Today is a really good day for a variety of reasons. The sun is out and shining after a few days of pouring rain, and there's few things I love as much as London in the sunshine. Also, today I officially handed in my last two assignments for the term, so I'm slightly drunk on the freedom :). And, most importantly, my short story Apples and Regrets and Wasted Time is out today with Storm Moon Press!
It's a bittersweet story, fairly different from what I've written so far. The characters are stubborn almost to a fault. Tension, conflict, desire, denial... I loved staying by their side as they struggled to find a way through it all. The story takes place over the period of one single night, but what a long night it is...
I leave you with the blurb and cover, made by the brilliant Nathie (you should check out her Deviantart Page - her characters are utterly gorgeous!).
He lives in the shadows of the law. Now, wounded and stranded in the city after a job only he could do, he has no qualms about climbing through the window his old lover left open—or stealing his shampoo, at that. He has, however, not taken into account the possibility of being surprised in the shower.
Three years is a long time to go between visits, especially if you’ve left so much anger and hurt and desire unresolved. They try to negotiate a truce for one night—over Chinese takeaway leftovers and apples, and between the sheets.
Also, Nathie's wonderful cover was the most voted in the 4th round of the cover contest organised by
Apples and Regrets and Wasted Time is available as an ebook on Storm Moon Press website and Amazon.
And, for your perusal, a not entirely worksafe snippet... click for excerpt!