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Dustin Rafferty has a quest. He’s chasing the girl of his dreams. A new friend, Mark Horowitz, decides to help Dustin along by playing matchmaker, but Mark’s tactics yield an unexpected outcome. Dustin begins to develop feelings for another person–someone who isn’t female, and who wasn’t planning on falling in love.
Martin Grandjean longs to show his love for Arivan Tremonde, but life for two painters infin de siècle France can be chaotic for artists, and a whimsical fate keeps intervening. Comedy and gay romance.
Love, Interrupted is an alternative universe side-story to the novel Lantern Slides From Old Bohemia, but it is a stand-alone work that can be read without any knowledge of that book.
Jason North gets an unexpected makeover from his boyfriend, Rafe Leeland. Gay Erotica. Alternative universe side story to the novel, His Ex-Boyfriend. Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo, Smashwords, All Romance, Itunes, Oyster, and Scribd.
The rumble of a bureau drawer came from the bedroom, and Jason could see Rafe vividly in his mind’s eye. Putting away the wedding clothes, jade cufflinks placed gently in a padded lacquer box, a daylily boutonniere unpinned and set on top of the bureau in a water glass, a red silk tie rehung on the rack in the closet, and the suit sliding off shoulders and hips to be draped carefully on its heavy wooden hangers.
And then–the explosion. Hooking a pair of crumpled jeans out of a corner by a belt-loop, shooting one leg in, then the other, stopping, still unzipped, for an emergency cigarette because smoking was not allowed during the ceremony. Then he would remember his plastered-down hair, and thoroughly ruffle the morning’s wet comb job into a mess while stepping into a pair of ankle boots, and at the last second, he’d stick his arms through a random sleeveless undershirt plucked from a pile of dirty laundry.
The bedroom door swung open. There was nothing special about Rafe’s appearance, as fashion magazines would have it. His black jeans and white undershirt were ordinary, his hair finger-tousled, his cheeks sucking on his cigarette with a junkie’s desperate urgency. Except that he was glamorous, with no effort at all.
Life sucks, thought Jason. Maybe it’s the boots. Hell, I can’t figure out how he does it. Why do some people have glamour and others not? The goddamn public thinks my job is a fashion show with background music. They don’t give a shit about my guitar playing.
One satisfied exhalation later and a narrow-eyed stare at nothing, and Rafe was ten times more glamourous.
Life REALLY sucks, thought Jason. Rafe’s undershirt was too small, as if it belonged to Alexis instead. The taut material outlined every muscle and ridge of bone beneath it.
Four Wayward Hearts by Avis Black is a collection of four M/M Romance and erotica stories. It contains Crossing Dreams; How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Claim; Undone by Beauty; and His Birthday Wishes. Available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, and Kobo.
The newly-wedded Debra Dillon wants revenge on Tim, her cheating husband. Carmen Hyde wants a little harmless fun with a married woman. Juan Fernandez just wants to watch two women bonk in peace. Steve Hyde wants Debra Dillon, Tim Dillon wants someone besides his wife, and they all discover something very unusual during The Wedding Night. Comic Erotica. Contains F/F, F/M, and M/M scenes.
Crossing Dreams is about Scott, a singer in a rock band. He has a strange encounter with his idol, Alexis Mellor–or so he thinks. Twisted romance, wild humor, and gay erotica.
Alexis had sat up, eased his shoulders out of his shirt and flung it aside. A toe popped the lone shoe off and socks were flicked into a corner. Then, in one fluid motion, Alexis stood up and eeled out of his trousers.
He didn’t have on any underwear. Alexis was completely naked.
Scott spun away in shock.
“Sorry,” Alexis said. “I can’t stand this heat.”
“That’s okay,” Scott choked. He was facing the dressing table. To his horror, the large mirrors reflected the other singer quite well. He slapped a hand over his eyes.
The slight slither of bare feet over to the futon alerted him. It sounded like Alexis was too tired to take a regular step.
Two fingers spread a millimeter apart. He wasn’t peeking, he was just taking a helpful interest in another person’s welfare. “Alexis, are you all right? Do you still have that fever?” Besides, he already had a boyfriend, namely Ennis Tate, who’d been a prick again and hadn’t called Scott once the whole tour. Ever proper, Scott nipped the window-gap closed once he’d finished the question.
Description from the blurb:
Paris, the late 19th-century. Revolutionaries and Monarchists fight in the streets, and the painter Martin Grandjean joins the ranks of those hoping to re-establish the Old Republic. He meets a mysterious young man called Ari and falls in love, only to see Ari taken prisoner. Everyone turns against Grandjean; his friends, his family, and even the government. But Grandjean is determined to find Ari, win his love, and make a life with him.
How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay, (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim, by Avis Black is available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Smashwords, Itunes, All Romance, Oyster, and Scribd.
“Spliff,” corrected the other obnoxious roommate, Finn Andrews. “It was singular, you said. Or could it be splive?”
Nigel squinted at Finn. “Only after I’ve smoked too much.”
“Why were you sent here?” Finn asked Julian.
“Igneous rocks and isosceles triangles. I have trouble with ‘i’ things.”
“Such as ‘information’?” said Nigel with a grin. Finn sniggered. Nigel stood up and plucked a book off a shelf. Uneasily, Julian watched him open it.
“Here’s something that’s about your intellectual level.” With great sarcasm, Nigel read, “Once upon a time there were four little rabbits, and their names were Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter.” He looked over the top of his book to gauge the effect.
“Well?” prompted Nigel.
“It’s some sort of fairy tale, isn’t it?” said Julian.
“Holy God,” Nigel exclaimed. “How can you not know what story this is?”
“My parents never read me fairy tales when I was younger,” replied Julian, feeling lost.
Finn let out a deep groan. Nigel’s face became one big grimace. Higginson swayed on his feet a moment, like a man hesitating on a diving board, then leapt forwards and downed Julian with a thud. The two boys landed together on Julian’s bed with Nigel on top. Winded, Julian gasped, “What’s this for?”
“So you can see the pictures,” replied Nigel. He propped himself up on his elbows. “’They lived with their Mother in a sand-bank, underneath the root of a very big fir-tree.’”
Julian bore this forced fairy-tailing with patience. He thought the story rather thuggish in its crude Victorian way, exactly the sort of thing a parent would read to toughen up a child for St. Widifroth’s. He did like the pictures, though.