Christmas Outing

Blurb:

Troy and Dmitri have worked everything out - well, almost everything. Except for the part where Troy's family doesn't know Dmitri exists. Coming out to his family sounds scarier than going to war. And Troy would know.

Troy's been out of the Army for almost a year, and except for a few short weeks, hasn't been back to West Virginia at all. 

Now Christmas is coming, and his mother can't be put off any longer, not unless Troy wants to break her heart.

But Troy's biggest fear is that going home with a boyfriend and service dog in tow will break his Momma's heart just as much.

Incoming

Blurb:

How do you comfort someone who won't admit they're hurting?

Sparks fly on a hot Fourth of July weekend when newly-discharged army vet Troy Johnson and veterinarian Dmitri Wellington meet on a blind date.

Troy is pretty sure he’s gay, but since he’s spent the last eight years in the Army, his actual gay dating experience is, well, zero. But he's out now, and far from his conservative family. If the hot Veterinarian he’s been undressing with his eyes wants to go on a date, Troy is more than willing to jump in.

Troy is everything Dmitri’s ever wanted in a guy - gorgeous, smart, and funny. He likes dogs, he has the sexiest trace of an accent, and his kisses set off fireworks in Dmitri’s entire body.

But leaving the war behind is easier said than done. Troy has secrets he won’t tell, and the demons he’s running from are hot on his heels. When he realizes he's hurting more than just Dmitri's heart, Troy flees in horror, leaving behind everyone who loves him.

Dmitri has to find a way to reach Troy before he does something he can't take back.

Paper Roses

Blurb:

First comes love, then comes marriage. Assuming you survive the wedding.

Mikey Washington really does want to be married.The whole thing had been his idea in the first place. So maybe “Do you want to marry me or not, pendejo?” wasn’t the world’s most romantic proposal, but Mikey had meant every word of it. Besides, Benny Quintaña had been making Mikey crazy since they were twelve-years-old. Mikey was used to it.

So why did planning this wedding feel like facing a firing squad?

When Benny had asked Mikey to marry him, Mikey’s answer had been “I’m going to fucking kill you.” 

“Is that a yes?” Benny had asked. He liked to be clear on things. 

“Yeah, for real, even though you’re an idiot,” Mikey had answered. That sounded like true love to Benny.

So why does Benny have the feeling Mikey has one foot out the door?

Bonus Honeymoon in Puerta Vallarta chapters included! (You knew they'd make it, right?)

*****

Paper Roses is a direct sequel to Paper Hearts but can be read as a stand alone.

Man in the Mirror

Blurb:

PRIVATE PASSIONS IS A LOOK BEHIND THE CLOSED DOORS OF THE MEN OF RED DEER. A COLLECTION OF STEAMY STORIES FEATURING THE MEN FROM THE VETERANS AFFAIRS BOOKS.

MAN IN THE MIRROR features Benny & Mikey from PAPER HEART & PAPER ROSES

The best reflection is in your lover’s eyes. 

Benny hasn't let Mikey see him naked in a week, will barely let Mikey touch him. Mikey's going to get to the bottom of the issue if it takes all night.

Bronze Star

Blurb:

Rich, beautiful, and talented, Chris Dobbs is used to getting what he wants, and what he wants now is his dangerously handsome and intensely private boss, former Army Ranger, Jay-Cee. 

Everything about the tightly-controlled, brooding artist drives Chris to knees in more ways than one, ways Chris realizes he’s always craved but never understood. He needs to know how Jay-Cee does it. 

When Chris smashes through all of Jay-Cee’s hard-earned control, Chris learns that while giving Jay-Cee his body and his submission is as simple as breathing, Jay-Cee wants things Chris can never give him - his heart, his soul, and his trust.

Jay-Cee offered his brilliant young protégé everything, let him see parts of himself Jay-Cee had buried long ago in the mountains of Afghanistan. In return, Chris took only the pieces he wanted and rejected the rest, leaving Jay-Cee reeling. 

Both haunted by their pasts, the deep connection holds the promise of healing for both of them, but if they are to build a sanctuary from the rubble of their broken hearts, they are going to have to risk losing everything.

Showtime

Blurb:

Every now and then the ghosts of his past haunt Chris and he loses faith in himself.

Luckily for him, Jay-Cee is there to show him how much he is loved and show him the way back home. Vegas seems like the perfect place for it.