‘Home’ now available for pre-order

Hi, friends. I hope you and your loved ones are safe and well. 

I am so goddamn happy to announce October 23 2020 is the release date of my novel, Home. You can preorder on Amazon at this link.

One week. Just one week, and Ryan will be out of his backwater hometown for good. Sell the farm his grandmother bequeathed him, clear his debts, and start fresh with his high-flying boyfriend. That’s that plan.

What’s not the plan? Brooding bar owner and high-school crush Vic Ward, community hostility, and mysterious reminders of perfect Ethan. Ethan, who had everything Ryan ever wanted. Ethan, who fled Stockyard Point to pursue his dreams. Ethan, whose memory now dogs Ryan’s every step.  

The longer Ryan stays in the Point, the more demons of his past surface, and the more Ryan is haunted by the life he could have forged.  

Will Ryan stick to his plan? Or will the siren song of his past draw him home?  

This is a dark gothic m/m romance of 84,500 words.

In March I announced this book with a May release and then COVID happened. But despite 2020’s best efforts, my book is here!

I cannot tell you how happy I am to release this story. Two and a half years ago my greatest fear was there would be no more time to write books. But there will be time. I am doing awesome. My tumor markers are down from the beginning of the year. I have zero tumor growth since March, and no change to my lymph nodes. Fuck you, cancer: not this year. There will be time for more stories. I’m so damned lucky to have the chance to share Home with you. And thank you, everyone who took the time to comment on my blog with your kind words of encouragement. I almost always felt it would be better to quit rather than continue, and only through the support of all you amazing humans out there was I able to press on.

Thank you, friends. This one is for you.

EEEeeeeEEeeEeeEE!! It’s coming out! 

Book release: Taking His Omega Mate


I have a new M. Caspian book live on Amazon. You can read it on Kindle Unlimited, if you’re a member.

Alpha Quinn Peters has spent the last six years trying to prove he was better than the father who kicked him out at sixteen, and hiding from the memory of Theo, the omega he couldn’t protect. He never dreamed his past would catch up with him on a night out with a new business partner. Can Quinn finally take his happily ever after?
This work of fiction contains explicit sexual activities and scenes of sexual assault and humiliation. Also a happy ending.

This is a stand-alone novelette of 14,070 words, complete in itself, that also functions as a prequel to the novel I will release in May.

Huge thanks to Natasha Snow for the amazing cover, and to Jenni Lea of Proof Your Love for saving two thousand commas from the dungeon of my punctuation abuse.


Thank you!

Thank you, humans who buy my books!


I’ve sold 22 copies of Salt of Your Tears, and a bunch more read it on KU. I earned USD $79 from it, which pushed my US Kindle earnings over my $USD100 minimum payout, and I just banked a cheque, wooooo. Y’all have paid my June electricity bill and kept me warm and functioning for another month and I am so, so grateful. I wish I knew everyone’s names so I could thank you all personally. I literally do know the names of quite a few of you and squishy hugs will be forthcoming in October.

Book release: The Salt of Your Tears

I have a new book out on Amazon today, The Salt of Your Tears. Huge thanks to Natasha Snow for the amazing cover.


This is a collection of three short stories.

In His Skin
Harrison offers Dylan the world. All he asks in return is Dylan follow a few simple rules.
(10,731 words)

Asking For It
Cole was looking for one night of casual sex. Garrett’s going to give Cole everything he thought he couldn’t have.
(7059 words)

A Song in the Blood
Corran MacKenzie signed up to fight a war that wasn’t his. In the desert he found Sephtis. And his fate.
(6522 words)

A Song In the Blood was originally released as “It is our bounden duty to protect the Empire” for the Goodreads BDSM group free story event in 2016. So was In His Skin, but it was, at the time, In Her Skin. I tried, guys. I tried to write m/f and I just can’t. This story has been rewritten and now it’s m/m and I like it a whole lot more. You haven’t seen Asking For It before. It’s smut. If you liked Mine, this is your book.

The Salt of Your Tears costs USD $3.99 US dollars: just over a buck a story. Cheaper than a coffee.



New M. Caspian story, free online

My second free short story for the Goodreads BDSM group’s Kink in Ink story event is available to read here. This time it’s an M. Caspian story, with gun play, violence, and an HEA. You do have to be a member of the BDSM group to access, but you can request membership from the group homepage. If you don’t care to join I have plans to put this out on Kindle in December, as part of a volume of three short stories.

Kev Chapman Flickr Seal Pup CC lic.jpg
Grey Seal Pup by Kev Chapman on Fickr, used under a Creative Commons Licence

Free story online; “In Her Skin”

I have a new short story available to read online, as part of the the Goodreads BDSM group Kink in Ink event. It’s called In Her Skin.

It’s not an M. Caspian story. It’s under my m/f erotica pen name Cat Stewart. If heterosexuality is a flavor you enjoy you can read it here.

There’s an M. Caspian m/m story for the same event being posted Tuesday 25 October (US time). I’ll link to it when it’s released.

You do have to join the group to read them both, but if you don’t care to, never fear, I’m planning to do a kindle release of these two plus one other short story, in a single volume, in December

kelp Jonathan Kriz Flickr, CC lic.jpg
Kelp, by Jonathan Kriz on Flickr, used under a Creative Commons Licence

Free read: ‘Mine’ now on Smashwords (and Amazon)

I wrote a short story for the Goodreads BDSM’s group‘s Bound By Ink: Bring Out Your Kink fiction event. It’s now available for free on Smashwords in all formats.

Cover by Natasha Snow
Cover by Natasha Snow

Or alternatively, you can buy it on Amazon for $2.99. Why pay for a free story, you ask? Because the profits will go to Rainbow Youth: a support and advisory service for LGBTQ youth. Specifically I’m going to ask that they put it toward their new Community Wardrobe, “an initiative to provide FREE, identity affirming clothes for queer & gender diverse people.”

RY’s Community Wardrobe from Rainbow Youth on Vimeo.

Mine is a bit different for me: no violence, just . . . fluff? Dirty, dirty porn? I actually have a lot of other things I want to put these guys through, so you might be seeing them again one day. Enjoy!

Prepare yourself for Dragons (just the one dragon, actually)

Thanks to the awesome mods at the Goodreads M/M Romance group, who give up their time to run the whole thing, I’m participating in the Don’t Read In the Closet event for 2015: Love is an Open Road. This is the same event I wrote The Arroyo for in 2014.

This year I was lucky enough to get this amazing prompt from my friend Vivian Archer.

Dear Author,

With a baby face like this no one ever suspected I’d be the one. The one to burn it all down. I thought I’d feel regret, but with my dragon by my side I don’t need anyone else.

Surely, he’s not alone. Everyone deserves someone to love. Please help him.

The rest is wide open for the author’s imagination to take flight. No constraints.



original prompt

Somehow this ended up longer than Arroyo; it’s a novella of 37,0000 words. I’m not sure when the story will be released; some time in October, I’m assuming, but I will let you know when it is out. This is a free read, available initially only at the M/M Romance group on Goodreads. A month after release I will make it available on Smashwords and Amazon. All after-tax proceeds from Amazon sales, as with Arroyo, will go to Rainbow Youth, my local organization to support LGBTQI young people. They run a drop-in centre with advice, support, and condoms.

The cover is by the wonderful Natasha Snow.


Fallout available now to pre-order

You can pre-order Fallout, the book Lisa Henry and I co-wrote, at Smashwords and Amazon now; release date is April 17. It will also be available in paperback eventually. Soon. Once I sort out the formatting *presses fingers to temples and massages headache away*

We’ve been really fortunate with the pre-release reviews.

Optimist Kings Wench said, for Boy Meets Boy Reviews:

They hit it out of the park here . . . this felt like something special . . . It’s a dark roller coaster of emotions but it’s also, paradoxically, beautiful.

Elizabetta on Goodreads said:

I could not put this down. Gripping and mesmerizing. A perfect blend of apocalyptic horror and survival against all odds that manages a thread of a love story, too.

I learned a lot – and I mean a LOT – from writing with Lisa, and I’m so fortunate she suggested we do a project together. I mean, come on, she’s freakin’ amazing. There wasn’t one second where it felt like work.

Now please, as a personal favour, buy a copy so she’ll want to write with me again some time.

Now read Kraken for free . . . for a certain value of ‘free’

I’ve put Kraken into the KDP Select program on Amazon. This means it’s free to read if you’re a member of Kindle Unlimited.

I had conflicted feelings about this, because I know many readers, like me, want to support an alternative option to Amazon, and one that offers a variety of formats. Plus, Smashwords is DRM-free, which is a big hairy deal.

However in the last six months I sold 17 copies of Kraken on Smashwords. Don’t get me wrong: that’s 17 more copies than I ever thought I’d sell for cold, hard cash (or for an intangible, somewhat imaginary, socially-agreed-upon concept of “money”, for that matter). But it does mean I don’t feel like I’m depriving the masses of their right to tentacle porn by making it an Amazon-exclusive title.

So anyway *shrugs* I thought, let’s try it, yeah? If you are a member of Kindle Unlimited, or you have a friend who is, the adventures of Cy and Will are available to read for no money down, no future payments, no credit, no chargebacks.