Wednesday, 16 February 2011
Editor Neil Plakcy has given me official permission, and I'm totally chuffed to be able to announce the forthcoming appearance of my story Reckless in The Handsome Prince: gay erotic romance. Whooohooo!
It's my first full-on M/M sale, which makes me particularly happy. And just look at that cover! Isn't it lovely?
Reckless opens with a boar-hunt. It has a medievally/fairytale setting and is all about a young nobleman who is best friend, protector and bodyguard to the prince and heir of the kingdom - and secretly rather more devoted to his Prince Charming than anybody can be allowed to know:
Water droplets lick the furrows of his ribs under his raised arm, and race to darken the upper edge of his hose. The sight makes my stones grow heavy in their tightening purse of skin. It’s always like this: he’s oblivious and I am in torment.
The Handsome Prince is due to be published in April. The Amazon blurb for the anthology says:
Neil Plakcy's The Handsome Prince is a mix of traditional and contemporary stories, each with its own unique fairy-tale atmosphere. Sometimes the prince is the one who needs rescuing, as in “Chauffeur Prince” and “Creosote Flats and the Big Spread.” Sometimes the true prince is the other guy—like the tales told in “The Virgin Prince and the Rebel Chief” and “Reckless.” There is humor and charm in these stories, with an underlay of passion and desire. The one thing these stories have in common, along with the original fairy tales, is a happy ending. These stories drip, quite literally, with romance. Whether it’s a HEA—happily ever after—or a HFN—happy for now—when these guys find their princes, hot steamy sex ensues. Here’s to stories (and heroes) that make us swoon!
Pre-order from Amazon US (out in April) : Pre-order from Amazon UK (out in May)