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My Publications and where to find them

Once Upon a Time in the Weird West anthology


Love Wins(charity anthology benefiting the Pulse shooting victims)



Love is Love Poetry anthology (charity anthology benefiting the Pulse shooting victims)


Soldiers of the Sun published with Dreamspinner Press as part of my Soldiers of the Sun Series (see also Snowbound and The Darkest Midnight in December) . buy it here in paperback or here as an eBook


Snowbound published with Dreamspinner Press. buy it here


A Wolf in the Fold published with Wayward Ink Press as part of their Of Heaven and Hell anthology buy it here - OOP


The Light of Winter published with Dreamspinner Press as part of their 2014 Advent Calendar. buy it here

Nothing But Himself published with Less than Three Press. YA paranormal. Project Fierce charity Anthology, Everyone Deserves a Home

Triskelion free (but you have to be a member of M/M Romance to see it)


If Two of Them Are Dead published with Dreamspinner Press. Steampunk/mystery, m/m buy it here


Kept Tears published with Dreamspinner Press. Urban Fantasy, m/m set in Pittsburgh. find the ebook here

and the paper back here

The Darkest Midnight in December novella ebook (m/m erotic, historical paranormal)

Peace in the Valley part of Dreamspinners 2012 Advent calendar Peace in the Valley (m/m erotica, werewolf)



Crisis in Faith short story ebook (m/m erotic, urban fantasy)


Ghost of Jupiter in Dreamspinner Press’s anthology, Cross Bones ebook & paperback (m/m erotic, SF)


Haunted in Dreamspinner Press’s anthology, Two Tickets to Paradise ebook & paperback (m/m erotic, urban fantasy)

A Brief Respite web-based
m/m erotic, historical paranormal, sequel to The Darkest Midnight in December and Snowbound, Freebie!)

Unquiet Ghosts in Circlet’s anthology, Like a Sacred Desire ebook
(f/m erotic, fantasy)

Mysterious Spirit (m/m erotic, BDSM, fantasy) - Sorry OOP.

Snowbound in Dreamspinner Press’s anthology, NeckingThe Darkest Midnight in December</i>) Sorry it's now OOP but now rereleased, see above.

In the Hands of Gods in Dreamspinner Press’s anthology, A Brush of Wings (historical m/m erotic, paranormal) Sorry it's now OOP.
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Free Story - A Brief Respite

And for you, a free story from me! This was originally a freebie on DSP's site for Halloween It's from my series on 1930's demon hunters and is m/m/m. While it is a stand alone it can be considered a sequel to my novella The Darkest Midnight in December ( blurb and purchase info here) and my short story Snowbound in Dreamspinner's anthology Necking ( blurb and purchase info here)

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Ah, wish I had time right now to construct a website so this could be a PDF download for you all.
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Rainbow Snippets

Converting my muscle practical to an online version is just killing me. So without any more preamble here's more of These Haunted Hills picking up with them still talking about Brendan's emotional breakdown post losing/finding his pendant. Vince, John and Kiyomi are characters in Brendan's bestselling YA book. Connor was his son.



“Can I tell you about Connor’s last day?”

A tight band worked around Josh’s chest. This was so intimate and frightening he wasn’t sure he should hear it but he couldn’t say no. “Of course.”

“Luckily we were able to keep most of it out of the news which wasn’t easy. They can be vultures.”

“I’m sure.”

“He died on his birthday,” Brendan said, low and flat, hiding himself away from his own emotions. “He wanted Vince, Kiyomi and John to be at his party, such as it was in the hospital. The actors were happy to show up for this in costume. They talked and played with Connor. He had a ball. He cried a little, wishing their magic could make him feel better. Heather and I tried so hard not to lose it right then and there. Connor wanted a picture with all three of them. He kissed them on the cheek and climbed into my lap.

“He said, Daddy, this was the best birthday ever and I hope he really believed that. He kissed Heather and I then curled up against my shoulder and said, I love you, to us. He shut his eyes and Connor slipped away not more than five minutes later.”

Brendan’s voice broke, his chest heaving. Josh held him tighter. “I’m so sorry, Brendan.”




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Ugh it's midterms and I'm still sitting here with tooth pain so I'll just drop this snippet and run.

Continuing on with These Haunted Hill Brendan is having a massive panic attack about losing his pendant and Josh just found it in his truck. It's longer than 7 sentences but it completes the thought

Brendan whipped around so fast, he slammed a shoulder into the porch. He toppled with a cry. Josh raced over, dropping into a crouch next to him. He put a hand on Brendan’s sweating shoulder. It bled a little from where it kissed the wooden porch.

“What’s wrong? It’s just a necklace.”

Brendan snagged it from Josh’s hand, shaking so hard he nearly dropped it. He put it around his neck without comment. His trembling fingers brushed the glass, lingering over the metallic blue swirl of glass inside the pendant. “It’s Connor.”

“I don’t understand.” Josh sat on the edge of the porch.

“It’s part of his ashes. They make them into glass art.” He closed his fingers around it. “I can’t lose this. I can’t lose part of my son.” Brendan wept a few tears then they came as a torrent.

Josh caught his breath. He slipped an arm around Brendan’s back. “I didn’t know.”

Brendan shook his head. “His mother and I did different things with Connor’s ashes. I wanted just a tiny part of him to keep with me always.”



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October, my favorite month. This is Halloween has been running on a loop in my head. I've been out hiking as much as I can with all the lovely leaf change. It is helping me forget some of the crap in the world if only for a little while.

I'm going back to These Haunted Hills which I'm finishing for nano if it kills me. Brendan and Josh are done ghost hunting for the day. They're back at Brendan's cabin, ready to get a little naked for the first time (reminder, since it's been since forever, Green Tablet is Brendan's bestselling YA series and he always has a glass pendant on that he uses almost as a worry stone)



He eased Brendan back then caught the edges of his own shirt, pulling it up over his head. “Maybe a little fun in the shower first, get the tick repellant off of us,” he said, figuring out no good way to make that sounds sexy.

Brendan snorted then pulled off his own shirt. He had the Green Tablet symbol tattooed over his heart but along it was something resembling an oscilloscope. Brendan tossed the shirt aside running a hand over his chest then his eyes popped open wide. Panic flashed across his face as he looked at his chest.

“My necklace!” he cried. “Oh god, I lost it. I can’t have lost it.” Brendan all but fell next to his shirt, shaking it hard. “It’s gone. It can’t be gone. Where is it?”

“Brendan,” Josh started then flinched as Brendan turned on him, face white as marble.

He jammed his fingers along his waist band checking to see if the necklace had lodged there. “What if I lost it in those fucking woods? I have to go back there now.” His voice cracked, going shrill.

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I tried to forget the sadness of RBG's death by going out into the woods because it was a beautiful day. Everyone had that idea. Literally no place to park, I saw at least 100 people just in the parking area, no makes. I found a slightly better spot but it was still so crowded it wasn't fun. Sigh. I'll try again tomorrow elsewhere.

I have more of my new paranormal romance release, Cassadaga Nights


“Santino, I have something for you.”

“Is this a dirty call? I’m not alone.” He chuckled.

“Well, I was going to say meet me, but not for sexy times, regrettably.” God, did Ryan regret that. “Someone has, in theory, summoned a spirit that’s roaming the town, and JayEllen, another paranormal investigator, asked me to look into it. Want to come to the Cassadaga Cemetery with me?”

“How could I turn down such a weird date?





Blurb : Santino Bellomi and his coworker, Cam, are sent to Cassadaga, Florida by the Aspida Pneuma, a group of psychics and mages. Their job is to rescue a nixie from a polluted lake and to check out the town, which is known for its psychics. New recruits to the Aspida are always welcome and where better than a spiritualist camp to hunt for them? What Santino wants most, however, is to finish the assignment quickly. He isn’t a fan of heat and humidity, and he’d looking forward to a well-earned vacation once the mission is over.

Ryan Doyle grew up in Cassadaga, where being psychic runs in the family. Ryan has never roamed far from home, though it’s hard being a geeky gay, wannabe urban fantasy author living in a small town. His job as one of the town psychics is fairly routine until he meets someone new. Ryan has never encountered anyone with a psychic shield so strong until Santino sits down for a reading. Intrigued, he asks Santino out even though Santino is as secretive as he is fun.

Santino hopes to win Ryan over both for himself and for the Aspida. And he’s hoping his skills in the kitchen will swing the balance in his favor. Ryan has almost given up on finding love, living in rural Florida. Can a seductive tourist be the answer to his dreams?

Things never run smoothly for those in the Aspida. What should have been a simple rescue mission is plagued by mosquitoes, enraged ghosts, and someone or something draining residents of their life force. Ryan’s first foray into adventure may be his last.




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I'm so overworked and brain dead I thought my release was yesterday for Cassadaga Nights (I did a count down and everything.) It's Monday. Head desk. Also sitting here looking at the west coast with such dread and sadness.

So I'llbe continuing with my paranormal novella Cassadaga Nights. Have I mentioned that I used to live in the psychic commune of Cassadaga for a few years? It is an odd, fun little place. I'm continuing on with Ryan's first sighting of Santino at a psychic reading. Lisa is Ryan's mentee in how to do readings.


Would it be ethical to break into Lisa’s reading if she wasn’t having trouble and hurry her along because Ryan really wanted to take this man’s hand? Touch governed his ability to read someone, visions sometimes coming to him when he didn’t want them. Sometimes knowing people too well by merely touching them, or something they valued, could be heartbreaking. It didn’t stop Ryan from wanting to hold this man’s hand. Watch it be one of the times his powers gave him diddly-squat.






Blurb : Santino Bellomi and his coworker, Cam, are sent to Cassadaga, Florida by the Aspida Pneuma, a group of psychics and mages. Their job is to rescue a nixie from a polluted lake and to check out the town, which is known for its psychics. New recruits to the Aspida are always welcome and where better than a spiritualist camp to hunt for them? What Santino wants most, however, is to finish the assignment quickly. He isn’t a fan of heat and humidity, and he’d looking forward to a well-earned vacation once the mission is over.

Ryan Doyle grew up in Cassadaga, where being psychic runs in the family. Ryan has never roamed far from home, though it’s hard being a geeky gay, wannabe urban fantasy author living in a small town. His job as one of the town psychics is fairly routine until he meets someone new. Ryan has never encountered anyone with a psychic shield so strong until Santino sits down for a reading. Intrigued, he asks Santino out even though Santino is as secretive as he is fun.

Santino hopes to win Ryan over both for himself and for the Aspida. And he’s hoping his skills in the kitchen will swing the balance in his favor. Ryan has almost given up on finding love, living in rural Florida. Can a seductive tourist be the answer to his dreams?

Things never run smoothly for those in the Aspida. What should have been a simple rescue mission is plagued by mosquitoes, enraged ghosts, and someone or something draining residents of their life force. Ryan’s first foray into adventure may be his last.




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Still working on the house clean up but I did finish camp nano but not the actual project. Ah well.

Picking up from last week's bit for These Haunted Hills where Josh and Brendan are fire side talking about his new novel's first draft.

So, you made mention of reading to me.” Josh beamed.

“So I did.” Brendan put his messenger bag in his lap and extracted the computer. “Keep in mind it’s super rough.”

“I’ve been warned.”

Brendan pulled up the file. He hadn’t read a story in this state out loud to anyone but Kristen in years. Somehow it felt right. With the glow of the computer bright in the night, Brendan started to read.


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The school work is ramping up again now that we're down to the last two weeks. I'm rather drowning in it.

Still with These Haunted Hills. Brendan has consented to read a little of the new book to Josh fire-side.

Josh practically bounced out of the cabin. Grinning to himself, Brendan slipped his computer into the messenger bag then fetched his Thomas Tew rum to whip up the dark and stormies.

Josh had the fire pit roaring when Brendan got outside. It had gotten dark enough for the stars to come out. Brendan sat in the lawn chair after handing over one of the drinks. He tilted his head back and sipped the richly spiced drink. He always chose the spiciest ginger beer brands he could find. “Damn, the sky is really crystalline isn’t it? I love it out here. I didn’t think I would. I was terrified to come out here.”

“I did get that vibe from you. You didn’t seem like a country kind of guy.”

“No, not really but I am loving this way more than I thought. I haven’t seen this many stars in forever. I can see why you’d like to head out into the desert for some stargazing. You know, Red Rock Canyon near Las Vegas has some nice star gazing and then you can also have all the fun of the Vegas strip too. Are there foxes to research out there?”

“Hmmm I’m not sure. There is the Sierra Nevada or High Sierra fox. It’s a subspecies of red fox and it highly endangered but I think its range is the California desert.”


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Dealing with the mice in the house and my classes is still taking up far too much of my time but at least I'm slowly getting one room down to a reasonable amount of junk in it.

Picking up where I left off with These Haunted Hills Brendan has asked Josh if he wants to be a first reader for the new novel.

“Yes I am.”

“Classes are ending, well for the undergrads. I can handle the research and my own paper writing. I would do anything to be able to read that draft.”

Brendan grinned, knowing that might be the literal truth. “I’ll have some paperwork you’ll need to sign off on when it comes to keeping it secret etcetera. You’d be surprised at people who’d be willing to sell a draft or try to steal it. We’re even having problems with people selling advanced reader copies that we send out for review.”

“I would never do that to you. I’d be happy to sign whatever. But.” Josh pressed his hands together like a prayer. “Can I see some tonight?”

“Want to make a fire and I can read a little of it?”

If Josh’s eyes got any bigger, Brendan was sure they’d fall out of his head. “I will make that happen.”


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