Bulldozed coming out Feb 3, 2016



Bull rider Trey Stuart voluntarily ties himself onto the back of a 1,500-pound animal for fun and money. But however tough he is in the ring, Trey is too scared to take a chance on love, especially when the man he wants is star rider Smoke Carter. Trey and Smoke have been hooking up for years but Trey denies there’s anything serious going on between them. Joining them at the gay rodeo are their friends Dolly and Alex.

Wanting the same happiness they share for their friends, the two women try to convince Trey that Smoke is just as interested in him, but despite competing in the adrenaline-charged world of rodeo, Trey refuses to open his heart to Smoke. While Trey works to help Dolly succeed in covering her first bull, another man tries to come between him and Smoke, proving that love might be an even more dangerous sport than bull riding. When Smoke challenges Trey to cowboy up, he has to decide if the ride is worth the risk.

If you like bull riding, go buy it!


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The Cage

Coming soon on July 31, 2015 at DreamspinnerPress.




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Welcome to The Cage, where you can share the ups and downs of a group of friends as they enjoy a rollicking adventure of sex and love in “the life”.

Being a Dom has always come naturally to Lazar Thornton, owner and operator of The Cage, a thriving adult toy store and meeting place for Lazar’s closest friends, Bran, Max, Otto, and the always flamboyant and fierce Miss Dré. But even the best of friends have different tastes in scenes—and in life.

Good-humored and laid back, but much in demand as both teacher and Dom, Lazar has always run from love. Until Ben Owen, relative newbie to the BDSM world, arrives wide-eyed and eager to learn, and Lazar wants to teach this sub everything he knows. But despite the openness needed for a Dom/sub relationship to thrive, neither discusses emotions. Feeling the sting of unrequited love, Ben isn’t as sure of his place in Lazar’s life as he wants to be. Lazar will need to read his sub’s heart as well as his mind if he truly wants to keep Ben in his life.


And just because Miss Dré holds a special place in my heart, the back cover is devoted to her.



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Transgender

True story of the transgender person in my life.

I will respect her anonymity by not revealing the relationship, but this is a person in my life whom I first met when she was a man.

I was inspired to write this because of this awesome story and video:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/30/whittington-family-ryland-transgender-son_n_5414718.html

Direct link to youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAHCqnux2fk#t=31

Just a personal aside, I didn’t ugly cry (for once), I pretty cried. I sat here smiling with tears running down my cheeks in the best heroine movie style.

Back to the main point however.

It was the shocking statistic that over 41% of transgender people attempt to commit suicide that struck a chord. My friend was one of those who tried to commit suicide.

I know as a nation we are squirrelly about sex and have an inordinate desire to control the sex lives of the young and beautiful. No seems to be quite so nosy about who the old farts are doing.

The problem is transgender has NOTHING to do with sex. We tend to use the words sex and gender interchangeably and incorrectly.

The burning desire inside one who is trapped in the wrong body is not about sex. It’s about identity at the deepest level. Simply having a set of genitalia dished out at birth is not the definition of what gender you are. It’s a brain thing.

This person in my life was an adult male when I met him. Kind of a cynical, snarly male. More on that later. But definitely observably male in many ways on the surface. He married. He raised two (awesome) children. He had a career. He always was good with tools and building and “manly” stuff like that. As they aged, his parents depended upon him to come and fix stuff at their house.

And he was so unhappy he tried to commit suicide but the only handy gun was a rifle so long he couldn’t reach the trigger with the barrel under his chin. Thank God.

Luckily he sought help and found it with a therapist and the LGBTQ community.

The first photograph I saw of her made me flinch from the fashion point of view. I am sad to say her fashion choices are… unfortunate, shall we say. The clothes are, um, flashy and she tends to match her eye shadow to her dress. *cringe* So over.

But what stopped me dead in my tracks is that for the first time since I’ve known her, she looked happy.

That smile was so stunning and her eyes (ringed with bright purple shadow though they may be) were glowing with a life and hope and energy that I’d never seen there before.

I defy anyone who sees that expression to say this is wrong. It’s so clearly right for her.

I am happy to say her entire family accepted her announcement and are supporting her in their own idiosyncratic ways. Her mother said the saddest thing is that she had to struggle on her own for so long, because when she was five she already knew she was not a boy.

She comes from a large family with lots of siblings. One of her brothers joked that finally the count between brothers and sisters was even. (Told you they were idiosyncratic.)

When I watched the video about Ryland Whittington, I want to celebrate the parents who are loving and accepting enough to allow Ryland to be himself.

I just wish every transgender person had that same support and love in their life.

To my new girlfriend, go forth, honey, and live the rest of your life as the woman you really are.

The Last Concubine review

The Last Concubine

Thank you Two Lips! And Icy Snow for the lovely review! (Love your name, btw.)

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It makes me very happy to see this review. I knew I was taking a chance writing a historical and in such a different world, but sometimes stories are in the driver's seat and you're just along for the ride.

Thank you again!

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