The Heat Is On

It’s hot and I don’t do so well in the heat. Really. I melt and my brain doesn’t function. I’d rather have the bitter cold of winter (feel free to remind me of this when I’m complaining then). But truly, you can always add layers, but it’s so much harder to cool down. Especially when you live in a converted attic space. So my brain isn’t working and I’m not making much progress on anything, though I very much want to.

June is coming to a close and it’s hasn’t been a great month in my personal life. As always, that puts up a block to my writing, and I find it hard to get lost in the world I’m trying to create. I have managed to break ground on a new story and gets some words on the page. I am second guessing everything about this story, which usually doesn’t happen till about 3/4 the way through with the writing process. I’ve had a lot of false starts lately, so I want to push through. But I’m also straddling the fence about if that’s what I should be doing. Is it a temporary block or is the story not one meant to be written? It’s probably just a temporary thing, and I’m probably using excuses for things that are other in order to explain things. Which is very easy for me to do. Yes, I’ve felt unmotivated. And there have actually been things, in life and in the community, that makes me second guess and take stock. But really, this story has potential, if I can just get it going.

Last year, on July 4th weekend, I sequestered and managed a fair bit of writing. Perhaps history will repeat itself….

In the meantime, at the end of the week, I’m thrilled that the Something books will be back on the shelves. Yay!  Just a reminder that if you’ve already got them, content is unchanged, there have only been a few tweaks and edits to word choices, and there’s no reason to buy them again. But if you’ve yet to get them, you can follow the buy links below and pick them up. They are up for preorder now, and will be available on July 1st.

Happy reading! And stay cool!

Something Like Hope Amazon/ARe

Something Like Trust Amazon/ARe

Something Like Peace Amazon/ARe

Re-releases

Okay! So I’ve finally got all my ducks in a row…and my i’s dotted and my t’s crossed…and any other metaphor about getting my act together. So I’m finally getting the Something Like books back out there.

They aren’t that different. New covers of course, done by the lovely LC Chase. But the content remains unchanged. There are a few tweaks to some words. A sentence may be different here or there. A couple of places I’ve clarified just a little. But the content remains unchanged. If you have the previous versions of these titles, there’s absolutely no reason to purchase the new ones. I didn’t add anything extra, I didn’t make any drastic changes. They are all the same stories.

But I didn’t want them to linger in no man’s land. I want them to be available for anyone who wants to pick them up. So I’m getting them back out on the shelf. You’ll be able to find them on Amazon and on ARe on July 1st. I don’t have all the buy links yet. Look for those soon.

I have to admit that I’ve been having a great time revisiting these boys. It’s lovely to be reminded of their journey, and I’m really been enjoying reading through them again. These guys all have a special place in my heart for different reasons. I’ve loved watching them fall in love again.

Like I said, if you’re read them already, then you’re good. But if you have yet to give them a try, I hope you will. They’ll be up for pre order within the next couple of days and release on July 1st.

And yes. I am still planning on writing Something Like Want…and the fifth book…just as soon as I can get the muse to cooperate. I haven’t abandoned them. I’m just getting pulled in a different direction at the moment. I even managed to get the story started and a bunch of words on the page. But the guys from Want are in my head, though they’ve taken a backseat. Their story will definitely make it onto the page.

And in the meantime, the other three will be available once again!

Covers!

SomethingLikeHope_3DcoverSMI’ll have details about the books themselves coming really soon. I just have to tweak the final versions and get my ultimate plans down. I’ll have info for you soon about their new release dates. But until then, feast your eyes on these beauties!SomethingLikeTrust_3DcoverSM

LC Chase did amazing things again, and here we have the re-imagined versions of the Something Like covers. Aren’t they gorgeous?? I think they really capture the vibe and the feel of the stories. I’ve been dying to show them off since I got the first drafts. And now here they are!

Enjoy! And you’ll be seeing these books back on the shelves very soon.SomethingLikePeace_3DcoverSM

 

Flash Fic Friday

**Did you get a chance to read Love and Cupcakes? Book tab at the top has all the buy links. But in the meantime, let’s check in with Evan and Mal again. Enjoy!**

I wouldn’t let him bring the frosting to bed.

I was all for sexy fun times including the decadent confection, but there was no way I wanted it all over the bed. Though sheets could be washed, last night had shown me that things could get rather…vigorous between us. I didn’t want to be cleaning frosting off the mahogany headboard. Mal had pouted about it for about ninety seconds. But then I showed him how much fun the kitchen could be. Bleaching the table and mopping the floor was a lot easier. And needed to be done anyway after our baking session the night before.

I wet a cloth and tossed it to Mal where he was sprawled out on the kitchen floor. He grinned shakily and slowly lifted it to clean off his dick.

“How did you do that?” he asked, his voice a mixture of exhaustion and awe.

I smiled cheekily. “I really like frosting.”

Mal burst out laughing and I joined in, waggling my eyebrows at him and adding, “And I have no gag reflex.”

Mal’s laughter cut off, and apparently the post sex stupor was all an act because he surged up from the floor and captured me before I could take one step. He pulled me in close, holding me tightly, and then backed me against the counter so he could press fully up against me. Pressing his face down against the crook of my neck, he breathed deeply for a long moment before he gave my skin a soft kiss.

I reveled in the closeness. We’d had an amazing night, but had spent the better part of the day at his grandfather’s 80th birthday party. It had been amazing. I knew his family as well as my own, and I loved spending the very special day with them. But it was made even more important by Mal telling anyone who asked that he and I had finally gotten our act together were a couple now. The fondness on his face when he looked over at me when he said it did funny things to my heart. But as awesome as the day had been, we hadn’t gotten to spend that much time actually together and I was craving the closeness.

“We should have done this years ago,” Mal said softly as he lifted his head. Lust and love shone in his eyes, and my heart picked up it’s pace with the surge of adrenaline seeing it caused.

“I was hoping for it,” I confessed. I’d never kept anything from Mal, except for my desperate attraction to him, and now that it was out in the open, it was like a huge weight I didn’t know I was carrying had been lifted.

He kissed me softly, but it was still full of heat and want, and when he pulled away, I whimpered and tried to follow. He chuckled affectionately, and cupped my face in his big hands so I was forced to meet his gaze.

“I’m sorry I didn’t see it for so long.” His apology was heartfelt, but I shook my head. Well, as much as his grip would allow.

“Nothing to be sorry for. You weren’t ready. You didn’t see me that way.” I took a deep breath. “And now you do. So it’s all good.”

He growled playfully, and pulled me in tightly so not even a breath of air could get between us. “It’s gonna be so good. I love you, Evan.”

“And I love you,” I said sincerely. And then grinned as I wiggled out of his embrace. “Now. If you can get it up again, I expect you to fuck me hard over the side of the bed while you say it. Repeatedly.”

I took off down the hall with Mal right on my heels. He was my best friend and my love. I didn’t need anything else.

All The Things

It’s the first of June and I can’t even believe it. Truly.

The last five weeks or so have been an insane roller coaster. There has been some crazy family stuff, that is finally resolved. Well mostly. Best outcome for now, and one that most of us never expected to happen. It’s good and emotional but that’s been where most of my mental energy has been.

Well, that and the day job. Because again, more upheavals but this time…this time things might be settling for good. Not sure yet how it’s all going to shake out. But I’m hanging in there and getting it done.

So it’s been emotionally draining and I haven’t been around as much. Haven’t been doing as much. I have been spending a great deal of time knitting though, which is lovely and relaxing for me.

But in all that craziness, I did manage to write a short story. You can get Love and Cupcakes at Amazon and ARe. It’s cute and sweet and I love Mal and Evan to bits. When the prompt was suggested, I immediately knew it was a bigger story that just a flash fic. And when I saw the story it became, I wanted to release it on it’s own. For the blurb and info, check out the Books tab at the top.  I adore the story and I hope you’ll enjoy it too. This Friday, we’ll have a check in with Evan and Mal for a flash fic.

In other news, watch this space for news about the rereleases of Something Like Hope, Trust, and Peace. I expect to have information soon. And I also expect to break ground on a new story in the very near future. We’ll get back to the semi-regular schedule here on the site and flash fics will start happening again.

In the meantime, enjoy the beginning of summer!