Coming soon: The Bodyguard’s Dilemma

My new short story, The Bodyguard’s Dilemma will be released as part of Dreamspinner’s Snow on the Roof anthology on February 11, 2013. I will post an excerpt shortly, but in the meantime here is a quick teaser:

Logan Chase has spent his life protecting people; first as an LAPD cop, then later in private security. When a routine job safeguarding infamous porn star Tyler Hart leaves him head over heels for the much younger man, Logan’s cautious nature is tested. But the delicious twink is hardly suitable relationship material, and, on his forty-fifth birthday, Logan is faced with a choice between what his head thinks is right and what his heart really wants.

I have to confess I am pretty proud of this short little story. From a purely technical standpoint, capturing the essences of my characters in under 10,000 words was a challenge, but one which I think I met. This is what I call a ‘moment in time’ story–that is, the reader is plopped down into the action without exposition, and, like an observer, gets to form their own opinions of the characters based on what they say or do. Sure there are some gaps, some questions left hanging and the inevitable “What happens next?”, but the whole intent, for me, was to distill the story down to its pure essentials.

Snow on the Roof is available for pre-order from Dreamspinner Press in either print or ebook format.

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