Daily Archives: February 18, 2015
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We are so excited about the release of the Home Collection ebook box set. All of the romantic and timeless stories that we all love together in one place. What a perfect excuse to read them all over again. With new covers and re-edited to perfection they are renewed classics that brought many of us into the m/m romance genre. Now Cardeno C is giving us a chance to win a free copy of the seven ebook box set. And allowing us to send in all of the fan art and stories that these books inspired in our imagination.
Contests (February 28th Deadlines)
Win the Home collection ebook box set!
Do you want to win an ebook box set of the Home collection? Answer a question about a book in the collection and you’ll be entered in a random.org drawing to win.
In He Completes Me, Zach is a self-proclaimed what?
Visit Cardeno C.’s website to find the answer and then submit it via this form. All answers must be received by Feb 28th, 2015. You can view the list of blogs with questions for more chances to win here.
Do you enjoy writing stories or creating art based on your favorite books? Here’s your chance for your hard work to pay off! Submit an original fan fiction story or fan art project based on the Home collection via email (michelle at wlkbookpromotions dot com) by February 28th Cardeno C.’s website to learn more about the books. All entries will be entered into a drawing to win the Home collection ebook box set!
Home Collection FAQ
Q: Are the books full length novels?
A: Yes! Each story is novel length ranging from 53,026 to 94,711 words. The boxed set is all seven novels for a total word count of almost 500,000!
Q: Do I need to read the books in order?
A: No, each book is a stand-alone romance featuring one couple, complete with their HEA. The setting of the fictional Emile City is the commonality between the seven books.
Q: What if I’ve read some but not others?
A: Readers can start reading the Home books in any order. If you’ve read some of the erotic romances but not others, just pick up the next one that interests you.
Q: I’ve already read the books. Do the 2nd editions have anything new?
A: The novels are re-edited, have new covers, and include the “bonus chapters” that were previously in the Marriage anthology. Otherwise, they are substantively the same.
Q: Can I buy all of the Home books at a discount?
A: Yes, a boxed set of all seven novels is available for $24.95, the price of five, so you get two novels for free.
Q: Are the Home books available in a subscription service?
A: Each of the books is on Scribd and Oyster so you can read them “free” with your regular monthly subscription. If you don’t have a subscription you can sign up and receive a month’s subscription free and read the Home collection that way!
Not even his mother’s funeral can convince self-proclaimed party boy Zach Johnson to tone down his snark or think about settling down. He is who he is, and he refuses to change for anyone. When straight-laced, compassionate Aaron Paulson claims he’s falling for him, Zach is certain Aaron sees him as another project, one more lost soul for the idealistic Aaron to save. But Zach doesn’t need to be fixed and he refuses to be with someone who sees him as broken.
Patience is one of Aaron’s many virtues. He has waited years for a man who can share his heart and complete his life and he insists Zach is the one. Pride, fear, and old hurts wither in the wake of Aaron’s adoring loyalty, and as Zach reevaluates his perceptions of love and family, he finds himself tempted to believe in the impossible: a happily-ever-after.
Word Count: 94,711
Imposing, temperamental Noah Forman wakes up in a hospital and can’t remember how he got there. He holds it together, taking comfort in the fact that the man he has loved since childhood is on the way. But when his one and only finally arrives, Noah is horrified to discover that he doesn’t remember anything from the past three years.
Loyal, serious Clark Lehman built a life around the man who insisted from their first meeting that they were meant to be together. Now, years later, two men whose love has never faltered must relive their most treasured and most painful moments in order to recover lost memories and secure their future.
Word Count: 53,026
Just What the Truth Is
People-pleaser Ben Forman has been in the closet so long he has almost convinced himself he is straight, but his denial train gets derailed when hotshot lawyer Micah Trains walks into his life. Micah is brilliant, funny, driven…and he assumes Ben is gay and starts dating him. Finding himself truly happy for the first time, Ben doesn’t have the willpower to resist Micah’s affection.
When his relationship with Micah heats up, Ben realizes has a problem: his parents won’t tolerate a gay son and self-confident Micah isn’t the type to hide. If Ben wants to maintain his hold on his happiness, he’ll have to decide what’s important and own up to the truth of who he is. The trouble is figuring out just what that truth is.
Word Count: 68,858
Love at First Sight
The moment naïve, optimistic Jonathan Doyle glimpses a gorgeous blue-eyed stranger from afar, he believes in love at first sight. Unfortunately, he loses sight of the man before they meet and then spends years desperately trying to find him. Just as he is about to give up, Jonathan gets a break and finally encounters David Miller face to face.
Successful, confident David turns Jonathan’s previously lonely life into a fairy tale, giving him more than he ever imagined. But the years spent searching were hard on Jonathan, and he’s terrified his young son and scandalous past will destroy his blossoming relationship. For David and Jonathan to build a future together, they’ll both have to dig deep: David for the courage to share himself in a way he’s never considered and Jonathan for the strength to tell the truth.
Word Count: 69,357
The One Who Saves Me
At fourteen, Andrew Thompson and Caleb Lakes become best friends. As the years pass, they stand by each other through family trauma, school, and the start of their careers. They share their first sexual experiences, learning and experimenting, and they talk each other through countless dates and breakups.
Decades of trust and loyalty build a deep and abiding friendship, one that surpasses any relationship in their lives. But when the parameters of their unique friendship change, neither man knows how to break out of their established roles to build something new. After all, boyfriends come and go, but best friends are forever.
Word Count: 63,145
Where He Ends and I Begin
Aggressive, physical, and brave, Jake Owens is a small town football hero turned big city cop who passes his time with meaningless encounters believing he can’t have who he really wants: Nate Richardson, his best friend since before forever. Thoughtful, quiet, and kind, Nate is a brilliant doctor who has always known who he is and has never been able to shake his crush on loyal, courageous, straight Jake.
After a passionate night together, Nate realizes Jake isn’t as straight as he assumed, but he worries that what they shared was a fluke, a result of too much closeness for too long. For Jake, the question isn’t how they ended up in bed together because he has always known that Nate holds his heart, it’s how he’ll convince Nate that he wants and needs to stay there.
Word Count: 82,569
Walk With Me
When Eli Block steps into his parents’ living room and sees his childhood crush sitting on the couch, he starts a shameless campaign to seduce the young rabbi. Unfortunately, Seth Cohen barely remembers Eli and he resolutely shuts down all his advances. As a tenuous and then binding friendship forms between the two men, Eli must find a way to move past his unrequited love while still keeping his best friend in his life. Not an easy feat when the same person occupies both roles.
Professional, proper Seth is shocked by Eli’s brashness, overt sexuality, and easy defiance of societal norms. But he’s also drawn to the happy, funny, light-filled man. As their friendship deepens over the years, Seth watches Eli mature into a man he admires and respects. When Seth finds himself longing for what Eli had so easily offered, he has to decide whether he’s willing to veer from his safe life-plan to build a future with Eli.
Word count: 68,252
About Cardeno C
Cardeno C. – CC to friends – is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few “awwws” into a reader’s day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno’s stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever-after sunset.
Heartwarming Stories. Strong Relationships. Forever Love.
Cardeno C loves to hear from readers and would love to talk with you. You can email them anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org