Casey's Blog

Casey's Blog

Ramblings by a romance writer

What's new in CASEYLAND?

 

Well, I got my publishing rights back on GET'N HAMMERED and I did some minor edits and they seem to work well. I have released the 2nd edition in ebook and it is available in print has a trade sized paperback from Amazon.com

I am working on the next in that series which has a working title of GET'N TANKED. As a teaser...The boys from BARCS take Thomas to Las Vegas for a bachelor party and Cherry Tags along to visit her brother. They run into some strange happenings that have them join the Vegas Barcs Squad in a job. Also one of the boys finds his true mate and this will send everyone for a loop!

Also I am trying to finish PANDORA'S FIRE. This is an exciting new series that will be Urban Paranormal Fantsy romance with bits of romance and tone of action/adventure.

and finally, I am trying my nest to finish LEARNING TO LOVE AGAIN. This one is an emotional roller coater to write. There are times I have to step away but in the end I am going to be SOOOOO proud of this book!

 

Other than that, Personally I have had some health issues I am dealing with (Had a heart attack in Sept but am recovering nicly) .

I am going to be making some commitments in 2012 to myself. I will be commitiing to writing more on a dedicated schedule which should allow for a more productive schedule and I am currently aiming for 3 new releases in 2012.

1st ANNUAL AUTHORS INVITATIONAL PHOTO 'DOG FIGHT'

Who is ready for a great Author/Reader driven fun time? Starting on OCT 15 ... LET THE BATTLES BEGIN! It is the 1st Annual Authors Invitational Photo 'Dog Fight' where the reader get to decide who has the cutest furbaby!

16 Authors are pitting our dogs (& 1 brave cat) against each other in an elimination match up. There will be a different battle daily and each author who is eliminated will donate at least 1 bag of food to a local animal rescue or shelter of their choosing.

Come and join in the fun and let's end this argument once and for all....Who has the cutest pooch (or kitty). Visit the site now and meet the contestants and meet their author owners! CLICK HERE: http://bit.ly/PUQjvk

LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE!
Schedule of "fights":
1. Oct 15-Mario Acevedo/Em Petrova
2. Oct 16-Stacey Kennedy/Casey Holloway
3. Oct 17-Dakota Cassidy/JE Bolton
4. Oct 18-Duffy Brown/Renee George
5. Oct 19-Morgan Kearns/Tara Lain
6. Oct 20-Dawn Montgomery/Viviane Brentanos
7. Oct 21-CJ Ellison/Michele Bardsley
8. Oct 22-Nia Shay/Christine london
9. Oct 23- Winner from 1 & 2
10. Oct 24-Winner from 3 & 4
11. Oct 25 - Winner from 5 & 6
12. Oct 26- Winner from 7 & 8
13. Oct 27 Winner of 9 & 10
14. Oct 28 Winner of 11 & 12
15 Oct 29 THE FINAL BATTLE

 

The Hollywood Men are coming to your house!!

 

 

That's right...the guys are coming to your home! They are currently working on a reality show that takes your on stage, behind the scenes and into thier personal life. I promise to let you know when and where as soon as I find out.

 

SPECIAL OFFER! Mention me, CASEY HOLLOWAY when booking your seat and get $5 off! Meet the guys and tell them you saw them on on my site!

Introducing another of the guys from THE Hollywood Men: SARGE LOGAN

ATTENTION! OFFICER ON DECK!

Sexy Sarge Logan comes from St. Louis Missouri classifying him as 100% pure midwestern HUNK. He is 6' 2" of lean muscle and was recently seen on the Oxygen channel for Mr. Romance. He's a fitness model, seen everywhere. Sarge does the officer and gentleman number in the show and will "TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY".

Introducing more of the guys from The Hollywood Men: GUSTAVO

Gustavo started as a waiter at The Hollywood Men after moving to Southern California to be closer to his young daughter. So many of the clientele wanted to see more of this incredible handsome man so they finally put him onstage in a Latin routine that quickly became a crowd favorite. Gustavo exudes a charm and charisma that is unequalled in the world of male exotic dancing.

Introductions for more guys from THE HOLLYWOODMEN: RICKY

Ricky is from Glendale California and is a CPA by day. He uses the Hollywood Men Show as a place to release his tension from the rigors of his day job. A mountain of a man, standing 6 feet, 3 inches tall, he does the fireman act in the show and heats things up quickly. His nickname is “The Player” and boy does he live up to his reputation.. Ricky loves the ladies, who fondly refer to him as “the Nubian prince”.

Introductions for more guys from THE HOLLYWOD MEN: NIKO

Niko is from Romania and is an incredibly versatile performer with many costumes and routines. The ladies favorite is his portrayal of "The Count of Monte Cristo" although he does a kick-ass portrayal of King Leonidus in a Spartan act as well. He was named Playgirl Man Of The Year 2008 and had performed with the Hollywood Men for over ten years.

Introductions for more guys from THE HOLLYWOD MEN: BRIAN V

Brian V is a professional hip-hop dancer that hails from the great state of Hawaii. He was originally hired as an ensemble dancer for the Hollywood Men but quickly proved himself to be worthy of lead dancer status. He does the Cop number in the show and one lucky lady gets to “assume the position” in front of hundreds of screaming women. The intensity hits a fever pitch as Brian rocks the house with an insane combination of intense dance moves to end the act.

Spotlight on THE HOLLYWOOD MEN: SCOTT LAYNE

He is the President and founder of The Hollywood Men, Playgirl’s 1998 Man Of The Year, actor, model, director and emcee for the group. Scott stays busy running the day to day operations of the show, booking out-of-town gigs, building new props, editing new dance numbers, working on his house, going on auditions, working out, and, when time permits… playing golf.

Scott's philosophy on life: Always make time to smell the roses, life is too short.

Hollywood Men Interview for Author Casey Holloway

Name: Scott Layne

Age: 51

Hometown: Farmington Michigan

 

1. Most of my readers are also pet lovers. Do you own a pet and if so what type and tell us about them.  We don’t have “A” pet… we have a zoo!!  Two Australian Shepherds, two Devon Rex cats, an aquarium full of fish, and a 4’ Corn Snake that is currently on the loose somewhere in our house!

Scott's Australian Shepherds

2. If you invited us out on a date, what would you have planned (and feel free to assume we are naughty)? 

When I used to date, (two marriages ago), I would always cook a meal to show off my domestic talents.  Come to think of it, things never change, I still do most of the cooking.

 

3. Boxers, Briefs, Bikini briefs or "going commando"....What would we find you wear most days? 

Commando, I hate things that are binding and I’m usually back and forth to the pool anyway.

 

4. Do you have any tattoos? If so what are they and where? 

One tattoo on my left bicep.  My wife and I designed it in Oahu when we got married in 2004.  It is a tribal band with two dragons intertwined, (my wife and me), beneath my Son’s and Daughter’s initials in a ying and yang version of the sun.

 

5. What 1 accomplishment are you most proud of in your life? 

My children

 

6. Have you ever been to a nude beach or resort? When was the last time?

  I actually shot the Playgirl spread at a nude beach in Miami that won me Man of the Year for 1998.  I wasn’t very comfortable with the nudists that wanted to watch.

7. What is the last book you read?

  Right now in the middle of 50 Shades, (research for the show, lol).

 

8. If you could have any job in the world (other than your current one) what would it be?

Professional Golfer

 

9. Casey's book is about canine shape-shifters (People than can turn into dogs and back). If you were to join the pack what breed of dog would you be?

 An Aussie, (loyal and full of energy)

 

10. Close you eyes and turn around. Open them and tell us the first thing you see.

 My wife’s library

 

11. What is the strangest place you have had sex? 

On a seadoo, going 50 mph

 

12. What single word would your last lover use to describe you in bed if we asked? 

Mmmmmmmmmmm

 

13. What would you say is your best physical attribute? 

My tongue

 

14. What was the last Movie you saw? 

Act of Valor

 

15. Do you have any piercings? What and where?

 Two in my left ear

 

16. If you were a flavor, what flavor would you be? 

Raspberry

 

17. We wake up in a jail cell together. Using only 3 words....What do you say to us? 

What’d I do?

 

17. Tell us something about you we would never expect or guess about you. 

I read the bible and talk to my Mom and Dad daily.

Spotlight on THE HOLLYWOOD MEN: SEAN JAMES

Hollywood Men Interview for Author Casey Holloway

Sean James has become the newest addition to the show, making his debut in March 2010).  An import from the East Coast, his ruggedly handsome looks and chiseled body commanded an equally masculine act.  Thus, the construction act was created especially for Sean.  Set to rock and roll music, the act crescendos with the sex-charged song by KORN,  "Coming Undone".  If you think a good man is hard to find, Sean will prove you wrong… you just need to know where to look!

 

Name: SEAN JAMES

Age: x

Hometown: SOMEWHERE ON THE EAST COAST

 

1. Most of my readers are also pet lovers. Do you own a pet and if so what type and tell us about them.

          DON'T OWN ANY PETS BUT LOVE ALL ANIMALS

 

2. If you invited us out on a date, what would you have planned (and feel free to assume we are    

   naughty)?

          DEPENDS IF I HAD GENUINE INTEREST IN THE GIRL OR NOT.  IF YES, THEN I WOULD PLAN  SOMETHING MODERATELY ROMANTIC, EXTREMELY FUN, INNOVATIVE/DIFFERENT, AND BE RESPECTFUL OF NOT PUTTING THE MOVES ON TOO QUICK - JUST KISS HER AND LEAVE HER WANTING MORE FOR NEXT TIME.

 

          IF NOT A GENUINE INTEREST, THEN I'D PROBABLY JUST INVITE HER OVER.

 

3. Boxers, Briefs, Bikini briefs or "going commando"....What would we find you wear most days?

          BOXER BRIEFS

 

4. Do you have any tattoos? If so what are they and where?

          NONE

5. What 1 accomplishment are you most proud of in your life?

          GETTING CLEAN AND SOBER

 

6. Have you ever been to a nude beach or resort? When was the last time?

          NOPE. 

 

7. What is the last book you read?

          "THE FIRST AND LAST FREEDOM" BY J. KRISHNAMURTI

 

8. If you could have any job in the world (other than your current one) what would it be?

            ACTOR

 

9. Casey's book is about canine shape-shifters (People than can turn into dogs and back). If you were to join the pack what breed of dog would you be?

          GERMAN SHEPHARD

 

10. Close your eyes and turn around. Open them and tell us the first thing you see.

           MY WALL

 

11. What is the strangest place you have had sex?

           ON A PLANE

 

12. What single word would your last lover use to describe you in bed if we asked?

            ATTENTIVE

 

13. What would you say is your best physical attribute?

            ARMS

 

14. What was the last Movie you saw?

            DARK KNIGHT RISES

 

15. Do you have any piercings? What and where?

             NOPE.

 

16. If you were a flavor, what flavor would you be?

             CHOCOLATE

 

17. We wake up in a jail cell together. Using only 3 words....What do you say to us?

             WELL, THIS SUCKS.....

 

17. Tell us something about you we would never expect or guess about you.

            I HAVE A BA DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND DIPLOMACY FROM TUFTS UNIVERSITY, I'M A FORMER US ARMY INFANTRY OFFICER PARATROOPER, AND I WAS A FINANCIAL ANALYST FOR AN INVESTMENT BANK ON WALL ST AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER.

Spotlight on THE HOLLYWOOD MEN: ANDREA MARIANI

Andre has recently joined The Hollywood Men after getting his working papers. He comes to us from Milan, Italy where he was well known for his new style of dance called “Aerohouse”. He is 6’2” with Blonde hair and green eyes and has resurrected the Vampire act in a way that leaves the ladies dying to be his next victim!

Up from the depths of the club, comes the making of a legend…Andre!

 

Name: ANDREA MARIANI

Age: 31

Hometown: MILAN (ITALY)

 

1. Most of my readers are also pet lovers. Do you own a pet and if so what type and tell us about them.

 -I had a dog that passed away last year. Her name was Swamy (English  bulldog)  which means LOVE. I’ll never forget about her. I think she was one of the best thing I’ve ever had in my life. I miss her so much.

 

2. If you invited us out on a date, what would you have planned (and feel free to assume we are 

   naughty)?

 - I’m always been a romantic guy so probably I would invite a girl for a romantic dinner at my place with Italian food, wine, candles and,  a perfect atmosphere.

 

3. Boxers, Briefs, Bikini briefs or "going commando"....What would we find you wear most days?

- Boxers

 

4.Do you have any tattoos? If so what are they and where?

- I have plenty of them and basically they represent part of my life and of course my family always with me.

 

5. What 1 accomplishment are you most proud of in your life?

- I’m really honest person and hard working guy

 

6. Have you ever been to a nude beach or resort? When was the last time?

-Nope, never

 

 7. What is the last book you read?

“September 11 -  Then and Now”  by PETER BONOIT

 

 8. If you could have any job in the world (other than your current one) what would it be?

 -Professional basketball Player and play for the Los Angeles Lakers

 

9. Casey's book is about canine shape-shifters (People than can turn into dogs and back). If you were to join the pack what breed of dog would you be?

- I think a English bulldog because they are very sweet, they look funny but when they have to fight are one of the strongest dog ever.

 

10. Close you eyes and turn around. Open them and tell us the first thing you see.

-My boss who talks on the phone.

 

 11. What is the strangest place you have had sex?

-On the plane

 

12. What single word would your last lover use to describe you in bed if we asked?

  -STALLION ahahhahah

 

13. What would you say is your best physical attribute?

-my smile

 

 14. What was the last Movie you saw?

- The Dark Knight Rises

 

 15. Do you have any piercings? What and where?

- not any piercings

 

16. If you were a flavor, what flavor would you be?

-Spicy

 

 17. We wake up in a jail cell together. Using only 3 words....What do you say to us?

-Life is beautiful

 

17. Tell us something about you we would never expect or guess about you.

- I can be a really bad boy

Spotlight on THE HOLLYWOOD MEN: MARCUS PATRICK

Our first gentleman to respond was Marcus Patrick. Marcus may look familiar to many of you. Marcus is a very successful television and film actor that loves the feeling of the live performance on the side, (lucky us). He left the show a couple of years ago and has returned recently, taking over the Matrix act in grand fashion, (Neo himself would be amazed). The act climaxes in a very steamy shower scene that we’re not quite sure is completely legal! It tends to leave the ladies quite moist! Come and see for yourself....

INTERVIEW:

Name: MARCUS PATRICK

Age: PETER PAN

Hometown: BATH, ENGAND

1. Most of my readers are also pet lovers. Do you own a pet and if so what type and tell us about them.

Currently no, my ex-girlfriend took the dog, Stud.

2. If you invited us out on a date, what would you have planned (and feel free to assume we are naughty)?

Dinner, Movies, a late night walk in the park, kisses on the neck until your body temp is HOT!

3. Boxers, Briefs, Bikini briefs or "going commando"....What would we find you wear most days?

Boxers or Commando.

4. Do you have any tattoos? If so what are they and where?

One on my mid upper back. Cross mixed with the Sun and Immortal symbol.

5. What 1 accomplishment are you most proud of in your life?

Staying an honest guy despite all the lies I see in this world.

6. Have you ever been to a nude beach or resort? When was the last time?

Yes, Hawaii about 1.5 years ago.

7. What is the last book you read?

"Save The Cat" By Blake Snyder

8. If you could have any job in the world (other than your current one) what would it be?

Movie Star!

9. Casey's book is about canine shape-shifters (People than can turn into dogs and back). If you were to join the pack what breed of dog would you be?

A Wolf!

10. Close you eyes and turn around. Open them and tell us the first thing you see.

Unlimited Opportunities!

11. What is the strangest place you have had sex?

On a High Mountain in the middle of a hike, on a Big Rock.

12. What single word would your last lover use to describe you in bed if we asked?

OMG!

13. What would you say is your best physical attribute?

My heart. It pumps hard.

14. What was the last Movie you saw?

Total Recall.

15. Do you have any piercings? What and where?

Just the ears. No ear rings in at present.

16. If you were a flavor, what flavor would you be?

Cookies and Crème.

17. We wake up in a jail cell together. Using only 3 words....What do you say to us?

Could be worse!

18. Tell us something about you we would never expect or guess about you.

I'm very Spiritual.

Book Pirates...Time for you to walk the %$#& plank!

 

 

Today I would like to address Book Pirating. It seems some people feel it is ok to download an ebook from a filesharing site. They feel that "Authors and Publishers charge too much for ebooks", it is only 1 book the author doesn't get paid for so they wont miss it, I need to SAMPLE the book before I buy it to see if I like it, it really doesn't hurt anyone and Nobody will ever find out I did it. Well let me educate you on a few things:

1) If you feel a book is overpriced then don't buy it. Authors (excluding self published authors) have absolutely NO control over pricing. NONE! NADA! ZIP! ZILCH! ZERO! I had 1 person tell me that they should get to read it and decide how much it is worth and pay that. Try that at a restaurant with the meal and see how it works for you. I think Gas costs too much but I don't steal it.

2) Only a few dollars we won't get paid for huh? Well let's look at some simple math.....Let's say an author makes $3 on each $6 book. It gets loaded onto a filesharing site and is downloaded for free by 500 people....That is $1500.00. So I can only assume since it is only $3 per person you would not mind if 500 random strangers came and took $3 each out of your paycheck or bank account right?

3) I believe the 1-3 chapters that are posted on each and every retail site IS a SAMPLE. The reading the entire book without paying for it....That is called theft and copyright infringement. IT IS A CRIME!!

4)You think you cant be traced huh? Did you know there is a digital signature every time you download ANYTHING and it can be traced back to you? Did you know that sometimes things are imbedded in files to track them and you would never know it?

In closing, writers bust their asses to write books. We put weeks, months & even years into creating storylines, charachters, & worlds. Let's not even talk about all of the sleepless nights, long hours, missed family events, and endless worying about will readers like it? Will reviewers like it? Will I get a contract for this?

We write because we love doing it but because it is a job to us as well. Some are lucky enough to do it full-time. Others like myself do it as a second or third job. Let's also address the myth that all published authors are wealthy. I would love to have Stephen Kings income flow from books. Sadly, even many that make the NY Times Best Seller list make on average a little more than a public school teacher. Then there are the little guys and newbies like me....we make MUCH MUCH MUCH LESS.

I will close this with this statement. If you feel you need to steal my books, I need you like an anorexic needs a diet pill.

Oh...and if the scumbag thief who inspired this has made his way here to read this... you can kiss my big-wide-white-ass. Be a real man and step out from behind your computer and come to FL and talk your crap to my face, I can promise you will only do it once! 

Meet some of the DDT Junkyard Pack: Lulu

 

Lulu is the mother of Willow & Hammer and also a Pit Bull Shifter. Lulu was devistated when he mate Tango was shot and killed while she was pregnant. She has carried the guilt she has felt for Tango's death with her all of these years. Tamgo was trying to get some chickens for his then pregnant wife one night when a farmer came out and shot him. Lulu was almost full term with her pups and had been waiting under a nearby tractor.

Tango & Lulu had met out in the woods one day. Lulu had runaway from her pack looking for a great adventure and knowing that her true mate was somewhere out there. She had been sleeping in her canine form in a deserted duck blind when she awoke one morning to the sound of barking and splashing. She listened a little more then hear the barks turn to human laughter. She sniffed the air and smelled shifters so she went to the river and saw 3 young men spashing around. As she appraoached them all stopped and stared at the young beautiful Pit when she shimmered and shifted into a beutiful young woman as she slowly head toward them. She got to know them as friends and the 4 became thier own pack. She and Hammer quickly fell in love and felt thier hearts sing and completed thier mating ritual.

Thomas had always told her if anything were to happen to him she was to go a few towns over to a junkyard and seek shelter so when he was shot Lulu headed there to deliver her pups.

Lulu is the head cook for the Junkyard Pack and is a kind and caring mother. BUT...when she finds out a former pack member and his witch aunt is going after her son and his mate she heads out to protect him like only a mother can. She will teach them that you never threaten her family...especially when it could mean grand pups!

Lulu wonders if she will ever feel love again. She hopes so.....maybe it is closer than she knows.

Meet some of the DDT Junkyard Pack: DANO

 

Dano is the leader and Alpha of the DDT Junkyard Pack (DDTJYP). He and his brother, Diego started the pack many years ago with a friend as a safe haven for other Canine shifters with no pack of their own. Some would be rejected from their packs, others runaways, and yet others just wanting to relocate. The DDTJYP welcomed all who wanted to make a new start.

Dano is a strong leader. He is supportive and loves all of his pack but when it calls for he can be swift in dealing out the justice and punishments. The pack has rules and rules must be obeyed and all who join the DDTJYP know this and accept it.

Dano longs to feel his heart sing and find his true mate. He keeps this desire hidden away in his heart and until he finds his mate he will dedicate himself to his pack.

Meet theB.A.R.C.S. Team: TANK

 

David Tank is the 3rd member of "The Trio" and is a Black Doberman Shifter. Together with Savage they are the muscle of B.A.R.C.S. Team. He likes to think of himself as C.A.K. (Chief Ass Kicker). He can be a suave and smooth or he can be fiery and a dick depending on his mood.

Tank is originally from a very structured pack in New York City. He joined the B.A.R.C.S. organization to get out of NYC and see the world. His Latin temper is quick to trigger and in a fight, Tank is good person to have on your side.

Along with Spike and Savage, Tank is quick to protect people and true to his canine nature he is leery of strangers but once you become his friend he will never give up defending you.

Tank puts out a rough and tough exterior but is really a sweet and tender man on the inside. He hides his love for reading sappy romance novels and would never live it down if the guys found out he cries at chick flicks. He longs to find that one woman that will makes his heart sing and having lots of puppies. When he finally finds her he will dedicate his life to making her happy. Until then.....It is time to kick ass, take names and have fun with the bitches (literally).

Meet the B.A.R.C.S. Team: Maggie

 

 

Maggie is a Golden Retriever shifter and the glue that keeps the B.A.R.C.S. Team together and on task. She has a natural love for helping others. Maggie is the teams medical person and also serves as a trained profiler.

Maggie is a robust full figured woman that has curves that drive Ben wild. She loves him and feels that he is her true mate but that will be discovered soon enough. Recently she has begun to hone in on her naturally superior hunting skills and training her nose. With Magie extreme intelligence she files information and scents away in her mind until needed at a later date.

In her spare time away from her B.A.R.C.S. Team duties she also works part-time at a local lingerie shop. She loves helping the customers out and she loves the 40% discount she gets (Ben likes all the sexy things she gets with that discount too).

Maggie is a trusting soul and gives everyone a chance to be he her friend, but cross her or threaten someone she loves....and she will make you think she is more Pit Bull than Golden Retriever.

Meet the B.A.R.C.S. Team: Savage

 

Trevor Savage is the 2nd member of the new "Trio" to join the local B.A.R.C.S. Team. He is a red Doberman Pincher shifter and serves as "the muscle" of the group. Savages unique red coloring carries over into his human form making him a ginger haired bartender that has all the girls enraptured with him.

When there is heavy lifting or major ass kicking needed Savage is one of 2 they call in. Along with Spike and Tank they work their cover as owners of the local tavern and keep their ears open and their noses to the wind to keep up on any gossip or wrong doings.

Trevor has a soft spot for the spunky and sassy Bianca Cherry. The two of them became intimate friends right away. While they realize they are not life mates they see nothing wrong with being FWB until they find their mates. But, as with any protector...Savage doesn't always like to share his playthings.

Trevor is the cooler tempered of the two Dobermans but don't piss him off. If you anger Trevor give your soul to God because your ass will be his.

 

Meet the team of B.A.R.C.S. : Spike

Johnny Spike is a miniature pincher shifter & the head of the newest addition to the local B.A.R.C.S. team called "The TRIO". He, along with Travor Savage and David Tank, were assigned to the local B.A.R.C.S. team to help bulk it up. Johnny is also the Teams magic worker. His magic knowledge helped nuetralize the power of the witch, Yaga and he used is empathic gifts to help alleviate Max's pain. He may not be the biggest member of the team but has a presence is huge and he often has to keep Trevor and Tank focused. He is truly a big dog in a small dogs body.

He may be a small but he is one of the last members of the team you would want to piss off. This little dog has a BIG bite!

Meet the team of B.A.R.C.S. : Cherry

Cherry is the tracker for the B.A.R.C.S. team. Her keen Brittany Spaniel nose and quick thinking ways have made her a great asset to the team. She is a sassy southern girl with other family ties to the B.A.R.C.S. organization. Her big brother, Raider, is a member of a B.A.R.C.S. team in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bianca Cherry is young and sexy and knows how to use it to her advantage. In her canine form she appears to be an older pup due to the delay in aging appearance of her kind but as a woman...She is a Southern Belle with an accent and figure that drives men wild. She and Trevor Savage are currently "playmates" and dating. They both know they aren't mates but they also agree that they can have some "fun" while searching for their soul mate.

Meet the team of B.A.R.C.S. : Ben

Ben is the 2nd in comand of the B.A.R.C.S. teamand a Greyhound Shifter. He is also currently dating Maggie. Ben has a complicated situation in that he lives with his 1/2 brother, Joey. Joey has no idea that Ben is a shifter or that they share the same father. Joey's mother is human so Joey is not a shifter but did get his fathers amazing speed. Ben knows that he will one day have to expain everyhting to Joey and come out about it all but for now he just wants to keep an eye on his little brother and protect him. Ben is also a very dedicated and By-the-book B.A.R.C.S. team member. He was a little hurt that Max chose Hammer to lead the team instead of him but the two of them can work that out later. When not working on B.A.R.C.S. missions Ben enjoys jazz music, spending time with Maggie (He loves her full figured curves), and racing at  a local dog track to earn extra money.

Meet the Team of B.A.R.C.S : MAX

Max is the elderly leader of the B.A.R.C.S. team. He is a Cocker Spaniel shifter and has served the organization amd his owner Ruby well for many years. He expects and accepts nothing less than the best from his team but also loves them all like family. Max has watched the son of Tango & Lulu for many years. Max was actually traying to recruit Tango for his team at the time of the accident that took his life but nobody ever knew it.

Max is certain that as the end of his time nears that he has found his perfect replacememnt. Not someone like Ben who would do just as good a job as he did but someone like Thomas who will take the team to thier next level.

 

 

WIP #2 - Learning to Love again

This is an untradiotional touching attemt at true M/M ROMANCE. (Your feed back on my WIP's is ALWAYS welcomed!!)

Adam & Sara Jones had only been married two years but had been sweethearts since the fifth grade. All together they had been together fourteen years. Shortly after their wedding they discovered Sara’s brain tumor.  Adam stayed strong for Sara as they fought for the life they had planned out for over a year. After loosing the love of his life Adam didn’t think his heart would ever mend. Adam spent the next year visiting Sara’s grave three to five times a week. He would bring fresh flowers, a cupcake on her birthday, and would just sit and talk to her headstone as if it was her. After a year he realized he needed to stop allowing himself to live in the pain and only began visiting weekly. He was amazed at how the small section in the corner of the cemetery was always so meticulously cared for. There were only a few plots there but they were always the nicest kept ones, Adam was thankful for that.

 

            Jacob Mitchell & David Wilson had met at band camp their freshman year. They were best friends instantly. After a party (several beers) their junior year they discovered they both wanted to be more than just best friends. They were a couple for the next four years. Heading back from spring break Jacob fell asleep at the wheel of their car. The ensuing accident had Jacob in a coma for six weeks but David was not so lucky, Jacob never got to say goodbye to his beloved partner or attend his funeral. Jacob wanted for nothing more than to take care of David all of his life and he finally found a way to do it. Jacob dropped out of college as soon as he was able to get along on his own after his release from the hospital. He found a job as the grounds keeper at the Sunny Valley Cemetery. It was a small salary, healthcare, and a small one room cabin tucked away at the very rear of the property behind a tall grouping of trees with a shed about the same size with all of the equipment he would need. He cared for the grounds with love, he knew what it was like to lose someone and wanted to make it as nice as he could for others that would come here do to losing someone they loved as well.. He paid special attention to a small area in the far north east corner. It only had a few gravesite and even fewer of them had someone buried there. That is where David was buried. He always gave that area a little extra attention.

 

            Jacob had noticed a guy that came quite often to the small plot of grave sites in that corner plot. At first glance he thought the man was going to David’s grave and wondered who he could possibly be but then soon learned it was the one next to it. The headstone had read ‘SARA JONES, Beloved wife ’. “That must be her husband,” Jacob thought to himself.. Jacob often watched from the top of the small hill with the dogwood tree on top as Adam would come and talk to her and often cry. Jacob would cry right along with him, he knew how bad a broken heart could hurt and how it never really healed. Seeing someone else hurt like he did made him feel more normal about his own pain.

 

            Jacob noticed the man began coming less and less. One day Jacob had been doing some extra weeding in the area. He was on his hands and knees pulling out the emerging weeds by hand when Sara’s husband arrived. He thanked Jacob for the care he gave to the area and introduced himself. Jacob invited him back for a beer. As they sat outside of Jacob’s cabin he heard almost every story Adam had to tell about Sara. They laughed together at some of the stories Adam told and wept together at others. Jacob couldn’t bring himself to tell his new friend about David. Not yet, it had been so long since he had a friend to laugh with and share with he didn’t want to scare hi, off.

 

            Over the next few months they become good friends and visit often and would meet for meals and outings so they just wouldn’t be alone. Jacob had discovered he was growing quite fond of Adam but fought those feelings back. Adam was his new friend and was not gay. Besides, He would never love another man, as that would be like cheating on David.

            Adam found himself looking at Jacob, wanting to call him all the time just to hear his voice and wanting to be near him more. If someone didn’t know better they would think that Adam was falling for Jacob but that was crazy because he wasn’t gay and certainly the muscled suntanned Jacob couldn’t be gay. Jacob was too masculine and not ‘swishy’ at all, It must just be because he was lonely for so long after Sara died.

 

            Over the ensuing months they both battle their feelings. Especially the feelings of their attraction to each other and they struggled with the guilt of thinking they could never love another. One warm summer evening after way too many beers and a drunken suggestion to go skinny dipping  in the nearby pond under the light of a  full-moon, the suppressed feelings and liberated inhibitions all surfaced. Jacob had forgotten how good it felt to hold a man and kiss him as his hands explored Adam’s body. Jacob wanted to caress, touch, and taste every inch of him. Adam would have never thought a five o’clock shadow could feel so good as it rubbed against his skin. Jacob’s hands felt so good as they roamed all over his body. Jacobs touch was gentle but strong and full of need and Adam wanted to fulfill that need for him. Adam had never been with a man before but loved the way Jacob’s nude damp body felt pressed against his as they laid in the grass and kissed passionately and explored each others bodies. They did all of the things they had fantasized about for months and afterwards when they woke, still wrapped in each others arms in Jacobs bed the next morning they decided to try it all again, sober this time.

            Over the next couple of months they progressed from thinking it is just a physical need they are sharing to discovering they are both falling helplessly in love with each other and dealing with the guilt that is causing.

 

            Adam received word that his local office is closing down and being moved several states away. He must choose if he wants to move with it and leave Jacob or take the plunge and commit to him and ask him to come along with him and finally admit to Jacob that he loves him.

            The two finally confess their shared love and decide that the past was full of love and their lost soul mates would want their futures to be filled with love as well. Eventually they sell most of everything they each own and decide to start all over again together. They visit the cemetery one more time to say goodbye to their lost partners.

            As Adam and Jacob walk towards their car to head for the coast to start their lives jointly as a couple, a shadow moves up the hill and stops near the shadows the tree is casting. After Jacob and Adam reach the car, they share a momentary hug of support and a tender kiss that lasts just long enough to be both tender and a promise of love to each other. They get into the car and head out for the exit. A second shadow shifts away from the tree’s shadow to stop next to the first shadow and a single drop of water falls to the ground from nowhere. “See Sara. I told you they could love each other like they loved us,” The first one said in a voice that to humans would have sounded like a bird chirping in the distance. The second one replied in a what sounded like wind in the branches of a tree, “I am so happy they both learned to love again. Now we can finally rest easy and not have to worry about them.”  The second shadow starts to shift back towards the shade of the tree and says, “Come on David, let’s go see if angles really do get wings,” the second shadow reaches out for the fist shadow and they join hands and disappear into the surrounding shadows.

 

 

Prolog: 3 years later

 

Adam and Jacob stand holding each other looking into the crib. It has been a tough week. The twins, Sara and David, are adjusting to their new home. The 2 men have never felt more alive and proud than when that call confirming the adoption of the twins had come. Jacob looks up at Adam and kisses him gently. They are watching the twins and David asks Adam if he thinks their lost loves mind that they named the twins after them. Just as Adam is getting ready to answer two downy white feathers fall into the crib from nowhere, one landing beside each child. The men lean in and pick them up and look at each other in amazement. Adam kissed Jacobs forehead and clutches the feather in his hand, “I think they approve”.

Works in Progress - #1

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The other day I was pitching story ideas to some friends(throwing things out to see if any raised eyebrows in interest). A few did,So one of the Works in progress(WIP) I have going on that quite a few people have actually shown interest in is this story. The premise is a leprechaun, Declan McDiddle is searching the world for his one true love. He has consulted his peoples best matchmakers. Problem is they are trying to find Declan a wife when he really wants a husband.

Declan isn't A gay leprechaun, he is THE gay leprechaun. Yes the only of his kind. He has dated witches, gnomes, elves,  shifters, and yes, even a troll (yes an actual live under a bridge and eats goats troll). Some were great for sex but none captured his heart like they tried to capture is pot of gold. 

He takes the advise of a friend and decides to try humans.  He books himself on an all gay cruise of Hawaii. The fun and adventure builds and ensues when his search for his one true love on a boat full of Twinks, Muscle boys, and Bear takes its twists and turns. See life through the eyes of a gay man searching for love when he is eye level to thousands of crotches. Declan figures he can use some of his natural magic to make things onboard more fun but things get really crazy when a couple of fellow cruisers find out he is "Magically Delicious." 

Will Declan find these guys are only good to "wax his shillelagh" or will Declan finally be...LUCKY IN LOVE.

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Love or Lust Contest Now Open!!

 

My new Valentine's Day contest is now open. I have 2 categories you can enter in, Love and Lust. The Love category just has you telling us about something special your love has done for you. Go ahead...tell us why you have the best Husband, Boyfriend, Girlfriend, Wife, Significant Other in world.  In the LUST category you get to show us your sexy (or that of the one that melts your chocolate!!) Check out the CONTEST & GIVE-A-WAYS page for the prize list.  I am compling a panel of your favorite romance authors to do the judging.

 

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