Part 4 of More Than Just a Good Book now available

I’m pleased to announce the release of part 4 of Mark and Scott’s story, More Than Just a Good Book, which you can read free on my website.

Writing this story has been such an interesting process for me. This is the first time I’ve ever written and polished anything one section at a time before finishing the rest of the story. I have the entire book outlined, so I know the major plot points, but I often explore new ideas as I write and then go back and rework the beginning later. Overall though, I’ve been really surprised at how well this new process is working out for me. I hope you guys are enjoying it as well.

No Multiple Formats until Complete: I’m no longer posting each installation in multiple formats as that takes quite a bit of time to put together, and I figured I’ll save that work for when the full version is complete. This should help me prep new parts more quickly. I hope this isn’t an inconvenience for anyone. You can read the individual installments on my site or parts 1-4 in PDF format.

Just a note for those of you waiting to read the entire story all at once: I will be making it available as a full download in various formats when the story is complete. My best guess is that’ll be sometime next year. I have 10 parts planned, but again, that’s just a guess as things might change the more I write. I might end up cutting some chapters or adding more.

When I’m finished I may decide to publish the full story and make it available for purchase, but there’ll be some time where you can download it first, so be sure to keep an eye out here on the blog or via my newsletter for more on when the full story will be ready.

Thanks for checking out Mark and Scott’s journey together.

Here’s an excerpt from part 4:

Scott shook his head. “Nothing’s wrong.” Since that first kiss in the elevator, he’d been able to let go, to be in the moment with Mark. He wanted that feeling again. He breathed deep and let himself fall into it. “Absolutely nothing.”

“Good. Because I’ve been dreaming of doing something to you.” He ran his hands down the front of Scott’s bare chest and abs straight to the small dragon tattoo on his hip. He gripped both hips and dropped to his knees. Then his tongue was exploring the dragon. “God, I love this tat.” He stroked the hard length of Scott’s cock with one hand. “Been dying to suck you.”

“Oh God.” This was not happening. Scott’s entire body shook as Mark’s warm breath hit the top of his dick. “What are you doing?”

“Want to feel your cock on my tongue, in my mouth.” He held the base of Scott’s dick and angled the head toward his mouth. “You are free to move as you’d like. Touch me, touch yourself, fuck my mouth, whatever you need.” He leaned forward and licked the tip of Scott’s dick.

Fuck, fuck, fuck. Nothing had ever felt like that. Scott hissed as Mark did it again, tonguing all over the head and the sensitive skin below. The wet heat of Mark’s saliva covered the end of his cock. Then Mark opened wide and took him deep, sucking his way to the tip again.

“Oh. My. God.” How could this feel so differently than a handjob? He jerked his hips forward and immediately pulled back. Too much. “Wait.”

Mark sat back on his heels. “You don’t want me to?”

“I… I do. No one’s ever…”


Scott couldn’t bring himself to say it.

Mark released him and stood. “What the hell kind of men have you been with?”

“Not many.” He shrugged. “I usually blow them, or they fuck me then leave.”

“Not this time. This time, I’m sucking you until you come. Unless you don’t want—”

“I do!”

And before Scott could dwell on how the squeal of those words must have sounded, Mark dropped to his knees again and had his cock surrounded by that wet heat. Scott’s ass hit the wall. He reached out and gripped the top of the desk in one hand and the dresser in the other. He watched Mark’s head bob faster and faster, and the intensity built with each plunge of his mouth. So different. Real. Powerful. And that was the problem.

Staring down at Mark felt…wrong. He gripped Mark’s shoulders. “Please.” Mark sucked harder, faster. “Please. Can I…”

Read More of More Than Just a Good Book

Links, more links, and I can’t believe I forgot this video

There’s a new free fiction event at the M/M Goodreads Group

Love Is Always Write

From the group page: “What’s more wonderful than love? How about a summer filled with short custom written love stories by our talented writers? What about stories written just for you but shared with all? How about a lot of them? Our member writers are being encouraged to indulge us with their creativity.”

You have to be a member of the group to see the event pages, so if you haven’t joined, now would be a great time to do so. That way you’ll be all signed up when the authors start sharing these free stories.

Another favorite performance on Glee

Last week I posted some of my favorite performances. I was talking with someone on Goodreads and realized I forgot one. Can’t believe I forgot this moment.

“Just The Way You Are”

A New Interview

Huge thanks to Doug Starr for the recent interview on his blog and for the amazing compliments about my work. I’d much rather talk about my characters than myself, but I have to say, Doug’s questions were a lot fun to answer, even the personal ones. :) Thanks, Doug!

In the news

Event Info

UK Meet for fans and writers of GLBTQ Fiction

New Site: Embrace the Rainbow

“A challenge to us all, particularly to those within the m/m romance and broader book blogging communities”

Hope you enjoy the links and hope your week is a good one.


Don’t Read in the Closet: Free Romance eBooks at Goodreads

All four volumes of Don’t Read in the Closet (an M/M Romance Collection) are now available to download for free at Goodreads. Click the Goodreads button below for each book, then look for the “Download eBook” button at Goodreads.

Here’s an excerpt from my story in the collection,
SWEPT AWAY, a Gay Romance based on this photo:


(No source information. Photo was shared at the Goodreads M/M Group)

“Race you,” he said, then jumped off the deck and ran onto the beach stark naked, heading for the water’s edge.

“Asshole,” I called out as I kicked off my shorts and shoes. I chased after him, laughing all the way to the water. He’d already made it in waist-high by the time I got there. He splashed me as I ran in. I lunged at him, and he let out a huge-ass giggle as I wrapped my arms around his chest from behind. A fucking giggle.

Wait. That hadn’t come from him. It was from me. His laugh still sounded like a guy his size normally would. It sounded great. I sounded like a kid running to get to the dodgeball first at recess. Maybe it was the sound of pure joy.

I had every intention of dunking him under the water, but I gave up on that idea. I couldn’t bring myself to end his laughter. Better to cut off my own embarrassing sounds. I let go of him, dove under the surface, and basked in the cool water that surrounded my heated flesh from head to toe. The stickiness of the past twelve hours washed away, and every concern and worry went with it.

Maybe I had been under too long. His large hands grabbed my arms and yanked me up. “Come here.” He brought his lips to mine. The stubble on his face was wet, and the water dripped to my chest as we pressed closer together.

He grabbed the back of my head and parted his lips. So many times we’d done this, a caress of tongues, the intensity building, our cocks growing harder as our bodies surged together, as we shifted our hips and found the rhythm that drove us both to the edge. But we’d never done anything outside. We’d fucked year after year in front of forty guys, but not once had he given me a simple kiss on the lips outside of our place or a gay bar. Never outdoors where someone might see. Never standing naked in the ocean.

He backed up a few steps toward the cottage tugging me along with him, never stopping the touches or the kisses until we reached the water’s edge. He pulled me down to the sand until I was lying on top of him. I braced myself, hands in the wet sand on each side of his head, and lined up our bodies groin to groin. I stared down at him. The wet hair on his chest shone in the dim light of the moon. The muscles of his biceps flexed as he ran his palms down my arms. His eyes crinkled up again at the corners as he gave me a slow smile. God, he’d never looked better. The swell of the surf rolled in around us, the water shallow, barely an inch deep where he had decided to get horizontal. Such a smart man.

We moved together, creating friction that had my cock wet at the tip for reasons that had nothing to do with the ocean. I rocked faster, loving the groan he gave up as my shaft grazed the sensitive skin below the head of his dick. I didn’t want the moment to end. But I also wanted the wave of orgasm to crash into us both, like the surf washing over our tangled limbs. I wanted to watch his face in the moonlight as he came.

He must have had another idea. “Eddie, stop. Up. Inside.” Maybe those were all the words he could form right then.

From Swept Away

The list of participating authors is huge, and the collection is a great way to try out some of the wonderful new and established writers in m/m romance. I’m honored my short story “Swept Away” was included in this collection.

Hopefully I didn’t miss listing any of the authors. Congratulations to all and a huge thanks to those in the M/M Romance Group at Goodreads who did all the formatting and hard work of putting the collection together as ebooks and making them available at Goodreads and All Romance eBooks.

If you pick up your own copy of these free reads, I hope you find some wonderful new authors to read.

This free ebook is a collection of 27 short stories celebrating love, sex and romance between men. It is a product of the Goodreads M/M Romance Group Hot Summer Days event and features authors attending the GayRomLit Retreat 2011 in New Orleans; if you like what you read, come join our group!

J. P. Barnaby – IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT (First Love)
L.C. Chase – OPEN TACKLE (Friends to Lovers)
Jaya Christopher – CODY AND THE HERMIT (BDSM/Cowboys)
Poppy Dennison – BLINDSIDED (Hurt/Comfort)
Taylor V. Donovan – HEATSTROKE (Angst)
Rachel Haimowitz – JUNGLE HEAT (Military)
Jambrea Jo Jones – WILD BLUE YONDER (Military)
Lissa Kasey and Xara X. Xanakas – SINK OR SWIM (Established Couple)
K-lee Klein – OUTFOXED (Rock Stars)
Marguerite Labbe – TEARS OF THE SEA (Paranormal/Fairytales)
Clare London – SAY A LITTLE PRAYER (Paranormal/Angels)
Belinda McBride – FREE TO FLY (BDSM)
Michele L. Montgomery – TEARS FROM ABOVE (Paranormal/Angels)
Cherie Noel – KISS AND TELL (Mild Kink)
Lydia Nyx – MOON OVER MONTANA (Shifter/Cowboys)
M.J. O’Shea – BRIDGES (First Love)
S.J.D. Peterson – INNOCENCE TO THE MAX (Paranormal/BDSM)
Devon Rhodes – HIS LAST RESORT (Coming Out)
Jaime Samms – MOURNING (Hurt/Comfort)
P.D. Singer – THE BOY NEXT DOOR (Friends to Lovers)
Andrea Speed – MY BLOODY VALENTINE (Paranormal/Sorcerer)
Damon Suede – SEEDY BUSINESS (Sci-Fi)
V.J. Summers – LIAR, LIAR (Friends to Lovers)
Bryl R. Tyne – ALIPIO (Fantasy)
Piper Vaughn – WANTING (First Love)
Missy Welsh – YOU AND BILLION BLUE TILES (First Love)
Eden Winters – SWEET DREAMS (Coming Out)

Don't Read in the Closet 2

Volume Two
Blaine D. Arden – COLOR ME (Paranormal)
Mandy Beyers – THE PRESENT IN ROOM FOUR (Rent Boy/Hurt-comfort)
JR Boyd – LABOR OF LOVE (Blue Collar)
JM Cartwright – APPEARING KNIGHTLY (Superhero)
Jaya Christopher – CODY AND THE HERMIT (BDSM/Cowboys)*
Casey Cox – BE MY BOY (D/S Slave)
Nicole Dennis – HIDDEN AMONGST STARS (1950’s Hollywood)
Megan Derr – DELIVERY WITH A SMILE (Comedy)
Taylor V. Donovan – HEATSTROKE (Angst)*
Haven Fellows – HIDDEN NEEDS (BDSM)
Kerry Freeman – KEEP ME (Angst, D/s)
Kaje Harper – LIKE THE TASTE OF SUMMER (First-Love/1980’s)
Jason Huffman-Black – I AM THE HIGHWAY (BDSM)
Marguerite Labbe – TEARS OF THE SEA (Paranormal/Fairytales)*
Amy Lane – SUPER SOCK MAN (College/Solo-action)
Cleon Lee – BENEATH YOUR WINGS (Angel/Demon)
Jordan Sophia Lombard – FINDING HOME (Sci-fi/Military)
Sarah Madison – SURF’S UP (Role-Playing)
NJ Nielsen – SHADOWS ON THE HEART (Paranormal)
Elizabeth Noble – TAKE WHAT’S YOURS (Futuristic Sci-fi)
Adara O’Hare – CHASING THE PRICK (Hurt/Comfort)
SJD Peterson – INNOCENCE TO THE MAX (Paranormal/BDSM)*
Lily Sawyer – LAWN MOWER BOYS (Summer Love)
Andrea Speed – MY BLOODY VALENTINE (Paranormal/Sorcerer)*
DH Starr – TLC (Recovery)
Em Woods – BETWEEN FRIENDS (Action)

Don't Read in the Closet 3

Volume Three
Mael Day – THREE MONTHS AND ELEVEN DAYS (First Time/College)
Astrid Detlefsen – THE MUSE (Established Relationship)
Sasha Devlin – STROKE OF MIDNIGHT (Werewolves/Vampires)
Ryssa Edwards – SPINNER (Military)
Tia Fielding – HAWK’S SPARROW (Werewolves)
Rachel Haimowitz – JUNGLE HEAT (Military)*
Julie Lynn Hayes – PAVANE FOR A PROUD PRINCE (Fantasy/Magic)
Valentina Heart – PLUG AND ENGAGE (BDSM/Friends to Lovers)
Lissa Kasey & Xara X.Xanakas – SINK OR SWIM (Established Couple)*
A.J. Llewellyn – CROCODILE UNDIE (M/M/M/M)
Clare London – SAY A LITTLE PRAYER (Paranormal/Angels)*
Belinda McBride – FREE TO FLY (BDSM)*
Summer Michaels – LUCKY BOY (Friends to Lovers)
Bran Mydwynter – FRIDAY I’M IN LOVE (Geeks-Nerds/Humor)
Cherie Noel – KISS AND TELL (Mild Kink)*
Lydia Nyx – MOON OVER MONTANA (Shifter/Cowboys)*
Devon Rhodes – HIS LAST RESORT (Coming Out) *
J. Rocci – JUST BREATHE OUT (First Time/College)
RJ Scott – GOT YOUR SIX (Military/ Friends to Lovers)
PD Singer – THE BOY NEXT DOOR (Friends to Lovers)*
Damon Suede – SEEDY BUSINESS (Sci-Fi)*
Ariel Tachna – YOU’RE IT (Friends to Lovers, M/M/M)
Bryl R. Tyne – ALIPIO (Fantasy) *
Missy Welsh – YOU AND BILLION BLUE TILES (First Love)*
Cooper West – HENRI’S WAR (Diesel-Punk/Film Remix)
Sara Winters – STARTING OVER (College/Athletes)
Serena Yates – ZEPH’S AWAKENING (Rescue/ Age Difference)

Don't Read in the Closet 4

Volume Four
Mark Alders – PYROGASM (Paranormal/Firemen)
Poppy Dennison – BLINDSIDED (Hurt/Comfort)
Charles Edward – HEROTICA: PHOTON’S STORY (Superheroes)
R L Ferguson – RIDING FOR A FALL (Cowboys/Friends-to-Lovers)
S.A. Garcia – A CURE FOR THE KING’S LUST (Wizards/Warriors)
David Greene – SNAKE BITE (Adventure/Coming of Age)
Kathleen Hayes – BROKEN (Hurt/Comfort)
Kayla Jameth – CONTROLLED FALL (Adventure/Nature)
K. Lee Klein – OUTFOXED (Rockstars/ Established-Couples)
Celia Kyle – JOY AND PAIN (BDSM/Voyeurism)
Taylor Law – WRONG TURN (Shape-shifter/Coming-out)
Elizabeth Lister – THE BEACH HOUSE (M/M/M)
Selah March – THE SATYR’S LAMENT (Post-Apocalyptic/ Mythology)
Michele L. Montgomery – TEARS FROM ABOVE (Angels/Light D/S)
Zahra Owens – TRUST (Organized Crime)
Sloan Parker – SWEPT AWAY (Established-Couples)
Jen Pinto – BLUE FLAMES (Sci-Fi/Masturbation)
Kate Sherwood – TAKEN (Friends-to-Lovers, Hurt/Comfort)
K. Z. Snow – QUIET ERP (Fairies/ Non-Explicit Sex)
VJ Summers – LIAR, LIAR (Goth Club/Friends-to-Lovers)
Fae Sutherland – MORE THAN WORDS (Guy-liner/Public Sex)
Anne Tenino – WHITETAIL ROCK (Cops/Inter-Racial)
Pia Veleno – FREEDOM’S SOUVENIR (Vacation Romance)
Eden Winters – SWEET DREAMS (College/Coming-Out)

*These stories also appear in the GayRomLit Special Edition.

ETA 2015: An excerpt of Swept Away and updated links.

Blog Hop Against Homophobia Coming in May

Registration is still going on for the Blog Hop Against Homophobia. This is an all m/m blog hop organized by authors Erica Pike, NJ Nielsen, and K-Lee Klein.

What is a blog hop?
The host of the hop puts together a list of all participating blogs. During the dates of the hop, each blog owner posts on his/her blog about what they are offering as a prize. Readers follow the links to the participating blogs (going from one blog to the next) and post comments or follow the blogger’s instructions at each in order to enter the individual giveaways.

Authors/Publishers/Sellers/Reviewers of M/M Romances: Go to the registration page to learn more about how you can participate.

Readers: There’s nothing for you to do yet. The International Day Against Homophobia, May 17th, is the hop’s official kickoff date. There are already over 135 authors, reviewers, and publishers signed up, so be sure to check out the hop page in May for your chance to win from what is sure to be a huge list of fantastic m/m prizes.

The Sweet Spot (an m/m romance reader group) is now on Facebook

I’m excited to share that author SJ Frost and I have created a Facebook page for our m/m reader group, The Sweet Spot.

Like our Yahoo Group, we’d love for the FB page to be place where readers can connect with each other and authors of m/m romances. We’re also discussing plans to hold contests, reader polls, share photos that inspire us, and other fun stuff like that. We’d love for you to stop by and “Like” the page. Share why you love m/m romances, what you’re reading, or anything else you’d care to talk about. The page is open for anyone to post.

Looking forward to seeing you on Facebook!

You can also join us at our Yahoo Group. We’re in the process of planning a monthly Reader Appreciation day full of fab prizes. We’re finalizing the details now and hoping to start that in March.

I’d love to see you on the Yahoo Group or Facebook or both!

Hope you have a good week.