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    Halloween Reads

    It’s three weeks to Halloween! Got your costumes ready? Parties planned? Spooky Halloween reading all lined up?

    Well, I can maybe help with the last one (and also the first two, if you wanna bounce ideas off me!). If you’ve come to my site looking for spooky reads, you know that I love a good monster romance. But let me highlight two specific stories for you!


    EMPTY VESSELS
    A young man that sees monsters, the ghost that keeps him company, and the weird and haunted world of Others that he wants to protect. Possessed dolls, faceless ghosts, bone girls and horned boys, and things that go bump in the night.
    Gay/Bisexual/Polyamorous (M/M/M)
    Length: 80,000 words (354 pgs)
    Urban Fantasy/Paranormal

    Contains:

    • ghost boys
    • young adults developing a better relationship with their psychic powers
    • cryptid-like flirty deer spirits
    • nifty antiques
    • bad bus etiquette
    • monster romance
    • navigable mindscapes
    • spooky dolls

    What makes this a good Halloween read? Without being outright horror, it’s got a good number of creepy moments to give you chills, and still has that promised happy ending. It’s got a number of ghosts, ghouls, cryptids, and other Halloweeny spooks (at least two of which get a good romance going, because what good is a monster story without kissing the monster?), and it’s set in the autumn, with all the ambiance of the fallen leaves, chill air, and early night. It’s also my favorite thing that I’ve ever written, if that helps sweeten the pot!

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    ONLY HUMAN
    Nerdy boy gets a necromantic curse, and meets his specialist’s super hot, super buff, and super dead receptionist.
    Gay/Bisexual (M/M)
    Length: 20,000 words (~60 pgs)
    Urban Fantasy/Paranormal

    Contains:

    • zombies, but like, as part of society
    • coffee dates
    • that anxious feeling when you go on WebMD
    • video games
    • healthy communication habits
    • really he’s more of a Frankenstein
    • …and an amateur murder mystery author
    • people learning to do better by each other

    What makes this a good Halloween read? There’s no horror in this one–it’s a sweet and spicy story rather than a spooky one–but with zombies part of society, there’s plenty of the living dead and the traditional fears around mortality that come with it. This one releases on Oct 16, so you can pre-order now for 15% off and still have it in time to read on Halloween! Originally part of the Less than Dead anthology, this is its first time appearing as a standalone.

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    Less Than Three Press (ebook)


    Read these already? Looking for something else? Check out My Books page to see if anything strikes your fancy. And Happy Halloween!

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    Only Human releases Oct 16!

    Only Human
    $2.99$2.54 (Preorder for 15% off)
    Urban Fantasy/Paranormal
    M/M (gay/bisexual)

    Only Human releases October 16, just in time for a Halloween read! It’s a funny, offbeat M/M story about a young man who finds himself suffering under a necromantic curse… a plight made way better by getting to know his doctor’s super hot (but super dead) receptionist. This is a warm read, featuring both nerds flirting and the living dead. First released in the Less than Dead anthology, I’m super happy that I get to share it with you all as a standalone release!

    Only Human contains:

    • Coffee shop dates
    • Navigating past the imminent pressure of a necromantic curse to approach a relationship in a healthy manner anyway
    • A big buff zombie nerd
    • Proper communication skills and owning up to one’s mistakes
    • And a steamy sex scene!

    Preorder now for 15% off!

     

  • Halloween 2018 IF,  Interactive Fiction

    Halloween I.F – “Crafting Love” – Day 15

    [Please read the instructions before jumping in!]

    All right, Jay decided. The most important thing here was the people. He was still pretty much a stranger, and had to rely on other people for information. So getting to meet Hannah today was important. He could look at the keys later tonight, and think about signs tomorrow—at least by doing this, it would mean he’d met all four of the people most closely associated with the four signs on the door, and meant he had access to as unbiased a view of all these things as possible, as a result. Anyway, his goal had been to be like Aunt Grace—to not associate himself with any one cult overly much, and he imagined not ignoring any of the four she clearly was involved with was part of that.

    Besides, eldritch things aside, he’d always heard that small towns would notice if you’d snubbed someone. Even if most of the others had in some way come to him, if there were four main cults and he left someone out, it’d just be rude.

  • Halloween 2018 IF,  Interactive Fiction

    Halloween I.F – “Crafting Love” – Day 14

    [Please read the instructions before jumping in!]

    Jay turned his hand over under Camden’s, taking it and giving it a squeeze. “Thank you,” he said sincerely. “You’re right, I think. I’m letting myself get kind of overwhelmed and that’s no good. I’ll try to remember to put some time in to relax and make things normal again.”

    Camden flushed, glancing aside at him. “Okay. Good.”

    “And I want to take you up on your offer,” Jay said, more gently. Camden seemed a little unused to compliments or affection, and he didn’t want to overwhelm the other man, or make him think Jay was coming onto him when he wasn’t. Finding a balance of appreciation without embarrassing him seemed tricky. He squeezed again, then pulled his hand back. “But I don’t even know enough to do that.”

  • Halloween 2018 IF,  Interactive Fiction

    Halloween I.F – “Crafting Love” – Day 13

    [Please read the instructions before jumping in!]

    Jay took a deep breath and felt himself relax a little. A wave of relief rushed over him as he reached out to take the vase. “Thanks, Camden,” he said, and heard his voice come out a little shaky. “This is really kind of you.”

    It was a good reminder: no matter what was going on with cults and gods and signs and the end of the world, there were still good folks who wanted to help each other. It was easy to get caught up in all this, and in the paranoia of not knowing of who he could trust or what they wanted from him. But there was more than just that.

  • Halloween 2018 IF,  Interactive Fiction

    Halloween I.F – “Crafting Love” – Day 12

    [Please read the instructions before jumping in!]

    Jay stared at Ashesh’s closed door and tried to process what had just happened.

    Okay, he thought distantly. So he met a guy with an unnaturally overpowering presence who mysteriously implied he’d been ‘invited’ here, magically made keys and books appear, and apparently was affiliated with a cult without being part of a cult. And claimed the world was about to end, that also was a thing.

    Was it crazy for him to think that this guy might not be human? Normally, yes, it would be nuts. But under the circumstances…

  • Halloween 2018 IF,  Interactive Fiction

    Halloween I.F – “Crafting Love” – Day 11

    [Please read the instructions before jumping in!]

    Part of Jay tried to analyse this feeling of overwhelming presence. His impulse was, oddly, to trust it. The woman in the library had mentioned having an agent in town; perhaps this was that person. And if not, maybe it at least meant it was related to that dream in some way. He should, he decided, try to pay attention to that feeling when it happened.

    The rest of him was finding that attentiveness, that attraction, to be really damn hot, and it was very quickly overruling the rest of him.

    “Good, great,” Jay found himself saying. “Fantastic. Love the shirt.”