When Ari and I first started writing professionally, we wrote for quite a few calls for submission because we thought it would be a good way to get our name out there. These calls were for short stories with a cap of 18,000 words, which was — and still is — a challenge for us because we’re used to writing longer works. The rights for most of the stories have reverted back to us for one reason or another, and we’ve decided to compile them into a collection and release it through Amazon.
Steam Heat and Other Stories will be released on September 1 on Amazon. It’s a collection of six short stories (20,000 words or less each), four by Ari and me together and two by me alone. These are all second editions that have been edited again, and I’ll talk about my process for organizing and editing this collection in our September newsletter.
The collection contains the following stories:
The Whole Kit and Kaboodle — Grey is smitten with seemingly shy librarian Henry, but Henry has a secret that could stand in the way of their happiness.A Hundred Lonely Halloweens
A Hundred Lonely Halloweens — Micah forms an unexpected connection to the ghost haunting the historical home he’s refurbishing.Steam Heat
Steam Heat — Coworkers Joss and Trey realize they have far more in common than they thought when they encounter each other at a Steampunk convention. Caribbean Blues
Caribbean Blues — Jon isn’t the type to indulge in vacation flings, but he can’t resist Derrick, a marine biologist who studies dolphins in the Bahamas. Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around
Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around — Landon thinks he needs to wear drag to catch the interest of his crush, but when he starts getting lessons from drag queen Raul, he finds himself growing hot for teacher instead.As Fair Art Thou, My Bonny Lad
As Fair Art Thou, My Bonny Lad — Shopkeeper Adie has tried to keep his desire for men a secret, but Niall, a newcomer to the colony of North Carolina, tempts him to risk his reputation in the little port town for a chance at love.
We’re happy to have our older works available again, and we hope you enjoy this collection!