Hollis Shiloh

Hollis Shiloh - author

Thursday, December 29, 2016

a (late) christmas story




The Christmas Divorce

by Hollis Shiloh

     Sean and Jem are getting a divorce. It's a sad way to spend Christmas, apart for the first time in years, but times change and love dies. Jem has been trying hard to move on with his life...but now Sean's back asking for his help. Sean's parents are coming over for Christmas, and he doesn't want to tell them about the divorce and ruin their holiday. If Jem will just come back for a few days, to decorate and keep up the pretense till after Christmas, he'd be ever so grateful...

Length: 15,483 words

Heat level: medium-high





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See?  I wrote a Christmas story after all!  :-)  Sorry I didn't have it out before Christmas, though!  Hope you are all doing OK.  XO Hollis

Saturday, December 17, 2016

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Shifters and Partners Box Set 1-10



Shifters and Partners
Box Set 1-10
by Hollis Shiloh

over 482,000 words of fiction

$9.99 for the entire series so far:

My Partner the Wolf
My Partner and Me
Joey and the Fox
My Sahil
Partners in Deed
Some Reservations
Shelter
FOXED
Trey's Partner
Journey

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Journey (shifters & partners #10)


Journey
by Hollis Shiloh

 A shifters and partners story

From the moment they meet, Nat feels a strong connection with the injured wolf...and later with the same gorgeous man.  Nat is just an ordinary cop, with his own problems and insecurities, but if he can help Journey in any way, he'd love to.

He'd also love to date the sweet, handsome shifter, although that might be more complicated than he first thought.  Two men navigate the waters of learning to trust, love, and accept themselves and each other, as they work to build a life together.

~51,000 words
Heat level: very low

keywords: shifters, relationship growth, asexuality, self-acceptance, sweet gay romance





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I appreciate all you guys.  I hope you are
all taking care of yourself right now.  xo

👬

p.s.
some fall snapshots from me....




Saturday, November 5, 2016

Journey - coming soon


Journey

by Hollis Shiloh

 A shifters and partners story

From the moment they meet, Nat feels a strong connection with the injured wolf...and later with the same gorgeous man.  Nat is just an ordinary cop, with his own problems and insecurities, but if he can help Journey in any way, he'd love to.

He'd also love to date the sweet, handsome shifter, although that might be more complicated than he first thought.  Two men navigate the waters of learning to trust, love, and accept themselves and each other, as they work to build a life together.

~51,000 words
Heat level: very low
keywords: shifters, relationship growth, asexuality, self-acceptance, sweet gay romance


release date: Nov. 15


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Other stuff:

I'm working on FOXED UP with a goal to have it finished and published in December.  I'm hoping to have the sequel to Forgotten Things ready for January (although a lot depends on variables I'm not always able to control).

I'm also have another shifters and partners story just barely started.  (I have a lot of ideas for that series, lately.)  And there might be more of the ESRB in future, and perhaps a fantastical / historical story of another bent.  It's all a bit uncertain to be honest.

Last month was my lowest word count month so far this year; a lot of things contributed to that.  My hope is that I get a lot of inspiration and have some huge word count days this month, and really catch up with everything I've been wanting to write.

However, I've been learning lately that I really can't force it.  Sometimes, I have to let my muse work at its own pace, however much I'd like to "go faster!"  If I don't listen, there will be a cost somewhere, either in my person health or in the story I'm writing.

This is one reason I haven't written more "baking bears" books recently.  I thought I had some more ideas...but the muse does NOT want to work on that series again.  If it happens, it happens...but I can't force it.

Anyway, that's how things are going with me (related to writing, at least).  Hope you guys are doing OK and getting through this month...

~H.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Sweet Scents


Sweet Scents
by Hollis Shiloh
A Sweet Briar Farm story

Jon, 18, is a bunny shifter who's very youthful-looking for his age...and very gay. He's so happy with life on Sweet Briar Farm, now that he's safe and free from bullies.

Fitch, 17, is a skunk shifter who just arrived. Trusting anyone is hard for him, and he throws up a barrier of assumed toughness. He's survived a lot of pain and doesn't want more. But he can't resist Jon's warm friendliness.

The two boys are drawn inexplicably to one another. Will they be friends for life...or more than friends? And what, precisely, does that mean for two boys who'd never been particularly interested in sex?

Sweet Briar Farm is a place for them to heal, to find themselves, and to find each other...whatever that means to the two of them.

A Sweet Briar Farm story
25,000 words
Heat level: very low

Keywords: New adult, gay romance, asexuality, shifter tale, rabbit shifter

sweet gay romance set in the same world as the "Shifters and Partners" series but can be read alone




Review copies are always free!  Write to me at hollis.shiloh AT gmail.com!


cute critters in a field...a playful 
art by the amazing TatianaOnegina: 


My books are out of Kindle Unlimited right now, and I don't know if/when they will be back.  In the meantime, I have some books available at these different vendors, and will be uploading more when I can:







And here is a look at my next upcoming title:


Journey, by Hollis Shiloh 
a shifters & partners story


Thursday, October 20, 2016

A general post of sorts


Hi guys.  This is a sort-of update.  I'm working on a new release, and it should be out within the next day or so.  (It's another bunny shifter book...but a little different.)

In the meantime, here's a picture I took over the summer.  I think it turned out pretty well:


I recently bought a book on identifying trees in my local area, so hopefully I will soon be well-versed in nature!  (Okay, maybe not.)  I also saw a bald eagle eating a dead fish!  Although I didn't get a picture of that (the eagle or the fish).


I'm trying to see if it works for me to be an Amazon Associate and earn money from clicks, so I'll be starting to link my books that way from now on, if it works out for me.  I was too intimidated to try for a long time.

On that crass, commercial note, here are some things I've gotten recently through Amazon, and quite liked:

  (Amazon affiliated links)


 
(an interesting movie)


(audiobook)


(3D wall stickers--very cute but don't stay up very well!)


(I love this!  I feel OK on it, when I mostly couldn't drink coffee at all for years!)



(These kitty sticky notes are a lot more use than you'd think!)

And of course, last but not least, for making healthier cocoa...and you know I need my cocoa!!!  (I still maintain it helps my brainpower, and believe me, I need all I can get!)  ;-)





Well, there are actually a lot of stressful things going on in my life right now, but I wanted to focus on some upbeat stuff, as well as trying out these affiliate links things.  

I'll be posting the new book's details soon.  In the meantime, here are some other people's books I've enjoyed a lot recently.  (Links go to Goodreads.)







...and, well, a lot more, if I'm honest.  (I read a lot of books!)

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Forgotten Things


Forgotten Things
(Men of Magic #1)
by Hollis Shiloh

Magic takes a toll. It shortens lives, damages people, and lets magicians be used as weapons in a war. 

Jocelyn is one magician who survived that bad time and still works for the magical ministry — or rather, overworks for them. To all appearances, he's pulled together, competent, and functional. Although he has bad memories and nightmares, he manages. But he would like more from life: to find a man he can love. 

A forgotten file tells of several magicians who were put in a mental hospital after the war. Finding no other records on the subject, Jocelyn must take a trip to the sanatorium to sort things out. 

One damaged magician is still there after all these years: a handsome, sweet man with missing memories, a shy, gentle nature, and a great love of drawing. 

And the moment he meets Ellis, Jocelyn knows: This is him. He's the one. Can two damaged men help each other heal, survive all dangers, and find true love? 


40,000 words 
Very low heat

Available in Kindle Unlimited


art by the amazing TatianaOnegina: 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

KNOW



KNOW
by Hollis Shiloh
Hugh and Jem work together as a team for the ESRB. Hugh's just a regular ex-cop, but Jem always knows the odds — of anything — and he's always right. It certainly hasn't made his life any easier.
Working for the ESRB has its challenges, such as when trying to track down Martin, a powerful empath who doesn't want to be found. Martin also happens to be the one person who might just make Hugh and Jem face the suppressed attraction between them.
Knowing the odds can't always protect two men from danger, though — and their fledgling relationship will be soon put to a terrible test.
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A Men of the ESRB story
50,000 words
Heat: low
a Men of the ESRB novel
gay paranormal romance
The Extra Sensory Regulatory Bureau rates talented individuals like empaths and clairvoyants. They have special gifts — and often some extra burdens that go along with them. The ESRB takes care of its own, but these guys still have a lot to figure out about life — and love. Stay tuned for more tales from the men of the ESRB.

Buy now:

Amazon

All Romance eBooks

Amazon UK

Amazon DE

For review copies, please write to me! Thank you! :-)


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Trey's Partner - a shifters and partners novel


A Shifters and Partners Novel 





Trey's Partner

by Hollis Shiloh

Trey's life has been one of protection and privation. Facing a hungry winter, he leaves his mountain home and family and goes looking for work in the human world. The "wolf school" seems like a good choice. He might not know much about the modern world, but if he can learn to work with a human, he'll earn a good living, never go hungry again, and help his family survive, too.

It's just a job, and he doesn't understand why some shifters are so fussy about who they team up with. Finding the perfect partner is a no-brainer for Trey. He just needs someone he trusts and can work with — someone who isn't overly emotional. Trey easily finds the right partner — as long as his choice agrees to it. As long as no emotions get involved.

Heat level: very low 
45,000 words 
A Shifters and Partners Novel 


REVIEW COPIES ARE ALWAYS FREE.  Email me: 
hollis.shiloh AT gmail.com  (Replace the AT with @) Let me know if you want a PDF, EPUB, or MOBI

NOTE: This title may go into Kindle Unlimited at some point - it's all a bit up in the air at the moment.

Bestseller at All Romance eBooks during 1st week of release.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

STRANDS


STRANDS
by Hollis Shiloh

Gareth Silverman has been locked up, away from his magic — and is slowly dying. Silus is desperate to get him free. With the help of friends from Skeffield Manor, he might just manage it...but at what cost?

Join friends old and new — magicians, mechanicalized men, and others, including one sparkly designer — at the revolving doors of Skeffield Manor, as it once again becomes a stage for magic, mystery...and love.

Takes place after "Mystery at Skeffield Manor," and in the same universe as "Wes and Kit" and "Robert and Louie," "Like A One-Eyed Cat," "Cold Hands Warm Heart," and "Gear Heart."

A story told from multiple points of view.

Length: approx. 54,000 words 
Heat level: Low





The book is currently in Kindle Unlimited.



This is the long awaited (well, by me, anyway) sequel to "Mystery at Skeffield Manor" (and related stories).

It includes cameos from almost every character I've written in this universe. (I never managed to include anyone from Gear Heart; the story had to come first not the cameos!)



If at any time you need a copy for any reason (different format, etc), just contact me and I'll get you a review copy. (Even if you don't end up reviewing it, that's fine!) Remember to specify format, please. Hollis.shiloh@gmail.com.  Always glad to hear from you!  :-)

Friday, June 10, 2016

Upcoming Stories


(takes place after Mystery at Skeffield Manor)



sequel to "FOXED"


more in the ESRB series



And another Sweet Briar Farm story

Friday, May 20, 2016

Still Fireproof



Still Fireproof

by Hollis Shiloh
(takes place after Fireproof)

Levi loves Jett. Jett loves Levi. They share a life together and everything. So why is it still so hard for Jett to trust his boyfriend? And why is he having weird dreams again? 

With a life that never seems to stay orderly and neat, and relationship skills to grow into, they have their work cut out if they want to stay together...and fireproof. 

Takes place after "Fireproof" 
Contains some homophobic language 

Length: 30,000 words 
Heat level: Low 





EXCERPT

"Jett!" The brakes squeaked as Levi pulled up, leaned out the window of my ratty old truck, and called my name. He was wearing reflective sunglasses and the brakes squealed a little and he honked the horn a couple of times.

"Yo, Jett!" He waved, leaning half out the window, then pulled himself back inside and tumbled out, all muscle and charm, acting like an overgrown pup assured of his welcome. He was the hottest fireman in the world.

He wore jeans, suspenders, and a tight, tan t-shirt that clung to all the hard places on his chest and shoulders and upper arms. Looked like he'd barely squeezed himself into it. It was clean, so he must've showered after work.

He headed towards me, arms outstretched, grin maniacal.

"Don't," I said, smiling, trying halfheartedly to shy away from his arms. "I'll get you filthy!"

"Mm, filth!" He caught me, squeezing me jubilantly and exuberantly close. He squeezed and cuddled me against him with all his strength, planting a big, sloppy wet kiss on my neck. "Mm! Delicious filth."

"Would you stop?" I laughed and finally got free of him, wiping the wet kiss off my neck.

"Oh, nice." He rolled his eyes, and pushed his sunglasses up to the top of his head. He thumped me on the arm, sucked his full lips into his mouth briefly, and grinned. His smile was cherubic and naughty at the same time. I don't know how he avoided growing up to be a total brat, because who could say no to a face like that?

"Any of your boys comin'?" he asked.

"Oh hell, I don't know." I glanced back, raised a hand to wave in mute greeting and farewell. I realized that they'd been watching me and that, technically, I'd probably come out of the closet to them today.

José raised a hand tentatively back. Tyrell gave me the guy nod, a single jerk of his head. Could mean anything. I walked around to my side of my truck — the passenger's side.

"I think I came out of the closet today," I told Levi.

"No shit?" He cast me a curious look as we moved to get into the truck. He hadn't picked up the wings yet or I'd smell 'em. "They didn't know?"

"Apparently not." I buckled my belt. It was old, frayed.

I was glad Levi was driving. I've always hated being behind a wheel. It feels more like responsibility than freedom to me, and not the good kind of responsibility, but the kind that can kill innocent people if you make a single mistake. I'm a tense driver; my shoulders get tight from holding onto the wheel so hard.

Levi, now he's cool. He sort of drapes himself on the wheel; he's alert but relaxed. You can see he's just enjoying the hell out of it, even driving my old banger. It's an old white pickup truck, and I took it all the way to Alaska a couple of years ago when I was running from Levi and from my magic.

Somehow, it had survived the trip, the long winters there, the hard miles I'd put on it, and the journey all the way back. Like me. Still kicking, and yet I'd never managed to develop an affection for the truck, like guys are supposed to have for their vehicles. I mean, shit, I wasn't that guy.


Amazon DE


Also, if you guys haven't read FIREPROOF yet, I'd wait a couple of days.  It will soon be on sale for 99 cents.  You're welcome.  ;)
If you need a review copy, just let me know.  (Please specify your required format: EPUB, MOBI, or PDF.  Thanks!)  :-)

Hope you have a great weekend!
-Hollis

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Bread and Books


Bread and Books
by Hollis Shiloh


To Matthew, Jake is a mild-mannered mystery. He bought a failing bookstore, but he doesn't know how to run a bookstore at all. And by the number of books he's giving away, the man has to be an optimistic idiot. A business can't survive by giving things away!

Still, neighboring bakery owner (and secret bear shifter) Matthew can't help being drawn to him and finding excuses to talk to him. The man calls to him in a way no one else does: with his pheromones, his sweet smiles, and his cinnamon-colored eyes. He makes Matthew want things desperately...

The two men grow closer, and friendship turns to something more. They might even have a chance at forever, if they can bear to share their secrets with one another...




Heat level: very low
~39,000 words

The Baking Bears series: sweet stories focus on bear shifters finding their forever mates in this gentle series of standalone shifter romances. 


For sale at:
Amazon
Amazon UK
Amazon DE


review copies always free - just contact me: hollis.shiloh@gmail.com

EXCERPT: 

"How about two of those delicious buns?" said a familiar voice. 

He jerked his head up and stared into cinnamon-warm brown eyes. Gaping, he could think of nothing to say. He hadn't been thinking about Jake that much, had he? Yet it seemed as though his errant thoughts had summoned the bookseller.

Today he wasn't wearing a tweedy suit and an old-fashioned look. He was wearing a bright yellow raincoat with big wooden toggles on it, and was shivering a little as he smiled at Matthew. He raised his brows, waiting for a response. His face was so expressive and the look in his eyes so intimate — all focused on Matthew, and friendly and warm and kind — that for a moment it was difficult for Matthew to breathe, let alone think or speak.

"Buns?" repeated Jake, pointing at the display case where the buns had been lovingly stacked by Matthew's hands not many minutes ago. 

Matthew repressed the crazy desire to laugh. "Uh, hi," he managed at last. "Yeah. How many?"

"Two."

Matthew fetched them out, feeling awkward, as if his hands were too big. He glanced at them quickly to make sure he hadn't started to shift and gotten big, oversized paws. Nope, still human hands: large, hairy ones. Awkward ones. 

What was it about being watched by someone you wanted to impress? It made Matthew so much more likely to be awkward and clumsy.
He wanted to say something friendly and intelligent, or at least to ask how Jake was doing. He wanted to say something about getting here early, to ask how the day before had gone, something marginally intelligent, or at least not entirely stupid. Even a bland, banal comment about the weather (how cold it was today) would be welcome. Instead he was silently pawing out the two best buns he could find (there were always best ones, even when he tried to make them all identical). When he looked up, the sparkling dark eyes were watching him. Cinnamon eyes. Delicious, sparkling, shining eyes...

"How much?" asked Jake, his voice friendly. He'd gotten his wallet out. 

That felt wrong. Matthew swallowed hard. "No charge."

"Oh, well, I can't take that. Let me pay you."

Matthew might have been a bit tongue-tied around his totally-not-a-crush visitor, but his eyebrow, arched just so, spoke volumes.

Jake actually ducked his head and laughed awkwardly, his cheeks growing pink. "That was different," he said. 

"What?"

"When I gave out free books yesterday. That was different. It's..." He licked his lips, pausing. 

Matthew found himself staring, more mesmerized than he should be by such a simple gesture of hesitation. Jake had some pretty amazing lips. Plump, pink, soft, and shaped like they would smile so easily — something Jake had already pretty well proved was true.

"It's part of my business plan," said Jake at last, and looked at Matthew as if he expected to be contradicted.

And then, wonder of wonders, Matthew found his voice again after all. "This is part of my friendship plan. Take the buns."

"I do like buns," said Jake, looking him right in the eye, smiling. "Thank you," he added, accepting defeat (and the buns) graciously. "But let me pay sometimes, okay?"

Matthew nodded, not necessarily because it was true; more because he couldn't resist that cute face. He really was being ridiculous, and he knew it, but some part of him found Jake impossibly irresistible. It was hard to be sensible.

And the fact that Jake wanted to come around and buy more in the future — a regular thing, even — made Matthew indescribably happy. Which was sillier yet. But it was hard to think of anything else just now.

"Thank you," said Jake, and headed out, giving Matthew a quick wave and letting the next customer approach. His smile was genuine, but he wasn't waiting around. 

Matthew wished he could rush after him and say a million things that now seemed plausible, extending the conversation for at least another few moments, not being a tongue-tied, clumsy old bear. Instead, he had customers to wait on…


Monday, March 21, 2016

SURE (Men of the ESRB)



SURE
by Hollis Shiloh

Pete has a pretty good life these days: a job he likes, friends, and a boyfriend who accepts him as he is. But despite all this, life isn't without its challenges — and dangers. 


takes place after "KEEP" and contains the same characters 

gay paranormal fiction
66,000 words 

a Men of the ESRB novel 

The Extra Sensory Regulatory Bureau rates talented individuals like empaths and clairvoyants. They have special gifts--and often some extra burdens that go along with them. The ESRB takes care of its own, but these guys still have a lot to figure out about life--and love. Stay tuned for more tales from the men of the ESRB!



Available now:


Review copies always free - just write to me!!