Short Stories

These books are less than 20,000 words long and are quick and easy to read.

Retirement

Retirement coverOne last job and Nevi is done thieving. Unfortunately, his last job is rife with difficulty and reeks of trouble, and Nevi can only hope that he manages to come out of it with the retirement he wants rather than the retirement the crown would prefer to give him.

 

 

Burning Bonds

Burning Bonds coverThe charms and elixirs crafted by the fae are highly prized and notoriously difficult to obtain. The fae charms Fihr sells at his stall are lucrative business, but he would happily throw it all away to have a chance with Satu, the beautiful faerie who makes the charms. When he catches Satu trying to run away, terrified of his betrothed, Fihr throws all caution aside, determined to help Satu no matter what it takes.

 

The Ambassadors

The Ambassadors coverAnike is the royal artist, kept extremely busy by a demanding prince who wants every illustrious moment of his reign recorded in ink and paint. His latest task is recording the visit of the ambassadors from the country of Marana, long closed off from the world and only just newly opened. But when they arrive, and Anike catches his first glimpse of the exotic Maranans, painting is the very last thing on his mind—and all that could go wrong by falling for them the first.

 

With a Touch

With a TouchIn his search for the missing candidate who can stop the unceasing rains plaguing the country, Eneko is led to a cluster of rentboys desperately trying to make money despite the foul weather. When the candidate once more runs away, Eneko is left relying on the remaining rentboys, including the handsome, self-contained, and highly distracting Lain.

 

Arson of The Heart

Arson of the Heart coverSchool is hard enough with finals to face, accolades exams to prepare for, and far too many books to read and papers to write. Toma’s had more than enough—all he wants is to be left in peace to do his work, get his accolades, and figure out what he’s going to do post-graduation.

He doesn’t need the aggravation that comes from being harassed by a fellow student, and he most certainly does not need the distraction that comes in the form of Professor Lajos.

To Get To You

To Get to YouMadison does not like Adam, not even a little bit. He’s a jerk in every sense of the word, and Madison wants nothing to do with him. But Madison can’t bring himself to simply leave a mage to suffer when it’s in his power to help—and as he is the only available fire mage on campus, he is literally the only one who can help Adam bind his negative energies.

It’s the kind of help he’d offer anyone; Adam the jerk is no exception. Once the spell is done, they can go their separate ways, and that will be the end of the matter. Right?

Smoking is Bad For You

Smoking is Bad for You coverWith nothing better to do until his contact shows up, Detective Keith Halfen notices a man who looks familiar, but whom he cannot place. Curious, determined to place the man, he strikes up a conversation and finds himself drawn in when he learns why the man is lingering outside a restaurant smoking a cigarette…

 

Any Day Will Do

Any Day Will Do coverSean is good at forgetting about things, so caught up in his painting that the rest of the world slips away. He’s pretty certain he’s done it again, because his boyfriend, Dustin, is dressed to the nines and ready to take him out to dinner. Whatever important occasion he’s forgotten, Sean hopes it’s not going to cost him the best boyfriend he’s ever had.