It’s been very rainy in the UK for a while now so it seemed appropriate to have a story set in the rain. My Rainy Valentine is a short story that might just make you smile. Only 1800 words long, but it’s completely free. It was part of a Prolific Works give-away for a while, but I’ll leave it up on my Prolific Works page so you can grab a copy if you fancy it. Perfect for a lunch break read.
Welcome to the world of Winsford Green! A new series of stories that are interconnected but each can be read as a standalone. Dances Long Forgotten is the first in the series, and is set both in the present and the past. With old school crushes, massive family secrets, and dancing in the Library, Dances Long Forgotten is a romantic Christmas story to warm your heart.
It’s out now on Amazon, and is available in Kindle Unlimited too – just follow the link below to get your copy.
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It’s that time of year again…. The Rainbow Advent Calendar is live! Choc full of fantastic stories that are all FREE to read through December. There are some amazing authors in there, and enough to keep you occupied over the festive season. If you haven’t joined, here’s where to find it. Rainbow Advent Calendar
I’m delighted that today, the 19th December, my story is featured. It’s called Charlie Wilson’s Cat. Scott Harris’ high school crush, Charlie Wilson, has moved in next door. He has the most adorable cat, who has taken quite a fancy to Scott. All Scott needs to do is persuade Charlie to do the same! The story is set in the world of Winsford Green which is my new series. If you’d like to read more, you can grab a copy of my Christmas novella, Dances Long Forgotten here – it’s in KU too! Dances Long Forgotten
Looking for your next read? Book three is now live!
Twelve years ago, Daniel McCafferty walked away from the man he loved without a backward glance. He threw himself into his father’s business as heir apparent of their vicious criminal empire in Manchester. Forced to deny who he was, who he loved, he buried himself in work and drink.
Christian’s life is steady. He has a good business, good friends, but he’s never had a lasting relationship. Second cousin to Daniel, they fell hard for each other one hot summer long ago. When Christian needed him the most, Daniel walked away. It broke something inside him. Over the last year, Christian asked Daniel for help with a lowlife named Bryce. Daniel gave it. Unstintingly.
When Daniel’s father dies unexpectedly, Christian stands by him. Offers him comfort. But when Bryce rears his ugly head again, and Christian is in grave danger, Daniel whisks him away to Europe. Away from normality, Daniel and Christian are thrown together in the heat of the Mediterranean sun. Daniel’s walls tumble, and for the first time he thinks that just maybe, it can work. All he has to do is keep secret the real reason he left Christian.
It’s available on Amazon and it’s in KU too. Here’s where to find it:
I’m absolutely delighted to be part of an anthology of Vampire stories alongside Clare London, Joanna Chambers, and Sue Brown. As the nights draw in and autumn settles around us, curl up with some sizzling hot vampire stories.
I’ve always adored vampire stories and the story in this anthology is one that I wrote for the Rainbow Advent Calendar last Christmas. It’s a companion story to my freebie story, The Christmas Curse, so if you are curious about the two gentlemen that Ellis and Quinn meet up with you can read about them for free!
Eyeliner and Lace is a short story published this summer by JMS Books LLC as part of their Hot Flash series. All the stories are less than 5,000 words, and I was absolutely thrilled to have a story accepted by them. I was even more thrilled when it went up to number 1 in the Amazon.com 30 Minute LGBT Short Reads category. I was utterly blown away when it got an orange badge…. I mean – an orange badge!! I’ve never had a book be a best seller in a category before so I was absolutely over the moon (excuse the pun) and thrilled to bits! So, a massive thank you to anyone who bought it and loved it. Ryan and Jamie were a joy to write.
The day Ryan Fulton realises he’s in love with Jamie Holt is the day he know’s he’s losing him. With blue tinted white blond hair, eyeliner and a personality to match, Ryan knows he’s a bit much. But can he change? Can he tone it and, if he does, can he live like that? He’d never suspect Jamie of cheating, but maybe his closeted boyfriend decided flamboyant Ryan wasn’t worth the effort.
But Ryan isn’t going to take it lying down. Determined to win Jamie back, Ryan even decides to get rid of the black and blue lace undies he just bought.
I’m delighted to be part of RJ’s amazing blog hop. I love, love reading all the posts at this time of year, and learning more and more about the authors that I love, and alongside that, more about autism. This year’s topic is childhood toys. You can read RJ’s post about toys here. It’s really lovely.
When I look back on my childhood, which was way before not only the internet, but computers too, the toys I remember most vividly are things I had for adventuring. I loved to explore! I had a bag, a spade, a flashlight, a notebook, pens, and a huge toy wigwam that I used to set up in the garden with a blanket and cushions from the front room. The garden was only small, but I spent hours hunting with my torch and sticks and then writing about what I found. I can remember it so clearly. I loved writing even then. Years and years later, I mentioned this to my mum, and she laughed and went and brought one of the old notebooks. It was full of very neat squiggles. I couldn’t believe it. In my head, I was writing when I made those marks, I knew exactly what it said. Mum reminded me that I used to play that game before I started school, probably when I was three or four. I was flabbergasted! When I went to school, the teachers said I’d do much better if I could just stop daydreaming. I never did. But I didn’t do too badly.
How do autistic people see the world?
Taken from the National Autistic Society.
Some autistic people say the world feels overwhelming and this can cause them considerable anxiety.
In particular, understanding and relating to other people, and taking part in everyday family, school, work and social life, can be harder. Other people appear to know, intuitively, how to communicate and interact with each other, yet can also struggle to build rapport with autistic people. Autistic people may wonder why they are ‘different’ and feel their social differences mean people don’t understand them.
Autistic people often do not ‘look’ disabled. Some parents of autistic children say that other people simply think their child is naughty, while adults find that they are misunderstood. We are educating the public about autism through our Too Much Information campaign.
It’s been an exciting month as I’ve had a new release! Finding Finlay is the second book in the MC Securities series. It can be read as a standalone, but if you enjoyed book 1, Trusting Jack, you can catch up with Jack and Michael and get a glimpse of their new life. It’s had some fantastic reviews! You can get a copy, or read in KU here.
Here is the Blurb: Aaron Baker has a problem. His online clothing company is under attack. Whilst MC Securities tackle the breaches in security, he asks for an agent to pose as his fake boyfriend. He doesn’t bargain for getting a snarky, ex-marine with sad, blue eyes and submissive tendencies. Dumped by his boyfriend, Finlay Masters concludes that the best, and safest, place for him is to return to the closet. Kicked out by his parents as a kid for being gay, closeted in the army for fifteen years, body wrecked by an explosion that cost him his job, he isn’t the best bet for any kind of relationship. Even a fake one. As the investigation mounts, Aaron wants more, but Finn has no faith in love, never dared need anyone. Aaron talks of how lucky he is to find him, but Finn knows if he is to have a chance at a relationship at all, he needs to find himself.
As part of the giveaway, I’m offering an e-copy of Finding Finlay, or anything from by back list. All you need to do is is pop over and join my Facebook group here. If you preface your comment #AutismBlogHop I’ll know what you mean!
Finding Finlay is now out in the world! It went live on the 13th April, and has had some fantastic reviews. It’s the second book in the MC Securities series, although it can be read as a standalone book. If you loved Jack and Michael in book one, Trusting Jack, you do get a sneaky catch up with them though! I loved writing this book. I’d had both characters floating about in my head for a while and I was going over ideas of getting them together, or keeping them apart lol, when the idea of fake boyfriends hit me between the eyes. Two completely mismatched men. A handsome, successful bisexual businessman with a son in his twenties, and a scarred, ex-soldier invalided out of the army, and dumped by his lover. I hope you find watching them fall in love as wonderful as I did. Particularly Finlay because he really struggled to admit how he felt. Sigh…
If you’d like to read their story, you can find it HERE
Hello! Welcome to my blog and my story for the wonderful Rainbow Advent Calendar.
For those who’ve not met me yet, I’m Ruby, and I write a lot of historical stories, but my most recent release is a contemporary Christmas novel set in Manchester in the UK. However, for the Advent Calendar, I’ve gone back to my first love and written a short historical story with a paranormal element. Its called, Christmas for a Vampire and is set in 1832. It will be free through the whole of December
It’s a short, paranormal historical, and if you did read it, and liked it, Wesley and Jared pop up in this year’s story too for a little cameo. So if you’d like to see how the are getting on, dive into my 2018 story!
The stories are completely free to read, but I am supporting the Albert Kennedy Trust for this event and if you have anything at all spare they would be enormously grateful for donations. The Trust do amazing work with homeless young LGBT people and at this time of year they need more support than ever.
If you are still feeling festive, my 2018 Christmas novel, Trusting Jack is now available on Amazon, and free to read with a KU subscription. It’s my first full length contemporary story, and the first in a new series. It’s set in Manchester in the UK, and if you like a touch of awkwardness, a little vulnerability, an enormous Christmas tree and an eyeliner obsession, you might want to give it a go! mybook.to/TrustingJack
Well, I’ve waffled on long enough. Here it is… Christmas for a Vampire, complete with fabulous cover by the amazing Meredith Russell! You can download in Mobi or ePub. Happy reading, and wishing you a very merry Christmas!
Click on the links below to download the version you want from a dropbox folder. Export or save the files to your device and enjoy!
This week has been pretty momentous! I’ve just released my very first novel that is not only self published, but it’s a contemporary story. All my books so far have been historical, but this one was a story that captured my imagination, and the characters wouldn’t let me go. In fact, they pretty much demanded I write it lol!
Trusting Jack is set in Manchester in the UK, which is close to where I live. (Don’t you just adore the cover??) I visit there a lot so it seemed like a good place to base the story. It’s the first in a series so you’ll get chance to know the people at MC Securities, and learn a little more about Manchester and the surrounding areas too. I’m already working on the sequel, so keep an eye open as we roll into 2019.
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There is something incredibly special about Christmas stories. They fill us full of love, joy, and hope for the new year. 2018 has been pretty tough for everyone, but here’s hoping that you have a peaceful Christmas and an absolutely splendid New Year.