I'm super excited about my new story, due to be released in Dreamspinner Press's latest anthology, Cuddling which releases on 12th August 2013:
What happens after 'happliy ever after'? No matter how long they've been together, the couples in this anthology find that keeping a relationship alive takes work. Whether it's job conflicts or family issues, the seven-year-itch or just plain stuck-in-a-rut routine, these men face the challenge of keeping the spark alive with humor, creativity and romance.
My story is called The Responsible One, and is the story of Tom and Owen:
Tom has always been sensitive about the age gap between him and Owen, but after five years, they’re still together. Lately though, things have been strained. Tom’s job has been making him unhappy. He’s overworked and resentful. He knows he’s been neglecting Owen, but why can’t Owen see that Tom needs some support for a change?
Owen’s worried about his lover. Tom’s working too hard and it’s taking its toll in stress and insomnia. When Tom leaves him at home to go and spend yet another Saturday working, Owen stumbles on a secret stash of porn Tom’s hidden away. Owen’s dumbstruck. Does Tom have secret desires he’s never admitted to Owen? And if so, what does it say about their relationship that he’s never spoken up about them?