Thursday, February 27, 2014

The next Max and Jamie story is out

Hey guys!  Remember this story?

I ended up writing more about my boys, Jamie and Max.

While Elizabeth ultimately said that there wasn't room for more of Max and Jamie at Dreamspinner, she was VERY nice about that, and the story, which I really appreciate.  :)

So here's more of Max and Jamie.  The cover art was made by Alchemy Book Covers.  Isn't it great?  :D

The story is available from:
Barnes and Noble 

It will also be available from Kobo and Apple soon, but they always take longer.

As always, review copies are free -- even "I might review" copies are free.  So just ask me, I'm easy! 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Finn is here!

The Real Finn by Hollis Shiloh

Who is the real Finn? 

Shad isn't happy about working with a partner undercover. He doesn't do partners, and now he's stuck with this guy named Finn. But Finn is so many different people. He can become anyone for his work. Which is the real Finn—the frightened pretty boy, the arrogant little bastard, or the friendly, humble guy who laughs at Shad's jokes?

Shad also doesn't hook up with anyone. He's been burned before and now only wants a trustworthy partner in a committed relationship. Unfortunately, he's falling for Finn….

Then life takes an unexpected turn. Shad ends up in a relationship with Finn that should be all he's ever wanted. Except for the sex. It takes time for Finn to heal enough to go to bed with him, and even then, it feels wrong somehow, as if he's not really there. But why?

Danger draws close, and secrets come out—secrets Finn never wanted to share. Is there still a way to make the relationship work? Shad needs to find out just as much as he needs to protect the man he's come to love. The man who might be in terrible danger….

Length: 35,000 words 

Heat level: low-medium 

Themes: gay romance, undercover cops, abuse survivor, sweet romance, tenderness, angst 

Includes short excerpts from the author's two upcoming stories: "Fireproof," and "A Wizard's Shelter."

Currently only for sale on

Friday, February 14, 2014

New covers

Hey guys!  Here are the covers for my upcoming releases.  :D

(cover by Alchemy Book Covers)

Fireproof, by Hollis Shiloh

Jett used to be a firefighter. He gave it up when he developed the terrifying ability to make fire with his mind. Panicked, he fled—also leaving behind his best friend and secret crush, Levi.
Two years later, they meet again. And somehow, Levi can forgive Jett for leaving and never saying goodbye. But now Levi's getting married, and that hurts more than Jett thought anything could.
How will Levi take the news of his Jett's weird fire magic—or the news that he's gay?
Two men navigate the waters of magic, changing relationships, and danger in this contemporary paranormal gay romance.

Sexiness level: Low-medium
Length: approx. 40,000 words

(cover by Marion Sipe, Dreamspring Design)

The Real Finn 

(I haven't written the blurb for this yet, but suffice it to say, it's a bit angsty!!)

(cover by Maria Fanning for Dreamspinner Press)

A Wizard's Shelter

Visiting his sister Mary at the lighthouse should be a delightful vacation for Elliot--except he’s going there in disgrace while he awaits his fate from the wizard council.

Mary’s assistant, Rue, is a gentle, self-possessed young man about Elliot’s age. Elliot is drawn to him, and his magic seems to calm down around the handsome and mysterious Rue. Elliot sinks gratefully into the unexpected grace of Rue's kindness and friendship. He doesn’t understand why his magic is broken or why it feels whole again around Rue. But right now he’s just trying to survive, grateful for the reprieve Rue’s friendship provides.

But then a a potential tragedy on the beach culminates in Rue revealing his true nature: he’s a selkie, both man and seal, with a magic that somehow complements and heals Elliot’s when they’re together. And that might not be possible for much longer.

This will be out on March 5 from Dreamspinner Press, and you can currently preorder it if you want.  :)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Easy vs. Hard?

I have two new releases out.  One was easy to write, one was hard.  I don't know if it makes a difference in the final product, but it was interesting to me.

First there's a story related to "Jude's Magic," in which Alphonse gets his own story.  But Alphonse isn't an easy character.  He can be quite difficult, to say the least.  I actually set the story aside and decided not to write it.  But somehow I needed to finish it.  I don't know why.  I just had to write this story...  Life would've been a lot easier if I hadn't! 
(Currently only on Amazon - I'm sorry!)

 Then there's my newest Dreamspinner Press story, Brian's Mate.

It was easy to write.  Everything about it was easy!  I had so much fun with this story.  I just sat down and started writing and enjoyed getting to know the characters.  I didn't think it could be very good, since it had been so much fun and so easy to write.  But I sent it to DSP anyway--and was shocked when they accepted it.  Thrilled, but shocked!  And then the revisions weren't too difficult, either.  

Even when I had to write a couple more scenes to fill out the story in some bare was SO much easier and more fun than I thought it would be.

It's just weird, how some stories are easy to write and some are hard to write.  If only that could tell you whether your stories are good or not.  But I don't think the author always knows.