Most of you probably read the news about Texas’s Senate Bill 8, which went into effect this week and effectively bans abortions in the state. Funnily enough, another law passed at the same time which makes it legal to carry a concealed weapon almost anywhere with virtually no licensing. I guess some Constitutional rights are more equal than others.
In 2018 I participated in the Rogue Nights anthology, contributing my short story, Parking Lot Cowboy, about two people who meet while volunteering as escorts at a family-planning clinic. The story’s themes of inclusive access and quiet activism feel more relevant than ever, now, and so I’m re-releasing Parking Lot Cowboy on its own next Tuesday, 9/7!
Every cent I earn from this story will go to the Clinic Access Support Network (clinicaccess.org), an awesome organization local to me in Houston which provides practical, nonjudgmental support to people seeking abortions – support which has now effectively been criminalized by SB8.
If you’d like to support an on-the-ground organization fighting for reproductive rights, or if you like a side of progressive ideals with your romance, or if you’re just in the mood for a tall, silent cowboy doing the right thing, hop on over to Amazon (or the digital retailer of your choice) and pre-order Parking Lot Cowboy today!
Hello faithful readers! I am beyond delighted to share that I’ll have a story in the next volume of the Rogue anthologies! ROGUE NIGHTS is now available for pre-order ahead of its 8 November release, and the tales of romance and resistance packed within these pages are stirring and super sexy!
My story, “Parking Lot Cowboy,” is about a strong, silent-type cowboy (who literally wears a cowboy hat and almost never speaks) and an epidemiologist who meet when they both escort at a family-planning clinic in Topeka. Much of the inspiration for this story hearkens back to growing up in Kansas, surrounded by at-times astonishingly radical ideologies, and having to learn to live alongside people whose opinions differ wildly to mine, but also occasionally being taken by surprise by the most delightfully unexpected allies.
If you like a little resistance in your romance, I heartily recommend picking this one up. And the pre-order price is only $0.99 sense so really, what’re you waiting for?
I’m pleased to announce that HEARTS IN EXTRA TIME – Atlanta Skyline #3.5 – is now available for pre-order! This holiday novella features an uptight heroine prone to tension headaches, a charming hero prone to flirting, and a three-day road trip that changes both their lives forever.
HEARTS IN EXTRA TIME is live to pre-order on Amazon, and I’ll be adding links to other retailers over the next couple of days. Happy reading!
Swapping her honeymoon trip for a singles cruise should’ve been the one upside to her canceled wedding, but disembarking to discover that a snowstorm has crippled the East Coast flings corporate lawyer Stella Schuster right back into the high-octane anxiety mode she’d been trying to escape. She was supposed to come back from the Caribbean refreshed, relaxed, and ready to become the kind of carefree, spontaneous woman her ex-fiancé left her for. But stuck in Miami with urgent deadlines, no way to get home to Atlanta, and the tension headache from hell, Stella’s facing a long night glued to her laptop in the airport lounge—until a sexy stranger slides into the empty seat at her table.
Defensive midfielder Aaron Jackson may be one of the lesser lights in Atlanta Skyline’s high-profile line-up—he definitely doesn’t get paid like a star—but he gets to do what he loves, and that’s all he cares about. As in, that’s genuinely all he cares about. Aaron lives for the moment, thrives on uncertainty and adventure, fully embraces his commitment phobia and steers well clear of stress-heads too focused on planning every minute to enjoy the one they’re in—stress-heads exactly like the stunning woman scowling at her laptop screen.
Just as Stella decides that an airport quickie might be the perfect way to usher in her new self, their flight goes from delayed to canceled, stranding them in Miami along with hundreds of other passengers. The only way back to Atlanta is on a road trip that will force Stella to focus on today, tempt Aaron to consider tomorrow, and maybe even lead to the shared future neither of them ever imagined they wanted—if they’re brave enough to follow the winding road of fate.