Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Bad Habits by Hollis Shiloh

Bad Habits
by Hollis Shiloh

Jack and Cameron have a good thing going. Jack is a burned out reporter and Cam is a fox shifter who gives him tips. They also meet up to play pinball...and to have sex. It's a nice arrangement, no messy feelings involved, no pressure that neither one of them needs.

Cam is frightened by the idea of falling in love—been there, done that, got the scars to show for it—and Jack's last relationship ended in a painful breakup. But things have been changing lately.

When there's only one guy in the world you really want, is it going to work to keep pretending it's just casual?


31,000 words
low heat


This story takes place in the "shifters and partners" universe but doesn't completely fit that series' premise.

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Magic At Sea


Magic At Sea
by Hollis Shiloh

When Captain Reynard gets a magician assigned to his sailing ship, he's resigned to the worst. He's a fighting man of the King's Navy, and magicians are a nasty lot. But something about Jessop is irresistible.

Magician Jessop, small, grumpy, extremely touchy and on edge, has been deeply damaged by life. Touch is not easy for him, strangers are not easy for him, but against all odds, the crew takes him under their wing, and most of them are very kind to him. The captain especially turns out to be a gentle man, and his warmth undoes something in Jessop.

The captain falls in love with his magician—but does not dare speak those words aloud. The magician feels things for Reynard, as much as he's able to for anyone. Perhaps they might work their way to a satisfactory conclusion, commitment and happiness and a life together. But war is a dangerous time for love...

36,000 words - Low Heat
Content warnings: contains references to a character's sexual trauma