Wednesday Briefs: Shipwreck, Part II

Are you ready for more Will and Foster?? I sure hope so! Now that Foster’s no longer lost at sea, we’ve got to find out if any sparks fly between the two guys.

Avery used three prompts (some in a small way) in this post:

  • A cat purring
  • Including a pirate
  • Including a shower

I hope you enjoy this installment of the story! Feel free to leave me a comment or two about the guys!

Photo courtesy of Kevin Mitnak
Photo courtesy of Kevin Mitnak

Shipwreck, Part II

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Avery Dawes

Foster kept his mouth shut, worried he was placing a strain on his rescuer’s bad leg. There had to be a story to go with those scars, but Foster wasn’t in a position to ask what it was. Maybe after he knew the guy more than a couple of minutes. Knowing his luck, he’d open his mouth and his brain would derail. He’d end up asking something completely inappropriate…like, “please let me kiss your scars and make them all better.”

Will’s deep voice pulled him from his too-close-to wicked thoughts. “So, pick your poison, sailor. Would you like some breakfast first, or a hot shower?” Will held the door to the bungalow open, and then guided Foster to the kitchen island before helping him to sit on one of the barstools. Continue reading “Wednesday Briefs: Shipwreck, Part II”

Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Movies or TV Shows

This Tuesday’s topic is a good one: the Top Ten Books I’d Love To See As Movies/TV Shows. This will require some thought, though. Also, I’m going to go through my Goodreads list and try to half that would work as movies and have that would work as a TV series.

Thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting this feature. *claps hands* You can check out their site here.


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What do you think of my list? Agree/ disagree? Some that I missed?

Drum roll, please…..

Movies

1. Break Out (Blood Hunter #1) by Nina Croft. Vampires in space. Woot woot! Plus, I want to see the sexy Ricardo Sanchez in person.

2. Collide by Riley Hart. This is a gay-for-you M-M Romance. Would love to see Noah and Cooper’s story on the big screen.

3. Polar Reaction by Claire Thompson. Three hot guys trying to stay entertained while stuck in Antarctica. Yeah, I’d like to see that movie!!

4. Deathless Love by Renee Rose. Vampires and spanking all in one. Perfect for a movie!!

5. Love the Sinner by Avril Ashton. Would love watching a movie about Gabe and Angelo. Would be totally hot! Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Movies or TV Shows”

Wednesday Briefs: Shipwreck

Avery finally found the time to write a piece of flash fiction. This one was based on a boat prompt (see the below pic). Remember, the Wednesday Briefers have to keep their stories between 500 and 1000 words.

Hopefully you’re ready to meet Will and his “fresh catch.” Enjoy the read!

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Shipwreck 

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Avery Dawes

Despite the throbbing in his leg, Will shambled down to the shore, a towel slung over his left shoulder, a cup of coffee gripped in his right hand. His newly constructed bungalow had weathered last night’s wicked storms well, taking the abuse of high winds and torrential rain with all the ease of a conditioned submissive—bowed, but not broken.

Will dried off the Adirondack chair and slid into the seat, sipping his steaming cup of java. A thin layer of fog shrouded the bay, muffling everything but the sound of the water lapping against the shore. He’d only lived on Maryland’s Eastern Shore for two months, but this had been the most peaceful time of his life. He kept waiting to miss the camaraderie of his SEAL Team brothers, but after his last tour in the sandbox, he’d had enough. The medical discharge only cemented the fact his military career was over. Nothing like having a semi-bionic leg. Grateful the doctors had saved his limb, he now wondered if having a prosthetic would be less painful than having one filled with an assortment of titanium plates and rods. Continue reading “Wednesday Briefs: Shipwreck”

Recent M-M Romance Reads

I’m so behind on my blogging and on book reviews. I’m going to share some of my recent reads and ratings. Sorry, there won’t be too much of a review. Maybe one of these days I will get caught up!

Hell & High Water (THIRDS #1) by Charlie Cochet.

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When homicide detective Dexter J. Daley’s testimony helps send his partner away for murder, the consequences—and the media frenzy—aren’t far behind. He soon finds himself sans boyfriend, sans friends, and, after an unpleasant encounter in a parking garage after the trial, he’s lucky he doesn’t find himself sans teeth. Dex fears he’ll get transferred from the Human Police Force’s Sixth Precinct, or worse, get dismissed. Instead, his adoptive father—a sergeant at the Therian-Human Intelligence Recon Defense Squadron otherwise known as the THIRDS—pulls a few strings, and Dex gets recruited as a Defense Agent.

Dex is determined to get his life back on track and eager to get started in his new job. But his first meeting with Team Leader Sloane Brodie, who also happens to be his new jaguar Therian partner, turns disastrous. When the team is called to investigate the murders of three HumaniTherian activists, it soon becomes clear to Dex that getting his partner and the rest of the tightknit team to accept him will be a lot harder than catching the killer—and every bit as dangerous. Continue reading “Recent M-M Romance Reads”

Wednesday Briefs: A River Rendezvous

Avery is back with another standalone flash fiction piece. Are you excited? This one is an historical M-M romance (hopefully there is such a thing!). I’ve been slacking on writing a bit, but it was fun working on this piece. It actually came together very quickly. Yay!

For a quick refresher, Wednesday Briefs have to be 500-1000 words in length and include a prompt. Avery used two prompts this week: a thunderstorm and a waterfall. Hope you enjoy the soldiers!

Photo courtesy of Kevin Mitnak
Photo courtesy of Kevin Mitnak

A River Rendezvous

by Avery Dawes

Marching was vastly overrated, Henry decided, especially beneath a blistering sun. And they’d been at it all day. Dinner—whatever they managed to scrounge—and then into his bedroll. Well, he amended, after he took a bath. At this rate, the Union soldiers would smell him before they ever caught sight of him. Henry hadn’t bathed in two days. Not since the thunderstorm that drenched his clothes and made his socks squish in his shoes.

“Keep up, Henry, we’re almost there.” Lt. Robertson, his commanding officer and former neighbor, gave him a friendly shove. “I know it’s been a long day.”

“Sorry, sir…” His voice drifted off. The past week had been particularly difficult for him. His younger brother passed after taking a round in the shoulder. The doctors tried to save him, but infection had overtaken his body. There was nothing that could be done. Continue reading “Wednesday Briefs: A River Rendezvous”

Top Ten Books with Men in Uniform (M-M)

Today’s theme from The Broke and the Bookish is Top Ten Books Which Feature Characters Who… 

I’m filling in that blank with gay men in uniform. Woot woot! So all the books below are from the M-M Genre and include either a gay fire fighter, paramedic, police officer, US Marshal, Navy SEAL, etc.

As I started putting my list together, I didn’t realize I was going to have so many choices. It’s going to be tough to pick just 10!

Be sure to drop a comment and let me know if you’ve read any of the books on my list and what you think *smiles* And be sure to head over to the The Broke and the Bookish to visit the other bloggers who are participating!

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My Top Ten Books with LGBT Men in Uniform

1. Hot Head (Head #1) by Damon Suede. This read features Brooklyn firefighter Griff Muir who has the “hots” (heh, heh–I couldn’t resist) for his best friend Dante Anastagio.

2. Hard Fall (Deputy Joe #1) by James Buchanan. This read has Deputy Joe Peterson “falling” (sorry, I’m full of bad puns tonight) for ex-con Kabe Varghese.

3. Private Eye (Liaisons #1) by S.E. Culpepper. P.I. Rafe Bridges is all about helping straight cop Jeremy Halliday.

4. A Sinner Born (Brooklyn Sinners #3) by Avril Ashton. It was hard to pick just one book in this series. Kane Ashby is a hunky Marshal and Syren Rua is damaged and has a hot panty fetish. ‘Nuff said!

5. The Rebuilding Year (#1) by Kaje Harper. This one features former fire fighter Ryan Ward and John Barrett. Definitely a good story! Continue reading “Top Ten Books with Men in Uniform (M-M)”

The Demise of Bobby & Clyde

Title:  The Demise of Bobby & Clyde (Bennett Bay story)The_Demise_Bobby_Clyde

Author:  Stephen del Mar

Genre: M-M Suspense/ Occult with some Romance

Length:  26 pages

Blurb:

Clyde really loved Bobby. He wanted to give his man the world. He thought robbing a bank would be the way to do it. That was his first mistake. The Demise of Bobby and Clyde is a short ghost story set in the boondocks of Big Cypress County, Florida. A classic haunted house tale with a couple of gay bad boys. Warning: It doesn’t end well for the guys, but there is a lot of ever after.

This story is part of Stephen del Mar’s Stories from Bennett Bay collection.

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If I had to pick three words to describe this read, they would be:

  • Spooky
  • Clever
  • Intriguing

I downloaded this story from Amazon (you can find it here) and got right to reading. It didn’t take me long since it’s a short story, but Mr. del Mar keep me flipping the pages on my Kindle. I liked Bobby and Clyde as characters. I felt for the guys and the situation they found themselves in.

The Gothic mansion was downright creepy! It gave me shivers, and I feared for what was going to happen next.

I’m going to try and do this without spoiling anything, but the chandelier incident was funny and tragic. The ending was absolutely perfect!

A fun, entertaining read with a spooky haunted house and two guys who only seem to have bad luck. Continue reading “The Demise of Bobby & Clyde”

Wednesday Briefs Flash with Fire

What day of the week is it?? Wednesday, you say…well, then it’s time for some flash fiction. Yipee!!

You probably remember the rules, but if this is your first visit, I will give a quick review. The story has to be between 500 and 1000 words, and it must be based on a writing prompt. Then, at the bottom, I share the links of the other flashers so you can visit them and read more free, entertaining stories.

All good, right?

This week Avery chose one of the picture prompts. fire

Ready for the story (it’s a standalone so you get to enjoy it all in one read)…

Burning Down the House

by

Avery Dawes

Senior Patrolman Aidan Murphy stared at his reflection. Brass polished. Uniform neat and crisply pressed. Boots shined. All he wanted was a quiet and routine Friday night, his last night patrolling the streets. On Monday, he would don a suit and tie and begin his new position as Property Crimes Detective.

“Babe, hurry up! I’ve got your dinner packed. You need to go, or you’ll be late.”

Aidan grinned. His boyfriend had him so spoiled. Chas was his personal clock, always making sure he was on time. He buckled his gun belt, slid the portable radio into its holder, and headed down the hallway.

“Thanks, darling! You rock, as usual.” Aidan leaned down and pressed a quick kiss to Chas’s lips. He picked up the cooler and turned toward the door. Continue reading “Wednesday Briefs Flash with Fire”

An April Fools’ Edition of Wednesday Briefs

Welcome to a standalone story Avery has crafted for April Fools’ Day. She actually chose the day as her prompt. It was tough getting the story completed and not exceeding the 1000 word limit.

Photo courtesy of Kevin Mitnak
Photo courtesy of Kevin Mitnak

Without further delay, let’s get to the story!

Bad Case of Wanting You

by

Avery Dawes

Lifting my face to the sky, I adjusted my red knit hat. Large, wet snowflakes drifted in lazy spirals, mocking me. A couple stuck to my eyelashes as others floated by. This must be some sort of cruel April Fools’ prank. I should be running, in shorts and a T-shirt, not shivering in tights and a long-sleeve pullover.

Taking a minute to stretch out my legs, I decided to run around the Tidal Basin, even though the delicate cherry blossom buds were probably frozen and destined to die unopened.

Traffic was light this morning. I headed out while most of the District’s residents still slumbered. I, too, had a lot on my plate for today. Exercise and then presentations and briefings. Continue reading “An April Fools’ Edition of Wednesday Briefs”

Release Day: Adverse Effects

Available Now!

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Published by Dreamspinner Press

Buy Links:

Dreamspinner Press: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6221

All Romance eBooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-adverseeffects-1760501-145.html

Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/nvcaqqm

Synopsis: Saving Caeorleia Book Two

Dade, human-Caeorleian hybrid and ex-military grunt, doesn’t fit in—not with humans, not with aliens, not anywhere. He’s always on the outskirts, angry, and people aren’t sure they can trust him. When he encounters a compatible tziu named Yaseke, secrets, misunderstandings, and attacks nearly prevent the two from making a connection Dade sorely needs. Even after they unite, Dade and Yaseke face challenges that two newly joined males should never have to endure.

From traitorous council members, to sadistic aliens who plan to sell them as slaves, to meeting a mysterious race of revered aliens called Collectors, Dade and Yaseke manage to stay together—and even rescue two youths related to Yaseke, who’ve lost their parents to the same betrayer.

Someone from Dade’s past is at the root of everything he’s suffered. No way can he let them get away with what they’re planning, but Dade isn’t sure he can stop them on his own. If he doesn’t let go of his isolation and risk the pain letting others in will bring, he’ll never save Caeorleia in time.

Excerpt: Chapter One

Sunlight glared off the silver surface of the lake, blinding me where I crouched away from everyone. The guard currently assigned to me stood at my back, making my skin crawl. I shivered, even though it was hot enough I was sweating. I never knew when one of them might try to touch me. Continue reading “Release Day: Adverse Effects”