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Updated from original post on 12/18:
Ah, Christmas Eve. For Jacob, it’s a time for enjoying the presence of his family and friends, making sure that Dominic doesn’t kill his twin brother, and silently hoping that his fourteen-year-old son doesn’t get a thousand tattoos when he grows up because apparently that’s the plan. But hey, at least there are gifts.
Gift-giving isn’t easy when two vampires with a lot of centuries between them have just about everything they could ever possibly need or want. But this year, Jacob has found the perfect gift for Dominic, one that will change both their lives, and he can’t wait to give it to him.
This is a Harborview Immortals prequel short story. While it contains references to Family Matters, no prior knowledge of the book is required.
Contains explicit content.
The Downloads & Story Links page has also been updated.
Okay, that’s it for this year but I’m already working on Book 2 plus a few other Extra stories, one of which I will probably publish in January if time is kind (and one is being reserved for the Smashwords release of Family Matters, whenever that is). In addition to all of that, there will also be those non-vampire stories I mentioned previously. What I’m basically trying to say is that I plan to throw a lot of stories your way in 2016. I hope you don’t mind. 😀
This is a special early posting for those of you who are following my blog and anyone else who happens to stumble across this entry. The story will be announced on social media and posted to the usual sites on 12/20.
Enjoy, and thank you so much for your support! ❤
Hello! I wanted to share a sneak preview of Small Packages for anyone interested in checking it out.
Here’s the cover:
And here’s a quick, sexless excerpt:
All of the neighbors’ houses were festively decorated with numerous strings of bright, blinking lights that cut through the darkness with alternating flashes of red and green. Some of the houses displayed Nativity scenes while others had Santa and his reindeer. The Taylors, who lived two houses down on the other side of the street, had both. It was a combination that amused Jacob to no end—even more so because of the zombie garden gnomes that were acting as stand-ins for two reindeer and one of the Wise Men.
“We should decorate the outside of the house one of these years.” He turned his head slightly to the right to acknowledge the vampire who had joined him at the window. “Maybe the neighbors would like us then.”
“Do you really care if they like us or not?” Dominic asked.
“No, but it would be nice if they didn’t stare at our house like it was a part of some circus freak show.”
Dominic leaned forward to peer through the glass, his chin resting on Jacob’s shoulder. “We are a gay, interracial couple living in a conservative neighborhood, Jacob. Holiday decorations aren’t going to make much of a difference to most of these people. I can only imagine how they would react if they knew that we were vampires.” After a moment, he added, “Are those zombies?”
“Yeah,” Jacob replied with a grin. “At least we’re not the only weirdos on the street.”
Small Packages will be available for download and online on 12/20.
The Smashwords release of Family Matters has been postponed until further notice, meaning at least until NaNoWriMo is over because dealing with this has been murder on my daily word count.
But!!! Unless I get blindsided by a meteor *knock on wood* the book will be available for download this weekend—Sunday, most likely—in EPUB, MOBI, and PDF formats. So you will finally be able to get your virtual hands on the book. A week or so following this, An Unexpected Addition will also be made available for download; I decided to hold off on sharing this until after the book was out since it contains references to Family Matters that might be somewhat spoilerish to those of you who did not follow the story when it was previously posted online.
Finally… what do you give the vampire who has everything? Find out Jacob’s answer next month in Small Packages, a sweet and smutty Harborview Immortals short story. Because nothing says Christmas like vampires and porn, am I right? 😀