A new (ish) release snippet…

Hello Snippetteers! I hope you’re safe & well! I’ve had #quarantinebrain and totally forgot to post about my release on May 15th! I’d planned to share some snips in the weeks leading up to the release, but that didn’t happen either. So here’s one now!

This is from the opening of The Demon & The Bass Player, my first-ever Horror Romance! There are 7 sentences, because it just made more sense. The last one is short, but you can skip it if you want to. 😉

 

The ghosts of machinery lay outlined in dust and grime on the floor, like bodies at a crime scene, and the only windows formed a ring around the top third of the two-story room. Except for the skylight in the center of the ceiling. Perhaps its purpose had originally been ventilation, but with clouds scudding past the full moon framed by the skylight, it made Reed shiver. He wished he could take Zach’s hand to steady himself, but Zach had hung to the back of the line, as usual.

Besides, it wasn’t as though they were a couple. A few hookups to ease the pain of a breakup, or threesomes with a current boyfriend, didn’t count. Except in Reed’s mind, they did.

 

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The Demon & The Bass Player

Reed thought “summoning a demon to make a deal” was a euphemism, or maybe a team-building exercise. The members of struggling alt-rock band Wishbone Crow are desperate for success, and their souls seem like a small price to pay for musical immortality…until it all goes horribly wrong.

When the ritual goes sideways, will Reed and his friend-with-benefits Zach escape with their lives?

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A creepy snippet…

Hello Snippetteers & Happy Caturday! If you’re celebrating this weekend, I hope you have a lovely–and safe–holiday!

Today I’m snipping from a WIP that completely disrupted my plans for this morning. It’s very rough–as in, I just wrote these words a few minutes ago–but I’m sharing anyway. I need all the writerly energy I can get right now. Even though this isn’t my official Camp NaNo story, I’ve written my 1K on it today (plus a little more) so I’m happy!

For some reason I’m doing better with creepy/scary stories so far this year instead of the fluff I had anticipated (and planned for LOL)! But I’ll take it! #Quarantinelife is better with voices in my head, they can tell me any stories they like. 😀

No intro for this one, because I’m not 100% sure where it’ll end up, or how long it wants to be. Don’t forget to squint while reading so these un-edited sentences won’t hurt your eyes. 🙂

 

Dave always shuddered when he passed the sprawling old house. He swore the temperature was always colder than on the rest of his route—even in the summer the sun never seemed to penetrate the mature trees and the shadow of that house. He would have preferred a different route entirely, but he took his elderly neighbor’s dog with him when he ran, and the path between the lake and the crumbling Gothic mansion was the best, and safest, place to run. The sun was a distant memory everywhere on the shortest day of the year, but when Dave came in view of the house he still shivered.

Jack, the energetic German Shepherd Mr. Brown adored, pulled at his lead and let out a short bark, taking Dave by surprise. Jack had never so much as stepped out of the heel position, regardless of how excited he was to go for a run.

 

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A de-licious snippet…

Hello Snippetteers! I hope you’re well & happy on this lovely Caturday!

I’m starting to settle into my pandemic routine—it doesn’t feel quite so shocking to wipe down groceries or work with what’s available on (mostly-empty) store shelves instead of planning my usual meals. Shelter-in-place isn’t as difficult for me as it would be for an extrovert, but it’s still taken some getting used to.

Not only do I have a snippet this week, but I’m also working on a winter holiday story & finalizing my anniversary short in the Buchanan House series. It feels great to be having fun with my writing again!

This week’s snip is from Silken Ropes. For some strange reason, this will be my first time snippetting from it since its re-release! March was much busier than I’d planned!

This is the second time Ross has been to the club, and it has an extra sentence—it’s only one word, and I thought the snip would be incomplete without it. 😊

 

Ross emerged into another large room, this one decorated in emerald green with all the tassels and candles and richly gleaming metals he’d come to expect. A small group of people lounged on what looked like a sectional sofa covered in green velvet, watching something beyond Ross’s field of vision around a corner. He moved as quietly as he could to get a look at the scene. A slim young man stood in the center of a small stage that appeared to be surfaced in thick, hard rubber. What Ross could see of his bare chest shone in the spotlight that was trained on him, his hands were bound behind his back with a short bar between them, and he was blindfolded. All he wore was a black thong. De-licious.

 

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Silken Ropes

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.

Only on Amazon & KU!

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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 “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 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.

Buy Silken Ropes ~ Only on Amazon!

 

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

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Budget Books: Prolific Works Sweet & Steamy M/M Giveaway!

You might be familiar with Prolific Works (PW), or it’s former name, Instafreebie. In case you have never browsed a PW event, I have one to tempt you with! Click the graphic or the link below and grab some free reads by your favorite authors & some new-to-you gems in just about any sub-genre you can think of!

It’s possible to get every one of these free reads without signing up for any newsletters. Keep in mind, though, that if you enjoy the story a newsletter is the best way to find more by that author and keep up with their new releases, giveaways, & etc.

Two of my shorts are featured–Better Than New, and a sample of the first Buchanan House book. If you’ve never read one or both, now would be a great time to check them out!

Click here to go to Prolific Works! (You might need to be signed in to get to the giveaway.)

 

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A Valentine’s Day Snippet!

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I don’t have many relevant passages in my books (because I’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, Nathan’s car packed to the brim with their belongings and cleaning supplies in hand, on Valentine’s Day.

“I’m famished,” Nathan announced before he’d even turned off the car. “Our first project will be cleaning the kitchen and making lunch.”

“Okay. Once we’ve finished cleaning, I’ll call one of those handyman guys we found. Handymen?”

 

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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?

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤

You still have time to enter the Rainbow Readers Club Valentine’s Day Giveaway (if you’re reading this on Feb. 14th)! A few clicks will get you closer to free books by Karen Stivali, Eliot Grayson, Nic Starr, CJane Elliott, Liv Rancourt, Elizabeth Noble, and me!

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Valentine’s Day Sale!

As an indie author, I can do anything I want with my books. So, I’m having a Valentine’s Day sale! The standalone novella Always Forward! Never Straight is $0.99 In both the US and UK through 2/17!

Love isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon.

 

Baxter Bryan is the nerdy half of BaxCo, a start-up in Portland’s Silicon Forest creating cutting-edge high-tech toys. He’s also a hermit. When BaxCo sponsors the Portland Rock and Roll Half Marathon, Bryan decides to break out of his comfort zone and do more than listen to the music with a beer in hand. The race has barely started when he bumps into a fit, handsome man, causing sparks to fly. But the long hours needed to make BaxCo a success aren’t the only reason Bryan spends most of his time alone in his apartment.

 

Cay Nissen runs every day to stay in shape. He would love to run away from his job in a Silicon Forest cube farm, but keeps returning to support his teenaged daughter. His true love is music. Cay writes songs for the band he helped form in high school but doesn’t see any way to turn music into a career. The half marathon seemed like a decent way to pass a Saturday, make his boss happy, and catch a performance of his old band all at the same time. When he meets a man who sparks his interest, the safety of his cubicle isn’t the only part of his life that’s in jeopardy of changing.

 

 

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Budget Books: Entering Giveaways Part Two!

Happy Almost Valentine’s Day! ❤

If you’re reading this during Valentine’s week, I have some giveaways & a sale for you!

I’m taking part in the MM Romance Valentine’s Book Fair! Click the pic above to go to the website, check out featured books, and enter the Rafflecopter for a shot at a $50 Gift Card! $50 bucks will get you a nice amount of books! ❤

You still have time to enter the Rainbow Readers Club Valentine’s Day Giveaway too! A few clicks will get you closer to free books by Karen Stivali, Eliot Grayson, Nic Starr, CJane Elliott, Liv Rancourt, Elizabeth Noble, and me!

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Valentine’s Day Sale!

I really ❤ when authors put their books on sale, so I’m having a Valentine’s Day sale! The standalone novella Always Forward! Never Straight will be $0.99 In both the US and UK, starting now! The Kindle Countdown sale runs through 2/17, because I know some folx are busy this week. 🙂

 

 

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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.

Grab your copy, only on Amazon

 

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!

 

 

Pre-Order Silken Ropes on Amazon ~ Release Day is March 6th!

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 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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Budget Books: Entering Giveaways!

One way to feed a reading habit is to enter giveaways. I don’t do that much since I started publishing my own books, but I entered a LOT of giveaways in the early days of ebooks. Those free ebooks–mostly by authors I’d never heard of, let alone read before–fueled my love of reading and helped me feel less alone as a queer person in a straight world.

If you’d like to enter to win free ebooks, there are Facebook groups dedicated to giveaways and freebies in many genres. Facebook’s search bar should turn up a promising group or two.

Joining Rainbow Readers Club is also a great way to find giveaways–both public and those exclusive to the group. In fact, the group has a Valentine’s Day giveaway going now featuring MM Romances in a few sub-genres! You don’t have to be a member to enter but joining will get you more entries!

A few clicks will get you closer to free books by Karen Stivali, Eliot Grayson, Nic Starr, CJane Elliott, Liv Rancourt, Elizabeth Noble, and me!

 

Click here to go to the Rafflecopter Giveaway!

 

Thanks for reading & have a great week!

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