Title: Storming Love: Flood
Author Name: NJ Nielsen, Jenn Dease, Jambrea Jo Jones, AC Katt, Pelaam, Cerie Noel
Release Date: April 3
STORMING LOVE: FLOOD – Adrian & Lockie by N.J. Nielsen: 30,270 words
Adrian Clarke knows his life is a hot mess. This is only one of the reasons he boards a plane and flies halfway around the world—so he can escape everything that’s determined to see him break. Lockie Rivers has worked his whole life on Tenderfoot Downs. After his boss died, Lockie remained as caretaker for the new owner—a man who’d never even set foot on the place. When circumstances bring them face to face, a flash flood comes along to threaten their very existence. Can virtual strangers work together to save their home, their hearts, and find their own slice of heaven?
Release Date: April 10
STORMING LOVE: FLOOD – Bridge & Doug by Jenn Dease: 22,400 words
Fourth generation lawman, Bridge Bridgerton, has never seen Copper Creek, Texas, flood before. Doug Jones is a lifeguard stopping in Copper Creek to look after his grandfather’s house. Together, they help rescue some of the residents trapped in the rising water. And together, they feel an attraction for each other that gets stronger day by day. But, will they be able to stay together once the water goes down?
Release Date: April 17
STORMING LOVE: FLOOD – Pete & McKenzie by Jambrea Jo Jones: 10,300 words
McKenzie Hallowell was born and bred in Copper Creek. He knew what could happen during flash flood season, but that didn’t stop him from driving through water during a storm. Almost dying might be the best thing that ever happened to him.
Pete Compton moved to town five years ago to take over a feed store. He’d been crushing on McKenzie Hallowell almost from the start. A flash flood brings them together, but will it also bring them love?
Release Date: April 24
STORMING LOVE: FLOOD – Steven & Derrick by A.C. Katt: 13,102 words
When a flash flood strikes, Steven stays behind at school to find a little girl who hid from the storm. His lover, Derrick, comes to rescue them both but can only get Josie out. Will Derrick be able to get back to the elementary school in time to get Steven or will he lose him to the raging flood waters?
Release Date: May 1
STORMING LOVE: FLOOD – Euan & Gregg by Pelaam: 21,527 words
Euan looks forward to spending time with his best friend, and unrequited love, Gregg. But Gregg has a confession himself, he isn’t the straight jock Euan thinks. When the truth emerges, Euan learns of a side to his friend’s life he never imagined.
Just as they find out the truth Mother Nature unleashes her fury and they’re trapped on a mountain during the flood.
Even if they weather nature’s storm, there is still a more personal fury to be faced.
Release Date: May 8
STORMING LOVE: FLOOD – Patric & Sam by Cherie Noel: 17,515 words
Patric Carselowey stole Samuel Touchet-Smith’s heart six years ago in an incendiary act of passion. Then he disappeared, joining the Army without a word. When he returned, treating Sam like stranger, he broke Sam’s heart. Now Sam’s meddling Maman and sister have booked him a hiking tour with Patric as the guide. Caught in the unexpected storm, will Sam’s wounded heart be healed during their race to safety or crushed once and for all by lingering misunderstandings and lost memories?
Adrian & Lockie
Bridge & Doug
Pete & McKenzie
Steven & Derrick
NJ Nielsen: NJ needs to write like she needs to breathe. It’s an addiction that she never intends to find a cure for. When you don’t find NJ arguing with Vlad, her muse or writing about the wonderful men in her stories, you’ll find her reading work by other authors she greatly admires. NJ lives in the SE of Qld, Australia with her family who all encourage her writing career even if she does occasionally call them by her character’s names. NJ thinks that anyone taking the time to read her stuff is totally awesome.
Jenn Dease: Jenn Dease is a Chef with a reading and writing addiction. The six bookcases in her bedroom are proof of this. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh with one of those families that have four generations in a four block radius. The Redheads, or her sisters, are the best things in her life. When they want to be.
Jambrea Jo Jones: Jambrea wanted to be the youngest romance author published, but life impeded the dreams. She put her writing aside and went to college briefly, then enlisted in the Air Force. After serving in the military, she returned home to Indiana to start her family. A few years later, she discovered yahoo groups and book reviews. There was no turning back. She was bit by the writing bug.
She enjoys spending time with her son when not writing and loves to receive reader feedback. She’s addicted to the internet so feel free to email her anytime.
AC Katt: She lives in New Mexico with her husband and new cat who, just as she does loves paper and words. She got a late start to her writing career but is now in a writing frenzy. Go figure!
Pelaam: Living in clean, green New Zealand Pelaam is a multi-published author of m/m romance and erotica. She’s loved writing since childhood and to become an author is a cherished dream come true. She grew up reading fairy tales and watching science fiction, horror and fantasy. When not writing she can be found indulging in her other passions of cookery and wine appreciation.
Cherie Noel: Cherie’s been in love with words since before she drew breath, and doesn’t see that ever changing. She write stories, full stop. Sometimes there’s music with them, sometimes they’re poems, and lately, to her great delight, a plethora of M/M fiction and erotic romance. Yum. Smexy man to the second…or third power…now that’s the kinda math Cherie can get behind!!
The hair curls or frizzes as it will, the eyes are green and tend to look in two different directions—no, really—and the rest is subject to change. You know the guy who didn’t know if he was a butterfly dreaming he was a man or a man dreaming he was a butterfly? Yeah, that’s Cherie, but substitute drag queen for butterfly and wacky, wild ex- Army chick for man.
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Cooking Up an Anthology
Okay. This is how my getting involved in the Storming Love: Flood Anthology went down. I can break it down into a few easy steps for you. No, seriously. It’s like a recipe for great hush-puppies or *pardon me while I moan in wanton delight* my dad’s old fashioned potato salad with a hint of jalapeño.
Kris Jacen came up with an abso-freaking-lutely brilliant premise (better buckle in as that flare up of genius happens quite often around her). One storm. And all the things that could and would and (maybe) should happen between as couples who are stranded together. Mother Nature raging and that good ole oh-la-la attraction burning bright between two (or more) hot fellas…now there’s a recipe for success. Because nothing strips folks down to their elemental nature, to the bare bones of who and what they are faster than disaster…especially natural disasters.
Writing with Jambrea Jo Jones is one of my favorite things. Full stop. So when I heard Jambie was on board I was in. I’ve written in an Anthology with Ms. Jo Jones before. Another opportunity to write in Anthology alongside her? No brainer. I threw my hand in the air and begged for a spot. As an author I highly recommend writing with her. Fun, funny, helpful and super chill? Yes, yes, yes, and heck yeah.
In addition to Jambie, there were a slew of other talented authors who jumped on board. A.C. Katt, N.j. Nielsen, Jenn Dease, and Pelaam all tossed their hats into the ring as well. Our merry band of mischief makers was ready to stir up a heap of stuff and nonsense. Hee hee.
I admit to being a cuddler in Anthology writing as well as in other areas of life. So I wanted our stories to be a little tighter than some Anthologies are. I wanted our characters to know one another, deal with the same terrain, and even shop in the same stores. They didn’t need to all be bosom buddies, but I wanted there to be at least a nodding acquaintance. I’ve lived in enough small towns to know that Mr. Jones knows that Ms. Slidell’s dog Rusty likes to chase the postmaster’s cat and that the
hardware store is having a sale next week on 3 ¼ inch whatsits. That in a pinch you can buy lube and condoms from behind the counter of Touchet’s Gas and Grocery instead of having to drive all the way into the next town that’s big enough to have a Walmart. So we brainstormed and built our little town of Copper Creek. And it was fun. Deciding who worked where and if so and so knew so and so… yeah. Good times.
Then we all took the basic town, tossed our two (or more) men into the teeth of the storm and watched the stories unfold. I pulled out an old trick Jambrea taught me a few years ago, that of having my characters have prior history with one another, and before I knew it they were blabbing a mile a minute in my ear. I thought my story was going to be 10k but… nope. Over 17k. Heh.
Writing like this for me is like being given an old family recipe where the measurements are laid out in pinches, dashes, and goodly portions, and the type of cobbler is described as being, “a succulent local fruit” in a region that has at least five or six types grown locally. Every single cobbler is going to come out a little different. And that is exactly what makes the stories so much fun to write, and to read. I hope you’ll all take the time to peek at the wonderful stories we’ve woven together for you, and please don’t forget to enter the contest. There’s a free copy of any book in my backlist (ebook version) for one lucky commenter on this blog, and all the other blogs have opportunities to win as well. Oh! Also, please remember to enter our grand prize drawing… there’s a big ole Gift Card waiting for one lucky winner.