When Richard Bass retires, his daughters worry he's going to retreat into his house and become a hermit. So they take drastic measures: they sign him up for a cooking class at the local adult ed program. But Richard finds more than spatulas and saucepans in the Swanley Community Center...
(cis bi M/cis gay M, contemporary romance short, 13k words)
Ninestar Press, 2021
Kevin McNamara’s post retirement life is… fine. He has friends, a few consulting gigs, and an ex-wife he’s finally on good terms with. But when he meets an intriguing stranger–a rarity in close-knit Swanley, Massachusetts–in his apartment lobby, he can’t stop thinking about him or about the unexpected attraction that knocked him flat.
Awais Siddiqui never thought he’d want to come back to his childhood hometown, but when his grandmother falls ill, he’s the only one who can come back to help. Awais figures he’ll be back in a big city soon enough–but then a silver fox on his route catches his eye.
It's never too late for a chance at love.
(bi M/gay M contemporary romance novella - 30k words. Cover design: Natasha Snow)
Ninestar Press, 2020
When Marianne Windmere’s bakery customers begin complaining that her parking lot is always full, she assumes it must be customers for the new restaurant next door. She’s never met her neighbor, and with the parking lot situation, she has no interest in doing so. But when a snowstorm knocks out the power and traps both women in the building overnight, sparks fly–until the next morning, when the buried argument comes to a head.
Can they find a way to reclaim the magic of that night? And as decades-old secrets about the history of the town and Marianne's family come to light, can they work together to save both their businesses?
(bi F/bi F, ace spectrum MC. Cover design: Natasha Snow)