Available April 7, 2016 from Thirteen Below Press
This is the novella story to my freebie short Freeing Pain that released from Storm Moon Press.
Jude Kash’s life was filled with abused animals and too little sleep. His work at the We Are One Foundation brought him his new devil-dog Teddy Bear and his new obsession: an abused liger named Sampson.
Sampson suffered from poor living conditions and threats with a gun. Jude, or Kash to his friends, witnessed it first hand when he snuck onto Whitman’s, Sampson’s owner’s, property. When Kash and others from the We Are One Foundation finally make a plan to rescue poor Sampson things go terribly wrong.
When Kash finally regains consciousness he awoke to a very handsome and naked man taking care of him. Kash felt a connection with the man he couldn’t explain. The man introduced himself as Maj and explained everything except for one small detail of his life: he was Sampson, a liger shifter.
Kash took the news considerably well except for one problem,,, that detail wasn’t so small, in fact, it could cost Kash his life.
The year was 2012 & I had stuck my toe into the author writing pond. I saw a call for an Earth Day short at Storm Moon Press. I thought, ‘Why the hell not?’ and submitted my short Freeing Pain for consideration.
It was accepted and a short time later my first little free short hit the big, wide world.
Readers loved it save one small thing: it was too short.
My muses agreed and three years later the full novella is finally finished.
Freeing Pain: Annex was submitted to Thirteen Below Press last night.
The thing is finally out of my hands.
It’s nap time.
Contains Crash Pad from Less Than Three Press.
Nobody deserves to be without a home. In collaboration with several authors, Less Than Three Press offers up an anthology of stories about young people who find that home and family are not always where you expect to find them.
All proceeds from this charity anthology will be donated to Project Fierce Chicago.
Project Fierce Chicago’s mission is to reduce LGBTQ youth homelessness in Chicago by providing affirming, no-cost transitional housing and comprehensive support services to homeless LGBTQ young adults. PFC also aims to encourage community-building and civic engagement through cooperative living and youth leadership development.
LT3′s Project Fierce Chicago charity anthology includes 20 short stories from Aeris, Vicktor Alexander, Talya Andor, C.J. Anthony, Blaine D. Arden, Kayla Bain-Vrba, Sophie Bonaste, Kenzie Cade, Jana Denardo,Alessandra Ebulu, Dianne Hartsock, Leta Hutchins, Caitlin Ricci, Lor Rose, B. Snow, Rin Sparrow, Andrea Speed, Piper Vaughn, Layla M. Wier, and Xara X. Xanakas.
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- Pairings: M/M, F/F, genderqueer
- Content: Contains no explicit content.
- Length: 165,000 words
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This anthology will provide readers with hours of enjoyment, with proceeds going to to a much needed cause. Authors in every city should take a page from this group’s incredible idea, pun intended. With a wide variety of situations and characters, from contemporary, paranormal, to alternate worlds, starring Humans, vampires, shifters, the stories follow the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered, individuals, a true cross section of those in need of shelter, love, understanding, and hope. – 5 Stars
I want to start this review saying I’m very proud to be a fan of these authors. This people have donated their time and their beautiful stories to a very important cause. The Project Fierce Chicago helps all the LGBT young homeless who just need a place to be in and people who care about them and help them find a home and a family.
This anthology is so beautiful and emotional, I cried almost every story I read , I’m a crybaby I know, but some of them left me with a heartbroken to cure (in my case using lot of chocolate). – 5 Stars