Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Celebrating the Release of Falling Hard by Dale Lowry: #Excerpt #Giveaway #MM #Erotic #ShortStory #Romance

Falling Hard: Stories of Men in LoveTitle: Falling Hard

Author: Dale Cameron Lowry

Length: 233 pages/57,000 words

Publisher: Terrestrial Press

Genres: short stories, contemporary romance, paranormal romance, erotic romance

Falling Hard features nine of Dale Cameron Lowry’s best short romance stories, available for the first time in one book. Meet a sign language interpreter who finds unexpected love at middle-age, college students in their first relationships, a vampire who would rather be a vegan, and a proudly gay ex-Mormon atheist who sells Bibles for a living. From sweet to erotic, this collection exhibits the quirkiness, fun, and diversity Dale's writing is known for.

Here are just a few of the stories in Falling Hard:

  • Reading the Signs — The only thing twenty-three-year-old Theo De Jong expects when he enrolls in a summer school for linguists in New Mexico is to get more ideas for his master’s thesis in Dutch Sign Language. But then he meets the American sign language expert Alfonso Grossman, and sparks fly.

  • Born of Fire — The fairies on Ireland’s north coast are notorious for kidnapping, and Aodhán of County Donegal has the scars to prove it. When the fairies abduct the handsome youth Cainnech, Aodhán seeks to free him—but risks losing his health and Cainnech in the process.

  • Far From Home — Rajiv met and fell in love with his husband, Mateo, when they were both members of the scientific team responsible for transforming Mars into a home suitable for humans. But years into their shared mission, Rajiv is ordered back to Earth to restore the barren lands of the American Midwest. With a little help from technology, the two men find innovative ways to nurture their long-distance relationship while they wait to reunite.

  • Rough Love — Blake thinks new boyfriend Michael doesn't like French kissing. Michael thinks Blake doesn't like rough sex. Neither are virgins, except in the art of conversation. Can they set things straight before the honeymoon's over?

  • Excerpt
    From Far from Home:

    Rajiv looked out his telescopic skylight into the night sky. As always, its lens was focused on Mars and its colorful patchwork of fertile green loam and sterile red dirt intersected by bright blue rivers arising from beneath the planet’s surface. He’d met Mateo up there at breakfast his first day at the Valles Marineris research station. The tangerine sunlight streaming through the mess hall windows had made Mateo’s light brown skin glow a coppery orange. Sometimes Rajiv missed that Martian light almost as much as he missed Mateo. “Mars is so pretty,” Rajiv said, his eyes falling back to Mateo. “It would be a shame to abandon it now. Besides, I’m pretty sure the refugees who’ve already built their homes in the green zones wouldn’t be eager to relocate again.”

    “Ah, so you’re saying want me to stay up here terraforming forever, millions of miles from you?” Mateo furrowed his brows together in the false-angry expression he used when he was teasing. (When he was actually angry, his face would go expressionless and cold. Rajiv hadn’t seen that look in seven or eight years, when a bioengineering intern miscataloged the vegetable seeds from one of Mateo’s planting trials.)

    “Not at all, and you know that. I miss being with you.” The last time they saw—and felt—each other in person had been during a two-week holiday aboard the Paradise civilian space station seven months earlier. It was seven months too long.

    (Far from Home is also available as a standalone short story.)

    Where to Buy

    Falling Hard is currently available through the secure downloading platform PayHip, Amazon, Apple, and other sellers worldwide. You can read a preview and find sales outlets at:


    • Giveaway

      To celebrate the release of Falling Hard, Dale is running a giveaway. The prize is one of Dale's short romances that is not in the anthology: Love Unmasked, a lighthearted romance about Aaron Loreto, a gay man who's been unlucky in love because he occasionally turns into a raccoon. For some reason, his ex-boyfriend didn't like the way he'd spend all night digging through the trash. But somewhere out there is a guy who's more understanding, and Aaron might just have found him at his favorite coffee shop.

      You can enter every day to increase your chances. Enjoy!

      (If you can't see the Rafflecopter giveaway here, go to to enter.)

      Author Bio & Links

      Dale Cameron Lowry lives in the Upper Midwest with a partner and three cats, one of whom enjoys eating dish towels, quilts, and wool socks. It’s up to you to guess whether the fabric eater is one of the cats or the partner. When not busy mending items destroyed by the aforementioned fabric eater, Dale is a writer and editor who enjoys wasting time on Tumblr, listening to podcasts, studying anatomy, getting annoyed at Duolingo, and reading fairy tales. Previous careers include sign language linguist, grocery store clerk, journalist, gardener, and camp counselor.

      Dale began writing for fun at the age of eight and has been making up stories ever since, from overly workshopped literary fiction to off-the-cuff fanfic. Queer Mormons have a way of popping up in Dale's work, whether it's romance or erotica, sci fi or fairy tales, slice-of-life contemporary fiction or spine-tingling horror. So do immigrants and emigrants, people with disabilities, multilingual folks, and others who live their lives navigating multiple cultures.

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