Christmas Flail, Redux!


So two things happened yesterday!

One was J.P. Barnaby tagged me and said, “Is it too late for Kermit Flail?” And I went “I’m so sorry!!!!” And she said, “That’s okay– you can do it next month!” and I’m SO EXCITED that she’s writing again and we SHARE A RELEASE DATE that I thought. “Aw… well, fine. That’ll work.” I was disappointed.

And then E.J. Russell tagged me and said, “Uh… didn’t I have a Kermit Flail?” and I went “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!” Because you all know I loves E.J. TREMENDOUSLY and I hate to let her down.

So I just decided, hey, it’s my blog, and it’s Christmas.


And here we are– KERMIT FLAIL TUESDAY!!!!

And seriously– these are two great writers at the top of their game. E.J. writes quirky and sweet, and J.P. writes thoughtful and sad, so no matter what your flavor is, WE’VE GOT IT GOIN’ ON!

Happy Holidays everybody–

May every day be the celebration of someone you love.

 Everyday Hero

by E.J. Russell
When Adam Tyler’s sister announced she was pregnant, Adam decided to move from Portland, Oregon, to Phoenix, Arizona, to fully embrace the uncle experience. However, he didn’t count on the move being delayed until three days before Christmas—and three days before his sister’s due date. And he definitely didn’t count on finding a scorpion in his bedroom. Cue the panicked calls to exterminators.

Garrett Strong doesn’t consider himself at all remarkable—his ex certainly didn’t think so—and Garrett’s pest-control business is circling the drain. Although Adam is his first new client in months, that isn’t the only reason Garrett goes above and beyond for him. He feels a real connection to the younger man and intends to do everything in his power to make sure Adam feels safe and welcome in Phoenix—venomous intruders notwithstanding.

A Dreamspinner 2018 Advent Calendar story

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Saving Hannah

by J.P. Barnaby

Thomas Aberthol’s luck has run out. His daughter, Hannah, needs a miracle he can’t deliver. A hacker with a felony record, Thomas has little chance of finding work that will provide the care she needs. Out of money, out of options, and out of hope, he throws himself on the mercy of someone he never thought to see again.

Even after ten years, Aleksander Sanna still dreams of that drunken kiss. A perfect moment in time when Thomas wanted him. In his world of elegant code and high finance, the picture he holds of Thomas torments him in the dark of night.

Their worlds collide as Thomas interviews for the job he so desperately needs with the company Aleks inherited from his father. Thomas doesn’t get the position, but Aleks offers him a completely different kind of proposal, one suited to Thomas’s unique talents… one that will change the course of both their lives.

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