Out Today! Forbidden Love


My Mayan mythology novella re-releases today! W00hoo! This was my first standalone gay romance release, and I still adore this book. Your first is always special. I reclaimed the rights so that I could update the cover art (I love this new cover so much I wanna cry, people), clean up a few typos that always bugged me, and – very important – lower the price!

It’s available now on Amazon, B&N, and Kobo . Please do check it out if you haven’t already, and I hope you enjoy. 🙂

Cover art by Pickyme

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Jacob Freehan has no job, no man, and no motivation. In pain both from ending a long-term abusive relationship and a severe back injury, he escapes to the sunny seaside town of Puerto Morelos, Mexico for a little yoga, a little R&R, and possibly a place to quietly end his own life.



Pakal is a centuries-old immortal Mayan spirit guide who has been charged with getting Jacob on the path toward healing. Romantic involvement with a spirit charge is strictly forbidden, and it has never been a problem…until now. Pakal sees something special in Jacob, but failure to keep a rapidly growing attraction at bay could result in Jacob losing his life and Pakal being condemned to the Underworld forever…

Excerpt:

They were plodding carefully through a large corridor of stalactites and stalagmites that gave the appearance of a giant shark’s mouth, when Jacob stepped absently and slipped. Pakal grabbed Jacob from behind, just narrowly preventing him from being impaled on the business end of a sharp, vertically jutting piece of rock. Many a tourist had landed at the nearby clinic for such accidents.

“Shit.”

“I warned you to be careful where you stepped. It’s slippery in here.” Pakal’s breath was heavy, and he was panting right in Jacob’s ear. His heart thudded against the thinner man’s back. Their bodies vibrated together as if they shared the same skin. They were dangling over a great precipice just then, and for the life of him Pakal was too caught up in the thrill to truly care about the consequences. He tightened his grip around Jacob’s naked waist and his light slipped from his fingers into the water. It was stupid. It was dangerous.

It was too late.

The thought was interesting, but fleeting, as Pakal’s hand dipped inside of Jacob’s loose, surfer-style swim shorts.

“Holy Jesus. What are you doing?” The words held a note of obligatory protest, but even as he said them, Jacob’s ass pushed into Pakal’s crotch, and his forearm and head came to rest against the curve of the cave wall. Both men breathed heavily, totally in sync.

“Keep it down,” Pakal whispered. Gods, Jacob’s cock was smooth. Deliciously soft and hard at the same time. “You’re so tense. I’m helping you to loosen up.”

Jacob’s breath hitched. “Someone could come by here any minute.” Yet even as he said it, his hard length fucked faster into Pakal’s wet fist. His dick was perfect against Pakal’s skin; it was long and thin, with only a small amount of soft hair at the base. Pakal’s fingers strayed for a moment to roll Jacob’s weighty sac in his hand, and he longed to feel it inside of his mouth.

“Better be fast, then,” Pakal breathed.

Jacob’s skin was warm and salty, with a hint of sunscreen against Pakal’s tongue as it trailed a path from behind Jacob’s ear down the side of his neck. He paused for only the slightest moment when his lips brushed a silver necklace out of the way and found a small, puffy line of scar tissue underneath. He kissed the spot and moved on, sucking and biting over Jacob’s shoulder blade as he stroked harder and faster.

“Oh, God.” Jacob’s breathing sped up and got ragged and, thank the gods, the guy was close because distant voices and splashes from deep within the cave were slowly coming nearer, and Pakal couldn’t bring himself to stop. “Jesus, Pakal.”

“Better hurry,” he murmured, nipping at Jacob’s earlobe.

Postcards from Paradise


About a year ago I released Amor Prohibido, a novella set in Mexico about a very sad man at the end of his rope and the immortal spirit guide he falls in love with. This story was inspired by an open call from Amber Allure Press for novellas with a theme of “Postcards from Paradise.”

When I think of paradise, I think of Puerto Morelos.

So I wrote a story about Jabob who had just ended a very long-term abusive relationship and wasn’t sure where to go next, or whether he wanted to keep going at all. And Pakal, the man whose job it was to get Jacob on the path toward healing. I set the story in Puerto Morelos, Mexico, because it’s my favorite paradise location. And just the other day cleaning out my office, I found some pictures of the settings in the book that were so much fun to  revisit:

 

 

One morning Jacob is doing yoga on the beach. Pakal comes along and they begin to talk, Pakal helps to heal an old injury in Jacob’s leg, and this is where they first begin to connect and care for each other.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The view from the square when Jacob and Pakal first have breakfast together.

 

The courtyard at Villas Samadhi, the  retreat where Jacob stays in Amor Prohibido.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ruins at Tulum. This place is significant because it’s where Jacob and Pakal begin to give in to their attraction to each other. Later, visiting a cenote (a freshwater sinkhole you can swim in), the two engage in a little smexy PDA that irrevocably changes the course of both their lives.

 

More about Amor Prohibido:

Jacob Freehan has no job, no man, and no motivation. In pain both from ending a long-term abusive relationship and a severe back injury, he escapes to the sunny seaside town of Puerto Morelos, Mexico for a little yoga, a little R&R, and possibly a place to quietly end his own life.

Pakal is a centuries-old immortal Mayan spirit guide who has been charged with getting Jacob on the path toward healing. Romantic involvement with a spirit charge is strictly forbidden, and it has never been a problem…until now. Pakal sees something special in Jacob, but failure to keep a rapidly growing attraction at bay could result in Jacob losing his life and Pakal being condemned to the Underworld forever…
And I am off to GayRomLit, folks! See you real soon. 

Hot Nerds and Hot Angels


Today I’m guest blogging for hot, sexy erotica author Louisa Bacio about the men of Amor Prohibido! I dig just a little deeper than I have before into their back-stories, especially into Jake’s past with his ex and what brings him to Puerto Morelos, where Jake and Pakal meet. I invite you to come check it out, here.

Coming Soon: Amor Prohibido (Forbidden Love)


This book contains men kissing and hot, explicit guy on guy action plus a little Mayan culture. You should totally buy it.

My debut M/M novella, Amor Prohibido releases September 4th from Amber Allure!

Jacob Freehan has no job, no man, and little motivation. In pain both from ending a long-term abusive relationship and a severe back injury, he escapes to the sunny seaside town of Puerto Morelos for a little yoga, a little R&R, and possibly a place to quietly end his own life.

Pakal is a centuries-old immortal Mayan spirit guide who has been charged with getting Jacob on the path toward healing. Romantic involvement with a spirit charge is strictly forbidden, and it has never been a problem…until now. Pakal sees something special in Jacob, but failure to keep a rapidly-growing attraction at bay could result in Jacob losing his life and Pakal being condemned to Xibalba—the Underworld—forever.