Category Archives: short story

Surprise (Re-)Release! “Fringes”

I recently got back the rights to my erotic voyeuristic threesome BDSM sci-fi romance short story”Fringes,” so I’m re-releasing it! (Minor editing only, no substantive changes.) I’m also trying out KU, so it’s just at Amazon for now.

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Out on the edge of the universe, boundaries blur at the speed of life.

While checking an abandoned ship in the hopes of spare parts or rare luxuries, lovers Jace and Tal find a room that seems to have been made for them—it has built-in bondage table. They take advantage of the surprising find, but then the ship’s communications system crackles to life, and they discover they aren’t exactly alone. The ship’s owner, Cruz, offers them a deal: fix up the ship—and give him live sex shows now and then—and he’ll pay them for the privilege. But when their business agreement takes a turn for the personal, all three men end up getting more than they bargained for.

Amazon
Goodreads

(Previous publication August 2013 by Wilde City Press)

Currently writing: Heart & Soul, M/M novella (~61%)

Cover Reveal This Week, and More!

First up: this coming Friday, July 15, Joyfully Jay will be hosting the cover reveal for my next novella, Tongue & Groove, which will release on August 29. The Amazon preorder link will go live this week, with other sites to follow.

Also, Inked Rainbow Reads gave Rhythm & Blues not one, but TWO great reviews. Check them out!

And finally, I have two stories that will be re-published over the next few months. I’ll be self-publishing my erotic BDSM sci-fi romance short “Fringes” in a few weeks (exact date TBD), and Dreamspinner Press will re-release my college-roommates-to-lovers novella Accidental Fall (formerly titled Accidental Love) on September 21. Look for cover art and buy links for both soon.

Currently writing: Heart & Soul, M/M novella (~23%)

Release Day! “Sons and Brothers”

Today is release day for “Sons and Brothers,” the short story epilogue to the Sons series. If you haven’t read the series, you’ll probably be fine reading this one, but of course it’ll spoil some things.🙂

As the end of the year approaches, seven gay men in their own unique romances ring in the holidays in their own unique ways. Six months after they started dating, Evan Day and Riley Yeats are settling into living together in Riley’s loft. Across town, Shaun Rogers and Con Brooks are celebrating an old-fashioned Christmas with Shaun’s family. But when threesome Mikey O’Malley, Jimmy Black, and Cory Lassiter pull off a big New Year’s Eve surprise, their friends find themselves considering the future of their own relationships.

Dreamspinner Press: Ebook
Kindle
Nook
Kobo
All Romance

(Note that Amazon and Barnes & Noble haven’t price matched yet, so you’ll probably want to hold off on those until they hit free.)

If you’d like to read the series in order, here are all the links you need!

Unfortunate Son (Sons: Book One)
Dreamspinner Press: Ebook || Paperback
Kindle
Nook
All Romance
Kobo

Wayward Son (Sons: Book Two)
Dreamspinner Press: Ebook || Paperback
Kindle
Nook
All Romance
Kobo

Nobody’s Son (Sons: Book Three)
Dreamspinner Press: Ebook Paperback
Kindle
Nook
All Romance
Kobo

Charity Wrap-Up, Birthday Shae-nanigans, and A Spot of Promo

12daysgraphicI finished up my 12 Days of Charity list on Saturday, so be sure to check out the full post and consider the featured organizations in your giving plans for 2015.

I started my birthday celebration early on Saturday with brunch with several friends, and that was a huge amount of fun. I have been well gifted! I’ll have a small giveaway to share on the actual day (tomorrow), so keep an eye out for that.

UnfortunateSon_smallIn addition to the honorable mentions for both Unfortunate Son and Wayward Son in the Rainbow Awards, Unfortunate Son was a finalist and came in fourth place overall in the erotic romance category. Dreamspinner has all its winners on sale for 30% off through the 18th, so if you haven’t picked up Unfortunate Son yet, now’s your chance.🙂

Also, “Sons and Brothers,” the short story epilogue to the Sons series, is up for pre-order at Dreamspinner Press and AllRomance. It’ll be out on New Year’s Eve, and I’ll have a post at Joyfully Jay that day with a little more about the story, which revisits all seven of the main characters from the series and their relationships.

I also have a few changes in store for 2016. The biggest one will debut in my Outside the Margins post at Prism Book Alliance on Christmas Day, but you can get in on one of them right now. I’ll be starting up a newsletter that’ll give updates on what I have in the pipeline and new releases as they appear. You can sign up right here (or using the link in the sidebar at right).

Now Available: “In from the Cold”

So, I did a thing. Kind of on a lark, though I’d had it in development for a while.

I got back the rights to my Christmas/New Year’s short story “In from the Cold” a while back (it was previously published with the now-defunct Silver Publishing). After a brief discussion with William Cooper on Friday, I decided to give Kindle publishing a try for the first time. The story is now live, just in time for the holiday season.

The new edition is basically the same as the original, with just some minor edits, no content changes, so if you read that version, no need to buy the new one. I currently have no plans to publish the story on other platforms, though that could change. (A week ago, I had no plans to publish this one!)

InFromtheCold_Coversmall“In from the Cold”
2nd edition
Length: 8,700 words
Buy link

Blurb: When Jeff Young walks into the rural Georgia lodge Neal Owens runs, he’s just looking for a room to escape a frigid late December night. What he ends up finding is a new friend, a lover, and maybe more, all wrapped up in one hot package.

COVER REVEAL: Nobody’s Son (and a bonus!)

I’m thrilled to show off the cover for my next release, Nobody’s Son, book 3 in the Sons series. Check out the pretty:

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(Design by Paul Richmond and Maria Fanning.)

The blurb:

Who wouldn’t want a nice cup of tall, dark, and gorgeous? Shaun Rogers does. He’s working at the front desk of a clothing-optional gay resort when Conrad “Con” Brooks walks in. The sweet, funny, and smart IT guy is there to install a new network and security system, and sparks fly between the two men from the start. Trouble is, Shaun’s hiding his sexuality from his grandmother, the only family he has left, and that makes him reluctant to take the leap with Con.

Then a man claiming to be Shaun’s absent father shows up out of nowhere, throwing Shaun completely off balance. His life spiraling toward chaos, Shaun soon discovers that his “father” is hiding secrets of his own. When things come to a head between them, it’s Con who comes to Shaun’s rescue—but the incident could force Shaun into a decision he’s not sure he’s ready to make.

Nobody’s Son releases on November 16 from Dreamspinner Press. Preorder links are available at the Dreamspinner site and are forthcoming for Amazon and AllRomance.

Ebook preorder
Paperback preorder

And now for the bonus! On December 31, Dreamspinner will release a short epilogue to the Sons series, featuring all seven of the men from the series. I also have the cover art for Sons and Brothers to share!

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(Design also by Paul Richmond and Maria Fanning.)

The blurb for Sons and Brothers:

As the end of the year approaches, seven gay men in their own unique romances ring in the holidays in their own unique ways. Six months after they started dating, Evan Day and Riley Yeats are settling into living together in Riley’s loft. Across town, Shaun Rogers and Con Brooks are celebrating an old-fashioned Christmas with Shaun’s family. But when threesome Mikey O’Malley, Jimmy Black, and Cory Lassiter pull off a big New Year’s Eve surprise, their friends find themselves considering the future of their own relationships.

No links for this one yet, so stay tuned.🙂

Here are all the Sons series covers, lined up and ready for admiring:

SonsSeries

In case you’ve missed the first two books in the series and want to get caught up, here are the buy links!

Unfortunate Son (Sons, Book One)
Dreamspinner Press: Ebook Paperback
Amazon Kindle
B&N Nook
All Romance
Beam-eBooks

Wayward Son (Sons, Book Two)
Dreamspinner Press: Ebook Paperback
Amazon Kindle
B&N Nook
All Romance
Beam-eBooks

Release Day for Butt Riders on the Range!

ButtRiders_smallIt’s here! The fourth of the “butt-thologies,” Butt Riders on the Range, which includes my story “Faux Cowboy,” is now available from Wilde City Press.

The blurb: Do you imagine blazing gun battles, bandits, and saloons with watered-down drinks when you think of cowboys and the West? We don’t. Our minds go right to horse shifters, bull shifters, were-leopards, urban wannabes, an interrupted journey along Route 66, a man of mystery named Dr. Feel-Good, and high noon at the edge of the galaxy! The fourth time’s the charm as the Butt-Thology authors saddle up, ride their men hard, and put ‘em away wet.

Butt Riders on the Range…the bulls aren’t the only ones being grabbed by the horns!

Random Friday Updates

First, a clarification, because this is important. I saw a comment about this, so I wanted to clarify that the US flag in the cover image for Unfortunate Son is not touching the floor. Travis was standing on a paper background drape for the shoot, and while the flag did touch the paper a few times, it was never on the floor. Travis is a military veteran and I’m the daughter and granddaughter of one, so that’s definitely something we paid attention to.

Moving on… more Unfortunate Son blog tour stops! I’ve been to Andrew Q. Gordon’s with a post on writing to a deadline, The Kimi-chan Experience talking about Atlanta as setting, Grace R. Duncan’s to discuss how “The Hero’s Journey” helped me write Unfortunate Son, and The Blogger Girls to talk about how the progression of same-sex marriage legalization could affect gay romance fiction. (The last post went up early, but better early than never!)

And in other news, I’ve completed the first round of edits on Sons book 2, Wayward Son, and I’m deep into work on book 3, Nobody’s Son. Also, the print version of Butt Babes in Boyland is being finalized, and Butt Riders on the Range (with my story “Faux Cowboy”) is in production with the publisher. Release dates to follow as soon as I have them!🙂

It’s a Random Updates Kind of Day

My 12 Days of Charity list is complete. If you need last-minute donation ideas, this would be a great place to start!

Amazon and AllRomance buy links are now active for Butt Babes in Boyland (in addition to the direct Wilde City link). So now you can pick up the book with a free ARe code, LOL. (For those wondering, the book will be available in print too, but I don’t know that publication date yet.)

The next butt-thology, Butt Riders on the Range, is in production and will be out in the spring. My story is “Faux Cowboy.”

Did you see the gorgeous cover for my January 12 release, Unfortunate Son?? You can preorder a copy, too!

I’ve just submitted the final manuscript file and a cover art spec sheet for Wayward Son, so that process is moving along. May/June is the release date!

I’m mostly taking Christmas week off. I have one production request to take care of by the end of the weekend, but after that, I’m not worrying about anything writing-related for a week. And I’m teleworking for the day job on Monday and Tuesday, but then I’ll be off for the holiday. Looking forward to the break!🙂

Butt Babes on Tour, a Review, and an Interview!

I’m guest blogging over at Prism Book Alliance today, talking about the craziness that is Butt Babes in Boyland and my love for holiday stories.

On Tuesday, fellow butt babe Kiernan Kelly guested at MM Good Book Reviews, who gave the anthology an awesome 4.5-star review. Yay! Thanks, Lisa!

Also, on Monday night, Wt Prater will be hosting most of the butts authors on Taste Test on WON Radio. Details and more guest appearances to come!🙂