Monday, June 19, 2017

new story started

The goal is at least 15k words and I'm already up to 11k. It's been a real pleasure writing this one -- I figured out the entire plot prior to even starting to write and now it is just a matter of hitting the marks as I work through it. A few things have surprised me as I've worked on it, for instance, I didn't anticipate the structure that it would take, or that I'd chose a more limited POV.

It's back to the grindstone tomorrow, though, and I hope I will be able to finish this story next weekend!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

sticky post updated

Over at my Dreamwidth blog I maintain a sticky post with my up-to-date links for what is available. I usually get it updated once or twice a year because writing can be a slow-moving business, so I don't have a lot of changes.

Except for this time!

I had changes! Lots of changes!

I have THREE new things available:

Pyresnakes, which is coming available on June 28th! (male/male)
Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/pyresnakes-by-tray-ellis-8608-b


"Full of the Wild Life", a story in the Blue Collar Anthology (het)

and

"In Anger Blooming", a short, free read that I have up at smashwords (male/male)

Here is the link to the sticky post:
https://trayellis.dreamwidth.org/49808.html

Friday, June 16, 2017

upcoming blog posts for Pyresnakes

I've been working diligently behind the scenes to create some very interesting blog posts about content within Pyresnakes (how do I feel about snakes? what about the very strong secondary grandmother character? what genres got all mixed into the story?) and coming up in about 10 days, those posts will go public.

I will be pointing them out and giving links as they go live!

In the meantime, here's the pre-order link to Pyresnakes at Dreamspinner:

https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/pyresnakes-by-tray-ellis-8608-b

And I'm excited to see my story creeping up the rows on the upcoming tab:
https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/
I'm on the third line which is juuuuuust below the cut. That sort of thing is important to authors, you know. ;)


Just to re-cap, here's the story teaser:

There is another world existing alongside the one most see everyday, and although it is a place of magic and wonder, the dangers are very real.

Aran, an artist, grew up on his grandmother’s tales of the Side-by-Side world. He never expected his knowledge of folklore would aid his boyfriend, Brandon, in an arson investigation, but the snakes that burst into flames when agitated are something he recalls from those childhood stories.

When Aran vanishes, Brandon knows his time as a State Trooper won’t help find him, so he enlists the aid of Aran’s grandmother, Ruth, and they venture into the Side-by-Side world.

But Aran has no memory of his life prior to crossing between worlds, and he’s enjoying the company of his handsome new companion, Ren. Even if Brandon and Ruth reach him, convincing him to return to his former home won’t be easy. In a contemporary fairy-tale adventure set among forests and trails, Aran must choose between a mystical fantasy world and the man he loves.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Blue Collar party tonight

The Blue Collar party on Facebook is ongoing now! Come join us! I'll be posting a little later tonight.
https://www.facebook.com/events/433163940393207/437426279966973/

And Adele Downs did a marvelous post about the Anthology and her story in it, go look:
http://delilahscollections.com/2017/06/12/falling-in-love-upside-down-by-adele-downs/

Belinda LaPage has a great contest available for her story, go see here:
http://delilahscollections.com/2017/06/15/shearers-meet-cutes-and-a-contest/

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Blue Collar is now available!

Blue Collar (A Boys behaving Badly Anthology) is now available! Here's the amazon link; https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Collar-Behaving-Badly-Anthology-ebook/dp/B0722XRLPM/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

There are some really great authors that I'm pleased to be included with.

We're planning a Facebook party tomorrow, which you can visit with the authors:
https://www.facebook.com/events/433163940393207

It's from 3 until 10 pm CDT, and I'll be there a little later in the evening!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Full of the Wild Life


I've got a short story in the Blue Collar Anthology: Boys Behaving Badly
Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Collar-Behaving-Badly-Anthology-ebook/dp/B0722XRLPM/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

I'm one of 16 stories, and they are all fabulous!

I have a teaser for my story:

The other teasers are just as hot, and I'll share them at some point soon!

(For those readers of mine that come for the m/m, please note that sometimes I do dabble in m/f, and this is one of those times. It's still a story about a really attractive guy who works out in the Alaskan wilderness!)

Sunday, June 4, 2017

story accepted to the SciFi Renewal Anthology!

My story "Fresh Start" is among those selected to be included in the Queer SciFi Anthology, this year's theme being 'Renewal'. This is very exciting!

I have two other big things being published this month (Pyresnakes, and also a story in the second Boys Behaving Badly Anthology) so I'm feeling very much on top of the world.

Here's the link to the announcement on FB:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/qsfdiscussions/permalink/704804602999820/