WIPpet numbers for 17th January, 2018:(18-17) + 1 = 2 paragraphs from Goth of Christmas PastWIPpet Context:I’m still snipping Goth of Christmas Past—and also still playing around...
A Snowy Christmas (When Skies Have Fallen #1.5)
Of The Bauble
Christmas Craic and Mistletoe (Seeds of Tyrone #3)
A Midnight Clear (HBTC)
Red Hot Christmas (HBTC)
Checking Him Out For The Holidays (CHO #1.1)
First Christmas (HBTC)
Christmas also features in:
No Time Like The Present (HBTC #2)
Reunions (HBTC #7)
Saorla Tierney's sons are conspiring against her, and at their age, they should know better. After all, she's nearly seventy-one herself, and, quite frankly, whether she still 'has needs' is none of their business.
OK, so, maybe she was a bit harsh with Sean when all he did was ask if she and Aileen wanted a double hotel room. And of course she feels bad for biting Finn's head off when he was only having a wee joke.
Between her grandson's unconventional baptism and the decades-long feud between her sons, even with Aileen at her side it's not as easy a decision as they seem to think. Or maybe it is. Saorla doesn't know anymore, and until she's sure...
A Hiding Behind The Couch Novella - part of the Never Too Late collection
When English Lit. student Jesse Thomas meets Leigh Hunter, he has to reconsider a few assumptions he's made about himself. As a straight, cismale ally, he keeps a low profile—not difficult for someone so shy and body-conscious. Leigh is intersex and identifies as queer—none of which alters Jesse’s conviction that they are the most beautiful person in the world. This is their story.
Book Four in the Checking Him Out series
When greed, fear and obsession rule the senses, danger is never more than a heartbeat away. A night of celebration affords the perfect opportunity for an unlikely band of criminals to make their move, but as details emerge, it soon becomes clear the crime is far more sophisticated than the police first thought. And that's only the beginning.
Season Seven of the Hiding Behind The Couch series
Checking Him Out is LGBTQIA romance (Books 1–3 inclusive: M/M romance; Book 4: bi/queer romance), so fair warning is given here about the sexual content. If you prefer contemporary, non-explicit stuff, why not try Hiding Behind The Couch?
Checking Him Out - book one - is available for free!
Checking Him Out For the Holidays - a short festive novella
Hiding Out - a novella - George, Josh and Libby from Hiding Behind The Couch meet Matty and Noah from Checking Him Out
Taking Him On - book two - Noah and Matty's story.
Checking In - book three - More antics with Sol and Adam.
The Making Of Us - book four - Jesse and Leigh's story.
Seeds of Tyrone (cowritten with Raine O'Tierney) is a series of gay romances, so again, fair warning is given here about the sexual content.
Leaving Flowers - book one - Patrick and Aidan's story
Where the Grass is Greener - book two - Chancey and Seamus's story
Christmas Craic and Mistletoe - book three - Paulo/Harrison's and Tom/Michael's stories
HIDING BEHIND THE COUCH is a series of novels and short stories about a group of nine friends - The Circle - who first met at school.
They've been described as the literary equivalent of 'Take That' - there's a character to suit everyone.
Why not dip into the story and see what you think?
I write character-driven stories, but they can be about ANYTHING and I don't like to stick to one genre. Thus, there's some CONTEMPORARY ROMANTIC FICTION that's LGBTSQ (i.e. it's about people, people!), plus a little SCI-FI FANTASY of the amateur quantum physics (time travel-ish) variety and a little HISTORICAL FICTION too!
I'm a social scientist, specifically of identity politics and the radical deconstruction of gender and sexuality. In non-jargon, imagine a world where your gender isn't on your birth certificate, you can marry who you like, wear what you like, cats and dogs, living together, mass hysteria... BUT it doesn't have to be! Just imagine.
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The sheen of their hair, the pale, smooth creaminess of their skin, the cheeky way they rolled their eyes, the hugeness of their pupils when they were scared or excited, the velvety softness of their lips. OK, I may have added my own details about their lips, but if I'd shut my eyes, I'd have heard, felt...I don't know...telepathically sensed their presence. Leigh had some kind of power over me beyond anything I'd experienced before.