"A Prairie Dog's Love Song" to appear in Dreamspinner's advent calendar!

tumblr_mm12cyfFMl1qmkli8o4_1280 My Christmas novella "A Prairie Dog's Love Song" has been selected to appear in this year's Dreamspinner advent calendar!  I'm thrilled.  I'm a huge Dreamspinner fan, and I've gotten their advent calendar for the past 3 years so it's a milestone for me to have a story in it.

"Prairie Dog" will be one of the longest stories in the advent at 21K words.

Here's the temporary blurb:

Joshua always had the notion that he and his best friend’s kid brother, Ben, would end up together.  Ben’s a diehard cowboy, just like Joshua.  But Joshua waited too long and was too deeply in the closet for Ben to have any idea of his intentions.  Ben runs away from their small Montana town to be a gay-for-pay porn star in Vegas.  When Joshua finds out he’s determined to finally declare himself and bring Ben home.  But Ben may not be as easy to tame as the Joshua’s ‘lost cause’ horses.

Ben Rivers always was a showman.  He won awards in 4-H and Rodeo competitions from the time he could walk.  When he got the chance to be a star—in gay porn—he took it.  He loves Montana and everything about being a cowboy.  But when news of his alternate identity leaks out he figures he’s lost the town’s goodwill forever.  Besides, Clyde’s Corner would never accept an openly gay cowboy, would it?

It will take a lot of love and holiday spirit for Joshua to convince Ben that even an old prairie dog can learn a few new tricks.

And some more inspirational photos...

Visual inspiration for Ben:



Holiday mood-setting photo:



Small Montana town (inspiration for Clyde's Corner)


townsend montana


I'll put up a page and post an excerpt as this draws closer to publication!