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.

-Hollis

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

new releases


Vander and Michael loved one another once. Now, Vander is back from a long time at sea, getting his estate in order, and Michael is on the hunt for a rich husband so he can avoid debtor's prison. But when a severe social faux pas leads to a false engagement between the two, there is a great deal at stake. Desperate and sarcastic Michael and severe, far from wealthy Vander find their options closing in and their time running out. Certainly, falling in love again would be a mistake beyond the pale.

22,000 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.



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Taylor is glad to help the cute guy with his cat rescue. But is he imagining these sparks between himself and Marcus?

8,300 words
heat level: sweet

This short story was previously a Patreon reward.





Let me know if you need a review copy of either!


Thursday, June 28, 2018

Starring Role



Starring Role
by Hollis Shiloh
Shifters and Partners #20


It's his dream job—if he can survive it.

Cooper Hayes has finally landed a great role as the main character on a TV show about wolf shifters working with the police. The only problem? He's not a wolf—and the character he's playing is.

Some people aren't happy about that, including the showrunner, Sahil Singh, who's looking for an excuse to get rid of him. Between that, issues with his unfriendly costar, and his own fragile sense of self-worth, this is no time for Coop to be falling for a hot security guard—who just happens to be a wolf.


~67,000 words – very low heat
A Shifters and Partners story


Let me know if you need a review copy!

Friday, June 15, 2018

A Marriage of Friends



Allen would do anything for his best friend Neal—including marrying him so he can get health insurance. But things are complicated. He has feelings for Neal that he's tried to repress...and Neal has enough on his plate, battling chronic depression and anxiety. He doesn't need friendship to become something more...does he?

Heat level: sweet
17,600 words


Note: This was a previous Patreon reward. 




Let me know if you need a review copy!

Friday, May 4, 2018

A Quiet Man


A Quiet Man
by Hollis Shiloh


Tomas Quiróz is a quiet guy. He's content with his books and his job as a cop, and working with his wolf shifter friend, Riley. But lately, Tomas is lonely — and he starts feeling strangely drawn to a cute guy. Between discovering new things about himself and trying to navigate a possible relationship, Tomas has to deal with Riley's jealous husband, the new guy at the precinct who wants to be friends (or more than friends?), and finding the best way to be himself.



60,700 words – very low heat

A Shifters and Partners story

Takes place after "LOYAL" and contains characters from that story



Let me know if you need a review copy!


Patreon members who pledged $5/month or more will be getting this story thru email...no need to buy it!

P.S.  The May Patreon short story for all patrons will go out soon.  Thanks.  

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Off the Shelves



Off the Shelves

A librarian is called in to investigate the mystery of books flying off a mansion's shelves — literally. Instead of answers, he finds himself falling for the mansion's oddly handsome owner.

Jason isn't particularly magical — he works in the library — but he's the one who ends up being sent to investigate, all on his own. What sounds like a difficult chore at first becomes a lot more enjoyable after he meets Tobias, mysterious and quirky, but very sensual, too...

The two men might not find the answers they thought they were looking for, but they find one another.


A Men of Magic story
Medium heat
17,400 words
A standalone story


Note: if you were a Patreon member during the month of January, you received this story already, no need to get it again!  



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P.S. Patreon short story for April will go out soon.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Someone Else's Wolf


Someone Else's Wolf
by Hollis Shiloh


Shane is a burned-out cop trying to mind his own business. Peter's the new wolf at the precinct. Nerdy, awkward, and oddly attractive — and he seems strangely drawn to Shane.

Peter already has a partner on the job, the jealous and protective Sue. So, what's the deal? Maybe he wants something else from Shane. Maybe his interest is purely personal...and not in the least professional. Shane's starting to feel pretty unprofessional himself.

But having feelings for Peter is riskier than Shane could ever have guessed.


56,600 words

Payhip [use this code for 25% off: TR526G1WVC]
Scribd



Please let me know if you need a review copy!  They're always free, of course.  :)

The Payhip coupon is good on any of my stories for sale there.  It expires April 1.

I apologize for not having my books on Google Play right now.  I've had a lot on my plate and haven't managed to get it done yet.  (Hopefully soon.)