His Christmas Sweater Cover Reveal

Hi, guys! I’m excited to tell you about my next release, a warm and fuzzy Christmas romance novella called His Christmas Sweater!

His Christmas Sweater features too many glasses of eggnog, a grinch who needs some Christmas spirit, and a whole assortment of ugly Christmas sweaters.

Here’s the blurb:

Owen loves Christmas. From November 1st to New Year’s Eve, his world is nothing but ugly sweaters, peppermint mochas, and Mariah Carey holiday singles.

Jacob is a bit of a grinch. Since he’s gotten older, Christmas has never really been what he imagined. The closest he usually gets to festivities is an occasional bottle of peppermint schnapps.

When Owen’s journey to his parents’ house for their famous Christmas celebration gets cut short by the worst blizzard central Colorado has seen in years, he find himself seeking shelter the small roadside inn that Jacob manages. With Christmas rapidly approaching, Owen sets out to bring some holiday cheer to the hotel and its grumpy manager. Will Jacob be able to let Owen in before roads clear and Owen drives away forever?

And here’s the lovely cover, designed by Cate Ashwood!

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His Christmas Sweater is releasing next Monday, November 12th. Right now, you can add it to your Goodreads TBR or subscribe to my newsletter to get an email when the book goes live!

From the Ashes is out now!

I’m excited to let you guys know that my debut novel From the Ashes is now available! I’m so excited to share this with you!

From the Ashes is an enemies to lovers second chance story that features a road trip across the Midwest, blue hair dye, and lots of sexual tension.

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Here’s the blurb:

Hunter and Derek are at a fork in the road...

At their friend Justin's funeral, once-best-friends Derek and Hunter meet again almost four years after their monumental falling out. Hunter kissed Derek, and Derek freaked out and chose a college on the other side of the country.

If they had a choice, both of them would walk away and never see the other again. Except Justin has given them a mission: an epic road trip to scatter his ashes all over the Midwest, complete with cryptic notes, new friends, and a whole lot of sexual tension. Can Derek and Hunter finish Justin's road trip without ripping each other's heads—or clothes—off?

You can get From the Ashes on Amazon now! It’s also available to borrow in Kindle Unlimited!

From the Ashes is up for pre-order!

I’m so excited to let you guys know that From the Ashes is now up for pre-order!

I’ve also put the first three chapters of the novel up on Instafreebie, so you can get a preview of From the Ashes before it comes out on October 9th! You’ll get to read a chapter from both Hunter’s and Derek’s perspectives, and get a feel for the rest of the novel.

And one more thing: you can add From the Ashes to your To Read shelf on Goodreads!

If you’re excited for the book, it would mean the world to me if you clicked on those links and showed your support! I’ll be back on the blog before the release date to let you know where you can find me during the release and to give you more sneak peeks!

In the meantime, I’m working on finishing up the first draft of my Christmas book, so you’ll have a fluffy romance for the holiday season!

From the Ashes Cover Reveal

Hi, everybody! Today I’m going to reveal the cover of my upcoming debut novel From the Ashes!

But first, I want to tell you a little bit about the book.

I started From the Ashes during NaNoWriMo in 2017. I spent Tuesday and Thursday nights at the local bookstore, doing word sprints. (I even won some of them!) I finished the first draft at the end of November with very little time to spare, and then set about editing it.

The book was my first attempt writing a queer romance, and I’m so happy about how it turned out. Queer romance is the genre I’ve always dreamed of writing, and I’m so excited to break onto the scene with this novel!

So as promised, here’s the cover!

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The cover was designed by James at GoOnWrite.com, and I think it really captures the roadtrip feel of the book. In particular, I imagine the cover taking place during a pretty pivotal scene in the novel. In case you’re curious, that’s Hunter on the left with the sunglasses and Derek on the right.

Here’s the blurb:

Hunter and Derek are at a fork in the road...

At their friend Justin's funeral, once-best-friends Derek and Hunter meet again almost four years after their monumental falling out. Hunter kissed Derek, and Derek freaked out and chose a college on the other side of the country.

If they had a choice, both of them would walk away and never see the other again. Except Justin has given them a mission: an epic road trip to scatter his ashes all over the Midwest, complete with cryptic notes, new friends, and a whole lot of sexual tension. Can Derek and Hunter finish Justin's road trip without ripping each other's heads—or clothes—off?

From the Ashes releases on October 9th, and will be available for preorder soon!

Right now, you can add the book to your To Read shelf on Goodreads.

For updates about the book, you can subscribe to my mailing list or follow me on Twitter!

Welcome to my blog!

Hi, everyone! Welcome to my new site!

I’m C.M. Valencourt, and I write m/m romance. I write contemporary stories, usually with New Adult protagonists and lots of longing glances.

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As a queer person myself, I love writing LGBTQ fiction. I think it’s important for queer people to see themselves reflected in the books they read. When I was little, I didn’t see a lot of representation, and clung to what I could find. I want queer people to be able to read my books and see themselves in them.

I think it’s also important for people outside of the queer community to read these books. I think m/m romance is such a fun, open genre, and something everyone could stand to read more of!

Here are some facts about me:

  • I’m from Michigan, and have strong opinions on the best type of apple. (It’s honey crisp, btw.)

  • My first novel is coming out on October 9th! It’s called From the Ashes and I’m super excited for people to read it!

  • I really like playing Dungeons and Dragons, and I’m currently playing a Warlock Tiefling named Kalixa.

  • I love gemstone jewelry and usually am wearing at least one gemstone necklace. My favorite stone is orange calcite.

  • I don’t currently have any pets, but I dream of the day when I can get a dog, either a pitbull or a frenchie, or maybe both.

I plan to use this blog to talk about new books I have coming out and updates about things going on in my life. I hope to let you guys in a little, and talk about stuff that needs a little bit more room for discussion than I can do on Twitter.

So thanks for checking out my blog! If you’d like to receive updates about my books in the future, you can subscribe to my email list or follow me on Twitter.

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