Thursday, August 21, 2014

Going Under: Picspiration

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I know some people like picspiration with their stories. Well, as a tiny tease for my upcoming boom Going Under (available for pre-order at Amazon now) I thought I'd post mine for our MCs Kyle Bevins and Eddy Jiminez Clarke.

First up we have our dear, adorable jackass, Kyle.

Then we have unlucky ex-con, Eddy

So. Hope that was fun. Haha. Just thought id share.

Going Under releases September 1st! I'm so stoked! stick around for more teasers and snippet Sundays :)

<3 kaderade

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Going Under: Snippet Sunday #1

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Woooow. It's almost here! We're almost to release day for Kyle and Eddy's story, Going Under. But...

Before I leave you with the Snippet Sunday (I'll be doing one per Sunday until the release of Going Under on Sept 1st.) I wanted to catch you up with a couple things. Keep Swimming will be available in paperback by the end of this week, links for Amazon and Barnes & Noble will be shared, though it's available for purchase now at CreateSpace [Click Here].

My co-author (and bestie) Allison Cassatta and I signed the contract for our contemporary M/M novel, We Found Love, with Dreamspinner Press for a January release. I'm SUPER excited. I really really can't wait for y'all to get your hands on that story. It was hard to write, lots of tears. And keep a look out because we've begun editing for our first project together Teaching Professor Grayson, which releases in eBook and paperback at Dreamspinner Press on November 1. I'll make sure to get those pre-order links up as soon as we have them. As for my solo projects, I've got Going Under, then in December I've got The Graduate Student releasing.

Speaking of pre-orders. You can [Click Here] to pre-order Going Under. Which lead us into Snippet Sunday. Going Under is the second book in the Keep Swimming Series. If you read the first, Keep Swimming, then you'll recognize Kyle Bevins as Heath's best friend and business partner. Eduardo "Eddy" Clarke is the newcomer, a hapless ex-con who's not been so lucky in his pursuit of love and being out. Oy vay, these boys.

So in the snippet today, Heath comes to check on Kyle who's been in a pissy mood since he saw Eddy at a bar the previous weekend. Kyle's cleaning the yacht thinking on the tiff he and Eddy had and a...dumb decision Eddy made. So here's a brief moment of Heath trying to be supportive:

Maybe if he’d just let Eddy leave quietly, Eddy wouldn’t have felt the need to put on that little show in the parking lot for Kyle. Not like they were anything more than two guys who’d gotten off together, and he’d probably deserved having it rubbed in his face, but it’d still sucked to see what he had. That should have been him, dammit.
“Coming aboard!” Kyle started and turned quickly. Heath jumped back as Kyle doused him with the hose. Oops. He laughed and got a glare from Heath. “What the hell.”
“I knew I made you wet, Heath, but should we really make it so public?”
“You’re an idiot,” Heath said. Kyle switched off the hose and dropped it, picking up the deck mop. “Another green?”
“Of course. I told him he wasn’t looking too hot, maybe he should lay off those fancy beers, but he insisted they’d make the sea-sick better.” Kyle stopped and looked at Heath. “Heaven forbid they listen to the captain. The one they come to because he has Coast Guard experience and all.”
“Heaven forbid,” Heath said, smiling. “You doing okay? Apparently your working yourself into the ground is a sure sign you’re in ‘meltdown mode’. According to Cary.”
“Tell Cary there’s better uses for his mouth than asking nosy questions.” There are better uses for that mouth than being a smartass. Kyle scowled when he remembered those words.
“See, that face. Apparently, as your best friend I’m supposed to ask you questions when you’re upset. Communication and all that.”
“Communicate this, douche.” Kyle flipped Heath off, smiling to show he was joking. “I’m good, honestly. You know me, boy problems.”
“You?” Heath asked in mock surprise. “Can’t imagine.”
“I know! Mama tells me boys are no good but I keep going back for more.” And how.
“Well, if you need to talk…”
“Call Cary,” Kyle deadpanned.

That's it for this week, guys! Stay tuned for more from Going Under, releasing September 1.

<3 Kaderade

Friday, August 15, 2014

'Going Under' Pre-Order

Going Under by Kade Boehme
(Keep Swimming Book #2)

Available NOW for Pre-Order at Amazon

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A Note on 'Going Under'

The idea of this story came from someone else’s real life story of how they got even with a bully and the real consequences of that. In a day and age when bullying is so prevalent, not only at school, but on the internet, nowhere to get away from it, I feel the greatest thing we can teach our children is not an eye for an eye or don’t get mad, get even, but to LOVE one another, because in teaching the former, we’re teaching them to perpetuate bullying. The idea of growing up to become the CEO your bully has to bow down to is lovely, but then we remember every boss who was a complete tool to us, the big bullies we couldn’t escaped even as adults. Are those truly our values?
It seems simple, and perhaps that I’m preaching, but maybe we should teach that no matter the person, no matter how badly they treat you, your best response… Is love. Don’t turn the other cheek, do get help if you’re being harassed (and yes, I know, I’m still young enough that I don’t like being the dreaded snitch). But maybe showing kindness will wear them down, or you’ll remember when you’re adult and high school no longer matters, that you loved them, even when they were their most horrible to you. Isn’t it better to teach children, rather than getting even, getting revenge, sometimes another person’s conscience will do it for them.
Dads, get your kids self defense, but don’t make them think physical violence is the best way to strike back. Mom, remind your kids that one day they will be finished with college, and they may be a big shot CEO with many minions beneath them, but that their kindness will be measured there and that will count to people far more than what a tyrant they were to the former Frat-Boys. Brothers, Sisters, tell them to stand up for themselves, not to take it lying down, but remind them revenge will only feel satisfying for so long, but their actions, stooping down to the other’s level while not knowing the full story, may just haunt you the rest of your life.
So I say ‘more love.’ More respect for one another. Hug each other close and think of constructive ways to solve the problem of bullying, regardless of whether it’s based on sexuality, religion, body shape, the color of someone’s skin, or the fact that mom is single and they can’t afford to buy the nicest clothes because paying the rent is just that much more important. It starts at home, with you, and the messages we send each other and the next generation.
Going Under, Kyle’s story, is one when which he finds himself feeling guilty after getting revenge, mostly because he’s a decent person. I realize not every situation is the same, and Kyle’s is obviously built around the idea that sometimes revenge is not sweet. Don’t think this means I don’t believe sometimes a good dose of their own medicine isn’t exactly what the doctor ordered, but I thought I’d leave some food for thought. ( And sorry if this felt preachy. :/ Just sharing the inspiration.)

Happy reading,

Saturday, August 2, 2014


We're almost there guys! Putting the finishing touches on Going Under. Now it's time for the cover reveal!! So, LC Chase has outdone herself yet again.

(Keep Swimming #2) 
by Kade Boehme

Ex Coast Guardian Kyle Bevins is a joker, a friend, and unlucky in love. His friends know he’s a good guy to turn to if for nothing other than a much needed laugh, but he rarely heeds his own advice. He’s content as the new co-owner of his friend’s charter fishing company in Pensacola Beach, Florida, but he’s missing the companionship of having a significant other and tired of the old hookups.

Eddy Jiminez is unlucky, period. He’s been dealt most every negative consequence of being gay. He’s also an ex-con, so he figured he’d play it safe, keep working hard and trying to forget that it was men he craved. But when he meets Kyle, he can’t stop going back for more, but tired of the lies and hurting, he doesn't want to give Kyle up.

Kyle would do anything to keep Eddy from drowning again, so he decides to see him safely into the big world of being Out but a past connection may ruin everything. Will there be a second chance for both of them, or will their relationship go under?