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“An Angel’s Soul” & “Jungle Law” Covers

May 25, 2012

I have some fun freebies coming out in June. They were written for the Love Is Always Write event over that the M/M Goodreads Reader group. People posted pictures and other people grabbed them as prompts. I picked a shifter prompt, and then K. picked an angel prompt. We thought to write them separately, but that was soon thrown out the window. πŸ˜„ We wrote them together, our beta Alex was awesome, and then the two betas Jen provided for the event were also great. I think they’re pretty damn good stories, too. They’ll be free. As soon as they’re posted to the group, they’ll go live on the SMP site, ARe, 1PFR, Smashwords, and Bookstrand. πŸ˜€ Free’s good, right?

An Angel’s Soul wound up 12,176 words, and Jungle Law clocked in at 11,140 words. We also had covers made by the awesome Dare Empire eMedia Productions (who does all of SMP’s stock image covers). So, now I want to share with you the covers and blurbs so you can look forward to them!

Cole had everything: a great education, his own company, money, and Daniel, his lover since college. But in gaining everything, he lost the one thing he’d been building that life for: Daniel. Now that Daniel has moved on, Cole is without direction or purpose. Turning to alcohol and drugs to fill the void left behind, Cole dives head first into a downward spiral, unaware that there is another who loves and cares for him.

As Cole’s guardian angel, Raziel has watched Cole since birth, and his love for his ward is deep and abiding. Witnessing Cole’s fraying life breaks Raziel’s heart, and when the thread that binds them together wavers during an overdose, Raziel breaks all the rules just to keep Cole alive. The consequences are unthinkable, but a life without Cole is a loss that Raziel simply can’t conceive. An angel’s soul was made to love, after all, and if he saves Cole, perhaps he can show Cole how the end of one great love doesn’t mean another waits patiently for him.

There is a rainforest in India that the wise poachers avoid. Few who venture in ever return, and those that do rarely come back all the way. The leopards in this forest have a protector who walks the worlds between leopard and man, but who calls the leopard kin and the human only enemy. When a frightened boy escapes from the latest hunting party to feel the protector’s wrath, he tracks the boy down, determined to leave no survivors. But when he comes fact-to-face with the exotic, defenseless boy, he cannot bring himself to end that life. Instead, what he has reviled for years becomes his constant companion. That is, until the humans dare to set foot in his forest once more.

There will be another teaser from each before it gets posted to the group, so keep an eye out for that!

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Carole-Ann permalink
    May 25, 2012 2:04 pm

    Dammit – can’t wait – both stories sound incredible πŸ™‚
    Thank you for contributing (I’m still amazed at the number of professional authors who are willing to do free-read stuff for GR – you have my respect!!) πŸ™‚

  2. May 25, 2012 2:20 pm

    I think this may be our last GR event like this. We found this one pretty stressful, and the shorts devoured about a month and a half of our writing time. It put us back. K. and I agreed we’d probably just release freebies here and there each year now, and making a point to release a free short for the holidays. πŸ™‚ Over all, I’m glad I did this event and told the stories, but I think it’ll be the last one.

  3. Amy permalink
    May 25, 2012 11:03 pm

    I’ve been reading the stories as they come out… no patience to wait for the anthology. These sound wonderful! Hate that the event put pressure on y’all, but glad you were able to participate this time! I saw one author who didn’t get a prompt she wanted… but she wrote it anyway and put it on her blog. Maybe y’all could do something like that? That way it’s done on your own time instead of a schedule. πŸ™‚

    Yes, I even type southern. LOL!

  4. May 25, 2012 11:21 pm

    Amy — yeah, I know our Christmas freebie will be for a prompt we couldn’t nab this time. πŸ™‚ We’ll keep putting out free stuffs even if we don’t participate again!

  5. Amy permalink
    May 26, 2012 2:14 am

    Oh, I love Christmas stories!! Looking forward to it!

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