Stand-alone Stories

Cultivating Love

Cultivating_Love_400Cultivating Love: a short novel

Published in eBook format on June 24, 2017 at JMS Books, LLC.

Published in print format on June 30, 2017 at JMS Books, LLC.


A man of few words, Joe is a hard-working farmhand who likes his simple, uncomplicated life. Ed is satisfied with his existence as an auto mechanic, but thrilled when an unexpected development in his life allows him to help Joe realize a dream.

It forces them, however, to reevaluate the casual, undefined nature of their relationship. They’re too macho to speak of love, and neither would acknowledge he doesn’t really mind when it’s his turn to bottom. When life throws them a curve ball, and the rules of their game get old, Ed tries to take every aspect of their relationship up a notch. Can Joe adapt to the open sentimentality Ed’s injecting into their relationship, let alone the new spice in their bedroom activities?

This is a previously published story that has been rewritten, expanded, and re-edited.

Follow this link for more information about the expanded 2nd edition of Cultivating Love.

King Kong vs. The Skinny Pirate

king_kong_400x600King Kong vs. The Skinny Pirate: a FREE short story

A Short Story

Published in ebook format on February 18, 2017 at JMS Books, LLC.

(also Published in ebook format as part of a boxed set, Snapshots, on February 25, 2017 at JMS Books, LLC., and in print format as part of a boxed set, Snapshots, on February 28, 2017 at JMS Books, LLC)


Blaine is a well-dressed, high priced attorney, and George is a hairy mountain of an auto mechanic. This odd couple meets up one evening on a slow night at a bar. The pickings are slim. Slim enough for these opposites to eyeball each other and ask themselves just how bad they want to get laid.

Pleasantly surprised by the evening’s outcome, Blaine is faced with a dilemma. Should he throw caution to the wind and pursue George, or steer clear of that unexpected distraction to his carefully structured life.

Follow this link for more information about King Kong vs. The Skinny Pirate.

Follow this link for more information about Snapshots.