My Novellas

Excerpt from Momo, My Everything

“Let me see if I got this. You do a lot of shit and have a lot of cash you need to follow to make sure it gets to the right department so it gets to the people who really need it in the end so you can make the world a better place and sleep like a baby at night, huh?”

I chuckled at how easily Nate boiled it down. “In a nutshell, yes.”

“So you’re a do-gooder.” He licked away a droplet of beer from his top lip.

I nodded and bit the inside of my cheek to stop myself from telling him how gorgeous he was. “Now I have a question for you about your geisha name. When I took Spanish, I chose the name Toro because my mama always said I was bullheaded and stubborn as hell. If the shoe fits . . .” I gave him a resigned shrug. “So what does Momo mean? Or did you randomly pick a name out of a hat?”

“It means peach.”

“Peach? You named your alter ego after a fruit?”

“Nate laughed. “I sure did. If the shoe fits and all that.”

MomoSquareWilliam Harris is a reserved man, private and guarded. He has no one to go home to. He’s never found a man worth sticking around for. He’s never been in love. And he’s convinced he’s happy with his lone-wolf life.

Nate Kelly is William’s opposite, social and easy going. He comes into William’s life as the elegant geisha Momo. When William realizes Momo is a man in drag, he’s captivated.

From their first date, William’s world changes. Nate is nothing like his usual type. And William soon finds out being with this carefree man means always being on display and attracting attention, which makes him want to retreat. He tries to keep Nate at arm’s length, but it’s no use. Nate’s transformed his life in a matter of months and keeps drawing him back in.

If they stand a chance, William has to be comfortable standing next to someone so at home in the limelight. Their future together and William’s happiness depend on it.

 

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My Novellas, My Novels

PTSD-lite, PTSD-gritty

For those of you who’ve read Love on a Battlefield and crave a grittier look at PTSD than what I portrayed in that book, I’d like to recommend Silver Scars to you. Gil’s life is destroyed after an explosion left him shattered. When he meets Keith, a man living with struggles of his own, Gil feels hope again.

Gil’s PTSD is not a result of war like Andrew’s was, but it’s just as powerful. Maybe more so.

I actually poured a lot of my own PTSD and anxiety into Gil’s experience and I pretty much wrote Silver Scars as therapy to get me through a deeply troubling time in my own life. So yeah, I guess I wrote my experiences into Love on a Battlefield too since Andrew uses writing as his therapy. I just realized that.

Silver Scars is a slowly woven tale of healing and trying to make a relationship work between two broken men.

Love on a Battlefield is a story about first times, second chances, and the transformative power of the written word.

Silver Scars

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New Release: Love on a Battlefield

Not every compass points north.

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Andrew Summers is forced to spend his vacations reliving Civil War battles with his father. He hates every minute until a blue-eyed, red-haired boy behind enemy lines catches his eye.

Shep Wells would much rather travel the world than play at boring war reenactments. He never dreamed a Texan boy would capture his heart.

Real life and years separate them; Andrew is forced onto real battlefields, but for Shep the world is a playground. They’re opposites, but writing letters closes the distance, uncovering their hopes and dreams. When Shep visits Andrew, they get to see if the tug they’ve felt for years is the compass pointing the way home.

A story about first times, second chances, and the transformative power of the written word.

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Format: E-book & Paperback
126 Pages | 1-2 Hours to read | 25,500 Words

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gay romance, second chances, first time, sweet, disability romance, meant to be, military, artist, world traveler, coming of age, long-distance, pen pals

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Playlist to get you in the mood or enhance your reading.

1. Owl City – “I Found Love”
2. OneRepublic – “Counting Stars”
3. The All-American Rejects – “Dirty Little Secret”
4. Panic! At The Disco – “Girls/Girls/Boys”
5. twenty øne piløts – “Can’t Help Falling In Love”
6. Fall Out Boy – “Sunshine Riptide” (ft. Burna Boy)
7. The Rolling Stones – “Paint It Black”
8. Panic! At The Disco: “This Is Gospel”
9. Green Day – “Still Breathing”
10. Calum Scott – “You Are The Reason”
11. Imagine Dragons – “I Bet My Life”
12. Fall Out Boy – “Hold Me Tight or Don’t”
13. Panic! At The Disco – “Ready To Go”
14. Green Day – “Ordinary World”
15. Justin Timberlake – “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”

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Love on a Battlefield Teasers

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Not every compass points north. The tug Andrew and Shep have felt since the day they met might be pointing their way home.

Andrew Summers is forced to spend his vacations reliving Civil War battles with his father. He hates every minute until a blue-eyed, red-haired boy behind enemy lines catches his eye.

Shep Wells would much rather travel the world than play at boring war reenactments. He never dreamed a Texan boy would capture his heart.

Real life and years separate them; Andrew is forced onto real battlefields, but for Shep the world is a playground. They’re opposites, but writing letters closes the distance, uncovering their hopes and dreams. When Shep visits Andrew, they get to see if the tug they’ve felt for years is the compass pointing the way home.

Format: E-book & Paperback
126 Pages | 1-2 Hours to read | 26,000 Words

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gay romance, second chances, first time, sweet, disability romance, meant to be, military, artist, world traveler, coming of age, long-distance, pen pals

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My Novellas, Playlists

Playlist: Love on a Battlefield

I haven’t created a ton of playlists for books I’ve written. Part of that is that it’s impossible for me to write while I’m listening to music. Music was truly my first language. I was picking out notes on a keyboard from a song I just heard as a toddler and was composing before I could write. So my attention goes to music before anything else. It’s a soul language to me, as cheesy as that sounds. Haha. But music truly speaks to me in a way words don’t.

As I wrote Love on a Battlefield I kept wondering what music Andrew and Shep would be listening to throughout the story. Which songs or lyrics would make them recall what they shared in the middle of a cornfield when they first met? What would pull them back to those two days that transformed their worlds?

A lot of music landed on my playlist before I had to cull it down to the essentials. I think what I ended up gives a great feel for these men.

1. Owl City – “I Found Love”
2. OneRepublic – “Counting Stars”
3. The All-American Rejects – “Dirty Little Secret”
4. Panic! At The Disco – “Girls/Girls/Boys”
5. twenty øne piløts – “Can’t Help Falling In Love”
6. Fall Out Boy – “Sunshine Riptide” (ft. Burna Boy)
7. The Rolling Stones – “Paint It Black”
8. Panic! At The Disco: “This Is Gospel”
9. Green Day – “Still Breathing”
10. Calum Scott – “You Are The Reason”
11. Imagine Dragons – “I Bet My Life”
12. Fall Out Boy – “Hold Me Tight or Don’t”
13. Panic! At The Disco – “Ready To Go”
14. Green Day – “Ordinary World”
15. Justin Timberlake – “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”

My Novellas

Momo is Here!

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🍑  Momo is out today! 🍑

Brave the spotlight for the man he loves, or stay alone in the shadows…

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Title: Momo
Subtitle: My Everything
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Gay, Multicultural
Novella: 27,000 words, 95 pages.

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William Harris is a reserved man, private and guarded. He has no one to go home to. He’s never found a man worth sticking around for. He’s never been in love. And he’s convinced he’s happy with his lone-wolf life.
Nate Kelly is William’s opposite, social and easy going. He comes into William’s life as the elegant geisha Momo. When William realizes Momo is a man in drag, he’s captivated.

Nate Kelly is William’s opposite, social and easy going. He comes into William’s life as the elegant geisha Momo. When William realizes Momo is a man in drag, he’s captivated.

From their first date, William’s world changes. Nate is nothing like his usual type. And William soon finds out being with this carefree man means always being on display and attracting attention, which makes him want to retreat. He tries to keep Nate at arm’s length, but it’s no use. Nate’s transformed his life in a matter of months and keeps drawing him back in.

If they stand a chance, William has to be comfortable standing next to someone so at home in the limelight. Their future together and William’s happiness depend on it. Is Nate the man finally worth giving up William’s solitary existence? Is he worth sticking around for?
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Cover Reveal, My Novellas

Momo, My Everything

I sent a manuscript off to my editor last night, spent nearly the entire day writing the blurb, approved the finalized cover today, and then reworked the blurb to my upcoming release, Momo, My Everything. It will be out February 28th, 2017, so YAY! Buy links to come.

Novella, 25,000 words, about, ~125 pages.

contemporary romance, gay romance, opposites attract, interracial couple, businessman, actor/artist, drag queen, closeted, semi-out for you, slight kink.

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William Harris is a reserved man, private and guarded. He has no one to go home to. He’s never found a man worth sticking around for. He’s never been in love. And he’s convinced he’s happy with his lone-wolf life.

Nate Kelly is William’s opposite, social and easy going. He comes into William’s life as the elegant geisha Momo. When William realizes Momo is a man in drag, he’s captivated.

From their first date, William’s world changes. Nate is nothing like his usual type. And William soon finds out being with this carefree man means always being on display and attracting attention, which makes him want to retreat. He tries to keep Nate at arm’s length, but it’s no use. Nate’s transformed his life in a matter of months and keeps drawing him back in.

If they stand a chance, William has to be comfortable standing next to someone so at home in the limelight. Their future together and William’s happiness depend on it. Is Nate the man finally worth giving up William’s solitary existence? Is he worth sticking around for?

*Extensively reworked from a previous short short, The Measure of a mn with 15k new words added.

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Analog to Digital Review Tour

Analog to Digital was released as an individual story on December 1st, but for those readers who bought the Bah Humbug holiday anthology from Dreamspinner Press, the story popped up on your e-readers or in your inboxes on December 29th!

Come follow along!

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