Music Monday: RUSH edition--number two

Monday, April 21, 2014
I'm back sharing the soundtrack for RUSH to help you learn a little about my two favorite guys and their love story!



For the love of the game.

Brandon Chase has always defined himself by one thing: football. Tough and athletic, he is a great college player who enjoys the hard hits and the sweaty grind of the gridiron. But when Brandon is injured, only one person can help him get back on track--a forbidden love he's desperately tried to put behind him.

Alec Andrews has never quite forgiven Brandon for walking away when their friendship turned into something more. But he can't deny help to one of his closest friends. As the two spend the long, hot summer working together, their old attraction comes flooding back.

Now as Alec thinks about coming out to his conservative family and Brandon considers revealing he's a gay football player, the two men must be strong to fight for a love that could be the greatest rush of their lives.

"Devastatingly relevant, engaging, sexy, and ultimately heroic. Rush is the kind of book that will keep you reading late into the night." -J.H. Trumble, author of Don't Let Me Go

"Every word was packed with so much emotion that at times I felt like my heart couldn't take it anymore. I want my kids to read it, my students to read it, everyone to read it."--Julie Prestsater author of Without You

"Alec and Brandon's story is touching, heartfelt, and real. Nyrae Dawn had me riveted by page one, and the hopeful ache in my chest didn't leave until I finished the book. You will laugh, cry, and cheer for these boys."--Ellis Carrington


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This Year's Love by David Gray

Feel Good Friday: Perfect Moments

Friday, April 18, 2014


At the end of last year I wrote a post about my goals I wanted to accomplish this year. One of them had to do with writing a book that felt very special to me, and then following through with a plan I made for it.

Then I did nothing… After that I started another book, and got just a couple chapters into it but it wasn't right. I was pushing it but at the same time, I was nervous to start the other book because it was special. One day I realize that's just stupid. I could sit around and wait for the perfect time to write, what felt like to me, my perfect book or I could just do it. I decided to make that the perfect time. The book poured out of me. It seriously flowed and four weeks and five days later, I wrote The End. From there it was beta readers and revising and all of that. I don't know if that ultimate goal I'd hoped for months ago will happen but that's okay. I did it. I created my own perfect time and I wrote the book that is very special to me.


So that's my feel good, inspiration quote for today. "Don't wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect." Yesterday I was out shopping and saw the above picture and knew it was perfect for what I'd just experienced.

Music Monday: RUSH edition

Monday, April 14, 2014
RUSH is the first book I've never written where I actually have a full playlist for the book. I usually don't listen to music much while writing but for some reason I did with this book.

To prepare for the release on May 6th, I decided to share some of the songs and lyrics each week. These will help you see where my head and heart were a little bit while I was writing Alec and Brandon's story.


For the love of the game.

Brandon Chase has always defined himself by one thing: football. Tough and athletic, he is a great college player who enjoys the hard hits and the sweaty grind of the gridiron. But when Brandon is injured, only one person can help him get back on track--a forbidden love he's desperately tried to put behind him.

Alec Andrews has never quite forgiven Brandon for walking away when their friendship turned into something more. But he can't deny help to one of his closest friends. As the two spend the long, hot summer working together, their old attraction comes flooding back.

Now as Alec thinks about coming out to his conservative family and Brandon considers revealing he's a gay football player, the two men must be strong to fight for a love that could be the greatest rush of their lives.

"Devastatingly relevant, engaging, sexy, and ultimately heroic. Rush is the kind of book that will keep you reading late into the night." -J.H. Trumble, author of Don't Let Me Go

Preorder: Amazon



New York by Snow Patrol

Feel good Friday: Progress

Friday, April 11, 2014



When I wrote RUSH last year, nine months ago to be exact, I don't think there were any active, gay college sports players who were out. I know there weren't any active college football players who were out. Imagine the fear of being the very first at something like that--the bravery it would take. It's something that weighs heavily on Brandon throughout the book. But yes, that was July 2013…


In January 2014 Conner Mertens, placekicker for Willamette came out.

A week later, Conner's boyfriend and college baseball player, Chandler Whitney came out.

In February 2014, Michael Sam, the best defensive player in his division and NFL hopeful, came out.

In March 2014, college football player Mitch Eby, came out.

And in April Derrick Gordon became the first active, NCAA Division 1 college basketball player to come out.

Because of Brandon and RUSH, I feel a special sort of closeness to these stories and the bravery of the men involved. Soon, everyone will realize that your sexual orientation has nothing to do with how well you play. Though things still need to get better, these stories are proof that progress is being made. That makes for a very happy, Nyrae.

Brandon's football card

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
I told you guys a week or so ago that I ordered something really cool for RUSH and they came in! Brandon has his own football card.


I love it so much! I can't wait to do some giveaways so you guys can win some. In exactly four weeks from today, RUSH will release. I'm on countdown mode now. It feels like it's been an eternity since I wrote the story of my two favorite boys but also like it just happened. This is going to be an extra special book release for me. Hoping you guys fall for them and their love story as much as I did.


For the love of the game.

Brandon Chase has always defined himself by one thing: football. Tough and athletic, he is a great college player who enjoys the hard hits and the sweaty grind of the gridiron. But when Brandon is injured, only one person can help him get back on track-a forbidden love he's desperately tried to put behind him.

Alec Andrews has never quite forgiven Brandon for walking away when their friendship turned into something more. But he can't deny help to one of his closest friends. As the two spend the long, hot summer working together, their old attraction comes flooding back.

Now as Alec thinks about coming out to his conservative family and Brandon considers revealing he's a gay football player, the two men must be strong to fight for a love that could be the greatest rush of their lives.

"Devastatingly relevant, engaging, sexy, and ultimately heroic. Rush is the kind of book that will keep you reading late into the night." -J.H. Trumble, author of Don't Let Me Go

Preorder:
Amazon

 

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