Coming to Amazon in August is my second novel, Out of the Ashes. It’s a modern m/m take on the classic Cinderella story.
Here’s the skinny…
Young Noah hadn’t any idea how quickly his world could turn upside down. One minute, he was living, happy and secure, with a doting father and grandmother to look after him. The next, his father is dead, his grandmother is confined to her sickbed, and the only other family he has left is his new stepmother and her two children.Taken far from his home, worked hard and hidden away from the world, Noah hasn’t much to look forward to, growing up. Until one day, Matthew, a handsome neighbor, comes riding up to him like a knight on his charger.
It’s love at first sight, at least as far as Noah is concerned.
Now all Noah has to do is make his Prince Charming aware he exists, triumph over his evil stepmother, and claim the love he so richly deserves. He may not have a fairy godmother helping him, but magic can come in many forms. The only question is–will it be enough to give Noah his happy ending?
I’d promised a sneak peek in July, which I dutifully posted…only not on this page. So just to make sure visitors know where to find what they’re looking for, here is a small sample of Out of the Ashes.
What is it about, you ask? I just happen to have this handy blurb:
It’s a different world. Space has been colonized, the wealthy fly to work rather than drive, and slavery is legal.
Jason’s family has been ripped apart by tragedy. The only way he can save the ones left is to offer himself up as a bondmate. The more he’s willing to give, the higher the price he can command. And Jason is willing to give a lot.
Devin is wealthy and heartbroken after the wife he adored walked out on him. He isn’t looking for love. All he wants is a relationship he can control. Buying a bondmate seems like the perfect solution.
Yet when he purchases Jason’s contract, Devin gets more than he bargained for.
Here is a taste:
Jason didn’t say anything until they were up on the roof. “That was unnecessary, you know.”
“What was?” Devin asked, punching in the code to open up the skiff’s pilot side hatch.
“We’re obviously leaving because of me,” Jason said, crosswind whipping at his hair. “But you didn’t have to do that. I don’t mind spending time with Kaden. You should know that better than anyone. It wasn’t that big a deal.”
“Do you mind being talked about like you’re a thing rather than a person?” Devin shot back. “Because I think that would bug me.”
“You’d make a lousy bondmate,” Jason said, going around to his side of the craft and climbing in. “I know that even if you don’t. The first thing Redemption taught us was you’ve got to let that stuff roll right off your back.”
“So the things my father said didn’t bother you?” Devin challenged, powering up the skiff and programming the onboard computer. “You were perfectly happy to just sit there and take it?”
“I could have handled it,” Jason said, buckling in.
“Maybe you could,” Devin said, looking over at him. “But you shouldn’t have to.”