All Sweet, No Bitter

Short. Hella sweet. Very lightly edited. Haven’t met Anika and Royal yet? You can in their Christmas season story, Bittersweet! There’s also a Pinterest Board for the project if you want to see some of my visual inspirations from when I wrote Bittersweet last year. “I thought we talked about this.” Royal looked up from […]

Until The Sun Comes Up – Part 3 (Final)

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little foray into the land of Lyrah and Desmond! It comes to a close here, with no plans at this time to revisit – but, I mostly try not to say never when it comes to characters, since they’re the ones in charge!  I have still been getting messages from […]

Until The Sun Comes Up – Part 2

As promised, I’m back today with part two of three parts! Enjoy! I didn’t miss the smoke. It curled in the air around me, simultaneously acrid and cloyingly sweet as it fought for access to my lungs. I breathed it in, getting it over with – subtly choking on it as I lingered in the […]

Until The Sun Comes Up – Part 1

Some months ago, I introduced a new creative endeavor I dubbed “Storytime with CCJ”. I have unfortunately fallen off. Blah. But, with this first story, many of you wanted to be able to read about my Black vampires. I was making arrangements to make it available on Amazon, but… I changed my mine. I want to let […]

New Gia’s Eve

* Please note – this is written with the strong assumption that you’ve read the Christmas with Gia short, as well as “The Truth” and “The Lies”. If not, this probably won’t make sense. Also, this is probably it for Gia and Manny, meaning I have no intention as of now of writing anything further for […]

Checking In – Jordan and Cole

So, while my next installment of the Connecticut Kings project will not  be following Jordan and Cole, that doesn’t mean we can’t check in a little bit, and see what they’re up to, right? This is not intended to read as a short story, etc, this is just a little snippet of something that came to […]

Christmas With Gia

Short and sweet, loosely edited, and completely fun. Enjoy 🙂   I couldn’t stop the little voice in my head telling me that I should have known it would turn out like this. Through all my planning to perfection, spending a little extra to get a little extra, time spent on the precision coordination of […]

Mother’s Day with Carter & Vivienne

  Relief. That was the first emotion that flooded me as I stepped into my darkened bedroom to find Viv sprawled across the bed, with our daughter, Bellamy, tucked close. The nightlight was plugged in, casting a warm glow across both of their perfect, sleeping faces. My girls. They’d fallen asleep nursing – a normal […]

Recovery – a short story

  – Aurielle-  Just act casual. Just act casual. “Hey!” I called out, my voice falsely bright as I walked up to Dawn and Donovan, looking rather… cozy outside the entrance to The Creamery. It was a place Dawn frequented, according to her Instagram, and Donovan – Donnie – was frequently her date at the […]

The Night Before Christmas Eve – A Serendipitous Short

Merry almost-Christmas! If you’re a fan of my Serendipitous Love series, please enjoy this self-contained short (it is NOT part of a larger story for Roman and Simone, just something fun for the holiday) about the holidays. (Missed Thanksgiving with Sean and Fallon? it’s located here – “How are you going to fall asleep on […]