Saturday, 11 February 2012

Valentine Blog Hop

Prizes & Fun Galore...

Good morning and happy early Valentines Day to you all....

What does Valentines means to me? well I have been with my Husband for ten years and this will be the first time ever he will be home and not working away... so I am cooking him a very nice dinner (not so much on the romantic side as Mum and Emily will be home as well - LOL).

There will be so many awesome authors (263 to be exact) taking part in this blog hop that you will be all up for heaps of prizes and great reads just remember to leave a comment with your choices and details... Come check them out at the Blog hop events page.

Now that I have shared with you the important stuff I will start Rambling about me.....

Toowoomba  Boys 2
This is my Latest and is going to fit in well with the whole Valentine theme. This Novella became available yesterday and I have been snoopy dancing a lots since then. Hunting for Clay is the second instalment in my Toowoomba Boys series. I hope you all enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.


Two years have passed since Hunter and Clay met on that fateful morning in Tello’s Diner. Getting passed the fact that Clay was stalking Marlowe was the easy part. Clay Montgomery’s life changed for the better the day he found the man who was meant to be the other half of him. Hunter understood him well, and knew how to give him exactly what he needs to be happy. Hunter Weldon knows what he wants, and just how to get it. For two years he has loved the man in his rams and now it is time to up the ante.


Chapter One

  Hunter poked his head around the doorframe, making sure Clay and Marlowe were nowhere in sight as he headed to the bedroom Marlowe shared with Angelo. H had all been e needed to talk to Angelo without his cousin or Clay finding out. In the two years they had all been sharing a house he had learnt that his cousin could not keep a secret if his life depended on it; especially since he and Clay had become best buddies – the whole Clay stalking Marlowe thing was now put behind them. So much had happened in the last two years since Marlowe had finally won the heart of his straight boy. Hunter often cringed when he remembered how Marlowe and Angelo’s relationship had almost been destroyed before it even had a chance to begin. It took Clay to help them sort it out. Angelo possessions had slowly been transferred to their house, until in the end Angelo was living with them.

  Knocking Quietly on the door, he waited until Angelo told him to enter. Marlowe and Clay were gossiping in the kitchen. Hunter shook his head. Where else would they be? The kitchen seemed to be their favourite place when they were both home and not working. Marlowe was probably still teaching Clay all about his job because he was now getting more than he could handle and was trying to woo Clay into joining him. Uncle Skye had already given the go-ahead to hire him

  “Come in,” Angelo’s voice sounded muffled.

  Slipping into the room he gestured to the bedspread being used. “Marlowe?”

  Angelo grimaced. “Actually it was Dimmy; he thought it was hilarious. He got his friend to send it to us.” The cover was white and covered in multi-coloured hearts of various sizes. “Marlowe loves it.”

  “Lucky you,” Hunter grinned.

  Angelo rolled his eyes. “I can ask Dimmy to get you one.”

  “You wouldn’t dare.”

  Angelo raised one eyebrow in the Oh, wouldn’t I? look.

 “Okay, What are you really doing in my room? I know you didn’t come in to take the piss out of me because of our bedspread.”

  Hunter ran a hand through his hair. “Yeah, I kinda need your help. I am trying to organise Clay’s present for Valentine’s Day.”

  “Um, you do realise Valentine’s is still a month away, right?”

  “Yes, dumbarse,” Hunter growled. “But I want to make it special since he is feeling kind of down. Seeing as Valentine’s is also his birthday, I wanted to make up for his Family telling him he still wasn’t welcome at home. Well he is, but not with me.”

  “You’re feeling guilty, aren’t you?”

  Hunter shrugged. “Maybe. His family was fine with him being gay until he moved in with me. I think they were hoping it was some kind of phase.”

  “It’s not your fault. At least his parents aren’t as crazy as mine. I can see my brother running away soon. Dimmy is nearly eighteen now and he won’t put up with their crap any longer.”

  “Will we need to clean out the spare room?” Hunter asked.

  He watched as Angelo took some time to think about it. “I don’t know, but maybe we should do it just to be on the safe side.”

  “I suppose it would be good to set it up for a spare room regardless. You never know who might turn up.”

  Hunter didn’t say anything else, and as he walked out of Angelo’s bedroom he bumped into Clay walking through the lounge room with the dog lead in his hand. “Are you going somewhere?”

  “Mar and I are taking the dogs for a walk,” he said as he kissed Hunter’s cheek and kept walking out to the kitchen. “We will be back in an hour or so.”

  “Okay. Angelo and I are going to clean out the spare room.”

  Clay froze in his tracks. “Why?”

  “He thinks Dimmy may want to come and stay for awhile. So I suggested we clean out the spare room.”

  Clay nodded. “Do you need me and Mar to stay and help?”

  “No babe, you take Ziggy and Droogie for their walk. Angelo and I can bring it all into the lounge and when you guys get back we can sort through it and figure out what we want to keep or get rid of.”

  “Okay, I’ll let Mar know.” Clay blew him another kiss before leaving.

  “He’s in a happier mood,” Angelo commented as he joined Hunter in the lounge room.

  “Dog walking. Those two are obsessed with walking those dogs.” Hunter shook his head as he headed up the hall to the small spare room. It was a job he was dreading as it was filled with the excess stuff from all of them. Groaning he picked up the first box and carried it back out to the lounge room.

  “I can’t believe you let Clay sucker you into getting another dog,” Angelo teased.

  Hunter snorted. “You started it. I just got sick of listening to them argue who was ging to hold the damn lead.” He winked at Angelo. “And besides, Clay has ways of being very convincing when he wants something.”

  Angelo burst out laughing. “That is TMI, my friend.”

  “You’re only jealous.” Hunter grinned as they got to work.

DON'T FORGET - Leave me a comment and be in the chance to win a an $25 Amazon Gift Certificate or if you prefer a $25 Bookstrand Gift Certificate. (as they are the only two I know how to do). Feel free to join the followers of my blog for another chance to win.


Toowomba Boys 1


  1. Popping over to say hello to a fellow Aussie writer! Great excerpt :^)

    1. Thanks Darlin' this is my first blog hop and I am so nervous. I loved your post on your blog as well - for those who haven't seen it yet - check out Zathyn at -

  2. Thanks for the giveaway and hope you have a happy Valentine's Day.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  3. Have a great Valentine's Day with hubby!

    Doublemom2001 AT googlemail DOT com

  4. This book sounds hot and nasty. Happy Valentine's Day!

  5. I hope you have a great day with the hubby and your family.

    theangrypollo{ AT }yahoo{DOT }com

  6. Book sounds hot ;) Hope you have an amazing v-day thanks for the chance to win!

  7. Hope you have a naughty Valentine's Day.

  8. You're book sounds very hot!! Would love to read it.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Hope you have a wonderful V-day!

  9. Fabulous excerpt. Can I enter too?
    Happy ♥ Day.

  10. Sounds like a great story! Please enter me in the contest. Thanks. :)

  11. Hello Norma! I love m/m romance so I will have to check out your stories. Thanks so much for the lovely giveaway. I would choose the Amazon card so I can buy books for my Kindle.

    geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

  12. Happy Valentine's Day! I would love to win an Amazon GC. Thanks for the giveaway. Great excerpt.
    Sue B

  13. Enjoy your Valentine's Day with your hubby!!!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  14. Happy V day and thanks for the chance to win such a generous prize.
    mcv111 at hotmail(dot)com

  15. I will be finding out tomorrow if the hubs will make it back in time for Valentines.

  16. I could sure use one of those gift cards, my wallet is empty and my book list is loooooooong.

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  18. Dropping in to wish you an early happy V-day, my sweetie ^.^ I just deleted my earlier comment, because I automatically assumed you were offering your books and I already have them. Since they're not what's up for grabs, I'd like to enter ^.^


  19. Happy Valentine's Day :)
    Your excerpt was great!

    Marin Garde
    [gardemarin(AT)gmx DOT de]

  20. Hey Norma. Here is my comment. I don't know what happened to the lat comment I tried to leave so I'm doing it again. I hope i get to win. :)
    My review for HUNTING FOR CLAY is up.


    1. And it was awesome.

      I think the easiest way to pick a winner is to put everyone's names in a bucket and I will get my hubs to pull out the two names.

  21. Great cover and it does fit in with Valentine's Day. Makes me think of Cupid. The only thing missing is the bow and arrow.

  22. Happy valentine's day! thanks for the giveaway! I'm a google follower of you under anime earth


  23. Happy Valentine's Day and thanks so much for the giveaway!

    C.L. Miles

  24. Hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day. Thanks for the giveaway!


  25. Hope you have a great Valentine's Day! I enjoyed the excerpt for Hunting For Clay. I'd love to be entered into your contest.


  26. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day with your hubby.

    Gfc follower
    Cathy m
    Caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  27. thanks for the giveaway!

    i am a new GFC follower- catherine c

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

  28. Happy Valentine's Day. Thanks for the giveaway.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  29. Sounds good! Please enter me in your contest.

    Happy Valentines Day!!!

  30. Congratulation on your new release. I admit I only read your free story written for Hot Summer Days on GR, but the time-traveling shifter/viking was something I will long remember. I wish you a lot of inspiration in the future.


    +1 I'm the blog follower

  31. Thanks for the giveaway, and Happy Valentine's Day!

  32. Happy Valentine's Day. Please enter me into your contest

    yinyang1062(at) yahoo(dot)com


  33. Happy Valentine's Day & thanks for the giveaway

    staceyprice (AT)
    (i also follow via GFC)

  34. I'm following. Thanks for the contest, and have fun with your hubby this Valentine's Day. ;)


  35. Great excerpt and one of the few m/m one's on the hop!

    I'm a follower: Lyra Lang
    Happy Valentine’s Day
    Thank you for the giveaway!

    Lyra L
    lyra DOT lucky7 ATgmailDotcom

  36. Please count me in. Thanks for the contest, and hope you have a lovely dinner. =)

    adara adaraohare com

  37. Hi Norma!! I am so excited about all your books. : )

  38. Thanks so much and happy v-day :)

    celjla212 at aol dot com

  39. Thank you for the excerpt and for the giveaway!
    I hope you have a great V'day!
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  40. Enjoy your Valentine's Day dinner!

    If I happen to win and you need my contact info, my email is in my Blogger profile. Thanks for the giveaway!

  41. I'm a follower ;)
    Thank you for your giveaway and for participating in the hop ^-^y
    Happy Valentine’s Day

    Emiliana25(at) web [dot] de

  42. New GFC follower - Cayce
    Loved the excerpt :)
    Thank you for the giveaway and Happy Valentine's Day!
    cayce006 at yahoo dot com

  43. Happy Valentines Day! Thank you for the blog hop giveaway!

  44. GFC follower-Michelle Brack

    Love, love, LOVE the cover!!!!

    mmbrack AT earthlink DOT net

  45. Woo hoo! Love those covers. author_shannon_leigh at

  46. Wow, looks Steamy! Thanks for the fun. I love meeting new authors. Happy Valentine's Day.

  47. those covers have made a very snowy day HERE VERY warm for me!


  48. Happy valentines NJ

    Looking forward to your new releases

    Sarah S


  49. Happy Valentine's Day! Hunting for Clay sounds great :) Thanks

  50. I would love to win. Thanks!

  51. Thanks.


  52. Hello NJ,

    Thank you for taking part in Drea Becraft's Valentine's Day Blog Hop & being among the 33 M/M Authors for those of us Fans of the M/M Genres.

    Congrats on the release of your current Novella, the second instalment in your Toowoomba Boys Series, "Hunting for Clay", I can see why you're doing the Snoopy Dance, this sounds like a HOT Read, one not to be missed!

    Thank you also for the choice of a very generous giveaway, if I was lucky enough to win, I would have to select a $25 Bookstrand Gift Certificate because unfortunately I do not have a Kindle, I have another brand of eReader.

    I am Google Friend Connect Follower of your site under the name of: PaParanormalFan & I have subscribed to your site via email

    Take Care & Happy Valentine's Day,
    PaParanormalFan (Renee’ S.)

  53. You have some great books out there! Finding out about authors that are new to me is what makes blog hops great

    jslindzy @

  54. Thanks for the great giveaway and for joining the hop! Happy Valentine's Day!
    Ashley A

  55. Hi NJ,

    Read your 1st book "Angels on Top" and loved it, so will definitely be getting "Hunting For Clay" when it becomes available at Bookstrand. Will have to check any others you have done too, LOL.

    Have a Happy Valentines day with your hubby,


  56. Oh, I'm a follower as well ^^
    Should I win I'd love to have the Amazon GC, I haven't tried Bookstrand...
    Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

    E_l37(at) gmx {dot} de

  57. Happy Valentine's Day. Thanks for the giveaway.

  58. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Have a wonderful Valentine's Day
    GFC JeanP
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  59. Happy Valentine's Day,thanks for the giveaway.

  60. Hey NJ!! Looking forward to Hunter and Clay's story as soon as I can get it to the top of my TBR pile.

    Oh, and pick me! ;)


  61. Crap fudge sticks and AAARRGGGG I still DO NOT have the next Jetter....WTF!!! No really it's ok I just bought a new bottle of bacardi I have pineapple juice.LOL

    1. I told everyone you would kick my arse I owe you a double Jetter and a double wind walkers...

  62. Hallo NJ,
    I see you lucked out in the cover department(I like this one much better than the Christmas one from MLR)

    Thank you for the giveaway and I'm a Follower
    Happy Valentine’s Day ^_~


  63. Happy Valentine's Day!

    Love the sexy cupid cover.

    lmbrownauthor at gmail dot com

  64. I love your work. I visit your site often looking for new tidbits to read. You always have great everyday stories too.


  65. Happy Valentine's Day!

    Great excerpt!

    Thanks for participating in this blog hop!

    mimirose41209 at hotmail dot com

  66. Hullo NJ,
    thank you for the excerpt your book looks good!

    Jibriel O.

    Jibriel.O (at}web (dot) de

  67. Happy Valentine’s Day and thanks for this great giveaway
    I'm a follower
    Anastasia K
    Anas-karina(AT) mailDOTru

  68. Happy Valentine's Day

  69. I enjoyed the excerpt. Happy Valentine's Day! cheryllynne(at)rocketmail(dot)com

  70. Thanks for being part of the blog hop


  71. Happy Valentine's day Hop.DebP

  72. Love the excerpt! Happy Valentine's Day!

    menina.iscrazy @

  73. Thank you for the excellent giveaway. I hope you are having a great Valentine's Day. I enjoyed the excerpt.

    GFC as seriousreader

    seriousreader at live dot com

  74. Please enter me in the contest

  75. Sounds very good! Thank you sharing and for the great giveaway! Happy Valentines!

  76. Thanks for being part of the hop. I can't believe how many titles I've added to my wish list.

    GFC: Kathy Merkel
    drainbamaged.gyzmo at