Somewhere in a small town in up-state New York are a librarian and a second grade teacher to whom I owe my life. That might be a touch dramatic, but it’s nevertheless one hundred percent true.
Because they taught me the joy of reading, of escaping into worlds crafted of words.
Have you ever been nine years old and sure of nothing so much as that you don’t belong? Looked at the world from behind glasses, and wondered why you don’t fit?
Then turn the page and see… there you are, running from Injun Joe in a dark graveyard; there you are fencing with Athos; there you are…beneath the deep blue sea- marveling at exotic creatures with Captain Nemo.
I found myself between the pages of books, and that is why I write now, it’s why I taught English and literature for so many years, and it’s why my house contains more pounds of books than furniture.
If I’d had my way, I’d have been a fencer…or a starship captain, or a lawyer, or a detective solving crimes. But instead, I am a writer, and that’s the best thing in the world to be if you ask me, because as a writer, I can be all those things and more.
If I hadn’t learned to value the stories between the pages, who knows what would have happened? Certainly not college…teaching…or writing.
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Taking Chances (Pulp Friction 2014 Elemental Connections)
When a phone call to check up on an old friend ends in an abrupt "What the f*ck", Chance DuMont and his young lover, Rory Gaines, drop everything and fly off to Arizona to the rescue.
They've been through too much in the past year, and when it comes to the men they consider family, Chance and Rory aren't taking chances.
Out in the Cold
They say all good things must come to an end, and Cannon Malloy is dreading the end of summer, the end of this job, and saying good-bye to Finn. So the frog prince makes grand plans to turn the tables, romancing and seducing his Prince Charming into waiting for him.
But Finn seems a little cold…a little distant, and a lot more eager for his departure than Cannon expected. Could there be someth
Cold Feet (In From the Cold #3)
A visit from the fairy godfather has instilled in Cannon Malloy a newfound sense of self-appreciation. Radiating confidence and allure, he's drawn once again to Finn Lorensson's cabin. A night of passion is one thing…a life time of love another. How far will a little glamor go in changing a man's attitude?
Cannon's change of heart couldn’t have come at a worse time for Finn. The professor is facin
Cold Comfort (In From the Cold #2)
Prince Charming wannabe Finn Lorensson is living his own fairy tale. Sure, his intended is more frog than princess, but what's love worth if you don't have to slay a few dragons on the way?
Cold Snap (In From the Cold #1)
Professor of Literature Finn Lorensson is unashamedly a romantic. In his own words, he's a white knight in search of a charming prince to save. In fact, he's doing a good deed by stepping into the breach for his long-time friends and landlords at Mountain Shadows when a voice on the phone sends him tumbling headfirst into love/lust/fascination.
Le Parc A L'Aube
Ils étaient d’abord trois, ils ne sont plus que deux.
— Bon sang, Jason ! Je ne veux pas prendre ce chemin. Nous ne pouvons pas récupérer le passé ! Tu n'es pas ma mère. Tu n'es pas Paul.
Je plissai les yeux et lui lançai le regard dont je me servais pour intimider les membres du conseil d'administration de l'école et les joueurs récalcitrants.
— Pourquoi me l'as-tu envoyé si tu ne comptais pas m
Servant at Play (A Rake in London #5)
The morning after Gavin, Baron Stephenson, returns from his evening at the theater, troubled and unusually reticent, his valet and lover, Marcus, decides to let sleeping lords lie abed while he pursues other sport.
If only letting go of past mistakes were as easy as moving out of your father's house and into your boyfriend's!
The Park at Sunrise
First they were three, now there are two. Can Jason and Morgan make a relationship work without Paul?
"Can I be yours?"
Centurion Gaius Priscus has had his fill of war and death but knows no other life. When he meets the captive Salicar's gaze after battle, months of stringent self-denial catch up to him in a blazing rush of need.
Salicar is a healer, an educated man unused to battle but with his own experience of death. He should prefer death to captivity, but cannot find the courage to make it
Be careful what you ask for.
"I’m tired of being taken for granted. I think we need to spend time apart."
Ghost of A Chance (Chances Are #4)
Chance thought he knew true heartache when Cannon walked out on him. He finds out how wrong he is when current lover Rory decides he's done waiting for Chance to return his love.
After two months of seeking amnesia in the bottom of a bottle, Chance is on the verge of resurrecting the protective shell that kept his emotions safe for so long. Then the past comes knocking on his door again, and he
Fifty-Fifty Chances Are (Chances Are #3)
"There's a fifty-fifty chance he's lying to me."
When the body of an ex-cop is found in the men's room of the Chances Are, Chance and Rory are the prime suspects. Chance knows he didn't do it, but he can't be sure of Rory. Rory hasn’t been the same since his experience at The Nexus, and Chance wonders if he knows Rory any more at all.
Book 3 of 5 in a series
Second Chances Are
The ghost of his past keeps Aaron “Chance” Dumont from settling into his new relationship with Rory. Tired of coming in second place to a memory, Rory fights back in his own way with tragic results. Realizing that second chances in life are rare, Chance finally makes a decision…and then the past walks through his door.
Warning: This is Part 2 of a 5 Part serial. It contains homerotic sex acts.
A Debt of Honor: Collected
Having won a sum of money at the gambling tables, Gavin, Baron Stephens, is anxious to collect on the debt. He suspects that Bernard St. John hasn’t the funds to pay, and intends to offer the man a method of settling up that he hopes will satisfy them both.
WARNING: This 5,000 word short story, the second in a series detailing the amorous adventurous of a Rake of the London aristocracy, contains
Under the Pier
Playing hide and seek at the pier had seemed silly to Mitch, but it was Sloan's game, and Sloan was something Mitch took very seriously.
Warning: This 3600 word romantic short story contains homoerotic sex acts, public sex, a cross dressing hero, and an ending sugary enough to satisfy any sweet tooth!
Encounter a selection of m/m short stories:
Encounter: A nervous wannabe actor slips away to steal a smoke at an audition and finds more relaxation than he expected.
Finding Justice: Justice figures out his boyfriend considers him nothing more than a convenience and he takes matters into his own hands.
Nick:Insecure nurse Nick discovers something about hii boyfriend he just can't forgive.
The Aristocrat & His Servant
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Pulp Friction: Heated Exchange…Leaving you Satisfied For Now
Gavin, Baron Stephenson is an aristocrat accustomed to taking his pleasures where he will, but he always comes home to his oldest friend, his dearest lover, his servant Marcus.
His Grandma always said he'd come to no good. Chances Are, she's right.
A Beautiful Silence
Dr. Mackenzie Taylor has been happy with his life thus far. He’s got a successful career, a great group of friends, a terrific home on the California coast and a sexy younger lover. Mack’s just turned forty-five though, and thinks its time to settle down and start the family he’s always wanted. He's just not sure that his lover wants the same things out of life.
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