Xan Dawson is finally growing up. Oh, he still loves his video games and comic books, but gone are the days when he would skip work for long stretches of time and screw as many guys as humanly possible. Two reasons for his newfound maturity are a new boyfriend and almost being killed by his vampire father’s maker. Although the latter has recently made the simple act of sleeping a frightening ordeal, he is determined to press forward and make his parents proud by excelling in the responsibilities of his new job. One of those responsibilities is welcoming an acquaintance to the Rising Sun for the weekend. All goes well after some initial flirtatious awkwardness… until the vampire makes a revelation that forces Xan to confront the pros and cons of a life choice that he would rather not contemplate at all.
This is Book #2 in the Harborview Immortals series.
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It’s summertime in Harborview and seventeen-year-old Xan Dawson plans to spend most of it creating memories with a very special friend. This short story takes place one year after Like Fathers, Like Son and contains mild adult content.
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In honor of Father’s Day and two vampire dads I happen to adore, I wanted to share a bit of a bonus story I wrote a while ago that I never got around to posting here because I’m old and forgetful. (A few of you may remember this from my previous blog.) Continue reading “Papas got a brand new bed”
In my ongoing efforts to remain a starving artist, I’ve decided that The Rising Son will be free. 😀 Actually, I think I was leaning in that direction for a while, but now that it’s finished, it’s official. The story is being edited right now and the cover art is being done (thanks, G! ❤ ) so now I’ve got some free time to do other things that may or may not include more Diablo 3. I’ll also be wrapping up Last Summer over the next couple of weeks.
I wanted to share a little bit of the story for anyone interested. Timeline-wise, The Rising Son takes place a month after the end of Family Matters and a week after A Halloween Interlude. This was taken from the opening scene. Xan and Michael are in the shower being naked and nerdy because that’s what they do, and they’re adorable doing it: Continue reading “The Rising Son Excerpt”
First off, regarding my last post. While I was driving home last night, didn’t I totally come up with this brilliant thing I wanted a character to say and forget it by the time I pulled into my driveway? Ugh. Never fails. Anyway…
It’s summertime in Harborview and seventeen-year-old Xan Dawson plans to spend most of it creating memories with a very special friend.
If you read Like Fathers, Like Son (you can find it here) then you should already have an idea where this story is going. I wanted to do a Harborview Immortals story that had nothing to do with immortal beings, and I really liked the idea of seeing a side of Xan away from all the vampires in his life and just being a normal, human young man. This is a sort of coming-of-age story before all the piercings (though he’s got some here) and the tattoos and the sex. I don’t have a firm ETA yet but it’s not a terribly long story so my guess right now is sometime in June.
I’ve pushed back the release of The Rising Son to July due to circumstances that require a little bit of extra time. If that changes, of course you’ll be the first to know, but as for now, July’s looking like a pretty solid bet.
Finally, A Halloween Interlude is now permanently free! If you haven’t yet, go and grab a copy from Smashwords, B&N, Apple, or Kobo. It’s got geekiness and smut, a perfect combination. 😀
Bye for now!
Don’t forget Family Matters: A Halloween Interlude is FREE on Smashwords until April 30th with coupon code GE76V.
I’ve been back almost a week now actually, but as I mentioned on FB a few days ago, it’s taken some time for me to get back into my usual routine. Florida was hot. And occasionally rainy. But it was a good trip, and I had a great time hanging out with my dad, which more than made up for the unusually high amount of Donald Trump coverage on the local news. (Seriously, he was all over the place. WTH, Florida?)
I didn’t get as much writing done as I wanted, but I did enough to make me happy. I felt like a teenager again, sitting in my bedroom and secretly handwriting all sorts of illicit stuff. 😀 I also got a fair bit of reading done, making a slight dent in the hundreds of books on my reader.
Now that I’m back, I’m ready to jump back into The Rising Son, the second H.I. book. I think I can have it done in a few weeks, so for now I’m feeling pretty confident about keeping the Father’s Day release date. While I was down there, I came pretty close to finishing the non-vampire short story I mentioned previously, plus I outlined a new story that I want to start as soon as Book 2 is done. So I definitely have plenty of stuff to keep me occupied for the foreseeable future.
The bookmarks I told you guys about are in, so just a reminder, if you want one (or many) let me know. I love how they turned out. Thanks again to Jenny Cotton for making that happen.
Last but not least, A Halloween Interlude is FREE on Smashwords through the end of the month. (I meant to do this before I left but got distracted with pre-trip stuff, sorry.) The coupon code is GE76V. Grab a copy while you can!
That’s it for now. Yes, I know it’s Thursday, so you can expect a TBT post, oh, sometime tomorrow. 😉 Have a nice day!
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Hello! This post is to announce a brand new, soon-to-be-published short story in the Harborview Immortals series titled Family Matters: A Halloween Interlude. It takes places about three weeks after the final events of Family Matters on Halloween night. While it isn’t required reading for the series (it was basically an excuse to write something smutty), I hope that those of you who do decide to purchase it will enjoy reading it. And bonus points if you spot the references to other stories that were thrown in there.
Here’s an excerpt from the beginning (spoilers, obviously, for Family Matters): Continue reading “Upcoming short story!”