If you’re familiar with Dreamspinner Press’s annual Daily Dose collections, you’ll know they provide a special themed short story every day throughout the month of June. And to add to the excitement, you won’t know exactly which story you’ll be receiving on any particular day until it’s available to download.
This year’s theme is Never Too Late, and all the stories in the anthology deal with the subject of men finding love later in life, whether that’s a May/December romance, a second chance at what might have been or just an unexpected opportunity to meet that special someone.
My story in the collection is a contemporary romance called Piano Man. Here’s the blurb:
Approaching fifty, Graham is tired of the gay club scene. He dreams of a venue where he won’t be judged on his age and looks. He and his friend Mike decide to fill the gap in the market by opening the Midnight Lounge, a gay-friendly piano bar in the heart of London’s Soho. After several unsuccessful auditions, Graham finds the perfect pianist for the bar. Adam Turner is young, handsome, and talented, and there’s a spark of attraction between him and Graham, but Graham’s split with his ex has left him feeling old and unattractive. He believes Adam is just stringing him along—a belief that seems validated when Adam kisses him, then claims he’s made a big mistake. Adam wants Graham, but first he’ll have to prove to Graham that age is no barrier to finding love.
The whole collection, which includes stories by a very talented line-up of authors including Andrew Grey, Claire London, Alexa Silver, Yolande Kleinn and Rob Rosen, is available at the special price of $49.99, but only until 25th May. After that the price will be $64.99, or you’ll be able to buy the stories individually from the Dreamspinner site. Click on the cover image below to find out more.
Once the anthology is released, I’ll be sharing an excerpt and revealing the inspiration behind Piano Man, so look out for that!