Jack is fifty, recently dumped and at a crossroads, wondering just what the devil he is meant to do with the rest of his life. He agrees to house-sit the farm and the dog for his best friends in the mountains of The Vosges. He meets the mysterious Monsieur Gilbert Mutare … and nothing after that is quite what it seems.This story was inspired by a moonlit, snow-covered mountain (the one I am perched on) and a love affair with the poetic Edda, which only began very recently and was sparked by the works of Phetra K. Novak.The Last Jötunn is the first story in the second series of The Tales of the Unexpected, a series of short unrelated stories which allow me to experiment with different voices and ideas, many of which get translated into other stories. I hope you enjoy reading them just as much as I enjoy writing them.I am always very happy to receive your feedback. If you wish to contact me directly, please email me at: email@example.com.Visit the website, www.alpmortal.weebly.com, for updates on the next gay romantic story or crime thriller which I am working on.Thank you,Alp Mortal
Ireland, 1916The First World War rages on and rumours fly about nationalists planning an uprising against the British for Independence. Sheltered from the outside terrors, Louisa lives at High Park, as upper-class estate in the Irish countryside where she feels she never quite belonged. Caught between a cold, unhappy marriage and mundane wifely duties, Louisa’s dream of being a painter never felt so distant. With her only son enlisted in the army, and her husband’s niece Muriel unsettling her with bizarre behaviour and pro-war values, she finds herself powerless in a war-torn world where being a woman finds no freedom. But then she meets wild, strong-minded Viola Luttrell and Louisa’s world is turned upside down. Struck by Viola’s charm, the two become friends – but before long their friendship in danger. Not only does Louisa’s husband hold a grudge against the Luttrell family, but Viola has a secret that could put both their lives at risk: she knows James Connolly, the nationalist rebel leader, and she plans to join the imminent uprising against the British.As Viola and Louisa grow closer and their friendship blossoms into something more, the fight for freedom becomes more than a fight for a nation, but a fight for themselves. As the terrors of the war infiltrate High Park and loyalties are tested, the women are forced to make painful decisions that could change the course of their lives forever…Lovers and Dancers is a heart-wrenching tale of love lost and love found in unexpected places.Praise for Heather Ingman’A moving story of choices and regrets.’ – Holly Kinsella Heather Ingman is the best-selling author of seven novels. Two, including STEALING HEAVEN, have been translated into German. She has lived in Scotland, France and Ireland and is currently Adjunct Professor in the School of English, Trinity College, Dublin. Her teaching and academic interests focus on women’s fiction. Her academic publications include WOMEN’S INTER-WAR FICTION (Edinburgh University Press, 1998), A HISTORY OF THE IRISH SHORT STORY (Cambridge University Press) and IRISH WOMEN’S FICTION: FROM EDGEWORTH TO ENRIGHT (Irish Academic Press, 2013).
This is a book of many layers. It is the 1980s in the city. While maintaining their faith, people endure life’s trail and tribulations. Children learn a lesson from death and dying. A tortured local artist falls hard from being at the top. One person must make a choice between love or tradition. Another is forced to grow up too soon. A married couple takes a big leap of faith in making their dreams come true in the “forbidden” part of the city. A lonely soul finds refuge in an unexpected place with unexpected people. Then, another has a secret so dark, it drives him to a life of drugs.
Julia is a shy, inexperienced, lesbian with a conservative background. After months of satisfying her cravings through online fantasies and fetishistic voyeurism, she finally decides to post a personal ad looking for her first lesbian experience on Craigslist. Julia is surprised when she receives immediate replies and begins to meet up with strange women to satisfy her increasingly insatiable appetite for new sexual experiences. After exchanging a string of lust-fueled emails with a mysterious anonymous woman, Julia vows to find out the identity of her secret admirer. Her search leads her through a number of sexual encounters that gradually transforms her from a shy wallflower to a confident, powerfully sexy woman. Julia doesn’t know, however, that the identity of the mystery woman with whom she has been trading sexually-charged messages is closer to home that she thinks, and that finally meeting her Jane Doe will lead to the ultimate sexual experience that she has been searching for.
What happens when you wake up and forget what has happened to you? For Ryanna, it’s trying to piece together what has happened to her over the course of a week. Whether she likes it or not, she’s about to find out. A fairytale, with a little twist.
Where do you want to be when the world ends?Electricity is gone. Society is on its knees. The heart’s compass becomes the light in the darkness.HEART’S COMPASS – Omnibus Edition brings you all four Heart’s Compass MM Romance stories at a discounted price! The four stories included are:TRUE NORTHJoshua has had enough of people. Especially those desperate, starving bastards who he’s certain ate his dog. When people decide to leave the university town of Lincoln, Nebraska and head south before winter sets in, Joshua heads north instead. When he lands face-first in a snowbank, he welcomes death. What he finds instead is the handsome smile of Chris, a lone goat farmer who’s trying to make the best of life without power.BACK EASTEli, an intern for Channel Seven News, finds himself on a bus full of hockey players from the New York City Gay Hockey Association. His boss thought it was a good joke to play on the new kid, but Eli has no problem with the assignment, especially when he befriends the Ice Giant’s winger, a real giant of a man, David LaMonte. When the power goes out and their bus crashes, Eli and David suffer through loss, and find comfort from one another as the world descends into chaos.DOWN SOUTHGabe’s a Texas rancher who’s always kept part of himself on a separate paddock from his ranch hands and the small town of Post. When your hometown’s population is barely over five-thousand, chances are high you’re the only gay man for miles, and that coming out would do more harm than good. When the power goes out, a very lost and very far from home man named Liam stumbles onto his land. Stuck on the wrong side of the pond with no way home, Liam, a writer for a British travel magazine, struggles with culture shock. Gabe struggles to save his cattle from the apocalypse, and to ignore the attractive Liam’s obvious interest in more than friendship.OUT WESTAlex has never had luck with love. Or, luck in general for that matter. It takes the end of the modern world for his luck to change. He and a small group from his apartment building seek to leave Los Angeles before it self-destructs in the growing gang violence and desperation of its citizens. When he forms a fast friendships with Mateo that quickly spirals into much more, Alex wonders when his bad luck will catch up with him.