Editor’s Note: I’m a part of a new anthology coming out on 8/18 from Dreamspinner Press: A Taste of Honey. And while the book is not Fantasy, Sci Fi or Paranormal per se, some of the stories in it include magical realism or present-day fantasy. I hope you’ll indulge me as I share the intros to a number of these stories in the lead-up to the book’s release. :) –Scott
Coming from Dreamspinner Press on August 18th – A Taste of Honey – the ultimate bear romance anthology. Guys don’t have to be in their twenties, perfectly sculpted, and hairless to be hot. Bears are real men with real bodies–and that doesn’t always mean a perfect six-pack or an immaculately smooth chest. With bears, it can mean more man to love. The men in this anthology are chubs, cubs, grizzlies, pandas, polar bears, and more–all looking for a connection. And beneath their burly physiques are hearts of gold. Explore the bear scene and beyond with these big, hairy guys and the men who find them irresistibly sexy.
Leading up to the release date, we’ve got a bear-a-day – the intro to each of these stories to whet your appetite for more.
Today’s Excerpt: “Golden Bear” by G.P. Keith
It was a dark and stormy night, but Norm still worked at his computer, ignoring the moaning wind and rattling windows. Every now and then an especially strong gust would come, almost shifting the house–and then he would find himself breaking off to stare balefully out at the darkness beyond the window.
Being alone in the house didn’t help. Chris had left that morning, despite the weather, to spend the holidays with his parents. When Norm had pointed out that icy road conditions and strong winds would make the six-hour drive to Ottawa treacherous, his friend merely shrugged.
“Oh, they’ll have salted the highways. I’ll be fine.”
Norm didn’t mention his concern that maybe he wouldn’t be.
Chris’s parting remark, “Don’t wreck the house while I’m gone,” hadn’t helped either, especially when weather conditions worsened–more freezing rain that, with plunging temperatures, put a fresh coat of ice on the already overburdened power lines and tree branches throughout the city. And now Chris’s house was Norm’s responsibility.