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Written by Ken Murphy

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One year ago this week, Stubborn Heart, my first novel, was published. This week also marks one month since the release of Sharing Heart, the sequel to Stubborn Heart. Both books have been very well received, and readers have left some pretty awesome reviews. I think it’s time for a celebration.

What better way to celebrate than a giveaway? So, let’s have a contest. A lot of you know me, so you know I won’t make it too difficult. I want you to send me an email message. In this message, I want you to tell me about your favorite hobby. I don’t care if it’s reading, baking, playing softball, basket weaving, or running naked around your complex at three in the morning. Of course, if you do run naked around your complex at three in the morning, I may require photographic validation that this activity indeed, takes place. Just kidding. Maybe.  Seriously, tell me about your favorite hobby. What got you started doing it? What do you enjoy about it? Why do you keep doing it? Tell me whatever you want that gives me a little insight into you, and why this hobby is important to you.

This contest plays into one of my favorite hobbies, getting to know people. So, that’s what I’m getting out of this. I get to find out one little factoid about you. And what do you get in return? Nothing. Well, unless you’re the winner. I’ll give one lucky person an autographed paperback copy of Stubborn Heart and Sharing Heart. That’s right, both books, signed by me. And it won’t cost you one penny. I’ll even throw in the postage.

Now for the boring little details…

First, I’m sending out this contest via multiple social media feeds. So to make certain I get your entry, do not submit as a reply to this post. That includes to my website, where you’re reading this. I’m having a problem with spam, and I haven’t figured out a way around it. Until I do, I don’t allow comments to my posts.

Send me your contest entry as a separate email message to

The contest ends on Sunday, May 4, 2013 at 8:00 pm (EST), and I will choose one winner from the entries received.  I will notify the winner by email on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.




Written by Ken Murphy
Greetings Friends, Fans, and Casual Passers By:
This was a very exciting week for me as I signed the contract for Sharing Heart, the sequel to Stubborn Heart. I am overjoyed that I’ll have the opportunity to share a little more of Trevor’s and Mark’s story with you. After all, “Happily Ever After” begins with “I do.”
To celebrate, I’d like to give away ten e-book copies of Stubborn Heart. I hope… when you read their story, you’ll come love those boys as much as I do. You know, nothing is really free. I have to make you work for it. But the folks who know me will tell you I’m pretty easy (get your mind out of the gutter), so I’m not going to make you work that hard.
If you’d like a chance to win a copy (e-book) of Stubborn Heart, here’s what you have to do:
1. Send me an email at      Please write “Contest Entry” in the subject line.
2. In your email, tell me the name of your favorite romantic  character. This character can be from any story, book, movie, or whatever. Hey, who am I to say where you found your favorite. Next I want you to tell me why he (or she) is your favorite. What characteristics of that person captured your heart?
The contest ends Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 4:00 PM (EST) and on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 I’ll notify the winners via email and tell you how to claim your e-book copy of Stubborn Heart.
If I really like your entry, I may share it on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads) or on my website in blog postings. Please indicate in your email if you’d prefer I didn’t cite your name. Also, I may post the names of the winner. in the same forums. Again, tell me if you’d rather I not mention you specifically. So get those thinking caps on, I’m eager to read your responses.

Stubborn Heart eBook Contest

Written by Ken Murphy

Thanks to everyone who entered my little giveaway. I really enjoyed the answers. You guys made my job tough. It was not easy to select a winner. But I finally did choose a winning entry.

The winner of the contest is Kerry.

Stubborn Heart Contest and Giveaway

Written by Ken Murphy


It is almost here…

My first novel – Stubborn Heart releases On April 29, 2013

To celebrate, I’d like to have a little fun and a contest.

To enter the contest, simply leave a comment to this post.

Now here’s the fun part:

In your comment, briefly tell me why you like to read gay male romance, and what you think makes a really memorable story.

On Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 8:00 pm (EST), I will pick a winner. The winner will receive a free eBook copy of Stubborn Heart.

Contest is open to adults 18 and older.

So get those comments coming, and oh yeah – make sure to leave your email so that I can contact you if you’re the winner.