jana_denardo: (kept tears)
Title : Las Vegas Bound
Author: [livejournal.com profile] cornerofmadness
Fandom: Kept Tears universe (original)
Characters : Aaron, Corrine & Rhys
Warnings : None
Word Count: 595
Summary : Corrine has a proposition for the men
Author’s Note : Written for [livejournal.com profile] 12_daysofficmas. Sorry it’s a bit rushed. Too much to do this holiday season. Par for the course for 2015

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Las Vegas Bound )
jana_denardo: (kept tears)
Title : Gentle Night
Author: [livejournal.com profile] cornerofmadness
series: Athens Prophecy universe (original)
Word Count: 206
Summary : Faolan is having a sleepy, lonely night
Author’s Note : Written for [livejournal.com profile] 12_daysofficmas. Sorry it’s a bit rushed. Just a bit of flash fiction because I am exhausted.

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Gentle Night )
jana_denardo: (kept tears)
Title : What to Get the Geek Who Has Everything
series: Kept Tears universe ( find it here )
Word Count: 325
Summary : Rhys stops by with some early holiday gifts
Author’s Note : Written for [livejournal.com profile] 12_daysofficmas . Sorry it’s a bit rushed. Too much to do this holiday season. Par for the course for 2015

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What to Get the Geek Who Has Everything )
jana_denardo: (kept tears)
My story Coulrophobia is up on Dreamspinner's blog today.

It’s set in the Kept Tears universe and you can find it here.

You'll find clown hotels, creepy cemeteries, ghosts and a whole lot of silliness in this flash fic. I hope you enjoy.
jana_denardo: (kept tears)
I started this story at the beginning of the year as my way of mourning the loss of one of my heroes, Leonard Nimoy. However, it got too painful and I didn't know which way to take the story. With some time and distance and with the help of a great prompt from the annual Halloween [livejournal.com profile] spook_me challenge I found my way. I didn't find my way to a good title mind you, but I hope you'll enjoy it none the less. It is in the same universe as my m/m/m story for the Love's Landscape challenge in 2014. You can find it here (note: you do have to be a member of the group to see this story but otherwise it's free. I hope to have it up on my new website shortly!) Triskelion It's set in Athens, OH, which is roughly my home turf these days. I hope you enjoy it!

My prompt: Dark Faerie by AIMaNeGrA Dark Faerie by AIMaNeGrA photo dark_faerie_by_almanegra-d65ctq0_zps7bu3ixjf.jpg

Summary - As Faolan mourns the loss of his hero, Derrek and Jason try to cheer him up. Surely nothing could go wrong with a lonely cabin in the woods.

Author's Note: This also fulfills a prompt from the allbingo challenge on dreamwidth for 'alone in the woods.' Also, it's not really the universe I signed up to write but this one screamed louder so it won.

Cabin in the Woods )
jana_denardo: (kept tears)
I took part in the What Happened in Vegas blogathon to celebrate the SCOTUS gay marriage decision. It also has the charity I chose to highlight for this. J. P. Barnaby is hosting my story!

You take two geeks, a Star Trek themed wedding and Las Vegas and you get my story Boldly Go.

It's a sweet/no sex story if that matters. And thanks to [livejournal.com profile] evil_little_dog, [livejournal.com profile] kiramaru7 and [livejournal.com profile] 0_mother_0 for the beta!

free story here
jana_denardo: (darkest midnight)
Title -- Too Hot
Word Count -- 667

Summary -- It’s too hot to do anything
Author’s Note -- Happy holidays, 2014. Written for the [livejournal.com profile] 12_daysofficmas.

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Too Hot )
jana_denardo: (kept tears)
Title -- Holiday Lights
Word Count -- 1,282
Summary: Aaron asks Rhys for some help with putting up the tree and finalizing their holiday plans, even though he knows Rhys will have something to say about all of Aaron's geeky ornaments. Rhys puts his own special touches on the holiday decorating as only a fae could. It’s set in the Kept Tears universe and you can find the novel here.
Author’s Note -- Happy holidays, 2014. Written for the [livejournal.com profile] 12_daysofficmas community using this cute prompt.  photo snowmen_zps4766d99f.jpg

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Holiday Lights )
jana_denardo: (kept tears)
Author’s Note -- Happy holidays, 2014. Written for the [livejournal.com profile] 12_daysofficmas community and is dedicated to [livejournal.com profile] pickamix who passed a few weeks ago and really enjoyed these characters. It was written using this picture prompt. Isn't it lovely?
 photo mountain_zpsc42b211e.jpg

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Mountain Pass )
jana_denardo: (kept tears)
I wrote a short story for the [livejournal.com profile] spook_me challenge. I set it in my Kept Tears universe, just another day of things being crazy in Aaron's life. Being involved with a fae prince isn't easy. And since I was asked to bring back the twins and Corinne, they're here too! (If you want to take a peek at the source material's novel blurb go here, ebook also available. Oh, and that's Aaron and Rhys in my icon).

I had a ball writing this in one marathon session though I ran up short on editing time. Ah well.

My prompt was shape shifters and the picture prompt was lovely. Artwork by Sylvia Ji photo tumblr_lxz9rt2fDM1r951r6o1_500_zpsb3fdf219.jpg

So have a happy Halloween. I hope you enjoy this freebie Firebird's Flight.

Firebird's Flight )
jana_denardo: (darkest midnight)
Painted in Blood

By Jana Denardo

Author’s Note -- This freebie was written for [livejournal.com profile] spook_me’s Halloween 2013 round for the prompt of ‘demon’ and this wonderful tarot card which, no lie, gave me the whole idea for this story. Dark Grimoire Tarot - Michele Penco photo 877197391_zpsff1790d4.jpg
Honestly, I meant this to be a much shorter story (being a freebie and all) and hoped to have a little more polish on it before the deadline, but the paying gig got in the way (not a bad thing). It’s in the same 1930s urban fantasy universe as Snowbound (In Dreamspinner Press’s anthology Necking) and the novella (also with Dreamspinner), The Darkest Midnight in December which can be found here, along with other stories if you liked this one and wanted to see others. This story is roughly 4,900 words and believe it or not, is not erotica. It's entirely work safe except for the mention of two men on the bed in the very last scene but they're just talking.

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Painted in Blood )
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This was written for the second campaigner challenge and this was just that, a challenge. I had to look up 'oscitate' and a couple online dictionaries didn't even list it. The Free Online Dictionary defines it as to yawn or gape so there I go, learn something new every day.

Here is the challenge: Write a blog post in 200 words or less, excluding the title. It can be in any format, whether flash fiction, non-fiction, humorous blog musings, poem, etc. The blog post should:

include the word "imago" in the title
include the following 4 random words: "miasma," "lacuna," "oscitate," "synchronicity,"

If you want to give yourself an added challenge (optional and included in the word count), make reference to a mirror in your post.

For those who want an even greater challenge (optional), make your post 200 words EXACTLY!


I went with flash fiction and it it 200 words exactly.

Imago in Steam
By Jana Denardo

Once he eased his topcoat over his prosthetic arm, decked out to look like it ran on steam and gears, Aaron glanced into his mirror, feeling handsome again. Since the war that took his arm, he felt ugly until he got into character and headed off to his favorite club. In his steampunk garb, he was like a wildly colored creature pulling forth from the chrysalis.

Even the miasma of fog rolling off the river didn’t dampen Aaron’s spirits as he went into the club. It was a step back into a time that never quite existed. He was early. It would be while before his friends arrived. By some karmic synchronicity, Aaron spotted one the hottest men he’d seen in, well, ever. The stranger might not be gay, but it wasn’t as if Aaron had to sleep with every guy he met.

Lacuna Coil’s music gave way to Abney Park as Aaron crossed the club. He watched the man oscitate, thinking he saw a hint of fang. Wrong club for that. It could be his imagination.

“Hi, I’m Aaron.”

“Sebastian.” He nodded toward Aaron’s prosthesis. “I like it. Sit down.”

Aaron smiled. This was the start of something interesting.


go here to vote for it by 'liking' it. thanks. It's # 84
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The challenge: Write a short story/flash fiction story in 200 words or less, excluding the title. It can be in any format, including a poem. Begin the story with the words, “The door swung open” These four words will be included in the word count.

If you want to give yourself an added challenge (optional), use the same beginning words and end with the words: "the door swung shut." (also included in the word count)

For those who want an even greater challenge, make your story 200 words EXACTLY!


Mine is from my Urban Fantasy universe, Riding With Strangers and is 200 words. If you like it you can head here to vote for it by liking it.
I'm #223


Tough Night on the Job

The door swung open. At the sight of Detective Savage on his doorstep, Hikaru stumbled back a step, his breath rushing in. Savage’s red face, sweat glistening in the porch light’s beam, wasn’t so unusual in the Florida heat. It was the haunted blues eyes staring at Hikaru that made him shudder. A stench clung to the detective, thick, cloying. It was a scent that kicked the reptilian brain hard, making Hikaru’s pulse race.

“Liam, what’s wrong?”

Hikaru’s lover pushed past him. “I didn’t mean to stop so late. Saw your light.” Liam ran a hand through his blond hair. “I only have a few hours, then have to get back to work. Family annihilator, killed her husband and three kids.”

Those words momentarily stole Hikaru’s capacity for speech. He put his hand on Liam’s shoulder. “How does anyone kill their own kids?” Hikaru asked.

“You’re the hundred-year-old dragon. You’ve seen it all. You tell me.” Liam held up his hand. “Sorry, that’s not fair. I…need a moment.”

Hikaru put his arms around Liam, holding his lover tight. “You need to rest and shut the world out a little.” With a nudge of his toe, the door swung shut.

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