Romance isn’t just for the young

Who says only twentysomethings are allowed their happy endings? Not me, that’s for sure. So if you want to read about guys in their late forties, who knows what they want in life, who aren’t interested in playing games or drama, and just want to live out the rest of their lives with a good man by their sides, may I suggest either of these books? 🙂

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Team Luker

What if this is the last time we lie like this?

Uncertainty is keeping Ellery Luker awake at night and robbing him of his appetite. It’s been five days since the love of his life and partner of twenty-five years, Jools, went to the doctor. Five days since the biopsy. Five days of going crazy with worry and what ifs?

What if Jools suffers from the same disease that stole Ellery’s mother when he was just eleven?

What if all Ellery’s worst fears come true?

What if…?

M/M contemporary / 5446 words

BUY LINKS

JMS BOOKS | AMAZON | AMAZON UK ITUNES | B&N |

KOBO  | GOOGLE PLAY | SMASHWORDS | SCRIBD

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Of Autumn Leaves and New Beginnings

Sometimes love finds you even when you’re not looking for it.

At 47, Oren Walker isn’t looking for love. When he knocks on Pete Higgins’ door, all he wants is to thank him for helping his mom after she broke her femur. He never expected that one look at the man would make his knees weak and heart flutter.

Pete is happy—albeit a bit lonely—after divorcing his wife of 20 years and isn’t looking to replace her. But when Oren shows up, all grateful and handsome and in that fancy suit, the longing for the deep connection of a relationship flares up inside him.

As the leaves turn yellow, Oren and Pete spend a lot of time in honest conversations. Their attraction grows. Will the two men recognize the promise of new beginnings, and take the chance to find the happiness they both deserve?

M/M contemporary / 17809 words

BUY LINKS

JMS Books  | Amazon | Amazon UK | Kobo | iTunes | B&N | Google Play | Smashwords | Scribd

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New release: Team Luker

Today is the release day for my short story, Team Luker. Jools and Ellery are two characters very dear to my heart, so I really hope you’ll like them as much as I do.

If you’re in the mood for a short, very emotional story about an established couple with characters in their forties, this is the story for you!


team luker excerpt available now

What if this is the last time we lie like this?

Uncertainty is keeping Ellery Luker awake at night and robbing him of his appetite. It’s been five days since the love of his life and partner of twenty-five years, Jools, went to the doctor. Five days since the biopsy. Five days of going crazy with worry and what ifs?

What if Jools suffers from the same disease that stole Ellery’s mother when he was just eleven?

What if all Ellery’s worst fears come true?

What if…?

M/M Contemporary / 5446 words

 

Buy links: JMS BOOKS (20% off until August 9)| AMAZON | AMAZON UK | KOBO | ITUNES | B&NGoogle Play

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Team Luker: pre-order and excerpt

Not even two weeks until the Team Luker release day (13 days, but who’s counting?)! Are you excited? I am.

So here’s a pre-order link and an emotional excerpt for you, this fine Sunday! Have a great rest of the weekend! 🙂

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Pre-order now: JMS Books (20% off until August 9) | Amazon

Excerpt: 

I can’t live without you, my brain screams in panic, but I bite down the words, lock them away in the back of my mind. I need to be strong for him — I can’t crumble at his feet when it’s he who has the health issues — but at the moment, I don’t know how.

Not saying the words out loud doesn’t help; he can read me even in darkness. Even when I don’t say a word and with my back turned to him.

“And if it is what we fear, Ellery, I fight. I fight like hell, because I’m not leaving you, you hear?”

I nod, uncertain that I’ll be able to keep the panic out of my voice.

He presses a kiss to my nape. “I need you. You’re my rock. My strength. I can’t do this alone.” The raspiness — the worry? — in his voice prompts me to speak.

“We’re a team,” I say, proud that my voice isn’t cracking. “We’ll always be a team.”

“Go Team Luker!” His exclamation coaxes a smile from me, like he knew it would. He peppers more kisses at my nape. Featherlight and soft, until a shiver racks my body. He hums, his chest vibrating against my back, and he rubs his leg against mine.

Being surrounded by him makes me feel safe and cherished, and it loosens my tongue. “I can’t lose you, Jools. I can’t.” It’s a trembling whisper but I’m sure he can hear me in the otherwise silent room. “Not now that I finally get to call you my husband. Not ever. We’re supposed to grow old and gray together. We’re supposed to live happily ever after. I can’t … I can’t …” I bite down on my tongue to stop the frantic blabbering. He doesn’t need this from me.

Be strong, Ellery. At least try.

“Hey.” He rolls me onto my back, climb on top of me and straddles my thighs. Leaning forward, he cups my face with warm, caring palms, and he rests his forehead against mine. “I’m not leaving you. I’m not.”

I throw my arms around his neck and my legs around his waist and cling to him like a monkey. “I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry …”

He cuts me off with a kiss; his full lips against mine, his hands on my face, and his groin pushing into mine curl my toes and take the edge off the piercing worry. When his tongue begs to be let into my mouth, I gasp, and he slips inside. He’s licking the roof of my mouth, curling his tongue around mine. Devouring me, loving me. Distracting me from my panicked thoughts.

I slacken under him as he rubs his chest and stomach against me, using his entire body to tell me how much I mean to him. Trying to reassure me.

Do you think I want to leave you? his movements say. You’re mine as much as I’m yours, his lips say as he brushes them against my skin. I’ll fight to my last breath to stay with you, his caressing fingers say.

Jools is eloquent and well-spoken, but we communicate best skin to skin. Body to body.

Breath to breath.

Cover reveal: Team Luker

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What if this is the last time we lie like this?

Uncertainty is keeping Ellery Luker awake at night and robbing him of his appetite. It’s been five days since the love of his life and partner of twenty-five years, Jools, went to the doctor. Five days since the biopsy. Five days of going crazy with worry and what ifs?

What if Jools suffers from the same disease that stole Ellery’s mother when he was just eleven?

What if all Ellery’s worst fears come true?

What if…?

M/M Contemporary / approximately 5500 words

Release day: August 3

Writing therapy

Two weeks ago today, Thursday May 2nd, I did a thing. Something personal weighed heavy on me, worried me and the night between Wednesday and Thursday, I couldn’t sleep. I always have trouble sleeping when I’ve got a lot on my mind. My brain worked through what I was worrying about and when I woke up on Thursday, I knew a way to tackle my fears: write.

So I sat down at my desk…and wrote an entire story from beginning to end. Granted, it’s short, around 5400 words, but it has a beginning, a middle, and an end, and two characters I care deeply about.

The next day I edited it and talked to my betas. And since the story is short – and my betas are fast – I got it back within a day. I wrote a blurb (even that flowed out of me, no public moaning from me about how much I hate blurb writing), filled out all the necessary forms, and submitted it to my publisher.

So a week later – last week – I signed a contract. That’s gotta be some kind of record.

But what’s more important is that it was a great way of working through my worry, of focusing on something else for a few hours. I write because I love it. Because I have to. But also because it helps me.

Sometime in August, you’ll be able to read my little story that was born out of fear and worry. I hope you all will like it, because it’s very important to me.

Blurb is below.


Team Luker

What if this is the last time we lie like this?

Uncertainty is keeping Ellery Luker awake at night and robbing him of his appetite. It’s been five days since the love of his life and partner of twenty-five years, Jools, went to the doctor. Five days since the biopsy. Five days of going crazy with worry and what ifs?

What if Jools suffer from the same disease that stole Ellery’s mother when he was just eleven?

What if all Ellery’s worst fears come true?

What if…?