Unbelievable News About My Story “Bianca’s Plan!”

Unbelievable News About My Story “Bianca’s Plan!”

I’m pleased and thrilled to announce that Dreamspinner Press has sublicensed the German rights to my 2012 holiday story, Bianca’s Plan. The book will be published in ebook (and possibly paperback) by Cursed Side Publishing. http://www.cursed-side.de/index.php

Color me stunned and OH-so-PLEASED!

HUGS to ALL!
BG

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TWO NEW NOVEL SALES!

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So I sold a new book a few months ago called The Boy Who Came in from the Cold. A few days later I find I’ve sold the spinoff, Anything Could Happen.

I am very excited. Here is the cover for The Boy..

Dreamspinner Press provides the BEST covers!

I will let you know when the book is going to be available soon!

HUGS
BG

Today is the Day I Leave for GayRomLit!

Today is the Day! GayRomLit!

So today is the day I head off to Albuquerque, NM for GayRomLit. Four hundred writers, editors, publishers and readers of gay romance all in one place.

If you check the site you will see there is a hell of a list of attendees. Unfortunately, I am not on the list because I waited too long to sign up, but I know it is going to be a wonderful and important weekend.

Just look at this list of events: Continue reading

A Lot is Happening ~ A Long Due Update

Hello all! I am sitting here this morning in the tiny town of Brookfield, MO, my husband’s hometown. It is a family reunion of sorts. I am stunned I have managed to get Internet access. So I am hoping on here quick to report some news.

First, in case you didn’t know it, the anthology “Men of Steel” with my story “Meant to Fly” has been released. I am so excited. There was a release party over the weekend…

AND!! … today Elin Gregory posted a gorgeous feature on the release of the book plus an interview with none other than moi!

The interview was so much fun and I would love to hear what you think (and so would she).

Please check them out! (make comments at her site!)

You can find the anthology by clicking right here (ebook and paperback!) and Elin Gregory’s stunningly gorgeous post by clicking right here

“Meant to Fly” is an important story to me and I am very happy about its release. I thought about dedicating it to my first boy-crush (when I too was a boy) but in case it did get back to him somehow, I didn’t want there to be any hurt. He was straight, alas. *heave sigh*

Here is what Dreamspinner Press has to say: Shazam! Who better to safeguard a man’s heart than a hero? Mr. Fantastic may be out there on a wing and a prayer, playing a Longshot, but a handsome He-Man has the power, courage, and derring-do to see his quest for true love through to the happy ending. For romance of superhero proportions, check out these Men of Steel.

In case you missed it, my 1920s time travel story “It Had to Be You” was accepted by DSP as well. This story was a doozy! OMG! I couldn’t write three paragraphs without having to do research. My bibliography is two pages at the back of the story. It was tons of work and I can’t say I would ever rush to do a period piece again, but I love the story so much. It says a lot about culture, how times never really change, and what really matters above all things is love.

I had to be all top secret about the story, but now I can tell you more. Here is a brief description…

It Had to Be You by B.G. Thomas

Robert Daniels is always dating the wrong guys. He doesn\’t understand it. He has such nice friends. Then, one day, on a particularly bad date, he gets shot and dies…

…only to wake up in the body of a man named Jimmy, who was also shot and killed—in 1927. Along comes Hugh Naylor, who is in love with Jimmy. Now Robert’s falling in love with Hugh, but how can he explain he isn’t who he appears?

And what about the people who shot “Jimmy” in the first place? Is Rob still endanger for sins he didn’t commit? And will this place Hugh in jeopardy as well?

It will be available in June. BUT, if you order now, you can get all thirty stories for a staggering savings!

Click here to find out more!

Dreamspinner Press is also interested in my novels. Right now I am busy at work on a zooming deadline with my very first novel! They like the idea, a lot, so here is hopeing they will like it when they read it. I am very happy with the direction it is going. A romantic comedy. I haven’t really done that before and I hope people will think it is even half as funny and romantic as I do.

Finally – and this is exciting too! – the anthology “Two Tickets to Paradise” with my story “New Lease” got an excellent review over at Top 2 Bottom Reviews. Every story, including mine, got a good review. Michelel Montgomery, the reviewer, said this about “New Lease”:

I really liked this story a lot. I felt sorry for Wade and hoped that he would find someone who really cared about him. Both Wade and Kent are honorable men who are both interesting and easy to like. I enjoyed the promise of a bright future for them and will be looking for more books by this author in the future.

WOW! She will be checking for my stories in the future! This makes me so happy!

Check out the whole review by clicking right here. It is really a nice one. Five stars for an antology!

Well, I am worried I will lose that Internet connection here in Mayberry Brookfield, so I better sign off. Until next time…

Namasté,
B.G.

This Week I Was Featured in SJD Peterson’s Blog!!

How many of you have heard of the most excellent SJD Peterson? Or read her books? If you haven’t, you should. She is an amazing author.

This week I was incredible fortunate to be featured in her Month of Romance A-Z. The post is gorgeous, she did a simply amazing job and I hope you will check it out: http://sjdpeterson.blogspot.com/2012/02/romance-z-bg-thomas.html

Here is what the author has to say about herself:

SJD Peterson, better known as Jo, hails from Michigan. Not the best place to live for someone who hates the cold and snow. When not reading or writing, Jo can be found close to the heater checking out NHL stats and watching the Red Wings kick a little butt. Can’t cook, misses the clothes hamper nine out of ten tries, but is handy with power tools.
Visit Jo at http://www.facebook.com/SJD.Peterson; http://sjdpeterson.blogspot.com/; and http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4563849.S_J_D_Peterson. Contact Jo at s_JO_d@comcast.net.

I simply loved Lorcan’s Desire and cannot recommend it enough.

Here is the book’s blurb:

Despite the loving support of his family, Lorcan James wants to try life on his own, so at twenty-one, he finds himself walking halfway across the country in search of adventure. What he finds is desperation, desperation that leads him straight to Whispering Pine Ranch and right into the path of its strong, arrogant, gorgeous owner, who awakens something in Lorcan he didn’t even know existed.

Quinn Taylor is up to his neck in grief and frustration dealing with a neighboring rancher who wants nothing more than to see him go belly-up. He doesn’t need more complications, but from the moment he lays eyes on Lorcan, his world turns upside down.

Despite finding in Quinn what his heart craves, Lorcan refuses to be Quinn’s dirty little secret-and Quinn isn’t the only one vying for Lorcan’s attention. Ranch hand Jess will happily declare his love for Lorcan to the world, something Quinn won’t offer-something Lorcan needs above all else.

You should jump right over to Dreamspinner Press and check it out. In fact, check out her website and discover all of her books. You won’t regret it!

(find her right here: http://sjdpeterson.blogspot.com/?zx=d8c1bf2c3a4635b)

Wow! Today is Charles Dickens’s 200th Birthday!

Wow, how on earth did I miss this? But then again, I guess I didn’t. Today is the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens. Google even did a doodle inspired by the author and his work and you’ll see it if you are googling today.

Here are two articles that I enjoyed. One is for kids, but hey! Who cares? I hope you enjoy them and that you will take a moment to raised a glass to one of the greatest writers in history.

Happy Birthday, Charles!

Celebrating Charles Dickens’s 200th Birthday
By Raymond M. Lane

Charles Dickens was born at midnight on February 7, 1812, the second of Elizabeth and John Dickens’s eight children.

It was reported that the newborn baby began to cry as the clock struck 12, and many feel that his voice is as real today as it was 200 years ago. Dickens grew up to become one of the world’s most famous and beloved writers. His characters are known throughout the world. click the link to find out more

The Cover to “Trust Me” Has Been Released!

So I just got the cover from my next story, Trust Me which will be released on July 17th. It is my first book from Amber Allure.

I am excited to have sold a book to Amber as they only have open submissions a time or two each year. That I got in is a good thing! They have a good repuation and are now open to any future submissions from me.

I am also very proud of this story. It is VERY romantic.

(and pretty hot too!)

This is my longest piece to date so far as well.

As I said in a previous post, it is about “a widower named Neil who agrees to go to a Dude Ranch vacation with his best friend Amy, the sister of his dead wife. He is anything but an outdoorsy kind of guy and he is afraid of horses. But he goes. There he meets Cody, a wrangler, a man young enough he could almost be Neil’s son and the attraction is immediate. But before anything can happen, Neil must deal with the fact that he has been denying his homosexuality all his life. Can he?”

Keep tuned for the particulars!