Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Okay Mr. Nice Guy


Okay Mr. Nice Guy
By Hollis Shiloh

Bobby Worth has never met Jack Randolph, but he already resents the guy.  The whole town seems to think he'd be a better handyman or anything else than newcomer Bobby.  Bobby keeps his head down and works hard.  He has debts to pay and a past he'd rather nobody look at too hard.  Then he meets Jack, and he's as charmed as everyone else.  But there's more to Jack than the town seems to see.  Sensitive, musically gifted, and sweet-tempered, the guy lives a nomadic life, arriving for a few months and then leaving again to try and kick start a music career.  

Bobby plans on keeping his head down and minding his own business, trying to be a productive citizen after being exactly the opposite when he was younger.  He's always been an outcast and tells himself he doesn't care.  But now, he's finding himself drawn into Jack's life, and happy for excuses to spend time with him.  

As they become friends and that friendship deepens, Bobby keeps telling himself not to be weird about it.  Not to make waves, not to want anything, not to stand out.  Not to let himself long for this guy he used to resent.  But Jack makes time for him.  Jack makes him laugh.  Jack turns a bad day into a good one—and Bobby seems to have that effect on him, too.  

Maybe he should take this to mean he's actually capable of forming the kind of bond he wants.  Someday, he'd like to have a boyfriend for real.  But right now, he just wants to be around Jack, in whatever way he can.  Trusting Jack with his secrets, moving in together, spending time with each other more than anyone else...maybe it's not just him at this point? 

55,000 words – New Adult sweet gay romance – low heat 

Saturday, October 14, 2023

His Groom by Hollis Shiloh


His Groom
by Hollis Shiloh

Quiet, anxious inventor Tom has a crush on his friend, Rudy, but he never expects to do anything about it. Rudy's racing career is the love of his life—except perhaps for his complicated, secret feelings about Tom—but professional racing in the 22nd century is proving to be a dangerous place. With his life at risk, Tom's mother suggests something that will give him a bit of clout and protection: marry Tom, take on the family name.

Neither man is eager to risk the sort of heartbreak that might entail. But, well, Tom would do anything to protect Rudy's life, and this may be what it takes. And, really, what could go wrong, as long as he keeps his feelings to himself?

28,000 words – low heat

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