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I’m an award-winning author of contemporary, paranormal, steampunk, fantasy, and murder mystery
LGBTQ erotic romances.
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Rivers of Wind—Cowboys of Snow Lake 1
Jayden Frost, a young city guy, looks for escape from hungry ghosts of the past, but instead encounters Mal Ryder, a sexy mourning cowboy in the far Midwest. Both struggling to find meaning in their hollow lives they’re surprised to find their fate lies in each other’s arms.
Sub—Sailor's Knot 1
is a contemporary naval M/M erotic romance, available at Siren Publishing and at Amazon and retailers as an eBook and paperback.
Power play through sex. Naval Captain David Williams, with his calm demeanor in training insubordinate officers, comes face to face with his most unruly subordinate to date, Lieutenant Hunter Masters, who’ll use any means necessary – including sex – to get his way. The game is on – and the stakes are high.
Sunlight on Water
Sunlight on Water
is a short story available in an anthology Two Tickets to Paradise by Dreamspinner Press as both an eBook and paperback, and same formats on Amazon.
On his first trip anywhere, Armas “Ari” Aalto meets a gorgeous stranger, Ryan Knight, on the beach of a tropical island paradise. Sparks turn into flames as they plunge into a sensuous affair. But their happily-ever-after is threatened when first a misassumption and then a lie lead to a revelation of the worse kind.
is a free short story about a troubled M/M couple. This is also available on Goodreads as a freely downloadable PDF.
Hal and Trevor have been together in a steady relationship for years. Now they find themselves in a rut, and the threat of a younger love interest forces them to confront each other--and to rekindle the old flame of love they thought had faded to dying embers.
Rivers of Passion—Cowboys of Snow Lake 2
Rivers of Passion
is a contemporary cowboy M/M romance, available as an eBook and paperback at Siren Publishing and Amazon.
Jamey Wilde, an artist, arrives at the Windy River Ranch where his best friend lives. There he meets a witty, sexy cowboy, Beauregard Remington. They share an immediate attraction but the lovers will have to face drunken bigots and jealous ex-boyfriends before they can forge a life together.
Sounds of Love—Senses and Sensations 1
Police officer Jordan Waters has a new job in a new city. He's looking for uncomplicated sex. Then he meets a man unlike any he's encountered. Police volunteer Sebastian Sumner may be deaf, but he's strong and sincere with a sharp sense of humor. Can these two men learn to trust each other with their hearts, or are they deaf to the sounds of love?
Twice By Chance—Second Chances 1
At a club in LA, Addy Monroe meets rock singer Zak Roscoe—the man who unwittingly taught Addy who he is. A private and guarded person, Zak allows himself to be seduced for a night of pleasure. But the morning after brings reality into the fantasy. If only wishes were second chances….
The Wolfing Way—Lifting the Veil 1
The Wolfing Way
is a paranormal M/M romance novella, available as an eBook at Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, and other retailers.
Kristopher Ellis thought that the time of arranged marriages was long past—but that was before the Great Unveiling revealed creatures of myth living among humans. Now a routine medical test has determined that Kris has a werewolf mate named Rafael King. Kris is fresh out of college and has plans for his future while Rafe has sought his mate for the past two centuries. Kris and Rafe are two very different people, and the werewolf way of life is dangerous. Is the fight for love really worth it?
The Witching Hour
The Witching Hour
is a short story, available in the June Daily Dose anthology Time Is Eternity by Dreamspinner Press as an eBook. The story is available as part of the whole package and as an individual story at Dreamspinner, Amazon, and other retailers.
Teenager Perry Green witnesses his adult neighbor, Seth Moore, crying in his car and decides to console the man he’s spent many a year fantasizing about.
Then a magical grandfather clock chimes, marking the beginning of the witching hour, and the two of them are thrust back in time to a pivotal moment in Seth’s past.
Though the magic of time seems to be on their side, it’s up to Perry to show Seth that love surpasses time itself.
Mending Fences—Cowboys of Snow Lake 3
is a contemporary cowboy M/M romance, available at Siren Publishing and Amazon as an eBook. Paperback format is also available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers.
Clayton Jennings, a cowboy accidentally outed as gay in front of his fiancée, is alone, drunk and beaten up on a daily basis. To his rescue comes the most unlikely person: Jesse Brown, the Sheriff of Snow Lake, the gorgeous jock Clayton had dreamt of in high school. Healing a man lost within and without is no easy feat even for a man as determined as Jesse.
Genie's Wish—Lifting the Veil 2
is a paranormal M/M/M romance, available by Dreamspinner Press, Amazon and Barnes & Noble as an eBook and paperback.
At a ruined underground city discovered in Majlis al-Jinn junior archaeologist Pip Butler accidentally unleashes a naked genie named Jinn. Pip has a hard time refusing Jinn’s flirtatious advances—even though he's pining for his charismatic supervisor, Val Velde. Then ruthless mercenaries arrive at the dig site to collect Jinn’s lamp. For Pip, Val, and Jinn it's a race against the clock to discover the secrets of the ancient city—and to resolve their romantic ménage.
Love In Plain Sight—Senses and Sensations 2
Love in Plain Sight
is a contemporary suspense M/M romance, available by Dreamspinner Press, All Romance eBooks, and Amazon as an eBook.
Deaf police volunteer Sebastian Sumner has been involved with Detective Jordan Waters for a year. Jordan is investigating a shady art dealer suspected of smuggling and forgery, and the case consumes his attention. Yet there is an important anniversary approaching, and both men have to learn that even though love is in plain sight, it should not be taken for granted.
The Last Werewolf—The Weres of Europe 1
The Last Werewolf
is a paranormal M/M/F erotic romance, a collaboration with Jennifer Denys. Now available from Evernight Publishing, Amazon, and All Romance eBooks as an eBook and from CreateSpace as a paperback.
Summer Harrison believes she is the last werewolf in the world. She travels to Finland on the trail of an old family letter. She meets and falls for a Finnish man, Rikhard Linna, even though Rik still has feelings for his ex-boyfriend, Leevi Valo. During her journey through rural Finland, Summer discovers that uncovering the truth about her wolf heritage is fraught with peril.
Falling for Rain
Falling for Rain
is a contemporary M/M romance, available by Dreamspinner Press as both an eBook and paperback, and by All Romance eBooks, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers.
Matt Wetherton is a tax attorney who breaks up a gay bashing. The victim, Rain Deveraux, is a beautiful, effeminate lounge singer. This is the beginning of the romance of their lives. They clash repeatedly: Rain clings to his right of self-expression, while Matt worries for his safety. Then an accident robs Rain of his independence and singing voice, testing the bond of their newfound relationship. Can they find the music of love together?
Sub Rosa—Sailor's Knot 2
is a contemporary sailor M/M romance, available as an eBook by Siren Publishing, and as a paperback on Amazon, together with the third story in this series.
David Williams and Hunter Masters have been together for over a year, and are recently married. A mysterious love letter arrives, addressed to Hunter from a woman named Megan, sparking jealousy between the two. Together they set out to find out who is behind the cryptic note. What is the full story of forbidden love hidden under the roses?
The Season of Snow and Snogging
The Season of Snow and Snogging
is a contemporary holiday M/M romance, available as an eBook by Siren Publishing.
A Finnish Christmas at a wilderness cottage. No electricity, no running water, and relatives close-by. What can Niki Immonen and Charlie Hale do for privacy? The guest bedroom, the sauna, or the woods? And what will Santa bring them for Christmas?
A Hero of His Own—Sailor's Knot 3
A Hero of His Own
is a contemporary sailor M/M romance, available as an eBook by Siren Publishing as well as Amazon and other retailers, and as a paperback on Amazon, together with the second story in this series.
Dan West seeks R&R from the Navy with friends in Maine. Witnessing a car accident derails him. The injured man, Patrick Prescott, is the mayor’s troubled, closeted son. Dan offers help, but Patrick starts to romantically pursue Dan, as though actively seeking his own public ruin. Dan, however, is not in town to stay. Collisions of all kinds are inevitable.
Hunter's Moon—Lifting the Veil 3
is a paranormal M/M romance, available as an eBook by Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, All Romance eBooks, and other retailers.
Kieran Knight, a freelance mercenary, hunts mythical beings for money. He abducts Gabriel King, intending to turn him over to his wealthy clients. But Gabriel isn’t any ordinary cowboy. He’s a powerful werewolf and the beta of his pack—and as he and Kieran soon discover, he is also Kieran’s mate. They orchestrate an escape, but Kieran’s clients won’t give up their werewolf without a fight.
Hopeful Hearts—Hearts 1
is a contemporary F/F romance, available as an e-book by Evernight Publishing, All Romance eBooks, Amazon, and Siren BookStrand.
Shy curator Lily Swan buries herself in books while brazen treasure hunter Mickey Slater has wild adventures all over the world. One night at a museum party, Mickey uncovers a secret gem in Lily. Spectacular sex follows, rocking both their worlds. The following day, it's time for these two strong, smart, and sexy women to show what they’re really made of—and what truths lie in their hearts.
A Luminous Touch—Senses and Sensations 3
is a contemporary M/M romance, available as an e-book by Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, and All Romance eBooks.
EMT Jack Waters is badly burned in a building fire, and is devastated. But waiting by his bedside are his cop ex-boyfriend, Kevin Thompson, and his fireman rescuer, Luke Kennard, who both seem determined to compete for his attention—burns or no. When new fires break out all over town, targeting rescue personnel, clues point to someone close to Jack. He survived one fire, but next time? It seems he is pursued by a relentless foe, and the flames can reduce him to ashes—unless the love of two men burns him first.
Cowboy's Challenge—Cowboys of Snow Lake 4
is a cowboy M/M romance, available in e-book formats by Siren Publishing, and in e-book formats and paperback on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Simon Westfield, the owner of a stud farm in Wyoming, has become the guardian of his niece and nephew, Dale and Allie. It’s clear he needs help. Enter Tristan Markham, a professional live-in male nanny. The two men are polar opposites. Where Simon is closeted, reserved, and introverted, Tristan is an out and proud gay liberal pacifist. Clashes are inevitable. But when things start to go wrong, they must work together, or lose everything.
Lost Heart—Hearts 2
is a contemporary F/F romance, available as an e-book by Evernight Publishing, on Amazon, All Romance eBooks, Barnes & Noble, and Siren BookStrand.
Shy curator Lily Swan has been involved with brazen adventurer Mickey Slater for a while now. Late one night Lily learns Mickey’s been arrested for the theft of a fabled jewel, the Heart of Solitude. As the investigation proceeds, the two fall into the line of sight of a thief who is not above murder to win.
Piper is a ballet dancer who has a secret. Now he’s depressed enough that his best friend, Sage, lures him into a night of drinking and games. Except the game is truth or dare, and they end up doing less drinking and more confessing. Hidden secrets spill out and brazen acts draw the two men closer.
Accidental Chemistry—Second Chances 2
is a contemporary M/M romance, available as an e-book by Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers.
Zane Roscoe is a reckless musician with only a few goals in life. Joshua Norton is a shy, quiet pharmaceutical chemist in-training. Their relationship begins with a case of mistaken identity at a gay night club. One miscommunication follows another, and a series of bumbling disasters lead to dissatisfaction for all. Can they find the new beginning they need for a second chance at love?
Hard & Raw—Cowboys of Snow Lake 5
Hard & Raw
is a contemporary BDSM cowboy M/M/M romance, available as an e-book by Siren Publishing. Available also from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Paperback comes later in the year.
Late one snowy night, baker Noah Appleton breaks his delivery van. He calls Hard & Raw Repairs for a tow truck. To his aid comes two gorgeous men. Jake Harding is a sweet cowboy-mechanic, while his best friend and business partner, Michael Rawlins, is a seductive bad-boy biker. They are both tops and Doms. They bid Noah entry into a world of sexual submission and pleasure slavery at a BDSM club, a ranch, and a garage. What happens when sex turns to intimacy?
The Sweetest Scent—Senses and Sensations 4
The Sweetest Scent
is a contemporary M/M romance, available in e-book formats and in paperback by Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and All Romance e-Books.
Bro Sumner loves his girlfriend, Lacey Adair, who underneath her pretty dress is a boy, and she loves him right back. An exclusive item in high school, they face a bullying fellow jock on Bro’s football team and Lacey’s violent alcoholic father.
In separate colleges, they make new friendships and discover new romantic possibilities. Temptations, jealousies, distance, and expanding horizons could sever their relationship forever. They must learn to keep their dream of a life together alive in their hearts.
Monsters Under the Bed—Lifting the Veil 4
Monsters Under the Bed
is a paranormal mystery M/M romance, available in e-book formats by Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and All Romance e-Books.
PI Sam Garrett is hired by eccentric billionaire toy maker and child genius Mozart "Mo" Chance—after his apparent suicide in the hills of San Francisco. The inheritors of Mo’s fortune—the uncle, the butler, the nanny, and the bodyguard—all possess secrets. Sam’s partner and lover, Rex Ford, is suddenly a suspect too. Sam continues to search for answers as powers beyond his imagination are unleashed. If Mo endured horrific nightmares about monsters under his bed, there’s no telling what dangers await a nosy PI.
Sparks & Drops—The Wheel Mysteries 1
Sparks and Drops
is a contemporary murder mystery M/M romance, available in e-book formats by Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and All Romance e-Books.
Gus Goodwin, a pagan shopkeeper, meets a Niall Valentine, a mysterious PI investigating the disappearance of a local witch named Joy. Harmless flirting and information gathering soon turns dangerous when bodies begin to pile up. Someone is using fire and water to kill witches associated with Joy, and it is up to Niall and Gus to find out what’s going on.
Sensible Commitments—Senses and Sensations 5
is a contemporary holiday M/M romance, available in e-book formats by Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and All Romance e-Books.
The time has come for Jordan Waters and Sebastian Sumner to officially declare their love for each other, the wedding set two days before Christmas. Supportive friends—Jack Waters, Kevin Thompson, Bro Sumner, and Lacey Adair—mean a happy home. All three couples must make peace with their past as they prepare to celebrate friendship, brotherhood, and true love.
Lofty Dreams of Earthbound Men—Isleshire Chronicles 1
Lofty Dreams of Earthbound Men
is a steampunk/gaslight and fantasy MM romance, available in e-book formats by Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and All Romance e-Books.
On the night of the summer solstice, Obadai Bashim encounters Jules Sterling, a young engineering sage. Jules is on the run from a ripper. But escaping the ripper’s clutches is not enough. Jules has a mission of his own: to repair a faulty airship inn about to come crashing down on the Township of Dunbruth. Luckily, Obadai has a few magickal secrets up his sleeve.
Stars & Stripes—Cowboys of Snow Lake 6
Stars & Stripes: A Bedtime Story
is an historical cowboy/western MM romance, available in e-book formats by Siren Publishing and Amazon, and in paperback form later in the year.
Snow Lake, 1883. Sheriff Lincoln Redding tracks an escaped prisoner, Edwin "Ned" Dove, through the wilderness of Wyoming. When Lincoln finds Dove, he has to accept that a tin star on his chest doesn’t mean he’s infallible and that a striped prison uniform doesn’t necessarily mean a man is guilty. Lincoln’s loyalties are divided between doing his duty and falling for a man he shouldn’t.
Love of the Wild—Lifting the Veil 5
Love of the Wild
is a paranormal suspense M/M romance with werewolves, readily available in e-book formats by Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and All Romance e-Books.
Trying to jumpstart his waning career in travel journalism, Jim Faulkner jumps out of a plane in Connor’s Crossing, Wyoming, but he gets stuck in a tree. He is rescued by a mysterious man. Although Jim feels an odd connection to Dakotah, Dak acts hostile. Then Jim is surrounded by progenitors—the most powerful werewolves in existence—who all want Jim as their mate. After one abducts him, Jim has to fight for his freedom and for his one true mate. No matter how reluctant said mate is.
Duncan Kerr is the art director of a small erotic romance publisher, and he arranges an open submissions call for new artists. Ruben Winterbottom isn’t an average freelance artist, but an agoraphobic, with fear as his sole companion. Duncan sees into Ruben’s beautiful soul. But… falling in love with a broken boy might be the first draft of heartbreak.
Twist in the Saddle—Cowboys of Snow Lake 7
Baker Noah Appleton, cowboy Jake Harding, and bad boy biker Michael Rawlins have a threeway D/s relationship. Jake and Michael are the Doms, Noah the slave-in-training. Noah’s birthday has arrived. What gifts lay in wait for the threesome? Bondage in the shower, flogging in the stables, skinny-dipping in a hot spring, sex in the truck, and more….
Devil's Own—The Wheel Mysteries 2
is a contemporary murder mystery M/M romance, readily available in e-book formats by Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and All Romance eBooks.
PI Niall Valentine and his occult shopkeeper boyfriend, Gus Goodwin, are thrown into a new murder mystery involving Niall’s client, Angelina Talbot, whose husband lies dead in a locked bedroom, surrounded by a family of eccentrics, borderline criminals, and Satanists. Niall and Gus are tasked with shedding some much-needed light on the shadowy case.
Wishing Wings—Isleshire Chronicles 2
is a steampunk fantasy M/M romance, readily available in e-book formats by Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and All Romance eBooks.
Engineering sage Jules Sterling and Earth mage Obadai Bashim meet Aelfric Fairburn, a theocrat who has arrived in County Isleshire to reward Jules for his courage. Fairburn’s visit couldn’t come at a worse time, as Jules is in the field-testing phase of his dream project—flying. But a mysterious figure operates behind the scenes. Jules and Obadai have to face a lethal foe.
is a contemporary M/M romance, readily available in e-book formats by Siren Publishing, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers.
Jared Owens’s tyrannical boss, Grant Kendrick, seems to be out to get him. Jared wants to quit—or fuck Grant to show him who’s boss. One night, a blackout causes their elevator to stop dead. Trapped in a small space with his office nemesis is not Jared’s first choice to celebrate Fourth of July. But Grant’s a Dom who wants Jared as his sub. Can these strong-willed men find a compromise—or do they find themselves in a compromising situation?
The Sensualist & the Untouched
The Sensualist & the Untouched
is a contemporary M/M erotic romanceromance, readily available by Dreamspinner Press in ebook formats and as a paperback from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, All Romance eBooks, and other retailers.
Being over thirty, frigid, and a virgin are huge issues for Corey Paige. Lucian Allard has an unconventional sexual mentoring program. As the two men begin a sensual journey to awaken Corey’s libido, Corey’s untouched feelings also spark to life. Corey must now decide if the program is an aid or an obstacle for two lonely men who can’t help falling in love.
is a contemporary M/M romance, readily available in e-book formats by Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, All Romance eBooks, and other retailers.
Shawn Wells's favorite bathhouse, Hot Haven, and its owner, Toby Macintyre, are threatened by a planned development project. Shawn starts a community-wide campaign to save Hot Haven and the quaint neighborhood of Trickstown. An unexpected attraction sparks between Shawn and his sort-of friend Toby. The sauna lover soon finds himself in some real hot water.
Wolfe and His Bunny
Wolfe and His Bunny
is a paranormal M/M romance, readily available in ebook formats by Siren Publishing, Amazon, and other retailers.
Wolfe has a century under his belt as an Alpha werewolf for a small outcast pack. One night he catches an alluring scent and gives chase to a cute but surprisingly reluctant guy named Peter, who turns out to be a rabbit shifter. And wolves and bunnies don’t mix, do they?
Fireworks & Wild Cards—The Wheel Mysteries 3
& Wild Cards is a contemporary murder mystery M/M romance. This is readily available in ebook formats and in paperback format by Dreamspinner Press.
Gus Goodwin’s friend and mentor, Juliette Hayes,
asks him to find out who’s stealing small sums from the cashbox of her Moonlight Haven Coven. Gus enlists the help of his boyfriend, PI Niall Valentine, and Niall’s retired police officer father, Owain, to go undercover and solve the mystery. But
on the night of the next full moon ritual the coven is struck with a fatal blow, and now Gus and Niall must face much more than a mere murder mystery.
The Wheel Mysteries Paperback—Books 1 & 2
The Wheel Mysteries: Books 1 & 2 is a contemporary murder mystery M/M romance, readily available in paperback format by Dreamspinner Press, and sold separately in e-book formats.
Sparks & Drops: Gus Goodwin, a pagan shopkeeper, and Niall
Valentine, a mysterious PI, investigate the disappearance of a local witch, and someone is using fire and water to kill witches.
Devil’s Own: PI Niall Valentine and his occult shopkeeper boyfriend, Gus Goodwin, have a new murder mystery when a rich man is found dead in a locked bedroom, surrounded by a family of eccentrics,
borderline criminals, and Satanists.
Marshaling His Cowboy—Cowboys of Snow Lake 8
Marshaling His Cowboy is
a contemporary cowboy M/M erotic romance with action, suspense, murder, and BDSM, now readily available by Siren Publishing and
DEA agent Luke Daugherty is sent undercover to Snow Lake, Wyoming, to investigate a possible drug smuggling operation. Posing as a ranch hand, Luke
meets Little Eli Townsend—a cowboy and a Dom. Sexually compatible, the two men tumble into bed before they’ve so much as said hello. Then a brutal murder rocks the quiet town. Can the agent and the cowboy trust each other and work together long
enough to solve the murder?
Yellowbelly Hero—Heroes At Heart 1
Hero is a contemporary M/M novella about two college boys. It's coming out on August 5, 2015, by Dreamspinner Press, and is now ready for pre-ordering.
Having to pee on a midwinter
night leads book geek Yancy Bell to meet jock Curt Donovan huddled in a dark shower stall. With just one dark night to talk Curt around from his irrevocable plan, Yancy has to win the trust of a stranger who only sees one way out.
New books by me coming up...
- Lone Wolf and His Cool Cat, a paranormal M/M novella, coming out in September 2015 by Siren Publishing.
Yellow Streak, a contemporary M/M novella, coming out in November 2015 by Dreamspinner Press.
- Flushed, a contemporary M/M novella, coming out in January 2016 by Dreamspinner Press.
Over Innsmouth, a futuristic steampunk & Lovecraftian horror M/M novel, coming out in August 2016 by DSP Publications.
More information on these projects as they develop... Will keep you apprised
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