I’m terrible at blogging, but I’m hoping to set a New Year’s Resolution to blog at least once a week. We’ll see how that goes. In the meantime, I have a new release. It’s the short story The Sub’s Gift in Storm Moon Press’ Milk & Cookies & Handcuffs anthology. I co-authored it with S.L. Armstrong, which was a hell of a new experience, and we are the ones who contributed a poly, bisexual story to the mix. I think we’re in pretty great company: Alex Whitehall, Erzabet Bishop, Kathleen Tudor, and Verity Blackthorn.
Ah, the holidays. Gifts and songs. Tinsel and lights. Whips and chains? That’s right. This holiday anthology is all about BDSM, filled with characters who know that sometimes it’s Nice to be Naughty. This collection of five stories includes gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans*, and straight couples (and moresomes) that share a common desire for the kinkier side of sex: sensual bondage, sexual domination, and genuine, loving submission. And what better time to explore this dynamic of giving and receiving than the holidays? ‘Tis the season, after all!
In Holidays in Hell, Jonas is an incubus searching for one final soul to finish out his contract, but as a self-styled connoisseur, it has to be the right one. But when he finds the beautiful Holly Pendleton, Jonas is struck by her innocence and puts his own eternal comfort in jeopardy to protect her. Then, shapeshifting Ellis learns from his new master William about the traditions and true meaning of First Day, stories kept from him by his spiteful former master. The day of celebration becomes even sweeter when Ellis opens his presents and receives the Gift of the Familiar — and then has William try it out on him!
For New Year’s Eve, Ebet is afraid she’s Pushing the Line by bringing her girlfriend Meg home to meet her family for the first time. Meg is confident things will go fine, but Ebet is a mess, so Meg steals them away and proceeds to give Ebet something else to focus her energy on — her. Next, all that submissive Jeffrey wants from his mistress Athena is the Gift of Self, for Athena to recognize Jeffrey’s true identity as Jessie, a self-described “woman with a penis”. Athena is scared and confused at first; she loves her slave-boy, but isn’t sure that she can accept this a change this big. Finally, in The Sub’s Gift, the submissive Kyle gets an early Christmas present from Ryan and Amber, his Master and Mistress. But when that present turns out to be a sister-slave, Kyle wonders about his place in this new dynamic.
It’s my only release for 2012, but I have plans to do a few short stories for 2013. There are nine anthology calls I’m interested in, plus I’ve volunteered to write a free short for Storm Moon Press to be released on Earth Day. So, I’m crossing my fingers my inspiration hangs around and that I have time to focus on writing even half of what’s on my list.