RTC Readings/Excerpts

If you weren’t able to attend my reading last night at Romancing the Capital (there were many events going on) I’ve got them here! Reading/excerpt #1, from Beyond the Edge (Book 1 in The James Lucas Trilogy): “So dance with me…” He started moving and, by God if, once he forgot about everyone else, he…


Man must be disciplined, for he is by nature raw and wild. ~ Immanuel Kant  

Sunday Rest

He was my North, my South, my East and West, My working week and my Sunday rest. ~ W.H. Auden


It was a kiss to level mountains and shake stars from the sky. It was a kiss to make angels faint and demons weep…a passionate, demanding, soul-searing kiss that nearly knocked the earth off its axis. ~ Lisa Kleypas


Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. ~ Abraham Lincoln


A tattoo is an affirmation: that this body is yours to have and to enjoy while you’re here. Nobody else can control what you do with it. ~ Don Ed Hardy

The James Lucas Trilogy

When I started writing my first novel, which became Beyond the Edge, I wasn’t even sure I could write a full length novel. I had these three distinct characters in my head and I knew how they met, and I had a vague idea where to take it from there. But I wasn’t sure if…

CanQueer/Velvet Studio Interview!

On Saturday I was invited to sit down with Luke Smith, Sebastien Plante and Mike Tattersall to discuss the ins and outs (pun intended) of being a woman who writes gay erotica. The resulting discussion proved fascinating and allowed me to expand on what inspired me to branch out into this scintillating arena: CanQueer Episode…

Inspiration, January 31st

“Cowboys are frequently, secretly fond of each other” ~ From an original song by Ned Sublette, covered by Willie Nelson

Inspiration, January 30th

My uncles, who are farmers in Minooka, Illinois – I grew up with them and their pickup trucks and mustaches, and to me that was masculinity: big hairy sweaty guys who could pick up a bus. ~ Nick Offerman

Inspiration, January 28

He stared at me cheekily from the pillow, blue briefs askew. How could I possibly resist?

Inspiration, November 19

“I want you upstairs,” I explained breathlessly. “And I am not letting you out of these fucking boots.” I finished doing up one boot and bent to kiss it before tying the other one. “You look really hot down there,” he murmured, watching as I finished the other one. I kissed it as well. I…