Part 9 of MORE THAN JUST A GOOD BOOK now available

The winning cover of the reader poll. This will be used in the final e-book release of MORE THAN JUST A GOOD BOOK.

The winning cover of the reader poll. This will be used in the final e-book and paperback releases of MORE THAN JUST A GOOD BOOK, coming in November 2013.

The next installment of my serial story is now available on my website. I hope you enjoy this edition. Next up is the final installment!

Note about the Final Installment: Next month (November 2013), the final section of MORE THAN JUST A GOOD BOOK will be available on my website for free for only 2 weeks, then it will be removed from the site and the full e-book will be available for purchase at Amazon and other online retailers. You can sign up for my newsletter to get an announcement about the final installment so you don’t miss out.

I hope you enjoy reading more of Mark and Scott’s story.

Part 8 of MORE THAN JUST A GOOD BOOK is now available

Cover-Sm-MoreThanJustSerialGenre: Gay Erotic Romance
Length: Part 8, 5700+ words

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Excerpt from part 8

Mark shifted to kneel on the floor before him. He laid his hands on Scott’s knees. “People who have love behind them are stronger than those without it.” He gripped him by the thighs and tugged him forward until Scott was straddling his lap on the floor. “They have more to fight for.” He drew him even closer, and they were plastered together, Scott’s legs wrapped around Mark. He slid a hand up Scott’s sides, under his T-shirt. Then he removed the shirt in one fluid motion.

Scott gasped as Mark kissed his skin at the base of his neck, an openmouthed kiss that went from his neck to a nipple without stopping. He gave another long tongue-filled kiss all the way back up to Scott’s ear, his warm breath drawing out goose bumps as he said, “Love makes you brave.”

Oh God. Scott tilted Mark’s head back and kissed him, unable to keep from showing how his words and actions affected him.

Never breaking the kiss with the movement, Mark rolled them, pinning Scott on the floor beneath him.

Scott clutched at his arms, tugging him closer, needing more of his kisses, his touches, more of Mark.

He wanted to feel every inch of Mark pressing down on him, wanted to connect with him beyond what sex or words could ever offer. Only he had no idea how to show that to him.

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Vote for a new cover for MORE THAN JUST A GOOD BOOK

Since the full novel version of MORE THAN JUST A GOOD BOOK is going to be published later this year (in both e-book and print formats), I thought it would be nice to have a new cover that would differentiate it from the original short story.

Below are four mock-ups. The first one is similar to both the original cover and the one I’ve been using for the serial story. The other three are new ideas. I’d love to have your vote on which one you’d like to see on the final version of Mark and Scott’s story. I’ll go with whatever mock-up receives the majority of reader votes.

Click on each image to view a larger preview.


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Part 7 of More Than Just a Good Book now available


The next installment of Mark and Scott’s story is now available.

If you check it out, I hope you enjoy the continuation of MORE THAN JUST A GOOD BOOK.

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Story Blurb

Scott is a big book geek and Mark is a little controlling between the sheets. During one afternoon at the university library, they find they are the perfect match. Now they have to find out if they can keep on proving that some things are even more enjoyable than a good book.

Except from part 7

Mark awoke to the oddest sensation. He could feel the heat of Scott’s body beside him. He opened his eyes and found the bedroom still dark. The rain pounding against the window as the storm continued its onslaught added to his feeling of unease. His eyes adjusted to the darkness.

Scott was leaning over him, watching him. “Are you awake?”

Mark laughed. “I am now.”

A loud crack of thunder ripped through the room, startling him. So did the look of worry on Scott’s face that was visible as the flash of lightning lit up the room. Mark scrambled for the lamp on the bedside table. “What’s wrong?”

“I want to go with you when you confront Bruce.”

“What?” Mark moved to a sitting position. “No way.” He tried for a calmer tone. “I don’t think that’s a good idea.”

Scott pulled his legs up under him so he sat on the bed facing Mark. The plaid flannel pajama pants and white long-sleeve cotton shirt he wore had him looking much younger than usual. They’d both been frozen when they got to Mark’s after their stroll through the rain. Mark had forgone his usual insistence that Scott strip down to nothing, and they’d dressed for bed. Although Mark had skipped a shirt with his sweatpants. He’d been glad about that as soon as Scott had settled into the bed with his head on Mark’s chest. That was the last thing he remembered before he drifted off to sleep.

What time was it? Had Scott gotten any sleep?

“I don’t think…” Scott breathed deep, as if summoning the courage to say more. “I don’t think it’s a good idea for you to go alone. You don’t always keep your cool around Bruce.”

He was right about that, but… “Everything in me says I need to make sure you stay away from him.”

Scott said nothing. He folded and unfolded the tip of his right sock that hung off the ends of his toes.

Mark leaned back against the headboard and stared at the ceiling, drumming his fingers on his bent knees. “Don’t ask me to do this.”

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Preview snippet from MORE THAN JUST A GOOD BOOK part 7

Mark filed the idea away for later. He lay down and pulled a sleepy Scott close. Maybe if the talk with Bruce went well, that’s how they could celebrate.

That’s if he didn’t blow it by freaking when it came time to tie Scott up again. He closed his eyes and tried to convince himself he wouldn’t. He had to trust what Scott said. He didn’t want to ruin the amazing thing they had going when it came to the sex. He wouldn’t do that to Scott.

Scott settled in again with his head on Mark’s chest.

Mark ran a hand down his back. “Are you sure…”


Okay. He could do this. He could trust Scott.

I’ve got a new editor I’m working with going over it now, and then it’ll be up on my website.