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Bay Leaves and Bachelors

Our first novella, “Bay Leaves and Bachelors”, is now available from Torquere Press!

When a carnival fortuneteller gives him a bag of bay leaves to sleep on, telling him it will make him dream of his perfect man, lonely historian Clay Turner is skeptical, to say the least. Since he has nothing to lose, Clay tries it, and that night, he dreams of a handsome, dark-haired man. But even that doesn’t prepare him for the next day, when he literally runs into the man from his dream on the street!

Rhys Montgomery is a rich, successful restaurateur, and he seems smitten with Clay, who is dazed by the attention. Rhys claims that he wants a slow, romantic courtship, but Rhys’ continuous refusal to take their relationship to the next level plays on Clay’s insecurities.

Is Rhys really interested in a happily ever after with Clay, or does his interest mask a far more calculating motive?

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On the Rocks

“On the Rocks” is now available for pre-order as part of Dreamspinner Press’ Evergreen Advent Daily Calendar! The whole package containing every Evergreen story is available for $49.99 through November 25. On December 1, the price for the package will rise to $54.99, and each story in the package will be available for individual sale. Ours will be just $3.99!

For years, Mal has given Aidan a little piece of the world for special occasions in the form of unique rocks and fossils—until the year he gives Aidan a piece of the moon instead. Aidan has treasured every gift: in a world of impersonal relationships, they’re the one reminder he has that somebody out there cares about him for who he really is. Then through a twist of fate, their relationship goes beyond personal and into intimate, leaving Aidan shocked and set to run the other way. Despite his feelings for Mal, past experiences have convinced Aidan that he’s a failure at relationships, and he’s afraid to trust his heart. It just might take a Christmas miracle for Aidan to find the courage to love.

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New story!

“A Hundred Lonely Halloweens” is now available from Torquere Press!

When Micah Harrison bought Delany House, he didn’t suspect that it was haunted – or that the lonely ghost of Richard Delany would be the most appealing man he’d met in a long time. As Micah learns more about Richard, he realizes he’s in danger of falling in love, but he gives in to temptation anyway when Richard offers him the gift of an erotic Halloween encounter. However, Richard’s real gift is not only a night of sensual pleasure, but also a chance for Micah to find the love he’d been looking for and never found.

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It’s also been added to our Short Stories page, along with our two other stories that have been released this year.

As I mentioned before, we were inspired by our mutual love of The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, but we had another inspiration as well. While surfing through Livejournal, I came across a photo of this house:

The creepy yet oddly gorgeous decay of the old house perching precariously near a steep fall caught our interest, as well as the story behind it, which you can read about here. We wanted the Delany House to have the same sort of faded beauty (although it isn’t quite as run down as this!), and we incorporated the tragic aspect of the waterfall as well.

“A Hundred Lonely Halloweens” is a ghost story and a romance, and it’s a little bittersweet, which we thought was appropriate for the season. We hope our readers enjoy it!

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It’s Here!!

Our latest work, A Hundred Lonely Halloweens, is here! We hope everyone enjoys reading it as much as we enjoyed writing it!

When Micah Harrison bought Delany House, he didn’t suspect that it was haunted – or that the lonely ghost of Richard Delany would be the most appealing man he’d met in a long time. As Micah learns more about Richard, he realizes he’s in danger of falling in love, but he gives in to temptation anyway when Richard offers him the gift of an erotic Halloween encounter. However, Richard’s real gift is not only a night of sensual pleasure, but also a chance for Micah to find the love he’d been looking for and never found.

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Steam Heat

Our new short story, Steam Heat, is now available! It’s 7700 words and very spicy!

At the Gaslight Bazaar, a Steampunk convention, Trey Lewis is teased and fascinated by glimpses of a man in leather pants. When he sets out to find the wearer, he discovers Joss Stephens, a quiet, reserved coworker from his computer firm. Trey never thought he and Joss had anything in common, but getting to know Joss away from the office ignites an unexpected heat between them, which leads to a steamy encounter and the beginnings of romance.

This story has been added to our Short Story page. You can find the rest of the Charity Sip Blitz works here. Please stop by and take a look! All proceeds from these stories will be donated to NOH8, and Torquere Press will match the authors’ proceeds.

And now for some meta…

Writing this story was an interesting challenge for us, primarily because it had a hard 8,000 word max limit.

Continue reading “Steam Heat”

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Steam Heat!

Long time, no post! But Ari and I have been busy working on various projects and getting more stories out there. We’ve been fortunate enough to have two stories accepted by Torquere Press in the last few weeks, and one will be coming out this month!

“Steam Heat” is a short story written for Torquere Press’ 2012 Charity Sip Blitz:

For 2012-2013, Torquere’s authors have chosen the theme “Leather Bound” in honor of Torquere’s ninth anniversary. The ninth is traditionally the leather anniversary, what better theme to let GLBTQ writers go wild. The charity which will benefit from this year’s Charity Blitz is NOH8, whose mission is to promote marriage, gender and human equality through education, advocacy, social media, and visual protest. More than twenty five 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 once again 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

We’re very pleased and proud to participate in this event and support NOH8, and we’ll be sharing more details about our contribution over the next few days!

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“The Once and Future Love”

“The Once and Future Love”, appearing in the Time Is Eternity Daily Dose anthology by Dreamspinner Press:

Anthony Davis, A-list Hollywood star, is adored by millions for his talent and striking good looks. Approaching fifty and feeling the pressure of competing with younger stars, he realizes that despite all he’s achieved, he’s alone and lonely. Then Anthony encounters Rob Harrison, who tutored him in college, at a fundraiser. Despite the chemistry between them back then, Anthony chose his career over love, and he recognizes the mistake he made at last. As he leaves the fundraiser, he glimpses a shooting star and makes a hopeless wish… asking for another chance with Rob.

The Daily Dose package is now on sale! The full package is available here for $39.99 in April. The price will increase to $49.99 in May.

We’ve added this info to our Short Stories page, and we’ll update again in June, when the stories will go on sale individually.