Category Archives: Free read

Yves approves

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If you need more rugby after that, I have a story that might suit.

ScrumFree at Amazon, Barnes and NobleARe, Kobo, and Apple.

Scrum — now free at all venues

Scrum Thanks to everyone who turned me in: your efforts have paid off. Amazon price-matched Scrum, something I didn’t realize until approximately 1800 other people in the US and the UK found the story.

Due to some peculiar formatting on the Amazon dashboard, I miss the”free download” column when I set the screen to print large enough to read. To get everything on the laptop monitor at once shrinks the screen to 3 point type, and maybe you guys can read that, but I can’t.

This morning I scrolled over, because, might as well. So I was more than a little surprised that there had been well over a thousand downloads on Amazon US, and more than 600 at Amazon UK. Every country site had downloads, except Australia, which might be a function of time zones.

This makes me happy, because I wrote this story as a gift to readers, and wasn’t pleased at all that Amazon insisted on a price tag. For the folks who were kind enough to spend the 99 cents, email me a copy of the receipt and I will send you a little something for your troubles.

But now that the story is free in all venues in its pretty packaging, swing by your favorite ebook store (unless it’s Barnes and Annoying, because they don’t do teh free unless you go through Smashwords, and I don’t, yet) and grab a copy.

Try  Apple , Kobo,  Amazon or All Romance Ebooks, where you can get your choice of MOBI, PDF, or EPUB, And enjoy.

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One look at the Canadian rugby star now playing on his local team turns Robin Isley into a super-fan. He’ll attend practices, cheer every game, and bleed with every tackle, but he won’t come close enough to get an autograph or say a few words.

Yves Dubois’ team runs faster, passes better, and scrums harder when Robin watches: they’ve been winning steadily. Yves has a blinding smile for Robin after practices, but never stops to talk.

Robin needs to know if Yves’ grin is only joy in the game. Finding out will be Robin’s birthday milestone, but first he needs to give himself the gift of courage.

This short story also appears in the Goodreads M/M Romance Group’s “Love Has No Boundaries” anthology volume 10.

Cover reveal, whaddaya think?

I wrote a short for the Goodreads M/M Romance Group a couple of summers ago, and (I wrote one this year, more details to follow.) “The Boy Next Door” is available in the anthologies the group put together, but I haven’t had it as a standalone.

I’ve been cultivating some new skills with covers, so this little short was an obvious target. As soon as I’m sure the files are clean, I’ll be posting it at All Romance eBooks as a free gift to readers who might not want a large anthology, or who weren’t aware the story lurked within it.

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What do you think?

ACK! Now I have to write its blurb.

Tweeting for freebies — Crepuscule Monstrum

The nightmare from an old painting, Crepuscule Monstrum, requires sacrifice. Merrick has been chosen. For what, he knows not, but he’s terrified until the monster–laughs.

Is he Merrick or Michael? Is Jake really Jake, or is he Crepuscule Monstrum? And is it really so awful to touch this “horrible creature”?

Contains Crepuscule Monstrum Part 1 and Crepuscule Monstrum Part 2.

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Carole Cummings and I wrote a short to a picture prompt at Cryselle’s Bookshelf–an accidental collaboration as it turned out. The first part is still there at Cryselle’s review blog, but the second part is hard come by, until now.

Carole ended her section on a cliffie, with a challenge to any author who might want to finish it. I can’t leave something like that alone.

Crepuscule Monstrum Parts 1 and 2 were briefly available through Dreamspinner for the Halloween festivities, but haven’t been seen again until now. With a cover from Jared Rackler and formatting by the  staff of Rocky Ridge Press (me), we now have a unified story to offer.

Carole and I will send you your choice of PDF, ePUB, or mobi file in exchange for following us on Twitter, or if you prefer, here on the blog. Because Crys started this with her prompt pic, following her will net you a copy. Heck, follow us all, we don’t tweet much.

@PD_Singer, @cummingscarole, or @CryselleBook

Free Stories from GayRomLit, including Sugar on the Mountain

One of the pieces of swag that I took to New Orleans was a CD ROM of some free stories. I couldn’t carry enough for everyone, and not everyone was there to collect the hard copy.

Have to fix that, right? I can’t transport you to Louisiana, but I can direct you to where I’ve parked the stories for your reading pleasure.

Here’s what I put on the CD:

On Call: Crossroads, the 2010 Torquere Charity sip that is now a free read for you
Tool for Change, a prompt fic that turned political
Shorts, a collection of flash fiction
and Sugar on the Mountain. Okay, I think I got a little silly with this one, but Mark got into something, much to Allan’s surprise, and I had to write about it. If you’ve never had dulce de leche, then I can only grieve for you. It’s the only substance on the planet that’s better than chocolate.

Sugar on the Mountain is new for GayRomLit, but I invite you to join us in the mountains.

All the stories are available through Goodreads; just use that green button, and enjoy.