A – Z | Roaming Canisters

Roaming Canisters by Adrian Fridge

An R! Not many letters left now before I’m done with my A-Z Title Challenge. And this time I made sure I needed an R before I started reading LOL.

I was in the mood for some sci-fi, but I wanted something short, so I took a chance.  I actually read the blurb this time, I usually don’t, but I ended up with a story I didn’t see coming anyway.

We have a guy on his way to mars. He’s suddenly hijacked by aliens and is put through some medical exams. He learns the aliens have been around us for a long time, but have blocked us from seeing them.

It’s not too bad, they might look a bit like lizards, but Dr. Waters still has the hots for his captor.

I liked it! We have humans and aliens and the difference between them, and then there is a war looming. A nice, short sci-fi story.


Roaming CanistersDr. Eugene Waters is the engineer on board the first trip to settle Mars. The success of the mission is jeopardized when his ship is hijacked by an alien station. Thus the future of mankind is questioned, as is the future of Water’s sex life.

A-Z Title Challenge 2020

A – All I See

B – Bearly Dating

C – Champagne Kisses

D – The Dark Horse

E – Everybody in the Place

F – Food for Thought

G – A Gentle Shove of Human Kindness

H – Howl

I – I Will Meet You at Asphodel’s Pit


K – Killer Cassava!

L – Landslide

M –Misunderstanding His Mate

N – The Night Porter

O – Out For Delivery

P – Purrfect Harmony

Q – Quill Me Now

R – Roaming Canisters

S – Set Up

T – Tentacles with Benefits



W – Words

X – Xavier

Y – Your Cover’s Blown

Z – Zippadacious

I started a Pinterest board for M/M books sorted by title, if you need help finding a title on a certain letter.


Up North | Quinny, Focus!


It’s time to introduce Quincy Dean –  William Johnson too, but this story is told from Quincy’s point of view. It’s not how I usually write, but this story was written for an in-house call about dating during social distancing, and the stories should be between 5 and 12k. Now, I usually don’t have a problem writing short stories in dual pov, but I was struggling to find William’s voice and complained about it to my morning writing buddies, and they suggested telling the story through Quincy alone.

So I did.

I’ll do a post later on with a scene from Will’s pov that I cut when I decided to give Quinny free rein.

So, Quincy Dean… My dear Quinny (Stop calling me that!) isn’t the most aware guy you’ll ever meet. In two seconds flat, he’s created a perfect picture of the world, and it takes a lot to get him to see it in a different light. He has a very patient best friend who tries to make him see reason without much success.

William Johnson moved to Whiteport for a job, but with the pandemic hitting, he finds himself with nothing to do during lockdown. When a guy named Quincy begins talking to him online, he finally has something to do, and he loves chatting with Quincy over a cup of tea. Everything goes perfectly until Quincy asks him out on a date.

Quincy Dean William Johnson

This story was so much fun to write!


Quincy Dean is one lucky guy. After months of virtual flirting, he’s convinced the man of his dreams is living next door. True, they’ve never spoken face-to-face, and William Johnson has never posted a picture of himself, but how many William Johnson’s could there be?

Quincy is positive the two of them would be great together. But if he’s ever going to get the chance to convince Will of that fact, he’s going to need to do it before his perfect man figures out he’s too good for Quincy’s little corner of Whiteport and disappears from his real life forever.

But how do you woo someone when you have to stay six feet apart? Direct messages are great, but they aren’t very romantic. And when Quincy begins to notice that Will’s messages don’t always match up with what he’s seeing through his blinds, he worries that even online he and his dream guy are drifting apart. Six feet or not, it might be time to ask Will out on a date.


Quinny, Focus! in the JMS shop (20% off)

Mate of Mine

Mate of Mine: A Vampire Paranormal Gay Romance (Rescue Inc Book 1) by Megs Pritchard

Now…see how I never read blurbs. I had this in kindle library, read the title, and figured yeah I could do with some werewolf smut. I do like me some werewolf smut now and then. I was also sure I needed an M for my A-Z Title Challenge, so it would be to kill two birds with one stone.

Make that zero birds with a gazillion stones.

I don’t mind, I really don’t. I sat on the sofa, had a glass of wine and some chocolate, and I read a story beginning with an M when I, in fact, already had a story with an M. And it wasn’t werewolf smut, it was vampire smut, which I would’ve realized if I’d read the blurb LOL.

It doesn’t matter, this is a paranormal hurt-comfort story. Jeremy has escaped an abusive ex, but then a storm hits, and he’s rescued by a vampire. That vampire happens to be his mate, something the vampire knows and understand withing seconds of meeting him, but Jeremy only has heard of.

Jeremy slowly lets Donnie, the vampire, in, but nothing ever easy, is it?

A solid paranormal read.


Mate of MineA new twist in the paranormal world where vampires and humans coexist.
Is human Jeremy willing to take a chance on vampire Donnie?

Having escaped an abusive relationship, Jeremy Sutton has learned the hard way that you can only rely on yourself. Just as he was getting his life back on track, it’s thrown into chaos: first by a flood and then by the person who rescues him.
It was just another rescue mission for Donnie Smith, a vampire, until his eyes met Jeremy’s. He’d finally found his mate but convincing Jeremy to trust him was harder than he thought. After everything Jeremy had suffered, he wasn’t willing to be hurt again.
Time and patience allow’s their relationship to deepen and finally move forward, but someone from Jeremy’s past threatens to destroy everything.

Can Donnie save the man he loves or will he lose him forever?
This is a gay paranormal romance featuring vampires and humans, and includes hot sexy men rescuing those in need and finding their fated mates along the way.

Warning: This does include a small amount of violence and an attempted rape.