Title: Falling Hard
Author: Dale Cameron Lowry
Length: 233 pages/57,000 words
Publisher: Terrestrial Press
Genres: short stories, contemporary romance, paranormal romance,
Hard features nine of Dale Cameron Lowry’s best short romance stories,
available for the first time in one book. Meet a sign language interpreter who finds
unexpected love at middle-age, college students in their first relationships, a vampire who
would rather be a vegan, and a proudly gay ex-Mormon atheist who sells Bibles for a living.
From sweet to erotic, this collection exhibits the quirkiness, fun, and diversity Dale’s
writing is known for.
Here are just a few of the stories in Falling Hard:
- Loggerhead — Soon after they fall in love, Jake makes Eric a
promise inspired by an old track uniform. But demanding work schedules at Jake’s fourstar
restaurant and Eric’s newspaper keep them from following through. Six years later,
they take the honeymoon they never had, heading to the Florida coast in search of sea
turtles—and rekindling their passion for each other in the process.
- Reading the Signs — The only thing twenty-three-year-old
Theo De Jong expects when he enrolls in a summer school for linguists in New Mexico is to
get more ideas for his master’s thesis in Dutch Sign Language. But then he meets the
American sign language expert Alfonso Grossman, and sparks fly.
- Rough Love — Blake thinks new boyfriend Michael doesn’t
like French kissing. Michael thinks Blake doesn’t like rough sex. Neither are virgins, except
in the art of conversation. Can they set things straight before the honeymoon’s over?
- Pacific Rimming — On Mike’s fortieth birthday, his husband,
Ken, takes him on vacation to Vancouver Island in Western Canada to celebrate. While Mike
mourns his loss of youth, Ken encourages him to recapture it by bedding a gorgeous
twenty-something man they encounter while hiking in Pacific Rim National Park. A night of
no-holds-barred passion among the three men reveals a sizzling chemistry, and when Mike
and Ken return home they find themselves longing to reconnect with the young Jason. Can
what started as a one-night stand transform into a threesome that lasts?
From Pacific Rimming:
He was crouched at the edge of the boardwalk just ten yards ahead of us and
peering at something over the side, as still as a great blue heron waiting for prey. A bad
metaphor for a bog where no fish live, but that’s how I thought of him, anyway. The
periwinkle-grey of his T-shirt and his black, slightly mussed hair only added to the heronlike
effect. A cowlick stuck out in the back in approximation of the bird’s feathered crest.
His legs were folded like a heron’s too, tight as a pocketknife, his arms as close to his sides
as resting wings. Their dark hairs were delicate plumage against his pale skin.
He was more stunning than any other creature I’d spotted that morning—with the
exception of my husband, of course. I dropped my binoculars and let them hang against my
chest. I nudged Ken’s elbow and pointed in the man’s direction. I knew he’d appreciate the
sight as much as I did.
Ken’s breath did a sharp intake—loud enough for me to appreciate, but not loud enough to
break the silence of the bog. “You’re a good spotter,” he signed, his hands close
to his body like a whisper, then winked.
We both looked. The man must have been flexible to hold that same position for so long, so
I guessed he was either younger than us or did a lot of yoga. I envied his flexibility, and I
also envied the jeans stretched over his curves and angles like a second skin, highlighting
the muscled roundness of his ass. It hovered just inches above the wooden planks of the
boardwalk. If the boardwalk had been a human, the position would have been a cruel tease:
You’d like to touch me, but you can’t.
(Pacific Rimming is also available as a standalone short
Where to Buy
Falling Hard is currently available through the secure downloading platform
PayHip, Amazon, Apple, and other sellers worldwide. You can read a preview and find sales
To celebrate the release of Falling
Hard, Dale is running a giveaway. The prize is one of Dale’s
short romances that is not in the anthology: Love Unmasked, a
lighthearted romance about Aaron Loreto, a gay man who’s been unlucky in love because
he occasionally turns into a raccoon. For some reason, his ex-boyfriend didn’t like the way
he’d spend all night digging through the trash. But somewhere out there is a guy who’s
more understanding, and Aaron might just have found him at his favorite coffee shop.
You can enter every day to increase your chances. Enjoy!
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Author Bio & Links
Dale Cameron Lowry lives in the Upper Midwest with a partner and three cats, one of
whom enjoys eating dish towels, quilts, and wool socks. It’s up to you to guess whether the
fabric eater is one of the cats or the partner. When not busy mending items destroyed by
the aforementioned fabric eater, Dale is a writer and editor who enjoys wasting time on
Tumblr, listening to podcasts, studying anatomy, getting annoyed at Duolingo, and reading
fairy tales. Previous careers include sign language linguist, grocery store clerk, journalist,
gardener, and camp counselor.
Dale began writing for fun at the age of eight and has been
making up stories ever since, from overly workshopped literary fiction to off-the-cuff fanfic.
Queer Mormons have a way of popping up in Dale’s work, whether it’s romance or erotica,
sci fi or fairy tales, slice-of-life contemporary fiction or spine-tingling horror. So do
immigrants and emigrants, people with disabilities, multilingual folks, and others who live
their lives navigating multiple cultures.
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