Saturday, October 31, 2015

We Found Love Honorable Mention

I'm so happy! My friend Allison Cassatta and I co-wrote a book based in the most bleak of places—a mental hospital—with some pretty broken boys, hoping y'all would love them as much as we did. And you did. The feeback and sales were fabulous and I just wanted to hug everyone haha. Now, more cause to hug. Hunter & Riley take home an honorable mention from the Rainbow Awards, which tickles me to fucking death. <3

"This book echoes of pain and torment yet it is beautifully written with a bright light of hope of days yet to come. Definiitely a fab read.

Fantastic and emotional story. Wonderful character development that really draws a reader into the story and makes them invested in the characters as well as the story. Once I started reading, I didn’t stop until the book was finished.

This is one of the two best books I've read this year. The characters they built were phenomenally real---I felt like I knew them personally. And the settings (especially inside the mental institution) were also astonishingly real, like I was there myself. This book brought me to tears five times. I was able to find a few niggling points in the areas of plot and writing style that allowed me to shave a point off each of those categories, but this is a very-nearly perfect book!

This was an intriguing story and well written. I like stories with broken characters that find and fix themselves through the motivation of love." --
From the Honorable Mention at Reviews & Ramblings

Friday, October 30, 2015

"Oh, You read romance?" *side eye*

You know, I think, more disappointing than disparaging authors of romance, lately (though it's always been a problem), is the shaming of the MILLIONS of romance readers. I get we're not up to some people's lofty literary standards. I won't apologize for not writing with a Pulitzer Prize for fiction in mind. I won't get mad at you for thinking your work is superior to mine because I prefer an HEA. I'm not bitter. I'll take my romance award from my peers any day, and still will be proud of you that your peers recognized you with your non-romantic fiction award. The art of writing fiction, like any art, is highly subjective and not every subject matter is something you may find joy in writing.

But I will take exception to you saying what MILLIONS OF READERS like to read is garbage and insinuating they're simple for enjoying it. I'm so disappointed and angry when a friend side-eyes a another for having a Harlequin in their purse. I'm pissed when I say I write M/M romance and they equate it with porn, or ask when I'm gonna write a "real book". I'm furious when a reader tells me they told a friend they read M/M and their friend hurt their feelings acting like they were a simpleton because "Really? You read romance?"

I understand, people think romance doesn't change the world, doesn't broaden society in any ways. In a similar post to this one FaceBook a reader responded "...I'm still looking for my HEA. At this stage, I could easily see it being me on a sun-warmed porch with a never ending supply of Tim Tams, grandkids and my Kindle. What you guys do is provide not only entertainment for this "stalled" woman, but also hope, companionship, laughter, tears and somewhere accepting of my your quirks and my current circumstances to escape to. It's also a reminder that you're never alone and you don't have to be what society deems "perfect" to find love and your own HEA. THANK YOU for what you give me" And you know what, that touched me so much. I hear that from readers, have said similar words to favorite authors in the past. So, maybe touching that one life, being a part of that one person's world for an hour and making them smile... Maybe that's the change I want to effect. I for one think that's worth a helluva lot.

In this electronic age, I'm so overjoyed to see anyone reading anything, whether it be Dickens or Rowling or fucking EL James. To the readers, my peeps, I say "you do you, boo."

A friend of mine said, "Remember when teachers and librarians always told you as a child that it didn't matter what you read so long as you read." Growing up, my mother—an educator—never limited my reading, whether it was Carolyn B Cooney, RL Stine, Louis L'amour. She was just happy I wasn't always plopped in front of a television. Isn't that what the ultimate goal is. Being well-read should never be considered a bad thing, regardless of taste.

While I cannot lay blame at her feet, because this HAS been a problem for years, I cringe every time I see a new article on an even bigger, more widely read blog or news site. I understand it's the direction the authors who were plagiarized decided, and had every right to go in to bring visibility to their problem and make sure Harner was taken to task. I, personally, don't need my pound of flesh—I didn't purchase or read her stuff, because reasons—and I don't need to "have my say". But I can lay the shitstorm of negative press at the feet of the Plagiarizer. I think that makes me more fucking livid about the whole situation than anything.

 I'm a proud writer of romance. I'm even more proud of being successful writing Male/Male romance and watching gay romance—one of few genres where LGBT protagonists are glorified and given positive stories—grow as a genre. I'm honored being a part of it. And finally, I find my biggest joy and have immense pride in being a reader of romance, and having a HUGE support system and group of people I've met through and because of it. So, respectfully, ‪#‎fuckoff‬.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015


Heya guys & dolls & everyone in between!

Well, I heard from a lot of peeps about wanting this here mailing list / newsletter thing and decided it sounded like a fun way to stay in touch with everyone who wanted to be a part of it. I'm horrible at daily blogging, but I am really good at staying in touch (yeah, I tend to yammer on) so I thought a bi-monthly e-mail newsletter was something we could have a good time with. So I bring you Kaderade Update. In which I'll update you on goings on, WIPs, and release dates. If you subscribe, you'll be the first to see cover reveals, there'll be exclusive teasers, and subscriber only giveaways. ALSO, there may be a serial or two for subscribers only and exclusive naughty scenes from some of your favorite characters!

Also, I'll use this for your feedback and you'll be able to be my big ass crew of beta readers on some projects. Oh, and did I mention gratuitous man pics—because my computer is full and why not? SO! Go sign up! I'll be doing a giveaway with's help to pick out of the first subscribers for a few $10 Amazon & iTunes gift cards, as well as some back list ebooks so enter for a chance to win simply by subscribing between now and the first Kaderade Update which is coming at you November 6, 2015!

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Friend Interview: Brigham Vaughn

Hey guys!

Welcome my friend, the fabulous author of the Equals series, as she stops by the blog today to promote her new book Connection.

1.      Have you ever used something, even a small funny moment with a friend, etc in one of your books?
You know, I would swear I have, but for the life of me I can’t remember right now.  *laughs*
I absolutely do use emotional memories to make a scene more authentic though.  Drawing from personal experiences of a similar situation can help deepen the emotion in a scene and I’ve done that a number of times.

2.      Do you have another genre or subgenre you read? If so, do you read that more than, the same as, or less frequently than M/M?

It’s fairly rare that I read anything but M/M these days, which has more to do with a lack of time and a wealth of so many amazing M/M books on my TBR list, but when I do have the time, historical fiction and mysteries are my favorites. 

The one author I will absolutely drop everything to read is Margaret Atwood.

3.      Was Evan, from Connection, a character that just came through the ether as Equals series (which I absolutely love, btw) evolved, or was he a planned secondary whose story you knew you’d spin-off from the beginning?
Evan essentially appeared out of the ether and evolved from there. I had Partners basically written, but knew something was missing. The town of Putnam was coming across as much too flat and one-dimensional. If I remember right, I’d written this vague idea of a young guy who worked for the funeral home, but he hadn’t really coalesced into anything concrete and I had no real plan for him. Eventually, I realized his interaction with Russ could really fill that gap and his character began to evolve from there.  By the time Partners was written, my betas were clamoring for Evan to have his own book and I knew he had a huge story to tell. It took longer for me to put the pieces together and figure out that Jeremy would be his partner, but once I had the thought I knew it was what needed to happen, even though on paper, Evan and Jeremy are so different.
4.      I have to ask—because it’s one of those things that I love when other writers do but is super daunting to me—was it difficult writing 2 characters through 4 different books? Or was it easier to stay in that world?
It can be difficult writing the same characters through different books, but I found that on the whole I enjoyed it.  It gave me a chance to delve further into their psychology and get to know them better.  Stephen really evolved for me throughout the Equals series and I absolutely loved discovering where he came from and why he made the decisions he did.  Some of his backstory was there in Equals, the first book, but it really clicked for me in Partners and that continued to develop in Family and Husbands.  And then doing the spin-off of Connection where we see Stephen through Jeremy’s eyes was really fascinating.  I guess I’d have to say that while it can be challenging, I enjoy that challenge a lot.
5.      Did you have something that or someone who inspired any of your stories and/or characters as far as Russ, Stephen, Evan, or Jeremy go?
The inspiration for Russ and Stephen’s dynamic came from this photo. 

I saw it and thought “Sexy older man, a little possessive of his younger partner” and bam, I had a story.  As the story developed I found face cast pictures that matched the image in my head of each character.  Ryan Guzman, an actor, and Michael Justin, a model, are very close to how I picture Russ and Stephen.

When I worked on Stephen’s history with his ex, Jeremy, I had a vague idea that I wanted Jeremy and Russ to be somewhat similar looking in that they both had dark hair, hazel eyes and were tall and fairly muscular.  Jeremy’s personality was set but his actual physical look was fairly vague in my head until I started to do some searching and ran across a photo of the actor Brandon Quinn and it kinda clicked for me.  Jeremy has some similarities to Russ, but overall has a more rugged look.  Russ is a bit more of a pretty boy.

I knew what Evan looked like from the beginning.  Tall, but very thin, very pale and someone who might get overlooked at first, but would grow into himself well and wind up attractive and interesting looking. The model, Andreas Sandby, took a long time to find, but he really was perfect for Evan. And those cheekbones are incredibly striking.

In the course of writing Connection I also ran across this photo which was absolutely perfect for Evan and Jeremy.  It shows the dynamic of them as partners so much.  They need each other more than any other couple I’ve written.  There’s just so much vulnerability and hurt in both of them, and being together offers them the kind of security and shelter from the outside world that they both need.

6.      What’s your writing process like?

Truthfully, it varies with every story. I often get a plot bunny long before I have time to write it, so I jot down whatever ideas pop into my head and stash the file away for a while as I work on something else.  Occasionally, another idea will appear and I’ll add that to the file and put it away again until I am ready to work on it. 

My process for writing a book has changed some in the last few years. I am trying to be less of a pantser and more of a plotter, so I try to make a rough outline of where I’m going and fill in scene ideas as they appear in my head.  Sometimes that changes quite a bit as I write, but at least it gives me somewhere to start.

7.      What’s the thing you find most challenging about being a writer?
Time management is one of my biggest challenges.  When I was working full time, I would jam writing into every free second I had, but now that I have eight hours a day to write it’s taking a little bit of time to get used to the idea of having every single day free.  I don’t have the stamina to do it all day, so I am trying to break it up into chunks and slowly acclimate.  It’s something I know I can do better at, so I am constantly working to improve my organization and time management skills.

8.      Did something in particular inspire you to just GO FOR IT and go from “hobby” writing to “I want to publish”?
I’d been flailing around most of my life trying to figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up and the more I wrote the more I loved it.  So many people had been telling me I should publish and the more people told me that the more I wanted to, but my confidence wasn’t quite there yet. 
I had been working at a hospital doing patient registration. I didn’t love the job, but it was relatively easy work and I had good pay, good benefits, and great co-workers.  I had several managers over the years, but in the summer of 2013 the one I had was awful. Truly, truly awful.  She turned the job from something that was relatively enjoyable into something soul-sucking. I came home from work one day in tears and said to my (now ex) husband, “I can’t do this anymore, I want to be a writer.”  I submitted a “Pain Management” to Dreamspinner Press a few months later, and it was published in the “Dr. Feelgood” anthology that next spring. In the meantime, I also began exploring self-publishing.
It took a couple of years (and my divorce) to actually have the opportunity to focus on my writing full-time, but that horrid boss really did give me the kick in the pants to decide that I wanted to take my writing seriously.  I am grudgingly grateful to her for that. *laughs*

9.      When you put down the “pen” (so to say) and step back after typing The End, what is it you hope people take from your writing?
That my characters are complex, flawed people. They (as am I as a writer) are works in progress. The interesting thing is not that they end up together as much as how they get there. And that love is always worth the journey, no matter how difficult it is to get there.

10.  What’s up next for you?

More Evan and Jeremy! I am finishing up the second half of their story, which will be called “Trust” and I am aiming to have that out in late November/early December if possible.  Here’s a little teaser.

Sweat trickled down the back of Evan’s neck as he shoved the covers away.  He shifted, his bare leg brushing rough, stiff fabric, which made him frown in confusion.  Reaching out, he blinked sleepily, trying to put the pieces together.  His hand met sold, warm flesh and his lips curled up in a smile, remembering Jeremy’s hand stroking him through an orgasm.  Jeremy had stayed.  That’s why he felt so warm. 
Jeremy was sprawled on his back, and when Evan squinted, he could see Jeremy’s face turned away. Carefully scooting closer, he wiggled until he was wedged between Jeremy’s arm and torso.  He gently rested his head on Jeremy’s shoulder, letting out a sigh of contentment.  Jeremy wasn’t hugely built, but his chest and shoulders were wide, his arms solidly muscled.  He made Evan feel safe.

A faint memory of falling asleep on Jeremy’s chest after his orgasm tickled through his mind, and he winced when he realized Jeremy hadn’t come.  He hadn’t meant to be a jerk and fall asleep but it had been the best orgasm of his life. The first one with another man. He felt so comfortable in Jeremy’s arms, so content and cared for. For the first time, he felt like he belonged somewhere. Like he mattered.

Evan untucked his hand from where it rested between their bodies and tentatively settled it on Jeremy’s chest, who stirred a little, letting out a quiet sigh, but settled immediately back into sleep.  The steady rise and fall of his breathing was comforting. 

Evan squirmed closer, his cheek rubbing again Jeremy’s shoulder, his fingertips wandering a little.  He explored the firm planes of Jeremy’s pecs, the warm, smooth skin tempting him to touch. When he’d asked Jeremy to take him to the club that night, he’d never imagined they’d end up in bed together. His plan had been to get over Jeremy, meet someone else and move on, but this was so much better.  This was what he’d wanted all along. He’d never wanted to be with anyone else, he’d just never dreamed Jeremy would give him a chance. But Jeremy had seemed different tonight, more relaxed and open.  And the way he’d looked at Evan? Oh, it took Evan’s breath away.  It made his heart pound and little shiver skitter up and down his spine.  And to have gone from thinking that nothing would ever happen between them to this? He hardly knew what to think.

The fact that Jeremy had stayed tonight said everything.  Evan rubbed his cheek against Jeremy’s shoulder again, breathing in his scent, wanting to imprint every moment onto his memory.  For so many years he’d felt alone and unwanted. Falling asleep in Jeremy’s arms two nights in a row softened the bad memories, replacing them with something new and wonderful. They filled up the hollow ache that had been inside him for as long as he could remember.

Sleepily, Evan continued to stroke Jeremy’s skin, thrilled with the opportunity to touch him. Last night they’d both been fully clothed but feeling their bare skin pressed together was so much better. He’d wake Jeremy in a while, maybe with a handjob if he was feeling brave. Evan bit his lip at the thought. He wanted Jeremy to feel as good as he’d made Evan feel earlier.  He explored lower on Jeremy’s abdomen, feeling the firm muscles under his fingertips.  He traced the shallow line down the center of Jeremy’s abdomen, dipping into his navel, the soft hair that began below tickling his fingertip.  Holding his breath, he traced it to the edge of Jeremy’s jeans.  Jeremy stirred, shifting on the bed, and Evan followed the edge of the fabric until he hit a strange spot where the texture of Jeremy’s skin changed. Evan explored it for a second, curious, trying to figure out what it was, too dozy and sleep-muddled to put the pieces together.  His thumb smoothed over the spot, and it had just registered that it was probably scar tissue when Jeremy sat upright, shoving him away.

“Don’t fucking touch me,” he roared.

Evan fell back on the bed as Jeremy scrambled off the mattress, swearing loudly. Stunned, Evan groped for the lamp beside the bed and turned it on just as Jeremy’s face twisted with pain. He skin went grey as he hobbled toward the bathroom, slamming the door behind him. Bewildered, Evan sat there for a moment, his stomach churning with anxiety as he tried to understand what had happened.

All he wanted to do was touch Jeremy. Be close to him.

He froze as he finally put the pieces together. Jeremy was sensitive about his scars, hell, he’d told Evan that before. And Evan had touched them without asking. Dazed, Evan sat on the edge of the bed. Shit, he had fucked this up. Horribly.

He heard a retching sound from the bathroom and winced, anxiety twisting his own stomach in a sympathetic response. Jeremy had probably hurt himself in his hurry to get off the bed and get away from him. Shit. Double shit. How in the hell am I going to fix this? he wondered. 

I also plan to spend most of November writing the second book in the Midwest Series, which will follow Brent and Lowell, a totally mismatched pair who get set up by their friends to take a road trip together.  It’s definitely a hate/lust type of situation and getting them together is going to be FUN.  It won’t be super angsty, but it will be a lot of fun.

I also have a series I am collaborating with another author on.  It follows a couple of very wealthy men living in Manhattan who, over the course of about fifteen years, struggle with their sexuality and their feelings for each other and have to choose between their families/inheritances/social standing  and being together. I am really excited about it and we have been working on it for a couple of years.  It’s nearly done and we’re hoping to submit it to publishers in the near future. 

In January, my plan is to get started on a plot bunny that has been hanging out in my folders for a while now.  It’ll be a rather dark story and I am still working through the details of the plot.  The story begins with Chris, standing over the grave at his brother Cal’s funeral.  Across the casket, he sees Elliot, who he later learns is his (previously straight to his knowledge) brother’s boyfriend. Chris and Elliot develop this very complicated relationship as they mourn Cal’s death and there’s a lot of guilt they both have to work through in order to be together.

It’s going to be a busy and exciting couple of months!

Brigham Vaughn

After a lifetime of being told he’s worthless, shy, sheltered Evan Harris is forced out of the closet and kicked out of his home. Friends in Atlanta give him a place to stay while he gets on his feet, but despite his eagerness to explore the city, it isn’t exactly what he expected. 

Physically and emotionally scarred from a devastating car accident, Jeremy Lewis struggles to reconcile the brash, outgoing man he used to be with the social recluse he’s become. 
Loneliness draws them to each other, but a strong mutual attraction isn’t enough to overcome their pasts. In order to be together, Evan must discover his own worth and Jeremy must trust someone to see past his scars.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Borrowing Trouble: ARC Review Roundup

Teaser provided by Tracy McKay <3

"I have really come to enjoy this author’s tales of romance and his style of writing and this particular story was the perfect balance of sweetness, angst and piping hot sexy times."4.5 Stars from Lisa @ Sinfully Sexy Reviews. [Click Here] for full review. 

"I have found your next feel-good read! ... I truly enjoyed this book from beginning to end, it is a touching story about how finding true love may not always be easy but it is most definitely worth it."5 Stars from Jenn @ The Geekery Books Review. [Click Here] for full review. 

"What really struck me about this story, was not only was it Boehme’s inimitable romantic story with great MCs, it was alos a story that explores the complexities of being out, coming out, and falling love." 4.5 stars from Danielle @ The Watch & Word Society. [Click Here] for full review. 

"All in all this was another winner from Kade Boehme. He writes it- I read it. That’s how much I love his stories. If you’re looking for a beautiful love story then look no further." 4.8 Stars from Lili @ Gaybook.Reviews (Formerly JesseWave). [Click Here] for full review 

I'm blown away by all the kind words and the sales for Landon & Jay.  #1 Best Seller in Gay Romance & #1 Best Seller in LGBT Erotica, Borrowing Trouble is available now for $2.99 (USD) in eBook and available free to KU subscribers. Also available in paperback! If you haven't picked up your copy [Click Here].

Borrowing Trouble
by Kade Boehme
Now Available! 

After an amicable divorce, Jay Hill decided to move back to his rural hometown with his teenage kids. Being on good terms with his ex-wife and in laws has made the transition into single life pretty smooth. Things were good and uncomplicated. Then Landon Petty walked into his life.

Landon didn’t expect to still be stuck in his hometown working at his dad’s sawmill at this point in his life. Being an openly gay truck driver was as awkward in practice as in description. When Jay came to take over managerial duties at his dad’s business, Landon was surprised to find a friend. When Jay turns out not to be as straight as he thought, things get complicated.

When feelings for Landon shine a light on how much Jay’s life has been actually half lived, he’s forced to decide if he’ll jump in with both feet or if he’ll let Landon slip through his fingers.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Oh, Just That Old Bandwagon Thing

So. I'm guilty. Totally.

We all are at times I'm sure. And this is no indictment of anyone in particular, nor is it an indictment of the genre. I feel it's a sub genre problem more so than an M/M-only problem.

I get that we're a small genre. It comes with the territory that we all know each other pretty well or have like one degree of separation between all of us in M/M (and again, in most any sub genre). It's hard, then, when we feel a friend has been slighted or when we just don't like someone on principal that "bandwagoning" occurs. I really haven't seen it towards me in a long while, nor am I talking about anything in particular. I'm not vaguebooking at all, and I'm not "weighing in" on anything. Just real talking (And I don't mean Anonymous RealTalk like that rude person from GRL).

I've done this in the past. I won't pretend otherwise. You get SO mad at someone you know personally you don't put much thought to just lashing out in unproductive ways. I stopped buying books based on personal opinions of an author because I didn't like a position they held, the way they spoke to someone, or that they were on the outs with a friend—or me. Meanwhile, give it a year and I pick up a couple of their books on rec and I'm like "Wow, those were good." And imagine it, while I was reading, the LAST thing I was thinking of was the author personally. So being humbled by that a couple times, I just ... stopped. I'll give anyone a chance.

I will say, while I'm definitely not perfect, that I have not ever, though, set my readers and friends out on a witch hunt. Never have I sent an e-mail saying "Y'all, I hate so-and-so and I hate everything they write so go sick 'em." I've never even implied it, so if I was a heinous bitch and took a book personally and that's what one assumed was implied, I definitely am here to say that's never been my intention so don't justify your going after someone because I gave a book a bad review. If you know me and you know our opinions match up 9 times out of 10 about a BOOK, then obviously that's why friends read friends reviews so that's not what I'm saying, and by all means just don't read it. But, if that author slighted me, I'd never wish people to go out and slam them with a bunch of uncalled for 1 star reviews, and dammit I'd hope for the same thing in return, even if the author doesn't like me personally or is angry at my review.

Reviews are opinions. Like assholes and elbows, we all got em. And you know what? Sometimes people are touchy and we go off half-cocked and I'm not always proud at how I've handled myself. It's my greatest flaw, sometimes, this mouth of mine.

In a perfect world, there'd be a truce. If your friend gives props to an author you dislike, that doesn't mean your friend is a traitor. If your two favorite authors dislike one another, it has naught to do with you. Grown folks can be dumb, tell us to work it out or shut the fuck up. We're, in essence, co-workers and sometimes co-workers don't get along, as you all well know. We get jealous at times, we sometimes think someone is just too full of themselves. Don't think I've never said to my CLOSE friends "Ugh, this dick..." but I'm proud to say my friends don't then go after that person in return. Usually it's a "I hate that you guys don't get along" moment for them and then... IT'S DONE. And I'm guilty of sitting with other authors and saying the words "I don't like so-and-so", MEANWHILE I know those authors aren't going to change their opinions based on my sour grapes... And I shouldn't have said it anyways. Again, I'm human.

So, while I don't expect everyone to get along and hold hands, I don't expect the miracle of us all being besties—hell, that's just not even human nature—next time you think "Oh fuck this chick, my bestie said she was rude at RT" or "This guy said something my friend thought was sexist", remember even adults are capable of taking shit out of context. She may have been having a bad day and thought her waving "hello" sufficed, he may have caught your friend on a bad day. I know I'VE thought a female author was being horribly misandrist before and when we talked about what she said to someone that they said to me (and wasn't that the biggest flaw in it all "he said that she said that he said...), they both agreed it was misheard, and sounded pretty shitty out of context.

A) Life is too short, B) books are too good, and C) the genre is too small for us to let squabbles and such keep us from enjoying something. I mean, yeah, if someone is running around saying "I hate gays but I write for the money" and "women are too simple to write books" then no... Don't buy their shit. Fuck them. Hard. But for the rest, remember we're human—authors, bloggers, reviewers, readers— and we're sometimes gonna say something or other that pisses at least one person you know off, and if you stop reading every author who does so you'll have nothing to read.

I love this genre. I love my friends, my readers, my confidants, and I wish the best for you all. Hell, even when I see someone I don't care for is selling astronomically well I MAKE myself say aloud—and mean it— "Good for them." Because at the end of it, quality work is quality work and astronomical sales for one may bring readers and new friends for us all. And isn't the bigger picture more important than petty shit?

I'll wind down now. Lord knows I'm no better or worse than some at this and I'm definitely not preaching here. But, I've taken a moment over the last few months to really think on how I may have treated people in the past and how I've been treated. And again, this seriously is a random side note. I didn't see anything in particular that set it off, so much as a conversation I had with someone about how we'd been trying to be more adult in our relations with other authors, etc., lately. Amazing how much DRAMA one avoids that way, so if nothing else there's your best reason to tell yourself to sit the fuck down, sometimes.

<3 you guys. And those I've had beef with, or still do, I respect that you get up every day and work your ass off the same as I to put these stories out and do good things for our readers/friends. This is kinda my mea culpa. I don't expect any of us to change our minds over night. Just thought I'd put a little positivity and acknowledgment of my own hand in a lot of things out there and encouraging everyone to just... Give each other a chance. And, in response I was reminded, our actions do put some people off. I don't want to ever be the person whose harsh words about another stopped someone from going after their dreams because they didn't think they'd be accepted. ‪#‎spreadpositivity‬


Borrowing Trouble Snippet & Reader Appreciation Giveaway


So, I am BLOWN AWAY by the sales and fabulous reviews for Borrowing Trouble. I was super nervous about how Landon & Jay's laid back small-town story would go over and goddamn has it exceeded any expectation I ever could have had. Y'all... You leave me speechless.

So. I'll let a giveaway speak for me.

First, for those who haven't read it yet, I've got one last snippet for you guys. It's 100% NSFW, but it's one of my favorite Jay moments in the book. Then stick around for the giveaway and enter for your chance to win paperbacks, swag, and gift cards!

Okay, so the snippet is Jay and Landon's second time being together. While Jay's feeling all these new things, he also has decided to take it, to enjoy being with Landon.

Image courtesy of Meredith King

            Landon hummed his pleasure as he sucked and kissed on Jay’s chest and collar bones, wrapping those big, strong hands around the small of Jay’s back, then dipping into Jay’s jeans.
And that was the biggest difference, the thing that made Landon so addictive. Jay felt worshipped. He felt Landon’s touch, the way it felt like he was actually being touched for the first time, all the way from his balls to this scary place deep in his chest.
“Oh, Landon,” he said on a breath as Landon kissed his chin, then his cheek. Landon moved his hands to Jay’s fly and undid it before pushing his pants and his underwear down. They both chuckled nervously as Jay tripped up a little.
            “Sit on the bed,” Landon directed. Jay did as he was told and Landon kneeled before him, pulling off his boots and pants, one leg at a time. Jay’s cock rose proudly, hard and red-tipped. Landon ran his stubbled cheek all along Jay’s inner thighs, over his balls. Jay shuddered, his balls drew up.
            “Damn,” Jay hissed. “That’s so strange, but it’s hot as hell.” The pleased look in Landon’s eyes was precious to Jay. He was glad, he wanted to please Landon.
            Landon opened his mouth and took Jay in hand, patting the head of Jay’s cock on his tongue. It was equally the most obscene and hottest thing he’d ever seen.
            “Want me to suck it?” Landon asked, stroking Jay’s cock, then kissing Jay’s leg.
            “Please,” Jay begged, voice cracking. Landon smirked. Then he sucked the head in, running his tongue around the crown, still stroking with the other hand. Jay leaned back, placing his hands on the mattress behind him. “God, that’s so good.”
            Landon gave an mmmmm and started sucking harder, his pretty lips stretched obscenely on Jay’s thick cock, his blond head bobbing up and down. Jay’s breath quickened, his skin feeling too tight over his whole body.
            He felt the same steady jerking of Landon’s body as last time and realized Landon was pleasuring himself.
            Jay reached out to stop Landon’s sucking, though he was loathe to do so. “Stop, stop.”
            Landon pulled back, surprised. “What’s wrong?”
            “Nothing. I was… I was close to finishing. But I don’t want it like last time. I want to touch you too.” Landon looked even more surprised, which made Jay feel like a jerk.
He pulled Landon up on top of him and kissed him until Landon had to pull back to breathe.
            “Landon, don’t take crumbs, okay. You deserve more.” 

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Borrowing Trouble
by Kade Boehme
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After an amicable divorce, Jay Hill decided to move back to his rural hometown with his teenage kids. Being on good terms with his ex-wife and in laws has made the transition into single life pretty smooth. Things were good and uncomplicated. Then Landon Petty walked into his life.

Landon didn’t expect to still be stuck in his hometown working at his dad’s sawmill at this point in his life. Being an openly gay truck driver was as awkward in practice as in description. When Jay came to take over managerial duties at his dad’s business, Landon was surprised to find a friend. When Jay turns out not to be as straight as he thought, things get complicated.

When feelings for Landon shine a light on how much Jay’s life has been actually half lived, he’s forced to decide if he’ll jump in with both feet or if he’ll let Landon slip through his fingers.

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Borrowing Trouble: Release Day Note & Links

So, it's been a long road. Two years ago, after my writer pride took a deep wound by a drive-by-reviewing (Yes. I know, I know... I’ve learned much since then, haha.) in which some said “I just don’t think Kade is capable of writing older characters authentically”, I set out to prove them wrong. I plotted this book, wrote a couple chapters, got a cover, filled myself with righteous indignation.

Ah, hubris.

Wanna talk about humbling? I reread the few chapters I wrote and thought “Motherfucker… I CAN’T write them right.” So I put away the outline, never to write a character over 25 without a co-writer again. It was all very dramatic haha.

But, a while back the muse was drunk as hell and wouldn’t settle on the project I WANTED to write. She wanted something more slice-of-life, something with more solemn, quiet characters. Well, we picked through my Drive because I was just out done with her. But I stumbled on Borrowing Trouble. And I was amazed at how easy it was to write this time.

Granted, I’m not saying I grew up or I’m suddenly a massively improved writer. Hell, they may sound like angsting teens again, for all I know. But I’m very proud of how far Jay and Landon came with some time spent away from them. Maybe it was life, maybe it was getting the early-20s angst out of my system (though, are we ever really done with that?). Also, though, came this understanding I didn’t have back then for men like the ones I grew up with who, even though they were gay, refused to give up their home and their roots. I was born with wanderlust and couldn’t imagine staying where I was. But then I found home for the first time… And I thought WOW. So maybe it was some of that too.

Either way. Jay and Landon are quiet souls; steady southern men just looking for a little peace and growing in ways one of them never expected. And I’m terribly proud of them for letting me do this with them because I feel like I know them, like they’re waiting for me with a beer and conversation when I go back to visit where I came from. I hope you all enjoy.

So, for those who didn’t make it to GRL this week, SURPRISE. Some reading for your weekend. For those at GRL, some reading for the plane ride home. Borrowing Trouble is now available! Only $2.99 or free on Kindle Unlimited. [Click Here to Buy]

AND DON'T FORGET! There's still two days to submit your random video of yourself to win a trip to hang out with me and tons of other authors at Rainbow Book Fair here in NYC in April 2016. For more info [Click Here] and/or [Here].

Happy Reading & SOOO Much Love,

Borrowing Trouble
by Kade Boehme
Now Available!

After an amicable divorce, Jay Hill decided to move back to his rural hometown with his teenage kids. Being on good terms with his ex-wife and in laws has made the transition into single life pretty smooth. Things were good and uncomplicated. Then Landon Petty walked into his life.

Landon didn’t expect to still be stuck in his hometown working at his dad’s sawmill at this point in his life. Being an openly gay truck driver was as awkward in practice as in description. When Jay came to take over managerial duties at his dad’s business, Landon was surprised to find a friend. When Jay turns out not to be as straight as he thought, things get complicated.

When feelings for Landon shine a light on how much Jay’s life has been actually half lived, he’s forced to decide if he’ll jump in with both feet or if he’ll let Landon slip through his fingers.
GoodReads  |  Amazon 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Borrowing Trouble: Word Wednesday & Final Day of Rafflecopter!

Hey guys!

So this is it. The LAST day of the Refflecopter that has prizes like ARCs and paperback copies of Borrowing Trouble, as well as backlist eBooks. So when you're done reading today's Word Wednesday snippet, make sure you enter for your chance. AND there's still 5 days left to enter my Crazy Rainbow Book Fair NYC Trip Giveaway Extravaganza. (Yeah, that gets called something different every time I pimp it haha)

So. Only this Word Wednesday and a Snippet Saturday to go til RELEASE DAY! I'm SOOO excited.

I may even have a surprise on Snippet Saturday to entertain everyone who couldn't make it to GRL this year. So I'm just gonna jump right into the snippet.

In this snippet, it's a few days after Landon & Jay have hooked up for the first time. Jay's having a little trouble wrapping his mind around things, as a 36 year old man who's never really explored his true feelings for other men before. Landon has a little suggestion....

Landon almost passed out from nerves and need and hope when Jay was suddenly there in his face, hands on both sides of Landon’s neck. “I can’t get you out of my head. And I can’t stop wanting you. And I don’t want to hurt you. And all I could think about was talking to you.” Jay studied Landon’s face, eyes darting around desperately. “Sending you home the other day was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. And I mean ever.”
Landon’s tongue stuck to the roof of his mouth and his eyes welled up. God, he couldn’t do this. Jay couldn’t make promises, but Landon couldn’t help wanting them.  He’d never ached for someone like this, body and soul. He’d never wanted to help someone so much. He feared he might break from it.
“Jay,” Landon whispered. Jay pressed his mouth to Landon’s, and Landon’s whole body sang as he was pushed back into a shelf. The wood dug into his back, but Landon didn’t care as he gripped Jay’s forearms and sucked on his tongue.
They kissed like that for a few moments, Landon feeling lost to the man, until Jay pulled back, wide-eyed. The wonder there gutted Landon. Could Jay really have repressed himself that long and that hard?
“Jay, I have to go soon.” He hated to leave, but he was already behind schedule and he needed to clear his head, which would never happen trapped in that small room with Jay.
Jay reluctantly dropped his hands. “Yeah.” His voice was rough until he cleared his throat. “I’m sorry. I’m losing it.”
“No. Don’t apologize.”
“I don’t want to use you. You just put me at ease. It’s like having Sammy or…” He flushed again. They didn’t have time to get into any more random word vomit now.
“I think your head and your heart need a break,” Landon said. He reached out and gave in to the need to rub the place where Jay’s brows knitted together. “I’m going to give you an option. It’s up to you whether or not to take it.”
Another dubious look from Jay made Landon chuckle. “Okay.”
“So, I’m willing to be your sounding board. I’m not going to judge you.” He sighed. “I’ll be honest, I think about you a lot too. But I want what you think is best for you. I know you have a lot at stake. Just know, my door is open. I’ll be home tonight. Your kids are away. If you want to come to my house and just hang out or talk. I’ll even kiss you again if you twist my arm. But you have to make that choice.” He took the chance, in case it was his last, to run a hand down the side of Jay’s face, rubbing his thumb over those thinned lips. “If you don’t, I won’t be angry. I won’t cry in my beer. I’ll understand.” I hope. “We can be civil and pretend nothing happened. Or you can nut up and figure your shit out.”
Jay’s eyes widened in surprise.
And Landon left it at that. No goodbye kiss. He pulled his hand away and straightened his shirt and ball cap, then left with as much dignity as he could.
He knew he’d done the right thing, but he wanted to beg Jay to come over. Which was dumb because not twenty-four hours ago he was determined he should be done with it all. But if there was a chance, even at just helping Jay figure his shit out, he’d take it.
Or maybe he’d just been lonely too long and felt that connection with Jay. Fuck.

He’d see tonight.

Alright. That's it for Word Wednesday. Less than a week until release! *dies* Hope you guys liked that little snippet. Check out the previous Snippet Saturday by [Clicking Here]. Also, there's a whole excerpt over at Diverse Reader Blog, as well as info on that big NYC trip giveaway I'm doing, so [Click Here] for that. For more info on the trip itself, I kinda broke down tons of what I'm doing on my blog [Click Here].

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Borrowing Trouble
by Kade Boehme
Coming October 20