Gay Contemporary and Paranormal Romance

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Why I'll Never Write True "Romance"...Sunday Night Ramblings

Why I Will Never Write True "Romance."....Sunday Night Ramblings by Jake. 

I just finished writing another fantasy/paranormal story. The good vs. evil plot is central and the "romance" second, but thinking about it, I don't really think of what I wrote as romance. Actually my books read like my real life relationships. I admit I've never truly understood the dynamics of relationships (my own included) that well. I don't get the part about falling in love over time, the slow burn, the uncertainty, the ups and downs, the final realization that you're in love, etc. I've always fallen in love quickly - like within weeks. If me and the other person fit then we fit, and I'm a practical person, too practical sometimes. Of course, that "quick to love" thing tends to bite back hard sometimes. Needless to say, I really like what many term as "insta-love", which for me is just how fast my brain works and how my real life experiences with love have gone. But will it last forever....maybe.

I like to read gay contemporary romance a lot. I love the stories that chronicle the ups and downs of starting, developing and maintaining a relationship in real life with the obstacles and downfalls and the celebration when love wins and continues to win. Authors who can write this type of story are like wizards or magic to me! I wish I could write those types of relationships but without demons and ancient curses and kidnappings and near death climaxes - oh and angst. I love angst!...without all of this stuff my "romance" is lost. With those elements as the focus of my story, the relationship stuff takes a back seat. (That's one of the main complaints I get in reviews). I've come to accept this in my writing but, of course, my inadequate relationship knowledge won't stop me from trying, every once in a while, to write a contemporary romance. Just be prepared for the angst and some insta-love.  :)

Disclaimer: I did say my books read like my real life relationships, but I can assure you there are no kidnappings or curses and the only demon in my life is Speed Demon, lol.

Best wishes,

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Divine Intervention now available on Goodreads!

Finally its here! Check out my 
free story, 

(part of the Goodreads LOR event.)

Dear Author,

I see two guys― both strong willed.

MC1: big, dark and brooding. A car accident a year ago has left his body broken and scarred. As an active sportsman, he used to be proud of the way his body would do what he wanted. With a perfectionist nature, he always drove himself to perform harder and better. Now he’s a recluse, unwilling to look at himself or be seen by others. He knows he’s ugly and useless, so he has no interest in the latest of his sister’s attempts to force him into the world. He managed to scare the others off before they even got through his door. He intends for this one to be no different, especially once he sees how perfect the guy would have been for him before the accident. His sister has set him up!

MC2: a massage therapist with a special interest in rehabilitation. He’s been enlisted to gain access to the fortress and force the man to rehabilitate his body and attitude. Mission accepted. Caring and compassionate, but tough, MC2 has no intention of being chased away. His stubbornness is legendary amongst friends and family. What he isn’t prepared for is the powerful attraction he has to try to resist. He can see the amazing man behind the gruff exterior, although sometimes even the gruffness can be so very hot!

I’d love angst, heat and a HEA.




Monday, August 31, 2015

Read my newest short story in Apple Bites: A Romance Anthology!

Apple Bites: A Romance Anthology

Get it now on Amazon!

Contemporary Romance (both M/M and M/F)
Heat Levels: Gala to Red Delicious (sweet to spicy)

Back to school takes on new meaning in this collection of eight mini-stories which run the gamut from sweet to spicy! No children in these tales, they’re for adults only! And each one features an apple in some way.
In this mixed bag of apple bites, you’ll find seasoned authors as well as newcomers. Teachers and students. Both M/M and M/F. There’s something for everyone’s taste.

Going back to school has never been so naughty!


JC Wallace – An Officer and a Gentleman (and an Apple)
Holden isn’t sure how much longer he can survive without the man he loves, whose return from a six-month deployment has been delayed. On the first day of classes, Professor Holden finds a shiny, red apple on his desk, mocking him. A cruel joke? Or something much more shocking…

Carol Pedroso – Have a Break, Have a...
Kevin is acting principal of another troubled school filled with idiotic teachers. His new husband had been sent half way round the world. Kevin is lonely, hungry, horny, and pissed off at life.

A surprise visitor at lunch time offers Kevin the break he so desperately needs…

Rivals – Julie Lynn Hayes
John and Bryce are heads of competing fraternities at upscale Westover College, as well as fierce rivals. On rush night, John finds Bryce has crashed his soiree, seeking recruits. Verbal swords are thrust. When Bryce pushes John’s buttons, the challenge is on—and winner takes all.

Nephy Hart – Apple for the Teacher
Going back to school is difficult for Rage. He has no reason to think this year won’t be filled with more marginalization and abuse. When his boyfriend gives him an apple for the teacher, Rage has no idea what difference an art project will make, or who will get the apple.

Perry’s Cherry – Avery Dawes
An unfortunate earthquake shakes Perry from a freshman room to sharing with a grumpy senior. Too bad Nick is so sexy… and sullen. Labor Day finds them both on campus. Nick suggests a trip to a private club. Perry is about to get a college education of another kind…


Elyzabeth M. VaLey – Good Teacher, Pet
Ready to start the new school year, Anais’ boyfriend and Dom, Ian, plants the seeds of doubt in her mind. He tells her she’s forgetting something that only the best teachers receive. Ian gives Anais a lesson and shows her how to earn herself a juicy treat.

Cynthia Dawn Griffin – Gatekeeper
Kate loves her job as Head Secretary. The students adore her, calling her Gatekeeper. Kate’s job may be in jeopardy because of her passionate affair with one of the staff, who acts as though it never happened.

Will she be able to focus on her job and win her man back?

Renee Rose – Hot for Teacher
Lucy's nerves have her wound up for her first Biochemistry 101 lecture. Fiancé Dr. Todd gives his T.A. a wicked distraction. While he tortures Lucy with edging and public arousal, she must somehow get through her class without losing all control.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Jerricho's Freedom Available now on Amazon!

Jerricho never expected to fall in love with Rex, the sexy, construction foreman but he did. Too bad tradition forbids Jerry from marrying for love. Prince of the clandestine Anzuni demon clan, a Baelso (bearer of children), and a virgin at twenty-four, tradition dictates that Jerry marry a man chosen for him. Despite his soul deep love for Rex, Jerry has no choice but to follow through with his obligation as prince and marry someone he doesn’t love.

But Jerry isn’t prepared for his dominant, aggressive fiancé who is only interested in marrying him for the future title of king. Facing the reality that he will lose his virginity to the cold man, Jerry flees to Rex for one night of passion. When Jerry finds himself pregnant with Rex’s baby, the actions of his enraged fiancé release Jerry from his marriage obligation.

Just when Jerry believes he will marry for love, he and Rex are ripped from away life as they know it. Betrayals, kidnappings, cruel experiments, pregnant men, and the reappearance of the Anzuni’s greatest enemy force Jerry and Rex to fight for their lives… their love… and their unborn child.