Prancer and Gruff is my contribution to Love’s Landscapes, the Goodreads MM Romance group’s “Don’t Read in the Closet” event for this year. It is a novella-length free read about a lonely cowboy and his lively housekeeper. It’s a sweet romance (no sex, just so you all know that going into it) with what I’m calling a HFN.
I call it HFN instead of HEA because this story is only the tip of the iceberg. There is so much more to Troy and Cliff’s story. Prancer and Gruff is like a preview since I do have plans to continue their story in a novel-length book. I even have plans for another book or two to follow it.
But for now, the story can be read for free at the MM Romance group here. You must be a member to read it as the group is designated as appropriate for 18+ years of age. Don’t worry if you aren’t a member, though, because the wonderful mods at MM Romance have a website where they upload the ebook files for all the “Don’t Read in the Closet” event stories and these can be downloaded for free. The files for Prancer and Gruff should be available to download in a few days. I’ll post a link when I have it.
I hope you'll take a few moments to read my FREE story. I love feedback. It can be left on the story thread in the group if you're a member, as a review, as a note here on dA, or through one of my contacts listed on the story page.
*Do be gentle, please, as it's my first time.
Thanks so much, lovelies! Have a fabulous week!
A few things you should know before you go any further on this page: |
This is a hate-free zone. That means no flaming or trolling or nastiness of any kind by anyone will be tolerated here. If you do so, I will remove/hide whatever insulting thing you felt it was absolutely necessary to say, but I won't retaliate. If nothing else, perhaps you will learn a lesson in maturity. That said, you will find a lot of things here that have the potential to offend sensitive, prude, ignorant, or narrow-minded people:
I'm talking about male/male art and literature.
I like men, and I especially like it when those men like other men. Twice the manly man-ness, or even three or four times...it's a win-win. On a more serious note, the male form is beautiful and underappreciated, and the love between two men is every bit as beautiful as the love between a man and a woman and deserves equal exposure and recognition. (I know the love between two women is just as beautiful, it's just not my thing.)
So if you start searching through my gallery, my faves, and my groups, you will find an abundance of beautiful, sexy men doing wonderful things. Which means, I suppose, that this page should have a filter, or at the very least, an age limit. If you're young and impressionable, run away now. If not, then come right on in.
You've been warned. If the subject matter makes you uncomfortable, then please excuse yourself without comment. I'll respect your right to like whatever art you want as long as you'll do the same for me. Freedom of expression...don't abuse it.
This means that I am a supporter of equal rights. We are all human - straight, gay, or anywhere in between - and everyone deserves equal rights. Sexual orientation doesn't make us different any more than skin color, race, religion, or any of those other things that people aren't supposed to discriminate about. Who someone loves or is attracted to romantically or sexually is nobody's business but theirs. We aren't gods. None of us has the right to judge anybody.
Anybody else interested in equal rights around the world for everyone regardless of sexual orientation, please visit AllOut.org. It is a fantastic site and a great resource.
A few other interesting tidbits about me:
Urban fantasy is the genre that I am currently the most comfortable and happy writing. It is so deliciously fun to write, being so potentially dark and snarky and twisted, and I get to use all of my favorite fantasy creatures without feeling obligated to use a medieval setting. Big cities can be dangerous too.
I also love mythology, folklore, urban legends, ghost stories, and the like...please feel free to share if you know any good ones!
I am a life-long, unapologetic night owl. I don't like mornings, and they don't like me. It's a mutual understanding. I keep long, odd hours. It's so much easier to write when there is no one awake to bother me. Just me and all my sexy boys. Carpe Noctem!