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J.M. Snyder
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Writing as J. Tomas
  • Without Sin (April 15, 2009 release)
    Sixteen-year-old Jacob Smithson has a temper. He's picked on because he likes boys, and fighting gets him kicked out of public school. As a last resort, his parents place him in St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Boarding School for Boys. At his first mass at St. Thomas he sees Avery Dendritch, a senior who serves as altar boy during the service. When they meet, the attraction between them is hard to deny. The two become fast friends, and as the school year progresses, their friendship deepens until Jacob feels he's found a place where he belongs. But the other students gossip about their growing relationship. Avery can ignore them; Jacob can't. As the rumors and slurs start up again, can he curb his temper, or will his fighting get him expelled from St. Thomas, too?

Writing as J.M. Snyder
Novels
  • A Heart Divided (2009)
    Confederate Lieutenant Anderson Blanks has grown weary of the War Between the States. He is all too aware of the tenuous thread that ties him to this earth -- as he writes a letter home to his sister, he realizes he may be among the dead by the time she receives the missive. His melancholy mood is shared by other soldiers in the campsite; in the cool Virginia night, the pickets claim to hear ghosts in the woods, and their own talk spooks them.

    Andy knows the "ghost" is nothing more than a wounded soldier left on the battlefield, dying in the darkness. With compassion, Andy takes the picket's lantern and canteen in the hopes of easing the soldier's pain. After a tense confrontation with the soldier, Andy is shocked to discover none other than Samuel Talley, a young man Andy's father had chased from their plantation when the romantic relationship between the two boys came to light. The last time the two had seen each other, Sam had been heading west to seek his fortune, and had promised to send for Andy when he could.

    Then the war broke out, and Andy had enlisted in the Confederate Army to help ease the financial burden at home. Apparently Sam had similar ideas -- he now wears the blue coat of a Union solider.

    Sam is severely wounded and infection has begun to set in. Andy can't sneak him into his own camp for treatment because all Union soldiers are taken prisoner. But Andy's Confederate uniform prevents him from seeking help from the nearby Union camp, as well. It's up to Andy to tend his lover's wound and get Sam the help he needs before it's too late ... and before Andy's compatriots discover Sam's presence.

  • Beautiful (2009)
    Beautiful gives readers a glimpse into the glittery and glamorous world of celebrities who seek real love among the stars.

    Johnny Thomas hopes to jumpstart his acting career by hiring his former manager Lou, who has heard rumors that might prevent him from landing those coveted leading roles. Johnny swears he'll play it straight ... until he meets Brett, who turns his life -- and his heart -- upside down. When photographs surface that were taken in confidence, Johnny must choose between the career Lou offers him and the love he shares with Brett.

    Corey and Ian are members of the pop duo 2ICE. When Corey discovers he's in love with Ian -- and, better yet, that Ian feels the same -- his promiscuous past makes it hard for his bandmate to admit his feelings. Can they move beyond the pain to embrace a love they both desperately want?

  • Beautiful Disaster (2009, Kindle)
    Twenty-year-old Corey Evans is one-half of 2ICE, the biggest musical duo on the radio. Pronounced "twice," they're number one on the Billboard charts this week with their latest single. To hear their manager tell it, they're number one in download sales, with two albums that have already gone platinum, and currently on their second U.S. tour, which has sold out stadiums across the nation.

    Despite this, there's an emptiness inside him which Corey can't seem to fill, no matter how many groupies he takes to his bed. He sees this same emptiness mirrored in the eyes of his band-mate, Ian Coltraine, who drowns his evenings after each show with a bottle of whiskey. Ian's the one Corey turns to when he wakes beside an unknown fan, still asleep in his bed and needs help evicting her. He's Corey's best friend, the only person on the tour he can confide in, who he really trusts...

    The one, Corey finally realizes, with whom he is madly, deeply, terribly in love. And he suspects Ian might feel the same.

    But Corey's recent string of one-night stands makes Ian cautious about his friend's true feelings. He's wanted Corey for so long, and has watched him go through countless fans in search of...what? Ian doesn't know. And he doesn't yet believe Corey when he says Ian might be it. Ian hopes so, but can't bring himself to believe Corey's fickle desire won't be gone in the morning.

    Can these two young men somehow move beyond Corey's past and Ian's pain to embrace a love they both so desperately desire?

  • Between Brothers (2009)
    Brian Thompson is living a lie. A successful businessman, Brian can't stay focused in a real relationship and cheats on Timothy, his longtime lover. A phone call from his younger brother Joey, whom Brian hasn't spoken to in years, makes him recognize the uncanny resemblance between the two men.

    Joey is, in a word, perfect. In Brian's eyes, he always has been. When their mother is hospitalized, Joey asks his older brother to come home. He tells Brian he needs him, which is just what Brian wants to hear. But the long trip north gives Brian plenty of time to think about his brother, and he comes to realize an unsettling truth -- he is in love with Joey.

    Suddenly Brian admits that he wants Joey in ways he knows he shouldn't. Can he come to terms with the way he feels before his unrequited love threatens to tear him -- and his relationships with Timothy and Joey -- apart?

  • Best Friends (2009, Kindle)
    Todd has harbored a secret love for his best friend Riley for years. But Riley has signed up to join the military, and soon he'll leave the small town he calls home -- and his best friend -- behind. The fact that Riley decides to spend his last evening home with Todd instead of with his girlfriend Charlene tells Todd something ... and a few beers later, he decides to confess his feelings for his friend.

    A shorter version of this story appears in the anthology My First Time, Volume 5 published by Alyson Books and also in my collection,
    Shorts.

  • Between States (2009)
    The year is 1863. Caleb Chilson is a private in the Confederate Army, currently camped in the Virginian woods. Most of his time is spent on picket duty, on the lookout for a Yankee attack. But when the moon is full, he manages to slip away from the encampment and into the woods to become something a little less than human ...

    Imagine his surprise when he meets another werecat like himself. The only difference? Brance Brenneman wears a Yankee uniform.  Contains all the stories from the series, Between States.

  • Carey' d Away (2009, Kindle)
    Carey Thornton is tired of couples. All his friends have someone special and he feels like the odd man out. Painfully single, Carey cruises the nightclubs and gay party scene, flirting with any hot guy who looks his way, but he always seems to be the one to go home alone.

    It's comic convention weekend at the Omni Hotel where Carey works, and somehow he got roped into working the registration desk in the dealer room. While checking in the vendors before the crowds arrive, he meets the sexy Pat Dix, setting up the booth for Kryptonite Comics.

    Horribly shy, Patrick has never dreamt an outgoing, fun-loving guy like Carey would ever find him attractive. He's surprised when Carey asks him to hang out after the convention hall closes, and he surprises himself by saying "yes." A late night in the hotel pool with Carey's rowdy friends might just be what Patrick needs to break him out of his shell. But it isn't until the friends leave them alone that Patrick gets "Carey'd away."

  • Conflict of Interest (2009)
    On a whim, Alex signs up to volunteer with an outreach program at a local youth shelter. When Father Nate calls him and asks him to work with Jamie as a big brother, Alex envisions a little kid he'll pal around with. What he doesn't expect is Jamie Owens, an 18 year old boy with a bad attitude who's only two years younger than Alex himself.

    Jamie's hot. Very hot, and nervy, and precocious, and damn sexy, to boot. Even if he is eighteen, Alex feels guilty lusting after the kid. Alex sees himself as a mentor to Jamie, someone to look up to, someone to prove being a gay man doesn't mean casual sex in crowded clubs. He tries to keep his distance, both physically and emotionally, but Alex is sending some very mixed signals, and Jamie is getting pretty frustrated. As their friendship grows, Jamie becomes a part of Alex's life in a way neither expects.

  • Cowboy (2009)
    Marcus was just passing through Texas when he met Kent. In his cowboy hat, low-riding jeans, and black boots, Kent looks like the type of guy Marcus desperately wants to love.

    But two years later, he's discovered Kent is cold and distant, the quintessential American cowboy, and spends more time drunk than sober. Marcus can never predict his mood and blames himself for the flailing relationship.

    Then, one day when Kent rides into town, Marcus finds a young runaway hiding in their barn. Luke is warm, loving, and quick to please ... everything Kent is not. Though the answer seems obvious, Marcus finds himself torn between the boy who demands his love and the man whose love he craves.

  • Double Standard (2009, Kindle)
    Executive Jeff Wallace has lusted after Evan Hawthorne since the moment his new employee first stepped into his office for a job interview. Evan is almost ten years Jeff's junior, fresh out of grad school, and one of the best salesmen in the office. Jeff thinks he's hot as hell, and as luck would have it, he knows Evan is just as interested.

    The only problem? There-s a sticky little paragraph in the employee handbook that keeps Jeff from doing anything more than fantasizing about his new employee. The clause that states, in plain English, that managers and their immediate employees cannot fraternize. They can't get together, not even outside the office, just because Jeff's the boss.

    Jeff has pleaded with his own supervisor, Kirk Morris, to change the rules. Why shouldn't he? Kirk owns the company and spends most of his time bonking Jeff's secretary. But it's a no go...until Jeff finds himself working late one evening with no one left in the office but Evan, who decides to take matters into his own hands regardless of what the employee manual might say...

  • Escape (2009, Kindle)
    Davin is a Delta-23 replicate, which means he looks like every other Delta-23 on the planet. He's bored seeing the same face every day -- each replicate is his twin, though he alone seems to ache for something different. When a prison ship crash-lands in the woods and the replicates are asked to retrieve the prisoners, Davin jumps at the chance to encounter a natural-born.

    Trace is a hard man who has lived a hard life, and the moment the ship carrying him crashes, he takes the opportunity to escape. The last thing he expects is the replicate eager to get up close and personal with an escaped prisoner.

    This story was originally published by Ruthie's Club in 2007 and appears in J.M. Snyder's collections
    Shorts and Other Worlds Than These.

  • It's All Relative (2009)
    When Michael Knapp brings his lover Dan Biggs home to meet his parents, he doesn't expect things to go smoothly. His mother's been trying to marry him off for years, and sometimes he isn't even sure his father knows he exists. He has always felt like the shadow son, competing with his terminally stupid older brother and smart-mouthed little sister for his parents' attention. Coming out to them over dinner seemed like the perfect opportunity to finally get noticed.

    But an unexpected phone call interrupts his announcement -- Aunt Evie, the family matriarch, is dead. With Dan in tow, Michael follows his family to Sugar Creek, where he spent his summers growing up, to prepare for the funeral.

    Amid an overabundance of memories and relatives, Michael's world begins to slip. His dysfunctional family, Evie's death, and an old friend's confession all threaten to smother him. Worse, in his grief and confusion he seems determined to inadvertently push everyone away, including his lover. Can he and Dan move beyond his family and his past to a new life together, before Michael's insecurities tear them apart?

  • One of Us (2009, Kindle)
    Connor Allen is a young man who sports a nasty bite that seems to grow worse during the full moon. A former classmate, Rand, tells him it's a werewolf bite. At first Connor thinks he's joking, but as the moon rises, he finds himself undergoing a painful transformation.

    Rand knows just how bad it can be the first time a man changes, so he distracts Connor in a way that pleases them both.

    This story appears in J.M. Snyder's collections
    Shorts.

  • Other Worlds Than These (2009)
    Eight short speculative stories of gay men celebrating love and lust in worlds vastly different from our own. "Star-Crossed," "Escape," and "Navigator's Log" take place among the stars. "Parking Lot Hero" is a scene in the lives of a modern day superhero and his lover. "VR Palace" is set in a future that blurs the line between virtual and real. "The Bard's Song" will appeal to fantasy fans, while "The Fall" touches on the angelical. Rounding out the collection, "World Enough and Time" is set in a world on the brink of apocalypse.

  • Persistence Of Memory (2009, Kindle)
    Five years ago, Joah was culled-kidnapped by the government to be trained as a soldier. In the process, they erased his memory, destroying his past, his dreams, everything but his name. Armed with that alone, Joah escapes from the facility in search of someone to help him recall the man he used to be. That person is Tobin, Joah's husband, who never gave up hope of finding him again. He refuses to believe that the strength of his love alone won't be enough to bring back Joah's memories of their shared lives, and he's determined to bring back the man beneath the soldier, the man he knows has to love him.

    But an alarm in the chip blocking Joah's memories was triggered at his escape, and if the chip isn't removed soon, it will shriek his life away. Removing it won't bring back his past, and may destroy the present that Tobin has tried so hard to build between them. Can the love they once shared possibly survive?

  • Pony Play (2009)
    Drew isn't into BDSM and doesn't get off on calling anyone "Master." So he doesn't know why he lets his friend Sean talk him into attending a weekend affair hosted by a local bondage group. When he finds out it's a pony play weekend, Drew doesn't think things can get much worse.

    But they do -- his insolent manner once outfitted turns a harsh trainer on him. Salvation comes at the hands of a gentle man named Phillip, who leads the abused Drew to a quiet stables and shows him just how erotic succumbing to a master can be.

    This story was originally published by Ruthie's Club and appears in J.M. Snyder's collection
    Shorts.

  • Poolside (2009, Kindle)
    Kevin's had the hots for Danny from the start of the semester. They live on the same floor in their college dormitory, and Danny's flamboyant manner excites the sedate Kevin. When it finally looks like they're going to hook up, though, Danny disappears, leaving Kevin hurt and wondering what it was he said or did to chase him away.

    Then Danny shows up at the school pool, where Kevin works as a lifeguard. He seems interested enough, but Kevin's been there, done that. What can Danny possibly do to convince Kevin he's interested?

    This story appears in J.M. Snyder's collections
    Shorts.

  • Power Play (2009, Kindle)
    Ryan Talonovich is the star of his college hockey team, until an accident during practice leaves him confined to a wheelchair. The doctors say he'll walk again but a new season is already underway and he's been replaced on the team, which leaves him feeling alone and betrayed. What's the use of fighting to get back on the ice now?

    Then he meets Dante Espinosa, a short track skater on the city's speed skating club. Though he has to work overtime to afford his sport, Dante is hell on ice, and dreams of making the cut on the U.S. Olympic Speedskating Team.

    Their love of the ice brings them together, but too many obstacles stand in their way: Ryan's struggle with therapy. The memory of Dante's first boyfriend. Lack of funding to the event, Dante's harassing boss, a skating friend in love with him, and Wil Dietrich, who will do anything to win.

  • Renegades, Rebels, and Rogues (2009)
    From the pen of J.M. Snyder, best-selling author of gay erotic romance, here are three historical stories of renegades, rebels, and rogues. Visit the Old West, Colonial Java, and the Alaskan Territory in this collection of three historical gay erotic romances with hot-blooded renegades, rebels, and rogues.

    In Wanted, rustler Jesse McCray falls for Ethan Phillips, an idealistic tenderfoot passing through Defiance, but Jesse's outlaw reputation threatens their budding relationship. All Shook Up is set in the year 1883, when plantation owner Eduard van De Lier finds his world threatened when a former lover shows up to blackmail him. And in Bounty of the Heart, bounty hunters Emmett and Jack head to Alaska after a Korean gangster when an old partner of Jack's makes an untimely appearance.

  • Shorts (2009)
    Fourteen sinful, seductive, and downright sexy stories, these tales are a titillating foray into short gay erotic fiction that will excite your senses and set your pulse racing. From best friends discovering each other for the first time to seasoned lovers stealing a quick moment alone to rivals who come together in a clash of sex and desire, these stories will take you on a wild ride through intimate moments and lustful hook-ups between hot and horny men.

  • So In Love; Stories of Gay Romance (2009)
    Eight short contemporary stories celebrating gay love in its many forms. From falling in love for the first time to mending a broken relationship to spending a lifetime shared, each of the stories in this collection offer a glimpse into the lives of gay men who live and love together. While a few of these stories are available in anthologies, they are collected here for the first time

  • Star-Crossed (2009, Kindle)
    On the night of his graduation from the Betelgeuse Flight Academy, Reth Reilly finally managed to corner the flamboyant Xan Anders. But what he hoped would be a tender moment that might lead to something more was interrupted when Xan slipped away. Seven months later, Reth is surprised to find all the old feelings still remain when he runs into Xan again, this time when the flyboy is assigned to Reth's own ship, the USS Appomattox, for the Kressl ore run.

    Though he tries to avoid Xan, their brief encounter earlier still stands out in both their minds, and it takes a rendezvous on the simdeck to bring this star-crossed pair together again.

    This story was originally published by Ruthie's Club and appears in J.M. Snyder's collection
    Other Worlds Than These.

  • Stepping Up to the Plate (2009)
    At 16, Stacy Evans dropped out of high school in the hopes of moving on with his life. But four years later, he's stuck in an abusive relationship with Lamar, a "friend with benefits," and works long hours at a dead-end job just to get by.

    Then his mother enrolls him in a program to earn his GED. There he meets Darian, a woodshop teacher who is everything Stacy's friends are not -- smart, successful ... and who seems to take a personal interest in helping Stacy turn his life around. The two develop a rapport that keeps Stacy after school just to spend extra time with him. In intimate moments alone, they grow closer than just student and teacher.

    On the right track for once, Stacy has a chance to choose between his troublesome past and a promising future with Darian. But his jealous friends won't let him go so easily.

  • The New Client (2009, Kindle)
    Richard Guy is a private investigator who specializes in missing persons cases. Wealthy socialite Tiffany Murphy comes to him for help in locating her twin brother, Tommy, who left home and hasn’t been heard from since. She’s seen him turning tricks downtown and wants Richard’s help in finding out why.

    The moment he sees Tommy’s picture, Richard wants to find the guy, but for his own reasons. He puts the word out on the street that he’s interested, and it isn’t long before Tommy takes the bait. Who would’ve thought the guy he was hired to find would turn out to be the one he’d been searching for his whole life?

    This story was originally published by Ruthie's Club in 2006 and appears in J.M. Snyder's collection
    Shorts.

  • Threesome (2009, Kindle)
    When Chris and his boyfriend Alan stop into a local bar for a few drinks, the last thing they expect is to be propositioned by a stranger looking to earn a little extra cash. At first Chris laughs off the offer, but Julian can be nothing if not persuasive. His suggestion of taking on both guys at the same time does wicked things to Chris, and he knows he's in for the time of his life if he can just get Alan to go along with it ...

    This was the only ménage à trois story J.M. Snyder had written to date, and it began as a short, 300 word flash fiction piece that appeared on Ruthie's Club.

    This story will be published in the upcoming eXcessica anthology, Triad, and also appears in J.M. Snyder's collection,
    Shorts.

  • Trin (2009)
    In a future where outposts swelter beneath a nuclear sun and run-gunners patrol dusty wastelands to protect against winged creatures known as devlars, Trin is the mech at the waystation in Arens. He has a thing for the gunners: rough men with strong hands and hard bodies, who roll through his garage like the hot desert wind.

    Gerrick’s the best gunner around, a quick draw with a deadly aim and a penchant for sharing his pallet with young men. He has a roving eye and roaming hands, and has left a string of broken hearts in his wake.

    Having heard the tales of Gerrick's bravery and seen the man in action for himself, Trin has fallen in love with the man he believes Gerrick to be, and he’s sure he can change the gunner’s mind if given the chance. Gerrick’s all he wants out of this blasted world, and he tells anyone who will listen.

    Then Gerrick rides through Arens. He’s heard the rumors of what Trin will do for a gunner who only mentions his name. What he wants to know is, what will Trin do for him?

  • Vince (2009)
    Loser. Outcast. Freak. At seventeen, the names no longer hurt Vince Sanford. He's different from others at his school and always has been -- the pep rallies, school dances, name-brand clothes and football games and fifth quarter parties, none of that interests him anymore.

    There was a time when he did fit in, when his best friend had been Eric Somers, the most popular boy in school. They lived around the block from each other and were inseparable. It was never a question of was Eric eating over or was Vince staying the night -- they were one soul in two bodies, sharing two homes, two lives.

    But something happened between them the summer before high school that tore their friendship apart, leaving Vince with an anger, a hatred, that he can't control. Now Eric wants back in his life again but Vince is afraid to give him a second chance.

  • While We Wait (2009, Kindle)
    After another wild weekend with his boys, Jason finds himself in the doctor's waiting room with a burning sensation spreading through his groin. While filling out the necessary paperwork, he sees a gay couple whose affection and obvious love make him feel painfully alone. He can't imagine living with one man, loving only one, for the rest of his life, and part of him wants to intrude on their relationship, insert himself into it if he can.

    Jason's brief encounter with Wesley and Grey Fordham causes him to take an uncomfortable look at his own lonely, promiscuous lifestyle.

    Note from J.M. Snyder: "This story isn't romance, though there is a gay couple in it. This story also isn't erotica, though there is graphic language and descriptive scenes of homosexual intimacy. It's more just gay fiction, so if you don't expect an erotic romance, you won't be let down."

  • Boy Toys (2008, Kindle)
    Recently dumped Jason is invited to a party, a sex toy party. But he doesn't want to go without a partner and be the odd man out or get stuck with a date he can't stand; that is until Jason is asked to help Nigel, the demonstrator at the gathering. Now things are looking up for the holiday season.

  • Forever After (2008)
    Visit two very different worlds where love conquers all. Forever After is for readers of speculative fiction who enjoy stories in which love prevails, whether in a dystopic future or a distant fantasy land!

    Can love survive in a future where the government "culls" citizens at random and erases their memories to create perfect soldiers? And in a distant land besieged by war, will the regent choose to take his rightful place on the throne or forsake his kingdom for the love of one man?

  • On Company Time (2008, Kindle)
    Jimmy's job in customer service is just a paycheck, in his eyes. But his boss Debbie wishes he were more of a "people person" and more enthusiastic about coming to work. To improve his skills, she schedules him to attend a two-day, out-of-town workshop Jimmy's already dreading.

    Then he discovers Scott Raines will be tagging along.

    Jimmy's had a fierce crush on Scott, who works in sales, since his first day at the office. The man is gorgeous and funny and so damn intimidating, Jimmy hasn't yet screwed up the courage to ask him out. Maybe the workshop will provide the perfect opportunity to remedy that. They'll travel together, share a hotel room, and who knows where things may lead? Jimmy might yet get to make his move.

    Unless Scott makes one first...

  • Operation Starseed (2008)
    Neal James is a space station navigator whose lover, Dylan Teague, left him for a starmapping mission. But when Dylan radios in a distant signal one night, Neal discovers that he hasn't managed to put the relationship behind him in the two months they've been apart. When he's one of the crew members sent to investigate the signal, he finds that his ex-lover feels the same.

    The source of the signal is a lost colony ship. Only a handful of the original colonists remain, survivors of a deadly disease that killed most of their fellow shipmates twenty years ago. To keep the threat of disease to a minimum, the colony adheres to strict laws, including the prohibition of same-sex relationships.

    When the same fatal virus seems to appear again, Neal and Dylan find themselves in the midst of an irrational panic and hate that threatens to destroy everything the colonists have worked so hard to attain.

  • Scarred (2008)
    Biker gangs known as regulators rule the streets of a war-torn city with hate and pain -- their cruelty is etched into every inch of Dae's battered body. He has never known anything but hurt from the hands of men ... until he meets Coby.

    When the new regulator rides into town and takes an interest in him, Dae is unwilling to believe that anyone who is a regulator can be a gentle, caring lover.

    Is Coby strong enough to protect Dae and his sister Delia when there's hell to pay in the form of McBane?

  • The Positions of Love: Book I (2008)
    When Matt diLorenzo gives his lover, Vic Braunson, a copy of the Kama Sutra for Gay Men as a Christmas gift, they find it doubles as a handy reference guide to Vic's super powers. All they have to do is test out the positions to see which one gives him what ability ...

  • Crushed (2007)
    Once the star of his high school basketball team, Nathan Gayle has played the field for years. Now in his twenties, he's getting tired of one night stands and heated hook-ups with strangers; he wants something more. Was that asking too much?

    Wes Roberts has had a fierce crush on Nathan since high school. A chance encounter at prom created a memory Wes still cherishes, one perfect moment in time. His current relationship with Roger pales in comparison, but he's been with the man for eight months now and they've settled into a routine that's not exactly comfortable.

    When Wes and Nathan meet up again years later at a friend's party, the spark between them is rekindled. But there's Roger, who wrestles with anger and drinking problems. Roger, whom Wes is still dating. Though the choice between the two men seems obvious, breaking up with Roger may be easier said than done.

  • Scarred: Four Novellas (2002)
    Four novellas about men searching for a love beyond their own personal pain. From contemporary romances to dystopic futures, this collection showcases a few of my favorite characters.

    Meet the unnamed narrator of "VR Palace," whose virtual lover might be all too real. Krish, whose boyfriend Dane dreams of being a musician. Thom, struggling to get over his cheating boyfriend and fend off the insistent Bradley. And Dae, battered, scarred, unable to believe himself worthy of Coby's love.

  • Foreplay (Date?)
    A signed, limited edition collection of short stories and excerpts.

    Available here.

Series
Between States
The year is 1863. Caleb Chilson is a private in the Confederate Army, currently camped in the Virginian woods. Most of his time is spent on picket duty, on the lookout for a Yankee attack. But when the moon is full, he manages to slip away from the encampment and into the woods to become something a little less than human ...

There are 3 stories in this series (Under a Confederate Moon, Beneath a Yankee Sky, and A More Perfect Union), available here -- or buy them collected in one paperback, Between States .
Playing the Field
This series is about gay athletes who find love and lust on the playing field. The stories range from sweet flirting to hot sex, and can be read in any order. None of the characters are the same between stories, so pick and choose which you want to read!

This is an ongoing series, available online -- and every four stories will be released as a paperback collection.  The following are available from Amazon.com.
  • Faceoff (2009, Kindle)
    Christian "Magic" Magdziuk is a minor league hockey player with dreams of someday heading to the NHL, and he'll do whatever it takes to make that dream come true. So he plays with the Richmond Rebels for only one short season before he asks to be traded to the Bedford Blizzard, a farm team for the American Hockey League, where he might get a little more notice from scouts.

    His attitude on the ice left him few friends among the Rebels...that is, until teammate Ronnie Niedermeyer took a liking to him. One thing led to another and the two men became lovers during the time Christian played with the team. But when he transferred to the Blizzard, he left the Rebels--and Ronnie--behind.

    Now it's the first game of a new season, and Christian's facing off against his former teammates in the season opener. But after all this time, does something still smolder between Christian and Ronnie?

  • Play On (2009, Kindle)
    A junior at Patten University, Sean Mason plays a left winger position on the men's intramural soccer team. In the three years he's been playing the pitch, he's never been interested in any of his fellow teammates...until Cordero Jefferies joins the team.

    This is Cordero's rookie year with the team, but he catches Sean's eye the first day of practice. Sean wastes no time letting this fly brother know just how sprung he is. The feeling-s mutual, and when the two hook up after practice, there's no denying the spark between them.

    Soccer is the only thing the two guys have in common. They share no classes, no mutual friends, and don't see each other outside of practice. Unfortunately, Sean is easily distracted by Cordero out on the field. Can he get his mind back on the game before the coach throws him off the team?

  • Served (2009, Kindle)
    Colby Johnson and his cousin Megan have been practicing all summer for Wildwood-s annual Beach Volleyball Tournament. The evening before, Colby drops by the bar where Megan works for a quick drink before heading home and meets sexy Vander -Van- Byron. The instant attraction is mutual, but they share only a few brief hours before Colby has to call it a night.

    The next day, Colby and Megan are on a winning streak, advancing through the tournament ranks with ease. When Colby runs into Van and his twin sister Vallery at the tournament, he isn-t surprised-more than half of Wildwood-s population, tourist and local alike, are crowded on the beach for the event. But he is shocked to see the numbered vest Van wears, marking him as a competitor.

    A quick look at the schedule shows that if both teams continue their winning streaks, the day will end with Colby and Van facing off through the volleyball net. To up the ante, Van proposes a little wager. Whoever wins their game advances in the tournament, of course, and continues on for a chance to win one of the grand prizes the next day, but whoever loses gets whatever he wants from the winner...

  • Seventh Inning Stretch (2009)
    Every year, a local hospice hosts a charity baseball tournament played by four gyms in the Richmond area. This year, the gym where Matt DiLorenzo works is chosen to compete. When Matt misses another staff meeting because he's "busy in bed," his co-worker Roxie signs him up to captain one of the gym's two baseball teams. The first person Matt plans to recruit is his lover Vic Braunson--who somehow gains superpowers from their lovemaking--and those superpowers will definitely help out on the field.

    Unfortunately, the gym has segregated their teams into staff and members. Matt works at the gym; he heads the staff team. Vic, a member, is asked to play on the members' team.

    Disappointed, Matt suggests they abstain from sex for the next week to avoid giving Vic any powers that might help his team win the ballgame. But before long, Matt discovers that keeping his hands to himself is easier said than done. And when the two teams face off against each other, he finds it almost impossible to keep his mind on the game.

    Through the mental connection they share, Vic picks up on Matt's lustful thoughts. They ruin his concentration, and threaten to throw the game. Matt wants him, badly. So Vic corners his lover in the locker room during the seventh inning stretch to find out just what Matt has in mind...

  • Tee'd Off (2009)
    Greg Chennault has been a golf fanatic since he was a kid. When he was twelve, he managed to sneak onto a local golf course in search of a job, and there he met Trevor Johns, who taught him the sport. Greg caddied for Mr. Johns all throughout his high school years, and still fondly recalls his time with his former employer. His memories of Mr. Johns' young son Junior, however, four years younger than Greg, aren't quite as rosy. The boy annoyed Greg, and once he stopped caddying for the father, he promptly forgot about the son.

    Ten years later, Greg works at the Hermitage Country Club, which hosts an annual Mid-Atlantic Gold Tournament each Memorial Day weekend. When Greg notices Mr. Johns' name on the roster of registered guests, he thinks it'd be nice to see the old man again. But the young golfer who takes the JOHNS nametag is hot, sexy, and not at all who Greg expects.

    Trey Johns was once "Junior," and is now all grown up. His first crush was on Greg, his father's caddy, and when they meet again, he's quick to inform Greg that he's still as smitten as he was before. But Greg has reservations--he finds it difficult to resolve the memory of a gawky teenage Junior with the confident man Trey has become.

    Greg's conflicting emotions almost blow the first chance he has with Trey. Will he get another?

  • Playing the Field: Volume I
    Playing the Field is a series of hot, sexy stories about gay athletes finding love and lust on the playing field. This first volume collects the first four stories of this best-selling series in one sizzling paperback!

    The stories in this collection are available separately as e-books, but are only available in print in this single-author paperback collection.

The Positions of Love
When Matt diLorenzo gives his lover Vic Braunson a copy of the Kama Sutra for Gay Men as a Christmas gift, they find it doubles as a handy reference guide to Vic's super powers. All they have to do is test out the positions to see which one gives him what ability ...

The links to these stories, available here, open in a new window because excerpts, buy links, reviews, and blurbs for my Vic and Matt superhero stories have their own website at Vic-and-Matt.com.

There are a total of 12 stories in this series available here at Amazon.com.
The Powers of Love
Vic Braunson is a city bus driver who falls in love with Matt diLorenzo, a swimmer he meets at the gym. When they finally hook up, there's no denying the energy between them. Something about Matt brings out the best in Vic ~ literally. Every time they have sex, Vic gains new superhuman powers from his lover. Can they learn to live with these abilities without losing each other?

The links to these stories, online, open in a new window because excerpts, buy links, reviews, and blurbs for my Vic and Matt superhero stories have their own website at Vic-and-Matt.com.

This is an ongoing series, and paperback collections are available containing several titles in one book.

  •  The Bonds of Love (2008)
    Vic Braunson has a special kind of problem -- his lover, Matt diLorenzo, somehow imbues him with enhanced superpowers every time they have sex. It's something Vic has learned to live with in the years they've been together, and something he won't let stand in the way of their relationship. Matt hates the powers, particularly when they put Vic in danger, but what can they do?

    When Vic stops an armed robbery at a local convenience store, his picture appears in the morning paper. Later that day, Matt gets a phone call at work from Jordan Dubrowski, a guy he knew in high school. Jordan was his first, in every way -- it was through him that Matt discovered his ability to transfer superpowers to his lovers. Jordan had a taste of those powers, and after reading about Vic's role in the hold up, he's decided he wants them back.

    But Matt is in love, and Vic won't let him go without a fight. Still, Jordan will stop at nothing to get what he thinks rightly belongs to him.

  • An Evening With The Rush Hour Hero (2009, Kindle)
    Vic Braunson has little say over the superpowers he receives--they come from his partner, Matt DiLorenzo, when they make love. In the time the men have been together, the powers have become such an integral part of Vic that he doesn't hesitate to use them when his help is needed. One evening on his way home from work, he witnesses a traffic accident that ties up the interstate, and he responds without thinking of the potential danger and his own safety.

    But when Matt hears about the accident on the evening news, Vic has a lot of explaining to do...

  • Matching Tats (2008, Kindle)
    Sequel to the 2007 Amber Heat Wave Contest Winner and Amber Allure Best-Seller, The Powers Of Love ...

    Vic Braunson's latest tattoo makes his lover, Matt diLorenzo, decide that he might want to get inked, too. He'd like a heart with his lover's initials in it. Vic likes the idea, and agrees to get the same tattoo, with Matt's initials inside. They have fun deciding where to put the tattoos-a spot Vic hasn't already covered turns out to be pretty hard to find.

    Once they decide where to get inked, Matt fears he may not be able to go through with it. He's more than a little skittish when it comes to needles, and watching the tattoo artist at work is frightening. With the powers love gives him, however, Vic finds a way to help Matt overcome his fears...

  • Outage (2009, Kindle)
    Matt DiLorenzo's coworker Roxie Johnson drags him to a boring, day-long workshop on office administration. Of course, the winter storm the weatherman's been predicting for the past few weeks decides to hit the same day. Matt's only consolation? The workshop is held in one of the high-rises downtown, and whenever his lover Vic Braunson's bus route brings him near the building, they can communicate telepathically for a few moments.

    The wintry storm hits harder than anyone anticipates, downing power lines and taking out electricity to most of the surrounding localities. When Roxie learns that the gym where they work has closed due to inclement weather, she convinces Matt to ditch the workshop. They duck into the elevator moments before the building's power goes out, trapping them inside.

    The next time Vic's bus brings him near the building, Matt calls out to his lover for help. Vic's current superhuman ability is an electromagnetic power that should allow him to recall the elevator to the lobby. But the street is blocked off by fallen power lines and the building's concierge won't let Vic near the mechanical room to work his magic.

    And then there's Roxie, who doesn't yet know of Vic's powers or how he gets them...

  • The Powers of Love (2008)
    With his shaved head, piercings, and tattoos, the muscular Vic Braunson isn't one who falls hopelessly in love at first sight. But when he meets swim instructor Matt diLorenzo at the gym, sparks fly...despite the fact that Matt is dating Vic's co-worker.

    Then a chance encounter months later brings them together. When they finally consummate their relationship, there's no denying the energy between them. But the next morning, Vic awakens to find his mind crowded with a myriad of thoughts, none of them his own. After their second night of making love, Vic is filled with unparalleled strength. Oh, and now he can fly.

    Suddenly Vic is filled with questions he doesn't know how to answer. First, just what exactly is going on here? And how does he tell Matt without alienating his new lover or ruining their budding relationship? Or does Matt know something he, himself, is only now discovering?

  • Seventh Inning Stretch (2009)
    Every year, a local hospice hosts a charity baseball tournament played by four gyms in the Richmond area. This year, the gym where Matt DiLorenzo works is chosen to compete. When Matt misses another staff meeting because he's "busy in bed," his co-worker Roxie signs him up to captain one of the gym's two baseball teams. The first person Matt plans to recruit is his lover Vic Braunson--who somehow gains superpowers from their lovemaking--and those superpowers will definitely help out on the field.

    Unfortunately, the gym has segregated their teams into staff and members. Matt works at the gym; he heads the staff team. Vic, a member, is asked to play on the members' team.

    Disappointed, Matt suggests they abstain from sex for the next week to avoid giving Vic any powers that might help his team win the ballgame. But before long, Matt discovers that keeping his hands to himself is easier said than done. And when the two teams face off against each other, he finds it almost impossible to keep his mind on the game.

    Through the mental connection they share, Vic picks up on Matt's lustful thoughts. They ruin his concentration, and threaten to throw the game. Matt wants him, badly. So Vic corners his lover in the locker room during the seventh inning stretch to find out just what Matt has in mind...

  • With This Ring (Kindle, 2008)
    Matt DiLorenzo-s ex, Jordan, confesses all to a tabloid, telling the world Matt's secret--something in his semen gives his sexual partners super powers. After the article appears, Matt expects all sorts of weirdos to try to track him down, but the only call he receives is from a research scientist at a local condom factory who claims to have a solution to his little "problem."

    The offer is tempting, since the powers Vic Braunson receives from Matt during their lovemaking sessions are unpredictable and scary. Matt wants to keep his lover safe, and is eager to hear what the scientist has to suggest. And Vic is willing to try the cure and lose his superhero abilities for his lover's peace of mind...even if it means losing the special mental connection they share, a bond formed by the powers, a bond that has become such a part of their lives that neither is quite prepared when it suddenly disappears.

    Then Vic discovers that the scientist has an agenda of his own. Can he protect Matt, even without his super strength or their mental bond?

  1. Origins (2008)

  2. Everyday Hero (2009_

V: The Series
The sudden appearance of superpowers might transform most mild-mannered men into egomaniacs with visions of grandeur. Fortunately, Vic Braunson isn’t most men. His powers come from his lover, Matt diLorenzo, and Vic refuses to let the abilities control or change him.

But even he can't stop the powers from enhancing who he is.

The links to these stories, available here, open in a new window because excerpts, buy links, reviews, and blurbs for my Vic and Matt superhero stories have their own website at Vic-and-Matt.com.

This series contains five stories, which will be available in one paperback collection soon.

Working Man
This series is about gay men who find love and lust in the workplace. The stories range from sweet flirting to hot sex, and can be read in any order. None of the characters are the same between stories, so pick and choose which you want to read!

There are a total of 12 stories in this series available here at Amazon.com. .
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