers one minute, and the next they feel like total idiots who'll never be able to figure out this thing called Life. And anything can change with no more than a second's warning.

So I wanted to write for teens, and GLBTQIA teens are under-represented. And misunderstood. I want to support them by writing. If my writing makes even one young person feel better about him, her, or theirself, then I have done a good thing. And I write about boys because—well, because I know what it feels like to want a man. See? Even adults can be a little queer on their gender identity.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The stunning conclusion of the Elpída Series is out! Buy Elpida & get Tharros for #FREE through June 6th! Don't miss them!

The stunning conclusion of the Elpída Series, Elpída, is now available from Harmony Ink Press! If you purchase Elpída from Harmony Ink Press, you receive Thárros for FREE through June 6th!

And don't forget to join the BUDDY READ in the GOODREADS YA LGBT BOOKS GROUP!

Also available at AmazonBarnes & NobleiBooks, GooglePlay, & Kobo


Hope sees the invisible,
feels the intangible,
and achieves the impossible.
                                    ~C. Kennedy, Paraphrased from Winston Churchill

~*~

Michael and Christy attended prom, graduated high school, and Michael leads the USATF tryouts. With Oxford University on the horizon, his future looks bright, and he believes life has returned to normal after Christy’s rescue. He couldn’t be more wrong.

Christy has been free from a life of slavery for more than a year and has made remarkable progress due in no small part to the love he found with Michael. But the recent prosecution of a past abuser has shattered the life he so painstakingly built out of nothing but a mountain of horror. He now faces the daunting task of building a new life—yet again.

Twelve-year-old Thimi has been missing since Christy left Greece and, unbeknownst to everyone, has hidden out in a vacant mansion in Glyfada. Learning of Christy’s survival is the only thing that brings him out of hiding. People, open spaces, even the most common of sounds frighten him beyond reason. A mere ghost of a boy, Thimi arrives in the US with no knowledge of the outside world—the only constant in his life a purple marble.

Lost, shattered, and afraid, only hope gives them the strength and courage they need to begin anew.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Thárros is On Sale for $1 Until Midnight EST Thursday May 25th! Elpída releases May 30th!

The stunning conclusion of the Elpída Series, Elpída, releases May 30th! 

Why not read Thárros, Book 2 in the series, now?

On sale for $1 until midnight EST Thursday, May 25th from Harmony Ink Press!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Timmy interviews Christy, Thimi, and Zero from Elpida!

Timmy interviews Christy, Thimi, and Zero from Elpída! This is the first part of a two-part post. The second part will appear on June 17th on Love Bytes! Check it out!

Don’t forget to check back to see what Michael, Jake, Sophia, and the entire cast have to say next month, Saturday, June 17th!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Stunning Conclusion of the Elpída Series is out! Buy Elpida and get Tharros for #FREE! Don't miss it!


The stunning conclusion of the Elpída Series, Elpída, is now available from Harmony Ink Press! If you purchase Elpída from Harmony Ink Press, you receive Thárros for FREE through June 6th!


And don't forget to join the BUDDY READ in the GOODREADS YA LGBT BOOKS GROUP!

Also available at AmazonBarnes & NobleiBooks, GooglePlay, & Kobo


Hope sees the invisible,
feels the intangible,
and achieves the impossible.
                                    ~C. Kennedy, Paraphrased from Winston Churchill

~*~

Michael and Christy attended prom, graduated high school, and Michael leads the USATF tryouts. With Oxford University on the horizon, his future looks bright, and he believes life has returned to normal after Christy’s rescue. He couldn’t be more wrong.

Christy has been free from a life of slavery for more than a year and has made remarkable progress due in no small part to the love he found with Michael. But the recent prosecution of a past abuser has shattered the life he so painstakingly built out of nothing but a mountain of horror. He now faces the daunting task of building a new life—yet again.

Twelve-year-old Thimi has been missing since Christy left Greece and, unbeknownst to everyone, has hidden out in a vacant mansion in Glyfada. Learning of Christy’s survival is the only thing that brings him out of hiding. People, open spaces, even the most common of sounds frighten him beyond reason. A mere ghost of a boy, Thimi arrives in the US with no knowledge of the outside world—the only constant in his life a purple marble.

Lost, shattered, and afraid, only hope gives them the strength and courage they need to begin anew.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Salon du Livre 2017! Win Surprise Gifts for the Elpida Series!


Salon du Livre is the book fair event of the literary scene in Paris at the Porte de Versailles. Stop by the Dreamspinner/Harmony Ink Press booth to pick up your special gift from the Elpida Series. And don't forget to stick around for the surprise gift bag! 

Livre Paris est, depuis sa création, un événement incontournable de la scène littéraire qui, en 2017, se déroulera du 24 au 27 mars, porte de Versailles. Découvrez ce salon au travers de notre présentation mais aussi et surtout grâce aux photos et aux vidéos témoins de cet incroyable événement. Bonne visite ! 

Visitez le stand Dreamspinner / Harmony Ink Press pour récupérer votre cadeau spécial de la série Elpida. Et n'oubliez pas de rester pour le sac cadeau surprise !


Friday, March 17, 2017

#CoverReveal! Elpida, the 3rd and Final Book in the Elpida Series, is now available for pre-order!

It’s with great pleasure that I bring you the cover for Elpída, the third and final book in the Elpída series, coming to you from Harmony Ink Press on May 30th, 2017. 

As most of you know, this series is special to me and I am deeply thankful to Harmony Ink Press for publishing it. It’s an important trilogy, intended to give courage and hope to survivors of abuse. Here is the author’s note contained in the back of the book.

As with the first two books in this series, Ómorphi and Thárros, this novel was written to give victims of abuse hope. By supporting this series, and buying and reading these books, you are supporting those youth who struggle daily to learn to live again. Thank you for reading this series.

Now available for pre-order at Harmony Ink Press!


Michael and Christy attended prom, graduated high school, and Michael leads the USATF tryouts. With Oxford University on the horizon, his future looks bright, and he believes life has returned to normal after Christy’s rescue. He couldn’t be more wrong.

Christy has been free from a life of slavery for more than a year and has made remarkable progress due in no small part to the love he found with Michael. But the recent prosecution of a past abuser has shattered the life he so painstakingly built out of nothing but a mountain of horror. He now faces the daunting task of building a new life—yet again.

Twelve-year-old Thimi has been missing since Christy left Greece and, unbeknownst to everyone, has hidden out in a vacant mansion in Glyfada. Learning of Christy’s survival is the only thing that brings him out of hiding. People, open spaces, even the most common of sounds frighten him beyond reason. A mere ghost of a boy, Thimi arrives in the US with no knowledge of the outside world—the only constant in his life a purple marble.

Lost, shattered, and afraid, only hope gives them the strength and courage they need to begin anew.