Stevie Woods:author of gay romantic fiction

January 26, 2014

Shorts for only $0.99 each!

Just a reminder that I have a few short stories out there for only $0.99 which readers might like to check out:

I’ve listed links for All Romance eBooks and Smashwords. The books are also available for purchase from Amazon Kindle, but Amazon has upped the price a little to around $1.25 – not my choice I assure you:)

Festivities – contemporary/Christmas: ARe Books    Smashwords

Home For Valentines – contemporary: ARe Books   Publisher

Treasured Possessions – contemporary:  ARe Books    Smashwords

Throw Me a Bone – contemporary:  ARe Books     Smashwords

More Than Sex – contemporary:  ARe Books     Smashwords

Conversations – contemporary:  ARe Books     Smashwords

Roll of the Dice – contemporary:  ARe Books     Smashwords

Tutelary – contemporary/fantasy:  ARe Books     Smashwords

The Wrong Path – fantasy:   ARe Books     Smashwords

For more information about my publications, please visit my website:

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May 23, 2013

Gay short stories for only $0.99!

Just a reminder that I have a few short stories out there for only $0.99 which readers might like to check out:

I’ve listed links for All Romance eBooks and Smashwords. The books are also available for purchase from Amazon Kindle, but Amazon has upped the price a little to around $1.25 – not my choice I assure you:)

Festivities – contemporary/Christmas: ARe Books    Smashwords

Home For Valentines – contemporary: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=SW_HMVAL

Treasured Possessions – contemporary:  ARe Books    Smashwords

Throw Me a Bone – contemporary:  ARe Books     Smashwords

More Than Sex – contemporary:  ARe Books     Smashwords

Conversations – contemporary:  ARe Books     Smashwords

Roll of the Dice – contemporary:  ARe Books     Smashwords

Tutelary – contemporary/fantasy:  ARe Books     Smashwords

The Wrong Path – fantasy:   ARe Books     Smashwords

For more information about my publications, please visit my website:

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May 8, 2013

REVENGE IS A DISH, gay suspense novella!

RevengeIsADish_200x300It’s bad enough being kidnapped, but now Neil’s been accused of murdering Kent – who’s sitting beside him in the cell.  Kent’s been hurt, but he’s not dead. At least – not yet!

EXCERPT:
After a busy, trying day, Neil was really looking forward to spending some time with Kent. It had been too long since they had simply relaxed in each other’s company. As he parked his car in Kent’s driveway, Neil noted all the downstairs were lights were on, and he suddenly realized he was actually excited at the prospect of a beer, snacks and spending a few hours with his best friend. If that didn’t say how much he missed Kent, what did?

Neil got out of his car and slowly closed the door. As he walked to the Kent’s front door, Neil slipped his hand into his jacket pocket and fingered the key there, hesitating for a moment about whether to use it or not. In the past neither he nor Kent had stood on ceremony with each other, but ever since the accident things between them had been a little different. But no more, Neil thought with a smile. He slipped the key in the lock and turned it.

Kent waited for him in the entrance hall, presumably having heard Neil’s car draw up outside. From the perplexed look on Kent’s face, Neil assumed that perhaps Kent had heard his hesitation on his doorstep and was probably wondering what had caused his uncertainty. Wanting to reassure Kent, Neil smiled warmly and took a step towards him — and immediately he felt something, someone violently thrust him forward. He lost his balance and was stumbling toward Kent, who stretched out his arms as if to catch him. But they never connected.

Even as he was falling, Neil was aware of the large man moving quickly behind him through the still open door; he must have been the one who had pushed Neil towards Kent. Neil had a sudden presentiment that Kent was in danger from this man. Neil struggled to get his feet in an attempt to go to Kent’s aid, and he had just about made it when he felt a sharp pain in his thigh. He cried out.

Neil was shocked to see a second man standing over him with a weapon aimed at him. Neil looked down and saw some kind of dart sticking in his upper thigh. Still determined to get closer to Kent, feeling somehow that they would both be safer if they were together, Neil attempted to get to his knees, tried to crawl to Kent, but he had no control over his legs and he collapsed.

Out of the corner of his eye Neil saw Kent still attempting to reach him, but Neil knew that Kent wasn’t going to make it. One of the men grabbed a hold of Kent and swung him away. Neil heard Kent curse in angry frustration as he tried to fight back. At the same moment Neil’s leg collapsed under him and Neil tumbled to the floor.

“Ke..nt,” Neil murmured brokenly as the pain in his thigh turned to a cold numbness that sapped his strength. He tried to say Kent’s name again but only managed to utter unintelligible sounds.

Lying on the floor, Neil stared through half-lidded eyes watching in disbelief as Kent struggled with the two assailants. Kent was clearly doing his best, but he was outnumbered and both men were heavier than he was.

One man had managed to get behind Kent and twisted his arms up his back as the second man began to strike him again and again. Kent desperately tried to free himself but the two men clearly knew what they were doing and he was held fast.

By now Neil was unable to move. He felt heavy and cumbersome. As if his head was stuffed with cotton wadding. He watched horrified as Kent fought a losing battle, clearly hurting. Blood sprayed from his mouth and various cuts on his face. One man held Kent while the other pounded on him. He moved from damaging Kent’s face to his body landing blows on his chest and abdomen. Kent grunted and moaned but was unable to free himself.

They’re going to kill him.

Neil tried to beg them to let him alone but the words would not come. Neil didn’t even know he was crying until he tasted his tears. He swore to anyone, any being who might listen, that he would do anything if only this would stop.

A voice spoke from behind him, cold and harsh. “Stop. That’s enough for now. Don’t want him dead… yet. Just leave enough evidence.”

Neil’s first reaction was utter relief as the two men instantly obeyed and allowed Kent to slide to the floor. His second was disquiet about the appearance of this third man who was obeyed so instantly. Also there was an odd inflection on the word “evidence” as the stranger said it and it gave Neil a chill.

Evidence of what? Oh God!

“You still with us, Carson?” the voice addressed him quietly. Neil still could not see him, though as his vision was going increasingly gray around the edges he wasn’t sure if he could have seen the man properly anyway. Neil sensed the man had moved closer as the voice seemed louder as the man said, “Don’t worry, you’ll understand… eventually.”

Neil’s failing gaze filled with the image of Kent collapsed into a heap at the men’s feet, clearly unconscious now, just before he lost his own battle against the encroaching darkness.

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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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November 24, 2012

‘Festivities’ Amazon Kindle update!

Just heard from Amazon that they have sorted out the problem with the Kindle release of FESTIVITIES and it’s definitely available for sale now! So here is the Kindle purchase link

and the other purchase links too, in case folk prefer to use those:  ARe Books   Smashwords

 

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November 23, 2012

‘Festivities’ – Amazon Kindle problem

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I recently posted about my short Christmas story, FESTIVITIES, being up for sale on Amazon Kindle and only discovered yesterday that though I was told the book was ‘live’ on November 19th, the book is stated as ‘not being available’ for purchase on Amazon.com.

I have queried the situation with Amazon and they are looking into it, promising to get back to me in a day or so.

So, with apologies for their mix-up – though the book is definitely available on Amazon.co.uk site if that’s any help.

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November 20, 2012

Festivities – now for sale on Kindle

Yep, I finally got the go ahead from Amazon and here is the buy link:  Amazon Kindle

Just in case you missed it yesterday, here are the links if you prefer to use ARe Books or Smashwords

http://steviewoods.com

 

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November 19, 2012

New release of short Christmas story, Festivities!

I’ve just arranged the re-release of my Christmas holiday short story, Festivities, a contemporary tale of two friends trying to become something more to each other.

The book is already available from  All Romance eBooks  and   Smashwords  and is shortly to be available from Amazon Kindle – I will post the sales link when it is available.

BLURB:  Joel invites his friend Graham to spend the Christmas holiday period with him, and he plans that by the time New Year arrives they’ll be more than just friends. As New Year’s Eve dawns Graham wakes with a new determination. The whole week with Joel had been wonderful and Graham is not going to let the day pass without admitting his feelings to Joel. Will the New Year really be ‘new’ for them?

EXCERPT:  It had been a surprise when Joel had invited Graham to come and stay with him for the holiday period. Joel decided to hold a party on Christmas Eve and one again on New Year’s Eve and wanted Graham to stay with him in the meantime. At first Graham tried to beg off, not that he wanted to, but he thought Joel was probably just being polite in asking him as Joel knew he had no family to spend the time with.

“Thanks, Joel, but it’s not necessary. I would be happy to come to both of your parties, but I wouldn’t want to impose for the whole week.”

“Impose? I wouldn’t ask you if I didn’t want the company, Graham.” Joel stepped closer, his voice lowering, “Would you like to spend the holidays with me?”

Suppressing a shiver at the tone of Joel’s voice, Graham smiled and nodding. “Yeah, sure. It would be fun.”

“Yes, it will.” Joel grinned. “It’ll be good, you’ll see. In fact, I’ll let all the usual suspects know that I’m declaring open house, just to make sure you have fun.”

“Oh Lord, the things I let myself in for.”

“Right, first point of order, getting stocked up. My cupboard is bare and my guests are a thirsty bunch.”

“Oh, so I have to help with the groceries as well now. Your way to make me pay for my keep?”

“Hadn’t thought of that! Now I’m going to have to think of suitable payment and a good way to collect.”

Graham glanced at Joel and was glad that his friend couldn’t read his mind as he thought of a perfect way to pay Joel for his hospitality. He dropped his eyes quickly because, though Joel couldn’t read his mind, Graham was afraid that his friend could perhaps read the emotion in his eyes.

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November 22, 2011

Self-published my fantasy short, The Wrong Path!

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I’ve just arranged the publication of my short fantasy story, THE WRONG PATH.

BLURB:  Nobleman Zeke is on his way to meet with his betrothed partner when his carriage breaks down, leaving him stranded. Crispin is leaving his cheating lover when he comes across Zeke on the road. The chemistry is immediate, and Zeke has never been more grateful for a little magic, or for a little fate. Are he and Crispin meant to be?

It is available through:  Amazon Kindle, All Romance eBooks, 1Place for Romance, and Smashwords

November 13, 2011

My self-published books now on Kindle!

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When I began to self-publish some of my short stories I had hoped to put them on Kindle too, but I had difficulty with the system – I suspected it was something I was doing wrong because other authors didn’t seem to have problems! Well, I finally managed to work out what I was doing wrong and this weekend I uploaded my three stories to Kindle!

http://www.amazon.com/More-Than-Sex-ebook/dp/B0066UPMA6/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1321201684&sr=1-5

http://www.amazon.co.uk/More-Than-Sex-ebook/dp/B0066UPMA6/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1321202101&sr=1-1

 

http://www.amazon.com/ROLL-OF-THE-DICE-ebook/dp/B0066QLO3Y/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1321201807&sr=1-3

http://www.amazon.co.uk/ROLL-OF-THE-DICE-ebook/dp/B0066QLO3Y/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1321202173&sr=1-3

 

http://www.amazon.com/Cut-and-Thrust-ebook/dp/B0066R3QRK/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1321201856&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cut-and-Thrust-ebook/dp/B0066R3QRK/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1321202258&sr=1-1

 

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