Friday, December 14, 2018

2 Patreon stories now available widely

2 short stories written for Patreon are now available elsewhere.  :)

Dragon Trees

Ulric is a dragon investigator. Peter is a troublesome merchant. Or possibly...more than that.

~6,000 words


Three Legs

When Jacob wakes up in pain, missing a leg, his life changes forever. Discharged from the military, he has to find a way to heal and live the best life he can. It's easier in wolf form, where he has three legs instead of one. Finding a new home and a place of peace for himself takes effort and time, but it's worth it. Only he starts to feel lonely, as if one more piece is missing...a mate of his own.

~11,000 words

Thursday, November 1, 2018

I'm Your Guy (Shifters and Partners)

I'm Your Guy
by Hollis Shiloh

Harris and James served in the military together, back in the day. Now one is a cop and one is a private eye, but they're both barely making it.

James, half-wolf and secretive about it, has had confused feelings for Harris for a long time. Figuring out he was gay was pretty damned painful, and the only guy he has any real interest in is never going to feel the same way.

As for Harris? Definitely straight. It's odd that he notices guys sometimes, but he's always dated girls. Maybe a little desperately. It's not something he thinks about much — except for when he does.

These days, they try to stay away from each other, but that's not always possible. Throw a sassy fox shifter into the mix, and the things they've both tried to hide might come out after all.

63,000 words
Shifters and Partners #21 (standalone)
Heat: Low

Let me know if you need a review copy (mobi, epub, or pdf).

Monday, October 1, 2018

Love Like A Poem

Love Like A Poem
by Hollis Shiloh

    John spends his days travelling from town to town, a lonely trader who's accepted his loneliness and expects nothing more from life. Then one day he meets an odd, sweet man wandering the lane, a man who's forgotten who he is but who loves books as much as John. John knows it's a bad idea to get involved, but the gentle, clever man is nearly irresistible—and Harris is attracted to John, too. Soon it doesn't matter who he used to be, or what happened in his past, as long as it can't take Harris away from him.

10,570 words 
Previously a Patreon reward

If you need a review copy please let me know, also what format you prefer.  :-)

Note: This month's Patreon short story will be going out shortly.  (Ha ha.)  After that, there will be some changes to the Patreon...

Thursday, September 13, 2018

A Husband for Steel and Blood

A Husband for Steel and Blood 
by Hollis Shiloh

When a young girl implores Edgar Finch to marry her older brother because "Charlie is unhappy," Edgar is at first amused. But Charlie is nephew to the horribly abusive Lord Fitzhannon, whom Edgar has set himself against, and the lad is suffering under Fitzhannon's cruelty.

Marriage is not in Edgar's plans, but he'll save the lad if he can—and marriage may be his one shot. Charlie is nineteen, wild and wounded, and extraordinarily beautiful. The marriage of convenience to Edgar is just what he needs to get free of his awful uncle, and to protect his innocent little sisters.

A rocky alliance between Edgar and Charlie grows into something more companionable, from reluctantly relying on one another to trusting and warm. But Edgar's heart is set on revenge against Fitzhannon, who is responsible for the death of the only man he ever loved. Nothing must get in his way.

He would rather not drag his young husband down with him, much less develop feelings for the brat. Now, if only Charlie would have the good sense not to fall in love with him...

37,500 words

A "Marrying Men" story. These pseudo-historical tales feature men marrying one another in various worlds and ways. Happy ending are to be expected.  

If you need a review copy please let me know, also what format you prefer.  :-)

Thursday, September 6, 2018

A Fox Hunted

A fox shifter is facing his last few breaths before a bloody end when fate gives him a second chance at life...and perhaps a shot at finding love.

4400 words
historical / shifter 
previously a Patreon reward

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

A Marriage Plot (Marrying Men #2)

A Marriage Plot
Hollis Shiloh

Prince Jeremy must marry within the month or lose the throne. He would much rather not be king, but if he must, then he will go about it in the least convenient way possible for the council: holding an open call for a man to marry. Not everything is as it seems, and there are plans within plans. But sometimes even princes get caught in their own clever little plots.

15,000 words

A "Marrying Men" story. These pseudo-historical tales feature men marrying one another in various worlds and ways. Happy ending are to be expected.

I've added a coupon code to Payhip for 30% off anything: F5TXGGEGXP

It's good till the end of October, so no rush.

(Also I'm thinking about making the first of my ESRB books free everywhere, if that works out.)

Friday, August 17, 2018

bumps in the road

The last few months have been full of challenges.  Illness, depression, writing fatigue, world events, family issues, money issues, struggling to be creative, and general health stuff.

The other day I had a car accident.  I am OK (painful bruises, though).

Anyway, life has had some "interesting" curveballs for me this year.  I'm doing my best.  Through it all, I'm always working on one story or another (or editing).

Taxes are a bit of a burden.  The inherent instability of doing something creative as a business has some stress with it.  I'm still passionate about writing, and try to get my stories out in a timely manner.

I'm probably going to change the Patreon; a short story a month is taking away from my longer (and better paying) work.  I have to consider money; I don't have endless time and energy and creativity.  I need to focus where it will be the most valued.

Still figuring it all out.  Hanging in there.  Not giving up--but there have been some challenges.  Now I'm going to shuffle out to the kitchen, drink some cold brew coffee, and look out the window at the sunflowers growing in my garden--and count my blessings.