Another free story…

I finally got my December newsletter written and sent yesterday. This month it included details of our recent trip to Sizergh Castle, a few thumbnail reviews of books I’d read and enjoyed and a bit about my latest project – a longish story involving a neurodiverse young man and a gypsy, which I’m hoping to submit to a publisher early in the new year.

On top of all that, there was a wee Christmas gift of a free m/m romance short story. I first wrote Masquerade many years ago when I was still dabbling in sci fi and fantasy. It features a young temple novitiate who idolises one of his Order’s slave warriors, and resorts to hiding his own identity in order to set up a meeting between them. The theme of, er, masked balls seemed oddly appropriate for Christmas!

Here’s the blurb (and you can see the cover art at the top of this post):

Ket idolises warrior-slave Lorcan so much he’s prepared to change his own identity to try to engineer a meeting between them. But using the priceless mask handed down through his family brings risks of its own. Will Lorcan realise he’s not the girl he pretends to be? The result might just surprise both of them!

If you fancy reading Masquerade or seeing any of my other news, you can sign up for my newsletter here. Although the newsletter has already gone out, if anyone new signs up I’ll make sure you get a copy as soon as possible. And I hope you enjoy the story.


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