Sweet treats have a place all year round, but they seem especially prominent during the darker, colder months and around big celebrations. And since I don't have the sweetest sweet tooth, I often turn to my spice rack to temper the sweet. I'm also a card-carrying cinnamon addict, but that's an … [Read more...] about Season of Cheer, Day 18: Needles, Yarn and Gingerbread #4
Free Stories, Snippets and Outtakes
Craving a little light reading with your coffee? You're in the right place. I love writing shorts and ficlets to work out characters or plot points, so here we have a collection of stories, snippets and outtakes featuring:
- Jack and Gareth, Nico and Daniel, Aidan, Alex, Raf, Skylar and the rest of the crew from the Power of Zero series
- Tempest, Max Young and their snarky best friend Min from FanBait
- The FireWorks Security boys: Joel Weston, Kieran Ross, Marius Leven and Gabriel Coelho
- Minel and Falcon from Healing Glass
- Macalla, Bran, Aslan and various other characters from the Dornost Saga
- Hitoshi and Kazuhiro from Warring States
- Raven, Cynthia, Damon and Leigh from the Adepts series
- and, of course, my latest obsession, who doesn't even have a name yet...
The 17th day of December, and I hope you're all holding up well. With our living room still out of commission and all the furniture at the restorers, we're thinking of treating ourselves to a Christmas Day picnic on an empty beach. It's the ideal place to recover my sanity. It's also why I'm … [Read more...] about Season of Cheer, Day 17: Needles, Yarn and Gingerbread #3
It's Day 16 of my Season of Cheer Blogging Challenge and today's story is the second part of Needles, Yarn and Gingerbread. Daniel and Nico, the boys Jack and Gareth have adopted, have a school project involving teamwork. And after discovering Nico with knitting needles, Jack wants to hear all about … [Read more...] about Season of Cheer, Day 16: Needles, Yarn and Gingerbread #2
I'm having fun with my December blog challenge. Catching up with characters I used to spend much time with, showing off new stories, and - most of all - getting my head into gear for writing the next Jack and Gareth book by playing with short stories and snippets... it's a lot of work, but I'm … [Read more...] about Season of Cheer, Day 15: Needles, Yarn and Gingerbread #1
Good morning, all! I'm Jackie Keswick, usually found writing suspense, action adventure and fantasy, both m/m and m/f. It's December 13th and today my post is part of the Rainbow Advent Calendar, a FB group where a couple of new stories are ready for you to read each day. If you can't manage … [Read more...] about Season of Cheer, Day 13: It’s Rainbow Advent Calendar Time!
Welcome to the 12th day of this season of cheer! A couple of months back, when I had the idea of setting myself a Christmas blogging challenge, I asked my mailing list subscribers which of my existing characters they'd like to see again in a short story. And yes, there's plenty of Jack, Gareth, Nico … [Read more...] about Season of Cheer, Day 12: CrossWords | A FireWorks Security Story