Blog stats exploding today. What’s going on?

Hi, friends and readers:

I just returned from my afternoon, three-mile run. I flicked on the PC, checked my blog stats and said, “Whoa!”

Today may be the busiest day I’ve ever had since I started this blog in fall 2008. I’m getting triple the average hits I get on a typical day, and I have no idea why. I know that certain search tools direct people to my blog, those who have an interest in gay erotic fiction or in photos of hot guys, but still … I wish I could figure out what makes certain days so much busier than others.

Hey, I’m not complaining. It’s nice to be noticed, especially by folks who have not visited the blog in the past. I hope you newcomers will take the time to review some older posts. You’ll find plenty of photos of hot guys, free fiction, and my pithy commentaries on my daily life and my writing.

People who are new to the blog keep asking, “Where can I buy your books?” Without getting into an exhaustive explanation, here’s where you can buy my two latest short novels.

You can buy Love Quest from Noble Romance Publishing. Here’s the book blurb:

Eighteen year old Jamie Bliss ages out of the foster care system, a victim of repeated sexual abuses. After hustling tricks and living on the street for a time, Jamie enters into a pair of abusive relationships before meeting Evan and Frederick, a gay couple who become Jamie’s mentors. Can they help Jamie overcome his destructive past? His low self esteem? And when Evan introduces Jamie to Evan’s colleague, Jack, a young school teacher who pursues Jamie’s affection, can Jamie open his heart to Jack? Despite the bad cards life has dealt Jamie, is he still capable of love?

Here’s a link to the Noble Romance site:

https://www.nobleromance.com/ItemDisplay.aspx?i=91

Love Quest was released in January 2010 and it continues to sell well. People seem to like the main character, Jamie Bliss.

You can buy my short novel, Maui, from the publisher, Torquere Press. It’s been on the market since November 2009 and it’s done quite well. Here’s the book blurb:

When Ishmael Fanning, a Florida surfer and grade school teacher, gets dumped by his partner of seven years, he relocates to the Hawaiian island of Maui. There he quickly finds himself involved with two younger men, Corey, a competition surfer, and Spencer, who works in a skateboard shop.

Eventually, Ishmael must choose between Corey and Spencer, and it’s not an easy decision for him to make. Spencer’s not the brightest guy, but he has a sensitive side that appeals to Ishmael. Corey’s a prize-winning surfer, he’s got two years of college and he looks like a fashion model, but his sexual orientation troubles him.

Both Spencer and Corey want Ishmael as a lover. Which guy will Ishmael choose?

Here’s a link to the Torquere Press site where you can buy Maui:

http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&manufacturers_id=191&products_id=2319

My short stories appear in over a dozen anthologies published by Torquere Press, Cleis Press, STARbooks Press, Alyson Books and Arsenal Pulp Press. If you visit these publishers’ websites you can find these anthologies easily. Or just Google my name and you’ll find them.

Thanks, everybody, for stopping by. Enjoy your Tuesday evening.

2 thoughts on “Blog stats exploding today. What’s going on?

  1. I’ll take a stab at guessing.

    The Gay Pride Day hosted by Noble Romance on Sunday at Beth Wylde’s Yahoo Group is read primarily on digest. Takes a day for the digest to be compiled and delivered, then probably another day or so for digest readers to catch up (particularly with the next day being a Monday).

    Do your website analytics tell you where your hits originate? If those readers are clicking a link from within their digest to arrive at your site directly, the referring site will be a string of characters looking vaguely like a website address with the words “mail” and “yahoo” embedded in there somewhere.

    Any major promotion of your own notwithstanding, that would be my semi-educated guess for the sudden spike.

    –Jaye

    • Hi, Jaye:

      Thanks for stopping by the blog, and for your insight into the surge of views I had yesterday. I hope your writing’s going well.

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