Remember when I said I wasn’t going to stop writing about gay Mormons anytime soon? I didn’t lie. In one week, on March 24, my next gay Mormony story comes out from Waywark Ink Publishing as part of its Mix ’n’ Match anthology:
The heart wants what the heart wants.
Become little more than words in the dictionary when the heart sets its sights on its desire.
Join nine authors as they explore interracial themes ranging from the challenges of loving someone from another culture to fighting for the right to love at all.
Here’s the synopsis of my story “Home”:
Seven years after leaving the Mormon Church, white 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. Despite living 7,000 miles apart, they become close again. When they reunite at a coffee roasting championship in Auckland, New Zealand, it becomes obvious the spark between them is more than simple friendship.
I sometimes think I should develop a scale for my stories along the lines of the Kinsey scale, except the 0 to 6 represent increasing levels of Mormoniness. On that scale, this story would be a 3 or 4; Mormonism is part of the characters’ culture and background, but they don’t define themselves through that lens and aren’t religious. (Contrast this with “All Is Well” from the Simmer anthology, which is a 6. Also, this story has sex. “All Is Well” doesn’t,)
Or maybe I could use a five-point star system for “How Mormony is it?”
“This story gets three out of five rainbow Moronis!”
Want to buy Mix ’n’ Match? Here are some places you can get it:
- WIP (Wayward Ink Publishing online store): http://www.waywardinkpublishing.com/…/mix-n-match-a-waywar…/
- Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CYM24GE/
- Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01CYM24GE/
- Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01CYM24GE/
- Amazon DE: http://www.amazon.de/dp/B01CYM24GE/
- ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-mix039n039matchawa…
Better yet, you can get it on sale through March 31. Discounts available are:
- WIP: 35% off
- ARe: 30%
- Amazon/B&N/Google, etc: 30% off