jolly roger

My Next Round of .99 Books on Amazon



My Next Round of .99 Books on Amazon

This is actually a continuation of the back listed titles I’ve been releasing with Ryan Field Press on Amazon all summer. Without going into detail because I’ve already posted many times about this, one of the small e-presses I worked with went out of business and I was left with over thirty titles that didn’t have a home. So I decided to re-release them all on Amazon as .99 e-books.

Tomorrow I’m posting about another small e-press that recently went out of business. So if you are an author with a small press, think about your future and always have an alternative plan just in case something like this happens to you. I didn’t see it coming. But thanks to the fact that I’d already established Ryan Field Press and I already have several indie novels out, I did have a back up.

Skater Boy (link)

Sir, Yes Sir (link)

The Computer Tutor (link) This one is a novella, about 30,000 words.

Unmentionable: The Men Who Loved on the Titanic (link) Edwardian Historical

Jolly Roger (link) Originally pubbed in an anthology by Alyson Publications ten years ago.

Release Day: Jolly Roger

Today’s the release day for another short story e-book titled, JOLLY ROGER. Here’s a link where it can be purchased at the publisher’s web site. And I’m sure it either is, or will be within days, available on most major web sites where e-books are sold.

Another version of this story was originally published in a print book by a large lgbt publisher. This was years ago and I own the rights so I decided to release it as a stand alone e-book now, with more than a few editorial changes. Though I loved the print book this story was in and I never thought I’d release it anywhere else after it was published, there have been a lot of changes since that time and I think readers who are getting into m/m erotic romance would rather purchase individual short stories that cost less than purchase entire anthologies at higher prices not knowing whether or not they are going to love each author. The cost to print short stories as individual print books would have been unrealistic until recently, and publishers rarely ever did this. With regard to m/m fiction the only short story I can think of that was published this way was “Brokeback Mountain.” But with the advent of digital books, it’s become reality and both readers and authors are enjoying individual short stories now. In other words, readers have more choices now.

I know I was disappointed in the anthology I edited for Ravenous Romance, titled, LASTING LUST. Not because I don’t like the book. It’s actually one of my favorites. I’m going to do a post about this soon and explain things. I think readers will be surprised to learn a few facts about this book I’ve never discussed before.
Anyway, back to Jolly Roger…

The tag line reads:

The Untold Story of Jolly Roger, a Pirate Who Either Left Them Guessing or Begging for More…

And the cover copy says:


From the origin of his name to the ways he spent his free time, Jolly Roger had always been able to fool them all, including the best historians. And though there were indeed rumors about Jolly’s favorite way to pass the time, only the strongest and the best men ever knew for sure whether or not those decadent rumors were true. Captain Hargrove was one of those men. On a warm night on an exotic island, Hargrove discovered what all the rumors were about, when Jolly Roger dropped his pants and pulled off his shirt. As Jolly’s handsome young crew members stood watching, Hargrove found something he’d needed for a very long time, something the women in his life had never been able to offer. Left with no defenses and no way to turn back, his only choice was to grab Jolly by the back of the head, yank him to the ground, and plunge into the most memorable night of his life, with his fists braced for battle, his chest heaving, and his pants around his ankles.

March 4 Release: JOLLY ROGER – A Different Kind of Pirate Story

Previous posts about pirates here have been about book pirates. This time I’m writing about old time pirates who sailed the high seas. Jolly Roger is a short story, with, I hope, a great deal of tongue in cheek humor. And while it’s not exactly a typical romance, there is a happy ending and there is hope for a future relationship between the two main characters.

Did I mention this is a short story e-book? If I didn’t, I’ll mention it again so no one gets confused and slams me on amazon because they thought they were getting a full length novel. It happens, and I always feel bad (not badly…you do that with your hands) for the ill-informed.

But I should warn all you historical types (you know who you are, AB). If you’re looking for a history lesson in an erotic romance, this isn’t the book for you. While I did check out certain historical facts, I’ve also embellished, because, let’s face it, too much history tends to induce yawning and this is supposed to be fun. If you’re not, however, a historical type and you’re looking for something with a racy plot and some kinky pirates, you might be in luck.

Here’s the info from the publisher’s web site:

The Untold Story of Jolly Roger, a Pirate Who Either Left Them Guessing or Begging for More…

From the origin of his name to the ways he spent his free time, Jolly Roger had always been able to fool them all, including the best historians. And though there were indeed rumors about Jolly’s favorite way to pass the time, only the strongest and the best men ever knew for sure whether or not those decadent rumors were true. Captain Hargrove was one of those men. On a warm night on an exotic island, Hargrove discovered what all the rumors were about, when Jolly Roger dropped his pants and pulled off his shirt. As Jolly’s handsome young crew members stood watching, Hargrove found something he’d needed for a very long time, something the women in his life had never been able to offer. Left with no defenses and no way to turn back, his only choice was to grab Jolly by the back of the head, yank him to the ground, and plunge into the most memorable night of his life, with his fists braced for battle, his chest heaving, and his pants around his ankles.