Forthcoming Stories

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It's been a while since I've posted anything. This has been a challenging year, a lot going on...but nothing terribly inspirational. Or perhaps it's been inspirational in spite of itself? The biggest thing was an accident back at the end of February, when I tore the muscles, ligaments and tendons in my foot. And my ankle. And developed tendonitis in my ankle. The medical "professional" (and yes, the quotation marks are necessary!) I saw initially told me I'd be walking around again in three days.

Cut to six months later, and I'm still using a cane for anything more than walking from the bedroom to the kitchen. I'm mostly mobile again, at least, after weeks and weeks and weeks of having to crawl around because I couldn't put any pressure at all on the foot. So I'm grateful for that. I just hope my dreams of volunteering at the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka aren't beyond my grasp now! As they say, "baby elephants need love, too." ♥


I haven't been writing as much as I'd like, though I do have an ebook called Serendipity out with Silver Publishing, a new publisher on the scene.

BLURB:
Jake Brown has always been content with his life on the family farm. When he learns his rock idol, the legendary Russ London, is making a tour stop nearby, Jake sneaks off to the city, planning a simple night of music and fun—but everything changes when a chance encounter in a coffee shop brings him face to face with Russ London himself.

Excerpt: )

Looks like Amazon only has the Kindle edition, but it's available in multiple formats at the publisher's site.

As usual, I'm late with news!

First, Communion was released from eXcessica last Friday.



COMMUNION BLURB
Tig, Vincent, Patrick, Colin, and Justin are long-time friends, but even the best of friends have secrets. Revelations can bring people closer, or tear them apart. That's the chance Tig took when he confessed his desire for D/s intimacy to Vincent, Patrick and Colin. It has led to a very satisfying arrangement among them, although they've kept their relationship and BDSM activities from Justin.

Now the time has come for Tig to risk himself again: with the others' help and support, he's ready to bring his desires to Justin, along with a confession of love.

Since taking up with Patrick and Colin, Vincent has seen and done more than he imagined possible, and he thought he knew what they were all getting into—but after tonight, nothing will ever be the same between these five friends.


and the excerpt )

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My other piece of news is that a new story, "Serendipity," has been accepted by Silver Publishing and is due out in August. I only submitted it yesterday, so I'd have to say this is the fastest acceptance I've had yet! Anyhow, here's the blurb for that one:

SERENDIPITY BLURB:
Jake Brown has always been content with his life on the family farm. When he learns his rock idol, the legendary Russ London, is making a tour stop nearby, Jake sneaks off to the city, planning a simple night of music and fun—but everything changes when a chance encounter in a coffee shop brings him face to face with Russ London himself.
There are some stories I hold more dear than others, and "Shirt and Shoes Required" is one of the beloved. So it's with a more than fair amount of satisfaction that I share this update:

Shirt and Shoes Required appears in the current issue of the online literary magazine The Battered Suitcase, out today!

This is my first appearance in a publication that is not focused on GLBTQ literature or romance/erotica, but I think it's a love story nonetheless.


Summary
Shifting and drifting through the seasons in the year after returning home, two war veterans learn that you can't always get what you want--but if you try, sometimes, you get what you need.


Excerpt
Lee wakes up when a gust of cold air hits him in the back as Jimmy lifts the edge of the comforter and climbs in.

Goddamn heat went out again.

They touch at the curve of their spines.

After a while, Jimmy turns and tucks up behind him, arm draping over him. For warmth, he says, shivering. Lee takes his hand to wrap him closer.


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