Hollis Shiloh

Hollis Shiloh - author

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Bear and Fox


Bear and Fox
by Hollis Shiloh

Dane is a lonely bear shifter who doesn't know if he'll ever find a mate. Then one day he finds himself defending a fox from a brutal wolf attack. He's found his mate—and the fox shifter is scared of him. 

Will Dane ever earn the trust of his mate, a shy, handsome, suspicious man who's had little reason to ever trust anyone? 



Contains a honey-loving bear, a sweet, suspicious fox, gay uncles, a tiny bit of shifter politics, and enough food to shake a stick at. 

Heat level: very low 
~32,000 words 


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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Martin and Josh (short story)



Martin and Josh
by Hollis Shiloh


A soft knock at the door.

Martin stirred, stretching arms over his head. The book on his chest fell, plopping to the floor. He’d fallen asleep reading it last night.

“Come in.”  Did the bed-and-breakfast include room service? He was too fuzzy-headed to remember.

“Sorry, did I wake you?” A friendly, freckled face peered round the corner, smiling apologetically.

Martin’s mouth fell open.  The guy had striking red, flame-like hair that seemed to have a life of its own.  It was long, reaching nearly to his shoulders.  Freckles stood out on his pale face, his expression shy.

“Josh?” asked Martin.

“Hi, Mr. Winston.”  He ducked his head a little, blushing.  “Didn’t think you’d remember me.”

“Of course I remember you.”  He sat up, pulling the sheets modestly to his chest.  A few years ago, when he was a young tutor still working on his teaching degree, Josh had been his favorite student.

Josh was only a few years younger, and they’d both felt a friendly connection, but kept from getting too close.  Martin was trying too hard to be professional to allow it.  But there had been something about their interactions that made him wish he was younger or Josh was older.

“Do you work here now?”  Martin fumbled for his glasses.  Josh’s features appeared more clearly.  The last few years had transformed Josh from shy teen to handsome young man.  Their slight age difference didn’t seem to matter much now.

I’m an idiot for thinking about such things.  It must be his morning wood doing the talking.

“Er, yeah, I’m the cook.”  Josh reached up to push back a few strands of his gleaming red hair. “Just wanted to bring you your tea.”  He held up a blue mug.  “I hope I’ll see you again later.  Sorry if I woke you.”

“You—ah—thanks,” mumbled Martin, wishing he knew what to say.  It had been easier when they had rigorous homework assignments to get through.

Josh closed the door quietly, and Martin stared at its warm wooden texture, feeling bereft.  Josh’s cute face and striking red hair had filled his dreams more than once, although he always resolutely pushed away the images when he was awake enough to realize.  It wasn’t nice to fantasize about a seventeen-year-old.   But Josh wasn’t seventeen now…

* * * * *

Martin went for a walk after breakfast, hoping he’d see his favorite ex-pupil.

The bed and breakfast was at a peaceful, wooded area in beautiful Vermont.  Martin needed to rest up from a difficult year, catch up on his reading, and start writing the novel he’d been putting off for years now.

He rounded a corner of the quaint building and stopped suddenly.  Ahead was a small wooden bench, where a familiar redheaded figure sat looking up at the trees.

Martin stood still, just watching.  The breeze moved red hair slightly, and Martin felt his throat tighten with longing, and then his trousers, too.

He started to retreat, embarrassed, but his feet made a sound on a small branch; a little crunch.  Josh turned his head.  “Hi, Mr. Winston.”  His smile held an apologetic question.  “Sorry, you don’t have to go just because I’m here.  You won’t disturb me.  Sit down if you want.”  He patted the bench. “There’s plenty of room.”

Martin cleared his throat, cheeks heating.  He knew he was just being shy and awkward.  As usual.

“Thanks,” he mumbled.  He moved to sit beside Josh, wondering if he could fake the old attitude, that he related to Josh as someone older and more mature.

“Do you still tutor kids?” Josh cast him a shy look.  It was an intimate look, full of humility and interest.

“Ah, no, I’m a teacher now.  High school English.  Sometimes I miss tutoring, though.  Especially when I got to work with kids like you.  You actually wanted to learn.”

Josh blushed.  “But I was terrible at it.”

“You weren’t.  Learning disabilities don’t make you terrible.”  He hesitated, not sure if he was allowed to ask.  But he’d already said so much.  “Do you have trouble reading recipes when you cook?”

Josh shook his head.  “I make most things from formulas that I learned in culinary school.  I keep them up here.”  He tapped his head.  “And I make my own variations.”  He shrugged.  “It would be easy to mix up the numbers and letters in a cookbook, but I know what I’m doing now.  I know if I misread twelve as twenty-one, because it doesn’t feel right.  But mostly I don’t follow recipes at all.  Sorry, I’m going on and on.”  He pressed his knees together, hands between them as if to keep them from fluttering around, betraying his nervousness.

Martin longed to reach over and give his knee a gentle squeeze.  He cleared his throat.  “I’m glad you’ve done well.  I always thought you would.  That breakfast was wonderful, by the way.”

“Thank you.”

They sat next to one another in silence for a moment.  Yet somehow it didn’t feel awkward.

“It’s so nice to see you,” said Josh again.  “I think of you sometimes, wished I could show you I grew up…worth something.”  He blushed, ducking his head.  “That…came out wrong.”

Martin made a sound in his throat.  “Oh, Josh, you were always worth something.”

“I…I know…I just…”  He looked at Martin now, his ears pink, his smile slightly naughty.  “I wanted you to see me as an adult.  I guess you know I had a crush on you.”

“Did you?”  Martin found himself grinning, wide and teasing and full of delight.  He stretched out a little, putting one arm along the back of the bench—almost but not quite around Josh’s shoulders.  “Tell me more.”

Josh laughed, ducking his head, looking giddy with relief.  “Maybe a big crush,” he admitted.

Their eyes met, both gazes filled with relief and something more.

Hope.

Maybe this unexpected reunion could be the start of something wonderful.


~/~/~

originally published here: http://dreamspinnerpress.com/blog/2015/02/03/martin-josh-hollis-shiloh/

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Flying With Charlie


Flying With Charlie  

new release - out now from Hollis Shiloh

Nick needs a new wing walker. Charlie needs a way to escape his hometown. Surprisingly, they work well together. But Nick finds the fiery, vulnerable redhead far too attractive for comfort. He does his best to push Charlie away and protect himself. 

Charlie is amazing in the air and desperately drawn to Nick, even when he doesn't want to be. Nick does a good job of being unpleasant to Charlie, convincing himself it's better this way. 

But if he can't stop, he'll lose the man who's gotten past his barriers and into his brittle heart. 

Warning: contains angst
Length: 20,000 words



Buy or borrow through Kindle Unlimited:
Amazon
Amazon UK


Contact me if you need review copies, other formats, etc.  Thanks!  :-)

Saturday, July 25, 2015

UK Sale (£0.99)

OK!  Here's the UK sale.  Same twenty-eight titles.  Please make sure to check the price before you buy to be sure it's still going on.  Thank you!!  :-)


My Partner the Wolf
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00NN6LEDU

Jude's Magic
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00ESV9MSS

Magic for Lee
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00HGWT46Q

Songs By Heart
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00HLMDWSW

My Sahil
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00XVHL6CU

The Way to Joe
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00PF3KJ7Q

The One for Me
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00E2TMORW

Cold Hands, Warm Heart
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00TQ8IJ82

Dirt Magic
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00OI8HLBQ

A Good Place
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00O92PBBS

Repairs With Rhett
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00DXNCHCK

Jack & Julian
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00FNT4AV8

And You Still Are
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00IOFNKCS

The Only One for Me
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00KD0X162

Winton's Strays
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00AX4AERC

Loved You Once
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00FFHQO4E

Fall
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00PFXRE1U

Elves and Deer
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00OZ1SLVK

Tiger's Breath
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00P1KAFKO

Joe & Tate
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00KQX674O

Mark & Spence
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00EZ61SFQ

Charlie & Leo
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00EDZDNAC

Strawberry Rivals
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00BWEV9PI

Through A Fog
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00N1LNFRK

Colton and Ry
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00DFJNSNE

A Bad Case
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00LG0SUUK

The Real Finn
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00IKZTRWY

His Paparazzo
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00CQOV4IK




Thoughts to share?  Please let me know what else is important to you guys!  Maybe it will be something I can do something about.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Having A Sale

Hey guys!  For the next few days, 28 of my stories are on sale for 99 cents on Amazon US.  Then the price goes up to the regular amount.  Here they are:


My Partner the Wolf
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NN6LEDU

Jude's Magic
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ESV9MSS

Magic for Lee
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HGWT46Q

Songs By Heart
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HLMDWSW

My Sahil
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00XVHL6CU

The Way to Joe
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PF3KJ7Q

The One For Me
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E2TMORW

Cold Hands, Warm Heart
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TQ8IJ82

Dirt Magic
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OI8HLBQ

A Good Place
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00O92PBBS

Repairs With Rhett
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DXNCHCK

Jack & Julian
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FNT4AV8

And You Still Are
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IOFNKCS

The Only One for Me
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KD0X162

Winton's Strays
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AX4AERC

Loved You Once
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FFHQO4E

Fall
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PFXRE1U

Elves and Deer
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OZ1SLVK

Tiger's Breath
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00P1KAFKO

Joe & Tate
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KQX674O

Mark & Spence
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EZ61SFQ

Charlie & Leo
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EDZDNAC

Strawberry Rivals
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BWEV9PI

Through A Fog
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00N1LNFRK

Colton and Ry
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DFJNSNE

A Bad Case
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LG0SUUK

The Real Finn
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IKZTRWY

His Paparazzo
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CQOV4IK



Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Boyfriend Potential


Boyfriend Potential  
by Hollis Shiloh  

After a breakup, Josh is once again on his own, wondering if he'll ever amount to anything or find someone who truly loves him and can handle his shy, damaged self. 

There's one man he can always call on for help, and soon he's staying with his dear friend Luther once again. Living together brings back old feelings for both of them, their one disastrous date attempt notwithstanding. 

Should they try again? Is Josh too damaged or will he finally find a man to love for the rest of his life? 

~35,000 words – heat level very low 

This gay romance contains characters from the Max and Jamie books. It can be read alone. 

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Let me know if you read in a different format or need a review copy! 


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

SAFE


SAFE

by Hollis Shiloh

Afraid of being outed, Neil Hunter, "Hunt," dreads meeting the new "human lie detector" at the precinct — a registered empath who can sense truth and falsehood.

But Skyler Zane is more of a mess than any closeted cop could ever be, with an abusive ex and a history of mental issues. And instead of avoiding him, Hunt ends up taking him under his wing, looking out for him.

And maybe falling for him, too. Everything is going well — including their unexpected feelings for each other — until Sky's skills come to the wrong attention. Now it's up to Hunt to find him — and figure out how to keep them both alive.

~45,000 words



Buy now or borrow through Kindle Unlimited:

Amazon: 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WBMKZAU

Amazon UK: 
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00WBMKZAU



Thank you for those of you who took my poll!  It appears most of you want me to focus on longer stories.  I'll try my best!!  I can't always control the muse, but it's nice to know what you guys prefer.  :-)  Thank you for supporting me.

Review copies or other formats are ALWAYS available for free.  Just email me.  Thanks!

Upcoming stories:

Boyfriend Potential

Swords of Silver

Flying With Charlie


And here's a sneak peek at an upcoming cover...