The 30 Days of Little Boy Lost Book Tour

July 2, 2012

You’ve waited a very long time, and now it’s finally here. The last Little Boy Lost book in the epic six book series will be released on July 2, 2012. To celebrate, I’m going on a 30 day blog tour talking about Brian and Jamie, Micah and Alex, meeting porn stars, and writing. I’ll be doing interviews, and conducting interviews with some of your favorite characters. It’s going to be a whirlwind adventure. Like any good adventure, you’ll have the chance to win some amazing prizes at the end:

Grand Prize: Little Boy Lost swag bag includes: cover art field bag, T-Shirt, Water Bottle, journal, and a set of all 6 paperback Little Boy Lost books signed by the author.

First Prize: A set of all 6 Little Boy Lost paperbacks signed by the author.

Second Prize: A set of all 6 Little Boy Lost eBooks

Third Prize: Papi and Mastering the Ride in eBook Format

Contest open to US shipment only. Must be 18 or older to enter. Increase your chances of winning by commenting on each stop on the tour and by tweeting about the tour. Make sure to include @JPBarnaby and #LittleBoyLost  in your tweets to secure your entry.

BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE
Date Tour Stop Daily Subject
06/25/2012 Leontine’s Book Realm Developing the Little Boy Lost Characters
06/26/2012 Tam Reads Meeting Porn Stars – The Grabbys: Day One
06/27/2012 Babes in Boyland Writing About the Gay Porn Industry
06/28/2012 Cup of Porn Writing for Anteros Media
06/29/2012 Fallen Angel Reviews An Interview with J. P. Barnaby
06/30/2012 Christopher Koehler Building a Series Lexicon
07/01/2012 Books & Porn Up on Stage – The Grabbys: Day Two
07/02/2012 Dreamspinner Press A RELEASE DAY Video Interview with J. P. Barnaby
07/03/2012 Rowan Speedwell A Video Interview with Micah
07/04/2012 Pants Off Reviews Hanging out with Porn Stars – The Grabbys: Day Three
07/05/2012 The Gay Daily The Story of one LOGP at the Grabbys
07/06/2012 Overstuffed Bookshelf Black Party Expo: Meeting CockyBoys
07/07/2012 Mantastic Fic Influences
07/08/2012 Shae Connor My Writing Process
07/09/2012 Bobby Drake Real Life Lost Boys
07/10/2012 Chicks N Dicks Domestic Abuse in Gay Relationships
07/11/2012 Devon Hunter An Interview with Jamie Mayfield
07/12/2012 Amara’s Place An Interview with J. P. Barnaby
07/13/2012 Joyfully Jay An Interview with Micah and Alex
07/14/2012 Fiction Vixen A Very Special Giveaway
07/15/2012 Nerd Jizz Excerpt from Little Boy Lost Sacrificed
07/16/2012 Eden Winters Coordinating A Book Tour
07/17/2012 Well Read Coordinating a Pre-reading Team
07/18/2012 Bear on Books Tips for New Authors in the M/M Genre
07/19/2012 Top 2 Bottom Reviews Writing a Continuous Series
07/20/2012 TwiSlash Unveiled Transitioning from Fanfiction to Traditional Publication
07/21/2012 Lori Toland Writing the BDSM Lifestyle
07/22/2012 Dawn’s Reading Nook Creating Porn Star Covers
07/23/2012 Guys Like Romance Too Creating Characters Readers Can Connect With
07/24/2012 SJD Peterson A Summer Fling with Master Ethan

An Excerpt from Little Boy Lost: Sacrificed

July 2, 2012

About Little Boy Lost: Sacrificed

Reunited with his father but missing the one man he loves more than any other, Jamie Mayfield attempts to put his life back together amid rehab, seizures, and the gutting loneliness of Brian’s rejection. As he tries to cope, Jamie finds that relying on his friends isn’t nearly as difficult as he’d imagined, and soon he can once again stand on his own two feet.
While recovering from his addiction, Jamie starts a new phase of his life at college, working to become the man Brian needs him to be. Only one question remains: Can Jamie earn Brian’s forgiveness and win back his trust, or will their love be sacrificed at the altar of Jamie’s demons?
Brian and Jamie’s epic journey comes to a close in this thrilling conclusion to the Little Boy Lost series.

An Excerpt

(c) 2012 J. P. Barnaby

I finished the paragraph I’d been writing in the journal and then flipped over to my e-mail to see that I had just one, from Alex.

PIZZA and a movie sounds awesome. We haven’t done that in forever! Mike will be in SF this weekend, so can we make it a sleepover? I’ll bring my superhero jammies. We can get those weird chips that you like, lots of caffeine, and just talk.

Miss u like crazy!!

My laughter broke the eerie silence in the room. Apparently, lime-flavored tortilla chips constituted something weird. I logged in to the online grocery service that I’d started using to help my dad out. Grocery shopping was one of the few things that I could do to help out around the house. Two grown men who were hardly ever home didn’t make much of a mess, so there wasn’t a lot to clean. Because my seizures were still uncontrolled, my dad didn’t really want me to cook, so I’d just been assisting him in the kitchen. Adding chips, candy, and soda to the order, I scheduled the delivery and felt a little bit more in control of my life. At least I didn’t need to ask my dad to take me to store just so I could feed my friend.

After that, I fired off e-mails to my dad and Alex confirming plans for the weekend. I knew my dad wouldn’t have a problem. He’d been on me for the last two weeks to get together with my friends. What he didn’t really understand is that the one person I wanted to see didn’t want to see me. Brian hadn’t made any contact with me in the three weeks I’d been staying with my dad. Whenever I asked Alex about him, he just stalled and said that Brian was working some things out.

I lay back on my bed and stared at the ceiling, imagining Brian’s face.

The sound of a motor kicking to life startled me awake. My eyes opened against the late morning sunlight streaming in through the east-facing windows, and I blinked rapidly. The roar of the mower sounded close, so I went to my bedroom window to see where it came from. Three guys, naked from the waist up, worked in our backyard—mowing, trimming, and whatever else landscapers did. The guy mowing the lawn, clearly Hispanic, had a lean, muscular chest and a bandana holding back long black curls. My cock stirred just a bit, hopeful at the sight of such a beautiful guy in such close proximity. A second guy crossed my line of vision as he trimmed the hedges around the garage. Ebony skin glistened in the sun’s rays as they played across the perfectly defined shoulders and abs. A T-shirt, navy blue or maybe black, hung from the back of his jeans and looked dangerously close to falling when he squatted down to pick up a few small branches.

The third guy really got my attention as he knelt in the uninspired flowerbed along the back of the yard. I took a few steps closer to the window so that I could get a better look, my cock more interested by the second. By the time I could feel a chill from the glass, I was semihard. Short brown hair stuck up at odd angles, like he’d been running his hands through it, wiping sweat from his face as he worked. I couldn’t see his face, but if the body was any indication, the guy would be gorgeous. A sliver of guilt slid into my stomach because my dick got hard for some random guy in the backyard, but it wasn’t like I’d go out there and stand among the begonias and drop my jeans so he could suck me where he knelt. Though my cock strained at the crotch of my jeans, obviously very interested in that idea.

More from animal instinct than actual thought, my right hand strayed to my groin and rubbed lightly as I watched him transfer the last of the wilted plants into a lawn bag resting carelessly against his right knee. I rubbed my cock harder as the guy stood and stretched. My mouth actually watered at the sight of his long, lean muscles flexing and glistening in the soft light. Conflicting emotions swamped me as I thought about going outside to talk to him. My heart had ached for weeks without Brian, but a flurry of excitement caused my pulse to race. It was the only stirring I had felt since he walked out of my life.

When I considered opening my jeans to pull out my cock and stroke it in earnest, a horrible thought struck me. If my cock was in my hand when I started to seize, would my muscles tense around it, squeezing with brutal force? Almost as bad, I imagined the look on my dad’s face if he walked in and I was midseizure with my pants around my knees, cock in hand. I couldn’t even think about his horror if I were using some kind of toy. My hand moved away from my softening dick just as the gorgeous guy turned and I caught a glimpse of his face. I couldn’t stop the word that flew out of my mouth and reverberated against the window.

Fuck.

Mike glanced up from where he stood in the dying flowers and smiled when our eyes met. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. I couldn’t believe I’d been drooling over the guy who’d made me feel like shit for the last few months, but I was honestly glad to see him. Mike felt like a link to Brian, and I needed one so badly right then. Even though we were in the same city, he seemed so goddamned far away that he might as well have been on the moon.

Little Boy Lost Series on sale with Dreamspinner Press

July 2, 2012

To celebrate the release of the final book in the Little Boy Lost series, Dreamspinner will be offering Enlightened as a FREE download, and books 2-5 at 20% off their regular price.

You need to hurry – the sale starts today, but ends July 9th.

A Video Interview with JP Barnaby

July 2, 2012

As part of the 30 Day Little Boy Lost Blog Tour, I have been interviewed by Anteros Media – a new and amazing name in gay adult entertainment. The site is unique in its philosophies regarding adult entertainment and its role in sexuality. As an author for Anteros, I write micro fiction gay erotic stories for the site that are then recorded as audio. It’s a great opportunity to work with an LGBT affirming site with my commissions for the project being donated to The Trevor Project.

JP Barnaby Interview on Anteros Media: http://bcove.me/sdcqrvcv

Sidecar by Amy Lane

June 29, 2012

Casey and Joe must renegotiate their relationship in a world that is changing too fast for them to understand. Sidecar by Amy Lane, available from Dreamspinner Press.

The year is 1987.  The boys wear pink Izod shirts, the girls wear big hair, everyone has a stash box, and AIDS is just an ugly rumor rumbling like a thunderstorm from the cities.  A teenage runaway wanders the side of the road, a heartbeat away from despair, and is rescued by a long-haired angel on a Harley.

But that’s just the beginning of their story.

Josiah Daniels wanted peace and quiet and a simple life, and he had it until he rescued Casey from hunger, cold, and exhaustion. Then Joe’s life is anything but simple as he and his new charge navigate a world that is changing more rapidly than the people in it. Joe wants to raise Casey to a happy and productive adulthood, and he does. But even as an adult, Casey can’t conceive of a happy life without Joe. The trouble is getting Joe to accept that the boy he nurtured is suddenly the man who wants him.

Their relationship can either die or change with the world around them.  As they make a home, negotiate the new rules of growing up, and swerve around the pitfalls of modern life, Casey learns that adulthood is more than sex, Joe learns that there is no compromise in happy ever after, and they’re both forced to realize that the one thing a man shouldn’t be is alone.

Length: Novel
Genre: Contemporary

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The Isle of… Where? by Sue Brown

June 29, 2012

Will letting go of an old friend give Liam a chance at a new love? The Isle of… Where? by Sue Brown, available from Dreamspinner Press.

When Liam Marshall’s best friend, Alex, loses his fight with colon cancer, he leaves Liam one final request: buy a ticket to Ryde, on the Isle of Wight, and scatter Alex’s ashes off the pier. Liam is tired, worn out, and in desperate need of a vacation, but instead of sun, sea, sand, and hot cabana boys, he gets a rickety old train, revolting kids, and no Ewan MacGregor.

Liam would have done anything for his friend, but fulfilling Alex’s final wish means letting go off the only family Liam had left. Lost, he freezes on the pier… until Sam Owens comes to his rescue.

Sam’s family has vacationed on the Isle of Wight every year for as long as he can remember, but he’s never met anyone like Liam. Determined to make Liam’s vacation one to remember, Sam looks after him—in and out of the bedroom. He even introduces Liam to his entire family. But as Sam helps Liam let go, he’s forced to admit that he wants Liam to hang on—not to his old life, but to Sam and what they have together.

Length: Novel
Genre: Contemporary

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Inside the Beltway by Ellen Holiday

June 26, 2012

Will secrets from Davis’s past ruin his chance at the presidency and at love? Inside the Beltway by Ellen Holiday, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Senator Davis Hudson has a silver tongue that has so far kept the stress off those lesser political organs, the heart and the brain. But he’s just made a political speech that will transform him from a Senate back-bencher to a public figure and presidential contender—whether he’s ready or not—and suddenly he wants his words and actions to mean something. It’s a crucial time in his political career, and Davis needs all the publicity he can get. He just doesn’t expect the highlight of his first CNN interview to be the conversation he has with makeup artist Kurt Lamb.

Kurt is smart, politically savvy, and uninterested in being part of a congressional sex scandal, which is why he tolerates being Davis’s dirty little secret. Despite the poor timing, Davis falls for him hard.

But Kurt isn’t the only skeleton in Davis’s closet. Davis’s ex-wife isn’t happy that he’s pursuing the presidency now, after all her years of hard work, and he has at least one more enemy on the Hill. Between them, they have all the tools they need to ruin a presidential candidate—and maybe his shot at happiness too.

Length: Novel
Genre: Contemporary

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The Prince and the Program by Aldous Mercer

June 25, 2012

Mordred falls in love with Alan, but the man of his dreams is something less—or more—than he anticipates. The Prince and the Program by Aldous Mercer, available from Dreamspinner Press.

The Mordred Saga: Book One

Mordred Pendragon, the Bastard Prince, has done a Bad Thing—again. Exiled to Canada for seven years, he has to find a job to pay his bills. For reasons he refuses to reveal, Mordred decides “Software Engineer” has a nice ring to it. And though experience with “killing the Once and Future King, my father” and “that time in feudal Japan” makes for a poor résumé, he is hired by a small tech startup in Toronto.

In the midst of dealing with a crippling caffeine addiction and learning C++, Mordred thinks he has finally found someone to anchor him to the world of the living: Alan, the company’s offsite lead developer. Except that Alan might not be a “living” entity at all—he may, in fact, be the world’s first strong AI. Or a demon that mistook a Windows install for the highway to Hell. Or, just maybe, the ghost of Alan Turing, currently inhabiting a laptop.

Mordred’s attempts to figure out his love life are hampered by constant interference from the Inquisitors of the Securitates Arcanarum, corporate espionage, real espionage, a sysadmin bent on enslaving the world, and Marketing’s demands that Mordred ship software to the Russian Federation. Then Alan gets himself kidnapped. To save him, Mordred must ally himself with the company’s CEO, who will stop at nothing to rescue her lead developer so he can get back to work. But the Prince doesn’t just want to rescue Alan, he wants a Happily Ever After—and he will travel beyond Death itself to get one.

Too bad Alan is perfectly happy as a computer.

Length: Novel
Genre: Science Fiction, High Fantasy, Humor
Series: The Mordred Saga by Aldous Mercer

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Aldous Mercer is celebrating the release of The Prince and the Program over at the Dreamspinner Press blog. There’s a $1000 Codebreaking Challenge – a cash award for the first person that cracks the Golden Egg that spans the entire length of the novel. There’s no time limit, the prize will be awarded whenever the Egg is cracked, now or ten years from now. Join Aldous through the day as he reveals some of the Eggs (helping you rule out some leads), plays a little bit of music for you, and talks about The Prince and The Program.

Fire on the Mountain by P.D. Singer (2nd Edition)

June 22, 2012

A national forest is big enough to be Jake’s closet… or is it? Fire on the Mountain by P.D. Singer, available from Dreamspinner Press.

The Mountains: Book One2nd Edition

Take a break from academics, enjoy the Colorado Rockies, fight a fire now and then. That’s all Jake Landon expected when he signed up to be a ranger. He’ll partner with some crusty old mountain man; they’ll patrol the wilderness in a tanker, speak three words a day, and Old Crusty won’t be alluring at all. A national forest is big enough to be Jake’s closet—he’ll spend his free time fishing.

Except Old Crusty turns out to be Kurt Carlson: confident, competent, and experienced. He’s also young, hot, friendly, and considers clothing optional when it’s just two guys in the wilderness. Sharing a small cabin with this walking temptation is stressing Jake’s sanity—is he sending signals, or just being Kurt? And how would Kurt react if he found out his new partner wants to start a fire of a different kind? Jake’s terrified—they have to live together for five months no matter what.

Enough sparks fly between the rangers to set the trees alight, but it takes a raging inferno to make Jake and Kurt admit to the heat between them.

First Electronic Edition published by Torquere Press (2009).

Bonus Short Story: Into the Mountains

Long before he met Jake, Kurt Carlson climbed Yosemite with his best friend, Benji. But after a storm traps them halfway up the face of El Capitan, Kurt has to accept that their friendship isn’t what he thought.

Length: Novel
Genre: Contemporary

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Ash and Echoes by Augusta Li

June 22, 2012

Will a fragile alliance between our heroes keep the kingdom safe? Ash and Echoes by Augusta Li, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Blessed Epoch: Book One

For the past few years Yarroway L’Estrella has lived in exile, gathering arcane power, but that power came at a price. Now it’s time for him to do his duty: his uncle, the king, needs him to escort Prince Garith to his wedding, a union that will create an alliance between the two strongest countries in the known world. But Yarrow isn’t the prince’s only guard. A whole company of knights is assigned to the duty, and Yarrow’s not sure he trusts their leader.

Knight Duncan Purefroy isn’t sure he trusts Yarrow either, but after a bizarre occurrence during their travels, they have no choice but to work together—especially since the incident also reveals a disturbing secret, one that might threaten the entire kingdom. But will it ultimately work in their favor?

When a third member joins the precarious alliance, it seems to cement the bonds between all three men. But the arrangement isn’t perfect: Yarrow knows the power inside him and fears getting too close. The mysterious newcomer was raised to believe love and trust are weaknesses. And Duncan struggles to accept them as they are. Saving their home will take everything they have—including the fragile relationship they’ve built.

Length: Novel
Genre: High Fantasy
Series: Blessed Epoch by Augusta Li

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