Hollis Shiloh

romance

Monday, December 29, 2014

story by Carol Davis


A short, sweet gay romance, about summers of love and loss... 

Jeremy Cole is a success, by anyone's standards: he runs a popular online magazine, and two of his books have hit the best-seller lists. Though he's quiet and a little clumsy, his family and friends adore him. But throughout his life, he's known there was something missing - the person who would make him complete. Someone he met years ago, during a summer he spent at the lake with his grandparents. Someone who sent him postcards and dozens of little gifts, someone who led him on great adventures... and then disappeared from his life, only to return a decade later. Someone who comes and goes on a whim, chasing a goal Jeremy can't begin to understand. 

After his grandmother's death, Jeremy is faced with selling his family's treasured summer home - and with deciding, once and for all, what to do about Charlie, the only man he's ever loved.



It's on Amazon (and can be borrowed through Kindle Unlimited).  It's sweet rather than sexy, and I found it a very satisfying and fun read.  

~

Carol has been my proofreader on several stories recently.  I like working with her, and she's very nice. So...I was excited when she told me she was writing a gay romance short story for the first time, trying her hand at a story idea she'd had.  She let me read it, and I was blown away by how much I liked it.  

It felt like a pretty big responsibility to me to be the one to read it first, but I'm happy to say I loved it.  I hope she'll write lots more in future.  I'm always looking for new authors to read.  :-D

To a great editor and a great writer, best wishes for 2015!!  

Monday, December 22, 2014

Mystery at Skeffield Manor



Old friends, new friends, magic and mystery...

Join Wes and Kit, Robert and Louie, and their friends and family at Skeffield Manor. Except that there is mischief afoot here...in the beautiful country home and with a mysterious magical object.

A story told from multiple points of view. 

Takes place after "Wes and Kit" and "Robert and Louie." Other stories set in the same universe: "Like A One-Eyed Cat" and "Gear Heart." 

This story contains some magic, some steampunk elements, and has a low-medium heat rating. 

Length: approx. 62,000 words 


Buy or Borrow Links:

Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RAS3MJQ

Amazon UK:
 http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00RAS3MJQ


If you need a review copy or another format, please let me know!  Thank you!


Also available for Pre-order



Being mates makes everything perfect--doesn't it?

Sean is happy with his mate, Tom. As far as he's concerned, life is golden. Except for when it isn't. Their work is dangerous. While Sean's recovering from his most recent injury, he hears a little girl in his head, calling for help. And his wolf side is acting up: too sensitive, too vulnerable. He needs Tom more than ever, especially when it means facing his family and old wounds. Even if things are never truly right for his wolf side, at least he has his mate who will never leave him...right?

Takes place after "My Partner the Wolf"

Approx. 90,000 words. Some angst. Some wolf stuff. Lots of love. Happy ending. (I promise!) 

Sexiness level: Medium-ish 

Pre-order available: or borrow through Kindle Unlimited when it's released. 

Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00R35F1WW

Amazon UK:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00R35F1WW


(Review copies will be available then!)  :-)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Fall


Ettore and Liam are trying to make their way in a city where life is sometimes magical, sometimes unbelievably hardscrabble. As rising boxers, they're scheduled to fight one another. Liam doesn't think anything can interfere with their feelings for each other. That is, if they do both feel the same. But in their world, many things can keep two young men apart. Do they have any chance at a life together? 


Length: 22,000 words

Some angst. Happy ending.
Heat level: fairly low



Amazon: 

Amazon UK: 
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00PFXRE1U

If you need a different format or a review copy, please write to me and I'll give it to you.  :-)

Monday, November 10, 2014

pre-orders available!


Ettore and Liam are trying to make their way in a city where life is sometimes magical, sometimes unbelievably hardscrabble. As rising boxers, they're scheduled to fight one another. Liam doesn't think anything can interfere with their feelings for each other. That is, if they do both feel the same. But in their world, many things can keep two young men apart. Do they have any chance at a life together? 


Length: 22,000 words
Some angst. Happy ending.
Heat level: fairly low


Amazon: 

Amazon UK: 





Yeah, Seth knows Joe is a little older--but he doesn't realize the foxy gentleman is thirty years older. Twenty-three vs. fifty-three is kind of a big deal. Is there any chance for things to work out between a laid-back surfer and an older guy with heart problems and an overly chivalrous nature? 





Let me know if you want to be a reviewer or will need a different format.  I will make a list and send you a copy when it's released!  :-)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Tiger's Breath


Tiger's Breath

Kyle and Justin are just friends, right? Well, friends who have weird superpowers—like Justin turning into a tiger and Kyle being able to control the cold (sort of). But maybe they're more than friends, too... 

Justin doesn't want to admit to his feelings, especially since Kyle is a little younger than him and seems so vulnerable and damaged.

There's more at work in their lives than sometimes out-of-control powers or teasing and flirting: there's a protective and easily annoyed boss, and unexpected danger. Because even out-of-control powers are of use to somebody. 


Length: 31,000 words 
Heat level: very low



Buy (or borrow through Kindle Unlimited) at:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P1KAFKO/
Amazon UK:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00P1KAFKO

If you need another format (for free) or a review copy (or an I-might-review copy) I will send it to you, just email me!  :-) 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Elves and Deer

Yes, a Christmas story is released in October!  What can I say, I tend to write Christmassy stories more than Halloweeny stories.  :-)






Elves and Deer


Greer is a reindeer shifter working at a magical shipping hub up North. He has little use for or understanding of elves—such delicate, short-lived creatures—but he tries to do his best by the ones in his life. And it seems like more and more are coming into his life, confusing and frustrating him, needing help, needing rescued. 

Since Greer is always busy, it's easy to overlook the things he doesn't want to acknowledge—until a terrible danger gives him unwanted time to think…and to realize there's just one elf who means more to him than he's ever wanted to admit. 

A Christmas tale 
38,000 words 
Heat level: very low


Buy (or borrow through Kindle Unlimited) at:

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OZ1SLVK
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00OZ1SLVK

If you need another format (for free) or a review copy (or an I-might-review copy) I will send it to you, just email me!  :-) 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

things about writing

So, you may or may not know I'm a fan of the Dean Wesley Smith school of writing fast and letting your right-brain have more control than your left- brain.  It's the creative side, and accessed more easily than when you're writing slowly and agonizing over the plot, it seems.  It tends to work well for me, and sometimes the faster I write a story, the better it is overall.  (Of course, you have to make time for changes and edits--fixing the things you didn't get right in the first draft!)  There's a certain amount of jumping off a cliff and learning to fly...and a certain amount of trusting the process, fighting back your fear, and seeing what your subconscious wants to talk about today.  You'll be surprised how fun it is, if you haven't tried!

I tend to focus on this method when I talk about writing.  But the truth is there's another method I follow.  The method of starting a story, getting stuck, and letting it stew for weeks or months till I can tackle it again with fresh ideas.  I find this process discouraging.  I don't like it very much.  It feels like a kind of death, setting a story aside and knowing I may never finish it.  (And with many, I really don't--even ones that are really quite long.)

But this method is as tried and tested and true, for me at least, as the other.  It's whatever a story demands.  I could tell you which of my stories have taken the longest and the least amount of time to finish.  (I'd rather not, though!!)  ;)  It's surprising that some stories have taken so long, but it's because of this--getting stuck and having to just give up and set them aside.

For some people, outlining works and they don't get stuck this way.  But normal outlines don't tend to work for me.  I do, however, take a lot of notes about character and the direction of the story and things I'd like to work in--themes, plot elements, emotions.  Stuff like that.   They tend to be short notes in my handwriting, which probably nobody else could actually read, but they can help jog my memory and settle my ideas and plans.

And then sometimes I write out what I think will happen and the exact opposite happens.  Or nothing happens, because it's another "lost story."

I have so many unfinished stories on my computer, and I'd be lying if I said they didn't discourage me.  But for me, it's part of the process.   Jumping off the cliff, flying on the way down, not knowing if the story is going to work, trusting the process...  And seeing some littered wrecks along the way.  I have to trust and hope that each one taught me something.  And maybe some of them are still in the other process, and somewhere my subconscious is planning how to finish them.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Dirt Magic



Dirt Magic, by Hollis Shiloh


Trey has dirt magic.  It's messy and not very fun.  But some miners in his old hometown are trapped underground, and he feels duty-bound to see if he can help.  He doesn't expect to meet a nerdy, weird gay romance writer who just might have a talent or two of his own.  But Leo has a way of growing on Trey—and together, they might just have what the situation requires.  Not to mention each other…


A quirky gay paranormal romance

Length: 18,000 words 

Heat level: low



Purchase or Borrow:





This story turned out weird.  It's just...the characters are weird.   It's not terribly sexy but the main character has, what my mother used to call "a dirty mouth on him." 

There are a couple of tongue in cheek references in this story--some of them more authentic than you'd think.  

I, like the author character in this book, am sometimes really annoyed by editing, and the fact that I've found myself writing "than" instead of "that" accidentally.  

I also do some of my editing on my ereader.  I also love Fiestaware.  (It's bright and pretty!).  I have a Doctor Who themed mug that I love.  I want to buy this shirt, although I don't own it yet: http://shirt.woot.com/offers/go-sports

And I really enjoy writing my stories, even if I don't always think they're very good.

But that's all.  Nothing else about this story is true to my life!   ;)

Hope you have a great (and not paranormal) Halloween!
(NOTE: this story is not Halloween themed.)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A Good Place - short story




Jesse is looking to get back to the land. He jumps at the chance when an old friend offers him a job on his ranch…even before he meets the quiet, handsome, and scarred ex-Marine who works there as a cook. 

A short, sweet gay romance - 12,700 words 
Heat level: very low 


Amazon

Amazon UK


Currently only on Amazon - if you need a different file, or a review copy, please write to me!  :-)
  
(If you are trying using the Kindle Unlimited program, you can read it for free and I will still be paid.)

Sunday, October 5, 2014

news!!

So, a big day today.

Brian's Mate is both a Rainbow Award Honorable Mention and a Rainbow Award Finalist in the Gay Paranormal Romance  section.  (It's still on sale at Dreamspinner, too.)

And...I just signed a contract for the second book in this series!!  :-D  It's currently called "Farn's Son," though I hope we can find a better title before it comes out.  (If you recall, Farn...and his son...were sort of the villains in Brian's Mate, so hopefully you'll find this interesting!  Farn isn't exactly homophobic...he just doesn't want his own son to be gay.  But his son is...and that means striking out on his own and finding a way to build a life.

It's tentatively scheduled for May / June 2015 from Dreamspinner Press.  I'm excited!!  :-)  (This is a full length novel so it will be out in print!)

(By the way, My Partner the Wolf, which isn't published through DSP, is in the same universe, but with a completely different slant or focus.  My Dreamspinner wolf title(s) more or less revolve around family and mates and sweet relationship growth.  Partner revolves around angst...with a little crime solving thrown in!  But mostly angst, to be honest.  ;)  I hope to write lots more in each vein, but...we'll see!  :-D

In other news, I am currently reading the Whyborne and Griffin series (loving it!!!) and recently fell in love with Amy Crook's books "The Courtship of Julian St. Albans" and "The Apprenticeship of Julian St. Albans."  So sweet!  (I've actually been reading lots more but I've been too busy to post properly about them all.  There are so many good books out there!!)

Also tried my hands at Twitter fic...not sure that's the perfect format for me, LOL.  https://twitter.com/thehollisshiloh  ;)

You guys take care now, and I hope you have a great week.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

upcoming stories

Here are the covers for some of my upcoming stories:



cover design by Book Cover Artistry




cover design by Clarissa Yeo
http://yocladesigns.com/ 




cover design by Marion Sipe, Dreamspring Design




Tuesday, September 16, 2014

My Partner the Wolf


Cover done by the brilliant & skillful Kanaxa.  Editing by the ever-wonderful Martin O'Hearn.  :-)

So, I'm really excited about this one!  I hope you guys will like it.  :-)

I'm launching it at 99 cents for only a couple of days, so get your copy while it's cheap.  (Or borrow through Kindle Unlimited in the US.)


If you need a review copy or a different format, please write to me!  



Here's what it's about:


Chemistry off the charts—but is that enough?

Tom Langley and Sean Goods work together in a human-and-wolf shifter partnership, assisting the police, rushing in to solve crimes wherever their bosses send them. They're a great team, and they have fun together, too: joking and enjoying each other's company in a way that doesn't happen every day. 

Tom is also a married man. And his husband hates the wolf shifter with a passion. Tom tries to balance the sides of his life—one minute on a high-pressure chase with Sean, the next placating his husband Lowell. 

Then the unthinkable happens: his marriage ends. Heartbroken, he's not expecting to ever get over Lowell's betrayal or to be able to love again. 

Sean offers a solution: sex as friends. They have chemistry, and they trust each other. 

But can they change their partnership that much? And is Sean secretly harboring feelings for him—expecting more than just sex? 

Sean is a loveable, funny, strong, and protective. He's the best buddy a guy could have. But Tom might not be able to keep from breaking his heart—if Sean is in love with him, and Tom can't love him back. 


Standalone novel from Hollis Shiloh

Sexiness level: Medium-high 

Length: 78,000 words 

Themes: paranormal, contemporary, cops, partners, wolf shifters / werewolves, friends-to-lovers, angst, emotional 



Excerpt: 

I walked up to him and dug my hand into the ruff of his neck, grounding him. He'd started to shake from the tension. The whole case, the little girl's life, it all rested on his shoulders right now, and there was no escaping that in any form. 

"C'mon, bud. You'll be all right. Want a drink?" 

He hesitated. 

I nudged him with my knee. "While the air clears." I started to reach into the backpack for a bottle of water. I always brought some with us, especially in the heat. He could get dehydrated if he wasn't careful. 

He shook his head, pushing past me, moving on, at first without any assurance, and then more confidently. He was moving off the road now, casting around in the grass on the verge and the bushes. I couldn't see any tire marks. 

All of a sudden he gave off an arf that told me to hurry up, and off he dashed into the undergrowth. 

What the hell? Well, I wasn't going to doubt him. 

I looked back at the men. "We're close. Radio for backup. And remember we're probably dealing with a hostage situation." 

We could all hope the girl was alive, anyway. He'd damned well better hope she was. Whoever he was. 

I saw one of them lifting the radio to call in more people. Then I charged into the undergrowth after Sean.



Buy links:

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00NN6LEDU
Amazon Germany: http://www.amazon.de/dp/B00NN6LEDU



Contact me for other formats.  I'm easy about it, I promise!  

Monday, September 1, 2014

Through A Fog



Seasickness and an annoying (and strangely attractive) officer are the least of Mark's worries as he transports a huge, magical egg across the ocean on a wooden ship. Because the egg is beginning to hatch…

Length: 15,000 words 
Heat level: low 
Angst: some 

A new gay romance / fantasy short story from Hollis Shiloh.


Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N1LNFRK
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00N1LNFRK

If you need a different format or a review copy, please contact me!  :-)

Robert and Louie



Hired to redecorate the Skeffield country home, Louie is both attracted to Robert Skeffield and abashed by him in equal measures. Louie, who favors bright clothing and has never been called butch in his life, has little in common with gorgeous, masculine, and closeted army officer Robert. But not everything is as it appears, at Skeffield Manor or in their hearts… 



Takes place after "Wes and Kit"


This story contains some minor steampunk elements, magical elements, mysterious elements, flirting, a dog, and a strawberry-colored waistcoat.


Sensual rating: very low


Length: 30,500 words 




Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N396T6O


Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00N396T6O



If you need a review copy or a different format, please write to me!  Thank you.  :-)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Wes and Kit





Wes and Kit


Wes has a soft heart—even if it is a gear heart from when he was mechanicalized during the war. Now close to homeless and in desperate straits, he still finds himself taking on a stray dog—and helping out an injured man he stumbles across in an alleyway.


That's how he meets Kit. A harmless, gentle clock repairman with a heart condition of his own, Kit is in danger…because he's working on a certain clock.

He hires Wes to protect him until the danger is past…whatever its cause. But they find their feelings for each other are becoming too strong to ignore, despite the danger.

When a chance to solve the mystery presents itself, Wes finds he might just lose the man he's come to love…if he can't find Kit in time.



Length: 37,000 words

Steampunk elements, mystery elements, some violence


Heat level: Low

Amazon
Amazon UK

(Other formats available upon request - please contact me!)

My steampunk stories

They are, perhaps more accurately, "steampunk related."  The steampunk elements are somewhat light compared to the romance.  :-)







Like A One-Eyed Cat

Jimmy's not good at trusting people. He grew up a chimney sweep and starving alleyway scruff. Even now, fully grown and an army veteran to boot, he's half-wild and only trusts one man, "the boss," a gentle man he works for occasionally. Jim certainly never intends to trust anyone else, but then he ends up working an investigation job for the boss next to a scarred ex-soldier with surprisingly gentle ways.


A touch of mystery, low sexiness, light steampunk elements. 

~21,000 words


Amazon
Amazon UK
Scribd
AllRomance Ebooks (coming soon)
Barnes & Noble
Kobo
ITunes







Gear Heart

Living with a gear heart made from magic and machinery, Auden knows his lifespan will be shortened. Now a second-class citizen, he's part of the household of Dr. Gregory—the man who stitched him back to life years ago during the war. And now Dr. Gregory is being threatened.

A friendly (sometimes too friendly) police officer named Owen is assigned to help protect the aging doctor. Auden could resent the policeman who's come to help with security. Instead, he finds himself drawn to the attractive, flirtatious Owen, who somehow doesn't let Auden's cold nature scare him away. And that holds a different kind of danger for Auden's heart.


Length: 23,600 words 


Steampunk elements 


Steamy: yes 


Amazon
Amazon UK
AllRomance Ebooks
Kobo
Scribd
Barnes & Noble









Wes and Kit


Wes has a soft heart—even if it is a gear heart from when he was mechanicalized during the war. Now close to homeless and in desperate straits, he still finds himself taking on a stray dog—and helping out an injured man he stumbles across in an alleyway.


That's how he meets Kit. A harmless, gentle clock repairman with a heart condition of his own, Kit is in danger…because he's working on a certain clock.

He hires Wes to protect him until the danger is past…whatever its cause. But they find their feelings for each other are becoming too strong to ignore, despite the danger.

When a chance to solve the mystery presents itself, Wes finds he might just lose the man he's come to love…if he can't find Kit in time.



Length: 37,000 words

Steampunk elements, mystery elements, some violence



Heat level: Low


Amazon
Amazon UK

(Other formats available upon request - please contact me!)





Coming in September:

Robert and Louie

Thursday, July 24, 2014

His Kind of Home



Jack hates the new gardener. Matt was hired by the wizard to repair Jack's hacking efforts. He's also blond and perfect, with good looks that make Jack feel uglier than dirt—and fill him with a strange longing. 

Jack has never fit in anywhere, belonged anywhere. Hired straight from the orphanage, used to fighting for survival, he's always longed for family and love. 

Now gentle, magical Matt seems willing to be his friend—or more than a friend? 

The arrival of caravan travelers turns Jack's life upside down. They might just be his true family—a family that actually wants him. 

Could this be his first real chance at belonging? And if so, where does Matt fit in his new life? 


Heat rating: very low 
Length: ~29,000 words 


Currently only on Amazon - if you need a different file, or a review copy, please write to me!  :-)



(If you are trying out the Kindle Unlimited program in the US, you can read it for free and I will still be paid.)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Jude's Magic - ARe!


So this was pretty exciting: my story, Jude's Magic, is currently #43 out of 50 on the bestseller list at ARe.  (They gave me an icon and everything!)

Here's the story:
https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-jude039smagic-1575230-145.html

And here's the bestseller list:
https://www.allromanceebooks.com/bestsellers.html

(Look quick if you want to see it, because I don't know how long that will last!!)

In other news, I'm working on some wolf stuff that I hope will be fun to read, and should have "His Kind of Home" released before the end of the month, if all goes to plan.  :-)

Hope you have a great Monday!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Dreamspinner Press specials

I'm really enjoying Dreamspinner's Press "Christmas In July" specials!  A new couple of books every day on sale for 99 cents.  I stay up till midnight so I can find out what they are.  I'm too excited to wait till morning!!  Finding some great books this way.  Also, one of my Dreamspinner stories will be on sale one of the days of this month!!  Nope, can't tell you which one or when.  ;)  But it's really exciting for me!  I know, I should find a hobby or something...  :-)  

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A Bad Case

My latest one is out, guys!  (Sorry I didn't make it for the June release!  I really thought I would!)


A Bad Case, by Hollis Shiloh



Joe needs someone with the second sight to help him. He's on a case, a case that starts out as finding missing jewelry and soon entails a wicked and otherworldly element. 

Helping him is the unearthly and beautiful Lee, who's attracted to him but shy about it. Hell, Joe understand that. It's 1955, after all. But even between dealing with a wicked fae and the obligation to his client, he's starting to fall for Lee. And Lee might just be falling for him back. 

Now if only they can survive. 



Heat level: low 

Word count: 22,000 + words



It's for sale at:

All Romance eBooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-abadcase-1559873-145.html

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Bad-Case-Hollis-Shiloh-ebook/dp/B00LG0SUUK/

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bad-Case-Hollis-Shiloh-ebook/dp/B00LG0SUUK/

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1119907487?ean=9781498983495&itm=1&usri=9781498983495

Inktera: http://www.inktera.com/store/title/780add23-0dd6-4741-8e38-3d860f69fd65

Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/book/232202400/A-Bad-Case

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/a-bad-case-1

And hopefully more vendors soon.  :-)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Memories and Marco

Memories and Marco





Jace is a washed-up ex-boxer living with daily pain and bad judgment in boyfriends. Then his best friend Jeff reintroduces him to the gentle healing magician he used to work with. 

Marco is everything Jace could want—and everything he can't trust himself not to break. Nobody has ever loved Jace, not properly. And Marco is so warm and caring and tenderhearted, he could have anyone. How could they possibly be together—even if Marco did have a crush on Jace all those years ago? 

But not everything is as it seems, and there is darker magic at work than anyone has guessed so far. Trusting Marco is no longer the hardest thing in Jace's life…but rather, keeping him safe. No matter what it takes. 


Heat level: low-medium 

Length: approx. 42,000 words 

This story stands alone, but takes place in the same world as Jude's Magic, Magic for Lee, and Through the Window.


Cover art by Wicked Knight Designs.  Editing by Martin O'Hearn.  Story by me!

$3.99 on Amazon.  


Please let me know if you need a different format or a review copy.  I will send you one.   [hollis.shiloh AT gmail.com]

This story takes place in the same world as Jude's Magic, Magic for Lee, and Through the Window.  It stands alone.  You don't need to read the other stories to read this one!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Gear Heart





Gear Heart
by Hollis Shiloh

Living with a gear heart made from magic and machinery, Auden knows his lifespan will be shortened. Now a second-class citizen, he's part of the household of Dr. Gregory—the man who stitched him back to life years ago during the war. And now Dr. Gregory is being threatened. 

A friendly (sometimes too friendly) police officer named Owen is assigned to help protect the aging doctor. Auden could resent the policeman who's come to help with security. Instead, he finds himself drawn to the attractive, flirtatious Owen, who somehow doesn't let Auden's cold nature scare him away. And that holds a different kind of danger for Auden's heart.



Length: 23,600 words 

Steampunk elements 

Steamy: yes 

Takes place in the same world as "Like A One-Eyed Cat." Each story stands alone.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KUI3AN6

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00KUI3AN6

This story is once again only available on Amazon.  I take full responsibility for that, and if you need a different format, I'll send it to you. Just write me: hollis.shiloh AT gmail.com

Monday, June 2, 2014

new cover art


Each of these stories should be available later this month.   :) 


Driving to a new job, Joe sees a guy walking along the side of the road, looking like he's been hurt. That's how he meets Tate. This is their story.

Contemporary New Adult gay romance short story
13,500 words 
Heat level: low 

Happy ending: yes 
Cover design by the fabulous Clarissa Yeo.  

In hindsight, this probably looks a lot sexier than it is!  It's actually a short, sweet New Adult romance.  :-)





Cover design by the fabulous Victoria Davies.  

(This story takes place in the same world as Like A One-Eyed Cat, although you don't remotely have to read them together.  And it's rather, ahem, sexy.)



Memories and Marco



Cover design by the fabulous Wicked Knight Designs

(This story takes place in the same world as Jude's Magic, Magic for Lee, and Through the Window.)



A Bad Case



Cover design by the fabulous Melody Simmons.

I don't even know how to describe this one; still working on that!



Hugs, Hollis



Friday, May 16, 2014

Max & Jamie book 3


Max & Jamie book 3


Love him or hate him, there's only one Jamie Wyzacki, the dramatic, insecure painter who desperately loves his policeman husband. Now you can hear what life is like from Jamie's point of view. He struggles as Max pulls away from him, working longer hours and dealing with his father's illness. Is Jamie still a basket case? Yes, he is…but he won't give up on the man he loves, no matter what. 

Jamie is the most insecure man in the world. But knowing it—and knowing his husband Max truly loves him—doesn't always fix everything. Especially when Max starts withdrawing emotionally and working longer hours than ever. His reasons may be good—and may not be—but his absence is tearing the still-fragile Jamie apart. Jamie, with his tendency to be a basket case and his own worst critic, is completely unprepared to deal with being the strong one. 

It starts innocently enough—Jamie overhears his father-in-law make a slighting comment about him…and Max is utterly silent in reply. That's enough to jump-start Jamie's insecurities. Add in Max's newly overloaded schedule and distracted state over his father's poor health, and pretty soon Jamie is as big a mess as he ever was. Insecurities dog him, and so do past issues. He can't sleep without getting nightmares when Max isn't there. And so often, Max isn't there. He is withdrawing emotionally because of his father—and more, because of Jamie's inability to be completely open with him. 

Every marriage has rough spots. Jamie and Max's is no exception. Through it all, Jamie tries to make the best of his world and get over his vulnerabilities. And then life throws them another curveball… 


Length: 64,000 words 

Heat level: low



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Monday, May 12, 2014

News



Brian's Mate is now available as an audio book!  It's on Audible and and Amazon, and iTunes.  I'm still reeling that they made it into an audio book, but very happy too!



This is the cover for the third Max & Jamie book.  It should be available in 3-5 days.  It is the longest by far, and this time it's from Jamie's point of view.  The cover was designed for me by Alchemy Book Covers. 



Gear Heart will be available the first week of June!  



Wednesday, April 23, 2014

2 stories released

Here are two stories:



Jimmy's not good at trusting people. He grew up a chimney sweep and starving alleyway scruff. Even now, fully grown and an army veteran to boot, he's half-wild and only trusts one man, "the boss," a gentle man he works for occasionally. Jim certainly never intends to trust anyone else, but then he ends up working an investigation job for the boss next to a scarred ex-soldier with surprisingly gentle ways.

A touch of mystery, low sexiness, light steampunk elements. 
~21,000 words

This one's launching at 99 cents and will go up in a few days.



In a dark fantasy world, a slave is reluctantly rescued by an innkeeper, and the two men grow and change together.

6,000+ words 
Heat level: low 
Happy ending: yes 
Angst: oh dear yes 


This one will be free from April 24-28 so download your copy then if you think you'll want to read it someday.  :)  Regular price is 99 cents, but it's rather short, and I'd like to say "thanks" to all my great readers so hope you can get it while it's free. 




Decisions...

Lately, having my Spare Words Press books exclusive to Amazon has brought me better sales.  It's how I started, because that was the only way I knew how to publish, and it has become clear that my SWP stories generally sell better if they're exclusive to Amazon.  (I'm still trying to figure out why one Dreamspinner book does better than another, so I'm sure things are complicated!)  

But, since I'm strapped for time now anyway, and the money does matter at this point, perhaps always will...these two stories are exclusive to Amazon for now, and perhaps forever.

BUT...if you need a different format, please just email me and I'll send it to you.  Or you can convert it yourself, but I know that's a lot of trouble.  

I'm sorry for the inconvenience if you don't read on the Kindle.  I do love you all, ever single reader, but this is a financial + time decision right now, and maybe things will change someday.  I'm sorry again if it's more trouble for you.  You can reach me at MY EMAIL anytime.

Hugs & love, Hollis