Free book…and book sale!!

Smashwords is having their traditional End of Year Sale, which means all my books are 50% off. But even better: my very short story All I See (4633 words) is completely free during this sale!! So hurry on over and download it, because there’s nothing better than free books, amirite?

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Theo and Kieran have been together for five years. They’re very happy…behind closed doors. Theo accepted from the start that Kieran isn’t out to his conservative parents and has a lot to lose if they find out about his sexuality.

But a moment of sadness at a wedding changes things. Theo is faced with a decision: live the rest of his life in secret…or break it off.

Or is there a third alternative?

M/M Contemporary / 4633 words



All my books are 50% off through January 1, so if you want to splurge, now’s the time!


Cover reveal and Black Friday Sale!

I hope you had a good day yesterday, whether you celebrated Thanksgiving, had an ordinary Thursday, or like me: unpacked the stuff that finally came on the boat from Malaysia 😀

Today is Friday, and of course my publisher JMS Books has a Black Friday sale. And as always, it includes pre-orders, like for example for my upcoming Christmas story Four Christmases.

Let’s start by looking at the cover of said story! Isn’t it pretty?


Will a decade-old family feud and long held secrets stand in the way of love?

Auden Whipple is searching for a bit of peace and quiet from his loud family when he stumbles across the neighbor, Porter Eldin. Porter is scorching hot on a freezing Christmas Day, and nothing like Auden expected. A moment shared by the creek, begins a relationship that surprises them both.

As the Christmases pass, Auden and Porter’s relationship deepens. But the obstacle of the unresolved conflict between the Whipples and the Eldins makes Auden worried. Worried to tell his family of his new-found love, worried that the conflict will come between them.

Can two men truly in love help mend fences that have been broken for too long? Can the holiday spirit help Auden and Porter find their happily ever after?


But now for the sale part of this blog post. I’ve already done a lot of shopping today on Black Friday (because I just moved across the world and a huge sale like this is great when you have a long list of things you need to buy!) so I don’t know if my budget allows any books. Maybe if I’m good and do some unpacking, I can reward myself with book shopping? Whaddaya say?


Today and tomorrow, all ebooks at JMS Books are 60% off and all paperbacks are $8!! Which means all my ebooks are available at 60% off!!

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So why not pre-order the re-release of Red Popcorn Strings and Gumball Rings for $1.20, or Four Christmases for $1.60, or 2019 Top Ten Gay Romance (which includes my story Awakenings & French Songs and nine other stories) for only $2.40?

And if you like paperbacks, Finding The One is only eight bucks!!

Here’s a link to my author page at JMS Books so you can browse all my books. Happy shopping!

Halloween Sale @ JMS Books

Do you like paranormal but not horror? Sweet instead of scary? A fluffy bunny shifter instead of a werewolf? Or a troubled pegasus instead of blood-thirsty vampires?

halloween sale at JMS BooksIf your answer to all the above questions is “yes” – why not take advantage of JMS Books Halloween sale and buy 9 Willow Street (bunny shifter) and/or In My Arms Again (troubled pegasus)? All ebooks are 40% off Thursday and Friday, so if you plan on curling up on the couch with a good book after the trick-or-treating is done, devouring the leftover Halloween candy (you did buy enough so you got leftovers for yourself, right?), now’s the perfect time to indulge in cheap books!


Link to my author page with all my stories: AUTHOR PAGE

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And of course all ebooks are on sale, which makes it a supremely great opportunity to buy Legendary Loves volume 2 – the JMS Trio with stories by me, Addison Albright, and Kassandra Lea featuring a troubled pegasus, a kilt-wearing sea monster, and Bigfoot with…eh dangly-bits. Three stories for the price of one, or even less than one!! What are you waiting for, clickety-click the links below to read more and to buy the books.


Legendary Loves vol 2 | In My Arms Again | The Murky Depths | Weekend at Bigfoot’s

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Book sale – 50% off ebooks


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My fabulous publisher JMS Books has a sale on all ebooks to mark the end of summer, because when fall comes we need more books. Because books and tea and candles and warm socks are perfect for fall, and go together like…um, I’m not gonna say peanut butter and jelly because I’m not a fan of that combination, but pick something you feel really go together. I’m choosing hamburgers and onions, because I can’t eat burgers without onions! 😀

Anyhooo. That means that my ebooks are 50% off at JMS Books this weekend and through Monday, so if you need to refill your TBR to make sure you have something to read when the days grow colder this is the perfect opportunity.

Why not pre-order my book Of Autumn Leaves and New Beginnings (release day September 21) if you haven’t already done it, because as you can tell, it’s all about the autumn. It’s also about two men in their late forties starting over.

My collab story with Kris T. Bethke, Falling Into Love also takes place in autumn, so if you’re in the mood for the found family trope, this is just for you.

9 Willow Street also takes place in fall (despite the happy green cover) and features a super cute bunny shifter. Us Again is a short, second chances story with lovely fall colors on the cover.

But all my books are on sale, of course, so check out this link to my author page on the JMS website to see what else I’ve written!

I have some recommendations for books written by other authors you can buy, too, if you already own all of mine 😀

  • Wild Fragile Vines by Vivien Dean (that I reviewed here) is on pre-order. It will be re-released by JMS on September 4 (it was previously published by Amber Quill), and I absolutely adored it. I loved it so much I’m actually considering buying it again (even though it’s the same cover and everything) just to support Ms. Dean.
  • Pumpkin Rolls and Porn Sounds by Kris T. Bethke. It was the first story I read by my dear friend Ms. Bethke and I bought it only because of the fun title, but it turned out to be a great little book and it made me a fan of her writing. It’ll be re-released by JMS (it was previously published by Dreamspinner Press) on September 21 and will share book birthday with Of Autumn Leaves and New Beginnings!! Yay!
  • Chicken Soup by Mel Bossa, which I talked about here. It’s a very short story but full on the feels, and it’s only 50 cents now so clickety-click and buy it. You won’t regret it.
  • Cultivating Love by Addison Albright. I’ve raved so much about Prince Marcelo from the Plans series lately, so I need to give some love to Ed and Joe so they don’t feel neglected. It was my introduction to Addison’s writing, and it’s one of my favorite re-reads!


JMS Books sale, July 15-16

As one of my favorite writers, K.L. Noone tweeted: “If you’re looking for a good sale that supports a lovely small queer press” – may I suggest you take advantage of the fabulous sale at JMS Books?

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All my books are 50% off, which means you could buy all my solo published ebooks for only 24 bucks if you wanted. How’s that for a sale? (Or come to think of it, you can buy all my solo published ebooks for 21 bucks, because Finding The One is a collection and if you buy all the others you don’t need to buy that one too. Unless you love me a lot, that is 😀 )

Here’s a link to my author page at JMS Books. Clickety-click and go wild! Or you know, as wild as you can afford 🙂

If you need suggestions on what to buy (except for my books, he-he), here’s a handy list:

  • Preorder Forever Nine by the lovely Kris T. Bethke. I’ve read it, you’ll like it, and you won’t have to wait long either, it will be released on Saturday.
  • I raved about Prince Marcelo yesterday, so now’s the time to buy his books if you haven’t already. I’m talking about The Contingency Plan and The Best-Laid Plans by Addison Albright of course. For only $3, you’ll get a fantastic adventure and the story of my current favorite character, how’s that for a bargain? 🙂
  • If you haven’t read the wonderful K.L. Noone, you really should. Everything I’ve read that she’s written has been good, so take your pick here.
  • Promises by Ruby Moone, and not only because the cover model is haaaaawt, but it sure doesn’t hurt! 🙂
  • If you want really good value for money, try a box set: several stories collected in one yummy package, what’s not to like? Granted, I haven’t read all of these, but everyone loves a good bargain, right?

Smashwords sale

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It’s time for the annual Smashwords summer/winter sale. Most of my books are 50% off except for the ones co-authored with Kris T. Bethke (they are 25% off) and All I See.

Click this link to get to my Smashwords author page to do some shopping. 

Or go to the Smashwords JMS Books profile page to check out some of my fellow authors’ books to see some discounted goodies!

9 Willow Street

It’s little more than a week until the release of 9 Willow Street, and here are more pre-order links. A reminder: if you haven’t used the the Pride sale code on JMS Books page yet, you still have a couple days to get my books (including pre-orders) for 50% off.

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(20% off until July 13, or if you haven’t used your Pride coupon yet, you can get it for 50% off until June 30)


M/M Paranormal / 28000 words


Next morning, I wake up early. It’s still dark outside, and I’m not sure what woke me up — a quick glance at the ancient mechanical clock radio on the bedside table tells me it’s almost two hours until my alarm will go off, so I close my eyes again, willing myself to go back to sleep.

My eyelids are heavy, and I melt into the mattress as my mind drifts. I must already be dreaming because I can smell coffee; strong and bitter and fruity, and it’s making my mouth water. The scent grows more intense and I hum. I’ve never had a dream this life-like before.

My eyes flutter open and I rub a palm over my face, but the coffee aroma doesn’t disappear even though I’m clearly awake. Knitting my eyebrows together, I turn on the light.

And there, on the bedside table, stands my favorite cup — the one Nana hand-painted with my name and wood anemones, my favorite flower — full of hot, steaming coffee.

“What the …?” I push myself up to seated and stare at the thing as though it’s a huge disgusting cockroach.

… and from the corner of my eye, I notice someone sitting on the floor, leaning against the wall under the window.

I gasp, scrambling backward until I almost fall off the bed. When my feet hit the floor, I put as much distance between me and the stranger as I can. My legs wobble and my hands tingle as I press my back against the wardrobe door.

“Who are you? How did you get in here?” I say, voice breathy and hesitant. I wouldn’t scare a mouse in my state. My gaze flits between the intruder and the door.

Can I make a run for it?

My heart is galloping in my chest, and I shake my head, trying to clear it and make sure I’m properly awake, but he’s still there. He’s real, not a figment of my imagination.

As I look closer at the man, who’s not saying anything, just sits there as though he’s trying to be as unthreatening as possible, I realize he’s vaguely familiar.

I definitely recognize the Bob Dylan T-shirt he’s wearing. “Are you wearing my clothes?”

He nods, making his huge white-blond curls bounce around his head. The tip of his nose twitches and his forget-me-not colored eyes are big and guarded.

It’s the eyes that does it.

“Wait! You’re that guy. The one the Nymans were here looking for.” I bite my lip as I search my brain for the name of the missing man. “Mattis?”


I jump when he speaks, making my head slam against the wardrobe, and I wince.

“Don’t be afraid, I won’t hurt you, I promise.”

I scowl at him, inching myself closer to the door, hoping he won’t try and stop me when I get close enough to bolt.

Why, oh why, did I make that stupid rule for myself to never bring my phone to bed? If I’d had it, I could’ve hidden in the closet and called 911.

“I made you coffee, Hannes. Please don’t run, I need to talk to you.”

“How do you know my name?” My voice is nowhere near as demanding as I want it to be. Instead, it sounds more like a plea and cracks.

Slowly, he rises to his feet in one fluid motion, keeping his gaze on me and his voice soft. “I know many things about you.”

“How?” I’m pretty close to the door now. Just a few steps and I’ll be out.

“Please don’t run. Sit, drink your coffee, and I’ll tell you.”

I shake my head. “Why should I? How do I know you’re not here to kill me or something?”

He cocks his head and his nose twitches faster. “’Don’t be afraid. I know I probably look big and scary to someone as small as you, but I promise I’m nice. I won’t hurt you.’”

I freeze as he quotes my own words back to me, the ones I said to Mio that day I found him in the kitchen. “How?” I whisper.