A year’s supply of pesto (maybe)

Eight basil plants = 24 cups of basil. Last night, we finished turning it into pesto, most of which will be frozen and (hopefully) last through the winter.

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Zucchinis & cucumbers, both of which have seriously taken off. Our record-setting dry July was apparently good for the garden. We’ve already made three batches of refrigerator pickles and some grilled zucchini; we’ll also shred and freeze a bunch of zucchini for making bread. There are itty bitty eggplants in there somewhere, too.

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New release!

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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.

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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

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!

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.