Sunday, June 22, 2014

The new cover for The Astral Mage

On sale June 25th at Secret Cravings website

Book Blurb

Kyrus is a wanted man. He's an Astral Mage, better known as a "Soul Giver", a race of people who can reattach life force energy back to its source. In other words, he brings the dead back to life. For years the Confederated Authority, the governing body for planets, has been methodically hunting them down and Kyrus is as pure as they've seen. So it becomes a huge risk when Tilbarr, the captain of the Wolf, brings Kyrus on board his ship.  Not that Tilbarr is afraid of the ConFed. Far from it. But the threat to Kyrus doesn’t come from outside the Wolf and it isn’t long before Tilbarr realizes he just may have to give up everything in order to save Kyrus, his ship, his crew and even his life.  All in all, not a bad trade off.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Jason was gone again. Out of his life. Just like that. Swooped in to rescue his little kitten, Christopher, and with one wink, was gone. There was nothing Mike could have done, nothing at that point he would have done.

Mike took a long sip from the glass of bourbon he had poured for himself when he arrived back to his office. He snorted into the quiet stillness remembering that Jason had taken away a drink just like this that long ago night, the night his father died.  At the time he thought Mike was just a snot nosed little brat who couldn’t hold his liquor.


But he supposed he was… back then. But oh, that night! So much had changed since that night. Everything was different. So many things had been broken, like promises, ties, hearts and even lives.
And now there was regret. Fucking regret! Why the hell had Jason allowed for him to believe his father had died by Jason’s hand?  Why? Did he think Mike was so damn weak, so fucking fragile, that he would have fallen apart had he known the truth?


Jason even told him the anger he had because of it, the fury he directed at Jason, the very revenge he vowed to take, was what ended up pulling Mike through all the grief, the guilt, and the rage. 

Shit! Damn you to hell, Jason! You could have had me. That is the true hell of it!  You could have taken me then but you fucked it up with your silence.

Even in that warehouse today, the place Mike had lured Jason to, the place where he was finally going to have his retribution, Jason could have had him.  Especially once he turned the tables on Mike, disarming him, holding him down the way he did, touching him, breathing into the back of his neck… Mike realized he would not have stopped him. Not today and not that long ago yesterday. 

But you knew that. You knew it and you used it against me.

He took another long drink, feeling the fire flow down his throat, the warmth starting to course through his veins. He knew that soon he would no longer care about Jason or the fact that at no matter what the cost he had come to collect his precious little kitten. For Christopher, Jason risked it all.

Ahhh, Christopher. Sweet, cherished Christopher.  What was it that Mike felt for him now? He had confused the hell out of Mike with all his words of encouragement and support, evidently secure, and rightfully so, in his knowledge of Jason’s love for him. And Mike thought it was enough just to have Christopher by his side, have command over him. It was like having one over on Jason who never allowed for such things. But then, somehow, Christopher took that control back. How was it that little twink suddenly knew more about Mike’s heart, Mike’s desires, Mike’s darkness, than even Mike did?

And when he finally figured it out, when Mike finally was able to admit to his own weakness, his needs, when he finally asked Christopher to stay, no longer out of any agenda or revenge toward Jason, but to stay for him, what the fuck good did it do?

Just like when Jason told Mike he didn’t love him either.  That all Mike really wanted from Jason was his acknowledgement, his approval, as if Jason were his father.  Well, that was a bunch of bullshit! Mike did love Jason!  Sure he wanted Jason to see him.  But…
Just… him. 
However, that was a long time ago and unfortunately time had always been a cruel companion because Jason, it turned out, had been right.  Mike didn’t get it, of course, didn’t figure it out until it was too late.

But did it matter anymore? Because Jason and Christopher were gone. Once again, to go down that road, the only thing he would find was regret.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

The ultimate aim of the art of Karate
does not lie in who wins or who loses,
But lies in perfecting the heart and the mind
and sometimes of the sins that one chooses.
The universe says you’re unlucky if you live
long enough to regret things you’ve done,
But when you play scrabble with Mahjong tiles,
it’s hard to determine who’s won.
It's when the liquor’s all gone and your heart’s still on fire,
you wonder where in the world does love go?
Regret is for fools, but for lovers too,
because they’re the only ones who don’t know

No Regrets

Excerpt coming soon...

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

My New Book!

Jake is on a much needed vacation when he receives a desperate call from Alan, his former boyfriend. Against his better judgment, Jake comes to Alan's aid. However, Jake’s car breaks down on the side of road in the middle of nowhere. Not only are cell towers non-existent but Jake let Alan navigate with an old map, thereby finding "this awesome shortcut".


Now the idiot is determined to get to town before the sun goes down rather than spend the night in the car. Not only that, he insists they cut across private property to do it. Since it's trespassing, they could get arrested—or surrounded by cowboys all hell bent on teaching the trespassers a lesson.

Thankfully, a very muscular, stunning cowboy named Colton shows up to save the day. However, he's not about to let Jake off easy either. Seems there are still a few lessons to be learned, and it looks like they might involve leather, some hand cuffs, and a suspiciously high, padded trunk…
Hello!  My name is Hurri Cosmo and this is my first blog.  I think I will do what my friend Edward Kendrick does and post stories and stuff.  I will also have links here as soon as I figure out how to do them.  Can't wait to get started!