Riley Sheridan has it all—loving family, college football career, and good looks. The only thing he’s missing is a relationship with the one person he can never have. As a teenager, Riley met Ambrose Whitlock precisely once and knew, without a doubt, that he wanted to be with him. The next time Riley saw Ambrose was at his alpha uncle’s wedding—as an omega groom.
Ambrose Whitlock-Harlow tried to love the husband his father arranged for him to marry, but Jacob was demanding, borderline cruel, and more focused on his political career than his young husband. Jacob leaves when, after several years, Ambrose doesn’t become pregnant.
One stormy night Ambrose’s life is turned upside down by Riley returning to town with an abandoned dog he found on the highway. Riley doesn’t know where to take the mutt, and Ambrose is well-known for his work at the local animal shelter. It doesn’t take Riley and Ambrose long to pick up the fragile relationship they started years ago.
The more time Riley and Ambrose spend together, the faster they fall in love. Not everyone approves, especially when Ambrose becomes pregnant with Riley’s child. The divorce isn’t official yet, and Jacob threatens to take away everything Riley and Ambrose built together.
This 92,000 word story is the third book in the Cherry Hollow Series.
Brodie Miller is an alpha who has had a rough year living in the city. His omega maxed out his credit cards and left him high and dry. The failed relationship sends Brodie running for a free room at home and the familiar comfort of small town living in Cherry Hollow. He finds a serious job, and a side hustle as a bartender, to start digging himself out of trouble.
Porter Eastwood was born into an influential, Cherry Hill family. He never missed out on anything money could buy. Entangled in the Eastwood family business, Porter is unhappy with his job, and if that isn’t enough to make him miserable, he’s a failed omega who has never been in heat.
When Porter finds himself infatuated with the new bartender at his favorite drinking spot, sparks fly, and they tumble their way into bed. Much to Porter’s surprise, it sends him into his very first heat. Brodie steps up to the challenge, the first man to make Porter feel truly cared for, but their amazing chemistry can’t stop reality from creeping in.
Porter is still an Eastwood, and Brodie didn’t grow up on Cherry Hill.Porter soon realizes he made a serious mistake during his heat, and a baby is on the way. Brodie’s day job has him delving into the seedier aspects of the Eastwood empire. With Brodie getting closer to finding out if the Eastwoods are involved in illegal activity, and Porter carefully counting down days until he might start to show, will they be able to make their relationship work?
Cherry Hollow Series Book #1
Welcome to Cherry Hollow…. Home of the Cherry Festival!
Sheriff Trent Miller was happy with his perfect little life. Being a thirty-six-year-old omega with no partner or family suited him just fine, until it all changed. When he ran out of his heat-suppressant pills and his doctor refused to prescribe more, he had his first heat in years. Around the same time, a young alpha who drives him crazy started working as his partner.
Lawson Fisher hated Cherry Hollow. He only returned to his small hometown to help his papa when his dad was diagnosed with cancer. Working alongside Sheriff Miller was frustrating at the best of times, but when Trent went into heat, Lawson felt it was his duty to help him through it, like any good alpha. Besides, he couldn’t seem to keep his hands off Trent.
The more time Lawson spends with Trent, the more he realizes the omega isn’t as bad as he first thought. When they find out Trent’s pregnant, both their lives change. They need to decide the best thing to do for themselves and their baby, especially since not everyone in town is rooting for them to have a happily ever after.
Hadrian made a promise to the new creator of Eden: find the scattered incubi and bring them home. But his intentions weren’t completely pure. Two thousand years ago, he lost his own incubus when he made the biggest mistake of his life. Now that he’s free from his involuntary service and seen the restored Garden of Eden, he’s convinced his incubus could be alive. He’ll do anything to find Pheo again.
Pheo hates what he had become. He hates what he had to do to survive. Most of all, he hates Hadrian for leaving him so long ago. If he ever saw him again, Pheo promised himself he’d make his ex-lover regret it. But he wasn’t prepared for the way he felt when they finally came face to face once again.
Hadrian wants Pheo’s forgiveness, his love, and to share eternity together. While he hates to admit it, Pheo wants Hadrian back too. The problem is, even though Pheo has never stopped loving Hadrian, he doesn’t trust him anymore.
Can Hadrian prove he’s worthy of Pheo’s love, or is their relationship already lost?
Love It Like You Stole It: A Gem City Grit Novel
Michael Levine is backed into a corner. He started tearing apart cars for the local mob with the best of intentions—to save up money to pay for his mechanic certifications and impress his crush and mentor, Ben. But Michael soon finds himself in way over his head. He knows stealing is wrong, but it’s only cars, and the insurance will pay to replace them, right? What started out as a small job to make some extra bucks soon turns into a nightmare he’s not sure he’ll ever be able to find his way out of.
Ben Jelen isn’t sure where his life is going. On the surface everything looks fine. He has a successful business, he’s raising his niece into a strong person, and he has a boyfriend most guys only dream of—sexy and rich. But nothing feels right. The only things that really keep Ben’s attention anymore are his classic Road Runner, his niece, and Michael—his Meeko. Ben took him under his wing forever ago, and their love of old cars and fast driving has forged a strong bond. Ben’s days don’t feel right if he doesn’t get to see Meeko at least once. But something seems drastically wrong in Meeko’s life, and Ben hopes he can put the pieces together to help him before it’s too late.
Peirs had accepted his life of servitude to an angel. His keeper asked only for a willing body, and in exchange his needs were met and he was fed and clothed. Peirs might have served the angel forever—it was the only life he knew—but one day Peirs discovered something he had no way to plan for. After two millennia, he was pregnant. Peirs now must summon the courage to escape his master and the unbendable divine law that declared no half-breeds should live, but running into an angelic soldier in the back room of a bar wasn’t part of his plan.
After years of begging to go to the battlefields on Earth, Tabbis, the youngest angel in Heaven, finally got his assignment. Ready for heroics and bloodshed, he was stunned when he found enchanting and seductive Peirs instead. Tabbis was duty bound to kill Peirs, but Peirs’s very existence challenged everything Tabbis thought he knew.
Tabbis needs answers. Peirs wants nothing more than to save his baby and live in peace. Can they band together to help each other? Or will the wrath of Heaven tear them apart?
Tyler Faulkner lived for his work, constructing Hollywood sets. His designs were perfect, and he expected equal perfection from his crew and himself. But, talented as he was, he felt trapped. A creative clash with a producer left him out of more than just a job, and Tyler decided that maybe a new beginning was exactly what he needed.
Seth Goodwin was reliable. So rock-steady that his father made him a partner in the family construction business over his older brothers. Seth’s job was simple—he took a highly skilled crew out on the road to build ridiculously expensive projects for rich clients. Their success prompted Seth and his dad to hire a new designer.
Seth wasn’t so steady around Tyler. Tyler didn’t simply draw art; he forced it into reality, elbowing his way into Seth’s work crew and life, whether he wanted him there or not. But Seth had a secret he’s been keeping for a long while, and Tyler, flamboyant and verbose, wasn’t someone who fit in a closet, unless he was looking for the perfect shoes to go with his outfit. Would Seth and Tyler be able to make it work? Or would everyone’s secrets catch up with them?
Life hasn’t been good to Jeb Birchman. When he attempted to escape his abusive, zealot father, he found himself on the streets, making a living the only way he knew how, the victim of more violent men—one of whom orchestrates a series of vicious attacks that leave Jeb deaf. Now that he’s aged beyond his latest client’s interest, Jeb knows he needs to escape his risky lifestyle before it’s too late. Seeing one last chance for himself, he earns a GED and enrolls in college.
Freddy Williams enjoys a life that couldn’t be more different from what Jeb has survived. He loves sports, being a personal trainer, and hanging out with friends. The son of deaf parents, Freddy is an outspoken advocate of the Deaf community and works as an interpreter at his college. When he meets Jeb at the bookstore, he’s struck by how attractive he is, and as they get to know each other, he finds Jeb’s good heart just as appealing. By the time he learns of Jeb’s past, it’s only a few steps behind them, and Freddy must make a choice between school and his familiar routine and protecting the man he’s falling in love with.
As a kid, Joseph Appleyard saw things hidden from others. Now he is The Paranaturalist, an investigator and cohost of a television show that seeks to prove the existence of the paranormal. Some think Joe is crazy, but they don’t realize he knows firsthand there’s more to the world than what most perceive. The trouble is, somewhere along the way, Joe lost his vision and it left his world flat and dull. One night an investigation goes horribly wrong, and a powerful ghostly manifestation sends Joe tumbling into a river. Spirit worker Owen Watson saves Joe’s life, and once they are back on dry land, whatever has been blocking Joe’s vision has been washed away.
When a haunting goes from annoying to dangerous, people turn to Owen Watson. He hates those infuriating hacks from TV, but when he pulls Joe from the river, his mind begins to change. Joe is scared and confused, and, Owen realizes, he might just be the real thing. Together, they work to understand the part of Joe that has been shut away for so long. But just as Joe is acclimating to his abilities, his career as a paranormal investigator is in danger of being ripped away. Owen would gladly battle a bloodthirsty spirit for Joe, but he’s out of his element in the world of reality television.
Captain Xavier Hobbs, a decommissioned combat engineer, was chronically lonely in the Army. But once he is back to being a civilian, with no family and nothing to ground him, he drifts. All he wants is a real home, a real life, and love—but that is easy to wish for and hard to make happen.
When he meets Andrew Landry, a high school English teacher, Xavier thinks he has found everything he has ever wanted, maybe even someone he can trust with his scars–the ones on his mind and body. Andrew’s quick wit and outgoing personality reel Xavier in slowly but surely. But he isn’t certain which way Andrew swings, and doesn’t dare to do more than hope the friendly man is actually flirting.
Then, on what Xavier idly wishes were their first date, disaster strikes in the form of Duncan McNeil, a fellow Wiccan and Andrew’s fiancé. Xavier’s hope is smashed to pieces, but Duncan and Andrew may have a different point of view. All they need is a little magic, some hope, and a lot of love to put everything back together.
Threefold Love received a Rainbow Award Honorable Mention 2015.
Threefold Love was a Runner Up in the Gay Paranormal Category for the Rainbow Awards! It was also a Runner Up in the Best Gay Debut Category!
Also available from Barnes & Noble, Kobi, Google Play, ARe, and other outlets.
The Shape of Honey
Yulian Volkov is an entrepreneur and lone werewolf who hates the city. At a pack meeting, he learns the only member he’s attracted to is being expelled for crimes unspecified. Yulian strikes a deal with the pack leader to allow Rolly Witten to live on his farm and work in his Meadery. Although enjoying handsome Rolly’s company, Yulian must tread carefully, since Rolly doesn’t trust him and the pack doesn’t acknowledge homosexuality exists. Meanwhile, Yulian stealthily courts Rolly by teaching him the value of his wolf side.
Rolly, who’s known he was gay since he was a teen, has accepted a life of solitude—and a life of crime. He has no desire to relocate. Yet Yulian’s trust in his ability to do honest work builds his confidence. As life is settling well for them, Rolly learns a friend from his old pack had a crush on him, and he’s torn between returning his friend’s feelings or pursuing the budding relationship with Yulian. But that’s not their worst problem. Assassins are trying to take out both wolves, and they need to figure out who wants them dead or all the trust and happiness they’re building together won’t matter.
Currently being reworked to be re-released sometime in 2019. There are still used paperback copies available on Amazon, at this time.
Novelettes (60-100 Page Stories)
Audio coming soon!
Book #3 in the Love Me Series
Joel Turner, RN, has been having a horrible week, and the strain is starting to show. His mom’s health is deteriorating quickly, his brother almost killed himself, and his sister is pretending her family doesn’t exist. If it weren’t for his relationship with Tasha and Ian, he might not have anything to hold him together at all.
Ian Moore, MD, has been doing okay for himself. With everything a doctor should have—a nice house, a sexy car, a hot girlfriend—and a hot boyfriend—his life can’t get much better. But he can’t control everything. So when Joel’s mom suddenly needs someone to sit with her during the day, Ian tackles it like every other problem and throws money at it. But his usual method doesn’t help as much as he thinks it should, leaving Joel inexplicably angry and Ian hurt and confused.
Tasha Pfeiffer, PA, has her own problems. She has a son to take care of and an ex who decides to contact her out of nowhere, but it’s nothing she can’t handle. However, if someone doesn’t step in between Joel and Ian, things are going to turn bad very quickly. Always the pragmatist, she’s the one who can help figure out some real-world solutions to some serious issues.
Working together as a team—or is that a family?—Joel, Ian, and Tasha try to help one another through the maze of having a real relationship together. It’s not always easy, but it’s worth it.
Book #2 in the Love Me Series
Ian Moore, MD, isn’t sure what he’s gotten himself into by sleeping with Tasha and Joel. He hasn’t been in a real relationship for years, and the only two he’s ever had—one with a man, one with a woman—both ended horribly. Ian has been struggling to figure out who he is ever since his divorce, and would like to rediscover the parts of himself he lost when he got married. With Joel’s gentle coaxing, he just might be able to.
Joel Turner, RN, is mystified when he starts to see a side of Ian he never knew existed. Work Ian is always bold and in control. Bedroom Ian is gentle, shy, and completely different from the face he shows everyone else. Not very experienced, and afraid he’s missing something important, Joel wants someone else to talk to about Ian—someone like Tasha who seems to understand what Ian needs.
Tasha Pfeiffer, PA, had been feeling left out of life, but then she had a wild night with Joel and Ian. The problem is, while she hoped that she could keep them both, realistically she knew that would never work out. She tells her guys this was all a mistake, but if that’s true, why can’t she stop being jealous of the time they spend together?
Will Joel be able to work his magic again and help everyone get along or will one steamy night be all they have to remember?
Book #1 in the Love Me Series
Joel Turner, an RN at Walnut Creek Hospital, has been taking care of his mom ever since she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He hasn’t had much of a life aside from working shifts at the ER, where he met the confusing but sexy Dr. Moore. Something about the thrilling way Dr. Moore takes charge of every situation puts Joel at ease but also leaves him off-kilter, and frequently Tasha has to swoop in to save the day.
Ian Moore, MD, has always been fickle. Some days he likes Tasha better; other days he likes Joel. But one thing he does know is that he would love to see them both spread out on his bed, waiting for him to have them.
Natasha “Tasha” Pfeiffer, PA, doesn’t take any crap, especially from uppity know-it-all docs like Ian Moore. But the way he never backs down, even when she’s at her grumpiest, and the fact that he can make even the most mind-numbing job at the hospital interesting drags her in, however reluctantly. Add to that Joel, the sweetheart nurse who nearly always has a smile on his face, and she’s wishing for more on her lonely Friday nights—both men, to be exact.
When Ian corners Joel and asks him out and then begs Tasha to come along for the ride, will the night explode with passion or just plain explode?
This sweet little story was originally in an anthology, and is roughly twelve thousand words.
Incubus Hal Scand leads a hard life, and the only bright spot is the few minutes he steals at the Cookie Cart each day, where he’s able to forget his problems before it’s back to banging for a buck. Cookie stand employee Porter enjoys flirting with his mysterious regular, but he’s ready for more. And with Valentine’s Day approaching, he has the perfect opportunity to take his chance.
Stokely leads a solitary life, trying to do all the right things. He has a solid, respectable job, a properly decorated, respectable apartment, and goes to work every single day, no matter what. But it’s Christmas, and he hates Christmas, especially since his one guilty pleasure, listening to Asher Banks on the radio, is ruined with upbeat, holiday garbage.
Asher is the polar opposite—he loves Christmas to a fault and schedules himself into the ground with fundraisers to help the local community. When Asher and Stokely meet during one of the holiday spectacles Asher has thrown together, sparks fly, but neither one of them has ever had a real Christmas—or a real home. Will they be able to make one with each other?
A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2017 Advent Calendar “Stocking Stuffers.”
Odin, the jarl’s son, wants to be with Loki and has for as long as he can remember. Odin intends to use the magic of Yuletide—the time between the old year and the new one—to win over Loki.
Loki doesn’t need much convincing to see how wonderful Odin is, but he can’t see a future for himself with the son of a jarl. How would it be possible?
With the jarl’s blessing, Odin hopes to prove, once and for all time, he’s the man for Loki.
This is a 10k word Yule tale meant to help warm a reader through the gloom of the year’s longest night, the winter solstice. Happy holidays and happy reading!