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Jun. 11th, 2012

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[sticky post] 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.

Feb. 13th, 2024

kept tears

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.

Jul. 14th, 2019

kept tears

Rainbow Snippets

This will be my last snippet for a couple of weeks as I head to Ireland and Wales on a research trip. At least that will be fun (off set by even more bad news from work. Sigh)

I'm continuing These Haunted Hills where Josh, Brendan and Cassia are in the middle of a ghost hunt in the Stuart Opera House. (it's a tad over six sentences)




“Brendan, want to bring that EMF reader here?” Cassia interjected. “I want to show you when it picks up on electricity behind something.”

Josh watched as Cassia had Brendan scan a section of the stage. They knew there was wiring behind that which triggered the EMF readers. It looks spectacular, exciting the novice and veteran ghost hunter alike which is why care needed to be taken. He didn’t continue hunting on his own. They had gone over the Stuart Opera House several times in the past. This was all for Brendan’s sake.

Instead he contented himself with watching Brendan with far more interest than was safe. Brendan looked hot in his jeans, leaning close to Cass as she told him things. Now that he’d gotten to know Brendan better, Josh had slightly revised his first impression. Yes, Brendan was thin as a rake but he wasn’t skinny. He had good muscle tone which was almost surprising since he mostly had himself parked behind a computer for hours at a time. He didn’t strike Josh as a jogger and he hadn’t seen a bicycle around the cabin. He’d have to ask Brendan what he liked to do for fun exercise-wise.





If you'd like to play along, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook community where we post up 6 sentences of one of our LGBT stories every Saturday. It's been fun and you can find it here. Be sure to check out all the offers! It's been a great supportive group!

Jul. 6th, 2019

kept tears

Rainbow Snippets

It's too hot to think. So I'll just jump right into this. Here's more of the paranormal WIP These Haunted Hills. Brendan has just been touched in the Stuart Opera House by what he thinks is a ghost.

It was a tense moment but nothing more seemed to happen. Josh shrugged. “The ghost is known for touching people.”

“I’m not so sure I wanted to be touch.” Brendan twitched his shoulders.

“Another way to think of it is that it’s most likely a small ion wind,” Josh replied and at Brendan’s blank expression he added, “It’s an electrostatic force creating airflow. It can be demonstrated in a laboratory setting and it usually feels like being touched.”

“Ah, you’ll have to explain that to me again when I can write it down. It sounds like something my characters should know.”



If you'd like to play along, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook community where we post up 6 sentences of one of our LGBT stories every Saturday. It's been fun and you can find it here. Be sure to check out all the offers! It's been a great supportive group!

Jun. 29th, 2019

kept tears

Rainbow Snippets

Sorry I didn't get to everyone's posts last week. Between caring for Mom post-operatively and a vacation to Gettysburg that I just go back from about an hour ago I had no time. I'll do better this week, promise. Thanks to everyone who wished Mom well, it's much appreciated. Unfortunately I didn't see the facebook posts until after the comments were locked off so I couldn't thank you individually.

Everyone wanted to know what made Brendan jump last week in These Haunted hills (the haunting last night for me in the Farnsworth house presented as rotting flesh/gunpowder smells so Brendan might have fared better)

“What happened?” Cassia asked.

Josh left his area backstage to join them.

“Someone touched my shoulder. Josh was that you?”

“Uh-uh, I was back in the wings.” Josh pointed back the way he came. “How many times did you get touched?”

“Just that once. It was enough.”

“Can you do that again?” Cassia asked.

“Can you touch her,” Brendan countered.



If you'd like to play along, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook community where we post up 6 sentences of one of our LGBT stories every Saturday. It's been fun and you can find it here. Be sure to check out all the offers! It's been a great supportive group!

Jun. 8th, 2019

kept tears

Rainbow Snippets

I'm back home with the parents for a while for the summer and all the rest spinning around me is too depressing to deal with so I'll just set it aside for now.

I'll be continuing with These Haunted Hills Brendan has joined Josh at a wine bar for one of the steampunk meetings. I've skipped the introductions part and this takes place right after.

Exactly what does an airship do? I mean is it just for fun or do all your jobs have something to go with them?” Brendan asked.

“We’re writing up adventures for ourselves and doing a podcast,” Cassia said. “It’s a lot of fun. We only have three of them up so far but we have plans to do more.”

“Cassia does a lot of writing, or did but she doesn’t have the time she used to with her residency,” Emily said.

“I’ll have to have a listen,” Brendan said and Cassia flushed.

“Oh, it’s probably not very good,” she mumbled.

“Let me be the judge. So long as you’re having fun, that’s what counts.” Brendan reached for the wine menu.


If you'd like to play along, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook community where we post up 6 sentences of one of our LGBT stories every Saturday. It's been fun and you can find it here. Be sure to check out all the offers! It's been a great supportive group!

Jun. 2nd, 2019

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Sunday Small Talk

Yes, it has been a long time since I've done one of these. It's been a rough couple of months as I watched my university all but implode and 30% of us lose our jobs. I'm lucky not to but my friends weren't. Then again maybe they're the lucky ones because I think it's only a matter of time before the university folds.

Couple this with depression, bad crap happening in the publishing world and floods to my knees, making a writing post has been low on my list.

Writing wise, it's also been rough. I've slipped back into fanfic which normally would be a bad thing BUT it's keeping me writing without having to think too hard. Until I can get past this depression. Otherwise I might stop entirely which would make me more depressed.

But I am still writing some original fiction. I have almost finished my second Christmas story which is F/F/M set back where I used to live in WI. I just need to get the ending done. And I DID sell my other Christmas story so there's that. That makes me happy.

And Modified and Sacred with Ninestar Press is making me very happy too. It's still decently ranked after a couple of months. It could use more reviews but that's how these things go. The reviews have been good. Most wanted more (typical feeling with novellas) and one thinks I could have a series here. That could be fun.

The one thing I have been doing in this blog (besides Rainbow Snippets for my weekly self confidence boost) is been promoting other books. I've been trying to keep it a little more on brand since I write mostly SF/UF/Paranormal. Oh sure I'll be happy to promo contemporary stuff from people I know. I truly do believe we're here to help each other and this is one easy way for me to do that.

So bear with me. I'm down but I'm not out.

Jun. 1st, 2019

kept tears

Rainbow Snippets

Packing to go back with family and friends in Pittsburgh for the Summer and cleaning up after a flood yesterday washed mud about six inches high on everything and nearly washed my SUV into the creek. (No damage just a big mess)

Picking up with These Haunted Hills Brendan has just driven forty miles to a wine bar in Athens, Ohio to meet Josh and his steampunk group.

He took in Josh’s leather vest and the top hat that looked like it was leather perched on his head. Josh stood when he saw Brendan. His black and white striped pants, watch chain and boots really completed the outfit. Damn, he was cute. Brendan realized this was really why he’d drive so far. He wanted to see Josh. He’d have to contemplate his motives. Part of him thought so what if it was. He was still a living being. It was normal to find someone attractive and Josh was just cute as hell.

If you'd like to play along, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook community where we post up 6 sentences of one of our LGBT stories every Saturday. It's been fun and you can find it here. Be sure to check out all the offers! It's been a great supportive group!

May. 25th, 2019

collecting

Rainbow Snippets

Well the worst has happened. They basically gutted my university into a community college (except retaining like 6 4 year degrees) and let go the entire math and science department except for those needed to teach nursing (i.e. me) So needless to say I was distracted but I did just catch up on reading everyone's snippets from last week.

I'm going back to my paranormal WIP These Haunted Hills set here where I live (which ironically could end up published after I no longer do because I don't believe these cuts will save the school like the board does so I'm looking for a new job). Since it's been weeks let me refresh your memory. Brendan is a famous author who has lost his son to cancer and is in the Hocking Hills researching for his next novel, this time about ghost hunters. Josh is a geeky biology professor who hunts ghosts on the side.

Brendan’s butt felt numb. How did the people do here do this all the time? They seemed to be forty minutes or more from everything. He found the wine bar without a problem. It was a nice looking space, long with lots of brick and glass. Two seater tables lined the outside wall. He thought it was adorably overprotective of Josh to worry about the fact he couldn’t promise someone wouldn’t recognize Brendan and make a big deal about it. It was part of the whole you’re sort of famous thing.

He almost said no to coming because he should be writing but he wanted to get that local flavor. He wouldn’t have thought to add in all the driving his characters would have to do if he set them out in a place like this. It had to get annoying after a while or maybe it faded into the background of life, just something that was taken for granted.


(True fact, I live like 40 miles from every damn thing)

If you'd like to play along, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook community where we post up 6 sentences of one of our LGBT stories every Saturday. It's been fun and you can find it here. Be sure to check out all the offers! It's been a great supportive group!

May. 17th, 2019

kept tears

Rainbow Snippets

I did get the reading done, barely thanks to the depression getting even worse after a coworker did his level best to destroy the biology program and of course all the loss of women's rights this week. Sigh.

But onward or I will mire. I have one last snippet from Modified and Sacred. This comes right after an unknown ship has waylaid Addison and Deveral's shuttle as they're on their way to the conference.

“We’re hit, Turing! I’ve lost the engines. We’re spinning in. I’m trying to get the stabilizers back online,” Addison reported, his voice tense as his fingers flew over the controls. If the Turing replied, Deveral didn’t hear it. Nausea engulfed him as the ship spun and sank fast.

“I see a lake ahead,” Addison said. “I’ll try to ditch near there. Brace yourself!”

Deveral did, to no avail. They hit the water hard. The harness half crushed his chest when Deveral slammed forward as far as the safety gear would allow, and then it slammed him back in his seat, bouncing his head off the side of the wall. Everything went black.



Blurb

Lieutenant Addison Hunt is proud to serve the Confederation even if he still feels like he’s on the outside looking in. Addison was illegally genetically modified as a child, leaving him burdened with a sense of shame. Emotionally isolated from his fellow crewmen and recovering from injuries from his last job, Addison is happy to have light duty transporting an esteemed diplomat to a peace conference.

Deveral is one of the Sacred Kin, possessing a psychic ability that his people consider a spark of the divine. Like all the Sacred Kin, he’s led a sheltered life as a temple priest, but his heightened empathic ability makes him the perfect diplomat. Nervous to leave his home, he’s curious about his new companion, Lieutenant Hunt.

Not everyone wants the diplomatic mission to succeed, and a rebel faction poses a real threat to Addison and Deveral. Finding themselves cast adrift on a “lost” colony, they’ll have to fight to stay alive.


Buy link Here at Ninestar Press

If you'd like to play along, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook community where we post up 6 sentences of one of our LGBT stories every Saturday. It's been fun and you can find it here. Be sure to check out all the offers! It's been a great supportive group!

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