Stevie Woods:author of gay romantic fiction

June 18, 2013

5 star review for 794 A.D. in Lust In Time anthology!

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I was very pleased to discover that MMGoodbook Reviews had given the Lust In Time anthology a 4.5 stars review – and my story, 794 A.D. 5 stars!

“I loved this story it was sexy and sweet. It shows that sometimes though love is hard it does overcome all obstacles. My heart went out to the two that they could never show their love publicly yet would always find a way. ”

To read the full review, and individually rated reviews for all the stories within the anthology, please visit

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April 10, 2013

5 star review for Lust In Time anthology!

Lust_in_Time_Cover200x300Great new review for the gay historical anthology, Lust In Time. Hearts on Fire Reviews gave it 5 stars!

“I hope readers will pick this up and read Lust In Time. It’s definitely a worthwhile read and my favorite anthology thus far.”

http://heartsonfirereviews.com/?p=19381

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March 15, 2013

Lust in Time anthology gets another wonderful review!

Lust_in_Time_Cover200x300Rob Rosen, the editor of the gay historical anthology, Lust In Time – in which I have a story called 794 A.D. – has just posted on Twitter about another review received from Book Reviews & Therapy for the anthology.

“Well. I’ve finished this anthology and I’m sad it’s over. I could have kept going. This is the best anthology I have ever read. It is well edited, in every sense of the word, the stories all well written. They may have been short but not one missed the mark.”

The reviewer commented on each story and then gave an overall comment which included the above quote:)

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February 28, 2013

Great review for Lust In Time Anthology!

Lust_in_Time_Cover200x300Yep, we got the first review today for the historical anthology, Lust in Time, in which I have a story called – and set in – 794 A.D.  Mrs Conduit & Friends has given the collection: 4 3/4 Sweet Peas!

“Lust In Time is an absolutely fascinating collection of stories by various talented authors that offer a look at life, lust, and passion through the ages.”

To read the full review go here

February 26, 2013

LUST IN TIME – I’ve been tagged on Facebook!

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Lust_in_Time_Cover200x300I’ve been tagged by Cee C Williams, another author in the Lust in Time Anthology, in the 7/7/7 meme on Facebook (this is how you play: Go to page 7, 77 or 177 of your manuscript, count down 7 lines, then copy the next 7 to your status; after that, name 7 more authors to come out and play), I’m going to continue the opportunity to promote my story 794 A.D.:

And it was love they shared. Not mindless rutting.

And now Aland wanted to show Garrick how grateful he was that the man he loved was still safe, that they had a future to share. He closed the door on the voice telling they had no future together, not really. His mother had been pressing him to take a wife. Even before his father died his mother had been asking when he would choose a wife, and over the last few months she’d been asking more pointed questions. Garrick too needed a wife to help him run his farm. There’d already been comments in the community about Garrick’s single state 

LUST IN TIME is available in both eBook and Print from MLR Press

Note: haven’t tagged any other authors as this has been going around for some time and most have already been tagged!

 

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February 25, 2013

Lust In Time anthology now for sale at Amazon!

Lust_in_Time_Cover200x300The Lust In Time anthology, including my short story set in Britain during the Viking incursions, 794 A.D., is now available in Kindle format from Amazon!

LUST IN TIME BLURB:
History and fiction meet at the crossroads in these erotic tales of love and lust. From ancient Israel and Greece and Rome, to the time of the Vikings, the Wild West, Woodstock, and all points in between, witness the steamy encounters, lurid battles and tender moments of couples who span the centuries. Get swept up in the lives of the biblical David, Emperor Hadrian, barbarians from Britannia, a 19th century physician, Jewish immigrants, cowboys and Indians, Bill the Kid, Civil War, World War I soldiers, hippies, and so many more, all in search of adventure, passion, and yes, even fame.

794 A.D., by Stevie Woods, BLURB:
When the Norsemen attack the Northumbrian coast, the local farmers are called by the liege lord to help defend the Jarrow Priory. Two close friends and lovers pray they live to meet again at the end of the day.

EXCERPT:
Aland waved goodbye to his mother and sister one last time, struggling to keep a smile on his face when inside he was concerned for their safety. They stood in the doorway of their small farmstead, in the shade of the thatch roof overhang, and Aland noticed that the thatch needed some work; when he got back, he promised himself. He glanced from the roof to catch his mother’s eye and couldn’t help but see the fear lurking there. He wished he didn’t have to leave them alone and unprotected. If they failed, God forbid!

As a vassal he had no choice but to answer the call to arms from his feudal lord, Baron Lander, but he couldn’t help worrying over his mother who hadn’t been the same since father had died the year before last. In some ways his sixteen year old sister, Fira, was the one who looked after both of them, and Aland had to trust her to watch over things while he went with his lord and helped to fight off the Norsemen.

He turned away from his family and saw his dear friend and neighbour, Garrick, waving at him to hurry. Up on the hill overlooking his small fief, Aland watched as all the other vassals of Baron Lander gathered together under the watchful eye of the baron’s sergeant-at-arms, Ricker. Aland quickened his pace, smiling and nodding at Garrick as he approached the man. Garrick was a might taller than Aland, with darker colouring lightened by his bright blue eyes. Working on the land made both of them strong and muscular. Garrick was carrying a heavy axe slung over his shoulder, while Aland had brought his pitchfork, its tines sharpened enough to despatch any enemy to whatever hell he deserved.

“Good day to you, Aland. Enough to make one worry for the family, though, my friend,” Garrick said, leading the way to join the waiting throng.

“’Tis one time I envy you not having any family to worry about,” Aland replied.

Garrick nodded in response, though the look in his eyes as he glanced at Aland told a different story. “Up to us to make sure them murdering Norsemen don’t get this far.”

Available now from MLR Press in eBook, and shortly in Print: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=RRLSTTIM

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February 22, 2013

Out today! – 794 A.D. in Lust in Time Anthology

I’m delighted to announce that the historical anthology, Lust In Time, is published today and it includes my short story set in the time of the Viking incursions to England: 794 A.D.

Lust_in_Time_Cover200x300LUST IN TIME BLURB:
History and fiction meet at the crossroads in these erotic tales of love and lust. From ancient Israel and Greece and Rome, to the time of the Vikings, the Wild West, Woodstock, and all points in between, witness the steamy encounters, lurid battles and tender moments of couples who span the centuries.

794 A.D. BLURB:
When the Norsemen attack the Northumbrian coast, the local farmers are called by the liege lord to help defend the Jarrow Priory. Two close friends and lovers pray they live to meet again at the end of the day.

EXCERPT:
Aland waved goodbye to his mother and sister one last time, struggling to keep a smile on his face when inside he was concerned for their safety. They stood in the doorway of their small farmstead, in the shade of the thatch roof overhang, and Aland noticed that the thatch needed some work; when he got back, he promised himself. He glanced from the roof to catch his mother’s eye and couldn’t help but see the fear lurking there. He wished he didn’t have to leave them alone and unprotected. If they failed, God forbid!

As a vassal he had no choice but to answer the call to arms from his feudal lord, Baron Lander, but he couldn’t help worrying over his mother who hadn’t been the same since father had died the year before last. In some ways his sixteen year old sister, Fira, was the one who looked after both of them, and Aland had to trust her to watch over things while he went with his lord and helped to fight off the Norsemen.

He turned away from his family and saw his dear friend and neighbour, Garrick, waving at him to hurry. Up on the hill overlooking his small fief, Aland watched as all the other vassals of Baron Lander gathered together under the watchful eye of the baron’s sergeant-at-arms, Ricker. Aland quickened his pace, smiling and nodding at Garrick as he approached the man. Garrick was a might taller than Aland, with darker colouring lightened by his bright blue eyes. Working on the land made both of them strong and muscular. Garrick was carrying a heavy axe slung over his shoulder, while Aland had brought his pitchfork, its tines sharpened enough to despatch any enemy to whatever hell he deserved.

“Good day to you, Aland. Enough to make one worry for the family, though, my friend,” Garrick said, leading the way to join the waiting throng.

“’Tis one time I envy you not having any family to worry about,” Aland replied.

Garrick nodded in response, though the look in his eyes as he glanced at Aland told a different story. “Up to us to make sure them murdering Norsemen don’t get this far.”

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Available now in eBook from MLR Press, with Print to follow shortly:

http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=RRLSTTIM

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February 1, 2013

Lust In Time anthology Cover Art & Blurb!

Lust_in_Time_Cover200x300Got the cover art from MLR Press for the Anthology, LUST IN TIME, in which my story 794 A.D. appears.  The book is due for publication on 22nd February.

LUST IN TIME BLURB:

History and fiction meet at the crossroads in these erotic tales of love and lust. From ancient Israel and Greece and Rome, to the time of the Vikings, the Wild West, Woodstock, and all points in between, witness the steamy encounters, lurid battles, raucous clashes, and tender moments of couples who span the centuries.

794 A.D. BLURB:

When the Norsemen attack the Northumbrian coast, the local farmers are called by their liege lord to help defend the Jarrow Priory.  Two close friends and lovers pray they live to meet again at the end of the day.

 

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January 19, 2013

Two new contracts signed!

MLRmanloveimageYep, just this last week I signed two contracts with MLR Press. One for a vampire story which will be released in March as part of their vampire month. The novella, First Reflection is a prequel to my vampire novel, On Reflection, and tells the story of how Andreas first became a vampire.

The second contract is for the historical Anthology, Lust In Time, not got a positive release date for this yet, will advise when I know more about that. My story is called 794 A.D. and is about two men who get called by their liege lord to help fight off the viking raid on Jarrow, in North East England.

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