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.