If only it could all be like that.
In honor of those moments, I thought I'd offer some new release news for the remainder of the season. You know, so you can hunker down by the fire with a couple of furry friends, a cozy blanket and a book (one of mine would be nice - feed an author, buy a book?) while the cold winds and the crazed shoppers howl outside.
50's Mixed Tape Anthology
A few friends kidnapped, er, persuaded me to get involved in a Mixed Tape antho - I've never been so glad to be shanghaied. These were such fun stories to write. (And it was with some of my favorite people :) )
‘Chantilly Lace’ by Em Woods
When appearances aren’t everything…
‘Rush Around the Clock’ by Silvia Violet
Finn McMurphy convinces himself his spoiled dogs are all the company he needs. Then he meets Crawford, his sexy new neighbour, and everything changes.
‘It’s Only Make Believe’ by Havan Fellows
Dyer’s whole life is nothing but a game of play pretend. When he attempts to drag Derrick into his make-believe world, it tips on its axis. Suddenly Dyer doesn’t want to play anymore.
‘Walkin’ After Midnight’ by Hank Edwards
Floyd has trouble staying interested in men, but meeting Gavin changes everything. Until Floyd learns his boss is dating Gavin. Now Floyd wants him even more.
‘His Dream Lover’ by Lee Brazil
Through the gates of the sun lies the land of dreams, and beyond that…the realm of the lost.
I‘The Line’ by Angel Martinez
Rafael Schiller, vampire and sexual god without peer, believes himself the top of the food chain, until a bizarre creature feeding in an alley scares the deathless hell out of him.
Hot Off The Range
(Toni Griffin, Silvia Violet, Freddy MacKay, Mathilde Watson and Angel Martinez)
We asked out readers what type of anthology they wanted next - the overwhelming winner (much to my dismay) was Cowboys. I can't write about cowboys, I said. Yes, well, with the right encouragement, apparently anything is possible.
Riding and herding. Those spurs that jingle-jangle-jingle. What is it about cowboys that so doggedly fires the imagination? Join the Mischief Corner authors as they give you their own unique takes on the cowboy mystique and mythos, from the American West, to Australia, to outer space. The cowboy story will never be the same…
Rarely Pure and Never Simple
These boys are trouble - and they'll be back for a second round, never fear ;)
Damien just wants to be left alone. Too bad his variant talent as a locator makes him the go-to contractor for the government's missing person cases. He can refuse, but it's not so easy when the missing are variant kids.
Blaze Emerson is a sparker. People fear him as much for his ability to call fire as his obnoxious, violent temperament. He's good at what he does, though, and he's intrigued by the quiet man who can find people with his brain. Conspiracies, treachery, and wild rumors are only the start. First Damien and Blaze have to survive each other.
Hell For The Company, Brimstone #1
Originally featured in the Horns and Halos anthology, a Rainbow Awards finalist and nominated for Best Anhology in the M/M Romance Readers' Choice Awards - we have Shax, the Demon Prince of Thieves, his business partner Verin (the demon of impatience) and Ness, an angel quote definitely out of his element.
Oh. Did I mention the anti-gravity cows? Yes. You heard me.
This is the very first Brimstone adventure - the boys return in Fear of Frogs (in the Hot Off The Range antho) with more in the works for next year.
Stay safe this season, stay sane, and make sure you take your mandatory reading breaks.