More from the side of the road…

Hola Snippetteers!

Last week I promised a proper intro to my new story so here it is—along with another snippet.

My latest project that’s out on submission is an LGBTQ+ Romance featuring Ezra Cook, who was assigned female at birth and identifies as bisexual and genderqueer. Ezra is caregiver to older brother Tray, who’s living with early-onset Alzheimer’s, and they live in an unincorporated area outside the small town of Drop, Oregon. Drop is about halfway between Portland and the coast, near where i used to live, and is completely fictional. :)

The story, which i’ll call SB for now, is told in alternating first person POV. This snippet picks up right where we left off last week so we’re still riding along with Ezra, who was walking home in the dark and the rain when a car pulled off the road.


Red Richardson, also known as Ellred Long, the name he got the day he was born. Back from Los Angeles where he never really made it but came close enough to be a Big Man in this little backwash town of five hundred (give or take). What he was doing that far off the highway or any of the main roads, I had no clue.

“Hey,” he shouted. Even just hearing him shout you couldn’t help but know the man could sing. “Let me give you a lift. It’s starting to rain again.”

Slowly, to give myself time to figure out what was going on, I approached the passenger side of the car. I didn’t want to get in—that was trouble waiting to happen if I’d ever seen it—but I wasn’t looking forward to walking for another two hours either. I bent at the waist to look in the window, a safe four feet between me and the car; a blast of warm air hit my face and I tried not to look too hard at him.

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I’m the guest!


Today i’m visiting the lovelies at Cup O’ Porn, talking about my upcoming holiday release, Cascades, and giving away an Amazon gift card:

Drop in and join the conversation about older heroes!


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Book Blast & #Giveaway : I Have You by Grein Murray


“Do you ever think about leaving everything behind and just starting a new life? I do all the time, but I’d want you with me.” Kyle had a fierce look in his eyes. “I’m just so tired of hiding my feelings for you and who I am. I have this gorgeous boyfriend, but I have to pretend we’re just friends and I hate it.”

“When we go to college it will be different, Kyle.” Christopher rubbed Kyle’s shoulder, but he shrugged it off.

“No, it won’t. Don’t you understand? If someone that knows my family sees us and tells my parents they will make our lives miserable. We have to be careful, Christopher.” Kyle sat back in the seat, tears pooling in the corner of his eyes.



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When I’m not writing I like going to concerts. Music is a big part of my life, I’ve played bass guitar since I was a teen. I love nature and enjoy hiking and working with causes that help protect our planet and wild animals.

I have loved books all of my life and have always enjoyed escaping the ordinary world by getting lost in a good book. I read a lot of different genres of books but have fallen in love with MM. I support the gay community and hope one day people will see that love is love and that it is a beautiful thing no matter your gender, race or religion. Joshua and his story have been in my head for years but I never took the time to write it.

With encouragement from some fellow authors and friends I took the leap and now all of you can get to know my characters and I hope you love them as much as I do.


Where to find the author:

My FB author page is

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Publisher: Grein Murray

Cover Artist: Kellie Dennis

Pages or Words: 101 pages

Categories: Gay Fiction, M/M Romance

Book Name: I Have You

Series: Spinoff from the ‘Joshua’ series

Release Date: November 2, 2015


Divine Magazine Book Awards

I’m not the best at promoting my work but am always looking for an opportunity to promote others or show my appreciation for the wonderful artists i get to work with. When i saw the nominations for this award i couldn’t pass it up. I’ve entered the cover for The Pinch of the Game for Best Cover. AngstyG did an amazing job on this cover and if you agree please vote for her here.

Nominations are open to books published from December 1, 2014 to November 30, 2015. If you’d like to add anything to the list, the Linky is open for another week or so. The top 20 in each category will go on to the next round.

Thank you for your support. Most of us would keep writing even without publishing contracts or reviews or awards, but nothing can take the place of a reader. <3

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Cover Reveal and #Giveaway : The Sacrifice and Other Stories by Kim Fielding!

I’m thrilled to host the lovely and talented Kim Fielding and her latest self-published release, the fantasy anthology The Sacrifice. As with all her self-published titles, royalties will be donated to Doctors Without Borders. Thanks for visiting, Kim!

I hate waiting, so here it is, the cover! Check out an excerpt below and enter the giveaway for a chance at an ebook copy of her novel Rattlesnake!


The Sacrifice and Other Stories

by Kim Fielding


A sickly man seeks recovery in a seaside cottage.

A temple slave tends a man due to be sacrificed.

A soldier releases a genie.

In seven fantasy short stories and novellas, men find passion with other men in the most unexpected places, and even the gravest circumstances may open the door to hope and love.

This anthology includes two brand-new short stories. In “The Sacrifice,” Rylo is a temple slave tasked with comforting a man who is scheduled to be killed in the morning. In “Chasing Away Cold,” Daku builds an ice sculpture of the god Jarli in order to ensure the end of winter. The collection also includes three novellas and two additional short stories, gathered for the first time in a single volume. “Treasure” introduces Jules, a young man who travels to the quirky seaside town of Urchin Cove to regain his health—and finds an unexpected treasure washed up on the beach. Xolani, a soldier in “Three Wishes,” picks up a small glass bottle and unleashes a surprise. Another soldier, Volos in “Guarded,” will risk everything to save Prince Berhanu. In the sequel, “Mato’s Tale,” an unassuming innkeeper gets a chance for adventure. And in “The Downs,” Enitan is unjustly banished and comes to discover that the demons he must face aren’t the ones he expected.

Join Kim Fielding on journeys through imagined worlds where magic is commonplace and romance lies just around the next bend. All royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontiers.




Available now for preorder from Amazon. Releases November 27.



Kim Fielding is the bestselling author of numerous m/m romance novels, novellas, and short stories. Like Kim herself, her work is eclectic, spanning genres such as contemporary, fantasy, paranormal, and historical. Her stories are set in alternate worlds, in 15th century Bosnia, in modern-day Oregon. Her heroes are hipster architect werewolves, housekeepers, maimed giants, and conflicted graduate students. They’re usually flawed, they often encounter terrible obstacles, but they always find love.

After having migrated back and forth across the western two-thirds of the United States, Kim calls the boring part of California home. She lives there with her husband, her two daughters, and her day job as a university professor, but escapes as often as possible via car, train, plane, or boat. This may explain why her characters often seem to be in transit as well. She dreams of traveling and writing full-time.

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Excerpt (from “Chasing Away Cold”):

She knelt, scooped a handful of snow, and stood to hold it before her. “This is nothing special—simply water that has frozen and melted and frozen again. But sometimes something very important may come from nothing at all. It depends on the heart of the maker.” She dropped the snow and pressed her hand against Daku’s chest. “The contents of a heart can change everything.”

Although he didn’t understand, he nodded. Then he gave her the cup and turned to complete the ice man.

He took particular care over the face: a narrow chin and broad cheekbones, far-set eyes with a slight downward tilt at the outside, a strong nose, and lips stretched in a wide smile. The ice man’s hair was straight, falling well below his shoulders.

“You’ve made him beautiful,” Yalamay said. Daku couldn’t say whether she’d gone and returned or had been standing there the entire time.

“He is beautiful. I only… I only tried to show that.”

Yalamay nodded as if this made perfect sense. “I knew you were the right one for this.”

Aside from Daku’s mother, people rarely praised him, and Yalamay was always sparing with her commendations. Daku should have preened under her rare words. But he was too preoccupied with what he had created. The ice man looked so real, so joyful. And in a few short hours he would be destroyed.

Daku swallowed with difficulty, but he managed a small smile when Yalamay patted his back. “Thank you for letting me do this,” he said.

“I won’t always be here, my boy. And none in the tribe but you could make Jarli so well.”

“Don’t go!” Daku cried, as if she could somehow stop death.

She chuckled. “I am pleased to be appreciated. But Daku, everything changes eventually. Winter becomes spring becomes summer becomes autumn becomes winter. Youngsters grow old and babies are born. Even hard stone is worn away”—she gestured at the rock on which the ice man stood—“but new plants grow.” She gestured toward the forest. “Someday this world will see changes that are so far beyond the tribe’s dreaming. But a few things remain unaltered. Do you know what those things are?”

“The gods?”

Her laughter startled a nearby crow from its branch. “Oh no, my boy. Gods and goddesses change too. More slowly than humans, perhaps, but no less inevitably. But the world contains magics even more powerful than gods, and the strength of those magics never changes. What are they?”

At first his mind was as blank as a fresh layer of snow. But Yalamay looked at him expectantly, and Daku remembered the conversation he’d had with his mother earlier in the day. “Love and courage.”

“Very good! There are others too, but I think those are an excellent start.”


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It’s been a while…

Hola Snippetteers!

I’ve missed you guys! Today i hit send on another novel, so i thought i’d share a bit and see what you-all think. And if the story gets a little “on sub” luck out of the deal, so much the better.

These are the first 10 sentences so i’ll hold off on an intro for now, but will warn you that this is an unedited snippet, best read while squinting. :)


It had been a while since the last time a moving vehicle hit me, but I wasn’t in the mood to take chances. The night was dark—no moon and only a smattering of stars peeking between the clouds, but at least the rain had stopped—and even though the county road I walked along was flat I’d just passed a blind turn. A blind turn the locals had been known to straighten now and then, especially when the weekend and low visibility coincided.

I ran toward the neighbor’s fence, their patched fence with a boulder guarding the apex of the turn, and hoped whoever sat behind the wheel didn’t mean to run me down. The way my luck was going that night, with the unexpected rain and Granddad’s truck quitting, it surprised me when the car stopped and I still stood upright.

The GTO, the 1964 stock GTO that I knew to be deep purple but looked black just then, rocked gently and then settled. It rocked again when he leaned across the seat to roll the window down. Even if he’d seen the truck he wouldn’t know who I was. He’d left town before we moved here, and only one thing about me is at all noteworthy anyway. Everyone knew the day he came back to town.


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No wonder i’m tired!


This has been a busy year writing-wise and life-wise—so busy I’ve been dragging a little so far this month. During times like that, when I’m a little burned out and wondering why I do all the things I do, it’s good to reflect on what I’ve accomplished and then look forward to the good things coming up. Instead of making a list and keeping it to myself, I’m posting it here where anyone can see it. If you have a list of accomplishments you’d like to share in the comments I’d love to see it!

So far this year I’ve released two novellas with Dreamspinner—my first paranormal (The Pinch of the Game) and book one of my first-ever series, Buchanan House.


My Q&A will be on The Romance Review’s Year-End Splash Party tomorrow, November 15! Get in on the fun and maybe win a copy of Buchanan House:


On December 9th my first standalone holiday novella Cascades will be out. It’s a risky book for reasons I’ll discuss on a few upcoming guest spots:
November 19: Cup O Porn
December 9: Dreamspinner Blog
December 10: Erin McRae and Racheline Maltese
December 12: Facebook Chat on the DsP Page


Torque CoverI’ve also been working on 2016. My first book with Samhain, Torque, is scheduled for release on Feb. 23. I love this story so much and can’t wait for it to get out in the world. It’s available for pre-order through Amazon now, but should be on discount through Samhain during release week. (I just sent a new story to my Samhain editor so my fingers are crossed i’ll have another announcement before too long.)

In January I’ll be unveiling a new logo, designed by the lovely A.J. Corza. Torque isn’t a Male-Male Romance so i can’t use my “Regular Guys” tagline anymore. I asked her to work her magic again and she hit it out of the park. I’ll hold a giveaway to celebrate the beautiful new banners and avatars–they’re so gorgeous i can hardly wait to start using them!

In March and April of 2016 I’ll add to my Buchanan House series with Dreamspinner: book 1.5, the free short “Pride Weekend”, should come out sometime in March and book 2, the novel Tiny House that tells Nathan’s story, sometime in April.


That’s worth being a little tired, I think. :)

Okay, that’s enough resting on my laurels. Time to work on my third Buchanan House Love Story!

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Book Blast & #Giveaway : Duce by Kai Tyler!



Carlos’s POV


“Your first time folding clothes.”

I’d been admiring him so much I’d forgotten everything else. His words made me look at my handiwork and my cheeks heated. How did he know it was my first time?

“I-I’m sorry if it’s not up to your standard.” I felt inadequate and silly that I couldn’t fold my own clothes well.

“You did a good job.”

“I did?” Warmth spread across my chest at his approving words.

“Yes, you did. Come here.”

I didn’t need a second invitation. I hurried to him.

Placing both hands on either side of my face, he stared at me for a minute, the expression in his eyes completely unreadable. Then he jammed his hands into my hair, tugged my head back, and lowered his lips to mine.

I melted against him. In contrast to the hardness of his body, his lips were soft. Full and soft. His tongue explored my mouth. Hungry. Seeking. Savouring. I groaned, grabbing onto his bare back and rubbing my cock against him.

He broke the kiss. Nuzzled my chin, my neck. Bristles scoured my skin. Callused hand wrapped around my dick. I gasped for air, leaked pre-cum like a tap. A thumb swiped and he spread the moisture, using it as lubricant as he jacked me.

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Meet the author:

Although I’m new to writing MM Romance, I’ve been a reader and lover of the genre for many years. I love writing about gangsters with heart, good men who do bad things to survive in a crazy world. Men who love as fiercely as they fight.

When I’m not helping other authors promote their works, you might find me in a coffee shop, day dreaming about how the cute couple in the corner fell in love. You can also find me online ogling images of hot men, which I do share btw.


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Publisher: Kai Tyler

Cover Artist: Love Bites and Silk

Pages or Words: 51204 words; Paperback: 234 pages

Categories: Crime Fiction, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Thriller

Author Name: Kai Tyler

Book Name: Duce

Series: World’s End

Book: Two

Release Date: October 19, 2015


Book Blast & #Giveaway : Make Me by Brina Brady!



Dmitri took Brennen’s hand and they walked to the outside bar, sitting right on the white sand. They each sat down on a stool. Dmitri had ordered them two fun island drinks with the cute umbrellas inside the glasses.

“It’s so nice to be alone with you, Bren. Just us. No one else.”

“Yeah, finally.”

“Do you like your drink?” Dmitri asked.

“Yeah, it’s fine. Good choice.”

“So what’s wrong then?”

“What do you mean?” Brennen stirred his drink and removed the umbrella.

“I can tell you’re pissed off about something.” Dmitri forked his shrimp and dipped it in the hot red sauce.

“Are you really ready to hear why I’m pissed?” Brennen asked.

The lively twinkle in his blue eyes only incensed Dmitri more. He knew something had been wrong since the night he had returned from Antonio’s. He probably could have taken him with him, but he just didn’t want to taint him with anything illegal


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Meet the author:

I am from Huntington Beach, Ca. I taught various subjects at a Continuation High School in Los Angeles, California for 27 years. I obtained a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in history, Secondary Social Science Credential and a Master’s Degree in Secondary Reading and Secondary Education from California State University, Long Beach. I also enrolled in some creative writing classes at UCLA. I am currently taking classes from Romance Writers of America.

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Publisher: Brina Brady

Cover Artist: Kellie Dennis at Book Cover by Design

Pages or Words: 81,000 words

Categories: BDSM, Contemporary, Crime Fiction, Erotica, Fiction, Gay Fiction, MM Romance, Romance

Author Name: Brina Brady

Book Name: Make Me

Series: Rent Me

Book: Three

True series, books should be read in order

Release Date: November 10, 2015



Book Blast and #Giveaway : Flesh Market by Kate Lowell!



Inside the bathroom, DeGraff peered behind the door and moved an OUT OF SERVICE FOR CLEANING sign from the back to the front.

Julian was at the sink at the far end of the room, staring into the mirror with water dripping off his face. DeGraff stepped into one of the stalls, and Leo went to wash his hands at one of the other sinks. Julian glanced up at him, then tore off some paper towel and wiped his face dry. He tossed the towel in the overflowing garbage can and slunk past Leo with all the angsty self-consciousness of a hormonal teenager.

Leo wished he had time to appreciate the performance, but he had a job to do. As Julian passed him, Leo spun and grabbed him from behind, pinning Julian’s arms to his side and covering his mouth. Julian made a startled noise, muffled by Leo’s hand, and began to thrash. He kicked Leo painfully in the shin, but by then DeGraff was out of the stall and had jabbed his syringe into Julian’s shoulder. Leo fought the young man down to the floor while DeGraff stood watch by the bathroom door. Five tense minutes later, Julian was completely spaced out, limp as a rag in Leo’s arms.


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Meet the author:

Kate lives on the east coast of Canada, in an old farmhouse in the middle of nowhere. She has one horse now, who still has medical issues, and three cats, all of which still have mental issues. She still refuses to get a dog, because who knows what would be wrong with it?

Kate loves to read and write. She also likes playing with computers and is going back to school to do a programming degree, just for giggles. Or the opportunity to take over the world. (Oh, who are we kidding? Think of all the work that would mean.) She also likes pictures of pretty men and keeps many of them on her computer. (The pictures, not the men.) She would dearly love a cabana boy to mow her lawn and maybe rub her shoulders after a long day of making men fall in love with each other, then cackling evilly and raining frustration and danger on them.


Where to find the author:


Twitter: @Kate_Lowell


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Publisher: Loose ID

Cover Artist: April Martinez

Words: 75,000 words.

Categories: Contemporary, Crime Fiction, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance, Thriller

Author Name: Kate Lowell

Book Name: Flesh Market

Release Date: November 10, 2015