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Body Art and Fire Thief

I have two lovely re-releases today of works originally published in anthologies:

BODY ART: A THRILLER (previously appeared in Partners in Crime 4: the Art of Dying)

Does everyone have a certain “type” they end up with…whether they want to or not? If Ray Carlucci’s ex is anything to go by, Ray likes his men gorgeous, rebellious, and chock-full of issues. But now that Ray is single again, he has a shot at a fresh start—a very fresh start, since his tattoo shop was gutted by repo men and he can fit all his belongings in the trunk of a taxi.

Ray’s shiny new chauffeur’s license lands him a job as a driver for an elderly couple on Red Wing Island. It’s a cold fall, and since the Michigan island is the summer home to snowbirds who fly south for the winter, it’s practically deserted—save for Ray’s new household and a sculptor named Anton Kopec, who works day and night twisting brambles and twine into the distorted shapes of macabre creatures. Compelling, bizarre, and somewhat disturbing…not just the sculptures, but the artist, too. Ray has a feeling Anton is just his “type.”

Despite their scorching chemistry, when a dead body is unearthed by some workers and a freak ice storm traps them all on the island, Ray can’t say for certain that his new flame isn’t capable of murder.

(31,000 word novella)

Available in PDF, Mobi and ePub at JCP Books
at Amazon for the Kindle
coming soon to BN.com for the Nook

FIRE THIEF (previously appeared in Firestorm)

Is seeing really believing? Hank would never dream of coming on to the most striking guy at the bar—but it’s his lucky night since Thomas, the burgundy-haired vision in black lipstick and mirrored shades, takes it upon himself to make the first move.

While the encounter itself is mind-blowing, the hot-and-heavy grapple in the janitor’s closet isn’t the only way in which Thomas blows Hank’s mind.

(3600 word short story)

Available in PDF, Mobi and ePub at JCP Books

at Amazon for the Kindle
coming soon to BN.com for the Nook



( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 12th, 2011 08:49 pm (UTC)
Have the anthology with Body Art, but had never read Fire Thief. Whoa, what a scorching little read! Worth every cent and more. ;D
Dec. 12th, 2011 09:20 pm (UTC)
That's awesome, thank you!

It was quite different from the original published version, expanded by about 1000 words. I don't really remember, I might have had a 2.5k limit originally.
Dec. 12th, 2011 10:00 pm (UTC)
Got number one, ecstatic about number two!
Dec. 12th, 2011 10:05 pm (UTC)
Wow - that's so gratifying! Thank you.
Dec. 12th, 2011 10:09 pm (UTC)
PS: I absolutely LOVE the cover art!
Dec. 12th, 2011 10:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I had a great time doing them and evoking the moods I felt predominated each of the stories.
Dec. 15th, 2011 12:42 pm (UTC)
Many congratulations! The covers are stupendous :)
Dec. 15th, 2011 01:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm happy with the way they came out. In a way I wish I could go back and work some more on Fire Thief. I really enjoyed that short.
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