This week for Rainbow Snippets, I’m sharing from “Mi Alma,” which appears in my short story collection Falling Hard: Stories of Men in Love. It’s told from the point of view of Damian, who’s lost touch with his Spanish-speaking roots after his Dominican-American mother died.
This week for Rainbow Snippets, I’m sharing again from “Sweeter Than Blood,” about a man whose hot encounter with a stranger turns him into a vampire. It previously appeared in Blood in the Rain II: Nineteen Stories of Vampire Erotica, and will be re-released this October 13 as part of Ravenous from Pen & Kink Publishing.
This snippet is six lines from a conversation between main character Keith and John, the vampire that accidentally turned Keith into a creature of the night. They’re at a juice bar Keith frequents because was a vegan before he became undead, and he wants to hold on to that part of his identity. … Read more
It’s been a couple months since I’ve posted a Rainbow Snippet, but I decided to get back in the action for a new anthology release coming up in October. Ravenous from Pen & Kink Publishing is an anthology of vampire erotica due out on Friday, October 13, and it includes my story “Sweeter than Blood,” about a fledgling vampire who becomes enthralled with one of the customers at his barbershop. … Read more
This is the last week I’ll be sharing from “Darling Proktiphallus” for Rainbow Snippets. “Darling Proktiphallus” appears in the new Lethe Press anthology His Seed: An Arboretum of Gay Erotica. It follows JD, a horticulturist who works at a public garden in the Midwest, as he works with a new plant from an unidentified species that was sent to the public garden by a university botanist.
JD and Robert, his co-worker and occasional lover, have been trying to figure out the plant’s ideal growing conditions. They learn that it needs not only sunlight and water to thrive, but also touch. (There are lots of evolutionary explanations for this that I get into in the story, but since we’ve only got six sentences, I’ll have to skip over them here.)
As JD spends time each day nurturing the plant, he begins to develop not-so-professional feelings about it—feelings that interfere with his sleep. … Read more
This week for Rainbow Snippets, I’m sharing again from “Darling Proktiphallus,” which appears in the new Lethe Press anthology His Seed: An Arboretum of Gay Erotica. In “Darling Proktiphallus” we follow JD, a horticulturalist who works at a public garden in the Midwest, as he develops a more-than-professional interest in a unique garden plant.
This scene occurs toward the beginning of the story. It’s winter, and JD has been working outside. His co-worker and occasional lover, Robert, just buzzed JD on the walkie-talkie and asked him to visit one of the greenhouses.
Enjoy this NSFW excerpt from “Pacific Rimming,” a romance about a married gay couple who unexpectedly fall in love with a younger man. The story is available for free through Monday.
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This week for Rainbow Snippets, I’m sharing again from “Darling Proktiphallus,” which appears in the new Lethe Press anthology His Seed: An Arboretum of Gay Erotica. In “Darling Proktiphallus” we follow JD, a horticulturalist whose fascination with a unique garden plant goes beyond the intellectual. In this week’s snippet, we’re introduced to JD’s sometime-lover, who works with him at their city’s public garden. We also meet a couple of the toys JD enjoys when he doesn’t have a lover. (Yup, there are sex toys in this snippet. You have been warned.) … Read more
This week for Rainbow Snippets, I’m sharing an excerpt from “Darling Proktiphallus,” an erotic short story about a professional horticulturalist who develops a fascination with one of the newest specimens to join his public garden’s plant collection. It’s part of the new anthology His Seed: An Arboretum of Gay Erotica from Lethe Press, which features homoerotic stories of men and the plants they love. I’m tickled by the reviews that have been coming in, most of them along the lines of this one from an Amazon reviewer: “This is without a doubt one of the most original and well-written gay erotic anthologies I’ve read in a long time.”
This week, I’m sharing from a story that isn’t mine. It’s from Nocturnal Lessons, Book 1 of Olivia Helling’s Damon Snow series about a prostitute, or “molly,” in early 19th-century London. Reader beware: The paint burned off my walls while I was reading this book. … Read more
Read a story snippet, enter giveaways for gay romance books and more, and learn how to help LGBT Chechens. All that, and a visit to Stonehenge. … Read more