A new year new me snippet…

Hello Snippetteers and Happy New Year! I hope 2021 is a great year for us all. ❤

This week I’m sharing from my M/M Romance with a side of kink, Silken Ropes. I’m bringing this novella back because my NaNo WIP is book two in that series. Right now it’s with a beta reader, and if the stars align I’ll release it in just over 5 weeks!

More on that later. For now, here’s a new year, new me snip featuring our Silken Ropes hero, Ross, and his gal-pal and Weight Watchers buddy, Janet. The first line is Janet’s.

 

“Don’t worry. Lightning won’t strike me for saying”—she cupped a hand between her mouth and Ross’s ear and whispered—“‘cocky’ in church.”

“What do you want to bet you’re down this week?”

“Waffling on the number now?” Janet grinned, and they moved forward another three steps.

“Nope. At least two pounds. I bet you one get out of a workout free card.”

Janet rolled her eyes. “You’re supposed to be more helpful than that.”

 

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Silken Ropes by Charley Descoteaux

The best cure for a broken heart is a Shibari artist.

It took Ross Jensen ten months to lose 98 pounds, but the day he makes Lifetime in Weight Watchers he loses another 220 in an instant when his boyfriend dumps him. He’d never heard of a “chubby chaser,” but he’d been living with one for a year. Ross’s BFF offers him her guest room and drags him out to her favorite sex club. He’s hoping for a little action—or at least a distraction.

When Miles Shigihara is not busy designing meditation gardens, he practices Shibari. He’s looking forward to a relaxing evening at his club, but is captivated by first-timer Ross. Miles doesn’t hesitate to approach Ross and treat him—and a small audience—to a steamy scene.

Irresistible chemistry and a shared love of ropes draws them together, but Ross will need to leave his body issues behind and get comfortable discussing his boundaries if he’s to have a future with the man who’s managed to tie his heart in knots.

Warnings: This book includes on-page sexual assault and features a corporate sensitivity trainer with an agenda, an awesome gal-pal, a sexy Japanese rope artist, and the unconventional sex club of my dreams.

This book was previously published. Portions have been re-written for the Second Edition.

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Cascades by Charley Descoteaux

Justice “JB” Bishop tells himself he’s satisfied with life in the small town of Upright, Oregon. He was born and raised there, and has settled into a comfortable, if lonely, routine working at his uncle’s bar. JB doesn’t expect anything to change after he turns fifty, until an old friend drops in. She suggests he get out of town for the holidays, and soon JB finds himself on an Amtrak to Canada. JB expected to feel different in Canada, to see things he couldn’t see at home. He never expected to find the one who got away.

 

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A holiday snippet…

Hello Snippetteers & Happy Holidays!

Whatever you celebrate or if you don’t celebrate anything at all, I hope you had a fabulous week!

I’m sharing from my new Christmas story again, Handspun. Which, I’m sure you won’t be shocked to hear, I forgot to announce! Release Day was Friday, 12/18, and this little book has done surprisingly well, making it to #5 in LGBT Short Reads and into the top 100 of the Romance Short Reads category on Amazon!

This snip picks up a couple of lines past where last week’s ended. (You can read that snip here.) The first dialogue belongs to our hero’s crush. ❤

 

“Come on, Mark. I’m Chris.” He stepped near enough to offer his hand to shake. When Mark hesitated, Chris placed his other fist on his hip and frowned. “You really don’t remember me, do you?”

“Something is familiar about you, but I thought maybe I’d just seen you out sometime. At a bar or…”

“Picture me with a bright blue fade. Ten years younger and oh-so twinkier?”

Mark froze. Periwinkle blue hair popped right into his mind. The periwinkle blue hair he’d tried so hard not to notice in high school.

 

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Handspun: A Gay Christmas Romance

 

Nobody gets lucky in a yarn shop.

 

For once, Mark hasn’t put off his Christmas shopping until the last minute. When he heads to a yarn shop on the day before Christmas Eve, he has more on his mind than a gift for his grandmother. He hopes to get a closer look at the shop’s owner and get over the crush he’s been nursing for weeks. Mark wants to find his grandmother a special gift, but he’s the one who’s in for a holiday surprise. 

 

 

This story features a buff blue-collar fish-out-of-water with a crush, a fierce entrepreneur, a sexy knitting lesson with a happy ending, and an unusual Christmas party.

 

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My Year: 2020

I’m taking a break from editing to reflect on 2020 and think about what I want to accomplish writing-wise in 2021, so I thought I’d share a little of it!

2020 wasn’t an easy year, but I got more done than I thought! I re-released my M/M Romance with a side of kink with a sexy new cover and a new title, and a boxset of the Buchanan House series with an amazing set of covers by the talented LC Chase.

The boxset includes a bonus epilogue, which was also the first new story I wrote and published since my car accident in 2017. It was so much fun to visit the Buchanan House family again. I love those guys!

I had a few ideas for paranormals and Dark Romances, so I indulged my inner horror-fan and wrote those. Upwardly Mobile is a story in The Devil’s in the Details & Other Stories that I’d started a while ago and finally finished this year. It was an especially cathartic story for me and I hope you enjoy it. The titular story in that collection was inspired by the cover, which was a new experience for me and one I’ve repeated.

Obviously I got the darkness out of my system, because my 2020 Christmas story is probably the lowest-angst I’ve ever written! Handspun is a short and sweet story I’d been wanting to write for a while. I wasn’t sure it was on brand, though, so I held back. It’s not super angsty like most of my writing, but I think that’s okay. 😊

In November I drafted a new novella during NaNoWriMo and am almost ready to send it to betas and have it edited. I’m super proud of it, and am looking forward to getting it out into the world! It’s book two in a new series—more on that as it gets closer to release!

I also have plans for a book three in that series, and a new series of three novellas. Those stories should take me through the first half of 2021. Once I know what I want to accomplish after that, I’ll let you know.

Happy Holidays! I hope you have a wonderful holiday and a happy and prosperous 2021!

 

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A Handspun snippet…

Hello Snippetteers & Happy Holidays!

I hope you’re well and staying safe out there!

I’m sharing from my new Christmas story again — HANDSPUN will be out next Friday, December 18th! 🙂

This snip picks up a couple of lines past where last week’s ended. (You can read that snip here.)

 

Mark silently berated himself for walking away from his crush. In his defense, he’d been sure that actually meeting the man—standing face to face with him and speaking to him—would end the infatuation as fast as a pin ended a balloon. Instead, he felt hot and prickly and itching to make a move. The guy was sending vibes like a spotlight pointed at the night sky.

No. Get what you came for and go. Nobody gets lucky in a yarn shop.

 

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Christmas in July Flash Sale!

“Love wins and heals for another couple in the Buchanan House family.” —Jessie G Books

Looking for a little angst in your M/M Holiday Romance? Then I’ve got just the story for you–and it’s $0.99 for a limited time!

Holiday Weekend, Buchanan House: Book Four

Ryan Orchard moved from small-town Idaho to Portland almost two years ago and still feels like a hick. When Paulie Nesbitt dumped him, he wasn’t even surprised. Despite losing twenty-five pounds since then, Ryan’s confidence is nonexistent and his life has stalled. Not only is he convinced the career he wants is beyond his reach, he’s given up on relationships. A new job at a familiar restaurant—and his gorgeous coworker—could be just what Ryan needs to believe in himself again.

Glenn Hernandez might be the only nineteen-year-old in Portland who dreads his days off. Between his horrible housing situation and the ever-present temptation to crawl back into the bottle, Glenn prefers to keep busy. He volunteers at the Elliott Foundation House, a homeless shelter helping LGBTQ sex workers. As an alum of the shelter, Glenn finds it hard to leave his past behind. But when the new server at the trendy restaurant where he works catches Glenn’s eye and works his way into his heart, Glenn finally has a reason to start a new life.

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If you like beach reads, created families, and hard-earned happy endings, you might like the rest of the series. Check out A Buchanan House Love Stories Collection, only on Amazon & KU!

A Buchanan House Love Stories Collection

Buchanan House, an LGBTQIA+ retreat on the Central Oregon coast, welcomes everyone under the rainbow. A diverse group of characters touch each other’s lives—sometimes to stay, sometimes just while they’re needed—enjoying good food, friendship, and the chance for love. At Buchanan House family is defined by love and everyone deserves a happily ever after.

The Buchanan House series follows a created family as all the major players—and several side characters—find their HEA.

 

Anniversary Weekend — only in the boxset!

Attend a surprise wedding at Buchanan House, and revisit the happy couples from the series!

The Buchanan House family is preparing for the 5th anniversary of their grand opening. Everyone will be there for the festivities, including a Guest Chef Night that Ryan has been agonizing over for weeks, and a sweet surprise wedding!

Buy the boxset or read free on KU!

 

 

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New Release (a little late!): A Buchanan House Love Stories Collection

 

Hello folx! I just realized I never announced the release of the Buchanan House boxset on my own website!

Release day was June 23rd, and the boxset is available on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited. The set includes the entire series plus a bonus epilogue written for the collection—3 novels, 2 novellas, and 2 short stories in all, over 1,600 pages of romance!

Except for a couple of shorts that are going to be freebies (read to the end to learn how you can get copies!), all of my former Dreamspinner titles have now been re-released. I’ve self-published them under my own label, CeeTwo Publishing. (If you see them out there under any other name, please give me a heads-up. <3)

To be honest, I never wanted to go indie. I would rather have found a new publisher. But, after six years of less-than-stellar experiences at every press I worked with, it will take a while to rebuild my trust in small presses. In the meantime, I’m working to recapture the love of writing for its own sake—and to find the courage to keep putting new stories out into the world. It’s not easy to do everything on my own—there’s always something besides writing that needs to be done, and I’m sure many things have fallen through the cracks. I appreciate the patience and support of my fans and fellow authors alike—you are the reason I’m trying to get new stories finished. You are the reason I keep showing up on social media, even when it’s difficult and feels like I’m typing in invisible ink or shouting into the void.

So, if you like beach reads, created families, and hard-earned happy endings, please give A Buchanan House Love Stories Collection a try!

 

A Buchanan House Love Stories Collection

Buchanan House, an LGBTQIA+ retreat on the Central Oregon coast, welcomes everyone under the rainbow. A diverse group of characters touch each other’s lives—sometimes to stay, sometimes just while they’re needed—enjoying good food, friendship, and the chance for love. At Buchanan House family is defined by love and everyone deserves a happily ever after.

The Buchanan House series follows a created family as all the major players—and several side characters—find their HEA.

 

Anniversary Weekend

Attend a surprise wedding at Buchanan House, and revisit the happy couples from the series!

The Buchanan House family is preparing for the 5th anniversary of their grand opening. Everyone will be there for the festivities, including a Guest Chef Night that Ryan has been agonizing over for weeks, and a sweet surprise wedding!

Buy the boxset or read free on KU!

 

 

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The 4th Pride Month snippet (a little late)…

Hello Snippetteers & Happy Caturday!

I hope you’ve had a great week & your weekend is off to a good start (whether it’s a long one or not). Last week I’d planned to post my 4th Pride Month snippet, but the time got away from me while I was promoting the release of the Buchanan House boxset!

So, a week late but maybe more appropriate (see the end of this post for why that is :)), I give you a snip from Holiday Weekend! This is a little more than 6 sentences, but more than one is very short. 🙂

Nathan grinned. He’d been hesitant to close Buchanan House for Christmas weekend, but was glad they had. They seldom enjoyed the privacy to do whatever they wanted without the need to think about who was around or what chores awaited when they’d finished. Eric hadn’t given him much choice in the matter, though, and Nathan was prepared for a friendly “I told you so.” Or two. It wouldn’t be the first group wedding they’d held at the camp, but it would be the first with three couples from their family.

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Boxset cover, linking to Amazon.A Buchanan House Love Stories Collection

The complete Buchanan House Series—three novels, two novellas, and two shorts. Over 1,600 pages of love stories!

 

Buchanan House, an LGBTQIA+ retreat on the Central Oregon coast, welcomes everyone under the rainbow. A diverse group of characters touch each other’s lives—sometimes to stay, sometimes just while they’re needed—enjoying good food, friendship, and the chance for love. At Buchanan House family is defined by love and everyone deserves a happily ever after.

 

The Buchanan House series follows a created family as all the major players—and several side characters—find their HEA.

 

Read now, only on Amazon & Kindle Unlimited!

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The 3rd Pride Month snippet…

Hello Snippetteers & Happy Caturday!

I hope you’ve had a great week & that your weekend is off to a good start! Today I’m snipping from Safe House, the 3rd book in the Buchanan House series. The boxset is up for pre-order now—only $5.99 for 3 novels, 2 novellas, and 2 shorts—including the exclusive epilogue, Anniversary Weekend. Over 1,000 pages of love stories!

In this snip, Kyle and Bran are on the beach, at the beginning of their set-up weekend.

 

“What are you doing?”

“Practicing.” Bran grinned and slowly tore his gaze away. He ran his hand around the side of a turret, smoothing it with a caress. When he was satisfied, he brushed the sand from his hands and stepped back. “I coach summer league baseball, and every year we enter the sand castle festival. This year, the damned thing isn’t going to collapse before the judging starts.”

 

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Boxset cover, linking to Amazon.The Buchanan House Love Stories Collection

The complete Buchanan House Series—three novels, two novellas, and two shorts. Over 1,000 pages of love stories!

Buchanan House, an LGBTQIA+ retreat on the Central Oregon coast, welcomes everyone under the rainbow. A diverse group of characters touch each other’s lives—sometimes to stay, sometimes just while they’re needed—enjoying good food, friendship, and the chance for love. At Buchanan House family is defined by love and everyone deserves a happily ever after.

The Buchanan House series follows a created family as all the major players—and several side characters—find their HEA.

 

Pre-order now at the low pre-order price, release day is Tuesday, June 23rd!

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The 2nd Pride Month snippet…

Hello Snippetters & Happy Pride Month!

I hope you’re staying safe and healthy while you celebrate!

My snip this weekend is from book 1.5 in the Buchanan House series—Pride Weekend! The boxset will be available on pre-order on Tuesday (fingers crossed Amazon cooperates!) at a special sale price, & available to read on 6/23!

For now, here’s a snip from the beginning of pride weekend on the central Oregon coast. Our hero, Adam, has just arrived at Buchanan House.

 

I was warming to the whole plan even before the most gorgeous man I’d ever seen glided up to me and smiled as he looked me over. Compared to everyone else in view, I was seriously overdressed in my khakis and salmon polo.

“Hello, sweetheart,” he said and extended a hand. His grip was surprisingly firm for a man wearing purple pants, a pink feather boa, and nothing else. “I’m Nathan Lucas, your hostess with the mostest. And who might you be?”

 

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Buchanan House

Eric Allen and his bestie buy a neglected hotel on the scenic Oregon coast to fulfill their middle-school dreams of co-owning a B&B. The building is in decent shape but in order to turn Buchanan House into the gay resort of their dreams, it’s going to need work.

Tim Tate is a skilled carpenter with many hidden talents, and a body that could grace the pages of a fitness magazine. When he and Eric meet, it’s mutual lust at first sight. Despite the intense attraction, both men are hesitant to fully out themselves by acting on it. But when they give in, it’s obvious that they’ve found something special—and not only in bed.

Before Eric can be free to love the gorgeous handyman they have to make it through the July4th grand opening. With rain that won’t stop and a meddling brother intent on wreaking havoc, can the holiday still go off with a bang?

Available now, only on Amazon & KU!

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