Saturday, 31 October 2015

Let's get ready for Christmas....

Dylan let the one person he'd ever really loved slip through his fingers six years ago. Now, while he's having a quiet drink with his friends, Skye is stood a few feet away from him and he has two choices - he can do something stupid and tell him how he felt all those years ago and that he still feels the same way, or to let bygones be bygones... but it's Christmas and his miracle might happen...

Conner raised an eyebrow. “Did you do something stupid?” he asked with the ghost of a smile.
I nodded maintaining my no-eye-contact façade, “Yup,” I sighed.
He brightened and sat forward in his seat, “What? You mean… did you actually tell him?” he sounded pleased and incredulous all at the same time.
I rubbed my eyes and looked up at him sheepishly; I was never any good at the whole no-eye-contact thing anyway, “Yup,”
He looked hopefully at me, “And?” he asked with a hint of a smile.
I looked at the two eager faces before me. There wasn’t a trace of gleeful mickey taking in either of them. They both knew the way I’d felt about Skye back in school and sixth form – hell, sad git that I am, they knew that I’d never felt that way about anyone since too.
I shrugged, “He already knew,” I said. “He reckoned he looked for me to tell me he’d made a mistake but…” I trailed off.
“Well, why don’t you go over there and ask him to go out for a drink with you one night, then?” he nodded in the general direction of where I’d been stood talking to him.
I scratched my neck nervously, “I can’t do that – I’ll look all pathetic and needy.”
“I don’t want to knock your confidence, mate – but you are all pathetic and needy,” Biff leaned forward and patted me on the shoulder, “– we’ve been propping you up for years mate – It's Christmas, just get laid already.” Biff had such a nice turn of phrase.


Available now for pre-ordering from Amazon; release date 13th December 2015

Friday, 30 October 2015

Riverside...

 I didn’t blame my parents’ death for my bad behaviour. Oh, I’m sure some do-gooding psychiatrist would be able to lay the blame at someone else’s door – but the truth was – I just enjoyed being bad. It made me feel better for a while. It was just when Will looked at me with disappointment in his eyes and almost a look of disgust that I felt bad about myself. That hurt… 

Available for pre-order now; release date 1st November 2015










My name is True – short for Truelove – no really, it is – and believe me it was the source of many a joke for my school friends my whole life. The only friend who didn’t think it was hysterically funny the first time we met was Will. Our story starts on 27th November 2012 – possibly the worst day of my life. It was the day my parents died, leaving me to fend for myself – oh and my four brothers…

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 I got in my battered old VW Golf. I loved this old car and I missed it when I was away on an operation. I sat in the seat, my mind going at a million miles an hour. Dad had always been really careful and considerate – so how the hell had they managed to end up killed in a road traffic accident? I sighed miserably. No doubt True would fill me in on all the details when I got home.

Available for pre-order now; release date 1st January 2016

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Maybe Never... Coming Soon

Zac. Even his name made the hairs on the back of Shay’s neck stand on end. “Oh, my God,” he groaned as he watched him tackle a member of the other team to the ground and score his second goal. He knew he’d been right to encourage (some might call it coercion) him to rethink his decision to join the football team, “he’s so damned gorgeous...”
Guy, who was stood just to the side of him and heard him, chuckled, “That he is.” He agreed, “He’s adorable – for chrissakes, just ask him on a flaming date and get it over with.”
Shay pulled a face; having fancied him from the first moment he laid eyes on him, he’d gotten himself firmly in the friend zone whilst unexpectedly falling in love with him and now he was in that awkward position of deciding if he should bite the bullet and ask him to be more than friends – and risk rejection and their friendship souring – or to forever hold his peace and never know if it could have been the best thing ever… “I can’t.” he said, losing his nerve, “He’s a lone wolf.”
Guy about lost his mouthful of energy drink all over his friend, “Lone wolf?” he spluttered, staring at him as if he was crazy, his eyes watering slightly from his drink coming back out of his nose, “What the hell have you been reading? What a load of crap – he just hasn’t got the confidence you’ve got – give him a break!”
Shay bit his lip, “I can’t spoil things between us…”
Guy frowned, “And what if it doesn’t? Spoil things, I mean – what if he’s the one?”
Shay snorted, “You know I don’t believe in all that ‘the one’ crap.”
Guy shook his head, “Well, I do.” He said firmly, “Laney is definitely the one for me.”
Shay sighed. The truth was that he didn’t really know if he believed in ‘the one’ or not. He’d never met anyone before that he wanted to spend all of his time with but whenever he was around Zac he didn’t want their time together to be cut short – or to end at all. He loved going down to the park with him and watching him on his skateboard – the guy was truly gifted. He felt proud and honoured that Zac had let him into his world – even if it was for quite short periods of time – time he never wanted to end…
The thing was, he’d never cared before if someone he was mates with and subsequently hooked up with turned sour – but he was terrified of that happening with Zac. He just couldn’t shake the thought that it might ruin things between them if he told him how he felt about him – never mind getting as far as hooking up – and he didn’t want to make that mistake since they got on so well. The truth was, even though he found it hard to accept it, he was in love with his best mate and he had no idea how to tell him…
He smiled as he remembered the first time they’d met. He’d looked so damned lost and Shay had just had the most overwhelming desire to save him.
Since then he’d proudly watched him blossom and become one of the gang. It wasn’t just Zac’s wicked sense of humour that he found totally compelling either – it was pretty much everything about him that he adored and he could see that all of their group loved him too – particularly Guy, who spent a huge amount of time with them both. Guy was totally solid and totally straight, so he had no worries about the two of them hooking up. He and Laney had been a couple since year nine and Shay wouldn’t have been surprised to see them still together when they were pensioners. Their relationship was really something he aspired to. He wanted to aspire to it with Zac, but his crippling fear of ruining everything between them was in the way.
Guy didn’t share his fear and seemed to think that it would be perfectly fine to show his hand and to ask him out on a date but Shay couldn’t get away from the fact that Zac had never shown any sign whatsoever of feeling the same way about him and he didn’t want to make things awkward. “Come on, Shay – I hadn’t got you pegged for a coward.” Guy punched his shoulder playfully.
Shay shrugged, “Coward?” he asked feigning hurt, “Maybe I am. Maybe it’ll never happen…”


Coming Soon...

Saturday, 24 October 2015

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I sat back down at the kitchen table, my fingers touching my lips where they’d been exploring Tom’s only moments before. I’d been in heaven for a moment there – a moment of pure lust… pure madness more like. I wondering if he’d come back…
After waiting for another half an hour I decided that actually he really wasn’t coming back and with disappointment flooding through me and making my legs feel like lead, I made my own way to bed. I crept past the boys’ room and closed my bedroom door as quietly as possible. Damn, it was gonna be a long night reliving that moment of blissful madness…
By morning I’d decided that the best thing all round would be to blank it all together. I didn’t want him feeling all embarrassed about it. He was drunk – people did stupid things when they were drunk – things they wouldn’t normally do. I told myself that it didn’t necessarily mean anything even though every cell in my body was hoping against hope that it really did mean something. In the end I decided that, all round, it would be better for me to pretend it had never happened and hope for the best…
Will Adams, Tomas... Enchanted Release date: 1st November 2015

Conner raised an eyebrow. “Did you do something stupid?” he asked with the ghost of a smile.
I nodded maintaining my no-eye-contact façade, “Yup,” I sighed.
He brightened and sat forward in his seat, “What? You mean… did you actually tell him?” he sounded pleased and incredulous all at the same time.
I rubbed my eyes and looked up at him sheepishly; I was never any good at the whole no-eye-contact thing anyway, “Yup,”
He looked hopefully at me, “And?” he asked with a hint of a smile.
I looked at the two eager faces before me. There wasn’t a trace of gleeful mickey taking in either of them. They both knew the way I’d felt about Skye back in school and sixth form – hell, sad git that I am, they knew that I’d never felt that way about anyone since too.
I shrugged, “He already knew,” I said. “He reckoned he looked for me to tell me he’d made a mistake but…” I trailed off.
“Well, why don’t you go over there and ask him to go out for a drink with you one night, then?” he nodded in the general direction of where I’d been stood talking to him.
I scratched my neck nervously, “I can’t do that – I’ll look all pathetic and needy.”
“I don’t want to knock your confidence, mate – but you are all pathetic and needy,” Biff leaned forward and patted me on the shoulder, “– we’ve been propping you up for years mate – it's almost Christmas, dude, just get laid already.” Biff had such a nice turn of phrase.
Dylan, Something Stupid...Release date 13th December 2015