Fall, glorious fall!

Since it’s mid-October, I think I can safely say that summer is over. This one wasn’t too bad, but I still pressed pause on almost everything in order to get other shit done. I managed to get in two getaways, one of which was a big reading getaway. I got a ragged old kitchen partially fixed up, though having my car hiccup twice put the brakes on getting the rest done until next fall. I fixed broken windows. I replaced old thread-bare curtains. I also met a bearded man with whom I took on one of those vacations, so it was a good summer.You know how I love a good beard.

Now that Canadian Thanksgiving has passed, it’s time to plan again. I’ve been working almost exclusively on my YA and other stuff. It’s been so long since I’ve put out any new smut and I put so many projects on hold. I’ve got to finish my rom-com, King James & The Bahama Mama at some point. I’ve got some more spanking novellas that are itching to get out. I also really, really want to write another novel.

If you’re a KU user, I did do something this summer that you might be interested in — I’ve continued to load my short stories in there (non-KU users can buy them for $2). Find them on my Amazon page. As of right now, all of my A.M. Hartnett books are available for under $4US.

And, in case you missed it the first time around, you can check out my Historical YA at www.shadowsmayfall.com (also on Wattpad, click for story-link.)

The next time I update, I promise I’ll have something new to crow about, but in the meantime I’m going to direct you to Alison Tyler’s Patreon page. Alison is one of those writers you just want to pay to write (Justine Elyot is another) and now you can pay her to just write! Head over and pledge her $2/month or more so she can continue to write all sorts of good smut.

(I’ve been terribly bad at keeping up with my dirty BOTM, mostly because I haven’t been doing much reading, and when I do they’re more chick-lit or trad romance than anything. That should change as the cold weather comes in. I’ve got about five dirty books waiting for me.


I’ve been on vacation for a week now, though the actual vacation part of it starts on Monday when I go away this week. Last time I was on vacation I read a book a day. This week, not so much. I’ve been catching up a little.

First up, I took some of my free reads and loaded them into Amazon, so if you’ve got KU and you want to check out the smut, you can find them on my Amazon page. They’re also available for the bargain-basement price of $0.99.  Included is my favourite short, Snowjob, which first appeared in Going Down: Oral Sex Stories.


The other stories available are Off The Clock, which was one of my first appearances in an anthology, Windfall (which never appeared in print after a publisher went down the rabbit hole) and Ditto.

For the rest of the weekend, Red Handed is free. This story was a part of my rage-writing period of living in my last apartment, and is a spanking-themed series of novellas I’ve got planned over the next few months. (I’m still in the erotica game, albeit I’m moving at a much different pace.)

My latest release came out yesterday – Corrective Measures, which is Red Handed’s naughty sister. No rage in writing this one, but I’ve channeled all my frustration with trying to quit smoking into Daisy, who gets a tantalizng offer from Aiden to help her quit.



(Btw, Alison Tyler played no small part in inspiring me to write Corrective Measures and Red Handed with her own stories. If you’ve never read her stuff, I highly recommend checking out her indie titles. Her most recent best-seller is The Spanking House, which I have not read, but her Blushers was one of my dirty BOTM a while back and hoo boy. Don’t read unless alone and able to take care of business.

For those who want to try something a little different, I’ve got my historical YA up at www.shadowsmayfall.com — really pleased with the reader responses I’ve gotten to this one. Take your time reading. It’ll be 2017 at least before I decide what to do with this sucker in terms of ebook/print.

I did have a BOTM for July, but I’m holding off on posting until I get to August. I’ve got some stuff to say about going back to reading and reviewing, but it’s too stuffy and hot to think of anything further than my next glass of water.

Cheers for now!

My to-do list laughs at me

A work email someone sent to me ended with that phrase, which made me think about my own to-do list, which isn’t quite laughing at me yet, but it’s definitely starting to snicker at me.

I’ve got my YA novel, Shadows May Fall, which needs to be entirely posted this week because I have vacation next week and there is a beach chair with my name on it. Then I started mucking about with this:


I have another spanking story that needs editing for release, and I have another one to write.

Then I have to write a couple more niche stuff under my other pen name, because that shit pays like you wouldn’t believe.

Then I have a follow up to the YA, another forgotten novella I want to write …

My to-do lists have been very ambitious in the past, and that’s gotten me into trouble. So I started making micro to-do lists, which have been working out nicely as long as I don’t think of the bigger picture. The bigger picture is where I get exhausted. The bigger picture makes me want to take a nap and watch five hours of Seinfeld.

Which I do. And then I go back to my micro to-do list, because people actually want to read this stuff and tell me about it and that makes me happy: