Charity Anthology: When the Smoke Clears!

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Release Day: Silken Ropes: An M/M Romance With a Side of Kink!

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 โ€œchubby chaser,โ€ but heโ€™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 actionโ€”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 doesnโ€™t hesitate to approach Ross and treat himโ€”and a small audienceโ€”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 heโ€™s to have a future with the man who’s managed to tie his heart in knots.

Warnings: This book 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.

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A Valentine’s Day Snippet!

 

Happy Valentineโ€™s Day!

I donโ€™t have many relevant passages in my books (because Iโ€™m not a huge fan of the holiday, to be honest), but I do have this one from Buchanan House. This is Eric and Nathan just moving in. It’s only 6 sentences too!

 

By horrible coincidence they arrived, Nathanโ€™s car packed to the brim with their belongings and cleaning supplies in hand, on Valentineโ€™s Day.

โ€œIโ€™m famished,โ€ Nathan announced before heโ€™d even turned off the car. โ€œOur first project will be cleaning the kitchen and making lunch.โ€

โ€œOkay. Once weโ€™ve finished cleaning, Iโ€™ll call one of those handyman guys we found. Handymen?โ€

 

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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, itโ€™s obvious that theyโ€™ve found something specialโ€”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?

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Release Day: Coping Mechanism: A Kinky M/M Short Story!

Do you need a little kink in your life NOW, have $0.99 & about 30 minutes to read? If so, I have you covered. If you like sensual kink and first-times between loving partners, you might enjoy Coping Mechanism: A Kinky M/M Short Story.

College seniors Sam and Price need a diversion from their routine. Luckily, Price has a stash of toys and a silky blindfold to make their evening special.

Warnings: this short contains a first-time submissive who loves being blindfolded, established couple, smaller top/muscular bottom, and plenty of teasing.

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I have a few shorts that have never been published & I had no idea what to do with them. I read this one & thought it deserved a fun & smexy cover & a chance to go out into the world. This is one of my first attempts at creating a cover & I’ll be drinking from the fire hose with Photoshop for quite a while. LOL

I’ll be poking around in my files until I get through all the folders–who knows what I might find & publish! Follow me for updates & I’ll be sure to keep you posted–especially when I release a new story you can read on a budget!

 

 

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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 โ€œchubby chaser,โ€ but heโ€™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 actionโ€”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 doesnโ€™t hesitate to approach Ross and treat himโ€”and a small audienceโ€”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 heโ€™s to have a future with the man who’s managed to tie his heart in knots.

Warnings: This book 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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A snippet with goose bumps…

Hereโ€™s another snip from Nesting Habits, my newly re-released New Adult MM Romance novel.

The guys are in Philโ€™s Jeep, going to a state park so he can take pictures of herons nesting. This is in Leeโ€™s point of view and heโ€™sโ€ฆa little distracted by the view.

 

Phil made a quiet sound, like he was exasperated, but Lee was having a hard time concentrating. Every time Phil moved his hands or turned the wheel, Lee broke out in goose bumps. He wished Phil would take off his long-sleeved denim shirt so he could watch the muscles in his arms. The collar of a robinโ€™s egg blue T-shirt peeked out at his neck, so he could take off the outer shirt and if he felt cold, there was always the heaterโ€ฆ. Lee snapped out of his own head when Phil cut him a strange sideways look. Mustโ€™ve been caught staring. At least there wasnโ€™t any drool on the front of his shirt.

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Nesting Habits

 

All he ever wanted was to be a normal guyโ€ฆ.

Phil Brask spends his days in the basement of his mentor’s Victorian home, converting legal documents into electronic format. When the pipe feeding the water heater bursts, Lee Redding arrives in the plumberโ€™s truck and draws Phil away from the narrow focus of his computer and camera lens. Lee gives Phil hope for a life beyond the walls heโ€™s constructed using the nesting habits of migratory birds and dense legal files, a guided tour through a world filled with romance and musicโ€ฆmaybe even family. But thereโ€™s a reason Phil retreated behind those walls, why he panics at a simple touch.

 

Lee has a good lifeโ€”working with his uncle and on his motherโ€™s farm, playing bass in a horrible metal band, and hooking up when he pleasesโ€”but heโ€™s always suspected something was missing. When he meets the hot photographer with the icy-blue eyes, he knows exactly what that something is. Phil isnโ€™t like other guys, but neither is Lee beneath his carefree exterior. Maybe Lee’s the perfect guy to show Phil that everything doesnโ€™t have to be done the hard way and “home” isn’t a four-letter word.

 

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A tension-filled snippet…

Hello snippetteers & Happy Caturday!

This week’s snip from Nesting Habits is after the one from last week (click here to read it). Phil & Lee have left the concert venue and gone to a little coffeehouse to hang out. Phil took photos at the show and heโ€™s just turned on the view screen and handed the camera to Lee.

 

Lee took it with his empty hand and rested it on his thighs, the lens parting them just so. Phil felt the heat of being stuck in a long-sleeved shirt even though March didnโ€™t seem to be going out like a lamb. Lee paged through the shots and made the half cookie disappear at the same time. When he licked cookie crumbs from his fingers, Phil had to work not to sigh out loud. Lee grinned and looked up, and Phil knew he wasnโ€™t hiding that he wanted to be on the receiving end of that tongue. Those fingers werenโ€™t turning him off either.

 

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Nesting Habits

 

All he ever wanted was to be a normal guyโ€ฆ.

Phil Brask spends his days in the basement of his mentor’s Victorian home, converting legal documents into electronic format. When the pipe feeding the water heater bursts, Lee Redding arrives in the plumberโ€™s truck and draws Phil away from the narrow focus of his computer and camera lens. Lee gives Phil hope for a life beyond the walls heโ€™s constructed using the nesting habits of migratory birds and dense legal files, a guided tour through a world filled with romance and musicโ€ฆmaybe even family. But thereโ€™s a reason Phil retreated behind those walls, why he panics at a simple touch.

 

Lee has a good lifeโ€”working with his uncle and on his motherโ€™s farm, playing bass in a horrible metal band, and hooking up when he pleasesโ€”but heโ€™s always suspected something was missing. When he meets the hot photographer with the icy-blue eyes, he knows exactly what that something is. Phil isnโ€™t like other guys, but neither is Lee beneath his carefree exterior. Maybe Lee’s the perfect guy to show Phil that everything doesnโ€™t have to be done the hard way and “home” isn’t a four-letter word.

 

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A “horrible” snippet…

Hello snippetteers & Happy New Year!

I’m snipping from Nesting Habits again this week. The snip is a little long because I couldn’t find a cool one that was shorter. Maybe next week I’ll search earlier, instead of after work when I’m hungry!

Last week Lee invited Phil to see his band play. You can read that snip here. This one is after the show on their way to grab some coffee.

 

They walked side by side. Phil wanted to watch every muscle and memorize the way they moved but already felt out of his depth, so he kept his eyes forward. Mostly. They rounded the building, and Lee gently bumped his arm against Philโ€™s shoulder.

โ€œSo, whatโ€™d you think of the music?โ€

Phil shivered with the effort to keep from laughing out loud. โ€œIt was horrible.โ€

Lee made a loud questioning sound and turned to walk sideways beside Phil. โ€œYouโ€™d better be smiling when you say that.โ€

โ€œOh, I w-was.โ€

โ€œIt was pretty horrible, wasnโ€™t it?โ€ Lee sounded so proud.

โ€œYouโ€™re a rock star. But yeah, h-horrible.โ€

 

 

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Have a lovely weekend!

 

Nesting Habits

 

All he ever wanted was to be a normal guyโ€ฆ.

Phil Brask spends his days in the basement of his mentor’s Victorian home, converting legal documents into electronic format. When the pipe feeding the water heater bursts, Lee Redding arrives in the plumberโ€™s truck and draws Phil away from the narrow focus of his computer and camera lens. Lee gives Phil hope for a life beyond the walls heโ€™s constructed using the nesting habits of migratory birds and dense legal files, a guided tour through a world filled with romance and musicโ€ฆmaybe even family. But thereโ€™s a reason Phil retreated behind those walls, why he panics at a simple touch.

 

Lee has a good lifeโ€”working with his uncle and on his motherโ€™s farm, playing bass in a horrible metal band, and hooking up when he pleasesโ€”but heโ€™s always suspected something was missing. When he meets the hot photographer with the icy-blue eyes, he knows exactly what that something is. Phil isnโ€™t like other guys, but neither is Lee beneath his carefree exterior. Maybe Lee’s the perfect guy to show Phil that everything doesnโ€™t have to be done the hard way and “home” isn’t a four-letter word.

 

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A distracted snippet…

Hi all! Hope you had a great week last week–whether you celebrated a holiday, had some extra time off, or didn’t do anything special at all!

I’m snipping from my new [re-] release this week, Nesting Habits. It’s taken me about six months to get it back out into the world after getting my rights back from the previous publisher (that shall not be named but you know who it is). That seemed like a VERY long time, but also as though it was only a moment ago that I was a hybrid author. Being 100% indie has been challenging to say the least! I’m hoping it gets easier. 2020 will be a make-or-break year for my “writing career,” at least in MM Romance, so we’ll see what happens.

This snip is in Chapter One & starts with a note Lee leaves for Phil the 2nd time they meet.

Hey Phil,

Thanks for letting me see your pictures. Youโ€™re an amazing photographer.

My bandโ€™s playing Sunday night. Itโ€™s not as amazing as pictures of a hummingbird using spiderwebs to build a nest, but I hope youโ€™ll come to Backspace around 8 anyway. Iโ€™ll leave your name at the door so you wonโ€™t have a cover.

See you!

Lee Redding

Phil tried to remember if Lee said what kind of band he played in, but heโ€™d been too distracted by the way his T-shirt stretched across his shoulders and the skin peeking through holes in the knees of his jeans.

 

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Nesting Habits

 

All he ever wanted was to be a normal guyโ€ฆ.

Phil Brask spends his days in the basement of his mentor’s Victorian home, converting legal documents into electronic format. When the pipe feeding the water heater bursts, Lee Redding arrives in the plumberโ€™s truck and draws Phil away from the narrow focus of his computer and camera lens. Lee gives Phil hope for a life beyond the walls heโ€™s constructed using the nesting habits of migratory birds and dense legal files, a guided tour through a world filled with romance and musicโ€ฆmaybe even family. But thereโ€™s a reason Phil retreated behind those walls, why he panics at a simple touch.

 

Lee has a good lifeโ€”working with his uncle and on his motherโ€™s farm, playing bass in a horrible metal band, and hooking up when he pleasesโ€”but heโ€™s always suspected something was missing. When he meets the hot photographer with the icy-blue eyes, he knows exactly what that something is. Phil isnโ€™t like other guys, but neither is Lee beneath his carefree exterior. Maybe Lee’s the perfect guy to show Phil that everything doesnโ€™t have to be done the hard way and “home” isn’t a four-letter word.

 

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Release Day: Nesting Habits!

It’s release day! Nesting Habits is now available on Amazon & for the first time you can read free on KU! If you’re in the mood for angst & some heat, you might like this story.

 

Here’s an excerpt to whet your appetite!

Saturday. He should be finishing cleanup on his apartment. It comprised half of the basement, and the water had invaded enough to soak the rugs and just about everything within four inches of the floor. Instead, he was stretched out on his stomach in the damp grass behind his tripod, staring through his Canon EOS 5D Mark III with the EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III telephoto zoom lens. A hummingbird zipped back and forth across the yard on a different trajectory each time, gathering materials for her nest, and Phil shot her construction work. He didnโ€™t have to lie in the grassโ€”the bird probably wouldnโ€™t have cared if he walked around searching for a better angleโ€”but he wanted to see how far away he could get and still freeze her wings. It wouldnโ€™t be easy, but he had the time.

She zipped away and over the fence seconds before he heard someone coming up behind him. Jerry would have called first, but Philโ€™s pocket hadnโ€™t vibrated. His chest tightened, and he knew he should start employing strategies to avoid a full-on panic attack, but then two things happened at once.

Leeโ€™s voice said, โ€œHey, Phil,โ€ and a jeans-clad bottom dropped onto the grass beside his head. โ€œWhatโ€™re you up to? Or maybe I should ask what youโ€™re doing down here.โ€

He turned his head just enough to see Leeโ€™s knee peeking through a hole in his jeans, and then he dropped his face into the crook of his elbow. After a few slow deep breaths, he lifted his head, and Lee was still there. Phil looked up farther, and there was that smile again, making him sweat.

โ€œGeez, did I mess up your shot? Sorry about that. I donโ€™t see what youโ€™re shooting, though.โ€

Steady; breathe; rehearse. โ€œItโ€™s o-okay. Sh-sheโ€™ll come back. Lee.โ€

โ€œWho? Itโ€™s an animal, right? Not some girl next door, right?โ€ Lee laughed, but it wasnโ€™t the same one he used before. He wasnโ€™t breathing through it.

Phil rose onto his elbows and turned on the view screen. He felt Leeโ€™s eyes on his fingers as he scrolled back to a shot worthy of sharing. Close enough, anyway.

โ€œHer.โ€

He pointed at the screen, and before he could move out of the way, Lee stretched out beside him and zeroed in on the screen. Phil gasped when Lee leaned so their shoulders and upper arms touched. He was busy processing the sensation of having someone touch him casuallyโ€”even through the fabric of his shirt, he was reduced to staving off the hyperventilation he feared was inevitableโ€”so he missed what Lee was saying. Lee was close, so close, but his voice was far away.

โ€œHey, Phil? You okay?โ€

Lee moved away, just far enough so their bodies werenโ€™t touching anymore.

Phil nodded but couldnโ€™t make himself turn to look at Lee.

โ€œYour pictures, theyโ€™re amazing.โ€ Lee said, his voice calm and steady and filled with sincere awe. โ€œWhatโ€™s this in her beak?โ€

Lee carefully scrolled forward, and Phil realized Lee had thumbed through all the pictures from that morning and some from last evening as well. Heโ€™d been out of it longer than he thought.

โ€œItโ€™s a spiderweb. Hummingbirds use them to build their nests.โ€

Two sentences. Phil couldnโ€™t remember when heโ€™d last gotten two sentences out just the way heโ€™d intended. He smiled and raised his eyes to Leeโ€™s. They seemed to mirror what he was feeling. Relief; happiness; desire. The next thing he knew, Leeโ€™s lips brushed his lightly. Phil trembled but didnโ€™t pull away. Pride in his perfect speech along with the giddy feeling inspired by Leeโ€™s smile allowed Phil to give in to desire, just for a moment, to take a chance it would end well. Lee leaned toward him, but not so their shoulders touched, and kissed him just a few seconds longer. He kept his mouth almost completely closed, but Phil tasted a hint of hot chocolate. Or maybe the heat came from Lee.

โ€œWhoa,โ€ Lee sighed as much as said.

For a moment they just breathed. Lee sounded like heโ€™d just run up the stairs. He crossed his arms on the grass and rested his cheek on them. His arm strained the sleeve of his T-shirt. That smile was back.

 

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This book was previously released as The Nesting Habits of Strange Birds; content has not been significantly altered.

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Another non-holiday snippet…

Hi all & Happy Holidays! I’m still holiday-ed out, so I’m snipping from the same story as last week. Now that it’s available again, I can tell you it’s “Better Than New.” It’s a short tie-in to my limited-release novel Nesting Habits. Loosely. Theo has a walk-on part in Nesting Habits but “Better Than New” is all his.

This picks up immediately from where last week’s left off. The first dialogue is Ben’s.

 

โ€œNo worries there. I donโ€™t care what you did that you think was so stupidโ€”I mean, it wonโ€™t change the way I feel about you, not that I donโ€™t care. Besides, if you told me your stupidest moment, Iโ€™d have to tell you mine. And I donโ€™t want to.โ€

โ€œNow Iโ€™m curious. Forget to carry the one on a math test?โ€

 

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Better Than New

Theo, 20 year old community college student, is between two livesโ€”his adulthood in which heโ€™s lacking a firm career direction, and the childhood in which he wasn’t yet an amputee.

On his own in Portland, Oregon, in the past year heโ€™s found friends, a home in the LGBT activism community, and a coffeehouse, The Broken Cup. He may have also found the man who can help him come to terms with one life so he can fully enjoy the other.

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