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Jun. 11th, 2012

darkest midnight

[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.

Sep. 14th, 2019

kept tears

Rainbow Snippets

I'm running out the door to the Paw Paw festival but I thought I'd get this posted first.

Still continuing with These Haunted Hills. Brendan has agreed to go back to Josh's place (with Cassia in tow) to examine the evidence of their night of ghost hunting.


Brendan wondered if it had been the safe thing to do, agreeing to come to Josh’s house. He knew this could be a bit awkward but why should it be? He was here to do a ghost investigation not anything else. Though Josh’s dimpled chin invited nibbling, which still had the capacity to shock him. Was he finally returning to life?

Pushing that aside, Brendan took stock of Josh’s space. The old farmhouse was nicely done, painted blue which had been a shock. Inside, however, was exactly what he expected. Books everywhere, on the couch, overflowing from book shelves, stacked on a table. Also on that coffee table were several file folders that might be things for him to grade. He knew Josh was in the last week of class which he probably shouldn’t be taking him away from that work. Josh didn’t seem to mind but given his level of fandom he’d probably be willing to pull an all-nighter to be sure he had time for Brendan.



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!

Sep. 6th, 2019

kept tears

Rainbow Snippets

I'm finally settling a bit into this online class I'm teaching but I swear it might be the death of me. It's not leaving me much time to write and now I'm into full fall festival mode. Love this time of year.

I'm still continuing These Haunted Hills, Josh, Cass and Brendan are wrapping up a late night of ghost hunting and Josh doesn't want Brendan driving through dark, rural Appalachia by himself. It's a bit long so I can finish the thought.

“We could do this another time or if you wanted to do it tonight, there are plenty of hotels in the Athens area.” Josh made a face. “I feel guilty making you pay extra for this. We’ll be going back to my house to do the review. I have a couple spare bedrooms and if you were comfortable with that, you can stay there. Sometimes Cass does too.”

“I could stay tonight if need be,” she put in hurriedly. He and she had talked about this at the cabin while Brendan had been poking around. They thought maybe he’d feel less like Josh was trying to put the moves on him if she was there as a buffer.

Brendan shot them a look that said he might think they were high. “I’d be fine with that if it’s not an imposition. It’s already pretty dark outside, right? If you’d rather do the evidence thing another time, I’m fine with that too, but I wouldn’t mind staying the night.”



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!

Sep. 2nd, 2019

kept tears

Where Have I Been All Summer

If anyone has been paying attention, they'll have noticed outside of a few Rainbow Snippets I've been silent all summer. I wish I could say it was because I was hard at work but that would be a lie.

All I've done writing wise was some Christmas shorts (all of which have been picked up so that's a good thing. No, my creativity was stolen and my silence born out of a truly hellish year.

I think I blogged a bit about the fact that my university is one step from closing. We lost over a third of the faculty to firing and more have quit in disgust and/or running from a sinking ship. I'm planning to do the same but my age, and my lack of research papers hampers me (this is a teaching school that didn't allow for much research). Needless to say that dented my psyche badly.

I went home to Pittsburgh with my family for the summer. I was hoping for some rest and recovery but Mom had injured her foot. From the moment I saw it I knew it would go badly. In my former career, before my injury, I was a podiatrist. I wasn't wrong. On my birthday she was admitted to the hospital and a few days later had to have her big toe amputated, a surgery I've performed many times.

At least I was there to help with the recovery, I mean who better right than a podiatrist? But my entire summer was then spent helping Mom which wasn't easy because no one wants to watch their parents losing body parts but better that toe than her whole leg which it would have come to had this amputation not happened.

The only bright spot was going to Ireland and Wales on the research fellowship I had been awarded. And I got to go with a very good friend which made it better (even though she didn't get much say in what we did since while for her it was vacation for me, it was work. Okay Ireland was vacation). It was an excellent trip (traveling there and back aside as that was stressful and full of mischief). Not only do I have good ideas for my research papers, I'm bursting with settings and story ideas. I've been to Wales before but never Ireland. I want to go back there so badly. And our guide was a friend I made last time in Wales, she runs Archaeotours and is an archaeologist. I recommend that tour group.

I came back to a hellish semester. I'm teaching more in one semester than I would in a year normally because of all the lost faculty and the fact they had so many interested in my brand new online pathophysiology class that I now have three sections and no home internet because the landlords cut through the lines. For three weeks no internet.

My only hope for salvaging anything for writing will be nano which I'll be struggling through. So that's why it's been so quiet this summer.

Aug. 31st, 2019

kept tears

Rainbow Snippets

Wow it's been nearly a month since I've been gone. I temporarily have internet at home (but the cable for it is lying in the grass waiting for a lawnmower to find it). Turns out my idiot landlords didn't call before digging and placing french drains (which we needed) and severed phone, internet and tv cables to the whole complex and did nothing about it. Sigh. Hopefully I can catch up with my three online classes enough to catch up with all of you!

Still working with These Haunted HIlls picking up where we left off with Brendan and Josh ghost hunting with Cassia, Josh's friend and it's getting late in the evening.

How about you, Brendan? Ready to call it a night?”

“Sure, if you think we’ve done all we can here.”

“I think you’ve gotten the basic idea of what we do. Next time out, we’ll take you out with the whole team on a fresh investigation where we don’t know what to expect. That should be fun,” Josh said.

“Is this the part where you go over the evidence, like we did with the hotel?” Brendan waggled the recorder obviously eager.

“We can but here’s something I should have thought of earlier and I feel like an ass because I didn’t.” that much was true. It had slipped Josh’s mind how unfamiliar Brendan was with this piece of Appalachia. He prayed Brendan didn’t think he was scamming him. “If we try to do this tonight, it’ll be pretty damn late by the time we’re done. I’m not sure how safe it would be for you to try to get back to the cabin.”


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!

Aug. 9th, 2019

kept tears

Rainbow Snippets

I'm so not ready for the semester to start. It's going to be a horribly sad semester, knowing a good chunk of us are gone or will be by the end of the year. It's already killing my creativity.

I'm picking up with These Haunted Hills right where I left off with Brendan ghost hunting with Josh and Cassia and Josh thinking about asking Brendan out. However....

But he couldn’t just say that. If Brendan didn’t feel the same way he’d embarrass himself and potentially lose this time with Brendan. Worse, he’d end up feeling like he tried to take advantage of an emotionally fragile man. He simply couldn’t do that and reality sucked.

“Think we’ve done enough?” he called to Cassia, not sure why he wanted to end it now because what came next might be awkward. If Brendan wanted to look at the evidence now, he wouldn’t get home until very late and Josh wasn’t sure he wanted Brendan driving the poorly marked country roads, most of which were unlit, while exhausted.

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!

Aug. 2nd, 2019

kept tears

Rainbow Snippets

I'm back after a couple weeks. Ireland and Wales were wonderful and the creative bank has been refilled. I'm grateful for that because the new semester will be starting and it will be a hard year at work.

I'm continuing with These Haunted Hills. We're picking up right where we left off a while back, Josh and Cassia are taking Brendan out for his first official ghost hunt at the Stuart Opera House.

Thoughts of wrapping himself around that slender body edged into Josh’s consciousness. Maybe he should pretend to be working before things got very hard and very awkward. He’d probably die from mortification if he got caught and Cassia would never let him forget it. Brendan would know it was because of him and might fire him on the spot. Josh sighed softly. It might have been easier all around if Brendan had been a celebrity asshole. Josh would have had no problems doing his job then without any concerns about finding the man attractive. As it was, he wanted to ditch Cass and take Brendan out on a proper date somewhere, no ghosts involved.

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. 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!

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