Writers, like store merchandise buyers, must work several seasons ahead. That's why I find myself writing sexy holiday stories in May.
I've just finished two novellas destined for submission to holiday anthologies. Both are m/m romances with some heat and some sweet. Here's a little teaser of both....
A Prairie Dog's Love Song --
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. So when Joshua learns that Ben has moved away from their small Montana town to be a porn star in Vegas, he can hardly believe it. 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 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 his home town’s goodwill forever. Clyde’s Corner could never accept an openly gay, ex porn star cowboy, could it?
It will take a lot of love and holiday spirit for Joshua to convince Ben that even old prairie dogs can learn a few new tricks.
Genres: m/m romance, contemporary, light humor, cowboy, holiday
Blame it on the Mistletoe --
When super nerd Fielding Monroe and skirt-chaser Mick Colman become college housemates, they're both in for a whole new education. Mick is good at looking out for the absent-minded genius, and he helps Fielding discover all the childhood pleasures his strict upbringing denied him. They become best friends. It's all well and good until they run into a cheerleader who calls Mick the 'best kisser on campus'. Fielding has never been kissed, and he decides Mick and only Mick can teach him how its done. After all, the physics department's Christmas party is coming up with its dreaded mistletoe. Fielding wants to impress his peers and look cool for once in his life.
Can Fielding convince his straight roommate to give him lessons in love? Anything can happen at Christmas.
Genres: m/m romance, contemporary, light humor, college, holiday
These stories will be out Christmas of 2013. I'll post publication info when I have it.