When I first started writing I wrote in long-hand, and wrote my stories on pads of lined white paper.
I now mostly write straight onto my computer or laptop, but I still have found memories of filling up those empty white pages with my sprawling handwriting and tales of other people’s lives. So happy reading, I hope.
All the characters from Catering with Benefits return to cope with the ups and downs of their daily lives and loves. Craig and Justin continue to grow their business as Justin bares all for Liberace. Jared and Thomas' encounter more snakes and their relationship faces some difficult times. Will Andy find true love? Will Edward's program premiere? Virginia Price looks for a new lover. Edward has a special house warming surprise for Justin and Craig.
Kalian Alauis lives in a world very different from ours. He lives in the country of Dimian, where people are gifted with Magik. People that is, except for Kalian. Without the manifestation of his power he lives a life separate from those closest to him. When he wanders too far from home one day something happens that opens an entire new world for him. The only problem is, this new world is full of danger and violence.
Trent’s stepdad is Chase Hudson, critically acclaimed film director and producer. He’s rich and good-looking, but he’s got issues with control and he feels like he’s totally losing it when he learns he’s on academic probation. He needs a tutor, fast.
Kayden’s used to following the rules. He's premed, like his brother, but his gentle nature draws him to teaching. When Trent approaches him about tutoring, he agrees at once as this is his only chance to get close to his incredibly attractive classmate. They soon realize how much Trent likes to dominate his little teacher and how much Kayden likes to submit to him.
Running from his abusive Dad, seventeen-year-old Kyle skips out on his old life and searches for a new one far from his old home. Spanning halfway across the country, Kyle ends up in St. Clement, where he enjoys the culture but stays for the love.
Richard Leonard Peterson wanted to fly for as long as he could recall. His father, an Air Force pilot, was the inspiration. When his parents died in a boating accident, Ritch moved to Washington, D.C. to live with his brother and his brother’s fathers. A month before turning eighteen, he becomes a cadet at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. If he can safely navigate the subsequent four years, he will be commissioned as an Air Force Second Lieutenant upon graduation
I occasionally try my hand at writing haiku. I'm not claiming that any of it is really all that good. And some haiku purists might even claim that I don't always follow the rules of haiku correctly. Indeed some of my attempts could be more correctly classified as senryu, rather than haiku.
Be all that as it may, I shall add my individual attempts over the next while. Some have been written many years ago. Others will be more recent.
As the occasional offering may be somewhat dark in nature, I shall give the collection a rating of Mature. I will give individual chapter warnings where necessary
Most of Rick’s life was performed solo and in quiet. He told himself he liked it that way, preferring to keep even his closest friends away from his secrets. But an aggressive woman and a stranger in town found a way to bring out his inner music.
Small town life still exists like this. The pace is slow, and everyone knows your name. And your business.
Andrew Devlin has three things he loves most. His parents, his only family, his boyfriend Ryan, and the hospitality industry, his chosen career. When his parents are tragically killed, his biggest desire is to have a family of his own, to love and be loved. With assistance from a very large inheritance he sets about doing just that.