Coming Soon! – Sophomore Season and Steambath

SophomoreSeason18x27My second year omnibus collection, Sophomore Season, will be available soon in print and ebook!

From the back cover:

Sophomore (from the Greek ‘sophos’ wise + ‘moros’ foolish) has come to mean a second year, when it’s really about knowing that there’s still more to learn.

C.C. Williams presents a selection of pieces from his second year’s production. The results of his sophomore season.

Some romance, some hot sex, a little comedy, a little darkness. Sophomore Season presents sixteen stories, including three previously unreleased shorts:

Coxswain All the Way – in which two crewmates make the most of rowing camp;

Class Reunion – where two old footballers are thrust together with unexpected results;

What Are Friends For? – answers the question of what happens when you add pot to porn and lube!

Also included is the much-anticipated print appearance of Side Effects, the most recent Grandville College novella, as well as stories from the ebooks Hookin’ Up and Working Trade.

Sophomore Season will make you wonder what more you have to learn!

steambath coverAlso coming out soon is Shane Allison’s most recent anthology Steambath: Sweaty Gay Erotica. This collection includes my short, What I Am For.

From TLAgay.com:

Steamy encounters in the bathhouse have been the stuff of erotic legend for centuries, just ask Spartacus! Shane Allison turns the stereotype on its ear in Steambath, a rollicking romp of pretty boys and dashing daddies doing it. From fresh faced twinks to to silver foxes and beautiful bears, Shane delivers sensational stories where every man is naked ALL THE TIME! A towel-snapping good read, is filled with sizzling porn bodies, sexy boys next door, and tantalizing tricks that fully capture the erotic dynamic of between men.

Rob Rosen turns up the heat once again in his new tale, “The Key.” A young detective sets out to investigate the disappearance of a young twink, but finds more than what he ever thought imaginable in Logan Zachary’s “Incubus Steam.” Things get hot and heavy when a college professor and one of his horny students stumble upon a European steam bath in Jarrett Neal’s “The Chaperones.” Freak-nastiness is at its best in Heidi Champa’s, “Showtime.” C.C. Williams will make you quiver in his tasty new creation, “What I Am For.”  I can never get enough of gay porn veteran Landon Dixon and his story “Saunsational” is no exception. Newcomer T.R. Verten heats things up “Across the Bay.” It’s sex nostalgia at its best in Jimi Goninan’s, “Meanwhile.in the Sauna.” Dudes get nasty in Gregory L. Norris’s, “The Gay Dude.” Find out what’s up “Arnie’s Ass” in Troy Storm’s new one.

Shane Allison is a rising gay erotica star and proves it with Steambath.

 

 

Colors of the Rainbow Blog Hop

 

Greetings, all, and welcome to the Colors of the Rainbow Blog Hop!

After considering what to write for today’s post, I decided that I wanted to do something different than just post an excerpt and buy link for my latest release Side Effects. I’m going to talk a little about a recurring setting in my stories—and its background, so I’m calling this:

Location, location, location

Side Effects is set in the small Iowa college town of Grandville. A number of my stories take place at Grandville College, and I attribute that to the fact that I attended a small, midwestern college myself—and enjoyed every year of it! Much more so than the time I spent at a large, urban university for my graduate work.

If you’ve read at least two of my Grandville stories, you may notice that the characters often have sex in at least one less-than-typical locale! For those who haven’t read any yet, here’s the evidence:

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In Summer Stock, Jeff and Robert hook up in a storage room backstage of their Oklahoma! production;

 

C.C. Williams' The Pickup Game

 

Noah and Jerry (who have a cameo in Side Effects) get to know each other really well in the middle of the Life Drawing Lab in their story, The Pick Up Game;

 

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Gus from All I Am For (appearing in Shane Allison’s Steambath anthology) explores a bathhouse;

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and, of course, in Side Effects, Max and Damien do more than study in the library!

 

So why do I like to use these types of locations? They’re often dirty, not necessarily that comfortable, and sometimes not all that private either! Well…

‘Cause they’re fun to write!

Not only can there be unusual props—a purple fainting couch for Robert and Jeff, or a wrought iron king-sized bed for Jerry and Noah—but also some other element to spice things up—the danger of discovery, for example. These are the things that make for a better than run-of-the-mill love scene.

Hopefully, they are fun to read, as well.

Now, some of you may be thinking, “That’s all well and good, but nobody really does that sort of thing.” Au contraire, mes amis! I’ve done the research! Okay, that’s what I’m calling it. 😉

While attending the above-mentioned college, I had two roommates and a narrow, single bed—the same situation my boyfriend was in. This lack of privacy forced some creativity in terms of where to have some fun—and we weren’t picky! The auditorium stage, a chemistry lecture hall, the roof of the library—just to name a few! All of them added a little something extra to our times together.

So, just as with real estate, an important element of romance is location, location, location!

C.C. Williams Giveaway

Leave a comment below with your most memorable location—personal or fictional—to be entered into a drawing for an ebook from my backlist. Be sure to include your valid email address as the winner will be notified by email following the end of the blog hop.

MFRW Giveaway

Free to everyone — No entry needed.

Download your favorite format of the exclusive Marketing for Romance Writers Rainbow Excerpts Book, with 60 pages of gay romance excerpts and samples from some of our authors. Right click on the links and select “Save Target As…”

Kindle  |  Nook / ePub  |  Adobe PDF

Enjoy the hop!

‘Til next time!

Steambath Update!

steambath coverOne of my recent sales appears in Steambath: Sweaty Gay Erotica, the newest collection by Shane Allison from Cleis Press, releasing on July 16th, and now available for pre-order from TLAgay.com!

From the cover: “C.C. Williams will make you quiver in his tasty new creation, What I Am For.” {blush}

This is my pitch for the story: During Grandville College’s gay pride week, Doctor Gustav Stuyvesant recalls an important part of his personal coming out history. Doctor Stuyvesant takes his audience on a blow-by-blow tour of his first visit to a gay bath house and relates its effect on him. (Yep, it’s more of those Grandville College hijinks!)

I am along side such notaries as Rob Rosen, Logan Zachary, and Heidi Champa—to name just a few of the people in this hot collection!

Be sure to check this out! Get your copy ordered now!

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