Designer Holiday!

Coming next month — a new holiday book! 

It’s never too late for a second chance at love… or is it?

Rayne Sadler left the tiny town of Holiday Pines and his childhood sweetheart, Emilio Rives, to make a name for himself in the world of interior design. For twelve years, he never looked back. Now he has the successful career he wanted, but no one to share his life.

Emilio isn’t happy when Rayne returns to Holiday Pines to renovate the local playhouse. The town wants to stimulate the failing tourist industry, but Emilio has no interest in reviving the ashes of his relationship with Rayne.

Yet shared memories and experiences are powerful things. As the playhouse is restored to its former glory, the friendship between Rayne and Emilio slowly returns as well, and their chemistry is as powerful as ever. Rayne has designs on Emilio’s heart, and he sets out to prove it. Will the magic of Christmas thaw Emilio’s heart, or will it remain as cold as mountain snow?

Designer Holiday will be available on Amazon in December 2018!


Quenched in Blood now available!

The third and final book in the Asheville Arcana trilogy, Quenched in Blood, is now available from Dreamspinner Press! 

Will love mean rebirth… or death?

In the course of his work with the Asheville Paranormal Council, reclusive three-hundred-year-old vampire Julian Schaden discovers young Thomas Carter, the heir to a long line of demon hunters—a legacy Thomas knows nothing about.

He also knows nothing about the supernatural world or the danger he’s in. As Julian convinces him and later agrees to train Thomas to use his abilities, he struggles against unexpected feelings. Thomas is too young and innocent to become involved with Julian, but opposites attract, and this is one battle Julian is fated to lose….

Julian and Thomas grow closer as the demonic menace advances. A prophecy from a dying mage comes with a bleak warning: to save Thomas’s life, Julian might have to give up the only man he’s ever loved.


Seeking Solace release day!

Seeking Solace is now available from Dreamspinner Press! This is the third book in our Walker Boys series. 

All hands on deck for a shipboard romance—with a secret.

Like his cousins, Devin Walker aspires to be a chef, but he wants to indulge his wanderlust while feeding his customers, and working a cruise ship seems like the solution. Since he can’t find an opening in the kitchen, he’s happy to start out in a position behind the bar.

While onboard Poseidon’s Pearl, Devin is assigned to shepherd a visiting executive. Paul Bailey is quiet and unassuming, and a car accident that cost him his leg also shattered his confidence. He doesn’t think he’s attractive to other men anymore, and Devin is eager to show him just how wrong he is. Paul has a surprising secret that might sink their passionate affair before it even leaves port.  


Website Tweaks

In the spirit of procrastinating on what I need to be doing, I’ve made a few minor tweaks to our website. The main thing I did was add “Affiliate” links to the sidebar. These are links to some wonderful folks we’ve worked with on our self-published books and whose work we’d highly recommend to other self-publishing authors. 

I also used a WordPress widget to change our social media links from text to icons. Overall, nothing major! Just freshening up the place a bit. 

While I’m here, I’ll throw out a reminder that our new book in the Walker Boys series, Seeking Solace, is available for preorder now and will be released in just three days on November 6!


Newsletter Update!

Our author newsletter went on hiatus for a bit due to life getting hectic for me (McKay), but it’s back! I released a new edition this week, and I plan to return to a schedule of regular releases. 

You can subscribe to our newsletter here

I plan to include different tidbits of info with each issue, but the news and sneak peek sections will be constant staples. So if you want to know what’s out and what’s coming up from Ari McKay, subscribe today! 


The Candy Cane Club: His to Save

The second book in our Candy Cane Club series is now available on Amazon!

The Candy Cane Club: His to Save

He’s the perfect submissive — gorgeous, responsive, and yet aloof, and every Dom at the Candy Cane fantasizes about claiming the sub who calls himself Saiph.

Nick Tierney is a Dom whose instincts tell him Saiph is hiding some complicated issues. He would love to help Saiph, but his desire seems hopeless in the face of Saiph’s adamant refusal to do a scene with any gay male Dom.

Then Saiph volunteers for the Candy Cane’s first annual charity auction, and Nick seizes the opportunity to have Saiph at his command, if only for a single night.

When they meet to discuss their rendezvous, Nick sees past Saiph’s facade to the pain beneath, while Saiph finds Nick is far more insightful than any Dom he’s ever met. As they get to know one another, Nick becomes more determined to help Saiph find a way to let go and truly submit. Can he convince Saiph to let down his guard enough for Nick to help him heal? Or will Nick’s rapidly deepening feelings drive Saiph away for good?