Today is the cover reveal for the forthcoming anthology A Summer's Day, which offers Shakespeare with an MM twist and includes my short story The Devil and the Lion. Check back on 13 August for more information, including an excerpt from my story! All proceeds from this anthology will be donated to the It Gets Better Project™
A Summer's Day
12 August 2016
Smashwords / Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon AU / Amazon DE
have modern retelling of some plays, interpretations of others and one
of the sonnets, and delightful referencing of anything Shakespeare.
is gentle YA romance next to very hot 18+ stories, and all kinds of
relationships – first love, May / December, interracial, second chances,
happy endings, and even a tragic one.
We’re travelling from Ancient
Rome through Renaissance England to modern day UK, Venice Beach and
other places in USA, Vancouver, and Havana. There’s fun, drama, tears, angst, joy, and, above all, lots of true love.
DEEPER THAN DID EVER PLUMMET SOUND
Rory Ni Coileain
Limont is a slowly fading star of the London stage; convinced his great
performances are all behind him, he nevertheless agrees to play
Prospero in an off-off-Broadway production of The Tempest helmed by an
Jaymes Stafford is the production’s starry-eyed Ariel, waking feelings Clarence had thought long dead and buried.
the poisonous jealousy of other members of the cast may steal the stars
from Jaymes’ eyes, and even put paid to Clarence’s illustrious career.
A FINE LINE BETWEEN
Romeo runs into Julian on the beach, he's the last person he wants to
see as he’s grown up hating him due to his parents' aversion to Julian's
Forced to rescue Julian from the sea, Romeo is surprised by his grudging attraction to the other young man.
simple lust becomes something more, the pair ignore their parents'
anger, but family fights drive the lovers away from home - into a
horrifying incident. Will it make the Montgomerys and the Caplins
rethink their feud?
("Romeo and Juliet")
TWO GUYS FROM VANCOUVER
Valentine has been watching Preston date man after man with never more than a brotherly hug for him.
despairing that Preston will ever love him in return, Val moves away to
college, where he meets the glorious Silver, a man with problems of his
own, who just might be his answer.
Torn between his attraction to
Preston and his growing desire for Silver, Val wonders if he’ll ever
find love or will his life become as tragic as any of the Shakespearean
plays he loves so well.
("The Two Gentlemen of Verona")
KISS ME, KADE
Kade is in trouble, negotiating a dangerous path between an authoritarian father and wayward sister.
Then Pete storms into his life and tries to take over.
It can only end in disaster.
("Taming of The Shrew")
WHEN I LOVE THEE NOT
the heir of a business owner is outed in the media after a hot night
with his lover, Olvin, who also happens to be the company’s best
This is only the first step in Ian’s plan to get
back at Olvin for choosing Michel Caswell as a main assistant for the
latest merger instead of him, a plan in which he’s moving everybody
around like pawns on a chessboard, bending the rules.
Will Ian drive a
wedge between Desmond and Olvin and get the position he wants or will
he realize that there’s something more important that stops the world
from turning into chaos?
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE BEACH
Tony and Bartholomew have been friends for years, but his latest request is a little much.
needs a loan to impress Porsche Keller, a personable billionaire, but
the only cash available is from banker and raging homophobe Sherlock
Palmer, who has a devious plan for them.
Will our heroes find love and get their happy ending?
("The Merchant of Venice")
IF MUSIC BE...
Rick Cowley finds himself taking up am-dram once more, thinking it’ll help him get over the death of his partner.
never anticipated it would mean an encounter with an old flame and the
sort of emotional complications the Bard would have reveled in.
Still, old Will had the right word for every situation, didn’t he?
A HERO'S LAST BATTLE
Phetra H Novak
is happy to be home after serving his country as a soldier for over
fifteen years being stationed mostly abroad ready to settle down.
is still living at home, together with his father, trying to do what is
expected a young man his age is supposed to do, work and live every day
like it is your last.
The two men meet at a family wedding,
realizing they share a mutual dream of finding love and starting a
family but evil lurks amongst them. Will these two lovers find a way to
("Much Ado About Nothing")
NOTHING LIKE THE SUN
Hollywood darling Jerome Winter always defined himself by his looks—until a fire destroyed them.
oldest friend and still-loyal manager, Sam, has long carried a torch
for him, but with his looks—and earning power—gone, what does Jerome
have left to offer?
THE SUN OF TOMORROW
M LeAnne Phoenix
actor Koray Shepherd rescues writer Winter Sirois from the brutal hands
of his supervisor, Winter never would have believed the beautiful Turk
would share his love of The Bard.
When Koray asks Winter out on a
date, Winter takes center stage in his very own tragedy, determined to
end his play for today with a happily ever after.
courage to the sticking place, Winter sets his sights on the future and
Koray... but when the horrors of yesterday resurface, will he crest the
waves of fear and despair, or will he be heard no more?
MUCH ADO ABOUT LADY MACBETH
for roles is always high when the King's Men put on a play, but David
seems to come up against Jacob time and time again, no matter what part
he is auditioning for.
But now they both want to be Lady Macbeth and it’s more than simple rivalry that causes the sparks to fly.