Final Cover Reveal – Our Second Chance

It’s time once again to walk the rainbow brick road to the city of romantic fiction with a visit to one of my upcoming projects. The book is named Our Second Chance, and focuses on the lives of Dustin Pliskin and Phoenix Brannigan. These two men have had an eventful relationship, which takes a turn for the mysterious when Phoenix uncovers a powerful magical artefact.

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The cover was designed by J.C. Clarke, who is a good friend that has helped me in my author endeavours. This excerpt from the book focuses on Dustin and Phoenix as they reunite after some time apart.


The sound of his doorbell made Dustin look up from his video game endeavours. It had been a while since he had heard the object ring, because most people that visited used the knocker instead of it.

Throwing the controller onto the sofa, Dustin went across the room and unlocked the door. On the other side, was the man who gave his life its meaning, and had also broken his heart to pieces.

“Phoenix…” Dustin gasped.

Like always, the man everything that Dustin dreamed about. His long black hair fell down his back, and his green eyes dazzled like shining emeralds. His six foot frame was quite lean and understated, but his muscular tone more than made up for his apparent physical weakness.

“Can I come in?” he asked softly, as if he felt he didn’t deserve to be welcomed.


On a side note, I would like to thank every member of the group who has offered me kind words so far. Your support and friendship mean the world to me. I hope you enjoyed everyone enjoyed this little snippet, and will consider having a glimpse at the completed work.

Rainbow Snippets – July 7th 2017

It’s time once again for the rainbow coloured fiction to shine through the clouds. For those of you who don’t know, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook group where you share a set of sentences from a work that has LGBT related content. If you want to check out this great community for yourselves, be sure to check them out for yourself.

This week’s snippet is our first visit to the world of Our Second Chance, and focuses on Dustin Pliskin, one of the main characters, as he makes small talk with a powerful individual who you may remember I revealed some time ago.


A thunderous crash came from the direction of the patio doors. Looking around, Dustin saw the after-effects of a giant wave splashing against the railings of the rooftop patio. Smiling, Dustin went over to the door and opened it wide. A waft of fresh sea air came over him, relaxing him to the tips of his toes.

“Is this really happening, or is it a wonderful dream?” Dustin said aloud to himself.

“I assure you my dear friend, you are very much awake,” said a familiar voice.

Dustin turned about-face, and saw that Rafius Sahir was standing by the front door. The pink haired giant of a genie was now wearing a blue button up shirt, tan three quarter trousers and a golden chain with a peach shaped locket hanging loosely around his neck.

Dustin walked over to the genie, and reached out his hand to greet him. Rafius grinned, and gripped the archaeologist hand and gave it a firm but gentle shake.

“I must admit I didn’t expect to see you so soon,” Dustin laughed.

“Neither did I,” the genie replied, “But the timing of your housewarming happened to coincide with some excellent news.”


On a side note, I would like to thank every member of the group who has offered me kind words so far. Your support and friendship mean the world to me. I hope you enjoyed everyone enjoyed this little snippet, and will consider having a glimpse at the completed work.

Rainbow Snippets – June 24th 2017

It’s time once again for the rainbow coloured fiction to shine through the clouds. For those of you who don’t know, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook group where you share a set of sentences from a work that has LGBT related content. If you want to check out this great community for yourselves, be sure to check them out for yourself.

One thing that I try to do when I imagine my characters in my mind is to create them using a game such as The Sims, or use a doll maker like the ones provided by Doll Divine. This is one of the screenshots I took, of the characters I imagined for Sheltered.

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Connor, Lucas and Sam (Pictured from left to right)

This week’s snippet is our third visit to the world of Sheltered, and focuses on Lucas and Connor as the alpha makes a surprising discovery. To make things work in this brief excerpt, Lucas is referring to Sam at the start of the sample.


 

“Do you know where he went?” Lucas asked his lover.

“He told me that he was going to answer the door when you arrived. That’s all I know.”
Lucas frowned. His enforcer Damien had greeted him when he arrived, and had told him that the owner of the house was nowhere to be seen. Now he came to realise it, it did seem awfully strange that his ailing mate would be abandoned in his rescuer’s home. 

“Luke?”

Lucas turned his attention to the younger wolf shifter.

“What is it honey?”

Connor shuffled uncomfortably.

“There’s something you need to know about Sam.”

Lucas was suddenly filled with dread. Was his mates rescuer a criminal, a vampire or maybe something even worse?

“Sam is going to be someone very important in our lives from here on out.”

 


On a side note, I would like to thank every member of the group who has offered me kind words so far. Your support and friendship mean the world to me. I hope you enjoyed everyone enjoyed this little snippet, and will consider having a glimpse at the completed work.

Rainbow Snippets – June 17th 2017

When I posted my last snippet, the positive reception to my upcoming book Sheltered was a wonderful surprise. For those of you who don’t know, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook group where you share a set of sentences from a work that has LGBT related content. If you want to check out this great community for yourselves, be sure to check them out for yourself.

Before I reveal the latest Rainbow Snippet, I would like to share with you a picture of a character from Our Second Chance, a novella that I will be releasing sometime this year. His name is Rafius Sahir, a genie who was imprisoned in a lamp for crimes against his race. At the beginning of the story, he has only wish left to grant, and Our Second Chance focuses on the wish that he grants to complete his sentence. This picture was drawn by the deviantArt user SomDude424, and I think you will agree he is a very handsome man.

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This week’s snippet is from Sheltered, and focuses on Sam as he tries to apologise for running away from his second mate Lucas.


After a moment’s hesitation, Sam cleared his throat and tried his best to speak.

“I guess I owe you an explanation.”

The alpha shifter let go of the spoon, and walked slowly over to his future mate. Sam appreciated the gesture, because his heightened emotions were almost at fever pitch.

Lucas reached out his hand, and cupped Sam’s cheek inside it.

“You don’t owe me anything. It is me that should be apologising for the way I behaved,” the alpha said softly.

Sam took a deep breath, and then gave an remorseful smile.

“You didn’t do anything wrong. I probably would have done the same thing if I met you three years earlier.”

Lucas chuckled, and the sound of his voice made Sam’s wilting erection re-inflate at a record-breaking pace. The less dominant shifter tried his best to hide the sign of attraction, but it’s size had grown to the point where it was easier to go with the flow.

“Do you mind if I ask what happened to you?”

 


On a side note, I would like to thank every member of the group who has offered me kind words so far. Your support and friendship mean the world to me. I hope you enjoyed everyone enjoyed this little snippet, and will consider having a glimpse at the completed work.

Rainbow Snippets – June 3rd 2017

It’s been a few months since I last posted a Rainbow Snippet, as I decided to take a break after the publication of A Treasure Find. For those of you who don’t know, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook group where you share a set of sentences from a work that has LGBT related content. If you want to check out this great community for yourselves, be sure to check them out for yourself.

This segment is from my upcoming book Sheltered, which I featured in my latest blog post earlier this week, along with the reveal of it’s cover, which I have featured below.

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This week’s snippet focuses on Sam as he cleans up from a storm, and hears an unexpected noise.


He had barely taken two steps when he heard a light noise on the breeze. At first he thought it might have been the sound of puddles splashing against the road, but then it made its presence known for a second time. After living in a pack of wolf shifters for twenty one years, there was no mistaking the source of the mysterious acoustics.  

It was the sound of a wolf in pain. 

Throwing the sponge to one side, Sam ran through the bushes and into the small forest area that was situated behind it. Fortunately for Sam’s ears, the noise kept permeating the air, so he would be kept on track until he could discover the scent of the wounded animal. 

“Is anyone out there?” Sam asked, hoping that he would be able to find someone who could assist him with the incident he was about to discover.


On a side note, I would like to thank every member of the group who has offered me kind words so far. Your support and friendship mean the world to me. I hope you enjoyed everyone enjoyed this little snippet, and will consider having a glimpse at the completed work.

Rainbow Snippets – March 18th 2017

For the past few weeks I have been working on the first book in the Treasured series, and I am pleased to announce it is now available on Amazon! Coincidentally, it’s time for me to post another Rainbow Snippet, so I decided to combine the two together. For those of you who don’t know, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook group where you share a set of sentences from a work that has LGBT related content. If you want to check out this great community for yourselves, be sure to check them out for yourself.

This segment is from the newly released A Treasured Find, and focuses on a dance scene which is both romantic and slightly teasing.


Just as Caleb was about to start his penultimate routine, he suddenly felt a warm hand rest itself onto his shoulder.

Worrying he had been caught out, Caleb spun around to hurriedly apologise, but the figure he saw was the one that he least expected to see.

Varron Sevarine was dressed in his usual genie attire, but had substituted his usual bare feet look with a pair of golden crystal shoes. He wore a black top hat upon his head, and was holding a rose between his perfectly formed teeth.

“Would you allow me the honour of joining you in this dance?”

Varron’s voice seemed to be echoing inside Caleb’s head for that moment, which was fortunate because of the rose that was currently situated inside of it.

Giving a smile, Caleb turned around and wrapped his left arm around the genie, and held out his hand for Varron to hold. The genie lifted the rose out of his teeth, and tucked it gently behind Caleb’s ear.

“Do you do this with every person that gives you your freedom?” Caleb asked with a faint laugh.

Varron gave him a slight grin in return.

“They might have given me freedom for mere moments, but you are the only man who has allowed me to be free to follow my heart.”

With that, Varron led his Hiraeth to the centre of the dance floor. The light changed in that moment, creating a spotlight that was focused directly on the two men. The music came slowly shifted to play a tune that was more beautiful than anything Caleb had ever heard.

Taking his cue, the genie began to guide Caleb around the room, allowing the man to dance as he felt as he could, but also bringing him close when they could perform a move that required them both. All the while, Caleb found himself looking at Varron in a way that filled him with mixed emotions.

When the witch had first released the genie from his prison, Caleb had felt an undeniable attraction to him. It was as if Varron was the centre of his world, and that he was the most handsome and beautiful man Caleb had ever seen. The more time he spent with him, the more Caleb wondered if there was a chance that the two were somehow meant to be together.


On a side note, I would like to thank every member of the group who has offered me kind words so far. Your support and friendship mean the world to me. I hope you enjoyed everyone enjoyed this little snippet, and will consider having a glimpse at the completed work.

If you want to buy the full version of A Treasured Find, use this country specific links which have been provided below.

Rainbow Snippets – February 11th 2017

After a brief break, it’s time for me to post another snippet of an up and coming work on Rainbow Snippets. For those of you who don’t know, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook group where you share a set of sentences from a work that has LGBT related content. If you want to check out this great community for yourselves, be sure to check them out for yourself.

This segment is from the Treasured series, and was co-created by AuldMisdione, the deviantArt user who helped me bring the characters of the story to life.As a special treat, here is a picture of Magnus and Ceispen, the kings of the Northern Kingdom that was drawn by another deviantArt user named AutumnAlchemy. You can find it below, or visit the original deviantArt page where it was uploaded.

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For this Rainbow Snippet, I decided to offer you the remainder of the backstory of Varron’s parents. If you missed the first part, be sure to check the previous post.


The day finally came before Magnus’s thirtieth birthday, and although the lion shifter wanted to be with his true mate more than anything, his duty to his pride would have to come first. Besides, they would have an eternity to spend at each other’s side once this was over.

Magnus used the Grand Magister’s gifted wish to find a woman who would honour his promise to mate with Ceispen, whilst at the same time standing by his side as the Alpha Female of the pride. As Ceispen granted his Hiraeth’s wish, he gave his beloved a final kiss of farewell, and disappeared into the lamp, which vanished as soon as the prince had disappeared inside it.

Later that evening, Magnus bonded with a lioness by the name of Xelena, who was also seeking a political marriage to escape the clutches of her less than favourable pride. So from that day forward, Magnus and Xelena took over the running of the pride.

For the next hundred years, the two shifters guided, fought and shared food together, but they never consummated their desires through any sexual encounters. The day came when it was the turn of Xelena’s son, whose father had been slain by her former pride to take the position as leader.

Thanking her for her many years of loyalty, both Magnus and Xelena went their separate ways, and lived in retirement to await the beginning of the next stage of their lives.

A few months had passed, and Magnus pined for his handsome genie more than ever before. His waiting came to an end when Magnus was given a letter through the bottom of his front door one windy afternoon.

The letter read,

“Dearest Magnus,

                                I am reaching the end of my service, and I cannot wait to lay eyes upon you once more. My parents have informed me that they wish to meet your acquaintance before I return home. When you ready to do so, simply tap the wax seal three times, and you will be taken directly to the palace.

Stay strong my beloved Hiraeth, I shall be with soon.”

Without a moment’s hesitation, Magnus made himself look presentable, and tapped the wax seal with a shaking hand.

When he had arrived at the palace, he had been welcomed with open arms by King Dreimos and his bride Queen Peregrine. They had shared a delicious meal, and talked about the man who would be the future king. The royal couple invited him to stay in their son’s bedroom for the night, and then he could return once the prince had come home.

As Magnus entered the prince’s chambers, he was surprised to pick up a familiar scent. Looking over at the balcony, he saw a flying carpet was headed towards him, and riding on top of it was his beloved mate. After a heart warming reunion, Magnus and Ceispen completed their mate bond, and within a week of their reunion the two men were pronounced to be married.

During the ceremony, Magnus was transformed into a genie, so he could be equal in both power and authority to all of the people of his new home. Magnus was relieved to discover that he could still become his lion after he had been changed, a fact which Ceispen had confirmed before the two men took their vows during their marriage ceremony.

After the grand event had taken place, Dreimos and Peregrine decided to abdicate, leaving Ceispen, and his beloved Magnus to ascend to become the kings of the Northern Kingdom.


On a side note, I would like to thank every member of the group who has offered me kind words so far. Your support and friendship mean the world to me. I hope you enjoyed everyone enjoyed this little snippet, and are looking forward to another brief glimpse as well as the final release.