Books by Dale Cameron Lowry
Nine of Dale'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.
Rajiv met and fell in love with his husband, Mateo, while they served on the scientific team that transformed Mars into a home suitable for humans. But then Rajiv was 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. (This is a standalone erotic short story.)
Aaron Loreto can’t lay claim to being anything as sexy as a werewolf or bearman. Once in a blue moon, he turns into a raccoon. When he meets Philip MacRory, Aaron falls head over heels. Philip is hot, sweet, and open-minded about shifters, but Aaron’s still terrified to come clean… until a night of passion with Philip shows that Aaron’s not the only one keeping secrets. (This is a standalone short story.)
On Mike’s fortieth birthday, his husband, Ken, takes him on vacation to Vancouver Island in Western Canada to celebrate. While Mike mourns his loss of youth, Ken encourages him to recapture it by bedding a gorgeous twenty-something man they encounter while hiking in Pacific Rim National Park. A night of no-holds-barred passion among the three men reveals a sizzling chemistry, and when Mike and Ken return home they find themselves longing to reconnect with the young Jason. Can what started as a one-night stand transform into a threesome that lasts? (This is a standalone short story.)
"What Marriage Is About"
In Dale's contribution to Silence is Golden, "What Marriage Is About," a Deaf couple confronts the scars of institutional abuse as they explore bondage and domination for the first time. One reader writes, "reading such a textured meaningful intersection of kink and disability was very nurturing for me."
Before turning their lives over to the control of their church, two young men bound for Mormon missions visit Colorado for ten days of camping and sex, then head to opposite sides of the world. But the enforced chastity of their missions can't make them forget their nights of passion.
"Sucker for Love"
Licked features seven stories of oral eroticism from across orientations. In Lowry's "Sucker for Love," Marcus fondly recalls his college romance with boyfriend Tommy Macdonald through details of three intimate oral encounters. Author Emmanuelle de Maupassant calls it "tender and romantic, satisfying and whimsical."
"What You're Called to Do"
Technology can seem magical, and in this collection of twenty short stories, it literally is. In Dale Cameron Lowry's "What You're Called to Do," an iPhone turns the depressing but predictable life of unemployed journalist Justin topsy-turvy when it inexplicably begins to cajole him into rescuing stray cats.
Goodreads reviewer Bruce Gargoyle wrote, "If you've ever thought that your phone was possessed, or otherwise controlled by nefarious outside sources then this is the anthology for you! ... My favourite of the collection was 'What You're Called to Do' by Dale Cameron Lowry. ... I'd recommend this one for short story lovers who like their technology bang up to date."
"All Is Well"
When Kyle Pratt cooks a feast for his fellow Mormon missionaries, Tanner Jensen falls in love at first taste. But Tanner's always believed the only way into heaven is to marry a woman in the temple. Tanner must reconsider his beliefs as he and Kyle develop a deeply spiritual connection.
Alysia Constantine, author of Sweet, writes, "What’s lovely is that the story sticks to its guns about the relevance of the attraction between the two men without ever devolving into an 'Eff you, Mormons!' sensibility. These men find a way to make their faith work with their love, in a manner that’s slow, respectful, and real."
Seven years after leaving the Mormon Church, American coffee roaster Jayden Oaks rekindles a friendship with his former crush and fellow missionary, Rawiri Wilson, a Maori New Zealander who’s also in the coffee business. When they reunite at a coffee roasting championship in Auckland, New Zealand, it becomes obvious the spark that's always existed between them is more than simple friendship.
Enjoy what Mari Cardenas of Bayou Book Junkie review blog calls "a sweet read, with likeable characters that you can root for. I loved that we got to see Jayden and Rawiri when they were younger and then again in the present. "
"American Master Bakers"
Dale Cameron Lowry's "American Master Bakers" was first published in this collection of 18 romantic stories. Baking is a way of life for Joey, a young pastry chef vying for first place in the reality show American Master Bakers. But the judges have been showing favoritism to Terence, an aggravatingly attractive older man with more experience under his belt. When the competition gets hot, so do the two men. Can a relationship that started in hatred end in love?
"American Master Bakers"
Age is Just a Number features ten stories of gay and queer couples finding love despite—and sometimes because of—differences in years, including Dale's sizzling romantic comedy "American Master Bakers."
Goodreads reviewer Lyssa Dering wrote, "I enjoyed ['American Master Bakers'] immensely. It was funny, sexy, engaging, and just a delight all around. I couldn't find any fault with it. It's probably my favorite in the anthology."
The Xcite Book of Gay Romance includes ten stories from top-selling romance authors from the United Kingdom, United States, and beyond. In Dale Cameron Lowry's "Escape Plan," Thayne is a Mormon missionary with a problem: he's head over heels for his mission companion, Caleb. When Caleb reveals the desire is felt both ways, the two young men embark on an erotic journey that teaches them to trust their own hearts for the first time.
"Sweeter Than Blood"
Keith was a vegan before a hot encounter with a stranger turned him into a vampire. In the year since, his sire, John, has tried to make up for the mistake by teaching Keith everything he knows about being a non-murderous bloodsucker. But temptation is strong in the form of Andres, a regular customer at the barbershop where Keith works. When Andres finally asks Keith on a date, the real danger begins.
What do all the Little Icons mean?
Stories with Mormon and Latter-Day Saint themes are marked with an Angel Moroni.
A heart means the story contains romantic themes and has a happy-for-now or happily-ever-after ending.
No sex scenes.
Sex scenes are fade-to-black or lack erotic detail.
One detailed sex scene.
Erotic content makes up a large portion of the story.
Multiple erotic sex scenes that may include kinks (BDSM, multiple partners, etc.)