Monday, July 25, 2011

New release...The Truth About Al

Yay!!!  The Truth About Al is out!!  Check it out at Amber Allure.  Here's the full scoop!


The Truth About Al
by M.L. Rhodes

--Book 2 in the Campus Hearts series
--Companion story to Wanting
(#1 Bestseller at Amber Allure, and over 18 months on Amazon Kindle's gay/lesbian top 100 list.)
--Genre:  Contemporary gay (M/M) romance
--Release date:
July 24, 2011 
--Length: Extended Novella (35K words)
--Price: On sale this week only for $3.90 (35% off new release discount) at Amber Allure

To most, Al Baxter’s life seems charmed—he’s got looks, smarts, friends, and is headed to law school in the fall. But under the surface, things are far from perfect. Al’s mother is pursuing a career in national politics, and when her staff uncovers a potentially devastating secret Al’s been keeping from his family for the past four years, a painful rift forms in the once close-knit Baxter clan. Wanting to do the right thing to support his mother’s career, but conflicted over his growing desire to live his life in the open on his own terms, the last thing Al’s expecting, or needs, is to fall for stubborn and oh-so-serious Elliot Cullimore. Especially since Elliot has a protective fortress the size of Texas built around his heart.

Raised by a struggling single mother, Elliot Cullimore learned early that nothing in life was easy. That truth hit home when, at the age of twelve, a life-threatening illness left him partially deaf, making his teenage years difficult as he learned to cope with his new reality. Now, he works long hours to put himself through college. And he holds no illusions about ever finding love. He knows from painful experience that being a nerdy, hard of hearing guy doesn’t exactly make him a hot commodity. When he meets Al Baxter, however, he’s blindsided by his feelings for the man. The trouble is, Al is exactly the type of guy Elliot swore he’d never be with—rich, entitled, and always had everything he ever wanted fall at his feet. And worse, Al’s hiding who he really is and pretending to be something he’s not. How can Elliot trust his heart to a man who can’t live his own life with honesty?

But for the first time, Al finally knows what he wants, and he’s willing to fight for Elliot. Even if it means risking everything…

You can read an excerpt at the Amber Allure link above, or on my main website.  :)

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Blurb for Al...as promised! :)

To most, Al Baxter’s life seems charmed—he’s got looks, smarts, friends, and is headed to law school in the fall. But under the surface, things are far from perfect. Al’s mother is pursuing a career in national politics, and when her staff uncovers a potentially devastating secret Al’s been keeping from his family for the past four years, a painful rift forms in the once close-knit Baxter clan. Wanting to do the right thing to support his mother’s career, but conflicted over his growing desire to live his life in the open on his own terms, the last thing Al’s expecting, or needs, is to fall for stubborn and oh-so-serious Elliot Cullimore. Especially since Elliot has a protective fortress the size of Texas built around his heart.

Raised by a struggling single mother, Elliot Cullimore learned early that nothing in life was easy. That truth hit home when, at the age of twelve, a life-threatening illness left him partially deaf, making his teenage years difficult as he learned to cope with his new reality. Now, he works long hours to put himself through college. And he holds no illusions about ever finding love. He knows from painful experience that being a nerdy, hard of hearing guy doesn’t exactly make him a hot commodity. When he meets Al Baxter, however, he’s blindsided by his feelings for the man. The trouble is, Al is exactly the type of guy Elliot swore he’d never be with—rich, entitled, and has always had everything he ever wanted fall at his feet. And worse, Al’s hiding who he really is and pretending to be something he’s not. How can Elliot trust his heart to a man who can’t live his own life with honesty?

But for the first time, Al finally knows what he wants, and he’s willing to fight for Elliot. Even if it means risking everything…


Coming later this month from Amber Allure!

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Coming soon...The Truth About Al

Just wanted to drop a quick note that my novella, THE TRUTH ABOUT AL, will be released very soon!  It's a companion story to WANTING, which came out in December 2009. WANTING has actually been my best selling M/M story to date.  I've received a ton of emails from readers about it and had a lot of people ask me to write about Ben and Jeremy's housemate Al, the smart, funny, good-hearted guy from Texas who's always there for his friends and has their backs.

In WANTING Al presents as straight, but many readers picked up on the vibe that maybe he really isn't...  ;)  Hehehe.  Clever readers!  So now, this is Al's story.  I hope you'll enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. 

Check back soon because in the next few days I'll be posting a blurb and excerpt for you!

ML  :)

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