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Mar. 14th, 2012

New release: Ghost Hunting With the Stars

Today is the release of my story Ghost Hunting With the Stars, part of the 'Po' Boys' anthology from Torquere Press! This one has a special place in my heart, as the anthology was actually my brainchild over dinner in New Orleans with the editors of Torquere Press at the GayRomLit Retreat. Of course the stipulation of doing a New Orleans-themed anthology was obvious: I had to write a story for it! My contribution is a sexy, funny romp set in the French Quarter, starring an unlikely pairing: a hotel desk clerk and a reality show TV star. At the supposedly 'haunted' hotel where the story mainly takes place, more than ghosts end up going bump in the night...




Ghost Hunting With the Stars


Working as a desk clerk in a French Quarter hotel isn't a glamorous job, but it pays the bills--just ask Harley Weston. Thankfully, Harley is happy with a boring but stable life; what he isn't happy with is Jackson Carney, America's 'favorite gay ghost hunter,' coming to film his TV show in Harley's hotel and bringing a Hollywood circus along with him. However, Harley quickly learns that Jackson isn't just another overblown reality show celebrity. In fact, Jackson is a lot more down-to-earth than the otherworldly things he hunts and he soon makes Harley wonder if the mundane day-to-day is really as satisfying as Harley tells himself it is.

About the Po' Boys anthology:


New Orleans is beautiful, mysterious, and above all, sexy. Po' Boys explores all the dark alleys and shadowy cemeteries the city has to offer, with all the heat you expect from the Deep South.

In Ghost Hunting with the Stars, by Lydia Nyx, Harley Weston is an average guy. So when Jackson Carney, America's favorite gay ghost hunter, comes to film a TV show at the haunted French Quarter hotel Harley works in, Harley isn't impressed. However, Harley does admire Jackson's surprisingly down-to-earth attitude.

In Bubba's All Night Diner and Bait Shop, by Kiernan Kelly, you'll find muffuletta and murder at Bubba's, where the danger is as thick as the accents, and the sex is as spicy as the jambalaya.

In Sexual Frankenstein, by TC Blue, friends and band mates Darian Jones and Tony Delacourt think they know each other well. When an opportunity for the band falls into their laps, it seems like a dream come true, but between their unacknowledged attraction, and some questionable decisions, they must decide whether to play it safe, or risk it all.

Finally, in Link to the Crescent, by Julia Talbot and BA Tortuga, werewolf Landry is sent to New Orleans from his home in the swamp, told he'll meet his destiny. What he meets is vampire, Thierry, who might just be exactly what Landry's looking for.

Let the good times roll!

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Feb. 11th, 2012

New release, just in time for Valentine's Day!

Today is the release of my novella 'Cupid Darling,' part of the Gift of Love anthology from Silver Publishing!




Cupid Darling


Lyndon is a Cupid—there’s more than one—and he’s about to spend his last Valentine’s Day in his present state of existence before he transcends to a higher plane: not a big deal in the cosmic scheme of things. His routine last days as a dealer of love on earth get a little more interesting when he comes across handsome, successful, but terminally single Timothy Darling, a human who can not only see him but is fully aware of what Lyndon is up to when he shoots him with his arrow. Despite warnings to stay away from Timothy, Lyndon can’t resist finding out more about him; and if Timothy has any say in it, before Lyndon goes to the great and all-knowing beyond, he’s going to get a little taste of what he’s been inflicting on humans for centuries.

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Jan. 27th, 2012

New release today!

Today is the release of my novella 'Blue-Gray Lines,' part of the More Love Notes anthology from Musa Publishing!




Blue-Gray Lines

Wendell Davis is a rarity in 1864 Missouri--a man of eligible age and good health not fighting in the Civil War, thanks to his cruel mother's manipulations. However, Wendell's lifelong lover, Declan Kelly, is away fighting on the side of the Union. Parted for two years, communicating only via letters and bombarded by the horrors of war even on the home front, Wendell is starting to lose hope. The only thing that can bring light back into Wendell's gray world is a reunion with Declan--something he's going to have to fight his own war to achieve.

About More Love Notes

Across battle lines, foolish games, and conflicting tempos, love always finds a way. From rock and roll to symphonies, modern day geeks to 19th century soldiers, this collection of sexy and romantic stories shows even the loneliest of moments can be made right when the perfect note is delivered. Let More Love Notes find a home in your heart, a reminder that love happens all over, any time, any place. Written by four of the hottest authors in gay erotic romance--Lydia Nyx, Scarlett Parrish, Viki Lyn and Jenny Urban--these stories will definitely add an edge of spice to your Valentine's night.

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I'm also at the Storm Moon Press blog today, talking about not-so-happy endings. Stop in and say hi to me!

Dec. 9th, 2011

Got gun kink?

The 'Weight of a Gun' anthology from Storm Moon Press is available today! It includes my story In the Pines. Available in both e-format and print, find out more below:



In the Pines

Part of the ‘Weight of a Gun’ anthology


Tyler Maxwell, a former New York cop now working a desk job in Alaska, buys a gun as a present and begins to dream about the mysterious and beautiful Flynn. But Flynn is more than a dream, and Tyler must find the truth before he loses his mind.

About ‘Weight of a Gun’

Everyone knows that guns are dangerous; they have long been a subject surrounded by controversy. Combine them with sex and you have a subject that is virtually taboo, but smoking hot. This anthology explores the intersection of these two worlds, and the sensual possibilities they inspire.

In Bounty Hunter, William Hunt is hot on the trail of lover-turned-outlaw James Campbell. But when William finally catches up with James, bringing him to justice is the last thing on his mind. Changing the Guard introduces Tomi Vuorela, working security in a frozen off-world outpost. When Andile Harper intrudes on his seclusion, Tomi must determine if the interloper is a harmless workman or a dangerous terrorist.

Avery Belfour is The Machinist, kidnapped by a rival colony in need of his services. But the dark and deadly Harrow may have other plans for Avery first. In My Rifle Is Human, the more a Gunslinger like Fil sexually satisfies his shapeshifting partners, the Ordinances, the more likely they’ll survive as weapons on the battlefield. When late-bloomer Morris becomes Fil’s latest partner, however, it will take all Fil’s patience and skill to seduce and inspire Morris in time for the next wave of attacks.

Tyler Maxwell from In the Pines, a former New York cop now working a desk job in Alaska, buys a gun as a present and begins to dream about the mysterious and beautiful Flynn. But Flynn is more than a dream, and Tyler must find the truth before he loses his mind. Finally, in Compromised Judgment, Rózsa Ignác is working to uncover a gunrunning operation supplying arms to his enemies. He’s certain that Cistalan Konrád is involved, but his attraction to the other man puts himself and the entire investigation in danger.

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Learn more and purchase here at Storm Moon Press!

Nov. 24th, 2011

FYI

I've started an 'official' blog, despite the fact I'm not very good at blogging--practice!

I'll be holding contests every week and hosting special guests. Stop by and say hello!

Oct. 26th, 2011

My first Steampunk story!



Mr. Black and the Expo

Part of the ‘Shifting Steam’ Anthology


Gerard Killaly Black is more interested in travel than science, more enticed by adventure than invention. Reluctantly, he returns from exploring the globe to his hometown of Chicago in order to see his father’s invention appear as the highlight of the 1890 New World Scientific Expo. Accompanying Gerard is his lover Jack, on the run after robbing a South African museum and able to transform into a wolf–a clever way to escape the authorities. At the expo, Gerard learns another inventor, the unscrupulous Professor Monahan, is trying to bring Gerard’s father to ruin and steal his invention. Although Gerard would like to be anywhere but in the midst of civilization and caught up in political intrigue, he and Jack must work together to save his father’s life and preserve his hard work.

About ‘Shifting Steam’

Steampunk and shifters? Do they even go together? Of course they do. Steampunk is all about the possible, the magical and the otherworldly. Shapeshifters are all about bending the idea of humanity into new shapes. Combine them, and you get Shifting Steam.

The stories in Shifting Steam pave the way for a magical journey through space and time to alternate realities, where anything is possible. From dragons to birds, from Victorian era expositions to secret laboratories, these stories explore what happens when man meets beast in a world of airship captains and fantastic creatures. Whether it’s a Jekyll and Hyde style beast, a wolfman who would rather not be a wolf, or a man who wishes he could fly, every kind of creature gets its day in the steampunk sun. Step into the world of Shifting Steam and let it transport you to a sexy, fantastical new universe.

Shifting Steam features stories from authors Missouri Dalton, Ekaterina Morris, Rowan McBride, Lydia Nyx, M Raiya, Lynn Townsend and Emory Vargas.

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Oct. 9th, 2011

New release! Spooky romantic fun for Halloween!



Ghost Walk – A Halloween Sip


Cory Phillips is spending a semester studying abroad in London. In need of a job, he lands a position as a clerk in a gift shop that caters to tourists on London’s famous ghost walks. There he meets Alexi Lovegood, a charming and handsome man who plays the ghost of Sir Donovan Cartwright on one of the tours. As romance blossoms amid the campy fun, something spooky in the mist of London’s streets threatens to intervene…

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Sep. 17th, 2011

Today is the day!

My charity short, Miracle on LaSalle Street, is now available from Torquere Press!



ALL ROYALTIES FROM THE SALE OF THIS STORY GO TO THE IT GETS BETTER PROJECT

Illinois has just legalized gay marriage and Danny is about to obtain a license with his partner Eric–a dream come true for both of them. On his way to City Hall in Chicago, Danny meets a curious, quiet young man in the LaSalle Street station. Though a seemingly innocuous meeting, Danny doesn’t realize the encounter will change both their lives, in an even bigger way than Danny’s life is already changing.

About ‘Getting Better:’

In 2008, Torquere Press’ fantastic authors decided to support a charity with an annual short story collection called our Charity Sip blitz. In the past three years, we’ve donated more than $13,000.00 to charitable organizations that support GLBT causes.

For 2011, Torquere’s authors have chosen the theme “Getting Better” in honor of the It Gets Better project, which helps LGBT youth understand that life as an openly queer adult is not only possible, but happening for millions of people, worldwide. More than thirty authors have written short fiction pieces and have agreed to donate all proceeds of the sales of these stories to this year’s charitable organization. Torquere Press Inc. will match the authors’ donations completely.

This year, we’re also pleased to announce that our distribution partner, Rainbow eBooks, has agreed to be the title sponsor of our Sip collection, and will be our sole distributor outside of the Torquere Books website. Please support our sponsor by visiting them at www.rainbowebooks.com

Torquere Press and our authors truly believe we can make a difference by donating to organizations that promote awareness and equality. If you’d like to help, please support the Charity Sip Blitz and enjoy some great romance today!

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Check out the entire collection: the more you buy, the more money goes to help LGBT youth believe: it gets better!

Sep. 10th, 2011

Hello LJ!

Check out my debut at Truly Madly Deeply Romance Authors! A dark, sweet, m/m Victorian short called Safe Tonight - and it's FREE!

Go here!

Aug. 22nd, 2011

Hello LJ!

I'm on Lucy Felthouse's blog today, talking about my Seducing the Myth story, In a Dry and Dusty Land. Come check it out!

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