Stevie Woods:author of gay romantic fiction

February 11, 2015

50% Sale — All Stevie Woods eBooks from Amber Allure

Starting today and lasting until 17th February, all my ebooks – novels and novellas – are on sale from my publishers website! Whether you like contemporary or fantasy, science fiction or historical, there’s bound to be something you’d enjoy. Take a look:

50% Overall Discount Sale — All Stevie Woods E-Books

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October 11, 2014

AQP Special sales: $0.99 Books & Bundles!

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That’s right, Amber Quill Press has just introduced a new feature on their website! Each week AQP will be featuring a new set of ten titles, or sometimes book bundles, for only $0.99 each!

The sales will commence on a Friday and end the following Thursday! The intent is to start with books that have been with AQP since the publisher opened its doors way back in 2002!  An excellent opportunity to find some new authors, or perhaps read the older books of a favorite author.

Have a look at the first page: http://www.amberquill.com/store/c/413-Special-99-Books-Bundles.aspx

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October 3, 2014

Amber Allure Anniversary sale – Last day!

Yes – you can purchase all of my books at a discount today as part of the AQP Amber Allure anniversary celebration!

Through Friday, October 03rd
On October 1st, 2002, Amber Quill Press officially opened its doors. And since that day, we have published more than 2,000 titles in just about every genre imaginable by some of the most talented authors in the business!
And now, to celebrate our 12th Anniversary, we kick off the month by offering all of our Amber Kisses, Novellas, and Novels (both “Regular” and “Extended” length) for a 50% discount! Yes, that’s 50% off…all imprints, all genres, all authors…from now through Friday, October 3rd!
 
(Note: Discount applies to e-books only and does not include AmberPax Collections or books labeled “Amber Briefs” or “Amber Shorts.” Books listed on our “Clearance” page will remain discounted at 75% off.)
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12th ANNIVERSARY GIVEAWAYS

And to continue celebrating our twelve years in business throughout the month, we will be drawing at random the names of three (3) newsletter subscribers each Sunday in October and giving each of them an AQP Gift Certificate worth $25.00 on our website. That’s a total of twelve (12) winners in October. So check the “New Releases” newsletter each Sunday in October to see if your email address has been selected to win.
The owners and staff at Amber Quill Press thank our readers for their continued patronage. We couldn’t have gone twelve years without you!
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January 13, 2013

HEALING – New Release from Amber Allure!

Yes, it’s out today! My new release from Amber Quill Press, Healing, is a fantasy novella set in an alternate world.

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After an injury, Audin desperately needs the help of a healer, and is shocked to discover the one recommended to him is Tener, a man he hasn’t seen since their split following a blazing argument a dozen years earlier. Since those days, both men have experienced much during their years apart, and life has tempered them. Even though Tener is now a healer rather than the doctor he ought to have become, and Audin is an engineer working for an authoritarian government department, they realize they still have much in common. Including a fierce sexual attraction to each other.

Upon learning that Audin’s life is at stake from an implant placed inside him by the government, and with his own career at risk due to Audin’s position, Tener confesses his secret involvement with an underground organization fighting to bring down the corrupt and dangerous regime.

The men quickly comprehend that they must work together, hoping to solve Audin’s problem and, in consequence, that of others infected by the vicious piece of technology. But can Tener remove the evil device from Audin without killing him in the process?

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EXCERPT:
Audin Logon cursed his own carelessness as he hurried along the narrow poorly lit street as dusk slid into night. He’d had to take a cab from the ministry because his injury meant he wasn’t able to drive. It had been necessary for the transport to drop him off at the crossroads as it wasn’t possible to drive down the narrow lane. The throbbing in his hand and arm had lessened now, sinking into numbness and he didn’t think that was good. He hoped the healer would still see clients at this hour, some healers only chose to work during daylight hours.

His colleague at the department, Milius, had assured him that his friend of a friend was a good healer and would never turn a patient away. Audin wasn’t sure he believed that, but at that moment he prayed Milius was right. There was no way he could go to the hospital for treatment by the doctors there; he just couldn’t afford the fees ‘proper’ doctors charged. It didn’t matter that the accident had occurred at work, the ministry considered the employee responsible for his own actions – and his own accidents.

Audin repeated the healer’s name to himself, Neret Sanaret, again frowning because there was something about the name that seemed familiar and he couldn’t think why – of course! Sanaret had to be an assumed name. Sanare was the ancient name for a healer; it was too much of a coincidence that it was the man’s real name. Not that it mattered what he called himself as long as he was as good as Milius said, and the man would help him. Perhaps it would be sensible to offer him a little extra for arriving at so late an hour.

There, just ahead in the murky gloom, illuminated by one of the few street lights, he saw the sign of a healer’s shop: a pestle and mortar topped by the curved surgeon’s knife around which a snake curled. Audin sighed gratefully that modern healing had progressed well beyond such basic tools, though where the snake came into it he had never understood. As he approached the door he saw the name plate of the man he’d been sent to see.

Audin knocked on the door, hoping for a response. Almost immediately the door opened and a figure stood there. Outlined only by the light from within, the man appeared little more than a dark shadow.

“Healer Sanaret?” Audin queried. “I apologize for the late hour. I was given your name by a friend who suggested you would still be willing to offer me treatment.”

“Come in,” the healer said.

With a sigh of relief Audin walked into the brightly lit room, absently noting its neat metallic surfaces and clean white walls before turning to face the healer – and his voice died in his throat. His heart speeded up and his head pounded. He could hardly believe what he thought he saw. He frowned as he cocked his head to one side, studying the man before him. It couldn’t be, could it? Yet how could he doubt his own eyes?

Audin stared at the man he had last seen almost a dozen years ago; the man he had regretted losing contact with over what had long since seemed a pointless reason for an argument.

“Tener Allend! My God, is that you?”

Eyes widening, the man frowned. “I fear you have mistaken me for someone else, Sir. My name is Neret Sanaret.”

Audin was taken aback. He couldn’t be mistaken. Even the voice was familiar now. The man before him appeared more mature, the eyes were perhaps a little harder, but Audin could never mistake that face. The years had added bulk to his body, but the man’s height was exactly the same. His eyes were the same green flecked with gold and his hair was the identical warm brown with fair streaks, just a little longer now as it brushed his collar. “It can’t be… You are… Why are you denying yourself, Tener?”

“I am denying only that I am this man you have mistaken me for. Now please, let us deal with your injury,” the healer said coldly.

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December 30, 2012

An Enigma (OW#4) 25% excerpt!

Time for another 25% excerpt and today it’s from the fourth novella from the Other Worlds Series, AN ENIGMA.

AnEnigma_medAdam panicked for a moment, unable to ignore the possibility Rafe was injured. Then he berated himself for his stupidity. First, why should Rafe be injured when Adam wasn’t? Then again, as Chris and John weren’t answering either, wasn’t it much more likely his comm-unit was damaged in the fall? Or maybe these strange walls didn’t allow the passage of comm signals?

Frustrated and not knowing what else to do, he yelled. “Anybody, anybody at all?” and was shocked when he got a reply.

“Adam! Is that you? Oh, thank God, where are you? Are you all right?”

“Rafe.” Adam almost laughed in his relief. “I knew you’d try to follow, but I wasn’t sure if you’d succeed.”

“Adam, where are you?” Rafe asked more calmly.

“I’m inside a room, a rectangle made entirely from some kind of thick, translucent glass. There is not much light and I can’t make out what is beyond the wall,” he said, approaching the nearest wall as he spoke. “It looks darker out there, though, but I—”

“Adam,” interrupted Rafe. “Stand still!”

“What’s wrong?”

“It’s all right. Now move to your right just a couple of steps.”

Adam was puzzled, but he did as Rafe requested.

“Move nearer to the wall, Adam.”

“Rafe, what is it?”

“Please, Adam, I need to see if I’m right.”

“See? You…can see me?”

“Walk to the wall,” Rafe repeated.

Adam walked forward until his chest was touching the wall.

“I can’t see you clearly, Adam. I thought I could see something when you moved, and now I see a shadow where you’re standing against the wall.”

“So are you in another of these…glass rooms?” Adam asked, keeping his voice calm, though he hoped Rafe wasn’t trapped, too.

“No. I’m in a large room and there’s only the one glass wall. The others are made of the same metal as the hall above. There’s only one narrow opening, and I haven’t had chance to check where it goes yet. Have you checked out where your exit goes?”

***

Rafe waited for an answer and was puzzled when none came. He called again, a little louder, “Adam, can you see the way out?”

“There isn’t one, Rafe.”

“What?”

“It’s difficult to see in here and when I couldn’t see an exit, I double-checked by touch. The walls are smooth and there aren’t any markings, not even ridges or any indication of cracks or fault lines. The walls are so sleek.”

Rafe felt a sudden chill. Obviously, whatever the purpose of the room above, there had been some kind of security device and Adam had triggered it. Why he hadn’t ended up in the same kind of…cell, perhaps…as Adam, Rafe didn’t know. It didn’t really matter now; all that mattered was getting Adam out.

“Keep calm, Adam,” he called. “I’m going to call for help. Chris and John aren’t too far away and it shouldn’t take them long to get back to the…library.” He didn’t think it was a library any longer, but he didn’t know what else to call it. “I know it could take them some time to find us down here, but…”

“Rafe, I tried my comm-unit, but it wouldn’t work from in here. I couldn’t even reach you, and you’re only next door.”

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To read the rest of the story, available individually as an ebook or in print as part of Other Worlds Vol 2,  go here

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October 2, 2012

A Million Pinpricks: Giveaway Winner!

And the lucky winner of the contest for a copy of A Million Pinpricks is:

Giselle D’Souza!

I’ll be contacting Giselle by email to arrange for her to receive whichever version of the ebook she prefers:)

And, thanks to everyone who entered.

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September 30, 2012

A Million Pinpricks: 25% excerpt – and a Giveaway!

It’s Sunday so here’s another excerpt starting a quarter way into one of my stories. This time it’s from the Sci-fi/Futuristic novella, A Million Pinpricks – and wow it starts right in the middle of a sex scene!  This week I’ve also decided to offer a copy of the book as a Giveaway – just send me an email (to stevie@steviewoods.com) with the names of the two lovers and I’ll pick one lucky reader. The contest will be open until midnight tomorrow (Monday).

“Harder, Joel…you can…oh God, that’s it. Again, do that again.” My cock was hard without even being touched. Slipping an arm around my waist and lifting me even higher, Joel pulled me back against him. Now, every thrust hit my sweet spot and all I could do was moan and cry out.

“Yes, yes…mmm, there…again, oh God, oh God, again…yes, yes.”

“Gonna come, can’t stop…gonna….gonna, yes. Taylor!” As Joel’s semen filled me, my own orgasm overwhelmed me and I spurted onto the sheets below, muttering Joel’s name over and over as he collapsed onto my back. Joel pulled out, taking his weight off my body; not that I’d have minded if he’d stayed.

“Feel good,” I told him, “Real good, Jo.” I felt Joel relaxing against me. He slid his hands underneath me, and pulled me closer, then rolled us both onto our sides.

Drifting as I lay comfortably in my lover’s arms, I knew which lessons I enjoyed the most.

Chapter Two

 Oh, God, here I am stuck in a wrecked ship waiting to die and just thinking about Joel gives me a hard-on! We’re good together, or should I say we were good together.

I hate this waiting; it’s like the universe is playing a sick game with me, giving me enough time to remember, enough time to regret that there’s not a damn thing I can do about dying.

***

After days of study, the scientists all seemed to have different theories about what the phenomenon was, but if truth were told, none of them had any real idea. Apparently, the more they discovered, the more questions presented themselves. It was just as frustrating for me having to listen to their constant speculation.

“Commander Sterling, we’ve done all we can from this distance. We need to get better sensor data to even begin to understand exactly what it is we’re dealing with here. Take us in closer, please,” Philips demanded.

I’d been expecting this and had already discussed the possibility with Joel. As I’d know he would, he shared my opinion. “Professor, you know how dangerous that could be. The closer we get to that,” I indicated the dramatic light show with a wave of my hand, “the greater the risk to the ship.”

“The whole point of the mission is to gain data, Sterling. I insist you get us as close as possible. I’m sure Campion is capable of watching the various readouts for you,” Phillips added snidely.

Out of the corner of my eye I saw Joel’s head snap up at that and knowing how quickly the man’s temper could get the better of him, I said calmly, “Joel.”

He met my gaze, and got the unspoken message just from the tone of my voice. I had to suppress a smile as he merely rolled his eyes in response, saying nothing.

“We will not be moving closer,” I told Phillips firmly.

Phillips made a show of accepting my decision, but not for long. A day later, urged on by his team, he repeated the demand. Already, there was so much pull from the gaping orifice that I was struggling just to hold the ship on station. This time, Joel voiced his objection, backing up my decision to refuse.

Phillips then took pleasure in reminding me that though I was the commander of the ship, he was the commander of the scientific mission. Rather gleefully he went on to announce that if he felt it was necessary to take this action to complete the mission then I had no choice but to obey. Unfortunately, the bastard was correct. Once on station the Mission Commander had authority. I so wanted to have a few words with whatever idiot thought up that standing rule. Obviously, he’d never been in a position to understand how stupid it was.

I tried, of course, to make Phillips understand one more time, even though I knew it was a waste of breath. “Damn it, Phillips, don’t you realize that if I try to fly us closer I can’t guarantee our safety? There’s no way of knowing the effect of that thing on the ship.”

Phillips raised an eyebrow and retorted acerbically, “Which is why we need further data. The consensus is that it might be some kind of spatial rift, but we need more detailed readings. Your piloting skills should be adequate to the task, so let’s see you use them.”

He knew that would get to me, and even though I knew what he was doing I couldn’t stop myself as I reiterated, “The fact that I’m here proved that I earned it, Professor!”

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September 19, 2012

25% Excerpt – m/m Sci-Fi, A Favor For A Friend (OW#1)!

Today’s 25% excerpt is from A FAVOR FOR A FRIEND which is the first book in my Sci-Fi/futuristic series, OTHER WORLDS. Enjoy!

It didn’t take long before the general returned with Holgate in tow and Jake was relieved to learn the engineering colonel did require all the reliable help he could get. Together with a few engineers he could spare from the other levels, Jake’s team and three other volunteers, Holgate had twelve personnel. Jake knew more people had volunteered, but the area was so unstable that too many people working there was dangerous.

Holgate and the three engineers he had taken from the teams working on eight and nine poured over blueprints. The general joined the group, as did Lieutenant Garber.

Waiting around while Holgate and his engineers checked, double-checked and confirmed their findings before they approved the rescue plan only allowed time for Jake’s feelings to coalesce. Bart had made an impression on Jake almost from the moment they had met, and that importance had grown until it became part of him, as important as breathing and just as automatic. Jake struggled to keep a grip on his emotions. How could he have put into danger the person who meant most to him in the world?

He knew if he lost Bart, he lost everything. He was not only Jake’s best friend, he was the person Jake loved, the person who made life worth living, the person who made him laugh, who made him cry, who made him see value in not only the large things in life, but the little vital things that were always there but rarely recognized. He was Jake’s link with life and without him he had nothing. If Jake lost Bart now because of his own stupid culpability…

He felt hot tears pricking at his eyes and he fought to keep them from falling. For that, he needed privacy, which he didn’t have and couldn’t afford. If he needed to grieve, he would do that later. Now he just needed to act. If that action came to naught, he would only grieve long enough to put the bullets in his gun.

Pushing aside that morbid thought, he made himself a promise. When…when they freed Bart, when he was safe and they were alone, Jake would tell him the truth. Jake would tell Bart how much he meant to him, how much he was needed, how much he was loved. Jake didn’t know how Bart would react to that, whether he could ever see Jake as more than just a friend, but he felt Bart had a right to know he made this major’s life worth living.

If nothing else came of it, at least Bart would know. He was an open, understanding man. Bart would never turn away from an admission of love. He may not return it, but he would never denigrate it.

Another fear did raise its ugly head, though–how would Bart feel if he was seriously hurt because Jake had persuaded him to stay and work on that report? This was one answer he wasn’t quite as sure of. What he did know was that if he’d caused Bart any suffering, if he needed help, looking after, anything, then Jake was prepared to do whatever it took.

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September 25, 2011

New release! An Enigma (Other Worlds #4)

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Today Amber Quill Press are publishing the fourth book in the Other Worlds Series, An Enig ma – The sequel to Amber Allure’s Best Seller Best Policy

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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.

On a mission with the rest of their team surveying a deserted city, Adam and Rafe, now a committed couple, investigate one of the many buildings, which, due to its contents, Rafe has dubbed the “library.” Adam unknowingly operates some kind of machinery, and in a flash of light, the floor opens beneath his feet. In a desperate attempt to save his lover, Rafe gets caught in the same trap.

While their team-mates search for them, Rafe and Adam find themselves trapped in adjoining cells, unable to touch or see each other properly, but grateful that at least they can communicate with each other. Though it doesn’t help them to understand what is happening as the walls change shape around them. Adam’s cell gets gradually smaller while Rafe is offered what seems to be a way of escape—but is that just one more trick of the strange trap in which they find themselves?

Will they be able to free themselves, or will they die together—but desperately alone?

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