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Stories on the Go

storiesonthego_6x9_front_3There was a reason I was thinking about flash fiction recently. Unfortunately, it got lost in a sea of other thoughts, like Prep Work and its naughty cover woes, and the finishing touches on A New Man.

Then Kayla Jameth came along and distracted me with nekkid athletes.

I digress. Because how about some short shorts? Suitable for reading in those five minute chunks while playing hurry up and wait. Mini-stories to read on a mini-screen.

See, I’m in an anthology with Hugh Howey and Andrew Ashling and JT Hall, and…  And 97 other authors, who span any genre you can imagine, including some gay love to go with the science fiction and the paranormal and the humor and the mystery.

Nothing over 1000 words.  Totally free.  Available anywhere you get your books.  And you want to know how I can tell a romance in less than 1000 words.

(And okay, maybe see what Hugh Howey and Jamie Campbell did with their word counts.)

Barnes & Noble     |    Kobo    |    Amazon    |    Scribd    |     Apple     |   Inkterra

On Call: the Collection now out

OCC600x960Now you can have all the Keith and Dante stories in one neat file. Eight linked stories, roughly thirty thousand words of doctor and veterinarian adventures (and sexytimes) can be yours.

Maybe you’ve read all of the stories and wonder where this “Dante’s Wish” came from. I won’t ask you to buy the whole collection to see this one piece–read it here. But if you’re new to this couple, get the whole saga for a substantial savings over the individual stories.


The new doctor in town, Keith Hoyer has to relinquish care of his new patient, veterinarian Dante James, to privately treat their mutual cases of incurable attraction and terminal romance, complicated with relapsing lust.

Their backgrounds are different, their practices accidentally overlap, and their pasts have some hidden traps to negotiate. A fat, injured tabby cat, a truth-extracting, wounded dog, and a teen with a heartbreaking secret need Keith and Dante’s help. Every patient, furry or human, brings them a little closer together.

The collection contains the full texts of On Call: Afternoon, On Call: Dancing, and On Call: Crossroads, all the bonus stories, and Dante’s Wish. Thirty thousand words comprising eight linked stories.

Soooo, Live at Amazon, and coming any minute now at Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple, and All Romance eBooks.


Why is this otter melting?

I found some pics and couldn’t resist adding captions. Lon’s good times are probably best outside. Find out why in the Out in Colorado anthology.


Fresh powder snow and running water in the Colorado backcountry call Lon like the moon calls the wolves. Belly-sliding to a good time on the weekends makes up for a workweek at a desk, and meeting Corey adds a whole new level of fun to snowboarding.

It’s easy to slip away for alone time on the mountain without raising suspicion, but how’s Lon to entertain himself when bad snow and a worse spill force them off the mountain too early?

With stories from Caitlin Ricci, Tabatha Heart, George Seaton, Lichen Craig, Cari Z, and P.D. Singer.  From Storm Moon Press.

Look who’s “Out in Colorado”


Our Colorado-based m/m anthology is out and ready to spread across the world. To celebrate, the authors are hopping across this blog and that, so come join us!

Monday, May 27th — Caitlin Ricci (@CaitlinRicci) — “Take a Bow”  posted at Live Your Life, Buy the Book
Tuesday, May 28th — George Seaton (@GeorgeSeaton) — “Something Old, Something Blue” has a post at  World of Diversity Fiction.
Wednesday, May 29th — Tabatha Heart (@TabathaHeart) — “Spirit’s Fire”  will be at The Armchair Reader .
Thursday, May 30th — P.D. Singer (@PD_Singer) — “Slip Slide Snow” will be at Cup o’ Porn  .
Friday, May 31st — Caitlin Ricci (@CaitlinRicci) — “Take a Bow” will post at Joyfully Jay.
Saturday, June 1st  Cari Z (@Author_CariZ) — “Casual Brilliance” is posting at Jenre’s Well Read.
Find out what brought us Out in Colorado.

Kate Pavelle succumbs to temptation

My guest today has been doing some reading, and may just have drooled on her e-reader. Meet Kate Pavelle, author of Attack of the Hedgehogs in Dreamspinner’s new anthology, Don’t Try This At Home. (Read it and laugh!)

Being a writer means sitting still. Sitting still, even whilst writing about hot guys who train horses and compete in triathlons, means I pay for my sedentary lifestyle by going to the gym and eating salad.  Chicken paprikasz, a delicious Hungarian dish redolent of paprika and onions that melts on the tongue in its unctuous, creamy sauce, is not a salad – nor is it a triathlon food.

It is seduction food, at least according to Mark and Allan in Fall Down the Mountain by P.D. Singer. See, I just finished reading the book and between the culinary exploits of the adorable and sweet Allan and the Hurricane Sandy’s incessant rain, I’ve baked two batches of Allan’s cinnamon roll and had seconds of chicken paprikasz. I am a hopeless food slut.

Instead of soup, salad, and whole grain bread, I succeeded in feeding my (grateful) family the sort of food that supplies Olympic skiers with their requisite 5,000 calories a day. Knowing it’s all Pam’s fault is cold comfort, because it will be me, not Pam, who will get saddle sores in spinning class tomorrow, fretting over carrying extra weight next triathlon season, or worrying about weighing down the horses while jumping them over obstacles come Sunday.

I am not an exercise nut: varied physical activity not only allows me to sit by the computer for hours on end, it also lets me carry out field research for my stories and books. In case of horseback riding, “Wild Horses” appears in the Animal Magnetism anthology by Dreamspinner Press. I will never ride like Kai or Attila, but I will always be comforted by the warm, uric scent of horse just like Kai, and I shall strive to attain Attila’s equine understanding. Reviewers and fans have clamored to read more about Attila and Kai, and I complied with their wishes: the Wild Horses novel will be submitted to Dreamspinner Press before Thanksgiving. Wish me luck on that! If you want to find out how Kai, a homeless street rat from Pittsburgh ended up bonding with not only the elegant and shy Attila but with his horses as well, I recommend you try the short story first.

The Don’t Try This At Home anthology contains my story “The Attack of the Hedgehogs”. Don’t let the title mislead you into thinking that this is an animal story… it’s rather spicier than the sour cream-laden chicken paprikasz. Boy meets boy, they experiment with a bit of well-meant control but their activities result in unintended, rather prickly consequences.

If you wish to stave off the holiday pounds, I suggest you indulge in reading Fall Down the Mountain and enjoy your cinnamon rolls and rich seduction food vicariously. Don’t look up the recipe, don’t roll out the dough. Unless you’re willing to put in the time at the gym, don’t try this at home! (And if you do anyway, you can blame it on Pam!)
Too many calories lead to one kind of embarassment, but try Kate’s new anthology for a whole assortment of oopsies.

Don’t Try This At Home

Bonked heads. Rough carpet. Burned dinner. Awkward silence. Bitten lips. Startling length. Spilled wax. Pinched fingers. Shattered wineglass. Closet quickie. Flat souffle. Broken bedframe. Shower sex. Overzealous spanking. Embarrassing ex. Lost wallet. Terrible taste. Sore shoulders. Noxious odor. Absent date. Unbelievable girth. Kitchen canoodling. New toy. Stained sheets. Backward compliment. Stifling pillow. Locked handcuffs. Aching ass. Missing keys. Torn seams. Wrenched back. Angry cat. Overeager pass. Uncooperative zipper.

Something always goes wrong in real life. Fortunately, in these stories love blunts the edges so that romance always triumphs over adversity.

Stories included are:
Midnight Caller by Anna Birmingham
Snapshots by Rena Butler
Basil’s Luck by Henrietta Clarke
Boys, Toys, and Carpet Fitters by Taylin Clavelli
Outbursts by Bell Ellis
Tyler Wang Has a Ball by Kim Fielding
Boy Next Door by Ellee Hill
Gremlins in the Works by Kiernan Kelly
Good Food Gone Bad by Venona Keyes
Attack of the Hedgehogs by Kate Pavelle
It’s Not What You Think by Teegan Loy
Slippery When Wet by K. Lynn
Desperate Measures by E.T. Malinowski
Gordon’s Cat by Aundrea Singer
Photo Finish by AC Valentine

Find Kate on Twitter and Facebook.