Stevie Woods:author of gay romantic fiction

August 20, 2012

Re-release of contemporary short, Treasured Possessions!

I’ve just arranged the re-release of my short contemporary story, Treasured Possessions, which can be purchased for just $0.99 from:  All Romance Ebooks    Amazon Kindle  and Smashwords

BLURB:

Trevor is shocked to find that there has been a break-in at his apartment. Some valuables are missing, but even more devastating for Trevor is items of little monetary value but which mean the world to Trevor have been damaged. Trevor finds it hard to cope with what has happened and if it wasn’t for the support of his friend, Eric, he doesn’t know what he would do. Thanks to the break-in, and Eric, Trevor learns which of his possessions he truly treasures.

EXCERPT:

Trevor didn’t think he’d ever be able to move. If he moved he would somehow give credence to the scene before him. If he could stand still, stop the next second from happening, it wouldn’t be real. His books wouldn’t be scattered like so many dry leaves around the room, some torn and split with twisted spines and pages fluttering by the inexorable passage of time. The long treasured pair of photographs of his parents wouldn’t be ripped in two, lying among broken fragments of glass and wood, intermingling with the torn scraps of more recent photographs of his close friends, the nearest thing to a family he had left.

He looked in disgust at the broken pieces of centuries old pottery, not particularly valuable except as links to memories of the good times in his life. Why had the thief had to destroy what they didn’t want to take?

Suddenly he was moving, running, heart pounding in his chest.

“Trevor, Trevor what is it?” Eric’s voice followed him, but he could not speak.

He rushed into his bedroom and made straight for his bedside table. It wasn’t there. He looked, really looked for the first time at the bedroom. His clothes were strewn everywhere, some slashed or ripped. All the drawers were pulled open and the contents were disturbed and stuff had been yanked out and dumped. His closet door was wide open and his clothes either shoved to one side or piled on the floor among his shoes and other clutter. The shelf above had been cleared and open boxes, files and bags were strewn over the bed and floor. Again there were books and a few small artifacts that he’d used as ornamentation strewn haphazardly among the debris.

Trevor still couldn’t see what he was really looking for. Desperation was stealing his common sense and he couldn’t think properly. He spun round and groaned in frustration.

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June 20, 2012

Re-released fantasy contemporary short, Tutelary!

Filed under: writing — Stevie Woods @ 7:57 am
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I’ve just released a re-edited version of my fantasy short story, Tutelary.

BLURB:

Daniel doesn’t really understand why his lover, Matthias, has to leave him. Matthias doesn’t know just how to explain that he has a job to go back to, and that he probably won’t be able to see Danny again, at least not in this lifetime. The two lovers take advantage of their last few moments together before Matthias has to go, but Danny isn’t sure he can make it through the days that follow. Can he find the faith to go on, and the strength to wait for Matthias’ love?

Available from these sources for only $0.99:

Amazon Kindle    All Romance eBooks    Smashwords

And here’s a short EXCERPT:

Matthias sat on the side of the bed just watching Daniel sleep. The sheet had slid down as far as his stomach and it took all Matthias’ willpower not to reach out and caress the honey-colored skin. Daniel always was a rough sleeper, tossing and turning and occasionally kicking Matthias’ legs. Matthias didn’t care; just being able to sleep beside Daniel had been a blessing for him. Making love with him had been miraculous. Tears pricked at his eyes at the thought that perhaps never again…

“Matt?” Daniel said sleepily, rubbing at his eyes. He glanced at the window seeing it was hardly light yet. “Why are you sitting there?” He smiled, patting the mattress next to him. “It’s much nicer in here with me.”

“I…I need to talk with you and, if I was in there with you, we wouldn’t talk.”

Daniel laughed, “Heck no. Come on we can talk later, there’s a lot better things you can do with that lovely mouth of yours.”

“Danny, please.”

Daniel’s smile faded as he finally understood that Matt was serious about wanting to talk. “Sure, whatever.” He frowned, “Matt, why do I get the feeling I’m not going to like this?”

Matthias sighed and got to his feet. He walked toward the window, lifted a slat and looked outside. He was trying to delay the inevitable; he didn’t want to say what he had to, but he knew it was a futile exercise and the delay was only making Daniel more anxious, he could feel it.

Turning back, he said bluntly, “I have to leave, Daniel, and…”

“Leave? Why? How long for?” Daniel threw the covers back and swung his legs over the side of the bed so he was sitting facing Matt.

“I am so sorry, Danny,” Matthias said taking a step forward and forcing himself to stop. “I have to leave very soon, and I won’t be coming back.” As he watched the emotions flicker across Daniel’s expressive face, Matthias felt his stomach twist and the ache in his heart felt too great to bear.

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April 3, 2012

New outlet for my self-published books!

Filed under: writing — Stevie Woods @ 1:46 pm
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I was invited to add my self-published books to another online bookseller recently, and after a little thought I decided why not! The more the merrier after all:)  So I’ve now uploaded the following books to Erotic Escapes

A Million Pinpricks (SF/futuristic)

Smoke Screen (historical);   Cut & Thrust (historical)

The Wrong Path (fantasy)

Bridging Time (paranormal)

Roll of the Dice (contemporary);  More Than Sex (contemporary);   Throw Me A Bone (contemporary);

Conversations (contemporary);   Tactics (contemporary)

 

January 5, 2012

Contemporary short, CONVERSATIONS, re-released!

Filed under: writing — Stevie Woods @ 9:17 am
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The rights to my short story, CONVERSATIONS, reverted to me a couple of months ago. CONVERSATIONS was something of an experiment for me and as I had been quite pleased with the result I wanted to ensure it was available again, so I published it myself and it is available from the following sources:

AMAZON KINDLE   ALL ROMANCE EBOOKS   SMASHWORDS  1PLACE FOR ROMANCE

BLURB: Craig has known John for a long time. They are friends, close friends, but then Craig poses the question that perhaps they are closer than either of them had realized. Deciding to test the theory they got out on a date. After dinner and a trip back to John’s place, one thing leads to another, and another. Soon they’re swapping fantasies. Which one will they try first?

EXCERPT:  “Hey, Craig,” John said as he pulled up a chair at his friend’s table. He always knew he could find Craig in Pop’s Coffee Shop around five-thirty most evenings, but certainly on a Friday.

Craig looked up from his book and smiled. “Hey, John.”

“What’re ya doin’?”

“Reading.”

“Yeah, but reading what?”

“The history of…” Craig paused, sighed and added, “John, do you really want to know or is this just your usual preamble?”

“Usual preamble?” John frowned. Did he have a usual preamble?

“You want us to spend the evening together and you track me down in here, make small talk before you ask me out for a meal. Then later we go back to your place and either watch a DVD or play a game of poker or whatever.”

“Ah.” John smiled. “So, Craig?”

“So… What?”

“Which will it be? Meal followed by DVD or a game of poker?”

Craig grinned and shook his head. “Okay, John, either or both.” Craig stuffed his book back into his bag and then downed the rest of his coffee. Still holding the cup, Craig raised his eyes, narrowing them as he asked, “John, are we… dating?”

 

December 11, 2011

Paranormal/historical, BRIDGING TIME, re-released!

Filed under: writing — Stevie Woods @ 7:02 pm
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I’ve arranged to self-publish my paranormal gay romance set around the Golden Gate Bridge.

BLURB:

Out of work historian Anthony is working on the Golden Gate bridge project during the Great Depression when he meets Michael, and falls in love. He also decides to make a time capsule about the men he works with, but when Michael has a terrible accident, everything comes to a screeching halt.

In 2007, Paul is having dreams about his lover Jake being in grave danger. Will the content of the time capsule from all those years ago explain his fears?

The book is available from the following sources for only $1.49!

All Romance eBooks    Amazon Kindle   Smashwords  1Place For Romance

EXCERPT:

“He was you, Jake, in the dream. It doesn’t matter that he had a different name, he was you. Okay, maybe the clothes and the hairstyle were different but everything else about you was just the same, everything. You…he seemed to fall forever, tumbling over and over until he finally hit the hillside below. I saw his body all tangled up with the scaffolding. It was…” Paul shuddered.

“Hillside?” Jake asked.

“Yeah. Didn’t I say? He was working on the arch pylon near the south support towers.”

Jake was quiet for a moment; he couldn’t tell Paul but he was disquieted by the similarity of the position of the accident in Paul’s dream and the discussion he’d been having that evening with the other bridge engineers.

Paul reached forward, picked up the glass and downed the last of his whisky. “I had that dream for a reason, Jake. It’s a warning.”

Jake brought his thoughts back to the realm of common sense. “Paul, I only recently showed you the box in the South Tower and you were itching to touch. You’ve been talking for days about investigating the contents as soon as you get permission. It’s no wonder you dreamed about that time.”

Paul shrugged but didn’t speak and Jake went on, “Then tonight you search the web, read everything you can about the original construction, right? Are you really surprised you dreamed it? Okay, so you added the touch of you and me to it. That doesn’t really surprise me either,” he smiled. “You were still pretty much yourself in the dream. Not sure why you cast me as a riveter,” he said with a frown, his brow clearing as he added, “Oh, of course the bucket of rivets in the tower room. It was all just a projection, Paul.”

“No, it was more than that, Jake. I know what my dreams are usually like and this wasn’t one of them. I’m not letting my imagination run away with me here. This was so…real. Jake, I experienced six months in that…reality. Every single day for six months, three of them as your lover and,” he dipped his head and said quietly, “though making love with Mike was a little different.”

That piqued Jake’s interest. “Different, what do you mean? You said he was me, in your dream.” Lord, he hoped it hadn’t been better. God, what I am I saying, it was a damned dream!

Paul lifted his head and Jake saw the mischief in his eyes and was glad that at least he seemed to have gotten past his initial distress. “Well, showers weren’t as common in those days and we didn’t have one.” Jake grinned at this; shower sex was one of his favorites. “But Mike liked water as much as you do, so we bathed together and…”

“You had sex in the tub?” Jake grinned, licking his lips. “Tell me about it.”

Paul’s eyes opened wide but he smiled knowingly, “Seriously?”

“You kidding?”

Paul laughed then sobered. “I’ll tell you this, Jake, I have never had sex in a tub and that was so damned real I want to do it…again…with you.” Jake’s heartbeat increased at the need in Paul’s voice. “It was a pretty large tub, but still it was a tight fit for us and he knelt while he washed me…”

“Like I do in the shower,” Jake commented, his voice a rasp.

“Yeah, just like that,” Paul hold Jake’s gaze, a flush slowly suffusing his face. “Long strokes down my back and swirls over my chest with special attention to my nipples before you move oh so slowly down to my groin… and you know what a turn on that is.”

“Not so different then,” Jake said softly. He was now sitting on the edge of his seat.

Paul didn’t answer the comment but continued his description. “I washed him too and he was already hard when he positioned me in front of him virtually in his lap. He slipped his hand underneath me in the warm water and began to open me up. He was very slow and gentle and somehow half lying in that warm water it felt very erotic and when he thought I was ready he lifted me and, I know this sounds odd, but I felt as if the water was holding me as he slowly lowered me onto him.”

Listening, Jake was jealous of this other ‘him’ in Paul’s dream and wasn’t that weird.

“I wanted to help, wanted to move down to meet him but I couldn’t get any proper purchase and he told me to leave it to him. So he held me tightly and he pushed up into me…slowly at first but faster and harder until he was powering into me. The water was rising and falling, sloshing over the sides until the level dropped and it just made waves. I felt like I was riding on the water, and I felt…pressure surge through me, the heat inside me built and built until he shot into me and I came without even being touched. God, you were magnificent!”

Jake’s heart was pounding. “Crap, Paul I wish that had been real, that it had been me that made you feel like that.”

Paul blushed, “Yeah, me too. You really want to try it sometime?”

“Fuck yeah! We can try later if you want,” Jake said, his voice almost a growl. “My tub should be big enough, right?”

 

December 2, 2011

Gay Regency Historical, Smoke Screen, re-released!

Filed under: writing — Stevie Woods @ 11:30 am
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I’ve arranged for the re-release of my popular Gay Regency Historical novelette, SMOKE SCREEN:

Julian has a secret. He’s infatuated with his best friend, Richard, and always has been. The trouble is that Richard is married to the toast of London society, a belle of the ball that Julian knows he can’t compete with.

Just about the time Julian decides it’s hopeless to dream about Richard, he finds out that the happy couple might not be so perfect for each other. Richard and his lady wife have some secrets of their own, secrets that might just destroy all of them. Can Julian convince Richard that the web of deception, smoke and mirrors might just work in their favor?

Available from these sources:

Kindle   All Romance eBooks    Smashwords    1Place for Romance

November 16, 2011

Self-published my SF story, A Million Pinpricks!

Filed under: writing — Stevie Woods @ 2:56 pm
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The rights of one of my earliest publications, A MILLION PINPRICKS, has reverted to me and, with a little polishing and a new cover, I have published the science fiction story myself.

It is available on Amazon Kindle, All Romance eBooks, Smashwords and 1Place for Romance.

BLURB:

Taylor Sterling has everything under control. He’s young, wealthy, and he’s got his own small spaceship, leading a mission to collect astronomical data.

He’s got Joel, too. Joel’s his main engineer as well as a friend, and their relationship s quickly becoming all he could ask for. When a bad decision leads his ship and crew into real danger,Taylor learns that having it all isn’t as easy as he thought, and that it takes only a split second to lose it. Can he and Joel survive his mistakes?

November 13, 2011

My self-published books now on Kindle!

Filed under: writing — Stevie Woods @ 10:00 pm
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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

 

November 2, 2011

Short story, MORE THAN SEX, for only $0.99!

Filed under: writing — Stevie Woods @ 4:08 pm
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I am pleased to announce that I have self-published another of my short stories – MORE THAN SEX – a contemporary friends to lovers tale.

It is available for only $0.99 from ARe Books, 1Place for Romance, and Smashwords:

http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-morethansex-625512-144.html

http://1placeforromance.com/manlove/more-than-sex/prod_6082.html

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/101309

BLURB:

When Richard met Phillip, he found someone who did everything humanly possible to make his life better. The problem was, the longer they were friends, the better a person Phillip proved to be and, in the end, the worse Richard treated him; anything to avoid confessing the truth. If Phillip weren’t so good and decent, maybe Richard could be worthy of his kindness. If Richard could just be honest about his feelings, he’d be worthy of so much more.

EXCERPT:

Philip watched from his window as Richard’s car went by yet again. Twice tonight, surely that had to mean something. They had both been extremely busy on different projects for a while, but that didn’t usually stop Richard from dropping in for a chat whenever he could grab a minute. Yet Richard had been conspicuous by his absence from Philip’s office during most of the last week.

Philip sipped his wine, wondering if Richard had decided to take the bull by the horns and face him at last. He was sick of putting up with Richard’s crap. Not that he didn’t understand — he probably understood better than Richard did. So much so that he had been seriously debating cornering Richard and challenging the man. Philip had only allowed Richard to go as far as he had because he knew how hard it was for Richard to accept what was happening. Knowing that feelings weren’t something Richard handled easily at the best of times, Philip knew that coming to terms with this would be even harder. But it had been months now, and Philip wasn’t prepared to accept it much longer. If Richard didn’t say something soon, then Philip would. The only other option would be for one of them to move on, and Philip couldn’t accept that.

Ooh, interesting. He’s parking. Philip moved back slightly from his window so as not to be seen from the street. If Richard had finally — finally — made up his mind, Philip was not about to spoil things. He smiled and then he drained his glass.

Stevie

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July 14, 2011

Self-published through All Romance eBooks!

Filed under: writing — Stevie Woods @ 8:19 pm
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I belatedly discovered that I could upload my two independent short stories for sale at ARe Books!

I had published both CUT AND THRUST and ROLL OF THE DICE through Smashwords and 1Place for Romance a few months ago, but was under the misapprehension that only Publishers could sell through ARe and it was only a comment by another author on a list that made me understand that I could be a publisher!

So after some quick research I published both short stories today through ARe Books, CUT AND THRUST for just S1.49 and ROLL OF THE DICE for only £0.99 :

http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-cutandthrust-576197-144.html

http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-rollofthedice-576196-144.html

Stevie

http://steviewoods.com

 

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