Friday, 11 May 2012

Freebie Story Update!

First things first, you might remember Harm Reduction, our Valentine's freebie from earlier this year, which we wrote based on reader prompts. (And if you don't remember it, go read it, it's FREEEEE!)

Well, yesterday it got a mention on Dear Author ! Here's what reviewer Sunita had to say:
The sense of time and place in this short story is amazingly authentic, and the writing is very good. I badly wanted the story to be longer, because I didn’t want to let these characters go. No stereotypes, no trope abuse, just a moving, compelling slice of life.
She gave it an A- and dubbed it recommended! AWESOME!!!

And since people have been asking ever since it was first published, and Sunita mentioned it again yesterday... Yes, we are writing a follow-up to "Harm Reduction". It's early days, yet, but what I can tell you is that plans are for a novella or possibly novel-length work, told from Linley's point of view, and for the story to explore a bit of how Linley first became a hustler, his brief time with Julio and the twenty intervening years, and of course, their HEA in the present. So you know, a nice big meaty romantic story.

In the meantime, I can finally give you some more info about the story we wrote for the Goodreads M/M Romance Group's Love is Always Write anthology! It's called "The War at the End of the World", and it's a paranormal historical with a very unconventional romantic pairing.

After its mystery release date within the Goodreads group, Storm Moon Press is releasing it as a freebie through their website and on ARe. Here's the cover and blurb:

September, 1941.

War correspondent Joseph Byrne has been cheating death all his life, ever since he spent two years in an iron lung as a boy diagnosed with polio. In the years since, the Fetch, a strange being charged by Death with collecting Joseph and transporting him into the unknown, has been condemned to watch and wait.

Now, with Joseph working in a Finland caught in a tug of war between Nazi and Soviet forces, it seems a foregone conclusion that the Fetch's sentence is at its end and Death will have Joseph for her own at last. Joseph, an openly Jewish American, has no doubt where his allegiance lies, no matter the danger. But after all these years at Joseph's side, watching him overcome adversity to grow into a brave and principled young man, the Fetch has come to realize that there are forces stronger and so much sweeter than even the purpose you were made for.

Alright folks, that's it for me for today. But tune in next week for our big release of Cruce de Caminos and to find all the info on our blog tour!

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