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I started writing ten years ago, almost to the day. My muse back then was an intriguing man named Patrick who later became a saint. Those books started as fantasy, written at a mature reading level but aimed at young adults and new adults. Then they morphed into something quite different—the gay man as warrior.

And so the wheel turns…back to the future…

Owl & Sky is a book about gay love and gay warriors. No surprise there. But the erotic is still a gleam in the eye of two young men. Huge question: will readers of m/m lit tolerate a story without raw bedroom scenes? Oh, there are sexy passages. And the story is definitely aimed at a mature reader. But there are no scenes or language that trip over the edge of PG-13.  I hope readers will think back to their own sexual awakening and embrace Owl and his mate Sky.

Here are the “tags” for my newest novel:

Gay…sweet love…new adult…sexual awakening…coming of age…historical…adventure…humor

And here’s the intro to the novel: Love across the divide of ocean, against the tide of history.

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Two young men try to reunite across the divide of ocean and against the tide of history.

Owl…it’s the name given to Grant Fletcher by his close friends and allies, the Tuscarora Indians of North Carolina’s Ocracoke Island. His best friend is Sky, a native son.

When Grant is forced to leave the island—when his family comes to “rescue” him from the only home he’s ever known—he must also leave Sky. His new father takes him to the tall dark city of Edinburgh, center of enlightenment, and of sinister shadows too. When the story opens, he’s twelve and Sky is fifteen. But reality has a way of making boys into men, very fast.

Sky is a native of an emerging country…America…an indigenous segment of the New World that its new settlers are trying to eradicate or to marginalize. What happens when this young Indian strikes a fateful bargain with a colonial icon named Daniel Boone? When he teams up with an African man once held in an iron collar?

Owl & Sky is a story of young love, a continuation of the universe that began with “The Renegade and the Runaway” series (Unkilted and Unbroken, c. 2019 by Erin O’Quinn).

Here are the links:

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Amazon US https://amzn.to/2QGXe2V

Amazon UK https://amzn.to/35iFkJh

Smashwords https://bit.ly/2tnB2mJ (epub format)

Those who want the fullest reading experience…the erotic side of some of the characters…consider the backstory duet called “The Renegade and the Runaway,” a series complete in itself.

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That link is https://amzn.to/2JXjDcv

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As I look through the pitiful little pile of holiday-related stuff I’ve written, I realize one glaring fault: I shun the damn season. The forced frivolity, the party-hearty imperative, the expectation of giving (hey, just mail my gift and I’ll get back to you), the endless ads and Santa-hatted cat memes…

So, in that spirit, I present my few concessions to public demand. Here are my offerings in the m/m genre, and let the buyer beware.

1… New this year:

When the fiendishly handsome meets the terminally plain…

The holidays are here, and Wally is alone, as usual. But tonight is different. A devilishly sexy waiter from a local Tex-Mex restaurant has invited him to dinner. The man’s eyes, and the blatant outline of his growing interest, promise the fulfillment of his most ardent wish—to enjoy the greatest sex ever.

Wally cover zon logoForgetting he’d jokingly promised his soul in exchange for just such an opportunity, Wally accepts the dinner date. What happens next is a Christmas Eve he’ll never forget.

 

99c #gay #holiday #humor #naughtybutnice #cautionarytale #fantasy #shortstory

Kindle US https://amzn.to/2Ric81u

Kindle UK https://amzn.to/37ZT66h

Smashwords https://bit.ly/33PPU9H

 

 

 

2…A few seasons past, from my mis-spent youth in Nevada’s Wheeler Range:

Sixty-nine, dude!

utah woody zon copyA young native American, wounded. A mysterious stranger who takes care of him. … While the children of the world wait for Kris Kringle. Or for a hippie guy with white hair.

99c while supplies last
#gay #erotic #humor #fantasy #multicultural #holiday #shortstory
Kindle US: http://amzn.to/2ea69r2
Kindle UK: http://amzn.to/2dXDKCx
Smashwords: http://bit.ly/2eBbZQj (epub)

 

 

 

 

 

3…The ever-present Celtic spirit:

Finding the Loch Ness monster…

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A rancher’s son goes to Scotland in search of his family roots. Fate brings him to the door of an oversized, cranky castle laird on the eve of the Winter Solstice. 

After getting off on the wrong, er, boot…the men find something about each other to delve into more deeply. But fate can be a cruel matchmaker. 

#contemporary #gay #romance- #fantasy #humor #novella

Kindle US: http://amzn.to/1SHlutk  

Kindle UK: http://amzn.to/23CzwIi 

Smashwords: http://bit.ly/1VujDiI

 

 

And there you have it. There are a few more “holiday” stories imbedded in other work (The Devil in Falkirk and The Unicorn’s Secret novellas in the Burns! series, http://amzn.to/2BRlmIn ).

Ho ho ho holidays to one and all! 

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Spilled Passion is now published!

In this concluding novella of the Aidan Undercover series, the adventures of a young constable-turned-detective take him closer to home than ever before. From the blurb:

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Aidan Williamson has been plucked from his routine constable life to the harrowing existence of an undercover detective, damn near under the skirts of Her Majesty the Queen. His first two cases have taken him to places close to Balmoral Castle, where she and her retinue are set to stay for the summer.

This case is no different.

From a bothy—a stone hut—below Devil’s Point to Queen Vic’s old “Widow’s House,” the killing field seems to grow closer to home as the Queen’s holiday grows nearer. Now a body has been uncovered in the same place the royal party is set to visit soon. And Police Scotland is not amused.

Enter Aidan, rookie dick, who’s struggling to confront his demons—and his angels too. Who’s the killer? A pillar of the local church…a couple of horny adolescents…a protective kinsman of the dead man’s wife…or the sweet widow herself?

This time around, the edges are blurred more than ever, as mystery spills over into verra hot romance.

I hope you’ll enjoy this one, readers—a mystery turned love story.

Soon enough, Amazon will put it on the same series page as its companions. For now, the links are:

Kindle US https://amzn.to/2lEjU88 
Kindle UK https://amzn.to/2k1APkF
SeaToSky https://bit.ly/2ks1048
Smashwords https://bit.ly/2lYQXnJ 

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If you want to start with the first novella, the series link is https://amzn.to/2XKxIR2

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…And if you want to catch up on the Nevada Highlander universe, the link  is http://amzn.to/2kZE8VU

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I’m just beginning the third of a triplet of novellas. My muse, damn her, insisted that I start with an iconic dream: the archetypal craving for flight.

These few words begin the story told in Spilled Passion.

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This is a stock image from the web…the iconic Icarus.

Aidan Williamson lay basking in a dream, the kind of fantasy he used to have, back when he was a boy just discovering the pubic nest, the fledgling cock, the joy of release.

He was flying, he was soaring, higher and higher. Some ache far inside his ass was propelling him upward, to the sun, dick first…

Except this time the dream was real. Logan curled next to him, a careless leg hitched over his own spent body, warm breath fanning his cheek.

Aidan’s cock grow heavy again with remembered passion.

In this (probably final) series work, Aidan tries to burst the bounds of heavy earth. But first, he has to confront his demons—and his angels too.
Here’s a mashup of the three novellas, and a link to the first two.

aidan series tryptich 2

https://amzn.to/2XKxIR2 

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