Hollis Shiloh

Hollis Shiloh - author

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



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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...

Sunday, June 21, 2015

short story


Most Wonderful 

by Hollis Shiloh - a short story

Tyler has never been in love in his life. So why now? Why his best friend? 

5,000 word short story - heat level very low 
Christmas themes!

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It would help me out a lot if you'd take the poll on the right side of my blog and just let me know what you'd like me to focus on improving!  Thank you!!  :-)

Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Magician of Dustville


Magic, danger, and love in the Old West 

A small yet powerful magician moves to Dustville. He's prickly about his height (or lack thereof) and extremely private about his past. 

Magician meets sheriff, also private about his past and quite firmly in the closet. It is, after all, the only safe place to be in the little almost-town of Dustville. 

Attraction blossoming between them promises pleasure, and possibly more. Can this become what they both truly want — a real relationship? 

And can they survive cruel villains, dark pasts, and a grave magical danger that will test them both to their limits … or beyond? 

~38,000 words

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Hope you have a great week! :-)

Finding Love box set

I'm reading a lot, writing some, and doing a bit of research that makes it clear why it's so hard to find upbeat, happy gay historicals.  :/  (I still want more of 'em, though!)  Dreamspinner has so many cool-looking releases lately.  I don't know how I'll ever get to them.  

Anyway, I want to share this project because a buddy of mine has a story in it.  :-)




BUY LINKS:
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5 Authors - 5 Stories - 1 Charity
Available for purchase through September 2015, Finding Love is a limited edition box set of brand new, full length, stand-alone M/M romance stories that share the theme of celebrating pride.

The authors banded together with the goal of raising funds for The Trevor Project and the proceeds are being donated to help support their efforts to provide life-saving and life-affirming services to LGBTQ youth

His Fragile Heart by Jamie Lynn Miller
Do you believe in the power of love, even after death? After losing his lover in a car accident two years ago, actor Nathan Marshall wasn't interested in another relationship. Until he meets waiter Justin Kowalski. Something about him seems so familiar that Nathan is instantly drawn to the younger man. Surprised at his capacity to love again, his relationship with Justin blossoms. But then an unbelievable truth is revealed - one that could break both their hearts for good.

Through New Eyes by T.K. Paige
Roommates Jed and Doyle have been best friends since meeting in college. Now that they've graduated and are starting new jobs they have no intentions of letting that change anything. Doyle is everything Jed isn't, smart, cute and active at the LGTB center. Jed has always looked out for his friend
and been there for him. They have plans and an amazing relationship, everything planned out to the smallest degree. Any changes could make it all go off the rails. So why can't Jed get over how annoying he finds Doyle's ex turned friend, who seems to be around way too often? Why can't he stop noticing Doyle in new ways? If Jed doesn't take a risk, he could miss what's been there all along.

Iridescent (An Angels All Fire Series Short) by M. LeAnne Phoenix
Best friends, trusted confidants, partners in crime— call it what you like, Phai and Jen have been two halves of a whole ever since they met just over five years ago. The trouble is, that while Phai is falling more in love with his best friend every day, Jensen Whitfield seems content to call him brother. Hephaistion Amyntoros has faced many challenges during his long, long life, but the idea of confessing his heart’s desire to Jen and discovering that he doesn’t feel the same, terrifies him... but what happens if he does share his feelings? When the whole of Phai's past rages into blistering life, ready to consume the very sun, Phai must focus on getting them out alive. Will they emerge from the fire intact or will the love in his life burn like a supernova once more?

Unexpectedly Lucky (The Bradford Boys, Book 1) by Carly Rose
Lincoln and Ryan have been best friends since the fifth grade. Their friendship has always been effortless, but a single night of passion threatens to change everything. Will the emotional fallout drive them apart or will they be lucky enough to find love unexpectedly?

What the Heart Wants by D.C. Williams
Will has just graduated from high school and is struggling with coming out. A surreptitious visit to NYC Pride brings Kev into his life. Will is immediately attracted to Kev, but they're separated by a huge age difference, and Will is still coming to terms with himself. Their friendship grows over the course of a year, but can it become more?

About The Trevor Project
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

The life-saving, life-affirming work of The Trevor Project springs from the powerful intersection of storytelling on stage and film.

In 1994, producers Randy Stone and Peggy Rajski saw writer/performer James Lecesne bring to life Trevor, a character he created as part of his award-winning one-man show WORD OF MOUTH. Convinced Trevor's story would make a wonderful short film, Stone and Rajski invited Lecesne to adapt it into a screenplay. Rajski directed the movie and TREVOR went on to win many prestigious awards including the Academy Award® for Best Live Action Short Film.
The Oscar-winning film eventually launched a national movement. When producer Randy Stone secured an airing on HBO with Ellen DeGeneres hosting, director/producer Peggy Rajski discovered there was no real place for young people like Trevor to turn when facing challenges similar to his. She quickly recruited mental health experts and figured out how to build the infrastructure necessary for a nationwide 24-hour crisis line, and writer James Lecesne secured the funds to start it. On the night their funny and moving coming-of-age story premiered on HBO in 1998, these visionary filmmakers launched the Trevor Lifeline, the first national crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.

Since then, hundreds of thousands of young people in crisis have reached out to The Trevor Project’s multiple in-person and online life-saving, life-affirming resources--Trevor Lifeline, TrevorChat, TrevorSpace and Trevor Education Workshops.

The Trevor Project is the premier organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ teens and young adults.

Watch ‘Trevor’ on YouTube
(20 minutes)


AUTHOR PROFILES:

Jamie Lynn Miller has been writing fiction since childhood and decided to take the plunge and go pro in 2008, finding to her amazement that people truly enjoyed her love stories. She’s a romantic at heart, and her tales reflect the desire we all have to find “the one,” persevering through trials and heartache for that happy ending.

Jamie has a degree in fine arts and has spent the last twenty years working as a graphic designer, though she’d much rather be writing. She was born in Chicago and still lives there today with her husband and their two furry, four-footed children, er… cats.

If she’s not brainstorming story ideas, you can find Jamie at a sci-fi convention, in front of a furnace doing glass blowing, or on a mat twisted into a yoga pose.

T.K. Paige picked up her first book to read around the age of four and hasn't stopped since. She discovered the M/M genre in August of 2012 and an addict was hooked.

If you see her and she is not reading, then she is thinking about the books that live in her head. It doesn't matter what else she is doing, it is guaranteed half her brain has a plot running through it.
A stay at home mom for more years than she would like to think about, she is lucky enough to be married to a wonderful guy who encouraged her to write throughout their years together.

Then when she finally did it and she told him what she was writing, he turned only slightly green and asked “Do I have to read it?” Apparently, he had dreams of her being the next Urban Fantasy sensation with her taste in movies.

M. LeAnne Phoenix would tell you that the worst time of her life was the two years that she attempted to take off from writing. If you asked her to explain exactly why she did such a thing, you would most likely get the mad attempt to arch an eyebrow like her dad and then a shake of the head as she told you it was unlucky to speak of such things. Suffice it to say, it will never happen again!

Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas in the mid-1970's, Ms. Phoenix was young and wild (and even free!) during the crazy wondrous decade known as the 1980's and the even crazier but now grungy decade of the 1990's. Music is second only to the muses that live and breathe to fill her mind with
beautiful men, and music always helps them to tell their stories. She is never without her iPod or her computer no matter where she goes, although, she does like to hike and take pictures of the sky and the moon, and even the occasional shot of the sun through the branches of a tree.

An avid cat lover, Ms. Phoenix has been owned by many throughout her life, though her current owner is one Lily-Rose, who really would like for her to step away from the keyboard and pay her some attention! After all, hasn't she earned it?

Carly Rose was named after her grandmother, an accomplished poet, and a character her mom met in a romance novel while awaiting her birth, I guess you could say that writing has always been in her blood.

As a child her parents used to threaten to take away her books and make her play outside when she wasn't getting her chores done. Now she’s all grown up and her roles as wife, mother of two, and part-time nurse keep her hopping. As a blogger, book reviewer, freelance editor, and author, she still manage to spend time each day with her nose in a book.

She’s a student of life who’s always looking for new opportunities to learn and discovered early on that the love of family, friends and a positive attitude are all you really need. A free spirited motorcycle enthusiast who loves butterflies, dancing in the rain, and believes that everything is better in purple, she love to hear from reader so stop by and say "hi" anytime!

D.C. Williams is a funny little middle aged woman who mostly lives in Pennsylvania and writes romance novels you wouldn't expect.




COVER ARTIST: Dakota Trace

RAFFLECOPTER:  June 12th – June 30th http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/14d4e2e979/


Monday, June 1, 2015

what's up with me

My anxiety is much lower!  Unfortunately, my wrists are hurting again.  I might have to lower my activity of editing, writing, or publishing, not to mention surfing the internet.  Whenever I get it under control, I feel like I've found the answer and have it all figured out now.  But then they start acting up again and it hurts to type, use the mouse, etc.  Sometimes excruciatingly.  I probably need better posture, keyboard skills, and equipment.  But sometimes I mean, I can crouch over a keyboard and write happily without pain, and other times I can barely do anything without hurting.

I'm glad to have pre-orders and such set up ahead so I'm not running into any last minute deadlines with releases.  I need to be able to fit my schedule to my health (and not just wrist-pain).  I am, however, VERY glad to have so much less anxiety lately.  It's much easier to just breathe without it.

Writing is going pretty well, in my opinion.  On the one hand I feel I have so much I need to improve on...but on the other hand, I'm writing and finishing stories regularly, including some I didn't think I'd get done.  There will be a sequel to Moths and Men eventually, as well as the long-delayed sequel to Hearts of Gold, which is finished except for the publishing stuff.

I have a lot to learn, in life and as a writer.  Right now I feel like just holding on, doing the best I can with my health, and continuing to practice is the best I can do.  Wishing you all well this June (and always), Hollis

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

new short story - Tin Toys


Tin Toys

Mark would recognize that robot toy anywhere. It used to belong to his childhood buddy, Bren. 

Is this really Bren, all grown up? 

For Mark, meeting Bren again brings up old memories … and new feelings. Will tin toys bring them together … or keep them apart? 

approx. 6,000 word - sweet gay romance short story 

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

My Sahil


My Sahil

Grant Ralstead has loved Sahil Singh for years, working with him and being his friend but knowing all the time that the angry, fierce human is his mate. 

Singh doesn't believe in mates or love, and doesn't trust anyone. But he worries every time Grant has to go away on a mission, endangering himself. Even though he pushes Ralstead away, his feelings about the wolf shifter are clearly complicated. 

Is there any hope for a happily-ever-after between a wounded human and the wolf shifter who loves him? 


A Ralstead and Singh short novella. Fits in the Shifters and Partners universe. 

Relationship-centered, very low heat, some angst. 

Approx. 19,000 words



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