Once again, it’s been a while since I posted some flash fiction! Here are two more pieces written for the Monday Flash Fics Facebook Group. “My Flame” is one of those stories that dropped into my head the moment I looked at the picture. It’s a little creepy, which happens a lot when I write short-form–probably because I don’t have to go back and explain anything. Just serve up a slice of story and let you all decide for yourselves how it happened. The second piece, “Collectors,” returns to the world of Reminders. I like this one a lot and wouldn’t mind continuing this series or eventually writing a longer story set in the same world. One where I actually go back and explain things. 😉 Continue reading “Flash Fiction: “My Flame” and “Collectors””
It’s been a while since I posted some flash fiction! Here are two fairly recent pieces written for the Monday Flash Fics Facebook Group. In both cases, I took one look at the picture and a complete moment fell into my head. Those are always my favourite pieces.
I keep most of my flash fiction on a Tumblr blog because I really like the format for posting pictures and keeping drafts…and some of the photos I find inspiring are NSFW. 😉
I’m sharing a two recent favourites here, though, because…well, I’m a writer. Says so up there under the header. Also, I have about three gaming posts lined up and there should be some balance on this blog.
Also, I just like sharing my stories. Continue reading “Flash Fiction: “Ghosts” and “Possession””
Every new book release comes with a certain amount of excitement (and anxiety and exhaustion), but I’ve been really looking forward to the day When Was the Last Time came out because I loved writing this story. Not everything is easy to write and perhaps the fact this one poured out of me in a matter of days means I really had to get something off my chest, but I think when you’re emotionally involved in your characters it shows. I’ve been married for nearly sixteen years. I might not be experiencing the same relationship hiccups as Paul and Evan, but I know all about getting comfortable, or falling into a routine that serves.
I also know what it feels like to look over at the man I chose over fifteen years ago and feel aglow with excitement that he’s still the one. To remember why we’re married and why our love continues to grow and strengthen. So, while When Was the Last Time might seem to be a story about a couple who’s in trouble, really, it’s a story about a couple who are very much in love, but have forgotten why. It’s also about commitment and enduring love. What could be more appropriate for a Valentine’s Day story?
I hope everyone enjoys reading it as much as I liked writing it. 🙂
I do have a few things planned for release week, which extends Friday to Friday, this time ’round.
- Visit Between the Covers to read my Romance A-Z and enter for a chance to win Out in the Blue, which is another of my favourite stories. (Okay, they’re all my favourites!)
- I have excerpts posted at Irene Preston‘s blog and Here Be Magic. You’ll want to read them in that order. Also at Irene Preston’s blog is a Valentine’s recipe for Foodie Friday!
- Next week, I have guest posts scheduled at Divine Magazine, Gay Book Reviews and Contemporary Romance Cafe.
- Looking for more giveaways? There’s one today at Gay Book Reviews and look for another next Wednesday at the DreamReaders Facebook group!
When Was the Last Time
Paul Summerfield is stunned by the gentle reminder it has been over a year since he and his partner, Evan Akkerman, have made love. He vows to take Evan out for Valentine’s Day. Dinner and sex. Lots of sex. There’s only one catch—he’s supposed to be in San Francisco that week cataloging the art collection of an important new client. No problem, he’ll just change his schedule and cut his trip short by a day.
In San Francisco, Paul struggles with regrets and the fear his love is slipping away from him. Every call to Evan seems only to prove the distance between them is increasing. All this, and a key piece of his client’s catalog is caught up in customs. To keep their Valentine’s date, Paul will have to choose between the career he’s built over fifteen years and the man he’s loved for just as long.
Read the first chapter!
“This is a sexy, short novella with a sweet HEA. Recommended.”
— Gay Book Reviews
“Sweet and sexy rekindling of a love that endures.”
— Goodreads review
INVERSION POINT is the fourth book in the Chaos Station series. Though I am beyond excited about this release–this is my favourite book in the series, the one I didn’t fret over after the final round–it’s release also heralds the beginning of the end. This morning PHASE SHIFT, the final book in this series, will make it’s way to production. We’re done.
The good news is that there are these two full adventures left to read, and from the advance reviews posted for INVERSION POINT, readers agree with me on this being the best book yet. I’m going to share a couple of quotes here, because they’re the sort every author loves to see. 😀
“Inversion Point is arguably the strongest entry yet in the Chaos Station series…”
“This is probably my favorite installment in the series.”
“Just as fresh and exciting as the first book, with a pulse pounding plot and a satisfying conclusion.”
“I am beyond pleased with this installment in the series.”
You can read the cover copy and first chapter of INVERSION POINT at our website!
Blog Tour and Giveaway
To celebrate the release of INVERSION POINT, Jenn and I are doing a week-long blog tour. This means excerpts, guest posts, a character interview (where we had to beg Felix to say something other than “no comment”) and a giveaway!
Today, I share Felix’s Playlist at Straight Shootin’ Book Reviews. Scroll past Maria’s lovely review to check out the music that moves our prickly engineer! We’ve also got an exclusive excerpt up at Queer Sci Fi. On Tuesday, I talk a little bit about what Zed is up against in INVERSION POINT, in his relationship with Felix, the expectations of the galaxy and his habit of being a hero–at any cost! Visit Purple Rose Teahouse to read all about it.
On Friday, we’ve got another exclusive excerpt at Prism Book Alliance and a character interview at The Novel Approach. For another excerpt (and mini-interview with us), check out the Friday Favourites post at Ellie Reads.
Prize: The first three books in the Chaos Station series, Chaos Station, Lonely Shore and Skip Trace, and a $25 gift card to the online bookseller of your choice.
Terms: Rafflecopter runs from 12:00 AM EST 1/25/2016 to 12:00 AM EST 2/1/2016. Giveaway is open internationally. Gift card value is US dollars. Winner will be contacted via email.