New release!

July 31, 2013

Cherry Bombs & Firecrackers cover

Fourth of July Fireworks is part of Torquere’s Cherry Bombs and Firecrackers summer Sip line. Here’s the blurb:

Matt and Christian from Where You Least Expect It are back! It’s Fourth of July and Christian wants to go to the fireworks show; Matt’s hot and bothered and wants to stay home. Christian promises to make it up to him later and they head off to the park to watch things explode. Christian might be focused on the fireworks, but Matt’s still focused on Christian. Lucky for them, the night is chilly and no one looks twice when they cuddle under a blanket. Even luckier, no one can see what Matt’s hands are doing to Christian.

You can buy it from Torquere Press.

July 29, 2013


There’s still time to buy the 2012/2013 Torquere Charity Sips! All proceeds support NOH8 Campaign.

My story is Genuine Leather Interior. You can buy it here. Kyle Reston is a valet at a parking garage serving a variety of high-end clients. Kyle also has a particular affinity for the leather interior of businessman Aaron Gallagher’s hot little convertible — and for Aaron himself. Will Kyle’s fetish lead to more or will their differing stations keep them apart?

You can also view the other great stories on Torquere’s site.


Hello again

July 26, 2013

This year’s garden, I’m happy to say, is going much better than last year’s (aka “the year with no spring”). Lots and lots of cucumbers (planted too close together, but they don’t seem to mind), giant zucchini, onions, tons of basil, garlic, a handful of tomatoes. We need to do a second sowing of lettuce and salad greens soon. I’ll post pictures after I finish weeding.

New(ish) releases!

January 3, 2012

A couple of belated updates:

Where You Least Expect It, my first novel, is available from Torquere.

Still getting over a bad breakup, ex-Army computer expert Matt Halston is a bit of a recluse with a strict routine that involves working too much, playing basketball with his best friend, and letting himself be dragged to parties when he’d rather be catching up on sleep. When he meets Christian Flannery, an out-and-proud college student, he’s immediately intrigued and finds himself going out of his way to spend time getting to know Christian.

When Christian makes it obvious that he sees Matt as more than just a friend, Matt is forced to re-examine his sexuality and take an honest look at his feelings. With unintended pressures from his friends and his own confusion, Matt has a tough time working through the challenges. While Matt faces his fears of intimacy, Christian’s facing his own issues paying for school and rent on barista wages. Can these two stubborn men find a common ground or will their obstacles prove insurmountable?

And my Christmas Sip, Christmas Mistletoe, is also available

Ben Warren’s year is ending on a down note: he dumped his two-timing boyfriend, got laid off from his job, and moved home with his parents. Not sure what to do next, he spends the Christmas season working at his family’s Christmas Tree lot, a job he thought he’d left behind years before. When Nick Paine, a former high school track buddy, shows up in search of the perfect tree, Ben thinks it’s just another business transaction. Once Nick makes it obvious his interest is more personal, Ben realizes his year might end on a positive note after all.

Excerpt from Teammates

September 20, 2011

I posted a little snippet from my 2011 Charity Sip, Teammates, over here. Check it out!

2011 Charity Sips are out!

September 17, 2011

My story this year is Teammates. You can buy it from Torquere’s site or from our official sponsor Rainbow eBooks.

You can also check out M. Raiya’s review of Teammates on here.

Last Dance by Lee Benoit

Review by M. Durango

I loved this sweet and hopeful story. We first met the protagonist, Suyai Tucker-Neyen, as a baby in Haven, but now he’s all grown up, teaching high school, and advising the LBGT student group, the Rainbow Posse. Last Dance takes place on Prom Night and when Suyai realizes none of the Rainbow Posse are dancing, he knows it’s up to him to set the example. The one challenge is, he’s dateless and — so far as he knows — is the only gay teacher at Sister City Central. Lucky for Suyai, new math teacher Trevor Ellis is more than willing to be Suyai’s partner.

The author cleverly weaves Suyai’s own search for love around the around the It Gets Better theme, letting him serve as an example to his students while navigating the adult social and dating world. The reader is subtly reminded that there’s still work to be done through the careless words by one of Suyai’s colleagues, a situation that Suyai handles with poise.

Overall, there’s a strong sense of Suyai’s world and extended family in Sister City, including a brief glimpse into Tadeo and Haven’s life. The ending was a perfect fit as it looks towards Suyai and Trevor’s future with just the right amount of romance.

About the Author

Before dawn and after dark, Lee Benoit is a writer of queer fiction, some contemporary, some speculative, some historical. During the daylight hours she is a professor of sociology & anthropology. In the old days, Lee traveled the world doing field research. Nowadays, she lives in the middle of a New England hayfield where being a two-spirit single parent provides more than enough excitement. Lee also paints watercolors, bakes wild-yeast sourdough bread, rears guinea fowl, and shares her bed with a pair of cats and an abjectly adoring hound-retriever mutt. Whenever she gets itchy feet and misses the world of research and advocacy, Lee invents a new world in her head and takes notes on what happens there.

You can read Lee’s review of KIL Kenny’s “How Does Your Garden Grow?” here:

and you can buy Last Dance from our sponsor, Rainbow ebooks: