C) Short Stories & Anthologies

A MORE PERFECT UNION

On the day I was legally married to the man I’d been with for thirteen years, caught up in love and romance, I got the idea for this anthology. Two years later it became a reality….

On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States made a monumental decision, and at long last, marriage equality became the law of the land. That ruling made history, and now gay and lesbian Americans will grow up in a country where they will never be denied the right to marry the person they love.

But what about the gay men who waited and wondered all of their lives if the day would ever come when they could stand beside the person they love and say “I do?”

Here, four accomplished authors—married gay men—offer their take on that question as they explore same-sex relationships, love, and matrimony. Men who thought legal marriage was a right they would never have. Men who, unbelievably, now stand legally joined with the men they love. With this book, they share the magic and excitement of dreams that came true—in tales of fantasy and romance with a dose of their personal experiences in the mix.

To commemorate the anniversary of full marriage equality in the US, this anthology celebrates the idea of marriage itself—and the universal truth of it that applies to us all, gay or straight.

Someday is my story in this new and exciting anthology. Other stories include “Flames” by J. Scott Coatsworth, ” Jeordi and Tom” by Michael Murphy and “Destined” by Jamie Fessenden.

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UNUSUAL ATTENTION

Until recently, Adam Brookhart has led what he considers a relatively uneventful life. His biggest problem is that he can’t let his guard down and allow himself to get close to anyone, emotionally or physically—until he meets Shane Farmer.

Shane lives in a small town many miles from Adam and is his complete opposite. In fact, he’s just about the last person Adam can imagine himself in a relationship with. But Adam is drawn to the man, and neither distance nor their differences can keep him away.

Late one night, while driving home from Shane’s house, something very strange happens. Adam loses two hours of time and has no idea how or why. But as he digs for clues, the answers he finds are totally crazy… and the man he is falling in love with might be crazy as well.

Unusual Attention is a part of the anthology Contact; Gothika: Volume Five.
Other stories include “Refugee” by Kim Fielding, “My Final Blog” by F.E. Feeley Jr and “Abducted” by Jamie Fessenden.

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Mike Ellsworth was alive and well one minute…and dead the next.

Only he’s not really dead—he’s a ghost. One with lots of unfinished business.

He’s never told his wife that he has come to accept that he’s gay. He’s never told her that he has a secret lover. He’s never been able to tell his lover that he is in love with him.

Now there’s nothing Mike can do about it. And that’s only the beginning! He soon finds out he can help other ghosts leave the spirit world and step into the light. So what’s keeping him stuck on earth? If only there were a way he could make up for all he’s done wrong, and finally do what’s truly right.

And maybe, just maybe, there is.

Unfinished Business is a part of the anthology Spirit; Gothika: Volume Four.
Other stories include “Ex Machina” by Kim Fielding, “Among the Dead” by Eli Easton and “The Mill” by Jamie Fessenden.

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UNINVITED

When a hot tip leads Kansas City reporter Taylor Dunton to a series of grisly murders, his investigation points to Myles Parry and his vodou shop.

Myles wants nothing more than to practice his religion in peace, and he hopes Taylor can help him show the community they have nothing to fear. The problem is all the clues point to Myles as the suspect and only Taylor can help him prove his innocence.

However, this case has also caught the attention of the vodou spirits of the Lwa… and they’ve taken an interest in Taylor as well.

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Unvited is a part of the anthology Bones; Gothika: Volume Two.
Other stories include “The Dance” by Kim Fielding, “The Bird” by Eli Easton and “The Book of St. Cyprian” by Jamie Fessenden.

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A TASTE OF HONEY
A Dreamspinner Press Anthology

A Taste of Honey was an anthology I was very proud of! It was the first anthology that I myself ever edited! Well, I did it with the wondrous Anne Reagan. I presented the idea to Dreamspinner Press and they loved the idea! A collection of stories about a different kind a gay men! Bears!

It was the kind of anthology to read if you were in the mood to try something sweet. A collection of stories about bears and the special men in their lives. Guys don’t have to be in their twenties, perfectly sculpted, and hairless to be hot. Bears are real men with real bodies—and that doesn’t always mean a perfect six-pack or an immaculately smooth chest. With bears, it can mean more man to love. The men in this anthology were chubs, cubs, grizzlies, pandas, polar bears, and more—all looking for a connection. And beneath their burly physiques are hearts of gold. With this anthology you could explore the bear scene and beyond with these big, hairy guys and the men who find them irresistibly sexy.

The stories included, “The Bear Fetish” by John Amory, “The Bear Next Door” by Jack Byrne, “The Bear at the Bar” by J. Scott Coatsworth, “Barefoot” by Lillian Francis, “Just Breathe” by John Genest, “Bear Chasing” by Renae Kaye, “Golden Bear” by G.P. Keith, “Hunting Bear: A Fairy Tale with a Very Hairy Ending” by Edmond Manning, “The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Getting Over Yourself” by Robert B. McDiarmid, “Truck Stop” by Christopher Hawthorne Moss, “Banyan Court” by Samuel Scott Preston, “Amped” by Zoe X. Rider, “The Bear King of Snowbird Mountain” by Michael Rupured and “Life’s Tiny Surprises” by Tara Spears.

It broke my heart when this anthology went out of print more than any other. But fear not, you very well might be able to find used paperback copies at Amazon by CLICKING RIGHT HERE! Don’t give up! They come back…!

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MEANT TO FLY

Daniel, who is a huge fan of the superhero Paragon, is beside himself with excitement when he actually gets a chance to meet his hero! The problem is that Daniel’s dream only comes true when he’s thrown out of a skyscraper window by the super-villain, The Tyrant. Thank God, Paragon saves him, only to disappear into the night.

Months later, Daniel makes a trip to New York City to meet his hero again, but just when everything seems to be working out perfectly, The Tyrant attacks again.

Is it the end of the world or will Daniel find a different destiny in Paragon’s powerful embrace?

Meant to Fly is a part of the anthology Men of Steel. I was dissappointed when this went out of print. You very well might be able to find used paper back copies at Amazon by CLICKING RIGHT HERE!

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NEW LEASE

Wade Porter lived his whole life in the shadow of a lover who doled out snippets of love as he saw fit. But now that man is gone, and Wade finds himself at the oceanside cottage where they’d spent so many weekends. But without his lover, the house and Wade feel cold and empty.

Then fate steps in, and Wade meets Kent on a lonely beach in the Florida Keys. It seems Kent is staying at the cottage next door, and he is very different than the man Wade tried to love for so many years.

Can Kent show Wade a better way to live and love?

New Lease is a part of the anthology Two Tickets to Paradise, which I am sad to say is out of print. But you just might be able to find used paperback copies at Amazon by BY CLICKING HERE

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THE REAL THING

Bryan has fantasized about cowboys all his life. He even dresses in what his roommate Tommy calls “cowboy drag” when he visits his favorite club in hope of attracting the attentions of a genuine cowboy.

Then Curtis buys him a beer, and Bryan has no doubt that Curtis is the real thing. He even breaks his rule and takes the man he barely knows home to his bed, and oh, it’s only the best night of Bryan’s life!

But can they move beyond a night of incredible sex to a happily ever after once Bryan admits to Curtis that he’s not the real thing and that the only horse he’s ever ridden was a birthday party pony when he was a kid?

The Real Thing is a part of the anthology Riding Double, which is sadly out of print. But there’s a good chance you can find some used copies of the paperback at Amazon by CLICKING RIGHT HERE!

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