Saturday, 19 January 2013

Now Available

Cabin for Two: An Anthology is now available for your reading pleasure.

You can currently purchase from:
Amazon HERE
Smashwords HERE

I hope you all enjoy.

Friday, 18 January 2013

Winner and Purchase Links

Hey Everyone...

Thanks for all the wonderful comments you left...  I'm really excited about the release of this Anthology.  The other authors that I'm in this with are truly the most wonderful people you could ever hope to meet and I'm very luck to be able to call each and every one of them my friend.

So to the lucky winner.... Linda your name was chosen at random by my personal picker outer (As she likes to be called. LOL) If you would e-mail me at and let me know what format you would like the Anthology in I'll be more than happy to send it to you (Mobi, PDF or Epub)

Now for the purchase links

Cabin for Two: An Anthology is available for Pre-Order from All Romance Ebooks. You can click HERE to purchase.

It's also available from Amazon click HERE to purchase - Go on I know you want to :)

You get all 6 wonderful stories for one very low price of $5.99. I really hope you guys enjoy this book. I had a lot of fun writing A Bear in the Woods.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

A Cabin for Two - Contest & Date

Hey All,

I finally have a release date my Cabin for Two Anthology. 19th January is the lucky day. As this is a self published Anthology it will be available through Smashwords, Amazon, Are, Barnes and Noble and many more smaller distributors.

Cabin For Two

A collection of six stories by:

Toni Griffin - A Bear in the Woods: a bear shifter tries to convince his mate that he's not crazy while fighting threats against his own life.

Angel Martinez - A Matter of Faces: a data privateer crash lands on a barely habitable moon where he's found by a research scientist who refuses to show his face.

Vicktor Alexander - The Other Cabin: when a young graduate finds himself at the wrong cabin facing the muzzle of a shotgun, he had no idea how much his life has just changed.

Mathilde Watson - Three Little Words: lifelong friends have returned from the Korean conflict and now need to fight their way through the feelings they've harbored for each other for so long.

Freddy MacKay - Dirty Little Secret: a geocaching trip goes horribly wrong, but the hiker's rescuer is the one person who may be able to save him in more ways than he can imagine.

Silvia Violet - Their Natural Habitat: a forest ranger and his lover just want a nice weekend away. The bear baiters have other ideas.

A Bear in the Woods Excerpt:

Vincent Marsden didn't think he'd had a worse day in his entire life. He now understood exactly why he preferred driving over flying anywhere. It had all started three days ago with a conversation with his best friend, Mandy.
"You need a break," Mandy's usually soothing voice screeched down the phone line at him.
"No, I don't," Vincent replied.
 "Yes, you do. I can do this all day until you finally give in and agree with me. I hope you realize this." The self-satisfaction in Mandy's voice was not lost on Vincent.
 Vincent thought he might try a different tack. "I can't afford to go anywhere right now. I have to write." Vincent had hardly written a thing in the last month even though he had deadlines looming and edits he needed to return. He just couldn't seem to bring himself to do the work.
"Oh yeah," Mandy said in that tone that always made Vincent cringe. "Just how much have you written lately?"
"Yeah, that's what I thought. Now, as I said, you need a break."
Vincent knew Mandy could be stubborn when she got an idea in her head, but he could be just as stubborn. "Mandy—"
"Stop!" Mandy sighed. She sounded so put out it made Vincent smile. "As much as you might hate this, I know you, Vincent Marsden. You need a break. You're run down; you haven't had a vacation in three years, not since you caught that prick, Jamie, screwing the bellboy in your hotel suite." Oh yeah, what fun that had been. Vincent didn't want to think about that now, though.
"Mandy, I really can't afford to go on a vacation right now." Vincent thought he'd give one last-ditch effort to try and get Mandy off this subject.
"I know. That's why I've taken the liberty of booking your vacation for you." The smugness in her voice really wasn't very nice.
"You what?" Vincent asked incredulously.
"Look, you know I got a nice inheritance when my grandad passed away six months ago. That money's not doing anything at the moment but sitting in the bank collecting interest."
"Mandy I can't let you do that." Vincent sighed, exasperated. "God, you're a pain in my ass."
"No I'm not. I have the wrong parts for you."
"Eww. I don't even want to think about your parts. How the hell did we start talking about your girly parts?" Mandy laughed and Vincent smiled at the sound. As big a pain as his friend was, he did love her to bits.
"Just lucky I guess. Now back to the hot topic. Namely, you on a vacation." Mandy snickered at Vincent's groan.
"I'm not going to win this argument, am I?" Vincent asked, resigned.
"Nope. Now listen as I tell you where you're going and what you're doing." Mandy sounded so superior Vincent wanted to reach through the phone and strangle his best friend.
Mandy had booked him a cabin in the Smokey Mountains for a week of relaxation. Vincent wasn't sure how much relaxing he could do as a young gay man in the middle of Tennessee and told Mandy so. She told him to stop trying to find excuses not to go. 

For your chance to win a copy of this wonderful (if I do say so myself) Anthology simply comment. I will draw the winner next Thursday. 

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Guest Today - Silvia Violet

Cowboys and shapeshifters are two of my favorite things so when an idea for a series involving shapeshifting cowboys popped into my head, I couldn't run with it fast enough. Arresting Love is the second book in my Wild R Farm series. The farm is owned by half-breed werewolf, Coleman Wilder. In book 1, Finding Release, while Cole is fighting to save the love of his life, horse shifter, Jonah Marks, Cole's barn manager, Billy, comes out as gay and confesses that he's had crush on Cole for years. But despite his feelings, Billy is happy for Cole and Jonah even if he's afraid he'll never find love like they have. Arresting Love is Billy's story. 


Arresting Love (Wild R Farm 2) by Silvia Violet


Billy Lawson is jealous. Every day he watches his boss, Cole, and his boss's lover, Jonah, prove again and again how deeply in love they are. Billy's never had a real relationship, and he didn't believe true love existed until Cole proved otherwise. Now, he longs for what Cole and Jonah have.

When he meets Levi, a scared, wounded shifter who needs his help, he ignores the chemistry that flares between them, thinking he'd be taking advantage of Levi at a vulnerable time in his life. Before Levi can convince Billy they were made for each other, his past catches up to him, and both men must fight for a chance at love.


 The crazy cuckoo clock his boss's lover had rescued from the farmhouse attic began to chirp, signaling the start of a new year. Cheers went up from the hands, and Billy watched his boss, farm owner Cole Wilder, pull Jonah to him for a kiss.
Billy took a pull from his beer and tried to make himself look away, but he couldn't keep from staring as Cole staked his claim, seeming to devour his young lover. Jonah gave back as good as he got, and Billy's cock stirred in his pants. The two men were beautiful together.
When Cole finally pulled back, the look on his face made Billy's chest ache. No one could miss seeing Cole's love for Jonah. They had a bond that was strong as steel, and Billy was jealous.
Four years ago when he'd been hired as barn manager at Wild R Farm, Billy had developed a crush on Cole, but he'd quickly realized Cole would never see him as more than a friend. He'd accepted that. He treasured their friendship, and he'd never forgotten that Cole had given him a chance when he could have hired someone better educated with years more management experience. But watching Cole and Jonah together made him long to connect with someone. Having a man look at him the way Jonah looked at Cole would be a taste of heaven.
Billy drained the rest of his beer. That line of thinking would do nothing but depress him. He needed to be thankful for what he had. The chance of finding the kind of love Cole and Jonah shared was nearly non-existent. He was starting another year doing a job he loved on a farm where he didn't have to hide the fact that he was gay. Considering he'd been kicked out by his family at seventeen, he'd done a damn fine job of pulling his life together.
It wasn't in his nature to be morose, but he’d be turning thirty this year, and he was getting tired of living in a bunkhouse, no matter how much he enjoyed the company of the hands he shared it with. He was weary of men who wanted nothing more than a hard, rough fuck behind a trailer at a horse show. He wanted a home and someone to share it with. Age was making him soft.
He stepped onto the farmhouse porch and took a breath of the chilly night air. He shivered, but he'd rather be out here than in the crowded house especially in his current mood. He leaned against the porch railing and listened to the rush of water in the stream that ran behind the house as he tried to push his depressing thoughts away. One of the horses whinnied, and he wondered if going for a midnight ride would help.
"What you doing out here?" Cole asked, stepping out on the porch and letting the screen door slam behind him.
Billy shrugged. "Just gettin' some fresh air."
Cole frowned. "Are you okay?"
"Yeah, you know I don't like crowds."
Cole snorted. "Me either. I'm about to get rid of everybody since we've rung in the New Year. This whole party thing was Jonah's idea. I had a much better plan for the night, but he wouldn't listen."
Billy forced himself to smile. "I'm guessing your plan involved Jonah naked and flat on his back."
Cole grinned. Then he narrowed his eyes and studied Billy. "Are you sure you're all right? You've been grouchy for weeks now."
Billy raised his brows and looked pointedly at Cole.
"Yeah, yeah. I'm grouchy all the time. I know it." Cole said.
Billy rolled his eyes. "Damn temperamental wolf."
Cole snorted. "I'm better than I used to be, now that I've got Jonah." As soon as those words came out, Cole tensed.
Jonah's brother, Nathan, had kidnapped Jonah, drugged him so he had to remain in horse form, then sold him. Fortunately, he'd ended up at Cole's friend's horse sanctuary. As Cole and the rest of the crew at the farm fought to keep Jonah safe, Billy ended up in a fistfight with Nathan. In the aftermath, Cole finally realized Billy had hoped for more than friendship between them. Fortunately, Cole hadn't freaked out, but he was still sensitive about talking to Billy about his relationship with Jonah. Billy wished he'd just get over it.
"You're right. Jonah's been good for you." Billy clapped him on the shoulder, and Cole looked his way, tension easing.
"You should take some time off," Cole said. "With planning the addition to the barn and new horses coming in, you've been working non-stop for weeks."
That was true, but when he was working, Billy didn't feel lonely, and he didn't have time to be jealous of Cole. "I don't mind. I'd rather be working with the horses than doing anything else."
Cole frowned. "When was the last time you left the farm?"
Billy shrugged. "I don't know. I went into town a few weeks ago."
Cole raised his brows and glared.
"I'm fine. Really."
"You need a vacation."
Billy shook his head. "I'm happy here. There's nowhere else I want to go."
He'd spent his late teens and early twenties wandering, finding work where he could, never staying anywhere long. Now that he had a place he felt safe and accepted, he never wanted to leave.
Cole leaned closer and sniffed. It had taken Billy a while to get used to Cole's werewolf habits, but now he took such things for granted.
"Something's bothering you," Cole said. "I can smell it."
"I'm just keyed up. It's probably the barn addition. I want to be sure I've got all the details right before we break ground."
"You need to relax," Cole insisted.
Billy scowled. "The last thing I need to is sit around on my ass. You know I can't stay still long."
"Maybe you need to learn how. You're taking a three-day weekend starting next Friday, and I won't listen to any complaints."
Three whole days to think about everything he didn't have instead of concentrating on what was right in his life. "Where the hell do you expect me to go?"
Cole frowned. "I don't know, but I'll figure it out and let you know."
Billy glared at him. "You're not sending me on a trip."
Cole growled. "The hell I'm not. Consider it a bonus."

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