November 11 was my birthday, and I…

want to thank friends who wished me well.  As I’ve aged, I’ve come to decide Fall isn’t my favorite time of year because it’s my birthday.  It’s a time where we recognize there are a lot of reasons to be thankful.  If you’re a farmer, it’s a time to be thankful for a harvest.  If you’re a nature lover, it’s a time to be thankful for the lovely display Mother Nature offers us.  If you’re an American, it’s time to be thankful for those who protect our liberties, and I’m talking about soldiers.  Thank you for your service.

Sometimes, it is darkest before the dawn, as was famously quoted before I was even born, but when things seem like they’re out of control in the world, where can we turn for security?  I hope for our better angels to guide those in charge, but if that doesn’t work?  I’m wondering where the nearest bunker is because I don’t have one if my own.

I ask all one of you who follow me to put out as much positive energy as possible.  I believe we are in deep need of a hero, and it’s not anyone who is elected to office.

May we all…

 

 

Forgiveness is a Virtue…

is now available on Amazon, but I’ve also embarked on print books this time.  You can purchase a paperback copy of three of my latest stories, and I hope to sell at least one, so come on, friends!  I’m just kidding, but I hope you’ll read the latest story from my demented mind.  I appreciate every one of you.  Have a great weekend, friends.  Cheers!

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Lover.  Cheated. Heartbroken. Humiliated. Bitter.  Thornton Marsh had experienced all of those emotions in rapid fire after the man he loved betrayed him, in their home, on their bed, on his parents’ wedding quilt.

He learned to live his life with all of those emotions buried deep, and he moved on.  He became successful, made friends, and never allowed himself to become emotionally attached to another person who could destroy his mangled heart once and for all.  It worked perfectly until one day when it didn’t.

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Lover.  Cheater.  Destroyer.  Alcoholic.  Recovering.  Kennedy Catrelle had lived with labels he received based on one horrible decision.  He never had the opportunity to try to offer an explanation for his actions, but then again, when he ripped apart the world he was building with the man he loved, what was there really left to say?

He learned to live his life with the assistance of people who cared about him, but they never made him feel he was worth their love.  He accepted the responsibilities associated with his actions, and for the sake of an unexpected angel, he got to a better place in his life.  It worked perfectly until a manuscript for a new novel found its way to his desk.

Forgiveness.  Two men are looking for how to give it and how to earn it.  When they meet again, is there another chance for them?  Forgiveness is one of the seven virtues, but in their broken states, are they able to find it?

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I hope you’ll check it out!  Cheers!

Love and prayers…

go out to those in Las Vegas and around the country who lost loved ones or were wounded in the horrific attack on our fellow citizens who were enjoying a concert and celebrating life.  We can’t allow the bullies of the world to prevail.

The past several weeks have been filled with tragedy.  I’m sending all of you as many happy thoughts as I can muster.

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Cheers!

Forbidden Love is…

an intriguing story.

Father Seamus McCord is a man of the cloth who has convinced himself he can ignore the pestering qualms he’s had for years regarding his choice to become a priest and take his final vows, solidifying his devotion to his vocation.  He’s justified in his mind that he can wall off the doubts and embrace the joy at being assigned to a wonderful parish.  He has good friends in Northern Virginia and it is easy to fall into the fantasy of a full life, always ignoring the dark secret he’s keeping buried deep in his heart.

Just when he believes he has everything planned, his future is pulled out from under him, and the changes he is facing force him to make necessary decisions he’s been putting off for far too long.  It doesn’t help when he meets the pastor of his new parish and learns the man has taken an instant dislike to him.

Meeting a handsome man at a laundromat one night only further complicates the situation and clouds his judgment, bringing more problems he doesn’t need.  All the old doubts he believes to be safely buried push to the surface upon looking into the man’s blue-green eyes as Seamus falls into a spiral, believing the time for prayers of guidance has passed.

If Seamus follows his heart, he might lose his family and his church.  If he ignores that insistent organ and follows his brain, how can he contain the man inside him fighting to get out?

 

Carter Lee Riggs has made mistakes…one of which changed the course of his life forever.  Once he’s finally paid his debt, can he become a productive member of society and control the rage inside him when faced with life’s injustices.  He saved a life, but in the process, he nearly took another. His parents disowned him for his actions, and with the exception of his brother and his family, Carter’s future seems pretty bleak.

One night, a man comes into his workplace and it almost feels as if Carter Lee’s being given another chance at happiness.  It was only a brief encounter, but if Carter had the chance to find the man again, might they have an opportunity at something neither ever expected to find?

Two sinners seeking redemption and guidance happen into each other one night and form a fragile bond, though it seems as if the Universe is conspiring against them when the plans they make together fall apart.  Without any way to contact each other, it seems as if the Universe has won…until they happen into each other under incredible circumstances and find the connection is still there and has grown even stronger.

If there is a way to atone for being less than perfect while seeking their hearts desires, will they take it?  Can two sinners be redeemed by love?

Please Note: This book contains material which may be offensive to some readers.  It contains graphic language and/or adult situations and descriptions of sexual activity between two, consenting adult males.  This original, fictional story is intended for adults over 18, is approximately 76,000 words in length, and doesn’t end in a cliffhanger.

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Coming soon…

Father Seamus McCord is a man of the cloth who has convinced himself he can ignore the pestering qualms he’s had for years regarding his choice to become a priest and take his final vows, solidifying his devotion to his vocation.  He’s justified in his mind he can wall off the doubts and embrace the joy at being assigned to a wonderful parish.  He has good friends in northern Virginia and it is easy to fall into the fantasy of a full life, always ignoring the dark secret in his heart.

Just when he believes he has everything under control, his world is turned upside-down upon learning he’s being reassigned to a rural parish in southern Missouri, not far from where he grew up.  The changes he is facing force him to consider necessary decisions he’s been putting off for far too long.  It doesn’t help when he meets the pastor of his new parish and learns the man has taken an instant dislike to him.

Meeting a handsome man at a laundromat one night only further complicates the situation and clouds his judgment, bringing more difficulties he doesn’t need.  All the old doubts he believes to be safely buried push to the surface upon looking into the man’s blue-green eyes as Seamus falls into a spiral, believing the time for prayer has passed.

If Seamus follows his heart, he might lose his family and his church, but if he ignores that insistent organ, how can he contain the frustrated man inside him fighting to get out?

Carter Lee Riggs has made mistakes in his life…one of which changes the course of his future.  When he’s finally released from prison, can he once again become a productive member of society and control the rage inside him when he’s faced with life’s injustices.  He saved a life, but in the process, he nearly took another.  His parents walked away from him because he’d disgraced the family with his actions, but when a man comes into the place he’s working to satisfy the terms of his early release, it almost feels as if Carter Lee’s being given another chance at having a good life.  It was only a brief encounter, but if Carter had the chance to find the man again, might they have an opportunity for something wonderful?

His parents walked away from him because he’d disgraced the family with his actions, but when a man comes into the place he’s working to satisfy the terms of his early release, it almost feels as if Carter Lee’s being given another chance at having a good life.  It was only a brief encounter, but if Carter had the opportunity to find the man again, might they be able to build something wonderful?

Two sinners seeking redemption and guidance happen into each other one night and form a bond.  As fate would have it, the two men run into each other under unbelievable circumstances and find the connection is still there and has grown even stronger.  If there was a way to atone for being less than perfect while seeking their hearts desires, would they take it?  Can two sinners be redeemed by love?

 

 

Now available…

“Act Three:  A Love in Three Acts” is now available on Amazon.

Their story:

Having survived the storms life throws in everyone’s way, there comes a time to settle into the sweet spot with those you love.  Of course, Fate isn’t done with Cade, Ford, and Jax.   They’re married and embarking on their happily-ever-after.  Business is booming for Ford, and Jax has made decisions regarding his future career plans.  As the three are happily living their lives, new challenges arise and old questions are answered.  One unanticipated opportunity offers them the chance at happiness they never considered possible.  It’s the third act in their love affair and its the one that matters the most.  Their future has a potential for greatness…if only things work out.

This story is the third and final act as the Hayes-Thomas-Delacroix family plan their happily-ever-after.  Can the trilationship stand the tests of time?

Please Note: This book contains material which may be offensive to some readers:  Graphic language and/or adult situations; graphic descriptions of sexual activity among three men. This fictional story is intended for adults over 18.  This is the final book in a three-book series and is approximately 31,000 words in length.

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I admit…

I was in a rush to put out “Swim Coach” and the product shows it. I have totally revised the story and added a bonus chapter.  The revision clarifies the confusion of the timeline in the first chapters and corrects some inconsistencies.  I apologize for the first version, and I vow not to rush it again.  If you purchased the book before yesterday, Amazon will automatically push the revised edition to you.  If you read it on Kindle Unlimited, I hope you’ll give it another chance.  Cheers!

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Coming on Friday…

Their story:

If it’s so hard for two men to meet and fall in love, what are the chances it could happen for three men and when it does, how do they keep from losing it?  When they fall apart, how can they get back together?

 

Kincade Hayes believed he was doing the noble thing when he walked away from his two loves in order to leave them to their happily ever after. He didn’t allow himself to wallow in the dreams of how things might have worked out if he’d stuck around to hear what was said after the news of their engagement sunk in. He tried to find himself a new path with a new place to live and a new job giving back to a people who had worse things in their lives to handle.  His broken heart was nothing compared to living on the streets of Chicago, he was sure.  Just when he believed he was on his way to healing his heart, the Fates seem to conspire to keep him in a constant state of surprise.

 

 

Branford Thomas believed he had everything under control when he proposed to Jackson with plans to adopt Cade, but before he could clarify things with both of his lovers, the beautiful brunette disappeared on them.  For a shining moment, Ford believed he had the perfect life awaiting him with the loves he’d dreamed of having but everything changed and that love seemed to float away like a wisp of smoke.  He loved Jackson Delacroix, but without Cade to be the soft between the hard, their situation spiraled into hopelessness.  Even his relationship with Jax was falling apart.  He searched high and low for Cade because, regardless of anyone else’s opinion, Ford knew the three of them were meant to be together.  They just had to find their heart.

 

Jackson Delacroix’s love life and his career were on a downhill slide and there was a brick wall at the bottom where he would smash to pieces.  He believed it would actually be a relief from the all-encompassing anguish he felt inside himself at the loss of Cade.  He searched and searched for the man because the three of them were meant to be and he wanted the chance to convince Cade of the undeniable truth.  Sinking further into sadness and heartache, he didn’t know how to get a handle on his emotions before he’d thrown away everything that mattered to him.  His salvation came one morning when his agent had a lead that could change his and Ford’s lives, yet again.  Nothing would keep him from following it up.  The only question was…when he found Cade, could he convince him to come home where he belonged?

 

This story is the second act of three as Cade, Ford, and Jax try to make it without each other, none finding too much success at functioning as a whole person when each of them is missing pieces of their hearts.  They encounter many, many roadblocks as they seek happiness, but if they can just find their way back to each other, they have the potential to have a wonderful life together.    Can they find the magic that brought them together in the first place, and if they do, will it keep them together this time?

 

Please Note: This book contains material which may be offensive to some readers:  Graphic language and/or adult situations; graphic descriptions of sexual activity among three men. This fictional story is intended for adults over 18.  This is the second book in a three-book series and is approximately 81,000 words in length.Act_two_11_3D (1)