Tag Archives: Heidi Cullinan

Carry the Ocean by Heidi Cullinan

Character Profile: Jeremey Samson

Jeremey Samson has just graduated high school and is meant to go to college in the fall, but he has no idea how he’s going to go. Though he hasn’t been formally diagnosed yet, he has depression and anxiety disorders. His life is in chaos and he doesn’t know quite what to expect yet—until he meets Emmet Washington at a neighborhood picnic.

    “You’re uncomfortable again.”

    I was. I was starting to breathe too fast too, and I could feel my heart banging like it wanted out of my rib cage. I shut my eyes. Oh God, I was going to have a panic attack here, at the picnic. My mother would never forgive me.

    “I—I have to…go.” I glanced around, realizing how many people had arrived, how close they were to me. My breath got shallower and shallower, and I wanted to cry. “I can’t get out of here. I’m trapped. They’re going to be so angry.”

    “Will you let me help you?”

    I blinked at Emmet, not understanding what he was saying at first. He still didn’t look at me, but he had his hand out, and he’d stopped rocking, waiting.

    I put my hand in his. I don’t know why, but I let him lead me away from the tree, away from the picnic. He navigated me around some garbage cans at the corner of the house, parked me on a bench and sat beside me. He let go of my hand, and he left plenty of space between us. He said nothing, only sat with me as I took deep breaths and calmed myself down.
Continue reading

The Devil Will Do by Heidi Cullinan

About the Book:

In a land unforgiving of indulgent, dangerous sex, merchantman Eryn does his best to keep his desires in the dark…until the plight of a beautiful prince leads him out of the shadows and into adventures both sensual and terrible.

Capture, curse, and torture litter Eryn’s road to true love, along with carnal delights beyond his most wicked imaginings. His strengths and limitations are exposed—and the hard truth, that nothing holds him back more than the monster of self-loathing in his heart. Prince Wyn might be everything he’s dreamed of in a man—and master—but before Eryn can accept the exquisitely wicked affections of his one true love, he must first save himself…from himself.

This novella was originally published under the title Sweet Son and has been significantly revised.

Buy From: Wilde City


Continue reading

Sleigh Ride by Heidi Cullinan

What’s Next in the Minnesota Christmas Series

The Minnesota Christmas series was always written to be a series, which despite all my series is only the second time that’s happened. Often I get to the end of a book and think, “well, actually…” or in the case of the Love Lessons series, have it happen in the first act of the second book. This series, however, I knew from word go would be at least three, and the first trilogy would take place in Logan, Minnesota, feature the “three bears” we meet in Let It Snow, and always take place at Christmas.

This has put some fun restrains on me as a writer. Logan is a very small town, so with three gay leads plus a few periphery Friends of Dorothy, I was already straining my statistical gay man quotient. Add to this apparently this city is under some kind of spell where gay men can only fall in love at Christmas, and one set at a time, and…well, it’s a tap dance at times. I love it, though, so much that I’m tying myself into pretzels trying to figure out how to keep it going for a book four. And five, perhaps, and as long as we’re there, why not six…

For now, however, I know there are three. Let It Snow, Marcus and Frankie’s story, is book one. Sleigh Ride, the current release, is book two and tells the tale of Gabriel and Arthur. This leaves poor Paul, who was the only one who ever wanted true love in the first place, coming in last next year for Winter Wonderland.

Continue reading

Q&A with Heidi Cullinan

Hello and welcome. Pull up a cloud and get comfortable.

Please tell us about your newest release.
It’s Fever Pitch, book two in the Love Lessons series. A new adult, college-set gay romance featuring a cappella choirs and a sadly overlooked orchestra.

What is your favorite line/scene from the book and why?
I like the scene on the skywalk, but I can’t tell why because I’ll spoil everything.

Which came first: the story, the characters, or the setting?
Setting last, as it got shifted around. Character is story, and they form each other like some weird gelatinous thing for me. Neither the original story nor the character are what I ended up with, but they all got me here.

What’s in the works or next up for you?
Sleigh Ride, a book two in the Minnesota Christmas series, is out in November. A rerelease of the novel formerly known as Sweet Son will be out in February. Carry the Ocean, a new adult romance between a young man with autistm and another with clinical depression and anxiety will be out in April, and Love Lessons #3, Lonely Hearts, will be out next summer.

Any last thoughts?
Thanks for having me!

Thanks for joining us. Best of luck and many sales on your latest release!

About the Book:

Continue reading

Hero by Heidi Cullinan

About the Book:

Construction worker Hal Porter knows he’s nobody special. But when strange events draw him into a magical world, he becomes the only man who can free Morgan, a lonely, long-enchanted shape-shifter. Whether he feels he’s worthy or not, Hal is the hero Morgan has been waiting for.

However, Hal’s task becomes personal as he and Morgan fall in love. Now, to save Morgan and give himself the happily ever after he’s always longed for, Hal will need to do something far more daunting than face Morgan’s captor or finally come out of the closet…

He’ll have to believe in himself.

This title has been previously published and has been revised from its original release.

Buy From: Wilde City Press


Continue reading