I'm pleased to announce my holiday M/M story, Sagittarius Blues, will be released this winter by Loose Id as part of their "Not Quite Christmas" theme. Being a December-born baby, I thought it might be fitting to write a character born near Christmas. I was born on the 9th, which gives me a little breathing room before the holidays, but my parents definitely found interesting ways to work around it that stick with me to this day. I acknowledge Capricorns born on Christmas Eve or Day might feel the pinch a bit more acutely, but as my character born on the 14th says, he's biased toward Sags, so Sagittarius Blues it is.
More details coming this autumn! Here's the working blurb for Sagittarius Blues in the meantime:
With a birthday close to Christmas, Ryan Foster’s learned to compromise. He loves a straight friend who won’t reciprocate his feelings outside of the bedroom, and holds a boring job to afford college. At the end of the week, Ryan vents his frustrations through his webcast, "Alone Time with Ryan.” He never knows who’s watching, so he's careful not to name names -- particularly since each webisode ends with a mock masturbation session.
Greg Beaumont seeks a fresh start in a new home, but wasn't counting on the holidays being lonely. When gorgeous, young Ryan shows up on Greg’s doorstep, it's a warm ray of light on a cold winter’s day. Greg's attracted, and tempted, but as Youth Director at the local recreation center, he must conduct his private life carefully. Seducing a college student seven years his junior isn’t the wisest choice, no matter how hot Greg's fantasies are growing by the day -- or night.
When Ryan's ode to December birthdays goes viral, his show becomes an overnight sensation, but with exposure comes consequence, and Ryan’s Sagittarian wits won’t get him out of this one. When he turns to Greg in a moment of need, both men must face the consequence of their passion, making for one steamy winter.
So, that's the holiday story! I'm still working on Sonoran Heat, too, so stay tuned for what will hopefully be another contract announcement!