I have a cover! There will be some intense publishing ahead when my previously published stories will come back up. This is one of them. Pet Delivery used to be Once in the Underworld, but I never liked that title, so now I’ve changed it.
All stories taking place in Nortown started with Once but now when I’m turning them into Up North stories, I figured it doesn’t need to start with Once (no other Up North story does), so I changed it.
Pet Delivery is about Chris, the owner of the grocery shop in Nortown, and Gabriel, an unfortunate guy who happens to witness a murder and now has to stay hidden while awaiting trial. The police hide him in Nortown.
All Gabe wants is to be at home with his cats. The cold cabin the cops has put him in is horrible, and he has nothing to do. Chris feels sorry for the guy his cousin has hidden away in their gran’s old cabin. It’s not suitable for staying in during the winter and Chris fears the man will freeze to death unless he’s there to take care of him.
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Chris Hart owns the only grocery shop in Nortown, but he isn’t exactly overrun by customers. Some days he wonders why he bothers to open the doors at all. Spending his days smiling at the few people trickling in and his nights alone in bed isn’t the most interesting life a man could lead. But when Chris suddenly gets the excitement he’s been craving, it may be more than he bargained for.
Gabriel Miller loves his life. He’s close to his sister, has a job he adores and is the proud owner of one and a half cats. But all of it is taken away when he witnesses a murder. To keep him safe, the police place him in Nortown, of all possible locations.
Chris can’t believe they’re letting someone live in his gran’s old cabin in the middle of the winter. It’s too cold. When the poor man shows up in his shop looking to buy clothes, Chris’s heart melts, despite the freezing temperature. Gabriel notices the way the shopkeeper looks at him, but it can’t be right. No one looks at a heavyset man with heat in their eyes. Do they?
Contemporary M/M Romance: 30,911 words
Release Date: May 8, 2021
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