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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.

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!

May. 4th, 2019

kept tears

Rainbow Snippets

Making this quick as I need to get some rest before graduation tomorrow which will be rained all over. Sigh. At least the speaker could be interesting, an astronaut (yeah when you have go sit through graduation every year, the shiny wears off. I mean you're happy for the students but man it can be a grind if the speaker isn't good)

Have some more of Modified and Sacred which released on Monday. Last time we saw Addison through Deveral's eyes. Let's reverse that this time and get a glimpse of Deveral through Addy's.



Addison wondered about his passenger as Deveral watched Fyria fall away in the view screen. The dossier said the Sacred Kin had not been off-planet except for a few trips to the moon. Deveral’s odd, goat-like eyes with their spooky horizontal-bar pupils grew bigger and bigger the smaller Fyria became. His opalescent skin started turning light gray, blending him into the shuttle seat. Even his hair faded from the same fiery opal his skin had been to the hue of smoke. He realized this change might mean his companion was nervous, but it also fascinated Addison. Was his hair alive? Could it be cut? Did his hair not grow any longer than it was, like a dog’s fur?


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!

Apr. 27th, 2019

kept tears

Rainbow Snippets

Making this quick as I'm off with my steampunk Airship to represent at Rathacon today. It should be fun.

Have a little more of Modified and Sacred which releases on Monday! Addison and Deveral meet:

Deveral slowed his steps as he neared the cavern’s mouth. Weyba, the head priestess, waited with a human. Judging by the deep blue Coalition uniform, Deveral took him to be his escort arriving early. He studied the Coalition officer who waited in the flood of modern lighting and blinked rapidly, trying to adjust his vision to the sun-bright light so he could take in all the details. His escort stood less than average human height but was muscular. His short black hair, cut almost razor sharp, glistened in the sun. Deveral’s vision wasn’t cleared enough to pick out any more details other than a bland expression on his handsome face. He’d known his escort would be human. He hadn’t met many of them, being isolated as he was by his duties. Deveral wondered if he could read their emotions as well as he could his own kind. Humans had a reputation for being rough and tumble, sort of the opposite of his own peaceful people. Someone more prone to violence would be a good thing in case something went wrong with the mission.



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.


Pre-order 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!

Apr. 20th, 2019

kept tears

Rainbow Snippets

Another horrendous week at work has all but killed my creativity or even my ability to properly promote this upcoming novella.

So have a little more of Modified and Sacred. You met Addison last week. This week meet Deveral who is a Fryian, a humanoid race. Deveral is the titular Sacred, having abilities his people once believed was a spark of the divine. He's a rather sheltered fellow, living within the confines of the temple system because of his abilities.



Reaching the shrine, Deveral knelt before the roughly carved statues of the Goddess and her Consort. Most of the altar had been carved from the calcite flowstone walls which had continued to grow after the work was done—curtains of white and rust stone rippling down to meet the floor—swallowing up almost all the details but the statues themselves.

He reached up, touching their legs. While their features weren’t as fine as the more modern statues descended from these earliest ones, the smooth, slick marble cooled his fingers as he caressed the Goddess’s face. He prayed silently for the success of his mission, for his people and those he was going to help, for peace. Deveral’s knees ached as he unfurled from the floor, the cold water soothing them as he trekked back.


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.


Pre-order 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!

Apr. 13th, 2019

kept tears

Rainbow Snippets

Finally catching up. It's been a week of stress and exhaustion, so much so even on a day where I was feeling fine, I walked into my local writers group and they all thought I was sick. Yikes. I do have good news. I've been selected as the Welsh fellow from my university and I'll be going back to Wales to do research.

And my SF novella Modified and Sacred is now up for pre-order so I'll be snippeting from there and return to These Haunted Hills later. As a brief introduction to the snippet, Addison was illegally modified to be underwater slave labor and was rescued by Captain Valdis and her sister. He know serves on her ship as an officer (Your typical Starfleet-esque space opera set up) and he's been given his assignment, to guard and deliver the ambassador, Deveral, to a conference and Deveral is considered sacred by his people (hence the title, also I fear I'll never get back down to six sentences with the way I'm going).


“An uncomplicated escort mission would be a nice change of pace. Besides—” He grinned impertinently at his captain, breaking his own self-edict of being emotionally controlled. “—how often will I get to talk to a living god?”
Valdis snorted, garnering the attention of her navigators. “Deveral is not exactly a living god. He’s Sacred Kin,” she reminded him, though he could be trusted to read the dossier. “The Fyrians believe their Sacred Kin hold a flicker of God’s power. That said, do be on your best behavior, Lieutenant. I’d hate for you to cause an intergalactic mission to go belly up if you act like your usual sarcastic self.”
Addison offered her a flat smile, recognizing the subtle reprimand hidden in those humorous words. He’d spent too many hard years outside the military. He hadn’t been broken to their respectful ways, not entirely. That was why he fought to improve his on-duty demeanor. “I’ll behave.”


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.


Pre-order 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!

Apr. 6th, 2019

kept tears

Rainbow Snippets

I'm getting closer to the release date for my new novella but I'm waiting until the pre-order links and all that jazz are ready before snippeting it. I just got back from the Out of Darkness Suicide Prevention walk which was a nice experience (though it was a mile walk around campus, something I usually go to lengths to avoid).

I've jumped a little here in These Haunted Hills. It's been awhile since we've seen Cassia. She's Josh's best friend and fellow steampunker/ghost hunter. I picked this one because it shows Josh's growing feelings.

“You have a strange look in your eye,” Cassia said, hip bumping him.

“I’m thinking of inviting Brendan [to the steampunk get together] but you have to promise to not lose your crap.”

Glaring, Cassia crossed her arms under a chest well showcased by her corset. “I’ve already said that I was going to be the utmost professional.” She cocked an eyebrow at him. “That said, if he does come how long do you think it will be before he’d say yes to taking a picture.”

“Just do what I’m doing, sneak them in under the pretext of ghost photography.” Josh beamed.

She snorted then shot him with her nerf gun. “Brat. Also, excellent idea.”

“It’s been known to happen."


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!

Mar. 30th, 2019

kept tears

Rainbow Snippets

Exhausted. Drove across the state (on the skinny end so it wasn't so bad) to the Steampunk Symposium. Tomorrow I'll be doing my first author panel appearances. Wish me luck.

I'm hoping to have great fun (In spite of a late start tonight was good). I'll be snippeting from These Haunted Hills again. I skipped a little. They're now back at the cabin after putting out the cameras.

By the way I owe you thanks.”

Leaning against the counter, Josh shot him a confused look. “You hired me. You don’t owe me anything well besides my fee.”

“No, I do.” Brendan sat at the table. “Last night I was doing some research on you actually, just poking around your haunted sites for one. Then I found your Deviant Art page.”

“Oh god.” Joshua face palmed.

“No, it’s a good thing. You really do have talent. I’ve seen cover artists not half as good.”

“Thanks,” Josh muttered.

“I am serious. Anyhow I saw where you and your friend Cassia participated in a few charity auctions with your fan creations and gave the money to cancer research in Connor’s name.” Brendan’s voice caught. He couldn’t really swallow the lump forming in his throat. “I am blown away that people did that. I had no idea.”

Josh swung into the seat across the table. “I’m just happy to help. So many of us felt terrible for you and your family. There was nothing we could do to help, not really. But there are thousands of poor kids in similar situations. The money went to good causes. I still give money to St Jude’s when I can.”

“It’s appreciated more than you 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!

Mar. 23rd, 2019

kept tears

Rainbow Snippets

Sorry, I'm a little behind on last week's reading between a writing deadline, prepping for the author's panel next weekend and with my blood sugar being way out of control. I'll try to catch up.

Picking right up with where last week left off in These Haunted Hills. Josh and Brendan are in the woods putting up cameras so Josh can monitor fox activity.


Josh told him the various odds and sods he needed to get the camera mounted. Joshua was every bit as enticing as he swung back out of the tree as he’d been going up. He clapped a hand on Brendan’s shoulder.

“I want to put one more up over this way.”

They repeated the procedure. Brendan swore Josh took a more leisurely route up this time, showing off just a little. Yeah, he caught you. Brendan wondered where they went from here. He planned on pretending it didn’t happen.

They left the woods with Josh babbling happily about all the data he hoped to collect. By the time they broke out into open sky it had been painted in roses, purples and gold. A few stars had begun to pop up.



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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