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By Alexandria Redding
Littleford Fowl, Book 1
After an unstable childhood, Jensen Malone’s hard work is paying off: he’s picked up as a temporary goalie for the Littleford Fowl, brought in to cover for a player who’s out for the season with an injury, and he’s been accepted at the community college. Hockey is his first love, but he needs to stay true to his dream of being a firefighter to guarantee he’ll never be homeless again. Now that he has the chance to pursue both, nothing can stop this fiercely independent transplant from Chicago. One little problem: he’s gay, completely unwilling to stay in the closet, and hockey’s not the most inclusive sport.
Lawrence Paisey’s a defenseman for the Littleford Fowl and he’s got the brooding new goalie in his sights. The guy’s excellent in goal and has a love of hockey to rival Law’s own. Together they could whip the team into shape. Despite his studies and hockey, Law can’t stop fantasizing about Jensen. One little problem: Law needs to win Jensen’s trust to make his dreams come true.
Join Law and Jensen for a hockey-heavy exploration of college, friendship, and one another. HEA guaranteed.
“You know, you keep staring at me like that, someone’s gonna pick up on it.”
“Maybe I’m hoping if I keep staring at you long enough, you’ll notice.” Law winced the moment it left his mouth and sat there, cringing, until Jensen placed his shoe on the bench and leaned up to stare at him.
“Uh…” He could do this. He could suck it up and just tell Jensen he couldn’t stop looking at him or thinking about him and how he’d been posting more shirtless pictures on his social media in hopes he might catch Jensen’s eye. Instead, he offered lamely, “Yeah.”
“Lord, help anyone you’re trying to get with. Your game is hella fucked.” Jensen laughed and picked up his shoe, throwing it at Law.
Law caught it and then sat there with it, staring down at the canvas and wondering just how he’d ended up here. Rather than rising to the bait, he gripped the shoe and looked up at Jensen. “Screw it. You want to know the truth? I’m so attracted to you, it’s ridiculous. I can’t think of anyone else and keeping my hands to myself is incredibly difficult. Add that to the fact that we’re living in the same house now and I feel like I have to have the willpower of a saint not to jump your bones.”
Jensen sat there in silence for a minute, just studying him. When he got up to get his shoe, Law met him head-on, staring up at him and refusing to hand it over. It took a second, but then Jensen’s hand was in his hair and Law tipped his head back with a breathy little sound that he almost couldn’t believe was leaving him.
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About the Author:
I’ve been writing fiction for over sixteen years and technical pieces even longer than that. I began my adventure into fiction within the world of fanfiction and have longed for years to make something I could spill out into the world as fully my own.
While I’ve written other short pieces, I truly wanted one work that I could call a full novel. I’ve put my entire self into writing this book and spent the better part of a year honing it into the novel I’ve presented here.
This book is a culmination of a dream for me, and I can only hope it touches someone the same way it touched me while I wrote it.
To anyone aspiring to write, I tell you do it. To anyone thinking you can’t, you can.
I suppose you came to this section looking for something more about me though, didn’t you? Well, here’s what I can tell you. I’m married to my high school sweetheart. We have two cats, a dog, and a turtle that somehow became ours over the past few years. I love animals, nature, reading, writing, and photography. Quite clearly, I also enjoy the hell out of hockey.
By trade, I’m an engineer who is presently doing database administration, coding, and reporting in support of the company I spent my late teens and twenties dreaming of working for. By hobby, I still write fanfiction. I love to game: Dungeons & Dragons, board games, video games, you name it.
Photography-wise, I love taking photos of landscapes, animals, and architecture. I enjoy doing macro photography of plants. Once upon a time, I aimed to be a professional photographer under this same name and did multiple photoshoots with local models.
As with most authors, I collect pens, notebooks, books, and everything that inspires me, so my life is a little cluttered, but that’s okay.
I end with this… dare to dream, dare to hope, and most of all, dare to be who you truly are.