Stevie Woods:author of gay romantic fiction

August 22, 2014

Half price sale of my Other Worlds ebooks!

My publisher, Amber Allure, is having a special sale today – for one day only –  featuring each of the ebooks in my Other Worlds series! Each of the novellas is for sale at 50% of the usual price!  It’s a great chance to read the whole series for $13!!

Check this out here: http://www.amberquill.com/store/c/276-Other-Worlds.aspx

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November 21, 2012

Best Policy (Other Worlds #3) 25% excerpt!

Today’s 25% excerpt is from BEST POLICY, the third novella in my Other Worlds series from Amber Allure, involving stories of adventure in an SF/futuristic setting.

He looked around again as it occurred to him he hadn’t seen the rest of his team. Frowning at Rafe, he asked, “Are Lieutenant Davis and the sergeant still surveying or something?”

“Afraid not. They’re not here any longer, Adam.”

“What?” That was the last thing he expected to hear.

“Like I was saying, the lieutenant was very pleased with his results. He’d already found lots of very useful minerals and then he discovered something he’s never seen before. Apparently its properties were way off the charts–just don’t ask me what charts ’cause I have no idea, but he was in raptures about all the possibilities. He wanted to go back early with his results, run some tests and stuff, but you wanted to stay longer to study the temple markings. Not for the first time, you two almost came to blows.” Rafe smiled as Adam ducked his head.

“I can imagine,” Adam admitted, smiling up from under his lashes.

***

Rafe’s heart was still slamming against his ribs from that unintentionally seductive glance Adam had given him from under his lashes. He was then forced to cough to clear the sudden lump which had formed in his throat. Belatedly realizing his hand was moving to caress Adam’s cheek, he diverted it to squeeze his shoulder instead. “You look and sound better.”

“Yeah, I feel a bit better,” Adam agreed. Then, he asked, “So, what did you do?”

“Do?” Rafe queried, distracted by the abrupt sadness in Adam’s eyes, wondering what had caused the look.

“To solve the presumably good-natured disagreement between Chris Davis and I?”

“Ah, I spoke to the general and he agreed they could take the ship back to base early and check over the samples in the lab.”

“The general didn’t want us all to go back right away?”

Rafe shrugged. “Well, sure, he did make the suggestion, but I argued it would be unfair to you because you’d just begun your investigation, and your work was at least comparably important as the lieutenant’s, so the general agreed to let us stay for a few more days and he’d send the ship back for us.” Rafe remembered how grateful Adam had been and he guiltily kept the fact to himself he had done it just to see that smile on Adam’s lips. The same rather sweet smile Rafe had single-handedly wiped from Adam’s face some months earlier when he’d started being a bastard to his best friend.

“He knew I’d be safe with you.”

“That was the theory,” Rafe muttered under his breath.

Adam smiled. “I bet I was very happy with you about then.”

Rafe was embarrassed to feel an unaccustomed flush creep up his cheeks and hoped Adam hadn’t noticed. Odds were Adam would be naive enough to ask what caused it. Rafe plastered a grin on his face for a second and then it faded as he went on, “Unfortunately, things didn’t go according to plan.”

“Do they ever?” Adam shrugged. “So, tell me what exactly happened. I still can’t remember anything about a landslide.”

“Do you remember the layout of the area?”

Adam frowned,  thinking, but after a few moments he said, “Not very well. There’s a mountain, right?”

“Kind of. It’s more accurate to call it a really big hill. Halfway up it was a large plateau, which you thought might be man-made, dug out of the hillside. The temple sits on the plateau. The survey ship had landed on a flat meadow just to the west of the hill and we set up our camp at the base on the hill on the western side. After the general gave permission for the lieutenant to leave early, the sergeant piloted the ship out. That was a couple of days before the landslide.”

“Which happened twelve hours ago?”

“Yeah. You’d been having the time of your life. You were working on a stele just inside the rear exit of the temple, and I was just on my way back from our campsite with your notebook. You’d left it in the tent instead of packing it in your backpack and, of course, you needed it urgently to check on some notes you’d made the day before.”

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December 8, 2011

Award for Other Worlds!

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I was delighted when I received notification that I had been awarded an Honorable Mention in the Rainbow Award for the Best Gay SciFi/Futuristic category for my book OTHER WORLDS #1 – which contains the first three novellas in the Series: A Favor For A Friend, Lightning Strikes and Best Policy.

Other Worlds #1 is the print release and the three novellas are also available separately as eBooks – links as follows:

OTHER WORLDS #1

A FAVOR FOR A FRIEND    LIGHTNING STRIKES    BEST POLICY

October 18, 2011

My Amber Allure titles rebated on ARe Books!

That’s right, each of my Amber Allure titles available through All Romance Ebooks are offered at a 25% Rebate from now until the end of October!

So, if you want to read a gay historical novel set in Tudor England, you can purchase Stone by Stone for only $5.75.  Or a gay fantasy novel involving kidnapping and slavery interests you, have a look at More Than Chains To Bind for only $5.75.

Not forgetting, of course, the four releases in my SF series, Other Worlds: A Favor For a Friend and An Enigma for only $3.00 each, or Lightning Strikes, Best Policy for only $3.75 each!

Each of my book pages on the ARe website contains not only the blurb but a short excerpt. Enjoy!

Stevie

http://steviewoods.com

June 21, 2011

Other Worlds stories available in Print Anthology!

I am happy to announce the release of my three OTHER WORLDS novellas – A Favor For A Friend, Lightning Strikes and Best Policy – in a Print volume.

A Favor For A Friend: One evening, Major Jake Archer asks Captain Bart Hilton to do a work-related favor for him, requiring the other man to remain in the underground base. Needing information to complete the report he’s preparing, Bart goes to Jake’s office just as a huge explosion rips through the base.

Lightning Strikes:  Shortly after Major Joshua Marsden and Lieutenant Matthew Ronson confess their feelings for each other, their team embarks on a mineral survey mission to another planet. During a ferocious lightning storm, however, Josh is injured.

Best Policy: Major Rafe Wheaton and Lieutenant Adam Deacon, a linguist, have been experiencing problems working together, and shortly before the current mission, Adam offers to transfer to another team. Now, they are left alone on the planet they’re surveying after the rest of their team takes the ship and returns to base with an important geological sample.

The book is available through Amazon.com

Stevie

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June 9, 2011

Print cover for Other Worlds Trilogy!

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Just received the lovely cover from Amber Quill Press for the Print release of my Other Worlds Trilogy – including the three stories currently on release in eBook format: A Favor For A Friend, Lightning Strikes and Best Policy.

I’ve not got a precise release date yet but it is due out sometime later this month. Looking forward to holding it in my hands!

Stevie

http://steviewoods.com

 

June 2, 2011

Best Policy (Other Worlds #3) is now for sale at ARe Books!

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Best Policy (An "Other Worlds" Story)

 

Best Policy (An “Other Worlds” Story)

By: Stevie Woods | Other books by Stevie Woods
Published By: Amber Quill Press, LLC
ISBN # 9781611241174
Word Count: 18000
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Available in: Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Reader, HTML, Mobipocket (.prc), Rocket, Epub

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About the book

On Alkya, a planet a long way from Earth, the Division of Investigation—Other Worlds—has set up a base where hundreds of personnel live and work. Among them are two men, Major Rafe Wheaton and Lieutenant Adam Deacon, a linguist, who are part of one of the survey teams.

Rafe and Adam have been experiencing problems working together, and shortly before the current mission, Adam offers to transfer to another team. Rafe, however, convinces Adam that he doesn’t want to lose him and Adam agrees to give things another chance. Now, they are left alone on the planet they’re surveying after the rest of their team takes the ship and returns to base with an important geological sample.

During a particularly nasty downpour, Rafe is heading toward the temple where Adam is working when a landslide occurs. Rafe finds Adam half-buried inside one of the temple rooms, unconscious. Awaiting the return of their ship and the rest of the team, Rafe looks after Adam, uncertain if there’ll be another landslide.

When Adam eventually awakens, time alone with Rafe results in the men sharing some home truths. But is it too late to fix things between them?

An excerpt from the book

…When Adam awoke and heard Rafe’s voice, he’d been confused, still imagining he was lying in Rafe’s bed, in the arms of the man he loved. But as the fog in his mind slowly cleared, he realized he really was looking up into Rafe’s face and knowing then it could only have been a dream. Oh God, if only it could’ve been real.

Only, of course, it wasn’t real. It couldn’t be. Adam had to rely on his fantasies because he knew that was all he would ever have of Major Rafe Wheaton. Rafe being here with him was just being a good friend, looking out for a member of his team, for his buddy. Adam rubbed a hand across his forehead, trying to erase the pain throbbing through his skull. Adam knew he needed to concentrate, listen to Rafe and try to discover what the hell was going on.

Damn this headache!

As he became more aware of his surroundings, he realized, with dismay, just where he was lying—half across Rafe’s lower body with his head resting against Rafe’s abdomen—and he tried to move. This was too tempting and his defenses were down.

“What’cha doin’?” Rafe asked in a concerned voice, his hands gripping Adam tighter.

“Trying to…find my water bottle,” Adam replied creatively. He didn’t like lying, but he couldn’t admit the real reason for trying to move away from Rafe. He couldn’t tell him this closeness was just too hard to cope with when he felt so low.

“Huh, sorry, I have it. Here,” Rafe said, passing it over to Adam. “Just a few sips, though.”

On second thought, Adam realized a drink would be good about now and, taking the bottle, he gratefully sipped the water, as, to his shame, his treacherous body leaned into the support Rafe offered.

“There. That better?” Rafe asked. “I don’t think you have any major injuries, but you’ve been out for hours. How’s the head?”

“Aching, but not too bad. Still feel a bit hazy. Hours?”

“Yeah, over twelve hours since you were hurt.”

Adam frowned. So long? Damn, he couldn’t even remember getting hurt. What had happened this time? He shook his head in dismay, which proved a mistake as he immediately felt dizzy and nauseous. He groaned, and Rafe supported him, holding him even closer against his chest.

“Well, that was stupid,” he admitted, and Rafe’s gentle laughter resonated through his body. Adam couldn’t help the feeling of well-being that suffused him being held by the man who meant everything to him. He couldn’t find it in himself to be sorry that he reveled in the enjoyment of sensations of which he could never get enough.

Rafe grinned as he replied, “Yeah, that wasn’t very smart for someone with a possible concussion.”

“Guess it should be elevated to a probable concussion,” Adam replied ruefully.

“You want a painkiller?”

“Nah, it’s not a nail-in-the-head pain, just a regular ordinary hammer-to-the-temple, so I’ll save the painkiller ’til I need it.”

Rafe snorted. “That’s my boy.”

Adam smiled, then frowned. “What’s that sound?”

“Sound? Do you mean the rain?” Rafe asked, sounding worried. “You sure your head is okay? How about your hearing?”

“My hearing? It’s fine. Just that I thought I could hear rain. I like the rain,” Adam replied, not understanding the concern he heard in Rafe’s voice.

“Adam, I know you enjoy the rain when you can watch it through a window, but I don’t think you’d like this rain. It’s heavy and has been coming down since thirty minutes or so before the landslide.”

“Landslide?”

“You don’t remember a thing, do you?”

“No.” Adam was puzzled and even a little scared. He hated feeling so out of it. The idea his mind could be affected and his memory wasn’t to be trusted also scared him. “The last thing I clearly remember was having dinner with you on Friday.” His face fell as unwelcome fear gripped his heart and he asked nervously, “That wasn’t a dream was it?…”

May 22, 2011

BEST POLICY has now been released by Amber Quill Press!

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I am pleased to announce that the third book in the Other Worlds series, Best Policy, is out today from Amber Quill Press!

BLURB:  On Alkya, a planet a long way from Earth, the Division of Investigation—Other Worlds—has set up a base where hundreds of personnel live and work. Among them are two men, Major Rafe Wheaton and Lieutenant Adam Deacon, a linguist, who are part of one of the survey teams.

Rafe and Adam have been experiencing problems working together, and shortly before the current mission, Adam offers to transfer to another team. Rafe, however, convinces Adam that he doesn’t want to lose him and Adam agrees to give things another chance. Now, they are left alone on the planet they’re surveying after the rest of their team takes the ship and returns to base with an important geological sample.

During a particularly nasty downpour, Rafe is heading toward the temple where Adam is working when a landslide occurs. Rafe finds Adam half-buried inside one of the temple rooms, unconscious. Awaiting the return of their ship and the rest of the team, Rafe looks after Adam, uncertain if there’ll be another landslide.

When Adam eventually awakens, time alone with Rafe results in the men sharing some home truths. But is it too late to fix things between them?

You can read an excerpt on the Amber Allure sales page:  http://www.amberquill.com/AmberAllure/BestPolicy.html

Stevie

http://steviewoods.com

April 4, 2011

New covers for Other World series!

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Here are the final covers from the Other Worlds series – Best Policy is the third book in the series, due to be released on 22nd May 2011 by Amber Quill Press.

Then towards the end of June, Amber Quill is going to release a Print compilation of the three stories, A Favor For A Friend, Lightning Strikes and Best Policy!

So exciting!

Stevie

http://steviewoods.com

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