Get Stable Hand three days early!

NineStar Press has Stable Hand on sale for $4.54 USD if you pre-order it. You also get it on October 30th instead of November 2nd, so win-win!

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BDSM/MMM/Erotic Romance

The Braided Crop Ranch is looking for stable hands.

But this is no ordinary horse ranch. The Braided Crop Ranch caters to men with a certain interest. An interest involving harnesses, tails and trainers.

Managed and expertly run by registered psychologist, Adam Marsland, the Ranch is a safe place for the expression of sex positive and kink positive needs and fantasies.

Jensen Moriarty is desperate for a job.

He can handle horses. In fact, he’s a pro at it.

Too bad the BCR doesn’t deal with real horses. But they do have “ponies”.

If Jensen can wrap his head around what the BCR actually stands for, he may have the opportunity to expand his resumé, and experience something completely unexpected in the process.​

A BDSM cowboy story about men who like to play pony, and the trainers who indulge them.

Donovan Hearts Sam.

Abstract Love by Sara Dobie Bauer made my summer.

I first encountered Ms. Dobie Bauer’s evocative writing with her vampire trilogy (Escaping Exile, Escaping Solitude, and Escaping Mortality). She writes with a perceptive eye and a detailed hand.

As i was reading Abstract Love – the story of miserable, misguided Donovan, and cheerful, free spirited Sam – I could see it unfold before me like a blockbuster rom com. Her writing style is a visual feast of colour and movement, emotion and conflict.

The developing relationship between these men was perfect in its execution, with Donovan surprised and confused at his attraction to the new graphic design employee, and Sam unimpressed but intrigued by Donovan’s attempts at awkward seduction.

I read this book so quickly the first time that I decided to give it another, slower, perusing after a couple of weeks and it read even better the second time. Dobie Bauer’s character development is spot on and her descriptions of Donovan’s frustration with Sam’s carefree ways are some of the best comedic moments in the book.

Even the secondary characters are unique and nuanced especially Donovan’s Executive Assistant, Monica, and Sam’s bestie, Zen. And the cover of this book is a piece of art in itself.

The sex scenes are very well done and realistic, with elements of humour and emotion. And smoking hot.

With realistic written scenarios and a satisfying the ending, Abstract Love is a great, hilarious read about two men who come together and find themselves.

New Name & Logo – AE Lister

After much deliberation, I have decided to sign with Ninestar Press as AE Lister instead of Elizabeth Lister. However, I have made it clear on all my online platforms that AE Lister and Elizabeth Lister are the same person.

It is exciting to be able to re-invent oneself and a new author name is a wonderful way to do that. My brand will essentially be the same except I will be focusing on distinctly queer BDSM stories like The James Lucas Trilogy.

Please see The Braided Crop Ranch page for a look the stories I’m working on right now.

White Balance – Available Now!

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“WHITE BALANCE”

~ a digital camera setting that balances neutrals and colours in order to achieve the most natural and realistic effect.

*Gay, Contemporary, Erotic, Light Kink, 18+*

Blurb: When Jeremy Trask walked into Martin Lewis’ photography studio neither man was prepared for the instant attraction that swept them up and refused to be denied. Three years later Jeremy has fulfilled his dream of becoming a working male model while Martin has embarked on a more fulfilling photography career in nature journalism. Now a world famous photographer has requested Jeremy pose for him in London. Martin accompanies Jeremy, ostensibly to do a photo spread on the New Forest for Outside magazine, but really because he can’t bear to be apart from the man he loves. When things in London don’t turn out as expected, can Martin and Jeremy navigate the hurt feelings and jealousy that suddenly threaten their relationship?

*This is the sequel to my debut novella Exposure.

Power Tool Available Now!

Gay/Erotic/Contemporary/Enemies-to-lovers/Soft Kink

Blurb: Danny and Travis are neighbours.

Danny works in IT and gets annoyed at everything. Travis bakes pot brownies and renovates in his underwear.

When these two get together, nothing will stop the insults and arguments, except maybe some seriously sexy innuendos and a challenge.

How will two men who seem to hate each other resolve their differences and find a path to something more satisfying?

Maybe it’s not about resolving anything. Maybe it’s about revealing things, including a penchant for soft kink and a fear of intimacy.

Maybe Danny and Travis can get over themselves and find something in each other they never expected.

Power Tool by Elizabeth Lister

An enemies-to-lovers short with swearing, insults, pot brownies, domestic discipline, and a lot of heart.



Book Review – ‘Nathan Burgoine “Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks”

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First, I just have to say the title of this book is awesome. I was a teenage freak, and I would have loved to have had an exit plan of any kind, especially an ability to teleport myself out of high school.

I need to make a little caveat here, and that is that young adult books are pretty far out of my wheelhouse. I mean, I didn’t even read them when I was a young adult. By then, I was already leafing through my parents’ collection of books to find the graphic sex scenes. I was reading Erica Jong, Ann Rice, Henry Miller and Philip Roth.

But ‘Nathan Burgoine is a friend of mine, and I absolutely loved the title and the concept for this book. Which is, essentially, that an extremely organized queer boy who is gathering all his resources in order to graduate high school discovers, by accident, a sudden ability to teleport when he goes through doors of any kind. This ability throws a wrench into Cole’s plans and forces him into a world of unexpected departures and arrivals, until he begins to figure out how to control his powers.

I loved Burgoine’s representation of the collection of friends surrounding Cole, Cole’s parents and his crush, Malik. This is a very inclusive book, featuring many characters that defy the heteronormative lifestyle, and a character with a disability as well. The embarrassing encounters between Cole and Malik were well done and put me right back into the world of desperate crushes and burgeoning high school romances.

The science fiction angle was great, and I was truly wondering where these sudden powers of Cole’s came from and how he was supposed to handle things until about two thirds into the book when things suddenly become more clear, and also more dangerous. The second half was exciting and expertly paced with a lot riding on Cole’s intelligence, bravery and ability to outthink his new rivals.

If you are a regular reader of young adult fiction, or, in fact, an actual young adult who is looking for something beyond the traditional, with positive queer characters, inclusive language and a really lovely heart, Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks is your book.

Find it at Bold Strokes Books, Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble to name a few of the online retailers where it is listed.

Friday Flash Fiction – Tea at Home

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They were awaiting his return.

“Would you like some tea, Jonah? I’ll put the kettle on.”

It still seemed strange to hear a disembodied voice, even though he was aware of Delilah’s presence in a distinctly physical way, though not the usual one.

“Sure. That would be nice.”

“I’m sure the children will want some too,” Delilah added.

“Yes!” said a child’s voice.

“Yes, please!” said another.

Jonah smiled and made his way to the armchair under the mirror. He sat down and sighed. He’d had three meetings in a row and, really, all he wanted to do right now was flake out in front of the TV.

But his unusual guests wanted tea.

“Read to us from THE BOOK!” the first child’s voice said.

“Yes, please read some more! It’s so entertaining!” said the second child.

Jonah sighed, removing his tie and opening the top button of his white shirt. “Have a seat then.”

Jonah heard the rustling of clothes and observed the eddies of dust in front of his chair. He listened to Delilah making tea in the kitchen and picked up the book from the side table.

He opened it and began to read:

She looked back at us from the door, and I had a last impression of that beautiful haunted face, the startled eyes, and the drawn mouth. Then she was gone.

“Now, Watson, the fair sex is your department,” said Holmes, with a smile, when the dwindling frou frou of skirts had ended in the slam of the front door. “What was the fair lady’s game? What did she really want?”

“She probably wanted some tea!” said the first child.

“Do you think so?” Jonah said, looking up from the page, although there was no-one to look at, exactly.

“Oh yes! Who doesn’t want a cup of tea when they go out?” said the first child.

“Or when they come home,” said the second child, in a more somber voice. A voice that held years of wandering and loneliness.

Jonah smiled sadly. “I do want some tea, now that I am home. And I shall share it with the both of you, if you’ll keep me good company from now on.”

“Oh, we will Jonah!”

“We will!”

Delilah’s footsteps sounded on the floor boards as the tea pot came, steaming, into view.

“Go get the teacups, my darlings, and bring them in here. The tea will be ready to pour in a moment.”

“Yes, mother,” they said in unison.

“You’re a good man, Jonah Morris,” Delilah said softly. “I wish I had known you when I was slightly more corporeal.”

“You’re a wonderful mother, Delilah. You’ve done the best you could, all things considered. You are welcome to my home as long as you need it. I’ve gotten quite used to the three of you.”

“Bless you, Jonah. Now, let’s all have some tea, shall we?”